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From Events DC:

Bernie Sanders is hosting a rally on RFK Festival Grounds – Lot 3/Maloof Skate Park, this Thursday, June 9, from 4:00 – 8:30 pm.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged (click here to RSVP). Admission is first come, first served.

Commuter parking will be temporarily re-located to Lot 4. Dillon’s buses will be temporarily re-located to Lot 6. Parking is available on-site for event goers, carpooling is strongly encouraged and the Stadium-Armory metro station (orange, blue and silver lines) will be operational. (more…)

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From an Op-ed in the Washington Informer:

“Washington, D.C., is home to nearly 700,000 Americans – more than the entire population of several states. Washingtonians serve in the military, serve on juries and pay taxes just like everyone else. And yet they don’t even have a vote in Congress.

Hard as it is to believe, America is the only democracy on the planet that treats the residents of capital this way.

Lacking representatives with voting power, the District of Columbia is often neglected when it comes to federal appropriations. Many of the District’s decisions are also at the mercy of right-wing ideologues in Congress, and as you can imagine, they don’t show very much of it. Everything from commonsense gun laws to providing women’s health care and efforts to cut down on drug abuse has been halted by Republicans, who claim the District is an exception to their long-held notion that communities ought to be able to govern themselves.

Solidarity is no longer enough. We need a solution.

That’s why, as president, I will be a vocal champion for D.C. statehood.

Washingtonians are Americans, too, and it’s time they had a say in their own status.”

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Thanks to a reader for sending:

“The Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force and the Park View United Neighborhood Coalition will host an At-Large Candidates Forum tonight, Monday May 9th at 6:30pm at the Bruce Monroe @ Park View School – 3560 Warder St. NW. The following candidates will be present:

CM Vincent Orange
Robert White

David Garber had previously confirmed but is now unable to attend. Please come by to hear the candidate’s views on important Lower Georgia Avenue issues.”

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From an email:

“May 14th, 2016, will be the tenth anniversary of the last episode of The West Wing.

It will also be the date that Claire Handscombe will self-publish an anthology of quotes and essays titled “Walk With Me: How The West Wing Changed Our Lives”. In its 106 pages, fans from six countries, ranging in age from 20 to 70, write or speak about the impact of their love for The West Wing on their personal, professional, relational, spiritual, and creative lives.

Digital copies of Walk With Us may be requested for review, and are available on pre-order. ($2.99)

Product Description: The West Wing premiered in 1999. That’s a long time ago. Back then, we were worrying about the Millennium Bug, paying $700 for DVD players, and using pagers. 1999: a century ago.

And yet, the show continues to have an impact that is arguably unique. If you live or work in DC, references to it are inescapable. People have walked down the aisle to the theme music. Or they’ve named children, pets, GPS systems, and even an iPhone app after the characters. Or they’ve started Twitter accounts as the characters to continue the storyline and comment on current political events. Or they credit it for closer relationships with their family members or a way out of depression.

In this anthology of quotes and essays, contributors from six countries, ranging in age from twenty to seventy years old, tell their West Wing stories.

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“Dear PoPville,

I just launched a small crowdfunding project to buy a case of Trump Wine in dump it in my sink. I’ve asked for double the cost to make an equal donation to Voto Latino. Here’s the project:

As Donald Trump continues his campaign based on fear and hate and in honor of the national campaign to #DumpTrump, I would like to buy a case of of the 2014 Meritage at the Trump Winery and dump it down my kitchen sink. Here are the tasting notes:

“With a brilliant, intense ruby red color, this wine has a nose lightly toasted with dominant aromas of black cherry, current, cocoa, and fresh herbs. This fresh, medium body wine is fruit forward, soft and approachable. The palate offers some spicy notes with soft supple tannins.”

Sounds like it would pair well with my drain. (more…)