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Sunday, December 01, 2019

It's Game Day At Caribbean Joe's

Come join us today for all the NFL games. The Ravens game starts at 1 PM. 

A Viewer Writes "Joe, What's Going ON At DMV"

Hey Joe, have you or any of your viewers shared an experience similar to what recently happened at the Salisbury DMV with my son? He went to the DMV to register for the "REQUIRED" Real ID Enrollment. He had the required documents but for some reason they would not accept his birth certificate. Now this is the same birth certificate that was used he entered our school system. It's the same birth certificate that was used when he went to get his drivers learner permit and license. It was the same birth certificate that was used when he applied for his passport and now, out of the blue, his birth certificate was suddenly not acceptable."But", they sent him over to the Health Department and for $22.00 they printed up a "New" birth certificate that they would accept.

Something stinks here. Whose pocket or what fund is all this extra money going into? When someone applies for their Maryland license all the same information the Real ID Enrollment is asking for they already have. So what has happened? Have they lost all that information and are they trying to quietly get it back without telling anyone.? Has their security system been hacked in some way that they can't use their old system again? Is this just a way that Maryland has figured out that they could make a few bucks? (You know - taxes&fees)? We all know who controls the General Assembly.

So, what's going on? Is this an isolated incident or has others had similar experiences?

Wicomico County Public School District - Settlement Agreement

Settlement Agreement
The United States of America
Wicomico County Public Schools
Monday, January 23, 2017


  1. The Board of Education of Wicomico County, operating the Wicomico County Public Schools (collectively referred to as “Wicomico” or “the District”) and the United States Department of Justice (“United States” or “the Department”) (collectively, “the Parties”) enter into this settlement agreement (“Agreement”) to resolve the United States’ investigation into complaints of alleged discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity and disability in its disciplinary policies, practices, and procedures (collectively, “practices”).
  2. By entering into this Agreement, the District does not admit liability and this Agreement is not to be construed as an admission of liability by the District of any state or federal law, or violation of the rights of any student in the District.
  3. This Agreement reflects the Parties’ shared goal that all students in the District have an equal opportunity to learn in environments that are safe, supportive, free of discrimination and accessible to students of all backgrounds. The fair and appropriate implementation of evidence-based student discipline policies and procedures is one means of advancing this objective.
  4. Wicomico agrees to comply with the terms of this Agreement to address and resolve the issues raised by the United States. This Agreement shall be binding upon successor District school boards. The Parties undertake this Agreement as a means of alternative dispute resolution to avoid litigation and to preserve judicial and governmental resources. The United States agrees to forego litigation over the issues resolved by this Agreement in exchange for the agreement by the District to comply with its terms. Nothing in the Agreement shall limit the rights of the United States to enforce compliance with the Agreement, in federal court at some later date, should the District fail to satisfy the requirements of the Agreement.
  5. This Agreement shall become effective as of the date it has been executed by both parties and shall remain in effect until the conclusion of the 2018-2019 school year, provided that the parties may, upon mutual written agreement, amend this Agreement to address changed circumstances. 

Hallmark Channel Blasted For Lack Of Inclusion, Diversity

The Hallmark Channel has now been scrutinized for having a lack of religious and racial diversity during its “Countdown to Christmas” programming.

According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the Hallmark Channel featured just four movies this year with black leads and virtually no other religious representation outside of Judaism and Christianity.

“Of the network’s record 24 original holiday movies this season, four of them have black leads,” reported THR. “And that’s down from last year, when five of its 21 original holiday movies had black leads.”


[ Selenity • 5 hours ago-- I'm watching a Korean drama right now. Guess I forgot to blast it for its "lack of diversity." Ignore them Hallmark, or even better, tell them to shut up.]

Teacher of the Year, 36, is arrested after she was accused of performing oral sex on a pupil in a classroom

A woman who was named Teacher of the Year has been arrested after allegedly performing oral sex on a pupil in a classroom and sending him lurid texts.

Randi Chaverria, 36, a teacher at Round Rock High School in Texas, is accused of having sexual interactions with the teenage student multiple times during this semester.

She has resigned from her post after the allegations came to light and police have said that text messages between the pair support the claims.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns home after hospitalization for chills and fever

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital and is said to be doing well after suffering chills and a fever.

A representative for the Supreme Court justice announced on Sunday morning that Ginsburg had returned home from the hospital and was “doing well.”

Ginsburg, 86, was hospitalized Friday night after becoming ill earlier in the day. She received treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was given “intravenous antibiotics and fluids,” which helped her symptoms subside. Doctors were confident that she would be released as early as Sunday morning.


Notre Dame Students Demand to Read Fewer White Authors

Activists at the University of Notre Dame are demanding a radical transformation of school policies and curriculum to purportedly cater to the desires of non-white, LGBT, and female students.

A student group calling itself “End Hate at ND” has issued a list of demands and has held multiple campus protests in an attempt to bring about those changes.

Included in the list are calls to “Decolonize Academia” and “Implement Diversity Training In Each Dorm.”

“No course or program of study should have a view limited to white, western, and/or male voices,” the group says. “We demand that people who are of Color, Indigenous, Black, queer, or not male are represented in the authorship of at least half course and major required readings. Diversifying the canon helps eliminate the violence of only privileging white scholarship.”


What other quotes from the democrats would you add?

"I have campaigned in all 57 states." ~Barack Obama (Quoted in 2008)

"You don't need God anymore; you have us Democrats." ~ Nancy Pelosi (Quoted in 2006)

"Paying taxes is voluntary." ~Sen. Harry Reid

“Homicide is the leading cause of murder.” ~Rep. Sheila Jackson

“No ordinary American cares about Constitutional rights.” ~Joe Biden

“Having an abortion is no different than having one’s tonsils removed.” ~Elizabeth Warren

“Owning guns is not a right. If it were a right, it would be in the Constitution.” ~Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (2018)

"Bill is the greatest husband and father I know. No one is more faithful, true, and honest than he is." ~Hillary Rodham-Clinton (Quoted in 1998)

"You have a business, you didn't build that. Someone else did!" ~Barack Obama (Quoted in 2012)

“Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit.” ~Bernie Sanders

And the most ridiculous gem of wisdom, from the "Mother Superior of STUPID ": "We just have to pass Obama's Healthcare Bill to see what's in it." ~Nancy Pelosi (Quoted March in 2010) (As one Doctor said: "That is also the perfect definition of a stool sample.")

Beyond a doubt, the greatest statement of all was made by the Democrat House Speaker at the first Congressional session after Ted Kennedy was caught, on camera, having sex with one of his aides on the deck of his yacht …
"Ah see that the good Senatuh from the great state of Massutwoshits has changed his position on off-shore drillin'." ~ Sam Rayburn

"My fear is if North Korea nukes us, Trump is gonna get us into a war." ~ Maxine Waters.....2017

"We are all born ignorant, but one must work very hard to remain STUPID!" ~Benjamin Franklin~ (1706-1790)

I am adding Nancy Pelosi’s most recent quote:
“You need to vote for the Democrats otherwise the illegal aliens will lose their rights”! ~ Nancy Pelosi.....2019
What planet is she from exactly

Melania Trump Booed, Cheered at Student Opioid Summit

Melania Trump on Tuesday urged students at a youth summit to avoid misusing drugs, saying that would make it harder for them to achieve.

She went to Maryland to address the Baltimore Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness, appearing on behalf of her “Be Best” youth campaign, which includes a focus on the U.S. epidemic of often deadly opioid use.

But her brief remarks at the event in Baltimore were met with cheers and boos from an audience of middle and high school students that remained noisy throughout her entire five-minute address.

When the audience remained rowdy after she began to speak, she interrupted her remarks to say, “Hello, everyone,” before continuing.

More here

Press Release for Alcohol Compliance Spot Check done on 11/18/19

Ken Cuccinelli run out of D.C. bar by Martin O'Malley over Trump policies

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, was reportedly chased out of a Capitol Hill bar Wednesday by former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who berated him over the Trump administration’s immigration stance.

According to a witness who took to Twitter after the incident, Mr. Cuccinelli was driven out of a Thanksgiving Eve party at the Dubliner — a bar popular among Gonzaga High School graduates, a school both Mr. Cuccinelli and Mr. O’Malley attended.

“Martin O’Malley just drove Ken Cuccinelli out of the Dubliner in DC w/ a passion-laced and shame-invoking tirade on behalf of immigrant refugee children!!!” Siobhan Houton Arnold tweeted.

In a followup interview with The Washington Post, Ms. Arnold — who works in Villanova University’s media relations — said Mr. O’Malley was “shouting” at Mr. Cuccinelli, who only responded that it was “time to go” before leaving the bar.

More here

WOCOSAO: Todd Pivec Convicted Of Negligent Manslaughter

Judiciary Committee announces December impeachment hearing, invites Trump to participate

The House Judiciary Committee is taking over the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump as Chairman Jerrold Nadler announced plans for a hearing next week to weigh whether the president's actions reach a level of “high crimes and misdemeanors" and warrant articles of impeachment.

Nadler, D-N.Y., penned a letter to the president on Tuesday announcing a hearing for Dec. 4 at 10 a.m., and notifying him of the committee’s intentions to provide him with “certain privileges” while they consider "whether to recommend articles of impeachment to the full House.”

Nadler also extended an invitation to the president, asking whether “you and your counsel plan to attend the hearing or make a request to question the witness panel.”

Millennials are the biggest — but poorest — generation

Millennials became the biggest U.S. generation this year, numbering some 73 million people. In terms of wealth, by contrast, they're still living in the shadow of previous generations.

Despite making up nearly a quarter of the population, millennials — defined as those born between 1981 and 1996 — own a scant 3% of the country's wealth, according to the Federal Reserve's Survey of Consumer Finances. In comparison, when baby boomers were the age millennials are today (around 1989), they controlled 21% of all national wealth. Generation-X'ers at the same age (in 2004) held 6%.

And it's not simply that millennials aren't amassing much wealth — they're also sinking deeper into debt, carrying a disproportionately high 16% of the nation's liabilities, the Fed data show.


VA Governor: ‘We Welcome Refugee Resettlement In Virginia’

Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam has opened the state to any and all refugees.

Northam sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Monday asserting that Virginia will welcome refugees as set up under executive order 13888, “Enhancing State and Local Involvement in Refugee Resettlement.” The order says the federal government will resettle refugees only in jurisdictions in which both the state and local governments have consent to receive them.

“I have read federal Executive Order 13888, and I write to reaffirm Virginia’s position that we welcome refugee resettlement in the Commonwealth,” he wrote in the letter.

“Virginia’s lights are on and our doors are open, and we welcome new Virginians to make their homes here,” the governor wrote.


Sources: NFL teams haven't called Colin Kaepernick since QB's Nov. 16 workout

In the week since Colin Kaepernick worked out for seven NFL teams at Charles R. Drew High School in Riverdale, Georgia, no teams have reached out to work him out, visit with him or sign him, league sources told ESPN.

Kaepernick, 32, remains unemployed, and NFL teams remain uninterested in his services -- the same story that has followed the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback for almost three years.

Kaepernick's representatives sent video of their client's workout to the 25 NFL teams that did not attend last Saturday, but that has not led to any interest, either.


White Horse Park Residents Take Fight Against County’s Enforcement Plan To Court

SNOW HILL – Fulltime residents of White Horse Park are suing Worcester County over its plan to enforce decades-old occupancy restrictions.

Attorney Hugh Cropper, representing a group of about 55 permanent residents of White Horse Park, has launched a multi-pronged response to the county’s plan to fine residents who fail to leave the community during the winter months. Cropper filed a complaint for declaratory judgement Nov. 21 and an administrative appeal on Nov. 19 in Worcester County Circuit Court.

“I feel like I need to cover all my bases to preserve the appellate rights of my clients,” Cropper said. “It’s just a very unusual situation.”

White Horse Park, a quiet community at the end of Beauchamp Road near Ocean Pines, was created in the early 1980s as one of two campground subdivisions in Worcester County. Though it was initially a place for vacationers to park their RVs, in the decades since it’s gradually filled up with park model and modular homes. Roughly 55 of the community’s 465 units are occupied by year-round residents. Many of them are senior citizens who have lived in White Horse Park for years. While that’s technically not permitted under the campground subdivision regulations—which say that between Sept. 30 and April 1 units shall not be occupied for more than 30 consecutive days or an aggregate of 60 days—those regulations weren’t enforced.


Queen cancels Prince Andrew’s birthday party over Epstein interview fallout

Queen Elizabeth II pulled the plug on Prince Andrew’s birthday bash as his connection to Jeffrey Epstein continues to embarrass the royal family.

The prince was set to have a birthday bash at Buckingham Palace to celebrate his 60th birthday in February, but his mother has canceled the celebration in the wake of his controversial interview with BBC, according to The Times.

During the interview, Andrew denied that he knew Epstein’s accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who accused the Duke of York of raping her while she was trapped in Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking ring. Photographs of Giuffre and Andrew prove that the two had met, but he claimed he would have remembered the encounter if it were sexual.