Those of us who live in the nation’s capital have to put up with a lot. The horrendous traffic, summer heat and humidity, high cost of living, bloviating politicians and posturing bureaucrats, dysfunctional governments, hordes of tourists, etc. One of the rewards for our patience is the annual blooming of …Read More »
Gyrocopter Stunt Exposes Security Vulnerabilities
Yesterday’s crash landing of a gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn again exposed security vulnerabilities in the area of the National Mall. The pilot, identified as Doug Hughes, claims to have flown his craft from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, about 65 miles away. Upon his arrival in DC, he buzzed the White House and …Read More »
Video: Special Delivery! Gyrocopter Crash Lands on Capitol Lawn!
I was in downtown DC with my laptop and little Panasonic compact camera in my backpack. I’d been working on a video about protests and demonstrations in DC, and I heard that a group of demonstrators advocating pot legalization and DC statehood had chained themselves to a 42-foot “Liberty Pole” on …Read More »