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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The Laura Mitchell Smoking Gun

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Friday, October 24, 2014

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Witnesses Support Wilson's Claims But Are Afraid To Come Forward

A number of African American eyewitnesses to the police shooting death of Michael Brown have given testimony in front of a grand jury that supports Darren Wilson, the officer who shot the teen on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri.

But according to The Washington Post’s sources, the witnesses have not come forward publicly out of fear.

“Seven or eight African American eyewitnesses have provided testimony consistent with Wilson’s account, but none of them have spoken publicly out of fear for their safety,” the Post reported on Wednesday.

Wilson shot Brown following what began as a verbal altercation in the Canfield neighborhood in Ferguson. The town, and the neighborhood, are majority black. Brown was black. Officer Wilson is white. The shooting has sparked massive outrage from civil rights groups and protesters who believe that race contributed to Brown’s death and to what they see as a sloppy investigation into the shooting.

Most of the witnesses to the shooting who have come forward, including Brown’s friend Dorian Johnson who was with him at the time of the incident, have publicly said that Brown was surrendering when Wilson shot him.

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Chilling free speech: Fed's passion to monitor us has become insatiable

Earlier this week, the federal government’s National Science Foundation, an entity created to encourage the study of science -- encouragement that it achieves by awarding grants to scholars and universities -- announced that it had awarded a grant to study what people say about themselves and others in social media.

The NSF dubbed the project Truthy, a reference to comedian Stephen Colbert’s invention and hilarious use of the word “truthiness.”

The reference to Colbert is cute, and he is a very funny guy, but when the feds get into the business of monitoring speech, it is surely no joke; it is a nightmare. It is part of the Obama administration’s persistent efforts to monitor communication and scrutinize the expressions of opinions it hates and fears.

All presidents push the envelope when it comes to exercising their constitutional powers. But we never before have seen in modern times a president like the present one.

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Chart Of The Day: "Cost Of Living" Edition

If you thought an Ivy League education was beyond your reach financially, try jail in New York City...

Thank you Federal Government War On Drugs...

Suspect waiting to be tried for murder accidentally RELEASED from Baltimore jail and goes on the run after protocol breach

Law enforcement officials in Maryland are on the hunt for a murder suspect who was released by mistake from jail while waiting to go on trial.

Rodriquez Purnell, 30, was erroneously freed Friday from the Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center in Baltimore, and he has not been seen since.

Purnell was awaiting trial in the shooting death of 27-year-old Terrance J Rheubottom on St. Patrick's Day 2013 in Baltimore. He also had been convicted of assaulting a corrections worker.

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Vote FOR questions 1, 2 on ballot

Maryland voters will decide two constitutional amendments when they go to the polls in the general election. We urge local residents to vote FOR Question 1 (restricting transportation trust funds) and Question 2 (special elections for county executive or Baltimore City mayor).

Question 1 adds language to the Maryland Constitution restricting the use of transportation trust funds to highway and transportation purposes, including allocation to local governments as highway user revenues.

In recent years, money in the Transportation Trust Fund has been raided by governors and state lawmakers for use in the general fund to balance the Maryland budget. The biggest effect locally has stemmed from the state’s decision to withhold highway user revenues from county and town governments. Mid-Shore counties had relied on those funds for local road projects in the area, including maintenance and improvements.

Approval of Question 1 provides for a “lockbox” of sorts for the state’s Transportation Trust Fund, which was “created in 1971 to establish a dedicated fund to support the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT),” according to the agency’s website. “Sources of funds include motor fuel taxes, vehicle excise (titling) taxes, motor vehicle fees (registrations, licenses and other fees), and federal aid.”

The proposed constitutional amendment would limit “the use of Transportation Trust Funds to payment of principal and interest on transportation bonds and for constructing and maintaining an adequate highway system or any other transportation-related purpose.”

It also would prohibit “the transfer of Transportation Trust Funds into the General Fund or a special fund of the State, except for: (1) an allocation or use of highway user revenues for local governments or (2) a transfer of funds to the Maryland Transportation Authority or the Maryland Transportation Authority Fund.”

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Obama's illegal immigration 'amnesty' is 'confirmation of crisis,' claim GOP lawmakers

Members of Congress on the political right are seething over the Obama administration's apparent plan to turn as many as 34 million illegal immigrants into legal U.S. residents, with one lawmaker claiming the president is engaged in 'covert actions to prepare for tens of millions of amnesty cases.'

Rep. Lou Barletta, a Pennsylvania Republican,said Thursday that recent reports of a government program to mass-purchase blank 'green cards' and work permits are 'proof that the groundwork is already being laid to grant amnesty post-election to millions upon millions of people who have broken our laws to enter this country.'

'The administration already has exceeded its authority to manipulate our immigration laws, and it is jarring to see the sheer scale of his future plans to do more,' he said.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a draft proposal this month, seeking a vendor to produce the paperwork that authorizes illegal immigrants to live and work in the United States. The White House is preparing to issue an immigration-related executive order after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

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GA Dems Try to Increase Black Turnout by Exploiting Michael Brown's Death: Vote 'If You Want to Prevent Another

Democrats in Georgia are trying to motivate black voters by exploiting Michael Brown's death, urging them to vote "if you want to prevent another Ferguson..."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution obtained flyers that use images from the Ferguson protests and of two black children holding up signs that say "don't shoot" to urge Democrats to vote early "if you want to prevent another Ferguson in their futures," and because "it's up to you to make change happen." The mailers also note that the vast majority of Ferguson's elected officials and police officers are white, even though the city is two-thirds black and asks, "what are we going to do about it?"

"If we want a better, safer future for our children, it's up to us to vote for change," it says.

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Black disappointment with Obama threatens Democrats

MIAMI — Black voters’ disappointment with President Barack Obama, who they so eagerly embraced for so many years, could be costly on Election Day to Democrats, who badly need a big African-American turnout to win Senate and gubernatorial races in key states.

Instead, many African-Americans see an unemployment rate well above the national average, continuing problems with crime in many neighborhoods, and a president more interested in trying to help other voting blocs that didn’t give him such unwavering support.

He talks about same-sex marriage in a nod to the gay and lesbian community. He discusses immigration and its benefits, an issue particularly important to the Latino community. He fights for equal pay, a vital issue to the women Democrats so avidly court.

The black community, which gave Obama support like no other group, too often doesn’t see the investment paying off.

“People in this community just don’t think anything is going to change,” said Akua Scott, a Miami-based labor organizer.

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Obama Asserts Fast and Furious Executive Privilege Claim for Holder’s Wife

Judicial Watch announced today that it received from the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) a “Vaughnindex” detailing records about the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. The index was forced out of the Obama administration thanks to JW’s June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequentSeptember 2012 FOIA lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 1:12-cv-01510)). A federal court had ordered the production over the objections of the Obama Justice Department.

The document details the Attorney General Holder’s personal involvement in managing the Justice Department’s strategy on media and Congressional investigations into the Fast and Furious scandal. Notably, the document discloses that emails between Attorney General Holder and his wife Sharon Malone – as well as his mother – are being withheld under an extraordinary claim of executive privilege as well as a dubious claim of deliberative process privilege under the Freedom of Information Act. The “First Lady of the Justice Department” is a physician and not a government employee.

This is the first time that the Obama administration has provided a detailed listing of all records being withheld from Congress and the American people about the deadly Fast and Furious gun running scandal. The 1307-page “draft” Vaughn index was emailed to Judicial Watch at 8:34 p.m. last night, a few hours before a federal court-ordered deadline. In its cover letter, the Department of Justice asserts that all of the responsive records described in the index are “subject to the assertion of executive privilege.”

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio Demands Federal Government Stop Releasing Criminals Aliens In Maricopa County



Thank God Its Friday 10-24-14

What will you be doing this weekend?

Living In Ocean City Is Like Having Your Own Zoo

The difference, we don't have to pay out millions to enjoy what God has given us and the animals aren't caged. 

Someone's Flying Home After Early Voting, Can You Guess Who?

Man, I love my Drone.

Singing Anesthesiologists

Harvest Farm Dinner at Bordeleau

Sobo's Catering invites you to a special dinner event at Bordeleau Winery in Eden, Maryland. Thursday, October 30th at 6:00pm. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to SaveFarmFamilies.org to help support local area farmers and their families!

We are proud to partner on this event with Bordeleau Winery as well as these other great sponsors: Sewansecott Oysters from H.M. Terry Co., BayWater Greens and Rise Up Coffee.

Chef Arturo Suazo will prepare a fall harvest menu, each course paired with your choice of eVo beer or featured Bordeleau wine. Tickets are on sale now at SoBo's Wine Beerstro and Bordeleau. Limited quantities are available, cost is $60 each.

Live Acoustic Music w/ RED NO BLUE 6:00pm - 9:00pm!

See the event flyer for event menu or call for details.
SoBo's Wine Beerstro 410.219.1117

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Walllops Launch on 27 Oct!

At 6:45pm on Monday, October 27th, the launching of an Antares rocket from Wallops Flight Facility will deliver cargo and crew supplies to the International Space Station. If the skies are clear, look to the south to watch this awesome event. For videos, launch coverage and other related events (such as a change in launch times), go to http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/events/index.html