“I stand by this man. I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message, that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound — with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world.”
According to Politico, the Colbert Nation is no longer welcome on Capitol Hill after both Dems & Repubs have come to view the opportunity to appear on his show an unfavorable cost-benefit-analysis. The popular “Better Know A District” segment, which in DC made Eleanor Holmes Norton (in)famous for calling Colbert a “vanilla man“, might be lost to antiquity.
Although President Obama could say he fulfilled a campaign pledge, the 50,000 troops still in Iraq say their job is no less dangerous now than it was before. Troops say still in “harm’s way” despite media and political double talk.
via Wash Examiner
As part of the National Day of Remembrance, members of the Woodlawn Cemetery Project will be holding a cleanup of the 22.5-acre historic property nestled in the heart of D.C.’s Ward 7. Woodlawn is the final resting place of more than 36,000 people who played a role in the shaping of Washington D.C., but the cemetery has not been an active since 1970. Over the years, the site has eroded and become filled with overgrowth, and headstones have been damaged or sunk.
Among the well-known individuals buried at Woodlawn are Blanche K. Bruce, born a slave in 1841 and elected to the U.S. Senate in 1875, and John Mercer Langston, U.S. Representative from Virginia and dean of the Howard University Law School from 1869 to 1879. Cleanup is from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at 4611 Benning Road SE.
There will be a play from Young Playwrights Theatre at noon.
Nearest Metro: Benning Road — Blue Line
Fidel “el problemo de Cuba” Castro ain’t dead yet. Friday, the 84 year old secretary of Cuba’s Communist Party, made an appearance at the University of Havana where he ignored Cuba’s economic crisis and food shortage to address what he feels is a looming “nuclear holocaust” if the US or Israel mess with Iran.
Quiero un hamburgesa con queso? Not in Cuba.
UPDATE: Financial Times reports Cuba to cut 500,000 from state payroll.