Friday, December 12, 2008

Inauguration Day is Looming

Look I may be painting with broad strokes, but there is no way in hell I'm heading into the district for the inauguration. If you live in the area you've heard the numbers by now.

Anywhere between 2 million to 4 million folks. They recently dropped it down to about half of the original 4-5 million due to the metro, busses, and 95, 66, and 270 that will certainly become parking lots. Not quite the 400,00 that attended "pretzel-prez's" ceremony back in 2005.

Couple this with....
  • 8,000 cops,
  • 10,000 charter busses,
  • 29,000 already full hotel rooms,
  • 7,500 active duty U.S. military personnel
  • 4,000 National Guard personnel

.....and maybe the most frightening number

  • 5,000 porta-potties

At least local government is looking to extend bar hours to stay open till 4am.

You thought the black Friday trampling of that poor guy at a Wal-Mart was bad....then keep your anticipation buttons charged. Someone/a few people are going to die. I don't wish it to happen obviously, but it's going to.

As much as I want to be part this moment in American history, and I may be painting with broad strokes here, but this sounds like a cold D.C. winter cluster$%*# that I want to have no part of.

Although......this is a damn fine looking man.

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