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The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
Gerson Goldstein April 24, 2014 at 02:21 pm
SO, we cannot say GOD or the Pledge Of Allegiance in schools , or wear religious slogans on clothingRead More in schools, but the KKK's right to freedom of speech and hateful bigotry is NOT a hate crime and is allowed to uphold their own freedoms in society ???????? What am I missing here. ???????
Mark Houston April 24, 2014 at 02:28 pm
"??????? What am I missing here. ???????" A basic understanding of the 1st Amendment....
River Dog April 24, 2014 at 02:40 pm
KKK dwindling to less than10,000 members? Not just renaming themselves the Tea Party.
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Socrates Cee April 24, 2014 at 12:24 am
Now that is something. Imagine how big this baby will be in a couple of years. He probably won'tRead More even fit through a regular door!
Alison McArty April 24, 2014 at 11:35 am
Sunny do you have any scientific information whatsoever to back up your asinine comment?
erin greisch April 24, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Thank you Alison I was thinking the same thing....
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Sammy Samovar April 24, 2014 at 02:43 pm
I know I am sick and need help.
Pat Kittle April 24, 2014 at 02:49 pm
Notice our cowardly anonymous trolls are now trying to impersonate me -- typical when they lose aRead More debate. :-)
Pat Kittle April 24, 2014 at 02:53 pm
"Sammy Samovar" (failed troll) -- My previous comment was in response to your attempt toRead More hijack my name by slightly misspelling it -- but apparently it didn't work because your real name now appears. :-)
Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda is the best high school in Maryland, according to U.S. News and World Report. (Patch File Photo)
Justin case April 24, 2014 at 10:51 am
There goes Kolo correcting someone again, even though the article didn't specify Baltimore city orRead More Baltimore county. Either way it's still Baltimore
Maryellen Brady April 24, 2014 at 01:05 pm
Clearly indicates, that Anne Arundel High Schools need improvement and the School Board has to beRead More very astute in choosing the next Superintendent which is supposed to occur in May.
Steve O April 24, 2014 at 01:24 pm
Politics aside, something is screwy with this methodology. Churchill and Clarksburg don't even rankRead More despite numbers above most of the list some of which are laughably worse by comparison yet still received national rankings… Somehow I don't see a rush on folks moving from Potomac for what US News is naming as better schools down county. Unless I'm missing some byzantine aspect of the algorithm, by the list's own numbers those two schools should rank on the first page and I'd guess it's full of similar omissions and errors in areas I'm less familiar with…
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Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 02:22 pm
Boy, if you guys are like this now, what are you going to be acting like if she runs and wins theRead More presidency? Are your collective heads just going to pop?
B. Dub April 24, 2014 at 02:46 pm
Honestly, Michael, yes. I really can't imagine what that will be like. I have a good friend who isRead More as liberal as they get (we don't discuss politics, which is why we still like each other). There is a tiny part of me that would like to see Hillary win just to prove to my friend how wrong she is about her. But the rational part of me is scared - really scared - of how many fewer rights we would have under a Hillary presidency combined with a Democratic Congress. I mean we've already lost enough in the last 8 years; we need to stop the bleeding.
Kevin April 24, 2014 at 02:50 pm
Tom Hollman,all good points,but please,stop with the CAPS.
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nascarblue April 24, 2014 at 07:24 am
this "to me" is not funny, the swat teams are used for serious issues, hostage taking,Read More etc. to have a swat team called to a home behind a video game is stupid, these swat members are trained to save lives, etc. to be called to a home behind a video game is not funny, what happens if a REAL call comes in and swat is needed there, I hope they catch the idiot that called swat and he gets what he/she deserves
John Strother April 24, 2014 at 08:38 am
with caller ID they should be able to point to the caller. Sorry but an out of state telephoneRead More number should be a tip off.
Eddie April 24, 2014 at 08:52 am
The caller used Skype, via the Internet, and will probably never be found if he took certainRead More precautions unless he's running his mouth about this prank.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Grumpy Old Man April 24, 2014 at 02:02 pm
@Charles Taite - As one of the commentators responding to and to whom Black Panther of PoetryRead More responded I happen to agree with you. I don't know whether Patch removed him or whether he did so himself. I for one did not flag any of his comments as offensive regardless of my personal dislike of some of the comments he made. If Patch did so shame on Patch. P.S. As much as I have issues with what he wrote he is no where close to the KKK for bigotry or racist beliefs or talk but your point is well taken.
dwayne roberson April 24, 2014 at 02:17 pm
Patch deleted my comments on an Earth Day article. All I did was recommend JunkScience.com.
Charles Taite April 24, 2014 at 02:45 pm
TRUST ME!!! "The Black Panther of Poetry" did not do this himself. benicia patch didRead More it!! THIS IS NOT AMERICA!!!
The Maryland-National Capital Park Police are seeking the public’s help to find a man suspected of groping a woman while she was jogging Monday on Sligo Creek Parkway. Credit: File|Patch
Sue Keller April 23, 2014 at 06:47 pm
I appreciate the previous commenter's intentions.......We, as a society, have been teaching womenRead More how not to be assaulted for many, many years. Time to add teaching boys and men not to prey on women.
jag April 23, 2014 at 11:25 pm
What a disgusting person you are, Justin. Let's go and blame the victim (not to mention completelyRead More fabricate a backstory for her). You're unbelievably pathetic and gross.
Justin case April 24, 2014 at 10:08 am
Sorry i offended you jag(not really) but I'm human and naturally attracted to beautiful women. I'mRead More not blaming her for being assaulted, it was meant for all women in general you P.O.S. Every woman has a choice in what they wear, and they wear revealing clothes because they know men are looking, plain & simple. It's the perverts who take it from fantasy to reality that have major issues and no self control. In other words, if you put a rat in a tank full of snakes, chances are it will be devoured. Whether or not this young lady had on revealing clothes I don't know, but in general, most women don't jog in 3x sweatpants and hoodies, although they should or expect to be harassed
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 12:20 pm
Gary's post is full of falsehoods.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 12:22 pm
"Agreements or addenda" are not part of the Common Core. Again, if states are doing theirRead More own thing by adding stuff or agreeing to do something different, it isn't Common Core.
Millsey April 24, 2014 at 02:46 pm
If it's on the internet it must be true? A small group of parents make up some "facts" andRead More post it on random news sites. So it must be true? I'm in favor of trusting the actual sources of the program over a blog that someone created because they are afraid of their kids getting a better education.
Montgomery Village has been named a 2013 Tree City USA community. File|Patch
Sharon April 22, 2014 at 10:35 am
Is that why MVF had lawn service(s) running around past number of weeks trimming 'dead as doornail'Read More trees particularly these bothersome pine trees that make up most of the Village??!!!! I still would like to know if National Arbor Foundation takes survey via airplane and does a 'tree count' rather than on the ground...up close and personal! Are we ranked according to 'quality or QUANTITY'??!! Hummm! There's been a very large, DEAD pine tree branch laying near roadside in South Village that has been there since beginning of winter and our 1st snowfall. And there are quite a few other same case scenarios along the Village Avenue. These 'seeming contests' are entertaining!
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Paul April 22, 2014 at 09:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 02:39 pm
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE AMAZON PRIME OVER NETFLIX: Here's an interesting article from today (23 Apr 2014)Read More about how Amazon Prime just got HBO to stream at least some of its older content, plus "HBO GO," to Amazon's new Fire TV box, thereby making NetFlix upset because NetFlix (nor any other streaming service, including HULU) has never been able to get any HBO content; and so Amazon has scored a real coup! On the Fierce Wireless website | http://bit.ly/1i9J0l7 | Interesting.
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Pat Mcloughlin April 23, 2014 at 01:27 pm
Sorry, Autistic boy, but there are a multitude of crimes here. These so called 'friends' abused youRead More terribly ~ called 'bullying', & that alone cannot be tolerated. Then, there is animal cruelty involved, another terrible crime, plus, harassment of all kinds, leudness, & who knows what else. These 'friends' need to be charged & made aware of the seriousness of their deeds, punished accordingly & helped through proper mental councelling.
nonoise April 23, 2014 at 05:49 pm
It is probly the parents that want to drop the charges, not the boy. They shouldn't. I don'tRead More know why they would want to drop the charges.
Peggy Prater Mcmillan April 24, 2014 at 11:01 am
Those boys need to be punished, if they are doing things like that, no telling what they will beRead More like when they are older.