Aaaaaaay!! I have so much to say because I’ve been away from blogging for more than a week and my jubilence at returning is turning into one long run on sentence that I think is now out of my control did you know today is national chocolate chip cookie day but I can’t indulge because currently my stomach is upset I’m so happy to be typing again let me stop. WOOOOOOOOOO!
This is not a politics post but I can’t help mentioning County Executive Baker‘s picture and listing of those he’s endorsing. In the picture, he’s flanked by Darren “I didn’t do it” Swain (post) and Vince “naked pictures” Canales (post). I mean really? I have to call into question the politics of these endorsements and call on every voter to vote for the candidates they have found to be most representative of their communities and their community’s interest. I understand the blood tie that gives an endorsement to his son Rushern Baker IV but I don’t get these others. I’m convinced County Exec. Baker is a good guy. I believe he has this county’s best interest at heart, but we don’t agree here. Baker and the County Council have worked very well together and almost the entire county council, including outgoing incumbent Councilwoman Ingrid Turner, along with the Bowie Council have endorsed Todd M. Turner. Yea, we definitely don’t agree here. And do I really need to rehash Darren Swain’s run in with the law? DEFINITELY, we don’t agree. Not here.
Maybe Baker and I can shake hands and have a ice cream together this May 23rd when the Capital Wheel opens at National Harbor. I was there last weekend and oh-em-gee, that thing is huge. It’s an icon. National Harbor has become a festive hangout spot for families. Money is being spent, people feel safe, and the beautiful harbor just brings it all together. With the opening of the National Wheel Friday May 23rd of the Memorial Day Weekend, National Harbor seals itself as a great place to be. The place was jam packed when we arrived but we still easily found parking. A feature all you big-timers will love is the VIP gondola, National Harbor One. It seats four passengers and features glass floors, wine chillers, a retracting monitor/DVD player and leather bucket seats. The remaining 41 gondolas accommodate up to eight passengers and feature glass exteriors to maximize the panoramic views of the National Mall, White House, U.S. Capitol, Arlington Cemetery and beyond. To celebrate the iconic addition to the Washington, D.C., skyline, The Capital Wheel will have extended operating hours this summer. From May 2014 to August 2014 The Capital Wheel is open from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Visit the new website to see year-round operating hours and pricing, www.TheCapitalWheel.com.
National Harbor has become so suchy-much that DC’s Department of Transportation is using $90k of its own money to study building a streetcar line from DC to National Harbor. Wow. They’re really going to have to revitalize the Anacostia corridors leading to National Harbor. That could be a huge win for PGCo. DDOT has submitted a request to the D.C. Council to use $90,000 to pay for a concept design for an extension of the streetcar line to National Harbor, said Thomas Perry, DDOT’s program manager for streetcar engineering and construction. The study could be a first step in considering the transit link between the city and the booming resort area in Prince George’s County, the Washington Post reported. The Washington Business Journal first reported on the potential streetcar, “Thomas Perry, DDOT’s streetcar program manager for design and construction, [said] that part of the streetcar effort is looking at potential markets for passengers and sources of revenue. As “some of our leadership” had been contacted by Prince George’s officials, Perry said, DDOT decided to do some due diligence, “vetting it to see if it’s possible.” “Right now, it’s kind of a wish list, feasibility, let’s take a look at it thing,” Perry said. He said DDOT hasn’t even committed to do the study, but as the agency had already started looking at extending the streetcar to D.C. Water’s Blue Plains campus, it made sense to turn their gaze south. Scott Peterson, spokesman for Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, said he knows nothing about any streetcar conversations.”
The American Legion, The American Legion Department of Maryland, and The American Legion Post 131 of Colmar Manor, Md., seek to intervene in a lawsuit pending in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland challenging the constitutionality of an historic veterans memorial that sits in the heart of the Bladensburg, Md., historic district. The motion for intervention, filed by Liberty Institute and Jones Day, asks the Court to permit the Legion to become a party in American Humanist Association v. Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission in order to defend the World War I memorial it erected almost 100 years ago. To view the motion online, visit: http://www.libertyinstitute.org/document.doc?id=153
The American Legion, the largest veterans service organization in the world, erected the Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial in 1925 in honor of 49 men of Prince George’s County, who gave their lives in the First World War while serving in the U.S. armed forces. It sits in the immediate vicinity of memorials to those who served in the War of 1812, World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam, as well as a memorial to the fallen of September 11, 2001. I say to GOOD!! INTERVENE!! It is pure ridiculousness that in this country, a memorial to people who died so that some that citizens, to include humanists, could enjoy the peace of freedom is being challenged because that memorial is a cross. RIDICULOUS!!
Another piece of ridiculous is that the Maryland Attorney General’s office has not put contracting company Sky Restoration out of business. 7 on Your Side had to get involved so you know how bad their business must be. PGCo residents perusing the Penny Saver advertisement for Sky Restoration‘s offer for inexpensive carpet cleaning, furnace repair, and duct cleaning have been scammed by this “F” rated, Edgewood, Maryland company. (See their F rating at Better Business Bureau HERE) Penny Saver ads list $129 as the price for a full house carpet cleaning but when Brian Nalley shows up at the home, prices jump to $2,000. Nalley has agreed to a partial refunds to dissatisfied customers, but refunds never came . See the video below and remember to stay away from Sky Restoration. While we’re talking about bad contractors, I will add that my experience with Sears contractors for refrigerator service has bee the absolute pits. They have caused me a day of missed work. Contractor was supposed to fix our ice maker and it worked ONCE. Now another part has to be ordered and another appointment made. Inbox me with referrals because Sears’ incompetence is costing us too much.