Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My Town This Week

This is what's been going on in my neighborhood lately:
Adams Morgan Main Street (AMMG) offers "Destination Change" with fun and off-beat events. Adams Morgan Main Street, the non-profit organization that produces "Adams Morgan Day," presents an Inaugural Promotion highlighting the unique and diverse elements of Adams Morgan from Friday, January 16 through January 20. . .

The Kick-Off is at the corner of 18th and Columbia Rd. on Friday, January 16 at 5:30 pm and 7:00pm with an Elephant Pinata Bash - Take a swing! Out with the old, in with the new! Also, plan to "Tell the President!" your ideas by posting them on the Kiosk. On Saturday, January 18 the public can take another Swing at the Elephant Pinata at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, or catch another opportunity with Grand Central's pinata that evening at 7:00pm.

L'Enfant Cafe offers a special Inaugural Brunch every day culminating in an Elephant Pinata Bash at 11:00pm on Jan 19 . . and on Monday, January 19, El Tamarindo rings in the transition to Inaugural Day with an Elephant Pinata at Midnight.
The Corner's David Freddoso accurately says that:
Washington has become one huge party this week--you can't catch a cab, and don't even think about bringing your car downtown. In the spirit of the celebration, Congress will soon pass an $825 billion package that funds museums and waterslides and does little for the businesses that make the economy work. I cannot pretend I'm not enjoying the crowds or the debauchery, but I already fear the hangover. The joy! The excitement! The misplaced optimism.
Ahh, but the party--like the progressive notion of "diversity"--excludes me. As Michelle Malkin observes:
So much for the new spirit of bipartisanship.

Can you imagine if Republicans had kicked off either of Bush’s inauguration days with Donkey Pinata Bashes?

Climate of fear! Inciting violence! Insane rage!

Nope. Now, it’s all just good "fun and off-beat."
Still, it's good to know that the New York Times now retroactively OKs the American flag that's been in my front window for about a decade:
Washington is suddenly hip again, infused with the heady double-barreled combination of a new crowd of idealistic young political worker bees, who actually believe they can change the world, and the arrival of America's first black president. It's even cool to wave the Stars and Stripes.
(via Moonbattery, Argghhh!)

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