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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Suspected Florida serial killer, 37, linked to the execution-style deaths of four prostitutes

Authorities in Florida have arrested a suspected serial killer who has been linked to the killings of at least four women in two different counties between 2005 and 2016.

Robert Hayes, 37, was taken into custody on Sunday in Palm Beach County and charged with first-degree murder in the March 2016 killing of 32-year-old Rachel Bey.

Hayes also has been named a suspect in three other killings of Julie Green, Laquetta Gunther and Iwana Patton, who were all murdered near Daytona Beach between 2005 and 2008, but was not charged in those murders.


Genetically-modified mosquito apocalypse plan BACKFIRES spectacularly

An experimental trial to reduce the mosquito population in Brazil through the deliberate release of 450,000 genetically modified mosquitoes has failed miserably and may have even created a genetic hybrid super species.

British biotech company Oxitec conducted a 27-month long experiment in 2013 Jacobina, Brazil, aimed at reducing the local mosquito population by 90 percent while preserving the genetic integrity of the local insect population.

The overall goal was to curb the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, such as yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya, and Zika, by releasing half a million OX513A mosquitoes. The insects are a genetically-modified version of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which combined a breed from Mexico with a breed from Cuba.

The mosquitoes were supposed to contain a dominant lethal gene that would render the first generation of future offspring infertile (while also marking them with a fluorescent green protein gene). Well, as it often does, life found a way.

“The claim was that genes from the release strain would not get into the general population because offspring would die,”said ecologist and evolutionary biologist Jeffrey Powell who conducted a recent study into the efficacy and success of the GM mosquito trial. “That obviously was not what happened.”


California Bans State-Funded Travel To Iowa. Ted Cruz Hilariously Educates Them.

Last Friday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that California would ban state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Iowa because the state passed a law barring the funding of gender-transition surgeries under Medicaid, making Iowa the 11th state that California has placed on its travel ban.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), seizing the opportunity, hilariously pointed out something that the California government might have missed: their ban would impede the chances of their own senator, Kamala Harris, from traveling to the state that is the first nominating contest in the Democratic Party presidential primaries. He tweeted, "Wow, California's ban on travel to Iowa's really gonna hamstring Kamala Harris's presidential campaign."

Becerra stated when he made his announcement, "The Iowa Legislature has reversed course on what was settled law under the Iowa Civil Rights Act, repealing protections for those seeking gender-affirming healthcare. California has taken an unambiguous stand against discrimination and government actions that would enable it. That's why my office is adding Iowa to the list of states subject to state-funded or sponsored travel restrictions."


Company will pay you $1,300 to watch 13 classic horror movies by Halloween

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - This job might be the scariest but easiest way to make $1,300.

A company is looking for one lucky (or unlucky) person to watch 13 classic Stephen King movies by Halloween and will pay them to do it.

DISH Network retailer says the ideal candidate has to be detail-oriented in order to track their spooky experience. The selected adrenaline junkie will keep tabs on their heart rate, sleep pattern, who they’re watching the scary movies with and other details on a provided worksheet.

The 13 selected films based on Stephen King’s chilling novels are: “Carrie" (original or 2013 remake), "Children of the Corn," "Christine," "Creepshow," "Cujo," "Dreamcatcher," "It" (original or 2017 remake), "The Mist," "Pet Sematary" (original or 2019 remake), "Salem's Lot," "The Shining," "Thinner" and "Misery."


Harris Announces $1.1 Million Grant to Salisbury-Ocean City Regional Airport

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of a $1.1 million federal grant to the Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and will fund rehabilitation of the apron, taxiway and lighting. The airport supports more than 1600 local jobs.

Rep. Andy Harris made the following statement:
“As a member of the Committee on Appropriations, I applaud the award of this grant to the Salisbury-Ocean City Regional Airport. This facility is a key economic engine on the Eastern Shore that supports local high-paying technical and skilled jobs, as well as local business revenue and purchases. The investment of these federal funds will directly help our local economy now and in the future.”

Hammer time: US construction index at record high, more work than workers

Optimism in the U.S. construction industry has reached a record high, with builders forced to push off work because finding help is difficult due to the historic unemployment low.

The new Commercial Construction Index, compiled by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and USG Corp., climbed to a record high in the third quarter, with 77% of commercial contractors optimistic about their future.

The index, provided to Secrets in advance of its release, also found that “half of all contractors” expect higher revenue and the expectations for bigger profits next year also surged.

“Contractors are thinking about the future and are optimistic about what’s ahead,” said Christopher Griffin, CEO of USG Corporation. “Continued levels of confidence around backlog and profit suggest nonresidential construction will continue to play an important role in overall sector growth,” he added.


New York City Is Reversing an LGBT Counseling Gag Rule. That’s a Win for Everyone.

The LGBT movement has asked for the repeal of its favorite new law in New York City. In a public statement on Thursday, the speaker of the City Council agreed.

Why? Because free speech matters. And elections have consequences.

Sweeping Speech Bans

In 2017, the City Council passed a law that punishes counselors who engage in LGBT-related speech from a certain viewpoint—the viewpoint of a patient seeking to overcome unwanted transgender feelings or same-sex attraction.


Trump names Robert C. O'Brien to replace John Bolton as national security adviser

President Trump announced Robert C. O'Brien will be appointed the next national security adviser on social media Wednesday morning.

O'Brien, the current special presidential envoy for hostage affairs at the State Department, will be replacing John Bolton. Bolton was relieved of duty recently after disagreeing with Trump on policy.

Before his current position working with families of American hostages, O'Brien served as the co-chairman of the U.S. Department of State Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan under Secretaries Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton, according to his State Department biography.



Minneapolis police arrest 20 and charge 18 after spate of violent robberies rocks downtown

Police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, have arrested 20 people in connection with a string of violent robberies that have rocked the city’s downtown district.

Authorities have already charged 18 of those arrested, ages ranging from 15 to 27, according to WCCO. Multiple videos show a group of young men surrounding would-be victims and stealing victims’ wallets and other valuables, often violently.

Robberies increased more than 50% from 2018 to 2019. From Jan. 1 to Aug. 26 last year, 156 robberies took place. In the same time frame in 2019, victims reported 240 robberies.


Republicans would be dumb not to pick a budget fight over sanctuary cities

Very few people in America realize the extent to which Democrat-controlled areas are now harboring the worst illegal alien sex offenders and dangerous criminals. Republicans barely talk about it and never use any legislative leverage point to expose the issue and force a resolution. The latest budget deadline is a perfect opportunity for them to either end sanctuary cities or expose the open-borders supporters to the American people. They’d be dumb not to pick a budget fight over this issue right now. Case in point? Montgomery County, Maryland.

Hillary Clinton carried Montgomery County 75-19. Local Democrats couldn’t lose office if they tried. Yet a sustained focus from just a few reporters and one Trump administration official on how its sanctuary policies harbored scores of illegal alien sex offenders has brought County Executive Marc Elrich to the negotiating table.

WAMU reports that after meeting with ICE officials on Wednesday, Elrich is considering changing his policies on notifying ICE when local police release criminal aliens from local jails. Frank Madrigal, ICE’s Baltimore deputy field office director, said in a statement, “We are pleased that we were able to come together with Montgomery County officials today to speak more clearly and candidly about our goals for public safety.” While stopping short of touting any policy breakthrough, he noted that in general, “This kind of open dialogue is welcome, productive, and more supportive of our public safety practitioners and the communities they serve.”


Attorney General Frosh Announces Indictments Following Year-Long Investigation of Multiple Defendants Illegally in Possession of Firearms

Attorney General Charges Seven Defendants for Lying on
 Firearms Applications

BALTIMORE, MD (September 18, 2019) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today announced the indictments of seven defendants: Robert Maxwell Gibson, 27, of Joppa; Larry Elliot Anthony, 42, of Hanover; Wayne Eugene Davis, 49, of St. Leonard; Robert Lance Glorius, 34, of Waldorf; Gary Wayne Morris, 30, of Great Mills; Vincent Monroe Barber, 41, of Finksburg; and Kevin Maurice Smith, 25, of Suitland.  Charges in the indictments include, among other things, illegally possessing firearms after previously being convicted of a crime of violence or other disqualifying crime.  The investigation was led by the Maryland Office of the Attorney General and the Maryland State Police (MSP) Gun Enforcement Section.

Under state law, if a person is convicted of a disqualifying crime, the person is prohibited from possessing a firearm of any kind, regulated or non-regulated.  A disqualifying crime is defined as: (1) a crime of violence, (2) a violation classified as a felony, (3) a violation classified as a misdemeanor that carries a statutory penalty of more than two years.  If a person is convicted of any of these offenses, he or she is prohibited from possessing a firearm.  Additionally if an individual is under the age of 30 and has been adjudicated delinquent by a juvenile court for an act that would be a disqualifying crime if committed by an adult, that person too is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

  • In 2010, Robert Maxwell Gibson was adjudicated delinquent in Montgomery County Pennsylvania Juvenile Court for receiving stolen property.  As a result, he is prohibited from possessing firearms until he is 30-years old.  On December 4, 2018 Maryland State Police Troopers seized 14 firearms from his residence in Harford County.
  • In 2009, Larry Elliot Anthony was convicted of 2nd Degree Assault and Possessing a Regulated Firearm After Being Convicted of a Felony in Howard County Circuit Court.  On December 7, 2018, officers seized two firearms belonging to him.
  • In 2013, Wayne Eugene Davis was convicted of 2nd Degree Assault in St. Mary’s  County District Court.  The investigation revealed that on October 5, 2018, and November 16, 2018, he possessed firearms in Frederick County and on March 25, 2019, he possessed four firearms in Calvert County.
  • In 2017, Robert Lance Glorius was convicted of 1st Degree Burglary in Charles County Circuit Court.  The investigation revealed that on April 19, 2019, he possessed a firearm in Charles County.
  • In 2010, Gary Wayne Morris was convicted of Escape in the 2nd Degree in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court.  The investigation revealed that on April 27, 2019 he possessed a firearm in Charles County.
  • Vincent Monroe Barber has been convicted of Escape in the First Degree in the Circuit Court for Carroll County, Second Degree Assault in Harford County District Court, and Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in the Circuit Court for Carroll County.  The investigation revealed that he possessed two firearms in Carroll County on April 1, 2019.
  • In 2013, Kevin Maurice Smith was convicted of Armed Robbery in Washington, D.C.  On January 25, 2019 officers seized two firearms and ammunition from his residence.
 “These are individuals that have already been convicted of crimes that prohibit them from owning a firearm,” said Attorney General Frosh.  “They knowingly lied on their application and illegally attempted to hide their prior criminal history to purchase firearms.” 

The defendants have various hearing dates set in the Circuit Court of the County in which the case was indicted.

In making today’s announcement, Attorney General Frosh thanked Organized Crime Chief Katie Dorian, Assistant Attorney General Mack J.B. Swan, and Detective Sergeant Frank Lopez of the MSP Gun Enforcement Section.  Attorney General Frosh also thanked State’s Attorney for Harford County Albert Peisinger, State’s Attorney for Anne Arundel County Anne Colt Leitess, State’s Attorney for Calvert County Andrew Rappaport, State’s Attorney for Charles County Tony Covington, States Attorney for Frederick County Charlie Smith, State’s Attorney for Carroll State’s Attorney for Carroll County Brian DeLeonardo, and State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County Aisha Braveboy for their assistance in this investigation.

A criminal indictment is merely an accusation of wrongdoing, and a defendant is presumed innocent until the State proves the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Ed Buck, major Democrat donor, arrested, charged with running drug den after latest guest overdose

LOS ANGELES – Ed Buck, the California Democratic megadonor, was arrested Tuesday and charged with operating a drug house after a third man reportedly suffered an overdose inside his West Hollywood home last week and survived.

Buck has faced public scrutiny after two black men died from overdoses 18 months apart inside his home. He was not charged in those cases.

Buck is due in court Wednesday to respond to three counts of battery and injecting the alleged third victim with methamphetamine on Sept. 11, the Los Angeles Times reported.


Levin: Jerry Nadler ‘has worked overtime and feverishly to release convicted, very serious criminals’

Tuesday on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin pointed out that while the Left digs into the obscure details of Republican politicians’ lives, no one is taking even a cursory glance at Rep. Jerry Nadler, D.-N.Y.

“How little reporting is done about Jerry Nadler,” Levin said. “No exposés. We don’t know anything about his great-grandfather. You know, we know about Mitch McConnell’s great-great-grandfather, but we don’t know anything about Jerry Nadler’s grandfather. We don’t know anything about his family. Not a word; not a thing.”

Levin read an article from Townhall detailing Nadler’s “long and disturbing history of supporting and facilitating the release of some of America’s deadliest terrorists.”

“Now it’s funny how all these interviews on CNN and MSNBC, ‘Meet the Press,’ ‘Face the Nation,’ ‘This Week,’ none of this comes up. None of it,” Levin said.


But they’re all valedictorians and entrepreneurs: Illegal aliens amnestied by Obama sue for right to welfare

There is no group of people showered with more adulation than those granted amnesty under Obama’s illegal “DACA” program. Even Republicans speak approvingly of the “dreamers,” and there is near-consensus among the political class to protect “DACA,” as if it were a statute passed unanimously by Congress (like immigration enforcement laws!) or enshrined in the Constitution. For years, we were told that these people were the greatest among us, people who are valedictorians and are destined for a bright future. Well, if that is the case, why are they suing us to access welfare?

Yesterday, Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and CASA de Maryland filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland against the Trump administration’s new rule, which finally enforces our public charge laws in our legal immigration system.

So, who are the parties to the lawsuit? Two illegal aliens! They are using a law that is designed to protect taxpayers from giving green cards to those who are likely to become a financial burden. The problem is these two illegal aliens, although granted DACA amnesty by Obama, have no ability to get a green card. Aside from the absurd notion of suing Trump for partially enforcing a much stronger law, there quite literally is no standing in this case. Yet they are now treating DACA as if it is a legal category making illegal immigrants eligible for green cards.


All The Other States Beg California To Add Them To Travel Ban

U.S.—After California added Iowa to its growing list of states to which the government will not fund trips, all the other states began clamoring to get added to this ban list.

"Wait---there's a way to get Californian politicians banned from traveling here? Where do we sign up?" said one state legislator in Georgia. "Is there a waiting list? Wait---all we have to do is refuse to fund gender transition surgeries!?! That's amazing!"

While just eleven states are currently on the list, dozens more are applying. Soon, almost every state except Oregon and New York will be on the list, and peace and utopia will break out across the nation as CA politicians will no longer be able to go there and say weird things and do even dumber things.

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ICE opens a detention center to try to show conditions are humane

TACOMA, Washington — The spread of bad information is what “fueled” a self-declared antifa supporter’s shooting rampage and arson attempt at a federal immigration detention facility here this summer, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official who runs the center.

In the two months since the incident, the political climate has not cooled. Employees who work at the privately-run Northwest ICE Processing Center, maintained by the private sector GEO Group, have received threatening postcards in the mail.

The facility’s new director, Nathalie Asher, says she decided to break with protocol to show the public the facility in order to address a range of criticisms against it and demonstrate immigrants are not being held in "concentration camps," as one Democratic lawmaker stated in June.


Mollie Hemingway: Republicans Must Hold Democrats, Media Accountable for Brett Kavanaugh Smears

Author and Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway told Breitbart News Daily on Monday morning that the New York Times had repeated the media’s past misbehavior in publishing a new allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday while hiding exculpatory information in their possession.

“These reporters published a story that didn’t include information that even they had in their own book,” Hemingway, who is also a senior editor at, told Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow.

“They themselves concede that the woman had never said anything about this publicly, and that through several friends … she had denied any knowledge of what this person was talking about. They also hit the fact that the person making the allegation is a Clinton-connected attorney.”


James Murdoch: 'There are views I really disagree with on Fox'

James Murdoch, the son of conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch, proclaimed that there are viewpoints he "really" disagrees with on Fox News.

Murdoch, 46, explained how he's moved on after leaving the Murdochs’ media company in an interview with the New Yorker's Jane Mayer, which was published Tuesday morning. He was given a $2 billion severance package when he decided to move on from his roll as the CEO of 21st Century Fox and Sky, P.L.C., and the deputy COO of News Corp. after their merger with Disney.

In the interview, he expressed concern over increasing threats to democracy throughout the world.

“There’d been a bet for a long time that economic liberalization would inevitably lead to political liberalization,” Murdoch said, “but it didn’t work out that way.”


ANOTHER illegal alien arrested for brutal rape in notorious sanctuary Montgomery County

Democrats don’t seem very interested in fighting sexual assault crimes when they’re part of the growing trend of rape arrests of illegal aliens in sanctuary Montgomery County, Maryland, going on right now.

Josue Gomez-Gonzalez, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was arrested on September 12 for raping a female friend of his in Montgomery County while they were both drunk. ABC7 News’ Kevin Lewis, who has been tracking criminal aliens in Montgomery County, noted on Twitter that this is “at least the ninth undocumented immigrant charged with rape or sex abuse of a minor in Montgomery County, Md. since July 25.”

According to the police report, posted by Lewis on twitter, a female victim accuses Gomez-Gonzalez of raping her in the back of his car and then later in his Gaithersburg, Maryland, home, leaving her bleeding. The statement of probable cause by detectives alleges that Gomez-Gonzalez admitted to committing these multiple acts of rape and sexual assault even as the victim protested in her intoxicated state.

Gomez-Gonzales is charged with two counts of second-degree rape and second-degree assault and is being held on $100,000 bond pending an October 11 hearing.

As I’ve noted, there is a particular problem with both drunk driving and sexual assaults against children committed by Central American illegal aliens that is being covered up by the media and protected by sanctuary counties. Those most harmed by sanctuary policies are others in the immigrant communities who are the most likely to be victimized by criminal aliens.


21-Year-Old Honduran Native Accused of Raping 6-Year-Old Girl in Montgomery County, Maryland – Faces 155 Years in Prison

A 21-year-old Honduran native was accused of raping a 6-year-old girl and then claimed that if she told anyone about the sexual assault he’d “ground her for 100 days.”

Wilder Hernandez-Nolasco, 21, of Silver Spring, Maryland began sexually assaulting the little girl (possibly a family member) when she was just 5 years old — and the Democrats endorse this evil with their silence.

The victim told police that Wilder Hernandez-Nolasco touched her vagina with his hand, digitally penetrated her vagina, exposed his penis, had the victim touch it and engage in vaginal intercourse, according to the statement of charges.

Wilder Hernandez-Nolasco admitted to police he sexually assaulted the girl, but claims he didn’t vaginally rape her, according to the statement of charges.


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Larson Thawing Out 'The Far Side' For a 'New Online Era'

Cartoonist Gary Larson appears to be bringing his legendary comic strip "The Far Side" out of retirement, with fans noticing that its official website was updated over the weekend with a new cartoon and a message announcing the news.

“Uncommon, unreal, and (soon-to-be) unfrozen," the message reads, along with a Larson-drawn cartoon of a man using a blowtorch to thaw out a cow, a dog, a caveman, a child, and a woman, which fans would recognize as their favorite Far Side characters, reports The New York Times. "A new online era of The Far Side is coming!”

The strip was at one time a multi-million dollar empire. It ran from Jan. 1, 1980 through Jan. 1, 1995, and resulted in cartoons that ended up being used in calendars and on coffee mugs, greeting cards, t-shirts and more.

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Successful Retirees ‘No Longer Welcomed’: ‘We Didn’t Leave Connecticut … Connecticut Left Us’

A couple who lived their lives and raised their family in Connecticut tell how the political class has destroyed the New England state they once called home but is now “no more.”

Gary and Michelle Vallo, formerly of Glastonbury, write in an op-ed at the Hartford Courant they have packed up their “lifetime of belongings” and left the state they loved.

“It was sad to leave a state we had called home our entire lives,” they say. “But the Connecticut we once knew — the vibrant economy and the rational oasis between New York and Massachusetts — is no more.”

“[W]e didn’t leave Connecticut so much as Connecticut left us,” the couple assert.

Gary Vallo, formerly CEO of an insurance company, and his wife Michelle, a homemaker and former employee in the insurance industry, are now retired. They explain they have both worked to build successful careers and raised children who are well-educated and successful as well.


Why Do Maryland Elected Officials Piss Away Our Hard Earned Money

Well NO SH!T! I needed to be reminded that my drivers license is compliant. That goes for every single driver in the state. Now I could see letters going out to people who are yet to be compliant but this is a load of crap and a complete waste of taxpayer dollars. Just another reason why businessmen like President Donald Trump are getting elected. The career politicians currently in office are just plain stupid. 

Millennials stressed from tech and social media overload

Burnout is now recognized as a legitimate medical diagnosis, according to the International Classification of Diseases from the World Health Organization.

And it happens to all of us from time to time. But how do employees limit digital workplace-related stress and overcome the tech backlash that drives inefficiency?

East Weymouth, Mass.-based online acupuncture supply company Lhasa OMS surveyed 2,010 millennials in June 2019 to learn more about their stress levels. It wanted to find out what impact stress has on their lives and their coping methods.

Americans work longer hours and have more stress-related illnesses than in other countries. Stress can affect your thoughts, your behavior, and your health. Almost four out of five (78%) respondents believe that life is more stressful today than for previous generations.

It is not surprising as workers who work a 42-hour week on average report feeling extreme burnout.

Topping the list of burnout factors for millennials are financial and career stresses. In this digital-first age, over half of millennials (56%) feel that technology or media overload give them a stressful life. A similar%age (55%) are stressed due to social pressure online.

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HUGE DEVELOPMENT: New Evidence Emerges That Rep. Ilhan Omar Married Her Brother and is Using a Fake Name

New evidence has emerged that Rep. Ilhan Omar did indeed marry her brother, and that her real name may actually be Ilhan Nur Said.

A resurfaced tweet from 2013 links to a now-deleted Instagram post in which she refers to her father by the name Nur Said.

The tweet was later deleted this morning!
In 2009, Rep. Omar married Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, who was the son of Nur Said.

This means her real name is Ilhan Nur Said

Some examples for Non-Muslims/Those not from Middle East & North Africa:

1. ‘Mohammad Salman’ means: Mohammad the son of Salman.

2. ‘Mohammad Zayed’ means Mohammad the son of Zayed.

• Ilhan’s dad is Nur Said. She’s: ‘Ilhan Nur Said’

— Imam of Peace (@Imamofpeace) September 17, 2019

NYT Reporter: Every Single Person We Spoke to Said Kavanaugh Has Been a Great Person and an Exemplary Judge

The New York Times reporters who've written a new book about the Kavanaugh confirmation have been making the media rounds -- a prestigious press tour that was largely and conspicuously denied to the conservative co-authors of a bestselling, news-packed book on the same subject -- and some of their answers have caught a lot of people's attention. Over the last 24 hours, these journalists have (a) blamed their editors for originally omitting a crucial fact (that the supposed female victim from the "new" accusation does not recall the alleged incident ever happening) from an opinion story based on their work, (b) theorized that perhaps the woman couldn't recall the totally uncorroborated claimed occurrence because she was too drunk (pure speculation), and (c) praised Kavanaugh's post-college life and career to the hilt:
"In the 36 years since [alleged collegiate and high school malfeasance], Brett Kavanaugh has been a better man. Whether he realized the error of his ways, whether he consciously reformed himself, or he grew up and simply matured -- he has been an exemplary judge. Everyone we talked to couldn't speak more highly of him, on both sides of the aisle. And he actually has a much more nuance view, kind of position on the Court. He's not a right-wind ideologue either. He's actually an establishment conservative who has promoted women on the Court. So that's something else we wanted to get across here: Which is, you know, everyone can kind of demonize him, and everyone can kind of demonize these victims, and the reality is somewhere in between. And considerably more complicated, considerably more nuanced, and that's what we're trying to portray in this book."
This is quite an extraordinary answer, given that it attempts to be fairly charitable to Kavanaugh, citing the universal admiration he's earned as an adult, both in his personal and professional life. But it assumes that Kavanaugh has been 'rehabilitated' from crimes and wrongdoing that he has adamantly and consistently denied -- and for which there is no evidence. Go back and read this. Calling Ford and Ramirez "victims" presumes they are telling the truth, with the implication being that Kavanaugh is guilty. Ford's uncorroborated story is not believed by her own father, or by the very close female friend Ford cited as a key witness (who has emphasized that she's a liberal Democrat). And Ramirez's story is doubted by...Ramirez. These reporters are treating corroboration and evidence as if they're secondary or even tertiary concerns. And by the way, if Kavanaugh is aggressively lying about these accusations, then that undermines the whole 'better man' story they're trying to tell, as a means of balancing the Narrative.


Ex-Trump campaign chief Corey Lewandowski rips Democrats at House hearing

WASHINGTON — Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski slammed “Trump haters” and criticized House Judiciary Committee Democrats for making him appear before their panel — in an impeachment hearing that quickly descended into chaos.

“Sadly, the country spent over three years and 40 million taxpayer dollars on these investigations,” Lewandowski said in his opening statement. “It is now clear the investigation was populated by many Trump haters who had their own agenda — to try and take down a duly elected president of the United States.”

Of the Democrats, Lewandowski said at one point, “I think they hate this president more than they love this country.”

Lewandowski is the first witness hauled before the committee by Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on the heels of panel members voting to define the scope of their impeachment inquiry. He served as President Trump’s first campaign manager, but has never had an official White House role.


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Nadler threatens to hold Lewandowski in contempt for 'unacceptable behavior'

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler threatened to hold Corey Lewandowski in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer some Trump-related questions.

Lewandowski sat in front of the Democratically led Judiciary Committee on Tuesday for a hearing over former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and the conspiracy that Trump colluded with Russians to affect the election.

"Your behavior in this hearing room has been completely unacceptable. It is part of a pattern by a White House desperate for the American people not to hear the truth," Nadler told Lewandowski late into the hearing. "I have been asked several times today whether the committee will hold you in contempt. It is certainly under consideration."


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SATIRE: MTA Reminds New Yorkers They Can F**king Walk

NEW YORK—In response to numerous complaints regarding recent delays and route changes to the city’s public transportation system, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials at a press conference Monday reminded residents that they can f**king walk. “While we always do our best to avoid inconveniencing our customers, city residents should be aware that at any time, they are more than welcome to get off their asses and use their two f**king feet to reach destinations,” said MTA spokesperson Reggie Dawes, adding that the city’s comprehensive street grid system is easily accessible on foot “for any lazy bastard” and should be used as an alternative method of transportation if customers are unable to wait “10 extra damn minutes” for their train or bus. “We apologize to anyone frustrated by interruptions in service of our incredibly intricate 24-hour transportation system that provides fast commutes in relative ease and comfort, but remember, you can always just shut the hell up and take a f**king hike. You know what else connects to major locations all over the city? The sidewalk, you ungrateful pieces of sh!t.” At press time, the MTA announced that multiple train and bus lines were running behind schedule and stressed that if commuters didn’t leave early enough or plan accordingly, it was not their f**king problem.


State Releases 2019 Second Quarter Fatal Overdose Data

Opioid, Heroin, and Fentanyl-Related Deaths Continue to Decline

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Maryland Department of Health and Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) has released its 2019 second quarter report, which shows that Maryland has experienced its first six-month decline in the total number of opioid-related fatalities in at least a decade. Release of the report comes during National Recovery Month, a time to raise awareness of substance use disorders and the resources available to end addiction.

In the first two quarters of 2019, there were 1,182 total unintentional intoxication deaths in the state, an 11.3% decrease as compared to the same period in 2018. Of that total, 89.7% (1,060) were opioid-related deaths, primarily attributable to fentanyl. Opioid-related deaths declined by 11.1%.

In addition, heroin-related deaths continued to decline, decreasing 14.9% through June 2019 compared with the same period in 2018. Prescription opioid-related deaths declined by 3.5% in the first six months of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018.

“Though the continued decline in fatal overdoses is welcome news, the heroin and opioid epidemic remains a crisis and we will continue to respond with all the tools at our disposal,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “The fight against heroin and opioid overdoses has torn apart communities and families throughout our state and across the nation. Together, we can and we must do more in order to save the lives of thousands of Marylanders.”

In 2017, Governor Hogan became the first governor in the nation to declare a State of Emergency in response to the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis. The Hogan administration has implemented a number of groundbreaking policies related to the opioid epidemic, including the expansion of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and the provision of millions in grant funding to local health departments and treatment programs. It also established the Maryland Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force and the Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council, both led by Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford.

“While we know there is still much work to be done with regard to this epidemic, the decline of heroin- and opioid-related deaths over the first two quarters of 2019 gives us hope that we are on the right track,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “We appreciate the efforts of all the stakeholders at the state and local levels, and in the medical and advocacy communities, who have been working with us over the last several years to implement a comprehensive, holistic response to this public health crisis.”

Fentanyl continues to be the deadliest substance, with 962 fentanyl-related deaths occurring in the first six months of 2019. This represents a 7.8% decrease over the same period last year. Fentanyl was involved in 90.8% of opioid-related deaths during this period.

Deaths related to cocaine, the third most prevalent drug involved with overdose deaths, declined as well. Comparing the periods of January through June 2018 and 2019, the number of cocaine-related deaths decreased 16.6%. The increase in cocaine-related deaths over the last several years can be attributed to cocaine combined with opioids, which were found in approximately 90% of cocaine-related deaths so far in 2019.

“Prevention and providing treatment 24/7 continue to be our priorities,“ said Maryland Department of Health Secretary Robert R. Neall. “We're continuing our efforts to get naloxone out into the community and to train people on how to use it."

The second quarter Fatal Overdose Data Report can be found here, and past quarterly reports here. The OOCC provides performance measures by state agencies and Maryland’s 24 opioid intervention teams, details about opioid-related spending, and information regarding Maryland’s fight against the heroin and opioid epidemic.

“We are confident that the right strategies are in place to advance Governor Hogan’s policy priorities of prevention and education, enforcement and public safety, and treatment and recovery,” said Steve Schuh, Executive Director of the Opioid Operational Command Center.

Before It’s Too Late is the state’s effort to bring awareness to this epidemic and to mobilize resources for effective prevention, treatment and recovery. Marylanders struggling with a substance use disorder can find help at, by calling 211 and pressing 1, or by texting their ZIP code to 898-211.

Obama Officials Rush to McCabe’s Defense – Offer to Testify on His Behalf After US Attorney Recommends Pursuing Criminal Charges

Former Obama officials are lining up to defend former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and offered to testify on his behalf if he were to face trial over lying to the feds about leaks to the media.

US Attorney Jessie Liu last week formally recommended pursuing criminal charges against Andrew McCabe.

The potential charges against McCabe are related to his false statements to feds in the FBI’s investigation into Hilary Clinton.

And now crooked Obama officials are lining up to defend McCabe, one of the key coup plotters who tried to oust President Trump from office.


Top 10 States With the Highest Cancer Rates

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in America and experts are bracing themselves for a dramatic rise in the number of new diagnoses, as forecast by the CDC.

At a state level, there is a notable difference in cancer rates, which are influenced by various factors like population, age, gender and lifestyle habits.

24/7 Tempo recently set out to determine which were the states with the highest cancer rates by analyzing data on cancer diagnosis rates in the U.S. The review also included comparisons between the overall cancer mortality rate as well as incidence rates of the more common cases like breast and lung cancer as well as each state's adult smoking and obesity rates. Based on the review, here are the 10 states with the highest cancer rates:


Reparations or Liberty?

Among many telltale signs of the tectonic fissures dividing the nation, perhaps the most telling is the near universal call by prominent Democrats and others for reparations. This refers to a compensatory payment made to the descendants of African slaves brought to America through the Atlantic Slave Trade. It is unworkable, but it speaks loudly of the state of our politics and culture.

Proponents of reparations argue passionately of the stain of slavery, the long, dark shadow cast by this cruel institution across the American soul. This great evil, the original sin of slavery, has cursed the nation at its inception, at the founding, and in our founding documents. The country is thus irredeemably marred and defective, and the blot of that dark inheritance is fixed in our moral DNA. This insidious legacy lives on in America, in the systemic racism that pervades the nation, and the disparate outcomes of blacks and whites in all sectors of society today.

But there are counter-arguments. We begin with the obvious: slavery ended in America 150 years ago by something known as the Civil War; roughly 750,000 soldiers died in that cataclysm, a great and bloody cleansing of the nation over that mortal sin. Furthermore, no one alive today in America is a slave or slaveholder, and sons and daughters are not responsible for the sins of their parents, let alone of distant ancestors from more than a century ago


Richard Perry Sentenced For Theft Scheme Over $100,000

United States Files Civil Lawsuit against Edward Snowden for Publishing a Book in Violation of CIA and NSA Non-Disclosure Agreements

The United States today filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden, a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA), who published a book entitled Permanent Record in violation of the non-disclosure agreements he signed with both CIA and NSA.

The lawsuit alleges that Snowden published his book without submitting it to the agencies for pre-publication review, in violation of his express obligations under the agreements he signed. Additionally, the lawsuit alleges that Snowden has given public speeches on intelligence-related matters, also in violation of his non-disclosure agreements.

The United States’ lawsuit does not seek to stop or restrict the publication or distribution of Permanent Record. Rather, under well-established Supreme Court precedent, Snepp v. United States, the government seeks to recover all proceeds earned by Snowden because of his failure to submit his publication for pre-publication review in violation of his alleged contractual and fiduciary obligations.

Lost Dog In Salisbury


Update on Logan, he has been found. Thank you guys so much. 

This dog got lost Monday night, his owners are guests at Best Western in Salisbury and decided to stay another night. His name is Logan if found please contact 410-546-1300 and we will contact owners.

Father of Parkland shooting victim: 'Guns didn’t kill my daughter, Democratic policies did'

On "No Interruption," Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren sat down with Andrew Pollack, father of Parkland shooting victim Meadow Pollack.

Pollack became an outspoken advocate for school safety since the Parkland shooting, and he has now written a new book detailing his own investigation into the events that led to the massacre.

"I wanted to look into it, I wanted to honor my daughter to see what happened, and how it could happen that I put my daughter in a school, in a nice neighboorhood, and then I'm never going to see her again," Pollack said. "I wanted to know the facts. I didn't just listen to mainstream media, I didn't jump on that bandwagon -- and I found out that there was a multitude of failures and policies that lead up to my daughter getting murdered, that the mainstream media didn't want to cover."

In "Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created The Parkland Shooter and Endanger America's Students," Pollack discusses his views on gun control, why he blames Democratic policies for his daughter's murder, and precautions that parents can take to ensure the safety of their children.


Stacey Abrams Launches Women’s Political Activism Training

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams is helping launch a “Majority Rules” initiative that aims to equip and mobilize more than two million women for political activism, reports said.

Abrams, a runner-up in last year’s gubernatorial race in Georgia, told an audience in Atlanta on Sunday that she does not follow the rules.

“As women, we are taught there are certain rules we have to follow. We are taught that it’s our responsibility to meekly accept the outcome and to trust the rules as they were written down. I don’t,” she said.

The initiative’s website states that its bus tour plans to introduce women to “Majority Rules: a values-based agenda– informed by tens of thousands of women–for how we can live, work and rise together to make women’s equality a reality”:


The crisis in the Border Patrol isn't a mystery, and Democrats are to blame

A very long New York Times article published on Sunday explores the state of the Border Patrol, which the paper describes as being in a “morale crisis.”

“The Border Patrol, whose agents have gone from having one of the most obscure jobs in law enforcement to one of the most hated,” read the report, “is suffering a crisis in both mission and morale.”

Wow, that sounds awful. What could possibly be the problem? I bet the Times is eager to get to the bottom of it.

“Some agents blamed migrant parents for bringing their children into the mess,” the Times explained. “Their anger began building under President Barack Obama.” That’s as close as the four authors of the story get to answering who is responsible for the depressing cloud cast over an entire government law enforcement agency. You have to read nearly 40 paragraphs in before you get to the obvious truth. It comes in the form of a quote by an anonymous agent who’s been with Border Patrol for 10 years.


A Georgia man shot and killed 3 masked teens as they tried to rob him at his home, police say

A Georgia homeowner shot and killed three teens as they approached his residence with their faces covered, authorities said.

The masked teens -- a 15-year-old and two 16-year-olds -- approached three residents around 4 a.m. Monday at the front yard of a home just outside Conyers and tried to rob them, the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office said.

One of the would-be robbers took out a gun and fired shots at them before one of the residents returned fire, authorities said.
"The victims of the attempted robbery were all uninjured, but the three attempted robbery suspects were all shot during the exchange of gunfire and succumbed to their injuries, one on scene and two at a local hospital after being transported," the sheriff's department said in a news release.

Harris Announces Grant to Wor-Wic Community College

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the award of a $64,655 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury. The award is a discretionary grant through the Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training Grant Program. The goals of the grant program include expanding the number of commercial driver license (CDL) holders possessing enhanced operator safety training and to assist veterans and their spouses to receive training to transition to the commercial motor vehicle industry.

Wor-Wic Community College offers commercial driver license training for Class A and Class B driver’s exams, preparing students for professions driving 18-wheelers or other commercial trucks, and courses to acquire school bus and passenger endorsements.

Rep. Andy Harris made the following statement:

“As a member of the Committee on Appropriations, I applaud the award of this grant to Wor-Wic Community College. These funds are an investment in the education and economy on the Eastern Shore, helping to prepare our students for good paying jobs that are in high demand. The growth of e-commerce created a shortage of drivers that has an impact throughout our economy, and this training helps fill that need.”

OC Seeks Dismissal Of $1M Civil Suit Over Beach Death

OCEAN CITY – The Town of Ocean City filed a formal motion to dismiss the $1 million civil suit brought by the family of a woman who was found deceased and buried on the beach in July 2017.

The suit was filed by the decedent’s mother, Gayla Lutyk, through her attorneys in July, just one week from the two-year anniversary of the tragic incident on July 31, 2017. The negligence suit seeks $1 million in compensatory damages.

On July 31, 2017, the Ocean City Public Works Department’s beach cleaning crews were completing their overnight duties between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. when they discovered a deceased woman on the beach at 2nd Street later identified as Ashley O’Connor, 30, of Plano, Texas. The victim was buried in the sand with just a forearm and hand exposed.

The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) Forensics Unit, with assistance from Maryland State Police crime scene technicians, processed the scene and removed the victim’s body from the sand around 4:15 p.m. that afternoon, or several hours after it was first discovered. The victim was evaluated by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, who determined the cause of death was accidental and the manner of death was asphyxia due to suffocation.

OCPD detectives determined around 2 a.m. on July 31, O’Connor walked alone onto the beach in the area of 2nd Street and shortly thereafter fell into or sat in a hole roughly three- to four-feet deep made by a person or persons unknown. Around 6:30 a.m., she was discovered buried in the sand.


Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver: Folk Festival Alcohol License Press Conference.


North Carolina teacher under investigation after allegedly calling for Pence assassination

A North Carolina high school teacher allegedly told her students that Vice President Mike Pence should be "shot in the head" while Pence was in the state to campaign for Republican Dan Bishop.

The unnamed Cuthbertson High School teacher has been referred to the Secret Service by the Union County Sheriff's Office, according to local Fox 46. The school is in the 9th Congressional District near Charlotte, which Bishop won against Democrat Dan McCready in last week's special election.

"This is the vice president of the United States. He's an elected official,” said Firas Obeid, a parent of two students at the high school, adding he is not a supporter of Pence. "Affiliation to a specific party does not entitle us to make a statement like that to anyone."


House Oversight investigating Elaine Chao's ties to family company

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is under investigation by a House panel for possible conflicts of interest, including an examination of whether Chao used her official position to benefit herself and her family business.

In a letter sent to Chao on Monday, the Democrat-led House Oversight Committee requested information related to her ties to Foremost Group, an American shipping company headquartered in New York that is owned by Chao's father and sisters.

Although Chao holds no formal stake in the company, her high status as a U.S. official and her marriage to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have raised concerns about a potential conflict of interest.


Father Absence Is the Biggest Issue Facing Black America

Ilhan Omar: Impeaching Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Is ‘Our Constitutional Duty’

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) called for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to be impeached on Sunday after the New York Times ran a piece Saturday alleging that an eyewitness saw friends of Kavanaugh push “his penis into the hand of” a female student at a college party.

The Times later added to its piece on Sunday evening that the female student did not recall the incident, according to friends, and declined to comment:
Editors’ Note: Sept. 15, 2019
An earlier version of this article, which was adapted from a forthcoming book, did not include one element of the book’s account regarding an assertion by a Yale classmate that friends of Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party. The book reports that the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident. That information has been added to the article.
However, before the Times added what amounted to a walk-back of the new allegation, Democrats such as Omar began lining up for calls for Kavanaugh’s impeachment.


Happy Constitution Day!

A More Perfect Union: George Washington and the Making of the Constitution

A More Perfect Union explores the many challenges facing the new nation and describes how our founding fathers, led by George Washington, created the United States Constitution. Born of compromise, this founding document laid the foundation for our more perfect union. Worth watching here.

Fiddlers Convention Returns To Berlin For 27th Year

BERLIN — The Berlin Fiddlers Convention returns to Main Street for its 27th year this weekend, featuring bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, Irish and Cajun musicians from all over the country competing for thousands in prize money.

Hundreds of attendees of all ages turn out each year to cheer on their favorite competitors in full band, fiddle, banjo and mandolin categories and the Maryland State Flatpicking Guitar Championship. Renowned performers, accomplished youth and adult contestants, fantastic regional food and drink and artisans make this one of Maryland’s most fun occasions. The event is free.

Kicking off the weekend’s festivities on Friday, Sept. 20 will be a headline performance from the Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers, hailing from western Maryland and Pennsylvania.

The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old time, bluegrass, rockabilly and swing music to create their own brand of high energy, Appalachian Bluegrass. Gary Antol (guitar/vocals) and Libby Eddy (fiddle/vocals) founded the band in 2014 with a simple goal — write good songs, honor the music and take it to the road. In the time since, the band has appeared at festivals and clubs all across the country.