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Wednesday, October 09, 2019

THIS FRIDAY: Delmar VFW Auxiliary Grilled Pork Chop dinner

The public is invited to join the Delmar VFW Auxiliary for a Grilled Pork Chop Dinner on Friday, October 11, from 5 - 8 p.m.,at the VFW Post, 200 W. State St.,Delmar,MD.

The menu includes a large savory charcoal grilled pork chop that has marinated for 24 hours, a tossed salad with choice of dressing, a seasoned baked potato with sour cream and/or butter, choice of succotash or broccoli with or without melted cheese, a dinner roll, and iced tea. Cost is $13 per person. Desserts will also be available for $1.50.

Carry outs may be ordered in person only after 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the many local charities and organizations supported by the Delmar VFW Auxiliary.

Nine Delmarva Flock Supervisors Honored for Commitment to Chicken Community

Front row, left to right: Elizabeth Foxwell, Perdue Foods; Jeff Hudson, Amick Farms; Tim Hite, Amick Farms; Mickey Justice, Tyson Foods. Standing, left to right: Kyle McAllister, Perdue Foods; Hunter Murray, Perdue Foods; Brandon Stoffel, Mountaire Farms; Kristen Tarr, Allen Harim.
OCTOBER 9, 2019 – At Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.’s (DPI) 54th National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production, nine flock supervisors from Delmarva’s five chicken companies received Outstanding Flock Supervisor awards. As flock supervisors, they work with independent chicken growers as a liaison between farmer and chicken company.
The flock supervisors honored were:
  • Elizabeth Foxwell, Perdue Foods
  • Tim Hite, Amick Farms
  • Jeff Hudson, Amick Farms (a six-time award recipient)
  • Mickey Justice, Tyson Foods (a two-time recipient)
  • Kyle McAllister, Perdue Foods
  • Hunter Murray, Perdue Foods
  • Brett Sellers, Mountaire Farms
  • Brandon Stoffel, Mountaire Farms
  • Kristen Tarr, Allen Harim (a two-time recipient)
“Flock supervisors have increasingly difficult and complex jobs,” said Jennifer Timmons, DPI’s president and a former flock supervisor. “To many growers, you are the company, and you’re building relationships with your growers. Many growers look to you as a friend. And you are doing all of this while dealing with the company’s needs that reflect consumer demand.”
“Flock supervisors make critical connections between a chicken company and an independent family farmer,” said Holly Porter, DPI’s executive director. “We’re proud of these honorees, whose work is vital for the success of the whole chicken community.”
DPI hosted the National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production Oct. 7-9 at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland. More than two dozen veterinarians, chicken company leaders, government officials, researchers, extension educators, and animal health officials delivered talks at the National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing and Live Production on topics ranging from animal antibiotic use to food safety to litter management to biosecurity. In conjunction with the National Meeting, DPI worked with University of Maryland Extension and University of Delaware Cooperative Extension to host a Denton, Maryland meeting for chicken growers on Oct. 8.
Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. is the 1,700-member nonprofit trade association for the Delmarva Peninsula’s meat chicken industry. For more information, visit; like DPI on Facebook; and follow us on Twitter.

Defense Intelligence Agency Employee Arrested for Leaking Classified Information to Journalists

An employee of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) was arrested today on charges related to his alleged disclosure of classified national defense information (NDI) to two journalists in 2018 and 2019.

“As laid out in today’s indictment, Frese was caught red-handed disclosing sensitive national security information for personal gain,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers. “Frese betrayed the trust placed in him by the American people—a betrayal that risked harming the national security of this country. This is one of six unauthorized disclosure cases the Department has charged in just over two years, and we will continue in our efforts to punish and deter this behavior.”

Henry Kyle Frese, 30, of Alexandria, is a DIA employee and holds a Top Secret//Sensitive Compartmented Information U.S. government security clearance. According to court documents, between mid-April and early May 2018, Frese allegedly accessed classified intelligence reports, some of which were unrelated to his job duties, and provided TOP SECRET information regarding a foreign country’s weapons systems to a journalist (Journalist 1). According to court documents, Frese and Journalist 1 had the same residential address from August 2017 through August 2018 and, based on reviews of Frese’s and Journalist 1’s public social media pages, it appears that they were involved in a romantic relationship for some or all of that period of time. The unauthorized disclosure of TOP SECRET information could reasonably be expected to cause exceptionally grave harm to the national security of the United States.


Why Can’t Dems Treat Trump as Fairly as Republicans Did Bill Clinton?

The White House informed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday that “the Executive Branch won’t play along with the lawless ‘inquiry’ that House Democrats have been engaged in,” the New York Post editorial board writes.

“White House counsel Pat Cipollone’s letter to Pelosi spells out the problems. While the Constitution clearly gives the House the power to begin impeachment proceedings, it does not give the speaker the privilege of declaring them all by herself.”

Precedent is on President Trump’s side here, the Post writes. Unlike impeachment inquiries against Presidents Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon, Speaker Pelosi never called a floor vote to open proceedings. Instead, House Democrats are deposing witnesses behind closed doors, denying Republican colleagues fair time to ask questions, and “leaking negative info and withholding favorable facts — feeding fanatically anti-Trump media to repeat slanted interpretations as fact.”

Click here to read more.

The letter: Read the White House’s full response to Democrat leaders.
Once again, the media got a key detail wrong about the “whistleblower” attack against President Trump. “The whistleblower's possible bias was not that he was simply a registered Democrat. It was that he had a significant tie to one of the Democratic presidential candidates currently vying to challenge President Trump in next year's election,” Byron York writes in the Washington Examiner.
“First lady Melania Trump announced on Tuesday afternoon that she had—ceremonial shovel in hand—marked the start of construction for a new White House tennis pavilion on the South Lawn,” Kate Bennett reports for CNN.
“President Trump awarded the Medal of Freedom Tuesday to Edwin Meese III, calling the former attorney general ‘a titan’ and ‘a star,’” Marisa Schultz reports for the New York Post. Meese served as U.S. Attorney General under President Ronald Reagan.

Drug Investigation Leads to One Arrest and One Suspect At Large-Seaford

Seaford- The Delaware State Police have arrested one suspect and another remains at large in connection with the distribution of illegal drugs.
On October 8, 2019, the Sussex Drug Unit (SDU) assisted by the Sussex Governor’s Task Force (GTF) concluded a one month investigation into the matter of 28-year-old Rayshawn Sheppard and 18-year-old Dajuan C. Sheppard who were distributing illegal narcotics from their residence, located in the 24000 block of  German Road, Seaford, DE. Detectives obtained a search and seizure warrant for the residence.  Upon arrival to the residence, SDU and GTF located Rayshawn Sheppard standing by his bicycle on German Road near the residence.  While Rayshawn Sheppard was taken into custody, he attempted to discard approximately 1.13 grams of powder cocaine.
During the execution of the search warrant at the residence, the following was seized:
  • Approximately 1170 bags of heroin (8.19 grams)
  • Approximately  11.28 grams of powder cocaine
  • Approximately 94.89 grams of marijuana
  • Over $1300 in suspected drug proceeds
  • A .40 caliber Taurus handgun loaded with five rounds that was reported stolen
  • Drug Paraphernalia
A computer inquiry revealed that Rayshawn Sheppard was a person prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.  He was transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following:
  • Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a Tier 4 quantity
  • Possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity
  • Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a Tier 2 quantity
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited Prior Violent Crime or Felony (2 counts)
  • Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (2 counts)
  • Receiving a Stolen Firearm
  • Attempted to Commit Tampering With Physical Evidence
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Rayshawn Sheppard was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $71,600.00 secured bond.
Troopers have been unable to locate Dajuan Sheppard who currently has an active warrant for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.  Anyone with information in reference to the whereabouts of Dajuan Sheppard is asked to please contact Troop 4 at 302-856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

Maryland Car Vs Deer Crashes Jump As Mating Season Begins

MARYLAND — Chances are good that drivers are going to have a close and expensive encounter with a deer on a Maryland road this fall. Deer — especially frisky bucks looking for a mate from October through December — are creating hazards on roads across the country. The odds a motorist will hit a deer or other animal are 1 in 116, according to State Farm Insurance.

In Maryland, drivers have a 1 in 104 chance of a collision with an animal. Most animal-involved crashes occur around dawn and dusk as deer look for food.

The likelihood of a vehicle-animal collision is based on the insurer's estimate that U.S. drivers made more than 1.9 million animal collision claims from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.


Mayor is tied to a truck and dragged along the streets by Mexican villagers who were angry that he had not carried out road repairs

A Mexico mayor has been tied to a truck and dragged along the streets by angry villagers who were protesting unfulfilled campaign promises.

Jorge Luis Escandon Hernandez, the mayor of Las Margaritas in the state of Chiapas, was taken by a mob of residents from his office.

The residents were compelled on Tuesday to carry out the attack after storming the mayor's office and demanding he fulfill his promises to the community, according to El Heraldo de Mexico.

He was forcibly removed from his office and tied to a pick-up truck.



I will be holding a series of listening hours throughout Senate District 38 which includes Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset. These sessions will allow individual constituents to share their views and visit with me prior to the 2020 Maryland General Assembly Session, which convenes on January 8, 2020.

Hearing directly from my constituents and listening to their concerns has always been my top priority, and these local listening sessions just offer another way to visit with and hear from individuals and families from across the district.

The schedule for future constituent listening hours in Wicomico and Somerset counties will be released soon. Constituents also may share their views by emailing my office at or calling 410-841-3645.

Bicycles Accidents Kill More Children Than Guns, But You Don’t See Calls to Ban Bikes

Did you know that there are more fatal accidents involving children and bicycles than there are involving children and guns?

It is documented in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fatal injury database.

As you can see from the illustration, for the last 19 years, from 1999 to 2017, there were 2,467 children killed in fatal accidents involving bicycles, versus 1,994 children killed in fatal accidents involving a firearm.


Mom tells kids they have to stay still to charge glow-in-the-dark pyjamas

Sometimes, it gets to the point when a parent can think of nothing else but to tell their kids a little white lie. You know how it goes: you're exhausted from work and chores, and your children just won't stop bugging you, so you make something up to keep them quiet.

But this week a mom on social media has been praised for a genius parenting hack, which she made up on the fly in order to get her little girls to lie still for a while.

Jessica D’Entremont, a mom who hails from the state of Massachusetts, came up with a life hack to help prepare her little girls, three-year-old Hannelore and four-year-old Emma, for getting ready for bed.

However, after a clever brainwave, Jessica managed to convince them to lie down flat and still, after telling them that this was the only way they could 'charge' their glow-in-the-dark pyjamas.


'Good thing that he was surrounded by Secret Service': Joe Biden angered Gold Star parents days after son died

A conversation with then-Vice President Joe Biden left a Gold Star family perplexed and angry just minutes before the dignified transfer of their son’s remains in November 2016.

“It was a horrible conversation, it was a horrible experience,” Mike Iubelt, the father of the fallen Army Pfc. Tyler Iubelt, 20, told the Washington Examiner. “I left there feeling worse than I did before he walked through the doors.”

Iubelt was killed in a suicide bombing at Bagram Airfield, carried out by an Afghan national who worked for a U.S. defense contractor. Four people were killed in the attack and 17 were wounded.


An Open Letter from State’s Attorney Jamie Dykes to Wicomico Schools and Our Community

Newly Released FBI Document Dump Shows Hillary Had Two IPads But Only Turned Over One to FBI!

Hillary Clinton did not hand over one of her iPads requested by the FBI in their investigation related to her email abuse in 2015. This was uncovered from documents released by the FBI late last week.

FOX News reported late last month –
As extensively reported by Fox, Clinton would often task aides including Monica Hanley with finding and supplying the secretary of state’s never-ending demand to use non-secure BlackBerrys for all her official government work. Some of Clinton’s BlackBerrys wound up being pounded with hammers on orders by Huma Abedin after Clinton’s homebrew servers went down or when news that Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal’s email had been hacked in 2013 by the Romanian hacker known as “Guccifer”—Marcel Lehel Lazar.

The new documents offer a glimpse into the lawyering ballet inside the Beltway—as this surrendering of two BlackBerrys and one iPad by her private attorneys occurred just six days before Hillary Clinton, then the leading Democratic nominee for president, testified before Congress on Oct. 22, 2015 about the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.

Trump campaign accuses Minneapolis mayor of extortion with rally security fees

President Trump's reelection campaign accused the mayor of Minneapolis and the Target Center of "attempting to extort" the campaign with security fees for their upcoming rally.

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted out a press release on Monday night accusing "the radical leftist mayor" Jacob Frey of "abusing the power of his office and attempting to extort" the campaign after city officials "preemptively informed the Target Center that it would be responsible for $530,000 in security and other costs related to the event." It went on to claim that the Target Center "attempted to pass the costs on to the Trump campaign under threat of withholding the use of the arena."

This is an outrageous abuse of power by a liberal mayor trying to deny the rights of his own city’s residents just because he hates the President!


$5.00 1/2 Pound Burger At Caribbean Joe's Thursday

Don't miss out on a great opportunity to get the very best burger on the Shore for only five dollars. Join us for Thursday Night Football as well. As for tonight, let's stand behind the Washington Nationals Baseball Team in support of their victory tonight. 

Moment a massive brawl breaks out between high school softball players and their PARENTS

Two Georgia high school softball teams have been bumped from their state playoffs after a massive brawl broke out during a Wednesday game.

South Atlanta High School and Washington High School were banned by Atlanta Public Schools before first round regional games took place on Tuesday.

The violent squabble took place last Wednesday at South Atlanta High.

Video obtained by WSB-TV shows several punches being thrown as chaos ensues at the school.


Assistant principal allegedly had sex with student for months

An assistant principal at a North Carolina high school had sex with a student six times over a four-month span, police said.

Lisa Rothwell, a 34-year-old educator at Stuart Cramer High School in Belmont, was arrested Friday for having sex and oral sex with a student between April 1 and July 31, the Gaston Gazette reported, citing arrest warrants.

Rothwell, a 10-year employee of Gaston County Schools, was ordered held on $1 million bond during a court appearance late Friday. She’s facing six counts of felony sexual activity with a student by a school employee, jail records show.

Rothwell, who earns more than $66,000 annually, taught gifted children at North Gaston High School and Stanley Middle School prior to landing her current position in 2014, the Gaston Gazette reported.


Freshman House Democrat backing impeachment inquiry faces boos and heckling at town hall

Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin received pushback from her constituents recently over her support for an impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

During a weekend town hall in Hartland, the first-term Democrat’s remarks were interrupted by boos and hecklers as she opened the session discussing a Washington Post op-ed she and six colleagues wrote explaining their support of an impeachment inquiry.

“I wanted you to know from me directly why I made that decision. I know clearly there’s lots of disagreement in the room," said Slotkin, 43. "But what I owe you as your representative is to be open and transparent about how I made that decision, so I wanted to tell you about it.”


Arkansas woman arrested on drug charges; told police her brother fed her meth sandwich

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) - Two people were arrested Sunday on drug charges in Hot Springs.

According to a police report, a Hot Springs police officer was patrolling the 100 block of E. Grand Avenue around 6:30 a.m. when he saw a car pull out of a parking lot without headlights.

He pulled the car over near the intersection of South Border Street.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the officer could smell marijuana. He said that the driver, 29-year-old Elizabeth Marie Catlett of Hot Springs was “moving about the vehicle in a quick, nervous manner.”


Accident In Ocean City

OC fire/EMS dispatched to Coastal Hwy at the Rt.90 bridge for a motor vehicle accident. Reported a pole and wires down in the area.use caution in the area

How Washington's Food Subsidies Have Helped Make Americans Fat And Sick

Farm subsidies are perhaps the ultimate, but secret, third rail of American politics. While entitlements are discussed out in the open, farm subsidies are rarely talked about – even though they are the most expensive subsidy Washington doles out.

All told, the U.S. government spends $20 billion annually on farm subsidies, with approximately 39 percent of all farms receiving some sort of subsidy. For comparison, the oil industry gets about $4.6 billion annually and annual housing subsidies total another $15 billion. A significant portion of this $20 billion goes not to your local family farm, but to Big Aggie.

(Note that this $20 billion annual farm subsidy figure doesn’t take into account the 30+ years of ethanol subsidies to the corn industry nor export subsidies to U.S. farmers issued by the USDA.)

The government never properly explains why this is. Certainly small farmers are growing their crops at enormous risk. However, it’s not clear that agriculture is any different than other high-risk industries – especially because the United States is blessed with some of the most fertile farmland in the world, and a highly skilled labor force.


'We’re all different. And I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s OK’: Ellen DeGeneres says she’s ‘friends’ with George W. Bush

Ellen DeGeneres defended her friendship with former President George W. Bush on Monday after facing criticism for going to Sunday's Dallas Cowboys game with him.

DeGeneres and Bush attended the game with their spouses and sat with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. In her explanation of the situation, she revealed that they were invited by Jones's daughter Charlotte. The controversy began when Bush and DeGeneres were shown on the television broadcast and people expressed their displeasure on social media.

In the video, DeGeneres highlighted one tweet from an unverified user that reads, "Ellen and George Bush together makes me have faith in America again."


UPDATED: Trey Gowdy has signed on to help Trump through impeachment inquiry: Report

Former Rep. Trey Gowdy has agreed to a request from the White House to assist President Trump as the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry moves forward.

Though initial reports claimed that Gowdy had declined an invite from the White House to participate in the president's defense, the former GOP representative of South Carolina is now on board to assist, according to Law & Crime.

Gowdy was approached by the White House this week as potential legal counsel for Trump as he prepares to fight against an impeachment investigation stemming from a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to a report from CNN. Though Gowdy is an accomplished attorney, the nature of his involvement in Trump's fight against impeachment is not immediately clear.


How the Hobbs Act Could Sink Joe Biden

To say the drive-by media have circled the wagons for Joe Biden is putting it mildly. Every day, in print and on their TV broadcasts, they thunder that there is no evidence! He broke no laws when his son raked off millions of dollars from China and Ukraine for no-show jobs. Even New Jersey's most famous traffic judge seems to be confused. A guy in Ukraine also posits that Biden broke no laws there, either, as if there were really any laws to break in that wild West corruption show.

But as an American lawyer, who often has to advise public officials on state and federal ethics laws, I can say yes, just by the public record we already have, Joe Biden, his son, their bag-man Devon Archer, and possibly John Kerry likely violated 18 USC 1951, the dreaded Hobbs Act, the federal anti-extortion law. Hobbs has a really nasty bite to it for public officials, because it prohibits not just bribery, but merely the collecting of political tribute under color of official right.

A couple of important things to remember about Hobbs: "Color of official right" applies only to public officials while they are in office. This guy, for example, is very confused, mixing up Jeb Bush's sleazy fundraising while out of office with Hillary's activities in and out of office. It would apply to Hillary, for example, only during the time she was secretary of state. Also, the illegal payoff money can go to a close relative or associate, or even a charity, if there is enough of a connection to the accused, like the Clinton Foundation scam. Anybody assisting the public official in the pay-offs would also be guilty of conspiracy, at the very least.


Whistleblower ‘Had A Significant’ Tie To Democrat Challenging Trump In 2020 Election, Report Says

A new report from The Washington Examiner on Tuesday revealed that the CIA whistleblower reportedly “had a significant” connection to a 2020 Democrat presidential candidate who is challenging President Donald Trump in the election.

“In an Aug. 26 letter, the Intelligence Community’s inspector general, Michael Atkinson, wrote that the anonymous whistleblower who set off the Trump-Ukraine impeachment fight showed ‘some indicia of an arguable political bias … in favor of a rival political candidate,'” The Examiner’s Byron York wrote. “Now, however, there is word of more evidence of possible bias on the whistleblower’s part. Under questioning from Republicans during last Friday’s impeachment inquiry interview with Atkinson, the inspector general revealed that the whistleblower’s possible bias was not that he was simply a registered Democrat,” York continued. “It was that he had a significant tie to one of the Democratic presidential candidates currently vying to challenge President Trump in next year’s election.”


Monthly Crimes Reported to the WCSO September 2019

  • Sector 1- Salisbury, Allen, Deer Harbour, Fruitland, Fox Chase
  • Sector 2- Parsonsburg, Delmar
  • Sector 3- Delmar, Log Cabin Road, Adkins Road
  • Sector 4- Nanticoke, Waterview, White Haven, Tyaskin
  • Sector 5- Booth Street, Reservation
  • Sector 6- Hebron, Mardela Springs, Sharptown
  • Sector 7- Pittsville, Willards, Powellville

Unsure of your WCSO Sector? Click HERE  for the interactive map below.

'Ten years in detention is better than a day here,' says migrant eager to enter the US from Mexico

Admission to the migrant detention facilities is apparently all the rage, despite what the hysterical national media have been saying for the last two years.

The Los Angeles Times captured the sentiment Monday in an interview with a Cuban woman who was waiting in Mexico for even just the chance at a coveted spot in a United States detention center.

“Ten years in detention is better than a day here,” said the 22-year-old who identified herself only as Dany, a lesbian who had traveled to the U.S. border with her partner in hopes of claiming asylum. That glowing endorsement of the Trump administration’s care for illegal immigrants sneaking their way into the country comes three months after CBS’s Norah O’Donnell aired an interview with one detainee who described her stay as “excellent.”


WCSAO: Allen Mitchell Convicted Of Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

Read the White House’s official response to Speaker Pelosi and Democrat leaders

This evening, the White House sent an eight-page letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House Democrat leaders, responding to the unprecedented, unconstitutional “impeachment inquiry” launched against President Donald J. Trump.

The letter, written by White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, lays out how Democrat leaders designed a politically motivated inquiry that violates the constitutionally mandated due process protections:
 You have denied the President the right to cross-examine witnesses, to call witnesses, to receive transcripts of testimony, to have access to evidence, to have counsel present, and many other basic rights guaranteed to all Americans. You have conducted your proceedings in secret. You have violated civil liberties and the separation of powers by threatening Executive Branch officials, claiming that you will seek to punish those who exercise fundamental constitutional rights and prerogatives. All of this violates the Constitution, the rule of law, and every past precedent. Never before in our history has the House of Representatives—under the control of either political party—taken the American people down the dangerous path you seem determined to pursue. 

The facts are clear. The House Democrats’ “impeachment inquiry,” undertaken without a single vote of authorization by the full House—an astonishing breach of precedent—is constitutionally invalid and violates both basic due process rights and the separation of powers. By the admission of its own advocates in Congress, it plainly seeks to reverse the election of 2016 and to influence the election of 2020. Not only is there no legitimate basis for the inquiry, but the committees’ actions in pursuing it themselves raise serious questions that demand full transparency with the American people.  

Read the White House’s full response to Speaker Pelosi and Democrat leaders.

'Should be paid by campaign funds': Giuliani slams Schiff impeachment inquiry as political

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, blasted House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff over his statement that the administration's blocking of a key impeachment inquiry witness from testifying could help form an article of impeachment.

The California Democrat made the accusation after the State Department early Tuesday morning blocked testimony by U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland hours before his scheduled appearance at a closed-door session on Capitol Hill.

The Trump administration also refused to turn over text messages sent by Sondland related to concerns Trump was withholding security aid to Ukraine in an effort to get the government to investigate actions by Democrats during the 2016 election.


ESPN ordered hosts to stay silent on Hong Kong protests after NBA-China fight

ESPN leadership has barred sports pundits from discussing China and Hong Kong's relationship on the network while the NBA conducts damage control over a Houston Rockets official praising Hong Kongers.

ESPN Senior News Director Chuck Salituro sent a memo to staff ordering all shows to avoid discussing the political tension between China and Hong Kong while reporting on the fallout from Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeting support for Hong Kong protesters resisting Chinese influence, according to Deadspin.

The tweet, posted Friday, caused an international incident between the NBA and one of its largest markets. The Chinese Basketball Association severed its ties with the Rockets organization, even though Morey deleted the tweet and apologized for causing offense.


Md. Lawmakers Claim Feds Use ‘Predatory Bait & Switch Practices’ To Detain Immigrants Seeking Marriage With Citizens

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Three Maryland congressmen are demanding ICE cease tactics used to arrest immigrants that they call “predatory bait and switch practices,” while immigrants attempt to lawfully marry U.S. citizens.

Rep. Cummings, Ruppersberger and Sarbanes were the authors.

They sent a letter to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Matthew T. Albence, saying specifically that tactics used to arrest immigrants who are trying to do interviews related to marrying a U.S. citizen at the Baltimore U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office.
“We request that ICE immediately cease this predatory bait and switch practice that prevents immigrants from accessing the legal immigration process and cruelly separates families,” wrote the Members. “It is concerning that ICE and USCIS appear to be coordinating to arrest immigrants attending marriage interviews at USCIS offices. Please provide any policies, memorandums, agreements, or guidance between ICE and USCIS related to this practice.”

Bus to DC update



  • West Ocean City, "The Alamo" on Eastbound Route 50, just before Route 611 intersection ( 12614 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD 21842 ). LEAVES promptly at 6 AM (please be on the bus ready to go by 6).
  • Salisbury, in the mall parking lot by Boscovs, be waiting for the bus at 6:30.
  • Easton, the Park and Ride at MD 404 and Route 50 Westbound, be waiting for the bus at 7:15.
In case of emergency (ie last minute cancellation, or 'gonna be there in five minutes') call our bus coordinator Brian at 410-251-3585. But please note, getting everybody to the rally on time is our priority, we cannot guarantee we'll be able to wait for anyone who is late. Put the above number in your phone, because Brian is also the contact person at the rally in case you have a problem.

Tasteful, to-the-point signs (Impeachment, Woman for Trump, Drain the Swamp, Investigate Biden etc) are welcome, and some folks are bringing portable chairs (chairs, signs, large coolers etc can be stored in the luggage area under the bus). Coolers on bus ok but no pop-tops, screw caps only . . . and please, no litter, spills, crumbs, on the bus. The owner and drivers of this bus company are very good to us, let's be extra neat. We will have bottled water, snacks, and some finger food for you on the bus, but you should bring your own sandwiches etc. 

As reported by The Hill the plan is to rally at the Capitol building and then enter the "Halls of Congress" to "have our voices heard by those that are actually going to vote on impeachment". We're not sure about what the organizers mean by that, we'll find out when we get there. 

On the ride to the rally we will advise you of the time and place that the bus is to be re-boarded for the trip home. Again, make sure that you have the above 'emergency number' in your phone in case you have trouble getting back to the bus after the rally. Also, we request that each of you, or at least one person in your party, give Brian your cell number as you board in the morning. email to contact us

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There are Alternatives to Killing Geese

Take a look at this information from PETA. You decide what method would be the best, instead of euthanizing geese. At the Salisbury City park two methods were tried, wooden cut-outs of wolves to scare them away and egg-addling.

Senate GOP reports record fundraising haul for year prior to an election

The committee tasked with electing Republican senators amid the impeachment battle will report raising $47.7 million so far this year, an amount that is already greater than ever raised before in the year prior to an election year.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is crucial to protecting vulnerable incumbents like Susan Collins of Maine, Cory Gardner of Colorado, and Martha McSally of Arizona. In the three-month period ending Sept. 30, the NRSC raised roughly $13.1 million, including approximately $5 million in September — and made the last payment on a $17 million debt left over from the midterm elections.

The NRSC shared these figures with the Washington Examiner on Tuesday, ahead of its upcoming Federal Election Commission filing.


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