Move along, buddy

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‘Cuff links for criminals’
courtesy of ‘Soulrider222′
There are some days when it’s hard to be in favor of home rule.

Like when, following a very distinct Supreme Court smackdown, the city drafts rules that fly in the face of very clear text on the opinion. Like when foolish “all hands on deck” days result in the city putting a dozen men out to watch that hotbed of crime, NW 7th and F St. Like when random automobile stops infringe on people’s right to travel through the city.

Or when council members propose anti-loitering rules allowing for signifigant fines when two or more people are gathered.

Don’t worry, though! It’s only for areas that are known for illegal activity. And there’ll be authority given to the mayor to create rules that protect “assembly protected by the Constitution.” How nice that they’ll toss that in.

If you like spending time in the Supreme Court chambers so badly they offer tours.

UPDATE: Fixed the link. Thanks, Jonathan!

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.


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