It’s Settled. Christopher to pursue write in

Sussex County Sheriff, Jeff Christopher has stated on this morning's Dan Gaffney radio show (105.9) that he intends to pursue the option of running as a write in candidate. Delaware election law requires that a write in candidate declare to election officials by September 30th that he/she is a candidate, in order for the votes to count towards his/her election. The prior law required no such notification. The write in law was changed so that poll workers and election officials would not have to count, record, and report the names of obviously fictional candidates such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Che Guevara, and Zippy the Pinhead, to name a few. Election officials have stated that the extra work involved in dealing with fictional write in votes cost taxpayers $50.00 per name. Mr. Christopher lost his run in the Republican primary for Sussex County Sheriff to Robert T. Lee Read more

Delaware Politics and Tidbits-Read It and Weep-The_9/29/14___Edition-

"Healthy Neighborhoods"-a new plan scaring the hell out of me. Steve Smyk tells of mysterious guys whispering into Delaware legislators' ears….let us discuss. More. Steve Smyk and the Nefarious Legislator-Whisperers ====================================== I like Steve Smyk, really I do. And my little tongue-in-cheek article is not meant to hurt him in this upcoming race as I want him to win. There's something about Steve's smile that is contagious, that draws you to him. The fact that he's a member of my church doesn't hurt. He is my Representative….RD 20. I never heard of him before he got elected. I mostly agree with Smyk in a political fashion but the guy is supported by the police and their union, I am not fooled. While some might call me a purist, a voter who insists on no other alliances or loyalties but my own, I'm willing to give it a go. When Smyk supports a Read more

Evangelicals and Tradtional Catholics: VOTE!

  I've talked with some very keen observers of the political scene.  They know that even in deep blue Delaware, if evangelical and traditional Catholics actually voted their values, conservative candidates would win in a landslide. But due to many reasons, thousands of deeply religious, conservative voters stay home.  It is hard to say why they do not exercise their civic duty and right to vote, but there it is. As Joel Rosenberg notes, it takes only a small number of evangelicals and traditional Catholics to turn things in favor of solid conservative candidates. He adds, "We need pastors registering voters in their churches and teaching the people in their congregations the importance of the civic duty of voting." I wholeheartedly agree with Rosenberg about the importance of pastors urging their congregants to get out and actually VOTE. Religious conservatives need Read more

Michele Bachmann’s farewell–for now

Congresswoman and Tea Party Caucus Founder Michele Bachmann is retiring from Congress after 8 years. She spoke before the Values Voter's Summit. I am disappointed with her retirement because she understood the importance of defending the dollar and opposing the new global market basket currency. This debate with Socialist and Democrat Caucusing Senator Bernie Sanders is classic. She destroys his arguments for bigger government. The famous Gangster Government Speech End Bailout Nation Read more

The National Scene-The Sunday Political Talk Shows 9/28/14

Jeb Bush? Tell me you're kidding? It was terror groups of every name on the Sunday Talk Shows, some don't even exist! FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Tony Blinken, deputy national security adviser; Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Angus King, I-Maine. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pre-empted by coverage of Ryder Cup golf. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Blinken; Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. THIS WEEK (ABC): House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Blinken; Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. So the guy's name really is Blinken and he's deputy national security adviser. Their titles are longer than their names. Meet the Press was not on this week because of golf but not to fear, Candy and Bob Schieffer carried the load. The most intriguing discussion of the day was on ABC's This Week, which is hosted by Steponallofus but I haven't seen Read more

Delaware Politics and Tidbits-Read It and Weep-The_9/23/14___Edition-

The Sussex County Council discusses Freeboard and no, it's not a song. Some upcoming important dates, hearings on a new Rt. 1 shopping center that will make the NIMBY people roar and Phillips takes last minute potshot at Joan Deaver. I am so not into the Sussex county council meeting today as everything discussed was put on hold for more information except for millions of dollars moved in the county pension plans. We begin with "freeboard" height and I'm a bit confused. The county had to vote on the proper height for all buildings in a flood zone….example below. This is all about the federal flood insurance because there are people, ladies and gems, who buy property in known flood zones then expect you and I to pay for flood damage when it inevitably happens. What wasn't clear as I heard over and over that it didn't matter what the county decided as FEMA has the rules and Read more

The Fly on the Wall-Defining “war” and Dealing With ISIS(L)-Who are NOT islamic

======================== Suppose you were a fly on the wall when political discussions were taking place and the TRUTH was being told. No fear of bugs in these sessions, the electronics have been swept and removed if necessary. Except that bug the fly, which has the ability to Blog, intriguingly ====================== I've grown very find of our weekly meetings at this point and consider myself to be almost as good a spinmeister as my human counterparts. To catch up, I am a fly and via Valerie Jarrett's sleeve I slip into these weekly PR spin sessions meant to change public perception of events. It's a neat trick, turning truth into lies, non-fiction into fiction. Flies don't do much but sit around on poop and rotten food so I've come to admire this fine art. Jarrett was, as always, head of these sessions. The other attendees are not known by the public (hell, Jarrett's Read more

The Official Endorsement of Ken Simpler

Now that the primary is over, the unsurprising endorsement of Mr. Ken Simpler to be our next state treasurer is here. It is really so simple. Ken Simpler is the most qualified person to run for the office in a long time at least since Janet Rzewnicki and arguably ever. Janet Rzewnicki showed the value of an elected treasurer having knowledge of the field. She stood up to putting state money in risky derivatives. Having someone with the depth of knowledge that Ken Simpler has could once again professionalize the office. I respect Sean Barney. He is a patriot and a great American. If all other factors were close to equal, he would get my vote based upon his service. Sadly, he has been part of the failures of state policies as the policy guru for leading Democrats. Giving him a platform to do even more ill conceived damage is not wise especially at one of the offices that Read more

Election 2014

The day of the Delaware was also that of the N. H. primary. Now we know that Scott Brown has received a huge boost as Republicans have rallied behind him. Every poll that I see recently has the race tied. Colorado is starting to lean to the GOP. Udall's pro-abortion ads seem to backfiring and he has lost a net of 8 points since blanketing the airwaves with them. Most people are not pro-abortion in this day of ultrasound and his lie that Congressman Gardner wants to ban contraception was so blatant that it blew up in his face. Now he is behind. Democrats are in deep trouble in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Colorado where they are either tied or losing. Those are the friendlier states. Even worse for them, Michigan is tightening again, but the Democrat still leads by 5. If they lose Michigan, it will be a wave. If they have to fight for Michigan, they are really in trouble in North Carolina. Read more

The National Scene-Sunday Political Talk Shows 9/21/14

Ray Rice and the NFL….let's discuss. And Chuck Todd makes most interesting observation.   FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Michael Mullen, former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. THIS WEEK (ABC): Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Oh my goodness y'all know I'm a Ravens fan, right? Born in Baltimore and still fuming how our Colts took off in the middle of the night. Is it really the job of the NFL, when all is said and done, to be decider of how kids are disciplined or wives are slapped? Because that's what this is all turning out to be. All day the discussions raged. One pundit Read more

NJ Democrats Blame Republicans for the Fact Their Candidate Said N-Word While Mooning People

You have to love the brazenness of Democrats. Their council candidate dropped his pants and mooned people while drunk in a diner 7 years ago. What made it worst was yelling the N-word and other profanities while doing it. Imagine if a Republican had done this 7 years ago. With this being public record, you think that he would have addressed this earlier and talked about how long he has been alcohol free. When it was revealed, he choose to drop out. What makes this a big story is the reaction of his fellow Democrats. It is the big bad Republicans fault. Really? Talk about tone deaf politics. If they spent time saying that this was unacceptable, but in the past and talk about the need for redemption and that the man is different today, I respect that. This I don't because it dismisses the offensiveness of the actions. I could vote for him sooner than them. At least he knows it was Read more

Wade Within Striking Distance of Coons

Critics will say Wade may be with in striking distance, but it is a lightning strike. Still, the latest public poll with Rasmussen shows that Wade can indeed win the Senate race if some significant though less than likely things come together. Chris Coons is polling under 50% and Kevin Wade is 15 points down. Wade got a boost off his big primary win. In another year, national money would flow to Delaware where a million dollars could mail, blanket with local radio, target phone call, and flood with internet ads as an insurance policy in case some of the tight races don't pan out or add padding if they do. Calling the Koch brothers, this could be our Scott Brown shocker. It won't happen naturally though. Senator Coons is the favorite and can count on a strong union base in New Castle County. Kevin Wade currently does not have the resources to get his message out to close the deal and the GOP Read more

Sea Rise Awareness Week

This annual event should be the last week of October because it is when they try to scare us for no good reason. At least this week, the theme is actually positive. They want to adapt to sea rise with green solutions. Reestablishing a natural and living shoreline to form barriers against ocean intrusion is something that we can all get behind. In the long run, the only way the successfully fight nature is with nature. The best way to beat it is to join it. Combining technology with natural science gives us the best chance to get flood protection whether or not there is sustained ocean rising. Over the last hundred years, we have tried to fight the oceans, but the oceans will always win. It is better to guide the oceans then at least we will win, at least longer than it matters to us or our grandchildren's children. If the Department of Natural Resources would abandon its scaremongering Read more

The Corporate State and Administrative Regime

We ratified the United States Constitution this day in 1788. 226 years later, we are still governed by this beautiful expression of American self governance. Happy Constitution Day! Tim wrote a good post on the Constitution so I will not duplicate it. I would like to discuss the challenges to it. I think everyone recognizes that perpetual war is a constant challenge to civil liberty and the scope of government. Thanks to the global situation, this is a reality and we must guard ourselves against over reach in the name of national security. I will continue to advocate for civil liberty in time of war. What is often less though of on my side of the aisle is the rise of the corporate ownership of power and wealth. On the left, what is often not thought of is the rise of the Administrative bureaucracy supplanting elected officials. Over the coming months, I would like to challenge Read more

A Little Constitution Goes a Long Way

Today's blogpost is courtesy of National Archive which provided the transcript. All credit goes to The Founding Fathers (listed at the end) and though some will disagree with me, our Creator. Happy Constitution Day!   "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. Article. I. Section. 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. Section. 2. The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and Read more

Delaware Politics and Tidbits-Read It and Weep-The_9/16/14__Edition-

Sussex county council meets again. We need money to fix our roads and what's this thing with byways? And Sam Wilson campaigns in front of a voting place? So the most interesting thing about the Sussex County Council meeting this week didn't even happen at the council meeting. For the council meeting was boring, filled with dreams of money for Sussex roads, reincarnated byways, and monies given to an organization with a Spanish name that has me asking...why? More on all this later. Heh. It would seem that councilman Sam Wilson got a bit enthusiastic at last week's primary and was seen shouting and politicking outside of a polling place. WGMD interviewed Sam Wilson-who called in to defend himself against the allegations. Sam said he was over a hundred feet from the place where people vote while WGMD said they were told he was only six feet away from the voters. Well there's Read more

Delaware Politics and Tidbits-Read It and Weep-The_9/15/14__Edition-

Couple of juicy tidbits including Delaware's Republican of the Year, Joe Biden nude and my opinion on the Sherriff Christopher's proposed write-in plan….it pains me to say it. Republican of the Year Our Own DELPOL Editor! =========================== Well he was also named Republican of the month and myself got confused. Now he is the Republican of the Year, congratulations David! Upcoming Event to Prepare for the November Elections ==================== If your organization is sponsoring an event to better prepare the public for these very important upcoming elections let me know and I'll give it a shout on this Blog. For now, some information below: Free, Public Invitation To the First Sussex County General Election Candidates’ Forumon Monday, Sep. 22 at 7 pm – after the Primary Elections. Candidates are invited from 5 Delaware political parties for: US Senator, Read more

The National Scene-the Sunday Political Talk Shows 9/14/14

Defining just exactly is a war from Secretary of State to WH Chief of Staff. Also discussion about football because hey, that's political, right?   FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C; Michael Hayden, a former CIA and National Security Agency director. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; former Secretary of State James Baker; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Secretary of State John Kerry; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas. THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; Education Secretary Arne Duncan. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Harkin; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.; retired Army Lt. Gen. James M. Dubik; retired Army Maj. Gen. Paul D. Eaton. ========================= So Chief of Staff Denis Read more

Blogger Wins Republican of the Year

I first started volunteering for the party as a teen in 1984 for the reelection of President Reagan. Over the past 30 years, I have helped north of 70 candidates in 5 states. I have served this great country in Afghanistan. I have represented our values of more effective, less intrusive government on city council. I have worked to make the party more inclusive and served in many capacities. I love my party. It was an honor to know that my party loves me back. Thank you members of the Executive Committee, especially my own Kent County. Read more