Jan 23, 2013 Political
Gun control does not work and even if it did the Second Amendment protects our right to keep and bear arms. In fact, it says that right shall NOT be infringed. The Governor of Maryland is following the lead of the anti American Governor of New York with draconian, and unconstitutional, gun legislation. In fact, it looks like Martin O’Malley is trying to one up Cum-o of NY. I guess he feels he needs to out Socialist the guy because both are mentioned as possible contenders for the presidency (God help us).
Martin O’Malley is anti American, period. He is trying to violate the rights of law abiding citizens with laws that will not do one damn thing to stop violence. Nothing proposed in the bill will stop violence and it will not prevent an incident like the one that happened in Connecticut, period.
But that is not stopping the Governor who is channeling his inner Hitler in order to intimidate people into compliance. Certain firearms, that the state calls assault weapons, (that is a fabricated name to make them sound scary) will be banned. Anyone who owns one prior to the ban can keep it but must register it with the state. Why does the state need firearms registered? So it can confiscate them when the next round of anti gun laws are brought to bear. If some tragedy occurs then the state will say it must now take those firearms and it will know where to go. The law forces compliance by enacting a high fine and minimum REQUIRED jail sentence of 5 years.
Hitler did that when he took over countries. Signs were posted indicating people had 24 hours to turn in all firearms or they would go to jail. Those who turned them in late were shot. Some who were found later were shot or jailed. Hitler’s forces were able to use the records from conquered areas to determine who had the firearms. The same kind of gun registration was tried here prior to America’s entry into WWII and it was shot down. Maryland’s anti American governor is doing the same thing. It is all about controlling people. But, but, that could not happen here. Tell the Japanese Americans from WWII that it could not happen. Tell the Native Americans that government will not disarm you and then murder you.
O’Malley happens to be a small minded pathetic little man with a god complex. He is an elitist who thinks he knows better than the rubes he was elected to lead. He has ignored his oath of office and he has abused the power he was given by the people. He seems to have forgotten that government derives its just power from the consent of those governed. Violating our rights is not a just power.
O’Malley and Obama are two peas in a pod. Obama is reportedly using a new litmus test to determine which officers will stay in the military. If they say they will obey orders to fire on Americans then they can stay. Those who will not will be shown the door.
How long will it be before Martin O’Malley has his National Guard and police forces training to disarm citizens and fire on them to accomplish that task?
I put nothing past this guy. He is a lowlife who claims that we need to save the children while supporting murder in the womb.
It is going to get very ugly around here if agents of the state fire on the people. I guess they will feel like it is alright because any new gun laws here will produce a whole new class of criminals; those who refused to comply.
Martin O’Malley is surrounded by armed police officers, who are paid for by taxpayers, to protect his sorry butt. Why is he any more important than the rest of us? Why are they armed with things the rest of us will be prohibited from owning?
It is always easy for those who are protected by armed guards to tell the rest of us we don’t need guns for protection.
New York is getting more totalitarian…
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Dec 4, 2012 Political
Steny Hoyer, useless Congressman from Maryland, said that cuts to Social Security and Medicare should be on the table as part of the budget negotiation process. Apparently, a number of other Democrats believe that they should be looked at for spending reductions but should be addressed at a later date. Plink…
That was the sound of the can being kicked down the road.
Hoyer is saying that taking these items off the table is a bad place to start negotiations. He is correct in that and if he is actually serious about having them on the table then the negotiations can begin. However, he is a Democrat and that means he can’t be trusted.
Here is how I see it. Hoyer says these should be on the table and the other Democrats oppose. Republicans jump in and say; “now we’re talking” and then as the negotiations progress the affected constituents are bombarded with negative information from the Democrats who oppose and their lobbying arm at AARP.
The Republicans get blamed for trying to reduce granny’s check and the furor gets louder. Republicans cave, give Democrats tax increases with no real spending cuts because, well you know, they will come later (psst, they never do).
Then Hoyer and the Republican leadership step in front of cameras claiming they tried to do something about these runaway programs but could not so they struck the best deal they possibly could. They will complement each other, slap backs and say they did a great job.
Then they will adjourn for the holidays and Americans will be left with their shorts around their ankles.
Beware of Democrats bearing gifts. How many times do Republicans have to play Charlie Brown to the football holding Lucy before they wake up?
We do not have an income problem. We have a spending problem.
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Sep 15, 2012 Political
Maryland is a liberal haven where Democrat politicians own the majority and ram through all kinds of BS that wastes our money. Governor Martin O’Malley is pushing his liberal agenda and ignoring the rest of the issues while he tries to strengthen his creds on the national scene so he can run for the presidency in 2016. O’Malley is exactly like Obama so remember how poorly Obama has done before you consider O’Malley.
Maryland has not had a Republican Senator in over 20 years and the Democrats we have had always put party and power above the people. They sit in their ivory towers until election time and then make a few cameo appearances. They don’t spend much time with the voters because they take their seats for granted. Senator Ben Cardin is running for reelection this year though one might not know that. He has not been out campaigning very much and he has not sent out any mailers (at least I have not gotten any and I usually get tons of them).
Cardin toes the party line and has ensured that the Democrat platform is followed regardless of what the people think. He is a career politician who has his own best interests at heart.
He is being challenged this year by a bright and energetic man named Dan Bongino. Bongino is a former Secret Service Agent who has served this nation honorably. He understands government’s place and he understands that the people are the ones in charge. He is able to cut through the political speak and get down to the issues. This video is a speech he recently gave. Listen to what he says and see if it isn’t more in line with what you believe than what the Democrats want you to believe.
Dan gets it and he will be a fine Senator, a man of the people. If you are in Maryland please vote for Dan so we can send a responsible leader to DC. Let us send Ben Cardin into retirement and set Maryland on a path to responsibility.
Maryland, the Democrats have had control for decades and things are not any better. Put a man who will not put party over people and who will not play politics to work for YOU and let’s get rid of the self serving career statists.
To donate to Dan please visit his site.
Big Dog salute to Independent Journal Review
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The People’s Republik of Maryland has slot machine gambling authorized in five locations and running at three of those. The state is well behind where it would have been but Democrats played games and now the entire web of obstruction is crumbling around them. So those very Democrats, led by Governor Martin O’Moron, called a special session of the legislature to discuss adding another gambling venue.
A brief history goes like this. Robert Ehrlich was elected governor in 2002 (taking office in 2003) and he worked on getting slots gambling in the state. The Democrats opposed this. Many, including then Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Moron, claimed that gambling was not a responsible way to raise revenue or meet budget needs. They said this knowing full well that the state runs a lottery with countless games designed to bring big money into the coffers.
In any event, Democrats opposed Ehrlich at every turn and gambling did not come to Maryland. He was defeated in 2006 by the aforementioned O’Moron who promptly worked with Democrats to get slots machines in the state. Suddenly, those Democrats who were opposed to gambling as a means to raise revenue were all for the idea because a Democrat wanted it. As an aside, Peter Franchot is the only politician I am aware of who has opposed gaming since the very beginning.
The Democrats had a problem. How on Earth could they convince voters that they did not block progress for four years simply because the Governor was a Republican. To do so would mean they put their political games ahead of the state and its people (they always do but want people to think otherwise). They decided that instead of passing legislation authorizing gaming they would put the matter on the 2008 ballot via referendum. This would allow the people of the state to decide and would take politicians off the hook for the decision that was reached. The referendum was very specific as to where the venues could be placed and how many slots machines would be authorized. The only thing allowed was slots machines. No table games were considered.
The problem with this approach is that the matter, if it passed, would become part of the state Constitution and any changes would have to go through the referendum process. I knew it was moronic to do this (gambling does not belong in the Constitution) and voted against the measure. In reality, I would have voted against it anyway because of the way Democrats played games with Ehrlich.
The measure passed and casinos started being built. They were doing fairly well (but are now not producing as expected) and now the state wants another one. It also wants to consider table games. This was not addressed in the regular session as it should have been so the Governor called for a special session to address this. This violates the reason for special sessions but the rules have never stopped Democrats. This process is going on because the next election is this November and if they do not get the issue on the ballot then they will have to wait two years to get it done. See how stupid it was to do it this way?
There is no urgency for another casino. After strong starts, two of the three already running are not doing as well as they were expected to and an additional one would likely siphon money from the others. Keep in mind, there are still two that need to be built.
There are also shenanigans going on (say it isn’t so). The Democrats are having closed meetings to decide how to handle things. The casino folks want better tax rates and a better deal than the other casinos got. This would certainly cause the other casinos to want a new deal. The Democrats are working on back room deals to leave the tax issue off the table and to get the additional casino on the ballot. They will address the tax issue after the next election (during the next regular session of the legislature).
This is just plain wrong. The Democrats in Maryland led by their inept Governor have increased the taxes on the hard working citizens of this state a number of times. The sales tax, the income tax, taxes on services, taxes on practically everything including the air we breathe have been raised over the last six years to feed their hunger for our money.
Now, after screwing the taxpayers with ever increasing tax hikes the Democrats want to cut a special tax deal with the people who want to run the new casino. The mega wealthy folks in the gaming industry will be given what amounts to a tax cut while the people who live in this state have their taxes increased.
How does that strike you? If you live in Maryland it will likely not surprise you (OK, the leeches who live off government handouts might not know nor would they likely care) because the Democrats screw us all the time.
You know it is underhanded because they are deliberately hiding it until after the election. They know that voters would likely reject any referendum that gave tax breaks to the casinos at a time when their taxes have been raised (and more than once). So the cretins on the left will play nice and try to get it passed. If voters approve it then they will get out the Vaseline and bend us all over.
I recommend that the legislature reject this plan and keep it off the ballot. Since that is not likely to happen (Democrats need their palms greased) I implore all Maryland voters to reject this referendum at the ballot box.
Say no to tax breaks for casino operators.
A word of caution on the referendum. Know what you are voting for. Those weasels have a way of wording it so when you think you are voting no you are really voting yes.
Say no to being raped by the Democrats of Maryland and their sugar daddies in the gaming industry.
Say no to slots gaming expansion in Maryland.
[Disclosure: I have never (nor will I ever) gambled in a casino in Maryland. I take my business to Delaware]
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Jul 11, 2012 Political
It is no surprise to most people that the Eastern part of the country was wacked with a storm prior to the Independence Day holiday and that power was out for nearly a week for lots of folks. As temperatures hit triple digits the power companies worked feverishly (pun intended) to repair the problems and restore service.
So far, so good.
It is bad enough that people were without power but storms happen. What adds insult to injury is that the people who were out of power, who sweated their rears off, and who lost all their refrigerated goods will have to pay the power companies a surcharge to make up for THEIR losses.
Yep, in the People’s Republic of Maryland (led by Imperial Leader Martin O’Moron) the utility companies can charge people for lost revenue when there is an outage. What this means is that the companies will charge people for a service that was not provided. Customers who were inconvenienced have to pay the utility because it lost money.
Imagine if you ran a store and your supply trucks did not show up so you had nothing to sell. Now imagine the uproar that would occur if you forced your customers to pay you a surcharge because YOU could not provide a service. Imagine further, that this action was allowed under state law.
Most people should probably decide not to pay the surcharge but it might be a little hard to do because it will not be listed as a separate item. It will be folded into the delivery fee so there is no way to know how much you are being charged because the utilities could not provide a service.
I do not know if this affects me since I did not lose power and in any event I will likely never be able to figure out if I was charged because they can hide the fee.
Many people lost food during the outage. I recommend you contact the utilities to get reimbursed. If they tell you it is covered under your homeowner’s insurance point out to them that they were the reason and if you have to pay the surcharge they have to pay to replace the food that spoiled.
Only in a Communist State like Maryland could something like this be allowed.
UPDATE: I don’t know if this is the same charge but it looks like BGE does not want backlash. This from WBFF; BGE CUSTOMER ALERT: BGE customers who lost power for more than 24 hours last week will get a slight break on their bills next month. The company will waive the daily distribution charge for each day after the first 24 hours. Nearly 750,000 BGE customers lost power during the storm.
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