Monday, February 11, 2013

Washington Tweets

by Bill Adler

Washington tweets. A lot. The Washington Tweets column is a collection of the most interesting, recent Washington-area tweets. These tweets reveal a candid and fascinating portrait of what is on our collective minds: Twitter gives a snapshot of what we're doing, thinking and hoping for. Washington Tweets is Washington in the raw. Washington Tweets is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv,, on Monday. Bill Adler tweets at @billadler.

With Redskins controversy heating up, here's a simple test: would you call a Native American "Redskin" to her face knowing it offended her? (@rkref)

Interesting RT @brucejohnson9: Vincent Gray backs off Redskins name-change comments (@Lizzs_Lockeroom)

After More Than 20 Years, Push To Change 'Redskins' Name Continues (@nprnews)

Bar Pilar is considering extreme measures to stop customers from stealing its mugs (@wcp)

Update: copper mug theft epidemic isn't limited to Bar Pilar. (@wcp)

Everything I've seen this past week suggests there's a huge market for dating consultants in DC & that I should make this a side project. (@meredithshiner)

Having lost my SmarTrip card, I now sympathize with DC tourists... How did my HAND demagnetize the paper fare card?? @wmata blues (@RobinSelvy)

I didn't even know it was Friday until I seen the 3 guys in the Lowe's parking lot drinking beer at 10 in the morning and listening to AC/DC (@JustinBotkins)

Guy who proposed letting coyotes/wolves take care of deer in Rock Creek recognizes downside: they'll eat cats too. (@dcist_martin)


Super Secret Restaurant Week Extension Feb 11 ~ 13: Just mention Restaurant Week Extended & get 3 courses for $35.13 + wines $50+ 33% off. (@dinodc)

The mayor is noting the low # of major crimes in dc but small crime is up #sotd13  (@blackmanhelping)

You may wait even longer--until 2016?--to use your phone throughout Metro, @lizessley reports: (@robpegoraro)

Alexandria boy, 10, charged after showing toy gun on school bus  (@AlliKlein)

Security theater (bag checks) at Cleveland Park Metro. #wmata (@kcivey)

If DC added an infill Metro station at Oklahoma and Benning, that'd sure take care of the blue and green in Trinidad and Carver Langston. (@sharrowsDC)

DC Council bill says FBI headquarters shd remain in DC , urges mayor to "make some noise" to keep it away from Md and Va. (@tomsherwood0

Spending my birthday next weekend playing volleyball in sketchy DC #prime (@ashrussll)

So proud to be $210 worth of DC's $90 million parking ticket extravaganza from 2012. You guys rule. (@arcDC)

Wow, I completely missed this trial RT @postlocal: D.C. Court of Appeals overturns conviction of `Georgetown Cuddler' (@GeorgetownMet)

Not a good sign when the conductor comes running through the train. #wmata (@g3rd80)

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