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  • Kevin Durant's New Sneaker Is Taboo to Some in His Native Prince George's Co. ("PG County")

    11/26/2015 7:26:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    WRC-TV ^ | 11/24/15 | Tracee Williams
    With his latest Nike sneaker, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant attempted to pay homage to the Maryland county where his journey to NBA all-star and MVP began, but some find it offensive.The $180 sneaker, which goes on sale Wednesday, is called the KD8 ‘P.G. County,’ and that abbreviation of “Prince George’s” upsets some in the county. For years, using “PG” has been considered taboo.“We would certainly prefer that it was ‘Prince George’s County,’” said Barry Hudson, the county executive’s spokesman.The county reached out to Nike when it learned of the name.“Actually sent a letter to Nike kind of giving...
  • Sideling Hill center reopens amid relief, fingerpointing

    11/25/2015 8:03:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | October 9, 2015 | Don Aines
    HANCOCK — The Sideling Hill Welcome Center is now more than just the most scenic set of fair-weather restrooms in Western Maryland after Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford and a host of elected officials on Friday reopened the facility, which has been closed for the last six years. Perched on the east side of Sideling Hill near Hancock, where a massive cut in the mountain rock allows Interstate 68 to pass through, the center was closed in 2009, in a move by former Gov. Martin O'Malley that did not sit well with many area residents. "It was done for political...
  • Poll: Carson [27%] edges Trump [23%] in Maryland (Jeb at 3%)

    11/25/2015 8:50:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/24/15 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    After a brief turn at the top of the Republican presidential field, Ben Carson has returned to second-place behind front-runner Donald Trump. Such is not the case in Maryland, however, where Carson spent nearly three decades as the lead neurosurgeon at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital. According to a University of Baltimore/Baltimore Sun poll released Tuesday evening, Carson tops the GOP field in Maryland with 27 percent support among likely Republican voters in the state. Trump, the outspoken billionaire who regained his edge in national and early primary state polls following the terror attacks in Paris, trails Carson by four percentage...
  • Public Schools Abuse Immigration Laws

    11/24/2015 7:51:48 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 24, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    You may not believe who is abusing America’s immigration laws to secure cheap labor — public schools. "The foreign teacher trafficking business has stretched from the Prince George's County, Maryland, school district (which was ordered to pay $5.9 million in back wages and penalties for H-1B abuses in 2011) to the East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, school system (which required H-1B teachers to pay a $50 interview fee, $5,000 job application fee, and a $7,500 additional fee to a recruitment agency) and beyond," Michelle Malkin and John Miano write in their new book, Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires and Bipartisan Beltway...
  • Voters statewide, in city see April's unrest differently [Baltimore]

    11/24/2015 3:57:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/23/15 | Luke Broadwater
    Looking back at the unrest that followed Freddie Gray's death, Baltimore voters see events differently than do voters statewide, a new poll shows.City voters are less likely to sympathize with police, and they are more likely to see joblessness and racism as a cause of April's unrest, according to a poll of likely voters conducted for The Baltimore Sun and the University of Baltimore.Those living outside the city are more likely to blame "a lack of personal responsibility among residents" for the city's ills.The divided opinions were most pronounced when respondents were asked for their opinions of how Baltimore State's...
  • D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier urges public to ‘take down’ active gunman if they can

    11/22/2015 10:51:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 22, 2015 | Carleton Bryant
    In a surprising comment, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is encouraging ordinary citizens to subdue or even kill active gunmen if they can as the "best option for saving lives before police can get there." During an interview Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes," Chief Lanier was asked what should people do if they are in the vicinity of an active shooter like the ones who terrorized Paris on Nov. 13, The Washington Examiner reported. "Your options are run, hide, or fight," the D.C. police chief said. "If you're in a position to try and take the gunman down, to...
  • Ted Cruz WINS Maryland GOP Straw Poll Vote @ 23 Percent -- Ted Cruz POTUS Juggernaut Steamroller !

    11/22/2015 10:42:21 AM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 116 replies
    Maryland for Ted Cruz ^ | 2015-11-21 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Ted Cruz wins Maryland GOP Convention Straw Poll of Central Committee Members. Understand these are loyal GOP activist in a very moderate Republican Party. This is a major upset to Marco Rubio and the establishment. Cruz 63 votes Rubio 52 votes Trump. 49 votes. Carson 27 votes Paul, Bush, Christie, and Kasiach, each received between 16-20 votes .
  • Sanders: 'To hell with the fossil fuel industry'

    11/21/2015 3:35:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday called for Republicans to abandon the corrupting influence of the Koch brothers and other wealthy energy magnates. "This is a party that rejects science and refuses to understand that climate change is real," he said of GOP during the annual Blue Jamboree in North Charleston, S.C. "I understand if you stand up to the Koch brothers and the fossil fuel industry, that you'll lose your campaign contributions," the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate added. "[Climate change] is already causing devastating problems all over this world. To hell with the fossil fuel industry. Worry more about...
  • Muslim immigration is unconstitutional [vanity]

    11/19/2015 8:56:33 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 20 replies
    Free Republic | November 19, 2015 | Tom Hoefling
    The first stated purpose of the U.S. Constitution is "to form a more perfect Union." Allowing immigrants into this country when their religion/political ideology is completely hostile to, and incompatible with, the principles upon which American republican self-government is premised makes that first stated purpose totally impossible of fulfillment. As has been stated, correctly, so many times, the Constitution is not a suicide pact.
  • Why would Bill Kristol want to make a Hillary victory inevitable?

    11/19/2015 7:04:32 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nov 9 2015 | Mike Ford
    Last week in an article titled "Ben Carson Reconsidered," destined for the November 16 print edition of The Weekly Standard, "conservative" pundit William Kristol shows just how willing he is to risk a Hillary Clinton presidency and all its concomitant damage. He's willing to risk such simply to prevent an outsider from ascending to that office. In a two (internet)-page article, Dr. Kristol excoriates Donald Trump while damning Dr. Ben Carson with faint praise. Here is his final statement: So while Carson probably won’t and likely shouldn’t be the nominee, the Republican party is better for his candidacy. And if...
  • 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...
  • [One] Republican teams up with House Dems to create first Congressional Transgender...

    11/19/2015 6:53:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/19/15 | Dustin Siggins
    One Republican has joined eight Democrats in creating the first Transgender Equality Task Force in Congress. Created by the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus and chaired by Rep. Mike Honda, D-CA, the task force held a hearing yesterday to discuss challenges, especially violence, that transgender advocates say are prevalent among transgendered Americans. According to the description below the Human Rights Campaign's video of the two-hour forum, the event consisted of two panels. The first was about "the lived experience of transgender victims and educating on the scope of violence experienced by transgender people." The second panel included "HRC President Chad Griffin...
  • Towson University president signs black students’ demands after 8-hour protest in his office

    11/19/2015 3:19:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    The interim president at Towson University in Maryland has reportedly signed a list of demands from a group of two dozen black students who occupied his office for eight hours on Wednesday. Using the hashtag#OccupyTowson, the students listed 13 demands that focused on increasing black tenure-track faculty, requiring staff to take a cultural competency course and creating a no-tolerance policy on racial, sexual and homophobic epithets, The Baltimore Sun reported. Interim President Timothy Chandler reviewed and revised the students' demands as they protested in his office for more than eight hours. Mr. Chandler agreed to sign his name on the...
  • 'South Park' Reminds Viewers about Democrat Debate

    11/19/2015 1:38:50 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 19, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    If you had watched last night's episode ofSouth Park then you are probably aware of how it brilliantly mocked PC culture. In addition to it's hilarious mocking of PC, it also took on another topic, Saturday's Democrat presidential candidates debate. If you missed that debate, you can be forgiven because the DNC very intentionally wanted as few people to watch it as possible. However, thanks to a South Park scene of that debate many more people will become aware of it, including a topicthat Hillary Clinton would prefer you not dwell upon. Although she came out in favor during the...
  • Baltimore officer accused of slitting dog's throat found not guilty on all counts

    11/19/2015 1:42:19 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/19/15 | Jessica Anderson
    Baltimore Circuit Court judge on Thursday acquitted a former city police officer charged after he slit a dog's throat last summer.Judge Melissa M. Phinn said the state did not present adequate evidence that proved Jeffrey Bolger, 50, was responsible for the death of a seven-year-old Shar-Pei named Nala, when he slit the dogs throat in June 2014. Bolger was charged with mutilating an animal, animal cruelty and misconduct in office.Phinn noted that the verdict might not be popular, but said she was "confident" that the her ruling was correct, describing that the evidence indicated the officer was acting in the...
  • Towson U. president signs students' demands after 8-hour protest in his office

    11/19/2015 2:55:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/19/15 | Colin Campbell
    A group of about two dozen black Towson University students brought a list of 13 demands to the school's interim President Timothy Chandler's office Wednesday and reviewed them with him until after midnight, when he pledged to address them.The protest focused on increasing the number of tenured faculty members of color, adding cultural competency courses and creating a no-tolerance policy on racial, sexual and homophobic epithets with consequences to include "potential expulsion." Deb Moriarty, the university's vice president for student affairs, and other administrators helped Chandler review and revise the students' demands for more than eight hours. Together, the group...
  • Trump holds commanding, two-to-one lead among Florida Republicans, poll shows (post Paris)

    11/18/2015 8:56:51 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    palmbeachpost.com ^ | John Kennedy
    Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican presidential field in Florida — outstripping his nearest rival, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio — by two-to-one among primary voters, a new Florida Atlantic University poll shows. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton has coasted to an even bigger lead, leading Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders by 66 percent to 22 percent of the vote in that party’s nomination contest, the poll shows. The survey was conducted Sunday and Monday, in the wake of news about the terrorist attacks in Paris. Among Florida Republican registered voters surveyed, Trump leads with 36 percent, Rubio is at 18...
  • Univ. of Vermont holds privilege retreat for students who 'self-identify as white'

    11/18/2015 6:46:47 AM PST · by boycott · 50 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | 11-18-2015 | Peter Hasson
    The University of Vermont held a three-day retreat so students who “self-identify as white” could confront their own “white privilege.” “Examining White Privilege: A Retreat for Undergraduate Students Who Self-Identify as White” took place last weekend, November 13-15, and was “specifically for white students.” According to the university, the self-identifying white students who attend the retreat will come to “recognize and understand white privilege from an individual experience” and have the opportunity to “conceptualize and articulate whiteness from a personal and systematic lense as well as the impact of white privilege on the UVM community and beyond.” The self-identifying white...
  • Paris attacks force Sanders to adjust campaign strategy

    11/18/2015 6:01:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    "All of a sudden I heard this jarring switch to income inequality," Democratic strategist Brad Bannon said about how Sanders kicked off the debate in Iowa."I know they were trying to shift the debate back to their turf, but it was so jarring. That's not what Americans wanted to hear. They had been watching nonstop coverage of the tragedy in Paris for a full 24 hours at that point." Friday's Paris attacks have forced Bernie Sanders to adjust his strategy to prove to Democrats that he's fit to be commander in chief. While Hillary Clinton has a distinct edge in...
  • Baltimore riots report: Police must train for 'large-scale critical incidents'

    11/18/2015 4:16:52 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Nov. 17, 2015 | Henry Gass
    Baltimore riots report: Police must train for 'large-scale critical incidents' The long-term challenge confronting police departments – and not just in Baltimore after the Freddie Gray riots – is how to ensure that officers are ready for demonstrations that turn violent. By Henry Gass 11 hours ago A report by a reputable law enforcement think tank not only found "major shortcomings" in how Baltimore police responded to riots in the city in April, but also suggested how other police departments can learn from Baltimore's mistakes. The Baltimore Police Department contracted the Police Executive Research Forum, in Washington, to conduct the...
  • Bad news: The big Democratic Socialist explainer has been postponed indefinitely

    11/17/2015 7:01:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    A month ago, Bernie Sanders tried to square a circle by claiming a political affiliation heretofore unnamed in the US. When pressed whether he supported capitalism at all or stuck to his Socialist affiliation, Sanders proclaimed himself a Democratic Socialist. When asked to explain what that means, Sanders offers only fuzzy platitudes and class-warfare sloganeering, but no ideological or economic details. When repeatedly asked how he will pay for his $18 trillion Democratic Socialist agenda, he grows even fuzzier, but promised to offer a detailed explanation in the near future. He’s still looking for an explanation …. or enough OPM...
  • America on edge: Innocent Muslim family removed from flight after being reported for...

    11/17/2015 6:47:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/17/15
    A Muslim woman and three other people were removed from a Chicago-bound flight in Maryland after being reported by a fellow passenger for 'watching news.'Police said that one of the removed passengers on Spirit Airlines Flight 969 was watching a media report on his phone that caused a female passenger next to him 'some concern' and as a result four people were removed from at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.All four of the removed passengers were released without charges after a few hours onTuesday morning.America is on high alert following Friday's terrorist attack in Paris which killed at least 129...
  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to ask feds not to send more Syrian refugees

    11/17/2015 5:43:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/17/15 | Josh Hicks
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday waded into a controversial debate over whether to welcome refugees from Syria after last week’s deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, saying he would ask the federal government to halt such settlements in his state.The move was unusual for the first-term Republican governor, who has so far been more pragmatist than ideologue. He joined nearly two dozen other GOP governors who have taken similar positions, including his close friend and political mentor, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.“I am now requesting that federal authorities cease any additional settlements of refugees from Syria in Maryland until the...
  • Per capita, Baltimore reaches its highest ever homicide rate

    11/17/2015 4:45:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/17/15 | Kevin Rector and Justin Fenton
    Baltimore isn't just back to 1990s-level homicide rates. It has surpassed them — and with a month and a half to go before the year's end.Given the city's smaller population today, and the stack of killings that occurred in recent days, 2015 has officially become the deadliest year, per capita, in Baltimore history.A man stabbed to death became the 300th homicide victim of 2015 on Saturday, the first time the city has reached that gruesome milestone since 1999. As of Tuesday evening, five more men had been shot dead, pushing the city's per capita homicide rate — based on the...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Officials: 4 Passengers Removed From Plane in Baltimore

    11/17/2015 8:14:26 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 36 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | November 17, 2015
    Four people were removed from a Chicago-bound flight at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Tuesday morning after a passenger reported suspicious behavior as the plane taxied to the runway, officials said. Spirit Airlines Flight 969 was taxiing to the runway when the flight crew decided to return to the gate, Maryland Transportation Authority Police spokesman 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green said. The captain asked police to remove three men and a woman from the plane, he said. Police are investigating the four people, he said. "While the aircraft was taxiing to the runway, a passenger alerted a flight attendant of...
  • Military to conduct air exercises over Capital Region

    11/17/2015 3:39:42 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/15 | Kristina Wong
    North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the U.S. military command tasked with defending the U.S.'s airspace, announced it is conducting an exercise early Wednesday in the nation's Capital Region designed to hone its ability to intercept and identify air threats. The exercise, named Falcon Virgo, will take place between midnight and 2:30 a.m. and involve a series of training flights involving Civil Air Patrol aircraft, a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, and Air Force F-16 aircraft. Although such exercises take place periodically, this latest one comes as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria warned in a new video that it...
  • Sen. Barbara Mikulski will receive Medal of Freedom [why??]

    11/16/2015 4:12:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/16/15 | John Fritze
    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the dean of Maryland's congressional delegation, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom next week, the White House said Monday.The medal, the nation's highest civilian honor, will be awarded to Mikulski for her work on health research, women's issues, science funding and making higher education more affordable, the White House said. Mikulski is the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and is the longest-serving woman in Congress.First elected to the Senate in 1986, Mikulski shook up the state's political establishment once again this year by announcing her retirement in 2017. That decision has set off...
  • Tests show Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is now cancer-free

    11/16/2015 12:55:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/16/2015 | Josh Hicks
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that medical scans show no sign of the cancer he was diagnosed with five months ago, indicating that 18 weeks of intensive chemotherapy have put the disease into remission. Doctors will continue to monitor Hogan (R) regularly for signs of a recurrence. But at this point, the test results are the best possible news for the first-term governor, whose battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma made him a vocal and visible advocate for cancer patients and resulted in him juggling state responsibilities with treatments that left him weaker and immuno-compromised. "Incredibly, as of today, I am...
  • Breaking: ISIS Announces Specific Threat To This U.S. City (Wash DC)

    11/16/2015 10:43:04 AM PST · by Mozilla · 238 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | November 16, 2015 | Randy DeSoto
    A new video, purportedly released by ISIS, threatens further attacks against Western nations and identified Washington, D.C. specifically. “The video, which appeared on a site used by Islamic State to post its messages, begins with news footage of the aftermath of Friday’s Paris shootings in which at least 129 people were killed,” Reuters reports. The message is delivered by a man identified as Al Ghareeb the Algerian, who was dressed in fatigues and a turban. It is directed to Western nations currently engaged in the Syrian Civil War. “We say to the states that take part in the crusader campaign...
  • Donald Trump: ‘O’Malley is a clown’; ‘Hillary is owned by Wall Street’

    11/15/2015 5:35:30 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/15/2015 | Dylan Stableford
    During Saturday's Democratic debate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley called Donald Trump an "immigrant-bashing carnival barker." "Let's say it in our debate because you'll never hear this from that immigrant-bashing carnival barker Donald Trump," O'Malley said during a discussion on border security and immigration reform. "The truth of the matter is net immigration from Mexico last year was zero." The real estate mogul and outspoken Republican hopeful responded via his preferred medium: Twitter.
  • Conservative Talk Radio Personality Austin Hill has Passed Away!

    11/15/2015 1:24:44 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 35 replies
    Austin Hill Facebook Page ^ | November 15, 2015 | Family of Austin Hill
    Radio personality, author, father and husband Austin unexpectedly passed away on Friday night. Please keep the Hill family in your thoughts and prayers. Austin's account will be managed by the Hill family. More information including memorial service forthcoming.
  • 300 killings hark back to the bad old '90s [Baltimore]

    11/15/2015 6:30:25 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/15/15 | Dan Rodricks
    It has been 20 years since Baltimore was a city of 700,000 people. It has been shrinking ever since. We've lost about 80,000 residents since 1995. For that reason — the trend toward a smaller city — I started to believe that we'd never again see 300 homicides in a single year. There just can't be that much anger, stupidity and hatred in this city.And certainly fewer people could only mean fewer chances for the conflicts that lead to the senseless shootings and the premature deaths.In fact, until Saturday, we had not experienced 300 homicides since 1999, the last year...
  • Maryland’s long-overdue goodbye to ballistic fingerprinting

    11/14/2015 7:06:53 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 13, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Ballistic fingerprinting was all the rage 15 years ago. Maryland led the way, setting up a computer database on new guns and the markings they made on bullets. New York soon followed. The days of criminal gun use were supposedly numbered.
  • Nine women join harassment suit against Baltimore City public housing [sex for maintenance]

    11/13/2015 8:16:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/13/15 | Mark Puente
    Nine more women have joined a federal lawsuit against the Housing Authority of Baltimore City over maintenance men who have allegedly demanded sexual favors in exchange for making repairsLawyers for the women also want to expand the suit to class action status and say more women will come forward if their identities could be protected.The amended complaint, filed Friday, brings to 20 the number of plaintiffs in the suit alleging harassment at three public housing properties: Gilmor Homes, Westport and Govans Manor. The women allege assault and violations of their constitutional and fundamental rights, including the right to physical security.Attorneys...
  • Secret Service Employee Arrested for Sexting Teen From White House

    11/12/2015 1:40:08 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 30 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | November 12, 2015
    A Secret Service employee has been arrested for attempting to transfer obscene material to a minor, CNN reported Thursday. Delaware State Police nabbed the unnamed official after he allegedly corresponded with an officer posing as a 14-year-old girl. The Secret Service employee was based out of the White House and allegedly sent lewd photographs of himself, requesting sexual contact and meet-ups with the agent posing as a minor. "What would make you more nervous: Riding on a motorcycle with me or having sex with me?" one of the texts allegedly read. "I would take immense pleasure in pulling those shorts...
  • Scrapped: Maryland ends bullet ID program after 15 years, $5M and zero cases solved

    11/10/2015 10:16:16 AM PST · by richardb72 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 10, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    An ambitious plan by Maryland to catalog the “fingerprint” of every gun sold in the state -- making dealers fire a shot and send in the spent casing -- is being scrapped, literally. State authorities have conceded that the bullet ID program, enacted in 2000, cost $5 million, was plagued by technical problems and did not solve a single crime. Now, the 300,000 shell casings, one from every handgun sold in the state since the law took effect, will now be sold for scrap metal. "Obviously, I'm disappointed," former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening, whose administration pushed for the database, told...
  • Maryland Ends Ballistic Fingerprinting Database After 15 Years, $5 Million, No Crimes Solved

    11/08/2015 6:05:21 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Nov 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    With a bill, retroactive to show an ending date of October 1, the state of Maryland is ending its program to take ballistic fingerprints of firearms through shell casings after 15 years, $5 million spent, and no crimes solved. When passed by Maryland lawmakers and signed into law by Governor Parris N. Glendening (D) in 2000, ballistic fingerprinting was sold to Maryland residents as a way for police to literally use discarded crime scene shell casings to find the gun that had fired them and, thereby, the person who possessed the gun at the time of crime. To accomplish this,...
  • Clinton Seeks Looser Marijuana Laws, Use Weed for Pain Relief

    11/08/2015 3:20:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 105 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 7, 2015 | Thomson/Reuters
    Hillary Clinton on Saturday called for looser federal regulations governing marijuana, to boost scientific research on a drug that many tout for relieving pain, among other medical benefits, according to media reports. Speaking at a campaign event in Orangeburg, South Carolina, the Democratic presidential candidate said changing U.S. rules would acknowledge the drug's potential for medical uses and give scientists access to the drug for further investigation. "Universities, (the) National Institutes of Health can start researching what is the best way to use it, how much of a dose does somebody need, how does it interact with other medications," Clinton...
  • Maryland scraps gun "fingerprint" database after 15 failed years (another failed leftist program)

    11/08/2015 1:52:21 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 35 replies
    Millions of dollars later, Maryland has officially decided that its 15-year effort to store and catalog the "fingerprints" of thousands of handguns was a failure. Since 2000, the state required that gun manufacturers fire every handgun to be sold here and send the spent bullet casing to authorities. The idea was to build a database of "ballistic fingerprints" to help solve future crimes. But the system — plagued by technological problems — never solved a single case. Now the hundreds of thousands of accumulated casings could be sold for scrap. "Obviously, I'm disappointed," said former Gov. Parris N. Glendening, a...
  • Education Expert: Political Elites Only See Children As Cogs In A Machine

    11/08/2015 8:04:38 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/08/2015 | Ginni Thomas
    Joy Pullmann, a nationally-recognized education expert, claims that "normal people in fly-over country" feel exploited by cultural and political elites who have moved from not listening to the people, to exploiting them. What worries the education expert - who is now the managing editor of The Federalist - the most about a Hillary Clinton presidency is "the distaste factor" stemming from the former secretary of state raising her child with nannies. According to Pullmann, Hillary is "so out of touch" with so little to share with parents. Pullmann continues in the exclusive interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation by...
  • Lame and Lamer: Hillary Lines Up Feminist Senators with Cue Cards

    11/07/2015 6:35:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 7, 2015 | Melissa Mullins
    In a feministic attempt to be hip, the Hillary Clinton campaign decided to do something “fun” and ask Democratic senators – all female of course – to hold up signs with their answers to questions about the Democratic presidential candidate front-runner.  It’s sort of like, remember how Michelle Obama held a sign with the #bringbackourgirls in an effort to “fight back” at the terrorist group Boko Haram that kidnapped hundreds of girls from a Nigerian school? As if that would make any difference at all.  This entire exercise is sort of like that, only much lamer. Besides, what better way...
  • In Maryland, Smith Islanders Find Saving Their Home Is No Piece of Cake

    11/07/2015 12:04:34 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-7-15 | Josh Zumbrun
    CRISFIELD, Md.—Can you have your cake and island too? The folks on Maryland’s Smith Island, tucked offshore in the Chesapeake Bay, have tried mightily to save their dwindling archipelago with a distinctive eight-to-twelve layer cake. The cakes have done great. The island, less so. Smith Islanders have long baked a cake called the Smith Island Cake, with up to a dozen pencil-thin layers of cake and frosting. And for nearly as long, the island’s economy and population have slumped—to 169 citizens at last estimate. So in 2008, state lawmakers hit on a solution: Make the cake the state dessert. On...
  • Putin Associate Found Dead in DC Hotel

    11/06/2015 5:25:25 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11-5-2015 | Mike Levin
    A prominent Russian millionaire with high-level ties to the Kremlin has been found dead inside a Washington hotel, a Russian official and a senior U.S. official told ABC News. Mikhail Lesin, the former head of media affairs for the Russian government who's been accused of curtailing the country’s press freedoms, had been staying at Hotel Dupont when he was found Thursday, according to officials. It's unclear why the long-time adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin was in Washington, but the Metropolitan Police Department is now investigating his death. On Thursday, U.S. authorities notified the Russian embassy in Washington that one...
  • Anti-cop violence spreads as illegal immigrant gang member slugs deputy sitting in car

    11/06/2015 12:21:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    An illegal immigrant MS-13 gang member the Obama administration had released on bond committed an unprovoked attack on a sheriff's deputy, slugging the deputy as he worked on a traffic report while sitting in his car, the Frederick County, Md., sheriff's department said Friday. Jose Misael Reyes-Reyes, 18, had been arrested in May on weapons charges and in June on charges of malicious destruction of property, but federal immigration authorities had left him free on bond while he awaited a deportation hearing, the sheriff's office said. Given his age, Mr. Reyes-Reyes was potentially part of the recent surge of illegal...
  • Martin O'Malley: Unlike Some Candidates, I Don't Consider Republicans My Enemies

    11/05/2015 1:06:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    In the first Democratic primary debate, each candidate was asked to name an enemy they were proud to have made during their political careers. Hillary Clinton, the current frontrunner, named roughly half the country as her "enemy" when she replied "[...] probably the Republicans." Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is currently polling within the margin of error in nearly every national poll, thinks that Clinton's answer to that question is a sign that she is far too partisan and is unwilling to work with others on Capitol Hill. In a new piece published today on Yahoo! News, O'Malley tries...
  • Protesters hijack Monday Night Football: Two men abseil from the stands and dangle unhindered

    11/03/2015 2:18:31 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/03/15 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    Protesters hijack Monday Night Football: Two men abseil from the stands and dangle unhindered for TWO QUARTERS as Colts play Panthers - but how did they get rappelling gear past security? Two protesters rappelled down from the upper balcony to unfurl a banner protesting against Bank of America during Monday night's game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Carolina Panthers. The protesters dangled over fans in the lower bowl and in front of press-box windows in Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, late in the third quarter, then displayed a banner telling the Charlotte-based financial institution to 'dump...
  • 100 U.S. cities beg Obama for more Muslim refugees

    11/02/2015 5:39:21 PM PST · by amorphous · 82 replies
    WND ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, mayor of Baltimore, almost gets teary eyed when she talks about the need to rebuild her city with immigrants and refugees. It is an issue that is close to her heart, but the argument she uses is not new. It’s the same line that is touted by the mayors of other cities, mostly in the Rust Belt, like Baltimore, Minneapolis, Detroit and Pittsburgh. They crave a steady flow of new immigrants and refugees, they say, because their economies depend on it. Too many of the native-born middle class whites have long since departed for the suburbs. Baltimore, for...
  • The Soviets at Sea

    10/29/2015 10:02:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Within weeks many of you will be looking across just hundreds of feet of water at some of the most modern technology ever invented in America. Unfortunately, it is on Soviet ships. - Secretary of the Navy John Lehman, May 25, 1983, to graduating class at Annapolis . ... Almost 70 percent of the present Soviet merchant fleet has been built outside the Soviet Union. This has released Soviet shipyards and materials for Soviet naval construction. All diesel engines in Soviet ships use a technology originating outside the Soviet Union. The Soviets provided 80 percent of the supplies for the...
  • Pentagon confirms Army blimp was shot down

    10/30/2015 11:59:22 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 29, 2015 | Kristina Wong
    The massive Army blimp that broke free from its mooring and drifted from Maryland to Pennsylvania is "actually still deflating," a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday. "I am not able to give you the mechanics of exactly how they're deflating it," said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis. The blimp traveled almost 200 miles north at 30 miles per hour, reaching an altitude of 16,000 feet before it lost altitude and speed, landing in northeastern Pennsylvania. Another Pentagon spokesman confirmed reports that the 240-foot blimp was shot down, but did not know how close to the ground the blimp was when it happened....