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  • Washington Post: The Purpose of Gun Registration is Gun Confiscation

    05/24/2016 4:30:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    There was a recent domestic shooting in Maryland.  The presumed perpetrator was a federal law enforcement officer.  He is reported to have killed his estranged wife and two other people.   His wife had a protective order against him in March, and the Federal Protective Service, of which Mr. Tordil was a member, took his service firearm and seven other firearms.This was in Maryland, which requires handguns to be registered. From the washingtonpost.com: Sheriff’s deputies can’t be faulted for not knowing about that gun because, thanks to the national gun lobby and the cowardice of Congress, there is no...
  • WaPo poll finds 90% of Native Americans NOT offended by Washington Redskins name.

    05/19/2016 10:55:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/16 | Robert Laurie
    Uh oh. So NOBODY cares. Bad news, outrage peddlers. We’ve known for some time that nobody really cares about your efforts to make America clamor for the end of the racist monstrosity known as the “Washington Redskins.” It’s been a non-issue for most people since day one. However, if you hate that ugly football team, things just took a turn for the worse. Not only is the majority ambivalent, but a new Washington Post poll has been released and, according to the data, Social Justice Warriors have failed to convince Native Americans that they should care either.
  • Donald Trump Shatters His Ceiling (Trump On Way To Nomination)

    04/26/2016 10:50:12 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 70 replies
    Slate ^ | 04/26/2016 | Jim Newell
    There wasn’t any mystery about how Tuesday night’s five Republican presidential primaries would end up: in Donald Trump’s win column. The only thing to watch were his margins: Could he close out against John Kasich in certain highly educated, suburban congressional districts in Connecticut and Maryland, and could he break a 50 percent statewide winner-take-all threshold in Connecticut? Yes, he could! He could do all of that, and he did. He won every state by double digits and cruised in every congressional district awarding bound delegates. He made a joke of his competition and the #NeverTrump cause, just as he...
  • April 26 GOP Primary Primer (CT, DE, MD, PA, RI) - Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016172 of 2,472 delegates(118 bound)
  • Georgetown air gondolas one step closer to becoming reality

    01/30/2016 3:57:23 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 53 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 30 January 2016 | WTOP Staff
    This rendering provided by the Georgetown Business Improvement District shows what the Potomac River would look like if an aerial cable car system were installed alongside the Key Bridge. (Courtesy Georgetown Business Improvement District) WASHINGTON - It sounds like a wild idea - a Gondola carrying area residents and tourists over the Potomac River from Rosslyn to Georgetown and back again - but it could soon become reality. The hope is that it would ease congestion on the Key Bridge, especially since, according to the Washington Post, some 50,000 vehicles cross the bridge every day. Today the project is one...
  • Saudi Arabia Plans 'Thatcherite Revolution'

    01/07/2016 11:35:14 AM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    Saudi Arabia is mulling the sale of shares in Aramco, believed to be the world's most valuable company, as part of plans to repair its finances and open up its economy. The announcement was made by the country's deputy crown prince as Saudi's secretive, state-owned oil firm grapples with the effects of oil prices nearing 12-year lows . Mohammed bin Salman told The Economist: "That is something that is being reviewed, and we believe a decision will be made over the next few months." The Saudi economy has taken a battering from the oil price decline and the finance ministry...
  • MD Attorney General's Office: Sex, guns and egregious ethics violations

    12/01/2015 10:01:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/115 | veritasvisuals
    Maryland's married Deputy Attorney General tells all to female videographer on hidden video. He reveals Maryland state secrets to a reporter he tries to impress, including a major multi-state EPA case. He provides key information on upcoming governor’s race from a hotel bed and displays his extreme (and secret) position on the Second Amendment from a bar.
  • 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...
  • Guns are here to stay

    10/25/2015 4:22:57 PM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 10/23/2015 | John E. McIntyre
    Estimates are that something like three hundred million guns, legal and illegal, are in private hands in the Republic. They are the reality, and they are not going away. As a parallel, think of the estimated eleven million undocumented immigrants in the United States. It would require a police state of unprecedented size and reach to remove either, and as a practical matter that is simply not going to happen. It is idle to talk of Australia or Britain or Scandinavia or Switzerland. Gun culture as we know it is American culture. And unless or until cultural changes shift away...
  • Democratic Congressional Staffer Arrested After Beating Gay Lover With Shovel

    10/13/2015 6:49:28 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2015 | Blake Neff
    Police arrested a congressional staffer to Democratic Rep. Sander Levin Oct. 8 following a bizarre altercation where he attacked a lover with a shovel. According to a police report, Tim Foster assaulted a black man described as his boyfriend with a small red and black shovel, leaving the man so badly injured that he was hospitalized with scrapes and bruises across his neck and torso, Roll Call reported Tuesday. The dispute began at about 12:30 a.m., with the two getting into an argument at a house in Baltimore which soon escalated to physical violence on Foster’s part, according to Roll...
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • In-n-Out imitator CaliBurger to open in Columbia, Md.

    09/03/2015 5:59:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/3/15 | Maura Judkis
    Homesick Californians love their In-N-Out Burger -- to the point where, last year, they bought out a delivery service's entire stock of nasty frozen Double-Doubles in less than 30 minutes. Come November, they'll have a better alternative. CaliBurger, a company so similar to In-N-Out that they were sued over a trademark dispute, has announced that they have signed a lease in the Metropolitan, a shopping center at 10000 Town Center Ave., in Columbia, Md. The restaurant, which has locations in Asia and the Middle East, will open in November.
  • Obama secures Iran nuclear deal with Barbara Mikulski vote

    09/02/2015 7:54:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/02/2015 | Ted Barrett
    In a major victory for President Barack Obama, Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced support for the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, providing the White House the votes it needs to prevent Republicans from scuttling the agreement. The announcement means that at least 34 senators -- the number required by the Constitution to sustain a veto -- will back Obama in vetoing a Republican resolution to disapprove of the deal. While majorities of both the GOP-controlled House and Senate are expected to vote against the agreement, supporters of the multinational accord that aims to curb Iran's nuclear weapons program are...
  • BREAKING: Sen. Barbara Mikulski 34th senator to support Iran nuke deal

    09/02/2015 7:46:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 64 replies
    WBAL TV11 ^ | 9-2-15
    Move ensures landmark Obama victory WASHINGTON —Maryland Democrat Sen. Barbara Mikulski is 34th senator to support Iran nuke deal, ensuring landmark Obama victory. Mikulski on Wednesday issued the following statement in support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action international agreement to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons: "In accordance with the law, Congress has been reviewing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for the past 45 days. I have spent countless hours reading, being briefed and pouring over the intelligence. I have diligently worked to make an informed decision, one that weighs risk and considers a future 10, 15,...
  • Death-Camp Neighbors At Spring Street - Today's Nazi Citizens [Silver Spring MD]

    08/29/2015 5:45:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    For the last 10+ years, several of us pro-life activists have been outside the Planned Parenthood in Silver Spring MD to pray for an end to the barbarity occurring in suite 450 of 1400 Spring Street in Silver Spring MD. We also offer real help to women going into that hell hole, aware that many feel they have no alternative due to difficult personal circumstances. See here for some accounts of our outreaches. We are in Silver Spring MD, a notorious nest of progressives and pro-abortion individuals. Many of them are in the neighborhood just across the street from us....
  • Obama Admin OKs Using Aborted Babies’ Brains in Lab Tests

    07/30/2015 6:29:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Mar 16, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration is getting grief from a pro-life group for approving an experiment using the remains of the bodies of unborn children victimized in abortion for research continues in U.S. laboratories. Scott Fischbach, the director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life uncovered the information showing a clinical trial approved by the Food and Drug Administration uses brain tissue from aborted unborn babies to treat macular degeneration. StemCells Inc. will inject fetal brain stem cells into the eyes of up to 16 patients to study the cells’ effect on vision. In its press release announcing the clinical trial, StemCells Inc....
  • Striking Gold this 4th of July

    07/05/2015 3:42:09 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 5, 2015 | Father Nicholas Federspiel
    Every bride and groom hopes to strike gold and reach their 50th wedding anniversary. Every parent bringing home a baby from the hospital hopes their child reaches at least their 50th birthday and beyond. Every employee hopes their boss remembers their 50th anniversary of employment. Every florist hopes a husband buys fifty roses to honor the 50th birthday of his wife.
  • BOMBSHELL! Megyn Kelly EXPOSES how Marilyn Mosby ORDERED police crackdown before Gray death!

    06/10/2015 4:24:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 6/9/15 | soopermexican
    In an amazing development that could be a game-changer for the case against cops who were charged in the death of Freddie Gray, Megyn Kelly reported on the discovery that Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby actually ordered the crackdown from police that led to the controversial death.Watch the report below:(video at link)More from the Baltimore Sun: About three weeks before Freddie Gray was chased from a West Baltimore corner by three Baltimore police officers — the start of a fatal encounter — the office of prosecutor Marilyn Mosby asked police to target the intersection with “enhanced” drug enforcement efforts, court...
  • Wife of Chris Matthews running for House

    06/04/2015 1:07:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 3, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Kathleen Matthews, the wife of MSNBC personality Chris Matthews, has entered the Democratic primary to replace Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), who is running for Senate. Matthews on Wednesday launched her campaign for Maryland’s 8th District House seat from downtown Silver Spring, vowing to fight for a litany of liberal causes, including equal pay for women, abortion rights, and raising the minimum wage, according to The Washington Post. Matthews is a former local news anchor. She most recently served as an executive for Marriott Hotels but stepped down from that position last month as she geared up for the House...
  • Seriously: White House Suggests More Gun Control In Strict Baltimore After Bloody Memorial Day

    05/27/2015 5:54:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/27/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    When asked about the violence yesterday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest suggested more gun control was one of the solutions. “Obviously there’s some common sense things we could do – certainly passage of some gun safety laws in Congress that could keep guns out of the hands of criminals would be one thing that we could do to try to limit the violence,” Earnest said. There's just a few problems with that suggestion. Maryland already has strict gun control laws. In fact, it was just two short years ago that new gun control measures were passed through despite overwhelming...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore Rally: Burn Down Stores to Get Them ‘Out of Our Communities’

    05/03/2015 1:11:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 212 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 2, 2015 | Staff
    During a large rally in front of Baltimore’s City Hall, a young man introduced as “Brother Rose,” in winding and sometimes incoherent speech, praised the burning of a CVS store at the corner of Pennsylvania and North Avenues. “America didn’t care until we started affecting things they profit from… What we saying, ‘Let’s get you out of our communities.’” He also said, “Without us running (unintelligible) Mondawmin Mall [the site of mass looting on Monday], taking back from the stores that have taken our dollars for how long, and not giving back to the community in any type of way....
  • Fun Facts About Stephanie Rawlings-Blake [Baltimore]

    04/30/2015 6:11:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 4/30/15 | Dave Blount
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is not an easy person to take seriously, but her decision to give space to those “who wished to destroy” has at least made her interesting.Her office says she was misunderstood regarding her alarming “space to destroy” remark. However, it has been revealed that she did order police to stand down so that the rioters could destroy her city: Despite a firm denial by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a senior law enforcement source charges that she gave an order for police to stand down as riots broke out Monday night, raising more questions about whether some...
  • Liberals angry at Whole Foods for feeding National Guardsmen in Baltimore

    04/28/2015 5:22:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 4/28/15
    Whole Foods is donating food to National Guardsmen in Baltimore. And that makes Angry Black Lady, well, angry: This is tone-deaf, especially when thousands of school kids in Baltimore need lunch, @WholeFoods. #TWiBNation https://t.co/lSlQI2FGz9— Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) April 28, 2015 And she’s not alone. Liberals furious at the upscale grocery store sent “Whole Foods” trending in the U.S. this afternoon. Whoa… Baltimore shuts down schools, denies 80%+ kids their only stable meal, & Whole Foods gives free lunches 2 Natl Guard whom has money?— DJ Big Will (@DJBigWill) April 28, 2015 I spent my last money with @WholeFoods last night....
  • President Obama holds presser with Japanese prime minister

    04/28/2015 9:09:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 28,2015 | FoxNews.Com
    Live Presser.
  • The Atlantic: African-Americans Increasingly View Police As "Arbitrary Menace"

    04/27/2015 3:40:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    As blacks from Baltimore and other parts of the country riot in response to Freddie Gray’s April 19 death following his arrest on the 12th, The Atlantic reports that blacks increasingly “experience the police not as benevolent defenders of the peace but as an arbitrary menace.”
  • Kumbaya: #FreddieGray protest brings together Crips, Bloods and the Nation of Islam? [photos]

    04/26/2015 5:54:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 4/26/15
    Photos shared on Twitter of yesterday’s protest in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray allegedly show members of the rival Bloods and Crips street gangs putting aside their differences and marching together: The Bloods, Crips and the Nation of Islam have united in Baltimore for #FreddieGray— HBCU Pride Nation (@HBCUPrideNation) April 26, 2015 Bloods and Crips gang members squash beef in Baltimore in honor of Freddie Gray and to protest together for justice. pic.twitter.com/oujWVZmvWB— HBCU Buzz (@HBCUBuzz) April 26, 2015 https://twitter.com/BEautifully_C/status/592144092391440384 The fact bloods and crips came together to protest the murder of #FreddieGray is astounding and beautiful.— Queen...
  • Maryland Democrats gear up for bitter Senate battle

    03/11/2015 3:59:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 11, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    “Donna [Edwards] has to hope she remains the only minority candidate,” said one longtime Democratic Maryland strategist who has worked on multiple campaigns in the state. “The more white males that jump in, the better it is for her.” Maryland Democrats are bracing for a bitter primary battle split along gender, race, geographic and ideological lines. “It’s going to be a nasty, nasty primary,” one Democratic state legislator told The Hill. “When you have primaries with people that have such similar voting records, it usually comes down to character attacks.” That’s the scene Democrats fear is unavoidable after longtime Sen....
  • MD: Warning Shot Cited as Evidence of Restraint in Self Defense Shooting

    11/16/2014 2:09:45 PM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Many posters on the Internets have stated that "warning shots" would be taken as evidence that the shooter did not consider the threat to be deadly, or they would have shot center mass instead of firing the warning shot or shots.  In this case from Maryland, the prosecutor came to the opposite conclusion.From cecildaily.com: “He did everything he could have done. Maryland law says the person must first retreat if possible. He retreated as far as he could. He was backed up into a corner of his deck. He had nowhere else to go,” Rollins said. The rival kept...
  • Leftovers: A roundup of uncalled races

    11/06/2014 1:09:52 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-6-2014 | Kevin Robillard
    Leftovers: A roundup of uncalled races By: Kevin Robillard November 6, 2014 02:28 PM EST More than 36 hours after the last polls closed, two statewide races in Alaska, the Virginia Senate race and a slew of West Coast House races have yet to be called.Here’s how things stand:THE HOUSEAZ-2: Highly touted Republican recruit Martha McSally leads Democratic Rep. Ron Barber by just under 1,300 votes. The Arizona Republic reports that only a few thousand votes remain uncounted in Cochise County, while 47,000 votes still need to be counted in Democrat-friendly Pima County.CA-7: Former GOP Rep. Doug Ose has...
  • The Governing Trap

    11/06/2014 2:06:28 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 5, 2014 | NRO Editors
    Around 9:00 last night, the TV pundits realized that it would no longer do to say that it was an anti-incumbent year: The vast majority of the incumbents losing — all of them in the Senate — were Democrats. Nor could the election be chalked up to red-state reaction. Republicans took Senate seats in Iowa and Colorado, which voted for Obama twice apiece, and governorships in Maryland and Illinois, which last voted Republican in 1988. The wave gave Republicans a larger Senate majority than all but the most confident among them had expected, and added to the ranks of their...
  • Maryland's next governor [Poll]

    11/02/2014 10:43:18 AM PST · by RedMDer · 27 replies
    Baltimore Sunpapers ^ | Oct 31, 2014
    Who will get your vote for Maryland's next governor?
  • Maryland County Proposes Lowering Voting Age To 16, Allowing Noncitizens To Vote

    09/18/2014 1:57:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler ^ | September 18, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Montgomery County, Maryland, is one of the wealthiest and most liberal counties in America. If there’s a dumb progressive idea that didn’t start there, it will get there sooner or later. Along those lines, the powers that be in Montgomery County are very concerned about low voter turnout. So concerned, in fact, the all Democrat County Council formed a “Right to Vote” Task Force to come up with ways to encourage more people to vote. The task force produced a 76-page report with more than a few suggestions that could raise a few eyebrows. Recommendations 1-3 are: 1. The Task...
  • Did the NFL indefinitely suspend Ray Rice because they saw the video or because we saw it?

    09/09/2014 8:39:13 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 107 replies
    9/9/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Did the NFL suspend Ray Rice indefinitely after he was given an initial 2 game suspension because A.) they saw the video inside the elevator, or B.) because we saw the inside-the-elevator video? If it is because of A, then why did they formulate a 6 game suspension to be followed by banning for a second offense and not apply the 6 game rule to Ray Rice? If this is because the inside-the-elevator video surfaced, then will the NFL have a system for those who are caught by video and those not caught by video? In the end, IMHO, Ray...
  • MD:Private Buyers "Run Off" from Turn In "buy back" Event

    07/28/2014 3:57:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Private buyers competed with ShopRite food cards for guns at a Baltimore City gun turn in "buy back" on Saturday, the 26th of July.    That may be one reason that this event only collected half as many guns as last year's event did.  231 guns were turned in this year, 460 last year.  The term "buy back" is a bit of propaganda, because the people buying the guns never owned them in the first place.   From baltimoresun.com: Several men holding signs that said "$$ Cash for Guns" stood outside the event, trying to persuade people to sell their guns...
  • MD:Cheap Gun Opportunity in Baltimore City, 26 July, 2014 Turn In (buy back)

    07/23/2014 6:40:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Long Guns Turned In at Phoenix event in May, 2013 There will be a gun turn in event on 26 July, 2014 in Baltimore City, Maryland.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The location for the event will be at the New All Saints Catholic Church in the 4400 block of Liberty Heights Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event offers a $100 gift card for turning in guns.   From wbaltv.com: get a $100 gift card to ShopRite. Officials said no...
  • Maryland mom accused of poisoning young sons with Visine

    07/02/2014 10:35:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02 July 2014 | Staff
    A Maryland mother was arrested Monday after she poisoned her young sons with eye drops, police in Pennsylvania said. State police in Gettysburg announced they had arrested 23-year-old Samantha Unger, of Thurmont. She allegedly told state police in Gettysburg that she put drops of Visine into water and juice for her 3-year-old and that her 1-year-old became sick by drinking them accidentally. Unger faces charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children. A police affidavit says both children became sick this spring, and the older boy required hospitalization. Doctors at Hershey Medical Center suspected poisoning, and tests found...
  • Maryland to reportedly abandon $125M ObamaCare exchange for new system

    03/30/2014 5:44:25 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Published March 29, 2014
    With just days to go before open enrollment ends on March 31, Maryland officials are reportedly planning to abandon its glitch-ridden ObamaCare website and replace the health exchange with technology from Connecticut’s marketplace. The Washington Post reported late Friday that the board of the Maryland exchange will vote on changing the system that has cost at least $125.5 million at a meeting on Tuesday, the day after the end of the first enrollment period under ObamaCare.
  • Maryland Mall Shooter Intended Columbine Copycat

    03/13/2014 11:28:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo from Bedroom Police Chief William J. McMahon said that the Maryland shooter who killed two innocent people in a mall skateboard shop was fascinated with the Columbine shooting from 1999. A foxnews.com report quotes McMahon as saying that the shooter knew he had mental problems: "He knows he's sick. He knows he has problems that need to be addressed. He writes it in his journal. He writes in his journal he's not comfortable talking to his mother about it," McMahon said, adding that there was no indication he ever spoke with anyone about his concerns. Media focus on...
  • Licensed to drive [Editorial]Our view: Allowing undocumented immigrants to drive

    01/06/2014 5:38:02 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 28 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 6, 2014 | Baltimore Sun
    Last week, Maryland joined a handful of other states that allow undocumented immigrants to drive legally on state roads, to register vehicles and to buy auto insurance. That's good public policy because it not only will make the state's roads safer for everyone who uses them but also help those living in the country without legal permission achieve a measure of self-sufficiency. Thousands of residents who previously either feared getting behind the wheel at all or who risked arrest or worse for driving without a license reportedly are now lining up to take the MVA written exam and road test....
  • Liberal ‘media’ group gets $520G dark money donation for war on right

    12/05/2013 8:40:40 AM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 3 replies
    Fow News ^ | 12-5-13 | Tori Richards
    Two weeks ago, the liberal Center for Media and Democracy kicked off a national campaign to reveal the identities of anonymous contributors to conservative groups in an effort to unseat the GOP governor here. Now the group may have to answer embarrassing questions about its own finances. A Watchdog.org review of financial documents reveals the Madison-based CMD, which bills itself as a journalism organization, received $520,000 in 2011 from the Schwab Charitable Fund. That’s 60 percent of the $864,740 CMD received that year. CMD lists no donors on its tax returns, but its website identifies numerous financial backers without any...
  • Montgomery County (Maryland Freak State) School Board to Vote on Making Eid a School Holiday

    11/12/2013 3:33:46 PM PST · by central_va · 15 replies
    wmal radio ^ | 7:16AM Tuesday November 12, 2013 | wmal
    Muslim groups may be out of luck, in getting Islamic religious holidays included in the upcoming Montgomery County school calendar. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO A REPORT BY WMALSchool board members are scheduled to consider next year's calendar at their meeting today. And school officials are ready to present a report showing only a small uptick in absenteeism on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Adding a holiday to the school calendar typically requires a showing that large numbers of students and faculty will take the day off. Schooll officials say they can't simply declare a "day off" for a...
  • Conservative group wants liberation for western Maryland

    09/12/2013 7:30:59 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | September 10, 2013 | |Dan Rodricks
    I just returned from a pleasant trip to the mountains and rivers of Garrett County to the dismaying news that a group of conservative Republicans want Garrett and four other Maryland counties to break away and form the 51st state so they can live happily ever after. I spoke Monday to the leader of what's called the Western Maryland Initiative. Scott Strzelczyk is his name. He doesn't like the word "secession." He's talking about something different — the formation of a new state out of five counties. The U.S. Constitution allows regions to separate with approval from the state legislature...
  • GOP Town Hall Explodes With Anger: 'We're Losing The Country' [Maryland Town Hall]

    08/13/2013 6:41:44 AM PDT · by don-o · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 8, 2013
    I don't know who the critter is, but I recognize the voices of awake Americans. Do not give in to despair. Find a town hall. Make a phone call.
  • MD Helicopters prevails in dispute with Boeing over MD540F

    07/31/2013 4:31:13 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Vertical Mag ^ | 2013-07-28 | Elan Head
    MD Helicopters prevails in dispute with Boeing over MD540F MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) appears to have fought off a legal challenge by Boeing that would have barred it from competing for key United States and foreign military contracts. Earlier this month, an arbitration panel declared that Boeing could not prevent MDHI from offering its MD540F helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) competition, according to papers filed on July 17 that ask a federal district court to confirm the panel’s judgment. The ruling is an important win for MDHI, but not simply because it allows the company to...
  • MD:"Bear" Arms Portion of Second Amendment Appeal Filed to Supreme Court

    07/12/2013 1:19:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 July, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A petition for a writ of certiorari has been filed with the Supreme Court.  This is the infamous Woolard v. Sheridan case, where the Maryland District Court found the Maryland "may issue" law to be unconstitutional because it required a person to provide "good reason" for exercising their Constitutional right to bear arms outside of the home, on March 3rd, 2012. The District Court decision was reversed at the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. It is now up to the Supreme Court to decide to hear the case or not.  The court might think that the time is ripe, given...
  • D.C. Policeman Faces Gun Charge in Maryland

    06/16/2013 12:31:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    nbcwashington.com ^ | 15 June, 2013 | NA
    A D.C. police lieutenant has been charged with leaving a loaded gun where his son found it and took it to school. Prince George's County court documents show Mark Antonio Hodge of Glenn Dale has been charged with leaving a loaded firearm in a place where he would have known that a minor would gain access to the firearm. Officers were called to DuVal High School in Lanham March 27 for a report of a student with a firearm, according to court documents. Officers learned the 15-year-old had taken the gun from his home. He said his dad kept the...
  • MD:Second Amendment rally in Bel Air Saturday

    04/26/2013 6:56:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 25 April, 2013 | DAVID ANDERSON
    The Harford County Republican Central Committee is holding a Second Amendment Rally Saturday in Bel Air, and is encouraging anyone concerned about gun rights to attend. The rally is designed to honor Harford County's Republican state legislators who voted against gun legislation during this year's session of the Maryland General Assembly, said Patrick McGrady, a member and past chairman of the Central Committee. The rally will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, near the Courthouse at Main and Office streets in the county seat. "The purpose of the rally is to thank our Republican legislators, because they all...
  • Carhart Getting Away With Killing Woman in Botched 33-Week Abortion

    04/10/2013 6:43:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    life news ^ | Jill Stanek
    On February 7, 29-yr-old Jennifer Morbelli, pictured right, died at a Maryland hospital the morning after LeRoy Carhart completed the abortion of her 33-wk-old baby in the Germantown, Maryland, mill at which he worked. Ironically, the day before Morbelli died the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued licenses to all 17 abortion clinics in the state without ever having inspected them, even though abortion clinic regulations had been enacted in November 2012. Carhart’s clinic is still operating, but on March 12 DHMH suspended the licenses of three other clinics associated with infamous late-term abortionist Steven Chase Brigham. According...
  • Top admiral: US can intercept a North Korean missile

    04/09/2013 11:31:51 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    NBC ^ | 2013/04/09 | Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube
    Top admiral: US can intercept a North Korean missile By Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube, NBC News If North Korea decides to launch a missile, the United States is ready to respond and is capable of intercepting it, a top U.S. military commander told Congress on Tuesday. The Commander of U.S. Pacific Command also said that he cannot recollect a more tense time between the U.S., South Korea, and North Korea since the end of the Korean War. Responding to Sen. John McCain's statement that he doesn't know a time of greater tension in the decades since the war, Admiral...