All posts by Wolf von Baumgart

Take the ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION Challenge

This is a challenge for all intelligent life to post constructive, effective sustainable and constitutional university level solutions to the institutionalized problem of illegal immigration.

A more advanced cerebral systematic virtual think tank approach is required, ab initio.

The scope is not limited to the territorial confines United States, so international comments are welcome.

Aim HIGH.

TRASH comments will be deleted. This is NOT a forum for personal attack, racism and ethnic hated.

Steve Smyk: Candidate and Treasurer?

In early September of 2018, incumbent 20th District State Representative, Steven Smyk apparently dismissed his campaign committee treasurer, discredited former Indian River School District CFO, Patrick C. Miller. In an era of highly charged politics, good campaign treasurers are hard to find, but in the wake of the IRSD missing funds scandal, he became a major political liability and had to go. Representative Smyk’s amended statement of organization of"Freinds of Steve Smyk" 11/01/2018 apparently indicates that he is acting as his own campaign committee treasurer. 15 Del. C. (e) § 8003 states: A candidate shall designate an individual as treasurer of that candidate's candidate committee, in order to assist with the duties under this chapter, but nothing shall relieve the candidate from the responsibility for keeping the records and filing the reports required by this Read more

Delaware State Rep. Misuses Official Army Seal

In the days immediately preceding the 2018 general election, voters in the 20th Representative District received a card in the mail from incumbent Delaware State Representative Steve Smyk (R), whose apparent misuse of the official US Department of the Army seal in his campaign literature is most probably illegal and/or highly questionable at best. The official US Department of the Army seal (seen to the immediate right of the State of Delaware flag along the bottom of the political mailing) is a registered trademark of the US Government intended for official use only and generally cannot be used by non-federal entities without prior permission of the parent federal agency. Federal seals legally are protected under USC, Title 18, sections 506, 701, and 1017. Under no circumstances, does the use or misuse of the US Department of Defense seal and/or the official seals of Read more

DeMartino 2018 Campaign Gathers Momentum

James DeMartino's campaign for 14th District State Representative (the seat currently held by Delaware Speaker of the House, Peter Schwartzkopf) is gathering major momentum in the closing days of the 2018 general election. The mood was very optimistic at last night's meet and greet at the Lewes Diner, as positive feedback continues to pour in from the 14th District electorate at-large and the area's business community. Mr. DeMartino is gaining increasing support from a broader coalition of Independent and crossover Democrat voters desiring regime change and greater community representation in the public interest on a wide variety of issues in the Delaware General Assembly, instead of politics as usual. Independent/Republican/Populist congressional write candidate, Andrew C. Webb was warmly and enthusiastically welcomed by the people present, as were the representatives of Read more

IPoD 2018 Endorsements

Summary List of Independent Party of Delaware Candidate Endorsements IPoD State Executive Committee: Robert B. Arlett, US Senator Andrew C. Webb, US Representative Bernard V. Pepukayi Sr., Attorney General Kenneth A. Simpler, State Treasurer James Spadola, State Auditor Bryant L. Richardson, State Senator (21) James DeMartino, State Representative (14) John D. Bucchioni, State Representative (20) David L. Anderson, State Representative (31) IPoD SUSSEX: Ellen M. Magee, Sussex County Council District 5 Read more

IPoD Endorses Andrew Webb for US Representative

Press Release For Immediate Release October 19, 2018 IPoD Endorses Andrew Webb for US. Representative The Independent Party of Delaware officially endorses Andrew C. Webb for US Representative. Due to the special circumstances of this election, unduly limiting the electorate’s practical choices, Delawareans need an Independent thinking alternative to the political bipolar disorder currently besetting our state and nation. We need to transcend the failed policies of the past with innovative practical solutions to our problems instead of continuing the mindless partisan bickering, rancor and congressional gridlock. Andrew C Webb pledges to uphold the US. Constitution and place the greater public interest above the special interests and he is truly dedicated to serving Delaware and the nation. A vote for Andrew Webb is a vote for greater Read more

IPoD Endorses Bernard V. Pepukayi Sr. for Attorney General

Press Release For Immediate Release October 19, 2018

IPoD Endorses Bernard V. Pepukayi Sr. for Attorney General

The Independent Party of Delaware officially endorses Bernard V. Pepukayi, Sr. for Attorney General.

His plan to restructure and humanize the current law enforcement system of Delaware to equally and effectively serve all communities is sorely needed in the First State. Furthermore, his commitment to civil liberties and public integrity and sound management is outstanding.

A vote for Bernard Pepukayi is a vote for fair and effective law enforcement in the greater public interest.

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Donald Raleigh Ayotte

State Chairman, Independent Party of Delaware

IPoD Endorses Kenneth A. Simpler for State Treasurer

Press Release For Immediate Release October 19, 2018

IPoD Endorses Kenneth A. Simpler State Treasurer

The Independent Party of Delaware officially endorses Kenneth A. Simpler for State Treasurer.

His proven track record of performance, public service, experience and commitment to sound fiscal policy, efficiency and public integrity clearly qualify him for another term in office.

A vote for Ken Simpler is a vote for wise financial management and operational efficiency, as well as effective reform.

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Donald Raleigh Ayotte

State Chairman, Independent Party of Delaware

IPoD Endorses James Spadola for State Auditor

Press Release For Immediate Release October 19, 2018

IPoD Endorses James Spadola for State Auditor

The Independent Party of Delaware officially endorses James Spadola for State Auditor.

His investigative experience, education and talent will be best put to use in office to advance public integrity and combat waste, fraud, abuse and inefficiency in Delaware. He is truly dedicated to saving taxpayer’s money and ensuring proper functioning of government in the First State and upgrading relevant information technology.

A vote for James Spadola is a vote for independence, fiscal accountability and transparency and restoration of a balance of power in state government.

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Donald Raleigh Ayotte

State Chairman, Independent Party of Delaware

IPoD Endorses  Bryant L. Richardson for State Senator (21)

Press Release For Immediate Release October 19, 2018

IPoD Endorses  Bryant L. Richardson State Senator (21)

The Independent Party of Delaware officially endorses Bryant L. Richardson for State Senator of the 21st District.

His commitment to constitutional government, civil liberties, fiscal conservatism, public integrity and intelligent economic development make him an outstanding public servant.

A vote for Bryant Richardson is a vote for freedom, common sense and good government in general.

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Donald Raleigh Ayotte

State Chairman, Independent Party of Delaware

IPoD Endorses James DeMartino for State Representative (14)

Press Release For Immediate Release October 19, 2018

IPoD Endorses James DeMartino for State Representative (14)

The Independent Party of Delaware officially endorses James DeMartino for State Representative of the 14th District.

It is high time for a change of representation and regime in Coastal Delaware.

A vote for James DeMartio is a vote for a new voice in office and greater community representation for the People.

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Donald Raleigh Ayotte

State Chairman, Independent Party of Delaware

IPoD Endorses John D. Bucchioni for State Representative (20th)

Press Release For Immediate Release October 19, 2018

IPoD Endorses  John D. Bucchioni for State Representative (20)

The Independent Party of Delaware officially endorses John D. Bucchioni for State Representative of the 20th District.

He will bring a more popular perspective and greater environmental advocacy to the General Assembly than the current occupant.

A vote for John Bucchioni is a vote for the public interest and the People instead of the special interests and the ruling clique.

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Donald Raleigh Ayotte

State Chairman, Independent of Delaware

IPoD Sussex Endorses Ellen Magee for County Council

Press Release For Immediate Release October 19, 2018

IPoD Endorses Ellen M. Magee Sussex County Council (5)

The Independent Party of Delaware Sussex County Organization (IPoD Sussex) officially endorses Ellen M. Magee for District 5 Sussex County Council.

She brings a more open and creative perspective to county government.

Her commitment to transparency, smart growth, quality of life, environmental and county government reform in the greater public interest are reasons that she should be elected to serve the People of Sussex County.

A vote for Ellen Magee is a vote for common sense and public integrity.

Donald Raleigh Ayotte

State Chairman, Independent Party of Delaware

Webb Visits Apple Scrapple

Independent/Republican/Populist write-in candidate, Andrew C. Webb is greeting voters at today's 2018 Apple Scrapple festival in Bridgeville, DE shown here with Sussex County Libertarian Party Chairman James Brittingham. The Sussex County LP Organization recently endorsed Mr. Webb at its regular monthly meeting. Further information about the Delaware Libertarian Party is available at lpdelaware.org . The official website of the WEBB 2018 campaign is electwebb.com. Read more

LP Sussex Endorses Webb

The Sussex County Chapter of the Delaware Libertarian Party has endorsed write-in candidate, Andrew C. Webb for U.S. Representative, The party is currently running Nadine Frost for U.S. Senate, but does not have a U.S. Representative candidate on its 2018 ticket.

Libertarian Party endorsements are selectively awarded to candidates who best advocate and exemplify its core principles of smaller government, less taxes and more individual liberty.

The Webb campaign is gratified at the SCLP’s endorsement.

36th District Candidates Forum

All candidates in the 36th Representative District will be given an opportunity to present their platforms at the Slaughter Neck Community Action Orgainzation’s “Meet the Candidates Evening” event tonight Monday, October 8 at the Slaughter Neck Community Center, 22942 Slaughter Neck RD, Lincoln, DE at 6:30pm.

The public is cordially invited. Refreshments will be served.

Independent Republican Populist congressional write-in candidate, Andrew C. Webb is scheduled to participate.

Walker Doubles Down on Drugs

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer Disavowed Republican U.S. Representative candidate, Scott Walker has “doubled down” on his position to legalize heroin and other opioids. In a recent WXDE 105.9 FM radio he viewed America’s opiod epidemic as a threat to national security. “It’s time to get opiods off the streets and into the pharmacies”. he said. When asked about the conduct of his 2018 campaign, he said “I have to do these outlandish things to get the voters attention ... I let the Holy Spirit lead me”. He added that he is single-handedly campaigning and that his family was “staying out of it because of the controversy” and appealed for volunteers. He also stressed that he was now back on his previously banned Facebook page , “scottwalkerfordelaware”. Although on the Delaware GOP ballot, the Delaware Republican Party State Executive Committee Read more

Guest Post

By: David O. Rickards Every citizen deserves to be able to fish, crab, and swim in our waterways Is your community impacted by polluted ponds, rivers, or streams? There is a highly ignored aquatic plant that has the ability to remove nitrogen and phosphorus from our drainage systems. This would lower the pollution entering and therefore improve the health of our bays and waterways. In 2012, a National Science Foundation (NSF) study proved that the common aquatic plant, duckweed, can reduce the nutrients responsible for the poor quality of our waterways. The NSF SBIR grant is available on the internet at http://grantome.com/brant/NSF/IIP-1215076 and will better explain the study. Birdsong Gardens was the subcontractor for this grant. We placed 1,900 gallons of water from the Millsboro pond into a lined 8X8X4 pit and were able to reduce the phosphorus level to zero in less than one Read more