Category Archives: Local Media

Dopey News Journal Editorial

I usually don't take the time to pick apart News Journal Editorials.  If one followed up on the faulty research and convoluted thinking of the NJ editorial staff then no one would have time to eat, sleep, go to work etc.  However going back over the last week of writings one comes upon another typical example of the lazy liberal exploitation of being the State's largest media outlet. The Editorial in question is titled  "State Set to ignore law on Counting Prisoners" The premise of the editorial is that once again Wilmington is getting hosed by the members of the General Assembly.  Here is the opening sentence to the piece.  It looks like it's gang up on Wilmington week in Legislative Hall. From the tone of legislators' comments it sounds like the city's need for representation and individuals' rights under the "one man, one vote" doctrine is, oh, so much bother. Do you get Read more

Senator Carper’s “Video Chat”

From the event’s host, The News Journal:
Join a Web video chat with Sen. Tom Carper on the plan to reform health care live at 5 p.m. today on DelawareOnline.com. You can be a part of the discussion by posting your comments and questions.
Will this be the new forum for health care discussions across the country so our elected officials won’t have to face their constituents?

The Budget “SHOWDOWN” – Cathcart and Markell Both Working it Correctly

For the record, I am happy we have Dick Cathcart and Jack Markell, I really am.  These two are absolutely hardballers and having them in opposition right now over the budget is a great thing.  There should be fighting over this.  Never would I want to see happy bandwagoners supporting something as drastic as this budget will be, without asking hard questions.  No apologies to those who disagree with me, but you can not approve first and ask questions later. Others are leading you to believe that this is political grandstanding.  OK, but on whose part?  You can't single out either side, because, by acceptance of definition, they are all doing it! Markell and Cathcart, keep puffing your chests, because that is exactly what you should be doing!  All the pundits who ARE trying to curry favor to "their side" should hopefully come to understand that this is exactly how you get someone Read more

The Waterboy

Today I found out that my state representative thinks his job is to be the Governor's waterboy: "Part of my job is to carry the water for the governor and it's just that simple." ~ Rep. Pete "The Waterboy" Schwartzkopf We just got out of an election season where John Carney, the former Lt. Governor, and Jack Markell, the State Treasurer at the time, took great pains to articulate that as separately elected officials they were NOT there to "carry the water" for Governor Ruth Ann Minner...yet somehow my separately elected 14th District Representative thinks being Governor Markell's waterboy is HIS job? Are you kidding me? The people of the 14th District deserve to be represented by someone who doesn't think their job is to be the Governor's lackey, "it's just that simple." Read more

Today’s WDEL Talkback: Legalize Sexting?

I called in response to this question, but the window of opportunity is incredibly small, relative to the time it demands.  It's based on the State of Vermont considering "legalizing" the practice of sexting.  What is sexting?  As WDEL describes it, it is basically the practice of sending sexually-suggestive, or even pornographic images of one's self to another person, very typically that person's dating-partner.  OK, married/civil partner, too, but really, how long have you been married?  Back to point, the motivation of the basis of this question is the black-and-white application of the Child Predator law.  You either did it, or you didn't, period.  There is no consideration of consent.  Yeah, consent.  16-year-old to another 16-year-old really is an entirely different set of psychological circumstances than that of, say, a 30-year-old interacting with a 16-year-old.  I may Read more

Williams hearts Clark???

Does anyone else get the impression that wRonG Williams has this virtual love affair with the pro-development contingent of New Castle County executives, past and present?  (Note I specified pro-development...Chris Coons hasn't shown himself to necessarily be pro-development and there is no love loss between Williams and Coons) Want to see some bizarre logic at play that only seems to add to this mating ritual?  In order, review the links (all titles/headlines are that of the source linked) of The News Journal's online version, delaware online, of (1) the County Council's measure to get Clark to recuse himself, (2) wRonG Williams sending his affection, (3) WDEL's Allan Loudell chastising wRonG Williams, and for good measure, (4) Al Mascitti's Blog.  I threw Al in there simply because he has long exposed wRonG's virtual love affair with the pro-development contingent of New Castle County Read more