A thought from Gov. Mike Huckabee

If you ever suspected some government employees are paid to sit around, doing nothing, well, you were right… A British-based company called Serco Inc. landed a $1.2 billion federal contract to process applications for Obamacare. At the time, Serco was under investigation for overbilling the British government. But an Obama Administration spokesman insisted it was a “highly skilled company” with a proven track record in providing cost-effective services to federal agencies. But what exactly ARE those services? Some employees in St. Louis told KMOV.com that Serco is paid by the worker, not per application processed. So they’re still hiring, even though they already have staffers who are instructed to just stare at their computer screens for 10 minutes, then hit the “Refresh” button. But it’s not as if the company does nothing. They do have a multi-million dollar lobbying operation Read more

Sussex Unity Announces Rally in support of 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act

We the people. All of us. www.sussexunity.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 30, 2105 Sussex Unity Rallies for Voting Rights on August 6 in Georgetown GEORGETOWN, DE – Sussex Unity will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 on August 6. The rally will begin at 6p.m. on The Circle in Georgetown. Fifty years ago on August 6, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. The ugly violence against peaceful voting-rights marchers in Selma, Alabama in March of that year outraged many Americans and compelled President Johnson to call for comprehensive voting-rights reform. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Samuel Hoff, George Washington, Distinguished Professor of History and Political Science at Delaware State University. Dr. Hoff will provide an historical perspective of voting rights in America, Read more

Judge Orders Temporary Restraining Order Prohibiting the Release Of More Anti-Abortion Videos

Los Angeles Superior Court issued and order Tuesday Prohibiting The Release Of Any Anti-abortion Video By Pro-Life Advocates http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/07/29/restraining-order-issued-against-anti-abortion-group-video/ It appears, Los Angeles doesn't want the truth of America's disgust with Planned Parenthood's trafficking of aborted baby parts to grow in support with the American public. The US Senate will offer legislation in August to defund Planned Parenthood and use the money currently given to the organization to fund other women's health services that don't deal in trafficking of aborted human fetuses. The Center for Medical Progress has released three secretly recorded videos to date that have infuriated anti-abortion activists, according to Foxnews. The videos were recorded of three high-ranking StemExpress officials at restaurants in May. The legal action taken Read more

Meet Eileen O’Shaughnessy-Coleman

"There have been times in my life when the financial burdens of raising two children with autism, along with three other children, has nearly cost us our home. With the help of our family and the community around us, we worked hard and overcame those challenges. I've had to stand-up to bureaucrats to fight for the resources that my kids, and others like them, have needed to deal with what life has thrown them. Over the nearly 25 years I've lived here I've learned that most of my neighbors have had to confront their own unique challenges. I'm running for office to speak out for those that have too often not had a voice. I'm running because I want to help." - Eileen O’Shaughnessy-Coleman Republican Candidate 18th district Representative _________________________________________________________________ Read more

18th District Special Election Lining up

Democrats Pick a Candidate? Representative Michael Barbieri resigned to head up the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health for the Department of Health and Social Services. This has set in motion a special election for sometime in September. Progress is being made regarding finding a replacement. If you are a Democrat, you may be out of luck if you wanted consideration. Democrats had an emergency special meeting last night to look over hand selected candidates and are rumored to have made a decision. David Bentz, who is a legislative aide for the Democratic House Caucus. He is a University of Delaware graduate who previously worked for Pennsylvania House Democrats. Republicans, who are conducting a more open interview process according to GOP Executive Director John Fluharty, plan to have a decision next week "that everyone can support". According to state law, the parties Read more

NJ Democrats Run Silly Gambit

NJ Democrats think that they are trying to show up Chris Christie when in reality they are trying to grandstand. They have introduced a resign to run bill that seems to apply to no other office but governor. If somehow Democrats passed this bill into law, it is more likely to hurt them in the long run.

Most states are proud that they have respected leaders on the national or even global stage. Some states are parochial. New Jersey has not had a President in almost 100 years. Some people with small minds would like to do everything they can to keep it that way. The nation doesn’t matter.

Why the Iranian Deal Makes Us Less Safe

The World in 2022; Consider this scenario. The nuclear deal with Iran 7 years ago made us less safe because it lifted the Arms Embargo on Iran two years ago. This allowed Iran to undermine the Arab countries in the Middle East will turn the Middle East into a war zone between radical Sunni extremists and radical Shiite extremists. It enslaved 300 million people across Southern and Eastern Asia and Northern Africa in a radical reign of terror. It will not stay there. They will enflame Africa and Europe. The Americas will see more terrorism the more isolated they become. The West could see the end of its 500 year cycle and our experiment of liberty is under its greatest challenge since Hitler and Stalin aligned in 1939-40. Now Iran has had 7 years to enrich and consolidate its power over a quarter of the world's oil, it withdrew from the framework. It used the 150 billion dollars Read more

Trump Enters Firestorm with Counter Attack on McCain

I disagree with Senator John McCain and his attacks on those with whom he disagrees. Paul supporters are crazies. Rand Paul is endangering Americans by standing up for liberty. 15,000 people who came to a Trump Rally in Phoenix are crazies. He called Fox News "schizophrenic" on immigration. He is waging an all out war against the "negative" force of the Tea Party. His Superpac spent $300,000 to run allies in party races and displace precinct committee people who supported his censor by the state party. He is wrong. Mr. Donald Trump's off hand insult against Senator McCain however was insulting to those who served in harm's way by one who never served. Trump is in a catch 22. He is afraid to apologize because he thinks it will make him look weak. He needs to find a way to walk back the remarks in a way that is consistent with his support of the troops and veterans. How do you Read more

Khamenei Says Iranian Foreign Policy Towards the US Won’t Change

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer

Speaking officially earlier on Saturday, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that “A landmark nuclear deal with world powers won’t change Iran’s stance toward the arrogant United States government.

While proponents of the recent nuclear accord may speculate that the statement was intended for domestic consumption, opponents will use the comment to strengthen their case.

No word as yet on White House or State Department reaction.

First State Animal Shelter Terminates Public Animal Control Contracts

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer The Board of Directors of the First State Animal Shelter and SPCA (formerly known as the Kent County SPCA) has voted (14-1) on Monday, July 13 to terminate all public animal control enforcement contracts in Delaware, effective 15 September 2015. Instead, the organization (based in Camden, DE) will switch to an "animal rescue and no-kill shelter" operation. The board's decision potentially leaves a gap in related services in the event that various state, county and local officials do not formulate an alternative operational strategy. This includes setting up an animal shelter, training and outfitting of personnel, implementation of legal framework, administrative operations and soliciting bids. The Delaware Office of Animal Welfare recently announced that it would assume direct responsibility for animal control enforcement operations at an estimated Read more

Delaware Congressman John Carney Comments on Iran Nuclear Agreement

Delaware's sole U.S. Representative, John Carney, has issued the following statement on the nuclear agreement with Iran: Congressman Carney Statement on Nuclear Agreement with Iran WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman John Carney (D-DE) today released the following statement on the nuclear agreement with Iran: “I'm pleased to hear that an agreement has been reached -- I look forward to studying the details of it with skeptical and clear eyes. The central question is whether we are indeed better off with the deal than without it. “As I've said all along, a good deal must curtail Iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapons program and put in place a tough regime of inspections that will ensure that Iran is playing by the rules. International inspectors need complete access to Iran's known nuclear facilities and to other secret facilities that might be used to get around the terms of the Read more

Markell Issues Tone Deaf Veto of Parental Opt Out Bill

Governor Markell issued a veto message with his veto of HB 50 in spite of the fact it passed with veto proof majorities. Part of which is below. “HB 50 would undermine the only objective tool we have to understand whether our children are learning and our schools are improving. It has the potential to marginalize our highest need students, threaten tens of millions of dollars of federal funding, and undermine our state’s economic competitiveness – all without adequately addressing the issues that motivated many to support the legislation. That is why educators and school leaders have joined the civil rights community and business leaders in opposing the legislation, and why I am returning the bill unsigned,” wrote the Governor in a statement delivered to the House of Representatives. “I have heard the concerns of some parents and teachers that our students are experiencing Read more

Senator Bryan Townsend Responds to me about SB60–DE Sanctuary State Bill

Thank you David. Here is additional information I have provided to people who have reached out to me: "Although in June I had already decided not to pursue SB 60 even as we moved forward with SB 59, I want to respond to your message with more details and explanation. SB 60 is, along with SB 59, the product of a task force that met in 2014 and issued recommendations. We passed SB 59 this year. I currently do not plan on bringing SB 60 to a Senate vote next year, and I had made that decision more than a month ago once it became clear that SB 60 codifies the current practice of most (if not all) law enforcement agencies in Delaware. That practice is as follows: if someone has been processed for any criminal-related activity and is entitled to release (e.g., turns out they picked up the wrong person; or the person made bail; or there is no bail and the person is entitled to release, Read more

Toll Wars MD v. DE

As someone who travels to the People’s Republic of Maryland, I am not excited about the latest round in the toll wars. Last year, Delaware went up on its tolls for weekends on popular tourist roads. This July, Maryland is waging its own war on out of staters by charging a new cash rate including to out of state EZ Pass users. Maryland EZ Pass users get a discounted rate.

The ultimate revenge is that Marylanders still get to use their resident discount when they leave to come shop in Delaware. Maybe Delaware should implement sanctions against Maryland firms that apply for state contracts and send that money to the highway trust fund until Delaware EZ Pass holders are no longer penalized.

Senator Chris Coons Comments on Iran Nuclear Deal

Posted by: Wolf von Baumgart Delaware U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has released the following statement regarding the multinational nuclear deal with Iran: “The United States must not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapons capability.  A nuclear-armed Iran would threaten our national security, the security of Israel, and the stability of the entire Middle East. “I will review the details of this agreement promptly, and I will only support it if this deal prevents every Iranian pathway to develop a nuclear weapons capability.  In conversations with senior Administration officials, I have been clear about the specifics of what I want to see from this nuclear agreement.  The inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) must have timely and effective access to military and sensitive facilities in Iran, and Read more

President Will Veto Any Congressional Opposition to Iran Nuclear Proliferation Agreement

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer President Obama has vowed that he will veto any congressional legislation that would run contrary to the nuclear accord reached with Iran. He flatly stated that he was confident that the deal will meet the national security interests of the United States and its allies. He also advised members of Congress to tone down their rhetoric regarding Iran. Under the terms of the agreement reached earlier Tuesday morning in Vienna between the US, Russia, Germany, China, France, UK and the Islamic Republic of Iran, most UN-imposed economic sanctions against Iran will be lifted under the following terms: ⁰ A 15-year delay on advanced nuclear research and production. ⁰ Lengthening of nuclear device breakout time from 2-3 month to 1 year. ⁰ Elimination of 2/3 of Iranian centrifuges. ⁰ IAEA inspections of Iranian nuclear facilities. ⁰ Prevention Read more

How Soon We forget: 3 Del State Students Killed in 2007 by Illegal Alien with child rape charges pending

Senator Bryan Townsend is prime sponsor to Senate Bill 60 which is The TRUST bill. He thinks that people here illegally should be able to trust that we will hide them even when arrested for crimes. I thought that law enforcement had a public trust to enforce the law for the betterment of the community. My own state representative is a cosponsor. I really don't understand how my honorable friend, Rep. Sean Lynn can co-sponsor SB 60 which would make Delaware a Sanctuary state. It would over rule local control of cities like Dover that choose to cooperate with federal authorities. If they want to instruct State Police to release back into the community potential felons, at least don't force the cities to do so. We have enough problems keeping law and order. We didn't choose to cooperate in a vacuum. In 2007, 4 Delaware State University Students were shot and 3 died. A Peruvian Read more

Sanctuary Cities, Federal Law And The Value Of Human Life

Sanctuary Cities Give Illegal Aliens Advantages, Even American Criminals Wish They Had. Although sanctuary cities and states violate federal law, it hasn't been until July 1st, 2015 that serious outrage has been expressed. Although it has been discussed a length about Illegals being deported for committing crimes, only to return to sanctuary cities and states to commit more serious felonies, it wasn't until a young woman was murdered in San Fransisco on July 1st, that total outrage is being expressed by the American Public. On July 1st, in San Francisco a blatant sanctuary city, in full knowledge of federal law prohibiting such cities failed to take responsibility for the murder of Kathryn Steinle by Francisco Lopez-Sanchez,a five-time deported illegal alien, convicted of seven felonies. Seemingly, some of the only people in the country not outraged by this action are the city government Read more

Markell Signs “Stand By Me” Bill Into Law At Dover Downs Diamond Room

House Bill 10, A Bill That Will Lend a Helping Hand To Many Trying To Get A Start In Life Became Law At About 6pm Thursday Evening HB 10, officially called, "An act to amend title 29 of the Delaware code relating to Office of Financial Empowerment," officially became law, as Gov. Markell's pen signed this beneficial bill into law. The bill's primary sponsors Rep. Barbieri and Sen. Hall-Long were in attendance. http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis148.nsf/vwLegislation/HB+10/$file/legis.html?open A synopsis states: Stand By Me is an innovative financial empowerment program that has been operating within DHSS for the past two years. Stand By Me is designed as a partnership model, integrated into the culture and operations of businesses, educational institutions, , state agencies and non-profit organizations funded almost exclusively by the private sector and is a robust program Read more

60 fighters, Is ISIS afraid yet?

The so called “administration” has only 60 Syrian fighters in training after more than a year and $500,000,000. Talk about mixed results. The administration has 7000 in waiting, but they can’t find people who are clear of terrorist ties. It goes back to my contention that we need American forces to defeat ISIS and let the others occupy. At this rate, we don’t need patience. ISIS will fail because they all die of old age.

Trump — Cruz Ticket 2016, How About It?

Trump, Leading the GOP Charge In North Carolina According to several news sources, Donald Trump leads the field of republican candidates and has the support of 16 percent of primary voters in North Carolina. Despite continuous and recent attacks from not only the GOP and democratic party, Trump appears to float on the surface above the numerous GOP candidates. "The Donald" has become popular with the conservative crowd and is said to be garnering support from the middle of the road and left of center republicans. Despite statements that some have construed as racist, Trump repeatedly defends his statements about Mexico and says he likes Mexico and denies he is a racist, but we need to defend our borders. Trump's "tell it like it is" attitude and lack of rhetoric has become a powerful campaign tool and he is being attacked by other GOP candidates who see him as a serious threat. Read more

Carney fights for Affordable Housing

For Immediate Release: July 7, 2015 Congressman Carney announces legislation to expand affordable housing options Housing Assistance Reform Act would increase housing options for low-income Americans, raise capital for affordable housing projects DOVER, Del. — This morning, Congressman John Carney (D-DE) visited Liberty Court Apartments in Dover to announce new legislation to improve affordable housing options. The Housing Assistance Reform Act would increase housing options for low-income Americans and help housing authorities raise capital for affordable housing projects. The legislation would expand access to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Moving to Work program from 39 local housing authorities to 60, and eliminate the current unit cap for the Rental Assistance Demonstration program, allowing any eligible housing authority to participate. “Everyone Read more

If You Want New Ideas, Bring in New Voices

The Dover Youth Advisory Council is a training ground for future leaders. We had a kickoff for the first wave of the teens. Dover is ready for action. We need all hands on deck. If we are going to reach the new generation, we need input from that generation to do it. We need relevant programs for the youth and young adults. We need opportunities for all. WBOC did a fine job explaining the committee. Yes, that intelligent, well spoken teen is my daughter. I think it is easy to tell why she was selected in a blind selection process that concealed identities, but considered their ideas and resume. I abstained from that batch and was so pleased that Rebecca sailed through without anyone knowing who was selected until I told them at the end. Now Delmarva knows what the committee saw. WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 - Read more

Should George Takei’s Thomas is a clown in black face comment be condemned?

Gay right's activist and actor George Takei was incensed at Justice Clarence Thomas' dissent in the Same Sex Marriage case. In his interview, he made an outrageous and racially charged remark that Justice Thomas was a clown in black face and a disgrace to America who does not belong on the Court. Naturally, I disagree and condemn the remarks especially in the wake of Charleston and the church burnings. Am I outraged and calling for action against him? No, but I am fascinated by the double standard in the media. Look at the feeding frenzy with Robinson of Duck Dynasty or even the mild statement by Chick-fil-a President Cathy that he supports Biblical Marriage. Let alone the two weeks of fanatical outrage against Donald Trump for his admittedly outrageous characterization of illegal Mexican immigrants. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) Read more