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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 08:54 AM
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One toilet for every 6,000 people (at the Inaugural)
Edited on Tue Jan-06-09 08:56 AM by Clio the Leo
Dude on MSNBC is reporting there will be only 1 toilet for every 6,000 people on the mall.

I have ONE word for that...... ewwwwww!!!!

Where *I* will be watching, there will be three bathrooms for every two people ...... and it will be 72 degrees. (Unless I get cold at which point I'll turn up the thermostat some more.)

And you can not only bring large bags, you can bring any kind of recording device you want to, you can bring your cat, a steak knife, wads of paper to throw at Dick Cheney (and you'll have a pretty good shot at him) and you dont have to wear shoes.

I eat, sleep, drink and breathe Barack Obama .... but I dont get it. I wouldn't get anywhere NEAR that mess.

And the ONE thing no one's mentioning ..... 1985 .... Ronald Reagan ...... blizzard ..... oath of office administered INSIDE the Capitol!

Those of you who ARE going .... you are in my prayers. :)
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 08:58 AM
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1. I live here - and there's no friggin way I'm going.
I'm hiding for dear life for that entire weekend.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:07 AM
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3. And I am REALLY praying for you....
..... I'd get the heck out of Dodge on Thursday if I were you.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:25 AM
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5. Can't really afford to.
Besides, getting back into town for work on Tuesday would be a far greater nightmare if I left town than it probably will be anyway. It's gonna suck - no question about it.

Thank you for your prayers. :hug:
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:03 AM
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2. It sounds like this could turn into a nightmare for those that show up
I am with you, best to watch it in a home with a TV. In understand there are going to be regional viewing parties, for those that want company of fellow democrats.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:15 AM
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4. OK that whole bathroom thing
just strikes fear into my heart.

I have to have almost immediate access to one at all times. Makes traveling sort of a pain, but what can you do.


Anyway, I'll be watching from home also...74 degrees (thank you pellet stove)....one bathroom for each resident of the home (two of us)...hot coffee, a couple of old doggies lying on the rugs with us, did I mention ready access to a bathroom? ha ha.... nobody coughing or sneezing in my general direction....knitting to keep my hands occupied....

ahhhhhhh................

:)
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:33 AM
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6. There have been large events at the mall before, so why is there
such an issue with toilets this time? I keep hearing about this. Is it to maybe encourage folks to not show up at Obama's inauguration? Sour grapes because there are so many people that want to be there? Kinda makes me wonder.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:47 AM
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10. But 3 to 5 million people? Have there been events THAT large? NT
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EraOfResponsibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 01:59 AM
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35. There won't be that many n/t
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:49 AM
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12. The demonstration against the surge was 500,000 on the mall
January 2007. We were bussed to the subway and took care of ourselves from there. There were people but in no way was it gridlock. I think double the number will not be that much worse. I just got word this morning that we will be heading to DC to stay with a friend. We are really excited. Plan to play it by ear totally. Let ya know how it goes. Peace, Kim
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 08:09 AM
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40. x4
Estimates are over 2million, that's a lot more people than any protest I have been to.
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 02:55 AM
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37. Not this many people
and I know someone on the medical side in govt that is scared to death something will go wrong. The hospitals will not be able to handle even the minimum normal stuff that happens when you get a crowd this big together and this will be a first if the number they expect show up.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:36 AM
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7. Crowd control by discouragement,
I guess.

Advertise there will be a minimum of porta potties and lots of people won't bother to show up for that reason alone.

Saying that, I'm glad I'm staying home and watching it on TV.
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:41 AM
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8. Get your Depends, baby!
And don't drink the water.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:49 AM
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14. Or a leg bag....
.... which is the choice of many fine, southern gentelmen on their way to their local SEC football game. (Apperently they also use them while out hunting down wildlife to stroke their male egos.)
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-07-09 09:17 PM
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33. You'll never know how much i wish I didn't know that.
Crap.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:42 AM
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9. sure am glad I am not a bush in the general area . . . .
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:50 AM
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15. Oh wow, I hadn't thought of that......
.... hope there's no booing. No place for that on such a solemn day IMO.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 02:57 PM
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21. well - actually I was thinking how I
start looking for the nearest bush when confronted with a pressing biological need - and there are no facilities in the area.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:48 AM
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11. Thankfully my hotel room is right by the White House
No way I would miss this for the world
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:50 AM
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16. Well hey there Michelle! :-) NT
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:49 AM
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13. One phrase: personal urination device. my husband has one per his job with the electric company
He is driving around all day, shutting people off or collecting payments per his job as field collector and well...no bathroom around and you got a personal urination device! A little bottle thingie you can pee into. Probably easier for men them women and nothing for #2 but what are you going to do? Either that or prepare to hold it longtime.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:52 AM
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17. Yeah, I think the operative word there is "husband"
.... I have no desire to be catheterized. :)

As for the SECOND part of what you said :) .... yeah, no way would I do that in a port a potty. lol
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:54 AM
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18. LOL. I saw it one time, it was very...interesting.
Edited on Tue Jan-06-09 09:54 AM by Jennicut
The guys at his job were getting in trouble for peeing on people's property but where else do you go in rural CT?
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:59 AM
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19. Ha ha, well, I'm glad to know....
.... that boys peeing in front yards is not just a southern phenomenon.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 03:23 PM
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22. There are several products marketed for women.
I used to use one when I could still backpack, they really are handy. :)
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seaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:47 PM
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28. Thanks.
Info I can use
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 10:13 AM
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20. That's going to be tough.
Depends anyone?

I'll be at work and will watch the excerpts that night on TV. Good enough for me.

:D
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 06:03 PM
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23. Go now or forever hold your pee.
I've been at events on the Mall where there were inadequate porta potties, and, wow. Wow, wow, wow is all I can say. One 4th of July fireworks display is particularly pungent in my mind. x(
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 06:07 PM
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24. They can use the Freeper's porta-potties
They can't hold everyone back.
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 07:21 PM
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25. It is a security precaution that will ensure the event is freeper free
they need a much better potty ratio to be in the area.
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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 07:23 PM
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26. Get your orders in now: www.shewee.com
Edited on Tue Jan-06-09 07:23 PM by Jackeens_for_Obama
Ladies, that is.

www.shewee.com
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 09:31 PM
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27. LOL....the toilets would be the least
of my worries...getting into DC may be the trick :)

And the weather. Good luck to all who are going :toast:
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Jersey Devil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 10:17 PM
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29. This is why God invented the motorman's friend
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 10:32 PM
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30. I have another word for that ...
Depends.

Just sayin'

But I'm with you. You couldn't pay me to attend that mob scene. I'm making popcorn, and stocking up on foam rubber things to throw at the TV when the good preacher is yakkin'

As for Reagan ducking out of some snow - he was from southern CA. Obama's from northern IL. He may wear long underwear under that suit, but he'll be outside.

:hi:
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Runcible Spoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 10:49 PM
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31. you "eat, sleep, drink and breathe Barack Obama"?
creepy. :scared:
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davidpdx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-07-09 06:24 AM
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32. My first thought was...
Edited on Wed Jan-07-09 06:25 AM by davidpdx
shit :yoiks:
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-07-09 09:24 PM
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34. I never like huge crowds but I'll probably be a little envious. It will be a happy
long day.:smile:
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 02:08 AM
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36. The waters of the Mall will run yellow.....


....
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davidpdx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 03:21 AM
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38. My second thought was
I'd be "pissed" if I had to use the bathroom and there was a line...

Sorry..the toilet humor just keeps coming out.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x8060972#8065153
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 04:56 AM
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39. IT's BYOB for the inauguration
Bring Your Own Bathroom
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