Light turnout for Trump inauguration


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/20/light-turnout-for-trump-inaugu.html


#2

“White turnout for Trump inauguration” is also an acceptable headline.


#3

I hear there is more people in DC for the free weed then to see the orange monster http://www.salon.com/2017/01/20/d-c-s-free-marijuana-giveaway-may-be-more-popular-than-donald-trumps-inauguration/


#4

It was also drizzling, rainy, not exactly pleasant weather.


#5


#6

I thought this was going to be a suggestion that we turn out our lights. I’m avoiding all TV coverage but, hey, sure, if turning off the lights would help I’ll do that too.


#7

Well, thanks for trying to cheer me up, Ad Networks?


#8

Someone was allowed to fly a drone in DC on Inauguration Day? That’s shocking!


#9

Yes, that explains it.


#10

Weird, because the Canadian broadcasters called the weather “almost perfect”.

Maybe Trump is just wildly unpopular.


#11

I’ve lost the will to make “but that’s just a Canadian’s polite way of saying [horrible thing]” jokes…


#12

OTOH, it was much warmer than in 2009.


#13

Photo taken from the top of the Washington monument…You know the only tall building in DC.


#14

It would be helpful to show the same frame for both pictures. The attendance may well have been light–but it’s hard to compare since the right frame shows about 1/16th of the left frame.


#15

I hope the DC transit authority updates this info with today’s statistics:

Ridership on Obama’s Inauguration Day


#16

That’s how the news programs are told to do it: have the frame be filled, no matter how far you have to zoom in or out. If the framing on the right is only “1/16th” of the left frame, that tells us that the crowds are significantly smaller.


#17

Instead of watching the inauguration I just watched the state of the union speech from Idiocracy.

ETA: I am wearing my Brawndo t-shirt today.

https://www.spreadshirt.com/brawndo+t-shirt-A107218127?productType=210&color=34C64B&appearance=259&view=1


#18

Well, there is also the Old Post Office’s tower. Which used to be publicly accessible – until it was sold to become the Trump Hotel.


#19

Yeah, bad weather is totally why.


#20

PEDANT ALERT

Leased, not sold.