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Monday, January 21, 2019

Birdbrain Box

Why "Democratic Vote Harvesting" Will Be The Biggest Topic Of 2020

During last November's midterm elections, California Republicans in several districts watched election night victories melt into losses thanks to a tactic employed by Democrats called "ballot harvesting," which allows anyone to go door-to-door and collect mail-in ballots on behalf of voters.

Illegal in many states, the practice flipped the Republican stronghold of Orange County completely blue after an unprecedented 250,000 vote-by-mail drop-offs were counted according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

As 2020 approaches, Democrats in Congress want to apply several California voting laws across the country via their "For The People Act," or H.R.1, which would require all 50 states to adopt automatic voter registration based on federal databases - such as those on food stamps. It also mandates looser rules governing provisional ballots, two weeks of early voting, prohibits restrictions on voting by mail, and limits the ability for states to remove voters from rolls.


Gillibrand Doesn’t Think Trump’s ‘Racist’ Border Policies Were Racist When She Supported Them

Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand claimed Sunday that despite previously advocating for the same immigration policies as President Donald Trump, his positions are “racist” but hers were not.

“[My immigration positions] certainly weren’t empathetic and they were not kind and I did not think about suffering in other people’s lives,” Gillibrand told Jake Tapper when he confronted her with her conservative immigration platform while serving as the congresswoman for New York’s 20th Congressional District.

“You said Trump’s immigration positions are racist — that’s the word you used, racist,” Tapper said.

“If Trump’s immigration positions are racist, were they racist when you held some of those positions as well?” he asked.


Democratic Homeland Security Chair: I Would Not Rule Out a Wall in Certain Instances

Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Bennie Thompson (D., Miss.) said on Sunday that he would not a rule out a border wall in certain instances.

ABC's "This Week" host Martha Raddatz asked Thompson if he would rule out a wall in any negotiations with President Donald Trump.

"I would not rule out a wall in certain instances," Thompson said. "Now the notion that we can't have barriers is just something that's not true, but again, Martha, you have to have a plan and the plan that the president initially started with is where he is now. We don't know where he will be tomorrow."

Trump and Congress remain at an impasse over funding for Trump's proposed wall along the southern border. The standoff has resulted in a partial government shutdown that is now in its 30th day.


GOP Rep. Zeldin: Cut Off Congress' Pay and You Could Have a Budget Deal Within 45 Minutes

In his Sunday appearance on New York AM 970 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable” with John Catsimatidis, Rep. Lee Zeldin’s (R-NY) commented on the ongoing partial government shutdown, saying if pay for Congress were to be cut off, there would be a budget deal for border wall funding in as soon as 45 minutes.

“It’s difficult to miss one paycheck. It becomes increasingly difficult to miss a second paycheck,” Zeldin told Catsimatidis. “I really do believe that you should lock every member of Congress in a room, bring the president in, no phones, no pay, you’re not leaving until there’s white smoke; you need to negotiate, compromise with each other, with the president. And I think you can have a deal within maybe it’s 45 minutes, maybe it’s four hours.


Doctor Offers Free Eye Exams for NFL Refs After Blown Call in Saints Loss

An eye care center in Louisiana has offered the National Football League’s referees free eye exams, after the controversial blown call that led to the New Orleans Saints losing the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.

After the officials missed a blatant pass interference call that would have likely won the game for the Saints, Louisiana Family Eyecare offered free eye exams for NFL referees before next season, WWL Channel 4 reported.

“We will GLADLY provide no-cost eye exams to all NFL officials prior to next season to prevent the atrocity that occurred tonight,” Louisiana Family Eyecare wrote in Sunday evening Facebook post. “We would hate for someone else to feel our pain.”


Gap between rich and poor growing, fueling global anger

Tax systems that put a high burden on the poor mean public services are underfunded, stretching the gap between rich and poor and fueling global public anger, Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International, said on Monday.

The Nairobi-headquartered charity said in a report that a new billionaire was created every two days last year, just as the poorest half of the world's population saw their wealth decline by 11 percent.

The report, released on Monday as political and business leaders gather for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, said governments are increasingly underfunding public services and failing to clamp down on tax dodging.

"Poor people suffer twice from being deprived of basic services and also paying a higher burden of taxation," Byanyima said in an interview.


True That!

Twitter Allows ‘Verified’ Calls for Violence Against Conservative High School Kids

Twitter has spent years assuring the public that it will crack down on trolling, harassment, and violent threats. It’s also pledged to tackle “misinformation” and “unhealthy conversation,” using these loaded terms as excuses to ban a wide range of anti-progressive dissidents from the platform.

But when innocent conservative high school kids are flooded with violent threats, targeted harassment and doxing on the basis of media-promoted misinformation, Jack Dorsey and his staff seem to do nothing — it even briefly promoted the smears.

Over the past 48 hours, an angry mob of Twitter users — many of them with blue check marks next to their name, signaling endorsement of their messages by the company — have flooded the platform with disgusting abuse, violent threats, and calls to harass innocent students of the Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky.

Most of the tweets remain on the platform, which has yet to ask the authors to take them down — much less deverify or ban them, something Twitter has done to conservative activists for far less.

Most of the tweets remain on the platform, which has yet to ask the authors to take them down — much less deverify or ban them, something Twitter has done to conservative activists for far less.

Here are some of the threats and targeted harassment that the platform has enabled to go viral, and still remain on the platform as of this writing on the early afternoon of Monday, January 21:

James: Our Nation Is Not Yet Cleansed of Racism. Here’s What We Should Do.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day offers Americans time to reflect and measure our progress toward building a civil society. An honest examination of history makes it clear that the law has not been able to cleanse our nation of racism.

The 15th Amendment has been in place for more than a century. The landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act has been on the books for over a half century.

Yet just this month, the U.S. House of Representatives felt compelled to pass a formal resolution that “once again rejects White nationalism and White supremacy as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States.”

While our founding document states that all men are created equal, clearly not all Americans have bought into that article of faith.

There is a limit to what laws can accomplish. While they instruct as to what we can and cannot do, laws are incapable of guiding our hearts to love our neighbor and our minds to process thoughtful and appropriate communication with our fellow man.

In December 1964, in accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called the Civil Rights Act the beginning of “a second emancipation.” Forty-five years on, there’s still much emancipating to be done.

Throughout that period, conservative leaders have echoed Dr. King’s call to end racial insanity and the silent hate that continues to divides us. In response to incidents of bigotry and violence, President Ronald Reagan delivered a stern message to “those individuals who persist in such hateful behavior. “You are the ones who are out of step with our society,” he said. “You are the ones who willfully violate the meaning of the dream that is America. And this country, because of what it stands for, will not stand for your conduct.”

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[Kay Coles James is president of The Heritage Foundation. James formerly served as director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and as Virginia's secretary of health and human resources.]

Apologies Roll In For Catholic School Protesters As Fuller Picture Of Events Emerges

It was the hate crime of the century.

Or so some in the media appeared to think, judging by the condemnations and mass hysteria that followed initial footage of a group of Covington Catholic High School students — some of whom were wearing MAGA hats — supposedly harassing an older Native American man.

Except, what may have seemed to be one thing at first turned out to be something else altogether:


MUST READ: Covington Catholic Student Begs Local TV News to Tell the Truth About Native American Incident In DC

A student at Covington Catholic High School sent a letter Saturday to a local TV station that serves that part of Kentucky, Cincinnati-based WKRC-TV, begging the station to report the truth of an incident Friday in Washington, D.C., involving a Native American man and students from Covington Catholic.

The incident took place at the Lincoln Memorial as the students waited for buses to pick them up after participating in the annual March for Life that day. News reports claimed the students harassed a Native American man named Nathan Phillips–a Vietnam veteran–who was trying to perform a religious ceremony. The students and the school have been viciously attacked online with many threats being made to attack the school children.

As happens too often these days, the media got it wrong. Numerous videos show the students being approached by Phillips and a group of fellow Native American activists who were at the Lincoln Memorial for an Indigenous Peoples Rally that had ended earlier. Videos also show the students being harassed by a group of African-Americans who hurled racist and anti-gay insults at the students.

Three screen captures set the scene. The students are gathered by themselves at the Lincoln Memorial...

Judge Jeanine Pirro: 'Nancy Pelosi, you're a shutdown hypocrite'

Politicians are elected to represent us. They are here to protect our interests over their political interests. Refusal to try to work toward compromise is putting politics over people.

President Trump has been at the White House virtually every day working and waiting and trying to make a deal – bending, compromising and offering solutions. The Democrats not only disrespect him, they sometimes don’t even show up. They’ve refused his every overture, put a stake in the ground, proving that politics are more important than putting people back to work.

And as 800,000 federal employees face the loss of a second paycheck this Tuesday, the Democrats disregard their distress by not negotiating to end the partial government shutdown. And that, my friends, is a problem.

It’s even bigger than that. They refuse to negotiate for people who live paycheck-to-paycheck. They don’t consider Americans whose lives, safety, economy, and social service agencies are drained by these uninvited illegal immigrants.

Saturday the president offered yet another compromise to reopen the government: There will be no concrete wall, only steel slat barriers; $5.7 billion for it; $805 million for drug detection technology; $800 million for humanitarian assistance; almost 3,000 additional border patrol agents; 75 new immigration judges; and a three-year extension for TPS and DACA.

The president described in clear and direct language the human crises ranging from 300 of our children dying every week from heroin, 90 percent of which comes through those porous Mexican borders.

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Senior Democrat Congressman Calls for Banning Teens From Wearing MAGA Hats

Rep. John Yarmuth, a senior Democrat Congressman from Lexington, Kentucky is calling for teenagers to be banned from wearing pro-Trump Make America Great Again hats, a blatant violation of the First Amendment.

Yarmuth called for the MAGA hat ban in the context of an incident Friday involving MAGA hat wearing Kentucky high school students from nearby Covington that took place in Washington, D.C., where the students, in town for March for Life, were confronted by a Native American activist there for an Indigenous People’s Rally, Nathan Phillips, who loudly banged a drum and chanted an Indian language song without explaining to the students what he was doing.

Initial reports falsely accused the students of being racist and the aggressors in the incident. However, videos soon surfaced showing it was Phillips who was the aggressor and it was his fellow Native American activists who hurled racist invective against the students.


Pro-Life Leaders Gather in Georgetown After March for Life

The question of abortion is not 'when does life begin.' It is 'which human beings deserve human rights.'

Pro-life leaders gathered at Georgetown University for the 20th annual Cardinal O'Connor Conference on Life one day after the March for Life was held in Washington, D.C. Named after the former archbishop of New York, it is the largest collegiate pro-life conference in the United States, bringing together leading pro-life advocates and hundreds of students from around the country.

Aimee Murphy and Herb Geraghty from the non-profit Re-humanize International gave a talk entitled, "Embracing the ‘F' Word: Learning to Love (Pro-Life) Feminism." Re-humanize International is a non-profit and non-sectarian human rights organization dedicated to promoting the consistent life ethic, which entails a commitment to opposing aggressive violence against human beings in all stages of life, including abortion, unjust war, euthanasia, and torture.

Geraghty expresses confidence that science is on the side of the pro-life movement. He finds it interesting when his friends "who are so into science" and passionate about environmental activism, which he supports, then call the baby inside a woman "a parasite or a clump of cells."

Star Parker, founder of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), hosted a breakout session focused on abortion’s impact on the African-American community.


Thousands of Migrants Crossing Remote Section of New Mexico Border

El Paso Sector Border Patrol officials report that at least 2,500 migrants illegally crossed the border along a small section of the New Mexico Border. The migrants crossed the border this fiscal year as part of large groups of Central American families and unaccompanied minors near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry.

In an area that normally only sees a few hundred illegal border crossings per year, El Paso Sector officials reported that 25 large groups of migrants crossed the border near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry in the first few months of Fiscal Year 2019. The Border Patrol defines a “large group” as more than 100 people, FOX14 reported.


A Viewer Writes: Storm next week


Joe Bastardi at Weatherbell says a big coastal storm is likely NEXT Monday. No details yet (as you might imagine at this point), but it is certainly prudent at this time of year to prepare well ahead of such occurrences.

United for Life

What I saw at the 2019 March for Life

"Sorry, son, you can’t go back there. Congressmen only," the elderly Knight of Columbus tells me as I attempt to enter the VIP tent at the 46th annual March for Life.

He’s surrounded by a whole cadre of fellow knights, all decked out in white flak jackets with the huge KofC logo on them. They’re trading jokes, shuffling in the mud, and smoking cigarettes. One of them is passing out devotional cards with a prayer addressed to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Maybe in the Senate, it’s easy characterize the Knights as bigots, but out here on the National Mall, I only see dads. They’re handing out hats to cold-eared pro-lifers. They’re praying with the old church ladies. They’re running security with big, dorky walkie talkies.

When SK Patrick Ambrogio leads the 200,000 marchers in the Pledge of Allegiance, the crowd cheers. And they don’t stop cheering for the next hour. Because after Ambrogio—and a blessedly brief Ben Shapiro interlude—Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence take the stage to preach the pro-life gospel.

"We gather here because we believe as our founders did that we are, all of us, born and unborn, endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights, and first among these rights is the right to life," Pence says.

"I love that guy," the woman behind me says.

"Be prepared to defend life, but do so with gentleness and respect," Pence continues. "They will attack you. They will question your hearts to silence others. But don’t listen to them. Listen to the truth."

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Jimmy Carter to Cory Booker: 'I hope you run for president'

Former President Jimmy Carter has offered an early show of support for Sen. Cory Booker as a possible 2020 Democratic contender.

Carter's words of encouragement, shared on the New Jersey Democrat's Instagram account, were offered during the senator's road trip through Georgia en route to a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event he's headlining in South Carolina with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Carter and Booker met after a Sunday school class led by the 39th president.

“I’m very glad to have you here this morning, and I hope you come back. And I hope you run for president," Carter said in the video.


Fatal Traffic Accident

Date and Time: 01/20/2019 @ 1:22pm

Location: Gumboro Rd (Rt 353) north of Tingle Rd. Pittsville, Wicomico County 21850

Vehicle: White 2012 Chev Malibu, Delaware Registration: 339582

Driver: Anthony Wayne Mumford; (60) of Millsboro, Delaware

Passenger: Mary Sedonia Mumford (68) of Millsboro, Delaware

Pedestrian: Barbara Catherine Parker; (56) of Pittsville, Maryland

Narrative: On 01/20/2019 at approximately 1322 hours Troopers from the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack responded to Gumboro Road and Tingle Road, Pittsville, Maryland for a report of a pedestrian motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, Troopers observed a 2012 white Chevrolet Malibu in the ditch of the south bound lanes facing north. Pittsville Fire Department was already on scene, and transporting the injured pedestrian, Barbara Catherine Parker, to the hospital for life threatening injuries sustained in the collision. Crash team was contacted to respond to the location to assist with reconstructing the accident. The driver of the striking vehicle was identified as Anthony Wayne Mumford of Millsboro, Delaware, and the passenger was identified as Mary Sedonia Mumford also of Millsboro, Delaware. The investigation determined the driver of the vehicle was traveling northbound on Gumboro Road and for an unknown reason crossed the center line of the roadway into the southbound lanes of traffic, striking Barbara Catherine Parker while she was standing at her mailbox. The driver of the vehicle continued driving coming to rest in the ditch on the southbound side of the roadway. Passersby assisted the driver and passenger out of the vehicle and then began to perform CPR on the injured pedestrian. The front of the vehicle sustained heavy damage as a result of the collision. Barbara Catherine Parker died as a result of her injuries at 1355 hours at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Charges are pending after completion of the investigation.

I Went to the Women’s March. Here Are 6 Things I Saw.

Thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C., Saturday to participate in the third annual Women’s March.

The organization hosting the March has faced criticism due to its founders’ tiesto Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam who led chants of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” in Iran.

The Democratic National Committee pulled its partnership from the Women’s March earlier this week.

I checked out the event for The Daily Signal, observing the march and talking with attendees.

During the march itself, attendees chanted, “This is what democracy looks like,” and “Shame on you,” while marching past Trump International Hotel, as well as “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!”

Here are six things things I noticed:

1. A March for Women Being Made Into a Trump Protest

I found it ironic that a march that describes itself as an event to advocate “women’s rights” included such a large amount of signs and memorabilia protesting President Donald Trump.

Rather than putting the focus on specific women’s issues, the yearly march looked like merely an anti-Trump protest.


MSNBC, CNN Go From 'Bombshell' to 'Frustrated' After Mueller Disputes BuzzFeed Report

MSNBC and CNN reported extensively on a "bombshell" report from BuzzFeed News that President Donald Trump directed his attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, before shifting gears to a more defensive tone following the report's disputing by special counsel Robert Mueller's office.

BuzzFeed‘s report Thursday night implicated Trump in a federal crime, but Mueller's officereleased a statement the following day saying "BuzzFeed's description of specific statements to the Special Counsel's Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen's Congressional testimony are not accurate."

BuzzFeed is standing by its report in the meantime.

While the cable channels' anchors and analysts took care to say the report was possibly damning "if true" throughout the day on Friday, there was still rampant speculation about potential impeachment, proof of obstruction of justice, and the possible end of the Trump presidency.


Pelosi Shuns Trump Offer to Swap Amnesty for Wall

President Donald Trump offered to expand amnesty for certain young illegal immigrants in exchange for money to pay for a border barrier as a compromise to end the partial government shutdown.

“This is a commonsense compromise both parties should embrace,” Trump said Saturday in a nationally televised speech from the White House.

Democratic leaders have already said they would oppose the Trump compromise, so the partial shutdown of 25 percent of the federal government will likely continue for a while.

“The radical left can never control our borders. I will never let it happen. Walls are not immoral,” the president continued during the speech. “In fact, they are the opposite of immoral, because they will save many lives and stop drugs from pouring into our country.”


Kamala Harris enters 2020 race for president

Sen. Kamala Harris announced Monday morning that she's launching a Democratic bid for president.

“I am running for president of the United States,” Harris announced on ABC, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “I am very excited about it.”

"I feel a responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are, and that fight will always include — as one of the highest priorities — our national security,” the Democrat from California said when asked what qualifies her to be president, referencing the government shutdown over clashes of how to handle border security.

Harris used her announcement to talk about her career as a prosecutor and her dedication to keeping people safe. She also discussed several ways she will increase national security, but made no mention of President Trump's proposed border wall.


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Enjoy The NFL Games At Caribbean Joe's

The Week In Review

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


Notice he called it the TRUMP shutdown.

City of Salisbury to Lend Hand to Employees Affected by Government Shutdown

Salisbury –
Mayor Jake Day has announced that the City of Salisbury will defer water and sewer utility billing, and will not disconnect or charge any late fees for employees of any closed federal agencies during the Trump shutdown.

The exact number of federal employees and contractors affected by the shutdown in the City of Salisbury is unknown. There are currently 296 federal employees in Wicomico County, including federal contractors. As of Wednesday, January 16th, the shutdown has reached its 25th day, with no end in sight.

“Citizens should not have to worry about basic life necessities like water,” said Mayor Day. “It is my sincerest hope to provide some small relief during this uncertain time.”

In order to qualify, citizens will need to verify their employment with a closed federal agency. Beginning Thursday, January 17th at noon, the online application will be available at

Across the nation, restaurants, corporations, and local and state governments are providing extra support to help their customers weather the shutdown. Mayor Day is encouraging local utilities, mortgage companies, and landlords to look at ways to lessen the impact of this shutdown on federal employees and contractors.

For more information on billing deferment for furloughed federal employees, please call 410-548-3115.


Eligibility: Any property owner who is a federal employee (or has a tenant that is a federal employee) Bills with “Bill Date” or “Due Date” during the shutdown period can be deferred for 6 months after the shutdown.

Interest: No interest or penalties will be charged

Cut Offs: No cutoffs due to unpaid bills during the shutdown period

Seaford Harley Davidson To Close & Reopen In Salisbury

Rommel Harley Davidson will relocate to the old Gander Mountain location in Salisbury, Maryland. No sales tax to 6% sales tax, makes sense to me, NOT! 
Didn't we all witness this very same thing happen in Berlin not that long ago!

JUST IN: President Trump Denies Aircraft for Pelosi's Foreign Trip


Federal Government Shutdown Affecting 172,000 Marylanders Resulting in $778M in Lost Wages

Closure costing Maryland $60 Million in tax revenues every two weeks

With its large number of federal employees and contractors, Maryland’s economy is being profoundly impacted by the ongoing government shutdown, according to a report released today by the state’s Bureau of Revenue Estimates (BRE).

Approximately 172,000 Marylanders are currently impacted by the government closure, which began on Dec. 22, 2018. Each bi-weekly payroll for which these residents are not paid results in $778 million of lost wages, which translates to roughly $57.5 million less in combined state and local income tax withholding, and $2.1 million less in sales tax collections.

“These estimates demonstrate what we already knew -- the unnecessary shutdown of our federal government is having a devastating effect on Maryland’s families and our state’s economic well-being,” said Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot. “Even if some employees do eventually get repaid, our economy will not be made whole and changes to long-term spending habits may cause further harm.”

The uncertainty surrounding the shutdown -- how long it will last and if it will happen again -- will also likely reduce business investment, according to the Bureau of Revenue Estimates report.

Between 230,000 and 245,000 Marylanders are federal employees; since some agencies are funded through other budget appropriations, about 90,000 Marylanders are either furloughed or working without pay, according to the BRE report. It is estimated that roughly half of the state’s 164,000 federal contractors are impacted by the shutdown. Many of these workers are unlikely to be repaid once the government reopens, so state and local tax collections would suffer from their lost wages.

The full BRE report can be viewed here.

A Viewer Writes: And The Saga At Bennett Continues

She's been mia since the "Mitchell" incident hit the news.

Office is empty. Did she quit? Fired? Administrative leave? No word. JMB is down two admin AND two Guidance Counselors.

A Viewer Writes: Camden Ave.

Several state police and ambulances on Camden Avenue right before Tony Tank.


New Animal Regulations will go into effect in Wicomico County on January 19, 2019. The Wicomico County Council approved Legislative Bill No. 2018-09 on October 18, 2018, repealing the current dog laws and replacing them with regulations that strengthen animal welfare in the County. The new law now provides: 
 Provisions from the State of Maryland Animal Care and Cruelty Law 
 A Trap, Neuter and Return Program (TNR) for community cats  Tighter regulations on tethering an animal. 
 Protection of animals in unsafe weather conditions to include wind chill factor and heat index 
 Animals At-Large Prohibited (previously only pertained to dogs)  Animals must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet while on school grounds or at a public recreation area. 
 An Animal Control Officer, upon impounding an animal, must record the breed, color, sex and license-status of the animal. This information shall be posted on the Animal Control Authority’s website within 24 hours after impounding the animal. 
 If a female dog or cat in heat or an un-neutered male dog or cat belonging to the same owner is impounded twice within 12 months, the dog or cat will become the property of the Animal Control Authority unless the owner pays for the spaying or neutering of the dog or cat by the animal control authority within one week after notice. 
 New provisions on breeder license. 
 New provisions on the Sale of a Puppy or Kitten 
 New provisions on Disposal of Dead Animals 
 To adopt a dog or cat from the Animal Control Authority, the adopter must pay or reimburse the Animal Control Authority to neuter or spay the animal (If not already done), and other reasonable charges and fees. In addition the adopter must certify in writing under penalty of perjury that he or she has not been convicted of animal cruelty or neglect by a court of law.  New requirement to obtain a County dog license and tag from the Wicomico County Humane Society if not provided with rabies vaccination. 

President John Cannon said “this Bill will further protect the welfare of animals across the County.” A copy of the new Animal Regulations (Legislative Bill 2018-09) can be found on the County’s website at

Caribbean Joe's Will Open Its Doors In West Ocean City Tomorrow

For months now I have been working diligently to open my own Bar/Restaurant in West Ocean City. Tomorrow I can very proudly say we will swing the doors at 11:00 AM. 
"Remember the Alamo"?

Caribbean Joe's is located directly on Rt. 50, formerly known as the Alamo. I dedicated the last four months completely renovating this entire facility making it extremely comfortable for women but not uncomfortable for men. We have seven flat screen TV's and a sound system to die for. Don't miss the balance of football games, including the Superbowl.

We will start off with a Bar Menu through the winter months and then expand to an incredible menu. I have a $30,000.00 Country Pride Smoker, allowing us to create incredible smoked and BBQ food. Caribbean Joe's is also a swimming pool bar as well. It doesn't end there. I have TWO bars and another kitchen in the back of the facility that will open this summer. We will provide All You Can Eat Crabs and Shrimp. A professional Volleyball Court and two professional horseshoe pits. 

For now I will open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM. I have to go now, I have a job to do. See you this weekend!!!

Sharpton Heavily Courted by 2020 Democrats, Will Hold Off Endorsement for a Year

Al Sharpton is being heavily courted by Democrats seeking his endorsement as they pursue the 2020 presidential nomination, but he said he won't make a decision on who he'll support for at least a year.

The liberal civil rights activist and MSNBC host has met with a flurry of possible 2020 contenders in recent weeks, including Sens. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), Cory Booker (D., N.J.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.), and he's planning to speak soon with former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D., Texas), the Atlantic reported.

Sharpton has become a mainstream figure in the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to his early days as a fiery, jumpsuit-wearing racial antagonist, known for his invective against Jews and thepolice.

Gillibrand will speak at a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration put on by the National Action Network, a non-profit organization founded by Sharpton, next Monday. Former Vice President Joe Biden and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will join Sharpton in Washington for a NAN event that same day.

Sharpton said he is open to supporting Biden and Bloomberg, who have rankled some progressives due to their respective support for a 1990s crime bill blamed for high incarceration rates of African Americans and the "stop-and-frisk" policy in New York City.


Dianne Feinstein Pushes Ban on 205 Commonly Owned Semiautomatic Guns

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is pushing to ban 205 commonly owned semiautomatic firearms.

The various firearms, pistols among them, are to be prohibited under the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, introduced by Dianne Feinstein.

On January 10, 2019, Breitbart News reported that the ban was focused on commonly owned semiautomatic firearms and “high-capacity” magazines.

Feinstein announced on Twitter: “Americans across the nation are asking Congress to reinstate the federal ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. If we’re going to put a stop to mass shootings and protect our children, we need to get these weapons of war off our streets.”

A press release describing the ban explains that Feinstein is gunning for 205 specific commonly owned semiautomatic firearms. Additionally, she calls for a ban on any “assault pistol” that weighs more than 50 ounces, and she seeks a ban on “assault pistol stabilizing braces that transform assault pistols into assault rifles by allowing the shooter to shoulder the weapon and fire more accurately.”


School Closings

Delmar School District Closed
Laurel School District Closed
Wicomico Schools Closed
Worcester Schools Closed
Somerset County School Closed

Need I Say More...

4 Simple Questions from an Attorney

Here are 4 Simple questions from an attorney.....

Are there ANY logical answers? Do obvious facts mean nothing even though this is past history?

You be the judge

Here's what I would like to know. If the TRUTH ever comes out and it is decided that Obama was never eligible to be president, what happens to all the laws he signed into being and all the executive orders? 

Should they all be null and void?

Here are 4 Simple questions from a reputable attorney..... this should really get your "gray matter" to churning, even if you are an Obama fan.

For all you "anti-Fox News" folks, none of this information came from Fox. All of it can be verified from legitimate sources (Wikipedia, the Kapiolani hospital website itself, and a good history book, as noted herein). It is very easy for someone to check out.

4 Simple Questions.......

1. Back in 1961 people of color were called "Negroes." So how can the Obama birth certificate state he is "African-American" when the term wasn't even used at that time?

2. The birth certificate that the White House released lists Obama's birth as August 4, 1961 and Lists Barack Hussein Obama as his father. No big deal, Right? At the time of Obama's birth, it also shows that his father is aged 25 years old, and that Obama's father was born in "Kenya, East Africa."

This wouldn't seem like anything of concern, except the fact that Kenya did not even exist until 1963, two whole years after Obama's birth, and 27 years after his father's birth. How could Obama's father have been born in a country that did not yet exist?

Up and until Kenya was formed in 1963, it was known as the "British East Africa Protectorate." (check it below) org/wiki/Kenya%29

3. On the Birth Certificate released by the White House, the listed place of birth is "Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital."

This cannot be, because the hospital(s) in question in 1961 were called "KauiKeolani Children's Hospital" and "Kapi'olani Maternity Home" respectively.

The name did not change to Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital until 1978, when these two hospitals merged. How can this particular name of the hospital be on a birth certificate dated 1961 if this name had not yet been applied to it until 1978?

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Why hasn't this been discussed in the major media?

4. Perhaps a clue comes from Obama's book on his father. He states how proud he is of his father fighting in WW II. I'm not a math genius, so I may need some help from you. Barack Obama's "birth certificate" says his father was 25 years old in 1961 when Obama was born. That should have put his father's date of birth approximately 1936 - if my math holds (Honest! I did that without a calculator!) Now we need a non-revised history book-one that hasn't been altered to satisfy the author's goals-to verify that WW II was basically between 1939 and 1945. Just how many 3 year olds fight in Wars? Even in the latest stages of WW II his father wouldn't have been more than 9 years old. Does that mean that Mr. Obama is a liar, or simply chooses to alter the facts to satisfy his imagination or political purposes?

The voice of an ignorant generation

The majority of American Millennials identify as socialist, according to surveys by both Reason-Rupe and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. That’s the bad news. The good news is that just 32 percent of Millennials can define socialism. The frequently-wrong but never-in-doubt freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., may indeed be the voice of her ignorant generation.

During an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Anderson Cooper asked Ocasio-Cortez, “When people hear the word socialism, they think Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela. Is that what you have in mind?” He neglected to mention the vicious socialist regimes of Cambodia, Ethiopia, Poland, Romania, North Korea, and China, among others.

Ocasio-Cortez retorted, “Of course not. What we have in mind—and what of my—and my policies most closely resemble what we see in the U.K., in Norway, in Finland, in Sweden.”

In fact, her economic proposals bear little resemblance to British and Nordic public policy.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ignorance of economics and foreign affairs typifies her generation. Despite holding expensive degrees in both Economics and International Relations from Boston University, Ocasio-Cortez threw up her hands in exasperation during an interview on Margaret Hoover’s “Firing Line” program, laughing, “I’m not the expert on geopolitics.”


California's New Governor Proposes Taxing Drinking Water

Just when you think California cannot possibly come up with more things to tax, the new governor, Gavin Newsom, decides to tax drinking water. In Newsom’s first budget proposal on Friday, the communist included a tax on drinking water.

The new budget, titled “California for All,” declares drinking water a “fundamental right,” yet proposes to tax that “right.”

“The Budget includes short-term measures to bring immediate relief to communities without safe drinking water and also proposes an ongoing sustainable funding source to address this problem into the future.”

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the details of the proposed tax are unknown, however, a similar proposal was abandoned by then-Governor Jerry Brown last year after failing to garner enough support in the legislature. According to Breitbart, critics have already slammed the plan. Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen is urging fellow Republicans to “take back” the state on social media, and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association and the Association of California Water Agencies are saying that the state should tap into its budget surplus to pay for the needed clear water supplies.


Auntie Maxine Wants CBS to Assign Black Reporters for 2020

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said she will continue to press CBS News to assign black reporters to cover the 2020 presidential election.

Waters met with representatives of the network news after first expressing concern on Twitter about the lack of black reporters assigned to cover the White House run.

She had tweeted on Monday: “CBS, the efforts on your website about your support for diversity fly in the face of your display of all of the reporters you've selected for the 2020 campaign. Not one Black. What's up with this? An explanation is needed.”

She followed up that tweet with another on Tuesday night.

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And so it begins.

New Jersey councilwoman accused of beating husband with broomstick and biting his arm

A New Jersey councilwoman has been accused of beating her husband over the head with a broomstick and a cookbook.

Police were called to the Highland Park home of Susan Welkovits, 57, on Friday.

She had allegedly bitten her husband on the arm, leaving him with 'visible signs of abuse', according to a police report obtained by

He refused treatment for his injuries when officers arrived, the report said. There were children present at the time of the incident.

Welkovits, who was appointed to the Highland Park borough council in January 2012, is facing charges for simple assault and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.



On January 7th, 2019, Jamie L. Dykes, a life-long Wicomico County resident recited the oath of office and officially became The State’s Attorney for Wicomico County. In what was a special occasion, Mrs. Dykes was sworn in by one of her former Assistant State’s Attorney, the recently elected Clerk of The Circuit Court, James “Bo” MacAllister. The ceremony itself was a special session of The Circuit Court for Wicomico County, presided over by the Honorable S. James Sarbanes, Administrative Judge for The Circuit Court. The ceremony was of particular historical significance, as Mrs. Dykes became the first woman elected to that position in the history of Wicomico County.

Mrs. Dykes was joined at the ceremony by a packed courtroom of family, friends, members of law enforcement, her newly sworn in Deputy State’s Attorney William McDermott and other prosecutors and staff of the Office of the State’s Attorney.

During her remarks she thanked her many supporters, the judges and all of the members of law enforcement. She reminded her staff of their heavy responsibilities and their commitment to making Wicomico County a safer place to live; stating, “together, we will make Wicomico County safer tomorrow than it is today”.

Mrs. Dykes had previously been unanimously appointed by the Circuit Court Judges as the Ad Interim State’s Attorney on December 1, 2017 and later secured a decisive election victory on November 6th, 2018.

Pelosi Slams DHS Claim Of Being Prepped For SOTU: ‘I Don’t Care What They Said’

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Wednesday night she “doesn’t care” if the Secret Service said it was prepared to appropriately secure the State of the Union address despite the partial government shutdown.

Instead, she stood firm in her resolve to delay the January 29 event until the government completely re-opens.

In a letter to President Trump, Pelosi claimed the lack of funds to Homeland Security posed a risk to the White House and the Congress during the event, but the Department of Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen released a statement refuting that. She shared that statement in a Tweet:


Troopers Charge Georgetown Man with 7th DUI

Greenwood – The Delaware State Police have charged Felix Robledo, 52, of Georgetown with his 7th DUI offense after he was involved in a single car crash, late Saturday night.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019 Troopers were dispatched to Beach Hwy., east of Blacksmith Shop Rd. in Greenwood in reference to vehicle that ran into a ditch. Upon arrival Troopers made contact with Robledo who was confirmed to be the driver and sole occupant of a 2003 Toyota Camry that had traveled off the roadway into a ditch. While speaking with Robledo Troopers detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage and initiated a DUI investigation.

The subsequent investigation determined that Robledo was impaired at the time of the crash and that he also had 6 prior convictions for DUI. He was transported to Troop 5 where he was charged with DUI (7th Offense), No Proof Insurance and Fail to Drive at a Speed Appropriate for Conditions. He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #3 and then committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $22,000.00 secured bail.

SFD Receives DHS Grant for SONAR and FLIR Systems

SFD Receives DHS Grant for SONAR and FLIR Systems

The Salisbury Fire Department has been awarded an FY 2018 Port Security Grant in the amount of $42,577.00 from the Department of Homeland Security for enhanced maritime operations. The grant covers two projects which includes a Side Scan SONAR system and a FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared) RADAR system.

Side Scan SONAR is a device that is dragged underwater behind or alongside a marine vessel. It is able to provide an understanding of the differences in materials and texture type of the riverbed. It is commonly utilized to detect debris items and other potentially hazardous obstructions which can’t be seen from the surface. It may also serve to find wrecks, bodies of drowning/near-drowning victims, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) devices, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), and is often utilized in evidence collection, such as weapon or drug searches.

Forward-Looking Infrared RADAR (FLIR) cameras utilize sensors to detect infrared radiation typically emitted from a heat source to create an image assembled for video output. FLIR is utilized by boat pilots to steer their vessels at night, in fog, or in any reduced visibility situation.

The Port of Salisbury falls under the command of the Port of Baltimore Sector which identified vulnerability gaps in its Port-wide Strategic Risk Management Plan (SRMP). The projects will allow the Salisbury Fire Department to enhance its marine operational capabilities to provide protection to the Port of Salisbury; especially with regard to nighttime domain awareness and will be available to provide assistance to fire departments in the surrounding region. The individual units will also provide assistance to the Salisbury Police Department (SPD) and Natural Resources Police when requested.

The equipment allows the SFD to meet the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1670 Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents through its capability to “see” into the darkness to find victims of accidents and/or criminal suspects (when requested by Law Enforcement). It also allows the Department to meet NFPA 1925: Standard on Marine Firefighting Vessels.

The $42,577.00 award represents 75% of the project’s total cost and the equipment is expected to be installed and in service by March of 2019.

Documents Detail Pelosi’s $185,000 CODEL to Italy and Ukraine in 2015

Judicial Watch says it obtained documents through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Air Force detailing$134,587.81 plus $50,000 for an advance of funds for an “escort officer” for a total of $184.587.81 for then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) Congressional delegation (CODEL) to Italy and Ukraine in 2015.

The documents show that from July 30 to August 6, Pelosi took a trip to Milan, Rome and Naples, Italy, and Kiev, Ukraine, for herself,her husband, several members of congress and their spouses. The Italy trip included Milan, Rome and Naples with visits to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, Duomo and viewing Da Vinci’s “Last Supper.”

The documents also show the Air Force’s negative response to a Pelosi staff request for a specific crew for Pelosi’s flight. An official notes that it: “would be a disastrous precedent to set even if it were possible.” The Air Force further points out: “Our ARC crews have plenty to balance already with military duties and their civilian employers.”

The documents also detail a CODEL trip for Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), who traveled commercial flights to Asia, including Tokyo and Okinawa, Japan; Seoul, Korea; plus Beijing and Hong Kong, China. This trip, with flights and per diems, cost at least $26,009.03.

“Speaker Pelosi has a demonstrated record of abusing the perks of office that give her access to military luxury travel paid for by taxpayers,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

Judicial Watch previously uncovered that Pelosi’s military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over one two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol.

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Are You Suffering From Toxic Masculinity? Know The Warning Signs

More than 40% of men today suffer from it---and their loved ones pay the price.

It's called "toxic masculinity," and it's the latest disease to plague the nation. It can affect every aspect of a toxic man's life. Worst of all, toxic masculinity is contagious, so if you're infected, you need to know right away so you can avoid spreading it to your friends and family.
Are you or a loved one suffering from toxic masculinity? Know the warning signs so you can seek help:

  • Even the faintest whisper of facial hair - If you have a mustache, schedule a check-up. If you find a goatee on your face, consider going into the emergency room. If you have a full-grown beard, well, it's probably too late for you.
  • A belief that men and women are at least a little bit different - Should you be infected with the cancerous idea that men and women are even the slightest bit different from one another, you could have toxic masculinity. If you're a woman who believes this, then you suffer from an even worse disease called internalized misogyny.
  • Throwing a professional wrestler off a steel cage right through the announcer's table - Men who suddenly look around and find that they're tossing a professional wrestler off a steel cage to plummet right through the announcer's table are at high risk of developing toxic masculinity. If a man in your life is suffering from this symptom, encourage him to stop wrestling in the WWE immediately.
  • Eating meat on occasion - A disease like toxic masculinity can quickly change your diet. If you find yourself leaving your vegan avocado quinoa toast smoothies untouched in favor of wolfing down some bacon-wrapped bacon, you might have toxic masculinity.
  • Holding the door open for a woman once in a while - It looks innocent enough: a woman approaches, and you hold the door so she doesn't have to open it again. Seems like common courtesy, right? WRONG. It's one of the first warning signs of toxic masculinity, and you need to do better if you're going to beat this thing. One way to reduce your toxic masculinity is to slam the door right in a woman's face and scream, "EQUALITY!!!" through the glass when she glares at you.
  • Yelling stuff about freedom and charging into battle wearing blue face paint - If you find yourself charging into battle against the English wearing blue face paint in the 14th century, you might be beyond medical help. Do all of society a favor and get yourself drawn and quartered so no one else catches this contagious illness.
  • Being a man who doesn't hate himself - This is the most telling sign. If you're a biological male and you don't hate yourself, toxic masculinity is already coursing through your veins. If there's going to be any hope of recovery, you need to begin hating yourself today.

Stacey Abrams: ‘I Wouldn’t Oppose’ Non-Citizens Voting in Local Elections

Stacey Abrams said she would not oppose the extension of voting rights to non-citizens in local elections, offering her remarks in a Friday-aired interview on PBS’s Firing Line with Margaret Hoover.

Abrams ran for Georgia’s governorship as the Democrats’ nominee in 2018 and is the Democrats’ former leader in Georgia’s House of Representatives.

Abrams predicted demographic change would benefit the Democrat Party. She blamed “voter suppression” for her electoral defeat in Georgia’s governors’ race, describing the election as “stolen from Georgians.”


Cummings on Oversight Role: 'We've Gotta Hit the Ground' Flying

House Oversight and Reform Committee chairman Elijah Cummings plans to make the most out of his subpoena power after two years of what he described as being stonewalled by Republicans, the Baltimore lawmaker told CBS' News "60 Minutes" during an interview that aired Sunday.

"We've gotta hit the ground, not running, but flying," he told CBS' Steve Kroft.

As chairman, Cummings has the power to initiate investigations or call hearings and has the authority to investigate whichever topics he chooses. He also has subpoena power.

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Georgia TA: 'Some White People May Have To Die..."

University of Georgia (UGA) teaching assistant wrote Wednesday on Facebook that “some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole in this struggle to advance to freedom."

He added that to suggest otherwise is “ahistorical and dangerously naive.”

UGA philosophy TA Irami Osei-Frimpong made the comment during a conversation on the Overheard at UGA Facebook page. The comment has since been deleted. Osei-Frimpong claimed in May 2017 that Facebook suspended him for quoting from an article which detailed how Texas A&M professor Tommy Curry had said “in order to be equal, in order to be liberated, some white people may have to die.”

“Killing some white people isn’t genocide; it’s killing some white people,” the UGA TA explained in a Medium post.

“We had to kill some white people to get out of slavery. Maybe if we’d killed more during the 20th century we still wouldn’t talk about racialized voter disenfranchisement and housing, education, and employment discrimination. This should not be controversial.”