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  •  I grew up in the DC area (24+ / 0-)

    I agree, there is now a soulessness to DC in general and in "The Bubble" of power politics, there is no soul at all and you really can feel that. It got exponentially worse during the Reagan era and has only festered since then.

    Used to be, the suburbs were really bedroom communities for the many govt workers and DC itself hummed with the business of government, lobbying was present but not the overwhelming presence it now is....once the locust hoardes of lobbyists found the way to squeeze golden eggs out of the polictical class, and the corporate media craved "access" over reporting, it has become rather grotesque.

    You really can't go home again....

    I remember when Tyson's Corner was a country crossroads and Dulles Airport was waaaaay the heck out in the country!

    In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. John Adams

    by blue armadillo on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 10:00:33 AM PST

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    •  Back when you could drive by the RFK house... (11+ / 0-)

      ....and there would be a touch football game goin on on the lawn....

      (this actually happened to me--my late uncle-a federal employee-lived in Vienna...)

      "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

      by leftykook on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 10:53:00 AM PST

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      •  yeah- we used to drive by once in a while too (3+ / 0-)
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        It really was very small townish, overall, "back in the day" Of course lots was going on in the proverbial smoke-filled backrooms and the press stayed mum about things like affairs of the powerful, but still, it felt alive, like a city of the people...now it does feel cold, driven and devoid of any soul.
        And the traffic is abominable and houses are near unaffordable.

        In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. John Adams

        by blue armadillo on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 05:09:15 PM PST

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