Who's going to the Inauguration?

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  1. iphonewiz macrumors regular

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    Me and a few friends are driving to DC for the Inauguration for the big party! Who's coming?
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    I'm scheduled to fly through DCA on the 21st so I'll either see the crowd taking off or landing, depending on the weather. Does that count?
     
  3. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    I will be there with my wife, her aunt, her uncle, and her cousins. So excited!
     
  4. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    Be forewarned ... Driving, parking, Metro, buses are all going to stink. Have you figured out how you're getting in to the city? Be prepared to do lots and LOTS of walking.

    There probably won't be enough bandwidth for cell phones.

    What's the latest on the ban on strollers? Will they allow backpacks?

    mt
     
  5. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    When is it?

    j/k

    bring some wide mouth containers
     
  6. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Your going to have to park in the next state, ill watch it at home in HD or at least a little of it.:p
     
  7. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    hehe, I just imagined a picture of a packed platform on the lower level of L'Enfant Plaza. Thousands of those people 3 floors underground trying to get up top. I'll stick to watching it from the sky, thanks.
     
  8. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Back during the primaries I entered a comp in Aus for an all expenses paid trip. But my 50 words of less were of insufficient merit and I didn't win :(.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Not me, regardless of who wins. I wouldn't want to spend the money to travel and then fight the huge crowds.
     
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  11. AlexH macrumors 68000

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    I have the best seats in the house - my couch. ;)
     
  12. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Many a truth is said in jest.

    For the rest of the World that is not the U. S. of A., this event occurs on January 20th, at Noon.

    Wiki.
     
  13. it5five macrumors 65816

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    I won't be attending or watching, so long as bigotry is welcome at the event.
     
  14. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    didn't realize he was invited. Dammmm
     
  15. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I'll be watching. I'd like to go, but I won't have enough vacation time.
     
  16. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I'll tune later, but there's no way in hell I'm watching Rick Warren.
     
  17. iphonewiz thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is the wrong attitude. One thing the Obama campaign has show America is that we shouldn't be afraid of people of different opinions. If we are to change or at least moderate opinions a civil dialog must take place. Running away or putting your head in the sand is not the answer. It only shows weakness and lack of confidence.
     
  18. leekohler macrumors G5

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    NO- different opinions are one thing, open bigotry is quite another. Any person who fights to take rights away from others as Warren has, does not deserve this kind of honor. If it was any other group, you'd be up in arms, but because it's us, it seems to be just fine with a lot of people. This is a lot more than just a difference of opinion. I wouldn't have a civil dialogue with racists, and I won't with people like Warren either. They don't deserve it.
     
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    A civil dialogue begins with each side acknowledging the others full and equal rights.
     
  20. iObama macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. Rick Warren has stated time and time again how much he just loathes gay people... :rolleyes:
     
  21. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I would never waste time or money to go to any inauguration. Things like that do not interest me in the least.
     
  22. iObama macrumors 6502

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    Not when the civil dialogue involves those rights.
     
  23. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Here's the crowds when the Australian Prime Minister is sworn in.
     

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    That is the wrong attitude. One thing the Obama campaign has show America is that we shouldn't be afraid of people of different opinions. If we are to change or at least moderate opinions a civil dialog must take place.
     

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