Yes, we're going to keep bitching about this on here. Also we're going to completely ignore the fact that most of us likely voted for Obama, probably volunteered for his campaign, and possibly even worked for him. And we all celebrated on election night, etc, etc.
Today I'm going to talk about the god-awful quality of the local news outlets. First off, they have horrible web sites. NBC4 recently "upgraded" their web site, and managed to make it even worse than their previous one. However now the tagline is "Locals Only." For a site that's aimed at locals, they do a piss poor job of putting any local news on there. WTOP is by far the worst, with broken web design, horribly written articles, and a group of commenters even crazier than this site. WJLA might be the best, but don't try going there if your office forces you to use Internet Explorer, it will freeze your browser for 30-60 seconds every time you load a page.
Anyhow, all of that aside, they are running the most pointless inauguration articles, esepcially this gem about terrorists. This article also appeared on WJLA, and probably WTOP as well. It's based on some AP piece about how "[t]he Jan. 20 inauguration is an attractive target for international and domestic terrorist groups."
No shit, really?
Hell, the inauguration itself is going to break the city more than bombs going off during rush hour. Terrorists attacking while this shitshow is in progress? And the bridges are closed? I don't even want to start to think about the logistics of that nightmare.
"An intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press said the high visibility of the event, the presence of dignitaries and the significance of swearing in the country's first black president make the inauguration vulnerable to attacks."
Yes, pretty much anyone in the world who has a problem with 1) the U.S. Government, 2) Black People, and 3) Liberals will be aiming to disrupt this event.
I'm glad that the Government figured this out ahead of time, and I'm glad that the AP was able to obtain this report, so all of us could learn that someone might have a problem with Barack Obama being inaugurated as President of the United States.
Oh yeah, and also Bruce Springsteen is rumored to perform for free on the Mall on Jan 18, making for a nice nougaty clusterfuck.