The Green Line Is for Coffee Drinkers

A Tea Party guide tells rallygoers to stay off the Green and Yellow Lines

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    SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 25: Members of the Tea Party movement protest outside the Fairmont Hotel before U.S. President Barack Obama arrives for a fundraiser May 25, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Hundreds of protestors from different political groups staged the demonstration at a campaign fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA). (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Andrew Wiseman over at New Columbia Heights points to an item floating around the Twittersphere: a Tea Partier's guide to D.C. And Teaism doesn't make the list!

    Also out: Taking the Green or Yellow Lines after dark.

    A blogger with the Maine Refounders leg of the Tea Party offers some advice for Tea Partiers attending the Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" march on Washington, which just happens to fall totally coincidentally on the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered during his March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. Beck is delivering his speech at the Lincoln Memorial, approximately the same spot where King delivered his speech. (Another coincidence.)

    Writer Bruce Majors provides restaurant recommendations and useful tips for the tourist who's never traveled to D.C. Then he offers some unconventional transit pointers:

    If you are on the subway stay on the Red line between Union Station and Shady Grove, Maryland. If you are on the Blue or Orange line do not go past Eastern Market (Capitol Hill) toward the Potomac Avenue stop and beyond; stay in NW DC and points in Virginia. Do not use the Green line or the Yellow line. These rules are even more important at night.

    He hastens to add that "[t]here is of course nothing wrong with many other areas; but you don't know where you are, so you should not explore them." But his general proviso rules out the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, the only Target in the city, and everything in between.

    In truth there are just two places Tea Partiers should stay away from while Glenn Beck is in town. One, Hank's Oyster Bar, because I might want to eat there that night, and they don't take reservations. Two, Dunbar High School, where Rev. Al Sharpton will gather with the annual "Reclaim the Dream" march before proceeding to the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial. Beck and Sharpton do not exactly see eye to eye on the legacy of King (or Lincoln).