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Re: Inauguration Logistics by peripatetically on 10 January 2009 12:12am
 
Exactly, Kaz. it's going to be mighty dangerous over there.
 
Re: Inauguration Logistics by kazzzz on 10 January 2009 12:16am
 
I just don't want to say exactly what I mean but you get the idea:(
 
Re: Inauguration Logistics by peripatetically on 10 January 2009 12:18am
 
I know EXACTLY what you mean. I have said it from day one. Maybe not the 20th, maybe not at all, God forbid. But someone is out there with the desire.
 
Re: Inauguration Logistics by Lounge Trekker on 10 January 2009 12:27am
 
I'm not a faithful practiser of any group worship, but I pray nothing happens in the way of violence to despoil such a momentous occasion.

Pete
 
Re: Inauguration Logistics by mrsthing on 10 January 2009 1:39am
 
I hope not, too. It's always in the back of my mind. Some glory-seeking lunatic, some desperate out-of-work guy looking to get even, etc. I heard rumors that there's going to be a bullet-proof shield in front of the podium, but it's just a rumor.
 
Re: Inauguration Logistics by peripatetically on 10 January 2009 1:41pm
 
Seems to me that that's the usual practice, Judy. At least in more recent years.
 
Re: Inauguration Logistics by tucsonmike on 10 January 2009 9:26pm
 
I read on the Inauguration site there will be several "entrances" to get close. You will not be allowed to have any sort of bag.
 
Re: Inauguration Logistics by mrsthing on 10 January 2009 9:53pm
 
I couldn't bear to watch either of the last two inaugurations, and I probably missed Clinton's because I was working. How long have they been doing the bullet-proof shield? The person who told me made it sound as if it was only being done because of threats to Obama's life. But my source is highly UNreliable.
 
Re: Inauguration Logistics by peripatetically on 11 January 2009 2:32pm
 
Oh, gee, I don't know, but I recall seeing the shield at least once before. Can't recall who it was. Maybe the commentators will mention it.
 
Re: Inauguration Logistics by mrsthing on 11 January 2009 10:05pm
 
They'll probably mention every possible detail while waiting for the actual swearing in, like the sports commentators do when the action stops on the field. "And this is the first time we've had a 47-year-old, thin, African American, former democratic senator of Illinois who was born in Hawaii and raised by his grandmother, riding in the motorcade at 11:43am to the inauguration. It's the third coldest inauguration in history, with only Presidents X and Y being inaugurated on colder days than...uh...today. Mr. Obama is only our 6th president to have a name ending in a vowel, and the ONLY president to have a name ending in a pronounced vowel, the others ending in -ey (McKinley) or in silent e (Monroe, Fillmore, Pierce, and Coolidge). Our viewers may be interested to know that Mrs. Obama is the first first lady to be as tall as her husband......wait--I've just been handed a memo, apparently Mrs. Obama is NOT as tall as her husband, it only appears that way because she sometimes wears high heels. She is, in fact, nearly 3" shorter than her husband.

And so on, and so on, etc., etc...
 
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