Thursday, November 02, 2006

News 'N Notes

- I've added a new section of links on the sidebar for local (neighborhood, building, complex, etc.) associations and message boards. Note that many of the Yahoo! groups included in this list require you to join before you can read and post messages. If you are aware of any additional groups/websites that you'd like to see added, please let me know via email.

- Al Gore and Martin "Carcetti" O'Malley will be at the Student Services Center of the MC Takoma Park/SS campus on Monday, November 6th. UPDATE: Because apparently only old people vote, this event has been moved to Leisure World. Weak.

UPDATE #2:

Here's the event details:

2:00PM - Vice President Al Gore to Campaign with Martin O’Malley and Anthony Brown at Leisure World

Club House II, Leisure World, 3701 Rossmoor Blvd, Silver Spring


- Governor "crush me with student loans" Ehrlich's appearance at the Silver Spring Metro didn't start out too well:

"You're going to lose, big time," the first man to shake Ehrlich's hand said before walking off to catch a bus.

- Speaking of Ehrlich, that transit commission he moved out of Silver Spring has a grand total of six employees. I'm sure that will be a boon to the economy of P.G. County and deliver a large number of votes. I bet those six people are thrilled about having their offices moved from Downtown Silver Spring to the New Carrollton Metro...

- Don't forget to submit your suggestion for a new name for City Place.



16 comments:

Terry in Silver Spring said...

"You're gonna lose big time"

This is why I LOVE Silver Spring.

Anonymous said...

Terry in Silver Spring said...
"You're gonna lose big time"

This is why I LOVE Silver Spring.

RE: Yeah too many bitter political retards live there.

Anonymous said...

omalley is a disaster. Baltimore SUCKS.

Sligo said...

Baltimore sucked before O'Malley and will continue to do so once he's gone.

ihateyuppies said...

Ehrlich Sucks. Michael Steele is an empty suit.

The only reason why Ehrlich became governor was because Kathleen Kennedy-Townsend ran the worst political campaign in Maryland history.

The Dems will score big wins on Tuesday.

Terry in Silver Spring said...

Anonymous, hon, given the structure and writing style of your comments, you are all over the Silver Spring blogs.

Grow a backbone and put a name to your posts.

Oh, and if you're the one who posted under MY name, stop it.

Anonymous said...

Frankly, 'terry in silver spring' or "ihateyuppies" are just as anonymous as "anonymous." Let's be real.

Terry in Silver Spring said...

Frankly, you can follow my comments consistently across these web pages.

Grow a backbone and keep a constant identity.

Anonymous said...

I THINK YA'LL NEED TO MIND YOUR BUSINESS, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I AM ALLOWED MY OPINION JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE IN THE U S OF A. JUST BECAUSE I AM NOT A RICH WHITE GIRL DOES NOT MAKE ME LESS IMPORTANT. I NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY ALL THE HATERS HATE SO MUCH. I THINK YOU ALL NEED ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENTS. DIDNT YOUR MAMA TEACH YOU TO RESPECT ONE ANOTHER? YOU ARE ALL SAD AND RACISTS.

Anonymous said...

Paranoid much? You are an anonymous poster on a blog. No one knows your race, yet you accuse other posters of discriminating against you because of it. Get real.

Michelle said...

Leisure World: what time? Anyone know? I would love to go...

Sligo said...

Michelle,

I've just updated the post with the event details.

Terry in Silver Spring said...

Did anyone go to the Clinton appearance in Upper Marlboro last night? I was really thinking about it, but the 9pm start time put me off. I figured that they'd really start up about 45 minutes late, at least. It just seemed too late for a Sunday night. I think I'm getting old. I would love to see Clinton speak in person. If he could run again, I'd vote for him, I swear.

Michelle said...

Hey thanks Sligo. I appreciate it.

I went, and left feeling like I shouldn't have bothered. The auditorium where it was held wasn't real big---I don't know how big, because I never got in to see! So a bunch of folks were crowded up along a set of 2 double doors leading into the auditorium; only 3 of the 4 were open because some Leisure World guy who was taking his job very seriously wouldn't open the other. While it was closed I couldn't see anything and could barely hear. Eventually after enough pleading from the crowd, halfway through Cardin's speech, the Door Cop opened number four ("as soon as someone crosses this line I'm closing it again"), so I could see a little over someone's shoulder. But Door Cop kept standing right in front of where that door had been, so between him and media people (also in the sight line between door and stage) it was only a slight improvement.

As soon as Gore came on, a bunch of Somewhat Important People kept pushing through the knot at the door, in and out of the auditorium, so you couldn't pay any attention to what was happening onstage because you were too busy flattening yourself against the person next to you to let some suity guy pass. If Blue Sweatshirt Guy is reading, I enjoyed it too but you should know I'm married...

In the end, I left early on into Gore's speech because I just wasn't able to catch any of it.

I guess I shouldn't be too selfish or surly, as big turnout is good... uh, although I hope all of the retired ladies and gents in attendance were there because they're fired up to punt the Republicans tomorrow and not because it was a better option than 2 p.m. partners ping-pong.

Meanwhile, I don't know what kind of auditorium or lecture halls the MC Takoma student center offers, but the building itself is huge, shiny and new; even just the multi-story central atrium in that building would have accomodated MANY more people than the room at Leisure World did.

Terry in Silver Spring said...

Michelle,

That must have been SO frustrating. I wonder why they chose the Camelot site. I've seen that listed as the location for several gatherings. Maybe the owner is a Dem and gives them a break on the hall rental.

Terry in Silver Spring said...

Changing the subject, my senior citizen parents (who live in PG County) are both really angry with CNN.

Apparently (I didn't see this), an item on CNN attributed Montgomery County's voting machine problems in the primary at least in part to the fact that many poll workers are senior citizens. Something about the elderly being less comfortable or competent with the technology.

Whoa, annoying senior citizens is NOT a good idea.