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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Salisbury City Council Agenda & Packet for 4-24-17

BREAKING NEWS The pro-E.U. Emmanuel Macron appears headed for a runoff with the far-right Marine Le Pen in the French presidential race

In France’s most consequential election in recent history, voters on Sunday endorsed Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen — one a political novice, the other a far-right firebrand — both outsiders but with starkly different visions for the country, early returns and projections indicated.

The result was a full-throated rebuke of France’s traditional mainstream parties, setting the country on an uncertain path at a critical moment when France’s election could also decide the future of the European Union. The two candidates appeared to be headed to a runoff on May 7.

Can You See Liberals Saying This?

Mother of All...

Liberals Would Have You Believe It's This Easy!

Dog Found In Fruitland

Found dog in Fruitland Maryland on Camden Avenue. 443-614-8963

City of Salisbury Will Be Leaving The County Government Office Building

While I have been saying this for years, it seems we are getting closer to a reality when it comes to the City of Salisbury leaving the GOB within the next two years. 

Of course I predicted this. I had stated that they would sell off the parking lots Downtown for peanuts and land a deal with the buyers to rent space from them. How else can they keep the Good Ol' Boy system in place. Sell to your friends for next to nothing and reward them with monthly rent that would guarantee them a successful investment.

So expect an announcement that Mayor Day will cut a deal with Gillis Gilkerson, (or whatever they are called now) for construction to begin on parking lot 1, (2 hour free parking lot) because THREE Mayors refused to pay the $1.00 to own 1/2 of the current GOB. It just never ends around here. 

Who Can Solve This?

County Councilman Dodd Asks

Larry Dodd, Wicomico County Councilman
10 hrs ·

Question to County home owners. Do you want to be annexed into the City of Salisbury or any municipality for water and sewer services if several lots around you have a failing septic system?

On Bill O'Reilly, IT'S ABOUT TIME!

While I know many of our viewers have enjoyed Bill O'Reilly over the years, I get that. However, there is no place ANYWHERE in America where a man can sexually abuse any woman. 

So FOX made a clear choice, we're not going to take this crap any more. Good for FOX. Clearly there was overwhelming evidence as well as some 50 sponsors who stepped in and canceled their ads, enough was enough.

So as far as Salisbury News goes, we're done with Bill O'Reilly and we are not going to get involved in the BS let's feel sorry for Bill. He's done and so are we. Everyone simply needs to move on.

A Viewer Writes: Please Help!

I was hoping you could raise some awareness on this situation. My sister is a 16 year old sophomore at James M. Bennett High School. Today, the school took her out of her classes, sat her in the office, made her miss her lunch, and finally threatened to suspend her for wearing a rainbow skirt. Mind you, she identifies as gay. She gets bullied and attacked for this, and today was told that she wouldn't have been called a fag had she not been as open about her sexuality. I've read the Tinker vs. Des Moines case, and a rainbow color skirt, worn by a female of any sexuality, does not cause disruption of any sort except to those who are inconsiderate and cause disruptions anyway. There are children being attacked, and they're more worried about a rainbow skirt. If you have different opinions, that's fine, thank you for reading, but I know a lot of people in Salisbury read your page, and it would be awesome to shed some light on this situation.


As Seen On Facebook: 80% Rentals Too

A Viewer Writes: Princess Anne Police


I was shown a photo of a local eastern shore police officer that has posed on social media in such a manner than does not depict the best image of law enforcement. With the current climate against law enforcement to pose with your weapon drawn in view of citizens requires officers to have to complete a report and file a use of force report. This agency in particular has that same policy. The current Chief of the Princess Anne Police Department has taken part in investigations that led to the termination of a Somerset County Deputy by posting pictures of the Patch and Badge on Social Media. It seems unfit and unbecoming to allow such behavior to occur from an officer who continually acts in a manner unbecoming of a person who upholds the laws of the State of Maryland and the Town of Princess Anne. Some other actions of his that have been overlooked is unlawfully entering a residence and was found when the tenant returned home early.

Teen arrested after allegedly dropping F-bomb in public

An F-bomb landed an 18-year-old in jail and now he could spend more than a month behind bars.

Deputies in Louisiana arrested Jared Dylan Smith after they say he yelled the profanity next to a 75-year-old woman and quote, "clearly disturbed her peace."

No one else heard it, and Smith denies it happened, but he was arrested and spent a night in jail.


In Morgan’s memory: Friends, co-workers uniting in narcotics K-9 purchase

MILLSBORO – Spirit and memory of a young Salisbury woman whose life was lost to heroin overdose will live on in efforts to sniff out narcotics.

Friends, colleagues and co-workers from Intervet/Merck Animal Health in Millsboro are joining forces for a fundraiser supporting the purchase of the Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force’s new K-9 officer.

The specially-trained narcotics K-9 officer’s name is Morgan, named in memory of 21-year-old Morgan Taylor, who died Jan. 13, 2017 from a heroin overdose.


Please Mr. Trump, Deport This Biotch!

A Viewer Writes: Intersection of Parker Road and Phillip Morris Drive

Hi Joe,

I drive down Old Ocean City Road most days coming home from work. The intersection of Parker Road and Phillip Morris Drive desperately needs a left-turn signal. Those of us going straight through have to wait for turning cars, and they have blocked off the area to the right of the traffic lane so no one can pass. I’m tired of having to sit and wait and miss lights. Can you publish this and see if you can get some support? Thanks.

Maxine Waters demands Trump’s impeachment at Tax March event

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) joined protesters at Saturday’s Tax March in Washington and called for President Trump to be impeached.

Protesters all across the country are gathering on the traditionally recognized deadline to file taxes, April 15, and demanding for Trump to release his tax returns.

The California congresswoman gave a speech to a fired-up crowd and vocalized her support for the president to be impeached. which she has frequently advocated since he took office.


Homicide On Booth Street

A viewer sent in a message saying there's been a homicide on Booth Street in Salisbury. A black male dead at the scene.

I Just Don't Understand Why Local Media Is Targeting Executive Culver On Fire Department Agreement

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day knew exactly what he was getting into with Wicomico County. In fact, it was the City who came forward under Jim Ireton years ago with a "nuclear option". Jake followed suit with the same kind of threats.

Culver was wise enough to hire an outside firm to audit the very questionable and inflated numbers and came to learn his instincts were absolutely correct.

That being said, Day and Fire Chief Hoppes knew well ahead of time that the County, (based on nuclear threats) would build their Volunteer divisions and use such County funds to do so. 

Now, (all of a sudden) your local media is making it look like Culver screwed the City Volunteers by taking away County funds. What I see is, the local media is already trying to start an anti Culver campaign. God Forbid a fiscally responsible republican be in office. If ANY fingers need to be pointed, they need to be directed at the Boy Mayor who has no business background and screwed his own Volunteers. Fortunately there's Salisbury News to call out the rest of the media and their Fake News.

Don't think for a second, (especially after WBOC's hit piece this morning) that the County isn't giving money to the City, they are. The City is simply getting $30,000.00 less then they had been receiving in years past, negotiated and agreed upon by the Mayor.

Finally, (what your local media also haven't informed you of) the City of Salisbury has until July 1, 2017 to purchase two pump trucks at Station 16 and Station 2 OR they are in violation and they will completely lose their Volunteers in the entire City. 

Bill O'Reilly: 'Tremendously disheartening' to leave Fox News over 'completely unfounded claims' of sexual harassment

Bill O'Reilly broke his silence over his Fox News firing to call it "tremendously disheartening" to be leaving "due to completely unfounded claims" in his sexual harassment scandal.

"Over the past 20 years at Fox News, I have been extremely proud to launch and lead one of the most successful news programs in history, which has consistently informed and entertained millions of Americans and significantly contributed to building Fox into the dominant news network in television," O'Reilly said in a statement. "It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims. But that is the unfortunate reality many of us in the public eye must live with today. I will always look back on my time at Fox with great pride in the unprecedented success we achieved and with my deepest gratitude to all my dedicated viewers. I wish only the best for Fox News Channel."

Parent company 21st Century Fox announced earlier Wednesday that it had determined that O'Reilly "will not return to the Fox News Channel" after multiple women's stories of sexual harassment came to light.


Multiple Cops Heading To Salvation Army Area In Salisbury 4-19-17

Witnesses said there were at least 12 cop cars heading to the Salvation Army, Salisbury Middle School area for what we've been told was a large fight about to break out between teenagers and adults. 

Large-scale J-1 student housing approved

In the first time in Ocean City history, a boarding house will be created with the goal of housing many international student workers while they work at resort businesses in the summertime.

Following an hour-long discussion, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved a site plan to convert roughly 5,900 square feet of the 10,950-square-foot commercial space on 84th Street into a 15-room lodging house that would accommodate 56 student workers.

The preliminary plans called for 16-bedroom facility that would house 72 J-1 visa students, all of whom would work at the Ropewalk Restaurant on 82nd Street this summer. Four students would be put in a bedroom, each sized at 160 square feet with closet space, which is accordance to Ocean City’s building code. Few of the bedrooms would have windows, but the building would have a sprinkler system.

Some commission members had reservations on the final project.

“Prison cells have more amenities than this,” Commission member Palmer Gillis told Chris Reda, the Ropewalk owner and site plan applicant. “I have a hard time seeing four people living in rooms like this.”


Ugly Truth

By Thornton Crowe

Noticing the Left's temper tantrum continuing into the third month of Trump's presidency, something occurred to me the other day as I watched the so-called Feminists like Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)  go off on the Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) operation launched on ISIS base camps last week.

What kind of self-proclaimed feminist promotes groups known for abusing women in their culture (as well as others?) Hence, this makes the Liberals look even more unhinged and out of touch with reality than they normally do because you can't support terrorists and still maintain your argument for equality.

In reality, if these feminists were in the predominantly Muslim countries, they wouldn't hold elected offices, be wealthy in their own right or even be able to divorce their abusive husbands. We've all seen the stories coming out about Muslims' abuse of women but feminists appear to have turned a blind cheek and decided to ignore the ugly truth.

What will they do when it becomes a reality in America should judicial activist judges get their way? Will they want their daughters dowsed with acid or set on fire? Are they prepared to attend their daughter's funeral after she's been stoned to death for being raped by her husband or his friend(s)?

At what point do the Feminists in America wake up to the cold reality of what Muslim women have endured for centuries?  Do they really think these situations are just isolated?

Look at Germany and Sweden right now. If the refugee violence against women in those countries were merely isolated incidents by a few bad eggs, why would their governments specifically instruct their news to censor the real crime statistics? Why would they attempt to mislead their own people and the world about the situation while the statistics for refugee crime continue to surge beyond the terrorist attacks that have high profile status on all news networks?

Liberals believe the general public is relatively stupid and they don't understand the reality of what's really going on with groups like ISIS. They want us to believe that Islam is a religion of Peace, when even Thomas Jefferson back in the 1800s understood, Islam is an entire belief system where religion is only a small, tiny fraction of a massive political system. And yet, the Feminists continue to rally against the Trump's administration in order to promote an ideology who sees them as expendable slaves and would kill them in a heartbeat!

Feminists live in this victimization where they have no equality in their minds, yet they flagrantly ignore real victims who have nothing close to what they enjoy here in our society! Does this hypocrisy at some point, bleed through all the high-brow rhetoric and balderdash?

Thought I'd add this graphic (2011 before mass refugee spread through Europe) so you can see the seriousness of this issue. Note the countries with highest rape/domestic abuse rates. It is no accident that Mexico and the Middle East have a high volume of Rape and Sexual Assaults on Women! Do your homework, you'll learn the truth is truly the Ugly Truth!

I implore local Feminists to take this opportunity here to explain themselves in the comments below. Would be interested to hear their explanation for their brazen complicity in this horrendous violence against women while touting equality here in America.

Something tells me, none of the feminists will take me up on this offer...

Justified or Jerks?

This Is Just Completely Out Of Line!

It never ceases to amaze me how ridiculous (or should I say lazy) some people are.

Every WalMart on the Eastern Shore is kind enough to dedicate space for recycling bins at their locations. When I see images like above I get so ticked off it isn't funny. 

Dumping household materials at these locations is abusing the kindness of each and every business and here's what I'm going to ask of you. Please take cell phone pictures of ANYONE you see dumping NON RECYCLABLES at these locations and forward them to me. 

While I was putting my recyclables into the bins, one guy took his car floor mats and threw them into the plastic bin. Then he dumped luggage into the bin as well. When I said something to him he copped an attitude and walked away. Perhaps each County can start placing trail cams to stop these abusers.

Keep in mind, these businesses aren't going to keep allowing these bins on their lots if people keep abusing it. The quickest way to stop this is to snap pictures of the people illegally dumping and set some examples.

Detective Opens Recovery House In Salisbury

SALISBURY – An Ocean Pines Police detective in search of answers to the growing heroin epidemic has opened a new recovery house in Salisbury with the support of family, friends and community members.

Tish Ottey, founder of the new Douglas K. Hamilton House for Recovery, said she realized the need for additional resources after the heroin epidemic made its way into the Ocean Pines community in 2012. The arrests that shortly followed, she said, was a concern.

“As police officers, I thought we should know the answers,” she said, “and I was at a loss.”

Ottey explained that police officers weren’t aware of resources available to the addicts and concerned family members.

“It’s something we as police officers have been dealing with for some time,” she said.

Last year, Ottey joined the Worcester County Warriors Against Opiate Addiction in an effort to learn about and provide resources.


Al Sharpton: Bill O'Reilly acted like a spokesman for white nationalism

Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly was a promoter of white nationalism says Rev. Al Sharpton, who was reacting O'Reilly's ouster from Fox News Wednesday amid a sexual harassment scandal.

During an interview on MSNBC, Sharpton, who has his own show on the network, discussed his contentious relationship with O'Reilly. Among the name calling and insults O'Reilly has flung at Sharpton over the years, the time he was called a "race hustler" was brought up, and host Chris Hayes asked if he though O'Reilly was a race hustler.

Sharpton said he wouldn't sink to name calling, but contended that O'Reilly "certainly promoted a very clear and in no way nuanced white nationalism, and saying he said the white establishment, like he was a spokesman for it."



SALISBURY — The Salisbury Police Department is asking for the local public’s assistance in locating missing 17 year old David Parker out of the Salisbury, Maryland area.

David was last seen on April 8, 2017. No other details available.


• GENDER: Male.
• HAIR: Brown.
• EYES: Brown.
• HEIGHT: 6 feet.
• WEIGHT: 149 pounds.


Just In: Right After O'Reilly Leaves Fox News, Shock Report Emerges About Sean Hannity

"... shift the network in another direction."

In the wake of Bill O’Reilly’s ouster from Fox News, speculation is now turning to the future of veteran Fox host Sean Hannity.

Speaking on MSNBC, New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters suggested that at a time when the upper management of Fox is trying to make changes whether Hannity, whose eponymous show airs at 10 p.m., can survive.

“I think you have to look at somebody like Sean Hannity and question whether or not his almost propaganda-like attitude and programming every night is going to be acceptable in the minds of the family which is clearly trying to shift the network in another direction,” Peters said.


Hate Crime Charges Dropped Against Baltimore Teens Who Burned Trump Sign

State attorneys have decided not to prosecute two Baltimore-area women on arson and hate crime charges stemming from an incident where they allegedly lit a “Make America Great Again” sign on fire, court officials tell the Daily Dot.

D’Asia R. Perry and Joy M. Shuford, both 19, were arrested in connection to the incident last week. Authorities alleged that the two women “intentionally set the billboard on fire due to political differences with the billboard postings.”

Perry and Shuford were charged with arson and committing a hate crime—but state officials have decided not to prosecute those charges, Somerset County District Court clerks told the Daily Dot.

Officials felt charging the women with a hate crime was warranted because they allegedly burnt it “with discrimination or malice toward a particular group, or someone’s belief,” the Baltimore Sun reported.


A Viewer Writes: Dover Pools

I was wondering if you would post my complaint about dover pools on your site.

I purchased a pool from dover pools in Salisbury the process there was good. It was the installation side that's horrible. My trouble stated the first day when the install crew who didn't show up until 1pm all the while I missed a full day of work started their immediate shakedown of money for grading. After getting that straightened out still not to my satisfaction but wanting to move forward. They left at 4pm unfinished, I received a call stating they would return in a week to finish. It's now noon 1 week and 1 day later because of again rescheduling and another day of missed work no crew no pool and a messed up yard. I just wanted to let everyone else know maybe look at another pool company for their project. I am including pics of my install and what an install should look like.

Fox News has dropped Bill O’Reilly, its biggest star, after numerous sexual harassment cases cost advertising and spurred protests

Bill O’Reilly has been forced out of his position as a prime-time host on Fox News, the company said on Wednesday, after the disclosure of multiple settlements involving sexual harassment allegations against him. His ouster brings an abrupt and embarrassing end to his two-decade reign as one of the most popular and influential commentators in television.

WSJ: Fox News Will Cut Ties With Bill O'Reilly

Fox News Channel is poised to end the 21-year tenure of Bill O'Reilly on the news cabler amid a cascade of sexual harassment allegations.

O'Reilly's exit from the network he has been with almost since its inception is expected to be official later this week. The Murdoch clan that controls Fox News had originally backed its top-rated host, but the drumbeat of allegations of harassment from multiple women during the past three weeks has proven untenable for parent company 21st Century Fox.


Men's Journal: 101 Best Beers in America

The 101 Best Beers in America

It’s taken us a while to get here, but no matter where in these Unites States of America you may find yourself, there is now simply no set of circumstances under which you should be forced to drink bad beer. From minor league baseball stadiums to world-famous sporting arenas; from backyard BBQs to high-end restaurants; from dive bars to state-of-the-art breweries; convenience stores, gas stations, super markets, car washes... craft beer is all around us, and not just in the fancy coastal regions. There's not a state in the union where you'd have to resort to drinking the swill that was shoved down our throat for the better part of the 20th century — here are the beers we'd seek out in each state.

Check out the full list here:

Maxine Waters: Bill O'Reilly needs psychological help

Rep. Maxine Waters cheered Bill O'Reilly's ouster from Fox News on Wednesday amid a sexual harassment scandal. She said the former host suffers from a psychological ailment and needs help.

During an interview on CNN, the California Democrat said that, despite the longtime success of his evening talkshow program, O'Reilly is "not going to be recorded favorably in history."

"Unfortunately, he was a man who made tremendous sums of money, had a huge show and really there's something wrong with him psychologically. He obviously could not sustain relationships," Waters said.

She added that she hopes O'Reilly seeks some help and hopes the women who accused O'Reilly of sexual harassment "feel good about the justice they are receiving."


Heavily armed Muslim warns U.S. public: 'Be terrified'

A Muslim man entered a private gathering of Christians in a hotel ballroom in South Dakota, started cursing and livestreaming video on Facebook of the event and then, after he was ushered out, displayed multiple firearms and issued statements the speakers say were a direct threat to their safety.

The man, wearing a t-shirt that said, “I’m American, I’m a Muslim, I open carry, I conceal carry, and I’m dangerous only if you’re stupid,” was approached by a security guard and told to leave.

Once back in his car, he brandished an arsenal of weapons, including two military-style rifles with loaded magazines and three handguns, and made several threats of “Be scared, be F—ing scared. Be terrified.” Again, it was all livestreamed on Facebook while parked in the conference center parking lot.

To the surprise of the conference organizers in Sioux Falls, after reviewing the videos, police chose not to charge the man with any crime. The state’s attorney says he’s still investigating but didn’t see anything criminal in nature on the videos. 


Resistance Forming Over Trump EPA Cuts That Would Cut Chesapeake Bay Funding

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s a President Donald Trump proposal that threatens to gut efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.

Alex DeMetrick reports, there’s a resistance forming just over the Bay Bridge, aiming to stop the budget cut before it happens.

“I’m tired of defense,” says Senator Ben Cardin. “It’s only been two months.”

Two months, that is, since the president released his budget plans. His EPA budget proposal, in particular, would eliminate $73 million the agency spends to head up the Chesapeake Bay Program.


The Obamas just took a luxurious cruise with Oprah and Bruce Springsteen on this billionaire producer's yacht

The billionaire entertainment mogul David Geffen has set sail on his $590 million luxury yacht, Rising Sun, and as usual, he has a ton of boldface names with him, including the Obamas.

The 74-year-old mogul is known for cruising the high seas with celebrity guests. This time, he was joined by Barack and Michelle Obama, who were vacationing with Oprah Winfrey, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Hanks.


Hard working trooper is named Maryland State Police trooper of the year

Maryland State Police Trooper Charles Tittle was named trooper of the year, after his just second year as a patrol trooper.

His statistics are impressive. Last year, he made 1,010 traffic stops and issued 1,400 citations last year. He was named the barrack trooper of the month seven times last year. He is stationed in North East, MD.

Trooper Tittle also arrested 60 impaired drivers and arrested 109 people wanted on warrants He responded to almost 2,000 calls for service and recovered seven firearms during traffic stops.


Second Arrest for Fire Involving a Billboard Sign In Somerset County

Second Arrest for Fire Involving a Billboard Sign

  SOMERSET COUNTY, April 17, 2017 - An ongoing investigation by the State Fire Marshal's Office and Princess Anne Police Department has lead to a second arrest in reference to a fire involving a billboard sign. The incident occurred on April 14th in the area of 12138 Carole Lane in Princess Anne of Somerset County. On Saturday, April 15th, Joy M. Shuford (19) of Owings Mills, voluntarily turned herself in for her involvement in the incident. Shuford was taken into custody at the Princess Anne Police Department and subsequently charged. She was charged with Second Degree Arson, four counts of Second Degree Malicious Burning, six counts of Second Degree Malicious Destruction of Property, Trespassing, Obstruction & Hindering, and the Commission of a Hate Crime. Shuford was released on a $20,000 unsecured bond. 
       The initial incident caused damage to a billboard sign identified as a campaign ad for President Trump. The fire spread to vegetation in the immediate area but was quickly controlled by the Princess Anne Fire Department. Damages due to the fire are estimated to be $800.

Beach View Matters With Wind Turbines

Offshore wind can’t come at the expense of tourism, and there’s no question more people would be turned off by the sight of hundreds of wind turbines off the coast than find it appealing.

On the surface, it may seem narrow minded of the Ocean City Mayor and Council to frown on the plan proposed last week by US Wind Inc. simply because of the visual. However, that would ironically be a shortsighted stance.

The beach is the No. 1 asset Ocean City has to offer. Without a clean and safe beach and world-class ocean views — as is the case currently — there is no tourism. Sure, there are other reasons to come to Ocean City, such as fishing, special events, golfing, dining, the amusements, the Boardwalk and partying, but the beach is the brightest and most critical jewel in the town’s proverbial crown.


Remember When Obama & Clinton Said...

...the Middle Eastern Refugees were mostly women and children?

Well, here's the ugly truth about that lie as well. My question is, why aren't these 'men' fighting for their countries' freedom from tyranny rather than running away like cowards?


Chelsea: America Was Just Too Sexist To Elect My Mom

Chelsea Clinton, the entitled snowflake who once made $600,000 to produce "feel-good pieces" for NBC News and now lives in a $10 million "luxury fortress" in Manhattan, has some complaints to air.

The former first daughter, now sucking off the Clinton Foundation teat, says America was just too sexist to vote for her mom. There, she said it. Sorry, not sorry.

Clinton said she was “not surprised” to see just how sexist America is -- which she said she learned by driving around to campaign stops in a limousine before boarding the private jet bound for the next horribble "fly over" spot on the trail.

“I’m deeply saddened,” Chelsea said recently, according to Heat Street. “I think it’s important for us to realize we can’t take progress for granted. Progress has to be continually defended as well as advanced. I think about this multiple times a day.”