City, MLB nearing accord on benefits – The Wash. Times
Sounds like D.C. will get more community benefits (window dressing according to Adrian Fenty), but not necessarily a reworking of the Sept. 29 agreement. Fenty is saying that the second vote will fail, but council members he said will vote no are not confirming their position. Remember, if all the yes votes from last time keep that position and just one of the abstainers switches to yes, there will be great joy on Tuesday. I am still nervous.
Nats Pursue O. Perez, but Money Is a Factor
– The Post
Free agent P Odalis Perez
, likes the idea pitching in D.C., but comes out and says it is all about the money. In The Wash. Times article
, some alternatives to the pricey Perez are mentioned, including Esteban Loaiza
(Yankees), Paul Byrd
(Braves) and Matt Clement
(Cubs). Front office hirings are also mentioned as well as the pursuit of Barry Larkin
MUCH ADO ABOUT FUNDING
WWN is quite pleased to present the views of economist D. Berg Pisarcik of Sandonia. Now a law student in San Francisco, Pisarcik is a native Washingtonian who has viewed the Nationals ordeal from afar and offers this commentary on the saga and D.C. politics in general:
I see Cropp’s Commission passed a measure of
“preliminary” funding. Still tempting Fate I reckon.
Now, I’m a firm believer in John Locke, the Federalist
Papers, and republicanism. I think most agree
taxation without representation is something to be
frowned upon. Thus, with their self interests in
mind, I just can’t fathom how these D.C. voters
continue to prove themselves routinely to be so
moronic. Marion Barry’s past, present, and future
amply make this point glaringly obvious. The members
of the school board that were taking bribes and using
tax revenue at the local haberdashery is another. Now
this irrational, unwieldy obstinacy.
Shocking. A historically elitist, and at many times
racist, national organization like MLB finally caves
in and will operate in your town AND it will be the
anchor of a possible re-development plan of a blighted
wasteland: and their response is to yutz around,
rattle sabers, and flex over-inflated muscles.
How refreshing to know that this is as puzzling “outside the Beltway” as inside of it.
MT. NITTANY INN BURNS DOWN — AGAIN
Day dawns to reveal restaurant in ruins – CDT
For the second time in less than two years, the Mount Nittany Inn has burnt to the ground. They had almost had it rebuilt when it went up in smoke the other night. I never made it up there, though it has been on my list of places to go. It looks like it will not get crossed off for a long time now, if ever.
NEW MWCPSAA WEB SITE!
The Web site for my alumni chapter psuwashdc.org has been upgraded. The new design is much improved, for one thing it is blue. Thankfully, the frames have been removed too.
Homeland Security Nominee Kerik Pulls Out – The Post
I don’t usually post national news, but this one is just one is just irresistible.
And Trogdor smote the Kerik and all was laid to burnination
* What would Strong Bad say?