All About Yuppie Arlington
I'm afraid for Arlington, afraid for Virginia, afraid for America. We can't keep on being concerned about everyone's national security and economic prosperity except our own.
A few weeks ago Congressman Moran was interviewed by the Falls Church News Press. He predicted the U.S. economy will "fall off a cliff" in 2011. When asked what we should do he responded - "learn to speak Spanish and Chinese."
Assuming Virginia's and Arlington's populations will grow by at least 12% over the next decade, where's the planning? Where was the planning this decade?
Anon., whatever so-called "planning" occurs in this state is done by Virginia's auto dealers and developers in a totally ad hoc manner.
Who's responsible for Gridlock 2015? The Arlington County Board! They created the environment where federal employees, county employees, and those who staff the Club Hedo and Hedo Ballroom have to drive into Arlington (usually one to a vehicle) because the County Board gentrified the middle class out of Arlington.
Yupette, Michael Moore has been making films for 25 years. Has any public policy changed as the result of his films? No. Things only get worse. It's bi-partisan. And the people who can make a change are frozen out of the system. So we get people running for public office like Creigh Deeds on one hand and Sarah Palin on the other. Some choice.
Looks like Favola will make a deal to get HOT lanes into Arlington. How about a thread? Thanks for this blog.
Is Flint Michigan better off in any way for all the films Michael Moore produced over the past 25 years?
No, but Michael sure is.
Speaking of Flint, it was booming 50 years ago from tax revenue derived from manufacturing. Same as Arlington is booming today from tax revenue derived from the federal government.
Yes, fifty years ago what are now referred to as "Rust Belt" cities were booming. Most of the pols who are running and ruining NoVa grew up there. The cities were run by machine organizations. The machine pols spent money extravagantly and when they reached 60 they and their kids were outta there and living in the Sun Belt.
Speaking of Flint, the one person who Michael Moore does not go after in his films is Congressman Dale Kildee, who has represented Flint continuously since 1977.
Favola grew up in Hartford, Fisette grew up in Pittsburgh, and Zimmerman grew up in New York and Connecticut.
Mary Hynes grew up in Minneapolis.
So when they reach 60 they are going to be outta here.
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