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  • 39 Days of Prayer to go

    09/27/2012 9:11:14 AM PDT · by conservativesister · 16 replies
    Ok folks, it's time to ask for divine help. We need to pray daily for the next 39 days about the outcome of this election, for the sake of America, Americans and for the sake of the world. In MARYLAND we are also asking for the overturn of the Same Sex Marriage Law. Please add what your state needs are, so we can pray for your needs, and keep this going until the election.
  • Firing upheld of Montgomery teacher who touched boys

    09/27/2012 7:42:54 AM PDT · by Sopater · 16 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 26, 2012 | Lisa Gartner
    The firing of a Montgomery County elementary school teacher for behaving inappropriately with male students was upheld Tuesday by the Maryland school board, which questioned why the teacher was not fired sooner. Daniel Picca was terminated from Silver Spring's Kemp Mill Elementary School in 2010, 17 years after an initial complaint at Rachel Carson Elementary School and 12 years after the county's child protective services found him responsible for child abuse. He received at least seven written warnings over the 17 years from three principals and two superintendents. When former Superintendent Jerry Weast transferred Picca from Rockville's Luxmanor Elementary School...
  • Ahmadinejad’s Plane Made in America and Parked at Andrews AFB

    09/26/2012 1:12:27 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Ahmadinejad’s Plane Made in America and Parked at Andrews AFB Here’s something you don’t see every day. At Joint Base Andrews this morning, reporters traveling to Ohio with President Obama spotted what is in all likelihood Iranian President Mahmoud Amadinejad’s airplane sitting on the tarmac: an American-made Boeing 747. The Iran Air jet was parked next to the Russian government airplane and several others that appeared to be from foreign governments. Andrews becomes a parking lot for the planes during the annual UN General Assembly since there is not enough space at JFK and other NYC area airports. It’s not...
  • Humanists Call For Removal of 40-Ft. Cross-Shaped Soldier’s Memorial

    09/21/2012 1:19:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 20, 2012 | Jon Street
    A veteran’s memorial in the form of a “peace cross” in Bladensburg, Md., has come under criticism by the American Humanist Association, which has said the memorial is a “religious symbol” on public land and that the government “should not be in the business of promoting religion.” “This cross amounts to an unconstitutional government endorsement of Christianity on public land. It is an exclusively Christian symbol that does not represent the sacrifice of non-Christian soldiers. Its prominent presence on public land leaves any observer with the notion that Christianity is exclusively favored and promoted by the government, said Bill Burgess,...
  • Republicans take swipe at O'Malley in new ad (against NC Dem gov candidate)

    09/21/2012 10:01:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/20/2012 | Hayley Peterson
    The Republican Governors Association is trying to turn Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's record on raising taxes into a political albatross for North Carolina Democrat and gubernatorial candidate Walter Dalton. The RGA, which is headed by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, released a Web video linking the two Democrats' records on taxes Thursday while O'Malley was in North Carolina campaigning with Dalton. "No one is better qualified to amplify Walter Dalton's legacy of tax increases than Gov. O'Malley," said RGA spokesman Mike Schrimpf. "Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is in North Carolina to campaign for Walter Dalton because Dalton supports tax hikes, just...
  • Break the Jam: Leaders Urge Study Of Fast Lanes Over Legion Bridge

    09/19/2012 10:35:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Germantown Patch ^ | September 18, 2012 | Erin Donaghue
    State transportation officials should study dedicated travel lanes for vans, carpools and buses on a congested seven-mile stretch of the Capital Beltway that includes the American Legion Bridge, Montgomery and Fairfax leaders urged Tuesday. HOT lanes for toll payers and high-occupancy vehicles are planned for the Beltway in Virginia from the Springfield Interchange to just north of the Dulles Toll Road, and set to open later this year. But Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner and Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova pointed out a seven-mile gap in dedicated high-occupancy travel lanes between the northern terminus of the planned...
  • Cracks Being Fixed in 10 Bridges on Intercounty Connector

    09/19/2012 10:25:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Takoma Park Patch ^ | September 18, 2012 | Sebastian Montes
    Engineers for Maryland's most high-tech highway are nearly half way to mending hairline fractures found in 10 of the bridges that carry the Intercounty Connector between Gaithersburg and Laurel. Repair work has wrapped up on four of those bridges and is set to start this week on three more. But who’s to blame for cracks at two other bridges remains at question. The contractor who designed those bridges is disputing the state’s assessment that the cracks are the contractor's fault. The ICC’s western third opened in February 2011 amid a flurry of both fanfare and skepticism. Eight months later, inspectors...
  • Pit bull owners say neighborhood ban won't make them part with dogs

    09/16/2012 9:41:03 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 23 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 9/16/12 | Kevin Rector
    Since Shelly Kizina adopted her pit bull Jada four years ago after finding the dog abused and tied to a tree in North Carolina, the Northeast Baltimore resident and her pet have been practically inseparable, she said. "I brought her here, and she's been like my best friend. She follows me everywhere," Kizina said on her porch in the Armistead Gardens neighborhood Sunday, as family members watched the Ravens game inside and Jada sat by her side. That Armistead Homes Corp., which manages the low-income housing cooperative, has demanded Kizina and other neighborhood residents with pit bulls get rid of...
  • In Prince George’s, cameras to monitor speed cameras. Really.

    09/13/2012 2:43:56 PM PDT · by Woodsman27 · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Michael S. Rosenwald
    "WTOP’S Ari Ashe is reporting that Prince George’s County is mounting cameras to monitor its traffic cameras. This comes following a half dozen incidents of vandalism and general meanness toward the cameras in the county." "A camera was actually shot with a gun. Another was set on fire. Those attacks mark a step up in looniness from a man who allegedly fired glass marbles at a Howard County traffic camera earlier this summer."

    09/11/2012 12:46:51 PM PDT · by 7thson · 14 replies
    I found this on FreeRepublic years ago.
  • After nearly a half-century, Maryland House to close its doors

    09/11/2012 12:01:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | September 8, 2012 | Candy Thomson
    At one minute past midnight on Sept. 16, a state landmark known by millions of motorists will go dark. Employees will say their goodbyes before the doors and off-ramps are barricaded at Maryland House, the Interstate 95 travel plaza in Harford County that opened in 1963. Within weeks, wrecking crews will level the neo-Georgian brick structure to make way for a new building, the flagship of an ambitious public-private partnership valued at a half-billion dollars. The same night, the smaller Chesapeake House in Cecil County will change as new vendors replace old ones. In a year, it too will come...
  • Democrat Withdraws from 1st District Congressional Race (voted in FL and MD)

    09/11/2012 6:22:02 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 52 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 9/10/12 | Matthew Hay Brown
    Wendy Rosen, the Democratic challenger to Republican Rep. Andy Harris in the 1st Congressional District, withdrew from the race Monday amid allegations that she voted in elections in both Maryland and Florida in 2006 and 2008. It was unclear, however, whether she could remove her name from the ballot with the election less than two months away. Under state law, a candidate has until 70 days before an election to remove his or her name from the ballot. The deadline for the Nov. 6 election passed on Aug. 28. Snip Republicans, meanwhile, said the allegations prove that voter fraud is...
  • Towson University Student Proposes To Start A White Student Union On Campus

    09/09/2012 8:35:48 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | Sept. 7, 2012 | Rochelle Ritchie
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ)– A controversial proposal from a Towson University student is opening up old wounds. A student organization is planning to start a “White Student Union”. Matthew Heimbach’s reasoning can be found in the college newspaper where he says white students deserve an exclusive club only for them. Inside this week’s Towson University newspaper, Heimbach is seen holding a Confederate flag in front of Martin Luther King Jr.’s church in Montgomery, Ala. He says: “We want to replicate what every student union does on campus.” His solution: Start a White Student Union. “I don’t know why anyone would want...
  • Maryland Democrat quits congressional race amid vote fraud allegations

    09/10/2012 2:28:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2012
    A Maryland Democratic candidate quit her congressional race Monday after her own party told state officials that she had committed fraud by voting in both Maryland and Florida in recent elections. Wendy Rosen, a small-business owner running against freshman Rep. Andy Harris (R) in the Eastern Shore-based 1st Congressional District, released a statement saying that “with great regret, and much sorrow” she was resigning from the contest. “Personal issues have made this the hardest decision that I have had to make,” Rosen said Rosen’s announcement came the same day the state Democratic party released a letter to state Attorney General...
  • Towson University Student Proposes To Start A White Student Union On Campus

    09/09/2012 8:36:43 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    A controversial proposal from a Towson University student is opening up old wounds. A student organization is planning to start a “White Student Union”. Matthew Heimbach’s reasoning can be found in the college newspaper where he says white students deserve an exclusive club only for them. “I don’t know why anyone would want to start that. It doesn’t really make sense,” Kelsey Ports, a junior at Towson University, said. In the article, Heimbach says there is a black student union that promotes their heroes and he wants to do the same. This isn’t Heimbach’s first attempt to start a controversial...
  • Poll to Freep

    1/2 of way down, on right. Did President Obama's Democratic National Convention speech make a convincing case that he should be re-elected? Yes No Not sure
  • Ken Timmerman asks: Why does Van Hollen Refuse to Support Israel?

    09/07/2012 6:03:34 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies
    Timmerman for Congress ^ | Sept 7, 2012 | Ken Timmerman
    Kensington, MD- September 7, 2012 – Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Jr. has refused to join a bi-partisan letter to the Israeli ambassador in Washington, aimed at reaffirming strong bi-partisan support for Israel in the wake of the confusion generated by the conflicting statements at the Democratic National Convention. Republican candidate Ken Timmerman released the following statement on Mr. Van Hollen’s refusal.“As the Republican candidate for Maryland’s Eighth Congressional District, I am saddened and concerned that my opponent, Democrat Chris Van Hollen, Jr., has not joined me in reaffirming the U.S.-Israel security relationship.“In a letter sent Wednesday (September 5) to Mr....
  • Maryland Author To Run For Senate

    09/04/2012 10:09:05 AM PDT · by Abby4116 · 15 replies
    WBAL ^ | Tuesday, September 04, 2012 | Candice Cole
    Rob Sobhani will announce his candidacy for the Maryland seat in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday afternoon at the Waterfront Marriott in Baltimore.
  • Republicans Are Pouncing On A Startling Admission From The Governor Of Maryland

    09/02/2012 5:31:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/02/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Maryland Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley said Sunday that Americans are not better off under President Obama than they were four years ago, a somewhat startling admission that Republicans and Mitt Romney immediately pounced on. On CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday morning, host Bob Schieffer asked O'Malley if he can "honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago." "No," O'Malley said, "but that's not the question of this election." "The question," he continued, "without a doubt, we are not as well off as we were before George Bush brought us the Bush job losses, the...
  • Maryland governor flip-flops on ‘better off’ question … in 24 hours

    09/03/2012 7:35:09 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 16 replies
    What a difference a day makes … twenty-four little hours … Why, just yesterday all was doom and gloom for Maryland’s Democratic governor, Martin O’Malley, who admitted to Bob Schieffer yesterday that he couldn’t say that people are better off now than four years ago, although he rushed to add, “but that’s not the question for this election”: One day later — and presumably, one Cory Booker-esque call from Team Obama — suddenly the world looks a lot rosier to Governor O’Malley: A day after saying, no, the country was not better off than it was four years ago, Maryland...