22 Oct 2019


Hill Buzz

Good morning, NATS! How is your Tuesday going, NATS? Do you have any plans for today, NATS? It’s another regular ol’ Tuesday morning, NATS.

Fighting words from our friends at the Haymaker Bar, via #thehillishome

Oh yeah. There’s a game later on today, at 8:08 p.m. to be exact, and you can watch it on FOX. Apparently the Astros are playing Walgreens. GRR.

Get that smack-talking brain ready and let’s read some stuff, shall we?

First off, let’s read about how this much joy, anticipation, excitement and municipal pride almost didn’t happen. How did the Nationals get over here? Go on then, Tom Sherwood. Washington City Paper

Ah yes. The Post also wrote a tear-jerker one over here. Warning: tissue advisory. Washington Post

Lists of specials and where to eat/watch the games are the kinds of things driving traffic this morning and I’m including two: DCist‘s list has a very journalistic, impartial approach to each and every special, and it is very thorough. Our buddy Barred in DC has the kind of opinionated content that you’re all secretly hoping for, like WHO DARES SHOW THE GAME WITH NO SOUND ON. Check both out!

Who always wins regardless of the outcome of a game? Hint: Money money money MOOOONEEEY! PR Newswire

Oh, and if you’re on the fence (??!?!) about which team to support, here’s an interesting read from Sports Illustrated, regarding short memories and domestic violence.

It’s the end of an era for Yahoo! listservs such as Moms on the Hill and New Hill East. Hard to believe that years of documents, spats, fights about the “Pee Tree” and so much veiled racism will all be lost to the digital chasm. Thank goodness there’s always Facebook. WAMU

Parents are still demanding transparency from DC Public Schools in regards to the right to know about incidents of sexual misconduct at several schools. Apparently, the schools do not keep such records, or those records do not exist. Confusing and frustrating news– thank goodness there are parents like Danica Petroshius and Denise Krepp, who’ve kept the fight for transparency going this year. An excellent, if unsettling, read over at Washington City Paper

The General Services Administration stops paying rent and will be moving to Navy Yard –to the former DDOT headquarters– as an owner. Look at you, living the Gen X dream, GSA. We’re so proud. If you touch the transportation walk, however, we’ll have to hurt you. Washington Business Journal

Capitol Hill Books tops the list of best indie bookstore Twitter accounts and all we have to say about that is, “Duh.” Washingtonian

Another #RedCupProject success brings us a protected bike lane on New Jersey Avenue SE. Mark Sussman via Twitter

Leaving you with a surprising bit of nostalgia: Did you know the DC area was the country music capital during the ’40s and ’50s? Fairfax Times

By the way:

Not news, but you may want to attend one of two forums hosted by Mother Jones at the Lisner Auditorium. The first one is on Wednesday night, 7-9 p.m., and it’s called Protecting our Vote with Eric Holder. The second one is next Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., and is called Fighting For Justice with Van Jones. Click on the links to learn more.

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