Posts Tagged ‘The Needle’

The Needle: D.C. Falls Victim to Liberalism

Damn Liberals: An Oklahoma woman called in to C-SPAN's Washington Journal Friday when Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton was a guest, and said the world is "just totally embarrassed at what liberalism has done to Washington, D.C." The woman cited the homeless people and the alcoholics she saw on the streets when visiting the city to support her thesis that [...]

The Needle: Richmond Goes Hollywood

Just Another Earthquake-Sex Joke: The Washington Post's live blog of the ongoing proceedings of the federal corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife could be the best thing on the Internet this week. A highlight: In trying to show that the relationship between Maureen McDonnell and Jonnie Williams Sr., the CEO of Star Scientific, was more than pure [...]

The Needle: Young and Reckless

Big Spending: More than 30 percent of millennials living in Maryland and Virginia buy fast food at least twice per week, according to a study by Level Money. (And yes, for purposes of this study anyway, Chipotle is considered a fast food joint.) In Virginia, they spent an average of $971 a year on fast food; [...]

The Needle: Fact or Fiction?

Crisis Still Not Averted: It seems the Washington football team has a new plan to save its name: a website that lists "facts" explaining why the team name actually honors Native Americans. While the site is ostensibly the project of several former Pigskins players, don't take anything you read on it too seriously. Slate wrote today that Burson-Marsteller, a [...]

The Needle: Virginia Really Is For Lovers

The Virginia Way: A federal court upheld a decision today that said Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. +5 
Homegrown: The rye and bourbon sold by D.C.'s own Filbuster, an artisan liquor company, actually comes from Indiana. -3

The Needle: Weathering the Weekend Weather

Fantastic Friday: Beer gardens will be packed tonight. Capital Weather Gang says we can expect a truly "truly gorgeous" evening tonight in the District. But, unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Heat and humidity will be on the rise tomorrow, with some storm potential starting Saturday evening. On Sunday, there will be [...]

The Needle: Snail Mail

Failed Delivery: The Washington area currently ranks as the worst region in the nation for late mail service, according to a report from the U.S. Postal Service Inspector General. -3
Paved Paradise: Twin Oaks Community Garden in Petworth could be paved over and replaced by a 44-spot parking lot for Powell Elementary School. -4

The Needle: Ride Round and Round

YOLO: This Virginia man successfully (?) hit all 86 Metro stations on his day off, a mission that took him 19 hours and cost $70. +1
Pigskins Predictions: Sports Illustrated's Peter King believes the Washington football team will have a new name by 2016. +3

The Needle: 44 For 51

Let It Be Stated: President Barack Obama said today that he is in favor of D.C. statehood. (Though made no indication that he would actually do anything to help D.C. achieve said statehood.)+3
Neutral Territory: Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander will still not say that Dan Snyder needs to change the name of the Washington football team. "It is up to Dan Snyder. [...]

The Needle: Frosty Reception

Acakepopalypse: Don't get too excited celebrating the end of cupcakes and Crumbs Bake Shop. After raising more than $75,000 on a Kickstarter campaign, Baked by Yael, D.C.'s first cake-pop shop, could open in November. -2
New York Times Is on It: Just let this sentence from a New York Times article speak for itself: "Mr. Gray, who spoke outside a [...]

The Needle: Burgundy and Cold

Principles Over Money: A Native American advocacy group says representatives of Dan Snyder's Original Americans Foundation met with an Arizona tribe yesterday to offer them money to help build a skate park that it wants. The tribe refused the offer, calling it bribe money. +3 
Can You Handle "The Truth?" The Wizards announced they've officially signed forward Paul Pierce. +4

The Needle: Keeping up With The Kavaliers

Wizards' Reality: Kris Humphries, yes, that's Kim Kardashian's ex-hubby, signed a three-year, $13 million contract with the Washington Wizards. Let's hope this union lasts longer than his marriage. +3 
Green City : The D.C. Council approved legislation that would ban Styrofoam containers in the city in 2016. The bill also said restaurants would have to provide only recyclable or [...]

The Needle: D.C. Smooth

The Plastics: D.C. is apparently all about plastic surgery, according to the Washington Post. An article today highlights a new ridiculously high-end, one-stop shop in downtown D.C. that offers clients luxury creams, plastic surgery, and a secret entrance for patients who "require absolute privacy." -3
Consolation Prize: The United States may have lost the World Cup, but we did at least win [...]

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

The Needle: The Members of Congress Among Us

Above the Traffic: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton sent a letter to the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC) asking it to get a plan together to address traffic congestion in front of Union Station because her office has received complaints "from residents, Members of Congress, congressional staff and bus companies that they are missing trains or having to [...]