Cleaning up leftover business. Vance Phillips files for another term, the Sussex Council argument AGAINST the Sherriff, Ruth King wants women paid equally….much more.
Silly Suggestion that DNREC take over Delaware voted down
Though I’ve been following this drama of DNREC and the so-called Wetland Advisory Committee I really do not know where this committee came from or why on earth Markell thought the committee would return singing and dancing with the news that Sussex county desperately wants DNREC to take over half its land, that the farmers and property owners are delighted to be relieved of the boredom of land care.
Whatever, this Wetland Advisory Committee, which my muddle mind recalls consists of all kinds of folk to include Sussex county representatives, farmers, the vaunted bureaucracies, of course.
Heh. Well the majority of them said no on April 9, what the hell did Markell think would be the result of such a stupid thing?
Battered Councilman Vance Phillips files for another term
In what has to be a public relations coup of the century, within a few days of the horrific condemnation of a SEATED Sussex councilman by the Sussex county GOP, Vance Phillips filed for another term and pushed back at those who want him gone.
The Sussex county GOP did, very publicly and without taste, throw Phillips under the bus, yes this same Sussex GOP that warns us NOT to primary the Blue Blood elected Republicans then goes and does even worse.
For to primary an elected Republican is to give his or her constituents a choice in the matter. But to go public and lambaste an elected guy is tasteless and nothing less.
For the record, I’d feel the same way if the Sussex GOP did this to George Cole, a fellow who really needs to be replaced for his addiction to law making.
It was in poor taste and only presents to the public a fractured and crumbling Sussex county GOP.
Which it is.
In due course I will be speaking to the Sussex GOP PR guru and promise to give THEIR side of the story.
Ruth Briggs King participates in vapid and silly PR session
Right now let me give my apologies to Ms. King. She looks great and I know that people in elected positions have to sometimes do things like this.
So I don’t want to drown King in my sarcasm because it’s not really about her.
How could King NOT agree to show enthusiasm for “equal pay day” and to protest the fact that women are paid less than men?
I mean, come on. It’s a bipartisan thing and likely the only bipartisan thing Dems and Pubs can agree on anymore.
There comes a time when the silly games get old.
This women’s pay thing got pulled out of the mothballs and it has to be awful to pretend like this is something serious.
My former congress critter, Barbara Mikulski even espoused that laws be made to make all payroll salaries public information!
They won’t be happy until that is exactly what they get and from then on all salaries for jobs will be federally mandated to a delicious socialist end.
In case you guys didn’t know what this is all about.
I think it’s sad that a classy Republican elected woman has to participate in our own country’s destruction.
STATE GOP HEARD FROM!
Oh I bet the Sussex GOP hears from the state guys quite a bit. As I consider, it’s the state guys that want Vance Phillips out of there.
The new gas tax opens the door for Republicans to call for a more wide-ranging public debate about a better, fairer way
Said by Delaware GOP chair Charlie Copeland.
Deep. Real Deep.
Sussex County’s View of the Sherriff
So I promised a response of sorts by the Sussex county council to the flap about Sherriff Christopher and I have one.
It’s a matter of public record and so I perused the compilation of concerns and complaints by the Sussex county council to Sherriff Jeff Christopher’s ….eh…antics.
It’s simple matter really. Sherriff Christopher thought a Sherriff’s job consisted of certain duties and he ran his department that way.
Sussex county council, meanwhile, considered the main duties of the Sherriff’s office to be delivering subpoenas and eviction notices.
Christopher kept doing stuff that frankly, made me smile, He’d send deputies to addresses transmitted over police radio, his deputies made traffic stops, somehow Christopher managed to worm his way into some police database or another.
Back in my day we had job descriptions clearly written and I had to do the job like it said or they’d throw me out.
I don’t know if the good Sherriff had a job description but give him credit, he stuck to his guns, so to speak, up through the court system.
The bigger problem, the elephant in the room, as The Wise I has wool-gathered, is that the Sherriff is elected in Sussex county and the people do like this.
However, the Sussex council FUNDS the Sherriff’s office and without money good intentions often are stymied.
Sussex county, come on, it’s Sussex county, a weird, constantly growing place that has it all, farms, resorts, sea side, bay side, one of the largest homosexual communities on the east coast, family retreats, low property taxes….it’s a great place.
And it’s probably not ideal for a Sherriff police situation, I kind of understand that. But in a world where police seem to be given more and more power, the people, especially us heathens in Sussex county, kind of like the idea of an elected head of law enforcement.
Hey, Jeff Christopher is running for Sherriff and he has an opponent. Let’s see how this goes.
If Christopher wins maybe the county council needs to reconsider how to effectively fit the guy elected by the citizens more snugly in the policing of the county.
Finally, New Sussex Resident Granddaughter Sums It Up
My daughter and her family moved to Sussex county last year and there’ve been adjustments. Before the move they lived in Baltimore, nothing like Sussex county.
It began with the chicken trucks. Daughter and granddaughter argue about a truck in front of them as they drive. Granddaughter insists it’s a chicken truck.
“Mom, if I know anything, I know my chicken trucks.”
Child rides a school bus two hours a day and, indeed, knows her chicken trucks.
And so the other day the Delaware air is permeated as only Delaware air can be. We all know it, we smell it, in due course our noses adjust.
Daughter complains about the heavy “farm” smell in the air. Granddaughter takes a whiff and says, I am not making this up: “Smells like home”.
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