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  • 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: 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. 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...

    04/22/2014 6:52:49 PM PDT · by massmike · 30 replies ^ | 04/22/2014 | SFC Drake
    While Homeland Security is reconsidering their position on deporting illegal criminals with ‘trivial’ crimes, Maryland’s Governor O’Malley has taken it one step further. He announced that the Baltimore City Detention Center will no longer comply with a federal policy that requires the jail to detain illegal immigrants for deportation. O’Malley said the Detention Center will now consider the severity of the charges a person is facing when reviewing I.C.E. requests to hold immigrants through the ‘Secure Communities’ program. The federal program ‘Secure Communities’ was intended to catch and deport dangerous criminals by coordinating with local jails. We are a government...
  • Immigration reform becomes a Catholic ‘pro-life’ cause

    04/08/2014 7:57:11 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 20 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4/5/14 | John L. Allen, Jr.
    "...Bishops and other church leaders in America have advocated immigration reform for years, but they’ve never been more emphatic or creative about it than on Tuesday, when a delegation of nine American prelates led by Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston traveled to Nogales, Ariz., to celebrate a Mass at the United States/Mexican border, to lay a wreath at the border commemorating the estimated 6,000 people who have died trying to make the crossing, and to stage a news conference urging reform of what they called a “broken system.”
  • O’Malley preaches support for immigrants at US border

    04/02/2014 11:56:37 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 38 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4/2/14 | John L. Allen, Jr.
    NOGALES, Ariz. — Their short pilgrimage across desert sands stopped where it had to stop, at the 20-foot high security fence that separates Nogales from Mexico. And there Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley and eight other American Catholic bishops did what priests and bishops always do — they said Mass. But this was different. Their uncommon congregation had gathered on both sides of the fence, about 500 on the United States, 100 or so south of the border. They came together at the emotional crest of the service, with communion wafers passed through the fence to the eager hands reaching north...
  • Cardinal, bishops to celebrate Mass at border fence

    03/24/2014 8:47:22 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 27 replies
    Nogales International ^ | 3/21/14 | Nogales International
    Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston will celebrate Mass at the border fence in Nogales on April 1 as part of a three-day visit to the border by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration and several bishops from border dioceses. The delegation will pray at the fence on West International Street on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998, said the Diocese of Tucson, which is hosting the event. The Mass begins at 9 a.m. on West International Street and will be followed by a news conference at 10:30...
  • Mass. Religious Leaders Bless Minimum Wage Hike

    03/21/2014 8:10:45 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 17 replies
    Reading Patch ^ | 3/20/14 | Jason Claffey
    Local religious leaders have given their blessing for an increase to the state's minimum wage. The Massachusetts Catholic Conference this week released a statement supporting the increase. Lawmakers are considering raising the minimum wage from $8 an hour to $10.50. "Insufficient compensation for labor violates the dignity of the worker and that worker’s family," the statement reads. "A just wage supports the individual, families, and society as a whole." The statement was signed by Archbishop Sean O'Malley, Fall River Bishop George Coleman, Worcester Bishop Robert McManus, and Springfield Bishop Timothy McDonnell.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 February 2014

    02/23/2014 5:34:11 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 148 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 February 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National Security Adviser Susan Rice.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former President George W. Bush.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Govs. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Mike Pence, R-Ind., Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., Jay Nixon D-Mo.
  • O'Malley seeks answers from DHS on immigration program

    02/12/2014 10:42:14 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | February 11, 2014 | John Fritze
    WASHINGTON — — Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday demanded that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security explain why federal officials are deporting a higher share of noncriminals from Maryland than from most other states under a controversial immigration program called Secure Communities. In a sharply worded letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, the governor called on the federal agency to document why the program has led to the deportation of undocumented immigrants with either no criminal record or only misdemeanor convictions, when its long-stated intent is to target dangerous criminals.O'Malley, a Democrat, wrote to Johnson days after The Baltimore...
  • Pa. woman getting emails from Maryland health insurance shoppers by mistake

    02/08/2014 2:08:59 PM PST · by RedMDer · 9 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | February 06, 2014 | Meredith Cohn
    Elisabeth Smith is not a navigator hired by the Maryland's health exchange. She can't help anyone sign up for health insurance. Please stop emailing her. Smith isn't sure who is handing out her personal email address, a Gmail account, and she asked exchange officials to stop months ago. But the messages kept coming, peaking in December at up to a dozen a day. Similar pleas for help have finally stopped at the pottery supply business run by Sue Lunz in Seattle. She also was pressed into serving frustrated insurance shoppers in Maryland when her phone number was inadvertently listed on...
  • New role shows pope’s high praise for Cardinal Sean O’Malley

    01/19/2014 1:12:57 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 19 replies ^ | 1/17/14 | O'Ryan Johnson
    Recent moves inside the Holy See to sideline conservative cardinals have solidified Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s status as a Vatican insider who has the ear of Pope Francis, experts on the Catholic Church say. “It cements his role as a trusted advisor,” said the Rev. James Bretzke, professor of moral theology at Boston College. “I wouldn’t use the term ‘power broker,’ because I think that’s the wrong nuance. In terms of trying to develop a pastoral vision, as well as a strategic plan, O’Malley is clearly in the inner circle, and the single American cardinal that is in the inner circle.”
  • Decision time for Md.'s health exchange(too few signing up for O'Malley-care)

    12/18/2013 6:59:19 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 22 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/17/2013 | Home > News > Editorial
    Our view: The O'Malley administration has made progress on its Obamacare website, but the question of whether to scrap it remains unanswered. Since Gov. Martin O'Malley declared that the state's health insurance exchange website was functional for most users, anecdotal reports have been mixed. Some people report continued problems with frozen screens and other glitches that have bedeviled the site; others say they were finally able to enroll with relative ease. (clip) That said, the pace of enrollments is still far too low. If the exchange is able to replicate its best weekday and weekend performance during every one of...
  • O'Malley calls for federal action on gun control

    09/20/2013 2:12:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 28 replies ^ | September 20, 2013 | Erin Cox
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's political action committee sounded the call Friday for Congress to renew efforts to pass gun control. His O'Say Can You See political action committee urged supporters to sign on to O'Malley's petition to Congress. In a message to supporters, the governor wrote that "in the coming months, I'm going to continue to fight for those who stand with us on legislation to reduce gun violence." O'Malley spokeswoman Lis Smith said that meant "elected like-minded Democrats," a task to which O'Malley has devoted a travel-heavy itinerary this fall.
  • Video: Rick Perry and Martin O’Malley throw down on Texas v. Maryland

    09/19/2013 1:58:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a running campaign going to attract companies and jobs to his state’s low-tax, pro-growth business environment, and he turned his attention to Maryland last week with radio and television ads suggesting to Maryland residents that, “when you grow tired of Maryland taxes squeezing every dime out of your business, think Texas, where we’ve created more jobs than all the other states combined.” Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was neither pleased nor impressed by this display of Texas gumption, insisting that “the gentleman is all hat and no cattle” in defense of his own economic track record.CNN...
  • O’Malley Names Four New Judges to Baltimore City District Court

    08/14/2013 4:30:19 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 3 replies
    Afro ^ | 8/13/13 | Alexis Taylor
    Gov. Martin O’Malley’s office has announced the appointment of a diverse group of four new judges to the Baltimore City District Court on Aug. 13. Kevin Wilson and Martin Dominic are African American; Mark Franklin Scurti and Nicole Pastore Klein are White. “I am pleased to appoint such an accomplished and diverse group of candidates to serve on the Baltimore City District Court,” said O’Malley, in a statement released the same day. “These appointees will bring to the bench a broad range of legal expertise and a true commitment to public service.” Wilson took the former position of just-retired District...
  • Maryland demands lower insurance rates; Aetna says sayonara to the state’s insurance exchange

    08/04/2013 12:00:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | AUG 4,2013 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    For instance: Maryland would really very much appreciate it if the insurance companies operating in their state could offer rates that the state arbitrarily deems to be affordable and attractive offers, the better to lure potential participants into the state’s ObamaCare exchanges. Insurance companies, meanwhile, would really like it if they could avoid operating at a loss. It’s selfish, really. Aetna Inc pulled out of Maryland’s health insurance exchange being created under President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law after the state pressed it to lower its proposed rates by up to 29 percent. … In an August 1 letter sent...
  • O'Malley crafts stricter plan to fight climate change

    07/25/2013 6:27:56 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 24, 2013 | Erin Cox and Timothy B. Wheeler
    The O'Malley administration's aggressive new plan to fight climate change calls for Maryland residents to further cut their energy use or face higher monthly utility bills. The plan, to be released Thursday by Gov. Martin O'Malley, also requires that more of the state's electricity come from renewable sources by 2020. Maryland's goals for reducing greenhouse gases are among the most ambitious in the nation.
  • Report documents eight decades of Capuchin province's poor handling of sex abuse

    06/18/2013 6:42:44 PM PDT · by haffast · 21 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Jun. 18, 2013 | Joshua J. McElwee
    For eight decades, leaders of a community of Catholic priests and brothers spanning 10 U.S. states acted inadequately in responding to sex abuse allegations and prioritized protecting accused abusers over their victims, concludes an audit released by the group Tuesday. The report, released by a province of Franciscan priests known as Capuchins, could raise questions of how communities of religious, which are not under direct control of bishops, are handling abuse allegations. It also addresses themes many critics of the U.S. church's response to sex abuse have raised since the issue made national headlines in 2002. The report says that...
  • Biden Confuses Gov. Malloy And Gov. O'Malley

    05/22/2013 4:32:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/22/13 | WashingtonFreeBeacon
    Published on May 22, 2013, Vid at link
  • MILLER: Maryland Gov. O’Malley may be smiling over gun-control law, but last laugh is on him

    05/16/2013 12:08:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2013 | Emily Miller
    Maryland citizens had their Second Amendments rights infringed on Thursday when Gov. Martin O’Malley signed more gun control into law. Mr. O’Malley became the third liberal governor this year — after New York and Connecticut — to ram through pointless laws that will do nothing to reduce crime by exploiting the Newtown tragedy. However, Mr. O’Malley’s scheme was secretly watered down a little before it became law. The governor was fixated on banning “assault weapons,” even though only two people were murdered by rifles of any type in Maryland in 2011. However, O’Malley’s “assault weapons” is less stringent than the...
  • Cardinal O’Malley to boycott Boston College commencement over honoring of pro-abortion Irish PM

    05/12/2013 3:56:44 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies ^ | May 10, 2013 | Tim Drake
    Cardinal O’Malley to boycott Boston College commencement over honoring of pro-abortion Irish PM May 10, 2013 (CNS) - Archdiocese of Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley said today that he plans to boycott Boston College's commencement ceremony May 20 because it will feature Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny as its commencement speaker. The College is scheduled to award Kenny an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Kenny supports loosening the country's legislation against abortion. “Since the university has not withdrawn the invitation and because the Taoiseach (prime minister) has not seen fit to decline, I shall not attend the graduation,’’ O’Malley said in...
  • Cardinal O’Malley to Boycott Boston College Graduation’s Pro-Abortion Speaker

    05/10/2013 9:48:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Archdiocese of Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley will boycott the commencement at Boston College because the Catholic educational institution is hosting the Prime Minister of Ireland at a time when the nation faces a government bill that would okay some abortions. The College is scheduled to award Edna Kenny an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Pro-life advocates, led by Students for Life of America, are galvanizing pro-lifers against Ireland’s first pro-abortion Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s planned address to Boston College graduates. It has launched a web site,, to gather supporters to protest the speech. “Since the university has not withdrawn...
  • PM foisting abortion on Ireland to be honored by Jesuit Boston College

    05/07/2013 12:46:41 PM PDT · by topher · 18 replies ^ | May 7, 2013 | by John-Henry Westen
    BOSTON, May 6, 2013 ( - While Ireland’s Catholic bishops and the pro-life movement are fighting desperately to keep the government from enacting legislation to permit abortion, Boston College, a Catholic institution in Massachusetts, is honoring the head of the same government. Irish pro-life leaders say they are incredulous at the news. Niamh Uí Bhriain of Ireland's Life Institute told LifeSiteNews that the Jesuit college should withdraw its invitation. The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts also condemned the college for selecting Republic of Ireland Taoiseach (Prime Minisster) Enda Kenny as its 2013 Commencement Speaker. The university will also confer an...
  • Democratic governors push for Senate’s gun bill (Cuomo, O’Malley, Malloy)

    04/17/2013 12:36:01 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/17/13 1:49 PM EDT | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    Three Democratic governors who successfully pushed their state legislatures to toughen gun laws are asking Congress to do the same. “We need the federal government to take the lead and enact reasonable laws to reduce gun violence by, at a minimum, ensuring that more gun purchasers pass a federal background check,” Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York, Martin O’Malley of Maryland and Dan Malloy of Connecticut wrote in a letter to Senators on Wednesday. “The American people are clear on this issue – more than 90% support background checks prior to gun purchases. They understand that if you can’t pass...
  • Francis' Friar – O'Malley, The "Super-Cardinal"

    04/14/2013 2:08:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | April 14, 2013 | Rocco Palmo
    To repeat a line once said of Seán O'Malley among his Capuchin confreres, "The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone." So the more recent story goes, in the days after Pope Francis' election, the cardinal-archbishop of Boston dispatched his priest secretary to the Domus with a note for the new pontiff, ordering the aide "to give this letter to someone who will put it into the Pope’s hands." As it turned out, Fr Jonathan Gaspar didn't just end up delivering the message – he was received by the Pope. While we don't know the contents, they were clearly...
  • Maryland Rain Tax

    04/12/2013 6:31:25 PM PDT · by NorseWood · 27 replies
    MSN ^ | April 11, 2013
    A "storm management fee" will be imposed on Maryland residents by Gov. Martin O'Malley — meaning that Maryland is essentially going to tax the rain that falls on people’s property. The bill apparently stems from an order from the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up the Chesapeake Bay estuary. The rationale is that since "roofs, driveways and carparks create more potential for drainage problems and water contamination," a fundraising fee will be assessed based on the size of the building and surrounding paved surfaces.
  • Maryland Governor Taxes Rain

    04/10/2013 8:20:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 10. 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Maryland Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley has instituted a tax on citizens for the amount of rain that falls on their property. The tax, officially known as a "storm water management fee," will be enforced in nine of the state's counties. The state legislature passed it in 2012 purportedly to "raise revenue to cleanup [sic] the Chesapeake Bay," according to Former 2012 GOP U.S. Senate candidate Dan Bongino bashes the tax in a Wednesday afternoon press release. The law "requires individuals, businesses, and even charitable organizations and houses of worship to pay a tax based on the amount of rain...
  • Sales of assault weapons surge in Maryland, gun sellers say (Brady Bunch endorse O'Malley's actions)

    04/06/2013 2:32:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 6, 2013 | Chris Gordon
    The sale of military-style weapons in Maryland has skyrocketed because of the concern they'll will be banned once the strict gun control bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly on Thursday goes into effect. At Engage Armament in Rockville, there are only a few assault weapons left because so many have been sold in anticipation of gun restrictions. Ammunition has gone up in price -- that is, if you can even find bullets in stock. "Everything's been bought up and we've had ammunition that came right off the trucks," said A.J. Wynne, an employee at Engage Armament. "They'd say, 'What...
  • Joe Biden: U.S. nearly got power of the papacy

    03/20/2013 10:14:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-20-13 | Dave Boyer
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Wednesday the U.S. “almost had a chance at power” of the papacy, asserting that Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley nearly got elected pope. “We almost made it big,” Mr. Biden said. “We almost had a chance at power. We came that close, that close.” ~snip~ The vice president also read the first line of a poem by his grandfather called “My Mother’s Land A-Ruin,” the first line of which went: “Oh how I hate the name of England …” Mr. Biden asked members of the media to consider his recitation humorous.
  • Maryland legislature turns attention to other 78 gun bills

    03/07/2013 7:50:46 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Mar. 5, 2013 | Aaron C. Davis
    And now, for Maryland’s other gun bills - - all 78, and counting. Hundreds of gun-rights advocates descended on Annapolis Tuesday — but for a change, not to protest Gov. Martin O’Malley’s (D) planned gun-control legislation. At least, not directly. After more than 45 hours of hearings and debate on O’Malley’s plan in recent weeks, the legislature turned its attention on Tuesday to scores of other bills that lawmakers have piled on in hopes of passing them alongside the governor’s. One would require all gun owners in Maryland to get liability insurance. Another would force them to lock up firearms...
  • Beretta May Leave Maryland Because of Gun Ban

    02/26/2013 3:39:44 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies ^ | 2/25/2013 | William Bigelow
    Beretta USA in Maryland is thinking of pulling up stakes and moving out of the state because of pending assault-weapons ban legislation. Beretta USA is a division of Beretta, the 500-year-old family owned company which won a contract in 1985 to become the standard sidearm of all U.S. servicemen, replacing the Colt 45. Gov. Martin O’Malley has offered a bill that would ban assault rifles and magazines with more than 10 bullets, meaning Beretta’s famous 9mm pistol, which has a 13 bullet magazine, would be banned. New sidearms that possessed “military features” would also be included, which means Beretta’s semiautomatic...
  • O'Malley's thuggish side

    01/04/2013 1:13:53 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 3, 2013 | Marta H. Mossburg
    Attention national media: You know Martin O'Malley, defender of the underdog. It's time to get to know Martin O'Malley, thug. The Maryland governor, widely rumored to harbor presidential aspirations, canonized himself in the progressive movement... during his many appearances on national cable TV news during election season as President Barack Obama's surrogate. But the man who says that we should celebrate diversity cannot tolerate those who oppose his political viewpoints. Here are three examples from the past year...
  • O'Malley signs executive order on flooding, sea level rise (Is Maryland sinking?)

    01/01/2013 7:16:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Cecil Daily ^ | 1/01/13
    Gov. Martin O'Malley signed an executive order Friday to increase Maryland's long-term resiliency to storm-related flooding and sea level rise. **SNIP** "As storms such as Hurricane Sandy have shown, it is vital that we commit our resources and expertise to create a ready and resilient Maryland by taking the necessary steps to adapt to the rising sea and unpredictable weather," O'Malley said. "In studying and planning for storms and climate change, we can ensure that our land, infrastructure, and most importantly our citizens are safe and prepared."
  • O'Malley orders Marylanders off roads, warns deaths will occur(shuts down state for light rain)

    10/31/2012 1:02:40 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 22 replies
    Baltimore Business Journal ^ | October 29, 2012, | Ryan Sharrow
    Gov. Martin O’Malley called Hurricane Sandy a “violent storm” and ordered Marylanders off roads and highways because deaths may occur. Sandy is expected to bring wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour and dump as much as eight inches of rain between Monday and Wednesday — making it one of the most powerful storms in Maryland in recent memory. O'Malley said the storm will be "unlike any storm we've had to weather." “Hurricane Sandy is going to come over Maryland, she’s going to sit on top of Maryland and beat on Maryland for a good 24 to 36...
  • County Governments Revolt Against Gov. Martin O'Malley

    09/26/2012 11:44:57 AM PDT · by 92nina · 8 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-09-25 | Matt Blumenfeld
    Throughout Maryland, county governments have begun to push back against the reckless fiscal policies of Governor Martin O’Malley. During Maryland’s first special session, this past summer, Marylanders saw their taxes once again increased and witnessed the state government passing the buck on teacher pension liabilities to the county governments. In addition, Gov. O’Malley has put into action a whole slew of new regulations on vehicles, rainwater run-off, and septic systems. With continuously diminishing authority over local government specific issues and even higher taxes, county officials are hoping to posture themselves in order to curb not only the authority of the...
  • O'Malley and Hollande: Trans-Atlantic Tax Hikers

    09/13/2012 10:05:24 AM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-09-11 | Chris Buki
    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and French President Francois Hollande are trans-Atlantic kindred spirits when it comes to fiscal policy. Unfortunately for French government coffers, Hollande is making the same mistake in Paris as O’Malley did in Annapolis three years ago. Hollande made raising taxes on upper income households a central component of his platform, and Hollande is now moving forward on his campaign promise to raise tax rates on those who earn over $1.2 million a year, taking the rate from 46.8% to a whopping 75%. Not surprisingly, it looks like we are starting to see results in France that...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • O’Malley: We’re Not Better Off Now

    09/02/2012 11:38:04 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    National Jounral ^ | Sept.2,2012 | Jonathan Miller
    Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland, who is considered a possible contender for president in 2016, bucked other Obama surrogates on Sunday, saying that the country was not better off now than it was four years ago. On CBS's Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer asked: “Can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago?” Responded O’Malley: “No, but that's not the question of this election. The question, without a doubt, we are not as well off as we were before George Bush brought us the Bush job losses, the Bush recession, the...
  • An Economic Border War Right Under Washington's Nose (Maryland vs Virginia)

    08/28/2012 7:51:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/27/2012 | Stephen Moore
    What's the fiercest rivalry in American politics today? There's Obama-Romney, of course, but try O'Malley-McDonnell—neighboring governors battling across the Potomac River over how best to resuscitate a moribund economy. Martin O'Malley, Maryland's liberal Democratic governor, is competing for jobs, businesses and tax dollars with Bob McDonnell, Virginia's conservative Republican chief executive. Both are rising stars considered potential presidential hopefuls in 2016. Both are Irish Catholics—Mr. McDonnell playfully calls Mr. O'Malley "the big Irishman to our north"—and each leads his party's association of governors. The two regularly spar on the Sunday talk shows, on the pages of Washington-area newspapers, and over...
  • Cuccinelli files brief in Maryland gun case

    08/13/2012 10:24:58 AM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | August 12, 2012 | Jim Nolan
    Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli — hoping to be elected governor of Virginia in 2013 — has filed a brief in a Maryland gun case that is bound to hit the target with firearms enthusiasts in Virginia. Cuccinelli's office last week filed a "friend of the court" brief on behalf of Virginia and 13 other states in support of a federal district court ruling that struck down a Maryland law. It grants handgun carry permits only to people who can prove a "good and substantial reason" that they face a specific or imminent threat to their personal safety beyond that of...
  • Md. Senate approves gambling, pit bull bills

    08/12/2012 8:44:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 10, 2012 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS — The Senate voted Friday to approve a gambling expansion bill, sending the legislation to the House where floor debate is expected to begin Monday. The Senate voted 28-14 in favor of the bill, which would legalize table games at the state’s slots casinos and allow a new casino to be built in Prince George’s County, pending approval in a November referendum.