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Wednesday 16 June 2004

Why I Hate D.C.

The author of Why I Hate D.C. is a liberal pantywaist: He laments the fact that Air America, of all things, isn’t carried on the radio in Washington. He complains about SUVs and the ‘wealth gap’. He lives next to a freeway in Arlington in a building with insufficient parking, but he bitches about Reston because it’s ‘soulless’.

And yet I find myself in agreement with him on most of the things he says about Washington, D.C. because D.C. really is a hellhole, a city (and by extension a metro area) that would have died a very long time ago if its main industry couldn’t easily move away.

He’s well worth reading. If you just read the newspapers, even the columnists, after a while in Washington you’ll start to wonder whether you haven’t lost your mind: they report on the area with a straight face, as if all this wasn’t absurd. Mr. W.I.H.D.C. reassures you that it’s them, not you.

Posted by tino at 13:55 16.06.04
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Err, thanks. I guess.

Posted by: James F at June 16, 2004 02:28 PM

Hey, pal, in February you said:

Yeah, call me a liberal pantywaist […]

And who am I to ignore this?

I actually had ‘quasi-pinko’ in the first draft — ‘pinko’ in this context meaning anyone I disagree with — but after reading your request to be called a liberal pantywaist, I just had to oblige. If you would like to be called something else, just let me know; I live to please.

Posted by: Tino at June 16, 2004 02:54 PM

Fair enough. (I really reap what I sow, don’t I?)

Posted by: James F at June 16, 2004 04:47 PM

I always say that when the left and right wrap around the back to meet, that they are on to something. :)

Posted by: Nicole at June 17, 2004 03:50 PM

I’ve had an economic boycott of DC since they reelected Barry after his drug bust. I figure that stupid people shouldn’t get the benefit of my economic support. That means I don’t spend any of my money, and I even try to avoid driving through those less that 10 square miles of insanity. I don’t want to get a speeding ticket.

I’ve kept it in place because of this (packing.org). Apparently having a “spent”, as in “used-up” as in empty round of .22 ammo or even a piece of range pick-up brass, (that might fall out of your range bag and end up under the seat or something), is the same crime as carrying a concealed weapon in DC. In my opinion, if you are not a violent felon, you shouldn’t even have to ask permission to carry concealed. (What part of “shall not infringe” do you not understand?).

I’m only kidding when I quote the character “Ripley” in “Aliens”. “Nuke it from orbit; it’s the only way to be sure”.

Posted by: steel at June 17, 2004 06:12 PM