Baltimore City is a liberal haven and has been run by those very liberals for generations. The result is an uneducated population that lives off taxpayers. The city is in decline and has been for decades as liberal leaders continue to push policies that enslave people to government. The goal of decades of neglect is to enslave people to the liberal plantation and ensure those downtrodden people continue to vote Democrat.
You might have heard that recently the city suffered a lot of damage because of riots. A bunch of thugs rioted and destroyed property. The cost is placed at $20 MILLION.
The cost includes overtime for police and firefighters as well as money owed to jurisdictions that came to help the city. It also includes the cost of damage to city owned property. It appears as if this dollar figure does not include the damage to private property which is in the tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions of dollars.
The expenses the city owes will go before the board of estimates today so they can approve the money to pay the bills.
Where will the money come from? It is highly unlikely that any of the people who destroyed so much are taxpayers so it will not come out of their pockets. It is unlikely that the rioters have anything of value that can be confiscated to pay for their destruction. The reality is this money will have to come from the taxpayer or by cutting from other budgeted items or from a combination of the two.
This money MUST not come from the taxpayers in the state that do NOT live in Baltimore. I know Baltimore will appeal with hat in hand asking for money from the state to pay for this but it is not the responsibility of the taxpayers outside of the city to pay for this mess.
I recommend budget cuts to the City Attorney’s office and I recommend that the welfare money be redirected to pay for the damage.
Make the people who did this suffer for it.
Hell, maybe they can do what they did to fund the stadiums and make a few scratch lottery games to pay for it. At least people could decide to participate, or not and they would have a chance of winning some money.
I imagine the city will raise parking fees for stadium events and other events that take place in the city. It will probably tack on some kind of tax to event tickets and to hotel rooms and parking garages in order to pay for the mess that took place because the city has leaders who allowed the destruction to happen.
Liberalism exists to allow things to happen so long as someone else pays the bill.
If the people of Maryland who do not live in Baltimore get socked with this bill they should show up in the city with bulldozers and level the place and then stake a claim to the property they bought.
Screw Baltimore and screw the politicians there who have allowed a once great city to become a skeletal ruin of decaying structures and dependent people who have no respect or life or property.
Let them all suffer.
As an aside, they all wanted the police out of their lives. Now that the police are not, shall we say, being aggressive in their duties the city is rapidly falling [farther] into anarchy with multiple shootings and murders.
You got what you wanted now shut up and enjoy it.
Never surrender, never submit.
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Today is the day our nation has set aside to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We honor the men and women who died to keep this nation safe and free.
As you go about your day remember what it is really all about and say a prayer for the families of those who left us way too soon so that we might be free to enjoy not just this day but every day.
Our Flag does not move in the breeze. It moves with the last breath of every man and woman who died defending it. Keep that in mind as you see morons walking on and burning our Flag. They disrespect themselves, their country and the men and women who died to keep them safe and free.
Keep those who still serve in your prayers until they are all safely home. Pray we do not have to honor them on a future Memorial Day.
Thanks to Mr. Heller who gave me permission to use his cartoon back in 2009.
Keep in mind the Flag will be at Half Staff until noon and then raised to the top. If your Flag can be displayed at half staff you should follow this protocol.
Never surrender, never submit.
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There is an article on the local CBS affiliate website that tries to draw comparisons to the way the riots in Ferguson MO and Baltimore MD have been portrayed in the media with the biker gang shootout that occurred in Waco TX.
The article discusses these events and concludes that riots that damaged property (which the author notes can be replaced) but where no one was killed received more coverage than a biker shootout where nine died. It is further noted that during the riots the police showed up in riot gear, used tear gas and made mass arrests while they were shown in their normal uniforms in Waco in what the article describes as nonchalant.
The article also points out that the riots had live media coverage whereas that did not happen in Waco.
The point seems to be that when predominantly black communities riot there is outrage and the rioters are viewed as thugs but when white bikers have a shootout there is not as much coverage and the incident is viewed as an isolated incident.
These items involve two entirely different crimes and this article only serves to further push a race narrative where one does not exist.
Yes, most of the rioters were black but the cities involved have mostly black populations. There were some white people there and they were attacked by the rioters. There is no doubt that some white folks participated in the unrest.
In Waco most of the bikers were white but there were some people of color. It was reported that there were some black and Hispanic bikers involved.
Perhaps the reason there were not cameras and live play of the gunfight is that it happened spontaneously. The police were aware that some trouble was brewing but the police do not call the media in every time there is a threat of violence. I am not sure how much media is available in Waco but the issue in Ferguson simmered for weeks giving the media plenty of time to show up and Baltimore has many major news outlets in or near the city. The media would have been present because there was unrest (read that as thugs attacking people and breaking the law) on Saturday and the riots occurred on Monday. The media had time to gather.
Since the gang shootout happened there has been word there will be some sort of retaliation. You can bet the media is there now.
As for the police. They anticipated violence in the cities and were dressed appropriately. In Waco they had information something might happen. The big difference here is that the police in Waco were involved in the shootout. They were shot at and they returned fire. They then arrested hundreds of bikers. During the riots, particularly in Baltimore, the police were continually attacked and DID NOT fight back. They were ordered to give the rioters room. Perhaps if the police in Baltimore had started attacking those who were breaking the law and arresting them in droves we would have seen pictures of police officers being nonchalant as they walked around hundreds of handcuffed protesters.
Since the police in Waco were allowed to do their jobs they had all the bikers under control and were able to be more “nonchalant” than the police in the rioting cities.
The only thing these incidents have in common is that they both involved people who were breaking the law. The idea that the rioters had a grievance so their behavior can be excused especially since no one died is ridiculous. They were breaking the law and they were destroying property. No one died but scores of police officers were injured.
The bikers felt they had a grievance as well but their actions are no more excusable than those of the rioters. The big difference is that the police responded to the violence in Waco.
And for those who think there is disparity, there is. The rioters in Baltimore who happened to get arrested complained about high bail amounts. Every biker arrested in Waco had bail set at one million dollars far above any amount reported from Baltimore.
The thugs in Waco will get what is coming to them just like the thugs in Baltimore eventually will. And yes, both groups are thugs. Despite what the author wants you to believe, the bikers were referred to that just as the rioters in Baltimore were.
When people stop trying to excuse any kind of bad behavior and start holding everyone accountable society will be better off.
And then people will have no excuse for race baiting articles…
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I understand that Martin O’Malley, former governor of Maryland, has a big announcement planned for 30 May. He will be in Baltimore, the city that suffered under his polices when he was its mayor, to announce he plans to run for president.
O’Malley is a liberal moron who does not believe people are smart enough to make their own decisions, provide for themselves or protect themselves and their families. He is anti-gun and imposed strict gun laws when he was governor. He invited countless illegal immigrants and gave them “stuff.” He is part of the nanny state leadership that only knows how to rule over people, tax them to death and then waste the money collected.
He should never be president of this or any other country though Czar of some communist nation would be more in line with his beliefs and leadership style.
He has decided to take on Hillary Clinton and he will have a formidable task ahead. She is polling well among Democrats because most are too stupid to see the crime she is involved in. O’Malley is polling at about 1% so he has a long way to go.
I think Hillary should occupy a jail cell instead of the Oval Office and O’Malley is no better. He should not be elected president, period.
He does have a few things going for him in that Bill Clinton once praised him and said he would be president someday. Clinton also claimed O’Malley was a terrific governor and that Maryland was voted best run twice while O’Malley was in office.
Not sure who they polled on that but O’Malley raised several dozen taxes (and enacted some new ones) and he went so far as to tax the rain that landed on people’s property. O’Malley’s terms in office saw an outflow of people from the state to other states because of his inept leadership and tax and spend policies. The economy was poor during his reign and only remained better than a lot of other states because of Maryland’s proximity to DC. A very large number of DC politicians and other DC federal workers, lobbyists and journalists (many with well-paying jobs) live in Maryland.
Even with nearly recession proof jobs and the flow of federal dollars from DC the state fell on hard times under the dictatorship of O’Malley.
He might be a great leader to Bill Clinton but that does not say much. Or maybe I should say Bill thinks Hillary would make a great president so that says a lot about his assessments…
I do not want to see Hillary Clinton or Martin O’Malley as president. I hope O’Malley gets trounced early and bows out and that Hillary gets beaten badly with the reports of her crimes so that even if she wins the Democrat nomination she can’t win the general.
If you are a moron like Snoop Dogg and want her to win so we can have a woman in the White House you are not smart enough to vote. People voted for Obama to have a black guy in the White House and look how that worked out.
He is a disaster.
If you vote for someone because of their color or sex you should be banned from voting FOR LIFE.
If O’Malley ends up winning he will certainly continue Obama’s quest to drive America into the ground. Hillary will do the same but she is older and unhealthy so maybe she will get a visit from the Reaper…
The nightmare will be if she wins and picks O’Malley as a running mate.
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Anyone who watched the television show Sons of Anarchy knows it was full of violence. The show depicts a biker gang and its criminal pursuits. The “motorcycle club”, along with rival and sometimes ally biker gangs sells drugs, gets involved in pornography, traffics firearms and in the murder of people, and lots of them.
It was a television show so the world it depicted was supposed to be violent. It was supposed to push the envelope for the entertainment value.
I admit to enjoying the show. I could never live that kind of life but I enjoyed watching these truly dysfunctional people and their exploits. It was great to see these outlaw bikers killing each other each week.
I even commented to my son that the tragedy is there are really these kinds of gangs in the world.
And there are.
In Waco Texas as many as five rival biker gangs had an altercation at a restaurant that spilled outside. The fight went from fists, feet and chains to guns in real short order. When all was said and done nine bikers had been killed and nearly 200 arrested.
People who are not part of the gangs had to hide in the freezer at the restaurant to avoid the violence.
If these Sons of Anarchy wannabes have a desire to murder each other then let them have at it. However, they could have the common decency to do so in an isolated area where people who have nothing to do with them will not be in danger.
These guys let a lot of ammo fly in their fracas and many innocent people could have been killed.
These biker gangs are not a group of angels and they give motorcycle clubs in general a bad name. These guys deal drugs and weapons and they murder without a second thought. They are the true to life people I commented on to my son.
They think the rules and laws of a civil society do not apply to them.
I hope those arrested spend a very long time in jail. It is too bad more of them did not kill each other so numbers would be reduced.
There are plenty of motorcycle clubs in this country that do wonderful things for the communities in which they live. They provide for the poor, they provide for veterans and they follow laws. I have spent time with hundreds, if not thousands, of these folks at military funerals and during events in Washington DC. They are generally good folks trying to make a difference.
Cretins like those who chose to have the shootout at the Waco corral have no regard for life and do not deserve to be part of society.
Here is a clue for them. if you want to fight go pick some isolated part of the desert and have at it. When you are done gather up your survivors and leave the dead behind.
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