July 19, 2012
President Barack Obama is now openly preaching the radical egalitarianism of John Rawls. Sneering at us Americans because we don't and can't produce the circumstances of our own births which is, of course, impossible. Mr. Obama arrogantly asserts that none of us deserve any credit for any distinctions any of us have ever achieved ourselves, whether those distinctions are vocational, familial, sporting, academic, and so on. He arrogantly demands that we believe him over the evidence of our own senses and that we submit to him as faceless, mindless cogs in wheels that he and a few of his own people will push around at their whims.
June 26, 2012
Mohamed Morsi, the first freely elected president in Egypt's history, is soon to take office under circumstances that are far from ideal. While Egypt's ruling military has conceded his victory over its preferred candidate in the presidential runoff election, Ahmed Shafiq, the generals who have been running the country show no sign of being ready to give up power. Last week they issued a decree stripping the president's office of its authority over the budget, national security and most domestic matters.
March 25, 2012
Former Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth, who played an important role in the negotiations of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the end of the NFL lockout last year, was elected as the president of the NFL Players Association during the union's Board of Player Representatives meeting today. Foxworth, a former standout at Western Tech and Maryland, had his contract terminated by the Ravens on March 5. He played in just two games for the Ravens the past two seasons after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a non-contact drill on the first day of training camp in 2010.
November 24, 2011
James (Jim) H. Durfee , of Office Movers, Inc., in Elkridge, has been elected president of the Office Moving Alliance at its 2011 Annual Meeting, held Oct. 24-27, in Phoenix. Durfee will serve a two-year term at OMA, an international trade organization that boasts member revenues in excess of $780 million. Durfee will serve as President of OMA in addition to his regular position at Office Movers Inc. Ron Mason , chief operating officer, and chief executive officer Jerry Rader , both of Corridor Mortgage Group, presented a check for $7,500 to Special Olympics Howard County director Bob Baker . Corridor raised the money through a golf tournament held in October.
July 2, 2011
Howard County State's Attorney Dario J. Broccolino has been elected president of the Maryland State's Attorneys Association. Broccolino was elected June 21 at a meeting of the organization in http://www.baltimoresun.com/travel/beaches/. Broccolino, 66, has worked as a prosecutor in Howard County since 1999 and had served as the state's attorneys' coordinator for the Maryland association for 11 years. He was appointed the county's state's attorney in April 2008 and won election to a four-year term last November.
May 15, 2008
Marietta English will remain president of the Baltimore Teachers Union after soundly defeating longtime rival Sharon Y. Blake in an election yesterday. English captured about 60 percent of the vote to about 34 percent for Blake, union officials announced. About 1,000 educators cast votes. The union has about 8,000 members, 6,000 of them teachers. "I'm very thankful to the membership for putting their trust in me again for the next two years. We're going to continue to work on their behalf," English said.