Archives: ‘Rants’

Gang Prevention

October 29th, 2009 | [From: Rants]

So the Feds take my money, keep a lot and send some to the City for Gang Prevention. Glad at least some of what they steal comes home. Now I would use this to add some police force–not hire new because this is one time funding, but use it to pay overtime to put more feet on the street. No, we waste it to do the job that the mothers and fathers should have done–teach them to be humans. We use it to remove tattoos! For a conference–send an E-mail.

Bailing Out The Indians?

October 20th, 2009 | [From: Rants]

Nice to know that some of my tax money, stolen from my pocket, is going to Indians to protect their tepees. Oh, maybe it is going to protect their casinos.

Bike Riders:Follow The Rules Of The Road

September 15th, 2009 | [From: Rants]

For those of us who have noticed how bike riders have taken over the streets of Alexandria, particularly in Old Town, beware!!! These bike riders go through stop signs, red lights and whatever they can get away with on our streets, while the Alexandria Police dept. watches them and does nothing to ticket them for breaking the law.

Cool It on HOT Lanes!

September 11th, 2009 | [From: Rants]

The American Automobile Assn. support for the I-95/I-395 HOT lanes is just one could expect of that organization, given its dynamics. For the people and communities that will be affected, however, the story is different. We on the West End not want the HOT Lanes because they promised more, not less, congestion, as those lanes speed people from 40 miles South through our neighborhoods to the Pentagon and beyond.

Monroe Avenue Project Nears Completion… Maybe

August 20th, 2009 | [From: Rants]

I appreciated your April 29th article on this and would further appreciate your continued interest. As is turns out, July has come and gone and the Monroe Avenue connector is still not completed.

For people living in the south Del Ray/Rosemont area, this is a continual irritant. For years, we have had to detour down Mt Vernon, through the neighborhoods, or through the congestion of the Braddock Road intersection to get to the Parkway or Rt. 1. For the past couple of months, the Commonwealth Avenue portion of the detour has been clogged with a massive construction project

Alicia Hughes Was Never Miss Black USA

July 21st, 2009 | [From: Rants]

Let us examine certain facts, all obtainable in the public record or previously reported in the press:

Political Candidates, Schools, Rent, and Choices

July 20th, 2009 | [From: Rants]

Don’t you just love it when some people say that a political candidate’s choices — including perhaps whether the candidate chooses public or private schools for his/her children, or pays his/her rent on time, or bothers to register to vote in the jurisdiction where he or she is running for office — is irrelevant?

Honoring Peebles And More

July 13th, 2009 | [From: Rants]

On Sunday, July 12, 2009, there was a celebration for Robert W. Peebles, former Superintendent of ACPS. As Bob was the founder of “Peebles Pebbles”, a great little jazz combo, there was music – great New Orleans style jazz. Bob would have loved it!

Alicia Hughes Hearing

June 30th, 2009 | [From: Rants]

I attended the June 25 hearing held by the local registrar to determine whether City Councilwoman Elect Alicia Hughes was an Alexandria resident from the period June 12 (date of the complaint challenging her residency) to June 25, the date of the hearing. Although, the hearing was somewhat informal and not held in a courtroom, it was still an official, public hearing. I was offended by grumblings and catcalls from Ms. Hughes’ supporters, who packed the room.

Political Candidates And Private Schools

June 23rd, 2009 | [From: Rants]

Don’t you just love it when voters or political campaigns make an issue about their opponent having his or her children in private school? Of course they do, if they can afford to do so.