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Monday, May 29, 2017

University of Phoenix Honoring Our Heroes


Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Birds of a Feather

Seems Johnny Podesta is not the only DNCer Jacob Schwartz from Mayor deBlasio's office who was just arrested for pedophilia looks like!

Interesting how all these dopes look alike, isn't it?


Band of Brothers


Oh my......


President Trump on Memorial Day with a Young Future Soldier

Attending an event to commemorate the fallen, President Trump meets up with one of the fallens' heroes' sons. This is the President we deserve.


Hillary's Genius...

No additional words needed. You get the gist.


Respect is More Than Just a Word

Trump Finally Starts Blocking Verified Leftist Trolls in his Twitter Mentions


For months, I have wondered why President Trump continues to allow "verified" leftist trolls to swarm every single tweet he makes. It's a form of propaganda and he's under no responsibility to allow it. I've long said he should block the most egregious examples. Now, he finally seems to be doing just that.

Take a look at this salt. Some of these people might need to go on suicide watch. What will their life become now that they can no longer respond to every single tweet The Donald makes?

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Medicaid Blows $109 Billion on Promotional “Demonstrations”

In a classic example of government waste, the taxpayer-funded program (Medicaid) that provides health insurance for the poor spends over $100 billion on “demonstrations” to promote the benefit that already covers millions of people nationwide. That’s an astounding 33% of Medicaid’s total federal budget for experiments and projects that supposedly help states test and evaluate new approaches to deliver the welfare benefit, which is already spread thin.

Medicaid is administered by states and is jointly funded by the federal government and states. Millions of low-income adults, children, pregnant women and people with disabilities are covered under the program, which cost American taxpayers an eye-popping $545.1 billion in 2015, according to government figures. A little-known section of the Social Security Act gives the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) authority to approve experimental, pilot or demonstration projects that promote the objectives of Medicaid and its counterpart, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as if they really need to be further publicized. The purpose of the demonstrations, according to the Social Security Act, is to expand eligibility to individuals who are not otherwise Medicaid or CHIP eligible, provide services not typically covered by Medicaid and use innovative service delivery systems that improve care, increase efficiency and reduce costs.

Ultimately, the goal is to increase and strengthen states’ overall coverage of low-income individuals, enhance access to provider networks that serve low-income populations and boost the efficiency and quality of medical care through “initiatives” that “transform service delivery networks.” This could mean anything. The only restriction is that the demonstrations must be “budget neutral,” which means that the money comes out of the federal portion Medicaid’s budget. In fiscal year 2015 Uncle Sam blew $109 billion to promote Medicaid, according to a scathing federal audit, that blasts the program for wasting 33% of its budget on such nonsense. Medicaid’s demonstration spending ballooned from $29 billion in 2005 to the $109 billion in 2015, the audit reveals. In ten states demonstration expenditures comprised 75% or more of total Medicaid expenditures, the probe reveals. Six other states spent between 50% and 75% of their Medicaid budget on demonstrations.

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Three Day Weekend...


Our Flag...

... doesn't fly because the wind moves it. It's because of the last breath of every soldier who died to protect what it stands for.


A Word from Our President

Why Democrats want you to forget the Confederacy


Have you noticed the movement to remove statues, memorials, flags and markers that commemorate the historical reality of the Confederacy in America?

Earlier this month, we saw another vivid example of this when New Orleans removed the last of three statues of Confederate heroes – Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and P.T. Beauregard.

It’s happening in dozens of states – not just Southern. Some of these monuments have been around for nearly 150 years.

What’s this new war on the Confederacy all about?

I have a theory. I don’t think it explains the phenomenon in its entirety. But I definitely think it’s part of the explanation for the scorched-earth policy against American history, the attempt to erase any historical vestige of the most costly war in our history.

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Traffic Backed Up to 50 and 301 Split.....Westbound.





Gratitude...


President Trump Surprises Families During Memorial Day Event

Baltimore’s Summer Curfew Back In Effect Memorial Day Weekend

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The City’s summer curfew is back in effect Saturday.

Until the end of August, children age 9 and younger cannot be out past 9 p.m.

The curfew for 14 to 16 years old’s is 11 p.m.

In case of daytime curfew violation, youth will be transported to their school or home. A parent or guardian will be informed of the violation.

In case of nighttime curfew violation, youth will be transported to a Youth Connection Center (YCC), where they will be provided a safe, engaging and healthy environment, including recreational activities, to wait for a parent or guardian.

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A Letter To The Editor: This Memorial Day

Joe,

Thank you for posting so many stories about Memorial Day and our Veterans. Your killing me because I know the real meaning of today. The young mother by the grave with their child made me cry. Most people would not be able to fathom what Combat is like. Hopefully, with your stories, the public will become more aware of the sacrifices that have been made.

Proud Combat Veteran and
I would gladly do it again!

A LETTER TO THE EDITOR: MEMORIAL DAY AND A THANK YOU

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR THIS CITY AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES. THE PICTURES AND MEMORIES OF MEMORIAL DAY AND WHAT IT SHOULD ALWAYS MEAN ARE TOUCHING. 

THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS THINKING OF OTHERS, AND DOING FOR OTHERS AS YOU HAVE MYSELF. YOU ARE A JEWELL TO THIS AREA AND WOULD MAKE THE BEST MAYOR WE COULD EVER HAVE. OWNING PROPERTY IN SALISBURY MAKES YOU ELIGIBLE AND THE PEOPLE WHO READ YOUR BLOG WILL VOTE FOR YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY EVERY DAY.

Tears have no words


Governor Larry Hogan Served As The Starter At The Coca Cola 600 Yesterday

Today it was a sincere honor to serve as the starter in the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Today's race serves as a sobering reminder - with the names of fallen heroes on each car - of the men and women who fight for our freedom every single day. This Memorial Day Weekend, we pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

More photos available HERE

President Trump Sings!

No doubt NBC News will pervert his patriotism with some Fake News Media BS. Fact is, they probably don't even know the words to the Star-Spangle Banner because they're as anti-America as they come. Keep singing, President Trump. We're right there with you!


Some gave everything...


So you could have your cookouts and three-day weekend!

Beach it


A Message From Governor Larry Hogan


Today, we honor our men and women in uniform and celebrate the lives of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. As you kick off the summer with trips to the beach, backyard barbeques, and time spent with family and friends, I ask that you take a moment to pause and reflect on the true meaning of this holiday weekend. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day.

Two great white sharks lurk tracked near east coast beaches this weekend

Beach-goers could possibly get a glimpse of two famous great white sharks said to be cruising through the waters off the Jersey Shore and along the coast of Delaware this Memorial Day weekend.

The two sharks are named Mary Lee and Cisco, and they’ve been tracked for years by non-profit shark-tracking group OCEARCH.

Weighing in at a hefty 3,456 pounds and roughly the size of a mini-van, Mary Lee is a mature 16-foot-long great white shark. A frequent visitor to the Jersey Shore, she was seen near Cape May, New Jersey and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on Saturday and continued to swim in the area on Sunday. She appeared on OCEARCH’s radar at 7 a.m. Sunday morning approximately 15 miles east-southeast of Cape May and was reported to be heading north.

Researchers have been keeping an eye on the massive shark’s movements after tagging her in the waters off Cape Cod on September 17, 2012.

The much smaller Cisco weighs roughly 362 pounds and is 8-feet, 7-inches long. The young male shark appeared on radar at 4 a.m. on Friday near Delaware Bay. As of Saturday, he was located in an area between Rehoboth Beach and Cape May.

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Gary Felt These Vets Deserved Better Than A Recording

America

To bring back some memories for some and make new ones for others.


Nothing like seeing America on the open highway with tunes blasting the soundtrack for the trip! Would highly recommend it to all who want to see and feel freedom.

Happy Memorial Day.

Your friend,
Thornton


9/11 and the Marines

After Flight 77 Hit The Pentagon On 9/11, The Following Happened.

A Daycare Facility Inside The Pentagon Had Many Children, Including Infants Who Were In Heavy Cribs. The Daycare Supervisor, Looking At All The Children They Needed To Evacuate, Was In A Panic Over What They Could Do.

There Were Many Children, Mostly Toddlers, As Well As The Infants That Would Need To Be Taken Out With The Cribs. There Was No Time To Try To Bundle Them Into Carriers And Strollers.

Just Then A Young Marine Came Running Into The Center And Asked What They Needed. After Hearing What The Center Director Was Trying To Do, He Ran Back Out Into The Hallway And Disappeared. The Director Thought, "Well, Here We Are, On Our Own."

About 2 Minutes Later, That Marine Returned With 40 Other Marines In Tow. Each Of Them Grabbed A Crib With A Child, And The Rest Started Gathering Up Toddlers

The Director And Her Staff Then Helped Them Take All The Children Out Of The Center And Down Toward The Park Near The Potomac ..

Once They Got About 3/4 Of A Mile Outside The Building, The Marines Stopped In The Park, And Then Did A Fabulous Thing - They Formed A Circle With The Cribs, Which Were Quite Sturdy And Heavy, Like The Covered Wagons In The Old West.

Inside This Circle Of Cribs, They Put The Toddlers, To Keep Them From Wandering Off. Outside This Circle Were The 40 Marines, Forming A Perimeter Around The Children And Waiting For Instructions. There They Remained Until The Parents Could Be Notified And Come Get Their Children.

The Chaplain Then Said, "I Don't Think Any Of Us Saw Nor Heard Of This On Any Of The News Stories Of The Day. It Was An Incredible Story Of Our Men There.” There Wasn't A Dry Eye In The Room.

The Thought Of Those Marines And What They Did And How Fast They Reacted; Could We Expect Any Less From Them? It Was One Of The Most Touching Stories From The Pentagon.

It's The Military, Not The Politicians That Ensures Our Right To Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness. It's The Military Who Salutes The Flag, Who Serves Beneath The Flag, And Whose Coffin Is Draped By The Flag.

Remembering Our Fallen Heros This Memorial Day

Memorial Day Through the Years: Remembering the Fallen

Once Lost, Now Found, Never Forgotten.”

So reads the card tucked into flowers that appear each year on grave #540 in the Fredericksburg National Cemetery. Sergeant Jerome Peirce of the 36th Massachusetts Infantry was killed at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House on May 12, 1864, leaving behind a wife, Albinia, and a daughter, Lucy. He was buried in a temporary grave before his remains were moved to the national cemetery. In 1919, Albinia sent $100 to cemetery Superintendent Andrew Birdsall, also a Civil War veteran, asking him to use the interest earned on the fund to decorate Peirce’s grave each year. Birdsall, and later his descendants, have quietly and faithfully fulfilled the request at Memorial Day every year since.

As the card on Peirce’s grave suggests, he was fortunate among his fallen comrades to have a marked gravesite. In a battle’s aftermath, the dead were often buried in hasty, shallow graves, if buried at all. Only soldiers whose bodies had some form of identification or whose fellow soldiers recognized or recovered their bodies rested in marked graves on the battlefield. After the war, the federal government scrambled to bury the Union dead, first in small cemeteries and later in organized, concentrated “national cemeteries.” White Southern women formed associations to organize and re-inter Confederate soldiers. The task of identifying the dead became more difficult with the passage of time and in some cases, exposure to the elements. Countless grim markers in National and Confederate cemeteries alike told the same story: Unknown.

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Freedom doesn't come Cheap!

Many pay the sacrifice whether or not they're on the battlefields. This day is also about their sacrifice for us because without it, we would no longer be a free nation. Don't take it for granted!


The surprising history of Arlington National Cemetery

The iconic landscape of Arlington National Cemetery is familiar to most Americans — rolling green hills spotted white with the headstones of America's fallen heroes.

But fewer people probably realize it's one of only two cemeteries classified as Army National Military Cemeteries. Arlington, along with the Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., is in that category, and both fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Army.

Most people who've visited Arlington in person know the land once belonged to the family of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee — his home is difficult to miss perched atop the hill. But the land actually passed into the possession of Lee's family from George Washington's step-grandson. George Washington Parke Custis "spent his life commemorating Washington and built Arlington House on the 1,100-acre plantation as a memorial to the first president," according to Arlington's website. "In 1857, Custis willed the property to his daughter Mary Anna Randolph Custis, who in 1831 had married U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Robert E. Lee."

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Maryland Couple Arrest After Struggle with Security Officer


Dewey Beach - State Police have arrested a Maryland couple after they began fighting with a security officer assigned to patrol Indian Beach.

The incident occurred around 2:56 a.m. this morning, Monday May 29, 2017, when a 9-1-1 caller advised there was an officer laying on ground with two subjects fighting him near Palmer Avenue south of Dewey Beach. Dewey Beach Police Department was able to quickly apprehend the subjects and place them into custody without further incident and turn them over to troopers.

The investigation reveal, John P. Clancy, 21 of Towson, Maryland, and Julia C. Price, 21 of Baltimore, Maryland, were walking in the are of Indian Beach when they asked the 52-year-old commissioned officer, who is employed by Resort Investigations and Patrol for Indian Beach, if they could get a ride to Ocean City, Maryland. The officer informed them a cab would be called, and while in the process, the two subjects began walking toward a residence in the private development. The officer told the couple they would be arrested if they continued to trespass on the private property and to wait by his patrol vehicle until the taxi arrived. At that point, Clancy attempted to push the officer backwards, causing the officer to grab his arm, and when doing so, Clancy kicked the officer's feet out from under him. Both Clancy and the officer fell to the ground and continued to struggle with one another when Price jumped on top of the officer and made several unsuccessful attempts to his firearm from his holster. The officer was uninjured in the incident.

John Clancy and Julia Price were both transported back to Troop 7 in Lewes where they were both charged with Attempt Remove a Firearm from a Law Enforcement Officer, Conspiracy 2nd, and Offensive Touching. The were both arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $57,500.00 secured (Clancy) and $17,200.00 secured (Price).

Basic Economic Common Sense.

It's the reason Democrats don't seem to get it!


Vice President Mike Pence hosts kickoff event 'Project Hero Memorial Day Bike Ride' in DC.

Man Creates An Incredible American Flag Mosaic


The American flag is among the most crucial and gorgeous of signs.

Simply the sight of the Stars and Stripes can bring individuals to their feet, motivate sports arenas to sing, and trigger military members to salute. The American flag implies a lot to a lot of individuals. When I saw exactly what one man had the ability to do, I was genuinely touched.

John T. Unger is an artist living in Hudson, New York. He is popular for his sculptural art utilizing commercial scrap steel, and for his bottle cap art. However, for this job, he made his biggest bottle cap piece ever. John developed an enormous American flag made totally from Budweiser caps that were crimped and nailed to plywood. The outcome of his efforts? Spectacular.

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She's ready to serve!


Watch this amazing video about the "Common Soldier."

Ronald Reagan Memorial Day Remarks at Arlington National Cemetery

History of Memorial Day

Maryland Man Constructs Bell Honoring Those Lost On 9/11

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — We all know people who come up with big plans, but rarely follow through.

On this Memorial Day weekend, Mike Schuh had the pleasure to spend some time with a man whose big plans became a rolling reality.

September 11, 2001 changed many lives, including that of Essex man Chuck Ritz.

“Every year, I would go to either Shanksville or New York for the anniversaries,” Ritz said.

Ritz didn’t know anyone who died that day, nor does he know anyone who was killed in action in the subsequent military engagements spawned by that day.

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Flags In Arlington National Cemetery

Remembering all of our fallen Veterans this Memorial Day


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