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Monday, March 02, 2020

NOI 3/1/2020 Wicomico Dwelling Fire Naylor Street

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Date:   March 1, 2020
Time:  9:38 a.m.
Location / Address:  210 Naylor Street, Salisbury, Wicomico Co.
Type of Incident:  Fire
Description of Structure / Property:  One story wood frame single family dwelling          
Owner / Occupants:   Nsah Investments (Owner)     Adrian Fooks (Occupant)
Injuries or Deaths: None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure:  $500                     Contents: $0
Smoke Alarm Status: n/a
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: n/a
Arrests(s):  None
Primary Responding Fire Department: Salisbury Fire Department
# of Alarms: 1    # Of Firefighters:  12
Time to Control:  5 minutes
Discovered By:  Neighbor
Area of Origin:  Ground next to rear porch
Preliminary Cause:  Under Investigation
Additional Information:  Anyone with information is asked to call the Salisbury Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal at (410) 713-3780.

A Coronavirus Reality Check

Starting the week off on the wrong foot, after the first reported U.S. coronavirus deaths, The Washington Times’s editorial page editor, Ethan Epstein, published a breathless hyperbolic warning about the COVID-19 flu variant — a case study of Beltway media group-think that promotes pandemic panic.

According to Epstein, “Americans have done so much screaming at each other to avoid panic over the novel coronavirus that they’ve arguably grown complacent.” (Tell that to the equities markets.) He then goes on to affirm the actions being taken in other countries: “China … has locked down tens of millions of people and virtually shut down its economy, the world’s second-largest. Japan has closed schools for a month. In France…the Louvre was closed. Switzerland…won’t allow gatherings that draw more than 1,000 people. … Two decades after 9/11, many Americans once again seem to think ‘it can’t happen here.’ But as we’ve learned more than once, it can.”

So, let’s shut the country down?

Will COVID-19 be the next catastrophic attack on America, “The BIG One”? As I have noted previously, it might result in another bad year for U.S. influenza deaths, but nobody can actually project that right now. What is certain, however, is that the “pandemic fear and panic” are great political fodder for Democrats hoping to crash the U.S. economy … and thus President Donald Trump’s re-election.


Chris Matthews retires from MSNBC, citing his inappropriate comments about women

Longtime MSNBC host Chris Matthews abruptly retired from his “Hardball” show on Monday, apologizing for making inappropriate comments about women and following a brutal week where he also took heat from supporters of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

His exit came after a weekend of discussions with his bosses, three days after GQ ran a column by a freelance journalist about her “own sexist run-in” with Matthews in the makeup room before appearing on his show.

Matthews opened his program Monday with the announcement, talking in his familiar staccato style, that he was ending his run on the political talk show he started in 1997. After a commercial break, he was replaced in the anchor chair by a shaken Steve Kornacki.


Maryland sales tax expansion proposal meets stiff opposition

PRAGER: Why the Left Calls Good People Racist

A few weeks ago, I devoted my column to an article about me published in Newsweek under the headline “Conservative Radio Host Ridicules Anne Frank.” As the full context of my comments in the video made clear, it was a lie.

To its credit, after its editor was notified of this fact, Newsweek changed the headline and made revisions to the article and issued a correction.

Since then, two more smears have been spread about me, one by an official at Purdue University and the other by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the major source of news in Canada.

The Jan. 21, 2020, issue of The Exponent, the Purdue University student newspaper, published the following in a story about John Gates, Purdue’s newly appointed vice provost for diversity and inclusion: “John Gates has seen quite distinct viewpoints at Purdue, even in his first week at Purdue in early 2019. When he attended a Turning Point event that Dennis Prager spoke at, he noted that he was one of three black people in the room.”

“‘His central thesis was as follows: Diversity is bad. Every dollar spent on diversity is a dollar wasted,’ Gates said. ‘He said slavery was not bad. In fact, every civilized nation was founded in slavery, and that blacks should just be happy to be in this country. And he got a rousing ovation.'”

Needless to say, I never said anything remotely like that.


Oklahoma man wraps $240,000 Lamborghini to show support for President Trump

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- A Tulsa man is using his nearly quarter-million dollar car to show support for President Trump.

Business owner Steve Currington, also known as Lambro Steve, drives his Lamborghini to spark conversations with people of both political beliefs.

He wrapped his car a couple weeks ago, and has driven it all around Oklahoma.


CNN Contributor: ‘Uncle Toms’

President Trump held a White House roundtable meeting on Thursday to discuss the positive steps the administration has taken toward helping members of the black community.

During the meeting, Jack Brewer, a professor at the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University and former NFL player, told Trump that the president had inspired him to abandon the Democratic Party.

“I ran the NFL players for Obama, I’ve been a Democrat all my life … and you changed me, you changed me, you touched me, and you made my work go to another level, you inspire me,” said Brewer. Later in the meeting, Brewer dropped this line: “Mr. President, I don’t mean to interrupt, but I’ve got to say this because it’s Black History Month: Man, you the first black president.”

After the remark, the room burst into applause. The remark echoed similar comments made earlier in the meeting, when two different members of the roundtable called Trump the best president since Abraham Lincoln.

According to RealClearPolitics, during an episode of “CNN Tonight” with Don Lemon, commentator Keith Boykin said the event was unserious, and condemned the president’s outreach to the black community.


MSNBC host Chris Matthews is notably MISSING from network's South Carolina primary coverage just a day after GQ columnist outed him for 'gross and sexist' behavior

MSNBC host Chris Matthews was noticeably absent during the cable network’s coverage of Saturday’s South Carolina primary - a day after a journalist said he inappropriately flirted with her before an appearance on his show.

Matthews, who has been hosting political talk shows on cable news for decades, is normally a fixture on MSNBC’s election panels. has reached out to MSNBC for comment on Matthews’ status with the network.

On Friday, freelance journalist Laura Bassett wrote an article in GQ accusing Matthews of being 'gross and inappropriate' with her.


What the MSM Was Afraid to Tell You

Can police really smell cannabis in your car?

It’s difficult to imagine that 52 pounds of cannabis wouldn’t smell, but a new study, inspired by the real arrest and confiscation of a massive amount of tightly sealed cannabis, suggests it’s possible. Though the study tested two ounces instead of over fifty pounds, the results could change the way defendants fight police searches based on the “in plain smell” doctrine.

In the study, which will be published in the March 2020 issue of Science & Justice, two researchers found that people can’t smell marijuana packed in double vacuum-sealed bags. The study examined the ability of the human nose to identify marijuana when it was packaged in different ways. The scent was still obvious in casual packaging like Ziploc sandwich bags, but heavier plastics and seals stopped the odor from escaping, according to the study.

“In plain smell” is a common sense law enforcement doctrine that allows police to search property if they detect the odor of marijuana. Such searches are common, especially in vehicle stops, but with marijuana laws changing, smell-based searches are getting challenged in courts across the country​.​


Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsey Films In Ellicott City

ELLICOTT CITY, MD — Rumors were swirling when residents spied celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey in Howard County this week. According to Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, Ramsey's restaurant renovation show called "24 Hours to Hell and Back" set up in historic Ellicott City, drawing people from all over who wanted to catch a glimpse of the star.

Ramsay's crew, in conjunction with hundreds of volunteers, worked to renovate, clean and beautify "our beloved historic Main Street." The Little Market Cafe has been covered in plastic sheeting and the show apparently has been based there, but other locations have been involved in filming, including the Ellicott Mills Brewing Company, which just merged with Phoenix Emporium, as well as Jaxon Edwin. The show's goal is to help struggling restaurants.

"This has been an incredible week in town. We are so thankful that Chef Ramsay saw how special Ellicott City is and chose to visit our amazing historic town. It is our hope that every business and resident in town benefits from the national exposure the town will receive in the future," Ball shared on his Facebook page.


The two-hour special of 24 Hours to Hell and Back featuring Ellicott City will air on May 12

Nets Skip Corrupt Ex-Democratic Mayor of Baltimore Sentenced to Prison

The broadcast networks weren’t really interested when ex-Democratic Mayor of Baltimore Catherine Pugh was raided by the FBI and the IRS in April of last year amid charges of corruption, nor when she was forced to resign just a few days later. So, it’s not surprising that ABC, CBS, and NBC completely ignored her pleading guilty and sentenced to three years in prison on Thursday.

Previously, CBS had skipped news of the raid against Pugh while ABC and NBC failed to mention she was a Democrat. Then, ABC was the only broadcast network to inform viewers of her resignation, but they again refused to note her party affiliation.

Fortunately, PBS’s News Hour and anchor Judy Woodruff decided that Pugh’s sentencing was worth some airtime.

“Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh was sentenced today to three years in federal prison, for a scam involving her children's books. The veteran Democrat earned hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent sales of the books. She pled guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion,” Woodruff reported.


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Maryland might feel economic strain of novel coronavirus in mid-March or April

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND — Marylanders might notice fewer goods in stores by mid-March or April due to the effects of the novel coronavirus on the global supply chain, the acting director of the Port of Baltimore told lawmakers Friday.

An expected shipment to the Port of Baltimore has been cancelled for the first time because of the virus — due to a lack of goods.

Meanwhile, state leaders in Annapolis are urging Marylanders not to panic.

The ship, which typically would contain 1,800-2,000 large shipping containers of household goods, was expected to arrive in late March after stops at Asian ports including China, an official said. Without enough merchandise to ship out, it is no longer scheduled to sail to Baltimore.


Md. bill would charge juveniles as adults for attempted carjacking

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation under consideration in the Maryland General Assembly would add attempted carjacking and attempted armed carjacking to the list of offenses that juveniles at least 16 years of age can be charged with as adults.

Current Maryland law states that juvenile courts have jurisdiction in those cases, but Senate Bill 248 would transfer those offenses to the Maryland crcuit courts unless a "reverse waiver," a transfer into the juvenile courts, is filed by a defense attorney and granted by a judge.

Lead sponsor Sen. Robert Cassilly, R-Harford, sponsored identical legislation last year, but it was voted down in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. A similar House bill was withdrawn last year.


The surgeon general really wants Americans to stop buying face masks

The United States' top doctor has one simple request: Stop buying face masks.

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams' message, posted to Twitter on Saturday, was a response to face mask shortages as people stocked up due to coronavirus concerns.

"Seriously people," he began, and though it's a tweet, you can almost hear the exasperation in his plea. "STOP BUYING MASKS!"

"They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can't get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!" he continued.


Schools Should Prepare for Coronavirus Outbreaks, CDC Officials Warn

Schools need to prepare for a nationwide surge in cases of the coronavirus that’s currently wreaking global havoc and could disrupt daily life in some communities, federal officials warned Tuesday.

“You should ask your children’s schools about their plans for school dismissals or school closures,” Nancy Messonnier, a director at the Centers for Disease Control, said during a press briefing on Tuesday. “Ask about plans for teleschool.”

Messonnier warned at that time that her agency is confident an outbreak will occur in the United States and is now mulling “exactly when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illness.” A few hours later, federal officials, including Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, sought to downplay the urgency of the earlier warning from CDC officials.


JUST IN: Federal judge orders Hillary Clinton deposition to address private emails: 'Still more to learn'

A federal judge Monday granted a request from conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch to have former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sit for a sworn deposition to answer questions about her use of a private email server to conduct government business.

Clinton has argued that she has already answered questions about this and should not have to do so again -- the matter did not result in any charges for the then-presidential candidate in 2016 after a high-profile investigation -- but D.C. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth said in his ruling that her past responses left much to be desired.

"As extensive as the existing record is, it does not sufficiently explain Secretary Clinton’s state of mind when she decided it would be an acceptable practice to set up and use a private server to conduct State Department business," Lamberth said.

Video: California couple has a hilarious way to combat theft

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (FOX26) — A Porterville shared a video with KMPH and it was too funny to not share.

They said there have been people coming into their neighborhood to steal tools and personal property out of vehicles.

They have a motion-activated floodlight that turns on anytime somebody comes up the driveway but that didn't seem to help.


Klobuchar ends Democratic presidential bid, set to endorse Biden

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar is ending her Democratic presidential campaign and will endorse former Vice President Joe Biden, Fox News has confirmed.

“The Klobuchar campaign confirms the senator is flying to Dallas to join Vice President Biden at his rally tonight where she will suspend her campaign and endorse the vice president,” said Carlie Waibel, the Klobuchar campaign press secretary.

Klobuchar's withdrawal comes a day before the Super Tuesday contests and follows former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s exit from the race.

Graduate students fired by California university for withholding grades during strike for higher pay

The University of California in Santa Cruz fired 54 graduate students who were working as teaching assistants because they refused to submit grades while striking for higher wages.

The teaching assistants started a grading strike, without the approval of the union that represents graduate students, in hopes of negotiating higher wages. The students wanted a raise of $1,412 to help pay for rising rent prices near the campus. The strike started with 200 teaching assistants withholding grades in December and escalated to many teaching assistants holding public protests and refusing to attend classes or assist in research.

The university argued that the firings were necessary because students had broken the bargaining agreements already in place by the graduate student union that had not sanctioned the protest. University of California system President Janet Napolitano warned students on Feb. 14 that the grading strike was “not the way” to negotiate with the school.


WATCH: Protesters turn their backs on Bloomberg during 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary church service

Michael Bloomberg received a frosty reception in Alabama just two days before Super Tuesday.

The billionaire former New York City mayor, 78, and Joe Biden, 77, visited Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Selma on Sunday morning to mark the 55th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday," when civil rights activists violently clashed with Alabama State Troopers on Edmund Pettus Bridge.

"The people of Selma will struggle for the soul of the nation," Bloomberg said during his speech as a diverse handful of protesters in the audience stood up and turned their backs to him.


How the Left Seeks to Undermine America’s Elections

America’s free and fair elections are under threat at the local and state level and in the movement to switch to a national popular vote to pick presidents, speakers said Saturday at an annual gathering of conservative activists near Washington.

Two panelists during a session at the Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC, explained how the nation’s electoral system is under siege and why it matters.

Harmeet Dhillon, a lawyer who is member of the Republican National Committee for California, said Democrats have manipulated elections and made it easier for voter fraud to take place.

Republicans stood by and allowed “same-day voter registration,” Dhillon said, and “they’ve allowed no voter ID; less than a third of our states actually have voter ID, whether it’s a strong system or a weak system.”

“Republicans have allowed so-called nonpartisan redistricting commissions that are effectively run by Democrats,” she said.


'Great timing': Trump calls Buttigieg exit 'beginning' of Democrats 'taking Bernie out of play'

President Trump predicted Pete Buttigieg ending his presidential bid would help Joe Biden secure the Democratic nomination over Bernie Sanders.

"Pete Buttigieg is OUT. All of his SuperTuesday votes will go to Sleepy Joe Biden. Great timing. This is the REAL beginning of the Dems taking Bernie out of play - NO NOMINATION, AGAIN!" Trump tweeted just minutes after news broke that the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor is expected to end his White House bid.

Sanders, the current front-runner, is seen by many in Trump's orbit as an easier general election opponent to beat than more moderate Democrats such as the former vice president or former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Vermont senator, on the other hand, is a self-avowed socialist and rejected any "help" he may receive from Trump and his supporters in an interview on Sunday.


Bloomberg takes credit for leading NYC through 9/11 — when Giuliani was mayor

Presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg takes credit for leading New York “through” the 9/11 attacks in a campaign ad.

But there’s one problem: He didn’t become mayor until four months later.

Touting his leadership chops, the billionaire released a 30-second video including the claim.

“I led a complex, diverse city through 9/11 and I have common-sense plans to move America away from the chaos to progress,” Bloomberg, 78, is seen saying at a campaign rally.


Starkey: Britain Is the First Country to Turn Back the Liberal Tide

The United Kingdom bucked the global trend by being the first nation to reverse the march of liberalism but the “profound danger” of woke politics backed by a displaced religious zeal threatens these developments, constitutionalist Dr David Starkey has said.

Speaking to Breitbart London’s James Delingpole, British historian and broadcaster Dr David Starkey noted the sudden and remarkable appearance of woke culture in British and American universities. It was a unique combination of cultural factors in the Anglo-American that allowed this to flourish, he said, remarking:

“The worst excesses of ‘woke’ only happen in the Anglo-Saxon world… one of the driving forces of this, and why it is so prominent in America, one of the elements of it is it professes to be reason, but it is driven by religion. It is a mistaken religious impulse — all of these things are powered by puritanism. It is a peculiarly Anglo-Saxon and American phenomenon.”

Dr Starkey noted the treatment of prominent left-wing political figures as modern-day saints in the new woke-green religion, such as “child saint” Greta Thunberg and UK hard-left leader Jeremy Corbyn. “This is the profound danger we have now, the grotesque excesses of the left are imbued with religious certainty. Corbynism was manifestly a religious movement — look at them all at Glastonbury [chanting Jeremy Corbyn’s name — ‘JC’, like Jesus Christ]. It is this weird displacement of religion”, he said.

But while the Anglo-American sphere produces a breeding ground for radical wokeism, it also provides a unique political system where change is possible without revolution.

More here

Maryland Lawmaker Jay Walker Accused of Driving Drunk

Maryland State Delegate Jay Walker was arrested Sunday in Charles County after the sheriff's office says he drove under the influence of alcohol.

The Democrat, who represents District 26 in Prince George's County, was stopped at about 12:50 a.m. at the Tinder Box cigar lounge in Waldorf, court documents say.

Walker, 48, was driving his official vehicle, according to the documents. He was released on his own recognizance.


Second Death From Virus Is Reported in the U.S.

A second person has died of the novel coronavirus in the Seattle area and more confirmed cases of the illness have emerged in Washington State, officials said Sunday evening. Public health leaders in King County, Wash., said a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions died on Saturday at EvergreenHealth hospital in Kirkland. That’s the same facility where officials identified the nation’s first coronavirus death on Saturday — a man in his 50s with underlying health conditions.

Officials also announced three other confirmed coronavirus cases in the county, all at EvergreenHealth. They include a woman in her 80s, a woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s. All were in critical condition with underlying health issues. All four new cases were residents of a nursing facility in Kirkland where two other people — a resident and a worker — had previously tested positive.

Also on Sunday, the county had previously reported two other patients, unrelated to the nursing facility, who were in critical condition at hospitals in Renton and Seattle.


Name some names! RNC cites 14 times Democrats and media politicized virus

When Meet the Press host Chuck Todd today repeatedly challenged Vice President Mike Pence to “name some names” of Democrats or media figures politicizing the coronavirus to damage President Trump, Pence gave just one example before he was cut off.

CHUCK TODD: Because this is just — it just feels like gas-lighting. Please name some names. I’m — we're all big — we're all big people here. Name some names.

VP MIKE PENCE: There was a column in the New York Times by a prominent liberal journalist that said, "We should rename it the Trump virus." --

TODD: Okay, that is — does that apply, does that apply to all people …


NBC's Chuck Todd is misleading the American people.


Health secretary says coronavirus travel restrictions within the US are not ‘off the table’

No plan to stop coronavirus has been taken off the table, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

The coronavirus, also known as the COVID-19 virus, has claimed the life of one U.S. citizen, and the infection has been slowly spreading in a few west coast states. Azar noted on Sunday that the threat to the general population is low but acknowledged that he would leave any option on the table, including a travel ban within the United States.

“Right now, it’s important for people to understand, we're not advising any types of particular measures in the United States like travel restrictions or closures,” Azar told Face the Nation. “State or local public health offices, which are the front lines of response, might make their own decisions to do that, but at this point, we do not have sufficient spread in the United States that would indicate those measures.”


2 ‘presumptive positive’ coronavirus cases in Florida, gov. declares public health emergency

The Florida governor’s office has confirmed two “presumptively positive” cases of coronavirus in the state Sunday.

A presumptive positive case has tested positive by a public health laboratory and is pending confirmatory testing at CDC.

The office of Gov. Ron DeSantis confirms two individuals in the State of Florida tested “presumptively positive” for coronavirus (COVID-19), including a resident of Manatee County and a resident of Hillsborough County.


Nick Sandmann’s Lawyers Filing Lawsuits Against Five More Media Companies

Lawyers for Covington Catholic High School senior Nick Sandmann reportedly will file lawsuits against five additional media companies this week for smearing Sandmann last year.

Sandmann’s lawyers submitted a status report with the U.S. District Court in Covington last week that showed that “they intend to file complaints against Gannett, ABC, CBS, The New York Times and Rolling Stone before March 9,” Fox 19 reported.

“All of the future defendants listed above have published or re-published statements made by Nathan Phillips and others that Nicholas blocked or otherwise restricted Phillips’ free movement and would not allow Phillips to retreat at the National Mall on January 18, 2019,” the document said. “Nicholas reserves his right to file complaints in this Court or any other court against any other potential defendant not listed above, subject to the applicable statute of limitations.”

Left-wing media companies and Democrats smeared Sandmann following an incident at the January 2019 March for Life in Washington, D.C.

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Trump to appoint MD former First Lady Kendel Ehrlich to federal office

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBFF) - President Trump plans to appoint Kendel S. Ehrlich, wife of former Maryland governor Bob Ehrlich, to lead a federal office.

On Friday, Trump "announced his intent to appoint the following individual to a key position in his Administration: Kendel S. Ehrlich of Maryland, to be the Director of the Office of Sex Offenders, Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking, Department of Justice."

The SMART Office helps implementing the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, and tacks developments related to sex offenders.


'Black Male' Main Suspect in 'Racist' Defacement of Philadelphia Mural of Civil Rights Leader

Looks like someone wants to give “French actor” Jussie Smollett a run for his money when it comes to alleged hoaxes.

A couple of weeks ago, a mural of Philadelphia civil rights leader Cecil B. Moore was defaced with vulgarities, including the “F” word and the “N” word.

Chris Jackson, a local resident, told CBS Philly that the “timing” and the makeup of the area make him skeptical of the racist defacement of the civil rights mural.

“The timing, it’s Black History Month. It’s crazy,” Jackson said. “It’s a nice black area. It’s just not adding up.”


UMD student arrested on hate crime charges after allegedly sending anti-Semitic texts

A University of Maryland student has been arrested in connection with an anti-Semitic hate crime perpetrated against another student, according to a UMD alert.

In an email alert sent to the campus community, University Police said Muqarrab Ahmed Abdullah, a 24-year-old from La Plata, Maryland, repeatedly messaged a female university student “because of her religious beliefs.”

The female student told police she was in McKeldin Library when she started to receive the messages, which were sent by someone she didn’t know.


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