Monday, August 7, 2006

the meet-and-greet continues . . .

Just Up The Pike has been invited to join Steve Silverman on a bus tour of the Purple Line route early tomorrow morning. Normally, I blanch at anything that requires me to be in Langley Park at 6:30 am, but the tour does end in Bethesda, where I work. This promises to be a better commute than normal - I wonder how my fellow passengers will react when they see the trip doesn't take forty-five minutes as scheduled.

Citizen activism is very useful, it seems to me. Hopefully if I keep plugging away at this I'll be as famous as those Clarksburg wives, Amy Presley and the lot of them . . .

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about an apology for slandering Steve Silverman with a false quotation?

Rfustero said...

I took the tour Monday and I would suggest that anyone who supports the Purple Line take the tour--it might change their mind.

The tour will show the Purple Line for what it really is- an environmental disaster and a waste of taxpayers money.

I know Ike Leggett has already taken the tour, I am just wondering if Steve Silverman is going to turn this into a photo-op.

Anonymous said...

Gee, I guess the blog administrator didn't like the fact that I criticized him for calling the activists "Clarksburg wives" and expressing my opinion that it was chauvinistic. No wonder he and Silverman see eye to eye so much.

thecourtyard said...

I stand by my mildly sarcastic barb, so long as Amy Presley is a woman, married, and living in Clarksburg. If that entitles you to call me a chauvinist, fine, but leave Silverman out of this. I don't recall him commenting on the marital status of the Clarksburg activists.

Anonymous said...

I'm more interested in the fact that you needed to make fun of the Clarksburg activists who pointed out that Silverman had completely failed in his responsibility to exercise oversight of Park and Planning. And that's not just my opinion; it's the opinion Royce Hanson expressed in the report he wrote for the County Council. Can you explain why it's okay for you to make fun of civic activists who criticize Silverman, but you are offended when NeighborsPAC makes fun of Silverman? Double standard?

thecourtyard said...

Or how about this: you and the MoCo Progressive-types can talk about how righteous you are and how all your developer-busting is going to stop sprawl in Montgomery County, but all that prejudiced-driven NIMBYism causes is more sprawl outside of the County, which these types seem to gloss over? That's a double standard to me. Why don't you come from behind the "anonymous" shield and show some courage.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you must have been sitting too close to the exhaust on your little bus ride.

thecourtyard said...

. . . as I have all summer. Give me some real news.

Anonymous said...

Here's something that WASN'T news; no coverage AT ALL on channel 7 of Silverman's made up event. I guess they just couldn't fit it in with their coverage of the chicken races. Now that's REAL news.