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Monday, May 27, 2019

Getting Old

I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds. People get out of the way much faster now.

Gone are the days when girls used to cook like their mothers. Now they drink like their fathers.

I didn’t make it to the gym today. That makes five years in a row.

I decided to stop calling the bathroom the “John” and renamed it the “Jim”. I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning.

Old age is coming at a really bad time.

When I was a child I thought “Nap Time” was a punishment. Now, as a grownup, it feels like a small vacation.

The biggest lie I tell myself is, ”I don't need to write that down, I'll remember it."

I don’t have gray hair; I have "wisdom highlights"! I’m just very wise.

If God wanted me to touch my toes, He would’ve put them on my knees.

Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators. We haven’t met yet.

Why do I have to press one for English when you’re just going to transfer me to someone I can't understand anyway?

Of course I talk to myself. Sometimes I need expert advice.

At my age “Getting lucky" means walking into a room and remembering what I came in there for.

Actually I'm not complaining because I am a Seenager. (Senior teenager) I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 70 years later. I don’t have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I have my own pad. I don’t have a curfew. I have a driver’s license and my own car. The people I hang around with are not scared of getting pregnant. And I don’t have acne. Life is great.

I have more friends I should send this to, but right now I can’t remember their names.

Rein in politicized judges and their injunctions

Federal district judges aren't emperors for the whole United States. Congress and the Supreme Court should both remind them of that reality.

By issuing putatively national injunctions, Attorney General William Barr said in a May 21 speech to the American Law Institute: “One judge can, in effect, cancel the policy with the stroke of the pen. No official in the United States government [rightly] can exercise that kind of nationwide power, with the sole exception of the president. And the Constitution subjects him to nationwide election, among other constitutional checks, as a prerequisite to wielding that power.”

The subject arises because, on issue after issue, liberal district judges have blocked President Trump’s executive orders or rules promulgated by his administration. The most prominent example occurred when Trump ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program. Even though DACA was created out of thin air by an executive memorandum by President Barack Obama, three separate district judges ruled that Trump could not undo it using the same presidential power.

All three said their orders apply nationwide.

Other judges have issued similar injunctions against Trump’s “travel ban,” against his effort to delay a sweeping “clean water rule” issued by the Obama administration, and against an order of his intended to protect religious freedom. (The Supreme Court reversed the injunction against the travel ban.) In all, Barr said, district judges have issued at least 37 nationwide injunctions against the Trump administration in barely more than two years. They issued such injunctions only 27 times in the entire 20th century, he said.


Smartphones to help spot signs of Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear

Smartphones will be able to spot Alzheimer’s disease up to 30 years before symptoms appear, scientists say.

The new digital test is reportedly 90 percent accurate, compared to 50 percent for current basic methods using pen and paper questions.

It uses virtual-reality headsets to examine recall of directions — the first skill hit by Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related ailments.

Experts say smartphones and gadgets such as Fitbits could perform similar checks within five years.


Adam Schiff Makes Quite a Revealing Statement After Trump Orders Declassification of Spying Documents

Last night, President Trump gave Attorney General Bill Barr the authority to declassify information and documents related to the FBI's spying during the 2016 presidential election. He's asked for a number of government agencies to cooperate with Barr's inquiry, including the State Department, Treasury, Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, CIA and the Director of National Intelligence.

"Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election," the White House released in a statement. "The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information. Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions."

Declassification means more transparency for the American people. Hopefully, it will lead to accountability for those who turned federal law enforcement agencies into political weapons against private American citizens.


Franklin Graham Calls Day of Prayer for Trump

Evangelist Franklin Graham is leading a group of more than 250 Christian leaders in calling for June 2 to be a “special day of prayer for the President, Donald J. Trump.”

Graham posted his call to Facebook, asking for Americans to respond to his post:

President Trump’s enemies continue to try everything to destroy him, his family, and the presidency. In the history of our country, no president has been attacked as he has. I believe the only hope for him, and this nation, is God.

This is a critical time for America. We’re on the edge of a precipice. Time is short. We need to pray for God to intervene. We need to ask God to protect, strengthen, encourage, and guide the President.

We know that God hears and answers prayer. He can soften hearts and change minds. He is all-powerful, and He rules over the affairs of nations. The Bible instructs us to pray for those in authority, “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior” (1 Timothy 2:2–3).

Graham is asking all pastors to lead their congregations on June 2 in praying for the president, and that Sunday schools and other groups would also join in the special day of prayer. The Christian leader also asks that “individuals and families across the country would have a special focus on praying for the President that day.”

More here


This is going up on the corner of Walter Cohee Jr & Trae's home 

...Walter was in the Navy and also served his community for almost 50 yrs in the Mardela Springs FD. 

His son , ,,"TRAE" was the FIRST US MARINE from MD to be killed fighting for freedom for his Country this sign is just a small token for BOTH men and they will never be forgotten ........

Here is the new sign that was just installed.

Americans Are in Desperate Need of a Lesson on the History of Slavery

Democrat hopeful Pete Buttigieg recently advocated removing Thomas Jefferson's memory from the public square and ending the practice of naming public events in his honor. The legacy of Jefferson, he said, is "problematic." "There's a lot to admire in his thinking and his philosophy," he said, "but then again if you plunge into his writings, especially his notes on the state of Virginia, you know that he knew slavery was wrong."

It's a stunning display of his ignorance, certainly. But interestingly, Buttigieg has unknowingly pinpointed precisely why Thomas Jefferson should be eternally revered by our society, which believes that enslaving other human beings is wrong.

That is, that Jefferson knew that it was wrong at the time.

Maryland Speaker Calls For Removal of Civil War Plaque In Statehouse

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The speaker of Maryland’s House of Delegates has called for the removal of a Statehouse plaque that honors the Civil War’s Union and Confederate soldiers.

Speaker Adrienne A. Jones said Thursday that the plaque “sympathizes with Confederate motivations and memorializes Confederate soldiers.”

The Democrat shared her concerns in a letter to the St,ate House Trust, which oversees alterations to the capital building.


Accidents Accidents

Ocean pines fire /EMS on the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries west bound rt.90 near st.martins river bridge.West bound rt.90 is closed at this time

There is also a multi vehicle accident on Route 50 between Sixty Foot Road and Friendship Road in theWest bound Lanes 

Snakehead Derby Debuts at Harriet Tubman State Park

Freedom and Fishing’ Celebrated June 8
Photo of Harriet Tubman State Park and Visitors Center entranceThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources is teaming up with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to host the first “Freedom and Fishing Snakehead Derby” on June 8 at Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park in Dorchester County.
Anglers of all ages are invited to participate in this free, all-day derby, which features snakehead fishing demonstrations, door prizes, cooking techniques and a limited quantity of free snakehead fillets. Prizes will be awarded to anglers who reel in the largest northern snakehead of the day. 
The northern snakehead, an invasive species that is native to Asia, has successfully adapted to the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Its ability to thrive even in poor habitat, its diet of numerous prey species and its frequent spawning has thrust the snakehead into notoriety after its illegal introduction in the early 2000s.
Photo of snakeheadSought after by many anglers, the northern snakehead puts up a good fight, and is also highly regarded as a delicacy.
“There are many misconceptions about the northern snakehead, and events like Freedom and Fishing help inform the public, as well as create opportunities for anglers to harvest this species,” Fishing and Boating Services Program Manager Dr. Joseph Love said. “The snakehead fishery is relatively new and we want to raise its awareness, not only as a fun fish to catch but also to eat.”
Participation for Freedom and Fishing is free, but registration is required.
The department encourages everyone who catches a northern snakehead to harvest it and not return it to the water.  If the snakehead has a tag, the angler should measure the length, make a note of the exact location of capture and call the toll free number printed on the tag. For more information on snakeheads, the department has introduced several informational videos, supplemental fact sheets and an updated webpage.

Utah judge who criticized Donald Trump online and in court suspended

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Supreme Court has suspended a city judge for making "shirty and politically charged" comments from the bench and posting "indelicate" criticism online about President Donald Trump.

Judge Michael Kwan will serve a six-month suspension without pay for repeatedly violating the Utah Code of Judicial Conduct. In his 21 years as a Taylorsville Justice Court judge, the Judicial Conduct Commission has issued Kwan two letters of education and the Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded him twice for various violations.

One of those reprimands involved Kwan's "crass in-court reference to sexual conduct and a former president of the United States," according to the court. The other addressed his political activities as the head of a nonprofit organization that criticized candidates online using his name and title as a judge.


Public Meeting on Ocean City Inlet Projects May 30

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in coordination with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Worcester County, is hosting a public meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 30 at the Worcester County Library – Berlin Branch, 13 Harrison Ave., to discuss two concurrent efforts: a project to address sediment accumulation in the Ocean City Inlet, as well as a study on the scour hole near Homer Gudelsky Park.

From 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., there will be an open house in which participants can view posters, provide feedback and speak with project personnel. From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., there will be a formal presentation to provide an overview of the projects, as well as open the floor for questions. The meeting will wrap up at 8:30 p.m., allowing attendees to again view materials and speak with staff about specific concerns following the presentation.

The Ocean City Inlet navigation channel is regularly used by commercial fishermen, recreational boaters, the U.S. Coast Guard and others. The Corps removes material from the inlet through dredging two or more times per year in an attempt to maintain the channel’s authorized depth of 10 feet; however, it continues to fill in with material, creating concerns for navigation.

The department, county and Corps signed a project partnership agreement Feb. 14, 2019, for the Ocean City Harbor and Inlet navigation improvement project, which is 90 percent federally funded. The Corps will evaluate sediment transport in the inlet and recommend options to manage the shoaling to include structural solutions like jetties or channel modifications like deepening the channel in the inlet.

As part of the “Scour Hole: Beneficial Use of Dredged Material” study, which is 100 percent federally funded, the Corps and crews from the Corps’ Engineer Research and Development Center began work in 2017 to gather field data to better understand the approximately 50-foot-deep scour hole just northwest of Homer Gudelsky Park. Work included collecting sediment samples, deploying instrument suites, and mapping the region to obtain information about the movement of sediment in and around the scour hole. The scour hole is causing shoreline instability, foundation issues and compromising the rip rap along the shoreline.

Both efforts are being conducted through the Corps’ Continuing Authorities Program, which allows the Corps to partner with state and local partners for smaller water resources issues without the need for Congressional authorization.

More information is available at the Corps’ Ocean City Inlet project web page.

Here's your collusion: Leaking FBI agents got payouts from media

Finally, after two years of promises, we’ve found some real and tangible evidence of collusion in Washington DC during the 2016 presidential election. But, it’s not exactly the Moscow-based Borscht bowl of collusion we’ve been promised. Unless the Kremlin was directing the American media to collude with the American Department of Justice.

That’s right, it was the media colluding with agents and executives at every level of the FBI to try to affect the results of the 2016 presidential election. Hey Robert Mueller, where’s your grand jury now?

The Office of Inspector General’s report on the FBI and Justice Department’s handling (and mishandling) of the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of an unauthorized, non-secure email server to conduct secret government business as Secretary of State revealed real and damning information on the media and their incestuous relationship with the deepest members of the deep state.


Caribbean Joe's Supports Our Troops & Veterans

If you're coming to Ocean City for the fireworks, come in to Caribbean Joe's and enjoy some ice cold Natural Light beers for only $1.00 today for our service members and veterans. 

More Than 100 Weapons, 35,000 Rounds Of Ammunition Confiscated Under Maryland’s Red Flag Law In PG County In Last Year

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — More than 100 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition have been recovered in Prince George’s County under Maryland’s new red flag law- which temporarily bans people who are dangerous from having guns.

The law allows only immediate family members or law enforcement to actually petition the court to take those weapons away from people who are either a threat to themselves or to others.

It’s been less than a year since the new red flag law took effect but Dawn Stoltzfus with Moms Demand Action said it’s already proving to save lives.

“It gives them that time to take them out of that moment when that gun might be in front of them,” Stoltzfus said.



President Donald Trump’s attorneys have reached a deal with House lawmakers to temporarily hold off on enforcing the subpoenas for the president’s financial records, CNN reported Saturday, citing court documents.

The agreement, forged with the House Intelligence and Financial Services committees Saturday, allows for an expedited appeal schedule for Trump, who is trying to stave off Congress’ attempts to obtain his financial records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One.

“The parties have reached an agreement regarding compliance with and enforcement of the subpoenas during the pendency of Plaintiff’s appeal,” a court document filed Saturday reads. Judge Edgardo Ramos refused Wednesday to block the subpoenas, triggering a one-week clock for the president to find a way to delay the subpoenas.


Federal judge who blocked Trump's border wall donated $20K to Obama

A federal judge who partially blocked President Trump’s plans to build a border wall along the United States-Mexico border previously donated almost $30,000 to former President Obama, other Democrats, and a political action committee.

U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam, an Obama appointee confirmed in 2014, donated $6,900 to Barack Obama’s debut campaign for president and $14,500 to his reelection campaign, according to federal election records. The same records also indicate he contributed $4,500 to the Democratic National Committee in 2012 and, between 2012 and 2015, sent $3,100 to the Covington Burling LLP PAC, which supports candidates from both parties. His contributions totaled $29,000.

Gilliam made the donations, first reported by the Epoch Times, prior to serving as a U.S. District judge. He had said during his confirmation hearing that he “would base my decisions solely on the facts of each case and the applicable precedent, without regard to any political ideology or motivation,” and that “any personal views would not interfere in any way with my ability to neutrally apply the law.”


'I chose life': Rescued yoga instructor talks about 17 days spent in forest surviving on river water, smarts

It had been more than two weeks that she had been lost in a thick Hawaiian forest, and Amanda Eller was at an end.

The 35-year-old doctor of physical therapy was at a place where she could no longer go forward because of the terrain. With a fractured leg and no shoes, she sure wasn't going to go back.

The area she found herself in had little to no food. She stayed there for a day and a half and, as Eller's mother and a friend told reporters Saturday as they detailed the rescued woman's ordeal, she began to resign herself to the dire possibility that she might die there.

"It came down to life and death -- and I had to choose. I chose life. I wasn't going to take the easy way out. Even though that meant more suffering in me for myself," Eller told CNN affiliate KHON.


Judge partially blocks Trump’s border wall plan, bars use of DOD funds

A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Friday that partially bars President Trump’s plan to assemble a border wall along the United States-Mexico border.

U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam’s ruling also blocks the administration from tapping into $1 billion of Pentagon funds to construct the border wall and restricts construction to only certain portions of Texas and Arizona.

“The case is not about whether the challenged border barrier construction plan is wise or unwise. It is not about whether the plan is the right or wrong policy response to existing conditions at the southern border of the United States,” Haywood wrote.


Trump announces reprieve for Rolling Thunder veterans motorcycle ride

President Trump announced Sunday the annual Rolling Thunder veterans gathering would go on past this year, which was expected to be its last ride.

Since 1988, veterans and supporters have ridden motorcycles through Washington to show support and solidarity for prisoners of war and those missing in action. Organizers said there have been financial and logistical reasons for pulling the plug on the event after this year. But Trump tweeted Sunday that they would be returning.

“The Great Patriots of Rolling Thunder WILL be coming back to Washington, D.C. next year, & hopefully for many years to come. It is where they want to be, & where they should be. Have a wonderful time today. Thank you to our great men & women of the Pentagon for working it out!” he said.


Please Don’t Forget Memorial Day’s Meaning

America has undergone a lot of maturing between the Vietnam War and the conflicts of the 21st century. I know, I wore a uniform during both periods.

On Memorial Day, let’s not regress in that maturity.

When I was still a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, I watched our instructors (all multitour Vietnam veterans) deal with the end of the war.

In that cathartic period, these brave warriors related the stories of coming home, not to the cheering parades held for their predecessors, but to horrible vilification. This included name-calling and spitting on service members in airports.



"I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States." —John Adams

Memorial Day has its origin as "Decoration Day," when, after the War Between the States, families and friends of both northern and southern war dead, more than 600,000 of them who perished, honored those veterans by decorating their graves.

The first Decoration Day was May 30, 1868, a solemn ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, the former estate of Gen. Robert E. Lee. On that day, Congressman (and later president) James Garfield addressed more than 5,000 families of the fallen. Then, as it is now on Memorial Day, the day is specifically set aside to honor those who died in the service of our nation, though more recent observances include all veterans who are now deceased.

In his 1868 call to celebrate Decoration Day as a national holiday, Maj. Gen. John Logan stated eloquently: "Let us then, at the time appointed, gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with the choicest flowers of springtime. Let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from dishonor. Let us, in this solemn presence, renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us as sacred charges upon the nation’s gratitude—the soldier’s and sailor’s widow and orphan."


European elections 2019: Brexit Party wins three East seats

The Brexit Party was the big winner in the European Elections in the East of England, with three MEPs elected.

The party received 38% of the vote with 604,715. The Lib Dems, which secured two MEPs, took 22.6% and the Green Party - which won one seat - 12.7%.

The Tories' share was down 18.1% to 10.2%. Labour was down 8.5% to 8.7%, placing the party in fifth place.

Brexit Party MEP Richard Tice said the party now needed "to play a significant role in the negotiations".


Severe Thunderstorm Didn’t Deter This Soldier From Placing Flag at Tomb of the Unknown

A Facebook post showing an “Old Guard” soldier placing a small American flag at the grave of an unknown soldier during a severe thunderstorm has struck a massive chord with people ahead of Memorial Day.

The Third US Infantry Regiment or The Old Guard conducts memorial affairs in tribute of fallen soldiers, and ceremonies and special events to represent the army.

The Old Guard shared pictures of a soldier putting a small flag at the grave of an unknown soldier on May 24 on its Facebook page that has since gained 154,000 likes and 144,000 shares.


2019 National Memorial Day Concert | Full Broadcast | PBS

Memorial Day Ceremony TODAY at 10am

U.S. Army Old Guard Soldiers kept the tradition alive

Memorial Day 2019