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  • Trump Rallies (and Surprises) Navy Grads:

    05/25/2018 11:32:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump traveled from the White House to Annapolis, Maryland Friday morning to give the commenement address for the 2018 U.S. Naval Academy graduating class. "You are now leaders in the most powerful and righteous force on the face of the planet: the United States military," President Trump said to a stadium filled with 30,000 people. "Each of you will make your own mark on the Navy, the Marine Corps, the military, and the history of our great nation...There is no hill our Marines our can’t take and there is no stronghold the SEALs can’t breach. There is no...
  • Severn River Bridge, Route 404 construction projects complete

    05/21/2018 8:00:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    WBAL TV 11 ^ | May 4, 2018 | Jennifer Franciotti
    The Maryland State Highway Administration has completed two major projects that officials said will make the drive to the beach much easier.Construction is complete on adding a fourth eastbound lane to the Severn River Bridge in Annapolis, which can be a major source of afternoon congestion. "We found three things that were adding to the traffic on that bridge. One was just a lot of traffic. Two was everyone who gets at the top of that bridge, they like to slow down and look at the Severn River at the beautiful view. And, three, these merge areas before and after...
  • President Trump to speak at Naval Academy commencement

    04/18/2018 1:33:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/18/18 | Danielle Ohl
    President Donald Trump will speak at the Naval Academy commissioning ceremony next month in Annapolis, city officials confirmed Wednesday. It will be Trump’s first time speaking to the academy’s graduating class, as last year Vice President Mike Pence gave the address. Graduation will be held at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at 10 a.m. May 25 with a Blue Angels fly-over to begin the ceremony. The City of Annapolis will be cooperating with the secret service to provide security for Trump’s visit, said Susan O’Brien, city spokeswoman. The city is not yet confirming which roads will be closed for the...
  • Possible relief for motorists with huge E-Z Pass fines passes Senate

    03/23/2018 10:07:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Baltimore Post-Examiner ^ | March 23, 2018 | Glynis Kazanjian, Maryland Reporter
    A bill bringing possible relief to Maryland motorists who face thousands of dollars in fines from unpaid E-ZPass tolls passed the Senate unanimously last Thursday and gets a hearing in a House committee next week.Bill sponsor, Sen. Roger Manno, D-Montgomery, made fixes to his bill that died last year in committee, conf0rming it to a bill that passed the House last year.Senate Finance Committee Chairman Thomas “Mac” Middleton, D-Charles, told Manno at a March 7 hearing that he spoke with transportation officials last year and requested improvements. The Maryland Transportation Authority had a year to evaluate how it handles escalating...
  • FBI Agent, Estranged Wife Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide at Crownsville Home

    03/08/2018 11:25:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Capital Gazette ^ | 3/8 | Phil Davis and E.B. Furgurson III
    An FBI agent and his estranged wife were killed in Crownsville Wednesday morning in what Anne Arundel County police say was a murder-suicide on the day the two were expected back in divorce court. Officers responded to a report of a domestic assault in progress in the 500 block of Arundel Boulevard at 8:05 a.m. Police said the caller had dialed 911 on behalf of another woman who “was being threatened by her recently estranged husband.” Upon arriving at the home, officers found a man and a woman outside a home who’d both been stabbed, the department said, adding that...
  • McCain Blasts US in Speech to Naval Academy, “No More America First”

    11/03/2017 11:41:30 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 130 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Nov. 3, 2017 | Cillian Zeal
    Arizona Sen. John McCain took another swipe at Trump administration policy in a speech to the U.S. Naval Academy, where he slammed both isolationism and nationalism, ideas he said are ascendant within the President Trump’s White House. In the speech to the midshipmen in Annapolis, Maryland, on Monday, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman ripped into the Trump administration’s policies, although — taking a Voldemort-like approach that’s become habitual among anti-Trump conservatives — he never mentioned the president’s name. McCain contrasted the “hopeful atmosphere of 1991” after the fall of the Soviet Union with “the current circumstances of our world,”...
  • Feds Indict MS-13 Members Who Planned Murders To Fill Violence Quota

    11/02/2017 5:54:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/2/17 | Anders Hagstrom
    A federal grand jury indicted four MS-13 members for attempted murder and several other charges Thursday after the thugs planned a gang killing in order to maintain their membership.MS-13 requires potential members to commit acts of violence before being admitted to the gang, and once in, they are required to keep committing violent crimes and killing rivals, known as “chavalas,” at every opportunity, according to the Department of Justice. The Thursday indictment charges four men, Fermin Gomez-Jimenez, 20; Manuel Martinez-Aguilar, aka “El Lunatic” and “Zomb,” 19; Moises Alexis Reyes-Canales, aka “Sicopita,” 19; and Marlon Cruz-Flores, 22, all of Annapolis, Md.The...
  • USNA’s Leadership Example: Violate Laws and Regulations – Mission Effectiveness: Don’t Measure It

    11/01/2017 11:16:41 PM PDT · by pboyington · 14 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 1, 2017 | Captain (Ret.) David Tuma
    Our service academies have been in the news for the failure of students and faculty to meet standards. In an apparent effort to get around Congress’ failure to provide enough money to the Naval Academy through increased funding from charities, USNA has violated U.S. law and U.S. and DoD regulations. USNA also controls a charity to ensure better support for its varsity sports. Leadership: Based upon the USNA’s example, midshipmen learn it’s okay to break laws and regulations if it brings in more money and support for your command. Charities provide about $100M each year in gifts for or support...
  • Maryland imam bankrolled purchase of weapons for jihad massacre inside U.S.

    08/24/2017 10:45:48 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Aug 24, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    “The imam said he frequently gives money to needy people, particularly former members of his mosque.” Yes, the jihadi for whom he was buying the weapons was very needy. He needed to kill some Infidels. “Feds link Detroit terror suspect to ISIS supporter,” by Robert Snell, Detroit News, August 22, 2017: Detroit — Federal prosecutors Monday linked Sebastian Gregerson to a Virginia man who threatened to commit a domestic terror attack in support of the Islamic State. The link was revealed in a 47-page federal court filing that more fully describes ties between Gregerson and like-minded associates, including a radical...
  • Judge Blames Trump for Illegal Alien’s Deadly Hit-and-Run with Marine

    08/24/2017 11:55:38 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 42,2017 | Bob Price
    Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Larua Kiessling said, from the bench, she received many letters about the case expressing concern about the “current political climate” where President Trump has been “harshly critical of illegal immigration and of Mexico in particular,” the Capital Gazette reported. The judge said it is “reasonable to conclude” that the defendant, Martin Martinez-Ballinas, would flee the scene out of fear of being deported. “I’m not going to sentence based on the political environment,” Keissling told the courtroom. Maryland defense attorney Kush Arora told Breitbart Texas that Martinez-Ballinas’s fear does not matter as to guilt or...
  • Roger Taney statue removed from Maryland State House grounds overnight

    08/18/2017 8:37:42 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 70 replies
    Under the cover of night, a work crew removed the statue of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney — author of the infamous Dred Scott decision — from the grounds of the State House, ending the monument’s 145-year prominent perch in Annapolis. At 12:20 a.m. Friday, flatbed trucks with equipment including a large crane pulled onto the street encircling the State House. Workers cordoned off the front lawn of the historic building and placed straps around the statue, the latest monument linked to the Confederate era to be removed from a public square. Just before 2 a.m., the...
  • The Only Catholic To Sign the Declaration of Independence

    07/04/2017 8:07:38 PM PDT · by Coleus · 23 replies
    us catholic ^ | July 4, 2017 | y Billy Ryan
    Every July 4th, citizens of the United States of America everywhere celebrate Independence Day, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and separation from British rule. The Continental Congress had actually voted to approve a resolution of independence on July 2nd and declare the Thirteen Colonies a new nation, the United States of America. However, it would not actually come until two days later that the Declaration of Independence was drawn up, revised by the Continental Congress, and officially signed. Were any signers of the Declaration of Independence Catholic? Of the 56 total signatories of the Declaration of Independence,...
  • Maryland’s Coming Fracking Showdown

    07/27/2016 8:26:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    MC GOP ^ | July 26, 2016 | Mark Uncapher
    The clock is counting down toward an important decision for Maryland’s economic future, namely whether to allow hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, to drill for natural gas in the state. Over a year ago, legislation that blocked fracking for another two years became law without Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature. That law barred the state from issuing drilling permits until October 2017 and required the Department of the Environment to adopt new regulations by October 2016. The passage of this law effectively delayed any decision on fracking until next year. To recap: the Marcellus Shale is a geological formation found...
  • Why was fraud Alex Haley quoted at inauguration? Similarities between famed author, Barack Obama

    02/07/2013 1:13:27 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 41 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 2-7-2013 | Jack Cashill
    At the inauguration just past, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee shoehorned a quote by Alex Haley into his introduction of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. “The late Alex Haley, the author of ‘Roots,’ lived his life by these six words: ‘Find the good and praise it,’” said Alexander. “Today we praise the American tradition of transferring or reaffirming immense power as we inaugurate the president of the United States.” Ads by Google No More 2-Day Workweeks Congress should work 5 days a week, not 2. Agree? Sign the petition. NoLabels.org Join with Billy Graham, Declare: "I still have hope...
  • Annapolis Commemorates arrival of Kunte Kinte, life of Leonard Blackshear

    09/30/2006 4:19:10 AM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine · 18 replies · 471+ views
    The Capital ^ | September 30, 2006 | Nicole Young
    Kunte Kinte, Alex Haley, and Leonard Blackshear - three lives that have forever changed the face of Annapolis.Last night, more than a hundred people joined the bronze children around the statue of Alex Haley as if they were listening to stories from the book that forever lay open in his lap during the annual commemoration of the arrival of Kunte Kinte in America in 1767.Snip"Would we be here today if Alex Haley and Leonard Blackshear had not decided to explore their rich heritage?" asked Anne Jenkins, a poet and long-time Annapolis resident.Snip"History is a powerful source and a shining light,"...
  • Annapolis Celebrates its "Roots"

    06/13/2002 8:43:51 AM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine · 9 replies · 60+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2002 | Penny Riordan
    ANNAPOLIS – For Chris Haley, yesterday was the culmination of a storynearly 230 years in the making, as the third and last phase of the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial was dedicated at the foot of the City Dock here. About 150 people sweltered during the dedication ceremony along the concrete wall of the dock, where elected leaders unveiled 10 plaques on pedestals telling the story of the late Alex Haley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Roots,” and his quest to document his family’s history from its African origins to present day. “It is unbelievable that it has grown into an almost national...
  • Demonstrators to rally against Hogan request on Syrian Refugees

    11/20/2015 3:26:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/19/15 | Rema Rahman
    A Harwood resident is organizing a protest Friday urging Gov. Larry Hogan to reconsider a request to keep Syrian refugees out of Maryland.A rally is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Lawyer’s Mall in Annapolis, according to a Facebook page that shows about 100 people interested in attending.Jim Stricker, 22, said he organized the protest after he saw Hogan release a statement this week that requested no further settlements of Syrian refugees in Maryland until federal authorities can guarantee the program won’t pose a security threat."Following the terrorist attacks on Paris just four days ago, and after careful...
  • Fox News Analyst Arrested for Lying About Working as a CIA Agent

    10/15/2015 10:46:48 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 94 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | October 16, 2015
    A Fox News guest terrorism analyst was arrested on Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on charges of falsely claiming to have been a CIA agent for decades, US prosecutors said. Wayne Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Maryland, bogusly portrayed himself as an “Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer” for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1973 to 2000, the US Attorney’s Office for Virginia’s Eastern District said in a statement. Simmons allegedly tried to use that claim to get government security clearances and work as a defense contractor. At one point he was deployed overseas as an intelligence adviser to senior...
  • Naval Academy Prepares for 21st Century Flooding

    07/18/2015 9:36:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/17/2015 | William Bigelow
    On Friday, congressional Democrats will attend the Naval Academy in Annapolis to discuss how the Academy plans to deal with flooding forecast for the future. Reps. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD) and Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) Jr., the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, will converse with Vice Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr., who runs the Academy. The conference was triggered by an Army Corps study that estimated the water around Annapolis could rise as much as 3.8 feet by 2100.
  • Husband, father, deacon—and soon, a priest

    05/08/2015 3:22:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic Philly ^ | May 5, 2015 | BRENDAN MONAHAN
    Thirteen years ago Jim Cardosi’s wife, Cindy, discovered she had little time left to live.In 2002 she experienced symptoms resulting from a neurological illness that by 2005 would be identified as frontotemporal dementia or Pick’s Disease, which Cindy developed in her mid-40s.She required full-time care, so Jim retired from the military. They raised five kids together and built their lives around each other.Jim’s faith kept him poised throughout the illness, and he felt the call to the priesthood before her death. He cared for Cindy until her passing in July 2008 at 51 years old in their Jacksonville, Florida home.“I...