Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com June 27, 2011 at 8:59 am 2,903 12 Comments

District Taco Cart Returns — Just two days after it flipped over in the middle of a busy entrance ramp, the District Taco cart was patched up and serving crowds of customers at the Courthouse Farmers Market.

McAuliffe to Headline LGBT Fundraiser — Terry McAuliffe — who’s said to be considering another run for the Virginia governor’s mansion — is headlining a fundraiser for the Virginia Partisans, the Political Action Committee of the LGBT Democrats of Virginia. The fundraiser, which seeks to raise $40,000 for Democratic state Senate candidates, is being held at the house of County Board member Jay Fisette on July 14.

Endorsements in Delegate Race — There have been two significant endorsements in the Democratic primary battle for the 49th District House of Delegates seat. Alfonso Lopez has been endorsed by Jay Fisette, while Stephanie Clifford has been endorsed by retiring state Sen. Patsy Ticer. Fisette called Lopez “an effective advocate for Arlington and our values in Richmond.” Ticer was scheduled to make an appearance at a Clifford fundraiser Friday night.

DARPA Developing Killer Laser — Arlington’s own Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is developing a new, high-energy laser weapon that could someday be mounted on fighter jets, armored vehicles and patrol ships. [Military and Aerospace Electronics]

Mysterious Brown Flip Flop Spotted — A lone brown flip flop was spotted floating in a fountain near Circa restaurant in Clarendon Sunday morning. The intriguing sight was dubbed by Clarendon Culture as “the quintessence of Clarendon.” [Lockerz, Clarendon Culture]

  • G Clifford Prout

    Hurry up on that laser DARPA. Mount them on APD cars so whenever there is another “suspicious” package all they have to do is point and click. No more of these 3 hour traffic nightmares. Just blow ‘em up. Same goes for folks that threaten to jump off the 14th Street bridge. Aim and fire!

    • JamesE

      First sharks, then cars.

      • R.Griffon

        No, no, no. These are just your run-of-the-mill killer lasers. Frickin’ laser technology is still a few years off.

        Common mistake.

  • Jen

    Someone at DARPA just watched Real Genius.

    • TryTheTacos

      “Because there’s no defense… like a good offense”

      • gringo

        Yep, nothing keeps us safe like a good offense, just like Chalmers Johnson wrote about in Blowback.

    • TGEoA

      A girls gottta have her standards.

      • TryTheTacos

        If this thing doesn’t work out for it’s intended purpose – we could work on making enormous swiss cheese as well!

  • Clarendude

    I saw 2 floating brown flip-flops in that fountain yesterday !

  • Vinh An Nguyen

    Anyone who thinks flip-flops are somehow unique to Arlington must not get out much.

    • CrystalMikey

      It’s a joke…see “Arlington Rap” on YouTube.

  • R.Griffon

    District Taco would also like to announce it’s new dessert menu items: Apple Turnovers and Pineapple Upside Down Cake.


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