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Old 03-30-2014, 11:59 AM
 
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It was a BIG argument going on in the D.C. Forum.....I'm from Montgomery County and P.G County (born and raised) and I can tell you that the D.C. suburbs really only recognize Washington D.C. and really don't claim the rest of the state... outside of Annapolis, Md...I know I'm not the only one who see this
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Old 03-30-2014, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Patterson Park, Baltimore
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You're definitely right. I never would have noticed this until I moved to MD, but it's absolutely true.

One thing that illustrates this pretty well that struck me recently is when the mall shooting happened in Columbia not too long ago. The national media kept referring to Columbia as a "suburb of Washington DC." I kept screaming at my TV, "Columbia is 10 minutes outside of BALTIMORE."

It's almost like placing the shooting outside of DC makes it more important whereas if they had reported Columbia as a suburb of Baltimore, it would have been seen as just more violence in Baltimore. It really makes me sad.
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Old 03-30-2014, 01:59 PM
 
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I really wish those two counties would leave Maryland. We would have a bipartisan state which would free us from all of the corruption of one party rule. There is wealth, but it provides no benefit to the rest of the state because the taxes are some of the country's highest. The bills that come out of MoCo are atrocious too! Which recently included an attempted ban on underage energy drink use and a bad tax on chicken farmers.

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Old 03-30-2014, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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It was a BIG argument going on in the D.C. Forum.....I'm from Montgomery County and P.G County (born and raised) and I can tell you that the D.C. suburbs really only recognize Washington D.C. and really don't claim the rest of the state... outside of Annapolis, Md...I know I'm not the only one who see this
I am not from Maryland and I have noticed this, too. It definitely seems clear as day that those from or currently living in the suburbs of DC identity with DC and not Maryland.

I sometimes wonder if it would make more sense to just annex PG and MoCo to DC. Annapolis would as heck not be happy, but I have a feeling the rest of the Maryland, including those in PG and MoCo would not mind one bit...

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You're definitely right. I never would have noticed this until I moved to MD, but it's absolutely true.

One thing that illustrates this pretty well that struck me recently is when the mall shooting happened in Columbia not too long ago. The national media kept referring to Columbia as a "suburb of Washington DC." I kept screaming at my TV, "Columbia is 10 minutes outside of BALTIMORE."

It's almost like placing the shooting outside of DC makes it more important whereas if they had reported Columbia as a suburb of Baltimore, it would have been seen as just more violence in Baltimore. It really makes me sad.
I live in Columbia and we are more like 20 minutes from Baltimore.

I meet people who claim that Columbia is a suburb of Baltimore and people who claim it is a suburb of DC. The Redskins are just as well represented around here as the Ravens.

If you go through Catonsville and Ellicott City, Columbia is technically "connected" to Baltimore as it will appear as though you are never leaving a city. No matter how you get to DC from Columbia you will go through some rather large areas of open space (for now...).
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:32 PM
 
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It was a BIG argument going on in the D.C. Forum.....I'm from Montgomery County and P.G County (born and raised) and I can tell you that the D.C. suburbs really only recognize Washington D.C. and really don't claim the rest of the state... outside of Annapolis, Md...I know I'm not the only one who see this
Most people I know from PG and Montgomery County love to pretend like they are living the good life.....meanwhile, banks are starting to foreclosure on their homes. It's a drag commuting on the Beltway, things are more expensive and the idea of strip mall shopping makes me want to cut my wrists.

Folks in the District have been secretly clubbing in Baltimore....go to Soundstage on any weekend - full of people from D.C. Why? Our tickets are priced at least 50% less in Baltimore. Also, drinks and parking is cheaper.

They can claim D.C. all the day long!
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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it was a big argument going on in the d.c. Forum.....i'm from montgomery county and p.g county (born and raised) and i can tell you that the d.c. Suburbs really only recognize washington d.c. and really don't claim the rest of the state... Outside of annapolis, md...i know i'm not the only one who see this
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Most people I know from PG and Montgomery County love to pretend like they are living the good life.....meanwhile, banks are starting to foreclosure on their homes. It's a drag commuting on the Beltway, things are more expensive and the idea of strip mall shopping makes me want to cut my wrists.

Folks in the District have been secretly clubbing in Baltimore....go to Soundstage on any weekend - full of people from D.C. Why? Our tickets are priced at least 50% less in Baltimore. Also, drinks and parking is cheaper.

They can claim D.C. all the day long!
Lol As if the Baltimore area doesn't have strip malls and as if you can't find Baltimoreans partying down here on any given night, be it native or transplant (The latter most especially) .
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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I am not from Maryland and I have noticed this, too. It definitely seems clear as day that those from or currently living in the suburbs of DC identity with DC and not Maryland.

I sometimes wonder if it would make more sense to just annex PG and MoCo to DC. Annapolis would as heck not be happy, but I have a feeling the rest of the Maryland, including those in PG and MoCo would not mind one bit...

I live in Columbia and we are more like 20 minutes from Baltimore.

I meet people who claim that Columbia is a suburb of Baltimore and people who claim it is a suburb of DC. The Redskins are just as well represented around here as the Ravens.

If you go through Catonsville and Ellicott City, Columbia is technically "connected" to Baltimore as it will appear as though you are never leaving a city. No matter how you get to DC from Columbia you will go through some rather large areas of open space (for now...).
Ironic if DC does try to annex us since once upon a time ago, both DC (in its current form since the years leading up to the Civil War) and MoCo used to be part of PG County. This county is still big enough to make up an extra 5 jurisdictions.
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:07 AM
 
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Lol As if the Baltimore area doesn't have strip malls and as if you can't find Baltimoreans partying down here on any given night, be it native or transplant (The latter most especially) .
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Tickets are almost twice as much in DC than Bmore....one day apart. LOL at the additional expense of parking, dinner and drinks when comparing each city.

Baltimore is the better value.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:38 AM
 
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Interesting...

Western MD, northern MD and the Eastern Shore are all fairly conservative while it seems MoCo, PG and Baltimore City are fairly liberal.

I remember as a kid in the 70s and 80s, folks working in DC but no one wanted to live there; it was another exodus of the middle and upper classes after the 1968 riots. Now with the boom of tech and the federal workforce, folks are clamoring to be there or have cheap housing and a decent commute. Areas of MD and NoVA that were farms are all now subdivisions.
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