Recent HoCoBOE Facebook Outreach

I have not evaluated the details of the online outreach for the candidates running Howard County Board of Education in 2016. I thought this would be a bit of useful information for the public and maybe even for the candidates. Interested in all of the online outreach links for the candidates? CLICK HERE I thought I would focus this post on Facebook...

Candidates – Maryland’s 5th Congressional District – June Technology Outreach Scorecard

No third party candidates in this race...so we are looking at a heads up match between Hoyer and Arness. One would have to think that Hoyer has a BIG advantage across the board in #MD05. Hoyer has held this seat since 1981 and the only time any of his races have been (somewhat) close was back in 1992 when...

Response to: Spartan Considerations "Non-Partisan" Does Not Equal "Non-Values"

This is not a normal post for me...but I felt someone had to write a rebuttal that was an actual CENTER side of this craziness going on recently. So I read the most recent post from Jason (http://spartanconsiderations.blogspot.com/2016/06/non-partisan-does-not-equal-non-values.html) and was a bit shocked by how far he went with the post. Now bloggers have the right to write whatever they...

Candidates – Maryland’s 4th Congressional District – June Technology Outreach Scorecard

Ahh...the MD04 race...what a mess. I want to start off this posting congratulating "Future Congressman" Anthony Brown on not only his Primary win but also in his upcoming win this November. Not really sure what the GOP was thinking in MD04 but wow they could not have made this much easier for Brown in November. Know, I don't think any...

Candidates – Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District – June Technology Outreach Scorecard

No big surprises here in the 3rd Congressional District of Maryland. I always knew the would come down to a Sarbanes vs Plaster matchup in the General Election. Plaster has a big hill to climb...here is a little history on how this districted has voted recently: Year Winner Party Votes % Opponent Party Votes %  2006 John Sarbanes Democratic 150,142 64.03 John White Republican 79,174 33.76  2008 John Sarbanes Democratic 203,711 69.66 Thomas E. "Pinkston" Harris Republican 87,971 30.08  2010 John Sarbanes Democratic 147,448 61.07 Jim Wilhelm Republican 86,947 36.01  2012 John Sarbanes Democratic 213,747 66.8 Eric Delano Knowles Republican 94,549 29.6  2014 John Sarbanes Democratic 128,594 59.5 Charles A. Long Republican 87,029 40.4 Interested...

Candidates – Maryland’s 2nd Congressional District – June Technology Outreach Scorecard

This is my third look and the race in MD02. McDonough won out on the GOP side and looks to make a run at this congressional seat.Interested in the April evaluation? CLICK HERE Here is a little history some may find interesting: Winner Party Votes  % Opponent Party Votes  % Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 105,718 54.16 Helen Delich Bentley Republican 88,954 45.57 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 164,751 66.62 Jane Brooks Republican 75,812 30.66 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 135,818 69.21 Jimmy Mathis Republican 60,195 30.68 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 198,578 71.9 Richard Pryce Matthews Republican 68,561 24.8 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 134,133 64.21 Marcelo Cardarelli Republican 69,523 33.28 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 194,088 65.6 Nancy C. Jacobs Republican 92,071 31.1 Let us all take a look...

Candidates – Maryland US Senate Race – June Technology Outreach Scorecard

This is the first post-primary technology scorecard. We had separate scorecards for the Democrats and Republicans running for the open US Senate seat due to the number of candidates in each Primary. Now let us all look at where we stand going into the General Election: The candidates: To see the full list of "Primary" candidates via SBOE: click here (D) Chris Van...

TV Show Review – The Tunnel

I love watching new shows and I recently came across season 1 of "The Tunnel". Here is a little bit about it: The Tunnel (French: Tunnel) is a British-French crime drama television series, adapted from the 2011 Danish/Swedish crime series The Bridge (Broen/Bron). The Tunnel began broadcast on 16 October 2013 on Sky Atlantic in the UK, and on 11...

Welcome Hometown Tree Experts

**Reposted from ScottE Software Development News** We would like to welcome our newest client – Hometown Tree Experts We are a family-owned-and-operated, local business that has been serving MD, VA and DC area since 1997. Over the years, we have earned a reputation for providing the very best tree services around. Every member of our team is fully trained and licensed in...

Who should be the Howard County softball 2016 Fan's Choice Player of the Year?

The Baltimore Sun has a new online poll asking "Who should be the Howard County softball 2016 Fan's Choice Player of the Year?" http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/sports/ph-hs-howard-county-softball-fans-choice-poy-20160527-htmlstory.html This should be interesting to see how it plays out. Which school or booster club has the best online outreach with followers / fans? That may be the deciding factor. I might be a bit biased (ok, totally...