We’ve Made It Through Another Week, DC

Phew, another week in DC! Things never seem to get boring around here do they?

  • We’ve got the Wizards pulling off a stunner against Cleveland to survive one more day in the NBA playoffs. Good luck tonight fellas. Let’s hope that Queen James doesn’t decide to open up a can of whoopass and dunk on your heads. Here are some tips for winning: play some aggressive D, drive to the hole, make your foul shots, and rebound for Rodman’s sake!
  • Deborah Jeanne Palfrey, the ‘DC Madam’, hung herself with some rope in a shed down in Florida. While suicide is not exactly the best way to solve your problems, I don’t feel sad for Deborah like a lot of people do. She got herself into her mess and then came up with a way to get herself out of it. Now if somehow we find out that there was foul play involved…that’s entirely different.
  • Taxis started installing meters. And by ‘taxis’, I mean about six of them. Cabbies are dragging their feet when it comes to installing them, claiming their income will be drastically reduced. And that’s my problem how? I’m sure they’ll figure out a way to trick the system, like taking the long way around town or by choosing streets that are known for traffic jams.
  • People lined up like starving wolves for free ice cream cones at Ben & Jerry’s. Baskin Robbins tried to follow that up by selling $0.31 scoops, but don’t they understand that nothing is better than free, and that people don’t want four pennies in change?
  • There was a shootout at a school in NE DC. None of the victims died thankfully, but did this make the national news? It’s shame that people are so immune to hearing about shootings in DC. If this had happened in some place like, I dunno, Taos, CNN would have been on the scene faster than Wolf Blitzer’s beard grows.

What did I miss? You know, when some of us move out of DC to some place like, I dunno, Taos…life is going to be pretty boring in comparison. I can’t wait to see what happens next week! Hopefully less shooting and more free ice cream.

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6 Comments so far

  1. Don (dc_don) on May 2nd, 2008 @ 11:08 am

    She "got herself into her mess" by connecting people who wanted to pay for sex with people who wanted to get paid for sex, and the IRS documents petitioning for search warrants (you can find them on The Smoking Gun) make no implication that she was failing to pay taxes on the earned money.

    So she has killed herself to avoid being sent to prison – on our dime – because we’ve decided as a society that it’s okay for people to fuck each other willy-nilly so long as they give it away for free. Palfrey gets tried and Match.com keeps on rolling.

    I think that’s just a waste. Of a life, of the lives damaged during her prosecution, and of the money spent prosecuting her.

  2. Max (mcook) on May 2nd, 2008 @ 11:19 am

    She ran a business that everyone knows is illegal and then got caught. I’m not arguing whether or not I think an escort service is right or wrong, but yes, by choosing to run that sort of business she got herself into a mess. I think DoADCWhore.com is a liiiiiittle bit different than Match.com.

    If I feel sorry for anyone, it’s for her mom and the rest of her family having to go through the court proceedings and now this.

  3. Don (dc_don) on May 2nd, 2008 @ 4:17 pm

    I grew up in Florida, where sodomy laws were written so broadly that, until they were overturned across the country in 2003 by the Supremes, it was illegal for gays or straights to get a blowjob.

    Perhaps this colors my opinion slightly, having been a lawbreaker as many times in my youth as I could manage, and leads me to think that just because a moronic law is on the books doesn’t mean that two consenting adults shouldn’t be free to do what they like with each other.

    And "DoADCWhore.com" is different from Match.com because the participants exchange money between themselves, period. Every singles site I ever used before finding my darling girlfriend had an option to find "casual encounters" or "playmates," obviously an effort to connect with people to be nothing more than sex partners. When Match.com brings two people together neither of them get paid. What else is the difference?

  4. Tiffany Bridge (tiffany) on May 2nd, 2008 @ 5:42 pm

    I might also add that adultfriendfinder.com is perfectly legal, again because a third party gets paid rather than the participants. I’m so glad we regulate the sex lives of consenting adults. < ./sarcasm >

  5. Max (mcook) on May 2nd, 2008 @ 5:56 pm

    Once again, one of my posts (or part of my post) has been picked apart and misinterpreted, by fellow authors no less.

    My point wasn’t whether or not prostitution or online dating are the same or that they should both be legal, my point is that she started a business, by choice, that involved illegal activities and got busted for it. She chose to end her own life rather than face the consequences and that’s her choice, therefore I’m not sad about it. If we find out that some high up politician had her murdered, then I’ll feel bad for her.

  6. Don (dc_don) on May 4th, 2008 @ 1:50 pm

    Well it’s no fun discussing things with someone who feels picked apart and misinterpreted, and that certainly wasn’t my intention in trying to discuss the matter. So I’ll simply state – I don’t see it that way.

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