Trump Unveils Inaugural Parade Lineup: Cops, Soldiers, Veterans, Boy Scouts, Bagpipes, And Marching Bands

Via press release from the Trump Inaugural Team:

Today, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) released an initial list of groups who have accepted an invitation to take part in the inaugural parade following the swearing in of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-elect Michael R. Pence on January 20, 2017. There will be more than 8,000 parade participants representing forty organizations including high school and university marching bands, equestrian corps, first responders, and veterans groups.

“People from every corner of the country have expressed great interest in President-elect Trump’s inauguration and look forward to continuing a salute to our republic that spans more than two centuries,” said PIC CEO Sara Armstrong. “As participants follow in the footsteps of our new president and vice president down Pennsylvania Avenue, they will be adding their names to the long list of Americans who have honored our country by marching in the inaugural parade.”

Those selected to join the inaugural parade are listed below in alphabetical order:

1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment – Fort Hood, Texas
1st Infantry Commanding General’s Mounted Color – Ft. Riley, Kansas
Boone County Elite 4-H Equestrian Drill Team – Burlington, Kentucky
Caisson Platoon, Fort Myer – Fort Myer, Virginia
Cleveland Police Mounted Unit – Cleveland, Ohio
Coastal Florida Police & Fire Pipes & Drums – Palm Coast, Florida
Columbus North High School Band – Columbus, Indiana
Culver Academy Equestrian – Culver, Indiana
First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fishburne Military School Army JROTC Caissons Battalion – Waynesboro, Virginia
Frankfort High School Band – Ridgeley, West Virginia
Franklin Regional High School Panther Marching Band – Murrysville, Pennsylvania
Indianapolis Metro Police Motorcycle Drill Team – Indianapolis, Indiana
Lil Wranglers – College Station, Texas
Marist College Band – Poughkeepsie, New York
Merced County Sheriff’s Posse – Hilmar, California
Michigan Multi-Jurisdictional Mounted Police Drill Team & Color Guard – Ann Arbor, Michigan
Mid America Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team – New Buffalo, Michigan
Nassau County Firefighters Pipes & Drums – East Meadow, New York
North Carolina Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association – Hillsborough, North Carolina
NYPD Emerald Society Pipes & Drums – East Moriches, New York
Olivet Nazarene University – Bourbonnais, Illinois
Palmetto Ridge High School Band – Naples, Florida
Russellville High School Band – Russellville, Arkansas
Talladega College Band – Talladega, Alabama
Texas State University Strutters – San Marcos, Texas
The Citadel Regimental Band & Pipes and Summerall Guards – Charleston, South Carolina
The Freedom Riders – Kersey, Colorado
Tragedy Assistance Marching Unit – Arlington, Virginia
Tupelo High School Band – Tupelo, Mississippi
University of Tennessee Marching Band – Knoxville, Tennessee
VMI Corps of Cadets – Lexington, Virginia
West Monroe High School Marching Band – West Monroe, Louisiana
American Veterans – National
Boy Scouts of America – National
US Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations – National
Disabled American Veterans – National
US Border Patrol Pipes & Drums – National
Wounded Warriors – National
Kids Overseas– National

  • Lazycrockett

    YAY our first Military Parade, the Kremlin should be so proud of Drumpf.

  • DaddyRay

    They are celebrating the coming Police State

    • Jeffg166

      It’s what they voted for.

  • Eric Lewis

    I’ll be watching old episodes of the Barefoot Contessa (my happy place)

    • DaddyRay

      I may have to start binge re-watching West Wing on Netflix

      • Lazycrockett

        TCM and 1776 all day.

      • Lantor

        I keep lobbying for a reboot (or more aptly a continuation) of West Wing with a President CJ Cregg.

      • Kruhn

        How about House of Cards?

        • DaddyRay

          I just binged watched that back in November

  • PickyPecker
  • David L. Caster

    Lovely. So in keeping with the whole right wing narrative. Will Trump be on a reviewing stand with a single outstretched arm?

    • Ross

      You wrote: “Will trump be on a reviewing stand with a single outstretched arm?”

      Why the question mark at the end?

      • David L. Caster

        It wasn’t stated in the announcement.

        • Ross

          Ah.

    • Oikos

      Just like Brezhnev.

    • Librarykid

      No, he has to dash into the oval office and undo all of Obama’s executive actions. Didn’t he promise to do that on the first day? Maybe he’ll fall into the oval bowl.

  • djfinance
  • Baltimatt
  • David
  • David
    • Natty Enquirer

      Love the Rockettes’ new outfits.

    • Bad Tom

      Imagine the chiropractor bills.

      • Chucktech

        “Dr., it hurts when I do that.”

        • David Walker

          I am not taking the bait on that…I’m not…taking…fuck. “Then don’t do that.”

          • TuuxKabin

            Thank you David, better you than me.

          • David Walker

            I think it’s glandular.

          • TuuxKabin

            I thought it was heel pain. As in, that heel (agent orange) is a pain.

      • Lars Littlefield

        All I can think of is the plantar fascitis!

        • David Walker

          The planters were fascists?

  • Oikos
  • Rex

    Yawn.
    Any parade without drag queens and leather boys or a gay couple getting married on a float made of flowers is boring.

    • David L. Caster

      And where are the musclemen?

      • David Walker

        Towing the float by their nipple rings.

      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        Especially the ones in kilts.

      • coram nobis

        And where’s the Dykes on Bikes unit? That was always a thrilling start to a parade. And a good boost to Harley-Davidson stock.

        • Rex

          And a good way to clear the parade route.

          • coram nobis

            At least a Harley doesn’t leave droppings along the parade route, like the lead elements will in this one.

        • (((dagobarbz)))

          It’s all fun and games until parade organizers decide to put a battalion of people in wheelchairs in front of the bikes.

          Worst. Parade. EVER. Bikes overheating, sitting there for 15 waiting for the wheelies to get far enough ahead we can proceed another 50 feet.

          Suckiest logistics for a parade EVER.

        • April

          One year at our Pride Parade we had Lesbians on Scooters. ..

      • Rex

        Sorry, I can’t make it.

        • David L. Caster

          Better if you stay far away from anything having to do with Trump. You are welcome here in SoCal anytime.

          • Rex

            Don’t tempt me, it’s cold and snowing here – I need to escape!

          • Librarykid

            We had our first snow squall of the season today; tuning up for the mid-January blizzard. The second week of January is already forecast to be extremely cold.

          • Craig Howell

            I’ll be fleeing icy DC for the warm comforts of Palm Springs during the Inauguration “festivities.” Unfortunately, eventually I’ll have to come back.

      • LaChatSayWha

        And what about Hunky Jesus?

    • Snarkaholic

      Don’t worry; the bagpipe crew will be wearing skirts.

      • Rex

        Then it had better be very breezy.

        • Capritaur

          It doesn’t have to if they’re goose-stepping.

    • (((dagobarbz)))

      I dunno. Tanks and missiles are kind of interesting.

  • Rex

    Is it wrong of me to hope it rains on their parade?

    • pch1013

      Rain? Bah. What needs to happen is a howling blizzard with 50mph winds and temperatures below zero.

      • Rex

        The pipers will freeze their bags off.

      • Natty Enquirer

        I want to see Lincoln come to life and stomp across the mall to give Trump a good spanking.

        • Rex

          I want to see the Washington monument fall on the Presidential review stand.

      • ByronK

        With toads.

      • Snarkaholic

        Sorry, I can’t man the Gay Storm Lever that day; I’ll be too busy blasting hella-hot-front rays onto their buffet’s bowl of mayo-based potato salad (four hours should do it).

    • Snarkaholic

      (See above)

  • coram nobis

    HA!! Five equestrian units leading the parade! I feel sorry for all those poor kids in the rest of the parade, because it’s obvious what they’ll be stepping in.

    It’s a metaphor for the new administration of course. It also suggests that none of the parade organizers come from farm states.

    • Snarkaholic

      Hey, Rex, here’s the ‘rain’ you’re hoping for!

      • coram nobis

        The horses will be followed by pipes and drums.

        Soon it will be boom — squish!
        — “Into The Woods” (musical)

        • ColdCountry

          I hope those horses have heard bagpipes before….

          • coram nobis

            No’ unless they were at the siege of Khartoum, laddie.

    • (((dagobarbz)))
      • Bad Tom

        Nah. His participation is mandatory.

      • Theo McKinney

        GThs guy they callMike Pence isn’t allowed to skip any of this mess.
        In fact the mess is the very reason he was assigned to Trump from the beginning.

        Then, as has become a tradition of sorts, Kelly Anne will then gather what he collects, to make something nice out of for The House.

    • David Walker

      I wonder if Minnie has a recipe for road apple pie?

      • coram nobis

        Something about the difference between a chestnut horse and a horse chestnut, as Lincoln once noted.

    • clay

      or parade experience

    • Librarykid

      I wonder who will have to give the horses enemas and hold up their tails while they expel the Drumpf inside.

    • ColdCountry

      Nah, that list is alphabetical, though some will surely have to step in it, so to speak. But I, too, noticed the significant number of equestrian units, and thought, well, the amount of shit will be appropriate.

  • Oh’behr

    I hope they didn’t really think he means to pay them to stay or dine or he’ll pay tor transportation.

  • Bill

    I’m only telling you guys, and let’s try and keep this between us if at all possible, but I have it on good word that the Duggars have put together a stunning dance routine for the parade.

    • Snarkaholic

      Can they invite the Palins…and dance the Bristol Stomp?

      • Joe in PA

        Bristol been stomped one time too many I’d say. 🙁

  • Andymac3

    I thought Melanoma might have her own float with her model friends so that she could show off some of Ivanka’s clothing and footwear, and strike some new poses like ‘white magnum’ and ‘gold steel’.

  • Capritaur

    Good, they can goose-step in Dear Leader’s survey.

  • PickyPecker
  • Natty Enquirer

    I think we should invent a new cocktail to get bombed with on inauguration day. Something orange with a lot of bitters.

    • CottonBlimp

      Don’t you dare ruin Cointreau for me by associating it with Shitgibbon. I’m going to need a lot of it these next 4 years.

      • clay

        Okay, so orange Red Bull and Jaeger?

        • CottonBlimp

          I think I’ll just drink rubbing alcohol until my piss is orange.

  • AtticusP

    Missiles! Where are the missiles?!

    And monster trucks!

  • Pollos Hermanos
    • coram nobis

      Oh, in a Washington January? That could be a goose-bump.

    • Snarkaholic

      Are these the replacement Rockettes? (Their sullen expressions seem to confirm this.)

    • Oikos

      Are they nasty bitches or (s)trumpettes?

      • Chucktech

        Trump: “They’re mostly 10’s, I can tell you that…”

    • (((dagobarbz)))

      They walk funny.

    • Joe in PA

      Please tell me “The Itchy Kitty” is a made up thing.

      • Pollos Hermanos

        Stolen from Stephanie Miller.

    • Rex

      Oh, Good, Melania’s sisters will be there.

      • Joe in PA

        So, there will be price tags attached?

    • pj

      elegant…the way women should be.

  • MB

    Featuring the first (ever) Grand Marshall in an inaugural parade:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CxkhOlJUAAAa6EN.jpg

    Guarded (err…escorted) by his red-caped loons:

    http://www.joemygod.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/tfpblizzard-310×165.jpg

    • Natty Enquirer

      Assault Weapon Jesus! Is the playset available?

      • coram nobis

        G.I. Jesus action figure. Gospel according to Mattel.

      • MB

        Here are the Three Wise Men (sold separately)… and just in time for Epiphany.

        https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8541/8619638106_fe28f25e5c_b.jpg

        • geoffalnutt

          Are they bendable?

          • Bomer

            Yes, but only to the right.

          • Craig Howell

            No, but they are deplorable. Also deployable, as Hair Trump will quickly illustrate.

        • William

          When did the Village People get so militant?

    • Chucktech

      Jesus to Trump: “You never loved me. You never even talk to me.”

      • MB

        Trump:
        Roses are red
        Violets are blue
        Those two-Corinthians
        are better than you.

        • Chucktech

          (Jesus bursts into tears)

  • boobert

    Oh who cares ! I’d never watch it anyway.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    My only question is, will goose stepping be mandatory or voluntary?

    • DaddyRay

      It will come naturally

  • Rex

    No balloons showing his big hands? No floats promoting Trump properties? They’re missing a youge publicity opportunity.

  • Chrissy

    Of course Wounded Warriors would be there. One of the lowest ratings for a charity ever. It’s money making scam for their leaders.

    • (((dagobarbz)))

      Sadly, there is more than one group using Wounded Warriors in their name.
      It’s confusing.

  • Gustav2

    I was sure the Trabant Collectors Club would be in the parade.

    • William

      I don’t think it’s legal to start the engine on one of those in the US.

      • Gustav2

        That’s just librul PC talk!

  • Pollos Hermanos
  • margaretpoa

    If I belonged to any of those organizations, I would resign immediately. But if I belonged to any of those neo fascist, paramilitary jackasses, I probably would have voted for the sphincter.

  • m_lp_ql_m

    You laugh now, but under Trump, half of these acts will be on Billboard’s Top 100 in 2017.

  • Cuberly

    “The Freedom Riders – Kersey, Colorado”

    I saw this and gulped. Back in the mid 80s I worked in Kersey. It’s a small small one stop sign sort of place out on the CO plains. I remember going to work one day and there were flyers stapled to some telephone poles advertising a meeting. A meeting with a representative from the KKK in attendance.

    Back in the day there was a tense rivalry between the farmers and ranchers in the area. The farmers & stockyards were dependant on migrant labor to pick their crops and tend cattle. Many ranchers would get up in arms about migrant workers setting up temporary camps on or outside of their property (half the time it was BLM land) and blame every ill they had on the migrant workers. Then out of the blue a rep from the Klan met with a group of ranchers and decided to have a meeting on how to deal with the migrant “problem”. The worst part was the mayor of Kersey at the time was scheduled to speak.

    Once word got out that the Klan was involved the flyers were all torn down and talk of said meeting was never discussed again. The Klan had to move on as residents of the town where beyond incensed at how it made their town look.

    Whenever someone says the south is the haven for most racists I shake my head. They’re everywhere in this country.

  • Cousin Bleh

    Meh, Mid-Atlantic Leather is the weekend before and it has far better events planned. A lot of the same outfits though.

    • LesbianTippingHabits

      Yes, and the Leathermen are much better tippers!

  • TuuxKabin

    Hopefully the “Alternative Concert” in Miami will happen . . .

    http://www.voices4hillary.com/together-we-trump-hate-the-january-20th-freedom-concert-2161120435.html

  • hdtex
    • pj

      there ya go

  • Ernest Endevor

    A veritable who’s who.

    • Rex

      A veritable who cares.

    • ByronK

      A veritable who?

    • Stev84

      Of authoritarians

  • David Walker

    Franklin Regional High School Panther Marching Band – Murrysville, Pennsylvania
    Looks like PA was responsible for supplying the pussy (panther) element. And what in hell is the US Border Patrol Pipes & Drums? Nobody likes a good “Skirl of the Pipes” than I, but border patrol? Is this supposed to scare and panic illegals so they go running back to home? Music as drumpf’s wall. I guess it is cheaper. It also gives new meaning to Motown’s “Wall of Sound.”

    • ByronK

      They could just put Nickleback on a loudspeaker.

    • coram nobis

      That’s not the border that a bagpipe unit should be defending. I’m sure the Scottish National Border Police will be using them along the Cheviot hills to keep out Sassenach refugees.

    • Andymac3

      Wail of sound, i can hear the screams already.

      • cleos_mom

        I’m pleased that there were no participants from Missouri listed.

        Which is appalling, considering what would have happened had the election not been hacked (with the enthusiastic assent of the MSM, to be sure).

    • CharlestonDave

      Franklin Regional High School is my alma mater. I am so embarrassed.

      Back then, we had a sucky band. Maybe things have changed.

      • David Walker

        It’s OK. You’re not there now.

    • JWC

      give him a month or 2 so that the parade can rival those of old Moscow or present N Korea

    • Rolf

      I’m wondering if the pipers are going to play Amazing Grace, like they usually do at funerals.

  • bkmn

    How much is he charging each of them to pay tribute to Hair Furor?

    • epazote

      Special Event, premium room rates with contractual agreement obligating participants to order 3 meals daily from the Drumpf hotel’s room service staff.

    • KCMC

      self paid by registrants.

  • Sam_Handwich

    #shitshow

  • Sam_Handwich

    what the fuck will his speech be like? another rally rant?

    • PickyPecker

      I’m sure Melania will lend a hand in putting that together. She has a definite way with words
      http://www.kappit.com/img/pics/201607_0833_dfbfb_sm.jpg

      • epazote

        On a parade float, nekkid, riding a stripper’s pole ?

        • Rolf

          She better be careful, if it’s below zero her lips will get stuck to the pole.

          • epazote

            BWAHAHAHAHA !
            >>>”Her *lips* will get stuck to the pole”
            I have a dirty mind 😉

          • Rolf

            That was exactly my dirty minded intention.

      • Bomer

        If she would get contacts she wouldn’t have to squint like that. Of course it could be permanent from trying to find the shitgibbon’s dick.

    • JWC

      just don’t expect diplomacy

    • cleos_mom

      Whatever the approach, at least every fifth word will be “I”, “me” or “mine.”

  • DaddyRay

    If there is a snow storm will we be able to see them in their white hoods?

  • Lars Littlefield

    This is all well and good. But I’m more concerned if they have booked Karen Carpenter for his inaugural ball talent show.

    • coram nobis

      They could book the Père Lachaise rock group. Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf on vocals, Franz Liszt on keyboards …

      • Chucktech

        Don’t forget ol’ Fred Chopin…

        • coram nobis

          That’s right, keyboards and arrangements.

      • Lars Littlefield

        You have such a strange mind.

        • coram nobis

          It was a year for dead celebrities, and where better than Pére Lachaise cemetery?

          • Lars Littlefield

            I suppose. Maybe Proust could join in wheezing vocals in that little group.

      • Cunning Linguist

        There’s even time to make a stop at Montmatre to invite Dalida as the opening act…

      • Craig Howell

        Oscar Wilde and Gertrude Stein could write the lyrics.

    • epazote

      No marching kazoo band ?
      *sad*

  • Oikos

    China Erects Trump Statue

    What do you get when you cross the year of the rooster with the year of Trump?

    A “yuge” statue.

    A giant rooster sculpture, sporting the President-elect’s signature hairdo and hand gestures, has been erected outside a shopping mall in Taiyuan, in China’s northern Shanxi Province.

    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4ZmMK1vwC7w/WGQZnNylB6I/AAAAAAAAYqI/hcagtRhBK70ZDBc81A7RPUqmzbw3gQZuACLcB/s320/C0v8pkUXEAA5Mv3.jpg

  • Oikos
    • Lars Littlefield

      Tell it like it is, Misha!

      • TimJ

        Ooh, cognoscenti.

    • joe ho

      and the alt-left (greenwald, young turks, et al.) continue to attack Hillary as being as bad as Trump. alt-right and alt-left are uniting in defending russia. surreal.

      • bmoore4026

        I’d call it yin and yang, but it’s more like yang and yang.

        • Theo McKinney

          Or just Beavis & Butthead…

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        This is a phenomenon that has been happening in several countries in recent years. Marine Le Pen in France, for instance. Some studies have shown that in her party’s recent strong showings in regional and local elections, she is pulling votes from the far right and the more conservative members of the mainstream right party, but also from the areas that traditionally voted far left in France, i.e., neighborhoods that for decades used to be the fiefdoms of the Communists and the Greens.

        • LaChatSayWha

          She, and the other far-right politicians of Europe, have also benefited greatly from Putin’s assistance. Weakening the west by supporting extremists on both sides of the spectrum is a time-honored tradition of the Soviet government and the Soviet/Russian secret services. In fact, Hitler’s rise to power, like the defeat of France in 1940, was accomplished partly by the refusal of the far-left to support to the center-left, which was ordered by Stalin.

      • Which just confirms what I already knew about the regressive left. They are too busy destroying everyone that doesn’t agree with them 100% to see the harm they are doing to the causes they claim to be for and to the country. It’s time to let them go. They are small in number and inconsequential nationally. It’s time to rebuild a broad coalition of people who want freedom and justice for everyone.

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      • CJAS

        Can we let her go? She ran a lazy, dumb campaign and lost. Again. Blame her for that. The further left said her opponent is a dangerous monster who needed to be stopped. And they said it before anyone else.

        • joe ho

          lol.

          the far left said hillary was as bad as trump.

          it required knee-capping by russia and a rogue fbi to cause her a narrow loss.

          party discipline on the part of the far-left could have overcome even that.

          a lazy, dumb campaign that won the popular vote by 3 million votes.

          it’s the shitstains on the left like you who brought us trump.

          enjoy!

          • CJAS

            Sorry, that’s simply not accurate. You may believe that, but it’s not what happened.

          • joe ho

            It is accurate. You are in denial. Just like after 2000 Naderite shitstains said don’t blame us.

          • CJAS

            Sorry, no. You may feel that way, but it’s not real. For example, there was an entire channel on TYT devoted to deconstructing her opponent.

          • joe ho

            And there were many far left channels deconstructing her.

            Jill Stein claimed Hillary was more dangerous than Trump.

            http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/09/20/485514/Clinton-dangerous-Trump-Jill-Stein/

    • Max_1

      There’s an odd and peculiar essence that is Baryshnikov.

      In person he is petite, demure, gentile… On stage he’s larger than life and a force to deal with.

      • RickCabral

        He may be gentile, but he’s also gentle. What a nice guy!

  • geoffalnutt

    Lies. I’m sure many of the groups “listed” have never even been contacted. It’ll be Melania spread-eagle on The White House lawn.

    • coram nobis

      A lot of horse units. Is Mitt Romney organizing this?

      • Snarkaholic
      • Andymac3

        The smell of horse manure covers up the smell of bullshit from Trumps speech.

      • EdA

        It’s interesting that you should mention that. It seems to me that there are not nearly as many as could be expected for a Republiscum gathering. Note the absence of any of the usual Orange County, Calif. groups — at least for now. (See Andymac3 below on horse manure.)

    • So THAT’s why it’s been so hard to buy ping-pong balls lately!

  • MB
    • Oikos

      Is he being carried because he is the honorary spit roast?

      • MB

        They’re hunting for watter-day Kolobian wabbits.

        • carrot festival

          Wascally Wormans.

      • ByronK

        It’s the Dennis Hastert Honorary Guard.

        • Oikos

          LOL

    • ByronK

      Is that his knee or is he tenting?

      • David Walker

        Judging from his expression, I’d say he’s tenting and embarrassed.

        • ByronK

          Poor boy, he needs to let his freak fly!!

    • Rex

      Is he the sacrificial virgin?

    • Craig Howell

      Seriously, people, what the heck is going on in this picture? And not just with the tenting kid.

  • JT

    And the jackboots march along.

  • ByronK
    • JWC

      they say history repeats itself but in 79 years???

  • Rebecca Gardner

    I imagine it will be something like this. What I now find so scary is the crossed hammers now look like crossed Ts to me. Also, the eerie “surrogate band” line.

    https://youtu.be/v_leY_LgOuQ

  • karmanot

    Pathetic! Heil Twitler

  • The Return of Traxley

    That’s a shit ton of red state representin’.

    • Treant

      And a tremendous amount of music in march tempo. Yuck.

      • The Return of Traxley

        If you’re gonna have a junta, you you gotta set the mood.

  • Let the goose-stepping begin!

  • carrot festival

    What, no FBI Twirling Baton Majorettes?

    • Rex

      Well, there were flaming batons planned, but they thought the sparks might ignite twitler’s hair, so plans were changed.

  • EqualityForAll

    Oh, no. Don’t tell me I need to cancel my membership with the DAV!

  • DaJuan Hayes

    I think my cable box will be set to Nickelodeon.

    • cleos_mom

      I have two alternate plans, depending on the weather: lunch out followed by a movie, or lunch out followed by a long walk with my dog on a regional trail that crosses the road not far from our house.

  • Treant

    OT: I’ve had Glassware Buildup around here lately from all the candles I’ve burned and put the glass aside. I finally got around to cleaning all that out and remaking the candles today.

    I’m totally set for when the nuclear winter arrives.

  • Niblet58

    Lame.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Those Mid-Atlantic Cowgirls better be careful! Keep those spurs ready and watch those high kicks!

    • JWC

      notice one California and 3 Texas most of the rest east coast

      • TuuxKabin

        I was just tallying that up, yeah. Thanks California.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          Hi hon! How was company? Will I see you on teevee at Times Square tomorrow night? :-/

          • TuuxKabin

            Company’s still here and we’re doing much damitch, all our livers are a quiver. Four bottles of wine last night with roast duck. So good. Tonight it’ll be eggplant, garlic pizza, easy on the cheeze, crispy crust and prolly another four bottles of wine. Tomorrow a grand send off, tangerine mimosas then el HubCap and I recover until Three Kings Day. And, uh, no, sweetheart. Times Square? Not enough Xanax to get me to go there, tomorrow night, or anytime. Eees insane. No can do . . .

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccenFp_3kq8

        • JWC

          just think of the bash Hillary would have had

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            The whole civilized world would be celebrating.

          • JWC

            insteaqd its Nightmare on Pennsylvania Ave

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            With people puking on Russian vodka shots.

          • Stogiebear

            Coming to a neighborhood near you soon!

          • Kruhn

            Actually, it’s the Nightmare on Constitution Avenue. The parade goes by the White House South Portico.

          • JWC

            OK never been to DC

          • Kruhn

            No worries.

          • JWC

            are the Lincoln memorial the Obelisk and Capitol building all in a straight line with the reflecting pool between the LM and the O?

          • Craig Howell

            Yes.

          • JWC

            I thot so but some pics show it missaligned thank yoy

          • Kruhn

            Sort of. One of the best views is from the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington.

          • Craig Howell

            No, JWC is correct. The parade always goes up Pennsylvania Avenue, and the main Reviewing Stand is always on the north side of the White House.

          • Kruhn

            It can’t be anymore. Pennsylvania Avenue has been closed to traffic since the 90’s and the barriers can’t be moved. I’ll double check and report as I’m working in DC today and they should be constructing the reviewing stand by now.

          • Craig Howell

            But like a latter-day Brigadoon, the block of PA Avenue in front of the White House springs back to life once every four years for the Inauguration Parade, as they take up the “permanent” barriers.

          • Kruhn

            I stand corrected. Didn’t check the White House over the weekend, but recalled driving by early December and thought I saw stands going up over by Lafayette Park.

          • TuuxKabin

            It’d go on for a helluva lot longer than his shitshow. And the partying after . . . sigh.

          • JWC

            I just see it all as a joke Its got to be deep in Trumps craw that he could NOT intice one big name act to his clam bake so typicall Trump “Well we don’t want or need them Because we have so many many others who want to preform My question to you Mr Trump “How many marching bands equal one Beyonce??”

          • TuuxKabin

            Gazillions.

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    Interesting. Two things I noticed:

    1. New York City Police Department Emerald Society is headquartered on Long Island? Enough said.

    2. “Tragedy Assistance Marching Unit” of Arlington, Virginia, appears to be associated with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors or TAPS, a worthy charitable organization. We all know that Donald Trump has donated zero to any charity, except to pay his son’s $7.00 Boy Scout dues (seriously).

    This may be worth further research. Thank you. [And, nothing re tipping!]

  • rextrek1

    Pussy Guards will be handed out to women performers who are Deemed a 7 or higher and NOT FAT…..I repeat NOT FAT!

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Does Milo get one?

      • OdieDenCO

        milo is one. he’s got cock blocker written all over him.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          Good point!

  • rextrek1

    Ohh How I HOPE it’s the Least Watched and Least attended and Most Protested in History!

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      That to date would be Nixon’s.

      • pj

        and you remember what happened to him

        • OdieDenCO

          same play, different actors

        • cleos_mom

          Actually what happened over time is that he now looks refreshingly sane and pragmatic by comparison. Which is saying quite a lot.

  • MattPS

    I notice three things in this parade line-up:

    1.) The previously announced ban on the part of DC high school marching bands is still in place. This says volumes. As hometown groups, they’re not interested in celebrating Trump’s ascent to power, nor are they interested in performing for him. And on the other hand, the inaugural committee is going to have to foot the bill for transportation and lodging for all those out of towners.
    Hmmm, I wonder whose hotels they’ll be staying in?

    2.) None of the participating groups has anything to lose in terms of potential CD sales going down, as none of them are professional groups. This might not present any departure from the norm (compared to past inaugural ceremonies) but it stood out to me nonetheless.

    3.) Big representation of Red States.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      I think each group pays its own way. Except for the big rich celebs. Oh, wait, there won’t be any of those.

      • KCMC

        Correct. Self expense for participants.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          Which means they have to do some serious quick fundraising.

          • Stogiebear

            Surely the ever-beneficent Trump Foundation picked up all the groups’ expenses.

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Only the Trump Hotel expenses.

          • canoebum

            They should treat their parade appearance as the President Elect does the responsibilities of high office, just phone it in. That’s why we have Skype. Saves a lot on travel expenses.

    • Cunning Linguist

      Y’all kin say that agin!

  • EdA

    It’s a really impressive list — some USG groups who don’t really have much choice in the matter and the rest primarily groups from the slave states of the Confederacy.or friends of Cong. Peter King (R-NY).

    And this is the best that they can come up six weeks after the election, three weeks before the inauguration/coronation??

  • labdad95

    A venerable who’s who of…wait, wrong president. Never mind.

  • aar9n

    Facism comes with cheers to america

  • Charlie

    what a lineup…I can’t wait to NOT watch it!

  • clay

    Uhm, modern inaugural parades have included at least one group from each state. Are they saying no one sent any application in from the majority of the states? By the way, here’s a pic of the Philly City Cavalry, the type of boys who went to Trump’s prep school: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/34934a77ca483cfe370c2f91e5b5ee69836e4e2f7fc16fce4ddc6d5038c7d931.png

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/meet-the-u-s-militarys-most-idiosyncratic-unit-1413340203

    • OdieDenCO

      is he trying to pull his boot out of that guy’s ass ore put it in?

      • Robert Conner

        That second thing you said.

  • Professor Barnhardt

    “Tragedy Assistance Marching Unit – Arlington, Virginia”

    What?

    • Stogiebear

      That’s actually a very good question. I googled “Tragedy Assistance Marching Unit” and it shows up nowhere outside of this announcement for the President-defect’s inauguration parade. Most likely the KKK.

    • Bomer

      Well, the inauguration is a tragedy so it’s fitting.

    • That’s weird

      Actually it’s part of every inaugural parade, in case of emergency. they are equipped for everything from a horse dropping dead, to car accidents. Although this is the first time I have ever heard them named as part of the parade, they are support staff, and I have heard them referred to as “emergency assistance” not tragedy,

    • Halou

      It’s a marching unit that assists tragedies, such as the President-elect?

    • LesbianTippingHabits

      Actually, it appears that this is related to Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors or TAPS, a worthy charitable organization headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington DC.

      It would seem to make sense for someone to flag this to the media for further research. While TAPS has participated in some Inaugural Balls, for Presidents of both parties, marching in a parade seems to be new.

      First stop would be asking the Presidential Inaugural Committee for further details to identify this unit. Thank you.

  • JK3

    So I guess the Border Patrol being there is a signal that we are getting that ridiculous wall.

  • We’ll wait for the evening news. And then we’ll fast-forward through it. Should make it far more exciting.

  • Bluto

    Appropriately, that line up involves a lot of horse shit.

  • gaymex1

    Tanks. I want tanks and ICBMs on trucks and Marching bands playing while morphing between images of the U.S. and Russia.

    • Halou

      Trump will be careful not to do a better parade than his Russian masters.

  • Halou
  • fuzzybits
  • Frostbite

    I hope none of them expect to get paid.

  • Theo McKinney

    No one from California?

    That’s fantastic. It looks like CA’s intellectual Wall is holding strong and keeping out TrumpThink very effectively.

    #DoNotNormalizeTrumpThink

    #StrongerTogether

    #DeplorablesAreToast

    • OdieDenCO

      Merced County Sheriff’s Posse – Hilmar, California

      Colorado send a group too. [hangs head in shame]

  • pch1013

    If Coronation Day does dawn cold and windy, Tsar Donald will be faced with a dilemma: face the elements like the big butch manly über-healthy stud he wants people to think he is, at the risk of reprising the W.H. Harrison Presidency – or stay warm indoors like the little pussy he really is.

    • cleos_mom

      When you factor in life expectancies, he’s way older than William Henry Harrison. “Just sayin’…”

  • OdieDenCO

    what, no russian precision hacking team or did have to cancel due to SANCTIONS?

  • Mike

    A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent, A scout used to be, anyway.

    Maybe this signals that the Boy Scouts are rethinking the Scout Law, with updates appropriate for the age of Trump: A scout is dishonest, treacherous, self-absorbed, churlish, boorish, cruel, defiant, dour, profligate, cowardly, immoral, and profane.

    • LesbianTippingHabits

      Not to mention a parsimonious (cheap) tipper, of course.

    • cleos_mom

      Don’t forget ‘homophobic.’ The organization kind of specializes in that.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Kim Trump Ill military parade, eh?

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Seems about right for Trumpence, Breitbart, Drudge, Coulter & company. Their kind of parade.

    https://i.makeagif.com/media/6-10-2015/Jvtmsb.gif

  • TimJ
  • Gianni

    I’m not inclined to watch any of it. Just the image of that irrational, erratic, creep taking the Oath Of Office for President is more than I can bear.

  • Picabo

    Do you still think you can control them?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29Mg6Gfh9Co

    • JWC

      and thus it begins

    • cleos_mom

      Re-watched that movie just a few days after the election. It was way creepier than the first time I saw it in the early 1970s.

  • Picabo
  • Robert Conner

    When will they release the lineup for the procession in Red Square?

  • Luddite

    Up with fascism! Up with people 2.0?

  • sword

    Those adolescent boys marching in their cute brown uniforms giving the Trump salute…ahh…just like the good old days in Berlin.

  • Menergy

    What? where are the ICBMs and nukes on parade floats (a la Soviet Union)????? Humph — some puny parade. Sad!

  • Erp

    It is odd that it is the Boy Scouts of America as a national organization. I believe it is usually individual troops that apply and march if accepted. No Girl Scout this time it looks like. I also notice no American Heritage Girls or Traillife USA; these two groups split off from the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts for being soft on ‘God’ and ‘Gays’ respectively. There may be some girl scouts attending; I found one council trip to the event (in combo with sightseeing in DC), but, it was arranged before the election (I wonder if they’ll just do DC now and skip the inauguration).

    • cleos_mom

      Last I heard, the Boy Scouts’ official position on gay men was a little like the caveat about chimpanzees: cute when they’re young but they become dangerous after puberty. Ain’t God’s People grand?

      • Erp

        They dropped the ban on gay men (and lesbian women) leaders summer 2015 (allegedly when most of the Mormon hierarchy was on vacation). Note local religiously sponsored troops can still discriminate if they so choose. Atheists are still banned though they may be turning a blind eye to Buddhist and Unitarian Universalist atheists (I hope the UUs will push this).

  • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

    Thanks for the list. Now I know who to shun for the next 4 years.

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      Nice paramilitary theme Furer Drumpf has going on there. Parade around the jackbooted thugs and nazi youths to show the populace who’s boss, eh Donald?

  • coram nobis

    The Rev. Franklin Graham will give the imprecation at our Leader’s inauguration.

    http://religionnews.com/2016/12/30/inauguration-speaker-franklin-graham-god-allowed-donald-trump-to-win/

    The Rev. thinks God sent our Leader, but doesn’t tell us that an Act of God is not something to enjoy.

  • JCF

    Hmmm: seems like a sausage fest. Who’s supplying the grabbable pussies?

  • ZRAinSWVA

    It’s time for us to use our super-powerful LGBT weather control powers to assure the day is cold with tons of icy precipitation!

  • cleos_mom

    Well, that puts the Boy Scouts and DAV in a whole new light.

    Not a good one.