Category Archives: D.C.

All Eyes On Me

And you, apparently, if you ride the subway in a major city. Chances are, you will be watched. And if you’re in New York, somebody’s gonna want to look in your bag. Following the terrorist bombings in London, some major … Continue reading

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Wilson Weasels Out?

I wrote earlier about the anti-gay remarks Washington’s own Big Black Bigot — “Rev.” Willie Wilson, on of the organizers of the Million More March” — made recently. Just to refresh your memory, though, here’s a taste. ‚ÄúSisters making more … Continue reading

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McMarriage: Institutionalized in 20 Minutes

Like the song says, it’s so easy to fall in love. It’s even easier to get married, if you’re heterosexual. Actually, I had no idea just how easy until I picked up a copy of the Washington City Paper this … Continue reading

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Tell Kay to Can It

Back in September I vented my spleen about a House bill aimed at repealing D.C.’s gun laws. Via DCist comes news that Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has proposed a bill in the Senate to do basically the same thing, … Continue reading

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Now They Tell Us

This is just a quickie post because I can’t stand having John Gibson’s mug at the top of my blog for very long. Gay couples in D.C. who marry in Massachusetts have got what appears to be a bit of … Continue reading

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Who Let the Dog Out?

OK. Now I’m very concerned. Apparently, there was a pitbull attack in an area not from from my neighborhood in NW D.C. I discovered this upon reading In Shaw this evening. Yesterday night, some neighbors and their dogs were attacked … Continue reading

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A Sad Morning

Damn. There’s just never a good time to hear some pieces of news. And certainly never a good time to find out that someone you knew and worked with has been violently murdered. This is the news that greeted me … Continue reading

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Smoke-Free DC?

It’s back; that is, the question of whether to limit smoking in D.C. public areas. Specifically D.C. city council member Jim Graham has a poll up on his site asking “Should the DC Council act to eliminate smoking in indoor … Continue reading

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A Daily Reminder

Since November, every day I’ve passed by the same sign on my walk from the Clarendon Metro station to my office. It’s a plain black sign, with a number pained on it. From a distance, it’s just a number. The … Continue reading

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Small Irony of the Iraqi Vote

I couldn’t let this pass without some sort of comment. It’s been in the news that Iraqi expatriates will be able to vote in the upcoming Iraqi elections. One Iraqi expatriate living in D.C. can’t help seeing some irony in … Continue reading

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It’s Not Our Party

But we’re paying for it. D.C., that is. The White House is making sure of that. D.C. officials said yesterday that the Bush administration is refusing to reimburse the District for most of the costs associated with next week’s inauguration, … Continue reading

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Crack. Back.

Well, now it’s out, and all over the world at that. Marion Barry, the former Washington mayor infamous for being caught smoking crack on an FBI videotape, staged another political comeback Tuesday, ousting an incumbent city councilwoman. The man once … Continue reading

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Shooting Down the Gun Ban

Update: An attentive reader alerted me to a typo on my part. Towards the end of this post I meant to say the measure has little chance of passing in the Senate. Instead I typed “house.” It has every chance … Continue reading

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My Civic Duty

There it was, mixed in with the two movies I got from Netflix yesterday: a summons for jury duty. I guess it’s not so bad. It’s for later in August, for one day or one trial, but I’d really rather … Continue reading

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Eating Up, Taken Down

I admit it. I’ve eaten on the Metro. Usually a bit of candy I has secreted away in my bag or my pocket. I know it’s wrong, but I didn’t see the harm done. Don’t get me wrong. I know … Continue reading

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