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Friday, March 02, 2018

College dropout refuses to leave her dorm room

She loves the college life — just not the classes.

Hunter College is waging a court battle to evict a stubborn student who refuses to leave her dorm room some two years after dropping out.

Delaware native Lisa S. Palmer — who has not paid rent since 2016 — refuses to leave Room E579 at the school’s 425 E. 25th St. co-ed dormitory, according to an eviction lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.

The 32-year-old “racked up a staggering $94,000 in unpaid residence hall charges on account of her continued occupancy, all the while ignoring Hunter College’s service of additional vacate notices,” said the suit.


American Pain Society Slams McCaskill Report on Opioids

The American Pain Society (APS) is "disappointed" with Senator Claire McCaskill's (D-MO) report on financial support for pain organizations from opioid manufacturers, charging that the report contains "simplistic, misleading and insulting conclusions regarding support that APS has received in recent years from the pharmaceutical industry."

"We are also disturbed that no one from the Senator's staff contacted APS to inquire and learn the truth about our policies and procedures governing industry grants. Had they done so, we would have explained in detail the educational and pain research initiatives APS continues to pursue to help resolve the opioid crisis," the APS said in a statement.

The McCaskill report, released February 12, found that five opioid manufacturers made contributions of nearly $9 million to 14 third-party pain advocacy groups between 2012 and 2017. The APS, the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, and the American Academy of Pain Medicine are among the groups mentioned in the report.

The report said initiatives from these groups often "echoed and amplified messages favorable to increased opioid use — and ultimately, the financial interests of opioid manufacturers."

It also charges these groups of issuing guidelines and policies "minimizing the risk of opioid addiction and promoting opioids for chronic pain, lobbied to change laws directed at curbing opioid use, and argued against accountability for physicians and industry executives responsible for overprescription and misbranding."

"The pharmaceutical industry spent a generation downplaying the risks of opioid addiction and trying to expand their customer base for these incredibly dangerous medications and this report makes clear they made investments in third-party organizations that could further those goals," McCaskill said in a statement.

"These financial relationships were insidious, lacked transparency, and are one of many factors that have resulted in arguably the most deadly drug epidemic in American history," she added.

The report also noted a lack of transparency, given that the advocacy groups are not obligated to disclose their donors publicly, an issue McCaskill said needs addressing.

"The financial relationships between these groups and opioid manufacturers should be clear to the general public," she said.
"Simplistic and Incorrect"

Woman arrested for filing false report of sex assault at Upstate frat

OCONEE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Oconee County Sheriff’s Office officials said a woman who reported that she was sexually assaulted at a fraternity house near Seneca has been charged with filing a false report.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, deputies were notified early Saturday morning by the Clemson University Police Department of a reported sexual assault that happened at the Delta Chi fraternity house.

Deputies spoke with the reported victim — Sarah Katherine Campbell, 18, of Herndon , Va. — and an investigation was started and turned over to the Criminal Investigations Unit.

During the investigation, it was determined that the sexual relations between Campbell and a male at the fraternity was consensual.

According to the sheriff’s office, Campbell had not been truthful when giving information to the investigator in the case.


'Racially insensitive' gorilla statue removed from Texas park

A beloved gorilla statue in a Texas park has been removed by officials after some complained that it was 'racially insensitive'.

The caged statue had been a center piece at the park in Corsicana, south of Dallas, for two decades before it was taken away on Monday.

Corsicana Mayor Don Denbow had the 500-pound gorilla removed after receiving about 45 complaints.


Clemson University Student Claimed Rape

Authorities arrested a Clemson University student Wednesday after they discovered she made false claims about a rape.

South Carolina’s Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged 18-year-old Sarah Katherine Campbell for filing a false police report of a felony, the department announced in a press release.

Campbell reportedly alleged a fellow student raped her in January at the Delta Chi Fraternity House — an off-campus university frat house. The Criminal Investigations Unit of the Sheriff’s Office concluded the sexual act was consensual amid their investigation into the case.

“The investigation continued and evidence was gathered in the case; and based upon that evidence, it was determined that the sexual relations between Campbell and the male at the Fraternity House was consensual and that Campbell had not been truthful in the information that she provided to the investigator in the case,” the department noted.


Ex-school bus driver convicted in fatal crash that killed 6 kids

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A former Tennessee school bus driver has been found guilty of six counts of criminally negligent homicide in a wreck that killed six children.

A Hamilton County Criminal Court jury returned the verdicts Thursday, convicting Johnthony Walker of lesser charges in the Nov. 21, 2016, crash in Chattanooga. He had been charged with vehicular homicide.

The Chattanooga Time Free Press reports that he also was convicted of 11 counts of reckless aggravated assault and seven counts of assault. He also was found guilty of reckless endangerment, reckless driving and using his phone.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 24.


Uranium too: Did the Clintons finagle a twofer, including a land-grab?

Most sapient Americans—those who are skeptical of the mainstream media—know the outrageous but largely unreported story that Bill and Hillary Clinton, with the help of Obama officials and over congressional experts’ objections, allowed Russia to gain control of 20 percent of America’s uranium supplies.

What is unknown is whether the Clintons sweetened the deal for their Russian friends by engineering closure of a million federal acres of the nation’s best source of uranium. The “evidence” of such mischief is purely circumstantial, but it is disconcerting.


WHAT''S GOING ON... Billy Graham daugthers' statement

This may have been around before but it is worth sharing with those I love again!! Sara

Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her "How could God let something like this happen?" (regarding the attacks on Sept. 11). Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said "I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?" In light of recent events...terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found recently) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school .... the Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK. Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said OK. Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves. Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with "WE REAP WHAT WE SOW." Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace. Are you laughing? Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they WILL think, of you for sending it. Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us. Pass it on if you think it has merit. If not then just discard it... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

God bless you as you share it with friends. No Nation or people can ever survive or succeed without Jesus Christ.

Trump 'berated' Hope Hicks after her testimony

President Donald Trump reportedly 'berated' White House communications director Hope Hicks after she admitted telling 'white lies' for the president during her testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.

A source made the revelation to CNN's Erin Burnett just hours after it was announced that Hicks would be departing the White House in the coming weeks, leaving a giant hole in the inner circle Trump trusts most.

Burnett claims an angry Trump asked Hicks after her testimony 'how she could be so stupid.

'Apparently, that was the final straw for Hope Hicks,' Burnett claimed.

But White House spokesman Hogan Gidley called the report that Trump berated her 'false'.

Hicks spent nine hours on Tuesday testifying before the House Intelligence Committee and parrying questions about the Trump campaign's alleged contacts with Russian nationals.


Pizza Hut replaces Papa John's as NFL Sponsor

Pizza Hut will take over the NFL pizza-sponsorship deal abandoned by Papa John’s International Inc., betting that it can revive its allure by teaming up with the increasingly controversial league.

Pizza Hut’s multiyear deal gives it collective use of all 32 teams logos, and the NFL will work closely with the chain on local team partnerships, according to a joint statement Wednesday.

Papa John’s -- unhappy over declining ratings and the handling of players’ national anthem protests -- said Tuesday it was ending its deal across the whole league that had been in place since 2010, and would focus on marketing with 22 specific teams. The opening provides an opportunity for Pizza Hut’s parent, Yum! Brands Inc., which has sought to burnish the pizza chain’s image after years of sluggish sales.


Kentucky and Florida takes initial steps to arm teachers

An eastern Kentucky high school is working to formalize a program that will allow teachers to begin carrying guns in school.

Under the proposals teachers with the proper certifications will be entitled to carry weapons.

Florida legislators have also approved a school marshal program that will allow teachers to be armed. Both states have this year had to deal with school shootings.


Relatives of Casey Kasem, Mickey Rooney, Glen Campbell to urge Maryland lawmakers to protect visitation rights

Kerri Kasem would like to see Marylanders spared the ordeal she went through during the final years of her famous father’s life.

Before nationally known radio host Casey Kasem died in 2014 at age 82, his daughter was locked in an emotional and legal battle with her stepmother over access to him. She claimed her stepmother, Jean Kasem, had barred her, other relatives and Kasem’s closest friends from seeing him as he was struggling with Lewy body dementia.

It turned out California law was on the stepmother’s side. Kerri Kasem said all the judge could do was to urge the family to go into the hallway and “figure it out.”


AG Sessions Responds To Trump's Twitter Taunt

It looks like all those Saturday Night Live sketches portraying Jeff Sessions as an obsequious diminutive imp have gotten to the attorney general.

In a stiffly-worded response to President Trump - who earlier today castigated the AG for ordering the Justice Department's inspector general, an Obama-era holdover, to investigate FISA abuses - Sessions defended his handling of the FISA investigation by saying he followed the "appropriate process" by ordering the IG to investigate and that, as long as he remains attorney general, he will "continue to discharge my duties with integrity and honor."

AG SESSIONS STATEMENT: “We have initiated the appropriate process that will ensure complaints against this Department will be fully and fairly acted upon if necessary...." (1/2) 


Trump Blasts Sessions "Disgraceful" Investigation Into FISA Abuses

After a months-long detente between President Trump and his attorney general, former Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, it appearstensions between the two men are flaring up once again.

Trump supplied one of his harshest rebukes of Sessions in a mid-morning tweet, castigating him for asking the Inspector General - an "Obama guy", according to Trump - to "investigate potentially massive FISA abuse".

Trump said the investigation will "take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc. Isn't the IG an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers? DISGRACEFUL!"

Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse. Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc. Isn’t the I.G. an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers? DISGRACEFUL!


What Civil Unrest Is Really Like: We Survived The Ferguson Riots

When I mention the year 2014 do any events stand out in your mind? Some of you may think of births of family members or special anniversaries or incredible vacations that you took. You know the kind, the ones you wish you could take every year because they were just that amazing? Yeah, I love those too.

But when I think of 2014, two things come to mind. Let’s start with the second event.

We moved (usually a fun thing) in November of 2014.

But the reason we moved was because of another event that began in August of 2014 and continued through the end of 2014 and beyond. The first thing that I will always think of when I hear, “the year 2014” are the images of destruction from my town of Ferguson, Missouri – images of the riots that we saw and experienced first hand while driving down streets where ruin ran rampant (say that five times fast).

Businesses were destroyed. Personal property was demolished. It wasn’t even safe to leave your house depending on where in Ferguson you lived.


Warren could easily resolve Indian mystery

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is doubling down on her claims to Native American ancestry — and on her outrage.

She recently pointed to the Oval Office portrait of President Andrew Jackson as “offensive” because it honors “a man who did his best to wipe out Native people.”

Funny: Just three years ago, Warren was the keynote speaker at a 2015 Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner, such events being commonplace for the party that Jackson founded.

The blond-haired, blue-eyed Massachusetts Democrat seems to think that going on the offensive is her best strategyfor answering President Trump’s “Pocahontas” taunts, which refer to the “Fauxcahontas” charges she’s faced since her first run for the Senate.

Her problem is that she first started publicly presenting herself as Native American back when her academic career had stalled — and seemed to benefit from the claim of minority status when she wound up becoming Harvard Law School’s first tenured “Indian” professor.


Report: John Kelly 'Increasingly Frustrated' with Ivanka Trump, Believes She's 'Playing Government'

President Trump’s Chief of Staff, Gen. John Kelly, is becoming “increasingly frustrated” with first daughter Ivanka Trump and believes she is “playing government,” according to a source who spoke anonymously with CNN.

In a CNN report based on anonymous sources out of the Trump White House, insiders allege that Kelly is not a fan of Ivanka’s role in the administration, where she acts as first daughter and also a senior adviser to the president.

CNN reports:

Meanwhile, Kelly has grown increasingly frustrated with Ivanka Trumpsince he entered the West Wing last July, people familiar with the situation say. He often feels that she tries to have it both ways, acting as a senior adviser to the president when it suits her and then as his daughter when it doesn’t. Kelly has remarked privately that Ivanka is just “playing government,” one source said, and has largely brushed aside her agenda, once disregarding her child tax credit as “a pet project.” [Emphasis added]

Another source familiar with the President’s thinking says Ivanka’s influence on his decision making has been exaggerated. He generally doesn’t heed her advice when it comes to serious policy debates, as he didn’t when he made the decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. But she is looked at in the West Wing as one of few people who can soothe the President when he is indignant or angry. [Emphasis added]


This K-9 can absolutely FLY!

U.S. pending home sales slide 4.7 percent in January

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contracts to buy previously owned homes unexpectedly declined in January to their lowest level in more than three years, another sign that the housing market appears to be losing some momentum.

The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday its pending home sales index dropped to a reading of 104.6, down 4.7 percent from the prior month. December’s index was also downwardly revised to 109.8.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast pending home sales rising 0.3 percent last month.


Delmarva Power Outage Map 3-2-18 2pm

Dinner with Deep State: Former Top DOJ Official Tells All on Mueller, Comey, McCabe and Punk Peter Strzok

A former Department Head in the DOJ expressed his anger and shame with his former agency in an exclusive discussion with The Gateway Pundit. We were told that current and former agents throughout the FBI feel the same way. They are repulsed by the corruption of the recent leadership in the Department of Justice.

We interviewed a former Head of a major department under the Justice Department. We’ve kept the identity of the individual anonymous and will refer to this person as “Mr DOJ”. Here are the notes from our discussion.

Mr. DOJ started off by commenting that former leaders in the FBI are ‘pissed’ and ‘ashamed’ of the recent actions taken by the corrupt leadership at the FBI. Both current and past leaders within and retired from the FBI are very upset with the current leaders within the FBI who committed what they describe as criminal acts.


Breaking News: Wind Brings Down Several Telephone Poles In Pittsville

Gumboro Road is currently closed down between Old Ocean City Road and Main Street.

A Viewer Writes: Salisbury Parking Meter

Hey Joe,

I tried using the “new” electronic parking meter today. After entering my license plate multiple times and then it taking forever. When it came time to pay, it did not take quarters. After a few more attempts the meter finally stated it only takes cards. I do not have a card on me. So I had to leave. What a waste of a system and resources.

2 Shot At Central Michigan University; Suspect Still At Large

Update: The two students who were shot on the fourth floor of a Central Michigan University dorm have been killed, according to CBS.

The shooter is still on the loose. Police haven't released much information, other than the name and description of a "person of interest," according to CBS.

CMU police confirm two individuals were fatally shot at Campbell Hall on campus this morning. The deceased are not students and police believe the situation started from a domestic situation. There are no additional injuries; suspect is still at large: 

Police identified James Eric Davis Jr. as a person of interest: He's black, around 19 years old and 10 inches and 135 lbs.


Rt. 50 Closed East Bound In Pittsville

Rt. 50 is Closed East Bound in Pittaville at Main Street. A tree has fallen across the entire roadway, expect delays.

Voicemail From Parkside Principal Referencing Threat Left By Student On Instagram

South Africa Votes To Seize White-Owned Land Without Compensation

South Africa’s parliament voted Tuesday to move forward with an amendment to the country’s constitution that would allow the government to seize and redistribute white-owned land without compensation.

The motion was brought by the radical Marxist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party and was widely supported by the ruling African National Congress, which controls almost two-thirds of the parliament. The measure passed by a vote of 241 to 83, reports Reuters.

EFF leader Julius Malema, a longtime proponent of land expropriation, said the “time for reconciliation is over. Now is the time for justice.”

“We must ensure that we restore the dignity of our people without compensating the criminals who stole our land,” Malema told parliament ahead of the vote, according to South Africa’s News24.


Drug dealer accused of deliberately killing sorority girl

A South Carolina drug dealer is accused of deliberately killing a sorority girl after he supplied her with Oxycodone.

Anthony 'AJ' Hunt, 22, was arraigned on Monday on federal charges in connection to the 2016 homicide of 19-year-old Rachel Bandman.

Bandman allegedly overdosed at her apartment near the University of South Carolina in Columbia, The State reported.


"It's Okay to be White" Signs 'Horrify' Residents of Pennsylvania Town

“It’s completely racist”

Some residents were “horrified” after over a hundred “It’s Okay to be White” signs were plastered all over Emmaus, Pennsylvania.

The signs have been popping up in different places for the last three weeks, with Borough Manager Shane Pepe calling them a “distasteful” act of “vandalism”.

“I mean, we’re surrounded by white privilege nowadays, it’s just a fact…so it’s completely racist to say ‘it’s OK to be white’,” Joshua Westbrook told WFMZ.

Another resident said they were “horrified” by the signs.

At least 100 have been torn down, but they just pop up again the next day. Police are now working with residents to try to track down the culprits.

“As fast as they are getting torn down, someone is putting them back up the next day,” states a post on the Emmaus Borough Facebook page.

“If you see someone that is NOT a Borough worker doing something at one of our signs, please call the police.”


Intel Officer: Globalists Attempting To Start Massive New World War

Virginia mother is 'abducted' from outside her home

Police are desperately searching for a mother who mysteriously disappeared from outside her home.

The last known whereabouts of TerriLynn St John, 23, was Tuesday morning when she went out to the front yard to prepare her car for the school run in Virginia.

When Middlesex County deputies arrived at the property, the front door was open, the missing woman's children were inside and there was a broken necklace outside.

Family members believe she was abducted after a struggle due to the evidence left behind, which included St John's cellphone. It was discovered in some bushes outside the home.


Reckless Driver In Salisbury

Candy Allen Bauer 
If you live in West Nithsdale, and this car belongs to you, then I want you to be aware that today - Friday, March 2nd - whoever was driving this vehicle of yours nearly killed myself and my two children. 

Let me explain. You know those bright red signs with the eight sides to them? Those are STOP size! When you see one of those the thing that you are supposed to do is- wait for it- STOP! Instead, whoever was driving this vehicle decided to blow through that stop sign at the end of your neighborhood, like they do every single morning, and came within inches of sideswiping my car because of it. As I'm sure you can imagine, had this car hit me going 30 plus miles an hour when it came barrelling out of your neighborhood, the outcome probably wouldn't have been pretty. Luckily I was able to swerve into the other lane and avoid a collision, but if there had been another car coming in the opposite direction the outcome would have been far different... 

If you end up injuring my children because of your total lack of regard for basic traffic laws, Heaven help you. 

So if this vehicle belongs to you, or was being driven by your negligent offspring, I want you to know that you or they have a complete and total disregard for anyone's safety, and soon all of Salisbury will know it. 

Get your act together before you kill someone!

Poplar Hill Mansion hosts St. Patrick's Day Celebration March 15

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Poplar Hill Mansion on March 15th, at 7:00 p.m. with Celtic music from special live musical guest Mike and the Fellow Travelers featuring Mike O’Loughlin and Mickey Justice playing some of your favorite acoustic Irish music. 

This free reception is part of the Music at the Mansion Series, made possible, in part, by a grant from the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council, awarded by the Maryland State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Please note that this is not a formal concert and guests are welcome to mingle, tour the museum, and talk to the band. Limited seating will be available in the Mansion and light refreshments will be served. Donations are welcome with all proceeds go towards the preservation of Salisbury's Oldest House, Poplar Hill Mansion, a 501(c)-3. Walk-ins welcome, no RSVP required. Call 410-749-1776 for more information.

Military Retiree Tax Relief

Governor Hogan Thanks Members Of The General Assembly For Supporting Common Sense Legislation

“Let’s finally move forward on our bill to eliminate taxes on the retirement income of our military veterans.” - Governor Larry Hogan, January 31, 2018

Since Taking Office, Governor Hogan Has Fought To Eliminate State Taxes On Military Retirement Income

Governor Hogan Proposed Legislation In 2015 And In 2017 To Eliminate State Taxes On Military Retirement Income.
In 2015, Governor Hogan Signed Legislation Which Exempted Military Retirees Under 65 Years Old From The First $5,000 In State Tax On Their Military Retirement Income, And Military Retirees At Least 65 Years Old From The First $10,000 In State Tax On Their Military Retirement Income. “The subtraction under subsection (a) of this section includes: If, on the last day of the taxable year, the individual is under the age of 65 years, the first $5,000 of military retirement income received by an individual during the taxable year; and If on the last day of the taxable year, the individual is at least 65 years old, the first $10,000 of military retirement income received by an individual during the taxable year.” (“Senate Bill 592,” Maryland General Assembly, 5/12/15)

Governor Hogan Reintroduced Legislation To Eliminate State Taxes On Military Retirement Income

Governor Hogan’s Proposed Legislation Eliminates State Taxes On Military Retirement Income Received As A Result Of Military Service. “The first $15,000 of the military retirement income received by an individual during a taxable year beginning after December 31, 2017, but before January 1, 2019; 75% of the military retirement income received by an individual during a taxable year beginning after December 31, 2018, but before January 1, 2020; and all of the military retirement income received by an individual during a taxable year beginning after December 31, 2019.” (“Senate Bill 312,”Maryland General Assembly, 1/22/18)

Members Of The Senate And House Of Delegates Have Introduced Similar Legislation As Governor Hogan

Delaware Supreme Court overturns conviction in fatal Delaware school bathroom attack

The Delaware Supreme Court has overturned the criminally negligent homicide conviction of a teen in the beating of Amy Inita Joyner-Francis at a Wilmington high school in April 2016.

Trinity Carr was 17 when a Family Court judge found her guilty of criminally negligent homicide and third-degree criminal conspiracy last year. The conspiracy conviction stands; it was not appealed.

Joyner-Francis was 16 when she died on April 21, 2016, after a violent encounter with Carr and two others in a restroom at Howard High School of Technology.


Public Comment: Changes to Striped Bass Fishery

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is considering changes to the recreational and charter boat summer and fall striped bass fishery.

The changes will require the use of circle hooks while chumming or live-lining, regardless of the target species. There is a possibility that the regulation may limit the size of the “J” hook when you are using bait (crabs, fish, worms or processed bait).

Please visit our regulations page for detailed information and email your comments by 11:59 p.m. March 5.

Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office Press Release: Winder Conviction

WH: ‘Senate Has Confirmed the Fewest Nominees’ Compared to Four Previous Administrations

(CNSNews) - The White House complained Tuesday that Senate Democrats have been obstructing President Donald Trump’s nominees, saying the Senate has confirmed the fewest nominees compared to the previous four administrations.

“Before taking your questions today, I want to take a moment to highlight the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats -- an issue that represents a threat to America’s interests and security. Compared to the four previous administrations, this Senate has confirmed the fewest nominees,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during the press briefing.

Sanders said the tactics of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) “have led to 73 fewer confirmations than the next closest administration.”

“Half of President Trump’s nominees are still waiting for confirmation in the Senate. The obstruction is so out of control, even some Senate Democrats believe it is inappropriate. Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, said, ‘I don't believe we should be holding nominees hostage…Enough is enough. We need people who are qualified to fill these important positions in our government,’” the press secretary said.

More here

Pelosi Slams ICE for Arresting ‘Hard-Working, Law-Abiding,’ ‘Patriotic’ Illegals

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi today attacked the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for arresting more than 150 illegal aliens in Northern California whom Pelosi described as “hard-working, law-abiding” and “patriotic.”

San Francisco, where Pelosi’s congressional district is located, is a “sanctuary city” that will not cooperate with the federal government in the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.

“Since Sunday, ICE deportation officers have arrested more than 150 individuals who are in violation of federal U.S. immigration laws, working on leads developed by the local field office in conjunction with the National Criminal Analysis and Targeting Center (NCATC),” ICE said in a statement released Tuesday.

“About half of the individuals arrested also have criminal convictions in addition to their immigration violations, including convictions for assault/battery, crimes against children, weapons charges and DUI,” ICE said.

Pelosi described ICE’s enforcement of the immigration law in her region of the country as a “shocking abuse of law enforcement power.”

Senator: America Needs "Idiot Control," Not Gun Control

Opposes measure to increase Fed role in background checks

In an appearance on CNN Tuesday, GOP Senator John N. Kennedy (R., La.) railed against stricter gun control provisions, saying that America needs ‘idiot control’ rather than gun control.

CNN host John Berman questioned Kennedy regarding his stated opposition to legislation being considered in the Senate that would give federal agencies greater access to state records, in order to better determine the eligibility of a person to buy firearms.

The bill would offer greater federal funding to state agencies that comply, while withholding it from those that don’t.

“I don’t think we need more gun control laws,” Kennedy said.

“Not a single one?” Berman asked.

“No,” Kennedy declared. “I think we need more idiot control.”

When Berman asked Kennedy to expand on what he meant by the term ‘idiot’, the Senator stated that he was referring to violent criminals like the shooter in Parkland.


Disgraced Maryland Delegate Convicted In Bribery Case

A former Maryland state delegate has been found guilty of accepting $20,000 in bribes in exchange for voting "yes" on Prince George's County's Sunday liquor sales bill.

Michael Lynn Vaughn, a Democrat from Bowie, was charged last year with bribery and conspiracy. Federal prosecutors alleged he accepted more than $20,000 in cash bribes "influencing the performance of his official duties,'' including voting for a bill to expand alcohol sales on Sundays.

Vaughn's lawyer insisted his client accepted bundles of money believing they were campaign donations, not bribes. At the open of Vaughn's trial, his lawyer said Vaughn was "stupid'' and "unethical," but not guilty of bribery.


President Trump Asks Dianne Feinstein to Add 'Assault Weapons' Ban to School Safety Bill

President Trump asked Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to add her “assault weapons” ban to the overarching school safety bill during a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers on Wednesday.

Feinstein’s bill, which is an enhanced reintroduction of a bill she has put forward again and again, bans over 200 different firearms.

During Wednesday’s White House meeting, Trump showed support for the gun control pushed by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA). The Manchin/Toomey bill is a gun control bill that the Democrat-controlled Senate rejected on April 17, 2013. But Trump chalked that failure up to Barack Obama’s lack of leadership, and talked of using the Manchin/Toomey bill as a base to which other bills could be added.

The goal was to create a body of gun legislation, ubiquitously for the purposes of school safety.


NRA at war with Trump over 'bad policy' on guns

The National Rifle Association on Wednesday blasted President Donald Trump for his proposal to take guns away from dangerous individual even if it violates constitutional rights to due process.

Trump made the remarks during a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers at the White House to discuss safety measures in the wake of last week's mass shooting at a high school in Florida.

‘While today’s meeting made for great TV, the gun control proposals discussed would make for bad policy that would not keep our children safe,’ NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker said in a statement to The Hill.

‘Instead of punishing law-abiding gun owners for the acts of a deranged lunatic our leaders should pass meaningful reforms that would actually prevent future tragedies.’


BETRAYAL: Trump Says Government Should 'Take The Guns First, Go Through Due Process Second'

On Wednesday, President Trump met with Congressional Democrats and Republicans to discuss measures to bolster student security in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida massacre. There, Trump proceeded to make an anti-Second Amendment statement so radical that it put President Obama’s gun control sermons in the shade.

“I don’t want mentally ill people to be having guns,” Trump said. He continued:

You have to do something very decisive. Number one, you can take the guns away immediately from people that you can adjudge easily are mentally ill, like this guy. You know, the police saw that he was a problem, they didn’t take any guns away. Now, that could have been policing. I think they should have taken them away anyway, whether they had the right or not. But I’ll tell you this, you have to have very strong provisions for the mentally ill.


Virginia mom, 23, who mysteriously disappeared from front yard found dead; suspect in custody

The body of a mother who vanished earlier this week from her Virginia home was found covered with leaves Thursday morning and a suspect has been arrested, officials said.

Major Michael Sampson of the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office said at a news conference that TerriLynn St. John's body was found around 9 a.m. about a mile from her home in Wake, located about 65 miles north of Norfolk.

“The closure on this is not good closure, but it is closure,” Sheriff David Bushey told reporters.


Alexander: Democrats Don't Care About Children Unless...

While most of my "liberal" friends claim to care about young people, however misguided the expression of that "care" might sometimes be, most Democrat Party pols don't give a damn about kids — unless, of course, their caskets can be used to construct political platforms.

I could substantiate that harsh criticism based solely on the fact that, every day, Democrats support ending the lives of 2,446 children before birth — and in doing so demonstrate their utter disregard for even the most defenseless of human life.

But in this instance, I'm alluding to Democrats' statist policies, which have eroded our culture from top to bottom — including the families and especially the children who were once nourished by them. The devastating consequences play out in an endless loop of daily tragedies.

To that end, what follows are some observations in the wake of the mass murder in a Florida school by a sociopathic assailant.

What really happened in Florida..

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) protested yesterday that if Congress does not pass "gun control" legislation, a.k.a. "gun confiscation legislation," "We won't have done our job to keep America's families safe."

Fact is, Democrat policies have, for generations, been a devastating wrecking ball demolishing "America's families."

What Schumer and his Democrats never dare suggest is the fact that violence in America is primarily a cultural problem rather than a "gun problem."

They avoid that debate at all costs because it's their failed statist policies, the effluent of their so-called "Great Society" centralized social programs, that have resulted in generations of poor Americans enslaved on urban poverty plantations in every major city nationwide.

Those poverty centers are the locus of drastic cultural devolution, most notably the systemic disintegration of the American family, and particularly the eradication of fatherhood. Virtually every school shooting, and most other inner-city violence, is associated with the absence of effective fathering in the lives of young men.

Much more here

‘We Expect To Lose Homes’ In Major Nor’easter, MEMA Chief Says

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency director is urging residents in vulnerable coastal communities to evacuate, saying a powerful nor’easter arriving Friday is likely to destroy homes.

During a Thursday press conference, MEMA director Kurt Schwartz said residents should not take the incoming storm lightlly.

“It will be dangerous to remain in the homes,” Schwartz said. “Not only may rescue not be possible, but homes will be subject to significant structural damage. We expect to lose homes during this storm. If you’re in one of those areas, you need to get out.”


Thank God Its Friday 3-2-18

What will you be doing this weekend?

Wicomico Landfill Closed Due To High Winds

Because the wind gusts are so strong vehicles can flip over at the top of the hill.

Back In The Day...

Good ole', loveable, peaceful Sweden!

THIS is shocking……and warrants WIDE DISTRIBUTION and discussion.

All of Europe is falling into this trap……..and some of our politicians are strongly advocating that America should join this parade!!

Warning: The above link contains very graphic photos which are upsetting. Sweden is the canary in the coal mine for Europe.. The video does not reveal that demographic projections show that Sweden is already lost, i.e., soon the Muslim population will be the majority and Swedes will have three choices per the Koran: 1. Subjugate themselves; 2. Convert to Islam; 3. Die a cruel death. These are the only three choices in about 26 places in the Koran that an infidel has. These are the fruits of a wealthy society who reaches out to help everyone, but are stupid enough to not protect their or their children's best interests. America has been on this course and half the country is resisting President Trump's immigration initiatives.

Delmarva Pony League

Easton Barrack February 2018 Criminal Investigations and Arrest Warrants

(Easton) During the month of February, Troopers of the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack responded to over 1200 calls for service throughout Talbot, Dorchester and Caroline Counties. The below Criminal Investigations and Arrest Warrants were executed throughout February. It should be noted the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack still has several on-going investigation that will be released at a later date.

Criminal Investigations

February 8, 2018, Troopers responded to Hickman, Rd., Dorchester County, regarding a burglary and assault. Troopers arrested Calab Boczon, 37 of Denton, for second degree assault, burglary and malicious destruction of property. He was seen by a court commissioner and released on his own recognizance.

February 9, 2018, Troopers responded to the 4200 Block of Main Street, Trappe, MD and arrested Leo James Kinsey, 29 of Preston, Md., for assault with a weapon and cited for possession of marijuana less than 10 grams. He was seen by a court commissioner and held without bond at the Talbot County Detention Center.

February 20, 2018, Troopers responded to Cambridge, regarding a second degree assault.Joshua Andrew Katulis, 24 of Cambridge, Md., was arrested and taken before a court commissioner. He was held on $3000.00 bond.

February 24, 2018, Troopers responded to the area of Almshouse Road, Denton, Md, regarding a disturbance call. Crystal Lynn Minor, 37 of Denton was arrested for second degree assault. She was seen by a court commissioner and released on her own recognizance pending a court date.

February 25, 2018, Turhanda Andrea Opher 26, of Cambridge, was arrested for false name and hindering investigation during a traffic stop in Easton, Md. He was held on $3000.00 bond.

Arrest Warrants