Posts Tagged ‘Jacque Patterson’

Hard Luck: Five Years After a Horrible Attack, Teacher Francis Bolden’s Life is Still Broken

On Oct. 11, 2005, McKinley Tech gym teacher Francis Bolden punished a trouble-making student for horsing around on treadmills. The student retaliated by picking up a fire extinguisher and dropping it from a second-story balcony onto Bolden’s head.
Bolden initially thought he’d been hit in the head with a basketball, until a student informed him that [...]

Loose Lips Daily: No Strings Attached Edition

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Josh Lopez Raises More than $6,000
Jacque Patterson Alleges Serious Arm-Twisting For Biddle

Good morning sweet readers! LL's bean weighed in at 12.5 pounds yesterday, putting [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Iron-Fisted Regime Ends Edition

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Who Will Chair Economic Development?
D.C. Reaches 600,000

Good morning sweet readers! Is it just LL or is there a little [...]

And Then There Were Eight

Yesterday was the deadline for interested Democrats who want to be appointed temporarily to Almost Council Chairman Kwame Brown's at-large seat to submit 1,000 signatures to the Democratic State Committee. LL noted that 11 Dems picked up petition packets. Only eight bothered to submit signatures.
They are, drumroll please:

The Hacks’ Moment: D.C. Democratic Party Insiders Get to Pick a Councilmember

D.C. has never been much of a machine-politics city. In other one-party towns, members of ruling party’s hierarchy snag plum patronage jobs, anoint elected officials, and do their scheming in the (formerly) smoke-filled back rooms of fancy headquarters buildings. But in the District, whose political structure dates to the reform-minded 1970s rather than Boss Tweed’s [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Brown Needs to Transition Too Edition

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Gray Camp: Now Hiring

Hey, You Should Run for Council

Good morning sweet readers! Boy, did it ever get dark [...]

Vincent Orange: I Am a Winner!

LL received a pretty interesting email thread a minute ago from Vincent Orange, who lost the D.C. Council Chairman's race to Kwame Brown and now wants to be Brown's replacement as an at-large councilmember.
Orange (or someone using an email address Orange used during his campaign) wrote to D.C. Democratic State Committee members (who will get [...]

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