Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Warning: County's Million Dollar Bus Shelter May Be Hazardous to Your Butt

Hey, Yupette,

I visited the County's famous Million Dollar Bus Shelter on Columbia Pike at Noon today and no one was sitting down while waiting for a bus. Outdoor temp was 15 and I wondered how cold the steel seats were. So I brought my refrigerator's thermometer and put it on the steel bench inside the bus shelter in the sunlight. As you can see, after about 5 minutes the thermometer read 18 degrees.

Sheesh. You would think that after spending a million the County could install a nice piece of non-endangered species hardwood over the steel, in the winter at least. Guess all the County's spare disposable income will be going to fund the Pike streetcar.

Another reason I won't be voting for a Democrat as the successor to Chris Zimmerman this year.

Pike Rider

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Arlington Greens to Support Vihstadt, Clement to Run for School Board

Hi Yupette,

Like other County Staff, I attended Bob Atkins's memorial service last Saturday. The news from the local pols who were there is the Arlington Green Party will support Independent John Vihstadt for County Board and Audrey Clement has decided to run for Arlington School Board. The Independent Greens are going to ask Janet Murphy to run for County Board as an IG on their rail, rail, rail platform. The Libertarians have already announced that Evan Bernick will be their candidate for County Board. Appears the Repubs will also support John Vihstadt.