In the event anyone would like to sponsor the site, and ensure timely, "snarky" updates, multiple times a day, I'm not going to turn you down. You, me and Gawker can all team up to put the Washington Post out of business. Hopefully so they don't write more drivel about the Target in Columbia Heights.
More information on Barry's spending of city dough, making it even clearer he's a total asshole. The Post has some deets including that he paid a woman from Reynoldsburg, Ohio $50k to coordinate a "Summit on Poverty" in Southeast. I know we're trying to stimulate the economy in the Rust Belt and all, but somehow I don't see the need to funnel DC money to a suburb of Columbus. Barry also used money to pay a firm that helped him support tainted Illinois Senator Roland Burris. Peas in a pod, perhaps.
More "all hands," still likely pointless. Tuesday night was "National Night Out," and DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier had all police officers on duty through Wednesday morning. Previously "all hands" weekends were limited to weekends. I've discussed these sorts of things recently, but most notably I wanted to point you to a great post by Jamie at farmfreshmeat. I especially love the graphics.
Gabe Klein's desire named 'streetcars.' I'm excited about the idea of streetcars, especially when I see the tracks being put on H Street, NE. Washington Biz Journal has some nice info about the District's completely half-assed attempt at streetcars. Remember that we purchased streetcars before we had tracks, and we are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to have them stored and cared for in the Czech republic. As the article notes, we're building tracks on H Street, though overhead wires are banned in the area. Hopefully someone can figure out how to remove head from ass and update the L'Enfant Plan. I'm all for some degree of keeping things in the style intended, but it might be time to revisit a few things.