Post New Article

As School District Implements Busing
Over Near-Unanimous Opposition,
Chinese Immigrants See Communism

Original Article

Posted By: Judy W., 11/24/2019 8:46:12 AM

The Howard County, Maryland, school board voted to implement a massive, 1970s-style busing program Thursday, despite overwhelming opposition. After one vote failed, members went into a back room, and when they came out, one of the members who voted “no” was crying. They did a do-over and she changed her vote. Board member Jennifer Mallo lectured to constituents who voiced displeasure, saying it was a “privilege” that they got to witness the meeting, admonishing them not criticize her on social media, and complaining about her salary. Immigrants from China and the former Soviet Union said that what they were witnessing reminded them of the totalitarian regimes where they grew up.


This is utterly horrifying. I was in Philadelphia in the late 1960s when they put in busing and it was hated by both black and white parents. What is the organization that is pushing this? Its intent is obviously to disrupt communities and families, disorient children, and assert tyrannical authority.

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: jasonB 11/24/2019 8:54:30 AM (No. 243998)
Seriously, why comply? When do people just say 'Enough' . Take your ruling and shove it. If 50 people did it, it's game over.
13 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 11/24/2019 8:54:40 AM (No. 243999)
Coombs was verbally abused and ridiculed in the back room and was brow beaten to conform with the rest of the board. Follow the money on this one to understand who was behind the board's vote. Meanwhile, tar and feather the board members except for Coombs. This thing is disgusting.
19 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: anniebc 11/24/2019 8:58:08 AM (No. 244003)
I shall henceforth refer to leftists as totalitarian leftists. If they criticize Jennifer Mallo on social media, what's she going to do, send the police to arrest them? She should have been dragged out of that meeting and summarily fired by her constituents. She wants to play illegal, they can too! It's not just the federals that we have to worry about; it's also the county wannabe dictators. They think they don't have to follow the rules and the laws either. And, sister-girl says they don't pay her enough, because her hindness' rulership deserves more.
12 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: dirtyjersey 11/24/2019 9:00:33 AM (No. 244008)
I’m going to guess that most of these people complaining voted for Democrats. Now they are reaping what they have sown. Property values will go down, along with test scores. When you let the government run your life, don’t be surprised when they do.
29 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: voxpopuli 11/24/2019 9:00:46 AM (No. 244009)
They did a do-over and she changed her vote. must've shown her some pictures of her son or husband in some compromising situation.. end justifies the means..
5 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: jacksin5 11/24/2019 9:05:54 AM (No. 244015)
I went to school in Boston in the 70's. We found out real quick that Public Schools are Government Schools, therefore the "Public" has no say anymore,
15 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: chumley 11/24/2019 9:30:45 AM (No. 244039)
This is one of the states that makes owning a gun so difficult, and the penalties so stiff, that honest citizens often don't bother. Now you see why.
9 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: Newtsche 11/24/2019 9:39:45 AM (No. 244050)
"Social engineering" is an apt descriptor but too kind for the evil minds at work.
10 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: greggojo 11/24/2019 11:01:01 AM (No. 244151)
Petty Leftist (no doubt) bureaucrats with "social justice" blinders on, who are immune to common sense and the lessons of history. I'll wager that likely in the spring, (and well before the fall of next year) the citizens will hold a recall election, the board will be replaced, and the ill-advised busing will never take place. I saw something similar in a city where I used to live. The issue wasn't about busing, but it was a hugely unpopular move by a school board, and lo and behold, the parents took action and removed the proponents of the detested policy.
8 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: lakerman1 11/24/2019 11:22:05 AM (No. 244168)
Is social equity predicted to improve the academic performance of black students?? Have bus manufacturers invested campaign contributions in the process? I find this to be really baffling.
5 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Periwinkel 11/24/2019 11:41:17 AM (No. 244184)
Jefferson County Putlic Schools (Kentucky) spends millions on busing even after the court order ran out in 2000. As a result there is a robust, solid, excellent Catholic school system run by the Archdiocese of Louisville. JCPS ranks lowest in the state of Kentucky, a marginal state for education to begin with. Nearly 1/2 of the children don't read at grade level. But Boy!! do those kids know their Climate Change.
9 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 11/24/2019 11:57:04 AM (No. 244196)
Yep, the only way to help a black kid in school is to have a white kid sit next to him.....or at least that is what these fools apparently believe.
11 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: Omen55 11/24/2019 12:44:24 PM (No. 244252)
Are any of those member's kids gonna be on those buses?
9 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: lakerman1 11/24/2019 12:44:33 PM (No. 244253)
Second post apologies, but, #11, allow me to add to your post. Louisville and Jefferson County voluntarily merged their governements decades ago, but did not merge their school districts. The NAACP sued the new merged city-county government for failing to merge the school districts as well - that it was a racist act. And a federal District Court judge agreed, and issued an order to merge the school district. The outcome was an unmitigated disaster. Why do I have such information? Suffice it to say I was a labor arbitrator for 31 years, and have intimate knowledge of the forced merger in that merged school district..
6 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Olde Buck 11/24/2019 12:58:44 PM (No. 244271)
I have ZERO sympathy for the voters of Howard County. We had a reasonable Republican County Exec, Alan Kittleman, who was voted out after one term and replaced by calvin ball, one of the usual suspects, who promptly made Howard County a "sanctuary county". These same parents, who are rightly outraged helped fill the school board with devout leftists to assist ball in his remake of Howard. The ones I feel sorry for are the voters who saw through this nonsense, but have to eat the same crap sandwich that the chumps are going to eat. Then, the ones I feel most sorry for are the children who are now race tokens to be used in the communist social engineering efforts of calvin ball and his fellow travelers.
10 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Judy W. 11/24/2019 1:55:46 PM (No. 244310)
Note that this busing isn't about race (I don't think there are enough black people in Howard County for that). This is about income. Poor children will get to sit next to rich children. Or maybe it's that rich children will get to sit next to poor childen. It's equally ridiculous either way.
4 people like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: Chuzzles 11/24/2019 2:01:34 PM (No. 244315)
There are reasons why busing failed then and it will fail again. Parents want their kids to have the best possible educations, and that includes minority parents too. Why scrimp and save to move to better districts when the idiots in charge change the rules? This is one time they need to do a massive class action suit against these commies. They don't even consider the concept of fixing the schools in the first place. They would rather abuse their power and abuse the residents than spend money on actually fixing the schools in the poor districts.
4 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 11/24/2019 3:07:40 PM (No. 244352)
Gee, here's an idea. Force a special election and throw out the entire school board. Negate their asinine decision at the same time. Resist! Resist!! Resist We Much!!!
3 people like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: RuckusTom 11/24/2019 3:52:53 PM (No. 244369)
Got to let those middle class kids co-mingle with the inner city kids and vice versa. It's all part of cultural enrichment.
1 person likes this.

Reply 20 - Posted by: red1066 11/24/2019 4:44:29 PM (No. 244413)
This whole thing is based on the false narrative that schools with kids from lower incomes are somehow disadvantaged despite the fact that all schools in the county have the same funding needs met. No school in Howard county (one of the wealthiest in the state) has a funding problem. The excuse that schools are overcrowded is pure BS. I grew up when all my classes had somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 kids in each class. No one ever felt over looked or that we lacked individual attention.
3 people like this.

Reply 21 - Posted by: NorthernDog 11/24/2019 5:06:25 PM (No. 244429)
What's the carbon footprint of all this extra busing? According to liberals, we only have about 10 years to 'save the planet', and they vote for smoke-belching buses to drive back and forth to appease some PC god.
1 person likes this.

Reply 22 - Posted by: MickTurn 11/25/2019 8:37:25 AM (No. 244893)
I will NOT get on your bucking fus!
0 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "Judy W."
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by Judy W."
Ilhan Omar 'Qatari asset,'
Florida court hears
4 replies
Posted by Judy W. 11/25/2019 8:00:34 PM Post Reply
Ilhan Omar was recruited by a foreign government, received funding from a foreign government, and passed sensitive information through intermediates to Iran, a Florida court has been told. (Snip) Speaking from Toronto by video link, Bender told the Florida District Court that he met with Qatar’s Secretary to the Emir for Security Affairs Mohammad bin Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Masnad and two other senior Qatari officials. According to his sworn deposition, the three officials told him: “If it wasn't for our cash, Ilhan Omar would be just another black Somali refugee in America collecting welfare and serving tables on weekends."
I Left England Because of Socialized
Medicine. My Life Depended on It.
16 replies
Posted by Judy W. 11/25/2019 8:05:26 AM Post Reply
Imagine strapping your infant child into a car seat, only to see his body suddenly jerk forward or backward, arms and legs stiffening, and eyes rolling back in the head. Alarm quickly turns to panic, which turns to frantic weaving through traffic to get to the hospital. Within minutes of arriving, the child is rushed in for treatment with a team of neurologists by the bedside carefully taking notes. That child was me. (Snip) Because time was of the essence, I was treated almost immediately with Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). I had to have constant supervision, at least a weekly check, from a neurologist
As School District Implements Busing
Over Near-Unanimous Opposition,
Chinese Immigrants See Communism
22 replies
Posted by Judy W. 11/24/2019 8:46:12 AM Post Reply
The Howard County, Maryland, school board voted to implement a massive, 1970s-style busing program Thursday, despite overwhelming opposition. After one vote failed, members went into a back room, and when they came out, one of the members who voted “no” was crying. They did a do-over and she changed her vote. Board member Jennifer Mallo lectured to constituents who voiced displeasure, saying it was a “privilege” that they got to witness the meeting, admonishing them not criticize her on social media, and complaining about her salary. Immigrants from China and the former Soviet Union said that what they were witnessing reminded them of the totalitarian regimes where they grew up.
Setting the Record Straight on the
Value of US Military Aid to Ukraine
6 replies
Posted by Judy W. 11/20/2019 5:06:47 PM Post Reply
KYIV, Ukraine—U.S. military aid is a luxury, not a necessity, for Ukrainian combat operations to counter Russian aggression. From what I’ve seen, the country is perfectly capable of fighting its own war—with or without the American military aid. However, recent news reports and social media commentaries highlight the fact that Ukraine’s armed forces suffered at least 13 combat deaths during the 55 days in which the Trump administration withheld nearly $400 million in military aid from mid-July to mid-September. David Frum [tweet] These Ukrainian soldiers were killed in August 2019, while President Trump was withholding congressionally voted military aid to pressure Ukraine
Detention, Socialist Style (or
How I Never Learned Math)
4 replies
Posted by Judy W. 11/18/2019 8:08:08 AM Post Reply
"You’re really not that bright, are you, Emina?” said Mira M., my elementary school math teacher. She looked at me with contempt, the kind even a 7-year-old could understand. I understood, but had not yet experienced, adult rejection on that scale. In the days of Yugoslavian Communism, we used to address individual teachers as “comrade teacher,” corresponding to the male or female gender. Technically, a comrade is supposed to be someone to whom you feel close or upon whom you can rely, and because of this habit of speech, it is supposed to be the case that there develops a sense not only of solidarity but of complete equality.
Big dope: how marijuana benefited
from one of the slickest
PR campaigns in history
9 replies
Posted by Judy W. 11/15/2019 1:06:48 PM Post Reply
When Jared Loughner shot Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the head, on January 8, 2011, an appalled America sought some sort of reason for this cruel action, and for some remedy. (Snip) When post-arrest pictures were released, showing him smirking and vague, I had little doubt what I was seeing. It did not take long to find out that my suspicions — that he was a user of mind-altering drugs — were justified. But in all the years since, this aspect of his past has been noted but not in any way acted upon.
One Trade School’s Path to Success 6 replies
Posted by Judy W. 11/15/2019 7:11:12 AM Post Reply
Kay S. Hymowitz joins City Journal editor Brian Anderson to discuss Pennsylvania’s Williamson College of the Trades, a three-year school for young men offering a debt-free path to high-paying work—and the life skills to help them get there. “Trade schools” have long had a stigma in American culture, but Williamson is no ordinary trade school: students wake up early to the sound of reveille and attend academic classes in coats and ties. As Hymowitz writes in City Journal’s autumn issue, “With its old-timey rituals, rigorous scheduling, and immersive culture, Williamson has a military-school feel.” But according to the students she interviewed, the prospect of a good-paying career
How Journalists Became
Fahrenheit 451–Style 'Firemen'
9 replies
Posted by Judy W. 11/14/2019 7:45:47 AM Post Reply
"The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That's a sea change. They literally know nothing." –Barack Obama foreign policy adviser, Ben Rhodes A week ago James O'Keefe's Project Veritas released a hot mic rant by ABC's Amy Robach lamenting her network's deep-sixing of the Jeffery Epstein saga three years prior. In watching this video clip and tracking the media response to it I was reminded of a scene in Ray Bradbury's classic 1951 sci-fi novel Fahrenheit 451.
The Real Mystery about
C*aramella and Vindman
6 replies
Posted by Judy W. 11/13/2019 7:12:50 PM Post Reply
I was chatting with Terry, my writing partner, this morning. He was in the Intelligence Community for years, as was I; Terry on the analysis side, me in collection and later as a computer security researcher. (Snip) Now, Terry is a Democrat, pretty liberal, not at all impressed with Trump. But we were talking about Eric Ciaramella who was fired from the White House staff because he was leaking confidential information to the media. According to all the sources, he then returned to the CIA where he currently works. Which is, frankly, odd. How, exactly, do you lose a job for security violations and return to the CIA?
A doctor is accused of performing
hysterectomies and other unnecessary
medical procedures on patients
without their consent
18 replies
Posted by Judy W. 11/13/2019 8:41:19 AM Post Reply
A Virginia doctor has been arrested after he was accused of performing hysterectomies and other unnecessary medical procedures on patients without their consent, according to a federal affidavit. (Snip) Perwaiz has been the subject of at least eight malpractice lawsuits, the affidavit noted. In those lawsuits, plaintiffs allege he falsified medical records to justify unnecessary procedures, performed up to 30 surgeries in one day and provided "substandard care" that caused permanent injuries in at least three patients, according to the affidavit's description of the lawsuits. Two patients suffered life-threatening injuries, the affidavit said. The disposition of the malpractice lawsuits is not clear.
Has the Coup Already Happened? 9 replies
Posted by Judy W. 11/12/2019 6:46:08 AM Post Reply
Democrats in Congress, Democratic operatives in the deep state, and co-conspirators in the corporate leftist propaganda conglomerate are attempting to drive Trump from office. This hyperpartisan process rightly has been called an attempted coup. It is also a brazen fraud. (Snip) But in a deeper sense, isn’t it clear that the coup has already happened? By trying to overthrow the results of a presidential election, the political elite is merely showing its hand; America has an elite that believes it now rules in America. We have an elite that does not accept the American idea of government—government by, for, and of the people.
The Looming ‘1984’ Election 13 replies
Posted by Judy W. 11/11/2019 7:39:34 AM Post Reply
For a variety of reasons, the 2020 election is going to be a referendum beyond Donald Trump’s record and his Democratic opposition. The furor that Trump has incurred, and the radical antithesis to his agenda and first term, have redefined the looming election. It is becoming a stark choice between a revolutionary future versus American traditionalism. The choice in reductionist terms will be one between a growing, statist Panopticon, fueled by social media, a media-progressive nexus, and an electronic posse. Online trolls and government bureaucrats seek to know everything about us, in Big Brother fashion to monitor our very thoughts
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Maxine Waters: Ben Carson Lacks the
‘Intelligence’ to Be HUD Secretary
59 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 11/25/2019 12:51:33 AM Post Reply
On Sunday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said former neurosurgeon Ben Carson did not have the “intelligence” for his current position as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Carson had said Waters lacks basic manners after she had written President Donald Trump a letter demanding answers on reports that the administration was considering moving homeless people off the streets in California. Waters said, “I sent him a letter, and he sent me a letter claiming that I had no manner, etc. I basically said to my staff, I really don’t have time to be bonded by somebody who does not know the difference between REO and OEO.
US, EU 'owe half the cost'
of repairing climate damage
42 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 11/25/2019 10:47:08 AM Post Reply
Paris - The United States and Europe bear more than half the cost of repairing the damage already wrought by climate change, a coalition of environmental groups said Monday. Based on their historic greenhouse gas emissions, the US and EU should be held jointly responsible for 54 percent of funding owed to developing nations already dealing with extreme flooding, droughts and megastorms rendered more frequent and intense by global warming, the groups said. (Snip) But as climate change outpaces efforts to tame it, poorer nations -- historically virtually blameless for manmade emissions -- are pleading for richer countries to compensate them for the
Transgender People Claim Gays Are
‘Transphobic’ For Declining Sex With Them
37 replies
Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 11/25/2019 9:26:32 AM Post Reply
Gender transition can leave transgender people in a bit of a bind about their sexual desirability. While a transgender female may look, act, and feel masculine and exhibit male tendencies, she is just as female as any other female. If she is interested in either gay men or straight women, she could find herself perpetually attracted to individuals who are not going to be interested in her simply because of her vagina. The same holds true for transgender men who have retained their penises. If they are into lesbian women or straight men, those two demographics will most likely be turned off by their body parts.
Napolitano Goes Full Schiff 34 replies
Posted by shazbot123 11/25/2019 4:30:10 AM Post Reply
The descent of Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano into foolishness continues with a series of TV appearances in which the former New York Superior Court judge adopts the Adam Schiff interpretation of the Constitution where you are not allowed to confront your accuser, where being a fact witness does not require you to recuse yourself from running a kangaroo court impeachment inquiry, and where hearsay and presumption determine you are guilty until proven innocent.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released
From Hospital Following 'Chills And Fever'
33 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 11/24/2019 1:11:31 PM Post Reply
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Sunday, two days after she was admitted for chills and fever. "She is home and doing well," the court said in a statement. Ginsburg checked in to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Friday. "She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. before being transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital for further evaluation and treatment of any possible infection," the court said in an earlier statement, which noted that Ginsburg's symptoms abated after she received intravenous antibiotics and fluids. The hospital stay is the latest in a
Jane Fonda: What Trump’s ‘Doing
to the world … Is Criminal’
32 replies
Posted by Imright 11/24/2019 10:08:53 AM Post Reply
Actress-turned full-time climate change activist Jane Fonda appeared on CNN on Saturday and accused President Donald Trump of committing criminal actions against the world. “I don’t hate him. I feel sad for him,” Fonda said on CNN’s The Van Jones Show. “And what he’s doing to the world … is just criminal. It’s just criminal. It’s terrible. But there’s more of us, and we can make a difference.” “He’s a petroleum president… they are so in bed with the fossil fuel industry that there’s nothing that even Pamela Anderson could get out of Donald Trump,” the Netflix sitcom star said.Fonda was reacting to
WaPo reporter: We’re hearing behind the
scenes that more House Dems are getting
“cold feet” about impeachment
31 replies
Posted by MissMolly 11/25/2019 4:34:28 AM Post Reply
’ll take the opportunity up front to double down on this post from Friday. I’d bet my life savings plus several internal organs that Pelosi will have 218 to impeach. That’s based on the simple reality that failing to do so at this point would cost Democrats more politically than proceeding with impeachment would. Voters who hate Trump would be furious and voters who like Trump wouldn’t give Pelosi and Schiff an ounce of credit for standing down in the end. The president would gloat about it every day unto eternity. Pelosi, long respected by both sides for her ability to whip votes, would be humiliated utterly.
Shepard Smith Paints Press As Victim
Of Intimidation In First Remarks
Since Departure From FOX News
31 replies
Posted by Imright 11/24/2019 9:25:14 AM Post Reply
Shepard Smith recently appeared at a media event and spoke out for the first time since leaving FOX News.He apparently believes the press is a victim of intimidation. That will come as news to Trump supporters who have been attacked by the majority of the press for the last three years.Breitbart reports: Shepard Smith Laments ‘Intimidation of the Press’ in First Speech Since Fox Exi. Veteran TV anchor Shepard Smith decried the “intimidation” of journalists Thursday evening
Impeachment Is Destroying Democrats 30 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 11/24/2019 4:15:42 AM Post Reply
The goal of the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other Democratic Party leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives has been to use the impeachment inquiry to destroy President Donald Trump. They hope to impeach him, followed by conviction and removal from the U.S. Senate. Otherwise, they believe he will be so politically damaged that he will resign before the next election. Ironically, the exact opposite political result is occurring. The past two weeks, the nation was subjected to partisan impeachment hearings orchestrated by House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA). The process has been unfair to not only House Republicans but also to the target of their investigation, President Trump.
Two (!) polls find black
approval of Trump at 34%
29 replies
Posted by M2 11/25/2019 6:32:25 AM Post Reply
One poll could be an outlier, but when two resected polls find the same outcome, it’s time to realize that, most likely, something serious is going on. Rasmussen, whose own daily tracking poll revealed that 34% of black likely voters support President Trump, was initially cautious about interpreting that result, as this response to a tweet by Dineen Borelli shows: So when Mrs. @deneenborelli - a friend & an engaged supporter of @realDonaldTrump today presents a snapshot of our privacy-focused daily likely voter results, please remember, not all survey samples & collection techniques are equal or comparable. (Remember Nov 9th 2016?) 3/3 — Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) November 23, 2019
CNN’s Brian Stelter Hosts Segment Branding
President Trump a ‘Destructive Cult
Leader’ Who is Using ‘Mind Control’
29 replies
Posted by Imright 11/24/2019 6:26:04 PM Post Reply
CNN’s Brian Stelter ended his Sunday show with a segment claiming that President Donald Trump is a “destructive cult leader” who is “using mind control.” Stelter began the segment by claiming that “the word ‘Cult’ has been popping up more and more,” using Anthony Scaramucci, who has been acting like a jilted lover, as an example.(Tweet/Video) Stelter’s guest was Steven Hassan, author of The Cult of Trump, who was a member of the Unification Church cult of the ‘70s,
WhiskeyWarrior556 falls victim
to New York’s red flag laws
29 replies
Posted by Bluehouse 11/24/2019 11:24:30 AM Post Reply
On Friday, police showed up to a young man’s workplace and tried to arrest him over social media posts reported to them by an old army buddy of the 28-year-old Afghanistan veteran. This man, known as Alex and popular on Instagram under the handle of WhiskeyWarrior556, slipped out of the back door, hurried home to check on his family where he found out police had already forced themselves into his home and confiscated his legal firearms after threatening his wife with calling child protective services to remove her newborn child. Alex then barricaded himself inside his own attic, unarmed. Law enforcement
Post New Article