Saturday, April 10, 2010

County Board Threatens Media - "Don't Promote Other Candidates"

Hello Yupette,

Interesting development at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard. The County Board-controlled public information office is telling the local media to not promote non-Democratic candidates "or else."

"Or else" means the media may face several unappetizing consequences as the result of featuring Republicans and third party candidates, ranging from having to pay for press releases to competing newspapers beginning publication in Arlington.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Arlington Could Lose Hundreds of Jobs from United - U.S. Airways Merger

Hi Yupette,

See the Wall Street Journal today? United and US Airways are in merger talks. U.S. Airways employs over 1400 people in Arlington. I seriously doubt that the combined company would choose to keep more employees than absolutely necessary in a high cost of living area like Arlington.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Post Survey: Satisfaction With Metro Drops Significantly

Although the Headline in Monday's Post read: "Metro still rates high despite low points" it's evident from data obtained from a Post poll of Metro riders and non-riders that satisfaction with Metro has dropped sharply over the past five years.

Post survey data indicate that Metro is an old, slow, crowded, obsolete system that increasingly doesn't take people where they want to go and is increasingly difficult for commuters to use.

Monday, April 5, 2010

CivFed Republicans Vote to Sock Taxpayers with 6.3% Increase

Hey Yupette:

North Arlington Republicans on the Civic Federation's Revenue and Expenditures Committee voted to hit Arlington taxpayers with a 6.3% tax increase (County Manager recommended 6.7%) and a hefty increase in fees.

What a bunch of turkeys.

Check it out at:

Fiscal responsibility? It's a bi-partisan joke.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Josh "Moran" Ruebner Resigns as AGP Facilitator

Hi Yupette,

Whatever chamber of commerce board member, realtor, and closet Republican Scott McCaffrey prints in the Sun Fisette (or its blog) the reason that Ruebner resigned from being the AGP's Facilitator was because the Greens were sick and tired of Ruebner's secret deal making with Democrats and Republicans and Ruebner's tolerance for the Republican takeover of the Arlington Green Party.

Green Guy