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No Snowmaggeddon Forecast For 2011

by @ Thursday, October 21st, 2010. Filed under Virginia, Washington DC, Weather

Residents of the Metro Washington, D.C. area afraid that the coming winter will bring a repeat of last year’s dual blizzards can calm down:
The National Weather Service (NWS) and AccuWeather released their winter outlooks this morning and both agree the odds are strongly stacked against a historically snowy winter in the D.C. metro region.
“I’m not [...]

Marion Barry Accuses D.C. Mayor Fenty Of “Culture Of Corruption”

by @ Tuesday, August 24th, 2010. Filed under Washington DC

This, my friends, is what you call chutzpah:
Ward 8 Council member Marion Barry was on hand to back up the shenanigans charges.
“I supported Adrian Fenty,” said Barry, speaking of the candidate’s 2006 run against Linda Cropp. “He wined me, dined me, impressed me.” Barry said that he made robocalls on the then-candidate’s behalf.
But Barry said [...]

The Saga Of The $ 65 Million Pants Comes To A (Final) End

by @ Friday, May 28th, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Legal, Washington DC

It seems like I’ve been blogging about Roy Pearson, the former District of Columbia Administrative Law Judge who sued a dry cleaner for $ 65 million over a missing pair of pants, since I started blogging, but it looks like we won’t have Roy to kick around anymore:
Former administrative law judge Roy Pearson Jr. just [...]

O.J. Simpson’s Acquittal Suit Arrives At Newseum

by @ Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Filed under In The News, Washington DC

Just about two months after being rejected for display by the Smithsonian, the suit that O.J. Simpson wore when he was acquitted of the murder in 1995 has arrived at another Washington, D.C. museum:
LOS ANGELES — The suit O.J. Simpson wore on the day he was acquitted of murder has been delivered to the Newseum [...]

Medical Marijuana Gets Final Approval From D.C. City Council

by @ Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, War On Drugs, Washington DC

Yesterday, the D.C. City Council gave final approval to a bill that would legalize the sale of marijuana for medicinal purposes in the nation’s capital:
On Tuesday, the D.C. Council gave final approval to a bill establishing a legal medical marijuana program. If Congress signs off, District doctors — like their counterparts in 14 states, including [...]

Historic Entrance To Supreme Court Building Closing Due To Security Concerns

by @ Monday, May 3rd, 2010. Filed under Supreme Court, Washington DC

If you’ve ever been to the United States Supreme Court building you’ve undoubtably taken the walk up the marble steps and through the massive bronze doors at the entrance.
Well, soon those historic doors will be closed:
The Supreme Court is permanently closing its massive, bronze front doors to the public, citing security risks.
The court announced [...]

Too Little, Too Late: Moonies Put Washington Times On The Market

by @ Sunday, May 2nd, 2010. Filed under Business, Economics, Media, Washington DC

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After years of financial problems and two decades of playing second fiddle to The Washington Post, the Unification Church is putting The Washington Times on the market:
Washington Times executives are negotiating to sell the newspaper, after the Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s family cut off most of the annual subsidy of about $35 million that has [...]

Washington Gathers For Nerdprom

The big event last night in Washington was the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, and the stars were President Obama and Jay Leno:
Washington (CNN) — President Obama’s punch lines targeted a diverse group Saturday — from teen sensations the Jonas Brothers to comedian Jay Leno, whom he described as the only person with worse ratings than [...]

Washington, D.C. City Council Approves Medical Marijuana

by @ Tuesday, April 20th, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, War On Drugs, Washington DC

Barring action by Congress, marijuana will soon be legal for medicinal purposes in the nation’s capital:
The D.C. Council unanimously approved a bill Tuesday to allow chronically ill patients to receive a doctor’s prescription to use marijuana and buy it from a city-sanctioned distribution center.
Under the bill, which passed without debate, a patient who suffers from [...]

Bill To Give Washington, D.C. A Vote In Congress Is Dead Yet Again

by @ Tuesday, April 20th, 2010. Filed under D.C. Vote Bill, U.S. Constitution, Washington DC

When we last left the legislative efforts to give the District of Columbia a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives, the bill was essentially deadlocked in the House after successful efforts in the Senate to add amendments that would have effectively repealed most of the the most egregious aspects of the city’s [...]

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