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Monday, April 21, 2008

Re: The Post Dan Did About Collapsing Housing Prices in the Far Flung DC Suburbs!

posted by on April 21 at 13:48 PM

Dear everyone who made fun of the Stranger’s hit on Prop 1—in short, sometimes the wrong light rail lines create sprawl rather than density—and dear everyone who made fun of me in particular for using DC’s far-flung suburbs as my case study:

The NPR report about the failing suburbs that Dan posted zoomed in those very same DC burbs.

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It is funny the home price are "collapsing" everywhere else (D.C. Metro area.) While here in the D.C. metro area they are merely not quite as expensive. I still can barely afford to buy a condo in Northern Virginia.

Posted by Clearlyhere | April 21, 2008 2:02 PM

You sir are a heretic! Bailiff - take him away and lock him up.

Now then, where were we? Ah yes - light rail is good, and light rail is transformative is a green and inexpensive fashion.

Any other comments?

Posted by Judge Dredd | April 21, 2008 2:03 PM

What does "zoomed" mean?

Posted by Fnarf | April 21, 2008 2:20 PM

That's a very disingenuous apples-to-oranges Josh, New Market as a suburb was create contemporaneously with the red line, not before it.

Federal Way is not far-flung and already has 100,000 people.

Posted by Andrew | April 21, 2008 2:25 PM

This is a very ECB "See I told you so" non-post. Especially since you didn't say much of anything in the first place, and the facts don't support you now.

Posted by TheMisanthrope | April 21, 2008 3:11 PM

Zoomed is like p0wned, Fnarf, only more so. The zoomee doesn't even know they've been zoomed.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 21, 2008 3:28 PM

So, how to get the light rail without the roads then? Wait? What's the solution?

Posted by Jeff | April 21, 2008 3:57 PM

Tacoma and Bellevue aren't suburbs in the way that Reston, VA is a suburb. Your analysis was wrong then, and it's wrong now.

Posted by bellevue & belmont | April 21, 2008 4:08 PM

@7 - they just rip up the roads and put light rail in its place. Then they use the leftover road material to make gated walls around the ultra-rich and set them afire during the food riots.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 21, 2008 4:29 PM

Is it supposed to say "zoomed in on"? I'm just not getting the grammar here. Will, you're no help, as usual.

Posted by Fnarf | April 21, 2008 7:05 PM

What made you think I was helping?

n00b (noun, Haxxor/Gamer)- refers to someone so short of a cluestick they can't even tell when they're being zoomed by somebody ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 21, 2008 10:15 PM

The suburbs are falling, the suburbs are falling.

@9 Do not underestimate the ability of the ultra-rich to arm themselves, hire their own private army, and defend their 'burbclaves. And they'll hoard all the cereal straws too.

Posted by PopTart | April 21, 2008 10:54 PM

Not the Cereal Straws!

This means WAR!

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 21, 2008 11:45 PM

Oh, yes, PLEASE, Will, tell us moremoremore about your "Haxxor" exploits. This is going to be good.

Posted by Fnarf | April 22, 2008 9:48 AM

@11: nub

Posted by Greg | April 22, 2008 12:29 PM

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