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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Bill Clinton Survivors To Headline D.C. Protest Demanding Resignation of Al Franken, John Conyers, Joe Barton

Women speaking out about the men who have sexually assaulted, abused or harassed them will take to the national stage on Wednesday where organizers and past victims will call for Sen. Al Franken (D-MI) and Reps. John Conyers (D-MI) andJoe Barton (R-TX) to resign.

All three lawmakers have been accused of sexual misconduct, including unwanted sexual advances and groping, and, in Barton’s case, texting explicit messages and a photo of himself naked.

Some of the women who will be at the National Press Club in D.C. have been speaking out for years about former president Bill Clinton assaulting or abusing them, including Juanita Broaddrick (who said Clinton raped her), Paula Jones (whose suit against Clinton for sexual harassment was settled before a trial) and Leslie Millwee, (who said she was stalked and assaulted three times by Bill Clinton while she was a TV reporter in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Melanie Morgan, a radio talk show host and co-founder of Media Equalizer, which organized the Media Equality Project and Wednesday’s event, will share her experience with Franken.


More Lies From The Salisbury Police Department

Governor Larry Hogan Introduces Paid Leave Compromise Proposal

Will File Paid Leave Compromise Act of 2018 as Emergency Legislation, Invites Legislature to Engage in Open, Honest Dialogue on Paid Leave Policy

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a compromise proposal to provide paid leave benefits to Marylanders while fixing the most problematic elements of the deeply flawed bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly, and subsequently vetoed by the governor, during the past legislative session.

Again inviting legislators to work with the administration to reach a common sense solution for Maryland workers and small business job creators, the governor unveiled the administration’s Paid Leave Compromise Act of 2018, which will be filed as emergency legislation and be ready on the first day of the upcoming legislative session.

In December of 2016, Governor Hogan became the first Republican governor in the nation to introduce a statewide measure to expand paid leave. The governor’s proposal would have required larger businesses to provide paid leave, incentivized small businesses to offer this benefit by providing tax incentives to help offset the costs, and had the potential to cover 100% of Maryland workers. The legislature failed to take any action on the governor’s proposal, and instead passed the confusing, unwieldy, and unfair House Bill 1 (HB1). Due to HB1’s disastrous impact on the state’s economy and troubling unintended consequences for Maryland workers, Governor Hogan vetoed the legislation in May.

“When we introduced our common sense paid leave proposal just over a year ago, I made it very clear that our administration was not drawing a line in the sand,” said Governor Hogan. “We repeatedly extended an invitation to legislative leaders to join us in an open, honest dialogue so that together, we could find a balanced, fair, compromise approach to paid sick leave in Maryland.

“We need the legislative leaders across the aisle to finally come to the table and work with us on behalf of the people of Maryland,” the governor continued.

More to the WH/CNN Boycott Christmas Party Story

Tonight on Sean Hannity, former White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, told Hannity that, unlike in years past, the President and First Lady had extended the Christmas Party invites to the people in the press corp who actually work in the Press Room. They were all given invitations and were allowed to bring a guest.

Why this is significant is, usually these invites are given to on-air talent and media heads not to the people who actually work the lighting and cameras in the actual press room. Meaning, once again, the Donald Trump Derangement Syndrome has hit and this time, the casualties are people who do the real work in the media as opposed to the media brass.

Spicer went on to relay the Trumps have graciously opened up the White House, instilling the fact it is the People's house, so that people can visit! In past administrations, most of the gatherings at the White House were closed, special invites only and mostly elites were the ones invited. Very seldom, if ever, was such a wide diverse group of visitors allowed to come as we've seen with the Trumps.

For all the malcontents whom love to point out every little thing the Trumps do and somehow turn it into something sinister and corrupt, it is a shame your derangement has blinded you from the truth about how much America means to the Trumps and vice versa.

Governor Larry Hogan, Governor John Carney Urge FERC to Expedite Review of Artificial Island Cost Allocation

As Currently Funded, $278 Million Project Would Unfairly Burden Electric Ratepayers on Delmarva

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Delaware Governor John Carney today sent a letter to members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, urging commissioners to expedite their review of the $278 million Artificial Island transmission line project and consider a financing model that does not unfairly burden electric ratepayers on the Delmarva Peninsula.

Governors Hogan and Carney urged FERC to consider alternative cost methodologies presented in June by PJM’s Board of Managers. Under PJM’s alternative methods for cost allocation, Delmarva ratepayers would fund approximately 7-10 percent of the project costs.

As currently financed, residential and commercial electric ratepayers on Delmarva would fund more than 90 percent of the cost of the project through higher electric bills, while receiving few of the project’s direct benefits. Governors Hogan and Carney previously appealed the cost allocation to FERC, and urged PJM to support a more equitable solution for ratepayers on Delmarva.

“Our administration has expressed our repeated opposition to any proposal that unfairly and inequitably allocates the costs associated with this project,” said Governor Hogan. “Maryland will continue to stand with Delaware to protect our citizens from disproportionately paying hundreds millions of dollars in rate increases, and we will continue to work with all stakeholders to reach a speedy, reasonable, and equitable solution to this process.”

“We remain optimistic that FERC will consider a financing plan for this project that will not unfairly burden businesses and families on the Delmarva Peninsula,” said Governor Carney. “As we’ve said all along, as currently financed, this is a bad deal for Delaware ratepayers, who would be asked to finance this project, while receiving few direct benefits. Thank you to FERC commissioners for considering our request to expedite their review. And thank you to Governor Hogan for his continued partnership, and leadership on this issue.”

Office of Congressman Harris Now Accepting Spring Internship Applications

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) is seeking interns for the Spring 2018 semester. Positions are available in Congressman Harris’ DC and District Offices located in Bel Air, Kent Island, and Salisbury. Internships in all offices are unpaid, but are a great opportunity for students gain professional and educational experience. Both full-time and part-time positions are available. Office hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Intern responsibilities include answering phones, giving guided tours of the Capitol, constituent correspondence, assisting with district casework, and other legislative projects.

For more information and to apply, please visit Congressman Harris’ website. Please call Congressman Harris’ Washington, DC office at 202-225-5311 for questions regarding the application process.

Williams: Diversity Obsession

A common feature of our time is the extent to which many in our nation have become preoccupied with diversity. But true diversity obsession, almost a mania, is found at our institutions of higher learning. Rather than have a knee-jerk response for or against diversity, I think we should ask just what is diversity and whether it's a good thing. How do we tell whether a college, a department or another unit within a college is diverse or not? What exemptions from diversity are permitted?

Seeing as college presidents and provosts are the main diversity pushers, we might start with their vision of diversity. Ask your average college president or provost whether he even bothers promoting political diversity among faculty. I'll guarantee that if he is honest -- and even bothers to answer the question -- he will say no. According to a recent study, professors who are registered Democrats outnumber their Republican counterparts by a 12-1 ratio. In some departments, such as history, Democratic professors outnumber their Republican counterparts by a 33-1 ratio.

The fact is that when college presidents and their diversity coterie talk about diversity, they're talking mostly about pleasing mixtures of race. Years ago, they called their agenda affirmative action, racial preferences or racial quotas. Not only did these terms fall out of favor but also voters approved initiatives banning choosing by race. Courts found some of the choosing by race unconstitutional. That meant that the race people had to repackage their agenda. That repackaging became known as diversity. Some race people were bold enough to argue that "diversity" produces educational benefits to all students, including white students. Nobody has bothered to scientifically establish what those benefits are.

More here

Chinese investors sue McAuliffe, Rodham over green-car investments

The suit is the latest headache for the Virginia governor as he mulls a presidential bid.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's brother Anthony Rodham are facing a $17 million fraud lawsuit from Chinese investors in Greentech Automotive, an electric car company that appears to be struggling to survive.

A group of 32 Chinese citizens filed the suit last week in Fairfax County, Virginia court, claiming that they were swindled out of about $560,000 apiece as a result of misrepresentations made by McAuliffe and Rodham—two of the most prominent and politically connected proponents of the venture aimed at manufacturing electric cars in the U.S.


SPD Communication Room Is Being Renovated

SPD Shoplifting Release

Hillary Clinton, again, suggests misogyny for White House fail

Hillary Clinton just can’t get it through her head that the reason she lost the White House in 2016 was that she didn’t offer what voters wanted.

Once again, she’s floundering for reasons. Once again, she’s talking up the woman angle.

And once again, she’s pointing fingers away from her own body and toward other sources.



Matt Lauer confronts Hillary Clinton on live TV: Could The Clinton Machine Have Caused His Termination This Morning?

Suffolk County DA Used $3.3 Million In Asset Forfeitures To Fund Massive Public Employee "Bonuses"

Just over a month ago we wrote about the curious case of Frank Ranelli of Alabama and the growing problem of asset forfeitures all across the United States. Ranelli, who owned a local computer repair shop in Ensley, Alabama, showed up to work one day in 2010 only to later be raided by local police who proceeded to confiscate thousands of dollars worth of assets. Nothing ever came of the case and despite no official charges and no jury trial, Ranelli, after 7 years of effort, has been completely unsuccessful in recovering the assets that officers took from his business.

The morning of June 29, 2010, began much like any other day for Frank Ranelli, the owner of FAR Computers in Ensley, Alabama. Ranelli, who had owned his computer repair business just outside of Birmingham for more than two decades, was doing some paperwork in his windowless office when he heard loud banging on the front door. Within a matter of moments Ranelli was placed under arrest and all of the computer equipment in his store, much of which belonged to customers, had been confiscated by Alabama police never to be returned.

Within moments, a Homewood police sergeant had declared a room full of customers' computers, merchandise and other items "stolen goods," Ranelli recalled. He ordered his officers to "arrest them all," according to Ranelli, who was cuffed and taken to the Homewood jail along with two of his shop employees.

The police proceeded to confiscate more than 130 computers - most of which were customers' units waiting to be repaired, though some were for sale - as well as the company's business servers and workstations and even receipts and checkbooks.

"Here I was, a man, owned this business, been coming to work every day like a good old guy for 23 years, and I show up at work


Church of England Leader Can’t Understand Why Christians in America Support Donald Trump? Here’s Why, Your Grace

The primate of the Church of England said over the weekend he can’t understand why evangelical Christians in the United States support President Donald Trump.

Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, was asked about this connection on an interview show in England, and he not only answered the question, but let us all know how brave he was for doing it.

“There’s two things going through my mind: do I say what I think, or do I say what I should say?” the Most Reverend said.

(This distinction, by the way, is correct – and more so than the archbishop thinks.)

“And I’m going to say what I think,” he continued. “No, I don’t understand it. I really genuinely do not understand where that is coming from.”

But Trump can be relieved about one thing: if he visits Britain as president, Archbishop Welby would deign to attend a state dinner even with Trump there.


The Mainstream Media’s Accused — The Rap Sheet, 17 So Far

To the surprise of absolutely no one, the very same mainstream media that attempted to disqualify then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012 over the phrase “binders full of women,” the very same media that grinded Republican senate candidate Todd Akin into dust over something he said, appears to be, itself, a depraved institution populated by powerful abusers and their enablers.

Over the past two months a number of powerful men have been fired or placed on suspension over allegations of sexual misconduct, horrific behavior that ranges from masturbating in front of female subordinates to pay-for-play. And time and time again we hear the words Everybody Knew!

You read that correctly, according to those within this wicked institution, everyone knew … and did nothing.

There is no question there is a cancer of abuse and enabling within our elite media, an institution that, through its unceasing fake news and hypocrisy on matters such as these, has deservedly lost all public trust and moral authority.

Anymore questions about why the media (along with Harveywood) want to disarm us?

A MSP Productive Holiday Weekend

Over the Thanksgiving holiday (Nov. 22-26), Maryland State Police made 109 DUI arrests, issued 95 seat belt citations, 89 seat belt warnings, 113 distracted driving citations, 154 distracted driving warnings and 1,815 speeding citations. In addition, troopers made 34 criminal arrests, 20 CDS arrests and 59 warrant arrests.

Wanted For Questioning

I guess if you don't enter things for 2 weeks crime will go down!

Your CrimeReports alert for the day: Nov 27, 2017.This update includes all incidents added to the map since the last update you received.
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A Libyan was convicted for planning the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed 4 Americans, but in a surprise, he was acquitted of murder charges

A former militia leader from Libya was convicted on Tuesday of terrorism charges arising from the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed a United States ambassador and three other Americans. But he was acquitted of the most serious offense, murder.

The defendant, Ahmed Abu Khattala, 46, was the first person charged and successfully prosecuted in the attacks, which took on broader significance as Republicans and conservative news outlets sought to use them to damage the presidential ambitions of Hillary Clinton, who was then the secretary of state. But the seven-week trial in federal court in Washington received relatively little attention from such quarters.

Congressman Curbelo: I Will Vote to Shut Down Federal Govt 'Unless We Get' DACA Amnesty

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) announced today that he will vote to shut down the federal government at the end of the year if the GOP spending bill does not include legislation to give amnesty to potentially 3.5 million illegal aliens in the United States.

In a speech to the pro-immigration IMPAC Fund, Curbelo threatened to help Democrats shut down the government if the 3.5 million illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are not given amnesty to permanently remain in the U.S.

“I will make some news here of particular interest to our friends in the fourth estate,” Curbelo said, according to the Hill. “I am announcing today that I will not support any appropriations bill that funds the government beyond December 31st unless we get this DACA issue resolved.”

“And by the way, it doesn’t have to be included in the spending bill, but it has to get done,” Curbelo said. “Again, as long as it gets done I’m okay with a stand-alone bill, if it’s part of another package, let’s just get it done.”


"Excessive Pockets Of Gluttony": Meet PA's Public Pensioners Making $500,000 A Year Courtesy Of Taxpayers

Liberal politicians in Washington D.C. often complain about the federal tax code being too regressive and thus placing too large a burden on low-income families while allowing "millionaire, billionaire, private jet owners" to get a free pass (one must to be willing to ignore actual statistics to reach this conclusion but lets just take the word of Bernie Sanders at face value for the moment).

Of course, if these same politicians are truly concerned about massive wealth transfers from low-income taxpayers to the rich, then they should promptly take notice of an article published by the Pocono Record today highlighting some of the most egregious annual pension payouts awarded to retired public employees in Pennsylvania...payouts that are funded by tax receipts from one of the most regressive taxing systems in the country given Pennsylvania's 3.07% flat tax.

Three years after retiring as president of Pennsylvania State University, Rodney Erickson is netting $477,590 a year — from a state pension.

Gary Schultz, the former Penn State vice president who pleaded guilty in the Jerry Sandusky scandal, takes home $330,699 in pension benefits. Former state lawmaker Frank Oliver, a Democrat who represented North Philadelphia, gets $286,117.

But despite reforms in the system — which mostly affect future retirees — and a move by some states to cap retirement payments, a separate class of Keystone State pensioners will continue to receive checks that alone put them among the top tier of all income earners in the United States.

As the costs of public pensions continue to be a point of debate for struggling state and municipal governments, the Inquirer and Daily News reviewed data for hundreds of Pennsylvania’s highest-paid beneficiaries, all current through August.

They showed that 20 state retirees collect more than $215,000 a year — a payout so big it exceeds an IRS mandated pension cap and must be paid from two plans. More than 500 retirees collect $100,000 or more.


WCSO Press Releases - Nov. 28, 2017

Most Wanted Apprehension
Date of Incident: 21 November 2017
Location: E. Salisbury Parkway at Tilghman Road, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Melody Rae Lord, 44, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 21 November 2017 at 10:00 AM, a deputy on patrol observed a known wanted subject, Melody Lord, drive right in front of the deputy. This deputy had been trying to locate Lord since May of 2016 when Lord failed to appear for two hearings in the Circuit Court, both for theft, one of which was for a felony amount.
Lord had also been featured on local media outlets as on of Wicomico County’s “Most Wanted” and tips had been received that provided information that Lord had relocated to another state.
The deputy was able to stop Lord and take her into custody on the two Circuit Court Bench Warrants and transported her to the Detention Center where she was detained without bond.
Charges: Failure to Appear
Incident: Assault
Date of Incident: 22 November 2017
Location: 300 block of Naylor Mill Road, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Clayton Bruce Colwell, 53, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 22 November 2017 at 7:48 PM, a deputy responded to a reported altercation at a residence in the 300 block of Naylor Mill Road in Salisbury. Upon arrival, the deputy met with a female juvenile victim who advised that she had been assaulted by Clayton Colwell inside the residence. According to the victim, she had been embroiled in an argument with another family member when Colwell intervened and threw her against a wall and then against a piece of furniture.
During the ensuing investigation the deputy observed signs of injury to the victim and placed Colwell under arrest for the assault.
The deputy transported Colwell to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Colwell on a $10,000.00 unsecured bond.
Charges: Assault 2nd Degree
Incident: Firearm Possession by a Prohibited Person
Date of Incident: 24 November 2017
Location: Mt. Hermon Road at St. Alban’s Drive, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Antonio Lamar Gardner, 29, Dundalk, MD
Narrative: On 24 November 2017 at 9:49 AM, a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Antonio Gardner after observing that Gardner was texting while driving. As Gardner opened the glove box to retrieve the vehicle’s registration, the deputy observed what was recognized as a baggie of marijuana that was in excess of 10 grams at which point the deputy placed Gardner under arrest.
Further search of Gardner’s vehicle revealed a .380 semi-automatic handgun with a loaded magazine inside a bag in the trunk. Examination of the handgun revealed that the serial number had been removed. It was also uncovered that Gardner was prohibited from possessing a regulated firearm due to previous criminal convictions.
The deputy also discovered that the registration plates on Gardner’s vehicle had been suspended due to a failure to comply with an equipment repair order.
The deputy placed Gardner under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Gardner without bond in the Detention Center.
Charges: Possession of a Regulated firearm by a Prohibited Person, Possession of a Firearm after a Felony Conviction, Possession of Ammunition by a Prohibited Person, Removal of a Firearm’s Serial Number, Handgun in Vehicle, Possession of Marijuana over 10 Grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Thousands of Alabama felons register to vote in last-minute push

Thousands of felons across Alabama have registered to vote in recent weeks, according to Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, who is heading up a statewide effort to get felons to the voting booth.

Glasgow's goal is to get as many felons as possible signed up to vote before the end of the day Monday, the deadline to be able to cast a ballot in Alabama's Dec. 12 U.S. Senate special election.

"In the last month, I think we registered at least five- to ten-thousand people all over the state," Glasgow, president of Dothan's The Ordinary People Society (TOPS) advocacy group, said Monday. "I've got people all over the state registering people with my TOPS branches in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Montgomery, Enterprise, Dothan, Abbeville, Geneva, Gordon, Bessemer, we have a lot."

For generations, most Alabamians convicted of a felony were barred from ever voting in the state again, but the Definition of Moral Turpitude Act, a new law passed by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. Kay Ivey in May, cleared the way for thousands of felons to restore their voting rights.


Florida paid millions settling harassment cases

The state of Florida has paid more than $11 million over a 30-year period to settle hundreds of cases that alleged that state workers were sexually harassed by supervisors and co-workers, or were forced to work in a hostile work environment.

On Monday, the information was released and showed that more than 300 cases have resulted in payments since 1987.

Amounts ranged from a $5,500 payment to a Florida State University student who alleged harassment from a supervisor to a $1.3 million payment to settle a class action lawsuit filed by nurses who worked at state prisons.

Nearly 60 per cent of the cases involved employees who worked in the Department of Corrections.


North Korea says nuclear push completed as missile test puts entire U.S. within striking distance

North Korea announced Wednesday that it had completed its goal of becoming a nuclear state after test-firing a powerful new intercontinental ballistic missile that it said puts the entire United States within striking distance.

The fresh challenge to the U.S. and Japan saw the North launch what was apparently its longest-range missile to date after a hiatus of 10 weeks, injecting new uncertainty into the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula.

In a special televised announcement, North Korea said it had “successfully carried out” a launch of the newly developed Hwasong-15 ICBM, which it said is “capable of striking the whole mainland of the U.S.”

It said the missile had soared to an altitude of 4,475 km, flying a distance of 950 km.


Far-Left Group Successfully ‘Bullies’ Newspapers Over Migrant, Transgender Stories

A small group of left-wing campaigners are attempting to limit what newspapers report about immigration, Islam, and transgenderism, successfully “bullying” business into withdrawing ads from publications they don’t agree with.

The Stop Funding Hate (SFH) campaign claims that the Sun, Express, and Daily Mail are “using hate to sell newspapers,” influencing the gullible masses, and links their reports to an alleged rise in “hate crime.”

“History has shown us time and again the dangers of demonising foreigners and minorities,” SFH add, seemingly implying news coverage could lead to fascism and genocide.

Last week the stationery brand Paperchase capitulated and said they were “truly sorry” for advertising in one of the nation’s best read papers, claiming they were “wrong” and “won’t ever do it again.”


Holy Cross on Verge of Dumping ‘Crusader’ Mascot Over Political Correctness

WORCESTER — First, it was the college’s newspaper — The Crusader — that appeared to be triggering campus progressives, as it happened to coincidentally feature the same name as the chief publication produced by the Ku Klux Klan.

Yet a proposal to change the name of the College of the Holy Cross’s newspaper may not be enough, as the Jesuit institution also boasts the same name for its school mascot.

On Sunday the deadline fell for submitting feedback regarding the “Crusader” moniker, and college administrators are now implying that a change in the name is inevitable. The reasoning, however, has nothing to do with an odd coincidence with the KKK — rather, the name is under fire over its ties to the Crusades, a series of religious wars that date back to medieval times and involved campaigns in and around the Eastern Mediterranean to overthrow Islamic control of the region.

“Unlike many mascots, the Crusader has a direct link to our religious identity,” a statement appearing on the school’s website points out. “At the same time, we acknowledge our responsibility to thoughtfully examine the sensitivities and implications this name may bear in light of the Crusades.”


Obama Family Vacations, Campaign Expenses Cost Taxpayers $114 Million

Newly released presidential travel records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force and the Secret Service show that former President Barack Obama’s family vacations and campaign expenses cost taxpayers $114 million.

Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, announced Monday that they obtained the records after filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and two federal lawsuits asking for presidential travel expenses of Obama and President Trump.

The latest batch of documents released by the two agencies shows that the Obamas spent $9,028,346.90 on non-work related travel, bringing the total amount of personal travel expenses during Obama’s presidency to $114,691,322.17.

The additional records show Secret Service and Air Force expenses for two Obama family vacations that took place the weekend of February 14, 2014, and two campaign trips Michelle Obama made to North Carolina to campaign for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

More details about living high on the taxpayer's dime here

School district stops trips to Baltimore over city’s escalating violence

BALTIMORE — Officials with a county school district in Maryland say they have halted school-related trips to Baltimore because of escalating violence in the city.

A spokeswoman for Carroll County schools says the decision to halt the trips, including a marching band’s scheduled performance Sunday in the mayor’s Christmas Parade, was based on a recommendation from the county Sheriff’s Office and will stay in place until late January, when it will be revisited.

The number of homicides this year in Baltimore recently exceeded 300 for the third year in a row.


Trump's FCC chairman accuses Twitter of silencing conservatives

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is going on the offensive against tech companies in an effort to make his case for repealing net neutrality rules.

FCC chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday accused Twitter (TWTR, Tech30) and other tech companies of being disingenuous by arguing for a free and open internet while they "routinely block or discriminate against content they don't like."

The remarks came as part of a speech on his recently revealed plan to unravel Obama-era net neutrality protections at a telecom policy event in Washington DC. The 2015 rules were intended to keep the internet open and fair by preventing broadband providers from playing favorites with online content.


Man arrested for Florida serial killings played basketball at St. John’s

Florida cops on Tuesday busted a former St. John’s basketball player suspected of being the serial killer linked to four murders in one Tampa neighborhood, officials said.

A tip about a gun at a McDonald’s led to the arrest of 24-year-old Howell Emanuel “Trai” Donaldson III, police announced.

Donaldson had a brief stint as a walk-on player in the 2011-12 season for the Red Storm, school sources said. The point guard from Alonso HS in Tampa never played in any games.


Donald Trump warns federal shutdown coming: 'I don't see a deal!'

President Trump warned Tuesday that a government shutdown next month could be unavoidable, and he blamed Democratic leaders for forcing it because he said they want to block funding for a border wall and raise taxes.

The president cast doubt on the ability to reach a budget deal before the Dec. 8 deadline in a tweet just hours before a meeting with congressional leadership, including Democratic leaders Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi.

“Meeting with ‘Chuck and Nancy’ today about keeping government open and working. Problem is they want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked, are weak on Crime and want to substantially RAISE Taxes. I don’t see a deal!” Mr. Trumpwrote on Twitter.

The Democratic leaders have strongly opposed the GOP tax cut plan and funding for a wall on the border with Mexico, which Mr. Trump has made a condition for a deal to grant legal resident status to illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children or Dreamers.


Troopers Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash-New Castle

New Castle (19720) – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a motor vehicle crash, which has a left a New Castle man hospitalized in serious condition.

The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 28, 2017, on U.S. Route 13 northbound, at the intersection with E. Franklin Avenue, New Castle. A 2013 Honda dirt bike, which had been reported stolen out of Pennsylvania, on November 6, 2017, was being operated by a 21 year old New Castle man. The dirt bike, which was not equipped with any lights, was travelling U.S. 13 northbound, at an apparent high rate of speed, and was cutting in and out of traffic, as it approached the intersection with E. Franklin Avenue.

A 2016 Subaru Forester, driven by a 35 year old New Castle man, was travelling U.S. 13 southbound, and had entered into the left turn lane, for E. Franklin Avenue. After coming to a complete stop, the Subaru proceeded across the U.S. 13 northbound lanes in an attempt to continue onto E. Franklin Avenue, at which time it was struck on the front, right corner by the dirt bike. After impact, the operator of the dirt bike was ejected over top of the Subaru coming to rest in the northeast corner of the intersection.

The dirt bike operator who was not wearing a helmet, was transported to the Christiana Hospital for serious, life-threatening injuries. Impairment on his part is unknown at this time.

The operator of the Subaru who was properly restrained at the time of the collision, was uninjured. Neither improper driving nor impairment, are being considered as factors on his behalf.

Traffic on U.S. 13 northbound, was restricted to the left lane, for approximately two hours while the crash was being investigated.

The investigation is ongoing, with further details being released as they become available.

If anyone has information regarding this incident they are asked to contact Detective J. Breen of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-365-8486.

"The Cover-Up Begins To End": Judicial Watch Hints At Explosive New Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Docs

Back on June 29, 2016, Obama's Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, tried to convince us that the following 'impromptu' meeting between herself and Bill Clinton at the Phoenix airport, a private meeting which lasted 30 minutes on Lynch's private plane, was mostly a "social meeting" in which Bill talked about his grandchildren and golf game. It was not, under any circumstances, related to the statement that former FBI Director James Comey made just 6 days later clearing Hillary Clinton of any alleged crimes related to his agency's investigation.

Not surprisingly, following the above media clip several concerned watchdog groups filed FOIA requests seeking any and all DOJ and/or FBI documents related to what was either (i) a really poorly timed meeting, in the best case, or (ii) a clear attempt by a former President of the United States to apply leverage over the current Attorney General to obstruct justice and get his wife elected President, in the worst case.

After originally being told by the FBI there were no documents to produce in response to their July 2016 FOIA request, Judicial Watch's Tom Fitton was subsequently told in October 2017 that the FBI had simply overlooked 30 pages worth of relevant docs...30 pages which Fitton now says will mark the "beginning of the end" of the DOJ's "cover-up" when they're released this Thursday.
FBI Hid Clinton/Lynch Tarmac Meeting Records. But the cover-up begins to end -- thanks to @JudicialWatch -- the day after tomorrow. @RealDonaldTrump needs to clean house at FBI/DOJ.


Tax Bill Boiled Down

Here's the Cliff Notes version of the Tax Bill for all to view. This shows the Current Law verses the GOP Proposal. It should be fairly easy to discern...but, if you don't understand anything, put it in the comments below and we'll try to explain it to you!

SPD Crime Reports November 12th thru November 18th

42 incidents from November 12th thru November 18th.  There is nothing else listed after the 18th.  I guess they will update that later.

100 Block W MARKET ST
Nov 18, 2017
around 2 AM

Theft from Vehicle
400 Block MOSS HILL LN
Nov 17, 2017
around 5 PM

Nov 17, 2017
around 4 PM

Nov 17, 2017
around 4 PM

Theft from Vehicle
Nov 17, 2017
around 3 PM

800 Block E WILLIAM ST
Nov 17, 2017
around 3 PM

100 Block E CARROLL ST
Nov 17, 2017
around 12 PM

200 Block NEWTON ST
Nov 16, 2017
around 10 PM

Assault with Deadly Weapon
Nov 16, 2017
around 10 PM

Nov 16, 2017
around 6 PM

Nov 16, 2017
around 5 PM

600 Block W MAIN ST
Nov 16, 2017
around 4 PM

Nov 16, 2017
around 3 PM

Council President John Cannon Flip Flops On Volunteer Fire Service


In response to your inquiry, as you’re aware, the Wicomico County Council does not authorize or approve where volunteer fire companies operate. That general statement is subject to an exception in the case of the Salisbury Fire District, for which there is an agreement (“Fire Service Agreement”), with which you are familiar, between the City of Salisbury and Wicomico County that was negotiated for the County by the County Executive and approved by the County Council earlier this year.

That said, I believe your organization does have the flexibility, as you suggested, to conduct operations in accordance with “mutual aid” or other agreements that it has with other volunteer fire companies that serve specific areas as agreed among fire chiefs of those companies. This can be authorized without Council approval.

John T. Cannon
Wicomico County Council

Media twist tax plan studies to claim it hammers middle class

Many media outlets loudly claim that both the House and Senate versions of tax reform harm the middle class and poor. But is it true?

A New York Times headline Tuesday blares that the Senate bill “Increasingly Rewards [the] Wealthy.”

As evidence, the Times cites a government study. “By 2027 … Americans earning $75,000 a year and below would, as a group, see their taxes increase, because individual tax cuts are set to expire at the end of 2025,” the Times reported.

But that pertains only to what happens after the scheduled expiration of cuts. The Times makes no mention of the cuts the middle class would see under the plan next year, or of the fact that Republicans are counting on the cuts to be extended. The expiration at the end of 2025 is widely seen as a “budget gimmick” to minimize the apparent impact on the deficit and keep the impact under $1.5 trillion over 10 years, easing the way for passage under Senate rules.


Landlord tries to evict 100-year-old in rent-controlled apartment

An Upper East Side landlord is trying to evict a 100-year-old tenant from her rent-controlled apartment by claiming she’s never there.

But Justa Lopez hasn’t been lounging on a beach — she broke her hip in a fall in the apartment, has spent the last year in and out of hospitals and claims the landlord just wants to cash in on her plight.

Lopez, who said she hasn’t missed a rent payment in the 50 years she has lived in the pad at First Avenue and East 78th Street, filed suit to keep her home and force the landlord to make it safer.

“They’ve been waiting to get rid of me. This is an excuse,” Lopez, who raised three children in the apartment and has 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, told The Post.

“It’s my home, my life is there.”


Poll: Roy Moore Now Leads by Five Points in Alabama

A poll released by Change Research late Monday shows that conservative Republican candidate Roy Moore leads liberal Democrat candidate Doug Jones by five points in the December 12 Alabama U.S. Senate special election, 49 percent to 44 percent.

According to the poll:

Alabama Republican Roy Moore has reopened a 49–44 lead over Democrat Doug Jones in the race for U.S. Senate. In Change Research’s third poll since the sexual misconduct allegations against Moore first surfaced on November 9, we found that he has completely erased the 3-point lead Jones had opened up in mid-November. Moore’s lead is now just as large as it was just after the story broke.

What has changed? The largest difference is turnout: many Republicans who ten days ago said they might not vote, now say they plan to show up on Election Day and vote for Moore. In mid-November, 82% of those who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 said they would “definitely” vote on December 12; that number has climbed to 88%. Additionally, Moore has made some gains with his base: his 91–5 lead with them ten days ago has grown to a 93–4 edge. In mid-November, 10% of voters had planned to cast a write-in vote; that number has dropped to 7%.


CNN to boycott Trump’s Christmas party

Not even the White House Christmas party is safe from President Trump’s burgeoning feud with CNN.

The news network announced it’s boycotting Friday afternoon’s annual Christmas bash at the president’s pad, in the wake of attacks by Trump on the press.

“CNN will not be attending this year’s White House Christmas party,” according to a CNN statement to Politico.

“In light of the President’s continued attacks on freedom of the press and CNN, we do not feel it is appropriate to celebrate with him as his invited guests. We will send a White House reporting team to the event and report on it if news warrants.”

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday snapped back at CNN’s snub, tweeting: “Christmas comes early! Finally, good news from @CNN.”


Don’t Believe the Democrat Attacks on Tax Reform. Here Are the Facts.

As president of the State Financial Officers Foundation, I have the privilege of working with some of the nation’s sharpest financial officers.

They are not merely treasurers. They are thought leaders, experts, and fighters who, day-in and day-out, serve on the front lines of fiscal policy and intimately understand their state budgets, cash flow, and state pensions.

These leaders—state treasurers, state controllers, and state auditors—know firsthand how policies coming from inside the beltway impact the states.

The rhetoric during this year’s tax reform debate is producing more heat than light. While Democrats portray the tax reform bill as an all-out assault on the American middle class, members of the State Financial Officers Foundation have a different view. We believe tax reform is vital to growing our economy and empowering innovators in our states.


Why Black Kids Get Trapped in Failing Schools

The educational achievement of white youngsters is nothing to write home about, but that achieved by blacks is nothing less than disgraceful.

Let’s look at a recent example of an educational outcome all too common.

In 2016, in 13 of Baltimore’s 39 high schools, not a single student scored proficient on the state’s mathematics exam. In six other high schools, only 1 percent tested proficient in math.

In raw numbers, 3,804 Baltimore students took the state’s math test, and 14 tested proficient. Citywide, only 15 percent of Baltimore students passed the state’s English test.


The Delmar Christmas Parade Date Has Changed

Since our sports teams of Delmar are so awesome, the teams and the bands would not be available for our original date, due to playoffs! We know you want to celebrate them as much as we do, so we are changing the date this year to SATURDAY, DEC. 16TH at 2pm! There will not be a rain date, it's the 16th or nothing for this year.

Breaking News: President Trump shared videos on Twitter supposedly showing violence by Muslims. They're likely to fuel anti-Islam sentiment among his base.

President Trump shared videos supposedly portraying Muslims committing acts of violence on Twitter early Wednesday morning, images that are likely to fuel anti-Islam sentiments popular among the president’s political base in the United States.

The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the videos. Mr. Trump also took a shot at CNN and praised his administration for a strong stock market in other Twitter posts Wednesday morning.

It Must Have Been Casual Day In The Senate


Who Wants One?

Coming To DA' BURY

When You Have Kids...

Remind You Of Anyone?

Another Kind of Aviation Story

Area 51 lies Northwest of Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas and was affectionately known as Dreamland. Flying over or even near this invisible auxiliary airfield was taboo. Pilots that did were met by the secret police guys after landing and were not seen again for 24 hours. The big secret that we all knew was this was the place where the USAF kept and flew all the Soviet Block aircraft. All generations of Mig 15’s, 17’s, 19’s, 21’s plus other secret Soviet stuff. This was in the days before satellite cameras.


Late one afternoon, the Air Force folks out at Area 51 were very surprised to see a Cessna 152 landing at their "secret" base. They immediately impounded the aircraft and hauled the pilot into an interrogation room. The pilot's story was that he took off from Vegas, got lost, and spotted the base just as he was about to run out of fuel. The Air Force started a full FBI background check on the pilot and held him overnight during the investigation. By the next day they were finally convinced that the pilot really was lost and not a spy.

They gassed up his airplane, gave him a terrifying "you-did-not-see-a-base" briefing complete with threats of spending the rest of his life in prison, told him Vegas was that-a-way on such-and-such a heading, and sent him on his way.

The next day to the total disbelief of the Air Force the same Cessna showed up again. Once again the MP's surrounded the plane. Only this time there were two people on the plane.

The same pilot jumped out and said, "Do anything you want with me, but my wife is on the plane, and you have to tell her where the hell I was last night!”

“Can you ever be prepared for an active threat?": In 2017, everybody has an active shooter drill

The women in the third floor break room of the Virginia Beach courthouse flew into action, pushing a long, wooden table against the door.

They stacked chairs on top of the table, wrapped the tablecloth around the door handle, and started moving the fridge.

Then, banging on the wall. The shooter was coming.

The door opened just a crack, and an arm appeared with a blue handgun. Someone screamed.

But there was no reason to be afraid: The scene on Nov. 16 was a drill with the Sheriff’s Office to prepare employees in case an actual active shooter attacks their place of work.

It’s far from the only one. After shootings in Newtown, Conn.; Orlando, Fla.; Las Vegas; and Sutherland Springs, Texas, over the past few years, institutions from courthouses to schools to places of worship and entertainment venues have created drills to help people face the threat of an active shooter.

They hope the plans will never be used, but they’re still ready.