What are you doing on Inauguration Day?

dan's picture

Nothing special? Taking the day off to watch? Tell us your plans...

rtsaidred's picture

Thanks, Dan! I'm either

Thanks, Dan!

I'm either watching it at home or would like to go somewhere local to watch. Wonder whether Memphis Taproom will be broadcasting it?

fishtownfreak's picture

Nothing special. I will

Nothing special. I will wake up,get a shower, put my clothes on like I normally do,eat some breakfast then hit the gym

Ftown66's picture

Working as usual.

Working as usual.

2014 susquehanna's picture

Umm, I guess I'll head over

Umm, I guess I'll head over to the Taproom and watch the speech.

lauraska's picture

Okay, I deserved that. And

Okay, I deserved that. And I'm not being sarcastic, this time.

Anyway, I'm going to be at the office, listening to it while I do my work...and I think it's within the subject matter of this thread to say that I'm going to be darn happy to witness it.

michaellouis's picture

I'm going to watch it ...

I'm going to watch it ... because I have the day off anyways. don't know where yet

rtsaidred's picture

2014 susquehanna wrote:Umm,

2014 susquehanna wrote:

Umm, I guess I'll head over to the Taproom and watch the speech.

2014, just sent a note to Leigh and Brendan to see whether they would be showing the inauguration on Tuesday. I imagine they will but I'll let you know what they say. If they plan on showing it, I may head over there myself to watch it.

dan's picture

lauraska wrote:Okay, I

lauraska wrote:

Okay, I deserved that.

Laura, it wasn't just you.

There were multiple people (4 or more) who were making the conversation significantly about insulting the other person. Some would just insult. Others would give a decent argument, but felt the necessity of putting an insult at the beginning or end.

HERE'S A FEW SIMPLE EXAMPLES TO HELP EVERYBODY:

GOOD:
I disagree with you, because...
BAD:
You're obviously an idiot, because...

GOOD:
That's not how it really is. The truth is...
BAD:
Why do you always have to say stupid stuff like that? The truth is...

george's picture

Johnny Brenda's will be

Johnny Brenda's will be showing the inaugural events starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday (downstairs, 50 inch plasma screen).

Eagles game on Sunday, too.

lauraska's picture

Oh, Dan, I KNOW it wasn't

Oh, Dan, I KNOW it wasn't just me! I was just acknowledging that I was part of the problem. And acknowledgement is the first step...towards...something...

teener's picture

I just want to know why my

I just want to know why my comment was deleted. I commented several days ago, and did not say anything negative or nasty or even mention anyone else. All I said is I would do the same is last inauguration day and not pay attention. I feel like if you are going to censor a topic or edit it you might as well delete the whole thing.

If my response followed the rules, it should not have been deleted.

2014 susquehanna's picture

teener wrote:I just want to

teener wrote:

I just want to know why my comment was deleted. I commented several days ago, and did not say anything negative or nasty or even mention anyone else. All I said is I would do the same is last inauguration day and not pay attention. I feel like if you are going to censor a topic or edit it you might as well delete the whole thing.

If my response followed the rules, it should not have been deleted.

Dan DID delete all comments. You were not singled out.

teener's picture

thanks Susque, sorry I

thanks Susque, sorry I jumped to conclusions Dan.

I am out of the loop since I don't play on the web during the day anymore. Immediately I felt put out when my comment was gone, and I couldn't figure out why.

I should have known it was due to some snarky comments that I didn't make or even read.

ha.

It is funny when you go from being on Fishtown.us all the time, to only once a day for a few minutes. The sad thing is from a part time view, the negativity is even more disruptive then when you see it all the time. It makes me wonder why I would even want to spend anytime here at all, now that I am weened off the site anyway.

Bummer. It also makes more sense why someone coming here for the first time, might hesitate to create a user name, get involved in the conversations, or stay.

rtsaidred's picture

teener wrote:thanks Susque,

teener wrote:

thanks Susque, sorry I jumped to conclusions Dan.

I am out of the loop since I don't play on the web during the day anymore. Immediately I felt put out when my comment was gone, and I couldn't figure out why.

I should have known it was due to some snarky comments that I didn't make or even read.

ha.

It is funny when you go from being on Fishtown.us all the time, to only once a day for a few minutes. The sad thing is from a part time view, the negativity is even more disruptive then when you see it all the time. It makes me wonder why I would even want to spend anytime here at all, now that I am weened off the site anyway.

Bummer. It also makes more sense why someone coming here for the first time, might hesitate to create a user name, get involved in the conversations, or stay.

I think there should be a three strikes rule for snarkiness.

lauraska's picture

I think there's a difference

I think there's a difference between snarkiness and disagreement, which alot of people don't seem to get, here. And yes, sometimes I tread the line, or even cross over it. But telling someone that you disagree with their viewpoint does not equal snarkiness or negativity. If we are going to have a three strikes rule for snarkiness, there should be one for racist comments (even veiled ones), name-calling, and any other thing that could possibly offend even one person who is reading this message board. I come here because it's something to do at my very boring job, and because, on occasion, I actually find some useful information about stuff in the neighborhood. But it's going to become less and less worth a visit if a) some folks ONLY comments are to talk about how stupid this website is and b) every time someone says, "I don't agree with what you are saying," they get slammed for having an opinion.

fishtownfreak's picture

I believe that once again

I believe that once again this thread is going in another direction and is not dealing with the topic at hand which is what are you doing on Inauguration Day. I feel that a new thread should be started if you/anyone wants to talk about something other than what is the topic of this dicussion, and that goes for anyone(Im not going to single a certain person out). As for what I am doing will be the same as I posted earlier in the thread.

tudor's picture

teener wrote:thanks Susque,

teener wrote:

thanks Susque, sorry I jumped to conclusions Dan.

I am out of the loop since I don't play on the web during the day anymore. Immediately I felt put out when my comment was gone, and I couldn't figure out why.

I should have known it was due to some snarky comments that I didn't make or even read.

ha.

It is funny when you go from being on Fishtown.us all the time, to only once a day for a few minutes. The sad thing is from a part time view, the negativity is even more disruptive then when you see it all the time. It makes me wonder why I would even want to spend anytime here at all, now that I am weened off the site anyway.

Bummer. It also makes more sense why someone coming here for the first time, might hesitate to create a user name, get involved in the conversations, or stay.

what you said, teener!

dan's picture

teener wrote:I just want to

teener wrote:

I just want to know why my comment was deleted. I commented several days ago,..I feel like if you are going to censor a topic or edit it you might as well delete the whole thing.

That's actually what happened.
The entire thread was unpublished, and I created a new thread with the same topic.

If you take a look at the dates, you'll see the posts start Friday night @ 5:45 pm.

2014 susquehanna's picture

Anyone know for sure if the

Anyone know for sure if the MT is showing the swearing in and speech?

kdubs215's picture

My cousin just called me and

My cousin just called me and he wishes he didnt take the offer of overtime for today down in D.C . He said it is way too over crowded . Worst crowd he has ever been around not the people just in size

dan's picture

I think this may well be the

I think this may well be the largest crowd ever in DC.
We'll see.

jim.shreds's picture

thinking of heading over to

thinking of heading over to memphis taproom.

lauraska's picture

My brother lives in DC and

My brother lives in DC and went to the concert that was held over the weekend. He said it was the biggest crowd he'd ever seen, but also the friendliest, happiest, and most celebratory thing he'd ever seen. He said even the drunk people were awesome. Ha. And he didn't even vote for Obama! I think he's been most amazed by the incredible energy that the city has had over the last few days.

Kat's picture

I am working as always. My

I am working as always. My daughter is home from Midterms and is taping it for me if I can't get away to catch it. What an awesome day this is! :)

kdubs215's picture

That special on HBO when Tom

That special on HBO when Tom Hanks was speaking was anyone waiting for someone to scream FORREST >>>>>>

netable's picture

Im gonna stand on the Rail

Im gonna stand on the Rail of the Ben Franklin, and JUMP and if I dont make it, then its for the best' because the "New Office" will be making this Counrty more "Crap" then it already is, but by a Miracle if I make it, then I was wrong' and this Obama Guy is gonna do the right thing, and make all his promises a reality.....Another scenario would be that the Big Guy upstairs (God) wants to make me suffer' and live and Breath through the heartwrenching pain, of another Crappy Administration, who just makes this County worse then it is............. ~sarcasm

I am a Big Woman (literally hehe) and I Hope and Pray that every negative thought and Comment I have had about this new administration is 100% wrong' and I will be MORE then Happy' probably estatic to eat my Words.........

I truly wish that I could see him in the Light that the Majority of youse' (ya, I know its not a word) see him in..........

Even so, he is Now the Leader of our Country, and I hope that those who didn't vote for him, accepts it, and even if they don't agree' Can show him the same respect that any Man/Woman, who has been elected as our Leader deserves. It's up to us the people to support him' and omit positive energy to help our Country become the Greatest Place on Earth' ~ This is not Sarcasm or BS, I know we all want the same things' maybe in different orders' but genuinely the same..........

May our Country be blessed, with A Stand up Man; and have the "Leadership, Dedication' Honesty, Peaceful, Richness, in Compassion and Love and the Intelligence to become the Greatest Country Ever, and may all our Citizen's be able to Hold our Heads high (and never be ashamed or embarrassed of the choices of our Government) and be Prouder then a Peacock because we are AMERICAN and the USA Rocks!!!!!

frankdatank's picture

Crying, but not tears of

Crying, but not tears of joy. I don't want to see America wind up like one big Philadelphia.

Larry99's picture

and away we go...

and away we go...

kdubs215's picture

I think people are setting

I think people are setting obama up to fail . He needs his full four years before we can tell how he is doing . Good luck President Obama for all ouur sakes ....

codergrrl's picture

I doesn't take long for that

I doesn't take long for that rain to come down on the parade, does it?
35 minutes in....
A little optimism people!
Please.