The National Scene-The Sunday Political Talk Show Report on 5/3/15

TWO Baltimore mayors show up on the Sunday political talk shows and neither of them made any kind of argument justifying that city’s problems. One Sunday guest DID offer a shocking suggestion to deal with the restless inner cities and let us note that THIS is what the liberals want.

This Week’s FreeRepublic Sunday Political Show Thread

FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; former Gov. Martin O’Malley, D-Md.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; NAACP President Cornell William Brooks.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Mayors Michael Nutter of Philadelphia and William Bell of Birmingham, Alabama.

This Week with George Stephanopoulos

Bernie Sanders, a self-name candidate for the Democratic presidential nominee, waxed on about his policies, the success of the Democrats….this even as major cities burn for Democratic governance.

Meet the Press-

The best Sunday political talk show this week is Meet the Press with its presentation of two Baltimore mayors, both of whom were pathetic.

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, current Baltimore Mayor, is best known now for her assertion that she allowed those who wanted to destroy to….by all means…DESTROY!

Chuck Todd asked a good question, winner of best question of the day in fact. “If CVS had not burned down, as one activist told us, those police would not have been touched, there would have been NO probably cause. Do you agree with this?”

I don’t think good old Stephanie expected this question and she did, of course, deny vigorously. I think it’s an intriguing summary of events and I’m surprised a member of the media used it. Because the elephant in the room as concerns this so-called probably cause is that Maryland’s Attorney General has no intention whatsoever of prosecuting these policemen, that the prevention of another burned pharmacy was the reason for the grandstanding. CVS was still smoldering, so to speak, when the AG announced that indictments would be coming. Come the time to do the deed CVS will be cold ashes, perhaps another one will take its place.

I LOVED GOVERNOR O’MALLEY! Man was Mayor of Baltimore for many years during my tenure in Maryland, then got elected Governor and now he wants to be President! Of course he had to hurry home and get his mug on TV; he had to deny that his governance might have not been so good what with all the ugliness out for the world to see.

Chuck Todd mentioned a Washington Post report that stated that Baltimore was the recipient of over $130 million from federal programs such as the War on Poverty. This in response to O’Malley’s assertion that money was denied the poor Baltimore residents suffering from extreme poverty which is driving up the crime rate.

Serious. He really said this!

As soon as Todd mentioned the federal money….folks call me paranoid but this has Hillary’s fingerprints all over it. For, first, how dare anybody, much less loser-burger Martin O’Malley, dare to challenge her royal self? So the Hillary people call up the WAPO, as they are known to do cause Hillary owns all the major newspapers….and drop that bit about the $130 million. Now where the hell did this number come from? This was alleged to have been given to Baltimore over a 20 year period or more so how did the WAPO pull this number out of the air?

O’Malley was, indeed, taken aback by this rejoinder from Meet the Press host Todd. He said the $130 million was but a drop in the bucket for what Baltimore needed, that no one could have fixed that city for that amount of money.

If it seems lame reading it know that it was very lame to hear.

As if Meet the Press hasn’t won enough of this famous Blogger’s awards, it was round table pundit Tom Brokaw who wins the talking point of the day.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan was being discussed and Browkaw suggested that Moynihan had the right idea with his concept of a Marshall law plan for America’s contentious big cities.

At some point this is exactly what they want, yon ladies and gems. They want a federalized police force within our big cities where the drug-addled won’t notice. In due course this national police force will come to the suburban than the rural areas of the country and before you know it, boom, we’re all under their thumbs.

Fox News Sunday

johnkasichOhio Governor John Kasich wins the best guest of the week on the Sunday political talk shows . First of all, Kasich was all dolled-up bejeesus. I took a pic from the TV set, for what it’s worth.

Kasich seems to be quite serious about seeking the Republican presidential nominee nod. He spent many seconds describing how wonderful Ohio is, how Cleveland is the goal of American cities, how he, handsome one, should be elected to lead the nation as he has done Ohio.




Political Cartoon of the Week


Face the Nation

Paul Ryan was a guest, refreshing from all the Baltimore talk. He talked about trade. It was boring. Back to the ghetto.

NAACP President Cornell Brooks also guested on this show and so, okay, different voice, same assertion. Poverty causes these civil disruptions….yada, yada.

CNN’s State of the Union

He’s currently a Representative in America’s House but I am to understand that Maryland’s Chris Van Hollen is running for the senate.

Well God Bless.

He brought nothing new to the table except calls for more money, child care, help for addicts….throwing more money at the problem.

If I may sum up for yon ladies and gems.


This is my time to wax nostalgic about Baltimore, my home town, the city of my birth, where I grew up. Indeed I spent some afternoons at the home of Nancy Pelosi, this when she was but a young adolescent, daughter of Baltimore’s Mayor. Mayor D’Alessandro needed work done on his Little Italy home and my Dad was his carpenter, also the guy who rigged up the voting machines to all Democrat during municipal elections.

I lived in Morrell Park, Broadway, Chapel Street, and worked in downtown Baltimore for over twenty years. In fact my last full time job was directly across the street from the Mondawmin mall, indeed I worked in what is about to become a nursing home. At the time it was Liberty Medical Center. Worked there five years, right around the corner from the Baltimore zoo.

Baltimore threw money at that area of town. Indeed we had one huge building that we called the “grants”. It was filled with people who’s only job was to fulfill whatever the latest and greatest grant was from Most times it was grants to help stop the horrible drug addition of that area but mostly it was….well money thrown away.

I will always call everyone I meet “Hon”. I will always remember the Inner Harbor, Memorial stadium, the big Montgomery Wards off of Monroe street, the Lexington Market.

Indeed it once was a great city.

Now it’s just sad. My heart aches for what it once was.

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