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Sunday, October 13, 2019

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The Week In Review

The below posts with today's date were the most 
popular posts last week.

Violence in Wicomico County Schools **Viewer Warning**

The problems with the videos has been corrected.

These two videos are of the fight yesterday that led to several kids at Salisbury middle being pepper sprayed by a deputy. In the second video, you can see that puny little deputy come in and try to break up the fight. Apparently, after the video ends, she realizes that she was unable to break up this fight between these two teenage girls, so she felt the need to pull out her pepper spray and start - trying - to mace one of the girls fighting but ended up spraying most of the bystanders in the cafeteria, sending several kids to the nurses office and home. Today's insanity revolved around nine separate fights Occurring today alone – resulting in that school being shut down. Something needs to happen with the zoo. It's just crazy

Suspect Arrested In Wicomico County Fatal Stabbing 10-7-19

(SALISBURY, MD) – The Maryland State Apprehension Team has located and arrested the suspect believed to be responsible for fatally stabbing a man last night in Wicomico County.

The accused is identified as Cobey Mishler, 18, of Salisbury. Mishler is charged with first and second degree murder, first and second degree assault and reckless endangerment. He will be taken before a court commissioner for his initial appearance.

Shortly after 5:00 p.m. today, Mishler was arrested at a residence in the 1000 block of Schumaker Woods Drive in Salisbury. He was arrested without incident and transported to the Salisbury Barrack for processing.

The deceased is identified as Seth Abbey, 18, of Salisbury. Abbey was found in a parking lot in the 1000 block of Beaglin Park Drive in Salisbury shortly after 10:00 p.m. last night with apparent stab wounds. He was transported to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased by hospital personnel. Investigators await autopsy results to determine cause and manner of death.

Investigators from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit worked with the Wicomico County State’s Attorney to obtain an arrest warrant for Mishler. The investigation continues…

Kuhn's Jewelers Is Bailing From The Downtown Plaza

We are moving and will be open at our new location on
October 22, 2019
We will remain open Downtown until October 18th

Kuhn's Jewelers
Sea Gull Square
1306 South Salisbury Blvd
Suite 192
Salisbury, MD 21801
My Dad always told me that the two things you need most in retail, besides a great product of course, are visibility and accessibility. So in order to ensure that our customers can get to us easily, park right out front, and park for free, we have decided to move to a new location, at least until construction downtown is completed.

Kuhn's is moving to Sea Gull Square right on Rt. 13. In celebration of our Grand-Reopening we will be offering a sleighful of savings for the holidays. Come and see our new space, our exciting new jewelry, gifts, the amazing artwork of Abbi Custis and experience the kind of quality and service you have come to expect from Kuhn's Jewelers.

With love and thanks for your continued support,
Susan Kuhn Purnell
Kuhn's Jewelers | Sea Gull Square, Salisbury, MD 21801
Monday-Friday 10 AM-5:30 PM, Saturday 10 AM-4 PM, Closed Sunday

Salisbury EMS Dispatched to Salisbury Middle School 10-8-19

Salisbury EMS has been dispatched to Salisbury Middle School due to a a child with difficulty breathing. Pepper spray has been sprayed in the cafeteria.

UPDATE: A second ambulance has been dispatched to the school 

A Comment Worthy Of A Post 10-10-19

Anonymous said...

I taught in Wicomico County for 8 years and left due to the lack of support from admin. A student in my class tried to turn in field trip money the day of our trip, after having a month and a half to turn it in, and I told him no. He became so mad that he told me he was going to stab me in my pregnant stomach and kill my baby. He threw chairs at me, cussed, and stormed out the room looking for a knife. He was only taken out of my room after a few days because I requested a threat assessment where they determined he was indeed a threat to my safety. But he wasn't punished because he refused to go to ISS (which they only assigned him a half day of because who really cares about a student who threatened to murder me and my baby right?) and nobody did anything. Admin also ignored my request to move him out of my group during a back to school night the week after the knife incident so I was left in the same room with him that night. His mother complained that I was going to deny him the right to go on the field trip and they actually let him go anyway. My teammate's classroom was destroyed by a student and my teammate had to clean it up instead of the student. A student walked out of my co-teacher's classroom after tearing things off her wall on a daily basis and nothing was done. Another student roamed the halls, ran in classrooms and spit on teacher desks, and PEED IN THE HALLWAY and since the mother threatened to sue if anyone touched her son all admin did was follow him around all day . ADMINISTRATION WAS USELESS!! My new school in a different state has a contract both parents and students must sign and students are booted from the school if they do not behave. I was about to quit teaching and am so thankful I gave it one more shot somewhere new. They have got to bring back consequences and demanding respect. Wicomico County is a joke. October 9, 2019 at 6:05 PM

A Viewer Writes...... Bennett Middle School 10-9-19

A substitute teacher was hit in the head by a thrown apple in the hallway, by an angry student. She was taken to the hospital by the Fruitland ambulance at 8:15 this morning, it hit her so hard the apple was all over the floor. I want to remain anonymous, but want the community to know what teachers and staff go through with the kids, everyday!

What Can YOU Do About Violence At Our Local Schools

For so many years your local media covered up the violence at local schools. While I was black balled by the BOE for so many years because I was the only one willing to stick my neck out and expose just how horrific things had become, I was put aside. However, as SBYNews grew your local media had no choice but to start exposing it. This was my entire goal with SBYNews, change the way things were reported locally.

Today our sources have grown to the point we get information in real time and we are able to get it out there so the public is aware. However, many of you are misinformed by pointing fingers in the wrong direction. 

Jake Day and Bob Culver can do NOTHING about the BOE. They, (the BOE) are autonomous. The only thing they can do is stop any additional funding above and beyond maintenance of effort. That's it! What YOU can do is start attending BOE meetings and voice your concerns and demands. YOU need to hold these leaders accountable and demand immediate action. 

These kids are young and impressionable. Fights are one thing but each and every one of you need to think, what's next? Until examples are made, something bad is coming to your schools and that includes teachers getting hurt. If a teacher speaks out they will be retaliated against by the administration. Remember the old phrase, "Only You Can Prevent Fires"? Well, only YOU can stop the violence. You can't expect this Site to change everything. It takes a community and for crying out loud you need to get off your rear ends and do something about it before something really bad happens. The time is NOW!

Stabbing In Salisbury 10-6-19

Salisbury Fire and EMS dispatched to 1002 Beaglin Park Drive, Parkwood Apartments for a stabbing. Paramedic 1 transporting an 18 y/o male stabbing victim to PRMC in trauma arrest. Engine 1, Assistant Chief 1 and MSP on the scene. Assistant Chief 1 requests a second engine dispatched to the scene. Assistant Chief 1 advised Engine 16 he needed help getting Engine 1 to the hospital.

BREAKING NEWS: 3 Fights Already This Morning At Salisbury Middle School 10-11-19

3 fights at Salisbury Middle, again. Another day of safe in place and no instruction because no one can control these animals.

June 2020: Salisbury Pride Parade!

Cory Booker Warns Trump: 'If You Come After Joe Biden, You're Going to Have to Deal with Me'

Presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said if President Trump continues his attacks against former Vice President Joe Biden with regards to Ukraine, he is going to have to go through him.

Trump has accused Biden of trying to stop an investigation into the Ukrainian gas company where his son, Hunter, was a board member.

"Senator, if the overwhelming issue is President Trump must be defeated, do you feel you and other Democrats must be doing more to speak in one voice that Joe Biden’s family is off-limits?" CNN anchor Ana Cabrera asked on Sunday.


JUST IN: Shepard Smith out at Fox News

Shepard Smith is stepping down from Fox News, the network announced on Friday. Today's Friday afternoon showing of Shepard Smith Reporting was his last.

A native of Holly Springs, Mississippi, Smith, 55, joined Fox News at its inception in 1996 after beginning his television career a decade earlier at WJHG-TV in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Jay Wallace, president and executive editor of FOX News Media, said in a statement, “Shep is one of the premier newscasters of his generation and his extraordinary body of work is among the finest journalism in the industry."


Hogan Backs Impeachment Inquiry

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, is supporting the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

His comments came during an interview on the PBS show, "Firing Line with Margaret Hoover." A video excerpt of the interview was posted Thursday night on the show's Twitter account.

"I think we do need an inquiry because we have to get to the bottom of it," he said. "I'm not ready to say I support impeachment and the removal of the president."


Maryland panel votes to remove Confederate flag on plaque

Over the objections of Maryland House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones, the State House Trust has decided to amend, but not discard, a plaque that pays tribute to both Union and Confederate soldiers who served and died in the Civil War.

In one of her first actions after becoming speaker in May, Jones proposed removing the plaque at the State House because, she said, its authors sought to avoid what is history: “that there was a right side and a wrong side in the Civil War.”

Jones called it the “last Confederate vestige” at the State House and said the plaque "does not seek to correctly document history, but instead sympathizes with Confederate motivations and memorializes Confederate soldiers.”


What Happened At Salisbury Middle School Today? 10-10-19

Have you heard anything about what's going on at Salisbury Middle School? I hear there's been five or six fights today and the kids have been on lock down since before lunch. No one is allowed to move and the cops of been in and out of the school all day. Apparently there's more cops on the way now with sirens on. They were talking about a bomb threat, but with so many fights, no one knows if that is related- or sadly, just a normal amount of fighting in that zoo. Just wanted to know if you heard anything because I've got a kid over there and they're not telling him anything either – just to sit down and be quiet And not to move.

There has been absolutely no instruction all day. They have not gone about their normal class rotation. They have been in the same classroom most of the day, not learning.

Peter Franchot Is Not Happy with MDOT

Prince George’s delegate charged with wire fraud, resigns from Maryland General Assembly

 Democratic Del. Tawanna Gaines, center, is shown during the 2015 Maryland General Assembly
 session  with Del. Keith Haynes and Del. Adrienne A. Jones

Federal prosecutors charged Prince George’s County Del. Tawanna P. Gaines on Monday with taking more than $22,000 from her campaign account for her personal use and she has resigned from Maryland General Assembly.

Gaines, a Democrat, is charged with wire fraud in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. According to a filing by U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur, Gaines used a PayPal account that she controlled to take money from the Friends of Tawanna P. Gaines campaign finance account between 2015 and 2018. The PayPal account was not listed in Gaines’ campaign finance filings with the state, prosecutors alleged.

Gaines, 67, is expected to be scheduled for an initial appearance and arraignment Oct. 17, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones announced Monday that Gaines had resigned her seat in the House of Delegates on Friday.


Rumblings: Mitt Romney Is Weighing a Primary Challenge to Donald Trump

Oh, please be true!

Mitt Romney has become an expert at lobbing bombs at President Trump from the sidelines.

Now there is rumors that Mitt Romney may take on President Trump in the Republican primary.

According to HotAir:

Romney has re-emerged, as he does occasionally, to be the self-appointed voice of morality. He slammed President Trump’s behavior during the phone call to Ukraine’s President Zelensky as “wrong and appalling”.

From the Facebook page of Governor Larry Hogan

They're at it again. The same politicians that raised your taxes 43 consecutive times during the O'Malley years have been meeting in secret to raise your taxes.

The so-called Kirwan Commission is the legislature's vehicle to push for MASSIVE state and local tax hikes - the largest in Maryland history - that will do little to increase student achievement.

The Maryland Department of Budget and Management estimates that the Kirwan Tax Hike plan will require a 39% increase in the personal income tax, an 89% increase in the sales tax, or a staggering 535% increase in the property tax. This would cost each Maryland family at least $6,200 in additional taxes per year.

Our administration is fighting to make sure money goes into the classrooms and not wasted in bureaucracy. We will continue to push for more accountability and continue to fight to root out corruption and mismanagement in our school systems.

Does H20i Make Car Culture Look Bad? An In Depth Look at H20i 2019

Dick's has destroyed $5 million worth of weapons, its CEO says

Dick's Sporting Goods has destroyed $5 million of the chain's gun inventory, its CEO said.

After finding out that Dick's had sold the Parkland shooter a shotgun, CEO Ed Stack decided last year the company would no longer sell firearm to anyone under 21. Dick's announced it would destroy its inventory of weapons, rather than allow them to be sold by another retailer.

Since then, about $5 million of the chain's gun inventory has been turned into scrap metal, Stack said in an interview with CBS.

"All this about, you know, how we were anti-Second Amendment, you know, 'we don't believe in the Constitution,' and none of that could be further from the truth," he said in the interview. "We just didn't want to sell the assault-style weapons that could inflict that kind of damage."


Unsanctioned Participants, Residents Address Council On Last Month’s Chaotic Weekend; Participant: ‘We Can Work Together To Create An Amazing Event’

OCEAN CITY — In the first real public forum on Monday since another “intolerable” unsanctioned motor vehicle event two weeks ago, it was clear nerves are still raw and tensions remain high, but there appears to be some willingness for reconciliation.

It was clear from the beginning during Monday’s Mayor and Council meeting most of the large crowd in attendance was not there for the mundane agenda. When it came time for the public comment period, many spoke out against the unsanctioned H2Oi event while others sought answers from their city leaders. For the first time, publicly at least, even some participants in the unsanctioned event made their feelings known.

The public comment session ran the gamut from fear and anger to distrust and resentment from both sides. Respect was a recurring theme and both sides appeared to offer olive branches and attempts at reconciliation. When the lengthy public comment period ended, one thing was perfectly clear, however.


Secretary general warns the UN could run out of money by the end of the month

The United Nations' secretary general sent out a letter warning that it could run out of funds in a matter of weeks.

Secretary General António Guterres said in a Monday letter to 37,000 employees at the U.N. secretariat that the U.N. is running a $230 million deficit and could run out of money by the end of October, according to CBS News.

“Member States have paid only 70 percent of the total amount needed for our regular budget operations in 2019. This translates into a cash shortage of $230 million at the end of September. We run the risk of depleting our backup liquidity reserves by the end of the month,” Guterres, 70, said.


Fire at Cambridge Hyatt 10-6-19

The Cambridge house, a conference center adjacent to the hotel, burned this morning.

Records Contradict Warren’s Claim She Was Fired Over Pregnancy

The Riverdale, NJ Board of Education approved a second-year teaching contract for a young Elizabeth Warren, documents show, contradicting the Democrat presidential candidate’s repeated claims that she was asked not to return to teaching after a single year because she was "visibly pregnant."

Minutes of an April 21, 1971, Riverdale Board of Education meeting obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show that the board voted unanimously on a motion to extend Warren a "2nd year" contract for a two-days-per-week teaching job. That job is similar to the one she held the previous year, her first year of teaching. Minutes from a board meeting held two months later, on June 16, 1971, indicate that Warren’s resignation was "accepted with regret."

Warren's claim that she was dismissed after her first year of teaching because she was pregnant has become a cornerstone of her stump speeches. She has used it to both explain her jump from teaching into the legal world as well as to showcase the difficulties that women face in the workplace.


Reports: Climate activist Greta Thunberg is favored to win the Nobel Peace Prize

Oddsmakers and gamblers have favored climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, to win the Nobel Peace Prize next week, according to multiple reports.

Bookies in Europe have the 16-year-old, who is from Sweden, as the favorite to nab the honor, reports The Daily Mail. The award will be announced Oct. 11.

Thunberg started the school strike, “Fridays for Future,” in which she and others leave class for protest for change that would better protect earth. Thousands of students and young people around the world have joined her in the movement.

She also recently gave an “angry” climate change speech to world leaders at the United Nations.


Hillary Clinton to Trump: 'Don't tempt me' into entering the 2020 presidential race

Washington (CNN)Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday shot back at President Donald Trump after he taunted her about entering the 2020 presidential election, saying, "Don't tempt me."

"Don't tempt me. Do your job," Clinton said.

The terse comment came in response to an earlier tweet from Trump that said, "I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren."

"Only one condition," he added. "The Crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors including how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AFTER getting 'C' Subpoena!."

GOB in Salisbury Closed Due to Water Main Breakage 10-10-19

Date: October 10, 2019

Wicomico County has had to close the Government Office Building due to a water main being broken during the construction in downtown Salisbury. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.


Report: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger fined $5,000 by NFL for wearing Apple Watch on Steelers' sideline

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has reportedly been fined $5,000 by the NFL for a uniform violation because he wore an Apple Watch on the Steelers' sideline Monday night when the Steelers hosted the Cincinnati Bengals, according to ESPN.

ESPN reported that Roethlisberger is "livid" about the fine and is appealing it.

With Roethlisberger unable to use his right arm, his wife dressed him for the Monday night game and strapped the Apple Watch on his left wrist, ESPN reported.


A Viewer Writes 10-8-19


I need some info and you seem to be the only real source around here...during the recent cable outage caused by an accident involving a truck, I experienced an additional HVAC system has a wireless outdoor thermostat that connects to the indoor one...the day of the outage, my A/C also went out...and never came back on...had to call Mid-Atlantic to come and get it up and running again...the report says the wireless was locked out..
1 1/2 hours of labor to get it reset again...cost to me is $127.50...who should get this bill? 

 I heard through your blog comments the name National Vault Co was the truck this fact? Do you have any advice on how to proceed to get reimbursed for this expense? Appreciate your blog and any info that you can share.

 Thank you.

JUST IN: Jane Fonda arrested outside U.S. Capitol at climate change protest

Jane Fonda was arrested Friday as she protested climate change on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building, CBS affiliate WUSA reports. The 81-year-old actress and a group of protestors were participating in her weekly "Fire Drill Friday" campaign.

A total of 16 people were arrested at the protest on Friday, Capitol Police told CBS News. They were all charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding.

Fonda, who moved to Washington, D.C., to fight against climate change, made a vow to demonstrate on the steps of the Capitol building every Friday through January. Celebrities, scientists, economists and people from impacted communities will join her for "Fire Drill Friday," each week.


Related: The below link has videos of the arrest
Jane Fonda arrested on steps of US Capitol Building protesting climate change

How Many More Businesses is Jake Planning on Burying?

Jake must be looking for the toy soldiers he lost.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Deep State Classic Treason

This will curl your toes
And the below video which connects the above with the California fires and subsequent power outages:

SURPRISE! LLWS Champs Ride On Air Force One With President Trump

President Trump gave the Little League World Champion Eastbank Little League Team a surprise ride back to Louisiana on Air Force One. 

The team traveled to Washington to meet with the president today in the White House. 

At the meeting, Trump reportedly asked the team members' parents if the team could hop on Air Force One for the ride back to Louisiana since Trump was already headed to the state for a campaign rally. 

The team met the president on the tarmac outside of Air Force One this afternoon, and they all ascended onto the plane together.

Editor's note: Earlier today we posted a video of the rally that showed President Trump had also invited the team up on stage at the rally. 

Internet Abuzz – Schiff’s Ukrainian Hoax Linked to Members of Obama’s NSC Including Eric Ciaramella and Charles Kupchan


The Deep State is doing all they can to damage President Trump before news comes out about the many criminal acts by the Obama Administration, the Democrat Party, the Deep State, Global Elites and the corrupt mainstream media.

The Deep State’s latest act is called either ‘Russia.2’ or ‘Ukraine Collusion Hoax’. In their latest effort to remove the President, the lying Adam Schiff speaking for all Democrats declared that a CIA ‘whistleblower’ had dirt on President Trump concerning his phone call with the newly elected Ukrainian President.


BUFFOON: In May Joe Biden Said China’s Not A Threat – Now Says Trump Too Weak On China

If the Democrats nominate Joe Biden, they are not only going to lose in 2020, they are going to look stupid doing it.

In May of this year, Joe Biden told America that China represents no threat to the United States.

Now he is calling them human rights abusers and saying that Trump is weak for not standing up to them.

So which is it Joe?


Officials warn against vaping THC over fears it is causing mystery lung illnesses dubbed 'EVALI'

As cases of vaping-linked lung illnesses mount to nearly 1,300 in the US, officials still don't know what in e-cigarettes is making people sick.

But vaping THC is a common thread in 76 percent of the reported illnesses, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging all Americans: 'Do not use e-cigarette or vaping products that contain THC.'

It's a slightly stepped-up warning and comes as early tests of confiscated cartridges and e-liquids found some have THC concentrations as high as 77 percent. On average, they were about 41 percent THC - still twice what's in a pot plant.


Want To Feel Old?

Two Ohio teens charged in death of woman struck by falling 74-pound log

Two 16-year-old boys were arrested Thursday on charges of reckless homicide in the death last month of a woman who was struck by a falling six-foot log at an Ohio state park.

It was initially believed Victoria Shafer’s death was an accident, but investigators soon determined the log that hit her had been pushed or thrown off a cliff at Hocking Hills State Park in Logan.

Shafer, a 44-year-old professional photographer from Chillicothe, Ohio, was taking photographs with five of her students when the log, weighing 74 pounds, fell more than 75 feet off the cliff and struck her as she was sitting on a staircase, Fickel said. She was killed instantly.


'Tackle football is like smoking'

A gut-wrenching public service announcement shows youth football players in crisp uniforms puffing on cigarettes, comparing tackle ball to smoking because both do more damage the earlier kids start.

In the case of football, that's brain damage, linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, the devastating disease thought to have driven late NFL player Aaron Hernandez to suicide in 2017.

Similarly, the lungs never grow to their full potential if you start smoking before age 25, when they stop developing.

CTE is cause by repeated head traumas, and brains don't bounce back from injury as well under the age of 12, studies suggest.


Come To Caribbean Joe's And Watch The Yankees vs Astros At 8 PM

We've got the bonfire going and ice cold beer for the ball game tonight. The Washington Nationals won their first game tonight against the Cardinals.

Stephen Miller Brilliantly Destroys Liberal Reporters Defending Biden Crime Family Ukraine Corruption, “It’s Substantiated!”

Trump White House advisor Stephen Miller on Friday took on the den of media vipers and brilliantly destroyed them with facts about Hunter and Joe Biden’s corruption involving their dealings in Ukraine.

Stephen Miller is a brilliant debater — anyone who tries to debate him gets crushed.

“I think Adam Schiff, and I think the entire House Democratic caucus, is humiliating and embarrassing themselves,” Stephen Miller told liberal reporters at the White House.

“They’re running these secret sham proceedings, a violation of every principle of justice, due process and fairness that is embedded in our constitution and our cultural history and centuries of legal precedent,” he added.



Oak Park trustee Susan Buchanan told her male colleagues, “you are a white male….so shut up!” during a board meeting on racial equity.

Buchanan, who is white, even lectured a Palestinian migrant, Oak Park Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb, telling him, “Your skin is light enough. Stop it!”

The outburst prompted a round of applause from citizens who attended the meeting.

“You have been white from birth,” Buchanan told fellow trustees Dan Moroney and Deno Andrews. “Why are you arguing what is a system of oppression? You’ve never experienced one, so shut up! I don’t want to hear from you! Just stop Dan, just stop Deno. You are not oppressed and people in Oak Park and we are trying to recognize that as a community.”


UTOPIA: Rotting Fish, Spotty Internet and Closed Businesses on Day 3 of Deliberate California Power Outages

More than 1.5 million Californians on Thursday were without power after Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) cut off electricity to even more residents in order to ‘prevent dangerous wildfires.’

On Wednesday, 800,000 people in 3 dozen counties in Northern California were cut off from electricity for their ‘own safety’ and these residents are living in chaos because they have no idea when the electricity will be restored.

Rotting fish, spotty internet and closed businesses mark day 3 of the deliberate power outages in Gavin Newsom’s Socialist utopia of California.

Via a Bloomberg reporter in Northern California:
On Thursday morning, I managed to squeeze a few emails out of Verizon’s hobbled network from home before signing off to tend to our 1-year-old daughter and make the trek into San Francisco. I walked into the nursery to find Sophie’s hands and feet were freezing. So much for our natural gas-fueled heating system. A frantic Google search tells me that, while these systems indeed depend on gas, they’re designed to automatically shut off during power outages.

REMINDER: AYCE Breakfast Tomorrow

'Extreme intolerance is un-American': Ben Sasse blasts Beto O'Rourke for threatening to tax 'sincere Christians, Jews, and Muslims'

Sen. Ben Sasse tore into Beto O'Rourke after the former Texas congressman called for the taxing of churches that refuse to support gay marriage.

"This extreme intolerance is un-American. The whole point of the First Amendment is that, no matter who you love and where you worship, everyone is created with dignity and we don’t use government power to decide which religious beliefs are legitimate and which aren’t," the Nebraska Republican said Friday in a statement. "This bigoted nonsense would target a lot of sincere Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Leaders from both political parties have a duty to flatly condemn this attack on very basic American freedoms."

During a Thursday CNN candidate forum on gay issues, O'Rourke endorsed yanking the tax-exempt status from all religious colleges, charities, and churches that did not support gay marriage.


Harris Announces Two Grants for Eastern Shore Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of two federal grants for entrepreneurs on the Eastern Shore: A $40,530 grant to the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center in Easton and a $96,039 grant to Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc. in Salisbury. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development. The funds will be dispersed through the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program.

According to the USDA, the grants “will be used to provide business based training and technical assistance to rural microenterprises and microentrepreneurs in rural Maryland (Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester counties). Technical assistance efforts are intended to promote small business growth and development in rural communities, leading to job creation and jobs saved.”

Rep. Andy Harris made the following statement:

“Small business and innovative entrepreneurs are crucial to our local economy and job growth on the Eastern Shore. As a member of the Agriculture Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, I applaud the investment of these federal funds in entrepreneurs on the Eastern Shore. I will continue to work to protect and sustain our way of life in rural Maryland.”

Farmers in Idaho rallied to harvest a neighbor's potatoes as a deep freeze threatened to ruin them

With meteorologists predicting a hard freeze in southeast Idaho for Wednesday, farmers rushed to harvest all their potatoes before the surprise cold snap ruined them.

One farmer in Hamer, Idaho, about 30 miles north of Idaho Falls, wasn't able to take in all his crop in time.

So other farmers sent their workers, and "a ton of members of the community" came to help save his crop, Jason Larson told CNN.


Nearly 20 years after USS Cole attack, commanding officer and Gold Star mother frustrated with slow pace of justice

“ Before 9/11, there was 10/12.”

That's a mantra repeated by former USS Cole shipmates and family members in recalling the 17 sailors killed in the Oct. 12, 2000, bombing of the Navy destroyer in Yemen’s Aden harbor. The waterborne suicide attack by al Qaeda proved a morbid warning of the terror group's potency, less than a year before it hijacked planes and killed nearly 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001, all on American soil.

Many issues related to the attack remain unresolved. The suspected mastermind, Saudi-born Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, 54, still hasn’t been tried for his role. Former crew members and victims' families are frustrated with the slow pace of justice in military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, where he has been held for over a decade.

The USS Cole's commanding officer the day of the attack, Kirk Lippold, 60, said it was “absolutely inexcusable” that the legal process had been allowed to be dragged out by defense attorneys.


“It’s Very, Very Good” – Chinese Top Trade Representative Tells Reporters: Trump Trade Deal Brings “Peace and Prosperity to the World”

On Friday afternoon the US and China announced they had reached a partial trade agreement. Stocks rallied on the news. The Dow was up 319 points at closing.

The president tweeted out the news earlier today.
Good things are happening at China Trade Talk Meeting. Warmer feelings than in recent past, more like the Old Days. I will be meeting with the Vice Premier today. All would like to see something significant happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2019
China’s chief trade negotiator Liu He later met with President Trump and his economic staff in the White House for discussions.



Photo of a soccer player sharing her similarity with one-year-old fan goes viral.

Apparently, you only need one hand to steal a heart. It’s a trick that Carson Pickett and Joseph Tidd seem to have played on each other, as well as on the countless people who have seen the memorable photos of them “arm bumping” each other at a soccer game in early June (Pickett is a pro soccer player for the Orlando Pride). The photo shows Carson, who was born with only half of a left arm, with an ear-to-ear grin as she greets 22-month-old Joseph, who was born with the same limb difference.

Although the photo at the soccer game is the one that has gotten the most attention—going viral on social media and also getting coverage on television news shows—it’s not the first time the two have come together and greeted each other in this fashion. They met for the first time after an earlier game on April 15, when a Fox 35 Orlando television reporter they knew arranged for the meeting to happen, according to the Washington Post.


Community Harvest Party 6pm to 8pm today

Local Alpacas Farm To Hold Open House

BERLIN — Ocean Breeze Alpacas will have an open house on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. when the farm will be open free to the public for tours, demonstrations and activities. The farm is located 10304 Caleb Road in Berlin. The rain date will be Oct. 20.

Co-owners Nancy and Susan Taylor invite the public to come meet their alpacas and visit their Breezy Barn farm store of local alpaca yarn, roving and fibers. Alpaca goods and one-of-a-kind hand knits are also available for sale in the shop, just in time for the holiday gift-giving season.

“We hope everyone can join us on Saturday when we have invited various fiber artists demonstrating knitting, spinning, rug-hooking, and weaving,” said Susan Taylor. “There will be games, activities and our popular hayride for the kids and the young at heart.”


Pollster: Anxiety Over This 2020 Candidate Could Force PA Democrats To Vote For Trump

So, is the Democrats’ impeachment push popular with their base? Probably. This is something that they’ve de facto campaigned on for nearly three years. The impeachment of Donald Trump because he won the 2016 election was not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when.’ But this is mostly an issue that appears to get the professional elite in the Democratic Party excited. There are other issues for the 2020 cycle. In Pennsylvania, a must-win state for both sides, Democrats in the western part of the state are not happy with the Democrats’ 2020 agenda. They’re not thrilled their party is anti-fracking and pushing an agenda that will gut their health insurance. For Medicare for All to work, all private plans have to go, which includes those for union workers. David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report noted this recently, adding there is a chasm where Democrats can fall if they come off as too insane. These folks are also not happy with the prospect of Lie-a-Watha Liz winning the nomination either:

The problem is that they already have jumped off the cliff into the left-wing abyss. They’re for gutting private health insurance, they want a wealth tax, forgive student loan debt, enact the Green New Deal, hate cops, want to make abortion permissible up until the moment of birth, and give illegal aliens health care benefits—while promoting an open borders agenda. This isn’t just conservatives saying the Democrats have gone off the deep-end, former Obama officials have as well. David Axelrod, a former top adviser to Obama, lamented about the appalling approval numbers at the core of the 2020 Democratic agenda, noting that it’s important to listen to voters and what they want. That’s funny—Democrats hate voters and think their small, elite brain trust is what should be entrusted to make and enforce all of their authoritarian and ruinously expensive policy positions. On the flip side, Trump has to ensure that he can be competitive in the collar counties around Philadelphia, specifically Buck County, where he split with Hillary 48-48, but that result was enough for him to clinch the state, as he ran up the score in the ‘T’ counties between Philly and Pittsburgh.


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5 Things The Mainstream Media Was Afraid To Tell You

Man drives five hours for surgery insurance won't cover

James Schlieper drove five hours from Central Texas to a surgery center across state lines for his hernia surgery — a procedure his catastrophic insurance doesn't pay for. Hospitals back home quoted him cash prices of over $30,000.

Then he went online and found the Surgery Center of Oklahoma's cash price: just over $3,000.

"It's like [the] a la carte menu at a Mexican restaurant," Schlieper said, laughing. "It's great. What do you want? That's how much it costs."


Left-wing Rioters Attack Trump Supporters Leaving Minneapolis Rally

Left-wing rioters attacked supporters of President Donald Trump leaving a rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Thursday evening — assaulting them in groups, setting fire to pro-Trump hats, and attacking the police.

Riot police stood by as members of Antifa were seen dragging steel fences away from the Target Center. They were filmed by Elijah Schaffer, a correspondent for The Blaze, a conservative news site — who was maced as he filmed.

Local Minneapolis Star-Tribune reporter Liz Sawyer noted there were several hundred rioters, and that some were singling out Trump supporters and surrounding them in groups before attacking them. Some also attacked police.

The Target Center had attempted to charge the Trump campaign hundreds of thousands of dollars for additional security. The rally itself — with a capacity crowd inside and tens of thousands outside — passed without serious incident, but local police seemed unprepared for the violence by anti-Trump rioters after the event was over.

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California adopts broadest U.S. rules for seizing guns

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, coworkers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people. The bill was signed Friday by Newsom but had been vetoed twice by former governor Jerry Brown; both are Democrats.

It goes beyond a measure Brown signed allowing only law enforcement officers and immediate family members to ask judges to temporarily take away peoples' guns when they are deemed a danger to themselves or others.

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have laws similar to California's current law but the new law taking effect on January 1 will be broader.


UMES announces new testing admissions' policy

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced today it is implementing a “test-optional” admissions policy for applicants whose high school transcripts show their grade-point average to be 3.4 or higher.

Applicants with strong academic credentials seeking to enroll at UMES will no longer rely on the submission of college test scores for admissions purposes.

The new policy will be used to screen applicants for the spring 2020 semester and beyond.

“As a historically black, doctoral research institution,” UMES President Heidi M. Anderson said, “the university has long embraced its role as a place that creates greater opportunity and access to a quality college education. This new policy supports not only our students, but reinforces our founding mission.”