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Mon Dec 14, 2020, 06:59 PM

How will you celebrate Inauguration Day?

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I live in a Senior mobile home park, and am fortunate to have very good neighbors. I don't discuss politics much with them, but I think there may be a few Trump voters on my street of 14 mobile homes.

On January 20th, I will go out early in the morning and put out my flag for the first time in four years. It will be upside down. I figure people may think I'm doing this because I don't like Biden being sworn in. But as soon as he takes the oath, I will turn the flag right side up.

We have two chairs out in front where my wife and I usually have our coffee and talk with any neighbors passing by. We will be sitting there drinking a bottle of champaign after I flip the flag, and I will leave the empty bottle sitting there for a few days, I think.

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Mr.Bill Dec 2020 OP
lisa58 Dec 2020 #1
IsItJustMe Dec 2020 #19
BigmanPigman Dec 2020 #2
Dem2theMax Dec 2020 #3
MoonRiver Dec 2020 #4
poli-junkie Dec 2020 #7
MoonRiver Dec 2020 #11
Hortensis Dec 2020 #5
dhill926 Dec 2020 #6
BumRushDaShow Dec 2020 #8
cwydro Dec 2020 #9
lpbk2713 Dec 2020 #10
Wicked Blue Dec 2020 #12
TomSlick Dec 2020 #13
MerryBlooms Dec 2020 #14
Takket Dec 2020 #15
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2020 #16
GulfCoast66 Dec 2020 #17
electric_blue68 Dec 2020 #18
CovingtonDemocrat Dec 2020 #20

Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 07:01 PM

1. Alcohol and smiles

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Response to lisa58 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 15, 2020, 01:57 AM

19. Same plan. It's been a long while since I just sat down and knocked down a few beers.

Hell, I will even buy the good beer.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 07:01 PM

2. Good plan!!!

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 07:09 PM

3. I love your idea! And I'm in pretty much the same situation as you.

I've already talked to my Democratic neighbors, and we are planning a champagne party in the street. With social distancing and masks!

My official flagpole is broken. Can't afford a new one right now.

But I have one that hangs off of the house, so for the first time in four years I can also fly an American flag!

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 07:12 PM

4. Hubs and I will be celebrating big time! Bubbly and pumpkin pie are on the menu!

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 07:29 PM

7. ooo -- that sounds like a yummy breakfast!

It'll be 9 am on the west coast as Biden's sworn in at noon. So I think I'll borrow your idea -- except have mimosas and pumpkin pie

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Response to poli-junkie (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 08:27 PM

11. We'll enjoy any time of the day!

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 07:26 PM

5. Sounds wonderful. Coinkidinkally, our snowbird friends

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will be next door in FL by then, gay partners from a red state, and we'll be sitting out, properly distanced and enjoying the sun (hope!) and beautiful views out over our freshwater marsh. If not, on our covered porch with the same. These guys won't think noon's too early to toast the future. Guessing another neighbor and her boyfriend will likely be strolling over later.

It's a rural red area and not a through street, but we're very fortunate to have people who'll be celebrating on both sides.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 07:26 PM

6. well...Biden will become president at 9AM....

here on the west coast. I have found however, through painstaking and repeated experimentation, that it is NEVER too early for bubbles...

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 07:50 PM

8. Am thinking of busting out the Henny

because it's been one of those years.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 07:52 PM

9. I'll be putting my flag out for the first time in years too.

Iíll skip the upside down thing, but hell yes on champers!

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 07:57 PM

10. By giving the raspberry to anyone I know is rethuglican.



And screw anyone who wants to kiss and make up.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 09:14 PM

12. Well, we've kept the Biden-Harris sign up

and won't take it down until they are really, truly inaugurated.

Maybe I'll ask my daughter to make her wonderful pumpkin cheesecake.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 10:55 PM

13. Flag going up.

I've never felt the need to fly a flag but things have changed. The republic just survived a near death experience. It's time to fly a flag.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 11:21 PM

14. Much the same. Champagne, flying our flag and decorating.

I have lots of red, white and blue lights already up in celebration of Biden/Harris win. I have those lights on a separate power cord from the multi regular Christmas lights. I bought silk red/white poinsettia bouquets and will add those to the blue lit bushes in my front flower bed. I'm more excited about my house being red/white/blue than the regular Christmas lights!

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 11:24 PM

15. i think at noon i'm just going to put my head down and take a deep breath.........

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 11:28 PM

16. Plan to sleep, I mean really SLEEP, for the first time in four years.

Not being scared of waking up to news that the orange slug has started a world war or nuked the world.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 11:37 PM

17. I'll put up my flag. Then will run any errands I have

Wearing the No. 46 Biden hat I have been wearing for a few months. Buy groceries for a good meal, details yet to be decided.

I will get home and retire the hat.

That night after dinner I will open my bottle of Blantonís bourbon and get nicely warm.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Tue Dec 15, 2020, 01:43 AM

18. Some special breakfast or lunch (I sleep late)...

some dessert.

Play a few rock songs with victory themes! .
🎶🎵🎶 👍

Then celebrate 🎉 w fam & friends in FB, by phone
Pop into my original political sub form and DU.

Will also see if fireworks are mentioned for the evening

And of course have watched the Virtual Inaugural.👍

And probably weep 😭 tears of Joy & Relief somewhen in there.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Tue Dec 15, 2020, 02:24 AM

20. Getting Drunk....n/t

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