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Governor Martin O'Malley is meeting with faith-based groups to come up with solutions for sheltering immigrant children.
Jay July 22, 2014 at 12:11 pm
This is the Obama by design plan. And where is he today? Oh, another fund raiser as the worldRead More burns with his idiotic foreign policies at work!
Mark July 22, 2014 at 01:09 pm
If the posters on here actually knew how many more fundraisers, vacations and side trips that BushRead More took, you'd probably STFU. But you won't, because that is what Fox, Rush and Ted told you to do.
ABell July 22, 2014 at 01:43 pm
So sick of politicians using anything and everything to get them noticed. We should not even beRead More talking about this and would not be if our borders were as protected as the American people are made to believe. Our country is in great need, perhaps that 1% haven't noticed but children in this country go to bed every night hungry and homeless. I am sorry that these immigrant children are suffering in their country but until we take care of our own, I fail to see the rationale in taking on someone else's problems. We are fast becoming a country full of opportunists and let's not even get into how DUMB we are. Very sad....
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families is overseeing the care and housing for immigrant minors at a recruit housing and training facility on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Air Force News Service
Good Grief Y'all July 22, 2014 at 10:09 am
If anyone posting here is truly interested in a solution, tell Congress to fund the fix required byRead More its 2002/2008 law. Then tell them to vote on immigration reform - wipe out ineffective laws and enact what will stop the influx of all illegals at all of our borders and prevent future such crises. Trash talk and personal insults/attacks don't accomplish any good.
amark July 22, 2014 at 11:27 am
How about the guy featured in this CBS news story. I guess he's a racist too huh?Read More http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/texas-residents-fed-up-with-surge-of-illegal-immigrants/
stephen m george jr mpa July 22, 2014 at 04:12 pm
"There is time to pray ...A time to preach ..And a time to fight" ...ATTENTION ALLRead More CITIZENS ...TO ARMS ... EVERY THIRD MAN, STRENGTHEN THE SOUTHERN WALL ... WE HAVE INTRUDERS IN THE WIRE ...BLOW THE FOO GAS!
The Baltimore Regional Benefit Office within the Veterans Affairs system appears to have a privacy breach. File|Patch
Jim Starowicz July 16, 2014 at 07:48 am
Veterans Bill STILL In Negotiations? Miller in the House Burr in the Senate lead, once again, inRead More that Obstruction!! 'Congress {Conservatives in Both House's, DeJa-Vu!!} Scrambling to Lower Cost of Bill to Fix Veterans' Health Care' “Why in 2009 were we still using paper?” VA Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers “When we came in, there was no plan to change that; we’ve been operating on a six month wait for over a decade.” 27 March 2013 They got the Gen. "Mission Accomplished" problems solved!!! What the f**k is there to 'negotiate'? You tell those you represent, them Poser Patriots, it's way past time they Sacrifice, these present wars are yet paid for! You demand they stop ignoring the many issues Veterans come back from those, flag waving patriotic, wars continue fighting for care for, decades now! You stop throwing millions at studies to get the results you already know will come back from and those served want! You stop supporting those that make comfortable livings writing and speaking what you want to hear that the issues don't exist! The proof is right in front of you and you represent them as well, after they've served! “We’re not going to get into a squabble about whether you cut back on education or food stamps in order to fund the needs of veterans,” said Sanders. “That is the debate that shut down the government. That is not a way that we treat our veterans. 'House, Senate In Talks On Veterans Bill' "If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too" "not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013 Jul. 7, 2014 - 'Congress has little time to finalize VA, defense bills' The new Veterans Affairs Department reform bill, the annual defense appropriation bill, the annual defense authorization bill, and funding for military construction and VA operations for fiscal 2015 are all on lawmakers’ immediate to-do list — in between more briefings on the situation in Iraq and other overseas threats. 'Fixing the VA will be a daunting task' It went well beyond 'daunting' decades back! As the Country served continues to not demand they Sacrifice especially as to the flag waving 'patriotic' wars the few are sent into! Those served quickly ignore the many costly issues related to those wars and are long lasting results from! The Shinseki VA, with help from this entire Executive Branch, finally started addressing these long ignored issues while addressing the needs of the present, two long wars, Veterans ignored during the previous Administrations especially the just previous, they don't make the budgets needed Congress does and they serve the greater 99%, flag waving, public served! Sen. Bernie Sanders told Conservatives: “If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, than don’t go war. These people are bearing the brunt of what war is about, We have a moral obligation to support them.” February, 26th, 2014 We who've served, those serving and will continue doing so, don't served the private sector corporation, they now have their own extremely expensive merc army, that's even part of intelligence gathering community, that they don't pay for we do. We serve the Country and it's Constitution, the whole Country, who's responsibility is the Veterans Administration agency! 'Congress May Spend More On The Benghazi Panel Than On The Veterans Affairs Committee' Keep in mind all that's already been spent on the many House Benghazi kangaroo hearings!! USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**
Jim Starowicz July 16, 2014 at 07:48 am
And Who Says Politics Doesn't Play From Within the Agencies to the Branches Especially to theRead More Legislative to keep the costs, or create costly 'scandals', way down in the VA. Oh and they got Bonuses too!! While, once again and for decades, nothing was done by Congress to help the VA but the usual, underfunding or seeking cuts to the budgets and especially nothing by the conservative controlled congresses under the bushco, just as they, countries Poser Patriots and the Media, wanted while waging two long wars!! Prior too this present Executive and Veterans administrations: October 23, 2008 - And now VA investigators are trying to figure out if this one-time survey points to the likelihood that documents have been improperly destroyed for months or even years. "Whatever this problem is, it didn't just start in the last two weeks," said Dave Autry, a spokesman for Disabled American Veterans. "It'd be unreasonable to assume that. Who knows what's been destroyed." The documents, which didn't have duplicates at the VA, would have been critical in deciding veteran pension and disability claims. As a result, many veterans are asking whether their delayed or denied claims were affected by lost paperwork. read more>>> Oct 16, 2008 - VA claims found in piles to be shredded October 24, 2008 - House panel will target VA shredding February 11, 2009 - Veterans' Claims Found in Shredder Bins ProPublica and The Seattle Times Nov. 9, 2012 - Lost to History: Missing War Records Complicate Benefit Claims by Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans "DeLara's case is part of a much larger problem that has plagued the U.S. military since the 1990 Gulf War: a failure to create and maintain the types of field records that have documented American conflicts since the Revolutionary War." Army Says War Records Gap Is Real, Launches Recovery Effort The War On Military Records 12/10/2013 - The era of big data has arrived on the battlefield and we need to find new ways to deal with it. USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**
jkilmon July 16, 2014 at 01:35 pm
The current "don't do anything because we hate a black president" congress loves to screamRead More "Obama did it" concerning the problems with the VA. These are the bills that the Republicans voted down or blocked in this congress: The Veterans Care Act Wounded Veteran Job Security Act Veterans Retraining Act Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Disabled Veterans Home Improvement Act Veteran Business Center Act and also additional funding for the VA to handle the increased number of wounded.
President Obama was seen golfing at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. Credit: Photo taken by Potomac resident and posted on Montgomery County Media
amark July 16, 2014 at 12:22 pm
If I was playing and hit a ball toward him I would not yell fore.
Chris July 17, 2014 at 07:59 am
Freckles, that was from 2011. And it was Factcheck who has never provided an unfavorable report onRead More Obama. Find something recent.
jnrentz1 July 18, 2014 at 09:08 am
An illegal alien, mulatto, and muslim walk into a bar. The bar tender looks at him and says, helloRead More Mr. President, how may I serve you?
The former Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs employee pleaded guilty to swindling the state out of more than $1 million.
Wm Thomas Capps July 14, 2014 at 11:04 pm
How fricken nice and those who are real honest claims have to wait years. I wonder how big thisRead More racket is....
David Lari July 15, 2014 at 05:58 am
Lets hear from another Dave Clark on the subject of eluding the law.Read More http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJYgNqOFBLk
KidsAndCars.org. (Source: Facebook)
Raconteur July 15, 2014 at 07:31 am
No, we don't have enough laws for the nanny state to control us. Nor do we have enough laws to holdRead More people responsible for criminal negligence. Yes, we need another stupid law for the nanny state to control us, because we are too liberal to control ourselves.
Octo Slash July 15, 2014 at 08:22 am
In the US, 2010, the following causes of death occurred among children: Motor Vehicle 4,419...Read More Drowning 1,027... Fire/Burn 365... Poisoning 838... Suffocation/Strangulation 1,176... Firearm 134... Last year, more than 200 kids from age 5-14 drowned, and that happened only between Memorial Day and Labor Day. - We're talking about 30 kids per year dying in hot cars, and groups are petitioning the government for funding (naturally), etc. Get a grip folks. Outlaw bee stings and electric hair dryers before you go begging the nanny state to take more control over your life.
Lorna D. Rudnikas July 16, 2014 at 09:55 am
How about enforcement of laws already on the books that force folks to take responsibility for theirRead More actions....looking at negligence vs clear cut murder!!
The back of the former U.S. Army Reserve facility in Westminster. (Credit: WBAL TV screenshot)
Lorna D. Rudnikas July 15, 2014 at 05:24 am
Remmy...it works well for those who want everything, do nothing, give nothing, like being rewardedRead More for absolutely nothing and are ready, willing and quite able to share name calling...in fact, are quite excellent at it just like back in the school yard days (speaking of education or lack there of).
James Ray July 15, 2014 at 08:45 am
Hilarious....the nerve of you uneducated, bigoted Teabaggers!! Do you need me to copy and paste theRead More definition of Socialism for you or are you too worthless to look it up yourself? I will not waste a minute of my time trying to educate pathetic, ignorant trash like yourselves who think of people who are not like you as less than you. The ironic thing is most of you on here talking about how everyone is a TAKER and doesn't want to work for anything are probably obese and on disability and simply projecting onto others their own insecurities about being worthless and washed up. Remmy and all the rest of the xenophobic trash on here talking about children like they are rabid animals are nothing but pathetic, racist, bitter scumbags and I nor anyone with half a brain would waste a minute trying to teach her something a 12 year old should know. How is it that in 2014 we still have grown adult people as uninformed and blatantly stupid as Remmy? Can someone please explain to me how in Gods green earth SHE THINKS ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS BROUGHT FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE TO THIS COUNTRY?!?!?! She cannot be this dumb someone please help me understand?!?
George Peterson July 15, 2014 at 09:46 am
Here's one for you from the grapevine. The Catholic charities is alleged to be in contact with theRead More Feds to house illegal children in the Timonimum area!!
Former U.S. Army Reserve site in Westminster. (Credit: WBAL screenshot)
Thomas Crandall July 14, 2014 at 10:02 am
I was passing by the former Army Reserve facility on Malcolm Drive this Sunday morning and to myRead More utter surprise and disappointment someone had spray painted wording that we in Carroll County would not allow illegal immigrants to be housed Carroll County. First the person that did this in violation of Federal law by defacing federal property. This truly shows the ignorance and disrespect when it comes to obeying laws. The children are not being settled here, but would be housed in a safe place till they get their legal hearing which has been promised by a law written under the administration of George Walker Bush when he was president of these United States. Where is the true Christian, and humanitarian in Carroll County. Do we have such disrespect for humanitarian relief that we allow people to deface and break the law to prevent people from getting their do? We as citizens of the is county, and country need to sit back and realize that we live in a very diverse and prosperous country and can well afford to help these children till a solution is found to safely return them to their parents in Central America.
Anna July 14, 2014 at 10:21 am
Does anyone in this administration know the meaning of a return bus ticket? What sort ofRead More irresponsible parent sends their kid off to summer camp USA? We cannot become the world's baby sitters. Then we would be taking kids from all corners of the world where there is trouble at home. We must improve life for our own needy children.
Abby Chambers July 14, 2014 at 11:47 am
Why do we not take the children back to the embassy where they are from and allow the countries toRead More deal with the situation? Why does this become our problem? What is this going to cost the American people? Yes I sympathize with the issues in these countries so lets give them a helping hand to make it a better country where you do not have to send your child away to survive. We need to use bans for places that don't support personal rights.
Some residents are concerned about the possible redevelopment/rezoning of Bethesda Fire Station 6. File|Patch
Brigitta Mullican July 8, 2014 at 08:53 am
How do the neighbors feel about the noise the Fire Station makes now? Bet the people who will moveRead More into the apartments are not going to be concerned. For one who lives next to the CSX railroad I know we might not like the noise but we tolerate it. After all, we do need the rail and Metro. Life is full of compromises.
jag July 8, 2014 at 11:28 am
Fire station: tons of noise Apartment building: zero noise Chevy Chase already has poor trafficRead More because of housing sprawl up-county, yet they're suggesting pushing even more of the growth up-county instead of having it inside the beltway. It's like groundhogs day with these fools; NIMBYs trying to repeat the mistakes of previous NIMBYs.
New Georgia law tickets slow drivers getting in the way of faster cars. What do you think?
Jessie Grey July 6, 2014 at 10:34 am
This sounds like implies consent to speed - so if they do this legally they will not be able toRead More ticket for speeding.
Buck Harmon July 6, 2014 at 03:22 pm
This situation can not be improved upon by cops or laws...the push to enforce will fade away as fastRead More as it came about...another squeaky wheel will get the oil soon enough.We human beings are selfish, slow learners and it will take much more than perceived law enforcement to make a difference.
Paul Burkhardt July 6, 2014 at 06:54 pm
I'll tell you there ain't nothing that pisses me off more then the game of Harley riders in the fastRead More lane doing 50 mph. Blocking and impeding traffic and the cops just ride on by.
A new Georgia law allows districts to build policies for guns in hands of school staff. Schools aren't biting. What do you think? Patch file.
Brent Seeger July 1, 2014 at 02:56 pm
Its a great idea. They root out communists and subversives and fifth columnists and Obama supportersRead More and run them out of town with the rest of the illegals.
Drewboo July 1, 2014 at 03:30 pm
Who said anything about a woman? You are obviously trying to start crap lol. Nice try though.Read More Newsflash - we have male teachers and male nurses in 2014... back to what you said about an armed citizen not being able to pull the trigger - my thoughts exactly. A kid is shooting up the school and an armed citizen just might not be able to look at the child and shoot them. Our society doesnt look at children as target practice, so when presented with a child with a gun, I dont buy that the average citizen would shoot a child. So what I get from this back and forth is that you folks have opinions that go back and forth however you like to make a point and then you also like to start crap either that or you cant read. Teachers who cant read.... interesting.
Tonnia Cousins Blount July 16, 2014 at 10:57 am
Omg!!!!!!!
Heroin-related fatalities are on the rise in Maryland, recent report shows. (Credit: Getty Images)
Stephanie June 28, 2014 at 06:13 pm
Fentanyl is not prescribed after surgery unless you have been on narcotics for a long while. WhileRead More this appears to be a problem on the streets, it has made those that need prescriptions to function nearly impossible and they are labeled/scrutinized. Someone that can appease both scenarios and has legitimate knowledge should be appointed to this "diversion control" effort. It is impossible to do right thing for everyone. If someone dies from a heroin overdose, so be it. It was their decision to use it in the first place.
Sally Adams July 21, 2014 at 11:07 pm
I agree with Stephanie completely. People whose bodies are destroyed from years of over exertion andRead More need these medicines are looked down on just as poorly as those who are knodding out in the Drs office and have NO business being there to begin with. Those who choose to misuse and abuse pain medicine willfully make that choice and then blaim the Drs as if they were the ones who said take 10 a day instead of the 3 your supposed to. I have NO pitty for the selfish, thieving liars who overdoes as a byproduct of their decisions to wreck as many lives as possible. On their path of evil and destruction. Let them die all they are doing is causing more harm by bringing them back.
James Siegal (center) congratulates Rockville City Council and Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton for the city's work in expanding play opportunities for kids and families. Credit: KaBOOM!
H Urquilla June 26, 2014 at 08:11 am
Wow! This is fantastic! Now, how about if we put as much effort into synchronizing the trafficRead More signals so traffic can actually get out of the city, instead of hitting a green light, then arriving to the the next traffic just in time for it to turn red? You can rinse and repeat the procedure above until after you have left the city of rockville. Even the District of Columbia is able to manage traffic better than Rockville. That's just shameful!
Baltimore VA Medical Center. Credit: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Website
vietnam vet June 24, 2014 at 03:52 pm
The simple fact is Nothing will be done. it's only a veteran
Rick C Johnson June 24, 2014 at 07:07 pm
As a vet who was diagnosed with lung cancer associated with "agent orange" I wasRead More originally awarded future medical care but "Zero" disability because "Our records show you have already had half of your lung removed, and after it was shown to have spread to your lymph nodes your non-va doctors completed 4rounds of chemotherapy. The VA found that all this completed I was again 100% healthy. After 5 years and several appeals and several hundred pages of medical records later I am now rated at 80%. I can't begin to explain the long term physical effects of my treatment. But the hundreds of pages of medical records could. Again, the mental stress of 5 ++ years of fighting and continued denials and appeals HSS left me exhausted. It is no wonder the benefit caseload is so backed up. Their first course is ALWAYS to deny benefits. Resulting in appeals and further backlogs. Are there bonuses for denying benefits????
Steve D June 25, 2014 at 07:55 am
Yes, similar here to. I filled out my application 5 years ago, went through some business aboutRead More transferring my medical records from storage, that took 6 months, been waiting 4.5 years for my initial interview. I was told to get help from vfw and other folks to help get it through va, they didn't return my calls. After exposure to "special weapons" contents during desert storm I have a neurological issue, diabetes and am basically rotting from the inside out. I gave up on VA after a few years. I apparently have a couple presumptive conditions.
Politicians made concessions to casino operators with the introduction of table games and a sixth casino. (Credit: Elizabeth Janney)
Dean Smith June 23, 2014 at 01:02 pm
For some reason, I could see clearly that information from this article was going to occur. I basedRead More it on how funds from the Maryland lottery were handled (i.e. the same which are occurring now with the casinos) and other areas (such as Las Vegas and Atlantic City) whose area casinos haven’t been a benefit. Peter Franchot has mentioned for years about the negative aspects of gambling but hardly no one listened. The majority of Maryland citizens brought the idea that casino revenue would help horse racing and education. Even the casino companies and leaders of this current legislature sold a bill of goods that casinos revenue would help lower taxes. I don’t think an administration could do a worst job in handling the casino operations in Maryland as this one currently in office.
steven bradley June 23, 2014 at 01:53 pm
This is par for the course with this administration. Remember way back a couple years ago when aRead More trip through the tunnel was $1. That made it 2 dollars a day to go back and forth. Now it's $8. What happened to the transportation trust fund right before we started hearing the bridges and roads are falling apart and we need to raise fees to fix them?
Kevin Francis Marron June 23, 2014 at 02:07 pm
Vote Tuesday July 24th to finally end the OWE 'Malley Kamenetz team. Kamenetz runs TV ads usesRead More teachers from four years ago to make you think he has Sun endorsement he got in 2010.Sun knows of his $2.1 million dollar common core coverup.It was Liz Bowie that exposed it april 26th to late for teachers,students,parents&even union.He fired Vendor (Edcount)before school year began and paid them $2.1 million dollars to stay silent.That was significant clause in severance termination.No one was to know they were terminated.Teachers &Union told they could change to Baltimore program never told they didn't have one.YES Baltimore County was only District this happened in.Wonder why we had the HIGHEST number of teachers retiring in state?They had NO help,no where to turn.Financial experts agree on his Running finest county why aren't they listed? Because listing David Brown,Vanguard & caves Valley Partners who are experts supporting him of course they've made millions off him. That TV ad alone should cause him to go. Remember MY job to talk,Your job to listen? Well that is his job the way DEVELOPERS see it.How about you the voters? Send administration of arrogance,bullying an intimidation a message. Vote 'The Other Kevin" Kevin Francis Marron Baltimore County Executive. Do you really have to be treated the way you have the last four?? If you want to end the scandalous state .Start in YOUR county.The county you save may be your Own! authAnOtherKevinF.MarronforBaltimore County KTNMarrontreas
Alan Gross of Bethesda. File|Patch
matt dougherty June 21, 2014 at 09:16 am
THIS GUY IS A REAL ASSHOLE
Patrick Carter June 21, 2014 at 02:38 pm
We should have took over Cuba years ago and make it a US territory. We still should do this havingRead More to be concerned with a country less than 100 miles away is ubsurd.
Wm Thomas Capps July 3, 2014 at 01:14 pm
I feel bad for the guy being held in Cuba. That said this is what happens when you go to a communistRead More state. many Americans go to countries where the rule of law is backed by a dictator with a gun. It is very dumb to go to these countries as well as the middle east.
Montgomery County lawmakers announced legislation they want state lawmakers to adopt  that would further decriminalize marijuana. Credit: File|Patch
Kim Cooke June 18, 2014 at 07:11 am
Well done. I am in complete agreement.
Fran Asbeck June 18, 2014 at 07:18 am
Just in case everyone's forgotten, it was county exec. Duncan who made MJ enforcement a priority inRead More order to further overcrowd the Rockville jail, in support of his push to move the jail to Clarksburg (Boyds, actually) where it inconvenienced the courts, the prosecutors, the sheriff. So that there would be no longer a jail in Duncan's personal neighborhood. Didn't work out that way, did it Doug?
Reverend Mansfield Kaseman addressing the crowd at the protest. Credit: Charles Lee
Peggy Anne June 11, 2014 at 12:15 pm
American leaders were 100% behind a lot of dictators they created, too.
Alistaire Moore June 13, 2014 at 07:44 am
No kidding, John. Muslims pretty much want to kill the Jews, so we can leave "their" landRead More alone.
Patrick McCann June 15, 2014 at 12:45 am
What a disgusting, racist, inflammatory ad selection.
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. Credit: File|Patch
Wm Thomas Capps June 14, 2014 at 11:13 am
What make me mad is this. I was not invited!
R.U.Kidding June 15, 2014 at 10:22 pm
This state needs someone with a big set that is going to pull the plug on legislators in AnnapolisRead More and say no to any new taxes. Under the present administration, this state has been hit with more taxes and fee increase than you can shake a stick at. It's time we tried something different, a governor that reduces spending and taxing. Don't know if any of the candidates running are capable of that but I do know I won't be voting in the same sad excuse of a Lt. Governor as Governor - that's just plain stupid. Remember the gas tax and vehicle registration fees will be going up in July, another reason I have to not vote for Brown.
Bill Samuel June 16, 2014 at 09:48 pm
"Economic development" is a code word for corporate welfare. That he attends anRead More "economic development" conference in Vegas is a legitimate issue. It shows us that he is part of the legal corruption that dominates our state and the nation.
Anthony Brown. Credit: File|Patch
virginia weaver July 2, 2014 at 07:56 pm
Come on folks, get over it. You are going to find scantily clad dancers almost anywhere you go inRead More Vegas. Or Baltimore, or DC, or any other city and many, many towns in the US. Good grief, this is no different than what you see on most TV shows, even before the 10pm hour when kids are supposed to be in bed. Do your kids get to watch South Park, King of the Hill, Two & a Half Men, Modern Family, etc? And just what are they looking at on the computer? U-Tube is loaded with "scandalous" things. .
Michele July 3, 2014 at 10:36 am
"Scandalous" being the key work - that's the point!
BlueStarMom July 4, 2014 at 08:25 am
Too funny....this is news. SMH
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