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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Maryland Natural Resources Annual Photo Contest Begins


14th Annual Photo Contest Runs Now Through Aug. 31
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting entries for its annual photo contest now through Aug. 31, 2017. Photographers – from novice to professional – can enter online or by mail for the chance to win cash and other prizes.

Winning entries will be posted online and featured in an issue of the quarterly Maryland Natural Resource magazine and adorn the 2018 wall calendar.

Entries can include images featuring birds, insects, flora, outdoor recreation, nature in action, scenic landscapes, and wildlife. Judges will choose first, second and third place winners by season. There will also be one “Fan Favorite” selected by popular vote on Facebook.

Goodnight, Sweet Dreams!


Delaware State Police Camp Barnes Applications Available

Delaware - Applications for Camp Barnes will be available at all State Police Troops and can be downloaded at the camp’s website starting March 1st.  Applications can be downloaded at the camp’s website: www.campbarnes.net.  Camp and orientations dates will be listed on the website.
Camp Barnes is a recreational overnight summer camp run by the Delaware State Police and there is no fee to attend.  All Children that are residents of the State of Delaware and are between the ages of 10-13 are eligible.  Below are some of the many activities campers participate in throughout the week:
  • Swimming in an Olympic size pool.
  • Kayaking in Millers Creek
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature Walk
  • Talent Show
  • Fishing and Crabbing
  • Archery
  • Lacrosse
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Nature Walk
  • Talent Show
Campers also enjoy a scaled down version of the Olympics, and State Police demonstrations by the K-9 unit.

SBY MSP Press Release 3-2-17 (East Road Shooting UPDATE ARREST)


Trump to Congress on Obamacare: 'Action' is not a choice

President Trump urged Congress Tuesday night to take "action" on repealing Obamacare, making a public re-commitment to do away with the healthcare law despite all the difficulties that poses.

"Obamacare is collapsing – and we must act decisively to protect all Americans," Trump said in his first address to a joint session of Congress. "Action is not a choice – it is a necessity."

Trump laid out his most detailed vision yet as president of what a replacement to the Affordable Care Act should look like. Most notably, he didn't explicitly say the law's Medicaid expansion should be rolled back, instead saying that states should get the flexibility to "make sure no one is left out."

Nor did Trump push for allowing the government to negotiate lower prices with the pharmaceutical industry for Medicare drugs, something he called for on the campaign trail. Instead, he called for medical malpractice reforms to bring down the overall cost of insurance and medications.

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Wicomico County Council Legislative Session, March 2, 2017

We Already Know Who The Snowflakes Are


Congressional candidate: Moon-colonizing companies could destroy cities by dropping rocks

A transgender-issues activist and Democratic candidate for Congress says the advent of the space tourism industry could give private corporations a “frightening amount of power” to destroy the Earth with rocks because of the Moon’s military importance.

Brianna Wu, a prominent “social justice warrior” in the “Gamergate” controversy who now is running for the House seat in Massachusetts’ 8th District, suggested in a since-deleted tweet that companies could drop rocks from the Moon.

“The moon is probably the most tactically-valuable military ground for earth,” the tweet said. “Rocks dropped from there have the power of 100s of nuclear bombs.”

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High-speed chase ends with high-flying crash


WEBSTER PARISH, LA (KSLA) -An 18-year-old is back in police custody after a chase and dramatic crash during which a pickup went airborne and landed on a car in Webster Parish.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Dixie Inn.

Kevonte Dekorey Austin, 18, an escaped work-release participant, was taken into custody.

Webster Sheriff Gary Sexton said the events began to unfold when a deputy pulled over the driver of a Toyota Tacoma speeding on U.S. Highway 371.

As the deputy spoke with the driver outside the pickup, the truck's passenger slid into the driver's seat and sped off.

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The Fed Explained In 3 Uncomfortable Minutes

If You Care About Volunteer Firefighters, Be Here Tomorrow Morning At 7:30 AM


Second Annual Spring For A Vet


Trump Signs Bill to Nix Gun Checks for Mentally Ill

President Donald Trump quietly signed a bill into law Tuesday rolling back an Obama-era regulation that made it harder for people with mental illnesses to purchase a gun.

The rule, which was finalized in December, added people receiving Social Security checks for mental illnesses and people deemed unfit to handle their own financial affairs to the national background check database.

Had the rule fully taken effect, the Obama administration predicted it would have added about 75,000 names to that database.

President Barack Obama recommended the now-nullified regulation in a 2013 memo following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which left 20 first graders and six others dead. The measure sought to block some people with severe mental health problems from buying guns.

The original rule was hotly contested by gun rights advocates who said it infringed on Americans' Second Amendment rights. Gun control advocates, however, praised the rule for curbing the availability of firearms to those who may not use them with the right intentions.

Oklahoma lawmakers debate bill requiring men's permission for abortion (+video)

HB 1441 would require a woman seeking an abortion to obtain written permission from her sexual partner.

Oklahoma lawmakers on Tuesday will discuss a bill that, if passed, will require all women seeking an abortion to get written permission from the father of the fetus.

According to Oklahoma House Bill 1441, a woman must provide the name of her sexual partner to the physician performing the abortion prior to the procedure. The bill reads, "if the person identified as the father of the fetus challenges the fact that he is the father, such individual may demand that a paternity test be performed." The only circumstances in which these requirements would be waived is if the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest, the mother's life is put at risk, or the father of the fetus is dead.

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Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond's sexist joke shows liberals don't mind brutalizing Republican women like Kellyanne Conway

In front of the entire congressional press corps last night, Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana, insinuated that Kellyanne Conway, a married mother of four and counselor to President Trump, was a prostitute.

It was good old-fashioned locker room talk with just one exception — Richmond isn't a Republican. He sits on the left side of the aisle and, perhaps as a result, there hasn't been any censure from Democrat leadership and little condemnation in the press.

Referring to a picture of the White House counselor sitting on her knees on a couch in the Oval Office, the Democrat quipped that Conway "really looked kind of familiar in that position there." The joke was met mostly with crickets. To their credit, some of the politicians and pundits attending the rubber chicken dinner offered up a few boos. But that was it.

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Democrats In Congress: Have You No Sense of Decency?

There was a moment during President Donald Trump’s big speech last night where Americans got an idea what Democrats in Congress are all about.

When the president announced a new agency to help victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants, there was an audible groan from the Democratic side of the House chamber.

He had just called for support for law enforcement. Then he said this:

“And we must support the victims of crime. I have ordered the Department of Homeland Security to create an office to serve American victims. The office is called VOICE — Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement.”

At that moment the Democrats groaned. They sounded like a crowd around a putting green at a pro golf event when the tournament leader misses a putt.

(You can see and hear the passage of the speech here, starting at 0:36; the groan is at 0:53.)

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Oprah 2020? Winfrey Won’t Rule Out Running For Office Thanks To Trump


Oprah Winfrey said on “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations” this week that she would consider running against President Donald Trump in the next presidential election.

“I thought, ‘Oh gee I don’t have the experience,” Winfrey said. “I don’t know enough. And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh? Oh!'”

Obviously, Trump’s campaign was successful despite the fact that was a television celebrity with a lack of political experience.

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Director From Country That Executes Gays Lectures America On Muslim Immigration

A film director from Iran, a country that executes and forcibly sex changes gay people, lectured President Donald Trump about Muslims at the Oscars Sunday night.

Asghar Farhadi boycotted the award ceremony over Trump’s travel ban, but had someone else read a statement in his place when his film “Salesman” won in the best foreign language film category. “I’m sorry I’m not with you tonight,” he said, launching into an explanation of the merits of inclusivity and human dignity, while praising his country, which is known for hanging gay people.

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Prison staffing woes continue as officers, medical personnel quit

DOVER — Thirteen correctional officers have resigned and 12 more have filed for retirement since the Feb. 1 inmate uprising at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center left one officer dead and others injured.

In addition, the DOC’s medical contractor, Connections Community Support Programs, has had 29 employees choose to separate since the hostage incident.

A spokeswoman for the Delaware Department of Correction noted that DOC employees are entitled to retire after 25 years of service.

And the loss of 29 employees from the medical contractor doesn’t mean it is understaffed, said DOC spokeswoman Jayme Gravell.

“There are not 29 vacancies,” she said. “Connections maintains a pool of per-diem workers who fill in when necessary.”

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Just How Much Pee Is In That Pool?

You know that sharp odor of chlorine from the swimming pool you can recall from earliest childhood? It turns out it's not just chlorine, but a potent brew of chemicalsthat form when chlorine meets sweat, body oils, and urine.

But up until now, just how much urine has been difficult to measure, says chemistXing-Fang Li of the University of Alberta. Li and her colleagues report they can now tell roughly how much pee is in a pool by measuring the artificial sweeteners carried in most people's urine. Certain sweeteners can be a good proxy for pee, she says, because they're designed to "go right through you" and don't break down readily in pool water.

The scientists calculated that one 220,000-gallon, commercial-size swimming pool contained almost 20 gallons of urine. In a residential pool (20-by-40-foot, five-feet deep), that would translate to about two gallons of pee. It's only about one-hundredth of a percent, but any urine in a swimming pool can be a health concern for some people, not to mention that smell that never quite goes away.

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Paid sick leave measure advances in Maryland House

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A measure to require paid sick leave in Maryland is moving forward in the House of Delegates.

Delegates gave the bill initial approval Wednesday. The Democrat-controlled House could pass the legislation as early as Friday.

The measure would require businesses with more than 15 employees to provide earned paid sick leave.

The bill advancing in the House provides required paid leave to more people than an alternative proposal by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

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Md. House approves bill limiting test taking in school

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s House of Delegates has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that would limit the hours students spend filling in answer sheets with No. 2 pencils.

The House approved what supporters call the “Less Testing, More Learning” bill that would limit the time spent on testing during an academic year to 21 hours from elementary through middle school and 23 hours in high school. That includes time spent on school district, state and federally mandated exams.

The bill is also designed to give a voice to parents and teachers: Each school district would have to create a committee on assessments to oversee compliance on the issue.

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Clintons befriended Chinese cook who got illegal donations

Once the shock of Hillary Clinton election loss passed, the blame game began.

But FBI Director Comey's decision to reopen the investigation into Hillary's emails the Wikileaks revelations and campaign strategy missteps were hardly the only reasons to blame for Hillary's devastating loss. Nor was the inability of the Democratic candidate to connect to voters.

According to presidential historian and New York Times bestselling author Doug Wead, Hillary's scathing defeat was unsurprising and a direct result of the scandals, lies and cover-ups that have followed her and her husband for decades.

'The idea that the Clintons' scandals would somehow be dismissed by history upon the election of Hillary as president was always a fool's wish', Wead writes in his compelling new book, Game of Thorns: The Inside Story of Hillary Clinton's Failed Campaign and Donald Trump's Winning Strategy.

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Schumer: Trump Speech 'Detached From Reality'

President Donald Trump's Tuesday night address to Congress will be "forgotten in a day or two," according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

"Where's the action? Where's the doing things that help working people? That's what we want," Schumer said Wednesday on NBC's "Today."

"With this president, more than any other, his speeches are detached from reality. In his campaign and even in his inaugural speech, he talks to the working people of America. But for the last 40 days, his actions have been decidedly on the side of the special interests hurting working America," Schumer said.

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More Fake News From Liberal Salisbury Independent

"Salisbury’s air quality ranked 9th best in U.S."

Will the Liberals be bringing torches their building after one of their own feeds a total line of crap to their viewers?

The left wing will be saying the cows fart way too much and the smell of chicken sh!t multiple times a year is killing our tributaries, do NOT take a deep breath or you'll be sorry!

Next Bassett will be supporting Liberal legislation demanding we too start building emission stations to the Shore to SAVE our clean air, as there is always something up these Liberals sleeves. 

Hey Greg, why don't you tell your extremely limited viewers about how bad CRIME is in Salisbury instead of feeding them your soft Liberal feel good BS. Oh, that's right. Because Liberals don't tell the TRUTH, not the whole TRUTH anyway. 

Jeff Sessions to target drug cartels, gun offenses

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that he plans to target drug cartels and crack down on gun crimes to snuff out what could be the start of a national crime wave, evidenced by a recent uptick in homicides and other violence.

But left unsaid is whether Mr. Sessions also will direct the Justice Department to disrupt the legal marijuana industry — a move that critics say could undermine his goals and enable the cartels.

Speaking Tuesday to the National Association of Attorneys General, Mr. Sessions warned of the dangers posed by cartels that are able to smuggle drugs such as marijuana and heroin across the U.S.-Mexico border.

“The less money they extract out of America, that is sent to their organizations, the less power and less danger they present to their governments and their people and the fewer people are addicted,” he said.

The attorney general has been steadfast in his opposition to marijuana legalization, saying drug use and crime go hand in hand.

“I do not believe that this pop in crime, this increase in crime is necessarily an aberration, a one-time blip. I’m afraid it represents the beginning of a trend, and I think what really concerns me in the bottom of all that is also the increase in drugs in America,” Mr. Sessions said. “They tend to follow one another. That’s what happened in the ‘60s and ‘70s. And I think it could happen now.”

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Petition urging Obama to run for president in France gains 42,000 signatures

The slogan in French is, “Oui, on peut,” which translates into “Yes, we can.”

Former President Obama is a U.S. citizen, which means he is an ineligible candidate, but that did not stop 42,000 supporters in the country to sign an online petition urging him to run.

One of the petition’s organizers told the BBC that the message is intended to the eligible candidates running for office: “Hey guys, you don’t really make us dream.”

With Europe's migrant influx and fears of Islamic extremism on many voters' minds, polls show high support for the tough-on-security platform of conservative former Prime Minister Francois Fillon and the nationalist campaign of far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

However, Fillon has stumbled on allegations of fake taxpayer-funded jobs for his wife and children - particularly damaging for someone pledging to slash public spending. Le Pen, who came in third in the 2012 race, is facing financial investigations too. And while she hopes to ride a wave of anti-establishment, anti-European Union sentiment to power, numerous critics fear her worldview is racist and dangerous.

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Seven Baltimore City Police Officers Arrested for Abusing Power in Federal Racketeering Conspiracy

Officers Allegedly Robbed Victims, Filed False Affidavits and Made Fraudulent Overtime Claims; One Officer Also Charged in Separate Six-Defendant Drug Conspiracy Indictment

“Criminals Who Work in Police Agencies Unfairly Tarnish Honorable Officers”

Baltimore, Maryland – Federal agents arrested seven Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) officers today for a racketeering conspiracy and racketeering offenses, including robbery, extortion, and overtime fraud. The indictment was returned on February 23, 2017, and unsealed today following the execution of arrest and search warrants. One of the officers also was charged in a separate drug conspiracy indictment, also unsealed today.

The indictments were announced by Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; Assistant Special Agent in Charge Don A. Hibbert of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; and Commissioner Kevin Davis of the Baltimore Police Department.

“This is not about aggressive policing, it is about a criminal conspiracy,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “Prosecuting criminals who work in police agencies is essential both to protect victims and to support the many honorable officers whose reputations they unfairly tarnish.”

Men reveal warning signs that you're dating a 'princess'

A relationship with someone high maintenance can be exhausting - not to mention expensive when they always expect you to pick up the tab.

Now men have taken to Reddit to share the biggest 'I'm a princess' red flags to warn off their fellow daters.

From one man who was thrown out of the house for failing to bring home mashed potatoes from KFC to another whose ex asked him if he could settle her credit card, their accounts are hilarious and outrageous all at the same time.

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Outrage After Former Clinton Staffer Disgustingly Disrespects SEAL’s Wife

Dan Grilo, a former Hillary Clinton staffer tonight bashed the wife of fallen Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens. Owens was killed on January 29th during a counterterrorism military operation in Yemen.

He tweeted today:

“Sorry, Owens’ wife, you’re not helping yourself or your husband’s memory by standing there and clapping like an idiot. Trump just used you.”

After receiving over 1,000 responses of backlash, he immediately not only deleted his tweet but he deleted/locked his whole account.

These are type of people that would have been running the country had Hillary and her evil minions won the presidency. Crisis averted. Here were some of the tweets that were part of the instant firestorm of backlash he received. Just know that no matter what Trump does, no matter how much you like or dislike his cabinet members, if you’re conservative you should be thanking God every day that Hillary Clinton is not the President. This type of anti-Americanism, anti-Veteran moral-less trash would have filled the white house if she did.

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Alexander: Trump's Triumph Is Demos' Disaster

When a political novice who has never held an elected office at any level arrives in the swamp as the newly elected president of the United States, there is going to be an adjustment period. While that adjustment period is certainly not over, the speech Donald Trump delivered to Congress Tuesday night outlining his vision for a unified nation and his agenda to “make America great” was outstanding. (Read our editors' analysis, “Trump 2.0.”)

I didn’t just fall off a turnip truck. I’ve watched more than 40 presidential addresses and this one ranks among the best first speeches delivered by a president in decades. Trump’s remarks about support for middle American families and workers, especially those trapped on violent urban plantations, his advocacy for supporting law enforcement and our military, and his moving tribute to Ryan Owen’s widow — this was very much like Ronald Reagan’s first address to Congress 36 years ago.

On November 9th last year, I was asked repeatedly by colleagues and friends across the nation if I was ecstatic about Donald Trump’s election. My response was, “No, I am relieved.”

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Viewers strongly approve of Trump's speech to Congress

Viewers nationwide strongly approved of President Trump’s speech Tuesday night, with many Democrats joining Republicans in calling it “presidential” and positive in tone. Republicans and Independents found it “unifying,” though Democrats were slower to come around on that measure.

The President gained support for his policy plans among viewers: Interviewed before and after the address, they came away from it more positive on his ideas for the economy, immigration, terrorism, crime and Obamacare.

The president moved opinion among viewers on his plans for a number of policy issues, comparing their views before and after the speech. The percent favoring his plans for fighting terrorism, addressing crime, improving the economy, handling illegal immigration, and dealing with Obamacare all jumped.

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BIDEN HER TIME: Biden’s Son’s Widow Finds Love With Other Son Photo of Betsy Rothstein BETSY ROTHSTEIN


Life comes at you fast.

Remember how emotional everyone was when then-Vice President Joe Bidenlost his son to brain cancer in 2015? Beau Biden was Delaware’s former Attorney General. He also served in Iraq. Biden mentioned him any chance he got. Former President Obama gave the eulogy at his funeral.

Well, things are, er, looking up as the Biden family has something new to welcome into their lives: Love between Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie, and the ex-VP’s other married son, Hunter.

“Hallie and Hunter” certainly has a comfortable ring to it, but it also has a cringeworthy Flowers in the Attic aura.

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Florida deputy drives off with gas hose still attached

A Volusia County Sheriff's deputy who may have been in just a little bit of a hurry to get back to the job sped off with a very important part of the gas pump still attached to his cruiser.

Someone spotted the cruiser on the road and took a photo of the nozzle and hose still attached to his gas tank. The sheriff's department tweeted the photo with the caption, "When you're just in a hurry to get back on the job."

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Maxine Waters: I Don’t Choose to Honor President Trump at Joint Address

Tuesday on MSNBC Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said she would not be attending President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress because she explained, “I don’t choose to honor him.”

Waters said, “This is ceremonial. And in this ceremony people lie. They smile. They shake hands. They hug each other. They honor the president. I’m not about any of that. I’m prepared to interact with the president only when he puts up his budget and his agenda that I’m going to have to fight.."

"I won’t be a part of the ceremony. And that’s that.”

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NYT: Obama's WH Rushed to Save Russian Hacking Intelligence

The effort was to thwart any future meddling, and to leave a "clear trail of intelligence for government investigators," the Times reported. 

According to the Times, the information included that from American allies, including the British and the Dutch, describing meetings in European cities between Russian officials — and others close to Russia's president Vladimir Putin – and Trump associates, the Times reported, citing three unnamed former American officials. 

Former Clinton Volunteer Gets Fired After Insulting Navy SEAL Widow

Dan Grilo, a former volunteer for Hillary Clinton's and Barack Obama's campaigns, insulted Navy SEAL widow Carryn Owens on Twitter Wednesday and was quickly fired afterwards.

During President Donald Trump's speech to the joint session of Congress Tuesday night, Trump paid tribute to Owens, whose husband Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens died fighting in the January Yemen raid. Carryn Owens sat in the House of Representatives Gallery next to Trump's daughter Ivanka. She clapped and cried while receiving a standing ovation when Trump recognized the sacrifice made by her and her husband, Fox News reports.

Grilo thought it was appropriate to make fun of Owens, tweeting, "Sorry, Owens' wife, you’re not helping yourself or your husband’s memory by standing there and clapping like an idiot. Trump just used you."

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Click HERE to read the press release from Liberty Advisor Group, Dan Grilo's former employer

Well, Well, Well, Look At This Hypocrite!

Facing 'Judicial Emergency,' Indiana Borrows Judges From Wisconsin

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has an ongoing "judicial emergency" and has called in out-of-state judges to help with a backlog of cases.

The emergency comes after former President Barack Obama's 2016 nomination to fill a vacant post failed to gain Senate approval.

Starting Wednesday, two judges from Wisconsin will lessen the workload by taking on a number of civil cases from the Indianapolis docket, according to a news release.

District Judges William C. Griesbach and Lynn S. Adelman from the Eastern District of Wisconsin volunteered to preside over Indiana cases for the next three months.

A judicial emergency exists when a judicial post is vacant longer than 18 months and weighted filings are in excess of 600 cases per judge, according to the U.S. Courts website.

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release 3-2-17

On February 26, 2017 at approximately 5:06pm a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy responded to Racetrack Rd and Ocean Pkwy for a hit and run motor vehicle crash.

Upon arrival the Deputy located a vehicle with damage to the rear passenger side. The passenger of the vehicle sustained neck and back injuries and was taken to Atlantic General Hospital. A broadcast was given and a short time later a Maryland State Trooper located the suspect vehicle abandoned at the end of Beauchamp Rd missing a front left tire.

The vehicle was registered to a Michael Calhoun Gibson, 44 of Berlin, Maryland.

On February 28, 2017 Mr. Gibson came to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office where the investigating Deputy conducted an interview with him. Based on information learned in the interview Mr. Gibson was charged with traffic citations to include:

Failure to Control Speed to avoid a collision

Negligent Driving

Failure to immediately return and remain on scene of accident involving injury

Fail to return and remain at scene of accident involving attended vehicle

Fail to immediately stop vehicle at scene of accident involving injury

Failure of driver involved in accident to render reasonable assistance to injured person

Fail of driver in bodily injury accident to furnish required ID and License.

Failure of vehicle. Driver involved in accident to give insurance policy information

Driving motor vehicle on highway with metal tires in contact with road

Mr. Gibson was released pending trial.

Trump Is Winning, and Leftists Are Confused

President Trump’s approval ratings are nothing special. Actually, they’re extraordinarily low by historical standards — he’s clocking in at 44 percent, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. His support base is highly polarized, with 85 percent of Republicans behind him and just 9 percent of Democrats. If those rates drop steadily for the next two years — and given the level of polarization, they certainly could — Republicans would be in serious danger of losing the House, since low presidential approval ratings correlate significantly with House elections.

Then again, Trump’s support base may be stable.

Here’s why.

Slate Issues Vitriolic Obituary For Fox News Host Alan Colmes

"... buffoon ..."

The liberal website Slate issued a cynical, hate-filled obituary for Fox News host Alan Colmes just a few hours after his passing Thursday.

“Alan Colmes, Buffoon and Patsy, Was Fox News’ Original Liberal Weakling,” declared the article’s headline.

Slate’s Issac Chotiner wrote that Colmes, who died at age 66 following a brief illness, deserved scorn for not being a good enough liberal.

“Colmes was the most absurd, useless, and mocked television personality in America for many years, precisely because he was nice,” Chotiner wrote.

“In the context of Fox News, being a nice guy — and a ‘liberal’ nice guy at that — meant being a buffoon, and a patsy. Colmes not only played the part to perfection — he defined it,” the writer continued.

Apparently, in the eyes of Slate, the fact that Colmes was considered a good friend and colleague by the personalities at Fox News is worthy of condemnation in and of itself.

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Spicer Rejects Criticism That SEAL Widow Was Used as a Prop

President Donald Trump invited the widow of a Navy SEAL killed during a raid in Yemen to attend Tuesday night's speech when he telephoned to offer his condolences.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer says Trump called Carryn Owens on Jan. 30 and invited her and her three children to attend the speech.

Spicer brushed aside criticism that Trump used Carryn Owens as a prop, saying she accepted the invitation and has the right to honor her husband's legacy.

"You can say what you want about a number of policies, but I hope to God that everybody in America could literally say that's the country we live in and that you honor and support not just Ryan's sacrifice, but recognize what she's going to go through, what her children are going to go through," Spicer added.

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[Related: Democrats invite immigrants to Trump's congressional address ]

OC: Town, Union Reach Deal On Scheduling, Ratify New EMS Contract


OCEAN CITY — The Town of Ocean City and its firefighter-paramedic union reached an agreement Tuesday on a new contract that somewhat reflects a compromise on the controversial shift change, but at least one of the parties is not entirely pleased with all aspects of the new deal.

Last year, the deadline on the town’s new contract with the Career Firefighter Paramedics Association of Ocean City, of Local 4269, expired without an agreement on a variety of issues, most notably a change in the scheduling of shifts for the resort’s paramedics. With the deadline approaching last February, the IAFF 4269 negotiation team walked away when the town and its fire department administrators would not budge on a provision in the proposed contract that would eliminate the paramedics current shift schedule.

As a result, the town’s “last, best and final” offer essentially became the de facto contract by default as negotiations continued on a long-term deal. That three-year contract was ratified by the Local IAFF 4269 late on Tuesday although the union members are still not pleased with the changes to the shift rotations included in the deal.

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Michael Moore: Owens’ Widow At Trump Speech As An ‘F-You' To Trump Critics

During MSNBC’s coverage of President Trump’s speech before Congress, filmmaker Michael Moore reacted to the speech’s recognition of the widow of Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens’ widow, Carryn Owens, by saying she was there “as a sort of a f-you to the people who are criticizing” Trump over the raid that lead to Ryan Owens’ death.

Moore said, “Ryan Owens, his death came as a result of a dinner Trump had with his son-in-law and a political hack. … And then the reporting here on NBC News, and other networks and papers, of how the intelligence community said we got nothing out of this. … But then why tonight to say, oh, we got all this treasure trove.”

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Michigan Muslim Woman Openly Defends The Stabbing of Jews. Yes, All Jews…

This Michigan woman must be one of those moderate Muslims we’ve been hearing a lot about. Scratch that, it’s the moderate Muslims she’s mocking. You know, the ones who don’t support stabbing Jews

Allan disparaged Muslims who claim Islam does not allow stabbing attacks, accusing them of trying to be “muftis” and telling them to “go back to watching Turkish soap operas.”

Throughout the video, titled, “Is Stabbing Jews Haram [Forbidden]?” she notably used only the word “Jews” to describe the target of stabbing attacks, not “Israelis.”

Appearing to compare Jews to animals, she likened those who believe stabbings are prohibited under Islam to defenders of “animal rights – not human rights, but at best, animal rights.”

MEMRI reported that in 2012, Allan told Jordan’s Roya TV that she represented the State Department’s U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) in the Jameed Festival in Jordan, a food and culture event honoring rural women.

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History Repeats Itself


Democrats claim victory in Trump’s first month, vow more obstruction

Far from acclimating to President Trump, Democrats are growing even more resistant, claiming they won the first month under the administration and predicting a string of victories in coming months as they increase their level of obstruction.

Egged on by their political base, which has demanded that no Trump policy go unopposed, Democratic leaders said they erected historic roadblocks to the Cabinet and have thrown a wrench into Republican plans to repeal Obamacare.

“We Democrats are steeled for the fight, and it’s already paying dividends,” said Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat. “Frankly, we had a better first month than I think most would have imagined.”

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Jimmy Buffett-inspired ‘Margaritaville’ senior housing is coming to Florida

If you’ve always wanted to retire in a Disneyland for tequila-drinking beach bums, now’s your chance to get in on the ground floor. Inspired by Jimmy Buffett’s 1977 hit about drowning your sorrows with sun, sand, and margaritas, Latitude Margaritaville is a mixed-use senior development currently under construction in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The $1 billion walkable community will have 6,900 homes, 200,000-square-feet of retail, a pool, fitness center, and beach shuttle. On its face, that might not sound much different from the average Florida retirement community, but Latitude Margaritaville will also be “an immersive brand experience” with an outdoor music venue and “signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts.”

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Rachel Dolezal changes her name to West African moniker

Rachel Dolezal — the white NAACP leader who pretended to be black for years — has reportedly changed her name to a West African moniker, meaning “gift of God.”

The 39-year-old will now be called Nkechi Amare Diallo, according to the Daily Mail.

Legal documents obtained by the British outlet show that she legally changed her name in a Washington state court back in October.

Nkechi, which is short for Nkechinyere, originates from the Igbo language of Nigeria — and translates to “what God has given” or “gift of God,” the Mail reports.

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16 Reasons Why You Should Never, Ever Move To Maryland

Maryland is a one-of-a-kind state and its residents are just as unique. There are some things that only Marylanders understand, and things that out-of-staters will never be able to wrap their heads around. Here are 16 cheeky reasons why you should never, ever move to Maryland. It’s awful. 

1. You'll get crabs.

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Maryland Lawmaker: I Did Nothing Wrong, Gov Should Apologize

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland lawmaker under an ethics reviewsays Gov. Larry Hogan owes him an apology for saying he could be thrown out of the legislature for “illegal activities.”

Hogan made the comments Wednesday when asked about Del. Dan Morhaim’s proposal to create safe consumption spots for heroin addicts, which Hogan described as “insane.” The Republican governor went on to say Morhaim, a Democrat, could be thrown out of the legislature for his role shaping medical marijuana legislation and for being a consultant for a company seeking a license to grow marijuana.

Morhaim, a doctor, wrote in an email that Hogan’s statements are “patently false.” He says he strictly complied with ethics laws.

Hogan was asked about Morhaim’s legislation after declaring a state of emergency because of the state’s heroin crisis.

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“Save The Date”

Main St Gym is hosting their 3rd annual Concert in the Ring & Dance Sat March 11th. The event, sponsored by Pohanka of Salisbury has been a big success in the past and sold out each year due to the entertainment the food and a great group of people that show up. This year the music is by the popular band “One The Edge” with Coach Hal Chernoff as the MC. Appetizers and Buffet will be catered by Chef Stuart of Flannery’s. All proceeds benefit the Main St Gym a 501-3(c). 

Call to lock in your table of 8 or individual tickets in now. 410-430-6687

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Trump Admin, Congress Behind Effort to Cut U.S. Aid to Palestinians

The White House is signaling its support for a new congressional effort to cut all U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority due to its continued support of terrorism against Israelis and Americans, according to senior lawmakers and senior White House officials.

Leading lawmakers in the House and Senate gathered Tuesday on Capitol Hill to introduce legislation that would cut all U.S. funding to the Palestinian government, which has been criticized for providing financial incentives to terrorists who kill American and Israeli civilians.

The White House signaled its support for the legislation in a vast departure from the Obama administration, which worked against similar efforts when in power.

A senior White House official familiar with the effort told the Free Beacon that the Trump administration welcomes this effort and will sign it into law if it passes Congress.

"The Palestinian Authority's use of its resources to provide material support for terrorism—indiscriminately targeted at American and Israeli civilians—is a grotesque example of how well-intentioned U.S. generosity can be turned against us," a senior White House official told the Free Beacon.

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