A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 21, 2013
Governmentland (government + land)

"Governmentland” (government + land) has been cited in print since at least February 1997 as “Governmentland on the Potomac” (Washington, DC, the capital city on the Potomac River) by Sarah F. Wassum (apparently also “sfw” in other messages). “Governmentland USA – McLean, Va/Washington DC.” was cited in print in 2007.

Since about 2005, however, “Governmentland” has meant a sort of government heaven where bureaucrats rule over all. “Joe Biden comes from Governmentland where jobs are ‘permanent’” was cited in 2011 and illustrates the use of “Governmentland” as a bureaucratic dreamland.


dc.general
Sarah F. Wassum
2/3/97
(...)
Give you a chance to see DC as a real place, rather than as Governmentland on the Potomac.

Google Groups: alt.callahans
sfw
6.19.02
(...)
DC is really 2 seperate cities in many ways already - the theme park, governmentland-on-the-Potomac, and the actual city of Washington.

Google Groups: alt.support.childfree
sfw
3/8/04
(...)
She got to see bits of Governmentland on the Potomac (having previously seen only Petworth due to coming in from the north)

Inkhorn Piepowder
Sunday, January 23, 2005
Home from the cold
Well, it was interesting up yonder in Governmentland. They shore nuff got a lot of money and buildings and money and guns and everything you might need in a governmentland. But, I take it all with a corn of pepper, as they say.

Kaiser Permanente Thrive Exposed
8 comments to Kaiser replaces chief of digital records project
Anonymous
February 27, 2007 at 6:28 am
And he hails from Governmentland USA – McLean, Va/Washington DC.

The Radical Libertarian
Friday, August 21, 2009
Crazy Facts from GovernmentLand
Volunteered by Aaron Kinney at 9:32 AM
Here are some facts (from the New York Times no less) which show why government is all fail, all the time: ...

Betsy’s Page
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Crusing the Web
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Lee Habeeb notes that Joe Biden comes from Governmentland where jobs are “permanent.”

Mike Blake’s Unbalanced Opinions
Thursday, January 26, 2012
NFTA fare hike scam
(...)
Only in Governmentland can you run a business poorly, lose money, and still pay yourself and your friends hefty salaries. The people at the top have missed the bus.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Friday, June 21, 2013 • Permalink