Ruth Briggs-King performs well in debate, Bodenweiser case to be re-tried. Yeah, let’s take a look at that I-495 bridge joke and how one contractor might have caused it all. More but be warned, snark involved.
Ruth Briggs-King and Rappa Debate
The debate was sponsored by the Delaware Manufactured Homeowners Association and already I got an attitude.
First, there is no “yellow sided little rancher” housing association so right there you don’t have a community issue. Instead you have a group that exists to represent the TYPE of housing lived in.
Which seems odd to me. The bigger issue with the DMHA is that they want to demand that state government control the rates the landowners of the manufactured housing parks can charge, one step closer to socialism.
Instead of, say, teaching those buying manufactured housing that they might be entering in a many-yeared land-lease agreement that could be a problem as land rental rates increase-these folks would rather force the government to control rates charged by the nasty landowners.
King’s opponent-Rappa, brags that she’ll do a better job because she would be part of the majority party.
She’s got a lot of bravado, eh?
Imagine your argument that you are the best person for the job because THERE ARE MORE OF YOU!
Bodenweiser Case to Be Retried
Folks whatever you might think of Eric Bodenweiser, no human being should be subject to the torture this state is putting him through.
Yes, he was charged with doing something sexual with a “child”, this some 20+ years ago. This case has had quite a bit of publicity as the man was arrested on the day after his election, an action that looks suspicious right there.
Well they couldn’t arrest Eric BEFORE the election because his accuser, a felon living in the shadows in Florida, would not testify. After Bodenweiser got elected this felon gets a case of civil loyalty and decides he would testify.
Stinks….it just stinks. And don’t forget that the citizens in Bodenweiser’s district….SD19, ELECTED HIM. We have a vested interest in a man elected by the people suddenly arrested the day after his election.
The charges began at 128 and eventually the jury culled them down to ….get this…JUST ONE!
A third degree charge of “offensive touching”. And THAT resulted in a hung jury!
And they’re going to try this again?
I don’t see any victims coming out of the woodwork while all this was going on. We got one questionable guy who refused to testify until there was no choice or Eric got to keep his duly elected job.
Stinks, it all just stinks.
I will be investigating this and come back in the future.
Because if they do this to Eric Bodenweiser, they will do it to you.
Ken Simpler Got Drunk In College
As I’ve written before in this column, this strange Republican primary race for state treasurer between two very good candidates is odd.
Understand I think everyone who wants to run should be allowed to run and if Sher Valenzuela is ambitious and wants to knock Ken Simpler out, have at it.
But it sure seems suspiciously antagonistic and now we got a college incident thrown in with accusations of hedge fund participation and a plan to open a casino-all against Simpler.
Simpler comes out against Valenzuela and while I love a good fight, I’d rather it be between a Democrat and a Republican.
“While my opponents will want to popularize the notion I was sentence to serve 30 days, the judge was making a statement. He knew he was making a statement. It was reversed, and I did community service and paid a $500 fine.”
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Compiled by the Campaign for Liberty, it’s clever and a great resource.
Let’s Talk About That Bridge on I-495
Oh my goodness isn’t this little gem growing all out of proportion?
Of course this fits the agenda for President Obama, who made a visit to our tilting bridge into a grand photo-op.
But the story is darker and more sinister, is it not?
An investigation found that someone dumped 55 thousand tons of dirt under the bridge causing the piers to shift and crack. Keogh Contracting owns the dirt and is helping to haul it away, but that much dirt doesn’t just appear overnight. It has to be approved with government permits, especially since much of the dirt was piled high on state owned land.
Copeland is calling for a federal investigation. “DENREC is pointing at DELDOT, DELDOT is pointing at The City of Wilmington, the City of Wilmington is pointing at who knows what,” he says. “And at the end of the day there are so many hands there and there is no accountability. The state of Delaware has no vested interest in finding that they were at fault.”
Seems there’s a contractor who was using that land around the base of that bridge to pile up dirt to sell. The land, coincidentally, was owned by the contractor’s father.
But it doesn’t stop there. Those contractors had permission to pile up that dirt. Where did the dirt come from? Who gave the permission?
More millions wasted and everybody keeps their job.
What’s With This Book?
The book title is “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” and the Cape Henlopen school district has removed this book from its recommended summer reading list.
Which is all causing a bit of a flap in that this book is a tale of a lesbian teen sent to a camp to take all the gay-ness out of her.
This book is endorsed by a gay group known as “Afterellen.com” and I’m guessing the result is an unhappy lesbian girl mistreated and abused by her bible captors who try to make her normal.
The reason this book was removed, per the school board, was its excessive profanity.
This whole issue is causing a bit of a flap and keeping eyes upon.
Medical Examiner Fired-Steve Smyk Takes a Bow
Delaware has a new “Division of Forensic Science” with the old OCME now closed.
The state stands to lose a lot of cases due to the mishandling of forensic evidence, goodness, a Delaware official not doing his job, will wonders ever cease?
Mine State Rep. Steve Smyk got a little glory, this former Delaware State Trooper was a co-sponsor of SB 241.
State Rep. Steve Smyk, R-Lewes-Milton, was a co-sponsor of the bipartisan SB 241 and has been a leading critic of the performance of the OCME. A retired Delaware State Police Trooper, Rep. Smyk said in addition to its other shortcomings, the OCME had been largely unresponsive in supplying testimony required to prosecute drug cases. He said state officials need to be mindful of that necessity as they establish the Division of Forensic Science.
Kudos to Steve!
Ending with a Shocking Revelation
Seems tolls have gone up along Route one and I learned that under Delaware state law, DelDOT has the authority to set toll rates.
So President Obama gets mad at Delaware for not taking his border children, calls up Deldot, has them raise the toll rate to $100 a trip.
Kind of like NJ’s Bill Christy and the bridge.
Do not think it can’t happen, giving all these unelected bureaucrats all this power.
I will say I tole ya so.
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NEXT : Hoping to do an in depth analysis of this Bodenweiser decision .