Delegate Pat McDonough | P.O. Box 15470 | Baltimore | MD | 21220
Delegate Pat McDonough | P.O. Box 15470 | Baltimore | MD | 21220
Name: Citizens to Elect Jim Woods for Sheriff Category: Common Interest – Politics Description: Group supporting the candidacy of Jim Woods for Sheriff of Washington County.
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Thursday 4/29/2010 ..11.30 am. Aberdeen Festival park 60 n. Parke St.
Bring your signs and bull horns.. Ask o’malley how he was voted
Worst governor in America 2008.page 4 on this site
One of the highest sales tax in the country..
The cost of immigration in MD. $1.4 billion tax $$ to illegal aliens last year.http://www.fairus.org/site/DocServer…pdf?docID=4001
8 governors in America got an "F" grade including O’malley
O’malley enacted a $1.4 billion tax package for Corporate income tax, personal income tax & sales tax in 2008
www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=9732 – 32k – 2008-10-20
O’malley pulled off one of the greatest tax heists in history
O’Malley to Visit Aberdeen on Campaign Trail April 29
From WNST. Ravens Road Trips. I know my blog is about Politics, but being a Ravens Fan and we have some out here, I wanted to post this for my friend, Nestor.
This was sent to me by a friend who asked that I post this and inform the Voters what kind of man this really is. Not only does he stall bills of protection for our citizens, he skews the facts.
April 19, 2010
Vallario’s chart distorts drunk driving numbers
On the last night of this year’s General Assembly session, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Joseph F. Vallario Jr. convened the panel about 9 p.m. to inform them that he was killing a bill that would have required an ignition interlock device be installed on vehicles owned by motorists convicted of drunk driving.
The bill had passed the Senate unanimously weeks before, but Vallario permitted no vote on the measure. He simply informed the committee that he and advocates could not come to an agreement on his proposals to water down the bill, and he provided members and the media with a chart to help explain his decision.
That chart was fundamentally flawed.
The graphic purported to show the changes in alcohol-related fatalities from 2004 to 2008 in three states: New Mexico, which had a adopted a mandatory ignition-interlock requirement in 2005 for alll drunk drivers; Virginia, which had adopted such a requirement only for those drunk drivers found to have blood-alcohol readings of roughly twice the legal level; and Maryland, which had not adopted interlock legislation during that period. It gave the impression that fatalities in Marylland had fallen at a rate equal to or greater than the rate in New Mexico — bolstering Vallario’s position that an ignition interlock bill affecting all drunk drivers was not needed in Maryland.
The chart did not use the most relevant and authoritative data: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s tabulation of fatalities involving drunk drivers (using the national standard of .08 percent blood alcohol). Instead it pulled the Maryland numbers from a group called AlcoholAlert and focused on all fatalities in which the driver had any alcohol in the bloodstream – down to the non-intoxicated level of .01.
But the numbers from New Mexico and Virginia, which were charted on the same grid, were taken from some other source. They did not match up with the comparable Maryland numbers from AlcoholAlert. (A staff member for the Judiciary Committee agreed that the numbers were incorrect and said he would check into the source of the data.)
The effect of using the non-comparable data was to misrepresent the results in New Mexico, which proponents of the interlock bill had been holding up as an example of the positive results of such a law. Had comparable numbers been used, New Mexico’s numbers would have shown a decline of 44 percent rather than the 34 percent it did show. (The Virginia numbers, no matter which data are used, show no positive effect from its law with a .15 threshold — the number Vallario and the liquor lobby were advocating.)
A table inside Vallario’s packet, based on actual NHTSA data, actually makes a strong case for the bill the chairman killed. It showed a decline of 26.3 percent in the drunk driving fatality rate in Maryland compared with a 39.4 percent decline in New Mexico. (Maryland’s decline was exaggerated because of a spike in deaths in 2004. If you take 2005 as the starting point, Maryland’s decline was 0.3 percent while New Mexico’s was more than 34 percent.)
However you look at these numbers, the data are too sketchy to “prove” anything. At best, they merely give an indication that Virginia’s law isn’t working and that New Mexico’s is. But when they are portrayed accurately, the numbers do buttress the case made by MADD and other advocates of a stiff ignition interlock law.
Vallario provided this chart to members of his committee late at night when members were exhausted and nobody was in a position to challenge his data. Even if they had, the outcome likely would have been the same. But members of a legislative committee, as well as the public, depend on the information provided by the staff and the chairman of a committee to be accurate. When it’s not, an explanation is in order.
In the House of Delegates, committee chairs answer to only one person: House Speaker Michael E. Busch.
Caroline Cash, executive director of MADD Maryland, said the distribution of the inaccurate chart shows that “the public is not getting the facts.”
Asked what recourse the group would take, she said: “The first step would be the speaker’s office.”
It would be unlike the professional staff of the General Assembly to deliberately take part in any effort to deceive members. My first question would be whether the source of the chart Vallario distributed were a lobbyist. That would explain a lot.
News From Help Save Maryland:
More noise from anti-American members of Congress. This time its Arizona Democrat, Congressman Raul Grijalva. Raul is a member of the radical Hispanic Caucus and a big-time supporter of Amnesty.
Raul has loyalty issues regarding American citizens and instead spends his days pushing for more illegal aliens to cross the border from Mexico. He is quite mad that his home state (well the state where he resides as his home state must be south of the border) is about to implement tough legislation to enforce the law against the mostly Hispanic illegal aliens in Arizona.
Raul wants businesses to Boycott Arizona, his own state, if Governor Brewer signs the legislation (SB 1070)into law! Boycott Arizona?? I can tell you this, my family will be vacationing in Arizona in 2010 if this is signed into law!
Please give Raul’s office in DC a call and remind Raul he took an oath of office to defend this country. He should represent the legal taxpaying voting citizens in AZ, not the huge illegal alien community. If he can’t, time to resign from office.
1440 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
ph (202) 225-2435
fax (202) 225-1541
Please contact AZ Governor Jan Brewer and tell her to sign the anti-illegal immigration bill SB 1070 into law ASAP. Stopping the flow of illegals from Arizona will have a positive effect on Maryland’s growing gang and crime problem, and our education and social services overload caused by illegal aliens. The American people are counting on her!
The Honorable Jan Brewer
Governor of Arizona
1700 West Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85007 e-mail via website — http://azgovernor.gov/Contact.asp
Telephone (602) 542-4331
Toll Free 1-(800) 253-0883
Fax (602) 542-1381
Challenging Congressman Grijalva for the bone-head comments of the week is Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles. Taking a break from abusing little boys, Catholic Church leaders are again calling any attempts to enforce the law against illegal aliens hateful. Cardinal Mahony calls the pending Arizona law encouraging " German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques" by Arizona citizens. I always love when the Catholic Church talks about Nazi tactics and hate. Cardinals always need to be reminded that in fact when the real Nazis were doing their thing across Europe, the Church leaders did little if anything to stop or hinder it. Guess they were busy doing "their thing" with their youngest parishioners.
Please contact Cardinal Mahony and tell him to stop his lawless, hateful, anti-citizen nonsense and stick to what he does best……..preaching and caring for the poor. Illegal aliens have broken the law and need to be returned to their native lands.
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
3424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2202
213 637 7000
Stephen Dinan Washington Times
One Arizona congressman called for businesses to boycott his own state, and a Catholic cardinal said the state may be encouraging "German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques" as pushback against Arizona’s proposed crackdown on illegal immigrants went into high gear Tuesday.
The bill, which would make being an illegal immigrant a state offense and would make it illegal to knowingly transport or hide an illegal immigrant, has become the latest hot-button litmus test in the immigration issue, dividing members of Congress already sparring over whether to pass a bill legalizing illegal immigrants.
Republican Gov. Jan Brewer has not said whether she will sign the state measure into law, but U.S. Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, Arizona Democrat, said businesses should be prepared to retaliate with a boycott if she does.
"Do not do business with the state," Mr. Grijalva said at a press conference on the Capitol grounds in Washington, adding that a boycott would "give economic consequence to a very bad decision."
Mr. Grijalva said if Arizona is able to enact the law without facing consequences, other states will follow suit.
But his call for a boycott shocked Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican.
"That’s very helpful. An Arizona congressman calling for folks to boycott his home state?" Mr. Kyl said. "That’ll really help job creation. End of comment."
Mr. Kyl on Monday joined with seatmate Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, to call for Mr. Obama to post 3,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, and both men also said they understand why legislators acted. They pointed to the killing of an Arizona rancher last month and to reports from sheriffs of escalating violence as evidence the border is not secure.
Immigrant rights groups have denounced the bill, saying it will lead to racial profiling and a climate of fear among Hispanics.
In a blog posted Sunday, Cardinal Roger Mahony, archbishop of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, said if the bill is signed it would become "the country’s most retrogressive, mean-spirited, and useless anti-immigrant law."
"I can’t imagine Arizonans now reverting to German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques whereby people are required to turn one another in to the authorities on any suspicion of documentation," he said, wondering if children would have to call the police on their parents.
Rep. Luis V. Guttierez, Illinois Democrat, said if the law is signed then President Obama must assert the primacy of federal law in this area and tell the state it cannot enforce it.
"We need to nationalize bad laws in particular states," he said. "The president of the United States should simply say, on issues of immigration, the Constitution is clear."
He said for the same reasons that states can’t issue their own immigration visas, they also should not be able to criminalize illegal immigration. He said Mr. Obama should call the governor and tell her to veto the law, and said the president could deny funds to the state as punishment if the law goes into effect.
An administration official said the White House is reviewing the Arizona bill.
The Arizona legislature just passed the country’s most retrogressive, mean-spirited, and useless anti-immigrant law [SB 1070, awaiting the expected signature of Gov. Jan Brewer]. The tragedy of the law is its totally flawed reasoning: that immigrants come to our country to rob, plunder, and consume public resources. That is not only false, the premise is nonsense.
What led the Arizona legislature to pass such a law is so obvious to all of us who have been working for federal comprehensive immigration reform: the present immigration system is completely incapable of balancing our nation’s need for labor and the supply of that labor. We have built a huge wall along our southern border, and have posted in effect two signs next to each other. One reads, "No Trespassing," and the other reads "Help Wanted." The ill-conceived Arizona law does nothing to balance our labor needs.
The law is wrongly assuming that Arizona residents, including local law enforcement personnel, will now shift their total attention to guessing which Latino-looking or foreign-looking person may or may not have proper documents. That’s also nonsense. American people are fair-minded and respectful. I can’t imagine Arizonans now reverting to German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques whereby people are required to turn one another in to the authorities on any suspicion of documentation. Are children supposed to call 911 because one parent does not have proper papers? Are family members and neighbors now supposed to spy on one another, create total distrust across neighborhoods and communities, and report people because of suspicions based upon appearance?
Various cities and states have tried such abhorrent tactics over the decades with absolutely no positive effect. Such laws have all been struck down by courts or repealed by wise citizens. Sadly, such laws lead to a new round of immigrant-bashing–usually in times of economic downturn.
Our highest priority today is to bring calm and reasoning to discussions about our immigrant brothers and sisters. We are a nation of immigrants, and their commitment and skills have created the finest country in the world. Let’s not allow fearful and ill-informed rhetoric to shape public policy. Let’s put a human face on our immigrant friends, and let’s listen to their stories and their desires to improve their own lives and the good of the nation.
Almost all of our immigrant families are "mixed," that is, some members have legal documents to be here and some members do not. Asking ordinary Americans and over-worked law enforcement officers to hunt down people of suspicious legal documentation is ludicrous and ineffective.
Let’s direct our energies where they need to be focused: passing a federal comprehensive immigration law which is forward-looking and which will help balance our need for adequate labor forces in the coming years. The Census Bureau reports that every day a minimum of 10,000 baby boomers retire. How are we going to provide the labor pool to fill all of these jobs in the coming years?
Our nation has no plan for our future labor needs. None.
As our economy begins to grow again, and as goods and services need to be provided and moved around the country, the need for motivated and eager employees will be of highest priority. Let’s put our focus on people and our future together, not on retrogressive tactics which have never worked before in our country’s history.
I have met so many of our immigrant families and I am in awe at their love for our country, their care and concern for their children, and their resourcefulness in helping to improve our communities, our way of life, and our economic future.
THEY HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT!
WASHINGTON — Two senators said Tuesday it’s time to consider ending a contract for a "virtual fence" along the U.S.-Mexico border, contending it doesn’t stop illegal immigration.
Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., even suggested an old-fashioned, real fence may work better than the electronic one designed by Boeing Co.
"We’re counting on you to give us a direct assessment and take action to either terminate the contract or take from it what may work," Lieberman told Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin.
Lieberman, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said at a hearing on border security: "The best answer to this continuing crisis and continued flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S. is to go back to the old-style fences, double- and triple-tiered, and layered."
Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., asked Bersin whether the contract could be canceled. Bersin said he was not able to render a judgment on a legal issue.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in March that she was halting funding to expand the virtual fence that originally was supposed to monitor most of the 2,000-mile southern U.S. border by 2011. It now covers only a portion of Arizona’s boundary with Mexico.
The virtual fence is a network of cameras, ground sensors and radars designed to let a small number of dispatchers watch the border on a computer monitor, zoom in with cameras to see people crossing, and decide whether to send Border Patrol agents to the scene.
The fence was part of President George W. Bush’s security plan.
Bersin said that the contractor has been unable to integrate the system to allow central monitoring of the border.
"In the near term, the secretary (Napolitano) concluded the wholesale integration is not a goal that is practicable or would produce the kind of results we want to see," Bersin said.
After the shooting death of a rancher, Republican Sens. Jon Kyl and John McCain of Arizona asked Monday for National Guard troops to be deployed along Arizona’s border.
The request for 3,000 troops was part of a 10-point plan that includes hiring 3,000 more Customs and Border Protection agents for Arizona, building new fences and increasing aerial surveillance.
Yes! It’s finally time to answer Martin O’Malley over in Government House. Annapolis won’t be the same when we’re through with ‘em! It’s time for us to kick our campaign into action!
And there’s a really easy way for you all to help us do that.
Just re-post this link on your Facebook wall:
That’s a link to my Media Release about my upcoming Kickoff Fundraiser–the one you are all invited to. See, the more people re-post that link, the higher it shows up on search engines like Google and Yahoo when people search for my name on them.
That’s important, because it helps keep gossip and rumors they make up in Annapolis about me out of the top hits on Google and Yahoo, and makes sure the real news we want to get out does make it out.
So all I need is one favor: repost the link (http://pitch.pe/59362) to my Kickoff Fundraiser’s Media Release, and that’ll help change the way we do politics in Maryland.
Thanks, and I’ll be talking to you soon.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
6:00pm – 8:00pm
The Office of Nexion Health
6937 Warfield Road
Senate Minority Whip Nancy Jacobs
Cordially invite you to an evening reception with the Maryland Senate Republican Slate featuring Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.
Ticket prices and sponsorship information coming soon.