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Monday, February 16, 2015

VIDEO: ISIS Suicide Bomber Goes Out with a BANG, But Not How He Expected


The Kurdistan Regional Government released a video of an ISIS suicide bomber being taken out by an Iraqi Security Forces sniper who was trained by the U.S. Marines.

A Peshmerga soldier sets his aim at something in the distance. According to reports, it was a suicide bomber on his way to a fort at Bashiqa, Iraq.

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Concealed carry without a permit: Will crime go up or down?

New Hampshire, Kansas, Mississippi, and Montana are considering legislation that would no longer require special permits to carry concealed weapons in public. Five states already have such laws.

This week, lawmakers in New Hampshire, Kansas, Mississippi, and Montana advanced bills that, if made into law, would no longer require special permits to carry concealed weapons in public. Five states already have no concealed permit requirement – part of a broader trend toward so-called constitutional carry.

Also this week, Sen. John Cornyn (R) of Texas introduced federal legislation that would turn concealed weapons permits into something like state driver’s licenses, which are legal anywhere in the United States. The measure nearly passed a Democrat-controlled Senate last year, meaning it could well end up on President Obama’s desk in 2015.

With about one gun already in circulation for every American, critics, including many in law enforcement, say constitutional carry will only make life more dangerous. However, so far, studies have failed to conclusively prove or disprove another correlation – between expanded gun carry and the decline in general and violent crime rates that has occurred in the US over the past two decades.

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Wicomico County Employee Update For Tomorrow

Mandatory leave and essential personnel must report to work. 

Military approves hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning

WASHINGTON — In a first for the Army, Chelsea Manning, the convicted national-security secrets leaker, has been approved for hormone therapy for transition to a woman at the Army's Fort Leavenworth prison, according to a memo obtained Thursday by USA TODAY.

Manning remains a soldier as well as an inmate.

"After carefully considering the recommendation that (hormone treatment) is medically appropriate and necessary, and weighing all associated safety and security risks presented, I approve adding (hormone treatment) to Inmate Manning's treatment plan," Col. Erica Nelson, the commandant of the Fort Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks in Kansas, wrote in a Feb. 5 memo.

Formerly named Bradley Manning, the soldier was convicted of sending classified documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Manning is serving a 35-year prison sentence and is eligible for parole in about seven years.

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Breaking News: Federal offices in DC, Baltimore closed Tuesday

Federal offices in the DC region, as well as those in Baltimore, will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 17, according to the Office of Personnel Management and the Baltimore Federal Executive Board.

Gun-Grabbing Lib Senator DESTROYED by Pro-Gun Texas Mom

Cindy Crawford lingerie image stirs debate over what 'real women' look like

(CNN)An apparent image of 48-year-old Cindy Crawford in lingerie is stirring discussion about what "real" women look like -- but not for reasons you might expect.

The practice of photo retouching in fashion publications renders most models completely free of blemishes or imperfections to the point of being unrealistic. But this photo of Crawford baring her sun-kissed torso is drawing praise for showing her in a realistic light.

The image of murky origins spread through social media on Friday after British ITV News anchor Charlene White shared it on Twitter, attributing it to Marie Claire magazine. The American version of Marie Claire, a joint venture between Hearst Magazines and French-based Marie Claire Album, called the image real, honest and gorgeous, but denied any connection to the photo.
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OUTRAGEOUS! Obama’s State Department Orders Marines To Destroy Their Weapons And Evacuate Yemen UNARMED!

Obama’s State Department ordered Marines to destroy and surrender their weapons before they would be allowed to leave Yemen.

Keep in mind that Marines are taught from day one: NEVER SURRENDER YOUR WEAPON!

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UPDATE: Missing Pet Fruitland Area

Lost Dog
Fruitland MD.
Name: Hunter
5 years old
Has been missing since 2/15/15 at 8:30am
Last seen in area of Riverside Dr. and Sharps Point Rd. in Fruitland.
Please contact us at:
Kathryn: 410-251-4127
Allen: 443-859-5660
or email ktbug0416@yahoo.com
He is super sweet and loves attention. He is very missed and we are hopeful that someone picked him up to keep him out of the freezing cold.

Concert In The Ring

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Somerset County Sheriff's Office Press Release 2-16-15

Saytia Sierra Kingwood of Baltimore, arrested 1-30-15 for driving on a suspended driver’s license, and a warrant for failing to appear in court. Kingwood was later released on personal recognizance. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop in the Somerset Ave, Princess Anne area.

Raymond Cash Fisher of Deal Island, arrested 2-2-15 on a body attachment warrant. Fisher was later released on personal recognizance.

Alan Dale Townsend of Westover, arrested 2-2-15 on a civil body attachment. Townsend was later released on personal recognizance.

Jacqueline Ann Hughes of Eden, arrested 2-3-15 on a warrant for theft. Hughes was later released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

Jose Luis Nunez Jr. of Virginia Beach arrested 2-3-15 for driving on a suspended driver’s license, speeding, and failing to display information. Nunez was released on citations pending court actions. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by deputies in the Deal Island road area.

Leroy Edward Somers of Crisfield, arrested 2-5-15 on  four warrants for failing to appear in court. Somers was later released after posting bond.

Terrell Donta Green of Chesapeake Virginia, arrested 2-8-15 for driving under the influence of alcohol,  driving while impaired by alcohol, and driving under the influence of alcohol per se. Green was later released on citations pending court actions. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by deputies in the area of Linden Ave, Princess Anne.

Gregory Theodore Tanouye of Baltimore, arrested 2-9-15 on a Baltimore District Court warrant. Tonouye was later returned back to the Somerset County Detention center where he is being held on an unrelated offence.

Dallas Taylor Godman of Ocean City, arrested 2-10-15 for possession of suspected marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Godman was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by deputies in the area of Ocean Highway, Eden. Deputies recovered a large amount of suspected marijuana, marijuana past, and cash.

Chad Michael Bozman of Princess Anne, arrested 2-10-15 on a warrant for violation of probation. Bozman was held without bond.

Gary Rudolph Jones of Crisfield, arrested 2-12-15 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Jones was later released on personal recognizance pending court actions.

Governor Larry Hogan To Visit MEMA In Response To Winter Storm

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan will visit the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) in Reisterstown this evening in response to the current winter storm, which is moving through the region tonight and into tomorrow morning. MEMA Director Clay Stamp will brief the governor on the weather system and the actions the state is taking to support Maryland citizens and local governments.

Governor Hogan and Director Stamp will address the media at approximately 10:15 PM.

WHO: Governor Larry Hogan, MEMA Director Clay Stamp

WHAT: Briefing on winter storm

WHERE: Maryland Emergency Management Agency, 5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136

WHEN: 10:00 PM – February 16, 2015

MSP Snow Emergency Plan

The Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack will enact a Snow Emergency Plan on 2/16/2015 at 2000hrs (8pm). We respectfully request that all motorist remove their vehicles from the road shoulders or have them removed via tow service. We further request that driving should be limited to emergency situations and / or essential personnel only. This Snow Emergency Plan covers all United States Routes and Maryland Routes in Wicomico County, Maryland. The Plan will remain in place until further notice. Thanks for your Assistance.

Active Snow Emergencies


Active Snow Emergencies
CountyDate / Time EffectiveExceptions
Allegany2/16/2015 6:00:00 PM
Anne Arundel2/16/2015 7:00:00 PM
Calvert2/16/2015 6:30:00 PM
Caroline2/16/2015 7:00:00 PM
Carroll2/16/2015 7:00:00 PM
Charles2/16/2015 3:30:00 PM
Dorchester2/16/2015 7:00:00 PM
Frederick2/16/2015 6:00:00 PM
Garrett2/16/2015 6:00:00 PM
Howard2/16/2015 6:00:00 PM
Kent2/16/2015 7:00:00 PM
Montgomery2/16/2015 5:30:00 PM
Prince Georges2/16/2015 5:30:00 PM
Queen Annes2/16/2015 7:00:00 PM
St Marys2/16/2015 5:00:00 PM
Somerset2/16/2015 7:00:00 PM
Talbot2/16/2015 7:00:00 PM
Washington2/16/2015 6:00:00 PM
Wicomico2/16/2015 8:00:00 PM
Worcester2/16/2015 7:30:00 PM

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Cornell Students Erupt Over Healthcare Fee

Students at vaunted Cornell University are plenty smart enough to know they should not have to pay a penalty for not buying the school's health insurance if they already have coverage, but that's exactly what a new policy at the Ivy League school requires.

The $350 "health fee" for opting out of the school’s insurance plan was announced in a memo school President David Skorton posted on Cornell’s website last week, according to higher education blog The College Fix. But it is just setting in with the student body, and many attending the Ithaca, N.Y., school are not pleased. Under the Affordable Care Act, students must have insurance, but making those already covered pay an extra fee to skip the school's plan is not sitting well.

“Effective next academic year, 2015-16, we will be introducing a student health fee for those not enrolled in the Cornell Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP),” read the memo.

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Salisbury’s I-Team 2/16/2015 Snow Update

Salisbury – Mayor James Ireton, Jr. met at Salisbury Fire Headquarters with all City Department heads at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the evolving weather situation.

UPDATES:

• City offices will be CLOSED Tuesday the 17th. Only essential employees will be expected to report.

• Trash and recycling services for Tuesday the 17th are cancelled.

• The Mayor’s Neighborhood Roundtable scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday is cancelled, and will be rescheduled at a later time.

• Stay tuned to the Mayor’s and SPD’s Twitter feeds for updates on the plowing of snow emergency routes.

*The City’s Snow Emergency Routes are for the express purpose of getting emergency vehicles into and out of neighborhoods.

“Our time has come for snow. The City is ready,” said Mayor Ireton. “I encourage all residents and visitors to return home as soon as possible. After the snow ceases to fall, cold temperatures will be the main concern for the continued plowing and improvement in road conditions. With nighttime temperatures below 10 degrees, it may take the remainder of the week for road conditions to return to normal. The city and its employees appreciate your patience in dealing with “Octavia” and its aftermath. Please look for updates as our I-Team produces them.”

Emergency contact information for Salisbury Public Works during business hours from 8:00 to 4:30 is 410-548-3177. For service calls after hours please contact the Salisbury Police Department at 410-548-3165.

Ocean City Winter Scenes From Sunday ... Photos by Steve Green

Photos Courtesy Of The Dispatch.




Bill Would Allow Concealed Weapons Across State Lines

Gun owners would be allowed to carry concealed weapons around the country under new legislation introduced in the Senate.

The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would allow gun owners who have a concealed carry permit in their home state to bring their firearms in any other state with concealed-carry laws.

"This operates more or less like a driver’s license,” Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), the second-ranking Republican in the upper chamber, told The Hill. "So, for example, if you have a driver’s license in Texas, you can drive in New York, in Utah and other places, subject to the laws of those states."

Cornyn, a Texas Republican, said this would “eliminate some of the ‘gotcha moments,’ where people inadvertently cross state lines” with guns they are legally allowed to carry in their home state.

The National Rifle Association endorsed the bill Thursday, calling it a “much-needed solution to a real problem for gun owners.”

“The current patchwork of state and local laws is confusing for even the most conscientious and well-informed concealed carry permit holders. This confusion often leads to law-abiding gun owners running afoul of the law when they exercise their right to self-protection while traveling or temporarily living away from home,” said Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.

“Our fundamental right to self-defense does not stop at a state's borders. Law abiding citizens should be able to exercise this right while traveling across state lines,” Cox added.

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Wicomico County Council Meeting Cancelled

BY AUTHORITY OF WICOMICO COUNTY COUNCIL PRESIDENT, JOHN T. CANNON, THE 2/17/15 LEGISLATIVE SESSION OF THE WICOMICO COUNTY COUNCIL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO IMPENDING SEVERE WINTER WEATHER. THE PUBLIC HEARING AND WORK SESSION ON THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE’S CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS BUDGET AND PROGRAM WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR THE MEETING MARCH 3, 2015, AT 6:00 PM. IN ADDITION, THE NEW DATE FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE READVERTISED. EFFORTS ARE BEING MADE TO ADDRESS THE BALANCE OF THE AGENDA FOR THE 2/17 LEGISLATIVE MEETING AS SOON AS PRACITICAL, POSSIBLY ON EITHER THURSDAY, OR FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK, AT 10 A.M. THE MEETING WILL BE POSTED ON THE COUNTY’S WEBSITE AND MAJOR MEDIA OUTLETS WILL BE NOTIFIED, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

BECAUSE OF EXPECTED BROAD COMMUNITY INTEREST IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PUBLIC HEARING, IT WOULD BE CONSIDERED INAPPROPRIATE TO HAVE THE PUBLIC HEARING AT A TIME WHEN HEAVY SNOW AND DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED, LIKELY PREVENTING MANY INTERESTED PERSONS FROM ATTENDING THE MEETING. ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS CHANGE MAY CAUSE IS REGRETTABLE, BUT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST.

A Navy SEAL Just Dropped HUGE News Exposing Brian Williams In Another Lie

Lyin’ Brian strikes again. Man, can you believe anything he reported on? As I said before, stick a fork in him, he’s done. Time to slink off and retire. He lied and told tall tales for years and it finally caught up with him. It’s a pity he wasn’t called on his lies as they happened… it would have saved a lot of ink and hot air. Brian, didn’t your mamma teach you it’s not nice to lie about SEALs or the military in general? Williams is only a legend in his own fact-warped mind. But he’s probably even foggy on that fact.

Since 2011, Brian Williams has claimed that he’s been embedded with SEAL Team 6 multiple times and that one of them gave him a piece of the downed chopper from the famous Osama Bin Laden raid.

On May 2, 2011, Williams told Letterman, “We have some idea which of our special operations teams carried this out. It happens to be a team I flew into Baghdad with, on the condition that I would never speak of what I saw on the aircraft, what aircraft we were on, what we were carrying, or who we were after.”

In January 2013, Williams told Letterman, “About six weeks after the Bin Laden raid, I got a white envelope and in it was a thank-you note, unsigned,” Williams told Letterman in January 2013. “And in it was a piece of the fuselage of the blown-up Black Hawk in that courtyard. Sent to me by one of my friends.”

SEAL Brandon Webb is calling this story “completely preposterous.” HotAir’s Ed Morrissey adds that it’s “not just unlikely, it’s almost certainly untrue as told”:

Uh Oh, Looks Like WBOC Lost Dish Customers Already

Not to worry Folks, 
we'll keep you updated.

Ocean City Emergency Services Monitoring Storm & Coordinating Town Response Efforts with Partnering Agencies

(February 16, 2015) — Ocean City Emergency Services is preparing for winter storm Octavia to impact the region on Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service Office in Wakefield, Virginia has forecast accumulating snow and frigid temperatures. At a minimum, Ocean City residents can expect to see four to eight inches of snow, with higher totals possible.
Low temperatures are forecast to be near or below zero degrees. Gusty winds will further complicate the extreme cold and wind chills will be well below zero. Emergency Management officials are asking residents to make preparations now to stay off the roads during the height of the storm tonight and tomorrow morning. In addition, the combination of snow and wind may cause power outages in the area, so residents are encouraged to be prepared for potential outages.
In addition to staying off the roads when snow is falling, residents should take the following actions:
  • Listen to Ocean City Emergency Services Radio 99.5 WPSB or 100.3 WWOP for updated storm information and preparedness.
  • Keep devices charged so you will have a way follow weather forecasts and local emergency information.
  • Be cautious shoveling snow to avoid overexertion. Take frequent breaks and keep hydrated.
  • If you must travel, make sure to have a car chargers, kitty litter or sand for traction, and extra drinks and snacks in case you get stuck in traffic.
  • Let friends or family know of your travel route and expected arrival times.
  • Make sure pets are not kept outside without shelter in cold and snowy weather and be aware that salt and other ice melting materials may hurt animal’s paws.
  • Dress in layers, taking care to keep your hands covered.
  • Know who to contact in the case of a power outage.
Ocean City Emergency Services will be activating the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) tonight to monitor and coordinate response efforts through the storm event. The primary purpose of this activation will be to focus on the agency’s response to the storm and cold weather events. The Ocean City EOC will be working closely with neighboring EOC’s, Maryland Emergency Management Agency and the State Emergency Operations Center to monitor and coordinate additional support and resources if needed.

For more information about winter weather preparedness, please visit the following websites:
Ocean City Emergency Management:  www.ocmdemergency.com
Maryland Emergency Management Agency: www.mema.maryland.gov
FEMA: www.ready.gov and click on the Winter Storms link
American Red Cross:   www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster and click on Winter Storm.

Salisbury Restaurant Week March 2nd - 8th 2015

RESTAURANTS


2015 Participants                       Website                  Menu                  Reservations
                   
2 J's BBQ & Seafood                 Website                Menu                   410-334-3511

Abbott's on Broad Creek           Website                 Menu                     302-280-6172

Adam's Taphouse Grille            Website                 Menu                     410-749-6961

Brew River                                Website                 Menu                     410-677-6757

Cactus Taverna                          Website                 Menu                     410-548-1254

Evolution Public House            Website                 Menu                     443-260-2337

Flannery's                                  Website                 Menu                     410-546-2570
La Tolteca                                  Website                Menu                    410-749-8663

Market Street Inn                       Website                Menu                    410-742-4145

Mojo’s                                        Website                Menu                     443-944-9507

Pemberton Coffeehouse             Website                Menu                     443-736-7416

Reggae Soul Café                      Website                Menu                     443-736-3860

Roadie Joe’s                               Website                Menu                      443-944-9156

Sobo’s Wine Beerstro                  Website              Menu                     410-219-1117

Specific Gravity                           Website                Menu                  
443-859-8412

Sub Runners                                 Website              Menu                      410-742-4111

SunPerks Café                              Website              Menu                     410-546-3559

Sushi De Kanpai                          Website               Menu                      410-942-1440

Tall Tales Brewing Company     Website                Menu                      410-543-2739

Taylor’s BBQ                                 Website             Menu                      410-860-2972

The Corner Grille                         Website               Menu                      410-749-9999

The Deli                                        Website               Menu                      443-736-8313

The Deli at Pecan Square            Website                Menu                      410-677-3444

The Irish Penny                           Website                Menu                      410-742-0002

Vinny’s La Roma                          Website              Menu                       410-742-2380

 
- Please refer to menu for day exclusions and dinner/lunch offerings
- Pre-fixed menu does not include gratuity or taxes
- Reservations are not required but encouraged

http://www.sbyrestaurantweek.com/


RESTAURANTS

Winter Storm Warning Weather Bulletin

Weather Bulletin
February 16, 2015, 4:15 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow for Wicomico County which is in effect from 7:00 PM Monday February 16, 2015 until 12 Noon Tuesday February 17, 2015.

*Hazards: Snow covered roads and low temperatures.

* Accumulation: Snow Accumulation is expected to be 9 to 12 inches. A powdery snow is expected to be associated with this storm.

*Timing: Snow is expected to move into the area approximately 5:00 PM Monday evening. Snow will continue Monday night, with the heaviest accumulations between Midnight Monday and 8:00 AM Tuesday morning. Snow will taper off after 8:00 AM Tuesday and end Tuesday around Noon.

*Temperatures: Upper teens Monday night, with wind chill of 0 to 10 degrees. Mid 20’s to 30 degrees on Tuesday.

*Impacts: Snow will reduce visibility and result in hazardous snow covered roads. Even primary roads and highways will likely become snow covered due to the cold temperatures.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or are occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency.

Wicomico County Department of Emergency Services (DES)


The DES is continuing to monitor the situation in conjunction with the National Weather Service. Additional Weather Bulletins will be issued if warranted. 

UPDATED: Winter Storm Warning (Increase In Accumulation)

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
400 PM EST MON FEB 16 2015

MDZ021>025-VAZ075>078-170500-
/O.EXT.KAKQ.WS.W.0001.150216T2100Z-150217T1700Z/
DORCHESTER-WICOMICO-SOMERSET-INLAND WORCESTER-MARYLAND BEACHES-
WESTMORELAND-RICHMOND-NORTHUMBERLAND-LANCASTER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CAMBRIDGE...SALISBURY...CRISFIELD...
PRINCESS ANNE...SNOW HILL...OCEAN CITY
400 PM EST MON FEB 16 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TUESDAY...

THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TUESDAY.

* AREAS AFFECTED: LOWER MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE AND NORTHERN NECK
  IN VIRGINIA.

* HAZARDS: HEAVY SNOW.

* TIMING: LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND INCREASE
  IN INTENSITY THIS EVENING. THE SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES
  LATER THIS EVENING INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS TUESDAY. THE
  SNOW WILL TAPER OFF AND END LATER TUESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS: SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND RESULT IN
  HAZARDOUS...SNOW COVERED ROADS. EVEN PRIMARY ROADS AND HIGHWAYS
  WILL LIKELY BECOME SNOW COVERED DUE TO THE COLD TEMPERATURES.

* ACCUMULATION: SNOW ACCUMULATION 8 TO 12 INCHES.

* TEMPERATURES: UPPER TEENS TO LOWER 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

House GOP: We're Done Bailing Out The Senate

Frustrated House Republicans are through negotiating with themselves.

Majority Whip Steve Scalise joined Senate Republicans for a private lunch on Wednesday to deliver a friendly but blunt message: House Republicans aren’t working on a “Plan B” to fund the Department of Homeland Security and won’t consider another bill until the Senate acts.

After four years of curtailing their agenda to the whims of Sen. Harry Reid and watching a Democratic-controlled Senate bury hundreds of House-passed bills, they’ve had enough.

“Frankly, they were a do-nothing majority, and now they’re trying to be a do-nothing minority,” Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., said in an interview with reporters.

House Republicans concede that the DHS funding package they passed in early January won't survive the Senate intact.

The legislation, while fully funding Homeland Security, would reverse President Obama’s executive order to legalize and grant work permits to 4.1 million illegal immigrants. Senate Democrats are sticking with Obama on immigration policy; even those who claim to oppose the president’s executive action on separation-of-powers grounds have voted to sustain their party’s filibuster of the House bill. Democrats are obstructing Senate Republicans from even bringing the House package to the floor for debate.

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Wor - Wic Community College Closing Early Tonight

 
Wor-Wic Community College

Inclement Weather - College Closing Early :: Wor Wic Community College will close today at 5:30 pm

VACCINATIONS - THE POISON NEEDLE

Bill Clinton’s libido threatens to derail Hillary — again

She hasn’t even announced, but the question has already resurfaced: Will Bill Clinton’s baggage derail Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes?

Just a few weeks ago, reports broke that Bill Clinton had flown at least 11 times on “The Lolita Express” — a private plane owned by the mysterious financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. According to Virginia Roberts, who claims to have been one of Epstein’s many teenaged sex slaves, Clinton also visited Epstein’s private Caribbean retreat, known as “Orgy Island.”

“I remember asking Jeffrey, ‘What’s Bill Clinton doing here?’ ” Roberts said in 2011. The former president, she added, was accompanied by four young girls during his stay — two of whom were among Epstein’s regular sex partners. “And [Jeffrey] laughed it off and said, ‘Well, he owes me a favor.’ He never told me what favors they were.”

Clinton also spent years traveling and partying with Ron Burkle, a billionaire bachelor with a penchant for very young girls. Clinton spent so much time on Burkle’s private plane that it came to be known in Burkle’s circle as “Air F—k One.”

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City Prepares for Snow Event, Mayor Urges Citizens to Do the Same; City Council Meeting Postponed

Video Of Children Being Rescued From Fresno Apartment Fire

Dramatic video by the Fresno Fire Department, including footage from helmet cameras, shows the rescue of three children from a burning apartment Jan. 25. Read the story HERE

Debate Homeland Security Funding

On February 27, funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will run out. At this critical time in our country’s national security, it is important that we fully fund our homeland security needs.

With the expiration of homeland security funding drawing closer, Senate Democrats are insisting that Congress pass an appropriations bill that implements the president’s executive order making major changes to our immigration law, even though this issue is clearly the responsibility of the people’s elected representatives.

Their argument is that unless Republicans choose to accept President Obama’s unlawful exercise of executive power then the GOP will be responsible for any lapse in funding. Nothing could be further from the truth.

In 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama said, “I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America.”

Then in 2011, that same candidate, now the president of the United States, remarked that, “With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed.”

And in 2013, President Obama stated, “I’m not a king. You know, my job as the head of the executive branch ultimately is to carry out the law. And, you know, when it comes to enforcement of our immigration laws, we’ve got some discretion. We can prioritize what we do. But we can’t simply ignore the law.”

Despite these and many other public comments from President Obama about how he could not change existing immigration law via executive order, late last year he chose to ignore the wishes of the American people and grant amnesty via executive action. This decision was greeted by a torrent of criticism, and not just from Republicans. At least eight Senate Democrats voiced concern over the president’s go-it-alone strategy on immigration.

Republicans in the House and the Senate have been working hard to pass legislation that would fully fund DHS while also holding President Obama accountable for his lawless executive amnesty. Unfortunately, Senate Democrats have repeatedly chosen to block debate on the House-passed DHS funding bill in order to defend the very executive overreach many of them denounced.

This is an extremely important issue with great significance to all Americans, which is why Republicans are offering a fair and open debate that would allow for amendments from both parties. We want to ensure every senator’s voice is heard. Unfortunately, Democrats have rejected this debate.

Unless they agree to debate this issue – not necessarily to agree with Republicans, but just to engage in debate – the Department of Homeland Security will not receive the vital funding it needs. Failing to do so will mean that Democrats are willing to prioritize an unconstitutional power grab over funding our homeland security priorities.

Senator Dan Coats (R-IN)