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Sunday, July 28, 2019

In response to the president's taunts, The Sun said that it was "better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood" than to be one. "Fox News rang the bell, the president salivated and his thumbs moved across his cell phone into action."



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The White House has far more power to affect change in this city, for good or ill, than any single member of Congress including Mr. Cummings. If there are problems here, rodents included, they are as much his responsibility as anyone's, perhaps more because he holds the most powerful office in the land.

We would tell the most dishonest man to ever occupy the Oval Office, the mocker of war heroes, the gleeful grabber of women's private parts, the serial bankrupter of businesses, the useful idiot of Vladimir Putin and the guy who insisted there are ‘good people' among murderous neo-Nazis that he's still not fooling most Americans into believing he's even slightly competent in his current post.

There's an old pre-internet adage: Never, ever argue with folks who buy ink by the barrel.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-07-28 07:44 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

Admitting you have a problem is the first step to getting better. I'm happy to the Baltimore realizes that

#2 | Posted by homerj at 2019-07-28 09:36 AM | Reply

Easy for a bunch of rich editorial board members to post.

This is why Liberals suck, they think they are clever.

People are living in filth, in poverty, in crime-infested neighborhood; Democrats care more about people that aren't here, than the ones that are.

They can't deal with their hypocrisy, so the say clever things.

Good luck living in a "third world country" America, Liberals care more about the illegal immigrants than you,

Bernie Sanders likens West Baltimore to 'Third World' country

#3 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-28 09:38 AM | Reply

Bernie Sanders likens West Baltimore to 'Third World' country


I'm a Bernie Sanders supporter ... and parts of America like West Baltimore have not been rebuilt from the de-industrialization effects of Globalization, The Great Recession, and 40 years of pro Big-Business policies enabling corporate shareholder profits over profits re-invested into America's communities.

So, you know, only right-wing hacks don't understand all this.

#4 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-07-28 09:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#4 Democrats have run multiple large cities into the ground for decades.

Who benefits from Democratic control of cities? - www.apnews.com

"Now here's the kicker. Of the 20 most dangerous major cities, all but one had a Democratic mayor. In many of these cities, the Democratic Party has ruled for a half-century or more. Only Tulsa, Oklahoma, with 17.3 murders per 100,000 residents, had a Republican mayor.

Who knows what conclusion can be drawn from the finding that the most murderous cities have been controlled by Democrats -- and often black Democrats? I am not suggesting that Democratic control causes murder and mayhem. What I am saying is that murder, mayhem and other violent crime are not reduced by the election of black or white Democrats to run our cities. That means one cannot dismiss out of hand a question then-candidate Donald Trump asked black Americans in a 2016 campaign speech in Michigan: "What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump? ... What the hell do you have to lose?""

Trump is right. It gets worse:

Urban America should give up on the Democrats - www.baltimoresun.com
The Unfortunate Truth of Democratic Urban Governance - pensivepost.com
Democrat-Led Cities Top List as ‘Worst-Run' Cities in America - www.westernjournal.com

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-28 10:17 AM | Reply

"Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you're in a wealthy nation," Sanders said during a visit to the city's West Baltimore section in December 2015, the Baltimore Sun reported. "You would think that you were in a Third World country." Bernie Sanders

#6 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-07-28 02:44 PM | Reply

"Liberals care more about the illegal immigrants than you"

Conservatives care far, far more about illegal immigrants than liberals do.
It's become a keystone of conservative identity politics.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-28 02:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"#4 Democrats have run multiple large cities into the ground for decades."

Democrats, Democrats, Democrats.
Why don't you tell us about the large cities run by Republicans!

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-28 02:53 PM | Reply

Republicans have pushed policies that are the cause of de-industrialization and urban decay across America. Republicans have done nothing to curb illegal employment and its affects on wages. Republicans have slashed foreign aid that could slow the flow of refugees. Republicans have waged a war on the poor with prohibition targeting the poor and minorities. Republicans have enabled Pharmaceutical companies to gouge patients and insurers. Republicans enabled the opioid crisis that killed thousands of Americans. Republicans were behind the terrorist attack on Iraq that killed a million people and squandered trillions.
The only policy initiatives Republicans have accomplished is slashing taxes on the rich, while running a massive deficit, taxing the poor with tariffs and bribing farm corporations when the inevitable tariff retaliations came.

Republicans are responsible for all that has gone wrong in America in the last 50 years. They want to make the US a paradise for corrupt oligarchs, just like Russia.

Thank goodness California can still pay the bills for all the deadbeat red states. If it wasn't for the innovation and value created by US tech and entertainment industries the US would collapse.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2019-07-28 02:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

My old firm ha an office in Bal'more, and there was a rule if you were thinking about staying in the office late downtown: Don't.

Once they moved to the Inner Harbor they relaxed that to: Have office security walk you to your car in the building parking structure after dark.

When they first opened that office there was up to a 15 minute wait at night before you could leave since they didn't have enough security officers in the building to handle the traffic.

That is the only major city that I have worked in that had those kinds of issues.

#10 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-28 02:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1



Never argue with folks who buy newsprint by the boxcar load.

#11 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-07-28 03:00 PM | Reply

The RNC convention ought to have a "Fifty Years of Failure" segment with speakers from Baltimore, Detroit, Oakland, etc., detailing the miserable track record of Democrat-run cities.

#12 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-07-28 03:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What happened fifty years ago that led to failure, Nullifidian?

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-28 03:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#13 Democrats took over the inner cities?

#14 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-28 03:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

- Never argue with folks who buy newsprint by the boxcar load.

Bird cages need a liner.

#15 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-28 03:13 PM | Reply

Now why would a think like that happen, if Republicans were running those cities so successfully?

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-28 03:14 PM | Reply

People are living in filth, in poverty, in crime-infested neighborhood...

And what, exactly, is the President of those folks doing about it?

#17 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-07-28 03:29 PM | Reply

--And what, exactly, is the President of those folks doing about it?

The President is supposed to be city-manager now? When did that happen? Nov. 8th, 2016?

#18 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-07-28 03:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The President is supposed to be city-manager now?"

He's not?
Why is he making an issue of it then?
Is Elijah Cummings supposed to be city manager?

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-28 03:48 PM | Reply

Trump really opened up a can a worms with these tweets. I remember reading this article a few years back:

The Beleaguered Tenants of ‘Kushnerville'

Tenants in more than a dozen Baltimore-area rental complexes complain about a property owner who they say leaves their homes in disrepair, humiliates late-paying renters and often sues them when they try to move out. Few of them know that their landlord is the president's son-in-law.


#20 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-28 04:12 PM | Reply

These articles came out today. Trump will probably call them fake news, which is why I posted the article from 2017 first:

Something Trump-Bashed Baltimore Area Would Like To Ditch: ‘Kushnerville' Homes

If the president wants to see "disgusting" maybe he should check out some of his son-in-law's Maryland apartments.

After a series of vicious attacks on their home by their own president, proud Baltimoreans are standing by their city. But there is something local they would likely be happy to ditch: decrepit "Kushnerville" housing provided by Donald Trump's own son-in-law, who has been blasted by tenants in the press as a "slumlord."


Kushner owns lots of Baltimore-area apartments. Some are infested with mice.

In a now-viral tweetstorm on Saturday, President Trump characterized Rep. Elijah E. --------- Baltimore-based congressional district as a "rodent infested mess" where "no human" would want to live.

His criticism rang with a particular irony in Baltimore County, where presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner owns more than a dozen apartment complexes that have been cited for hundreds of code violations and, critics say, provide substandard housing to lower-income tenants.


#21 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-28 04:15 PM | Reply

Trump and his sycophants try to define what is patriotism. Eff 'em.

A worthy archive of Maryland and Baltimore in terms of patriotism;


#22 | Posted by horstngraben at 2019-07-28 04:15 PM | Reply

Gerrymandering helps Cummings, not Baltimore - Baltimore Sun

#23 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-07-28 04:18 PM | Reply

The kicker is that Kushner's low income proprieties (not just in Baltimore) are federally subsidized, so the question is: What are Kushner properties doing with the money:

From the Pro-Publica article:

When there was no response, she decided to move out. In January 2010, she submitted the requisite form giving two months' notice that she was transferring her Section 8 voucher -- the federal low-income subsidy that helped her pay the rent -- elsewhere.

From the HuffPo article:

Because Kushner retained his interest in the complexes, the White House told The Baltimore Sun that he would recuse himself from any policy decisions about federal Section 8 housing subsidies. Many tenants of the Kushner complexes rely on Section 8 to pay their rent, the newspaper noted.

#24 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-28 04:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


Gal, don't hate the player, hate the game.

#25 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-28 04:29 PM | Reply

That's not Gal's game.

#26 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-28 04:35 PM | Reply

No one is forcing Kushner to take federal money or to be a slum landlord. That's a choice he is making on his own.

#27 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-28 04:38 PM | Reply

With any luck this will cause people to take a second look at the way Dirty Donnie made his money back in the day:

Donald Trump was a nightmare landlord in the 1980s


Trump Is Just Another Crooked New York City Landlord
I see his type all the time. Here's what tenant advocates in the city have learned about how to fight him.


And just in case Dirty Donniw wants to call this fake news, here's a piece from 1985:

Archives | 1985

Donald Trump, the developer, is in the newspapers almost every day for one thing or another. If he isn't building a skyscraper castle or a football team, he is trying to harass some tenants out of one of his properties.


#28 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-28 04:44 PM | Reply

Dirty Donniw = Dirty Donnie

#29 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-28 04:47 PM | Reply

Comparing Trump to a rat is an insult to all rats.

#30 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-07-28 05:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Chad Pergram @ChadPergram (Fox News)

Mulvaney on Fox: I was in Congress for 6 yrs & if I had poverty in my district like they have Baltimore..& I spent all of my time in..DC chasing down this Mueller investigation..I'd get fired. I think the president is right to raise the issue & it has absolutely zero to do w/race

Jonathan Allen @jonallendc (NBC News)

Jonathan Allen Retweeted Chad Pergram
The poverty rate in Mulvaney's old district (14.9%) isn't much lower than it is in Cummings' district (16.6%). Both are above the national poverty rate of 12.3%. By Mulvaney's standard, Republican Reps. Jeff Duncan and Tom Rice of SC should be thrown out of office. 1/2

So should Georgia Reps. Buddy Carter (16.6%), Rick Allen (19.7%), Austin Scott (19.7%), and most of the Alabama and Mississippi delegations. But members of Congress focus on federal policy, not local policy. Mulvaney has pushed hard to limit eligibility for anti-poverty programs.

The poverty rate in St. Bernard parish, in minority whip Steve Scalise's, district is 20%. The poverty rate in Clay County, Ky., is 40%, and nearly 50% of school-age kids live in poverty there. Does that mean McConnell, Paul and Rep. Hal Rogers should lose their next elections?

#31 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-29 12:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Oops, smart guy gets schooled:

Median Politics @MedianPolitics

Replying to @jonallendc
Now try looking by zip code knucklehead! An entire zip code in Baltimore has a median household income of 17K. How is that possible? And the zip code right next to it, which houses "The Baltimore Sun" headquarters, has a median income of 100+K.

Jonathan Allen @jonallendc

It's half that in Broadbent, Oregon. Been to 44503 in Youngstown, Ohio? $9,059 median household income.

#32 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-29 01:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Have you discovered that they're democrat cities yet, Gal? Or are you ignoring that aspect.

*Gal, franticly Googling down-trodden (R) districts*

#33 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-29 01:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That's Jonathan Allen's research, not mine:


Sorry for the confusion.

#34 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-29 01:22 AM | Reply

--*Gal, franticly Googling down-trodden (R) districts*

Wearing out the google tonight. But hey, CraZED said this is war, and the retort is a major battleground.

#35 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-07-29 01:33 AM | Reply

How can Trump complain about A.O.C. and her 10% above garbage coment and then call an American city rat infested?
Hypocrisy at its finest

#36 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2019-07-29 01:40 AM | Reply

Thank the gawds that there are no rat infested corners of Alabama or Mississippi.

Wouldn't want jumpy humpy and the Deplorables to say something stupid to try and deflect us from the Impeacment Inquiry or for us to debate about for weeks while children are caged and dying at the southern border.

Dont get sucked into the stupid.

Like nullo and Shep.

#37 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-29 11:31 AM | Reply

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