Happy Heller Day!

People, keep the essays coming. You have until July 6 to submit an essay and possibly win this here site. Instant blog cred! Woo!

Today I saw a bus that featured the following message instead of a route number (N4, H2, 34, etc):


So, uh, should I have been calling 911? Did a bus get hijacked and I missed the chance to play hero? What a bummer.


  1. That's to remind pedestrians to call 911 as the metro bus mows them down.

  2. AnonymousJune 26, 2008


  3. Yeah the Maestro and I saw one of those buses last year - wtf is up with those?

  4. AnonymousJune 26, 2008

    On the C7 bus this morning, we passed another bus (R3) with the front banner flashing “call 911 - emergency, call police” on the front. I alerted my driver, and she said that it’s a common accident - the other guy likely pressed the alarm button by accident and doesn’t know better. I suggested that she call the station just to be sure, and she stated that it wouldn’t be needed… someone else is bound to do it.That puzzled me… what if the guy were in actual trouble? I got off the bus and contacted to police to let them know… they haven’t called me back. I wonder if they’re even following up on it?

    I figure it’s better be safe than sorry… If I see a sign that says “HELP!!”, I’m going to act on it - especially if it’s as simple as dialing 3 numbers on my phone.

    that happened to me back in march - it seems they still haven't gotten things in order yet.

    from - http://scottobear.livejournal.com/2008/03/11/

  5. GothefuckbacktothemidwestJune 26, 2008

    go the fuck back to the midwest you asshole transplant scumbags

  6. I see buses with the 911 message all the time. If every single person who saw that message dialed 911, I bet Metro would be a little less lackadaisical about fixing this problem.


  8. ew. ohio? really? ewwwww.

  9. Dithlor, lost your contact information. Please send to me at my e-mail address.

  10. southside mara salvatrucha ms-13June 26, 2008

    WhO yOu TrYiN tO gEt CrAzY wItH eSsAy???

    DoNt YoU kNoW I'M lOcO?????

  11. if you live in DC and want to take a class contact me at www.discovershooting.net I am a NRA certified instructor.

    You can now FINALLY own a handgun!!!

  12. http://www.gunowners.org/sk0503.htm

    I came across this little tidbit while reading about the Heller decision. Great to know how far the DC cops will go to protect the public, in this case, absolutely nowhere.

  13. Yeah - the Warren vs. DC - is a huge red flag for those who believe that we should rely on police protection.

  14. AnonymousJune 27, 2008

    Handguns will do little against the machine guns and automatic weapons I have people carrying around while visting my family near the SE DC and PG county border.

    Think of it as Mayor Fenty against SHAQ in a fight. Fenty would not even last 5 seconds.

  15. AnonymousJune 27, 2008

    "Handguns will do little against the machine guns and automatic weapons I have people carrying around while visting my family near the SE DC and PG county border."

    OK I CALL BS!!!!

  16. green line to anacostiaJune 27, 2008

    Why dont you go down over to southeast dc tonight and see for yourself whether it is b.s. or not?

    You transplant yuppie douche!

    Stay over in northwest dc you idiot!

  17. AnonymousJune 27, 2008

    green line....
    I still call BS! post a link to an article showing a rash or thugs with automatic guns.

    BTW - automatic weapons ARE machine guns


  18. AnonymousJune 27, 2008

    Will anyone please just punch rusty in his fat liberal face?

  19. green line to anacostiaJune 27, 2008

    You are the idiot.

    I am not about to get into a debate with you over terminology.
    Who really gives a shit.

    Always looking for an news article or an internet link in order to believe something.

    Typical yuppie out of towner tranplant philosophy.

    Believe it or not people down in southeast dc do own machine guns.

    Northeast dc too.

    Machine guns. Automatic weapons. Assualt rifles. Street sweepers. etc.. etc.. etc...

    But you would not know that because you are a transplant douchebag who has been living here for less than 5 years and has never been to southeast dc before.

    Go over to Alabama Ave or Southern Ave in southeast dc and yell out this and see what happens...

    "you fuckers aint got no machine guns out here, i dont believe the hype, you fuckers aint got guns like that"

  20. AnonymousJune 28, 2008


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  22. AnonymousJune 29, 2008

    "I am not about to get into a debate with you over terminology."

    Of course not because if you did it would ruin your whole argument.

    Do I think there might be a few machine guns - sure. Is the area awash in machine guns with people carrying them around? NOPE!

    There is a huge difference between a semi-auto gun and a fully auto gun and a "street sweeper". You should learn the difference so you do not sound like such an idiot.

  23. AnonymousJune 29, 2008

    The mugger should of finished the job ...

  24. I would like to use a handgun on all the pussy anonymous posters. If you hate this blog so much, why do you come back? Go find a hobby - seriously.

    That being said, the lifting of the ban will cause an increase in shootings. What, you think all the gang bangers are suddenly going to go legit and get registered? Whatever! The crime in this city couldn't get worse anyway! Additionally, the ban never worked in the first place. A few weeks back DC proper (pop approx 500,000) saw 9 shootings. The same weekend LA County (9 million +) saw the same number. What is wrong with that scenario? Gun ban: did not work. The cost and man hours used in the failed attempt to enforce the gun ban will be better allocated elsewhere.

  25. AnonymousJune 30, 2008

    "I would like to use a handgun on all the pussy anonymous posters"

    sounds like you are the type of person who should not be in posession of a gun.

  26. AnonymousJuly 01, 2008

    I'm coming for you DC DUDE .... in your dreams I am there HAUNTING YOU ... GO FUCK YOURSELF, I hate Rusty and I hate you so deal.

  27. To the anonymous poster(s) who keep criticizing us "transplants":

    Yes, I'm a transplant. You got a problem with that? Most of the people in this area are transplants. It doesn't mean we don't have the right to complain and try to make things better. This is hands down the most God awful hellhole in which I've ever had the displeasure of having to hang my hat. You have no idea why most of us are here. If it were that easy to leave, we would. As much as I dislike Rusty and his liberal views, he's spot on about why this place sucks.

    So yes - we piss and moan about this place because we hate it. But at least we have the sense to leave this miserable stinking shithole when we retire or move on. And when I do -- you can have this place. In the (sort of) words of some country artist whose name I don't give a fuck about -- "Happiness is seeing Northern Virginia in my rearview mirror".

    So quit your fucking whining about us "transplants". If it weren't for us, this entire place wouldn't even exist - which of course may not be a bad thing.

  28. Personally, I'm glad they put these messages on busses. It's a good reminder because I can never seem to remember the number to call to reach 911.

  29. AnonymousJuly 14, 2008

    There are certainly a lot of pathetic folks who like to post on blogs for attention. Whats worse is that they have the diction and attitude of virulent high school freshmen. Take your machine guns and satisfy yourself with them.

    Good luck in Ohio, Rusty.