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Sat May 30, 2015, 08:38 PM

 

gathering info. do i have this right?

ass st attr for 2 yrs, to 90

city council 91-99

mayor 99-'07

gov '07-15

good stuff

two term gov?

and why did he not run again?

i just know nothing about this man and just learning.

he plays the guitar.

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Reply gathering info. do i have this right? (Original post)
seabeyond May 2015 OP
seabeyond May 2015 #1
elleng May 2015 #3
seabeyond May 2015 #4
Raine1967 May 2015 #7
elleng May 2015 #8
seabeyond May 2015 #10
elleng May 2015 #2
seabeyond May 2015 #5
Raine1967 May 2015 #6
elleng May 2015 #9
Raine1967 May 2015 #13
seabeyond May 2015 #14
seabeyond May 2015 #12
brer cat May 2015 #11
seabeyond May 2015 #15
VanillaRhapsody May 2015 #17
Raine1967 May 2015 #18
elleng May 2015 #19
Raine1967 May 2015 #20
elleng May 2015 #21
seabeyond May 2015 #22
FSogol May 2015 #28
brer cat May 2015 #23
FSogol May 2015 #30
Raine1967 May 2015 #16
brer cat May 2015 #24
JustAnotherGen May 2015 #25
Koinos May 2015 #26
FSogol May 2015 #27
Koinos May 2015 #29

Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 08:39 PM

1. oh, and i could probably google stuff on his, but....

 

doesnt hurt to have a get to know the man, for others that know nothing about him

was he in military? do i remember that correctly?

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Sat May 30, 2015, 08:46 PM

3. No. His father, Thomas O'Malley, however, served as a bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Force

in the Pacific theater during the Second World War, and said he witnessed the mushroom cloud rise over Hiroshima while on a routine mission.[5] Thomas later became a Montgomery County-based criminal defense lawyer, and an assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. O'Malley is of Irish, German and Dutch descent.[8][9] He is a descendant of a War of 1812 veteran, and is an active member of the General Society of the War of 1812.

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Sat May 30, 2015, 08:47 PM

4. excellent stuff. thank you so much. ya, this stuff.

 

it is his history. thanks.

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Sat May 30, 2015, 09:01 PM

7. And (I learned this today!) His mother Barbara Flew in the Civil Air patrol

at the age of 17!

That is amazing!

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #7)

Sat May 30, 2015, 09:06 PM

8. Yes, a GREAT part of the story!

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #7)

Sat May 30, 2015, 09:09 PM

10. too cool. a kick ass mom, is always wonderful to see in a grown man. lol. nt

 

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 08:40 PM

2. Yes, pretty much correct.

Maryland, like other states, has term limits for governors; he was not permitted to run for a third term.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Sat May 30, 2015, 08:48 PM

5. ok. that was my question. made it well all thru the terms, and didnt get kicked out, lol.

 

you know, palin made it thru half. we gotta know this stuff. thanks.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 08:57 PM

6. Gov O'Malley was term limited.

In Maryland, a governor can only serve two 4 year terms.

Other things, he worked in getting Senator Mikulski elected. While he was in LAw SChool, he worked as her State filed director for her first primary campaign. He was also her director for her general election, which we all know by now, she won!

He worked for her office for two years after that, before deciding to return to Baltimore.

Before all that, he worked for Gary Hart.

Glad to see you here and willing to learn more about him, seabeyond. Click on the links, you will find a lot of good stuff.



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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #6)

Sat May 30, 2015, 09:07 PM

9. and, don't forget, his MOTHER's been working for Senator Mikulski for YEARS!

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Response to elleng (Reply #9)

Sat May 30, 2015, 09:11 PM

13. Yes!

I forgot to mention that.

Bottom line is that this family is such an American success story O'Malley wants to make sure he has the very same opportunities he was given for everyone else.

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Response to elleng (Reply #9)

Sat May 30, 2015, 09:11 PM

14. all right. sorry all, but i gotta say, from a feminist position, this is all good.

 

as most know, that is my thing. thank you

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #6)

Sat May 30, 2015, 09:10 PM

12. excellent. i LOVE back stories. thank you very much. wonderful stuff. nt

 

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 09:10 PM

11. I am like seabeyond.

I will be dropping by to learn more about O'Malley. Everything I have heard so far is very positive.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #11)

Sat May 30, 2015, 09:13 PM

15. ya. i heard something about a problem during the baltimore time, and maybe something

 

with him implementing as mayor? or gov? ...

it will be something we will have to touch on, so we understand what that is all about, to be able to address later, i am sure. but i do not know what is true or not, and if it was in animosity or even what it was about.

that is the only bad thing i have heard.

all good from what i have seen.

and i do not have to have perfect. not gonna happen for any of us.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #15)

Sat May 30, 2015, 09:20 PM

17. He went to Baltimore during the riots

 

Not well received

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #17)

Sat May 30, 2015, 09:24 PM

18. By some, but not all.

He returned from a trip in Europe specifically to came back to Baltimore. I think that was the right thing to do.

You know, he didn't have to return, right?

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Response to elleng (Reply #19)

Sat May 30, 2015, 11:49 PM

20. Ah, there it is.

I am going to say something about this in the coming days.

Thanks for this.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #20)

Sat May 30, 2015, 11:51 PM

21. You, my dear, are quite welcome!

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #20)

Sun May 31, 2015, 01:18 AM

22. please do. i would like to hear different perspective on this.

 

read it all. havent really come to any conclusions. need feedback on it.

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #17)

Sun May 31, 2015, 11:43 AM

28. Rewriting history or just parroting Michael Steele?

An occasional heckler is hardly not being received well. O'Malley was last Mayor of Baltimore over 8 years ago. He could have stayed away.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #15)

Sun May 31, 2015, 07:42 AM

23. "i do not have to have perfect."

I wish more people would develop that realism, sea. All candidates have flaws of some sort; none will have exactly the priorities and stand on issues that we have individually. We compromise where we are comfortable doing so.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #23)

Sun May 31, 2015, 02:41 PM

30. +1 n/t

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Response to brer cat (Reply #11)

Sat May 30, 2015, 09:14 PM

16. Welcome Brer!

Like I suggested to sea, take a look around, we have a bunch of links.

I think once people get to know him more, the more they will like the man.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #16)

Sun May 31, 2015, 08:04 AM

24. Thank you, Raine.

I feel comfortable here. GD is impossible these days, and it is not a learning environment. Hillary and Bernie are both good people and good candidates. I am not settled on a candidate, and I want to learn more, especially about O'Malley.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 08:53 AM

25. He's made a career of public service

All of it is true.

If he earns the nomination - the Republicans will be snide about it.

Our response - You guys said being a Mayor made one eligible to conduct foreign policy in 2008 - what's changed since then?

His resume is solid.

And not a single one can with the exception of Pataki can touch the Baltimore issue without being called a hypocrite. And then, Pataki has to address why he allowed Guiliani to get away with ten kinds of murder in NYC.

I'm looking beyond the primary at this point. The three who declared have to "lose" for me to not uplift the candidates strengths.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 09:09 AM

26. Hi seabeyond and brer cat!

Reducing crime in Baltimore was a huge challenge. O'Malley's administration used "zero tolerance" to get drug dealers off street corners and away from people's front yards. Baltimore was successful in reducing violent crime and brought down the murder rate. These methods made some people angry, and many were falsely arrested. But Baltimore was a very special case, and citizens feared for their lives. Baltimore was a hard nut to crack, and O'Malley did his best to make the city safer. He couldn't work miracles. Poverty was rampant in many areas of the city. Industry was moving to China and Korea. Black and Decker, a major tool manufacturer and a landmark for jobs in Baltimore, was outsourced to the Far East. There were hundreds of companies that abandoned Baltimore. O'Malley did his best with what he had. Sometimes the methods were harsh, but the streets were safer for African American families. He also had a system set up for communities to respond to what was being done, and he monitored police activity. I don't think even those who criticized his methods would like to go back to the pre-O'Malley days in Baltimore. Many neighborhoods were dangerous places to live. They still are, to this day; but what happens now is on the present mayor's watch, not O'Malley's. And the problem of police brutality, as we see it all over the country, was not "caused" by O'Malley. The same issues of police training -- in particular the militarization of police -- are a problem in many of our major cities. O'Malley's experience with what worked and what did not work is an important contribution to the present debate in this country. When he was reelected mayor, O'Malley received over 80% of the vote in Baltimore City. I look forward to his candid remarks on this and many issues.

There is some confusion about a TV show called "The Wire," where the lead character is often mistaken for O'Malley. David Simon did use O'Malley, but he also used other political figures to create the character of Tommy Carcetti. Oftentimes, TV watchers (and TV programmers) fall into the trap of confusing fact with fiction. I would not recommend watching the series to learn more about the real O'Malley. David Simon overdid (dramatized) more than a few things in his depiction of Baltimore, and O'Malley was not pleased with that. O'Malley did and still does love Baltimore, despite its problems.

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Response to Koinos (Reply #26)

Sun May 31, 2015, 11:41 AM

27. If you read the whole Dave Simon interview, he admits he would still vote for O'Malley.

How about that? His biggest critic still supports him.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #27)

Sun May 31, 2015, 02:34 PM

29. Yep, he still respects O'Malley.

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