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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

State Fire Marshal Warns Public of the Dangers of Fireworks at Safety Demonstration

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State Fire Marshal Warns Public of the Dangers of Fireworks at Safety Demonstration

HOWARD COUNTY, June 26, 2019 - State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci joined Howard County Fire and EMS Chief Christine Uhlhorn this morning, along with the Maryland State Firemen's Association and leaders in various medical fields, to present the dangers of legal and illegal fireworks. 
"There were 17 fireworks-related incidents reported in Maryland last year," said State Fire Marshal Geraci. "Prevention of burns, injuries, and fires has always been a top priority of our office. The safest way to enjoy fireworks this July 4th holiday season is to attend one of the many public fireworks displays throughout the state." 
The safety demonstration, conducted by the State Fire Marshal's Bomb Squad, showed the impacts of M-80s, firecrackers, and even sparklers on various parts of the human body, including the hands and eyes.
"A sparkler can burn hot enough to melt gold," said Dr. Dean Fiergang, an ophthalmologist and executive board member of the Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. "While advancements in ophthalmic surgery have come a long way, there is very little that can be done when temperatures that extreme make contact with the human eye." 
If you insist on viewing fireworks at home instead of at a recommended professional display, you are encouraged to do the following:
  • Keep a bucket of water on hand for sparklers and other fireworks after use
  • Never attempt to re-light fireworks that did not fully ignite the first time
  • Never use fireworks in combination with alcohol and other drugs
  • Never allow children to use fireworks or sparklers
  • Light fireworks one at a time and move away quickly after igniting
  • Look up your county's local fireworks rules to ensure you are using only legal fireworks products
"This time of year is one of the busiest for The Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Memorial Hospital," said Dr. Ryan Zimmerman, an attending hand surgeon at the hospital. "If you experience a loss of digits during a fireworks accident, never put them directly on ice. First wrap them in gauze and place in a plastic bag within another plastic bag that contains a combination of ice and water. Go directly to your nearest emergency room."
Click here for a list of permitted, professional fireworks displays across the State of Maryland this holiday season or visit https://mdsp.maryland.gov/firemarshal/Pages/ExplosivesandFireworks.aspx
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An imitation hand used during the demonstration to show the affects of illegal fireworks use.

Democrats’ Outrageous Border Cruelty

Democrats’ Outrageous Border Cruelty


“Democrats are finally acknowledging the border crisis they claimed didn’t exist, yet many still want to deny aid to suffering migrants. It’s beyond cruel,” the New York Post editorial board writes.

“Humanitarian aid should be a top priority. If Dems truly care about the conditions of migrants packed in squalid facilities, they’ll back funding to address those conditions even if some of that money might go to enforcement.”

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South Bend Police Blast Pete Buttigieg for Using Shooting ‘Solely for his Political Gain’

A South Bend, Indiana police union on Monday criticized Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s (D) handling of a recent police shooting in the city, saying his focus is predicated “solely for his political gain.”

Last week, Buttigieg was forced to temporarily leave his 2020 presidential campaign trail to hold what was a tense town hall with the South Bend police chief Scott Ruszkowski after an officer fatally shot Eric Logan, a 54-year-old African-American man who was allegedly breaking into vehicles with a knife.

In a blistering letter shared to Facebook, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #36 stated Buttigeieg’s response to the shooting about boosting his candidacy for the White House, “not the health of the city he serves.”

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Ocean City Police Warn Residents of Social Security & Bitcoin Scam

OCEAN CITY, MD – (June 26, 2019): The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) is warning residents and visitors about scam phone calls from those who falsely claim to be from the Social Security Administration or a local, state or federal law enforcement agency. Most commonly, victims are contacted by the “Social Security Administration” and advised that their Social Security number has been used to open numerous accounts or is involved in some sort of illegal operation.

To protect their money or to avoid being arrested, victims have to send various sums of money to help resolve the situation. The most common forms of payment requested are prepaid gift cards, Bitcoin and bank wire transfers. “It is unfortunate but all too prevalent for scammers to use highly complex technology and the trust victims have for their own governmental and law enforcement agencies against them,” commented Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro. “Victims of this type of phone scam are not limited to senior citizens—these criminals are targeting every strata of society and every demographic is vulnerable.”

In many of the cases, a person posing as a “Police Officer” or “Law Enforcement Official” will intimidate or threaten victims to gain compliance. Victims are told that they will be arrested and/or their assets will be frozen. Scammers have claimed to be law enforcement and employ technology called “spoofing” to manipulate caller IDs to display the number of the Social Security

The scammers will often stay on the phone with the victims while they are going into stores to make their Bitcoin or gift card purchases and tell them not to let the store clerks know what is going on. They even tell them stories to make up so they will not be refused purchase of gift cards.

“Individuals will never be contacted by the OCPD, Social Security Administration or any Law Enforcement Agency and be asked to submit money or information over the phone,” Chief Buzzuro finished. “If contacted by anyone claiming to represent any such agency and asking for money, you should immediately hang up the phone.”

For more information, or if you have been a victim of a scam, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website at FTC.gov. In addition, victims who have lost money in one of these scams are encouraged to file a report at their local law enforcement agency.

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That is why I am proud to introduce a plan in Congress with Reps. Ilhan Omar and Pramila Jayapal that will guarantee college as a right for all and that will cancel ALL student debt — $1.6 trillion owed by 45 million Americans, gone within six months.
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Our plan is revolutionary. Here is what we are going to do:
  • College must be a right for everyone, so tuition will be free at all public colleges and universities.
  • We’re going to cancel all $1.6 trillion in existing student loans.
  • Provide additional assistance to students who need it to make college fully debt-free.
  • Cap future student loan rates at 1.88% interest.
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A full and complete education, from child care through college, must be a human right accessible to anyone who wants it.
It is a tragedy that hundreds of thousands of young people are giving up their dream of going to college because it is too expensive. And it is absurd that we have, at the same time, sentenced an entire generation to a lifetime of debt for doing simply what was expected of them — getting a college education.
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EXTREME HEAT THE NEXT FEW DAYS!





EXCESSIVE HEAT RETURNING TO THE AREA


(June 26, 2019, Salisbury, MD)  Another heat wave is expected to grip our region in the next few days.  Temperatures will again be in the lower 90 degrees with the heat index reaching mid to upper 90 degrees.  Infants, young children, young athletes, obese persons, those older than 65 years of age, and those persons with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or a mental illness are at increased risk for a heat related illness.   A heat-related illness can become life-threatening very quickly. 
The Wicomico County Health Department urges everyone to practice these stay cool safety tips: 
  • Seek air-conditioned environments such as malls, libraries and public places.  Stay indoors.
·        Schedule outdoor activities before 10:00 am and after 6:00 pm.
·        Take a cool bath or shower.
·        Minimize direct exposure to the sun, if you must be outdoors, seek shade.
·        Stay hydrated – regularly drink water or other nonalcoholic fluids.
·        Eat light, cool, easy-to-digest foods such as fruit or salads.
·        Limit using the stove or oven to keep the house cooler. 
·        Check on others; co-workers, the elderly, and those living alone. 
·        Wear loose fitting, light-colored clothes.
·        Bring pets indoors.  If they must remain outside make sure they have shade and plenty of clean, fresh water. 

For more information on extreme heat, visit our website at www.wicomichealth.org, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram (WicomicoHealth), or Twitter(@WicomicoHealth).

National HIV Testing Day June 27th

(June 26, 2019, Salisbury, MD) National HIV Testing Day is June 27. On this annual observance, we encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get into treatment right away if they have HIV. This year’s theme Doing It My Way, is a call to action that encourages people to get tested for HIV in a way that is comfortable for them. You can test at your health care provider’s office, at another testing site, or even at home. However you choose to do it, get tested and know your current HIV status.

About 1.1 million people in the United States have HIV, and 1 in 7 of them don’t know they have it. People with HIV need to get a diagnosis as soon as possible so they can get treatment. Taking HIV medicine as prescribed can keep them healthy and protect their partners. CDC recommends that everyone between the ages 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care and those at high risk get tested at least once a year. Join us on June 27th to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV.

For more information about HIV testing or the Wicomico Health’s HIV program, call 410-543-6943 or visit our website atwww.wicomichealth.org, follow us on Facebook, Instagram (WicomicoHealth), or Twitter(@WicomicoHealth).

Howard County police notified about ICE activity in Columbia area

(WBFF) -- On Wednesday morning, the Howard County dispatch center received a notification that ICE would be in the Columbia area.

Howard County Police public information officer Sherry Llewellyn says this was a courtesy call to advise their personnel that there may be some activity, which is a standard operating procedure.

Officials say ICE did not request HCPD assistance, nor did the police department offer assistance.

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House panel votes to subpoena Kellyanne Conway

A House panel voted to subpoena President Trump’s top aide, Kellyanne Conway, after she refused to testify before the panel about alleged violations of the Hatch Act.

The Democratic-led House Oversight Committee on Wednesday approved the subpoena after a contentious hearing over whether Conway broke the law when she talked politics during media appearances.

“The American people demand that our public officials follow the law and be held accountable for their actions,” Oversight panel Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said. “Through this resolution, the committee demands answers and requires Ms. Conway to provide those answers under oath.”

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Secret Service Take Chicago Restaurant Employee into Custody After She Spits on Eric Trump

U.S. Secret Service took an employee of a Chicago restaurant into custody Tuesday evening after she spit on President Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump, the president’s son told Breitbart News.

“It was purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems,” Eric Trump told Breitbart News when reached by phone late Tuesday evening. “For a party that preaches tolerance, this once again demonstrates they have very little civility. When somebody is sick enough to resort to spitting on someone, it just emphasizes a sickness and desperation and the fact that we’re winning.”

Eric Trump spoke to Breitbart News late Tuesday evening after local news reporters revealed what happened.

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Soros-Backed Group Plans $50M Ad Campaign to Swing Trump’s Rural Voters Using Healthcare

Here’s a headline to ponder: “Democrat group’s poll shows Trump vulnerable with his base on health care: American Bridge is planning a $50 million advertising campaign targeting small-town Trump supporters and swing voters.”

That headline appeared in Politico on June 24; the article explained that the goal of the Democrat group American Bridge is to chip away at Trump’s percentages in red rural areas. As American Bridge’s president, Bradley Beychok, said, “We’re trying to go from losing these segments [of voters] 85-15 to maybe 75-25.”

Such a nibble-around-the-edges strategy could bear fruit. For instance, in 2016, Donald Trump won 82 percent of the vote in Sioux County, Iowa, giving him a margin in that county of more than 12,000 votes. In the meantime, Trump won Iowa with only 52 percent, a mere 48,000 votes out of nearly a million-and-a-half ballots cast. So if American Bridge really could chisel down Trump’s super-majority numbers, the Democrats might succeed in flipping the Hawkeye State next year.

According to Politico, health care is the wedge-issue that American Bridge intends to wedge wider.

American Bridge, of course, is a group founded by David Brock, the Bill Clinton-basher-turned-fanboy-turned-high-dollar-fundraiser-turned-Hillary-Clinton-groupie.

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What’s the Solution to Out of Control College Costs?

American colleges and universities are failing in one of their most basic missions: to equip students with the tools they need for a career.

Many students graduate ill-prepared to earn a living and pay off the debt they’ve accumulated getting their degrees—40 percent of those who start college don’t finish within six years.

Additionally, students are often subject to indoctrination into socialist ideology. They face hostility toward opinions that don’t conform to the predominantly leftist thinking on campus.

They’re also immersed in identity politics that pit students of different backgrounds against one another.

Despite these problems, colleges continue to raise tuition. Because federal loan money is handed out with little scrutiny as to the student’s ability to pay it back, colleges have had free reign to raise prices at levels often double the inflation rate.

Flush with all that money, their first spending priority often isn’t the classroom but the bureaucracy.

From 1987 to 2012, America’s higher education system added more than half a million administrators, doubling the number of administrators relative to the number of faculty.

To pay for these ever-increasing costs, students are borrowing more money and taking on more and more debt.

And with federal loans accounting for much of the $1.5 trillion in outstanding student loan debt and more than a million people defaulting on their loans, taxpayers are picking up much of the tab for this broken system.

So, what’s the solution?

Google Censors Video Exposing Google

Google-owned video platform YouTube took down a video from Project Veritas showing a senior employee at the company appearing to admit that the company plans to interfere in the next presidential election to stop Donald Trump.

The video, which is still available on the Project Veritas website featured undercover footage of a top Google employee, Jen Gennai, stating that the company shouldn’t be broken up because only they can prevent the “next Trump situation.”

"Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google. And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better it will make it worse, because all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that."

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Latinos for Trump Break Out in ‘Build the Wall’ Chant

Chants of “build the wall” broke out at Tuesday’s rollout of the Donald J. Trump for President Latino Coalition event in Miami, Florida.

Vice President Mike Pence was headlining the launch of the Trump 2020 presidential campaign event when chanting broke out among what was described by New York Times Miami Bureau Chief Patricia Mazzei as a largely Cuban/Venezuelan/Nicaraguan American crowd, “Build the wall.”

“We need four more years for President Donald Trump,” Pence said sparking the crowd to begin chanting those same words.

It’s notable that Pence did this event in Miami on Tuesday because on Wednesday and Thursday in the same city the Democrat candidates for president will have their first debates in the same city. In addition to NBC and MSNBC hosting the debates, the Spanish language Telemundo is also co-hosting these first face offs among Democrats. Pence’s rollout of the Latino coalition for Trump comes as a pre-buttal of sorts to the coming Democrat onslaught on the president in Miami later this week.

“Chants of ‘Build the wall’ have broken out at Latinos for a trump event in Miami as Pence talks about border security,” Mazzei described.

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PEDESTRIAN/BIKE PATH CONSTRUCTION BEGINS IN WEST OCEAN CITY

New Shared-Use Path Provides Critical Link to Downtown Ocean City; Partners Kick Off Walk Smart; Drive Smart; Bike Smart Campaign
With a unique combination of concrete, asphalt, and a boardwalk, by the end of this year residents, workers and tourists will have a continuous pedestrian/bike path from downtown Ocean City to MD 611 (Stephen Decatur Highway) in West Ocean City, Worcester County. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway (MDOT SHA) announced the construction start of this path today as part of the kickoff to the 2019 Walk Smart pedestrian safety campaign.

MDOT SHA Administrator Greg Slater, along with District Engineer Jay Meredith, joined Ocean City Mayor Richard Meehan and Maryland State Police Lt. Earl W. Starner in West Ocean City to talk about the importance of the shared path and stress their commitment to traveler safety.

“One of the best ways to enjoy Ocean City is by foot and bicycle, and this project will enable pedestrians and bicyclists to travel safely between the downtown and West Ocean City areas,” MDOT SHA Administrator Slater said. “We want to use every tool in our toolbox to make travel safe for all roadway users.”

Atheists Protest Pastor's Christian-Themed Graduation Speech

Wisconsin Pastor Alvin Dupree has encountered controversy after the Christian minister referenced his faith in a speech to graduates of Appleton North High School.

Dupree, who was elected to the Appleton school board in 2017, gave an address at the school's class of 2019 commencement ceremony this month.

"For me, my source of strength is my faith and my relationship with Jesus Christ," Dupree said, according to the Appleton Post-Crescent. "It sounds like I got some believers in this room, if you're here, you believe in that, go ahead and clap your hands."

He later added, "Never succumb to the pressure of being politically correct," and ended his speech by modifying the language supplied by the school.

"Now, it was typed out to say 'Best wishes,'" he said. "But I'm changing their script to what I would say: 'God bless.'"

The Freedom From Religion Foundation told Fox 11 News that it received numerous complaints from students and parents about the speech.

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Bodycam captures moment Georgia deputies discover newborn wrapped in plastic grocery bag

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Her current name is "Baby India," and detectives with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) near Atlanta are hoping you might know where her mother is.

The FCSO released officer bodycam footage of the infant, being uncovered from a plastic grocery bag.

Neighbors heard a baby crying in the nearby woods and discovered "Baby India" on June 6th.

On Tuesday morning, the FCSO shared the body camera footage from that incident, in the hopes that someone who knows about this case can contact authorities.

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Urgent: US Behind on LGBT Employment

The United States is "not where we need to be" on increasing employment levels of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, a top economic policymaker said on Tuesday.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams said at an LGBT finance industry event that unemployment rates are nearly double the national average for people of those sexual orientations.

"As President of a Federal Reserve Bank, I am focused on two vital economic goals: maximum employment and stable prices for the U.S. economy," Williams said in remarks prepared for delivery in New York.

"These statistics paint a clear picture of why conferences like this one are so important: We are not where we need to be."

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'See you on the other side': Beth Chapman, wife of 'Dog the Bounty Hunter,' dead at 51

Beth Chapman, 51, passed away this week after going into a medically induced coma while fighting throat cancer.

She died Wednesday at a hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Duane "Dog" Chapman tweeted about the death saying, “It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.”

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'This is a disgrace' — Dan Crenshaw slams Maxine Waters in scathing rebuke over Iran

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) rebuked Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) in a scathing critique over her emphasis on blaming the U.S. for the heightened tensions with Iran's rulers.

"This is a shocking comment from a House Committee Chairwoman. She is literally repeating the lies of the Iranian regime," Crenshaw tweeted.

"What a disgrace," he added.

Crenshaw was referring to a tweet from Waters where she appeared to blame the Trump administration and take Iran's narrative of recent events.

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FBI Moves to Protect Obama – Court Rules FBI Can Keep 302 Interview Notes With Obama From His Senate-Selling Scandal Secret

Judicial Watch has been working to get their hands on the 302 notes of Barack Obama’s FBI interview about the attempted sale of his Illinois Senate seat and the FBI is fiercely fighting to keep the notes under wraps.

Shortly after Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, then-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich attempted to sell Obama’s vacant Senate seat in exchange for political favors.

Blagojevich reportedly approached Barack Obama and other intermediaries about the plot, however, Obama declined to make a deal…according to media reports.

Blago eventually approached Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr,’s supporters and offered Obama’s Senate seat in exchange for $1.5 million in ‘campaign donations’ but broke off the deal when he found out the feds were wiretapping him.

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PURE EVIL: Democrats BLOCK ASSISTANCE to Immigrant Holding Facilities on the Border — Then Blame Trump for No Supplies at Holding Facilities on the Border

Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are outraged that children at illegal alien children holding facilities do not have proper supplies.

And yet Democrats continue to refuse to fund supplies for the illegal alien holding facilities.

Democrat leader Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cheered Wayfair employees for refusing to provide beds to the children.
 

According to Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) Democrats have blocked assistance to the border 17 times.
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Sekulow: Obama administration’s anti-Trump actions revealed in newly disclosed documents

Stunning new information just released by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) shows that the Obama administration stepped up efforts – just days before President Trump took office – to undermine Trump and his administration.

The ACLJ, where I serve as chief counsel, has obtained records that show the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, under Director James Clapper, eagerly pushed to get new procedures as part of an anti-Trump effort. The procedures increased access to raw signals intelligence before the conclusion of the Obama administration, just days before President Trump was inaugurated.

By greatly expanding access to classified information by unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats, the Obama administration paved the way for a shadow government to leak classified information – endangering our national security and severely jeopardizing the integrity and reputation of our critical national security apparatus – in an attempt to undermine President Trump.

As part of the ACLJ’s Government Accountability Project and Freedom of Information Act practice, we uncovered key information about the embedded “resistance” operating within our government.

In this particular instance, it concerned us when we heard that, according to The New York Times, “in its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections.”

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https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/jay-sekulow-obama-administrations-anti-trump-actions-revealed-in-newly-disclosed-documents

The Mercury Agenda Plays Live At Caribbean Joe's Sunday


Half of America’s universities to turn into vocation-tech schools or close in 10 years, scholar predicts

How bad is American higher education today?

So bad that Garrett Ward Sheldon, professor emeritus at the University of Virginia who has taught on political theory, American political thought, law, and religion, has predicted it’s on perilous ground.

“My guess is that in 10 years, half of America’s universities will be turned into vocational-technical schools or closed entirely (or possibly turned into minimum-security prisons or drug rehab centers),” Sheldon wrote in a recent op-ed for American Greatness.

Headlined “What Made American Academia Great (and How It Was Destroyed),” Sheldon highlights what a college experience should be — and what it has become due to political correctness and militant Title IX enforcement:

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Statement by Congressman Harris on Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Programs at Southern Border


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives is considering a bill, H.R. 3401, that allegedly attempts to address the humanitarian crisis along the southern border of the United States. However, the bill fails to provide funds to the Department of Defense for assistance with border security or to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency for additional beds for detained immigrants, and limits the ability of the Department of Homeland Security to enforce immigration laws. The bill is supported along partisan lines in Congress, and the House is considering the bill only after the Senate began drafting its own version.

Rep. Harris made the following statement regarding H.R. 3401:

“H.R. 3401 is a partisan attempt to hide the fact that the liberal majority in the House of Representatives is so blinded by anti-Trump fervor that they completely failed to address the real and growing humanitarian crisis at the border – and children have suffered the consequences. The president’s request would better provide resources to help respond to the flow of women and children across our southern border, and the failure of liberals in the House has been exposed.”

Chick-fil-A tops the list for customer satisfaction, again

Chick-fil-A is the top-rated fast-food restaurant in an annual survey by the American Customer Satisfaction Index for the fourth year in a row.

The chain restaurant, known for its chicken and good service, topped the survey released Tuesday that measures customer satisfaction for the largest fast-food companies. Chick-fil-A scored 86% customer satisfaction on the survey.

The next-placed restaurant, actually a group of smaller fast-food joints not explicitly named on the list, scored a combined 82%. Panera Bread came in third with 81%.

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Truck driver accused of killing 7 bikers was immigrant who should have been deported

When an American is killed by a foreign national, it is not more tragic or painful for the family members and society than it is when a person is killed by a citizen. However, from a public policy standpoint, it is more outrageous because the death is usually avoidable, and in the case of an illegal alien or legal immigrant with prior convictions, it is 100% avoidable. We can’t pick our natural-born citizens, but we can pick our immigrants and we can and must remove those who are harmful at the first sign of trouble.

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, was arrested on Monday by Massachusetts police at his home in West Springfield for the negligent homicide of seven motorcyclists in Randolph, New Hampshire, last Friday night. Seven bikers were killed, and three others injured when his pickup truck and attached trailer plowed into the motorcycles traveling in the opposite direction on Route 2.

According to local media, he has two prior DUI arrests, including one conviction in 2013, which led to his license being suspended for 210 days because he was tagged as “an immediate threat.” The other DUI arrest was just last month in Connecticut. He was also arrested in Baytown, Texas, on Feb. 11, 2019, on possession of a crack pipe.

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More Wasteful Spending In Baltimore County

Southern Poverty Law Center Is Now Targeting Voting

The Southern Poverty Law Center has been quieter than usual since its blockbuster scandal rocked the liberal world. Now the group is slowly coming out of hiding, and staffers like Nancy Abudu are trying desperately to make up for lost time.

If her latest attack against Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill is any indication, nothing at the Poverty Palace has changed—including, the state would tell you, its approach to the facts.

Now that its “hate lists” are completely discredited, SPLC is apparently venturing out in a new area: voting rights.

Last month, the Montgomery headquarters announced that it was creating a voting rights legal team—with about the same level of integrity Americans have come to expect from an organization knee-deep in systematic racism and bigotry.

For their first hit job, Abudu didn’t stray far from home. The deputy director of SPLC’s project took aim at the organization’s state for supposed voter suppression—a charge John Merrill would have a good laugh at if he weren’t so annoyed.

“You know,” he told our listeners on “Washington Watch,” “they’re entitled to their own opinion, but they’re not entitled to their own facts.” And those facts tell a far different story than what Abudu suggested in a wildly inaccurate op-ed in the Montgomery Advertiser.

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Tear Gas And Cages: What Immigration Enforcement Looked Like Under Vice President Joe Biden

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s immigration platform included numerous jabs at President Donald Trump, but the “horrifying scenes” he decried also took place under his own administration.

Biden, a former vice president and current frontrunner for his party’s presidential nomination, published an op-ed Monday that largely outlines his immigration agenda and stance on Latin American foreign policy. Biden, among other proposals, called for “Dreamers” — young migrants on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — to be given U.S. citizenship.

The former lawmaker also leveled major criticism toward Trump, accusing the president of invoking “racist invective” and “vilifying immigrants” for his own political advantage.

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Wayfair workers to walk off job over partnership with detention centers

Hundreds of employees of the online home goods company Wayfair will stage a walkout on Wednesday in protest against its involvement in furnishing border camps.

Employees organizing the walkout at the firm’s Boston headquarters say they demanded the company stop its partnership with a government contractor to provide beds for detained immigrants.

“We believe the current actions of the United States and their contractors at the Southern border do not represent an ethical business partnership Wayfair should choose to be a part of,” the letter signed by 547 employees said.

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Widening search continues for missing Bethany Beach woman

BETHANY BEACH – A widening search continues in locating Linda Lee Bravo, a 70-year-old Bethany Beach woman missing for nearly two weeks.

Ms. Bravo was last known to be at her 510 Alexander Drive residence in Sea Colony East Thursday, June 13, according to the Bethany Beach Police Department.

Attempts to contact or locate Ms. Bravo have been unsuccessful and authorities say there is a true concern for her safety and welfare.

Ms. Bravo is a white female, 5-5 in height, weighing 180 pounds. She has blonde hair, blue eyes and may be wearing stretchy yoga pants and a loose top, with socks and sneakers.

Ms. Bravo may be operating a white, 2011 Mercedes GK3 (SUV), Delaware registration (PC444152) that has a large moon roof and chrome trim along the bottom.

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Famous Presidential Lies Contest

Famous Presidential Lies Contest
Written by, To The Point News
LBJ:
  • None of our boys will die on foreign soil 

Nixon:
  • I am not a crook 

GHW Bush:
  • Read my lips - No New Taxes 

Clinton  :
  • I did not have sex with that woman... Miss Lewinski 

GW Bush:
  • Iraq has weapons of mass destruction 

Obama:
  • I will have the most transparent administration in history 
  • The stimulus will fund shovel-ready jobs. 
  • I am focused like a laser on creating jobs. 
  • The IRS is not targeting anyone. 
  • It was a spontaneous riot about a movie. 
  • I will put an end to the type of politics that "breeds division, conflict and cynicism". 
  • You didn't build that! 
  • I will restore trust in Government. 
  • The Cambridge cops acted stupidly. 
  • The public will have 5 days to look at every bill that lands on my desk 
  • It's not my red line - it is the world's red line. 
  • Whistle blowers will be protected in my administration. 
  • We got back every dime we used to rescue the banks and auto companies, with interest. 
  • I am not spying on American citizens. 
  • Obama Care will be good for America. 
  • You can keep your family doctor. 
  • Premiums will be lowered by $2500. 
  • If you like it, you can keep your current healthcare plan. 
  • It's just like shopping at Amazon. 
  • I knew nothing about "Fast and Furious" gunrunning to Mexican drug cartels. 
  • I knew nothing about IRS targeting conservative groups. 
  • I knew nothing about what happened in Benghazi. 
  • I have never known my uncle from Kenya who is in the country illegally and that was arrested and told to leave the country over 20 years ago. 
  • And, I have never lived with that uncle. He finally admitted (12-05-2013) that he DID know his uncle and that he DID live with him. 
  • If elected I promise not to renew the Patriot Act. 
  • If elected I will end the war in Iraq and Afghanistan within the 1st 9 months of my term. 
  • I will close Guantanamo within the first 6 months of my term. 
  • I will bridge the gap between black and white and between America and other countries. 
And the biggest one of all: 
  • "I, Barrack Hussein Obama, pledge to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America." 

I believe we have a winner