Friday, October 31, 2014

Norm Conway Caught Lying... Again

In this week's edition of the Salisbury Independent Delegate Norm Conway, who we hear is down in the polls, resorted to lying in a feeble attempt to continue his tenure. We've already busted him when he tried to take credit for a new firehouse in Salisbury that he had nothing to do with, now he is lying again.

Referring to the now infamous ski mask mailer that was clearly not sent by anyone local Conway said, "What I am really bothered by is that no one on the local level in that party stood up and denounced it. Nobody. I've said to a couple of them, "When that came down your central committee, and you as a candidate, should have been up on your feet saying No. Whoa. We're not doing this here".

To their credit, the Salisbury Independent quoted Conway's opponent, Mayor Carl Anderton, who once again said that he had nothing to do with the mailer and that it should not have been sent.

Conway flat out lied in his answer and we can prove it. GO HERE and HERE.

During the Coastal Realty forum Mayor Anderton, publicly and on video, said that he apologized for the mailer being send, even though he had nothing to do with it.

What Conway knows is that it is ILLEGAL for campaigns to coordinate with outside groups. Anderton has told everyone that he didn't have anything to do with it and I believe him. The Daily Times interviewed the author of the mailer, some guy named Joe Cluster from Baltimore. He took full responsibility.

The case of "who sent the mailer" should be closed, but it's not for two reasons:

1. Norm Conway continues to lie about the mailer and pathetically tries to smear Anderton with it. After 28 years in office you'd think Norm could win an election without stooping to this level. It's shameful.

2. Carl is guilty of vigorously taking on the Democratic tax and spend establishment.

When you take on an incumbent liberal there is backlash. From some yahoo writing a fear based letter talking about a health facility closing if Conway is ousted to the President of SU, who makes over a quarter of a million dollars a year of taxpayer money, attempting to sway the votes of people who are out of work or making $10 an hour, if they are lucky enough to find jobs. The liberal establishments line these people up to say whatever it takes. It's not about truth to them. It's about power. They want power over your life. They want Annapolis to control more. Carl is a threat to that power so they are lining up to take shots at him. Whether the shots are based in truth doesn't matter. They only care if the shots are effective. That's it. It's unethical and immoral, but it is exactly what is happening.

Contrary to what Norm would have you believe, it is Carl who has stayed above the fray in his campaign. He has talked about jobs, taxes and out-of-control state spending so often he sort of sounds like a broken record. He has never once went after Norm for anything personal. Because that isn't who Carl Anderton is. Carl is a thoroughly decent family guy who sees a wrong in Annapolis and is trying to right it. Norm is a career politician who took Carl's challenge too lightly and is now down in the polls and trying anything he can, including lying, to try to continue his tax and spend ways.

Voting for Carl Anderton in this election is a no brainer.

BREAKING NEWS: Ethics Complaint Filed Against Misuse of Executives & County Council Office Including Pollitt, Brooks and Creamer

Dated October 31, 2014
From the Wicomico County Republican Central Committee
To Mr. Edgar A. Baker, Jr., Wicomico County Attorney

The Wicomico County Republican Central Committee is deeply concerned that recent actions by elected and appointed Wicomico County officials were in direct violation of §37, the Wicomico County Ethics Law - and likely also the Maryland Ethics law.

The Brown/Ulman gubernatorial campaign recently scheduled a “press conference” in Salisbury claiming “to discuss” Hogan’s alleged plan to make a $450 million cut to school construction on the Eastern Shore. That alleged cut is clearly part of the political dialog which typically occurs during campaigns for office, and as such is clearly more a scare tactic than a reliable statement of fact. At best it is a partisan political disagreement.

However, as the attached email indicates, Tamara Lee-Brooks, the Wicomico Public Information Officer, honored a request (from an unnamed source) to forward the announcement of Brown’s partisan press conference, and Matt Creamer, the Wicomico County Council Administrator, further forwarded this request (as a media advisory). Members of the media consequently reported this so-called press conference, apparently actually attended by Brown. Regardless of the number of individuals to whom this request was forwarded, the County time and other County resources consumed are what are what we believe were unethical.

As we understand the law, these were obviously partisan political actions taken in support of the Brown/Ulman campaign. Consequently, using County Offices, County email, and County employee time to forward Brown’s partisan announcement were are all violations of ethics laws. Because County Executive Rick Pollitt is not only ultimately responsible for supervising Tamara Lee-Brooks but because he also serves as Brown’s local campaign manager, an investigation will likely identify others who used County resources to promote the Brown/Ulman campaign.

Accordingly, with this letter I am, in accordance with instructions I received from your office by telephone, herewith submitting to you a formal ethics complaint on behalf of the WCRCC for you to deliver to the Wicomico County Ethics Commission for their action. Moreover, I’m requesting that the Commission first thoroughly investigate, then determine and publically identify and announce both what ethical violations have taken place (and by whom) and what corrective measures will be taken to prevent similar violations in the future.

On the other hand, if overt partisan political activity using County time and resources is not a violation of law, then please so inform me, in writing, that this is the case, citing the appropriate legal authorities.

Signed by Dave Parker, WCRCCChairman

Cops: Elderly Man Justified in Shooting, Killing Robber Who Attacked Wife

Man defends family, while exercising right to self-defense

A Texas man will not be charged by police after he shot a robber who attacked his wife in the parking lot of a grocery store, a perfect example of why concealed carry handgun laws and the Second Amendment are vital.

On Tuesday night, the bandit, 36-year-old Mike Angel Carmillio, parked in a handicap spot outside of the Aldi supermarket in North Dallas, waiting for someone with a disability to present the chance to pull off an easy theft.


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Hogan-Rutherford endorsed by the Maryland Retired Veterans Task Force

ANNAPOLIS, MD – October 31 – The Hogan-Rutherford ticket picked up the endorsement of the Maryland Retired Veterans Task Force (MRVTF) today. MRVTF endorsed the ticket because of Hogan and Rutherford's strong support of the veteran community.

"Boyd and I are incredibly grateful for the endorsement of the Maryland Retired Veterans Task Force," said Larry Hogan. "And while in Annapolis we plan to do everything we can to support our veterans and their families, and keep them in Maryland."

"Lt. Gov. Brown, although a veteran himself, has not been supportive of the veterans community in any substantive way over the past 8 years that he has worked for Governor O’Malley," said Harvey Kaplan, Ph.D, a retired Colonel of the U.S. Army Corp and spokesman for the MRVTF. "Brown’s record proves that he has failed in his efforts to perform the special tasks assigned to him by the governor. His work managing the program to enhance health insurance for Marylanders was a total failure — as evidenced by his disastrous and wasteful handling of the conversion to a new online enrollment system. He has not provided any meaningful support to his fellow veterans and has never testified in their favor on any important bill affecting most of the half million veterans living in our state."

"Larry Hogan has been a supporter of all of the veterans of Maryland for many years, and will continue to serve all of our citizens, including our veterans, as Maryland’s next governor," Kaplan said. "Larry Hogan is a successful businessman, former Maryland Cabinet Secretary, and long-time citizen activist. He has the skills we need."

Read the full endorsement here.

Arctic Halloween Weather: Snow, Record Lows for Eastern U.S.

An arctic blast is giving millions of people a real reason to shiver on Halloween.

Trick-or-treaters from the Midwest to the Mississippi Valley to the East Coast face a deep chill Friday, and strong, freezing winds are taking hold across the Great Lakes region, which is expecting the season’s first lake-effect snow. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport had already seen more than 260 flight cancellations and delays by early Friday afternoon because of the winds and snow, according to

The southern Appalachians are expected to get up to 8 inches of snow by Saturday morning, forecasters say. Record low temperatures are expected as far south as Miami.

“It’s certainly unusual,” Weather Channel lead meteorologist Michael Palmer said. “It’s early for snow in many areas, and the temperatures are definitely lower than we would expect.” In the Midwest, winds gusting to 50 mph and snow showers are expected around a stormy Lake Michigan.


Ocean City Police Department Press Releases

Posted: 31 Oct 2014 11:24 AM PDT
10-31-14 Drug Bust(October 31, 2014) – During the month of October, Ocean City Police Narcotics Unit initiated a drug investigation on a residence on the ocean block of 41st Street. The investigations, which was initiated after a citizen tip was received reporting suspected drug activity at the residence, determined that Shakeim Fitzgerald Williams, 38, and Tiffanie Amanda Sunderland, 22, were both living in the residence.
On Friday, October 31, 2014, at approximately 12:20 a.m. members of the Ocean City Police Department Quick Response Team executed a search and seizure warrant at the residence and located Williams and Sunderland inside.
Detectives also located approximately one ounce of cocaine (street value of approximately $2,500), approximately one ounce of heroin (street value of approximately $5,000), a felony amount of marijuana, over $500 in cash and hundreds of items commonly used to package and sell controlled dangerous substances (CDS).
Williams and Sunderland were arrested at the residence without incident. Detectives have charged Williams and Sunderland with three counts of possession with intent to distribute CDS and three counts of possession of CDS. Williams was also wanted in Worcester County for failure to appear for a previous possession of CDS case. Williams and Sunderland were seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and have been transferred to the Worcester County Jail. Williams is being held on $125,000 bond and Sunderland is being held on $50,000 bond.

Posted: 31 Oct 2014 11:21 AM PDT
Aaron Lewis Million
Aaron Lewis Million
(October 31, 2014) – On October 30, 2014 at approximately 8:25 p.m. Ocean City police responded to the ocean block of 90th Street for a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located a 23-year-old male of Ocean City that had been stabbed during an altercation with the suspect, later identified as Aaron Lewis Million, 22, of West Ocean City, MD.
Prior to the incident, the victim’s girlfriend had been staying at Million’s residence for a short period of time and returned to the victim’s residence to reconcile their relationship. Million insisted on going with the female to the victim’s home. Shortly after their arrival, Million and the victim began a physical altercation and Million stabbed the victim multiple times in the groin.
Million fled from the scene and was located a short time later by police at a nearby convenience store where he was arrested without incident. Ocean City EMS transported the victim to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he is currently in serious but stable condition.
Police have charged Million with first degree assault, second degree assault, openly carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to injure and reckless endangerment. Million is currently being held at the Ocean City Public Safety Building awaiting an initial appearance by a Maryland District Court Commissioner.

BREAKING NEWS: Test flight of space tourism rocket crashes

Virgin Galactic says its SpaceShipTwo crashes in Mojave Desert after suffering an 'in-flight anomaly,' while the status of the reported two pilots on board is unknown.

TMR: 200,000+ Doctors Opting Out of Obamacare, TSA Confiscates Ray Gun Belt Buckle, and Man Forced to Remove NRA Hat to Vote

Over 200,000 Doctors Opting Out of Obamacare
There are many reasons for the declining state of the health care in the United States. It can be traced back at least to the Flexner Report and the creation of the American Medical Association, essentially cartelizing the medical industry. Various government interventions have only served to continue to increase the cost of health care while quality declines, and Obamacare is merely the latest chapter in this progression of interventions.
Many of the unintended (yet entirely predictable) consequences of this policy are coming to fruition, from individuals or families being forced off their plans (right here!) to doctors opting for early retirement over the prospect of dealing with the bureaucratic nightmare. According to a new report, many doctors that aren’t outright retiring are simply opting out of Obamacare plans all together, to the tune of the hundreds of thousands.
Barbara Boland of CNSNews breaks it down:
Over 214,000 doctors won’t participate in the new plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA,) analysis of a new survey by Medical Group Management Association shows. That number of 214,524, estimated by American Action Forum, is through May 2014, but appears to be growing due to plans that force doctors to take on burdensome costs. It’s also about a quarter of the total number of 893,851 active professional physicians reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
In January, an estimated 70% of California’s physicians were not participating in Covered California plans.
Here are some of the reasons why:
1.      Reimbursements under Obamacare are at bottom-dollar – they are even lower than Medicare reimbursements, which are already significantly below market rates. “It is estimated that where private plans pay $1.00 for a service, Medicare pays $0.80, and ACA exchange plans are now paying about $0.60,” a study by the think-tank American Action Forum finds. “For example, Covered California plans are setting their plan fee schedules in line with that of Medi-Cal-California’s Medicaid Program-which means exchange plans are cutting provider reimbursement byup to 40 percent.”
2.      Doctors are expected to take on more patients to make up for the lost revenue, but that’s not happening, because primary care doctors already have more patients than they can handle. “Furthermore, physicians are worried that exchange plan patients will be sicker than the average patient because they may have been without insurance for extended periods of time, and therefore will require more of the PCPs time at lower pay,” says the study.

Lost Dog 10-31-14

Dear Sir: 

Yesterday at 10:30 am my wife and I were walking our shelties (miniature collies) when we were attacked by two large unsecured dogs , a lab and a full sized collie. This happened at east and bi state in Delmar. Our smallest sheltie male named Chocolate slipped his collar and leash and was chased off by the larger dogs. We are unable to find him after searching diligently . If any one sees him call Terry Dietrick at 302 245 7672 .He weighs 10 pounds is dark brown with black markings.

Pentagon Says No To Wind Turbines In Somerset County Based On National Security

Log Cabin From 1800s Relocated

Wet wind tugged at Tom Repsher's umbrella as he watched his log cabin, known as the Historic Parker House, being moved on wheels from Jefferson to Fairmount avenues in Towson late Wednesday.

Police cars blocked the 400 block of Jefferson Avenue, a rainswept street off Towsontown Boulevard, while movers and Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. workers waited for a nearby day care center to close for the evening, before they coordinated the roughly 90-minute trek down Jefferson to Towsontown and up to 410 Fairmount Ave.

Area residents and curious passers-by lined both sides of the street to watch the process of relocating a house.


Arrest Me! I Will NOT Comply

So True

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SFD Calls For Service 10-30-14

  • Thursday October, 30 2014 @ 09:36 Nature: Vehicle Accident w/InjuriesAddress: Truitt St & Long Ave Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Thursday October, 30 2014 @ 08:13 Nature: Vehicle Accident w/InjuriesAddress: 2416 N Salisbury Blvd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Thursday October, 30 2014 @ 07:50Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Thursday October, 30 2014 @ 07:45Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Thursday October, 30 2014 @ 07:43Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Thursday October, 30 2014 @ 05:29Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Thursday October, 30 2014 @ 04:27 Nature: Automatic AlarmAddress: 520 Wicomico St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Thursday October, 30 2014 @ 03:50Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Thursday October, 30 2014 @ 03:47Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Thursday October, 30 2014 @ 01:01 Nature: Automatic AlarmAddress: 207 W Main St Salisbury, MD 21801

Four children of Civil War soldiers still live in Virginia

They are rare living links to history, these children of Civil War soldiers.

Yes, children.

As we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war, it is amazing to consider that offspring of those who fought are still among us. It doesn’t seem possible that the math could add up. But it does.

There are no fewer than four children of Civil War veterans living in Virginia; they are classified as “real” sons and daughters, by the heritage groups that keep track. Two “real” Confederate daughters remain — sisters, in fact, who live in Danville and Rocky Mount — while a “real” Confederate son resides in Roanoke. The only “real” Union child, a daughter, lives in Varina in Henrico County.

All were born of marriages between aging veterans and teen brides. None of the four has any or much memory of his or her father because they all were young children when their fathers died. Nonetheless, they all represent fascinating connections to a long-ago conflict.


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Confirmed: Non-citizen voters boosting Democrats

Blockbuster study backs claim illegal ballots behind Obama's 2008 victory

A new study puts numbers behind the claim that the votes of non-U.S. citizens in the 2008 presidential election handed the White House to Barack Obama.

The study authored by Jesse T. Richman, Gulshan A. Chattha and David C. Earnest, who are affiliated with Old Dominion and George Mason Universities, found the number of non-citizen voters “could range from just over 38,000 at the very minimum to nearly 2.8 million at the maximum.”

Of the non-citizens who voted in 2008, the study found “81.8 percent reported voting for Barack Obama compared to 17.5 percent for John McCain.”

The tendency of non-citizens to vote for Democrats was confirmed two years later.

“Similarly in 2010, 53.8 percent of non-citizens reported voting for the Democratic House candidate while 30.7 percent indicated that they voted for the Republican,” the study said.


Maryland's Cyber Security Strategy: Avoid Boneheaded Mistakes

State and local governments can't prevent hackers from trying to break into its systems. But they can make sure employees don't make the task any easier for attackers.

Too often when governments are hacked, the reason is simple.

"Someone on our side made a boneheaded mistake," said Elliot Schlanger, Maryland's director of cyber security.

Gov. Martin O'Malley created the cyber security chief role in August 2013, tapping Schlanger, who also had been the state's first IT secretary. Schlanger's job has been to develop a better strategy to protect the state from cyber threats.


ICYMI: Poll shows Hogan ahead of Brown by 5 points

Annapolis, MD – October 31, 2014 – The latest poll in the Maryland governor's race shows Annapolis businessman Larry Hogan ahead of Lt. Governor Anthony Brown by five points, the Weekly Standard reports.

In addition to leading Brown 44-39, the poll shows stronger support for Hogan among moderate by 6 points and independent voters by 27 points. Hogan also boasts a higher favorability rating, 49 to 41 percent.

"Anthony Brown's negative and deceitful campaign has not fooled Marylanders," said Hogan campaign manager Steve Crim. "After 40 consecutive tax hikes, doubled unemployment, and zero economic growth, Maryland voters are demanding change. They don't want to see a third term of the O'Malley-Brown administration and its failed economic policies."

Read more on the poll here.

President Obama audience walks out again - this time in Milwaukee

For the second time in as many weeks, persons have walked out during a campaign speech given by President Barack Obama. Last week, it happened as the president spoke in Maryland – and this week, it happened in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to a WND report on Tuesday. It was apparent that the president was still delivering his speech as people were marching out of the venue where he was campaigning for Mary Burke, the Democratic Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate who is trying to take incumbent Gov. Scott Walker’s job away from him in the midterm election next week.

Ironically, just as Obama was telling people not to let anybody stand in their way, they could be seen exiting the event. He said, “Don’t let anybody stand in your way. Unless you’re registering on Election Day, you can vote even if you don’t have a photo I.D.” He continued, “Don’t let anybody mislead you.”

The first notion that things were heading south for an Obama appearance again came in a social media message from Mike Lowe who reports for Channel 6 in Milwaukee and uses the Twitter platform as @MikeLoweReports. Around 8 p.m., he tweeted that some people – not many, but some - were leaving the high school where the president was speaking. Just an hour before that, he tweeted a positive message stating that there was a big overflow crowd in the North Division High School gym awaiting the president and candidate Burke. Apparently, what a difference an hour makes.


Maryland police seize marijuana-laced candy

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) -- Prince George's County police say they've seized several boxes of candy infused with marijuana.

Police said Friday that the candy came to the area from the West Coast and Colorado, and includes taffy and chocolate bars.

Each piece of candy seized, they say, has about 100 milligrams of THC.



(FREDERICK, MD) – Cash from a money bag that fell out of an armored transport vehicle this morning on I-270 in Frederick County was quickly picked up by numerous drivers, who State Police are reminding, are welcome to turn in the money at the local barrack.

Shortly before 8:00 a.m. today, an armored transport vehicle from the GardaWorld security company was northbound on I-270 near Rt. 80. The preliminary investigation indicates a door lock malfunctioned, causing a door to open on the side of the armored container. A bag of cash fell out into the fast lane of I-270, spreading cash into the air and across the highway.

The armored vehicle driver moved to the shoulder of the interstate as quickly as possible. By the time he was stopped, he reported that numerous vehicles were stopped on the interstate and motorists were picking up the cash. Apparently, when a fire department official stopped at the scene as a precaution and activated the car’s emergency lights, the stopped motorists all left the area.

Maryland State Police troopers responded to the scene. A search of the area, assisted by a K9 team, recovered just over $200. A total amount lost is not known at this time and is being assessed by Garda officials.

Motorists who picked up the cash are reminded it is not their money. Recovered cash can be turned in at the Frederick Barrack of the Maryland State Police. Persons who took the cash from the highway and do not return the money could face theft charges if the continuing investigation leads to their identity.

Volkswagen’s New 300 MPG Car Not Allowed In America Because It Is Too Efficient

You won’t find the 300 MPG Volkswagen XL1 in an American showroom, in fact it has even been denied a tour of America because it is too efficient for the American public to be made widely aware of, and oil profits are too high in America with the status quo in place. No tour has been allowed for this car because the myth that 50 mpg is virtually impossible to obtain from even a stripped down econobox is too profitable to let go of, and when it comes to corporate oil profits, ignorance is bliss.

Years ago I had calculated that it should be possible to get a small car to exceed 100 mpg by putting parallel direct to cylinder water injectors side by side with the fuel injectors, and using the exhaust manifold to preheat the water so it would enter the cylinders as dry steam, thus providing added expansion (which drives the engine) while allowing the combustion process to proceed without reducing it’s efficiency. But I was obviously wrong with my calculations, because they were in fact over 2x conservative.

The 100 mpg carburetor was indeed a reality, and the Volkswagen XL1 proves it with only straightforward nothing special technology we have had since the 1970?s.Though the XL1 can be plugged in to deliver a 40 mile all electric drive, it does not need to be plugged in EVER to achieve 300 mpg. And it does not cheat in any way to achieve the rating, it weighs over 1,700 pounds, has normal tires, and delivers a very good driving experience with a governed top speed of 99 mph. The XL1 could reach a top speed in excess of 110 mph absent governor and turns in a 0-60 time of 11.5 seconds which is by no means leisurely for a car designed for efficiency. The XL1 in no way cheats on performance to hit it’s rating. It is simply the car we should have always had, and have had taken from us in the name of oil profits.


Faked Moon Landings?

A while back, there was some discussion on one of your threads about whether or not the moon landings were faked. Thought you might find this interesting. I have long believed the moon landings were faked, based on the photographic evidence, alone. Here we have an admission that they still aren't sure they can get through the van allen radiation belt. FMTT.

Upcoming flight of NASA's Orion spacecraft into space, proof that Moon landing never happened?

NASA’s newest spacecraft, Orion, will be launching into space for the first time in December 2014, on a flight that will take it farther than any spacecraft built to carry humans has gone in more than 40 years and through temperatures twice as hot as molten lava to put its critical systems to the test.

According to the video below, spacecraft Orion will test the Van Allen radiation belt first before they can send people through this region of space.

Listen carefully at around 3.36 what the man says: "We must solve this problem before we send people through this region of space” (the Van Allen radiation belt).

Didn't they already send 6 manned crews through this region on the way to the moon in the Apollo missions?

If NASA is still working on testing the Van Allen radiation belt in order to solve that problem before they can send the astronauts through this region of space, than it is really amazing what the engineers of NASA in the 60’s and with the technology of the 60’s have done to solve that problem, leading to the first moon landing in '69.

If the moon missions were real, then it seems the whole “the Van Allen radiation belt" problem should have been solved over 40 years ago and at least have landed on Mars by now and flown manned flights to one of Mars' moons or even a flyby of Saturn or Jupiter.

After watching this video I have to seriously doubt that there were ever any “NASA” manned space flights to the moon.

Help Us To Send the Limousine Liberals Back Home On November 4th

Wicomico's taxpayers will soon get a chance to express themselves at the polls on November 4th.  Here in Wicomico we have all witnessed a massive exodus of businesses, a significant reduction in our local area workforceTaxes have skyrocketed, fees have been imposed - (flush tax), drivers licenses & tolls have all increased and now it is time for us to take the matter to the polls. 

Whose hands are dirty:  Our current slate of elected Democratic Delegates have certainly had their dirty hands on the steering wheel - let us examine some of the legislation that has been thwarted or promulgated to the detriment of Wicomico's businesses and citizens.

1.   House Bill 966 - Elected County School Board
HB 966 was to allow the people to decide who would represent them on local school issues.  The issue was to be put on a public referendum.  Certainly - Norman Conway's inaction on the issue was a deterrent to allowing free public choice.

2.  House Bill 1522 - Hotel Rental Tax and User Fees Increase
This legislation was sponsored by Norman Conway and has resulted in an increase in the hotel rental tax rate in Wicomico County - (5% to 6%).  But that was not the only increase that Wicomico residents have suffered - buried in the legislation were also provisions to increase ticket prices by imposing surcharges on events being held at the civic center.  This represents another 'blow' to our citizens pocketbooks.

3.  House Bill 1412Education - Maintenance of Effort (Repeal or override of the County's Revenue Cap) 
This piece of legislation strikes at the very heart of Wicomico's residents - as more than 70% of the voters passed the grass roots effort to put a halt to run-a-way real estate taxes.

At SBYnews our hope is that there are still enough 'William Wallaces' out there who will educate themselves on the issues - and correct the current political imbalance.  The battle cry has been sounded - and the choice will soon be yours to determine your destiny.

 Published by SBYnews Editorial Staff

Halloween Food

Government Claims To Keep Us Safe

In the years following the adoption of the Constitution, before he was Secretary of State under President Thomas Jefferson and then president himself, James Madison, who wrote the Constitution, was a member of the House of Representatives. During that period of his life, he gave illuminating speeches and wrote elegant essays and letters about human freedom.

In one of his essays, Madison noted that freedom came about in Europe when the people rose up and cast off or intimidated tyrants, who reluctantly granted the people the freedoms they sought. That was, in Madison’s words, “power granting liberty.” The American experience was the opposite, he argued. After we seceded from Great Britain, the free people of the 13 independent states voluntarily came together and through the states delegated discrete amounts of power to a central government. That was, in Madison’s words, “liberty granting power,” especially since the people reserved to themselves the liberties they did not delegate away.

Much of the political class of the founding generation, unlike our own, viewed the Constitution as restraining, not unleashing, the government. They recognized along with Madison and Jefferson that natural rights — areas of human behavior for which we do not need a government permission slip — are truly inalienable. An inalienable right, like speech, worship, travel, self-defense and privacy for example, is one that cannot be taken away by majority vote or by legislation or by executive command. It can only be taken away after the behavior of the person whose restraint the government seeks has been found by a jury to have violated another’s natural rights.


A Letter To The Editor: Flu Shots

My husband and I had a few minutes this morning so we decided to get our flu shots. We went to CVA since they were at a convenient location. First thing person asks in a smirk on her face and ask if we knew how to use a computer. Well yes we do and very well. Next my husband started into answering questions: Name, address, phone number, e-mail address and a slew of medical questions. We had enough of the questions not pertaining to a flue shot. Anytime we have had a flu shot no questions were ask. I figured they wanted all this information so they could use/sell so they could call or e-mail and try to sell me something. We just pushed CANCEL. We shall get the shot somewhere else. Suppose to be a one minute clinic.?? 

Anyone else gone thru this "big brother" questions.

With Halloween Upon Us, Please Keep These Things In Mind


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Democrats Unload: 'Obama Has Stepped In It'

Top Democratic strategists are blasting President Barack Obama for putting the Democratic Party in a precarious position heading into the midterm elections.

"It's puzzling--and to the Kay Hagans of the world, infuriating--the number of times President Obama has stepped in it, repeatedly reminding voters that a vote for Hagan is a vote for Obama's policies," Democratic strategist Christy Setzer told The Hill.

Another individual whom The Hill describes as a "top Democratic strategist" groused about Obama golfing this past weekend instead of helping Democrats.

"He and his team could have made it clear a long time ago that there's nothing more important than the Senate remaining in Democratic hands in 2014," said the Democratic strategist. The strategist said the Obama White House has "already set up their defense" and is "laying the predicate down for the blame to come. It's really obvious."

The internecine rancor within Democratic ranks has grown so intense that at least one Democratic candidate says his own party is torpedoing his candidacy.

"My national party--that I'm a member of--(was) trying to drive votes to Larry Pressler [the Independent candidate] and trying to drive up my negatives," Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland told the Argus Leader.

Democrats' angst is eclipsed only by an angry voting electorate fed up with an unpopular president and Congress.


U.S. Government Orders 250,000 Hazmat Suits to be Sent to Dallas

Manager with large shipping company confirms purchase

A manager with a major shipping company has exclusively revealed to Infowars that the U.S. government has ordered 250,000 Hazmat suits to be sent to Dallas, the location of the first Ebola outbreak in the United States.

The manager of the shipping company proved his credentials to Infowars by providing a photo ID and sending a verified email from the company account, but wishes to remain anonymous due to understandable fears that he could be fired for revealing the information.

“I just learned we have been asked to ship 250,000 HAZMAT suits to Dallas, TX. for the US Government. Again this is happening today, we are pulling these suits for the US Government to Dallas, TX,” states the individual, who manages the drivers who work for the shipping company.


New IRS Horror Story Far Worse Than Previous

There are times when it becomes absolutely impossible to support the remarkably bad judgment often displayed by federal agencies under the control of the current administration—even for those of us who are typically viewed as backers of many of this administration’s policies.

The latest installment of frightfully unacceptable government behavior involves a law created in 2000—the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000—granting the IRS the power to seize the bank accounts of those suspected to be terrorists, drug dealers or engaged in other criminal activity, even when no charges have been filed and no convictions achieved.

The idea behind the law was to require banks to alert federal authorities to patterns of bank deposits that remain slightly below the $10,000 amount that has long triggered a bank’s responsibility to report deposits to the feds.


Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt, Building Bridges To Nowhere

You have to love all the "Catch Phrases" all of the Liberal politicians are delivering to the voters in this election.

What saddens me is just how naive the voters are. They listen to Rick Pollitt telling you for the past 9 years, it's about building bridges. OK Rick, WHAT BRIDGES? 

We have witnessed massive foreclosures. We are seeing thousands of for sale and for rent signs everywhere you turn in the county. The jobless rate has skyrocketed and yet the Liberals sitting around abusing the affordable housing and public assistance couldn't care less because they have a roof over their head. They are also running for public office.

I've watched Jim Mathias tell people his biggest accomplishment is building coalitions in Annapolis. REALLY JIM, that's it? Do you really think YOU have ANY influence for the Eastern Shore, or have people conveniently forgotten that the Eastern Shore has the LEAST amount of representatives in the House and Senate, proving we have ZERO influence.

Sure, our representatives can scream at the top of their lungs about a five cent per chicken tax but isn't it hilarious how a VISITING Mayor from Delmar, (Carl Anderton) can actually take the time to sit with the Montgomery County representative who proposed the Bill to remove his request AND CARL ISN'T EVEN IN THE LEGISLATURE, YET. 

So please Ladies & Gentlemen, tell me where those Bridges are going? It's time for a massive change in our representatives here on the Shore. Ignore the catch phrases and act like you've got some common sense any more. 


A Letter To The Editor 10-31-14


Based off of MJ Caldwell's Facebook post tonight, I thought you might be 
interested to know the following campaign expenditures for the two CCJ 

Jimmy Sarbanes: $68,432.00

MJ Caldwell: $17, 635.12

In a race that should be so sensitive to huge donations (since the winner could 
potentially determine a verdict or sentencing for their donor in the future), 
the amount of $ spent on behalf of Sarbanes is unbelievable (well actually, it's 
a little too believable).
Click READ MORE below to see documentation. 



Did You Hear? Texas Plans to Fingerprint EVERYONE within the Next 12 Years

The Texas Department of Public Safety might as well be called the Texas Department of Public Invasiveness.

They’ve launched a plan to fingerprint every single person of driving age in the state, after which they will add the person’s prints to the criminal database.

Is it just me or is that a rather Dystopian plan?

Jon Cassidy of writes:

The credit for breaking the news on those two items goes to consumer affairs columnist Dave Lieber of the Dallas Morning News, whose long-running “Watchdog” column often shows up in my Google Alerts, for obvious reasons.

As an old-school columnist, Lieber tends to keep his opinions subdued, and he doesn’t generally call people dishonest. But I have no problem with doing that, so I’d like to point out that the DPS spokesman he quotes at length is less than straightforward about his department’s legal authority.

Last month, Lieber broke the news that DPS had started collecting full sets of fingerprints on everyone who went in to renew their license.

Friday, he followed up with a story on DPS’ dubious legal authority to do so, and then posted lengthy quotations on the issue to his blog.

Lieber quotes an entire email from DPS spokesman Tom Vinger, who quotes Transportation Code Sec. 521.059 at length, including the key phrase, “The department shall establish an image verification system based on the following identifiers collected by the department: ….an applicant’s thumbprints or fingerprints.” (source)


American Red Cross: A Corporate Fleecing Operation Exploiting Natural Disasters

Report reveals organization more interested in PR than alleviating suffering

The American Red Cross is a corporate shell devouring millions of dollars in donations.

It not only fails to provide assistance to disaster victims but gets in the way of efforts by smaller, more efficient emergency relief efforts.

A joint investigation conducted by ProPublica and NPR discovered the Red Cross is not interested in its declared mission of “preventing and relieving suffering.” Instead, the organization diverts “assets for public relations purposes” and its distribution of relief supplies, according to one internal report, is “politically driven.”

This public relations agenda, designed to suck up donations from sympathetic Americans, resulted in a fake relief effort during Hurricane Isaac that was “worse than the storm,” according to Jim Dunham, a truck driver. Dunham said Red Cross trucks were dispatched “just to be seen” and were “sent way down on the Gulf with nothing to give.”


Three Spooky Ways You’re Being Spied on This Halloween

We think this technology is scarier than any costume you’ll see on the streets this week

It’s that time of year when people don sinister masks, spray themselves with fake blood, and generally go all out for a good fright. But here at EFF, we think there are plenty of real-world ghouls to last all year-round. Fortunately, we won’t let them hide under your bed. Sometimes our work sounds like science fiction, but the surveillance techniques and technology we fight are all too real. Here are some of the beasts hiding in your backyard that we’ve been fighting to expose:

Automated License Plate Readers
Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) are cameras that can either be mounted on squad cars or stationary. They read license plates and record the time, date, and location a particular car was encountered. And they’re paving the way for wholesale tracking of every driver’s movements. ALPRs can scan up to 1,800 license plates per minute, and can collect data on vast numbers of vehicles. In Los Angeles, for example, the Los Angeles Police Department and Sheriff’s Department collect data on 3 million cars per week.

Much like metadata about phone calls, the information obtained from ALPRs reveals sensitive personal information. In fact, the International Association of Chiefs of Police issued a report in 2009 recognizing that “recording driving habits” could raise First Amendment concerns, because cameras could record “vehicles parked at addiction-counseling meetings, doctors’ offices, health clinics, or even staging areas for political protests.”


More Government Tyranny- A Handicap 76 year Old Widow Has Lost her Home due to A Billing Error Made By The City Of Salisbury

In 2011 the City of Salisbury told a home owner who is a 76 year old handicapped widow and a lifelong Democrat that she owed $100 because her grass was higher than the ordinance allows and the city had to take it upon themselves to cut it. The problem is that never happened. The homeowner pays a local landscaping service to maintain her lawn and according to him the grass has never been high enough to be in violation of the ordinance in the past decade since he has been looking after this particular property.

The elderly lady immediately notified both the city of Salisbury and Neighborhood Services showing them copies of paid bills from her landscaper as proof she wasn’t in violation of the ordinance. They never responded, therefore, she believed the matter to be resolved. She is living off of her social security and her home, which was paid for, represented a large portion of her entire net worth. The fiasco which was to follow caused both her and her daughter considerable stress, heartache and even led to medical problems.

In 2012 she received the bill again and immediately sent certified letters to the City of Salisbury notifying them of the error and her letters went ignored. Later in 2012, she received a summons to go to court due to the unpaid grass cutting fee which was now up to over $200 due to late fees and interest. When she went to court, she looked on the docket, located her name and went in the proper courtroom with documents in hand where she intended to win her case, only the hearing never happened. She was surprised to find the designated courtroom empty. She took a seat in a row and a man in a suit with a briefcase who appeared to be a lawyer told her she didn’t need to have a hearing. She could just go out in the lobby and speak to Susan Phillips, the Director of Neighborhood Services and Code Compliance. According to the homeowner, Ms. Phillips was nice, looked over her documents and told her when she got back to her office she would look into her complaint. Phillips said if the grass really was in violation, there would be photographs of it and she would send copies of the pictures to the homeowner. If not, she promised to correct the billing error. Phillips never sent the photographs and the homeowner once again thought the billing error had been corrected.


My Version of the Story:

My Mom's home is located at 203 New York Avenue. She is retired and a window. Because she gets lonely, she travels often. I live nearby in Ocean City. My name is on the deed and I look after her house especially when she is away.

Back in October 2011, Mom received a bill from the City of Salisbury for $100. They said her grass was too high and in violation of code and that the City had to cut it.(They said the date they cut it was October 7, 2011) I knew this had to be a mistake because ever since we have owned the house, we have hired an expensive professional landscaper who keeps our entire yard in beautiful condition. My Mom keeps her house beautiful. Her yard is not only one of the nicest yards on her street, it is one of the prettiest yards and homes in the entire neighborhood. She is very proud of it. My Mom and I immediately notified the City that the bill must be a mistake and sent them paid invoices from our private landscaper who we hired showing that he cut the grass on the following dates:
October 5, 2014
October 12, 2014
October 24, 2014
Our landscaper is Carmen from Cutting Crew Lawn Care. He works with the City of Salisbury and many employees from the City of Salisbury know and like him.

They never responded to our letter or sent another bill that year. So, we assumed they had corrected their mistake.

SBY Airport Parking Lot Maintenance Notice

On Thursday, October 30, 2014 the Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport will discontinue parking in Lot C for parking lot maintenance. The paving project is scheduled to begin on Friday, November 14th. Passengers will be redirected to park in Lots A or B.

All vehicles currently parked in Lot C will need to be relocated no later than Thursday, November 13, 2014. Parking Lots A and B provide a total of 325 vehicle spaces for passenger use. Beginning on November 14th, vehicles in Lot C will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Paving and striping of Lot C should be completed by November 28th.

Airport Manager Bob Bryant stated, “The rehabilitation and paving of the airport terminal parking lot is a component of larger scale project that will include rehabilitation and paving of Airport Terminal Road. Much of the existing Airport Terminal Parking Lot pavement was laid in the 1970's and has deteriorated and needs to be rehabilitated.”

During this period, Airport management is encouraging passengers flying from the SBY Airport to consider asking a family member, friend, and/or business associate to transport them.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Airport Manager's Office at 410-548-4827. These paving projects are paid entirely from passenger-user fees generated solely at the Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport.

Teacher who called students the 'N-word' and 'slaves' when they objected to term African-American is fired after outrage

A substitute teacher at a Chicago school addressed a group of 13-year-olds using the N-word and referring to them as 'slaves'.

Mea Thompson and three of her friends say the teacher at first referred to them as 'African-American', which the girls objected to as they are not of African heritage.

The female teacher then used the N-word, which the group claim she then repeated throughout the class, referring to them as 'slaves'.


November 4th County Council Meeting Cancelled

County Council President Matt Holloway announced today that the Legislative Session of the Wicomico County Council scheduled for November 4th has been cancelled due to a lack of pressing matters for the meeting agenda.

The decision was made after conferring with the Law Department and other County Council members. The Wicomico County Council will resume its regular legislative schedule on November 18th at 10:00 am in Room 301 of the Government Office Building.

Thank God Its Friday 10-31-14

What will you be doing this weekend?


From the World Health Organization

The latest Murder Statistics for the world:
Murders per 100,000 citizens per year.

Honduras 91.6 (WOW!!)
El Salvador 69.2
Cote d'lvoire 56.9
Jamaica 52.2
Venezuela 45.1
Belize 41.4
US Virgin Islands 39.2
Guatemala 38.5
Saint Kitts and Nevis 38.2
Zambia 38.0
Uganda 36.3
Malawi 36.0
Lesotho 35.2
Trinidad and Tobago 35.2
Colombia 33.4
South Africa 31.8
Congo 30.8
Central African Republic 29.3
Bahamas 27.4
Puerto Rico 26.2
Saint Lucia 25.2
Dominican Republic 25.0
Tanzania 24.5
Sudan 24.2
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.9
Ethiopia 22.5
Guinea 22.5
Dominica 22.1
Burundi 21.7
Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.7
Panama 21.6
Brazil 21.0
Equatorial Guinea 20.7
Guinea-Bissau 20.2
Kenya 20.1
Kyrgyzstan 20.1
Cameroon 19.7
Montserrat 19.7
Greenland 19.2
Angola 19.0
Guyana 18.6
Burkina Faso 18.0
Eritrea 17.8
Namibia 17.2
Rwanda 17.1
Mexico 16.9
Chad 15.8
Ghana 15.7
Ecuador 15.2
North Korea 15.2
Benin 15.1
Sierra Leone 14.9
Mauritania 14.7
Botswana 14.5
Zimbabwe 14.3
Gabon 13.8
Nicaragua 13.6
French Guiana 13.3
Papua New Guinea 13.0
Swaziland 12.9
Bermuda 12.3
Comoros 12.2
Nigeria 12.2
Cape Verde 11.6
Grenada 11.5
Paraguay 11.5
Barbados 11.3
Togo 10.9
Gambia 10.8
Peru 10.8
Myanmar 10.2
Russia 10.2
Liberia 10.1
Costa Rica 10.0
Nauru 9.8
Bolivia 8.9
Mozambique 8.8
Kazakhstan 8.8
Senegal 8.7
Turks and Caicos Islands 8.7
Mongolia 8.7
British Virgin Islands 8.6
Cayman Islands 8.4
Seychelles 8.3
Madagascar 8.1
Indonesia 8.1
Mali 8.0
Pakistan 7.8
Moldova 7.5
Kiribati 7.3
Guadeloupe 7.0
Haiti 6.9
Timor-Leste 6.9
Anguilla 6.8
Antigua and Barbuda 6.8
Lithuania 6.6
Uruguay 5.9
Philippines 5.4
Ukraine 5.2
Estonia 5.2
Cuba 5.0
Belarus 4.9
Thailand 4.8
Suriname 4.6
Laos 4.6
Georgia 4.3
Martinique 4.2

And .....The United States 4.2 !!!!!!!!!!!!

ALL (109) of the countries above the listing for the USA have 100% gun bans.  It might be of interest to note that SWITZERLAND is not shown on this list because it has NO MURDER OCCURRENCE!

However, SWITZERLAND'S law requires that EVERYONE:
1. Own a gun.
2. Maintain Marksman qualifications .... Regularly .

Didja learn anything from this??

I think the message is - loud and clear - that gun bans and restrictions
DO NOT work!

MSNBC host Donny Deutch found guilty of scamming realtor out of $1 million over the sale of his $30 million Hamptons home

MSNBC host Donny Deutsch has been found guilty of scamming a realtor out of over $1 million in commission on the sale of his former $30 million home in the Hamptons.

Real estate broker Edward Petrie had claimed he was done out of his 4 percent commission after Deutsch went behind his back and brokered the 2010 sale privately to avoid paying the fee.

Petrie had found a potential buyer in hedge fund boss Howard Marks, but once Deutsch realized he knew Marks, the realtor claimed that the TV host went behind his back.

Justice Charles Ramos awarded Petrie’s employer, Sotheby’s, $1.2 million in compensation in court last week, reports The New York Post.

‘This court considers that and refusal to acknowledge [Petrie] as the broker to be marks of dishonesty and greed,’ wrote Ramos.

‘Both characteristics are particularly unbecoming when exhibited by those blessed with great wealth.’


A Virus Found In Lakes May Be Literally Changing The Way People Think

While conducting a separate experiment, a group of scientists from Johns Hopkins and the University of Nebraska accidentally discovered something unexpected and potentially disturbing.

A virus was living in the mouths and throats of a good portion of the people in the study, a virus that the researchers didn't think was capable of infecting humans. Worse still, it seemed to be slowing some of the subjects' mental abilities, especially their ability to process visual information.

The surprising part about this for researchers was that a microscopic organism that we thought could infect only algae — plants — was living in about 40% of the small number of people tested.

For the rest of us, the bigger surprise may be that this virus could join the ranks of microorganisms that live inside and on us, changing the way we think.

In a way, this is less crazy than it seems. Microscopic organisms live all over people and have all kinds of effects on our health, brain, and behavior.


Quote Of The Day

"Comrades, I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how. But what is extraordinarily important is this: who will count the votes, and how." --- Communist leader Josef Stalin (1879-1953)


Are you a Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?
Here is a little test that will help you decide. 

The answer can be found by posing the following question: 

You're walking down a deserted street with your wife
and two small children.

Suddenly, a Terrorist with a huge knife
comes around the corner,
locks eyes with you,
screams obscenities,
raises the knife, and charges at you...

You are carrying a
Kimber 1911 cal. 45 ACP, and you are an expert shot.
You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.
What do you do? 


Democrat's Answer:
· Well, that's not enough information to answer the question!
· What is a Kimber 1911 cal. 45 ACP?
· Does the man look poor or oppressed?
· Is he really a terrorist? Am I guilty of profiling?
· Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack?
· Could we run away?
· What does my wife think?
· What about the kids?
· Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand?
· What does the law say about this situation?
· Does the pistol have appropriate safety built into it?
· Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my children?
· Is it possible he'd be happy with just killing me?
· Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me?
· If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me?
· Should I call 9-1-1?
· Why is this street so deserted?
· We need to raise taxes, have paint & weed day.
· Can we make this a happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior.
· I need to debate this with some friends for a few days and try to come to a consensus.
· This is all so confusing!

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Republican's Answer:


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Southerner's Answer: 

Click..... (Sounds of reloading)

Daughter: 'Nice grouping, Daddy!'
'Were those the Winchester Silver Tips or Hollow Points?!

Son: 'Can I shoot the next one?!'

Wife: 'You are NOT taking that to a Taxidermist!