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  • Why ‘White Rural Rage’ Is a Threat to American Democracy

    04/14/2024 12:28:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 155 replies
    Bucks County Beacon ^ | April 8, 2024 | Thomas F. Schaller, University of Maryland
    Rural white people, as a group, now pose four interconnected threats to the fate of the United States’ pluralist, constitutional democracy.Rural white voters have long enjoyed outsize power in American politics. They have inflated voting power in the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House and the Electoral College. Although there is no uniform definition of “rural,” and even federal agencies cannot agree on a single standard, roughly 20% of Americans live in rural communities, according to the Census Bureau’s definition. And three-quarters of them – or approximately 15% of the U.S. population – are white. Since the rise of Jacksonian democracy...
  • Far-left activists in Maryland lobby to change name of Francis Scott Key bridge

    04/09/2024 3:27:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 73 replies
    The Caucus of African American Leaders of Anne Arundel County (CAAL) has called on officials to consider renaming the recently-collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, arguing that the author of the national anthem “demeaned black people” with the song's lyrics and that he had slaves. Key, a Maryland native who wrote a poem that served as the basis for America’s national anthem the Star Spangled Banner, should have his name scrubbed from the new bridge when it is built, and that it should instead honor Parren J. Mitchell, the first black man from the state to be elected...
  • Biden regime just proved once and for all that the US government is the most corrupt organization in the world, and it’s not even close…

    04/06/2024 10:12:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    Revolver News ^ | April 5, 2024 | Revolver
    Our justice system is a goner. The writing was on the wall the moment Douglass Mackey got a federal prison slot for posting an anti-Hillary meme. Then, seeing J6 patriots branded as domestic terrorists and political prisoners sealed the deal. And when they threw a parade of sham indictments at President Trump, also known as “election interference,” well, that was the cherry on top. However, if anyone’s still thinking our system might have a shred of fairness left, this latest saga ought to flip that switch for you and prove once and for all that the US Government is the...
  • New poll shows Hogan(R) with narrow lead over Democratic contenders for Maryland Senate

    04/06/2024 6:56:51 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 28 replies
    Fox 5 News ^ | April 2, 2024
    Maryland hasn’t elected a Republican senator in nearly four decades, but according to new polling, that streak could soon come to an end. A Goucher College poll released Tuesday has former Governor Larry Hogan edging out either of his likely Democratic opponents. In a hypothetical race against Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, 44 percent of respondents said they’d back Hogan, 40 percent said they’d vote for Alsobrooks, and 11 percent were undecided. In a hypothetical race against U.S. Rep. David Trone, Hogan took 43 percent of respondents, Trone took 42 percent, and 10 percent of respondents were undecided. "What...
  • Breaking: Two Dozen J6 Protesters Sue Over 100 US Capitol Police Members for Unprecedented Violence, Brutality and Physical Abuse on January 6, 2021 That Led to Sustained Injuries and Trauma

    04/05/2024 1:53:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Apr. 5, 2024 | Jim Hᴏft
    The J6Legal.org fund has just published it’s latest exclusive video showing the DUMBFOUNDED General Counsel of the US Capitol Police Thomas A Dibiase being served a Federal Civil Lawsuit summons for the J6 Class Action Lawsuit ‘LANG V THAU.’ The Gateway Pundit got exclusive access to this video by our inside source – the Process Server himself nicknamed ‘MAGA SERVES’! ON THURSDAY NIGHT- at exactly 7:51 pm, a craftily disguised conservative process server approached the home of Mr. ‘Tad’ Thomas A Dibiase who is the LEAD ATTORNEY for the US Capitol Police. After a brief suspenseful pause, Atty Dibiase opens...
  • Fani Willis Told to Recuse Herself From Trump Case or Face Jail

    04/05/2024 8:55:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Apr 05, 2024 at 6:44 AM EDT | By James Bickerton US News Reporter
    One of Donald Trump's co-defendants in his Georgia election interference case has threatened to launch legal action against Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis if she "does not recuse herself from this case by noon on Monday." The Context Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has pleaded not guilty to a number of charges in Georgia over allegations he broke the law attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election result in the state. This is one of four criminal cases Trump is facing as he makes his bid for a second White House term. Trump has consistently denied all the...
  • Goucher College Poll: Hogan has a small lead

    04/02/2024 6:41:12 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 6 replies
    Goucher College ^ | 4/2/24 | Mileah Kromer
    U.S. Senate contest would be closely contested between Hogan and Trone or Alsobrooks...
  • Baltimore Mayor Weathers Racist Attacks After Bridge Collapse

    04/01/2024 11:40:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/31 | Emmanuel Felton
    It was just after 1:30 Tuesday morning when Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott (D) says he received the call from the city’s fire chief. “He said, ‘Sir, the Key Bridge collapsed,’’ said Scott, who was awake with a three-month-old child when the call came in. “I said, ‘Repeat that.’ He said, ‘The Key Bridge collapsed, a ship hit it, it’s gone, sir.’ ” Scott, 39, said he threw on his official Baltimore city jacket and headed for the scene, calling the governor, the presidents of the state Senate and city council and the city administrator along the way. When he arrived...
  • Fayette County small businesses eligible for federal help following Baltimore bridge collapse

    04/01/2024 3:59:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | April 1, 2024 | The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    WASHINGTON — Small businesses in Fayette County affected by the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore are eligible to apply for U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loans. Fayette is one of eight Pennsylvania counties where small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses, and private nonprofit organizations now are eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans, which carry interest rates of 4% (3.25% for private nonprofit organizations) and have terms of as long as 30 years. Businesses can borrow up to $2 million to pay operating expenses if their revenues dropped due to the disaster. Businesses in Maryland;...
  • Cover Up: NTSB Says It Will Take Up to Two Years to Figure Out What Happened in Baltimore

    03/31/2024 4:36:31 PM PDT · by rxsid · 144 replies
    rumble.com ^ | 03.31.2024 | NTSB
    Cover Up: NTSB Says It Will Take Up to Two Years to Figure Out What Happened in Baltimore58 second video on Rumble: https://rumble.com/v4mmt5k-cover-up-ntsb-says-it-will-take-up-to-two-years-to-figure-out-what-happened.html
  • Buttigieg says he has no idea when Baltimore bridge debris might be cleared: ‘A very complex process’

    03/31/2024 10:30:44 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    Nypost ^ | 03/31/2024 | Ryan King
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg couldn’t give a time frame Sunday for when debris from the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse will be cleared from the critical mega US shipping channel. “We haven’t received a timeline yet,” the country’s top transportation chief told CBS’ “Face the Nation” of the massive expected clean-up of the wreckage from the destroyed Baltimore span, which runs roughly 1.6 miles over the Patapsco River, a key transportation route that handled a whopping $80 billion in cargo last year. “This is going to be a very complex process, there are even now forces acting on that steel,”...
  • How to Repair the Key Bridge Without Breaking the Bank

    03/30/2024 2:31:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 28, 2024 | David Ditch
    The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore came as quite a shock. After a massive container ship struck one of the bridge’s pillars, the entire span quickly fell apart, costing several lives. It’s hard to overstate the bridge’s importance, particularly for the automobile industry. In addition to handling 11 million vehicles per year, it provided a vital way for trucks to access the Port of Baltimore while avoiding the dense city core. The impact on the region will be felt for months, if not years. The question is, what now? President Joe Biden has said that the...
  • “Huge Problem”: The Pentagon’s Rapid Wartime Response Cargo Ships Are Trapped in Baltimore After Bridge Collapse

    03/29/2024 1:20:35 PM PDT · by rxsid · 78 replies
    thelibertydaily.com ^ | 03.29.2024 | Tyler Durden
    “Huge Problem”: The Pentagon’s Rapid Wartime Response Cargo Ships Are Trapped in Baltimore After Bridge CollapseBy Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge • Mar. 29, 2024(ZeroHedge)—Two high-speed military cargo ships are stuck in the Port of Baltimore following Tuesday morning’s collapse of the 1.6-mile-long Francis Scott Key Bridge. The major US East Coast port has been paralyzed for several days as the bridge collapse prevents inbound and outbound vessel traffic along the harbor’s channel. Using the automatic identification system, or AIS, data that tracks commercial vessels, three bulk carriers, two general cargo ships, one vehicle carrier, one tanker, and four Ready Reserve...
  • It Could Take HOW LONG to Rebuild Francis Scott Key Bridge???

    03/29/2024 9:22:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/29/2024 | Stephen Green
    Could it really take twice as long and four times as much money to replace the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge than it did to build it in the first place? The Key Bridge was built at a cost (adjusted for inflation) of about $200 million. Replacing it could take a decade and cost $400 million to $800 million dollars, according to experts in what has become a dismal field. “To actually recreate that whole transportation network" could take a decade or more, structural engineer Ben Schafer told USA Today on Wednesday. Huge projects, Schafer said, now take “rarely less...
  • Here’s the million-dollar question nobody is asking about the Baltimore bridge collapse…

    03/28/2024 8:20:42 PM PDT · by bitt · 130 replies
    The recent bridge collapse in Baltimore is an absolute nightmare, and our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this incredibly tough time. Beyond the heart-wrenching loss and the basic “whys” everyone’s dealing with, there’s one crucial question not many are asking: Can America rebuild the bridge? Sure, it might seem odd to wonder about our capability to build a bridge in 2024, but sadly, it’s a valid concern these days. When you consider how our nation is faltering under inept globalist rule, dragged down by dangerous DEI agendas that place “charity” over excellence, and watching the decimation...
  • Recovered data recorder from crashed ship in Baltimore reveals pilot called for tugboat help minutes before plowing into bridge

    03/28/2024 4:26:54 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 92 replies
    MSN ^ | 3-27-24
    The pilot of the cargo ship that knocked down a highway bridge into Baltimore Harbor had radioed for tugboat help and reported a power loss minutes earlier, federal safety officials say, citing new data from the freight's recorder. (excerpt) NTSB's investigator in charge, Marcel Muise, said the recovered voyage data recorder (VDR) had helped them establish a timeline of events. He said the ship had departed from Seagirt Marine Terminal at around 12:39am and had entered the Fort McHenry Channel at 1:07am, before "numerous audible alarms" were recorded on the audio from the ship's bridge at 1:24am. At about the...
  • It used to be my job to drive ships under bridges. Things do go wrong

    03/28/2024 3:16:26 AM PDT · by protest1 · 69 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 28 March 2024 | Tom Sharpe
    This is an article by a former Royal Navy officer giving his perspective on the tragic collision between the ship Dali and the Francis Scott Key Bridge. It is based, as he says, on the best information he had available at time of writing.
  • Dali cargo ship suffered 'severe electrical problem' while docked in Baltimore days prior to bridge collapse crash that saw it suffer 'total power failure, loss of engine failure', port worker says

    03/27/2024 12:53:12 PM PDT · by rxsid · 158 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 03.27.2024 | LAURA PARNABY
    Dali cargo ship suffered 'severe electrical problem' while docked in Baltimore days prior to bridge collapse crash that saw it suffer 'total power failure, loss of engine failure', port worker saysThe Dali cargo ship which smashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge suffered a 'severe electrical problem' while docked in Baltimore days before, according to a port worker. Julie Mitchell, co-administrator of Container Royalty, a company which tracks cargo, told CNN the ship was anchored at the port for at least 48 hours prior to the deadly crash. 'And those two days, they were having serious power outages… they had...
  • Buttigieg: No timeline yet on Baltimore port reopening

    03/27/2024 12:33:55 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/27/2024 | ALEX GANGITANO
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Wednesday that there’s currently no timeline for when the Port of Baltimore can reopen following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge a day prior. “Too soon to venture an estimate,” he told reporters during the White House daily press briefing. “The vast majority of the port is inside of that bridge, which means most of it cannot operate.” Buttigieg, who traveled to Baltimore on Tuesday hours after the collapse, said he is concerned about the local economic impact of the port closure and noted that 8,000 jobs are directly associated with port activities....
  • Baltimore Ship ‘Black Box’ Data Recorder Taken by Investigators as Search for Missing Continues

    03/27/2024 9:35:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/27/2024 | Oliver JJ Lane
    The investigation and recovery after the catastrophic bridge strike over the Patapsco River continues, with National Transportation Safety Board officials having boarded the MV Dali and professionals continuing to seek victims of the collapse. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials have now removed the MV Dali’s data recorder — like the famous ‘black boxes’ of commercial aircraft — which upon evaluation may contain further information about the cause of the loss of propulsion that seems to have contributed to Tuesday’s disaster. Among the more mundane reasons for the “lost propulsion” that would have left the ship not able to steer...