Life, liberty, and the pursuit of half-price drink specials

Photo courtesy of dharmabumx

Participation Lager…, courtesy of dharmabumx

Reader Adam asked us for a shout-out to an online petition, Save the Parties. Here you go, Adam.

I’m not sure he’s barking up the correct tree, here. The petition asks Mayor Fenty to “stand strong” but Fenty liked the original measure which exempted nightclubs from the measure.  The people who need to be told to sit down, shut up, and mind the business of their own areas are Senator Feinstein – who never met a nanny-state measure she didn’t like – and Senator Bennett, both on the Inaugural committee.

Or, for that matter, any other congresscritter who think that it’s their place to meddle in DC’s business. There’s certainly a case to be made for their being interested in the things that impact doing the nation’s business, but how late someone can get a beer? Leave the rules of actually making a home here to the locals.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


One thought on “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of half-price drink specials

  1. Writing to Mayor Fenty and Councilman Gray cannot hurt. Particularly as there are some small DC citizens and neighborhood groups that claim they were not given adequate hearing about the measure.

    Possibly more effective would be to email would be to email California Senator Diane Feinstein, the Chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. As a California voter, I did that yesterday!

    Previous Inaugurations have placed such a financial burden on the city that in 2005 the feds asked DC to divert millions of homeland security grants to cover the infrastructure costs. Now a measure that can help local businesses accommodate the biggest boom in DC tourism in years is being poo-pooed for “security reasons”. How George Bush!