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  • Fenty: I’ve Got No Regrets
  • Good afternoon sweet readers! LL is sick today and spent much of the morning running barefoot around his neighborhood trying to find a missing dog. The dog is fine, LL is still sick. Abbreviated news time:

    That Must Be Some Fancy Twiddling: Kudos to The Washington Times’ Luke Rosiak, who shines a much needed bright light on the epic dysfunction going on at ANC 5B. The whole thing merits a read, but LL’s favorite part is: “And it maintained office space inside a Salvation Army facility, where without any discussion or contract drawn up by the commission, Mr. [William] Shelton began paying a friend, Patsy Staten, $25 an hour to answer phones about 25 hours a week. Ms. Staten signed her own timesheets. In repeated calls to the ANC office during those hours, no one ever picked up the phone. Asked what she did at the office on a typical day, Ms. Staten said: ‘Twiddle my thumbs.'” Yes! Awesome quote! That’s your tax dollars at work, people.

    In Other News: Former At-large council candidate Adam Clampitt takes mayoral ass kissing to new heights. Mayor Vince Gray magically finds the moula to keep MLK Library open on Sundays. There will be blood, and school closings. Meet a guy who will lose to Marion Barry. Taxi fare cap lifted. Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans says he has no intention of getting all up in CFO Nat Gandhi‘s business over latest employee-theft brouhaha.