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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Rep. Frederica Wilson Laughs-- 'I'm a Rock Star Now'

A Florida woman is grieving the loss of her husband Army Sgt. La David Johnson. She's thinking about the orphaned children her husband left behind, probably wondering how she will parent a six-year-old, a toddler, and an unborn child who will never know her father.

But down in Florida, Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson is enjoying her new-found fame after she politicized the president's call to the widow. According to a local news report, Wilson is even laughing.

"You mean to tell me that I've become so important that the White House is following me and my words?" she said laughing, according to a report by Miami 7 News. "This is amazing. That's amazing. I'll have to tell my kids that I'm a rock star now."


Hurricanes, wildfires hit construction industry hard

Before the devastation of California's fires and Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a key segment of the economy, the construction industry, was struggling with a worker shortage.

Now the 1-2-3 punch of natural disasters near major metropolitan areas is expected to make building projects even more time consuming and expensive.

"We've already got a very volatile, super pressurized, super stretched industry, and just having natural disasters just adds to the pressure," said Eric Holt, assistant professor at University of Denver's Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate & Construction Management.

Labor is most pressing. It is projected that for every five retiring skilled tradespeople, only one is entering the industry, according to an Economic Impact Report commissioned by the Association of General Contractors.

More here

Clinton Rape Scandal EXPLODES – Hillary Panicking…

This past week, in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal exploding in Hollywood, Monica Lewinsky jumped on board of Alyssa Milano’s social media hashtag campaign: #MeToo. The Clinton rape scandal exploded once again onto the scene and Juanita Broaddrick, who is now 74, was quick to speak up. She accused Bill Clinton of raping her in the 1970s. Since then, other women have lined up claiming they were raped or assaulted by Clinton.

Broaddrick called out Lewinsky, the former White House intern, on Thursday over the hashtag campaign. The hashtag went viral among women on social media. Lewinsky did not go into detail on how she was raped or assaulted, but expressed her support of other women who had been victims of sexual harassment and joined their ranks. Understandably, Broaddrick criticized Lewinsky for failing to come to her defense when she initially came forward with her accusations against Clinton in the 1990s.


Broncos Team Gets TERRIBLE NEWS After Kneeling For National Anthem

‘Kneel Gate’ is still exploding in the NFL. Especially after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell decided that they would not force players to stand during the National Anthem. That’s doubling down on fiscal suicide. The NFL has totally overestimated how important they are to Americans and it could very well bankrupt them. Instead they bowed to a movement created by Colin Kaepernick and Black Lives Matter. They have more concern for militant racists than they do for their fan base. Morons.

The Denver Broncos are in the thick of it as well. With kneeling players and outraged fans, their sponsors are now beginning to dump them. Empty stadiums, plummeting ticket sales and horrid ratings weren’t enough to deter these idiots. But perhaps sponsors fleeing them and pulling their money will help with their viewpoint adjustment.


Now Moonbats Demand Christian Baker Decorate Cake for Satan’s Birthday

Remember Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker whom Big Government ordered to decorate cakes for sacrilegious homosexual ceremonies in violation of his Christian faith? His persecution continues. Now moonbats demand that he bake a cake for Satan’s birthday:

It is a cake that is religious in theme, and since religion is a protected class, I am hoping that you will gladly bake this cake. As you see, the birthday cake in question is to celebrate the birthday of Lucifer, or as they (sic) are also known Satan who was born as Satan when he was cast from heaven by God.


Melania Trump Puts Michelle Obama To Shame In Epic Way

I love Melania. I have no shame in this, because she’s such a fantastic lady to look up to.

Melania has been running a more public and more active schedule than J. Crew Michelle ever did, but does it with a much smaller ring of staff. New reports on the number of staff required for the First Family are confirming that Melania has significantly reduced the number of her personal aides on the FLOTUS’ office payroll, which means in all that the public pays less and gets more in the way of appearances and activity.


Assault with Deadly Weapon In Salisbury Maryland

800 Block W MAIN ST
Oct 21, 2017
around 12 AM

Description: Assault: Firearm
Case No.: 201700046993
Agency: Salisbury Police Department

Another Salisbury Maryland Shooting

Welcome To Salisbury Maryland

Demon Looking Drag Queen Reads To Children In Obama Neighborhood Library

A demon-faced drag queen, Xochi Mochi, was photographed recently reading to kids at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library in Long Beach, California.

After the Drag Queen Story Hour, photos of the event showed up on Mochi’s Instagram profile and has been causing quite a stir. The event took place to commemorate LGBTQ History Month, which I did not realize existed until just today. The Instagram post reposts the photo that was initially uploaded by the library and says:

“I got to read to the children today and it was one of the best experiences I’ve been given as a drag queen. It’s so important to have representation and normalize all the letters in LGBTQIA+ in everyday lives. I saw so many excited faces it filled my heart with so much joy and hope to come back again soon! Thanks again to everybody who made this opportunity a reality and make such a successful LGBT event.”


President Trump Leads Fight Against Anthem Protests – Seeks Signatures For Petition

President Donald Trump isn’t going to let the latest hubbub regarding what he may or may not have said to a Gold Star mother (according to a lying, sneaking, eavesdropping circus clown) get in the way of what really matters to him: America.

While he spoken out against National Football League players kneeling for the national anthem in the past, it would appear that the League and commissioner Roger Goodell specifically, have had a difficult time trying to come up with a practical solution. Despite the fact that Goodell has spent two days in New York with all of the team owners to discuss the issue, they have yet to come to a satisfactory conclusion.

That’s where Trump stepped in.


Federal Judge Will Not Void Guilty Ruling On Arpaio, Despite Trump's Pardon

U.S. District Judge Susan Ritchie Bolton says that President Trump's pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio does not "revise the historical facts" of his case — and that she will not vacate her ruling that found Arpaio guilty of criminal contempt.

On Thursday, Bolton quoted Black's Law Dictionary to say that a pardon "releases the wrongdoer from punishment and restores the offender's civil rights without qualification." But she then added a further interpretation in her own words: "It does not erase a judgment of conviction, or its underlying legal and factual findings."


What Do Hillary, Uranium One, And An FBI Bust Of A Deep Cover Russian Spy Network Have In Common?

In 2010, shortly after Hillary Clinton assumed her position as Secretary of State in the Obama administration, the FBI broke up a deep-cover Russian spy ring that had been operating in the U.S. for decades. The operation, code named "Ghost Stories," was a huge bust for the FBI that handed the U.S. intelligence community 10 highly trained, deep-cover, Russian spies presumably with immensely valuable insights into Russia's covert operations in the homeland. All of which is why its so confounding that Hillary, as Secretary of State, "worked so feverishly" to retun them all to Moscow posthaste rather than exploit their intelligence value to the fullest extent possible.

As the Daily Caller points out today, the FBI's bust couldn't have come at a worse time for the Clintons as it came literally the day before Bill Clinton delivered a $500,000 speech in Moscow on behalf of a Russian bank with an interest in securing approval of the controversial Uranium One deal...oh the tangled webs...

For a decade, the FBI ran an operation called Ghost Stories to monitor and rip apart a deep-cover Russian agent network. Ghost Stories tracked a ring Russian spies who lived between Boston and Washington, D.C., under false identities. It was one of the FBI’s most elaborate and successful counterintelligence operations in history.

Under the code name Operation Ghost Stories, the FBI had been working the ring for a decade. Its targets had burrowed in along the Acela Corridor between Boston, New York, and Washington DC. They lived normal daily lives as Americans to attend universities, run businesses, marry, and conceive and raise children to infiltrate society and subvert government institutions. One of the SVR agents had stolen the identity of a six week-old Canadian baby who had died in 1963. That prompted the Ghost Stories code name. The ring inspired the FX network’s television series, “The Americans.”


Body Cam Study Shows No Effect On Police Use Of Force Or Citizen Complaints

Having police officers wear little cameras seems to have no discernible impact on citizen complaints or officers' use of force, at least in the nation's capital.

That's the conclusion of a study performed as Washington, D.C., rolled out its huge camera program. The city has one of the largest forces in the country, with some 2,600 officers now wearing cameras on their collars or shirts.

"We found essentially that we could not detect any statistically significant effect of the body-worn cameras," says Anita Ravishankar, a researcher with the Metropolitan Police Department and a group in the city government called the Lab @ DC.

"I think we're surprised by the result. I think a lot of people were suggesting that the body-worn cameras would change behavior," says Chief of Police Peter Newsham. "There was no indication that the cameras changed behavior at all."

Perhaps, he says, that is because his officers "were doing the right thing in the first place."


Exclusive: Trump Looking to Release JFK Assassination Files

CIA documents may thoroughly debunk claim Oswald acted alone

President Trump is expected to declassify CIA documents relating to the JFK assassination which may finally debunk the official story that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

The president spoke to Infowars correspondent Roger Stone on Thursday about releasing more JFK files to the public to the dismay of the CIA.

“He was all ears,” Stone said. “The president believes in transparency… he believes in the public’s right to know.”

“I am optimistic that the president is going to do the right thing.”

The JFK Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 mandated that the assassination records would be released in late 2017 unless “the president certifies that continued postponement is made necessary by an identifiable harm… of such gravity that it outweighs the public interest in disclosure.”

There’s no indication that President Trump will block the release.

“Now, a very good White House source – not the president – told me that CIA Director Mike Pompeo has been lobbying the president to furiously not to release these documents.”


Maryland OKs Elon Musk's 'Hyperloop'

The state of Maryland has agreed to grant Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and The Boring Company, permission to begin digging tunnels for his proposed "hyperloop" transit system, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan made the announcement on his Facebook page Thursday, sharing a picture of him with members of his administration and the Boring Company.

Maryland gunman gathered coworkers before shooting

A witness to the deadly rampage inside a Maryland granite company said the suspect gathered a small group of his coworkers together by saying 'come with me, I want to say something to everybody' before opening fire.

Radee Labeeb Prince, 38, arrived at his former workplace of Advanced Granite Solutions very angry, according to the man who worked at the countertop. Then he tried to talk individually to a few employees.

'He talked to me first,' the man told The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because he was afraid of retaliation and worried about his family's immigration status.


Report: US Birthrate Hits Record Low

The U.S. birthrate hit a record low last year — due largely to a decline in the numbers of teenagers having babies, The Wall Street Journal reported.

According to numbers released last month by the National Center for Health Statistics, there were 62 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age — those between 15 years old and 44 years old — in 2016, down one percent from the prior year.


Oceans are choked by plastic bottles, bags and rubbish

These pictures are unlikely to make it into the glossy tourist brochures that sell the Caribbean as a paradise destination.

For they show the much grimmer reality of clear blue seas increasingly choked by a tide of discarded plastic.

In one photograph taken near Roatan, an island off the coast of Honduras, a diver grimaces as he prepares to enter the water almost completely covered by waste.

Another, taken from below the waterline, shows plastic bottles, bags and other rubbish on the surface blocking out sunlight.


Court Blocks Immigrant Teen's Bid to Obtain Abortion

A U.S. appeals court on Friday prevented a pregnant teen detained by the government as an illegal immigrant from immediately obtaining an abortion while leaving open the possibility that she could undergo the procedure within days.

The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on a 2-1 vote gave the unnamed teen until Oct. 31 to find a sponsor who could help her obtain the procedure without the government's assistance.


NRA: Trump Under 'Most Ruthless Attack' in US History

President Donald Trump and his supporters are victims of "the most ruthless attack . . . in American history," the National Rifle Association claims in a video released Friday.

In the video, narrator Dana Loesch, an NRA spokesperson and radio host, bitterly charges that Trump critics are trying to delegitimize Trump's presidency.

"We are witnesses to the most ruthless attack on a president and the people who voted for him, and the free system that allowed it to happen, in American history," she says.


Ryan: House Republicans to Keep Higher Tax Rate on Wealthy

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday that Republicans will include a fourth income tax bracket in their tax-overhaul plan so that top earners "do not see a big rate cut."

"This is about the people, about half of which in this country are living paycheck to paycheck, and giving them a break on their taxes," Ryan said on "CBS This Morning." The speaker said he disagreed with White House economic adviser Gary Cohn’s statement that he can’t guarantee some middle-class Americans won’t pay more taxes under the plan.


The NFL Should Put This On The Screen At Every Game

“No Intent To Prosecute” – Jason Chaffetz Shares Talk With AG Jeff Sessions…

A rather disturbing revelation from former congressman Jason Chaffetz during an interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro. About half-way through the interview Judge Pirro asks Chaffetz about ongoing examples of DC corruption.

Mr. Chaffetz shares a personal conversation he had with Attorney General Jeff Sessions where the attorney general informed Chaffetz there would be no investigation or prosecution of any prior DC corrupt and illegal behavior from Obama-era administration officials. According to Chaffetz none of the unlawful activities of former DC officials will be investigated, prosecuted or pursued.


President Trump allows Air Force recall of retired pilots

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed an executive order Friday allowing the Air Force to recall as many as 1,000 retired pilots to active duty to address a shortage in combat fliers, the White House and Pentagon announced.

By law, only 25 retired officers can be brought back to serve in any one branch. Trump's order removes those caps by expanding a state of national emergency declared by President George W. Bush after 9/11, signaling what could be a significant escalation in the 16-year-old global war on terror.

"We anticipate that the Secretary of Defense will delegate the authority to the Secretary of the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for up to three years," Navy Cdr. Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement.

But the executive order itself is not specific to the Air Force, and could conceivably be used in the future to call up more officers and in other branches.


Colorado State students killed in shooting near campus

Three people, including a Colorado State University student, were killed and one person was wounded Thursday in a pre-dawn shooting outside an apartment complex about a mile west of the campus, police said. The shooting suspect was among those killed.

A motive for the 2am shooting in Fort Collins wasn't known. University police ordered students and faculty via text and email to stay inside after shots were heard.

The Larimer County coroner's office says Savannah McNealy, 22, of Fort Collins, was among the three found dead. She had been shot multiple times, and her death has been ruled a homicide.


The Alarming Consequences of Police Working Overtime

The Alarming Consequences of Police Working Overtime Research shows long hours as well as off-duty work can negatively impact officers’ performance and even worsen their racial biases. But most departments don’t seem to care.

Fatigue is bad for any work environment. But for police, the stakes are much higher. Officers have to respond to late-night calls, make split-second decisions and de-escalate tense situations -- sometimes in the middle of a 16-hour shift.

A small but growing body of research links long hours and officer fatigue to a host of public safety issues. Fatigue may do more than affect the way officers perform routine tasks such as maneuvering a patrol car -- recent evidence suggests it can influence their ability to exercise good judgment. Yet many law enforcement agencies maintain lax policies governing just how long officers can work, and some fail to track extra hours at all. Only a third of law enforcement agencies in the most recent federal Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics survey reported limiting how many overtime hours sworn personnel could work, and barely half placed a ceiling on off-duty employment. That’s a big problem, says Karen Amendola, the Police Foundation’s chief behavioral scientist. “If you put a lot of tired cops into a very sensitive situation, a lot could go wrong.”


Emails Reveal Bill Clinton Met With Vladimir Putin Just Before Uranium One Deal

If President Trump or anyone even remotely close to his presidency, including his best friend from 2nd grade that he hadn't seen in 40 years, sought to meet with key Russian nuclear officials, in Moscow, just months before the federal government approved a very controversial deal handing Vladimir Putin 20% of U.S. uranium reserves, despite an ongoing investigation into Russian fraud, bribery, extortion and money laundering, it would be the only story played on a 24 x 7 loop on CNN and MSNBC.

Ironically, that is exactly what new emails dug up by The Hill show that Bill Clinton did in June 2010, just months before the Uranium One deal was approved by a committee on which his wife, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, sat. Oh, and did we mention that Bill's Clinton Foundation just happened to collect millions of dollars in bribes donations from Russian sources and Uranium One shareholders shortly after his Moscow meetings?

As you will recall, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), approved the Uranium One transaction in October 2010. According to new emails revealed by The Hill, just months before that approval, Bill Clinton sought permission from the State Department, run by his wife at the time, to meet Arkady Dvorkovich, a top aide to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and one of the highest-ranking government officials to serve on Rosatom’s board of supervisors, the company which was ultimately approved to purchase Uranium One.


VIDEO: Students love Trump's tax plan...when told it's Bernie's

President Donald Trump’s proposal for comprehensive tax reform was almost immediately dismissed as heartless and impractical by his political opponents.

But what would some of those opponents think if they were told the same plan was being proposed by someone they adore—Senator Bernie Sanders?

To find out, we headed to George Washington University to ask students their opinions on Trump’s new tax plan. WIthout much explanation, the students immediately made clear their distaste for the plan.

“It’s not the most efficient, nor beneficial to the general populus,” said one student when asked her opinion of Trump’s plan.

“It’s better for the upper class than anyone else,” added another.

After watching student after student express their disapproval of the plan, we then asked those same students what they thought of Senator Bernie Sanders’ new tax plan.

Watch the video..

Slaughter in Somalia, Silence in the West

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

Last Saturday, the world endured one of the most horrific terror attacks in recent memory. A truck packed with several hundred pounds of military-grade and homemade explosives was detonated on a busy street close to several important government ministries, a hotel and a market in Mogadishu, Somalia. More than 300 people were killed and several hundred more were injured in the deadliest terrorist attack in the history of both the nation and the entire Horn of Africa. Rescue workers believe a definitive death toll may never be established because heat generated by the blast was so intense, the bodies of many people will never be found. By any reasonable standard, this story should have been a bold print, first-out-of-the-box headline piece run by every major media entity around the world.

But it wasn’t.

Only the Al Jazeera news organization noticed — which is somewhat ironic. “Double-Standards: ‘Why Aren’t We All With Somalia?’” asked a headline at its website.

Why indeed? Several of Al Jazeera’s readers weighed in.


WICOMICO COUNTY, Deputy State Fire Marshals have made an arrest in connection with a fire which occurred Wednesday in Delmar. The fire was reported in the 8000 Block of Lynch Drive on October 18th and brought 20 firefighters from Delmar, Hebron and Salisbury to the scene. The incident was brought under control in approximately 20 minutes but not before causing an estimated $15,000.00 in damage to the structure and personal contents inside.

Deputy State Fire Marshals conducted the origin and cause investigation and determined the fire was ignited in multiple areas of the two story wood framed single family dwelling which was occupied at the time. Based on the fire scene examination it was determined the cause of the fire was arson.

During the investigation it was determined that Gordon Shelton III (46) was the only person inside the dwelling at the time of the fire and was responsible for setting the fire. An arrest warrant was obtained and served charging Shelton with 1st and 2nd Degree Arson. Shelton was transported to the Wicomico County Detention center without incident where he awaits an initial appearance.

If convicted, Shelton faces up to 30 years confinement and / or $50,000.00 dollars in fines.



It has long been a bone of contention with Eastern Shore natives that they have to contend with “come heres”. They have a good argument in that people come here from off the Shore because they like the life style, the climate and the amenities. But the problem lies in the fact that as soon as they get here, they treat the locals like a bunch of bumpkins and try to change things. Before the Bay Bridge was opened in 1952, the Eastern Shore was fairly isolated.

I remember my grandmother telling me that the Depression went overSalisbury virtually unnoticed. We had everything we needed without outside help. She said the only difference was that more men showed up at her back door asking for some work to do so they could earn some food.

The Eastern Shore had plenty of things to eat that are grown right here on the Shore. There were fish aplenty wherever you wanted to go to get them. The Atlantic Ocean was bountiful, as well as the many rivers and streams for fresh water fish. My grandfather used to go to Roaring Point down by Nanticoke and fill a bushel basket with rock fish in a half hour. I never saw a can of cat food until I was grown. All our cats were fed fresh fish.

For those who chose to hunt their food, there were deer in the forests. Rabbits and squirrels also were a staple in some families. In the spring and fall the Atlantic flyway sent enough ducks and geese over the Easter Shore that you could get all you could carry home any time at all.

The late Bill Phillips from Party Line on WICO grew up in CarolineCounty. I once heard him say that he never saw any money growing up. When it came time to go back to school at the end of summer, his mother used to go to town and barter eggs and butter for his new school shoes. Everything else he wore, she made. Many a farm wife had their husbands bring home feed sacks from the farm supplier in identical patterns. Many times she would accompany him to make sure he got the right pattern. From these feed sacks, she made her dresses, curtains, bed clothes, shirts and what ever else she needed.

What we had here on the Shore was enough to sustain the population. With the Bay Bridge and now the Bridge-Tunnel, we have lost forever that feeling of independence we knew for so many years.

Ohio woman charged $184,530 by DirecTV

An Ohio woman got a big shock when she opened her bill from DirecTV to see that she owed $184,530.57 to the cable-service company.

Angela Mixon-Smith, 62, said she nearly had a heart attack when she saw the bill on Monday in her Ashtabula County home.

In April, Mixon-Smith signed up for a promotional offer to bundle her existing DirecTV service with a new AT&T phone plan.

Since then, the Army veteran said she's had service problems and received confusing bills, but the $184,000 charge was the last straw.


'Dr. Doom' investor faces backlash over race comments

Marc Faber, the veteran Swiss investor and Wall Street analyst known as 'Dr Doom, 'sparked outrage this week for writing in his latest newsletter that the United States had only prospered because it was colonized by white people, 'and not the blacks.'

The famously pessimistic economist who predicted the 1987 stock market crash and the Great Recession was ejected from the board of Canadian fund manager Sprott Inc after his racially charged remarks.

Business television networks such as CNBC and Fox Business said they would remove Faber from booking lists for their shows.

In the October edition of his popular newsletter, 'The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report,' in a section discussing capitalism versus socialism, the 71-year-old Faber took a stand against the removal of Confederate monuments, writing: 'Thank God white people populated America, not the blacks. Otherwise, the US would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look like one day anyway, but at least America enjoyed 200 years in the economic and political sun under a white majority.'


Spain Sets Stage to Take Control of Catalonia in Independence Fight

BARCELONA, Spain — The standoff over Catalonia intensified significantly on Thursday as the Spanish government said it would take emergency measures to halt a secessionist drive in the economically vital and politically restive northeastern region.

The announcement came almost immediately after the Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, facing a second deadline to clarify Catalonia’s intentions since it held an Oct. 1 referendum on independence, warned that regional lawmakers were prepared to break from Spain.

The government in Madrid, in turn, announced that it would convene an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday “to defend the general interest of Spaniards, among them the citizens of Catalonia.”


Pemberton Park Pumpkin Tour offers family fun Oct. 27

SALISBURY, Md. – Bring the family out to Pemberton Historical Park and celebrate Halloween at the Pemberton Park Pumpkin Tour.

The Pemberton Park Pumpkin Tour is Friday, Oct. 27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The tour is organized by Wicomico County Recreation & Parks and held on Pemberton Park’s trails, which will be lined with carved and decorated pumpkins.

The event is for all ages and costs $10 per carload, but people will tour the trails on foot and vote for their favorite pumpkin. Attendees can also enjoy candy, games and hot cocoa, with food and glow necklaces available for purchase. There will also be ghost stories at the amphitheater. People are advised to bring flashlights.

“People really showcase their creativity through the pumpkins displayed in the Pemberton Park Pumpkin Tour,” said Vanessa Junkin, assistant director of marketing and public relations for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism. “It was fun to see what people came up with last year.”

There’s also still time to register a pumpkin. People can register to have a pumpkin or display of pumpkins in the tour for free before Oct. 23 or for $5 if registering the day of the event. Pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and designs – whether spooky or silly – are welcome.

Pumpkin drop-off and setup will begin at 3:30 p.m. the day of the event. Lighting for pumpkins will not be provided and there will be no open flames permitted, so bring tea lights.

Register a pumpkin at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.) or online Contact Allen Swiger at 410-548-4900, ext. 108, or email

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Eating well in your 30s keeps you fit in your 60s

Eating a Mediterranean diet in your 30s, 40s and 50s will prime your body to be fit and mobile in old age, a study has found.

Researchers looked at the diets of 969 British men and women whose lifestyles had been monitored since they were born in March 1946.

At four points in their adult lives, starting at the age of 36, their eating habits were compared with standard measures of mobility and fitness when they were in their 60s.

People who ate more fruit, vegetables and wholegrain cereals - akin to the Mediterranean diet - fared far better in physical tests than those who ate highly processed foods - as one would on a Western diet.


Utah man to trial for murder for helping friend kill self

An 18-year-old Utah man was ordered this week to stand trial for allegedly helping his friend hang herself and recording the suicide on video.

On Tuesday, 4th District Judge James Brady ruled that there was sufficient probable cause to charge Tyerell Pryzybycien with first-degree murder and desecration of a human body in the death of 16-year-old Jchandra Brown.

The judge wrote that had it not been for the defendant's actions, which included supplying his suicidal friend with a rope, driving her out to a remote location and tying the noose for her to hang herself, Brown would not have lost her life on May 6, 2017.


No Social Security Number? No Lights

In the city of LaGrange, Georgia, an immigrant from Mexico lives with his young family. He’s been living there for 10 years. He’s a homeowner. He doesn’t have a green card, so he doesn’t have a Social Security number.

Without the Social Security number, the homeowner can’t get utility services in his name, even though he has a Mexican passport and an individual taxpayer identification number from the Internal Revenue Service. (To protect him, his lawyer does not want to disclose his immigration status.) The city, which is the sole provider of utilities, requires that anyone opening an account have two things: a Social Security number and a government-issued photo ID.

So the immigrant relies on a friend, who opens an account for the man in his own name. In doing so, both men risk being prosecuted for fraud.


LEAKED: Barack Obama’s LOVE LETTERS to His Ex-Girlfriend

Starting in 1982, Barack Obama penned letters to his girlfriend at the time and they have now been made public.

The nine letters have been in the possession of the Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library at Emory University since 2014 but they are only now being made public. The letters from Obama were sent from his time at Columbia University, and also from histime living in Indonesia and also while working at the Business International Corporation. His girlfriend at the time was Miss Alexandra McNear, who was a student at the Californian Occidental College that Barack had also attended.


Friday, October 20, 2017

3-Month-Old Baby And 83 Other Children Rescued In Sex Trafficking Sting From Life Of HORROR!

Sex trafficking is one of the biggest problems in America that nobody seems to want to talk about. Children are forced into a life of degradation, abuse, sexual assault, addiction and more at the hands of people who think it’s perfectly okay to sell their bodies for some quick cash.

Recently, the FBI helped to rescue 84 children from the clutches of these monster is what is being called “Operation Cross Country XI.” Among those rescued were a 3-month-old infant and her 5-year-old sister, who were being sold as sex slaves.


After Weinstein Scandal SHAKES Hollywood, Monica Lewinsky Sends Out Message Clintons Will DREAD!

It took Monica Lewinsky a two-word hashtag to throw leftists into fits.

The #MeToo hashtag allowed women to share their experiences of sexual harassment/assault/rape. It was created/pushed by Democrats who wanted to show people that more women have been affected by this than many people realize. There were sincere messages exchanged of “I believe you,” “you are valid,” and “you are strong for sharing your story.”

This is how supportive we should always be, but Monica Lewinsky didn’t always find that to be the case.

In fact when she came out with her sordid affair with President Bill Clinton, she was attacked by self-appointed head feminist Hillary Clinton. (Who would later post on Twitter that all victims of sexual violence had the right to be heard and believed. Don’t make me gag.)

So naturally, the subject behind one of the biggest sexual scandals in American history partook in the #MeToo trend.


Teacher Is Stalked And Violently Attacked By Parents Of 4th Grader Whose Phone Was Taken In Class

Now I’m no seer or anything, but I’m going to venture an educated guess that this fourth-grader isn’t going to go very far in life. Or perhaps she could grow past her upbringing and become a good, decent human being in spite of her parents.

Because let’s be honest, if you’re willing to stalk and beat up a teacher who took your child’s cell phone, you really shouldn’t be allowed to have children. There is something wrong with your heart, your soul, and your brain if you think that is worth attacking someone.

Pittsburgh Police are saying that 46-year-old Janice Watkins had confiscated the phone of one of her 4th grade students, because the school has a no-cellphone policy.


Jaguars Owner: President Trump Is Trying To ‘Soil’ NFL League Because He’s JEALOUS!

Trump has made his distaste for the kneeling in usual Trump fashion – bombastically, using his twitter account. This had an adverse effect of course, with players from the NFL taking knees in mass, proving it is all about Trump. It might have been about ‘inequality’ at one point, but these players are kneeling for just about anything now, with most of it being about spite now.

Jaguars owner Shad Khan couldn’t help but but heads with the president as he claimed that this whole thing is a “very personal issue with him.”

This is the same Khan that took his crappy NFL team over to Britain for a game, and had them all kneel while our National Anthem was being played. What an embarrassment. This all went down in Britain’s Wembley Stadium, making a mockery of our country and out military service men and women who have served and died for these pieces of trash.

Khan made the assumption that Trump is only pissed at the NFL over his loss on a bid for an NFL team:

“He’s been elected president, where maybe a great goal he had in life to own an NFL team is not very likely. So to make it tougher, or to hurt the league, it’s very calculated.”


Roger Goodell Just Surrendered the NFL to the Anthem Protesters

Writing in this space on Tuesday, I way too graciously headlined a piece by saying: “In Case You Missed It, the NFL Might Have Caved On a Lot More Than Just the Anthem Protests.” I must apologize for using the word “might” in this headline. Because there’s no might about it, the NFL has completely caved on the anthem protests.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the media on Wednesday, and made plain the fact that the NFL will only “encourage” their players to stand. The league will not “force” them to stand for the anthem.

“We believe that our players should stand for the national anthem,” Goodell said. “We want our players to stand, we’re going to continue to encourage them to stand.”

Goodell, proving that he has now made the transition from NFL commissioner to protester PR hack, explained that the players aren’t trying to disrespect the flag. “They are not doing this in any way to be disrespectful to the flag, but they also understand how it’s being interpreted, and that’s why we’re trying to deal with those underlying issues,” Goodell said.


Forecasters Predict Warmer-Than-Average Winter In Majority Of U.S.

This winter is going to be a warm one for the majority of the United States, according to forecasters at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center.

They say that the La NiƱa weather pattern is likely to develop. That means "greater-than-average snowfall around the Great Lakes and in the northern Rockies, with less-than-average snowfall throughout the Mid-Atlantic region," Mike Halpert of the Climate Prediction Center said in a forecast Thursday.

Hawaii, western and northern Alaska and the lower two-thirds of the contiguous U.S. are likely to see warmer-than-average temperatures, Halpert says. A small portion of the Northwest U.S. and parts of Alaska are expected to see cooler-than-usual temperatures.

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Virginia Statehouse Race Pits 'Bathroom Bill' Author Against Transgender Woman

State legislative races don't usually draw a lot of national attention – but Virginia's House District 13 race is: it pits a Republican incumbent known for unsuccessfully sponsoring a so-called "bathroom bill" against a transgender woman.

If she succeeds in unseating Delegate Bob Marshall, Democrat Danica Roem would be the country's first openly transgender state lawmaker.

Roem's background may set her apart as a political candidate, but her message to voters in this district, in the outer Washington, D.C. suburbs, is pretty standard for a local politician. She's focusing on bread-and-butter "quality of life" issues, she says, like roads funding, schools, and water infrastructure.

Roem argues she's uniquely informed about local issues and prepared to problem-solve because of her years working as a newspaper reporter in the region.

"I've dedicated my professional career to vetting information...and then reporting the truth as it is, not what other people hope it should be," she said. "...And when I'm in office I can do the same thing."


First look at 8 Prototypes of Trump's Border Wall

As workers nearly complete the first prototypes of President Trump’s border wall, next week the Department of Homeland Security will begin testing which designs best deter and prevent illegal immigrants from entering the U.S.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection awarded eight contracts to six companies to build the prototypes. Four are made of reinforced concrete, the others involve alternate materials, mostly steel.

Each model is 18 to 30 feet high and 30 feet long. Contractors have until Oct. 26 to complete their design before testing begins. All of the construction is taking place a few miles east of San Diego.


Playboy announces 1st Transgender Playmate

Playboy Magazine announced its November issue will feature the magazine’s first transgender Playmate: French model Ines Rau.

“It’s how I celebrated my coming out, actually,” the model said in a Playboy announcement. “I took that chance, and then I signed with an agency.


BREAKING NEWS: Subject Shot In Snow Hill Area

Snow Hill Fire EMS have been dispatched to the area of West Federal Street where a subject has been shot. It is reported to be serious.

Louis Theroux documentary explores gun crime in Milwaukee

A gun war is raging in an American city that locals describe as a 'Mecca for violence' due to its daily homicides.

Louis Theroux meets the residents of north Milwaukee, Wisconsin in his new film to shine some light on why it has one of the highest violent crime rates in the US.

Murder in Milwaukee sees the BBC filmmaker meets a murderess turned community activist who sleeps and even bathes with a shotgun.

Shootings take place in the street just metres away from where the crew is filming, including that of a young man called Antonio, who lay dying in the street while his family sobbed, vowing to leave town.

The area has high unemployment, poor schools and a high incarceration rate compared to the rest of the country.


Democrat facing felony charge quits House race

A Democratic candidate facing a felony charge of grand larceny has bowed out of the race to challenge Rep. John Faso, R-N.Y.

Steven Brisee, 27, was arrested on Sept. 11 and accused of shoplifting almost $1,500 in merchandise from a Kohl's department store in Newburgh. He was arraigned and remanded to custody in lieu of $500 bail.

According to the Times Herald-Record newspaper, Brisee also spent eight days in the Ulster County Jail last month after being charged with a misdemeanor count of trespassing. State troopers told the paper that a homeowner in the town of Kerhonksen called police Sept. 9 after finding a stranger's clothes and a wallet containing some of Brisee's campaign cards. The candidate was eventually bailed out of jail.

Brisee claimed to live in the 19th District of New York, which he sought to represent. But the Times Herald-Record reported that the address he declared to be his "doesn't appear to exist."


Bill Clinton sought State’s permission to meet with Russian nuclear official during Obama uranium decision

As he prepared to collect a $500,000 payday in Moscow in 2010, Bill Clinton sought clearance from the State Department to meet with a key board director of the Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom — which at the time needed the Obama administration’s approval for a controversial uranium deal, government records show.

Arkady Dvorkovich, a top aide to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and one of the highest-ranking government officials to serve on Rosatom’s board of supervisors, was listed on a May 14, 2010, email as one of 15 Russians the former president wanted to meet during a late June 2010 trip, the documents show.

“In the context of a possible trip to Russia at the end of June, WJC is being asked to see the business/government folks below. Would State have concerns about WJC seeing any of these folks,” Clinton Foundation foreign policy adviser Amitabh Desai wrote the State Department on May 14, 2010, using the former president’s initials and forwarding the list of names to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s team.


Pure Hate

The owners of the Cup It Up restaurant in Tucson, Ariz., say they’re hoping to open “sometime soon” after closing their doors this month following "nasty" backlash over a pro-POTUS Facebook post.

Shortly after Chris Smith and Jay Warren shared their pro-Trump opinions, Cup It Up’s owners claim they received so much backlash that employees chose to quit, leading Smith and Warren to “close [Cup It Up’s] doors indefinitely” on Oct. 9.

“We expected some shares, some discussion, but as it kept coming in, after about three hours of the pure nastiness, we decided to pull it,” co-owner Chris Smith said Thursday on “Fox & Friends.”

This was the viral FB post that Cup It Up American Grill posted & deleted after backlash. Restaurant is closed indefinitely. (prior tweet)
— Jennifer Martinez (@Jennymartineztv) October 10, 2017

Now, however, Smith and Warren confirmed that they plan to reopen Cup It Up in the near future, and they’re clearing up why they chose to post their Facebook message in the first place.

“The National Anthem [issue] really struck home with me, as a Navy veteran,” explained Smith. “My take on the national anthem is a patriotic one. I served in the Persian Gulf,” said Smith, who explained that the anthem “took on a whole new meaning” after hearing it sung during a Super Bowl while he was stationed overseas.

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Mueller's staffing choices show he may not be very interested in justice

Much has been written about the prosecutorial prowess of Robert Mueller’s team assembled to investigate allegations of Russia’s involvement in the Trump campaign. Little has been said of the danger of prosecutorial overreach and the true history of Mueller’s lead prosecutor.

What was supposed to have been a search for Russia’s cyberspace intrusions into our electoral politics has morphed into a malevolent mission targeting friends, family and colleagues of the president. The Mueller investigation has become an all-out assault to find crimes to pin on them — and it won’t matter if there are no crimes to be found. This team can make some.

Many Americans despise President Trump and anyone associated with him. Yet turning our system of justice into a political weapon is a danger we must guard against.

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Teacher Violently Assaulted Over Cellphone, Hit With Brick

A Pittsburgh Public School teacher was seriously injured after officials say she was followed in her car and assaulted after school, allegedly in a dispute over a child’s cellphone.

Hours after the incident, late on Wednesday night, Pittsburgh Police confirmed to KDKA that they are working on an arrest warrant or warrants for a suspect or suspects in the case, who remain unidentified.

The incident reportedly started at Pittsburgh King PreK-8 School on the North Side earlier on Wednesday. Sources described to KDKA’s Marty Griffin a “rather shocking and violent incident.”

The district has a “no cell phone” policy. The teacher, identified as 46-year-old Janice Watkins, confiscated a phone from a fourth grade girl, who then allegedly bit her. Sources say the student’s parents came to school, with the mother allegedly telling the teacher she was “going to get even.”


Backyard chicken trend causes spike in infections

Luke Gabriele was a healthy 14-year-old football player in Pennsylvania when he began to feel soreness in his chest that grew increasingly painful. When his breathing became difficult, doctors detected a mass that appeared to be a tumor.

For a week, Dan and DeAnna Gabriele thought their son was dying until tests identified the cause: not cancer, but chickens — the ones he cared for at home. They had apparently infected him with salmonella that produced a severe abscess.

The popular trend of raising backyard chickens in U.S. cities and suburbs is bringing with it a soaring number of illnesses from poultry-related diseases, some of them fatal.

Since January, more than 1,100 people have contracted salmonella poisoning from chickens and ducks in 48 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Almost 250 were hospitalized and one person died. The toll was four times higher than in 2015.

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Transgender woman convicted of sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl

A transgender Wyoming woman was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl inside a bathroom.

Michelle Martinez, who was known as Miguel Martinez before identifying as female, was found guilty of first-degree and second-degree sexual abuse of a minor and could face up to 70 years in prison.

The Billings Gazette reports Martinez, who is a family friend, invited the girl into the bathroom on March 23, and touched her breasts and genitalia before penetrating her. The girl told her mother immediately after the assault who then reported it to Casper Police.


NOAA Winter Outlook

“If La Nina conditions develop, we predict it will be weak and potentially short-lived, but it could still shape the character of the upcoming winter,” said Mike Halpert, deputy director of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. “Typical La Nina patterns during winter include above average precipitation and colder than average temperatures along the Northern Tier of the U.S. and below normal precipitation and drier conditions across the South.”

Warmer-than-normal conditions are most likely across the southern two-thirds of the continental U.S., along the East Coast, across Hawaii and in western and northern Alaska.

Below-average temperatures are favored along the Northern Tier of the country from Minnesota to the Pacific Northwest and in southeastern Alaska.

The rest of the country falls into the equal chance category, which means they have an equal chance for above-, near-, or below-normal temperatures and/or precipitation because there is not a strong enough climate signal in these areas to shift the odds.

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2 Million Americans May Have Arsenic in Their Well Water

As many as 2 million Americans may be drinking well water that contains potentially dangerous amounts of arsenic, a new government study warns.

The analysis, conducted by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, measured arsenic levels in private wells across the United States.

Study author Joseph Ayotte described the private well problem as "widespread."

"We define 'high arsenic' to mean arsenic [levels] greater than 10 micrograms per liter," he said. That mirrors standards used when evaluating public wells, he noted.

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Atty: Obama Admin Blocked FBI Informant from Testifying on Uranium One

An American businessman who went undercover for the FBI was blocked during the Obama administration from telling Congress what he knew about Russia’s efforts to influence the Clintons’ and Obama administration decisions, according to a report.

Attorney Victoria Toensing, a former Reagan Justice Department official and former chief counsel of the Senate intelligence committee, told The Hill that she is trying to get the Trump administration or the FBI to free her client to talk.

“All of the information about this corruption has not come out,” Toensing said.

She said her client possesses “specific allegations that Russian executives made to him about how they facilitated the Obama administration’s 2010 approval of the Uranium One deal and sent millions of dollars in Russian nuclear funds to the U.S. to an entity assisting Bill Clinton’s foundation.”

At the time, Hillary Clinton was secretary of state and serving on the government panel that approved the deal, the lawyer said. Bill Clinton accepted $500,000 Russian speaking fees in 2010 and collected millions more in donations from parties with a stake in the Uranium One deal. The Clintons and the Obama administration have denied that had any influence on the deal.

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Suspect Arrested And Charged In Murder At Eastern Shore University

(PRINCESS ANNE, MD) – A Maryland State Police homicide investigation has led to the indictment and arrest today of a Baltimore man for the murder of an Eastern Shore university student more than four years ago.

The suspect is identified as Davonta M. Braxton, 25, of Baltimore, Md. Braxton was arrested about 10:30 a.m. today on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He has been charged on an indictment from a Somerset County Grand Jury with second degree murder, manslaughter, first degree assault and second degree assault. He has been taken to the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack for processing and will later be transported to the Somerset County Detention Center to await his initial appearance before a court commissioner.

Braxton is charged in connection with the murder of Edmond St. Clair, 21, who was a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Braxton has been a student at the university intermittently, but is not currently enrolled there, according to school records.

At about 9:00 p.m. on February 16, 2013, St. Clair was a passenger in a car traveling across the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus. Not far from the Student Services Center, St. Clair and those he was traveling with encountered several people who were walking in the street.

The investigation revealed St. Clair got out of the car and an altercation occurred, during which he was stabbed in the upper torso. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

During a search of the area near the crime scene, State Police investigators and crime scene technicians recovered a folding knife. The knife was examined at the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division crime laboratory. Evidence was found on the knife that positively connected it to the murder of St. Clair. Also found on the knife was DNA evidence from an unknown contributor.

Through their ongoing investigation of this murder, Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators were able to identify Braxton as a possible suspect. A search warrant was obtained and DNA was obtained from Braxton. Scientists at the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division Laboratory determined the DNA evidence found on the knife was a positive match with the suspect’s DNA.

Evidence developed in this investigation was presented by the Somerset County State’s Attorney’s Office to a Grand Jury. The presentation resulted in the criminal indictment.

Investigative assistance was provided to the State Police Homicide Unit by the Somerset County Narcotics Task Force, the Somerset County State’s Attorney’s Office and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Police Department. Troopers and criminal investigators from the State Police Princess Anne Barrack also provided assistance, as did members of the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division. Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators also thank officials from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for their cooperation and assistance throughout the investigation.

Judge: Don't Destroy Evidence

Mandalay Bay and its corporate owner MGM Resorts have been ordered not to destroy anything that could be considered evidence in a civil negligence trial over events related to the Route 91 music festival.

The order was sought by attorneys who represent Rachel Sheppard, a California woman who survived the attack, despite being shot in the chest three times.

“The shooter was in that hotel for six days,” says attorney Brian Nettles.

The order, granted by Judge Mark Denton, restrains Mandalay Bay from destroying anything of evidentiary value until another hearing set for Oct. 30 at 9 a.m.


ICE Director: Suspected Wine Country Arsonist Is Illegal Alien Mexican National

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan confirmed on Thursday that a man arrested in connection with setting a fire in Sonoma County Wine Country is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been twice returned to his “home country.”

Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made “by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,” according to Homan.

Sonoma County is considered a sanctuary jurisdiction and does not fully cooperate with federal immigration officials. That includes not honoring ICE detainer requests.

“ICE was never notified of Mr. Gonzalez’ various releases,” Homan wrote in the statement regarding Gonzalez.

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NFL Owners Reportedly Taking Serious Notice Of Falling TV Ratings

BOSTON (CBS) — For most of the 2016 season, the NFL largely blamed the U.S. presidential election for a decline in TV ratings. But with the league’s numbers down another 7.5 percent so far in 2017, amid a growing backlash to players’ national anthem protests, the owners are finally taking the ratings decline seriously.

A new column by The MMQB’s Albert Breer details some of the stats related to the NFL’s dropping TV ratings, and the way it affected a private meeting between players and owners on Tuesday and Wednesday at the NFL League Office in New York. He says the falling TV ratings “might just be the first proof” that the continued “discord” over player protests is negatively impacting everyone’s bottom line.

Due to the ratings figures and the owners’ reaction to them, Breer deduced that recent comments made by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones – which threatened to punish players who do not stand during the national anthem – were actually meant to connect with disgruntled TV viewers, those who are deciding to tune out the NFL in response to players’ decisions to kneel or otherwise protest during the anthem.


George W. Bush Emerges to Bash Trump, 'Nativism': ‘We Cannot Wish Globalism Away’

Former President George W. Bush delivered a public repudiation of President Donald Trump’s political identity, suggesting many aspects of the current administration are fueling division in the United States and around the world.

The former president defended the ideas of globalism, free trade, and free markets as well as foreign interventionism around the world in a speech at the George W. Bush Institute.

“We cannot wish globalism away,” Bush said, noting that the United States must sustain “wise and sustained global engagement” for the future of the country.



Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the
flow that has passed will never pass again. Franklin Graham was
speaking at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, when he said America will not come back. He wrote:

"The American dream ended on November 6th, 2012. The second term of Barack Obama has been the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest republic in the history of mankind.

A coalition of blacks, Latinos, feminists, gays, government workers,
union members, environmental extremists, the media, Hollywood,
uninformed young people, the "forever needy," the chronically
unemployed, illegal aliens and other "fellow travelers" have ended
Norman Rockwell's America.

You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual
acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get
back the rights we have allowed them to take away. It will take
zealots, not moderates and shy, not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to
right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status.

People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will
probably never again be able to legally comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.

The Cocker spaniel is off the front porch, the pit bull is in the back
yard. The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" and the likes of Chicago shyster David Axelrod along with international socialist George Soros have been pulling the strings on their beige puppet and have brought us Act 2 of the New World Order.

The curtain will come down but the damage has been done, the story has been told.

Those who come after us will once again have to risk their lives,
their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that
this generation has timidly frittered away due to white guilt and
political correctness.."

Ocean City’s annual run/walk, Sat.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K events in resort fundraiser for ACS

The seventh annual Ocean City Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K run and walk will take place this Saturday on the Boardwalk, benefitting the American Cancer Society.

“Join us to celebrate breast cancer survivors, pay tribute to loved ones lost, and raise funds to help fight for a world without cancer,” said Jamie Barrett, community development manager, Northeast Region of the American Cancer Society, Inc.

Those who want to compete in the 5K run can register on Saturday for $35, beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the inlet parking lot. A $20 donation is asked of walkers.

An opening ceremony will begin around 8 a.m. Guest speakers include Maryland Sen. Jim Mathias, Shawn Harman, owner of Fish Tales restaurant on 22nd Street in Ocean City, Del. Mary Beth Carozza, and Ocean Pines resident, Brandi Mellinger, will be sharing her survivor story.


Trump: Russian Uranium Deal "Is The Biggest Story That Fake Media Doesn't Want To Follow"

As we reported yesterday, as the media continues to lose their collective minds over $100,000 worth of Facebook ads allegedly purchased by Russians during the 2016 election, the Senate Judiciary Committee has finally decided they're going to take a look into a shady Russian deal - first profiled here last summer - that handed Putin 20% of America's uranium reserves, was approved by the Obama administration during an ongoing FBI investigation into charges of bribery, extortion and money laundering by the Russian buyer and netted the Clintons millions of dollars in donations and 'speaking fees."

Recall that on Wednesday it was reported that the Senate Judiciary Committee launched a full-scale probe into a Russian nuclear bribery case, demanding several federal agencies disclose whether they knew the FBI had uncovered the corruption before the Obama administration in 2010 approved a controversial uranium deal with Moscow. Sen. Chuck Grassley, the committee chairman, gets his first chance to raise the issue in public on Wednesday when he questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an oversight hearing.


Preliminary work starts on fence

In the ever-fluid realm of roadwork maintenance and construction, the State Highway Administration confirmed this week that preliminary work on both the median fence and repaving of Coastal Highway from 62nd Street south to 26th Street would begin this week, with actual “shovels in the dirt” work to start in early November.

The repaving project is a continuation of the program to resurface the entire 10-mile stretch of Ocean City’s strip, begun last March, from the Delaware line south to 62nd Street. The goal is, as always, to complete the resurfacing before Memorial Day and the start of the summer season.

The median fence will come first. That will include some electrical work to install LED lighting along the barrier to increase visibility.

Charlie Gischlar, media relations manager for the SHA, said completing the fence is Phase I on the project.

“Also in Phase I, crews will lengthen the left turn lane from northbound Coastal Highway to 52nd Street. Doing this will help to improve intersection operations by providing additional vehicle storage for turning motorists,” he said.


Documents Show Other Democrats, Not Just Clintons, on Russian Payroll

Uranium One scandal threatens to bring down the entire Democratic Party

While the mainstream media continues to obsess over Paul Manafort and Gen. Michael Flynn’s supposed “Russian collusion,” totally ignored are the ties Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary’s 2016 presidential campaign chairman John Podesta, had to both Uranium One and to Sherbank, Moscow’s largest state-run bank with close ties to international terrorism and to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

As the Russians gained control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 through 2013, the Podesta Group was paid a totalof $630,000 between 2010 and 2015 to represent Uranium One, the Russian-controlled firm with close financial ties to the Clinton Foundation that today controls 20 percent of all U.S. uranium produced.

Podesta ties to Russian Money, Putin, and Russian clandestine


Schools’ fund for retirement looking weak

Shortfalls predicted without cash infusion

Retirement benefits for the Board of Education employees could face “major funding shortfalls within the next six to eight years” if the current payment schedule continues without adjustment, county Treasurer Phil Thompson told the Worcester County Commissioners Tuesday.

Thompson said Worcester is unusual among other counties in the state in that it counts the Board of Education in its “Other Post-Employment Benefits,” or OPEB, accounting.

A reason for this could be that Worcester itself is unusual among counties, in that a large portion of the schools’ budget comes from county residents, and not the state itself, as is done in most other areas of Maryland.


Realtors Concerned About Possible New Zoning District’s Inclusion In OC Comp Plan Update

OCEAN CITY — The issue of short-term vacation rentals in the town’s single-family residential neighborhoods resurfaced this week as the Town of Ocean City closes in on its five-year update of the comprehensive plan.

Resort officials about three years ago began a debate about creating an R-1A zoning designation that would somewhat insulate the year-round residential communities after concerns arose over unruly renters disrupting neighborhoods. However, after considerable discussion, it was determined the issue would be better addressed in the town’s five-year comprehensive plan update, which is now nearing its conclusion.

In the interim, the focus changed from creating a new zoning designation to more stringent rental license requirements, maximum occupancy calculations and other policies including enforcing the sections of the code regarding short-term rentals already on the books.

Through the town’s Property Review and Enforcement Strategies for Safe Housing (PRESS) committee, the focus changed from considering a zoning change in the traditional year-round neighborhoods to R-1A, which would greatly alter the zoning codes in some neighborhoods, the focus changed to education and enforcement.


Cops And Courts – October 20, 2017

OCEAN CITY — A Berlin man was arrested on assault and other charges last weekend after allegedly running into the side of a vehicle on Coastal Highway as a pedestrian and then attempting to get inside the female driver’s vehicle.

Around 11 p.m. last Saturday, an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officer was on routine patrol on Coastal Highway in the area of 33rd Street when he observed an individual, later identified as Gregory Sterling, 35, of Berlin, attempting to gain access to the driver’s side door of a vehicle. As the officer turned around, he observed a nearby restaurant employee attempting to pull Sterling away from the driver and the vehicle, according to police reports.

By the time the officer circled around and arrived on the scene, Sterling was leaning on the female driver through the driver’s side door. The driver was upset and struggling to get away, according to police reports. The OCPD officer grabbed Sterling by the arm and attempted to pull him away. At that point, Sterling was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, disorderly conduct and disorderly intoxication.


Ocean City Plans Two Weekends Of Halloween Events

OCEAN CITY — O.C.toberfest is back with spooktacular town events, providing numerous activities for the whole family.

O.C.toberfest offers music, competitions, unique attractions and children’s activities Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29. Halloween offerings and even a costume pageant for pets makes O.C.toberfest a “must-do” for residents and visitors looking for a few fantastic festivities to celebrate the fall season.

Halloween Beach Maze: Located at North Division S
treet and the Boardwalk, experience the thrill of a giant Halloween Beach Maze during its two-weekend run, Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29. Children of all ages can enjoy a pleasant scream as they meander the sands of the giant beach maze. Wicked witches, pirates of the sand, scary scarecrows, ghouls in the graveyard, creepy clowns, zombies and more will add to the excitement. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. The maze will be open an additional hour until 6 p.m. on Oct. 28 leading up to the OC Fright Lights laser show and fireworks. Admission is free of charge.

Big Toys On The Boardwalk: Located on the Boardwalk around the amusement pier and Inlet parking lot, this is an experience for the kid in all of us, young or old. Ocean City will line the walkway around the amusement pier with vehicles to touch, climb in, take photos with and simply enjoy on Saturday, Oct. 28. This O.C.toberfest event takes place from noon-2 p,m, and will include vehicles such as an Ocean City beach tractor, wheel loader, articulating bus, beach patrol ATV, Ocean City police cruiser and more.

Rental Situation Needs Monitoring

The topic of short-term rentals being restricted in certain Ocean City neighborhoods resurfaced this week during a discussion of an update to the town’s comprehensive plan.

In the proposed update, which had a hearing before the Ocean City Planning Commission this week and will soon be reviewed by the Mayor and Council, there is a section about objectives in regard to land use. One such goal stated is to, “identify single family areas with a high percentage of resident owners who may support the proposed R-1A district with limitations on short term seasonal rental use.”

That mention resulted in the Coastal Association of Realtors sending a letter to the Mayor and Council asking them to remove it from the update and instead allow the current process of education and licensing to continue as it’s been successful. For a variety of reasons outlined in its letter, CAR is requesting, “that R-1A and any other references to rental restrictions be removed from the Comprehensive Plan. We understand that this is only a planning document, but inclusion of this language opens the door to legislation that would essentially erase short-term rentals from single family neighborhoods.”


Indiana AG: NFL Players Should Take A Stand... Against Black-On-Black Crime

The right to protest doesn’t necessarily mean that the protest is right.

While the NFL kneeling saga continues, it is becoming less clear what the kneeling is about.

When it began last season, the kneeling was a protest against alleged police brutality and the incidence of blacks killed by police.

This season, following criticism against kneeling NFL players by the president of the United States, NFL players picked up the pace in a series of kneelings, arm-lockings and various forms of unity expressions during the playing of the national anthem before the start of each game. Yet it is unclear what players are now protesting. Police brutality? Racism? Are they just mad at the president?

Highly paid athletes protesting in the comfort of billion-dollar stadiums under the protective gaze of security personnel does little to evoke the image of historic civil rights protests of the ’50s and ’60s. Those valiant heroes of our past were largely ordinary people courageously taking extraordinary risks, at great cost, in the name of racial justice. They stood for freedom.

It is that same freedom that now enables NFL athletes to protest whatever they choose in whatever manner they choose. So how have they chosen? They have chosen to protest during the anthem. They have chosen police officers killing blacks as their cause.

Whether justified or not, loss of life caused by a police shooting is traumatic for the community. Given the legacy of racial injustice in America, that trauma is magnified greatly when the person killed by the police is black.

The lives of black men and women do indeed matter, and NFL athletes have every right to protest the tragic loss of any life, including black lives.


Maryland Rep Embraces Corporate Amnesty Boosters

House Democrats are binding themselves tighter to the nation’s cheap-labor business community as they intensify their opposition President Donald Trump’s popular, wage-boosting immigration principles.

On Wednesday, the Democrat’s second-ranking leader, Rep. Steny Hoyer, (D-Md) tweeted out a list of corporate backers favoring the huge and expensive “Dream Act” amnesty.

The proposed amnesty does not include any safeguards for Americans, who worry that it will force down wages, drive up crime, spur more legal and illegal migration. The “Dream Act” amnesty would also drive up federal spending, and further stress schools and colleges, and it would help business-first legislators and business groups push for even more white-collar immigration to help cut salaries.

But the amnesty is popular among billionaire business leaders because they will gain economically from the extra supply of cheap labor and influx of welfare-aided customers, and will gain politically from another government endorsement of the nation’s cheap-labor economic strategy.


TV ratings show most NFL teams losing local support

The NFL’s national television ratings are down 7.5 percent this year, but it’s not just the national TV audience that’s struggling: The vast majority of teams are seeing their local ratings down as well.

According to Albert Breer of, 25 of 31 teams are drawing lower local numbers than they did in 2016. The Chargers aren’t included in that number because they’re playing in a new market this year, although it’s clear that the Chargers are struggling with their local fan base as well.

Most teams in the NFL are down by more than 5 percent. The Jets, playing in America’s biggest television market, are down a whopping 37 percent. Only three teams — the Chiefs, Buccaneers and Lions — have improved their local ratings by more than 5 percent.


Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump

The tables have turned and what was once the media’s favorite message — President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election — has now grown silent.

Apparently, it’s Bill and Hillary Clinton who’ve been doing the behind-scenes and suspicious dealings with Russiaall along. Oh, and perhaps others in the Barack Obama administration, too.

You think special counsel Robert Mueller might switch the target of his investigation any time soon? Seems a bit time-wasting — not to mention taxpayer dollar-wasting — to keep on the Trump trail, desperately searching for signs of a collusion that just didn’t happen.