Survival Tips For Glenn Beck Ralliers Coming To D.C. This Weekend

by ARIELLE KRIEGER · August 24, 2010

Here's a testament to the amazingness of the blogging world.  We awoke this morning to some words of wisdom from a Tea Party blogger who dished on the areas of D.C. to avoid for those out-of-towners who are descending on the Lincoln Memorial for Glenn Beck's (cough)  "Restoring Honor" rally on August 28th. This is how, apparently, you stay alive while in D.C.  One of his rules to live by:  just avoid the GREEN and YELLOW lines on the metro rail all together.

If our city is lucky, and the coming Tea Party members heed this blogger's advice, then we have a perfect map of where WE can avoid THEM.  But for some serious giggles, please read the blogger's cautionary delineation of the safe and not-so-safe parts of D.C.:

Safety and Mores

Many parts of DC are safe beyond the areas I will list here, but why chance it if you don't know where you are?

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. There is of course nothing wrong with many other areas; but you don't know where you are, so you should not explore them.

If on foot or in a cab or bus, stay in Bethesda, Arlington (preferably north Arlington), Crystal City, Falls Church, Annandale, or Alexandria, or in DC only in northwest DC west (i.e. larger street numbers) of 14th or 16th streets, or if on Capitol Hill only in SE Capitol Hill (zip 20003) between 1st and 8th Streets, not farther out than 8th (e.g. 9th, 10th etc). (Or stay on the Mall and at the various monuments.) Again there are many other lovely places, from the Catholic University of America to Silver Spring, Maryland. But you don't know where you are so you cannot go, especially at night, unless you take me with you.

And here's the pertaining map that DCist was kind enough to draw up:

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BTW, if you're unfamiliar with the "Restoring Honor Rally" that is about to take over our city, you can watch below for Glenn Beck's explanation: