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6 Biggest Shake-My-Head Moments of 2013

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via A Few Jordanisms

As we look back on the year, let’s remember six moments that left Marylanders bemused, outraged, or even embarrassed, depending on one’s sense of humor.

6) There was the time Maryland schools exempted an unprecedented number of students from a standardized reading test to inflate our public schools’ national ranking.

5) And who could forget the plight of the Park Elementary second-grader who was suspended for chewing his pop-tart into the shape of a gun and making “inappropriate gestures that disrupted the class.” (This shake-my-head moment even spawned a sequel when Anne Arundel Republicans presented the kid with a lifetime membership in the National Rifle Association.)

4) 2013 was also the year Maryland got its own secessionist group, which hopes to take the five westernmost counties and form a more politically conservative state.

3) Remember when a brilliant Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon compared Obamacare to slavery — slavery! — on national television?

Ben Carson Suspects IRS Conspiracy Behind His Audit

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Dr. Ben Carson, popular/controversial Johns Hopkins pediatrician, has mentioned that he wouldn’t mind if people happened to elect him president. Perhaps because of that (and his outspoken criticisms of President Obama), he faced an IRS audit earlier this year. Or maybe it was because sometimes people with a lot of money sometimes come to the attention of the IRS. Pick your own conspiracy.

Johns Hopkins Gets New Commencement Speaker Guaranteed Not to Offend

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The outrage surrounding Dr. Ben Carson’s recent WTF moment, wherein he compared gay marriage to bestiality and pedophilia on Fox News, left Johns Hopkins’s School of Medicine and School of Education without a commencement speaker.

Dr. Ben Carson to Speak at Hopkins Commencement After All

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Dr. Ben Carson
Dr. Ben Carson

With any luck, Dr. Ben Carson will keep it bland and safe during his Johns Hopkins commencement speech — something about moving ever onward and how money doesn’t bring lasting happiness. Okay, one oblique reference to his recent gaffes. He can say he’s “never been afraid to go against the grain” or something.

Ben Carson, Hopkins Neurosurgeon, Imagines Himself in the White House

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Dr. Ben Carson
Dr. Ben Carson

“Let’s say you just magically put me into the White House.” That’s the scenario the soon-to-retire Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson asked the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference to entertain for a moment — and according to the Sun, it brought “the crowd to its feet.” The Obamacare-hating, flat-taxing-loving, conjoined-twin-separating doctor has recently become a favorite among Republicans for his commitment conservatism and his inspiring life story. (He grew up poor in Detroit, and went on to become, well, a Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon.)

Dr. Ben Carson Wows the Wall Street Journal

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Dr. Benjamin Carson
Dr. Benjamin Carson

Courtesy Citybizlist – Dr. Benjamin Carson for President?

That was a call The Wall Street Journal made last week after watching the veteran Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon’s address at the National Prayer Breakfast, with President Barack Obama and Senator Jeff Sessions by his side.

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