Saturday, May 26, 2012

Non-Resident Arlington Decision Makers: "Party's Over There, in Arlington"


Hey Yupette,

Don't you just love our non-resident decision makers organizing all the wonderfully noisy festivals and events, like wonderful "Rolling Thunder" this weekend? Our County Manager and Chief of Police live in lovely Clifton. County Staff also live elsewhere, at the end of cul de sacs in classic Fairfax County, Prince William County, Loudoun County neighborhoods, not off Route 50, Route 66, and I-395 in Arlington. Thanks for featuring the wonderful non-residents who make all our decisions for us. Summer begins again in Arlington. Duh.

Peter, 22205

34 Comments:

At 26 May, 2012 , Anonymous Jeff said...

Mary 'Party's Over Here' Hynes lives in the middle of the Clarendon Party Zone.

 
At 27 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you go to Wikipedia you will see that Memorial Day has historically been a solemn event.

 
At 27 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bad behavior in Arlington last night was so ubiquitous it was appalling.

 
At 27 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So why would the police enforce Arlington's noise ordinance against loud vehicles? They don't live here either.

 
At 27 May, 2012 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Massive amount of bad behavior last night in Arlington.

 
At 27 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would say the worst is the massive intoxication at the festivals where alcohol is served, which the police watch the participants get drunker and drunker.

 
At 27 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best understatement of America's worst social behavior over the past 45 years appeared on the front page of the Post today:

"Regulators' focus on cars has left altered motorcycles with little oversight".

 
At 27 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard today at a farmer's market: "Only people having fun in Arlington are tourists and summer interns".

 
At 27 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Memorial Day aka Decoration Day was begun to put flowers on the graves of those in the North and South who died during the War Between the States.

 
At 27 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Memorial Day is still a solemn event, outside Arlington County.

 
At 27 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where was the Post 20 years ago?

 
At 28 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a Yupette fan. But, personally, I've found the Rolling Thunder crowd incredibly polite, well mannered, and neeedless to say, patriotic. Yupette's diatribe against comes off as extremely intolerant. Drop it and move on.

 
At 28 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re - the Post article yesterday - If the choppers and modified 'street' bikes are both illegal and hard to control, why are they allowed to be ridden at high speed along crowded streets?

 
At 28 May, 2012 , Anonymous Ted said...

Yeah, cops call Rolling Thunder "Knuckleheads". Illegal motorcycles? Dangerous. Time for safety checkpoints.

 
At 28 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Incredibly polite. Drive dangerous and illegal motorcycles at high speed. Duh.

 
At 28 May, 2012 , Anonymous Spock said...

"Captain, they appear to be worshiping a machine they call Harley".

 
At 28 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Move "Rolling Thunder" to VA Beach - Yorktown - Williamsburg. A historic resort area. Plenty of noise already from jet fighters taking off and landing.

 
At 28 May, 2012 , Anonymous Jeff said...

Rolling Thunder organization wants the event to be safe, sane, and legal. Lets the a-holes join up, looks the other way. So do the police.

 
At 28 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No-brainer solution:

Restrict D.C. Rolling Thunder to unaltered street bikes with original factory equipment.

Sponsor another Rolling Thunder event in VA Beach on another holiday weekend open to all motorcycles.

 
At 28 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you gave me a brand new Harley I would trade it for a brand new BMW.

 
At 28 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it obvious? Arlington County Government is waging war on Arlington residents who own 4-wheeled vehicles.

 
At 28 May, 2012 , Anonymous Jay F. said...

Macho Macho Man,
I wanna be a Macho Man,

Macho Macho Man
I wanna be a Macho Man.

 
At 28 May, 2012 , Anonymous Dr. Dremo. MD said...

Bikertards are our best organ donors.

 
At 28 May, 2012 , Anonymous Lance Spandex, MD said...

Biketards are the second best organ donors.

 
At 28 May, 2012 , Anonymous Bubba Motor Freight said...

Dr. Lance, Dr. Dremo, if you keeping cutting off 18-wheelers you will be launched into a sub-orbit that will deliver you onto the helo pad of Inova Fairfax Hospital.

 
At 29 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Arlington County Government does not want you to drive a 4-wheeled automotive vehicle. Wants you to store it in an underground garage or parking lot. Streets must be kept clear so non-resident County Staff can drive to 2100 Clarendon Blvd. and other County Government sites from outlying suburbs, one to a vehicle.

 
At 29 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dover-Kohl's 'plans' for Clarendoning the Pike include construction of massive parking garages so non-residents can drive to party without any parking hassles, as are common in Clarendon.

 
At 29 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Non-residents who have illegally enrolled their children in Arlington's schools are the #1 cause of weekday traffic problems near Arlington's elementary schools.

 
At 29 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Libby Garvey allowed the influx of non-resident children enrolled in Arlington schools to grow from a nuisance to a disaster. Teachers are pissed, and they are talking about that and Libby's other stunts, like hiring out-of-state consultants who agree to rubber stamp the Supe's and School Board's decisions.

 
At 31 May, 2012 , Anonymous teacher said...

I would say that at this point there are close to 1,000 students attending Arlington schools whose parents are not legally Arlington residents. About 1 in 25 students.

 
At 31 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How has this occurred? The media, except for a few blogs like this one, are bought off one way or another.

 
At 31 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rolling Thunder and the local police should enforce noise and motorcycle safety laws for the event. Why are convicted felons with outstanding arrest warrants allowed to join Rolling Thunder at will and be given a police escort to ride their illegal and dangerous choppers?

 
At 31 May, 2012 , Anonymous Campbell School Parent said...

I concur with the number of non-resident students illegally enrolled in Arlington's public schools, about 1 in 25. That's what, about 950?

 
At 01 June, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

$18,000 X 950 = $17.1 million

 

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