10:57 AM yesterday
commented on Imagine Skyscrapers on the National Mall
DC could easily add height without screwing up the mall. Instead of adding tall buildings downtown (around the Mall) building restrictions could be eased around already dense metro stops, i.e. Tenleytown, Woodley Park, New York Avenue, etc. This would maintain the integrity of the Mall's "feel" while allowing smart growth density along transit lines. Plus, it's not like there aren't decently tall building right across the river in Roslyn, essentially adjacent to the Mall.
commented on The Forbidden Review
As someone who knows Stu, I can understand the focus on his boobs. They're quite... substantial.
commented on Hey, Olympia: You Have a (Columbia River Crossing) Bridge To Sell Me
As someone who travels through PDX regularly, you'd think I'd want a new bridge. And maybe a new bridge is needed (though a major seismic upgrade to the current bridges would also suffice). But the CRC isn't really a bridge project. It's actually 5+ miles of new freeway and a whole bunch of new interchanges DISGUISED as a bridge project so that it might qualify for federal money. It's a boondoggle.
And anyone who spends more than 10 minutes trying to understand it will come to the conclusion that it's an absurd and expensive project (as currently envisioned) that fails almost every objective test thrown at it. (Won't improve traffic or commute times; is too low for water transport; traffic has been decreasing rather than increasing...
Sadly, the powers that be are so beholden to this project (they've already spent $160 million on it) that they can't let go of it, or alter it appreciably, at this point. Might as well just flush money down the toilet.
commented on Yum?
As a proponent of the "raw food" movement.....