Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Virginia's Third State Song - 'Smart Growth Shenandoah'



Hi Yupette,

So Virginia now has two State songs, "At Home in Virginia" and "Our Great Virginia".

But what about our State's great heritage of Smart Growth Gentrification? The Smart Growth Elite paves over suburbia and gentrifies out the working class, middle class, everyone in Arlington with less than $100,000 in disposable income ($200,000 for families). Where are they to go? Where do Arlington residents go for recreation when every playground is a dedicated soccer field? Where does the Middle Class go for affordable housing that's affordable? Where does the Smart Growth Elite build their vacation McMansions? Where is the refuge from pub crawls?

Don't worry, be happy. The Smart Growth Elite has it all planned. Their future and ours is 100 miles away. Yup, the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Now mostly populated by cows, sheep, and horses. Smart Growth Gentrification getting started here and there in the Valley, mostly in the older towns and cities. Never mind those smelly horses, cows, and sheep. Soon they will be replaced by vacation McMansions. Agricultural land to be bulldozed for affordable housing. And you thought the Smart Growth Elite are selfish, greedy, elitists and racists. Not true. They even had a group of urban hipsters write a third State song "Smart Growth Shenandoah" that won't become outdated soon because it will reflect the reality of life in Virginia in 2045.

Jeanne 22201

77 Comments:

At 25 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seventy Years of Urbanization 1945 - 2015

 
At 25 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cost of food in 2045 (that's in 30 years), loaf of bread $10, quart of milk $15. Minimum wage $12.

 
At 25 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smart Growth Elite retire at 55 to live with their good buds from the REITs, who also retired at 55, in clusters of hilltop McMansions.

 
At 25 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia"?

Change the offensive words - to "yuppie" and "pub crawl"

 
At 25 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about "That's where this old hipster's heart is long to go"?

 
At 25 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about "Carry me back to Clarendon Ballroom...."

 
At 25 March, 2015 , Anonymous Jeff said...

Better: "Carry Me Back to Clarendon Ballroom from Whitlows..."

 
At 26 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Hipsters will be 55 in 2045.

 
At 26 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Tom, the smell from those cows grazing on the farm next door is horrible. We didn't pay $2 million for this. Can't you get one of your developer friends to buy that farm and subdivide it into a few large lots?"

 
At 26 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, the hipsters will be living in the Valley, not in Clarendon.

 
At 26 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't Chris Zimmerman 55 years old?

 
At 26 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do the VIPs who run the Arlington Chamber of Commerce live?

 
At 26 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weekdays, or weekends?

 
At 26 March, 2015 , Anonymous Pike Rider said...

$ara$ota $cott is no longer a member of the Arlington's Chamber's Executive Committee, BTW.

 
At 27 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Headline in Washington Post, June 1, 2026:

Federal Government to fund new Manassas to Shenandoah expressway

 
At 27 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Honey, we're going to have to live with the cows a couple more years. My developer friends are swamped with Affordable Housing Act projects".

 
At 27 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see...no more cows plus no more wheat, corn, soybeans equals ???

 
At 27 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

President Cruz will make it happen.

 
At 27 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

President Cruz: "A McMansion cluster on every hilltop. Don't like it? Move to Canada".

 
At 27 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assuming multi-year droughts because of climate change won't make farming not economically viable.

 
At 27 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right - USA after 8 years of President Ted Cruz? No longer a half-baked police state.

 
At 27 March, 2015 , Anonymous Ted Cruz said...

Recent climate studies funded by my good friends the Koch brothers confirm that "climate change" is a fantasy tale concocted by Hillary Clinton.

 
At 27 March, 2015 , Anonymous Ted Cruz said...

P.S. You can sign up to host a fundraiser for my campaign at your McMansion by calling my campaign headquarters.

 
At 28 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Honey, we're going to have to find Patches a new home in Kentucky. Mr. Anderson is selling his farm to a developer and the other nearest farm that still boards horses is way down the Valley. I don't have the time to drive you there with all the traffic."

 
At 28 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention all the drunks on bicycles in the towns in the Valley.

 
At 28 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smart Growth Elite are greedy, selfish, and borderline racist? No. Really?

 
At 29 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

By 2045 the climate will be so crazy that the only way any crops will be grown is by hydroponics in greenhouses and outdoors using irrigation.

 
At 29 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Climate Change? LOL. Thre are aleady three fireplaces in every Valley McMansion and an outdoor barbecue area and firepit.

 
At 29 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't A.Y. post the salaries of the 40-year old on-the-job-retirees in County Government and APS who are being paid $98,000 for no-show jobs and refuse to live in Arlington no matter how much they are paid?

 
At 29 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes...the Valley will be overwhelmed by on-the-job retirees from local governments (not just Arlington) who only have to show up at the local government office building for one 1-hour meeting per week at 11:30 AM.

 
At 29 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Long before 2045 the USA will be the United Police State of America.

 
At 29 March, 2015 , Anonymous FYI said...

ARLNow blog is completely controlled by Arlington County employees posting from 2100 Clarendon Blvd.

 
At 29 March, 2015 , Anonymous xyz123 said...

On-the-job retirees at 2100 who read the A.Y. blog when they're not posting to ArlNow are pissed. You really nailed them. Lazy incompetents who, like Barbara Donnellan, would not live here if you paid them $500,000 per year.

 
At 29 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many County employees are getting paid $100,000+ per year to inflict Smart Growth 'planning' on us from their homes in the outer outer sprawl suburbs? A hundred? Two hundred? Three hundred?

 
At 29 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least 100.

 
At 29 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

One-the-job retirees in County Government are all looking to retire before the next recession, when the County will fiscally crash-and-burn.

 
At 29 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

USA a Police State? We're only in Year 14 of the 30 Year War on Terrorism. Wait 10 years.

 
At 29 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should move I my IT firm (22 employees) to Arlington VA? Any good reason(s)?

 
At 29 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do your employees like to drink?

 
At 29 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do your employees like to ride bicycles in the Winter?

 
At 29 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then there are County's on-the-job retirees who are working at their real job, also from home.

 
At 29 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then there are the Media VIPs who are also on-the-job retirees, know what's happening, and promote the lifestyle in the "living section" of the daily or weekly media.

 
At 30 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Law Enforcement (versus Animal Welfare) is investigating who left a cat and its belongings in a shopping cart in a WalMart parking lot, yes we are living in a police state.

 
At 30 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the Sierra Club? Where is Greenpeace? Where is the EPA? Where is the Green Party?

 
At 30 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their Washington headquarters VIPs are planning their retirements, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.

 
At 30 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

People who control our lives behave as though there's a Planet B they and their next-of-kin can all escape to.

 
At 30 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Planet B exactly like Earth in the present interglacial ers.

 
At 30 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, no sabertooth tigers allowed.

 
At 30 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Planet B with small lovable mammals, no homo sapiens.

 
At 30 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Discovery of Planet B is in NASA's FY 19 Budget, unless Ted Cruz is elected, then no more NASA.

 
At 31 March, 2015 , Anonymous Leeway-Overlea Resident said...

Arlington is being ruined by bloated County bureaucracies of non-residents who make $100,000-and-up who would not live here no matter how much they were paid. Every neighborhood a redevelopment opportunity to benefit the out-of-state REITs that keep the overpaid bureaucrats employed 'planning' more in-fill.

 
At 31 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. Arlington County Government and Arlington Public Schools could easily lose 10% of their bloated overpaid bureaucrats without any ill effects whatsoever.

 
At 31 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County bureaucracies are aided and abetted by 'community leaders' who are 5 years from retirement.

 
At 31 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

10+ to A.Y. You have our 'future' nailed.

No way I will vote for anyone who is for 'more of the same'.

 
At 31 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Latest non-resident to be appointed to a VIP decision-making position is ACPD Chief Murray J. Farr.

 
At 31 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who lives in vibrant Ashburn.

 
At 31 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a bloated bureaucracy of non-residents at 2100 who make $100,000+ per year augmented by the bloated ACPD bureaucracy of non-residents at 1425 N. Courthouse Road who also make $100,000+ per year supervising pub crawls, providing security services for Ballston Common and Pentagon City, when they aren't responding to panic alarms in 22207 by CIA VIPs who coordinate air strikes against anyone who doesn't go along with the CIA - Obama Administration program in the Middle East

 
At 31 March, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI That's $200,000 in DISPOSABLE income for a family of 4 in Arlington.

 
At 01 April, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where will we go to have anything repaired when all the repair shops have been replaced by bars, restaurants, and nail salons?

 
At 02 April, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent question.

 
At 02 April, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, ACPD employees with 10 years experience make $100,000 / year with overtime from providing security services to alarm companies, for pub crawls, and to mall owners.

 
At 02 April, 2015 , Anonymous Too Generous said...

Borderline?

 
At 02 April, 2015 , Anonymous Blocked forever by ARLNow said...

If you post something on ARLNow that really hurts the yuppies/government employee's feelings, you are banished forever to cyber Siberia. Very thin-skinned humans they are.

 
At 02 April, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do your employees like to feel superior to others for no objective reason?

 
At 02 April, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fairfax County.

 
At 03 April, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every large town in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley has several hardware stores. Plenty of veterinarians practice there with all those farm animals.

 
At 03 April, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

More of the same? Try the 6 Democrats vying for the two open Smart Growth seats on the County Board.

 
At 03 April, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ArlNow is by and for non-resident County employees responsible for neighborhood-by-neighborhhood Smart Growth in-fill urbanization which has provided them with job security for decades. They typically earn $125,000-and-up. They would not live in Arlington if they were paid $500,000 per year.

 
At 03 April, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, we will be overwhelmed within 5 years.

 
At 03 April, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like Barbara Donnellan, Steve McIsaac, Robert Brosnan, Robert Duffy, etc...etc.

Notice how hostile County Staff become when you question their agenda for a fresh and vibrant Smart Growth future?

 
At 03 April, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smart Growth sucks. Go to the top of this posting and read the comments again to see why.

 
At 03 April, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington Economic Development has 60 employees and a $12 million budget. Could not make the Artisphere financially viable (but Artisphere may be bailed out again by a County Board that can't say no to any special interest).

Another bunch that sit around all day posting comments to ArlNow.

 
At 03 April, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever wonder why Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross wins elections by a 2-1 margin?

Arlington County employees who live in Mason District vote for her and No Smart Growth.

 
At 03 April, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Nada Tejada's rancho deluxe retirement home going to be? Third World rathole El Salvador or vibrant Costa Rica?

 
At 03 April, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It gets worse with AED. AED likes to brag that it is creating jobs that pay a living wage. Trouble is that they are part-time jobs.

 
At 03 April, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah I wondered what happened to all the long time employees who worked in the Arlington supermarket where I shop (supposedly represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union...LOL).

Their hours were reduced from 30 per week to 15.

 
At 03 April, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Want to see an alternative to Smart Growth? Old shopping plaza and car dealership replaced by a new shopping plaza and car dealership, same height, footprint. Corner of Route 50 and Annandale Road.

 

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