Posts Tagged ‘George W. Bush’

Some DCPS Students Were Assigned to Compare George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler

After a picture of the assignment spread on Twitter, DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson said the teacher would apologize.

Photo: Postcards From Home: Film and Paper Archive

Barber Shop, 2001

Fenty Embraces “Signing Statement” Tactic

LL and other local observers have gotten plenty of mileage out of comparing Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's executive-power-aggregating habits to those of President George W. Bush.
Let the comparisons continue!
Early in October, the D.C. Council passed the fiscal 2010 city budget, after months of wrangling over how best to deal with a late-breaking drop in city [...]

Black Doll with Panda: Okay. Black Doll with Monkey: Not So Much.

The black baby doll wearing a "Lil' monkey" hat – and cuddling with a stuffed monkey – is no more.
The Associated Press reports that Costco has pulled the African-American version of the "Cuddle with Me, Doll with Plush Monkey" after receiving complaints about its possible racist connotations. The white and Hispanic Lil' monkeys are still [...]

Update: Charity Says All-Star Honoree’s Bogus Bullets Boast Has Been ‘Addressed’

Rob Dixon has at least one thing in common with Gandhi: Gandhi never played for the Bullets, either.
There's one difference between 'em, also: Gandhi never claimed he did.
Now, according to Dixon's charity, he'll stop making such claims.
Dixon was one of the good people featured during pre-game ceremonies at the All Star game. He runs Project [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Alberto Gonzales Banished to American Siberia?

The Washington Kastles lost to the Philadelphia Freedoms, the team named after an Elton John song or vice versa, in their home opener last night. The big stories were the sellout crowd that filled Empty Parking Lot Arena, or whatever the temp downtown stadium is called, and the appearance of tireless Venus Williams, who gave [...]

How Soon Is Too Soon?

The Washington Post just posted an article announcing that an elementary school in Upper Marlboro, MD might be named after Barack Obama, if the proposal is accepted at a vote tomorrow night.  The article goes on to mention that schools named after sitting presidents are not uncommon in this country, citing the examples of George [...]

Bushies Still Burning Over Burning Bush

The Washington Times has a great story about DEA leftovers from the Bush administration still going after medical marijuana despite the new president's stated desire that the federal government stay out of the way in these matters.
Pot is legal for sick folks according to state law in California. But DEA agents have been on a [...]

He’s a Lady…Whoa, Whoa Whoa…He’s a Lady

George W. Bush made his last trip as Commander in Chief over the weekend. He went to Norfolk, Va., to christen the U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier.
Here's the Cliff's Notes version of the President's speech:
The aircraft carrier which we commission today may be the Navy's newest ship — but she has already had an interesting [...]

Local Blogger Posts Thanks to Shoe-Thrower

Outside of the Busboys and Poets coffeeshop at 14th and V Streets NW, there's a large plexiglas box filled with shoes. It's called "The Empty Shoes of War," and each pair of shoes symbolizes an Iraqi civilian killed in the war. As a volunteer for Code Pink, local blogger and activist Nikolas Schiller had helped [...]