Suspicious Stuff, Local Politico Gossip and Idle Thoughts. Nothing major but super cool tidbits…including Gary Simpson’s “Kumbaya” moment.
WGMD WINS DEAD AIR AWARD!
Actually this is my very own personal award and it took me a while to decide to give it to WGMD.
Now we here on Delmarva are lucky, of a fashion, to have TWO radio stations serving this area, both of them fairly conservative as is Sussex county and the eastern shore of Maryland.
WGMD has Rush Limbaugh on every day and for that reason I listen to this station more than its Sussex alternative, WXDE.
WGMD wins the dead air award because at least once, often more, every day, the station goes dead….total dead air.
Lord I hate this. Seems that WGMD can’t get the Rush commercials and their own features aligned. The dead air doesn’t last too awful long though I remember one night when the air was dead for a couple of hours.
Gary Simpson Sings Kumbya
I can’t find any reference to it on the WGMD web site but I am not crazy, I heard State Senator of District 18 -Gary Simpson-practically sing Kumbaya on the air.
Always get suspicious when a Republican utters this sort of sentiment….it almost always should be translated “Let the Democrats have their way.”
Ruth King Working to Bring the Internet to Sussex County Schlubs.
Ruth King, State Representative of the 37th district, often gets involved in these sort of charitable, feel good type of things and there’s nothing wrong with this. In fact it suits her well.
“We have been working to expand broadband throughout Sussex for quite some time in order to improve the overall quality-of-life in the area, as well as attract new business ventures,”
I’m not sure how King has been working to expand broadband around these parts but it was part of her legislative letter.
What was more surprising was the assertion that according to the Census Bureau Sussex county has the state’s lowest usage of high speed Internet.
I have no idea how the census bureau would know this and yes, Sussex has an elder population but beyond that I suspect we use the Internet as much as most populations.
I’m very suspicious of “expanding broadband” and assertions of stupid Sussex countians.
Some Republican Legislative Appointments
Danny Short, who once famously warned the Sussex GOP executive committee to never run against an incumbent, is the Delaware House Minority Leader while Deborah Hudson will be the House Minority Whip.
Local Schools Get Reward Money
Thirteen Delaware schools have won 2014 honors as state “Recognition Schools” for their exceptional performance and/or closing of achievement gaps. Two of the winners belong to the Cape Henlopen School District.
As I read this the schools get money for this, money to the tune of $50,000./ Mine own granddaughter’s school, Georgetown Elementary, got an award.
I got to wonder what happens to this money.
I am very suspicious of large sums of money given randomly to schools.
The EPA Loves Delaware
Remember Cap and Trade?
It’s still around, a stupid idea to redistribute wealth via the myth of global warming. Mike Castle voted for this, yes he did.
So it would seem that:
According to figures released by RGGI in February, Delaware earned $29,690,897 from the program between the first auction of CO2 allowances in September 2008 and the end of 012.
Seems the EPA supports the Clean Power Plan. And while the above looks like Delaware got some money….I’d like to know what the money was spent on.
I am very suspicious of silly trades based on nonexistent facts.
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