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Today marks one hundred days of moving forward →

Without getting “too into it,” I wanted to take a brief moment to reflect on President Obama’s first 100 days (a silly measure of success, @ best). Considering the enormous challenges he has inherited, and while I may not love each and every decision he and his administration have made up until this point, I …




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Rejected Inauguration ticket holders’ official apology packet “gifts”

Update: My packet arrived the day after I first posted this. Is anyone else still waiting to get theirs?
I’ve yet to receive my official apology packet from the JCCIC, but my dad (who lives in the DC metro area) got his last week. I thought it’d be nice to share the contents with rejected …




Rejected Inauguration ticket holders begin to receive official apology packets

Update: My packet ended up arriving on March 6, 2009.

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According to two local Washington, DC media outlets (WTOP / WJLA), the JCCIC has begun to mail out …




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Headline news: CNN makes much ado about nothing

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Following last year’s record-setting coverage of the 2008 Election and this year’s 2009 Inauguration, CNN remains at the top of its game, never seeming to miss a beat. Take this mornings headline – President Obama bumps his head – for example. Sounded like it might be serious and important news …




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Headline news: Buy Obama, boost the economy

Relive history every time you sit down to a cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate! That’s right. If you act now, this Set of Four Election & Inauguration Coffee Mugs can be yours for the low, low price of $44.95 (+ s/h)! That’s an incredible savings of $4.95 off the total retail value (if you were …




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Delaying the inevitable: DTV transition pushed back to June 12

Update: The FCC says it will still allow some stations to make the switch early, but that the it “reserve[s] the right to deny those requests if we find that it would not serve the public interest or if it would frustrate Congress’ goal of giving consumers adequate time to prepare.”

Ah Congress.  How I loathe …




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JCCIC (finally) sends email reply, asks for name and address (again)

If you attempted to attend (i.e. were denied access with a purple, blue, or silver ticket) the 56th Presidential Inauguration, and have yet to contact the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, be sure to put your name and address at the top (above your well-crafted, tasteful retelling of the incidents/obstacles you faced on Jan. …




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One week later: Lots of talk, lots of emails, not so much else

It’s been a week since the frustrating and (mostly) avoidable situation unfolded for thousands of purple, blue, and silver ticket holders in our Nation’s capital.  As I keep trying reiterate (and I clearly can’t speak for everyone), all of us purple people are still talking about the Inauguration not because we want retribution (or to …




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Close, but no cigar: An overhead view of Purple Gate

I thought it would be helpful to post this overhead view (original image via PopSci) of the 2009 Inauguration for all of the (lucky) people who were not part of Purple Gate so that you could get an idea of both how close we were (and yet unable to see or hear anything) and to …




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Rejected ticket holders should definitely contact the JCCIC

According to the Washington Post (which is quoting an internal congressional staffer email), purple (blue and silver) ticket holders who were denied access on Jan. 20, 2009 should not only email the JCCIC @ [email protected] with your stories and information to assist in the investigation, but also need to include your name and address if …