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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Robin Williams as the American Flag

Police: Mom charged after driving with kids in pool on the roof of her car

Amazon Bans ‘Conversion Therapy’ Books

Amazon has taken another step towards political censorship, banning all books by Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, a psychologist associated by critics with the rise of “gay conversion therapy.” This follows its ban on a book by Islam critic Tommy Robinson earlier this year.

According to LGBT news site PinkNews, the online retailer took action against Nicolosi’s books after repeated complaints by U.K. citizen Rojo Alan.

This is the latest in an increasing trend of digital book-burning by Amazon, the company founded and owned by anti-Trump billionaire Jeff Bezos.

In February, the company banned several far-right, white nationalist authors. In March, the company went further, banning Muhammed’s Koran, a book by Islam critics Tommy Robinson and Peter McLoughlin highlighting violent passages in the Islamic text.

More here

Famed Hollywood actor Rip Torn dead at age 88

Longtime stage and Hollywood actor Rip Torn, who appeared in movies such as “Men in Black” and “Dodgeball” and who won an Emmy for “The Larry Sanders Show,” died on Tuesday, his publicist said. He was 88.

Torn passed peacefully at his home in Lakeville, Conn., with his wife and two of his daughters by his side.

“His remarkable career on stage and screen spanned seven decades, ranging from an early career of dark, threatening roles to iconic comedic performances later in life,” his publicist, Rick Miramontez, said in a statement.


Attorney General Frosh Joins Coalition Defending Human Rights of Immigrant Children in Civil Detention

BALTIMORE, MD (July 10, 2019) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today joined a coalition of attorneys general in filing an amicus brief to defend the human rights of immigrant children in civil detention in the United States. In the brief filed with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the coalition urges the court to grant immediate relief to remedy the imminent threat to the health and welfare of immigrant children detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Under theFlores Settlement Agreement, children have the right to safe and sanitary conditions of detention and prompt release or placement at a state-licensed facility. However, under the Trump Administration, immigrant children have been held for weeks in inhumane conditions without access to basic necessities like soap, clean water, toothbrushes, showers, or a place to sleep.

“The Trump Administration is separating young children, including toddlers, from their parents. They are crowding these kids in freezing warehouses without sufficient food, beds, blankets or bathroom facilities. The conditions are unsafe and unsanitary, and the children who have become ill as a result are not receiving the medical care they need notwithstanding the valiant efforts of the few medical professionals available to them, ” said Attorney General Frosh. “The treatment of these children in the custody of the United States of America is a disgrace. It is illegal and inhumane. It must cease.”

For more than two decades, the federal government has been required to meet minimum standards for the facilities in which immigrant children may be confined. These minimum standards, established in theFlores Settlement Agreement, require, among other things, that CBP facilities holding children following arrest must be safe and sanitary. They must also provide children with enumerated services, including access to toilets and sinks, drinking water and food, medical assistance, and adequate supervision.

However, CBP is blatantly failing to comply with its obligations under the court-monitored FloresSettlement Agreement. Children are being denied access to safe and sanitary conditions, clean drinking water, and medication. In addition, young children are irresponsibly and dangerously tasked with the care of toddlers and infants. This treatment inflicts irreparable harm on children under CBP custody, where hospitalizations continue to occur. The federal government’s blatant disregard of its obligations under theFlores Settlement Agreement conflicts with federal statutory requirements that immigration authorities consider “the best interest of the child” when taking action with respect to unaccompanied immigrant children.

In addition to Maryland, the brief was joined by the attorneys general of California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Hawai’i, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.

Student loan math: How much you'll really pay for it

Those who graduate college with student loansOpens a New Window. owe close to $30,000Opens a New Window. on average, according to the most recent data from the Institute for College Access & SuccessOpens a New Window..

But they’ll likely repay thousands more than that because of interest. One key to limiting interest cost is choosing the right repayment plan. The bottom line? Opting for lower payments will cost you more overall.

Using a tool like the Education Department’s Repayment EstimatorOpens a New Window. can help you better understand potential costs. Here’s how much $30,000 in unsubsidized federal student loans would cost under different plans at the 2019-2020 undergraduate rate of 4.53 percent.


Democratic megadonor Ed Buck now facing allegations of human trafficking, revenge porn

Ed Buck, the California Democratic megadonor suspected in the deaths of two black men who suffered fatal crystal methamphetamine overdoses in his home 18 months apart, is now facing allegations of human trafficking and revenge porn, according to a new report.

The Daily Beast reported that the family of 26-year-old Gemmel Moore has made the new allegations as part of an ongoing civil case against Buck, who has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic Party candidates in California and is well known in LGBTQ political circles. Moore died of a methamphetamine overdose in July 2017. He was found naked on a mattress in Buck’s living room, which was littered with drug paraphernalia.

The complaint by Moore's family previously alleged that Buck injected Moore with crystal meth and required Moore to view “hardcore gay male pornography which played loudly on a large flatscreen television set,” while engaging in sex acts, according to the Beast.


Newt Gingrich: Pelosi Dealing with 'Virtually Crazy' Freshman Dems

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was "essentially right" with her comments about the lack of influence that far-left Democrats, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are having on the party, ex-Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday.

"I think you're beginning to see the bloom come off of the excitement the Democrats had after they won last year," Gingrich told Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo. "Speaker Pelosi, who I think is essentially right in this argument, is really faced with some people who are virtually crazy, and she doesn't know what to do with them."

In an interview with The New York Times' Maureen Dowd, Pelosi downplayed the influence wielded by Ocasio-Cortez and fellow Reps. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley.


Melania states the obvious about Christine Blasey Ford

Just like millions of American women, Melania Trump pinned Christine Blasey Ford, the first accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, for a liar in her fantastic tale of high school sexual assault.

Here's the New York Post:
First lady Melania Trump warned her husband that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was not being truthful when she accused Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school, according to a new book.
"You know that woman is lying, right?" Melania told the president, in an episode recounted in Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court, the New York Post reported. The book is slated for a Tuesday release.

Authors Mollie Hemingway, senior editor of the Federalist, and Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network, claim in their upcoming book that the first lady was one of many women who were skeptical of Ford's testimony that Kavanaugh raped her while drunk at a high school party.


'Urgent and Desperate'

The world’s largest supplier of consumer goods says China’s factories are getting “urgent and desperate” as worried U.S. retailers accelerate a move out of the country amid heightened trade tensions.

China will see more factory shutdowns as the trade war that’s roiled the global supply chain exacerbates an exodus, said Spencer Fung, chief executive officer of Li & Fung Ltd. The company, which designs, sources and transports consumer goods from Asia for some of the world’s biggest retailers including Walmart and Nike, is being pushed by American clients to shift production out of China.

“U.S. clients are definitely very, very worried,” Fung said in an interview with Bloomberg. “Everyone is making razor-thin margins already and most people have a huge percentage in China. So if the biggest source increases the price by 25%, they are worried,” he said, referring to the scale of tariffs threatened on all Chinese imports to the U.S. by President Donald Trump.

Though Fung didn’t specify Walmart by name, the U.S. retailer is the company’s second-biggest customer after Kohl’s, accounting for 7.6% of revenue, according to Bloomberg data. A spokeswoman for Walmart declined to comment.


Princess Anne Escapee Apprehended In Wicomico County


(PRINCESS ANNE, MD) – The escapee from Princess Anne has been apprehended by Maryland State Police in Wicomico County.

Anthony Lowell Horsey, Jr., 29, of Westover was apprehended without incident at 12:30 p.m. today in Wicomico County by the Maryland State Apprehension Team. He was a passenger in a car traveling on Rum Ridge Road toward the Maryland/Delaware state line. He is being transported to the Somerset County Detention Center where he will be held without bond.

Shortly before 8:00 p.m. last night, Horsey had been served a warrant for armed robbery, first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment, firearm use during a felony and other related charges. He was processed at the Princess Anne Barrack and taken before a court commissioner. Horsey was ordered to be held without bond.

At approximately 10:45 p.m. last night, Horsey was in handcuffs while being escorted to the rear door of the Somerset County Detention Center in Princess Anne, when he escaped from police custody. Horsey faces additional charges as a result of the incident.

The investigation continues..

The Democrats’ Situational Racism

Democrats and their media allies are floundering in the face of a covfefe-strength hurricane of great economic news and an incumbent president who is fulfilling his campaign promises. What he hasn’t yet accomplished is not for lack of trying; instead the unfinished agenda is attributable to a hostile Congress and Judiciary.

When all else fails for the left, they drag out the race card. Why not? It’s worked in the past, ushering in our first black president in 2008. At least that’s how Barack Obama is described. In reality he is only half black, with a black father (officially the Kenyan Barack Senior, or possibly Frank Marshall Davis, according to some). His mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was as white as Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren.

The media of the time called for the half-white portion of Obama’s heritage to be ignored rather than muddy the waters of his being America’s first black president. Yet during the Obama presidency, for different political reasoning the media went out of its way to make a point of the mixed heritage of another individual, specifically George Zimmerman.


Fishing Pier Assault Involves Knife, Gun


OCEAN CITY — A Pittsburgh man faces assault charges and a Pasadena, Md. man faces weapons charges after an alleged altercation on the Ocean City Fishing Pier involving a knife and a gun.

Around 11:15 p.m. last Wednesday, an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officer was on bicycle patrol in the downtown Boardwalk area when he was dispatched to the Ocean City Fishing Pier for a report of a male suspect, later identified as Shawn Drummond, 41, of Pittsburgh, Pa., pulling a knife and threatening to assault another man, later identified as Kevin Hudler, 30, of Pasadena.

Ocean City Communications provided a description of Drummond including what he was wearing and that he was carrying fishing tackle. OCPD officers located Drummond walking away from the fishing pier on the north side of the Jolly Roger amusement park. According to police reports, Drummond told police he did pull a knife on Hudler in self-defense because Hudler had pulled a gun on him. Drummond then recanted and told police he did not think he even touched his knife.


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Troopers Arrest Laurel Woman For Discharging Firearm-Seaford

Seaford– The Delaware State Police have arrested a Laurel woman after a domestic argument led to her discharging a firearm.
The incident occurred on July 9, 2019 at approximately 10:29 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to N. Paula Lynn Drive, Seaford, for a report of a domestic.  Upon arrival, contact was made with a 37-year-old male who advised that he and his girlfriend, 43-year-old Toya D. Roberts had engaged in a verbal altercation.  Roberts proceeded to leave the residence when she pulled out a firearm and shot the tire of a vehicle that was parked in the driveway.  The victim was outside during this timeframe and did not sustain injury.  Roberts left the residence in her vehicle prior to police arrival.
Troopers located a shell casing at the scene and observed that the vehicle sustained a flat tire and damage to it’s rim from the gunshot.
Roberts was contacted and turned herself in at Troop 5 where she was charged with the following:
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Reckless Endanger First Degree
  • Criminal Mischief
Troopers recovered a 9mm pistol and two magazines with a total of (19) 9mm rounds.
Roberts was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $15,250.00 unsecured bond.
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).

The Taliban Have Won In Afghanistan

On June 26 two US special forces soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, bringing the total of US military personnel who have died in that useless war to 2429, according to iCasualties, an independent casualty tracker.

No matter what one might think about the rights and wrongs of the war in Afghanistan, it is sad to record such fatalities, and the question that comes to mind is: What did they die for?

According to the US State Department the military are there because “we continue to invest US resources to help Afghanistan improve its security, governance, institutions and economy,” and the Pentagon says “the principle goal… is to conclude the war in Afghanistan on terms favourable to Afghanistan and the United States.”


Appeals Court Dismisses Maryland, DC Lawsuit Challenging President's Ownership Of DC Hotel

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Maryland and the District of Columbia claiming President Donald Trump is accepting illegal profits from foreign and state government visitors at his Washington hotel.

A three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled unanimously not on the merits of the case, but on the plaintiffs' legal standing.

Attorneys General Brian E. Frosh, of Maryland, and Karl A. Racine, of the District of Columbia, filed the suit in 2017, seeking to invoke the Constitution's little-tested emoluments clause. The decision halts numbers of subpoenas to federal agencies and Trump's business entities for records related to the hotel that had been sought in the case.


Shut Down: Blackface-Wearing VA Governor's Special Anti-Gun Session Has Been Torpedoed By Republicans

It's over! Virginia Republicans adjourned the special session on party-lines votes and won't take up any new votes until after the election. They grew a spine. This is a great day and a win for constitutional rights. House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox called the session "premature."

Senate motion is to adjourn until November 18 at 12 noon
Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment won't take questions, since motion is parliamentarily not debatable. 


Report: Pentagon Should Assume US Satellites Are Already Hacked

As U.S. and its allies tether more of their military operations to government and commercial satellites, they need to start taking cyber-security more seriously.

The U.S. and its allies need to double down on the cyber-security of their satellites as space infrastructure becomes ever more integral to national security, according to a recent report.

The Pentagon and other western military forces rely heavily on space-based systems to guide weapons, gather intelligence and coordinate operations around the globe, but security gaps in their satellite infrastructure threaten to bring those functions to a grinding halt or worse, researchers at the London-based think tank Chatham House found.

As adversaries like Russia and China ramp up their offensive cyber capabilities, they said the western world needs to lock down its space infrastructure against potentially crippling attacks. And in the meantime, “it would be prudent” for countries to assume their systems have already been infiltrated.


They Had The Right To Remain Silent.....but not the ability

The person was arrested over the weekend on a Clay County warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

We’ve gotta give props to Liberty PD for using their senses to sniff him out!

UPDATED: Public’s Help Sought In Search For Escapee In Princess Anne

*Subject has been apprehended*
(PRINCESS ANNE, MD) — Maryland State Police are requesting the public’s help in locating an arrestee who escaped police custody while being transported to the Somerset County Detention Center.
The escapee is identified as Anthony Lowell Horsey, Jr., 29, of Westover. Horsey was last seen wearing a white tank, black pants, shoes without socks and handcuffed. He is an African American male, approximately 5’10″, 168 lbs., with dreadlocks.

Shortly before 8:00 p.m. last night, Horsey had been served a warrant for armed robbery, first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment, firearm use during a felony and other related charges. He was processed at the Princess Anne Barrack and taken before a court commissioner. Horsey was ordered to be held without bond.

At approximately 10:45 p.m. Horsey was being escorted, while handcuffed, to the rear door of the Somerset County Detention Center on Revells Neck Road in Princess Anne, when he escaped from police custody. He fled from inside a fenced-in area of the detention center and escaped under the fence near the entrance gate into a wooded area. The wooded area is located behind the detention center. No one was injured during the incident.

Troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack and the Maryland State Police Apprehension Team immediately set up a perimeter and deployed K-9 units and Aviation Command for the search. Assistance was provided by deputies from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office and the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office. The search for Horsey continues.

Anyone who has seen Horsey or has information about his location, is urged to contact Maryland State Police at the Princess Anne Barrack at 443-260-3700 immediately, or contact local police in your area.

DNA-testing service exposed thousands of customer records online

DNA-testing service Vitagene Inc. left thousands of client health reports exposed online for years, the kind of incident that privacy advocates have warned about as gene testing has become increasingly popular.

More than 3,000 user files remained accessible to the public on Amazon Web Services cloud-computer servers until July 1, when Vitagene was notified of the issue and shut down external access to the sensitive personal information, according to documents obtained by Bloomberg. The genealogy reports included customers’ full names alongside dates of birth and gene-based health information, such as their likelihood of developing certain medical conditions, a review of the documents showed.

Vitagene said that the files dated from when the company was in “beta” testing and represented a small fraction of its customer base.

“We immediately opened an investigation and blocked access to the files,” Chief Executive Officer Mehdi Maghsoodnia said in an email. “We updated our security protocols in 2018 and have engaged an outside security firm to run external and internal penetration testing across our application.

Advocates say consumers may not understand the data privacy policies of at-home genealogy services. For example, 23andMe Inc. shares information from its clients with one of its investors, drug-maker GlaxoSmithKline Plc, to help develop new treatments and select patients for clinical trials. Law enforcement agencies have begun tapping DNA companies’ large databases to track down criminals, leading to last year’s capture of the Golden State Killer decades after the crimes. Companies also share DNA data to make a profit.


Google’s ‘Respectful Code’ Policy Censors Politically Incorrect Terms

A new report suggests that Google will adopt a “respectful code” policy that will eliminate politically incorrect terms used at the company in its programming. The new policy bans common programming terminology like “master and slave,” widely found in both software and hardware, to fight the “harmful effects of bias and discrimination.”

According to a report by The Daily Caller, Google is aggressively working to censor speech inside the company and possibly on its internet services. A new policy called the “respectful code” will ban words and phrases that officials at Google’s Diversity and Inclusion Office have deemed offensive.

Leaked documents suggest that the new code was created to combat bias and discrimination in society. Google feels that implementing the “respectful code” is their way of contributing to the fight against "hatred" and "bigotry" in society.


Leftmedia Torches Trump's Favorability

How effective has the mainstream media’s negative coverage of President Donald Trump been? Well, if a recent Morning Consult survey of more than 5,000 registered voters is to be believed, then the answer is “very effective.” According to Morning Consult, which has been taking state-by-state monthly polls of Trump’s net approval rating since he took office in January 2017, the president has seen an overall decline in the number of states that rate him favorably.

In January 2017, Trump enjoyed a positive net favorability rating in all but six states. Fast forward to June 2019 and the number of states where Trump holds an overall positive rating has shrunk to 21. This seemingly represents a dramatic shift in the wrong direction for Trump’s 2020 reelection hopes. And honestly, it seems somewhat mind-boggling considering just how successful Trump has been in implementing the agenda he campaigned to achieve.

Taken from a purely outcome-based perspective, Trump’s time in office has been amazingly successful — even more so given all the political resistance he has faced.


Ilhan Omar Admits Fabricating Story About an ‘Injustice’ to High School Students

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) admitted to fabricating a story on a purported “injustice” to a group of students five years ago during her tenure as a Minneapolis city councilman, it was revealed Monday.

The Washington Post piece detailing Omar’s “complicated” relationship with the U.S. featured a brief mention of a story Omar told a group of 400 high school students at Richfield High School in Minneapolis five years ago. She told the students she witnessed a “sweet, old … African American lady” in a courtroom who spent a weekend in jail for stealing $2 loaf of bread to feed her hungry granddaughter.

She told them the woman was fined $80 – a fine she was incapable of paying. Omar told the students she “couldn’t control” her emotions because she “couldn’t understand how a roomful of educated adults could do something so unjust.” She claimed she shouted, “Bullsh*t!” in the courtroom.


MDTA employees diagnosed with legionellosis; I-895 toll booths automated

BALTIMORE —The Interstate 895 toll booths are only taking tolls electronically Tuesday after officials closed the facility because two employees were diagnosed with legionellosis.

E-ZPass lanes at the toll plaza will operate as normal Tuesday, but cash payment lanes will operate as video (cashless) toll lanes. Drivers who usually pay with cash should keep moving through the plaza without stopping and will be sent a toll statement. The transactions will be billed at the cash toll rate.

The Maryland Transportation Authority announced that its administration building at the I-895/Baltimore Harbor Tunnel toll plaza closed Tuesday and the toll booths will be automated as state and Baltimore City health officials assess where two employees diagnosed with legionellosis may have contracted the illness.


Governor Carney Announces Support for National Clean Car Standard

U.S. Climate Alliance members issue “Nation’s Clean Car Promise” to address vehicle pollution, climate change


WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and 23 other Governors of the U.S. Climate Alliance on Tuesday issued a joint statementannouncing the “Nation’s Clean Car Promise” to protect citizens from vehicle pollution and to fight climate change. The following are excerpts from their statement:

“We, the undersigned 24 governors– a bipartisan coalition representing 52 percent of the U.S. population and 57 percent of the economy – stand together in calling for one strong, national clean car standard and support preserving state authority to protect our residents from vehicle pollution. Strong vehicle standards protect our communities from unnecessary air pollution and fuel costs, and they address the largest source of carbon pollution in the United States.

“We commit to continue working together to support a strong national standard and issue the ‘Nation’s Clean Car Promise.’

“We call for a common-sense approach that protects the role of states at the negotiating table and establishes a strong, national standard that:


Rep. Chip Roy: Democrat Claims About Border Patrol Shelters Are False

U.S. Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) told Breitbart News Daily that many of the claims made by his Democrat colleagues and media about the Border Patrol facilities housing migrant families and unaccompanied minors are false. He blamed the Democrats for not properly funding the facilities despite months of warnings from Border Patrol officials about the crisis.

During an exclusive interview on Breitbart News Daily Tuesday morning, Rep. Roy debunked many of the claims made by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her fellow representatives about the shelters used by Border Patrol agents to temporarily hold migrant families and unaccompanied minors.

Roy said he has toured these facilities, excluding the Clint facility, many times since becoming the representative for the San Antonio-based congressional district. Last week, he sent his chief of staff to take an in-depth tour of the Clint facility.

The San Antonio congressman said his chief of staff spent hours in the Clint facility and had a full briefing. “What we’ve seen as the truth of what is happening there is very different — very different — from what is being portrayed by the media and by colleagues who are distorting the truth.”

“The claims that kids don’t have showers is false,” he explained. “The claims they don’t have toothbrushes is false. The claims that they don’t have diapers is false.”


Bill would allow victims to sue sanctuary cities

Senate Republicans announced new legislation Tuesday that would allow victims of illegal immigrant crimes to sue sanctuary cities for damages.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, would create a private right of action for the victims. And it would punish states or localities that try to hide behind sovereign immunity by withholding block grant money.

Mr. Tillis said the bill is a “direct response” to moves by North Carolina authorities to refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

In one instance the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office released an illegal immigrant charged with trying to strangle a woman in a domestic violence incident.

The bill would for the first time define in law what a sanctuary city is. As it stands, the bill would deem jurisdictions that refuse to notify ICE of the impending release of deportations target, or who refuse to detain targets for pickup, as sanctuaries.


Town of Vernon denies Woodstock 50 request for festival at Vernon Downs

Update: Woodstock promoters blame “political forces” for the permit denial and vow to appeal.

Syracuse, N.Y. -- The troubled Woodstock 50 festival suffered another blow today as the town of Vernon denied an application to hold the festival at Vernon Downs in mid August.

The application for a temporary event permit was filed too late and is “dramatically incomplete,” said town attorney Vincent Rossi.

Woodstock or Vernon Downs can file an appeal with the town planning board within five days, Rossi said.


A Viewer Writes: When "selling" doesn't really mean "selling" in OC

Some people may have noticed the “bus wraps” that have come about in OC over the last several years. When it started, it was mostly driven by local businesses interested in advertising and was pretty effective. The placement of these bus wraps was primarily thru selling efforts but I don’t think that is the case any longer. The majority of these wraps required any selling at all. It has just been a transfer of taxpayer collected funds (some call it money laundering). The killing of the Dew Tour in favor of a Coca Cola vendor franchise is a different story.

The content of the latest bus wraps (and now even TRAM advertising) has become mostly social Government program related: HIV, Food Stamp, addiction, etc. Yes there are still Phillips Seafood and new Brasure advertisements but the bulk of them are becoming nothing more that Government to Government funding transfers (not selling anything) simply to burn money. On one hand, this keeps the cost high to independent local advertisers. On the other, “who needs them” and why does Maryland collect more taxes than it can spend.

We still need Trump in 2020. The job isn’t done yet.

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23 Funny Tombstones That Actually Exist

Like it or not, death is a fact of life. We're all guaranteed to shuffle off this mortal coil at some point or another, so it's best to be prepared for that inevitability any way we can. For some people, creating the perfect epitaph for their headstone is a chance to express how much they'll be missed by their loving family and friends, but for others it's a chance to get one last joke in. Check out this collection of funny tombstones that will get laughs for all of eternity.