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#21 bmore_ken

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 08:27 AM

Yeah, we get it, as long as ken gets his screw everyone else and if you don't like it leave. No need to try and make things fair for everyone. Nice.


What exactly am I getting? I'm against gerrymandering by either party. I just don't understand people who complain about Maryland daily but still choose to reside here. If I didn't like it here, I would move to a place better suited for me. Which is why I'm retiring to Delaware instead of biatching about Maryland's retirement taxation policies.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 08:55 AM

Feel free to move to another state that works better for you. :)

I am starting to work towards a move to another state but that doesn't mean I can't try to help make this one better while I am here. Ending gerrymandering and having fair redistricting is a step in that direction, IMO.
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Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:05 AM

Funny how Republicans will tell Democrats to move to a different country if they don't like the things the Republican congress does but gets their panties in a bunch when told to move to a different state if they don't like the things a Democratic GA does.

 

 

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#24 bmore_ken

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:13 AM

I am starting to work towards a move to another state but that doesn't mean I can't try to help make this one better while I am here. Ending gerrymandering and having fair redistricting is a step in that direction, IMO.


Good luck. I mean that sincerely.
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Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:11 AM

Good luck. I mean that sincerely.

Thanks and if the state I am working towards moving to gerrymanders for either party I will oppose it there too.
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Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:15 AM

The Dems did leave a door open to fair redistricting, but it involves other states.  Not sure why what they do should affect Maryland doing the right thing, but there it is.

 

"Democratic leaders have rebuffed Hogan's attempt to change the way the state draws congressional boundaries, calling for instead a national shift where states dominated by Republicans and Democrats each changed how they drew boundaries. They have likened changing Maryland's system alone to unilateral disarmament.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch issued a joint statement promising to pass what they called the Mid-Atlantic Regional Compact. If New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina all pass the same deal, the state's would each draw congressional districts using an independent commission.

The next redistricting process will take place after the 2020 census. Under the current system, General Assembly districts are drawn by the governor, and congressional districts are drawn by the General Assembly."

 

http://www.baltimore...0320-story.html



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:02 PM

Feel free to move to another state that works better for you. :)

would that apply to countries as well?

Like, say a person refused to do a simple act like stand for the flag during the anthem or hated the President so much it just drove them nuts, would you advise them to seek another country?



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:05 PM

In Maryland, the primary authority to draw both congressional and state legislative district lines rests with the state legislature. The governor submits a state legislative redistricting proposal (an advisory commission appointed by the governor assists in drafting this proposal). The state legislature may pass its own plan by joint resolution, which is not subject to gubernatorial veto. If the legislature fails to approve its own plan, the governor's plan takes effect.[14]

Congressional lines are drawn solely by the legislature and may be vetoed by the governor.[14]

The Maryland Constitution requires that state legislative districts be contiguous, compact, and "give 'due regard' for political boundaries and natural features." No such requirements apply to congressional districts.[14]

https://ballotpedia....ing_in_Maryland

this quote says the gov does the state legislative districts?

" Under the current system, General Assembly districts are drawn by the governor, and congressional districts are drawn by the General Assembly."



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:36 PM

Feel free to move to a state that gerrymanders for the Republicans, there are plenty.  Better?

More playground Johnny hit me first from someone who agrees with the abuse of power

as long as you like a power being abused in your favor.


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#30 bmore_ken

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 08:00 PM

would that apply to countries as well?

Like, say a person refused to do a simple act like stand for the flag during the anthem or hated the President so much it just drove them nuts, would you advise them to seek another country?

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#31 bmore_ken

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 08:01 PM

More playground Johnny hit me first from someone who agrees with the abuse of power

as long as you like a power being abused in your favor.

Where did he post that? I don't see it. 


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:11 AM

What exactly am I getting? I'm against gerrymandering by either party. I just don't understand people who complain about Maryland daily but still choose to reside here. If I didn't like it here, I would move to a place better suited for me. Which is why I'm retiring to Delaware instead of biatching about Maryland's retirement taxation policies.

 Funny me to.

But knowing the way things work.....some carpetbagger from MD will get into office and get MD like taxes installed.

I would prefer Florida....fishing is better....and you can carry. What else could a man want from life. Ohhhh better scotch at a better price. That's about it. ;) :D



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 01:51 PM

Funny me to.
But knowing the way things work.....some carpetbagger from MD will get into office and get MD like taxes installed.
I would prefer Florida....fishing is better....and you can carry. What else could a man want from life. Ohhhh better scotch at a better price. That's about it. ;) :D


I thought about Florida, but I prefer four seasons. I'd even miss the occasional snow storm, though not the shoveling that comes with it.
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#34 stevez51

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 01:57 PM

 Funny me to.

But knowing the way things work.....some carpetbagger from MD will get into office and get MD like taxes installed.

I would prefer Florida....fishing is better....and you can carry. What else could a man want from life. Ohhhh better scotch at a better price. That's about it. ;) :D

 

Too many bugs. My oldest moved to Georgia almost 2 yrs ago. Wants us to retire there to be around the grandkids. His other brothers say no. Need some grandkids here for Mom Mom to be happy.



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 02:25 PM

Too many bugs. My oldest moved to Georgia almost 2 yrs ago. Wants us to retire there to be around the grandkids. His other brothers say no. Need some grandkids here for Mom Mom to be happy.

 

I agree re the bugs. We like a change of seasons as well.   We're looking at lower slower Delaware in a few years, that way we can stay relatively close to family, at least the ones that are still alive.  :)



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 02:52 PM

Too many bugs. My oldest moved to Georgia almost 2 yrs ago. Wants us to retire there to be around the grandkids. His other brothers say no. Need some grandkids here for Mom Mom to be happy.

 

We were going to retire to the NC/SC border when our youngest son announced that they were having a baby.  Looks like we'll be staying in the area so I can be near the little one.



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 06:20 AM

More playground Johnny hit me first from someone who agrees with the abuse of power

as long as you like a power being abused in your favor.

 

I don't like gerrymandering period.  When someone complains about the Republicans doing it in Nationals, I usually always mention Maryland.



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 07:27 AM

I don't like gerrymandering period.  When someone complains about the Republicans doing it in Nationals, I usually always mention Maryland.

And in reply, do you get hammered with that "false equivalency" stuff?  ;)



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 07:46 AM

And in reply, do you get hammered with that "false equivalency" stuff?  ;)

 

It's ok, I've been branded a "leftist".



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 02:32 PM

It's ok, I've been branded a "leftist".

You too? I'm not alone :D
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