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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Weird New Kinds Of Cocaine Could Start A “Hidden Epidemic” Of Health Threats

A hidden epidemic of chronic disease — organ failure, leaky blood vessels, and “flesh eating” infections — might threaten cocaine and meth users in coming years because of increasing signs of dangerous adulterants in illicit drugs, analysts warn.

That’s worrisome because cocaine use is up 47% since its low point in 2011, with 2.2% of people over the age of 12 reporting they have snorted or smoked it in the last year. US cocaine and methamphetamine overdose deaths have also roughly tripled in the last five years, according to the CDC. (Methamphetamine overdoses killed 12,987 people last year, and cocaine overdoses killed another 15,699.)

The increases in deaths from these stimulant drugs have been obscured by an even larger number of deaths from opioids: mostly painkiller pills, heroin, or illicit fentanyl. More than 40,000 people died of opioid overdoses in 2018, a slight decline from the previous year, which remarkably led to the first decline in total US overdose deaths in 28 years.



Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto spoke to Euractiv’s Croatian edition mainly about migration and EU affairs.

Speaking of migration, Szijjarto reminded that “we have had a massive influx of illegal migrants in 2015, and since then there have been 33 terrorist attacks conducted on the EU territory. The attacks committed by people with a migrant background were responsible for 330 victims that have been killed since then.” The minister warned that “there are 35 million people in our immediate neighborhood ready to come to Europe very soon.”

According to Szijjarto, the EU should primarily be focused on securing its borders.

He said that the debate about the Spitzenkandidat system “has much deeper meaning, because there are two basic approaches when it comes to the structure and the future of the EU. One approach claims that the EU should be a supranational institution; the United States of Europe, with strong Brussels and weak member states. The other states believe that the biggest power should be given to sovereign nations, thus, they perceive the EU as the integration of sovereign countries.”


Time for Plan B

Salisbury MSP Press Release 7-31-19 (Hit and Run)

Tens of Thousands of Water Bottles Intended for Hurricane Victims Were Found in Puerto Rico Field

Tens of thousands of water bottles meant for survivors of the two hurricanes that pummeled Puerto Rico in 2017 have been found sitting unopened and expired on a private estate.

Aerial images from the news agency AFP show fields covered in piles of water bottles, many packaged in giant bundles that look like they were never opened. AFP said the site is about 25 miles west of San Juan.

A spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency told AFP the water bottles had been sent to Puerto Rico as part of relief efforts after Hurricane Maria in September 2017, which destroyed much of the United States territory and, by some estimates, killed nearly 3,000 people. The storm hit just two weeks after Hurricane Irma skirted the island, causing widespread damage and power outages.


Judges Seated by Trump Begin to Transform ‘9th Circus’

The Trump administration gained a rare victory this summer in the most unlikely of venues—the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is widely viewed as the most liberal federal appeals court.

One big reason: President Donald Trump’s appointments to the 9th Circuit have moved it closer to ideological balance.

The court, long known for being both liberal and among the most overturned circuits, has been a thorn in Trump’s side, ruling against the president multiple times, mostly on immigration policies.

The confirmation of Trump nominee Daniel Bress in July gave the president his seventh judge on the court. It also brought the once lopsided appeals court to 16 Democrat appointees and 12 Republican appointees, with one remaining vacancy.


While Colleges Spend Hundreds Of Millions On Diversity Offices, A Majority Of Students Report Zero Or Negative Impact

Sixty-seven percent of college students polled at major universities who were familiar with their school’s diversity office said those offices either have no impact or a negative impact on their experience, an exclusive poll conducted for the Daily Caller by the College Pulse reveals.

Of the 3001 college students surveyed, 19 percent report they are aware of a diversity administrator and believe this administrator has positively impacted their college experience. 98 percent of the top 200 universities in America employ a diversity officer.

These universities are now spending hundreds of millions of dollars on diversity, as college tuitions rise steadily.

No employees were dedicated to diversity in 2003 at the University of Michigan, for example. Now, 93 people are employed by Michigan’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, receiving a combined $10.6 million in annual salaries, according to AEI scholar and Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Michigan Mark Perry. In 2016, the University of Michigan announced an $85 million investment to transform diversity culture on campus, including a $10 million multicultural student center, a new program to help freshmen navigate cultural differences, and outreach programs to recruit more diverse students, faculty, and staff.


Donald Trump urges America to 'get smart' after two Somali refugees are caught trying to fly from Arizona to Egypt to join ISIS

Donald Trump urged America to 'get smart' after two Somali refugees were arrested for trying to join ISIS - threatening to reignite his feud with Ilhan Omar, herself a former Somali refugee.

The President highlighted a case in Arizona where two young men told an undercover FBI agent that they wanted to 'achieve martyrdom' in the Middle East.

One plotter allegedly called for 'another 9/11' and said: 'I want to be the beheading guy.'

The two were arrested on Friday at Tuscon International Airport after checking into a flight for Egypt, where they allegedly planned to join ISIS.

Trump's intervention comes just two weeks after he told Rep. Omar and her firebrand left-wing colleagues to 'go back' to their supposed home countries, prompting his supporters to chant 'send her back' at one of the President's rallies.



Antifa is preparing for a violent 10-day siege on the southern border in El Paso, Texas, in an effort to “shut down” Immigration and Customs Enforcement and open the border to illegals.

Journalist Andy Ngo, who was brutally attacked by Antifa in Portland, Oregon, last month, showed flyers Antifa is using to promote their effort for September, featuring images of ICE agents being murdered with bow and arrows and firebombs while anarchists bomb an ICE facility and southern border wall to let illegals flow into the U.S.

“Antifa is leading a ‘Border Resistance‘ militancy training tour that will converge on a 10-day siege in El Paso, TX,” Ngo tweeted Monday.

“The promotional image shows border enforcement officers being killed & government property fired bombed. Organizers asking for ‘white comrades’ to pay for others.”



Gun control talking points from 2020 Democrat candidates are filled with vague statements and non-specific terminology used to confuse voters who are uneducated when it comes to firearms and gun culture.

For example, “high-capacity magazines,” “assault weapons” and “common sense” gun control are buzzwords frequently thrown out by Democrat politicians to demonize firearms.

Remember, when a Democrat says “assault weapons” or “weapons of war,” they mean semiautomatic weapons which include everything from AR-15s to hunting rifles and handguns.


How to Tell if a Trump Supporter Is Racist

Every non-liberal leftist — that is, nearly every Democrat running for president, New York Times and Washington Post columnist, CNN and MSNBC host, and your left-wing brother-in-law — labels every Trump supporter and, of course, President Donald Trump, a “racist.”

And they don’t stop there. Leftists don’t only label the half of the country that supports the president “racist,” they label all whites and America itself “racist.” If your son or daughter attends or recently attended an American university, it is close to certain he or she was repeatedly told that America and all whites are racist. According to the left, whites are divided between those who admit they are racist and those who don’t admit it.

Every conservative and many liberals know this is a big lie. The great question is: Do leftists believe it? It is impossible to know. But this we do know: If you repeat something often enough, and if your Weltanschauung (worldview) and that which gives your life meaning are dependent upon believing something, you will eventually believe it.


U.S. Soccer Releases ‘Fact Sheet’ Showing Women’s Team Actually LOST Millions Yet Was Still Paid More Than Men’s Team

The President of the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) released a “fact sheet” Monday night alleging that, contrary to claims made as part of a lawsuit, the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) actually lost the federation millions of dollars. Despite this, the president claimed, women soccer players still out-earned their male counterparts.

Every four years, when the Women’s soccer World Cup is in the news, we are told that the women’s team is paid less than the men’s team. The claim is used as a rallying cry in the demand for equal pay, even though athletes and other entertainers have vastly different pay structures than average Americans.

Still, we are told the women’s team is discriminated against because of their gender because they are paid less than the men’s team. Earlier this year, the women’s team filed a lawsuit against the USSF alleging pay discrimination. In June, the women’s team released information alleging they brought in more revenue for USSF than the men’s team. The difference was slight — $50.8 million to $49.9 million — but it was enough to cast doubt on those saying the women’s team doesn’t bring in as much revenue as the men’s team.


The Fix Was in from the Start for Hillary's 'Exoneration,' Immunity Agreements with Aides Suggest

The American Center for Law and Justice finally got some satisfaction from its numerous FOIA requests to the Department of Justice. It took a specific court order from a federal judge to release long-secret documents that might raise a few eyebrows among those who are still interested in matters pertaining to Hillary Clinton's aides and the former secretary of state's missing emails.

The ACLJ has obtained the DOJ’s infamous immunity agreements with Hillary Clinton’s top aides Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson – documents previously unreleased to the public and which include the DOJ attempting to enter an agreement not to comply with the requirements of FOIA, and which confirm it agreed to “dispose” of evidence, including Mills’ and Samuelson’s “culling laptops” which contained all of the missing emails from Hilary Clinton’s private homebrew server.
The immunity agreements signed by Mills and Samuelson are, to say the least, overly generous to their legal interests:
As we have advised you, we consider Cheryl Mills to be a witness based on the information gathered to date in this investigation. We understand that Cheryl Mills is willing to voluntarily provide the Mills Laptop to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, if the United States agrees not to use any information directly obtained from the Mills Laptop in any prosecution of Cheryl Mills for the mishandling of classified information and/or the removal or destruction of records as described below.


President Trump has declared the left’s witch hunt against him officially over after a federal judge dismissed the DNC’s lawsuit against his 2016 campaign team by saying the DNC’s argument was “entirely divorced” from the facts.

Additionally, the judge said the accused members of Trump’s team “did not participate in any wrongdoing in obtaining the materials in the first place.”

Trump immediately responded to the ruling on Twitter.


Organizers pull plug on Woodstock 50 at Merriweather Post

The 50th-anniversary Woodstock festival, which had been set to come to the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, after having fallen through in two New York State sites, has been canceled.

“We are saddened that a series of unforeseen setbacks has made it impossible to put on a festival we imagined with the great line-up we had booked and the social engagement we were anticipating,” festival organizer Michael Lang, a co-founder of the original Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, said in a statement Wednesday.

The shows were going to be held Aug. 16-18, and were designed to raise awareness and money for HeadCount, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing voter registration and participation that works mainly at music festivals.

Lang encouraged “artists and agents, who all have been fully paid, to donate 10% of their fees to HeadCount or causes of their choice in the spirit of peace.”


Jeffrey Epstein Risks Being Killed by 'Powerful People,' Lawyer Warns

A lawyer, who represented Jeffrey Epstein's victims over a decade ago, has warned that the pedophile billionaire's "life is definitely in jeopardy" in prison, as he risks being killed by "powerful people."

Attorney Spencer Kuvin, who represented three women during the criminal proceedings against Epstein, fears the Clinton-linked financier may not live to see his trial for child sex trafficking charges.

Last week, Epstein was reportedly found injured on the floor of his jail cell, which was believed to be the result of either "attempted suicide or assault," although any details have yet to be confirmed.


Bailouts for Pensions -- ‘Through No Fault of Their Own’

On July 18, former House Speaker John Boehner and former Rep. Joe Crowley appeared together on “Fox Business” to talk with Neil Cavuto about America’s failing multiemployer pension plans (video). Boehner said there are ten million folks enrolled in such pension plans, and Crowley spoke of a looming “crisis.”

On June 19, The Hill ran “Taxpayers, businesses will also lose if pensions go bust” by Bradley Blakeman, who claims America has upwards of 300 multiemployer pension plans in danger of failing:
This problem is unprecedented. As the U.S. Chamber of Commerce noted in a 2018 report on the topic, “the sheer number and size of plans headed toward [insolvency] during the next decade present the system with challenges of a size and scope never before seen.”

Employers cannot leave these plans without making massive payouts or declaring bankruptcy. The result is they remain on the hook for making payments for pensions likely to collapse anyway, putting them at a competitive disadvantage. And if the plan goes belly up? It could be even worse for companies, as they could be assessed an immediate withdrawal liability or subjected to minimum funding rules that could drive them out of business.


Democrat Politician Ibraheem Samirah Who Screamed at Trump About His Deported Father – Forgets to Mention His Ties to Hamas

Democrat Delegate Ibraheem Samirah stood and screamed at President Trump today during his historic Jamestown speech.

Ibraheem held up a sign that says, “Reunite my family.”

President Trump was interrupted by a Democrat member of Virginia’s House of Delegates during a speech Tuesday marking the 400th anniversary of the first meeting of the Virginia legislature in Jamestown in 1619–the first representative legislative assembly in the Western Hemisphere.

Democrat Ibraheem Samirah stood near the front of the stage facing the audience, holding several signs strung together and yelling, “Mr. President, you can’t send us back, Virginia is our home!” Supporters of the President booed and chanted, “Trump! Trump! Trump!”

The messages on the signs read, “Go Back to Your Corrupted Home”, “Deport Hate” and “Reunite My Family And All Shattered by Systemic Discrimination”.


Study: Baltimore’s Murder Rate Outpaces Central America’s Most Dangerous Countries

The murder rate of Baltimore, Maryland, is set to continue to be higher than Central America’s most dangerous countries, analysis finds.

Research by Princeton Policy Advisors’ Steven Kopits reveals that Baltimore has long had a higher murder rate than the most crime-ridden nations of Central America, where thousands of migrants flee from every year.

Based on the current rate of murders in Baltimore, Kopits projects that Baltimore’s murder rate for 2019 will come in at about 56 murders per 100,000 people — making it more than twice as dangerous as the country of Guatemala.

To date, there have been nearly 200 murders in Baltimore since the beginning of the year.


Warren Campaign Fellowship Applicants: It Was a ‘Great Scam’

Applicants to a volunteer fellowship on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D., Mass) presidential campaign have called the program a "great scam," claiming that operation exploits unpaid members of Warren's team.

In a report from the Daily Beast, two young men who had applied to volunteer for Warren's campaign complained that the Senator's image of a trust-busting champion of worker's rights against exploitative corporations does not match the way her own campaign is run. The applicants told the Daily Beast that they were pushed to take unpaid positions over paid ones, that they were deceived about the possibility of financial assistance and that they were asked to sign irregular nondisclosure agreements.

"What was sold to me was very different than it actually was," said Jonathan Nendze, a rising senior at Seton Hall University. "It was kind of a great scam of getting people to show up and work in the capacity of volunteer, but to function as a paid intern in the amount of work they're doing."


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Marcus: The Growing Danger of Misinformed Millennials

Here is an excerpt from an email from a misinformed white millennial:

Mr Marcus, as a black man, if you don't agree in part with Mr. Kaepernick, I feel bad for you. I am white, and feel that the issues facing the black community in the US from the police, legal elements, property, education are skewed, and need to be rectified. I am concerned that someone with your pulpit isn't out there helping out.

I usually receive emails from progressives who call me an Uncle Tom stupid n***** for loving my country and not viewing myself as a victim. This well-intentioned young emailer is infected with anti-Americanism via public education and casual contact with Democrats, Hollywood, social media, and fake news media. He is a prime candidate for recruitment into a terrorist hate group like Antifa.

Everything he thinks he knows is wrong. For example: Blacks are not persecuted by police. Research data confirms that police are the greatest defenders of black lives. A Harvard study said there is zero evidence of police racial bias. The greatest threat to black lives are black criminals.

Haters of America and Trump had a cow, accusing Trump of racism, for daring to tweet the ugly truth about Baltimore which is a hellhole of crime and record black-on-black homicides. I praise God for our president's courage. Trump is making Democrats accountable for the pain, suffering, and lawlessness in cities they have controlled for decades. I say, “Right on, brother Trump. Right on!”

My young emailer believes education is skewed against blacks. The opposite is true. K-8 white students are outrageously taught they were born racist and should feel guilty for their “white privilege.” The fact that blacks drop out of school in epidemic numbers has nothing to do with white America. It has everything to do with fatherless households and an abandonment of biblical morality.


Civil Rights Panel Wants to Bring Back Obama’s Race-Based School Discipline Policies. Bad Idea.

Washington late last year reversed a policy that was micromanaging the way teachers and principals kept order in classrooms. Now, a federal commission wants to limit local educators’ control again.

Teachers should be feeling whiplash.

In December, the U.S. Department of Education and the Justice Department rescinded federal directives that said Washington would investigate schools based on the number of times teachers and principals suspended or expelled minority students—even if the offending students had committed violence. A school could have lost federal funding as a result.

The rules came from a 2014 Obama administration letter sent to districts around the country instructing educators to limit such punishments, even if a student was a danger to his or her peers.


Democrats Embrace Racism To Protect Their Own

Liberal pearls were clutched from coast to coast again the other day when President Donald Trump tweeted about the Baltimore Congressional district of Elijah Cummings. “Racism,” they cried, mostly because they cry that in response to any criticism who, to use another of their broken record responses, happens to be a “person of color.” Well, I lived in that district from 2001 till 2014, I watched people recoil when I told them. President Trump was too kind.

To give the full context of the president’s tweets, since unless you follow him on Twitter you’ve likely only heard small portions of them, he wrote, “Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA. As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.”

First off, Cummings did attack the acting Secretary of Homeland Security the week before, screaming at Kevin McAleenan over the conditions in which illegal aliens are held at the border.


The NAACP’s Hateful Call to Impeach the President

At the 110th NAACP annual convention in Detroit, delegates voted unanimously last week to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

The NAACP’s official Twitter account announced the news Wednesday, including the hashtag #WhenWeFightWeWin.

Many NAACP members and liberal lawmakers alike are tenacious about the president’s potential impeachment.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., known for her dislike of the president, might be more passionate than anyone else. Standing on stage at the convention, Tlaib stated that she is going “nowhere, not until I impeach this president.”


Here's who Democrats are praising when they praise Al Sharpton

In the past few days, Democrats have lined up to praise the legacy of Al Sharpton.

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden called him a "champion in the fight for civil rights." Sen. Elizabeth Warren declared he "has dedicated his life to the fight for justice for all." Sen. Kamala Harris said Sharpton "has spent his life fighting for what's right and working to improve our nation, even in the face of hate."

For those who were too young or who grew up outside of the New York area, Sharpton may be just a standard issue liberal activist or goofy television personality. But in reality, Sharpton is much more sinister than that: he is a vile Jew hater with blood on his hands.


Video: Virginia delegate disrupts Trump speech at Jamestown

A Virginia delegate disrupted President Donald Trump’s speech at an event in historic Jamestown commemorating the 400th anniversary of the rise of American democracy.

Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Fairfax) stood up and held up signs that read “deport hate” and “reunite my family.”

A third message said “go back to your corrupted home.” Samirah was led out of the speech site as some members of the crowd chanted “Trump, Trump, Trump.”

Samirah said in a Tweet he interupted Trump’s speech “because nobody’s racism and bigotry should be excused for the sake of being polite.” He added, “The man is unfit for office and unfit to partake in a celebration of democracy, representation, and our nation’s history of immigrants.”


Motorcyclist Faces 44 Charges After Striking Officer, Police Car

OCEAN CITY — A Pennsylvania man faces over 40 charges this week after allegedly fleeing from police on his motorcycle at a high rate of speed and colliding with an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officer and a patrol vehicle.

Around 10:50 p.m. on Saturday, OCPD officers were conducting an investigation of an unregistered motorcycle parked illegally on Talbot Street near Philadelphia Avenue. A check of the unattended motorcycle’s tags revealed it was not registered and a tow truck was requested to transport the vehicle to the Ocean City impound lot.

While OCPD officers waited near the motorcycle for the tow truck to arrive, they were approached by its owner and operator, identified as Wilmer Zook, 23, of Quarryville, Pa., who exhibited signs of intoxication, according to police reports. OCPD officers explained the motorcycle was going to be impounded because it was not registered and Zook offered to disengage the vehicle’s transmission to facilitate the towing process.


Democratic state headquarters vandalized with AOC-inspired graffiti


The Jefferson County, Kentucky Democratic Party headquarters was vandalized with graffiti related to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday.

The graffiti reads "TREASON DEM," "WITCH HUNT" and "RACIST AOC," on the side of the building.

"This kind of hate filled graffiti is an unfortunate symptom of today's environment where folks won't come together for honest debate and discourse. Free speech is about buying a billboard with your options, not vandalizing a building with graffiti," the party said in a statement to WDRB.


Princess Anne Man Sentenced to Over 11 Years in Federal Prison for Brandishing a Firearm During and in Furtherance of the Armed Robbery of an Armored Vehicle in Salisbury, Maryland

Co-Defendants Previously Sentenced to 9 Years and 20 Years in Federal Prison

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett today sentenced Ryan Shevin Smith, age 39, of Princess Anne, Maryland, to 141 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to commit the robbery of an armored vehicle in Salisbury, Maryland on January 22, 2018, for participating in the robbery and for brandishing a firearm during and in furtherance of a crime of violence. Smith pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit the robbery and to participating in the robbery, and a federal jury convicted him of brandishing the firearm.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; and Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan.

According to the evidence presented at his two-day trial and court documents, at approximately 7:15 a.m. on January 22, 2018, Smith and his co-defendants, Michael Watts and Orneth South, approached the driver of the armored vehicle as he was removing cash cassettes from an ATM machine at a credit union on Mt. Hermon Road in Salisbury, Maryland. Co-defendant Michael Watts placed a .40-caliber handgun to the driver’s head and disarmed him of his service weapon. Watts testified that he got the .40-caliber handgun from Smith, which was named “Big Nasty,” and that Smith took the gun back after the robbery. Watts then grabbed the driver by the hair and order him to open the door of the armored vehicle. After the driver opened the door, Smith and South removed several bags of money from the vehicle, as well as ATM cassettes filled with cash. Watts then forced the driver into the vehicle, where he used zip ties to secure the driver’s hands. The robbers then fled with the money, stealing a total of $1,324,288. The robbers went to Smith’s residence in nearby Princess Anne and divided the stolen money. South and Watts then left and headed south, toward North Carolina.

Trump says black voters in Baltimore calling White House to thank him

President Trump said Tuesday that “grateful” blacks in Baltimore are calling the White House to thank him for exposing corruption by their elected city officials, including Democratic Rep. Elijah E. Cummings.

“They are so happy, because I get the calls,” Mr. Trump told reporters. “They are happy as hell. The African-American community is so thankful at what I’ve been doing. They’ve been calling me and saying finally somebody is telling the truth.”

Mr. Trump is in a running feud with Mr. Cummings, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, whose district includes much of Baltimore. The president called it a “rat and rodent infested mess” last weekend, renewing accusations of racism from Democrats such as the Rev. Al Sharpton.

“I am the least racist person in the world,” the president said.

Of Mr. Sharpton, the president said, “He is a racist.”


Black Administration Official Defends Trump, Blasts Sharpton, Baltimore Mayor In Fiery Denunciation

On Monday, Lynne Patton, a regional administrator for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, blasted Baltimore Mayor Bernard Young, former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele, and Reverend Al Sharpton for ripping President Trump for his comments about the horrible conditions in the city of Baltimore, and Young for his comments in an interview with CNN in which he stated, “Do we have problems? Yeah. We have problems with crime just like every other major city. If you want to help us, help us. You talk about wanting to make America great again, put money into cities that need it most.”

Patton fired back, “I want to say this expressly to Mayor Young and Michael Steele, and Al Sharpton, who today called out the president and said, 'Let President Trump put his money where his mouth is': Well, boys and girls, I have a message for you: President Trump has given $16 billion in 2018 alone to Elijah Cummings's district in federal grants. We have given more money in homeless funds to Baltimore than the last administration; we have given more money in community development grants than the last administration to Baltimore.”

Then she added one more salvo, snapping, "My question to you guys is this: What are you actually doing with the money so that it benefits residents in the community instead of deep-pocketed American politicians?” In June 2017, Patton was appointed by President Trump to head Region II of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, which oversees New York and New Jersey.


Here's who Democrats are praising when they praise Al Sharpton

In the past few days, Democrats have lined up to praise the legacy of Al Sharpton.

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden called him a "champion in the fight for civil rights." Sen. Elizabeth Warren declared he "has dedicated his life to the fight for justice for all." Sen. Kamala Harris said Sharpton "has spent his life fighting for what's right and working to improve our nation, even in the face of hate."

For those who were too young or who grew up outside of the New York area, Sharpton may be just a standard issue liberal activist or goofy television personality. But in reality, Sharpton is much more sinister than that: he is a vile Jew hater with blood on his hands.


Another Beautiful Day To Lounge Around The Pool At Caribbean Joe's

Come enjoy the best crush drinks on the shore, pineapple, watermelon, orange and grapefruit. The pool opens at 1:00 PM. The rain is coming so don't miss out on this opportunity for some fun and sun.

Did you know FOOTBALL starts this Thursday! Pre Season Football is here and we will have all the games on our seven flat screen TV's. 

I Wonder If The Local NAACP President Will Call Me Racist For This Post Too?

I'll never forget NAACP President Mary Ashante saying to me, "black people can be racist too" after learning the articles I had published were written by black people and she considered those articles racist. Boy was she surprised when she learned who the authors were. 

DACA recipient earns deportation after transporting undocumented immigrants in high-speed chase

A Mexican national and recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy was ordered to be deported after a high-speed chase with three undocumented immigrants in his car.

Jose Yepez-Vega, 22, was arrested in July 2018 near Laredo, Texas. Law enforcement saw Yepez-Vega’s vehicle attempt to avoid a checkpoint and began to pursue him, but he didn’t pull over and instead fled for more than 50 miles with officers from multiple jurisdictions in pursuit. KVEO reports that his vehicle reached speeds upwards of 130 mph

Yepez-Vega eventually lost control of his vehicle and was apprehended. Three undocumented immigrants were discovered in the car and admitted to paying between $4,000 and $6,000 to be smuggled into the country.


So True

Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Ocean City

The accident last night at 59th street was fatal.  The victim was a young male traveling at a high rate of speed and rear ended another vehicle.   We will post the press release from OCPD as soon as it is available. Coastal Highway was shut down for several hours.

'Complete Chaos': Why The House Democrats' Campaign Arm Just Purged Its Top Staffers

House Democrats may be united in their hatred of President Donald Trump, but that doesn’t mean drama can’t engulf the party. It’s now a two-front war. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who tried to create a buffer zone between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her crew, was forced to embrace them when Trump attacked them on social media. This Leninist Girl Scout Troop is starting to be viewed as the face of the Democratic Party, along with all of their left-wing proposals that are not viewed favorably by the electorate, especially Independent voters. For swing voters in the competitive House races in 2020, AOC and her posse were not viewed positively at all; the same goes for their trash policy proposals. Now, we have issues at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

These internal divisions aren’t going away. You’d think that the DCCC would navigate through the criticisms concerning a lack of diversity at the upper crust. Nope. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), the chair this cycle, has decided to cave to those members, purging its top staff. The rumblings of a possible shakeup were in the works, with the situation at the DCCC being described as “complete chaos” (via Politico):


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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Maddow sheds more than 800,000 viewers in 6 months

MSNBC prime-time host Rachel Maddow has seen her monthly ratings drop more than 800,000 viewers since the beginning of 2019.

Maddow had her best month of 2019 in January, where she averaged an audience of 3,288,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. She saw a decrease in February with her average audience dropping to 3,067,000.

The host has not exceeded an average of 3,000,000 viewers a month since then.


Northbound Coastal Highway Closed In OC After Accident

'I wrote the damn bill': Bernie Sanders slams Democratic rival

As Democratic candidates continued to hammer down on Bernie Sanders' suggestions for a healthcare overhaul in the United States, Sanders reached a boiling point and lashed out at Tim Ryan for claiming he cannot guarantee comprehensive health coverage to union employees via "Medicare for all."

Sanders suggested that union members under "Medicare for all" would actually receive better care, particularly senior citizens, who would also be covered for dental and vision care without private health insurance. Ryan interrupted the Vermont senator to say, "You don't know that," to which Sanders sharply retorted, "I do know. I wrote the damn bill!"

Ryan, a House of Representatives member from Ohio, further argued with Sanders, saying he could not possibly know that his plan would be an improvement to every union-negotiated healthcare program in the country.


Leading Indicator Of Home-Remodeling Activity Warns Big Drop Coming

Growth in residential remodeling spending is expected to fall through 2H20, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) published by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

The leading indicator [LIRA] forecasts that annual growth in homeowner expenditures for improvement will plunge 6.3% in the current quarter to just .40% by late spring 2020, an ominous sign that a deep structural slowdown which started in 1Q18 is now spreading like cancer through the broader economy.

Fannie Mae has reported sales of existing homes will total 5.35 million in 2019, flat from last year's 5.34 million. Data from the National Association of Realtors shows existing-home sales reached a post-housing-bust high of 5.51 million in 2017 - but since - the trend has stalled.


Republican Who Exposed Baltimore Conditions Now Under Attack from Leftists

Republican strategist, political commentator and activist Kimberly Klacik is facing a massive backlash from leftists after she exposed the full magnitude of the conditions of Elijah Cummings' congressional district in Baltimore.

The video shared by Klacik in the segments on Fox News, portraying Cummings district as far ore unlivable and objectionable than those at border detention facilities.

Even though Klacik is based in Baltimore, not to mention she is a black woman, the 'woke' left is blindly attacking her without looking at the facts.


Over-Taxed: The Middle Class Is Being Wiped Out, NJ Residents Flee In Droves

New Jersey residents are fleeing their state in droves thanks to the over taxation and immense financial burden placed on them by their socialist state government. In addition to the already sky-high federal tax that we are all forced to pay, those in New Jersey are struggling to make enough money to live after the state also steals a cut of their income.

The SALT (state and local tax) cap has hit high-tax states like New York, California, and New Jersey particularly hard because these states steal a higher portion of an individual’s income. As a result, affected residents have begun to move to other states – a trend that experts expect to accelerate, according to Fox Business.

“They can’t tax us anymore, the middle class is getting wiped out,” former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and New Jersey resident Joe Piscopo told FOX Business’ Neil Cavuto on Friday, adding that wealthy individuals are leaving the state “in droves.” This is always the case, as governments all seek to find ways to steal more from the producers to fund their corruption. This problem is only going to get worse too and New Jersey Democrats are attempting to pass a state wealth tax.


Kamala Harris Pushes Gun Control Before Gilroy Shooting Details Known

Democrat presidential hopeful Kamala Harris tweeted about needing to fight a “gun violence epidemic” before the details of the Gilroy shooting — including the number of wounded — were even known.

Breitbart News reported that an active shooter was reported at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday.

Harris tweeted:
Simply horrific. I'm grateful to the first responders who are on the scene in Gilroy, and my thoughts are with that community tonight. Our country has a gun violence epidemic that we cannot tolerate

The Atomic Table According to Pelosi

This appears to be a new discovery. It sounds scary. And, like global warming and climate change, it may be dangerous to us all.

What is in it?

new element added to the Atomic Table . .

Remember, You have got to Pass it to know.  Any informed Gastroenterologist knows this

China Outlines Space War Plans

China's strategy for developing advanced space weapons were disclosed this week in Beijing's first defense white paper issued in years.

The defense strategy report produced by the People's Liberation Army was made public Wednesday and drops earlier veiled references by bluntly identifying the United States as Beijing's main adversary that is undermining world peace.

The report—part policy statement and part propaganda—also claims the United States seeks "absolute military superiority."

"The U.S. has adjusted its national security and defense strategies, and adopted unilateral policies," the report said. "It has provoked and intensified competition among major countries, significantly increased its defense expenditure, pushed for additional capacity in nuclear, outer space, cyber and missile defense, and undermined global strategic stability."

Chinese propaganda outlets sought to portray the white paper as furthering Beijing's questionable assertion that the large-scale buildup of conventional, nuclear, space, and cyber weapons poses no threat.

Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, was asked during a security forum in Colorado last week if the United States is falling behind China and Russia in military space systems.

More here

Chamber of Commerce, Soros-Funded Groups Bankroll ‘Temporary’ Amnesty for Venezuela’s Population

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and organizations funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros are bankrolling a plan to provide temporary amnesty to Venezuela’s population.

Last week, the Democrat-controlled House passed a measure to create a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for Venezuela’s population — allowing nationals who are already in the U.S. to remain and incentivizing more to migrate. Thirty-nine House Republicans joined every Democrat to support the legislation.

The Chamber of Commerce, the country’s largest big business group, and Soros-funded organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Amnesty International USA, Inc. were the primary lobbyists pushing House Republicans to join Democrats in creating TPS for Venezuelans.

Lobbying records chronicled by reveal that seven lobbyists for Amnesty International USA, 12 lobbyists for the ACLU, and nearly 30 lobbyists for the Chamber of Commerce pushed members of Congress to support TPS for Venezuela’s population.


[Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a blanket form of humanitarian relief. It is the statutory embodiment of safe haven for foreign nationals within the United States who may not meet the legal definition of refugee or asylee but are nonetheless fleeing—or reluctant to return to—potentially dangerous situations.]

Texas Man Caught With Missile Launcher In Luggage At BWI Airport

BALTIMORE (CBSDFW.COM) — Transportation Security Administration officers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport detected a missile launcher in a Texas man’s checked luggage early Monday morning.

TSA officers immediately contacted airport police who tracked down the Jacksonville, Texas native and detained him for questioning. He told officials that he was an active military personnel traveling home from Kuwait and wanted to keep the missile launcher as a souvenir.

Military weapons are not permitted in checked or carry-on bags.


'President gave $16B in 2018 ALONE to Elijah Cummings's district in federal grants

An aide to President Trump said that the Baltimore region has squandered billions of dollars in federal grants given by the administration.

‘President Trump has given $16billion in 2018 alone to Elijah Cummings’ district in federal grants,’ Lynne Patton, a regional administrator with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, told Fox News on Monday.

‘We have given more money in homeless funds to Baltimore than the last administration’ as well as ‘community development grants,’ according to Patton.

She then took Cummings and the city leadership, including Mayor Bernard Young, to task, asking: ‘What are you actually doing with the money so that it benefits residents in the community for once instead of deep-pocket, crooked politicians?’


Pfizer to absorb Mylan, creating generic giant

Pfizer, the country’s largest drug maker, will absorb the generic pharmaceutical company Mylan, potentially creating a global generic powerhouse.

The two companies said Monday that they’ll combine Mylan, a $10 billion company, with Pfizer’s Upjohn, which sells household names from Viagra to cholesterol fighter Lipitor that have lost patent protection.

The deal, expected to close in the middle of next year, will have estimated annual revenue in excess of $19 billion with sales in more than 165 countries. The name for the new company has yet to be determined.

The two companies have worked together closely for years. Pfizer manufactures Mylan’s EpiPen, an auto-injector used to halt life-threatening allergic reactions. Mylan was heavily criticized, and its CEO Heather Bresch was brought before Congress two years ago, to answer questions about the price of the EpiPen, which had jumped five-fold to $600 for two doses. EpiPens have been in short supply for more than a year because of quality problems and upgrades at a Pfizer factory.

Upjohn, the name of one of the companies Pfizer gobbled up during a spate of acquisitions in the 1990s and 2000s, sells off-patent and generic drugs that include the stars that drove Pfizer’s growth: pain killers Celebrex and Lyrica, Norvasc for high blood pressure, Effexor for more heartburn and psychiatric drugs Xanax and Zoloft.


Nolte: The New Segregationists in the Media Outlaw Criticizing People of Color

President Trump has done more for the black community in nearly three years than Elijah Cummings and Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have in more than thirty years…

Look at the black unemployment rate — LOWEST IN HISTORY under Trump. Trump signed into law what the first black president couldn’t — criminal justice reform. Trump is also responsible for the first drop in opioid deaths in decades… And how strange that this is suddenly not getting any attention:
President Donald Trump highlighted Baltimore City during a White House ceremony Wednesday afternoon as he signed an executive order focused on so-called opportunity zones.

Opportunity zones are under-served and distressed communities where tax incentives are offered for private investment.

Baltimore preacher Donte Hickman, who attended Wednesday’s ceremony, told the president that Baltimore is prepared to be a demonstration project.


Michael Goodwin: Dems are obsessed with two things -- impeachment and race. It won't help them win

To judge by what they say and do, Democrats are obsessed with two topics: impeachment and race. With Robert Mueller’s disastrous performance driving a stake through the heart of the former, race is shaping up as a defining issue in this week’s second round of presidential debates.

As a New York Times article put it, “The searing fight over race, inequality and history has come to dominate the Democratic presidential contest.” Count that as an understatement.

Just ask Joe Biden, who’s still wondering what hit him at the first debate. But he shouldn’t get lost looking back because the same club is about to whack him again.


Florida State Trooper Arrested for Alleged Sex with Teenager

A Florida Highway Patrol state trooper was arrested on Saturday in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, for having an alleged affair with a 15-year-old girl.

Police arrested Riley Marcus Schwarz, 23, after the girl’s parents found a journal their daughter kept that detailed the relationship.

“The contents of the journal indicate that the relationship was sexual in nature and that they had been talking to each other since Sept. 23, 2018,” the arrest affidavit says, according to reports.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said Schwarz faces two counts of lewd and lascivious battery involving sexual activity of a victim between 12 and 16 years of age.


Brazilian Prison Riot Leaves 52 Prisoners Dead, 16 Decapitated

At least 16 prisoners were decapitated and dozens more were killed during a prison riot in Brazil.

At least 52 inmates died in the riots that involved criminal gangs in Para, located in the northern part of the country.

Two officers were also taken hostage as the rival gangs clashed, reported the AFP news agency on July 29.

The fight began at the Altamira Regional Recovery Center at around 7 a.m. local time, said a Para state official in the AFP report.

He said that two guards were taken hostage during the clashes before the gangs freed them.

According to BBC, reports in Brazil said that many inmates died of suffocation when the prison was set on fire. A video posted by Brazilian media outlets shows smoke emitting from a prison building, and another showed prisoners on rooftops.


The Democratic convention schedule

Monday July 20, 2020

11:15 AM
Free lunch, medical marijuana, and bus ride to the Convention.
Forms distributed for Food Stamp enrollment.

2:30 PM
Group Voter Registration for Undocumented Immigrants.

4:00 PM
Opening Flag Burning Ceremony
Sponsored by CNN

4:15 PM
Address on "Being the Real You"
Rachel Dolezal, former Head of the Seattle NAACP and
 Caitlyn Jenner

4:30 PM
"How to Bank $200 Million as a Public Servant and Claim to be Broke"
 Hillary Clinton

4:45 PM
How to have a successful career without ever having a job, and still avoid paying taxes!
A Seminar Moderated by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson

5:00 PM
Medals of Freedom presentation to Army deserter Bo Berghdal

5:30 PM
Invitation-only Autograph Session
Souvenir photographs of Elizabeth Warren dressed in Native American clothing

5:45 PM
Tribute to All of the 57 States
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

6:00 PM
General vote on praising Baltimore rioters, and on using the terminology "Alternative Shoppers" instead of "Looters"

7:30 PM
Announcement of VP Nominee - Stacy Abrams

8:30 PM
The White House "Semantics Committee" Meeting
General vote on re-branding "Muslim Terrorism" as "Random Acts of Islamic Over-Exuberance"

9:00 PM
Liberal Bias in Media
. How we can make it work for you???
Tutorial sponsored by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times with Guest Speaker, Don Lemon

9:15 PM
Tribute Film to the Brave Freedom Fighters still incarcerated at GITMO
by Michael Moore

9:45 PM
Personal Finance Seminar - "Businesses Don't Create Jobs"
Hosted by speaker Barack Obama

10:00 PM
Group Condemnation of Bitter Gun Owners.

10:30 PM
Ceremonial ???We Surrender??? Waving of the White Flag

11:00 PM
Short film, "Setting Up Your Own Illegal Email Server While Serving in A Cabinet Post and How to Pretend It's No Big Deal"
Hosted by Hillary Clinton

11:30 PM
Official Nomination of Kamala Harris
Bill Maher and Chris Matthews

REMEMBER:?? If you don't attend ALL of these events - you are a RACIST, HOMOPHOBIC, ISLAMAPHOBE, FASCIST, WAR-MONGERING HATER!!! (Don't let your better side win)

Flashback: President Obama Describes The Woes Of Baltimore

After the Baltimore riots in 2015, President Barack Obama spoke about communities in the major Maryland city that are struggling with “abject poverty,” “no investment,” and drugs.

Obama partially blamed the riots on the lack of opportunity in Baltimore communities, pointing out the high rates of crime, substandard education, and drug abuse. (RELATED: Obama Refers To Baltimore Rioters As ‘Criminals And Thugs’)



Judicial Watch: Federal Court Orders Hearing About Strzok-Page Docs Release

Judicial Watch announced that U.S. District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton last week ordered a hearing on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, regarding the rate of production of emails, text messages, and other communications between former FBI official Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page.

The Court scheduled the hearing because: “Upon further consideration, the Court is concerned that the processing rate adopted by the Court may be inadequate.”

The Court’s July 24th order follows a joint status report by the FBI and Judicial Watch that discloses that only 6,000 of almost 20,000 responsive records have been processed since May 2018.

“The FBI has been slow-rolling the release of Page-Strzok communications and is still hiding all their infamous text messages,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “We hope the Court recognizes the pubic interest in ensuring the FBI quickly releases key documents about the biggest scandal in American history – the Spygate abuses targeting President Trump.”


Tweets Trigger Republican Derangement Syndrome

As the political media locally and nationally continue to spasm in predictable tribal ways over the President’s latest tweets, we have new evidence of the unhinged nature of the Maryland Democratic Party and the spread of Republican Derangement Syndrome.

You will recall when Congressman Cummings’ wife, and Maryland Democratic Party Chair, Maya Rockeymore-Cummings called Governor Hogan a white nationalist for saying something nice about Ronald Reagan. Dr. Cummings also referred to all Republicans as the “American Taliban“. Taking a cue from his party chairman, you will recall that the Maryland Democratic Party Secretary Robbie Leonard called gun owners “terrorists” and called for the doxxing of those who deigned to testify in Annapolis in defense of their 2nd Amendment Rights. The Republican Derangement Syndrome among Maryland Democrats has also prevented them from hate and violence against Republicans.

The GOP derangement syndrome is continuing to spread with the Maryland Democratic Party. This week, the Maryland Republican Party shared the President’s criticism of Congressman Cummings on Facebook, prompting the following meltdown from the Democratic Register of Wills in Howard County Byron E. Macfarlane:



A labor union representing Baltimore police officers had President Trump’s back on Twitter, tweeting out stats showing Rep. Elijah Cummings’ district really is a “dangerous” place.
“6 murders in Baltimore since Friday, 38 for July, 196 for 2019 22% higher than 2018,” the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police tweeted Monday, adding, “6 shootings since Friday, 80 for July, 437 for 2019 30% higher than 2018.”
The tweet also carried the hashtag, “#cityincrisis.”


After Rand Paul Offers To Buy Ticket To Somalia, Ilhan Omar Supports Violent Attack

Days after Sen. Rand Paul offered to buy "ungrateful" Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) a ticket to Somalia to gain some perspective, the far-left Congresswoman appeared to advocate violence against the Kentucky Republican.

On Monday, Omar retweeted Tom Arnold - who sympathized with Paul's neighbor, who broke six of the Senator's ribs in a violent 2017 attack over a longstanding landscaping dispute. The neighbor, Rene Boucher of Bowling Green, KY, spent 30 days in jail and was ordered to pay Paul $580,000.

"Imagine being Rand Paul's next door neighbor and having to deal with @RandPaul lying cowardly circular whiney bullcrap about lawn clippings," tweeted Arnold, adding. "No wonder he ripped his toupee off."

Rep. Omar - the subject of a recent ethics complaint alleging immigration, tax and student loan fraud - retweeted Arnold.


Dem Gov’s $1 Billion Gift to Party Deputy

Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo is facing criticism after her administration awarded a no-bid billion-dollar contract to a gaming company that is represented by the treasurer of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) which Raimondo chairs.

In June, Governor Raimondo and Democratic state legislators announced an exclusive twenty-year $1 billion contract with IGT to operate the state’s lottery system. The British gambling company is also poised to receive a 32 percent stake in newly-legalized sports betting operations.

Critics of the deal are raising questions over the closed-door no-bid process of the negotiations as the head lobbyist for IGT, Donald Sweitzer, also serves as the treasurer for the Democratic Governors Association which is led by Raimondo. IGT have also contributed approximately $70,000 to Gov. Gina Raimondo since 2014.


Obama’s CIA Director Brennan in Europe at Exact Same Time Deep State’s ‘Secret Society’ Met in England with Strzok, Page and McCain Lackey Kramer

We reported yesterday that Obama’s former CIA Director John Brennan was in Portugal in late November 2016. Brennan is widely believed to be the architect of the Trump – Russia collusion hoax. We wondered – what else was Brennan doing in Europe?

We’ve now pieced together that the Deep State’s ‘Secret Society’ had a meeting in England at the exact same time! Is this why Brennan was in Europe?

As we reported yesterday, former US Attorney Joe diGenova discussed his thoughts after the Mueller testimony in front of Congress last week. He confirmed much of what has already been posted and at the end of his excellent interview, he said –

By the way, just remember, John Brennan was the tip of the spear. This was his conspiracy from day one. John Brennan, don’t forget that name. He’s at the end of this entire, he’s at the beginning of the entire conspiracy.

Gilroy Garlic Festival Prohibited ‘Weapons of Any Kind’

As gun-control advocates seize the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting to justify even more gun control it should be noted that the festival prohibited “weapons of any kind.”

In other words, the festival had 100 percent gun control as far as it related to law-abiding citizens.

The festival was held in Christmas Hill Park where the possession of “pocketknives and weapons of any kind” are clearly prohibited. Moreover, a perusal of the city of Gilroy’s “Park Rules and Regulations” unambiguously states that “guns, slingshots, or fireworks” are prohibited.

The nation witnessed a similar gun-free zone shooting on May 31, 2019, in Virginia Beach. That gunman opened fire in the employee portion of a city building, and employees were barred from bringing firearms to work.

We saw the same thing in gun-free Parkland (February 14, 2018), gun-free Orlando Pulse (June 2016), the gun-free San Bernardino County Building (December 2, 2015), the gun-free DC Navy Yard (September 16, 2013), gun-free Sandy Hook Elementary (December 14, 2012), and the gun-free Aurora movie theater (July 20, 2012).


PBS Aired Documentary Confirming Trump’s Comments

The media worked overtime on Saturday to paint President Donald Trump as a racist for tweeting about the conditions in the district in West Baltimore represented by Democrat Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD).

CNN’s Victor Blackwell, for example, lashed out at Trump for suggesting Baltimore was “infested” with rats, claiming the infestation language from Trump was some racist code for black and brown people.

"'Infested.' That's usually reserved for references to rodents and insects, but we've seen the president invoke 'infestation' to criticize lawmakers before. You see a pattern here?" he said on-air, nearly in tears.

However, PBS aired a documentary called "Rat Film" about the troubled city last year, detailing the issues the president highlighted about Baltimore.

The documentary, as one might suspect, was not condemned as "racist" when it was aired.


Reports: Woodstock 50 in Maryland will be free event; another act drops out

Woodstock 50 will now be a free event in Maryland, according to a new report.

TMZ reports the 2019 Woodstock festival, now scheduled for Aug. 16-18 at the Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia, Maryland, will release tickets “in the coming days free of charge.” A limited number of seats will be available for the outdoor amphitheater, which can hold up to 32,000 people total; details are expected to be announced by the end of the week.

“Sources familiar with the event” tell TMZ the three-day festival will now be billed as a benefit concert, encouraging attendees to donate to charitable causes. Performances may also be livestreamed online.

However, it’s unclear how much of the Woodstock 50 lineup will still perform. All of the 80-plus artists booked have been paid in advance, but do not have to perform at the new site.


Charles Quails Convicted of Sexual Abuse, Rape & Sex Offense In The Second Degrees

No Accountability In Washington. The CIA Wants To Hide All Its 'Assets'

Government that actually serves the interests of the people who are governed has two essential characteristics: first, it must be transparent in terms of how it debates and develops policies and second, it has to be accountable when it fails in its mandate and ceases to be responsive to the needs of the electorate.

Over the past twenty years one might reasonably argue that Washington has become less a “of the people, by the people and for the people” and increasingly a model of how special interests can use money to corrupt government.The recent story about how serial pedophile Jeffrey Epstein avoided any serious punishment by virtue of his wealth and his political connections, including to both ex-president Bill Clinton and to current chief executive Donald Trump, demonstrates how even the most despicable criminals can avoid being brought to justice.

This erosion of what one might describe as republican virtue has been exacerbated by a simultaneous weakening of the US Constitution’s Bill of Rights, which was intended to serve as a guarantee of individual liberties while also serving as a bulwark against government overreach. In recent cases in the United States, a young man had his admission to Harvard revoked over comments posted online when he was fifteen that were considered racist, while a young woman was stripped of a beauty contest title because she refused to don a hijab at a college event and then wrote online about her experience. In both cases, freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment was ruled to be inadmissible by the relevant authorities.


Court: Oberlin College Must Post $36 Million Bond After Refusing to Pay Judgment

According to a report by Legal Insurrection, an Ohio judge has ordered Oberlin College to post a $36 million bond after it refused to pay the multi-million-dollar judgment to Gibson’s Bakery stemming from the family business’s defamation case against the college.

Gibson’s Bakery sued Oberlin College for their role in a smear campaign against the bakery over a shoplifting incident during which three black Oberlin students assaulted the store’s shopkeeper. The students, who pled guilty to the assault, have acknowledged that race played no role in the altercation.

A jury awarded Gibson’s Bakery $44 million in total damages earlier this year. Now, Oberlin College is refusing to pay.


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China Orders Towns to Count How Many Citizens Believe in God and Monitor Them

China's central government is putting pressure on officials to track the number of Christians living in their towns, and threatening repercussions if the figures do not add up, according to a report.

The CCP (Communist Party of China) has been cracking down on religion in recent months and has now intensified its measures by ordering local governments to closely supervise and monitor its residents who believe in God, noted.

Town officials are expected to report back to government on a regular basis. The consequences are severe if the numbers appear to have been doctored.

"The government is taking the matter of religion very seriously now," one unidentified local official from the central province of Henan told Bitter Winter. "Every day, they ask us how many people in our village believe in God. If we say there aren't any believers, they claim that we're concealing what we know and failing to report it. If it is determined that we didn't report the situation truthfully, we will be punished."