Becoming a Sanctuary Jurisdiction is a Battle HoCo Will Probably Lose

Enacting CB9-2017 which will make Howard County a sanctuary county seems to be a battle that the County will lose. The new conservative, Republican Trump Administration seems unwilling to tolerate ignoring federal immigration law.

Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions posted a press release on his Senate webpage July 29, 2016 explaining his opposition to the Obama Administration allowing sanctuary jurisdictions to persist. The Senator Jeff Sessions Press Release can also be read here.. It seems likely that as Attorney General, Sessions will take the legal action against local jurisdictions that the Obama Justice Department declined to take.

If a child makes a seen in public, they will communicate their anger to their parents. Yet, in the end the parents will win the battle when the child is grounded. If the intent of CB9-2017 is to express anger and distress with President Trump, we can do that. However, is the County willing to suffer the consequences of being grounded by the Trump Admistration?

Donald Trump, I Will Say “Happy Holidays”

On the “Walking Dead” the sadistic thug, Negan demands subservience and tribute from those around him. He demands that other groups he has subjugated as part of his fiefdom give him 50% of what they have. Well actually he just often takes what he wants. Often he takes things not because he has a need for them, but just because he can.

Negan demands that his subjects kneel before him and say “I am Negan.” All are part of his collective.

Negan enforces his dominance with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire that he named “Lucille.” He uses it to bash in the brains of those who have crossed him or more often to suit his whims and enact collective punishment against another group. He kills the living with the same method necessary in the zombie apocalypse to kill the dead — destroy the brain.

Both the “Walking Dead” and the election have gotten me upset. I have yelled at the television watching both. Both have kept me awake at night. I question why people are doing certain things. I wonder how people can be so stupid or not consider the consequences of their actions.

Donald Trump will soon have all the tools of the government – FBI, DEA, CIA, IRS — to enforce his dominance on the American people. He says in his rally speeches and in his tweets that everyone will be saying a certain holiday greeting that sounds like “Mary Christmas.” He, you, anyone is free to say it. I will not stop you. You have a right under the First Amendment to celebrate the holiday as you desire.

However, to make a point and because I can, I will not be under the Thumb of Trump. I will not say it. I have that right too under the First Amendment.

Christmas this year for the first time in decades coincides with Hanukkah. This week is Kwanzaa. And next weekend is New Year’s Day. There are a lot of holidays this week.

So I will just say “Happy Holidays to All and to All a Good Night!

Pearl Harbor – If Trump Had Been President

In honor of today’s 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, I repost my satire if Donald Trump had been president and made the famous address to Congress that FDR made.

 

 

Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, members of the Senate and the House of Representatives:

Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 – a date which which was a total disaster –a huge disaster- the United States of America was attacked by the third rate navy and air force of the loser Empire of Japan.

America was at peace with that loser nation, and I had been talking with Japan, was still in conversation with the Japanese, I love the Japanese, I have made great deals with the Japanese. I was talking with that little loser Emperor and his little hands looking toward a deal in the Pacific. Have you looked at his hands? They are so small. I make great deals. I have Japanese living in my buildings.

One hour after Japanese airplanes bombed in Hawaii (I love Hawaii) the lyin’ Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his loser colleague delivered to my Secretary of State a letter to my recent message. I should not have read the letter. I should have said bye bye. This loser reply stated that it seemed useless to continue with diplomatic negotiations; the lyin’ ambassador said nothing about his loser attack which killed our troops. We love our troops. Don’t we love our troops? Nobody loves the troops more than me. I will take care of our troops.

Excuse me, the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the past weeks the third rate Japanese Government has lied to me. The little Emperor lied that he wanted continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. We will rebuild our military. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed in the ocean between San Francisco and Honolulu. I have made great deals in Honolulu. It’s expensive, but I make great deals. Many Japanese live in my buildings in Honolulu. However, no more Asians will be allowed to enter the United States until our leaders can figure out what the hell is going on.

Yesterday the third rate Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong. Hong Kong a colony of a third rate empire. Britain is such a loser. They will not be around much longer. Every night they hide in the subways. What kind of country makes the people hide in the subway? Americans do not hide. We do not hide.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam.
Last night loser Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.
Last night the Japanese attacked Wake Island.
And this morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island. Midway is not that big, we really do not need it anyway.

Japan has therefore undertaken a surprise offensive all over the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the America have already formed their opinions and well understand the what this means to the very life and safety of our great nation.

As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures—all measures–be taken for our defense, that always will our whole nation remember the character of the attack against us. I will fight this loser nation. Believe me, I will make America great again.

No matter how long it may take us to overcome this loser attack from a lyin’ nation, the American people, in their might, will win through to absolute victory. I will make Japan pay for this attack. Mark my words. We will rebuild our military and Japan will pay for it. It will happen.

I believe that it is the view of the Congress and of the people when I say that we will not only defend ourselves but will make it very certain that this form of war shall never again endanger us. I will protect America.

Hostilities exist. There is no doubt at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces, with the support of our people, we will win. America will win. So help us God. So help us. Only I can protect America.

Donald Trump says that the Congress must declare that since the unprovoked and loser attack by that little Japanese Hiro on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the third rate Japanese Empire.

President Donald J. Trump – December 8, 1941

Trent Kittleman – What if Donald Trump Tries to Grab Your P***y?

Dear Delegate Kittleman,

In your commentary “Why This Kittleman Supports Trump”  in July you wrote

What candidates say during a campaign is interesting. I’m much more interested in what they’ve done.  A perfect platform may sound good, but a much better indicator of who will make the best president is (1) what the candidate has actually accomplished in his or her life, and (2) whether the candidate has the character and temperament to get the right things done.

Well now we know what the Donald has accomplished in his life — he has groped women. He admitted it on the Access Hollywood tape.

And when you’re a star they let you do it,” Trump said. “You can do anything.”

“Grab them by the pussy.”  “You can do anything.”

So you think a man who tries to f*** married women as he said has the character to temperament to be President of the United States? This is getting the right things done?

There is bipartisan support for the Howard County Sheriff to resign for saying and doing much less. Trump essentially admitted to assaulting women.

Delegate Kittleman, do you support Sheriff James Fitzgerald? Do you support Donald Trump? There is no place in Howard County for Sheriff Fitzgerald. There is no place in Howard County for Donald Trump?

Delegate Kittleman, if you do not withdraw your support for Donald Trump then you too must resign as a representative of the people of Howard County. There is no place in Howard County for elected officials who spin, cuddle, and support either Fitzgerald or Trump.

Otherwise, I guess you would be alright the next time you attend a dinner with Donald Trump if he tries to grab your pussy.

 

School Planning for Downtown Columbia – Garbage in, Garbage Out

When it comes to planning for the number of students to be generated by the Downtown Columbia development, it unfortunately appears that Howard County does not know what they are talking about. Garbage in, garbage out.

The County cites the Metropolitan as a real-world example of how many school-age children are generated. The Baltimore Sun reports (here) based upon a DPZ school yield memo that the 418 units produce only 13 students–far fewer than expected. The student yield is 3.5 times lower than in other parts of the County. Based on these numbers, the County would conclude that 45.5 students would be expected. The County says don’t worry, be happy there will be plenty of room in the schools.

The problem is that the County’s numbers are well–wrong. There are not 418 units in the Metropolitan; there are only 380. And in the testimony provided to the County Council on July 18 by the Assistant Property Manager Ashley Hull (here) there are not just 13 school aged children; there are 55.

The number of units is less, and the number of students is higher. Thus, while the County believes that the Metropolitan generates only 3.11 students per 100 units, in actuality the apartment building has generated 14.47 students per 100 units–4.65 times more than the County believes. So much for the belief that the yield is 3.5 times lower than expected.

The Sun article states that the 6400 Downtown units will yield 755 students–11.80 students per 100 units; though this is less than the 1165 students anticipated based upon development in other parts of the County. 1165 students would yield 18.20 students per 100 units. However, using the actual numbers from the Metropolitan as a guide, there will be 926 students generated by the 6400 units–not 755.

The County is setting itself and the public for a rude awakening when it awakes from the dream that the Metropolitan is larger and has far fewer students than it actually does.

 

 

 

 

#ECStrong $ 572,372 Crowdfunding Total as of August 17, 2016

$ 572,372 has been raised for #ECStrong  from the more than 100 known crowdfunding funds as of 8:30 AM August 17, 2016. Please let me know if you have any additions or corrections.

Not all crowdfunding is equal. Some have donation motives which are unclear or say that they will be donating to the EC Partnership. People should consider making donations directly to the organizations and avoid the 8% fees charged by GoFundMe.

 

 

ELLICOTT CITY CROWDFUNDING

 
 
 
August 17 8:30 AM
Donations
Donors
Average
In Memoriam
Joseph Anthony Blevins
https://www.gofundme.com/2hjaae4
16159
241
$67.05
In Memory of Jessica Watsula
https://www.gofundme.com/2hfa2v8
10470
138
$75.87
 
Aaron and Kate’s House Swept Away
https://www.gofundme.com/2hmfmak
13575
212
$64.03
Helping Aaron After EC Flooding
 https://www.gofundme.com/2hg36wc
1613
8
$201.63
FDS Ellicott City Flood Victim
https://www.gofundme.com/2hh83kgs
3170
43
$73.72
My Car Went to Narnia Please HELP
https://www.gofundme.com/mycarwenttonarnia
375
8
$46.88
Chip Spencer’s Support
https://www.gofundme.com/2hv9ngc
15890
224
$70.94
Support for Ellicott City Newlyweds
https://www.gofundme.com/2hnepf33
7878
122
$64.57
Help Cody Goodin, Truck is Totaled
 https://www.gofundme.com/2hajhtg
625
11
$56.82
Jason Barnes’ Ellicott City Tragedy
https://www.gofundme.com/2ha83m5w
32446
874
$37.12
Jonny and Amy Ellicott City Relief
https://www.gofundme.com/2heh4g4
9510
88
$108.07
Fund for Kelly and Scotty
https://www.gofundme.com/kellyandscotty
2120
30
$70.67
Help Me Get a Used Car/Pay Expenses
 https://www.gofundme.com/2h7dpqq4
235
15
$15.67
Help the Rescuers in Ellicott City
https://www.gofundme.com/2hdbnw4
7765
113
$68.72
Sabrina’s New Car Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/2hhjz7wx
2069
32
$64.66
Tina Callaway, Ellicott City Flood
https://www.gofundme.com/2hternw
2435
34
$71.62
Theresa, Jason & Jessica EC Flood
https://www.gofundme.com/2hzckvqg
10001
116
$86.22
Ellicott City “Thumbs Up Family”
https://www.gofundme.com/29h4cccc
3510
68
$51.62
Help Us Rebuild “A’DivaZ Boutique” in Ellicott City, MD
https://www.youcaring.com/angelina-reviro-brannigan-614937
1535
29
$52.93
A Journey From Junk Flood Recovery
https://www.gofundme.com/2hr6fg4
15163
166
$91.34
A La Mode Ellicott City
https://www.gofundme.com/2hccer7j
6030
73
$82.60
Jason & Kelly Archive – EC Flood
https://www.gofundme.com/helpjandk-inec
5610
74
$75.81
Boliwalou’s 1000 Year Floof Relief
https://www.gofundme.com/2hmz4beh
1775
28
$63.39
Support Buddy McFreed #Ecstrong
https://www.gofundme.com/buddymcfreed
818
12
$68.17
The Clayground Employee Relief Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/2hp2jgk
1220
20
$61.00
Cottage Antiques Ellicott City
https://www.gofundme.com/2htsjb8
4585
51
$89.90
Cotton Duck, Ellicott City Flood
https://www.gofundme.com/cottonduck-ec
2623
43
$61.00
Help Craig Coyne, Ellicott City, MD
https://www.gofundme.com/craigcoyne
22254
201
$110.72
Help Cunningham Studios Rebuild
https://www.gofundme.com/2hcxcxbr
11370
115
$98.87
Discoveries of Ellicott City Flood
https://www.gofundme.com/DiscoveriesEC
10675
110
$97.05
Ghost Town Tattoo Ellicott City
 https://www.gofundme.com/ghosttownec
3879
38
$102.08
Great Panes Flood Recovery Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/2zzze9ac
3140
31
$101.29
HorseSpirit Art Gallery Rebuilding
https://www.gofundme.com/2hsvw3g
14040
174
$80.69
Insight180 Flood Recovery Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/insight180
13845
122
$113.48
Maxine’s Antiq EllicottCity Tragedy
https://www.gofundme.com/2hdy2n8
2450
31
$79.03
Salon Marielle-Ellicott Flood
https://www.gofundme.com/2hvnbsyk
7100
93
$76.34
Shoemaker Country Flood Recovery
https://www.gofundme.com/2hz5zbpw
9300
93
$100.00
Ellicott City Business Lost – Flood (Simply Devine)
https://www.gofundme.com/2hpd7uuk
1820
18
$101.11
Sweet Elizabeth Jane Recovery
https://www.gofundme.com/sweetelizabethjane
20644
355
$58.15
TimeWarpMedia Employee’s
https://www.gofundme.com/2e9666q4
380
11
$34.55
Restaurants
Judge’s Bench Staff Recovery Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/judgesbench
5420
63
$86.03
Ellicott Mills Brewing Employees
https://www.gofundme.com/2hhhex8
15576
207
$75.25
La Palapa Grill & Cantina Recovery
https://www.gofundme.com/lapalapagrill
10345
103
$100.44
Tersiguels’s Flood Recovery Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/2hkn2j94
40800
290
$140.69
Little French Market Recovery
https://www.gofundme.com/2hqefbg
4275
52
$82.21
Pure Wine Cafe, Ellicott City MD
https://www.gofundme.com/2htkeac
5820
72
$80.83
Johnny’s Bistro Flood Support Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/2hvtrws
3870
31
$124.84
Jonnys Bistro on Main
https://www.gofundme.com/2hn7res
1670
14
$119.29
Sweet Cascades
https://www.gofundme.com/2hm8cwws
6630
70
$94.71
Southwest Connection/Fudge Shop
https://www.gofundme.com/2hukwj8
2225
199
$11.18
Rebuild Tea on the Tiber in EC
https://www.gofundme.com/teaonthetiber
9080
169
$53.73
The Rumor Mill
https://www.gofundme.com/therumormillec
25934
269
$96.41
The Rumor Mill Fusion Bar
https://www.gofundme.com/2hfdk6k
1330
23
$57.83
Cacao Lane Ellicott City
https://www.gofundme.com/2hhmpbcc
11200
163
$68.71
Help Support Portallis Recovery
https://www.gofundme.com/supportportallis
19010
209
$90.96
Help the Bean Hollow Rebuild
https://www.youcaring.com/gretchen-shuey-614117
31108
527
$59.03
Phoenix Emporium Recovery Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/2hmcgtdg
28883
365
$79.13
Rebuilding My Store in Ellicott City
https://www.gofundme.com/2hfnfww4
200
2
$100.00
My Main Street – Ellicott City
 https://www.gofundme.com/2hgbsr8
200
3
$66.67
Ellicott City Needs Us
https://www.gofundme.com/2hn5nck
25
1
$25.00
Ellicott City Flood Victims
https://www.gofundme.com/25ee5j8
100
1
$100.00
Ellicott City GMRS Repeater
https://www.gofundme.com/27d7x8qc
0
0
$0.00
Ellicott Flooding – Lost it all
https://www.gofundme.com/2hbcmhg2
0
0
$0.00
Laura/Family Flood Disaster, MD
https://www.gofundme.com/laura-and-family
578
11
$52.55
Rebuild Old Ellicott City
https://www.gofundme.com/rebuildellicottcit
50
1
$50.00
Ellicott City Flood Relief
https://www.gofundme.com/2hbe26tw
50
1
$50.00
Help Ellicott City Flood Cat Mimzy
https://www.gofundme.com/ecmimzy
1120
17
$65.88
Help Shop Owners of Flood Aftermath
https://www.gofundme.com/2hv6hdwp
0
0
$0.00
Flood Damage Ellicott City, MD
 https://www.gofundme.com/2hgvkn9z
0
0
$0.00
Old Ellicott City Relief
https://www.gofundme.com/hxmd59a4
0
0
$0.00
Ethan Gochnour
https://www.gofundme.com/2ftj9wfw
830
18
$46.11
Crystal Underground Recovery Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/2mxczb4s
1205
17
$70.88
Birding to Help Ellicott City
https://www.gofundme.com/2y5h4au4
140
3
$46.67
Howard County Relief Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/2i46d90
5
1
$5.00
Ellicott City Flood-Academic
https://www.gofundme.com/2tk97h33
320
4
$80.00
MAHG’s Fund for Ellicott City Flood
https://www.gofundme.com/mahgflood
30
1
$30.00
IBMS Help
https://www.gofundme.com/2eg6xu9s
145
3
$48.33
Jeannette’s Antique Depot Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/2ht47z8
150
3
$50.00
Rebuild Ellicott City #ECStrong
https://www.gofundme.com/2hp8hxg
60
3
$20.00
OU+GRPN Ellicott City Relifef Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/2h9ysjq4
72
2
$36.00
Elicott City Storm Survivor
https://www.gofundme.com/2hzrkg7u
0
0
$0.00
Ellicott City MD Flood Relief
https://www.gofundme.com/2hh9v3g
0
0
$0.00
Ellicott City Flood Double Whammy
https://www.youcaring.com/melanie-and-franc-durantaye-616137
3038
37
$82.11
Linwood Boutique Flood Recovery
https://www.youcaring.com/linwood-center-617391
3475
31
$112.10
Relief Fund for Ellicott City Employees and Town
https://www.youcaring.com/fairy-workers-who-made-this-town-magical-and-town-itself-617773
0
0
$0.00
Historic Ellicott City Flash Flood Relief
https://www.crowdrise.com/historic-ellicott-city-flash-flood-relief/fundraiser/vandakoff
0
0
$0.00
Help Rumor Mill Owner Matt Milani
https://www.gofundme.com/2hgv7364
200
4
$50.00
JSR Flood & Relocation Relief
https://www.gofundme.com/2htr4t8
12086
73
$165.56
Park Ridge Trading Company Benefit
https://www.gofundme.com/2icbe50
2015
24
$83.96
Joan Eve Recovery Fund
 https://www.gofundme.com/289fp4es
3265
35
$93.29
Help the Gogo Guru Yoga Community
https://www.gofundme.com/27bbejfw
925
10
$92.50
Ellicott City Flood Survivors
 https://www.gofundme.com/2hfx4vpg
1215
39
$31.15
Lost Everything Ellicott City Flood
 https://www.gofundme.com/ellicottcityhelp
1576
29
$54.34
Rebuild Ellicott City!
https://www.gofundme.com/2hab5xo
875
12
$72.92
Ellicott City Disaster Relief
https://www.gofundme.com/2hm6fvh9
0
0
$0.00
CCS Recovery Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/ccsrecoveryfund
4595
29
$158.45
Hazel Hall’s Hire Power Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/2nyn5558
2495
30
$83.17
Out of Our Past Antiques
https://www.gofundme.com/28egcgu4
1050
15
$70.00
Niederberger Flood Recovery Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/2j4fyes
295
6
$49.17
Jason’s Flood Victim Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/jasonfloodfund
25
1
$25.00
Re-Build Rumor Mill
https://www.gofundme.com/2he569g
450
8
$56.25
Main Street Flooding
https://www.gofundme.com/mainstreetflooding
1219
30
$40.63
Bill’s Ellicott City Flood Recovery
https://www.gofundme.com/2jfq3pw
1180
14
$84.29
Matcha Time Cafe Employee Relief
https://www.gofundme.com/2jbkrtj4
1870
25
$74.80
Rebuild Ellicott City after the Flood
https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/rebuild-ellicott-city-after-the-flood–3
1675
45
$37.22
My Antique Depot Recovery Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/2j85e58
290
4
$72.50
$572,372
7684
$74.49