Attention

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent our advertisers

Saturday, November 17, 2018

MARCO RUBIO BOMBSHELL: Democrats Planned Voter Fraud Day After Midterm Election — And There’s Proof

Marco Rubio has been leading the charge against Democrat Party voter manufacturing and voter fraud in the state of Florida.

Rubio called out Broward County two days after the election after the corrupt Democrat elections officials manufactured over 80,000 new ballots after Election Day.
On Thursday night Marco Rubio reported on the planned Democrat voter fraud after Election Day.

Democrat leaders in Florida directed staffers and volunteers to shear altered election forms to fix improper absentee ballots AFTER THE DEADLINE.

The plan was to have Florida voters fix and submit as many absentee votes as possible in hopes of including them in the vote totals.

More

Former Alabama state trooper killed after shooting district attorney in face, official says

A county prosecutor was shot in the face in rural western Alabama on Thursday before officers fatally wounded the suspect: a former state trooper who once was questioned in another shooting.

Greg Griggers, the district attorney for Alabama’s 17th Judicial Circuit, suffered a facial wound in the shooting, which occurred in downtown Demopolis, District Attorney Michael Jackson said.

“Griggers got shot in the face and they killed the ex-state trooper who shot him,” Jackson toldAL.com.

Griggers was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital later that day, AL.com reported.

An investigator from Griggers’ office and a drug task force investigator opened fire and killed the assailant, Jackson said. The suspect was identified as former Alabama state trooper Steven Smith Jr., who was questioned about a shooting at the home of Circuit Judge Eddie Hardaway Jr. in 1996 while he was still working for the state. No one was ever charged in the shooting at the judge’s home.

“It is the same trooper [from] all those years ago. My agents with the [4th Judicial Circuit] drug task force have been down there for a few hours and they say it’s definitely him,” Jackson said. “I asked them if they were 100 percent sure it’s him and they said they are.”

Smith was hired in February 1982 as a state trooper and fired in 1996, AL.com reported. It was not immediately clear why he was fired or if it was related to the shooting at the judge's home.

More
https://www.foxnews.com/us/alabama-state-trooper-killed-after-shooting-district-attorney-in-face-official-says

Lindsey Graham to Take Over as Chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee!

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is set to take over as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee following Chuck Grassley’s move to Chair the Finance Committee.

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced Friday he will be stepping down as Judiciary Chair.

Via The Hill:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is poised to become the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Friday that he would step down to take over the chairmanship of the Finance Committee.

The shuffle would put Graham, a close ally of President Trump who made headlines this fall with a forceful denunciation of Democrats during Brett Kavanaugh‘s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, in charge of the panel handling judicial nominations.

Earlier this week, Senator Lindsey Graham said if he became the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee he would further investigate the FBI’s botched probe of Hillary Clinton’s private server.

More

Democrats Steal Another Race: California Republican Young Kim Who Led by 3% After Election Is Suddenly Down 941 Votes

Another California Republican who led the election by 3% on Election Day is suddenly down by 941 votes more than a week after the election.

Young Kim was declared winner on Election Day.

Young Kim was poised to be the first female Korean US House representative in history.
But Democrats stole her race too.

Democrats have stolen EVERY HOUSE race in California since election day.
All of the tight races were led by Republicans on Election Day.

More

Let the Democrats Keep Showing Their Hand

The Democratic Party's emerging radical bloc is alarming, but the leftist group's youthful intemperance could backfire and re-energize Republicans' 2020 electoral prospects.

Even before all the hanging chads and miraculously divined ballots have been examined in Florida, newly elected leftist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already engaging in activism in the halls of Congress. On Tuesday morning, the future representative from New York joined a protest organized by the Sunrise Movement outside the offices of Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to demand immediate action on climate change -- as if the dinosaur wing of the Democratic Party weren't sufficiently extremist on environmental issues.

Ocasio-Cortez, who validates the maxim "youth is wasted on the young," is part of the Justice Democrats, which promoted leftist challengers during the 2018 Democratic primary cycle. The Sunrise Movement is demanding House support of a "Green New Deal," which contemplates forming a committee to write policies aimed at creating jobs by moving the nation off fossil fuels -- as counterintuitive as that may strike you.

More

Trump Warns Media He And Staff Will Leave If Disrespected At Press Conferences

President Donald Trump warned the White House press corps that he and his administration officials would leave press availabilities if they felt they were being disrespected, in a Friday appearance in the Oval Office.

Trump’s answer came shortly after his administration lost an effort to continue barring CNN reporter Jim Acosta from the White House. Judge Timothy J. Kelly issued an injunction Friday morning ordering the White House to reinstate Acosta’s credentials, saying his Fifth Amendment right to due process was violated. Acosta’s credentials were then re-instatedFriday morning.

More

The 'Trade Surrender Lobby' in Trump Admin Pushes for 'Truce' with China

Efforts to get the Trump administration to soften its stance on China have intensified in recent weeks.

Both outside informal advisers to the president as well as high-ranking government officials have participated in a coordinated push to get President Donald Trump to back off his threat to raise tariffs on Chinese goods from ten percent to 25 percent in the new year, according to a person briefed on the matter.

President Trump spoke with Chinese dictator Xi Jinping by telephone on November 1. The two leaders agreed to discuss trade issues when they meet at the G-20 meeting in Argentina at the end of November.

More

Washington DC Carry Permits Skyrocket After Dismissal of 'Good Cause'

Washington, DC, concealed carry permits are skyrocketing following the dismissal of the District’s “good cause” restriction for permit issuance.

On July 25, 2017, Breitbart News reported that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that D.C.’s “good reason” requirement for concealed carry permit issuance is unconstitutional. The ruling was handed down in Wrenn v. District of Columbia.

According to the Daily Caller, the District’s “Metropolitan Police Department confirmed … Tuesday that 1,896 concealed carry permits were issued by MPD for the calendar year to date 2018.” That represents a “1,440 percent” jump in the number of permits which were issued while the “good cause” restriction was in place.

More

Stacey Abrams Admits Defeat Against Brian Kemp in Georgia Gov. Race

Democrat Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams admitted Friday that she cannot win against Republican opponent Brian Kemp.

Abrams told supporters that the conservative Secretary of State pinned “his hopes for election on the suppression of the people’s democratic right to vote.”

“Concession means to acknowledge an act is right, true or proper…I cannot concede that,” she added.

More

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams prepares legal bid to overturn result if Republican declared governor

Stacey Abrams' campaign and legal team is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor's race that could leave the state's Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of voting.

The Democrat's longshot strategy relies on a statute that's never been used in such a high-stakes contest. It is being discussed as Georgia elections officials appear to be on the cusp of certifying Republican Brian Kemp as the winner of a bitterly fought campaign that's been marred by charges of electoral malfeasance.

Top Abrams advisers outlined her prospective case to The Associated Press, stressing that the Democratic candidate hasn't finalized a decision about whether to proceed once state officials certify Kemp as the victor. That could happen as early as Friday evening.

Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, Abrams' campaign chairwoman, is overseeing a team of almost three-dozen lawyers who in the coming days will draft the petition, along with a ream of affidavits from voters and would-be voters who say they were disenfranchised.

More

Florida Counties Ditch Recount Results As Numbers Favor Republicans

Two counties in Florida did not submit the results of the election recount in the required time frame, which would have otherwise increased the Republican candidates’ leads over their Democrat challengers, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Both Broward and Hillsborough Counties failed to meet Thursday’s deadline to submit the tallies from the machine recounts and instead ended up submitting the unofficial vote count reported on Saturday, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The recount would have ultimately increased the margin for both Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Rep. Ron DeSantis’s races by a couple hundred votes.

More

GOSNELL movie FREE today 2pm Regal Theater

FREE to attend!
You must RESERVE SEATS by requesting your ticket
by calling Choices Pregnancy Center at 410-822-3311



GOP Audits Elections Office In County That Swung To Democrats

The Arizona Republican Party will conduct an independent audit of the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office after three statewide Republican candidates who initially led on election night saw their races swing the other way as outstanding ballots were counted.

Despite leading on election night and for some time afterward, GOP Rep. Martha McSally ultimately lost her Senate campaign to Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema. The neck-and-neck race took almost a week to call. The former Air Force pilot initially led her Democratic challenger by about 16,000 votes the day after Election Day. However, the slow count of mail-in ballots pushed Sinema into the lead and eventually handed her victory.

McSally wasn’t the only Arizona Republican who saw her lead vanish as outstanding ballots trickled in.

Republican Frank Riggs initially led Democrat Kathy Hoffman in the race for Arizona superintendent of public instruction. He went on to lose about a week later. Katie Hobbs, the Democratic candidate for Arizona Secretary of State, had been trailing Republican Steve Gaynor on Election Day, and The Associated Press went so far as to project Gaynor the winner that night. However, after several days of ballot counting, the Democratic candidate is expected to win that race.

More

Virginia Dunkin' Donuts owner calls police on black customer for using free Wi-Fi without purchase

Video footage of a now-viral interaction between a black customer and a white store manager at a Virginia Dunkin’ Donuts has sparked outcry and heated debate online, after franchise owner Christina Cabral called police on patron Tirza Wilbon White for allegedly using the store’s Wi-Fi without making a purchase.

“I had just sat down when a woman I had never seen before walked up and asked, ‘Are you going to buy coffee?'” White told Yahoo Lifestyle of the Nov. 7 incident, which occurred at one of the Fairfax locations of the coffee and pastry chain. “I told her I planned on buying coffee after I got settled, but not if it were mandated.”

According to Yahoo, White then asked the woman, whom the outlet identifies as Cabral, if a white customer would be held to that same standard, prompting Cabral to say that White must make a purchase or leave.

More

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/dunkin-donuts-owner-calls-police-black-customer-using-wifi

A Viewer Writes: Mark Figgs

Just wondering what the requirements are to run for mayor. Mark Figgs (Who is a waste of air) runs Wicomico First Response (Which I was blocked from because I laughed at one of his random posts) is talking about running for Mayor of Salisbury. He also has a Facebook page dedicated to this. Not only is he creepy he has a extensive list on the case search website. Is there anyway he can be stopped from running?



CIA reportedly concludes that Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's killing

The CIA has reportedly concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the hit on journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“The accepted position is that there is no way this happened without him being aware or involved,” said a US official, speaking under the condition of anonymity to the Washington Post.

Intelligence agents looked at multiple sources of evidence when coming to their assessment, according to the newspaper, whom Khashoggi worked for as a columnist.

This included an alleged phone call made by the prince’s brother, Khalid bin Salman — Saudi ambassador to the United States — to Khashoggi sometime before his assassination, as well as an audio recording provided by Turkish officials.

More

Avenatti claiming he was set up with false allegations of violence

This is too delicious. Michael Avenatti is now claiming he was set-up with false allegations of abuse of a woman. Amanda Woods reports in the New York Post:

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti, who was busted in LA for domestic violence, has blamed his arrest on far-right conspiracy theorist Jacob Wohl.

Say it ain’t so, Mike! Do you mean to say that unscrupulous people make false allegations of abuse of women to score political points? I thought that we were supposed to #Believe All Women….

More

Stories the liberal media wouldn't tell you this week!

Diseases spread by ticks hit record level in U.S.

New government research shows that tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease continue to rise. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that in 2017, state and local health departments reported a record number of cases of illnesses spread by ticks.

Cases of Lyme disease, Powassan virus; spotted fever rickettsiosis, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis and tularemia all increased last year. The CDC said there were 59,349 confirmed cases of tick-borne diseases in 2017, up from 48,610 in 2016. In past years, health officials have acknowledged that the true number of cases is likely many times higher than the officially tally.

The findings reflect an accelerating trend of tick-related diseases reported in the U.S. Between 2004 and 2016, the number of such cases doubled. Researchers also discovered seven new tick-borne pathogens that infect people.

More

First Month Of Red Flag Law Draws 114 Requests For Removing Guns

ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Just weeks ago, new legislation went into effect that can remove guns through protective orders from owners who may be a danger to themselves or others.

The first month of the “Red Flag Law” drew more than 100 requests, with most coming from family members and spouses.

In just the last five months, Maryland has endured two mass shootings that rocked the entire state.

One at the Capital Gazette left five dead, and another in a Rite-Aid warehouse in Harford County left four dead.

More

72 percent say media ‘dividing Americans,’ spreading ‘hate’

Nearly three-quarters of the country believes that the media are “dividing Americans” along political, racial, and gender lines, a stunning condemnation of the press, according to a new national survey.

What’s more, the Zogby Analytics poll provided to Secrets said that the media bias is sparking hate and misunderstanding.

And while Americans also blame President Trump for dividing voters, the survey analysis said the media are worse. Those surveyed, said Zogby Analytics, “felt the mainstream media spread hate and misunderstanding, also felt that President Trump is responsible for the spread of hate and misunderstanding, but more voters overall, and in most sub-groups, blame the media slightly more!”

More here

Florida's Vanishing Votes: Almost 1,000 Ballots Just Disappear

The latest bizarre twist in a Florida vote-recount battle that has already serving up a goldmine of material for late-night jokesters: One Florida county revealed Thursday its machine recount tallied 846 fewer votes than the tally it reported to state election officials just five days earlier.

Apparently unable to resolve the question of how nearly 1,000 votes would seemingly disappear, Hillsborough County election officials announced a nifty solution: They will simply ignore the machine recount total, and stick with their original tally.

The Tampa Bay Times says that decision will cost GOP Senate candidate Gov. Rick Scott 146 votes he would have gained under the machine recount.

Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer, a Democrat, defended the canvassing board's decision to ignore the discrepancy and stick with their original number, stating "We are not willing to accept that votes go unreported."

More

Mueller Witness Exposes Prosecutor in Middle of Heated Court Battle, Shatters Leftist Narrative

Mueller prosecutor a Clinton lawyer
Alleged conflicts of interest in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Donald Trump and his 2016 presidential campaign are nothing new.

They started with Mueller himself, given his relationship with James Comey, whose firing as FBI director triggered this whole process.

Of course, that might be a bit of a stretch, but things become a bit more inelastic when you realize how many openly partisan individuals Mueller has hired, all of whom were members of the Hillary Clinton camp.

Few, however, can match the partisanship of Jeannie Rhee, a prosecutor who’s been questioning witnesses in the orbit of Roger Stone.

Stone is the longtime political operative who seems to be the focus du jour of the Mueller investigation. Stone, the theory goes, may have had contact with the hackers who had the Hillary Clinton emails prior to their release by WikiLeaks.

Read More

Dems in FL caught using altered forms to count illegal ballots

Federal prosecutors are looking at a state-wide effort by Florida Democrats to count invalid ballots by giving absentee voters an altered form to fix discrepancies in their signature.

The date on the form has been altered to make it appear that the ballot was legal.

Naples News:

A day after Florida's election left top state races too close to call, a Democratic party leader directed staffers and volunteers to share altered election forms with voters to fix signature problems on absentee ballots after the state's deadline.

The altered forms surfaced in Broward, Santa Rosa, Citrus and Okaloosa counties and were reported to federal prosecutors to review for possible election fraud as Florida counties completed a required recount in three top races.

More

The 'Heil Trump' guy actually hates Trump (that's why he said 'Heil Trump')

A disruption at a Baltimore performance of "Fiddler on the Roof" made national news today. A man stood up before the act break of the seminal Jewish musical and shouted, "Heil Hitler, Heil Trump," holding his arm out in a Nazi salute.

The story ran like wildfire, with national outlets and reporters picking up the Baltimore Sun's story of the "pro-Nazi and pro-Trump" salute. There's just one problem: The police report investigating the incident clearly states that the man loathes President Trump.

In the police report obtained by the Washington Examiner, the reporting officer, Jake Aumack, says: "During my interview of [the suspect] ... he advises that the final scene before intermission reminded him of his hatred for Donald Trump which caused him to stand up and yell, 'Hail Hitler, Hail Trump' [sic]. He further advises that everyone around him got angry, and he didn’t realize there were so many Trump supporters. It appeared to this officer based on my interview of Mr. Derlunas that his intention was to express his dislike of Donald Trump."

More

Worcester’s First Recovery House Now Open In Berlin

BERLIN – Worcester County’s first recovery house is now open in Berlin.

On Oct. 28, Hope4Recovery – a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating clean, safe sober homes for those in recovery – opened its first facility on Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin.

And while opening the county’s first recovery home hasn’t come without its challenges, connections with Hope4Recovery said they are encouraged by the support and positive feedback from members of the community.

“I think the reception has been very positive,” said Tish Ottey, the nonprofit’s executive director. “Everyone has just been amazing.”

More

Jennie-O recalls 91,000 pounds of raw turkey amid salmonella outbreak

Jennie-O Turkey is recalling more than 91,000 pounds of raw turkey in an ongoing salmonella outbreak. The recall is the first tied to an outbreak the U.S. Department of Agriculture says is widespread and likely affects a number of different producers in the industry.

So far this year, the outbreak has resulted in one death and 164 reported illnesses in 35 states. About half of those sickened had to be hospitalized.

Regulators did not say how many of those people were exposed to products sold by Jennie-O, a subsidiary of food industry giant Hormel. They say additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues.

The products being recalled include one-pound packages of raw, ground turkey and were sold nationwide. They had a use-by date of October, but could still be in freezers.

Regulators say the product should be thrown away.

More

[Jennie-O turkey is sold at Sam's Club, among other places. --Editor]

Concert Announced To Celebrate Sinatra’s 103rd Birthday In OC

OCEAN CITY – You will never get a chance to see Frank Sinatra, or even Frank Sinatra Jr., perform in concert, but some people say Tony Sands is the next best thing.

Sands is a lifelong Sinatra fan and has been perfecting his act as one of the nation’s best-known Sinatra performers for more than 25 years. He has performed all over the country, and on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 pm, he will be at The Ocean City Performing Arts Center for one show only.

Sands will be bringing his big band to celebrate Sinatra’ 103rd birthday. Sands is renowned for his uncanny vocal re-creation of Sinatra as well as his mannerisms that help create the illusion that “Old Blues Eyes” is back.

The show will include all of Sinatra’s timeless hits.

More

Hillary Clinton yells 'fraud' in Georgia after the vote recount doesn't go Abrams's way

Not too long ago, Hillary Clinton hectored President Trump on fears he wouldn't accept the vote total in the 2016 election.

According to the Daily Caller, citing a report from Fox News' Tucker Carlson:

“Every time Donald thinks things are not going in his direction, he claims whatever it is is rigged against him. That is not the way our democracy works. We’ve been around for 240 years. We’ve had free and fair elections. We’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them. He is a denigrating, he’s talking down our democracy. And I for one, am appalled.”

Well, now she's out denigrating and talking down our democracy herself. And as usual, she remains ''appalled."

“If she’d had a fair election, she already would have won,” Clinton said on Tuesday while speaking at the LBJ School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas.

More

Democrat Strategy: De-legitimize Republican Election Victories

Democrats in Florida have now lost the machine recount in elections for both governor and senator, yet they refuse to concede and continue to campaign as if the election were still going. The result of the Senate election is that Republican Gov. Rick Scott beat Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson by just under 13,000 votes. By Florida law, this narrow margin triggered a second recount, this one by hand, so one can reasonably argue that Nelson’s waiting for the end of the second recount is at least understandable.

However, in the race for governor, Republican Ron DeSantis maintained more than a 33,000 vote margin over Democrat Andrew Gillum after the machine recount, which is beyond the minimum threshold required for triggering a second hand recount. And yet Gillum still refuses to concede defeat. Why?

Then there’s the Georgia governor’s election, where Democrat Stacey Abrams has no chance of making up the deficit to Republican Brian Kemp, and yet she continues to press the courts to allow the counting of previously rejected ballots. She hopes find enough votes not to make up the mathematically insurmountable deficit to Kemp but to shrink his percentage down below 50% and thereby trigger a runoff.

It is highly unlikely that Democrats will succeed in their efforts to steal the elections in Florida and Georgia, so why all the lawsuits and delay tactics?

Former Economic Development Officer Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Nearly $7 million in County Funds

Peter Bang, former COO of the Montgomery County Office of Economic Development, created a shadow company that was supposed to grow small businesses
Byung Il “Peter” Bang, a Montgomery County government employee for 20 years, pled guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt to embezzling nearly $7 million in county funds dedicated to helping small businesses, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

According to court filings obtained by The Washington Post, Bang was the chief operating officer for the Montgomery County Office of Economic Development between 2010 and 2016. He had been a Montgomery County employee from 1997 until May of 2017.

According to The Post, Bang was in charge of disbursing county funds to small businesses, helping them negotiate affordable rent and teaching business skills to the staff of the companies. Federal authorities say Bang diverted money into four South Korean bank accounts that contained his home address, which he had set up after Montgomery County entered into an agreement with South Korea to set up a small business incubator fund called Chungbuk Incubator Fund LLC.

In 2016, the Department of Economic Development was privatized and Bang was transferred to the county’s finance department.

More

Ohio House Passes ‘Heartbeat’ Bill Again After John Kasich Veto

Ohio lawmakers have once again passed a measure that bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected – approximately the sixth or seventh week of pregnancy.

Thursday’s vote in the state House that approved the heartbeat bill echoed that of the last legislative session when it passed as well. In December 2016, both the Ohio House and Senate approved the measure, but Republican Gov. John Kasich vetoed it. According to the Columbus Dispatch, GOP Governor-elect Mike DeWine said he will sign it into law.

“It gives a more consistent and reliable marker for the courts to use to determine the validity of a human baby,” said Republican state Rep. Christina Hagan, a sponsor of the bill. “We know that when a heartbeat stops, we’ve lost a human life.”

The state House voted 59-35 to approve the legislation and send it to the Senate.

More

Talbot County Voters Keep Property Tax Revenue Cap Intact

Changes that would have watered down the tax cap there, which is similar to that in Wicomico County, were defeated --

https://elections.maryland.gov/elections/2018/results/general/gen_qtext_2018_2_C_21_2_A__.html

https://elections.maryland.gov/elections/2018/results/general/gen_qresults_2018_2_21_1.html

Does Any Of This Make Sense?

Does any of this make sense? No. But it's so darn profitable to the oligarchy, it's difficult to escape debt-serfdom and tax-donkey servitude.

We rarely ask "does this make any sense?" of things that are widely accepted as beneficial-- or if not beneficial, "the way it is," i.e. it can't be changed by non-elite (i.e. the bottom 99.5%) efforts.

Of the vast array of things that don't make sense, let's start with borrowing from future income to spend more today. This is of course the entire foundation of consumer economies such as the U.S.: the number of households which buy a car or house with cash is near-zero, unless 1) they just sold a bubble-valuation house and paid off their mortgage in escrow or 2) they earned wealth via fiscal prudence, i.e. the avoidance of debt and the exultation of saving.

Debt has this peculiar characteristic: it has to be paid back with interest.Depending on the rate of interest and the length of the loan, this translates into a mind-numbing reality: borrowing $100 can cost $200 once interest is factored in.

One might reckon that people would be cautious about paying two or three times more for something by using debt rather than cash. But consumer economies are based not just on debt, but on TINA (there is no alternative) and on the timeless seduction of getting something now and paying for it later.

College students are frightened by scary stories of permanent impoverishment and social degradation if they don't borrow a small fortune to buy a diploma (never mind if you actually learn anything remotely useful or wise; you're not buying an education, you're buying an accreditation of your ability to grind through a bureaucratic system without any unhealthy questioning if "higher education" actually makes any sense. Hint: it doesn't, unless you're skimming wealth off the poor students.)

More

Grassley to Step Down as Judiciary Committee Chairman, Graham Positioned to Replace

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) is poised to lead the Senate Judiciary Committee after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) announced he is stepping aside from that role to become chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

Graham would oversee judicial confirmations if he becomes Judiciary Committee chairman. Grassley said he would work for more tax relief as Finance Committee chairman, the Associated Press reports.

Graham said in September he would remember how Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process played out if he was to become committee chairman.

"If I am chairman next year, if we keep the majority and Senator Grassley (R., Iowa) moves over–and I hope he doesn't because I think he's done a great job–I'm going to remember this," Graham said.

More

Panda enjoys the first snow of the season in Washington DC

Bei Bei the giant panda enjoyed a carefree day at Smithsonian's National Zoo despite the heavy snowfall.

The three-year-old male is the youngest of the three giant pandas at the zoo, after being born to couple Tian Tian and Mei Xiang in August 2015.

He’ll be sent to China when he is four as part of a deal between the US and China.

More/Video

Trump Demands China Remove Missiles in South China Sea

The Trump administration is demanding that China remove all advanced missiles deployed on disputed islands in the South China Sea, the first time such a demand has been made public.

The call to take out the anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles was disclosed in a fact sheet from the State Department on Friday outlining the results of a strategic dialogue between senior U.S. and Chinese officials.

"The United States called on China to withdraw its missile systems from disputed features in the Spratly Islands, and reaffirmed that all countries should avoid addressing disputes through coercion or intimidation," the statement said.

The Pentagon disclosed in June that China has fielded advanced anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles and electronic jamming equipment on the Spratly Islands, a group of reefs and islets located close to U.S. ally Philippines that China claims as its own territory. Military officials said the missiles threaten U.S. warships and aircraft that have stepped up freedom of navigation operations near the islands in a bid to counter Chinese claims to control over 90 percent of the South China Sea.

More

It's Official: Maryland Community Colleges to Offer Free Tuition in 2019

Going to community college will be free for many Maryland residents next year.

Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill Monday the covers tuition costs at community colleges for qualifying residents.

The legislation was approved near the end of this year's legislative session. It will create a $15 million program to provide scholarships of up to $5,000 to students from families earning less than $125,000 a year. Single adults earning less than $90,000 also would be eligible for the money.

More

A Cold Winter for White Women

The open assault on white women from the progressive left seems to have begun in earnest. It could be rightfully argued that it actually began more than two years ago immediately following the election of President Trump, when presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said, “[Democrats] do not do well with white men, and we don’t do well with married, white women. And part of that is an identification with the Republican Party, and a sort of ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should.”

Clinton didn't win over white women for a myriad of reasons but the number of tone-deaf statements she made on why women didn't vote for her, such as this one, certainly did her no favors. Clinton couldn't have been more insulting to her own gender. By making public derogatory statements against white women, Clinton was really signaling that it was time to kick off the white woman blame game. Enter Jada Pinkett Smith, the outspoken racial critic who, just days ago, freely admitted that she just doesn't like white women in general. Smith said on her own talk show, “I have to admit I’m guilty to that to a certain degree because I do have my own biases, specifically to blonde women," she revealed. “Blonde hair on white women just triggers me. I’ve had to catch myself.”

Smith's racist remarks follow on the heels of the media's consistent messaging that it was white women who were to blame for the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Media outlets such as the Guardian, the New York Times, Vogue, and countless feminist organizations were propagating a singular message aimed squarely at the feet of white women. Following the infamous almost all-female Kavanaugh confirmation battle, Vox host Liz Plank tweeted, “The way white women accept to be used as pawns by a party that consistently strips their rights and minorities’ rights away cannot be overstated.”

More

Hmmmm, Houses & Cars Burned But Not Trees???

Republican activists claim 15 ballot box tags as proof of Florida election fraud

Bikers for Trump leader Chris Cox bustled through the throng of protesters at the Broward County elections office at the heart of the Florida recount fandango, drawing attention to colored zip-tie tags found on the ground near the building’s loading dock.

Mr. Cox and a crowd of Republican activists are convinced that the 15 red and orange tags were cut off ballot boxes before the votes reached the election office, which could be a violation of state law, evidence of vote tampering or nothing at all.

“This election is a fraud,” Mr. Cox said in a video of the scene posted on Facebook. “It’s pretty disgusting here. I’m glad that you’re not here because this isn’t anything you want to see.”

In Palm Beach, state Democratic Party officials on Wednesday called another in a series of conferences to accuse Republicans of sabotaging the vote count with phony fraud allegations.

More here

New Ballistic Forensic Resource Established in Frederick County Sheriff's Office, ATF Partner in Fighting Violent Crime with Technology

FREDERICK, Md. — The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO), in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division, has been selected by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and ATF as a new site for the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN), and became fully operational last week. NIBIN is the only national crime gun ballistic network that allows for the capture and comparison of ballistic evidence to aid in solving and preventing violent crimes involving firearms.

“This was a unique and outstanding opportunity for the Sheriff’s Office to partner with ATF in bringing to Frederick County a technology to identify ballistic evidence that will effectively assist law enforcement in solving gun related crimes and getting criminals and repeat offenders off of our streets,” said Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins. “It’s an evidence processing resource that will provide fast and accurate results in linking shooting incidents not only locally but regionally or across the country. This NIBIN network, located at the Law Enforcement Center, will not only support law enforcement agencies in Frederick County, but will support law enforcement throughout western Maryland.”

“Identifying, investigating, and incarcerating criminals who use firearms to threaten and damage communities is a mission that ATF and Frederick County Sheriff’s Office have always partnered on, and access to this technology further strengthens that mission,” said ATF Baltimore Field Division Special Agent in Charge Rob Cekada. “NIBIN is a crucial resource for law enforcement, one that grows more effective every day as more and more law enforcement agencies gain access to it. Officers and deputies from all over western Maryland will have timely, important information about related firearm cases to expand their criminal investigations.”

More

Razor wire now covers border wall where 'vanguard' of migrant caravan taunted U.S.

Hours after images of migrants climbing a border wall in San Diego went viral, the Homeland Security Department deployed razor wire Wednesday to prevent a repeat.

The immigrants, who said they were the vanguard of the caravans streaming north through Mexico, ascended the fence Tuesday in a display of defiance. Video and photos showed them cheering and jeering atop the slat-style fence.

Although no arrests or confrontations were reported, Homeland Security took immediate steps to try to keep others from climbing by deploying concertina wire, which coils over itself, creating a thorough barrier.

“As we have said repeatedly, being a member of a caravan doesn’t give you any special rights to enter the country,” said Katie Waldman, Homeland Security spokeswoman.

Homeland Security released photos that show the concertina wire at the top and base of the fence on the U.S. side, as well as a second layer on the sandy beach further inside the U.S.

More

Political Change Occurring Among Black Young Adults?

Buried in the mounds of data fleshing out what happened in the midterm elections is an interesting take on blacks.

Nationwide data on black voting in this election cycle do not point to much change. Various polls over recent months seemed to indicate that blacks were starting to warm up to Republicans and President Donald Trump.

But blacks went 90 percent for Democrats and 8 percent for Republicans. Pretty much business as usual.

However, digging down, we find something interesting.

Blacks ages 18 to 29 voted 82 percent for Democrats and 14 percent for Republicans. That seems to point to change taking place among young blacks.

Lending support to this conclusion is the fact that in the 2014 midterms, 18- to 29-year-old blacks voted in concert with the overall average: 88 percent for Democrats and 11 percent for Republicans.

Either we have a fluke in this year’s midterms or some kind of change in political thinking is taking hold among young African-Americans.

More here

Walter E. Williams: We Have an Identity Problem

According to a recent report in The New York Times, Health and Human Services Department officials have been circulating a proposal to define sex. Their memo says, “Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth.” They add, “The sex listed on a person’s birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person’s sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence.” I think the latter statement lacks complete rigor. It’s chromosomes, not what’s on a birth certificate, that determine one’s sex. Therefore, if a fetus has XX chromosomes, a female is born, and if a fetus has XY chromosomes, a male is born.

What’s an open-and-shut case in biology can become confused in the political/social arena, particularly when one’s sex is referred to as one’s gender. By the way, before modern times, the term gender was used solely when referring to the grammar of some languages, such as French, in which nouns and pronouns are masculine, feminine or neuter and require words syntactically associated with them. Gender has become completely disassociated with biological reasoning. For example, in the past when a person signed up for a Facebook account, “male” and “female” were the only options. In 2014, Facebook introduced 50 gender options, including intersex, gender nonconforming, non-binary and androgynous.

In addition to the muddying of waters about one’s sex, race has become muddied. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has long claimed that she has Native American heritage. Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania saw her as making a contribution to their law schools’ racial diversity agenda by being on their faculties. Recently, many doubted her heritage and lampooned and harangued the Massachusetts Democrat as “Pocahontas.” (She also has been dubbed Lieawatha.) Warren’s recent effort to settle the issue through DNA analysis blew up in her face. She is only between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American.

More

Farmers, Businesses to Save More Than $600,000 Through DPI Electric Buying Group

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) negotiated with electricity providers to secure a new supply rate for its members in a new electric buying group that is 11 percent lower than the supply rate in DPI’s expiring electric buying group. The result: Hundreds of DPI members, including farmers and businesses, will realize significant savings on their electricity bills.

The formation of the electric buying group allowed DPI to enter into a three-year agreement with NRG, an electricity supplier, after negotiating with several electricity supply companies. For the 200 members of DPI’s buying group, their new fixed electricity supply rate will be 7 cents per kilowatt-hour. That’s 11 percent lower than the expiring three-year contract’s 7.9-cent rate. The new contract’s supply rate is one of the lowest multiyear rates secured by any DPI electric buying group since the first group was formed in 2006, and this year’s group is the largest DPI has ever had.

Over the three-year life of the electric buying group, its members are expected to save more than $600,000. On average, each member will save more than $1,000 a year in electricity costs. Each DPI member included in the new contract will receive a letter from DPI over the next two weeks with additional contract details, including specific savings to be realized. Also for the first time, DPI negotiated the ability to add a limited number of new members to the new contract at the negotiated rate of 7 cents per kilowatt-hour.

“Our electric buying group leverages the buying power of Delmarva’s chicken community to benefit DPI members,” said Bill Satterfield, DPI’s executive director. “Participating in the electric buying group allows many DPI members to earn back their membership dues many times over in utility savings.”

State laws allow groups like DPI to aggregate their Delmarva Power customer members to buy electricity at a negotiated fixed rate. DPI is not able to offer such a program to its members served by the A&N Electric Cooperative, the Choptank Electric Cooperative, the Delaware Electric Cooperative, or to members served by municipal electric systems.

Bear Man Arrested for Firing Handgun during Road Rage Incident – Middletown

Stanley BATES
Middletown – The Delaware State Police have arrested 23 year old Stanley L. Bates of Bear, for shooting at two vehicles during a road rage incident, early Thursday morning.
At approximately 12:12 a.m., Thursday, November 15, 2018 three acquaintances, who were driving separate vehicles, were traveling U.S. 13 northbound in the area of Port Penn Rd., in Middletown. A black Acura TL operated by Bates was tailgating one of the vehicles at which time words were exchanged from vehicle to vehicle, as they were in motion. All four vehicles then stopped at a red light on the ramp from U.S. 13 northbound to State Route 1 northbound. As the vehicles were stopped, one of the operators exited his vehicle and approached Bates at is driver’s side door. As he approached, the window was rolled down and Bates pointed a handgun at him, at which time the male retreated to his vehicle. Bates then proceeded to drive on the left shoulder, passing the other two stopped vehicles, and as he passed, fired two rounds through his open passenger door window, striking each vehicle one time. The male who originally confronted Bates was able to obtain Bates’ tag number and contacted the police. None of the parties were injured as a result of the incident.
Troopers located Bates at his Bear area home where he was taken in to custody without incident. They also recovered a Ruger 9mm handgun which was confirmed to be the weapon used during the incident.
Bates was transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with 3 counts of Reckless Endangering 1st Degree, 1 count of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, and 2 counts of Criminal Mischief. He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #11 and released on $27,000.00 unsecured bail.

Socialist Crook Andrew Gillum Refuses to Concede - Gains Only One Vote From Recount!

Socialist crook Andrew Gillum refused to concede in the race for Governor in Florida after he only gained one vote from the recount Thursday.

Gillum’s opponent, Republican Ron DeSantis has maintained a lead of 0.41 percentage points which is over the threshold for a hand recount, reported The Hill.

The Sun Sentinel reported:

Nine days after Florida’s Election Day, the deadline for machine recounts of three statewide races came and went Thursday, but Andrew Gillum refused to concede and urged vote counting to continue even as his margin behind Ron DeSantis was slimmed by just one vote.

“A vote denied is justice denied — the State of Florida must count every legally cast vote,” Gillum said in a statement as the machine recount was completed in all but a few counties. “As today’s unofficial reports and recent court proceedings make clear, there are tens of thousands of votes that have yet to be counted. We plan to do all we can to ensure that every voice is heard in this process.’’

The Democrats will fight to steal Florida until the bitter end.

More

Friday, November 16, 2018

Democrat Wins Congressional Election in Maine After Algorithm Decides Race!

Democrat candidate Jared Golden was just announced the winner of Maine’s 2nd Congressional district after an algorithm decided the race.

As previously reported, Republican Congressman for Maine’s 2nd district, Bruce Poliquin filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Maine’s Secretary of State to stop an algorithm from deciding the election in his race against Democrat opponent Jared Golden.

Congressman Bruce Poliquin pointed out that Maine has a long history of plurality winners in its elections.

Poliquin also argued against an algorithm deciding the Maine election in a Facebook post Tuesday

More

Trump Accuses Mueller Team Of Being ‘Gang Of Democratic Thugs’

President Donald Trump opened a broadside attack against special counsel Robert Mueller as his legal team weighs how to respond to outstanding questions regarding the 2016 presidential election, in a series of tweets.

The president referenced the fact that Mueller was not confirmed by the U.S. Senate to his position as special counsel, telling The Daily Caller in an exclusive Oval Office interview Wednesday that “he’s heading this whole big thing, he’s not Senate confirmed.”

More

Anti-Pelosi Dems Urging Marcia Fudge to Run for Speaker

Democrats opposed to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) are reportedly urging Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) to challenge Pelosi for House Speaker.

“People are asking me to do it, and I am thinking about it,” Fudge told the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Wednesday. “I need to give it some thought and see if I have an interest. I am at the very beginning of this process. It is just in discussion at this point.”

Fudge is reportedly one of 17 Democrats who signed a letter pledging not to vote for Pelosi on the House floor, which would complicate Pelosi’s efforts to get the 218 votes needed get back her Speakership. Pelosi’s allies are reportedly trying to convince anti-Pelosi Democrats and perhaps even some Republicans to vote “present” on the House floor to lower the number of votes she would need to win. Since Pelosi just needs a majority of Democrats to be nominated for Speaker, her nomination is hardly in doubt.

More

Californians Flock to Gun Store

There’s a single, solitary gun store in Thousand Oaks, California.

Since the deadly events at the Borderline Bar & Grill, though, it’s been a busy place. While I do expect it’ll get picketed at some point, and people will likely say that it remaining open is somehow insensitive, that’s not why it’s busy.

No, it’s busy because a number of Californians are waking up to the fact that the police can’t protect you and gun control laws won’t stop these kinds of things from happening, but being a good guy with a gun might give you a fighting chance.

More

Maine Republican loses seat to Democrat after ranked-choice votes counted

Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin has lost his seat to Democratic challenger Jared Golden through ranked-choice voting for Maine's 2nd District House race, Maine’s Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Thursday.

“It looks like Jared Golden is the apparent winner of the ranked-choice election,” Dunlap said, noting that Golden received 50.5 percent of the votes and Poliquin won 49.5 percent.

Just hours before Dunlap’s announcement, a judge had rejected Poliquin’s request for a temporary restraining order to halt the ranked-choice voting process and claimed ranked-choice voting is unconstitutional.

More

Judge rules Georgia counties must count absentee ballots with missing or incorrect date of birth

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Georgia counties have to count absentee ballots that are either missing or have an incorrect date of birth — a move that could prove instrumental to the close race for governor of the Peach State.

U.S. District Judge Steve Jones' decision prevents Georgia from finalizing the election results until these votes are counted, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Despite the good news for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who trails Republican candidate Brian Kemp, not all rejected ballots are to be reinstated, as Abrams sought in a lawsuit.

More

Chicago PlayStation Users Furious They Must Now Pay A 9% "Amusement Tax"

When they powered up their Playstations on Nov. 9, Gamers in the Windy City were furious to learn that they will now need to fork over a 9% levy to the city every time they pay for any of a suit of online services as Chicago steps up enforcement of its supremely unpopular Amusement Tax, which was expanded in 2015 to cover video games, streaming services and other digital-entertainment mediums. While some companies have resisted what they have decried as an overreach by city tax collectors, who are desperately trying to plug a massive budget hole while supporting some of the most under-funded public pensions in the country, Sony has become the latest video gaming company to acquiesce to the city's demands. Meanwhile, Nintendo and Microsoft (which owns Xbox) have been collecting the levies since 2015.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the city’s amusement tax once only applied to concerts and sporting event tickets, but several streaming companies like Netflix and Hulu have bowed to the city's demands since the levy was first expanded. Apple, on the other hand, filed a lawsuit against the city back in August alleging that the tax on its streaming service was "illegal and discriminatory". The company isn't paying the tax while the case works its way through a Cook County court.

More

Arizona GOP Announces Independent Audit of Maricopa County Recorder

The Arizona Republican Party announced Thursday it will conduct an independent audit of the Maricopa County Recorder's Office after legal issues and other complaints arose in the days-long count to decide Arizona’s next senator.

After Election Day, about 650,000 votes were not yet tallied in counties across Arizona, but the lion's share of those outstanding ballots resided in Maricopa County, the fourth-largest county in the country.

The vote count in the race between Martha McSally (R.,) and the eventual winner Kyrsten Sinema (D.,) went on for six more days beyond Election Day, in which time the GOP sued Maricopa County questioning how long the county could "cure" ballots where the signature on the ballot was not a good enough match to the voter's signature on file.

In instances such as this, the recorder's office may contact the voter to verify the ballot. However, some recorder’s offices stopped this "curing" process when polls closed at 7 p.m. local time on Election Day, while Maricopa County continued to cure ballots beyond that.

Days after the suit was filed and before the senate race was called, a settlement was struck allowing Maricopa to continue curing ballots up to an appointed time, but it also gained assurances that other counties would have the same time to cure all of their signature-flagged ballots as well.

More

Hirono: GOP Investigating Hillary Is Like Beating a 'Dead Horse'

Thursday on CNN’s “Right Now,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) said if the Republican Party tries to investigate Hillary Clinton, it would be like beating a “dead horse.”

Hirono clarified she was referring to the investigation, not Clinton, as a dead horse.

Partial transcript as follows:

KEILAR: I want to ask you another question about the committee. Your Republican chairman, Chuck Grassley, is thinking about stepping down. Lindsey Graham is thinking about replacing him and he said he would immediately call for investigations of Hillary Clinton. What do think he is trying to do there?

More

Maryland Files Notice of Appeal in Benisek v. Lamone

BALTIMORE, MD – The Office of Attorney General today filed a Notice of Appeal with the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland in Benisek v. Lamone, requesting a hearing before the Supreme Court. The Office also filed a Consent Motion to Stay and requested an expedited briefing to allow time to implement the Court’s decision in the event of an adverse ruling.

Court Rules Hillary Clinton Must Answer Key Questions About Her Private Server!

Once again Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting.

Judicial Watch appeared in a DC federal court Wednesday on a motion to compel more testimony from Hillary Clinton as well as to make public video recordings of depositions of top Clinton aides such as Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills.

The court ruled that Hillary Clinton must answer more questions about the setting up of her private server.

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said that the court denied their request to unseal the video depositions of Clinton’s aides.

TOM FITTON: Breaking: Court rules late today Hillary Clinton must answer more email questions — including key q’s about the setting up of her email system. Court denied our request to unseal vid depositions of Clinton aides. Great work by Michael Bekesha!

More

GOP Lawmakers Shun Voters, Choose Kevin McCarthy as Minority Leader Over Jim Jordan!

The GOP elite shunned voters Wednesday and chose Kevin McCarthy as House Minority Leader over conservative favorite Jim Jordan.

McCarthy had the backing of the GOP elite and outgoing RINO House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Jim Jordan had the backing of his fellow members and Trump supporters in the Freedom Caucus.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was chosen to be GOP conference Chairwoman.

Fox News reported:

More

Trump Warns Antifa — You Could Be In Big Trouble

President Donald Trump warned violent leftists and Antifa members that an opposition to them may “mobilize,” and it would mean “big trouble” for the leftist group.

“They better hope that the opposition to Antifa decides not to mobilize,” the president told The Daily Caller in an exclusive Oval Office interview Wednesday.

“These people, like the Antifa — they better hope that the opposition to Antifa decides not to mobilize. Because if they do, they’re much tougher. Much stronger. Potentially much more violent. And Antifa’s going to be in big trouble. But so far they haven’t done that and that’s a good thing,” he continued.

Trump was asked by The Daily Caller about the recent wave of political violence during his administration, beginning with violent Antifa riots on his inauguration day.

More/Video

Wicomico County Community Members Trained and Equipped to Save a Life

With more and more Marylanders dying everyday from opioid-related overdoses, learning how to save a life and becoming equipped with the proper tools do so is now more important than ever. The Maryland Department of Health indicated in its second quarter Unintentional Drug- and Alcohol-Related Intoxication Death report that opioid related deaths in Maryland have increased by nearly 12% in the first six months of 2018, compared to the same time period in 2017. Although the state is seeing an overall increase, Wicomico County is seeing a reduction in lives lost, dropping from 19 to 17 for that period.

The medication Naloxone, also known by the name brand Narcan, aids in reducing the death rate because it reverses opioid overdoses, saving lives. More than 2,700 Wicomico County residents have been trained to administer this life saving medication. Since the initiation of the Opioid Response Program in 2015, the number of individuals trained has grown each year, with more than 1,000 Wicomico County residents being trained from July 2017 through June 2018.

The training instructor not only teaches an individual how to administer the medication, but also provides them with a kit for their personal use should they encounter an opioid overdose in the community. Jessica Taylor, Program Coordinator for the Local Behavioral Health Authority, states, “similar to CPR, you can become equipped to potentially save the life of an individual in our community.”

Free Naloxone trainings are offered every second Tuesday of the month, 6:00-7:00 pm at the Wicomico County Public Library. In addition to these trainings, community members can contact the Wicomico County Health Department to schedule a free training at their agency or business. Call Wicomico County Opioid Coordinator Christina Bowie-Simpson at (410) 219- 3956 to find out more or to schedule a training.

If you or someone you love is struggling with a substance use disorder, you can find help at BeforeItsTooLateMD.org or by calling 211 and pressing 1. You can also contact Wicomico’s Community Outreach Addictions Team (COAT) at 443-783-6875.

Well, Do You?


Why President Trump ‘Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Free Pass’ to the White House Briefing Room

A federal judge has just ordered that the White House must return — immediately and temporarily — the press pass of CNN’s Jim Acosta, Fox News reported.

A hearing is still ongoing; the network reported the breaking news at 10:30 a.m. Friday morning.

“The order to restore Acosta’s access came from Judge Timothy Kelly, appointed a year ago to the federal district court in Washington, D.C., by President Donald Trump,” as NBC News also noted. “He said the White House must give the credential back temporarily in order to give Acosta a chance to persuade the administration that he should be allowed to keep it.”

Acosta himself made a brief statement to the media and thanked others for their support. (Fox News had sided with CNN.)

Yet New York Times best-selling author Brigitte Gabriel, even before Friday morning’s action from the judge, strongly believed and still believes that President Donald Trump does not owe anyone a free pass to the White House briefing room.

In a chapter of her new book, “RISE: In Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom,” called “Lamestream Media,” Gabriel writes that the mainstream media as an institution are riddled by group-think — and that one radical leftist ideology controls the news. The book was published on September 11 by FrontLine, an imprint of Charisma House.

“CNN’s lawsuit over the revocation of Jim Acosta’s White House press pass displays clearly just how clueless the Left is about the Constitution, as well as how readily willing they are to throw a childlike fit when they don’t get their way,” Gabriel said in a statement shared with LifeZette about the ongoing legal battle.

More here

Chuck Schumer’s Recount Reversal

Dem senator no longer believes conceding defeat is 'gentlemanly thing to do'

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) says Florida's recount should go on beyond the Sunday deadline if needed, a reversal from 2006 when Schumer slammed Republicans for demanding a recount and argued conceding the election would be the "gentlemanly thing to do."

Schumer entered the recount fight between incumbent Democratic senator Bill Nelson and Republican Rick Scott on Tuesday during a joint press conference with Nelson. He argued that election supervisors "should have all the time they need" for the recount, "even if the vote count has to go beyond" the legally set Sunday deadline.

Schumer's stance on lengthy recounts was different a bit over a decade ago, when it was a Republican incumbent, former senator George Allen (Va.) considering a recount after narrowly losing his reelection bid to Democrat Jim Webb. Allen was behind Webb by less than half a percentage point, which in Virginia entitled him to a recount.

Schumer thought it would have been a bad idea.

More

Sherrod Brown Goes Off: 'If Stacey Abrams Doesn't Win in Georgia, They Stole It'

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) declared Wednesday that if Democrat Stacey Abrams doesn't win the Georgia governor's race, the Republicans "stole it."

Speaking in front of the left-wing advocacy group National Action Network, Brown said he would "never give in on voting rights" and accused Republicans of illicitly winning the contentious governor's race in Georgia. Republican Brian Kemp leads Abrams by nearly 60,000 votes and hasrepeatedly called on her to concede the race.

"If Stacey Abrams doesn't win in Georgia, they stole it," Brown said. "It's clear. I say that publicly. It's clear."

Brown railed against "voter purging" in Ohio, and he also accused Georgia of closing rural precincts to disenfranchise blacks, although local elections officials say the methods were meant to save taxpayer money.

More

Saudi Arabia calls for death penalty in Jamal Khashoggi killing

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor is recommending the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi Al-Mojeb told journalists in a rare press conference in Riyadh on Thursday that Khashoggi’s killers had set in motion plans for the killing on Sept. 29, three days before he was killed inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul.

The prosecutor says the highest-level official behind the killing is Saudi former deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri, who has been fired for ordering Khashoggi’s forced return.

More

God Bless Ronald Reagan & His Humor After Balloon Pops

Stan Lee's Cameos

My family escaped socialism, now my fellow Democrats think we should move the party in its direction

Cuba’s socialist revolution was supposed to work for workers — like my grandparents who lived in Miami during Fulgencio Batista’s dictatorship. In January 1959, just two weeks after Fidel Castro seized power, they returned to the island to care for my grandmother’s ailing mother. For the next 20 years, they remained prisoners in their own country.

As Cuba’s political and economic situation worsened, my grandfather told a friend he wanted to return to the United States. Someone overheard the conversation and reported him to the authorities. For this, the Castro regime threw him in jail. He was later stripped of his job and salary as an accountant and assigned to feed zoo animals. In addition to the emotional distress it caused, this made my family’s financial circumstances even more precarious.

To understand my grandparents’ desperation to flee socialism, imagine leaving everything behind and starting anew at almost 60 years old.

More

I Don't Look Good Naked Anymore

Florida Democrats Urged Voters to Submit Absentee Ballots After Election Day Using Altered Forms

Florida Democrats urged voters to submit absentee ballots after Election Day, using an official form that had been altered to make it look like they were doing so within the legal deadline, hoping a judge would later allow the votes.

That attempt to add Democratic votes, which critics say is possible election fraud, wasreported Thursday morning by Ana Ceballos of the Naples Daily News, who notes the scheme has already been reported to federal prosecutors.

A day after Florida’s election left top state races too close to call, a Democratic party leader directed staffers and volunteers to share altered election forms with voters to fix signature problems on absentee ballots after the state’s deadline.

The altered forms surfaced in Broward, Santa Rosa, Citrus and Okaloosa counties and were reported to federal prosecutors to review for possible election fraud as Florida counties complete a required recount in three top races.

More

Democrat apologizes for calling Tennessee racist and some voters 'uneducated' in Facebook video

A Tennessee Democrat newly elected to the House of Representatives has apologized for saying the state is racist and most residents who voted Republican are uneducated.

London Lamar, who ran uncontested in Tennessee's House District 91, made the remarks in a 15-minute video posted to Facebook after last week's midterm election.

'Tennessee's racist. Period. Period. Like, Tennessee is racist,' Lamar, a black woman, said in the since-deleted video.

She added: 'Most of the Tennesseeans who voted Republican are uneducated.'

The video was posted on Wednesday and taken down by Friday, but not before being widely shared and captured in full by local news outlets.

Lamar's comments were not well-received by many constituents in the Democrat-leaning district, which includes Memphis.

The congresswoman-elect offered a partial apology on Monday, saying: 'We want to make sure we don't over-generalize groups of people,' while maintaining that race played a role in elections across the 'polarized state'.

More

WATCH: Christian Musicians Boldly Declare Jesus At The White House

A delight to see the name of Jesus Christ lifted high in America's most historic building!

Worship leaders and Christian artists from around the USA gathered at the White House yesterday to proclaim the name of Jesus Christ over the country! Then, following their “Faith Briefing” the musicians posted footage of their spontaneous praise and worship session.

In a clip posted by Christian artist, Tauren Wells on Twitter, the group can be seen singing the song, “What A Beautiful Name” by Hillsong Worship.

More/Video

Progressives Zero-In On Exit-Tax On Illinois Wealth

Eureka! They figured out a way to tax wealthy folks trying to flee Illinois: A progressive real estate transfer tax, and the idea seems to be getting popular.

An Op-Ed yesterday in the Chicago Sun-Times by Daniel Kay Hertz of the Center for Tax Budget Accountability and Marisa Novara of the Metropolitan Planning Council made the case for it in Chicago. Evanston already voted in favor of it Tuesday.

Chicago today has a real estate transfer tax of $5.25 per $500 of property value, but the city should stick pricey homes with a higher rate, say the authors.

They weren’t specific about what rates they favor, but the ballot measure passed in Evanston, as Crain’s reported, calls for a transfer tax increase of 40 percent to establish a new rate of $7 for every $1,000 of value for sales between $1.5 million and $5 million and an increase of 80 percent to establish a new rate of $9 for every $1,000 of value for sales over $5 million. Evanston’s current rate is $5 for every $1,000 of value.

More

Viral story about couple that raised $400K for homeless man was made up, say investigators

Every person who made a contribution to a GoFundMe page for a homeless man who spent his last $20 to help a stranded woman will get their money back after it was revealed that the story was fake, according to prosecutors.

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said Mark D'Amico, Katelyn McClure and Johnny Bobbitt concocted the story that Bobbitt spent his last $20 to help McClure after she ran out of a gas in New Jersey in November of 2017.

Within an hour of posting the story on a GoFundMe page, Coffina said McClure sent a text message to another person that reportedly admitted the entire story was made up.

More

Graham: If Dems Look Backward, 'We're All Going to Look Backward'

When it comes to investigations of things past, two sides can play that game. That's the message from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who is expected to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee in the next Congress.

Earlier this week, Graham said yes, he "totally" will investigate how the FBI handled the Trump-Russia investigation as well as the way the Obama Justice Department and the FBI handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Graham elaborated Wednesday night, when he appeared on Sean Hannity's show:

"You know, to my Democrat friends, if you want to look backward, we're all going to look backward..."

More

Thomas Gallatin: Socialist Family Feud Over Amazon HQ2

Ocasio-Cortez blasts Amazon as the e-commerce giant announces its location for its new headquarters.

Amazon’s long-anticipated decision for the location of its new “HQ2” headquarters was announced with an unexpected twist — the new headquarters will be split between two cities: Queens, New York, and Crystal City, Virginia (a DC suburb). In the end, the reasoning behind this decision is obvious: direct access to the levers of financial and political power in two high-profile leftist enclaves. Instead of locating the new headquarters in the most business-friendly states and environments, Amazon chose leftist power centers knowing that the company will be able to seamlessly pass on any higher costs to consumers. And the tax benefits to Amazon work out to almost $50,000 per job created. Cronyism at its finest.

But there was another reason behind Amazon’s new headquarters’ “search.” In all likelihood, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had made up his mind on the new locations when the search was first announced. As Reason speculates, “[Amazon’s] HQ2 search was not about HQ2: it was about market research. The mayors and governors and councilmen and commissioners and local developers of America handed priceless information about their plans, investments, and reserve prices to Jeff Bezos for free. … Amazon is now privy to information about where different municipalities are going to direct investment and infrastructure in the near future. The company can exploit this information.”

More

FL GOP Candidate Caldwell: Only 30,000 Votes Could Have Possibly Come in After Election Day - Snipes Found 83,000 Votes

Democrats are stealing the the election in Florida.

Since the election Broward County has mysteriously manufactured over 83,000 votes in Broward County and they refused to report how many more votes they have yet to count.

A judge last week found Broward County in violation of the Constitution and ordered Broward County Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes to allow ballot inspections immediately during an emergency hearing on Friday.

BUT SNIPES DID NOT TURN OVER THE BALLOTS ON FRIDAY NIGHT — She released numbers of Saturday.

And now a recount is taking place.

Republicans have already lost at least one race in Florida since election night.

More