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Thursday, July 04, 2019

Fireworks Have Begun In Ocean City

WATCH LIVE: President Trump addresses nation in ‘Salute to America’

OC’s Inlet Parking Lot At 95% Capacity By 11 A.M.

OCEAN CITY — Judging by the early numbers, the decision to tweak the formula with an increased hourly rate at the Inlet lot on the Fourth of July appears to have been the right one with the lot nearing capacity by mid-morning on Thursday.

After a significant drop-off in Inlet lot parking revenue on the Fourth of July last summer, the Mayor and Council on March voted to abandon the all-day, flat-rate pay structure in favor of an increased hourly rate. As a result, the Mayor and Council approved a one-day increase in the hourly parking rate at the Inlet lot from $3 to $5 on the Fourth of July only.

By early Thursday morning, the decision appeared to be achieving the desired results. At 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, resort officials reported about 976 of the Inlet’s 1,300 spaces, or about 75 percent, were already full. A little over an hour later at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 1,242 of the Inlet lot’s 1,300 spaces were full, or roughly 95 percent.


These are not just good, they are GREAT.

Strongest earthquake in years rattles Southern California; damage reported

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California on Thursday, the largest temblor to hit the region in years.

The 10:33 a.m. quake was centered in the Searles Valley, a remote area of Kern County about 100 miles north of Los Angeles, and was felt as far away as Long Beach and Las Vegas.

There were no immediate reports of fatalities, though authorities in the city of Ridgecrest were responding to dozens of emergency calls.


Holiday Advice From Achmed

In Defense of Blowing Your Fingers Off on the Fourth of July

Fireworks are awesome. This is objectively true, the clearest evidence being that Sonny Bunch hates them. Other convincing evidence is that every year as the Fourth of July approaches, fire departments and law enforcement put out videos showing the grisly effects of fireworks on dummies and watermelons in an attempt to dissuade people from buying fireworks. Those videos instead remind people about how freaking cool fireworks are.

Every year, some hoity-toity East Coast liberal journalist (other than Sonny, I mean) has to inform us that actually fireworks are bad. "Fireworks are America’s favorite face exploding, dog torturing, bird murdering way to celebrate its birthday," complained one Washington Post writer Monday, relitigating all the familiar complaints about fireworks; they annoy dogs, kill birds, and yes, leave thousands of people with injuries (or "freedom stubs," as I call them).

The animal thing is barely worth a reply. Dogs freak out at thunder, they freak out when a squirrel walks by, they freak out at vacuums. If you own a dog, you've resigned yourself to dealing with a long series of unwarranted freakouts. As for birds, c'mon, we're talking about animals that usually die by yeeting themselves into windows. To die a death as sicknasty as being blown to smithereens mid-air is frankly an honor.


Making Ocean City Great Again

This Fourth of July, why patriotism is worth defending

For the haters, it’s open season on the American ideal.

Colin Kaepernick doesn’t like today’s American flag because it reminds him of police brutality and he doesn’t like Betsy Ross’ O.G. flag because it reminds him of slavery. I’m starting to think maybe Colin Kaepernick is not so fond of the flag, or of the country that made him rich.

Nike supported him by withdrawing the Betsy Ross-flagged sneaker. That’s right, the American flag, in any form, is now apparently a toxic symbol. The governor of California, Gavin Newsom, actually praised Nike.

Meanwhile, the Charlottesville City Council just voted to stop celebratingThomas Jefferson’s birthday in the city where he died on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence he wrote. American patriotism has just reached a record low entirely because of Democrats, of whom only 22% say they’re “extremely proud” of their country. To celebrate the Fourth, America’s most prominent newspaper is bidding for the trolling Hall of Fame by running a video, titled “Please stop telling me America is great,” that argues how America is “just OK.”


Today in 1776

Assateague Island National Seashore

Today in 1776, a little more than a year into the Revolutionary War, the Thirteen Colonies 'broke up' with Great Britain and declared independence. But did you know that Assateague played a unique role in the Revolutionary War?

During the first half of the 18th century salt was scarce in Maryland. Used for everything from preserving food to supplementing nutrients in livestock, salt was not only a commodity, but also a necessity. Realizing the urgency of the salt shortage, the Maryland Assembly petitioned the British Parliament to request that the importation of salt into the colony be permitted. Permission was granted to import salt from Europe, particularly from Portugal, where it was cheap. With salt freely flowing into Maryland and the other colonies, it was business as usual. However, once the Revolutionary War was underway, the British cut off the European salt supply to the Thirteen Colonies. In response, knowing there was a huge market and demand for salt, the Baltimore Salt Company established a salt works on Assateague just south of the current North Beach area.

To make salt, workmen would collect large shallow pans of water, stack them on block or metal frames and light a fire underneath. After the water boiled away, salt that was left behind would be scraped off of the pans and collected. Salt was packaged and sent up to Baltimore where it was sold throughout the Thirteen Colonies until the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783. (Photo: Pinpin/Wikimedia Commons)

4th Of July - Independence Day Documentary - Classic History

The America I Grew Up In. Jeff Allen

Paul Harvey - FREEDOM TO CHAINS - (Aired 1965)

Caribbean Joe's Pool Opens To The Public TODAY

Happy 4th of July Everyone! We will swing our doors at 1 PM today till 8 PM so everyone who wants to get out of this blistering heat can come enjoy our refreshing and extremely clean swimming pool. Our new Pool Bar will also be open so come join us before the fireworks. 

Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It

A story of how our national anthem came to be. I was asked by someone to put a video together for this audio and upload it, so here it is. I was never expecting it to get so many views. Yes I'm aware some info is sketchy and wording isn't exactly right. Please stop sending complaints. Like I said before, I'm doing a favor for someone here. You can look up the accurate story if want the precise info. Here's a link to one of many sources for info on the true story: Hope you enjoy the message of this video though. God Bless America P.S: Really sorry about the typos in the anthem

The Accurate Story Behind the Star Spangled Banner

Have a safe and happy 4th!!.

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Holiday Humor

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DOJ trying to find ways to include citizenship question on 2020 census

A lawyer with the Department of Justice said Wednesday that agency officials have been ordered to determine whether there is a way the administration can include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, hours after a tweet from President Trump raised confusion over the status of the question.

Joseph Hunt, an assistant attorney general with DOJ’s civil division, said Wednesday that the department has been “instructed to examine whether there is a path forward, consistent with the Supreme Court's decision, that would allow us to include the citizenship question on the census.”

“We think there may be a legally available path under the Supreme Court's decision. We're examining that, looking at near-term options to see whether that's viable and possible,” Hunt said, according to a transcript of a teleconference held in federal court in Maryland.

The DOJ official said that the agency currently plans to file a motion in the Supreme Court that would “govern further proceedings in order to simplify and expedite the remaining litigation and provide clarity to the process going forward.”