Get Out & About: Catonsville’s Turkey Bowl 2010

A good friend to the PVRC and local small business owner, Debbie Welsh, has put together a rather fabulous event going on this Sunday.  The first annual Catonsville Turkey Bowl is bound to become a local tradition.  Part of spreading the conservative message requires us to be involved in our communities, to be ever present across our district.  We can’t just show up every four years and expect people to jump on board with our candidates.  I invite you to start branching out beyond PVRC events, beyond Republican events, and build relationships with the citizens of District 12A.  This is our home after all.

This Sunday, December 5 at 10 am at the Hillcrest Elementary ball fields, join Debbie and other locals for a little flag football, food, fun, and a super cool T-shirt.  The cost is $12 and you get it all.  Seriously, most of you would spend more on breakfast and with this you get a shirt too.  Oh and let’s not forget the opportunity to work off some of those inches added to our waistlines over a certain turkey holiday.

Here is how Debbie described the event: “A nice fun, friendly game of flag football and as the kids mature maybe regular football!  Have adorable tees and we will be cooking breakfast around 930 at Catonsville Elementary.  Eggs, sausage, fruit and muffins. Mini tailgate any everyone can get ready for the Pitt game that night.  Cost is $12 only for the kids who play football and get a teeshirt and the rest will cover food for everyone. IT IS NOT $12 A PERSON. JUST WANT TO GET COST BACK FOR TEES AND SOME FOOD.  WE WILL HAVE A BATCH OF BLOODY MARYS, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.  PLEASE RSVP ASAP, SO I CAN GET IDEA OF TEES AND FOOD!!!! HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE, EVEN IF YOUR CHILD DOESN’T WANT TO PLAY FOOTBALL JUST COME AND HANG OUT A LITTLE BREAK BEFORE THE CRAZY HOLIDAY RUSH STARTS!!”

So come on out and help us support our friend and the community. RSVP to Debbie, welshcatonsville@aol.com,  ASAP if you wish to participate.

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What about “Young Americans for Freedom”?

It’s no secret that the state of Maryland is the deepest of blues as far as political parties are concerned. For this reason, it is nearly impossible to have any red candidates elected in the metropolitan area and surrounding, which is where 2/3rds of the state’s population is located.

That is why there is such a need for the strong presence of Young Americans for Freedom within this state, particularly on college campuses. There is a certain stigma associated with the name “Republican,” causing people to turn away from it regardless of principle. Recently, this political party has lost its clout nationally, largely due to the fact that citizens in Maryland are unaware of what Republicans – or conservatives, libertarians, etc. – really stand for.

Young Americans for Freedom helps bridge this large gap while helping young people understand what they really believe. YAF’s mission is to instill in young people all over the nation the values and principles on which this nation was founded while keeping it fun and interesting. It helps to remove the focus from the two-party divide to focus on the principles that drive our decisions.

Several notable figures are involved in the founding of Young Americans for Freedom, including Barry Goldwater, Republican nominee for president in 1964, and one of the greatest and most successful conservative presidents in United States history, Ronald Reagan. These brilliant, conservative men were at the forefront of YAF, which would not be what it is today if not for them.

Currently, UMBC is working with Maryland YAF in starting our own branch in the near future. Myself along with several students, with the support of the UMBC College Republicans leadership are looking into starting our own chapter in an effort to create a larger presence of like-minded individuals who may not realize they are like-minded but really don’t want to associate with a party.

I am personally so excited to be working with this organization. Youth in Maryland will now have an outlet from which they can gather information on issues in such a way that does not have a political party attached to it. I cannot wait to see how YAF grows in this state, and what it will do to the grassroots conservative movement among college students and young professionals!

For any of you who are interested in learning more about this amazing organization can go to their website: www.yaf.com. There is also going to be a State Meeting for the Maryland YAF branch this Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 1pm at the Stained Glass Pub next to the Glenmont metro in Silver Spring. Please come if you want to learn more about how Young Americans for Freedom is looking to grow within Maryland.

It’s a Little Quiet in Here

We know that the last couple of weeks have been a bit on the quiet side.  After the explosion in Prince George’s county, it seemed the wave would never end.  But alas, it did.  Although there are always new developments in politics, even on the hyper-local level, lately it seems that all there is to talk about is the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee.  Since we’re not really in the business of tearing apart our own party and given the fact that many of your frequent bloggers are intricately tied to the committee, it just didn’t make sense for us to be furthering the circus-like banter.  And you all know how hard it is for me to turn down an opportunity to be feisty.

Hopefully everything will die down soon and we can get back to our regularly scheduled programming.   In the meantime, bear with us.  Eventually we’ll be able to talk about the events of the past weeks with a giggle and a slight hint of sarcasm, but for now the emotions are raw and tensions and high.  Let’s not fuel any fires today today, except those in our fireplaces of course.

Speaking of weather, I hope you’re all enjoying the change to my wintry like conditions.  I don’t know about you, but it would sure be nice to have a white Christmas this year, not a blizzard, or a burial…just a sweet, light layer of fluffy snow.  And on that note, good day folks.

Special Message from HSM; Show support for an American Small Businessman…

HELP SAVE MARYLAND PRESS RELEASE

Date: November 29, 2010

Contact: Brad Botwin, Director

240-447-1884, bb67chev@aol.com

Help Save Maryland Asks Governor O’Malley to Drop Charges Against Baltimore County Man Accused of Making "Threat"

ROCKVILLE MD – Help Save Maryland (HSM) asks Governor Martin O’Malley to drop charges against Walter Abbott, a Baltimore County man whose drywall business has been ruined by unfair competition from illegal aliens. The loss of his livelihood and home led Abbott to send an angry e-mail to Governor O’Malley on March 19, 2008. Abbott was subsequently arrested, held on $2 million bail and accused of threatening to "strangle" a public official.

"In no way does Help Save Maryland condone the use of threats and improper language," says Brad Botwin, HSM Director "But Mr. Abbott was understandably frustrated by the way unlicensed subcontractors hiring illegal aliens are allowed to undercut legitimate businesses in Maryland every day. State officials knowingly turn a blind eye to these labor and tax law violations. The fact that Mr. Abbott included his full name, address and phone number in his e-mail proves he was simply venting."

Mr. Abbott lost his first trial, but successfully appealed and is now scheduled for retrial on December 8, in the Circuit Court of Baltimore County, Towson.

Mr. Abbott and his entire family have suffered substantially, both financially and psychologically, for over 2 years. The State of Maryland should drop the charges against him immediately. To retry Abbott is a waste of Maryland’s resources, and makes Governor O’Malley look mean-spirited and petty.

"Instead, Governor O’Malley should take Mr. Abbott out for a ‘beer summit’ and listen to his story of the pain and suffering Maryland’s sanctuary status for illegal aliens or "New Americans" in O’Malley vernacular, is causing working-class citizens."

Help Save Maryland is a grass-roots, multi-ethnic, non-partisan, 501 (c) 3 volunteer citizens’ organization opposed to the use of tax dollars on programs and services for illegal aliens in Maryland. It has members in 23 counties plus Baltimore City.

For more information, visit www.HelpSaveMaryland.com

Get Involved: AFP December Meeting

Yes, the election is over, but that doesn’t mean you get to drop of the face of the earth for three years.  That goes for you too, Mr. Hooe.   We have to stay fresh, educated and involved.  If you’re free on December 2, or even if you have to reschedule dinner with your Aunt Gertrude, I’d highly reccommend the trek up to Towson for this AFP Meeting.  The topic of discussion will be redistricting.  This is a huge threat state and countywide for conservatives.  As if the state isn’t blue enough, right?  Greedy, power hungry douchebags.

And if you are going, let me know.  I’d love to have someone take some notes and pictures so we can report about it here on the blog.  Unfortunately I have plans that night, so yes, I’m trying to con one of your avid readers into doing my dirty work.  Sue me.  Hey, I’d give full credit to my source.  I’m not that kind of girl, peeps.

Regardless of whether you’re willing to be my eyes and ears, just go.  The AFP are a driving force for conservatives in Maryland.

 

December Meeting

Americans for Prosperity Baltimore County

DATE: December 2nd

TIME: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

LOCATION: Towson Library

320 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21204-5179

We will be discussing re-districting!!!!

~What Maryland Congressional Districts may look like after the Governor finishes carving~

The Picture of One Party Rule!

Also; the new look of the Baltimore County Council, and our strategy of how we will inform them that we have the flame and we will be holding it to their feet. It’s time to push for full reform of the pension system and term limits. Join Us !!!

Newt on Sarah and not in the way you’re thinking.

Say what you will about Palin, but I heart Newt.  Enough said!

TSA Scanners: Problem Solved!

SHARED WITH ME VIA EMAIL:

Here’s the solution to all the controversy over full-body scanners at the airports:

Have a booth that you can step into that will not x-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on your body.

It would be a win-win for everyone, and there would be none of this crap about racial profiling.

This method would eliminate a long and expensive trial. Justice would be quick and swift.

This is so simple that it’s brilliant. I can see it now. You’re in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion.

Shortly thereafter an announcement comes over the PA system:

“Attention standby passengers. We now have a seat available on flight number 4665 “.

“Paging maintenance. Shop Vac needed in booth number 4”.