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Ellynne en Point—Riddle of the Week

Leonardtown, MD - Question - What is the difference between Brian Williams and Hillary Clinton? Answer - Brian Williams is not asking for your vote.

The Washington Times’ Joseph Curl elaborated on this very question in his column of Feb. 9, “Forget Brian Williams, It’s Hillary’s Lie That Matters,” saying: “Brian Williams is just a guy on TV. No one elected Mr. Williams to anything. He’s a paid employee.” These comments are in response to Mr. Williams’ recent admission that he had told a “tall tale” concerning his whereabouts under fire during the time he was covering the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Subsequently, he has been suspended without pay for six months from his anchor slot at NBC News. Ms. Clinton apparently suffers from a similar “tall tale” affliction, erroneously claiming that she was under sniper fire during the 1996 war in Bosnia. Mr. Curl goes on to advise us that if you’re not happy with Mr. Williams’ lies, you can simply turn the channel. But Hillary aspires to America’s top employment position. Mr. Curl advises us to say to her, “…don’t call us, we’ll call you.”

Kudos to newly-elected Maryland officials
Senator Steve Waugh has filed his first bill in Annapolis during the Annual 2-A (Second Amendment) Rally to allow reciprocity for conceal-carry firearms permits across state lines. Delegate. Deb Rey has cross-filed the bill in the House of Delegates. She also plans on introducing a bill which would allow veterans to use their military IDs for purchasing a handgun.

From St. Mary’s County Republican Central Committee Chair, Julie Burk-Greer
Because of St. Mary’s County’s relationship with First Daughter and St. Mary’s County Assistant State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling, many in St. Mary’s County felt a close connection to the swearing-in of Gov. Larry Hogan Jr. and Boyd Rutherford at the State House in Annapolis Jan. 21 and during the celebration at the Inaugural Ball in Baltimore that same night. After the defeats in the 2014 election, the Democrats are re-grouping and promising a 2016 comeback. St. Mary’s County has a Republican majority but we cannot lose our momentum. This may be the time for you to consider running for office, receiving candidate training, and forming a campaign committee. The GOP was able to dismantle the Democratic juggernaut of Roy Dyson and John Bohanan. Steny Hoyer could be next. The St. Mary’s County Republican Central Committee is here to help you along the way. You may contact: smsrep.org or SMCRCC Chair Greer at 301-475-8709.

Local GOP events 
Due to this week’s snowstorm, Red Scarf Day in Annapolis has been moved to Tuesday, Feb. 24.  You may RSVP to smc54@atlanticbb.net regarding the new date.

The St. Mary’s County Republican Club (Greg Sauter, president) will meet Thursday Feb. 19 at Stoney’s Clarke’s Landing Restaurant located at 2458 Clarke’s Landing Road in Hollywood. The evening starts with a Social at 6:30 followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker is Jacqueline Small of Maryland Shall Issue. For more information you may contact: smrcpresident@outlook.com.

You are invited to have lunch with Senator Steve Waugh at the Olde Towne Pub located at 22785 Washington Street in Leonardtown on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. To learn more about the Senator’s plans and goals for Maryland’s District 29. Sodas will be provided. You may order lunch on your own. For more information or to RSVP you may contact St. Mary’s County Republican Central Committee Chair Julie Burk-Greer at: jbgreer@smcrep.org.

You may visit Del. Deb Rey’s website at: DebReyForDelegate.com to apply for the Maryland Taxpayer Scholarship presented by Del. Rey. Applications are due by April 1. Rey will hold a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Lexington Park Library at 2 p.m. Join her for an open discussion.

Mother County Republicans, “Making a Difference in St. Mary’s County”, will meet Thursday, Feb. 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant on Route 235 in Lexington Park. This meeting features Board of Elections voter registrar training. Come early for dinner. You may RSVP to: mothercountyreps@yahoo.com.

MD GOP News
The National Federation of Republican Women published this “Tweet of the Week”:  RT@BobbyJindal, “Mr. President, the Medieval Christian threat is under control. Please deal with the radical Islamic threat today.”

The NFRW Spring Board Meeting and Legislative Day at the U.S. Capitol will be held March 19 - 21.  For more information you may contact: www.nfrw.org.

The Maryland House Republican Caucus Minority Report Session Update for Week 5 states that Governor Hogan announced legislation last Tuesday to repeal Maryland’s stormwater management fee known as the “rain tax,”  honoring a campaign promise. Delegate Tony O’Donnell discussed the efforts of the Maryland General Assembly during the past 10 years to help foster growth in aquaculture at the Seafarmer’s Conference held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For more information on the Republican Caucus you may contact: www.houserepublicancaucus.com.
The Maryland Federation of Republican Women will honor First Lady Yumi Hogan at a luncheon on Thursday, May 7 at the Westin Hotel in Annapolis. Details will follow.

RED Maryland 
RED Maryland will sponsor the Maryland GOP’s Hospitality Suite during CPAC scheduled for Friday, Feb. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the National Harbor’s Gaylord Hotel. For tickets and information, and to see the results of the RED Maryland February Poll, you may contact: redmaryland@gmail.com.

Events Around Town
The French farce Boeing-Boeing by Marc Camoletti, presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., opens at The Three Notch Theatre in Lexington Park Friday, Feb. 20 and runs through March 8. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees start at 3:30 p.m. Swinging 1960’s bachelor Bernard has a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardess fiancées (unbeknownst to each other) until the jet age arrives and all three are in town at the same time. Be prepared to fasten your seat belts! Director is Thom Esposito. For tickets and information you may contact: www.newtowneplayers.org of (301)737-5447.

Port Tobacco Players presents a special one night-only performance of Superhero Sanitarium by Scott Haan Friday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Indian Head Center for the Arts located at 4185 Indian Head Highway in Indian Head. Superhero Sanitarium is the winner of Outstanding Show, Best Director, Technical Excellence, and Best Ensemble awards at the Maryland One-Act Play Festival held at the Three Notch Theatre in Lexington Park last month. The action of the play revolves around big-city journalist Lois Lancaster who is writing about the current state of mental health facilities. Her research takes her to a hospital populated with a unique group of quirky inmates who imagine that they are crime-fighting superheroes. Tickets are $7 and are available at: www.ptplayers.com.

Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance will hold a HomeSpun Coffee House Open Mic Night at Christ Episcopal Church’s Parish Hall located at 37497 Zach Fowler Road in Chaptico Friday, Feb. 27.  Doors open at 7 and music starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7 per person; performers are admitted free of charge. Light refreshments will follow; donations will be cheerfully accepted. To sign up to perform you may contact: garner@wildblue.net. For more information you may contact: www.smtmd.org.

Ellynne Brice Davis is a former member and Recording Secretary of the St. Mary’s County Republican Central Committee.

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