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Sunday, August 25, 2019

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A Viewer Is Outraged At The Super Pet In Salisbury

A local customer had gone in this past weekend to order some items and they realized it was above 80 degrees in the store. All of the animals were panting and appeared to be stressed. They had to return the following day and the heat was even worse. They confronted the manager and they stated that the owner refuses to let them turn on the A/C. They even admitted when the leave they are instructed to turn off the box fans. 

While these animals are under roof and do in fact have water, many would say that this business that sells some animals for over a thousand dollars can and or should be able to afford to at least keep the humidity out. 

The Health Department, Humane Society have been called, they'll do nothing. PETA has also been called and they are awaiting a return call. What's your thoughts? I happen to think the owner will be making a LOT of comments stating it's perfectly fine to keep these animals in this heat but time will tell. 

A Viewer Writes.....Salisbury Super Pets

I went into Super Pets on Dec 17 and in the store I was just looking. I saw this little tiny puppy in a cage. I asked if I could hold it. One employee said no we are feeding them the other employee said no let her hold it. Needless to say I walked out with an $1800 Chihuahua. He was the best puppy that evening. They asked to get him vet checked with their vet within so many days. On which I did (Johnson McKee ) he was making a funny noise like a sneeze. The vet said oh he is fine that's just normal for small dogs. A couple days later he still wasn't the puppy he should have been so I called said vet again and they were closed and said on the voice male to take to Pets ER. Well they had to keep my puppy my little baby and said he has pneumonia and he was going to have to stay for a while. He was so sick and weighing just barely 2 lbs they would do their best. I am grateful I was in the situation to pay them. The following day I was so upset I went back to Super Pets on tears and they said yes we are aware of it all the puppies got sick in their store and they had them in quarantine in which they didn't people were still holding them as I told them. The owner came out and checked Johnson McKee voice mail and said yes you did what you should have done but said not to let Pets ER er do any more x-rays. I told him no they were going to try to get my puppy well. He offered for me to bring my puppy back and he would refund my cost for the puppy and I asked him what would you do with him and he'll no I am not bringing him back I need him as much as he needs me.
When he was released from Pets ER I did what they told me and followed up with the vet again (Johnson McKee ) when I got there he listened to him and said yep he will be fine keep him on meds. I asked about x-rays like shouldn't u do them to be sure he is getting better ? Nope not needed. I went to the counter and paid and sat in my car and read the bill. Teeth looks fine (what wait he never looked at his teeth )
Crying I called around several vets and found one that said bring him right over. After going one step in the door they met me and was truly concerned. Immediately took and x-ray and started treating him. Once a week until the pneumonia was gone x-rays were done.
I gathered all my bills and took them in there and the owner said I am willing to give you a check for the first visit to Pets ER but nothing else because he said to bring my sick dying puppy back to him. (Lord only knows what he would have done with him)
He then said you can take me to court and like I tell everyone else it will cost you more for legal fees then what you will get from me.

Today my puppy has over 5k in medical bills and it was the best thing I have ever done.

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JUST IN: David Koch, conservative donor and philanthropist, has died at age 79

Billionaire conservative icon David Koch has died at age 79, CBS News has confirmed, according to a source close to the Koch family. The New York resident was suffering from deteriorating health as of late, according to a letter Koch's older brother Charles Koch sent to company officials last summer.

He wrote at the time: "We are deeply saddened by this, as we miss David's insightful questions and his many contributions to Koch Industries."

Charles released a statement on his brother's passing, saying he will be "greatly missed, but never forgotten."


MSEA Poll: Maryland educators face increasing financial strains

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —A new poll finds an increasing number of Maryland educators work second jobs, spend their own money on school supplies and run up personal debt to make ends meet.

Findings from the Maryland State Education Association's poll include:

  • In the last year, 94% of Maryland educators paid for school supplies out of their own pocket, an increase over the 91% of Maryland educators who indicated that they did so when polled last year.
  • In the last year, 50% of Maryland educators held a second job to make ends meet -- up 9 percentage points from the 41% who held a second job the year before. Among educators under 30, 57% worked a second job in the last year.
  • Debt is a problem for many educators: 44% have run up personal debt to make ends meet over the last year, up 10 percentage points from the previous year. 


A Viewer Writes, Pittsville Water Treatment Plant

Gene Cook who ran the Pittsville water treatment plant was fired today. Probably has something to do with the guy who was fired last week...a new hire Aaron Wolf or something? He was on 90 day probation but took off anyway for personal appointments so he was let go. He said he knew the Town was illegally dumping the iron from the water plant and was going to report it...

Someone Stole The Trump 2020 Flag From Caribbean Joe's

My Grandmother always said, "Someone must have needed more then you did". I guess there is a bright side to situations like this but come on people, at least leave the flag pole behind, LOL. 

Nevertheless, we only have around 5,000 Trump Flags and of course I replaced it right away and if necessary we will do so up to 5,000 more times, if you get my drift. 

There are some Liberals that will say this will hurt my business, NO IT WON'T. In fact it has increased my business. Here's how I look at it. Caribbean Joe's is quickly becoming the go to place to hang out for Locals. It's clean, the food is fantastic, the drinks are ice cold, the pool is open to the public. Our Staff is second to none. If Liberals chose not to enjoy this environment because I/We support our President, well, that's your loss. In the mean time we will enjoy the very like minded customers who do in fact take advantage of a really cool place. Yesterday at Caribbean Joe's below.
Need I say more?

In the mean time, remember Folks, I'm married to a Liberal. We AGREE TO DISAGREE on many political issues but we do NOT hate each other, so stop the hate. Stop STEALING. Remember, I have TWENTY very high definition cameras around my establishment and I can and will catch the next person who attempts to harm my business.  For now I'll treat this like my Grandmother suggested, someone needed it more then I did. 

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Pushback grows as states require LGBTQ history

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Illinois recently became the fourth state to adopt a policy requiring public schools to teach students about the contributions of LGBTQ people to society, and Maryland is primed to become the fifth.

While advocacy groups say the curriculum promotes inclusion and acceptance, but some faith-based and conservative groups call it a government overreach that ignores some families’ religious beliefs.

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay rights advocacy group, has been championing the lessons that highlight the accomplishments and struggles of LGBTQ people throughout history.

“There’s something so important about seeing yourself reflected,” said Sarah Warbelow of the Human Rights Campaign. “Ultimately, we really do need every state to incorporate LGBTQ history.”


AOC: Electoral College a racist 'scam' that 'has to go'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the Electoral College is a racist “scam” that should be abolished.

The Democrat congresswoman posted an Instagram story Monday that started with her driving along a deserted highway and joking about how many votes there are in rural America.

“We’re coming to you live from the Electoral College,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said, National Review reported. “Many votes here, as you can see. Very efficient way to choose leadership of the country. I mean I can’t think of any other way, can you?”

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez cited a March New York magazine article that said black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters are under-represented by the Electoral College compared with white Americans.

“Due to severe racial disparities in certain states,” the congresswoman said in her video, “the Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color, as opposed to a ‘one person, one vote’ system where all our votes are counted equally.”


Right to bare boobs: Topless advocates take battle to Supreme Court

A group of women are taking their mission to “free the nipple” all the way to the US Supreme Court, a report said.

The trio of New Hampshire women are asking the nation’s highest court to strike down a ban on women appearing topless in public in the city of Laconia, arguing the ordinance violates the constitution by treating men and women differently, NBC News reported.

The legal fight began in 2016, when Ginger Pierro was arrested at a Laconia beach for performing yoga while topless.

A city ordinance bars “the showing of the female breast with less than a fully opaque covering any part of the nipple,” according to NBC.


Trump signs memo to eliminate disabled veterans' student loan debt

President Trump has signed a memorandum directing the Department of Education to forgive all federal student loan debt owed by veterans who are "completely and permanently" disabled.

The policy change will eliminate "hundreds of millions of dollars" of student loan debt, Mr. Trump said in announcing the memo at a speech to the American Veterans 75th National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The memo Mr. Trump signed on stage Wednesday directs Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to create an expedited process to make sure those veterans have their debt discharged with minimal burdens, according to the White House.

"I'm proud to announce that I am taking executive action to ensure that our wounded warriors are not saddled with mountains of student debt," Mr. Trump told the convention before signing the memo. "In a few moments I will sign a memorandum directing the Department of Education to eliminate every penny of federal student loan debt owed by American veterans who are completely and permanently disabled."


Attorney General Frosh Announces New Effort To Halt Illegal Robocalls

Trump Flags Proudly Flying At Pirate's Cove In North Carolina

What started last year right here in Ocean City is expanding around the United States. This picture was taken yesterday in North Carolina. 

Federal energy program suggests keeping thermostat set at 78 degrees — 82 while you sleep

To keep your home cool with central air conditioning while also optimizing energy efficiency (and therefore cost), keep the temperature at 78 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.

The suggestion comes from Energy Star, a federal program managed jointly by the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency that provides information to consumers about energy efficiency practices that not only save consumers money, but also improve air quality and protect the environment.

With record-breaking heat waves becoming the norm, finding ways to beat the heat without busting your budget might seem mystifying, which is why Energy Star provided consumers with a set of energy-saving recommendations on how to best manage central air conditioning in warmer spring and summer months.


Franklin Graham: Parents Should Pull Kids from Schools Where LGBT Lessons are Mandatory

A mayor in New Jersey has caused a national uproar after he spoke out against a state law that would require students to learn about LGBTQ history.

Alfonso Cirulli, the mayor of Barnegat Township, called the mandate “an affront to Almighty God.”

One of the mayor’s most prominent defenders is Franklin Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse. Graham was a guest on The Todd Starnes Radio Show.  


A Viewer Writes......


I noted from a previous post the  question had been ask to see just where the 
County Laws  stated to bring a dog  inside  ,  out of 90 degree temps. 

 Below you will find the  site to view this under Wicomico County 
Animal Care law requirements --- Title 133-23 
" Animal Care"------page 33 ,  Under  "B" , Shelter 
for Domestic Animals  ,  which was  passed this year. 

I could not believe the  very negative statements posted  on the Blog site as to 
the article about  bringing   dogs in out of the heat  .  More so  since the 
Article  explained  in detail why they should be !   I guess it must have 
been overlooked by the reader making the remarks.  So,  Stated once again ,  
Dogs do Not Sweat as we humans do to cool themselves.  Ask any 
Vet in the area and they will tell you the same.  I noted Dr. Johnson / McGee
has a sign  saying " The heat can kill your animal. "    Thank You !   Any one 
owning  a dog should be aware  of that  fact . 

I hope this resolves the issue , knowing it is Wicomico County Law .

A Multi-Jurisdictional Crime Reduction Effort In Wicomico Co. Leads To, 7 Arrests

(Salisbury, MD) — Maryland State Police, in partnership with allied agencies, assisted in the arrest of seven people, as part of a multi-jurisdictional effort to reduce the amount of crimes of violence and firearm violations in Wicomico County.

As part of a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement operation, the Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit-East, along with allied law enforcement agencies in Maryland, planned, coordinated and implemented a crime fighting initiative. The goal was to help further numerous recent on-going investigations regarding crimes of violence, handgun violations and other crimes that had been reported in specific locations of Salisbury, Maryland.

The operation focused on gathering information and identifying criminal gang members and suspects of open criminal investigations. This operation was conducted on Aug 22 and yielded seven arrests. In addition, 39.7 grams of marijuana, 2 grams of heroin, 42.3 grams of fentanyl, 10.1 grams of cocaine, 15 ecstasy pills along with illegal prescription pills were seized as a result of the arrests.

Among those arrested were:

Carrene Hammond, 23, of Salisbury Md. charged with disturbing the peace.

Charles Quailes, Jr., 31, of Salisbury Md., charged with second degree assault and drug possession with intent to distribute.

Dantwayne Taylor, 35, of Salisbury Md., charged with drug possession.
James Lake, 31, of Salisbury Md., charged with second degree assault.
Jordan Jobe, 26, of Salisbury Md., arrest warrant was served for drug possession with intent to distribute and failure to obey lawful order.
Ramonte Jones, 30, of Salisbury Md., charged with drug possession.

Treshawn Duncan, 19, of Salisbury Md., charged with drug possession.

Fentanyl 42.3 grams, Crack Cocaine 2.1 grams, MDMA/Ecstasy 14.5 grams, 15mg Oxycodone tablet.

The Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit- East partnered with the Salisbury Police Department, Wicomico County State’s Attorney Office, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations- RAC Eastern Shore Office, Maryland State Police Gun Enforcement Unit- East, Maryland State Police S.T.A.T.E. Team, Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack and the Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force to complete this operation.

This investigation was made possible in part due to funds provided by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP), which supports the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN).

Accurate Optical In Easton Forced To Close Their Doors As Well

Law enforcement came in and evicted Accurate Optical, similar to what recently happened in Salisbury. Sources tell me employees hadn't been paid for a month as well.

Commissioners Approve Room Tax Increase; Pocomoke Official Had Threatened To Block Hike

SNOW HILL – Room tax in Worcester County will increase following a unanimous vote by the Worcester County Commissioners this week.

On Tuesday, the commissioners voted 7-0 in favor of increasing the room tax from 4.5% to 5%. The vote came in spite of indecision voiced in previous weeks by District 1 Commissioner Josh Nordstrom, who said if his peers wanted his support they would have to acknowledge the needs of southern Worcester County. Nordstrom’s support was critical because the increase must have unanimous support for the commissioners.

He said after Tuesday’s vote he was hopeful those needs would be discussed at the commissioners’ next meeting and that he thought an increase in room tax would benefit the whole county.

“I felt it was the right thing for the county,” Nordstrom said. “I always felt that way. I think it’s going to be great for tourism … I’m hopeful my proposals regarding the southern end of the county will be well received in the first meeting in September.”


Police: Md. man molests, tries to rape 12-year-old girl while wife in labor at hospital

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (WJLA) -- A man tried to rape a 12-year-old girl while his wife prepared to give birth to their unborn child at the hospital, Montgomery County Police allege in court documents obtained by ABC7.

Luis Perez-Giron, 28, of Montgomery Village, is charged with two counts of third-degree sexual offense stemming from what law enforcement sources have called a "mind-boggling case."

Based on court filings, Perez-Giron's wife is close friends with the victim's mother. Earlier this year, the victim's family stopped by Perez-Giron's apartment along Lost Knife Circle in Montgomery Village for a friendly get-together.


Wild Hit-And-Run Spree Results In 49 Charges

OCEAN CITY — A Delaware woman is facing 48 total charges, including driving while intoxicated and hit-and-run, after a wild spree on Coastal Highway resulted in at least two vehicle collisions.

Around 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Ocean City Communications received numerous calls from witnesses, concerned citizens and victims of at least two separate collisions caused by a suspected drunk-driver later identified as Paige Tomczak, 23, of New Castle, Del. After completing a thorough investigation over the course of several hours including interviews with at least 10 witnesses or victims, an Ocean City Police Department officer concluded Tomczak was the alleged suspect in a wild spree through midtown which resulted in multiple accidents and injuries to victims.

Around 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Tomczak was observed by several witnesses driving recklessly and erratically through various lanes of traffic before colliding with another vehicle in a northbound lane on Coastal Highway in the area of 76th Street. The force of that collision caused the airbags in Tomczak’s vehicle to deploy, yet she continued to drive recklessly with airbags in clear view, according to police reports.



Joe Biden threatened more violence against President Trump on Tuesday when he said, “We’re going to make him feel the pain.”

The Democrat front runner was in Urbandale, Iowa and vowed to stand up to Trump.

“He thinks he’s being tough,” Biden said of his enemy, “but like everything else, he’s tough when he’s not the guy getting hit.

“He’s always tough when someone else is feeling the pain and he’s not,” Biden continued.

Learning down into the microphone, he warned, “But we’re going to make him feel the pain.”



CNN Analyst Angela Rye told a Republican strategist on air this week that ‘the greatest terrorist threat’ in the US are white men who think like he does.

GOP campaign strategist Patrick Griffin argued that the so called “Squad” of Democrats, including Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has “hijacked” the Democratic Party.

“It’s so interesting that you use the term — the only two Muslim women in Congress, the term you chose to use, sir, is ‘hijacking,’” Rye, the former Congressional Black Caucus executive director, ridiculously responded.


Seniors caught hooking up in Connecticut conservation area

Connecticut residents have turned a wooded conservation area in Fairfield into their own sexual playground — with cops catching multiple people hooking up in the open space, including a pair of 80-somethings.

The public escapades went down last week in the Grace Richardson Conservation Area, according to the CTPost.

Six people — between the ages 62 and 85 — were arrested and charged with breach of peace and public indecency as part of a surveillance operation conducted by the Fairfield Police Department.

Cops had received reports of “lewd and sexual activity” going down in the conservation area and decided to launch an investigation on Aug. 9, the CTPost reports.


Who Feels This Way?

R.I.P. United States of America!!! You raised the cost of living so high that both parents are always at work, rather than spending time with their children (single parents stand no chance). You took God out of schools. Parents were told 'No you can't discipline your kids'. But the police can beat them for not obeying simple commands.....Well, America, our kids are disrespectful. You shall reap what you sow, and we have lost a whole generation and turned them into rude, selfish, brats who have no respect for people, property or authority! You deemed people with terminal illnesses and some with only a few months to live…fit for work!!! You allow our veterans of war to go homeless and hungry but give out millions to foreign aid!!! You save drug addicts over and over again but refuse to give free diabetic supplies. You bend over backwards to be politically correct, too scared to say enough is enough, in case you offend. You put the retirement age up so people must work until they drop!! People depend on handouts and food banks, while we give aid to others who can work for it. Our retired generation rely on inadequate state pensions, their thanks for working hard. Things need to change!💯

A Viewer Writes......

Hi there love your site. Best news in Salisbury. Has their been a post about Ireton quitting the Council and he was quoted as saying "it's time to move on"... could it be he will finally put his tail between his legs and move out of Salisbury? Can we only pray to God that happens so we never have to see him run again?

I want to hear what others think.

Thank you! Keep up the good work.

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                IN 90 DEGREE WEATHER.

    "It's important to remember that it's not just the ambient temperature, but also the humidity that can affect your pet," says Dr. Barry Kellogg, VMD, of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association. "Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, which takes heat away from their body. If the humidity is too high, they are unable to cool themselves and their temperature will skyrocket to dangerous levels—very quickly."

 Why not to leave Pets In a Parked Car. 
Not even for a minute! Not even with the car running and air conditioner on. Remembering the Ocean City Policeman who left his  K-9 dog in his car with the A/C on.  He came out of the Police Station to find the A/C had cut off and his dog ---dead.    
On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees. Your pet can  suffer irreversible organ damage or die.
If you see a dog outside in temps of 90 degrees , Please  contact Salisbury Animal Control at  410- 749 1070 .   If the answer machine is on , leave your name , your  return #,  the address of where  the Animal in distress is located and description of the dog.  You may want to check  to see if the owners have complied , if not report again .

DSP: Troopers Arrest Delmar Teen for Burglary-Delmar

Delmar- The Delaware State Police have charged a Delmar teen in connection with a burglary and theft of firearms.
The incident occurred on  August 3, 2019 at approximately 12:58 a.m., when Troopers responded to the 37000 block of  Marsha Street Delmar, in reference to a burglary.  Upon arrival, Troopers met with the homeowner who advised that when he returned home this evening, he found his residence to be ransacked and multiple items missing including three handguns, ammunition, and multiple electronics.
Through investigative measures, Troopers identified the suspect as 18-year-old Jonathan L. Palmer of Delmar, DE.  On August 18, 2019, at approximately 6:40 a.m., Troopers responded to Palmer’s residence in the 37000 block of  Johns Way, Delmar, and took him into custody without incident.  Palmer was also found in possession of some of the stolen property.  He was transported back to Troop 5 where he was charged with the following:
  • Burglary Second Degree
  • Theft of a Firearm (4 counts)
  • Theft
  • Receiving Stolen Property
Palmer was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on his own recognizance.