October 20, 2014
Multiple parodies hit Anthony Brown over “Frederickstown” gaffe

Multiple parodies hit Anthony Brown over “Frederickstown” gaffe

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Last night, I noted Anthony Brown’s debate gaffe of referring to Frederick mistakenly as Frederickstown.

I also noted this parody set to the tune of Billy Joel’s Allentown:

Walter Olson wrote a parody as well:

[can be sung to “Nottamun Town,” made famous by Jean Ritchie, or other tunes. By Walter Olson]

SHOW ME THE WAY TO…

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October 19, 2014
Did a “stream of people” really leave Obama-Brown event early?

Did a “stream of people” really leave Obama-Brown event early?

U.S. President Obama waves as he arrives for a campaign rally for Maryland Lt. Gov. Brown at a High School in Upper Marlboro
(Photo: REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE)

Reports by Politico and Reuters indicated that people started leaving an event today for Anthony Brown as soon as President Barack Obama started speaking. A Maryland Democratic Party official pushed back and said the people leaving were in an overflow room and attacked Politico and Reuters over the report (via Twitter.) Facts from the original tweets by the…

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October 19, 2014
Anthony Brown’s Gaffe: Refers to “Frederickstown” not Frederick

Anthony Brown’s Gaffe: Refers to “Frederickstown” not Frederick

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In Saturday’s gubernatorial debate, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown contributed to the perception that he’s out of touch, especially when it comes to the western part of Maryland.

Near the end of the 10/18 debate, Brown was talking about his travels around the state and recited a number of cities, including “Frederickstown.”

As a response, the campaign of Larry Hogan changed the name of their…

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October 16, 2014
GOP candidate compares Maryland economy to Ebola

William Campbell, Republican candidate for Maryland Comptroller made the following tweet just after midnight Wednesday night:

GOP candidate compares Maryland economy to Ebola

William Campbell, Republican candidate for Maryland Comptroller made the following tweet just after midnight Wednesday night:

October 15, 2014
Endorsing a Candidate for Maryland’s Attorney General

Endorsing a Candidate for Maryland’s Attorney General

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I’m not a huge fan of making endorsements and I’ve never done one on this site before, except a tongue-in-cheek one that I later withdrew. I would only make endorsements in races I actually have the ability to vote on as well. The utility of me making an endorsement in a general election race would be limited since I’m a conservative, and most people would expect me to support Republicans…

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October 13, 2014
Columbus sought gold to fund crusade to retake Jerusalem from Muslims?

Columbus sought gold to fund crusade to retake Jerusalem from Muslims?

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A Columbia magazine interview with Carol Delaney detailed her background:

[A] cultural anthropologist and long-time professor at Stanford University, had little knowledge or interest in Columbus — that is, until she was teaching a course called “Millennial Fever” at Stanford in 1999 and came across a reference to the explorer’s apocalyptic beliefs. Delaney was intrigued and set out to research…

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October 9, 2014
Sarah Palin’s “Hoohah”

Sarah Palin’s “Hoohah”

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Sarah Palin made the above post to Facebook earlier today and as of 2 p.m. ET there has been no change. The Youtube video itself is labeled as a video of a Marine Sergeant First Class throwing out the first pitch at a Washington Nationals game. The Marine Corps doesn’t have such a rank and you can hear on the audio and it’s reported elsewhere that Brian Keaton served in the U.S. Army.

I think…

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October 8, 2014
Collins: Why I Will No Longer Sign Charleston County Marriage Licenses

Collins: Why I Will No Longer Sign Charleston County Marriage Licenses

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This originally appeared at Drew’s Views and is cross-posted here.

With the news today that Charleston County Probate Judge Irving Condon will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, I have decided that I will no longer sign marriage licenses issued by his office. Although I actually live in Berkeley County, where the authorities are not unilaterally defying the Constitution of South…

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October 3, 2014
Report: Video shows beheading of British hostage Alan Henning

Report: Video shows beheading of British hostage Alan Henning

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Associated Press/WPIX:

An Internet video purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning.

The video was released Friday night. It mirrored other beheading videos shot by the Islamic State group, which now holds territory along the border of Syria and Iraq.

The video ended with an Islamic State fighter threatening a man they identified as an American.

The…

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October 1, 2014

Tonight’s Musical Interlude, 10/1/14

Tonight’s Musical Interlude is Forgot about Dre by Dr. Dre featuring Eminem. Consider yourself warned for strong language if you choose to play it.