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

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Entry from April 02, 2014
District of Cunts (Washington, D.C. nickname)

The United States capital of Washington, District of Columbia ("DC"), has been nicknamed the “District of Cunts” since at least 2009. The nickname was popularized on the television series Veep (airing June 23, 2013), where Julia Louis-Dreyfus (playing Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President of the United States) said:

“You get fucked by everybody in D.C, your friends, your enemies, your colleagues. That’s Washington D.C for you. D.C.—District of Cunts!”

Other “D.C.” nicknames include “District of Confusion” (since at least 1943), “District of Corruption” (since 1951) and “District of Criminals” (since at least 1992)


Wikipedia: Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. (pronounced /ˈwɒʃɪŋtən ˌdiːˈsiː/), formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States, founded on July 16, 1790. Article One of the United States Constitution provides for a federal district, distinct from the states, to serve as the permanent national capital. The City of Washington was originally a separate municipality within the federal territory until an act of Congress in 1871 established a single, unified municipal government for the whole District. It is for this reason that the city, while legally named the District of Columbia, is known as Washington, D.C. Named in honor of George Washington, the city shares its name with the U.S. state of Washington located on the country’s Pacific coast.

The District is located on the north bank of the Potomac River and is bordered by the states of Virginia to the southwest and Maryland to the other sides. The city has a resident population of 599,657; because of commuters from the surrounding suburbs, its population rises to over one million during the workweek. The Washington Metropolitan Area, of which the District is a part, has a population of 5.4 million, the eighth-largest metropolitan area in the country.

The centers of all three branches of the federal government of the United States are located in the District, as are many of the nation’s monuments and museums. Washington, D.C. hosts 174 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The headquarters of other institutions such as trade unions, lobbying groups, and professional associations are also located in the District.

Washington, D.C., is governed by a mayor and a 13-member city council. However, the United States Congress has supreme authority over the city and may overturn local laws. Residents of the District therefore have less self-governance than residents of the states. The District has a non-voting, at-large Congressional delegate, but no senators. D.C. residents could not vote in presidential elections until the ratification of the Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1961.

Wikipedia: Veep (TV series)
Veep is an HBO television comedy series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, set in the office of Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President of the United States. The program was created by Armando Iannucci and was inspired by his previous political satires, the BBC series The Thick of It and the Academy Award-nominated film In the Loop.

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Wale Diss!!! Dc V. Baltimore (Chillin Remix)
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COMMENTS
KavofDbf | Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 11:32
amhol up i had log in , yall mutha fuckas must b crazy, dc (district of cunts) only got phat ass bitches b sides dat yall mutha fuckas hoppin round in tight ass pants wit nike dunks on n shit lol yall mutha fuckas wild

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Ashley (LB)
‏@WrecklessLove
D.C, District of Cunts. lmao Selina is nuts #Veep
9:22 PM - 23 Jun 2013

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MFAM
‏@mfambloggette
“This is DC, District of Cunts” #veep
9:23 PM - 23 Jun 2013 from Arlington, VA

Television Without Pity
VEEP FILE
VEEP: THE FINALE’S BEST INSULTS
by Ethan Alter June 24, 2013 11:16 am
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Selina: “That’s Washington D.C. for you. D.C.—District of Cunts.”
We’re only surprised it took her two seasons to launch this particular grenade. Seems like the sort of obvious insult you’d make in the pilot. Or at least the second episode.

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Amanda
‏@RatedAR
“You get fucked by everybody in D.C, your friends, your enemies, your colleagues… Washington D.C for ya, D.C, District of Cunts!” #Veep
8:26 PM - 4 Dec 2013

The Wire
APR 1, 2014 11:16AM ET / TV REVIEWS
‘Veep’ Season 3 Preview: Introducing the ‘Veep’ Incompetency Index
BEN COSMAN
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5. Selina Meyer
Selina (does Julia Louis-Dreyfus really need an introduction?) herself had a really good end of season two: Seriously, she found out she gets to run for president four years earlier than she thought. Of course, she also found out that no, actually she doesn’t get to. But then, in the end, the president informed her that he would not be seeking a second term. So it was an up-and-down finale for the veep, but ultimately a great one, and she managed to keep it together throughout. She reframed from celebrating the highs too publicly (though the president’s Chief of Staff Ben Cafferty saw right through her), and waited for the privacy of a supply closet, and she screamed her rage at the lows into a pillow in her office, which actually showed more tact than usual for Meyer. There were slip-ups –calling Andrew for “money,” for example – but she also coined the show’s new slogan: D.C., “District of Cunts.”

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