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Mayor Jim Ireton Throws Yet Another Major Hissy Fit Tonight

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 05:02 PM PDT

At tonight's City Council Meeting the Mayor and his Administration made a $400,000.00 mistake on a Grant for the Salisbury Fire Department. However, what you don't know is how this all came about. Once again the Mayor at the last minute demanded that the Council President place this item on the agenda as an emergency. While he made it sound like it was an emergency, language and the financial mistake were found in these contracts in which the Council could NOT move forward until the mistakes were corrected and the public was fully aware of the problems.

So don't you think for a second that the entire Council doesn't want to move forward with this, as the Mayor would like you to believe. It will be brought forth in the next Council Meeting CORRECTED and it will move forward at that point. ALL of this I learned tonight. I have never once spoken to ANY Council Member AT ALL about this matter.

Because the Mayor was being so rude to the Council, (especially the women) Council President Cohen had to ask him to stop speaking. Mayor Ireton then asked ALL Department Heads to leave the room. While outside he said to the Department Heads, because you all are professionals I don't want you a part of that part of the meeting. I replied, then practice what you preach Mayor and stop being so disrespectful towards the women on Council.

WMDT was present when the Council voted down moving the Grant onto the agenda and went out in the hallway to interview the Mayor. HOWEVER, the Mayor stood there and pointed his finger at me and said I refuse to do an interview while my political opponent is standing here, are you going to interview him as well. She replied, yes. He said, then I won't do the interview in front of him. I said, I don't have to do an interview with WMDT Jim. He said, I WASN'T SPEAKING TO YOU. I said, Jim, I am NOT one of your children students you can talk down to. I too am in the news business and this is a public building, I have every right to be here. He replied, I will not do this interview, we can go outside if you like. (Like that makes any difference in or out of a public building)

Ireton went on with WMDT and Sarah Lake, (go figure, the alleged phone spoof girl) downstairs so I made a trip on my way back from the GOB to speak to WMDT.

The Mayor stated on camera, "This is the Terry Cohen/Joe Albero cost the taxpayers show". WMDT refuses to air ANY portion of his interview in which he attacked me several times. I had absolutely NOTHING to do with this decision tonight, yet Ireton constantly wants to tie everything into a political game.

I hope many of you watched his behavior tonight. I personally am sick and tired of his attacking innocent women and twisting things to make it LOOK as if everything he brings to the Council is their fault. IF Jim Ireton and his STAFF were in fact professionals they would have never brought this information forward tonight.

Ladies & Gentlemen, it is all a game. I've said it many times in the past, he constantly does this in order to make the Council look bad. It is NOT the Council that is the problem, it is the Mayor, seriously and honestly.

Now let's see how Sarah Lake and others twist it.

A Comment Worthy Of A Post 8-13-12

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 02:45 PM PDT

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "You Can't Handle The TRUTH Mayor Ireton": 12:25,

12:25, You bring up an excellent point, and I'd like to address it, if I may.
Anonymous said...

We need affordable housing for people that don't qualify for section 8. There is no affordable housing outside the ghetto for people not on welfare.

August 13, 2012 12:25 PM

Thank you for being so blunt about this, and I wish to be equally blunt in my response to your statement.

Your income taxes (or a portion of) that are withheld out of your paycheck each week pay to make up the difference between what the landlord needs from each apartment, say $1,000 a month, from what each rent payer pays, say $250 a month. So, by you working, a lot of your taxes taken from you at the end of the week pay to cover the other $750 that the section 8 renter is not paying. Does your money cover the whole $750? Oh, of course not! There are people whose "job" it is now all day long to "process" these taxes and payments. Let's just call them "skimmers". They have to skim about $200 off the top to pay their bills. After all, this keeps them busy all day every day and keeps them from working a productive job, so they've got to make ends meet, too.

So it will not only take a lot of your co-workers' income taxes to pay 3/4 of the section 8 peoples' rent and the skimmers, but many other workers across town as well. In fact, it will take about ten to twelve job holders to support each section 8 renter,

This reduces your income to a point that brings you to your question of the day. "I make so little I need section 8 housing, but I don't want to live in a ghetto!" PLEASE THINK ABOUT THIS FOR A MOMENT, AND LET IT SINK IN.

Now you want a NICE apartment away from that, that is better that theirs, that you will not own and neither will any of your neighbors, for less than market value, (the landlord still needs his thousand, and will go to the government to get it if you cannot pay, so fill out this form along with your lease)that you did not work hard for because most of its value is given to you, and it's all because some ba$tards across town take money out of your check every week that they don't deserve. NOT ONLY THAT, now all your neighbors are doing the same thing to your paycheck because they are in section 8, too! DAMN!

NOW, your workload is tripled, your pay is cut in half, ALL BECAUSE OF THOSE ROTTEN BA$TARDS ACROSS TOWN, and worse yet, your own neighbors!

What are you going to do next. Hmmmmm. I know, F__K the rest of them, You'll just quit working, make a bunch of babies, and get $ for each one every week like everybody else is doing!
Congratulations, You have just done your part to become a slave to the Government, who will tell you what little pittance you deserve, because there are so few working, there is not enough to so around and you have to give your share to the "children".

So, how's life treating you now? No car, no freedom, if you had a bike it would get stolen by a neighbor or the 'hood across town where you didn't want to live in the first place. Everybody quit working, so the factory moved to another state or country, so there are no jobs even if you wanted to reverse the path you wished so badly for. There is nothing to strive for anymore. Your only hope of breaking free is to go into an illicit retail market, but the cops patrol your hood 24-7, and you'll just get caught someday, over and over again.

Future America. Keep on wishing for that "affordable housing away from a ghetto". You may just "get it" some day.

Joe Lunchbox,
Anytown, USA

House Republicans Sue Holder Over Fast And Furious

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 08:00 PM PDT

House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against Attorney General Eric Holder, the country's top law enforcement official, seeking to obtain documents on a botched operation to link Arizona gun sales to Mexican drug cartels.

The suit likely means the debate over the anti-gun-trafficking operation nicknamed "Fast and Furious" will go on for months, lasting through the U.S. elections on Nov. 6 when Democratic President Barack Obama is likely to face Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Republicans' focus on Fast and Furious has helped to energize gun owners, who are a large and important voting bloc in presidential swing states such as Pennsylvania and tend to vote Republican.


Can VP Selection Really Be A True Game-Changer?

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 07:00 PM PDT

Four years ago, before a little-known governor from Alaska stepped onto the American political stage, Lisa Rigler was a steadfast John McCain supporter. She was a Republican and an Arizonan, so it was a given that she would back the state's senior senator in his bid to become president.

Then McCain introduced his running mate, promising that his pick would help him "shake up" Washington. Sarah Palin would, instead, shake up his campaign and the political landscape of the nation.

But was her selection the "game-changer" so many Americans believed it to be? Does that No. 2 spot on a presidential ticket make any real difference to voters in the long run?


Ahmadinejad Criticized For Leaving Iran Soon After Quake, As Death Toll Hits 306

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 06:30 PM PDT

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is under fire for leaving Iran as the nation reeled from twin earthquakes that killed 306 and injured thousands just two days earlier, Reuters reports  .
Ahmadinejad is visiting Saudi Arabia for a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which is expected to deal with the crisis in Syria.
The decision to leave Iran less than two days after the quakes is criticized in an editorial in the newspaper Asr-e Iran, titled "Mr. Ahmadinejad, where have you gone?"


Posted: 13 Aug 2012 06:00 PM PDT

The recent shooting massacres in Colorado and Wisconsin have again focused attention on the hundreds of thousands of studies on the links between violence in the media to acts of violence in society. The results have overwhelmingly showed that violence in media does influence people's attitudes and behavior, even more so if it's children and adolescents exposed to heavy violence in media.
Even so, this posits another question: Can the same thing be said for sexuality in movies?
Sexuality outside of marriage is not only uncommon in America, but is celebrated and encouraged among society's youth. This has caused increases in pornography, sexually transmitted diseases, abortion and high divorce rates that are actively hurting families. Is this a result of media indoctrination? Does the sexuality in movies really have that much to do with the increase in sexual behavior in adolescents?

GM Recalls Over 38,000 Police Impalas in North America

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 05:30 PM PDT

General Motors is recalling at least 38,000 Chevrolet Impala police vehicles in North America because the lower front control arms could break, creating a possible crash risk.
A Reuters report says the recall covers 36,413 police cars in the U.S. and 1,713 more in Canada, according to GM as well as documents filed with the National Traffic Safety Administration. It includes cars from model years 2008 to 2012. Non-police versions of this Impala are not affected.
So far, there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue, according to GM.

12-year-old girl with cancer makes the world smile (and cry)

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 05:00 PM PDT

Meet Talia Joy Castellano, a spunky, smart and lovable 12-year-old who applies eye shadow masterfully and artistically, as if her lids were an empty canvas.
Castellano is the star of a YouTube series offering tutorials on makeup application and her helpful tips and bubbly personality have earned her channel, taliajoy18  , over 100,000 subscribers. This tenacious seventh grader is also battling two types of cancer and this week her videos became more serious when she started talking about the details of her disease with her fans.
In an August 8 video titled "VLOG, idk what to say"   she shares that she can either go through a highly risky bone marrow transplant or skip the procedure and likely live for only four months to a year.

U.S.A. Beats China In Olympic Medals Race

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 04:30 PM PDT

The U.S Olympic team defeated the team from the People's Republic of China, 104 to 87, for the overall number of medals won at the London Olympics.
The U.S. teams also won the most gold medals, taking 46 to China's 38. Great Britain, which hosted the Olympics, placed third for gold medals with 29.
The Russian team placed third for overall medals with 82, but won more bronze medals (33) than gold (24).

Remember These?

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 04:00 PM PDT

Dinesh D'Souza - CPAC 2012 speech

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 03:30 PM PDT

Obamacare Mandate: Sterilize 15-Year-Old Girls for Free--Without Parental Consent

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 03:00 PM PDT

Thanks to an Obamacare regulation that took effect on Aug. 1, health care plans in Oregon will now be required to provide free sterilizations to 15- year-old girls even if the parents of those girls do not consent to the procedure.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius finalized the regulation earlier this year.
It says that all health care plans in the United States--except those provided by actual houses of worship organized under the section of the Internal Revenue Code reserved for churches per se--must provide coverage, without cost-sharing, for sterilizations and all Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptives to "all women with reproductive capacity."


Posted: 13 Aug 2012 02:30 PM PDT

Over the years, atheists activists have targeted nativities, crosses on public property, prayer and other related symbols and expressions of faith. Now, secularist activists are setting their sights on the discounts that private businesses offer to religious people. TheBlaze already told you about a restaurant in Columbia, Pennsylvania, that is facing atheistic wrath over a church bulletin discount. Now, an amusement park in Little Rock, Arkansas, is facing similar threats — and has already buckled under the pressure.

At issue is a discount that the Willow Springs Water Park   has been offering to church groups. Following a non-religious organization's complaint over being declined the same rate that religious groups enjoy, park owner David Ratliff, purportedly feeling pressure, discontinued the faith-based discount. This decision to bend to the demands of a secular organization wasn't enough, though. Atheists fear that Willow Springs will, once again, begin offering faith-based discounts next season.



Posted: 13 Aug 2012 02:00 PM PDT

Every public school in America is about to receive a wake-up call that will eliminate any excuse for stomping on students' and teachers' religious liberty.
Ever since the Supreme Court ruled in 1969 that neither students nor teachers "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate," activists of various stripes – most recently from atheist and homosexual groups – have tried to find ways around the ruling, to squash free speech, and religious speech in particular, in America's public schools.

Welcome To America – The Corporate Police State

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 01:45 PM PDT

New York City is poised to become the surveillance capital of America. On Wednesday, city officials unveiled a massive new surveillance system that they say will "revolutionize law enforcement." Its called The Domain Awareness System and it gathers information from thousands of video cameras mounted around the city - using maps, city records, arrest records, license plate readers, and 9-1-1 calls – bringing everything together in a centralized source to be reviewed by Police. The city is already monitoring live feeds from more than 3-thousand cameras – mostly in the financial district – but more cameras are expected to be added soon. This technology was developed for the city by Microsoft - and will be packaged and sold to other cities around our nation - with New York getting a cut of the profits. So, not only has domestic surveillance become a tool for the wealthy elite to suppress an American population that is growing more and more restless – but it's also a tool to make a lot of money.

City Council Meeting Tonight On PAC14

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 01:55 PM PDT

Don't miss tonight's City Council Meeting on PAC14 at 6:00 PM.

BREAKING NEWS: Multiple Fatalities In Texas Shooting

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 01:44 PM PDT

Two people are killed, including an officer, and several injured in a shooting near the campus of Texas A&M, police say.

From Fox News

Paul Ryan: Hiding Spending Doesn't Reduce Spending

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 01:30 PM PDT

Saving The Post Office: Letter Carriers Consider Bringing Back Banking Services

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 01:15 PM PDT

On July 27, 2012, the National Association of Letter Carriers adopted a resolution at their national convention in Minneapolis to investigate the establishment of a postal banking system. The resolution noted that expanding postal services and developing new sources of revenue are important components of any effort to save the public post office and preserve living-wage jobs; that many countries have a long and successful history of postal banking, including Germany, France, Italy, Japan and the United States itself; and that postal banks could serve the nine million people who don't have a bank account and the 21 million who use usurious check cashers, giving low-income people access to a safe banking system. "A USPS [United States Postal Service] bank would offer a 'public option' for banking," concluded the resolution, "providing basic checking and savings - and no complex financial wheeling and dealing."

What is bankrupting the USPS is not that it is inefficient. It has been self-funded throughout its history. But in 2006, Congress required it to prefund postal retiree health benefits for 75 years into the future, an onerous burden no other public or private company is required to carry. The USPS has evidently been targeted by a plutocratic Congress bent on destroying the most powerful unions and privatizing all public services, including education. Britain's 150-year-old postal service is on the privatization chopping block for the same reason, and its postal workers have also vowed to fight. Adding banking services is an internationally tested and proven way to maintain post office solvency and profitability.



Posted: 13 Aug 2012 01:00 PM PDT

After almost a year in jail and a three-week trial, a jury has declared the members of the Reese family not guilty on 24 of the 28 counts against them. The jury did convict three of the four family members of making false statements in connection with the acquisition of firearms. Remington Reese, the 20-year old younger son, was acquitted of all charges, while his older brother, Ryin was found guilty on two counts and his father and mother, Rick and Terri, were found guilty on one count each. The charges carry a potential sentence of five years and $50,000 for each count, but those convicted typically receive sentences of about one year.

Those sentences are what judges give to the criminals who knowingly and intentionally lie on federal forms though, not firearms dealers who "should have known" that customers were lying to them. It's quite possible that, as federally licensed firearms dealers, the Reeses will be held to a higher standard and receive tougher sentences. Sentencing is scheduled for early October. Rick and Ryin will continue to be held without bail, but Terri will remain out on bail until sentence is passed. Remington was released from custody at the conclusion of the trial.


Is The Era Of Oil Nearing Its End?

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 12:45 PM PDT

Washington - After nearly a decade of warnings that the world's oil supply was running out, Americans now are hearing about technology breakthroughs that can unlock vast U.S. deposits of natural gas, help reverse a 40-year slide in domestic oil production and perhaps transform America into the next Middle East.

But despite the euphoria, there's a major problem: The looming American oil glut may simply not be enough to sate the United States and the rest of motorized humanity.

Experts say soaring demand from China and India is sure to send oil prices back above $100 a barrel. A supply disruption in the coming years, they say, could trigger panic, gasoline hoarding and perhaps lead to lines at the pumps akin to the 1973 Arab oil embargo and the 1979 Iranian revolution.


DHS Orders 750 Million More Rounds Of Ammo

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 12:36 PM PDT

Words for Teenagers

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 12:30 PM PDT

"Northland College Principal John Tapene has offered the following words from a judge who regularly deals with youth:

'Always we hear the cry from teenagers "What can we do, where can we go?"

'My answer is this: Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons, and after you've finished, read a book. Your town does not owe you recreational facilities and your parents do not owe you fun.

'The world does not owe you a living, you owe the world something. You owe it your time, energy and talent so that no one will be at war, in sickness and lonely again. In other words, grow up, stop being a cry baby, get out of your dream world and develop a backbone not a wishbone. Start behaving like a responsible person. You are important, you are needed. It's too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday. Someday is now and that somebody is you!' "

Fruitland's New Speed Camera Trap

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 12:21 PM PDT

Currently parked on S. Division Street.

The Boy Scouts Of America Has It Backwards

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 12:15 PM PDT

By upholding their ban on gay members and leaders, are they mistakenly confusing homosexuality with pedophilia?

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) recently announced that, after a two-year review, they were sticking to their long-standing policy of excluding openly gay youth and adults as members and leaders. (This is in stark contrast to the Girl Scouts, who have no exclusionary membership policies around sexual preference.)

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times broke an extremely troubling story about the BSA's failure to prevent some known and suspected sexual predators from being scout leaders or volunteers, despite an awareness of their abusive behavior.

Examining recently released files from 1970 to 1991, the Times found "more than 125 cases across the country in which men allegedly continued to molest Scouts after the organization was first presented with detailed allegations of abusive behavior." Some of these repeat offenses were attributed to "clerical errors, computer glitches or the Scouts' failure to check their own "perversion files," a confidential blacklist designed to identify potential predators. But the BSA also chronically failed to report complaints of abuse to law enforcement or child protective services.


BREAKING NEWS: Police Officers Shot Near Texas A&M

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 12:14 PM PDT

Police say at least two officers and one civilian shot by gunman, who is now in custody, near Texas A&M University campus.

Would-Be Second Ft. Hood Shooter Given Two Life Sentences, Vows To Continue Jihad

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 12:00 PM PDT

Naser Jason Abdo sat alone in court with his hands shackled and a white cloth secured over his mouth and neck. The soldier who went AWOL and plotted to kill other troops outside a Texas Army post remained defiant Friday as he was sentenced to life in prison, not asking for mercy and vowing to never end what he considers his holy war.
"I will continue until the day the dead are called to account for their deeds," Abdo said in a low, gravelly voice through the cloth mask.


Posted: 13 Aug 2012 11:45 AM PDT

Bridge Inspection Will Require Daytime Lane and Shoulder Closure on Route 13 - Seaford

WHEN: Tuesday, August 21 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., right lane and shoulder closed.Rain date: Wednesday, August 22

WHERE: Bridge over Nanticoke River on Route 13 between Middleford Road and Concord Road in Seaford

WHAT: DelDOT's Bridge Management Section will be inspecting the bridge. After the inspection of the northbound side, the inspectors will proceed to the southbound side.

Motorists are reminded to use caution and remain alert when driving through these or any work zones.

Breaking News

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 11:36 AM PDT

Several people, including law enforcement officers, have been shot near Texas A&M University, police say

D.C. Area Foreclosures: What A Difference A State Makes

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 11:30 AM PDT

When it comes to foreclosures and people losing their homes, it's a tale of two states.

The Washington Examiner reports   Maryland leads the nation in foreclosures. It cites a survey by the Mortgage Bankers Association which finds Maryland's rate for foreclosures is nearly double the national average.

But the opposite trend is happening in Virginia. According to RealtyTrac, a company which tracks U.S. foreclosures, Virginia saw foreclosures plummet 65 percent in July compared to a year ago. Washington, D.C. also saw foreclosures decrease year-over-year.



Posted: 13 Aug 2012 11:15 AM PDT

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You Can't Handle The TRUTH Mayor Ireton

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 08:55 AM PDT

As if we don't have enough Section 8, Affordable Subsidized Housing Units in Salisbury, eh?

Well, here's a list for you. We have PLENTY of units all over the City, yet Ireton wants to slam taxpayers with the Bricks and ALL Downtown Parking Lots and add more than 500 more units Downtown.

You have to ask yourself, why aren't you seeing any of this on WBOC, WMDT or the Daily Times?????? Why is the Chamber of Commerce telling people that the subsidized housing units in Downtown are for Police Officers, Firefighters and Teachers, when that is a complete lie?????

Some people will say ANYTHING to get certain projects through, then it all changes from there. I, Joe Albero, will NEVER pull this kind of crap on the Public. You'll simply get the TRUTH for the first time in many years.

You take a good hard look at the information about and STOP letting the Daily Times spew special agenda information down your throats. Do tell me, how many of YOU live in housing units that only cost $300.00 a month, or so? Yeah, must be nice, eh!

I have spoken to some developers that say they love holding these kind of units because they can always count on a check every month. It may not be a lot of money but it sure does tell you what they CAN afford to get per month, instead of what they DO charge to others.

That being said, we do NOT need more.

UPDATE: According to these documents alone there are 1,296 units in Salisbury. Some units are $90.00 to $250.00 a month.


Posted: 13 Aug 2012 11:00 AM PDT

Is a gun like a virus, tobacco or alcohol?  According to "public health experts," who in the wake of recent mass shootings are calling for a fresh look at gun violence as a "social disease," it is.
What we need, they say, is a "public health approach" to the problem.
Dr. Garen Wintemute of University of California, Davis claims it is no longer enough to tackle gun violence by focusing solely on the people doing the shooting.  Dr. Stephen Hargarten, who treated victims of the Sikh temple shootings at the emergency department he heads in Milwaukee, feels the same way.
"What I'm struggling with is, is this the new social norm?" he asked, before asserting: "This is what we're going to have to live with if we have more personal access to firearms."

Cartel Member Says Fast And Furious Aimed To Supply Guns To Sinaloa Cartel

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 10:45 AM PDT


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A high-ranking member of the Sinaloa drug cartel operative currently in U.S. custody alleges that Operation Fast and Furious was part of an agreement to finance and arm the Sinaloa cartel in exchange for information used to take down rival cartels, according to court documents.

The statement was made by Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, the Sinaloa cartel's "logistics coordinator" in charge of arranging massive drug shipments from Latin America to the United States as well as the son of cartel leader Ismael "Mayo" Zambada-Garcia and a close associate to kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Zambada-Niebla was arrested by Mexican authorities in March 2009 and extradited to Chicago to face drug trafficking charges.


Evangelist Billy Graham, 93, In Hospital With Infection

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 10:30 AM PDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A spokesman for Billy Graham says the 93-year-old evangelist has been admitted to a North Carolina hospital for an infection in his lungs.
A joint statement Sunday from Graham's spokesman and Mission Hospital says Graham was admitted overnight for evaluation and treatment of an infection thought to be bronchitis.
The hospital is in Asheville, near his home in Montreat.

Romney's Choice

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 10:15 AM PDT

From: Joe Biden
To: Joe Albero
Date: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 8:33 pm

Joe --

Starting now, we can expect even more wealthy, right-wing ideologues lining up to support the Romney-Ryan ticket.

The people on the other side who are trying to buy this election are putting nasty, deceptive TV ads on the air right this very minute. They're not going away. They're getting worse.

If we don't do what we can to keep this close, right now at this crucial moment, we risk letting the other side run away with it.

If you're thinking about making a donation to the campaign, please don't wait -- donate $3 or more today, and let's win this together.

Every single day from now until Election Day matters. At the end of it, we'll all ask ourselves if we did everything we could to make sure that we are able to keep fighting for change.

I know how I want to answer that question. I hope you're with me -- because we're up against the kind of outside spending never seen before in modern politics.

And without people like you, this could get to be a pretty lopsided fight.

November 6th will be here sooner than we think. Donate $3 or more today:



Dear Joe,

All you've left us with is change, (as in pennies). Our homes aren't worth a damn. You've taxed us to death. Heck, at least for $3.00 we can almost get a gallon of gas. It's time for change alright and you and Barack aren't a part of the plan.

Oh, by the way. Can you please tell Michelle to please stop contacting me. Not that my Wife is bothered, it just looks bad.

The Other Joe

Nudist Park Holds Bash To Attract Younger Crowd

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 10:00 AM PDT

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) - Nudist resorts have a reputation for attracting older adults, but one Florida park is trying to change that.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel (  ) reports Sunsport Gardens will hold a weekend bash aimed at attracting nudists ages 18 to 30. The Florida Young Naturist's Fourth Annual End of Summer Naked Bash is slated to be a celebration of nudity and body acceptance.


The English Civil War As Current Events

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 09:53 AM PDT

Below is an excellent three part BBC series on the English Civil War. I ask that you watch it on two levels:

First, to learn about these extremely important events that are not taught in public schools which dramatically impacted Anglo-American history, particularly regarding the background of the American Revolution, constitutional separation of powers, and the Bill of Rights.

Secondly, watch it as current events unfolding in contemporary America, on the dangers of fanaticism from earnestly-minded bigots from across the religious and political spectrum that fall prey to their ignorance and zealotry. If civil conflict and open warfare in the streets comes to American communities I am afraid that such armed militant groups appealing to the basest of motives of the lowest common denominator will prove dominant.

This series has superb production values with exceptional re-enacted dramatic portrayals of events, like watching a first class feature film.


What Democrats Believe

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An Afghan Police Squad Invited US Special Forces Soldiers To Dinner And Killed Them

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 09:37 AM PDT

This may be one of the most striking of what are called "green on blue" shootings, when the Afghans who Americans are tasked to train turn their weapons and target U.S. troops.

There have been about 28 such attacks this year killing 34 coalition troops, following 35 killed in 21 attacks in 2011.

Matthew Rosenberg at The New York Times reports the meal was at an outpost and says the number of U.S. troops killed may actually be four.

Rosenberg also mentions that at least one of the Afghan officers had been working with the Special Forces troops for four years, and that shootings like this may arise from personal disputes, not Taliban infiltration.


Today's Fill In The Blank 8-14-12

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 09:30 AM PDT

I go to the movies ___ times a month.

Obama's Accounting System

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 09:23 AM PDT

Sadly, if you believe Obama's administration unemployment figures this is Very true! Are you old enough to remember Abbott and Costello?
Abbott and Costello explain Obama's Accounting System.
COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.
ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It's 9%.
COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?
ABBOTT: No, that's 16%.
COSTELLO: You just said 9%.
ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed.
COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work.
ABBOTT: No, that's 16%.
COSTELLO: Okay, so it's 16% unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, that's 9% .
COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 9% or 16%?
ABBOTT: 9% are unemployed. 16% are out of work.
COSTELLO: IF you are out of work you are unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, you can't count the "Out of Work" as the unemployed. You
Have to look for work to be unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, you miss my point.
COSTELLO: What point?
ABBOTT: Someone who doesn't look for work, can't be counted with those
Who look for work. It wouldn't be fair.
COSTELLO: To whom?
ABBOTT: The unemployed.
COSTELLO: But they are ALL out of work.
ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are
Out of work stopped looking. They gave up. And, if you give up, you are
No longer in the ranks of the unemployed.
COSTELLO: So if you're off the unemployment roles, that would count as
Less unemployment?
ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!
COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don't look for
ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That's how you get to 9%. Otherwise it
Would be 16%. You don't want to read about 16% unemployment, do ya?
COSTELLO: That would be frightening.
ABBOTT: Absolutely.
COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two
Ways to bring down the unemployment number?
ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.
COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?
ABBOTT: Correct.
COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a
ABBOTT: Bingo.
COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the
Easier of the two is to just stop looking for work.
ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like an economist.
COSTELLO: I don't even know what the hell I just said!
ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like a politician.

A Church Very Few People Know About

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 09:15 AM PDT

Seaford Man Charged After Marijuana Grow Discovered

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 09:07 AM PDT

23000 block of Burton Street, Indian Village MHP, Seaford, DE

Date of Occurrence:
Friday, August 10, 2012 at 12:16 p.m.

52 year old female

Defendant/Charges/Bond Information:
Joseph E. Easterday-51 of Seaford, DE (photo attached)
Possession of Marijuana in Tier 5 Quantity(Manufacturing Marijuana)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Terroristic Threatening
Criminal Trespass Third Degree
Committed to SCI on $21,200 Cash Bond

Seaford-Troopers have charged a 51 year old Seaford, DE man with manufacturing marijuana after being called to investigate a neighborhood dispute in the Indian Village Mobile Home Park, Seaford.

The incident occurred on Friday, August 10, 2012 at approximately 12:16 p.m. after Troopers were called by a 52 year old female that resides in the 23000 block of Burton Street indicating that her neighbor, later identified as Joseph E. Easterday, had walked into her yard the previous evening and threatened her before fleeing on foot. On Friday, Easterday was observed again by the victim, driving by her residence and shouting obscenities.

Troopers investigating the incident responded to Easterday's residence also located in the 23000 block of Burton Street in an attempt to contact him with negative results. Troopers received information that Easterday may be in a camper that was located in the rear of his property. As Troopers checked the camper for Easterday, they noticed a strong odor of unburnt marijuana in the area of the camper and located an approximately 6' tall marijuana plant growing in a plastic container and several other large plants that appeared to be marijuana. The investigation culminated with the execution of a search warrant for the property where Troopers located and seized 23 marijuana plants totaling approximately 22 pounds and assorted drug paraphernalia associated with a marijuana grow operation.

Joseph E. Easterday was taken into custody without incident and was charged with the above crimes. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $21, 200 Cash Bond.

Today's Advertiser Of The Day 8-13-12

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 09:00 AM PDT

Troops Ordered To Kill Americans

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 08:45 AM PDT

National Review's Rich Lowry Destroys MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Meet the Press

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 08:30 AM PDT

She's touted by the liberal media as one of the brightest commentators on television, yet MSNBC's Rachel Maddow got thoroughly demolished by National Review editor Rich Lowry on Sunday's Meet the Press.
When continually asked by Lowry to defend the President's $700 billion Medicare cuts in ObamaCare, Maddow repeatedly refused making herself look tremendously foolish
Video with transcript and commentary HERE


Posted: 13 Aug 2012 08:15 AM PDT

Salisbury and Siemens Industry, Inc. Settle Wastewater Treatment Plant Suit

The City of Salisbury and Siemens Industry, Inc. have settled the lawsuit relating to equipment supplied by Siemens to the waste water treatment plant. The settlement results in a payment to the City of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00.) The settlement also states that there is no admission of fault by Siemens. The City will continue to pursue its case against other parties named in the lawsuit.

The Other Bricks

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 08:09 AM PDT

As I mentioned earlier in a comment on the Bricks, here's what we're subjected to for years now, yet Code & Compliance hasn't done a thing to keep this property up. I wonder why?

If the Daily Times wants to go around shoving projects down the taxpayers throats, perhaps they should do stories about ALL of the buildings around Salisbury that are abandoned. I'm sure I have hundreds of them in my files. How about the Allfirst Bank on the Plaza.

How about the Vernon Powell building on the Plaza.

The ONLY reason the Bricks is a big deal is because Jim Ireton controlls the Daily Times. They did articles on the Bricks two days in a row. Do as I say, not as I do, right Greg Bassett?

This City simply needs a new Mayor, period. We're all subjected to abandoned buildings and homes throughout Salisbury. In time we will figure out what can be done but we'll do so through investors and NOT more grants. In other words, not off the taxpayers backs. I'd rather do it right with people who are INTERESTED in Salisbury and NOT with easy grant money to create an Inner City.

Look at Ireton's pattern Ladies & Gentlemen. He's not doing anything, other than Section 8, affordable and subsidized housing units, even Downtown. We'll see what the Voters want come April. I'm banking on the fact that the citizens want it done right and that's why they'll vote for me.

Is The Editorial Board At The Daily Times Simply Clueless?

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 06:53 AM PDT

They must enjoy getting pounded by Salisbury News. I'm actually starting to believe Greg Bassett & Co. really don't understand or believe that we're much bigger than the Daily Times any more, but it's whatever.

In today's Our View, the DT's goes after the City Council once again, yet they clearly were told, (once again) one side of the story. Let me spell it out for you Mr. Bassett.

The Mayor tried to pull a fast one on the Council by trying to mortgage that property WITHOUT their knowledge. When the Council saw what the Mayor was trying to do they shut it down immediately.

Because the Mayor and his chosen two continue to play games, (just as the former Mayor and Council did) they won't have it any more. If some of you are wondering why Jim Ireton is so pissed off any more it's because this Council is too smart for his games and the games of former administrations.

Then they get the Daily Times to spew their hate towards the Council and while the Council majority seem unpopular, they're actually out there covering your rear ends financially.

How the Daily Times can continue to publish such garbage, acting as if there are millions upon millions of dollars floating around to blow on more section 8 housing is beyond me. Their claim is that people have been looking at an empty building for too long. Tough Crap! Spend a day in Detroit Mr. Bassett and maybe you'll come home to a beautiful City. However, you keep pushing our representatives to blow money on something we can't afford, we'll look like Detroit in no time and it will be your fault.

The Daily Times has no vested interest in these kind of projects. I could see if THEY were putting their money where their mouth is but instead they sit back and try to control the entire City with more garbage.

Here's another thought Mr. Bassett. Why don't you have a reporter spend some time researching how many affordable housing units there are in Salisbury. Then check out if the County has ANY. Then compare Salisbury, (per capita) to other Cities in Maryland and see just where we stand. Don't sit there and state Salisbury desperately needs more housing units like this in that area.

What we need Mr. Bassett is a Mayor who can bring JOBS to Salisbury. We need to become less dependent and more independent. Or are you trying to tell us all that Obama has screwed us so bad that we better start renovating properties for section 8 housing because it's NOT going to get any better any time soon.

The Bricks is a dead issue. Mayor Ireton needs to learn to pick his battles carefully because Salisbury News reaches far more local people than the Daily Times and we'll continue to crush them every time they spew this crap.


Today's Survey Question 8-13-12

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 08:00 AM PDT

Did Romney make a good choice for Vice President?

What Is Microsurfacing? / Requires Less Taxpayer Dollars Than Traditional Hotmix Paving

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 07:53 AM PDT

Dover-- The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) wishes to advise motorists that they may encounter roads this summer season that have recently been paved using what is known as "microsurfacing," as opposed to traditional asphalt. DelDOT started using this paving technique a few years ago, as it is about one-fifth the cost of traditional asphalt. Microsurfacing is a thin, tough layer of asphalt emulsion containing aggregate (rocks), water and mineral fillers.


Troopers Make Drug Arrest On Traffic Stop Near Millsboro

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 07:45 AM PDT

Location: DuPont Boulevard (US113), Millsboro, DE

Date of Occurrence: Wednesday August 8, 2012 at approximately 12:29 p.m.

Defendant, Charges and Bond Information:
•Kara N. Hagy, 26, Selbyville, DE (Photo Attached)
•Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Heroin)
•Endangering the Welfare of a Child
•Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)
•Possession of Marijuana
•Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Arraigned at JP3 and committed to Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution on $31,800.00 cash bond.

Millsboro, DE- The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit has arrested a Selbyville woman after the culmination of a several month long drug investigation.

On Wednesday August 8, 2012, the Sussex County Drug Unit, with the assistance of the Sussex County Governor's Task Force and Selbyville Police Department, arrested Kara N. Hagy during a traffic stop on US113 near Millsboro. Hagy was found to be in possession of over 120 bags of suspected heroin weighing approximately 3.2 grams, as well as .3 grams of marijuana and numerous hypodermic needles.

Detectives then executed a search warrant as a result of an investigation into the illegal sale of heroin at her residence on Clendaniel Avenue in Selbyville. During the execution of the search warrant, detectives located more drug paraphernalia located in a bedroom where her 18 month old son sleeps.

Hagy was transported back to Troop 4 where she was arrested on the above listed charges. She was arraigned at JP3 and committed to Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution on $31,800.00 cash bond.

Update: State Decides Man No Longer Needs To Repay $19K In Unemployment Benefits

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 07:37 AM PDT

Back in April we told you about a New Jersey man who was stuck in a bureaucratic battle between church and state, as he tried to figure out why he needed to repay more than $19,000 in unemployment benefits he'd believed he was entitled to. After pulling their heads out of the sand at the shore, officials have realized the man was right all along.

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US Navy Ship Collides With Oil Tanker In Persian Gulf

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 07:30 AM PDT

One of the U.S. Navy's guided-missile destroyers suffered minor damage when it collided with an oil tanker early Sunday just outside the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
The collision left a gaping hole in the starboard side of USS Porter but no one was injured on either vessel, the U.S. Navy said in a statement. The collision with the Panamanian-flagged bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan occurred at approximately 1 a.m. local time.
The cause of the incident is under investigation, the Navy said, adding that there were no reports of spills or leakages from either the USS Porter or the Otowasan.

Senate Passes Gaming Bill; Baltimore City Delegation Urge Caesars To Hire Local Residents, Including Ex-Cons

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 07:23 AM PDT

UPDATE: the Maryland Senate in a 28-14 vote Friday evening passed the bill to expand gambling with table games and sixth casino in Prince George's County. Eight Democrats joined six Republicans in opposing the bill backed by Gov. Martin O'Malley and Senate President Mike Miller. The bill passed largely without change from the committee version after the Senate rejected over two dozen floor amendments offered mostly by Republicans.

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More Evidence Emerges on How Obama Protects Wall Street Criminals

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 07:15 AM PDT

A brief and important article here by Eileen Foster in Rolling Stone. Eileen was a Home Loans executive at Countrywide in 2007. When she started to blow the whistle on gigantic fraud at the company she became a target. She states that:

Countrywide managers went after my job and reputation, intimidating witnesses and altering statements.

We opened many of these investigations on whistleblowers' tips. Later I learned that many of those reporting or challenging fraudulent practices were transferred, demoted, harassed or fired in reprisal. To suppress whistleblowers and their concerns, Countrywide directed them to report their allegations to the suspect officials' managers. It was a trap, and the system was rigged. Instead of taking action, the managers would then share the information with the suspects themselves, who would then hit back at the whistleblowers.


Is The Age Of Bailouts Over?

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 07:07 AM PDT

Reuters is reporting that regulators on Wall Street have instructed the nation's five biggest banks to begin making plans for how each would deal with another financial crisis, and prevent an all-out collapse, hinting that government bail-out may not be an option in the future. These instructions are part of an ongoing two-year program, largely kept secret, to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis. Banks have also been forced to create "living wills" so that regulators know exactly how to unwind them should they fail in the future. Of course, the best way to prevent another financial crisis isn't to make Wall Street's giants write living wills, it's to break up Wall Street's giants – and put in place regulation like Glass-Steagall to stop the banks form gambling with your money. It's the least our lawmakers can do to turn banking back into the safe, useful, and boring industry is used to be in America.

London 2012 Closing Ceremony: Olympics Come To Rocking End With British Pomp and Pop

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 07:00 AM PDT

With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lightshows and lots of fun.
The closing ceremony offered a sensory blast including rock 'n' roll rickshaws, dustbin percussionists, an exploding yellow car and a marching band in red tunics and bearskin hats.
The Spice Girls staged a show-stopping reunion, and Monty Python's Eric Idle sauntered through "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" - accompanied by Roman centurions, Scottish bagpipers and a human cannonball.

A Tale of Two States: Virginia vs. Maryland

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 06:53 AM PDT

FBN's Lou Dobbs compares the policies of Maryland and Virginia and their impact on the economy of each state.

GO HERE to view.

Don't Believe Poll Propaganda

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 06:45 AM PDT

About those polls showing Obama with a big lead... Here is Dick Morris' take on current polls.

Polls too often are meant to influence public opinion rather than accurately measure it.

Don't Believe Poll PropagandaBy DICK MORRISPublished on on August 10, 2012

Dear Friend,

I was outraged today when I saw a Washington Post article headlined "Three Polls Show Obama Widening Lead Over Romney." One was a poll from FOX News that showed Obama 9 points ahead. The others were surveys by CNN and Reuters showing a 7 point Obama lead. NOT TRUE! Click Here to read the Washington Post article I am referring to.

The real numbers, of likely voters are found in the Rasmussen Polls which had Romney ahead by three yesterday and four today. Gallup, which surveys registered voters (as opposed to likely voters) has the race tied at 46-46.

There are several factors which explain the difference:

1. Obama's voters don't want to come out and vote for him. They are only lukewarm and are not people who always vote. Cynical and apathetic, they do not begin to approximate the intensity of the Romney voters or even of the 2008 Obama backers.

2. Black turnout is traditionally 11% of the total vote. In 2008, rose to 14%, providing Obama with more than half of his margin of victory. Current polls suggest a reversion to the pre-2008 turnout level, but polling firms that do not measure voter intention can't tell that and weight the black vote up to 12, 13, or even 14 percent, padding Obama's vote artificially.

3. Likewise with Latino vote which was 7% of the vote and grew to 8.5% in 2008. Their votes this time show signs of returning to historic norms

4. Polls of registered voters tend to weight up the Democratic respondents, according their opinions more weight in the poll. That's because their data usually shows fewer Democrats in their sample than in national registration figures. But, in weighting for party, they obscure the fact that a great many registered Democrats have left the Party, particularly in the past few years, a finding that is obliterated by the weighting.

The fact is that Rasmussen and Gallup both showed drops for Romney about 4-5 days ago when negative coverage of his foreign trip (itself a sign of media bias) tended to dampen his ratings. But both have shown a recovery since. Rasmussen and Gallup poll every day. The other polls are conducted over a period of several days. So the Rasmussen and Gallup data are a few days fresher than the other polls and reflect Romney's recovery.


Dick Morris

On To Victory!

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 06:37 AM PDT


The purpose of a great party is not to beat the other party, but to lead a great cause. Paul Ryan has long preached our great cause - entrepreneurial opportunity, educational opportunity, and the vision that any poor man in America should be able to own his own land and climb the ladder to what we call loosely, the American dream.

Republicans have been united primarily by opposition to Barack Obama, but with this ticket, I believe that the strength, decency and character of Mitt Romney will be fortified by the ideas, conviction, and boundless energy of his running mate.

Several years ago I came home from The Heritage Foundation Presidents' Club meeting where I first met Paul Ryan. I told Wil at the time that I had just met the next Ronald Reagan. I believe Paul will help to focus the debate on a future that brings back "Morning in America."


Ellen Sauerbrey


Posted: 13 Aug 2012 06:30 AM PDT

Obama campaign officials barred a Pennsylvania reporter from talking to people who were in line to attend an Obama rally. 

The reporter, Dave Davies, wrote  that "during the two-hour wait for the rally to begin, I wanted to talk to some of the supporters attending the event," but was told, "You can't be interviewing people in line," by an Obama campaign official. 
"My experience Thursday at a Michelle Obama event in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was a first," Davies wrote. "Obama campaign operatives barred me from talking to voters outside the event, to the point of interfering with my interviews and grabbing my microphone."

Mensa Awards

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 06:23 AM PDT

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are the winners:
1. Cashtration(n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

2. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

3. Intaxicaton: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. Bozone ( n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high

8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

10.Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

11.Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

12. Decafalon(n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido: All talk and no action.

14. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

15.Arachnoleptic Fit(n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug(n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor ( n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

The Washington Post has also published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.

And the winners are:

1. Coffee, n. The person upon whom one coughs.

2. Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.

3. Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

4. esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.

5. Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent.

6. Negligent, adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.

7. Lymph, v. To walk with a lisp.

8. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.

9. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller.

10. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.

11. Testicle, n. A humorous question on an exam.

12. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

13. Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist.

14. Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.

15.Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

16. Circumvent, n. An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.

Winners Of Main Street Gym Fishing Trip

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 08:13 AM PDT

Awkward ending to Main St Gym Charter Fishing Raffle, Sunset Grill, Ocean City,

Friday evening was the scheduled drawing for Main St Gym's Summer Fundraising Raffle. The prize was a 6 person charter fishing trip aboard the "Pumpin Hard ". The fishing trip valued at $2400, was donated to the Main St Gym by " Pumpin Hard" owner and Main St Gym board member, Dan Burt of Salisbury.

The drawing was done at 9;00 pm at the Sunset Grill, up on the band stage. After the large bin of tickets had been flipped, stirred and shaken for sometime, Zack Burt , son of Dan Burt, held the tub high overhead as Susie, the hostess for the Sunset Grill, groped and dug around before pulling out a single ticket that she handed to Coach Hal Chernoff, Program Director of the Main St Gym. As he prepared to read the winning name, many in the crowd called out their own numbers in hopes of winning the trip out on the high seas.

"And the winner is…………… John Awkward of Salisbury MD", Coach Chernoff announced. John Awkward is employed by Bank of Delmarva at the Eastern Shore Dr, branch. He is married to his wife Kelly and has two sons that love to fish, Mathew age 10 and Taylor age 11.

Awkward who also to loves to fish, said he has been wanting to take his two sons, on an offshore fishing trip for a couple years now, but
a day 50 miles offshore on a nice big charter boat can be a little costly.

"I am so stoked" said Awkward, "last night I told my wife, Kelly, how great it would be to if I won the trip, so I could take the boys out and few hours later Hal called to tell me my ticket was pulled. I know all about the Main St Gym Youth program and what they do in the community and think it's a great program. I take my kids to all the fights they hold at the gym and we always have a blast so I didn't hesitate for second to purchase some tickets" added Awkward.

Coach Chernoff wrapped the evening up buy saying, "The raffle was real success and I need to thank everyone that helped make it so, including Dan Burt for his generous donation of the fishing trip on one of the top producing boats in the entire Ocean City fleet, to Buddy Trala ,owner of the Sunset Grill for all his help and allowing Main St Gym to do the drawing at best marina bar and restaurant in Ocean City, to the Main St Gym board members and friends that sold tickets, Peninsula Printing for their help with the tickets and last but not least, all of people that supported the Main St Gym Youth Program, with the purchase of the tickets, thank you all".

Can You Spot The Cuteness? Dalmatian Dog Adopts Lamb (VIDEO)

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 06:07 AM PDT

WASHINGTON - A Dalmatian dog in Australia isn't exactly spot-on with its mothering instincts ... but who cares? This is way too cute.

An orphaned spotted lamb in South Australia's Barossa Valley has been adopted by the dog, according to local media and the below video evidence. The lamb's owner says nature's timing (the dog was "in season") coincided just right with the lamb's arrival. The adoptive dog has helped keep the lamb's face clean, among other motherly duties.

The biggest conundrums now seem to revolve around what to call the creatures. Perhaps a sheepmatian, as the owner posits in the video below.


Romney Campaign Raises $3.5 Million Online Within 24 Hours Of Ryan Pick

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 06:00 AM PDT

The conservative base is on fire after Mitt Romney's announcement of Paul Ryan as his running mate. Andrea Saul, advisor to Romney, tweeted this morning that the Romney campaign raised $3.5 million online in the 24 hours after the announcement


Watts Up With That?

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 05:45 AM PDT

Wind power not coming through for California – power alert issued by the CAISO
Posted on August 9, 2012 by Anthony Watts
I called the media support line for this press release issues today, to ask a couple of questions, here are the answers:

1. Q: Besides the heat wave, what other factors are contributing? A: "A Natural Gas plant of 775 megawatts went offline last night. The San Onofre nuclear plant remains offline with no restart scheduled."

2. Q: Where is wind power in all of this, is it performing? A: "Well as you know, wind has to blow for wind power to be effective. "


Maryland Chick-fil-A Restaurant Vandalized

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 05:30 AM PDT

Someone sprayed glue and pasted marriage equality messages on the windows of the Chick-fil-A restaurant in Frederick overnight on Saturday, according to police.

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office responded to the restaurant, at 5501 UrbanaPike, early Sunday morning after the store reported destruction of property.

Cpl. Gregory Santangelo said the items glued to the store's windows included marriage equality stickers and an image with the American and gay pride flags combined. There were also several homemade signs, he said.



Posted: 13 Aug 2012 05:15 AM PDT

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Hamas Leader's Kin Gets Israeli Medical Aid Even As Terror Group Blasts Jewish State

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 05:00 AM PDT

Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has no problem calling for the destruction of Israel and blaming it for attacks linked to his own party, but when his relative needs life-saving heart surgery, only Israeli doctors will do.
The stunning hypocrisy comes to light after five Hamas-backed terrorists allegedly killed 16 Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula that borders Gaza. Although evidence points to a Hamas-backed terror operation, Haniyeh inexplicably blamed it on Israel. The suspects were later killed by Israeli Defense Forces when they tried to cross the Kerem Shalom border.