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CVS employees that lost jobs from store burning down are still being paid:

I posted this in another thread from bravenak (thank you bravenak!)

CVS Will Rebuild 2 Stores in Baltimore

Turns out that those employees are still getting paychecks, deservedly so!


Forty-five Baltimore CVS workers who saw their stores burned down in the riots earlier this week are still getting paid.

(snip) But "given the extraordinary circumstances," CVS is paying those workers for their regularly scheduled hours while they try to transfer them to nearby stores, spokeswoman Carolyn Castel said.

In fact, "most" have already been working at other locations, she said. There are 20 other CVS stores in the city.
This coupled with the promise shown in the op above makes me happy. These employees still have a job, paychecks and will eventually be able to return to their community to continue their employment.

You know who is working with O'Malley's O’Say Can You See PAC?

Bill Hyers — a man who played a really big part in getting Progressive MAyor Bill DeBlasio elected in NYC.

The campaign manager credited with orchestrating Mayor de Blasio’s come-from-behind election last year is working as a senior advisor to Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley as he ponders a potential presidential bid in 2016, the Daily News has learned.

Bill Hyers is working with O’Malley’s federal O’Say Can You See PAC, which the governor uses to pay for his staff and raise money for Democratic candidates.

“Bill has been informally advising the Governor's PAC for the last few months,” O’Malley press secretary Lis Smith confirmed. “Now that the midterm elections are over, he is stepping up his role as a senior adviser. With his vast national experience on every level of campaign, we are thrilled to have him on board.”

Hyers has built a brand for himself helping longshot candidates win elections.

Before working for de Blasio, Hyers had served as Pennsylvania state director for President Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012. He also managed the 2006 congressional campaign of now-Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and the 2007 Philadelphia mayoral race of Michael Nutter.

Martin O'Malley expected to announce presidential bid in late-May


“There’s a base of progressives out there nationally looking for a voice, and they’ve been funding people for a while,” says O’Malley senior adviser Bill Hyers, who managed liberal darling Bill de Blasio’s New York mayoral campaign in 2013. “There’s definitely a group we can tap into that is looking for Gov. O’Malley.”

But as O’Malley seeks to sharpen the contrast with Clinton, aides said, he is unlikely to lash out at her directly anytime soon.
Instead, he will continue to point out her policy shifts, talk about a need for new leadership and tweet videos highlighting his stances on specific issues when he and Clinton disagree, according to people familiar with his plans.

While the O’Malley brain trust is invested in raising the likely candidate’s name recognition levels in the early-voting states, his advisers see no benefit in doing so by attacking Clinton, whose campaign looks and feels like a juggernaut. It’s not productive for O’Malley to become known for anti-Clinton attacks, they believe, preferring that he focus on specific issues — like strengthening Wall Street regulation and opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal — that excite liberals.

Ultimately, his strategists hope to position him as a liberal with executive experience, funded largely by a robust online donation operation.

SoP for the Martin O'Malley Group

The Martin O'Malley group serves as a safe haven to discuss and learn about Governor Martin O'Malley. As fellow Democrats, bashing other Democratic candidates is not acceptable. This is paramount to participation in this group.

New Jersey sending NJ State Troopers to Baltimore:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced on Tuesday via Twitter that he would be sending 150 state troopers to assist Maryland in its response to the violence unfurling in Baltimore.

The violence that began on Monday was tied to protests, which sought answers about the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a severed spinal cord while in police custody and died. Maryland's governor also announced some 2,000 national guardsmen would be dispatched to help stop the violence.

Is it just me, or does this seem like a really bad idea?

Larry Hogan (Maryland Gov) is, IMO, sending a message that Maryland State troopers alongside the state's national Guard can't take care of this. I really don't think the people of Baltimore will take too kindly to 'outsiders' policing their city. I know I wouldn't like it if it happened in my city.

… and then there's the optics of Christie sending state police when "the blacks" riot, but is mum when "the whites" do it…

Has anyone had luck with using Milky Spore to rid themselves of grubs?

Specifically these:

I was prepping spoil for the garden and found a bunch. Went and bought some today and I hope it rids me of these nasty buggers this year.

They wiped out my dukes last year and now I see they are in my main veggie bed.


Is there DU interest in Starting a Martin O'Malley group?

In recent weeks a lot of DU'rs have expressed interest in learning more about him and his positions.

He may or may not run for the Presidential nomination, and he may be even more viable as a VP candidate. So often, when his name is floated, there seems to be a lot of people that would like to know more about him, and I asked in AtA if it was possible if there is interest. http://www.democraticunderground.com/12597719

My intent, for the record, is NOT to be divisive now that Hillary Clinton has entered the race.

I believe it might be good for informational purposes.

Edited to fix a typo…

Wondering about a Martin O'Malley group

I am not sure if it makes sense, but the last week or so a lot of people have mentioned him as a possible Dem Nominee and many people want to learn more about him as such.

Do you think a O'Malley group would be a good idea to be used as an information clearinghouse so people could get more acquainted with him?

Thanks in advance,

Prince Doc: Hunting for the Secret Vault

8 minutes and it is really cool!

Going to see Martin O'Malley this evening! O'Malley's March is playing in DC!


If I get a chance, I will ask him if he is thinking about a run in the primaries!

Either way, he's a pretty good musician!

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