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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court restores normal Alabama election laws ahead of July 14 runoff

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday evening moved to block an appointee of former President Barack Obama from making last-minute changes to Alabama election laws ahead of the state’s July 14 primary runoff.

As previously reported by Yellowhammer News, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama Abdul K. Kallon issued a memorandum opinion striking down certain absentee balloting requirements for the runoff. Not only did he strike down the requirements only for certain demographics, but that aspect of the order only affects three of Alabama’s 67 counties: Jefferson, Mobile and Lee. The relevant requirements are viewed by many as safeguards against voter fraud.

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, as the chief elections official in the state, was named as the lead defendant in the case. He told Yellowhammer News that the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, on behalf of the State and the rest of the defendants in the case, would appeal Kallon’s order to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.


Man shot dead in Bronx while walking with 6-year-old daughter

Harrowing surveillance footage captured the moment a man was fatally shot while crossing a Bronx street— hand-in-hand with his 4-year-old daughter.

The clip, tweeted by Rodney Harrison, the NYPD’s chief of detectives, opens with Anthony Robinson approaching the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and East 170th Street in Mount Eden around 5:50 p.m. Sunday.

Clasping his young daughter’s left hand in his right, Robinson, 29, stops at a crosswalk to eye a dark sedan slowing next to them, appearing to check whether the driver was turning into their path.

But the driver continues to roll along next to father and daughter as they cross Sheridan Avenue, the video shows.


Ice Cream Shop Announces It Changed Name of Jimmies Years Ago -- Just In Case 'Jimmies' Is Racist

An ice cream establishment in Salem, Massachusetts has announced a race-conscious change to the menu it quietly made a few years ago.

But it’s not clear the original name of the item has a racial connection.

Dairy Witch Ice Cream published a Facebook post on Sunday, July 5 explaining that the establishment no longer uses the term “jimmies” to describe sprinkles — oftentimes used for chocolate sprinkles in particular.

“Hey Dairy Witch Fam! We wanted to have a convo about something important,” the store wrote. “The term ‘jimmies’ has been used in New England for decades, and is believed to have racist roots. We had removed the term from our menu a couple years ago, and wanted to announce it formally. It is such a small change to use ‘sprinkles’ instead, but it’s a positive change, and we know you all will agree!”


Most Rhode Island Calamari Processed In China Then Sent Back Home

There is a thriving calamari industry in Rhode Island, but it could be more local.

Fishermen in the state catch more than 22 million pounds of squid each year, worth around $28 million annually. However, most of it is not eaten fresh. Rather, about 80 percent of the squid is frozen, loaded onto trucks and shipping containers, sent to China, processed when unfrozen, then frozen again and sent back to the Ocean State, as The Westerly Sun reports.

It’s done this way to cut labor costs, but Diane Lync, the chairman of the Rhode Island Food Policy Council, wants that to change. She wants the seafood industry in Rhode Island to be self-sufficient and environmentally sustainable — something she says wasn’t on the minds of most people 25 years ago but is prominent today.


Kamala Harris' Wikipedia Under Scrutiny After Numerous Edits

The Wikipedia entry of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., a reported front runner as a potential vice presidential pick of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, has seen numerous edits the past two months, most of them by one editor, The Intercept is reporting.

The page has seen more than 500 revisions since May 9, which The Intercept characterized as "scrubbing controversial aspects" that "could prove unflattering to Harris." It also reported the editing has "elicited strong pushback" from the online encyclopedia's cadre of volunteer editors.

All of the activity and commentary has led Wikipedia to place the page under "discretionary sanctions," which include allowing one "revert" in a 24-hour period.

The practice apparently is not unprecedented. Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine's selection by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as her vice presidential choice in 2016 was preceded by a flurry of edits on his Wikipedia page in the weeks prior, more than any other potential candidate, according to The Atlantic.


Foreign Students On Visas Must Leave USA If Schools Go Online-Only: ICE

International students in the US whose colleges switch to online-only classes this fall will have to leave the country or transfer to another school, according to a Monday afternoon order by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Foreign nationals participating in the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) had previously been allowed to take their spring and summer 2020 courses online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If affected students don't transfer to in-person programs and remain in the US, they will be subject to "immigration consequences including, but not limited to, the initiation of removal proceedings."

ICE announces that foreign students attending colleges that go online-only either have to transfer to a school offering in-person instruction or leave the country...— Erica L. Green (@EricaLG) July 6, 2020

The move comes as colleges across the country - including Harvard, announce that undergraduate classes for the 2020-21 academic year will be held online.

"Students will learn remotely, whether or not they live on campus," wrote Harvard officials.

Earlier Monday, President Trump tweeted "SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL!!!" in an undoubtedly related statement.


Teachers "Scared" After All Florida Schools Ordered To Reopen In August

In what is sure to be discussed with some "blood on their hands" headline in the next 24 hour news cycle, Fox35 Orlando reports that Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran on Monday ordered public schools to reopen in August and offer “the full panoply of services” to students and families.

The full Emergency Order says that all public schools will be required to reopen in August for at least five days a week and to provide the full array of services required by law, including in-person instruction and services for students with special needs.

“Required services must be provided to students from low-income families, students of migrant workers, students who are homeless, students with disabilities, students in foster care, students who are English-language learners, and other vulnerable populations,” the order says.
Corcoran's order also instructs school districts to follow the advice of state and local health officials as well as executive orders issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Read the full emergency order below:


Black Man Who Sucker-Punched 12-Year-Old Street Dancer Charged with Two Felonies, But Cops Are Still Searching For Him – Family Not Cooperating

Two boys were street dancing Friday night in Cape Girardeau, MO with their instructor Michael ‘Crank’ Curry.

That’s when a car pulled over, a black man jumped out and he sucker-punched the 12-year-old child.

Then he jumped back in his car and sped off.

Police were able to ID Cedric Charles Moore Jr., the black man who punched the 12-year-old in the unprovoked attack, after viewing the video of the assault taken by Michael ‘Crank’ Curry.


US Senator Chuck Grassley Says Out Loud What We All Are Thinking: “Durham [Should] Be Producing Some Fruit of His Labor”

Americans are getting frustrated. For years the Deep State from the Obama Administration has been getting away with criminal acts while those connected to President Trump are set up, framed, lied to, indicted, harassed and imprisoned. Americans want action NOW.

It’s hard to believe that the Durham investigation could not up till today identify any crimes that the Obama and Mueller gangs committed over the past decade. Actually, it’s not possible.

Americans want action. The crimes of the Obama gang are so egregious and yet their coup attempt of the Trump Administration has gone without any prosecutions to date.

Today Senator Chuck Grassley shared what Americans fear:


Atlanta mayor Keisha Bottoms contracts COVID-19 after bloody weekend

Atlanta mayor and potential Democrat vice-president pick Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

Bottoms revealed that she, her husband, and one of her four children have tested positive for the virus, but she hasn't suffered serious symptoms.

She told MSNBC that she decided her family members should get tested again because her husband 'literally has been sleeping since Thursday,' but she noted that his highest fever at this point has been around 99F.


Slavery Rampant In Africa, Middle East; The West Wrongly Accuses Itself

The United States abolished slavery 150 years ago, and has affirmative action for minorities. It is the country that elected a Black president, Barack Obama -- twice! Yet, a new movement is toppling one historic monument after another one, as if the US is still enslaving African-Americans. Activists in Washington DC even targeted an Emancipation Memorial, depicting President Abraham Lincoln, who paid with his life for freeing slaves.

Today slavery still exists in many parts of Africa and Middle East, but the self-flagellating Western public is obsessively focused only on the Western past of African slavery rather than on real, ongoing slavery, which is alive and well -- and ignored. For today's slaves, there are no demonstrations in the streets, no international political pressure, and virtually no articles in the media.

"We must not forget that Arab-Muslims have been champions in this field," Kamel Bencheikh, a Muslim poet, wrote in Le Matin d'Algerie.

"Emirs and sultans bought entire convoys of young black ephebes to make into eunuchs to guard their harems. And this continued with Ottoman emperors.... Even today, Mauritania and Saudi Arabia are still housing their own Ku Klux Klan. Slavery is still the order of the day in Nouakchott [Mauritania]. As for Riad, all you have to do is find out about young Asian girls that the potentates hire as maidservants".

An investigation by BBC Arabic found that domestic workers in Saudi Arabia are even being sold online in a slave market that is booming.


Grassley: ‘The Deep State Is so Deep Its People Get Away with Political Crimes’

In a series of tweets today, Sen.Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) described the depth of the “Deep State” as so great that its members “get away with political crimes.” In one tweet, Grassley referred to recent remarks by Attorney General Bill Barr asserting that President Donald Trump was indeed the target of an “organized effort” to remove him from office.

Grassley fears U.S .Attorney John Durham’s ongoing investigation into the origins of the Russia hoax may avoid making a final determination or bringing prosecutions, so as not to influence the upcoming election.

.@realDonaldTrump #CommonSense Barr recently said “this is the closest we have ever come to an organized effort to push a president out of office “ leads me to think Durham wont report any prosecutions til after election so as not influence vote. SAD SAD

— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) July 6, 2020

Grassley was referring to comments Attorney General Bill Barr made in an interview aired yesterday on Fox News Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo:

Maria Bartiromo: A source said to me a couple of years ago, speaking of the Russia collusion story, that this was the closest the United States ever came to a coup to take down a president since the assassination of Lincoln. Is that an appropriate statement?

Barr: In this sense I think it is the closest we have come to an organized effort to push a president out of office, but I’m not reaching a judgment as to what the motivations there were.

Subsequently, Grassley wrote that “the deep state is so deep” that its members get away with political crimes.


Charles Hurt: Trump Should Tweet Less, Make Joe Biden Own ‘Mayhem,’ Rioting,’ ‘Lawlessness’

President Donald Trump’s reelection strategy should bind Joe Biden to recent lawlessness — including riots and the destruction and vandalism of statues and monuments — said Charles Hurt, Washington Times opinion editor, Breitbart News columnist, and author of Still Winning: Why America Went All In on Donald Trump- And Why We Must Do It Again. He offered his remarks on Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

Marlow asked what message Trump should be emphasizing as 2020’s election nears.

“I’ve never said this before,” replied Hurt. “I’ve never believed that Trump should dial it back or stop tweeting, or anything like that. I think he should blow up the world by — quote-unquote — ‘acting presidential.’ I think now is finally the time with all the mayhem going on — all of the rioting, the tearing down of statues, the lawlessness — all this stuff which is Joe Biden’s America.”

Hurt praised a recent Trump campaign message linking social unrest to Joe Biden:


$1.2 Million Bail For Man Who Struck Protesters Blocking Highway

The man who struck two protesters blocking a highway in Seattle saw his bail set at $1.2 million on Monday.

Dawit Kelete, a black man, was captured on video footage swerving around vehicles that protesters had angled across the highway before hitting two women, one of whom died.

Kelete was being held on suspicion of vehicular assault before the bail was set.

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has yet to file charges against Kelete. It says it’s waiting for additional required information from the Washington State Patrol.

A charging decision is expected by Wednesday afternoon, spokesman Casey McNerthney said.

Kelete’s lawyer, John Henry Browne, said the crash was a “horrible, horrible accident” and was not intentional.


Never Trump Lincoln Project Caught Lying About President’s July 4 Speech

The Never Trump Lincoln Project, led by the likes of George Conway, Steve Schmidt, and Rick Wilson, has been flagged by Twitter for spreading “manipulated media” over its presentation of a portion of President Trump’s Salute to America July 4 speech.

“What’s wrong with the President?” the Lincoln Project tweeted alongside a video that attempted to make it sound as if Trump said operation Desert Storm took place in Vietnam:

What’s wrong with the President?

— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 5, 2020

This video is grossly misleading.

President Trump did not say Operation Desert Storm is in the jungles of Vietnam.

All this person had to do was back-up the video some 15 seconds.

— Giancarlo Sopo (@GiancarloSopo) July 5, 2020

A look at the full context of the quote shows that Trump made no such claim. Even the left-wing fact-checker Snopes admitted such:

During a portion of his speech in which Trump was lauding the prowess of U.S. military aircraft, he stumbled over the word “sweeping” (either because the teleprompter displayed the wrong word, or he simply misread it), and thus the historical progression he was invoking at the time (from World War II to Korea to Vietnam to Desert Storm) got a bit lost in the shuffle. But a transcript of his words clearly shows his references to Vietnam and Desert Storm were two separate thoughts, not a declaration that the latter took place in the former.

"Swift and swip in" aside, it has been correctly pointed out that the preceding clip gives the misleading impression that Trump linked Desert Storm to Vietnam. He did not, as can be seen in the longer clip below:

— David Emery (@debunker) July 5, 2020

Trump said:

In a few moments, we will bear witness to awesome aircraft representing every major military conflict over the last 75 years. These planes once launched off massive aircraft carriers in the fiercest battles of World War II. They raced through the skies of Korea’s MiG Alley. They carried American warriors into the dense fields and jungles of Vietnam. They delivered a swift and swip- — and you know that sweeping — it was swift and it was sweeping like nobody has ever seen anything happen — a victory in Operation Desert Storm. A lot of you were involved in that. A lot of you were involved. That was a quick one. And they have gone on to dangerous missions around the world to take out enemy terrorists and bring our soldiers home safely.


Fitton: Judicial Watch Sues to Expose Full Truth Behind Obama Unmasking/Spy Abuses

The term “unmasking” refers to the practice of political appointees obtaining the identities of American citizens referenced in intelligence surveillance of foreign nationals.

Unmasking has a legitimate purpose, but in the final months of the Obama administration, his lieutenants were abusing the process as they frantically looked for dirt on the Trump campaign.

Reportedly, one of the worst abusers was Obama’s U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power. In 2017, it was reported that Power unmasked over 260 persons in her last year as Ambassador in an attempt to uncover associates of President Trump. She “was ‘unmasking’ at such a rapid pace in the final months of the Obama administration that she averaged more than one request for every working day in 2016,” even seeking “information in the days leading up to President Trump’s inauguration.”

We have now filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the State Department over requests by Power to unmask the identities of U.S. citizens whose names appear in intelligence reports concerning Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:20-cv-01729)).


Black Lives Matter Leader Toronto Believes White People are Subhuman, Calls Them ‘Genetic Defects’ – Begs ‘Allah’ to Help Her ‘Not Kill White Folks’

Old social media posts written by Black Lives Matter co-founder Toronto Yusra Khogali are making the rounds this week.

Yusra Khogali in 2016 wrote “white people are a genetic defect of blackness” in a since-deleted Facebook post.

“Whiteness is not humxness,” Khogali wrote in a Facebook post. “in fact, white skin is sub-humxn.”

“White ppl are recessive genetic defects. this is factual,” she said. “white ppl need white supremacy as a mechanism to protect their survival as a people because all they can do is produce themselves. black ppl simply through their dominant genes can literally wipe out the white race if we had the power to.”

Khogali asserted that white people have a ‘higher concentration of enzyme inhibitors which suppresses melanin production’ adding that ‘melanin is important for a number of things such as strong bones, intelligence, vision and hearing.’

Khogali also claimed, “melanin directly communicates with cosmic energy.”


Rep. Harris Issues Statement on Columbus Statue in Baltimore’s Little Italy

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) issued the following statement after rioters toppled the Christopher Columbus statue in Baltimore’s Little Italy on July 4th:

“The failure of Baltimore’s leadership on Saturday is just another clear example of the breakdown of law and order in our nation in recent weeks. I commend Governor Hogan’s stance on this incident which clearly crossed the line of peaceful protesting. Should Baltimore’s leadership have deemed they want to remove this statue, appropriate steps could be taken. Furthermore, should the leaders in Baltimore continue to stand idly by, I encourage Governor Hogan to quickly intervene and enforce law and order. ”

Judicial Watch Sues DC Government for First Amendment Access to Paint Message on DC Street

Asks NY Mayor to Paint ‘Because No One Is Above the Law’ on Fifth Ave.

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a civil rights lawsuit against DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and other officials for First Amendment violations over their refusal to allow Judicial Watch to paint the message “Because No One Is Above the Law!” on a DC street. (Judicial Watch. v. Muriel Bowser, et al. (No. 1:20-cv-01789)).

On June 5, 2020, after days of protests and riots in Washington, DC, led by the Black Lives Matter organization, Mayor Bowser authorized the painting of “Black Lives Matter” on 16th Street NW, and later authorized or allowed “Defund the Police” to be painted alongside it.

On June 10, 2020, Judicial Watch sent a letter requesting permission to paint “Because No One is Above the Law!” in the identical size and coloring of the “Black Lives Matter” painting on another DC street near its headquarters near Capitol Hill. Judicial Watch offered to pay for the cost of the painting and, citing the timely nature of the issue, asked for a response in three days.


Illegal Immigrant Child Rapist Released from Jail by Maryland Sanctuary County Remains at Large

A Maryland county that offers illegal immigrants sanctuary keeps releasing dangerous criminals from jail to shield them from federal authorities, most recently a man from El Salvador who raped a seven-year-old girl multiple times. Rather than honor a detainer issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), officials in Montgomery County freed the child rapist on bond recently and he remains at large. Court documents obtained by a local media outlet say the 56-year-old, Rene Ramos-Hernandez, who reportedly lives illegally in Brentwood “forced unwanted sexual intercourse” with the girl “at least ten times.”

In a statement issued this week, ICE blasts Montgomery County officials for protecting illegal aliens who commit state crimes. “Montgomery County continues the practice of not honoring lawful ICE detainers and release potential public safety threats back into the community,” said acting Baltimore Field Office Director Francisco Madrigal. “When they refuse to give adequate notification of an impending release to allow a safe transfer of custody, it shows their actions are insincere. ICE believes the best way to protect public safety is for law enforcement to work together.” The agency’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) lodged a detainer with the Montgomery County Detention Center on June 19 and authorities blew it off, instead discharging Ramos-Hernandez on June 23. ICE was notified that the illegal immigrant rapist was let go, but officers at the Montgomery County jail refused to hold Ramos-Hernandez until ERO officers arrived at the facility, according to the agency.


Alleged Molotov cocktail tosser blamed attack on black people

Soon after allegedly hurling a flaming Molotov cocktail at an NYPD van full of cops at a George Floyd protest, a white upstate woman claimed a trio of “black” strangers made her do it, according to new court papers.

But the accused cop-hater, Samantha Shader, 27, of the Catskills, actually drove to Brooklyn with her sister in a car loaded with empty glass bottles, including the Bulleit whiskey bottle she is charged with throwing at the van on May 30, the court papers allege.

Caught on tape, Shader admitted to throwing the Molotov cocktail, but claimed “she was approached on the street and given ‘the bottle’ by a black male, who was in a group with one other black male and a black woman,” the papers say.

She even described the trio, saying the man who handed her the bottle was a “thicker guy” with hair in “skinny dreads” of different colors, the papers say.

The other man was smaller and wore a hat, and the woman was thin with “poofy” hair in a ponytail, Shader allegedly claimed.

“Shader stated that the man who handed her the bottle told her that they were going to prove a point, and [Shader] stated she felt important at the time she took the bottle because she was the only white person in the area,” the papers say.


Members of Previous Generations Now Seem Like Giants

We of the 21st century are beginning to look back at our own lost epic times and wonder about these now-nameless giants who left behind monuments that we cannot replicate, but instead merely use or even mock.

Does anyone believe that contemporary Americans could build another transcontinental railroad in six years?

Californians tried to build a high-speed rail line. But after more than a decade of government incompetence, lawsuits, cost overruns and constant bureaucratic squabbling, they have all but given up. The result is a half-built overpass over the skyline of Fresno and not yet a foot of track laid.

Who were those giants of the 1960s responsible for building our interstate highway system?

California's roads now are mostly the same as we inherited them, although the state population has tripled. We have added little to our freeway network, either because we forgot how to build good roads or would prefer to spend the money on redistributive entitlements.

When California had to replace a quarter section of the earthquake-damaged San Francisco Bay Bridge, it turned into a near-disaster, with 11 years of acrimony, fighting, cost overruns and a commentary on our decline into Dark Ages primitivism. Yet 82 years ago, our ancestors built four times the length of our singe replacement span in less than four years It took them just two years to design the entire Bay Bridge and award the contracts.

Our generation required five years just to plan to replace a single section. In inflation-adjusted dollars, we spent six times the money on one quarter of the length of the bridge and required 13 agencies to grant approval. In 1936, just one agency oversaw the entire bridge project.

California has not built a major dam in 40 years. Instead, officials squabble over the water stored and distributed by our ancestors, who designed the California State Water Project and Central Valley Project.

Contemporary Californians would have little food or water without these massive transfers, and yet they often ignore or damn the generation that built the very system that saves us.

America went to the moon in 1969 with supposedly primitive computers and backward engineering. Does anyone believe we could launch a similar moon shot today? No American has set foot on the moon in the last 47 years, and it may not happen in the next 50 years.

Hollywood once gave us blockbuster epics, brilliant Westerns, great film noirs, and classic comedies. Now it endlessly turns out comic-book superhero films or pathetic remakes of prior classics.

Our writers, directors and actors have lost the skills of their ancestors. But they are also cowardly, and in regimented fashion they simply parrot boring race, class and gender bromides that are neither interesting nor funny. Does anyone believe that the Oscar ceremonies are more engaging and dignified than in the past?

We have been fighting in Afghanistan without result for 18 years. Our forefathers helped to win World War II and defeat the Axis Powers in four years.

In terms of learning, does anyone believe that a college graduate in 2020 will know half the information of a 1950 graduate?

In the 1940s, young people read William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pearl Buck and John Steinbeck. Are our current novelists turning out anything comparable? Could today's high- school graduate even finish "The Good Earth" or "The Grapes of Wrath"?

True, social media is impressive. The internet gives us instant access to global knowledge. We are a more tolerant society, at least in theory. But Facebook is not the Hoover Dam, and Twitter is not the Panama Canal

Our ancestors were builders and pioneers and mostly fearless. We are regulators, auditors, bureaucrats, adjudicators, censors, critics, plaintiffs, defendants, social media junkies and thin-skinned scolds. A distant generation created; we mostly delay, idle and gripe.

As we walk amid the refuse, needles and excrement of the sidewalks of our fetid cities; as we sit motionless on our jammed ancient freeways; and as we shout on Twitter and electronically whine in the porticos of our Ivy League campuses, will we ask: "Who were these people who left these strange monuments that we use but can neither emulate nor understand?"

Where Do You Stand?

Assessing the Trump Administration’s Immigration Policies

For centuries, the United States has welcomed millions of people from every corner of the globe to join the great mixing bowl of America. That open, welcoming attitude exists in the Trump Administration, as evidenced by the fact that the United States still lawfully admits over 1 million permanent resident immigrants per year, more than any other country.

Article I, Section 8, Clause 4 of the Constitution of the United States provides that Congress shall have the power to “establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization.” AsThe Heritage Guide to the Constitution explains, few powers are more fundamental to sovereignty than control over immigration and the vesting of citizenship in aliens.1

See David F. Forte and Matthew Spalding, eds., The Heritage Guide to the Constitution (Washington, DC: The Heritage Foundation, 2005), p. 139. Throughout this Special Report, when referring to those people who are here in the country illegally, we use the term that Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court use: illegal alien. See also Hans von Spakovsky, “‘Undocumented Immigrant’ Is a Made-Up Term That Ignores the Law,” The Daily Signal, July 30, 2018, (accessed May 27, 2020).

Over decades, Congress has passed dozens of immigration and immigration-related laws. Each was designed to address a specific set of policy goals and perceived issues. As new issues arise in the public debate about immigration policy, Congress is tempted to take legislative action to address the issue.


Nation’s Values Under Attack—We Must Do This to Stop the Left’s Socialist Agenda

Our country is under attack from radical leftists. Mobs rampage through our streets, monuments are being destroyed, and the very law and order that ensures our communities’ peace and security is being undermined.

In far too many instances, those bent on destruction have hijacked protests, creating violence and division and ultimately attacking the very foundation of our nation. For them, it’s not about resolving race issues; it’s about using racial discontent to forward their anarchist agenda.

One such group is Antifa. While it is widely recognized as a far-left fringe group, another organization—just as radical—has managed to drape itself in more mainstream clothes, gaining significant support with the public, politicians and the business community. While Americans of every color agree with the sentiment that black lives matter, Black Lives Matter (BLM) the organization actuallyadvocates an agenda that is completely out of step with American values.


Watch: Pro-Palestinian BLM Rallies in U.S. Call for ‘Death to Israel, Death to America’

At pro-Palestinian Black Lives Matter rallies in New York and Washington, chants were heard calling for “Death to Israel,” “Death to America” and “From Gaza to Minnesota, globalize the Intifada!”

Several hundred protesters attended the July 1 demonstration in Brooklyn dubbed as a “Day of Rage” event, set to coincide with the earliest date Israel could begin its plans to apply Israeli law over parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley.

Speakers issued inflammatory rallying cries that ran the gamut from anti-Semitic and anti-American to just plain absurd. One pro-North Korea activist called for the end of the United States of America and its “puppet governments,” the liberation of “Palestine,” and for Korea to “be one again.”

There were multiple attempts to connect the pro-Palestinian cause with Black Lives Matter.

Dequi Kioni Sadiki, the wife of former Black Panther Sekou Odinga, said: “The European Jews who occupy, slaughter and continue to force millions of Palestinians onto their killing fields called refugee and concentration camps, are the relatives of the Europeans… who kidnapped, slaughtered and forced millions of Africans and indigenous” into slavery.

Calls to “abolish the police” were joined with calls to eliminate “the Zionistic state of Israel.”


8 Fascinating Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Assateague Island In Maryland

In Maryland, when people hear the words Assateague Island, their minds instantly go to a beach filled with wild ponies. While that’s true, there are plenty of other things to do at the park. The history of this place is also quite interesting and just may surprise you. Read on to find out why this Maryland gem is so much more than it seems.
1. The island was originally going to be made into a private resort in the 1960s. However, due to a major nor'easter, development stopped, and was eventually put on a permanent halt.

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Increase In Tipping Fees At The Wicomico Landfill

Due to the increasing costs in the Wicomico Landfill operations, the tipping fees for the Newland Park Landfill will increase from $60.00 per ton to $65.00 per ton. The brush fee will increase from $30.00 per ton to $32.50.

This increase will be effective July 1, 2020.

Do You Think The Redskins Name Is Offensive?

How the Heroes of Black Lives Matter Executed Blacks

“We are thankful that he (Fidel Castro) provided a space where the traditional spiritual work of African people could flourish,” reads the eulogy from the U.S.-based Black Lives Matter for the top jailer and torturer of black political prisoners in the Western Hemisphere whose lifelong obsession was the destruction of the U.S. “As Fidel ascends to the realm of the ancestors, we summon his guidance, strength, and power as we recommit ourselves to the struggle foruniversal freedom. Fidel Vive!”

“You’re from South Carolina, good!” whooped an agent of Castro and Che Guevara’s July 26th Movement who in 1958 was signing up an American volunteer named Neil Macaulay (later a professor Emeritus) for the KGB-mentored terror group. “I really like your treatment of negroes up there in the American south!” gushed Castro and Che’s recruiter. “ Down here in Cuba all negroes areBatistianos (supporters of Fulgencio Batista, the black Cuban leader Castro, and Che overthrew) and marijuaneros,” (marijuana smokers, dope-fiends.)

“The first firing squad victim was a tall handsome mulatto,” a beaming Professor Neil Macaulay later wrote in his memoirs. “He stood blindfolded before the paredon (firing squad wall), his hands bound in front of him. “Muchachos,” he said calmly, “The only crime you are going to commit is to kill me, because I am innocent.”


Monday, July 06, 2020

Why Nerds are Unpopular

When we were in junior high school, my friend Rich and I made a map of the school lunch tables according to popularity. This was easy to do, because kids only ate lunch with others of about the same popularity. We graded them from A to E. A tables were full of football players and cheerleaders and so on. E tables contained the kids with mild cases of Down's Syndrome, what in the language of the time we called "retards."

We sat at a D table, as low as you could get without looking physically different. We were not being especially candid to grade ourselves as D. It would have taken a deliberate lie to say otherwise. Everyone in the school knew exactly how popular everyone else was, including us.

My stock gradually rose during high school. Puberty finally arrived; I became a decent soccer player; I started a scandalous underground newspaper. So I've seen a good part of the popularity landscape.

I know a lot of people who were nerds in school, and they all tell the same story: there is a strong correlation between being smart and being a nerd, and an even stronger inverse correlation between being a nerd and being popular. Being smart seems tomake you unpopular.

Why? To someone in school now, that may seem an odd question to ask. The mere fact is so overwhelming that it may seem strange to imagine that it could be any other way. But it could. Being smart doesn't make you an outcast in elementary school. Nor does it harm you in the real world. Nor, as far as I can tell, is the problem so bad in most other countries. But in a typical American secondary school, being smart is likely to make your life difficult. Why?


Governor Hogan Statement on Events in Baltimore City

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement on events in Baltimore City:

"While we welcome peaceful protests and constructive dialogue on whether and how to put certain monuments in context or move them to museums or storage through a legal process, lawlessness, vandalism, and destruction of public property are completely unacceptable. That is the antithesis of democracy and should be condemned by everyone, regardless of their politics. Baltimore City leaders need to regain control of their own streets and immediately start making them safer."


"We're In Your House. Let's Go." - Black Armed Protesters Challenge White Militia At Confederate Monument

Update (12:40ET): Listen to Not F**king Around Coalition's (NFAC) leader Grand Master Jay describing his group's overall mission:

NFAC's leader Grand Master Jay describing how he will build his black ethnostate inside the United States.
boasting they are all ex-military extremely disciplined & experts shooters..gonna end really bad for these guys..— Veritas News Feed (@veritasnewsfeed) July 5, 2020

The group, known as Not F**king Around Coalition (NFAC), marched through Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta on Independence Day, calling out white militias, along with protesting one of the largest Confederate monuments in the country, reported Reuters.

Hundreds of heavily armed NFAC members, predominantly African Americans, were seen dressed in black combat gear with military-style rifles - quietly marched up a road in the park in two columns.


Portland police declare ‘riot’ again – as city sees 38th straight day of unrest

Rioters burned American flags “while shouting BLM and antifa slogans,” a local journalist says

Police in Portland, Ore., declared a riot around 11 p.m. local time Saturday as Independence Day marked the 38th consecutive day of civil unrest in the city.

Later, around 1 a.m. Sunday local time, a large crowd was seen marching near the the Multnomah County Justice Center, the federal courthouse where rioters and protesters frequently gather.

Other videos showed graffiti painted on downtown buildings and showed a fire burning as a crowd gathered.

Journalist Andy Ngo, writing on Twitter, claimed the rioters were burning American flags “while shouting BLM and antifa slogans.”

Rioters had been ordered to leave the downtown area ias police moved in against the crowd, reported.

About 10:30 p.m. local time, police ordered the crowd to stop directing fireworks toward the justice center.


Texas Supremes: Father trumps mom's boyfriend in custody fight

Decision called victory for parental rights

A ruling from the Texas Supreme Court has granted a man custody rights to his young daughter after the mother, from whom he had separated, died in a car accident.

The ruling was praised by the Texas Home School Coalition as a victory for parental rights.

The issue was that the mother had been living with another man, and he had demanded in court essentially the same rights as the father.


Communists taking over Christian churches by putting themselves on managing boards

Government agents becoming 'other relevant members' on decision-making committees

The communists in communist China long have worked to destroy the Christian church there.

They've required that churches be "registered" with the government, and "approved."

They've attacked, repeatedly, anyone who tries to hold a church service without that government stamp.


What's inside Mount Rushmore?

New York City violence: 8 killed during Fourth of July weekend

The violence overnight also saw at least four NYPD officers involved in attacks that left two with minor injuries

At least eight people were killed and more than 44 people were shot as New York Citysaw its surge in violence continue throughout the Fourth of July weekend, according to multiple reports.

As fireworks subsided, there were a reported 21 shootings that left at least 37 people injured and three people killed during a nine-hour span between midnight through 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, according to NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison. Later on Sunday night -- in a span of three hours -- at least seven people were shot, including five fatally.

"The NYPD and the community need to work together as a team to help curb the violence," Harrison tweeted on Sunday. "As shootings throughout NYC continue to rise, news articles like these are becoming a daily occurrence."


Migrant Who Killed Italian for Being ‘White’ and ‘Happy’ Gets 30 Years in Prison

Moroccan-born Said Mechaout has been sentenced to a maximum 30 years behind bars over a year after he murdered Italian man Stefano Leo in Turin because he was “white” and “happy”.

The murder took place on February 23rd on the banks of the river Po in Turin but it wasn’t until around a month later that 27-year-old Mechaout, a naturalised Italian citizen born in Morocco, confessed to the killing.

Italian prosecutors Ciro Santoriello and Enzo Bucarelli both pushed for the maximum sentence of 30 years in the case after remarking that Mechaout showed little to no remorse following the murder.

Mariagrazia Chiri, the mother of Stefano Leo, was also present at the sentencing and commented “We have always been confident. And the sentence gives us that reason. Justice has run its course,” Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera reports.

Basilio Foti, the lawyer for Mechaout, said that he expected the sentenced to be reduced on appeal, however, noting that Mechaout came forward himself and confessed to the crime.


Virginia Officials Order American Flag Removed from Construction Site

An American flag was removed from a construction site in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday after officials claimed it was a potential target for protesters.

“Over the past month we’ve seen buildings and structures around Capitol Square vandalized and flags, dumpsters, a bus and other items set ablaze during demonstrations around the city,” spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of General Services Dena Potter said in an email, according to the Hill.

“When we saw the flag, we were concerned that it could become a target, so we told the contractor to remove it,” she continued.

However, the decision reportedly angered a subcontractor whose fireproofing company made the approximately one-story tall flag out of tarps, according to NBC 12.

In a Facebook post Thursday, Eric Winston of American Coatings Corp. shared a picture of the flag and said, “the straw just broke the camels back!”:


Newt Gingrich: Joe Biden’s 4th of July Video ‘Most Anti-American’ Speech by Presidential Candidate — Ever

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich panned former Vice President Joe Biden’s short speech on the Fourth of July, saying it “may be the most anti-American speech ever given by an American presidential candidate.”

Biden delivered a short video address on Twitter from his home in Wilmington, Delaware, in which he told Americans that the November election offered “a chance to rip the roots of systemic racism out of this country,” implying the country itself was racist by design.

.@JoeBiden's July 4th message mentions slavery, the Civil War, systemic racism: "This Independence Day, let’s not just celebrate the words. Let’s celebrate that promise and commit to work — the work we must do to fulfill that promise."

— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) July 4, 2020


Western Supermarkets Drop Coconut Goods Picked By Slave Monkeys

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia investigators found Thailand's major coconut milk producers are forcing monkeys to pick coconuts as slave laborers. After the report emerged, major Western supermarket chains have removed coconut water and oil from their store shelves that are connected with these farms.

Eight farms were noted in the report. Two in focus are Aroy-D, and Chaokoh, which have dozens of monkeys picking upwards of 1,000 coconuts each, per day. It was found these two farms supply coconut products to Giant Food, Food Lion, Stop & Shop, and Hannaford in the U.S.

PETA said Walgreens Boots Alliance had dropped products from Aroy-D and Chaokoh:

After hearing from PETA, Walgreens Boots Alliance has pledged to not stock Aroy-D or Chaokoh, and not knowingly sell any own-brand coconut food and drink products of Thai origin in their 9,277 Walgreens and 250 Duane Reade stores in the U.S. and 2,758 Boots stores in the U.K. and Thailand, and Morrisons has suspended its supply of Chaokoh products pending an investigation and Ocado, Waitrose, and Co-op have committed to never knowingly stocking any products from suppliers that use monkey labour. - PETA said on its website

Following PETA's report, 15,000 stores worldwide have abandoned products from Thailand's major coconut milk producers the employ monkeys.

PETA released disturbing images of the coconut picking monkeys:


Never Trump Republicans Plot to Give Democrats the Senate Majority

Never Trump super PAC the Lincoln Project and other anti-Trump Republicans continue to plot to not only take down President Donald Trump, but also the Senate Republican majority, according to a report released on Saturday.

Never Trump Republicans believe that preventing a second term for Trump is insufficient, and that Senate Republicans must also pay the price of backing the 45th president.

Steve Schmidt, who works for the Never Trump Lincoln Project, said, “The analogy would be in the same way that fire purifies the forest, it needs to be burned to the ground and fundamentally repudiated. Every one of them should be voted out of office, with the exception of Mitt Romney.”

To wage their war on the Republican Party, the Lincoln Project announced six-figure ad buys against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Martha McSally (R-AZ). The latter three senators face competitive Senate races this November.

Breitbart News reported in June that the Lincoln Project endorsed Montana Democrat Gov. Steve Bullock’s bid to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT).

“Bullock represents the best of America’s ideals,” John Weaver, one of the Lincoln Group’s cofounders, said. “He cares about his constituents and works every day to make sure their lives are better. The Lincoln Project is proud to support Steve Bullock and usher in a new era of decent, fair, and honest leadership.”

Jennifer Horn, a former New Hampshire GOP chairwoman who advises the Lincoln Project, said that Senate Republicans had the “authority and the ability” challenge Trump, but chose not to.

“The only way to make sure that Trumpism doesn’t continue to rule the Republican Party for years to come is to make sure that we defeat not only the president, but those people who have enabled him,” she added.


Did Maxwell 'Kill Herself' By Getting Arrested?

Ghislaine Maxwell was caught in New Hampshire. Jeffrey Epstein’s partner-in-crime is now in U.S. custody in the darkest of all places, the Southern District of New York (SDNY).

The first thing on everyone’s mind should be, “Which faction actually has her and how long will she survive?”

I can’t answer those questions but it doesn’t hurt to run out a few scenarios, all of which, at this point, are pure speculation. When Epstein was arrested the same questions hung in the air.

Was this the Deep State getting a hold of him to shut him up? Was this Donald Trump trying to tie up a ‘loose end?’ Or was Trump and new Attorney General William Barr putting operational tempo on their opponents forcing Epstein into a potentially explosive situation?

The raid on Epstein’s home was conducted under the auspice of an indictment filed in the SDNY, a place “where the worst crimes in the world…go unpunished,” as I noted recently in a piece about Trump and Barr going after U.S. Attorney there Geoffrey Berman.

Trump and Barr took another shot at getting someone less controlled by the Deep State in charge of the SDNY and it looks like, for now, that they missed the mark.

With Berman gone, but in such a way as to allow his hand-picked assistant, Audrey Strauss, to take over, rather than anyone picked by Barr and Trump, this arrest seems way out of place.

Now, Strauss, a woman who prosecuted legendary mobster and one of Trump’s mentors, Roy Cohn, has to be considered suspect. Because the furor over Berman’s removal died down immediately after she was put in place.


Fourth of July weekend marked by violence as girl, 7, among dead in Chicago, cities see deadly shootings

New York City, Memphis, Philadelphia, Baltimore all saw shootings this weekend

The Fourth of July holiday weekend across the U.S. was marred by violence as more than 14 were killed and dozens were injured in shootings, including at a nightclub inSouth Carolina.

In Chicago, a city known for its bloody gun violence, more than 67 people were shot over the holiday weekend and at least 13 were killed, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy.

President Trump reacted to shootings in two big cities in a tweet Sunday evening. “Chicago and New York City crime numbers are way up. 67 people shot in Chicago, 13 killed. Shootings up significantly in NYC where people are demanding that@NYGovCuomo & @NYCMayor act now. Federal Government ready, willing and able to help, if asked!”


Reckless 'celebratory gunfire' kills 74-year-old in North Carolina: police

Durham police were called around 11 p.m. to a home for a report of a gunshot wound

An investigation was underway into the Fourth of July shooting death of a 74-year-oldNorth Carolina woman who police say was the innocent victim of reckless “celebratory gunfire.”

Durham police were called around 11 p.m. to a house address for a report of a gunshot wound, according to reports.

The victim, Paulette Thorpe, was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.

“Last night as people throughout Durham peacefully celebrated the July Fourth holiday with their friends and family, a small few chose to put our community at risk by carelessly firing guns into the air,” Police Chief Cerelyn Davis said.


Colin Kaepernick bashes America on July 4th — but had completely different message when Obama was president

'We reject your celebration of white supremacy'

Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback turned activist, denounced America on Independence Day this year — but he had a completely different message when Barack Obama was president.

In his Fourth of July message, Kaepernick claimed the national holiday, marking America's independence from Great Britain, is a "celebration of white supremacy."

"Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of 'independence', while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all," Kaepernick said.

Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to…— Colin Kaepernick (@Colin Kaepernick)1593882896.0

Kaepernick has turned up the volume on his anti-America rhetoric in recent years, especially in the wake of his departure from the NFL.


67 Shot, 13 Fatally, Over Fourth of July Weekend In Chicago: Police

Nine of the weekend’s victims were minors, and two children died, officials told Fox32. That includes 14-year-old boy who was among four people who were killed in the South Side neighborhood Englewood on Saturday evening.

The victims were at a large gathering on the street at around 11:35 p.m. on South Carpenter Street. Four males then approached the group and began shooting, police said, adding that the 14-year-old boy was shot in the back before he was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The three other males, who were not identified, were pronounced dead at the scene and at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.

In the same incident, an 11-year-old boy suffered a bullet graze wound, and a 15-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen. They were taken to the Comer hospital, and both are currently in fair condition, authorities said.

Officials said a 7-year-old girl was shot in the head while standing on the sidewalk at her grandmother’s house during a Fourth of July celebration at 7 p.m. in Austin on the West Side, according to The Associated Press.


VIDEO: Hundreds Return to Protest Outside Armed Couple’s Home in St. Louis

Hundreds of protesters returned Friday to the home of the couple who confronted demonstrators with firearms on June 28 in St. Louis, Missouri.

“Protesters marched along the busy public boulevard called Kingshighway, which intersects with Portland Place, a private street that is the site of the Renaissance palazzo-style home of Mark McCloskey, 61, and his 63-year-old wife, Patricia,” according to Yahoo! News.

Protesters march past the Portland Place neighborhood in the Central West End. #protests2020 #CWE #marchtothemayorshouse#proteststl #BlackLivesMatter #portlandplace

— Jennifer Sarti (@JenniferSarti10) July 4, 2020

The article continued:

The Hooter's Signs Came Down Today In West Ocean City

Out with the old, in with the new. The new owners of this location removed the signs on the building and are getting things ready for the next venture. 

Charles Hurt: Biden Would Prefer You Obey the Law, But You Know, Whatever

What kinds of political vultures sit around bobbing their nasty little heads in search of rotten carrion after a human catastrophe?

Well, Democrats, of course! (Joe Biden is the first vulture in history to get hair implants on his pale, beady little head. Which only makes him look even more unfit for civilized company.)

Emerging from the worst economic collapse in U.S. history, the country last month posted the largest job expansion in U.S. history. But that was nothing according to Mr. Biden, who, along with President Barack Obama, presided over the slowest economic recovery in U.S. history.

“There’s no victory to be celebrated,” complained Mr. Biden.

“We are still down nearly 15 million jobs and the pandemic is getting worse, not better,” he said in a scripted, recorded video released by his campaign.

Again, this from the guy who oversaw the slowest recovery in U.S. history talking about the fastest recovery.

You start to see a pattern emerging here?

In this titanic struggle between humans and the Wuhan Virus, these people are rooting for the pandemic. Anything for their own personal, political gain. In other words, more dead Americans mean more roadkill for them.


Burgess Owens: America Will See a ‘Renaissance’ with Trump Re-Elected, GOP House

Utah congressional Republican candidate Burgess Owens told Breitbart News Saturday that America will see a “true renaissance” with President Donald Trump re-elected for a second term and a Republican majority in the House of Representatives.

Owens — a former Oakland Raiders safety and Super Bowl champion — recently won Utah’s fourth congressional district primary. The black conservative hopes to unseat freshman swing district Democrat Rep. Ben McAdams.

Owens said that, ahead of the 2020 November elections, that conservatives are fighting for the “soul” of the nation.

“At stake right now, we are fighting for the heart and soul of our nation. And I think it’s more evident today that we have an ideology that is way against our country’s values,” Owens told Breitbart News Saturday host Matthew Boyle.


Miami Mayor Gimenez: ‘Protests Had a Lot to Do with’ Florida Coronavirus Spike

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez acknowledged the waves of protests and civil unrest have something to do with the current COVID-19 flare-up going on around the country.

Gimenez also blamed other gatherings for the increase, which he said included socializing at beaches, bars and restaurants.

“I think obviously the protests had a lot to do with it,” he said. “We had, you know, thousands of young people together outside, a lot of them not wearing masks. And we know when you do that, and you are talking, and you are chanting, etc., that really spreads the virus.”


Watch: Rioters turn U.S. city into a war zone, attack cops with fireworks and mortars

On Thursday night into Friday morning, a group of far-left rioters attacked Portland police with fireworks.

In addition to more conventional tactics to deal with the problem, the police took an odd tack to deal with it: They went on Twitter and threatened the troublemakers.

"A riot is still declared in the area of the Federal Courthouse and Justice Center," one tweet stated. "You must leave the area now by moving to the west. Tear gas and other crowd control munitions may be deployed. Leave the area now."

"There are several people in this crowd starting fires, throwing rocks at officers, pointing lasers at officers, and launching projectiles with slingshots at officers," a follow-up tweet stated. "Leave the area now or you will be subject to arrest."

There are several people in this crowd starting fires, throwing rocks at officers, pointing lasers at officers, and launching projectiles with slingshots at officers. Leave the area now or you will be subject to arrest.

— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) July 3, 2020


Time to declare independence – this time from Communist China

Exclusive: Curtis Ellis points out, 'The American Revolution was a trade war'

Americans lived in a global economy when the Declaration of Independence was first written.

At that time "the global economy" was known as the British Empire.

The British Empire touched the four corners of the Earth, and the sun never set on it. There were no borders in the British Empire. British ships ruled the waves. British industry ruled commerce. The king enforced a uniform set of rules controlling the flow of people, goods and money throughout the realm.

In this borderless "global economy" ruled from London, people whose names are now legend – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Tom Paine, among others – decided America should be its own independent country.

The American Revolution was a rebellion against globalism.


Biden praised for calling America a failure

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Charlotte, NC — Across the mainstream media, Joe Biden is being praised for the “unifying message” that he shared in honor of the July 4th holiday. In the video statement released on Twitter, Biden says that America is a failure and has never lived up to its claims and promises. He even goes on to attack some of the founding fathers for their lifestyles.

Throughout the remainder of the statement, Biden talks about the battle for the soul of our nation. In the video, he shares images of Black Lives Matter protests across the country. Those same protests that were responsible for deaths and destruction of American monuments, businesses, and more. You can see the video below.

The praise of Biden calling America a failure comes as others call President Trump divisive in his statements on July 4th. It is true, there was a significant difference in the statements between the two candidates for President.


2020 Presidential Election Prediction

Atlanta mayor says Wendy's occupied by protesters will be cleared after shootings; 8-year-old girl killed

The mayor says she is done trying to negotiate with protesters after the girl's death

After a night of a dozen shootings, including one in which an 8-year-old girl was killed,Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Sunday said protesters could no longer occupy the Wendy’s where a police officer shot and killed Rayshard Brooks last month.

The girl, identified by police as Secoriea Turner, was killed not far from the scene where Brooks was shot on June 12, Atlanta’s Fox 5 reported, citing police.

Police said Turner was riding in a car with her mother and another adult when a group fired multiple times at the vehicle, hitting the girl.



West Ocean City Hooters Is Closed For Good

Hooters in general is trying to concentrate on their anchor location at the beach and have decided to close their West Ocean City location for good. It is official, they're done. 

It's my understanding there's been a lot of interest by other restaurants to take over this location so we will see what happens in time. 

July 4 shootings leave at least 14 people dead and dozens injured

Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has blamed Bill de Blasio for the city's recent surge in gun violence, accusing the mayor of 'surrendering' the city with hefty cuts to its police force as shootings surge across the US.

At least 41 people were injured and at least nine killed following a troubling spike of shootings in the Big Apple across the holiday weekend. A spokesperson for the NYPD said the majority of the incidents occurred within a 15-hour time period.

Shootings in New York City have doubled every week for the last three weeks. In the last seven days alone, the city has experienced a 142 percent surge in shootings compared to the same time period last year.

Speaking during a radio interview Sunday morning, Kelly blamed the cause of the chaos on de Blasio's decision to slash $1 billion from the NYPD budget earlier in the week.

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea has previously disbanding an anti-crime plainclothes unit that had focused on stopping people and searching for guns.

'Here, the mayor eliminated the anti-crime units, which were probably the most effective tool that existed in the department for decades to fight violent street crime,' Kelly said. 'So that was a direct signal of surrender.'


Coronavirus question: Is a mask effective when you wear it just below your nose?

Today’s coronavirus question is answered by Dr. Henry Raymond, an associate professor and epidemiologist at the Rutgers School of Public Health, and Dr. Amisha Malhotra, an associate professor of Pediatric Infectious Disease at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Q: Is a mask effective when people wear it just below their noses?

A: No. A mask is not effective if it is worn below the nose, because respiratory droplets come from sneezing as well as coughing. Nasal secretions can contain the coronavirus in an infected person, and covering the nose can help prevent transmission since the virus can infect an individual by entry through the nasal passages. This means that if you sneeze into the open air, you can put another person at risk of being exposed to your germs. Moreover, wearing a mask over your nose not only helps others from you potentially transmitting the coronavirus, but it decreases the risk of you — the mask-wearer — from contracting it as well.

Sunday, July 05, 2020

The Week In Review

The below posts with today's date were the most 
popular posts last week.

A Viewer Writes: Johnson McKee Animal Hospital Salisbury Maryland

We recently adopted a kitten from the Delmarva Cat Connection which we have been enormously happy with. Part of our fee for the adoption included neutering or spaying. This past Mon 6/22/20 our kitty was taken by the Connection to the Annapolis area for her spaying. We picked her back up about 8:30 PM that same evening. When we arrived home I removed her from the Pet Carrier and noticed one eye was closed. I just thought could be a cold, sinus infection or something. I did keep putting warm damp cloths on the eye to make it feel better . By Friday it seemed to be draining, and discharge more so I called our family vet we have had more than 10+ years but they were closing for about 2 wks. I called the place we went before we had changed due frankly because of cost and getting quicker than we did @ Johnson McKee. I gave the girl our info and she said they still had the records, but curtly she said you won’t be able to have your pet treated here. I asked why and she said our chart was “tagged” I asked her why she said she could not tell me I would need to speak to the office mgr so I asked for the office mgr and was told she was not there, I asked when she would return she said she did not know, so I asked to speak to one of the vets when one was available she said no they were too busy. I then a told her I would call back until I got to speak to this mgr. I did so and was told she was in but would not speak to me, I then told her that I had a right since they were a hospital and it was an ER situation that the mgr call me & left my number. I got home about 10 min later this female cld screaming (I presume the mgr) I did not catch the name she said it was their right to tag charts and I did not need to know why , they could tag any chart they wanted. I tried to explain I had gone their for many years when it was Dr. Rufus Johnson, and then John McKee and that I knew Mrs McKee personally through a group we were in and that I was sure she would advise I be told. The (mgr?) got more and more beligerant that it was their practice and they would do what they wanted. I told her I had a right to know since it was my chart to know why it was necessary to refuse treatment for a real emergency, and customers have rights too. She proceeded to holler louder and louder to the point you could hardly understand her rant. I told her that I could post it on facebook or a local web that people in emergency situations had rights. She then said she wasn’t sure why it was tagged but probably because I was rude! To then I said something I truly shouldn’t have. Please if there is anyone out there with reviews like mine please let this blog and myself know. I have worked in the medical profession myself for 47 years before retiring and I never treated anyone like this or had a staff member that was allowed to act like this. And we do have rights.


NASCAR Gives Drivers, Crew Permission to Disrespect the National Anthem

NASCAR has removed a rule that required drivers and pit crews to stand at attention during the National Anthem.

Bob Pockrass, of Fox Sports, was the first to report that the rule was not in a handout distributed for Atlanta. He also reports NASCAR does not plan to include the rule in any future handouts.

The original rule read:

“DRIVERS & CREW CHIEFS, please advise all your Team members: Conduct during the playing of the National Anthem, taken from the US Flag Code. When the flag is displayed – all persons should face and stand at attention with their right hand over their heart – persons should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart – when the flag is not displayed – all present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed.”


Guess Who This Is.

Unbelievable! WARNING!!!

Couple who brandished guns at protesters are under investigation

The leading St. Louis city prosecutor is considering pressing charges against a Missouri lawyer couple after they were seen brandishing guns at protesters outside their $1.15million mansion.

Mark McCloskey, 63, and his wife Patricia McCloskey, 61, were seen in multiple videos and photos on Sunday evening touting an AR-15 rifle and a handgun as protesters marched.

The couple claimed they 'feared for our lives' after the protesters allegedly broke down the gate into their private community and threatened them.


A Viewer Writes: Jake Day, President Of Maryland Municipal League???

Jake Day was just elected President of the Maryland Municipal League's virtual Summer conference. Why would they do that knowing that Jake Day will be out of the country for nearly all of his term as MML President? And of course Jake has to retweet the outgoing President's tweet. Trying to pad he resume and name recognition for his run as Lt. Governor with Peter Franchot, I guess?