Posts Tagged ‘sequester’

The Snowquester: An Etymological Debate

Jonathan L. Fischer: Lots of people seem to be taking umbrage with the Washington Post's unilateral naming of this week's potential snowstorm. These people are wrong. Although I tend to oppose premature declarations of memes, this time the Post's Capital Weather Gang is on the right track: If there is massive snowfall this week, it [...]

District Line Daily: Sequestration Burger

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A blow to soften today's sequester: Z-Burger in Tenleytown is giving away burgers at its Tenleytown [...]

Day-Drink Believer: Where to Drown Your Sequester Sorrows

Most of the time, day-drinking in Washington is about fun: brunch, tailgating, Saturday. By getting boozy before sundown, you’ve taken a holiday from the responsibilities of the daytime. But with the sequester set to go into effect at the end of the week—barring some miraculous congressional intervention—federal employees will soon have a new, less happy [...]

Express Haiku: The Sequester!

Barack Obama:
Austerity zombie?
Who did this: Tina Brown?
Write your own haiku in the comments!

District Line Daily: Crabby Cabbies

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While Washington cab passengers wonder about the final uniform taxi scheme, the drivers are worried they'll have [...]

If Congress Can’t Avert the Sequester, Here’s What Will Happen to D.C.

The White House has a list of all the D.C. programs that could go without funding if Congress can't avert the sequester, and there are a lot. The D.C. residents who stand to lose most in the sequester include:

Teachers: The sequester would eliminate $533,000 in education funding.
The old: District seniors would lose $191,000 in meal [...]

The Needle: Drop the Bass

The House Music of Representatives: David Brooks' column this week, which employs dance moves as a metaphor for Democratic and Republican maneuverings around the sequester,  is inexplicably titled "The D.C. Dubstep." Untz untz untz, Senator Skrillex. +3
Throwback: Mayor Vince Gray wants D.C. license plates to start referring to Washington as "the District of Columbia" instead [...]

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