Archive for June, 2010

SAVE the TREE, in HISTORIC AREA OF UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

*Empower DC supports the efforts of ANC6c01 to prevent the removal of this potentially very historically significant tree, without prior consultation with the community.  Please come out Tuesday, June 29th at Noon sharp to show your support – 425 Eye St, NE.
Please direct all questions to Commissioner Silver
FOR MORE INFO CONTACT KEITH SILVER, silverk1]@[ymail.com
MEDIA ADVISORY
“ANC COMMISSIONER KEITH SILVER, 6c01, MOUNTS CAMPAIGN TO SAVE 1OO YEAR OLD TREE and “URGES CONCERN CITIZENS TO JOIN AND CHAIN THEMSELVES TO THE TREE, IF NECESSARY”
JUNE 24th WASHINGTON DC, —- Today 6c01 ANC Commissioner Keith Silver announced plans to “chain himself to the Historic Tree .. in an attempt.to “Stop the Bull Dozers and Chain Saws” to “allow and give the DC Government and Impacted Communities proper and ample time to analyze and study the issues”
Silver stated, “I am asking All Concerned Citizens and Historic Preservationists, to move as quickly as possible during this 15 day window” to allow this city ample time to properly weigh the ramifications of surgically removing this treasured piece of history”
Silver stated, “…believe it or not, I do not look forward to standing before a Bull Dozer or Chain Saw, however, at this point, in this 15 day window (…and counting) this community and city… has no options, to allow us to HOPEFULLY, to get a reprieve… to further allow the community and this city to weigh in “yea or nay”..
Commissioner Silver continued ….” Moreover…the additional Issue is “… the Home Rule Charter is being trampled and stomped upon!!” this City, the impacted communities and Residents, most certainly… have a voice on this Historic Issue”
Silver moreover cited the lack of the ‘spirit of Corporate Responsibility by the Paramount Group and Urban Forestry” to “even consider chopping done this tree” without public discussion, debate, and dialog, is at the very least is incomprehensible.
Commissioner Silver cited a partial listing of the reasons he will “chain himself to the Historic Tree” at least …UNTIL COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS…(partial listing) are:
(a) the Tree is the “Oldest Tree” and “Tallest” in that block and quite frankly for all practical purposes, may be the oldest in this Single Member District 6C01
(a) (i) tree is older than 100 years old
(b) Less than 500 yards, is 2nd Baptist Church, Noted Designated and Identifying Landmark as Official Site of the Underground Railroad, additionally noted for Fredrick Douglass visits in the Civil War Era, and Adam Clayton Powell Visits in the Modern Day Civil Rights era of the 1950’s.which still serves this day as a Beacon of Light of Hope in this same community, along with Mt. Camel, Bibleway, and Mt Airy Churches all located within a 1/4 mile radius.
(b) (i) This same geographical area, in the Civil War Era, is historically noted and documented as the location as the location where many runaway slaves housed by Abolitionists, lived, worshiped, worked and tarried in this Single Member District as they walked in the daylight hours 1/4 mile to help build the US Capitol and other Landmarks in this City.
(c) Less than 1/4 mile away at 11th and K St. N.W. is Ashbury Methodist Church, established in 1848 and is properly Landmarked as the longest standing African American Church and house of Worship,…in one Location.
(d) Less, than a Mile away, At the 15th St Presbyterian Church at 15th and New York Ave. the still have the original “hitch post” Abraham Lincoln tied his horse to …when we went to Church Services
Commissioner Silver, stated his disgust, that
“PARAMOUNT GROUP and URBAN FORESTRY ADMINISTRATION,… HAS THE CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY TO HOLD UP ON …THE REMOVAL OF THIS TREE …. THE INJUSTICE TO REMOVE SUCH A RICH, VITAL PART OF THE HISTORY OF THIS SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT, 6c01, AND OF THIS CITY, AND QUITE FRANKLY OF THIS NATION, “… WITHOUT COMMUNITY HEARINGS OR DIALOG” TO ALLOW CONCERNED CITIZENS THE OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN EITHER WAY, WILL NEGATIVELY PORTRAY … EACH OF THEIR ROLES, IN THE HISTORY OF THIS SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT 6C01, …THIS GREAT CITY, AND MOREOVER …THIS NATION!!
Commissioner Silver urges all concern citizens in favor of “Saving this Historic Tree” or those in favor of “Cutting it Down” located at 425 Eye Street N.E. to contact him at silverk1[@]ymail.com within the next Ten (10) Days to determine what should be done in this 15-day window.
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Blogger in distress

In addition to everything else, Libby is the victim of age discrimination.

Answering KevinK’s question

KevinK

I know this question will make heads explode on both the right and the left, but can you ever remember a time in your life when the Congress worked harder than they have since the beginning of 2009 (when they weren’t, you know, intently examining the Clenis)? Pretty good for the underrated Pelosi/Reid combo and the inexperienced, lazy-ass Kenyan.

Yes, the 88th Congress

Between Obama, Reid, and Pelosi, she is the best of a bad lot; but that is not saying much. However, should she be replaced by Steny Hoyer (D-MBNA) it would mean the end of the Democratic party, women really would walk out if the first female speaker was replaced for a crony capitalist.

However, should the Republicans retake Congress, Obama, Reid, and Pelosi would have no one but themselves to blame.

More hate from Virginia

Prince William News Messenger

Corey Stewart, not content to let the spotlight shine only on leaders in another state, is now pushing a law in Virginia similar to illegal immigration legislation in Arizona.

Virginia’s version would, among other things, “Make it a violation of Virginia law to fail to complete alien registration documents,” according to Stewart’s website: http://www.coreystewart.com/ruleoflaw. Police officers would be required to check “in any lawful contact, the legal presence of an individual, when practicable.” Go to Stewart’s website to see all aspects of the proposed law.

What Stewart wants is a world where everyone who speaks with a foreign accent, especially a Spanish accent, has to always carry their birth certificate and always walk in fear. That is his goal plain and simple.

The anti-immigrant hate campaign has already exasperated the real estate crash in Prince William. Why would a foreign born person buy property in Prince William when neighboring Fairfax County has an explicitly welcoming policy towards immigrants? And why would anyone with foreign born friends want to live in a place where you would be afraid that if you invited your foreign born friends over for dinner, that they might be subjected to harassment? Of course those sort of people vote Democratic, so why would Stewart want them in the county? His actions may have horrible consequences for residents of Prince William county, but since when did Republicans care about human suffering?

What planet does Kojo live on?

Jason Cherkis makes some excellent points on Fenty’s misplaced priorities.

For me Fenty’s record of giving away public property to his cronies is enough to oppose him, but his union busting policies are another good reason to oppose him.

Does Kojo ever go east of Rock Creek Park?

Fenty stole from workers

Fenty administration raided workers’ insurance fund

The Fenty administration took $10 million from a workers’ insurance fund that is now the center of multiple investigations, sources told The Washington Examiner .

Fenty and his attorney general, Peter Nickles, have now acknowledged that hundreds of disabled workers were charged for life insurance but weren’t actually given the policies. The administration announced that it was handing the matter over to the city’s inspector general last week.

Gray and Fenty need to protect DC’s artists

Upset the Set Up

DC has no law protecting artists involved in transactions for works of art. In the absence of a statute, works of art owned by artists but in the possession of galleries (e.g., loaned for exhibition or otherwise in a gallery’s inventory) can be seized by creditors of the gallery.


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