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Saturday, July 07, 2018

Waters off US East Coast may give birth to tropical storm west of Bermuda

Nearby Atlantic waters off the East Coast of the United States may give birth to a tropical depression or storm during the 2018 hurricane season over the next few days.

This feature may join Hurricane Beryl, which formed in the south-central Atlantic on Thursday.

"We are monitoring an area of disturbed weather a couple of hundred miles south of Bermuda at this time," according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Max Vido.

The potential formation zone is close to the Gulf Stream, which is a continuous current of warm water that originates from the tropics. Waters along much of the Atlantic seaboard are much above average for this time of the year.



Violence against Trump supporters escalates

A Florida man said he was punched in the face and dragged 30 feet with his arm trapped in a car by a man who was angry over the fact he had a Trump flag in his front yard.

The incident occurred in Boynton Beach on July 4th as Jeff Good watched a fireworks display from his driveway at around 9:30pm.

An older man with gray hair and his female companion drove up and began yelling about President Trump and demanding Good remove the Trump flag from his yard.

When Good refused, the man allegedly punched him in the face. Good tried to punch back, but the man immediately drove off with Good’s arm still trapped in the car.


Here's Why Hillary Is Running Again in 2020

That's right: Hillary Clinton is running for president again in 2020. She has actually ramped up her campaign since her defeat in 2016! From her Twitter feed to university speeches to appearances abroad – from Ireland to Australia to India – the "I'm with her" campaign continues. The message remains the same: Donald Trump is racist and sexist, and his supporters are deplorable. Hillary also continues to preach that she won the 2016 popular vote by 3,000,000 votes, but because of the electoral college (that damn Constitution thing) and RussiaRussiaRussia, she was robbed of her rightful prize and place in history.

Her Path to the Nomination

Hillary has a highly plausible path to the Democratic Party nomination, something no other potential Democrat candidate for president can say. In the primaries, Hillary Clinton's name recognition and loyal voters would earn her an easy 25% of the vote, while the anti-Hillary vote would split among as many as ten other candidates at about 5-10% each. This is not dissimilar to what Trump accomplished on the Republican side in 2016. With a solid base of supporters, Trump was able to win primary after primary while the others split the vote. Each time someone dropped out, Trump picked up about half of his supporters, with the other half disbursed among the other candidates. This is a realistic path for Hillary to gain the Democrat nomination, and it is no doubt irresistible to her.

Hillary is the only potential Democrat with big money-raising potential and an existing fundraising mechanism. That mechanism has been in place for 30 years! Hillary also has as much as $1 billion in Clinton Foundation donations stashed away for just such a rainy day. You didn't really think all that Russian oligarch money was sent to hungry children in Haiti, did you?


Rape Suspects Hard to Find Due to Illegal Status, ABC Admits

One suspect accused of raping teens was deported in 2017

Rape suspects who are in the country illegally are hard for police to track down, a local ABC affiliate admitted.

In particular, US Marshals are struggling to find men accused of raping two teens at a hotel in Bowling Green, Ohio, because they lack legal documentation.

“The problem is that [they] appear to be in this country illegally and police are using what little they have to go on,” 13 ABC of Ohio reported. “…Investigators do know what hotel they were staying in but that’s about it.”

“Most of the paperwork and documents they’ve received from this group has turned out to be bogus.”


Storms Approaching 94th St. Yesterday

SCOTUS Frontrunner Raymond Kethledge’s Record Reveals Immigration Weakness

Judge Raymond Kethledge, by some reports now the frontrunner for President Donald Trump’s next Supreme Court nomination, has a record that shows weakness on immigration.

Since President George W. Bush appointed Kethledge to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, he has consistently demonstrated interpretations of immigration law at odds with the conservative wing of the Supreme Court and, more broadly, the notion that American immigration laws exist for the benefit of Americans. He has also shown a willingness to inject his own sympathies with the plight of illegal aliens facing deportation into his opinions.

In 2013, for example, Kethledge sided with an illegal alien who overstayed a tourist visa and then spent the next ten years, while in the country illegally, trying to get an employment visa. Two separate employers filed paperwork that would have allowed the Indian national to remain in the United States, and both times the applications were denied when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) found the jobs to be bogus. Kethledge ruled, over a dissent by a Bill Clinton-appointed judge, that the alien himself had a right to challenge the determination that the employers did not qualify to keep foreign workers in the country, rather than just the employers themselves.

Even more troubling for those who prefer an America First interpretation of immigration law, Kethledge’s opinion in Patel v. USCIS expressly rejected the government’s contention that the sole purpose of those laws is to protect American workers and benefit American businesses that need foreign labor in qualifying circumstances where they cannot find Americans.

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"Hurry The F Up": New Strzok-Page Email Reveals FBI Scramble For Dirt On Trump Campaign

Congressional investigators have received a trove of new communications between embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok and his counterintelligence team which reveal "troubling" evidence that the FBI was rushing at breakneck speed to dig up any possible dirt on the Trump campaign, reports The Hill's John Solomon, after the communications were described to him.

Memos the FBI is now producing to the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general and multiple Senate and House committees offer what sources involved in the production, review or investigation describe to me as “damning” or “troubling” evidence.

They show Strzok and his counterintelligence team rushing in the fall of 2016 to find “derogatory” information from informants, or a “pretext” to accelerate the probe and get a surveillance warrant on figures tied to the future president.
-The Hill


Lost Dog In Salisbury: ***UPDATE!!!***

She left 203 S. Brookdale Dr, (behind old Lowe's) earlier today. She has a heart condition and her owner is desperately trying to locate her. Please call, 410-546-4940.

Liberals Touted "CHANGE", Conservatives Delivered It! MAGA

Be Very Careful What You Wish For, Liberals.

Anti-White Congolese Activist and Immigrant Who Assaults Cops and Climbed Statue of Liberty Says Trump Is a Monster

Anti-white Congolese immigrant and activist Therese Okoumou was cheered by Democrats as she pleaded not guilty in court to climbing the Statue of Liberty.

Therese Okoumou, from the Congo, wore a “white supremacy is terrorism” T-shirt to court.

Again, Therese Okoumou pleaded ‘not guilty’ to climbing the Statue of Liberty.

Therese Okoumou assaulted a police officer last year.

She attends anti-Trump rallies on a weekly basis.
She credited Michelle Obama for her stunt on the 4th of July.

Can someone explain what this immigrant is contributing to our society?


The Reason Democrats Are All Behind Mueller Witch Hunt Is Likely Hidden in the IG’s Clinton Email Report and It Will Make You Sick

For more than a year the Democrat Party and their corrupt MSM have all been behind the phony Trump-Russia collusion scandal.

Their efforts to frame the current President are so extreme, corrupt and criminal that one has to wonder why they would go through all this to frame President Trump? What could be so devastating that liberals in politics and the media will do all they can to make up this bold and grandiose lie? The answer may have been hidden in the recent IG’s report on the FBI’s actions with Hillary’s emails.

The IG’s report released a month ago reported numerous crimes and corrupt actions taken by many individuals in the deep state FBI and DOJ. These fiends reportedly did all they could to cover up Hillary’s email crimes while setting up the current President on a phony non-existent crime of Russian collusion. We now have more information that may be the reason for the extreme measures to take down the current President.


Medical Marijuana a Hit With Seniors

Seniors are giving rave reviews for medical marijuana.

In a new survey, those who turned to it for treating chronic pain reported it reduced pain and decreased the need for opioid painkillers.

Nine out of 10 liked it so much they said they'd recommend medical pot to others.

"I was on Percocet and replaced it with medical marijuana. Thank you, thank you, thank you," said one senior.

Another patient put it this way: "It [medical marijuana] is extremely effective and has allowed me to function in my work and life again. It has not completely taken away the pain, but allows me to manage it."


China's military reforms designed to 'WIN A WAR' and overtake the US

CHINA’s military reforms have been revealed by leaked internal documents, which indicate Beijing intends to expand its military might offshore so that the country will be allowed to “manage a crisis, contain a conflict, win a war” and overtake the United States in military strength.

The leaked documents were published by the Central Military Commission in February for the purpose of spreading President Xi Jinping’s “thought on strengthening the armed forces”.

If the reforms go ahead, they will lead to heightened tensions with China’s neighbouring countries, including Japan, in the East and South China Seas and the US.

The documents read: “As we open up and expand our national interests beyond borders, we desperately need a comprehensive protection of our own security around the globe.”

The report adds a military expansion will allow China to “more effectively create a situation, manage a crisis, contain a conflict, win a war, defend the expansion of our country’s strategic interests in an all-round fashion and realise the goals set by the party and Chairman Xi”.


Anti-Union California Teachers Want Union Fees Back After Janus Case

Seven California teachers believe teacher unions violated their constitutional rights by forcing them to pay union fees, so they have filed a class-action lawsuit trying to recoup their money.

The July 3 lawsuit comes after the Supreme Court ruled 5–4 in the Janus v. AFSCME 31 case making it unconstitutional under the First Amendment to use compulsory agency fees for public employees.

If the lawsuit is successful, the plaintiffs want to “refund all fair-share service fees or agency fees unlawfully withheld or collected” from them.

Plaintiffs believe the union fees violated their First Amendment free speech rights by forcing them to “subsidize private speech on matters of substantial public concern,” according to the lawsuit.

“The teachers are asking the unions, which took all that money, to give their hard-earned money,” said John Bursch, a lawyer who helped file the lawsuit. Bursch added that the teachers are asking for three years of refunds from the teacher unions.


After no-show threat, FBI agent Strzok's public testimony rescheduled

Two House committees have pushed back the public testimony of Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who vowed to stop President Trump from winning the 2016 election, after his attorney threatened to ignore the subpoena.

Mr. Strozk is now expected to testify in a public hearing on July 12. Initially, the House Judiciary and and Oversight and Government reform committees had initially scheduled his appearance on July 10.

The switch comes after the embattled G-man’s lawyer, Aitan Goelman, said his attorney may not comply with the subpoena issued Tuesday.

“We just got this subpoena today, so I don’t know whether or not we are going to be testifying next Tuesday in front of these two particular House committees,” Mr. Goelman told CNN earlier this week.


Emails Shed Light On Peter Strzok

During a closed-door interview on June 27, former FBI official Peter Strzok downplayed his role in obtaining surveillance warrants to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

The Daily Beast reported that Strzok, the former deputy chief of counterintelligence, claimed in the interview that he had no substantive input on drafting or securing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants used to spy on Page, an energy consultant who left the Trump team in September 2016.

Strzok also denied providing evidence for the FISAs, the first of which was granted on Oct. 21, 2016.

A Republican in the June 27 interview confirmed that Strzok, who oversaw the Russian investigation, denied having a direct role in the FISA process. But the Republican was also incredulous at Strzok’s suggestion that he had little to do with the spy warrants obtained against Page.


ICE seizes 181,000 counterfeit items worth nearly $43 million in Laredo, Texas

LAREDO, Texas — Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) on Tuesday completed counting the counterfeit items seized in Laredo in June which totaled more than 181,000 items. HSI estimates the street value of the seized items at more than $42.9 million, which is HSI’s largest counterfeit seizure in Laredo.

In mid-June 2018, HSI special agents conducted surveillance over a three-day period and observed boxes containing suspected counterfeit merchandise being moved. During the enforcement action, HSI discovered that all shipping labels on all the boxes depicted fictitious delivery addresses in Laredo. HSI confirmed the boxes contained counterfeit merchandise and detained the boxes. HSI eventually seized 795 boxes containing 181,615 pieces of trademark-infringed merchandise, which included many counterfeited brands, such as the following names: Adidas, Apple, Calvin Klein, Casio, Chanel, Coach, Diesel, Fendi, Gucci, Hugo Boss, LG, Luis Vuitton, Mark Kors, Nike, Rolex, Samsung, Sony, Under Armor, Yves St. Laurent; and DC and Marvel Comics. Through its investigation, HSI discovered that the Laredo-based criminal organization was the same organization that agents identified from a separate May 2018 counterfeit merchandise seizure. During the May 2018 seizure, HSI seized $16.1 million in trademark infringed merchandise which was destined for illegal export to Mexico.


Maxine Waters Incited ‘Very Definition of Mob Violence,’ Says Group Filing Ethics Complaint with House

Conservative watchdog and activism group Judicial Watch has filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), said Tom Fitton, the organization's president, on Fox News on Thursday.

"The number one House ethics rule is you've got to act in a way that reflects credibly on the House at all times, and when you’re out there… inciting mob violence against sitting Trump cabinet members, that doesn’t obviously reflect credibly on the House,” said Fitton on Fox & Friends. “And the House has to decide whether they’re going to allow its members to use the House as a platform and its power and position to attack and incite violence against Trump cabinet members.”

Waters infamously told a crowd of liberal protestors to "create a crowd" and "push back" any time they see a member of the Trump cabinet.

ICE detainees worth millions to Worcester

It’s no secret, but it might not be common knowledge that Worcester is among the Maryland counties that has been housing Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees at its jail since 1998.

It’s also known that the county is paid for this service, and the current rate is $87.11 per day, per inmate.

What most people probably don’t know, however, is how that money adds up. Since 2012, the county has brought in more than $42 million by housing these federal detainees.

Currently, there are 151 detainees at the Worcester County Jail, and that translates into almost $13,200 per day in revenue.




Leading publication of mainstream Left openly coming out against First Amendment

The biggest news this week is that the Left has officially turned against the First Amendment and freedom of speech — and just in time for the Fourth of July!

If you’re on the Right, it is not news that the Left wants to shut us up. The only change is that this goal is being announced openly in the leading publications of the mainstream Left, specifically in a long article in The New York Times warning about “How Conservatives Weaponized the First Amendment.” Weaponized. That’s right, they’re giving the First Amendment the same treatment they gave the Second. Does free speech seem as scary and dangerous as an AR-15 yet?

So what’s wrong with the First Amendment? It protects people the Left doesn’t like. No, really, that’s the argument.


Hans Parisis: Hike Gas Prices to Get an American's Attention

President Donald Trump has tweeted angrily about OPEC and oil prices.
“The OPEC Monopoly must remember that gas prices are up & they are doing little to help. If anything, they are driving prices higher as the United States defends many of their members for very little $’s. This must be a two way street. REDUCE PRICING NOW!” he wrote on Twitter.

The president appears unhappy with the level of oil prices considering them to be too high. The president’s authority in the oil market is such that oil prices rose marginally in European trading when markets were closed in the U.S. for the holiday.

A higher oil price transfers money from American oil consumers to oil producers. Now, as OPEC spends, by far, most of its income in Europe rather than in the United States, any money flowing from the U.S. to OPEC will tend to be spent in Europe.

However, and for investors that’s important, not that much money flows from the U.S. to OPEC into the U.S. fracking area.


Former VP Joe Biden Endorses Maryland Governor Candidate Ben Jealous

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Ben Jealous, who won the Democratic nomination for Maryland Governor in the primary election last month.

Jealous, who beat out Rushern Baker, Richard Madeleno, Alec Ross, Jim Shea, and Krish Vignarajah, is taking on current Governor Larry Hogan

Dave Chappelle and Bernie Sanders had previously endorsed Jealous, along with nearly 40 other people or organizations, according to Jealous’ campaign.


Japan Executes Cult Leader Behind Infamous 1990s Sarin Gas Attack

Doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara and several followers were executed Friday for their roles in a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subways and other crimes, Japanese media reported.

The top Japanese government spokesman confirmed Asahara's execution but wouldn't comment on the others. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said only that the Justice Ministry would make an announcement later Friday.

Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported that six followers were also hanged, citing unidentified sources. In all, 12 followers had been on death row with Asahara for the crimes, which killed 27 people. Asahara was 63 years old.


New Jersey expands LGBTQ protections

Genderqueer residents can now have their birth and death certificates amended to reflect their gender identity.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed three bills into law on Tuesday that offer more rights and protections for the LGBTQ community.

The first two measures, SB478 and SB493, allow birth and death certificates for transgender residents to be amended to reflect their gender identity. People may identify themselves as female, male or undesignated. Previously, transgender or genderqueer residents had to undergo gender confirmation surgery and obtain proof from their doctor to update their birth certificate.

The third bill, SB705, establishes the Transgender Equality Task Force, which will ensure that protections are put in place for the trans community andoversee those efforts.

According to the measure, the group, consisting of 17 members, will provide “recommendations to the Legislature and the Governor on how to ensure equality and improve the lives of transgender individuals, with particular attention to the following areas: healthcare, long term care, education, higher education, housing, employment and criminal justice.”


Department of Planning and Zoning Has Updated Its "Floodplain" Page

SALISBURY, MD - In recognition of "National Insurance Awareness Day" celebrated on June 28th, the Wicomico County Department of Planning and Zoning has updated its "Floodplain" page to include newly released publications from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

"We are getting a head start on the upcoming hurricane season by providing the citizens of Wicomico County with useful information to help them prepare for potential flooding events," stated Bob Culver, County Executive. "We also want to encourage every homeowner to consider obtaining flood insurance - even if your home is located outside of a mapped floodplain," he added.

FEMA reports that more than 20 percent of flood insurance claims come from properties outside of mapped flood zones. Wicomico County qualifies for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) by maintaining strict building standards. NFIP communities are provided discounts on flood insurance premiums.

Recent estimates provided by FEMA claim that one inch of water in a home can cost more than $25,000 in damage. A newly released publication provides guidance on low-cost projects that homeowners can do themselves. "Protect Your Home From Flooding" is now available on the County's Department of Planning and Zoning web page at: or by contacting the Planning and Zoning Department at 410-548-4810.

Additional publications to help homeowners prepare for flooding events, including caring for pets during a flood, are also available on-line or at the Department of Planning and Zoning located at 125 N. Division Street in downtown Salisbury. Homeowners can also visit the department for individual guidance with improvements to prevent flooding.

Stamp-Size Mistake Costs Postal Service $3.5 Million

For years, a U.S. Postal Service stamp mistakenly bore the image of a Lady Liberty replica.

That statue welcomes visitors to the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and between 2010 and 2014, it earned the Postal Service over $70 million in profits.

Last week, Las Vegas sculptor Robert Davidson was awarded $3.5 million from the Postal Service in a lawsuit.

The confusion started a decade ago, when the Postal Service decided to update its line of "forever" stamps with an image featuring Lady Liberty.

According to court documents, a stamp development manager at the time started by gathering stock images of the Statue of Liberty — all possibilities for the new stamp. But he didn't realize that his final choice was not, in fact, a photograph of the national monument.



FBI's Peter Strzok may ignore House subpoena, says his lawyer

Peter Strzok, the former FBI agent who vowed to "stop" President Trump from winning the 2016 election despite being part of a federal investigation into his campaign, may not show up to testify next week despite being subpoenaed.

"My client will testify soon, somewhere, sometime. We just got this subpoena today, so I don't know whether or not we are going to be testifying next Tuesday in front of these two particular House subcommittees," Aitan Goelman, Strzok's attorney, told CNN's Chris Cuomo.

Goelman said he could not automatically respond "yes" because the two "have come to the conclusion, forced to come to the conclusion, that this is not a search for truth, it is a chance for Republican members of the House to preen and posture before their most radical, conspiracy-minded constituents."


Will History Record Illinois As A Failure Of Democracy?

As America celebrates its Independence this week, it seems only right to consider the most far-reaching questions raised by Illinois’ crisis:

Did the Founding Fathers miss something? Did we miss something the Founders stood for? Is our form of democracy fundamentally flawed?

The importance of those questions is part of why Wirepoints exists, and why we hope other states follow Illinois’ story.

Illinois inherited assets most states and nations would envy. Its GDP remains larger than all but fifteen countries of the world. More importantly, it inherited constitutional self-government.

But it’s failing.


Senate Democrats Create Giant Trump Nominee Backlog

Senate Democrats pushed three times as many cloture votes to stall President Donald Trump’s nominees as were pushed during his four previous predecessors’ combined first terms.

As of July 2, the Senate has used the cloture rule to force at least 30 hours of debate on 101 Trump nominees. This is the second year of Trump’s first term. In contrast, the cloture rule was invoked a combined 32 times for nominees of Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.

Just days away from Trump announcing a nomination to the Supreme Court, the pace of moving lower-level nominees will most assuredly slow even further.

White House officials have accused Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., of “weaponizing” cloture.


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Breaking News: North Korea accused the U.S. of a "gangster-like demand for denuclearization," even as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called talks productive

North Korea accused the Trump administration on Saturday of pushing a “unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization” and called it “deeply regrettable,” hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his two days of talks in the North Korean capital were “productive.”

Despite North Korea’s criticism, its Foreign Ministry said leader Kim Jong-un still wanted to build on the “friendly relationship and trust” forged with President Trump during their summit meeting in Singapore on June 12. The ministry also said Mr. Kim had written a personal letter to Mr. Trump, which was handed to Mr. Pompeo to deliver.

Iran is ready for change

On Saturday, the people of Khorramshahr, a city in southwestern Iran, poured into the streets to protest against poor living conditions and a lack of access to drinking water. Like many other protests happening across Iran, slogans against the highest authorities of the Iranian regime, including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, accompanied Khorramshahr’s demonstrations. Instead of taking steps to address the people’s grievances, the regime responded by dispatching its security forces to crack down on the protesters. Clashes ensued as the deprived people of Khorramshahr refused to back down from fighting for their most basic rights.

Protests like those in Khorramshahr have become quite common since the turn of the year, when economic woes and government corruption triggered nationwide unrest across Iran. But what made the Khorramshahr demonstrations different was that they took place while tens of thousands of Iranians had gathered in Paris to support protesters in Iran.

Called “Free Iran 2018,” the event was attended by high-profile politicians and lawmakers from dozens of countries. The rally had two messages. To the people of Iran: You’re not alone. To the rest of the world: There’s a real and viable alternative to the tyrannical and extremist mullahs ruling in Iran.


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Pittsville To Host Their Own Festival

Democrats ask taxpayers to pay for Congress' feminine hygiene supplies

Two Democratic members of Congress demanded this week that the U.S. House declare feminine hygiene products to be office supplies that can be reimbursed at taxpayers’ expense.

Reps. Grace Meng and Sean Patrick Maloney, both New York Democrats, said the House should provide the products free of charge in all common bathrooms, and should reimburse offices that buy them.

They said the products should be treated the same as toilet paper or paper towels.

“Feminine hygiene products are a basic and essential need for women,” Ms. Meng said. “All women deserve access to them and that includes women who visit and work on Capitol Hill. It is time for the House to make these necessary items more accessible to women.”

The two lawmakers wrote a letter Thursday to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan asking him to approve the funds after the House last week denied Mr. Maloney’s reimbursement request.

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200 Black Female Leaders Play Race Card – Demand DNC Defend Maxine Waters and Her Calls to Harass Conservatives

Popular Democrat mouthpiece Maxine Waters threatened Republicans with mob violence and abuse the past two weeks.
Maxine made the comments both in public speeches and on TV.

However, Democrat leaders Senator Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi were not supportive and condemned Maxine’s calls for harassment and abuse.

Maxine Waters went after Schumer and Pelosi on MSNBC for not supporting her calls abusing Republicans.
Waters joined Joy Reid last Sunday.


SORRY LIBERALS! Chick-fil-A Named America’s Favorite Fast Food And Full-Service Restaurant

(CBS Local) – The Chick-fil-A cow’s plea for Americans to “eat mor chikin” has apparently paid off. The fast-food chain has been named the most popular fast foodrestaurant in America for the third year in a row.

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) is reportedly based on interviews with 22,500 customers who are asked about the quality of products, services, and satisfaction. 380 companies in 46 industries are graded by the annual survey.

Maintaining last year’s score of 87 out of 100, Chick-fil-A was found to be the best when it comes to food accuracy, waitstaff behavior, food quality, cleanliness, food variety, and website satisfaction.

At the bottom of the list, McDonald’s finished with a score of 69 and 18th on ACSI report. Taco Bell finished just above McDonald’s with a score of 74, dropping three percent from their score in 2017.


A Viewer Writes: I wonder how much this cost SBY tax payers

City of Salisbury, Maryland

This one's a bittersweet TBT post, because our beautiful sister city, Salisbury, Wiltshire are in the news once again for unfortunate circumstances over which they have no control. What we want the world to know is that Salisbury is a magically beautiful place, full of history and charm. Mayor Jacob Day, City AdministratorJulia Glanz, and Council President Jack Heath were there only a month ago, and found the city to be every bit as lovely as the pictures would lead you to believe. Our hearts are with our sister city, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. #SBY Salisbury Cathedral #SisterCity

This is what Jake is talking about HERE.

GOP to attack unfunded federal mandates next week

House Republicans will make a new push next week to rein in federal rules and regulations that can cost local governments companies millions of dollars each year — 23 years after Republicans first sought to limit unfunded federal mandates.

GOP leaders will call up legislation to amend the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995. That law required agencies to try to limit the cost of federal rules on local governments and companies, but Republicans say it has fallen short of its promise over the last two decades, and needs improvement.

For example, the original law required agencies to consider less expensive alternatives to "major" regulations that will impose costs of $100 million or more per year.


Man Gives His Excuse For Stealing Teen’s MAGA Hat – Cap Same As KKK Hood

The man who stole a teenager’s Make America Great Again hat called the incident a lapse in judgment and said that seeing the cap was like seeing a Ku Klux Klan hood, he told KSAT 12 News.

Kino Jimenez, 30, of San Antonio has been charged with felony theft after the incident at Whataburger in which he dumped a drink on the 16-year-old.


Eliminating Identity Politics From the Schools and the US Census

Just in time for the Fourth of July, the Trump administration announced it is rescinding Obama administration policies that directed universities to use racial preferences in the admissions process. Because this type of discrimination is the gateway drug of the identity politics balkanizing America, Tuesday’s decision is a boost for unity and a setback for those who want to divide Americans.

To be sure, this week’s action is just the beginning, and the left will fight it tooth and nail. But the administration should go even further. Just last Friday, the two of us published a Heritage Foundation paper calling on the administration to stop giving preferential treatment on the basis of “race, color, national origin or ethnicity in any of its programs and activities.”

Indeed, we think that the administration should stop collecting data, including in the census, on artificially created ethnic groups, such as “Hispanics” or “Asians,” which bring together under large umbrellas disparate cultures and races. That would really cut identity politics off life support.


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Trump claims Maxine Waters' IQ in 'mid-60s,' slams 'fake Pocahontas' Elizabeth Warren in rally to unseat Jon Tester

President Trump held a rally in Montana Thursday night as part of his effort to oust Sen. Jon Tester, one of his most bitter political opponents -- but the president took time to rail against several other big-name critics.

Speaking at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls, Trump said "it's time to retire" Tester, a red-state Democrat. He added that Democrats "actually got their ass kicked" in 2016, drawing racuous applause as he proceeded to unload on such varied targets as The New York Times, Rep. Maxine Waters and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

"Pocahontas, to you I apologize," Trump said. "To the fake Pocahontas, I won't apologize."

He then joked that he would pull out a heritage kit during a hypothetical presidential debate with Warren and slowly toss it at her, "hoping it doesn't hit her and injure her arm, even though it only weighs probably two ounces." Trump said he would offer to donate $1 million to Warren's preferred charity if she took the ancestry test.


The Founding Fathers: Smugglers, Tax Evaders, and Traitors

Americans were not fighting the British. The Americans were British.

During patriotic holidays, the news media applaud the Founding Fathers. But rarely does anyone mention some important facts about them: that they were smugglers, tax evaders, and traitors.

Not only is this important, it is also praiseworthy; it produced the most advanced civilization ever known.

The Revolution is often said to have begun in 1775 at the Battle of Lexgton. In truth, it began in the 16th century when the first colonists began traveling to the New World. Consider the hardships these people faced. Abandoning their relatives and friends, they boarded small leaky boats like the Mayflower—which was only as long as six automobiles—to spend months crossing 3,000 miles of storm-tossed ocean.


Trump and Britain are a good match

With independence, and its celebration of America's defeat of Britain behind us, let us in 2018 embrace our former foe. President Trump's visit to the U.K. next week is a superb opportunity to strengthen our most natural alliance and bolster our shared interests in trade and common defense.

A U.S.-U.K. trade deal should be Trump's first order of business. Many people are frowning on Britain's wholly understandable decision to leave the European Union. Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, dismissively said that Brexit would send the U.K. to the "back of the queue," a line given to him by Her Majesty's Government as a way of discouraging the "leave" vote. Trump rightly sees it the other way around. A Britain free of the EU and its customs union barriers is one with which the U.S. should swiftly cut a trade deal.

Trump's argument against free trade, which we think deeply flawed, doesn't apply to the U.K. Great Britain has high wages, so reducing barriers doesn't risk the flight of American jobs. Britain is already a key trading partner, and a bilateral trade deal would enrich both nations.


Victims blame FDA for food-recall failures

‘If I had heard about the problem even one week earlier … life today would be very different.’

People had been getting sick from eating I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter for more than two months when Peter Ebb, a 59-year-old Boston lawyer and health enthusiast, went for a run and then ate his usual gluten-free English muffin smeared with soy nut butter.

Later that morning — March 6, 2017 — Ebb saw a message from Amazon, which had sold him the nut butter, that the manufacturer had recalled it for contamination by E. coli bacteria. Ebb threw away a protein drink he had made with the soy nut butter, but didn’t worry too much. The Food and Drug Administration warning that was linked to the email was worded very cautiously: Though serious illnesses might result, even potentially leading to death, “most healthy adults can recover completely within a week.”


Rep. Andy Harris Opens Application for Military Service Academy Nominations

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Military Service Academies nomination application is now available for students wishing to join the class of 2023. Congressman Harris will nominate some of the finest students from Maryland’s First Congressional District for appointments to the U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies. The Coast Guard Academy does not require a Congressional nomination, though Congressman Harris will recommend interested applicants on a case-by-case basis.

Admission to the service academies is based on SAT/ACT scores, class rank, physical aptitude scores, extracurricular activities, athletic abilities, medical examinations, and a panel interview. Academies accept applications on a rolling basis beginning in September. Final acceptance is also contingent upon receiving a nomination from an authorized source such as one’s Congressman or Senator.

The deadline to apply for a nomination from Congressman Harris is October 22, 2018. All qualified residents of Maryland’s First District are encouraged to apply. Interviews will be conducted in the fall by Congressman Harris’ Military Academy Review Board, which is made up of veterans and reservists of the United States military. The Service Academies will be notified of Congressman Harris’ nominations by December 31, 2018.

Students can download the nomination application at Completed applications should be submitted to Congressman Harris’ Kent Island District office at 100 Olde Point Village, Suite 101, Chester, MD 21619. For questions, please call the Kent Island District Office at 410-643-5425.

Meeting Materials - 7-9-18 - City Council Meeting

Attached is the Agenda Packet for Monday’s Council Meeting.


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5 Family Members Including 4 Children Killed In Multi-Vehicle Crash In Delaware

TOWNSEND, Del. (CBS) — Delaware State Police are investigating a multi-fatal crash that killed five family members, including four children and one adult, and shut down part of Route 1 traffic in New Castle County on Friday afternoon.

The accident happened on Route 1 northbound in the area of Pine Tree Road in Townsend around 3:50 p.m. And officials say there were two survivors from the crash.

Master Coporal Melissa Jaffe said, “It’s certainly heartbreaking. I feel so bad for this family. I cannot imagine what they’re going through.”


'Melting road' damages cars in Australia

Melting bitumen has forced drivers in Australia to abandon their vehicles after the tyres became coated with tar.

Up to 50 motorists may be entitled to compensation over the incident in Queensland on Tuesday, reports said.

"I have never seen anything like it and when the reports started coming through yesterday, it was just incredible," local mayor Joe Paronella told the ABC.

The incident has been blamed on a change in weather, and damage to the road after it was resealed last week.

Local resident Deborah Stacey said "big globs" of tar had stuck to vehicles, amid hot weather that followed several cooler days and rain.

"We had a week of cracked windscreens... then as soon as the sun came out, it started sticking," she told the Courier Mail.

The tar meant tyres on several vehicles had to be replaced, and it caused damage to bumper bars and panels.


2 men accused of shooting up wrong Maryland house mistaking it for their enemy's home

GERMANTOWN, Md. (WJLA) — Two men allegedly shot into the wrong home in Germantown, Maryland. Police say the shooting was the result of a beef the pair had with someone who lives in a house a few doors away.

Seven bullets were fired into a boy's bedroom, and his parents' master bedroom. Toys, furniture, and a mattress were damaged in the June shooting.

The home involved in the shooting belongs to a married couple and their two sons ages 10 and 13. According to investigators, the family was already out of bed when the incident took place. No one was injured.

Authorities captured the men at a local Sunoco gas station. Three guns were recovered, including the 9MM used in the shooting.