I may be 2,653 miles from Washington for some R&R, but I'm still tracking the goings-on in our fair city. Here are two D.C. items you may be interested in:
Metro Riders Group: Sick of paying higher metro fares but still facing broken-down escalators, rude Metro employees and over-crowded trains? You're not alone.
If you have a love/hate relationship with Metro and would like to give recommendations on how to improve the system to Metro management - who, let's face it, need as much help as they can get - join the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Riders Union Group. WMATRU is a consumers group that just formed a couple of months ago but is already almost 300 members strong. Right now there's a very spirited discussion on how to make Metro profitable without gouging the average consumer.
Rep. Barney Frank Goes Hollywood: Forget New Jersey Gov. James E. "I Just Came Out of the Closet" McGreevey. Starting today at Visions Bar Noir, watch a documentary of one gay politiican who wasn't afraid to tell the world who he is. In fact, he's proud of it: "Let's Get Frank" is a profile of Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) and it will be at Visions for one week. This Sunday, the man himself will be there for the 6:15 p.m showing and will participate in a Q&A session afterward.