Wednesday, May 31, 2006

she loves her concrete

linda cropp keeps saying the cities recovery is" like freshly poured concrete. It really looks good. But if somebody gets in there and they don’t know what they are doing and steps in it before it is cured, it’s going to leave holes.”

um ,,wrong mrs cropp. i cant stand concrete. i like bricks, and stone

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

rugged old cross..dresser #2

btw i have not been inside the dollar store down near the tranny hooker corner(4th and L). somebody told me the TVs(transvestites) were all gone. if you NEVER go down 4th street they sure do appear gone. but we went through there during the last rain and they were hanging out under the trees and in the doorway of the senior citizens apartment building. for those who dont know me i take a backseat to nobody when it comes to civil rights and free assembly but loitering for hooking is another matter because it increases the potential for other crimes(pick-pockets, crack and crystal meth, assaults, car vandalism and of course purse snatching) ;-). even martha stewart wouldnt be seen at 4th and L with her Hermes tote. i cant imagine what it's like for the senior citizens living in that building. they cant come out of their building and walk and exercise without being hustled by the tranny hookers and their pimps. the police need to do something instead of waiting for the 'development' to take care of it. dispatch mental health people, try a comprehensive approach because having the police send a patrol car to sit idle isnt working because when the patrol car leaves they come back out of the woods.(the woods behind the row houses at 4th and L). whatever the police are doing now is not working. isn't there a neighborhood way out rhode island avenue NE that would host this crew? :-)

beverly mailer ?

LOL. i thought i was the only person alive who remembers Bev!
there were some great parties at 565 commercial street.

um, are you who i think you are? LOL check out her website

Friday, May 26, 2006

Portuguese collard greens

i was thinking about the UHOP the cape verdian/Portuguese influence of the religious service. it must be kind of like island catholic new orleans style religion but for all people. he's an old recipe from new england:

lots of chopped onion
4 tb olive oil
2 lbs of collards chopped
pinch of kosher salt
lots of pepper

Saute the onion until it begins to brown. Add the collards & salt & cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until the collards are tender, or about 15 minutes.

douse with vinegar at the table

flipflop or when i'm mayor

fenty says he wont raise taxes when mayor but last week he voted to raise em. somebody should tell him he's gotta be consistent.

memorial day weekend events

some official and others unofficial

memoral for the those lost in wars but also
black gay pride weekend
united house of prayer convocation weekend
and the beginning of the gardening season

the black KKK and we're still waiting for the mayoral candidates to chime in.

air rights

i keep hearing at neighborhood meetings about linda cropp and selling the air rights over interstate 395. first of all, i would like to ask how much of 395 she would like to cover... say from the jefferson memorial all the way to new york avenue? there was a plan to drop the stadium ontop of 395 south of the mandarin oriental hotel. is that what she's talking about? what's next for mrs cropp, selling the air rights over 295? LOL. this is election year funny talk.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

ann marie cox

i'm sorry but she really needs a make know what i mean?


Blagden Alley Association
Monthly Meeting
THURSDAY, May 25, 2006 7:30-9:00 pm
Merle and Greg's 1327 Tenth Street, NW


here's a simple dish:

chopped egg plant(aubergine)
chopped onion
chopped bell pepper
chopped herbs
chopped cabbage
1 can diced tomato
olive oil

heat olive oil and add vegetables. stirring occasionally.

Monday, May 22, 2006

it's not about me...

it's the place.

marie johns

forgot to mention..signed petition to get her on the ballot saturday

sum freezer

FBI agents videotaped Rep. William Jefferson, a Louisiana Democrat, accepting $100,000 in cash they said was intended as a bribe for a Nigerian official and later found $90,000 of the money hidden in his freezer, according to a court document released on Sunday.

bishop owens

it's been almost two weeks, the mayors been back & homophobe bigot bishop owens is still on the interfaith board. if bishop owens were white & bashing blacks he would have been gone the next day. we're still waiting mayor williams or are there bigots who get a pass?

gay gene insider

by now y'all know mary cheney is my 6th cousin. in a sense we're all related since we came from adam/eve and steve. anyway, i was reading about mary cheney's book tour. everybody's got a freakin book to sell. do you think mary cheney has anything to offer? any new ideas? she has nothing to say we wont buy the book.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

mayor nagin WINS

let linda cropp please notice the political establishment in new orleans didnt pull it off. the fact is that the good govenment democrats didnt support the status quo.

beaver dam drama

Friday, May 19, 2006

sugars campus store

35th and O nw Sugars Campus Store is closing may 31 scroll down and click
Sugar Sugar. Mr Sugar started this store like 50 years ago and now the Kims have to go.

friday night on MSNBC LOCKUP

ok, i admit it, this weekend i dont have a life. here i am at home with you reading, posting and crashing early. MSNBC is on in the background. wassup with all the prison programing on friday night? it's really a cheap night for the network. plus they repeat programs every 3 weeks. nice way to scare the shit out of people.

eat your heart out boi from troy :-)

and i'm not talking about the queens from RPI. and congratulations to all who made it!

oh and look what i found ! LOL


Thursday, May 18, 2006

40 acres and a mule

it's insane that the entire reparations settlement has taken this long. the government should have admitted negligence and settled long ago. there must be a settlement and apology for slavery.

we're getting there :-)

how dare you ask the clergy to apologize

now the pastor is upset because the mayor asked another pastor to apologize for bigoted remarks. so what is the mayor going to do? remove the bigoted clergy from an advisory council. let me tell you what i would have done. i would direct parking enforcement to that church on friday, saturday and sunday and enforce the parking laws of the district of coulmbia.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

stanley kunitz

one of my favorite gardens in the world is in the westend of provincetown. that's quite an admission considering my fierce loyalty to the eastend of town. it's on commercial street just beyond point street on the right side. since the 1960's elise asher and stanley kunitz's had this phenomenal wild flower garden. somebody said he was the poet laureate of the united states. he lived to be 100 and died the other day. there will be a lovely memorial service at the art association this summer. they both loved that little fishing village by the sea. which by the way it is hardly no more. it's more like condo-lezbian now. here: or here:

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

thank you

to the Georgetown Garden Club for the honorable mention. very sweet to remember me :::blush:::

williams endorses cropp

this is a surprise to no one except maybe a disappointed vincent orange. mrs cropp is clearly the status quo candidate. watch all the appointed board/commission members line up like faithful sevants now and swallow the cropp coolaid.

Monday, May 15, 2006

border security

president bush announces tonight that the borders are not secure. um, is he like the last person to realize this? because i swear everybody else in America knows it already. no wonder his numbers are so low.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

happy mother's day

in honor of mother's day here is ethel merman singing one of my favorite songs. scroll, turn the volume to 3 and click the link There's No Business Like Show Business

Saturday, May 13, 2006

john mccain

hear's a little ditty in honor of jerry falwell and liberty university: scroll, turn the volume to 3 and click the ballad link.

another candidates forum- georgetown

there will be a slight variation. i bet mrs cropp says NOTHING about afforable housing in front of the georgetown citizens association and doesnt play class warfare. no wonder there are no cropp signs in georgetown. maybe they CANT be pandered to? oh and michael brown wont say too many inflamatory things either. it's monday night at st john episcopal church 3220 o street nw. 7 pm

Friday, May 12, 2006

pineapples again :-)

pineapple chutney and pineapple salsa...everything pineapple. safeway has pineapples on sale again! $2.50 each

Marcia, the 1982 240 D biodiesel Mercedes

sometimes she's noisy but you know what? after 265,000 miles, this baby keeps a rollin. currently, she's running on B-20, a biodiesel blend available locally at the pentagon navy exchange citgo station near where the terrorist flew into the pentagon on sept. 11. the engine knocks less and the exhaust does indeed smell like french fries. for service we take her to:

saints paradise cafeteria

now that the weathers better we can stop in at the United House of Prayer for all People cafeteria. once a year, i'm up for the $6. whiting fish breakfast w/ a side of grits $1.85. it's a great spot for locals currently and from before. in case you dont know it's located at 601 M st nw. the church was founded by Daddy Grace who immigrated to new bedford, massachusetts from cape verde.

wind farming at Gore

here's another location where progress is made:

Thursday, May 11, 2006

slater is SO gay

move over tanya harding can you believe this is happening in berkley? and be sure to scroll down the page for the latest in the mike danton drama

another big bag of wind

i hit this dudes site once a month to findout what's his slant on the new york/massachusetts political scene. and dont read it all.

the mayor of palm springs

no, it aint sonny bono. but he is openly gay.
i lived in the coachilla valley in the late 80's. a beautiful spot indeed. but in the summertime it got to 110 degrees in the day and in the night cooled down to 104. we spent lots of time in the pool. just too hot and too far away form the east coast. the betty ford center is down the road at eisenhower medical center in rancho mirage. they have a fabulous drug treatment center there for creative people. hint hint ;-) i'll write more about palm springs soon. yeah right, just like i said two months ago i'd write more about my three mayflower ancestors and never have!

blowing in the wind this is exciting news. too bad the selfish millionaires off chappaquidick cant get this one right.

btw, there's a cancer society sponsored walk this weekend on chappaquidick. you GO chappy.

the old rugged cross...dresser when is the 700 club on in dc? i would have liked to have seen the entire segment of the howard dean interview. the special interest homosexual liberals are all up in arms that howie said this and howie said that. howard dean will pay for firing that queen.

more on mayoral forums

y'all should really get to one of these mayoral forums. you can see the entire spectrum of a candidates personal style. like last weeks gertrude stein forum. while the focus was on gay/lesbian.bisexual/transgender issues, the personal dynamics was more telling and clearly entertaining. i actually laughed in several instances. it was neat to see michael brown in action rattling all the current office holders of whom i have seen on channel 16 or 13. also maria johns, is alot smarter than a few of the others. i know some of you love your linda cropp, the neighborhood activists love adrian fenty and somebody must love vincent orange. also, some guy i never heard of was there...bald dude name milligan or something. the gertude stein endorsement is valuable only because it is a club or party regulars and alot of them serve on boards and commissions appointed by linda cropp. so dont be surprised if she gets this endorsement. but go to hear the other people and compare mrs cropp to them.

another blabber mouth w/self-inflicted wound

401 m street nw garbage heap drama

for several months we've been seeing this drama unfolding. this building has been in decline for years. the current owner spray painted the nice brick corner house with chinese glossy red spray paint. in case you dont know i take a short walk each morning about 7 30 am because getting out earlier really isnt safe until 7 or so. i've been following this confusion down on the corner semi-regularly. there was a dumpster in back that has been filled to overflow capacity since before earth day last month. yesterday i noticed the dumpster and the porti-john were removed. but all the trash IS STILL THERE. said to myself WTF is going on? then i see this street transexual hooker on top of the heap. LOL. i swear to God i'm not making this up. long story short, the neighbors are on the case and sick situations like this are bringing neighbors together.

straight black bigot mayor williams, please enforce the parking rules and regulations for this church. enough of the selective enforcement.
either we have parking rules or we dont. which one is it?

the inside view this is the kind of stuff i get a kick out of reading.

egg plant is on sale this week

can't you tell? yes, safeway has it 10 lbs for 10 dollars.

oh and no, i'm not replacing o'donna matthews or madeline dupree
but thanks for the emails

chicken-aubergine(egg plant) soup


1 lb Eggplant diced skin on
2 oz Butter
1 md Onion diced
2 Stalks celery, diced 1
t Curry powder
1 pinch Thyme and basil each
4 c Chicken stock
1 cup Potato, diced
1/2 cup Cream
Salt Pepper
Diced tomato,
Sprinkle a little salt over the eggplant and leave to stand for about 30 minutes. rinse
This removes any bitter taste which would spoil the soup. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the onion, celery and eggplant
Saute slightly Eggplant absorbs butter very rapidly so you may have to add a little more or the vegetables will stick
Add the curry powder and fry to release the flavors
Add thyme, basil, chicken stock and the potato
Cover and simmer until the vegetables are quite soft, about 30 minutes
add the cream. This soup keeps well for several days. However, if you intend making it beforehand and keeping it, only add the cream when you reheat it. It thickens as it stands, but it can be thinned with a little milk.

i'm having this african food thing this week. it helps with the diet.

senegalese soup

i first prepared this soup 20 years ago and it's one of my favorites. it is posted here today because we're reminded that jack evans and mayor williams are on a trade mission to africa as we speak:

Tablespoon butter or margarine
Tablespoons finely chopped onion
Tablespoons all-purpose flour
teaspoons curry powder
cans (14-1/2 oz. each) chicken broth
Tablespoons fresh lime juice
cup honey
cup whole kernel corn, fresh or frozen
cup whole milk
lb. cooked bay shrimp

In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are tender. Stir in flour and curry powder; cook and stir 1 minute. Whisk in chicken broth, lime juice and honey. Bring to a boil; stir in corn. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in milk and shrimp. Season with salt, if desired. Transfer soup to bowl; cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, until well chilled.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

messed up statistics

we live in PSA 308 across the street is PSA 101 and two blocks away is PSA 307. the statistics released by Lt. Neal are not realistic because crime is way up in this neighborhood. that police station in our ANC is a local joke. all the police do there is park cruisers and baracade themselves inside. i have not seen a cop walking around here in 10 years. we see cruisers flying by but they dont stop and talk to locals. but when i go to logan circle the cops atleast speak to people. i dont expect and request a hug from a cop. we welcome the council funding 100 new police officers. lets hope they get assigned to 308 and give tommy barnes some help.

ps. oh, and the mayor is on a trade mission to africa ::::eye roll::::

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

mary cheney

marys dad, vice president dick cheney is my 5th cousin 2 X's removed. please dont hold that against me. and to all you liberals out there... alec baldwin is also a cousin, so there!

acceptance not tolerance

would somebody tell mrs cropp that gays no longer will accept tolerance as the standard. we expect acceptance and nothing less.

Monday, May 08, 2006

mayoral forum

tonight at the Human Rights Campaign headquaters was a mayoral forum for the district of columbia. marie johns came away the leader of the pack. michael brown clearly the most lively of the group. vincent orange was ok. as was adrian fenty. mrs cropp played panderer to those in the group who are satisfied with the crumbs from the head table. turn out will be the key and of course the endorsement of the washington post. today, it's a race between fenty, cropp and johns.

a yellow house in arles

Saturday, May 06, 2006

saurkraut tasting test

ok, we sampled 3 saurkrauts

1 hebrew national
2 uncle will's
3 double H

winner of taste test was Double H
the other two would have been great with fruit added or something but
Double H was the best by far. lots of vinegar.

my only question is: what does the H represent? :-)

persian eggplant casserole

3 large eggplant unpeeled and cubed
1 large green pepper, chopped
2 large onions peeled and chopped
4 large tomatoes chopped
2 stalk celery, chopped
1 garlic bulb peeled and crushed
1/2 cup olive oil
3 tbl spoon sea salt
1 tbl spoon black pepper
any herbs from garden

350 oven and place all in large casserole and stir in olive oil/herb mixture gently but throughly.
bake uncovered 30 minutes. stir mixture and bake 30 more minutes.
serve hot or cold.

thanks to aunt najmieh for sharing :-)

drunk patrick kennedy

and patrick kennedy was getting drunk at Hawk & Dove and got into his car and drove. why didnt that idiot walk or take a cab? those stupid kennedys getting drunk and going for a drive. if patrick kennedy lived in shaw his ass would have been locked up and in central booking fast.
of course he got preferential treatment and shouldnt have.

historic trail markers

shaw main streets have made a FABULOUS contribution to the neighborhood with these trail markers around the neighborhood. why ANC voted no confidence in shaw main streets strikes me as petty. and makes the commissioners who support such motions look like jealous fools.

oh dear

Thursday, May 04, 2006

palm springs weekend

black olives stuffed w/ anchovy & garlic

1 can large pitted black olives rinsed
1 large head of garlic peeled and sliced
anchovy paste
2 tablespoon olive oil

squirt a drop of anchovy paste on some garlic and fill the pitted olive.
drizzle with olive oil to shine
serve tooth picked as for hors d'oeurves


ANC 2C and the group of Scripture Cathedral members were not seated by the ABC Board.
Barring a successful appeal by the parties denied protestant status, ANC 2F will conclude its voluntary agreement with Be Bar, approve it at their June meeting, and go back to the ABC for a status hearing on June 26th with all issues resolved and ready for the ABC to vote.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Monday, May 01, 2006

fyi didnt go

to any illegal immigration demonstrations today.

but not enough

Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) said he believes a congressional resolution expressing remorse for slavery would be a "powerful, worthy" idea.

home decor and good taste

this review by terry castle is an excellent point of departure.

solid gold handcuffs

what would bishop long think,,2102-2139240,00.html

equality in new york state

somethings gonna happen in good old new york state soon.