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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Calm Before the Jihadi Storm

The same U.S. policies that helped created al-Qaeda in Afghanistan in the 1980s are today creating many al-Qaedas in many Muslim countries, promising to deliver future terror strikes that will make 9/11 seem like child’s play.

To understand this dire prediction, we must first examine the United States’ history of empowering Islamic jihadis—only to be attacked by those same jihadis many years later—and the shortsightedness of American policymakers, whose policies are based on their brief tenure, not America’s long-term wellbeing.

In the 1980s, the U.S. supported Afghani rebels—among them the jihadis—to repel the Soviets. Osama bin Laden, Ayman Zawahiri, and countless foreign jihadis journeyed to Afghanistan to form a base of training and planning—the first prerequisite of the jihad, as delineated in Sayyid Qutb’s Milestones.


Rotting, Decaying And Bankrupt – If You Want To See The Future Of America Just Look At Detroit

Eventually the money runs out. Much of America was shocked when the city of Detroit defaulted on a $39.7 million debt payment and announced that it was suspending payments on $2.5 billion of unsecured debt, but those who visit my site on a regular basis were probably not too surprised. Anyone with half a brain and a calculator could see this coming from a mile away. But people kept foolishly lending money to the city of Detroit, and now many of them are going to get hit really hard.

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has submitted a proposal that would pay unsecured creditors about 10 cents on the dollar. Similar haircuts would be made to underfunded pension and health benefits for retirees. Orr is hoping that the creditors and the unions that he will be negotiating with will accept this package, but he concedes that there is still a "50-50 chance" that the city of Detroit will be forced to formally file for bankruptcy.

But what Detroit is facing is not really that unique. In fact, Detroit is a perfect example of what the future of America is going to look like. We live in a nation that is rotting, decaying, drowning in debt and racing toward insolvency. Already there are dozens of other cities across the nation that are poverty-ridden, crime-infested hellholes just like Detroit is, and hundreds of other communities are rapidly heading in that direction. So don't look down on Detroit. They just got there before the rest of us.

The following are some facts about Detroit that are absolutely mind-blowing...


TV Viewers Weary Of Nudity And Obscenity Look For Decency From FCC Nominee

The future of long-standing government bans on obscenity and nudity on the airwaves soon could become much clearer as President Obama’s pick to head the Federal Communications Commission faces a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday — one day before the public comment period on the policy ends.

Groups battling indecent content on television are urging members of theSenate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee to press FCC nominee Tom Wheeler about his views on decency standards.

They also are calling for supporters to denounce an FCC proposal to pursue only “egregious” decency violations, saying that change would open the floodgates for partial nudity and rampant profanity during prime time.

“If you think TV is bad now, just wait until the FCC all but sanctions nudity and profanity, permitting both as long as they are ‘isolated,’ whatever that means,” Patrick A. Trueman, president and chief executive of Morality in Media, said in a recent email to supporters.


Man Ate In Restaurants, Refused To Pay: Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

Authorities don’t know why an Illinois man skipped out on his tabs at two restaurants. Was he broke? Was the food terrible? We don’t know. What we do know is that twice in a period of two months, he ordered a nice meal at a restaurant, then simply told waitstaff that he couldn’t pay and waited for the police to arrive.
The problem is that eating a $70 steak dinner you don’t want to pay for carries a theft charge. Normally, a theft that small would be a misdemeanor, but the meal-napper had enough of a criminal record that he was charged with a felony. Originally, he was charged with burglary because he walked into the restaurant planning not to pay. He could have received a prison sentence of up to sixteen years.

American Powerhouse Goes Full Throttle Vs. IRS

From “No taxation without representation” at the Boston Tea Party in 1773 to “No taxation without an investigation” of the IRS at Washington, D.C., in 2013.

Patriots arriving from around the nation will be able to attend two tea parties at the Capitol on Wednesday.

The “Audit the IRS Rally” organized by the Tea Party Patriots, running from noon to 3 p.m., will demand a full investigation of the agency’s harassing of conservative groups.

The Tea Party Patriots’ co-founder and national coordinator, Jenny Beth Martin, told WND: “We want to make sure the IRS and the employees of the IRS understand that we expect them to be public servants, which is their job, and not to infringe on our constitutional rights or to use the IRS as a political weapon against citizens. So, we are standing up now to make sure this never happens again.”

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BREAKING NEWS: House Approves Bill To Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

In a 228 to 196 vote, the House passed a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, but it is unlikely the bill will be considered by the Senate.

From Fox News

A Letter To The Editor: "Smokescreen"

Isn't it amazing how the MSM ignored Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS, and DOJ persuit of the press scandals? Then the NSA comes out and they jump all over it. Could this be a misdirection play to take the focus off the real scandals? Just when it seemed at every turn the regime seemed to be stepping into dog poop at each presser, suddenly a "leak" occurs in the NSA where almost all Americans calls were tracked to look for patterns, to presumably prevent terrorist attacks. Suddenly the press is aghast! Even the DOJ press scandal did not get the press so worked up. People died at Benghazi. The press was targeted in a wholesale fashion in the DOJ scandal. The IRS was used for political advantage. None of pricked the ears of the main steam media!

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Man Charged with DUI...On Shopping Cart

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A 63-year-old man was pulled over and arrested for allegedly driving a motorized shopping cart while under the influence of alcohol. A grocery store employee called police after seeing the suspect, Merrill Moses, drive into parking lot traffic. When an officer arrived at the scene, an employee was holding onto the cart so that Moses could not escape.

A preliminary test came back showing the suspect’s breath-alcohol at about four times the legal limit.

In addition to DUI, Moses was charged with shoplifting and refusing to take an official sobriety test. His basket contained unpaid items including chocolate chip cookies and Betty Crocker cake mix. 


A Good Friend

A guy brings his best buddy home for dinner.

His wife screams, "You -------! My hair & makeup aren't done, the house is a mess, the dishes aren't done, I'm still in my pajamas 
and I can't be bothered with cooking tonight!
Why the hell did you bring him home?"
"Cause he's thinking of getting married".

Delaware's First Straight Divorce?

And here we've been waiting to see who in Maryland or Delaware would be the first Gay Marriage Couple to Divorce. Instead, we now have a different kind of divorce on our hands.

I just thought I'd let Mayor Houlihan, (left) know that the Delmar article today has been viewed by 5 times more people than any other Post for the past 24 hours. To top it off, we surpassed yesterday's numbers/hits by 6:00 PM already.

When you purposely step on a hornets nest, don't think your immune to the sting. Mayor Carl Anderton isn't really that tall, (right) he's wearing heels. LOL

Man Hurt At Camden Yards Moves To Rehab Facility, Lawyers Looking For Witnesses To Incident

A Maryland man hurt in a fight during a Baltimore Orioles game last month has moved to a rehab facility, and his lawyers said Monday they are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the exchange.

The family of 25-year-old Matthew Fortese, a doctor who treated him and his lawyers held a news conference Monday in Baltimore. The doctor said Fortese has moved to an in-patient rehabilitation facility and is working with physical, occupational and speech therapists.

Fortese’s brother, Jimmy Fortese, said his brother is learning again how to talk. Jimmy Fortese said his brother is “starting to understand things a little more, starting to ask some more questions, starting to recognize some people more, but then in the next breath he could say something totally off the wall that makes no sense.”


Bob & Jim

Bob: "Did you hear about the Obama administration scandal?"
Jim: "You mean the Mexican gun running?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "You mean SEAL Team 6 Extortion 17?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "You mean the State Dept. lying about Benghazi?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "You mean the voter fraud?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "You mean the military not getting their votes counted?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "You mean the president demoralizing and breaking down the military?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "You mean the Boston Bombing?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "You mean the president wanting to kill Americans with drones in our own country without the benefit of the law?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "You mean the president arming the Muslim Brotherhood?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "The IRS targeting conservatives?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "The DOJ spying on the press?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "Sebelius shaking down health insurance executives?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "The NSA monitoring our phone calls, e-mails and everything else?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "The president's ordering the release of nearly 2,000 illegal immigrants from jails and prisons and falsely blaming the sequester?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "The president's threat to impose gun control by Executive Order in order to bypass Congress?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "The president's repeated violation of the law requiring him to submit a budget no later than the first Monday in February?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "The president's unconstitutional recess appointments in an attempt to circumvent the Senate's advise-and-consent role?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "The State Department interfering with an Inspector General investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "HHS employees being given insider information on Medicare Advantage?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "Clinton, the IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?"
Bob: "No, the other one."
Jim: "I give up! ... Oh wait, I think I got it! You mean that 65 million low-information voters stuck us again with the most corrupt administration in American history?"

Smyrna Man Arrested For Sexual Abuse Of A Child

Location: 1400 block of Paddock Road, Smyrna, DE

Date of Occurrence:
July 2011 through June 2013

6-year-old female

Defendant, Charges, and Bail Information:
Michael A. Connor, 30, of Smyrna, DE (photo attached)
Attempted Rape First Degree
Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child
Committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institute on $160,000 cash bail

Smyrna – A 30-year-old Smyrna man was arrested yesterday after an investigation revealed he had been sexually abusing a child for more than a year at his home in the 1400 block of Paddock Road.

The investigation began on June 11 when a relative of both Michael A. Connor and the 6-year-old female victim contacted State Police. This relative reported that Connor and the victim were in a room together in Connor's home, and when the relative tried to enter Connor pushed the door shut.

Shortly thereafter the relative asked the victim about what had occurred in the room, and the victim disclosed that Connor had tried to perform a lewd act on her. After being contacted by the relative, detectives facilitated an interview with the victim that resulted in the victim revealing that Connor had been sexually abusing her since July 2011.

On June 17 Connor was arrested by detectives and transported to Troop 2, where he was charged with attempted rape first degree and continuous sexual abuse of a child. He was committed to Howard. R. Young Correctional Institute on $160,000 cash bail.

‘Cheers’ Star: We Didn’t Need Surveillance When We Were Kids – ‘We Had God’

Actor John Ratzenberger said Friday that when he was a child, there was no need for surveillance, “because we knew God was watching us.”

“When we were kids, we didn’t need security cameras on the telephone poles to watch us, because we knew God was watching us. We don’t need cameras. We had God,” Ratzenberger, who played Cliff Clavin on “Cheers,” said at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference in Washington, D.C.

Ratzenberger also voiced the character Hamm the Piggy Bank on “Toy Story” as well as other supporting roles in Pixar films.

He said the 1962 Supreme Court decision Engel v. Vitale, which ended prayer in schools, resulted in a generation of kids thinking they were “the center of the universe.”


Summer Reading Kicks Off!

WHAT: Summer Reading Kick Off Music w/Barry Louis Polisar

WHO: Children & Families

WHEN: Wednesday, June 26th at 10:30 am

WHERE: Main Library

SALISBURY, MD – Wicomico Public Library’s Summer Reading Kickoff will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26th. Come to the Main Library for a musical treat with Barry Louis Polisar. Barry is an author, songwriter, story-teller and poet. A four-time Parents' Choice Award winner, Barry has written songs for Sesame Street and The Weekly Reader. He has been a regular musical performer on The Learning Channel and the star of an Emmy Award-winning television show for children. Barry writes books and poems, visits schools and libraries throughout the United States and Europe. He will bring his guitar and sings songs he has written, read from his books, recite poetry and tell stories--all to demonstrate that there are many different ways to be an author. Join us at the Main Library for this free, fun, family event.

For more information on Barry please visit his website, For more information on this event or other library services, visit us on the web at or call 410-749-3612. All events, classes, and programs are free and open to the public.

You Belong @Wicomico Public Library!

Funeral Held For Md. Girl, 10, Who Police Say Was Raped, Murdered By Family Friend

PORT DEPOSIT, Md.-- Friends and family held a funeral Monday for the 10-year-old Maryland girl who police say was raped and murdered by a family friend last week, according to CBS Baltimore.

The station reported that at the time of the murder, Kami Ring was staying with a couple who had become like grandparents to her. Authorities said they found her body near their home.

Police said DNA tests connected the couple's adult son, Richard Madden, who also lived in the house, with the girl's death, reports CBS Baltimore.

"Although the people who Kami called her grandparents certainly may have been well intended, I'm not sure if anybody really knew who Richard Madden was," Adam Rosenburg of the Baltimore Child Abuse Center told CBS Baltimore.

Experts told the station that in 90 per cent of child sex abuse cases, the victims know the perpetrator.

11 Fire Departments Failed To Match State Funds, Audit Finds

The Maryland Military Department continued to dole out $5.2 million to support fire services in11 local jurisdictions even though they did meet requirements for matching local funding, according to a state audit.

The 11 jurisdictions received a little more than half of the total $10 million in “Amoss” funding for emergency services awarded annually to all 23 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. Auditors found that some of the funds were deposited in brokerage accounts, rather than federally insured banks.

The audit report released last week also found misuse of state credit cards amounting to $107,493 that caused the firing of an employee. The employee used fake invoices to cover for the expenses.


SAO Groundbreaking Ceremony Cancelled

Good afternoon,

This afternoon’s SAO ceremony has been cancelled due to the weather. A notice will be sent once a new date has been set.

Each State's Highest Paid State Officials - Priorities?

Report: US Adult Smoking Rate Dips To 18 Percent

The results of the latest national health survey by the government finds the percentage of smokers in the United States has dropped to 18 percent in 2012.

The nation's smoking rate generally has been falling for decades, but had seemed to stall at around 20 to 21 percent for about seven years. In 2011, the rate fell to 19 percent, but that might have been a statistical blip.

A spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says health officials are analyzing the 2012 findings and have not yet concluded why the rate dropped.


I Pledge Allegiance...

Is Oklahoma Meteorologist to Blame for Tornado Deaths?

A meteorologist in Oklahoma is facing serious criticism that he’s to blame for the deaths of five people in last month’s tornado. A woman named Virginia Shrum said she and her family were watching coverage on KFOR, an NBC affiliate, while discussing whether to hide in the house or leave.

That’s when they say meteorologist Mike Morgan settled the debate when he said the following on air: “It’s heading right down Interstate 40. You cannot be above ground in Yukon. You got to go south and you need to go now. And you need to be below ground – interior bathroom or closet’s not going to do it.”

The group of 11 family and friends ran to the drainage tunnel. The tornado missed them, but flash flooding swept all of them into the Oklahoma River. Four of the five who died were children. One child’s body still has not been recovered.


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Filmmaker Faces Jail Time

Filmmaker who sent 16-year-old nephew into central Phoenix dressed as a terrorist with a GRENADE LAUNCHER faces jail after nearly getting boy killed by cops.

Michael David Turley recorded his nephew as he ran around a Phoenix, Arizona intersection dressed in a powder blue bed sheet pretending to be a terrorist.

Congress At Work: The House Votes To Uphold The Indefinite Detention Of Americans

In case you missed it, last Thursday our illustrious House of Representatives voted on an amendment that would have blocked the possibility for the President to lock up American citizens without a trial. Unsurprisingly, our so-called “representatives” once again voted against protecting the constitutional rights of the citizenry in the name of the Orwellian, never-ending “war on terror.” If you need a refresher on the NDAA and the authoritarian power it grants the executive branch, I suggest you read one of my most popular posts ever: NDAA: The Most Important Lawsuit in American History that No One is Talking About.

After the amendment’s failure, its sponsor Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash) correctly called out Republicans for their complete and total hypocrisy when it comes to “big government.” He stated:

“This is a vote against the United States constitution and it is a vote against due process. It is mind-boggling and extremely disappointing that the party who claims to fear big government overreach has voted against an amendment to prevent the government from indefinitely detaining individuals detained on U.S. soil –- including U.S. citizens.”


Indiana Dem Official Sentenced To Prison For '08 Ballot Fraud In Obama-Clinton Primary

As Hillary Clinton prepares for a possible presidential run in 2016, it appears that she could have knocked then-candidate Barack Obama off the 2008 primary ballot in Indiana.

If anyone, including her campaign, had challenged the names and signatures on the presidential petitions that put Obama on the ballot, election fraud would have been detected during the race.

But at the time, no one did.

U.S. Education Slipping In World Rankings: Report

The U.S. education system is not as globally competitive as it used to be, a study by the Council on Foreign Relations revealed on Monday.

“The real scourge of the U.S. education system — and its greatest competitive weakness — is the deep and growing achievement gap between socioeconomic groups that begins early and lasts through a student’s academic career,” wrote Rebecca Strauss, associate director for CFR’s Renewing America publications.

“And while America does spend plenty on education, it funnels a disproportionate share into educating wealthier students, worsening that gap,” she said.


Troopers Seek Public’s Help In Identifying Subjects

Location: Various locations in Rehoboth Beach, DE

Date of Occurrence: Thursday May 2, 2013

Victim: 54 year old female

Black female, 25-35 years old, wearing a black shirt and black jeans.
Black male, 30-40 years old, wearing a blue Polo shirt and khaki pants
Rehoboth Beach, DE- The Delaware State Police is asking the public’s assistance in attempting to identify two subjects involved in the unlawful use of a credit card.

On Thursday May 2, 2013, a black female and black male began making several illegal transactions on a 54 year old female victim’s credit card. The purchases were made at the Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Food Lion, and Super Fresh in Rehoboth. The transactions totaled more than $1,100.00. The suspects are described as a black female, 25-35 years old, wearing a black shirt and black jeans and a black male, 30-40 years old wearing a blue Polo shirt and khaki pants.

If anyone has any information on this incident or the suspects, they are asked to contact Trooper W. Saylor at 302-644-5020 ext. 260 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

Words That Got A U.S. Congressman Deported

Congressman Clement L. Vallandigham (D-Ohio) was the original American "whistleblower." Serving as a member of Congress from Dayton, Ohio during the War to Prevent Southern Independence, his criticisms of the Lincoln regime earned him the reputation as the leader of the Democratic opposition. The Republican Party smeared him and all other opponents as a "copperhead" (a.k.a. snake in the grass). On May 5, 1863, sixty-seven heavily-armed soldiers broke into his home in the middle of the night and dragged him off to a military prison. This was done without any due process, as Lincoln had long ago illegally suspended the writ of Habeas Corpus. He was said to be guilty of "discouraging enlistments" in the army with his criticisms of the Lincoln regime. A military order issued in the state of Ohio declared all such speech to be illegal, and military officers were to have dictatorial powers in deciding what kind of speech would be permitted there. All of this was of course done at the direction of Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln apparently wanted Northerners to believe that all such critics were spies and traitors, so Congressman Vallandigham was deported to the state of Tennessee and placed in the hands of a Confederate Army commander. The Confederates considered him to be an "enemy alien" and imprisoned him in Wilmington, North Carolina for a short time. Vallandigham was released and made his way via blockade runner to Canada, where he spent the rest of the war.


Camden-Wyoming Man Arrested For Rape

Location: 600 block of Wynn Wood Circle, Camden-Wyoming, DE

Date of Occurrence: October 2008 – October 2009

Victim: 15 year old female

Defendant, Charges, and Bail Information:
Jason S. Anker, 32, Camden-Wyoming, DE (Photo Attached)
Rape 1st
Rape 4th (21 counts)
Unlawful Sexual Contact 1st

Arraigned at JP2 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $265,000.00 secured bail.

Camden, DE- Delaware State Police detectives have arrested a Camden-Wyoming man in connection with allegedly raping a 15 year old female.

The investigation into the incidents began on April 30, 2013 when the victim, who’s now 21 years old, came forward and disclosed to detectives about a past relationship she had with her uncle. The investigation revealed, Jason S. Anker would pick up the victim and her two siblings from their residence in New Castle County and bring them back to his house in Camden-Wyoming where he would care and supervise them for various weekends starting back in October of 2008. During that time, Anker began committing lewd acts with the then 15 year old female which then led to an intimate relationship lasting until she was 17 years old.

On Monday June 17, 2013, detectives executed a search warrant in the 600 block of Wynn Wood Circle where Anker resides. A plethora of teen based pornography was located and seized along with several computers. Anker was not at the house during the search, but was later taken into custody and transported back to Troop 3 where he was processed and arraigned on the above listed charges. He was committed to JTVCC on $265,000.00 secured bond and to have no contact with any children under the age of 18.

Because of the sensitivity of this case, and in consideration of the victim, only limited information will be released.

Voter Proof-of-Citizenship Law Voided By Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court threw out an Arizona law requiring evidence of citizenship when people register to vote, in a victory for minority-rights advocates and the Obama administration.

The justices said Arizona’s proof-of-citizenship law runs afoul of a federal statute that sets registration requirements. The 7-2 ruling limits the role played by the states in national elections and raises questions about similar laws in three other states -- Alabama, Georgia and Kansas.

A U.S. appeals court had invalidated the Arizona law, pointing to a 1993 federal statute that says states must “accept and use” a standard registration document known as the federal form. That form instructs prospective voters to swear that they are citizens, under penalty of perjury.


Former Secret Agent Dan Bongino To Announce Congressional Bid

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Former U.S. Secret Service agent Dan Bongino is scheduled to announce his plans to run for the Republican nomination for Maryland’s 6th district congressional race.

Bongino has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday in Frederick at the American Legion.

He is also set to attend a meet and greet at Smokey Glen Farms in Gaithersburg on Tuesday evening.

Bongino ran for U.S. Senate last year, but he was defeated by Democratic incumbent Ben Cardin.



THE WORCESTER COUNTY TEA PARTY WILL MEET ON THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013 AT THE OCEAN PINES COMMUNITY CENTER. SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER WILL BE MARK EDNEY, MD, WHO will update us on healthcare reform and its implications for individuals and businesses. He will also discuss local healthcare forecasting. Dr. Edney has testified in front of Congress and the Senate as lead of the AUA legislative task force. He serves as Chief of Surgery at PRMC and a Lt. Colonel in the US Army Reserve.
Doors will open at 6:30 pm, the meeting will start at 7:00 pm. All interested citizens are invited to attend. The Worcester County Tea Party is a grassroots organization, not affiliated with any political party, which is committed to promoting fiscal responsibility, lower taxes and restoring Constitutional limits to the government. For more information, call 443-614-7214, email, visit HTTP://WWW.WORCESTERCOUNTYTEAPARTY.COM/

2 Forms Of Gulf War Illness Affect Different Parts Of Brain

They served their country two decades ago, and more than 200,000 Gulf War vets are still dealing with the mysterious symptoms they brought home.

These vets say their wide-ranging problems -- from cognitive impairment to debilitating fatigue -- are the result of exposure to dangerous chemicals during their service in the war from 1990 to 1991.

Getting to the bottom of their complaints has been a two-year mission for a research team at Georgetown University Medical Center. Now, these researchers say they have found the missing piece of the puzzle.

Results published in the journal PLOS ONE show there are two different forms of Gulf War illness, each linked to damage in a different part of the brain.


John Boehner: This Explains A Lot

“Are you drunk?”

This expression is used often in our culture, usually by someone attempting to call into question the sober-mindedness of another individual. Of course this isn’t a literal interrogatory seeking to determine, say, another’s blood alcohol content – it’s more of a mental status check.

Like, “are you crazy?”

Anyway … in the case of U.S. Speaker John Boehner (RINO-Ohio), the question could go either way. Boehner obviously isn’t of “sober-mind” – as evidenced by his wholesale betrayal of the limited government movement that made him Speaker in 2011. But he’s also a drunk. In fact most nights, Washington, D.C. sources tell FITS Boehner can be found drunk off his ass at the Capitol Hill Club, a private bar located two blocks down First Street from the U.S. Capitol.

In fact, Boehner was drinking at the club when one of the few journalists ever to write about the establishment – our friend Ken Silverstein from Harper’s – received an invitation to attend. From Silverstein’s piece (published in 2008) …


David Craig Announces Campaign Team

David Craig's bid for Maryland Governor is gaining added momentum as a campaign manager with proven experience and strong ties to the state will oversee strategic and operational details effective today. The new campaign manager, Paul Ellington, has over 30 years of experience in political and business consulting at the federal, state and local levels and managing issue-based and candidate-specific campaigns in Maryland and Washington DC. The campaign also announced a communications director who will oversee policy and message development and media relations.
"This campaign is about proving to voters that they have a real a choice in 2014," said Harford County Executive Craig, who announced his candidacy June 3. "With these dedicated professionals on my team, we are well-positioned to demonstrate to people who care deeply about Maryland that we will bring them a government that works for them and not against them."

A small business owner before entering politics full time, Elllington was a local elected official in Prince George's County. Maryland political experience includes having served three separate Chairmen as the Executive Director of the Maryland Republican Party.

With political accomplishments culminating in the election of Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. as the only Republican Governor since 1966, Ellington went on to became Chief of Staff to Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele and President of GOPAC, a training organization for elected officials in Washington DC.

After his service at GOPAC, Ellington returned to Maryland to work full time as a government relations, business development and political consultant. He has worked with Maryland clients at the federal, state, county and municipal levels and has been involved in 50 national, state and local campaigns.

"Maryland needs a proven leader and Maryland Republicans need a winner," said Ellington. "That is why I am supporting David Craig for Governor. More than any other potential or declared candidate, David Craig has successfully lead and managed large organizations."
As David Craig's new communications director, Jim Pettit has served in a similar capacity for U.S. Senate and House campaigns, on Capitol Hill, and in the Ehrlich Administration in the Office of Homeland Security. Most recently, his Maryland political experience includes serving grassroots organization Change Maryland as Communications and Policy director where he initiated, researched and wrote reports on tax migration, the state's tax burden and economic development. 

He will now devote his statewide political communications efforts exclusively to Craig's gubernatorial campaign.

TRAFFIC ALERT - Upgrade Of Signal At Route 9 And Race Street Intersection

Georgetown -- The Department of Transportation's (DelDOT) Traffic Signal section in conjunction with Kriss Contracting will be upgrading the existing signal at the intersection of Route 9 and Race Street in Georgetown to an overhead mast arm design and upgrade the pedestrian signal to countdown displays. The new signal will improve visibility for motorists and aid pedestrians to cross the street safely.
Intermittent lane closures will occur from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. Police and flaggers will direct traffic at the intersection.


Detroit said it will stop making payment on $2.5 billion of the city’s massive $18.5 billion debt and has asked creditors to accept 10 cents in the dollar of what the city owes them in a bid to avoid the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in US history.

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr said the city would stop making payments on its unsecured debt in a bid to “conserve cash” for vital services like police and firefighters. He further said pension benefits both present and future along with healthcare would face cuts, while control over the city’s water and sewage would be turned over to an independent body.

“We’re tapped out,” Orr was quoted by WWJ-TV as saying. “We need to come up with a plan to restructure our debt obligations and our legacy obligations going forward — that is: pension, other employee benefits, healthcare, so on and so forth.”

Orr continued that $1.25 billion would be set aside over the next decade, $750 million of which will go towards public safety, including funds for police, fire, streetlights and other endeavors. The remaining $500 million will be for blight removal.

The emergency manager spent two hours with about 180 bond insurers, pension trustees, union representatives and other creditors holding Detroit debt on Friday in an effort to fix fiscal problems which have left the city insolvent.

One bond holder present at the meeting who asked not to be identified told Reuters Orr’s proposal was likely more than debt holders would be able to accept.

“It’s just too much. It is an unprecedented amount to ask.”


Congressman Harris - On IRS And Wasted Stimulus Dollars, The Buck Stops Nowhere

Congressman Harris penned an op-ed in today’s Baltimore Sun where he addressed the ongoing scandal involving the IRS and the wasted stimulus dollars in Maryland. No matter what the scandal is no one is taking responsibility for what’s going on.

Of note: from his position on the Appropriations Committee, Congressman Harris is investigating the wasted stimulus dollars. He believes since the initial audit revealed so much misspending there should be an expanded audit of how all Maryland school districts spent stimulus dollars. Also, all the wasted stimulus dollars should be repaid to the taxpayer.

Judge: Eastern Shore Arson Cases Will Proceed

By April 1, police were on high alert.

More than 70 abandoned and unoccupied buildings had been set ablaze since November, and the Virginia State Police and Accomack County Sheriff's Office had increased patrols and surveillance.

It was enough for Charles R. Smith III to notice, according to a statement read aloud in court Monday from his interview with police following his arrest. 

Smith told fiancée Tonya S. Bundick, who was riding with him, that a house in Melfa seemed like a setup, a "dead giveaway," according to the statement.

From a camouflaged tent in the woods nearby, two state troopers watched the house off Airport Drive, one wearing night-vision goggles, the other manning the radio, the troopers testified Monday.


Multi-Platinum Grammy Winner TobyMac To Perform At WY&CC

Six-time Grammy Winner and multi-platinum selling artist TobyMac is bringing his hugely successful Hits Deep Tour to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on December 8, 2013 at 7 p.m. The tour will feature a multi-artist lineup showcasing the biggest and brightest artists in Christian Music including Brandon Heath, Mandisa, Jamie Grace, Colton Dixon, Chris August, and introducing Capital Kings.

The announcement of the tour came shortly after TobyMac was named “Artist of the Year” at the recent K-LOVE Fan Awards in Nashville. In the last year TobyMac earned his sixth Grammy, received Billboard Music Awards for Top Christian Artist and Album, obtained his first American Music Award for Favorite Artist in the Contemporary/Inspirational category, named iTunes’ Best Christian Gospel Album of the Year, and was titled as Amazon’s Christian Artist of 2012, among many other accomplishments.

“This tour is going to be exactly what most people want to see when they go to a concert—a show where you know every song,” says TobyMac. “Big hits that hit deep! Not just hits because they are sonically a good listen, but because they’ve spoken deeply to our souls. These artists are all headliners in their own right, but we’ve come together to serve up the hits that have become part of people’s lives.”

Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 410-548-4911, or in person at the WY&CC Box Office. The Box Office is located at 500 Glen Ave. Salisbury, MD 21804 and open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed holidays).


Louisiana State Sen. Elbert Guillory, formerly a Democrat, recently — and enthusiastically — joined the Republican party.

Weeks after announcing his bold move, Guillory has released a video explaining why he is now with the GOP. The powerful video is titled, “Why I Am a Republican.”

In the video, Guillory says it is the Republican Party that actually has the best interests of the black community in mind. He argues Democrats relentlessly push an agenda intended to exert control over blacks, not lift them out of poverty.