It comes as no surprise that Baltimore is one of the more corrupt cities in America. It also maintains one of the highest crimes rates in the nation, my personal favorite, however, is the title of Heroine Capital of the United States, but who’s keeping track? Barring all of that, there was a recent scandal that hit regarding ACORN and its associates. A woman and a man, who went undercover disclosed to the world, the vile nature of this organization. She masked herself as a prostitute who wanted to start a business with her pimp boyfriend. The two were trying to figure out how they could purchase a home and start an illegal prostitution business in that home.
The first part of their conversation included tax evasion, aiding and abetting illegal activity, and fraud. The two women working at this ACORN facility seemed to have no problem that a 19 year-old female and her pimp were trying to start a business that would obviously expose the neighborhood to inappropriate activity. The worst part of all of this, if complicity and ambivalence for the sake of money wasn’t enough, the fact that the couple wanted to traffic underage illegal aliens to perform sexual activities should be. How void of morals/principles must one be to condone such acts? This would be incomprehensible to most people and in most areas, but not in Baltimore, no siree! – Balti-morons have had a long history of corruption and scandal. One only has to look as far as the city council to be aware of how political and deep this runs. The poor communities of Baltimore have stayed poor. Other areas have been refurbished, but there is still crime, especially an up-tick in murders at places like the Inner Harbor and the ‘touristy’ sections: The “safe havens” of the city aren’t really all that safe. If a person wants to ever see what really takes place on the streets of Baltimore they should actually watch The Wire, which is not far fetched; in all actuality the episodes that are depicted stem from true stories written in the Baltimore Sun or some other city paper. The papers in Baltimore are just as politicized as they are in any other city, but the cronyism and cover-ups of murder statistics and money laundering go above and beyond. There is no such thing as objective reporting in the likes of Baltimore, but then again, is there really such a thing in America anymore?
The city has been rocked by recent scandal with its Democrat Mayor Sheila Dixon as well as several Democrat city council members who were all being investigated for fraud and bribery, but even in the local realm of politics that still isn’t enough to send these cockroaches packing. They infiltrate large community organizations that shake down businesses in the name of social justice and ‘change.’ Nothing has changed in Baltimore, especially not within the areas that have been destitute and crime ridden for decades. It’s a wonder why they continue to vote for the same party who has been in power since 1967, yet continue to blame Republicans for their strife. Republicans cannot be let off the hook that easily though, because the biggest mistake they make is staying away from the cities. Too many have just given up on inner cities and won’t even try to communicate a different message or a conservative cause. Without that one-on-one face-time it’s almost impossible to prove, through action, not words, that the change that might be needed is an entirely different train of thought.
Democrats have been running Baltimore since the age of Abe Lincoln. One interesting historical story was a man by the name of George Proctor Kane. After the party of the Whigs disappeared he joined the Democrats and became a member of the Confederacy. He was the police chief during Lincoln’s train ride through the East to his eventual destination of Washington, D.C. He was later arrested and sent to Canada after it was discovered he was plotting to help assassinate Lincoln on his way through Baltimore. Lincoln caught wind of this and did not disclose to the mayor or to Mr. Kane that he would be leaving Harrisburg early and would travel through Baltimore 3 hours in advance of when he was originally expected. Although that’s a bit of history, the crazy thing was that this man was elected mayor of the city after the Civil War. He only served one year from 1877-1878 because he died while in office.
My other favorite piece of Baltimore history involves Nancy Pelosi, yes that’s right, Nancy Pelosi hailed from Baltimore not the Bay Area. She actually came from a family that ran the city, and by ran, I mean Mafia, which not only loves “doing business,” it also loves politics. Both her father and her brother have been mayor of Baltimore: Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr. 1947-1959, Thomas L. J. D’Alesandro, III 1967-1971. Both brother and father were indicted for bribery, conspiracy, and her father was also indicted for a scandal involving a garage operator. The family’s last name has a variant spelling: D’Alessandro, which is what was originally used when they immigrated from Italy to the Port of Baltimore. (More mafia/Baltimore related stories can be found under the variant name). The D’Alesandro’s were THE FAMILY of Baltimore and ran the Democrat Political Machine in Maryland for decades… I hear Little Italy on Eastern Ave. loves them!
The list of Republican mayors is short-lived so here it is:
Alcaeus Hooper 1895-1897
William T. Malster 1897-1899
E. Clay Timanus 1904-1907
William Broening 1919-1923 & 1927-1931
Theodore McKeldin 1943-1947 & 1963-1967
There you have it – the only Republicans to ever run the city of Baltimore, a total of 23 years. Can one of the progressives please tell me again why they continue to blame conservatives for all their problems and the conditions of inner cities? We are seeing that Democrats continue to be the party of oppression, the party of those who exploit and use others in order to gain power and votes. Plantation politics, the politics of slavery, have been shifted from the old Democratic days of the Confederacy and the KKK to entitlements (enabling), welfare (carrot and stick philosophy), community organizing, the exacerbation of the victim mentality, and the exploitation of demographic groups, labor groups, class, religion, and gender.
The two women who were videotaped advocating on behalf of the prostitute and the pimp, were fired. ACORN, to this day exclaims that it is not responsible for the actions of its employees, but try that excuse at any big company and see how the liberals wail. Management, in any form of business, for profit or not, is incredibly responsible for the actions of those working on behalf of the company name and their mission. It’s amusing to see that the people running these “social justice” groups are white liberal elitists while the worker bees are people of color. I just hope that one day soon, people begin to wake up!