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Sunday, January 22, 2017

A New Era Has Begun...

By Thornton Crowe

Watching the Inauguration, I couldn't help but sense a divided nation, still polarized by a man who wants to bring Patriotism back to our country. Like the by gone Civics classes on steroids, more Americans have learned about the Electoral College, our Democratic Republic and US Constitution than in any elections prior.

Many have demonized President Trump throughout his campaign for daring to say, "America first." It leaves one to wonder why its bad for us to be the President's number one concern and special interest group? Years of Media and Educational brainwashing taught Gen Xers, Yers and Millennials that we should all be ashamed of our country.

Think about it, if it weren't for Henry Ford, would people all over the world be driving? If it weren't for those crazy Wright brothers, would we be able to go from coast to coast in six hours? If it weren't for a geek like Steve Jobs, would we carry a personal computer in our pocket every time we leave our homes? Now, we can't even conceive of our lives before planes, automobiles and Smartphones, yet, we take it all for granted.

For far too long, we've been told to deny the wondrous contributions America has contributed to the world. Instead, we've been made to feel like we owe some grand apology for our existence for daring to be innovative and creative.
"At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other..."
What President Trump said in his inaugural speech is true: It is not our place to impose our standards of democracy on any other country. He respects countries of the world to keep their people's interests first - therefore, his America First is not one-sided nor narcissistic.

Not everyone reading this will fully appreciate what his address offered to us but as for being divisive, it was far from it. The President specifically stated, America is going back to the People - all people. The elite days of rulership are over - and while he stood with his back to them, he put both Houses on notice, it's the dawn of a new era in American governance where action is required.
"When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice."  
This is why many voted for Donald John Trump - we saw his vision, which didn't pull from Republicans or Democrats ideologies but from a place where pride in one's country is king. He gave us license to feel good about ourselves again because as successful people know, this is a key ingredient in achieving success that can't be bought.

I look forward to the coming days as President Trump walks us back to what the Constitution gave us not what the political afforded us. I look forward to the many battles he will no doubt face against a dishonest Media that has been in collusion with the Democrats for far too long. He is not going to sit down and take abuse; but instead, he will scrimmage not only for himself but every citizen in this country.

President Trump is unique because, for the first time since our Founders, a regular citizen is now the the leader. I've said many times, this is exactly what our Framers envisioned for our country's governance. Therefore, by measuring him to their rules, the DC establishment and political pundits alike, are in for a very long and tumultuous four to eight years.
"When America is united, America is totally unstoppable..."
Yes, we've entered a new era - one which holds many hopes and it is up to each of us to either embrace it or reject it. We now have our first CEO president and adjustments will be made to accommodate. As Americans before political affiliation, it would behoove us all to support him as he defends our best interests against an establishment who has been all too happy to see many of us fail year after year.

You Have To Love Their Creativity & Quick Thinking! (I Do)

Yeah so they wouldn't let us in their march so we just ran ahead and got in the front.

The Week In Review

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

A Letter To The Editor: Re. 32 Annual Birthday Celebration and Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the MLK Dinner at the Wicomico County Youth and Civic Center last night, January 16, 2017, the person that did the opening prayer for the banquet started ragging on President Elect Donald Trump and made some threatening comments about him. He was also making comments daring trump to cut the budget on different welfare programs. It was ugly and uncomfortable for some people in the audience. I heard people saying they will never attend another NAACP function again, especially the MLK Banquet. 

I think the person was a so call preacher by the name of Bishop Anthony Dickerson, New Greater Mt. Olive Full Gospel Baptist Church, Cambridge Maryland. That man is a racist person and he was inciting a riot. That "prayer" was very inappropriate for a publicly funded youth and civic center.

Sheriff Mike Lewis: "Heading Into Harms Way"

OK, I've been receiving multiple messages referencing Sheriff Mike Lewis sending 25 Officers to Washington D.C. for President Trump's inauguration. Many are upset for a couple main reasons. One, who will be protecting Wicomico County and two, who is paying for this. 

Look, I have a few thoughts on this matter. One, it's not often in a Police Officers life they get a chance to participate in such a historic event. Since Jake Day and Chief Barbara Duncan claim crime is way down in Salisbury, hey, maybe these Officers aren't necessary anyway. 

Here's what does bother me though. When Sheriff Mike Lewis gets on television and puts on the Mike Lewis Show like he did yesterday. Yeah, it does make me kind of throw up in my mouth every so often. Mike said, we are definitely heading into harms way. 

REALLY MIKE, well what about those of us regular citizens who will be there. Are WE heading into harms way too? Are YOU trying to scare the public into believing YOU are heading into a WAR ZONE, or as you like to say, "GROUND ZERO". 

I just think Mike is a drama queen and loves the spotlight. Learn to be a bit more humble. Learn to keep your mouth shut. Go do what ALL of you were professionally trained/paid to do and keep our new President and his supporters safe. Knowing where Mike stands politically though, there's no better leader I'd like to see in Washington D.C. protecting citizens then Sheriff Mike Lewis. 

As for who is paying for this trip, well, if we have a bunch of bank robberies, stabbings, gun shots and drug deals, Wicomico County taxpayers will certainly pay for it. However, as a strong believer in Mayor Jake Day and Police Chief Barbara Duncan, IT'S ALL GOOD, THEY GOT THIS. (sarcasm) 

Finally, If nothing happens in D.C., it will be because Sheriff Lewis kept us safe. If something does happen, well, we'll be hearing about it for many weeks to come on WBOC and WMDT. In fact, they're probably preparing a commercial as we speak featuring Sheriff Lewis in D.C. stating WE WERE THERE, blah, blah, blah. Oh crap, did I just destroy their unpredictable and ingenious idea?

Anyhow, Sheriff Lewis, you are the man. You are the best of the best. You are our local hero. Golly Gee Willikers, I even have pictures standing next to this guy. 

Currently At The White House 1-19-17

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Wicomico County Sheriffs Deputies Arrive In D.C.

Members of the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office stand outside of the Washington D.C. National Guard Armory minutes after being sworn in as Special Deputized U.S. Marshals in preparation of tomorrow's Inauguration of President-Elect Donald J. Trump.

We are proudly representing the State of Maryland, especially those from the Eastern Shore.

CAIR Urges Muslims To Join 'Pussy Power Hat' March

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is asking American Muslims to participate in the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, and to bring pre-printed signs to the demonstration.

One of the available signs advertises the Muslim civil rights organization’s support for “justice & equality for all,” according to a press release sent to The Daily Caller.

Another sign on offer from CAIR reads “Say No to a ‘Muslim Registry.”

A third pre-made CAIR sign Women’s March on Washington for the reads “Women’s Rights are Human Rights.”

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Another Cover Up At ECI

Salisbury News has learned an inmate was stabbed multiple times at ECI last Wednesday, yet there's been no press release. At this point, (especially since there was no press release) was this another stabbing employees knew about in advance?

Your Thoughts?

Wake up and grab some P🐱SSY! Its Trump Day in America!

An Excellent Comment Worthy Of A Post 1-19-17

Anonymous said...

Could someone explain why Wicomico County School students were forced to watch Obama inauguration. But the County will not be allowing students to watch the Trump inauguration. I was told as a parent if I wanted my student(Bennett HS) to watch the inauguration I should keep them home. The decision was made at a district level.

JUST IN: Obama grants 330 commutations on last full day in office

President Obama on Thursday granted 330 commutations to federal prisoners, less than 24 hours before his predecessor takes the oath of office. All were serving drug sentences.

Obama has granted more commutations, 1,715, than any president in United States history. Thursday's batch of commutations is the most issued by any U.S. president in a single day.

Obama in 2014 announced his clemency initiative, which encouraged federal prisoners to petition the Justice Department to have their sentences commuted or reduced. The move was part of the president's larger push for criminal justice reform.

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Rep John Lewis DIDN’T PAY TAXES On His Nearly $1 Million Fancy DC Townhouse

Trump-hating Democratic Georgia congressman John Lewis didn’t pay property taxes on his nearly $1 million fancy Washington, D.C. townhouse on Capitol Hill, despite being in Congress for decades, where the salary for a Representative starts at $174,000 per year.

Lewis was in the news recently for saying he doesn’t see President-elect Donald J. Trump as “a legitimate president” because of the #RussianHackers Democratic conspiracy theory.

Public records show he avoided paying property taxes on his DC townhouse at 219 3rd Street SE on Capitol Hill:

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Ocean City Approves Inlet Parking Lot Changes To Address Congestion Issues; Free Roam Time Cut To 20 Minutes

OCEAN CITY — A clearly divided Mayor and Council this week approved reducing the grace period for free parking at the Inlet parking lot from the current 30 minutes to 20 minutes in the interest of reducing congestion times at the popular parking area.

During last week’s Transportation Committee meeting, officials voted to adjust the paid parking structure at the Inlet lot to 20-minute increments in an effort to reduce the need for coin change and keep the line of vehicles attempting to leave the lot at certain busy times. The intent is to adjust the fee schedule at the Inlet lot in order to make the increments come out rounded to the whole dollar, eliminating the need for coin change and thereby speeding up the transaction times.

Under the proposed adjustments, the first 20 minutes would be free, 21 minutes to 40 minutes would cost $1, 41 minutes to 60 minutes would cost $3 and each additional 20-minute period would cost another $1. The handicap fee schedule would be adjusted in kind with a 60-minute free grace period, with a $5 fee for 61 to 100 minutes and $6 for 101 to 120 minutes.

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One Hour Ago In Washington, D.C. 1-19-17


CNN: Assassinating Trump Could Keep Obama Administration in Power

As the nation prepares for the peaceful transfer of power on Inauguration Day, CNN is dreaming up scenarios whereby the Obama administration can keep power if President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence were blown up as they prepared to take to oath of office.

On the Wednesday, January 18 broadcast of CNN’s The Situation Room, host Wolf Blitzer aired a segment with a chyron featuring the headline “Developing Now.” During that “developing” segment, Blitzer and correspondent Brian Todd discussed what would happen if the unthinkable occurred on January 20.

Blitzer introduced the segment, saying, “What if an incoming president and his immediate successors were wiped out on day one?” and from there, CNN contributor Brian Todd took over to outline the line of succession if an attack blew up the inaugural dais, killing both Trump and Pence.

The upshot was that in the case of both heads of state being killed, the Secretary of State would take over. Currently that man is Secretary of State John Kerry, But in case some objected because his office would also end as of noon on Inauguration Day, then it would be the Speaker of the House — Republican Paul Ryan — or even Obama’s Under Secretary for Political Affairs Tom Shannon.

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Check Out What Melania Is Doing To The White House- Michelle Will Be LIVID

Every FLOTUS wants to make the White House her own and Melania is planning to do just that, and this is 100% what you would expect from her.

Kinda makes me want to visit the White House, actually.

After Donald Trump secured the presidency, election designers decided to wage war Melania Trump, saying they will refuse to work with the future first lady because of her husband’s politics. Now, Melania is letting it be known that she intends to continue looking great—with our without their help.

According to reports from Melania’s makeup artist Nicole Bryl, the First Lady will introduce a ‘glam room’ to the White House.

“There will absolutely be a room designated for hair, makeup and wardrobe,” Bryl told Stylish. “Melania wants a room with the most perfect lighting scenario, which will make our jobs as a creative team that much more efficient, since great lighting can make or break any look.”

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THE NERVE! Michelle Obama Responds To John Lewis SKIPPING Out On Inauguration

For those who are not familiar with who John Lewis is, here is a quick update. JOhn Lewis is a Georgia politician with a rich history in the civil rights movement. He was the youngest of the “Big Six” leaders of the movement. He helped organize the march on Washington. Personally marched and worked next to Martin Luther King Jr. and advocated the non-violent effort to end segregation and racism.

Like many Democratic leaders he is not thrilled with the upcoming inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump. He has recently been quite vocal about his unease with the upcoming presidency.

According to ABC News:

After a Friday interview in which Lewis said Trump was not the “legitimate” president because of alleged Russian interference in the election, Trump responded on Twitter Saturday, writing that Lewis “should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad!”

Trump’s accusation that Rep. John Lewis is “All talk… (and) no action…” struck a chord with many. For a survivor of multiple jailings and beatings as a result of his voice in fighting for civil rights it had to be a troubling accusation.

But Michelle Obama has taken to twitter herself today and stepped into the debate.

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MSP - Press Release - Road Rage Shooting - Wicomico County 1-18-17

What's Your Thoughts?

Would You Like To See Bikers For Trump BOUNCE Violent Liberals At The Inauguration?

The DNR Saga Continues And It's Shocking

Participate In Today's Poll

If Liberals Want To Claim Trump's Popularity Is At 40%,

What Percentage Of People Think Hillary Clinton Should Be Criminally Prosecuted? 

Funny How Liberal News Won't Produce That Poll.

More Fake News About Trump

Are you buying this BS? Let's see how many people show up on Friday. Once again, Trump will set attendance records, just as he did during his campaign and the Main Stream Media will continue to try to tell you jackasses like Lewis, O'Donnell and other worthless people hate him. 


So, are you buying these latest polls?

Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, disrupted the administration, and made WikiLeaks, the recipient of those disclosures, famous.

The decision by Mr. Obama rescued Ms. Manning, who twice tried to commit suicide last year, from an uncertain future as a transgender woman incarcerated at the male military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. She has been jailed for nearly seven years, and her 35-year sentence was by far the longest punishment ever imposed in the United States for a leak conviction.

Now, under the terms of Mr. Obama’s commutation announced by the White House on Tuesday, Ms. Manning is set to be freed on May 17 of this year, rather than in 2045.

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Lady Liberty is African-American in new commemorative coin

Lady Liberty appears "in a new light, as an African-American woman," in a $100 gold coin unveiled Thursday, officials at the U.S. Mint have announced.

The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin shows a woman's head in profile with a crown of stars. It features the year of the Philadelphia mint's founding, 1792, as well as 2017. The reverse side of the coin depicts an eagle in flight.

The coin is the first in a series. Future 24-karat gold coins will show Liberty in designs representing Asian-Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans, according to the mint. From the late 18th through the early 20th century, most U.S. coins featured depictions of Liberty as a woman of Europen ancestry.

"The coin demonstrates our roots in the past through such traditional elements as the inscriptions 'United States of America,' 'Liberty,' 'E Pluribus Unum' and 'In God We Trust,'" Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson said.

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What's Happening? 1-17-17

Let us know what is going on in the area! We want to hear the good the bad and the ugly!  

Progressives Prepping for Anti-Trump Woman's March by Making 'Pussyhats'

Progressive knitters and crocheters around the world are busy making “Pussyhats” to be worn by participants in the media-hyped Woman’s March to take place in Washington, D.C. as part of the organized left’s response to Donald Trump’s election.

“Pussyhats” are pink, knitted, cat-ear headgear, and their manufacture and distribution are being undertaken by the Pussyhat Project, one of the “partners” listed on the website of the Woman’s March scheduled for January 21, 2017.

As the Pussyhat Project’s flier helpfully points out:

We love the clever wordplay of “pussyhat” and “pussycat,” but yes, “pussy” is also a derogatory term for female genitalia. We choose this loaded word for our project because we want to reclaim the term as a means of empowerment.

The group goes on to point out their view that identifying people with female genitalia as females is considered a form of oppression, saying that “in this day and age, if we have pussies we are assigned the gender of ‘woman.’ Women, whether transgender or cisgender, are mistreated in society.”

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Martin O'Malley Compares Trump To Hitler, KKK

Former Gov. Martin O’Malley asserted President-elect Donald Trump is an evil man on par with the Nazis and the KKK on Twitter Saturday night, and said he would “fight.”

“Now is not the time for reconciliation,” the failed Democratic presidential candidate tweeted. “Dietrich Bonhoeffer didn’t reconcile with the Nazis. MLK didn’t reconcile with the KKK. Now we fight”

O’Malley’s tweet is part of what appears to be a Democrat campaign to delegitimize Trump’s win, undermine his presidency and encourage anyone who will listen not to accept the results of the election. Democrat Rep. John Lewis said he does not see Trump as a “legitimate” president Friday, because the Russians rigged the election and rendered the result unfair and undemocratic. Others tried to invalidate the electoral college vote on the grounds of Russian interference and alleged voter fraud.

The initial reaction to O’Malley’s tweet wasn’t exactly positive.

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Rep. Anthony Brown To Skip Inauguration; Cites ‘Verbal Attack’ On John Lewis

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — U.S. Representative and former Lt. Governor of Maryland Anthony Brown, D-Md., said he will not attend the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump because of Trump’s “verbal attack” on Rep. John Lewis.

Rep. Brown took to social media Monday afternoon to announce that he will not attend the inauguration on Friday.

He said he has “respect the office of President of the United States,” but “can’t tolerate disrespect.”

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Public Hearing Tomorrow Morning

 Tomorrow at 10 a.m., the county council will hold a public hearing on the executive's capital improvement program. This is the spending plan for capital projects over the next five years. Here are some of the projects included in the plan for next year: 
West Salisbury School replacement: $4.2 million 
Mardela Middle/High School track: $400,000 
New public safety building study: $600,000 
Barren Creek Road restoration: $500,000 
Complete the Westside Collector Rd: $500,000 (of a total $2 million project) 
Replace roof on Perdue Stadium: $700,000 If you want to speak up on these or any other capital projects, come to our meeting tomorrow or send us an e-mail.

Lewis: 'Almost impossible for me' to work with Trump

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that it would be "almost impossible" for him to work with President-elect Donald Trump after he takes office.

"It's going to be very hard and very difficult. Almost impossible for me to work with him," Lewis, a prominent civil rights leader in the 1960s, said in an interview with NBC News's Chuck Todd.

Todd questioned Lewis about a scenario where Trump called him up and asked to consider working with him.

"I would say, 'Mr. President, Mr. Trump, it's going to be hard. It's going to be tough,'" Lewis responded.

His remarks in the pre-taped interview came before Trump tweeted Saturday evening and suggested the pair work together in focusing on the nation's inner cities.

Trump has courted prominent African-Americans such as entertainer Steve Harvey, who visited Trump Tower on Friday, to focus on the issue. Trump also tapped retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get!” Trump tweeted Saturday evening.

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Ringling Bros. circus plans to shut down 'Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years

ELLENTON, Fla. – After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.

The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. Declining attendance combined with high operating costs, along with changing public tastes and prolonged battles with animal rights groups all contributed to its demise.

"There isn't any one thing," said Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment. "This has been a very difficult decision for me and for the entire family."

The company broke the news to circus employees Saturday night after shows in Orlando and Miami.

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Here They Come...


FBI & NYPD: Clinton Foundation Probed for Money Laundering, Financial Transactions with Islamic Terror Groups

Money launderers who bragged on a secret federal wire tap that they could employ Clinton Foundation connections to funnel and cleanse millions in illicit cash have sparked a newly-minted FBI investigation into the embattled charity run by Hillary Clinton and her family, federal law enforcement officials confirm.

The money laundering allegations being probed by the FBI have been buoyed by recent revelations and evidence discovered by the NYPD from a laptop confiscated from Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s Manhattan residence. According to NYPD, several of the emails recovered on the hard drive disclosed sensitive financial details of the Clintons and their charity. That evidence is now in the hands of the FBI too, whose New York field office has opened a parallel Clinton Foundation investigation.

Federal law enforcement sources said the Los Angeles-based money launderers, who are part of a separate federal investigation, discussed previously using Clinton Foundation personnel to domesticate foreign funds that could not be legally brought into the United States through traditional bank wires and deposits.

NYPD sources said Weiner’s email treasure trove contained correspondences regarding a company linked to President Bill Clinton and at least one offshore company, a South American affiliate of the Clinton Foundation. The emails also contained offshore financial correspondences, the source said.

Federal agents said one U.S.-based company is owned by Bill Clinton and according to linked banking intelligence discovered in emails, that entity disbursed millions of dollars via wire transfers through global banks to additional accounts controlled by the Clinton family and its charity. NYPD intelligence sources versed in anti-money laundering, said the emails and other items obtained from Weiner’s laptop paint a portrait of a complex corporate umbrella strategically formulated to seemingly operate and avoid law-enforcement detection.

“There’s sophistication in how this works and distributes cash to other accounts,” a federal intelligence source said. “Do we think this involves gun-running or drug-dealing criminals? Not intentionally, but the infrastructure is set up almost identically. Proceeds and income are being hidden the same way.”

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History!


Times Be A Changin'

By Thornton Crowe

What's with all the seemingly mass hysteria surrounding Donald Trump's inauguration? Trying to remember if there was ever such dissent and discourse in our history, the only other time that comes to mind is 1969. The country was already embroiled in vehement debate because, unlike today, we were in the first widely televised war. After the initial discount, it soon became obvious that in the 60s, liberals were protesting because they didn't want to go to war while now, they're protesting because they don't want to go to work!

Trump supporters voted for a complete change in DC and the way it does business. No longer are we willing to accept the skyrocketing spending sprees, forced Obamacare and governmental meddling into our every decision. Finally, we've awoken up from our Liberal/MSM hazes and said it's not a bad thing to be American again - unlike the last thirty years where we've been scolded and bullied into shame for having pride in America.

Let's face it, we've entered the age where tangible results are king! It's not enough to just talk about issues to placate voters every two years. Results!

Yes, this was a true change election and one that will produce results as Trump will govern like a CEO instead of a political ideological hack, lacking Common Sense. He is a doer, which means now, DC is running scared. He is actually doing what he said he was going to do -- put people back to work by bringing back (and retaining) jobs to America. Scary actions produce scary times and our youngsters are about to be weened off the government plantation and actually get a job! Hence, making Trump a more legitimate president than the last four, combined. Imagine that!

In addition to the patently false dossier created by the GOPe during the primary, last week's bigger upset was when the State Department became inflamed over a request from our President Elect. The Transition Team asked all its employees to to submit job descriptions and justify what they do on a daily basis. Furthermore, in these job explanations, they had to illustrate where they've actually achieved tangible results -- code meaning: how they've earned their salaries.

Heavens to Murgatroyd... You mean, like corporations do all the time to assess efficiency? How dare Trump have the audacity to expect government to be efficient? What's up there?

All these loony liberal tantrums are merely an organized effort to shanghai Americans into buying this mythical notion that an efficiently-run government is a bad one because the DC class has lived off the biggest welfare government subsidy of them all. We've allowed them, through our own apathy, to cash in at our expense for so long that now, when they have justify their existence, they're crying victimhood!

Political loafers like Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell are now required to produce results because gone are the days of empty words and platitudes being blindly accepted. Yes, indeed we've rattled some mighty cages and now, we're having to tolerate infantile tantrums. It's become pointedly obvious, the only thing bipartisan among the DC Elites is a penchant for waste, fraud, kickbacks, abuse and sloth!

We're in for the yuge changes we've voted for... momentous ones that will actually wrangle our government into working efficiently and with Common Sense while being ever-thoughtful of budgetary restraint. Simply put, our government will begin to work for us; not the other way around! Isn't it about time?

Buy your favorite whiner an alarm clock... time to go back to work!

How say you?

Trump was right about Mexican-Made GM Cars

Donald Trump doesn't like things made in Mexico.

On January 3, he slammed GM, one of America's big three automakers, for manufacturing cars in Mexico to sell across the border in the U.S. He focused his firepower on the Chevy Cruze, one of GM's signature small cars.

"General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border. Make in U.S.A. or pay big border tax!" Trump tweeted at the time.

A huge debate ensued: Did Trump have his facts right? GM (GM) was quick to say no. The company issued a statement claiming it makes all Cruze sedans sold in the U.S. at a big factory in Lordstown, Ohio. (Read the full statement at the end of this article).

But it turns out, what Trump tweeted was true.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

It's Over


NOT


Mexico gives African migrants 20-day pass to get to U.S. border

Somalis, Ethiopians, 'everyone knows it's a free for all'

igrants from Africa, Haiti and the Middle East are swarming across the border in a mad dash that is being facilitated by Mexican officials, according to new reports.

The flow has been increasing ever since the election of Donald Trump on Nov. 8, border agents tell WND.

The U.S. has been taking in between 70,000 and 110,000 legal refugees per year from dozens of countries including up to 10,000 a year from Somalia and more than 12,000 a year from Syria.

But that’s not enough to satisfy the demand for migrants from these countries trying to reach U.S. soil. Thousands of others are coming across the border illegally and seeking asylum from countries other than Mexico and other than Central America.

Dozens are reportedly finding their way to the U.S.-Mexican border illegally every day.

Think Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Haiti, Pakistan and Sudan.

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Women’s March Organizer Recently Met Ex-Hamas Operative, Has Family Ties To Terror Group

Linda Sarsour, one of the organizers behind Saturday’s Women’s March, being held in Washington, D.C., was recently spotted at a large Muslim convention in Chicago posing for pictures with an accused financier for Hamas, the terrorist group.

Sarsour, the head of the Arab American Association of New York and an Obama White House “Champion of Change,” was speaking at last month’s 15th annual convention of the Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America.

While there, she posed for a picture with Salah Sarsour, a member of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee and former Hamas operative who was jailed in Israel in the 1990s because of his alleged work for the terrorist group.

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Populist Marine Le Pen Takes Lead in Polls as French Elections Approach

A new poll finds that populist leader Marine Le Pen now leads France’s presidential race while the incumbent Socialist Party has plummeted in popularity.

Thursday’s poll, conducted by CEVIPOF (Centre de Recherche de Sciences Po) in partnership with the French daily Le Monde, shows Le Pen of the populist National Front (FN) with between 25 and 26 percent of the vote, while the Socialist Party’s Benoît Hamon and Arnaud Montebourg (PS) received only 7% of voting intentions.

The Socialists will be holding an open presidential primary on January 22, followed by a runoff election a week later to choose between the two candidates with the most votes. The presidential election itself will take place on April 23, with the possibility of a run-off election in May should no candidate obtain an absolute majority.

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Secret Service WILL investigate Madonna after singer says she wants to BLOW UP the White House in expletive-filled rant at women's march

The Secret Service has allegedly said they will open an investigation into pop singer Madonna after her intense speech at the Women's March on Washington on Saturday afternoon.

Donning a black p***yhat, the music icon caused controversy by dropping the F-bomb four times, causing a slew of apologies from broadcasters airing the protest live.

She went on to speak of her rage at the election result, telling the crowd she had thought a lot about 'blowing up the White House' but knew that it 'wouldn't change anything'.

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Trump Picks Former Gov. Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

President Donald Trump has picked a former Georgia governor to be his Secretary of Agriculture, according to Sen. David Perdue.

The choice of George “Sonny” Perdue III, as the Secretary of Agriculture was announced by Sen. Perdue:

I could not be more proud of my cousin, Sonny, for being named the next Secretary of Agriculture. Sonny’s executive experience as a two-term Governor of Georgia, the first Republican in 135 years, as well as his veterinary background and agribusiness career, are a few of the many reasons he is the best person for the job.

Sonny is a national leader having served as the Chairman of the Republican Governors Association, board member for the National Grain & Feed Association, President of the Georgia Feed and Grain Association, and President of the Southeastern Feed and Grain Association. I am confident Sonny will work hard to advance smart agriculture policies that will help our farmers, ranchers, and rural communities across the country.

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Delaware welcomes Joe Biden home after decades in Washington

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — On his last day as vice president, Joe Biden briefly revived a tradition he had followed faithfully as a U.S. senator for Delaware: He rode the commuter train home from Washington.

Biden and his wife, Jill, hopped aboard an Amtrak train bound for Wilmington after attending the inauguration of President Donald Trump in Washington on Friday.

Marching band members and alumni from Biden’s alma mater, the University of Delaware, joined scores of uniformed Delaware National Guard troops, schoolchildren and hundreds of other well-wishers to greet the Bidens at a celebration on Wilmington’s riverfront, a stone’s throw from the Amtrak station that bears his name.

“We never thought we left home,” a subdued Biden said as he began his speech, quickly becoming emotional.

“When I die, Delaware will be written on my heart,” he added, wiping away tears.

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Obama’s Legacy Will Be Forever Etched in Halls of the Federal Reserve

He was the Fed's best friend ever. Could they've had a better business partner than Obama, taking the Federal budget and clown raping it with ruinous levels of spending. The Fed's mandate shifted from tinkering with rates during periods of need to blatantly controlling asset prices and the economy.

As of right now, during the final hours of Obama's presidency, the Federal Reserve has never been more powerful. It is the central bank to the world -- doling out liquidity to whoever needs it -- regardless of national sovereignty.

Plainly, it has become a caricature of itself, a cabal weaponized to the point of lunacy -- totally unchecked and operating in the shadows with impunity.

There are many things that will be forgotten, many mistake that will be corrected, after Obama has gone.

But this will last forever.

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Hillary Clinton's gut-wrenching day

It was not the Inauguration Day that Hillary Clinton imagined.
When the skies finally opened up on Friday and rain began to fall over the US Capitol, Clinton's turn to stand before the thousands gathered on the Mall and take the oath of office as the 45th president never came.


Instead, she remained seated with her husband, Bill Clinton, by her side. And she watched a man whom she believes is fundamentally unfit to hold the highest office of the land get sworn in as her next president.


Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday and the ceremonial passing of the baton by Barack Obama crystalized before a watchful nation the deeply personal loss that Clinton had suffered in November.


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Trump Targets Three Liberal Favorites With Budget Cuts

President-elect Donald Trump’s reported plan to gut federal spending by $10.5 trillion over the next decade includes eliminating three of iconic agencies defended as cultural mainstays by many Democrats.

The next administration is working on plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Hill reported Thursday.

Combined, the three departments cost around $741 million in 2016, and is a small part of a host of budget reforms needed to cut more than a trillion a year from the federal budget.

Eliminating funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which runs PBS and supports shows like Sesame Street, is not a new idea. Mitt Romney suggested cutting the CPB during the 2012 presidential campaign, and was quickly criticized. President Barack Obama even accused Romney of trying to kill Big Bird in a campaign ad.

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Lawmakers react to Trump's inauguration with criticism, optimism


WASHINGTON -- More than 60 Democratic members of Congress boycotted Donald Trump’s inauguration, but at the stroke of noon, even those who didn’t attend found themselves out in the cold

A minority party in the House and Senate, Democrats are now shunted out of the White House, too.

Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings told CBS News’ Nancy Cordes “I was hoping he would say more to bring the country together.”

Other Democrats described the speech as a “dark portrait of America, crime ridden and weak.”

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Homeschool interest meeting Mon Jan 23, 7:30 pm Salisbury

All are invited to a meeting about Classical Conversations, homeschooling through high school, and classical learning. Presented by veteran homeschooling moms who have educated their children and seen them off to college. Questions and answers. Refreshments.

Mon., January 23, 7:30pm
Salisbury Bible Fellowship
1500 Court Plaza Ln

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Trump returns Churchill bust to the Oval Office

President Trump has returned a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to the Oval Office, which had been removed by his predecessor in 2009.

Reporters first noticed that the bust had been placed back in the room on Friday, just as Trump was signing a series of executive orders at the Resolute desk.

Obama had moved the bust to the White House residence during his first few days in office and later installed separate busts of Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lincoln in its place.

A spokesperson for British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed last week that Trump had personally asked if England would loan the bust of Churchill to the U.S. once he took office.

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Trump And A New Gold-Backed Dollar

On August 15, 1971, President Nixon killed the last remnants of the gold standard.

Since then, the dollar has been a pure fiat currency, allowing the Fed to print as many dollars as it pleases.

Removing the US dollar’s last link to gold eliminated the main motivation for foreign countries to store large dollar reserves and to use the dollar for international trade.

At this point, demand for dollars was set to fall… along with the dollar’s purchasing power. So the US government concocted a new arrangement to give foreign countries another compelling reason to hold and use the dollar.

The new arrangement, called the petrodollar system, preserved the dollar’s special status as the world’s reserve currency.

In short, the US government made a series of agreements with Saudi Arabia between 1972 and 1974, which created the petrodollar.

The Saudis would use their dominant position in OPEC to ensure that all oil transactions would only happen in US dollars. And the US would guarantee the House of Saud’s survival.

It worked… for a while.

The petrodollar filled the void after the US severed the dollar’s last link to gold as the main prop to the dollar’s status as the world’ premier reserve currency.

So far, the petrodollar has lasted over 40 years. However, the glue is losing its stick.

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Maryland Reducing Operations at 75-Year-Old Prison

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s prison agency says it’s reducing operations at the 75-year-old Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.

Gary McLhinney of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services told The Herald-Mail Thursday that 300 inmates and 45 correctional officers have been moved to other prisons. It’s not clear how many inmates are left. McLhinney says 57 more officers will be transferred in June.

Republican State Delegate Brett Wilson says the state is gradually closing most of the medium-security prison to improve safety and living conditions.

McLhinney says some programs will remain there.

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Crowd Boos, Chants 'Lock Her Up!' as Hillary Announced at Inauguration

Trump crowds had regularly called for former secretary of state to be imprisoned

Some attendees at the 2017 presidential inauguration booed and chanted, “Lock her up!” when losing presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband stepped on stage.

General ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis’ sends first message to troops as Secretary of Defense

Newly inaugurated President Trump celebrated the confirmation of his first cabinet pick, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, on Friday afternoon. The retired Marine general “scholar-soldier” nicknamed “Mad Dog Mattis” by the press released a statement to the Department of Defense soon after his swearing in.

“It’s good to be back and I’m grateful to serve alongside you as Secretary of Defense,” he began.

Together with the Intelligence Community we are the sentinels and guardians of our nation. We need only look to you, the uniformed and civilian members of the department and your families, to see the fundamental unity of our country. You represent an America committed to the common good; an America that is never complacent about defending its freedoms; and an America that remains a steady beacon of hope for all mankind.

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Here's Barack Obama's Going Away Message on Twitter. It's Perfectly Ridiculous.

Hours before handing the presidency to Donald Trump, outgoing President Obama gave the following message on the White House's official Twitter account:

Sticking to his popular catchphrase, Obama insinuates that he succeeded in his mission to unite Americans and place America in a better position than it was when he assumed the presidency eight years ago today. However, as we have all witnessed, the opposite is true. As Daily Wire contributor Harry Khachatrian eloquently stated in his article outlining race relations during the Obama administration:

Racial riots and hostile tribal divisions weren’t nearly as common-occurring under past presidential administrations in recent history. What happened? Police activity or the criminal justice system didn’t suddenly begin to wantonly target black people as Obama was sworn into office.

At every opportunity to quash racial division, Obama's rhetoric instead amplified it. For eight years he continuously peddled the notion that America is a deeply racist, unjust vessel of oppression. While he would at times admit that some progress had been made in race relations, he consistently returned to his rhetoric about a country plagued by "systemic racism." And so, race relations in America changed to reflect the vision Obama promulgated for 8 years. The media beloved racial unifier, Barack Obama presided over the deterioration of race relations in America. If you like your race relations, you’ll get to keep your race relations.

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Official White House Website Immediately Updated With Amazing Message For Police

The official WhiteHouse.Gov website was immediately updated when President Trump was inaugurated, and it now displays a promise to law enforcement.
Listed under the “Issues,” is the following:

Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community

One of the fundamental rights of every American is to live in a safe community. A Trump Administration will empower our law enforcement officers to do their jobs and keep our streets free of crime and violence. The Trump Administration will be a law and order administration. President Trump will honor our men and women in uniform and will support their mission of protecting the public. The dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America is wrong. The Trump Administration will end it.
The Trump Administration is committed to reducing violent crime. In 2015, homicides increased by 17% in America’s fifty largest cities. That’s the largest increase in 25 years. In our nation’s capital, killings have risen by 50 percent. There were thousands of shootings in Chicago last year alone.
Our country needs more law enforcement, more community engagement, and more effective policing.
Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the rioter, the looter, or the violent disrupter. Our job is to make life more comfortable for parents who want their kids to be able to walk the streets safely. Or the senior citizen waiting for a bus. Or the young child walking home from school.
Supporting law enforcement means supporting our citizens’ ability to protect themselves. We will uphold Americans’ Second Amendment rights at every level of our judicial system.
President Trump is committed to building a border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities. He is dedicated to enforcing our border laws, ending sanctuary cities, and stemming the tide of lawlessness associated with illegal immigration.
Supporting law enforcement also means deporting illegal aliens with violent criminal records who have remained within our borders.
It is the first duty of government to keep the innocent safe, and President Donald Trump will fight for the safety of every American, and especially those Americans who have not known safe neighborhoods for a very long time.

Fed’s Previous Concerns Not Enough To Derail Thin Blue Line Effort

OCEAN CITY — The town intends to move forward with the painting of a “thin blue line” along a section of 65th Street in support of the resort’s police department, despite an apparent pushback from federal officials on similar efforts in neighboring coastal communities in New Jersey.

In December, the Mayor and Council approved a measure that began at the police commission level to paint a “thin blue line” in support of law enforcement on the section of 65th Street between Coastal Highway and the Public Safety Building, which houses the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) headquarters. Mayor Rick Meehan said the idea came about after reading an article about Ocean City, N.J. officials painting a thin blue line between the double yellow lines in the street in front of the police station.

However, it came to light the Federal Highway Administration has sent letters to officials in Ocean City, N.J. and other coastal communities where similar efforts have been undertaken, asserting that the painting of a blue line in the roadway could be in violation of federal laws. Specifically, the letters point to a section in the manual on uniform traffic control devices for streets and highways, which states the double-yellow lines on roads and highways should be kept clear of other markings including the painting of a blue line.

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Donald Trump the Revolutionary

He is coming to change many things in the lives of Americans

Not since 1980 — or perhaps 1932 — has such a political revolution hit the banks of the Potomac River.

Donald Trump comes into the White House with a bright, clear mandate to make wholesale changes to every aspect of the federal government.

From the darkest corners of the bloated federal bureaucracy to the bright marble columns of the Supreme Court, Mr. Trump’s mandate is as broad as it is dramatic. Illegal immigration, international trade, education, Obamacare and America’s war against terrorism are all on the table for complete overhauls.

Refreshingly, Mr. Trump’s mandate is not a partisan one. He owes very little to the Republican Party and absolutely nothing to the Democratic Party. He handily defeated partisans on both sides of the political aisle.

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Laura Jarrett, Valerie Jarrett daughter, hired by CNN

CNN has hired the daughter of President Obama’s closest adviser to cover the Justice Department.

Laura Jarrett, daughter of Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett, quietly joined the network in September as a reporter in the Washington bureau, the New York Post reported.

The younger Ms. Jarrett had been working as a private attorney following her graduation from Harvard Law school.

Her mother has been part of Mr. Obama’s inner circle at the White House from the start of his presidency.

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Trump Offers Father Down on His Luck $10,000 Check at Inaugural Eve

A FedEx courier and former security guard from Illinois was surprised with an invitation to meet with Donald Trump after the President-elect saw a story on the struggling single father. But the special meeting wasn’t the only surprise. The young man was stunned when Trump presented him with a check for $10,000.

Shane Bouvet, a 23-year-old single dad, was featured in a Washington Post story highlighting his visit to D.C. to support Donald Trump’s inauguration.

The paper revealed that Bouvet was headed to D.C. in a borrowed suit and donated shoes to celebrate Trump’s oath of office.

“This is pretty much the biggest thing I’ve done in my life,” Bouvet told the paper. “I don’t get out much. I’m a small-town, blue-collar guy.”

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Nancy Sinatra: ‘Why Do You Lie, CNN?’

Daughter of Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, accused CNN of deliberately twisting a comment she made in reference to President Trump, before congratulating the 45th President of the United States on his inauguration.

Responding to an article published by CNN originally entitled, “Nancy Sinatra not happy Trump using father’s song at inauguration,” the 76-year-old singer and actress replied, “That’s not true. I never said that. Why do you lie, CNN?”

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A New Approach Along Route 50?

Worcester County was right to relax Route 50 design guidelines, but local residents should be weary of what could be coming in the future as a result.

These design guidelines came about in the 1990s as a result of a visioning process that involved crafting a corridor plan on Route 50 from Seahawk Road east to Holly Grove Road. That area was at that time expected to become a hotbed for commercial development, specifically franchise restaurants and retail businesses.

With a few exceptions, that has never materialized. The economic collapse of a decade ago is partly to blame. The seasonality of the area and the small — relatively speaking — year-round population is part of the equation as well. The high cost of available properties and requisite utility connections are also part of the reason why this area has not been attractive to corporate types. We believe these are the primary reasons.

According to county officials and lawyers representing prospective developers, the current design guidelines on the books in Worcester County are to blame as well. They see them as too restrictive for national brand names being sought to build in front of the Wal-Mart and Home Depot and on either side of the big box stores.

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Hillary Clinton in white pantsuit for Trump inauguration

Donald Trump extended an olive branch to Hillary Clinton on Friday afternoon in the form of a 30-second standing ovation for his political nemesis after a luncheon with members of Congress.

And at long last, she offered a broad smile.

Trump's moment of generosity came after Clinton, the Democratic Party's unsuccessful White House candidate, braved an inauguration ceremony that she had expected would mark the beginning of her own presidency.

She and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, sat through that ceremony stone-faced, betraying little of the regret and disappointment that comes along with losing the world's most consequential election.

Adding insult to injury, a pocket of Trump supporters in the crowd chanted 'Lock her up!' when the Clintons were introduced.

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Michelle Obama's face doesn't hide how she feels about Donald Trump becoming US President

Former first lady's face sums up how many feel about the election of the New York property tycoon

Michelle Obama looked unimpressed during the inauguration ofDonald Trump as 45th President of the United States – summing up the mood among critics of the controversial billionaire who was sworn in at a ceremony on Capitol Hill.

Eyebrow raised, the former first lady stood and watched as Mr Trump recited the 35-word oath.

Her dour facial expression prompted an immediate reaction on social media, with one person saying that her evident displeasure at the New York tycoon becoming the most powerful man on the planet “spoke for all of us”.

One image showed Ms Obama – who has been touted as a future presidential candidate – standing uncomfortably as she gave the new US President a sideways glance.

She also appeared unimpressed earlier in the day when she was handed a box by Mr Trump’s wife Melania.

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