September Silver Spring LD20 Happy Hour


Please join us for our September Happy Hour in LD 20!

Thursday September 23, 2021 5:30-7:30pm

All Set Restaurant & Bar 8630 Fenton Street, Plaza 5, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Contact Jamie Greedan at [email protected] 

-or Joel Keralis at [email protected]

Feel free to invite anyone you know. Hope to see you there! :)

County Metro Mess

Reprinted from Bethesda Beat


Three-month closure of Shady Grove, Rockville Metro stations will start next month

Platforms will be replaced, other improvements made; Rockville bus stops will shift soon


To prepare for a three-month closure of the Rockville and Shady Grove Metro stations, starting in September, bus stops at Rockville will be moved this month.

The station closures will happen from Sept. 11 to Dec. 4 to allow for upgrades at the Rockville station.

Free shuttles will be available for Red Line riders between the Shady Grove and Twinbrook Metro stations. 

Several bus stations will relocate as part of ongoing construction work at Rockville Metro station.

At Rockville, crews will replace a concrete canopy, put in new LED skylights, upgrade speakers and digital screens, and make other changes.

Vehicles parked in marked construction zones could be towed. A driver whose car is towed can call Metro Transit Police at 202-962-2121. 

The West Kiss & Ride Lot at Rockville will be closed for five months, starting Monday. Bus stop T8 for Ride On Flex will move to the Kiss & Ride lot on Monday.

Then, starting Aug. 16, eleven other bus stations at the Rockville station will be relocated.

The following stations will move to the Kiss and Ride Lot on the west side of the Rockville station as of Aug. 16:

  • Ride On Flex – bus stop T8
  • Route 44 to Twinbrook – bus stop T2
  • Route 46 to Medical Center/Montgomery College-Rockville – bus stop T1
  • Route 47 to Bethesda – bus stop T5
  • Route 54 to Lakeforest Transit Center – bus stop T4
  • Route 55 to Germantown Transit Center – bus stop T6
  • Route 56 to Lakeforest Transit Center – bus stop T5
  • Route 63 to Shady Grove – bus stop T4
  • Route 81 to White Flint – bus stop T2
  • Route 101 to Medical Center – bus stop T1
  • Route 101 to Lakeforest Transit Center – bus stop G


Mad as Hell

By William Richbourg

I'm mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it any more!

If you are not of the same mind, or some version thereof, then you have either been asleep for the last six months or a “closet” Marxist. The left is clearly out to prove to the world that the “beauty of their utopian dream is so powerful that it drives the very evil of their practice(s) to achieve that dream." What does that mean? It means that the Left will do and say virtually anything to advance their cause. The problem is that Republicans don’t have the guts to respond in kind and don’t play dirty. They know they can walk all over us!

For my part, and I would guess many of you are of the same mindset, that we could simply wait for the Biden Administration to self-destruct, because as is typical of the Left, they are never satisfied and will never give up the pursuit of their impossible utopia. Anything they do, any lie they perpetuate, any lives they destroy are justified by their bizarre goals and dreams. Conservatives (Republicans) in the meantime have always assumed that politics occurs a few weeks every two years or so and, in the interim, want to be left alone to live their lives. Unlike the Left we actually respect others and tolerate differences.

Then Donald Trump appeared on the scene and gave us courage, a mission, and backbone and actually called out the Left for what they are. That’s why they hate him so thoroughly and us, as well, and why, while President Trump is on the sideline, we need to double down if America is to survive as “the last best hope of mankind”.

The damage inflicted on this country in such a short period, is unprecedented and may be irreversible as damaging policies and outright defiance of the Constitution are coming from every direction at once. That makes it difficult to fight particularly when our elected representatives for the most part not forcefully speaking out, to call the Left what it is, to challenge every insane proclamation, executive order, or policy that simply ignores Constitutional restrictions and American values.

Clearly our Representatives have not shown the courage to speak out and fight back or are simply asleep at the wheel, content to be a highly paid back bencher. It is so much easier to be a content loser than to stand and fight. 

Let me summarize, the Left has or intends to:

  • Open up America’s borders to illegal aliens at the peril of law-abiding citizens,  shower them with free stuff to make them permanent leftists and future Democrat voters;
  • Pack the Supreme Court to legislate from the bench and ensure conservatives lose every decision
  • Gain DC Statehood to add two new liberal Senators and a another House member to permanently control Congress
  • Defund the police and put Americans at the mercy of criminals
  • Establish Federal control and assure corruption of elections while taking away States’ constitutional rights to control presidential elections
  • Abolish the Electoral College to insure Democrat election victories
  • Remake American social values including; indoctrination of children from very young age, destruction of the family unit, indoctrination and racism in the workplace and military and erasing the distinction between men and women. 
  • To indoctrinate American children from a very young age to hate the country and its founding principles. We can see this at all levels of our education system. Note that in the Olympics no other country’s athletes publicly display hatred for their country and its flag. Only US athletes seem to be motivated to openly show hatred of the country that provided them the opportunity to compete. 

This is not everything. There are too many obvious examples to list here, such as; allowing the Democrats to jail conservative rally participants without bail and for unlimited periods without charges (clearly unconstitutional); Ignoring immigration laws and the release of virus carriers throughout the country while citizens have to take shots, wear masks and avoid crowds; the appointment of a Secretary of Defense (a defender and cheerleader for BLM) who is clearly out to destroy the American military, while the Chinese prepare for war, our military leadership stands down the entire US armed forces to indoctrinate the rank and file in Critical Race Theory, in essence to hate the country they are sworn to defend while leadership debates about the design of maternity flight suits.  I guess no one told them that pregnant women cannot fly in jets unless they want to abort their fetus with “g-forces” normally experienced in advanced fighter aircraft.

It is obvious to patriotic Americans that the deep state is alive and well and entirely corrupt. This is especially dangerous to democracy when the FBI, CIA, DIA, NSA, DOJ, etc are thoroughly corrupt because they can use the law and the illusion of state security to suppress freedom.

Yet Republican leaders have been mute and have not done one serious thing to expose and clean out the cesspools these agencies have become. 

Time to get mad as hell is NOW!


William Richbourg is a Member of the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee.


A Response to This Book Is Anti-Racist Being Taught to our Children

No, America is not systematically racist. Yes, there are racists in this country. No there is no way of looking at a person and determining if that person is racist. While you can make laws against racist practices, there is no law that can force away the ignorance of racism in a racist’s mind. You cannot legislate away ignorance. You have to teach. There was a song in a Broadway musical that says to be prejudiced “You have to be carefully taught.” We have to find ways of unteaching. This book does not do that. 

In Montgomery County our children are being taught from a book called “This Book is Anti-Racist.” 

It is the most racist book I have read. In it the author, Tiffany Jewell states: 

In our society REVERSE RACISM IS NOT REAL. People will bring it up from time to time and you can remind them that personal prejudice is indeed real. However, institutions continue to misuse power to maintain a racist foundation against Black, Brown, and Indigenous folx*. Therefore, the only people who benefit from that are white people. Contrary to the dictionary definition, racism is more that the personal prejudice” part of the equation.

This definition is made up by the author who does admit that she has a personal prejudice against white people, but because of her made-up definition or racism, her prejudice is not racist! (????) 

The dictionary definition of racism is: a belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. 

Throughout her book the author denigrates white people. 

In his I Have a Dream speech, Martin Luther King said, “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” It makes no sense to try to turn hatred upside down so that you still teach that one race is better than another, but you endeavor to reverse who should be disdainful of whom. 

Let us try to find solutions together. Let us try to combat ignorance. Tiffany Jewell is contemptuous of who people say “When I look at you, I do not see color.” I don’t think I have actually used that phrase myself, but if I were to say it, I would not mean I cannot tell what color you are. Of course, I can see a difference in skin color, of course I can tell if you have blond hair or gray hair or black hair. If course I can see that your eyes are brown and mine are blue or hazel or green. What I would have meant was, of course. I know we have had different experiences. But even though we come to this moment with different personal experiences, you and I are able to talk, work together, or even have lunch together without a preconception of how the other thinks and feels. Our differences are of value. We may have had dissimilar events that make up our past, but together we can find a way to fix a problem, or maybe we can just enjoy each other’s company and have lunch together and talk about our families or the weather, or how good the food is at this restaurant.   

In her Anti-Racist racist book, the author talks of our history. She only mentions negative things that happened. There is no doubt that over hundreds of years, there have been many atrocities committed by those in authority; there have been many injustices and outrageous acts of violence committed against people, especially people of color. This is part of our history and absolutely needs to be taught. Slavery cannot be shoved under a rug, especially in a country which was founded on the principle that, “All men are created equal.” But we need also to understand that from the beginning there were large groups of citizens who spoke out against slavery. The Republican Party was established to end slavery (and it did). Anti-slavery activists set up the underground railroad, they fought a civil war. Many gave up their lives. Not every soldier who died, died to end slavery, but many saw the injustice of it and the end result was that slavery was legally abolished in this country.

After slavery was abolished, there was still injustice both on the personal level and on the government level. 

This country, inspired by Martin Luther King became much more aware of racism and the problems it causes. Because of his movement and his I Have a Dream speech, laws were passed to rectify egregious faults and abolish the contemptable segregation laws, but there will always be work to do. Let’s do it together.

* Folx is used in this book instead of “folks” because the author says folx is gender neutral … By replacing the k with an x it allows the reader who has never been seen before to see themselves in here.

(Not sure I understand the need to misspell a word I would have previously thought is perfectly impartial … I never thought folks denoted a gender.) 


Patricia Fenati is a Member of the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee and Chair of its District 14 Committee.

Maternity Flight Suits ?

Will Taliban Respect our Soldiers in Maternity Fatigues?

“So we’ve got new hairstyles and maternity flight suits. Pregnant women are going to fight our wars. Its a mockery of the U. S. Military. China’s military becomes more masculine as it has assembled the world’s largest navy. It is a mockery of the U.S. Military."
From the Tucker Carlson show of March 9, 2021

Donate Your Bike

Save Those Unneeded Bicycles for Department of Transportation’s Annual Bike Donation Event on Oct. 8

It is a time of year when people start planning for fall and begin to clean out garages and storages spaces. Sometimes they find a bike that is no longer needed. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is hoping you will hang onto those bikes just a little longer and donate them to the department’s annual bike collection drive that will be held Friday, Oct. 8.

On that day, bikes can be brought to the collection site near the entrance to the public parking garage for the Montgomery County Council Office Building at the intersection of East Jefferson Street and Monroe Street in Downtown Rockville. Donations will be accepted between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Bike parts, accessories and helmets will not be accepted.

Donated bicycles will go to the Rockville Bike Hub, a nonprofit organization whose volunteers refurbish the bikes and give them to low-income residents throughout the County. The bikes are distributed through Rockville's Terrific Kids program and MCDOT's Bike Match MoCo program.

Residents may also donate financially to the program to provide bikes for residents in need. Checks can be made out to the Rockville Bike Hub during the collection event. All donated funds will be used to purchase bike helmets and parts to repair the bikes.

For more information about the event, contact Paul Gatons of MCDOT at 240-777-7162 or [email protected].

Meet Two Great Republicans

Reardon "Sully" Sullivan

“I am late to the party,” says Sully. He became involved in the Republican Party about 4 years ago, and in his youth had no political involvement. Disillusionment with the direction of Montgomery County under total Democrat leadership caused him to seek Republican leadership. He cares deeply about this county and works hard to better the lives of the average resident.   

The owner of an architectural engineering firm in Rockville, Maryland, Sully started the firm 26 years ago in his basement! The firm recently opened an office in Baltimore, is opening an office in DC, and later this year will be opening an office overseas. Clients include both public and private sector owners, developers and users. The American dream in progress.

Playing bass guitar in a local rock band is a favorite hobby for a man who describes himself as “incredibly shy.” (Few people knowing him would ever describe Sully as shy). Favorite music is Rock particularly 2000+ and ’80’s metal. A simple grooving funk bass line always gets his attention.

Sully had a dog most of his life, but not at the present time. Maybe as a substitute he does enjoy feeding the deer in his backyard.

The Sullivan family was, in Sully’s words, “Sort of a mid-sixties nuclear family" with two parents, and an older sister and brother who remain unavailable for comment beat him up daily. He describes himself as “the nerd” while his brother was the athlete. The Sullivans were the first black family to move into the now-historic West Rockville are. Both of his parents worked, and his father worked long hours first as a budget analyst, then becoming the first black SES in the White House. (The Senior Executive Service is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of our government.

Our very talented Republican Party Chairman not only plays music, but he enjoys creating original music. He loves “Good old American food with LOTS of butter, working on cars, his job as CEO of his engineering company, and serving as MCGOP Chairman.

“I value integrity, dislike out-of-control egos, liars, corrupt politicians and boors,” says Sully. Starting and maintaining a successful engineering company that provides employment for 40 people here in Montgomery County for over 26 years is one of his proudest achievements. As for the future? “Maybe I will run for political office.”

Public figures he most admires are Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump because they both took their common sense message to the people and the response was positive. He feels blessed to have personally met Donald Trump and would like to have met Ronald Reagan.

As for favorite place? “I’m happy to stay in the good old USA.”



Nancy dove into the pool of politics in 2006 upon relocating to Washington D.C. after the  death of her husband. She joined the Chevy Chase Women's Republican Club (CCWRC) and immediately was consumed with political fever. Appalled at the lack of understanding by the civilian  community of how important a strong defense and love of God and country was to to keep America strong and remain the leader of the free world, she initiated a popular club event, “Let’s Talk Politics” to inform and educate club  members of political issues of the day.  

Nancy is very proud of being born in the Bronx, NY, to parents who were Irish immigrants from County Kerry and County Clare, Ireland, Both of her parents worked hard to afford to send their three children to private school. Despite their strict upbringing, they shared with cousins wonderful family social gatherings that reinforced their pride for her Irish heritage. Everyone was required to participate  in the festivities; sing a song, dance, recite a poem or tell a joke. This provided an opportunity for the children to build confidence and the ability to communicate  with others in a friendly atmosphere.  

She worked while in school as a salesgirl in several department stores and also worked for the Sales Manager of American Airlines in downtown New York which included many interesting tasks: handling the VIP customer complaints,  going out to LaGuardia airport “in costume” to advertise new flight destinations for American Airlines, and, when there was a plane crash, worked with  the family members of the injured and deceased passengers. Nancy was also a Real Estate broker in Omaha, NE and in Gaithersburg, MD. The one thing she has not accomplished is how to ride a bicycle! 

It was a happy childhood that she shared with her older sister and younger  brother. They participated in school and church activities together. On an average day the now famous Bronx Zoo and the beautiful Botanical Gardens were favorite play places.  

Nancy and her sister would take the city bus to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “Despite our meager upbringing we were wealthy in our exposure to the arts and culture that permeated our daily lives” relates Nancy. Sunday was a day of rest.  After church breakfast was shared together and devoured the Sunday newspapers. Sunday dinner was a family tradition and instilled the importance of family and how fortunate it was to be part of a family that loved and supported each other through the ups and downs of growing up in New York City.  

In the Little Italy section of the Bronx, Nancy acquired a taste for good Italian food. Locally she enjoys eating at Milano’s Italian Restaurant in  Georgetown and Gregario’s Restaurant in the Cabin John Shopping Mall.  

Raising her children, the household always included dogs. 

Nancy greatly admires the famous Opera singer, Luciano Pavarotti, and his charismatic performances of “Nissun dorma”from The opera Turandot. His vibrant high “C”s and showmanship made him the most celebrated tenor since “Caruso” and one of the few opera singers to win crossover fame as a popular superstar. She feels privileged to having attended his 60th birthday celebration in New York and a second time meeting she spoke to him in the lobby of the of the George V hotel in Paris. 

Greece,Turkey, England, Ireland, Paris, Canada, Australia, Newfoundland, Austria,  Vienna, Germany, Spain, Alaska and Italy are many of the places to which she's traveled. She has enjoyed learning about the culture, customs, and  tasting the variety of food specialties each country, but was always glad to return home to America and the freedom of choice she enjoys here, the opportunity to  succeed in any chosen endeavor, the American sense of humor and our ability to  laugh at ourselves.  

People who complain and criticize, but never make an effort to help solve problems or find a solution to them greatly irritate Nancy..  

Her greatest achievement in life was meeting and marrying the “love of my life”, and raising their four children to be independent thinkers and hard workers despite having to move every few years when their dad, who was a pilot in the US Air  Force, got reassigned to a new military base. She was privileged to travel with her husband after he retired from the military and worked for an Aerospace company. They went to Air Shows around the world. 

She is especially proud of her close relationship with her four children and the bond they share with each other. The icing on the cake has been sharing life with ten grandchildren celebrating the very recent addition to the family of the first great grandson. 

Karol Smith is a writer, former candidate, organizer of GOP Asbury and a member of the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee.

Notable Quotables

"We're being governed by Chauncey Gardiner."

Marc Thiessen, American Enterprise Institute 8/23/21

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Bitcoin and our Republic

By Mina Attaran

America, the idea, has been tested many times in its history.  While it has changed a lot in that time, usually for the better, the core principles have mostly survived and extended to encompass a larger and larger section of our society.

I believe we are currently facing another battle testing our system to its core.

For me, as an immigrant who grew to love the American core values of Freedom, Liberty and justice for ALL, the specific battle lines are around The 1st and 4th Amendments of the US constitution, censorship and the systemic confiscation or inflation of our personal wealth savings.

Aside from the traditional way of attempting to tax the people more, when that’s not possible the system will just print more money thus leaving us completely exposed to a mistake that could rapidly erode our savings if that printed money doesn’t produce a productive outcome.  

We are putting an enormous amount of trust in people and institutions that largely have lost the trust of millions of people. This is a very vulnerable situation we find ourselves in and the proverbial “tax payer” seems to be powerless.

They only have to get it wrong once and an entire generation of people will significantly lose their life savings, and in some extreme cases in smaller less advanced countries can lose it all, Lebanon being the latest example.

Bitcoin represents a technology plus an origin story that has developed into the ONLY framework that can not only secure our 1st and 4th Amendments with technology but is also propagating worldwide to anyone with an internet connection.

An unbreakable, resilient, independent record keeping system that cannot and has not been adulterated or manipulated by any power on earth.

This extreme level of integrity in record keeping, something that Gold does not even have (how many times have we joked about whether or not there are any actual gold bars at Fort Knox?can and will develop into an independent store of value that cannot be meddled with by any Government or central bank.  This is something that every liberty loving human should get behind, and it’s our duty to defend it as well as receive the benefits to our economy from this innovation and not let it get chased out to other jurisdictions by enacting stupid policies at home.

To be clear, I am not suggesting someone make wild speculations with large portions of their wealth and for certain I am not doling out any financial advice, I’m not writing about investment growth opportunities here.

What I’m advocating for is that we stand firm behind Bitcoin mining Proof of Work, which not only can generate a lot of economic activity to states that have abundant energy resources, but also helps to secure the entire network along with the thousands of nodes that operate worldwide. We should defend this system with good policies and resist burdensome regulations.

This immutable ledger does not protect one from the law when a crime is committed, nor should it. Instead it protects one from unreasonable search and seizure! 

It also protects against the government run amok and if the spending is too much and too wasteful, there is no entity that can simply change how inflation is calculated to hide the fact. 


Minna Attaran, Republican resident of Potomac, is a Persian-American women’s rights activist and a 1st, and 4th Amendment Activist.

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