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September 18, 2006

a new 'nelly' sports bar in tha 'hood

Nellies logoOn Sunday I completely forgot to catch a sneak preview of the new Nellie's Sports Bar just around the corner from me at 900 U St., NW DC. The proprietor is a former neighbor of mine, and I think a gay sports bar is a neat idea. I don't know how much it will live up to the concept, but it's nice to be living somewhere where gay bars are popping up all around where I live!

This just in...video footage on YouTube of our Saturday rugby match. About halfway through the reel you can see me dig out a ball and do a nice scrumhalf delivery. Remember, I'm on the white, blue and scarlet team this time.

In case you didn't already mistrust the current administration, here's disturbing news about how connections to the GOP were/are more important than talent or skill in the rebuilding of Iraq. I can't imagine how much time, lives or my tax dollars have already been squandered by Joe-Bob's buddy Earl who had no international development experience but got sent overseas to manage these projects.

It is true that connections and contacts will get you places here in DC. I use it to my advantage and to help friends get jobs all the time. And to be fair I've worked under Clinton appointees that are complete bozos too. But one would hope that the appointer would give a little more consideration on how well the appointee can perform the job. But as is typical with a lot of those under W, most are incompetent and got their jobs from just knowing someone, many times to the detriment of said department's supposed customers.

Posted by jimbo at September 18, 2006 11:18 AM


I've always been told and have learned, that appointees are ignored or you just wait until their term ends. They're often low grade idiots, (e.g. Michael Brown of FEMA) raised far above their competence level. Sometimes you get lucky, but don't put your career on the line for a temp. Don't even get me started on how administrations sell, err, appoint ambassador appointments; W is worse than many in the past though.

Bunnatine Greenhouse, the SES at USACE who uncovered the Hilliburton no-bid fuel contracts at Corps of Engineers, has been my idol for over two years now.

Posted by: copperred at September 18, 2006 1:55 PM

I *love* that title. We should go sometime and watch badminton or something.


Posted by: durban bud at September 18, 2006 2:24 PM

I DEFINITELY have to get a T-shirt from there!

Posted by: Andy at September 18, 2006 9:00 PM

I went to a gay sports bar in the west village once. A bunch of old crusty dudes had their eyes glued to the tube--wrestling. I asked, "So is this like college wrestling or something," I queried.
Without taking their eyes of the screen, they answered in unison, "High school."

Posted by: jeremy at September 19, 2006 2:51 AM

God bless 'em, but that logo is horrible.

Posted by: johnny at September 20, 2006 12:01 PM

ALL sports bars, even the "straight" ones, are totally gay -
though the levels of pure theater are elevated in the homo ones.
Gym in the West Village is a HUGE drag show,
with crowds of sissies working on their "butch-ness"-
imitating the swaggering breeders who themselves are performing an act.

"The only time one should wear a ball cap is while actually playing baseball - unless one is nine years old." :-)

Posted by: circleinasquare at September 20, 2006 4:13 PM

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