Lower Eastern Shore News 5 Year Anniversary

It is hard to believe that today I am celebrating the 5th anniversary of starting this website, and when the day is over marching into my 6th. This site has come a long way since that cold day in December of 2008. As I state every year when this day comes around, the main reason I started this site was to state the truth of what was going on in our City and not have the lies and bs of Joe Albero be what people believed. I have accomplished that goal as only the blind cult members remain that support him or his site.He is a non factor in the area now as all that is on his laughable site is copy and paste from all over the Country .

The other great thing that has been accomplished in the past year was finally the removal from office of the Queen of hatefulness who had held this area under siege. That person was the one and only, thank goodness, Debbie Campbell. The way the citizens finally stood together and gave her a humiliating defeat to send her packing has been the highlight of my year, that along with the aforementioned moron getting humiliated by Jim Ireton.

The thing many don’t realize about this site is the number of nasty cowardly anonymous comments that are left every day that I laugh at and yet wonder what kind of human beings could say some of the stuff I have read. The thing is to all you idiots who don’t like me keep them coming in, because the fact is undeniable you cant get enough of my site or you wouldn’t be here.

Read more here.

The Conspiracy To Get Joe Albero

Posted at RightCoastCoservative.

I hardly know where to start with all of this. It’s almost, almost so ridiculous, that it’s hysterical. Except that it’s not really. It’s more pathetic and sad than anything, but mostly it’s very illustrative of the rot gut in our community.

The local news has been high lighting a circus of a story about a prank phone call, and at the center of it all is local blogger extraordinaire; and supposed Salisbury mayoral candidate; Joe Albero. The story starts back a few weeks ago when Albero claimed on his blog that Salisbury mayor,Jim Ireton, phoned him late on a Saturday night, intoxicated, and that Jim conceded the election, well in advance of next April’s vote. Albero claimed Ireton asked to meet him the next day.

Only, none of that was true. Albero had a prank phone call, from a guy pretending to be the mayor. That was it and it should of been not only obvious, but the end of the story….but it wasn’t, it was only the beginning. I’d say it was gullible, if I am to be charitable, for Albero to believe that 1. The mayor would call him. 2. The mayor would call him at 11 o’clock on a Saturday night 3. The mayor would call him drunk. and 4. The mayor would call him to concede the election 10 months away. But he stands by his version of the story, and is now threatening to sue…..somebody. Allegedly the mayor.

Next, Albero calls city council woman Debbie Campbell, who in turn calls the Police Chief because she was allegedly concerned about Jim’s “well being” because he didn’t show up at the fake meeting discussed on the fake phone call the night before. Then somehow, Albero ends up going to the police and filing a complaint or something. That’s when, apparently the police chief, the states attorney, the sheriff, the FBI, WBOC-TV, The Daily Times, WMDT-TV, and reporter, Sarah Lake all conspired to go after Albero, at least according to him.

The police department conducted an investigation into the call at the request of Albero and in doing so they obtained the phone records from Ireton and Albero. As it turned out, indeed there was no phone call from Ireton to Albero. The guy who made the prank call was named and not charged, a newspaper reporter was fired for with holding knowledge of the callers identity and the Police Chief closed the case, as Ireton held a press conference to clear up the whole mess, yesterday.

Read more here.

Blurring the Line Between Bloggers and Journalists

A decision by a federal judge in Oregon rippled through the blogosphere after the court ruled bloggers are not media and a Montana blogger must pay $2.5 million in damages.

An Oregon attorney, Kevin Padrick, and the company he co-founded, Obsidian Finance Group LLC, filed a defamation lawsuit against a blogger, Crystal L. Cox of Eureka, Mont., after she called him a thief and a thug on her blog and criticized how he handled a bankruptcy case.

In a written opinion, the judge, Marco Hernandez, ruled the protections that cover reporters working for mainstream media organizations did not apply to her because she is not a journalist.

“The court in that case pointed out that in Oregon, no journalist is protected in a defamation case,” said Nathan Siegel, an attorney who specializes in First Amendment law and an adjunct professor at The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. “The reality in that particular case is a journalist would not have been protected whether they were a blogger or not.”

Hernandez noted in his written opinion that the plaintiffs were not public figures and the bankruptcy proceedings she blogged about were not a matter of public concern.

Most courts find that the First Amendment protects all individuals from defamation suits whether they are a blogger or not, according to Siegel.

“The court in that case said that bloggers are not afforded any of those protections,” he said. “That’s a very unusual decision.”

The question of whether bloggers should be considered journalists has become imperative as the number of cases similar to the one in Oregon is increasing due to a jump in individuals creating blogs and the use of blogs by mainstream media organizations, according to Siegel.

In court, the question of whether journalists’ protections and privileges will be afforded to bloggers could boil down to employment, according to Siegel. Maryland’s shield law, which protects reporters from having to disclose information concerning confidential sources, applies to student journalists and reporters employed by news organizations.

Salisbury resident Jonathan Taylor, a blogger who created the Lower Eastern Shore News website, said bloggers should not be treated the same as journalists because journalists are held to higher standards. He said he views bloggers as being more of a supplement to journalists.

“While I do not believe bloggers are journalists, I think we should be afforded some protections,” he said.

Taylor said he often consults with his attorney before posting information on his website.

While the standards for journalists and bloggers may not be equal, Taylor said he believes there should be a code of ethics or conduct for bloggers.

“Blogs are a newer form of modern media, but there are no guidelines for what we do,” he said. “It’s like the wild West. Everybody can do what they want.”

The Pot Calling the Kettle Black…………..

Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 5:22 PM
To: Bob Culver; Gail Bartkovich; Joe Holloway; John Hall; Matt Holloway; Stevie Prettyman; Sheree Sample
Subject: Propaganda at it’s best compliments of our County Council

I wanted to send this message clearly to the members of the County Council. I am enjoying the holidays but when the first of the year arrives I am going expose whichever one of you has decided to run to sbynews for your propaganda on the new Bennett middle. If you have no problem being linked with Joe then why don’t one of you man or woman up right now and just say I gave it to him? Because you know if you did any chance of re-election or respect from the community would be gone. It will only take a little investigative reporting to uncover the bread crumbs but rest assured I am dedicating myself to it so this nonsense stops. If you don’t want to support the project you have County Council meetings and forums you can voice your concerns, but running to either one of us for this crappy propaganda game is exactly why this area Is a laughing stock.

Jonathan Taylor

Falling below is the sby news comment:

This coming from a guy who is tied at the hips to Barrie Tilghman, Mike Dunn, Lynn Cathcart, Gary Comegys, Louise Smith, Shanie Shields, Al Webster, Tom McGuire, John Robinson and the like.

My message to Taylor is, do something for your community for once in your life and stop obsessing and threatening others with intimidation. Do you really believe people hold any respect for you?

Between you and Robinson believing the County Council is behind everything I say and do is demented. Nevertheless, you go right after these people, because every time you’ve gone against someone they have won their elections. Or haven’t you realized that as of yet.

By the way Jonathan, you said from the beginning, (years ago) you were coming after me to shut down Salisbury News. How’s it working for you! Your threats are the biggest jokes in town, kind of like a town drunk.

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So called public comments are as follows(look at the pattern)

Anonymous said…

The guy admits he’s the reason the area is a laughing stock.

December 22, 2011 12:03 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

If I were he, I’d spend more time trying to shed all those extra pounds than worrying about Joe!

December 22, 2011 12:11 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Is that his house behind him,and who does he think he is anyway.

December 22, 2011 12:12 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

JT is his own worst enemy. My advice is that he FOCUS on his own life and get rid of this personal vendetta against Joe & SBYNEWS that is only setting him back in order that he accomplish something meaningful in his life. If he continues on this destructive & meaningless path all the way to his grave, he will never have accomplished anything significant or meaningful in his life.

December 22, 2011 12:20 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Who really cares what this guy has to say though? Obviously he is a nobody.

December 22, 2011 12:32 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

He IS a nobody. The only people who associate with him do so anonymously. Look at him. Standing in fromt of a trash pile. He looks like a human Oscar the Grouch. Have you ever talked to him? Think about this for a minute. Anytime you talk to someone you can tell within the first 30 seconds whether or not your dealing with someone intellectually on the same level as you. They may strike you as someone who is intelligent or someone who is stupid. When you talk to Jonathan Taylor, within the first 30 seconds you can tell that his processor speed is not nearly as fast as yours. In computer terms most people are working with a version of the pentium. But Jonathan Taylor is working with an old 386. Hell, sometimes he seems to be working with a 286 with the old monochrome screen. He has no influence on anyone. Who does he think will follow his lead? Other 286’s? I mean birds of a feather, right? What an idiot.

December 22, 2011 12:47 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Yup one more p.o.s.thats lives off the tax payers dollars.

December 22, 2011 12:48 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

12:47, well said. Matt Marshmellow the state attorney has been chummy with this guy.

December 22, 2011 12:59 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

I didn’t know he was jewish. That’s the only holiday I know thats going on.

December 22, 2011 1:02 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

What evidence do you have he is “chummy” with Matt M. I find that ludicrous.

December 22, 2011 1:04 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Did you see that big piece of trash in the picture?

December 22, 2011 1:05 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

1:05P Yes I did!! I also saw alot of loose debris behind the trash!! LOL

December 22, 2011 1:15 PM
Blogger JoeAlbero said…

The letter is PUBLIC INFORMATION.

Plain and simple. Taylor is threatening to file, (once again) an ethics violation charge, Idiot.

How many of these e-mails did you publish for Tilghman and Dunn from Debbie Campbell, Jonathan.

You can’t have it both ways. Oh, that’s right, your Jonathan Taylor and everyone should be scared to death of you. I think not.

Quit sending in anonymous comments and man up for once Jonathan. You have been made a fool with your very own words/threats.

Folks, I get hundreds of threatening messages from this guy on a regular basis telling me I’m going to jail, I’m being reported for this or that. The guy is a nut case.

As for the Marciarello comment, many believe this to be true. While I personally do not agree with it, if someone else is out there saying it they must know something I don’t.

Many have also stated Jonathan has a deep connection with Joel Todd. Jonathan helped Joel out in his election and bashed Oglesby day in and day out, ANOTHER politician who was elected while Taylor lost with an incumbent. What’s that tell you Folks. ALL politicians should be VERY careful who they tie themselves with because Taylor is a bad luck charm, no question about it.

I’d like to believe Jonathan and Joel’s connection isn’t true either but I too have connections all over the place, so its possible.

December 22, 2011 1:19 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

How can anyone have trust in a man who believes in the entitlement( get paid for not working)(health care for nothing)? I’ve always called them parasites in the amoeba stage.

December 22, 2011 1:26 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Isn’t this that grinch guy? I wrote Joe a letter once and he called me and threatened me if I didn’t tell him what was going on. The guy is a creep.

December 22, 2011 1:28 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Wow. If my life were reduced to living off government assistance, I couldn’t get a job to support my family, and the only thing that motivated me to get out of bed was hatred and a vendetta, I’d probably want to kill myself.

I hope you find a new path in life, Mr. Taylor.

December 22, 2011 1:29 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

I guess he only wants things out in the open that he likes. He has no kids in school and collects welfare so why should he care if taxes go up. Maybe he should MAN up and get a job. It’s not propaganda if it’s the truth.

December 22, 2011 1:30 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

I’m so sick of hearing crap come from that fat p.o.s. As if he’s anyone important! Welfare collecting whale!

December 22, 2011 1:36 PM
Anonymous Andy In O.C. said…

From the photo & letter alone, it is obvious to everyone that Mr. Taylor is committing 4 of the 7 “Deadly Sins” which is not very inspiring or admirable of him.

From the photo is: Sloth & Gluttony (towards himself)
From the letter is: Envy & Anger (towards Joe)

December 22, 2011 1:46 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Get a job you bum. Stop sucking up money from the government and then complaining about everything as if your opinion is worth anything more then the pile of trash in the photo, plus the stuff behind your fat rolls.

December 22, 2011 1:52 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Haa haa ha ho ho ho hee.

“If you don’t want to support the project you have County Council meetings and forums you can voice your concerns, but running to either one of us for this crappy propaganda game is exactly why this area Is a laughing stock.”

Look at all the propaganda the guy put out for Laura Mitchell, Shanie Shields, Allan Webster…the guy’s published more leaks than the New Orleans levees.

No, Taylor isn’t Jewish. He even went after Terry Cohen being a Jew over the Lord’s Prayer flap that Laura Mitchell started. Cohen has always handled that issue with dignity, so he’s a real pig to attack her over her faith.

Just what does this dunce think a member of the county council ran to Joe with? Public information? GASP!!!

December 22, 2011 1:58 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Yup, he collects money from the government you and I pay for and claims he’s handicapped. Get this, he doesn’t have handicap tags. If he was permanently handicapped he’d have permanent tags. Instead, he has a sticker and parks in spaces and doesn’t display the sticker from the mirror. I have seen him at plenty of events and he’s not in a wheel chair. It’s only when he wants attention. He’s a liar, a fake and his only real handicap is that he’s too fat. His heart is probably the size of a basketball.

December 22, 2011 2:24 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Your wrong. He doesn’t have a heart. He and his friends like little boys.

December 22, 2011 2:41 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Is there a reason that obese piece of crap can’t sit in a wheel chair and ring the bell. Maybe he could give a little back to all of us since we foot his bills. If that fat hunk of turd ever confronts me I’m going to punch that fake right in the face. Don’t believe me, try it one day.

December 22, 2011 2:54 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Get a real job Jonathan! We taxpayers would like to stay informed about what is happening. You won’t find anywhere on MSM like WBOC, WMDT, or The Daily Times. You are some piece of work of cow dung.

December 22, 2011 3:07 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

High school is so fun

December 22, 2011 3:10 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

2:54
He gives nothing back. He only knows how to take. He can bash others for ringing a bell and stir crap, but he himself does NOTHING to help out anywhere. The only attention he gets if from the bottom feeders of society that follow him, you know the birds of a feather deal. No wonder he is so mean and hateful. If all you ever do it take and never give you can never truly be happy with yourself.
Jt get off your butt, get a job and support yourself and you will find you are happier and have a little bit of self worth.

December 22, 2011 3:11 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Betcha Matt is gonna want to speak to you Joe. It ain’t gonna be pretty asswipe.

December 22, 2011 3:42 PM
Blogger JoeAlbero said…

anonymous 3:42, Jonathan, I told you, act like a man for once and use your real name.

Nevertheless, if Mike Lewis doesn’tr scare me, why would you think for a second Matt Maciarello would scare me.

Only someone with your mentality would believe someone like myself should be afraid of Matt. I’m not bullying Matt or telling him if he doesn’t so what I tell hime, (like you’ve done with the City and County Council) I’ll expose them and they’ll lo9se the next election.

If “I” have something to say, (just ask Matt) I’m MAN enough to confront him one on one and discuss it. No phony e-mail threats, just man to man discussions. Ask your friend Joel Todd about the last conversation I had with Matt. I felt it was extremely productive. Just because Matt is the States Attorney doesn’t make him a perfect man, just like Mike Lewis. Again Jonathan, notice MY NAME is on this comment and I’m not a pussy like you hiding behind anonymous.

I’m in a PUBLIC forum for ALL to see. Try it some time Jonathan. Own your own words and don’t think for a second people haven’t contacted me telling me you just said that you set me up. ROTFLMAO! Is that ALL you’ve got Jonathan. Now you’re trying to claim the letter is a fake and you were trying to set me up, are you really that stupid? Let’s see Jonathan, it went to the entire County Council, in case you or your mentally challenged viewers hadn’t noticed. No Jonathan, YOU’VE BEEN BLOGGED.

December 22, 2011 4:16 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

More intra-personal drama distractions. They always put on a show before they grab your wallet.

December 22, 2011 4:25 PM
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December 22, 2011 4:32 PM
Blogger JoeAlbero said…

I want to ad to my previous comment, who gives a flying sh!t who sends out information.

You’re trying to bully the Council from not sending anyone anything, (like you did in the past with the City Council) yet in the mean time Louise Smith, Gary Comegys and Shanie Shields and their friends) were sending you material on a regular basis.

This is what I call open government. If YOU or your CROOKED friends weren’t trying to cover up stuff all the time it wouldn’t be an iddue or problem. God forbid the other side send out anything, Jonathan Taylor Says NO! LOL

Get over yourself Jonathan. This is your day of glory, getting all this attention. You have no credibility and you’ve done NOTHING to help the community. In fact, I’ll challenge you to openly tell ALL what you have done to give back. You mock me for rescuing animals. You attack me and out advertisers, you call businesses and LIE to them telling them I did something I didn’t. You send out e-mails calling me a racist on a regular basis. Your just a guy who has no money, no life, no pride and no chance of ever truly becoming your hero Joe Albero. Flat out Jonathan, are you gay? Are you one of those type who’s heart was broken and you just can’t get over the fact you’ll never have me????? I mean, what other reason could it be Jonathan. You’ve followed my Blog 100 times a day for at least 2 years now. You’ve attacked my innocent Wife and Grandson. Are you bitter like Charles Jannace? I mean, you remind me of a man who just can’t have something and you’re pissed off about it. So, come out of the closet Jonnie, are you gay, or what? Tell the world legitimately just what you, John Robinson, Tom McGuire and Charles Jannice are so obsessed over. If it is me, I’m not gay and I have no interest in the bunch of you, LET GO.

December 22, 2011 4:37 PM

Response from from Lower Eastern Shore News

As you can see this email was only sent to the 7 members of the County Council nobody else. I see that it has shown up verbatim on sbynews with a rant from the asshole proving my point that one of these members is supplying Joe with all the internal emails and documents to slam residents and voters in the County. This little trap worked because I knew they couldn’t resist. You all make it far too easy

Public comments to follow:

Anonymous said…

Gotta love it! You got him good. He’s so easy to fool.
Next up is Earl the Idiot who needs to provide a bill for the supposed $6000 operation.

December 22, 2011 12:22 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

So one or more of those scoundrel’s on the County Council does feed that moron albero information. I’d be curious to know if some privacy law has not been broken. When is it OK for an elected official to forward an email from a private Wicomico County citizen to a viscious and vindictive blogger in Delmar, DE?

Excellent job Mr. Taylor. Don’t let up on these bastard’s. Keep the pressure up.

December 22, 2011 12:33 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

File an ethics violation. A citizen with a concern has a right to expect that when they email council members it is kept confidential.

December 22, 2011 12:42 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Are there no laws to protect the confidentiality of a the private communication of a Wicomico County citizen to the member’s of the County Council? Does this mean if I send the County Council an email complaining about somethin in the County that it will be given to joe albero for some reason? Some ethics law must have been broken here. Where can we file a complaint please.

December 22, 2011 12:49 PM
Blogger Jonathan Taylor said…

I appreciate the comments on who you think is responsible but there is actually a lot going on about this situation right now so I am not going to publish them yet

December 22, 2011 1:26 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Can you at least tell us where to go to complain! You’ve got him by the short hairs and this is where you ALWAYS let him off the hook. Answer us please.

December 22, 2011 1:40 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

At the very least this is conduct unbecoming of an elected official and it must be investigated and the culprit/culprits, at the very least made an example of and chastised, so this childish behavior never happens again.
JT-how quick after you emailed the council did it appears on Albero?

December 22, 2011 1:56 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

And of course Joe is only allowing comments saying how great he is and how terrible you are. If anyone tells him otherwise or just attempts to say anything supportive of you that is rejected. He is like the Kim Jong Il of the blog world with just one unfortunate difference.

December 22, 2011 2:12 PM
Blogger Jonathan Taylor said…

these things go through stages. If you want to complain call Ed Baker at the GOB

December 22, 2011 2:19 PM
Blogger Jonathan Taylor said…

Email was sent at 5:22 last night

December 22, 2011 2:19 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Good for you Jonathan. I hope you can figure out who this person is
and expose them. Why would anyone from Wicomico County even give the time of day to Delmar Donkey and his blog has me puzzled. I will never believe that Albero is capable of deciphering the budget so someone is surely giving him inside info and telling what to write.

December 22, 2011 2:20 PM
Blogger Jonathan Taylor said…

2:12 That is why Albero is amusing but not a real challenge. I gladly offer my fat ass for him to make fun of in exchange for ridding him of another source from the County Council

December 22, 2011 2:21 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Here’s a HIGH 5 to Jonathan! He singlehandedly fooled and lured not only Albero, but also has proven there is atleast one unscrupulous Wic county council officer holder.
On a more serious note-this is disturbing and should not be condoned by anyone.

December 22, 2011 2:34 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

well, i will hand it to ya, you threw yourself into the mix as well. so can we expect nothing from shields or mitchell finding their way to you as well? i really hope this works. i disagree with almost all of your views, but if you can pull this off, i will be very impressed.

good luck!

December 22, 2011 2:37 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Joe posted a story with a cover picture of a child tied up, Have you noticed Joe always seems to be involved in something happening to a child? And wouldn’t posting that picture be some sort of kiddie porn violation?

December 22, 2011 2:38 PM
Blogger Jonathan Taylor said…

I have never published or received emails from people sent to any Council members of City or County

December 22, 2011 2:40 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

I am very disappointed that someone sitting on the Wicomico County Council would be this devious.

December 22, 2011 2:51 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Riddle me this Batman….he’s claiming that your email to the County Council members is public information because you are seeking ethics charges against them. WTF? I didn’t read anything like that in your email to them. What’s the story here?

December 22, 2011 2:52 PM
Blogger Jonathan Taylor said…

you did not misread, I never mentioned that

December 22, 2011 2:53 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

You know JT, this post of Monsters was so predicable. First, Monster can’t resist slamming you, secound the Earl & Charlie show has now wound down, so Spew click count is low, almost non-existent. What better post could the “Monster of Spew” put up for feeble ego-feeding peep sympathy, and it would also serve to start a fresh non-stop “Mr Anonymous Monster” post after post going again, plus his usual Joseph “The Monster” Albero posts that agree with his “Ass-Ed-ness”. Monster loves lying and fanciful story time. But it will all come to a grinding halt, if the truth ends up being that there was no veteranarian, nor a visible on-line bill/receipt showing the $6,000 operation for “In Pain Charlie” with the veterinarians name attached. No Veterinarians name or praise for the business? That’s a strange thank you from Mr. Integrity, huh? Especially after all the unnecessary upheaval that Monster intentionally created for all of those charged with the taking care of, Ocean City, Maryland and its residents. If it should turn out that part of the story wasn’t true, then the full weight of a contrived story, will have to fall squarely on the shoulders of Mr. Monster the “Pretend Investigative Slogger”. We’re waiting for a name Monster, where is it? JT will put it up, if you or Earl have one, after he checks it out. I don’t think you do.

December 22, 2011 2:53 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

In fact, its The office of the Maryland Prosecutor that investigates this sort of thing.

December 22, 2011 2:59 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Don’t think so 2:59. They prosecute felony, misdemeanor and juvenile cases/crimes. They don’t investigate questionable actions of elected officials if it’s not of a criminal nature.

December 22, 2011 3:15 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Thats where you are wrong. Read
http://www.ospmd.org/ #2

December 22, 2011 3:24 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

misconduct in office does not have to include criminal intent.

December 22, 2011 3:40 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

JoeAlbero said:
“This coming from a guy who is tied at the hips to Barrie Tilghman, Mike Dunn, Lynn Cathcart, Gary Comegys, Louise Smith, Shanie Shields, Al Webster, Tom McGuire, John Robinson and the like.”

this, people, is calling flipping. its basically an admission of guilt, but trying to make the other guy look worse so the heat is off yourself. youre both wrong!

December 22, 2011 3:40 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

I believe the key word here is “State”, 3:24. This office is tasked with dealing with state employees and elected officials as opposed to county.
BTW-hasn’t the state has been on a mission to have the different counties and municipalities come up with a uniform “code of conduct”/ethics code?

December 22, 2011 3:43 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Hey JT! is it me or what? I was looking at ding lings blog an darn if the comments look like they were wrote by the same person.

December 22, 2011 4:14 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Boy oh boy is JoeBoy ever off on a rambling rant! Yep, Joey no matter how you slice and dice it or spin and twirl it the facts is JT SET you up and you fell right into it!
Not only did Joey fall into it, but so did atleast one morally inept, no good childish county council member, who I hope is feeling really proud of themselves at this moment.

December 22, 2011 4:27 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said…

Damn straight info is coming from the county council! Guess what, asshole, you can whine about it all you want but you are not going to stop it. You’re just jealous once again of Albero and the good job he does.

December 22, 2011 4:33 PM
Blogger Jonathan Taylor said…

wow thats funny I said either of us so I included myself in that so you lose again

December 22, 2011 4:37 PM

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Is Free Speech Under Attack, or Just Unethical Bloggers?

A federal judge in Oregon has ruled that a Montana woman sued for defamation was not a journalist when she posted online that an Oregon lawyer acted criminally during a bankruptcy case, a decision with implications for bloggers around the country.

Crystal L. Cox, a blogger from Eureka, Mont., was sued for defamation by attorney Kevin Padrick when she posted online that he was a thug and a thief during the handling of bankruptcy proceedings by him and Obsidian Finance Group LLC.

U.S. District Judge Marco Hernandez found last week that as a blogger, Cox was not a journalist and cannot claim the protections afforded to mainstream reporters and news outlets.

Although media experts said Wednesday that the ruling would have little effect on the definition of journalism, it casts a shadow on those who work in nontraditional media since it highlights the lack of case law that could protect them and the fact that current state shield laws for journalists are not covering recent developments in online media.

“My advice to bloggers operating in the state of Oregon is lobby to get your shield law improved so bloggers are covered,” said Lucy Dalglish, executive director of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. “But do not expect the shield law to provide you a defense in a libel case where you want to rely on an anonymous source for that information.”

The judge ruled that Cox was not protected by Oregon’s shield law from having to produce sources, saying even though Cox defines herself as media, she was not affiliated with any mainstream outlet. He added that the shield law does not apply to civil actions for defamation.

Hernandez said Cox was not a journalist because she offered no professional qualifications as a journalist or legitimate news outlet. She had no journalism education, credentials or affiliation with a recognized news outlet, proof of adhering to journalistic standards such as editing or checking her facts, evidence she produced an independent product or evidence she ever tried to get both sides of the story.

Cox said she considered herself a journalist, producing more than 400 blogs over the past five years, with a proprietary technique to get her postings on the top of search engines where they get the most notice.

“What could be more mainstream than the Internet and the top of the search engine?” she said.

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The New Vile and Disgusting Hippie Movement has Invaded Salisbury Maryland

If I did not laugh at these idiots, I would have exploded. I do understand idiots are running this country into the crapper, although, I had no idea that the bottom 50% who pay NO taxes, in fact, pay all the taxes. I am confused. The stupid people who vote those into office who make policies that cause the problems, are now demonstrating against those very policies from the people they put into office. Is this the twilight zone? The very people who cause the problems are now demonstrating against those from whom they get their benefits? WTF? Going Galt makes more sense now than ever.

My message to the liberal idiots ruining this country, Kiss My Azz! I am tired of YOU! I am tired of working to feed YOU. I am responsible for me and my family, not you and yours. get a job, get a life, and freaking learn some history. You should be ashamed your picture is on this post. You are pathetic, lazy and stupid people. God have mercy on your soul, because I am too worn out working to care what happens to you, AnyMore!

America was made great by people at polar opposite of your thinking. I must say, I am ashamed that these type of people call themselves Americans. Shame on Liberals. Shame on the lazy, arrogant and pathetic people who NEED government to take care of them. Shame on the violent, lazy, arrogant, ignorant and stupid communist of America and of the world.

At least they did not defecate all over downtown Salisbury like they have all over America and across the world.

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Wicomico County Personnel Lay Offs? Nope.

Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt plans to meet with the county department heads this Friday, to discuss the how the 2012 budget will effect county personnel. It’s speculated that there will be an announcement of at least one layoff.

The problem is, the layoffs already occurred. It was personnel from Planning and Zoning….but guess what?

and you won’t believe this…… They were REHIRED at Public Works, with, yes, a RAISE.

Look for the spin on Friday.

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State Election Board OK With casa de maryland Taking The Petition Signatures to Kinkos to Copy!

By Delegate Smigiel

It never ceases to amaze me what kind of events occur under the heading of ”You can’t make this stuff up!”

Delegate Parrott called to tell me of a new problem he was having with the State Election Board wanting to allow the illegal immigrant support group, CASA de Maryland, (CASA) to take possession of the 67,000 petition signatures so they could be copied at a local copy center. Neil said that he was told our side would not be able to have anyone present while CASA was making its copies of our petitions.

At first I thought, poor Neil, the pressure has gotten to him and he is now imagining outrageous impossible scenarios which could materialize to destroy all the hard work that thousands of volunteers across the State had put in to fulfill the constitutional requirement of taking a question to referendum. Fortunately, Neil is still sane, unfortunately, I think the election board has lost its collective mind.
When I called to inquire as to whether what Neil had told me was correct I was greeted with a certain amount of incredulity. It appeared the election board personnel were just as shocked that I would be questioning their proposed plan as I was at hearing of their plan.

I explained that in my 22 years as an attorney who often sued governments and thus needed to obtain documents, it had always been the practice of government agencies, in my experience, to request so much per page, usually 25 cents. The agency would copy the requested documents and I would sometimes also be billed for the employees cost of copying the documents if it were a particularly large copy request. The election board explained they did not have the personnel to copy all these documents. It was explained to me that allowing the party requesting copies of petitions to take them to be copied elsewhere is the way that the requests had been handled in the past. The ACLU in particular had been allowed to do this in the past.

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Maryland is killing participatory democracy

As The Sun’s recent editorial noted, the right to petition almost no longer exists in Maryland (“Technicalities kill another petition,” May 23). The Frederick petition is only the latest in a very long line of petition drives that have failed to qualify for the ballot in recent years.

And this problem affects small political parties as well as ballot questions — currently, all three of Maryland’s small parties have lost their status as recognized political parties and are no longer able to nominate candidates for public office. In particular, the Green Party, which has been getting more and more votes in every Baltimore City election, will be unable to nominate candidates for this year’s election unless its ballot access is restored by July 1.

But fortunately, political parties are more permanent organizations than referendum and initiative groups, and we have decades of experience with ballot access law. So Maryland’s Libertarian and Green Parties have joined together as co-plaintiffs in a lawsuit attempting to reestablish the fundamental right to petition that Maryland voters once enjoyed. The rule in Maryland has always been that whatever our policy differences, we’re all in the same boat on ballot access.

Each party submitted about 15,000 petition signatures to regain its political party status to the Maryland State Board of Elections, but election officials will not recertify either party — even though they admit that more than the required 10,000 registered voters have signed each of our petitions. We argue that they are seriously misinterpreting the case law and applying a signature verification standard that is much more strict than is legally justified.

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