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  • MILLER: Soldier gets his guns(DC)

    05/21/2012 8:32:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 21 May, 2012 | Emily Miller
    The active duty soldier who had his guns confiscated by the District of Columbia two years ago will have his property returned by Memorial Day. It took the help of a high-powered lawyer, two U.S. Senators, a member of Congress and national publicity to force the obstinate District to show some respect for the Constitution. It should never happen again. On Friday, D.C. property clerk Derek Gray determined the city would finally return 1st Lt. Augustine Kim’s “dangerous articles” because the Army national guardsman fulfilled the plea agreement arranged with the U.S. attorney’s office a year earlier. The Metropolitan Police...
  • How to buy a house in D.C.’s sellers’ market

    05/15/2012 6:46:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2012 | Susan Straight
    In January, Hillary and Nicholas Fredrick’s plan to relocate from Tennessee to the District seemed to be materializing. On a whirlwind trip here, they looked at 35 houses, made an offer on the one they liked and signed a contract with the sellers. That deal fell through when the sellers’ financing hit a snag. But when they moved here in March to begin their search anew for a house in the $500,000 to $550,000 price range, they discovered that the market had changed considerably.
  • D.C.’s mayor holds up gun rights

    05/15/2012 3:28:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 15 May, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Washington gun owners’ rights are, once again, getting blown off by city leaders. While the city council voted unanimously on April 17 in favor of a bill to ease restrictions on Second Amendment rights, Mayor Vincent Gray has not signed the bill into law. The mayor’s spokesman Pedro Ribeiro has not responded to my repeated requests for an explanation. The council’s website shows the legislation had not been updated since it passed. But on Friday, the bill suddenly appeared as having been transmitted for mayoral review on Wednesday. Members of the council had expected the mayor to sign the bill...
  • EDITORIAL: D.C. grabs guns from soldier

    05/14/2012 6:31:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 14 May, 2012 | NA
    The District grabbed the guns belonging to 1st Lt. Augustine Kim and won’t give them back. Two years ago, the South Carolina Army national guardsman had been injured on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Now he’s fighting to restore his constitutional rights. Before deploying overseas, the soldier drove his collection - which included an AR-15, a Beretta 9mm and several .45 caliber pistols - to his parents’ house in New Jersey for safe storage. Upon his return to the states and recovery, Lt. Kim wanted to bring his weapons back to his home in Charleston. On the way,...
  • MILLER: D.C. folds in gun rights battle

    05/10/2012 7:47:01 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-7-2012 | Emily Miller
    Give the Council of the District of Columbia some credit. They're actually responding to criticisms about how the city's gun laws are being implemented. The council’s Judiciary Committee chairman, Phil Mendelson, used his oversight powers to force the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to make changes over the past two weeks so that officers would properly explain and enforce the three-year old firearms’ laws. My series has exposed how the MPD’s firearm registry office has been misleading the public about the gun laws, but the police department refused to admit fault or make the necessary modifications. Finally, I approached Mr. Mendelson...
  • D.C. proposes more money for illegal immigrant care

    05/04/2012 12:13:57 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 3,2012 | Tim Craig
    D.C. Council member David A. Catania has found an additional $20 million in the budget to continue offering free health insurance to 19,000 undocumented immigrants, reversing a proposal by Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) that could have restricted them from receiving emergency care. Catania (I-At Large), chairman of the council’s Health Committee, has made full funding of the Alliance Insurance program a chief priority as the council prepares for final budget deliberations.
  • DC City Council Pushes for Higher Taxes on Consumers

    05/04/2012 8:17:58 AM PDT · by 92nina · 8 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-05-03 | Patrick Gleason
    Despite the fact that economists across the political spectrum concede that economic expansion is a more advantageous approach to raising revenue than raising tax rates, some members of the DC City Council are pushing forward with a job-killing tax hike even though Mayor Gray has provided a sensible alternative that would loosen restrictions pertaining to when businesses can stay open and stores can sell alcohol. Instead, Councilman Jim Graham wants to put the screws to the District’s small businesses by hiking the city’s liquor tax. The results of such a hike would be disastrous for employers, consumers, and jobseekers alike....
  • Lindsay Lohan makes up for missed flight and airport tumble as she glams up for White House bash

    04/30/2012 5:22:17 PM PDT · by opentalk · 12 replies
    DailyMail, UK ^ | April 28, 2012 | Ann Pride and Leah Simpson
    Her journey to Washington DC hit a few bumps along the way but Lindsay Lohan managed to hold it together when it comes to being in the President of the United States' company. The troubled starlet finally touched down in the US capital this morning after missing her scheduled flight because she had been partying into the early hours of the morning. But there were no signs of fatigue for the star who turned up on the red carpet of the prestigious White House Correspondents' Dinner looking outstanding in a plunging ebony gown Plenty of make-up helped the red-head conceal...
  • After witnessing a home invasion, Emily Miller had a hard time getting a gun in DC

    04/19/2012 1:07:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 18 April, 2012 | Matt K. Lewis
    Emily Miller never thought of owning a gun — not until she interrupted what she describes as a home invasion. Her wallet was stolen, and Miller watched as fifteen men drove away in two pickup trucks. The hardest part was sleeping that night. “I just remember thinking if I could just have a gun by my bed, I know that…I could defend myself,” she said. “I put a dresser against the bedroom wall.” It turns out, they messed with the wrong lady. From her perch at the Washington Times, Miller launched a series called, “Emily Gets Her Gun” which chronicled...
  • (Marion)Barry: 'We’ve got to do something about these Asians coming in'

    04/05/2012 9:13:55 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4-6-12 | Local
    Ward 8 D.C. Councilman Marion Barry is on the hot seat again. Celebrating his victory in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night, Barry spoke up about the prominence of businesses owned by Asians in the District. “We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops,” Barry said in remarks first reported by WRC-TV. “They ought to go. I’m going to say that right now. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too.” Barry, who won't be opposed in November's general election as he seeks his third consecutive...
  • Romney picks up two wins in Republican race (Maryland and Washington, D.C called for Mitt)

    04/03/2012 6:27:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/03/2012 | Steve Holland
    Mitt Romney won contests in Maryland and Washington, D.C. on Tuesday to tighten his grip on the race for the Republican presidential nomination and looked to land a big blow on rival Rick Santorum with an expected victory in Wisconsin. It was a strong start for the front-runner on a big day in the Republican search for a candidate to send against Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 6 election. Television networks projected that the former Massachusetts Governor Romney was the easy winner over Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul in Maryland. NBC predicted Romney also won in the...
  • Romney piling up delegates in states that Obama will win nonetheless in the 2012 general election.

    04/03/2012 4:20:42 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    4/3/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Before I get to the thread title material, let me say that Bush is not going away anytime soon. Obama brought him up today with Medicare Part D and will continue to bring him up again & again. If Romney praises Med. part D, Obama can say "See, Romney agrees with me that the first Republican president was right about the federal gov't..." as he said today. If Romney attacks Med. Part D as being big gov't, Obama can retort "Why is Romney attacking me for attacking Bush? Romney has also attacked Bush." And the issue of whether or not...
  • Bush Sr. Endorsed Romney. But Where Is George W. Bush? Romney Needs His Endorsement Quickly, Right?

    04/02/2012 4:08:21 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    4/2/2012 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    So many (Ryan, Rubio, GHWB, etc) have come forward recently to endorse Romney to be the standard-bearer for the GOP. But curiously missing is GWB... Secondly, Bill Clinton has said very recently that he will soon hold fund-raisers and even stump? for Obama. So where is 43 at - and very recently at that? Pro-Romney forces have said that it is time to quickly rally around the front-runner (Romney). If so, then what better way than for perhaps Romney, Ryan, Rubio, etc, to get or seek Bush 43 to quickly endorse Romney, stump for him and hold fund-raisers for Romney?...
  • Most Eligible Voters in DC Jails Miss Opportunity

    03/30/2012 11:24:50 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 4 replies
    Afro ^ | 3/28/12 | Valencia Mohammed
    One of the best kept secrets among incarcerated people who are incarcerated is that they have the right to vote if they are pre-trialed or sentenced for a misdemeanor. Once inmates are classified and found eligible to vote, they should be given the opportunity to register. But as advocates for voting rights report these rights are suppressed by the lack of knowledge. With primaries in progress and a Presidential election just months away many voting rights advocates believe if the justice system is not challenged many eligible voters will be left out of the process. “The 700,000 eligible inmates in...
  • EDITORIAL: D.C.’s made-up gun laws

    03/17/2012 1:53:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 16 March, 2012 | NA
    D.C. officials will do just about anything to keep law-abiding citizens from lawfully possessing a gun in the city. The Washington Times’ Emily Miller has found in the “Emily Gets Her Gun” series that the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has been spreading false information about firearms ownership. As a result, residents and nonresidents who have done nothing wrong risk false arrest and gun confiscation. As of Friday, the MPD's Firearms Registration Office had not removed the incorrect information from its website. The registry office supplies a 22-page written guide to prospective gun owners and answers their questions over the phone....
  • WaPo: Go Ahead, Bring a Gun to a Knife Fight

    03/07/2012 7:01:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 7 March, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    You read that right. Courtland Milloy, a Washington Post columnist, is touting the efficacy of allowing concealed carry in the District. This after a man who was walking his dog was attacked and killed by a knife-wielding neighbor. We know that the ‘we’re winning’ articles and posts can get pretty repetitive and tired but you know what? We’re winning . . . Milloy does a nice job of tying in the recent Maryland court ruling, too: Whether or not this story proves to be as insane as it sounds, the incident as reported does provide a textbook case for legalizing...
  • MILLER: Buying ammunition in D.C.

    03/07/2012 12:50:23 PM PST · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2012 | Emily Miller
    In Washington, D.C., it is illegal to posses ammunition if you don’t have a gun registered. It is also unlawful to have ammo that is not in the same caliber or gauge as your legal gun. The penalty for holding a round of the wrong caliber is up to a year in jail -- as stiff as the punishment for illegal gun possession. So I was very careful not to buy ammunition before I had my legally registered gun at home. Although I wondered about the purpose of the law. What’s the worst I could do with ammo, but no...
  • News Outlets Failed to Reveal Lesbian Denied Communion at Mother’s Funeral is a Buddhist and ...

    03/07/2012 11:54:19 AM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 30 replies ^ | 7 March 2012 | Thomas Peters
    News Outlets Failed to Reveal Lesbian Denied Communion at Mother’s Funeral … is a Buddhist and Gay Rights Activist I didn’t get involved in the story of a lesbian woman denied communion at her mother’s funeral which the Washington Post plastered across its front page (“Seeking Communion, Finding Rejection“, in the lower right-hand corner) at first but the more I thought about the scenario the more it irked me. According to Barbara Johnson’s version of events, and the version of events unquestioningly passed on by the mainstream media, she was denied Communion at her own mother’s funeral by a priest...
  • SlutWalk Marched Through D.C. (The Georgetowner, Aug 15,2011)

    03/04/2012 12:21:16 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    The Georgetowner ^ | 8-15-11 | Shannon McGovern
    SlutWalk marched through D.C. on Saturday as one of many recent marches organized by women to raise awareness and reduce the blame put by society on victims of sexual abuse. Women and men gathered at Lafayette Square and processed down 15th Street to the Washington Monument. Some marchers woreonly in a bra, several painted “Slut” across their chests, others carried signs declaring “My Dress is Not a Yes” and “Even Sluts Have a Right to Say ‘No’.”
  • MILLER: Victory for gun rights in D.C.

    03/01/2012 3:27:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 29 February, 2012 | Emily Miller
    The District has moved one step closer to showing due respect to the Second Amendment. Potential gun owners will now save hours of their time and hundreds of dollars as a council committee voted to eliminate hurdles meant to discourage the law-abiding from keeping arms in the nation’s capital. The newly-drafted legislation eliminates the five-hour training requirement for gun ownership. As documented in The Washington Times’ “Emily Gets Her Gun” series, this turned out to be the most time-consuming and expensive barrier. The classes, which cost an average of $200, could not even be legally taken within city limits, calling...
  • The Unintended Consequences Of Putting Up Roadblocks To Emily Getting Her Gun (DC)

    02/24/2012 5:34:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 23 February, 2012 | John Richardson
    I doubt the District of Columbia City Council knew what was in store for them when Emily Miller started her path towards gun ownership. She just wanted a handgun for protection and they made it incredibly hard. Little did they realize that the roadblocks that they had erected to prevent gun ownership in the District would create such an attractive and effective spokesperson for gun rights. If getting a handgun in the District had been as easy as it was in Virgina, Emily may have written one story and that would be that. The unintended consequence of their recalcitrance has...
  • Man planning to bomb US Capitol arrested in sting operation

    02/17/2012 3:41:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    msnbc, nbc ^ | 2/17/12 | staff
    Washington - The FBI and Capitol police arrested a man Friday who thought he was going to carry out a bombing attack on the U.S. Capitol but was in fact dealing with FBI undercover operatives for the past few months, federal officials told NBC News. The man, Amine el Khalifi, 29, who is from Morocco, was arrested about noon ET Friday near the Capitol after he received what he thought was a firearm and a vest containing explosives from people he thought were supporters of al-Qaida, sources told NBC News. In fact, the vest had inert material that wasn't hazardous,
  • MILLER: Emily got her gun!(DC)

    02/09/2012 6:25:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Emily Miller
    I finally got my gun in Washington, D.C. I brought it home today from the District’s firearms’ registry office. After months of aggravation, hundreds of dollars in fees, countless hours jumping over hurdles, I am now a gun owner and finally exercising my second amendment right to keep arms (bearing arms is still illegal in the nation’s capital). When I first started the “Emily Gets Her Gun” series, I thought I would be waiting in long lines and filling out lots of paperwork. I never could have imagined that the D.C. gun laws made it so unearthly difficult to get...
  • Man Calls Suicide Hotline; Arrested, Cops Trash House Looking for Gun (DC)

    02/07/2012 5:29:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 57 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 6 February, 2012 | Courthouse News
    A depressed Army reservist who made a phone call for help says dozens of police responded by surrounding his home and arresting him, vandalizing and searching his place without a warrant, seizing his dog and killing his tropical fish. Matthew Corrigan, who lives alone with his dog, sued the District of Columbia in D.C. Federal Court. Confronted with a massive police presence after his plea for help, Corrigan says, he denied officers permission to enter his house, but they entered and trashed it anyway, saying, "I don't have time to play this constitutional bulls**t!" Corrigan says the debacle started on...
  • D.C. workers face firing for unemployment fraud (Some received $20,000 or more)

    02/07/2012 1:45:23 AM PST · by Islander7 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    WaPo ^ | Feb 6, 2012 | By Mike DeBonis
    Nearly 90 city employees were suspended Monday and face potential firing and prosecution for receiving unemployment benefits while holding their city jobs, District officials said. In addition, about 40 former city workers cashed unemployment checks they were not entitled to and also face sanctions. In all, the city estimates it has paid out as much as $800,000 in unemployment benefits to working city employees since 2009.
  • MILLER: My gun registration is approved(DC)

    02/03/2012 3:41:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3 February, 2012 | Emily Miller
    I gave the police department my application to register my gun in Washington, D.C. one week ago. So I called today to find out whether the application had been approved. It has. This means that I can soon take possession of a gun that, though I technically own it, has been sitting in a locked safe in the offices of the city’s only gun dealer. Yet things are still not as simple as they seem. I must delve further into D.C. convoluted and undocumented laws and rules before I can actually bring my gun home. To get to this point,...
  • Tent of Dreams Attempt to Tear Down by Anti-Occupy at McPherson Square January 31

    02/02/2012 3:19:27 PM PST · by HollyB · 30 replies ^ | January 31, 2012 | OccupySD99
    At Noon on January 31, 2012 a non supporter named Paul Ferro attempts to tear down the Tent of Dreams erected around the General McPherson statue. In this video Paul explains the reasons he hates Occupy and why he tried to tare it down.
  • Inside a Gun Hearing in Washington, D.C. (barf alert)

    02/02/2012 8:03:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 1 February, 2012 | Ladd Everitt, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
    Yesterday, I attended a public hearing of the D.C. Council’s Committee on the Judiciary regarding a new piece of gun-related legislation, Bill 19-614, the “Firearms Amendment Act of 2011.” The hearing provided a perfect snapshot of the way gun politics operate in the District, with the usual cast of characters in lead roles on the pro-gun side. Everyone is familiar with the District of Columbia’s tough gun laws, but the “Firearms Amendment Act” would actually address many of the criticisms of pro-gun activists and eliminate some existing regulations. Specifically, Bill 19-614 would: -- Allow D.C. residents to take their guns...
  • MILLER: Running D.C.’s gun-owner gauntlet

    02/01/2012 1:06:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Owning a gun in the District of Columbia can be dangerous, because the city’s hastily drafted rules are putting the innocent in jeopardy. A gun owner who has cleared the District’s 17 registration hurdles still isn’t home free. To continue exercising the Second Amendment right to keep arms, individuals have to renew registration certificates every three years and show up at the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) every six years to be fingerprinted. The citizen is responsible for the fees in each case. The city council hastily drafted these requirements after the Supreme Court smacked down D.C.’s handgun ban in the...
  • MILLER: My testimony at D.C. city council (VIDEO)(DC gun)

    02/01/2012 7:49:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Emily Miller
    I testified on Monday before the District of Columbia Council’s Judiciary Committee about my experiences and reporting on the gun registration process in the city. Below you can watch the video of my oral testimony, followed by the extensive grilling I got from the committee’s chairman, Phil Mendelson, Democrat at-Large. If you want to watch the whole six-hour hearing, click here. The text of my statement is below the video. Mr. Chairman and committee members, thank you for giving me this opportunity to share my experiences with you. My name is Emily Miller. I’m a District resident, and I want...
  • MILLER: Applying to register a gun in D.C.

    01/28/2012 7:53:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 27 January, 2012 | Emily Miller
    While my new gun was being transferred to the District from Virginia, I returned to D.C.’s Gun Registry Office to turn in my registration application. As you will see in what follows, this should have been simple step, but it took all day. Like everything else in my effort to get a legal handgun in this city has been far more complicated and time-consuming that it needed to be. DOORMy gun dealer in Virginia provided the UPS tracking number of my package so I knew that it was going to be delivered to our one gun dealer, Charles Sykes, sometime...
  • What If Emily Wasn't Smart, Articulate, And Connected (DC)

    01/27/2012 10:19:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 26 January, 2012 | John Richardson
    In the interview below with Natasha Barrett of Newschannel 8, Emily Miller explains the events that convinced her to want to buy a gun and then her efforts to actually purchase a gun since she is a D.C. resident. If you have been following her series in the Washington Times, you know it has been a long and arduous process. It has also been expensive. In addition to the price of her new Sig 229, Emily has had to spend $435 in fees and other expenses to meet the District of Columbia's gun regulations. She is now having to wait...
  • MILLER: I bought a gun, but...(DC)

    01/24/2012 10:32:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies · 1+ views ^ | 23 January, 2012 | Emily Miller
    After days of calls, emails, tweets, comments and posts, I finally bought the exact gun I wanted, the two-tone version of the Sig Sauer P229 9mm. I’m so excited to shoot my new purchase, but in the nation’s capital, it's not that simple. Buying a gun doesn’t mean you get to have the gun. Washington, D.C. has a list of firearms that are eligible to be registered. The make, model and even the color (two-tone) of the gun I wanted was on the list, but I had a bear of a time finding one with a D.C.-legal 10-round magazine. The...
  • MILLER: I bought a gun, but...

    01/24/2012 6:49:00 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 24, 2012 | Emily Miller
    After days of calls, emails, tweets, comments and posts, I finally bought the exact gun I wanted, the two-tone version of the Sig Sauer P229 9mm. I’m so excited to shoot my new purchase, but in the nation’s capital, it's not that simple. Buying a gun doesn’t mean you get to have the gun. Washington, D.C. has a list of firearms that are eligible to be registered. The make, model and even the color (two-tone) of the gun I wanted was on the list, but I had a bear of a time finding one with a D.C.-legal 10-round magazine. The...
  • D.C. Gun Training For D.C. Gun Owners!

    01/21/2012 7:54:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 20 January, 2012 | Shani Hilton
    The Washington Times editorial board praises, sorta, the D.C. government for updating an out-of-date list of gun training instructors, and councilmember Phil Mendelson for introducing legislation that would allow D.C. residents to get that training in District limits. In July, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals smacked down the city of Chicago over instructional requirements similar to the District’s. The Second Amendment Foundation and Illinois State Rifle Association sued the Windy City for requiring training at shooting ranges that were banned by city ordinance. As The Washington Times has exposed, Washington has created the same impossible situation, requiring residents...
  • EDITORIAL: D.C. cleans up its gun ban

    01/19/2012 7:14:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 18 January, 2012 | Staff
    The nation’s capital is home to some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country. Washington city leaders intentionally crafted convoluted regulations to make it difficult for citizens to own firearms legally. Now that these obstructionist rules are in the spotlight, the D.C. Council realizes it needs to clean up its act. The Washington Times’ Emily Miller has been closely documenting each step required in the process of exercising her Second Amendment right to keep arms. One of these is the mandatory gun “safety” course consisting of four hours of classroom instruction and one hour on the shooting range....
  • Occupy DC won’t be driven from their filthy, rat-infested encampments, you fascists

    01/17/2012 4:27:59 AM PST · by safetysign · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/16/2012 | Jim Treacher
    It’ll take more than exasperated politicians and appeals to institute rudimentary sanitary practices to stop the violent, dimwitted dirtballs of Occupy DC from ruining public spaces for everybody else. And they even put out a press release about it. Isn’t that cute? They can’t clean up after themselves, but they can put out a press release justifying it… Occupy DC Is Not Leaving McPherson Square, Will Not Cave to Mayor Gray’s Political Posturing Mayor Gray’s call for the National Park Service to unconstitutionally evict Occupy DC is more dangerous than the problems it would purportedly solve. As Bill Line with...
  • DC Law Forces Exterminators to Relocate Rats

    01/16/2012 8:29:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies · 1+ views
    <p>Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he is worried that a new District of Columbia law that governs how pest control operators must handle rats may result in entire rodent “families” being relocated across the Potomac River into Virginia by D.C. pest control personnel.</p>
  • Seizing the Wealth of Landlords, One District at a Time

    01/16/2012 6:06:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2012 | Roger D. Luchs
    The real property of the landlord class is being liquidated, slowly but steadily, in one odd corner of America, with the nation as a whole blissfully unaware of the slow-motion seizure underway. In Washington, D.C., before the very eyes of the world's media, the rental property of landlords is being handed over to their tenants, step by careful step. After Congress granted the District home rule in 1973, its elected officials found thumbing their nose at the city's former overseers more rewarding than trying to run a competent and honest government. Since then, several city agencies and programs have been...
  • MILLER: Getting a gun in Virginia(DC)

    01/14/2012 6:02:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 49 replies ^ | 11 January, 2012 | Emily Miller
    I walked into my editor’s office on Monday, a few minutes before our weekly staff meeting at 11 a.m. He was working on his computer. “Whatcha doin’?” I asked. “Buying a gun.” He’s a man of few words, so I couldn’t tell if he was joking or not. “Seriously?” “Yes. I’m doing it before the meeting. Look at this,” he said, pointing at his screen. I peered over his shoulder at the website called Gallery of Guns. “You just put the gun you want in this box and it pulls up all the options.” He selected a Kahr PM9. “Why...
  • VA AG Fears DC Law May Relocate Rehabilitated Rat Families To Virginia

    01/13/2012 7:23:11 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | 1-13-12 | Christopher Goins -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he is worried that a new District of Columbia law that governs how pest control operators must handle rats may result in entire rodent “families” being relocated across the Potomac River into Virginia by D.C. pest control personnel. Lately, there have been reports of growing rat infestations around the Occupy DC protests at Freedom Plaza and McPherson Square. Cuccinelli said D.C.'s new rat law--the Wildlife Protection Act of 2010 (Wildlife Protection Act of 2010.pdf) --is “crazier than fiction” because it requires that rats and other vermin not be killed but captured, preferably...
  • Time to Shut Down Occupy DC: Infant Found Alone in Tent

    01/11/2012 2:55:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 1/11/12 | John
    Big Government highlights this Washington Post report today: An infant’s cries rang through the Occupy DC encampment in McPherson Square Wednesday morning, and when a group went to investigate they found only a baby girl alone in a tent, wearing a onesie and mittens… D.C. Fire/EMS workers checked on the girl around 10:30 a.m. She was fine, according to Sgt. David Schlosser, a U.S. Park Police spokesman, and is now with the District’s child protective services department. About 30 minutes later, Schlosser said, a man returned to the encampment and identified himself as the baby’s father. Police arrested the man,...
  • How Liberalism May Be Hurting Comic Book Sales

    01/10/2012 8:37:45 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | January 5, 2012 | Darin Wagner
    How Liberalism May Be Hurting Comic Book Sales by Darin Wagner If you are a conservative like me, you’ve been reading fewer and fewer comic books over the last 12 years. For those of you who know what I’m talking about, the weekly visit to the comic book shop has become either an exercise in irritation or a monotonous drill. You pick up a superhero comic book featuring a childhood favorite of yours, hoping to reignite some of that magic you felt way back when and you see that the opening sequence in the comic deals with an oil rig...
  • MILLER: Emily gets her gun, Part 2(DC)

    01/09/2012 5:48:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies · 1+ views ^ | 6 January, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Over the past couple months, I’ve been trying to get a legal gun in the District. I always knew this would be a challenge, but I had no idea how time-consuming it would be to complete all 17 steps the city requires. I’m not even halfway done. My quest started in October at the D.C. Gun Registry at the police department. I met with Officer Brown, who put piles of paper on the desk between us. “Here’s everything you need to know,” she said, pointing to a stack about a quarter-inch thick. I asked where I could buy the gun....
  • You Won't Believe How Corrupt, Lazy And Stinking Rich Our Congress Critters Have Become

    12/28/2011 2:38:08 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 1+ views
    TMO ^ | 12-28-2011
    You Won't Believe How Corrupt, Lazy And Stinking Rich Our Congress Critters Have BecomeDecember 28, 2011 If our founding fathers could see the cesspool that the U.S. Congress has become today, they would roll over in their graves. Most Americans don't realize this, but we already have a "part-time Congress". Members of Congress only "work" a little over a third of the days on the calendar. The rest of the time they have off. It is no wonder why so many members of Congress are involved in so much corruption - they have so much free time on their hands...
  • Inside the Ring - Occupy DC a health hazard, rat numbers growing, Hamas flag flies

    12/23/2011 7:22:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/21/11 | Bill Gertz
    Inside the RingBy Bill Gertz - The Washington Times Wednesday, December 21, 2011 **SNIP** INSIDE OCCUPY D.C. People monitoring the Occupy D.C. movement tell Inside the Ring that the two encampments are fast becoming health hazards. Numerous protesters also recently were sickened with unusual respiratory illnesses. The major emerging problem for the leftists camped out in tents at McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza is rats. The rodents appear to be moving into the area by the hundreds, and their numbers are increasing daily. The McPherson camp appears be where more radical leftists are based. An observer familiar with the McPherson...
  • DC’s population and image soar

    12/22/2011 10:40:21 AM PST · by Poundstone · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec. 21, 1011 | Carol Morello and Timothy Wilson
    The District has gained more than 16,000 residents since last spring, growing at a pace that outstripped anything seen in the boom years preceding it. Census figures released Wednesday estimated the city’s population was 618,000 in July, up 2.7 percent from the census figure in April last year. The current growth spurt is so rapid that the District is on track to draw more newcomers in two years than it did in the entire decade before. The District’s expansion is all the more remarkable when compared to the rest of the country, which is experiencing its slowest growth since the...
  • Wheel Falls Off DC Metrorail Train!

    12/20/2011 10:30:32 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Unsuck DC Metro ^ | December 20, 2011 | Unsuck DC Metro
    For anyone in the DC area who relies on metrorail, a wheel fell off one of the trains on the Orange Line this morning and the entire system is snarled, with people still stuck on the train. Those who made it off are reporting that Metro still made them pay exit fare and somehow find their own alternative transportation.
  • Year-long D.C. undercover sting netted arrests, guns, drugs

    12/19/2011 9:50:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/19/11 | Clarence Williams
    D.C. Police Sgt. Dale Sutherland’s high-tech headquarters in a stylish Northeast rowhouse welcomed some of the city’s most notorious gun-runners and drug dealers. Sutherland made deals for revolvers, shotguns, ammunition, crack cocaine and heroin from black leather couches. His suppliers kept coming back, authorities say. Then, in June, one offered Sutherland hand grenades and a rocket launcher, and he had to act quickly. What the dealers didn’t know at the time: The house, dressed up as a recording studio, was wired by the FBI, and Sutherland — and all his buyers — were undercover officers. When an officer listening in...
  • Emily Gets Her Gun MILLER: Taking the D.C. gun safety class

    11/15/2011 8:07:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 14 November, 2011 | Emily Miller
    It took weeks of research and dozens of phone calls to finally find a suitable place to take the required gun safety class to register a handgun in the nation's capital. Thanks to a referral from Atlantic guns, I found Donna Worthy -- even though she's not on the list of certified instructors given out by Metropolitan Police Department. Mrs. Worthy is a retired Baltimore police firearms training instructor. She is now the owner of Worth-A-Shot , which is located in Millersville, Maryland, about a 45 minute drive from Northwest D.C., without traffic. When I pulled up to her office,...