Friday, May 19, 2017

Bethesda construction update: Hyatt Regency Bethesda (Photos)

I believe some of these renderings posted at the Hyatt Regency on Wisconsin Avenue are new. The banner is touting the extensive renovations being nearly complete. With competitor Marriott building a new hotel a few blocks up in several years, these upgrades were needed to stay competitive.






55 comments:

Barwood Sucks said...

8:10 AM You're always quick with an insult or personal attack.

Anonymous said...

Are you two the same person? All the time, you post a minute or two apart from each other. Weird.

Anonymous said...

That's funny, I could have sworn that there were four comments when I previously loaded this thread.

Anonymous said...

D O N K E Y !
THE CEMETERY STORY IS LIKE AN ONION ITS GOT LAYERS !

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I'd read the hell out of Dobert Ryer. Its where all the good stuff is.

Anonymous said...

8:49 AM

All for that blog, but only if it includes Pacific Time instead of Eastern Time.

Anonymous said...

(9) People should post in this blog with a number in parenthesis at the beginning to show what has been deleted ahead of them.

Anonymous said...

(10) great idea

Anonymous said...

(11) Agreed.

Anonymous said...

(12) count me in (pun intended)

Anonymous said...

Have Summer Fridays started for the unpaid interns?

Anonymous said...

(27) Dyer is worse than cancer-aids.

Anonymous said...

Please, please create this blog.

Anonymous said...

(29) for the please, please create this blog posting

Anonymous said...

(30) If Robert wins a council seat, that would be a full time job and it would be a conflict of interest owning the media that is reporting on him. Just wanted to throw that out there

Anonymous said...

(145) I'M ABOUT TO BE DELETED GOODBYE CRUEL BIRDBRAIN!!!

Anonymous said...

(18) Huge NoVa Office Complex To Be Converted To Apartments:

http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2017/05/19/massive-office-to-residential-conversion-planned.html

Anonymous said...

Isn't it already if he's planning to run?
Or at least certainly a clear indication of bias.

Anonymous said...

This is a silly conversation to be having. Last time around he got spanked by both a democrat and republican. His views have gotten even more bizarre since then. My guess is very, very few people will take him seriously. I hope he runs merely for the entertainment value. Hans will destroy him again.

Robert Dyer said...

4:39: Hysterical. Last time I lost because the cemetery precincts came in strong for Hans Riemer, and the post pulled a fast one with a totally-misleading endorsement of another Republican candidate.

My views not only aren't bizarre, but line up exactly with those in angry neighborhoods countywide, regarding development, planning, and protecting established neighborhoods.

Trust me, people are taking me seriously. That's why they have you, one of their Guy Fridays, adding trolling here to his list of daily chores.

I will definitely provide entertainment value, as I wipe the floor with your beloved stooges in the debates. Hans won't destroy me again if the County removes the illegal voters from the rolls as demanded by Judicial Watch, and if we have poll watchers at the more questionable precincts looking for illegal voters.

12:43: I guess you slept through the years when Bloomberg published positive news about Mike Bloomberg and his radical agenda while he was mayor of New York. Tinfoil Mike never quit, and neither will I.

Anonymous said...

Is that the reason for so many Westbard cemetery stories? Are you just trying to court the cemetery precinct votes?

Robert Dyer said...

6:52: That's not the way it works. Illegal voters use the names of the dead-but-still-registered voters. It's kind of hard to actually vote yourself when you are dead.

Anonymous said...

WTF is an "angry neighborhood"? I sure wouldn't want to live in one.

Robert Dyer said...

7:14: Ask Berliner, Floreen, Leventhal and Elrich as they clear out their offices due to term limits.

Anonymous said...

"The [P]ost pulled a fast one with a totally-misleading endorsement of another Republican candidate."

Really? What did they say that was "misleading"?

Anonymous said...

Robert so are you admitting that the only way you have a shot at office is to force out the current council with term limits instead of beating them fair and square? Drain the current talent to let you in?

Anonymous said...

Yah, Robert...I'm sure 40,000 dead people voted for Hans over you. You're ridiculous. He kicked your ass in every way. Stop making excuses. People either didn't like you or thought you were a joke. Probably both.

Anonymous said...

Real talk: Robert lost in every election he's ever run in (to my knowledge) because he's alienated parts of the voting populace through his nasty comments on this blog, isn't well liked - as evidenced by at least a good 75% of the comments on this blog, apparently has small ideas based on his vote tally, and runs a more than slightly failing blog when compared to Bethesda Magazine. Let's be honest, Hans very handedly beat Dyer and a second candidate on the merits of his campaign...not some cucuckoo nonsense about the cemeteries coming in strong for Dyer. Let's put this one to bed...Dyer winning in all probability is about as realistic as 40,000 illegal voters voting for Reimer. Can we all agree on this? Good.

Anonymous said...

No one saw Hogan winning Governor.
I thought he had no shot either, so stranger things have happened.

Giving Hogan some Republicans to work with on the county level is a good idea.

Robert Dyer said...

4:15: Yes, let's be honest - one small sweep of the election rolls recently in MoCo alone turned up 14,000 dead or out-of-county names that were expunged, according to the Board of Elections. That was prior to Judicial Watch's analysis that showed more voters registered in the county than there are people eligible to vote.

40,000 in a county of 1,000,000 is a pretty small number, to boot.

So it is totally possible that 40,000 illegal votes could be cast for Riemer.

The only nasty comments on this blog are posted by you, the troll, and don't affect voters' opinion of me. In fact, they hurt YOUR candidates, when voters see what kind of vulgar lowlife morons Riemer has working for him.

Lots of troll comments by one manchild doesn't equal "a good 75%" of readers. Nice try.

4:00: Based on the results of the term limits vote, about 70% of voters "don't like the Council, or thought they were a joke. Probably both."

8:08: The Post editorial board made up a generic liberal-Republican-style Mac Mathias platform for the candidate, and included none of his actual platform, which included tolling people for using regular commuting roads, and denying the minimum wage to anyone who wasn't a college graduate, proposals that would hardly spur a surge of voter support.

Their tactic is always the same in a multi-seat race - try to prevent a GOP victory by endorsing someone other than the front-runner to drag him or her down. This either worked, or the numbers were tainted by voter fraud.

I actually have noticed major voting results anomalies that I never brought up in the past, because I don't want to be a sore loser. But now that we have this new evidence of voter fraud in the county, I think those precinct results need to be examined from 2010 and 2014.

And that's another reason we need poll watchers at the precincts where that questionable activity seemed to take place for the next election.

Anna Van Horn said...

"14,000 dead or out-of-county names that were expunged."

And NONE of them had voted after they died or after they moved.
Henny-pennying and wasting money.


Frogs can suffocate if they hold their mouth open too long.

Anonymous said...

Which precincts had "questionable activity"?

Anonymous said...

Didn't you still lose by over 40,000 votes?

Anonymous said...

Dyer @ 7:52 AM - "Their tactic is always the same in a multi-seat race - try to prevent a GOP victory by endorsing someone other than the front-runner to drag him or her down."

What lef you to believe that you were the front-runner?

"This either worked, or the numbers were tainted by voter fraud."

The third possibility is that the voters rejected you because you are an incoherent loon with no relevant experience.

Robert Dyer said...

9:02: For someone who "isn't the troll," you seem to be conveniently right with him on every topic. You don't seem to know how voter fraud works - illegal voters, organized in advance, go to polling places and assume the identities of the deceased or moved voters.

Robert Dyer said...

4:52: My positions are directly in line with the neighborhoods across the county that are under assault. Ironically, the Post couldn't publish the policy positions of the candidate they endorsed, because they were so eccentric and unappealing to the average taxpayer.

In Westbard, people who followed the Post's advice had voter's remorse immediately, when the sector plan charrette launched a week after Election Day.

Robert Dyer said...

9:57: A lot. I'm sure we'll be reading about all of the specific precincts when the Post does an exposé on it next year.

Robert Dyer said...

12:43: Not fair and square. No media coverage, and the cemetery precincts and illegals came in strong for Riemer. Clearing the rolls, and having poll watchers in 2018, will wack that 40,000 down to size.

70% for term limits. Nuff said.

Anna Van Horn said...

11:10PM - Of course I understand how voter fraud works. That's evident from my post at 9:02. Splat: That's the sound of your attempt to ridicule my intelligence falling flat.

What don't you understand? None of those 14,000 names had been used for fraudulent voting. Period. No harm no foul. So the names get expunged and they come up with some procedure or policy to help stop that problem in the future. The Brennan Center for Justice has some good information on voter fraud.

33% of All Business Failures or Bankruptcies are due to theft and fraud.

Anonymous said...

"You don't seem to know how voter fraud works - illegal voters, organized in advance, go to polling places and assume the identities of the deceased or moved voters."

Except that this has never actually happened. Not just in the County, but in the entire USA.

Anonymous said...

How do you know that "the cemetery precincts" didn't turn out to vote for term limits?

Anonymous said...

Dyer @ 11:16 PM (2:16 AM EDT)

How is any of that proof that you were actually the front-runner?

Robert Dyer said...

5:59: Uh, because I was in first place in every primary and general election I've run in until the deceptive endorsement of another GOP candidate in November 2014 was run by the Post. Or voter fraud.

5:38: It has happened, I'm sorry to break it to you. Massive voter fraud. Brian Frosh and Ben Cardin talked about it last fall, and said to report to them immediately anything you see that's suspicious. That's what poll watchers will do in 2018.

4:35: You have an evidence-free opinion. Meanwhile, the Judicial Watch analysis, and precinct results anomalies from 2010 and 2014 provide actual evidence of voting irregularities and fraud.

14% of illegal immigrants report being registered to vote in a recent study. Put the 3 together, and you have strong evidence of voter fraud in MoCo.

Anna Van Horn said...

I reiterate where you can find the accurate information:

The Brennan Center for Justice has some good information on voter fraud.
Part of New York University School of Law
https://www.brennancenter.org/

I reckon they're infinitely more credible than Judicial Watch. You'd do well to browse their site and learn a few things about 2010 and 2014.

Remember that 14% you tout is really .124%. We went over (and over and over) this before. BIG difference.

Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t vote

Anonymous said...

Read Brian Frosh's own words March 7, 2017

http://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/press/2017/030717.pdf

Anonymous said...

"Massive voter fraud. Brian Frosh and Ben Cardin talked about it last fall"

They were referring to Ehrlich's robocalls you birdbrain.

Does anything ever penetrate that thick skull of yours?

Robert Dyer said...

11:16: Wait a minute - that was the troll who argued about that. You slipped up again. Being liberal doesn't make an organization more credible than non-partisan Judicial Watch, whose numbers were not disputed by the very liberal Washington Post.

Robert Dyer said...

11:47: You don't see robo calls at polling places, which is where Frosh and Cardin asked voters to call their offices from if witnessing voter fraud.

11:34: We're talking about what Frosh said in fall 2016, not this year. Wake up.

Anna Van Horn said...

I'll go by Frosh's most current statement regarding the 2016 election.

Did you mean when he said this last October?:
"“Every registered voter has a right to cast a ballot, free of unlawful intimidation, discrimination or obstruction,” said Attorney General Frosh. “Voter fraud, voter intimidation and voter suppression are illegal. Our office will do everything it can to ensure that our right to vote is respected and protected.”"

Anna Van Horn said...

Judicial Watch was formed in 1994 as a right-wing organization to discredit the Clintons. per the NYT

Their strategy is simple: Carpet-bomb the federal courts with Freedom of Information Act lawsuits. A vast majority are dismissed.
The organization filed its first lawsuit against the Clintons shortly after its formation in 1994, and it pretty much never stopped. It is currently the plaintiff in more than 20 suits involving Mrs. Clinton.

I'll stick with the Brennan Center's analysis.

Robert Dyer said...

4:08: Nope - I'm talking about what he said in November 2016: “'If you encounter fraud or misconduct, let us know,' Frosh said. He advised voters to inform an election judge at the polling place, the State Board of Elections, and his office if they witness or experience any difficulties or illegal activity while voting."

He's referring to exactly the sort of voter fraud at the polls that I am talking about.

4:20: Considering the illegal activities of the Clintons, the corruption of their foundation, Bill Clinton's rape dossier, and the trail of mysterious deaths the couple are connected to, including one in the news now, 20 lawsuits sounds about right to me.

Anna Van Horn said...

Oh, please. What was ACTUALLY said: (per the WaPo)

"“If you encounter fraud or misconduct, let us know,” Frosh said, speaking at a Prince George’s early voting site where dozens of people were waiting to cast ballots. “Voter intimidation and voter deception are still dangerous to our democracy.”

Cardin organized the news conference in response to warnings from national voting and civil rights groups, who say a 2013 Supreme Court ruling that struck down a section of the Voting Rights Act could lead to renewed partisan efforts to disenfranchise voters."

Report accurately.

Robert Dyer said...

6:25: I published exact quotes from both men. It doesn't get more accurate than that.

G. Money said...

5:29: So if Brian Frosh said "If you encounter space aliens in your backyard, let us know," you'd consider that evidence that there are space aliens in your backyard?