Delaware Politics and Tidbits-Read It and Weep-The__7/28/13__Edition

Speaking Before the Sussex County Council-Making Local Gubmint Aware of Serious Issues It was a Tuesday, July 23, 2013 and I was nervous. I refer yon readers to my column stating my "mission" and why I was so determined. ON A MISSION-Read how one woman is taking on Sussex County and the all powerful bureaucrats. It was a most interesting day, ladies and gems, and the quest goes on. Several people showed up with me that fateful day, all members of Delaware's Independent Party. One is co-columnist of mine, Don Ayotte, and as I see it, Don not only conducted himself beautifully, he got to what might well be the core of the problem. More on this later. Quick summary: my quest involves obtaining (or creating as the case may be) the rules for handling property boundary disputes. For I'd been SERVED with notice that by a date specific I was to remove my back fence or a constable Read more

What Became of ‘America the Beautiful’

The America I grew up in had value. It had emerged as a nation 150 years before, from the feudal oppression of England and Europe. People had fled , seeking freedom from religious, economic and physical slavery. They had come to the new America with vision to build communities where families were strong and values meant something. They came from every walk of life but each had the opportunity to succeed according to the vision they held within themselves. Although I was born in 1946, I grew up in the 1950's and 60's, in a nation that was strong, proud and united.. I grew up in an America that was known for the quality of its manufacturing. Blue collar workers looked forward into a future of a prospering nation where their children could have any future they envisioned. The America I grew up in, we camped out in state parks, having fun sitting around campfires trading humor and Read more

Delaware Politics and Tidbits-Read It and Weep-The__7/21/13__Edition

Duke Brooks-Sussex GOP Communications Director-Portrait of a Moderate Most of us have, most likely, heard the voice of Duke Brooks as he was a radio host on WGMD a few years ago. My husband loved to listen to Brooks and for many a now nostalgic evening I'd hear the voice of Duke as he waxed on about all things political over the local radio air waves. Brooks is now the Sussex county GOP's Communications Director and also serves as a Republican ED in Representative District #14. Duke is deeply involved in local politics and he set me straight on a lot of local matters. Sometimes I wasn't very happy with his responses. Which is not to say that Brooks isn't very adapt at his craft. He knows the spoken word very well, he has the requisite moderate Republican talking points down pat. John Siegler's resignation was in no way related to Nelly Jordan's election, he assured me. Charlie Read more

Christine Victimized by Misuse of IRS

She has been vindicated, but don’t expect justice for Christine. Former Delaware U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell was victimized by an inaccurate tax information leak in 2010 designed to damage her reputation. Using a reciprocity agreement, a state tax auditor accessed her information and someone leaked inaccurate information to the public. State officials seem not to care who did it. They should. The next time, it could be one of them. If you allow the system to be abused because it hurts the other side today, who will speak up to defend you when the table turns? This is bigger than one woman. It is about whether any of us can trust our government with private information. It is also about can we trust the state government to tell us the truth.

Is it time to Amend the Preamble?

The visionaries who gave us the model republic for humanity summed up their intention for that inspired document called the U.S. Constitution this way in its preamble. We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. It is simple, profound, and visionary. It is a mission statement for the federal government. What other government had as a primary purpose to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity? It is part of what made us unique in the world. The purposes of the federal government could be counted on the fingers of one hand, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide Read more

Roderick Scott the black George Zimmerman

The usual liberal race hucksters have been saying for at least a year that, if Trayvon Martin had been white, and Zimmerman had been black, then Zimmerman would have been convicted instantly. Heck, the liberals have implied that Zimmerman would have been lynched had he been black! Well, as usual, the liberals just can never get their facts straight. So, Meet Roderick Scott. Mr. Scott is a black man from the small town of Greece N.Y. which is outside of Rochester. In the early morning hours of April 4th 2009, Mr. Scott thought he saw 3 teenagers breaking into his neighbors' cars. Mr. Scott grabbed a handgun, for which he had a legal permit, and then went to the end of his driveway and ordered the teenagers to remain where they were and to wait for the police. At this point 17 year old Christopher Cervini allegedly advanced towards Scott and displayed anger. There Read more

On A Mission

I missed my weekly column this past week because, well I hadn't interviewed anyone. Because I was disenchanted. Because I was restless. Because I needed to take an action. Now, yon ladies and gems, I have a mission. Wish me luck. Here's the background, please forgive me to those who bore, this story has been in my posts several times. But I can't get over the fact that something is terribly wrong in Sussex County Delaware. Right-SUSSEX COUNTY-not Newcastle or Kent.-SUSSEX. Although, I dunno, could also be the northern counties. For I have never had the Planning and Zoning Inspector of those counties send me a letter vowing to tear my fence on my private property by a certain date. But Dean Pettyjohn, Planning and Zoning Inspector of Sussex County sent me such a letter and it was not a threat. He told me to tear it down or his constable will. Is this not the United States of America? Read more

Announcement: An Evening And Dinner With Dr. Ben Carson

Internationally renowned speaker Dr. Benjamin Carson will be the guest of the Delaware chapter of the Frederick Douglass Foundation at a dinner at Dover Downs Hotel and Conference Center in Dover on Saturday, August 10, at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $100 and include dinner. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., grew up in a single parent home challenged by dire poverty. Because of the efforts of his mother, he overcame poor grades, a horrible temper and low self-esteem. His mother, with only a third-grade education, challenged her sons to strive for excellence. He persevered and rose to become a full professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he has directed pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center for more than a quarter century. Dr. Carson became the inaugural Read more

Charlie is the man

If I were former Senate Minority Leader Charlie Copeland’s political advisor, I would say run away from the Republican State Committee nomination. If I were around as a party delegate, I would fall all over myself to support his nomination. I have known Senator Copeland for years and I know that he is the best person in the state to guide the Delaware Republican party from the basement to leadership. I believe Mr. Copeland will be wise enough to utilize the very talented committee around him and respected enough to attract new talent. He understands that we must strengthen our connection with our base and make alliances and coalitions. It is not an either /or proposition. Charlie Copeland is my kind of conservative. He is strongly attuned to the need to have a fiscally strong state. He understands the government belongs to all of the people regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, Read more

In Delaware, They Lynch Negros, Part II

Cross-posted in While Dealing with the "Dover Human Relations Commission's" (DHRC) Response To Action Form, " I will address the alleged assault and attempted lynching of Mr. Henry Fordham. I will include information in the Response To Action Form as well as modus operandi of other alleged lynchings as well as conclusions from investigative political activists. Before launching into fresh material, I will briefly refresh the reader of the alleged lynchings of two African Americans in or about Silver Lake Park in Dover Delaware. On Sunday October 17, 2010, a 19 year-old Wesley College student from Edison, New Jersey was found hanging from a tree suspended by two belts linked together, in an alley off of the 200 block of Governor's Ave. in Dover. Charles Conley was a well-liked, athletic and intelligent young man, with no apparent reason to commit suicide. Although Read more

Delaware Politics and Tidbits-Read It and Weep-The__7-7-13__Edition-

The Sussex County Republican Women's Club-Helping Local Politicos With Favored Scholarships; Spreading Craziness. Unfortunately I am going to have to do something here I find very unpleasant. For there are many ladies in the Sussex County Republican Women's Club that I quite like. Which would include Gale White, the current President of the organization and a real charmer of a human being. Folks, I belonged to the SCRWC several years, over a span of as many years. I finally quit because….well this is the unfortunate part. Cause if I'm going to be a humble Blogger out seeking the truth like no Lamestream Journalist ever bothers, I must do it now. I think, now, and before, that the SCRWC is one of the most screwed up and misguided organizations on this planet. This sentiment will probably yield me no future invitations to SCRWC affairs but I have an opinion, I am a Blogger, Read more

Do Americans Really Know What They Want?

I love my fellow Americans, but sometimes I think they need to engage a sense of reality when it comes to politics. 4/5 (78%) of Americans disapprove of the performance of Congress. This is no surprise since the Democrats control the Senate and the Republicans control the House. Republicans disapprove of Harry Reid's "dysfunctional" Senate and Democrats disapprove of the "radical right" House. There is no constituency for approval. Well I guess there is the 17% who cite the effort Congress is making on immigration and other issues or the investigations to keep the government honest. The approval rating is inching up slightly. What is slightly maddening to an informed observer is that the bulk of the disapproval is based upon gridlock and partisan bickering. Can someone say it? Wake up people. You elected a split Congress based upon wildly divergent platforms. How did you think Read more

In Delaware, They Lynch Negros

Research by: Donald Ayotte Doug Beatty Dr. Jahi Issa EShed Alston Part one Yes, I admit plagiarizing my headline from the movie, "The great Debaters," starring Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker, and I also admit, we are far from Marshall Texas and 1935, or so I and many others had thought. This story starts in Dover Delaware on October 17, 2010. A young African American Man, a Wesley College student and star athlete from Edison, New Jersey was found hanging from a tree in an alley off of the 200 block of North Governors Ave in Dover. Charles Conley was found hanging from two belts linked together, according to his mother. Conley was a well liked intelligent young man, with apparently no reason to commit suicide. Although Conley's friends, family and neighbors lend little credibility to the Dover Police's ruling of suicide in Conley's untimely and violent death, the case Read more