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Inaguration crisis: not enough porta potties

posted at 12:01 pm on January 17, 2013 by

President Obama’s inauguration is Monday. The weather is expected to be crappy, but that isn’t the only thing. It turns out, the planning committee is going to supply inauguration attendees with only one third of the number of porta potties that were provided in 2009. Fewer people are expected to attend Obama’s second inauguration so obviously less bathrooms are needed but, this will still be a problem. More from the Washington Examiner:

Something stinks on Capitol Hill and it has nothing to do with usual suspect, Congress.

It’s more basic: There are going to be far fewer porta-potties at President Obama’s second Inauguration than his first. And while crowd estimates for Monday’s event are less than half the 1.8 million who flooded the Mall in 2009, the bathroom count has been cut by about two-thirds, meaning potentially long lines at the portable restrooms.

“It could be a pissy Inauguration,” said John Banzhaf, the George Washington University professor whose urgings in 2009 led to more porta-potties for the president’s first Inauguration.

Dubbed the “Father of Potty Parity” for his previous potty patrol efforts, he is calling for more facilities for the Inauguration.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee told Secrets that there will be a total of 1,500 porta-potties on the Mall, many by the Capitol where the crowds will be concentrated. There were over 5,000 in 2009, and some news accounts reported 7,000 porta-potties.

According to an online calculator of one of the two major firms supplying the restrooms, United Site Services, 3,400-4,300 porta-potties would be needed for the expected crowd of 600,000-800,000.

It’s going to be cold Monday. The cold weather, coffee and hot chocolate combined with a lack of facilities is bound to get frustrating and probably painful.

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Sh*tty.

Good Lt on January 17, 2013 at 12:03 PM

How appropriate…there aren’t enough facilities to accommodate the party that is always full of sh!t and spews it out both ends of their digestive tract on a regular basis.

MelonCollie on January 17, 2013 at 12:05 PM

And mountains of BS

trs on January 17, 2013 at 12:05 PM

With so much bullshit in one place, i doubt they care.

portlandon on January 17, 2013 at 12:05 PM

I would love to tip over a bunch of porta potties with O-bots in them.

Mark1971 on January 17, 2013 at 12:05 PM

It would be a problem, but these people will go anywhere, and then party in it. It’ll be another little Woodstock or an “Occupied” Reunion Tour. The filth that will be left behind is going to be epic.

Flange on January 17, 2013 at 12:09 PM

I would love to tip over a bunch of porta potties with O-bots in them.

Mark1971 on January 17, 2013 at 12:05 PM

And that’s only the start! Plastic wrap over the seat, a thin layer of superglue (especially fun for their hags), toilet paper rolls that look full but are painted cardboard with a foot of TP…

The possibilities are endless. *evil grin*

MelonCollie on January 17, 2013 at 12:09 PM

They can always go the Occupy Wall Street route and use cop cars instead.

steebo77 on January 17, 2013 at 12:11 PM

My heart bleeds for the attendees.

nobar on January 17, 2013 at 12:32 PM

My heart bleeds for the attendees.

nobar on January 17, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Indeed. This can be the first lesson to these idiots that benefits (in this case, restroom facilities) are not infinite. When the crash comes, the freebies will come to an end. It will be a lot like standing in a long line to use a porta potty that never gets shorter.

Bitter Clinger on January 17, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Indeed. This can be the first lesson to these idiots that benefits (in this case, restroom facilities) are not infinite. When the crash comes, the freebies will come to an end. It will be a lot like standing in a long line to use a porta potty that never gets shorter.

Bitter Clinger on January 17, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Give the man a trophy and close the thread, we have a winner.

MelonCollie on January 17, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Fortunately, Obama’s base aren’t deterred by the lack of sanitation.

Re: Occupy Anywhere

BobMbx on January 17, 2013 at 12:58 PM

As much they sh!t on police cars I doubt they care about keeping the national mall clean.

gsherin on January 17, 2013 at 1:02 PM

I had just read this article and then went over to Lucianne and there was an ad for portable bathrooms. We are definitely being tracked.

Rose on January 17, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Inauguration crisis: not enough porta potties

No amount of porta potties would be adequate to contain all the BS gushing that night.

petefrt on January 17, 2013 at 1:25 PM

I had just read this article and then went over to Lucianne and there was an ad for portable bathrooms. We are definitely being tracked.

Rose on January 17, 2013 at 1:11 PM

That would be your personal internet cookies.

MelonCollie on January 17, 2013 at 1:28 PM

They should just Beyonce wherever they need to go.

After all, that’s what’s been happening to the country for the last 4 years and it’s what we’ve got in store for us for the forseeable future.

PappyD61 on January 17, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Just line up a bunch of police cars.

The Rogue Tomato on January 17, 2013 at 1:56 PM

You’re missing a u… it’s Inauguration, not Inaguration… sue me… I’m a Grammar Nazi….

CynicalOptimist on January 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM

It’s going to be cold Monday. The cold weather, coffee and hot chocolate combined with a lack of facilities is bound to get frustrating and probably painful.

Thanks for trying to cheer me up, but I’m still bitter he will have an inauguration at all. I guess it gives his supporters practice standing in soup lines when the freebies run out, so there is that.

Night Owl on January 17, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Inaguration crisis: not enough porta potties

Just line up a bunch of police cars.

The Rogue Tomato on January 17, 2013 at 1:56 PM

…beat me to it!…should be plenty of squad/squat cars!

KOOLAID2 on January 17, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Al Roker hardest hit.

Hey how about free Depends for everyone?

Brat on January 17, 2013 at 2:29 PM

How would anyone notice?

Schadenfreude on January 17, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Meh. I’m pretty sure most socialists reabsorb their waste products in a sustainable loop of endless recycling.

BL@KBIRD on January 17, 2013 at 3:14 PM

liberals turning DC back into a swamp

burserker on January 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Even if they provided a hundred thousand toilets, everyone there will still be full of sh*t.

Kensington on January 17, 2013 at 3:20 PM

They won’t need Porta Potties because all the poop will be airborne.

mixplix on January 17, 2013 at 3:59 PM

The streets will be paved with gold!

Another Obama promise fulfilled.

Snowblind on January 17, 2013 at 4:04 PM

What’s the problem? The moocher class usually sh-ts where they eat anyway.

CurtZHP on January 17, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Yep. They didn’t learn anything from the Purple Tunnel Of Doom

Galtian on January 17, 2013 at 6:00 PM

It is impossible for the nation to build enough porta potties to take care of the huge amount of cr@P which is going to emanate from both ends of the Obama acolytes.

landlines on January 17, 2013 at 6:55 PM

hahahahahaha…there will be a load of crap all in one area……

crosshugger on January 17, 2013 at 6:55 PM

You’re missing a u… it’s Inauguration, not Inaguration… sue me… I’m a Grammar Nazi….

CynicalOptimist on January 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Probably it should be “Ingratiation”…

landlines on January 17, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Well, crap.

Othniel on January 17, 2013 at 9:12 PM