Photo by PoPville flickr user Josh Bassett
From the National Parks Service:
“The Washington Monument will reopen to the public on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at 9 a.m. after a 37-month closure to modernize the elevator control system and construct a new security screening facility.
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Thanks to Alyssa for sending the shot above from Metro Center around 1:15pm.
Update from PETA:
“Wearing sheep masks, a group of more than 70 people–college students and their staff advisers–participating in PETA’s five-day Campus Rep Summit will descend on a Forever 21 store in Washington, D.C., on Friday to urge shoppers to avoid the brand until it agrees to stop selling wool. Read More
Mandarin Candidate courtesy Roofers Union
From an email:
“In line with the second round of the election debates, on July 30 and 31, Roofers Union and Jug & Table will feature three themed cocktails. The Mandarin Candidate, made with Filibuster Bourbon and house mandarin-tarragon soda and Read More
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Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard
From Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s office:
“Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today vowed to fight the Trump administration’s plans to move more than a fifth of the employees of the Bureau of Land Management out of the National Capital Region. The Washington Post reports that roughly 300 employees would be impacted by the proposed move. This decision comes as the administration attempts to illegally move two offices in the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to Kansas City. Norton successfully included provisions in fiscal year 2020 House spending bills to block USDA from moving to Kansas City. Read More
Ed. Note: I was at the Wharf in SW Saturday night and I could hardly walk it was so crowded.
Thanks to all who messaged:
Brutal. From a Gallup news report:
“Americans are much more likely to oppose (64%) than to favor (29%) making Washington, D.C., a separate state. These results are consistent with past polling on the topic by other firms, which also found majorities opposed to the idea.
Although D.C. residents want their city to become the 51st state, their fellow Americans disagree. In fact, Americans have consistently opposed D.C. statehood in polling over the past three decades. The issue has become politicized, given that adding D.C. as a state would practically guarantee increased Democratic representation in Congress. As such, a D.C. statehood proposal is unlikely to pass unless there were a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, a filibuster-proof Democratic majority in the Senate and a Democratic president.”
Read the full report by Jeffrey M. Jones here.
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Photo by PoPville flickr user Nathan Stewart
I am not sure I understand why DC is not hosting the parade for the US Women’s National Soccer team. We have a great team the Washington Spirit, one of its players is on the National team. DC is the Nation’s capitol. Sponsors like Audi would help fund it. Why are we punting in this, and giving this up to NYC?”
On the other hand from Five Thirty Eight:
“A ticker-tape parade through lower Manhattan is pretty much the quintessential homecoming for American heroes. So it’s fitting that the conquering U.S. women’s soccer team — which won the World Cup on Sunday — will get its second parade in four years down New York City’s “Canyon of Heroes” on Wednesday morning. That’s an appropriate honor after one of the most dominating performances we’ve ever seen in all of sports history.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown
From Councilmember Grosso’s office (yesterday):
“The following is a statement from Councilmember David Grosso regarding Councilmember Evans’ latest dishonesty to the Council about the nature of his relationship with lobbyist Bill Jarvis:
“Tomorrow, the Council will consider resolutions to remove Councilmember Jack Evans as chairperson of the Finance and Revenue Committee and hire a law firm to conduct an investigation into his potential violations of the Council’s Code of Conduct. While I appreciate that the Council is finally acting to take Councilmember Evans’ misconduct seriously, it is frustrating that it has taken us this long to act to protect the Council’s reputation and hold our colleague accountable.
“Regardless of the actions we take tomorrow, given new revelations over the weekend of Councilmember Evans’ dishonesty, I believe the public trust in Councilmember Evans is irreparable and it is in the best interest of the Council and the residents of the District of Columbia that Jack Evans resign as the Ward 2 Councilmember. Short of that, I will be offering an amendment that would also remove him from all committees until the conclusion of this investigation. Read More
Thanks to Ramsey for sending around 8am: “It looks like they are making a left on 11th St SE. Probably heading to the new Fragers for some air fresheners?”
And like that… they are gone.