We had a pretty severe storm in DC last night. I just came across this scene in my neighborhood.
All posts for the month June, 2012
Posted by Gillies on June 30, 2012
We are now experiencing D.C.’s hottest June temperatures in 142 years of record-keeping.
Posted by Gillies on June 29, 2012
A while back, a guest contributor to this blog wrote this:
I would just like to go on the record as to how much I like Pandora Radio. I’ve put in a couple of artists that I like and it’s been a non-stop musical treat since.
I finally get it about Pandora, three years later. The trick for me was creating a station using Kaki King as a starting point.
Posted by Gillies on June 28, 2012
Posted by Gillies on June 27, 2012
Obama Administration clears way for more Arctic drilling. Seattlepi.com:
“The Arctic is perhaps the most extreme region on the planet with sub-zero temperatures, hurricane force storms and long periods of darkness: Spill response capacity is practically non-existent in these remote, icy waters — the nearest Coast Guard station is more than 1,000 miles away,” said Kristen Miller of the Alaska Wilderness League.
Posted by Gillies on June 26, 2012
Posted by Gillies on June 25, 2012
Posted by Gillies on June 24, 2012
Posted by Gillies on June 23, 2012
From a 930 Club email promoting the U.S. Air Guitar Championships – D.C. Regional:
If you don’t think a guy or girl losing their mind on stage, hurling around an invisible axe while doing a tapping solo, is totally rad, then you simply have no soul.
Posted by Gillies on June 22, 2012
Philadelphia City Paper (bold emphasis mine):
In Washington, the right-wing takeover of the Republican Party has placed mass transit in a tight fiscal headlock. Earlier this year, House conservatives proposed eliminating the 20 percent of federal transportation dollars dedicated to mass transit. They now insist that a new transportation-funding bill include an unrelated amendment to fast-track approval of the environmentally dangerous Keystone Pipeline and, in a symbolically rich gesture, bar the use of those federal dollars for bike lanes. Conservatives have long derided mass transit — like welfare, perceived to be the domain of poor urban black people — as a “socialistic program” imported from Europe. But recently, the hostility has gone off the rails: Tea Party activists around the country have been packing city halls to decry everything from bike lanes to high-speed trains as part of a United Nations conspiracy to create a “one-world order.”
About 32 million more Americans will become obese by 2030, upping obesity rates to 42 percent of the U.S. population, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report also predicts that the proportion of Americans who are severely obese, meaning more than 100 pounds overweight, will reach 11 percent, about double the current rate.
Posted by Gillies on June 21, 2012