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Old 10-20-10, 01:27 PM
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Obama administration recommends one toilet for every 300 people.

Looks like the radical environmentalists are at it again with their attempts to lower our standard of living.

I live alone and have one toilet. I can't imagine sharing it with 299 other people.


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D.C. toilet shortage is Keeping Fear Alive

October 20, 2010

WASHINGTON -- The calls of nature may be particularly loud at an upcoming D.C. event if attendees don't have a place to "go."

Comedy Central organizers are having a hard time finding port-o-potties for their rallies to take place in a week and a half, after the Marine Corps Marathon planners snatched up about 800 of them for the same weekend.

The organizers of Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive, both to take place Saturday, Oct. 30, have asked the marathon staff to share the portable toilets with their 65,000 expected to attendees.

But the Marines aren't budging -- they plan to lock the toilets until the morning of their race the day after, they tell the New York Times.

The National Park Service requires portable toilets for events expected to exceed capacity of "comfort facilities" on NPS property, according to a department document. They recommend one toilet for every 300 people.

An NPS spokesperson tells WTOP that comedy Central should be able to get more port-o-potties in the greater D.C. area.
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Re: Obama administration recommends one toilet for every 300 people.

Originally Posted by grundle View Post
Looks like the radical environmentalists are at it again with their attempts to lower our standard of living.

I live alone and have one toilet. I can't imagine sharing it with 299 other people.


Yeah, and I'd have to listen to 150 complaints about me leaving the seat up! HAHAHAAHAA!! Hahahaha.......ha.......heh.......(cough).......(crickets chirping...)
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Stupidest Grundle thread title yet?
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If you click the link, you'll see a quote from Obama himself that he doesn't just recommend this, he DEMANDS it.
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Stupidest Grundle thread title yet?
Thank you!
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First, they came for our toilets...
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For those too busy to read the whole thing, I bolded the important part.

Originally Posted by grundle View Post

Looks like the radical environmentalists are at it again with their attempts to lower our standard of living.

I live alone and have one toilet. I can't imagine sharing it with 299 other people.


http://www.wtop.com/?nid=25&sid=2085956

D.C. toilet shortage is Keeping Fear Alive

October 20, 2010

WASHINGTON -- The calls of nature may be particularly loud at an upcoming D.C. event if attendees don't have a place to "go."

Comedy Central organizers are having a hard time finding port-o-potties for their rallies to take place in a week and a half, after the Marine Corps Marathon planners snatched up about 800 of them for the same weekend.

The organizers of Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive, both to take place Saturday, Oct. 30, have asked the marathon staff to share the portable toilets with their 65,000 expected to attendees.

But the Marines aren't budging -- they plan to lock the toilets until the morning of their race the day after, they tell the New York Times.

The National Park Service requires portable toilets for events expected to exceed capacity of "comfort facilities" on NPS property, according to a department document. They recommend one toilet for every 300 people.

An NPS spokesperson tells WTOP that comedy Central should be able to get more port-o-potties in the greater D.C. area.
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Why is comedy central having a rally and what the hell is it actually about?
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Originally Posted by kvrdave View Post
Why is comedy central having a rally and what the hell is it actually about?
1. They are having two rallies. Two.

2. You need to get out more, i.e., welcome to last month if not before.
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These are hippy rallies! They don't need toilets; they can piss on their pot plants!
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1. They are having two rallies. Two.

2. You need to get out more, i.e., welcome to last month if not before.
I think it's funny that your definition of "getting out more" must have to do with watching more television and/or reading more blogs and news web sites.
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I think it's funny that your definition of "getting out more" must have to do with watching more television and/or reading more blogs and news web sites.
Oddly enough, yeah, maybe. But in my case, I watch neither Stewart's nor Colbert's show; I found out about these rallies by talking to friends/co-workers.
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It was indeed big news. I used to enjoy Colbert while Bush was President. Then I lost interest as his character seemed to drift off the mark, for me at least.
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1. They are having two rallies. Two.
It's now one rally. (It was always one rally, but part of the "story" leading up to it was Colbert's inability to secure a permit)
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So if I want to keep fear alive then I have to hang out with those restore sanity losers? That sucks.
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If you can't go more than a couple hours without taking a dump, you should stay home.
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Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara View Post
If you can't go more than a couple hours without taking a dump, you should stay home.
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If you can't go more than a couple hours without taking a dump, you should stay home.

I think that's actually a zen parable---I believe it originally followed the line "A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."
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Amongst all the hype for The Daily Show's fucking rally have they ever actually announced what they are going to do? Just a live taping of a show? Bands? Interviews? What?
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Amongst all the hype for The Daily Show's fucking rally have they ever actually announced what they are going to do? Just a live taping of a show? Bands? Interviews? What?
I think the idea is to mock Tea Party / Beck rallies. So expect something similar with a tone of mockery. Basically, it's an opportunity to see some people's favorite comedians live.

Yes, I would imagine there will be music as well. Patriotic music.

Liberals are really pissy about the numbers that the Tea Party and Beck have been turning out. Protests and rallies are supposed to be their kind of thing.
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Amongst all the hype for The Daily Show's fucking rally have they ever actually announced what they are going to do? Just a live taping of a show? Bands? Interviews? What?
They're going to rally. Duh!
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This doesn't sound satirical or funny, but sad and pathetic.
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This doesn't sound satirical or funny, but sad and pathetic.
Sad and pathetic is in style. You need to get out more.
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Re: Obama administration recommends one toilet for every 300 people.

Originally Posted by Thor Simpson View Post
I think the idea is to mock Tea Party / Beck rallies. So expect something similar with a tone of mockery. Basically, it's an opportunity to see some people's favorite comedians live.

Yes, I would imagine there will be music as well. Patriotic music.

Liberals are really pissy about the numbers that the Tea Party and Beck have been turning out. Protests and rallies are supposed to be their kind of thing.
All the reason why they should have more toilets.
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