Baltimore Sun quotes “Jack Mehoff” in Trump story

Baltimore Sun

A friend in DC posted about a story from The Baltimore Sun on Facebook today.

Ian Duncan, a reporter for The Baltimore Sun, filed a story at 10:44 p.m. Wednesday night about the visit of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to the Eastern Shore yesterday.

From the story:

Jack Mehoff, 19, praised Trump as a “hardworking, smart individual that wants the best for all people in this country that are allowed to be here.”

Here’s the screenshot from Duncan’s story if you don’t believe it (and for when they eventually change it – likely without an editor’s note):

jack mehoff

Mr. Mehoff – whatever his real name is – is identified as 19 years old in the story. It appears Duncan and his editors were fooled by a grade school prank worthy of Bart Simpson.

The Jack Mehoff name is all over Google and even has an Urban Dictionary entry. Black Sheep, a movie featuring the late great Chris Farley, even used this prank:

Bart Simpson made a habit of making prank calls to Moe’s Tavern on The Simpsons. Here are a few of his best examples:

The Baltimore Sun is not alone

There’s a Wikipedia entry on gag names that includes one of the most famous media pranks I remember. James Scott of the Charleston Post & Courier quoted a protester at the Master’s golf tournament in Augusta named “Heywood Jablome.” The protester was there counter-protesting Martha Burke’s protests over Augusta National’s lack of women members at the time. There are other examples in the Wikipedia entry.

Additionally, in 2013,  KTVU and USA Today were both pranked by someone calling himself “Jack Mehoff.”

Jack Mehoff 2

It’s one thing if a reporter falls for it, but it’s even more embarassing if it survives being edited. Despite the lateness of the hour this story did make the print edition today.

John Delaney’s Pro-Abortion Extremism

John Delaney

John Delaney is a pro-abortion extremist. Nominating a pro-abortion Republican, or one who is otherwise confused on the issues, won’t make it any easier to knock him off in November.

John Delaney’s Extremist Views

On September 18, 2015, Delaney voted against H.R. 3504. That bill, also known as the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, would protect babies born as the result of a botched abortion.

More from GovTrack:

H.R. 3504 would require that a child born alive during an attempted abortion be given the same medical treatment as any other child born at that gestation time would be. It would impose criminal penalties of fines or imprisonment of up to five years on medical practitioners that fail to do this, as well as punish medical practitioners that intentionally kill or attempt to kill a born-alive child for having intentionally killed or attempted to kill a human being.

A friend and former colleague of mine, Jill Stanek, witnessed babies being left to die after botched abortions when she worked as a nurse in Illinois. She testified before a U.S. House Committee on legislation in 2000 and before that she testified before a State Senate committee in Illinois. She noted that in both cases Barack Obama opposed protecting children who were born as the result of an unsuccessful abortion.

John Delaney thinks it’s just fine to let living, breathing babies die after a failed abortion. Any candidate running against him who is pro-abortion or otherwise wobbly on the issues involved will forfeit any moral authority.

Also on September 18 last year, Delaney voted against H.R. 3134, which would have defunded Planned Parenthood.

On October 23, 2015, John Delaney voted against a reconcilation bill, H.R. 3762, that also would have defunded Planned Parenthood. The bill passed the Senate and was immediately vetoed by President Barack Obama. On February 2, 2016, Delaney voted against overriding the reconciliation bill’s veto.

In light of all the video evidence that emerged last year, and all the other evidence against the nation’s largest abortion provider, it is unconscionable that anyone would support continued funding for the abortion giant.

Delaney also voted against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in a vote last May. This bill would have restricted abortion at the 20th week of pregnancy and beyond, where the unborn child is feeling pain, except in the case of rape and incest. This restriction is supported by the vast majority of Americans, with a higher percentage of men supporting it than women.

If you’re seeking the nomination to run against Delaney, and all you say is that the abortion issue is “settled law” then you show your ignorance of all the issues and nuances involved.

Who Shares John Delaney’s Views?

Ronald Reagan wouldn’t have shared Delaney’s views. In fact, the Gipper famously proclaimed, “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”

While some “libertarians” in the Republican Party claim that a position supporting abortion is “pro-liberty”, that’s just not the case. Rand Paul is one of many in the pro-liberty movement who don’t find supporting abortion to be consistent with liberty.

David Vogt and Frank Howard don’t share John Delaney’s views. Vogt was endorsed by Maryland Right to Life in the Republican Primary next week in MD-6. Howard is pro-life and a supporter of Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life group.

Others who actually share John Delaney’s views include Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, Martin O’Malley, and Donna Edwards. It’s notable that Edwards was endorsed by the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate. Edwards has also been endorsed by Emily’s List.

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David Bossie running for RNC National Committeeman

David Bossie

A video on David Bossie’s YouTube account is now promoting his run for Republican National Committeeman from Maryland. Bossie is a Massachusetts native who has lived in Montgomery County for several years.

Louis Pope is the Maryland GOP’s current national committeeman. Pope is running for re-election. National Committeewoman Nicolee Ambrose is also running for re-eleciton.

In November, Red Maryland reported that sources indicated Bossie may be running for the post.

David Bossie has served as President and Chairman of Citizens United since 2000. He was previously an investigator in the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee. Bossie apparently attended the University of Maryland and what was then Towson State.

Under Bossie, Citizens United has produced a number of documentaries, most notably Hillary: The Movie. This documentary resulted in the Federal Election Commission telling Citizens United they couldn’t distribute it due to campaign finance regulations.

Citizens United filed suit. The case, Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission, was ultimately decided in favor of Citizens United by the U.S. Supreme Court. Here’s how Wikipedia sums up that ruling:

For-profit and not-for-profit corporations may now advertise and broadcast messages of a political nature without limits on how much they can spend and with few limits on the timing and nature of the messages.

Watch David Bossie’s video

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Pro-Abortion Republican likely to lose in MD

Pro-AbortionA Pro-Abortion candidate in the Republican primary wants to go to Washington and represent you.  Thankfully, she has little chance of winning.

In one questionnaire, this candidate disagreed that life begins at conception and that all life should be protected from conception through a natural death.

On another question in the same survey, this candidate  indicated her support for continued funding of Planned Parenthood. This coming from a candidate who calls herself a “fiscal conservative.”

Lynn Richardson, who is running for U.S. Senate is who I am referring to. She gave these responses to a questionnaire from the American Family Association PAC, which rated her “somewhat liberal”

I’ll have more soon on another pro-abortion candidate running in the Republican primary for a federal office from Maryland.

Pro-Abortion Responses

One question asked the respondents to agree or disagree with this statement:

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Richardson’s response was “Disagree.”

She later gave this muddled response for what circumstances she would support abortion:

A woman must be allowed to control her own health and if that includes a choice for abortion, so be it….except such a decision should be made within the first 30 days, thereafter, the choice should remain for raising a child or allowing the child to be adopted.

It makes no sense that this was her response when she disagreed with the first question I mentioned. It’s a muddled, ignorant response that shows someone uneducated on the issues involved. In fact, earlier restrictions on abortion would be less likely to withstand legal scrutiny in the courts now as opposed to late-term restrictions.

Another statement Richardson disagreed with:

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

In other areas, Richardson seemingly supported gay “marriage” while also supporting the First Amendment Defense Act, which is a measure forwarded by those who oppose it. She thinks religious liberty is at risk in the United States but is neutral on whether Judeo-Christian values provided a framework for limited government.

In a question designed to ask candidates to present evidence to support their self assessment of their ideology, Richardson (who described herself as moderate) said “I do not need to ‘defend’ my answer.”

As I’ve said before, the number of candidates running in this U.S. Senate primary, as well as some other races, show that there are some candidates who are not serious and increasing the filing fees to run for these offices would be a good way to weed them out.

Union mailer calls Chris Van Hollen “savior”

Chris Van Hollen
Last night, I wrote about an Easter Sunday email from Sheila Dixon’s campaign that compared her to Jesus. The latest biblical allusion in campaign propaganda is brought to you by a union group supporting Chris Van Hollen.

Today, I have an excerpt from a mailer by the Committee for Maryland’s Progress that’s a fake newsletter full of progaganda in favor of Chris Van Hollen in the Democratic Primary for the U.S. Senate seat finally being vacated by Barbara Mikulski.

Committee for Maryland’s Progress is funded by 1199SEIU, a union group that is supporting Van Hollen.

The mail piece is full of attacks on Donna Edwards, who is running against Van Hollen, that are interspersed with praise for Van Hollen, including from someone with NARAL, a pro-abortion group.

Below is the section of the mailer that highlights praise for Van Hollen from the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. In it, the refer to him as “the savior for us” for years now.’
Van Hollen

Chris Van Hollen isn’t a savior and Sheila Dixon won’t be resurrected (nor will she resurrect Baltimore.)

A passage from Psalm 146 seems to be applicable here:

Do not put your trust in princes, in any child of Adam, who has no power to save.

I’ve written critically of this phenomenon before, as it appears on the right at CPAC.