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Mobtown Shank
Baltimore
For The Reality Dependent.
Interests: monkeys, peanut butter, comix, zines, chococaramapples, and also the punk rock, baseball
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One of the immensely valuable services the Baltimore City Paper provided was, during elections, offering a well-thought out break down of candidates and issues so that those of us who prefer to be informed voters could be. We are humbly endeavoring to fill that void. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at Mobtown Shank
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Himmelrich Associates promised the community they were pursuing a Harris Teeter to anchor their PepsiCo development in Woodberry. Is Wal-mart's presence there an ominous sign? Literally. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Mobtown Shank
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Think about it. Who are those new luxury apartments for? That "upscale" eatery that just opened - who's eating there regularly? That exciting arts event - who is its target demo ? Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at Mobtown Shank
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New polling shows that Trump voters overwhelmingly hold the absolutely ridiculous, FOX News-propagated belief that the FBI is biased against Trump. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at Mobtown Shank
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Despite his promises to shrink the U.S. trade deficit, President Donald Trump has created the biggest gap growth since the last Republican president. #thanksrepublicans Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at Mobtown Shank
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Remember that Republican tax overhaul championed by President Donald Trump? One of the biggest winners is one of the richest corporations in the history of humankind. #thanksrepublicans Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at Mobtown Shank
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In defending this bad memo, the Republican party continues to prove itself to be the party of treason. Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at Mobtown Shank
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Corporate Mexican chain restaurant seeks to open in Hampden - property owner ignorantly claims because there is a void in the food scene, ignoring several beloved, Hampden-area restaurants. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2018 at Mobtown Shank
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So, I'm just trying to follow the analogy here, that means responsible gun ownership would be like rape? Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Mobtown Shank
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...perhaps Trump was simply describing what America was going to look like after the first six months of his presidency. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Mobtown Shank
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Aside from such tweets serving to reinforce an already unpleasant caricature some Baltimoreans may have of Federal Hill, the hashtag #reclaimBALTIMORE seems to also have outraged a good number of people who also, understandably, seem to feel it reveals certain unpleasant racial and class attitudes on behalf of the FHHA. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at Mobtown Shank
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There is an insipid little rhetorical defense that I have seen Republican after Republican relying on to defend Donald Trump that I have yet to see anyone unpack. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Mobtown Shank
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Eric Allen Hatch of the Maryland Film Festival provides his insider's guide to the 2017 festival. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Mobtown Shank
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Trump supporter and Salisbury, MD resident John Rayne Rivello tweeted a message with a strobe .gif to reporter Kurt Eichenwald, who suffers from epilepsy, with the message "You deserve a seizure for your post." Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Mobtown Shank
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The fact that a majority of Trump voters believe that he should be able to overturn any court decision he disagrees with should be alarming to everyone since they do not hold American values. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Mobtown Shank
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According to new polling from PPP, Donald Trump's voters continue to give zero fucks about reality. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Mobtown Shank
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Donald Trump's voters seem to give a disturbing 0 fucks about reality. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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"What you are sharing is not a passage from the 'Good Book,' you are sharing a passage from the 'Good Digital File.' What you are holding is not a book. There's nothing bookish about it." Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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...given the Baltimore City Council's attack on liquor stores, you'd think that Baltimore would be our state's drunkest city Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos gets behind Trump. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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...we had just suffered a self-inflicted,national tragedy of historic proportions, but that the healing couldn't start because the actual tragedy doesn't begin until mid-January when it will go on for four years. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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Trump voters, we know you are angry, frustrated, and afraid. But you also know deep down inside that voting for this wannabe strong man, this groping, molesting, horrible vulgarian is the wrong thing to do. Listen to that voice. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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However, as a way of remembering Jack Chick, I want to share this one anecdote where carrying his comics came in handy. Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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As we go in to the DNC, why I'm feeling less than inspired. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at Mobtown Shank
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Are Bernie-or-Busters the new Naderites? Is the 2016 election repeating the 2000 election? Is the American Left paving the way for a President Trump now the same way the American Left helped pave the way for a President Bush? Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at Mobtown Shank