Article by: Don Ayotte, Managing Editor
Photos by: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer/ Photographer
A “RESISTANCE” rally organized by Sussex County Democratic Party activists took place at 2:30 pm on Sunday February 12th to protest newly elected President Trump’s immigration policy and crackdown of illegal immigrants residing in the U.S.
Signs critical of the President , his policies and against hate and racism in general were numerous among the crowd of approximately 300 people. Passing motorists occasionally shouted "TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP!" in response.
“NO Hate NO Fear, Immigrants are Welcome Here!” was the major chant in protest of the President’s recent executive order, temporarily suspending immigration from seven predominantly Islamic countries until more thorough background check policies can be implemented. The rally was mainly in opposition to the Read more
Approximately 300 people gathered on the Circle in Georgetown DE, earlier this afternoon in protest of President Trump’s nomination of Jeff Sessions for US Attorney General, his executive order temporarily banning immigration from seven predominantly Islamic countries and the proposed wall along the US-Mexico border.
After the rally, many people packed Sussex County Democratic Headquarters on nearby Pine Street, where a resistance strategy session is ongoing.
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By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer
Hundreds of people gathered at various points along DE RT 1 from Milford to Smyrna in honor of slain Delaware Corrections Officer, Sgt. Steven Floyd, earlier this afternoon. Various local fire companies displayed large American Flags, suspended from ladder trucks stationed on overpasses as their members stood at attention
State agencies and local police departments, including the Department of Corrections, State Police, DELDOT as well as the Delaware National Guard actively participated. Police delegations from surrounding states were also present as we're some Delaware citizens groups.
Sgt. Floyd ( a sixteen-year veteran of the DOC) was killed during the February 2 Building C hostage incident in the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna. Throughout last week, flags in Delaware were lowered to half staff in his honor. He was buried with full honors in Barrett's Chapel Cemetery. Read more
By Don Ayotte
What Is Your Choice; Neoliberalism Or Constitutional Republic
The truth about politics and political parties really is: Both are relative to what you and everybody believes they are, regardless of what they tell you they are. This is why both the Republican and Democratic parties have lost credibility with a large majority of the American public. President Trump is not a republican, even though he ran on the republican ticket. Instead, he is an Independent Populist. He believes in America and the American people.
In reality, there is no far-left, left-of-center, center, right of center or far right, only political power and “popular issues” with popular candidates, who endorse those issues. This interpretation might sound like populism but that also is just another relative term to be determined by the hearer.
That earth’s people start thinking for themselves Read more
By Don Ayotte
The Loss Of Federal Funding Will Be Delaware’s Stature as an “Ad Hoc” Sanctuary State.
Senator Carper should not be sniveling and whining about losing federal funding for environmental projects. He will lose our funding himself as well as Delaware’s Socialist Liberal Leadership for becoming an “Ad Hoc” sanctuary state.
The citizens of our state have had to pay the price far too long for illegal aliens that have entered our great nation, in spite of our laws, under the administration of an underachieving slack-jawed President Obama.
Delaware’s Liberal Leading Henchmen gladly jumped aboard the “Free-Wagontrain” of federal grants to our state, as long as they supported the “Sanctuary State” bandwagon that Obama forced on the American people. Well folks, the free ride is over for those of you who benefited in many ways at the Delaware Citizen’s Read more
By: Ken Abraham, former DE Deputy Attorney General
The death of Officer Floyd is a tragedy, whether or not he was one of the abusive guards who is a disgrace to the hundreds who go in there and try to do their jobs properly ( and I hear that he was ). However, it does not surprise me. Having SEEN what goes on in our prisons, as I posted recently on our website, two words can account for most of the prison problems: NO ACCOUNTABILITY. Unless and until guards and others, like medical staffers, who commit crimes from property theft, serious neglect of medical problems, to filing false reports, to outright uncalled for brutal beatings of inmates, are PROSECUTED, we will see the same problems.
See our website, on "Prison Abuse" articles for much more. What is needed is not some "Commission or Task Force", and not a federal investigation as a colleague suggested. With such an investigation Read more
Saul Alinsky’s book. “Rules For Radicals,” was first named “Rules For Revolution,” and has caused untold controversy since Alinsky published the book in 1971. I realize that one diary will not be enough to communicate the content of destruction this book holds for our Republic.
When I first bought the book, I vowed to read it cover to cover before donning my pencil to write even one word. Alinsky opens in the book’s prologue by writing, “The revolutionary force today has two targets, moral as well as material. Its young protagonists are one moment reminiscent of the idealistic early Christians, yet they also urge violence and cry, “Burn the system down!”
Alinsky’s tactics were based not on Stalin’s revolutionary violence, but instead on the neo-Marxist strategies of Antonio Gramsci, an Italian communist. Relying on gradualism, infiltration and the, “dialectic Read more
By: C. Linwood Jackson, President NAACP Delaware State Conference
MOVING FROM REVOLT TO RESOLUTION
Finding a Path Forward Through Collaboration
First and foremost, our condolences and prayers go out to Sgt. Steven Floyd's family. Loss of life under any circumstances is unconscionable. I believe we all prayed for an outcome where there would be no loss of life and again we mourn along with everyone affected by this.
We have spoken briefly with the warden at the James T. Vaughn Correctional
Center and expressed our interest in working with him in particular and the DOC
in general, in partnership with our NAACP prison branch to resolve any persistent
issues highlighted by the demands made by the prisoners involved with this
unfortunate turn of events.
We hope that as the investigation moves on to identify Read more
Governor Carney pledges not stone will be left unturned in quest to prevent reoccurance.
Protestors supporting the prisoners and counter protestors
The Fallen Officer
Bipartisan Praise For The “Impossible To Oppose” Judge Neil Gorsuch
“Sterling Legal And Academic Credentials” … “A Brilliant Legal Mind” … “Very Ethical” … “An Exceptional Jurist”
Above The Law’s David Lat On Judge Gorsuch: “Stellar Credentials…” “In my view, the choice between Judge Gorsuch and Judge Hardiman comes down to how Establishment and elitist the president wants to be. Both judges have stellar credentials, but Judge Gorsuch’s shine just a little more brightly.” (David Lat, “Supreme Court Update: And Then There Were Four,” Above The Law, 1/24/17)
Lat: “He’s Brilliant, Conservative And Impossible To Oppose.” (Mark K. Matthews And Kirk Mitchell, “What You Need To Know About Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s Rumored Top Pick For The Supreme Court,” Denver Post, 1/30/17)
SCOTUSBlog’s Eric Citron: “[Gorsuch’s] Read more
Yates was fired according to Steve Miller, senior counsel to the President because of her betrayal of her constitutional duty.
The people who are calling the travel pause from 7 nations a Muslim ban are insulting Muslims. It is a pause to retool our screening to ban extremists and protect the majority. Is it good or bad? We shall see in 90 days.
Everyone needs to take a breath. Turn off fake news CNN and read the actual orders. I have never seen a network be so irresponsible.
Could President Trump's eventual policy be terrible? Yes. It could also be terrific or anywhere in between. There is nothing evil about 90 days to design new policies. Let's see the new policies.
I know that the previous administration had been disgraceful. It recognized that Christians in Syria and Iraq were subjected to genocide and did nothing to allow them in. Why protest the guy doing the right thing? They are so misinformed, it is heartbreaking.
The way to stop the disinformation is with real love. To protect Christians, you Read more
Trump Enters The Arena, Taking The Bull By The Horns
While a majority are extremely pleased with Trumps first week in office, the progressive left and other leftist women organizations seemed to have week-long protests, with women dressed in vile costumes, brandishing profane placards, while their male counterparts cheered them on. These protests would cause even the most liberal of parents to prohibit their small children from watching their disgusting antics as they are broadcast on national media.
Immediately after being sworn in, the new President ordered federal agencies to ease the “regulatory burdens” of ObamaCare. Agencies were ordered to waive, defer, grant exemptions from or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of Obamacare in hopes that this order will lower the burden on individuals, families and patients as the President and the Congress work Read more
By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer
The Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) has announced its decision to move its Doomsday Clock forward to two and one half minutes to Midnight, last Friday at 10 AM (EST).
Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington DC, BAS Executive Director and Publisher, Dr. Rachel Bronson announced that " This year’s Clock deliberations felt more urgent than usual. On the big topics that concern the board, world leaders made too little progress in the face of continuing turbulence. In addition to the existential threats posed by nuclear weapons and climate change, new global realities emerged, as trusted sources of information came under attack, fake news was on the rise, and words were used in cavalier and often reckless ways. "
The eighteen-page companion report, "It is two and a half minutes to midnight" (edited Read more
City staff brought a proposal to sign the Walk21 International Walking Charter. It is an effort to use local government to pressure people out of their cars by designing a city to be inhospitable to them. It is from the same fountain as Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030. Considering the fact Dover's Comprehensive Plan is due for revision in the upcoming year, this is worth noting
Are you skeptical? Well hold on to your car keys! Here are some gems from the International Walking Charter. This proposal seeks the following:
Put people on foot at the heart of urban planning
. Give slow transport modes such as
walking and cycling priority over fast modes, and local traffic precedence over long -
Improve land-use and spatial planning, ensuring that new housing, shops, business
parks and public transport stops are located and designed so that people can reach
them Read more
Trump Offers Message Of Greatness, Prosperity And Unity!
President Donald J. Trump takes America by storm on his first day by including all Americans in his vision for America to "become great again." Crowds filled the Mall long before Trump was sworn in as America's 45th President.
"We are one nation and their pain is our pain, their dreams are our dreams and their success our success. We share one heart, one home and one glorious destiny," Trump said during his inaugural address.
A nation held its breath while Trump's 16 minute speech appeared to unite many, and provide the hope that has been lacking for nearly a decade. Inspiration seem to flow into the crowd as America's citizens cheered with tears of joy and thankfulness at he took the oath of office.
"The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to ALL Americans," said the new president, while millions Read more
Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: Thank you.
We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people.
Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come.
We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.
Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent.
Today's ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another -- but we are Read more
By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer
There is an art to the peaceful, orderly and effective transition of power. The problems of partisan politics should (at least in theory) be supplanted with the problems of governance, as political ideology has its stark limitations when applied to complex economic, social, environmental and technological problems. Accordingly, the time for rhetoric and slogans is over as the time for creativity, innovation, insight, effective management and common sense dawns across the nation. In essence, we need less noise and more signal – less distraction and more focus.
Personalities aside, the incoming President and the entire nation face massive challenges on an unprecedented scale, as the exponential function applies both graphically and psychologically.
The President and the nation collectively face the following adverse scenario:
1) Read more
A Nation Divided Takes No Prisoners
Time has finally arrived when the media is considered so powerful they believe they can sway elections. The days of Walter Cronkite style journalism are over and so is the credibility of national news agencies. Many people have not respected or trusted the national media for at least a couple of decades, myself as well and I don't believe we have hit bottom yet.
Even FoxNews' Megyn Kelly, during the presidential debates was given the task as a moderator and arrived as a viscous opinionated attack dog journalist with a personal agenda of women's rights instead of asking questions about global or national issues.
Recently Donald Trump justifiably accused NBC of presenting "Fake News" to the public as legitimate news stories: "Totally biased @NBCNews went out of its way to say that the big announcement from Ford, G.M., Lockheed and others that Read more
Massive Protests and Demonstrations By Many Organizations Planned For Inauguration Day and Days Leading To It.
Opponents of Donald Trump plan massive demonstrations for Inauguration Day in Washington DC along with other cities. They plan to block traffic and generally become a nuisance, create media coverage and generally show themselves as taking the phrase “sore loser” to a new high.
According to news sources, Anti-Trump minions and haters plan to cause havoc using “blockade” tactics to cause massive disruptions at security checkpoints to a dance party outside the VP-elect Mike Pence’s house. An organization called #DisruptJ20 has announced various plans to cause as much disruption as possible at Trump’s inauguration as well as the days leading up to it.
Local marijuana advocacy group DCMJ will begin handing out 4,200 free joints, (which is legal under DC law) to Read more