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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Found Dog 11-4-12


Joe, we found this young male German Shepard on Gordy Rd in laurel. Would you 
please post and ask the owner to call Michelle @ 410.251.0542

Schools are FOR Bullying When It Lines Their Pockets

Volunteers In Crisfield Deserve To Be Recognized

Let me start by giving credit where credit is deserved. While there were many Volunteers in Crisfield yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised to see Julie & Mike Brewington as well as Matt Maciarello and his Son. I worked side by side with Matt and let me assure you, the man worked his tail off, as well as his Son. I'll add, when we gathered at lunch time at City Hall I was sitting in the front row eating. Julie and Mike had plenty of other places they could sit and eat but instead they chose to sit down next to me. I thanked them for Volunteering and that stuck up a very cordial conversation. 

I have to admit, I'm feeling a little sore this morning from all the heavy lifting but it's a good sore, if you know what I mean. When I hit the sack last night I was dead to the world. 

I will provide some great shots tomorrow of our efforts yesterday as well as more details of what was accomplished. I'll also include an update from last nights meeting after we wrapped up for the day.

That being said, I want to personally thank Mr. John Phoebus. Ladies & Gentlemen, John has spearheaded a relief effort that is second to none. John has no experience whatsoever in this kind of situation but let me assure you, he has worked tirelessly for the good of the people. The Mayor was nowhere to be seen yesterday, yet John has been the leader of pretty much everything going on in Crisfield since day one. 

Another person who really needs to be recognized is local business owner Billie Chandler, who owns The Pizza Shoppe. Billie was one of the first people I saw as a Volunteer. However, Billie has been to every meeting and at the same time she has opened her services for ALL of the Volunteers, providing meals for every one. Mind you, much of the food was donated but Billie has been cooking everything and portioning these meals, (as shown in the image above). After working as hard as every one is, having a really great meal at lunch time is truly refreshing. 

Again, thank you so much for taking the time to come out and Volunteer. Thank You for ALL of the donations you have all provided. A representative from Pohanka told me last night they are receiving donations like crazy and remember Folks, they are matching everything you donate. 

IF ANYONE IS LOOKING FOR WORK, Call 410-603-6732. This Contractor in Crisfield is looking for laborers and tells me he is willing to pay $100.00 a day. 

From Evolution Brewery:

Join us, Sunday, November 4th at 2pm! SHOW YOUR SUPPORT & HELP US RAISE MONEY! Supporting Crisfield Relief Fund & Crisfield VFD! Cornhole Tournament Starts @ 3pm! $20 for team registration. DJ FLEA provides the tunes! Silent Auction! Special Drinks & Featured Menu Items! Crisfield Crush & Hurricanes - $6 ($1 going to fund)

ACCEPTING DONATIONS for silent/live AUCTION... Drop off at PUBLIC HOUSE by Saturday or call for pickup. Call 443-235-8972 for more information. 

FORD DEALERS REPORT


This is exactly why Mitt Romney said that 47% of the people are too dependent on the government.  They have learned to work the system.
A Ford Dealer's Report - From Tom Selkis' (Latham Ford) Facebook

True story yesterday at the dealership.

"I'll try to make this as short and to the point as I can.

One of my salesmen here had a woman in his office yesterday wanting to lease a brand new Focus.

As he was reviewing her credit app with her he noticed she was on social security disability.

He said to her you don't look like your disabled and unable to work.

She said well I'm really not, I could work if I wanted to but I make more now than I did when I was working and got hurt (non-disabling injury).

She said the gov't sends her $1500.00 a month in 1 check, she gets $700.00 a month on an EBT card (food stamps), and $800.00 a month for rent.

Oh yeah and 250 minutes free on her phone.

That is just south of $3500.00 a month.

When she was working she was taking home about $330.00 per week.

Do the math and then ask yourself why should she go back to work.

If you multiply that by millions of people you start to realize the scope of the problem we face as a country.

Once the socialist have 51% of the population in that same scenario we are finished.
The question is when do we cross that threshold if we haven't already, and there are not enough people working to pay enough taxes to support the non-working people? Riots?? Be prepared to protect your homes.

She didn't lease the Focus here because the dealer down the road beat our deal by $10.00/month.

Glad to know she is so frugal with her hard earned money."

Don't Forget


ROMNEY SIGNS REMOVED

Joe, Someone removed our Romney signs last night as well as all others on our street. The other candidates are still standing. Any others have this happen?

Very disturbing.

GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY APPOINTS STACY A. MAYER CHIEF LEGISLATIVE OFFICER



Longtime aide Joseph C. Bryce to join government relations firm

ANNAPOLIS, MD (November 2, 2012) - Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the appointment of Stacy A. Mayer as chief legislative officer. Mayer has served as deputy legislative officer since December 2008. She will fill the role left by Joseph C. Bryce who will join the government relations firm of Manis, Canning and Associates.

“I’d like to thank Stacy for stepping up to serve. With years of experience and expertise, we have great confidence in her ability to lead our legislative efforts, and continue to protect progress for the people of Maryland,” said Governor O’Malley. “I’d also like to thank Joe for his tireless and outstanding service to the people of our State. Throughout nearly two decades of public service to the citizens of Maryland, some of the most difficult fiscal challenges and many important legislative debates, Joe’s leadership, his command of the law and the facts, and his fierce commitment to the common good, earned him the respect of legislators on both sides of the aisle. Under his leadership, Maryland has made forward progress on a number of issues that improve the quality of life for our citizens. Joe has been a tremendous asset to our Administration and will no doubt be well-respected in his future endeavors.”

“Joe Bryce is one of the most talented and effective people I have ever worked with in the General Assembly,” said Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. “He is a person of great intelligence and integrity and I have been honored and proud to work with him and call him a friend. Our State has benefited tremendously through Joe's service and I know he will find great success in whatever he chooses to do next.”

“Joe Bryce is one of the most effective advocates in Annapolis. His depth of knowledge on the issues, understanding of political implications of policies, and relationships with lawmakers is second to none,” said Speaker Michael E. Busch. “After working closely with Joe for over 18 years, I know he will be missed by members of the House and I thank him for his dedicated public service to the citizens of the State. Stacy will carry on this tradition of strong advocacy on behalf of the Governor.”

As deputy legislative officer, Mayer was responsible for the Governor’s legislative agenda in the areas of public safety, health care, business and economic development and elections. Most notably, she led the Administration's efforts to pass InvestMaryland and successfully steered legislation taking firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers; strengthening Maryland’s sex offender laws; and increasing penalties for serious gun offenders. Prior to joining the O’Malley-Brown Administration, Mayer served as an assistant state’s attorney with the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office for nearly 10 years. While there, she initiated a Firearms Unit and supervised the handling of all firearms offenses. She prosecuted felony criminal matters from indictment to post-conviction proceedings, including murder, arson, auto manslaughter robbery, burglary, and narcotics and sexual offenses.

Prior to joining the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office, Mayer served as an assistant state’s attorney in the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office in both the district and juvenile divisions.

Mayer is a graduate of the University of Maryland, School of Law.  She received her B.A. from the University of Richmond. She resides in Baltimore County with her husband and three young boys.

OC FOP Election Endorsement


The Ocean City, MD Fraternal Order of Police #10 endorses the following candidates in the upcoming Town of OC Elections:
 
For Mayor: Rick Meehan
 
For OC Council: Doug Cymek/ Dennis Dare/ Mary Knight/ and Joe Mitrecic
 
Please see the attached flyer for a short description of each candidate
 
Feel free to share this with anyone that you think may benefit from this information
 
Ocean City, MD Fraternal Order of Police #10
9927 Stephen Decatur Highway G14
Ocean City, MD 21842
 

MARYLAND STATE TROOPERS READY TO HELP IN NEW JERSEY



(PERRYVILLE, MD) - - A team of 25 Maryland state troopers are packing gear this morning and will assemble this afternoon at the JFK Highway Barrack to begin their convoy to New Jersey where they will provide law enforcement services to assist the strained police resources in the region. The troopers, all of whom volunteered for the duty, have a variety of police expertise, including canine tracking/search and rescue, underwater recovery and marine operations, paramedic certification, criminal investigation and special weapons and tactics.
The troopers will meet at the JFK Highway Barrack this afternoon and will leave in a convoy at 4:00 p.m. They will travel to Ft. Dix where they will stay during their deployment in New Jersey. The troopers will begin their law enforcement duties in Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey tomorrow.
Media interviews with the troopers are available, beginning at about 3:15 p.m. today. The team will leave promptly at 4:00 p.m.

WHAT: MARYLAND STATE POLICE TEAM ASSEMBLES/DEPARTS FOR NEW JERSEY

WHEN: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012
ASSEMBLY – 3:15 P.M.
DEPARTURE – 4:00 P.M.

WHERE: MARYLAND STATE POLICE
JFK HIGHWAY BARRACK
15 TURNPIKE DRIVE
PERRYVILLE, MD 21903
410-537-1150
Take first exit after toll plaza in Perryville
Make a right at the end of the ramp, then follow signs

4 in 10 without power in Garrett County after Superstorm Sandy

Nearly four in 10 electricity customers in Garrett County remain without power after more than 30 inches of snow from Superstorm Sandy.

By noon Saturday, the county had about 9,100 power outages remaining. Statewide there were 11,700 outages.
Potomac Edison spokesman Todd Meyers had said power should be restored to 75 percent of customers by midnight Friday and to 95 percent of customers by midnight Monday.
The Maryland Army National Guard has 66 soldiers serving on duty in mountainous Garrett County on Saturday. Lt. Col. Charles Kohler says soldiers are helping to deal with stranded vehicles, lead search and rescue operations and coordinate recovery efforts.

Obama Campaign Struggles To Explain ‘Revenge’ Remark

CINCINNATI — A seemingly offhand utterance from President Obama has turned into a major point of contention between the two campaigns, as Team Obama tries to explain what the president meant when he told a crowd of supporters that “Voting is the best revenge.”
It happened in Springfield, Ohio Friday as Obama was discussing the economic policies of the 1990s.  When Obama referred to “a Senate candidate by the name of Mitt Romney,” the crowd booed his opponent’s name — certainly not unusual reaction at political rallies of both parties.  Then Obama said, “No, no, no — don’t boo, vote.  Vote.  Voting is the best revenge.”
It was an ugly and small-minded moment, especially for the end of a campaign when candidates usually try to stress larger, optimistic themes.  Romney incorporated the “revenge” line in his speech in Ohio Friday night, saying that while Obama advises revenge, he, Romney, wants people to vote “for love of country.”
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BREAKING NEWS: Judge Orders Extended Early Voting Hours In Florida

Judge orders Winter Park polling site in Orange County, Fla. to be opened for four more hours Sunday afternoon, after Florida Democratic Party filed lawsuit asking for additional time because the site was closed over a suspicious package. 

From Fox News

"Mega Monday" - Hurricane Sandy Ocean City, MD - "The Wild Lyfe Crew"

Final Count: More Than 430,500 Marylanders Voted Early

With a highly charged presidential election and several closely fought questions on the ballot, nearly twice as many Marylanders voted early this year than in 2010. And with long lines and waits at several early voting centers, lawmakers are talking about opening more in 2014.
At the close of the polls Friday night, 430,573 Marylanders – 11.65 percent of eligible voters – had cast ballots through five days of early voting. That was nearly double the six-day standard of 219,601 set in the gubernatorial election of 2010, the state’s first experience with early voting.
Del. Sandy Rosenberg, a Baltimore Democrat, says he will file legislation to open more centers and extend early voting through the Sunday before Election Day.
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HURRICANE SANDY STORM RELIEF PROGRAM VPP EMPLOYEE PRICING OFFER



In an effort to support the victims of Hurricane Sandy, Nissan will offer employee pricing (VPP A-Plan pricing) and NMAC VPP Special APR to eligible individuals in FEMA-designated disaster areas who need to replace vehicles lost or damaged to the hurricane.
Nissan is a key part of the Northeast and is eager to lend a hand to your customers and neighbors who have been left without a means of personal transportation.  By offering both employee pricing and employee financing rates to storm victims, this is one way Nissan can help them return to normal.
Offer Period:  November 1st through January 2nd
Eligible customers:  Residents of the states of Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, District of Columbia, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, and New Hampshire (designated by FEMA as a disaster or emergency area affected by Hurricane Sandy), whose existing vehicle was damaged due to Hurricane Sandy between October 26th and November 5th, and that can validate the vehicle’s damage through insurance requirements.
Eligible New Vehicles: All new Nissan models; except GT-R and Versa S Trim Sedan.
Please see the attached program rules for full details of documentation and eligibility requirements.  Current incentives for vehicles are stackable on top of the Nissan employee pricing.     
More information can be found by following a special “disaster relief” link at www.InsideNissan.com  (will be posted and live on Friday).

Dog Found 11-4-12

443-523-5513 Centennial Village Salisbury MD. 

Hour by hour: What to watch on Election Night

Stock up on munchies and make sure the batteries in your TV remote are fresh. With this year's presidential election razor-close to the finish, Tuesday could be a long night.

Even if the presidency isn't decided until after midnight EST, there will be plenty of clues early in the evening on how things are going for President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. Obama has more options for piecing together the 270 electoral votes needed for victory, so any early setbacks for Romney could be important portents of how the night will end.

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Lost Dog 11-2-12 UPDATE


I am writing to you because I know of your great success in reuniting lost pets and their families.

My Siberian Husky got loose last night at 6:30 from my new home on Porter Mill Road in Hebron 
(between Braggs Lane and Deerfield Road). We and our friends searched all night with no luck. 
She never goes out unless she is on a lead, and I am very afraid that she will not be able to find 
her way home, especially since we just moved to our new home two weeks ago. Her name is 
Liebe (pronounced Lee bah), but she also answers to Cookie. She is a copper and white Siberian 
Husky with ice blue eyes. I have attached a picture.

If any of your readers see her, please have them call Emily at 443-880-8205.

Thank you for any help that you can provide, and for all you do for pets on Delmarva.

Only One Man Can Move Us Forward


by Delegate Mike McDermott

Four years ago the country hired a man they barely knew to be president. I knew we were in serious trouble when I watched him throw out the first pitch that year. It became clear that the president did not play little league growing up. That same awkwardness began showing up in his leadership of the country. 

Our country has often been divided over issues, and it falls to the president to protect the union and draw us together. Unfortunately, this is not in the job description for a community organizer. On the contrary, they utilize division to further their cause. We have been witness to the president pitting one group of Americans against another for perceived political gain. He is the great chameleon.

If a president cannot unite us, he cannot move us forward. The map he has been using was discredited long ago, and, as our economy circles the drain, I hear him proclaim, “forward!”

Perhaps we need to identify what “forward” looks like Mr. President. Economic growth means at least 250,000 plus private sector jobs added each month. It means our enemies respecting or fearing us while our allies know they can count on us. Forward does not include surrendering our strategic advantage as the only true super power so we can be like everybody else. Forward speech does not include race baiting, gender splitting, age division, or rich versus poor.

In fact, none of the administration's policies have done anything to move our economy, our people, or our standing in the world “forward”.

We need a uniter and someone who understands that “forward” is a direction and not just a campaign slogan. America needs the leadership of Mitt Romney. 

As a governor who faced a legislature composed of 87% Democrats, Romney’s skill set flourished. He understands that great sounding words and soaring rhetoric do not create jobs and growth. He has rolled up his sleeves and saved many a company because he understands business in America.

Romney will not apologize for America being an exceptional country. On the contrary, he will champion freedom and hold out the lamp of liberty to a world that looks to our shores for hope. He will not diminish America, he will raise up her standard.

Romney will not point to himself and you will scarce hear him use the word “I” when he speaks to us from the White House. America’s daughters and sons will find jobs when they graduate as our economy grows and businesses invest in a defined, stable future. 

Romney will not leave our troops behind on a battlefield and he will not ask our enemies permission to protect our people or our interests abroad. He understands that Marines still afix bayonets and soldiers still ride horses in Afghanistan. He will keep America strong so that liberty will always have a voice in this world.

There is one man that will move us forward, and his name is Mitt Romney.

This Just In From A Viewer


Good morning Joe.
No doubt that The Daily Times is trying desperately to recover lost revenue as a last ditch attempt to save their newspaper.

As you can already probably tell by their most recent online changes and charges - their latest endeavor is trying to mimic SBYnews reporting style and format.

As an avid reader of both medias - (although I admit my bias for SBYnews) - my observation is - The Daily Times is now trying  to clone SBYnews reporting style into their own media. 
I am not making this stuff up!
Although I think this is an underhanded way of trying to salvage a sinking ship - on the flip side I would take this as a compliment in that you have single-handedly
taken down a multi-million dollar conglomerate.
Hope you have a great day . . . .LONG LIVE SBYNEWS!!!! 
Take a look at their latest endeavor of trying to copy your format:
 http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20121104/OPINION01/311040001/Community-involvement-makes-editorials-better?odyssey=nav|head

Some quotes from this article: "As the newspaper business has gone through some transitions in recent years, we’ve strayed from that. Frankly, we’ve missed the opportunities that come with engaging members of the public on community issues."

"Your participation can and will make your community newspaper better."

"For the first time in memory, The Daily Times won’t be endorsing a candidate for president."

Crisfield Maryland

We can now accept online donations towards the Crisfield relief effort. Make your contributions today. We spent our first $500 on heaters for those with no heat.

HERE

Publishers Notes: Remember Folks, if you make a donation at Pohanka they will MATCH it. Yes, they are open on Sunday. If you donate $10.00, Pohanka will match it with $10.00. If you donate a heater, Pohanka will also donate a heater. To me, it makes no sense at all making ANY donation elsewhere. 

Superstorm Sandy releases 2.4M Gallons Of Wastewater Into Pocomoke River

SNOW HILL, Md. —The town of Snow Hill said about 2.4 million gallons of wastewater was released into the Pocomoke River due to flooding from Superstorm Sandy.

The town announced the spillage Friday, saying it occurred on Monday due to high water from the storm, The Daily Times reported.

Water service Superintendent Frank Daniels said most of the spillage was river water and not raw sewage. He said he doesn't expect it to have an environmental impact because the wastewater was diluted and partially treated through two filtering systems before the overflow.


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