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  • Wow! Just Wow!

    11/06/2014 4:17:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I’d almost forgotten to write this column. I’m sitting here watching election returns, and I am just stunned. Massachusetts? Maryland? MARYLAND?!?! Forget the Senate for a minute, or the massive Republican majority in the House, and think about the fact that Republicans did so well in the gubernatorial races across the country. In Michigan, after passing a “Right-To-Work” law, Gov. Rick Snyder wins handily. Union money and muscle plus President Obama campaigning against him couldn’t sink a man with the Twitter handle @OneToughNerd. Speaking of unions, no one had a bigger target placed on their back by the unions than...
  • 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 OMalley leave the Superdome in a gas-guzzler Billionaire Dem donor Tom Steyer wants you to pay more for your heating and electricity. Meanwhile, hes 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 OMalley leave the Superdome in a gas-guzzler Billionaire Dem donor Tom Steyer wants you to pay more for your heating and electricity. Meanwhile, hes traveling to various campaign stops in a gas guzzling Chevy...
  • Maryland Governor Claims WiFi is a Human Right

    10/08/2014 3:09:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    townhall.com ^ | october 8, 2014 | christine rousselle
    Governor of Maryland and potential 2016 Democrat presidential candidate Martin O'Malley raised eyebrows on Wednesday when he was quoted in aCNNprofiledeclaring access to wireless internet (WiFi) as a "human right." The quote occurred when O'Malley was discussing the "rebirth" of the American city and the skills of young people that make these changes happen.
  • O'Malley calls Wi-Fi 'a human right'

    10/09/2014 6:02:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 60 replies
    thehill.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a potential Democratic White House contender, said in an interview published Wednesday that "Wi-Fi is a human right." O'Malley, a two-term governor who has fundraised vigorously for Democrats running in midterms races this year, said in an interview with CNN that he can relate to his 20-something daughters. "I am noticing a generational shift. While baby boomers were led to believe that sometimes our prosperity comes from separating from other[s], people under 40 believe that it will come from being closer to others," he said. OMalley said young people are no longer following the path of...
  • Good news from would-be president Martin OMalley: WiFi is a human right

    10/08/2014 7:32:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    Reading this made me feel like Ron Burgundy listening to Baxter tell him he ate a whole wheel of cheese: I’m not even mad. It’s amazing.Jon Ward of Yahoo News wonders if the next human right is the right to Frosted Flakes. “Baby boomers and older were often told that if we specialize in terms of our skills, we will be more secure and prosperous, that the definition of ‘making it” was living out in the suburbs as far way as possible with the biggest lawn possible,” he said. “Young people have flipped that on its head. Younger people...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list wont run, and some have adamantly claimed that theyre not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • OMalley wouldnt fulfill Obama request to take immigrants because conservatives might attack them

    07/16/2014 3:51:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 16, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Maryland Gov. Martin OMalley wants to be the next President of the United States, and hes just brazenly hypocritical enough for the job. OMalley recently won praise from the left with a bleeding heart speech before a group of reporters over the scale of the humanitarian crisis at the southern border. We are not a country that should send children away and send them back to certain death, OMalley said to reporters attending a National Governors Association conference last week. I believe that we should be guided by the greatest power we have as a people, and that is the...
  • After Criticizing White House Over Unaccompanied Minors, Martin O'Malley Said Don't Send...

    07/15/2014 5:09:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Jim Acosta (with David Chalian)
    After Criticizing White House Over Unaccompanied Minors, Martin O'Malley Said Don't Send Them to Maryland Site After his strong criticism of the Obama administration's plans to return thousands of young undocumented migrants back to Central America, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley asked a top White House official that the children not be sent to a site that was under consideration in his home state, sources familiar with the conversation said. "He privately said 'please don't send these kids to Western Maryland,'" a Democratic source told CNN. The heated discussion between O'Malley and White House domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz occurred during...
  • O'Malley: U.S. shouldn't send immigrant children back to 'certain death'

    07/11/2014 9:29:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 63 replies
    ktuu.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Dana Davidsen
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley advocated for sympathy for the surge of young Central American immigrants flooding the U.S. southern border, arguing that to turn the children away without due process would be un-American given what violence awaits in their home countries. "We are not a country that should turn children away and send them back to certain death," he told reporters Friday at a National Governors Association meeting in Nashville. .... O'Malley said the children deserve due process under U.S. law. "They should have their ability to make their case for protection and asylum in the United States," he said....
  • Marijuana Emerges as Issue That Blurs Conservative, Liberal Lines

    04/07/2014 6:07:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | April 7, 2014 | Joe Battaglia
    The debate over legalizing marijuana for medical and even recreational purposes is blurring conservative and liberal lines. With polls showing a slight majority of Americans now supporting the legalization of the drug, especially younger voters, and billionaire campaign financiers such as George Soros funding the pro-pot movement, a number of candidates are finding themselves at odds with their own party's positions. Ari Fleischer, a White House press secretary for President George W. Bush, called marijuana "a sleeper issue," in the upcoming campaign and noted its trickiness, telling The Wall Street Journal, "All of a sudden the ground is shifting, and...
  • Are they going to have to start over? CBS Bob Schieffer grills Dem governor over Obamacare

    02/23/2014 4:45:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/23/14 | Brendan Bordelon
    **SNIP** One of the things that does not appear to work, or has had a hard time even getting off the off the floor, getting started, is the presidents healthcare plan, Schieffer began. Theres no other way to look at it: this roll out was a disaster. Where are you on that, and how much do you think thats going to hurt Democrats? **SNIP** The reporter later asked whether OMalley thought many Democrats would ask President Barack Obama to campaign with them this election cycle. I hear a lot of them dont want him in their states now, Schieffer...
  • 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.
  • New Year Ushers in Md. Law Giving Illegal Aliens Drivers Licenses

    01/03/2014 5:09:36 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 2, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) A new law in Maryland that took effect on Jan. 1 allows illegal aliens to get a drivers licenses in the state.Proponents of the law, passed by state lawmakers and signed by Gov. Martin OMalley, said it would make roads safer, because illegal aliens would have to pass driving tests and could get liability insurance from insurance companies.The Maryland Highway Safety Act allows illegal aliens to obtain a license without a Social Security number or proof of lawful residency, according to the Washington Post.The license cannot be used for federal purposes, including entering a federal building or boarding...
  • ObamaCare botch fuels Dem feud in Maryland

    12/25/2013 6:44:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 25, 2013 | Joseph Weber
    The botched ObamaCare rollout that has given Republicans a hammer going into the 2014 election cycle is now splitting Democrats in deep-blue Maryland, as the problems become political fodder for next year's gubernatorial race. Despite Maryland Democratic Gov. Martin OMalley being among the first to embrace the Affordable Care Act and create an online exchange, the state-run site has had a disastrous start, like the federal exchange. This has left gubernatorial frontrunner and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who helped lead the local ObamaCare launch, taking hits from fellow Democrats. Its almost like a Saturday Night Live skit, primary challenger and...
  • Governor's push for more arrests causing 'anxiety' in Baltimore, mayor says

    09/30/2013 2:11:58 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | September 25, 2013 | Luke Broadwater and Erin Cox
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Gov. Martin O'Malley clashed publicly Wednesday over how to drive down crime in Baltimore, stoking a widening political debate after a violent summer in Maryland's largest city. The mayor flatly rejected the governor's call for increased arrests and questioned whether state authorities should do more to stop gun trafficking into the city. It was an unusual public split for the two Democrats and longtime political allies. .... "As this conversation is going on, there is an anxiety that is building in some of our communities that we're going back to a time when communities felt like...
  • Perry to meet Maryland GOP on job-hunting visit

    09/17/2013 5:24:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/17/2013 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, visiting Maryland to woo businesses to relocate to the Lone Star State, will also meet Wednesday with a group of Maryland Republicans, GOP Chairwoman Diana Waterman told The Washington Times. Mr. Perry, a contender for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination who is expected to have another go at it 2016, has said he won't seek a fourth term as governor. But he has been building his national image by polishing his image as a salesman for his state on the national level. His meetings with business representatives in Maryland are supposed to be hush-hush, since he...
  • 2016 President: Republican Outsiders Rising (From Sabato's Crystal Ball)

    08/15/2013 8:54:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Center For Politics ^ | 08/14/2013 | Larry Sabato
    Our most recent rating of Republican presidential contenders features a top tier of three notably different candidates: A Midwestern governor (Scott Walker) who is known best by the activists who will help decide the nomination; a leading national figure (Chris Christie) who has irked conservatives; and a firebrand senator (Rand Paul) with devoted supporters who would shake up the party’s platform and, perhaps, identity.Chart 1: Updated Crystal Ball Republican presidential rankings First Tier Candidate Key Advantages Key Disadvantages Since Last Update Scott WalkerGovernor, WI •Midwest GOP gov. in Obama state •Heroic conservative credentials •Shown political durability •Too bland? Next Pawlenty?...
  • Hillary Clinton Leads Democratic pack for 2016, Would Beat Chris Christie Head-to-Head (47-41%)

    07/24/2013 6:32:48 PM PDT · by drewh · 72 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 13:52 EST, 24 July 2013 | By David Martosko In Washington
    The next presidential election is more than three years away, but early polling shows Hillary Rodham Clinton leading the Democratic pack by a landslide margin, with a whopping 63 per cent of Democrats telling pollsters that they would vote for the former first lady and Secretary of State. Vice President Joe Biden came in second with 13 per cent support - barely one-fifth of Clinton's showing. The GOP field is anyone's game, however, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie only garnering 15 per cent support among Republicans to narrowly lead the pack. He's followed by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, Florida...
  • New Maryland Laws, Effective July 1

    06/30/2013 4:12:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Maryland Legislative Watch ^ | June 30, 2013 | Maryland Legislative Watch
    Residents of Maryland may or may not know that over 100 new laws will be effective July 1. The laws include myriad new or adjusted rules on licenses to serve alcohol, requiring union representation fees for those in public education institutions, and fifteen million dollars in potential bond debt.Garrett County Memorial Hospital is a 55 bed hospital. Senator Edwards (Republican, D-1) sponsored the successful bid to authorize the County Commissioners to borrow up to $15,000,000 in order to assist in financing the cost of hospital improvements. The votes for this legislation were 135-0 in the House and 46-0 in the...
  • Petition drive to overturn O'Malley's gun control law fails

    06/03/2013 8:46:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | June 3, 2013 | The Capital (Annapolis, MD)
    Maryland's new gun control law, signed in May by Gov. Martin O'Malley, has survived its first challenge. Organizers of a petition drive to get the law onto the ballot in 2014 failed to turn in any signatures by Friday night's deadline, said Steve Ackerman of the Office of the Secretary of State. A referendum would have kept the law from going into effect on Oct. 1. To get one, opponents would have had to submit roughly 18,600 signatures. While the National Rifle Association is still expected to battle the law in court, gun control groups celebrated news that the petition...
  • List of 81 pistols, rifles and shotguns banned by Maryland

    05/29/2013 4:33:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    Spero News ^ | May 25, 2013 | Martin Barillas
    Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) of Maryland signed into law on May 16 a measure intended to control the sale of so-called assault weapons, which have been involved in incidents such as the mass killing at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown CT in December in 2012. The measure casts a broad net over a variety of weapons, both pistols and long guns, that have at least two of three characteristics – folding stock, grenade launcher or flash suppressor. Firearms having any two of these characteristics, therefore, qualify as an “assault weapon” under provisions of the law. Specific pistols, rifles...
  • Maryland Blessed With $100 Million Turkish Mega-Mosque

    05/22/2013 9:17:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | May 22, 2013 | John DeMayo
    On May 15, 2013, the Turkish Prime Minister, Erdogan, an anti-Semite, attended a ceremony a stones throw from our nations 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...
  • Turkey to Build $100 Million Mega-Mosque in Maryland; Connected to Islamic Extremists

    05/21/2013 11:13:04 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/21/13 | Aurelius
    On May 15th, the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and two leaders linked to the Muslim Brotherhood visited Lanham, Maryland to celebrate the future opening of a $100,000,000 mega-mosque. The project is being funded by the Islamic government of Turkey. Erdogan has seen his share of controversy. In February, he stated that Zionism is a "crime against humanity." In June 1997, he stated, "The Jews have begun to crush the Muslims of Palestine, in the name of Zionism. Today, the image of the Jews is no different from that of the Nazis." The Muslim Brotherhood and their connection to antisemitism...
  • Some Hope Gas Tax Will Fund Bridge Repair, Construction

    05/11/2013 7:38:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Southern Maryland Online ^ | May 11, 2013 | Amber Larkins
    ANNAPOLIS -- Republican Sen. Richard Colburn of Dorchester voted against Marylands recently passed gas tax increase, but now hopes some of the new money will go to replacing the Dover Bridge in his district. The new taxes, initially expected to raise prices at the pump by 4 cents a gallon this July, might help to expand funding for the rehabilitation and replacement of Marylands deteriorating bridges. As of April, 87 of the 2,572 Maryland State Highway Administration maintained bridges were structurally deficient, which doesnt mean they are unsafe, but that they have areas that need to be repaired or replaced,...
  • Beware of Gov. Martin O'Malley (Rain Tax)

    04/20/2013 9:31:59 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    Project To Restore America ^ | 4/19/2013 | Marta H Mossburg
    Maryland made national news recently for a "rain tax" to start July 1. The tax, an unfunded mandate originating with the Environmental Protection Agency and cemented by the state legislature and governor last year, means homeowners, businesses and nonprofits in certain counties will pay a fee based on the amount of "impervious surfaces" on their property. It is supposed to raise about $482 million annually. Satellite imagery will help counties comply with the law, designed to reduce runoff into the Chesapeake Bay. Call it the 'Drones for the Bay' program. The "Free State" is a Petri dish for progressive causes...
  • Democratic governors push for Senates gun bill (Cuomo, OMalley, 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 OMalley 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 cant pass...
  • Toxic Government by Democrats: Baltimore

    04/11/2013 5:09:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 8, 2013 | John Perazzo
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Toxic Government by Democrats: BaltimorePosted By John Perazzo On April 8, 2013 @ 12:46 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 13 Comments Editor’s note: The following is the second in a series of articles that will expose the misery of life in America’s poorest cities, all of which have one thing in common: they are controlled exclusively by Democrats. Each article presented by FrontPage will reveal how the production of mass urban poverty is much more than just a failure of leadership, but a means of political survival for the Left. To read the background...
  • The NEED For Immigration Reform

    04/07/2013 5:27:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7. 2013 | Derek Hunter
    Last week I wrote about the battle for words and need to reclaim the language. We have to make sure words have meaning, no matter who how offensive a tiny slice of people find some of them. No sooner had the ink dried on that piece than the Associated Press stepped up and declared the term illegal immigrant dead. The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term illegal immigrant or the use of illegal to describe a person. Instead, it tells users it assumes another option will evolve. Cant you just imagine hundreds of senior fellows at various George Soros-funded Flying...
  • Maryland lawmakers pass bill forcing teachers to pay union fees, reversing right to work trend

    04/06/2013 11:45:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/06/13
    Maryland lawmakers agreed this week to require public school teachers to pay union fees a move that bolsters the states connection to organized labor as others move toward a right-to-work status. The bill passed Thursday in the General Assembly and is headed to the desk of Democratic Gov. Martin OMalley for signing after Monday, the final day of Marylands 2013 legislative session. The bill is also part of a larger progressive agenda put fourth this year by leaders of the Democrat-controlled Assembly that includes the approval of tax increases and one of the toughest gun-control proposals in the country.
  • MILLER: Second Amendment crumbling as gun-control victories spread

    04/04/2013 10:49:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 4, 2013 | Emily Miller
    The Second Amendment got attacked this week from three sides, leaving gun owners scrambling to find safe ground. While President Obama has lost momentum for federal gun-control laws, he has picked up victories with his allies in blue states and at the United Nations. After Thursday, Connecticut should consider changing its state nickname from the Constitution State to the Unconstitutional State after Gov. Dannel Malloy signed an extremely restrictive gun-control law. The bill passed the state House Thursday morning and the Senate on Wednesday. Before the Newtown tragedy, the Brady Campaign determined that Connecticut was the fifth highest-rated state for...
  • Maryland Senate approves gas tax increase; gun-control bill survives House panels fight

    04/01/2013 6:13:48 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2013 | John Wagner and Aaron C. Davis
    Maryland lawmakers gave final approval Friday to the first increase in the states gas tax in 20 years, acting to replenish a transportation fund that is rapidly running out of money for highway construction and long-planned mass-transit projects. Under the bill, which passed the Senate 27 to 20, motorists can expect to pay between 13 and 20 cents more per gallon by mid-2016, according to legislative analysts. The increase would be phased in, with the first bump of about 4 cents a gallon coming in July. The legislation, which transportation officials say would yield $4.4 billion for new projects over...
  • Md. Senate Passes Gun Control Measure 28-19

    03/01/2013 5:37:32 PM PST · by RedMDer · 42 replies
    WJZ ^ | February 28, 2013 5:42 PM
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)Maryland is a step closer to enacting some of the strictest gun control legislation in the country. The Maryland Senate passed an amended bill that keeps the governors original plan for gun control intact. ... Since their rally Feb. 6, gun advocates have continued to protest what they believe is a violation of their Second Amendment right to bear arms. And those arguments were echoed in the Senate chamber Thursday. We are taking that right away from law-abiding citizens, argued Senator Nancy Jacobs, (R) Harford County. In marathon sessions, the senate amended and passed the Firearms Safety Act...
  • Maryland Gov. Wants to Require a License to Own a Handgun

    02/07/2013 6:16:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | February 7, 2013 | Gary DeMar
    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley wants state lawmakers to consider passing legislation that would require residents to obtain a license before purchasing a handgun. Such a law would be an impediment to a constitutional guarantee for which there is no such requirement. I find it interesting that liberals attack the requirement that a person needs to show identification in order to vote, but they will put multiple restrictions on people who have a right to keep and bear arms as set down in the Constitution.Unlike the Second Amendment, there is no absolute right to vote. Consider the 26th Amendment that was...
  • How gun control is already shaping the 2016 Democratic primary

    01/15/2013 7:16:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Week ^ | January 15, 2013 | Ryu Spaeth
    This week, as lawmakers in Congress braced themselves for a protracted and impassioned debate over gun control, Democratic governors moved swiftly to push tough new gun laws in response to the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily shepherded legislation through a divided state legislature to produce the strictest gun laws in the country. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has proposed similarly stringent measures, including a ban on assault weapons, while Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has called for universal background checks on all gun sales. And what do all three governors have in common (besides a strong...
  • Assembly Session 2013: prepping for the creeping lunacy (Maryland)

    01/08/2013 2:12:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 7, 2013 | J. Doug Gill
    Dread. Usually not a word one associates with the New Year well, provided one is not a glass half-empty sort. Hopeful, encouraged, positive that sort of rot is what travels the aural circuit in the week or so following clean-slate day. But round these parts and near the nether regions of other state capitals the newly-birthed year is greeted with a level of enthusiasm rivaled only by the anticipatory feeling derived from the possibility of a TSA cavity search. And that point of comparison is frighteningly accurate; given said cavity is the only place our local legislators have...
  • I-270 gridlock cries out for solutions

    01/08/2013 6:40:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 7, 2013 | Ari Ashe
    WASHINGTON - Interstate 270 is considered one of the most choked roads in the Washington region, but solutions for the gridlock are few and far between. Figures from the Maryland Department of Transportation show about 114,000 cars use I-270 daily, and that number is expected to jump to 200,000 in the next 10 to 15 years. "Everyone who is familiar with 270 knows it is jammed up in the morning rush hour and evening rush hour," says Gus Bauman, who studies transportation and funding and who chaired a Maryland Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Funding. One proposal to ease congestion...
  • 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: Expect new gun restrictions to be proposed in Md.

    12/19/2012 12:49:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 18, 2012 | Rachel Baye
    Maryland lawmakers likely will consider several bills aimed at tightening restrictions on gun sales and ownership as a result of Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Gov. Martin O'Malley told reporters Tuesday. "And the likelihood is that there will be a bill from this administration," he added, though he said he was not sure what the specifics will be. Among the measures legislators probably will consider are bans on the sale of assault weapons and accompanying large magazines, ways to make sure that people suffering from mental illnesses do not have access to firearms, and improvements to safety policies at...
  • Marylands Endemic Corruption: An Object Lesson for the Nation

    11/18/2012 7:01:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | November 15, 2012 | James Simpson
    Maryland is one of the most corrupt states in our nation. Nowhere is this fact more evident than with the states treatment of illegal aliens. Maryland politicians have literally become lawless in their efforts to cultivate illegals, and this lawlessness flows downhill from the very top. I will focus on a few of the more egregious examples. In 2011, we published a report on CASA de Maryland, a Silver Spring-based illegal immigrant advocacy group that parrots ACORN in both its methods and associateswhich include the Communist Party USA, FMLN, (a former Salvadoran communist guerilla group, now a political party), ACORN...
  • Gov. OMalley: the southern end of a north-bound horse even in victory

    11/14/2012 4:23:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 13, 2012 | J. Doug Gill
    While behavior after losing a competition may be a great yardstick for the measurement of ones character, equally important is ones conduct after a victory. We have all experienced an ill-tempered reaction to a thumping be it one who pitches the board game across the room, takes the proverbial ball and goes home or blames the drubbing on everything except their own incompetence (see: Maryland Republican Party). Yet the smug, gloating boo-yah type of winner is equally infuriating; sometimes more so, only because the vanquished already suffered the indignity of defeat, and now has to stomach the additional humiliation...
  • Maryland, Maine back gay marriage in breakthrough votes

    11/07/2012 7:23:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2012 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Gay marriage advocates cheered victories in voter initiatives in Maryland and Maine on Tuesday night and seemed poised to win in two other states. The votes were first setbacks at the ballot box for opponents of same-sex marriage after more than 30 victories. With 93 percent of the vote counted in Maryland, Ballot Question 6, which legalizes gay marriage in the state, was leading by 52 percent to 48 percent, and supporters were already claiming victory in the heated and expensive battle. Today the marriage equality map expands to Maryland, giving thousands more loving couples the opportunity to make lifelong...
  • Democrats reach across aisle to oppose Maryland redistricting

    10/15/2012 5:53:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2012 | David Hill
    Maryland Republicans are driving efforts to overturn the states newly drawn congressional map in a referendum next month, but they are joined by a number of Democrats who say their own party has gone too far in crafting districts for political gain. Numerous Montgomery County Democrats are scheduled to hold a news conference Monday in Rockville during which they are expected to urge a no vote on ballot Question 5, which would reject the district map drawn last year by Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley and approved by the General Assembly. Critics have accused the maps makers of lumping disparate communities...
  • Md. Dems face redistricting mutiny

    10/06/2012 8:13:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | October 5, 2012 | Charles Mahtesian
    As Maryland voters prepare for a November referendum to decide the fate of the states new congressional map, Montgomery Gazette columnist Blair Lee chronicles the quandary faced by Democratic Party leaders in strongly Democratic, earnestly liberal and good government-oriented Montgomery County. On one hand, the newly drawn map one of the most ridiculously gerrymandered in the nation maximizes Democratic opportunities across the state. On the other, the new congressional lines are an indefensible affront to good government an issue of concern in the affluent suburb of Washington, D.C., one the nations top goo-goo outposts.
  • Dem Debate Meltdown: Obama Surrogate Refers To 'President Romney'

    10/03/2012 8:41:56 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How utter was Mitt Romney's rout of Barack Obama tonight? In the post-debate spin room, a hopelessly muddled Martin O'Malley, Dem guv from Maryland and supposedly an Obama surrogate, wound up referring to "President Romney"! For good measure, pressed by MSNBC's Larry O'Donnellclearly dismayed by Obama's dismal performanceto suggest what he'd recommend the prez do differently next time, a demoralized O'Malley could only mutter "uh, I don't know." View the video here.
  • 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 OMalley. During Marylands 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. OMalley 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...
  • Republicans take swipe at O'Malley in new ad (against NC Dem gov candidate)

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

    09/05/2012 3:50:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2012 | Guy Benson
    CHARLOTTE, NC - Day one of the Democratic National Convention was a tale of two events. Throughout the early evening session -- prior to the major primetime hour -- the proceedings featured angry attacks on Mitt Romney and Republicans, an unshakeable fixation on trivial, minor issues (other than jobs and the economy), and a disquieting, heavy emphasis on abortion and divisive social issues. Especially unpleasant were the patriotism-questioning shout-fest from former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland ("If Mitt Romney were Santa, he'd fire the Reindeer and outsource the elves!") and the pro-abortion screed from the president of NARAL, a hardcore pro-abortion...
  • Marylands Special Tax Hike Session Kicks Off Today

    05/14/2012 12:10:17 PM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-05-14 | Will Upton
    Evidently a spending increase just shy of $1 billion is not enough for Governor Martin OMalley and the Democrat leadership in Marylands General Assembly. Today, May 14, lawmakers will return to Annapolis to pass the Governors tax hike proposal, allowing Gov. OMalley to increase spending by over $1 billion from last years budget. Under Gov. OMalleys proposal, about one in five Marylanders will see their taxes rise. WBAL is reporting that the proposal will set new income tax rates on Marylanders making over $100,000 a year. However, there is a potential House-Senate compromise that could lower the threshold to just...
  • Maryland Assembly OKs $260M tax hike, teacher pension shift

    05/17/2012 7:28:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2012 | David Hill
    The Maryland General Assembly passed a $260 million tax increase Wednesday as it adjourned from a three-day special session that ended with Gov. Martin O'Malley saying he will bring lawmakers back for another session this summer. The House gave final approval to two bills that will raise income taxes and shift a portion of teacher pension costs to counties to balance the states $35.5 billion budget, which is nearly $1 billion larger than last years spending plan.