Loose Lips

Morning Links

Vote to override the Large Retailer Accountability Act fails. [WAMU, TimesPost, LL]

Council censures Marion Barry, sets him up to lose his committee. [WAMU, TimesLL]

Mayor Vince Gray ties sequestration to the Navy Yard shooting. [Politico]

Muriel Bowser bill would make it easier for bike shops to sell used bikes. [Post]

Council passes emergency tax lien legislation. [Post]

Around a third of D.C. taxis won't hit the October credit card machine deadline. [WAMU]

Tom Sherwood: Other places have corrupt politicians, too. [NBC 4]

Capitol Riverfront, after the Navy yard shootings. [Post]

  • Asuka

    Then around a third of those hacks should lose their taxi license. No loss - there are about a 1/3 too many taxis in DC anyway. Time to stop coddling these criminals. Next up, no more polluting 25-year-old death-trap cabs. All cabs should be - at a minimum - a hybrid or PIEV. Time to catch up to the 21st century.

  • RealDC

    The selling of used bikes? Really?

    Is it me or does Bowser work some small, meaningless crap? All of the things that can be done this ding-bat is worried about businesses selling used bikes. Life must be spectacular in ward 4 because your representative is working on "bicycles". How are the schools in ward 4? Georgia Ave? Exactly, No thanks Bowser, ward 4 can keep YOU!!

    Can Bowser even ride a bike? Seriously, can she? I bet a dollar she has never been on a bike.

  • drez

    Beign able to buy a used bike from a reputable dealer/mechanic is actually a pretty good thing. As laws now stand that is almost impossible in DC. That leaves parents who want good quality bikes for their kids paying a lot of money for new, or spending thier time and taking their chances on Craigslist for something with no warranty. Or going to the suburbs where the laws allow bike shops to sell used bikes.

  • Ring Ring

    It probably wasn't newsworthy given the various things happening in the city, but nonetheless I don't think what Bowser did was "crap". The city is pushing for a more bike-friendly environment and therefore if a shop can sell a refurbished good standing bike, then so be it.

  • noodlez

    BOWSER PAYING HOMAGE TO THAT SPARKLE IN HER EYE WITH HER "FAGGIE FENTY BILL".

    COME ON MURIEL. USED BIKES?? DAMN SLIM WAY TO REP WARD 4. I HOPE THIS IS NOT A REPRESENTATION OF HER TENURE AS MAYOR. SOFT PEDDLING OF PETTY LEGISLATION THAT DOESN'T HAVE ANY BEARING ON EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN AND MOVING THIS CITY FORWARD.

    ONE CITY.

  • RealDC

    Walmart has 5 stores coming, you can get "cheap" new bike there? So much for Bowser's bill.

    Bowser's bill is a complete waste of time.....she is busy being busy....nothing of significance ever comes out of her office...... Bowser is not mayor material!!

    The used bike bill.....are you kidding me.....lmao!!!

  • justsayin

    Considering the fluff she drafted to address ethics reform, I do a doubletake whenever I read Bowser's criticism of the LRRA being insufficient.

  • OkiedokieDC

    Who is Bowser pandering to with this bill?

    Is this a makeup to the pawn shop on Georgia Ave? She gave them a hard time about re-locating their shop.

    Recap of our week in DC: 12 folks are dead at the Navy Yard after a shooting, Council can't get one more vote to over ride the Mayor's veto on the Living Wage Bill, Barry is censored, again....Oh, wait, here comes Bowser with her "summertime" homework.....a bill on Used bike Sales ...huh? yes, the ward 4 Mayoral hopeful has authored an Used Bike Sale bill..... Look out Jack and Tommy, Bowser has a "vision".....smh.......get real!

    Bowser, the Queen of Fluff and Insignificance, has delivered again..... What's next, The Yard Sale Bill or The Garage Sale Bill?......Go Boo!

    Jack and Tommy are in trouble.........

  • Asuka

    LOL at all the irrational Bowser hate. I know the teacher's union is holding a grudge against Fenty, but this is pretty amazing. Anyway, she's going to be mayor, and you'll all have to deal with it.

  • WFour

    @okiedokiedc- Now that is funny!!

    @asuka- You can call it "irrational Bowser hate" but IT is real in 4. It is so bad in ward 4 that some folks are willing to vote for her for mayor just to get rid of her. Crazy but real nonetheless. You might be right on her being mayor and then WE ALL WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT!

    @realdc-Sad but true.

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