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Wednesday, August 07, 2019

GM Michigan Plant Closure Projected to Leave 16K Americans Jobless

The idling of General Motors’ (GM) transmission plant in Warren, Michigan, is expected to cost about 16,000 jobs in the state over the next two years, analysis finds, as hundreds of laid-off American workers have already been uprooted.

Last week, GM CEO Mary Barra idled the 78-year-old Warren Transmission plant, leaving about 335 American workers laid off from their jobs and forcing them to either find new work in the area or uproot their lives to take jobs at the automaker’s other plants.

Barra, last year, announced GM would stop production at four of its U.S. plants, including Detroit-Hamtramck and Warren Transmission in Michigan, Lordstown Assembly in Ohio, and Baltimore Operations in Maryland. The Lordstown Assembly plant closure has resulted in the immediate layoff of about 1,500 American workers, while another 8,000 workers in supporting jobs in the community are expected to be laid off as well. GM, though, is still hoping to sell the plant to another manufacturer.


House Democrats Are Coming For Brett Kavanaugh

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee asked the National Archives Tuesday to release documents from Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s service in the George W. Bush White House.

The request tracks Democratic promises to scrutinize Kavanaugh even after his confirmation to the Supreme Court.

“The Senate Judiciary Committee received only a small fraction of Justice Kavanaugh’s White House records before voting on his nomination,” Democratic Reps. Jerry Nadler of New York and Henry Johnson of Georgia wrote in a letter to the Archives. Nadler chairs the Judiciary Committee, while Johnson leads a subcommittee that oversees the federal bench.


Death Investigation Conducted by DSP and the State Fire Marshal’s Office – Millsboro

Millsboro, Delaware – The Delaware State Police and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are currently conducting a joint death investigation that began on Wednesday at approximately 2:32 p.m. on August 7, 2019.

The preliminary investigation has determined that a 9-1-1 called was placed to the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center for a report of a fire on Scarp Street located in Pot Nets Development Bayside, Millsboro. As first responders arrived on scene the rear part of the residence was engulfed in flames and was quickly extinguished by the responding fire departments. Upon entering into the residence and through the heavy smoke three children were found deceased all under the age of five years old.

While the residence was on fire, one other child was safely removed from the residence by a parent. The child was transported to the Beebe Medical Center for a medical evaluation and was treated and released.

The three children victims who perished in the fire were turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science where an autopsy will be performed to determine the manner and cause of death.

This is an active and ongoing investigation and is in its early stages with further information being released as it becomes available.

Please contact Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio at 302-593-9002 for any inquiries related to the fire investigation.

Grandma Thwarts Shooting by Convincing Grandson to Get Medical Help

A grandmother in Lubbock, Texas, stopped a possible mass shooting by convincing her grandson to get medical help after he told her he planned to kill people with his rifle.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Texas said in a press release that William Patrick Williams, 19, told his grandmother in July that he had purchased an AK-47 and planned to “shoot up” a hotel, then commit suicide.

However, Williams’ grandmother pleaded with him to seek medical treatment at a nearby hospital and he agreed, according to authorities.

“Sensing he was both homicidal and suicidal, she convinced him to allow her to bring him to a local hospital instead,” the press release said.

Reports state that police found the AK-47 inside a hotel room Williams had rented, along with 17 loaded magazines, knives, and black clothing. A T-shirt found in the room had the words “Let ‘Em Come” printed on it.

Authorities also found documents chronicling Williams’ depression disorder and anti-depressant medication inside the hotel room.


ACLU Sues To Stop Trump From Deporting Illegals So Quickly

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to block a Trump administration policy that fast-tracks deportations of illegal aliens.

The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of immigrant-rights groups We Count! and Make the Road New York, argues that President Donald Trump’s expansion of expedited removal has stripped immigrants of due process and has led to wrongful deportations.

“Hundreds of thousands of people living anywhere in the U.S. are at risk of being separated from their families and expelled from the country without any recourse,” ACLU lawyer Anand Balakrishnan said in a prepared statement released Tuesday. “This is a dramatic — and illegal — escalation in the Trump administration’s attacks on immigrant communities.”


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Johnstone: Americans Should Be Very Skeptical Of Calls For New "Terrorism" Laws

Two mass shootings have rocked the United States in less than 24 hours, leaving dozens dead and many more wounded. The first in El Paso, Texas was allegedly perpetrated by a white supremacist whose racist motives are outlined in a rambling “manifesto”, the second allegedly by a self-described “leftist” whose motives, like the 2017 Las Vegas shooter, are presently unknown. These incidents occurred a week after another mass shooting in Gilroy, California.

All the usual US gun control debates have of course reignited, which is understandable. Alongside this debate, however, we are seeing another, far more pernicious agenda being raised that I would like to address here.

In an interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid, notorious liar and propagandist Malcolm Nance claimed that existing laws aren’t sufficient for prosecuting the El Paso shooter, because there are no laws designating his act of mass murder as “domestic terrorism”.


Dayton gunman was pro-gun control, friend says

The gunman who fatally shot nine people -- including his sister -- and injured more than two dozen in Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday was “anti-Second Amendment” and “never spit out a conservative opinion on gun control,” according to a former classmate and friend.

The 24-year-old gunman, who was killed by police less than a minute after he opened fire with an AR-15-style rifle outside a crowded bar, attended Bellbrook High School with Will El-Fakir, the Dayton Daily News reported.

El-Fakir told the paper he stopped talking to him five months ago after the future killer held a gun to his head.

El-Fakir told the paper that his former pal was “definitely not a right-leaning person. His political views definitely leaned to the left."

In the last months of their friendship, El-Fakir said his troubled friend was getting violent with pals and surveyed bars as good places to do “damage.”


AWFUL. What a Nutcase! Beto O’Rourke Laughs When Asked About El Paso Shooting

What a kook.

Beto O’Rourke started laughing today when asked about the horrific mass shooting in his hometown of El Paso.

It was the seventh deadliest shooting in US history.

Beto started laughing then caught himself.



Oh, So That’s Why The Liberal Media Is Painfully Avoiding Dayton Shooter’s Political Beliefs

The liberal media is the arm of the Democratic Party and its agenda. That’s no secret, but if they think they can get away with what they’re doing with the Dayton shooting—their arrogance (or stupidity) has reached unprecedented levels. I mean there have been pretty explicit examples, but we've seen some pretty epic ‘hold my beer’ moments, as the various arms of this corrupt enterprise seem to be in a competition to out-do one another in displaying that liberal bias.

In less than 24 hours, we had two brutal mass shootings. In all, 31 people have been killed and scores more injured. In El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, two armed nutjobs executed senseless acts of carnage. The political games began almost immediately. El Paso was committed by a white supremacist, whose anti-immigrant views were just as explicit as his apparent adherence to eco-terrorism. In Dayton, the shooter, Connor Betts, a disturbed individual who had kill and rape lists of his classmates, was an avowed leftist, who backed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), gun control, and supported the left-wing extremist group Antifa. These aren’t necessarily clear-cut cases of white supremacist violence, which the media has tried to force-feed down our throats. There’s loads of nuance.


Brazilian President Bolsonaro: ‘Criminals Will Die In The Streets Like Cockroaches’

On Monday, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro spoke of his wish that legislators will agree with him to loosen the country’s criminal code in order to capture more criminals, saying, “These guys [criminals] are going to die in the streets like cockroaches, and that's how it should be.” He added, “We have to give a legal back up to the security people: civil, military, federal, road police.”

The Daily Mail added, “Bolsonaro said the 'unequal' battle against crime is hindered by policemen being prosecuted for shooting gangsters rather than given medals.”

According to Globo, the Rio de Janeiro Military Police Secretariat issued a statement asserting that "the operations of the Corporation are guided by prior planning and carried out within the law. In actions in conflagrated areas, the mission of the Military Police is primarily the arrest of criminals and the apprehension of weapons and drugs. Often, however, criminals opt for confrontation, starting the confrontation. When the police operation results in deaths or injuries, a Military Police Inquiry is opened to ascertain the circumstances of the fact … in relation to the numbers of the Institute of Public Security (ISP) for March, the most important is to highlight the 32% drop in intentional homicides, representing the lowest rate for the month in 28 years. The indicator lethality violent crime also decreased by 24% compared to March 2018.”


Common Prostate Cancer Treatment Can Raise Odds of Deadly Heart Condition

Many men with prostate cancer rely on common testosterone-blocking drugs as a part of their treatment. But those so-called antiandrogens also might put them at risk for a deadly heart condition, according to new research.

In a study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, researchers looked at how several testosterone-blocking drugs affect the heart's QT interval – the time it takes the heart cells to recharge in between beats.

The longer a QT interval, typically measured by an electrocardiogram, the more at risk a person is to develop serious heart rhythm problems and a condition called torsade de pointes, which can result in sudden death. Women naturally have a longer QT interval than men, and they are at higher risk for this form of arrhythmia.


Ohio lawmaker blames gay marriage, video games and Obama for Dayton tragedy

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio lawmaker is placing the blame for Sunday's mass shooting in Dayton on gay marriage, recreational marijuana, and former President Barack Obama.

Rep. Candice Keller (R-Middletown) started off her post on Facebook by saying, "after every mass shooting, the liberals start the blame game. Why not place the blame where it belongs?"

"The breakdown of the traditional American family (thank you, transgender, homosexual marriage, and drag queen advocates); fatherlessness, a subject no one discusses or believes is relevant; the ignoring of violent video games; the relaxing of laws against criminals (open borders)."


Harris Announces Army Corps of Engineers Dredging of Ocean City Inlet

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, August 6th, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) announced the start of dredging of the Ocean City Inlet. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) was able to secure a USACE dredge vessel from their sister district, Wilmington, for dredging of the inlet. The vessel arrived today and will conduct five days’ worth of dredging over the coming week starting tomorrow, August 7th.

Congressman Harris made the following statement:

“I applaud the Army Corps of Engineers for taking the steps necessary to get dredging of the Ocean City Inlet underway. The fishing and maritime industry is critical to our local economy and community. This dredging is a high priority, and I am glad the Corps is getting the job done.”

Police: Alabama woman pours hot grease on armed burglar breaking into her house

DECATUR, Al. — A burglar in Alabama suffered burns to the face after attempting to break into an unsuspecting woman's home.

The Decatur Police Department responded to reports of a domestic dispute on August 1. Upon arrival, they made contact with a male identified as Larondrick Macklin, who had burns all over his face.

Police say he was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Officers learned Macklin had entered a woman's house with a firearm, and the victim defended herself with a pot containing hot grease.


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Leftist ‘Intellectual’ Calls For ‘Eradicating’ Trump Supporters

Reza Aslan is supposedly an intellectual. He’s an Iranian-born religious studies scholar who has written several books, mostly centered on religion. A Muslim himself, he has written extensively about his faith. He’s also written about how to end religious extremism within his faith. Sounds good, for what it’s worth. However, Aslan isn’t a moderate individual. Not by a long shot.

Being one of the “blue checkmarks” on Twitter, he’s also a favorite intellectual among many on the Left. However, if he wants to talk about ending extremism, he might want to start looking in the mirror.

After being called on it, he followed up with this:


Donald Trump lashes out at Barack Obama

Donald Trump on Tuesday struck back at Barack Obama's condemnation of rhetoric he's used, arguing he's the 'least racist person,' and used an edited quote from a 'Fox & Friends' host to back up his point.

The president's defense comes after Obama issued a hard-hitting statement Monday that did not use Trump's name but called on Americans to 'soundly reject' leaders who feed 'a climate of fear and hatred' - which was widely interpreted as a denouncement of Trump.

Trump fired back at the charge.

'I am the least racist person,' the president argued in an early morning tweet.


Suspected Gunman Caught on Video: ‘I Don’t Like White People in My Hood’

A suspected gunman who was caught on video saying racist things about people while allegedly shooting at cars in a Cincinnati, Ohio, neighborhood is in custody.

Authorities identified Devonta Allen, 18, of Kennedy Heights as the suspect in a video of a July 25 incident where he was reportedly shooting at vehicles with a gun while yelling, “I don’t like white people in my hood,” WKRC reported.

The incident reportedly began over a stolen vehicle before shots were fired.

WXIX reported that Allen, who is black, faces four charges of felonious assault for firing three gunshots at four people—three who are white and one who is black.


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Nolte: ‘New York Times’ Changes Trump Headline to Appease Far-Left Extremists

The far-left New York Times caved to the leftist Twitter mob with a major switch in headlines between its first and second editions.

The first print edition’s headline read, “Trump Urges Unity Vs. Racism.”

But after the Blue Checkmark Mafia freaked out, the Times caved with a late edition headline that reads, “Assailing Hate But Not Guns.”

New York Times print editor Tom Jolly tweeted out the original edition. Within an hour, through, the Times had caved to the left’s demand that President Trump never-ever-ever receive even a neutral headline.

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Far-Left Protesters Descend on Mitch McConnell’s Home, Threaten to “Stab the M*f*ker"

Far-left protesters gathered outside Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky home last night, with one of them threatening to “stab the m*f*ker in the heart.”

“Far-left protesters are at Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky home,” tweeted Ryan Saavedra. One person says they hope someone uses a “voodoo doll” on McConnell. Another says they want someone to “just stab the m*f*ker in the heart”. These are the people who want to take your guns.”

Saavedra tracked down the Facebook page of the person who allegedly made the threat, where she was pictured alongside Elizabeth Warren.

The harassment campaign continued into the night off the back of a Twitter trend called #MassacreMoscowMitch. The protesters demanded that McConnell come outside.


CNN Confirms: Dayton Shooter Had ‘Extreme’ Left-Wing Views

CNN acknowledged Monday night that the mass shooter in Dayton, Ohio, appeared to have “extreme” left-wing views, based on a Twitter feed that has been widely linked to the gunman.

The CNN report came out roughly 24 hours after Breitbart News reported the same information — and just hours after the Dayton Daily News confirmed that the shooter “definitely leaned to the left” and had spoken extensively in the recent past about shooting up local bars.

The report — which appears on CNN’s website, but has not apparently appeared on air as of this writing — states:

"A Twitter account that appears to belong to Dayton mass shooter Connor Betts re-tweeted extreme left-wing and anti-police posts, as well as tweets supporting Antifa, or anti-fascist, protesters."


No, the United States Doesn’t Lead the World in Mass Shootings

As expected, Democrats immediately began politicizing the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Quite a few of them even blamed Trump. Like clockwork, calls for more gun control have commenced. Democrats are even trying to pressure Mitch McConnell to cancel the Senate recess so they can vote on gun control.

A common myth you can expect to hear a lot in the coming days and weeks is that the United States “leads the world in mass shootings” and therefore we must pass some law that will do nothing to stop future mass shootings, but will infringe on the rights of law-abiding gun owners.

What you might not hear is that this claim is completely bogus.

Sure, if you following conservative media, you’re probably aware of this. Townhall, The Daily Signal, Bearing Arms, FEE, The Washington Examiner, and others have all previously reported on how the myth that the United States leads the world in mass shootings is based on a deeply flawed study, which has been debunked by the Crime Prevention Research Center.


TRAFFIC ALERT: OC Drawbridge Stuck (Update Bridge is fixed)

TRAFFIC ALERT: The Route 50 Bridge is currently stuck in the open position and will not close. Use Route 90 to access the downtown area.

It's Fixed !!


Local Celebrity Wayne Cannon Visited Caribbean Joe's Yesterday

Wayne Cannon "West Ocean City Food and Drink: The Alamo Motel, Restaurant and Bar on Route 50 is Alive and Well. I must make a confession. I was born and raised on the Eastern Shore, live just down the road from The Alamo and have passed by The Alamo over a thousand times and have never set a foot in the place, until today, August 6, 2019 at about 3pm. I was completely blown away by all the neat new changes that Mark Odachowski and his partner Joe Albero have made. They have done a complete make-over of the buildings and grounds...cleaned it up, threw lots of stuff away, brought in new stuff and the place looks fantastic. It is Caribbean Cute and Key West Quirky.

History Lesson:
It was named the"Alamo Court" in 1946 by Ocean City businessman, Bill Weaver. Mr. Weaver served in World War Two as a fighter pilot with the famous "Flying Tigers" and at one time he was stationed in San Antonio, Texas...the home of The Alamo. He remembered the design of this famous structure, where Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and many others would die in 1836 during the war between Texas and Mexico and he would bring the name and the design back home to Ocean City. The Alamo Motel (then known as the Alamo Court) was the first motel built in Worcester County. When Bill Weaver got out of the Army Air Corp in 1946, he bought two acres along the new Route 50 entrance to Ocean City and hired Ridge Harmon Sr. to build the 40 unit motel with an Alamo design and feeling.

Back to Now:
One of the neat new things about the new improved Alamo is their pool is open to the public. All you have to do to use the pool on a hot day is buy a drink or two, have lunch or dinner and jump in. I was very impressed by what I saw today and I think you should give them a shot and check things out yourself. So, the next time you feel like having lunch or dinner or meeting the gang for some drinks...Remember The Alamo. Please click on all the pics.".

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Dayton Mayor Encourages Trump Protests When Trump Pays His Respects To Shooting Victims

The mayor of Dayton, Ohio, encouraged her constituents to protest the arrival of President Donald Trump when he travels to the city to pay his respects to the victims of a recent mass shooting.

“I have lots of protesters all the time and even my friends protest me from time to time, so I’m glad that they’re using their right to give free speech comment,” Democratic mayor Nan Whaley told reporters on Tuesday. “Look, I know that [Trump has] made this bed and he’s got to lie in it.”

“His rhetoric has been painful for many in our community,” she continued. “I think the people should stand up and say they’re not happy if they’re not happy that he’s coming.”

Following the tragedy, Trump addressed the nation, urging all Americans to come together to condemn racism, and called for bipartisan cooperation on determining potential solutions to a recent slew of mass shootings.

Whaley referred to Trump’s remarks as “unhelpful” and further noted that she intended to tell him that face-to-face when he arrived in the Ohio town.

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How to Maintain a Healthy Level Of Insanity in RETIREMENT

1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on, point a hair dryer at passing cars and watch them slow down!

2. On all your check stubs, write, "For Sexual Favors"

3. Skip down the street rather than walk, and see how many looks you get.

4. With a serious face, order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat.?? I ask for decaffeinated water.?? (no ice )

5. Sing along at The Opera.

6. When the money comes out of the ATM, scream 'I Won! I Won!'

7. When leaving the Zoo, start running towards the car park, yelling, 'Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!' [hmm, not sure this is so funny]

8. Tell your children over dinner, 'Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go....'

9. Pick up a box of condoms at the pharmacy, go to the counter and ask where the fitting room is.

And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity: My Favorite...

10. Go to a large Department store's fitting room, drop your drawers to your ankles and yell out, "There's no paper in here!"