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Sunday, March 31, 2019



Theaddis I. Johnson, 22, of Milford, Del. and Richard R. Vantine, 22, of Georgetown, Del. were arrested Saturday (03/30/19) afternoon when officers located a loaded 9mm handgun in their vehicle during a traffic stop.

At around 4:00pm, a Rehoboth Beach Police officer observed a white Chevrolet Impala with multiple cracks to its windshield driving westbound on Rehoboth Avenue approaching the traffic circle. The officer caught up to the vehicle at which time the vehicle aggressively turned off the roadway into a private driveway where the officer conducted a traffic stop.

Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer could smell a strong odor of fresh marijuana coming from inside. The officer identified Johnson as the driver and Vantine as the passenger of the vehicle. Vantine initially provide the officer with a fictitious name, but his true identity was obtained later.
Officers removed both occupants from the vehicle and conducted a search. Officers located in excess of three ounces of suspected marijuana throughout the vehicle and on the occupants. The marijuana was packaged in multiple bags and containers. In addition, inside the vehicle, officers located a backpack containing a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun and additional ammunition for the gun.

A Viewer Writes....

Mr. Albero,

The DC Swamp and liberal media has continued to mount a campaign against D. J. Trump using lies, deceit, coercion and identity politics to the point that many Trump supporters are ashamed to show their support for our current POTUS. Never in my lifetime have I seen our country so politically divided, and the main-stream media is mainly to blame.

This weeks' release of the Mueller Report shows how far the Deep-State and the MSM will go to use their power of propaganda to cast doubt that President Trump is in the Oval Office because a bunch of 'deplorable' voters were tricked into voting for him because of Russian government interference, going so far to say that he 'colluded' with them, which is a treasonous accusation.

On top of that, the main-stream media has created so much animosity toward Trump supporters, that it becomes difficult to publicly display our support for the man who earned his place in the White House, fair and square and without Russian collusion. The MSM uses identity politics to shame Trump supporters by calling us racist, homophobic, sexist, 'deplorable', etc. I was recently questioned for wearing a flag on my lapel and it was insinuated that i was racist for wearing it. Since when does support for the flag and country mean that your are racist??!! What has become of our country?

To this end, i find it disappointing that, except for a few exceptions of flags in and around Ocean City marinas, we see very little public support for our POTUS.

So, I send this out to all of your viewers: WE NEED TO START SHOWING OUR SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP MORE NOW THAN EVER BEFORE if we want him to remain in the White House. He seems to be that last remaining bastion of patriotism that our government has.

The future of our democracy depends on OUR earnest support. This weeks' rebuttal of a corrupt Deep-State swamp attempted coup-de-tat proves that we are in the fight of our lives. Think how bad it would have been if Hillary won.

Trump is the Rodney Dangerfield of world leaders and he deserves to get a lot more respect.

Display your support on your homes, businesses and vehicles to show the silent Trump supporters that they are not alone and should not be ashamed to support a true patriot. We need to KEEP AMERICA GREAT! And to do that, we need a ground swell of enthusiastic voter support of our presidents polices to keep it great.

Joe, thank you for posting this on your site. You are a true patriot!

A very concerned citizen and supporter of truth, decency and our United States of America.

**If anyone knows where to find flags and bumper stickers and yard signs, please comment to this post.

Utility worker rescues feline from Philadelphia telephone pole, gets suspended by Verizon

BREAKING: All charges dropped against 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett, attorneys say

CHICAGO —Prosecutors dropped all charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett Tuesday.

"After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr. Smollett’s volunteer service in the community and agreement to forfeit his bond to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case," Cook County State's Attorney prosecutors said in a statement.

Smollett was indicted earlier this month on 16 felony counts after authorities said he filed false reports of a crime.

The indictment charged the 36-year-old with 16 counts of disorderly conduct.


Democrat Elijah Cummings Seeks 10 Years of Trump's Financial Records

House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings has contacted the firm of President Trump's longtime accountant and demanded financial statements and audit reports on a web of Trump business entities – in the latest flexing of congressional investigatory power.

In a newly revealed letter to the firm, Cummings seeks all communications between Trump and accountant Donald Bender – who has been publicly linked to Trump and whose firm has signed tax returns for a variety of Trump entities, including the Donald J. Trump Foundation and the Eric Trump Foundation.

In the letter, to the firm of Mazars USA, Cummings asks for 'all communications between Donald Bender and Donald J. Trump or any employee or representative of the Trump Organization.'

Bender is the Long Island-based numbers cruncher who has been identified as Trump's accountant as far back as 2011.


UPDATED: Trump administration proposal to cut Special Olympics funding may be unpopular, but it’s right


President Trump heard the outrage loud and clear, 'cause he just announced that he will NOT seek to cut nearly $18 MILLION in funding from the Special Olympics.

The Trump administration budget, as in prior years, proposes cutting $17.6 million of federal funding for the Special Olympics. Even though this particular spending cut has been ignored by Congress in previous years, the public response has been mostly outrage.

But despite the outrage, the Trump administration is right: the federal government should cut its funding for the Special Olympics.

Consider the role of the federal government. Everything it funds should have good answers to these questions: What does the program do, and is it absolutely vital to the country? If the answer is that it's not vital, but it just seems like a nice thing to do, then it’s hard to justify it forcing people to spend their money on something they could voluntarily donate to.

The Special Olympics does not need federal funding. Thankfully, they do a great job generating revenue on their own. During the 2016 fiscal year, they earned $111.7 million in revenue (with only about $11.5 million, or 10 percent, coming from the federal government) and had $109.9 million in expenses, meaning they had a $1.8 million surplus — plus, $61.3 million in net assets. Corporate sponsorships and direct mail contributions comprised more than 80 percent of its revenue stream, while investments and other fundraising comprised about another 10 percent.


A View Writes: What are your thoughts on renaming the Shorebirds

Mueller did not find Trump campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation "did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities" during the 2016 campaign, he wrote in his final report. Attorney General William Barr summarized the report's findings in a letter to lawmakers Sunday.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders called the report a "total and complete exoneration of the President of the United States."

Barr says Mueller described the facts surrounding his investigation into allegations of obstruction of justice but made no determination as to whether President Trump committed a crime, deferring to Barr. The report "does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him," Barr quotes Mueller as writing.


Driver attempts to drive down stairs at University of Maryland, gets stuck

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (ABC7) — A tow truck had to rescue a car on the University of Maryland campus on March 24 after a driver thought they could drive down steps without any issue.

The car, a black sedan, got stuck on the stairs on the Mayer Mall. Campus police responded, and then the tow truck was called.

The car sustained superficial damage and was driven away, but the driver was not injured.

University spokesperson Katie Lawson said, "The staircase sustained damage, and will remain closed until the necessary repairs are made."


Trip Canceled

Senator Mary Beth Carozza vote NO on Senate Bill 311

Yesterday, the full Senate debated Senate Bill 311-End of Life Option Act. If passed, this legislation would have legalized physician-assisted suicide in the State of Maryland. Senate Bill 311 failed by a vote of 23-23. I am proud to have spoken out on the Senate Floor and voted against this flawed legislation.

This type of legislation is flawed on so many levels. There is no way to predict an accurate prognosis, no safeguards for individuals with disabilities, no family notification required, no identification required for pickup, no doctor or nurse present when a patient ingests the lethal dosage, no drug take-back plan, and no way to prevent insurance fraud. The American Medical Association’s Code of Medical Ethics states that “physician-assisted suicide is fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer.”

Also, I am very concerned that legalizing physician-assisted suicide (PAS) would make suicide socially acceptable and would increase overall suicide rates in Maryland. Every state that has passed a physician-assisted suicide law has seen an increase in non-assisted suicides. Since passing a PAS law in 1977, Oregon has seen a 49.3 percent increase in non-assisted suicide. While we won today, I will continue to speak out against any and all attempts to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Maryland.

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British Government Rules Christianity Is Not a Religion of Peace, Rejects Convert

The Home Office has rejected the asylum application of a Christian convert from Iran who said they had been drawn to the faith by its peaceful nature, due to a Government official ruling that Christianity is not peaceful.

The applicant indicated that they had converted to Christianity from Islam because of its peaceful nature, stating that “In Islam there is violence, rage and revenge. In Christianity in the contrary it is talking about peace, forgiveness and kindness.”

This earned the ire of the Home Office bureaucrat or bureaucrats charged with assessing the application, the Times reports.

The official cobbled together six passages from the King James Version and New Internation Version of the Old and New Testaments — such as Matthew 10:34, in which Christ proclaims he “came not to send peace, but a sword” — in an effort to prove that the applicant’s view of Christianity was wrong, and that Christian scripture is in fact “filled with imagery of revenge, destruction, death and violence”.

“These examples are inconsistent with your claim that you converted to Christianity after discovering it is a ‘peaceful’ religion, as opposed to Islam which contains violence, rage and revenge,” the rejection letter to the applicant admonishes passive-aggressively; an implicit ruling that Christianity is not peaceful — certainly not relative to Islam — and indeed is so clearly not peaceful that the Home Office does not consider perceived peacefulness a credible reason for conversion.


Former state Sen. Jim Mathias named UMES’ government relations director

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has named former state lawmaker Jim Mathias its government relations director.

Mathias served 4½ years in Maryland's House of Delegates - from June 2006 until January 2011 - and the following eight years in the state Senate representing Worcester and Somerset counties and eastern Wicomico County.

He lost a re-election bid in November 2018 to Republican Mary Beth Carozza, who had been representing Worcester County in the state House of Delegates.

The Baltimore native also was mayor of Ocean City from 1996 until mid-2006. 


Study finds enough fecal matter on McDonald's touchscreens to put people in the hospital

Researchers tested touchscreens at eight different McDonald's locations and found fecal bacteria on every one of them, according to findings published in Metro.

The British paper tested six locations in London, and two in Birmingham and found enough bacterial matter to put people in the hospital.

Senior lecturer in microbiology at London Metropolitan University Dr Paul Matewele told Metro:
We were all surprised how much gut and fecal bacteria there was on the touchscreen machines. These cause the kind of infections that people pick up in hospitals. For instance Enterococcus faecalis is part of the flora of gastrointestinal tracts of healthy humans and other mammals. It is notorious in hospitals for causing hospital acquired infections.’

Ilhan Omar tells Muslims to 'raise hell' and 'make people uncomfortable' in defending their rights

Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democrat dogged by allegations of anti-Semitism, told Muslims in a speech Saturday to “raise hell” and “make people uncomfortable” in defense of their rights.

As hundreds of pro-Israel protesters rallied outside, Ms. Omar said U.S. Muslims should confront discrimination in her keynote speech at a fundraiser hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Greater Los Angeles in Woodland Hills, California.

“So, to me, I say raise hell. Make people uncomfortable,” Ms. Omar said as the crowd cheered. “Because here’s the truth, here’s the truth: Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and frankly I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it.”

Ms. Omar, whose speech was livestreamed by Fox News and posted on CAIR’s Facebook page, also intimated that President Trump was to blame in part for the horrific March 15 shooting at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, which left 50 dead.


High Rise Meeting In Downtown Salisbury Tonight

The new owners of 130 and 132 East Main Street are seeking application from the Board of Zoning Appeals and from the Salisbury Historic District Commission to construct a 12-story building across from the Post Office Building. This is located in the Downtown Historic District and the current zoning restricts building heights to 75’ and residential density to 40 units per acre. The project would require approval of a building 185’ high (the height of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge) and density of 340 units per acre.

I have not seen this matter widely covered. The Mayor seems to strongly support this project. The public, including the neighboring property owners, seem to have been unaware of the magnitude of this venture.

A hearing before the Historic District Commission is scheduled for March 27th at 7:00 p.m. and the Board of Zoning Appeals for April 10th at 6:00 p.m.

$5 Hourly Rate For Inlet Parking Lot On Fourth Of July Approved; Flat Rate From Previous Years Abandoned

OCEAN CITY — After a significant drop-off in Inlet lot parking revenue on the Fourth of July last summer, resort officials this week tweaked the formula with an increased hourly rate on the popular holiday.

For several years, the Town of Ocean City charged a flat rate to park on the Inlet lot on the Fourth of July to, among other things, alleviate the congestion often associated with hundreds of vehicles leaving at the same time and paying before leaving at the exit booths. For example, for years the July 4 Inlet lot rates were set on a graduated scale including a $50 fee for cars entering the lot between 6 a.m. and noon, a $30 rate for cars entering the lot between noon and 3 p.m. and a $20 rate for vehicles entering the lot after 3 p.m.

In the last year of the sliding flat rate system, the Inlet lot grossed nearly $83,000 on the Fourth of July alone. Last year, however, the town implemented a new pay-by-plate parking system at the Inlet, thereby alleviating the need for paying at the exit booth when leaving the lot. Incidentally, the traditional back-ups leaving the Inlet lot after the fireworks on the Fourth were not alleviated, not as a result of any shortcomings of the new parking system, but rather the inability of Baltimore Avenue and downtown streets to absorb hundreds of vehicles leaving the lot at the same time.


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Ocasio-Cortez Unloads On Fox Hosts For Not Saying Her Full Name. There's Just One Problem.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed that Fox News hosts, such as Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Tucker Carlson, refer to her as simply “Cortez,” instead of her full last name, “Ocasio-Cortez.” Although there is no evidence to prove they have ever referred to her as “Cortez,” the NY representative slammed Fox and accused those who drop the “Ocasio” of having racial malice.
“Fox News likes to say my name (incorrectly) as ‘Cortez,’ which I can only imagine is bc that sounds more ‘stereotypically’ Hispanic + probably incites more ‘anxiety’ for them,” she claimed in a Wednesday tweet.

“Pro Tip: My last name is not ‘Cortez,’ just as theirs isn’t ‘Ingra’ or ‘Carl’ or ‘Hann,’” she added, referencing Ingraham, Carlson, and Hannity.
Her complaint continued: “My last name is Ocasio-Cortez. Full stop. That’s my name. No, you can’t say ‘Cortez.’ I’ve never used that in my life. ‘Cortez’ is referring to someone else.”


A Dream Come True?

Trump threatens to close southern border amid 'breaking point' warning

President Trump threatened to close the southern border on Thursday, accusing Mexico and Central American nations of doing “nothing” as illegal immigration surges.

“Mexico is doing NOTHING to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants to our Country. They are all talk and no action. Likewise, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have taken our money for years, and do Nothing. The Dems don’t care, such BAD laws. May close the Southern Border!” Trump tweeted early Thursday.

The president’s tweets come after U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said the border was at its “breaking point,” noting there are not enough agents to respond to the flow of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.



Jersey Boys Concert Canceled Tonight Due To Technical Difficulties

Unfortunately the Jersey Boys experienced technical difficulties and chose to reschedule their show tonight.Tickets that were purchased for the tonight will be good for the rescheduled show or contact the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center for information on refunds. We thank everyone for understanding and we are truly sorry for the inconvenience this has caused.


President Donald Trump said the FBI and Department of Justice will review the “outrageous” Jussie Smollett case.

“FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago,” Trump tweeted Thursday. “It is an embarrassment to our Nation!”

Charges against Smollett were dropped Tuesday.

The “Empire” actor agreed to do community service and forfeit his $10,000 bond in exchange for prosecutors dropping charges accusing him of creating a hoax hate crime against himself.



MSNBC host Rachel Maddow lost half-a-million viewers in just one week after special counsel Robert Mueller’s report indicated that he did not find enough evidence to support collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Maddow has been one of the most prominent voices on the collusion conspiracy, spending most of her programs over the past two years on allegations that President Donald Trump coordinated with the Russian government to win the 2016 presidential election. Maddow struggled to hold back tears as she delivered her opening monologue last Friday, clearly stunned that Mueller did not bring any indictments against the president or his family.

The implosion of the Russian collusion narrative damaged more than just Maddow’s ego — it also destroyed her ratings, at least temporarily.


Woman steals MAGA hat from student ***WARNING FOUL LANGUAGE***


I'm not interested in the tax returns of a rich man who becomes president and who then donates his salary. I'd like to see the tax returns of politicians who start with nothing but leave office with millions.

You will like this response………

*Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is one of the brightest people in the current administration. She has a very quick wit about her.*

*During a recent press conference, a reporter with MSNBC hollered from the press corps, "Where is President Trump hiding his tax returns?”*

*Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, astutely responded, "We've found a very secure place and I'm certain they won't be found.”*

*"And just where is that?" asked the reporter sarcastically. Mrs. Sanders grinned sardonically and said,*

*"They are underneath Obama's college records, his passport application, his immigration status as a student, his funding sources to pay for college, his college records, and his Selective Service registration.

"Next question?"*

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Landmark Legislation to Protect Federal Workers

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Landmark Legislation to Protect Federal WorkersFederal Shutdown Paycheck Protection Act Prevents Financial Hardship Stemming from Federal Government Inaction
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today signed the bipartisan Federal Shutdown Paycheck Protection Act (HB 336/SB 391) to protect Marylanders from the impact of federal inaction.
Governor Hogan was joined by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones.
More than 170,000 Marylanders were affected by the 2018-2019 partial federal government shutdown. At 35 days, it was the longest shutdown of the federal government in the nation’s history, and highlighted the immediate concerns of working Marylanders during times of financial hardship.
The shutdown’s impact on Maryland’s federal workers was beyond staggering, and we want to make sure they don’t have to experience this kind of hardship again,” said Governor Hogan. “Hundreds of thousands of Maryland families experienced difficulty putting food on the table and fuel in their vehicles, as well as paying their mortgages, rent, and utility bills. Throughout the shutdown, our administration worked tirelessly to support these workers, and this legislation fulfills that commitment.”
bill signing

'It Is Not Okay For Women To Have Babies'

What did I just watch??

Idiots Still Trust Them

Salisbury City Council Meeting Materials - 4-1-19 - Work Session

Below is the link to the Agenda Packet for Monday’s Work Session

4-1-19-Work Session-Agenda & Packet