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Friday, June 16, 2017


Wicomico Public Libraries is excited to announce its Summer Reading Program for 2017. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.” The Summer Reading Program kicks off on Wednesday, June 28th, 10:30 AM at the Downtown Library with an interactive musical performance by Uncle Pete.

Adults, children and teens can participate in the Summer Reading program. Summer Reading participants this year will be able to sign-up for the program, track their progress and achievements all online through Beanstack by visiting Through Beanstack participants will receive weekly book recommendations tailored to age, reading level, and reading interests via email. As activities and challenges are completed participants can stop by their local Wicomico Public Libraries branch, pick up their prizes and attend the many free performances and programs that will be held from June 28th through August 9th. This year’s grand prize is a 529 College Savings Plan valued at $250. Pre-readers will have a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition and elementary age kids and teens are eligible to win a Kindle Fire HD. Adults also have the opportunity to win one of three Kindle Fires and various other gift cards.

Summer Reading offers fun, educational programs and reading activities to help kids avoid the “summer slide” - which results in losing ground on what they learned over the school year. Studies show that by the 5th grade, children can lose 2 to 3 years of educational progress, due simply to a lack of exposure to reading and educational opportunities over the summer months. It is the Library’s goal to encourage students to continue reading throughout the summer and foster a love for reading that positively affects their academic success.

Wicomico Public Libraries are located in Downtown Salisbury, the Centre at Salisbury, in Pittsville, and the Library Bookmobile. Wicomico Public Libraries offer numerous resources such as free Internet access, a variety of classes and events, and an online eBooks library, and it engages the community through education, economic development and through various community events. You Belong @ Wicomico Public Libraries!

For more information on Wicomico Public Libraries, Summer Reading activities or if you wish to become a Friend of the Library, please visit our Web site - or check out our newsletter – Belong – in the Library or online.

Comey's Game

It is very strange, but it seems almost everything in recent American political history translates out to the FBI not functioning as it should. While certainly this is because of a type of political correctness, it is proximately caused by the conscious or unconscious bias of its former director, James Comey, and his being in denial of that bias.

The criminal investigation of Mrs. Clinton for violation of the espionage statute was sabotaged by Obama’s Justice Department. No subpoenas were issued. (The FBI cannot issue grand jury subpoenas; only the Justice Department can.) This is completely not normal; in such a case the FBI cannot work as it should.

The non-issuance of subpoenas by the Justice Department cannot have merely happened, as if by some freak of nature. It is an execrable act that fairly can be said to constitute sabotage, and indeed if anything in recent months has constituted obstruction of justice, this is it. Largely, but not solely, because of this, the FBI’s investigation was a sham, unprecedentedly fake, truncated, and weird.


Granddaughter sings to her great grandmother. You're gonna want to hear this!

WATCH LIVE: A large group of demonstrators are marching through the streets of St. Paul

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ATTENTION: Scam Alert!

If you receive a telephone call from the Worcester County Sheriff's Office advising that you are WANTED and for you to call: 844-298-6928 or a similar number, please disregard this call. This is a new scam that is going around our area. If you are truly WANTED by the Sheriff's Office, we will notify you in person. Or, you could just come by the Sheriff's Office and check for yourself.

Ominous signs for states as revenue targets missed

Two out of every three states in America took in less tax revenue than expected this year, the worst performance since the depths of the recession, and twenty states expect to address budget shortfalls in the coming year.

The new data, contained in three reports released by state budget analysts this week, raise concerns that states could face a new round of belt-tightening — and that another economic slowdown could be just around the corner.

The reports cite a variety of factors behind the revenue slowdowns, from falling commodity prices to the rising costs of government services. Some of the slowdown also likely comes from wealthy taxpayers and corporations, which have delayed some tax payments until next year in hopes that tax reform proposals will pass Congress.

Thirty-three states will miss revenue projections in Fiscal Year 2017,according to the National Association of State Budget Officers. That’s the highest number of states to miss revenue targets since 2010, during the middle of the recession, when 36 states missed projections.

In total, states anticipate revenues falling short by $12 billion. Most of the shortfall comes from sales tax collections, which are projected to be down $6.6 billion. That troubles some economists because sales taxes are traditionally the most stable revenue sources for states.


You've been reheating pizza wrong your whole life

Since a standard pizza pie has eight slices, leftovers are pretty much inevitable — and there's nothing worse than completely ruining the cheesy slices while attempting to reheat them.

It's pretty easy to end up with a soggy bottom, chewy crust and dried out cheese and tomato sauce. This is probably because you've likely been doing it wrong this whole time.

Have you tried an oven? A microwave? A grill? Wrong, wrong and wrong!


Four Reasons Why College Degrees Are Becoming Useless

Students are running out of reasons to pursue higher education. Here are four trends documented in recent articles:

Graduates have little to no improvement in critical thinking skills

The Wall Street Journal reported on the troubling results of the College Learning Assessment Plus test (CLA+), administered in over 200 colleges across the US.

According to the WSJ, “At more than half of schools, at least a third of seniors were unable to make a cohesive argument, assess the quality of evidence in a document or interpret data in a table”. The outcomes were the worst in large, flagship schools: “At some of the most prestigious flagship universities, test results indicate the average graduate shows little or no improvement in critical thinking over four years.”

There is extensive literature on two mechanisms by which college graduates earn higher wages: actually learning new skills or by merely holding a degree for the world to see (signaling). The CLA+ results indicate that many students aren’t really learning valuable skills in college.


Three Communities Receive Funding to Mitigate Flooding

Department Program Assists Planning for Coastal Hazards

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will provide $125,000 total to three communities to reduce the impact of tidal flooding. These competitive Community Resiliency Grants will help local governments prepare for weather-related hazards, including flooding, sea level rise and storm events.

CoastSmart Communities is a department program dedicated to assisting Maryland’s coastal communities address short- and long-term coastal hazards. It connects local planners to essential information, people, tools and training.

The grants recipients are:

  • Somerset County: This project will update both the Somerset County and City of Crisfield zoning ordinances, which have not been updated since 2000 and 1977, respectively. These ordinances impact daily land use activities and decisions about future growth as well as environmental protection and resiliency.


Clinton Crew Dripping In Russian Entanglements While Deep State Rolls Snake Eyes On Trump

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President Trump has been dropping MOABs over Twitter, blasting his enemies for what he called the "single greatest WITCH HUNT In American political history" while nothing is being done about the fact that "Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, 'bleached' emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared - & they talk about obstruction?"

Trump raised the question as to why he's being investigated for what he calls "non-dealings" with Russia, while completely ignoring the cozy relationship between the Clintons, the Podestas, and Russian banking and energy interests.


Carlini found guilty of felony theft, gets four years in jail

Joseph Carlini, the owner of the former Fat Fish restaurant, was sentenced to four years in prison last week in Circuit Court for stealing appliances from a house he was living in Berlin.

After hours of arguments on June 8, a jury deliberated for 17 minutes before it reached a decision. Carlini was taken into custody immediately after the guilty verdict was read.

Carlini, 38, was charged last February after he and his family moved out of a house he rented. A Maryland State Police investigation was conducted after the property owner reported that home appliances valued between $1,000 and $10,000 were stolen.

Judge Thomas Groton III ruled that there was not enough evidence to establish restitution amount for the appliances, but instructed Carlini and the State’s Attorney Office to discuss possible payments. If an agreement is not reached by next week, a restitution hearing will be scheduled.


Gingrich on Shooting: Left's Hostility Increasing Since Election Day

There is an "increasing intensity of hostility on the left," and it seems to be "a pretty directed kind of behavior" that the Alexandria ballpark shooter intentionally asked if the congressmen who were targeted before he started shooting were Democrats or Republicans, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday.

Gingrich, calling the shooting by James T. Hodgkinson "sobering," said the intensity and division have been building since President Donald Trump won the election and that there have been a series of events that "tell people it's okay to hate" him.

"I talk to college students regularly who say to me, if they openly are for Trump, they get threatened," Gingrich said. "Some of them get death threats. We have the intensity on the left that is very real, whether it is somebody holding up the president's head or whether it's right here in New York City, a play that shows the president being assassinated, or it's Democratic-leaning national politicians who are so angry they have to use vulgarity because they can't find in a common language."


REMINDER: Touch Trucks in America’s Coolest Small Town

Touch Trucks in America’s Coolest Small Town,

Children of all ages get to see, touch and explore their favorite truck or vehicle

Berlin’s Touch A Truck event will held on Saturday, June 17th from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. in Berlin’s Stephen Decatur Park on Tripoli Street.

Several Town Departments are joining together to hold the free event, which includes a police vehicle, bucket truck, digger derrick, vacuum truck, camera truck and garbage truck, along with a fire rescue squad vehicle and ladder truck. This year the Maryland State Troopers and Perdue Farms will be joining the event. In addition to getting a chance to touch their favorite truck, people attending the event will see employees from the Town using the equipment.

“We’ll be demonstrating how to set an electric pole and using our ‘Power Town’ display to show everyone how to be safe around electricity,” added Electric Utility Director Tim Lawrence. “We are handing out free information and activities books for children ages 6 to 12, available on a first come first served basis.”

“In addition to seeing the equipment in action, we’ll show how Police Officers use trained dogs in searches,” stated Town Administrator Laura Allen.

Hamburgers, hotdogs and ice cream will be available for sale throughout the event.

Pocomoke Cypress Festival will be two days this year

Who says you can’t teach old dogs new tricks?

Now in its 42nd year, Pocomoke’s annual Cypress Festival will, once again, provide music, arts, crafts, food and drinks, along with a few new wrinkles, this Friday and Saturday.

The array of activities takes place from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Produced by the Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce, the long-standing summer kick-off event went through a metamorphosis of sorts last year when amusement rides were no longer offered, following the closure of the company previously contracted for that purpose.


Time Warner CEO Defends Public Theater’s ‘Julius Caesar'

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes defended his company’s financial support for New York’s embattled Public Theater on Thursday at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting in Burbank, Calif.

“We’re certainly not going to drop our support for an institution like the Public Theater,” Bewkes said. The CEO was responding to the first shareholder question at the meeting, which targeted the company’s continued sponsorship of the Public — the New York arts organization that has come under fire for its current production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” which portrays Caesar as a Donald Trump-like character. Bewkes noted that Time Warner’s financial support for the Public is limited to an emerging-artist development program run by the organization, and that the company offers no financial support for any of its productions, including “Julius Caesar.”

But he defended the Public and the production.

He added that the Public’s production “is not doing what the critics who haven’t seen the play or read the play are assuming the play is leading the audiences to think.”


[Perhaps the more pertinent question might be: does the stabbing of a Trump-like figure tend to incite? --Editor]

Mosby Says She's Immune From Officers' Suit

Baltimore's top prosecutor is urging a federal appeals court to find that she is immune from a civil lawsuit filed by five police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

The officers are suing Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby for malicious prosecution, defamation and invasion of privacy. Other claims, including false imprisonment, were dismissed.

Mosby said in a brief filed this week in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that a lower court should have found her to be immune from being sued, because she's a prosecutor.


Two More Arrested In Connection With Salisbury Murder

(SALISBURY, MD) – Maryland State Police homicide investigators have arrested two additional suspects believed to be involved in the murder of a Wicomico County man early last Saturday morning.

John Schoolfield, 3rd, 17, of Salisbury, Md., is charged as an adult with first degree murder, second degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a violent felony crime, first degree assault, conspiracy to commit first degree murder, conspiracy to commit second degree murder, conspiracy to use a firearm in the commission of a violent felony crime, and conspiracy to commit first degree assault. He is being held in the Wicomico County Detention Center.

Courtlen Coston, 18, of Salisbury, Md., is charged with first degree murder, second degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony violent crime, first degree assault and conspiracy to commit first degree murder. He is being held in the Wicomico County Detention Center.

Schoolfield and Coston, along with Ryan Holden, who was arrested June 10th, are charged in connection with the murder of Anthony Cropper, 57, of Salisbury, Md. Cropper was shot just after 1:00 a.m. on June 10th, after he answered a knock at the door of a friend’s home in the 100-block of Middle Neck Road and exchanged words with several individuals.

Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators, assisted by the State Police Criminal Enforcement Division and the Salisbury Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, conducted numerous interviews and developed evidence and information that led to the identification of Schoolfield and Coston as suspects. Both were located at a home in the 100-block of Onley Road on the morning of June 13, 2017, and subsequently charged.

Tommy Chong's Unaired Lincoln Ad

No more valedictorians? More and more schools view rankings as obsolete

LANCASTER, N.Y. >> At many American high schools, the graduation-day tradition of crowning a valedictorian is becoming a thing of the past.

The ranking of students from No. 1 on down, based on grade-point averages, has been fading steadily for about the past decade. In its place are honors that recognize everyone who scores at a certain threshold — using Latin honors, for example. This year, one school in Tennessee had 48 valedictorians.

About half of schools no longer report class rank, according to the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Administrators worry about the college prospects of students separated by large differences in class rank despite small differences in their GPAs, and view rankings as obsolete in an era of high expectations for every student, association spokesman Bob Farrace said. There are also concerns about intense, potentially unhealthy competition and students letting worries about rank drive their course selections.

Among those weighing a change is Lancaster High School in suburban Buffalo, where students are leading an exploration of replacing valedictorian-salutatorian recognitions with the college-style Latin honors of summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude.


Patrick Buchanan: Are We Nearing a Civil War?

All I have to say is if we are, I need to know how many times does it take getting hit by their purse before we can justify lethal force against the liberal wielding the purse?

Of course I’m just kidding. I know they wouldn’t use purses. Not when they have their “safe places” to run to. It would be a Civil War like none before it…because one side has all the guns, while the other wields pepper spray. It would be one and done.

Am I awful to joke about this? Maybe. But here’s the thing, if I don’t joke about it…I might actually throat punch someone. Why? Well because we have three sides at play here, but only two will suffer at the hands of the utter anguish Civil War will bring to a nation. We have the right and the left…both believe opposite of the other, but despite this, if it weren’t for the THIRD side involved they would still get along.

What third side am I talking about? They are the underlying silent evil. They are those people that neither care or believe in anything being worth taking a stand for. They are the ones that just want chaos, and corruption to run rapid so they can pick and pull from the spoils that are lay wasted from the commotion between two sides that have been fooled into believing that the other was wicked enough to kill and feel guiltless about it.


Maryland State Troopers injured after crashing into each other

WASHINGTON — A crash involving two Maryland State Troopers has sent both of them to the hospital, police said.

The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on Md. 4 in Forestville. Both officers were in separate patrol cars responding to a call about an impaired driver heading south on the northbound lanes when the pursuing police officers collided with each other.

Troopers Warren Thompson and Kamil Kozoil were hurt in the crash.

Kozoil was taken by ambulance to Prince George’s Hospital, while Thompson was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Both are expected to survive.


Local Street Signs

Somerset County Sheriff's Office Press Release 6-16-17

On June 14, 2017 the Sheriff's Office conducted a check of the following businesses for tobacco compliance: Lucky’s Store in Chance, Arby’s Store in Wenona, the One Stop in Eden, Rite-Aid, Food Lion, Family Dollar, Dollar General, Kings Creek Market and Royal Farms in Princess Anne, Goose Creek and Dash In in Westover and River Market in Pocomoke.
All were found to be in compliance.

On June 15, 2017 the Sheriff's Office conducted another check of the following businesses for tobacco compliance: Food Lion in Crisfield and Princess Anne, Family Dollar in Crisfield and Princess Anne, Dollar General in Crisfield and Princess Anne, Goose Creek in Westover and Princess Anne, One Stop in Eden, Dash In in Westover, River Market in Pocomoke, Fast Gas and Brew Thru in Crisfield, Kings Creek Market, Kash & Karry, Royal Farms and Rite Aid in Princess Anne.

All were found to be in compliance except for Food Lion in Princess Anne. Charges are pending.

Sheriff Howard would like to thank all those businesses that were found to be in compliance as it is very important to keep tobacco products out of the hands of persons underage

WCSO CID Press Release - June 15, 2017 Initiative

Incident: Community Action Team Initiative
Date of Incident: June 15, 2017
Location: Wicomico County, Maryland
Narrative: On June 15, 2017 the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team, assisted by members of the Criminal Investigative Division, conducted a proactive enforcement initiative in Wicomico County. As a result of this initiative, the below listed persons were arrested and charged with the following crimes:

  - Earl Thomas Marshall, black male, 31 years old, Princess Anne, Maryland.
Charges: Fleeing and Eluding, Possession with the intent to distribute narcotics: crack cocaine, Possession of CDS, reckless endangerment, and related traffic charges.

 -Rodney Lee Spence, black male, 29 years old, Princess Anne, Maryland.
Charges: Possession with intent to distribute narcotics: crack cocaine, Possession of CDS, and littering.

Craig Donnell Gibson Gaines, black male, 56 years old, Mardela Springs, Maryland.
Charges: Possession of CDS: crack cocaine

 -James Duncan McIntyre, white male, 38 years old, Salisbury, Maryland.
Charges: Possession of marijuana greater than 10 grams.

The Community Action Team (CAT) is a proactive unit of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office which falls under the Criminal Investigative Division (CID). The Community Action Team’s primary mission is to assist the Criminal Investigative Division and conduct proactive enforcement in Wicomico County combating nuisance issues.

After Suggestion From 2 Democratic Lawmakers, Hogan's Office Says Baltimore State Of Emergency Not Coming

Two Democratic state senators suggested that Gov. Larry Hogan declare a state of emergency to deal with violence in Baltimore. The governor's office, however, says it's not a course of action now under consideration.

"The governor needs to declare a state of emergency--possibly, i don't know, that's just a thought--because something needs to happen," Kathy Klausmeier, a Baltimore County Democrat said in an interview with C4 Thursday. "As you said, Baltimore, if it's the worst in the whole country, that [reflects on] the whole state of our beautiful Maryland."

Klausmeier said she recently held a community meeting, where she heard from county constituents about the spillover of city violence. City homicides are at a record pace.

"That's not what I want. That's not what you want. Nobody wants it," she said. "It's not just for the city. It's for the whole state in general."


WCSO CID Press Release - June 13 & 14, 2017

Justice, Snell
Incident: Motor Vehicle Theft, Theft over $10,000
Date of Incident: June 13, 2017
Location: 204 Linwood Ave Salisbury, Maryland
Damon Treyonne Justice, 29 years old, New Church, VA
Andrew Coleman Snell, 35 years old, Fruitland, MD
Narrative: On June 13, 2017 members of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team (CAT) assisted members of the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation in the recovery of a stolen motor vehicle. Deputies learned that the vehicle was located in a driveway at 204 Linwood Ave Salisbury, MD. The vehicle had been stolen on June 12, 2017 from a business in Pocomoke City, Maryland. Deputies set up surveillance on the vehicle and observed several subject in the vehicle, and observed the vehicle attempt to leave the driveway. Deputies contacted the vehicle and arrested (2) subjects, later identified as Damon Justice and Andrew Snell. Snell resisted arrest and had to be forcibly removed from the vehicle. Both Snell and Justice were released to the Wicomico County Detention Center.
Charges: Motor vehicle theft, Theft over $10,000

WCSO CID Press Release - June 14, 2017
Incident: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (7th offense)
Date of Incident: June 14, 2017
Location: High Street @ Lemmon Hill Lane Salisbury, Maryland
Suspect: Jeffrey Thomas Dickinson, 42 years old, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On June 14, 2017 members of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team (CAT) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at High Street and Lemmon Hill Lane Salisbury, Maryland. Deputies observed the vehicle run a solid red signal at E. Church Street and Rt. 13 prior to the stop. Upon contacting the driver, Jeffrey Thomas Dickinson, Deputies detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Dickinson. Dickinson failed a series of standardized field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. Further investigation revealed that Dickinson’s vehicle was already equipped with an Ignition Interlock Device, for a prior DUI incident, however the device was not working. Deputies also learned that Dickinson has (6) prior convictions for DUI. Dickinson was released on citations pending a court date.
Charges: Driving under the influence of alcohol, Driving while impaired by alcohol, Driving on a suspended license, failure to stop at a steady red signal.

NR 6-16-17 Wicomico County Arson Arrest Salisbury


Arson Fire Leads to Two Arrests

     WICOMICO COUNTY, JUNE 16, 2017 -  Investigators from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office are currently investigating an arson fire at 900 N. Salisbury Blvd in Salisbury of Wicomico County. The investigation has revealed the business at that address, Friendly Food Store, was intentionally set on fire. Investigators determined an ignitable liquid was used to start a fire in multiple locations. Investigation following the origin and cause determined the owner of the business, Mohammad Adeen (39) of Salisbury, intentionally set the fire to the business for financial gain. An employee of Adeen, identified as Timothy E. DeMent (42) of Salisbury, also assisted in setting the fire. At this time both Adeen and DeMent have been charged with Second Degree Arson and are awaiting a hearing with the Court Comissioner at the Wicomico County Detention Center. 
     The fire was originally dispatched around 12:32 am this morning after a passer by called 911. Upon arrival of the fire department, a small smoldering fire was discovered inside of the establishment. Approximately 17 firefighters from Salisbury Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire within 10 minutes. The fire caused approximately $600 in damages to the building, which is a multi-use business center. The owner of the building, and victim, was identified as Sajjad Shah. 
     Anyone with information in reference to this incident is asked to contact the State Fire Marshal's Office, Lower Eastern Region Office at 410-713-3780. 

 Mohammad Adeen (39) of Salisbury

Timothy E. DeMent (42) of Salisbury

Liberals CHEER Republican Rep. Steve Scalise Being Shot

Every sane person is still in a bit of shock over this morning’s shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and busy praising the Capitol Police who prevented a massacre.

Meanwhile, vile liberals took to Twitter to praise the attack and demand even more blood. Here are some of the worst examples.
Twitter @ProzacProdigy


A Viewer Writes: Salisbury Waste Water Treatment Plant Questions

Working out on Pemberton Drive a little this week, and drove through the parking lot of cars of workers at the WWTP. 60 vehicles! Let’s say each worker there makes an average of $60k including benefits. That’s $3,600,000 per year.

Add to that all the equipment being installed that’s mostly stainless steel, and the concrete that’s poured every day, I’ll guess another $7-10 million a year. We can add the 25% profit margin to that and top it off at $13-$15 million dollars PER YEAR!!! This has been an ongoing project for how many years? Is there an end in sight? Does Day inform us of the progress or what the plan/goal is, or does he just keep writing paychecks hoping they can “fix” it?

Teacher Flips Off White House While On Tour With His Middle School Students- Parents Respond

School trips to D.C. to explore the capitol and take photos in front of the White House are common enough, but one Missouri middle school teacher decided that being childish and disrespectful is exactly the way he wanted to remember his chaperoning duties.

The image shows the teacher, Lynn Miller, flipping off the White House. The image was uploaded to Facebook. None of the nine students witnessed the initial photo being taken, but it was later found on his profile page. It turns out that the science teacher at Warrensburg Middle School told students earlier, while at the airport in Kansas City that he would “give the finger” to the White House (and, we assume, its Presidential occupant).

As reported by Fox4 in Kansas City,

John Hammond says his 14-year old daughter, Corrine, was one of nine students who went on a school-endorsed trip to Washington D.C. last week. While students were outside the White House on June 2nd, one teacher, Mr. Lynn Miller, who was serving as a chaperone, snapped a photo of himself making an ugly gesture toward the White House.


Someone from the left who surprisingly speaks truth

Camille Paglia: On Trump, Democrats, Transgenderism, and Islamist Terror

In a wide-ranging interview Paglia talks about Donald Trump's successes, how Chuck Schumer emboldened the "resistance," why the left can't condemn Islamist terrorism, and "the cold biological truth that sex changes are impossible."

Camille Paglia is one America's smartest and most fearless writers. Like Elvis, she's the kind of superstar who really needs no introduction—though it is worth pointing out that Pantheon has just published a collection of her essays on sex, gender, and feminism, titled Free Women, Free Men. It's fantastic and if you love her work, it's must-reading. (And there's another collection due out in the Fall of 2018, which is more good news.)

Last week I sat down with Paglia over email to talk about Donald Trump, Islamist terrorism, and the transgender crusade. Here's a transcript of our conversation:

JVL: Donald Trump has recently feuded with Jim Comey, Bob Mueller, Sadiq Kahn, Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, NATO—we'll stop the list there. You were one of a very small number of people who understood Trump's populist appeal early on. Looking at his presidency so far, do think he's continuing to deliver on that appeal? What is he doing right? What is he doing wrong?


OCPD arrest six following late-night Boardwalk brawl

During altercation mounted officer’s saddlebag stolen by additional bystander

Six visitors face charges for their involvement in a fight that spilled onto the Boardwalk in the early hours of June 13, Ocean City Police said.

Mounted police officers were on patrol around 1:11 a.m. when they reportedly heard shouting and cursing coming from the area of Second Street on the boards. When police arrived, a crowd of 20 people surrounding a fight had gathered on the Second Street ramp. The fight included a juvenile and five young adults: Victor W. Norris, 18, Hidaya Elabbadi, 19, both of New Castle, Delaware, Lanyia Williams, 18, of Wilmington, Delaware, Matthew Pinkett, 21, of Townsend, Delaware and Juan E. Tamayo, 21, of New Holland, Pennsylvania.

According to police reports, officers witnessed Williams punching a woman in the head and upper body. The woman was reportedly on the ground.


Democrats Are Already Using The Shooting Of Steve Scalise To Call For More Gun Control

The bad guys are always going to be able to find weapons, and more gun control is never going to be the answer

The left never lets a good crisis go to waste. Within hours of the shooting of U.S. Representative Steve Scalise and other Republicans at a baseball field in Virginia, top Democrats were already calling for more gun control.

Of course the shooter, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, is from a state that already has some of the toughest gun laws in the entire nation. And the largest city in Illinois, Chicago, is plagued by rampant gun violence on a daily basis. Alternatively, crime rates tend to be very low where rates of gun ownership are very high. Up here in north Idaho, anyone that would dare to break into homes at night would have a very, very short criminal career. Gun owners are the number one crime deterrent, but liberals still don’t understand this.

Every time an Islamic terrorist or a crazed leftist starts shooting people, the left immediately pounces on it as an excuse to start promoting gun control again. For example, just consider what Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe had to say just hours after the shooting


Celebrities React To Scalice Shooting: Maybe Congress Will Support Gun Control Now

Ah yes, Hollywood. They scream gun control while counting their millions made by producing violent movies, video games, and music. They want young people to revel in the glorification of gun violence while screaming anti-gun rhetoric. The mental gymnastics needed to justify themselves is staggering, and the violence they foist on our young people’s minds is nothing short of criminal. It’s rather…hypocritical of them.

Classic celebrities…

Shortly after the news of the attack on Republican House and Senate baseball players and volunteers, Hollywood celebrities hit their twitter accounts embarrassing themselves once more. With the tone of ‘we told you so’ they were hoping that maybe NOW Congress will listen to their pleas for more gun control laws. Silly celebrities…it wasn’t the gun that caused a man to use his own free will to shoot people. It was the hate spread by the left that influenced this man’s better judgement. He thought he was a hero. Now why would he think that…huh libs? In the end, it is the person who pulls the trigger that chose to be influenced by whatever voices were most enticing. Not the gun, but the man.


Comey Cluster

Just tweeted by President Trump. You tell me, isn't this just getting ridiculous on the part of Mueller, Democrats, Media, Rosenstein and GOPe?

Trump: "Zero Proof" Of Russian Collusion "So Now They Go For Obstruction Of Justice"

Yesterday, when we summarized the latest WaPo article according to which Special Counsel Mueller is now probing Trump for obstruction of justice, we said "the intelligence community basically forced Trump's hand by slowly leaking out damaging innuendos and accusations over the past several months, while refusing to confirm that he, himself, was never actually under investigation. In the end, those damaging leaks, combined with Comey's refusal to confirm publicly that Trump was not under investigation, resulted in Comey's sudden dismissal on May 9th. And now, even though he was never a target of any investigation, leaks from the intelligence community have forced a situation where Trump may be under investigation by the intelligence community, a rather confounding, if perhaps well-orchestrated, outcome."

This morning, Trump essentially repeated that assessment, when early on Thursday he said that "They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice"
They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice
Trump's Thursday morning tweet his first about the investigation since the shooting Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria. As a reminder, Trump had repeatedly claimed, and Comey affirmed during his testimony, that Comey assured him he was not personally under FBI investigation. But investigators began probing Trump for obstruction of justice soon after Comey’s termination, perhaps as intended. After Comey's testimony last week, further questions were raised about whether Trump tried to obstruct justice.

Elsewhere, addressing the Russian population, Vladimir Putin echoed Trump's sentiment, saying so far there has been "zero proof" presented confirming any collusion or interference by Russia in the US election.


Car dealership response to bum who rejected $10 an hr. as he makes more money panhandling goes viral

If you were homeless, living on the streets, and begging for money on a daily basis, would you jump at the chance to take a job? What if that job offered you well over minimum wage?

Now most of us are going to nod our heads vigorously, but apparently there are some people out there who think that the money they make panhandling is worth more than an honest paycheck and the dignity of being able to make your own way in the world and not having to rely on handouts from other people.

For Example...


Breaking News: Amazon will buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, the latest move by the online giant to push into food retail

Amazon said on Friday that it had agreed to buy the organic supermarket chain Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, in the online retailer’s latest push into the grocery business.

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Breaking News: Michelle Carter, who as a teenager sent texts urging her friend to commit suicide in 2014, is guilty of involuntary manslaughter

The verdict, handed down by a judge in a nonjury trial, was a rare legal finding that, essentially, a person’s words alone can directly cause someone else’s suicide.

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Not To Be Outdone, Princess Anne Crime Statistics


'Time to Destroy Trump & Co.': Scalise Shooter Raged on Facebook

James T. Hodgkinson, 66, identified by law enforcement officials as the deceased gunman who opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a Virginia baseball field, was "living out of his gym bag" in Alexandria, The Washington Post reported.

Further, Hodgkinson who was shot and mortally wounded by police during the rampage, had been at the YMCA early Wednesday before he went to the ballfield where he allegedly carried out the attack, the Post reported.

"He was a very friendly person. But what I did notice about this gentleman is he'd open up his gym bag and in it, he had everything he owned. He was living out of the gym bag. That, and he sat in the Y’s lobby for hours and hours," former Alexandria mayor Bill Euille told the Post.


MSP DUI Arrests 6/02 through 06/09/2017 (Salisbury Barrack)

Salisbury BK "E" DUI Arrests 6/02 through 06/09/2017

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By Thornton Crowe

Many are confused now days as fake news continues to flow forth from the mainstream media - its torn apart our society and caused many unnecessary stress and upheaval. For those of you who frequent the social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, see it all the time. Unnamed sources and flat out ginned up stories are overloading the digital matrix so much, no one knows what to believe anymore.

Jim Acosta's lack of journalistic integrity...

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When you look at his two tweets here, it's clear, CNN's Acosta has many issues with fake news creation. Here he makes two tweets within a couple hours of one another; the first being fake news while the second 'corrects the record.' This jump-shark misinformed thousands, if not millions!

Notice the one correcting the record got only 68 returns while the damning fake news tweet got 1,202. Therefore, it's a safe assumption most don't know the President did go to fallen Senator Scalise's room to visit him. Most believe the President did this for 'show' without any meaning.

Acosta makes these mistakes daily (sometimes hourly) but is unapologetic about misleading the few people who still follow the failing news network. Yet, he still wonders why the Trump Administration doesn't 'cow down to him at pressers.'

This brainwashing is also evident from some of comments found here on Salisbury News. Go read them; you'd be amazed at the misinformed rambling nonsense from locals. Everything from tin foil theories to flat out denials about truthful events in spite of pictorial evidence. The sad bit is most of you are probably not aware because of Trump's discussions with top corporations, he's bring jobs back from China at a rapid rate. For example, Apple is now looking at states like Wisconsin to be their manufacturing base for iPhone. This could be happening here in Maryland but unfortunately, even if it were, we wouldn't know bones about it because of WBOC and WMDT's fascination with Trump vilification.

Isn't it disheartening our President feels the necessity to tweet knowing that if he didn't, no one would have any clue what's going on? The real shame is he has to do this at a high opportunity cost because every minute he tweets progress reports to us,  is a minute taken away from making new strides on our behalf. Thus, it's become a necessary loss liter due to a dishonest media.

It's not just national, kids...

Our local media is just as guilty of this bias reporting stylistic and it's ever-present when it comes to local politicians. They pay attention to the machinations of Day and Cannon yet, ignore or vilify most everyone else whose working to make your lives better. They don't cover the truth about their schemes and sweetheart deals. Instead, they lead you to believe Jake and company are standup people who are making it all happen here!

Think about it: our mayor employs six people to defuse negative press about City Hall, yet if he did his job, he wouldn't have to employ them at all. These people are actually paid to make comments on Salisbury News (which seldom get cleared) so you don't believe the truth about the sweetheart dealings at your expense or the other nonsense that goes on in his office.

Here's a reality break: You work 5 (some 6) out of every 12-month calendar year to pay your taxes and this is what you're getting in return at City Hall. Frankly, you should be outraged at this gross abuse and wasteful sloth!

But it's not just media or the politician's fault. We must shoulder some of the blame, too, because we allow them to form our inferences rather than educating ourselves on the facts.

Why do we, free intelligent thinkers, allow them to play us for fools

Isn't it time we started thinking for ourselves rather than run with the herd?

Time Inc. to cut 300 jobs in shift to digital

In a major restructuring, Time Inc. is eliminating about 300 jobs in the U.S. and abroad, as the country's largest magazine publisher sharpens its focus on digital media and video opportunities.

The job cuts and buyouts will affect 4% of the company's employees, which numbered about 7,450 at the end of December. The streamlining will involve print magazines, corporate and sales, with more than half of the employees affected based in the U.S.

The restructuring comes less than two months after Time Inc.'s board decided not to sell the company and ended talks with potential suitors.

"We're re-engineering our entire cost structure," said Rich Battista, chief executive, in an interview. "We're trying to be as nimble and efficient as possible, and get this process moving."


Lest We Forget

US Retail Sales in May are weakest in 16 Months

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — U.S. retailers in May reported the biggest decline in sales in 16 months, largely owing to lower gasoline prices and fewer Americans buying new cars and trucks.

Sales at retailers nationwide sank 0.3% last month, the biggest drop since January 2016, the government reported Wednesday. The May sales report was generally weak across the board.

Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast flat sales in May.


Furious Trump Lashes Out In Afternoon Tweetstorm

An increasingly furious President Trump has taken to twitter this afternoon to express his outrage, in a way only the President can, over the thinly veiled double standard within the U.S. intelligence community and mainstream media over how they basically ignored the Hillary Clinton email scandal while endlessly pursuing his administration without being able to present a single shred of tangible evidence that any wrongdoing ever occurred.

"Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?"

"Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, 'bleached' emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?"
Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?
Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, 'bleached' emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?

Of course, he seems to have a point on this one. Last summer, we reported fairly extensively on the Hillary email scandal while it was virtually glossed over by the mainstream media.

And, like many people, we were astonished when FBI Director Comey made the unilateral assessment that, despite Hillary's "extreme carelessness," no "reasonable" prosecutor would bring charges against her.