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Monday, May 22, 2017

45th Annual Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race

Delmar, DE- The 45th Annual Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race will be held at the Delaware International Speedway on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. with racing action beginning at 6:30 p.m. Rain date is scheduled for Wednesday June 21, 2017. The Delaware International Speedway is located at 37854 Sussex Highway (US 13 southbound), just north of the Delaware/Maryland line.

This year’s event will feature competitors throughout the Northeast Dirt Motorsports areas. Drivers will compete for prize money over $35,000. Big Block-Small Block Modifieds, Super Late Models, RUSH Crate Late Models, Crate 602 Sportsman, Modified Lites, Little Lincoln and Super Trucks will compete in over 100 laps of featured racing in their respective classes.

Gates open early at 4:00 p.m. with several activities and displays on hand, to include the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit and, in their first appearance at the race, the Delaware State Police Mounted Patrol Unit.

In addition, Camp Barnes will recognize Mr. Snookie Vent at intermission for his many years of dedication to Delaware racing. Intermission will also include a Monster Truck show, presented by “The Metal Shop” in Delmar, DE. “Saigon Shaker” will be on hand to entertain all fans.

Tickets to the event are available at the speedway’s ticket booth the night of the event. Spectator’s tickets are $20 and pit tickets are $35. Children under 10 accompanied by parent or guardian are admitted free to spectator seating.

Camp Barnes originally opened in 1948 and was named in recognition of Colonel Herbert Barnes. The camp is located next to the Assawoman Wildlife Area on Miller Creek near Bethany Beach. For six weeks in the summer, each week, 70 children ages 10-13 attend Camp Barnes with no financial burden on their parents. They participate in outdoor activities and are taught leadership and teamwork skills.

For additional information, please call Det. Jeff Hudson at 302-752-3905 or

FEC boss who tried to muzzle Drudge now on Soros payroll

The former chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission, who famously eyed regulating the politics of conservative outlets like the Drudge Report, has joined an advocacy group funded by George Soros and run by his son.

Ann Ravel is the first fellow listed with the California advocacy group New America.

Her fellowship began in March and pays a $30,000 stipend.

"We want to help amplify the work of each of our fellows, both to help them better articulate and reach their target audience, and to raise their profiles as change-makers," according to the group.

Since leaving the FEC, Ravel has continued to speak out for more election regulation, especially on the internet..


Public Invited To Attend Annual Memorial Day Ceremony May 29

BERLIN — The Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation issued an invitation to everyone to attend the annual ceremony honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The ceremony will be held Monday, May 29, at 11 a.m. at the memorial site on Route 589, between Cathell and Manklin Creek roads.

The ceremony will feature patriotic music and pageantry, honoring the service men and women who gave their lives for our freedoms. Also honored will be local Gold Star mothers and American Ex-POW’s. Mike Beatty, also known as DJ Batman, will be the Master of Ceremonies.


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Colonial waterbirds return to Ocean City Islands

Conservation partners gear up for busy summer season
The Coastal Bays around Ocean City, Maryland, that are so popular with boaters and vacationers in the summer months, are also home to another kind of summer visitor – endangered species of beach-nesting birds like the Black Skimmer, Royal Tern and Common Tern. That’s why local conservation organizations and the state of Maryland are asking paddlers and boaters to give the birds a break from the bustle of human activity and stay off the islands where the birds nest.

Islands that support nesting populations of colonial waterbirds have been posted with closure signs for the nesting period, April 1 to September 15, and signs featuring artwork and messages created by local school children adorn Worcester County boat ramps, marinas, and tackle shops. More than 100 of the signs were posted in 2016, and now again this year, as part of a coordinated campaign to educate visitors about the importance of undisturbed islands to Maryland’s last remaining breeding colonies of endangered waterbirds.

It is illegal to land a boat or set foot on an island that is posted by the State of Maryland to protect nesting birds. Citizens can help with enforcement efforts by calling 410-260-8888 if they see trespassers on the islands. The Maryland Natural Resources Police patrol the Coastal Bays year-round.

'Auntie Maxine' Struggles to Explain What Democrats Stand For

Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) struggled Friday on MSNBC to explain what the Democratic Party stands for besides opposing President Trump.

Waters has been one of the most outspoken critics of Trump in Congress, repeatedly calling for his impeachment and insisting that if investigators "connect the dots," then his campaign's alleged collusion with Russia will become apparent.

Given Waters' public profile as a staunch Trump opponent, MSNBC host Katy Tur asked the lawmaker what Democrats actually stand for beyond opposing Trump's agenda.

"Congresswoman, what do the Democrats stand for other than being against Donald Trump?" Tur asked. "What do you stand for other than trying to get Donald Trump impeached?"

"Everyone knows that I am the ranking member of the Financial Services Committee and that I have spent many, many hours and days implementing the Dodd-Frank reforms," Waters responded.

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NAACP Expected to Vote to Oust Current President

The national board of the NAACP is expected to vote Friday to dismiss its current president as part of an effort to retool the organization to better resist President Trump's agenda.

The decision to part ways with Cornell William Brooks is part of a larger shake up for the storied civil rights group, according to the New York Times.

Brooks' current contract will expire in June. While the search for a new president takes place, Leon W. Russell and Derrick Johnson, the chairman and vice chairman of the board, respectively, will operate the organization.

When asked to elaborate on why the organization decided to move on from Brooks, Russell only said the board had determined it needed a new leader.

The personnel shift is supposed to help the NAACP have a more aggressive presence in fighting the Trump administration, the Times reported.



The common element in nearly all the major New York Times and Washington Post stories about President Donald Trump this week is that they are based on source documents the outlets cannot authenticate, do not possess, admit are partial, and refuse to share.

Friday’s supposed “bombshell” stories follow the same pattern. The Times reports that Trump told the visiting Russians that former FBI director James Comey was a “nut job,” and that firing him had eased “pressure” in his ability to conduct foreign policy — though the Times takes Trump to mean the legal pressure of the investigation. (That spin makes no sense: firing Comey created more pressure, which was so obvious the Russians joked about it.)

The Times describes its source as “a document summarizing the meeting” that was “circulated” (it does not say by whom). The Times does not have the document. An “American official” simply “read quotations” to the Times.


Manchester Arena 'explosions': Two loud bangs heard at Ariana Grande gig as police confirm fatalities and several injured

Emergency services are rushing to reports of two loud bangs described as 'explosions' at Manchester Arena tonight.
People attending the concert by pop star Ariana Grande fled in panic on hearing the noises - some in tears.
Greater Manchester Police have confirmed they are dealing with a "serious incident" and tweeted urging people to "stay away from the area" - and local roads to and from the scene are blocked.
At least 10 police cars, five ambulances and two riot vans have been spotted rushing to the scene - and armed police have been spotted outside the arena.
Twitter users are reporting that they thought it was a 'gun shot' or 'bomb' - but sources say that it might be a speaker that blew during the performance or even balloons that had popped.
Injuries however are being reported - with several people having been spotted covered in 'blood'.

GREAT AGAIN: ICE arrests more than 30,000 convicted criminal aliens

President Trump’s immigration policies are having their intended effect.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested more than 41,000 illegal immigrants through the first three months of Trump’s presidency, and nearly 75 percent of them — or 30,000 — are convicted criminals, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

The Department’s website features “100 Days of ICE,” which chronicles the increased immigration enforcement under Executive Orders signed by President Trump shortly after inauguration.

Between Jan. 22 and April 29, ICE arrested 41,318 individuals on civil immigration charges, an overall increase of about 37 percent over 2016 figures.

Almost 75 percent of those arrested had previous convictions for crimes like homicide, assault, sexual abuse, and drug activities.


Five Arrested in Human Trafficking Case

Dover - The Delaware State Police, with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Wilmington office), and the Delaware Department of Justice have arrested five people in connection with a human trafficking case.
This investigation began on May 8, 2017 when the Troop 3 Criminal Investigation Unit (CIU) was contacted by the foster parent of a juvenile who had been reported missing on March 27, 2017.  The foster parent advised that the 16-year-old female may be prostituting via the website  Detectives located a listing on the webpage that displayed photographs appearing to be the missing teen and were able to confirm her identity through the foster parent.  Investigators conducted a search of law enforcement records for the phone number listed and were able to link it to Jason Haith, 18 of Dover and his girlfriend, Jessica A. Hutkin, 34 of Smyrna.
On Friday May 19, 2017, a joint operation coordinated by Troop 3 CIU, FBI Wilmington, and the Delaware Department of Justice was initiated.  Investigators called the phone number listed and arranged a meeting for sexual favors in exchange for compensation at a south Dover motel.  At approximately 1:40 p.m. that afternoon, a white 2017 Hyundai Sonata, bearing New York registration, pulled into the motel and the 16-year-old victim was seen exiting the vehicle.  After the teen exited the vehicle, it departed and troopers conducting a traffic stop on the car.  The driver, Jason Haith, and two passengers, Jessica Hutkin and Austin White, 19 of Smyrna, were taken into custody without incident.  A computer inquiry revealed the Hyundai Sonata was reported stolen out of Philadelphia on April 6, 2017.

Scammers elude Amazon crackdown on fake reviews with new tricks

Amazon spent the past couple of years cracking down on fake product reviews, but enterprising tricksters are exploiting a fresh loophole on its site.

Many of the same vendors who sold fake positive reviews on Amazon for $5 a pop are now selling so called “list optimization” or “list maintenance” services, in which they enlist hundreds of people to vote a product review as helpful so that it moves up to the top of a product’s page.

But the votes can also be used to sabotage a competitor, voting up negative reviews of rival products and tanking demand for goods that previously had been well-received, sources told The Post.

“This is an evolution of an existing problem,” said Nii Ahene, co-founder of CPC Strategy, a San Diego-based online consulting firm. “Sellers are negatively influencing their competitors, but at the end of the day it’s a policing problem that Amazon has to address.”

Amazon says its technology can detect this scam.

Fraternity accused of cutting down dozens of trees in national forest

CHICO, Calif. -- Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity brothers at California State University, Chico, who allegedly went on a tree-cutting binge in the Lassen National Forest, are now facing criminal charges.

CBS San Francisco reports the fraternity brothers are accused of hacking down more than 32 trees as part of an initiation ceremony in April for new pledges.

Each member now faces charges that include vandalism, illegal firearms and degrading U.S. territory. Their president, Evan Jossey, is also being charged with federal crimes.

But the brothers say they didn't do anything wrong. It's finals weeks at the university and the men are lying low. It's not just the pressure of final exams -- it's also the pressure of a federal investigation.


Subject: In Speech to Muslim World, Trump Calls Terrorism Fight ‘a Battle Between Good and Evil’

President Trump cast the global fight against terrorism as a "battle between good and evil" during an address to the Muslim world Sunday in Saudi Arabia.

"If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing, then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God. This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations," Trump said. "This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and … people who want to protect life and protect their religion. This is a battle between good and evil."

Trump's speech is one of the key portions of his first foreign trip since taking office. He will next visitIsrael.

Trump sharply criticized Islam on the campaign trail and repeatedly chastised the Obama administration for failing to refer to "radical Islamic terrorism." He did not use the phrase Sunday.

During the campaign, he also called for a total "shutdown" of Muslims entering the U.S. until American leaders could figure out "what the hell is going on."

His tone on Sunday was more measured, but Trump challenged the leaders of the Muslim world to drive the terrorists out of their lands and "out of this Earth."


Judge makes decision on ‘Clock boy’ lawsuit

Approximately two years ago, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed earned the nickname “clock boy” when he brought a homemade clock to school that looked so much like a bomb that his teacher called the police and had the kid arrested.

Claiming that his son’s civil rights had been violated, Ahmed’s father filed a lawsuit seeking restitution from the City of Irving, Texas and Irving Independent School District. On Thursday, a judge dismissed the entire case.

On September 14, 2015, Ahmed brought the suspicious-looking clock to school and gained national attention for his arrest, even inspiring President Obama to invite him to the White House to see his “cool clock.”

Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Mohamed, said that the police who arrested his son were overly forceful with the Muslim teen, who was subsequently booked, finger printed, interrogated and had his mugshot taken for having created a ‘hoax bomb’. The charges were later dropped, but Ahmed’s family demanded $15 million dollars in damages prior to filing the lawsuit.


CNN Reports Comey Has Changed His Mind, Now Believes Trump Tried To Influence Him

Clearly disappointed to have been left out of the headline heroics from Friday night (courtesy of The Washington Post and The New York Times), CNN has decided that anon-sourced perspectives on officials' feelings now warrants reportage.

The latest in the sad sage of mainstream media's downward spiral, as The Hill reports, is that former FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify that he believes President Trump was deliberately trying to meddle in the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference in the presidential election, according to a report late Friday.

Despite swearing under oath that he "had never" been influenced during an investigation, and further that if he had he would have reported it immediately...


Fight between students prompts police investigation

GLEN BURNIE, Md. —A fight between two high school students in Anne Arundel County has led to a police investigation.

The fight Thursday was captured on cellphone video and posted to social media. It involved girls who used to be friends. Both are on their school's softball team, and each heard that the other was talking bad about her. They agreed to settle the dispute outside after school out of concern a fight would break out inside during school.

The fight drew a crowd, no one tried to break it up and one girl's mother jumped into the fray.

Julianna Patterson suffered cuts and deep bruises on her face and back.

"I don't really like remember it. I can't feel how it felt, but I think I just got caught up in the moment. It just happened so fast, and after it was over, I was just, like, shocked that that happened," she said. "What caught me off guard was her mom kicking and hitting me."

Julianna's father, Chris Patterson, is furious.


Woman Arrested After Involvement In Viral Video Of Two Girls Fighting

Paul Craig Roberts Laments "The Assault On Trump"

We are witnessing an assault by the national security state and its liberal media on a President of the United States that isunprecedented.

Wild and unsupported accusations of treasonous or illegal Russian connections have been the mainstay of the news since Trump’s campaign for president. These accusations have reached the point that there is an impeachment movement driven by the national security state and its liberal media and endorsed by Democrats, the American leftwing which has turned against the working class as “Trump deplorables,” and luminaries such as Harvard Law Professor Larry Tribe. The Washington Post, which was not present at the meeting of President Trump with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, purports to know that Trump gave Lavrov US national security information.


Op-Ed Op-Ed California's Prop. 47 revolution: Voters were sold a bill of goods

As crime rates rise, Californians are realizing that they were sold a bill of goods on Proposition 47, the 2014 ballot measure that converted some felonies to misdemeanors. The campaign spin was all about reducing the punishment for drug possession. But proponents played down its dramatic softening of penalties for many non-drug offenses.

Under this law, more than 3,700 inmates have had their sentences reduced and been released from state prison. Drug addicts now often escape punishment for crimes they commonly commit to support their habits: shoplifting, writing bad checks and any thefts under $950 — even of guns. And most semiautomatic pistols and revolvers are purchased new for less than $950. This leniency just facilitates continued addiction.

Before Proposition 47, when prosecutors evaluated the appropriate degree of punishment to seek for someone accused of drug possession or theft, they studied the person's criminal history. That history doesn't matter much anymore. Even someone who has been convicted and served time for a serious crime — such as armed robbery, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon — can no longer be sent back to prison if convicted of a new theft or drug offense, because these have been reclassified as misdemeanors.

Let's say someone snatches a purse from your hand without knocking you over or using much force. That's called "grand theft person." Before Proposition 47, it was a "wobbler:" a crime that could be classified as either a felony or a misdemeanor. To decide which to charge, prosecutors would study the defendant's record. If, for example, he had a prior robbery, the prosecutor would probably go for a felony conviction. But now, unless your purse cost more than $950, the theft can be only a misdemeanor, meaning state prison is not possible as a punishment and deterrent.


Teachers’ Union Contract Guarantees Jail-Time Pay

NEA staffers to be given free legal expenses, wages as long as charges stemmed from union activities

Staff members at the nation's largest teachers' union are guaranteed pay for the time they spend in jail if it is related to union work.

Staffers at the National Education Association, the union that represents about 3 million American educators and school employees, are entitled to their standard wage rate during their incarceration, according to a copy of their contract first reported by The 74 Million.

"Some union staffers can receive incarceration pay ‘for reasons stemming from actions taken by him/her in the scope of his/her Association employment.' The NEA contract specifies that this will be at the regular hourly rate for all time spent in jail," the website reports.

The National Education Association Staff Organization represents 369 staff members employed by the union and takes in $600,000 in dues and fees each year—a drop in the bucket compared with the NEA's $387 million revenue in 2016.



Racist prof tells white men to quit or be demoted

'If you think this is a bad or un-serious idea, your sexism/racism/transphobia is showing'

(Daily Wire) University of Hawaii assistant math professor who holds a PhD degree in mathematics from Princeton University has a new racist equation she wants to promote: white + man + job = her order for white males to quit or be demoted.

Piper Harron wrote on a blog for the American Mathematical Society (AMS), titling her piece, “Get Out The Way.”

Harron began with her demand:

Not to alarm you, but I probably want you to quit your job, or at least take a demotion. Statistically speaking, you are probably taking up room that should go to someone else. If you are a white cis man (meaning you identify as male and you were assigned male at birth) you almost certainly should resign from your position of power.

(Daily Wire) University of Hawaii assistant math professor who holds a PhD degree in mathematics from Princeton University has a new racist equation she wants to promote: white + man + job = her order for white males to quit or be demoted.

Piper Harron wrote on a blog for the American Mathematical Society (AMS), titling her piece, “Get Out The Way.”

Harron began with her demand:

Not to alarm you, but I probably want you to quit your job, or at least take a demotion. Statistically speaking, you are probably taking up room that should go to someone else. If you are a white cis man (meaning you identify as male and you were assigned male at birth) you almost certainly should resign from your position of power.


Border Patrol Agents Seize $8M in Liquid Meth near Texas Border

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias, Texas, checkpoint discovered a 250-pound shipment of liquid methamphetamine 80 miles from the Mexican border. The bust follows a similar seizure earlier this week where Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers found 200 pounds of liquid meth hidden in a fuel tank.

Border Patrol agents working in Brooks County, Texas, observed a Ford F-250 approaching the inland inspection checkpoint. Following an alert by a K-9 agent, the agents directed the driver, a U.S. citizen, to proceed to a secondary inspection station. A search of the vehicle uncovered more than 250 pounds of liquid methamphetamine, according to a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas from Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Marlene Castro.

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Why There Won't Be Any Evidence Of 'Collusion' In Just Two Paragraphs

The narrative that President Donald Trump has questionable ties to Russia persists, even though evidence of collusion has yet to come to light and probably won’t.

Conservative blogger Jim Geraghty, a contributor for National Review andnoted #nevertrumper, explained the complete lack of evidence in just two very straightforward paragraphs.

Are any Democratic lawmakers starting to fear that they’re not going to find that evidence? The intelligence community is presumably always watching the Russian government as closely as they can. The FBI counterintelligence guys presumably track Russian agents on our soil as much as possible. You figure the NSA can track just about any electronic communication between Russians and figures in the Trump campaign. If there was something sinister and illegal going on between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, the U.S. government as a whole had every incentive in the world to expose that as quickly as possible.

They didn’t expose it before Election Day, they didn’t expose it before the Electoral College voted, they didn’t expose it before Inauguration Day … How many months have the best investigators in the United States been digging into this?


Limbaugh: ‘We Are Watching a Silent Coup Here to Oust a Duly Elected President’

Friday on his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh questioned the motives of the numerous investigations into President Donald Trump and his alleged ties to the Russian government.

Limbaugh said despite the lack of evidence of such ties, there are these investigations underway and that it goes beyond incompetence, which he called a “silent coup.”

Limbaugh went on to criticize former FBI Director James Comey, who he suggested exhibited odd behavior regarding his interactions with Trump.

"I don’t know that there’s a lot of incompetence here. I know what you mean by that, but I think (sigh) this is all being fairly well executed by the people who have a strategy behind it. I mean, you have to have a lot of pieces in place to be able to carry out a story for which there’s no evidence for over a year..

"I think it has a purposeful, studied effort and outcome, which is a coup. We are watching a silent coup here to oust a duly elected president, and this coup is being mounted by career government people who can traffic anonymously and who are protected by people in the media and within the Democrat Party.. "

Partial transcript as follows (courtesy

Md. health department confirms case of measles

WASHINGTON — People in some areas of Prince George’s County and D.C. may have been exposed to measles.
A case of measles was confirmed May 19, and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene want people to know as a precaution.
Below are the dates and locations of potential exposure:
  • May 8 — Department of Social Services Building, 6505 Belcrest Road, #100A, Hyattsville, Md.
  • May 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Social Security Building, 6110 Allentown Road, Suitland, Md.
  • May 9-10, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.  — Prince George’s Hospital Center Emergency Department, Cheverly, Md.
  • May 11, from 3 to 7 p.m. — Prince George’s Hospital Center Emergency Department, Cheverly, Md.
  • May 12-13, from 4:15 to 10:47 p.m. — Prince George’s Hospital Center Emergency Department, Cheverly, Md.
  • May 13, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. — Children’s National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • May 15, 2:30 to 5 p.m. —  Children’s National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Dershowitz: Trump Had Right to Call Comey Off Flynn's Trail

President Donald Trump had a constitutional right to tell FBI Director James Comey not to prosecute former national security adviser Michael Flynn, constitutional expert Alan Dershowitz said Saturday.

In remarks on "CNN Newsroom With Ana Cabrera," the Harvard law professor said there are two remedies for those who are outraged over Trump's firing of Comey after the president reportedly pressed Comey to drop his investigation of Flynn – "amend the Constitution, [or] don't vote for him."

"But don't try to expand the existing criminal law in violation of civil liberties to do what Stalin did, where [secret police chief Lavrentiy] Beria said, 'Show me the man, I'll give you the crime,'" Dershowitz said. "That's not America."

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Berlin Man Sentenced to 36 Years in Federal Prison for Production of Child Pornography

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced David Edward Weatherholtz, age 57, of Berlin, Maryland today to 36 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for production of child pornography. Judge Hollander also ordered that Weatherholtz pay a total of $105,471.12 in restitution to the victims and ordered that Weatherholtz forfeit certain property, including his interest in the commercial real estate property located at 12600 Marjan Lane, Ocean City, MD 21842.

The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Special Agent in Charge Andre R. Watson of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Worcester County Sheriff Reggie T. Mason, Sr.; Worcester County State’s Attorney Beau Oglesby; and Colonel William M. Pallozzi, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police.

According to his plea agreement, from at least August 1990 through his arrest in 2015, Weatherholtz had sexual contact and/or sexual intercourse with at least four minors.

On December 3, 2014, an undercover detective with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office responded to a sexually explicit ad placed on an internet website. Records obtained from the website identified Weatherholtz as the person who posted the advertisement and further indicated that the ad was one of many posted by Weatherholtz from 2009 to December 2014 for the purpose of meeting young males interested in sex.

Hillary's perfectly crafted untruths

ROSEVILLE, Mich. — After 17 years at the same company, Dawn Wilson has just lost her job.

The petite blond stands in the parking lot of Roseville Towne Center, a strip mall with a Walmart, a Dollar Tree, a jewelry pawn shop and what was Hillary Clinton's campaign office, where a bright yellow sidewalk tent now hawks "Free Cell Phones."

A few people wait to sign up for the phones.

"I've worked there for 17 years. I was on vacation when I got a text from my boss on Good Friday to call him. He told me don't come back to work on Monday, you no longer have a job," Wilson explained.

Of her ability to get another job as a purchaser and customer-service professional, she sounds pragmatic: "I'm confident I'll find something. I am an incredibly hard worker, I have had two job interviews this week, it will happen."

Of her town's fortunes, she sounds blunt: "It was once middle class, now I would call it lower middle class."


Schlichter Warns "This Is A Coup Against Our Right To Govern Ourselves"

The blizzard of lies and distraction blowing through Washington is not just any routine stuffstorm, but a calculated attempt to bring down a president – our president, not the establishment’s president. And more than that, it’s an attempt to ensure that we never again have the ability to disrupt the bipartisan D.C. cabal’s permanent supremacy by inserting a chief executive who refuses to kiss their collective Reid.

This is a coup against us. It’s a coordinated campaign by liberals and their allies in the bureaucracy and media to once and for allensure their perpetual rule over us. We need to fight it, here and now, so we don’t have to fight it down at the bottom of this slippery slope.

It’s brazen. It’s bold. It’s insulting to our intelligence. They aren’t even trying to hide their lies anymore. Truth is irrelevant; this is a choreographed dance routine and everyone has his moves. Call it Breakin’ 2: Electric Leakaroo, except instead of trying to save the community center they’re trying to save their power and prestige.

To buy the media narrative on this latest Russian nonsense, you must believe:

1. That whatever was revealed was super-secret, though we don’t know exactly what it was. When in doubt, assume it’s on par with the nuclear codes!

2. That there was no good reason to share this info with Russia, like coordinating our fight against our joint enemy or to prevent another Russian airliner massacre. Because why would we want another power fighting ISIS or civilians not to be blown out of the sky?

3. That LTG McMaster, who literally wrote the book on soldiers standing up to misbehaving civilian leaders and displayed immense personal courage in battle, turned chicken and sat there silently as Trump monologued about this unknown mystery info of doomsday-level import.


John McCain ‘speechless’ over Trump’s behavior

Sen. John McCain said Sunday he is “speechless” over President Trump’s recent decision to allow top Russian officials into the Oval Office and is struggling to explain many of the commander in chief’s actions.

Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” the Arizona Republican and frequent critic of the administration said he’s perplexed by Mr. Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James Comey and by the approach the White House has taken to questions about its involvement with Russia.

“Honestly, I cannot explain a lot of the president’s actions,” Mr. McCain said. “Mr. Comey was highly respected and highly regarded, so I can’t explain it. I don’t think it was a smart thing to do.”


[A 'speechless' John McCain would be a wonderful thing if it was actually true. --Editor]

John Is My Heart

This is a well-written article about a father who put several of his kids through expensive colleges but one son wanted to be a Marine. His observation is a very interesting commentary that says a lot about our failing and fallen society.

John Is My Heart

By Frank Schaeffer of the Washington Post

"Before my son became a Marine, I never thought much about who was defending me. Now when I read of the war on terrorism or the coming conflict in Iraq, it cuts to my heart. When I see a picture of a member of our military who has been killed, I read his or her name very carefully. Sometimes I cry.

In 1999, when the barrel-chested Marine recruiter showed up in dress blues and bedazzled my son John, I did not stand in the way. John was headstrong, and he seemed to understand these stern, clean men with straight backs and flawless uniforms. I did not. I live in the Volvo-driving, higher education-worshiping North Shore of Boston I write novels for a living. I have never served in the military.

It had been hard enough sending my two older children off to Georgetown and New York University. John's enlisting was unexpected, so deeply unsettling. I did not relish the prospect of answering the question, "So where is John going to college?" from the parents who were itching to tell me all about how their son or daughter was going to Harvard. At the private high school John attended, no other students were going into the military.

"But aren't the Marines terribly Southern?" (Says a lot about open-mindedness in the Northeast) asked one perplexed mother while standing next to me at the brunch following graduation. "What a waste, he was such a good student," said another parent. One parent (a professor at a nearby and rather famous university) spoke up at a school meeting and suggested that the school should
"carefully evaluate what went wrong."

When John graduated from three months of boot camp on Parris Island, 3000 parents and friends were on the parade deck stands. We parents and our Marines not only were of many races but also were representative of many economic classes. Many were poor. Some arrived crammed in the backs of pickups, others by bus. John told me that a lot of parents could not afford the trip.

We in the audience were white and Native American. We were Hispanic, Arab, and African American, and Asian. We were former Marines wearing the scars of battle, or at least baseball caps emblazoned with battles' names. We were Southern whites from Nashville and skinheads from New Jersey, black kids from Cleveland wearing ghetto rags and white ex-cons with ham-hock forearms defaced by jailhouse tattoos. We would not have been mistaken for the educated and well-heeled parents gathered on the lawns of John's private school a half-year before.

FBI assisting investigation into possible hate crime link in U.Md. fatal stabbing

WASHINGTON — In a joint news conference Sunday night, the FBI and University of Maryland police are investigating whether or not the stabbing death of a student on the university’s campus is a possible hate crime.

They believe race could be the key motivator in the death of 23-year-old Richard Collins III, who is a black student from Bowie State University.

Sean Christopher Urbanski, 22, of Severna Park, Maryland, has been charged with first- and second-degree murder in the case. Urbanski, who is white, is a member of a white supremacist Facebook group, according to University of Maryland police Chief David Mitchell.

Campus police responded to a report of an assault with a knife on Regents Drive near Montgomery Hall at a bus stop around 3:05 a.m. Saturday.


Obama Holdouts In Trump Administration Hiding Hillary Emails For YEARS

"We should be waiting just a few months for them to get their act together"

Judicial Watch’s President Tom Fitton is astounded: The Trump officials he finds working on Freedom of Information cases he files are still, typically, Obama holdovers.

Those holdovers, he told The Daily Caller News Foundation, are telling Judicial Watch it will be years before it can get former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails. “Frankly,” Fitton told TheDCNF, “we should be waiting just a few months for them to get their act together.”

Trump should take the point of view that the government belongs to Americans– and its agencies need to tell the people what they are up to, Fitton said. “If there is no good reason for withholding information, give it to them and give it to them quickly.”

Trump should embrace “extreme transparency,” for his administration — as well as for former President Barack Obama’s administration. Americans would benefit by knowing more about what Obama did and what he obstructed from the public while in government. Fitton is especially interested in Obama’s alleged spying on candidate Trump and other political opponents.


Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s Campaign Disbursed Nearly $10K For Super Bowl Tickets

The campaign of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee disbursed nearly $10,000 of its funds for Super Bowl LI tickets, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

This year's Super Bowl between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots, which took place on Feb. 5, was held at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Jackson Lee represents Texas's 18th Congressional District, which includes most of the central Houston area.

The congresswoman's campaign committee is shown to have made two separate transactions pertaining to Super Bowl tickets days before and after the event.

On Feb. 3, just two days before the Super Bowl, Jackson Lee's campaign committee paid $4,900 to 21st Century Fox, Government Relations for ‘Super Bowl LI Tickets,' according to the filings.

On Feb. 8, three days after the Super Bowl, Gerald Womack, the congresswoman's campaign manager, was reimbursed $4,900 for Super Bowl tickets, filings show.

Jackson Lee's campaign also spent thousands at a Houston restaurant on the day of the Super Bowl.

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Commodities Bust Hits Farm Lenders, Delinquencies Surge 225%

Just as the deflating Farmland bubble leaves its marks.

When it comes to agricultural debt, the numbers aren’t huge enough to take down the global financial system. But this shows how much pain the commodities rout is producing in the farm belt just when the farmland asset bubble that took three decades to create is deflating, and what specialized lenders and the agricultural enterprises they serve – some of them quite large – are currently struggling with in terms of delinquencies.

This is what delinquencies on loans for agricultural production – not including loans for farmland, which we’ll get to in a moment – look like:


Time to show ‘Auntie Maxine’ the door

Exclusive: Jesse Lee Peterson calls for investigation, removal of 'classless, evil, corrupt politician'
What happens when liberal snowflakes can’t accept losing an election?

They appoint a senseless, corrupt Democrat like Rep. Maxine Waters to attack the winner.

“Auntie Maxine” became the darling of the far left when she began making unfounded accusations that Russia conspired with the Trump campaign to tamper with the election.

Waters refused to attend President Trump’s inauguration. She has said, “I don’t honor this president. I don’t respect this president.” She said she’ll “fight every day until he is impeached.”

Further, she has called the president a “con man.” She told the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, “We’re going to get his ass!”

She has become the leading voice of the left’s “resistance” against Trump’s efforts to reform the government and drain the swamp. Waters received a standing ovation from Hollywood snowflakes when she appeared at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.


BREAKING: Kim Dotcom Just Admitted He Worked With Seth Rich to Get Info to WikiLeaks

Kim Dotcom, born Kim Schmitz, is a wanted man by the FBI, the Justice Department, and especially Hollywood. For the last decade or so, Dotcom has spent millions fighting extradition to the United States for copyright infringement laws involving Mega Upload, the file-sharing site he founded.

Accused of creating a medium where independent users of his site could upload, share and distribute files such as Hollywood movies, Dotcom cannot leave the country where he currently lives, New Zealand. That is, unless he wants to spend the rest of his life behind bars.

So why would a wanted man, larger than life as the notorious B.I.G, want to wade into the world of geopolitics? Maybe the answer can be found in the person of Seth Rich.

Rich, who was working for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), was killed assassination style just feet from his Washington, DC home. Despite authorities calling it a robbery, none of his valuables were taken, leaving many to question whether his death, which is still unsolved, was politically motivated.


Watters' Words: Hype, hypocrisy and politics of the swamp

US Federal Prison Prepares For “23 High Security Political Defendants”

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the Federal Bureau of Prisons to prepare for an intake of 23 “high security political defendants” in the coming months.

According to a Foreign Intelligence Service report, the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia are preparing to receive a number of high-ranking government and former government employees – one of whom is believed to be Hillary Clinton.

According to the report, following James Comey’s firing from the Bureau, a number of FBI agents and DOJ prosecutors obtained testimony from Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that confirms Hillary Clinton’s criminality. reports: Prime Minister Hasina testified to the FBI and the US Justice Department, this report explains, that in 2011 then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called her office demanding that Muhammad Yunus be restored to his role as chairman of the Bangladesh’s most famous microcredit bank, Grameen Bank—but who had been paid between $100,000 and $250,000to the Clinton Global Initiative, with Yunus himself personally giving between $25,000 and $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation website too.


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