Redskins lose to the Giants in season opener. Not quite the "suckiest bunch of sucks that ever did suck" but Jason Campbell wasn't exactly inspiring. Can someone buy the man a watch, please? Or explain the concept of the play clock? I have to admit, the fake field goal was pretty good. Giants to Jim Zorn: "You Lie!"
Mayor Fenty participated in the Nation's Triathalon on Sunday. WTOP wins the award for fluffiest inside baseball fluff piece. A good three paragraphs of their story was dedicated to some sort of "feud" between WTOP's Mark Plotkin and the Mayor. NBC4 has Fenty's bare chest plastered all over an article and calls him "pretty hot." Ah, the increasing casual nature of the news.
Two more homicides this weekend. MPD Chief Lanier said bring it on, and it is now being brought. Two men are dead after shootings in Northeast, including a 16-year-old. That goal of less than 100 homicides is slipping away, sadly.
Never doubt the power of the blogs. I forgot to mention this, but I was down on U Street yesterday and saw the newly re-named "U-Scream Ice Cream." For those who missed it, the Prince of Petworth readership came up with the new name. I still standby my suggestion, "A Dreamsicle Deferred"
Former DPR chief launches Council campaign, to run on "dog park" platform. Clark Ray, former Clinton administration official and head of DPR, kicked off his run for an At-Large Council seat this weekend. Ray will be challenging Phil Mendelson in the Democratic primary next year. Ray has been touted for expanding DC's parks and dog parks before getting axed by Fenty. While I'm sure Ray is running on more than just dog parks, you might not be sure after reading the Post's article. I loved the closing paragraphs:
Judy Leon, who lives in the 1500 block of 16th Street, attended Ray's announcement with her dog Beta.Finally, some of the ghost bikes still remain. This morning I walked past Connecticut and R and many of the ghost bikes were still in place. DPW and the Mayor's Office need to figure this out, because at this point it's a bit ridiculous.
"This is a dog whose life was changed by Mr. Ray," Leon said, explaining how the 4-year-old yellow Labrador was rescued from a puppy mill. "She's now able to come out of her shell [at the dog park] and play with other dogs."