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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Wanted Subject

Lewes - State Police are requesting assistance in locating Stanley Mumford, 32 of Millsboro, who is wanted for Strangulation, Assault 3rd, and Theft. He is also wanted out of Sussex County Family Court on a capias.

Mumford is wanted in connection with an alleged incident that occurred on Thursday May 11, 2017 around 12:30 a.m. in the 34000 block of Mulberry Lane, when he struck a 31-year-old female victim in the face with a closed fist, choked her, and then stole her cell phone.

If anyone has any information in reference to Stanley Mumford's whereabouts, they are asked to contact Corporal D. Patterson at 302-703-3326 . Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

Burglary Suspects Arrested in Somerset County


On 05/19/2017 at approximately 1920 hours, Maryland State Troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack in Somerset County were dispatched to 9120 Deal Island Road, Wenona, Maryland in reference to a burglary in progress.

Upon arrival troopers with the assistance of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office observed a broken door with obvious forced entry. A search of the residence revealed numerous individuals inside without the home-owner’s permission.


The following individuals were charged with burglary in the 4th degree with the following dispositions:


Janie Francis Jenkins, 50 years old from Princess Anne, Maryland, released on Personal Recognizance.


Joseph George Hoffman, 46 years old from Princess Anne, Maryland, held at Somerset County Jail on $15,000 bond.


Richard Joseph Rusch, 25 years old from Princess Anne Maryland, released on Personal Recognizance.

Talking Of 'Obstruction Of Justice'...


Former Indian River Student Arrested for Shooting Gun on School Property

Dagsboro - A State Police School Resource Officer has arrested a former Indian River student after it was determined he had fired a gun off on school property.

The incident occurred around 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday May 2, 2017 when Jamal J. Burrell, 19 of Dagsboro, was observed on the school property of Indian River High School, located at 29772 Armory Road. He entered into a another student’s vehicle and placed a black and white bandana across his face. As they were leaving the school grounds, he leaned out of the passenger’s side window and began firing three to four rounds from an unknown type firearm into the air. On Wednesday May 3, 2017, the Indian River School District School Resource Officer (SRO) responded to Jamal Burrell’s residence and took him into custody without incident. It was discovered during the investigation that the weapon used in the incident was a BB gun.

Jamal Burrell was transported back to Troop 4 in Georgetown where he was charged with Possession of a Weapon in a Safe School Zone (Misdemeanor) and Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanor). He was arraigned at JP2 and given a $300.00 unsecured bond along with a no contact order with all Indian River School property.

Maxine Waters Forced To Again Admit There’s No Evidence

A week ago we discussed Crazy Maxine Waters, who’s constantly out and about doing her impeach Trump schtick, admitting she’s seen zero evidence of collusion vis a vis Russia and Trump. Well, she was on friendly ground, and forced to admit it again

(Daily Caller) One of President Trump’s harshest congressional critics acknowledged on Thursday that she has yet to see evidence of collusion between Trumpworld and the Russian government.

In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” California Rep. Maxine Waters went through her usual schtick of calling for Trump’s impeachment. She made vague allegations of cooperation between the Trump campaign and Kremlin “in developing strategy about how they could ensure that Hillary Clinton was not elected.”

“I am talking about strategies that were developed, working with the Trump campaign. I really do believe that much of what you saw coming out of Trump’s mouth was a play from Putin’s playbook,” Waters said.

But after a two-minute diatribe, the Democrat was forced to acknowledge that she has yet to actually see evidence of collusion.

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‘An embarrassment’: U.S. health care far from the top in global study

Americans grumble all the time about the quality of our health-care system, but when we're dealing with serious issues, such as injuries from an auto accident or cancer, we often count our blessings that we live in a wealthy country that has well-trained doctors with access to the latest medical technology.

Yet those factors don't always correlate with staying alive. That's the distressing finding from a global study of what researchers call “amenable mortality,” or deaths that theoretically could have been avoided by timely and effective medical care.

Christopher Murray, a researcher at the University of Washington, and his collaborators looked at 32 causes of death in 195 countries from 1990 to 2015 to create a health-care quality index they used for rankings. Murray described the findings as “disturbing.”

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BOOM! Gingrich Has PERFECT Remedy To SHUT DOWN MSM Attacks On Trump!

“I am personally offended by the American news media,” said Newt Gingrich in one of his best rant sessions yet.

Just recently the former House Speaker defended Donald Trump against the very poor treatment by the majority of the media, even going so far as to suggest that Trump should “close down the White House press briefing room” as a punishment.

In a phone call interview with Politico, Gingrich has a few more choice things to say about the media. Gingrich, a former presidential candidate for the GOP and an author of a recent book about Trump, has an insider’s perspective and sympathy for the President who spent his life in the rough and tumble business world and is only now adjusting to the backstabbing nature of politics.

The interview continued with Gingrich saying the media “is destructive and disgusting. It is a danger to the country right now,” and that the press should be banished to the neared Starbucks, presumably to write thinkpieces on their latest Unicorn Frappuccino.

Instead of answering to the journalists, Press Secretary should take questions directly from the American people to empower the average citizen instead of journalists looking to get outrage clicks on their website.

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Laurel Man Arrested After Breaking Into House

Laurel - The Delaware State Police, with the assistance of Laurel Police Department, have arrested a Laurel man immediately after he broke into a house and stole a pair of ladies undergarments.

Around 4:55 a.m. Friday May 19, 2017, a 9-1-1 call was received from a resident in the 30000 block of Penn Street advising that someone had just broken into their house. The investigation revealed the two female victims, that reside in the residence, heard an unusual noise inside the house and barricaded themselves in a bedroom. The suspect attempted to gain entry into the bedroom, but the two females escaped out of the window and ran to a nearby neighbor where they called 9-1-1. Responding troopers and officers from Laurel PD were initially given a description of a white male wearing a white T-shirt and white hat, but that information changed upon further investigation to a black male after he was observed by witnesses leaving the area and acting suspiciously. Officers from Laurel PD were able to located the black male, who was later identified as Tyrone M. Jenkins-Heath Jr., 21 of Laurel, walking through a neighboring yard and found him in possession of women's underwear, which were positively identified by one of the victim's as being hers.

Tyrone Jenkins-Heath was transported back to Troop 5 where he was charged with Burglary 2nd, Theft, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief, and two counts of Attempted Rape 2nd after he informed investigators that his intentions were to have one or both of the victims to perform unlawful sexual acts on him. He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $396,300.00 cash bond.

Westside Historical Society Press Release

PRESS RELEASE --- event date May 26
Westside Historical Society Inc.
P.O.Box 194 , 413 Main St.
Mardela Springs,MD21837 westsidehistorical@gmail.com www.barrencreekheritage.org
410-726-8047 – Exec. Dir. Sylvia Bradley


For Tom Horton, the Nanticoke River and the Chesapeake Bay watershed have been home for more than half a century. He has, as he puts it, been telling the story of what has been happening here environmentally, warning of its decline, and advocating for restoring and enhancing the area’s special beauty and cultural worth. And Westside Historical Society is especially happy to share his message with everyone who also loves this area when Horton speaks about his life’s work on May 26 at Laytons Chance Winery.

This is the second of the Authors on Delmarva book talk series of 2017, presenting writers who live on Delmarva and write about Delmarva! The program will begin at 5 with a chance to “meet and greet” Tom Horton, followed by his remarks about 5:45, and questions and remarks following. There will be light refreshments and a chance to purchase signed copies of Horton’s works. The program is free and open to the public; reservations are not required but for further information call Westside Historical Society at 410-726-8047 or email westsidehistorial@gmail.com , or phone Laura Layton at Layton’s Chance Winery at 410-228-1205.

Are We Suppose To Think This Is NORMAL? Because… I REFUSE!

When the LGBT lobby started advocating for gay marriage to be legalized, many people warned that it would lead to a slippery slope, with the institution of marriage becoming weakened and disrespected. Things like polygamy would be the next to move into the mainstream — and of course, liberals sneered at this argument. Think they’re still laughing now?

Adam Lyons is a British man who calls himself the luckiest man in the world. Why? Because he’s in a relationship with two women, and the three of them call themselves a “throuple”. They not only live together, but the three even sleep together, in one giant super-king sized bed. His two girlfriends, Jane Shalakhova and Brooke Shedd, somehow like this arrangement, too.

Lyons has already fathered children with Shedd, and now he’s expecting a baby with Shalakhova. And all three of them raise the children together. “It’s so sweet that we all get to parent and raise the kids together,” he said. “We have talked about it at length and we all consider ourselves parents to the children.”

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County seeks reduction in Glen Burnie dead dog jury award

Anne Arundel County on Thursday asked a court to reduce a $1.25 million judgment against it and one of its police officers, who shot and killed a Glen Burnie family's dog in 2014.

A jury returned a verdict May 9 concluding the officer, Rodney Price, was grossly negligent and awarded Michael Reeves $500,000 in economic and $750,000 in noneconomic damages for the anguish caused by the death of Vernon, his Chesapeake Bay retriever.

Price claimed he shot the dog after it confronted him as he was investigating a burglary and canvassing Reeves' neighborhood.

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No-Nonsense Texas Mayor BANNED ‘Sharia Court’ – Here’s Her Response to Outraged Muslims

Directly after her statement, Van Duyne saw a dramatic increase in press interest in her. When reports surfaced about an Islamic tribunal in Irving establishing its own “Sharia court,” Van Duyne penned a Facebook post informingresidents that the so-called Sharia court was not going to happen in the city of Irving.

“As Mayor of the City of Irving, I took an oath to uphold the laws of the State of Texas and the Constitution of the United States. I respect the freedoms guaranteed under the First Amendment and believe that protecting fundamental constitutional rights and ensuring that individual rights are not violated or denied is essential,”

And of course Van Duyne was accused of stirring up “Islamophobia” in the community. She even met with members of the Irving Islamic Center to discuss the issue. She was continually accused of “stirring up all kinds of Islamophobia” and an apology or retraction was demanded. They wanted her to publish a “full explanation” on what the Islamic tribunal actually is — she did not.

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Migratory birds shore up appetites on horseshoe crab eggs

Timing is everything. Each spring, shorebirds migrate from wintering grounds in South America to breeding grounds in the Arctic. These birds have some of the longest migrations known.

Delaware Bay is the prime stopover site and the birds’ stop coincides with horseshoe crab spawning. Shorebirds like the red knot, ruddy turnstone and semipalmated sandpiper, as well as many others, rely on horseshoe crab eggs to replenish their energy reserves before heading to their Arctic nesting grounds.

The birds arrive in the Arctic before insects emerge. This means that they must leave Delaware Bay with enough energy reserves to make the trip to the Arctic and survive without food until well after they have laid their eggs. If they have not accumulated enough fat reserves at the bay, they may not be able to breed.

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Poll: Doctors Are Still Prescribing Lots Of Opioids For Low Back Pain

More than half of people say they've suffered lower back pain in the past year, according to the latest NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll.

That's not a surprise; low back pain is very common, and one of the biggest reasons that people seek medical care. But people told us that they're making very different choices in how they treat that pain, with some stark differences among age groups and income levels.

And doctors often aren't giving people advice based on the best medical evidence, instead prescribing treatments that don't relieve back pain and can expose people to serious risk, including addiction.

Fifty-five percent of people polled said they treated the back pain themselves without going to a doctor. That makes sense; most back pain gets better on its own, and the self-prescribed remedy that people say they reach for more often, over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen, can offer some relief without significant risk.

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Accident At Sixty Foot Road and Route 50

Another accident at Sixty Foot Road and Route 50 in the Westbound lanes.  Station 7 responding. Use caution in the area.
Station 8 from Willards and Station 6 from Parsonsburg requested to send additional ambulance

Yale Dean Put On Leave After Calling People ‘White Trash’


Yale University placed Dean June Chu, who received criticism for remarks such as calling people “white trash,” on leave Thursday.

In an email, Stephen Davis, who leads the residential Pierson College at Yale to which Dean Chu belongs, told Yale students and faculty that the dean had been placed on leave, calling her language “inappropriate,” “unacceptable,” and “deeply harmful to [Yale’s] community fabric,” according to The Wall Street Journal.

“When I wrote to you on Saturday morning, it was with the understanding—and under assurance from Dean Chu, an assurance given to me and to others—that she had posted only two troubling reviews on social media,” said Davis in his email to Yale. “On Saturday evening, I found out that she was in fact responsible for multiple reprehensible posts, enough to represent a more widespread pattern.”

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OC Cruizin Gridlock

Great weather! Lots of old cars. Lots of people. Not enough roads to accommodate these people driving in forever circles so there is total driving gridlock.

This 'Utter Bastard Of A Cat' Is Available For Adoption

Looking for a rescued cat to take home? There's "Sunny Puss, friendly ginger cat." "Tom Tom, loving tuxedo kitten."

Then there's "Mr. Biggles, utter bastard of a cat."

The Cat People of Melbourne wrote an adoption listing for Mr. Biggles (aka Lord Bigglesworth) that reads less like an ad and more like a cautionary tale.

Mr. Biggles "is an utter utter bastard," Gina Brett wrote in the listing, which went viral. He is "a despot and a dictator."

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The Affordable Care Act is dying on the vine

Why is it that our revered Democratic political wizards in Washington, D.C., are doing all within their power to maintain the Affordable Care Act — ObamaCare? This disastrous, though well-intentioned, law was formatted and finalized in a rapidly escalated, partisan bill that was deemed to be the solution and salvation for any health care insurance coverage concerns. Of course, we all know what the road to you-know-where is paved with.

Why do our own Delaware senators continue to state that all the ACA requires is a few tweaks, a small revamp here and there, and all will be well? How about “revoke”? The Democratic senators do not see the forest for the trees. The insurance providers of the exchanges throughout the country are hemorrhaging money and evacuating their commitment to the ACA due to this catastrophic, disastrous plan. It is without question a majorly flawed, ineffective program.

It must be repealed and replaced as soon as possible by a truly effective health care program that will not suffer the identical fate of ObamaCare. The Senate now has the revised House health care bill. The Senate will make any corrective revisions providing Americans with a strong, effective health care bill that will entitle them to affordable, productive health care coverage. The inclusion of the clear-cut coverage for pre-existing conditions and ensuring a child will be covered on his/her parents’ health care plan until he/she is 26 years of age reassure Americans that the Republicans’ plan will work successfully for all.

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Does the Minimum Wage Prevent Poverty?

Pool party poopers: CDC warns of parasitic infection, toxic gas

(CNN) —Beware of contaminated pool water: Outbreaks of a parasitic diarrhea-causing infection linked to pools and water playgrounds doubled in the United States from 2014 to 2016, according to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"Cryptosporidium is a germ that can make people sick with diarrhea for up to three weeks," Michele Hlavsa, chief of the CDC's Healthy Swimming Program, wrote in an email. Nicknamed crypto, this parasite spreads through contact with the feces of an infected person.

In 2016, the CDC received word of 32 outbreaks linked to swimming pools or water playgrounds in the U.S., compared with just 16 two years earlier.

In Ohio alone, nearly 2,000 people became sick from crypto last year. States are not required to report patient numbers, so the CDC does not collect totals.

There had been a downturn after 20 crypto outbreaks were reported in 2011; just 16 outbreaks were seen in 2012 and 13 in 2013.

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The scariest superbug on the CDC's radar has hit 7 states

The most worrying 'superbug' on the CDC's radar is sweeping the United States at alarming speed, officials warn.

Candida auris, a harmful form of yeast resistant to most drugs with a 60 percent mortality rate, is emerging as a new menace.

It started in New York and New Jersey, but has now been spotted in Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts and Oklahoma.

The spread has triggered the CDC to update its guidelines - urging medics to quarantine C auris sufferers.

Health officials sounded alarms last year because two of the three kinds of commonly used antifungal drugs had little effect in treatment.

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Second Denny’s Planned For Old J/R’s Site In OC

SNOW HILL – An iconic Ocean City eatery will be replaced by a Denny’s restaurant this summer.

Motorists entering Ocean City via the Route 90 bridge will soon see a Denny’s in the location formerly occupied by J/R’s, The Place For Ribs. On Wednesday the Worcester County Board of License Commissioners (BLC) granted Denny’s a beer wine and liquor license.

“We expect to be open sometime in the middle of August,” said Mike Rommel, who owns a local Denny’s franchise.

Rommel told the board the coming months would be spent on an extensive renovation of the former J/R’s building.

“There will be a million dollars spent on the inside and outside of the facility,” he said, adding that the age and layout of the existing building would complicate the project.

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Ex-FBI Director James Comey agrees to testify before Senate intelligence committee in open hearing

Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day.

The committee’s chairman, Sen. Richard Burr, and the ranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner, announced Friday that Comey will testify in an open setting before the committee. The date of the hearing has not yet been set.

Burr says the committee wants to hear from Comey on his role in the development of the U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessment that Russia interfered in last year’s election.

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Carozza, Mathias, Otto report to Ocean City

Ocean City and Worcester County’s legislative representatives updated local business leaders on the events of the past session of the Maryland General Assembly during last week’s Economic Development Committee meeting.

Sen. Jim Mathias (D-38), Del. Mary Beth Carozza (R-38C) and Del. Charles Otto (R-38A) all sang praises of the last legislative session’s successes and how they help maintain a strong tourism economy for Worcester.

“We have $12 million tourism budget overall,” Mathias said. “I remember when Fish [Roland Powell] was mayor, and he imagined a comprehensive resort with a convention center. First, we thought we just needed mother nature to shine sun on you, but to be global, we needed to expand.”

Mathias and Carozza both pointed to the third planned expansion of the performing arts center, with $500,000 in funding, as an example of the state’s commitment to Ocean City.

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Terms and conditions apply to two approved wind farms

Now that both proposals for offshore wind farms have been granted provisional approval, both US Wind and Skipjack Wind can begin their respective projects in earnest, but are still subject to certain conditions by the state’s Public Service Commission.

US Wind had 27 conditions placed on its project, and Skipjack had 28, though the two sets of rules are largely similar in scope — many with minor changes in amounts and percentages.

The two companies have until May 25 to accept or reject the conditions. Paul Rich, project development director for US Wind, said the conditions are acceptable to his company, though he expects some specifics to be finalized before the deadline.

According to a release by Skipjack’s parent company, Deepwater Wind, the company does not directly address the May 25 deadline, only that it looks forward to continuing the conversation with the Ocean City community.

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Pruden: Destroying Donald Trump is all that matters to the leftist loonies

Now anything goes. All restraints are loosened, all self-discipline trashed. There’s no cure or even treatment for Trump Derangement Syndrome, a disease as wild and as swiftly lethal as anything imported from the Ebola River valley of the dark continent. The rules and taboos that once guided even the sleaziest excuse for a newspaper no longer apply.

Destroying Donald Trump is all that matters in the newsrooms of the mainstream media, so called, and by any means necessary. Rarely have so many hysterics contributed so much of the national conversation.

A columnist in The New York Times, ground zero in the epidemic of Trump Derangement Syndrome, suggests that a mutiny at the White House is the “more appropriate” way to rid the nation of the legitimate 46th duly elected president of the United States. Why waste time on impeachment? Mike Pence, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell could organize the ambush. The columnist likens them to “stewards for a syphilitic emperor.”

Ross Douthat is regarded as a “conservative” at The New York Times, and he thinks impeachment would take too long, be too messy, and recommends invoking the Twenty-fifth Amendment, which permits the president’s Cabinet to remove the president if a majority of the secretaries tells Congress that the president can no longer perform his duties.

Ultimately, he writes in the newspaper once known as “the old gray lady” and which has become “the old crazy lady,” he does not believe “our president sufficiently understands the nature of the office he holds, the nature of the legal constraints that are supposed to bind him, perhaps even the nature of normal human interactions, to be guilty of obstruction of justice in the Nixonian or even Clintonian sense of the phrase.”

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Breaking News: "We lost another one." China killed or jailed at least 18 C.I.A. sources over two years, debilitating American spying in the country.

The Chinese government systematically dismantled C.I.A. spying operations in the country starting in 2010, killing or imprisoning more than a dozen informants over two years and crippling intelligence gathering there for years afterward.

Current and former American officials described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades.

Wings and Wheels at The Airport





First picture is of the Wicomico County Mobile Command Unit used during emergencies. Second: picture of airport fire truck(arff). Third: child being able to see first hand what it feels like behind the wheel. Fourth: A few of many cars in car show. Fifth: line for pancake breakfast.

Kucinich: Deep state trying to ‘take down a president,’ is ‘a threat to our republic’

On Wednesday, former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich appeared on Fox News to warn viewers about a “deep state” plan to “take down” President Donald Trump.

“You have a politicization of the [intelligence] agencies that is resulting in leaks from anonymous unknown people and the intention is to take down a president,” Kucinich said, after Fox News host Sean Hannity asked him about the deep state and their attempts to undermine President Trump.

“Now, this is very dangerous to America. It’s a threat to our Republic. It constitutes a clear and present danger to our way of life.”

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George Soros Still Quietly Buying District Attorneys’ Seats Photo of Peter Hasson PETER HASSON

George Soros has all but bought another district attorney’s seat.

The left-wing billionaire turned the Philadelphia district attorney’s race on its head by giving $1.45 million to fund a super PAC in support of his preferred candidate, Larry Krasner. Krasner, a progressive lawyer who has never worked as a prosecutor, sailed to an easy victory in the Democratic primary on Tuesday. Because Philadelphia is a Democratic stronghold, Krasner’s primary victory all but guarantees him to win the general election in November.

The influx of money from Soros gave Krasner a significant leg up over his opposition. Despite splitting votes with six other candidates, Krasner, who was not a favorite to win before Soros’ investment, finished 18 points ahead of the second-place finisher. As one Philadelphia Inquirer writer put it after the billionaire’s investment: “Soros changed the game.”

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Rosenstein on Comey memo: 'I wrote it. I believe it. I stand by it.'

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein firmly stood by the memo he wrote that outlined James Comey’s offenses – and later was cited by the White House to support President Trump’s decision to fire the FBI director – during briefings with Capitol Hill lawmakers, according to remarks obtained by Fox News.

“I wrote it. I believe it. I stand by it,” he said, according to the opening statement provided by senior Justice Department officials. He maintained that Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe was “wrong and unfair.”

The statement was first delivered to Senate lawmakers on Thursday and to House lawmakers during a similar briefing on Friday.

Democratic lawmakers have claimed since Comey's firing that Rosenstein's memo was used as a mere pretext to can the director.

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Sheriff Caves to ACLU Pressure to Release Criminal Aliens

A Michigan sheriff caved to pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and ordered his staff to release criminal aliens who are subjects of an immigration detainer. The sheriff instructed his staff to only hold aliens subject to an order signed by a judge.

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon issued the order on April 28, instructing jail officials to no long honor immigration detainers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Associated Press reported on Friday. Wayne County surrounds the city of Detroit, Michigan.

Detroit activist Elena Herrada told reporters the ACLU encouraged the sheriff’s actions. She said other so-called pro-immigrant groups also applied pressure to the local sheriff.

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Ocean City Signs On For $25K OC BikeFest Sponsorship To Promote Fall Events

OCEAN CITY — A divided Ocean City Council this week approved a request for the resort to be an official sponsor of OC BikeFest with all of the advertising and marketing benefits it would provide to the tune of $25,000.

During last week’s Tourism Committee meeting, Tourism Director Donna Abbott presented a request for a sponsorship opportunity for the town for OC BikeFest at $25,000. Abbott recommended the sponsorship as a means to promote the town’s other fall special events during OC BikeFest, which is clearly the most attended of shoulder season events each fall.

Abbott explained the $25,000 sponsorship would put Ocean City’s tourism banner on all OC BikeFest websites and social media platforms with links to the town’s other special events and goings-on around the resort. In addition, the Ocean City banner would be displayed on all OC BikeFest signage at events in addition to a two-page color advertising spread in the OC BikeFest guide. The Tourism Committee voted to send a favorable recommendation to the Mayor and Council and Abbott pitched the idea to the town’s elected officials on Monday.

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Woodward: The Press Is ‘Binge-Drinking the Anti-Trump Kool-Aid’

Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward called out the media for “binge drinking the anti-Trump Kool-Aid.”

Woodward said, “Stick to the reporting. Stick to the reporting. You have done a great job. Of course, one of the realities here is that we’ve got an old newspaper war going between The New York Times and The Washington Post.."

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State’s attorney attempts to take office into 21st century


The advance of digital solutions to analogue problems has been transforming the way social interactions, business relationships and governmental structures have worked for decades, and as costs continue to fall for things like data storage, efficiencies continue to emerge.

The criminal justice system in Worcester, for example, continues to be heavily reliant on paper — with the exception of the courts, which have recently migrated to an online-only system. All but gone are the days when the clerk of the court hands the judge a bulging oak tag folder containing an entire case’s history and in its place is a monitor.

That change has not yet trickled down to the lawyer level, and as some court cases are months-long or even years-long affairs, the problem of what to do with it all moves to the forefront.

This year as part of ongoing budget negotiations, Beau Oglesby, Worcester’s State’s Attorney and Phil Thompson, treasurer, are hoping to partner to begin digitizing some of the old files. Part of Thompson’s staff includes a team dedicated to copying and scanning old files, and Oglesby hopes to access these employees to process some of the old case files that are overflowing filing cabinets, lining the walls and taking over precious office space.

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Noonan: Democracy Is Not Your Plaything

This will be unpleasantly earnest, but having witnessed the atmospherics the past 10 days it’s what I think needs saying:

Everyone, get serious.

Democracy is not your plaything.

This is not a game.

The president of the United States has produced a building crisis that is unprecedented in our history. The question, at bottom, is whether Donald Trump has demonstrated, in his first four months, that he is unfit for the presidency—wholly unsuited in terms of judgment, knowledge, mental capacity, personal stability. That epic question is then broken down into discrete and specific questions: Did he improperly attempt to interfere with an FBI criminal investigation, did his presidential campaign collude with a foreign government, etc.

But the epic question underlies all. It couldn’t be more consequential and will take time to resolve. The sheer gravity of the drama will demand the best from all of us. Are we up to it?

Mr. Trump’s longtime foes, especially Democrats and progressives, are in the throes of a kind of obsessive delight. Every new blunder, every suggestion of an illegality, gives them pleasure. “He’ll be gone by autumn.”

But he was duly and legally elected by tens of millions of Americans who had legitimate reasons to support him, who knew they were throwing the long ball, and who, polls suggest, continue to support him. They believe the press is trying to kill him..

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Worcester County Tackles Illegal Dumping At Recycling Centers


And guess what, it's working!

Ever since these new signs went up there has yet to be one single piece of household or construction debris at this location. They are now recording who's dumping what at these locations to combat the illegal dumping. I hear Wicomico County will be doing the same in the very near future.

Harvard Study Reveals Huge Extent of Anti-Trump Media Bias

A major new study out of Harvard University has revealed the true extent of the mainstream media’s bias against Donald Trump.

Academics at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzed coverage from Trump’s first 100 days in office across 10 major TV and print outlets.

They found that the tone of some outlets was negative in as many as 98% of reports, significantly more hostile than the first 100 days of the three previous administrations..

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THE FIRST AIR FORCE ONE

Man pleads guilty for sex offenses in summer assault

A man who was charged in a sexual assault that occurred in Ocean City last year pleaded guilty in Snow Hill Circuit Court in Snow Hill last week, agreeing to a statement of facts detailing a second-degree sex offense and filming child pornography.

Elmer E. Casco-Hernandez, 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland was one of five men who assaulted a 17-year-old girl in a midtown hotel room last summer. He was also charged with second-degree rape, assault and other sex crimes, but he accepted a plea deal with Assistant State’s Attorney Diane Karsnitz on May 10.

Worcester County State’s Attorney also offered the same deal to Kevin J. Caceres, 20, of Rockville in April for his involvement in the crime.

Both Casco-Hernandez and Caceres were charged with assaulting the teenager in December after an investigation Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and Ocean City Police Department. The case began on June 14, when a Worcester deputy arrested Erick H. Ramirez, 21, of Silver Spring for allegedly having drugs in his car.

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Why We Should Feel No Pity for Anthony Weiner

The former Congressman cried as he plead guilty to charges related to sexting a minor girl. But no amount of tears can change the fact that his scandals helped elect Trump.

Today, Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a months-long sexting relationship with a 15-year-old girl, finally putting one of this country’s most pathetic political careers out of its misery. One hopes.

The official term for the charge—transferring obscene material to a minor—conveys an inappropriate shop teacher creepiness and carries with it a possible jail term and sex offender registration requirement. But the six little words describing Weiner’s legal transgressions can’t possibly convey what a disaster Weiner’s proclivities have been to everything he’s touched, beyond his own junk. His family, his political party, his city, his country, and—hell, why not?—the world are worse off because of Anthony Weiner. No apology, no plea, no amount of public puppy dogging can atone for what he’s done.

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The left’s ridiculous double standard on spilling secrets

It may be too soon to tell whether Donald Trump’s presidency will survive his disclosure to the Russian foreign minister of a piece of US intelligence. But it’s not too soon to celebrate the sudden outbreak in our Democratic press of concern for our national secrets.

This occurred over what The Washington Post and The New York Times suggest was President Trump’s inadvertent disclosure of highly classified intelligence from Israel in the Oval Office when Trump received Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

The disclosure, the Times quoted American officials as representing, “could expose the source of the information and the manner in which it was collected.” At one moment Wednesday, the Times had on its home page something like 18 pieces on this or related scandals.

What a contrast to, say, 2006. That’s when the Gray Lady thumbed its nose for news at President George W. Bush’s pleadings that the paper refrain from disclosing how the government, in its hunt for terrorists, was mining data of the Swift banking consortium.

The Bush administration had begged the Times not to proceed. Yet it did so. President Bush called it “disgraceful,” adding that the “fact that a newspaper disclosed it makes it harder to win this war on terror.” Treasury said it would hamper the pursuit of terrorists.

Such a hullabaloo arose from long-suffering Times readers that the paper’s executive editor, then Bill Keller, issued a 1,400-word “personal response.” In it, he suggested that if conservative bloggers were so worried they should stop calling attention to it.

Keller acknowledged that others might have come out differently than the Times did. But, he declared, “nobody should think that we made this decision casually, with any animus toward the current Administration, or without fully weighing the issues.”

Goodness. Who in the world could have imagined the Times acting out of animus to the George W. Bush administration?

Then there’s the case of The Washington Post..

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LEGENDARY COMMENTS BY GEORGE CHEVALLIER 5-20-17


LUNCH TREAT

Back in the mid-1950’s, “fast food” was nowhere to be found in Salisbury. If someone went out to eat, it was always a special occasion. And you dressed accordingly. There were an assortment of luncheonettes and diners for the working trade to patronize at lunchtime if they didn’t go home for lunch or pack it to take to work. At the diners and luncheonettes, the lunch-time fare was usually a hot roast beef or turkey sandwich or the ever popular grilled cheese sandwich.
          
In 1956, when I was attending St. Francis de Sales School, I made the discovery of a lifetime – the submarine sandwich. I had attained a level of trust with my parents to the point where I could ride my bicycle to school one day a week. Traffic was not as horrific as it is now and the idea of anyone taking your bicycle was unheard of.  Of course, it had a City of Salisbury license plate, which was a 2” x 3” piece of metal embossed with a number which was registered by the City and issued only to you. It was attached to the rear of the seat with a metal band and you just knew that it provided all the security you would need. This was before the bad guys discovered bolt cutters.
          
So, every Thursday at lunch time, I rode my bicycle to that magical place, Sid’s Subs. It was located on S. Division St.near the hospital, not far from St. Francis. And, so, for 30 minutes and less than a dollar, I savored that marvel of culinary art, the cold cut sub. It was washed down with a cold orange drink. I don’t remember having to make many decisions about what kind I wanted or how I wanted it fixed. Sid Niblett made one kind and it was fairly scrumptious to me. The whole jumble of cold cuts, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and oil was a far cry from the usual orderly sandwiches my Mother used to make. The whole experience was a transition in my life and I have never forsaken my love of a good cold cut sub.

Tough Times in the Nutmeg State

The wealthiest state in the U.S. is having trouble collecting enough money to pay its bills, and the Democratic governor doesn’t think taxing the rich is the answer anymore.

After two decades of robust growth, Connecticut forecasts it will come in $400 million short in income-tax collections this fiscal year, worsening a budget crisis that has prompted all three major ratings firms recently to downgrade the state’s credit rating. Connecticut’s budget office estimates that income-tax collections will fall in fiscal 2017 for the first time since the recession.

About $200 million of the drop in receipts came from the state’s closely watched top 100 earners, who are the source of an outsize proportion of the state’s revenue. Many of the state’s richest residents work for hedge funds, which have been hurt by a downturn in the industry.

Gov. Dannel Malloy has twice before bet that taxing the wealthy would help solve the state’s fiscal problems. But neither increase resulted in sustained revenue growth, according to his administration, which says it would be a mistake to do it a third time.

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From Detroit to Liberia: Why I Left America to Find Home

“I am moving back to Liberia.” The words shocked me to say out loud. But after 26 years in the United States, the timing seemed right.

I had just turned 30. My successful sports management public relations business was at a turning point and I’d proved myself. But there arose a yearning I couldn’t suppress: a desire to return to Liberia, my homeland.

My mother and I fled Liberia in 1990 after a violent civil war erupted that engulfed the country for more than a decade and killed 600,000 people. Growing up as a first generation Americo-Liberian presented many challenges. My mother was on edge at every turn because she landed in a strange place, causing her at times to be extremely over protective.

I remember in grade school wanting to assimilate so badly because I had a trace of a Liberian accent that I was desperately trying to get rid of. I was teased often, repeatedly being called an “African Booty Scratcher,” a crude epithet whose meaning I still haven’t figured out. Still, it left me feeling ashamed of being who I was, ashamed that my family was from this strange land, this “dark Continent.”

Most of the teasing came from children who looked just like me. Those whose didn’t tease me were no less fascinated, completely intrigued by this “alien” who spoke strangely. So I assimilated because I had to. I became fully American – whatever that means – and because of where I was raised, other African Americans viewed me as a “black white suburban girl.”

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Massachusetts Attorney General says it’s okay for mainstream media to publish death threats against “anti-vaxxers”

(Natural News) The mainstream media has just been given a green light by the Massachusetts Attorney General to openly publish death threats against so-called “anti-vaxxers” (a derogatory term which means anyone who questions the sanity of injecting children with mercury, a brain-damaging heavy metal and known neurotoxin). Proof of this is found in the letter shown below.

BACKGROUND: Following the Boston Herald’s call for anti-vaxxers to be “hanged to death”, Natural News issued an urgent action item for readers and fans to report the Boston Herald to law enforcement authorities. A wave of complaints hit the Boston FBI, Boston Police and the Massachusetts Attorney General, requesting criminal investigations into the Boston Herald for its unabashed call for anti-vaxxers to be executed in the same way black slaves were once lynched in America.

In response, as shown in the letter below, the Massachusetts Attorney General has declaredit will not investigate the matter.

Of course, if you or I openly declared we were going to murder a journalist who worked at the Boston Herald, the investigation would be swift and highly publicized, but when the Boston Herald calls for the murder of people like us, the state government says that’s not worth investigating, and no other mainstream media outlet covers the story.

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Comey “Friend”, Benjamin Wittes, Outs Himself As Source for New York Times “Comey Memo” Storyline…

Long time CTH readers will note we extended well over a year of benefit-of-the-doubt to the motives of former FBI Director James Comey with regard to the severity of his politicized nature and disposition. Throughout the entire Clinton investigation we remained ambivalent to Comey’s motives.

Indeed it wasn’t until after the Pulse nightclub terrorist attack when Comey obtusely noted the FBI had been contacted (prior to the attack) about the sketchy behavior of Omar Mateen by a ‘random concerned citizen’ -and our finding that the actual ‘citizen’ was the far more substantive St Lucie county sheriff Ken Mascara– that we recognized how far Comey was willing to go to save his political face.

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BBQ CHICKEN DINNER 
AND BAKE SALE 

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WHITE ELEPHANT TABLE
WEST SIDE FIRE DEPT.
BIVALVE, MD 

FRIDAY
MAY 26th, 2017 

1/2 BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans

Coleslaw & Roll

$9.00

EAT IN OR CARRY OUT
11 AM - 2 PM

Benefit: West Side Vol. Fire Dept. Auxiliary

INFO: 410-873-2140

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