All comments are subject to approval by Moderators. Any off-topic comments will be rejected. Thanks for your cooperation!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Prayers Needed

Mr. A.,

Don't feel you have to post this, but remember the 79 year old woman that got bite by her neighbors dog while out looking for her dog? Well she is in the hospital fighting for her life. Mom has pneumonia in both of her lungs. We are trying everything to save her. But it's not looking good. Please we need as many prayers as we can get. The next 24 hours will let us know if she might make it or not.


Nightly News At 6:00 PM


Incident: Home Invasion
Location: Chestnut Manor, Delmar, MD
Date: March 22, 2010
Arrested: Undra Huggins, black male, 19, Frankford, De

On 03-22-2010
the Delmar Police Department arrested Undra Huggins for the Home invasion robbery which occurred on 03-05-10 at Chestnut Manor apartment complex in Delmar, Maryland. The investigation is still ongoing.

Armed Robbery
Assault First Degree
Reckless Endangerment
Burglary First Degree
And numerous more robbery charges total of 38

Huggins was processed at the Wicomico County Detention Center where Huggins was held on $750,000.00 bond.

A Bad Day For America

Despite overwhelming opposition by the American public, on Sunday the House of Representatives passed the Obama/ Pelosi health care bill. Yesterday the bill was signed into law and tax increases, more government spending, and bureaucrat-run health care became the law of the land . After passage of the bill by the House, I released the following statement:

"The Democrat controlled Congress has taken our country in a perilous direction. With last night's health care vote, a signal was sent to the American people that their voice does not matter and that the tax and spend, big government policies of Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama trump the will of the people. If Nancy Pelosi was not elected Speaker of the House by the Democrats, than this so called reform would not have seen the light of day.

As a physician, I am troubled that our elected representatives would vote to turn back the clock on the health care advances we've made over the past 30 years. When elected, I will vote to repeal this legislation so that we can begin work on true health care reform."

We all seen and heard the debate, this bill is the wrong way to approach health care reform. Government-run health care is not what this doctor ordered and as I said in my statement to the press, when elected to Congress I will vote to repeal the Obama/ Pelosi health care bill!

Wicomico County Free Library

Dear Council Presidents Bartkovich and Smith:

Possible relocation of the Wicomico County Library was discussed on March 23 by the Board of Directors of the Wicomico Neighborhood Congress, who voted to endorse the locations in downtown Salisbury proposed by the city, rather than to favor relocation to a suburban area. Although our Congress Board is representative of all areas of Wicomico County, we concluded after ample discussion that a center city location was essential to the overall economic progress of the County, and to the welfare and advancement of all of its citizens.

Among the important factors considered by our Board members are the following:

A downtown location is vital to the present maintenance and future resurgence of Salisbury’s city center. To simply close the downtown facility would be disastrous.

A downtown location in the center of the Metro Core is essential to smart growth principles incorporated into County and State land use planning.

None of the suggested suburban locations will be as accessible to residents of both the eastern and western sectors of the County.

None of the suggested suburban locations will be accessible at all – by public transportation or foot traffic – to the segments of our County population (including students) most in need of the services which the library can provide.

Parking is readily available in center city Salisbury, while a suburban location will require paving of many acres of present open space – destroying fields or forests, and contributing also to storm water runoff, increased traffic, and related environmental ills.

Economic studies in other Maryland counties (Washington, Frederick, Carroll) and elsewhere have shown the immense economic and social impact of a new library in the revitalization of our small cities, and rebirth of downtown commerce.

We hope you will take into consideration these important factors, prompting endorsement of a downtown site by the Wicomico Neighborhood Congress. Thank you.


Cindy Pilchard, Chair

Car Strikes Star Hill Elementary School

Location: 594 Voshells Mill Road, Star Hill Elementary School, Dover, DE

Date of Occurrence: Wednesday, March 24, 2010, shortly before 7:30 a.m.

Suspect(s): Saintalia Jean, 21 years old, of Voshells Mill Road, Dover, DE

Resume: Shortly before 7:30 a.m. this morning emergency responders were summoned to the Star Hill Elementary School after a car struck the building.

Saintalia Jean was operating her 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara westbound on Voshells Mill Road, when she began swerving in and out of both lanes. She then drove over a curb and onto the school property before striking the school located on the north side of the roadway. The automobile crashed into an unoccupied classroom where it came to a rest.

Due to the time of the crash, there were no students present.

Ms. Jean was the only occupant of the vehicle and was transported from the scene via ambulance to Kent General Hospital for non life threatening injuries. She was properly restrained and alcohol was not a factor in this collision.

She was cited for Inattentive Driving, Unsafe Speed, and No Proof of Insurance.

**Media Representatives should contact Caesar Rodney School District in reference to student pick up issues as well as structural inquiries.

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

On March 22, 2010, the Worcester County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence in the Newark Maryland area for a reported burglary. Upon arrival, Deputies learned that a residence had been burglarized and computer equipment had been removed from the residence. Deputies conducted an investigation and located and arrested a suspect. The suspect, Richard Rusch age 18 yr of Newark, Maryland was charged with conspiracy to commit theft and burglary. Mr. Rusch was taken to the commissioner and held on a $25,000 bond. The investigation is ongoing.

On March 21, 2010, the Worcester County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence on Tindley Rd, Newark, Maryland for a reported assault. Upon arrival, Deputies were able to determine that an Assault had taken place. Deputies arrested Vannie Bolling age 54 of Newark Md. for two counts of assault. Mr. Bolling was taken to the commissioner and held on $5,000.00 bond.


The Wicomico County Department of Emergency Services and the Lower Shore Chapter of the American Red Cross announce a basic Citizen’s Emergency Response Team Course (CERT). This course opens on April 1, 2010 at 6:45 P.M, at WOR-WIC Community College, Henson Hall room 105. The 6 hour course will conclude on May 13th. The course is tuition-free to all Wicomico County Residents.

The objective of the course is to familiarize people with domestic disaster survival skills.

Course topics include:
Home Fire Safety
First Aid/CPR
Search and Rescue
Terrorism Awareness

For more information or to register, contact Wicomico County Emergency Management Office at 410–548–4820 or e-mail

Here's Your Chance!

Wednesday, March 24
Superintendent's Open Door Session
Board of Education Building

Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Fredericksen will hold a Superintendent's Open Door Session from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the Administrative Conference Room of the Board of Education Building, Mt. Hermon Road and Long Avenue, Salisbury. Open Door Sessions provide the opportunity for people to meet one-on-one with the superintendent. People may express concerns, offer comment, or ask questions on any issue involving Wicomico schools. No appointment is needed. Open Door Sessions will also be held from 4-6 p.m. on these additional dates: April 21 and May 26. 410-677-4495.

Bull X-ing?

As if yesterday wasn't full of enough surprises, how about a bull crossing the road right in front of you! Welcome to the Eastern Shore Folks.

CBS Is Letting You Rate The President?

Everyone should get a shot at this. Takes all of fifteen seconds and that is if you take a look at his current stats. Great!


First, I can't believe CBS is actually doing this.

Second, that they're brave and honest enough to actually show the ongoing polling results.

Take the poll yourself and when you submit your grading of how he is handling the top issues, a second page will come up showing the current results of how America is voting. Remember, this ain't Fox doing this. This is mostly people who watch CBS. That's telling.

DO THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and pass it on.

This is a CBS poll on Obama's first year performance....

I checked, it is really CBS webpage, I could not believe it either.

Here's your chance to grade the President!


“Let’s Not”

Monday night’s Salisbury council meeting on PAC14 was unbelievable! They got into this debate about snow removal and fining people who had not cleared their walks a week after the big snows. A week! (I cleared mine when I was supposed to.) It’s in the newspaper this morning too.

When Debbie Campbell asked the code compliance lady how the city would get the taxpayers’ money back from those people or businesses that didn’t shovel walks and the city had to, Gary Comegys basically said “Let’s not enforce our laws.”

That’s my money! I cleared my walk. Why should I have to pay to clear somebody else’s? Oh, I forgot, this is the guy who gave my money away to his developer buddies and helped his slumlord buddies never get enforced about anything. Now our once pretty city is a hell hole of crime and looks like the slums of Baltimore!

Comegys went into a tirade about how awful a job the city did on the snow removal. I agree there were problems but it sounded more like what he meant to say was “I’m still mad you didn’t elect me mayor!”

I felt so sorry for the lady from the code compliance office. They responded to complaints. As Terry Cohen pointed out people would have been real mad if the code people had not responded to the complaints. I got so mad I actually said to the lady though the TV “damned if you do and damned if you don’t!”

Shanie Shields wants to know who got fined. Why? So she can cut her friends a deal?

Louise Smith said it wasn’t fair because snow plows would push snow back onto what was cleared. Shouldn’t she be complaining to State Highway or Public Works about that? If someone throws a bag of garbage in my yard, do I just leave it there? No! Oh, that’s right, if I lived in Church Street, Louise Smith would come clean it up for me!

Louise Smith got even worse. When Terry Cohen tried to set the record straight about Debbie Campbell and PAC14, Smith basically said, “Let’s not set the record straight.” I don’t know what Cohen was going to say but I guess it was that Debbie Campbell didn’t miss all the meetings the PAC14 Club, I mean board, said she did. The Club, I mean board, doesn’t want anyone responsible about money on there. I like watching PAC14 for meetings but I think something odd has been going on with that group.

So much for “government in the sunshine” that Smith promised. The only thing transparent about Louise Smith is her lack of transparency! Isn't she the one who was signing contracts in secret or something?

Oh and here’s another “Let’s not”! Try “let’s not protect the taxpayer!” During the part where they change or give contracts, they were doing something to a filter at the wastewater treatment plant that will cost more money (of course!) Terry Cohen asked if they had anything in the contract in case the filter gets damaged by the people working on it. The public works guy said “no and we never had a problem before.” He looked at Cohen like she was nuts. Why doesn’t the city put things like that in their contracts? It’s crazy not too! I had work done on a house once and one of the workers broke a window. The company had to replace it. Just because something hasn’t happened before doesn’t mean it can’t happen. If that guy does our contracts he should be fired.

What’s wrong with this city is a bunch of people saying “let’s not do what we’re supposed to do.” I will help any smart person get elected next year. Joe, is Terry Cohen running again? I will help her if she does! If we just had some more people who have a brain and use it like her and Debbie Campbell, I think I would faint at the idea that this city could actually get somewhere good instead of the constant score of “Stupid, 3. Smart, 2.”

Thanks for letting me vent, Joe. I can’t travel to DC and Annapolis. Maybe it’s time we get back to minding the disaster in our own back yard.


ObamaCare As noted in an earlier post, Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the citizens of Virginia to void ObamaCare.  You can help to support Cuccinelli’s efforts.

General Cuccinelli has launched a petition supporting the suit and calling for the courts to STOP THE MANDATE!  Show your support and fight this unprecedented attack on our liberty.

Also support the Club for Growth’s new ObamaCare page –  Join thousands of Americans and leaders such as Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) is supporting the repeal.

H/T – Bearing Drift

We also recommend that you read Jim Hoeft’s excellent post on Cuccinelli and the lawsuit.

from Delmarva Dealings

Maryland Delegation Rolls Out The Red Carpet For One Sarah Foxwell Family Member

As promised, I told everyone I would follow Bill 254 through to the very end and yesterday I spent the day in Annapolis with many of those who worked diligently to make sure the Maryland Sex Offender Laws were strengthened. Speaker Bush invited us into his Office and offered us something rarely seen on the floor. He invited us to sit on the floor with the entire Delegation, (rarely done) while they debated Bill 254, which passed unanimously.

Mrs. Tracey Powell joined me on this journey, (Sarah Foxwell's Aunt) to represent the Family. Sheriff Mike Lewis was present and also joined us on the floor and they presented the Bill in its final form and received multiple standing ovations as they announced our presence.

When the Bill finally passed they invited Sheriff Lewis and Mrs. Powell to stand with Speaker Bush as the entire Delegation again rose to their feet in yet another standing ovation. It was absolutely breathtaking.

Folks, I can't thank each and every one of you enough for your support, your phone calls, your e-mail messages, our Delegates, Senators, Congressmen and yes, even our Governor not only listened, they have proposed changes that will set a new bar in the state of Maryland against Sex Offenders that all of us should be very proud of.

I want to personally thank Sheriff Lewis for his support yesterday as he comforted Mrs. Powell in a very difficult and emotional experience, one in which I can assure all of you the Foxwell Family will never forget. Tracey Powell is the sister of Sarah Foxwell's Father.

I personally never expected such a reception and my hat is also tipped to each and every Delegate who welcomed us with open arms. We were also comforted by Jan & Ann Wiseman, (Ann just received the Top 100 Women Award in the state of Maryland) who also joined us in this celebration. A very special thanks goes out to Norm Conway and Jim Mathias for their tireless work on this legislation as well as Delegate Mike Smigiel.

This Bill provides a mandatory 15 year sentence on first time offenders, no possibility for parole.

I'll have more on this experience later today.

The Gold Fish Keep Multiplying

Every year we're amazed at just how many Gold Fish come to the surface after a long harsh winter. Click on this image and you'll clearly see how many there are.

Saturday's Fernando Guerrero Press Conference

Fernando Guerrero's opponent Mike "The Midnight Stalker" Walker was on the phone at the Main St Gym to explain how he plans to dismantle, dethrone and humiliate Salisbury hometown pride. You'll have to turn your volume up to hear everything but even being there live it was still difficult to understand this guy.

The River Ends Here?

The other day I was driving through Delaware and came across this boat. And here I thought I had a ton of water on my property.

Take A Close Look At Facebook

Airport Grants

Obama Administration Awarded Hundreds of Thousands in Airport Grants to Stupak’s District Two Days Before Vote

Was this Yet Another Backroom Deal to Force Obama’s Bill Down the American People’s Throats?

Three airports in the district of infamous fence-sitting and ultimately kowtowing Democrat Bart Stupak were awarded $726,409 in grants by the Obama Administration just two days before a vote on Obama and Pelosi’s government takeover of healthcare.

Did Stupak compromise his supposed principled stand against taxpayer funding of abortion in exchange for taxpayer dollars for pet projects?

Alpena County Regional Airport received a $85,500 grant, but had only 7,519 passenger boardings in 2008 (the most recent year for which there is information) according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) data. Alpena County Regional Airport serves fewer passengers than even the late Rep. John Murtha’s famous “Airport for Nobody.”

Delta County Airport has even less customers than that, but still received a $179,209 grant.

Chippewa County International Airport received a $461,700 grant, but had only 13,733 passenger boardings in 2008.

Will Stupak come clean about this apparent backroom deal for his vote?

Call Stupak’s district office at (989) 356-0690 and ask.


CHICAGO: The following statement was released today by GOP Nominee Isaac Hayes following the signing of health care reform by President Obama.

Yesterday, President Obama signed the highly contested health care bill into law. However, most Americans are not celebrating. The President attributes the country’s anger to the “sausage making process,” but Isaac Hayes, GOP nominee for Illinois 2nd Congressional district, believes resentments about the bill run far deeper.

“Everything about this process has left a bad taste in the mouths of the American people” said Hayes. “The backroom deals, the there are no rules committees, the abandoning of unborn life, and the secret meetings with Big Pharma and Big Insurance.”

According to Hayes, this is “the second time the people’s voices have been ignored”, referring to the bank bailout as the first. He goes on to say that the bill amounts to nothing more than a “bailout of the insurance and pharmaceutical industries.”

For more information on Isaac Hayes’ run, please go to:

Why Are These Men Smiling?

Headache On Horizon For GOP As It Weighs Health Reform Repeal

Passage of healthcare reform poses a dilemma for Republicans, with the party debating the merits of making its repeal a major campaign theme.

Lawmakers and strategists are determining the benefits of targeting President Barack Obama’s huge legislative achievement this November versus focusing more attention on what Democrats haven’t achieved — more jobs, lower unemployment and a significant improvement in the economy.

Democrats have made the political calculus even more difficult by structuring the healthcare bill so the popular provisions begin immediately while significant tax impacts are delayed until 2013.

That hasn’t stopped GOP leaders, including Mitt Romney and Sen. Jim DeMint (S.C.), from strongly advocating for repeal as a major campaign theme.

“It raises taxes, slashes the more private side of Medicare, installs price controls and puts a new federal bureaucracy in charge of healthcare,” Romney, a potential 2012 presidential candidate, said of Obama’s healthcare reform in a statement.

But stressing healthcare could muddy the GOP message on jobs and the economy and put its candidates in danger of appearing callous or getting bogged down in intricate policy arguments.

“I don’t see it as a great argument for Republican campaigns this year,” said Joseph Antos, a healthcare scholar at the conservative-leaning American Enterprise Institute. “I don’t see healthcare as such as a big issue for them. I think it’s economy and jobs.”

Antos said Republican candidates would be in a tricky position because if they campaigned on a broad repeal of the Democratic healthcare reform law, it would open them up to political attack.
If they chose to focus on overturning narrow provisions of the law, those arguments are “more technical and more complicated and not prone to the sound bite — they’re not really good on a campaign poster,” Antos said.

Republicans advocating repeal will be competing with popular provisions that start immediately, while having to warn against less attractive items that voters won’t feel for some time.

By August, the law will bar insurance companies from excluding children with pre-existing medical conditions and allow children to stay on their family policies until age 26.

This year, it will reduce the size of the Medicare drug benefit “doughnut hole” by $500, helping seniors whose prescription drug costs are not covered by the current program. It will also provide $5 billion in federal funding to create purchasing pools to help high-risk individuals buy insurance.

Taxes will go up by only $8.5 billion through 2012, the presidential election year, most of it to be borne by drug manufacturers and high-income earners.

It’s not until the year after the election that the $31.9 billion in tax increases go into effect, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation.

Beginning in 2010, the legislation would also provide tax credits to small businesses to give healthcare benefits to employees. Tax credits of up to 35 percent of premiums would be made available to companies immediately.

The only taxes that will kick in this year are a 10 percent excise tax on indoor tanning services and a fee on insurance companies, which are expected to earn less than $100 million for 2010.

“Even if Republicans scored a 1994-style landslide in November, how many votes could we muster to reopen the ‘doughnut hole’ and charge seniors more for prescription drugs?” wrote David Frum, who was a speechwriter for former President George W. Bush and has questioned the wisdom of Republicans campaigning on a repeal message. “How many votes to re-allow insurers to rescind policies when they discover a pre-existing condition? How many votes to banish 25-year-olds from their parents’ insurance coverage?”

Frum noted in an essay published Sunday that even if Republicans captured the Senate and the House, they could not deliver on a promise to repeal healthcare reform because Obama would still occupy the White House and would veto the effort.

More here

PRUDEN: Now Comes November

Now the real fun begins. President Obama and his Democratic legion, frightened with good cause, want the health care "reform" debate to be over and done with. "It's time to move on." Lots of luck with that.

"This," the president said, interrupting his undivided attention to a basketball game to celebrate the House vote, "is what change looks like." Alas, it's what an abortion looks like. What the president and the Democrats don't want to think about is that the public has already looked at this "change" and can't wait to punish a lot of somebodies for it.

The first rush of euphoria that greets a presidential legislative triumph has given way in record time to stark reality. Sobering up quickly was inevitable. This was a health care takeover by the government that nobody wanted and even in the Democratic majority nobody wanted to be seen voting for. Only a perverted sense of party loyalty carried the day. Nancy Pelosi's overheard remark to Steny Hoyer, the majority leader, as they walked into the Capitol said it all: "We've got to find at least one more than 216 votes because nobody wants to be blamed for casting the deciding vote."

Keep reading..

Obama Restores Cash-Strapped ACORN's Funding As Reward For HealthCare Support

By Matthew Vadum

President Obama has quietly moved behind the scenes to restore full funding to the radical group ACORN, which was his former employer and legal client. In a move ignored by the media, OMB director Peter Orszag circulated a directive to federal agencies ordering them to begin funding ACORN again. ACORN is the hyperpartisan lead group in the Health Care for America Now (HCAN) coalition and has long supported a government takeover of the U.S. health care system.

The fiscal floodgates will soon re-open for ACORN despite a congressional ban on funding the activist group that has long been a practitioner of election fraud. In a March 16 memo Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director Peter Orszag ordered federal agencies to resume funding the group whose employees were caught on hidden camera videos last year condoning and encouraging a variety of crimes including child prostitution and tax evasion.

The memo came a week after renegade federal judge Nina Gershon of the Eastern District of New York made permanent her temporary injunction prohibiting Congress from cutting off funding for ACORN. The memo also came despite the fact that the Department of Justice is planning to appeal Gershon's ruling and seek a stay pending appeal.

ACORN is under indictment in Nevada for election fraud. Jury selection in set to begin in the summer in Las Vegas. ACORN is also teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.

The New York Times noticed this fact only today and got around to reporting it four months after I reported it right here at TAS.

Please Fight for Your Country: Join AFP Tonight! 7pm

Our monthly meeting will be this Wednesday at 7pm at Brew River in Salisbury at 7pm. this will primarily be a pre-planning meeting for the TAX Day TEA party on April 15th. Please come out and get involved. This years TEA Party promises to be massive and we need your help. and input now. Please pre-register here and send your friiends this link.

Please patronize our generous hosts for allowing us to use their facility. See you then!

New Rally Cry: Don't Submit

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has a message for the Americans people: Do not submit to "Obamacare," the massive health-care reform bill President Obama just signed into law."

I want to let people know that we hear you," she told WND. "We want this bill repealed, too, and we're not just going to roll over and accept Obamacare. We're not going to roll over and let Nancy Pelosi have her way because it was just a handful of Democrats leadership that pushed this bill onto the backs of 300 million Americans. We don't have to accept this."

While Bachmann explained that she is not advocating civil disobedience, she said people must not give into apathy and believe the health-care bill cannot be overturned.

She was the first lawmaker down on the floor this week as she eagerly presented H.R. 4309, a one-page bill to repeal the Democrats' health "reform."

Asked whether the health-care bill really has a chance of being repealed, Bachmann replied, "It's very difficult. I won't put rose-colored glasses on. But 76 percent of the people in the United States have said that they don't want this bill."

Americans must prepare to take the fight to the polls this election, she explained, and they must vote for constitutional conservatives to make up majorities in the House and Senate.

"What we saw on Sunday evening was the results of November 2008," Bachmann said. "Pure and simple, that's what it was. We also will have our day of victory, but we have to focus on November 2010. It is all about choosing constitutional conservatives who have a winnable chance of getting elected."

She added that the American people must also strategically select a strong presidential candidate in 2012.

"We can take no substitutes for our nominee. We cannot be fooled with someone who is conservative lite," Bachmann said. "It has to be a bold, strong, constitutional conservative who we run for president, one who is strong enough to see this fight through of repealing Obamacare. We absolutely can do it."

She called repeal of Obamacare a winning issue and the No. 1 concern that conservative candidates would be wise to embrace during their campaigns this year.

Read more

Eastern Shore Soccer Club

U6 Coed 3v3 Soccer Training and Game Sessions

The first step in preparing for Travel/Competitive Soccer
May 8th thru June 19th (No Games Memorial Weekend)
Early registration encouraged, space is limited
$55 Per Player (Includes Uniform)
We will be following US Youth Soccer Rules and Guidelines
Must be Born Between 8/1/2003 and 7/31/2005
All Training/Games will be in Fruitland, MD.

Why Small Sided Training and Games?
1. Because we want our young soccer players to touch the soccer ball more often and become more skillful with it! (Individual technical development)
2. Because we want our young soccer players to make more, less-complicated decisions during the game! (Tactical development)
3. Because we want our young soccer players to be more physically efficient in the field space they are playing in! (Reduced field size)
4. Because we want our young soccer players to have more individual teaching time with the coach! Less players on the field and less players on the team will guarantee this! (Need to feel worthy and need to feel important)
5. Because we want our young soccer players to have more, involved playing time in the game! (More opportunity to solve problems that only the game presents)
6. Because we want our young soccer players to have more opportunity to play on both sides of the ball! (More exposure to attacking and defending situations)
7. Because we want our young soccer players to have more opportunities to score goals! (Pure excitement)

**Volunteer Coaches Needed : Must attend Coaches Meeting and Will be provided with US YOUTH SOCCER Training DVD for this Specific Age Group.

Contact Harry Anderson at 443-373-1743 or email ESSoccerCoach@AOL.COM for Registration or More Information.

A Message From The Governor

Healthcare for 32 Million More

This morning, I joined President Obama following the signing of landmark healthcare reform legislation that will provide health care to 32 million more Americans.Under the President's leadership, our nation will finally begin to control the rising cost of healthcare in America, improve the ability of all Americans to take their children to a doctor, and put the American people back in control of their healthcare decisions. And finally, for every American family, insurance companies will not be able to deny anyone healthcare coverage due to a pre-existing condition.These national reforms will build on our efforts over the last three years to expand access to healthcare for 161,000 more Marylanders, including 78,500 children, and at the same time save Maryland taxpayers and small businesses the hidden costs of uncompensated care.

Because of the reforms we have already put in place in our state – things like the Maryland Health Insurance Partnership for small businesses and closing the prescription drug donut hole for our seniors – these federal reforms will save our state more than $1 billion over the next ten years.

And to make sure Maryland is doing all that it can to effectively implement these reforms, tomorrow I will be announcing the creation of new task force to make sure we maximize healthcare access and affordability for all Marylanders.

Find out more about how the federal reforms impact your family.
Martin O'MalleyGovernor

Police Cite Driver Error In New York Prius Incident

1. Police Cite Driver Error in New York Prius Incident

Police in Harrison, N.Y. on Monday said it appears that a widely reported Prius crash on March 9 was caused by pedal misapplication.

"The vehicle accelerator in this case was depressed 100 percent at the time of collision,” Capt. Anthony Marraccini, acting chief of the Harrison police department, said at a press conference yesterday afternoon. “There was absolutely no indication of any brake application.” The Associated Press reported that the department’s findings were based on information from the car's on-board event data recorder. NHTSA announced last week that its investigators had reached the same conclusion. Toyota engineers also participated in the investigation. "Toyota has been very cooperative," said Capt. Marraccini. Capt. Marraccini noted that the driver in this incident "believes she depressed the brake.” The results of the investigation, however, were “black and white,” according to the chief. She did not try to deceive police, he said, and she faces no charges. Sharing his thoughts after the investigation, Reuters News reported that the acting police chief noted, "Quite honestly, I would have no reservations about putting my own family" in a Prius. To read more about this investigation, please click on (Associated Press) or on (CNN)

2. Kelley Blue Book: Toyota Resale Values Expected to Rise, Customer Interest in New Vehicles Increases

Resale values of Toyota-brand vehicles are expected to rise in the months ahead, according to a new forecast from Kelley Blue Book. "Toyota may finally be turning the corner," according to James Bell, executive market analyst at Kelley Blue Book. The forecast notes that Toyota's three-year resale values are expected to rise 4.2 percentage points year-over-year. While that is below the industry average of 6.2 percentage points, it’s a reversal from February, when Kelley Blue Book lowered its outlook on used Toyota vehicles. Toyota outpaced Honda and Porsche in the forecast. In addition, other data from Kelley Blue Book shows that consideration of and interest in Toyota vehicles has increased considerably in the last week, rebounding to higher levels than before the company's recent major recall announcements. According to the Kelley Blue Book report, “the latest data shows 45 percent of in-market new-car shoppers now are considering a Toyota, up 13 percentage points from last week.” This is “17 percentage points higher than Toyota's consideration was at its lowest point in the midst of the recall crisis…in early February.” To read Kelley Blue Book’s press release on this new forecast, please click on

3. Local News Broadcasts Focus on Extensive Toyota Testing

More than 25 TV stations across the county – including stations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Antonio, Miami, Charlotte and Detroit – ran stories yesterday about the extensive steps Toyota takes to test its vehicle electronics. Many of the reports included rarely seen video footage of electromagnetic interference testing at Toyota’s testing facility in Japan as well as excerpts from an interview with Kristen Tabar, General Manager of Electronics Systems at the Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. “Our testing is so extensive and so deep, I’m very confident that the electronics are not causing” unintended acceleration, Taber noted. CNN also broadcast a report featuring an interview with Tabar yesterday. To see a Toyota interview with Kristen Tabar, please click on In addition, for dealers wishing to download Tabar’s video interview from Toyota’s news web site for airing in their showrooms, here are the instructions: Go to On the front page, go to the “Featured Video” area and click on “Top U.S. Toyota Electronics Engineer Details Extensive Testing Processes” A “Video Library” page will come up and scroll down to the bottom of the video and click on “Download Hi-Res Version (48.4 Mb)” Click on the “I accept this Terms of Use Policy” box, then click on “download” A “File Download” box will come up; click “Save” to save the file to the hard drive of your computer Once on your computer, use the computer’s system to burn the file to a blank DVD

4. Columnist Talks About Driving the ‘Dangermobile’ – a Toyota Prius A columnist in today’s Boston Globe offered his own personal perspective on some of the media coverage and public reaction to allegations of unintended acceleration in his ride of choice, the Prius. To read his column, please click on


Check it out:

BTW – no mention that Frank Kratovil voted "NO" so I guess they won’t be supporting his reelection!

And get this – links are posted on that website for many local elected democrat officials, but not included are Gary Comegys and Shanie Shields.

The content on this website is proof positive that we need to elect more Republicans to local, state and federal offices.

Today's Wildlife Photo By Scott Phoebus


Governor to announce Health Care Reform Coordinating Council to implement federal reforms in Maryland

– Governor Martin O’Malley will address the impact of federal health care reforms on Maryland families at an event outside Anne Arundel Medical Center today, where the Governor will announce the creation of the Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council. The Coordinating Council is intended to implement the reforms as efficiently and effectively as possible for the thousands of Maryland families who will benefit.

Governor O’Malley will be joined by medical professionals, as well as Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary John Colmers.

GALLUP: Obama Most Polarizing President Ever

Analysts: Kratovil's No Vote Won't Save Him

In the wake of Rep. Frank Kratovil’s second ‘no’ vote on healthcare, local political analysts are concluding that it won’t help him much:

“Maryland political analysts said Monday that Democratic Congressman Frank Kratovil's vote against health care legislation may not help him much in a tough re-election bid in a conservative-leaning district. Kratovil was one of 34 Democrats to vote against the historic bill Sunday night. The first-term Congressman, who barely won the First District seat in 2008, cited concerns about the cost of the legislation in a statement released after the vote. Kratovil and Maryland's lone Republican Congressman Roscoe Bartlett were the only two of the state's eight U.S. House members to oppose the bill. Donald F. Norris, chairman of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County's Department of Public Policy, said he doesn't think the vote will do much to help Kratovil's political future. ‘He is probably — if not the most vulnerable Democrat in the country, he is one of the most vulnerable,’ Norris said. ‘He feels he's got to do everything he can to make himself re-electable, and I don't think a vote on health care one way or another will make that much of a difference.’” (Kathleen Miller, “Md.'s Kratovil Bucks Democrats On Healthcare,” Associated Press, 3/22/10)

One reason? Marylanders know Kratovil supports government-run healthcare, if not the specific measures passed by the House:

“[Kratovil]…is on record supporting the public option for health care—though he voted against the House version of the health care bill in the end…” (Emily Esfahani Smith, “Democrat in Danger,” Weekly Standard, 2/22/10)

“I believe that a public option may help reduce costs by increasing competition and expanding consumer choice…” (“Health care,” Kratovil congressional website, accessed 3/23/10)

Kratovil signed a far-left, Big Labor-funded group’s petition calling for “a public insurance plan.”

Another reason? The folks he represents just don’t trust him – they’ve watched him cave one too many times.

He voted against Obama’s reckless stimulus:

“Maryland Rep. Frank Kratovil was one of only 11 Democrats to vote against President Barack Obama's stimulus package. The first-term congressman issued a statement following the vote saying the country is already facing the largest budget deficit and tough choices need to be made about spending taxpayer's money. Kratovil said he was not convinced the package focused enough on the programs most likely to have a short-term economic impact.” (“Md. Democrat joins GOP in vote against stimulus,” Associated Press, 2/2/09)

Then he flip-flopped and voted for it:

“Rep. Frank Kratovil joined Maryland's six other Democratic congressman in voting in favor of the $787 billion stimulus package, which has just been approved by the House of Representatives. The freshman from the Eastern Shore was one of five Democrats who switched sides and voted for the measure after having opposed it last month, when the House first approved it.” (Paul West, “Kratovil Changes Sides, Supports Stimulus Package; Bartlett Only ‘No’ Vote,” Baltimore Sun “Maryland Politics,” 2/13/09)

Kratovil told Pelosi ‘no’ when she asked him to vote for her job-killing energy tax:

“To Democratic opponents and skeptics, Pelosi seemed to be everywhere this week, lobbying for her ‘flagship’ bill - an effort expected to culminate Friday in a vote too close for anyone to guarantee one way or the other…On the floor Thursday, she buttonholed one of the most vulnerable of those marginal members, Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-Md.), who replaced a Republican last year and is a top target of Republican campaign efforts. She spoke forcefully, waving her hands. Kratovil just kept shaking his head no.” (Mike Soraghan, “Tap on the shoulder from Pelosi,” The Hill, 6/26/09)

The next day, he gave in and voted for it:

“Some Eastern Shore farmers are unhappy with Congressman Frank Kratovil for voting for a bill that would regulate greenhouse gas emissions through a cap-and-trade system.” (“Kratovil catches flak for cap-and-trade vote,” Associated Press, 8/4/09)

A Brooke Mulford Update

Well, it’s a good thing that I took Brooke up to CHOP last Thursday. She wound up with a hole in her central line (MedComp) and had to have surgery on Friday to have it removed. The timing was perfect at least. She is pretty much done with treatment other than oral Accutane until April 28th and our surgeon who we just love (Dr. Mattei) at CHOP is usually not there Fridays but he was that day and was able to do her surgery. We were going to try to wait until she did her end of study scans sometime in May but it is so nice having them out. We don’t have to worry about flushing them daily, changing caps weekly, dressing changes and most of all the risk of her getting a line infection and she can take real baths again! Brooke did great right after the surgery and as soon as she felt up to it wanted to make her rounds through the hospital to see everyone and show them that her “tubies” were all gone! Once we left CHOP to head back to my Mom’s house in NJ she started to feel the effects (overall just didn’t feel well and was exhausted) so we stayed another night at my Mom’s just in case there were any issues which thankfully there were not and she woke up Sat morning feeling great.

Sunday, Brooke had her last GM-CSF injection (woo hoo)! Thank you Miss Liz so much for what feels like the hundreds of shots that you have given Brooke over the past year and a half (and also Kellie, Tonia, Dr. Jeff and Marcie’s friends in NJ for filling in when Liz was unable to). There is no way I could have given them to her (well I guess I could have if I had to but I’m so glad that I didn’t)!

We are heading back up to NJ tomorrow after Brooke’s dentist appt. She is scheduled at CHOP Wed morning with her Audiologist, Wendy and then has Onco clinic in the afternoon with Dr. Weiser.

Please also pray for the little boy Wayne at Brooke’s school that was just recently diagnosed with stage IV NB. He was scheduled to start his chemo today at Hopkins.

God Bless,

I really want to give a shout out to some special people that have chosen to honor Brooke by shaving their heads to raise money for pediatric cancer at various St. Baldrick events throughout the country. Some I know and some we have never met but they are all hero’s to us! If you are interested in visiting their fundraising pages, I have included the links under each name.

Sam Hayes, who is the 8 yr old son of Maureen, a good friend of mine from high school, shaved his head March 13 in Lawrenceville, NJ and has raised over $1200! His mom told me that after he got it shaved he said, “I’m going to do this every year until Brooke is all better!” The event itself even honored Brooke and her story/photo was posted throughout the event!

RJ Gauld, a friend of mine from high school and his son Matthew participated March 7th in Collingswood, NJ and each raised $210! RJ

: Matthew:

Jason Pickett: and Jim Mauro: will be shaving their heads in Baltimore, MD on March 27th and Elizabeth W. will be shaving hers on May 14th in Tinley Park, IL

Sunday Sessions Since 1861


I found this link from the Senate showing the Sunday sessions since 1861.


Sunday Sessions of the Senate (since 1861)
This list is not comprehensive for dates before 1945. Additional Sunday sessions may have occurred for which no records have been found.
Topic of Debate
Time In
Time Out
Dec 20, 2009
Health care reform
1:00 p.m.
11:31 p.m.
Dec 13, 2009
Omnibus spending bill; Health care reform
1:30 p.m.
5:01 p.m.
Dec 6, 2009
Health care reform
12:30 p.m.
5:24 p.m.
Jan 11, 2009
Omnibus Public Land Management bill
1:00 p.m.
2:24 p.m.
Jul 27, 2008
Pro forma session
10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
Dec 23, 2007
Pro forma session
11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
Dec 18, 2005
Awaiting various conference reports
6:00 p.m.
8:37 p.m.
Mar 20, 2005
Relief of the parents of Terri Schiavo
2:00 p.m.
4:40 p.m.
Oct 10, 2004
JOBS bill (corporate tax)
10:30 a.m.
9:20 p.m.
Nov 23, 2003
Medicare prescription drugs
1:00 p.m.
10:45 p.m.
Oct 29, 2000
Continuing resolution
4:00 p.m.
7:58 p.m.
Nov 9, 1997
1:00 p.m.
8:50 p.m.
Dec 31, 1995
Continuing resolution; furloughed agencies
12:00 p.m.
1:40 p.m.
Dec 17, 1995
Continuing resolution; furloughed agencies
5:00 p.m.
6:13 p.m.
Nov 19, 1995
Continuing resolution; furloughed agencies
2:30 p.m.
7:28 p.m.
Oct 28, 1990
Clean air; year-end measures
(Continued session from 10/27/90)
9:00 a.m.
2:17 a.m.*
Oct 7, 1990
Budget resolution
6:00 p.m.
6:10 p.m.
Sep 30, 1990
Continuing resolution; debt limit
6:30 p.m.
7:34 p.m.
Nov 19, 1989
Labor/HHS approps.; catastrophic health
1:00 p.m.
10:45 p.m.
Dec 20, 1987
Continuing appropriations
6:00 p.m.
8:28 p.m.
Oct 6, 1985
Public debt; balanced budget
3:00 p.m.
6:12 p.m.
Dec 19, 1982
Gas tax; highways
2:00 p.m.
8:34 p.m.
Nov 22, 1981
Continuing appropriations
1:30 p.m.
10:34 p.m.
Oct 15, 1978
Energy tax; income tax
(Continued session from 10/14/78)
9:00 a.m.
7:16 p.m.*
Dec 2, 1973
Public debt limit; campaign finance
10:00 a.m.
11:58 a.m.
Jul 3, 1960
Sugar Act
(Continued Session from 7/2/60)
10:00 a.m.
8:33 a.m.
Jul 6, 1952
Supplemental appropriations FY 1953
(Continued session from 7/5/52)
12:00 p.m.
5:09 p.m.
Jul 27, 1947
Second supp. approps.; conference rpts.
(Continued session from 7/26/47)
12:00 p.m.
3:50 a.m.
Mar 3, 1929
Enlarging Capitol grounds
11:23 a.m.
11:40 a.m.
Mar 4, 1923
Sugar bill
10:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
Dec 15, 1918
Memorial addresses for Senator Tillman
11:00 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
Mar 3, 1861
Slavery; Constitution
12:30 p.m.
Time not

MSP Press Release

LOCATION: Church St. at Naylor St., Salisbury, Wicomico County, MD 21801 CASE NUMBER: 10-54-002926

1. Attempted 2nd Degree Murder
2. Assault 1st Degree
3. Assault 2nd Degree
4. Reckless Endangerment
5. Malicious Destruction of Property
6. Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
7. Possession CDS

VICTIM: State of Maryland

Accused: Gregory Alan Brittingham, W/M , 33 YOA, Newark, MD

BRIEF RESUME: On the above date and time, the Salisbury Barrack was notified of a roll over motor vehicle collision that occurred at Mt. Herman Rd. and Civic Ave involving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. A second call was received by a citizen who advised the operator later identified ass Gregory Alan Brittingham from Newark, MD was possibly intoxicated and fleeing the scene. The citizen remained in contact with the Salisbury Barrack and followed the suspect vehicle. Officers from the Maryland State Police, Wicomico County Sheriffs Office and the Salisbury City Police Department located the vehicle at the intersection of Church St. and Naylor St., stopped at a stop sign. Officers positioned their vehicles around the suspects car to prevent him from fleeing. As Tfc. Edwards was exiting his marked patrol vehicle, the suspect accelerated from a complete stop and rammed the patrol vehicle colliding into the passenger side. The suspect then briefly fled in the vehicle before he was stopped a second time and taken into custody. The suspect was found to be under the influence of alcohol and in possession of marijuana. The Wicomico County Bureau of Investigation was on scene, and after reviewing the incident which was captured on in car cameras, it was determined the suspect would be charged with attempted 2nd degree murder, 1st and 2nd degree assault, reckless endangerment, and malicious destruction of property, in addition to the driving under the influence of alcohol, and possession of CDS. Gregory Alan Brittingham was taken to the Wicomico County Detention Center. No injuries were sustained as a result of the collision.

Investigating Trooper Name: Tfc A. Edwards / Tfc. O. Elzey