The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent our advertisers

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Obama 'Letting Muslim Brotherhood Run Anti-Terror Ops'

The Obama administration allowed into government agencies Islamic groups and activists tied to the Muslim Brotherhood who now influence U.S. anti-terrorism policies and endanger the nation, charges a newly released book.

In “Impeachable Offenses: The Case to Remove Barack Obama from Office,” New York Times bestselling authors Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott document Obama not only aided the rise to power of Islamic extremist groups in the Middle East but ushered likeminded extremists into the gates of the White House, with Muslim Brotherhood groups serving on important national security advisory boards.
Read more 

Caught On Camera: Deputy Brutalizes A Family

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- Harris County investigators said Deputy Jimmy Drummond was caught on dash cam video brutalizing a family.

Drummond followed the son home because he said he was speeding. As other family members approached the scene, they were all beaten.

The son's ribs were broken and his father's face was bruised. The mother was dragged.

Deputy Drummond was charged with official oppression and is due in court on Friday.



An unidentified man recently returned to the Nashville store he robbed 11 years ago to deliver a hand-written note as well as $400 cash to replace the money he stole — with interest.

The owner of the InterAsian Market & Deli, Keosavanh Xayarath, remembers being robbed at gunpoint over a decade ago like it was yesterday.

The man and his son, Somboon Wu, were caught off guard when a mysterious man entered the store and insisted they accept an envelope marked “Owner.” The man reportedly told them that the delivery was very important because it contained money.


David Craig On Tax Foundation Analysis Of Maryland's Small Business Taxes

Governor candidate and Harford County Executive David R. Craig released the following statement regarding the Washington-based Tax Foundation's analysis of Maryland's small business taxes.

"Maryland punishes small businesses. With marginal tax rates for sole proprietorships and S-corporations the 7th highest nationally and the highest among all neighboring states in the region, the O'Malley-Brown Administration can take credit for driving away small businesses. Our state has lost small businesses at rates that are among the highest in the region under their term in office and high taxes are the reason."

BREAKING NEWS: Obama Asks Congress To Postpone Syria Vote

Obama says he has asked Congress to delay vote on military action in Syria amid international negotiations.


Wicomico County Citizen Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day

More information HERE

Ron Paul Warned 'Warmongers' A Year Ago: "Leave Syria Alone"

911 Riders of 2013 Washington DC HERE WE COME!!

CNN Poll: Obama's Foreign Policy Rating at All-Time Low

A day before President Obama is scheduled to deliver a prime time address on Syria, a new national poll shows his approval rating on foreign policy has hit an all-time low.

Only four in 10 approve of the job Obama is doing on foreign policy, while 57 percent disapprove, according to the CNN/ORC International survey of more than 1,000 adults.

"President Obama's approval rating on foreign affairs has continued its steady decline - from 54 percent in January to 49 percent in April, 44 percent in June, and just 40 percent now," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "This may be a troubling sign for a president who in past polls had always scored his highest ratings for his handling of foreign affairs."


Court Victory For Voter Integrity in Mississippi

U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett in the Southern District of Mississippi signed a consent decree to clean up a county’s voter registration rolls in response to a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU), a conservative counterweight to the ACLU, in a Wednesday ruling.

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA, also called Motor Voter) lowered the requirements for registering to vote in many ways, some of which carry significant risks of voter fraud. But it also empowers private entities to sue to enforce various provisions in NVRA.


Resort Police Data For August Continues Reduced Crime Trend; August Crowds About Flat Compared To Last Year

Photo by Chris Parypa
OCEAN CITY – Data presented by the Ocean City Police Department from June through August reveals overall crime this summer compared to previous seasons.

At Monday’s Police Commission meeting, it was reported August’s total calls for service, including traffic stops, business checks and assistance to citizens, were 12,983, which is a 1.8-percent decrease from August 2012 when there were 12,757 calls for service.

Out of the total number of calls for service, 9,421 were officer initiated, which is a 3.1-percent increase from August 2012, and 3,562 were citizen initiated, which is a 1.5-percent decrease from August 2012.

Rand Paul: I Want Syria Bill To Have 'Binding' Vote For President

Senator Rand Paul says that he intends to have an amendment on the resolution concerning military action in Syria that binds the President to the outcome. In other words, if the Syria resolution isn't passed, the amendment would bind the President from being able to act independently of Congress -- something the administration has claimed they have constitutional authority to do.



Rebuilding our infrastructure creates jobs and allows Maryland to compete in a modern economy

-- Governor O'Malley joined Vice President Joseph Biden at the Port of Baltimore to highlight the $10 million in federal grants given to Maryland through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER), which will improve our infrastructure and strengthen our economy for middle class families. During the event, the two were joined by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes, U.S. Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings, and other elected officials.

The TIGER grant program allows for the Port of Baltimore to increase its cargo handling capacity and provide rail access at its Fairfield Marine Terminal.
"With today's announcement, we are rebuilding our infrastructure in order to compete in a modern economy,"said Governor O'Malley. "Together, with the Obama Administration and our federal partners, we're moving the Port of Baltimore forward, creating jobs and connecting our State with cities and ports half a world away."
Better choices lead to better results. By partnering with our private sector, together we are creating 5,700 jobs and preparing our port to take on the New Panamax ships that will be headed up the coast in the coming years. What's more, with the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013, Maryland is activating long-term strategies to invest in Maryland’s transportation systems, and supporting 57,200 jobs with $4.4 billion in new investments in the next six years.
Click here or see attached one-pager to learn more how Governor O'Malley is investing in Maryland's infrastructure to create jobs and expand opportunity at the Port of Baltimore.

Union Square Rampage Leaves Man Brain Dead At Bellevue

Witness: Suspect Vowed To Attack 'Next White Person Who Walks By'
A man allegedly went on a rampage in Union Square on Wednesday afternoon and left a complete stranger brain-dead in the process.

Police said that the attack may have been a hate crime.

Friends of Jeffrey Babbitt, 62, were shocked to hear about the random act of violence that left the gentle, retired train conductor in a coma, CBS 2′s Dave Carlin reported on Friday.

“I don’t believe that. I don’t know why that happened. He is very nice,” Igor Sapozhnikov said.


Berlin Fire Funding Partially Restored By Council; Reduced Funding Means Tough Decisions Ahead, BFC Officials Report

BERLIN — A little more than a year after cutting all financial support to the Berlin Fire Company (BFC), the Mayor and Council voted unanimously Monday to restore $200,000 out of the $537,000 that was withdrawn.

There doesn’t appear to be a clear winner in the dispute at this time, with the BFC vocal about its fear that lower funding could impact service, the town still upset over the soured relationship and legal actions from disgruntled BFC employees brewing.

Though it’s a rough start, Mayor Gee Williams said that Monday’s decision to return partial funding to the BFC should be seen as a positive step forward.


DEVELOPING: U.N. Cancels Mtg After Russia Withdraws Request; Obama Tells Congress to Delay Syria Vote

United Nations Security Council has canceled its 4p meeting after Russia withdrew its request for consultation on the issue of the country getting Syria to surrender chemical weapons.

President and Australian Ambassador to the UN Gary Quinlan tweeted the following after news broke: "Following the withdrawal of the request for consultations, Security Council meeting for4pm will not proceed."

To compound the situation, however, United States President Barack Obama has nonetheless asked Congress to delay votes that would authorize military strikes against Syria, in order to "give Russia time to get Syria to surrender any [weapons] it possesses," Reuters reported Tuesday afternoon.


UNC Prof Ignites 4th Amendment Debate After Being Pulled Over By Fire Truck

When a North Carolina firefighter switched on the siren atop his Chapel Hill Fire Department truck to get a driver he suspected of being impaired to pull over, he probably didn't expect to ignite a constitutional debate.

But that's exactly what has happened. The woman Fire Lt. Gordon Shatley pulled over on his way back from a call was Dorothy Hoogland Verkerk, a professor at the University of North Carolina and former town council member who is arguing use of the fire truck and siren - which are not authorized for law enforcement actions - gave the color of government to what might otherwise have been a lawful citizen's arrest. And although a lower court upheld Verkerk's arrest, an appellate court remanded the case with instructions to consider whether it was an illegal search and seizure.


Report: Surveillance Court Ruling Allowed NSA Search Of Domestic Email

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration quietly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 for the National Security Agency to search deliberately for Americans' communications in its huge databases of intercepted phone calls and emails, according to a published report.

The Washington Post reported Saturday that officials in 2011 got the court to lift the ban on those kinds of searches, which the court imposed in 2008 at the government's request. The court also extended the length of time the NSA is allowed to retain intercepted communications from five to six years.

Red Light Cameras Increase Accidents

Red light cameras are touted as devices that increase intersection safety. However, information is quickly surfacing that shows the inaccuracy of that belief.

One source that is highlighting the increase in accidents is the media. Because so manystudies are showing an increase in collisions at red light camera intersections, various news outlets are conducting their own studies in this phenomenon. Below is a small sampling of these reports.

Reports From The Media

Los Angeles | KCAL TV
A local TV station fact-checked the city's claims that their ticket cameras reduced accidents and found that the opposite was true. At 20 of the 32 intersections studied, accidents increased and several intersections tripled their accident rate.

Washington, D.C. | Washington Post
This report showed an overall increase in accidents at red-light camera intersections of 107 percent.


George Zimmerman Being Questioned By Police For Altercation Involving Gun

LAKE MARY, Fla. - Police in Lake Mary continue to investigate a fight between George Zimmerman and his estranged wife, Shellie.

Shellie called police shortly after 2 p.m. Monday to her father's house, saying the former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of murder threatened her with a gun.

"He's in his car and he continually has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying saying 'step closer' and he's just threatening all of us with his firearm...and he's going to shoot us." 


Utlity Truck Fire In Snow Hill

From the Facebook page of Snow Hill Vol Fire Department
Utility truck fire on Washington St.

Watch Exempt America From Obamacare Rally LIVE

Live streaming video by Ustream

‘Oh S***’: Mom’s Quick-Thinking Gun Move Sends Carjackers Fleeing

Picture this: You get home after a long day at work, step out of the car and you’re instantaneously held-up by a group of men who attempt to forcibly to steal your vehicle.

This is the exact scenario that Kari Bird, a mother of three who works full-time and is attending law school, encountered when she arrived home around 11:30 p.m. last Wednesday. But rather than cowering, Bird became an unsuspecting hero after she pulled a gun and defended herself, preventing them from taking the vehicle and sending them running.

The Indianapolis, Ind., resident told WXIN-TV that the group of four young men initially approached her, with the lead carjacker smiling and then quickly pulling out a gun. After telling Bird to give him her keys, she complied. But she then realized that all of her books and belongings were in the car, so she took a risk and made a quick decision, reaching into her console and pulling out a gun of her own.


WCSO Press Release Traffic Advisory


Incident: Traffic Advisory Update
Date of Incident: September 11th through 15th, 2013
Location: Winterplace Park and Perdue Stadium

Narrative: Winterplace Park and Perdue Stadium will host the annual Delmarva Bike Week event beginning September 11th through the 15th,2013. The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office will have personnel present during the entire event that will focus on traffic flow and minimizing delays. Motorists are cautioned that there will be a substantial increase in motorcycle traffic surrounding this event and are asked to take care and allow extra time when travelling through this area.

Winterplace Park and Perdue Stadium are located just east of Salisbury at the intersection of Ocean Gateway and Hobbs Road.

Any questions can be directed to the Wicomico County Tourism Department at 410-548-4914 in addition to the Sheriff’s Office at 410-548-4891.

Releasing Authority: Captain Babe Wilson
Date: September 10, 2013

About That Whole Global Warming Thing

Global warming alarmists, Al Gore, we need to talk.

Well, this is awkward. A leaked report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that the world is not warming but actually cooling, and will continue to get colder until the middle of the century.

You remember the IPCC, right? It’s the group whose 2007 report on global warming said that snow would disappear from everywhere but the highest mountains, icebergs would melt, sea levels would rise, deserts would spread, people would die in heat waves and pretty much the earth was going to end if we didn’t immediately destroy our carbon-fueled economy with job-killing government regulations.


PAUL: How Do You Ask A Man To Be The First Man To Die For A Mistake?

This week, Secretary of State John F. Kerry came before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to make his case for war with Syria — a war that a majority of Americans don’t want, the administration still can’t clearly justify and for which Mr. Kerry himself made a very poor case.

A war that Mr. Kerry even refuses to call a war — at least not in the “classic sense,” he assures us.

The American people certainly see this as a potential new war, and the country is war-weary. After well over a decade in Iraq and Afghanistan, they are not eager to commit to another questionable intervention. Americans also know that whatever assurances this administration pretends it can give — that there will not be boots on the ground, that this will not be a protracted engagement — are all negotiable once the war actually begins.



Whatever the State Department and CIA were doing in Benghazi likely “had a direct connection to U.S. policy in Syria,” Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) said Monday evening.

During a discussion on the “unanswered questions” surrounding the Benghazi terror attack, the GOP congressman suggested that the State Department and CIA could have been stockpiling weapons for Syrian rebels when the U.S. compound came under attack on Sept. 11, 2012.


Sesame Street Live "Make A New Friend"

Salisbury, MD - No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! The all-new Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” visits Wicomico Youth & Civic Center from Oct. 15 and Oct. 16. Tuesday Oct. 15 show starts at 6:30 PM and Wednesday Oct. 16 there are two show times, first one is 10:30 AM and the second is 6:30 PM.

Chamki is from far away and she’s visiting Sesame Street for just one day! Grover has a long to-do list for his friend, from kayaking to hot yoga, but Chamki is busy enjoying cookies with Cookie Monster, singing with Abby Cadabby, and doing ‘The Elmo Slide.’ Will an appearance from Super Grover 2.0 get Chamki’s attention? Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!

Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” offers a fun-filled, interactive learning experience, including up-close and furry interactions on the audience floor! Like television’s Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless tunes and lessons for all ages. The universal appeal of each Broadway-quality musical production continues long after preschool. Adults will appreciate the high-tech stagecraft, cleverly written script, and music they’ll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as “Count Me In,” and fun new parodies of “I Want Candy,” and “Moves Like Jagger.”

For more information or to charge tickets by phone, please call the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office at 410-548-4911. Tickets may also be purchased online at For information online, please Become a fan of Sesame Street Live on Facebook.

Troopers Arrest Laurel Man For Burglary To Sussex County Habitat For Humanity Trailer

Location: 11035 Church Road, Seaford, DE

Date of Occurrence: August 28, 2013


Sussex County Habitat for Humanity

Defendant, Charges, and Bond Information:

Larry G. Milburn Jr., 47, Laurel, DE (Photo Attached)
Burglary 3rd
Theft greater than $1,500
Criminal Mischief under $1,000

Arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $6,500.00 secured bond.

Seaford, DE- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Laurel man in connection with burglarizing a construction trailer used to store tools and other equipment for Habitat for Humanity.

The investigation began on August 28th after the construction manager contacted 9-1-1 to report that the trailer had been broken into when someone cut the locks off the doors and then removed power tools stored inside. During the investigation, it was determined that Larry G. Milburn Jr. had attempted to sell some tools to a subject that owns a welding business near Seaford that same morning.

Troopers and detectives were able to locate Larry Milburn on September 5th and take him into custody without incident. He was brought back to Troop 4 in Georgetown where he was arrested for Burglary 3rd, Theft, and Criminal Mischief for the incident on Church Road. He was also arrested for three other unrelated burglaries that occurred in the Seaford and Laurel areas. He was committed to SCI on $6,500.00 secured bond.

Somerset County Sheriff's Office Press Release 9-10-13

Demetrius Ulyssus Kennedy Sr. of Crisfield, arrested 9-3-13 on warrants for contempt, and failing to appear in court. Kennedy was held without bond.

William Stanley Borum of Pocomoke, arrested 9-4-13 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Borum was released after posting bond.

Matthew Robert Huntington of Princess Anne, arrested 9-4-13 on a warrant for violation of probation. Huntington was held without bond.

Lawrence Darnell Lankford of Crisfield, arrested 9-4-13 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Lankford was held on a $ 500.00 bond.

George Robert Jones of Princess Anne, arrested 9-6-13 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Jones was released after posting bond.

'Either You Convert To Islam, Or You Will Be Beheaded'

The village of Maaloula has been taken over by Syrian rebels associated with al Qaeda, who have stormed the Christian center and offered local Christians a choice: conversion or death. A resident of the town said the rebels shouted “Allahu Akhbar” as they moved through the village, and proceeded to assault Christian homes and churches.
“They shot and killed people,” he said. “I heard gunshots and then I saw three bodies lying in the middle of a street in the old quarters of the village. Where is President Obama to see what has befallen us?” Another witness stated, “I saw the militants grabbing five villagers and threatening them and saying, ‘Either you convert to Islam, or you will be beheaded.’”


Study: VA Media In The Tank For Democrat McAuliffe In Governor's Race

A new review of the media's coverage of the race for Governor in the Commonwealth of Virginia shows a staggering one-sided favor for the Democrat candidate Terry McAuliffe.

A review of the media covering the hotly contested race shows that GOP nominee Ken Cuccinelli has withstood a 24-1 margin of stories by state-based newspapers attacking him or are otherwise negative with just four stories versus 95 showing the GOP candidate in a positive light.

The study of the media coverage of the VA race by the Media Research Center shows that the media appears to be all in for former Democratic National Committee Chairman and longtime Clinton crony McAuliffe.


Jeb Bush To Award Hillary 'Liberty Medal' On Eve Of Benghazi Anniversary

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) will honor former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with this year’s Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center. The award will be presented to Clinton on September 10th, the eve of the first anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States mission in Benghazi that killed four Americans.

The Christian Science Monitor reports that Bush, a potential GOP contender in the 2016 presidential race, is chairman of the board of trustees of the National Constitution Centerlocated in Philadelphia.

“Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy,” Bush said in a statement. “These efforts as a citizen, an activist, and a leader have earned Secretary Clinton this year’s Liberty Medal.”

Bush’s decision to honor Clinton, who is considered by some to be a likely Democrat candidate for president in 2016, was condemned by the Independence Hall Tea Party Association of Philadelphia. According to the Christian Science Monitor, the organization released its own statement Monday, referring to the event as “extremely distressing,” and offering, instead, an opportunity for another Liberty Medal recipient.


GE To IBM Ending Retiree Plans Adds To Taxpayer Burden

America’s biggest employers, from GE to IBM, are increasingly moving retirees to insurance exchanges where they select their own health plans, an historic shift that could push more costs onto U.S. taxpayers.

Time Warner Inc. has said it would steer retired workers toward a privately run exchange, days after a similar announcement by International Business Machines Corp. General Electric Co. last year said it, too, would curb benefits in a move that may send some former employees to the public insurance exchanges created under the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

While retiree health benefits have been shrinking for years, the newest cutbacks may quickly become the norm. About 44 percent of companies plan to stop administering health plans for their former workers over the next two years, a survey last month by consultant Towers Watson & Co. found. Retirees are concerned their costs may rise, while analysts predict benefits will decline in some cases.


In Republican Race For Governor, Lollar Shows Fire, And Craig Needs Some Spark

Two faces of the Maryland Republican Party appeared just a few miles and a few hours apart in Ellicott City last week.

On Wednesday afternoon, Charles Lollar was dishing out his energetic, nonpartisan outreach to several dozen enthusiastic supporters in pink and blue “Achieve the Dream” T-shirts as part of his four-day statewide mini-bus tour launching his run for governor.

Three hours later, a group of mostly older establishment Republicans gathered to hear Bob Flanagan announce a run for delegate, the post he held for 20 years before Gov. Bob Ehrlich tapped him to be transportation secretary 10 years ago. Barely noticed in the small crowd was Harford County Executive David Craig, the GOP candidate for candidate for governor with the most solid experience and the least pizzazz.


Democratic Rep. Interrupted By Shouting Anti-War Protesters

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) at an event on Saturday had a run-in with anti-war protesters unhappy with President Barack Obama’s desire to take military action in Syria.

The protesters for several minutes also made it known they were upset with Baldwin’s silence on the issue.

The first-term Democratic congresswoman was repeatedly interrupted by chants as she tried to explain herself.

“Just say no!” attendees at the progressive Fighting Bob Fest event in Madison, Wis., shouted.


U.S. Spent $1,010,354,195 On Syrian Humanitarian Aid 2012-2013

U.S. taxpayers have spent at least $1,010,354,195 on Syrian humanitarian aid for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, according to official numbers from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

USAID, which was created by President John F. Kennedy, is the federal government's primary agency in charge of distributing civilian foreign aid.

Last month, President Barack Obama pledged $195 million in additional humanitarian support to Syrians affected by the country's civil war, tipping U.S. taxpayer spending over the $1 billion threshold.

"To help the many Syrians in need this Eid al-Fitr, the United States is providing an additional $195 million in food aid and other humanitarian aid, bringing our humanitarian contribution to the Syrian people to over $1 billion since the crisis began," Obama said in a White House statement. "For millions of Americans, Eid is part of a great tapestry of America’s many traditions, and I wish all Muslims a blessed and joyful celebration. Eid Mubarak."


Delmarva Sportsmen's Expo Scheduled For Sept 20-22 At The WY&CC

Delmarva Sportsmen’s Expo A Family Fun Weekend

SALISBURY, Md. - New products, creative ideas and low prices for outdoors enthusiasts can be found during the Delmarva Sportsmen's Expo at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury on September 20-22. The Expo will be one of the largest sportsmen's expos on the Delmarva Peninsula since the former AMSA Expo.

"This event will have non-stop excitement from the moment the doors open," stated Jeff Willis, Expo Director. "Throughout the Expo, there will be numerous opportunities for attendees to register to win an assortment of prizes. We have a full schedule of seminars, presentations and activities for members of the whole family." The expo will also feature exhibitors displaying their products including campers, boats, jet skis, hunting rifles, camping gear and other gear and accessories.

Want your son or daughter to catch their first fish? The Delmarva Sportsmen's Expo will have a fishing pond where you can share in the excitement of your son or daughter catching their first trout fish!

Admission to the Delmarva Sportmen's Expo is $4 per person, kids 5 & under are admitted free. For information on attending or for vendor space, contact Delmarva Sportsmen’s Expo at 443-366-2621 or

Group Calls For Western Md. Counties To Secede

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) -- A group is calling for five western Maryland counties to secede and form their own state.

Scott Strzelczyk, leader of the Western Maryland Initiative, says people are fed up with the liberal majority and want an "amicable divorce."

The five counties -- Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick and Carroll -- represent just 11 percent of Maryland's population, but the majority of their registered voters are Republicans in a heavily Democratic state.


Syria Intelligence Being Manipulated EVEN MORE Than In Iraq War

The Obama administration is manipulating intelligence about Syria in exactly the same ways that the Bush administration did to justify the Iraq war.

Specifically, the Obama administration is copying Bush’s playbook of trying to kick UN weapons inspectors out of the target country so they can’t finish their investigation.

The Bush administration also famously “stove piped” information from the war hawks directly to the president – cutting out the normal vetting process by intelligence agencies.

Likewise, IPS reports today:
Contrary to the general impression in Congress and the news media, the Syria chemical warfare intelligence summary released by the Barack Obama administration Aug. 30 did not represent an intelligence community assessment, an IPS analysis and interviews with former intelligence officials reveals.

The evidence indicates that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper culled intelligence analyses from various agencies and by the White House itself, but that the White House itself had the final say in the contents of the document.

More Asks Permission For Photo


I'm a photo editor for, and we are going to be linking to this story on your site:

May we have permission to use your image to promote our blurb?

Publishers Notes: I won't even get into the traffic we've seen since we published this image. Unbelievable!

UPDATED: Lengthy Senate Report Details EPA FOIA Abuses

Environmental Protection Agency officials have from the beginning of President Obama's tenure in the Oval Office "pursued a path of obfuscation, operating in the shadows, and out of the sunlight," according to a Senate report.

The report by Republican members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee provides a detailed description of violations of the Freedom of Information Act and other federal laws and regulations meant to encourage transparency and accountability in the government.

"The agency established an alias identity to hide the actions of the former administrator; has purposefully been unresponsive to FOIA request, oftentimes redacting information the public has a right to know; and mismanaged its electronic records system such that federal records have been jeopardized," the report said.


The Latest Evidence Of Voter Fraud — And Discrimination

Obama-administration officials and their liberal camp-followers who routinely claim there is no reason to worry about election integrity because vote fraud is nonexistent suffered some embarrassing setbacks last week.

Federal law requires states to clean up their voter rolls. In 2009, the Obama Justice Department dismissed, with no explanation, a lawsuit filed by the Bush administration asking Missouri for such a clean-up. It has since taken no action against any other state or jurisdiction since it has an unofficial policy of not enforcing this requirement. But private parties are starting to force changes.

In Mississippi last Wednesday, the American Civil Rights Union won a significant victory for election integrity when a federal judge approved a consent decree in which Walthall County agreed to finally clean up its bloated voter-registration list. The county has more registered voters than the Census says it has eligible voters. The ACRU sued the county (which went for Romney in 2012) under Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which requires election officials to maintain accurate voter rolls through a regular program that removes ineligible voters.


Caption This Photo 9-10-13

SPD Press Release 9-10-13

Emperor Obama’s Parlor Games

We have ceded far too much of what is ours to an imperial presidency.

‘One thing I’m proud of,” cultural icon Barack Obama boasted to MSNBC’s crack team of sycophants in 2006, “is that very rarely will you hear me simplify the issues.” On this, he has certainly been true to his word. Brevity and candor, shall we say, are not among our smartest president’s strengths nor, outside the abstract, is he much of a salesman.

Nevertheless, as gauche as it might sound to those who make a living being inscrutable, sometimes in politics questions really do have simple answers. Yesterday, speaking to journalists at the G20 summit in Russia, Obama was asked again and again what he planned to do if Congress refused to authorize action in Syria. The president brushed away the question as if it were an irrelevance. “You’re not getting a direct response,” he told journalists. When they pushed him anyway, he termed the matter a “parlor game.”


FOX NEWS POLL: Voters Oppose US Action In Syria

As President Obama gets ready to address the nation on Syria Tuesday, a Fox News poll finds the majority of voters believes the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its citizens, but says the U.S. should stay out of the war.


Greenwood Elementary School Events

On September 19th we are having a Title 1 Tailgating and Playbook Night. Food will be served and parents will be informed of policies and procedures from the student handbook in a fun football themed night. Also, on October 3rd we are having our annual Reading Night. This year the theme is "Go Wild About Reading in the Animal Oasis" and it will be held from 5-7. Greenwood Elementary School is located in Princess Anne.

Syria To Accept Russian Chemical Weapons Proposal

Syrian foreign minister says President Assad will accept Russian proposal to place chemical weapons under international control for dismantling, the Associated Press reports.

SFD Calls For Service 9-9-13

  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 23:46:24 Nature: Pro Qa Ems City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 23:34:16 Nature: Medical Assist Address: 232 Tilghman Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 23:01:46 Nature: Abdominal Pain City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 20:00:19 Nature: Delayed Ambulance Address: 1151 S Salisbury Blvd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 19:53:00 Nature: Subject Fallen City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 19:39:44 Nature: Pi Accident City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 19:39:41 Nature: Pi Accident City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 17:42:30 Nature: Pi Accident City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 17:19:51 Nature: Difficulty Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 16:29:47 Nature: Sick Subject City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 16:10:10 Nature: Medical Assist Address: 1102 S Schumaker Dr Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 16:10:03 Nature: Subject Fallen City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 15:30:47 Nature: Chest Pain City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 14:53:02 Nature: Chest Pain City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 14:46:52 Nature: General Weakness City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 14:35:22 Nature: Emergency Unknown City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 14:15:10 Nature: Medical Assist Address: 1126 Nevins Pl Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 14:11:06 Nature: Overdose City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 13:54:37 Nature: Pro Qa Ems City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 13:45:10 Nature: Difficulty Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 13:00:28 Nature: Subject Fallen City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 12:58:08 Nature: Electrical Address: 1316 Mt Hermon Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 12:17:50 Nature: Non Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 10:14:34 Nature: Subject Fallen City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 08:12:50 Nature: Difficulty Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 06:06:41 Nature: Difficulty Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 04:24:40 Nature: Heart Patient City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 04:14:58 Nature: Assault Ems City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 02:36:33 Nature: Overdose City: Salisbury
  • Monday September, 9 2013 @ 00:03:25 Nature: Medical Assist Address: 2320 N Salisbury Blvd Salisbury, MD 21801

Caption This Photo 9-10-13


Pat Buchanan decries notion of Americans 'hired out to do the big-time killing for royals'

Wednesday, John Kerry told the Senate not to worry about the cost of an American war on Syria.

The Saudis and Gulf Arabs, cash-fat on the $110-a-barrel oil they sell U.S. consumers, will pick up the tab for the Tomahawk missiles.

Has it come to this – U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen as the mercenaries of sheikhs, sultans and emirs, Hessians of the New World Order, hired out to do the big-time killing for Saudi and Sunni royals?

Yesterday, too, came a stunning report in the Washington Post.

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations has joined the Israeli lobby AIPAC in an all-out public campaign for a U.S. war on Syria