Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Judge Won't Block New Gun Laws In Md.

A federal judge has refused to block implementation of Maryland's new gun control law.

U.S District Judge Catherine Blake in Baltimore on Tuesday said plaintiffs in two lawsuits failed to show that implementation would cause irreparable harm to prospective gun buyers and gun shops.

Blake refused to grant an emergency stay of the law. The plaintiffs' attorneys say they would continue to seek a court order to block the measures.

More 

Rahm Emanuel Booed In Chicago’s South Side

BORDER PATROL UNION VP SAYS FEDS 'COOKING BOOKS' ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Shawn Moran, the Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, recently spoke out on behalf of U.S. Border Patrol agents who routinely risk their lives to keep our nation safe and our borders as secure as possible to Breitbart News.

"The politically-appointed class within the U.S. Border Patrol and in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency are cooking the books to make it appear that illegal immigration is decreasing,” Moran claimed.

“This all started when Janet Napolitano said the border was safer than it’s ever been. People were told to get in line, and they’ve done a number of tricks to limit our effectiveness and our ability to accurately determine how many people are illegally entering the US, so that the numbers look ‘right,’” he said.

More 

Man Barks At Police Dog…and Guess How Much Prison Time He’s Facing

There’s a saying in journalism that when a dog bites a man, it’s not news, but when a man bites a dog, it’s news.

So when a man barks at a police dog — and gets charged with “inciting chaos” — and the police dog’s name is actually “Chaos”…you get the idea.

James Paul Andrews, 26, of Cranberry Township, Pa., was allegedly “barking, hissing and growling” at Chaos after he was stopped at a drunk-driving checkpoint around 2:40 a.m. Sept. 15, the dog’s handler, Evan City police Sgt. Don Myers, said.

More

Obama Suing N.C. Over Voter-ID Law

Follows Holder decision last month to sue Texas

(WASHINGTON POST)
The Justice Department will sue North Carolina on Monday over the state’s new voting law, according to a person briefed on the department’s plans, the latest move by the Obama administration to counter a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that officials have said threatens the voting rights of minorities.

The suit, to be announced at a Washington news conference, follows the department’sdecision last month to sue Texas over that state’s new voter-identification measure. And it comes after a recent warning from Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. that the administration “will not hesitate to take appropriately aggressive action against any jurisdiction that attempts to hinder access to the franchise.”

Under the new law, North Carolina residents are required to show a photo ID at polling places. The law was signed by the state’s Republican governor last month, andcivil right groups moved quickly to challenge it. They said that the law’s requirements will make it harder to vote and that racial minorities will be disproportionately affected because they are less likely to have the forms of photo ID required by the law. In their suit, the Advancement Project and the North Carolina NAACP also argued that voter fraud is not a significant problem in the state.

U.S. TO TEACH MEXICANS TO GAME AMERICAN SYSTEM

Feds plan to spend $100,000 to help give away more money
It’s an expenditure of only $100,000 – mere pocket change in the vast labyrinth of federal spending – but the funds are for the creation of a manual to teach people how to get more money from the U.S. government.

And the recipients aren’t even citizens of the United States.

The U.S. Trade & Development Agency, an independent White House agency, is laying the foundation for the government of Mexico to infuse hundreds of billions of dollars into modernizing its roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure.

While it remains to be seen how much direct financial assistance the U.S. will provide, even the looming threat of a government shutdown has failed to curb President Obama’s plan to cut U.S. Treasury checks for the Mexican endeavor.

More

This In From A Viewer

Man working in hole in Crisfield is trapped after ground collapsed. Police helicopter on scene. Pd and fd and ambulance.

EEOC Sues Red Lobster for Sexual Harassment

Restaurant  Subjected Female Employees to Egregious Sexual Harassment Including Grabbing  and Groping, Federal Agency Charged
BALTIMORE -GMRI, Inc., doing business as Red Lobster,  subjected a class of female employees to pervasive sexual harassment at its  Salisbury, Md., location in violation of federal law, the U.S. Equal Employment  Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit announced today.
The EEOC  alleged that the restaurant's then culinary manager subjected Valerie Serman,  Racheal Cox and a class of similarly situated female employees to longstanding  sexual harassment including pressing his groin against them, and grabbing and  groping them.  The EEOC further alleged  that the manager made sexually offensive comments, such as frequent remarks  about the bodies of female employees and about his genitals, according to the  lawsuit.     
According  to the EEOC, Red Lobster, failed to take prompt action to stop the sexual  harassment even though the offensive conduct and comments were blatant and  pervasive.  Serman also complained to her  general manager about the harassment, but he not only failed to act, but also had  a history of making vulgar and sexually charged remarks about female employees  himself, the lawsuit claimed.    
Subjecting  employees to a sexually hostile work environment violates Title VII of the  Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The EEOC filed  suit (EEOC v. GMRI, Inc., d/b/a Red  Lobster, Civil Action No. 1:13-cv-02860-MJG) in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland,  Northern  Division, after first  attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation  process.  The EEOC seeks injunctive  relief prohibiting the Red Lobster from engaging in sexual harassment, as well  as compensatory and punitive damages for Serman, Cox and the class of female  employees, and other affirmative relief.
"When companies tolerate sexual harassment, everyone loses,"  said EEOC Regional Attorney Debra M. Lawrence.   "This lawsuit illustrates yet again that when employers abdicate their  responsibility to maintain a workplace free from sexual harassment, then the  EEOC will take action to protect employees from unrelenting harassment  committed and condoned by management officials." 
"No employee should have to endure severe or pervasive sexual  harassment in order to earn a living," added Spencer H. Lewis, Jr., director of  EEOC's Philadelphia District Office whose jurisdiction includes Maryland.
GMRI,  Inc., d/b/a Red Lobster, is a subsidiary of Darden Restaurants, Inc.  According to its website, www.darden.com, Darden Restaurants, Inc. is  the world's largest full-service restaurant company.  Through its subsidiaries, it owns and operates  more than 2,100 restaurants and employs more than 200,000 people. 
The  Philadelphia District Office of the EEOC oversees Pennsylvania, Maryland,  Delaware, West Virginia and parts of New Jersey and Ohio. 
The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment  discrimination.  Further information  about the Commission is available at its website, www.eeoc.gov.

Dogs Found 10-1-13

Joe,

These 2 friendly male dogs, one beautiful husky with blue eyes and one beautiful brindle dog came down from the Civic Center to the parking lot at the Dog Park on North Park Drive this evening. Neither dog had tags and were roaming around. We brought them in to play with our dogs but we all had to leave. We didn’t know what to do with the dogs since the Humane Society was closed and the City of Salisbury only comes out for hostile situations and this clearly wasn’t the case so we left them in the Small Dog Park with food and water. We will call the Humane Society in the morning if we can’t find the owner.

We are hoping someone is out looking for them. Since we all have big dogs of our own taking them both home would have been very difficult.


UPDATE: We left them in the small dog enclosure at the dog park with a sign asking people not to let them out on the door. People with small dogs usually don’t come late.

Emasculation As Policy

It’s not so much that they want your guns. It’s your manhood they’re really after. I mean this in a generic way, mind. It applies equally to men and women. They want to take away your self-respect – which naturally follows once they’ve defrocked you of your ability to take care of yourself.

This should be obvious by now – to anyone who has watched the pathetic spectacle of disarmed (and thus, helpless) men and women being cattle-chuted out of a building with their hands over their heads in the “I surrender” pose following a mass shooting – almost invariably perpetrated in a “gun free” zone.

Or by the way Obamacare will decide for you whether you need to buy health insurance – what kind of health insurance – and how much you’ll pay for it. The way your doctor will become another government agent, making decisions for you,controlling you – and your family’s private affairs – at the behest of the government.

More

CNN Poll Shows Media/Obama Losing Shutdown Battle

The con is on, folks.

Although a new CNN poll shows that across-the-board everyone will be blamed and damaged should the government shut down tomorrow, that is not the spin coming today from CNN or the rest of the left-wing media. Desperate to replay the '90s, even though today's poll says differently, the media are working together to terrify the GOP into caving when what we really have is a situation wherein Obama is going to be much more damaged than a Republican Party that doesn't have much to lose.

More

State Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting In Selbyville

Location: Unit block of Hosier Street, Selbyville, DE

Date of Occurrence: Tuesday October 1, 2013 at approximately 3:20 a.m.

Victim: 25 year old female

Resume: Selbyville, DE- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning in Selbyville.

Selbyville Police Department was dispatched to the unit block of Hosier Street after a 9-1-1 call was made from that location about a female that had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located a 25 year old female sitting outside a car in front of the residence with a gunshot wound to her head. The victim was flown by State Police Aviation to Christiana Medical Center where she is currently listed in critical condition.

State Police Homicide Detectives were contacted by Selbyville PD to assume the investigation into this incident. An 18 year old male was taken into custody by Selbyville PD at the scene and transported to Troop 4 in Georgetown where he is currently being held. Detectives are continuing their investigation by conducting interviews and collecting evidence at the crime scene. More information into this incident will be released when it becomes available.

18-Month Jail Term Handed To Summer High-Speed Chase Suspect

OCEAN CITY — An Illinois man, arrested in July on numerous criminal and traffic charges after a two-state, high-speed chase, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and resisting arrest in District Court in Ocean City Friday and was sentenced to 18 months in jail.

Brion Adam Kriss, 24, of Frankfort, Ill., appeared in District Court in Ocean City on Friday to face 30 total charges including second-degree assault, resisting arrest, causing harm or death to a law enforcement animal and carrying a concealed dangerous weapon along with 24 traffic charges stemming from the bizarre incident on July 17. The incident began with a hit-and-run accident in Rehoboth Beach, included a high-speed chase through Delaware beach towns and into Ocean City, where at least three more hit-and-run incidents occurred along Coastal Highway before the suspect crashed on Coastal Highway near 116th Street and then fled on foot.

Ocean City Police and allied law enforcement agencies then tracked Kriss into the marsh area behind the Gold Coast Mall where the suspect continued to fight with police and attempted to drown a police K-9 dog before ultimately being subdued with a Taser and taken into custody after a few hours. Kriss last Friday pleaded guilty to one count each of second-degree assault and resisting arrest and was sentenced to 18 months in jail. The remaining criminal counts and the 24 traffic counts were not prosecuted as a result of the plea agreement.

More 

Hillary Clinton’s Next White House Run ‘Will Be Better’: Bill Clinton

Did Bill spill the beans? He tells ABC’s “This Week” that his wife, if she does run in 2016, would be a much improved candidate.

Hillary Clinton’s next presidential bid “will be better” than her last, former President Bill Clinton said Sunday, all but confirming that his wife mill make a run at the White House in 2016.

"The next one will be better. It'll be different,” Clinton said on ABC’s “This Week.” “Whether she's in it or not, they (presidential races) are all different. And the main thing you can't do, the great trick in any human endeavor, including politics, is you must learn the lessons of your mistakes and your failures without becoming a general who fights the last war, because every new encounter will be shaped by different forces.”

The not-so-surprising remarks are the clearest indication yet the former first lady and secretary of state will launch a campaign, her second attempt at first-in-command, in the 2016 presidential race.
More

See the Tea Party’s scathing response to Texas Congressman Pete Sessions

The fight to defund Obamacare in the House and Senate shed light on a growing divide within the GOP between the establishment and the more conservative/Tea Party movement.

One such example is Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), whose campaign has put out materials claiming he has been unfairly targeted by Freedom Works and other Tea Party groups. But local members of the Tea Party were not about to take Rep. Sessions’ claims sitting down. Instead, they penned a scathingopen letter to the Congressman outlining some of their concerns with his leadership.

More

4 Wounded, 1 Critically, In NYC Bike Path Stabbing, Slashing

NEW YORK – Authorities say four people, including a toddler, have been slashed or stabbed on a bike path near the Hudson River in New York City.

Police say a suspect is in custody.

Police say all of the victims are expected to survive, though a woman in her 30s is in critical condition. The youngest victim is about 2 years old.

Police are investigating whether there may have been a fifth victim.

More

Union No-Show Jobs Cost Florida Taxpayers Millions

In Florida's most populous county, union representation comes at a steep price for taxpayers.

Instead of showing up for work and doing the public-sector jobs they were hired to do, dozens of Miami-Dade County employees are showing up for their unions and representing union members against the county that employs them.

While union members are entitled to representation, having the county pay for it is an expensive practice.

More

Virginia Developing Database Of Residents' Identities

WASHINGTON, Virginia has created an identity database of the state’s residents for use by Virginia agencies. The database was built from using Department of Motor Vehicles records.

State officials told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the $4.3 million system will help agencies uncover fraud and benefit to residents who want or need to do business with the state electronically.

Craig C. Markva, Department of Medical Assistance Services Spokesman, told the newspaper that this system will be helpful because when someone creates an account online, the Virginia government will be able to use this system to verify that the person is who they are claiming to be.

It was also reported to the newspaper that the first agency to use the new e-id system will be the Department of Social Services starting Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

More

Troopers Investigating A Fatal Crash Investigation West Of Georgetown

Location: Old Furnace Road east of Waller Road, Georgetown, DE

Date of Occurrence: Tuesday October 1, 2013 at approximately 9:43 a.m.

Resume: Georgetown, DE- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred earlier this morning involving a pick-up truck and a DART Para transit bus.

Preliminary information reveals the incident occurred around 9:43 a.m. as a Dodge pick-up truck was traveling westbound on Old Furnace Road just west of Waller Road. At the same time, a DART Para transit bus was traveling eastbound on Old Furnace Road, when for unknown reasons, the pick-up truck swerved into the eastbound lane striking the bus on the driver’s side. The impact forced the bus off the south side of the roadway and into a ditch where it overturned once before landing upright. The pick-up truck continued in an easterly direction and rotated in the roadway before coming to a stop. An Infinity passenger car was traveling eastbound behind the bus when in order to avoid the crash, swerved to the right and drove off the south side of the roadway and into a ditch before coming to a stop in a yard.

The male operator of the truck, whose name has not been released pending notification of next of kin, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The operator of the bus and seven passengers were transported to local hospitals where the nature of the injuries ranged from severe to non-life threatening. Information on the identities of the passengers will be released pending notification of next of kin.

The female operator of the Infinity was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Old Furnace Road between Waller Road and Asbury Road were closed for approximately three hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

News Laws Slated For Oct. 1 In Maryland

WASHINGTON - A long list of new laws go into effect Tuesday, Oct. 1. Here are some of the most talked about and most likely to make an impact on your daily life.

In the car

In Maryland, using a handheld device while driving is already illegal. But on Oct. 1, it will be primary offense, which means drivers can get a ticket if they are using the phone, even if they are not breaking any other traffic rules. Until Oct. 1, it is a secondary offense, meaning that a driver must first be committing another offense, such as speeding or negligent driving.

More Laws 

Comment Worthy Of A Post 10-1-13

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Maryland State Police In A Jam For The Next Seven ...":

I cannot argue against the statements that our civilian employees (mechanics, dispatchers, secretaries) are being severely underpaid for the support work that they do; however, in a 17 year career, I have lost my annual step increase 7 times, and went backwards 2.5% once.

Those 7 missed (frozen) steps cost my family over $17,000 per year. Since my pension is based upon my base pay, my pension will be affected by roughly $1000/month for the rest of my life. Multiply that by the number of troopers who have worked and/or retired over the past 20 years, and you can see that Maryland is saving hundreds of millions of dollars on the backs of their dedicated employees! All the while our liberal-ass gov't pisses cash away on needle exchange programs, swamp purchases in the name of "wetlands conservation" and a broken Baltimore City school system, to name a few!

If you consider that Maryland has the highest average household income and the highest average housing costs in the Nation, and is in the three highest taxed states - we should be hemorrhaging cash! But alas, we are always crying poverty. How are your liberal votes serving you now, Marylanders?

Lastly, if you compare the starting salaries of MSP troopers as a percentage of the average housing costs, and average household incomes - and do the same for the other 49 states with State Police/Highway Patrols (Hawaii has neither) based on salary to cost ratios - Maryland troopers are the worst paid state police in the United States. Makes it hard to remain competitive in attracting the best candidates, doesn't it?

BREAKING NEWS

Isabella Street is FINALLY reopened.

Halperin: Obama Okay With Shutdown Because Media Has His Back

Intentionally or not, Monday on Morning Joe, Time's Mark Halperin revealed to the world how the American media's pro-Obama bias will in part be to blame for any coming government shutdown. When asked if President Obama had an incentive to negotiate with the GOP, Halperin explained that, "The White House does not have much incentive. They think the trends are going to go in their direction at the end of the week, or early next week at the latest; because again, the press is largely sympathetic to their arguments on this."

Trevor Loudon Launches ‘The Enemies Within’ At the National Press Club August 20th

Did You Miss Your IRS Agent Today?

Last night I was speaking to a long-time mentor. And he’s unfortunately in very poor health at the moment.

Most of his condition is a result of lifestyle choices over the past several decades. Too much junk food. Too much excess. Never enough discpiline or exercise. He readily admits this now.

His health deteriorated gradually, it didn’t happen overnight.

In his late 40s, he really began putting on extra weight. In his 50s, all the extra weight started to take a toll on his joints, and he developed severe, arthritic pains. Also his blood sugar began to rise.

Along the way, his friends and family encouraged him to make important changes in his life. Put down the chocolate bars and start walking. But he could never summon the will.

There was a lot of talk about what he intended to do. He even went to the store and bought athletic shoes and workout attire. But it just sat in the closet collecting dust.

Now in his mid-60s, his health has deteriorated to the point where he can barely walk. He’s lost feeling in his legs. And even if he could find the desire now to get some exercise, he wouldn’t be able to. His body is simply no longer able to exert itself.

My friend has unfortunately passed the point of no return. The window of opportunity to heal himself has closed. And now he has become a slave to his condition, unable to change it.

From a fiscal perspective, the United States government is also at this point.

More

New York Times Exposes Marxist Mayoral Candidate

A new kind of investigative reporting was unveiled at The New York Times on Monday. A story about the communist connections of a major politician was plastered across page 19 of the paper. Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, just endorsed by President Obama, was the subject of a long story about his support for the Communist Sandinistas in Nicaragua in the 1980s.

Whatever the reason for the scrutiny, the paper has opened the door to additional investigations of Democratic Party politicians, including Obama himself.

The story represents vindication for the late Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI), who gave rise to the term, “McCarthyism,” a search for Communist connections and anti-Americanism that was considered objectionable by progressives collaborating with enemies of the U.S. McCarthyism, it seems, is now in vogue at The New York Times.

More

Company With $1.2 Billion Obamacare Contract Under Investigation For ‘Serious Fraud’

A British multinational being paid $1.2 billion to implement Obamacare’s federal insurance exchanges is under investigation after allegedly overcharging the British government by tens of millions of dollars.

Reuters reports that Britain’s Serious Fraud Office is now looking into Serco, a massive service and security firm employing 120,000 worldwide, after the company reportedly overbilled its government client as much as $80 million for criminal electronic monitoring devices.

Around one in six of the criminals listed were already in prison, had left the country, were not required to wear a device, or were even dead.

More 

Islam Anyone?

Islam's Latest Contributions to Peace "Mohammed is God's apostle.

Those who follow him are harsh 
to the unbelievers but merciful to one another" Quran 48:29
2013.09.29 (Peshawar, Pakistan) - Forty bus passengers are torn to shreds by a Religion of Peace bomb blast.
2013.09.28 (Timbuktu, Mali) - Two civilians on a horse-cart are sent to Allah by Shahid suicide bombers.
2013.09.27 (Peshawar, Pakistan) - Hardliners fighting for an Islamic state blow up nineteen passengers on a bus.
2013.09.26 (Gamboru, Nigeria) - Twenty-seven villagers are massacred by terrorists fighting for an Islamic state.
2013.09.26 (Huta, Yemen) - A homosexual is executed by Islamic fundamentalists.
2013.09.26 (Baghdad, Iraq) - Eight people including women and children are pulled into pieces by Jihadi bombers at a Sunni commercial center.

The DNC Is Nearly Broke

As the government nears shutdown, the fundraising arm of the Democratic Party is having a budget crisis of its own
FORTUNE -- There's another budget crisis in Washington, and it's unfolding inside the Democratic party. The Democratic National Committee remains so deeply in the hole from spending in the last election that it is struggling to pay its own vendors.

It is a highly unusual state of affairs for a national party -- especially one that can deploy the President as its fundraiser-in-chief -- and it speaks to the quiet but serious organizational problems the party has yet to address since the last election, obscured in part by the much messier spectacle of GOP infighting.

The Democrats' numbers speak for themselves: Through August, 10 months after helping President Obama secure a second term, the DNC owed its various creditors a total of $18.1 million, compared to the $12.5 million cash cushion the Republican National Committee is holding.

More

Obamacare Website Quietly Deletes Reference To 'Free Health Care'

Even as President Obama and his administration are making a last minute push to encourage enrollment in Obamacare, a quiet change was made on the Healthcare.gov website regarding those who will still not be able to afford coverage after the program kicks in. From at least June 26, 2013 to as recently as September 15, under the topic, "Where can I get free or low-cost care in my community?" the following statement appeared: "If you can't afford any health plan, you can get free or low-cost health and dental care at a nearby community health center." Here is how the page in question appeared:

50 Million Muslims In Europe, 80% Are Beggars And Criminals Living On Western Welfare

Obamacare Forum Raises Questions About Oct. 1 Small Business Deadline

William Farmer, a Navy veteran with a cyber security business based in Hanover, took diligent notes and asked direct questions while attending a health care forum for small businesses last month in Laurel. The forum was designed to help small business owners better understand new laws soon to set in under Obamacare.

While small businesses are not required under the new health care law to offer health insurance to their employees, they are required to notify all employees about the new health insurance marketplace available in their state by Oct. 1.

A majority of Farmer’s employees live in Virginia and Washington, D.C., and he needed to know if he was also supposed to include information about the health insurance marketplaces where his employees reside.

More 

SEE IT: Man punches female store clerk after he refuses to pay an additional 41 cents for a cigar

 

The incident took place in Lakewood, Calif., on Sept. 7. The man came into the store and bought a Swisher Sweets cigar, which totaled $1.41. When the man only handed over $1, saying it was all he had, he then punched the clerk who demanded he pay the rest of the amount.

David R. Craig On Health Insurance Exchange / Government Shutdown

Harford County Executive and Maryland candidate for Governor David Craig released the following statement today:

“The Affordable Care Act has become a flash point in Congressional negotiations to continue government operations and for good reason. The unpleasant surprise with this law is that it’s not really affordable at all. Maryland's least expensive Obamacare plan will be 83% higher than the lowest-cost plan sold in the state this year.

“People are struggling with the worst economic recovery in our lifetimes, have faced down record tax, fee and toll increases, and now they are forced to pay 83% higher insurance costs. This is a massive health care tax politicians are attempting to brand as something else, and they are forcing people to buy it."

Lost Dog 10-1-13

Joe,

I am looking for your help. My dog ran away sometime last night around 9:00 p.m. She is a light brown and white cocker spaniel and goes by the name of Sahara. She is almost 4 years old and is very loved and missed by her family. She was last seen in Delmar, MD on E. Chestnut Street.

I can be reached at 443-359-7441.

Rand Paul: It's Obama Who's Shutting Down Gov't

Sen. Rand Paul on CBS's "Face the Nation." HERE

MD Health Officials Say They Are Ready For Healthcare

Maryland health officials on Monday expressed confidence the state was ready to open its new health insurance marketplace and address problems that could arise with the large undertaking.

Becca Pearce, executive director of Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, said that while temporary setbacks relating to the online marketplace are anticipated, she's confident the state is ready to handle them.

"We are fully poised and ready to be paying attention to exactly what those issues are," Pearce said, noting problems could entail a computer server that goes down or connectivity issues. "We have a command center that's going to be up and running from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the next several weeks to make sure that as things come up we are ready to respond to them as quickly as possible." 

More 

CONTROVERSIAL HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISER DEFENDS USE OF MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD-ASSOCIATED ICON ON HIS TWITTER PROFILE

An adviser to the Department of Homeland Security — who was recently promoted — is defending his use of the controversial “R4BIA” four-finger salute symbol associated with the Muslim Brotherhood as decor on his Twitter profile, a choice that elicited criticism on Sunday on the social media site and from one Israeli blog.

Mohamed Elibiary, one of 28 members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, insists the symbol is “bigger than” the Muslim Brotherhood and that to him it means “Freedom4All.” In hisTwitter profile, Elibiary describes himself as not only associated with Homeland Security but also as a “proud American” who “hearts” Egypt.

More

Chesapeake Ghost Walk Series Just In Time For Halloween

Author of Haunted Eastern Shore Leads 12 Walks on Maryland's Eastern Shore

MARION STATION, MD (October 1, 2013) – The elusive Eastern Shore of Maryland is an amazing place to visit in October with such famous ghosts as Big Lizz, Wish Sheppard, William Aydelotte of the Snow Hill Inn and Patty Cannon. This month, Mindie Burgoyne, author of Haunted Eastern Shore: Ghostly Tales from East of the Chesapeake will lead ghost walks through 8 historic towns on the Shore as part of her Chesapeake Ghost Walk series. The eight walks in October will feature scary tales associated with over 60 sites in 5 counties. One of those sites is Burgoyne’s own haunted house – and on that tour, the guests are invited inside for a personal experience.

The October ghost walks include Denton, Easton, Cambridge, Pocomoke, Princess Anne, Marion Station, Snow Hill and Ocean City, (which is scheduled twice). With each tour guests traverse about 1.5 miles on foot while Burgoyne points out places along the way associated with hauntings. She’ll share the history of the place, who lived there, what strange thing occurred and what people say today about haunted activity. By the end of the tour each guest has gained a loose history of the town and many of its famous – or infamous residents which include doctors, farmers, artists, congressmen, governors, African slaves, merchants, sailors, sea captains, widows and children.

“When I craft each walk I try to do so in a way that tells the story of the whole town so that the characters I talk about are placed in a related setting” Burgoyne states. “All haunted stories begin to sound alike after awhile unless you differentiate one from the next by defining the ghostly characters in the context of their time and space – then link that defined character to how people are experiencing its presence in this world – in our time.”

Burgoyne collects her ghostly tales from various sources that include local libraries, regional books, newspaper articles, the folklore collection at the Nabb Research Center at Salisbury University and through personal interviews. After collecting the tales she researches the town history, and then crafts a tour that tells a larger story that connects the individual sites with the town identity. She’ll also mention stories of haunted places near the town that are too far out for the walking tour. In these cases she’ll often provides guests with a map so they can seek out the sites on their own after the tour. All the ghost walks (except Ocean City) include a night-time walk through a graveyard. Since Ocean City has no graveyard, Burgoyne recounts the tale of Captain’s Hill – the one lone marked grave in Ocean City.

When asked to identify her favorite tour of the dozen she’s crafted, Burgoyne stated “Definitely Ocean City. It was the most difficult to put together because it’s not an old town like the rest of the ones in the series. But it has a powerful haunted history – more than most would suspect” Burgoyne says. “Second would be my own hometown of Marion Station because my house is on the tour. The crazy occurrences there are what got me started writing about ghosts. Within a month after moving in we felt like we were living in Amityville.”

Berlin, Crisfield, St. Michaels and Salisbury ghost walks are scheduled for November and December. Guests pay $15 to attend a ghost walk ($9 for kids 8-12), and the Chesapeake Ghost Walk website suggests lodging accommodations and local sites of interest for those who want to travel in from out-of-town.

For more information visit www.chesapeakeakeghostwalks.com or www.travelhag.com

What The Ted Cruz Filibuster Really Means – It’s the End Of The GOP As We Know It

There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.

- Brutus in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

A misguided, decrepit, corrupt, warmongering, and surveillance-happy Republican Party was already stumbling around the room; hammered drunk on its decades old power trip, led by mindless cronies with zero direction when Ted Cruz came by and gave it a charitable push to the ground. It fell swiftly with a pathetic thud. The establishment Republican Party died this week. Good riddance.

More

Body Founde In River

Local authorities have found a body just south of Snow Hill. There are no further details at this time. More to come.

UPDATE: Body of missing Pocomoke boater has been recovered.

Maryland Awarded Grant Promoting The Readiness Of Minors In Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE)

State receives $31 million five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today Maryland was selected to receive $31 million as part of U.S. Department of Education grant Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE), an opportunity for states to improve the education and career outcomes of youth with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 

“In Maryland, we have been guided by the principle that there is no such thing as a spare Marylander,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “As part of this commitment to being more effective in supporting child SSI recipients who continue to face challenges as adults, we are committed to ensuring that all of our economic development and workforce creation initiatives include opportunities for individuals with disabilities.”

The U.S. Department of Education PROMISE initiative is intended to improve the provision and coordination of services for child SSI recipients and their families. The services will help child recipients achieve better outcomes; including graduating from high school ready for college and a career, completing postsecondary education and job training, and obtaining competitive employment in an integrated setting. As a result, these child SSI recipients can achieve long-term reductions in reliance on SSI.

"All children deserve a chance to achieve their educational and career goals," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The PROMISE initiative provides services and support to help our most at-risk students and their families so that they can focus on their education and a brighter future."

Maryland is working to create new pathways to the workforce for populations that have traditionally faced barriers to employment. Maryland PROMISE, a partnership of state agencies and private sector disability organizations, will address the challenges faced by youth who, by virtue of SSI eligibility, are deemed to have a severe disability and be members of low-income families.

“We are thrilled to receive the PROMISE grant from the U.S. Department of Education. With PROMISE, we hope to achieve better outcomes for child SSI recipients and their families," said Maryland Department of Disabilities Secretary Catherine A. Raggio. "This grants spans five years and will provide enhanced supports and services to 1,000 Maryland youth with disabilities. It will allow us to continue our leadership role in ensuring that all of our youth, including those receiving SSI benefits, are prepared to enter the 21st century workforce.”

Gander Mountain Salisbury Has Massive Sales Thursday & Friday

Gander Mountain in Salisbury reportedly had more than $70,000.00 in gun sales Thursday and Friday. The lines were so long you had to take a number and wait until your number was called.

SPD Press Releases 10-1-13

 



CONTROVERSIAL HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISER DEFENDS USE OF MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD-ASSOCIATED ICON ON HIS TWITTER PROFILE

An adviser to the Department of Homeland Security — who was recently promoted — is defending his use of the controversial “R4BIA” four-finger salute symbol associated with the Muslim Brotherhood as decor on his Twitter profile, a choice that elicited criticism on Sunday on the social media site and from one Israeli blog.

Mohamed Elibiary, one of 28 members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, insists the symbol is “bigger than” the Muslim Brotherhood and that to him it means “Freedom4All.” In hisTwitter profile, Elibiary describes himself as not only associated with Homeland Security but also as a “proud American” who “hearts” Egypt.

More

CDC Director Arrested For Child Molestation And Bestiality

Dr. Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey, a top official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been arrested and charged with two counts of child molestation and one count of bestiality.

Dr. Lindsey, who joined the CDC in 1999, is currently the deputy director for the Laboratory Science Policy and Practice Program Office. She’s second in command of the program office.

Prior to that role, she was the senior health scientist in the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, an office that oversees the allocation process for $1.5 billion in terrorism preparedness.

Atlanta (CNN) – An official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been arrested and charged with two counts of child molestation and one count of bestiality, police said.

Police arrested Dr. Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey, 44, in DeKalb County, Georgia, on Sunday.

Authorities also charged Lindsey’s live-in boyfriend, Thomas Joseph Westerman, 42, with two counts of child molestation.

The two are accused of “immoral and indecent” sexual acts involving a 6-year-old, according to information from DeKalb County Magistrate Court and an arrest warrant.

The bestiality charge says Lindsey “did unlawfully perform or submit to any sexual act with an animal.”

The alleged incidents took place between January 1, 2010, and August 22, 2011.

Westerman is out of jail on bail; Lindsey remains in jail with bail set at $20,000, said Lt. Pam Kunz of the DeKalb County Police Department.

Maryland Department Of Agriculture Public Briefing At Wicomico Youth & Civic Center October 8

SALISBURY, Md. - The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will hold a public briefing at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. During this briefing, the MDA will explain the Phosphorus Management Tool regulations and the process by which they are developed and revised, outline resources available to farmers to help manage the impact of the newly placed regulations and answer any questions or concerns that the public may have.

On Sept. 5, the MDA concluded the discussion with key stakeholders about the Phosphorus Management Tool (PMT), bringing clarity to how it works and how it can be applied. Therefore, the MDA has agreed to hold briefings to inform famers of the new process prior to the 30-day public comment period.

“We appreciate the input we received from the agricultural and environmental representatives who met with us and we believe that the revised proposal addresses their concerns,” said Secretary Buddy Hance. “The O’Malley Administration remains committed to implementing the new tool in a way that is responsive to various stakeholder concerns while also ensuring our farmers have the technical and financial resources they need to comply with new regulations.”

The PMT will replace the Phosphorus Site Index, identifying areas where excess phosphorus is present in the soil and where a high potential phosphorus loss exists, also allowing farmers to evaluate management options that can reduce the risk of phosphorus losses from agricultural fields to nearby waterways. The PMT will be included in the Maryland Nutrient Management Manual and incorporated by reference into COMAR 15.20.08.

MDA will meet with key stakeholders regularly to address any issues that arise from the implementation of the regulations. For more information, the Maryland Department of Agriculture is on Twitter @MdAgDept and Facebook atwww.facebook.com/MdAgDept.

Boonies Restaurant & Tiki Bar

Check out the specials for this week!

This Week's Specials


Appetizer: Spicy Thai Wing Dings
Sandwich: Pulled Pork w/candied grilled pineapple slice
Entrees: Jambalaya
Beer Battered Fish & Chips
Dessert: Mint Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
Chocolate Ice Cream Cake
Hot Apple Cobbler a la mode
Daily Specials
Wednesday: 1/2 Price Burger Night
Thursday: Prime Rib Night
Sunday: $6 Cheese Pizza
(daily specials are for dine in only)

SFD Calls For Service 9-30-13

  • Monday September, 30 2013 @ 18:33:42 Nature: Delayed Ambulance Address: 1014 Fairground Dr Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday September, 30 2013 @ 18:28:36 Nature: Pi Accident Address: 1210 Nanticoke Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday September, 30 2013 @ 18:02:01 Nature: Pro Qa Ems City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 30 2013 @ 15:26:44 Nature: Pro Qa Ems City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 30 2013 @ 15:08:43 Nature: Smoke / Co Detector Address: 1184 Kestrel Way Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday September, 30 2013 @ 13:49:13 Nature: Sick Subject City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 30 2013 @ 13:39:57 Nature: Subject Fallen City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 30 2013 @ 11:52:39 Nature: Chest Pain City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 30 2013 @ 10:54:12 Nature: Chest Pain City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 30 2013 @ 10:38:29 Nature: Sick Subject City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 30 2013 @ 09:28:01 Nature: Chest Pain City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 30 2013 @ 09:26:07 Nature: Chest Pain City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 30 2013 @ 09:23:11 Nature: Medical Assist Address: 2508 Castle St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday September, 30 2013 @ 08:33:49 Nature: Automatic Alarm Address: 2314 N Salisbury Blvd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday September, 30 2013 @ 08:20:46 Nature: Pi Accident City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 30 2013 @ 06:35:29 Nature: Difficulty Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 30 2013 @ 05:00:51 Nature: Automatic Alarm Address: 200 Civic Ave Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday September, 30 2013 @ 03:10:13 Nature: Medical Assist Address: 314 Naylor St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday September, 30 2013 @ 02:36:04 Nature: Difficulty Breathing City: Salisbury

PRMC Employee Commits Suicide

An employee of PRMC who had been employed with PRMC committed suicide last Friday. It's been reported she had allegedly been let go after 30 years of what some have said very dedicated service. I had been told she worked at AGH and PRMC and the 30 years was a span of both combined jobs. 

This employee had been on Family Medical Leave for some time but had also had some serious personal issues as well. While many at PRMC are upset at PRMC for allegedly letting her go on Friday, I had learned there was much more to this story on a personal level and quite frankly I'd ask those employees keep an open mind.

While I will respectfully not get into those details, I'd simply ask them to not hold PRMC to blame. I'm sure, (if true) if she were fired it could have easily added to what had already been an ongoing issue. I had been asked to publish this information and have done so. However, after hearing the details I will strongly suggest every one chill out on this one because there truly is a lot more to this story. 

We're sorry for your loss. 

Corn Hole Tournament This Weekend At Green Hill Country Club


OMB Director Sylvia Burwell Has Ordered Federal Agencies To Implement Their Shutdown Plans


Four Years Ago Today