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Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Why Women Still Love Trump

Connecticut police officer killed in South Carolina trying to break up fight

An off-duty Connecticut police officer died Sunday after he was reportedly assaulted in a popular South Carolina bar.

Sgt. Matthew Mainieri, 41, a decorated 20-year member of the South Windsor Police Department, died Sunday afternoon after he tried to break up a fight at Uncle Tito’s in Murrells Inlet, Fox 61 Connecticut reports.

He suffered head injuries during the altercation and was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon, the station reported.

“It is with profound sadness that the members of the South Windsor Police Department mourn the death of Sergeant Matthew Mainieri,” South Windsor Deputy Police Chief Scott Custer said.

Kelton Jess Todd, 21, of Aynor, S.C., was charged with assaulting Mainieri by deputies with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.

More serious charges are pending, the sheriff’s office said.


Trump Blames Sessions For Charging GOP Congressmen, Putting Two ‘Easy Wins’ In Doubt

President Donald Trump lashed out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions again on Monday, blaming the former Alabama senator for two congressional seats — which were solidly red — now in jeopardy due to recently filed charges.

“Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department. Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff.”

Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department. Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff......


This Ohio County Swung From Obama to Trump. Here's What 8 Fair Attendees Think, 2 Years Later.

CANTON, Ohio—Attendees of the 169-year-old Stark County Fair in Ohio don’t come out to see politicians, and politics aren’t on the forefront of their minds, but a large portion of the folks here had strong opinions on both when asked.

The political climate of Stark County, known for its rural, farming areas and also home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame housed in Canton, has flipped in recent years.

In the 2008 presidential race, then-Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois won 51.59percent of the vote in Stark County and his Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, won 46.14 percent. Obama won the county again in 2012 with 49.21 percent of the vote, inching past Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who had 48.74 percent.

But in 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democrat nominee, received 38.68 percent of the vote, while Republican nominee Donald Trump received 55.85 percent.


Navy’s ‘Fat Leonard’ case implodes

NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. — With the close of the Navy’s first “Fat Leonard” court-martial trial, the defendant is going to the brig but he escaped the most serious charges and potentially jeopardized future federal fraud cases against a string of past and present sailors.

Cmdr. David Morales was found guilty of only two of the five charges he faced — conduct unbecoming an officer and failing to report foreign contacts on his security clearance renewal.

After closing arguments on Friday, the Navy trial judge, Capt. Charles N. Purnell, deliberated overnight and delivered a verdict that stripped out the conspiracy, bribery and making a false official statement charges.

On Saturday, Purnell sentenced the fighter pilot to 165 days of confinement, forfeiture of $30,000 in pay over the next five months and an additional $5,000 fine.

Morales faced 17 years behind bars if he was convicted on the original charges. After Purnell gutted the most serious remaining specifications on Saturday he was still staring at a maximum term of two-and-a-half years in the brig.


This soldier just retired – and he’s served in every war since Vietnam

Some service members are exceptional because of their rank or combat heroics. But some are remarkable for simply saying "yes" every single time the nation needed them. Multimedia journalist Dustin Diaz traveled to hear the story of a man who answered the nation's call again and again, from Vietnam to Afghanistan.


Why Your Collectibles Are Actually Worthless

What to Expect When You're Trying to Sell Collectibles

Most collectibles experts advise people to "buy what they like." That means if you really want something, then spend the money, but don't expect it to increase in value. In fact, some collectibles don't even hold their original value, much less increase over time.

Here's what you need to know about all types of collectibles ranging from Beanie Babies and Precious Moments figurines to collector's plates and Barbie dolls, and what you can expect if you try to sell them.

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Mass Production–Beanie Babies, Barbie Dolls and Other Toy Collectibles

10 Years Later - No Lessons Learned

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the Wall Street/Fed/Treasury created financial disaster of 2008/2009. What should have happened was an orderly liquidation of the criminal Wall Street banks who committed the greatest control fraud in world history and the disposition of their good assets to non-criminal banks who did not recklessly leverage their assets by 30 to 1, while fraudulently issuing worthless loans to deadbeats and criminals. But we know that did not happen.

You, the taxpayer, bailed the criminal bankers out and have been screwed for the last decade with negative real interest rates and stagnant real wages, while the Wall Street scum have raked in risk free billions in profits provided by their captured puppets at the Federal Reserve. The criminal CEOs and their executive teams of henchmen have rewarded themselves with billions in bonuses while risk averse grandmas “earn” .10% on their money market accounts while acquiring a taste for Fancy Feast savory salmon cat food.

I find the cognitive dissonance and normalcy bias regarding what has actually happened over the last ten years to be at astounding levels. As someone who views the world based upon a factual assessment of financial, economic and global data, I’m flabbergasted at the willful ignorance of the populace and the ease with which the ruling class has used their propaganda machine to convince people our current situation is normal, improving, and eternally sustainable.

When confronted by unequivocal facts, historically accurate comparisons, and proof our economic system is unsustainable and headed for a crash, the average person somehow is able to ignore the facts and believe all will be well because some “experts” in the propaganda media said not to worry. Those who present factual arguments are declared doomers or conspiracy theorists. They are scorned and ridiculed for being wrong for the last ten years.


Dems retake wide lead over Republicans ahead of midterm elections: poll

Democrats have retaken a clear advantage over Republicans ahead of November's midterm elections on a generic House ballot, according to aWashington Post/ABC News poll released Tuesday.

In the poll, which surveyed registered voters, Democrats held a 14-point advantage, 52 percent to 38 percent, for control of the House this fall over Republicans, a jump from a 4-point lead in the same poll in April and similar to results seen in the beginning of 2018.


Dem socialist candidate Julia Salazar's mother and brother expose more inconsistencies in her bio

A Democratic socialist candidate for New York state Senate whose biography was challenged in a recent expose is facing even more questions about her background -- as her family calls out claims about her supposedly hardscrabble upbringing.

Julia Salazar, a progressive Democrat affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America, has been touted as the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- who won a primary race against New York Rep. Joe Crowley. But her campaign was thrown into turmoil last month after an article in Tablet took issue with certain parts of her biography.

She had previously told multiple outlets she’s an immigrant from Colombia, saying her family came to the U.S. when she was young.

“My family immigrated to the U.S. from Colombia when I was a baby, and my mom ended up raising my brother and me as a single mom, without a college degree and from a working-class background,” Julia Salazar said in an interview with Jacobin Magazine.


Obamacare Requirement Blamed For Doctor Burnout

A government requirement in the massive Obamacare law is being blamed for the burnout of doctors across the United States. A new report found that over just three years as Obamacare was being implemented, “physician burnout increased significantly, from 45.5 percent to 54.4 percent.”

The report published in the American Journal of Medicine found that the electronic health records (EHR) is destroying the relationship between doctors and patients. The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom charges the Obamacare requirement that doctors use electronic health records has caused a surge of burnout in the medical profession, explains Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. “The EHR is causing doctors to leave their patients,” said Twila Brase, the president of CCHF and the author of “Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth About Electronic Health Records.”

“Congress forced doctors to buy and use computerized record systems to collect and report patient data to the government. And it’s wreaking havoc on their practices and their patients,” said Brase according to WND.

Brase’s book is opening eyes to the problems of government interference in markets – especially the healthcare market.

There are serious dangers lurking behind the government’s $30 billion electronic health record (EHR) experiment. This omnipresent technology turns doctors into data clerks and shifts attention from patients to paperwork–while health plans, government agencies, and the health data industry profit. Patients who think the HIPAA ”privacy” rule protects the confidentiality of their medical information will be shocked to discover it makes their medical records an open book.

“Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth About Electronic Health Records,” desription.


Left or Liberal?

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Will Not Seek Re-Election

Less than a month after black Chicagoans called Rahm Emanuel a "con man" as protesters expressed their outrage over the lack of economic development on the South and West Sides of the city, compared to the North Side, as gang violence continues to plague their neighborhoods.

"Rahm Emanuel is a con man. His whole job is to keep black folks divided," one man told Fox News' Gianno Caldwell, who covered the march, adding that Emanuel "doesn't care about anybody" except his own neighborhood and his own family, while another woman said Emanuel seems to care more about illegal immigrants in the city.

"African-Americans, we're citizens, and our ancestors built this country," she told Caldwell, whose younger brother survived a shooting last year that killed his best friend.


FOUR MS-13 gang members in Houston hacked another member to death

Four members of the notorious MS-13 gang have been arrested for murdering a gang member turned police informant.

Houston law enforcement officers said on Monday that Marlon A. Miranda, 19, Wilson J. Ventura-Mejia, 22, Miguel Aguilar-Ochoa, 33, and Carlos Elias Henriquez-Torres, 18, have all been charged in the vicious killing of Victor Castro Martinez at a park in June.

Prosecutors believe the four men, who entered the country illegally, are also involved in seven other killings. A judge demanded that all four be separated from each other in different holding areas at the Harris County Jail.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Henriquez-Torres's custody was transferred to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Castro Martinez, 25, had been working as an informant, looking to make right after years of running with the infamous criminal organization that has caused grave concerns throughout the United States in recent years.


South African Farmer Reports on What Is Really Happening in His Country Regarding Land Seizure

When a recent report on the uncompensated seizure and redistribution of farmland held by white farmers in South Africa drew the concern of President Donald Trump, his South African counterpart told him to “stay out of our issues.”

Subsequent reports have raised questions about how extensive the land expropriations are and the level of violence associated with the seizures.

The African National Congress is the longtime ruling party in South Africa, and it is currently headed by that country’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa drew U.S. media scrutiny after Tucker Carlson, on his Fox News Channel show, reported Aug. 22 that Ramaphosa had begun “seizing land from his own citizens without compensation because they are the wrong skin color.”

Carlson condemned the land seizure as “racist” because the South African government is largely black and the farmers in question are white, and he urged the U.S. State Department to condemn the move as well.

After Carlson’s program aired the segment, Trump tweeted his reaction and asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “look into the matter.”

In a subsequent speech, Ramaphosa responded to Trump’s tweets by saying, “Stay out of our issues, and we will not get involved in your issues in America.”


Harley Status

BTW, Don’t blame Trump for Harley moving their plant. H-D announced the closing of their Kansas City Sportster plant Months before Trump announced his Tariff program.

Fox’s Jeanine Pirro: Trump was 'framed'

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro said Sunday that she believes various forces in Washington have conspired to “frame” President Trump and bog down his administration with scandal and controversy.

“Nobody is looking at the corruption. It’s all one-sided, the corruption on the part of the Democrats," Pirro told radio host John Catsimatidis in an interview on AM 970 New York. "This president was framed. It’s that simple.”

“I’ve been in law enforcement for over three decades. This guy was framed," Pirro continued. "The crisscrossing and the incestuous nature of our government in an attempt to prevent the outsider president that we wanted from getting elected is frightening.”

Pirro, a former judge and ardent supporter of Trump, echoed claims the president has made before that he was framed "for crimes he didn't commit."


Grassley: Sessions ‘Could Be More Aggressive’ Running DOJ

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) stated that it is the president’s choice whether he fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions and that Sessions “could be more aggressive in running the department.”

Host Martha MacCallum asked, “What about Jeff Sessions? Do you think he should lay off, or should he let Jeff Sessions go?”

Grassley said, “I think, for one thing, this is the president’s choice. I have always said that a president should be able to have who he can be comfortable with. I consider Jeff Sessions a very personal friend. I think that he could be more aggressive in running the department.”


Fact Check: Trump Administration Challenges Washington Post Hispanic Passport Story

The Trump administration is pushing back against the accuracy of a Washington Post story that suggests Hispanics applying for passports are facing discrimination from the federal government.

Writing that “a growing number of people whose official birth records show they were born in the United States … are now being denied passports—their citizenship suddenly thrown into question,” The Washington Post reported in the Aug. 29 article that:

The Trump administration is accusing hundreds, and possibly thousands, of Hispanics along the border of using fraudulent birth certificates since they were babies, and it is undertaking a widespread crackdown.

“The facts don’t back up The Washington Post’s reporting,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.


Small Businesses Flee Facebook After Algos Hobble Revenue-Generating Traffic

Small businesses which blossomed on Facebook are now fleeing in droves, after the social media giant implemented a major change to the platform's news feed to offer content from "friends and family," while hiding "videos and other posts from publishers or businesses," reports NBC News.

While the goal was to make Facebook "more social," publishers ranging from big businesses to cottage-industry blogs have been forced to generate more original content, as opposed to sharing products or affiliate links which are now being suppressed by the Menlo Park, CA company.

Some small publishers have seen their income slashed over 50%.

“One of the Facebook policy changes that kind of went under the radar and it went into effect in February was the branded content policy. And it decreased my income from Facebook by 60 percent, overnight. No explanation.” said Holly Homer, a Texas entrepreneur who runs the Facebook pages for “Quirky Mama” and “Kids Activities.”


The Socialism Scam

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s recent win of the Democratic Party’s nomination in New York’s 14th Congressional district has given America’s socialists a breath of fresh air.

The telegenic 28-year old ex-waitress, who lives in a one-bedroom Bronx apartment, defeated Joseph Crowley, a 20-year incumbent and one of the Party’s most powerful members.

Ocasio-Cortez’s win has given particular hope to American youth. Polls suggest that millennials, like generations of youth before them, broadly support a socialist agenda.

However, there are growing signs that increasing government involvement in the economy is bad forAmericans, particularly its youth.

Making government big again

Ocasio-Cortez’s unlikely win comes on the heels of growing momentum in the socialist movement.

Bernie Sanders almost won the Democratic Party’s presidential primary in 2016 by running on a socialist agenda. His platform (which Ocasio-Cortez supported) included government-financed universal medical care and tuition, as well as a $15 per hour minimum wage.

Indeed, even Republicans are moving to the left.


U.S. Has 3.5 Million More Registered Voters Than Live Adults — A Red Flag For Electoral Fraud

Elections: American democracy has a problem — a voting problem. According to a new study of U.S. Census data, America has more registered voters than actual live voters. It's a troubling fact that puts our nation's future in peril.

The data come from Judicial Watch's Election Integrity Project. The group looked at data from 2011 to 2015 produced by the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, along with data from the federal Election Assistance Commission.

As reported by the National Review's Deroy Murdock, who did some numbers-crunching of his own, "some 3.5 million more people are registered to vote in the U.S. than are alive among America's adult citizens. Such staggering inaccuracy is an engraved invitation to voter fraud."

Murdock counted Judicial Watch's state-by-state tally and found that 462 U.S. counties had a registration rate exceeding 100% of all eligible voters. That's 3.552 million people, who Murdock calls "ghost voters." And how many people is that? There are 21 states that don't have that many people.

Nor are these tiny, rural counties or places that don't have the wherewithal to police their voter rolls.


Read Trump’s letter canceling federal employees’ 2019 pay raise

The text below, available at, is the letter President Donald Trump sent to the House speaker and Senate president explaining why he wants to freeze federal employees' pay in 2019.

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

I am transmitting an alternative plan for pay adjustments for civilian Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and certain other pay systems in January 2019.

Title 5, United States Code, authorizes me to implement alternative plans for pay adjustments for civilian Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and certain other pay systems if, because of “national emergency or serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare,” I view the increases that would otherwise take effect as inappropriate.


Is the Pope Catholic?

At this point, it's hard to tell:

Pope Francis wants concrete action to combat the “emergency” of plastics littering seas and oceans. Francis made the appeal in a message Saturday to galvanize Christians and others to work to save what he hails as the “marvelous,” God-given gift of the “great waters and all they contain.” He said efforts to fight plastics litter must be waged “as if everything depended on us.”

The pope also denounced as “unacceptable” the privatization of water resources at the expense of the “human right to have access to this good.” Environmental protection is a priority of his papacy.

Francis urged politicians to apply “farsighted responsibility” and generosity in dealing with climate change, as well migration policies including about those who “risk their lives at sea in search of a better future.”

Nice job of working "refugees" and "migrants" into the remarks as well. Seriously, given the enormous crisis of faith the Catholic laity is currently experiencing, is this really what's on the Pope's mind?

Come back, Benedict, your Church needs you.


Aretha Franklin funeral eulogy slammed; pastor stands firm

A fiery, old-school pastor who is under fire for saying black America is losing "its soul" at Aretha Franklin's funeral stands firm by his words with the hope critics can understand his perspective.

Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday he felt his sermon was appropriate at Franklin's funeral Friday in Detroit. He felt his timing was right, especially after other speakers spoke on the civil rights movement and President Donald Trump.

"I was trying to show that the movement now is moving and should move in a different direction," he said. "... What we need to do is create respect among ourselves.

Many thought Williams took a shot at Franklin, who was a single mother of four boys. But the pastor said a household can become stronger with two parents rather than one.

"Here's the root of what I've been talking about: In order to change America, we must change black America's culture," he said. "We must do it through parenting. In order for the parenting to go forth, it has to be done in the home. The home."

Williams also received backlash for his thoughts about the Black Lives Matter movement.



Brett Kavanaugh hearing repeatedly interrupted by Dem objections, protests

Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday vowed to be a “a neutral and impartial arbiter” if confirmed to the Supreme Court, after a chaotic first day of hearings on Capitol Hill amid political theatrics and protests from Democrats.

“If confirmed to the Supreme Court, I will keep an open mind in every case,” Kavanaugh said. “I will do equal right to the poor and to the rich. I will always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law.”

Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings started Tuesday and are set to continue through the week.


The Real — And More Important — NFL Scandal

With the opening of the regular 2018 NFL season upon us, there is a scandal surrounding the NFL that is far more egregious than whether protesting players kneel during the national anthem.

I am referring to the NFL’s systematic failure to live up to the terms of their January 2017 settlement with brain-injured players in the NFL Concussion Class Action Lawsuit. The NFL’s liability is estimated to be between $1.5 and $2 billion.

In fact, the NFL is probably happy to have players kneel during our national anthem because it distracts from their duplicitous strategy: to have retired players die off or give up on trying to collect on the promises the NFL made when they settled the lawsuit against the multi-billion-dollar league.

That 80 percent of the injured players are Black and 82 percent of their claims remain unpaid are facts the NFL does not want you to know.

“Promises made. Promises kept,” is not a popular phrase in the NFL.


Democrat Senators Send Fundraising Emails During Kavanaugh Hearing

Sens. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) and Cory Booker (D., N.J.) used their dramatic performances during the early hours of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing to fundraise for their political campaigns.

Both senators were present at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, expressing their dissent to Kavanaugh's nomination, when the emails were sent.

Kavanaugh's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee began on Tuesday, but Democrats, including Booker and Harris, immediately interrupted the committee chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa). Democrat senators urged the committee to adjourn because the White House released additional documents Monday night from Kavanaugh's time with the George W. Bush administration. They said the hearings should be delayed because they haven't had time to review the documents and not all documents have been released.

Over an hour after the hearings began, Harris sent out a fundraising email with the subject line "Sign my petition during Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings" where she said "I am prepared to do everything in my power to stop this nomination."

More drama..

Political analyst predicts 25 Dems will run for president in 2020

Political analyst Bill Schneider predicted on Tuesday that 25 Democrats would launch presidential bids to challenge President Trump in 2020.

"My guess is that in 2020, we're going to see 25 Democrats running for president. Every Democrat thinks, why not me?" Schneider told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking."

"I'll take the over. It might be 30," Hill campaign reporter Reid Wilson interjected.

"Might be 30. How are you going to have a debate? You're going to have to have six layers of debates. It's going to be quite remarkable," Schneider added.

Speculation has mounted around various high-profile Democrats on whether they will launch presidential bids in 2020.


Nike Laid Off 1.4K American Workers Last Year, Outsourced Factory to Honduras

The multinational Nike corporation has a long history of outsourcing jobs, manufacturing, and production to the lowest wage foreign countries around the world, including China, Vietnam, and Honduras.

Last year, alone, Nike laid off about 1,400 American workers in its headquarters town of Beaverton, Oregon.

Phil Gold, who had worked for Nike for 15 years, told Oregon Live at the time of the layoffs that the corporation had no regard for the job that workers were doing and that the layoffs were all about executives cutting costs.

“They definitely targeted tenured, experienced employees as a money-saving thing with very little regard for how the work is going to get done. It wasn’t about performance,” Gold said.


Gary Cohn and Rob Porter Conspired to Undermine Trump's Trade Policy, Woodward Book Says

President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, Gary Cohn, swiped papers from his boss’s desk to keep the president from ordering an exit from the North American Free Trade Agreement and a trade deal with South Korea, according to a Washington Post report based on a new book by Bob Woodward.

Cohn, who Trump sometimes called “globalist Gary,” told an associate that he removed a letter the president was intending to sign withdrawing from a trade agreement with South Korea, according to the Washington Post’s report on Woodward’s new book.

Cohn was tapped by the president as head of the National Economic Council. Prior to that Cohn had been the second highest executive at the Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs. Cohn resigned this spring after the president announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum. He was replaced by Larry Kudlow.

That was not the only time Cohn and other White House aides undermined the president’s agenda.


County Executive Bob Culver Cautions Public to Watch for Mowers

This notification is for the public to use caution when traveling around the county this week. There will be more than a normal amount of grass mowers on the county roads cutting grass. We are expecting a larger number of out of town guests in the area, we want Wicomico’s Pride to show.

Please be aware when you see these mowers working to drive very carefully.

Durbin Admits: Democrats Plotted to Disrupt Supreme Court Hearing

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) admitted Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court that he and other Democrats participated in a conference call on how to disrupt the hearings.

Durbin was responding to a question by Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), who cited an NBC News tweet from earlier in the morning that reported that Senate Democrats had planned over the Labor Day weekend to use protests and interruptions.

Democrats plotted coordinated protest strategy over the holiday weekend and all agreed to disrupt and protest the hearing, sources tell me and @frankthorp

Dem leader @chuckschumer led a phone call and committee members are executing now

— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) September 4, 2018

More here

How Education Reform Taught Teachers to Cheat

Thirty years ago, the public schools in Prince George’s County, Md., were hailed as symbols of success. Their students ranked in the 70th percentile nationally in reading and math. Prince George’s seemed to be powerful evidence against the idea that a mostly black school district with a high concentration of children from low- to moderate-income families could not thrive. In the ensuing years, achieving success came to be more of a challenge. The schools began to see ever-larger concentrations of poor children, with nearly two-thirds of the students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

Even so, the numbers continued to look good for a few years. There was a simple reason for that, says Daniel Koretz, an education professor at Harvard University who has studied the county’s school system. In Koretz’ blunt words, the numbers were “juiced.” Test preparation was prioritized over genuine instruction. Children spent much of their time being trained to navigate the ever-more frequent exams and were tipped off on the actual test questions. The school district started test preparation in kindergarten for exams that students wouldn’t take until third grade.

The first danger signal came when Maryland changed its state exams in the 1990s. The district’s scores plummeted. Only Baltimore city, heavily impacted by poverty, scored lower than Prince George’s on student performance in math and reading and in graduation rates. The poor performance in Prince George’s was underscored by the amount of money the district was spending. Just seven of Maryland’s 24 counties spent more per pupil than Prince George’s did.


"Anatomy Of A Fusion Smear": WSJ Exposes Dirty Tactics Of "Steele Dossier" Firm

The Wall Street Journal editorial board has thrown one of their former journalists, Glenn Simpson, completely under the bus over his firm's political hit-jobs for hire - including feeding twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr damaging "misinformation" in the Trump-Russia investigation.

Now we’re learning how this misinformation got around, and the evidence points to Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS, the outfit that financed the infamous Steele dossier. -WSJ

Anatomy of a Fusion Smear

Democrats and their media friends made false claims about a lawyer.

Cleta Mitchell is a top campaign-finance lawyer in Washington, D.C. This year she’s also been the target of a political and media smear that reveals some of the nastiness at work in the allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

A partner at Foley & Lardner, Ms. Mitchell was astonished to find herself dragged into the Russia investigation on March 13 when Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee issued an interim report. They wrote that they still wanted to interview “key witnesses,” including Ms. Mitchell, who they claimed was “involved in or may have knowledge of third-party political outreach from the Kremlin to the Trump campaign, including persons linked to the National Rifle Association (NRA).”

Two days later the McClatchy news service published a story with the headline “NRA lawyer expressed concerns about group’s Russia ties, investigators told.” The story cited two anonymous sources claiming Congress was investigating Ms. Mitchell’s worries that the NRA had been “channeling Russia funds into the 2016 elections to help Donald Trump.”

Ms. Mitchell says none of this is true. She hadn’t done legal work for the NRA in at least a decade, had zero contact with it in 2016, and had spoken to no one about its actions. She says she told this to McClatchy, which published the story anyway.


A Viewer Writes: Bucket Brigade

Hi Joe,

I was in the customer service area at Lowes (north Salisbury) on Sunday morning. An individual stated he was looking for donations
for the Folk Festival and the “bucket brigade” Lowes gave him 150 5 gallon buckets for the cause. Thought you would get a kick out of it.

Birds of a Feather: Colin Kaepernick Gets Praise From John Brennan and an Iranian Dictator Who Hates America

Over the long Labor Day weekend, Nike announced former NFL quarterback and anti-American flag activist Colin Kaepernick as the new face for their annual "Just Do It" campaign.

The move sparked ongoing outrage across the country, with a number of former Nike fans going so far as burning their shoes and other Nike apparel.

But Kaepernick also has supporters, including former CIA director John Brennan and Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.


A Viewer Writes: Folking on Facebook

Look what was posted on their fb page at 4pm this afternoon!
I recaptured a screen shot on the volunteer page and included the timestamp @ 11 PM showing 156 slots still unfilled for bucket beggars.
There are now 390 unfilled volunteer positions.

On 8/28 they tried to publically shame other government officials in to begging. Desperate much?

City of Salisbury, Maryland

August 28 at 9:43 AM ·
WOW, SBY!!! Volunteer spots for the National Folk Festival in Salisbury, MDare filling up FAST! If you're still looking for opportunities to chip in, we have openings on our NFF Bucket Brigade! And... To make things interesting, let's turn this into a challenge, shall we? We're calling out Carl Anderton Jr. Jim Mathias Addie Eckardt Sheree Sample-Hughes John Mautz Christopher Adams Mary Beth Carozza and Charles J Otto! Come on, Eastern Shore Delegation -- let's see your spirit!

The Central Bankers Attempted To Destroy The US, They Have Failed

Salisbury Maryland Mayor Jake Day Silent On Pay Increase Donations

When you have a group of left wing media outlets who adore fluff stories, don't you find it interesting how Jake Day and Jack Heath supported a massive pay increase where your Mayor clearly stated he was going to donate his massive increase to charities? 

Well, it's been two months and no one has heard a thing. You better believe many of us are very curious as to just where Jake made such mentioned donations. 

Hopefully he didn't make any donations to the Humane Society!!! Did SBYNews just expose another scam?

A Letter To The Editor: Palmer Gillis Is Donald Trump


I have sat quietly and listened to the many comments about the article written by Palmer and his wife. As someone who has some knowledge of Palmer’s history I must tell you I am shocked. When you look at the similarities between Palmer and President Trump you have to ask yourself… has Palmer looked in the mirror lately? Is this the pot calling the kettle black? The similarities between the two men “on scale” are amazing. Like President Trump, Palmer is a builder developer. But the similarities don’t stop there! Both men in their own right have built significant wealth buying land and developing that land. Both men have taken advantage of their positions (public and political) to make deals that others could not make. Both men have had previous marriages that did not end well for similar reasons. Both men have been active in their children’s lives and helped their children get good educations and become successful and decent human beings. The rhetoric used by Palmer to describe the impact of the Trump flag reminds me of something President Trump would say in a 3 AM tweet. Many people call President Trump crass, arrogant and many other things. In my humble opinion for Palmer to think that his sphere of influence is so great that other should do things his way and his way only is pretty arrogant.

Troopers Investigating Crash Involving School Bus – Bear

Bear - The Delaware State Police are currently on scene of a crash involving a school bus that occurred at approximately 6:58 a.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the intersection of DE 896 southbound at Brennan Blvd., Bear. The initial investigation has determined that the bus driver sustained minor injuries, however none of the students on the bus were injured as a result of the crash.

Motorists will experience delays in the area and are advised to seek alternate routes of travel. For updated traffic conditions and road closure information click on the following link:

The investigation is in the early stages with further details being released as they become available.

A Viewer Writes: Wicomico Schools

FYI just heard a phone Robo call notification from Jake Day to parents of a intermediate school. The content was make sure your kids go to school. Why did parents get a call from the mayor of Salisbury?

Sheriff Mike Lewis to join almost 50 Sheriffs in Washington calling for action on immigration reforms

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis will be in Washington DC on Wednesday, Sept. 5, to meet with White House officials on illegal immigration matters, Mexican Drug Trafficking Cartels, and to urge Congress to act on pending legislation to increase border security.
Sheriff Lewis will join almost 50 other Sheriffs from across the country as a united group of elected law enforcement officers at a media event on Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning. Joined by some members of Congress, this group of Sheriffs will share their experiences and public safety challenges associated with illegal aliens, human smuggling, drug trafficking, and call on Congress to act on pending legislation to increase border security and reform the immigration system.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Sheriffs will participate in a round table discussion at the White House with administration officials and policymakers. Hosted by the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, the round table will focus on immigration, Mexican Drug Trafficking, border security and efforts by some elected officials to prevent the critical collaboration of local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. These partnerships maximize law enforcement’s potential to identify criminals in communities and remove them from neighborhoods.

“The purpose of this visit is to express the urgency of Congress passing legislation immediately on the security aspects of immigration reform,” Sheriff Lewis said. “It is our intention to tell Congress that their failure to deal with this issue for 20 years has made our communities less safe and has undermined our promise to the people who elected us to keep them safe.”

“During our visit to the White House, we will discuss the challenges we face as a result of the ongoing Congressional stalemate, strategies to more easily identify criminal illegal aliens, and explore ways to expand and protect our valuable and critically important relationships with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners,” Sheriff Lewis continued. “We will also take the opportunity to express and thank President Trump and his administration for re-establishing law enforcement’s footing to enforce our laws.

“America’s Sheriffs are elected by the people in their communities to keep them safe, and the continued inaction of Congress has put a major roadblock in law enforcement’s path to protecting our citizens and legal residents. It is our sworn duty to protect our citizens, and we, as Sheriffs, view this opportunity to push for meaningful immigration reform as a way to uphold our promise and our commitment to the people who elected us to protect them.”


News Release: Columbia woman reportedly mauled to death by dog; Robin Conway, 64, had recently adopted pit bull out-of-state

Howard County police were called to a residence in the 6300 block of Tamar Drive Sept. 3 for a report that a woman had been mauled to death by a pit bull she adopted two weeks ago. Officers found Robin Conway, 64, deceased in her back yard with significant injuries. The cause of Conway’s death will be determined in an autopsy by the state medical examiner.

A family member reported finding Conway injured in her yard around 7:20 p.m., with the dog standing over her. The witness called 911 and tied the dog to a fence post until assistance could arrive.

Police and paramedics responded and pronounced Conway deceased at the scene. The dog, still attached to the post, was barking and lunging on the leash and had to be subdued by animal control officers and ultimately euthanized. A necropsy will be performed to determine if the dog had rabies or any other medical issues.

There were no previous calls to animal control related to this address prior to this incident. Police do not have information about the dog’s adoption, except that it came from out-of-state.

Police are conducting a standard death investigation and awaiting autopsy results to confirm the cause of Conway’s death.

Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver Announces Changes to the Wicomico County Department of Information Technology

Salisbury, MD... Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver announced today that Ray Micciche, Director of Information Technology, is retiring from County service effective September 26, 2018. Ray has been an employee of Wicomico County since October 29, 1998. In his nearly 20 years with the County, Ray kept departments running smoothly through the constant flux of technological advancements and cybersecurity threats. Ray was instrumental in the implementation of the County's Financial Software System and County website re-design. Mr. Culver commented, "I am appreciative of the service rendered by Ray and wish him well in his retirement."

Deputy Director of Information Technology John Monar will be promoted to Acting Director. John is a 1997 graduate from Salisbury State University with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business. John was also a member of the Men's Lacrosse team and an All-America midfielder on the 1995 NCAA National Championship team. Following graduation from SSU, Mr. Monar was first employed by Harvard Custom Manufacturing as a Network Engineer from 1997 to 1999 and was hired by Wicomico County as a Senior Network Engineer in 1999 and promoted to Deputy Director of IT in 2012. John is a Wicomico County resident and married to Cortney Urban Monar. John and Cortney have three boys, Jason (6), Jacob (13) and Jered (16). John is an avid volunteer in the community with youth and high school sports at Falcons Youth Sports and Parkside High School.

Boy Turns 268k Arcade Tix Into Christmas Gifts For Needy Family

OCEAN CITY – Xbox. Bicycles. Flat-screen TV. Amazon Fire tablets.

These are just some of the toys 12-year-old Talan Carruthers will donate to families in need this Christmas after redeeming more than 268,000 arcade tickets.

Last Friday, Talan made his way to the Funcade on the Boardwalk to redeem the arcade tickets he had spent a year collecting. But instead of spending the tokens on toys of his own, Talan will be donating the toys to families in his community.

“I wanted to help kids have a better Christmas,” he said, “because there are a lot of kids that don’t get any presents.”

Talan’s father, Brian Carruthers, said his son uses the money he gets from chores, birthdays and holidays to spend on arcade games when the family visits the beach each summer.

“When he gets money for birthday presents or chores, we have it set up where he puts some of it away in savings, he gives some of it away and he gets to spend what is left over,” he said. “So his giveaway money and his spending money come here.”


The Nun and the Warm Milk

The "wisdom" that the Mother Superior shared was not a result of years and years of formal training her wisdom came from her gut and the fact she was able to recognize a good thing even when it came from an unconventional source. And yes it may have been a "heavenly message".

In a convent in Ireland, the 99-year-old Mother Superior lay quietly. She was dying. The Nuns had gathered around her bed, laying garlands of flowers around her and trying to make her last journey comfortable. They wanted to give her warm milk to drink but she declined. One of the nuns took the glass back to the kitchen.

Then, remembering a bottle of Irish Whiskey that had been received as a gift the previous Christmas, she opened it and poured a generous amount into the warm milk.

Back at Mother Superior's bed, they lifted her head gently and held the glass to her lips. The very frail Nun drank a little, then a little more and before they knew it, she had finished the whole glass down to the last drop.

As her eyes brightened, the nuns thought it would be a good opportunity to have one last talk with their spiritual leader.

"Mother," the nuns asked earnestly, "Please give us some of your wisdom before you leave us."

She raised herself up very slowly in the bed on one elbow, looked at them and said:


Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other

Great quote when confronting a Liberal Leftist ‼️

“Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.”
William F. Buckley

"Europeans Are Shocked And Frightened": Czech PM Blast Europe's Migrant Policy

In an apparent bid to join the Italian-Hungarian "anti-immigration axis", Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis declared that Europe must fight for its culture and values amidst the migration crisis, and said the recent riots in Germany show how the uncontrolled influx of migrants leads to explosive situations.

“Chemnitz is just right around the corner!” Babis said on Sunday referring to the chaos that engulfed the eastern German city last week during pro and anti-migrant rallies held there. "I’ve been thoroughly explaining that this is a fight to preserve our European civilization and culture. We don’t want to live in Africa or the Middle East here. We must fight for our values."

"Have you seen the pictures of migrant ships heading for tourist beaches? Europeans are shocked and frightened. The same thing happened in Chemnitz. There was not only a murder committed, but also the murders of teenage girls and sexual assaults,” Babis raged.

Last week, the Germany city of Chemnitz became the scene of standoffs between anti-migrant protesters and anti-fascists after a local German man was killed in a brawl with migrants from Iraq and Syria.