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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Another Clown Sighting.

A Viewer Writes: Peter Franchot visit not covered by Daily TImes

I guess Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot has really ruffled the feathers of the left-leaning editors of the Daily ‘Waste of’ Times. We hosted a CPA symposium at SU on Thursday and alerted the Daily Times – on at least 3 occasions to let them know that the guardian of our state finances would be in town presenting to the group of local CPA’s. Even the government liaison at SU sent a press release, as well. The only local news outlets that took time to cover was WMDT and public radio.

A week prior, the Times reported a significant shortfall of income tax revenues from predicted and actual. That’s newsworthy to ALL of us.

So, one would think that a one-on-one interview with Mr. Franchot would have been warranted. I guess not. Not even a response from the Times asking when and where. They obviously chose NOT to talk to him.

So, I got to thinking why?

Maybe – just maybe- his push to get schools started after labor day to help our business owners and workers in Ocean City really ruffled the liberal decision makers who disagreed with Governor Hogan’s executive order to make the change in order to benefit our local and state economy. I guess it doesn’t matter that over 70% of citizens agree with the decisions. Do the citizens think we live in a democracy? Come on, now. Seriously?! We really live in a world where the minority rules the majority, and they get the press to go along like puppets on a string. It makes me sick.

Sadly, I subscribe to the Times. One for the local sports, two for the obits, and three to light the wood in our fire pit. I don’t even glance at the USA Today center section, since it so blatantly liberal leaning. They don’t even try to hide their bias.

So, despite the weather – they were notified a week in advance- the Times decided that giving Mr. Franchot an interview was not worth their time. Just one more way the liberal press tries to influence our thinking by printing bias – or, in this case, by not printing it at all.

BBQ Chicken on sale Oct. 29; advance tickets only

Tickets on sale in advance for barbecue chicken dinners

Barbecue chicken dinners will be on sale Saturday, Oct. 29, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Parsonsburg Volunteer Fire Department hall.

Tickets will be on sale in advance only. The cost is $7 and includes half a chicken, dinner roll and chips.

Tickets are on sale at any branch of the Farmers Bank of Willards.

The event is being sponsored by the Farmers Bank of Willards, with proceeds to benefit MAC Inc., the designated Area Agency on Aging. For more information, call 410-742-0505, Ext. 118.

Fact Check: Five Things to Know About Alicia Machado

In the late 1990s, as President Bill Clinton was about to face the biggest sex scandal of his political career over his affair with Monica Lewinsky, a beauty queen named Alicia Machado caused a major scandal by gaining a large amount of weight after winning the Miss Universe crown.

Donald Trump had just taken over the pageant, and fought to deal with the fallout.

Hillary Clinton has, for months, planned to use that episode against him, training Machado for the attack. Here are the facts.

1. Trump fought to save Machado’s Miss Universe title, and her job. 

What is a sensitive feminist male boss supposed to do if a female employee — hired, again, for her appearance — gains a large amount of weight? He is supposed to defend her job. And that is exactly what Trump did, urging the pageant not to fire her, and appearing with her at a gym to offer support. In an excerpt from his book The Art of the Comeback, Rush Limbaughnoted Thursday, Trump recalled the episode:


U.S. Supreme Court to hear unclaimed property suits from 2 dozen states

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Pennsylvania Treasury’s lawsuit seeking to recover more than $10 million in unclaimed property funds that were submitted to the state of Delaware over a 10-year period.

“I am pleased the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider our case. Under both state and federal law, the money in question legally belongs to Pennsylvania and should remain in Pennsylvania,” said Pennsylvania Treasurer Timothy Reese. “We look forward to presenting our argument to the court.”

The decision to hear the case is bad news for Delaware, which claims funds from companies incorporated in the state and has made aggressive moves over the years to claim the money and faces a structural budget gap. According to one report, the gap will worsen in coming years, minus spending cuts or tax and fee increases.


Obama administration may use obscure fund to pay billions to ACA insurers

The Obama administration is maneuvering to pay health insurers billions of dollars the government owes under the Affordable Care Act, through a move that could circumvent Congress and help shore up the president’s signature legislative achievement before he leaves office.

Justice Department officials have privately told several health plans suing over the unpaid money that they are eager to negotiate a broad settlement, which could end up offering payments to about 175 health plans selling coverage on ACA marketplaces, according to insurance executives and lawyers familiar with the talks.

The payments most likely would draw from an obscure Treasury Department fund intended to cover federal legal claims, the executives and lawyers said. This approach would get around a recent congressional ban on the use of Health and Human Services money to pay the insurers.


NYTimes Declares Ohio No Longer 'Bellwether' as Trump Pulls Ahead

The New York Times, the so-called “paper of record,” hasdeclared that the all-important swing state of Ohio is no longer an important battleground in the presidential election — now that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is winning it.

Trump pulled ahead of Clinton in the Buckeye State in the RealClearPolitics poll average on Sep. 13, and has never looked back. The latest average, as of Sep. 24 — prior to the first presidential debate on Sep. 26 — has Trump ahead of Clinton by 2%.

Earlier in September, the Times was declaring Ohio “an essential swing state,” where Governor John Kasich threatened to destroy Trump’s presidential hopes by withholding his endorsement and denying Trump his turnout operation. The Times added: “No candidate since 1960 has made it to the White House without winning Ohio. And while Mrs. Clinton could afford to lose there given her advantage in other battlegrounds like Virginia and Colorado, Ohio is a must-win for Mr. Trump.”


LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Reno, NV 10/5/16

Endless Summer Cruisin Event Returns Thursday

OCEAN CITY — The 19th Annual Endless Summer Cruisin Car Show will be returning to Ocean City this week, Oct. 6-9.

This four-day automotive event continues to be one of the eastern region’s largest fall car shows with more than 2,000 hot rods, street machines customs and more. Show hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6 through Saturday, Oct. 8 and the Grand Finale Car Show and Awards Ceremony 9 a.m.-3 p.m. will be held Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Inlet parking lot.

This event will have various car shows at the Convention Center on 40th Street, both inside and outside, as well as the downtown Inlet parking lot and various citywide locations.

Special guest this year, automotive designer and custom car builder, star of the hit television show “Bitchin Rides,” Dave Kindig will be at the Inlet on Saturday, Oct, 8 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. He will be signing autographs, posing for pictures and talking about all the fun they have on the show as well as his love for cars.


FBI director received millions from Clinton Foundation,his brother’s law firm does Clinton’s taxes

A review of FBI Director James Comey’s professional history and relationships shows that the Obama cabinet leader — now under fire for his handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton — is deeply entrenched in the big-money cronyism culture of Washington, D.C. His personal and professional relationships — all undisclosed as he announced the Bureau would not prosecute Clinton — reinforce bipartisan concerns that he may have politicized the criminal probe.

These concerns focus on millions of dollars that Comey accepted from a Clinton Foundation defense contractor, Comey’s former membership on a Clinton Foundation corporate partner’s board, and his surprising financial relationship with his brother Peter Comey, who works at the law firm that does the Clinton Foundation’s taxes.

Lockheed Martin

When President Obama nominated Comey to become FBI director in 2013, Comey promised the United States Senate that he would recuse himself on all cases involving former employers.

But Comey earned $6 million in one year alone from Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin became a Clinton Foundation donor that very year.


Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

On Monday September 26th the PNC bank in Pocomoke Maryland was robbed and a chase ensued through Accomack Co. Virginia. Subsequently the suspects that allegedly robbed the bank fired upon the Accomack County Sheriff’s Deputy that was attempting to apprehend them for the Maryland robbery.

The Pocomoke City Police and the Worcester County Bureau of investigation initiated an investigation.

Due to the multiple jurisdictions the suspects traveled through, the U.S. Marshals and Law Enforcement officers from Worcester County, Pocomoke City the Maryland State Police, Accomack, Norfolk, and Newport News came together to apprehend the suspects.

Multiple leads were developed and followed up on. Three men were Identified and arrested in Norfolk on October 3 with the assistance of Norfolk Police and the U.S. Marshals Service.

The Suspects are identified as:

• 28-year-old De’Andre Breshon Ayres has been charged with attempting to commit capital murder, shooting from a vehicle, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and shooting at an occupied vehicle
• 21-year-old Demetrius Perry has been charged with attempting to commit capital murder, shooting from a vehicle, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and shooting at an occupied vehicle
• 23-year-old Lamond Perry has been charged with attempting to commit capital murder, shooting from a vehicle, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and shooting at an occupied vehicle

All three suspects are were denied bond and are being held at the Accomack County Jail.

Maryland currently has warrants on file for the three suspects pertaining to the Robbery that occurred in Pocomoke City Maryland. The investigation is ongoing.

Drug crisis drives cut in Maryland prison terms

Over the years, repeat drug offenders in Maryland have been faced with the prospect of being convicted and sentenced to mandatory minimum sentences of 10, 25 and, in some cases, 40 years without parole.

But that will change next year with the elimination of such sentences in the state.

For the most part, mandatory sentences will no longer be available as leverage for prosecutors as of Oct. 1, 2017. They were eliminated as part of the Justice Reinvestment Act passed by the Maryland General Assembly earlier this year.

"The overarching goal of this legislation is to reduce prison populations by reducing recidivism through additional treatment and therapeutic programs for nonviolent offenders," said Del. Brett Wilson, R-Washington, who is also an assistant state's attorney. "It is intended to be a self-funding program, paid for by savings realized by the reduced populations."


Migrants Bringing Rare Diseases Strain German Medical System

Incoming migrants are bringing long-eradicated diseases to Germany and are putting the medical system under extreme stress.

As well as bringing a rising tide of crime and attitudes towards women that many consider incompatible with modern European values, the over one and a half million migrants who flowed into Germany last year have also brought unheard-of and rare strains of diseases to the continent. The new arrivals and their illnesses are putting pressure on the German health care system, reports Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

All migrants upon arrival in Germany are required to undergo medical screening. German doctors have been struggling with the high number of post-traumatic stress disorder cases amongst migrants, but are also finding it increasingly difficult to diagnose diseases that have been wiped out in Germany but are still prevalent in the Middle East and Africa.


Some Maryland health insurance rates going up, a few go down

The Maryland Insurance Administration has approved premium rates for 2017 small group and individual health insurance plans, and the good news is that rates for small group markets are only increasing by single digits — and some are going down.

The not-so-good news is that rates for individual plans are going up by 20 percent to 30 percent.

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer said last week during an interview with Herald-Mail Media that the small-market rates are for employers with two to 50 employees, and affect about 4.1 percent of Marylanders. Rates in the small group market are going up by an average of 3.3 percent, with several United Healthcare plans actually going down.

A few carriers, such as CareFirst of Maryland and Evergreen Health Cooperative, were approved for rates higher than they requested. Redmer said that's because the state is required to approve rates based on several criteria:


Debate commission: There were 'issues' with Trump's microphone

The Commission on Presidential Debates confirmed Friday that there were "issues" with Republican nominee Donald Trump's microphone during the first debate.

"Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Donald Trump's audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall," the commission said in a terse statement. The exact nature of the problem was not described.

Trump complained about a defective microphone immediately after the debate.

"And they also had — gave me a defective mic," he said. "Did you notice that my mic was defective within the room?"


We're Officially Chiming In On The Hurricane Forecast

See that line, that's us. The rest is theirs. 

Eric Trump Defends Trump's Taxes

Are The Clinton's Murderers?

Thank you famous actors...for telling us how to vote!

Three Food Lion stores in Delaware to begin transition to Weis

Three Cape Region Food Lion grocery stores are set to close Friday, Oct. 7, as the stores begin the transition into Weis Markets.

Signs have been posted on the doors of the stores in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Long Neck, stating the stores will close at 11 p.m., Oct. 7, and will remain closed until Friday, Oct. 14, when they will reopen as Weis Markets. The Millville store is also being converted to a Weis, but the transition date could not be confirmed.

Food Lion stores were sold to the Pennsylvania-based grocer as the result of a merger between Delhaize Group, parent company of Food Lion, and Ahold, parent company of Giant. It was announced July 13 that the companies had reached agreements with buyers to sell 86 stores in the Mid-Atlantic where the companies both operate.


Hypocrite Hillary Bashes Wells Fargo But Took $258,000 from Bank Executives

LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Henderson, NV 10/5/16

This is also airing live on Facebook. They are showing the crowd on this video.

A Furious Rick Santelli Rages At Janet's Jawboning: "Please, Don't Help Anymore"

CNBC's Rick Santelli turned it up to '11' today as The Fed's Janet Yellen joined the world's central planners in suggesting intervention directly in the stock markets would 'help' the average joe.

Santelli exclaims "don't help anymore!!" How has any of their 'help' helped in the last 7 years?

"Central banks buying in the [stock] market... you really think that's a good idea?" Raging about picking winners, buying Deutsche Bank, and keeping stocks "steady" around elections, the veteran pit trader exploded,"is that the world we really want to live in?"

The Fed's buying stocks "will completely and utterly and in every possible way destroy and value in the marketplace..."

3 minutes of brutal reality slapped into the face of a ridiculous rumor-driven day...


Fighting corruption: 80 indicted

TOWSON, MD — When Gov. Larry Hogan asked Stephen T. Moyer to head the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, one of his main concerns was fighting corruption in the department.

Today we’ve taken a big step toward that goal.

A federal grand jury today indicted 80 defendants – correctional officers, offenders, and outside players – for a racketeering conspiracy which involved smuggled contraband, paying and accepting bribes, and sometimes retaliating with violence against informants.

“I hired Secretary Stephen Moyer with the directive to aggressively root out corruption in our state correctional facilities, and that is exactly what he has done,” Gov. Larry Hogan said in a statement.

Secretary Moyer and Public Safety staff initiated the investigation, asking the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to help. “It was extremely courageous of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to allow the access required to conduct this type of investigation,” Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the FBI’s Baltimore Division said in a statement.

“Public Service is a noble calling,” Secretary Moyer said. “This is not for everyone. You need a burning desire in your heart and soul to do the greater good for others — citizens of this great state.”

With support from the Governor’s Office, the Department of Public Safety is working law enforcement on several initiatives aimed at rooting out corruption and making our facilities and our state safer:

  • Worked with Gov. Larry Hogan, who took the initiative to shut down the disgraced Baltimore City Jail;
  • Bolstered its Internal Investigative Division, assigning employees to work with the FBI, U.S. Attorney, Maryland Attorney General, and State’s Attorneys;
  • Created new contraband interdiction teams to root out smuggling;
  • Increased corruption investigations of staff by nearly 40 percent;
  • Established an easy-to-use anonymous tip line for Public Safety employees;
  • Overhauled our Human Resources leadership, intensifying background checks and mandating polygraph tests for Correctional Officer applicants.
In the continuing spirit of collaboration with our federal partners, we ask anyone with information related to this case to call 1-800-CALL FBI. 

FBI Reveals Timeline In Arrest of ISIS Supporter Living in Md.

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– In the blizzard of chatter on social media, a 24-year-old Bangladeshi man living in Maryland caught the attention of the FBI after messages he posted online.

Authorities began zoning in on Nelash Mohamed Das after tweets like, “Envying ISIS members who reach Shahada,” or “Heaven…for murdering Kuffars…or infidels.”

Then came something specific.

“He had tweeted he wanted to kill a member of the U.S. military,” said U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein.

According to court documents, September 2015 Das began tweeting support for ISIS.

In May, the FBI arranged for Das to meet an undercover source. On September 28th the source provided guns and Das bought ammunition. On September 30th, the two men drove to the target’s home and Das was arrested by the FBI.


Hurricane Matthew Update 10-5-16

As of Wednesday afternoon Matthew remained a major hurricane with 120 mph winds and was starting to bear down on the Bahamas.

Forecasts as of Wednesday afternoon continue to bring Hurricane Matthew near the Florida and South Carolina coasts before turning the storm east. While this would limit impacts in the mid-Atlantic, a shift in the track back to the north would bring threat back for rain, wind and flooding. Please keep up with the latest forecast track.

Even with the storm remaining offshore, windy conditions and mionor tidal flooding are still expected along the coast and Bay of NC and VA especially from Saturday evening into Sunday. Also expect a few showers across the entire region Saturday. See

Trump announces coalition to expose Hillary on abortion

Group's leadership reads like who's who of pro-life movement

(LifeNews) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump today announced the leaders of the new pro-life coalition dedicated to helping him expose the radical pro-abortion position of Hillary Clinton.

The new Coalition of pro-life leaders reads like a who’s who of the pro-life movement with people like Marjorie Dannenfelser, Gary Bauer, Sam Brownback, Alveda King, Father Frank Pavone, Tony Perkins and many others who have been spearheading pro-life efforts for decades. These pro-life leaders all believe Donald Trump will govern as a pro-life president if elected in November.

These co-chairs head the newly created Pro-life Coalition in support of the Trump-Pence ticket. Last week, in a letter made public by Susan B. Anthony List, Trump announced the creation of the coalition and asked pro-life leaders for their support. In the letter, Trump also outlined four pro-life policy commitments.


Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Eastern Correctional Institution Corruption Indictments

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today released the following statement in response to the announcement of federal indictments of 80 defendants involved in a racketeering conspiracy at the Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover, Maryland. The indictments resulted from a corruption investigation conducted by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and the Maryland State Police, working with the FBI and other federal partners:

“The indictments announced today are a clear victory in the fight against corruption, and I want to thank all the hardworking federal and state law enforcement officers whose tireless dedication and sacrifice made it possible. This morning, I spoke with Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein and personally commended him for his work and partnership with our state investigators to successfully execute this complex operation.

“While running for office, I made it clear that the systemic corruption that had been allowed to take hold in our state prison system was unacceptable, and I promised Marylanders that our administration would combat it head on. Today, together with our federal partners, we have taken decisive action to make good on that promise.

“I hired Secretary Stephen Moyer with the directive to aggressively root out corruption in our state correctional facilities, and that is exactly what he has done. From closing the notoriously dangerous Baltimore City Men’s Detention Center to the many actions taken over the course of this investigation, our administration has been and will remain steadfastly committed to stopping this kind of illicit criminal behavior.

“I want to publicly thank U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, the FBI and other federal authorities, Secretary Moyer and the Maryland Department of Corrections, and the Maryland State Police, all of whom worked tirelessly, and at great personal risk, to see justice done.

“Under this administration, Maryland will remain unafraid to target corruption and criminal behavior of all kinds.”

7th Annual Good Beer Festival October 8th & 9th

The Good Beer Festival returns to Pemberton Historical Park in Salisbury, Maryland, on Oct. 8-9, from 12:30-6:30 p.m. each day. There will be more than 80 craft beers featured, including a Local Beer Garden featuring select Eastern Shore breweries.

There will also be live music on two stages, Pro Brewer Beer Talks, a Home Brew Competition, Carni Beer Games, oversized games and a Sports Zone that will feature the Washington Redskins v. Baltimore Ravens game on Sunday.

One-day tasting tickets include a 3 oz. glass and as many samples as one can responsibly consume. Tickets are $25 for the early-bird rate and $35 at the door. Two-day tickets, which will only be sold through Sept. 30, are $40. Non-tasting tickets are $5 for the early-bird rate or $10 at the door. Early-bird tickets will only be sold through Friday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. This deadline applies to online, in-person and by-phone ticket sales.

Visit for more information and tickets.

Charles Wasko, Pa. mayor, posts photo comparing Obamas to monkeys, decries 'witch hunt'

A Pennsylvania mayor says he’s the victim of a “witch hunt” amid calls for his resignation after he posted numerous racist messages on Facebook, including a photo comparing the Obama family to monkeys.

West York Mayor Charles Wasko, who was elected in 2013, posted a photo this summer showing a wheelbarrow full of baby orangutans and the caption, “Aww… moving day at the Whitehouse [sic] has finally arrived.” Mr. Wasko also added his own message, writing, “Not soon enough!”

The mayor has not yet deleted the image.

Another post that has since been deleted suggested President Obama should be hanged with a noose, The York Dispatch reported. Another still active post featured a fictional black person explaining that socialism is “when the white folks work every day so we can get all our governmental entitlement stuff for free.”

Another post in February showed a smiling chimpanzee with the now-deleted comment, “Most think it is Obama’s picture……sorry its Moochelles baby photo,” The York Dispatch reported.



ST. LOUIS, MO (KTRK) --As the police cruiser pulled up to the senior center, it wasn't public enemy number one inside, but number 102.

Edie Simms is 102-years young and had never been in the back of a police car. Edie was happy to have fulfilled her unusual bucket list wish.

"These types of events and Ms. Simms help us do that and were more than happy to do these type of things," says St. John McLaughlin, St. Louis Police Department. "We love it and we get more out of it than the seniors do."

Friday morning she was dispensing pearls of wisdom and free pairs of socks and scarves in the police station.

"Keep going, don't ever stop whatever it is you're doing and spend some time doing community service. Sometimes the person you reach out and touch is the only person that they will talk to in a day," says Simms.


DHS Official Admits: ‘Many’ Refugees Have Been Convicted of Terrorist Offenses in U.S.

DHS admits issue while attempting to downplay threat

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Leon Rodriguez told Congress Thursday that “not a single act of actual terrorist violence has been a committed by a refugee” who underwent USCIS screening procedures since 9/11. But when a senator asked him if it was “correct” that many people who came into the refugee program as adults had been “convicted of terrorist offenses,” Rodriguez admitted that that was “correct.”

Under further questioning by Sen. David Vitter (R.-La.), Rodriguez admitted that he did not know the actual number of refugees admitted to the U.S. who had later been convicted of terrorist offenses. Vitter said, in questioning Rodriguez, that Congress had asked the administration for this number and it had not been provided.

USCIS is part of the Department of Homeland Security.

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Sorry, Hillary Clinton’s the one who’s unfit for the White House

“Hillary Clinton has the temperament to be president.”

That statement is as absurd as confusing a wheelbarrow for a fighter jet.

After 40 years in public life, Clinton speaks clearly and often presents herself with poise and occasional flashes of elegance. But beneath this bright surface, deeply unpresidential traits linger.
Clinton is an unreconstructed elitist who disdains her fellow Americans. She notoriously told Barbra Streisand and a room full of rich, giggling liberals: “You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables.’”

Speaking Sept. 9 at a $6 million Manhattan fundraiser, she added: “They’re racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it.” Given Trump’s following, Clinton sneered at some 50 million citizens.

She then doubled down during Monday’s debate against Donald Trump.


Sen: DHS Silence On Refugee Terrorists Shows Disrespect To Americans

The Obama administration’s failure to respond to congressional inquiries seeking information about refugees convicted of terrorism demonstrates its disrespect for Congress and the American people, according to Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions.

During a Senate Judiciary immigration subcommittee hearing held this week, the Alabama lawmaker pressed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez on the agency’s failure to respond to four letters asking about the refugee, terrorism nexus.

“Are you not aware that I have written four letters to the Department, asking for information on how many refugees have been convicted of criminal and terrorist activities?” Sessions asked.

Rodríguez responded that he was “not” and would follow up on the matter, a response to which Sessions replied with outrage.


Man gets 35 years in prison for murdering and dismembering his ex-wife and leaving her body to disintegrate in a tub of ACID

Steven Williams sat stone-faced in a central Florida courtroom Friday as he was sentenced to 35 years in prison for murdering his ex-wife, cutting up her body with a chainsaw and then dissolving the remains in acid.

Williams, a former Air Force sergeant, learned his fate after pleading no contest in May to second-degree murder in the grisly killing of Tricia Todd.

He received an additional five years, to be served concurrently, for child neglect, because he left the couple's two-year-old daughter alone to dump his ex-wife's dismembered body in a park.


Rawlings-Blake asks state for $30 million to help Baltimore pay for DOJ-mandated police reforms

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is asking the state for more than $30 million to pay for staffing increases, new technology and other investments in the Baltimore Police Department that the city expects will be mandated under a pending consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice.

The requests, put to Gov. Larry Hogan in a letter made public Tuesday, break with previous statements by Rawlings-Blake that the consent decree reforms would likely cost the city substantially less and that the city would not look to the state or federal government to pick up the tab.

"Understanding the financial constraints of [the] State, I believe that it is important that you understand what the scope is of some of the City's needs," Rawlings-Blake wrote. She asks Hogan to prioritize the police improvements — along with several education, health and community development projects — as he begins considering his budget proposal for next year.


Carlos Slim More Than Doubles His Stake in Times Company

The Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helú has more than doubled his stake in The New York Times Company, to nearly 17 percent, the company said on Wednesday.

Mr. Slim exercised warrants to acquire nearly 16 million shares of the company’s Class A stock at a price of over $6.36 a share, the company said, increasing his stake from 7 percent. He now owns nearly 28 million shares in total.

The company received more than $100 million in the transaction, it said, which it intends to use to repurchase Class A shares — a different category from the controlling Class B shares held by the Sulzberger family.

Mr. Slim, who made his money in telecommunications across Latin America, is one of the world’s richest people, worth about $72 billion, according to Forbes. He lent the Times Company $250 million, at an interest rate of 14 percent, in 2009; at the time, with the world economy struggling and credit tight, the company looked to be in peril. The loan was repaid in 2011, more than three years before it was due. But the warrants, which expired this month, were issued in connection with that deal.


A Viewer Writes: Bill Carey


Not sure if you knew Bill, but he was a true Wicomico County patriot.

Quick story that I hope you can pass on.

Years ago, if you recall, many citizens in the county were at odds with certain members of the County Council regarding the pending decision on whether or not to fund the proposed Shorebirds Stadium. Foes, including the school teachers who felt they were underpaid, had bent the ears of the county councilmen, including President Henry Parker and the council was leaning in their direction. His argument was that the county should not be helping to fund a ‘private’ venture at the expense of the taxpayers and schools. The views were debated ad nauseam, and there was no clear consensus. The Daily Times, obviously was siding with the teachers union, so there was no way for the fans to explain the reason for their support.

At the time, I was on the board of the Chamber of Commerce, and most there backed Frank Perdue and Maryland Baseball. Each of the 3 parties, Frank Perdue, Maryland Baseball and Wicomico County were asked to toss in about $2m each.

So, one day, at a family birthday party picnic at Bill & Betsy Carey’s house in Covered Bridge, Bill senior and I were having a conversation about the stadium. He knew I was on the board at the Chamber and asked if he could get more support from us for the construction of the stadium, as he was an avid baseball fan. I told him I would see what I could do to drum up support.

So, at the next board meeting, I propose that the chamber help organize a meeting so that Frank Perdue, representatives from Maryland Baseball, the board of education and county council could all explain their case in a public forum. If you recall, that meeting was held at the Civic Center on a cold snowy night. The weather was so bad, Frank could barely land his plane and was late getting to the meeting.

After everyone had the chance to share their opinions, Mr. Parker stood up and declared that the people have spoken and sided with Bill Carey in support of the stadium. The rest was history and we have an outstanding facility in our county that has helped bring people from all over to watch the shorebirds.

Long story short, if it wasn’t for Bill, and the conversation we had in his son’s back yard, the stadium might not have been built.

For that, Bill should be remembered and thanked by anyone who has ever attended a game or an event at the stadium should credit Bill Carey for his efforts. May he rest in peace.

Bill Clinton Enters Presidential Race With Rape Scandal, Long-Lost Son

I want to meet my dad, says Clinton son

GO HERE to view these videos.

Hillary Clinton Had Bill's Mixed Race Son Banished

Hillary brain freeze during Pennsylvania rally

Creepy Image of Hurricane Matthew at Landfall In Haiti

Senior meteorologist Stu Ostro leads the team of weather experts at TWC.

Why Can't The SPD & WCSO Get Their Heads Out Of Their Pompous A$$ES?

The image above is a great example of community policing and working with the public. It truly would be nice, (and refreshing) to get such a press release so the public can get involved and garnish a quick return of the person missing. Don't believe me? Just look at how fast we reunite dogs and cats with their owners. 

Unfortunately, (believe it or not) the SPD & WCSO would rather NOT publish information of a child lost, sometimes for days at a time. Once they are located they finally put it out there by pounding their chest that they did in fact find the individual. This is absolutely ridiculous!

It is even more interesting how when they need us to help them find someone who robbed a Bank or a group of people who stole a candy bar from Walmart, oh they'll go nuts delivering us pictures and ASK for our help. In other words, do their job for them. 

Funny thing though. While SBYNews has far more local traffic then ANYONE else out there, the SPD & WCSO have NEVER given us credit for tips that have come in to help them find someone and or resolve a crime. OK, it gets even funnier. You see, when they NEED us they come racing our way because they know for a fact we have more traffic. However, when they do finally get that individual they were searching for they run to WBOC and talk about how it was "social media" that helped them solve the crime. 

All too often we see these CHILDREN who had been missing for days finally pop up with the SPD & WCSO after the fact, unlike the image you see above from Baltimore. Local law enforcement leaders need to stop acting like pompous a$$es and instead reach out (especially when it comes to children) to the public immediately.

They tend to use Facebook and Twitter to advertise what they do but not how we can help. When it comes to other law enforcement agencies like the Worcester County Sheriffs Office, they always provide all types useful information to media and social media.

Let's take last week for example. When roads started flooding throughout the County, not once did the SPD or the WCSO publish road closures anywhere. These are public servants. If you didn't know, whenever there is a snow storm or fog, (for example) the Board of Education depend on law enforcement to tell them the county weather conditions.  

The days of Barbara Duncan and Mike Lewis ignoring all media sources need to end. Love us or hate us here at SBYNews, the mass majority of residents on the Shore do in fact come to us every single day. God Forbid we have an opinion. 

Hillary and the Rodeo Queens

The most read story on the Washington Post website Thursday was a little number called "Enabler or family defender? How Hillary Clinton responded to husband's accusers." As a piece of explanatory journalism it was weirdly imprecise and incomplete.

The Post's reporter depicts Clinton as a wife whose political enemies, with their endless accusations about her husband's ever-failing zipper, left her no choice but to defend him "with steely determination." An old friend describes the Clintons' attitude: "These people are not going to run over us."

But who are "these people"? The Post would have you believe they're all those ill-tempered Republicans. But the statement is more accurate if "these people" are taken to be the women who have been reckless enough to have sex with Bill Clinton.



Clinton Foundation Servers Hacked? Thousands Of Documents Released.

Many in the media were expecting a document dump from WikiLeaks today. Instead, they're getting one from Guccifer 2.0. The anonymous hacker claims that his latest document dump comes from the servers of The Clinton Foundation.

The hacker writes on his Wordpress blog:

Many of you have been waiting for this, some even asked me to do it.

So, this is the moment. I hacked the Clinton Foundation server and downloaded hundreds of thousands of docs and donors’ databases.

Hillary Clinton and her staff don’t even bother about the information security. It was just a matter of time to gain access to the Clinton Foundation server.

In a statement to Politico, the Clinton Foundation is denying the documents came from their server:


Obama DOJ drops charges against alleged provider of Libyan weapons

Arms dealer had threatened to expose Hillary Clinton’s talks 
about arming anti-Qadhafi rebels.

The Obama administration is moving to dismiss charges against an arms dealer it had accused of selling weapons that were destined for Libyan rebels.

Lawyers for the Justice Department on Monday filed a motion in federal court in Phoenix to drop the case against the arms dealer, an American named Marc Turi, whose lawyers also signed the motion.

The deal averts a trial that threatened to cast additional scrutiny on Hillary Clinton’s private emails as Secretary of State, and to expose reported Central Intelligence Agency attempts to arm rebels fighting Libyan leader Moammar Qadhafi.

Government lawyers were facing a Wednesday deadline to produce documents to Turi’s legal team, and the trial was officially set to begin on Election Day, although it likely would have been delayed by protracted disputes about classified information in the case.



On Tuesday the hacker known as Guccifer 2.0 released another round of leaked documents. The document dump contains hundreds of thousands of documents and donor databases from the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation.

From the Guccifer 2.0 website:

"Many of you have been waiting for this, some even asked me to do it.

So, this is the moment. I hacked the Clinton Foundation server and downloaded hundreds of thousands of docs and donors’ databases.

Hillary Clinton and her staff don’t even bother about the information security. It was just a matter of time to gain access to the Clinton Foundation server.

Here’s the contents of one of the folders that I got from there"


Tens of Thousands Projected to See Trump in Colorado as He Takes Lead in State over Hillary

DENVER, Colorado — Tens of thousands of people are expected to come out to see Donald J. Trump, the Republican nominee for president, over the course of two events just added to his campaign schedule on Monday in the all-important battleground state of Colorado.

Compared with Hillary Clinton, his rival and the Democratic nominee for president who has all but abandoned the state as Trump takes the lead in polling, that’s a significant amount. Clinton had trouble filling a small venue the last time she was in Colorado in early August.

“The last time Hillary Clinton was in Colorado was in early August,” Trump’s Colorado state director Patrick Davis told Breitbart News on Sunday night. “She had trouble filling a high school auditorium in Commerce City. We expect thousands of people in Pueblo and tens of thousands in Loveland tomorrow.”


How Hillary Clinton plays the class warfare card

The Trump Plan isn’t trickle down economics

Hillary Clinton keeps bashing the Trump tax plan as “Trumped up trickle down economics.” This class warfare card has become the standard and tired response to every Republican tax plan reform for 30 years. No wonder we haven’t cleaned out the stables of the tax code since the Reagan era. Democrats have no interest.

Hillary’s claim is that the plan will blow a hole in the debt (which is rich coming from someone who worked for an administration that nearly doubled the debt in eight years) and that the benefits all go to the rich. She also says it will cost jobs and could even “cause a recession.”

I worked on devising the Trump tax plan with economists Larry Kudlow, Sam Clovis and others, so I know a little bit about the costs and the benefits. It’s an amazing ideology which says that letting businesses keep more of their own money will cause the economy to capsize and other horrors, but a $1.5 trillion tax hike on businesses and investors will, as Hillary promises, create jobs. Yes, and injecting Elmer’s glue into your veins is a good way to prevent a heart attack.


Court rebukes Mike Pence, rules states must accept Syrian refugees

States that refuse to help resettle Syrian refugees are guilty of illegal discrimination, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, delivering a judicial rebuke to GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, who, as Indiana’s governor, had tried to stop Syrians from being shipped into his state.

Judge Richard Posner, writing for the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, said there’s no evidence that Syrians are more dangerous than other refugees, and he said even if they are, allowing Indiana to refuse to resettle them would only foist the problem onto neighboring states.

“Federal law does not allow a governor to deport to other states immigrants he deems dangerous,” Judge Posnerwrote.

He said if Mr. Pence has worries, the governor should report his fears to federal bureaucrats for redress.

The court said Indiana agencies don’t have to cooperate with the federal government, but the state can’t ban Syrian refugees, nor can it order nonprofit groups to stop helping the resettlement efforts.


James Comey's' jarring phrase: 'We are not weasels'

Since its inception, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has earned a reputation for independence and incorruptibility.

The Bureau has done stellar work over the years enforcing federal laws, nabbing bad guys, infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan, and has benefited from positive media coverage and popular television and film portrayals.

In the 1930s, newspapers thrilled readers with accounts of the G-Men (Government Men) taking down career criminals such as John Dillinger and George “Machine Gun” Kelly. It was Kelly who gave the agents the nickname “G-men.” The gangster was cornered in Memphis in 1933 by FBI agents, and allegedly shouted with his hands up, “Don’t shoot, G-Men.”


Clinton Campaign’s Desperate Trump Tax Conspiracy

Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by 2.5 points

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The UPI/CVoter daily presidential tracking poll released Monday shows Donald Trump leading former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by 2.5 percentage points, a slight increase from the beginning of the weekend.

The online poll shows Trump carrying 49.38 percent of voters to Clinton's 46.89 percent in the daily tracking poll, continuing the back-and-forth swapping of a slight lead since Clinton lost a sizeable lead after the Democratic National Convention in late July. "Others," defined in the poll as respondents who decline to pick either Clinton or Trump, made up the remaining 3.73 percent of voters.


Federal Debt in FY 2016 Jumped $1,422,827,047,452.46--That's $12,036 Per Household

( - In fiscal 2016, which ended on Friday, the federal debt increased $1,422,827,047,452.46, according to data released today by the U.S. Treasury.

At the close of business on Sept. 30, 2015, the last day of fiscal 2015, the federal debt was $18,150,617,666,484.33, according to the Treasury. By the close of business on Sept. 30, 2016, the last day of fiscal 2016, it had climbed to $19,573,444,713,936.79.

According to the Census Bureau’s latest estimate, there were 118,215,000 households in the United States as of June. That means that the one-year increase in the federal debt of $1,422,827,047,452.46 in fiscal 2016 equaled about $12,036 per household.


10 Percent of Teachers Union’s Charity Goes to Clinton Entities

One of the nation’s largest labor unions continues to pour hundreds of thousands of dollars into the Clinton family’s controversial foundation.

The American Federation of Teachers, or ATF, the second largest teachers union in the country with more than 1.5 million dues-paying members, made about $5 million in “contributions, gifts, and grants” from July 2015 through June 2016, according to its most recent labor filing. The union contributed $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative, or CGI, between July 2015 and February 2016 in payments classified as donations to a “charitable organization.” The five contributions comprise about 10 percent of the union’s overall charitable giving for the year.

Those contributions came in addition to the hundreds of thousands of dollars that the union has spent to aid Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party’s electoral chances in 2016, according to education watchdog DropOutNation.

“AFT has worked zealously and successfully to win influence over Clinton and position traditionalists into key roles in shaping education policy if she wins the presidency,” the group said in a blog post. “Meanwhile, AFT is making sure that the Democratic National Committee feels its presence. This includes handing out $300,000 to the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee, which put together July’s Democratic National Convention.”


The Moderator In Last Nights Debate Overwhelmingly Favored Kaine

While I usually hit the sack early each night, I sat up and watched last nights debate. I was truly bothered with the moderator who constantly allowed Kaine to rudely interrupt Pence and carry on. Pence respectfully and patiently took these interruptions early on but eventually started defending himself and Trump on the multiple lies Kaine kept suggesting.

There are RULES put in place well before each debate to assure a professional environment. Isn't it interesting how they plant moderators who are weak and cannot control these candidates. They should have a kill button on their microphones to assure they cannot be heard. Better yet, we should bring forth respectful and professional candidates that actually answer the important questions being asked.

Ladies & Gentlemen, this is the Unites States of America. We set examples. The debates in our country any more are nothing short of National Enquirer platforms and we should ALL be ashamed. 

Someone made a comment yesterday that our younger generations should blame the older generation for ALLOWING our country to fall into the gutter and leaving them with politicians and environments they will have to pull themselves out of in the future, they are right. When are we ALL going to grow up, show respect and STOP all of this out of control government?

Crime Solvers October Edition 2016

George W. Bush's Daughter Takes Picture with Huma Abedin at Clinton Fundraiser in Paris

Barbara Bush, former President George W. Bush’s daughter, attended a fundraiser for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and snapped a picture with top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Bush posed in photos with Abedin, Vogue contributing editor Lauren Santo Domingo, actress Dakota Fanning and Vanity Fair’s Derek Blasberg at the fundraiser Saturday night, The Hill reported.

Santo Domingo posted the photo of the group online with the caption “We’re with her.”

A spokesperson for the former president as well as Clinton aides did not respond to requests for comment by CNN.

Barbara Bush is the latest in the Bush family to support Clinton.


Update On Lost Wedding Ring

Joe, many people reached out to me today about the police officer who lost his ring. Unfortunately it is not his ring. Still hoping to find the owner. Nice to know that there are so many people out there who want to help. Thanks

'DEATH LIST' AND IRS RAVAGED 'WOMEN OF CLINTON' 'When you investigate all scandals ... you find dead people'

It’s a sordid tale of two Bills: In both cases, dozens of women say they were sexually victimized by powerful men and threatened to stay silent about the traumatic assaults.

But there’s a crucial difference between the two scenarios involving actor and comedian Bill Cosby and former President Bill Clinton.

Women in Clinton’s past were targeted by the IRS and reportedly found themselves on death lists.

Clinton paramour Monica Lewinsky and Lewinsky confidante Linda Tripp – who secretly recorded phone conversations about the White House intern’s trysts with the president – found their names on those death lists.

Meanwhile, Clinton’s female sex-assault accusers were audited by the IRS – including Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick. Also added to the list of IRS targets was actress and former Miss America Elizabeth Ward Gracen, who had sex with Clinton in 1983 and was warned to keep quiet about the affair.

Clinton body count: ‘You find dead people’



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Lastest Information On Hurricane Matthew

Here is the latest information on Major Hurricane Matthew as of 5 AM EDT. Matthew is a Category 3 Hurricane with max winds of 125 mph and is moving to the N at 10 mph. The storm is located just north of the eastern tip of Cuba.

The most recent forecast has shifted the track of Matthew further southeast, bringing the greatest impacts near the coast and offshore. However, there is still plenty of uncertainty on how Matthew will impact the region.

SPD Press Release - (Weekly Shoplifting Arrests) 10-5-16

A Viewer Writes: This Is Pretty Darned Accurate

Recently I received another questionnaire and request for money from the Republican Party and strongly agree with every question, as I have since Obama was elected.

Unfortunately the one question that was missing is: What have the Republicans done for the American people?

We gave you a majority in the House and Senate, and you never listened to us. Now you want our money, my money, more money. You should be more concerned about our votes, not our money.

You are the establishment which means all you want is to save your jobs and line your pockets

Well guess what? It's not going to happen.

You might think we are fools because you feel Trump is on a self-destruct course, but look beyond Washington and listen to the masses. Nobody has achieved what he has, especially in the state of New York.

Here's why I want Trump.
Yes, he's a bit of an ass; yes, he's an egomaniac; but I don't care.
The country is a mess because politicians suck.
The Republican Party is two-faced and gutless, and illegals are everywhere.
I want it all fixed!
I don't care that Trump is crude.
I don't care that he insults people.
I don't care that he has changed positions.
I don't care that he's been married 3 times.
I don't care that he fights with Megan Kelly and Rosie O’Donnell.
I don't care that he doesn't know the name of some Muslim terrorist.

Our country has become weak, and bankrupt. Our enemies are making fun of us. We are being invaded by illegals. We are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo and Hassid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don't even recognize the country we were born and raised in, "AND I JUST WANT IT FIXED."

And Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what We The People want and need.

I'm sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and sick of illegals. I just want this thing fixed.

Trump may not be a saint, but he doesn't have lobbyist money controlling him; he doesn't have political correctness restraining him; all you know is that he has been very successful; a good negotiator; he has built a lot of things; and, he's also not a politician.

And, he says he'll fix it. And, I believe him because he is too much of an egotist to be proven wrong or looked at and called a liar.

I don't care if the guy has bad hair.


The Understanding Of A Liberal

Yes, Hasan was born in Sweden but moved to America. Is Hasan Sweden or American?

Liberal: American! And yes, Misho is a fish. 

Battling The Leading Cause Of Death For Women – Heart Disease

When researchers in the Netherlands recently compiled data from 32 studies involving more than 300,000 women, they reached a disturbing conclusion.

Women who experience early menopause – before the age of 45 – face an increased risk for heart disease and premature death.

“This is why women who go into early menopause need to pay special attention to their lifestyle choices and habits,” says Mache Seibel, M.D., a leading American expert on menopause and author of The Estrogen Window(

Those same women also should explore the possibility of taking estrogen, which in addition to its other benefits can help reduce the risk of death from heart disease, he says.

It’s a point worth making any time, but is especially appropriate in October, which is World Menopause Month, with Oct. 18 being World Menopause Day.

Estrogen therapy, typically used to minimize menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, irritability and weight gain, has been controversial.

More than a decade ago, the Women’s Health Initiative advised menopausal women to stop using estrogen because of a reported increase in breast cancer, strokes and heart attacks.

Since then, flaws and limitations with the WHI study have come to light, reversing some of the thinking in the medical community.

“Estrogen is safe and beneficial for the majority of women if taken in the estrogen window,” Seibel says. In fact, estrogen, if taken in the estrogen window, can lower the risk of death from heart disease.

The “estrogen window” represents the ideal time to begin estrogen replacement. The window opens the moment a woman enters menopause. Exactly when it closes is more difficult to determine, Seibel says. Generally, it’s a 10-year time frame, but that can vary and women should have ongoing discussions with their physicians, he says.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women so it’s critical that they and their doctors understand the role estrogen plays in reducing that risk, Seibel says.

A few facts women need to keep in mind include:

Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims October as Maryland Manufacturing, Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Issues Statewide Proclamations Stressing the Importance of the Manufacturing and Cybersecurity Industries to Maryland’s Economy

Governor Larry Hogan has issued two statewide proclamations announcing the month of October as Manufacturing and Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Maryland. Maryland is home to more than 3,600 manufacturing companies and 1,200 private-sector cybersecurity companies, in addition to world-class facilities including the U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. The state’s manufacturing industry employs more than 100,000 workers, while the rapidly growing cybersecurity industry employs more than 42,000 Marylanders.

“Maryland has a storied history in manufacturing, and we are proud that this vital industry continues to thrive in our great state. We are also excited that Maryland is leading in creating the jobs of the future as the nation's epicenter of cybersecurity,” said Governor Hogan. “Both of these industries provide access to high quality, high paying jobs in our communities, making our economy stronger and providing a better quality of life for all Marylanders.”

Since Governor Hogan took office in January 2015, Maryland manufacturing jobs have increased by 2.8 percent, which is the largest percentage increase out of any state in the region. January 2016 was also the first time that Maryland has seen positive year-to-year manufacturing job growth since January 1998.

Governor Hogan has pursued creative and common-sense initiatives that would grow Maryland’s manufacturing industry. During the 2016 legislative session, the Hogan administration introduced the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative to address chronic unemployment while attracting more manufacturing jobs to the state. This innovative legislation would eliminate the state corporate income tax for new manufacturers who commit to bringing jobs where unemployment is the highest — areas such as Baltimore City, Western Maryland, and the lower Eastern Shore.

Maryland is also home to an unparalleled cybersecurity community, ranking first in the nation in the concentration of information technology workers, intensity of academic research and development, high-tech share of all businesses, and STEM job creation. Maryland was also the first state to establish a dedicated commission—the Maryland Commission on Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence—which develops strategies to protect against cyber-attacks and promote cyber innovation and job creation. Today, the state contains 74 federal laboratories—more than twice as many as any other state—over 60 federal agencies, and Maryland receives nearly $17 billion in federal research funding, eclipsing all other states in both dollar amount and on a per capita basis.

Since entering office, Governor Hogan has gone on economic development trade missions to South Korea and Israel, where he touted Maryland's strong manufacturing and cybersecurity industries to encourage investment in the state. These efforts have met with numerous successes, including major defense company ELTA Systems Ltd. announcing it was tripling its footprint in Maryland and adding up to 50 new manufacturing and cybersecurity jobs during the governor's Israel trade mission in September.

Tax Expert: All Journalists Proved About Donald Trump's 1995 Return Was Their Own Ignorance

Tax preparer and Forbes contributor Ryan Ellis writes that “professional” journalists’ hot takes about Donald Trump’s 1995 tax return show how little they know about taxes and business.

From Forbes:

To state the obvious, political reporters don’t know a damned thing about taxes. I know this–believe me (to channel my inner Donald). Part of what I do for a living is prepare people’s taxes in the Washington, DC area. As an Enrolled Agent, I run into all sorts of clients. The most political (that is, horse race/hot take) clients compete with performing artists for the least amount of knowledge when it comes to taxes. I’ve even had some of them forget to bring their W-2s to a tax session.

That ignorance was on display in vivid colors over the weekend. We were told that this tricky NOL was some sort of “loophole” that only super-rich bad guys like Donald Trump got to use. We were told that this relieved him of having to pay taxes for 18 years, a laughably arbitrary, made up number that is the tautological output of simple arithmetic and wild assumptions.

In fact, a net operating loss is very common in businesses. As Alan Cole of the Tax Foundation pointed out this morning, about 1 million taxpayers had an NOL in 1995. It results from business deductions exceeding business income in a particular year. Under tax rules, this loss can be carried back up to two years, and carried forward up to twenty years. If this is a “loophole,” what are these political reporters suggesting? That a business loss should simply be eaten by the taxpayer? That Uncle Sam should be a full partner in your profits but not in your losses? How is that fair?