Monday, August 24, 2015

You set em up and I'll knock em back, Lloyd

An exasperating late afternoon taking my mother to her Doctor's visit. At times taking her to the doctor you just wish you could go into a drug induced coma.  Complaining the whole time about not wanting to go, etc. it is a struggle some days.  My brother and I do believe in family and as such we share the chores that have to be done for our mother. 

I find it hard to believe when I listen to other people talking about their aging parent(s) how they let their sister handle the responsibilities or because they don't live in their parents geographic area anymore they just let other neighbors or cousins do the job they should be home doing.  They have even said when they go "home" for vacation (maybe 3 days out of the year, the other two weeks are for them to vacation elsewhere) they spend their time visiting other people instead of trying to arrange things for their parent.   Man up people! you may become an alcoholic from doing it but they are your parents and your responsibility.

Another's Husband's Comment - not me Dear

Pansy Ass Politicians

The Inconsistencies Of Under Age Male Rape Sentencing

Molly Shattuck was sentenced in Delaware this past week for having “raped” a 15-year old boy in Bethany Beach.  The “rape” consisted of a blow job.  She should have used President Clinton’s defense that it was not technically “sex”, but she did just as well by hiring a well paid lawyer.   Molly Shattuck is described in the newspaper, as an ex-raven cheerleader and socialite. Superior Court Judge Scott Bradley sentenced Shattuck to two years of level 3 probation, $10,650 in restitution and she must spend weekends in jail for 48 weekends.

GIVE ME A "B",GIVE ME AN "L",  GIVE ME AN "O".................. 

Normally if a man was to commit such a thing on an underage girl he would be in jail for a number of years.  However Delaware favors well paid lawyers and if you have one he/she will get you off, such as in the above case, or the case of Robert Richards the 4th (unemployed heir living off his DuPont trust fund) who raped his infant son and three year old daughter. The judge said he would not fare well in jail and  the charge was downgraded to 4th degree rape and he did no jail time and only had to go to a sex offender rehabilitation program.
Now let’s compare it to Tom and Nicole McGuire of Delmar.  Found guilty of sexually abusing a boy and a girl under 16 years of age and they received 15 years in jail.  Different state, different case, different lawyer, and was the deciding factor was that one of the abused people was an underage girl?  Had it just been the boy what would have been the sentence?

My favorite underage male abuse case in Delaware occurred in the apartment complex (Canterbury or Laverty Lane) north of the Bridgeville traffic light on Route 13. Every time I pass it I have to think back to 1994 when a Bridgeville woman named Shirley Cannon, at that time age 26, had 25 to 40 sexual encounters with boys between the age of 11 to 15. Since in Delaware anyone 16 and over is at the age of consent it is hard to say how many more were involved. She had parties at her apartment in which they would line up to enter her bedroom. She was charged with unlawful sexual intercourse in the third degree however using the double standard that; if it is young boys having sex with older women it isn’t as serious, the State of Delaware let her off by saying even though she was ten to 15 years older than the boys her mind had really only matured to that of a fifteen year old so it was not an older woman preying on young children. Let’s see a 26 year old man get away with that defense.
If it is rape - it is rape - for male or females, not just a sly wink and grin at the underage boy and a light sentence for the female abuser. 

Stock Market Dropping

Talk about the stock market dropping, I went in to check my wife's stock and it was like looking a flashing road sign the way the price of stock was dropping on her web page.  Her tobacco stock and her Conagra stock has dropped the most, but even the utilities has dropped.  So it like do you panic and sell and buy back in later? or what to do?  Certainly the prices will continue to drop for the rest of the day.

Obama Shows Leadership

Monday Morning

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Potomac Snail

Yesterday we made a trip to Mt. Vernon.  It was perhaps a mistake at this time of year as the heat and humidity kicked our ass.  On the way to and from Mt. Vernon is the George Washington Memorial parkway, a park maintained by the National Park Service.  It has great places to picnic along side the Potomac River.  It also has a very active biking and walking path.

If you are from the Eastern Shore a walk along the Potomac river at these picnic areas are great because the shore line has rocks and river pebbles to examine.

We also found these fresh water snail shells.  The river bank was covered in them.  They are about three to four inches large. 

It turns out the snails are a recent inhabitant of the river.  They are called a Mystery Snail and were bought from Asia in the 1890's first to California and by the 1960's they finally made it to the Potomac.  The shell is not very colorful as it is a dull olive color.  Asians consider them a food source but I saw no one trying to harvest them yesterday.  They are considered an invasive species.

Waiting On Norfolk Southern

My wife and I went across the bay yesterday and did not get back to Delmar until 10:30.  Actually on returning we got as far as the VFW and stopped in a traffic backup on West State Street.  My first thought was the Chris Mills building had finally collapsed and was blocking State Street, but no it turned out it was Norfolk Southern forming a train.  So we sit in the car as the train went back and forth shuttling freight cars from, I assume, the sidetrack by Mason Dixon park.  Vehicles in our backup were in a panic and tried to cut down side streets to get around the train but I had assumed the other crossing were blocked also.  Finally at 10:50 the trains moved on.  Now we had been there for twenty minutes and I am sure for the backup to be at the VFW when we arrived the train must have been shuttling cars for five or ten minutes before that.  It is more than an annoyance when this goes on for more than ten minutes.  If there had been an emergency the emergency would have had to have been handled by a service on the west side of Delmar as I don't think our town services (all on the East side of the Track) could have found a way around the blocked intersections.  At least it was at night and not during the day time when there would have been more traffic.

It still is not as bad as in Harrington.  The rail line splits the town in half in that town and if you go to lunch on the opposite side of the tracks from where you work you may be late getting back to work.  I have sit in backed up traffic for almost an hour as Norfolk Southern shuttled cars back and forth at Lunch time.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Making Delmar Proud

A Delmar, Delaware man has been charged, after he apparently tried to rob a pizza delivery person in Worcester County.
Ocean City Police say early Sunday morning, around 3:30 AM, Officers responded to report of a man with a shotgun near 4th Street and Washington Avenue. Police say once on scene, they located 28-year-old Lemarvis Trotter, who matched the description of the suspect, and took him into custody without incident.
While on scene, Police say a man who was delivering pizza, met with them, saying that he had been assaulted by Trotter. The victim reportedly told Police that Trotter had put the shotgun into a trash can, before walking up to him, then trying to pick-pocket and assault him.
Police say they searched the area, and found the shotgun, a Remington 870 20-gauge, in a nearby dumpster.
OCPD say they have charged Trotter with attempted robbery, second degree assault, possession of a concealed weapon, disorderly, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is now being held at the Worcester County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

Picked up from WMDT - 47

The Tuesday Morning Walk

I took my morning walk about 6 AM and no I did not see anything that looked like the above or I would still be walking.  Delmar is dead at 6 AM.  Nothing to talk about from the walk so I will just have to make a rambling post out of this.

I have received both my Sussex county Tax bill and my Town of Delmar tax bill
The Town of Delmar tax bill increased of course due to the tax rate increasing which was in part due to the town elected people deciding they would make a donation to the Fire department and the Library.  Since I have no choice but to pay the taxes it amounts to an involuntary donation on my part.

The Sussex county tax bill even after the 50% school tax reduction old people receive in Sussex County was still 84% school tax.  Ridiculous, it really is.  The non-taxpayer supporter people in Sussex county have got to get off their ass and stop these school tax increases by voting against the referendums the tax payers supporter people are putting thru. .
There is some construction going on opposite town hall today.  I think they have more flaggers out then people working on the curb construction. 
Even in the summer time those first rays of sunshine in the morning is the greatest thing for a cat .

Phish, a band in the tradition of the Grateful Dead, played at Merriweather post pavilion Sunday night.  As is usual with this band the Phish heads/phans were arrested in mass due to drugs.  Various people were arrested for selling balloons of nitrous oxide to inhale and get high on.  When ever the local law enforcement groups hear this band is coming they add on officers etc.  My daughter works in Howard county as a Maryland Judicial District Commissioner and she was saying how many people they added for the night and still was not enough to handle all of those arrested. These bands may bring in money but the tax payers still have to pay for all the problems they create.

Most of the arrested people are from New York and New England.  Obviously they must follow the band plying their drug trade.  In Maryland they have a court appointed attorney that is available at the District Court bail hearing should you want or need one.  I understand all the out of state people arrested made use of the court appointed attorney. Again adding to the cost that will be billed to the Maryland tax payer.  Since Maryland has a law in which drug possession below a certain quantity limit is just a citation instead of an arrest you can assume there was a whole lot more drug activity that doesn't show up in the newspapers.

Over at the blog/website The Chesapeake Today
They discuss the number of Black slave Owners in this modern world.  since a few of them were from Delmar and Princess Anne the towns are mentioned a lot. 

and scientist still have not figured out the obvious answer is aliens

Monday, August 17, 2015


During WWII, soldiers were known to take precious family photos and put them under clear grips on their 1911 pistols. They were called Sweetheart Grips.