Category Archives: Guest Posts

Leadership or Luggage: Guest Post by Mike Protack

Leadership or Luggage? Everything rises or falls with Leadership no matter if it is the private sector or the non profit sector. Let me be clear, if you are the leader you are responsible for everything that happens or fails to happen in your enterprise-unless you are a political leader in Delaware. The failure of these pseudo leaders is the overwhelming problem for this small state. Nothing else matters more than leadership. The alternative to Leadership is Decline and decline is not a condition but it is a choice and it is reversible. Decline is not pre ordained nor is success, it is the result many factors and not a series of random events out of the control of those who call themselves leaders. In reality, our leaders are individuals with small minds and big egos. Unfortunately, Delaware does not have a leader of any caliber at the highest level, the state does have officials Read more

Guest Opinion by Judson Bennett on recent Elting v. Shawe

Are American Freedoms being compromised by an omnipotent judicial system? Do arrogant judges set legal precedent that affect the American dream? Chief Chancellor Excuses Potential Fraud and Could Force a Sale of a Viable Multi-million Dollar Company? Delaware's rookie Chief Chancellor, Andre Bouchard, is casting a dark shadow over his 2-year run as the Chief Chancery Court Judge. This was evident in one of his most recent decisions where he ignored overwhelming evidence and a pattern of behavior that I wonder could border on the illegitimate? Instead, he chose to rule in favor of a single party (Elizabeth Elting) who happened to be represented by his buddy Kevin Shannon. This culminated in a decision that has the potential to ruin a company and destroy the jobs and careers of 4,000 hardworking employees worldwide, 2,300 of them in the United States, nearly 1,000 in the northeast, Read more

Will Delaware Move To Tax E-Cigarettes?

Guest Post By: Wolf von Bauimgart Delaware 41st District State Representative, Rich Collins (R- Millsboro) says that is just a matter of time before the State of Delaware will tax e-cigarettes in light of declining tobacco tax revenue according an article in Delaware House of Representatives e-Newsletter of the Republican Caucus E-cigarettes, as non-tobacco battery-operated devices that vaporize various flavored liquids and various chemicals, into an inhalable smokeless form that may or may not contain nicotine, currently do not fit the definition of tobacco products under the current state tax code. The decline in state tobacco tax revenues comes as a result of intensified state and federal smoking cessation programs, the popularity of e-cigarettes smokeless alternative and high state cigarette taxes themselves. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nationwide Read more

Lafferty Rejects Chief Justice Strine’s Suggestion Of Combining NCCO Police Forces

Lafferty Shocked, Bonini In Favor Of Combining NCCo Police Forces Guest Post By: Lacy Lafferty Dover, DE – Gubernatorial candidate Lacey Lafferty (R-DE)today reacted to Judge Leo Strine’s suggestion that upstate jurisdictions combine into one unified police force to help combat Wilmington’s rampant violent crime. “While any public safety suggestion, especially one from the Chief Justice of our state’s Supreme Court, should be discussed openly, this one has some drawbacks that will do nothing to alleviate the plague of murder and violence in Wilmington,” Lafferty said. “The logistics and practical issues surrounding such a large re-alignment are too great to be solved with any degree of efficacy,” the former Delaware State Trooper continued. “The complicating factors underlying Mr. Justice Strine’s suggestion are so broad and systemic in their nature, I’m Read more

Hydrokinetics, New Energy For Delaware

Guest Post By Dave Rickards Underwater turbines can generate electricity without producing any GHG (green house gases). With a water depth of 3+ feet and a flow of 3.5+ knots, UEK Corporation out of Annapolis, Maryland has patented technology capable of producing clean electricity. This company, having been established in 1981, has in excess of 30 years of R&D. Their turbines are free floating, no need of pedestals, and are efficient, environmentally safe and cost effective. A Delaware company has licensed this technology and hopes to establish the first commercial project this year. After a successful year's study this product can be marketed internationally as well as nationally. This would generate hundreds of good paying jobs in Sussex. Every facility with a cooling tower (there are over 10,000 nationwide) can use this technology to capture currently wasted kinetic energy and Read more

Consequences, Elections have them and so does Legislation by: Larry Mayo–Guest Post

As we look forward to the new legislative session in Dover, to see if the newly elected and also the re-elected Representatives and Senators fulfill the promises they made during the campaigns. I have to wonder to myself, what will change? My best guess is, next to nothing! Why? Well I’m glad you asked. You see, during the election, nothing changed. We, the voters, continued to ask our politicians to solve problems our government has neither the ability nor the authority to solve, and they continued to promise to do just that. After all, the purpose of civil government is what? To do for us what we can’t do for ourselves? No. To level the playing field? No. To spread the wealth around? No! The purpose of OUR government is simply, to secure our rights, those rights which were given to all of us by our Creator. Period! I know this because the men who created our government Read more

DELAWARE REPUBLICANS: THE ANSWER IS YOU – NOT A CANDIDATE

Guest Post By: Jonathon Moseley “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves,” Cassius, in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Act 1, scene 2. Shakespeare’s words on the Roman’s lips referred to the stars in the heavens – that is astrology, the idea that the key players’ destinies in these dramas were predetermined by the stars under which they were born. But if you will permit poetic license, we could consider the political “stars” or leaders that everyone loves to attack or adore. People must stop relying upon our celebrity ‘stars” and ask more “What can I do?” and “How can I be part of the solution?” The tradition that it is our country and we the people make the difference shouldn’t be lost. For Delaware Republicans, no matter what one’s individual opinion, preferences, favorites, grievances, or perspectives, all Republicans Read more

And the Next Governor of Delaware Will be? The News Journal May Decide!

Guest Post by: Dr. Jahi Issa I couldn't help being startled at the lack of journalistic integrity displayed by Jonathan Starkey who writes for the News Journal. His “Beau Biden alters usual political path” that appeared at 10:39 P.M. on April 19, 2014 indicates the obvious appearance, the editors at the News Journal are in the pocket of certain Democrats in the state and are trying their best curb the damage that has been done to Attorney General Beau Biden. On April 18, 2014 the News Journal conducted a poll asking its readers if they would vote for Beau Biden during the 2016 Governor’s race. Of the more than 4,400 readers who participated in the poll, 84% voted against the Attorney General, while less than 10% voted in favor of him. The poll was so damaging that it was quickly removed and archived. It was obvious from the poll that Beau’s popularity was quickly diminishing. Read more

The IRS Digs in its Heels [will take “YEARS” to disclose all the IRS scandal documents] Guest post

By Jonathon Moseley   It could take years for Congressional committees to get all the documents demanded about the IRS scandal under mandatory subpoenas, IRS’ new Commissioner John Koskinen testified. The new IRS Commissioner displayed the slippery style of a snake-oil salesman while testifying March 26 before Congressman Darrell Issa’s Committee on Oversight and Government.  Koskinen’s excuses were especially surprising because similar demands for documents are imposed upon private companies all the time by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.  Your author has worked as a lawyer on teams responding to such massive governmental document requests.  Any time there is a merger that raises questions or controversy, a “Second Request” is issued demanding often millions of pages of emails and documents to be delivered to the U.S. Government.  Read more

One Billion Dollars! Never Fear Ukraine, Your Prince Charmings Are Here

Guest Post By: Rose Izzo Candidate for Delaware's lone Congressional Seat http://www.roseizzo.com/ Cross-Posted in redstate.com http://www.redstate.com/diary/delawarewindjammer/2014/03/31/one-billion-dollars-2/ Today, I am going to tell you a story of heroes who came to the rescue when a damsel was in distress. Ukraine, the princess of a foreign land was struggling to overcome her financial affairs, particularly regarding the upcoming national elections of her land. Fortunately, the United States has volunteered to assist in her troubles. Surely, such Knights in shining armor could not allow the damsel to distress any longer. Knights, John Carney and Chris Coons, who hail from Delaware, a small wonder in America, rushed to the Ukraine's aid by voting to ensure that they will receive the necessary funding for their presidential elections. By offering this One Billion Dollar Read more

God, Guns and Lt. Colonel Oliver North

Guest Post By: Kevin Izzo Cross Posted in: www.redstate.com http://www.redstate.com/diary/delawarewindjammer/2014/03/04/157884/ Last week I had the privilege to attend the Delaware State Sportsmen's Association's 2nd Amendment Freedom Banquet in Dover, Delaware. This event was to honor those who have protected the freedom of American citizens. The event featured a retired member of the United States Marine Corp. Lt. Colonel Oliver North. The crowd of over 450 listened with excitement to the Colonel's stories of his grandchildren, about his time in Washington working alongside Ronald Reagan, and of his time serving our country. The most interesting story was about the gifts he gave to his grandchildren. He told us when each of them turned thirteen he gave them three gifts; the gifts included the Bible, a compass, and a shotgun. The items were accompanied by the condition that Read more

Mr. Carney Attacks the “Little Guy”

Guest Post By: Rose Izzo Cross-posted on redstate.com http://www.redstate.com/delawarewindjammer/2013/10/06/delawares-congressman-john-carney-attacks-the-little-guy/ Although this article, written by Rose Izzo is currently posted on another blogsite, her campaign has authorized me to post it as a guest post. Since Mrs. Izzo has officially filed with the FEC to become a candidate for Delaware's only congressional district seat, I will certainly honor her campaign's request. DonAyotte Congressman John Carney is at it again. With things falling apart in Washington Mr. Carney took to the News Journal to write an Op-Ed that blames everyone else for the Washington mess he created. Carney says the “Little Guy” who grinds along each day trying to make ends meet and pay his bills along with Mr. Carney’s salary is the real culprit. How sad. When the “little guy” speaks Read more

On Syria: Silence Is Not Always Golden

Guest Post By: Rose Izzo Delaware Congressional District 1 "Delaware Liberal" a the left-wing Democrat web site which vigorously supports what it calls "humanitarian bombing" has characterized me as having a "new found pacifism" because of my opposition to a military attack on Syria. I resent the implication that I would not call for military action if the United States is directly threatened by a foreign power. I believe that as a voter you are entitled to know why I oppose a military strike against Syria. My opposition to what Liberal Delaware Democrats now call a "humanitarian bombing" of Syria is based on hard facts and common sense. First of all Pres. Obama's Middle East foreign policy has been an unmitigated disaster. Beginning with his "apology tour" of Egypt and more recently the collapse of Libya into a haven for radical Islamists. Now Republicans, independents and Read more

Guest Opinion on Immigration Reform

Amnesty Driven by Voodoo Economics By Jonathon Moseley Voices calling for amnesty do not really understand economics or free enterprise. They offer garbled misconceptions -- with graphs. But they would be kicked out of the economics courses I took in business school. The pro-amnesty camp argues from "voodoo economics." Amnesty will grow the economy, they argue. Well, if there are more people, technically the economy will be bigger. But each person may be poorer. A growing economy is only 'better' if the economy grows faster than the population increases. Otherwise, each individual is worse off among a larger crowd. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures total activity -- not household income for each individual family. Amnesty will create a worse economy for everyone, even if total GDP is larger. (Actually, amnesty just transfers workers from Mexico to the U.S.A., so there Read more

Guest Post: Christian Hudson is Back and Takes Aim at Gun Control

Dear Republican Party Bosses & Politicians: A house divided against itself, cannot stand. Please stop giving away our rights, for the sake of your own re-election campaigns. There is no question that the vote you took last night stripped more of our rights away from the people you represent. The road you are on leads to a slow, but steady, disarming of our citizenry. It does not matter to me whether you are just nipping at the edges for the sake of being able to say “I did something!” for political reasons, or whether you are adamant about taking away our freedoms. The only thing that matters to the majority of your citizens is that you are stripping more of our rights away.   When you strip away the rights of the citizens that you represent, in the name of politics, is it any wonder why the approval rating for the Republican Party is near record lows? What difference Read more

George’sNewsWire(spoof)

Jill Biden exclusive interview: how she really uses husband Joe Biden's shotgun against home invasion Jill Biden's home invasion double barrel shot gun strategy has become a source of controversy. Her husband, Vice President Joe Biden advised two different strategies for Jill and other women regarding using a shotgun to thwart home invaders: scare away the intruders by randomly shooting into the backyard or directly shooting the intruders through the bedroom door. In an exclusive interview with George'sNewsWire, Jill Biden discloses which of the two strategies she uses: I don't use either shotgun strategy Joe suggests. I have found that the secret of our marriage and dealing with Joe generally is to nod approval to anything he says and then ignore his advice. I told this to President Obama in 2008. Obama has followed the advice ever since. Jill Biden then described her actual Read more

Rally Against Tax Hikes

HIGHER TAXES HAVE NEVER BEEN THE ANSWER Guest Post by Evan Queisch in support of the Founders' Values rally in Newark, DE Tuesday the 27th at 6:00pm. Despite the claims of 3 dozen radical left wing activists, who seem quite content to spend not only their own grandkids money but the money of entire future generations on seemingly endless nanny state welfare programs, I am confident that the majority of Delawareans, especially those in the Newark area, reject any calls for higher taxes on anyone. The group I represent, Founders Values is no stranger to organizing rallies when it comes to taxation. As evidence, we cite no less than 3 Tax Day TEA Party rallies which we helped to organize. These rallies have drawn hundreds (our first drew 1,200 people) to the Wilmington Riverfront even in some of the worst weather on weekdays. Our attendees span all age, race and political lines and we Read more

Charlie Copeland for National Committeeman: a guest post by John Radell

The Delaware Republican Party elected new leadership last year and turned to a new beginning with messaging tied to traditions of Delaware’s interest, job creation. The party has made progress in that effort and its members and leaders are making sacrifices every day to build our party around a core set of values and issues that will make Delaware stronger. However, even more is needed and that will take fresh ideas and new energies that will help us turn the page on our past; and move forward with the people of Delaware in building and securing a better life for Delaware families. To accomplish this, our legislatures will need a Committeeman who understands their needs; and we need someone who understands the needs of our members as we continue to build on last year’s progress. We also need a leader who knows how to raise funds in the highly competitive political arena, can build Read more

The States Can Stop Obama Guest Post from Sheriff Mack

By Sheriff Richard Mack (Ret.)   By now we have all heard the cliches and seen the posters from the "Tea Parties" espousing freedom, less government, and perhaps most of all, how the federal government had better back off trying to shove their national healthcare down our otherwise healthy throats. The truth of the matter is all the slogans of "Don't Tread On Me" or "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death" or "We're Mad As Hell And We're Not Taking It Anymore," don't mean a thing when compared to reality; the real and actual answer to all the protests, marches, and outrage. The answer is in our own backyards! The States can stop every bit of it!  That's right, the individual States can stop "Obamacare" and all other forms of out-of-control federal government mandates and "big brother" tactics. If Arizona, Hawaii, New Hamshire, Texas, etc. want nothing to do with National Read more

Guest Post By Sheriff Jeff Christopher–a DP Exclusive

Greetings, I am Jeff Christopher your duly elected Sheriff for Sussex County Delaware. You will note that I said elected. What is the difference you ask?. I serve you!  directly! and not county council or some bureaucrat. That is how it was designed so you, the people, have the say. This goes back to the beginning of this country and the founding fathers who created a system of government that works for the people and NOT against the people. We are a republic and the people must remain in control of the government, like a dog in control of his tail or we shall suffer a worse fate than death itself. We have allowed the system to be corrupted and we are passing on to our children a way that will surely re-enslave them. What then do we do? Well I,  like so many others became involved because I saw what many see and only get to talk about it. I figured I could change this broken system. Read more

Is Party Unity Possible?

Guest Post by: Mike Protack You do not have to be wrong for me to be right. Except for the occasional national nightmare (9/11) when we forget political divisions our usual political condition has become one of sharp political divisions on public policy. I always invite sharp and precise discussion of these important issues, America was founded on the fruit of such discussions. However, when Republicans begin to knee jerk question each other’s motives, convictions, values, integrity and morality no one benefits, except the Democrats. Is it possible to have a level of party unity and still have intelligent and informed discussions? When you hear about a potential primary is it common to hear someone talk up their candidate or hear them bash the potential opponent? When you disagree with someone based on what you ‘heard’ do you clarify and confirm with that person Read more

The Key to More and Better Jobs is to Fix What’s Wrong–Guest Post by Glen Urquhart

FIX WHAT'S WRONG: Restore CONFIDENCE Something's wrong.  We all feel the disappointment.  The needed confidence isn't there to spark job-creation by investors and employers.  Since more jobs are created by small business, we must restore small business confidence in particular.  Hopefully both liberals and conservatives would agree. But here's the key:  To restore small business confidence and hiring, you've got to understand what makes small business tick.  You must have lived it: done without to create savings, risked those savings to build a business, and faced the setbacks of confusing and costly new regulations and taxes that jeopardize your plans to grow, or even threaten your very survival.  Most in Washington lack this vital experience. Big business has vast compliance departments and lobbyists to get special benefits.  But our job-creating small businesses can't afford Read more

Paul Dameron’s Top Ten Reasons for Today’s Stock Market Plunge

Wow!  I am sure you all saw the news today:  The Dow fell 500+ points.  Now--do understand--you will get TONS of news and analysis on why this happened--but only HERE do you get the real reasons why. Here now are the:  Top 10 Reasons the Stock Market Fell Over 500 Points Today 10.  Stock Traders were selling stocks to try and raise money to buy President Obama a present on his birthday!  Awww, fellas, you really didn't have to do that!  No, I mean you REALLY didn't have to do that!   9.  Someone forgot to take their Prozac before they went to work today--just sayin'!   8.  It was Bush's fault!   7.  Stock Traders found out that, in the up-coming Star Wars movie, Darth Vader is NOT really Luke Skywalker's father; nope--instead, Luke Skywalker's father is:  Chewbacca (Ewww!  That means Luke's Mom and Chewbacca . . . . Ewww!).    6.  Stock Traders thought Read more

Adults: Glen Urquhart’s Guest Opinion on the Debt Ceiling

"ADULTS" Face Their SPENDING-ADDICTION, They Don't "COMPROMISE" With It   The President should be the "adult in the room, not just talk about. His government spends too much -- 25% more than Bush. Credit rating threats, and Debt Ceiling limits are the symptoms. The disease is overspending. He must face that hard fact. Politicians overspend to buy votes from those demanding re-distribution of money someone else earned. The demands come from crony-capitalists like GE, as well as the welfare industry. Politicians are addicted to spending. It gets them contributions and keeps them in power. So let's at least discus the real issue. This is not a financial crisis! It's a spending addiction crisis. And "responsible adults" don't supply addicts. Washington is addicted to spending taxpayer's money. The "adult" solution is to cut their addicting money supply. Increasing their supply with new Read more

Let’s Get To Work With FairTax: Guest Post

FairTax  is a fundamentally different way for the Federal government to raise its revenue. FairTax is revenue neutral. It is neither a tax increase nor a tax decrease on the American nation. It is just a very simple and fair way for the Federal government to collect its needed revenue. It is also sweeping in its impact on America; her jobs, her prosperity and her future. FairTax is not a fringe idea. It is presently before Congress as House Bill HR 25 and Senate Bill S 1025. There are over 50 cosponsors today in the House and Senate. Hearings are scheduled this week in the House Ways and Means Committee. Representative John Linder was for a longtime a lone voice in support of FairTax. He is no longer alone. In detail, FairTax replaces all federal income and payroll based taxes with an integrated approach including a progressive national retail sales tax with a monthly cash prebate Read more