Skip to comments.DFU INAUGURAL REPORT: 1)Swearing in, 2)protestors, 3)almost killed by FReeper at the Ball
Posted on 01/22/2005 11:47:25 AM PST by doug from upland
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Thanks for the ping!
Hi, AG. Congrats!
I didn't know you were so talented!!! Books, songs, crosswords, poet, traveler, etc. Thank you for the post, it made for a great read. Sorry to have missed the broadcast we were doing our own celebrating here in the great Northwoods.
Now that I think about it, here I sent you meat in that Christmas package. Now I really feel like dumba$$. Oh well, It was the thought anyways 8-)
Loved the report....4 more years!!!
Thank you so much for the kudos! And thank you for "taking us with you" on your myriad adventures!
Mrs. DFU enjoyed it. She LOVES the syrup bottle and will keep refilling it. Thanks.
It was my honor...made the trip to and from DeeCee go a lot faster and was much more enjoyable.
i LIKED that RED gown!
LOL - yeah, both games being played in the frozen north.
Here's the schedule (only 1 RED STATE team playing - I'm supporting Atlanta to win and then to win the Superbowl - yea red states)
Sunday, Jan. 23
Atlanta at Philadelphia, 3:00 p.m. on FOX
New England at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. on CBS
Here's a thread on the games today:
"I was in your great state last year traveling from Uvalde to San Antonio all the way up to College Station. I visited my brother in Georgetown and saw the stinking LBJ library in liberal Austin and the great Bush Library in College Station."
I try to stay out of Austin - way to liberal for me, LOL. At least, in Texas, you can travel hundreds and hundreds of miles before hitting one of those liberal potholes. Hope you can visit again soon - try to get up to the DFW area and I'll buy you a beer.
Do we ever think alike. I am also rooting for the one red state -- the Falcons. Before them it was the Rams. Too bad about the Chargers. San Diego is a great red Navy town in a blue state.
ELS & i had a GREAT TIME, as did everyone but the cocktail waitresses & the bartenders. they just wanted us to LEAVE, so that they could go home.
i left the building about 3AM!
no mud/no uncleshag!
We got back to Richmond right around three...I wuz Bushed...MUD
Glad you survived!
See you in four years.
I hope it's sooner. I think I'm going to be in DC on business in mid to late March. Then I'm considering meeting up with Mrs. DFU in Boston.
This was defintely at 7th and Penn. Idiots don't even know where they were standing obviously. I was there too, but ended up getting on the other side or the police barricade and getting in (eventually). Seems to me from all of the account, about 10-15 FReepers were all standing in that mess, its too bad we all didn't know beforehand, we could have all stayed together and gotten in. Kristinn told me he knew alot of themm never made it through.
Nice to know there were other Freepers in the crowd. I kept looking around but we can be hard to spot, LOL. I talked to one guy at the Ball who was there, but he was on the other side of the street.
Did you see a 6' redhead with a bomber jacket and aviator Ray-Bans?
I'll go back and look in my photos of the crowd. Did you see a 5'2 redhead with a pink coat and a white hat on, lol?
Again, zelig and I really enjoyed meeting you at the W2 Ball on Thursday. Please let me know when you'll be back on the east coast again. Maybe we can get together.
Thanks for the kind words. I think I'll be in DC in mid to late March on business. Then I'm considering a little time in Boston and meeting up with Mrs. DFU for a little vacation.
LOL. I would have had to have been on stilts to see down into the crowd.
Believe it or not, I remember wishing that I was one of those Uncle Sam guys on stilts that you always see in parades, just so I could be at the same height as that dreadlocked-haired and krishna-looking protester guys that were somehow above the crowd.
I never got close enough to figure out what they were standing or sitting on.
No, I was mostly trying to see above the crowd, standing on tippy-toes, trying to figure out what the hold up was at the front of the "line".
What pissed me off most about the maniacs charging up D street at us was that there were a lot of women and children in our crowd that could have been hurt.
Oh you saw him too on the other concrete barrier? I wonder exactly what he was smoking, lol. I agree about the kids, what a horrible bunch of monsters. Rasterfian guy did say that he was NOT with them.
Very good! We don't own a TV and living overseas, why would we want to when all you get is BBC and CNN? Missed the whole inauguration, but it's been nice to read some good stories about it.
Yes, Steve. I couldn't remember your screen name. Doh. I don't know if you saw the thread, but uncleshag is going to do a parody CD for me. Whoopeeee.
Keep writing your lyrics.
"Those guys would have sold the gloves on the street in just a few minutes"
LOL! Or kept them for themselves ("hey, these are nice!").
What a great report, Doug--it sounds like it was an exhausting but really fun time.
And thank goodness you got that salmon bone out of your throat. :)
If they took a vote, I bet that virtually 100% of the RAT underground would be unhappy that I got the bone out of my throat. :)
"Look, if I can't remember my overcoat, what makes you think I would remmember what line I was in."
LOL! I think the lack of sleep contributed to that.
I wish I could have been there. Maybe someday.
and p.s.--thanks for always answering my posts. Sometimes I feel very lonely, like nobody gives a darn what I say. The site is so big. :)
Back to topic.... you're a trooper, especially for having had to wade through the protesters. When I went to a pro-U.S.A. rally here when we first went to Iraq, the counter-protesters smiled at me...until they saw my pro-U.S. sign. ;)
"Land of the Free Because of the Brave," it said.
However, some people stopped me and said, "What a fantastic sign!" I can't take credit for the slogan, I saw it here at FR somewhere.
Anyway, I have to get the kids upstairs... goodnight and take care!
So that's what they were standing on!
I never got close enough to the security checkpoint to see that. I never got closer than being perpendicular to D St., which allowed me a front row view of the riot.
I was giving Mister Dreadlocks and Mister Kristna the benefit of the doubt and thought they were acrobatic young kids balancing on metal fences all day long.
Heck, even I could stand atop a Jersey Barrier!
Ma, I don't want to be a pitnicker, but we usually put the italics on the quote, then put our comments in regular font.
Unless of course, you're just being an ornery contrarian cuss, which is ok by me too, LOL
Hey, what's wrong with being different? FTR, I am no newbie here and not a particularly big fan of FReepers policing other FReepers over inane posting styles or errors, okay? I've seen the spell check police, the that-thread-has-already-been-posted police and now you have appointed yourself to the you're-using-the-wrong-font police. Is it really THAT important or erroneous that you felt you just had to publicly address it to me?
That's why I put the LOL (Laughing Out Loud) in there.
That's also why I said pitnicking instead of nitpicking.
I'm in a jolly mood, and want to stay there.
I didn't know you weren't a newbie, and was just offering some helpful advice, as I often do to newbies.
I'm a bit of a contrarian cuss myself, but mostly to get reaction out of numbnut liberals, LOL.
BTW, when I LOL, I really am Laughing Out Loud.
Freep On Ma!
Dr. Ben's advice is to sit down in a comfy chair, get those shoes off, and put your feet up in front of the fire (or anything if you don't have a fireplace, I don't have one).
I you imbibe, pour yourself a glass of red wine, put on some soothing music, close your eyes, relax, and let your mind wander for a bit.
You have me blushing again. :)
Wish I could have gone to the inauguration, but alas, my three young'uns would have been left to fend for themselves for 3 days....and then I would have been tossed into jail indefinitely for child neglect. (Babysitters are just so expensive.) As much as I love W, somehow it didn't seem worth it.
Incidentally, I became a vegetarian in September, after Vioxx did a number on me. I absolutely love meat, and I'm all for raising cattle, wearing leather, having dominion over the animals, etc....but after actually FEELING (oh, the great pain) how difficult it is for a body to digest meat I decided maybe it wasn't a great thing to eat. Did you know it takes 2 whole days for a body to digest meat? If you ate meat every day you'd never get through it all. Anyway, I really miss steak. *SIGH*
The only thing I miss is gravy on Thanksgiving on my mashed potatoes. I use cream of mushroom soup.
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