Reader SMR wrote in last week in response to this post: To the Magnificent GorTechie: Those who strive to obtain the good graces of a robot are accustomed to come before him with such things as they hold most precious, …Continue reading →
Looks more like a pop-tart. Senator Mikulski and Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland have submitted legislation to their respective houses of Congress today to have Idaho’s statehood rescinded as its shape is reminiscent of a gun and therefore has no …Continue reading →
GorT received an update from MC 900 Ft. Meteorologist regarding a wrinkle that local DC customers of Pepco and BGE will experience in their next bill: Bill Stabilization Adjustment. Gort, More Maryland craziness: http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/212306/189/Pepco–BGE-Allowed-To-Bill-Customers-For-Lost-Outage-Revenue- WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) Some of you …Continue reading →
Many of us here in the DC area are dealing with frustrating power outages. GorT lost power when the “derecho” storm hit late Friday night, regained power late the next evening only to lose it again Sunday afternoon (after partially …Continue reading →
Following up from this post, the Maryland budget has cleared the state senate and advanced in the House set for a final vote today, we have some choice reactions from some of the state’s democrats: First up is Delegate Benjamin …Continue reading →
Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) and the democrat controlled Maryland legislature passed a budget package last night in a special session. It will raise state taxes on residents earning more than $100,000. Forty percent of the increase would be carried by …Continue reading →
Maryland, home to GorT and the adolescent home for two other Gormogons, is a very blue state. Since the inception of a governorship of the state in 1777 with Thomas Johnson, the state has had 29 democrat governors and only …Continue reading →
I think a potential difference, in general, between liberals and conservatives, particularly with regards to the fiscal aspects of government-led programs, is the scope of impact analysis. I tend to believe that liberals remain short-sighted on most of these and …Continue reading →
ME writes in. Your Dreaded Czarness, As a current resident of Germantown (though hopefully a temporary one until I return to badlands of Arizona), I beg your permission to embark on a quest to look for the spot at where …Continue reading →
I’m sure The Czar and The Mandarin have thoughts about this, but I thought (h/t GorT, Sr.) I’d put this tidbit on the table for consideration. From the Dow Jones news service: Illinois gained nationwide notoriety in January when Governor …Continue reading →
’Puter’s quite the ladies’ man, even if he usually drags them off like a robot in a ’50s B-movie. Still, he has feelings, and doubtless he’s crushed to learn that his prom date* was two-timing him with Matt Labash. So …Continue reading →
A young girl with Down Syndrome has her feelings hurt at school because kids use “retarded” as a synonym for “stupid.” What’s the solution? You guessed it: pass a law. Don’t talk to the offending kids. Don’t try to, you …Continue reading →
First Maryland, now Nueva Jork. As noted in today’s Wall Street Journal, states are lining up to increase revenue by sticking it to the rich. However, the states ignore ample evidence that capital (and the owners thereof) is mobile, and …Continue reading →
Problem: After running a budget surplus under a republican governor, the democrat governor (and the democrat-dominated state legislature) run the state of Maryland (to which a number of the Gormogons have close ties, if that hasn’t been apparent) into a …Continue reading →
I just can’t believe Ghettoputer didn’t entitle this post “The despot’s heel is on thy shore!” (Of course the despot in question was, at the time, Abe Lincoln. I guess that makes James Ryder Randall an early paleocon…) Best state …Continue reading →
Maryland comprises a small portion of the Greater D.C. Metroplex, and yet is responsible for a surprising amount of the area’s political stupidity, which is really saying something, as the fine political sages running the District of Columbia are among …Continue reading →
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