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Saturday, May 06, 2017

1950 Chevy with 437 miles

More Pictures At the bottom Of Post
When was the last time you saw a 6 volt battery? What got me was
the seat covers ...remember? Well you youngsters won't, but us
oldsters will. The oil filter is the blue can with yellow top, you could stick a roll of toilet paper in there.

The air filter is the oil bath type, the bottom portion is filled with oiland when you cleaned it you replaced the oil and clean the sump
and mesh wire filter.

1950 Chevrolet Club Coupe, 437 original miles, only three owners.

Check out the dealer installed "oil filter", the rusty carb, and you can even see the spark plugs if they need to be changed.

Purchased new by Mr. And Mrs. Jessie Trueblood of Modesto, CA.
Shortly after purchasing this car, Mr. Trueblood took a day off to go
fishing. While waiting for the "big one" to bite he witnessed a woman fall out of her boat.

White South Africans Are Preparing For "Removal of All Whites Within Five Years"

Back in March, the President of South Africa made a shocking suggestion, which left many white landowners fearing that they may face a race war in the near future. In a speech, Jacob Zuma announced that he wanted the government to begin confiscating white owned lands, before redistributing them to black South Africans.

Zuma wants a “pre-colonial land audit of land use and occupation patterns” to help decide which lands need to be taken, and has said that “We need to accept the reality that those who are in parliament where laws are made, particularly the black parties, should unite because we need a two-thirds majority to effect changes in the constitution.”

It’s believed that Zuma is calling for this radical action in response to the rise of a rival political party known as the Economic Freedom Fighters, who have long called for the confiscation of white owned lands.

Obviously, this kind of talk doesn’t bode well for the future of South Africa. You have the leaders of the first and third most popular political parties, both of which promote socialist ideas, openly declaring that they want the government to steal from an entire racial group. Since these political parties wouldn’t be in power unless they had some degree of popular support, it’s clear that black South Africans are increasingly turning against their white neighbors. It’s a perfect recipe for genocide.


Worcester County Rabies Clinic May 10th and 11th

Eating Boogers Is Good For You

It might be wise to look away now if you are eating or have a weak stomach, but scientists have discovered that ingesting boogers is good for teeth, and overall health.

Scientists at a number of universities including Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say parents should not discourage their children from picking their noses because they contain 'a rich reservoir of good bacteria.'

Eating snot can also prevent bacteria from sticking to teeth, according to the article published in the journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

The findings even suggest snot could defend against respiratory infections, stomach ulcers and even HIV.

The researchers are even working on a synthetic mucus toothpaste and chewing gum to harness the dental benefits of bogies.

More here (you want ALL the facts, don't you? :-)

Registration Now Open For Ocean City Youth Camps

OCEAN CITY — Registration is off and running for Ocean City’s summer youth camp season, as the Recreation and Parks Department is offering the largest variety of camps in the area.

Ocean City’s day camps – both Camp Horizon (ages 5 to 12) and Scamper Camp (ages 3.5 to 5) – continue to be the most popular among residents, as parents choose to rely on the heavy dose of entertainment and social activities administered to their children while they work. Yet, it is the large variety of sports, art, science and camps on both the beach and bay that has gained increasing attention over the past few years among both residents and visitors alike.

Back by popular demand are both boys’ and girls’ lacrosse camps, For the Love of Soccer Camp (led for over 30 years by former Baltimore Blast player and coach Bobby McAvan), and skate camp, held at the Ocean Bowl Skate Park downtown. Other returning favorites include beach volleyball, golf, tennis, flag football, basketball and fishing. Science camps round out the schedule, including opportunities to build both robots and rockets, as well as let imaginations run wild building Legos.


Church Organist Admits He Vandalized His Own Church with Trump and Nazi Slogans

An Indiana community was shocked after a local church was vandalized with Nazi slogans and Donald Trump graffiti, but now police say it is a hate crime hoax and the church was not attacked by an outsider. They have charged the congregation’s own organist, a Hillary supporter and gay activist, for the crime.

After St. David’s Episcopal Church in Bean Blossom, Indiana, was vandalized, many suspected they were targeted by KKK members or a Nazi group. Members of the church urged police to investigate the incident as a hate crime, WTHR Channel 13 reported.

But after an investigation, the Brown County prosecuting attorney’s office shocked the congregation by charging the church’s own organist, 26-year-old George Nathaniel Stang of Bloomington.

It was immediately thought to be a hate crime because the small Episcopal Church is a progressive congregation that welcomes gays. The graffiti spray painted on the church walls read “Heil Trump” and “Fag Church.”

More here

Wicomico County Budget Session Monday, May 8, 2017


Monday, May 8, 2017
Government Office Building
125 N. Division Street, Room 301
Salisbury, Maryland 21801

 10:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. – SWED – Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development
10:45 A.M. –  11:45 A.M. – Board of Education
1:00 P.M.  – 1: 45 P.M. – Public Works (Roads/Solid Waste)

Health Insurers in Maryland Request Premium Rate Hikes as High as 150%

Health care insurers in Maryland have requested premium rate hikes as high as 150.83 percent for next year, according to the state's insurance administration.

The five insurers in the individual market requested three different rates to the insurance commissioner, which included a minimum rate increase, a maximum rate increase, and an average rate increase.

The insurers serving the individual market in Maryland include CareFirst BlueChoice, Inc., CareFirst of Maryland, Inc., Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co., Evergreen Health, Inc., and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States.

While Kaiser requested a minimum rate increase of 9.13 percent, Cigna requested a max premium rate increase of 150.83 percent. The average rate increase for the five insurers who submitted rate increases on the individual market ranged from 18.08 to 58.80 percent.

With these average rate increases, a 40-year-old nonsmoker who purchases the lowest-cost silver plan will see his average premium increase from $359.25 to $714.95, before any subsidies.


Maryland Casinos Generate $135.7 Million in Revenue During April

MGM National Harbor brings in more than $49.9 million

(BALTIMORE) – Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced April 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County, and MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County. Maryland’s casinos totaled $135,714,016 in revenue during April 2017 – an increase of $31,822,792, or 30.6%, compared to the April 2016 figure of $103,891,224.

In a year-to-year comparison not including MGM National Harbor, which opened on Dec. 8, 2016, statewide casino revenue in April 2017 decreased by $18,121,282, or 17.4%.

MGM National Harbor generated $49,944,074 from both slot machines and table games in April. Gross gaming revenue per unit per day in April at MGM National Harbor was: $278.58 for slot machines, $5,813.39 for banked table games and $1,483.56 for non-banked table games. MGM National Harbor operates 3,139 slot machines and 165 (126 banked and 39 non-banked) table games.


WASHINGTON, DC—The House of Representatives today unanimously passed U.S. Representative Martha McSally’s legislation to prevent Members of Congress and their staff from being exempt from the State waiver provisions of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as amended.

“Any law we pass that applies to our constituents must apply equally to Members of Congress as well. Anything short of that is hypocrisy. Congress must abide by the laws it passes and should be treated no differently than other hardworking Americans,” said Rep. McSally. “My measure eliminates double standards by preventing Members of Congress from exempting themselves from American Health Care Act.”


The Winner of The 2017 Kentucky Derby Is...................

Always Dreaming has won the 2017 Kentucky Derby!

Lookin At Lee came in second

Battle of Midway came in third

Marylanders Reminded to Keep Fawns Wild

Removing Wild Animals is Dangerous, Illegal and Unnecessary

With late spring being the prime birthing time for white-tailed deer in the state, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds anyone who encounters a fawn to avoid disturbing it. While young deer often appear to be orphaned, in most cases the doe is nearby protecting and feeding her offspring. 

Too often, well-intentioned people find and remove fawns from the wild believing they are helping an orphaned animal.

“Removing deer from the wild and keeping them in captivity is against the law,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “Furthermore, the unnatural conditions of life in captivity can lead to malnutrition, injury and stress at the hands of well-meaning captors. Wild animals that become accustomed to humans can pose health risks and become dangerous as they mature. Let’s keep Maryland’s wildlife wild.”

Newborn fawns have almost no natural odor and their spotted, reddish-brown coats help them blend into their surroundings. Fawns instinctively lie motionless when approached by potential predators. This seemingly helpless state is a behavioral adaptation that has helped white-tailed deer survive for ages. Despite this strategy, curious fawns will sometimes wander around new surroundings.

Anyone with questions on fawns or other young wild animals are encouraged to contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services at 877-463-6497.

An Unhinged Left Doubles Down

Despite all the maddening uncertainty surrounding Donald Trump and the GOP, the 2016 election represented one of the most clarifying moments in American history: “Progressives,” the Democrat Party and their Leftmedia allies — long used to congratulating themselves for their inclusiveness, tolerance and fairness — were revealed as utter frauds.

“In the wake of the Trumpocalypse, many in the deepest blue cores have turned on those parts of America that supported the president’s election, developing oikophobia — an irrational fear of their fellow citizens,” writes Daily Beast columnist Joel Kotkin.

Not fear. Loathing. Loathing epitomized by “comedian” Stephen Colbert, who referred to Trump’s mouth as “Putin’s c—k holster” on his late-night TV show.

Loathing so intense, New Republic columnist Kevin Baker wants to separate “We Pay Our Own Damn Way” blue states from “poor” red states he hopes will wallow in misery without their leftist “benefactors.” “We have funded massive infrastructure projects in your rural counties, subsidized your schools and your power plants and your nursing homes, sent you entire industries, and simultaneously absorbed the most destitute, unskilled, and oppressed portions of your populations, white and black alike,” he writes. “All of which, it turns out, only left you more bitter, white, and alt-right than ever.”

More bitter than Baker himself?


Recent Enforcement Effort at Fishing Creek Bridge Results in Charges

Nine Men Cited for Striped Bass Violations

Continued late-night enforcement at Fishing Creek Bridge in Dorchester County by the Maryland Natural Resources Police resulted in nine men being charged with illegal fishing and 154 undersized striped bass being seized.

On Thursday, officers charged four men with fishing in a prohibited area, keeping too many striped bass and keeping undersized fish: William Richard Chavez, 45, of Laurel; Juan Roberto Ramirez, 54, of College Park; Nery Antonio Gonzales, 31, of Beltsville; and Jose Alberto Rivera, 33, of Laurel. Fifty-six striped bass were seized.

The men are scheduled to appear in Dorchester County District Court Aug. 16. Each charge carries a maximum fine of $1,500.

On April 28 at 2 a.m., officers stopped a vehicle leaving the bridge and found 86 striped bass under the trunk floor.

Parody: Trump Voter Feels Betrayed By President After Reading 800 Pages Of Queer Feminist Theory

CBP Officers Seize More than $1M in Drugs in 24 Hours

SAN DIEGO-- During a 24-hour period at ports of entry along the California border with Mexico, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a total of 368 pounds of narcotics valued at more than $1 million.
A significant seizure occurred on Thursday at the Tecate port of entry at about 3:40 p.m., when CBP officers encountered a 24-year-old female Mexican citizen driving a 2009 Dodge Caliber and referred her the vehicle for an in-depth investigation. CBP officers utilized a density meter on vehicle’s floor and received an abnormal reading. A canine team screened the vehicle and the dog alerted to the floor area. CBP officers removed 63 packages of methamphetamine weighing 142 pounds with an estimated street value of $482,000.
Officers found 368 lbs. of meth in 24-hour period.
Officers found 368 lbs. of meth
in 24-hour period.

The second incident occurred at the Otay Mesa port of entry at about 5 p.m., when a 43-year-old male Mexican citizen driver and his two minor children in a 2016 Mazda 3, were referred for a more in-depth inspection. A canine team screened the vehicle and the dog alerted to one of the children’s seats. CBP officers removed seven packages of methamphetamine concealed in the bottom of the child’s seat. The drugs weighed eight pounds and was valued at $27,000.
During the 24-hour period from 11 a.m. yesterday to 11 a.m. today, CBP officers also intercepted 191 pounds of methamphetamine and 27 pounds of marijuana hidden inside vehicles within various locations such as, the fuel tank, spare tire and quarter panels.

New Study Reveals Future of American Police and It’s Terrifying

Even with a police-friendly President in office, things are more dangerous than ever for police officers these days. Barack Obama did a great job of turning black communities against the police. 28% of officer killings are now motivated by cop-hatred and not just the panic of trying to avoid arrest. An FBI study came out last month that shows officers are now “de-policing” in an effort to either not be killed or dragged into court. This primarily comes as a result of the Black Lives Matter movement, along with the New Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam hunting cops down and killing them. Officers now engage mostly in reactive policing, rather than pro-active engagement. And that is very, very dangerous for all of us.

The wave of protests and violence on the left towards police officers has had a chilling effect on enforcement. This makes it much more likely that officers will die in the line of duty… it also means many more innocent people will die. Obama knew this and didn’t give a crap. He was and is after all, a racist. The FBI report is entitled: “The Assailant Study – Mindsets and Behavior.” The report was written in 2016, when 64 officers were killed in 53 incidents. This pretty much started with the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, MO, in 2014.


Students suspended for "liking" racist Instagram posts sue school

SAN FRANCISCO -- A California school district suspended a high school student after racist images that included nooses drawn around the necks of a black student and coach appeared on his social media site.

But a federal lawsuit says Albany Unified School District went too far when it also disciplined four Albany High School students -- three of them Asian -- who indicated they "liked" the posts on the Instagram account. The suit, which was filed Monday in San Francisco on behalf of the students, accuses the school district of violating students' free speech rights.

CBS Sacramento reports the students say the district had no right to discipline them because the offensive posts were on a private account that had no connection with any official school activity or school account.

"This to me is no different than having a private drawing book and making some offensive drawings at home and sharing them with a couple of friends," said Alan Beck, an attorney for the four students who "liked" or commented on the offensive Instagram account. "Does the school have the right to ruin my life over something I was doing at my house?"


A Viewer Writes: In the midst of a revolution


Is it just me, or does anyone else notice that our country - and the world- is going through a major paradigm shift. Socialism style of government is being destroyed by populism because the citizens are fed up with the circling of the drain. We have the Trump victory, uprisings in Europe, a possible huge upset in France, etc. 

It's hard to see history in the making when you're in the middle of the storm, but we will look back 5, 10, 20 years from now and see how important our efforts have been against the establishment/ status quo / business as usual attitudes of our liberal minded leaders have been forcing on us for 40 years. It hasn't worked and will not work. The Obamacare failure is a shining example of those failures. 

The populous has awakened. We are sick and tired of a government that has been satisfied with mediocrity. Many of us have lost hope, and hope is the only thing that makes us try harder. We want to win again; not just get a participation trophy. This generation is the first in our nations history who believe that their children will be worse off than they were. That is very significant. 

On November 9th, we woke up to find (I never went to bed) that the first colossal step took place. It was the "big-bang" of a new universe and a new direction our country may take. I've been waiting for this for many years, and hope that this administration and GOP leaders don't screw it up over politics. As Kimmel said the other day, we are all Americans, we are one country, and we should put the politics aside and start working together. 

The establishment is scared sh*tless, and that proves the revolution is working. We must not become complacent over a few wins that nudge us in the right direction. Winning battles are great as long as they help win the war.

Because of the tireless efforts of patriots like you beating the drum for the rest of us, we can all make America great again. 

The revolution is happening now. You can feel it. We are making a change for the better.

We must not stop. Don't be afraid to state your cause if you believe in it. Don't succumb to the left belittling you for voting for Trump. If we give in, we will lose ground to the enemy that wants to keep things the way they are. Mediocrity will destroy us. Let's all strive for better than that. We are better than that. We can all be better than that if we keep wanting to win. 

You say you want a revolution? This is it. The time is now. You're living it. Refuse the participation trophy and fight for the win and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!! 

And may God bless these United States of America.

Nearly 46K Foreign-born Criminals in Fed Prisons, DOJ Report Shows

There are nearly 46,000 foreign-born criminals sitting in federal prisons, according to data released by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

In a new report by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, 45,493 foreign-born convicted criminals were found to be in federal U.S. prisons, with the vast majority being illegal aliens. In total, there are roughly 190,000 inmates in federal prisons.

Of the 45,493 foreign-born inmates, only 3,939 were U.S. citizens, while the majority, 41,528 inmates, were illegal aliens.

More than 54 percent of the 41,528 illegal alien inmates have already been issued deportation orders. Another 33.4 percent of those inmates are under investigation and could be deported.



Police: Without conslusive autopsy results, may never learn if Robin Pope's death was a crime

STEVENSVILLE, MD. - After four years, we still don't know how Robin Pope -- the Stevensville woman who's body washed ashore weeks after she disappeared -- died.

Police say until they figure out how Robin died, they may never know if her death was a crime.

The waves washing along the shoreline in Stevensville may hold a dark secret, one that could shed light on a four-year-old mystery.

"It is a frustration and there's no police investigator who likes to have a case without answers," Greg Shipley, Maryland State Police's spokesman, said.

Answers to what happened to Robin Pope, the mother and wife who, suddenly, vanished in March of 2013.


It's amazing that these are still some of our issues today

WCSO Monthly Crime Statistics April 2017

Monthly Crimes Reported to the WCSO

  • Sector 1- Salisbury, Allen, Deer Harbour, Fruitland, Fox Chase
  • Sector 2- Parsonsburg, Delmar
  • Sector 3- Delmar, Log Cabin Road, Adkins Road
  • Sector 4- Nanticoke, Waterview, White Haven, Tyaskin
  • Sector 5- Booth Street, Reservation
  • Sector 6- Hebron, Mardela Springs, Sharptown
  • Sector 7- Pittsville, Willards, Powellville

Unsure of your WCSO Sector? Click HERE for the interactive map.

The Lunch Shaming Movement in Middle Schools

Publishers Notes: This is exactly why we chose to pay off every student's past due bills in all Wicomico County Schools in Wicomico County.

White Privilege in Education: WOW!

Mom Who Won Custody Of 2 Frederick Kids After 'Prank' Videos Says They Were Abused

(NEW YORK) -- The biological mother of two children featured in "prank" videos their father and stepmother posted on YouTube, which garnered widespread backlash and allegations of child abuse, says she was horrified when she saw how her children were treated.

"It was very painful. I cried. I had an anxiety attack," Rose Hall told ABC News’ Nightline.

Hall won temporary “emergency custody” of the two children, Emma, 11, and Cody, 9, after Maryland police launched an investigation last week into videos posted by their father, Mike Martin, and their stepmother, Heather Martin.

"He [Mike] is abusing my kids, hurting my kids and making them feel bad about themselves," Hall said, referring to the YouTube videos. "He’s bullying the other kids to hurt my two kids.

"I’m glad I wasn’t in the same room as Mike and Heather at the time they did that to my children," she added.


Saint Francis de Sales Welcomes New Principal

Congratulations to Debra Traum who will be our Principal beginning July 1st.

Crisfield Principal Russum appointed to take principal spot at Washington High

WESTOVER — Somerset County Public Schools has announced that Chantal Russum, principal at Crisfield Academy and High School, will be transferred next school year to become principal of Washington Academy and High School.

Deputy Superintendent Tom Davis in an automated call May 5 advised that this is the only administrative change, and the Crisfield position “will be advertised immediately and filled as soon as possible.”

The school board hired Pamela Patterson to be principal of WAHS last summer, but three months after school started she resigned and Will Gray, a supervisor of secondary science who had been a vice principal at CAHS, was appointed as the interim principal.


Cops 'De-Policing' in Light of Black Lives Matter

An unclassified FBI report disclosed Thursday on fatal shootings of police officers last year found that law enforcement was "de-policing" more often because social-justice movements like Black Lives Matter have become "the new norm."

"Departments — and individual officers — have increasingly made the decision to stop engaging in proactive policing," according to the document, reported by The Washington Times.

The report also said that the movements — beginning in 2014 with the death of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri —"made it socially acceptable to challenge and discredit the actions of law enforcement.

"Nearly every police official interviewed," the study said, "agreed that for the first time, law enforcement not only felt that their national political leaders [publicly] stood against them, but also that the politicians' words and actions signified that disrespect to law enforcement was acceptable in the aftermath of the Brown shooting."


BOOM! Concealed Carrier STOPS A Massacre By CRAZED Bar Patron Armed To The TEETH!

This is something CNN and the rest of the liberal kooks don’t want you to know, because it screws with their gun control agenda. Yet, the truth of the matter is a concealed carry holder is being publicized as a hero by Arlington police for stopping a mass murder by taking the gunman head on at a sports bar Wednesday evening.

According to police spokesman Christopher Cook, the gunman entered the sports bar and killed the manager of Zona Caliente in the 6500 block of South Cooper Street. He was then confronted by a man having dinner with his wife and was shot and killed at around 6:15 pm.

Police later figured out that the attacker was 48 year-old James Jones of Grand Prairie and the victim as 37 year-old Cesar Perez of Duncanville. The hero who saved everyone’s lives was not identified.


Newspaper columnist who defended NRA quits after suspension

A conservative columnist who was suspended by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after she defended the National Rifle Association from comparisons to ISIS fired back with her resignation and a series of targeted tweets.

The newspaper on Friday suspended Stacy Washington after a column entitled "Guns and the Media" disputed an anti-NRA article that argued since more Americans die from guns than from ISIS, the Second Amendment advocacy group is the greater danger.

“[W]hen has a member of the NRA ever decapitated, set on fire, tossed from a rooftop or otherwise terrorized another American? The linkage is not only rife with improper context; it is false on its face,” Washington wrote in her column, which also decried the lack of conservatives in U.S. newsrooms. “This failure to represent the opposing, especially conservative, view is an increasingly apparent deficit in the news reporting apparatus in our country.”

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Jury Awards Woman $110.5M In Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit

More than a year after a Missouri jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer linked to the company’s talcum-based products, another jury in the state awarded a Virginia woman a record-setting $110.5 million in a similar lawsuit.

Thursday’s jury ruling is the fourth in a string of cases involving allegations that Johnson & Johnson ignored a possible link between cancer and its talcum-based products.

The most recent case, the Associated Press reports, involves 62-year-old Lois Slemp, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012.

According to the lawsuit, the woman claims her illness was caused by more than 40 years of using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products, including baby powder. She alleges that Johnson & Johnson concealed the possibility that its baby powder and other talcum-based products could cause cancer.

The woman’s lawyers cited much of the same research used in previous cases. The studies showed that woman who used the products had a greater risk of being diagnosed with cancer.


After dropped rape charges, Montgomery Co. school safety review continues

WASHINGTON — After prosecutors announced they were dropping charges against two Rockville High School students accused of raping a 14-year-old classmate, the Montgomery County schools chief has called for “healing” in the school district.

But even with the dropped charges, the safety review spurred by the incident will continue, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith told WTOP.

Already, reviews have been completed at Rockville High and five other high schools.

“We’ve taken a good, hard look at six of the high schools. We’ll complete all 25 of them by the end of May,” Smith said.


Liberal America

NYT Correspondent Falsely Reports House Members Voted to Exempt Themselves From GOP Health Care Bill

A New York Times correspondent falsely reported Thursday on Twitter that members of the House of Representatives unanimously voted to exempt themselves from the Republican health care bill.

A day earlier, reporters noticed that a provision in the American Health Care Act would exempt lawmakers and their staff from losing some of the repealed Obamacare provisions. In response to the criticism, House leadership announced they would vote separately on the issue.

The House voted 429-0 to pass a bill rectifying the mistake, preventing lawmakers from being exempted. But the New York Times‘ chief White House correspondent, Peter Baker, apparently misunderstood the vote.


Remember Allen Bullock, the face of rioting in Baltimore? Here's what happened to him

You may not remember his name, but you probably remember the fun he had afterFreddie Gray died.

Gray died two years ago on Sunday, April 19, 2015, from injuries sustained a week earlier in the back of a police van. Peaceful protests over his treatment had begun the night before. After his death, tensions between the Baltimore community and police simmered. As national and international media focused on Baltimore, protests swelled, and street insults got ugly, but things remained relatively calm. On Saturday, the 25th, they finally boiled over. A march from the west side toward City Hall crossed the paths of the crowd heading to an Orioles game.

At South Howard and West Pratt a jubilant mob caught up with several parked police cars, marked and unmarked. According to charging documents, 18-year-old Allen Bullock led a celebration of destruction. Using an orange traffic cone, he broke out the side window of an unmarked police car and tried to use its public-address system; failing in the attempt, he ripped it out. With other men he tried and failed to flip the car. He mounted the hood and used the cone to smash in the windshield. With two other young men he danced on several of the car roofs, and kicked out the rear window of another unmarked car. In another marked police car he found a peaked police cap and set it on his head at a rakish angle (he would later post a photograph of himself wearing the hat on his Facebook page). Social and other media captured much of the party. Mr. Bullock and his traffic cone made the front page of Sunday's Baltimore Sun.

The incident released four nights and days of mayhem, Baltimore's worst rioting since April 1968. Our city got a black eye from which it is still trying to recover.



Sandwich Glass

Benjamin’s department store had two major fires throughout its history. The first was in the 1930’s and destroyed the entire store with the exception of the linen and glassware departments. The second was in 1974. My grandfather entered into an arrangement with Benjamin’s after the first fire that he bought the entire site and contents. He then rebuilt the store and sold it back to them. The Benjamin’s store was where the City Center is located now. Of course, he ended up with a lot of linens and a lot of glassware. I was grown before I knew they made towels in any color other than white. That was the downside. The upside was the many boxes of glassware he brought home. They all contained Duncan Miller sandwich glass. This was the original clear crystal glass with the very ornate sandwich pattern. Throughout the years, I have managed to save many pieces from the original stock and have added many more pieces.

Sandwich glass was started by the Duncan Miller Glass Company in 1924. They continued making the original quality until 1955. Throughout the years, two other companies have put out sandwich pattern glass, and it is hard to distinguish from the original. The Indiana Glass Company manufactured it from the late 1920’s until at least the 1980’s and may continue to this day. The Hocking Glass Company produced the clear crystal sandwich pattern in the 1940’s and 1950’s. The distinguishing feature is on any piece with a ring on the bottom. The original pieces will have a very flat ring whereas any other piece has a more rounded ring.

As with any collectible, you should get a good reference book and get to know what is out there. The original Duncan Miller glass has 138 different pieces listed. Some of them have added to my knowledge of glassware. A flower vase is not a flower vase, but an epergne. They list two different. Live and learn.

Because Benjamin’s sold it, there is a quantity of it around Salisbury and it can be fun to collect. It’s not very practical in this day and age, but it can be a beautiful addition to a corner cupboard or curio cabinet. Sandwich pattern glass is very decorative and, I think, Victorian looking. The adornments of a Victorian home have given way to the electronics of the 21st Century.

Because I drank from so many of the goblets when I was growing up, it is a reminder of my youth. We used the glasses but never used the plates or any of the other pieces. These were preserved in my mother’s and grandmother’s corner cabinets. Now they are preserved in boxes again, except for the few unusual pieces that adorn one shelf in one of my corner cabinets.

Lara Trump reacts after CNN refuses to air campaign ad

Yet Another Hate Crime Turns Out To Be A Hoax

A church organist was arrested Wednesday after he vandalized his own church with a swastika and pro-Trump graffiti in order to “mobilize a movement.”

George Nathaniel Stang, 26, admitted in a handwritten statement to spray painting a swastika, “fag church,” and “heil Trump” on St. David’s Episcopal Church in Bean Blossom, Indiana. “I suppose I wanted to give local people a reason to fight for good, even if it was a false flag,” Stang wrote, according to a local NBC report. “To be clear my actions were not motivated by hate for the church or its congregation. I of course realize now, this was NOT the way to go about inspiring activism.”

The incident occurred in November shortly after President Trump was elected and was widely covered by the press. The Washington Post reported on it and connected it to Trump’s victory, “The offensive graffiti at St. David’s is among numerous incidents that have occurred in the wake of Trump’s Election Day win.”

They also mentioned the vandalism in a piece entitled, “The postelection hate spike: How long will it last?” It was mentioned in 15 articles by The Post, yet, as of publication time, they have yet to write about Stang’s arrest.


Berlin’s Touch A Truck Event Rescheduled

Berlin’s Touch A Truck Event Rescheduled
Event moved to May 13th because of the weather 

Berlin is moving the Touch A Truck event from Saturday, May 6th to Saturday, May 13thbecause poor weather is forecast for early this weekend. This annual event runs from 10 am until 12 pm in Berlin’s Stephen Decatur Park on Tripoli Street.

“This is a great opportunity for children of all ages to see, touch and explore their favorite truck or vehicle,” said Mayor Gee Williams. “The event features Police, Fire, Electric, Water Resources and Public Works vehicles. Everyone will have the opportunity to learn all about the equipment they like the most,” he added.

Several Town Departments and the Berlin Fire Company are joining together to hold the free event, which includes a police vehicle, bucket truck, digger derrick, vacuum truck, camera truck and garbage truck, along with a fire rescue squad vehicle and ladder truck. This year the Maryland State Troopers, Perdue Farm and the Red Cross will be joining the event.

ACLU Backs Off Threat To Sue Over Religious Liberty Order

The ACLU will not file a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s executive order on religious liberty despite an aggressive statement promising litigation early Thursday afternoon.

The civil rights group issued a declaration promising a lawsuit shortly after the order was signed in a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House. They accused the administration of empowering their clerical allies on the religious right.

“The actions taken today are a broadside to our country’s long-standing commitment to the separation of church and state,” the organization said. “Whether by executive order or through backroom deals, it’s clear that the Trump administration and Congressional leadership are using religion as a wedge to further divide the country and permit discrimination.”

But by late Thursday, the group concluded the order was little more than a “faux sop to religious conservatives.”


Blessing of the Wheels – Cancelled

The Blessing of the Wheels event scheduled for Sunday, May 7th has been cancelled due to the impending weather.

Sussex Drug Unit Arrest Four Following an Assault Investigation

Dewey and Rehoboth Beach – The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit have arrested four people following an investigation into an assault complaint.

On Friday, May 5, 2017, Troopers were dispatched to an assault complaint at the Sea Esta motel IV in Dewey Beach. Responding troopers made contact with two victims who both suffered facial injuries from an apparent assault. Through the investigation it was learned the victims were familiar with the suspects named, Ardarious Cato and Victorian West. The assault occurred inside their motel room during a drug related incident.

An ambulance was contacted and responded to the scene. Both victims were transported to Beebe Medical Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The victims were treated and later released from the hospital.

Troopers and the Rehoboth Beach Police Department worked together to locate the suspects in the assault. Information was received that the suspects were located in the 19,000 block of Norwood Street in West Rehoboth. Upon arrival, officers obtained consent to enter the residence and while inside the residence the officers observed a quantity of crack cocaine and marijuana in plain view. All subjects inside the residence were then contacted which included Ardarius Cato, Marteze Waples, and Brandon White. Brandon White resisted arrest by attempting to flee however was arrested without further incident. Both of Marteze Waples’ two children (both under five years old) were present and later turned over to a family member. Crack cocaine over 26 grams and marijuana over 20 grams were seized during the initial contact.

15 Excerpts That Show How Radical, Weird And Out of Touch College Campuses Have Become

How radical, weird and out of touch have liberals on college campuses gotten lately? It’s worse than you ever thought and although there is an almost unlimited number of problematic incidents to choose from, these 15 are particularly effective at getting across how bad things have become.

campus activism has struck a new low: Students at the University of Minnesota killed a proposed moment of silence for 9/11 victims due to concerns—insulting, childish concerns—that Muslim students would be offended.”

2) “Portland State University Offers Course Teaching How to ‘Make Whiteness Strange’…According to Portland State University Professor Rachel Sanders’ ‘White Privilege’ course, ‘whiteness’ must be dismantled if racial justice will ever be achieved. The course description states that ‘whiteness is the lynchpin of structures of racial meaning and racial inequality in the United States” and claims that ‘to preserve whiteness is to preserve racial injustice.’ Students taking the course will ‘endeavor to make whiteness strange.’ In order to make whiteness strange, the description says students must ‘interrogate whiteness as an unstable legal, political, social, and cultural construction.’”


Mardela Middle & High School Marching Warriors Marching Band. Apple Blossom 2017

Why Are People Still Stealing Old Cooking Grease From Restaurants?

Way back in 1998, in an episode titled “Lard of the Dance,” Homer and Bart Simpson became grease bandits, draining local restaurants of their used fryer oil and reselling it for a profit. Two decades later, folks are still imitating these animated grease grabbers, stealing oil from eateries and selling it to be refined into biodiesel. 



President Trump Signs Executive Order Promoting Free Speech & Religious Liberty

Wente Winemaker's Lunch

Meet Special Guest ~ Karl Wente!
Fifth Generation Winegrower and Winemaker Karl D. Wente is responsible for all winemaking at Wente Vineyards.  Karl will visit Evolution Craft Brewing on Wednesday, May 17th for lunch!
Join us for this special Winemaker's Lunch at noon!
Space is limited and tickets are available now online.
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