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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Empty Promises

Report: Child Poverty Spikes in D.C. Region

WASHINGTON - The idea that poverty is limited to big cities and urban living is changing in the capital region as childhood poverty rates spike in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, according to a new study.

In Montgomery County, for example, childhood poverty rose from 4.1 percent in 2005 to 9.7 percent in 2010, according to the report   by Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP), a D.C. philanthropic investment organization.

The most staggering spike is seen in Alexandria, where the childhood poverty rate jumped from 3.4 percent to 13.7 percent.



Potty training is often considered an unpleasant task facing parents, but under current social norms, it has to be done. And like most bathroom activities, it’s usually a private event.
One mother of twins in Utah, though, took her training public, placing her daughters on potty training toilets — you know, the plastic seats with a little toilet lid — at a public restaurant’s table. KSL-TV reports Kimberly Decker, who was in the restaurant at the time, snapped a photo of this disturbing scene   and posted it on Facebook.


Bill Clinton was off his game tonight in one of the longest nomination speeches in the history of humankind. 

The former president began his DNC speech mocking the the very idea of self empowerment and individual success. After seeming to imply that he could work better with compromise than the man he was nominating, he launched into his trademark rhetoric:

Emails Suggest Axelrod Leaned on Gallup After Unfavorable Poll

Employees at the venerable Gallup polling firm suggested they felt threatened by Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod when he questioned the methodology of a mid-April poll showing Mitt Romney leading the president – according to internal emails published Thursday.
That poll showed Romney leading Obama 48-43 percent.
The exchange, according to emails published by The Daily Caller  , started when Axelrod sent a tweet saying the tracking poll was “saddled with some methodological problems” and directing followers to a National Journal story in which a professor suggested outdated sampling.  

President Obama Sends Desperation Letter Before He Goes On Stage Tonight And Now Asks For $25.00

From: Barack Obama
To: Joe Albero
Date: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 8:57 pm

Joe --

Before I go on stage to accept the nomination, there's one thing I need to say: Thank you.

It's because you've got my back that I'm here. And if we win this, it will be because of you, too.

Can you pitch in $25 or more right now?

I can't tell you how grateful I am.



During the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, TheBlaze took to Time Warner Cable Arena to speak with delegates about the most pressing issues of our time. Most of those interviewed were good sports, answering questions about the trajectory of the country under Obama, the Affordable Care Act and even Socialism.
One of our conversations took an unexpected turn, however, when we asked New York delegate Julia Rodriguez about her views on the direction of the country. Rodriguez promptly shouted that she would, in fact, like to “kill” Mitt Romney.

Ben & Jerry's Sues Over Trademark Violation

Ben & Jerry's considers "Ben & Cherry's" in bad taste.

The ice cream maker that introduced the flavors Schweddy Balls and Karamel Sutra sued the maker of "Ben & Cherry's" X-rated DVDs Wednesday, saying the "hardcore pornographic" films have smeared its reputation.

The trademark lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan said the sale of hardcore and exploitive pornographic DVDs and related goods is tarnishing Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc.'s name by creating an association with pornography. It said the claims arise from the distribution and sale of a series of DVDs containing "exploitative, hardcore pornographic films" featuring titles and themes based on "well-known and iconic" Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors as well as packaging that contains key company features such as a grazing cow, green grass and large white puffy clouds.


Colorado Girl Recovering From Bubonic Plague

The parents of 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing thought she had the flu when she felt sick days after camping in southwest Colorado.
It wasn't until she had a seizure that her father knew something was seriously wrong and rushed her to a hospital in their town of Pagosa Springs. She had a 107-degree fever, and doctors were baffled by the cause.
"I didn't know what was going on. I just reacted," Sean Downing said. "I thought she died."

Russian Man Stages Own Death Before Proposing to Girlfriend

The nuptials promise of "till death us do part" got an intriguing twist in the Russian city of Omsk when a woman received an elaborate marriage proposal from her boyfriend, who she thought had just died.

Irena Kolokov was caught off guard when she turned up to meet her boyfriend, Alexey Bykov, 30, but found what appeared to be a horrific car accident when she arrived.

Little did Kolokov know when she arranged to meet Bykov at a pre-determined location in the southwestern Siberian city that she was about to have one of the most horrifying -- and then happiest -- moments of her life.



The Democratic Party’s symbolic dismissal of God with the removal and forced return of His name to its platform by party officials amid boos from delegates could be the turning point in the 2012 presidential campaign said talk radio-host Michael Savage.

“This is a big moment,” Savage told his listeners after describing a remarkable divine encounter he experienced last night that has underscored for him the gravity of the moment.
“America is disgusted with this party of atheists and America haters,” he said.

Oil From BP Spill Uncovered by Isaac's Waves

Waves from Hurricane Isaac uncovered oil previously buried along Gulf Coast beaches, exposing crude that wasn't cleaned up after the BP spill in 2010.

Since Isaac made landfall more than a week ago, the water the storm has receded and tar balls and oil have been reported on shores in Alabama and Louisiana, where officials closed a 13-mile stretch of beach Tuesday.

BP said Wednesday some of that oil was from the spill, but said some of the crude may be from other sources, too.


Md. Fatal Derailment Caused $2.2M in Damage

The Ellicott City, Md., coal train derailment last month that killed two young women caused $2.2 million in damage, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

The board is investigating the Aug. 20 accident and released a preliminary report   Wednesday. But the report doesn't state what caused the derailment.

A portion of the main track was destroyed in the derailment. And six of the coal cars fell 15 feet to a public parking lot below the tracks, the report says.

Hard 'Scraping' Brings Soft-Crab Rewards

Starting before sunup, Smith Island waterman Mark Kitching spends hours repeatedly "scraping" the submerged grass beds that grow abundantly around his home in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. On a recent morning, he's commuted 45 minutes through the pre-dawn darkness to work north of Holland Straits some 13 miles away.



Political commercials using a candidate’s own words to show that someone has changed positions, flip-flopped or lied, is nothing new. However, TheBlaze has discovered a new video that seems to take the idea a few steps further, expanding the :30 second commercial into a short, un-narrated documentary.



As previously reported by TheBlaze, Mark Alan Siegel, the Palm Beach County Democratic chairman, spoke with Scottie Hughes of Patriot TV   on Wednesday shortly after Democrats reinstated the words “God” and “Jerusalem” into their official platform, where he proceeded to go on a hateful anti-Christian rant, claiming all “fundamentalist Christians” want Jews to die to bring about the second coming of Jesus Christ.
“I’m Jewish, I’m not a fan of any other religion than Judaism,” he said. “The worst possible allies for the Jewish state are the fundamentalist Christians who want Jews to die and convert so they can bring on the second coming of their Lord.”
Video of the interview spread across the internet like wildfire, prompting calls for him to resign over of the controversial statements. Seemingly crumbling under the pressure, Siegel announced Thursday that he will be taking a leave of absence and issued the following apology:

Reported Theft Of Romney Tax Records Being Probed

The Secret Service said Wednesday it is investigating the reported theft of copies of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's federal tax records during a break-in at an accounting office in Franklin. Someone claiming responsibility demanded $1 million not to make them public.

An anonymous letter sent to Romney's accounting firm and political offices in Tennessee and published online sought $1 million in hard-to-trace Internet currency to prevent the disclosure of his tax filings, which have emerged as a key focus during the 2012 presidential race. Romney released his 2010 tax returns and a 2011 estimate in January, but he has refused to disclose his returns from earlier years.

Drew Peterson Found Guilty of Murdering Third Wife

DEVELOPING: Jurors convicted Drew Peterson of murdering his third wife Thursday, capping a sensational, five-year legal saga that began after the swaggering former Illinois police officer's fourth wife vanished.
Peterson, 58, sat stoically looking straight ahead and did not react as the verdict was read, but several of Savio's family members gasped before hugging each other as they cried quietly in the courtroom. Illinois has no death penalty, and Peterson now faces a maximum 60-year prison term when sentenced on Nov. 26.
The trial was the first of its kind in Illinois history, with prosecutors building their case largely on secondhand hearsay thanks to a new law, dubbed "Drew's Law," tailored to Peterson's case. That hearsay, prosecutors had said, would let his third and fourth wives "speak from their graves" through family and friends to convict Peterson.

Fact Check: First Lady's False Fairy Tale Of Struggle

First Lady Michelle Obama’s pitch to voters last night relied on the premise that she and her husband understand what it is to struggle to make ends meet. She spoke movingly about their early years--about how a young Barack Obama drove a car that was “rusted out" and found his furniture “in a dumpster,” how they both came from families that had to “scrape by.” Her fairy tale--however well-delivered--was one great, big, colorful lie.
Both Michelle Robinson and Barack Obama began their adult lives with a leg up on the rest of America. They attended elite schools: Michelle went to Whitney Young, the public magnet school for Chicago’s upper class, while Barack attended Punahou, the private prep school for the top stratum of Hawaiian society. They were accepted to Ivy League schools despite undistinguished credentials, and both attended Harvard Law School.

“[B]elieve it or not, when we were first married, our combined monthly student loan bills were actually higher than our mortgage,” Michelle said. That sounds like a raw deal--but in fact reflects their fortunate circumstances. They had both just graduated from a very expensive law school, and their combined income from cushy law firm jobs dwarfed the repayments. Barack also soon enjoyed a second salary from the University of Chicago.

They had expensive tastes, reflected in the $277,500 two-bedroom condo they bought in 1993--a high price even by today’s standards. Several years later, they moved into their $1.65 million mansion in Hyde Park--with the help of fraudster Tony Rezko. Barack often told a story of hardship on the campaign trail in 2008 about having his credit card declined--once. The fact that he thought this counted as real hardship speaks volumes.



One of my favorite things about conventions -- either party -- are the enthusiastic sartorial choices of many delegates. This year's DNC was no different, except for these pins:




Government Office Building Room 301
Times shown for agenda items are estimates only.
6:00 p.m. CALL TO ORDER
CONSENT AGENDA – City Clerk Kim Nichols
 April 26, 2012 work session minutes (revised)
 May 21, 2012 work session minutes
 May 29, 2012 regular meeting minutes
 June 4, 2012 work session minutes
 Resolution No. 2199 - approving the appointment of Gretchen Ardis to the City o
Salisbury Elections Board for a term ending 1/31/2018
 Resolution No. 2200 - approving the appointment of Thomas E. Tucker to the
Ethics Commission for a term ending 9/30/2013
 Resolution No. 2201 - approving the reappointment of Brenden D. Frederick to the
Historic District Commission for a term ending 8/31/2014
AWARD OF BIDS – Assistant Internal Services Director-Procurement Catrice Parsons 2
 Award - EMS Billing RFP 02-12
RESOLUTIONS – City Administrator John Pick
 Resolution No. 2202 - approving the development of affordable housing at Fitzwater Street, to be financed directly by the Department of Housing and Community Development of the State of Maryland or through the Department’s Community Development Administration
 Resolution No. 2203 – amending the Salisbury City Council Regulations and
Rules of Order
ORDINANCES – City Attorney Mark Tilghman
 Ordinance No. 2216 – 2nd reading – approving a budget amendment of the FY13
General Fund Budget to appropriate funds received from the 2012 Speed Camera
Program to purchase a new network server and related software and six laptop
 Ordinance No. 2217 - 1st reading –FY13 budget amendment of the General Fund
and Water and Sewer Fund to appropriate funds to cover the City’s share of the
Maryland State Retirement and Pension Fund’s administrative and operating costs

Ordinance No. 2218 - 1st reading – to abandon a portion of an existing utility
easement on property owned by Peninsula Regional Medical Center located at 100 East Carroll Street, Camden Election District, Wicomico County, State of Maryland
 Ordinance No. 2219 - 1st reading –FY2013 budget amendment to appropriate funds for additional mosquito spraying
 Ordinance No. 2220 - 1st reading – FY2013 General Fund budget amendment to
appropriate funds for Police salaries and to open a frozen position

Phelps, Other Olympians To Be Feted Monday

Baltimore plans to celebrate the Olympic achievements of Michael Phelps and other Marylanders in the Inner Harbor.
The governor's office says the event will be held Monday afternoon at 4:00 at Baltimore's Inner Harbor Amphitheater.
Phelps and Maryland Olympians and Paralympians will attend the event, along with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Gov. Martin O'Malley and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

Falling Behind In Internet Connectivity

Americans are falling way behind the rest of the developed world when it comes to internet connectivity. The nation of South Korea is expected to have internet speeds 200-times what we have here in the United States by the end of the year. And here's the kicker: they'll pay only $27 a month for it. According to a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development – the United States is falling way behind other developed nations when it comes to internet speeds and connectivity. Currently, more than 94% of South Koreans have access to high speed internet. In that United States, only 70% of us do – with roughly 100 million Americans unable to access high-speed internet at all. So what's the secret in South Korea? Government regulation that prevents oligopolies from rising up in the internet market and charging whatever they want. It's time we start enforcing the Sherman Anti-trust Act in America again – break up the giant internet cartel – and bring more competition into the market to lower prices. High-speed internet is the basis of the new economy – and thus it should be fundamental right for all Americans to have access to it.

Retirement Claims Hit Highest Level Since January

Federal employees submitted nearly 9,000 retirement claims   in August — more than in any other month besides January, which typically sees a wave of feds taking retirement.

The Office of Personnel Management received 8,973 retirement claims in August, nearly a thousand more than it projected. The agency processed 11,896 claims, also surpassing its goals.

The backlog, which now stands at 41,787 claims, is 32 percent below where it was at its height at the end of January.


How Bill Clinton's Balanced Budget Destroyed The Economy

Bill Clinton is giving the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention tonight.

The idea is to make people feel nostalgic for the last time when the economy was really booming, and hope that some of that rubs off on Obama.

However, in the New York Post, Charlie Gasparino uses the occasion to remind everyone that the seeds of our current economic malaise were planted during the Clinton years.

Basically, it was under Clinton that Fannie and Freddie really began blowing the housing bubble, issuing epic amounts of mortgage-backed debt.

The story that Gasparino tells is basically: Liberal Bill Clinton thought he could use government to make everyone a homeowner and so naturally this ended in disaster.

Gasparino specifically cites the controversial Community Reinvestment Act, a popular conservative bogeyman:

How did they do this? Through rigorous enforcement of housing mandates such as the Community Reinvestment Act, and by prodding mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to make loans to people with lower credit scores (and to buy loans that had been made by banks and, later, “innovators” like Countrywide).

The Housing Department was Fannie and Freddie’s top regulator — and under Cuomo the mortgage giants were forced to start ramping up programs to issue more subprime loans to the riskiest of borrowers.

That's interesting. But the truth is far more complicated. And more interesting.



The fallout from Jason Biggs' misogynistic Tweets against the wives of the GOP presidential ticket reached a Mile High pitch today.


Suicidal Subject Subdued By Police

On September 1, 2012, at approximately 9:55 p.m. Ocean City Police responded to the area of 2109 Philadelphia Avenue to check on the welfare of an unknown male subject. Citizens called police after the man, whose name is not being released, was initially acting disorderly but had since walked away from the area and passed out in a vehicle that was parked at the above address.

Officers met with the male, who appeared to be highly intoxicated, and learned that he had been arguing with his girlfriend and was upset over the altercation. The subject suddenly produced a folding knife from within the vehicle, opened it and held it to his own throat. Officers immediately established a perimeter around the vehicle, restricting the vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the area.

While attempting to negotiate with the male, he pulled the knife away from his body but was still holding it in his hand. During this time, an officer equipped with an Electronic Control Device (ECD) seized the opportunity to deploy his ECD into the subject. The subject experienced neuro-muscular incapacitation and dropped the knife.

At this time, officers were able to pull the subject from the vehicle and take him into custody. Despite the impact sites from the ECD probes, the subject was not injured during this incident. He was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) for an emergency evaluation and also received treatment to remove the ECD probes, which had become imbedded when he fell.

While at PRMC, the subject made statements that he intended to commit “suicide by cop” but the officers’ actions stopped him before he got the opportunity. This incident was successfully resolved through the use of the ECD. Since February 2012, Ocean City Police officers have had 10 uses of the new weapon.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., a Jewish Democratic county chairman lashed out at evangelical Christians, claiming they aren’t true friends of Jews and that Christians want Jews “slaughtered” to bring about the second coming of Jesus Christ.
 "I’m Jewish,” Palm Beach County Democratic chairman Mark Alan Siegel told Scottie Neil Hughes, a reporter attending the DNC who represents Patriot TV and the Tea Party News Network. “I’m not a fan of any religion of any religion other than Judaism.”
Hughes asked, “So, you’re not a fan of Christianity?”

Kmart Shopping Center In Front Of Farmers Bank

John Robinson's Building Condemned

If I were to take an educated guess I'd say that lightening struck the roof of this building last night.

It was pretty severe lightening as I sat in my living room and watched the storm roll in. As we all know, if you see light and the crackling noise of thunder at the same time, it's pretty darned close.

The debris is scattered on the ground through the west end of the Plaza.

Major Flood Damage In The Downtown Area

Between Royal Plus and other local disaster companies, at least 10 buildings in the Downtown area are experiencing major flood damage. None worse, (that we know of) than The Carriage House. Their entire roof collapsed from the weight of the rain.

I did speak to Mr. Robinson earlier and aparently one comment came in stating karma. Look, wheather you like John Robinson or not, no one should be wishing such things on someone else. John didn't build this building. It's unfortunate that this has happened but who knows, if the property is insured he'll enjoy a whole new roof and interior in the near future.

Md. Man Running 185 Miles For Wounded Veterans

FREDERICK, Md. - Before the Army, Spc. Mark Lopez never ran a mile in his life.
Now, Lopez is running 185 miles in rapid succession down the length of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park to raise money for wounded warriors.

Lopez, who is stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, started running Sunday in Cumberland and is expected to come through Frederick County between Wednesday and Friday.

"My biggest challenge is going to be eating enough food, but I think the running itself is going to be easy," Lopez said in a phone interview a few days before the weeklong run kicked off.


Obama's Brand Of Marxism

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” — Sun Tzu, 5th century B.C.

There is an old rule of war, which includes politics. If you misunderstand your opponent’s philosophy of life, you will misunderstand his goals. If you misunderstand his goals, you will misunderstand his strategy. If you misunderstand his strategy, you will misunderstand his tactics. This will place you at a disadvantage.

Intrade, the international betting site, has Obama’s odds of a win at about 58%. It has not been below 50% since November 2011. ( Intrade is rarely wrong in bets on political outcomes. So, if this really is a crucial election, what is your personal fall-back position if he wins? What is the Republicans’ fall-back position? After all, if the Republican Party gets out the Republican voters base by telling them that this is yet another “election of the century,” and Obama still wins, despite a rotten economy, which should doom his chances, what can they tell the troops? “Oh, well, we won the House of Representatives. We can block every bad law he proposes.” That will be the truth. Intrade bets are 90% that Republicans will win the House. If they win the Senate, too — now about 50-50 — they can even block his Supreme Court appointments.

So, that would mean that this isn’t the election of the century.


DNC Rejects Christian Gift Baskets

The Democratic National Committee banned dozens of Charlotte churches from distributing gift baskets to delegates because the congregations hold values that are contrary to the party platform, according to local religious leaders.

They told us our views on women’s rights are contrary to the Democratic party platform,” said David Benham, the lead organizer of the Charlotte714 religious movement.

Charlotte714 is a group of more than 100 churches across the region that mobilized to pray for the Democratic National Convention. More than 9,000 people gathered last Sunday for a time of worship and prayer in advance of the convention.


The Obamessiah Has Lost His Touch

Despite an improving weather forecast, Democrats have decided to abandon Bank of America stadium and move U.S President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at this year’s Democratic National Convention indoors. Rather than speaking at the 74,000-seat outdoor stadium, Obama will instead accept his party’s nomination in the 20,000-seat Time Warner Cable Arena.

“?We have been monitoring weather forecasts closely and several reports predict thunderstorms in the area, therefore we have decided to move Thursday?s proceedings to Time Warner Cable Arena to ensure the safety and security of our delegates and convention guests,” the convention’s CEO said in a statement.

Not surprisingly this move has prompted widespread speculation that the party was unable to fill Bank of America stadium – which is named after one of the main beneficiaries of the bank bailouts Obama supported. Given the disdain for the president in the surrounding areas - even among Democrats - this doesn’t surprise us in the least.



“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe that they are free.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Soap Opera Over Kabul

Oh lordy, lordy, how I love the Afghan war: It just goes on and on, without end. By comparison death and taxes seem long shots.

In the latest episode of this long-running sitcom, the Afghan army is killing GIs. Yes. Blowing them away right and left. In Washington, the Five-Sided Wind Tunnel is in shock and maybe awe. It has stopped training Afghan troops because it is scared of them. It has ordered our soldiers to stay armed to protect themselves against our devoted allies, to whom we are bringing democracy, because they want to kill us.

How can this be, you ask? The brass are puzzled too. The reason can’t be that Afghans don’t like night raids, torture, GIs going house to house and shooting women and kids, drone strikes blowing up weddings, and other routine mechanisms of democratization. Instead, it must be…Taliban infiltrators. Yes. This being decided, all is now well. Just as the military calls routine atrocities “isolated incidents,” it attributes Afghani hostility to Taliban infiltrators. Problem solved. In the modern marketing military, you don’t need a solution, just a saleable explanation.

OK. In the Guardian, I learn that actual Pentagonal military psycho-wonks have done a study on what Afghans and gringos think of each other. (report) Saith the Guardian:


Today's Fill In The Blank 9-6-12

The more I practice the better I get at _____.

WCSO Press Releases 9-6-12

Incident: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Date of Incident: 2 September 2012
Location: College Avenue, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Kevin W. Lemos, 22, Salisbury, MD

Narrative: On 2 September 2012
at 11:41 PM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle operated by Kevin Lemos for driving at night time without any headlights on. When the deputy made contact with Lemos a strong odor of alcohol was detected that prompted the deputy to ask Lemos to exit the vehicle. Upon exiting, the deputy observed that Lemos was unsteady on his feet. The deputy administered sobriety testing that Lemos performed poorly on which led to his arrest.

The deputy transported Lemos for a breath test that registered a result of .17.
The deputy also discovered that Lemos did not have a driver’s license.

Lemos was released upon the issuance of citations.

Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se
Driving Without a License

Incident: Burglary
Date of Incident: 2 September 2012
Location: 800 block of Oneida Avenue, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Anthony J. Horton, 35, Salisbury, MD

Narrative: On 2 September 2012
at 6:41 PM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported burglary in the 800 block of Oneida Avenue. Upon arrival, the deputy met with the female resident who stated that a former acquaintance, Anthony Horton came to her house and kicked in her front door for no apparent reason. Horton was unable to gain entry fully into the residence due to the chain on the door that held together. The deputy soon found Horton at another location and after an interview placed Horton under arrest.

The deputy transported Horton to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. The Commissioner detained Horton in the Detention Center in lieu of $25,000.00 bond.

Charges: Burglary 3rd Degree
Burglary 4th Degree
Malicious Destruction of Property

Incident: Child Support
Date of Incident: 3 September 2012
Location: 1000 block of West Road, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Allen D. Jones, 29, Salisbury, MD

Narrative: On 3 September 2012
at 1:43 PM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office located and arrested Allen Jones in the 1000 block of West Road in Salisbury. Jones was wanted on an open Circuit Court Body Attachment that had been issued in a Child Support case.

The deputy transported Jones to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed on the warrant. Jones was detained in the Detention Center in lieu of $1,619.80 cash bond.

Charges: Child Support Non Compliance.

Incident: Indecent Exposure
Date of Incident: 1 September 2012
Location: 34000 block of Main Street, Pittsville, MD
Suspect: Stephen Michael Scott, 49, Pittsville, MD

Narrative: On 1 September 2012
at 5:00 PM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office became involved in an investigation into an incident of indecent exposure in the 34000 block of Main Street in Pittsville. According to witnesses, several guests were at a party at the residence when they were
approached by a neighbor, Stephen Scott, who proceeded to complain about noise being generated by a youth riding a go-cart in the yard. An argument between Scott and the guests at the party ensued when Scott allegedly pulled down his pants and then began pulling on his penis in full view of everyone. It was also added that Scott appeared extremely intoxicated.

A warrant for the arrest of Scott was obtained and he was located and arrested on 3 September 2012 and transported to the Central Booking Unit. After processing and an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Scott in the Detention Center in lieu of $10,000.00 bond.

Charges: Indecent Exposure

Incident: Assault
Date of Incident: 3 September 2012
Location: Nanticoke Harbor, Nanticoke, MD
Suspect: Thomas Joshua Outten, 19, Bivalve, MD

Narrative: On 3 September 2012
around midnight, a group was in the process of fishing at Nanticoke Harbor when one of the group, Thomas Outten, became enraged and attacked another member of the fishing party. Outten allegedly began punching and kicking this subject and along with choking the subject before letting him up.

The victim required transportation to the hospital for injuries sustained in
the attack.

A warrant for the arrest of Outten was obtained and he was taken into custody on 3 September 2012 at 4:33 PM. Outten was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Outten in the Detention Center in lieu of $25,000.00 bond.

Charges: Assault 2nd Degree
Reckless Endangerment

Obama Executive Order Will Nationalize The Demonization Of US Veterans As Mentally Ill

The demonization of US veterans has been a reoccurring theme in mainstream media of late.

Last week, it was recounted by mainstream media (MSM) that Terence Tyler, former US Marine had opened fire on his co-workers at a New Jersey supermarket called Pathmark before turning the gun on himself.

Tyler was reported to have been carrying an AK-47 with several rounds of ammunition, as well as a handgun when he began “shooting seemingly at random” into the supermarket. The semiautomatic weapon Tyler used in the shooting is purported to be illegal according to New Jersey state laws if it is enhanced with elements that would raise the gun to the level of assault rifle.

Bruce Kaplan, Middlesex County prosecutor said that there were 16 shots fired in the Pathmark store at 4 am wherein 2 co-workers of Tyler were killed. Kaplan asserts that he does not “believe they were specifically targeted. I believe everybody in the store was a target. It appears he opened fire on the employees that he observed in the store when he entered the store.”

Richard Ulsh, Marine Corps Captain and spokesman confirmed that Tyler had been in active duty between March of 2008 and February of 2010 in California and was discharged as a lance corporal with a specialty as a rifleman. Ulsh also stated that Tyler was part of the “national emergency” unit that would be deployed in the event of a terrorist attack.


Former President Bill Clinton Writes...

From: Bill Clinton
To: Joe Albero
Date: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 12:08 am

Joe --

Don't take anything for granted.

Don't think you can wait because your neighbor is stepping up, or that someone else will pick up the slack. Don't think that you can wait until the debates, or until after these conventions.

When you look at what the other side is spending -- and where they want to take this country -- none of us can afford to think that way.

It is absolutely urgent we win this election, and the only way President Obama is going to win is because of what you do. Donate $5 or more to support Barack Obama:

We can win this.

Thanks for doing your part.

Bill Clinton

Dear Bill,

Do tell the rest of the world what YOU donated to Obama's Campaign first.

Today's Advertiser Of The Day 9-6-12

Wall Street Journal: Oh My, O'Malley

Oh My, O'Malley


Anyone who watched his speech last night at the Democratic convention knows that Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is an unflinching critic of Republicans and defender of President Obama's record. But what about Mr. O'Malley's record?

"Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan now say they want to take America back. And so we ask: Back to what? Back to the failed policies that drove us into a deep recession? Back to the days of record job losses?" said the governor, who is expected to run for president in 2016. "No, thank you. I don't want to go back."

Yet Mr. O'Malley's own record as a job creator and champion of fiscal responsibility is spotty at best. He tends to embellish his performance as governor with selective facts. When I criticized him for falling short of Virginia and other states in the region on most measures of progress, the governor fired back with a press release
filled with ad hominem attacks and cherry-picked statistics. That's par for the course, Maryland political watchers tell me.

But the facts are tough to dance around despite Mr. O'Malley's best efforts. Maryland has lagged behind Virginia in job growth since 2007. During the first six months of this year, Maryland has lost jobs compared to gains in both Virginia and Pennsylvania. The political group Change Maryland notes that he has raised taxes or fees 24 times as governor. And Ohio, under Republican Gov. John Kasich's reforms, is
now rated as more pro-business than Maryland.

Mr. O'Malley's fiscal record is a bust, too. His press office says that he "has cut more state spending than any governor in Maryland's history—$8 billion." But Change Maryland says that "nobody understands where this number comes from." Its research shows that the state budget expanded to $35.5 billion today from $28.8 billion in 2007 .

"With our lagging economic performance and record tax increases, the evidence grows by the day that Maryland is falling behind other states," says Larry Hogan of Change Maryland. With this record, Republicans think that Mr. O'Malley is the ideal spokesman for Mr. Obama.

Ripken Speaks On Orioles, Statue & Mother

Cal Ripken, Jr., becomes the latest Oriole Hall of Famer to be honored with a statue at Camden Yards.
Ripken's statue will be unveiled today, the 17th anniversary of Ripken breaking Lou Gherig's continuous game streak.
The ceremony will take place at 5:15 p.m., before the Orioles open a four game series with the New York Yankees.

New Bike Routes In Salisbury Don't Seem Very Safe

Just another government hand out and feel good crap. Look at Kent Island or Bowie if you want to see well planned out bike routes. Painting a picture on the road and calling it a bike route simply doesn't cut it, to me.

Today's Survey Question 9-6-12

Has your home/building ever caught on fire?

Obama's Teen Volunteers Disinvited From President's Big Speech

A pair of teenagers volunteered for 18 hours on the Obama campaign this summer to earn their golden tickets to President Obama's big speech at the Bank of America stadium Thursday night.

Today Madeline Frank, 16, and her brother Koby, 14, were told they've been disinvited and their tickets are no longer valid because the location of Obama's speech was moved from the 73,000 seat open air Bank of America Stadium to the smaller TimeWarner Cable Arena, which can hold about 21,000. The move was made because of a forecast of rain and thunderstorms.

"I've been looking forward to this for a really long time," Madeline Frank of Charlotte, N.C., said today. "I am just feeling really let down and like bummed. It was kind of my dream to see him speak, so definitely really sad."


Pentagon Fails To Comply With Law To Help Overseas Soldiers Vote, Watchdog Says

The military services haven't created offices on all overseas bases to help soldiers cast their ballots, citing money shortages

With another election lurking around the corner, the Pentagon is getting a bad review for its efforts to comply with a new law designed to make it easier for overseas military personnel to cast their ballots.

The Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act was passed by Congress in 2009 and signed into law by President Barack Obama and was supposed to make it easier for both soldiers deployed overseas and U.S. citizens living abroad to cast ballots back in their home states.

One of the key provisions required each military branch to create an installation voting assistance office (IVAO) for every military base outside an immediate combat zone.