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Wednesday Caption Contest: Kerry & Bibi

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(AP – HT: Weasel Zippers)

The above picture of John Kerry and Benjamin Netanyahu inspired my latest caption contest. Just leave your humorous caption in the comments below.

 

The Quinton Report on Beretta featured by Twitchy

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Earlier today, a post at Twitchy included a tweet I made linking to my previous story, “Beretta moving all of its manufacturing out of Maryland due to anti-gun laws.”

Beretta USA is moving all of its manufacturing to a new plant being built in Gallatin, Tennessee. The current plant is in Accokeek, Maryland.

May 2014: Another record month for The Quinton Report

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Site traffic for The Quinton Report in May surpassed the previous monthly site traffic record set earlier this year in March.

Here are the top 20 posts, based on traffic, from May:

  1. It’s Memorial Day, not Veterans Day (and why that distinction is important)
  2. UMBC student Matt Vesely missing – last seen in Perry Hall, MD (a post when he was found ranked highly too)
  3. 47% of Maryland residents would leave if they could
  4. A note about Ryan Miner
  5. Maryland tied for “most gerrymandered state”
  6. Clayton Kelly, Chris McDaniel, and rumors about Thad Cochran
  7. Larry Hogan, “a businessman, not a politician”, filed for bankruptcy
  8. Catholic blogger mistakes Memorial Day for Veterans Day; then politicizes it
  9. Schuh’s campaign gets it wrong on Constitution, Pledge
  10. Baltimore mayor shows her ignorance of farms
  11. ‘Total victory’ for pro-life pregnancy centers in Montgomery County case
  12. Charles Lollar earns a D+ from the NRA
  13. Prankster invades O’Malley’s Reddit AMA
  14. Is this church ad over the line or just tacky?
  15. Hogan internal poll memo omits GOP primary; shows him losing in November
  16. More on Larry Hogan’s Campaign Staff and Consultants
  17. GOP calls on O’Malley appointee to resign over campaign sign theft charges
  18. Opponents call for investigation into Hogan’s campaign finances
  19. Union-connected O’Malley appointee charged with campaign sign theft
  20. Sarah Silverman refers to the unborn as “goo” on Bill Maher

LifeNews.com on Sarah Silverman’s comments

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Life News picks up a previous post I wrote discussing Sarah Silverman referring to the unborn as “goo.”

Here’s video of the comments:

The Quinton Report’s Top 15 MD Politics Stories of 2014

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As I did some digging into site analytics the other night, I also took a look at the top 15 posts related to Maryland politics on my site so far in 2014. This is based solely on site traffic this year.

1. GOP candidate: masturbation is Satan’s plot to silence the church

2. 47% of Maryland residents would leave if they could

3. Report: Steve Schuh’s temper leads to fireworks at GOP dinner

4. Maryland tied for “most-gerrymandered state”

5. Elijah Cummings owed IRS $30,000 in back taxes

6. Maryland officials change name of Common Core

7. No, Jeannie Haddaway is not dropping out as David Craig’s running mate

8. Legislative aide falsely told police a “black male” assaulted him

9. The Sun sets on Red Maryland

10. Delores Kelley: Poster Child for the Nanny State

11. State delegate tells blogger to leave Maryland

12. Dan Bongino’s new GOP primary opponent gave money to Democrats

13. State Board of Elections disqualifies MD gubernatorial candidate

14. Why is the MD GOP still searching for an Attorney General candidate?

15. Short list of Larry Hogan’s potential running mates

The Quinton Report’s Top 25 Stories for 2014

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As I did some digging into site analytics last night, I decided to take a look at the top 25 posts on my site so far in 2014. This is based solely on site traffic this year.

1. Chick-Fil-A Selling Fish Sandwiches for Lent

2. GOP candidate: masturbation is Satan’s plot to silence the church

3. Review: Chick-Fil-A’s Fish Sandwich

4. More on Maryland mall shooter Darion Marcus Aguilar

5. UMBC student Matt Vesely missing – last seen in Perry Hall, MD

6. 47% of Maryland residents would leave if they could

7. New Report: Susan Smith’s prison girlfriend (and a personal note)

8. A note about Ryan Miner

9. Report: Steve Schuh’s temper leads to fireworks at GOP dinner

10. Maryland tied for “most-gerrymandered state”

11. Elijah Cummings owed IRS $30,000 in back taxes

12. Maryland officials change name of Common Core

13. No, Jeannie Haddaway is not dropping out as David Craig’s running mate

14. Report: Ray Rice knocked his fiancee out.

15. Legislative aide falsely told police a “black male” assaulted him

16. The Sun sets on Red Maryland

17. Delores Kelley: Poster Child for the Nanny State

18. State delegate tells blogger to leave Maryland

19. Clayton Kelly, Chris McDaniel, and rumors about Thad Cochran

20. Dan Bongino’s new GOP primary opponent gave money to Democrats

21. 2,142 cases of cognac stolen from Baltimore County business

22. State Board of Elections disqualifies MD gubernatorial candidate

23. Why is the MD GOP still searching for an Attorney General candidate?

24. Short list of Larry Hogan’s potential running mates

25. Charles Lollar’s Running Mate Revealed

Listen to Free State Happy Hour Today from 4-5 pm ET

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I will appear on Free State Happy Hour today to talk about recent coverage here at The Quinton Report. Listen to the whole show from 4-5 pm EDT and I will be on around 4:15

2 days left to support me in the fight against brain cancer

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I noted before that I’m participating the Race for Hope in DC on May 4 (this Sunday) to help fight brain cancer. As you may already know, my dad passed away in 2012 after a fight with glioblastoma. I have raised $1365 $1390 so far. My current goal is $1500 and the race is two days away. Could you help me reach my goal?

Thanks to everyone who has already donated. I really appreciate it. If you could give a little more that would be greatly appreciated. If you haven’t given yet, I’d really appreciate your contribution to help fight brain cancer and to support me in the race.

The Quinton Report in the News, 5/1/14

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I already noted earlier this week about a host on WQSC in Charleston, South Carolina reading a post from my site by guest blogger Drew Collins . Additionally, Maryland Reporter included a link to my post on Maryland Right to Life’s endorsements of candidates.

The thing I wrote this week that got the most attention was the report that 47% of Maryland residents would leave the state if they could. It was linked to by Red Maryland, Watchdog Wire, and WCBM.com. My tweet about it received a lot of retweets and there were a fair number of original tweets about it.

WCBM even featured it, with a link to me, as a rotating graphic on the front page their site:

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Watchdog Wire even featured it as a Must Read on their national site:

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Guest blogging at the Quinton Report

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As you may have noticed this morning, my good friend Drew Collins wrote a guest post on the U.S. Senate race in South Carolina. Additionally, Chris Short has written here before about the Veterans Administration and also about health savings accounts for veterans.

If you’d like to be an ocassional guest blogger here, just leave a comment below or drop me a line (jeff.quinton@gmail.com).