Saturday, December 5, 2009

12/5/09 - Tonight Could Be the Season's First Snow

Tonight, forecasters are saying could be the Eastern Shores first snow of the year. An area of low pressure offshore will create breezy and wet conditions. Northeast winds of 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph, will elevate tide levels. A cold rain will be likely, off and on, for much of the day. Later, as colder air moves in from the west, rain may mix with wet snow. The best chances for snow will occur on the northern part of the Shore.

Traditionally, the Eastern Shore does not see much snow during the month of December. The lowest temperature recorded on the Eastern Shore on December 5th was 20 degrees in 2000 and the highest was 71 degrees in 2001. Although still a way away, forecasters are predicting snow on two separate occasions over the next two weeks, perhaps well have a White Christmas this year.


"Merry Christmas" Just say it.

I will be making a conscious effort to wish everyone
a Merry Christmas this year ...
My way of saying that I am celebrating
the birth Of Jesus Christ.
Join me and maybe we can prevent one more
American tradition from being lost in the sea of
"Political Correctness".

Just Say It !!

Funny Christmas Decoration

Well, there is good news and bad news about my Christmas decorations.

The good news is that I truly outdid myself this year. The bad news is that I had to take them down after only two days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever. Great stories. But two things made me take it down. First, the cops advised me that it would cause traffic accidents as they almost wrecked when they drove by. Second, a 55 year old lady grabbed the ladder and almost killed herself putting it against my house and didn't realize it was fake until she climbed to the top (she was not happy). She was one of many people who attempted to do that. My yard couldn't take it either. I have more than a few tire tracks where people literally drove up my yard.

I think I made him too real this time. But it was fun while it lasted.

Santa's Helper @ The Discovery Center

5 December 2009

Delmarva Discovery Center

Santa’s Helper

Want to get your Holiday shopping done without the kids?

Bring your children to the Delmarva Discovery Center!

Saturday, December 5th
12:30pm – 4:00pm

Children will make holiday crafts, tour the museum, and play games. To top off the afternoon they will watch “The Polar Express” at the Mar-Va Theater!

For ages 5 to 12 years old.
$20.00 per child

Pre registration is required.

Santa’s Helper

Want to get your Holiday shopping done without the kids?

Bring your children to the Delmarva Discovery Center!

Saturday, December 5th
12:30pm – 4:00pm

Children will make holiday crafts, tour the museum, and play games. To top off the afternoon they will watch “The Polar Express” at the Mar-Va Theater!

For ages 5 to 12 years old.
$20.00 per child

Pre registration is required.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Pocomoke; Detective Scott Mitchell, Allegations of a local minor rape cover-up

First I call BS, if I'm wrong I'm wrong.

The crap slinging against former det. Scott Mitchell I cannot fathom. If this EX-officer is/was involved in a cover-up of the rape of a minor ... well.. he deserves what he gets. If not... well... what will the people spreading this rumor do for him in the end?

This is NOT the fault of the people of Pocomoke as some other scum blog portrays, it is (if true) the fault of the person that committed this horrific crime.

I will investigate and shine the truth on this matter and report the facts.

In the meantime if anyone thinks this is the fault of Pocomoke.... or it's citizens........

"Hey you know what? I got a plan for you, why don't you move?"

Virginia Veteran Gets Extra Week Before He Must Remove Flag or Face Consequences

A Medal of Honor recipient in a dispute over his right to fly the American flag in his yard will have another week before D-Day -- when he'll be forced to take down the Stars and Stripes or face legal action.

Ninety-year-old Col. Van T. Barfoot, a veteran of three wars, initially was given a 5 p.m. Friday deadline to dismantle his flagpole or face a legal battle over violating an order from his townhouse community association in Henrico County, Va.

John K. Honey, who is part of Barfoot's pro-bono legal team, said the homeowner association's board told him Thursday that it would push the date back a week to Friday, Dec. 11, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

"There's not going to be an announcement anytime this weekend," Honey told the paper. "We can all get some breathing room."

SLIDESHOW: Medal of Honor Winner Col. Van Barfoot

Barfoot, who fought in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam, was told in July that he could not put up his freestanding flagpole in his Sussex Square neighborhood — but he installed it anyway.

On Tuesday, he says, he got a letter from the homeowners' association telling him the 21-foot pole he erected in September violates the community's aesthetic guidelines.

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., has gotten involved in the dispute in the hopes of coming to a settlement.

"We intend to get to work right away to try to come up with a solution that’s acceptable to both Col. Barfoot and to the Homeowner’s Association," Warner's office said on his blog.

The American Legion also has joined Barfoot's fight.

"The association underestimated the fight left in this elderly veteran, and now they have to contend with the determination and persistence of Col. Barfoot's 2.5 million friends in The American Legion," National Commander Clarence E. Hill said in a statement.

But the homeowners' association defended their position, saying the issue wasn't Barfoot's right to fly the flag.

"This is not about the American flag. This is about a flagpole," the association said in a statement, insisting that Barfoot directly violated its board's July ruling.

"Col. Barfoot is free to display the American flag in conformity with the neighborhood rules and restrictions. We are hopeful that Col. Barfoot will comply."

Barfoot told the Times-Dispatch that he's faithfully displayed Old Glory every day since he served in the Army.

"There's never been a day in my life or a place I've lived in my life that you couldn't fly the American flag," he said.

Click here for Col. Barfoot's Congressional Medal of Honor Citation.

Click here for more from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Soldier Surprises Virginia Beach Girl Scouts

Army Specialist Andrew Dickey had no idea he would be receiving a standing ovation from a group of local girl scouts - especially since he's in town to say thank you to them.

The young girls in Virginia Beach troop 436 and troop 568 collected more than 200 boxes of girl scout cookies and shipped them all to Specialist Dickey and his troop in Iraq.

"The troops do so much for us and we never want to make them feel like they are unappreciated," one girl scout said.

Specialist Dickey just got home from deployment two weeks ago, and to let the girls know their act of kindness didn't go unnoticed, he surprised them at their holiday party with pizza and drinks.

"They did something for us and we usually don't get stuff like that, the least we can do is throw them a pizza party, say thank you for what they did for us," Dickey said.

The girls were very pleased with the pleasant surprise from Dickey.

"I thought it was good because it was special because it was a soldier from Iraq that came," said Haley Maydak, a girl scout.

"We are so proud that they are out there protecting the U.S.A., and it's because of them that we can be free."

The girl scout support for our troops doesn't end with cookies - right now they are making cards to send to troops serving overseas.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

"Good Without God"

This electronic billboard near M&T Bank Stadium and three others show messages from the Baltimore Coalition of Reason, the local arm of a national campaign to bring atheists, agnostics and others together. The messages will appear through Sunday. (Baltimore Sun photo by Kim Hairston / December 1, 2009)

Reporter Matthew Hay Brown

Teresa Cherry was out running errands when she saw the question floating over Interstate 95.

"Are you good without God?" the electronic billboard asked. "Millions are."

The Baltimore woman does not believe in the existence of a supreme being. And in that moment, she did not feel so alone.

"My friend and I were just discussing a few days ago whether or not there was a community of others like us in Baltimore," said the 28-year-old Cherry, a student at the Community College of Baltimore County. Checking out the Web site advertised on the billboard, she said, "we found out that there are some local groups, and it's exciting to me."

Which is just what the Baltimore Coalition of Reason wants. The new organization, a collection of atheists, agnostics and others, is introducing itself to the area this week with a billboard campaign aimed at reaching out to nonbelievers while telling the rest of the community that goodness is possible without godliness.

"Sometimes people have negative stereotypes or impressions about people who are atheist or agnostic," local coordinator Emil Volcheck said. "They think that just because they don't believe in God that somehow they're not good people."

Baltimore becomes the latest target of a national campaign, funded by an anonymous businessman from Philadelphia, intended to join atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and other nonbelievers - a diverse lot, not universally inclined toward organization - into something resembling a community, and one that ultimately could wield the sort of social, cultural and political power now enjoyed by the larger religious denominations.

"A lot of people who don't believe in traditional religion or don't believe in a god, they tend to think they're the only ones," said Fred Edwords, national director of the United Coalition of Reason. "And thinking they're the only ones, they tend not to communicate their feelings to others, others don't communicate similar feelings they may have to them, so they don't realize there are groups out there."

Edwords says the organization, which drew worldwide notice last spring with a bus advertising campaign in New York, will have 20 chapters nationwide by the end of the year, in small communities as well as large, in red states as well as blue. More launches are planned for the new year.

The effort comes as atheism enjoys a new vogue. Emboldened by the success of best-selling books by Christopher Hitchens ("God Is Not Great") and Richard Dawkins ("The God Delusion"), and wary of attempts to require instruction in "intelligent design" in public schools, efforts to promote religious messages on government property and other challenges to the separation of church and state, nonbelievers have grown vocal as never before.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

WW II Battleship sailor tells Obama to shape up or ship out!

seventy-plus years of service to patriotic organizations and causes all over the country. A humble man without a political bone in his body, he has never spoken out before about a government official, until now. He dictated this letter to a friend, signed it and mailed it to the president.

Dear President Obama,

My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People
meeting me for the first time don't believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.

I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and
after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos'n Mate. Now I live in a "rest home" located on the western end of Pearl Harbor allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.

One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind,
blunt and direct even to the head man. So here goes. I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish. I can't figure out what country you are the president of. You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like:

* "We're no longer a Christian nation"

* "America is arrogant" - (Your wife even announced to the
world, "America is mean-spirited. " Please tell her to try preaching that nonsense to 23 generations of our war dead buried all over the globe who died for no other reason than to free a whole lot of strangers from tyranny and hopelessness.)

I'd say shame on the both of you but I don't think you like America nor
do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do for the obvious gifts this country has given you. To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.

After 9/11 you said," America hasn't lived up to her ideals." Which ones
did you mean?
1. Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and
shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British ?

2. Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War ?

3. I hope you didn't mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands,and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around because we stand for freedom.

4. I don't think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than
discrimination. You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood
when they helped to get you elected.

Take a little advice from a very old geezer,
young man. Shape up and start acting like an American. If you don't, I'll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue. You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.

And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to
conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don't want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts who was putting up a fight? You don't mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don't want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.

One more thing. I realize you never served in the military and never had to
defend your country with your life but you're the Commander-in-Chief now,son. Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you're not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you're thinking of.

You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge
ever presented to any president. You're not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy. That's not our greatest threat. Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now. And I sure as hell don't want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle.


Harold B. Estes

Remember Our Troops During Christmas

Congressman Glenn Nye (VA-02) is launching an effort to make sure our troops are not forgotten this holiday season. OnMonday, Nye invited residents of Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore to take part in his Holiday Cards for Troops program.

For the next two weeks, Nye will collect holiday cards for injured military personnel who are stationed away from home this holiday season while recovering from their wounds. Nye will then deliver cards to troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

"The holidays are always a difficult time for our men and women in uniform to be away from their families, but it can be even harder for troops who are away from loved-ones while recovering from an injury," said Congressman Glenn Nye (VA-02), who serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Veterans Affairs Committee. "As we send care packages and cards to troops overseas this holiday season, we must also remember the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are
separated from their families while recovering from injuries here in the United States."

Constituents are asked make or purchase a holiday card, write a message of thanks to a service member, and then send or bring the card - unaddressed and with an unsealed envelope - to Congressman Nye's Virginia Beach or Accomac District Offices no later than December 11, 2009. Nye's office will address and seal the envelopes and Nye will deliver them on behalf of the people of the 2nd Congressional District.

Cards may be delivered to:

Office of Congressman Glenn Nye Office of Congressman
Glenn Nye
4772 Euclid Road, Suite E 23386 Front Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23462 Accomac, VA 23301
(757) 326-6201 (757)

To learn more, visit Congressman Nye's website

Goodwill receives a "kind" donation: $1,500 worth of pot

It seemed like an innocent enough donation. A Marietta, Ohio Goodwill store received a large galvanized metal water jug with a spout -- perfect to hold lemonade during some long-ago summer picnic. Yet, the jug, which was donated anonymously, wasn't holding a refreshing drink; instead, it was filled with a heady cargo of marijuana.

The weed, bagged and labeled according to weight (i.e.; 124 grams) carries a street value of $1,500, local police said, and was about a year old; leading them to conclude that the stash had been accidentally abandoned.

The police, in their thigh-slapping funny way, are asking for the anonymous donor to come forward. "If anybody would like to come in and claim this 'cooler,' which is probably an antique, we would love to have them come in and we'll be more than happy to try and get that cooler returned to them," Marietta Police Capt. Jeff Waite told Charleston, West Virginia news station WSAZ.


Giant Fast Food Sculpture Lands on California Lawn

How did a 4-foot-tall sculpture of a cheeseburger, a hot dog and a slice of pepperoni pizza find its way onto a California's family's front lawn?

That's the mystery Trisha Pickerel of Loomis, Calif., wants solved after waking up Sunday morning to discover the giant fast food, News 10 reported.

"This is what I saw on our front yard and I couldn't believe it," Pickerel told News 10 as she stood near the super-sized fiberglass and Styrofoam food sculpture. She alerted the local news to the sculpture's sudden appearance in hopes that it would find its way back to its rightful owner.

"It's pretty silly if you think about it. We've had many pranks with our children's friends, because we are the types of parents that have a good sense of humor as long as they come and clean it up," Pickerel told Slashfood. "Last June we had a lawn full of pink flamingos."

Pickerel said the sudden appearance of fast food on her lawn brought a smile to her face. "I have been going through breast cancer, so this was something that makes me laugh. It was hilarious."

The sheriff's department took the sculpture for safe keeping Monday, but if no one steps forward to claim the foodstuffs, the Pickerel family may have to find a place to keep its new art.

"Unfortunately it belongs to somebody, and I wanted to make sure that we got it out there," Pickerel said. "I've called everyone and no one is taking responsibility and none of them have a truck."

The Placer County Sheriff's Department told News 10 that local fast food joints haven't reported any jumbo faux foods missing.

Pickerel, meanwhile, suspects that the culprit didn't act alone. "It would take at least three people to put it in our front yard," she said.

"The sheriff's department said if nobody claims it in 90 days, we can have it," Pickerel said. "If anyone wants to claim it, give us a call."

If no one steps forward, Pickerel said she plans to donate the sculpture to the Ronald McDonald House or to another children's charity in Sacramento.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Don't forget TONIGHT is the
Pocomoke Christmas Parade
7 PM

So far today the weather seems to cooperating. When you walk out the door tonight with your heavy coat don't forget the hat, scarf and warm gloves! And please be sure there is plenty of hot cocoa when you get home.

Have fun and enjoy! And remember............Santa Claus is coming to town...............!!!!!!!!

Someone send us a photo of the santa float!!!

Holiday Decoration Contest

WESR and will be hosting a holiday decoration contest this December. We are asking our listeners to submit photographs to of their outdoor decorations. The contest is free to enter, and photographs will be accepted up until December 18th. The week of Christmas, the staff at WESR will select the top eight pictures and create an online poll where you will vote for your favorite. There will be prizes for the top three decorations and the prizes will be provided by Heart N Home Gift and Country Store in Pocomoke, MD. Pictures can be sent to The winners will be announced on Christmas Eve.

If you have any questions, call the staff here at WESR at 787-3200.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Pocomoke Christmas Parade

Sorry folks! I just heard on the radio that the Pocomoke Christmas Parade has been postponed until Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at the same time!!

The Sign Man

The sign man is back! And even though the campground business has slowed, leaving the local folks to travel the back road, and even with all of the rain we have recently had, the neighborhood sign man is still busy.

The first sign was painted in early November, before the Nor'easter, and I wondered if all the flooding around here would put him out of the "posting business".

To my surprise today I found that he had been busy once again.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pocomoke City Christmas Parade

The 2009 Date Has Been Set!

On November 30, 2009 (Rain date Dec.2) Pocomoke City will be turned into a magnificent winter wonderland with one of Delmarva's largest nighttime Christmas parades. Always held on the first Monday night after Thanksgiving, the Pocomoke parade has become an Eastern Shore tradition and will attract over 100 units from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia along with thousands of spectators. As part of the tradition, parade night is said to be the "coldest night of the year. Each year the parade features marching bands representing middle and high schools from seven counties in three states.

Also featured will be beautifully decorated and lighted floats entered by schools, civic organizations, churches and commercial enterprises. Clowns, marching units, fire departments, equestrian units, and of course the one and only "Santa Claus" will round out the two-hour event, slated to kick-off at 7:00 pm. sharp. Also as tradition the blowing of the fire siren will signal the starting of the parade. The route will take the parade North on Market Street beginning at 14th Street and ending at the Pocomoke River.

Professional Judges, from the Judges Association, will score entries in 10 different categories. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded immediately following the event to the top entries in each category. A special thanks to the community of Pocomoke City and Surrounding areas for the recent support given to us to continue this great tradition that has been a part of the town of over 30 years. If you would like to enter the parade please fill out the appropriate judging form on the applications page. If you do not want to be judged but still enter please use the Miscellaneous form.

If you have any questions you can contact Mike Shannon at 410-957-0802 and leave a message with your name, address and telephone number and type of entry, or fill out our contact form in the Contact Us section of this website.

*New for 2009, The Pocomoke City Parade Association is currently seeking new members to join our parade committee. If you are interested please contact us by email ONLY.


A Christmas message from OBL

Hat Tip; Eric

Dont'cha just hate printer ink replacement?

Printers vary in prices from 20-100 bucks for a nice one with all the bells and whistles. What gets me is that the replacement ink cost as much or often more than the printer itself.

Right now I have an old printer/copier/fax that I like but I'm out of ink, I was in the store pricing ink cartridges and I'd be better off buying a new printer that's faster, quieter, better print quality and better looking and the ink is cheaper for that one (right now)

I wonder how many printers get thrown out with the trash because they need ink?

Recent Nor'Easter brings message in a bottle

It took a nor'easter to blow back the message in a bottle Heidi Mozzo set afloat from an Ocean City, N.J., beach on July 1, 1985.

The coastal storm that battered the United States' eastern coastlines earlier this month dumped Mozzo's bottle onto a North Carolina beach after nearly a quarter-century at sea, reported The Press of Atlantic City.

Mozzo, whose maiden name is Heidi Kay Werstler, was 6-years-old when she cast the green plastic soda bottle into the Atlantic Ocean as part of a city-sponsored contest, according to the Atlantic City newspaper. Participants included their names, addresses and phone numbers in their notes. The participant whose bottle traveled farthest would win a prize.

Workers at The Sanderling Resort & Spa in Duck, N.C., found the bottle while cleaning up after the recent storm and called officials in Ocean City, N.J., The Associated Press reported. Following news reports about the discovery, a stranger asked Mozzo if she was the same Heidi Kay.

Now 30, Mozzo is married, living in Delaware with her husband and young daughter, and excited to claim her prize: a box of saltwater taffy.

"I do love saltwater taffy," she told the newspaper.