Besides Annecentral (discussed below), another great Baltimore blog not listed on Blogtimore, Hon is Mobtown Blues. He used to be listed, but then he switched over to Typepad. I've asked him to submit his site again, just so I can remember to check it, and he says he's going to, he just keeps forgetting. Anyhow, I hope he does, because you won't find a much better discussion of Mayland Politics than here. He's definitely liberal, but comes across as very even-handed and fair, unlike other local lefty political bloggers. He's also a fine writer, and talks a lot about music and local culture besides politics.
I was especially impressed with this recent post about Kweise Mfume. I'm a huge fan of Mfume, ever since I saw him speak at Michigan State on MLK Day back in 1998 or so. When I heard he was running for Senate, against another Democrat that I like (Ben Cardin), I knew I would have a tough choice, but I'm almost certain I'm going to go with Mfume, and am about ready to slap a bumper sticker on my car in support. I happened to hear an hourlong chat between Mark Steiner and Mfume on the radio last night as I got lost three times on the way from deep south Baltimore where my dodgeball game was all the way over to Fell's Point where the happy hour was. I didn't mind the detour because this guy seemed so genuine, hopeful, and insightful - exactly how I remembered him from his speech eight years ago. I'm going to try not to think about who is more likely to score a victory for the Dems - Steele vs. Mfume (both great orators, both black, will folks outside of the big cities be scared off by Mfume when up against a fairly centrist Republican?) or Steele vs. Cardin (Cardin is probably more centrist than Mfume, but not much of a speaker, whereas Steele can give a speech to put shivers down your spine) - and just, as Mobtown Blues suggests, go with my heart for the primary. That's Mfume, as of now.
I now officially hate flickr. I've now stored about 45 photos on there, and, as I stated earlier, it has filled up my account. Deleting the photos won't work, and I don't know what to do. This isn't a huge deal - I'm not fending off hundreds of e-mails from people dying to see my Sam Shaber photos from last Friday's show, yet - but I've recently realized that if your flickr account is full, you can't look at other people's flickr photos! So I go over to Talking Loud or other sites and there are just big open spaces where the photos should be. It's ridiculous. They're just baiting me into paying $24.95 for a year membership. I don't think I'm going to do it, though.
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