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Sunday, August 05, 2012


Between 100 and 200 Occupy protesters marched through downtown Oakland, Calif. Friday night, smashing several car windows and the glass front of President Barack Obama’s local campaign office, according to media reports.
The protesters had taken to the streets after being denied a permit to demonstrate at a monthly art walk, San Francisco ABC affiliate KGO-TV reported  .
Several Obama campaign volunteers were working inside the office when the window was smashed with a brick, according to KGO. No one was hurt.

Late Sen. Byrd’s FBI Files Reveal CIA Leak Uproar

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd obtained secret FBI documents about the civil rights movement that were leaked by the CIA and triggered an angry confrontation between the two agencies in the 1960s, according to newly released FBI records.

Byrd, who died in June 2010 at age 92, had sought the FBI intelligence while suspecting that communists and subversives were guiding the civil rights cause, the records show. Decades before he became history’s longest-serving member of Congress, or gained the title “King of Pork” for sending federal funds to West

Virginia, the Democrat had stalled and voted against major civil rights legislation in the mid-1960s.
He also belonged to the Ku Klux Klan while a young man in the 1940s, and the FBI cited that membership while weighing his requests for classified information, the records show.


US Naval Academy Midshipman Dies in Pa.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman from Pennsylvania has died after a car accident.

The (Allentown) Morning Call reports 21-year-old Austin Tyler Zalik, a junior majoring in ocean engineering, died Friday in Pennsylvania's Berks County.

Authorities told the paper that Zalik had been sleeping in his pickup truck in the parking lot of a gas station before the accident at 7 a.m. Authorities said the pickup may have drifted forward as Zalik slept. The truck dropped off an embankment and into the path of a tractor-trailer.


Atheists Continue Threats Over ‘Unconstitutional’ RI Firehouse Cross & WWII Memorial (But City Isn’t Backing Down!)

Months after atheists first demanded that a World War I and II monument be removed from in front of a Woonsocket, Rhode Island, fire hall, the debate is nowhere near over. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), the atheist group at the center of the debate, is refusing to back down, as citizens continue to defend the monument’s presence. In a second letter to local leaders, the FFRF is, once again, urging officials to remove the cross.

In April, TheBlaze first reported about the group’s demand that the monument be removed from public lands. As you may recall, one week after the story broke, a fierce response erupted, with an estimated 1,500 people assembling against atheists’ demands and in support of the monument.


Obama and Romney Should Debate Lincoln-Douglas-Style

The presidential and vice-presidential debates will be held in October. While political observers and enthusiasts look forward to this, many Americans view the debates as the bane of their existence.

Modern political debates rely heavily on scripted questions and short buzz clips designed to upset an opponent’s demeanor. Language and prose are no longer important tools. It’s simply a matter of who can generate the most meaningful attack for the evening news. That’s why people switch the TV channel so often during presidential debates or don’t watch them at all.

However, there’s a ray of hope. Last week, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced a major change to the debate format. According to Washington Times reporter David Hill, “three of its four debates this October will include time blocks of as long as 15 minutes during which candidates will debate a single topic.” This is an exciting development because the new format hopefully will encourage each presidential candidate to provide well-thought-out answers to difficult questions. For the first time in a long time, intellectual discourse will replace buzz clips at a presidential debate.


Traffic Report

The bypass is closed. Major accident on the Southbound side just past Rt 13 Exit.

Possible Fatal MVC involving a pediatric trauma arrest on the Rt. 13 Bypass. Happened approximately 2:30 PM. MSP and Salisbury fire and EMS units on the scene. Assisted by Parsonsburg and Delmar EMS

Update 2
We have provided images of the accident scene above. We're told the Police are turning vehicles around and allowing them to go the opposite direction on the shoulder of the Bypass in order to redirect them around the Bypass. Please keep all involved in your thoughts and prayers.

Company That Dumped Limbaugh Over ‘Flukegate’ Admits: Yeah, That Hurt us More Than we Expected it Would

Remember when the mainstream media and leftists everywhere flew into a rage because Rush Limbaugh associated 30-year-old Georgetown student Sandra Fluke with a rude word?

Do you also remember when the CEO of long-time Limbaugh sponsor Carbonite announced that his company could no longer associate itself with the EIB Network? Sure you do:

No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady. Mr. Limbaugh, with his highly personal attacks on Miss Fluke, overstepped any reasonable bounds of decency.


Bob And Steve

$465 for Amnesty: Obama to Make Illegals Legal Before Election Day

There's no question America's immigration policy, especially with respect to Mexico, is a mess and in need of reform. The lines are too long and the process is something Kafka might have designed. And as someone who would definitely sneak across any border if it meant a better life for myself and my wife in America, I have no desire to deport the illegals currently among us who have stayed out of trouble and truly embraced the American dream. There's a way to make this work (but only after we forever seal the border).

But as someone married to a woman born in Mexico, who as a young woman waited in line and followed the law to earn a citizenship she cherishes more than almost anything -- the thought of allowing line-jumpers is maddening enough. But for Obama to do this for divisive, cynical, political reasons -- that he is CHOOSING to ignore the law of the land he swore an oath to uphold -- is perfectly outrageous. 

Shooting at Sikh temple in Wisconsin leaves at least 4 wounded, 1 critical

At least four people were shot Sunday at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, the Journal Sentinel  reports.
A police SWAT team entered the building before noon, and escorted uninjured people out of the building and away from the shooting scene.
According to the paper, there could be as many as 30 victims; among those shot was the president of the temple.
Video of the story HERE

BREAKING NEWS: Several People Reported Shot At Sikh Temple In Wisconsin

At least one person in critical condition after shooting at Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis.

From Fox News

Busted! Texas Coaches Orchestrate Hilarious Apology After Teen Cuts in Line at Airport

Texas teen Mac Breedlove is “just a young man who thinks [he's] smarter than [he is],” if his apology to a plane of Southwest passengers is to be believed.

The statement came in the middle of a hilarious speech Breedlove’s lacrosse coaches orchestrated, after the young man cut in line while traveling with his team.


Former NAACP Leader Defies Racial Politics In New Movie, 'Runaway Slave'

If Barack Obama weren’t black, would most black voters really have reason to support him?

Rev. C.L. Bryant, a former chapter president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, is boldly challenging whether the expanding government programs and progressive ideals espoused by Obama and his allies are actually helpful to black people or whether “the sons and daughters of former slaves traded one form of slavery for yet another.”

“Black people are very uninformed,” Bryant told WND, one of the key reasons he has made “Runaway Slave,” a powerful new movie blowing the lid off racial politics.


Is Your Neighbor a Democrat? Obama Has An App For That

Curious how many Democrats live on your block? Just download the Obama campaign's new mobile app.

The app, released last week, includes a Google map for canvassers that recognizes your current location and marks nearby Democratic households with small blue flags.

For each targeted address, the app displays the first name, age and gender of the voter or voters who live there: "Lori C., 58 F, Democrat."


Chicago: One of US's Least Gun-Friendly Cities Now One of World's Deadliest

The city of Chicago is one of the least gun-friendly cities in America, if not the least gun-friendly altogether. The city went decades with an all-out handgun ban, which necessarily took away the option of using such guns for self-defense, until the Supreme Court found the ban unconstitutional in 2010 (via McDonald v. Chicago).



This week, hundreds of thousands of Americans rallied to support Chick-fil-A amidst a firestorm of controversy over the fast-food chain’s views on gay marriage. As Christians and free-speech advocates rose to defend the company’s right to stand in support of “traditional marriage,” some critics waged attacks on those lining up for the so-called Chick-fil-A buy-ins.
An image that was making its rounds on social media had a strong and condemning message for the mass number of Christians lining up at the restaurant.

Bride Holds Secret Wedding A Year Before Her Big Day

A bride-to-be fulfilled her dying father's wish to walk her down the aisle by bringing forward her wedding - then kept her marriage secret for a whole year.
Lisa Norcliffe and then-fiance Jimmy Haigh, both 30, had booked a summer 2012 wedding before Lisa's father Ian was given the news that his blood cancer was incurable in May last year.
Mr Norcliffe, described by his daughter as a private man, told only close family members of his diagnosis.

4-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Gets Dream Vacation After All

McKenna May, a Ohio girl who has spent most her life battling cancer, is getting her dream vacation. 
After her father refused to sign a Make-a-Wish consent form last month, family members raised money on their own to pay for the trip.
'It's really exciting,' McKenna's mother, Whitney Hughes, told Fox News Orlando  . 'It's also kind of a shock factor, too.'

Chick-fil-A Protester Posts a Video Apology To ‘Rachel’ And Explains His Actions

It is just after 11:30 on Friday night and Adam Smith has sent an email with a link to his official video response to the all of the events that followed his protest of Wednesday‘s ’Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.’ The clip, nearly eight minutes in length, opens with an apology to Rachel, the woman who was working the window at the drive-thru.

View the video HERE

Biofuels Boondoggle

The Pentagon pays less than two dollars a gallon for jet fuel.

Under President Obama's half a billion dollar 'green energy' initiative for the military the Navy spent $26 a gallon for biofuel made from algae.

Think that's expensive?  That's nothing.  The Air Force recently spent $59 a gallon for biofuel made from sugar.

The negative impact of using sugar for biofuels is that it causes a rise sugar prices, driving up the cost of thousands of food products.  Hitting every American family in the pocketbook.


NBC Forced To Apologize

NBC forced to apologise after ill-timed ad features a monkey doing gymnastics - right after showing Gabby Douglas' gold medal victory

  • More woes for NBC after it shows ad featuring monkey doing gymnastics, right after Gabby Douglas' big win
  • Commercial was for Animal Practice - an upcoming NBC sitcom
  • NBC says 'no offense was intended' with the ad
  • She's now an international celebrity after taking gold in all-around gymnastics competition on Thursday

NBC has become the centre of a race storm after airing an ad featuring a monkey performing gymnastics, right after showing the performance of Gabby Douglas, the first African-American to win Olympic gold.
The network has since apologised for the advert's poor timing, explaining: 'No offense was intended.'

Freedom Of Speech

Man Assaulted After Interrupting Burglary On E. Newport Pike

Stationary Battery, 1600 East Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE

Date of Occurrence:
Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 10:00 p.m.

53 year old man

Suspects/Suspect Vehicle:
Black male, 20-22 years of age, 6’0”-6’01” tall, average build. Last seen wearing dark shirt and jeans.
Three white females, 16-18 years of age. (no further physical or clothing description available)
Suspect vehicle described as an unknown make model silver sedan
No surveillance photo’s available

Wilmington-Troopers are investigating the assault of a business owner after he interrupted an apparent burglary at his business, located east of Newport, DE.

The incident occurred last evening at approximately 10:00 p.m. as the 53 year old owner of the Stationary Battery located on East Newport Pike, arrived at his business which was closed at the time, and observed a suspicious unoccupied vehicle in the parking lot. The victim entered the secured business to investigate and observed the three female suspects run to another part of the building. The victim was then confronted by the male suspect where a physical struggle ensued and the victim was punched multiple times in the face and head. All four suspects then fled the business on foot into the suspect vehicle, described only as an unknown make and model silver sedan, fleeing onto Newport Pike. The victim received minor injuries from the assault but declined medical treatment.

Further investigation indicated that the suspects had gained entry to the business after smashing out several windows. An undisclosed amount of mobile stereo equipment was taken from the business.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact the Burglary Unit at Troop 2 at 302-834-2630 Extension #603 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Information may also be provided via the internet at

Send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."


Remember These?

Parkside Class Of '82 Reunion Information

*September 14th - Friday - 6 p.m. Classmates can meet as the Parkside Rams play football. Beginning at 8 pm., classmates can spend time together at Brew River, Salisbury, MD.

*September 15th - Saturday - 4 - 6 p.m. We can meet and enjoy the beautiful deck at Sunset Grill in West Ocean City, MD. We have an area reserved for us to gather.
Attendees can purchase drinks or food at their individual expense. No formal arrangements regarding food and beverage have been made for Sunset Grill.

*September 15th - 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Seacrets, Ocean City, MD. The Class of 82 can eat, drink, and be merry in our own private party area overlooking the bay. Appetizer/hor d'oevres will be served. Must purchase wrist band previous to the date for $25 (includes tax & gratuity). Cash bar. (Drinks not included). Please note, no one can be admitted without a wrist band.

Anyone is welcome to attend any of the events and do not require an RSVP - although it would be great to know who will be coming!! :)

*If you would like to attend the evening at Seacrets, please send a $25 check , payable to me, or money order AND a self-addressed/stamped envelope to:
Courtney Cooper
3765 Pebblebrook Ct
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
(Wristband will arrive at the end of August.)