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  • The Big, Mean, Nasty Dead Baby Pictures: What Good Can that Stuff Do?

    08/03/2015 7:22:47 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 8/2/15 | Hilary White
    You know, there are times when I wish the real world were less like satire. I wrote the following fictional news piece as a joke with a friend, a fellow journalist, on Facebook as we were anticipating (still waiting, by the way) the official response from the USCCB on the ongoing revelations of the Planned Parenthood videos. The appalling ghastliness of the videos revealing the world’s largest abortionist organisation’s baby-parts business, I felt, made the usual bland, boilerplate, bishopspeak rhetoric seem even more absurd and outrageous than usual. We were having a good (though somewhat grim) laugh, lowering, en-blanding and...
  • A Bonus for a Botched Obamacare Exchange

    08/03/2015 4:17:13 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 1 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 8/3/2015 | David Catron
    When former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley signed the bill that created his state’s Obamacare exchange, he bragged that it was “being established using no state funds… due to federal grants.” Later, when the online “marketplace” exploded on the launch pad and a new IT company was hired to untangle the wreckage, O’Malley’s top health official assured Maryland voters that this would be paid for with “leftover federal grants.” Consequently, it surprised many when Maryland’s Attorney General announced a $45 million settlement with the original contractor the proceeds of which would be split between the federal government and the state. But...
  • Martin O’Malley Calls For Racial Bias Training For Police In New Criminal Justice Plan

    07/31/2015 6:52:52 PM PDT · by massmike · 10 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | 07/31/2015 | Chuck Ross
    Martin O’Malley unveiled a new criminal justice reform plan Friday, in a release timed to coordinate with his appearance at the National Urban League’s annual conference in Fort Lauderdale. O’Malley is calling for a number of initiatives that are sure to please the progressive wing of the Democratic party. Among those is legislation to require racial bias training for police, the establishment of a national use of force standard for police, an expansion of civilian review boards, and the lowering of the standard required to bring civil rights cases. In introducing the plan on Friday, O’Malley highlighted his stint as...
  • O´Malley, Obamacare, and the Technocracy Myth

    07/27/2015 4:30:12 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 1 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 7/27/2015 | David Catron
    When Democrat Martin O’Malley announced his presidential bid, the media billed him as part of a new generation of talented technocrats. The former Maryland governor, as one outlet put it, “helped pioneer a data-driven approach that made government more efficient.” These people have evidently forgotten the spectacular failure of Maryland’s online Obamacare exchange, which crashed moments after launch because O’Malley and his administration studiously ignored ominous data provided by its technical experts. In other words, O’Malley’s “data-driven approach” didn’t involve looking at actual data. It consisted of telling the media that Maryland’s exchange would be a “model for the nation.”...
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’ Co-Founder: Organization Will Take Any Chance to Shut Down GOP Convention

    07/25/2015 7:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | July 25, 2015 | Trent Baker
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) On Saturday’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors spoke about the protests at Democratic primary candidates Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), when Black Lives Matters protesters demanded O’Malley and Sanders mentioned Sandra Bland, who was recently found dead in her prison cell, by name. Cullors was asked by guest co-host Janet Mock what her plan was for Republican candidates, specifically Jeb Bush, for calling “black lives matter” a “slogan.”(continued)
  • O'Malley: American citizenship is 'a human right'

    07/24/2015 11:27:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 24, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley took his pro-immigration stance to a new level Friday by declaring citizenship "a human right." O'Malley, who has long been an advocate for illegal immigrant rights, has made amnesty a centerpiece of his campaign since he declared two months ago. His comments come in response to Texas health officials asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by immigrant parents who were denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children. "Denying birth certificates to U.S. citizens is not only outrageous, it's unconstitutional," O'Malley said in a statement on Friday. "The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution...
  • O'Malley apologizes for saying 'all lives matter' at liberal conference

    07/19/2015 7:06:57 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | July 19, 2015 | Chris Moody
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley apologized on Saturday for saying "All lives matter" while discussing police violence against African-Americans with liberal demonstrators. Several dozen demonstrators interrupted the former Maryland governor while he was speaking at the Netroots Nation conference, a gathering of liberal activists, demanding that he address criminal justice and police brutality. When they shouted, "Black lives matter!" a rallying cry of protests that broke out after several black Americans were killed at the hands of police in recent months, O'Malley responded: "Black lives matter. White lives matter. All lives matter." The demonstrators, who were mostly black, responded by...
  • Democrats lose control of presidential event

    07/19/2015 7:43:18 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/19/15 | Chris Moody
    A town hall for liberal activists featuring two Democratic presidential candidates was interrupted by dozens of demonstrators on Saturday who shouted down the contenders and demanded they address criminal justice issues and police brutality. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders planned to attend a public sit-down interview with journalist Jose Antonio Vargas in front of a left-leaning crowd here at the annual Netroots Nation conference, a gathering of progressives, when the tone of the program shifted just a few minutes into the event. O'Malley was answering questions from Vargas on stage when dozens of boisterous conference...
  • O’Malley attacks ‘hate-spewing’ GOP over illegal immigration (Gave them licenses)

    07/13/2015 1:16:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 13, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Former Gov. Martin O’Malley blasted “hate-spewing” GOP presidential candidates Monday as he made his own appeal to win over Hispanics, vowing to expand on the record he amassed in Maryland, where he said he “forged a new consensus” behind pro-immigration policies.</p>
  • Former Democratic Official Denies Writing Suspect E-mail (MD4Bush)

    11/02/2005 11:45:10 AM PST · by nunya bidness · 32 replies · 2,774+ views
    WBAL Radio ^ | 11/02/05 | Scott Wykoff
    Governor Ehrlich's Chief Counsel has sent a letter to the co-chairs of a legislative committee investigating hiring and firing practices of the Ehrlich administration.Included in that letter obtained by WBAL News, Jervis Finney provides the co-chairs with documents he says he uncovered during his investigation into the identity of "MD4Bush".He points to a now-former State Democratic Party official Ryan O'Doherty who he says sent an email to party supporters hours before the Washington Post published it's first story about the rumors about Mayor O'Malley.The following is the text from that e-mail: "There will be a big story in the Post...
  • The Left Is Eating Itself

    06/21/2015 9:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 22, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    In the hot days of summer, the progressive revolution that took over cities and even the national government is frenziedly devouring itself. The media is pounding away at Hillary Clinton, not because it cares about her foundation’s dirty deals or the contents of her email server, but because it doesn’t trust her ideological commitment. If the media were sure of that, both stories would have been treated like Benghazi; mocked, ridiculed, falsely fact checked and then buried in a haunted Indian graveyard under the New York Times building at midnight. Instead the media pined for Elizabeth Warren. When the Native...
  • 'White racism,' NRA are to blame for lax gun rules, Martin O'Malley says

    06/21/2015 8:04:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 21, 2015 | Cathleen Decker
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley suggested Sunday that Congress had fallen under the sway of "white racism" and the political force of the National Rifle Assn. in refusing to respond with new laws to a cascade of shooting incidents in recent years.. Speaking before the nation’s mayors, gathered in San Francisco, O’Malley pointed to gun restrictions passed when he was governor of Maryland to ban assault weapons, enforce background checks and tighten permitting procedures -- efforts that have been blocked at the national level by Republicans, and some Democrats, in Congress. "One of the sad triumphs of white racism is...
  • Cardinals Dolan and O’Malley! Meet Bishop Slattery!

    06/14/2015 7:31:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Restore DC Catholicism ^ | June 12, 2015 | Restore DC Catholicism
    Too often it is necessary to expose the horrid misbehaviors of prelates such as Cardinal Dolan. You might recall that he was Grand Marshall of New York's last St Patrick Day parade that featured a gay group strutting their perversion. In light of that, it is refreshing to see a prelate taking his vocation as bishop seriously and standing up to mortal sin instead of celebrating it. Bishop Edward Slattery of Tulsa OK recently pulled his diocese out of a partnership with the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice after the latter became a sponsor of the city's "gay pride"...
  • Sarah Palin welcomes Martin O'Malley into the fray

    05/31/2015 4:06:38 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 30 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook Page ^ | 5-30-2015 | Sarah Palin
    Yet another anti-freedom politician jumps in the race today for POTUS. As cool as he is with his rock 'n roll persona, this typical liberal's erroneous grasp of our Bill of Rights merely continues the strange and disastrous agenda of Barack Obama. Good to know he doesn't have much chance of winning. The democrats have greased the skids for their chosen one, despite the media games that play the public with various "competing" campaigns used for gamey distractions. With today's more-of-the-same distract-sphere – with the politician sounding exactly like all the others – don't you wonder if there are ANY...
  • Martin O'Malley sets sights on Hillary Clinton

    05/30/2015 7:43:38 AM PDT · by VinL · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/30/2015 | Dan Merica
    Martin O'Malley will launch his presidential campaign Saturday with an appeal to the party's progressive base that he hopes will upend the conventional wisdom that Hillary Clinton is destined to clinch the Democratic nomination. The former Maryland governor will unveil his campaign in Baltimore, the city where he was once mayor -- a role that is central to his political persona. But his Baltimore credentials could become more of a challenge than he initially thought after a riot erupted in the city in April. Perhaps O'Malley's biggest challenge is finding a way to dent the Clinton political machine while also...
  • Why not O'Malley for Veep, if Bubba said he'd reach the White Hourse?

    05/19/2015 1:06:38 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    05/19/2015 | CharlesO'Connell
    American voters must have been dropped on their heads, suffered a hetmatoma and need retro-bottom-bottle glasses, if they would vote for Hill just because of what's NOT in her panties, without considering what will happen when we run out of the Presidential Depends®.If Martin O'Malley was such a good find for Bubba—the Willie Mayes of Politics, he knows the winning stats in every last congressional district—why shouldn't he end up on the inside peeping out rather than outside peeping in, of LBJ's legendary tent?That's what would happen if they got George Soros out of the Kingmaking Biz and had an...
  • O’Malley to announce presidential plans on May 30

    05/14/2015 5:23:30 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/14/2015 | Ken Thomas
    Martin O’Malley plans to announce his presidential intentions on May 30 in Baltimore, a move that could present another Democratic challenger to Hillary Rodham Clinton. The former Maryland governor will hold a conference call with top supporters on Thursday night to discuss his plans for the announcement in his adopted hometown, where he served as mayor, an O’Malley aide said Thursday. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal planning and was not authorized to speak publicly. O’Malley, who completed his second term as governor earlier this year, has been considering a potential challenge to Clinton, the leading...
  • Hillary rival accuses Democrats of manipulating debate schedule to protect her

    05/06/2015 10:30:53 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 5, 2015, 5:24 PM | Hunter Walker
    The Democratic Party's plans for the upcoming presidential debates has stirred up some behind-the-scenes controversy. One Democratic 2016 campaign adviser who spoke to Business Insider said they believe the Democratic National Committee's debate schedule was "worked out" to benefit Hillary Clinton and hurt her opponents. The adviser, who requested anonymity in order to speak frankly about the party's campaign arm, suggested the DNC is hosting a small number of debates in an attempt to give Clinton's more low profile rivals "less screen time." They also suggested the relatively late schedule of the debates will make it harder for Clinton's lesser...
  • &#65279;&#65279;&#65279;O’Malley: $130 Million Poured into Baltimore a ‘Spit in a Bucket’

    05/03/2015 9:32:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-05-03 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD), a potential candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, said the $130 million poured into Baltimore by government is “a spit in the bucket.” When host Chuck Todd asked, “This morning The Washington Post has this headline, ‘Why couldn’t 130 million transform Baltimore’s poorest places?’ One-hundred-thirty million dollars was poured into this community over the last twenty years. Are we not spending the money correctly? What are we getting wrong here? Money has been there. What do we get wrong?”
  • O'Malley to Announce in Baltimore, Make City Central to Campaign

    05/03/2015 10:04:46 AM PDT · by magellan · 65 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 3, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Former Baltimore mayor Martin O'Malley said that if he runs for president, he'll launch his campaign in Baltimore: "We haven't had an agenda for America's cities probably since Jimmy Carter ... We have left cities to fend for themselves. ... But look, the structural problems that we have in our economy, the way we ship jobs and profits abroad, the way we failed to invest in our infrastructure and failed to invest in American cities, we are creating the conditions. Please, Speaker Boehner and his crocodile tears about the $130 million, that is a spit in the bucket compared to...
  • Just how big of a problem is Bernie Sanders going to be for Hillary Clinton?

    04/30/2015 9:01:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/30/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Bernie Sanders just announced that he is running for President in 2016. The conventional wisdom shared not just by conservatives but many Democrats is that self-described socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is so unrepresentative of mainstream American political thought that he cannot pose a serious threat to Hillary Clinton. ItÂ’s true that the former secretary of state remains the prohibitive favorite to win her partyÂ’s nomination in 2016, and there isnÂ’t much evidence beyond the anecdotal that suggests Democrats are uncomfortable anointing her Barack ObamaÂ’s chosen successor. That dynamic might change, however, if Sanders runs against Clinton in a manner...
  • Statement From Governor Larry Hogan On Violence In Baltimore City

    04/27/2015 3:35:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 63 replies
    Office of Governor Larry Hogan ^ | April 27, 2015 | Governor Larry Hogan
    Governor Larry Hogan is closely monitoring the situation in Baltimore City and has been in contact with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake office to provide the city with whatever resources are required. The Maryland State Police have been dispatched in a supporting role on the ground, as well as other resources and equipment from various state agencies. “Today’s looting and acts of violence in Baltimore will not be tolerated. In response, I have put the Maryland National Guard on alert so they can be in position to deploy rapidly as needed. I strongly condemn the actions of the offenders who are engaged...
  • Martin O’Malley’s Terrible Fiscal Record

    04/27/2015 8:02:08 PM PDT · by yuffy · 11 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | April 27, 2015. | By Chris Edwards
    ormer Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is readying himself for a White House run. His recent rhetoric on economics shows that he will run to the left of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. After two terms of an unpopular left-wing president, that is surely the last thing the country needs. The good news is that O’Malley has a record we can examine, so voters will have more to go on than promises of “hope and change.” For fiscal policy, Cato grades the governors from “A” to “F” every two years in its “report cards.” One thing stands out about O’Malley’s record: his...
  • Md.governor declares state of emergency as Baltimore protests turn violent;several officers injured

    04/27/2015 4:15:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 146 replies
    Fox Chicago ^ | 4/27/15
    LIVE UPDATES: 7:02 p.m.Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency and has activated the National Guard.6:54 p.m.Baltimore police say one of the fire department's hoses has been cut by rioters as firefighters are attempting to put out the fire at the CVS store. 6:35 p.m.President Barack Obama has spoken with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake about the ongoing rioting situation in Baltimore. President will "provide assistance as needed." 6:32 p.m.Firefighters are responding to a CVS store on Pennsylvania Avenue and North Avenue after smoke is seen coming from inside the store. It is the...
  • As Baltimore Burns, O'Malley Speaks Out, Hillary Tweets About Bumper Stickers

    04/27/2015 6:26:33 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 30 replies
    The WeeklyStandard ^ | 4/27/15 | Daniel Halper
    Martin O'Malley, the former governor of Maryland and possible Democratic presidential candidate, is speaking out on the violence in Baltimore. O'Malley's rival, Hillary Clinton, is not. "I'm saddened that the City I love is in such pain this night. All of us share a profound feeling of grief for Freddie Gray & his family," O'Malley said on Twitter. "We must come together as one City to transform this moment of loss & pain into a safer & more just future for all of Baltimore's people."
  • Maryland Blessed With $100 Million Turkish Mega-Mosque

    05/22/2013 9:17:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | May 22, 2013 | John DeMayo
    On May 15, 2013, the Turkish Prime Minister, Erdogan, an anti-Semite, attended a ceremony a stone’s throw from our nation’s capital celebrating what he claims “will likely become the largest and most striking example of Islamic architecture in the Western Hemisphere.” Next year, when completed, the Turkish American Culture and Civilization Center, in Lanham, Maryland “US of A,” a project of the Islamist Turkish government, will be the grandest Islamic site in the Western Hemisphere. Allah Akbar! The 15-acre neo-Ottoman empire inspired complex will have five buildings and a mosque capable of serving over 750 faithful Muslim worshipers. I have...
  • Martin O’Malley is getting bolder and bolder. That’s a problem for Hillary.

    04/23/2015 5:42:36 AM PDT · by McGruff · 33 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | April 22,2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley probably can't win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. But he can make things very uncomfortable for Hillary Clinton. Of late, he seems very committed to doing just that. The latest gambit by O'Malley came Wednesday when he sent an e-mail to supporters pledging his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. "To me, opposing bad trade deals like TPP is just common sense," O'Malley wrote. "American workers whose jobs could be on the line right now are owed more than lip service. They deserve to know where leaders stand."
  • Gov. Martin O’Malley calls Hillary Clinton a perfectly lubricated weathervane… as nicely as he could

    04/17/2015 8:32:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2015
    While the phrasing was perhaps a bit clumsy, Jon Huntsman landed one of the most stinging punches of the 2012 GOP primary race square on Mitt Romney’s jaw when he dubbed him a “perfectly lubricated weathervane.” The essence of that critique — that Romney calibrated his message in order to appeal to whomever the audience he was addressing at any given moment and had no core principles of which to speak — resonated.More than a handful of political analysts have dubbed Hillary Clinton the Democratic Party’s Mitt Romney. Aloof, disingenuous, plutocratic, perhaps a bit entitled, and forever struggling to...
  • Bishop’s Bad Behavior: Cardinal O’Malley and Bishop Bootkoski

    03/31/2015 7:07:33 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    Boston Catholic Insider ^ | 3/26/30 | Boston Catholic Insider
    In the past week or so, the outright mean, un-Christian-like actions of two bishops, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston and Bishop Paul Bootkoski of Metuchen have been all over the news. If you have time, you should write or call both of them and ask them to apologize for their actions that have harmed innocent people. First, there was Cardinal O’Malley firing a janitor, a pastor, a school principal and a second-grade teacher because the janitor used the same bathroom that an elementary school student used and no one reported the fact that no crime and nothing inappropriate happened to...
  • O’Malley Made a Mess of Maryland [And now he's thinking of running for President]

    03/31/2015 6:48:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/30/2015 | by RICHARD J. DOUGLAS
    Taxpayers abandoned his state in droves during his tenure as governor, but that’s not dampening the presidential aspirations of Martin O’Malley. In 2014, his final year in office as governor, Maryland had the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation. Now he wants to ride this embarrassing record to the White House. At the Brookings Institution in March, O’Malley test-drove some campaign rhetoric: “Behind all of our data, there are people, living their lives, shouldering their struggles. They deserve a government that works.” Unfortunately, in the state O’Malley governed for eight years, he gave deserving Marylanders anything but a state government...
  • Martin O'Malley races off the reservation in opposing Hillary nomination

    03/30/2015 7:03:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/29/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Martin O’Malley may have been such a lousy Governor of Maryland that his chosen heir was defeated by a Republican (in a deep blue state), but he is turning out to be good for something. Hell may have no fury like Hillary scorned, but as Elizabeth Warren demurely bides her time despite many calls for her to run, O’Malley leaps into the breach. Nick Carasaniti reports in the New York Times: Former Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland, who has been promoting himself to Democrats as a potential alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 race for the White...
  • Martin O'Malley challenges Hillary Clinton

    03/29/2015 9:21:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 24 replies
    cnn aka Clinton News Network ^ | 3-29-15 | Bradner
    Washington (CNN)Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a major shot at Hillary Clinton on Sunday, saying the country needs a "new perspective" and "new leadership" in the 2016 election. "Let's be honest here," O'Malley said. "The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families." The Democrat's comments, in an appearance on ABC's "This Week," are another signal that he's likely to challenge Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. He's focusing in recent weeks on issues like income inequality and wage stagnation -- which liberal darling Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has made her...
  • O’Malley Speaks Out Against Possible Dynastic Rematch for White House

    03/29/2015 7:19:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/29/2015 | Nick Corasaniti Share Tweet O’Malley Speaks Out Against Possible Dynastic Rematch for Whit
    Former Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland, who has been promoting himself to Democrats as a potential alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 race for the White House, on Sunday spoke out against the possibility of a dynastic rematch between Mrs. Clinton and Jeb Bush.
  • O'Say Can You See PAC [O'PAC] (Martin O'Malley taking on Hillary)

    03/22/2015 10:57:22 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies
    NOTE: this is the team taking on Hillary. Lis Smith is an interesting character. 2005 grad of Dartmouth and has been seen all over in public with Client No. 9 - Eliot Spitzer, many years her senior. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ O'Say Can You See PAC [O'PAC] [website | facebook] (page updated Jan. 29, 2015) PAC filed with the FEC on July 23, 2012. Executive Director Adam Goers (2011) Principal consultant at Demo Strategies since June 2008. National finance director for Gov. O'Malley's re-election campaign, Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011. Mid-west regional finance director on Hillary Clinton for President, Jan. 2007-Sept. 2008. Finance director on...
  • Get ready for Erdogan’s caliphate, Turkey’s ruling party official says

    03/20/2015 8:11:16 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 46 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | March/19/2015
    The head of a provincial branch of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has stirred the pot by tweeting that the country should “get ready for the caliphate” of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Fuat Özgür Çalapkulu, the head of the AKP in the eastern province of Siirt, sent the controversial tweet on March 17, hours after Selahattin Demirtaş, the co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), said his party “will never let you be president [in a presidential system].” In his tweet, Çalapkulu said Erdoğan’s opponents had in the past claimed that Erdoğan could not even be a village...
  • DO CATHOLIC LEADERS BELIEVE IN SIN ANYMORE?

    03/20/2015 6:01:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    American Life League ^ | March 20, 2015 | Jim Sedlak
    If Catholic leaders do still believe in sin, many sure don’t act like it. A secular dictionary defines sin as “an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church contains the following definition in paragraph 1850: Sin is an offense against God. . . . Sin sets itself against God’s love for us and turns our hearts away from it. Like the first sin, it is disobedience, a revolt against God through the will to become “like gods,” knowing and determining good and evil. Sin is thus “love of oneself even to...
  • It looks like there's another Democratic presidential candidate

    03/18/2015 7:23:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/18/2015 | KATRINA VANDEN HEUVE via Washington Post
    At a moment when everybody in Washington is talking about e-mails, former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley (D) wants to talk about Wall Street reform. Indeed, while Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail address at the State Department has created a media frenzy and overshadowed other issues, the past week brought additional news in the Democratic primary: O'Malley is almost certainly running for president. And he's determined to make his voice heard despite some pundits dismissing his ability to mount a "credible" challenge to Clinton for the party's nomination. The swirl of controversy surrounding Clinton has not only called her...
  • O’Malley often used Gmail for Maryland business (Democrat, who has been silent on Hillary)

    03/13/2015 4:39:22 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 12, 2015 | John Wagner
    Aides pointed to several news stories during O’Malley’s time in office that were based on the release of his private e-mails under the Maryland Public Information Act. Not all were flattering. In 2012, for example, there were stories about O’Malley’s correspondence with Perdue’s corporate lawyer as Maryland weighed farm pollution regulations being closely tracked by the poultry producer
  • S.C. Democrats’ standing ovation for Martin O’Malley

    03/08/2015 12:23:34 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 35 replies
    SC News Exchange ^ | March 8, 2015 | Phil Noble
    "Democrats in South Carolina are not a group that is easily impressed, but recently former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley really impressed them… as in a standing ovation impressed."
  • Cardinal Sean O'Malley: Where is your opposition to sodomy?

    02/28/2015 6:00:39 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 28, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    As noted here, "Immaculate Heart of Mary School of Still River, MA has withdrawn its marching band and float of Saint Patrick from this year’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade after learning that a small homosexual activist group will be allowed to march while publicly identifying its homosexuality. The school is compelled by the teachings of the Catholic Church to pull out. According to the Principal, Brother Thomas Dalton, 'Catholics are forbidden to sponsor or even participate in an event which openly promotes unnatural and immoral behavior. The Church will never accept nor condone same sex marriage and the homosexual life...
  • O’Malley’s Catholic values will propel potential 2016 run

    01/11/2015 5:23:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1-10-15 | Maryland State Sen. Jim Rosapepe (D)
    Governor Martin O'Malley (D) announced last week he will commute the sentences of Maryland's last four death row inmates. Given his leadership in repealing the state's death penalty two years ago, his decision was not a surprise. But, just weeks before he completes eight years as governor and a year before Iowa's presidential caucuses, it dramatizes O'Malley's values and skills. Soon after he was elected governor and I elected to the state senate, we met to discuss the 2007 legislative session. He discussed his priorities and I pitched my ideas for higher education. As we walked out of his office,...
  • Last 4 on Md. Death Row to Have Sentences Commuted

    12/31/2014 8:56:50 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 31, 2014
    Outgoing Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley said Wednesday that he will commute the capital sentences of the state's last four inmates on death row to life in prison, saying executing them "does not serve the public good of the people of Maryland." Two years ago, the General Assembly abolished the death penalty in the state, making the ultimate sentence in new cases life in prison without the possibility of parole. That left four previously sentenced inmates on death row. [...]
  • Papal "Diplomacy" with Herod and Hitler

    12/20/2014 4:46:28 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 6 replies
    The Tenth Crusade ^ | 12/20/14 | The Tenth Crusade
    I have not had the time to put together a post on Pope Francis political move to turn a blind eye and give the nudge and the wink to the ruthless and murdering regime in Cuba and help Obama and the commies in the United States spread communism here. I probably won't get to it until after Christmas but I did want to point out that local commie Jackie Connors was spearheading the arrangement: http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2014/12/17/pope-francis-helped-broker-the-restoration-of-us-cuban-relations/ I bet money was funneled into Church coffers somewhere. More on how Connors took control of the Boston diocese and castrated the Cardinal with money,...
  • Cardinal O’Malley: ‘If I Were Founding a Church, I’d Love to Have Women Priests’

    11/17/2014 6:17:04 AM PST · by marshmallow · 44 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 11/17/14 | Staff Reporter
    Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has said that were he to start a church he would “love to have women priests”. The outspoken remarks came during an interview with 60 Minutes on American television network CBS. Asked by reporter Norah O’Donnell whether excluding women from the Church hierarchy was immoral, Cardinal O’Malley said, “Christ would never ask us to do something immoral. It’s a matter of vocation and what God has given to us.” He said: “Not everyone needs to be ordained to have an important role in the life of the Church. Women run Catholic charities, Catholic schools …...
  • Green Billionaire Tom Steyer Leaves Campaign Stop in Gas-Guzzling Suburban (Video)

    10/27/2014 8:18:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | October 23, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Tom Steyer and Martin O’Malley leave the Superdome in a gas-guzzler Billionaire Dem donor Tom Steyer wants you to pay more for your heating and electricity. Meanwhile, he’s traveling to various campaign stops in a gas guzzling Chevy Suburban. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAFWjKxK2FUGreen Billionaire Tom Steyer Leaves Campaign Stop in Gas-Guzzling Suburban (Video) Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 11:59 am Tom Steyer and Martin O’Malley leave the Superdome in a gas-guzzler Billionaire Dem donor Tom Steyer wants you to pay more for your heating and electricity. Meanwhile, he’s traveling to various campaign stops in a gas guzzling Chevy...
  • Cardinal O’Malley Says He Favors Recognition for Gay “Married” Couples

    10/11/2014 11:02:43 AM PDT · by Wyrd biđ ful arćd · 63 replies
    Boston Catholic Insider ^ | 10/11/2014 | bostoncatholicinsider
    Amidst the backdrop of the circus of a Synod going on in the Vatican–where some of the highest ranking officials in the Catholic Church hierarchy are skating around Christ’s teachings on marriage and flagrantly ignoring the admonition of St. Paul to the Romans, “Do not conform yourselves to this age”–comments by Cardinal O’Malley to a staffer from New Ways Ministry about recognition for gay “married” couples after the recent Crux event in Boston merit a response and correction. --snip-- In a one-to-one conversation following a public speaking engagement, Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley said that the firing of church workers because...
  • A long-shot bid in 2016 may suit Martin O’Malley

    09/16/2014 6:17:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 15, 2014 | John Wagner
    Martin O’Malley’s pollster had sobering news. Despite extensive time in the public eye and strong statements on controversial issues, the would-be candidate barely registered in a new survey. The year was 1999, and O’Malley (D), a brash white city councilman in majority-black Baltimore, was contemplating a long-shot bid for mayor. “To a lot of friends, even my closest friends, it seemed like a pretty outlandish idea initially,” he said. He won that election, and the next, and two terms as Maryland governor after that. Now he is contemplating an odyssey with even steeper odds. By late January, when his time...
  • Cardinal O’Malley: housing illegals more important than protecting unborn

    07/19/2014 7:36:47 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 44 replies
    Boston Catholic Insider ^ | 7/19/14 | Boston Catholic Insider
    Cardinal Sean O’Malley appeared with liberal Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick on Friday to voice support for Patrick’s proposal to house illegal immigrants and offer Catholic social service assistance for illegals, while the Cardinal said nothing all week about a heinous law advancing in the Mass legislature to penalize those who try to prevent women from aborting their children. In our opinion, the Cardinal is yet more clearly showing his stripes as being a tool of the liberal Democratic pro-abortion establishment, and a hypocrite when it comes to protection of life. On June 27, Cardinal O’Malley came out in support of...
  • Maryland Gov. O’Malley’s Iowa visit sparks 2016 speculation, comparisons to Hillary Clinton

    06/23/2014 1:35:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/23/2014 | John Wagner
    DES MOINES — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was the only potential 2016 presidential contender to set foot in Iowa over the weekend, and yet the Democrat didn’t really have the stage to himself. Shortly after O’Malley (D) spoke at a dinner Friday night for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Hillary Rodham Clinton’s image appeared on two large screens overhead. In a video, she teased that she needed advice from Harkin on a “momentous plunge” that she is about to take. “Tom, what’s the secret to being such a terrific grandparent?” Clinton asked, drawing uproarious laughter from the crowd. The good...
  • John Kerry to Boston College Graduates: 'Set the World Aflame'

    05/20/2014 9:23:04 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 29 replies
    BostInno ^ | 5/19/14 | Nate Boroyan
    United States Secretary of State John Kerry reminded the Boston College Class of 2014 that its responsibilities don't stop once diplomas are received. Echoing the words of St. Ignatius, Kerry urged BC graduates to "Set the World Aflame," when they step foot off campus and into the real world. Kerry's politically-charged speech touched on the meaning – and value – of human dignity, calling it a "struggle" fought across all towns – and across the entire world. Human dignity, Kerry said, is achieved "when families have access to clean water and clean power." Specifically, Kerry thrust the "challenge" and ongoing...