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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Reston: 'Best City' for Political Junkies, Other Random Nutjobs

IMG_0469.JPGAs if recent political events haven't been enough fun, Reston was just named one of the 10 best cities for political junkies by U.S. News and World Report, which apparently no longer publishes anything but top 10 lists about random cities you wouldn't be caught dead in -- except Reston, of course.

Anyhoo! Here's what they said about Reston:

If, as political scientists have found, tight-knit communities produce more interest in politics, Reston, Va., is a prime example. Located 20 miles outside of Washington, Reston is a planned community with a neighborly spirit. It stands out in Northern Virginia for its green pathways, European-style town plazas for commercial districts, and a neighborhood association that provides public services.
Hmmm. Aren't "public services" socialism, albeit earth-toned socialism?

Sadly, the article didn't mention our history of political activism, or our entertaining local elections, or our nuanced discussion of the issues, or even our political gatherings. In your face, also-ran cities like Bethesda, Md., Syracuse, N.Y., and Brookline, Mass.!


  1. From the Uplands of RestonSeptember 29, 2009 at 4:56 AM

    European-style town plazas-- hah. Tells me they haven't been to Europe.

  2. Shouldn't that be muave-colored socialism?

  3. DRB violation! As per the covenant: all socialism in Reston shall be only of DRB approved colors. (Or should it be colours? for proper Euro-Socialism?

  4. Blood-sucking resident of Lake AnneSeptember 29, 2009 at 11:25 PM

    Hitler's been raised from the dead more times in the past year than I can ever recall. It's given me a yearning to go out and rent "They Saved Hitler's Brain".

  5. barry is destroying this country.

  6. From the Uplands of RestonOctober 1, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Anon 9/30/3:04
    I disagree.
    We need more political junkies, more political process, we need more rights like healthcare for all, including pets. We can never have enough lawyers in this country, and we definitely should hold Hollywood up as our moral compass.
    Artists, because of the joy they bring our hum-drum lives, should be exempt from laws. Laws are for the little people, like paying taxes is only for clueless Republicans (I know - redundant). What could go wrong?

  7. You mean like Geithner?


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