Tag Archives: DC

DC cab drivers strike to protest Uber; Uber business in DC booms!


Gee, what better way to advertise? D.C. taxi drivers decided to strike today in protest against Uber, the wildly popular mobile app startup that connects passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire and ridesharing services.

Instead of garnering sympathy, the strikers lost out big time as stranded tourists and commuters flocked to Uber.

Honk if you love competition!


Flashback, London-style:


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/25/d-c-cab-drivers-strike-to-protest-uber-uber-business-in-d-c-booms/

‘It’s a new day’: Marion Barry praises DC’s decriminalization of marijuana

D.C. City Council voted today to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana held for personal use. Council member Marion Barry, who is currently in a rehabilitation center receiving physical therapy, wasn’t present for the vote, but he’s glad to hear that “young black boys” (and everyone else, presumably) can now enjoy their weed while avoiding criminal records.

Barry wasn’t the only one welcoming the news.


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/04/its-a-new-day-marion-barry-praises-dcs-decriminalization-of-marijuana/