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Thursday, November 14, 2019

The year the black vote switched: Will 2020 be 1936 in reverse?

In 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt lost the black vote overwhelmingly, receiving just 21% support from black Americans in Chicago (there were no national polling organizations).

Such a loss was understandable, considering that the Democratic Party was the party of slavery and the party instigating segregation in the South. Moreover, the Democrats had made it clear that black Americans were unwelcome in the Democratic Party. In fact, Roosevelt, as undersecretary of the Navy, had actively assisted in President Woodrow Wilson's resegregation of the military.

Roosevelt had even used the n-word in personal correspondence. Or, as Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. put it generously, Roosevelt “was fairly conventional in his racial attitudes.” Not surprisingly, there had never been any black Americans serving as delegates or alternate delegates to the Democratic National Convention.

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Md. lawmaker proposes bill prohibiting real estate agents from listing school district in ads

A Maryland lawmaker is proposing legislation that would bar real estate agents from using a home’s school assignment as part of the sales pitch.

Del. David Moon, who represents Montgomery County, is proposing the bill that he said would give homebuyers more information during the purchase process.

“There seems to be a lot of misinformation from homebuyers who think that the school assignment they had when they bought their house was a permanent one, or that it was in some way guaranteed,” he said.

Moon’s legislation comes as Montgomery County is in the process of a districtwide analysis of school boundaries and a proposed shift of school boundaries involving three school clusters: Seneca Valley High School, Clarksburg High School and Northwest High School.

Homeowners who live in areas undergoing boundary changes often say they bought their homes precisely because they wanted their children to go to a certain school.

“I’m hoping we might get to a point where we have homeowners a little bit more educated on this, and to really eliminate the element of surprise for them,” Moon said.

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Police: Baltimore City Reaches 300 Homicides This Year

Detective Donny Moses, with the Baltimore Police Department, has confirmed that as of Thursday morning, Baltimore City has reached 300 homicides so far this year.

Moses confirmed with WBAL News Radio 1090 and FM 101.5's Anne Kramer that the latest victims were a man and woman shot and killed at McHenry and Monroe streets in Southwest Baltimore. That happened around 3 a.m. Thursday.

Another man was killed on Wednesday night in the city on McElderry Street.

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Intense Meteor Outburst Expected from the Alpha Monocerotids

What's rarer than seeing a unicorn? How about a unicorn spitting meteors at the rate of 400 per hour? You'll have an opportunity to see it for yourself on Thursday night, November 21-22, when the obscure Alpha Monocerotid shower could produce upwards of 400 meteors per hour from a radiant near the star Procyon in Monoceros the unicorn. Even more amazing, the outburst is expected to last only a half-hour.

Peter Jenniskens, a senior research scientist with the SETI Institute and NASA's Ames Research Center, along with Esko Lyytinen of the Finnish Fireball Network, have been keeping tabs on the shower for years. During outbursts, such as those that occurred in 1925 and 1935, activity reached meteor-storm levels with a zenithal hourly rate (ZHR) of more than 1,000. Activity rose to near-storm levels again in 1985 and 1995 with ZHRs around 700 and 400. ZHR is an idealized number based on how many meteors a single observer would see if the radiant were overhead in a dark sky during shower maximum.

The source of the Alpha Monocerotids is unknown, but the stream's orbital characteristics point to a long-period comet with a period of about 500 years. This nameless visitor deposited a dense, narrow ribbon of debris in the distant past with a half-width of only around 55,000 kilometers, equal to the distance from the center of Earth to the geostationary satellite belt.

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Shocking moment five brazen men burst into a Nike store in California and steal dozens of sneakers

Shocked customers witnessed at least five men run into a Nike store in California and steal armloads of sneakers.

In cellphone footage, the men are seen brazenly walking out of the Nike Factory Store at the Mountain Grove Shopping Center around 8.30pm on Monday.

Each male appeared to be carrying at least 6 boxes as the storm alarm went off.

One of the males managed to stack 10 boxes in his arms.

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Criticism Follows Maya Cummings Into Congressional Race

Past allegations against and statements by Maya Rockeymoore Cummings are dogging her as she enters the race for the House seat previously held by her late husband, Elijah Cummings. On Wednesday, she was accused of lying about the events that led her to enter the race.

Larry Gibson, a law professor at the University of Maryland Frances King Carey School of Law, is a longtime confidant to both the late Rep. Elijah Cummings and former Rep. Kweisi Mfume. He was with Mfume when he announced his entry into the race to succeed Cummings, who died last month.

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings told The Baltimore Sun this week that Mfume and Gibson asked her pastor to set up a meeting "less than 36 hours after my husband passed."

She said they scheduled a meeting and it didn't happen and that she texted Mfume and Mfume never responded.

Gibson categorically denied that timeline, telling C4 "that would've been ridiculously insensitive."

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Wisconsin Assembly Votes for Christmas Tree, Bible Week


Republicans who lead the Wisconsin Assembly voted Tuesday to call the state Capitol evergreen a Christmas tree and formally recognize National Bible Week, moves they said were necessary to ensure Christianity isn't marginalized as the holidays approach.

The 64-30 vote on naming the tree was a direct response to Gov. Tony Evers' declaration last week that it would be called a "holiday tree." Evers' Republican predecessor Scott Walker, the son of a Baptist minister, declared the evergreen was a Christmas tree during his first term in 2011.

"It seems like the only religion we're willing to take shots at is Christianity," Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke told reporters during a news conference.

Democrat Rep. Jonathan Brostoff, who is Jewish, told Republicans if they want to help Christians they should pass gun control bills to keep them from getting killed.

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Middle school to be latest to fly Black Lives Matter flag

Vermont middle school is going to join a number of schools across the state by flying a Black Lives Matter flag.

The Burlington School District reports that the city school board voted unanimously Tuesday to allow the flag to be flown at the Edmunds Middle School.

The Burlington board’s action came after it received a proposal to fly the flag from the school’s Youth Participatory Action Research Collective.

Students of color make up 28% of the Edmunds Middle School community.

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Of Course You Remember This!


Iowa man pleads guilty to planning to bomb White House and kill Trump

An Iowa man pleaded guilty to creating detailed plans to bomb the White House in an attempt to kill President Trump.

Christian Delatorre, 25, admitted in a federal court that he planned to make homemade bombs and detonate them inside the White House. Delatorre was convicted of willfully threatening to take the life of and inflict serious bodily harm on the president of the United States.

The Secret Service found that Delatorre had planned to use drones to detonate bombs around the perimeter of the White House to distract authorities so he could get near Trump. He admitted that he had considered a “suicide” attack on the president. Authorities found evidence that Deletorre had been studying floor plans of the White House in preparation of his attack.

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BREAKING: At least 6 hurt in shooting at California high school, suspect at large: Live updates

At least six people were taken to hospitals after a shooting at a high school in Southern California Thursday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The search is now on for the suspect as terrified students evacuate the campus and reunite with their parents.

Deputies have swarmed the scene at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, about 35 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

The number of injuries are fluctuating.

While fire officials reported six people hospitalized, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at least three people, all students, were hurt, including at least one gunshot victim.

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Fed Chairman Powell says unemployment, already at 50-year low, could go lower

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that the unemployment rate, already at a 50-year low, could drop further without necessarily causing inflation to rise.

"The data is not sending any signal that the labor market is so hot or that inflation is moving up," Powell said during a hearing at the congressional Joint Economic Committee. "What we have learned ... is that the U.S. economy can operate at a much lower level of unemployment than many thought."

The chairman also said that wages were rising.

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Dem Prosecutors Fear For Suburbs’ Safety As Radical District Attorneys, Fueled By Soros Cash, Take Control

Radical social justice activists will serve as the top prosecutors for three major Washington, D.C., suburbs — including the two wealthiest counties in the U.S. — after George Soros’s political action committee poured $2.1 million into ordinarily sleepy local races.

In Virginia’s Fairfax and Arlington counties, the “reformer” attorneys ran on platforms far to the left of the Democratic incumbents, beating them in primary races before ultimately winning the general elections.

In both cases, the incumbents expressed concern for public safety if the Soros-backed candidates took control. They also said that the activists were pushing a national platform about racism and over-incarceration that had no basis in reality in the affluent, liberal jurisdictions.

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Teachers’ Unions See Drops in Membership and Revenue


Teachers’ unions are continuing to see a decline in membership and revenue since the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME in June 2018.

A recent report at the Washington Free Beacon demonstrated that, despite the media spectacles of red-shirted striking teachers in large cities, teachers’ unions are shedding numbers and revenue, even in states in which they have encountered strong support in the past.

The Free Beacon reported:
 
Two Oregon teachers’ unions—the state’s American Federation of Teachers (AFT) chapter and the Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA)—reported drops in paying members of 35 percent and 36 percent, respectively. Both unions lost nearly $1 million in revenue as a result, with the OSEA closing three field offices and accepting a $400,000 bailout from its parent organization to help make ends meet. In Washington, the Federation of State Employees disclosed a 27 percent decline in financial supporters since June 2018.

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'Causing a ruckus': Drag queen shows up to Trump impeachment proceedings

A drag queen showed up to the first day of public impeachment hearings against President Trump on Wednesday.

Pissi Myles, a New York City-based performer, said she came to Washington, D.C., to cover the proceedings for Happs, an online news organization.

“It’s a crazy day in Washington! I’m flipping my wig over the high-energy proceedings today,” Myles told NBC News.

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ABC political analyst accused of sexism after attack on GOP lawmaker

ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd faced heavy criticism after making an allegedly sexist attack against a Republican lawmaker over Twitter on Wednesday.

GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York defended President Trump during Wednesday’s impeachment hearing, which featured witnesses Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent and United States Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor. Although Stefanik was not the only lawmaker to come to the president's defense, Dowd singled her out for criticism.

"Elise Stefanik is a perfect example why just electing someone because they are a woman or a millennial doesn't necessarily get you the leaders we need," Dowd wrote in the since-deleted tweet.

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Question Of The Day 11-14-19


Alexander: We Are Surging Across the Demo Divide

The Patriot Post is, first and foremost, a resource for “grasstop” influencers, the leaders of grassroots constituencies across our nation who are doing the heavy lifting for Liberty in their communities and states.

We serve them well, but we are also focused on extending our reach across ideological lines in order to grow our Patriot ranks. Many conservative organizations are content to “preach to the choir,” and that is important work. But we endeavor to reach far beyond that conservative chorus.

Over the years, we’ve found some effective ways to broadly expose those without much political bearing to our timeless conservative message. One of the most cost-effective ways is through social media. There, our content is shared person-to-person with family members, friends, and associates of varying perspectives — one of the best ways to reach outside ideological echo chambers. Just one of our posts recently reached more than 3.5 million people across the political spectrum, and we publish more than one hundred social media posts each week.

While social media may reach far, we generally consider its influence to be comparatively low — so we are utilizing more effective means of spreading our message to a broader audience in order to draw in those who have been previously considered unreachable.

Making a much deeper impact across political lines, particularly the racial divide, would be our YouTube influencer partners like Anthony Brian Logan.

But the most powerful incursions we’re making through the Democrat Party’s racial lines are the result of our young black “grasstop” influencers, whose hard-hitting grassroots outreach is recruiting others to Liberty and Freedom.

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What’s Driving Unusually High Voter Turnout

American voters are motivated by a fever pitch.

That’s the message from last week’s elections.

The headlines were the Democratic sweep of the state legislature in Virginia that put the entire state government under Democrat control for the first time in 25 years and the defeat of incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in Kentucky.

An important part of the story is that voter turnout was off the charts.

In Kentucky, an estimated 43% of eligible voters turned out compared with 31% for the last gubernatorial election, in 2015.

Voter turnout in Virginia was the highest it has been for a state legislature-only election in at least the last 40-some years.

There’s a lot of noise in the political and cultural arenas in America today, and it’s exactly what I talk about in my new book, released this week, “Necessary Noise: How Donald Trump Inflames the Cultural War and Why This is Good News for America.”

A new Gallup poll measuring voter enthusiasm reports that 64% are “more enthusiastic” compared with previous elections, a percentage “among the highest Gallup has measured across presidential election years.”

It’s actually the highest ever measured because previous levels in this range were reported one to five months before upcoming election. Voter enthusiasm at this accelerated level one year before an election is unprecedented.

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Democratic lawmaker: Hearsay evidence 'can be much better' than direct in some cases

Rep. Mike Quigley defended the impeachment testimony of two witnesses by asserting that hearsay evidence is sometimes admitted into court.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent and acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor testified in the House’s impeachment proceedings into President Trump on Tuesday. Neither witness has had significant contact with Trump, and almost all of their testimony is based on the accounts of others shared with them.

"I think the American public needs to be reminded that countless people have been convicted on hearsay because the courts have routinely allowed and created needed exceptions to hearsay," Quigley, a Democrat from Illinois, said to close his questioning of Kent and Taylor. "Hearsay can be much better evidence than direct, as we have learned in painful instances and it's certainly valid in this instance."

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WSJ: Feds Open Inquiry Into Google's 'Project Nightingale'

A federal inquiry has been opened into Google and Ascension's "Project Nightingale" to determine if HIPPA protections were implemented while the system gathered detailed health information from millions of patients, according to Roger Severino, the director for the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights.

"While new technology holds great promise for improving healthcare outcomes, the privacy and security of patients' health data must not be sacrificed to achieve this goal," Severino said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal.

HIPPA, or the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, lets hospitals share data with its business partners if the information is only used to help them carry out healthcare functions.

The Journal reported Tuesday that Google and Ascension, based in St. Louis, are sharing records to process data for administrative and treatment reasons in an attempt to leverage artificial intelligence for patient outcome purposes. But in this case, patients and doctors were not notified.

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Justice Department Filing Suggests No McCabe Prosecution Imminent

The Justice Department suggested in a filing Wednesday that it had no immediate plans to prosecute former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, saying it would no longer try to keep documents related to Mr. McCabe from being publicly released because of an ongoing enforcement proceeding.

A federal judge had given the Justice Department a deadline of this week to disclose whether it planned to charge Mr. McCabe, who has been under investigation since last year for allegedly misleading internal investigators about a media disclosure.

When imposing that deadline, Judge Reggie Walton criticized prosecutors for leaving the case “in limbo” and said the lack of a decision was undermining the credibility of the department and the court.

A federal grand jury met in September to consider charges against Mr. McCabe without issuing an indictment, in a sign the case against him could be in jeopardy.

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AG: DOJ IG Report on FBI Surveillance of Page 'Imminent'

Attorney General William Barr says the Justice Department's independent watchdog is nearing the release of a highly anticipated report on the FBI surveillance of a one-time associate of President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, reports Politico.

"It's been reported, and it's my understanding that it is imminent," Barr said at a news conference in Memphis, Tennessee. "A number of people who were mentioned in the report are having an opportunity right now to comment on how they were quoted in the report, and after that process is over which is very short, the report will be issued. That's what the inspector general himself suggests."

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AOC: Impeachment ‘About Preventing a Potentially Disastrous Outcome from Occurring Next Year’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said today’s public hearing in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump was ”not just about something that has occurred.”

She said it was instead “about preventing a potentially disastrous outcome from occurring next year.”

Ocasio-Cortez said, “The whole point of the public hearings is to present the facts to the public and let the general public see the facts for themselves and understand why we have chosen to move forward with the impeachment inquiry. What we heard today was astounding and devastating news for the president and anyone in the administration, really partaking. Frankly, this is devastating for the country."

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Poplar Hill Mansion hosts Yuletide Open House Dec 8 Featuring Newtown Holiday House Tour


Come to Poplar Hill Mansion for our annual Yuletide Open House on December 8, 2019 from 10:00-4:00 and get in the holiday spirit. See the beautiful floral decorations by the Four Seasons Garden Club throughout the first floor of the Mansion. Visit the second floor to see a Christmas Tree with over 1,500 ornaments, Christmas Village with trolley, and our Nutcracker Nursery featuring over 100 nutcrackers. Hear festive live Christmas music with local consort, Canzona Diversa and enjoy light refreshments. This event is being held in conjunction with the Newtown Holiday House Tour. Several homes throughout Newtown, Salisbury's oldest neighborhood, will be open to the public. The Holiday House Tour will run from 10:30-3:30 and tickets for the self-guided tour are $15.00, and can be purchased from PHM the day of the tour. Please consider bringing a non-perishable item for Joseph House. Just to visit Poplar Hill Mansion is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Call 410-749-1776 for more information.


Friends of Poplar Hill Mansion
Yuletide Open House
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Poplar Hill Mansion, 117 Elizabeth Street
Salisbury, MD. 21801
410 749 1776
www.poplarhillmansion.org
curator@poplarhillmansion.org

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Dem Senator: Believe in Climate Change Like a Religion

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii) on Tuesday called for liberal activists to believe in climate change as if it were a "religion."

Hirono said on Tuesday that liberals will need to show zeal for environmental issues if they are going to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020. At an event hosted by the Center for American Progress, Hirono told the audience to "Believe in climate change as though it's a religion, it's not, it's science."

"Get people out to vote, so that we can have people here who truly are committed to human rights, environmental rights," Hirono said at the event.

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ZING! Devin Nunes Reminds World That Schiff Tried to Get Naked Trump Photos with Russian “Olga Buzova”

Rep. Devin Nunes DESTROYED Democrats and Adam Schiff on Wednesday with an EXPLOSIVE opening statement in the Schiff impeachment show trials.

Nunes DESTROYED Schiff for his many, many lies during the Russian collusion and now the low-rent Ukrainian hoax.

And Nunes also brought up an old prank phone call in which House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff tells two Russian radio hosts posing as a Ukranian politician that he’d gladly accept nude photos of Trump with make-believe Russian prostitute “Olga Buzova.”

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Republicans Laugh at Schiff’s Outrageous Claim He Doesn’t Know Name of “Whistleblower”

Republicans House Members in the room for Wednesday’s Intelligence Committee public impeachment inquiry hearing laughed when committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) claimed he does not know the name of the whistleblower whose anonymous second-hand claim of misconduct by President Trump with regard to Ukraine instigated the partisan impeachment process by Democrats.

Schiff was challenged by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on whether Republicans would be allowed to question the whistleblower, saying Schiff knew their name and that Schiff’s staff had met with them. Schiff denied knowing the name.

The reaction by Republicans was reported by Alex Miller of Newsy, “Schiff says he doesn’t know the identity of the whistleblower, entire front row of republicans laugh.”

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Chuck Grassley: If the Inspector General Report on FISA Abuse Isn't Done Soon, We Know It's a Game

Former Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has been asking for weeks: Where is the Department of Justice Inspector General report about FISA abuse and the origins of the Russia probe?

The final version was supposed to be made public in June. It's now November. It's been reported Inspector General Michael Horowitz is working to get the report out before Thanksgiving, but we aren't holding our breathe.

The lengthy delay is raising questions among lawmakers about how the report may be edited and whether allies of James Comey at the FBI are involved.

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PIERS MORGAN: Democrats have put all their chips on impeaching Trump but they’ve forgotten the golden rule of warfare: never start a battle you can’t win

There have been many great generals in the annals of history, often with very different ideas of exactly how to wage war.

But there is one common principle that links them all.

‘If a battle can’t be won, don’t fight it,’ cautioned Sun Tzu, the revered Chinese warrior from 544-496 BC whose tactical treatise 'The Art of War' is now considered a masterpiece.

‘Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning,’ agreed Erwin Rommel, the Nazis’ most successful general in World War 2.

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The Islamic Trojan Horse

Many in the West today are grappling as to how Islam has been able to get a foothold in our society. We know of Islamists’ present-day means to get government officials to capitulate to their whims through lobbying and the mainstream media, presenting themselves as victims of the same Western society that has helped them. But how have they been able to acquire such political leverage? Apparently, there has been a willful lack of circumspection or foresightedness. Back in the 1970s, the late archbishop Marcel Lefebvre had said:
“As long as Muslims are an insignificant minority in a Christian country, they can live on friendly terms, because they accept the laws and customs of the country that receives them. But as soon as they become numerous and organize, they become aggressive and try to impose their laws, which are hostile to [Western] civilization.”
Protagonists such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar -- both supposed allies of the United States and the European Union -- have been able to forge or manipulate situations having politicians and the mainstream media to direct attention to military conflicts in the Middle East, such as Syria and Afghanistan, or by “exclusively” focusing on the Iranian regime as the principle source of terrorism. As Ayaan Hirsi Ali explained, because of the West’s obsession with terror, we have become blind to the broader threat of the dawa, (Islamic proselytizing): the ideology behind the terror attacks -- and what drives numerous Muslims to Islamize us. In other words, by leading us to believe that the threat of Islam is only in far-off distant lands, Islamists have been able to conceal their ultimate weapons of Islamization: exploitation of democracy and pluralism, immigration, and the multiplication of the progeny.

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PUBLIC IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS

William Taylor: I'm not 'a star witness' for Democrats

Ambassador William Taylor, the top diplomat in Ukraine, told Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan that he doesn't consider himself to be a "star witness" in the impeachment investigation into President Trump.

Taylor, 72, along with George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, testified on Wednesday in front of the House Intelligence Committee in what was the first public testimony in the investigation.

Jordan, who was placed on the committee last week so he could participate in the hearings, called Taylor the Democrat's "star witness" at the end of his questioning of the ambassador.

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GOP lawmakers live-tweet public impeachment hearings, try to discredit diplomats

As a pair of State Department officials testified before the House Intelligence Committee, House Republicans downplayed their relevance to the Democrat impeachment investigation into President Trump.

"Neither of these witnesses have any serious firsthand knowledge of the key events," Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina said Wednesday as the hearing played out on live television across the country. "Taylor didn't even speak to [Trump] during any of this. Kent admitted he had no firsthand info of any order from POTUS."

William Taylor, the Trump administration's top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent, both testified before the Democratic-controlled committee Wednesday morning.

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Philadelphia man allegedly used 11-month-old son as human shield during shooting

The father of an 11-month-old son in Philadelphia has been charged with recklessly endangering a child after he allegedly used the boy as a human shield against gunfire, according to prosecutors.

The toddler, Yaseem Munir Jenkins, was shot four times including once in the head and taken to the hospital in critical condition on Oct. 19.

Authorities said the boy was in the back of a car along with his father, Nafes Monroe, his stepmother and another man when shots rang out. They said Monroe was using his son as a human shield to thwart off a potential upset drug dealer, according to 6 ABC.

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Trump Surges with Women in Suburbs, Tops All Democrat Candidates in Large Donations

Women who live in America’s suburbs are supporting President Donald Trump’s re-election bid, says a new report at OpenSecrets.org, that shows Trump is benefiting from a surge in large-dollar donations from women in suburbs – more than any Democrat candidate.

While mainstream media are reporting some polls that suggest Trump is losing the support of women, the report by Open Secrets, part of the Center for Responsive Politics, shows the president has over 10,500 large-dollar contributions from women in suburbs, and has received $8,293,135 from them – the largest amount than any of the Democrat 2020 candidates.

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'Indisposed due to illness': Ruth Bader Ginsburg absent from Supreme Court

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed oral arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

She is "indisposed due to illness," Chief Justice John Roberts said at the start of proceedings. She intended to participate in the consideration of the cases by reading briefs and transcripts, Roberts added.

Ginsburg, 86, is the oldest member of the court and the anchor of its liberal bloc. She has survived four bouts of cancer. If she were to die or retire, President Trump would have the opportunity to appoint a third justice to the high court, potentially cementing a 6-3 conservative majority for decades to come.

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Nunues Rips Schiff's Behavior

Worcester Enrollment Projections Raise School Crowding Concerns

BERLIN – When Berlin officials approved plans for the addition of apartments to the Purnell Crossing development, residents were quick to question the impact they would have on local schools. They worried enrollment, which seems to always be on the rise, would increase dramatically between the apartments under construction on Seahawk Road and those planned for Old Ocean City Boulevard.

“The world is about to bear down on this part of the Eastern Shore and we’re just not prepared,” Berlin resident Jeff Smith said.

In the last five years, enrollment in Worcester County Public Schools (WCPS) has increased 2%. While the rise in students overall is slight, north end schools have seen a bit more growth, with a 3% increase in enrollment. A close look at Berlin, however, shows that enrollment at Buckingham Elementary School has increased 14% between 2014 and 2018. A student body of 487 students in 2014 grew to 556 in 2018.

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UC Berkeley instructor calls rural Americans 'bad people' who deserve 'uncomfortable' lives

A UC Berkeley graduate student and instructor took to Twitter to shame "rural Americans" and those who aren't "pro-city."

Jackson Kernion, who has reportedly taught at least 11 philosophy courses at the California university, made the comments last Wednesday.

"I unironically embrace the bashing of rural Americans," Kernion wrote in a now-deleted tweet. "They, as a group, are bad people who have made bad life decisions...and we should shame people who aren't pro-city."

Kernion started going after rural citizens, saying they should have higher health care, pay more in taxes and be forced to live an "uncomfortable" life for rejecting "efficient" city life, Campus Reform reported.

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Trump: Open Borders Threatens the Wage Gains of America’s Lowest-Income Workers

President Donald Trump touted the wage gains for Americans in the lowest income brackets, adding that that the open borders policies of the Democratic Party threaten those gains.

“Since the election, real wages have gone up 3.2 percent for the median American worker,” Trump said in a speech Tuesday to the Economic Club of New York. “But for the bottom income group, real wages are soaring. A number that has never happened before. Nine percent.”

Wage gains for those near the bottom of America’s economic ladder have been particularly strong this year. The lowest-paid Americans saw weekly earnings rise by more than 5 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, according to a quarterly survey of households produced by the Labor Department. Workers with less than a high-school diploma saw their wages grow nearly 6 percent.

“That may mean you make a couple of bucks less in your companies,” Trump said. “And you know what? That’s okay. This is a great thing for our country. When you talk about equality. This is a great thing for our country.”

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Maryland Popeyes customer attacked by six juveniles, police say

Six juveniles in black hoods attacked a man in his 50s at a Popeyes restaurant in Silver Spring on Tuesday night, Maryland police said.

The incident continued a wave of violent incidents linked to the fast-food chain since it added a popular chicken sandwich item to its menu.

Police told WUSA-TV of Washington that the man’s wife called to report her husband had been assaulted inside the restaurant, suffering a cut lip.

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https://www.foxnews.com/us/maryland-popeyes-customer-attacked-by-six-juveniles-police-say 

Hillary Says She’s ‘Under Enormous Pressure’ To Run For President, But Doesn’t Say From Who

Hillary Clinton refused to rule out a 2020 presidential run Monday, and said she is “under enormous pressure” to do so.

“As I say, never, never, never say never,” Clinton said in an interview with BBC Radio 5 when she was asked about a future presidential bid.

Clinton’s remarks will no doubt fuel speculation that the failed 2016 presidential candidate will jump into a crowded Democratic field in hopes of challenging President Donald Trump.

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Missing Pet In Salisbury


Joe our cat Boots has not been seen since late Monday night. He is missing from the Presidents Neighborhood area (College Ave, Eastern Shore Dr., Snow Hill Rd.) We took him in in May he is approx 8 mos old. He is a striped male gray & white with a little tan around his face. Very friendly will come to anyone. Please help us locate him call 410-251-5788. 

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Frederick County Democrats Take Confederate Ride

Red Maryland has learned that Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner and Frederick County Councilman Jerry Donald rode in a parade yesterday in a vehicle with Confederate emblems.

Gardner and Donald, both Democrats, took their ride at the Brunswick Veterans Parade held on Sunday. Sources shared with Red Maryland photos of both Gardner and Donald riding in the back of a truck that had both a Sons of Confederate Veterans license plate and a second confederate sticker on the truck. Based on their placement, it would be impossible for either to avoid noticing the emblems on the truck.

As noted above, the truck also had a National Rifle Association sticker on it as well.

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2019 WYC Toys 4 Tots Christmas Boat Parade

The 32nd Annual Wicomico Yacht Club Toys 4 Tots Christmas boat parade will be held Saturday November 30th 2019. 

This year's parade has a revised itinerary. The decorated fleet will assemble at the Port Of Salisbury Marina and depart from downtown Salisbury at 5:30 PM. The illuminated boats will make 2 passes thru the downtown harbor area from Chesapeake Shipbuilders past Brew River and turning around at the West Main St drawbridge.

Immediately afterwards the parade of boats will head down river passing Upper Ferry about 6:45 and arriving at the Wicomico Yacht Club around 7:45.

Spectators will be able to view the lighted boats anyplace along the
Wicomico River from downtown Salisbury all the way to the Wicomico Creek.

Once again Wicomico Yacht Club will be collecting gifts & toys to benefit Toys 4 Tots. Anyone who would like to contribute to the collection effort may do so by giving items to any WYC member, dropping donated toys & gifts at the WYC clubhouse, or giving donated items to parade participants on their boats prior to the parade leaving the Port Of Salisbury Marina. 


We welcome all boaters who would like to participate in the parade.  For additional information please call 410-651-2110 Ext 313, 410-430-2282 or email the club at wicomicoyachtclub@hotmail.com. 

The grounds and club house of Wicomico Yacht Club will be open to the public for anyone who would like to view the parades arrival back at the club. 

All donations collected will be given to the Toys 4 Tots representatives as soon as the boats arrive at WYC.

Wicomico Yacht Club
3346 Yacht Club Rd
Eden, MD 21822
410 219 5248

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Comrade Elrich’s Kirwan Plan: Government Run Pot Stores

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich (D) this past week told a community forum that to pay for the Kirwan Commission’s $ 4 billion educational spending recommendations, the state should legalize and control the sale of marijuana.[i] According to Bethesda Beat, Elrich’s vision includes the state government controlling marijuana dispensaries, much like how the county government operates its liquor stores.

Among the many, many problems with Elrich’s proposal for paying for Kirwan, the county-run liquor stores actually lose money.

According to a more detailed financial analysis recently completed for the County Council, the liquor monopoly’s net profit is entirely due to its wholesale warehouse operation. The County’s retail operation, its twenty-five stores with a monopoly on selling hard liquor, in fact, loses money. The loss is about $5 million a year.

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Conservative Supreme Court justices seem ready to allow Trump to end DACA

A closely divided Supreme Court on Tuesday grappled with whether to allow the Trump administration to bring an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

After more than an hour of arguments, the court’s conservative wing of the bench appeared ready to side with President Trump in his efforts to rescind the program, which was started under President Barack Obama in 2012 and provides legal protections for young immigrants.

The dispute is one of the most closely watched of the Supreme Court’s blockbuster term, and hanging in the balance is the fate of 700,000 Dreamers, the name given to those brought to the United States illegally as children and shielded from the threat of deportation. A decision by the court is expected by the end of June, in the heart of the 2020 presidential campaign.

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Maya Cummings Stands By Gov. Hogan "Dog Whistle, White Nationalist" Comment

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, widow of Maryland 7th District Rep. Elijah Cummings, announced on Monday she will run for the seat held by her late husband.

During a campaign kickoff event Tuesday, Cummings stood by March statements in which she said Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, outed himself as a "dog whistle white nationalist."

"He outed himself as a dog whistle white nationalist because he said Ronald Reagan was his mentor,” she said. “Since [his presidency], we’ve learned Reagan called black people monkeys."

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America's largest milk producer files for bankruptcy

Dean Foods, America's biggest milk producer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday. Following the surge in popularity of milk alternatives in recent years, the company's sales have plummeted.

The Dallas-based company is responsible for some of the country's most recognizable brands, including DairyPure, Friendly's and Land O'Lakes. It said in a press release that it plans to use the bankruptcy process to continue running its business, address debt, and pay currently unfunded pensions to its employees.

The 94-year-old company also announced that it plans to look for a buyer. It is in talks with Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., a national milk marketing cooperative owned by thousands of farmers, regarding a potential sale.

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UPDATED: ‘Retraumatizing and invasive’: College newspaper apologizes for failing to make students ‘feel safe’

The student newspaper of one of the most prominent journalism schools in the country apologized for its coverage of a recent visit to campus by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The Daily Northwestern, the newspaper of Northwestern University, sent a reporter to cover Sessions’s address to the College Republicans and another reporter to cover student activists who objected to the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrants, protesting the speech.

In a lengthy editorial on Saturday, the leaders of the newspaper said their coverage “harmed” students because it included photos of the protest.

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Maryland State Police Arrest Two Suspects In Salisbury Stabbing

(SALISBURY, MD) – Maryland State Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred late Tuesday evening in Wicomico County

The suspects, Christopher Wolcott, 29, of Mardela Springs, Maryland and Desiree Duncan, 42, of Salisbury, Maryland, are charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, attempted armed robbery and theft of less than $100. Both suspects were taken for processing at central booking.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack were dispatched to the 900 block of West Road in Salisbury, Maryland on a report of a stabbing. The victim, a 56-year-old male, was located by troopers and transported by ambulance to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

Due to the nature of the incident, Criminal Enforcement Lower Shore was contacted to take over the investigation. Wolcott and Duncan were located in the area of Substation Road, where the stabbing is believed to have taken place. The suspects were taken into custody and transported to the Salisbury Barrack for questioning before being charged.

The case remains under investigation.

Greta Thunberg to set sail back to Europe sooner than expected

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg plans to set sail from Virginia for Spain Wednesday after the venue for United Nations-sponsored climate talks were moved from Chile due to political unrest.

The 16-year-old arrived in the United States in August after sailing across the Atlantic on a racing boat from Plymouth, England.

Since then, she has traveled around the country advocating for climate change awareness and action.

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https://www.foxnews.com/politics/greta-thunberg-to-set-sail-back-to-europe-wednesday-sooner-than-expected? 

ABC And CBS Remain Silent On Allegedly Colluding To Fire The Wrong Whistleblower

ABC News and CBS News have remained silent since reports suggested the networks colluded to fire a woman who said she was not responsible for a leaked video.

ABC anchor Amy Robach was caught on camera suggesting that ABC killed her interview with dead alleged child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, according to a video Project Veritas released on Nov. 5.

CBS fired newly hired producer Ashley Bianco, a former ABC employee, on Nov. 6 after ABC executives allegedly contacted the network, believing she had accessed the leaked Robach footage, journalist Yashar Ali previously reported. Journalist Megyn Kelly interviewed the woman, who denied any involvement in the leak, on Nov. 8.

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Parking continues to present problems

Parking remains one of the most contentious issues across college campuses today.

Who can park where, how much parking is available and what is being done are questions that many students have.

Salisbury University is no exception.

Last Tuesday, students had a chance to participate in a Parking and Transportation Town Hall and voice their concerns over the parking situation.

Increased fines for improper parking on campus have contributed significantly to the unrest among students who may be expected on campus for meetings or appointments, as explained by Student Government Association Junior Speaker of Senate David McCreary.

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As dusk comes earlier and earlier, the problem only exacerbates itself. The parking lots and garage have been the sites of assaults and burglaries in the past.

‘No question’: Bernie Sanders says Ocasio-Cortez would play a role in his White House

Bernie Sanders claimed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would “play a very, very important role” in his administration if he becomes president.

During an interview with ABC News, Sanders, 78, explained that he believes Ocasio-Cortez is one of the most accomplished freshman members in Congress.

“I don’t know of any person — I’ve been in Congress for a few years — who in the course of less than one year, she’s been in office for less than one year, who’s had more of an impact in American politics as a freshman member of Congress than she has,” said Sanders.

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Dem Operative Alexandra Chalupa Who Worked with Eric Ciaramella in Creation of Trump-Russia Hoax Says She’s “Itching” to Testify Before Schiff Show Trial

The Mueller special counsel was launched based on a fraudulent Trump-Russia dossier with links back to the Ukrainian operatives.

As we reported in December 2018, Ukrainian embassy official Andrii Telizhenko was approached by DNC operative Alexandra Chalupa in early 2016.

Chalupa wanted dirt on candidate Trump and his campaign manager Paul Manafort. The Ukrainian embassy in Washington DC worked CLOSELY with the DNC operative Chalupa.

Chalupa told Andrii she wanted Russian “dirt” on the Trump campaign.

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WCSO Press Releases - Nov. 12, 2019

Incident: Driving Revoked / Attempt to Flee
Date of Incident: 10 November 2019
Location: Beaglin Park Drive, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Nicholas D. Lopez, 21, Bivalve, MD
Narrative: On 10 November 2019 at 5:38 PM, a deputy attempted to strop a vehicle operated by Nicholas Lopez for erratic driving and crossing the center line. As Lopez pulled to a stop, he jumped from the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. The deputy caught up with and quickly detained Lopez before he got too far.
The deputy discovered that Lopez’s privilege to drive a vehicle was both suspended and revoked and Lopez stated that he attempted to tun away because he feared going to jail.
The deputy transported Lopez to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Lopez on a $3,000 unsecured bond.
Charges: Attempt to Flee and Elude by Fleeing on Foot, Driving Suspended, Driving Revoked


Stuart and Starns
Incident: Possession of Crack Cocaine
Date of Incident: 11 November 2019
Location: Rt. 50, Parsonsburg, MD

Suspects:  
  • Jeffery McKinley Stuart, 57, Pittsville, MD
  • Brittany Nicole Starns, 30, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 11 November 2019 a deputy stopped a vehicle driven by Jeffery Stuart after observing that Stuart did not have his headlights on in a mandatory headlight zone of Rt. 50. During the stop, a WCSO Drug K9 team arrived and scanned the vehicle for the presence of the odor of illegal drugs. Following a positive alert by the K9, the deputy began a search of the vehicle and recovered what was identified as crack cocaine. During a search of Stuart’s passenger, Brittany Starns, it was discovered that Starns had hidden a smoking device in her underwear.
The deputy placed both Stuart and Starns under arrest and transported them to the Central Booking Unit where they were processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the District Court Commissioner released Starns on Personal Recognizance while releasing Stuart on an unsecured bond of $20,000.00.
Charges: Possession of Crack Cocaine


Smith, Heather
Incident: Possession of Crack Cocaine
Date of Incident: 11 November 2019
Location: Old Ocean City Rd at Main Street, Pittsville, MD
Suspect: Heather A. Smith, 32, Pittsville, MD
Narrative: On 11 November 2019 a deputy stopped a vehicle on Old Ocean City Road after observing the vehicle traveling unusually slow and impeding the flow of regular traffic. Upon contacting the two occupants, the deputy observed they were both overtly nervous in the presence of the uniformed deputy. During an investigation into the occupant’s activities, the deputy requested the passenger Heather Smith to step from the vehicle. It was at this point the deputy noticed that Smith was visibly shaking as she exited the car. During the subsequent encounter, the deputy recovered a smoking device, crack cocaine and other related paraphernalia from Smith.   SBYNEWS
The deputy placed Smith under arrest and transported her to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Smith on Personal Recognizance.
Charges: Possession of Crack Cocaine

John Durham interviewed Australian diplomat whose tip prompted Trump-Russia investigation

U.S. Attorney John Durham reportedly interviewed the Australian diplomat whose tip about George Papadopoulos effectively started the counterintelligence investigation into President Trump's campaign in July 2016.

Alexander Downer, who was Australia's high commissioner to the United Kingdom up until last year, met with Durham's team last month in London and is said to have told investigators he was not part of a conspiratorial plot to undermine Trump, according to the Australian.

Under the supervision of Attorney General William Barr, Durham is conducting an investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, examining the conduct of the Justice Department, FBI, and intelligence community. Last month, Durham shifted his administrative review to a criminal investigation that allows his team the power to impanel a grand jury and hand down indictments.

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Judicial Watch Obtains Emails Disputing Hillary Clinton’s Claim

Judicial Watch announced that it has received from the U.S. Department of Justice 119 pages of records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) revealing that, after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statement denying the transmission of classified information over her non-secure email system, former FBI official Peter Strzok sent an email to FBI officials citing “three [Clinton email] chains” containing (C) [classified] portion marks in front of paragraphs.”

The records containing emails from Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page also reveal senior FBI officials’ concerns over articles written about the “tarmac meeting” between former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Strzok specifically cited a CBS News report terming the meeting “shocking, absolutely shocking,” and adding that, “the appearance of impropriety is just stunning.”

The document production came in response to Judicial Watch’s January 24, 2018, lawsuit.

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Judicial Watch Sues for Documents on Obama/UN Effort to Undermine Elected Government in Guatemala

Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State Department for communications among U.S. and Guatemalan officials regarding the of International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG, its acronym in Spanish).

Judicial Watch filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the State Department failed to comply with May and August 2018 FOIA requests for records of communications and meetings between the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and CICIG’s Commissioner Iván Velásquez Gómez; any representative of CICIG; as well as other Guatemalan officials. Judicial Watch also seeks records of communications of State Department officials, including Ambassador Todd Robinson, with Velásquez and others related to CICIG (Judicial Watch Inc. v U.S. Department of State (No.1:19-cv-00968)).

The U.N.’s CICIG was formed in December 2006 and given the mission of strengthening the rule of law in Guatemala but has been embroiled in controversy and was reportedly politicizing the judiciary:

CICIG says it is in Guatemala merely to “support” the attorney general in her work “identifying and dismantling” criminal networks and is not involved in politics. But an academic analysis of CICIG by Jonatán Lemus, a Francisco Marroquín University political science professor, suggests otherwise. Mr. Lemus observes that “CICIG has also been criticized for the very same reasons others have praised it: becoming a player in judicial appointments, proposing some controversial reforms to the Guatemalan constitution, and the use of televised conferences to shift the public in its favor. From this perspective, instead of strengthening Guatemalan institutions, the Commission is making national institutions dependent on its assistance.”

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Dems Don't Know What They're Talking About

The Death Throes Of A Party: Is Pelosi Planning To Shaft Schiff?

Is it possible that Rep. Adam Schiff was hung out to dry by the devious Ms. Pelosi, feeding his vanity to be a one-man impeachment wrecking crew, knowing that the congressman from Hollywood would utterly blow it? Hmmmmm. Begins to look that way as Mr. Schiff’s House Intel Committee goes public this Wednesday with its soviet-style format on full display.

Well, first, why? Why allow this nitwit to stage an ersatz impeachment only to see it fail? Perhaps to cancel the Jacobin menace metastasizing in the Democratic Party and get on with the business of winning the 2020 elections — with old-school candidates hand-picked to end-run the gang of fantasists currently on display.

The House Speaker must sniff the odor of failure in the wind.

Joe Biden, smiling cretinously, blunders through the primary venues with a big red “L” plastered on his forehead, often uncertain of what state he’s landed in, or what direction to face the camera. Everybody over twelve in this land knows that his kid Hunter was on the grift in Ukraine, plain and simple, and that Joe assisted in the operation. Color him toast.

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MSNBC's Joy Reid dismisses Thanksgiving as 'problematic' 'food holiday,' mocks Trump supporters

MSNBC's liberal weekend host Joy Reid diminished Thanksgiving as a "food holiday" with a "problematic" history and also mocked Trump supporters whom her viewers may encounter at the dinner table in the coming weeks.

"We are just over two weeks away from one of the most beloved American food holidays. Thanksgiving, where problematic actual history meets delicious cuisine," Reid started the segment on Saturday morning, "and many will be heading home to spend time with family and friends, eat a little too much and perhaps engage in a dreaded, contentious political debate with your cranky Uncle Roscoe when he starts yelling, 'read the transcript!' at the dinner table between bites of turkey and pumpkin pie."

The "AM Joy" host explained to her audience that she would tell them "everything you need to understand about impeachment" so her viewers could "easily explain" the ongoing political firestorm to "Uncle Roscoe and Auntie Carol."

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THE GLOBALISTS HAVE DECLARED WAR ON YOUR SAVINGS

When any one of the plethora of bubbles burst – pick your poison – and the next financial crisis impacts Wall Street and Main Street, how will the central banks and federal governments react? They have fired all their unconventional rounds of bullets, from subzero interest rates to vast money-printing. One other proposal could conceivably be giving your deposits a haircut, much like what occurred in Cyprus following the recession. This dyspeptic vision is not hyperbole nor is it paranoia – the tariffs have raised the price of tinfoil! It is unfolding right now as our globalist overlords are executing, or at least entertaining, fiscal and monetary measures to confiscate your wealth – directly or indirectly.
PLUGGING HOLES IN SWISS CHEESE

Switzerland is one of the few European nations to record a federal budget surplus. The budget for the fiscal year 2020 will record a $615 million surplus, despite imposing pension and tax reforms that slashed revenues and raised spending. The Swiss government is handcuffed by a so-called debt brake, a balanced-budget amendment that mandates the budget to be in balance throughout the business cycle. This policy has decreased the debt-to-gross domestic product ratio to nearly 25%.

Although national debt levels are still at multi-decade highs, the fact that the government is taking red ink seriously should be music to the ears of fiscal conservatives. But to others, it is headache-inducing.

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NOI 11-9-2019 Wicomico Accidental Apartment Brookridge Dr Salisbury

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NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

Date: 11/9/2019
Time:  5:37 pm
Location / Address: 410 Brookridge Drive, Salisbury Wicomico County
Type of Incident:  Fire
Description of Structure / Property: Two story apartment building
Owner / Occupants: Owner: Milford Twilley, Occupant: Fenold Papaix
Injuries or Deaths: None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure:  $5000                      Contents: $1000
Smoke Alarm Status: Present Activated
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None
Arrests(s):  None
Primary Responding Fire Department: Salisbury
# of Alarms:  1     # Of Firefighters: 15
Time to Control: 10 mins
Discovered By:  Occupant
Area of Origin:  Second floor bedroom
Preliminary Cause: Accidental - child fire play 

ICE officers in Va. capture unlawfully present Guatemalan man released by Montgomery County, Md.

WASHINGTON – Today, officers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Washington field office arrested Luis Fredy Hernandez Morales, 48, at his residence in Springfield, Va. Hernandez was charged on Nov. 5 by the Montgomery County District Court with sexual abuse of a minor.
Hernandez was released by Montgomery County Detention Center (MCDC) despite a detainer lodged by immigration officials on Nov. 5. The detainer was not honored, and Hernandez was released on bond on Nov. 6.
“We are committed to protecting our communities from the depraved acts of offenders with or without the support of local law enforcement agencies, but this case shows how the noncooperation policies of one jurisdiction can have serious public safety impacts on its neighbors” said Washington Field Office Director Russell Hott.
This arrest is the latest in a continuing list of public safety threats Montgomery County, MD has released into the community rather than allow a lawful transfer into ICE custody.
Under the Immigration and Nationality Act as passed by Congress, ICE detainers, removal orders issued by federal immigration judges, and ICE immigration enforcement in general, is conducted under civil law. The “judicial warrant” demanded by advocacy groups applies to criminal cases and does not exist for civil law matters.
However, for every detainer ICE issues the agency also provides an accompanying administrative warrant, or a warrant of removal along with the detainer, which is the warrant that does exist for matters governed under civil law.