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Just when we’re really, really close on that whole taxation-with-representation thing, some yahoo goes and suggests D.C. should really just be more Maryland. Thanks for the stall, Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, but it was a total bust. Here in the nation’s capital, we still sort-of like immigrants and we prefer to remain the tax-scandalized, dysfunctional, and Marion-Barry-loving voters that Marylanders have come to distrust. So give us the fucking voting member already.
Also news: The White House Puppy has been chosen! The girls are getting a Portuguese water dog. It’s not the goldendoodle some of us were pulling for, but still terribly sweet:
In other less-adorable news around the D.C. blogoworld:
* Apple is not yet welcome in Georgetown, but North Face totally is. You know, because G-town does scream “hikers!” so much louder than “computer geeks!”
* And speaking of swanky designs, check out the proposed DC EMS Engine Co. 13 at 4th and E Streets in the little quadrant that could.
* But isn’t old just better sometimes? And Now Anacostia makes a good case in its paean to the Warehouse Supermarket at Good Hope Road and 14th.
* And speaking of abundance, Greater Greater Washington wants an all-you-can-eat approach to transit modeled after Denver’s. Bellying up to the Metro trough does have its advantages… but Denver does have more bums. See the connection? Yeah, me neither.