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Maryland Town Hall Meeting
U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin ^ | August 6, 2009 | Senator Cardin

Posted on 08/06/2009 9:31:37 PM PDT by HollyB

In August, I will hold town hall meetings in Hagerstown and in Towson. For planning purposes, because of the large number of people who are interested in attending, please RSVP. Space is limited at both venues so we cannot guarantee admittance. In accordance with fire regulations, when the venues are full, there will be no standing room available.

Monday, August 10th - 7 p.m. Towson University Center for the Arts Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall Corner of Cross Campus and Osler Drives Towson, MD 21204

Parking is available across the street from the Center for the Arts on Auburn Drive off Osler Drive on Lot 13.

RSVP - sean_mckew@cardin.senate.gov.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 111th; cardin; townhallmeeting
FYI for those who want to attend a town hall meeting in Maryland. Click on link for info regarding Hagerstown on August 12th.
1 posted on 08/06/2009 9:31:37 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB
GET VIDEO.
2 posted on 08/06/2009 9:38:12 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: trooprally; BufordP

Can you help ping this to the DC Chapter folks. Thanks.


3 posted on 08/06/2009 9:39:38 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB
For inspiration.

La Pelosi came to town and a moonbat attacked

4 posted on 08/06/2009 9:41:12 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: Cheerio

Screaminsunshine reporting from Tampa. Just back from the front lines. The trick they are using is to have a small venue where the crowd can not get in. We surrounded the building and gave em the what for. Our Commiewoman Kathy Castor had to beat a hasty retreat covered by Acorn and the Union. It was an absolute blast and a good time was had by all. I reccomend going at your first opportunity. You will feel so good. Honestly. I am exhilerated.


5 posted on 08/06/2009 9:48:52 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: Dinah Lord

That was really good, thanks Dinah Lord!


6 posted on 08/06/2009 9:56:29 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB
Here's a link from a Maryland Freeper. You should know what to expect.
7 posted on 08/06/2009 9:59:57 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: screaminsunshine

That is great, please post pics if you are able too!

Also, heads up - THis may explain the venue situation:

from the ‘HCAN/Health Care for America Playbook for Thwarting Town Hall Protesters’

Page 4 f

“Choose a venue that is difficult for the opposition to access without being noticed. Get to your location early and make sure you set up the venue in a way that ensures that the attendees you want are at the front and that any protesters who come are sequestered as far as possible from the stage.


8 posted on 08/06/2009 10:04:22 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB

That was the game but we surrounded em. The Libs are in a total panic. Just GO SHOW THE COLORS MAN. These lame tricks won’t work. How bad of trouble can they be in to come up with such a stupid plan.


9 posted on 08/06/2009 10:08:38 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: icwhatudo

Maryland Freeper ping


10 posted on 08/06/2009 10:12:17 PM PDT by HollyB
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11 posted on 08/06/2009 10:17:07 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: HollyB
I'm minded of a line from the old Dirty Harry film, 'The Enforcer'. To wit:

''Well, that's mighty white of ya.''

12 posted on 08/06/2009 10:29:46 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: HollyB

Here is what they are going to try to do to silence you:
1) bring more people to events than we do;
2) arrive earlier than we do and sit up front to be very visible to cameras;
3) study venue staging ahead of time to plan strategy
4) be more visible than we are and situate their signs where cameras are;
5) assign 3-5 people to approach each reporter to “shape the narrative;”
6) interrupt us and “refocus” the meeting;
7) don’t debate us and prep their side with questions;
8) repetition of their talking points is key to their strategy;
9) organize their own town hall meetings and choose a venue that is difficult for us to attend; put protesters in the back; make us submit questions and select the questions to be asked; collect all signs and leaflets that are not the ones they provided;
10) assign people to greet reporters and enter and leave the meeting with them to minimize the chances we will have to speak to the reporters.


13 posted on 08/06/2009 10:51:10 PM PDT by Melian ("An unexamined life is not worth living." ~Socrates)
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To: Melian

Thanks - good list from the playbook


14 posted on 08/06/2009 10:54:17 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndClassCitizen; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...

DC Chapter ping for another townhall meeting!


15 posted on 08/07/2009 4:45:53 AM PDT by BufordP ("I've abandoned free market principles to save the free market ..." --George "Hoover" Bush)
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To: screaminsunshine

I had been looking for your report. Sounds like you had fun. I saw another report on your town hall on this forum last night.


16 posted on 08/07/2009 6:31:39 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: HollyB

This Freeper will be there as well and with camera/vids.


17 posted on 08/07/2009 6:36:44 AM PDT by VastRWCon (Drill Baby Drill - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: screaminsunshine

2,000!? I bet they were trembling in their hob-nailed boots. I am sure you observed that there isn’t much difference between SEIU and ACORN. Did you take any pictures?


19 posted on 08/07/2009 6:47:00 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Yes. I got one of the Fox news guy. A kid had a bunch of wallet sizr Obama Joker pics and was handing them out. He stuck one on the newsguys shirt and the reporter did not notice. He was making a report for his camera and had a Obama joker pic on his pocket. I got a shot of him. Too funny. I am having them developed today. There was a little old Lady with a giant yell 912 flag and I got a cool shot of her. They had a table set up with planned parenthood SEIU and Acorn bozos giving out Communist propaganda. I got a shot of them surrounded by the Regulars.


20 posted on 08/07/2009 7:04:34 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: Dinah Lord
I'm still laughing, Dinah.

You are good!

21 posted on 08/07/2009 7:27:16 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: screaminsunshine

Post your pictures!!


22 posted on 08/07/2009 7:36:19 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: HollyB

I’ve already RSVPd for teh one on the 10th.

My House member would only hold a telephone town meeting. He read every talking point in the list, but couldn’t quite comprehend the questions he was being asked.

Still, I came away thinking he was marter than I had previously believed. i didn’t know he could read.


23 posted on 08/07/2009 8:46:09 AM PDT by TBP
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To: HollyB

I’ve already RSVPd for teh one on the 10th.

My House member would only hold a telephone town meeting. He read every talking point in the list, but couldn’t quite comprehend the questions he was being asked.

Still, I came away thinking he was marter than I had previously believed. I didn’t know he could read.


24 posted on 08/07/2009 8:46:16 AM PDT by TBP
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To: HollyB
They're limiting how many people can attend. No standing room. Get there early. if you don't get in, the meeting needs to be FReeped.

One possible sign, likely to get attention:

OBAMA LIES, GRANNY DIES

It makes a good chant, too!

25 posted on 08/07/2009 8:49:49 AM PDT by TBP
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To: HollyB

Thanks for posting. Cindy_True_Supporter was going to attend Baltimore but will stay a little closer to home by going to Hagerstown.

[Mr] T


26 posted on 08/07/2009 1:40:10 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

You’re welcome, TR. I appreciate your help with the ping.


27 posted on 08/07/2009 6:11:58 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


28 posted on 08/07/2009 7:26:25 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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To: HollyB

self-ping. I’m sure I’m too late for “getting in” (boy I’d love to rag on him), but I’m tempted to at least get to the Towson 1. *sigh* having a baby/toddler makes it harder. I won’t subject him to that possibly dangerous situation.


29 posted on 08/08/2009 8:04:48 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: SAJ

LOL! We just watched that movie last week!


30 posted on 08/08/2009 8:05:58 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: HollyB

mark the patriot will be at the hagerstown town hall on wed. live free or die hard


31 posted on 08/09/2009 4:23:47 AM PDT by mark the patriot
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To: mark the patriot

Excellent MTP!


32 posted on 08/09/2009 7:25:03 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: All
For those of you who are going to Hagerstown townhall meeting, and if you get a chance, ask where is Barbara Mikulski? She is one of the authors of the Healthcare bill. Yet, she is not present. She is up for reelection next year and that is why Cardin is holding these meetings (his reelection is in 2014). Barbara is in hiding. We should draw attention of voters to her.
33 posted on 08/11/2009 4:48:32 PM PDT by gmg
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To: HollyB

For those of you who are going to Hagerstown townhall meeting, and if you get a chance, ask where is Barbara Mikulski? She is one of the authors of the Healthcare bill. Yet, she is not present. She is up for reelection next year and that is why Cardin is holding these meetings (his reelection is in 2014). Barbara is in hiding. We should draw attention of voters to her.


34 posted on 08/11/2009 4:51:58 PM PDT by gmg
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To: gmg

Excellent point. Do you know any other names on this bill?


35 posted on 08/11/2009 5:03:09 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB

Unfortunately, I don’t. Actually, I didn’t know that she participated in writing this bill until few hours ago. Earlier today it occurred to me that Barbara is nowhere to be found and she is not at these meetings. So, I started looking on the Internet and found an article. Apparently she did contribute to this bill. Guess what was her contribution (http://www.lifenews.com/nat5207.html)?


36 posted on 08/11/2009 5:56:07 PM PDT by gmg
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