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Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Don Lemon, sheriff spar over police shootings

This is an older video.  Don Lemon really looks uncomfortable in this interview.

Homeless man sues Honolulu cops for forcing him to lick a URINAL instead of going to jail

A homeless man is suing two Honolulu cops for forcing him to lick a urinal instead of going to jail.

Samuel Ingall, 37, has filed the suit against the Honolulu Police Department and the city after the incident in January 2018.

The homeless man was seeking shelter in the restroom when one of the officers John Rabago told him in an 'aggressive tone' that the 'only way he could avoid arrest was by licking the urinal in the bathroom,' according to the lawsuit filed last week.

The other officer, Reginald Ramones, stood in the doorway, propping open the door, then closed it so they wouldn't be caught on surveillance, the lawsuit said.


MSNBC Contributor: 'The Iowa Caucus Is Essentially the Perfect Example of Systemic Racism'

MSNBC Political Analyst Zerlina Maxwell blasted the Iowa Caucus as the "perfect example of systemic racism" in the aftermath of the state's Democratic party disastrous handling of Monday's voting, which the results still have not been released.

Maxwell and the MSNBC panel was discussing the low turnout for the caucuses across the state. Entrance polling showed 35% of Iowan voters were caucusing for the first time, as opposed to 44% in 2016.

"Democrats have long leaned on President Trump being a motivator for voters. Those number don’t bear that out. Should that concern Democrats?" host Craig Melvin asked.


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CNN Admits Poor Voter Turnout For Democrats, ‘There’s an Enthusiasm Problem For Democrats in 2020’

You know it’s bad when CNN admits there’s a lack of enthusiasm for the Democrats in 2020.

CNN writer and analyst for Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight website Harry Enten said Tuesday the Democrats have an enthusiasm problem heading into the 2020 presidential election.

Monday night’s disastrous Democrat Iowa caucus was just the beginning.

The poor voter turnout for the Democrats is a bigger problem for the left.


Students at 5 Baltimore schools to get free take-home devices

BALTIMORE —The public education digital divide is about to narrow a bit for some Baltimore City students.

Thanks to media giant Verizon, students and staff in five of the district's elementary-middle schools will soon get free take-home devices.

The Baltimore Design School is one of five campuses where students and staff members will be getting new technology.

The classroom scene is about to change across the district, now that Baltimore City has become part of the Verizon Innovative Learning Program.


Tennessee Lawmakers Move to End Gov. Bill Lee’s Resettling More Refugees

A group of Tennessee lawmakers is moving forward with legislation to end Republican Governor Bill Lee’s authority over refugee resettlement across the state.

For Fiscal Year 2020, President Donald Trump will continue cutting refugee admissions by reducing former President Barack Obama’s refugee inflow by at least 80 percent. This reduction would mean a maximum of 18,000 refugees can be resettled in the U.S. between October 1, 2019, and September 30, 2020. This is merely a numerical limit and not a goal federal officials are supposed to reach.

Coupled with the refugee reduction, Trump signed an executive order that gives localities, counties, and states veto power over whether they want to resettle refugees in their communities. For now, a Clinton-appointed judge has blocked implementation of the executive order.


'Disingenuous': AOC rebukes Trump for honoring 'virulent racist' Rush Limbaugh with Medal of Freedom

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted President Trump's decision to award Rush Limbaugh with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Trump granted the honor to the longtime conservative radio host on Tuesday night during his State of the Union address — just one day after Limbaugh revealed he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. The president called Limbaugh "a special man, beloved by millions of Americans," and then had first lady Melania Trump present him with the award.

Ocasio-Cortez, who decided to skip the president's speech before both chambers of Congress, addressed Limbaugh's honor during an Instagram Live video.


In an angry America, a new remedy emerges: Compassion

As the head of a big-city hospital's emergency department, Susan O'Mara has always focused on providing quick answers to people in crisis: A relative desperate for information. An injured person facing a very long wait. A colleague exhausted from dealing with fed-up patients. But until a special training a few months ago, O'Mara didn't consider whether there were ways to be more compassionate in her response.

The training taught the doctor to pause and listen, and not jump to fix or respond defensively if an angry patient is on the offense. She said it has helped her focus better and find a deeper well of sympathy, even as she deals with trying situations at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in the nation's capital.

"You want to get patients from Point A to Point B with compassion, and also not internalize and feel badly yourself," she said. "To approach someone who is sad, scared, angry - to approach someone who is angry with compassion is the Holy Grail of emergency medicine."

Defined as the ability to notice suffering (in ourselves and others) and then the desire to take action to alleviate it, "compassion" has become the buzzword for an angry nation. It is increasingly being held up by neuroscientists, corporations, business schools and psychologists as a concrete, powerful health strategy - and a successful business model.

Universities have opened centers devoted to compassion. Marianne Williamson and Cory Booker talked about it as an urgent American need during their presidential campaigns. Job networker LinkedIn and wealth manager Brighton Jones both recently created a director of compassion position.

Experts say this shift is the result of new research showing compassion's impact, as well as an urgent desire to address rising rates of depression and anxiety among young people, and a steep climb of rates of suicide among all ages.


Kirk Douglas has died at the age of 103.

Kirk Douglas -- renowned actor and father of Michael Douglas, with a decorated career spanning more than six decades -- has died.

Kirk passed Wednesday. Kirk's health had been in decline. In 1996 he suffered a stroke but recovered most of his faculties. Last time we saw him enjoying life was in April 2019 when he was "camping" in his grandson's backyard.

Kirk's appeared in a few minor Broadway productions in the 40's but then put his career on hold and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941. After several years of service, Kirk returned to theater, but his best work came on the big screen.


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Non-Citizens, DACA Illegal Aliens Organize for Democrats in Iowa Caucus

Non-citizens and illegal aliens shielded from deportation by Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are helping to organize behind 2020 Democrat presidential candidates in the Iowa caucus.

A report by HuffPost highlighted non-citizens’ involvement in the 2020 Democrat caucus in Iowa, with DACA illegal aliens and foreign nationals living in the United States working on behalf of candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

None of the foreign nationals, except for a newly naturalized citizen mentioned in the piece, are eligible to actually caucus in the Iowa caucus.


Kindergarten Student’s Project Gets Police Support

SALISBURY – A student’s efforts to collect 100 pictures for a class assignment received the support of several law enforcement agencies.

In recent weeks, Rhett Staples, a kindergarten student at Asbury Child Development Center in Salisbury, has been on a mission to complete a class project.

The assignment – to bring in 100 of something for the 100th day of school – was made more challenging when Rhett decided he wanted to take 100 pictures of himself with law enforcement personnel and display them on a “thin blue line” flag.

“For the 100th day of school they are supposed to bring in project that represents 100 of something …,” Kristin Staples, Rhett’s mother, said. “So he wanted to do 100 pictures with police officers.”


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Harris Statement on Senate Acquittal of President Trump

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) made the following statement regarding the Senate vote to acquit President Trump.

“It’s about time that this sadly partisan frivolous impeachment effort ended - and Congress can once again turn their attention to important matters facing America, like drug prices, healthcare costs, border security, and keeping our economy going. Thank goodness the Senate brought this to an end - and too bad the House proceeded along partisan lines to attempt to undo the last election and to interfere with the ability of the American people to make their choice at the polls in 10 short months. The clear majority voting against removal in the Senate today shows just how frivolous this impeachment effort was.”

Cervical Cancer Could Be Wiped out Within Years

Vaccination and screening could nearly wipe out cervical cancer in North America in the next 20 years and rid the world of the disease within the next century, researchers say.

In a new study, the researchers assessed the potential impacts of the World Health Organization's (WHO) draft strategy for cervical cancer elimination, which calls for 90% of girls to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) by 2030.

HPV causes most cervical cancer cases.

The WHO plan also calls for 70% of women to be screened for cervical cancer once or twice in their lifetime, and for 90% of women with precancerous lesions or cervical cancer to receive appropriate treatment.


Bill Would Allow EpiPens In Some Maryland Food Service Establishments

OCEAN CITY — While the legislation makes no specific reference to a tragic incident in late October that claimed the life of one of the resort’s young pillars of the community, a bill was introduced in the General Assembly this week allowing food-service operations to administer auto-injectable epinephrine, or EpiPens, in the event of an emergency.

In late October, local businessman Chris Trimper suffered an extreme allergic reaction during a fundraising reception at the food service operation in the Ocean Downs Casino and did not survive. Trimper was administered an EpiPen at the scene when paramedics arrived, but continued to suffer seizures and did not survive.

Such tragedies are often followed by what-ifs as mourners attempt to come to grips with a loss. In the wake of Trimper’s passage in October, resort officials began to question if the outcome might have been different if the restaurant stored and maintained EpiPens and had staff on hand trained in their usage. Research confirmed Maryland is one of just 14 states that currently do not allow private entities to obtain, store and utilize EpiPens during emergency situations.


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Trump predicts AOC will run against Schumer and 'kick his ass'

President Trump believes Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will challenge and beat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in the 2022 New York Senate election.

Fox News anchor Bret Baier tweeted that Trump told reporters at the annual pre-State of the Union lunch that he expects Ocasio-Cortez to run against Schumer and that he believes she will "kick his ass."

"In lunch previewing the SOTU tonight -President @realDonaldTrump says it will be “extraordinarily low key,” tweeted Baier. "He also says about Democrats - @AOC will run against Senator Chuck Schumer and 'I think she will kick his ass'. Both on the record."


Giuliani: Trump should '100%' investigate Biden after Senate acquittal

Rudy Giuliani wants President Trump to move ahead with an investigation into his political rival Joe Biden after he is likely to be acquitted by the Senate.

"Absolutely; 100%," Giuliani, who is Trump’s personal lawyer, told NPR. "I would have no problem with him doing it. In fact, I'd have a problem with him not doing it. I think he would be saying that Joe Biden can get away with selling out the United States, making us a fool in the Ukraine."

Giuliani, 75, was a central figure in the events that led to Trump’s impeachment on charges of obstruction of Congress and abuse of his office in December. The former New York City mayor was part of a pressure campaign to get Ukraine to investigate the former vice president and his son Hunter, who was on the board of a Ukrainian gas company.


Virginia legislature kills Northam gun bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee of the Virginia legislature rejected a bill introduced by Gov. Ralph Northam that would have made allowing a gun to fall into the hands of a child a felony.

As drafted, Northam's bill would have mandated that anyone who "recklessly leave[s] a loaded, unsecured firearm” in a place where it could be accessed by a child be charged with a felony. Current Virginia law charges people found responsible in such situations with a misdemeanor.

“This bill will keep children safe from loaded, unsecured firearms. Like Gov. Northam’s other commonsense gun safety measures, it is something that everyone — including responsible gun owners — should support,” the governor's spokeswoman said in a statement.


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A Plague Of ‘Biblical Proportions’ Is Destroying Crops Across The Middle East And Africa

What we are witnessing in east Africa and across much of the Middle East right now is hard to believe. 360 billion locusts are eating everything in sight, and UN officials are warning that this plague of “Biblical proportions” could get many times worse over the next several months. Desert locusts can travel up to 93 miles a day, and each adult can consume the equivalent of its own weight in food every 24 hours. These voracious little creatures are traveling in absolutely colossal swarms that are up to 40 miles wide, and they continue to push into new areas. If urgent action is not taken on a massive scale, millions upon millions of people could soon have next to nothing to eat.

I have previously written about the horrors that this plague is causing in east Africa, but many people don’t realize that this plague is devastating crops throughout the Middle East as well.

In fact, the government of Pakistan just declared a national emergency because of these locusts…


Harris Statement on President’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) made the following statement regarding President Trump’s State of the Union Address this evening:
“I’m glad the President focused on issues important to the American people as well as his accomplishments so far in his first term in office. Congress should now act with the President on issues such as the high cost of prescription drugs, the high cost of healthcare, border security, and keeping our very strong economy going. I hope the House Majority and the Senate Minority are willing to work across the aisle in a spirit of unity with the President and the rest of Congress on these important issues.”

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In case you missed or were unable to watch the State Of The Union Last Night.   

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Van Buren: Dems Don't Realize How Much Impeachment Hurts Them

We are watching the pathetic ending to one of the most pathetic periods in American politics. All the smoking guns have been firing blanks.

Following one of the most childish tantrums of denial ever recorded, Democrats set about destroying the Trump presidency in its crib; a WaPo headline from January 20, 2017 – Inauguration Day itself – exclaimed “The Campaign to Impeach President Trump has Begun.” The opening gambit was going to be Emoluments, including rent paid by the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China for its space in Trump Tower in New York.

After three years, it looks like that attempt finally reached its end game, failure, one gray afternoon. On Friday the Senate brought impeachment proceedings to their effective conclusion, declaring the witnesses already called before the House were to be the last. The formal vote to acquit Trump is scheduled as an anti-climax for Wednesday.


Mfume, Klacik Projected Winners In Primary For Cummings' Former Seat

Kweisi Mfume has won the Democratic primary in the race to succeed Rep. Elijah Cummings, while Kimberly Klacik has won the Republican nomination.

The Associated Press projects that Kweisi Mfume is the Democratic nominee and Kimberly Klacik is the Republican nominee to succeed the late Rep. Elijah Cummings

Cummings, who chaired the House Oversight Committee, died last Oct. 17. Gov. Larry Hogan ordered the special election in the days after Cummings’ passing. The general election for the seat will be held on April 28, the same day as the statewide primary. The winner will fill the remainder of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings' term until Jan. 3, 2021.

With 225 of 313 precincts reporting, Mfume holds 43.2% of the Democratic vote. Klacik has claimed 41.7% of the Republican vote.


Why the Left Really Wants to Kill America

The century-long attempt to kill capitalism in America gained a dramatic head of steam in the 1960s with the rapid ascendency of progressivism, a Marxist movement that would quietly seize control of the Democratic Party over the last half-century.

Which was something different. For most of America’s 244-year history, the dominant political parties that evolved had a common goal constantly working to improve the country they both loved. In the 1860s, a Republican president went to war to end slavery. A century later, a Democratic president launched another well-intentioned war, a war on poverty. Democrats and Republicans alike largely saw their country as a force for good, both at home and abroad. Beginning in the 1960s, that widely- shared view began to show cracks as the progressive movement began tightening its grip on the modern Democratic Party. Democrat icons of the 1960s -- Adlai Stevenson, Henry “Scoop” Jackson, Sam Nunn, Hubert Humphrey and JFK, to name a few -- were genuine patriots who loved their country, a sentiment that was shared by a large majority of that era’s rank and file Democrats. Such is no longer the case. Here are four ways Democrats are looking to end the idea of America altogether:

Killing America by replacing patriotism with socialism


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Dance Saturday February 8, 2020 in Delmar

The National Wild Turkey Federation invites the public for a dance on Saturday, February 8, from 8:30 p.m. til 12:30 a.m. at the Delmar VFW Post, 200 West State St., Delmar, MD.

The band is Front Page News and the cost is $10. There will be a cash bar.

The dance is to benefit the local Scholarship Fund sponsored by the NWTF.