Posts Tagged ‘courtland milloy’

The Needle: Fall, Fall, Glorious Fall

Grab your fanciest cardigan.

District Line Daily: Bowser’s $1 Million of Treasures

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Democratic Mayoral Candidate Muriel Bowser has more than a $1 million in her campaign coffers, more than twice [...]

Courtland Milloy Went on a Bike Ride. He Didn’t Learn Much.

Courtland Milloy—twit-tweaking Washington Post metro columnist, knives-out antagonist of local pedalers—went for a bike ride last Friday. And the experience, he writes in a column today, left him with "a tad more sympathy for bikers in general."
How much more sympathy? "...in this bike-friendly city," Milloy writes, "the driver is always wrong."
Too many local riders, Milloy says, "bike like me. They are [...]

District Line Daily: Streetcars’ Slow Roll

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D.C. streetcar operators navigated the new vehicles through obstructions and incoming threats along H Street and Benning Road NE during [...]

The Needle: Delayed Homicide

Guns Kill People: Former White House press secretary James Brady's death this week was due to injuries suffered when would-be Ronald Reagan assassin John Hinckley shot Brady in the head, the Virginia medical examiner's office ruled. Brady's death counts as a 2014 D.C. homicide for statistics. Don't expect this to do much to help bring sanity to public discourse [...]

Gear Prudence: I Think a Columnist Might Attack Me!

Gear Prudence: I’m pretty sure a local columnist wants to shove a broomstick in my spokes. If he does, what do I do? —Not Into Nasty Journalists’ Attacks
Dear NINJA: Don’t panic. I’m sure you’ve just mistaken the helpful, but errant, offer of a broomstick (perhaps to sweep up the hair you’ve ripped out while reading and rereading [...]

District Line Daily: Horrors at D.C. General

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A damning months-long Washington Post investigation reveals that living conditions at the troubled D.C. General homeless shelter [...]

The Needle: Political Dangers

 
 
Bowser Hazards: A man posing as a cable guy stole two cell phones from Muriel Bowser's parents' home. Man picked the wrong home to rob. -3
Moon Dance: There is a full "supermoon" tonight, which means you can expect a 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter full moon than the full moons of 2013. +3

Courtland Milloy Sticks by His Bike Column, Say It’s a “Public Service”

Courtland Milloy owns a bike. It currently has a flat tire, but he still owns it and says it's pretty nice—a multispeed Bianchi that he likes to ride around Hains Point or to Mount Vernon from his home in Fort Washington, Md.
But commuting on it? Milloy says not a chance.
"No, I'm not going to commute on [...]

D.C. Bikers Set Out to Prove They’re Not Terrorists

It may have been the most law-abiding bike ride D.C. has ever seen. Cyclists walked their bikes on sidewalks, stopped completely for red lights, and even offered a wave of appreciation to city officials directing traffic. The bikers were doing everything they could to prove to Washington Post columnist Courtland Millloy that they weren't bike terrorists.
Milloy penned a column [...]

The Needle: Derecho on The Sly

DerWhatNow?:  Although it's not official, there is evidence to suggest that a derecho—you know, a "derecho is “a widespread, long-lived, convectively-generated wind storm"—swept across the D.C. area Tuesday night, according to Capital Weather Gang. -2
Panda Time: Watch Bao Bao and Mei Xiang eat fruitsicle treats. +3

Bike Activists to Protest Anti-Bike Post Columnist, on Bikes

If the point of Post columnist Courtland Milloy's anti-"bike terrorist" diatribe was just trolling, then call it a success.
A D.C. resident started a Facebook group this morning advertising a "a peaceful, safe, law-abiding ride" tomorrow from Dupont Circle to the Post headquarters downtown. Upon arrival, the riders hope to have a conversation with  Milloy and his editors about why his column was [...]

District Line Daily: D.C.’s Biking Twits

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D.C. cyclists are nastier than a motorcycle gang, according to Post columnist Courtland Milloy. Bicycling "terrorists," he somewhat [...]

District Line Daily: Fickle Weather

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Today's weather will be unusually springlike—until it turns into a thunderstorm.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

Kennedy Center wants [...]

Courtland Milloy Not Always Opposed to Racial Attacks

Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy's trolling game has seen better days. Once, he branded a whole set of Washingtonians as myopic little twits, but he spent much of 2012 reheating accusations about The Plan.Where was the old Milloy, who so enraged everyone?
Fortunately, the Pigskins' playoff loss, caused by the team's racist name in his telling, [...]

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