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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Report Claims Eric Holder Approved Drone Strike Against Bundy Ranch

On Friday, John Jacob Schmidt of Radio Free Redoubtsaid that according to Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers, Attorney General Eric Holder has approved drone strikes against the Bundy ranch to take place some time in the next 48 hours. According to Schmidt, the information came from a source Oath Keepers has within the Department of Defense.

That source, according to the report, allegedly said Attorney General Eric Holder authorized what is known as a "hot drone strike" against the ranch. Such a strike, he added would effectively kill everyone at the ranch.

Schmidt said that as far as he could determine, there has been no attempt to follow through with the alleged threat. He also expressed hope that a planned strike against Americans on U.S. soil could be averted.

Demography + Debt = Doom

A ‘Perfect Storm’ of demography and debt will economically and financially doom almost every country on earth. It will be TEOTWAWKI – ‘The End Of The World As We Know It’.

No, it’s not the end of life or even the end of civilization. However, when it’s all over, nothing will ever be the same and that includes the disappearance of much of the middle class.

On the other hand, as Jesse of ‘Le Cafe Americain’ writes “there is nothing we are facing or are likely to face, outside of an all out nuclear war, that was not faced by our fathers and grandfathers who faced two World Wars and a Great Depression in between.” Although nuclear war is highly unlikely, the alternatives are not very enticing prospects.

First, the good news. The storm won’t last forever. In fact, it may end sooner than many think. And, when it’s finished, life for many may be better than today’s slow economic strangulation, at least for those who stop self-medicating with their boob-tubes, Tweets, iGadgets and self-aggrandizing social media long enough to pay some serious attention and try to understand what’s happening.

The bad news is there will be much more pain before it ends unless you make an effort to understand what’s happening and why. Only then will you know how to protect yourself and loved ones from the storm. Otherwise, you risk becoming just another poor, nameless statistic. That would be both tragic and unnecessary because you can do things to prepare and avoid the worst of it. Keep reading. This is a long article, but what’s your life worth?


‘It’s Your Rampant Misogyny, Homie’: Dad Pens Breakup Letter to Rap Music

A father has penned an open letter in which he declares he is breaking up with rap music.

Mike Heenan has two daughters, or as he explains, “two centers of the universe.” Though his oldest daughter is only 3, he says it’s time that he and rap music part ways.

In a blog post, Heenan writes:
I am breaking up with you, Rap Music, and it's not you, it's me. And it's also, kind of, you.

After Bundy Ranch Fiasco, Reid and Co. Exposed as Real Extremists

In the wake of the now-infamous federal abuse unleashed on the Bundy ranching family and its supporters in Nevada, defenders of the heavy-handed terror tactics employed by the Obama administration’s Bureau of Land Management are finding themselves increasingly marginalized as potentially violent extremists. That is especially true for U.S. Sen. Harry Reid (shown, D-Nev.), who after launching a series of bizarre tirades against the ranchers and their friends, is being widely criticized and ridiculed — especially for his dangerous attempt to equate American citizens who protest government with “domestic terrorists.”

As The New American and much of the national media have been reporting for weeks, the Obama administration, led by a former Reid staffer who took over the BLM, descended on the Bundy ranch with heavily armed agents. Making matters worse, officials even tried to corral protesters into an unconstitutional “Free Speech zone,” sparking nationwide outrage. The David vs. Goliath-style violence and abuse by the feds, much of it videotaped and posted online, shocked the conscience of ordinary Americans.


More Florida Voter Fraud? 3000 Registrations List UPS Stores As Residence

If there is one thing I learned in the 2012 election cycle, it was about voter fraud. My conservative warrior associate, Katherine Engelbrecht, and her organization, True the Vote, took up the mantle against the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker, who admitted to sending “questionable” results to the Florida Secretary of State. It was somewhat disheartening that the Florida Secretary of State and Attorney General sat back, watched the news reports, and did nothing.

With that background, I’d like to share a story written by Gregg Prentice: “Voter Fraud? If they’re not catching the easy stuff, what else are they missing?”

Prentice asks, are some of Florida’s Supervisors of Elections skirting the law? Supervisors are tasked with maintaining an accurate voter roll. One of the requirements of the Supervisors is to ensure voters provide a legal residence address. Yet a December 2013 analysis shows more than 3,000 voter registrations statewide listing their residence address at a UPS store, potentially illegally.
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Islamic Religious Police Beat Woman Bloody for Not Praying on Time

Tell us again what a wonderful ideology this is. How empowering it is of women (that’s my favorite).

More righteousness from the ROP. Obama say, “respect it!” Sen. Ed Markey and Rep Hakeem Jeffries proposed legislation to criminalize criticism of this ……..

“Saudi religious police probe attack on Afghan woman in Makkah,” English Al Arabiya, Thanks to Halal Pork Shop:

A Saudi religious police officer is being investigated after he reportedly attacked an Afghan woman in a Makkah park earlier this week, local media reported.


Don't Replace Fannie & Freddie, Conservative Leaders Urge Senators

Twenty-six leaders of conservative and free-market groups have signed a letterurging the Senate Banking Committee to reject a bill that would replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Macwith a similar government-sponsored enterprise (GSE).

The proposed Federal Mortgage Insurance Corporation (FMIC) would just be “an expansion of the type of government intervention that fueled the housing crisis in the first place,” the April 22 letter stated.

It was signed by representatives of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), FreedomWorks, the Club for Growth, and Citizens Against Government Waste, among others. (See Johnson-Crapo Coalition Letter 4-21-2014.pdf)


Muslim Murders a Christian Boy for Refusing to Convert to Islam

These sharia horrors are not reported by the press. But I get scores of such stories every day. Every day, while being beaten with the libelous islamophobia canard.

The reason why government officials refuse to prosecute such crimes is because such murder is a religious imperative under Islamic law.


Principal 'Overhears' Conversation,' Bans Mom From Campus

A Texas school district has been accused of illegally barring a mother from the campus where her grade school children attend class – based on nothing more than some “inappropriate language” a school official allegedly overheard while the mom was in a conversation with one of her friends.

The case is outlined by officials with the Rutherford Institute, who have written to officials in the San Antonio school district, who were given a deadline of April 30 to respond.

“As a legal organization that advocates on behalf of parents’ and students’ rights, we have grave concerns over any effort to deprive a parent of their fundamental right to be actively involved in their child’s educational experience, including access to school grounds,” said the letter, signed by Institute Staff Attorney Jesse H. Baker IV.
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'A Young man asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?'
'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him.
'All the food was slow.'

'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?'
'It was a place called 'at home,'' I explained. !
'Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'

By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.
But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it :
Some parents NEVER owned their own house, never wore Levis, never set foot on a golf course, never traveled out of the country or had a credit card.
In their later years they had something called a revolving charge card. The card was good only at Sears Roebuck. Or maybe it was Sears & Roebuck.
Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore. Maybe he died.

My parents never drove me to soccer practice.. This was mostly because we never had heard of soccer... I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow)
We didn't have a television in our house until I was 16.
It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God; it came back on the air at about 6 a..m. and there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people.

I was 21 before I tasted my first pizza, it was called 'pizza pie.'
When I bit into it, I burned the roof of my mouth and the cheese slid off, swung down, plastered itself against my chin and burned that, too. It's still the best pizza I ever had.

I never had a telephone in my room.
The only phone in the house was in the living room and it was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.
Pizzas were not delivered to our home But milk was.
All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers -- It cost 7 cents a paper, and they got to keep 2 cents. They had to get up at 6AM every morning.
On Saturday, they had to collect the 42 cents from their customers. Their favorite customers were the ones who gave them 50 cents and told them to keep the change. Their least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to never be home on collection day.
Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.

Motorcycle Accident In Ocean City

Ocean City Fire EMS units on scene 45th St. Coastal Hwy. Serious motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. MSP Trooper4 requested for a medivac.


ANNAPOLIS – Maryland teachers have been overwhelmed by challenges this school year as a result of an abundance of changes to education policy. But the struggle played out in individual classrooms is a symptom of a larger three-way battle for control over education in the state.

This tug of war has led to threats of legal action, as well as unnecessary anxiety for those that carry the most influence on students’ learning: teachers.

“I am disappointed by [the Maryland Department of Education’s] recent attempts to … strong-arm local schools systems into outcomes that do not best serve our students,” said Betty Weller, president of the statewide teachers union, in a 2013 letter addressed to state Superintendent Lillian Lowery.



Millions of people without health insurance do not have bank accounts to pay for their plans, including one-quarter of those who qualify for Obamacare subsidies, reports the Washington Post.

The startling statistic comes from Jackson Hewitt and raises growing concerns over whether those who applied for Obamacare will make their premium payments.

"Research shows that millions of uninsured people don't have bank accounts--rates are particularly high among minority groups--which could challenge their ability to pay for new coverage," reports the Post.


NRA’s LaPierre: Country ‘Slipping Away,’ Gun Owners ‘Willing To Fight’ For Control

INDIANAPOLIS — National Rifle Association executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre said Friday that the country is on edge like he’s never seen it before, and that it’s up to attendees at the group’s annual meeting and like-minded individuals to fight for its future.

“NRA, this organization, is about giving a voice to all the people like all of us in this room today and everyone else in the country that feels like we do,” he told the crowd at an opening event at the group’s annual meetings.

“I love it because corporations can’t control it, politicians can’t control it, the media can’t control it,” he said. “By gosh, there is an organization … that says ‘this is what we stand for, and we’re willing to fight for it.’ And that’s what I love about it. And that’s what it’s about.

If you like your plan you can keep it Montage

Md. Installs Nesting Platform For Osprey

SANDY POINT, Md. (AP) - Maryland transportation officials have installed a nesting platform for a persistent osprey who built nests that blocked traffic cameras by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

Maryland Transportation Authority spokesman Tamory Winfield says crews installed a platform Thursday near the camera where the bird most recently tried to nest. He says the platform is secured over the shoulder of Route 50, not the roadway, to make it safer for any future chicks.

Officials got U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service permission to remove the nest last week since it didn't contain eggs or young birds. But Winfield says after the third removal, officials decided to lure the bird to another spot.


During the first two weeks of nice temperatures in Chicago this year--which included Easter weekend--the city was beset with some 100 shootings with nearly a dozen dead. This intense violence has earned the Windy City a brand new nickname bestowed by its own citizens: "Chiraq."

Over Easter weekend, there were 45 separate shooting victims in Chicago, four of which died. The previous weekend saw 35 shootings in only 36 hours that resulted in several more deaths. There were even more shootings and deaths during the intervening days between the weekends, as well. All this violence has turned Chicago into a war zone.

Many of those killed were teens and preteens. In one incident, four girls between 11 and 15 years of age and one teen boy were shot by gang members at a city playground.



COLLEGE PARK — Climate scientists expect a particularly strong El Nino this summer to lead to fewer hurricanes in the Atlantic.

The probability that at least one major hurricane will make landfall along the East Coast in 2014 is 20 percent, down from the average of 31 percent over the last century, according to a Colorado State University reportreleased April 10.

The report’s authors, Philip Klotzbach and William Gray, wrote that there should be below-average hurricane activity because of the “significant impact” El Ninos have on Atlantic hurricane activity.


NC deputy goes berserk, snatches phones from family after recording proves she ‘lied’

A North Carolina officer was caught on video allegedly lying about a retired Marine combat instructor “being aggressive” in his own home, and then took the cell phones away from his family members who were trying to record the encounter.

Retired United States Marine combat instructor Carlos Jaramillo provided the blog Photography Is Not A Crime with video of Onslow County Sheriff’s Deputy Natalie Barber responding to his home over the weekend over a dispute between neighbors.

At some point, Barber and Jaramillo began arguing about whether he was legally obligated to provide her with his identification. He offered her a government-issued Veterans Affair card, but the deputy insisted on seeing a driver’s license.


Shepherd’s Crook Plans To Open New OC Facility May 1

When the Shepherd’s Crook opens its door to offer food and fellowship to the needy, it will be at a new location.

The food pantry of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church is moving from the county-owned white building on Caroline Street so it may again be used by the county Health Department during the summer season. Its new location is nearby, at 203 S. Baltimore Ave. Opening day is expected to be Thursday, May 1.

“We’re moving to a bigger place with more services,” said Joe Fisher, church sexton. “There will be places where people can sit and a telephone and computers for people to use.”

Government Docs: These 72 Types of Americans as Potential Terrorists

Are you a conservative, a libertarian, a Christian or a gun owner? Are you opposed to abortion, globalism, Communism, illegal immigration, the United Nations or the New World Order? Do you believe in conspiracy theories, do you believe that we are living in the "end times" or do you ever visit alternative news websites (such as this one)? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you are a "potential terrorist" according to official U.S. government documents. At one time, the term "terrorist" was used very narrowly. The government applied that label to people like Osama bin Laden and other Islamic jihadists. But now the Obama administration is removing all references to Islam from terror training materials, and instead the term "terrorist" is being applied to large groups of American citizens. And if you are a "terrorist", that means that you have no rights and the government can treat you just like it treats the terrorists that are being held at Guantanamo Bay. So if you belong to a group of people that is now being referred to as "potential terrorists", please don't take it as a joke. The first step to persecuting any group of people is to demonize them. And right now large groups of peaceful, law-abiding citizens are being ruthlessly demonized.

Below is a list of 72 types of Americans that are considered to be "extremists" and "potential terrorists" in official U.S. government documents. To see the original source document for each point, just click on the link. As you can see, this list covers most of the country…


SFD Calls For Service 4-25-14

    • Friday April, 25 2014 @ 23:53:24Nature: Lines DownAddress: 360 Carey Ave Salisbury, MD 1801
    • Friday April, 25 2014 @ 23:09:46Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
    • Friday April, 25 2014 @ 21:41:01Nature: Pi AccidentCity: Salisbury
    • Friday April, 25 2014 @ 21:33:34Nature: Pi AccidentAddress: Salisbury Byp and n Salisbury Blvd Salisbury, MD 21802
    • Friday April, 25 2014 @ 19:28:16Nature: Citizen AssistAddress: 210 Holland Ave Salisbury, MD 21801
    • Friday April, 25 2014 @ 18:00:29Nature: HemorrhagingCity: Salisbury

    In Case You Didn't Notice

    Happy New Year America

    Here is what happened on January 1st 2014:

    Top Income tax bracket went from 35% to 39.6%

    Top Income payroll tax went from 37.4% to 52.2%

    Capital Gains tax went from 15% to 28%

    Dividends tax went from 15% to 39.6%

    Estate tax went from 0% to 55%

    Remember this fact: if you have money, the democrats want it.

    These taxes were all passed with Democrat votes only no Republicans voted for these taxes!

    These taxes were all passed under the affordable care act, aka Obamacare.

    If you think that it is important that everyone in the U.S.should know this, please pass this on to everyone you know.

    Wake up America !

    Tsunami Warning: Massive RN Retirements Coming

    The Approaching Wave of Nurse Retirements

    Rapid job growth in nursing and a pending tsunami in nurse retirements will create a need for more than 1 million new registered nurses (RNs) for the 10-year period ending in 2022, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) new Employment Projections for 2012-2022.[1] Through 2022, the healthcare and social assistance sector is now projected to grow at an annual rate of 2.6%, adding 5 million jobs and accounting for nearly one-third of the total projected increase in jobs. By 2022, total employment of RNs and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) will increase by 574,400 jobs. The BLS also projected that 555,100 RNs and APRNs would retire or otherwise leave the labor force during that time -- the tsunami at hand.

    The large number of retirements is due in part to a historical confluence of events from the 1970s. The Comprehensive Health Manpower Training Act of 1971[2] substantially increased the availability of funds for nurse training in the mid-1970s. (Title VIII funds for nurse education would not exceed the 1973 levels until 2009.) At the same time, the "Women's Lib" movement was increasing the number of then nontraditional occupations accessible to educated women, drawing large numbers of women away from applying to nursing schools in the late 1970s. Those who had already headed down that path were unlikely to have changed course, but the changes in the pipeline would not have become evident for another 5 to 7 years. The result was a supercohort of RNs who entered the profession from 1978 to 1987, in their first jobs after becoming a registered nurse. On each side of that decade there were substantially fewer young nurses in the profession.

    The BLS separately projected job needs resulting from expansion of demand and from retirements (and other reasons for leaving the profession). They are presented in the Table.

    Governor: "House Of Cards" To Return To Maryland

    The dispute over tax credits between the State of Maryland and the producers of the Netflix drama "House of Cards" is apparently over, as Governor Martin O'Malley, and the show's producers have announced the show will produce its third season in Maryland.

    O'Malley and Media Rights Capital co-CEO Asif Satchu made the announcements in a news release issued Friday evening.

    “Spoiler alert: we’re going to keep the 3700 jobs and more than 100 million dollars of economic activity and investment that House of Cards generates right here in Maryland,” Governor O’Malley said in the news release. “Media Rights Capital has been a great supporter of the people and entertainment community in Maryland and we couldn't be happier to continue our partnership.”

    Democrats Accused of 'Sneaky' Politics Regarding Obama Library

    Illinois House Republican leader Jim Durkin is crying foul over a Democratic move to designate $100 million in state funds for Barack Obama's presidential library and museum.

    Durkin accused Democrats of using a procedural maneuver to secure the funds and advance plans for the library during a hearing in Chicago last week. Democrats control the legislative body.

    "The Democrats who run the House of Representatives decided to change the format of the hearing, and proceeded with a vote without having any Republicans present," Durkin told CBS Chicago. "What they did last week was underhanded and sneaky, and offers further proof that they no longer can be trusted with taxpayer money."

    According to CBS Chicago, the chairman of the House Executive Committee called for a vote regarding the library last Thursday. Only five Democrats were present, but the chairman used the roll call from a meeting on Wednesday at which all nine members of the committee — five Democrats and four Republicans — were there. The vote on the library passed unanimously, 9-0.


    Detroit: Relatives of Defendants Who Nearly Beat White Driver To Death Laugh In Court As Prosecution Describes Attack…

    Four men will stand trial in the beating of Clinton Township motorist Steven Utash, following a raucous hearing Monday in which some courtroom onlookers blurted objections and laughed at a description of the near-deadly thrashing, and a defendant made an obscene gesture to a photographer.

    Latrez Cummings, 19; James Davis, 24; and Wonzey Saffold, 30, were bound over for trial on charges of assault with intent to commit murder. A fourth defendant, 17-year-old Bruce Wimbush, waived his right to a preliminary exam during the hearing in 36th District Court and will face a trial.

    Max Mohr, Utash’s brother-in-law, said he was disgusted by the courtroom behavior.

    “Why would you laugh about someone being in the hospital?” Mohr said. “To make a mockery in the courtroom … what can you do?”

    The four allegedly were part of the group that beat Utash on April 2, when he left his truck to check on a boy he hit after the 10-year-old darted into the truck’s path.


    Veterans Unite To Kick Squatting Felon Out Of Deployed Soldier’s Home

    After a local Florida newscast broke the story of a veteran’s home being taken over by squatters, local veterans took it upon themselves to do what the police couldn’t.

    Given the nature of a home takeover, police would have needed a court order to evict the convicted felons living in the house of a deployed soldier.

    WFLA reported that two Tampa motorcycle clubs, filled to the brim with veterans, were planning on riding by the Florida home to peacefully pressure the residents to leave.


    Exactly Like 7 Years Ago? 2014 Is Turning Out To Be Eerily Similar To 2007

    The similarities between 2007 and 2014 continue to pile up. As you are about to see, U.S. home sales fell dramatically throughout 2007 even as the mainstream media, our politicians and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernankepromised us that everything was going to be just fine and that we definitely were not going to experience a recession. Of course we remember precisely what followed.

    It was the worst economic crisis since the days of the Great Depression. And you know what they say – if we do not learn from history we are doomed to repeat it. Just like seven years ago, the stock market has soared to all-time high after all-time high. Just like seven years ago, the authorities are telling us that there is nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, just like seven years ago, a housing bubble is imploding and another great economic crisis is rapidly approaching.

    Posted below is a chart of existing home sales in the United States during 2007. As you can see, existing home sales declined precipitously throughout the year…


    City Approves Land Swap, Property Purchase

    Despite public skepticism over whether or not the city was getting a fair shake in the deal, city council passed the final reading of two ordinances this week that will facilitate the land exchange for the new Ocean City Beach Patrol building.

    The town will swap the current OCBP property with the Ocean City Development Corporation in return for land one block north to build a new beach patrol headquarters.

    Additionally, the city will be backing OCDC’s use of inlet parking fee proceeds to pay off the $816,000 purchase of additional land, adjacent to the current OCBP building, from the Hall family.

    Help Us Thank the Palmers

    Help us thank the original owners of The Red Roost tonight:
    10% of proceeds from AYCE Blue Crab sales will be donated to
    Relay for Life in Chris Palmer's name.
    Come in to thank the original owners and support this great cause.

    Call for Reservations or more information about our 
    40th Anniversary Weekend specials

    Separation of Church and State?

    Let’s talk for a just a minute about jurisdiction…

    The Latin word “Juris” means “law” and “Dicto” means “I speak”. So, if a person — or an institution — has “jurisdiction” over a matter, this means that the person or the institution has the authority to speak, or to say, what the law is regarding this matter.

    Now, please, notice that this does not mean that having “jurisdiction” over a matter gives one the authority to make the law, just to speak it — to declare it — and to enforce it.

    In the America View of law and government, we recognize that the Law of Nature and of Nature’s God, is a fixed, unchanging standard. And “jurisdiction” — the authority to speak and to enforce the law — is given, by God, to four separate governments.


    Economists "Stunned" By Housing Fade

    Since 2012, almost every economist has predicted that the housing recovery would continue into each coming year and would be a key driver of economic growth. That was again the plan for 2014, but with the housing recovery now on the ropes those same economists are perplexed as to why. Yet, "hope" remains that the recent slowdown is just a "weather related" casualty.

    For me, I now get to say "I told you so." The slowdown in housing is not due to the "weather." It began prior to the onset of the recent winter blasts. Nor will reduced distressed sales, delinquencies, negative equity or rising inventories salvage the predictions. These are all indicators "OF" the housing market, but not what "DRIVES" the housing market. The real answer to the slowdown in housing is not so difficult to comprehend and is something I have argued heavily in past missives as listed below:

    Housing, Is It Really Recovering?

    Housing, Is It Just The Weather?

    Is Housing Set To Lift Off?

    Rising Rates Squash Housing Recovery?

    Housing Recovery, What Has Been Forgotten?


    Ocean City Approves Parking Hikes

    OCEAN CITY- With the budget heading to first reading in a couple of weeks, additional paid parking areas in city-owned lots, and changes in parking rates at the Inlet Lot are approved this week to help increase revenues.

    At the budget meeting on Thursday, April 10, the Mayor and Council voted to re-establish paid parking at the Public Safety Building and City Hall lot locations.

    On Monday evening, an ordinance was presented to the council to authorize the additional paid parking. The council voted 6-0 to approve the ordinance in first reading with Council President Lloyd Martin absent. The additional areas of paid parking are an estimated revenue increase of about $22,500.

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    Salisbury Photographers

    We have all encountered old photographs that cannot be identified. In antique shops they are referred to as “instant relatives”. We all have that shoebox full of old photographs of our relatives that Mom saved. How many people in the pictures are identified on the reverse? Not many, you say? If you have such a box, get it down and put the names on the back. Ask older members of the family to help you with the names.

    Over the years there have been many professional photographers in Salisbury. I have located many through old directories and phone books. Many others are identified by either the impression on the cardboard picture frame or by a rubber stamp on the reverse of the photograph. I have identified the following professional photographers in Salisbury through the years, beginning in 1864: Allard, Lawrence, Freeburger, George W. McBriety, Moffett, David S. Lewis, D. J. Gordon, H. W. Rich, J. W. Edwards, P. C. Hunter, Geo. W. Hitchens, Wm. T. Hearn, A. J. Taylor, Wm. Hitchens, The Smith Studio, Mitchell’s Art Studio, Wm. T. Watson, Williams Studio, Mrs. E. M. Hitchens, Leon Sklar, Davis Studios, Photo-lite, Walter Thurston, Jos. W. Brown, Henry Nelson, Jr. and Delmarva Aerial Photo Co. This list only goes up to about 1962. There have been many others since then. This does not include all of the “family photos” taken by individual members of a family. These should also be identified for future generations. Sure, we know who they are, but will your great-grandchildren?

    A studio photo posed for by an ancestor can be a family treasure. One that cannot be identified might be frustrating to the researcher who would like to know the identity of the person in the portrait. The early low-speed cameras had to have the subject remain perfectly still for many seconds, if not minutes, to get the portrait. In some of the photos, you can see the rod extending up the back of the subject that facilitated this posture for the length of the sitting.

    One of the more gruesome aspects of early photography was the taking of a portrait of a deceased child (like the one pictured above from Mitchell’s Art Studio). Since many children died either in infancy or at birth, the only way to remember them was by a photo. They are poignant to look at and usually have no identification as to who the child was or to what family they belonged.

    Some of the real treasures to me are the ones that were made into post cards. Luckily, my mother was great for identifying photos. I have a post card that my grandfather sat for in Cincinnati in 1908 and sent to my grandmother in Salisbury before they were married in 1911. I also have post cards of my mother (born 1912) when she was 3, 6 and 9. Look around. You may have some, too.

    SPD Press Release 4-26-14

    Ladies’ Home Journal will cease publishing

    Despite a 131-year history and circulation of over 3 million, the magazine laid off its entire editorial staff and announced that its July edition will be its last

    Ladies’ Home Journal will cease publishing,parent company Meredith said Thursday. The July edition will be the last monthly issue, and then the magazine will become a special interest publication sold on newsstands but not through subscriptions, Ad Age reports.


    Caption This Photo 4-26-14

    Guess what this is...

    Believe it or not this is a woman in full body paint.....

    Clue: Her left leg pointing down like a tail, right arm is braced on the stump, her other arm is folded over her head.

    The bird's eye is in the center of her forehead.

    Obama’s Income Inequality Scam

    One of the many ironies surrounding President Obama is that for all his harping on income inequality — his most recent obsession designed to stir Americans against one another — his policies have exacerbated it.

    Obama, the self-professed bipartisan uniter, is never content to seek remedies to improve opportunity for all Americans. He has to have villains. His community organizing training and his disposition compel him to pit us against one another.

    No matter what the stated reason for his latest policy craze, almost everything he does is in service to his quest to fundamentally transform America from a society of freedom, opportunity and industriousness to one of government-mandated outcomes and dependency.

    Obama’s usual pattern for advancing his policy agenda is to agitate us through rhetoric by portraying a certain “innocent” group as victimized by an exploitive group and then demanding a policy fix for the “injustice.”


    A 12 Year Old Conservative Blogger Explains: “What I Love About America”

    I just came across this old assignment from when I was 9 years old. I was assigned to answer ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’. Here is what I wrote:

    “What the Constitution means to me”: by Gabe (in my own 4th grade spelling, I’ve improved)

    It means my life, country and my happiness. If we didn’t have the constitution we would be like Cuba. and if you don’t know about Cuba all tell you a little about it. Once Cuba was butiful just like the U.S.A. then some bad people took over, Just like my moms friend Nina Pellegrini said: (she lived in Cuba)”Evrey little… thing was a pebble, the people ignored those little pebbles and those little pebbles became stones and those stones became boulders And soon the people couldn’t move at all, they are so controlled!” And I don’t want that to happen to are country! Even are constitution is being chiped away by the government! We must stand gaurd!


    Cows Tail

    A man staggered into a hospital with a concussion, multiple bruises, two black eyes, and a five iron wrapped tightly around his throat.

    Naturally the Doctor asked him 'What happened to YOU?'

    'Well, I was having a quiet round of golf with my wife, when at a difficult hole we both sliced our golf balls into a field of cattle. We went to look for them and while I was looking around I noticed one of the cows had something white at its rear end.' I walked over, lifted its tail, and sure enough, there was a golf ball with my wife's monogram on it - stuck right in the middle of the cow's butt.

    Still holding the cow's tail up I yelled to my wife,

    'Hey, this looks like yours!'

    'I don't remember much after that!'


    Jeb Bush Has An Obamacare Problem

    This could get awkward. Since wrapping up his tenure as Florida governor seven years ago, Jeb Bush has been quietly building a fortune for himself, raking in millions of dollars from consulting gigs, real estate investments, and that staple for out-of-office politicians, speeches.

    Yet Bush has also netted more than $2 million from his work as a board member with Tenet Health Care,according to The New York Times' Michael Barbaro. That tie could prove troublesome for Bush if he runs for president in 2016 because Tenet, Barbaro writes, "aggressively encouraged Americans to sign up for insurance under the [Affordable Care Act] and trumpeted the legislation as a boon to the company’s finances."


    Why I Am A Republican