Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
I think we all need a little spring today!
I'm sending you some Spring!!!!
Click on the link. You will get a black page.
Click your mouse anywhere (& everywhere) on the page & see what happens!
Better yet, click (hold down) & drag your mouse over the black page...
SPRING CLICK HERE
Hat Tip; Kack
Not Democrat, Not Republican, Not Independent.
It's called the "PISSED OFF PARTY" (or POP).
This party is dedicated to vote every incumbent out of office in the next elections.
If you're Democrat, vote Democrat. Just don't vote for the incumbent.
If you're Republican, vote Republican. Just don't vote for the incumbent.
We need to send a message to all politicians, that we're tired of their B.S.
If the country votes out all the incumbents, the new incoming politicians will get the message.
It's pretty simple. Nobody needs to change parties and let’s face it, there's plenty of blame to spread around.
A few good politicians will lose their job but they probably have better retirement and insurance then 95% of the American public.
You've had to struggle for the last 5 years. Some of you have lost your job and may be working in some other sector just to feed your family.
I guarantee you, none of them will suffer like this country has.
If you like what's going on and think this is a bad idea, delete this.
But if you're fed up and think this is a good idea, then pass this on.
To All 535 voting members of the Legislature; it is now official you are ALL corrupt morons:
- The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.
- Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.
- Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.
- War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" and they only want more.
- Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.
- Freddie Mac was established in 1970.. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.
- The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.
You have FAILED in every "government service" you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars
AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM? IT'S NOT ABOUT THE NEED FOR GOOD HEALTH CARE, IT'S ABOUT TRUSTING THE GOVERNMENT TO RUN IT.
Folks, keep this circulating. It is very well stated. Maybe it will end up in the e-mails of some of our "duly elected' and their staff (they never read anything) will clue them in on how Americans feel
Hat Tip; Eric
The snow drifts in his lane have melted. The rains have have halted and tide
has gone down. Those horrible high winds have eased and the sun has begun to shine.
An already dire budget situation for Accomack County schools has just gotten worse. While Accomack County School officials have been preparing their budget based on the Governors proposed budget, a $2.7 million dollar shortfall for our school system, the House announced yesterday in its budget that Accomack County would lose $5.1 million in State funding for fiscal year 2011.
Last year, Accomack County Schools were prepared to cut 65 jobs but because of the Federal Stimulus package, the jobs were saved. According to Accomack County School officials, if the House budget is passed, the number of jobs that would be cut will be "significantly higher than last years considered cuts," said Accomack County Schools Superintendent Rick Bull.
However, the Senate and Governors version do not have the draconian cuts the House version does. The Senates cuts are still quite a bit higher than the cuts proposed by Governor McDonnell. Accomack County Schools will "prepare for the worst and hope for the best."
The final budget for FY 2011 will be reached through a combining of the three budgets. None of these cuts are yet final.
The Accomack County Board of Supervisors met in a budget meeting Wednesday night in Accomac and announced the cuts they would be making to balance the revenue shortfall.
Currently, the County pays $50,000 per year for health insurance for the Board of Supervisors members. A motion was made to drop coverage for the families of the Board Members, which was voted against.
The Board also announced what departments would lose positions. The County Administrator will lose one part time position. Among the Departments losing one full time position will be the Commissioner of Revenue, the Building and Zoning Department and EMS. The Economic Development Department and the Convenience Centers will lose one full time position and one part time position. The Building and Grounds Department will lose two positions. The Youth Services will lose five positions, but currently only two are filled.
Donald Hart made a motion to raise real estate taxes by 4 cents and was voted down 7-2. Another motion was made to cut tourism funds by $20,000 and that vote was approved 6-3.
Authorities in Tennessee confirmed Thursday, Clarence Jackson is out of jail.
A spokesperson for the family of Christine Sheddy, who's remains were found in Snow Hill last month, said Jackson was one of the last people to see Sheddy alive at his Pocomoke house before Sheddy went missing in November 2007.
Sheddy's remains were found in a shallow grave at a bed and breakfast in Snow Hill.
However, officials investigating Sheddy's death have not publicly linked Jackson to the Sheddy case.
But Tennessee court documents say Jackson was given probation and "must fully cooperate with Maryland detectives and DA's (District Attorney's) office in murder prosecution."
Officials say Jackson has checked in with probation officers in Maryland.
There are also reports Jackson has been spotted in the Pocomoke-area.
Jackson has an extensive criminal history.
"I think he's definitely a threat, from previous history of how our probation system is working," said Pocomoke-area resident Candy Holland.
However, other residents disagree.
"Everyone is innocent until proven guilty you've got to give him a fair shake," said Pocomoke-area resident Tyrone Suggs.
The owners of the bed and breakfast where Sheddy's remains were found, also said Jackson worked for them.
Worcester County State's Attorney's Joel Todd has refused to confirm Jackson's involvement in the case, saying answering questions regarding Sheddy's death would compromise the investigation.
So far no cause of death for Christine Sheddy has been released.
Dircet LINK HERE
Hat Tip; Tree
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Tickets can be purchased at www.esvachamber.org or by calling (757) 787-2460.
Fewer than a quarter of them showed.
To keep the fledgling museum from closing its doors -- less than a year after opening -- the Worcester County Commissioners provided $48,000 in financial assistance and a warning that they may not be so kind in the future.
"Was it an easy decision? No," said Commission President Bud Church. "But we invested a lot of money in that facility, and we couldn't let it fail."
About $2 million in county funds since 1999 have gone to the Discovery Center, which features the history of the region.
Without the commissioners' latest contribution, the museum would have been "forced to lay off all administrative and operational staff members, retaining only the aquarium position, and close until additional funds can be secured," said Brian Garrett, the center's executive director.
In 2009, roughly 4,000 visitors went through the facility, generating about $16,000 in ticket sales. The sale of memberships generated $7,200, another $6,200 was donated and $8,800 was received through programs and renting out the facility. Exhibits alone cost $130,500 last year, and $99,750 was spent on salaries.
The money provided by the commissioners will help the Pocomoke City museum until June. By then, organizers hope summer beachgoers and other visitors can be lured in to see the facility's sturgeon in the 6,000-gallon aquarium and steamboat replica.
Church said the museum's financial troubles were part of the learning curve for any new service or business. The facility initially asked for $60,000, an amount to which the commissioners could not commit.
"We told them, 'That isn't going to happen; you need to tighten your budget,' " Church said.
As a condition of the money, center staff provided the commissioners with money-saving and revenue-generating initiatives they're taking. The facility has already delayed most purchases for the building, exhibits, advertising and equipment. Programs are mostly grant-funded and furlough days for employees may be next. Going forward, the museum will offer birthday party and sleepover rentals, raffles and incentives to get people in the door.
The museum is the idea of a group of Pocomoke City residents who have worked for more than a decade to get the facility operational. The not-yet-finished Discovery Center opened in late 2008 to let people watch as work progressed on the building, a former car dealership adjacent to the Pocomoke River. An opening celebration was held last June. The museum is now open five days a week and hosts lectures and art classes.
"We think that between now and June 1 they can do things, bring in schoolchildren and work with Ocean City to bring people in and make it work," Church said. "We have a lot of money invested in the Discovery Center and every one of us believes that it could be a major draw for Pocomoke City."VIA: DelmarvaNow.com
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
1st place winner in the Pro Stock class during the Gumboro MudBog season 2009 will go to Barry Wise of Temperanceville, Virginia. Barry's best time was 200 ft. in 12.88 seconds.
Winners of awards for other classes will be posted after the banquet.
Pictured above: BOWDEN RACING TEAM of the 2009 Gumboro MudBog in Gumboro, Delaware. Team mechanic: (kneeling) Donald Bowden.
Racing dates will be posted here.
This is one of their THREE DAY WORK WEEKS that we all pay for. I am ready to start from the beginning by voting out all elected officials and not letting any of them stay in office for more than two terms. No more lifelong healthcare, retirement, voting in their own pay raises, taking perks on our taxes, etc.
House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr. , R-Norwalk, pictured standing, far right, speaks while colleagues Rep. Barbara Lambert, D-Milford and Rep. Jack F. Hennessy, D-Bridgeport, play solitaire as the House convened to vote on a new budget. (AP)
The guy sitting in the row in front of these two.... he's on Facebook, and the guy behind Hennessy is checking out the baseball scores.
These are the folks that couldn't get the budget out by Oct. 1, and are about to control your health care, cap and trade, and the list goes on....
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
If you're still using Windows XP, Microsoft has a piece of security advice for you: don't hit F1.
A recently discovered vulnerability is disrupting how Windows XP handles VBScripts that are used to load Help files. Hackers could disguise malicious code as a Windows Help file (with the extension ".hlp"), and then launch a pop-up window prompting users to press F1 for help. Pressing F1 would in fact load the malicious file, and execute the code, thus infecting a PC. Fortunately, the vulnerability does require user interaction, so those who refrain from using Help (or who turn it off entirely) will remain safe. Details for how to turn off Help can be found here.
The vulnerability applies to IE6, IE7, and IE8 on Windows XP. Vista and Windows 7 users, meanwhile, are unaffected.
Microsoft is currently working to patch the flaw, but has not announced a time by which to expect a fix. This is just one more reason to join the 21st century, and leave XP behind as the quaint memory of a bygone era that it is. [From: Microsoft, via: Computer World]
Human remains found in downtown Snow Hill have been identified by authorities as missing woman Christine Marie Sheddy.
Worcester County State's Attorney Joel Todd said in a statement Friday that the state medical examiner's office made the identification using dental records. No cause of death has been determined. Todd declined to comment when asked about possible suspects or pending charges.
"All involved law enforcement agencies are treating this as a suspicious death," he said.
Sheddy, of Frederica, Del., went missing November 14, 2007. The 26-year-old single mother had last been seen at a Pocomoke City-area residence, authorities said. A month later, the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation issued a warrant for Sheddy's arrest on charges of child abandonment.
The Worcester County Sheriff's Office and WCBI have been working on the case, with assistance from State Police and the State's Attorney's office. Since her disappearance, some area residents orchestrated their own searches as well, combing the Pocomoke area on foot.
An investigation led police Feb. 19 to the grounds of the River House Inn, a bed and breakfast in downtown Snow Hill, where they unearthed the skeletal remains. Todd said the inn owners were not connected with the missing woman. He declined to explain just what led police to the site.
Sheddy's daughter, 10, and two sons, ages 5 and 6, are currently in the care her mother, Lynn Dodenhoff.
Dodenhoff referred questions to Sean Henady of 3View Search Services, a nonprofit search and rescue foundation acting as a family liaison. Henady said Dodenhoff plans to make a public statement soon.
He said Sheddy's mother is "exhausted," but appreciates the thoughts and prayers of the community.
"This has been a very tough time for the family, understandably," he said. "Lynn right now is actually going through a lot of relief. She is pleased to finally have the answers and know her daughter is coming home. The family knows that the legal process is just starting, and they will be patient through that process to know that justice will be served."
Little Johnny watched his Daddy's' car pass by the school playground and go into the woods.
Curious, he followed the car and saw Daddy and Aunt Jane In a passionate embrace.
Little Johnny found this so exciting that he could hardly contain himself as he ran home and started to tell his mother.
'Mommy, I was at the playground and I saw Daddy's car go into the woods with Aunt Jane. I went back to Look and he was giving Aunt Jane a big kiss, and then he helped her take off her shirt.
Then Aunt Jane helped Daddy take his Pants off, then Aunt Jane...'
At this point Mommy cut him off and said, 'Johnny, this is such An interesting story, suppose you save the rest of it for supper Time.
I want to see the look on Daddy's face when you tell it Tonight.'
At the dinner table that evening, Mommy asked little Johnny To tell his story.
Johnny started his story,
'I was at the Playground and I saw Daddy's car go into the woods with Aunt Jane.
I went back to look and he was giving Aunt Jane a Big kiss, then he helped her take off her shirt. Then Aunt Jane helped Daddy take his pants off, then Aunt Jane and Daddy started doing the same thing that Mommy and Uncle Bill used to do when Daddy was in the Army.'
Hat Tip; Ree
A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 AM EST THURSDAY.
AS THE NORTHEAST FLOW INCREASES TONIGHT AHEAD OF THE APPROACHING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM... WATER IS GOING TO GET PUSHED TOWARD THE COAST AND WITH THE ASTRONOMICAL TIDE CYCLE IN A FULL MOON PHASE... TIDES ARE ALREADY RUNNING HIGHER THAN NORMAL. BEGINNING WITH THE HIGH TIDE CYCLE BEGINNING TONIGHT THROUGH THE NEXT 2 HIGH TIDE CYCLES... LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING AND LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING... EXPECT WATER LEVELS BETWEEN 1 AND 2 FEET ABOVE NORMAL ASTRONOMICAL TIDE LEVELS. THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR TIDAL FLOODING.
AT WACHAPREAGUE... HIGH TIDE WILL OCCUR AT 10:03 PM EST THIS EVENING. THE WATER LEVEL REFERENCED TO MEAN LOWER LOW WATER IS EXPECTED TO BE BETWEEN 6.0 AND 6.5 FEET... OR BETWEEN 1 AND 2 FEET ABOVE NORMAL. MINOR FLOODING AT WACHAPREAGUE BEGINS AT 6.5 FEET MLLW.
AT KIPTOPEKE... HIGH TIDE WILL OCCUR AT 1007 PM EST THIS EVENING. THE WATER LEVEL REFERENCED TO MEAN LOWER LOW WATER IS EXPECTED TO BE BETWEEN 4.0 AND 4.5 FEET... OR BETWEEN 1 AND 2 FEET ABOVE NORMAL. MINOR FLOODING AT KIPTOPEKE BEGINS AT 4.5 FEET MLLW.
A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.
Accomack County Sheriff Larry J. Giddens, Sr. announced today that the Sheriff's Department will be conducting its 12th Citizens Police Academy.
Sheriff Giddens stated that the Citizens Police Academy will consist of 9 two hour classes involving classroom and practical instruction by certified instructors from the Accomack County Sheriffs Department.
The instruction will consist of an overall view of the operation of the Sheriff's Department including patrol criminal, investigations, courtroom familiarization, jail and communication. Students will receive classroom instruction of laws of arrest, patrol with uniform Deputies, work through a mock crime scene with investigators and crime scene technicians. Citizens will visit the Departments firing range with the opportunity to fire departmental issued specialized weapons. This will be with the supervision of a certified fire arm instructor. Citizens will also witness a demonstration of the Departments Swat Team and K-9 Unit.
Sheriff Giddens stated Academy Classes will be held at the Eastern Shore Community College on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM beginning March 17 and concluding May 12. Anyone interested in applying for the Academy is asked to contact Major Todd Godwin at 787-1131 or 824-5666 for more information. The class will be limited to 20 students.
WESR received confirmed reports that a gas explosion occurred last night at the Masonic Lodge in Temperanceville. 911 dispatch confirmed that units responded to the scene around 9:00 PM Monday night.
WESR has received unconfirmed reports that there were two badly injured persons. Harry Godwin received first degree burns to his face and was transported to the Baltimore Burn Unit. The other injured person is not known at this time.
According to sources, the chimney and doors to the Masonic Lodge were badly damaged in the explosion.
Oak Hall, Atlantic and Temperanceville Fire & Rescue responded to the scene. Messages were left at the Atlantic Fire & Rescue Company for the officer in charge, Chief David Grant.
There was an Eastern Shore meeting of the Eastern Star Monday night, but most of the people at the Lodge were able to get out unharmed.
Uncomfirmed reports received by the radio station report there was one badly injured person who had severe burns.
There was an Eastern Shore meeting of the Masons last night at the Lodge and most people were able to get out unharmed.
Twenty minutes every day of reading to your child can make a difference. And you might just learn something too.
I promise to read/Each day and each night.
I know it's the key/To growing up right.
I'll read to myself,/I'll read to a crowd.
It makes no difference/If silent or loud.
I'll read at my desk,/At home and at school,
On my bean bag or bed,/By the fire or pool.
Each book that I read
Puts smarts in my head,
'Cause brains grow more thoughts
The more they are fed.
So I take this oath
To make reading my way
Of feeding my brain
What it needs every day.
CELEBRATE READING!!!! And have fun!!!!!!
It was discovered in 1943 by accident in a laboratory while scientists were researching rubber substitutes during World War II.
Everyone remembers the ball of pink goop packed in an egg that bounced and stretched like taffy!! It's not only a toy. You can use silly putty to pick up lint, pet fur, and dirt. (Gee, they don't make lint brushes any more?)
But did you know? Physical therapists actually have found silly putty, when used in large quantities, to be useful in rehabilitative therapy to the hands.
Born March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Mass. and died September 24, 1991 in La Jolla, Calif.
He began working in 1927 as a freelance illustrator, writer and cartoonist. Under the name
of Dr. Seuss he began writing children's books with invented creatures and the nonsensical language most of us remember today. We read those books and then read those books to our own children. Each time a Dr. Seuss book is opened and read aloud over again it still leaves us with the fascinations it did when we were young.
Anyone remember The Cat In the Hat? Or Green Eggs and Ham?
Did you know that Dr. Seuss' s first book was And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, written in 1937?
"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!" -- Dr. Seuss
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR. SEUSS
Monday, March 1, 2010
I don't think I have ever heard of the state imposing a fine on a local municipality. Salisbury must have done something really 'crappy' And they "agreed" on the amount of the fine? WTH?
The state of Maryland has fined Salisbury for problems at the wastewater treatment plant.
The fine covers sewage overflows and permit violations over the last several years. City Administrator John Pick says most of those problems occurred during the $80 million upgrade to the plant which used a new design.
The city of Salisbury says that design was flawed. Officials filed a lawsuit against the company O'Brien & Gere in October.
Salisbury contends the plant upgrade doesn't remove enough nitrogen to meet Maryland permit standards.Snatched; WBOC.COM
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March Cooling system check/flush/service and replace anti-freeze, new NOT recycled anti-freeze Special; $60.00
March Exhaust Special; Cat back complete exhaust, intermediate pipe, muffler, tail pipe Special; $150.00
March Custom Dual Exhaust Special; starting at $275.00
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The March Wind
I come to work as well as play;
I’ll tell you what I do;
I whistle all the live-long day,
I toss the branches up and down
And shake them to and fro,
I whirl the leaves in flocks of brown,
And send them high and low.
I strew the twigs upon the ground,
The frozen earth I sweep;
I blow the children round and round
And wake the flowers from sleep.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Now I have to admit that the store does look very nice. The openness of the store gives more room to walk and browse and I must admit also the brightness does make it very appealing. Good move on Mal*mart to decide to remodel. The recent fire hasn't seemed to make any setbacks in their work. This is wonderful.
Sometimes though, it's not what is for sale inside the store that is appealing but rather what waits on the outside. Upon leaving I had the wonderful opportunity this weekend during my dreaded visit to meet some of the finest young ladies. The Girl Scouts.
These young ladies were out there in the cold selling their cookies just as hard and fast as they could. It was the first year for the two young ladies who sold me my cookies so I let the younger one give me her sales pitch and tell me all about the two new flavors for this year. Being a Girl Scout many years ago I could appreciate the pitch and was amazed at how she knew so much not just about the cookies but exactly what the Girls Scouts when not selling cookies.
We talked awhile and the Mother chimed in that it was her first year also and how wonderful it has been for all of them. I must admit that a conversation with those girls made my day.
Girl Scout cookies have been a familiar part of America for probably 80 years and I must say the cookies cost more than they did when I went door to door selling them. It's harder today to sell them because people want a whole lot of cookies for that whole lot of money.
But here's the way I look at it...... If my small purchase can help just one young girl in this world today grow to be a better person for life, develop skills she will use her whole life, and show her what life is about the right way then my money was not wasted.
Please order or buy your Girl Scout Cookies. Even if it's only one box. These girls are on the right track to life. Let's help them keep learning and growing in the right direction.