Friday, July 26, 2013

From The Pocomoke Chamber PSA Pocomoke Boat Docking Contest Aug. 18

"Racin on the River"

Date: Aug. 18

Gates open @ 10        Show starts @ 1

Downtown behind Riverside Grill

 3 & under free, 4 - 12 $5, 13 & Up $10
Presented by: Pocomoke Boat Docking Association

Please Say A Prayer

Our beloved writer Brenda (JMMB) is in Johns Hopkins with lung problems. Lets send or thoughts and prayers and hope she comes back writing real soon. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

TIME MACHINE ... This Sunday's Preview

For many weeks in early 1937 the news on the Eastern Shore centered upon the investigation of the death of the owner of the Stockton Power And Light Company and as the story unfolded it drew attention from across the nation. 

Read about it this Sunday right here at The Pocomoke Public Eye! 

Do you have a local memory to share with PPE readers.. such as a big snow storm, a favorite school teacher, a local happening, something of interest your parents or grandparents told you about? It can be just a line or two, or more if you wish. Send to and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

From (JMMB) sister

As some of you know my sister Brenda is fighting a battle with leukemia. She was diagnosed about ten days ago. She has AML.She is currently johns hopkins.She is responding well to treatment. If anyone wants to write her some encouraging words that would be great. You can send them to her daughter's email
Michelle will print them out and take them to her. If you want to send acard her address is below . Thanks so much. 

. No fresh flowers

Brenda Wise
401 n broadway 
Johns hopkins weinberg building
Unit 5b Room 5B-04
Baltimore MD 21287

Monday, July 22, 2013

Unemployment Doubles Under O'Malley

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Unemployment Doubles Under O'Malley

For Immediate Release
July 22, 2013

Contact: Steve Crim

Governor Martin O'Malley issued another self congratulatory and blatantly false statement n a press released issued Friday saying: "As a state we've now recovered more than 99% of the jobs lost in the national economic downturn - a significant step forward in our job creation and recovery effort." 

As he travels around  the country, he continually touts his success at job growth and "driving down unemployment."There's just one problem, it's just not true. The irrefutable facts show the actual situation to be completely the opposite of his false claims.

When Martin O'Malley became Governor in January 2007 the unemployment rate was 3.6%, on the very day of O'Malley's latest outrageous claim, unemployment rose to 7%. So rather than driving unemployment down, as he claims, unemployment has, in fact, nearly doubled under the O'Malley Administration.

When O'Malley took the reins of state government in January 2007 there were 108,096 people unemployed in Maryland, today after nearly seven years of his leadership, there are now 218,741 people unemployed. That is an increase of 110,645 additional people unemployed and represents an increase in unemployment of more than 100%.

"This is a tragedy, these aren't just terrible numbers, these are real people, fathers and mothers struggling to make ends meet, to keep a roof over their head, put clothes on their kids back and food on the table," said Change Maryland Chairman Larry Hogan. 

Hogan, a successful businessman, who has brought hundreds of companies and thousands of jobs to Maryland said, "Sometimes politicians think that if they repeat something enough times people will eventually believe it. Governor O'Malley is pretty good at weaving magical tales with no basis in reality. But, no amount false spin can change the cold hard fact that no other Governor in Maryland history has ever lost as many jobs as Martin O'Malley has."

Change Maryland hosted an Summit on Improving Maryland's Economic Competitiveness looking for solutions to the State's serious economic problems, and has produced numerous economic studies and reports showing that the 40 consecutive O'Malley tax hikes have caused us to lose more than 6,500 businesses including 10 of our 13 Fortune 500 companies, and have caused a mass exodus of taxpayers fleeing the state in record numbers.

"The time for results is long overdue. There are no more excuses left for the O'Malley Administration? After nearly seven years of failed economic policy, there is no one to blame but themselves. We need Democrats, Republicans and Independents to put aside partisanship and work together on the shared goal of increasing employment is Maryland. The need for a real change in direction for Maryland has never been more clear," said Hogan, a former State Cabinet Secretary.

Change Maryland is the largest independent citizen activist group in Maryland, and advocates for pro-jobs policy in the state. The movement is made up of of more than 50,000 people from every jurisdiction in the state, and was founded by Hogan, who is also a Director of the Maryland Public Policy Institute, a respected economic think tank and policy group.

Sunday, July 21, 2013


(Reader-friendly viewing of newspaper archives material)


I'm away this week and have selected this item from the Time Machine archive which, perhaps, you may have missed when it was originally posted or would like to read again. Next Sunday, July 28th, we'll have a first-time posting of a big local story that gained national attention in 1937. -tk


December, 1878
(The New York Times)

Every man for himself is emphatically the modern sentiment, and there are some signs of completing this declaration of independence by adding the clause "Every woman for herself, also."



What is more clear than the fact that now no family is left to itself and to its own traditions and habits, but that the most out-of-the-way homes, whether in the backwoods or on the distant coast, are within reach of the world's vast and intense life, and no strangers to its hopes and fears, its learning and its folly, its triumphs and its disasters.

Not only every family that takes a newspaper, but every person who hears the village gossip, knows what is going on all over the globe, and every man who has to buy or sell anything, has cause to revise his estimates from day to day; and very often men lose their appetite for their breakfast by news from the great market of America or Europe that prices have changed sadly to their hurt. A considerable proportion of pain goes with the news of the day, and a large portion of unwholesomeness, for disasters and scandals are dwelt upon with more minuteness than successes and satisfactions, and no great bargains or great weddings are reported half as fully as great frauds and great divorce and scandals.

It is not remarkable that the rich and conspicuous should strive to outshine each other in dress and living, but the remarkable thing is that in our modern life there are now no radical distinctions of class or fortune in costume or habits, and that all persons, and especially all women, follow the same fashions as far as they can, and catch the course of the same social ambition. So far as street dress is concerned, the wives, and especially the daughters, of the poorer classes, make, relatively, far more display than their richer neighbors, and to a certain extent, the exactions of modern society are in the inverse proportion of means and abilities, since they who have least fortune and talent are subject to the same high pressure from the reigning mode, and women who are not usually trained to earn their own living are beset by the same ruling passion for dress and ornament.

The palace of merchants and bankers, and the cottages of farmers and mechanics among us have a similar story to tell. Indeed it may be set down as part of the universal strain on modern living, that its exactions are out of proportion to its means, and the exaction presses upon every family, while the means at hand vary from wealth, or what is called competency, down to limitation and want.

Surely our modern living is under great strain, and many lives break down beneath the pressure. 

Do you have a local memory to share with PPE readers.. such as a big snow storm, a favorite school teacher, a local happening, something of interest your parents or grandparents told you about? It can be just a line or two, or more if you wish. Send to and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!