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Monday, January 18, 2016

Young man befriends elderly woman, now walks her home every day

In the past, people used to say that a photo is worth a thousand words. However, in this high-tech, social-media-driven age, "likes" are the new currency, and Love What Really Matters has shared a photo that is worth a million.

The picture that the organization shared on Facebook features a man holding hands with a lady.

The caption of the photo, which is courtesy of Carl Manley says, "A couple of months ago, an elderly lady asked me to walk her home because she was scared she was going to slip on the ice. We've become friends and now I walk her home almost everyday."

The photo is striking and getting attention because it seems to capture what love could look like because the man in the photo is young and African-American, while the lady is elderly and white.
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Bernie to Hillary: You sure liked my health care position when you signed this photo to me

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PG County Ambulance Involved In Crash Tonight



Two medics were injured in the crash when a vehicle side swiped the ambulance causing the ambulance to roll over. 


 Below is a video of a secondary incident that happened after the crash when a light pole that was hit by the ambulance fell onto/into a vehicle that had stopped

Dog Missing For A Month Reunited With Little Boy


Just wanted to share some good news! My sons puppy went missing about a month ago and we just found him. This is the...
Posted by Paula Williams on Friday, January 8, 2016
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Guns & The True Solution

This is an interesting observation, maybe even an actionable one.

No matter how you feel about guns, you should find this most interesting. This may explain why there has never been an attempt on Obama.

IN 1865 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States.
In 1881 a left wing radical Democrat shot James Garfield, President of the United States, who later died from the wound.
In 1963 a radical left wing socialist shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States.
In 1975 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States.
In 1983 a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan, President of the United States.
In 1984 James Hubert, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 22 people in a McDonalds restaurant.
In 1986 Patrick Sherrill, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 15 people in an Oklahoma post office .
In 1990 James Pough, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 10 people at a GMAC office.
In 1991 George Hennard, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 23 people in a Luby's cafeteria in Killeen,TX.
In 1995 James Daniel Simpson, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 5 coworkers in a Texas laboratory.
In1999 Larry Asbrook, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 8 people at a church service.
In 2001 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in a failed attempt to kill George W. Bush, President of the US.
In 2003 Douglas Williams, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people at a Lockheed Martin plant.
In 2007 a registered Democrat named Seung - Hui Cho, shot and killed 32 people in Virginia Tech.
In 2010 a mentally ill registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner, shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed 6 others.
In 2011 a registered Democrat named James Holmes, went into a movie theater and shot and killed 12 people.
In 2012 Andrew Engeldinger, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people in Minneapolis.
In 2013 a registered Democrat named Adam Lanza, shot and killed 26 people in a school in Newtown, CT.
As recently as Sept 2013, an angry Democrat shot 12 at a Navy ship yard.

Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats and guns.
Not one NRA member, Tea Party member, or Republican conservative was involved in any of these shootings and murders.

SOLUTION: It should be illegal for Democrats to own guns.

Yep, profiling works!

House Fire In Hebron was a Salisbury Fire Departments Members Home


Sadness tonight on a working structure fire in Hebron that was a Salisbury Fire Departments members home
Posted by Dudek Photography on Monday, January 18, 2016
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‘Sit the hell down and shut up': Montel Williams blasts critics of Iran deal

News that Iran freed Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian and three other Iranian Americans as part of a prisoner swap on Saturday was greeted with cheers by many Americans. But some Republican presidential candidates and other critics of President Obama have found fault with it, prompting a message from Navy veteran and television personality Montel Williams: “Sit the hell down and shut up.”

Williams has advocated regularly for another one of the American prisoners released, Amir Hekmati, 32, a Marine Corps veteran who was taken prisoner in Iran while visiting the country in 2011. Iranian officials accused him of being a spy, but his family has maintained that he was there visiting his grandmother.

A series of tweets from Williams made it clear he thinks politics should wait:

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A Viewer Writes: La Bomba Scares

Joe, I have to wonder. With the NSA hoarding in and ciphering all phone calls and emails from all points across the nation, against the Constitution but happening anyway, why can’t they find in 7 days who is sending in these bomb threats?

Not happening, or complete ineptness? Why collect information if you won’t use it???

Riddle me this!

Martin O'Malley defends record in Baltimore on criminal justice during Democratic presidential debate

At the Democratic presidential debate in Charleston, S.C., Sunday night, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley defended his record in Baltimore and Maryland on criminal justice.

Asked about his crime policies in light of the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore police custody, O'Malley said Sunday night that "we weren't able to make our city immune from setbacks" but, "we were able to save a lot of lives."

O'Malley said he repealed the possession of marijuana as a crime and repealed the death penalty in the state. He said incarceration rates and violent crime rates dropped under his watch.

O'Malley also said investing in cities will be a top priority. Asked about his priorities for his first 100 days in office, the former Maryland governor said Sunday that he would focus on efforts to boost wages, promote clean energy and enhance cities.

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Traveller sends handwritten plea for help to flight attendant about a nearby passenger 'farting in rows 10 to 12'

Inconsiderate passengers can make even the smoothest of flights a stressful experience.

Just ask one disgruntled traveller who took issue with one particular neighbour - in the areas of rows 10 to 12 - who kept passing gas during the journey.

In fact, things got so bad at one point that the unhappy passenger even went so far as to pass a desperate note, written on a napkin, to a flight attendant.

The plea for help was then posted to Reddit by user Garwee20, who wrote: 'My flight attendant mom got this napkin from an upset passenger.'

'I don't know if you can make an announcement,' the note reads. 'But if you can, you should say that whoever is farting in the areas of rows 10 to 12 should definitely see a doctor because they might have ass cancer'.

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House Fire In Hebron



Stations 5 (Hebron), 9 (Mardela) and 74 (Delmar) have been dispatched to 103 Grove Street in Hebron for a working house fire

States hone health crisis plans to activate in catastrophes

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The scenarios are grim: A pandemic influenza swamps the availability of hospital ventilators. A chemical spill exhausts antidote supplies and decontamination abilities. A terror attack overwhelms ambulances and trauma centers. A big earthquake, wildfire or hurricane throws emergency rooms into crisis.

At the prodding of the federal government, state health departments nationwide are hurrying to complete “Crisis Standards of Care” plans to guide medical professionals in such catastrophes and determine what should trigger them. It’s no easy task: Plan architects must navigate the ethical and legal minefields that would arise if there are more patients than providers at hospitals, clinics and other medical settings are set up to handle in usual fashion.

“When they are facing these decisions the last thing you want to do is make it up as you go along,” said Dr. John Hick, an emergency physician at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and a national expert in disaster planning. “Don’t leave this on the shoulders of the caregiver at the bedside.”

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We'd Like To See The Temperature In Your Area

With temperatures around 21 degrees right now, we'd like to see what the temperatures are in your area over the next 24 hours. 

Send your cell phone images to either 410-430-5349 or alberobutzo@wmconnect.com

NEAT APHORISMS FOR THE YEAR...


it's not whether you win or lose, But how you place the blame.
  
We have enough "youth".
How about a fountain of "smart"?
  
A Fool and his money can throw one heck of a party.
  
When blondes have more fun  do they know it?
  
LEARN FROM YOUR PARENT'S MISTAKES-  -  USE BIRTH CONTROL
  
Money isn't everything, 
But it sure keeps the kids in touch.
  
  
If at first you don't succeed, 
Skydiving is not for you
  
We are born naked, wet and hungry. 
Then things get worse.
  
Red meat is not bad for you 
Fuzzy green meat is bad for you.  
  
Ninety-nine percent of all lawyers 
Give the rest a bad name.
  
Xerox and Wurlitzer will merge 
To produce reproductive organs.
  
  
Alabama state motto: 
At least we're not Mississippi
  
  
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS NO 
MATCH FOR NATURAL STUPIDITY.
  
  
The latest survey shows that
Three out of four people make
Up 75% of the population
  
I think Senators should wear uniforms. You know, like NASCAR drivers, so we could Identify their corporate sponsors.
  
The reason Politicians try so hard to get re-elected is that they would 'hate' to have to make a living under the laws they passed.

Post Office, others raise shipping service rates

Rates for Priority Mail packages shipped via the U.S. Postal Service will go up on average 9.8% on Jan. 17, a move that comes at the same time that private delivery services are also raising rates.

Within the last month, UPS Ground service rates increased on average 4.9% and FedEx by 4.9%.

In addition to the Priority Mail rate hike, the Priority Mail Express prices will rise on average 14.4%, says USPS.

"This is the first price increase in more than three years. Calculated over that three year period, overall the price change averages out to 3.3% per year,” said USPS spokesman Roy Betts.

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Answer To Puzzle Posted Earlier Today. 1--18-16

  

Stormy, Damp, Puddle, Clouds, Wet, Showers

EVO BREW JAM 2016


Tickets are on sale now for...
"EVO BREW JAM 2016"
Sat. January 30th noon til 4pm!
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201 East Vine Street Salisbury, MD 21804
443.260.2337

Information From The National Weather Prediction Center

As seen in image 1, originally sent from the Weather Prediction Center earlier today, the storm system expected to...

Posted by US National Weather Service Wakefield VA on Monday, January 18, 2016

From The Eagles Website On The Passing of Glenn Frey

 
It Is With The Heaviest of Hearts That We Announce…
 
...the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016.

Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.

The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery.

Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide.

Cindy Frey | Taylor Frey | Deacon Frey | Otis Frey|
Don Henley | Joe Walsh | Timothy B. Schmit | Bernie Leadon | Irving Azoff

“It's Your World Now”
Written by Glenn Frey and Jack Tempchin
From the Eagles’ Long Road Out of Eden album

A perfect day, the sun is sinkin' low
As evening falls, the gentle breezes blow
The time we shared went by so fast
Just like a dream, we knew it couldn't last
But I'd do it all again
If I could, somehow
But I must be leavin' soon
It's your world now

It's your world now
My race is run
I'm moving on
Like the setting sun
No sad goodbyes
No tears allowed
You'll be alright
It's your world now

Even when we are apart
You'll always be in my heart
When dark clouds appear in the sky
Remember true love never dies

But first a kiss, one glass of wine
Just one more dance while there's still time
My one last wish: someday, you'll see
How hard I tried and how much you meant to me

It's your world now
Use well your time
Be part of something good
Leave something good behind
The curtain falls
I take my bow
That's how it's meant to be
It's your world now
It's your world now
It's your world now 

Watch What Happens to Your Chick-Fil-A Styrofoam Cup



You drink. You toss. You leave. But have you ever wondered what really happens to your Chick-fil-A cup after you leave the restaurant?

Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey dies at 67

Glenn Frey, a founding member and guitarist of the Eagles, has died ... TMZ has learned.

We're told the cause of death was a combination of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia.

Frey had been battling intestinal issues for months and had surgery in November. We're told in the last few days his condition took a turn for the worse. He died in New York City.

Glenn co-wrote and sang most of the Eagles hits, including "Take It Easy," "Tequila Sunrise," "Lyin' Eyes," and "Heartache Tonight," to name a few. He also co-wrote "Hotel California" and "Desperado" with Don Henley and took home 6 Grammys with the band.

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Troopers Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash North of Milford

Milford - Virginio Lopez, 29 of Milford, who was a passenger in the GMC Safari van, died Saturday January 16, 2016 as a result of the injuries he sustained in the Thursday January 14, 2016 crash north of Milford.

The investigation is continuing by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Gun Control for Dummies - It's Common Sense

Anti-pedophilia bill quickly rejected in Pakistan; considered ‘anti-Islamic’

A bid to ban child marriage in Pakistan utterly failed, after the Council of Islamic Ideology declared the legislation “anti-Islamic” and “blasphemous.”

The bill didn’t even move past the first stage in the legislative process, The Express Tribune reports. It was almost immediately pulled Thursday by Pakistan Muslim League party’s Marvi Menon following condemnation from CII, whose job it is to advise the legislature on whether bills are compliant with Sharia law. In this case, the bill clearly violated Islamic law as tradition holds marriage as acceptable when a girl hits puberty.

After CII’s declaration, a parliamentary committee rejected the legislation solely for religious reasons and Menon subsequently pulled the legislation.

Existing legislation in Pakistan already violates Islamic law. The Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Act 2014 places the legal age of marriage at 16 for women, but the recent proposal attempted to move that age up to 18 and also included serious punishment for the common practice of child marriage. That punishment would have included prison for up to two years for anyone caught engaging in child marriage.

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Should Student Absences Be Excused?


Should Student Absences Be Excused?If parents are weary of sending their children to school, an online petition is...
Posted by The Dispatch on Monday, January 18, 2016
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Hepatitis C Drugs: Putting Profits Before Patients

The makers of a breakthrough drug for hepatitis C infection put profits before patients in pricing the $1,000-per-pill cure.” (1)

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, January 14, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ --

“Infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV)? The CBCD recommends taking Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.” - Greg Bennett, CBCD

A report released by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee found that the makers of a game changing drug against the hepatitis C virus (HCV) were focused more on financial gain than on the health of patients. “The report released Tuesday … concludes that California-based Gilead Sciences was focused on maximizing revenue even as its own analysis showed a lower price would allow more patients to be treated for the liver-wasting disease.” (1)

As the San Francisco Chronicle noted, “With the hepatitis C virus affecting about 3 million people in the United States, the impact of Gilead’s pricing strategy is real, measurable — and devastating. With a 12-week course of Gilead’s Harvoni priced at nearly $100,000, taxpayer-funded Medicare Part D spent $4.6 billion on hepatitis C alone in the first half of 2015, leaving seniors and disabled persons with the prospect of higher deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket costs. Twenty-nine states said that hepatitis C was their most or second-most-costly pharmaceutical outlay, resulting in only 2.4 percent of affected Medicaid enrollees undergoing treatment.” (1)

It is clear then that new hepatitis C (HCV) drugs are too expensive for most patients. An article in Forbes magazine noted that these high costs “are hitting Medicaid health insurance programs for poor Americans particularly hard because the population of patients in need of Hepatitis C treatments tends to have low incomes and wouldn’t be able to afford the drug otherwise. Medicaid is funded by state and federal tax dollars and administered by state governments.

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Law Enforcement Seeks ‘To Eliminate The Fear Some May Have’ About School Safety

BERLIN — While school is not in session today due to the Martin Luther King holiday, the investigation into last week’s rash of bomb threats at Worcester County schools continues.

The Worcester County Bureau of Investigation (WCBI) is the lead agency on the investigation locally and is working with state and federal partners. Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Ed Schreier said on Monday the investigation is ongoing and is not limited to Worcester County. Schreier also said the allied law enforcement agencies are being proactive in an attempt to allay some of the fears in the community before school resumes on Tuesday.

“We would not want to go into great detail due to the open investigation, but we are checking the schools,” he said. “Our priority is to help provide a safe environment for the community we serve and attempt to eliminate the fear some may have.”

Last Tuesday morning, Ocean City Elementary School received a bomb threat from an individual. The school was evacuated and multiple law enforcement agencies responded and thoroughly checked the building before giving the students and staff the all clear to return. Tuesday’s threat at OCES was one of many across the Delmarva with similar threats reported in Sussex County in Delaware. Complicating Tuesday’s bomb threat at OCES, shortly after students and staff returned, smoke was detected in a classroom in the west end of the building and the school was evacuated again. That incident was reported to have been an HVAC issue and once again the all clear was given and school resumed, although many parents and guardians had picked up their children during the two unrelated back-to-back incidents.

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What's For Dinner: Mexican Pizzas

Ingredients
1 cup refried beans (I use vegetarian)
2 Roma tomatoes, diced finely
2/3 c. shredded cheese (I used a blend of cheddar and monterrey jack)
2 green onions, sliced
1/3 c. enchilada sauce
4 whole wheat tortillas (I like La Banderita Xtreme)
Cooking spray


Instructions

Cowboys Rescue City From Stampede, Then Give The Most Hilarious TV Interview Ever

When a pair of runaway cows got loose in downtown Lubbock, Texas, several cowboy members of the Texas Tech Ranch Horse Team were deployed to coral the bovine trouble makers. What happened next will make you want to move to Texas immediately.

The video, which appears to have originally been broadcast in 2011 but went viral earlier this week, is 5 minutes and 39 seconds of pure hilarity.

Sherrod Greeson — cowboy, hero, patriot, student — explains in a thick, West Texas accent how the curious incident of the cows in the day-time began.

“I was in class, a very important class mind you, when I get a call that says there’s two cows on the highway,” the Texas cowboy patriot told a reporter. “So I jump in the Toyota and we run down there.”

The task was tricky, because several of the horses the cowboys were riding were “shod” (wearing horseshoes), which prevented them from being able to gain much traction on pavement. One of the cows gave them an extra bit of trouble after she continually evaded capture and then bashed her head through an attorney’s office in downtown Lubbock.

“A woman was sitting on the other side [of the glass] and she was all bent out of shape,” another cowboy in a black hat explained. “Real shook up.”

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EXCLUSIVE–Linda Tripp: ‘Bill Had Affairs with Thousands of Women’

In a rare interview, Linda Tripp, a pivotal figure in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, revealed on Sunday it was common knowledge while she worked in the West Wing that Bill Clinton had affairs with “thousands of women.”

Speaking on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” Tripp for the first time divulged that she personally knew another White House staffer aside from Lewinsky who was also having an affair with Clinton. That unnamed staffer was mentioned by Tripp in various depositions but she has not spoken about it publicly.

She charged that Hillary Clinton not only knew about her husband’s exploits, “She made it her personal mission to disseminate information and destroy the women with whom he dallied.”

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A Day In The Life Of An Urban Teacher

At the beginning of the school day, the halls are mostly empty. A few students straggle through the halls and wander into classes. The official start of the day is 8:15, but most students will not be in school at that time, and the students who are will wander into class sometime before 8:30. Who knows when announcements will happen.

First Period: Advanced Placement

At the start of class, 50 percent of class is not present. Twenty-five percent are absent, 25 percent are late, and many of those are late by at least half the class period.

I pass out copies of “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” and give a brief background on Douglas. No one takes notes.

I next assign the introduction and preface for reading in class. Maybe six of 20 students open the book and start reading; other students open the book, but put it face down on the desk and get out their cell phones, although they are repeatedly told to put them away; a fair number do not open the book at all. One student asks if he can listen to music while he is reading, because, he says, “My brain doesn’t work in silence.” I tell him he needs to practice silence.

One student refuses to take the book. When I ask him why, he says he isn’t going to read it because he read it in fifth grade. Yeah, right! The teacher may have assigned it, but that doesn’t mean he read it. Besides, there are different levels of teaching the same book to various ages of students. Even if he had read it in fifth grade, it was most likely for comprehension only. I am using the book to teach rhetoric. He mouths off about it, and declares we should be reading Tupac Shakur instead.

I try to explain to him the difference between what we may like and what is considered quality work. He is unwilling to listen. He keeps arguing. I give up and say nothing more, but he will not stop arguing and continues to interrupt the few other students who are actually reading. Finally, after ten minutes of him mouthing off and my repeated requests for him to stop talking, I ask for his mother’s number. Few of the numbers in our school’s system are accurate; people change phones and addresses constantly.

There's much more here..

Worcester County Superintendent Speaks Out On Last Week's Events

Source

Jury in Officer Porter trial was one vote from acquittal on most serious charge

The jury in the trial of Baltimore Police Officer William G. Porter was one vote from acquitting him of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Freddie Gray, the most serious charge he faced, according to sources familiar with the deliberations.

Judge Barry G. Williams declared a mistrial because the jury deadlocked on all four charges last month. Jurors were two votes from convicting Porter of misconduct in office, and more divided on the charges of assault and reckless endangerment, sources said.

How the jury voted has not been revealed previously, and the judge ruled that jurors' names should not be revealed.

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Back in Annapolis!

Back in Annapolis!

Wednesday, January 13th marked the beginning of the436th Legislative Session in Maryland. Opening Session is always a grand affair with many dignitaries and noted guests in attendance. Governor Hogan addressed the members of the House of Delegates and highlighted his legislative agenda, which consisted of several targeted tax incentives.

Legislatively, I look forward to a very hectic session. We’ve heard that there may be as many as twice the amount of bills this year compared to last year. My staff and I have been reading through bills to separate the good from the bad and brainstorming to craft potential amendments that would improve some of them. I am a member of the Environment and Transportation Committee and our committee typically entertains bills that have a direct impact on farming and poultry. We expect to see some bills that would be detrimental to our farm community, which is the economic engine of the Lower Eastern Shore. We will be working hard to defeat any such bill. In an effort to prevent bad legislation, I have been holding an ongoing conversation with my colleagues in the General Assembly and groups that tend to support those bills.

Recently, the Wicomico County House Delegation met and discussed a bill that would allow the voters of the county to decide how the Wicomico County Board of Education is chosen. Currently, the board is appointed by the Governor. The Wicomico County Council and County Executive sent letters of support to the delegation for a school board bill. The delegation voted unanimously to move forward with a bill that would allow the voters to decide via referendum. The Senate version of the bill has been drafted and submitted and is sponsored by Senator Jim Mathias and Senator Addie Eckardt. Once the House bill is entered, we will have two bills that represent unanimous support from our county officials and our state officials.



This week Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference highlighting his legislative agenda, including a $480 million tax relief package. Some of the beneficiaries of his plan include seniors, working families, and small businesses. He also put forth a manufacturing jobs initiative that would create tax incentives for new manufacturers who open up in areas called “empowerment zones”. One of the zones would be located on the Lower Eastern Shore.



This session we will continue the practice of updating our Facebook page frequently and we will also be sending periodic newsletters via email. If you would like to contact us with an idea, issue, or concern please either call: 410-841-3431 or email:carl.anderton@house.state.md.us

I look forward to hearing from you.

Rubio: Illegal Migrants Can Stay In America

Illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the United States, providing they have been in the country for a long time and are not criminals, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday TV show.

Rubio’s ultimate solution to the problem with illegal immigration hasn’t changed since he first pursued the “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill in the Senate.

Although he doesn’t campaign on the idea, the Florida senator still believes that someday, if the border is secure, illegal immigrants who have been in the country for a long period of time could earn conditional residency once the border was finally secured.

Rubio insists that he learned after the failed effort to pass immigration reform with the help of Democrats, and now argues that a comprehensive approach to immigration reform would never work.

Earlier this month, Rubio argued that he was the best candidate in the presidential race to solve the problem of illegal immigration.

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Gas Prices In Virginia


Race in FDR's New Deal

Strained Coalitions

The New Deal coalition contained within its ranks both large numbers of African Americans and a huge constituency of racially conservative Southern whites. The racial tension inherent in such a political alignment is obvious; FDR usually tried to hold his coalition together by providing benefits for all while sidestepping racial controversy. He wasn't always successful, and the vexed issue of race in America limited the potential of the New Deal to truly transform our society.

Roosevelt was no racist (and his wife Eleanor was an early hero of the civil rights movement [source]) but the President knew he needed the support ofSouthern Democrats to pass his legislation and he wasn't willing to risk his program for the sake of racial justice.

It's terrible, but that was the reality of politics at the time.

"I Just Can't Take that Risk"

The harsh logic of Roosevelt's racial stance was expressed most clearly in 1938, when liberal congressmen attempted to pass federal anti-lynching legislation to halt the most horrific type of anti-black terrorism. (Several thousand black people were killed by lynching in the United States between the 1880s and 1960s.) Southern Senators angrily filibustered, and FDR defied black leaders and his own wife by refusing to throw his support behind the measure.

Just to reiterate here: there were people—like, actual humans beings—who thought hanging black people was okay.

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2.5 million Social Security numbers exposed by state corrections department, audit finds

The Social Security numbers of more than 2.5 million Marylanders were exposed last year due to insufficient safeguarding by the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, state auditors reported.

Auditor Thomas J. Barnickel said no one's identity appeared to have been stolen.

The corrections department maintains the state's Sex Offender Registry Database and the fingerprint identification system.

Barnickel declined to say whose information was exposed. The state housed 21,504 inmates in 2013, the most recent year for which data was available on its website.

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Virginia Police Make Arrests in Gruesome MS-13 Gang Murders

Police have announced that they have solved two murders in Virginia linked to the violent gang MS-13, which is primarily made up of Central American illegal immigrants.

At a press conference earlier this week, Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook reported that arrests have now been made in the case of two murders carried out by members of the California-based Hispanic gang.

Late last year the bodies of the two victims, Jose Luis Ferman Perez, 24, and Eduardo David Chandias Almendarez, 22, were discovered in separate cases. Police determined that neither victim was a member of the Salvadoran-dominated gang but both were killed by gang members.

Perez’s body was discovered in November. Now police have announced that a 17-year-old MS-13 gang member has been arrested and charged with the murder. A 16-year-old girl and another adult male will also soon be charged for Perez’s death, authorities say.

As to Almendarez’s murder, Chief Cook said that 18-year-old Edwin Alexander Guerreo Umana, also an MS-13 gang banger, was arrested and charged with that murder.

The chief reported that MS-13 activity has been increasing in the area.

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Find the 6 words hidden in this picture




The answers will be given at 6:15pm.

The Daily Times, Paper Thin

How do they stay in business?

Between muting the majority of commercials on television and now a newspaper so thin you can see right through it, why do people continue their subscription when clearly the paper isn't doing much work any more. More importantly, why do advertisers waste their money. 

Every single day we work hard to deliver you an average of around 75 articles a day. As we showed you yesterday, (as well as January 1st) our traffic in one hour exceeds the subscription volume of viewers/subscribers, or at least very close to it. 

This morning I was taking a stroll and I just couldn't believe how thin the newspaper is. At this point the Daily Times needs to follow The Dispatch and come out with a weekly newspaper. At least it will look like they're trying. 

A Viewer Writes: A Personal Development Post

Today I had an epiphany. Twenty years after the divorce and six years since the kids left to pursue their futures, I've decided to leave the toilet seat up.

Attendance Drops At Maryland High School, As Deportation Fears Rise

At one high school in Maryland, fears of deportation are playing out in the classroom.

In Prince George's County, a suburb of Washington, D.C., about 70 percent of the students at High Point High School are Latino. It's a student population that's prompted the school's principal, Sandra Jimenez, to term it "Central American Ellis Island."

Principal Jimenez says the fear of deportation raids is making many immigrant students scared to come to school, despite assurances from government officials that there are no raids happening at schools.

It's a concern that was echoed in a statement by Dr. Kevin Maxwell, CEO of Prince George's County Public Schools in an open letter to DHS.

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Interview with Brandon Curtiss Leader of the Idaho III%

What's Really Behind the Clinton Sex Scandals?

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”

This comment remains one of the most infamous and well-known statements made by then president, Bill Clinton. Well, it turned out that Bill Clinton did, in fact, have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky, and his denials resulted in his impeachment in 1998.

Bill Clinton’s sexual past has come rushing to the forefront again after presidential candidate and wife, Hillary Clinton, made the following statement,

“Today I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault. Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed and we’re with you.”

Hillary was Bill’s strongest supporter and denier during his sexual escapades and scandals, and demonized any and all of the women who claimed they were attacked, raped, fondled, or had consensual sexual relationships by and with the former president.

Hillary claimed, during an interview with Matt Lauer in 1998, that a “vast right-wing conspiracy”was responsible for the allegations of his affair with Lewinsky. She further stated,

“I think we’re going to find some other things. And I think that when all of this is put into context, and we really look at the people involved here, look at their motivations and look at their backgrounds, look at their past behavior, some folks are going to have a lot to answer for.”

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Md. comptroller points to big spending past for state’s slow economic recovery

BETHESDA, Md. – Maryland’s economy continues to improve, but the state’s comptroller says it can get even better.

“The problem is the real Maryland economy is lagging behind the national economy,” Comptroller Peter Franchot tells WTOP. “We have a long way to go to making Maryland a state that has the prosperity that it is historically accustomed to.”

The state added 40,000 jobs in 2015 and Franchot notes that many of those new jobs came from the private sector.

But he says there is still more work to get done to make Maryland more economically vibrant – primarily cut spending.

“We went way overboard in taxing and raising tolls and raising fees on our citizens,” Franchot says. “It was well-intentioned, everybody had special programs they wanted to get funded, but as a result, a lot of discretionary money was taken out of our citizens’ pockets.”

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Dear County Council Member and Board Members of the Humane Society:

I read with Interest the title ----- "Major complaints against the Humane Society" on Joe Albero's Blog site.
This was of special interest to me since I just had quite an unpleasant experience with them , trying to get money refunded .

This article & responses are dated, Saturday the 16th. I would
appreciate your reading this and letting me know what can be done to correct the problems there & how one can go directly to Board Members with any complaints they may have.

My understanding of the established rules now are --- when you have a complaint, you take it to the Humane Society Administrator & they in turn will pass that on to "The Board". This definitely needs to be looked into & changed for Public & Animal protection. I would not think it probable an Administrator would take a grievance to "The Board" against their self or a friend.

To make it easier for you to find the article , scroll down to a picture of a brown Lab with a cardboard sign around it's neck.

I would also like to know who has the power to make/change the Rules now & in the past.

I will need you to pass my mail on to "The Board", as they are not reachable by phone because, it's said their numbers are not given out.

Thank you for your time in the matter and will look forward to seeing your response on the questions I have for you.

Illinois rep EXPLODES on the House Floor - It's about time

Cordiality and Modern Society


A Humble Commentary 

by Thornton Crowe

What has happened to our society? Even here in Salisbury, why have people become so jaded, rude and condescending? What happened to being giving, loving and cordial to your neighbors and fellow citizens? What happened to the days when a community helped one another out?

Last week with the family whose home burned down on Rockawalkin to the girl whose parents were looking for donations after she lost her fight with cancer, some people have made comments under the veil of anonymity about how those people should have saved their money, stop panhandling and the like. These comments don’t affect the person they’re aimed at but what does that say about the people saying them? Do they not have any compassion for their fellow man?

Before you think I’m going on some moralistic crusade, let me relay this to you a bit about our history here on the Shore.

Back in the Great Depression, the Eastern Shore did not suffer as much as other communities and cities. Do you know why? Because the communities like Salisbury banded together and helped take care of each other while the rest of the country faltered. As morbid as it is, during the Great Depression, many Midwestern families (in the Dust Bowl) had conversations as to which parent would commit suicide so the remaining spouse and children could eat. Some men traveled to California, leaving their families on foreclosing properties, to find work. Tearing at the foundations of the family unit in order to preserve some semblance security in a time racked with difficulties few knew how to assimilate.

Not on the Eastern Shore. The Salisbury population had food to eat, clothes to wear and ways to support their families because of the cohesive nature of its citizenry. Communities here were helpful to one another and families so interwoven, provided the fabric of society.

There was a time in Salisbury (and other communities like Cambridge and Easton) when neighbors did look out for one another; cried tears over loss, mourned deaths and rejoiced in life together. Yet, it never occurred to them to ask tick for tack. They did it because they cared about the community on a whole. They weren’t clique-driven with divisions between haves and have nots. Paying for funerals wasn’t a problem because the undertaker was a friend to everyone in town so he knew they’d pay him. There was a sense of trust, allegiance and pride in one’s hometown. They were all citizens of a same area just trying to muck through and weather the storm. Due to our unique makeup of agriculture and chickens, this area was saved from many of the perils others suffered in one of the country’s darkest hours.