Friday, March 26, 2010

28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

This will take less than thirty seconds to read.  It makes sense.  If you agree, please pass it on.

An idea whose time has come.  

For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress.  Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they didn't pay into Social Security, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws.  

The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform that is being all of its forms.  Somehow, that doesn't seem logical.  We do not have an elite that is above the law.  I truly don't care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever.  The self-serving must stop.  This is a good way to do that.  It is an idea whose time has come.

Have each person contact a minimum of Twenty people on their Address list, in turn ask each of those to do likewise.
In three days, most people in The  United States of America  will have the message.  This is one proposal that really should be passed around.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the   United States  ".

Rainy Day Friday

Good grief! Another rainy day. Instead of "rainy days and Mondays always get me down" it's now on Fridays too. Oh, heck, with me it's any dark, wet day.

Seems like whoever is in charge of the weather these days keeps forgetting to flip the "SUN" switch to the ON position.

May I make a suggestion though?? Feed the sun. That's right! Just feed the sun so that maybe it will shine again.

We've all seen these commercials.......................

Works on TV! Is it possible that the sun just needs more nourishment?!

I think I'll try one of those biscuits........just might give me a "sunny attitude" about the day. If not, I'll be under my rock!

Delmarva Discovery Center

Launch a lifetime   of learning &   discovery

Buy a ticket for a chance to win one week at

Space Flight Adventure Camp

and a lifetime membership to

the Delmarva Discovery Center

A value of over $3,000!

Space Flight Adventure Camp, presented by the Virginia Space Flight Academy, offers week-long residential summer camps for students. In 2010 seven residential camps will be held June through August for ages 11 to 15. For more information please go to

Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $20.

Free family admission pass to the DDC

received with a raffle purchase.

Drawing will be held on Friday, June 4, 2010

Drawing must meet minimum tickets sold of 500

and maximum sold of 1,000

Tickets can be purchased through

the Delmarva Discovery Center

2 Market Street, Pocomoke City, MD


~ ~~~This sounds like a wonderful opportunity for a preteen interested in space. PLUS when you buy a raffle ticket you get lifetime membership to the discovery center. I'd say that's a pretty good deal.~~~~

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Judge Calls Dr. Phil 'A Terrible, Terrible Man'

LOS ANGELES (March 24) -- A shoplifting case that began with a televised confession on the "Dr. Phil" show led a San Diego judge Monday to condemn TV personality Phil McGraw as "a terrible, terrible man" and "a charlatan."

District Court Judge Irma Gonzalez unloaded on Dr. Phil as she sentenced a couple to prison for running a $100,000 shoplifting ring in which they used their three young children as decoys, and sold the stolen merchandise through Web sites. The couple discussed their exploits on a "Dr. Phil" episode, "Shoplifting Confessions," in November 2008. Five months later, their home was raided by federal officials, who found more than 500 boxes of toys and other items.

Gonzalez sentenced Matthew Eaton, 34, to 27 months in prison, a year more than prosecutors had sought, and his wife, Laura Eaton, 27, to one year and a day.

The Eatons went on the TV show to get help ending their compulsion to shoplift, but show officials pressed them to exaggerate their exploits, their lawyer told the court, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. The couple brought along a home video of one of their trips, using the children to distract store clerks, and seemed more interested in bragging than in getting help giving up their livelihood, according to earlier reports.

The Eatons continued to shoplift after the show aired, the judge noted. She described Matthew Eaton as "despicable" for his role running the racket, but she reserved her harshest word for McGraw.

"What a charlatan this man is," the judge was quoted as saying during the sentencing. "What a terrible, terrible man."

A spokeswoman for McGraw declined comment.


Bin Laden Warns US Not to Execute Terrorists

Osama bin Laden leveled a new threat against the U.S. in an audio recording released today, saying al-Qaida will kill American captives if the U.S. executes Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or other terror suspects in its custody.

Bin Laden named Mohammed specifically in the 74-second recording aired on Al-Jazeera television.

"The White House announced they intend to sentence them to death," he said on the recording. "When the U.S. takes that decision, it means they will take a decision that any hostage who falls in our hands will be sentenced to death."

The U.S. is weighing whether to try Mohammed and four alleged accomplices in a military tribunal or a civilian court, sparking debate and varying degrees of support regarding the location of a potential civilian trial. A decision is expected soon. Mohammed is charged with murder and war crimes and is being held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

It remains unclear whether there are any U.S. captives in al-Qaida custody. In December, the Haqqani group of the Pakistan-based Taliban faction released a video of a U.S. soldier they captured in Afghanistan in June.

Bin Laden also said U.S. President Barack Obama, like his predecessor George W. Bush, was being "unjust" to al-Qaida prisoners and condemned him for escalating the war in Afghanistan.

"The leaders in the White House have been practicing oppression on us and they still do," he said. "They think the U.S. behind the oceans is in safety from the anger of the oppressed. Until the strong reaction in your homeland on the 11th of September. Happy is the one who has been forewarned. The treatment should be equal."

The White House did not immediately comment on the audiotape.


Breitbart Challenges Congressional Black Caucus Members to Offer Proof of Alleged Tea Party Racism

Typical of the Demwit party, LIE' and scream racism.
WHY do we have a Black Caucus anyway? Can you imagine the outcome if we had a 'white' caucus?  The race card is played-out, it may as well be the instruction card in a deck of bicycle playing cards. Trash it!
I think that's the problem, we HAVE a 1/2 black POTUS and he's screwing-up big time. Of course those that have at least 1/2 a brain cell knew he was not ready for the job, the other FOOLS elected him behind their liberal guilt, and the rest elected him because of his skin color.... yet those that oppose him are accused of being the racist. 


As video after video suggests that Democratic attempts to troll for racism among tens of thousands of Tea Party protesters was a failure that resulted in formerly respected Congressmen lying to the media, Andrew Breitbart has issued them a challenge:
"It's time for the allegedly pristine character of Rep. John Lewis to put up or shut up. Therefore, I am offering $10,000 of my own money to provide hard evidence that the N- word was hurled at him not 15 times, as his colleague reported, but just once. Surely one of those two cameras wielded by members of his entourage will prove his point. And surely if those cameras did not capture such abhorrence, then someone from the mainstream media — those who printed and broadcast his assertions without any reasonable questioning or investigation — must themselves surely have it on camera. Of course we already know they don’t. If they did, you'd have seen it by now.
Rep. Lewis, if you can't do that, I'll give him a backup plan: a lie detector test. If you provide verifiable video evidence showing that a single racist epithet was hurled as you walked among the tea partiers, or you pass a simple lie detector test, I will provide a $10K check to the United Negro College Fund."
I suspect Lewis will not collect one thin dime from Breitbart, and it's a shame, really. If Lewis has no evidence, and won't take a polygraph, and won't apologize for fabricating these slurs, it strongly suggests that a man who spent the early part of his life combating racism has been corrupted in his later years into embracing it himself.


Maxine sums up the health care bill [again]

Let me get this straight.

We're going to be gifted with health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it, to be signed by a president who also hasn't read it and who smokes, withfunding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's broke.
 What the could possibly go wrong?

Robbery At Greenbush, Va. Store

According to Sheriff Larry Giddens, on Tuesday, March 23 at approximately 9:19 p.m., the Accomack County Sheriffs Office received a report of a robbery at the La Oaxaquena Mexican Store on Greenbush Road. Further investigation revealed that two black males and one black female entered the store and robbed the clerk at gunpoint. The spouse and three children of the store clerk were also victims of this crime. Taken from the store was an undetermined amount of money and the suspects fled the scene on foot prior to deputies arrival. No one was injured during this crime.

Suspect 1 is described as a black male, approximately 6'0 and slim build.

Suspect 2 is described as a black male, approximately 5'9 and slim build.

Suspect 3 is described as a black female, approximately 5'2 and slim build.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriffs Office at 787-1131 or 824-5666.

Great Weekend At The Mar-Va Theater!!

Entertainment for the whole family!

The Smyrna Fire Company Band

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Time: 4:00 PM

Admission: $10.00

Just to mention a few of their performances, this award winning band has performed for 3 presidents, marched in major cities all of the U.S. and in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland.

This bands great perfomance will also include the Pocomoke High School Chorus and area fire company color guards.

Music will include patriotic music, show tunes, familiar marches, tributes to our servicemen, and veterens, plus SING-A-LONGS!!

This is going to be great! Don't miss it.

Friday Night At The Mar-Va Theater


A night of great music by Brooks Baylis Band and WBOC's own Charlie Paparella!
This event is a fundraiser for the Mar-Va Theater. Donations accepted at the door.
Friday, March 26, 2010
7 PM
Show your support for the Mar-Va Theater

Census Now Hiring

The U.S. Census Bureau is now hiring nationwide for the 2010 Census. These temporary, part-time jobs offer good ay, flexible evening and weekend hours up to 40 hours a week, and the chance to work near home. Workers are needed in almost every community. Call 1 (866) 861-2010 to learn more.

More Information Census Website

Signal Changes For New Chincoteague Bridge

Those of us traveling to Chincoteague, beginning today, will have new traffic lights to obey. Keep this in mind and please take your time. Stay alert.

On Thursday, March 25, the traffic signal will change to flashing yellow for Maddox Boulevard and red for Main Street. Motorists traveling on Maddox Boulevard are to yield and then proceed with caution, while traffic on Main Street will be required to stop and then proceed with caution.

On April 2, the traffic signal will be completely activated with green (go), yellow (caution), and red (stop) functionality for motorists traveling on both Maddox Boulevard and Main Street.

The signal has been installed as part of the Chincoteague Bridge Project. The new mainline Chincoteague Bridge is scheduled for completion by April 2. The Marsh Island connector bridge is scheduled for completion by September of 2010. The entire project, including demolition of the existing bridges, is scheduled for completion by December 2010. Currently, the project is within budget.


This is a flower from Thailand .
It is also a protected species and not allowed to be exported.

This will be the only way we will be able to view this flower.



A look at History

Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel, "pick up your shovel, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land".

Nearly 75 years ago, Roosevelt said, "Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a camel, this is the Promised Land".

Now Obama has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of camels, and mortgaged the promised land

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ebay Registration blocked Phishing Scam Email

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Delete it, check your Ebay account for any messages and report the email to Ebay.

This is what the email will look like. Never click any links in emails that are Phishing.

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  • The TSB Toyota Didn't Want You To See

    Everyone and their mother's got video of dealer technicians applying the Toyota pedal recall fix (CNN's had it all week). We're not everyone. Instead, here's what dealer techs get: the Technical Service Bulletin Toyota doesn't want you to see.
    Below, we have the technical service bulletin (TSB) for the Toyota pedal recall as well as the technical instructions and work procedure below that. It's really nothing secret — it's just the "how to" for dealer techs to install a reinforcement bar behind 2.23 million Toyota accelerator pedals so beige-mobiles won't accelerate against driver intention into walls, cars, people and park benches anytime the weather conditions are right.

    You'd expect Toyota PR would be willing to toss documents like that our way, right? Well, they weren't. When we initially asked Toyota PR for these documents earlier this week they wouldn't send them to us. Then, when we explained we'd be able to find them on our own sooner rather than later (as NHTSA will provide them to other media later this morning), they still seemed unable to procure them for us. 

    Now we know the reason why. Toyota's trying to micro-manage every aspect of the media inquiries on this safety recall — including explaining to dealers they're not allowed to talk to media without input from Toyota corporate — or give us documents like these. From the TSB:

    "For News media inquiries only: Due to the nature of this Safety Campaign, it is imperative that all media contacts (local and national) receive a consistent message. In this regard, all media contacts must be directed to Brian Lyons (310) 468-2552, John Hanson (310) 468-4718, in Corporate Communications. (Please do not provide these numbers to customers or direct dealership associates to call)."
    So, remember Toyota techs, don't give out these numbers that any consumer will be able to find on NHTSA's home page later today to just anyone — just any media outlets from the local school paper all the way up to the New York Times, OK?

    click here to see all of the images in-line.


    Infantino recalls 1 million baby slings after three infants die

    On the heels of a warning by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission about the potentially lethal risks of using baby slings, Infantino is recalling more than 1 million Wendy Bellissimo and SlingRider models linked to the deaths of at least three babies.

    All three babies died last year, the CPSC said: a 7-week-old in Philadelphia; a 6-day-old in Salem, Ore.; and a 3-month-old in Cincinnati.

    The CPSC said 1 million are being recalled in the U.S. and about 15,000 in Canada. The slings have been deemed unsafe for any infant under four months old due to the risk of suffocation and should not be used. Infantino will replace them with another product.

    "The CPSC felt it was important two weeks ago to warn all parents about the danger with certain infant slings and show ways to use them safely," CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson told WalletPop. "Today we have identified one sling in particular that poses a risk of suffocation to babies."

    Wolfson said this will lead the CPSC to establish safety standards for how baby slings should be made. There are currently no standards for slings agreed upon by manufacturers or approved by the government. Slings have been the subject of at least four recalls, including one that followed eight infants falling out. Lately, though, the focus has turned to the risk of suffocation, particularly with very young infants.

    The CPSC's warning on March 12 said the agency is aware of at least 14 deaths in slings over the past two decades -- all but two of which involved infants under 4 months old.

    Slings are routinely used in Asia and Africa and have become part of something of a movement for "babywearing" or the concept of bonding with infants by having them strapped on to a parent.

    The slings, made in China and Thailand, were sold from January 2003 through March 2010 nationwide and in Canada at Walmart, Burlington Coat Factory, Target, Babies "R" Us, BJ's and a variety of other stores for $25-$30. The Bellisimo model was only sold at Babies "R" Us stores.

    Infantino is offering a choice of the following alternative products to replace the slings: Wrap & Tie infant carrier, or a 2 in 1 Shopping Cart Cover, or a 3 in 1 Grow & Play Activity Gym. The company will toss in a rattle as well.

    Consumers can contact Infantino at (866) 860-1361 weekdays between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern Time.


    Will I Live to see 80? ~~~~ something to think about

    I recently picked a new primary care doctor. After two visits and exhaustive Lab tests, he said I was doing 'fairly well' for my age. (I just turned 50.)

    A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, 'Do you think I'll live to be 80?' He asked, 'Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer or wine?' 

    'Oh no,' I replied.. 'I'm not doing drugs, either!'
    Then he asked, 'Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs? 

    'I said, 'Not much... My former doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy!' 

    'Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?'
    'No, I don't,' I said. 

    He asked, 'Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?' 

    'No,' I said. 

    He looked at me and said,... "Then, why do you even give a shit?"

    NASA-- Rocket Launch On Saturday

    NASA has scheduled a rocket launch on Saturday from the Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island that will benefit NASA as well as students from several different universities across the nation.

    The launch is scheduled between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Backup dates for the launch will be between March 28 and April 2.

    According to Rebecca Powell of NASA, if you are in the Wallops area Saturday morning, chances are you will be able to see the rocket launch.

    The flight's main goal is to test the Improved Malemute rocket motor. The Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket will carry two cubesats developed by university students in Kentucky, Moorehead State, the Naval Academy and California, according to a Powell. The cubeseats will eject from the rocket about 72 seconds into the flight and as they fall, they will collect data for research by the students.

    The launch will be webcast live by NASA. The link to the webcast can be found below.

    More Information Webcast Link


    Robin & Tom
    MAY THERE BE MANY MORE...............

    Virginia Files Suit Against Health Care Giant Johnson & Johnson

    Virginia has filed court papers to join a federal lawsuit claiming that health care giant Johnson & Johnson paid tens of millions of dollars in kickbacks so nursing homes would put patients on its schizophrenia drug.

    The filing was confirmed through an online database maintained by the federal courts.

    Prosecutors claim the company paid kickbacks to nursing home prescription provider Omnicare Inc. so its pharmacists would recommended that patients with signs of Alzheimers be put on the schizophrenia drug Risperdal, which was later found to increase the risk of death in the elderly.

    Folks you just can't say it enough! If you have a loved one in any nursing home select a family member to be the spokesperson for the individual under their care. ASK, LOOK, and ASK again what type of medications are being given to your family member. Find out what that medication is for and then for goodness sake DO YOUR OWN HOMEWORK and read about the medications. Until YOU take an interest and ASK questions this type of thing will continue.

    Daily Entrance Fee To Increase For Wildlife Refuge

    CHINCOTEAGUE --The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the daily entrance fee to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will increase from $5 to $8. The price of the weekly, refuge annual, interagency annual and senior passes will not change. All passes are accepted at both ends of Assateague Island.

    According to Refuge Manager Lou Hinds, the refuge projected that the fee increases of 2008 would generate the additional revenues needed to help offset the costs of maintaining the beach parking lots and visitor safety services on Assateague Island as well as other visitor services projects.

    "Since the addition of the $5 daily pass, our proceeds have remained the same. The price is too low and we have to change it," Hinds said.

    Eighty percent of the fees collected come back to the refuge to fund visitor use and backlog maintenance projects. Hinds noted that this past year, the refuge used some recreation fee dollars for the historic Assateague Lighthouse Restoration Project. Work included restoring the gallery deck, repairing the roof and replacing the glass panels in the Lantern room. Additionally, fee revenues were used for the annual maintenance of roads, trails, beach parking lots, visitor safety services (lifeguards), fee collection and law enforcement support. This year, recreation fee dollars will be used for similar projects.

    As required in the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004, the refuge will accept public comments on the proposed fee increase until April 30. Comments may be made by e-mail to FW5RW_, or write to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 62, Chincoteague, Va., 23336.

    Saving Accomack County Money Is A "Good Thing"


    ONANCOCK -- For the first time on the Eastern Shore, citizens have the option of recycling unwanted mail right in the post office lobby. This convenience is due to the thought, time, and efforts of Onancock Postmaster April Hart and Sales Associate Cathy Dawson.

    Onancock will be saving the whole county money by keeping mail out of the landfill. For every ton of catalogs, ads, and unwanted mail and paper that gets recycled, citizens save $46. Paper and mail are heavy, and at the post office, it adds up quickly. Just ask Waste Watcher volunteer, Charlie O'Neill, who has been picking up and carting recyclable plastic and non-identifying mail to the convenience centers for the last month.

    Hart has long been concerned about the amount of paper that customers threw away rather than recycled. Waste Watchers of the Eastern Shore, a community group that promotes responsible disposal of waste, was worried too. Many people come to the post office, open their mail boxes and sort through it right there in the lobby. Catalogues, unwanted advertising and empty envelopes go straight into the waste basket and from there -- needlessly and expensively --to the landfill.

    Last month, Waste Watchers provided the post office with a recycling bin and a weekly pickup service to recycle rather than toss all that paper. Just as Onancock Post Office and Waste Watchers were ready to start the process, Hart learned that recycling of mail by citizens was not allowed because of the possibility of identity theft.

    However, USPS does have a recycling system in place called "Read, Respond, and Recycle Your Mail." This program puts locked recycling bins in post office lobbies so people can responsibly dispose of unwanted paper. It has a thin opening to discourage garbage or anything other than paper being added.

    After some investigation by both Waste Watchers and Hart, it was discovered that many post offices throughout Virginia enjoyed this service but as so often happens, there was not one on the Eastern Shore. That's when Hart went into action. Figuring there were districts that had more than they needed, she put word out that Onancock wanted just one if anyone had a spare. And after only four weeks, a bin showed up, and Onancock postal customers are happily recycling and saving themselves money.

    Jenny O'Neill, of Waste Watchers, said, "The actions of these two civil servants have made a positive difference. Without their focus and efforts, this wouldn't have happened. Next time you go to the Post Office, make sure you thank them." Onancock can now add another green feather to its cap.

    I'm going to be keeping an eye out for one of these at the two post offices I use in my area. This is a great start for Accomack County. If you asked me I'd tell you that Accomack County has been a little "slow" on getting with the recycle programs. Those metal cans and plastics (with the exception of plastic bottles) are still going to the landfill. Thankyou April Hart and Cathy Dawson!!

    Tuesday, March 23, 2010

    Well,.... I Would Hope So..............

    McDonnell Condemns Obama's Healthcare Plan

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is calling the newly passed health care overhaul an "unprecedented expansion of federal power" that threatens to bleed states dry.

    McDonnell issued a more than 700-word statement Monday saying the bill that passed Sunday would cost Virginia an additional $1.1 billion by 2022, dramatically increase the federal deficit and jeopardize the coverage many already have.

    McDonnell says that while every American should have reasonably priced, quality health care, allowing the federal government to exercise control over one-sixth of the economy is "shocking to the American system of federalism."

    Earlier in the day, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said he would challenge what he called an unconstitutional overreach of federal authority.


    As a reminder, first time hunters and hunters 12 to 15 years of age are required to complete the hunter education course before buying a hunting license and to present the course completion certificate when the license is purchased.

    The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will offer a Hunter
    Safety Course. The three classes for the course are as follows:

    Wednesday, March 31 6:00 PM-9:30 PM
    Thursday, April 1 6:00 PM-9:30 PM
    Friday, April 2 6:00 PM-9:30 PM

    The class will be held at the E.S. Regional Fire Training Center at 28598 Beacon Road, Melfa, VA. There is no fee for the course, however it is required for all persons purchasing a hunting license for the first time as well as youth ages 16 and under.

    Participants must attend the entire session to successfully complete the course.

    Due to limited class size, you must pre-register as soon as possible. For registration or more information call:

    Jim Stern at 757-787-3842 or 757-442-3740

    Monday, March 22, 2010

    Virginia - Cuccinellli Will File Suit

    Less than eight hours after Congress passed sweeping health care reforms, Virginia's attorney general announced a legal challenge.

    Republican Ken Cuccinelli said early Monday that he will invoke the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act in challenging what he and other conservatives decry as an unconstitutional overreach of federal authority.

    Cuccinelli joins several other conservative state attorneys general from the region promising fast legal pushback after the House of Representatives finished passage of the legislation Sunday night.

    Cuccinelli said he would file the action as soon as President Barack Obama signs into law the bill in the U.S. District Court.

    Virginia became the first state to enact a law that bucks any effort by the federal government to impose federal health care mandates in the states.

    Similar measures were filed or proposed in 34 other state legislatures.

    The Virginia law says that no resident of the state can be compelled by the federal law to have health insurance, nor can any Virginian be forced to pay a fine or penalty for refusing health coverage.

    While enactment of the Virginia law is complete, it doesn't take effect until July 1.
    That doesn't prohibit the attorney general from using it as the basis for his lawsuit, said Cuccinelli's spokesman, Brian Gottstein.

    "The courts allow you to take a law into court ahead of time if there is what's called an actual controversy. Even though the law does not take effect until July, we know it will take effect and we know it will conflict with another law, in this case the federal health care law, and it is in the best interest to resolve it sooner rather than later," Gottstein said.

    Supporters of the Virginia law say it underscores protections the state should already enjoy under the U.S. Constitution. The 10th Amendment gives states any powers the Constitution doesn't either forbid or reserve for the federal government.

    It passed comfortably in the Republican-controlled House and on a 23-17 vote in the Democratic-controlled Senate. In both chambers, Democrats supported the measure.

    Opponents called it a vain and partisan effort by Virginia's new Republican leaders to shake a fist at Washington before this year's midterm races for Congress.

    Something To Think About

    "Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company."
    ~ George Washington ~

    Woman's Club of Accomack County- Scholarship

    The Woman's Club of Accomack County announces that applications are being accepted until March 31st for a $500.00 scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to a student from Accomack or Northampton County who plans to attend a Virginia college or institution in preparation for a career in either health or education.
    Applications are available at all high school guidance offices or by calling 787-1979
    Completed applications must be postmarked by March 30, 2010.

    Sunday, March 21, 2010

    Red Skelton's Pledge of Allegiance



    Landmark Health Care Reform Passes After Fierce Debate

    The Demwit Democrats just signed their death sentence. Libtards rejoice, I hope you believe in the 2nd amendment you might need that right now!

    Summoned to success by President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation Sunday night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance company abuses, a climactic chapter in the century-long quest for near universal coverage.

    Widely viewed as dead two months ago, the Senate-passed bill cleared the House on a 219-212 vote, with Republicans unanimous in opposition.

    Congressional officials said they expected Obama to sign the bill as early as Tuesday.

    A second measure - making changes in the first - was lined up for passage later in the evening. It would then go to the Senate, where Democratic leaders said they had the votes to pass it.

    Crowds of protesters outside the Capitol shouted "just vote no" in a futile attempt to stop the inevitable taking place inside a House packed with lawmakers and ringed with spectators in the galleries above.

    Across hours of debate, House Democrats predicted the major bill, costing $940 billion over a decade, would rank with other great social legislation of recent decades.

    "We will be joining those who established Social Security, Medicare and now, tonight, health care for all Americans, said Speaker Nancy Pelosi, partner to Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in the grueling campaign to pass the legislation.

    "This is the civil rights act of the 21st century," added Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, the top-ranking black member of the House.

    Republicans readily agreed the bill would affect everyone in America, but warned repeatedly of the burden imposed by more than $900 billion in tax increases and Medicare cuts combined.

    "We have failed to listen to America," said Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, leader of a party that has vowed to carry the fight into the fall's midterm elections for control of Congress.

    The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the legislation would extend coverage to 32 million Americans who lack it, ban insurers from denying coverage on the basis of pre-existing medical conditions and cut deficits by an estimated $138 billion over a decade. If realized, the expansion of coverage would include 95 percent of all eligible individuals under age 65.

    Far beyond the political ramifications - a concern the president repeatedly insisted he paid no mind - were the sweeping changes the bill held in store for millions of individuals, the insurance companies that would come under tougher control and the health care providers, many of whom would face higher taxes.

    For the first time, most Americans would be required to purchase insurance, and face penalties if they refused. Much of the money in the bill would be devoted to subsidies to help families at incomes of up to $88,000 a year pay their premiums.

    The measure would also usher in a significant expansion of Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for the poor. Coverage would be required for incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level, $29,327 a year for a family of four. Childless adults would be covered for the first time, starting in 2014.

    The insurance industry, which spent millions on advertising trying to block the bill, would come under new federal regulation. They would be forbidden from placing lifetime dollar limits on policies, from denying coverage to children because of pre-existing conditions and from canceling policies when a policyholder becomes ill.

    Parents would be able to keep children up to age 26 on their family insurance plans, three years longer than is now the case.

    A new high-risk pool would offer coverage to uninsured people with medical problems until 2014, when the coverage expansion would go into high gear.

    The final obstacle to passage was cleared a few hours before the vote, when Obama and Democratic leaders reached a compromise with anti-abortion lawmakers whose rebellion had left the outcome in doubt. The president issued an executive order pledging that no federal funds would be used for elective abortion, satisfying Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan and a handful of like-minded lawmakers.

    A spokesman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops expressed skepticism that the presidential order would satisfy the church's objections.

    For the president, the events capped an 18-day stretch in which he traveled to four states and lobbied more than 60 wavering lawmakers in person or by phone to secure passage of his signature domestic issue. According to some who met with him, he warned that the bill's demise could cripple his still-young presidency.

    After more than a year of political combat, Democrats piled superlative upon superlative across several hours of House debate.

    Rep. Louise Slaughter of New York read a message President Franklin Roosevelt sent Congress in 1939 urging lawmakers to address the needs of those without health care, and said Democrat Harry Truman and Republican Richard Nixon had also sought to broaden insurance coverage.

    Republicans attacked the bill without let-up, warning it would harm the economy while mandating a government takeover of the health care system.

    "The American people know you can't reduce health care costs by spending $1 trillion or raising taxes by more than one-half trillion dollars. The American people know that you cannot cut Medicare by over one-half trillion dollars without hurting seniors," said Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich.

    "And, the American people know that you can't create an entirely new government entitlement program without exploding spending and the deficit."

    Obama has said often that presidents of both parties have tried without success to achieve national health insurance, beginning with Theodore Roosevelt early in the 20th century.

    The 44th president's quest to succeed where others have failed seemed at a dead end two months ago, when Republicans won a special election for a Massachusetts Senate seat, and with it, the votes to prevent a final vote.

    But the White House, Pelosi and Reid soon came up with a rescue plan that required the House to approve the Senate-passed measure despite opposition to many of its provisions, then have both houses pass a fix-it measure incorporating numerous changes.

    To pay for the changes, the legislation includes more than $400 billion in higher taxes over a decade, roughly half of it from a new Medicare payroll tax on individuals with incomes over $200,000 and couples over $250,000. A new excise tax on high-cost insurance policies was significantly scaled back in deference to complaints from organized labor.

    In addition, the bills cut more than $500 billion from planned payments to hospitals, nursing homes, hospices and other providers that treat Medicare patients. An estimated $200 billion would reduce planned subsidies to insurance companies that offer a private alternative to traditional Medicare.

    The insurance industry warned that seniors would face sharply higher premiums as a result, and the Congressional Budget Office said many would return to traditional Medicare as a result.

    The subsidies are higher than those for seniors on traditional Medicare, a difference that critics complain is wasteful, but insurance industry officials argue goes into expanded benefits.


    2 Baltimore Police Officers Shot During Traffic Stop

    Two police officers who had pulled over a suspicious vehicle were shot and wounded by the driver, and the suspect was killed when the officers returned fire, Baltimore police said Sunday.

    Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III said the officers will survive and are expected to undergo surgery at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. One officer was shot in the right cheek, while the other was shot in the hand. A third officer also shot at the suspect.

    The names of the officers and the suspect were not immediately released because some family members had not yet been notified.

    The officers had noticed an older model Chevrolet Caprice moving in tandem with another vehicle and became suspicious, Bealefeld said. They found marijuana in the car and were arresting one of two passengers, but the driver hesitated to get out.

    "He was reluctant, and now we know why," Bealefeld said.

    The man struggled with officers and managed to break away, grabbed a handgun from the car and started shooting. The officers returned fire, killing him. Police recovered a .25-caliber semi-automatic handgun at the scene, the commissioner said.

    Bealefeld commended the officers who were shot and other officers who have been working to get guns off the street and make the city safer. He has directed officers to target enforcement efforts toward "bad guys with guns" in the city long plagued by violence.

    The city has seen fewer killings in recent years. In 2009, there were 238 homicides and officials have said violent crime has been reduced.

    Bealefeld said Sunday that some people may object to him referring to criminals as "idiots and maniacs." However, he said those words weren't strong enough for the families of the officers and other shooting victims.


    Deal Struck On Abortion Picks Up More Votes for Health Care Bill

    Boy 'they' sure do think 'we' are stupid! Well lets see how stupid they think we are in November.

    Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) said Sunday he has reached an agreement with the White House to secure an executive order from President Obama specifically stating that no funds from the pending health care bill will be used for abortion services. The agreement clears the way for Democrats to pass their sweeping health care reform package by at least 216 votes.

    "I'm pleased to announced that we have an agreement," Stupak said at a Capitol Hill press conference. "With the help of the president and the speaker, we were able to come to an agreement to protect the sanctity of life in health care reform. There will be no public funding of abortion in this legislation."

    According to Stupak, President Obama will sign the executive order Sunday declaring that the existing Hyde amendment, which specifically states that no federal funding may be used for abortion services, will apply to any new agency, health center, insurance coverage, or health care services created by the pending legislation.

    White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said Obama would issue the order after the passage of the health insurance reform law and that it "will reaffirm its consistency with longstanding restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortion."

    "While the legislation as written maintains current law, the executive order provides additional safeguards to ensure that the status quo is upheld and enforced, and that the health care legislation's restrictions against the public funding of abortions cannot be circumvented," Pfeiffer said.

    Without language addressing the question of abortion funding in the bill, Stupak and his coalition of pro-life Democrats said they would have voted against the measure when it comes to a vote Sunday night. Although some anti-abortion Democrats had agreed to vote for the House bill before Sunday, it became clear that the remaining hold-outs were enough to bring down the entire $940 billion measure.

    "We wanted to see health care reform," Stupak said. "But there was a principle that mattered more to us than anything and that was the sanctity of life."

    As recently as Saturday afternoon, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had been in negotiations with Stupak to allow him to introduce an amendment to the health care package with specific restrictions on abortion funding in the bill. But Pelosi came out of meetings late in the day to say that no amendments would be offered on any subject. "The bill is the bill," she said.

    Democratic leaders met with members of the abortion rights caucus Sunday afternoon as well as the anti-abortion members, to ensure that both sides would support the language in the executive order. "There's deep interest on the part of everyone," said Rep. Xavier Bacerra (D.), who supports abortion rights and participated in he meetings. "This is big, so it's reasonable to expect everyone to want to have a clear understanding."

    House Minority Leader John Boehner said that Obama's executive order "would not be worth the paper it's written on," and accused Democratic leaders of an attempt "to provide political cover for wavering Democrats who profess to be pro-life."

    VIA: Politics Daily

    Why is it Ok to be Proud to be Any Color But White?

    Chicago Home Sales Dented by Racist 'Yard Art'

    It's hard enough to sell a home sitting next to a neighbor who refuses to mow their lawn and patch up a dilapidated roof, or one that plays music with rib-rattling subwoofers turned up to 11 in the wee hours of the night, but what happens when a man living on your block posts racist signs on his garage?

    The answer, for the West Beverly, Chicago neighborhood is the affirmation of a long-held reputation along with a fixed ceiling on demand and property values.

    "I dont see too many African-American buyers who decide they want to look in that market, and as a result, their market is limited, which does in turn affect property values," said Nike Fasanya, owner, president and CEO of Marvel Ventures Mortgage Inc., based in Chicago.

    Fasanya explains that Beverly is split up into four different regional zones, with homes in the racially diverse north and east areas having the best value. Residents here are typically white-collar workers with higher education.

    In the western region of Beverly, where the racist incident occurred last week, the population is more homogeneous, predominantly made up of white, blue-collar workers of Irish descent. This zone "is affected by the notoriety of its population, and their open and aggressive form of active racial discrimination," according to Fasanya, whose office is located in Beverly.

    "I have had Caucasians call and set up appointments with me, walk into my office, see that I am black, turn around and walk right back out the door," Fasanya said.

    She finds it funny that the presidency of Barack Obama has been heralded as a breakthrough in race relations. "I actually see it the other way. Racial hatred is too ingrained and too complex to be overturned by an event, even one as grand as the presidency."

    Fasanya added that though she has lived in several other countries and states, "the racial tensions on the South Side of Chicago are unparalleled."

    Last Wednesday, Michael Corrigan drew the ire of community activists with his display of crudely posted words proclaiming "SAY NO TO THE GHETTO," "WHITE POWER," and "MT GREENWOOD THE NEXT ENGLEWOOD," next to signs reading "God Bless America" and "White Power World Wide" on his garage, along with a small noose hanging beside the hateful display.

    "It's just yard art," Corrigan said.

    A pig donning sunglasses and a blue hat, or maybe even a sprinkler in the form of a vomiting man might be considered yard art, but this? Not a chance.

    After receiving a good deal of attention from the media, protesters, passersby and law enforcement, Corrigan, 62, decided to cover up the galling signs with a blue tarp and take down the noose.

    The display faced an unfortunate three-bedroom, single-family bungalow for sale next to Corrigan, located at 9945 S. Fairfield Ave. in Beverly, listed for $237,000. When reached by phone, the realtor for the listing declined to comment, but we can imagine a well-publicized crazy neighbor wouldn't be a very good selling point.

    In January 2008, Frank Rosci wrote about the negative effect bad neighbors have on home values in the Jewish Exponent, though his piece focused on neighbors who failed to upkeep their properties. "Good neighbors" can try to have a heart-to-heart with the offender, but in most cases these situations amount to nothing more than nuisances with no legal recourse, according to the article.

    Though Corrigan has expressed his desire to keep his 9900 block of Fairfield Avenue in West Beverly neighborhood as white as possible, Beverly as a whole, is already a very diverse residential district of Chicago. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, Beverly is 32.3 percent black, up from 24.2 percent in 1990. Back in 1960, only 0.1 percent of Beverly was "Negro."

    The neighborhood, known for its architecture, tree-lined streets and bungalows, has had religious and racial friction in its past. Before opposition to the arrival of black residents, the Ku Klux Clan burned crosses in front of the first Catholic church in Beverly in 1924, when the neighborhood was mostly Protestant.

    Today's Beverly is quite different. "Unlike some Chicago communities, Beverly is truly integrated," said a resident interviewed for a profile of the community written by Leslie Mann at the Chicago Tribune. There are always exceptions, of course.


    This horn is awesome, I gotta get me one so the next time you hear a train it might just be PPE. Check out their videos HERE it's really, really funny to see the reaction of people when they get "blasted"

    This one is my favorite, around 1:25 when the two wanna be gangstas take-off running.

    Check out the other videos @  yup, I got to get one.



    Click HERE to watch Ricochet's "Pay It Forward" video
    SAN DIEGO, CA, March 22, 2010… Surf dog Ricochet, the SURFice dog who surfs for fun, competition, and charitable causes, was named an ambassador for Pay It Forward Day, which will be held around the world on April 29, 2010.  Ricochet is inspiring people around the globe to perform random acts of kindness on Pay It Forward Day.  She'll also be coordinating local good deed activities for members of the San Diego community.

    When the organizers of Pay It Forward Day heard about the life changing work Ricochet does through her Surfin' for Paws-abilities program, they thought she'd be the perfect candidate to fill the roll of Ambassador.  Pay It Forward Day is a worldwide initiative based on the novel of the same name written by Catherine Ryan Hyde.  The premise of story is about a 12 year old boy who did three good deeds for others in need.  All he asked in return, was for them to pass on the good deed to three other people, and keep the cycle going.
    So, on Pay It Forward Day, people will do one good deed for three others. When recipients ask how they can re-pay the favor, which can be big or small, they'll be instructed to pay it forward to three more people.  With each good deed, the cycle of generosity and kindness will ripple across the world, making us all better people.
    Pay It Forward Day is about all people, from all walks of life, giving to someone else, and making a positive difference.  There are over 15 countries involved, hundreds of schools are participating, and thousands of people will be paying it forward across the world.  There is an exclusive Facebook page, set up for people to join in preparation for the event.  Additional information can be found on the Pay It Forward Day website
    One of the activities Ricochet is working on for Pay It Forward Day is an surf session hosted by Happy Barrels Surf School, and their Adaptive Surfing Foundation. Owner, Robbie Nelson is Ricochet's surf coach, and she will be paying forward the acts of kindness she's receives from him.  Patrick Ivison, the quadriplegic boy Ricochet raised over $10,000 for, and Ian McFarland, the six year old brain injured boy she raised over $6000 for, will be out there paying it forward with her.
    An excellent example of how powerful paying it forward can be, is Ricochet's YouTube video "From Service dog to SURFice dog".  Each person who watched it was inspired, and wanted to share the inspiration with someone else... so they paid the link forward to others.  The cycle continued and the video went viral, touching millions of lives around the world.  Ricochet has posted a new video, specifically about paying it forward, and is now inspiring people to get involved on Pay It Forward Day!  To watch the new video, go to this link

    Note:  For more information, or to get involved, contact Judy Fridono at 707-228-0679 or  On Facebook & Twitter: "Surf Dog Ricochet" Pay It Forward Day on Facebook
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    OH, Those Maryland TERPS!!

    In the last final seconds of the game Michigan State beats the Maryland Terps 85-83 in the most agonizing basketball playoff game I have seen in the last few days!!

    Just one of those games where in the last few seconds all you can do is close your eyes and pray.

    Good game Maryland Terrapins!! even with the loss. Another win would have been very nice but just to have gone this far says great things about the team.

    Great game!
    Now I need to go make sure that the people I love have all closed their mouths from just standing there in misbelief!

    A note to my kids:
    Missy, I hope you pulled off to the side of the road in your car to finish listening to the game. And to my son.... you must get up from the floor now and stop yelling NO........NO........!!!

    Co-Workers Upset After Gardner's Mom Returns To Job

    New pictures 10News obtained are raising questions about John Gardner's mother, Cathy Osborn.


    It has been brought to our attention that this murder case is the 'hot topic' of the west coast much like the case of missing Christine Sheddy the family is taking the heat for what some might believe as a "lifestyle".

    This is an older article by  that states;

    "Risqué pictures obtained by 10News show Obsorn and a group calling themselves the Hash House Harriers running the hills around Lake Hodges and other trails and engaging in some wild activities. We had to blur the pictures when we showed them on television because of the nudity and nature of the photos. There were even a few we couldn't show. But the pictures are a minor aspect of the tension that's developed at Osborn's workplace."
    The comments that follow are a grim reminder of what we have seen  for the last 2 years only Amped up for no better term.
    We have been summoned to help, Here is the full article with the controversial pictures, also please read the comments to get to the 'meat' of this topic.

    Drug buyer beaten up by dealer after paying for crack - with Monopoly money

    Maybe he should have thrown in Park Place, too.
    A man discovered bleeding from the head at a routine traffic stop in Witchita, Kansas, told police he was the victim of an angry drug dealer - upset that he paid for a hundred dollars worth of crack cocaine using Monopoly money weeks before, St. Louis' KSDK NewsChannel 5 reported.
    "The man from whom he had bought the drugs was upset and invited him over to his house, and upon arrival struck him in the head several times with a handgun, and other people jumped into the fray," Gordon Bassham, a spokesman for the police department, told NBC.
    The man's injuries were not life-threatening, and he has since stopped cooperating, but Witchita police are still determined to find the dealer and put him in the big house - without passing go and collecting $200.
    "That was not a get out-of-jail-free card," Bassham told NBC.

    Read more: HERE

    A Message From the Sign Painter

    The "Rural Sign Painter" has spoken and must have had the warm weather with loads of sunshine on his mind too.

    Stretch your legs and flap your "wings"!! It's been a long winter and these are the days we have waited for!!
    Get outside today and take a stroll......

    any way you can..............