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Saturday, August 08, 2020

1000s Of Mail-In Ballots Once Deemed Invalid Now Ordered To Be Counted In NYC

A multitude of ballots intended for the New York June 23 election were deemed invalid due to not having postmarks or arriving at offices after the election — a federal judge ordered Monday these thousands of rule-breaking ballots must be counted.

Manhattan Judge Analisa Torres deemed the plaintiffs in the suit had proven that the late votes submitted or un-postmarked ballots had been disenfranchised.

As reported by the New York Post, thousands of the once-disqualified ballots had pre-paid postage yet were never postmarked, which election law then deems invalid.

Many of the votes had arrived after the deadline, as well.

“When voters have been provided with absentee ballots and assured that their votes on those ballots will be counted, the state cannot ignore a later discovered, systemic problem that arbitrarily renders those ballots invalid,” Torres wrote in her ruling that essentially throws election laws out the window in favor of chaotic, count-anything policies.


Michelle Obama: Coronavirus an Opportunity to Change ‘How Wealth Is Distributed’

Wednesday on her new podcast, former first lady Michelle Obama called coronavirus an opportunity to think about “how wealth is distributed” to lower-income essential workers.

Obama noted the “power” that would enable what “we” could do to allow such actions.

Journalist Michele Norris said, “There’s kind of a new COVID vocabulary, isn’t it. There are also words that have always had some meaning, but that take on different meaning now, the word hero, the word essential.”

She continued, “I think we will forever think about the word ‘essential’ in a different way. And, when we were told to stay home, they got up, got dressed, and went out into the world, risking their lives, to drive garbage trucks, to work in warehouses, to work in grocery stores, to work in hospitals. Often doing invisible, but yes, essential work, and I struggle with it because I’m not sure that we treat them like they’re essential.”

Obama replied, “And that’s something that we need to, that’s a part of that reflection, that we need to do, you know. With ourselves, and, and as a community. And we have to think about that, in terms of how wealth is distributed. You know, how, how these essential people are supported. And what does that mean? A lot of these people are broke. They don’t have health insurance. That it, if they were to get sick, as essential as they are, we have not, as a society, deemed it essential to make sure that they can go to the doctor and get the care that they need. And even if they can get COVID care, even if they can get tested, to keep working and doing our stuff, after the effects of the virus have worn off, and they are dealing with some lung issue, or some breathing issue, or asthma, that they don’t have to wait, in a, an emergency room, for hours on end, and then worry, that they can even, afford the prescription medication that they need to survive, I mean we have to think about this. We have to think about the people who are not from this country, who are essential workers. A lot of those folks are still out in the fields picking our corn, and making sure that that food is in our grocery stores, and working in these meatpacking plants, to ensure that the, that the cow that was slaughtered, gets into our bellies.”


Nolte: Does Joe Biden Realize He Just Invited the Public to Judge His Mental Fitness?

Joe Biden is incapable of pronouncing the words “mental fitness,” and yet, he still invited the public to judge him on his mental fitness.

“I am very willing to let the American people judge my physical, mental fil–my physical as well as my mental fil–fitness,” Biden tried to say on Tuesday during an online interview with the National Association of Black Journalists.


Biden: Illegal Immigrants Who Work ‘Should Have Access’ to Subsidized Health Care

During an interview at the 2020 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Joint Virtual Convention released on Wednesday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden stated that illegal immigrants who are working in America and paying taxes, “should have access to health care. They should have access to what everybody else has access to.”

NPR host Lulu Garcia-Navarro asked, “In your platform, you’d extend medical benefits to DACA recipients, but what about the workers who have no protection, specifically farm workers now deemed essential to make Americans sure that they have food on their table, should undocumented immigrants also be able to get subsidized health care?”


Joe Biden: ‘Unlike the African American Community … the Latino Community Is an Incredibly Diverse Community’

Former Vice President Joe Biden remarked in an interview released Thursday that “unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community.”

Biden was addressing the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Joint Virtual Convention. Portions of the interview were aired Wednesday, and the full video was streamed Thursday.


Joe Biden Says That Black People All Think the Same ‘With Some Notable Exceptions’ (VIDEO)

Former Vice President Joe Biden has asserted that “unlike Latinos” the black community is basically a monolith who all thinks the same.

His comment is perfectly in line with his claim that black people who don’t vote for him “aren’t really black.”

In a snippet of one of his campaign streams shared by the Trump campaign, Biden asserted that “what you all know, but most people don’t know, unlike the black community with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community — with incredibly different attitudes about different things.”


Trump signs Executive order banning TikTik, WeChat in 45 days

President Trump signed an executive order banning U.S. residents from doing any business with TikTok or the apps’ Chinese owner ByteDance 45 days from now.

Trump said the U.S. "must take aggressive action against the owners of TikTok to protect our national security".

The EO comes as Trump has demanded the divestment of the popular video app, citing national security risks to the U.S, and threatens penalties on any U.S. resident or company that engages in any transactions with TikTok or ByteDance after the order takes effect.

"This mobile application may also be used for disinformation campaigns that benefit the Chinese Communist Party," Trump said in the order, released Thursday by the White House and seen by Bloomberg.


Facebook bans Pro-Trump super PAC from advertising on its Platform

Committee to Defend the President chairman Ted Harvey told FOX Business Facebook is "determined to restrict free speech and attack those who dare to support President Trump."

Facebook announced Thursday that it will ban pro-Trump super PAC, The Committee to Defend The President, from buying ads on its platform.

“As a result of the Committee to Defend the President’s repeated sharing of content determined by third-party fact-checkers to be false, they will not be permitted to advertise for a period of time on our platform,” Facebook Policy communications director Andy Stone told FOX Business in a statement.

The page will lose advertising privileges for a minimum of 90 days. The advertising ban will take effect on August 10, and would end around November 1.

Committee chairman Ted Harvey told FOX Business in a statement that Facebook is "determined to restrict free speech and attack those who dare to support President Trump."


"Most Sophisticated" smuggling Tunnel ever found at US-Mexico Border

An unfinished cross-border smuggling tunnel has been discovered at the US-Mexico border at San Luis, Arizona, and authorities are describing the structure as the longest ever to be discovered at the southern border.

Graphics of the passageway reveal its length. The tunnel extends 1,300 feet from San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico, to San Luis, Arizona. Its terminus is located just yards away from a residential neighborhood on the American side of the border, although it’s likely the unfinished tunnel was meant to conclude within a residence controlled by smugglers within the United States.


Worcester, Ocean City pursue employees from Puerto Rico

Employees from Puerto Rico may come to Ocean City to fill the employment gap created by the covid-19 pandemic.

The Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, Worcester County Economic Development and Tourism and the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association are pursuing options with the National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce to address the shortage of workers in the resort.

The departments are presenting businesses with two solutions – either to campaign with the National Puerto Rican Chamber or to recruit workers through a firm focused on Puerto Rican workers.

The shortage is primarily due to people staying home during the covid-19 pandemic and the temporary ban on work visas, which eliminated the chance for about 4,000 J-1 students to work in Ocean City this summer.


Donald Trump: Joe Biden Insulted Black Community with ‘Junkie’ Comment

President Donald Trump said former Vice President Joe Biden insulted the black community when he mockingly asked a black reporter if he was a cocaine junkie.

“Joe Biden this morning totally disparaged and insulted the black community,” Trump said. “What he said is incredible, I don’t know what’s going on with him but it was a very insulting statement he made.”


NRA to Joe Biden: ‘Come and Take It’

The NRA responded to Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s renewed push to ban “assault weapons” by telling him to “come and take it.”

On August 4, 2020, Breitbart News reported Biden tweeted, “As president, I’ll take on the powerful gun lobby to pass universal background checks, ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and close loopholes to keep guns out of dangerous hands. We can and will end our gun violence epidemic.”


1 in 4 Vote-by-Mail Ballots Disqualified in New York City Democrat Primary

The New York City Board of Elections disqualified 84,208 vote-by-mail ballots — 26% of the total cast — in the June 23 Democratic presidential primary, according to a report cited Wednesday evening by the New York Post.

The Post reported:

The city BOE received 403,213 mail-in ballots for the June 23 Democratic presidential primary.

But the certified results released Wednesday revealed that only 318,995 mail-in ballots were counted.

That’s means 84,208 ballots were not counted or invalidated — 26 percent of the total.

One out of four mail-in ballots were disqualified for arriving late, lacking a postmark or failing to include a voter’s signature, or other defects.


California Releasing Almost 18,000 Inmates — Including Convicted Murderer — in Virus Prison Break

California prison officials said almost 18,000 inmates in state prisons are being released because of the coronavirus — an increase of 70 percent from earlier release estimates.

And details are surfacing about who these prisoners are, including a report issued by KTLA in Los Angeles:

Among those released last week was Terebea Williams, who served 19 years of an 84 years-to-life sentence for first-degree murder, carjacking and kidnapping.

She was deemed at high medical risk for the virus, though officials couldn’t say what put her in that category.

The Associated Press reported on concerns from police, probation officers, and others involved in the re-entry of prisoners into society that it could include “dangerous criminals who should stay locked up.”

The AP spoke to the sister of the man Williams killed.

“Why is an inmate’s rights more important than a victim’s?” Dena Love said to AP.


Joe Biden’s mental ability is a campaign issue that can’t be ignored: Devine

He might be riding high in the polls, but Joe Biden’s mental acuity increasingly is an issue in the election campaign, and growling at reporters who ask about it is no way to alleviate voter concerns.

Asked during an event with the National Associations of Black and Hispanic Journalists if he had “taken a cognitive test,” Biden snapped.

“No, I haven’t taken a test! Why the hell would I take a test? C’mon, man!”

Frowning and irritated, he paused before ripping into the reporter, Errol Barnett of CBS News.

“That’s like saying you, before you got on this program, if you take a test where you’re taking cocaine or not, what do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?” said Biden in an interview to be streamed Thursday.


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That Creepy Old Weirdo In The Basement Will Never Debate Trump

There are a few safe bets in life – the sun will rise in the East, the mainstream media will tongue-bathe the Dems, the Never Trump sissies of the Ahoy crew will die alone, forgotten, and unloved – but there is no safer bet than on Joe Biden not taking the debate stage with Donald Trump.

If he does debate Trump, Grandpa Badfinger is toast. And if he doesn’t debate Trump, Grandpa Badfinger is also toast. Either way, that post-moderate muppet is a breakfast entrée. Dodging the debate is merely his least bad choice, sort of like going with chlamydia over syphilis.

The media and the Biden campaign are doing everything they can to avoid the moment where the public consensus coalesces around Biden’s obsolescence. You know how that goes. One day, a politician is defined by his positions. The next day, there’s a moment in time when a new perception gets locked in stone, where the mere mention of his name gets people nodding and a single word seems to define him forever. With Biden, the word will be “senile,” just like with Bill Clinton the word is “humidor.”


Farmageddon Continues As Bankruptcies Rise 8%

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) released a new report Tuesday (Aug. 4) showing farm bankruptcies continue to increase.

AFBF found bankruptcies rose 8% over the last 12 months (from June 2019 to June 2020), with 580 filings. The Midwest, Northwest, and Southeast recorded the most bankruptcies, representing 80% of all filings across the US. Wisconsin was the epicenter for filings, followed by Nebraska, Georgia, and Minnesota.

Filings slowed in 1H20 partly because of financial assistance provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act, including direct payments to farmers via the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), along with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.

Farmers are on government life-support.

AFBF's President Zippy Duvall said the new rounds of farm aid helped cushion farmers from the economic impact of the virus-induced recession.

AFBF's Chief Economist John Newton said CARES Act assistance was only a "bandage," warning filings could increase if aid programs are not continued.

AFBF said, "approximately 60% of farm bankruptcies have been completed successfully – the highest successful percentage of all the reorganization chapters."

Even before the virus pandemic, a global farm glut pressured agricultural prices. Farm incomes imploded, and bankruptcies began to increase in 2016. President Trump then unleashed a trade war against China, which in itself forced Chinese buyers toabandon US markets for South American ones. 

Karen Bass’s Campaign Gave Nearly $100K to Nonprofit She Co-Founded Which Paid Her $70K+ for ‘Consulting’

Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) nearly doubled her income in 2010 from consulting fees she received from a nonprofit she co-founded, and Bass’s re-election campaign donated nearly $100,000 to that nonprofit between 2008 and 2011, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Bass, a vice presidential contender on Democratic presumptive nominee Joe Biden’s VP shortlist, co-founded a South Los Angeles-based nonprofit called the Community Coalition in 1990. Her community organizing with the Coalition laid the groundwork for her successful run for the California State Assembly in 2004, where she would eventually rise to the position of Speaker in 2008.


Appeals court condemns Obama DOJ's prosecution of Bundys

Throws out felony conspiracy and weapons charges against Nevada ranchers

Finding "flagrant misconduct" by Obama administration prosecutors, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed felony conspiracy and weapons charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his sons and supporters.

The federal government was appealing the dismissal of the case by U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro, who ruled in January 2018 that prosecutors improperly withheld evidence.

The Bundys have been in a dispute with the federal government for more than 25 years over cattle grazing rights for his cattle. The government alleged that Bundy, his sons and Montana militia leader Ryan Payne the leades of a massive conspiracy to assault law enforcement officers a few miles from the Bundy ranch.


Biden: Blacks all think the same way

Unlike the Latino community, which is 'incredibly diverse'

After insisting that any black person who doesn't vote Democratic isn't black, Joe Biden has now made it clear he believes the African-American community lacks diversity of thought.

"What you all know, but most people don't know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things," Biden said in an interview with Yahoo News.


Surprise! Official who announced Twitter's ban of Trump campaign is a Dem activist

'Silicon Valley is hopelessly biased against the president'

The Twitter employee who announced Wednesday that the account of President Trump's campaign team had been suspended is Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris' former press secretary.

Tim Murtaugh, director of communications for the Trump 2020 campaign, noted spokesman Nick Pacilio's employment history after Twitter suspended the account because his tweet of a video clip of a "Fox & Friends" interview in which Trump said children are "almost immune" from COVID-19.

"Silicon Valley is hopelessly biased against the president and only enforces the rules in one direction," Murtaugh wrote on Twitter.

The Washington Post erroneously reported that Twitter had banned President Trump's personal account.


DHS insider spills beans on Ilhan Omar criminal charges for marrying brother

Evidence of deeper Obama-era corruption of government

Federal investigators have decided not to prosecute Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for immigration fraud despite the publicly available evidence that she married her brother to gain him lawful status to remain in the United States.

The news that two separate federal agencies have declined to pursue charges against Omar after a months-long probe came from a veteran insider at the Department of Homeland Security.


Report Shows Massive Corruption: Las Vegas Sent Out 223,000 Ballots to Wrong Address in June Primary But Democrats Pass Mail-in Voting Anyway

Last weekend Democrat Governor Sisolak and Nevada Democrats called a special session with no public present and inside of 24 hours they rammed through mail-in voting and ballot harvesting.

Democrats did this during the special legislative session.

The new Democrat law allows people not related to or friends with elderly voters to fill out their ballots and turn them in to be counted!


DEEP STATE IS SCARED: Corrupt Leader of the Mueller Gang Andrew Weissmann Drafts Two Hit Pieces on AG Barr in One Day for Fake News Promotion

The New York Times released an op-ed yesterday by the most corrupt individual in US Deep State history, Andrew Weissmann:

Today, Wednesday, marks 90 days before the presidential election, a date in the calendar that is supposed to be of special note to the Justice Department. That’s because of two department guidelines, one a written policy that no action be influenced in any way by politics. Another,unwritten norm urges officials to defer publicly charging or taking any other overt investigative steps or disclosures that could affect a coming election.

Attorney General William Barr appears poised to trample on both. At least two developing investigations could be fodder for pre-election political machinations. The first is an apparentlysprawling investigation by John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, that began as an examination of the origins of the F.B.I. investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. The other, led by John Bash, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, is about the so-called unmasking of Trump associates by Obama administration officials. Mr. Barr personally unleashed both investigations and handpicked the attorneys to run them.


Joe Biden Tries to ‘Clarify’ Remarks About African Americans; No Apology

Former Vice President Joe Biden attempted to “clarify” his remarks earlier Thursday about African Americans, in which he said — twice, before two separate audiences — that they were not “diverse,” unlike the Latino community.

On Thursday morning, in a pre-recorded video interview with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), Biden said: “Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community, with incredibly different attitudes about different things … it’s a very diverse community.”


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Donald Trump to Ohio Workers: Obama-Biden Were ‘Perfectly Happy to Let China Win’

President Donald Trump in Ohio Thursday criticized former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden for abandoning American workers.

“American factory workers received nothing but broken promises and brazen sellouts and lost jobs. The last administration tied America up in one globalist debacle after another,” Trump said.

The president visited a Whirlpool plant in Ohio on Thursday to celebrate the 2018 tariff he leveled on imports of foreign washing machines, accusing other countries of “dumping” cheap appliances into the American market.

“Your cries for help fell on deaf ears. you didn’t see any action,” Trump recalled of the Obama administration. “They didn’t act, they didn’t care, and they never will.”


Bodycam Footage Of George Floyd Arrest Leaked; Shapiro Breaks It Down

Boardwalk Bicycle Hours Extended

Bicycles will now be allowed on the Boardwalk from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m., seven days a week through Labor Day. The Ocean City Council voted unanimously to extend the riding period by three hours. In a typical year, the tram begins operating at 11...

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OC Air Show: Beach Premium Viewing Venues Closed, City...

Beach premium viewing venues for the OC Air Show have been closed due to Covid-19. The air show will still take place on August 15-16, but tickets for venues including the flight line club, sand boxes, and drop zone beach are no longer available.

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My response to the George Floyd body cam footage... Was George murdered? Was it justified?

A Viewer Writes: Michele Ennis

Your write up is spot on! But - you left out the MAIN PLAYER- King Cobra- Wayne Strausburg! An angry old man that couldn't accept a very intelligent young woman.

It's really going to be a shit show now!! There's no one even close to her ability to step up!

Truly a sad day for county taxpayers.

Rep. Harris Announces STEM Grant to UMES

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of a $202,413 U.S. Department of Education grant to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne. The grant was awarded through the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP).

According to the Department, “the MSEIP program assists predominantly minority institutions in effecting long-range improvement in science and engineering education programs and increasing the flow of underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly minority women, into science and engineering careers.”

Congressman Harris made the following statement:

“As a physician, I understand the need to bolster our efforts in getting more students interested in STEM career tracks. There are numerous jobs across our country that go unfilled in these fields simply due to the lack of available trained candidates. I thank the Administration for selecting UMES for this grant, as these dollars will be invested in our community for producing qualified job candidates for businesses right here on the lower Eastern Shore.”

Maryland Fishing Report

Small bluefish have entered the middle bay and can be found in a variety of ways.

At Deep Creek Lake, a mix of large yellow perch, walleye, and smallmouth bass can be found along deep grass edges by drifting minnows.

The Elk, Chester, Choptank, Nanticoke, and Patuxent rivers all hold increasing populations of blue catfish. Fresh cut bait is one of the best ways to catch them.

Now that the ocean has settled down, surf anglers are catching excellent numbers of kingfish on pieces of bloodworm.