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Inaugural No-Nos: Strollers, Coolers, Backpacks and More... (Umbrellas. Ever pray for rain?)
Washington Post ^ | 12/02/08

Posted on 12/05/2008 10:50:30 PM PST by Libloather

Inaugural No-Nos: Strollers, Coolers, Backpacks and More...

The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has posted on its Web site a number of tips to keep in mind for those planning on attending the Jan. 20 swearing-in ceremony and parade. Among the list of items banned from the festivities are baby strollers, coolers, backpacks, thermoses, umbrellas and signs. Go here for the full list and other tips about what to wear and what to expect.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; bhoinauguration; bhoinaurugation; blade; blades; knife; knives; obama; pray; rain; security; tools; umbrella
I pray for many things. A downpour does count...
1 posted on 12/05/2008 10:50:30 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

A thunder storm with a strong down pour would work for me.


2 posted on 12/05/2008 10:53:24 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Blue Jays

Those libs better wear Gore-Tex garments and have really big biceps to carry exhausted children!


3 posted on 12/05/2008 10:54:32 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Libloather

Its hard to see how people will make it in this fiasco. For this number of attendees...to somehow get into the Washington region...if they used 3,000 public buses and brought in the military...it’ll still be an impossible task. Then you start with simple rules like no baby strollers? No backpacks? No thermoses (in the midst of winter)? No umbrellas?

If there is any snow at all...this will be the most miserable experience possible for folks. People who think they will watch the entire event and attempt to leave around five PM....will find that nothing is really moving...and they won’t get out of the city until 8AM the next day...and be starving unless the military hands out rations and biscuits.

If there is any terrorist action at all in DC on that day...it’ll take the public there at least twenty-four hours to get back to their car parked eight to twenty miles away. What a mess!


4 posted on 12/05/2008 10:58:59 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Libloather

That list sounds pretty standard I thought.


5 posted on 12/05/2008 11:03:01 PM PST by volslover
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To: Libloather
This should help keep things nice and orderly.

The D.C. Council is considering legislation today that would allow bars to serve alcohol until 5 a.m. -- three hours longer than current regulations allow -- and remain open 24 hours a day from Jan. 17 through 21 to serve crowds in town for the inauguration.

6 posted on 12/05/2008 11:03:16 PM PST by smokingfrog (Buy'em cheap. Bury'em deep.)
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To: Blue Jays

I hope the Ex-lax kicks in.


7 posted on 12/05/2008 11:05:55 PM PST by unkus
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To: Blue Jays
PROHIBITED ITEMS

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:


8 posted on 12/05/2008 11:06:49 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Libloather
For all the global warming types, an arctic blizzard would be delightful.
9 posted on 12/05/2008 11:09:34 PM PST by smokingfrog (Buy'em cheap. Bury'em deep.)
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To: unkus
"...I hope the Ex-Lax kicks in..."


People who are (unfortunately) incontinent should be fine. They didn't list a toilet paper or bathroom restriction.

10 posted on 12/05/2008 11:11:24 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: smokingfrog

But the terrorists will have machine guns! Oh, I forgot they want the guy as Prez.


11 posted on 12/05/2008 11:12:08 PM PST by quickquiver (No, means N O.)
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To: pepsionice
"If there is any snow at all...this will be the most miserable experience possible for folks."

Just a warm-up for the enforced misery of the next four years.
12 posted on 12/05/2008 11:16:26 PM PST by shibumi (...so if it's organic, where are its organs?)
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To: quickquiver

I won’t be there. Thank God.


13 posted on 12/05/2008 11:16:37 PM PST by unkus
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To: Libloather
Holy water, garlic, silver, crucifixes...
14 posted on 12/05/2008 11:19:31 PM PST by Mojave (http://barackobamajokes.googlepages.com/obama_funny)
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To: Blue Jays

Sounds pretty repressive.


15 posted on 12/05/2008 11:21:43 PM PST by unkus
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To: unkus
Repressive and not to mention silly as well...

Knives make it easier to cut an apple. A walking stick or cane helps those who aren't fleet-of-foot. An umbrella during inclement weather goes without saying. They're going to have President-Elect Obama positioned behind impenetrable Lexan shielding and thousands of security personnel. Why are they worried about someone with a Leatherman multi-tool on his/her person? Very bizarre.

16 posted on 12/05/2008 11:28:30 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: quickquiver

No. They wanted him elected as president, but once he’s president he’ll be the head of the Great Satan as far as they’re concerned. It’s kind of like how McCain was the darling of the left so long as he was giving his fellow Republicans the shaft, but as soon as he won the nomination he became their enemy and they didn’t pull any punches. Alqaeda wanted us to elect obama only because they saw him as a weaker enemy and since we now appear weak I expect them to try to hit us harder than ever.


17 posted on 12/05/2008 11:33:49 PM PST by elmer fudd (Fukoku kyohei)
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To: blackbart.223

me too start praying now. Nice Ice storm would do it too.


18 posted on 12/05/2008 11:34:00 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Libloather

Other items the 0bamatons will not be bringing: brains, decency, patriotism, a paycheck, ....


19 posted on 12/05/2008 11:38:29 PM PST by Lou Budvis
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To: Blue Jays

I mentioned “Repressive” in a fecitious way. It is all about “Controlling the masses”. But the “Masses” don’t know it yet. But they will find out soon.


20 posted on 12/05/2008 11:39:39 PM PST by unkus
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To: smokingfrog

I love the way you think! ;^)


21 posted on 12/05/2008 11:40:43 PM PST by top 2 toe red (Some names I will never, ever dignify with a Capital letter again!)
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To: Libloather

I live here in the DC metro region. Its not unusual in January for a NorEaster(however you spell it) to show up. Think lots and lots of snow & ice with wind. Just think, a little weather system parked off the coast of Maryland just spinning and spinning dumping all kinds of wintery goodness on The One and his worshipful hordes. Heh!! Good times ensue!!

Could happen.


22 posted on 12/05/2008 11:44:06 PM PST by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned)
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To: unkus

Yep, we’re reading from the same page! :-)


23 posted on 12/05/2008 11:58:31 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Blue Jays

Strollers....

Can’t be punished with babies on THIS day!!


24 posted on 12/06/2008 12:20:42 AM PST by Inclines to the Right (www.defundplannedparenthood.org http://www.fightfoca.com/)
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To: Inclines to the Right
Young father to son:
"...I know you're only three years old, but King Obama says you have to walk!..."
25 posted on 12/06/2008 12:32:04 AM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Libloather

Why would anyone take their family into such a den of seditious socialist trash and potential terror.

It should indeed be a cold day in hell.....


26 posted on 12/06/2008 12:49:22 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: television is just wrong
"Nice Ice storm would do it too."

Works for me.

27 posted on 12/06/2008 3:26:02 AM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Squantos
"Why would anyone take their family into such a den of seditious socialist trash and potential terror."

Blind devotion or idiocy. Take your pick.

28 posted on 12/06/2008 3:33:26 AM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Lou Budvis
"Other items the 0bamatons will not be bringing: brains, decency, patriotism, a paycheck, ...."

This is what they will bring: Low IQ's, VD and outstretched hands.

29 posted on 12/06/2008 3:39:17 AM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Libloather
I'm praying for a mini tsunami to take out the grandstand and all of Congress just as the Marxist Fraud is being sworn in.
30 posted on 12/06/2008 4:12:54 AM PST by proudofthesouth (In spite of what's going on in the world, God is still in control.)
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To: proudofthesouth

Your optimism astounds me! ha.


31 posted on 12/06/2008 4:18:43 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Obozo.....friend of dictators and wannabee revoluuuushionaries !)
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To: Libloather

Not interested in celebrating the beginning of the end for American Independence and Freedom and Liberty


32 posted on 12/06/2008 4:30:32 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: Libloather

No strollers makes perfect sense.
Barry wants to celebrate.

Not feel sorry for someone who has been punished with a baby.


33 posted on 12/06/2008 4:54:51 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: pepsionice
For this number of attendees...to somehow get into the Washington region...if they used 3,000 public buses and brought in the military...it’ll still be an impossible task.

Jan 20 will be on a Tuesday, with the inauguration ceremony at noon. Daily commuter traffic in and out of DC is around 400-500K, so they will need to deal with six times normal commuter traffic.

They have scheduled overtime for all the mass-transit workers, and will be supplying rush-hour-level service from 4am to 7pm on the day. I don't think this will be enough.

DC will be much more of an insane zoo than usual.

34 posted on 12/06/2008 4:55:54 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Question O-thority)
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To: Blue Jays
"Other items that may pose a threat to the security of the event as determined by and at the discretion of the security screeners."

Note to self: Self defense against attack by fresh fruit not allowed in DC...

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35 posted on 12/06/2008 5:42:00 AM PST by PowderMonkey (Will Work for Ammo)
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To: blackbart.223

This is what they will bring: Low IQ’s, VD and outstretched hands.
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Well said. lol


36 posted on 12/06/2008 6:33:27 AM PST by patriot08
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To: PapaBear3625
Maybe Barry is planning Jan. 20 to already proclaimed Obama National Holiday.

Let us not underestimate the audacity factor.

37 posted on 12/06/2008 7:52:57 AM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere.)
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To: Global2010

Inauguration is apparently set to be a 4 day weekend in DC (I guess they figured it would make setting up easier without commuters to worry about)


38 posted on 12/06/2008 8:35:26 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Question O-thority)
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To: elmer fudd

sarc. off


39 posted on 12/06/2008 8:38:09 AM PST by quickquiver (No, means N O.)
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To: pepsionice

This is the same list that’s been used for previous inaugurations and many DC-area events with large crowds. Also, Metro will turn off its escalators to ease the crowd flow and to minimize accidents going up and down the subway system.


40 posted on 12/06/2008 8:50:25 AM PST by rabidralph (Yeah, she's all that.)
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To: Libloather

A fourty mile an hour wind, 32 degrees, and cold rain. Yep, that ought to do it.


41 posted on 12/06/2008 11:04:09 AM PST by TheConservativeParty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not why the ship was built." by The First Gal of AK)
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To: TheConservativeParty
Don't wish for it too miserable because then they'll just abandon their Messiah and leave the area to go have coffee someplace.
Weather needs to be raw & uncomfortable *just enough* that those nitwit leftists remain there stewing in their just-above-hypothermia atmospheric misery! LOL! ;-)
42 posted on 12/06/2008 1:05:42 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: TheConservativeParty

Amen.


43 posted on 12/06/2008 1:51:27 PM PST by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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To: Libloather

It would be nice if a blizzard came along-I mean that’s not unusual in January,is it?


44 posted on 12/06/2008 2:27:18 PM PST by steamroller
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