Thursday, July 17, 2008

Not OK

Finally we can have our guns in the District, but we can't roam around as a free man/woman. New "Neighborhood Safety Zones" (NSZ's) will be set up and literally have police checkpoints.That's right, if you want to roll down certain streets in the District you have to pass by our fascist police and tell them why you are there. So if you don't live there, work there, or have a "legitimate" reason to be there they will kick you out or arrest you. Just depends.
Define "legitimate"? I mean really:
I am going to check on my baby's mama, let me in the 'hood. Ok.
I am going to make a baby, let me in the 'hood. Ok
I am going to steal my baby, let me in the 'hood. No.
Right, sure, like anyone is going to be just tell the police what mayhem they are planning on doing once they are inside the fascist territory.
Another exciting part of this new plan is pedestrians will not be subject to the public safety checks:
You would like to go in there and shoot someone? Ok, but you gonna walk in there like a man!
Are we being kept out or are they being kept in?:
I think we all know the answer to this... I can think of a place in time where this happened... everyone wore badges on their arms identifying themselves. The General Government of the Nazi administration set up a similar plan back in Warsaw during WWII. Fail.
I know what you are thinking- the 14th Amendment, right? Apparently they took the "We the people of the United STATES" too literally again. We know, you are a district. We also know you are crazy.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Fourth O' July

This may very well be my last Independence Day in DC... combine that with the fact that we have an overwhelming love of our Nation, and what is produced is the best Fourth ever.

Here is a rough time line of events from my fourth (yes, I started on Thursday, after all that is the day they sat down and signed the declaration) with a few notations.


Bonfire- well, it was supposed to be a bonfire, till we realized that we didn't come prepared to put out said fire... so we didn't want it to get too big. That and it was like 90 degrees out. So we kept the actual fire on the smaller side. It was fantastic though. Complete with a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence. Of all the things happening on the 3rd of July, I am confidant that the spirits of John Hancock, Ben Franklin, & Co decided to come to our bonfire.


Fun Run- How can a run be fun? Make it short and theme it! Matt Waldrip wasn't going to stand for a pancake breakfast with out a fun run... so we made it happen. Everyone wore patriotic garb and set out to run the exhausting two blocks... Kristi and I hosted two water stations. Proper hydration is an important liberty we all share.

Pancake Breakfast- It takes a lot for me to be impressed by an event that I don't plan. I was impressed.

The Pool- Nothing is more American then stretching your entrepreneurial skills and getting a good 10 people in a pool with one pass for two.

BBQ- Yum. Well, Kyle put too much pepper in the pork, but other then that it was great ;)

Boat on the Potomac- They said it couldn't be done... but we had our own little miracle and secured a boat that took us from Old Town Alexandria, up to Georgetown, DC along the Potomac River... We then stopped and enjoyed the fireworks on the water. No better view of the fireworks in DC- framed by the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.

To start a bonfire- you need only one thing: a card carrying Eagle Scout! Thank you Joe Johnston.

But to really get the bonfire going, it needs to be hot! Thank you Katie Magleby & friend.

Good times had by all!

Fourth Fun Run:

Pancake Breakfast:

On The Potomac:

I had one of the best independence days to date...