October 28th 2015
Save the Date!

The Republican Central Committee invites you to join us for a special reception for the Baltimore City Sitting Judges


With Special Guests:

House Minority Leader Nic Kipke

House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman

and Baltimore City GOP Chair Kent Boles  

Date:    October 28, 2015
Time:    5:30 - 7:30 pm
Where: The Historic Ropewalk Tavern in Federal Hill
             1209 S. Charles Street
             Baltimore, MD  21230

Momentum is building and the Baltimore City Judges 
really appreciate your super support!

We have a very busy month of October ahead of us.

We would love your continued participation.


Please RSVP to Barbara 410-576-4147  or bhoffnagel@gfrlaw.com

          $1000 – Co-host
              $500 – Sponsor
                 $150 – Supporter
                    $75 – Young Lawyers
I cannot attend but would like to donate $...

Make checks payable to:
Baltimore City Sitting Judges Committee
233 E. Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, Treasurer

or contribute securely online at: www.BaltimoreCitySittingJudges.com

Authority: Margaret Witherup, Treasurer







Our next public meeting is:


Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 06:30 PM


Enoch Pratt Free Library Southeast Anchor Branch


in Baltimore, MD



Richard J. Douglas Running for the U.S. Senate in Maryland

On August 24, 2015, Richard J. Douglas made the following announcement:

"Today, millions of American workers -- hourly, salaried, union, non-union, or jobless -- face an unprecedented crisis: Congress has become their adversary rather than their defender. A Congress too compromised or indifferent to restore the American workforce to a place of honor on our nation's priority list undermines the liberty, livelihood, and security of us all."

"In Congress, sheltered Maryland incumbents have thrown American workers to the wolves. Some of these Maryland career politicians even applauded in April when U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez said that Marylanders who are worried about uninvited foreign workers are 'enemies of the community.' Americans deserve better. They deserve unswerving loyalty from Congress. I am announcing for the Senate because too many Maryland incumbents are disloyal to voters."

"Larry Hogan's 2014 victory set the stage for improvements in Maryland to American worker conditions. To move ahead, Maryland requires a new team on Capitol Hill. I am convinced that Maryland has the wherewithal to overtake Texas in job creation, unless the political machine which brought Maryland rats, riots, and the rain tax smothers urgently-needed reform."
"In 2016, voters have the power to challenge that machine. Maryland can send a seasoned, common-sense Republican veteran to the Senate who is eager to challenge career politicians making American workers outcasts in their own country."

Navy veteran, lawyer, and businessman Richard J. Douglas spent five years in the U.S. Senate as a senior lawyer. He knows the Senate well, and how to make it work for American workers rather than against them. In July, 2015, Ambassador John Bolton endorsed Douglas's U.S. Senate candidacy. Douglas was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Counter-narcotics) for President George W. Bush. He served in the Justice Department and Foreign Service. He has lived in Mexico and speaks Spanish fluently. Douglas worked as a licensed Maryland stationary engineer seven years before he obtained a Maryland law license. A Navy reserve officer, in 2006 Douglas was recalled to active duty and served in Iraq. During the 1970s, he was a machinist's mate on a Navy attack submarine. The Douglas family resides in Prince George's County.

Contact: Jim Reeder (301) 633-0658
Web: www.douglasmaryland.com email: douglasformaryland (at) gmail.com
Twitter: @richardjdouglas Facebook: Richard J. Douglas / Maryland



Photo AP

Photo AP

Why the US government is on track

to 'normalizing' ISIS

By Alex VanNess

August 23, 2015 | 8:00pm



How long will it take the United States to recognize the Islamic State as a legitimate actor?

That may sound ridiculous. After all, ISIS is a barbaric and sociopathic band of terrorists who proudly highlight their brutality over the Internet. Unfortunately, recent history suggests this doesn’t disqualify them, as horrific as it sounds, from eventual recognition.

Since before 9/11, the Taliban laid claim to numerous terror attacks on civilian populations throughout Afghanistan. They harbored Osama bin Laden, and since the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom, they’ve been directly responsible for the deaths of more than 2,000 American troops.

Yet in January, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest cryptically explained that the Taliban was not a terrorist group but instead falls under a “different classification.”

Earnest’s verbal gymnastics were deployed in the service of explaining away the president’s decision to trade five members of the Taliban for the release of American soldier-captive Bowe Bergdahl.
Hamas is an openly anti-Semitic terrorist organization that has claimed responsibility for the deaths of hundreds of innocent civilians, including several Americans. Since its creation, the Gaza-based Hamas has been dedicated to the destruction of Israel and the murder of Jews. Hamas is brutally repressive toward women and gays; they have a tendency to savagely drag dead bodies through the streets. Read More at the New York Post: