The Takoma Park city council meeting will be well covered elsewhere, no doubt, as it votes for a resolution tonight (July 23) in favor of impeaching the President and Vice President of the United States.
Also, no doubt there will be the usual round of smirking articles about Takoma Park, based on previous smirking articles, written by smirky lazybones who only get their information from what other smirky lazybones have written. Your Gilbert will bestow the Rattie Award upon whichever writer serves up the most warmed-over Takoma Park stories and stereotypes with the biggest smirk.
Those would include: the infamous rat story, the untrue rumor that gas mowers are banned in the city, descriptions of Motocat (the long deceased motorcycle-riding cat), freeroaming roosters, voting rights for aliens, and terms such as: “Berkley East”, “stuck in the sixties,” “aging hippies,” “Birchenstock-wearing,” references to vegan/vegetarian diet, and of course, “Nuclear Free Zone.”
Dear Readers, send in your nominations!