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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Border Patrol Agent Debunks Viral Video Showing Illegal Immigrant Scaling Trump Wall

On Wednesday, a video went viral on social media seemingly showcasing a portion of President Donald Trump’s new southern border wall failing to do its job. At least one illegal immigrant, using a rope ladder, scales the border wall and takes off before border patrol agents show up on scene, the video appears to show.

However, on Thursday, Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) shared a video of a border patrol agent explaining that the illegal immigrant who seemed to successfully cross the border was quickly apprehended by officers, thanks to the design of the wall and other security measures.

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Read the full articles of impeachment document here

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee revealed two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Tuesday, setting in motion a historic chain of events in our nation's history.

The Democrats cited two charges, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, in their announcement.

The charges stem from the president's push for an investigation into his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, by the Ukrainian government. Democrats alleged the president threatened the integrity of the U.S. election system and endangered national security in his dealings with Ukraine.


Giuliani Shocked AT&T Turned Over Phone Records

Rudy Giuliani told "War Room: Impeachment" on Newsmax TV Monday that he was shocked that AT&T turned over his telephone records, including information on his calls with President Trump, to Adam Schiff and the House Intelligence Committee.

The AT&T records were used for the committee’s impeachment report and Giuliani said they were shared without the President’s knowledge or permission.

"I would think they would've" asked, Giuliani, the former two-term New York City mayor, told "War Room".

“Everybody in America knows that I'm the president's lawyer,” Giuliani said. "And any intelligent person in America has heard of the attorney-client privilege.

Some experts have said AT&T could have questioned the subpoena as well as notified the targets like Giuliani and that the telecom company may have run afoul of FCC guidelines on sharing personal data.


Gary Kleiman Found Guilty

Sentencing is scheduled for January 24, 2020.  Details about this case can be found HERE

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American Education’s Great Stagnation

American school children's educational attainment has stagnated in the 21st century, according to data from two recently updated assessments of reading, math, and science skills.

Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), released in November, and from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), released Tuesday, indicate that American kids have seen minimal improvement in their academic abilities since the early to mid-2000s.

"For all of these ambitious efforts we've seen unfold, they don't seem to be making much difference, at least when it comes to measured student performance in reading and math," Rick Hess, an education policy expert at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, told the Washington Free Beacon.


Vehicle Drives Into CVS In Salisbury

WCSAO: Bruce Fowler Sentenced To Ten Years For Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

Hospitals Sue to Keep Healthcare Prices Secret

Of all the insults to their collective intelligence and dignity Americans put up with, perhaps none is more infuriating than the quintessential Q&A that makes an utter mockery of the healthcare industry’s consumer-provider relationship.

Question: How much does this procedure cost?

Answer: What insurance do you have?

Applying the same “standard” to any other consumer-provider transaction reveals its bankruptcy. How much is that loaf of bread? What will it cost me to fix my car? To apply progressive-speak to the equation, what the healthcare industry wholly embraces is price “fluidity” more familiarly known as “why should you care, your insurance company is footing most of the bill?”

How about because the United States spends more per capita on healthcare than any other nation in the world by a considerable margin?

Think price transparency would help? The Trump administration does. On Nov. 15, 2019, it announced that it would begin requiring hospitals to publicly disclose the discounted prices they negotiate with insurance companies. The rule would kick in beginning in 2021, as part of an administration effort to make the entire healthcare market more transparent. In addition, the administration is also proposing a rule that would require insurers to provide patients with advanced estimates of their out-of-pocket costs before they see a doctor or go to the hospital.


WCSO Press Releases - Dec. 10, 2019

Incident: Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute
Date of Incident: 9 December 2019
Location: 400 block of Main Street, Salisbury, MD
  • Katie M. Dilworth, 31, Seaford, DE
  • Damon L. Dillard 35, Seaford, DE
Narrative: On 9 December 2019 at 11:37 am, a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Katie Dilworth after observing a broken taillight on Dilworth’s vehicle. During the encounter the deputy discovered that Dilworth was in possession of crack cocaine. A search of the passenger, Damon Dillard, revealed multiple wax folds of what was identified as heroin. The amount of heroin seized from Dillard was indicative of distribution.
The deputy placed both Dilworth and Dillard under arrest and transported them to the Central Booking Unit where they were processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following their initial appearances Dilworth was released on Personal Recognizance while Dillard was detained on a bond of $10,000.00 in the Detention Center.
Charges: Possession of Crack Cocaine (Dilworth), Possession of Heroin (Dillard), Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute (Dillard)

Incident: Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute
Date of Incident: 9 December 2019
Location: Rip Will Drive, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Cornelius D. Brunson, 48, Nanticoke, MD
Narrative: On 9 December 2019 at 8:45 PM, a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Cornelius Brunson during the investigation of an incident that was reported in the vicinity. During the encounter, the deputy ran a query on Brunson and discovered an open arrest warrant for him through the State of Pennsylvania for drug charges.
Upon placing Brunson under arrest on the warrant, the deputy discovered marijuana in Brunson’s vehicle that exceeded the threshold for a civil infraction. Further search of the vehicle revealed both cocaine and crack cocaine in amounts that were indicative of an intent to distribute.
The deputy placed Brunson under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Brunson in the Detention Center without bond.
Charges: Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute and Possession of Marijuana over 10 grams

Transgender homicide rate 'remarkably low' despite cries of 'national epidemic'

Calls to combat a purported 'epidemic of killings' targeting transgender people, especially women of color, are rising, even though U.S. data indicates that people who identify as members of the opposite sex are less likely to end up as homicide victims than their non-transgender counterparts.

Kentucky State University associate professor Wilfred Reilly found that the 2017 homicide death rate for transgender people was about 1.48 per 100,000, less than a third of the overall murder rate..


ICE HSI Charlotte nets 125 human trafficking arrests in FY 19

4th highest number of trafficking arrests among HSI field offices
CHARLOTTE – In fiscal year 2019, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the principal investigative component of the Department of Homeland Security, arrested 2,197 criminals associated with human trafficking, a 38 percent increase from the previous year. HSI Charlotte made 125 of those arrests, which was the 4th highest number of human trafficking-related arrests among HSI field offices.
Arrests included:
Zerrell Ross Fuentes and his associates for sex trafficking three minor victims. In November 2019, Fuentes was sentenced to 30 years in prison, and two females associated were sentenced to 10 and two years in prison, respectively, for their roles in the trafficking scheme.
Thuy Tein Thuy Luong, the business owner of a nail salon, and a co-conspirator for allegedly engaging in forced-labor and financially benefitting from trafficking in persons. The victim in this case alleged that she was repeatedly physically assaulted by her employer and forced into a debt contract for $180,000.

‘We Vote by Film, Not By Gender’

Despite gains in the number of films and TV shows helmed by women, female directors were completely shut out of the Golden Globes once again this year.

The snub was immediately called out on social media, with film-makers like “Honey Boy” director Alma Har’el tweeting, “do not look for justice in the awards system.” However, Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Lorenzo Soria defended the move by saying the organization votes based on film, not gender.

“What happened is that we don’t vote by gender. We vote by film and accomplishment,” Soria told Variety’s Marc Malkin at the Globes announcement Monday morning.

“Every year, somebody gets left out,” Barry Adelman, one of the executive producers of this year’s Globes, told Variety. “Who knows what will happen next year.”

Only five women have ever been nominated for directing in the 77-year history of the Golden Globes.

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Gary Reacts to Video of Others Thanking Him for His Humanitarian Work

Our founder, Gary Sinise, has spent the last four decades supporting our active duty service men and women, veterans, first responders, their families and caregivers, and those in need. It's this commitment that he considers his true calling in life. And the reason that he’s written his memoir, GRATEFUL AMERICAN: A JOURNEY FROM SELF TO SERVICE, hoping to inspire others to find their true purpose through service to others.

In honor of his commitment, our CEO, General Robin Rand, made a surprise video for Gary with General Colin Powell, Tom Hanks, Jay Leno, Robin Roberts, Ron Howard, Rob Lowe, Robert DeNiro, Maria Shriver, Tim Allen, Steve Buscemi, Joe Mantegna, Kristin Chenoweth, Richard Rawlings, Judd Apatow, Mayim Bialik, Sela Ward, Tim Allen, Aaron Eckhart, Iliza Shlesinger, Jeff Perry, Donal Logue and Kellie Pickler along with our heroes from the military, first responders, Medal of Honor recipients, Gold Star families and the USO, all expressing their gratitude to Gary’s for his humanitarian work, hoping to inspire people to give back.

This was a complete surprise to Gary, everyone’s gift to him, revealed for the first time this morning online and on social media….and we’d love for you to take part and help us spread the goodwill!

After watching, share the video on your social media along with a comment or video expressing why you are #GratefulLikeGary for the kindness and dedication of someone in your life.

With Gratitude,

All of us at the Gary Sinise Foundation

Question Of The Day........

Supreme Court allows Kentucky abortion ultrasound law to take effect

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal over a Kentucky law that forces health providers to show pregnant women ultrasounds of their fetuses before having abortions.

The decision, issued Monday, means that the Supreme Court leaves intact a 2-1 ruling from the 6th Circuit that the law does not violate doctors' First Amendment rights to free speech, writing that the information gleaned from an ultrasound was "pertinent" to a woman's decision-making.

At least four justices must agree to hear a case for it to be taken up by the Supreme Court. Court observers have been closely watching the court, which now includes Republican-confirmed Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, to see whether they'll take up cases challenging Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Next year, the justices will hear arguments about a Louisiana law that requires doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.


Fans of Sanders, Warren Want Jail Time for Hate Speech Offenders

Authoritarians of a feather flock together. Those who believe in big government seem more likely to trust government to regulate speech. Supporters of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are more likely to say the government should ban offensive speech, jail people who say offensive things, and prevent offensive people from running for public office, according to a new poll from the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports.

When asked, "Should federal or state governments ban speech by individuals that a majority of Americans believes to be offensive, including speech considered to be racist or sexist," most likely voters (50 percent) said "no," while 27 percent said "yes," and 24 percent said they were "not sure."

Yet a full 51 percent of likely voters who said they have a "very favorable" view of Bernie Sanders said governments should ban "offensive" speech. Thirty-six percent of those with a "somewhat favorable" view of Sanders agreed. Similarly, 49 percent of those who had a "very favorable" view of Elizabeth Warren also supported speech bans, as did 37 percent of those with a "somewhat favorable" view of her.


These ‘Founders’ Aim to Improve How Schools Teach History and the Constitution

Many students and educators agree that the history of America’s founding is sorely lacking in high school curricula across the country.

The philosophy behind the founding and the United States Constitution often gets the boot when competing with STEM-focused subjects in today’s classroom.

But one Florida organization is hoping to change that with an after-school program for high school students designed to fill in details absent from typical curriculums.

“Learning specifically about the Constitution and all that it entails and how it was created the way it was, what the Founders were like—it was just fascinating for me,” James Evans, 17, a senior from Callahan, Florida, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. “You have the ability to show that you’re engaged and you want to be civically literate, and I thought that was amazing.”

The U.S. Constitution Scholarship Foundation does more than just fill in some important blanks of the school curricula of northeast Florida’s Nassau County. The organization prepares students for success after graduating high school and hosts educational events open to local residents.


GOP congresswoman demands Schiff release call logs

New York Rep. Elise Stefanik echoed a growing Republican cry for the release of call records showing contacts between the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee and the whistleblower whose report has sparked an impeachment investigation into President Trump.

"Every American should be outraged by this unprecedented abuse of power by Adam Schiff," Stefanik said in a tweet. "Adam Schiff should immediately release HIS personal phone records so the American people will be able to see his coordination with the whistleblower."

Republicans have complained that Schiff improperly surveilled members of their party and journalists as his committee gathered evidence as part of the investigation.

"Where's Adam?" a poster board displayed behind House Republicans on the Judiciary Committee read Monday.


Giuliani: Clinton Campaign Received Funds From Ukraine

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Monday on "War Room: Impeachment," which airs live on Newsmax TV, that one of the reasons he traveled to Ukraine last week was to investigate allegations that former Vice President Joe Biden "funneled illegal money" from Ukraine to Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Giuliani said on "War Room" that the whole purpose of his original investigation involving Ukraine was because there were "people totally uninvolved in this-- professionals, investigators-- who told me that there was a much worse situation in Ukraine than it was in Russia, that Russia was a dodge, a made-up situation, (and) that there had been substantial collusion in Ukraine."

Not only was there a "tremendous amount of corruption," Giuliani said, but "the two things overlap" and "Biden was a key player," not only in the situation with his son, Hunter but in particular with pushing to have a corruption investigation quashed.

"Also, there were some allegations that he funneled illegal money for the Clinton campaign through several oligarchs, so obviously I was going to investigate as a lawyer," said Giuliani. "I never investigated anytime, including now, to affect the 2020 election. I could care less at this point about the 2020 election. My job is to defend my client and that's why I was there now."


Walmart apologizes for Santa sweater with cocaine

Walmart is apologizing for selling sweaters that appear to show Santa with lines of cocaine.

The sweater says ‘let it snow’ and includes three white lines.

Part of the description said, quote “The best snow comes straight from South America,” and that “Santa really likes to savor the moment when he gets his hands on some quality, grade-A, Colombian snow.”


2020 candidates in Senate who skip impeachment trial could face arrest

Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and other Senate Democrats running for president might find themselves pulled off the campaign trail for the trial of President Trump, or face arrest, a former Senate parliamentarian told The Post.

Should Democrats in the House of Representatives formally impeach the president — something that is widely expected by the end of the year — a January Senate trial is almost certain. The president’s fate would then be decided by a vote of 100 senators, with a two-thirds majority required for his removal.

The timing, however, couldn’t be worse for many of the party’s leading lights, who could be compelled to come off the campaign trail to sit for weeks just before voting begins.

“The senate collectively has the power to compel the attendance of absent senators and the Senate collectively acts by its majority and Mitch McConnell is the majority leader. So he has the ability,” former Senate parliamentarian Alan Frumin said.

“If push comes to shove, compelling means arresting.”


Mosby: Violent repeat offender sentenced to more jail time for 2016 killing

BALTIMORE —Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said a violent repeat offender will spend a lot of time behind bars.

A judge sentenced him to more than three decades for killing another man.

Davon Crowner, 34, is already serving time at a prison in Hagerstown for accessory after the fact. He'll start serving this new sentence after that.

"I think it's incredibly important, especially as we turn on the news, we open up the newspaper and we're constantly plagued with the violence that is happening in our city, for our community to know what's actually happening at the disposition," Mosby said.


Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon To Announce 2020 Political Plans Next Week

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon is expected to announce her 2020 political plans next week, WJZ has learned.

Dixon, the city’s one-time mayor, resigned in January 2010 amid a scandal involving her misuse of gift cards intended for the needy.


'Radicalized' Pensacola gunman visited 9/11 memorial in New York just two days before shooting dead three Navy trainees

The Saudi gunman who killed three people at a naval base in Pensacola and wounded eight others visited the September 11 memorial in New York City just days before the shooting.

Senior law enforcement officials also say that the killer, Second Lt. Mohammed Saeed al-Shamrani, 21, made preparations for the shooting by filing paperwork to purchase a gun in April.

The revelations about his movements are part of efforts by investigators to establish an exact timeline in the weeks leading up to Friday’s shooting rampage, according to The Daily Beast.  


Gohmert tears into Nadler: 'How much money do you have to give?'

Rep. Louie Gohmert, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, infuriated Chairman Jerrold Nadler during Monday's impeachment hearing into President Trump, after he appeared to suggest a counsel for the Democrats had given money to members of the party in order to serve in a role of both witness and questioner.

The Judiciary Committee Democrats' counsel Barry Berke, a high-powered defense lawyer, was seated on the dais near Nadler, D-N.Y., asking questions of Republican counsel Stephen Castor in a move that Gohmert, R-Texas, called "unprecedented."

Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., initially interrupted Berke's questioning to make a formal "parliamentary inquiry" to Nadler about what Berke was being allowed to do.

Instead, Nadler slammed his gavel and told Johnson he was unable to make an inquiry. "Mr. Chairman, what is this?" Johnson asked, looking incredulously at the chairman as the New Yorker slammed his gavel.


Nadler Failed to Swear in Witnesses at Judiciary Impeachment Hearings

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) failed to swear in the two counsels for both the Democrats and Republicans prior to their opening statements in Monday’s impeachment inquiry hearing.

Though staff members are not typically sworn in, witnesses must be sworn in and deliver testimony under oath.

Both Democrat counsel Barry Berke and Republican Counsel Stephen Castor delivered opening statements. Berke in particular made several factual assertions — many of which were dubious at best, and outright false at worst.

For example, Berke claimed that State Department staffer David Holmes had “heard it from the President himself” when he testified that President Donald Trump was interested in Ukraine conducting investigations.

In fact, Holmes had not heard anything directly from the President.


The Subtle Sexism On This Door

A Bold-faced Lie.

The new report from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed former CIA Director John Brennan lied to Congress about whether the dossier authored by Christopher Steele was used in the Obama administration’s Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA).

The ICA, a report conducted by intelligence officials in 2016 on Russian election interference, was used to brief President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump in January 2017. According to the IG report, there was significant discussion by top intelligence officials as to whether the unverified Steele dossier should be included in the main body of the ICA report, summarized in an appendix, or even included at all.

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said that “he felt strongly that the Steele election reporting belonged in the body of the ICA, because he feared that placing it in an appendix was ‘tacking it on’ in a way that would ‘minimiz[e]’ the information and prevent it from being properly considered.”

Ultimately, the ICA included a short summary and assessment of the dossier, which was incorporated in an appendix.

A few months later, on May 23, 2017, when testifying before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Brennan categorically denied that the CIA relied on the Steele dossier for the ICA report.

"It was not in any way used as a basis for the Intelligence Community assessment that was done.."

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Maryland State Police, Allied Agencies Target Criminal Activity, Drug Use In Eastern Shore Counties

(WICOMICO COUNTY, MD) – Maryland State Police, along with allied local and federal law enforcement agencies, partnered on Friday to target criminal activity and criminal organizations operating within Wicomico and Dorchester counties.

The initiative came under the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN), a criminal justice strategy, coordinated at the local, state, and federal levels targeting gangs, drugs, firearms and human trafficking. MCIN is particularly focused on those criminal networks that are impacting multiple jurisdictions and accomplishes this by sharing information across borders.

In Wicomico County, enforcement efforts were based on intelligence relating to illegal drug use and sales, firearm violations and crimes of violence. In Dorchester County, the gathering of information included identifying criminal gang members and suspects of open criminal investigations and fugitive apprehension/warrant services.

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DPI Statement on Ammonia Emissions Modeling

December 9, 2019 – Holly Porter, executive director of Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc., made the following statement today regarding recent North Carolina State University research attempting to model ammonia emissions on Maryland’s Eastern Shore:

Maryland’s family farmers raising chickens have played a key role in achieving the state’s well-documented progress in reducing nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay and improving water quality. Maryland has met its water-quality goals for reduced phosphorus seven years ahead of the 2025 deadline, in part because of reduced phosphorus loads from agriculture and despite rising phosphorus loads from cities and suburbs. Farmers in the watershed have reduced their nitrogen contribution to the Bay by 24 percent since the 1980s, even while nitrogen runoff from developed areas has risen.

Recent research supported by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and performed by North Carolina State University modeled ammonia emissions from a hypothetical chicken industry that bears little resemblance to Maryland’s actual community of chicken farmers. The research assumes farmers uses no litter amendments — particles spread on chicken house litter that soak up ammonia from the air. In reality, the use of litter amendments is widespread on U.S. chicken farms because they reduce ammonia, producing a better environment for chickens and farmers. The research also assumes that every Maryland chicken house contains birds 365 days a year, without pause. In reality, all chicken farmers have “layout” periods between flocks several times a year, when the houses are empty so farmers can perform maintenance and upgrades. The model also doesn’t account for any forested land on Delmarva, assuming all of Maryland’s Eastern Shore is farmland. In reality, forests absorb ammonia, as do vegetative buffers on chicken farms.

Monday, December 09, 2019

Sex blogger gives advice to men whose wives won't have sex with them

A sex blogger is providing advice to men whose wives have stopped having sex with them.

Nadia Bokody, who is from Australia, posted a YouTube video on Monday to help husbands navigate their “sex-starved” relationships by giving them the tools they need to get their wives’ sex drive back on track.

Bokody said that, contrary to popular belief, a woman’s lack of enthusiasm in the bedroom is not tied to a declining libido. In fact, she said, it’s likely always because of a lack of interest in their partner.

“Male desire and female desire work in totally different ways,” Bokody said. “Guys expect their female partners to get turned on in the same way and in the same frequency that they do.

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Ohio residents vote to dissolve community after secret tax increase

"Free Amelia" PAC founder Ed McCoy said Thursday that Ohio residents' decision to dissolve their village was "bizarre" but warranted.

After 119 years of history, almost 70 percent of the residents of Amelia, Ohio, voted to oust the local government after it secretly passed a 1 percent income tax on all residents and workers. The 5,000 residents who live there will now be split, with half becoming residents of one municipality and the other half becoming residents of another.

Appearing on "Fox & Friends" with host Steve Doocy, McCoy said it was a fly-by-night decision, adding that some residents said they found out about the tax change from a letter in the mail after the decision was already made. The village council approved the tax increase last year, without public input.


Tiny AI Devices Aim to Enrich Farmers and Their Soil

A piece of paper no bigger than a business card could enrich struggling coffee farmers and their soil, a growing challenge as temperatures rise and prices fluctuate.

Enveritas, a U.S. non-profit, signed an agreement with International Business Machines Corp (IBM) on Thursday to pilot the AgroPad, which analyzes soil samples remotely and quickly.

Powered by Artificial Intelligence, the AgroPad can perform a chemical analysis in 10 seconds, reading nitrate or chloride levels from a drop of water or small soil sample, said IBM.

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Warren Denies Receiving 'Any Benefit' as a Result of Her Native-American Lie

On Friday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-1/1024th of a Plan) once again denied receiving "any job" or "any benefit" from her false claim to Native American status. In humiliating remarks during a New Hampshire town hall, Warren explained why she lied, admitted that she is not a "person of color," and again insisted she did not benefit from the lie.

"My three older brothers and I learned about our family the same way most people do, from our mom and from our dad. My family’s very important to me and that’s why — many years ago — I sometimes identified as Native American. Boston Globe did a big investigation about this, gosh, about a year and a half ago. Never had anything to do with any job I ever got or any benefit," Warren said.

"But even so, I shouldn’t have done it. I am not a person of color, I am not a citizen of a tribe and I have apologized for confusion I have caused on tribal citizenship, tribal sovereignty, and for any harm that I have caused," she concluded.


House Judiciary Committee Report: President Can Be Impeached for ‘Motives’ Without Breaking Law

The House Judiciary Committee released a report Saturday in which it argued that a president may be impeached for “illegitimate motives” even if his actions are “legally permissible.”

The 52-page report, written by 20 members of the staff for the Democratic majority, attempts to provide a legal and constitutional basis for the Democrats’ ongoing effort to impeach the president.

The report states: “The question is not whether the President’s conduct could have resulted from permissible motives. It is whether the President’s real reasons, the ones in his mind at the time, were legitimate.”

That novel theory is only one of several questionable features of the report.


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Troopers Attempting To Locate Wanted Suspect Dionederik Godwin- Selbyville

Selbyville–  The Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s assistance in attempting to locate 37-year-old Dionederik R. Godwin (photo: 2007) of Bishopville, MD, who is wanted in connection with a domestic related incident in which he displayed a firearm.
The incident occurred on December 7, 2019 at approximately 4:19 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the 29000 block of  Poplar Court, Hickory Tree Apartments, Selbyville, for a report of a male subject with a gun chasing another male subject.  Upon arrival, Troopers learned that Godwin responded to his 31-year-old ex-girlfriend’s residence where he engaged in an argument with her and her 40-year-old boyfriend.  Godwin entered the residence when he made contact with the male victim first and began to challenge him, and then proceeded to pull out a handgun.  Godwin then proceeded to push his ex-girlfriend and strangle her.  The male and female victim were able to exit the residence when Godwin proceeded to chase the male victim while displaying the firearm.  Godwin then swung the firearm and subsequently struck the male victim.  During this incident, there were five children in the residence ranging from ages 4 to 13.  There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.
Godwin fled the area in a black pickup or SUV style vehicle, possibly a Jeep with NJ registration, prior to police arrival.  He currently has active warrants out of Troop 4 for the following:
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Strangulation
  • Aggravated Menacing
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child (5 counts)
  • Offensive Touching (2 counts)
Troopers have been unable to locate Godwin who is presumed to be armed with a handgun.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Dionederik R. Godwin is asked to contact Troop 4, Tpr. J. Smith at 302-856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at

Rasmussen on Drudge Report: 'We don't think Matt is there anymore.'

Rasmussen Reports, the influential polling company, tweeted Saturday their belief that Matt Drudge has sold and is no longer running the titanic news aggregator that bears his name, the Drudge Report.

If the Drudge Report has indeed been sold, this would explain the shift in the site's tone. It would also be a major story, as the Drudge Report is a powerful driver of traffic.


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Trump Calls on CNN to Retract 'Totally False' Story About Trump's Use of Personal Cell Phone

CNN has updated its report that President Trump continues to use his personal cell phone to make calls, despite repeated concerns expressed by his staff that such phone calls leave the president vulnerable to surveillance by foreign governments.

In a tweet on Saturday, President Trump called upon "Fake News" CNN to retract the story that he describes as "totally false information and reporting." Trump also tweeted that he hasn't "had a personal cell phone for years" and only uses "government approved and issued phones."


Michelle Obama’s new book is just another craven cash grab

Not content with more than 10 million books sold, a Netflix deal in the high eight figures, a joint publishing advance with husband Barack worth $65 million, a highly profitable world tour, speaking fees that by now surely average around $500,000 per, and a recently acquired waterfront Martha’s Vineyard mansion purchased for $15 million, Michelle Obama is back with another craven money grab.

“Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice” is her new publishing venture.

Billed as a sequel of sorts to Obama’s best-selling memoir, this squat, slim volume, priced at $19.99, is Michelle “now provid[ing] you with the encouragement to find value in your own personal journey,” the publisher says.


Hillary Clinton: Trump Made Me ‘Sick to My Stomach’ Pardoning War Criminals

On Wednesday, during an appearance on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show,” 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton commented on President Donald Trump getting involved with Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s case and pardoning Army veterans Clint Lorance and Matthew Golsteyn.

After telling the story of Navy SEALs saving women and children at Osama bin Laden’s compound after successfully killing him, Clinton said, “When I think about the American military, that’s who I think about.”

She continued, “I am sick to my stomach about what Trump did pardoning three men who were testified against by their own men because of the way that they behaved.”

She added, “It’s his perverse understanding of courage and war.”


Senators Seek Interview With Ex-DNC Contractor Who Worked With Ukrainians

The Republican chairmen of three Senate committees are seeking records from and interviews with a former DNC contractor and a former Ukrainian diplomatic official to determine whether there was any coordination between the Ukrainian government and Democrats in the 2016 election, an allegation Democrats have dismissed as a conspiracy theory.

Sens. Chuck Grassley, Ron Johnson and Lindsey Graham said Friday that they are requesting the records from Alexandra Chalupa, the former DNC contractor, and Andrii Telizkhenko, a former political officer who worked in the Ukrainian embassy.

The senators said the request is a continuation of Grassley’s inquiry in 2017 about possible coordination between the DNC and Ukrainian embassy to dig up dirt on the Trump campaign and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Chalupa met throughout 2016 with Ukrainian embassy officials, and sought to trade information related to Manafort, who worked through 2014 for former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, on Jan. 11, 2017, Politico reported. Telizhenko told Politico he was directed by his bosses to help Chalupa in the effort.


First person charged under Florida 'red flag' law found guilty

The first person to have his guns confiscated under Florida’s 2018 “red flag” law has been found guilty over his refusal to voluntarily surrender the weapons.

Jerron Smith, 33, now faces up to five years in prison after a jury in Broward County rejected his argument that he did not fully understand the new law. The jury returned the verdict Friday after a short trial.

Smith, of Deerfield Beach, was the subject of a risk protection order soon after the law was enacted in response to the Parkland high school mass shooting in February 2018.

Judge Who Ruled Father Of James Younger Has Say In Son’s ‘Transition’ REMOVED From Case After Mother’s Complaint

On Friday evening, Judge Kim Cooks was recused from her role in the case surrounding the custody of alleged “transgender” seven-year-old James Younger.

In October, Judge Cooks ruled Texas father Jeffrey Younger has a say in the boy’s gender “transition,” which is being facilitated by the James’ mother and Younger’s ex-wife, Dr. Anne Georgulas, a pediatrician. Younger is in staunch opposition to the gender transition, contending that his son is a healthy boy and not a girl named “Luna” trapped in a boy’s body.

“The judge who ruled to grant joint conservatorship to the two parents fighting over the ‘gender’ of their seven-year-old son was recused from the case today, at the orders of another judge,” LifeSiteNews reporter Madeleine Jacob said Friday.


Five Times Democrats Didn't Care When Obama Committed Obstruction of Justice

Listening to Democrats make their “case” for impeaching Trump is like watching a child make excuses for why they should be able to stay up late or not have to eat their vegetables. It’s an endless evolving list of explanations and excuses. We’ve seen them allege a quid pro quo, bribery, extortion… basically whatever polled well on a given week. One fairly new angle they’ve been pushing is that the mere pushback against subpoenas is tantamount to obstruction of justice—an impeachable offense.

Professor Jonathan Turley destroyed this argument during his testimony this week before the House Judiciary Committee. “He’s allowed to do that; we have three branches, not two. If you impeach a president, if you make a high crime and misdemeanor out of going to the courts, it is an abuse of power. It’s your abuse of power,” Turley said, referring Congress. “You are doing precisely what you’re criticizing the president for doing.”

Turley also noted, "President Obama withheld evidence from Congress in Fast and Furious, an investigation — or rather moronic program — that led to the death of a federal agent. President Obama gave a sweeping argument that he was not only not going to give evidence to this body but that a court had absolutely no role in determining whether he could withhold the evidence."


‘Fairness for All’ Is Well Intentioned but Inadequate and Misguided

Working to find legislative compromise can be a good thing. But not every bill that calls itself a compromise is a good compromise.

And that, sadly, is the case with the so-called “Fairness for All” legislation introduced Friday.

Over the past several years I’ve been in dialogue with the main scholars and civic leaders promoting and drafting this legislation (including participating in a conference on it at Yale Law School in 2017 and authoring a chapter on the approach—and suggesting a better approach—in a Cambridge University Press book published this year). I have reviewed the 69-page legislative draft over the past several weeks.

Despite the undoubted good will of those who drafted and introduced the legislation, and despite some meaningful though insufficient protections for religious liberty, the bill is not in fact fair for all. Its protections for religious liberty come at the high cost of enshrining a misguided sexual and gender ideology into federal law. This will allow the federal government to use our civil rights laws as a sword to punish citizens who dissent from the reigning sexual orthodoxy. This is certain to create significant harm to the common good, especially for the privacy, safety, and equality of women and girls.

The high costs of the Fairness for All compromise shouldn’t be surprising, because the compromise the bill sought was mis-framed from the beginning.


Brainwashing Kids to Hate: High School Course On White Privilege Offered In New Jersey

A new elective course for high school students in Westfield, New Jersey is being introduced; “Power, Privilege & Imbalance in America.”

Rooted in the Frankfurt school’s marxist-centric “critical race theory,” the class will be “providing curricula that emphasize the role of race in every aspect of American society. Throughout the semester students examine the historical contexts that created the inequalities. Unit topics give voice to groups who have suffered from systemic oppression, and develop theoretical and practical ways for students to deconstruct the power structures.”

Central questions will include: How do we define privilege? How was white supremacy established in American society and in what ways does it continue today? Which social class and ethnic groups benefited the least from the social, economic, cultural, and technological changes in America from colonial times to current day? In what ways has American society been structured to oppress _____________ (insert marginalized group here)?


Six Months at an Amazon Fulfillment Center

Having spent half of a year experiencing firsthand the labyrinthine bowels of an Amazon Fulfillment Center, I must ask:

“What are all the complaints about?”

Employment at Amazon was not perfect. Then again, no job will be. But for those wanting to establish themselves with a job history or get back into the routine of full-time employment, being at Amazon isn’t the torturous ordeal some have described. Coming off a year’s sabbatical and being a technical writer before that, work at an Amazon facility was a shining opportunity to regain some lost footing.

In retrospect, I can’t but be thankful for that. It wasn’t just the financial boon, but also the chance to persevere that elicited and encouraged growth and strength in both physical and mental senses.

Getting hired by Amazon was almost too easily achieved...

Jury acquits New York man who offered $500 bounty to 'anyone who kills' an ICE agent

A jury in Boston acquitted Brandon Ziobrowski, 35, of charges that he used interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat, according to Fox News. He faced up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.

"It seemed like the right verdict," Ziobrowski said after the ruling Friday. "It's been a horrible year. I'm glad it's over."

U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling, who prosecuted the case, said he respected the jury’s decision but expressed frustration at the outcome of the case.


Lawmakers Map Out Conservative Solutions to End Poverty

Instilling a sense of expectancy, personal capability, and American exceptionalism are keys to lifting individuals out of poverty, two conservative lawmakers said Thursday at a policy forum at The Heritage Foundation’s headquarters on Capitol Hill.

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., both spoke at Heritage’s 2019 Antipoverty Forum, an annual gathering of researchers, educators, and government staffers and officials organized by the leading think tank.

“The thing that really took me from being a kid, failing out of school, being a son in a single-parent household, being a person mired in poverty, really becoming more, was this notion that it was possible,” Scott said in a keynote address to attendees.

“The one thing my mother never lost was this sense of hope and wonder that this world, this nation, could afford her child opportunity,” he said. “And she was right.”

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House passes bill to fight voter ID laws across the United States

The House of Representatives passed a bill to undermine state voter ID laws on Friday by a mostly party-line vote of 228-187.

H.R. 4 — also called the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 — is an effort by House Democrats to restore preclearance provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that were thrown out by the Supreme Court in the 2013 ruling on Shelby County v. Holder. It seeks to do this by updating the preclearance formula that the high court rejected.

Only one Republican, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, Penn., voted with Democrats in favor of the measure. The House’s lone independent, Justin Amash, Mich., voted against the bill.


Lindsey Graham Lies and Backtracks: Says He Will End Impeachment “as Soon as Possible” — MAY NOT CALL IN WITNESSES Before Vote

On May 1, 2019 Lindsey Graham, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, promised investigations on how the Mueller probe started.

He made the the comments during testimony by US Attorney General Bill Barr in front of the US Senate.

But Lindsey Graham lied.
Lindsey Graham is a fraud.
Lindsey Graham has scheduled NO COMMITTEE HEARINGS on Deep State, FBI, CIA, Spygate, Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, Mueller, Stefan Halper, George Papadopoulos, Tom Fitton, Sidney Powell, Joe diGenova, John Brennan, James Comey, Chris Wray, etc.

Lindsey Graham has no intention of confronting the latest criminal coup of this great American president.


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2020 Dems to Attend Forum Hosted by Scandal-Plagued Union

Top Democrat presidential hopefuls will attend a Teamsters candidate forum hosted by union head James Hoffa Jr., despite longstanding allegations of corruption under his leadership.

Hoffa, son of infamous labor leader Jimmy Hoffa, has faced numerous accusations of corruption both internally and from federal investigators since he was first elected general president in 1998. A 2004 investigation of the Chicago Teamsters brought forth allegations of rampant corruption, including mob influence and kickback schemes. Recently, Hoffa confidante and union leader John Coli pleaded guilty to extorting a Chicago film studio, threatening worker strikes if the company refused to make quarterly payments of $25,000.

Despite the union's history, top Democrat presidential candidates are wooing Hoffa for his endorsement. Former vice president Joe Biden, South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) will attend a Saturday forum hosted by the labor leader and live-streamed by the U.K.-based Guardian. According to Hoffa, candidates are expected to "tell Teamsters directly why they are the leader who will effectively push" for pro-union policies.

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Trump wants Mexico to stop more illegal immigrants

The Trump administration plans to press Mexico on its campaign to stop illegal immigration across its border and into the United States, including demanding it keep Africans, Indians, and others trying to enter the country.

Officials told us that the administration, pleased with the “Remain in Mexico” policy of keeping Latin Americans seeking U.S. asylum or other immigration status on the other side of the border, wants it broadened to include non-Hispanics.

“We want to expand who’s remaining in Mexico really to anyone from anywhere around the world, as opposed to just the local region of the Western Hemisphere,” Ken Cuccinelli, acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security, said in an interview.

The goal is to broaden the population of immigrants held by Mexico to the growing number of those from other countries trying to sneak across the southern border.


Salisbury MSP Press Releases 12-9-19 (DUI)

Impeach! The Salt and Pepper Shakers Are Too Big!

Democrats and media have gone after President Donald Trump for virtually anything and everything since he was elected, from his liking two scoops of ice cream and his love of fast food to his tweets.

They’re desperate to find the smoking gun that will enable them to impeach him.

And now, we think they’ve finally found it.

Trump’s salt and pepper shakers are too big.

No, really.

James Pasley of the Business Insider broke this huge story.

Baltimore Teacher, Fed Up with Classroom Coddling and Kids Run Amok, Quits

Educator was told she must 'dim the lights' and have 'lavender scents' on hand to help give unruly kids the right environment

You’d think a story about classroom chaos and behavioral problems among many of the students would come from a high school, maybe a middle school — but not from an elementary school.

But you’d be wrong.

In an effort to improve the Baltimore County Public Schools, Project Baltimore (PB) is working with WBFF Fox 45 — and the PB group is reporting some disturbing issues they’ve been discovering.

The project’s mission is to observe, report on, and try to help remedy problems in Baltimore-area schools.

PB recently reported that a teacher who, after a decade of service, quit a job she loves over what she calls the “chaos” in the classroom and the lack of support she experienced from the administration.

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Chincoteague foal descended from Misty goes up for auction

WASHINGTON (WJLA) — Want to own a Chincoteague Pony descended from Misty, the pony made famous by a popular book series and later movie? Now's your chance.

Foal #69, a young colt, is going up for silent auction. His mother Summer is a Misty descendant.

The auction will end on December 23, with the winner being notified that evening. The minimum bid is $2,000. Foal #69 would be ready to go home to his new owner around the end of February.


Six Saudis Taken Into Custody After Saudi Military Member Shoots Up U.S. Military Base, Reports Say

Multiples reports surfaced Friday night stating that six Saudi nationals have been detained for questioning near the Naval Air Station (NAS) in Pensacola, Florida, some who allegedly filmed an alleged member of Saudi military who went on shooting spree at the base earlier in the day.

“Six other Saudi nationals were detained for questioning near the scene of the shooting, including three who were seen filming the entire incident, according to a person briefed on the initial stages of the investigation,” The New York Times reported.

Fox News reported that, according to a senior U.S. official, “the suspects were taken into custody and are being questioned about the shooting.”


Shocking number of children show signs of smartphone addiction

Recent national surveys project that 53% of children will own a smartphone by age 11. While the reality of a child being able to utilize the features of a smartphone has provided many new benefits to both them and their parents, the harm of unlimited access to smartphone technology on a child’s mental health has many experts worried.

According to a recent systematic review conducted by researchers at King’s College London, roughly one in four children and young people who own a smartphone display what mental health experts call “problematic smartphone usage,” which can be further described as “behaviors linked to smartphone use that resemble features of addiction.”

While many people think of addiction as a behavior driven by things such as drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, the concept of addiction to technology has become a serious reality in recent years, which has caused people to display behavior similar to those with dependence on hard or soft drugs.

In their findings, the researchers sought to identify several different features of addiction to smartphone technology, including specific behaviors such as: “having an intense urge to use your phone,” “feeling panicked if it runs out of battery,” “neglecting other more important things to use it,” “spending more time on it than you first intended to,” “having other people complain about how much someone used their phone,” and “continuing to use it despite knowing how much it affected other areas of your life, including sleep or school work.”


No increase in violence on campuses from legalized campus carry

Though popular belief holds that more guns on college campuses will lead to an uptick in gun violence, several universities have reported no such increase even after their states legalized the carrying of concealed weapons on school grounds.

According to the website of Armed Campuses, a pro-gun-control initiative that tracks firearm policies at universities across the country, seven state legislatures have broadly permitted concealed carry on public university grounds. Five more have instituted limited campus carry regimes. Ten states prohibit campus carry altogether, while the remainder either allow the university to set the policy or else mandate that the guns must be left in locked cars.

The College Fix reached out to multiple public universities in states where campus carry is legal. All of the schools that responded confirmed that they have seen no uptick in violence since their respective policies were put in place.

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Bill Barr Indicts 8 Including Mueller Top Witness for Funneling Millions in Foreign Donations to Adam Schiff, Hillary Clinton and Top Senate Democrats

The Liberal Media Is Covering This Up!…

On Friday The Gateway Pundit reported on the news that Democrat operative and Robert Mueller chief witness George Nader was indicted for his involvement in illegal campaign contributions from foreign entities to the Hillary campaign in 2016

Nader was one of Mueller’s top witnesses and he is a top Democrat donor and convicted child molester.

But there is more to the story.

Bill Barr on Friday indicted eight individuals for illegally funneling foreign money to Adam Schiff, Hillary Clinton and several Democratic senators.

A Viewer Writes........Parade Trash

I live just off of Mt. Hermon road and Civic.
I went up and turned left on Mt. Hermon Parade Route and got as angry like you just don’t know after the parade.

Trash along Mt. Hermon including plastic bottles, soda cans and just trash in general.

What the HELL is wrong with people today that they just throw their trash anywhere and some one else has to clean it up.

Set an example for their children??
No Pride??
Sorry!! I am PO’D!
Has our society collapsed to this level???


Free Day Care for Illegal Immigrants’ Kids While Parents Attend Driver’s License Workshops

Democrats don’t realize that their support of illegal immigrants in this country has destroyed their once-strong bond with the American working class.

Illegal immigrants are not “friends” to the working class in America, in my view.

They drive down wages, crowd public schools and hospitals, and bleed entitlements dry.

American taxpayers are paying enough as it is.

It’s absurd to expect them to pay more in order to fund the lifestyle of criminals who got here by sneaking across the border.

Now, in a direct slap to Americans everywhere, we’re learning that the State of New York is offering “free” day care to illegal immigrants so they can attend workshops on how to obtain U.S. driver’s licenses.


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UPDATED: Troopers Seek Public’s Help in Locating Escapee – Newark

Afrika Whaley Wanted
Dover, Delaware – The Delaware State Police have located the female who escaped from a Bayhealth Security Constable. Afrika Whaley of Dover is currently wanted by the Dover Police Department and the Kent County Court of Common Pleas. Afrika Whaley was taken into custody in Dover without incident.

Newark, Delaware – The Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s help in locating 25-year-old Afrika Whaley of Dover after she escaped from a constable in Newark.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:03 p.m. today, December 7, 2019, as Afrika Whaley fled after being transported by a Bay Health Security Constable to the Rockford Center located at 100 Rockford Drive Newark, Delaware.

Afrika Whaley is described as a dangerous black female with short hair wearing blue scrubs and red shoes. She is currently wanted by the Dover Police Department for Assault (felony), Conspiracy and Resisting Arrest.
If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Afrika Whaley they are asked to call 9-1-1 immediately and/or Troop 6 at 302-633-5000. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Ravens Football At Caribbean Joe's TODAY

Come join the Ravens Gang at Caribbean Joe's in West Ocean City at the Alamo. Get out of the cold and take some time away from your normal routine and enjoy some great food, great people and a really cool environment. Game time is 1:00. GO RAVENS!!!