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Monday, September 08, 2014

WATCH: Bill Whittle Blasts “President Coward”

Hilarious Video: Muslim Terrorist Blows Self Up With Own Mortar Round

Why Isn’t America Freaking Out About AT&T/DirecTV Merger — And Should We Be?

While pretty much everyone is scrutinizing the pending mega-merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, not much attention is being paid to the possible marriage of the country’s second-largest wireless and pay-TV companies. And that leaves us with two big questions: What, if anything, makes these two mergers so different? And should we be more worried about a unified AT&T and DirecTV than we are?

Their arguments for merging

For the two companies, the benefits of a union are obvious.

AT&T began life as a telephone company and in many ways, that’s where its business still lies. They do DSL, fiber, and mobile connections. Although AT&T does provide TV services to U-verse subscribers, that’s not their biggest business by a long shot.

DirecTV, on the other hand, is the second largest pay-TV provider in the country, outranked only by our old friend Comcast. But in an era when more and more cord-cutters want to keep their broadband and stream their TV, instead of channel-surfing live, the future of their business starts to look dim. The company does not provide broadband connections of their own. Instead, they partner with providers — AT&T high among them — to frankenstein together double- and triple-play bundles.


NY State Police Order Gun Shop To Turn Over Customer Info Or Face SWAT Team

Gun laws are so murky nowadays, and frequently subject to constitutional challenges, that it is a dangerous overreach by the New York Police Department to demand confidential customer records from a gun shop. The Albion Gun Shop in Albion, NY, was forced to turn over 165 customer records to the police to avoid being rushed by a SWAT Team. Allegedly, the shop was selling “bullet button” AR-15s, which the police believe violate the recently passed SAFE Act.

According to The Blaze,

An AR-15 with a “bullet button” modification makes it so the rifle’s magazine is not detachable without a special tool. Though the legality of bullet button semi-automatic rifles appears to murky under the SAFE Act’s unclear definition of a “detachable” magazine, [gun show owner Joseph] Palumbo said he was only recently informed in “vague” terms that the weapons he sold are not compliant under the law.

It is illegal to purchase or sell semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines in New York following the passage of the SAFE Act. Rifles obtained before the gun control law was passed are required to be registered with the state government. The law also limits all magazine capacity to 10 rounds, regardless of when they were made or purchased.


Obama: Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a U.S. national security priority

President Barack Obama says helping contain the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a U.S. national security priority. He says the U.S. military will help set up isolation units there. Troops will provide security for public health workers arriving to help. He asks Congress for another $30 million to help with expenses incurred by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The National Institutes of Health publishes research about the vaccine it's been testing on humans this month. It says tests on monkeys showed the vaccine was effective. But it wore off unless the chimps received a booster shot made from a different formula.

REBELLION! Schools Explode Against Michelle Obama

Schools around the country have had enough of Michelle Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. They are rejecting her unappetizing meals, even though it means their lunches are going underfunded.

Michelle’s admirable goal of fighting childhood obesity will, apparently, not be met in these two districts–at least not through direct federal intervention.

The report [from WND] says that the new regulations have “not only increased cafeteria costs, [but also] resulted in a drastic drop in the number of participating students.”

Forcing kids to eat tasteless food at school does not stop obesity. Parents must take action at home – including making lunches for the kids to bring to school. Michelle Obama would rather follow the Hillary Clinton method of responsibility – It Takes a Village – and have the government take care of our kids instead of parents. We all know where that Big Brother attitude leads.


U.S. warplanes attacked the Islamic State in Iraq over the weekend

Central Command officials say a mix of fighters and bombers conducted four air strikes near Haditha, site of a large hydroelectric dam. The strikes destroyed five ISIL Humvees, an armed vehicle and a checkpoint. They also damaged a bunker. The Haditha Dam is second only to the Mosul Dam in producing electricity in Iraq. A single air strike was conducted near the Mosul Dam. Since Aug. 8, Central Command has conducted 138 air strikes across Iraq.

Levin: Chamber of Commerce Run By 'Big Gov't Statist'

Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic,” Mark Levin slammed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over a report that they were backing Democrats in several House races on Thursday.

“Republicans need to understand, the Chamber of Commerce is run by a chameleon, Thomas Donohue is a chameleon. He supported the stimulus, he defends major parts of Obamacare, he supports massive deficit spending each and every year, he supports raising the debt limit, he supported TARP. He is a big government statist. He is a crony capitalist of the worse kind,” he argued.


Trump Taj Mahal in NJ to Close in Nov.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., (CBS) — Sources tell CBS 3 Eyewitness News that the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City is filing for bankruptcy, is expected to close in November and terminate all employees.

Another hit while the city is already down as gamblers learn the Trump Taj Mahal is in trouble.

“This is the only place we go and it’s actually fantastic, but I’m not surprised,” Taj Mahal customer Lee Meredith said.


Chick-Fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Dies at 93

Chick-fil-A founder and billionaire S. Truett Cathy rose from poverty, building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but drew unwanted attention for the Cathy family's opposition to gay marriage.

Cathy died early Monday at 93.

He opened his first postwar diner in an Atlanta suburb in 1946 and by 1967 he had founded and opened his first Chick-fil-A Inc. restaurant in Atlanta. Over ensuing decades, the chain's boneless chicken sandwich he is credited with inventing would propel Chick-fil-A expansion to more than 1,800 outlets in 39 states and the nation's capital. By early 2013, the company says on its website, annual sales topped $5 billion as the chain offered up a taste of the South that went beyond chicken to such offerings as sweet tea, biscuits and gravy.


GOP lawmaker accuses DOJ of hiding former employee linked to IRS scandal

WASHINGTON – A top House Republican is demanding the Department of Justice hand over contact information on a former employee accused of having a conflict of interest in the IRS targeting scandal investigation.

In a Sept. 3 letter, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, once again asked Attorney General Eric Holder for information on Andrew Strelka’s whereabouts.

“Despite notifying [Oversight and Government Reform] Committee staff that the [Justice] Department no longer employs Mr. Strelka, the department has refused to assist the committee in speaking to Mr. Strelka directly,” Jordan wrote. “The department’s efforts to prevent the committee from learning Mr. Strelka’s whereabouts suggest the department has cause for keeping him from speaking with the committee.”


GE Appliances Sold to Electrolux for $3.3B

AB Electrolux of Sweden, the parent company of the U.S. brands Electrolux and Frigidaire, has purchased GE Appliances for $3.3 billion dollars.

"The acquisition, which is our largest ever, strengthens our commitment to the appliance business and also provides Electrolux with the scale and opportunity to accelerate our investments in innovation and global growth," said Keith McLaughlin, President and CEO of Electrolux.


Quality Of Jobs Created In August Deteriorates Again

Back in January 2012 we noted [5] that while the market, and at the time the Fed, have been focused exclusively on the quantity of jobs created each month, a far more important aspect of the US economic recovery is the quality of newly created jobs. It took the Fed about three years to catch up but it finally did, and Yellen no longer cares so much about the headline NFP print or the unemployment number but rather how good the newly created jobs are, manifesting in the quality of wages and earnings. So what was the quality of seasonally-adjusted job gains in August? In a word: disturbing. Of the 142K jobs created, just under half came from the lowest paying jobs possible: education and health; leisure and hospitality; and temp-help. The best paying jobs, finance and information, added a whopping 4K jobs between them. Finally, about that much delayed US manufacturing renaissance: stick a fork in it - in August the number of manufacturing jobs created was exactly 0.



An Associated Press analysis of Census Bureau data and Justice Department figures about law enforcement found that Hispanics are more often underrepresented in police departments around the country than are blacks.

Some of the least racially or ethnically balanced police departments:

—Anaheim, California: More than half the community is Hispanic, yet only 23 percent of the police officers are. Theresa Smith, a member of the Anaheim Community Coalition, which aims to improve police oversight, said the city's Hispanic community has made more of an effort to improve relations than the police have, even with the appointment of a Hispanic police chief last year. Smith said not everyone in the community is inclined to call police for help. In February, Anaheim announced it will test a public safety board with nine residents who will review public safety budgets, practices and incidents such as police shootings. Police spokesman Robert Dunn said the department has been making strides in improving relationships with all the city's communities.


Harold was a bright child

By all accounts, Harold was a bright child. He grew up in America. He went to school and had a bright future ahead of him. Harold’s full life was cut short in a violent moment. While few people had ever heard of Harold before his death, many did afterwards. And in death, something shocking happened. What was so shocking, especially when it is compared to the death of someone else recently in the news? Harold is Harold Greene, Major General United States Army. On August 5th, General Greene was killed by a Taliban terrorist. He was returned to America with full military honors.

It has been a tradition that the President attends the funeral of flag officers killed in the line of duty. Richard Nixon attended the funeral of a Major General killed in Vietnam and George W. Bush attended the funeral of Lieutenant General Timothy Maude, who was killed in the 9/11 attacks.

While Major General Greene was buried, Barack Obama was golfing. The Vice President wasn't there either. Neither was the Secretary of Defense. Flags were not even lowered to half staff.

Four days after Harold Greene gave his life for America, Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri. It is safe to say, Brown was at best a thug. The media has repeatedly shown photos of Brown flashing gang signs. Some media outlets have even associated him with a specific gang. In the minutes before his death, Brown committed a robbery at a local convenience store.. According to other reports, Brown struck officer Darren Wilson and shattered his orbital bone.

Obama is sending a three-person delegation to Michael Brown’s funeral. Obama would not attend the funeral of the highest ranking military officer killed in the line of duty since 9/11, yet he will send a delegation to the funeral of a thug.

When Margaret Thatcher, one of America’s staunchest allies and Ronald Reagan’s partner in bringing down Soviet communism died, Obama sent only a small, low-level delegation to her funeral. The snub was not missed by the British.

American heroes die and Obama goes to the golf course. A thug dies and he gets a White House delegation.

Monday Funnies

Study: Net Job Growth in NC Since 2000 Went to Immigrants

The net increase in the number of employed working-age adults in North Carolina has gone entirely to legal and illegal immigrants since 2000, according to an analysis of government data conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies.

According to the limited immigration group, while the “native” working age (16-65 years old) North Carolina population has increased by 61 percent since 2000, the share of “natives” in that state’s work force has declined.

“The total number of working-age (16 to 65) immigrants (legal and illegal) holding a job in North Carolina increased by 313,000 from the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2014, while the number of working-age natives with a job declined by 32,000 over the same time,” the report reads, explaining that in the past 14 years has seen the labor-force participation of natives in North Carolina in decline.


CEO Spotlight: Jim Perdue & Alan Wilson

Join us on Wednesday, September 17, to network with regional business leaders and enjoy a unique joint interview with Jim Perdue, Chairman of Perdue Farms and Alan Wilson, Chairman, President, and CEO of McCormick and Company.

The event will last from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM and is located at
Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport
1739 W. Nursery Rd.
Linthicum, MD 21090

Register today to gain insights about leadership, business decisions, career thoughts, and trends shaping business today. Our featured executives will discuss their companies, careers, leadership, management, decision-making and more.
Registration is only $45 for Maryland Chamber members ($55 after August 29). The nonmember rate is $75. Register online or contact Kristen Solis at (410) 269-0642, (301) 261-2858


Troopers Continue to Search for Quick Change Scam Suspect

New Castle County, DE - Troopers continue to search for a Philadelphia, PA man wanted in connection with numerous thefts using a quick change scam which have occurred at multiple retail locations throughout New Castle County, Delaware.

From November of 2013 until January of 2014, Warren Sampson, 68, committed thefts in at least nine stores in the Wilmington, Greenville, Newark, and Bear, Delaware areas. Sampson would usually purchase small items using a $100 bill. After the transaction was completed, Sampson claimed that he had received incorrect change and initiated a series of rapid money exchanges with the cashier in order to correct the cashier's purported mistake. Once Sampson left the retail establishment, the cashier would realize that Sampson had left with the merchandise, the change, and the original $100 bill.

Through further investigation, troopers were able to positively identify Warren Sampson as the suspect in the thefts and obtained arrest warrants for him charging him with numerous counts of theft.

On September 5, 2014, troopers responded to two more reported thefts from retail establishments located in north Wilmington in which the suspect used the same quick change scam and were again able to identify Warren Sampson as the suspect.

Warren Sampson is 6’05” tall and 210 lbs with a bald head and brown eyes.

If anyone has any information about Sampson's whereabouts, they are asked to contact the Troop 1 Retail Theft Unit at 302-528-4339, or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

Teens arrested after sickening YouTube video shows them punching and body slamming mentally challenged man, 26

Two teenagers have been arrested after a video emerged showing them chasing, punching and body-slamming a mentally challenged man as he screamed for mercy.

The boys, aged 13 and 14, were arrested by police in New Castle County, Delaware on Saturday, and authorities have said more arrests could be made, Fox29 reported.

The 86-second footage, which was posted to YouTube, shows a group of teenagers chasing the 26-year-old victim outside an apartment complex in Brookside Park as he shouts: 'Leave me alone!'

One boy swings at the man, repeatedly punching him, before picking him up and throwing him to the ground on at least two occasions.


High School Girl Taunted, Beaten At Bus Stop For Acting ‘Too Much Like A White Person’

A 16-year-old high school girl in Rock Hill, S.C. told police that another high school girl taunted her on a school bus and then beat her up after she got off the bus. The assailant allegedly was angry at the victim because she was behaving “too much like a white person.”

Both the alleged attacker and the victim are black, reports The State, a Columbia, S.C. newspaper.

The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon on a bus carrying students who attend Northwestern High School.

The unidentified assault victim, 16, told investigators she exited the bus on McDow Drive, a winding street dotted with small ranch-style houses. Shortly after she got off the bus, she said, her attacker violently punched her a bunch of times, then fled the scene.

A Rock Hill police report notes that witnesses told the same basic story.

The police report also indicates that the student who got beat up suffered numerous injuries including a serious cut above her right eye.

An ambulance transported the girl to a local hospital for treatment.

One witness, Shelly Hemphill, is the mother of one of the victim’s friends. The victim went to Hemphill’s house after she was allegedly assaulted. Hemphill was responsible for calling the ambulance.


MSP DUI Log For 9-1-14 thru 9-7-14 (Berlin Barrack)

WCSO Press Releases September 8, 2014

Incident: Wanted Subject

Date of Incident: 5 September 2014

Location: Wicomico County

Suspect: Dawn Elizabeth Miller, 47, Snow Hill, MD
Narrative:   On 5 September 2014 at 2:00 PM a deputy arrested Dawn Miller on an outstanding Circuit Court Bench Warrant that was issued after she failed to appear for a violation of probation hearing in a CDS Possession with the Intent to Distribute case.

Upon arrest, Miller was detained without bond pending an appearance in front of a Circuit Court Judge.

Charges: Failure to Appear
Incident: Wanted Subject

Date of Incident: 5 September 2014

Location: Wicomico County

Suspect: Jennifer Lynn Foskey, 32, Selbyville, DE
Narrative:   On 5 September 2014 a deputy extradited Jennifer Foskey from a Delaware Department of Corrections facility in New Castle County, DE back to Wicomico County where she was wanted on a District Court Bench Warrant. The warrant was issued back in July after Foskey violated the terms of her probation in a CDS Possession case.

Following an initial appearance in front of a District Court Commissioner, Foskey was detained on a bond of $50,000.00.
Charges: Violation of Probation
Incident: Wanted Subject

Date of Incident: 6 September 2014

Location: Wicomico County

Suspect: David Curtis Andrews, 51,Salisbury, MD
Narrative:  On 6 September 2014 a deputy from the Wicomico Sheriff’s Office took David Andrews into custody and transported him to the Wicomico Detention Center. Andrews was being sought on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant that was issued after he violated his probation in a Possession of Child Pornography case.

Andrews was detained without bond pending an appearance in front of a Circuit Court Judge.

Charges: Violation of Probation
Incident: Disorderly Conduct

Date of Incident: 6 September 2014

Location: 100 block of Roseberry Avenue, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Leland S. Brown, 27,Salisbury, MD
Narrative:  On 6 September 2014 at 7:12 PM a deputy responded to a residence in the 100 block of Roseberry Avenue in Salisbury for a report of a disorderly subject. Upon arrival, the deputy identified Leland Brown as the party acting disorderly. Brown stated he would leave and go to another family member’s residence, but he twice came back which required the complainant to contact the Sheriff’s Office again.

The deputy observed that Brown would not cease his disorderly behavior and it began to escalate to the point it was causing what appeared to be a disturbance in the neighborhood.

The deputy placed Brown under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Brown in the Detention Center in lieu of $7,500.00 bond.

Charges: Disturbance of the Peace and Disorderly Conduct

Incident: Warrant Arrest

Date of Incident: 7 September 2014

Location: Wicomico County

Suspect: Franklin James Donoway, 35,Salisbury, MD
Narrative:  Franklin James Donoway was taken into custody on 7 September 2014 on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant. The warrant was issued after Donoway failed to appear for a Criminal Contempt hearing.

Upon arrest Donoway was transported to the Detention Center where he was held on a bond of $500.00

Charges: Failure to Appear

Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson        Date:  8 September 2014

How's O'Malley/Brown Working For You Now Maryland?

Bowling Green, Va.

Maryland Troops Get Official Welcome Home

Before stepping aboard the military transport flight in Kandahar in late May, Maryland Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Luis Benitez Jr. turned around for one last glimpse of Afghanistan: mountains in the background, clear skies and a line of troops walking toward the plane, smiles all around.

"All those smiling faces — that was a nice feeling," said Benitez, a 30-year-old mechanic from Aberdeen who boarded the plane that day with more than 150 other members of the 1229th Transportation Company, wrapping up nearly a year in Afghanistan spent repairing vehicles, and moving equipment and supplies all over the country.

They carried out 55 separate operations, shuttling equipment into, out of and around the country, more than 23,000 tons of trucks and supplies constantly on the move.

There were no casualties during the 11-month deployment, said Col. Charles S. Kohler, a Maryland National Guard spokesman.


30 Million Americans On Antidepressants And 21 Other Facts About America’s Endless Pharmaceutical Nightmare

Has there ever been a nation more hooked on drugs than the United States? And I am not just talking about illegal drugs – the truth is that the number of Americans addicted to legal drugs is far greater than the number of Americans addicted to illegal drugs. As you will read about below, more than 30 million Americans are currently on antidepressants and doctors in the U.S. wrote more than 250 million prescriptions for painkillers last year. Sadly, most people got hooked on these drugs very innocently. They trusted that their doctors would never prescribe something for them that would be harmful, and they trusted that the federal government would never approve any drugs that were not safe. And once the drug companies get you hooked, they often have you for life. You see, the reality of the matter is that some of these “legal drugs” are actually some of the most addictive substances on the entire planet. And when they start raising the prices on those drugs, there isn’t much that the addicts can do about it. It is a brutally efficient business model, and the pharmaceutical industry guards their territory fiercely. Very powerful people will often do some really crazy things when there are hundreds of billions of dollars at stake. The following are 22 facts about America’s endless pharmaceutical nightmare that everyone should know…

#1 According to the New York Times, more than 30 million Americans are currently taking antidepressants.

#2 The rate of antidepressant use among middle aged women is far higher than for the population as a whole. At this point, one out of every four women in their 40s and 50s is taking an antidepressant medication.


2 Charged in Connection with Lewes Car Break-In and Shooting Incident

Lewes - Troopers have charged a 19 year old Rehoboth Beach man and a 24 year old Millsboro man in connection with a series car break-in’s and shooting incident which occurred in the development of the Reserves of Nassau, in August 2014.

Preliminary investigation determined that the incident occurred on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at approximately 4:00 a.m. at a residence in the 17000 block of King Philip Way in the development of the Reserves at Nassau, Lewes. The 67 year old male resident was awakened by the sound of the automatic garage door to the residence opening.

The victim went to investigate and entered the garage area through an interior door of the house, and found the exterior garage door partially opened. The victim ducked under the garage door and observed 2 suspects rummaging through his car located in the driveway. He was confronted by Montrell T. Burton-19 of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware who was armed with an unknown type handgun. Burton pointed the handgun at the victim and forced him to the ground. Burton discharged 1 round in the direction of the victim. The round did not hit him and he was not injured as a result of the gunfire. Burton and a second suspect, identified as Paris J. Boyer-24 of Millsboro, Delaware, fled the area in a Hyundai Santa Fe with undisclosed property removed from the car. During the investigation, Troopers identified a total of 4 unsecured vehicles in the development that had been entered and property removed.

Quinn, Maryland Governor Tout Higher Minimum Wage

CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn has received help from a fellow Democrat in Maryland as he continues to make the minimum wage a focus in his re-election campaign against Republican Bruce Rauner.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley appeared Sunday with Quinn in Chicago. O'Malley touted legislation he signed this year that'll eventually increase his state's minimum wage to $10.10.

Quinn highlighted how he lived on $79 for this past week to draw attention to how minimum-wage workers can struggle on Illinois' current $8.25 rate.


Obesity Rates Reach Historic Highs in More U.S. States

2013 adult obesity rate exceeds 20 percent in every state

Adult obesity rates increased in six U.S. states and fell in none last year, and in more states than ever — 20 — at least 30 percent of adults are obese, according to an analysis released on Thursday.

The conclusions were reported by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and were based on federal government data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that obesity rates ranged from 21.3 percent in Colorado to a high of 35.1 percent in Mississippi and West Virginia.

The highest prevalence of obesity was in the South (30.2 percent) and the Midwest (30.1 percent) followed by the Northeast (26.5 percent) and the West (24.9 percent), the CDC said.

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Trainwreck, Continued: Eight New Pieces of Bad Obamacare News

Who's up for the latest batch of bad Obamacare-related news?

(1) Consumers brace for the second full year of Obamacare implementation, as the average individual market premium hike clocks in at eight percent -- with some rates spiking by as much as 30 percent.

(2) "Wide swings in prices," with some experiencing "double digit increases."(Remember what we were promised):

Insurance executives and managers of the online marketplaces are already girding for the coming open enrollment period, saying they fear it could be even more difficult than the last. One challenge facing consumers will be wide swings in prices. Some insurers are seeking double-digit price increases…


Faith-Based Fascism: Turning Churches into the State’s Bagmen

The economic heart of fascism in the 1930's was the "government-private industry alliance."

It still is.

In this alliance, the state provides limited funds and promotion of favored businesses. The businesses provide profits that are taxed. The state's bureaucrats increase their influence over the economy by way of favored business enterprises.

The state is now heralding faith-based welfare. State money is used to favor some ministries, which conform to state requirements. In this way, the churches get "matching funds" from the state, and the state gets another avenue into the lives of the public. There will be more welfare clients, and there will be restraints on what the ministries can say and do with the money. The state extends its influence by means of confiscated money from the voters.

There are no free lunches. But church leaders forget this. They preach that grace is free to recipients, but then they preach the need for ethics: personal reform. They do not see that the state is imitating the gospel, but with confiscated funds. "Free money from the state, but then personal reform." The state is in charge of the reform program.

He who pays the piper calls the tune.


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Received Over $100,000 Before Pushing Comcast Merger

Comcast has been touting the wide support it has for a proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc. However, one of those politicians the cable giant says is lined up on its side, Obama operative and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, was a recipient of at least one hundred thousand dollars in campaign donations.

Comcast is the country's biggest cable and Internet service provider and Time Warner Cable is number two, but Comcast wants to gobble up Time Warner to create one gigantic, coast-to-coast cable and ISP company.

Comcast executive vice president and chief merger lobbyist David L. Cohen recently claimed that nearly 70 mayors and an additional 60 state and local officials have announced support of the merger plans, but this list also seems to correspond to big campaign donations from the cable provider's employees.

In his announcement, Cohen specifically applauds Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's support of the merger, saying that Comcast is "proud to have the support" of the Windy City mayor.

But one thing Cohen didn't note in his posting was just how much cash Comcast employees doled out over the years to Emanuel's various political campaigns.


Police Charge Cheverly Mother With Murder Of 2 Children

WASHINGTON -- A woman in Cheverly, Maryland has been charged in connection with the deaths of her two children.

Sonya Spoon is being held without bond, according to Prince George's County Police officials.

The Cheverly Police Department this morning confirmed the deaths of two children, ages 3 and 1, and had been investigating the deaths as a homicide.

Corporal Bernard Jones, a detective with Cheverly police, says police received a call around 2:13 a.m. Sunday for an unresponsive person at a home in the 6200 block of Forest Road in Prince George's County. When police arrived on the scene, they found two unresponsive children; both were pronounced dead at the hospital.


The Party of the Past

Far from being the wave of the future, Democrats and their policies seem increasingly dated.

Liberals like to think and talk about themselves as if they were the wave of the future. Note, for example, how Barack Obama and John Kerry have denounced Islamist terrorists and Vladimir Putin for behaving as if they are still in the “19th century.”

On domestic policy, liberals see history as a story of progress from tiny government to ever-larger government — though never stating exactly how far that movement should go.

Obama came to the nation’s attention in 2004 as a new figure, young and future-oriented. His successful 2008 campaign was seen as a drive for “hope and change.” But in many ways today’s Democrats seem stuck in the past, a party whose headliners are increasingly legacy candidates.


Jobs Numbers Tank as Obama's Policies Fail

The economy created only 142,000 jobs in August, down from 212,000 in July, indicating the economy significantly slowed this summer.

Jobs creation is well below the pace needed to re-employ all the workers displaced during the financial crisis — the economy is in crisis!

Although official GDP estimates indicate the economy expanded in the second quarter at a torrid pace — 4.2. percent — much of that was inventory build, as consumer spending continued to drag along at a nonplus pace and capital investment, especially in manufacturing, remained subpar.


Waxahachie Police Officer Shoots Emu To Save Elderly Man

WAXAHACHIE (CBS 11 NEWS) - A blocks-long chase of a stray emu ended with police having to put the animal down for attacking a human. It happened last Wednesday in southeast Waxahachie when the animal suddenly appeared in a residential neighborhood. Feathers on the ground are a mute reminder of where the bird met its end in Malcolm Brigman’s yard.

“First thing I saw was that durn thing coming,” 90-year-old Malcolm Brigman told CBS 11 News. He faced German soldiers in the Ardennes in World War II—and then a very tall challenge again last Wednesday in his own yard. “It scared me, you know, when it come out,” he said of the animal.

Brigman was caught in the climax of a blocks-long chase of a stray emu. Fully grown emus can be 6-feet tall, weigh 150-pounds and run 55 miles an hour.


Hogan to participate in Maryland Association of Realtors Gubernatorial Forum in Ocean City; continues campaign with stops in Cambridge and Easton

Annapolis, MD – September 7, 2014 – Gubernatorial candidate for governor Larry Hogan will participate in the Maryland Association of Realtors gubernatorial forum tomorrow, September 8, 2014 at the Roland E Powell Convention Center in Ocean City.

Following the forum, Hogan will continue campaigning throughout the shore with stops in Cambridge and Easton.


12:00 PM – Maryland Association of Realtors Forum
4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City

2:00 PM – E.S. Hubbert Hardware
403 Sunburst Highway, Cambridge

5:30 PM – Easton Walking Tour with Delegate Jeannie Haddaway and Mayor Bob Willey
36 N. Washington Street, Easton

6:30 PM – Meet and Greet at Scossa's Restaurant
8 N. Washington Street, Easton

Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) invites the public to participate in a free, 8-session Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course.

Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) invites the public to participate in a free, 8-session Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course.
The training takes place at the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department South Station, on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. from October 8 - November 8, 2014, with Cardiopulmonary Response (CPR) and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) training to take place during class on October 22.
CERT is an extremely informative, hands-on, educational program packed with information to equip residents, who have no prior emergency medical training, to support their families and communities during a disaster. Participants will gain the decision-making and practical skills necessary to offer immediate assistance to those in need following an emergency until further help can arrive. 
"CERT helps you prepare yourself, your family, your community to face a wide variety of emergencies," WCES Emergency Planner Tom Kane said. "CERT just makes you safer."
Participants will learn basic lifesaving skills, such as CPR/AED, First Aid and fire suppression. They will also learn to recognize both natural and manmade hazards. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to create disaster plans and supply kits and aid in responding to hazardous material emergencies.
Those who successfully complete the training will receive CPR and First Aid certification thorough the American Heart Association.
During the course, instructors will provide information on hazards typical to Worcester County, hazardous materials in the home and the National Incident Management System. Instruction is geared to help residents better prepare and survive during the first 36 to 72 hours after a catastrophic event when local first responder resources are stretched to their limits.
CERT is made possible through a grant from Atlantic General Hospital, thereby allowing WCES to offer this valuable training at no cost to all interested residents. 
**Space is limited to 20 individuals and is available on a first come, first served basis. For more info or to register, contact Tom Kane at 410-632-3080 or

Woman beheaded: Details emerge of Edmonton suspect Nicholas Salvadore

Details have begun to emerge about the man who has been arrested after a great-grandmother was brutally murdered in her back garden yesterday.

Identified locally as Nicholas Salvadore, the 25-year-old is believed to be a would-be cage fighter, living only a few doors away from 82-year-old Palmira Silva’s home in Edmonton, north London.

Police arrested Salvadore, who was named by The Evening Standard, on suspicion of murder after a violent confrontation on Nightingale Street, during which a Taser was discharged and a police officer injured.

Salvadore was under armed guard in hospital today.

Detectives say they have ruled out terrorism as a motive.



 BALTIMORE — A Coast Guard boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Ocean City assisted four boaters Saturday after their 25-foot boat became disabled approximately 50 miles east of Ocean City.
A crewmember aboard the 25-foot boat contacted the Coast Guard via VHF marine radio channel 16, stating their boat was disabled, and they were in need of assistance.
At approximately 2:30 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore launched a crew from Coast Guard Station Ocean City aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat. The crew arrived on scene at approximately 4:30 a.m., where they took the four boaters aboard and placed the boat in tow. The crew made it back to Ocean City at approximately 10 a.m.
 “It was a long evolution,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Scott, a crewmember aboard the MLB. “Because the crew of the disabled vessel was prepared and had a marine-band radio aboard to contact the Coast Guard directly, we were able to respond and had no issues finding them.”
The disabled boat was towed to the Ocean City Marina.

Holder's double standard on a 'Ferguson' in Utah

The Obama administration should be even-handed in its racial investigations

There are police shootings, and then there are police shootings. The Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, who seem to show up at such shootings before the lawyers or the rescue squads, apparently haven’t heard about the shooting of Dillon Taylor, 20, in Salt Lake City. They’re still among the missing.

Mr. Taylor’s family and a few friends continue protests outside state and federal government offices, seeking answers to their questions about the why and how of the shooting of Mr. Taylor, who was white and unarmed, outside a convenience store by a police officer, still unidentified, and described only as “not white.”

Television news crews have yet to decamp to provide around-the-clock news coverage, even though the Taylor shooting has a lot in common with the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.


Bastard Nation: America's Welfare State Comes of Age

You knew this, but it’s nice to be reminded. We get what we pay for. Conservatives 60 years ago said this would happen. It happened. It will keep happening. There is no turning back until the welfare state runs out of other people’s money.

You want an explanation for America’s growing inequality? Start here. The federal government, of course, never starts here. State and local governments never start here. Liberal media never start here. But we should.

When a society defines a family as a married couple, the following does not happen. When it defines a family as an unmarried mother, children, and a welfare check, this is the result.

It can be summarized on a bumper sticker. “They copulate. We pay.”

Yes, yes, I know: I am not politically correct. Tough.


24,639,000: Record Number of Foreign-Born Hold Jobs in U.S.

( - The number of foreign-born individuals holding jobs in the United States hit a recorded high of 24,639,000 in August, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS has been tracking the number of foreign-born workers annually since 2005 and monthly since 2007.

The BLS does not distinguish between foreign-born individuals who are in the United States legally and those who are here illegally.

“The foreign born are those who reside in the United States but who were born outside the country or one of its outlying areas to parents who were not U.S. citizens,” the BLS explains. “The foreign born include legally-admitted immigrants, refugees, temporary residents such as students and temporary workers, and undocumented immigrants. The survey data, however, do not separately identify the numbers of persons in these categories.”


'I don't have a problem with what I've created'

Man with 34 children is SLAMMED by life coach Iyanla Vanzant, who asks if he EVER thought about a vasectomy

Life coach Iyanla Vanzant called out a man with 34 children - asking if he used birth control and ever considered getting a vasectomy - on her television show.

Part of Vanzant's conversation with Jay Williams was revealed in a YouTube clip of 'Iyanla: Fix My Life' for OWN TV's YouTube channel.

In the video, Williams holds dolls standing in for his children in his lap, with a pile of them lying behind him, The Huffington Post pointed out. Vanzant sits across from him on a porch.

There are 17 mothers in total and and his children range in age from 3 to 26, the news site reported.

'So let me ask you this question, Jay,' she says in the clip. '34 children. At any point, did it dawn on you this is too much?'


Obama To Unveil Strategy To Defeat Islamic State Militants In Speech Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will begin laying out a strategy this week to defeat Islamic State militants in the Middle East, meeting with congressional leaders Tuesday and giving a speech Wednesday, the eve of the 13th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

Obama disclosed his plans during an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

"I just want the American people to understand the nature of the threat and how we're going to deal with it and to have confidence that we'll be able to deal with it," he said in the interview conducted Saturday at the White House shortly after his return from a NATO summit in Wales where the Islamic State threat was a key topic of discussion.


Jack the Ripper unmasked

How amateur sleuth used DNA breakthrough to identify Britain's most notorious criminal 126 years after string of terrible murders

It is the greatest murder mystery of all time, a puzzle that has perplexed criminologists for more than a century and spawned books, films and myriad theories ranging from the plausible to the utterly bizarre.

But now, thanks to modern forensic science, The Mail on Sunday can exclusively reveal the true identity of Jack the Ripper, the serial killer responsible for at least five grisly murders in Whitechapel in East London during the autumn of 1888.

DNA evidence has now shown beyond reasonable doubt which one of six key suspects commonly cited in connection with the Ripper’s reign of terror was the actual killer – and we reveal his identity.

A shawl found by the body of Catherine Eddowes, one of the Ripper’s victims, has been analysed and found to contain DNA from her blood as well as DNA from the killer.

The landmark discovery was made after businessman Russell Edwards, 48, bought the shawl at auction and enlisted the help of Dr Jari Louhelainen, a world-renowned expert in analysing genetic evidence from historical crime scenes.


Salisbury News Delivers Investigative Reporting On HOW YOUR TAX DOLLARS ARE SPENT: Part 22

OK Mr Pollitt - no expenses have been posted since May. What are you hiding? We will continue to report expenditures for Wicomico County Board of Education for the months of June, July & August. As the BOE has said, "it's all for the kids." Really?!?! 

6/1/11 Beverly B Elzey Back Street Grill $96.00 
6/1/12 Beverly B Elzey Little Caesars $35.00 
6/4/12 Beverly B Elzey Subway $20.00 
6/4/11 Bonnie L Walston Panera Bread $39.47 
6/8/11 Bonnie L Walston Acorn Market $60.58 
6/9/11 Bonnie L Walston Chick Fil-A $253.48 
6/17/11 Bonnie L Walston Goin' Nuts Cafe $32.23 
6/18/11 Bonnie L Walston Panera Bread $73.14 
6/23/11 Bonnie L Walston Subway $192.29 
6/26/11 Bonnie L Walston McDonalds $119.80 
7/17/11 Bonnie L Walston Panera Bread $51.98 
7/27/11 Bonnie L Walston Panera Bread $41.28 
7/28/11 Bonnie L Walston Papa John's $82.94 
8/11/11 Bonnie L Walston DeVages $19.11 
8/31/11 Bonnie L Walston Pizza Hut $126.54 
6/8/12 Bonnie L Walston Pizza Hut $49.65 
6/13/12 Bonnie L Walston Goin' Nuts Cafe $47.40 
8/15/12 Bonnie L WAlston Pizza Hut $71.91 
8/21/12 Bonnie L Walston Pizza Hut $49.89 
8/30/12 Bonnie L Walston Dominos $51.95 
8/22/11 Glendon Jones Panera Bread $129.24 
6/21/12 Gretchen Boggs Deli at Pecan Square $77.00 
6/1/11 Henrietta J Parker Four Seasons Pizza $41.73 
6/6/11 Henrietta J Parker Rita's Ocean City $120.00 
6/8/11 Henrietta J Parker Papa Johns $56.00 
7/22/11 Jacqualynn Deal Chick Fil-A $49.50 
6/9/11 Jan Warren Station 7 $276.08 
6/5/12 Jan Warren Chick Fil-A $41.50 
6/6/12 Jan Warren East Side Deli $145.00 
8/24/12 Jason Miller DeVages $155.10 
8/20/12 Glendon Jones Panera Bread $88.78 
6/6/12 Melva P Wright Golden Corral $407.07 
6/14/12 Melva P Wright Ruby Tuesdays $134.88 
6/15/12 Melva P Wright Red Lobster $66.98 
7/10/12 Melva P Wright Applebys $49.20 
7/12/12 Melva P Wright Olive Garden $112.24 
8/15/12 Melva P Wright Brew River $48.24 
8/22/12 Melva P Wright Back Street Grill $57.69 
6/20/11 Michah Stauffer DeVages $9.51 
6/7/11 Melissa Eiler McDonalds $153.15 
6/9/11 Melissa Eiler Tim's Pizza $116.26 
7/15/11 Melissa Eiler Domino's $70.00 
7/15/11 Melissa Eiler Subway $125.00 
8/17/12 Melissa Eiler Panera Bread $73.39 
6/8/11 Melva P Wright Brew River $912.00 
8/9/11 Curt Twilley Deli at Pecan Square $27.21 
6/13/12 Curt Twilley Adam's Ribs $129.00 
8/8/12 Fratelli's $102.10 
8/29/11 David Harner Back Street Grill $19.65 
7/7/11 Chris Nunzio The Table & Lagoon $59.90 
7/28/11 Chris Nunzio Back Street Grill $52.85 
6/13/11 Chyral T Hankerson Subway $60.50 
8/9/11 Chyral T Hankerson Tim's Pizza $79.88 
6/4/12 Chyral T Hankerson Pizza Hut Ocean City $103.25 
6/2/11 Curt Twilley Ledo's Pizza $37.34 
6/6/11 Curt Twilley Little Caesar's $325.00 
7/28/11 Curt Twilley Subway $25.25 

We will continue with summer time spending next week!

1 Md. Casino Booming While Others Losing Revenue

WASHINGTON - There are now five casinos operating in Maryland and while some are losing money, one is booming.

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency's August, 2014, revenue numbers show the Maryland Live Casino in Hanover, Maryland, brought in the most money.

The casino in Arundel Mills Mall generated more than double the revenue of Maryland's other four casinos -- combined.

It raked in $57 million in August, about a 7.4 percent increase from the same month last year.

The Hollywood Casino in Perryville and the Casino at Ocean Downs in Berlin both saw a drop in gaming revenue, down 4.25 percent and .65 percent, respectively.


Day to Serve: We’re All in this Together

2014 marks the third year in a row that the people of Maryland will join our neighbors in Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC for a Day to Serve.

From September 11th to the 28th, we’re urging Marylanders from across our state to come together and serve. When you choose to participate in Day to Serve you help feed the hungry, improve our neighborhoods, and clean up green spaces in and around our communities.

Each year since 2012 we’ve doubled our success. With the hard work of a diverse coalition of Marylanders, from faith-based groups to social and environmental organizations, more than 20,000 Marylanders volunteered to serve in 2013 — completing 60,000 hours of service at 456 events. Just last year, we planted more than 1,500 trees and cleaned up 1,500 bags of garbage during Day to Serve.

September is also Hunger Action Month, and last year, we collected over 350,000 pounds of food donations during Day to Serve. The Maryland Food Bank has enlisted the assistance of the Maryland State Police and the Department of Transportation to open more than 100 food drive drop-off locations to make donating easy.

You can also join us for Day to Serve Night at Camden Yards on September 15 as the Baltimore Orioles take on the Toronto Blue Jays to raise money for the Parks and People Foundation.

Sunset At The North Pole

BREAKING NEWS: Duchess of Cambridge pregnant with second child

The British Royal Family announces that Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their second child.

Buy A Chevy, Save On Speeding Tickets

6th Annual (Save the…) BreastFest

All of the proceeds will go to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC), who assists women of the Eastern Shore. The contributions will support the mission of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) to empower our community through outreach, education and support services, in order to facilitate the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. The dedicated staff and volunteers will continue to provide education and raise awareness about early detection. DBCC provides services to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients through our Peer Mentor Program by providing one-on-one emotional support, education, and resources.

We want to raise breast cancer awareness with the main focus on the importance of breast self-exam and early detection, and show that breast cancer can affect women and men of any age. The DE Breast Cancer Coalition will have a booth at the event accepting donations, giving out informational material, and selling t-shirts, coozies, and bracelets.

Pickles Pub and Grey Dog Entertainment sponsor the event.

Band line-up

7pm – DJ Styler
8pm – Front Page News
9pm –  Fuzzbox Piranha
10pm – Witches Brew
11pm – Something Grey
12am – Chainbreak
1am – Native Grave

Cupcakes in Paradise by Vicki Crockett – table Paula Sangeleer
Paul the Keychain guy
Juice Plus

Andylynn Varner – raffle fairy
Michele Hogsett - Organizer
Iris Shaffer – tattoo contest
Nellie Shaffer – raffle table/accounting
Brittany Lord – door person
Stephen Tyler - sound
Connie Holdridge - DBCC table
Francie – online promotion and media
Terri Clifton – photography
Chloe & Alex – door
Jim Hogsett – Emcee/stage hand


print of Ocean City beach by local photographer Francie Davis

Comfort Inn Gold Coast – 2 night stay

Holiday Inn Express – 2 night stay

Old Pro Golf – 10 game card

Phillips Crab House – dinner for two

Chauncey’s – $50 gift certificate and choice of t-shirt (chance to win 1 of 2)

Malibu’s – Sweatshirt, t-shirt, hat, and drinking glasses

Rommel’s Ace - 5 gallon bucket of car cleaning supplies

Wrench’s Repair - LED light kit for motorcycle

Fox Theatre – 4 tickets

Field Legacy – basket

Beauty basket

Beach Music – gift certificate

        1 ticket for $5 – Arm Length for $20

1 ticket $1 – Arm length $10

Tattoo Contest - $5 entry fee for a chance to win a cheer basket of your choice
 – wine or mixed drinks

Red light camera company fights to prevent citizen vote in Brooksville

BROOKSVILLE, Florida - You could call it a love triangle, except there is no love lost between the three parties fighting over red light cameras in one of Florida's smallest cities.

Florida's leading red light camera-provider American Traffic Solutions confirms to 10 Investigates Wednesday that it has joined the fight to prevent a citizen-backed referendum on red light cameras from ever reaching a ballot. The city is also fighting the referendum on grounds that it infringes upon city council's power.

However, the enemy of the city's enemy is not its friend in this case; the city is objecting to the intervention from the industry-backed group.



Harvest Moon

How To Load Things

The first one is clever

The 2nd is amazing