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Look out Loudoun and Fauquier Counties! The big enchilada that is Fairfax County is about to take over your horsey status as “Horse Country.” A movement is underway to banish horse-less carriages in favor of more horses, bicycles and walking in Fairfax County, Virginia.

In future, beginning July 2009, Fairfax County residents seeking admission to their own taxpayer funded park-lands, must pay a fee if they arrive in a “horse-less” carriage, but no fee if they arrive riding a horse. This is blatant discrimination against non-equine modes of transportation. Why is Fairfax County trying to become horsey Fauquier County? If one employs a horse-less carriage instead of a horse to transport oneself, why should the horse be favored in entering into government owned parks.

Do horses pay taxes to Fairfax County?  I do not know. I do not own a horse, because Fairfax County will not allow me to stable one upon my minuscule Fairfax County property. But Fairfax County does allow me, for now at least, to keep a horse-less carriage on my property, and I do know that my horseless carriage indeed pays taxes to Fairfax County.

I demand to be allowed to keep a horse, so that I can get into Fairfax County’s parks without paying a penalty.

Read today’s WaPo for this latest revelation about Fairfax County’s Plan to charge its own tax-paying residents to enter publicly own parks.

If you are interested in fighting Fairfax County’s City Hall on this “additional” tax on horse-less carriages, read PatCleary.com.

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A Picture from Edna

We saw Kooza at Cirque do Soleil last night. Here am I the morning after. It was a wonderful show. I am so happy that I was not the lady whose seat popped up in the air during the show. She looked like she was about to have a heart attack. I think I would have. We did get popcorn, confetti, water spray and every other harmless thing you can think of sprayed upon us. We were in the second row in front of the stage. Actually, I found it somewhat frightening being so close – in case any of their acts were to fall or structures collapse. But it didn’t happen, so we had a good time.

We drove over to National Harbor at Fort Washington, Maryland. Although the Wilson Bridge was to be mostly closed off at 9 pm, we avoided that pending disaster by going over the bridge in the other direction. Next weekend we must remember to not go over the bridge towards Virginia anytime after 9 pm on Friday night.

The image, Kooza from Cirque du Soleil, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Barneykin’s flickr account.

Visit Neddy’s Archives for more of Edna’s writings.

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