Obama, Hillary Clinton, Saul Alinsky and “Rules For Radicals”

Saul Alinsky’s book. “Rules For Radicals,” was first named “Rules For Revolution,” and has caused untold controversy since Alinsky published the book in 1971. I realize that one diary will not be enough to communicate the content of destruction this book holds for our Republic. When I first bought the book, I vowed to read it cover to cover before donning my pencil to write even one word. Alinsky opens in the book’s prologue by writing, “The revolutionary force today has two targets, moral as well as material. Its young protagonists are one moment reminiscent of the idealistic early Christians, yet they also urge violence and cry, “Burn the system down!” Alinsky’s tactics were based not on Stalin’s revolutionary violence, but instead on the neo-Marxist strategies of Antonio Gramsci, an Italian communist. Relying on gradualism, infiltration and the, “dialectic Read more

Delaware NAACP Comments on Smyrna Prison Incident

By: C. Linwood Jackson, President NAACP Delaware State Conference MOVING FROM REVOLT TO RESOLUTION Finding a Path Forward Through Collaboration First and foremost, our condolences and prayers go out to Sgt. Steven Floyd's family. Loss of life under any circumstances is unconscionable. I believe we all prayed for an outcome where there would be no loss of life and again we mourn along with everyone affected by this. We have spoken briefly with the warden at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center and expressed our interest in working with him in particular and the DOC in general, in partnership with our NAACP prison branch to resolve any persistent issues highlighted by the demands made by the prisoners involved with this unfortunate turn of events. We hope that as the investigation moves on to identify Read more

White House touts bipartisan Praise of Gorsuch

Bipartisan Praise For The “Impossible To Oppose” Judge Neil Gorsuch “Sterling Legal And Academic Credentials” … “A Brilliant Legal Mind” … “Very Ethical” … “An Exceptional Jurist” Above The Law’s David Lat On Judge Gorsuch: “Stellar Credentials…” “In my view, the choice between Judge Gorsuch and Judge Hardiman comes down to how Establishment and elitist the president wants to be. Both judges have stellar credentials, but Judge Gorsuch’s shine just a little more brightly.” (David Lat, “Supreme Court Update: And Then There Were Four,” Above The Law, 1/24/17) Lat: “He’s Brilliant, Conservative And Impossible To Oppose.” (Mark K. Matthews And Kirk Mitchell, “What You Need To Know About Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s Rumored Top Pick For The Supreme Court,” Denver Post, 1/30/17) SCOTUSBlog’s Eric Citron: “[Gorsuch’s] Read more

Travel Pause Hysteria

The people who are calling the travel pause from 7 nations a Muslim ban are insulting Muslims. It is a pause to retool our screening to ban extremists and protect the majority. Is it good or bad? We shall see in 90 days. Everyone needs to take a breath. Turn off fake news CNN and read the actual orders. I have never seen a network be so irresponsible. Could President Trump's eventual policy be terrible? Yes. It could also be terrific or anywhere in between. There is nothing evil about 90 days to design new policies. Let's see the new policies. I know that the previous administration had been disgraceful. It recognized that Christians in Syria and Iraq were subjected to genocide and did nothing to allow them in. Why protest the guy doing the right thing? They are so misinformed, it is heartbreaking. The way to stop the disinformation is with real love. To protect Christians, you Read more

Trump’s Energetic First Week, Campaign Promises Being Fulfilled

Trump Enters The Arena, Taking The Bull By The Horns While a majority are extremely pleased with Trumps first week in office, the progressive left and other leftist women organizations seemed to have week-long protests, with women dressed in vile costumes, brandishing profane placards, while their male counterparts cheered them on. These protests would cause even the most liberal of parents to prohibit their small children from watching their disgusting antics as they are broadcast on national media. Immediately after being sworn in, the new President ordered federal agencies to ease the “regulatory burdens” of ObamaCare. Agencies were ordered to waive, defer, grant exemptions from or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of Obamacare in hopes that this order will lower the burden on individuals, families and patients as the President and the Congress work Read more

Doomsday Clock Set to 2.5 Minutes to Midnight

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer The Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) has announced its decision to move its Doomsday Clock forward to two and one half minutes to Midnight, last Friday at 10 AM (EST). Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington DC, BAS Executive Director and Publisher, Dr. Rachel Bronson announced that " This year’s Clock deliberations felt more urgent than usual. On the big topics that concern the board, world leaders made too little progress in the face of continuing turbulence. In addition to the existential threats posed by nuclear weapons and climate change, new global realities emerged, as trusted sources of information came under attack, fake news was on the rise, and words were used in cavalier and often reckless ways. " The eighteen-page companion report, "It is two and a half minutes to midnight" (edited Read more

Hold on to your car keys is the International Walking Charter Coming to Dover?

City staff brought a proposal to sign the Walk21 International Walking Charter. It is an effort to use local government to pressure people out of their cars by designing a city to be inhospitable to them. It is from the same fountain as Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030. Considering the fact Dover's Comprehensive Plan is due for revision in the upcoming year, this is worth noting . Are you skeptical? Well hold on to your car keys! Here are some gems from the International Walking Charter. This proposal seeks the following: Put people on foot at the heart of urban planning . Give slow transport modes such as walking and cycling priority over fast modes, and local traffic precedence over long - distance travel 􀂇 Improve land-use and spatial planning, ensuring that new housing, shops, business parks and public transport stops are located and designed so that people can reach them Read more

A Nation And A World Receives Message Of Hope, Peace And Unity

Trump Offers Message Of Greatness, Prosperity And Unity! President Donald J. Trump takes America by storm on his first day by including all Americans in his vision for America to "become great again." Crowds filled the Mall long before Trump was sworn in as America's 45th President. "We are one nation and their pain is our pain, their dreams are our dreams and their success our success. We share one heart, one home and one glorious destiny," Trump said during his inaugural address. A nation held its breath while Trump's 16 minute speech appeared to unite many, and provide the hope that has been lacking for nearly a decade. Inspiration seem to flow into the crowd as America's citizens cheered with tears of joy and thankfulness at he took the oath of office. "The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to ALL Americans," said the new president, while millions Read more

President Trump’s Inaugural Address

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: Thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done. Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent. Today's ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another -- but we are Read more

Post-Inaugural Challenges

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer There is an art to the peaceful, orderly and effective transition of power. The problems of partisan politics should (at least in theory) be supplanted with the problems of governance, as political ideology has its stark limitations when applied to complex economic, social, environmental and technological problems. Accordingly, the time for rhetoric and slogans is over as the time for creativity, innovation, insight, effective management and common sense dawns across the nation. In essence, we need less noise and more signal – less distraction and more focus. Personalities aside, the incoming President and the entire nation face massive challenges on an unprecedented scale, as the exponential function applies both graphically and psychologically. The President and the nation collectively face the following adverse scenario: 1) Read more

Fake News

A Nation Divided Takes No Prisoners Time has finally arrived when the media is considered so powerful they believe they can sway elections. The days of Walter Cronkite style journalism are over and so is the credibility of national news agencies. Many people have not respected or trusted the national media for at least a couple of decades, myself as well and I don't believe we have hit bottom yet. Even FoxNews' Megyn Kelly, during the presidential debates was given the task as a moderator and arrived as a viscous opinionated attack dog journalist with a personal agenda of women's rights instead of asking questions about global or national issues. Recently Donald Trump justifiably accused NBC of presenting "Fake News" to the public as legitimate news stories: "Totally biased @NBCNews went out of its way to say that the big announcement from Ford, G.M., Lockheed and others that Read more

Inauguaration Day Protesters or Sore Losers

Massive Protests and Demonstrations By Many Organizations Planned For Inauguration Day and Days Leading To It. Opponents of Donald Trump plan massive demonstrations for Inauguration Day in Washington DC along with other cities. They plan to block traffic and generally become a nuisance, create media coverage and generally show themselves as taking the phrase “sore loser” to a new high. According to news sources, Anti-Trump minions and haters plan to cause havoc using “blockade” tactics to cause massive disruptions at security checkpoints to a dance party outside the VP-elect Mike Pence’s house. An organization called #DisruptJ20 has announced various plans to cause as much disruption as possible at Trump’s inauguration as well as the days leading up to it. Local marijuana advocacy group DCMJ will begin handing out 4,200 free joints, (which is legal under DC law) to Read more

DE Governor’s Weekly Message 12/18/2016

Improving Public Safety by Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism By: Delaware Commissioner of Corrections, Rob Coupe Hello, I’m Rob Coupe, Commissioner for the Delaware Department of Correction. At the Department of Correction, we’re focused on keeping the public safe by providing effective supervision to individuals whose behavior has brought them into contact with our criminal justice system. And we’re taking new steps to give these individuals a better chance of turning the page on their past and building new, productive, and law abiding lives. It’s a fact that more than 95% of inmates will be released from incarceration and return to the community. Historically, after release many of these individuals commit new crimes and return to prison. Many factors can influence criminal behavior, and even those who are determined to chart a new course must overcome significant barriers Read more

DE Governor’s Weekly Message 12/9/2016

Expanding Pathways to Career Success for Delaware Students By: Delaware Governor, Jack Markell Delawareans and all Americans face a changing global economy, one where employers can increasingly move anywhere in the world to find talent and, because of technology, they produce more with fewer employees. The most effective thing that our state can do to increase opportunity and prosperity is to ensure everyone has the skills to compete for good jobs. That requires bringing together our K-12 schools, our colleges and universities, and our business community to create a pipeline for success. It’s the reason I was so excited about our announcement at A.I. du Pont High School this past week, when we awarded nearly half a million dollars in grants to 16 high schools to expand our Pathways to Prosperity initiative. The program provides hands-on training to students in growing fields like manufacturing, Read more

DE Governor’s Weekly Message 12/02/2016

Reducing Home Utility Expenses While Protecting the Environment By: Delaware Governor, Jack Markell As temperatures drop, some Delawareans worry about utility bills that spike this time every year and their ability to keep their families warm during the winter season. Many households spend a large portion of their monthly income to heat poorly insulated homes, while drafty doors and windows allow heat to escape. That’s where Delaware’s Weatherization Assistance Program steps in to insulate and weather-proof homes at no cost to reduce the financial burden for low-income households, especially families with children, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. The Weatherization Assistance Program benefits Delawareans in several ways. First, home weatherization creates safer and healthier homes. While determining the weatherization that’s needed in each home, trained and certified Read more

Stein out of luck in PA? Election finally over

It looks like no Pennsylvania recount. Jill Stein missed the deadline for a Pennsylvania recount. Unless some court rules that a candidate with no chance of winning and who has no evidence that the vote was wrong, has standing to set aside the law. Frankly, the election is so far from being close enough in PA that a recount is one in a million to be optimistic. Wisconsin is not much different and Michigan is not one in a 100,000. No one believes that. The odds of turning all of them has to be 10 billion to 1. Hillary Clinton's campaign joining the effort borders on delusion. They admit that they investigated and found no evidence of a problem. If Stein wanted Clinton to win, she would not have run. Johnson took more votes from Trump than she did from Clinton. The Conservative/Libertarian vote would have been divided, Clinton may have gotten just enough votes to win as a minority President. Read more

Donald Trump Comments on Death of Fidel Castro

President-Elect Donald J. Trump Statement re: Death of Fidel Castro "Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights. "While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve. "Though the tragedies, deaths and pain caused by Fidel Castro cannot be erased, our administration will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty. I join the many Cuban Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign, including the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association Read more

Trump’s Early Choices Show Commitment to Promises

President-elect Donald J. Trump has stirred concern on the far left with some of his choices for staff and cabinet officials. They show that he understands that personnel is policy (Morton Blackwell quote). Sessions will enforce laws not write them. He will ensure conservative jurists are appointed to the federal judiciary. Currently, at least 80 vacancies exist. Governor Niki Haley shows that he is willing to look outside of the foreign policy establishment. She is obviously accomplished, more than most UN Ambassadors, and has experience dealing with foreign interests. As governor, she worked to successfully bring and protect jobs into South Carolina. Many of those were with large foreign companies. The interesting move could make Haley a contender for a 2020 ticket or beyond. The popular governor will now have strong foreign policy credentials, assuming that she does not crash Read more

DE Governor’s Weekly Message 11/25/2016

Giving Thanks Through Giving Back By: Delaware Governor,Jack Markell The first Thanksgiving, which took place nearly 400 years ago, launched a tradition of coming together to give thanks, break bread, and deepen connections between neighbors. I hope that on this Thanksgiving weekend you have the opportunity to do the same. While I have always appreciated this opportunity to gather with family and friends and focus on all we have to be thankful for, as Governor, I’ve also had the privilege to better recognize the Delawareans who quietly work every day to make our communities stronger, with little fanfare. They are public employees, including service providers, public safety workers, educators, and many more, and all the support staff who make the impact of their collective work possible. They are the men and women in uniform who are deployed abroad in service to our state and country, Read more

Delaware Grapevine’s Celia Cohen retires

After 42 years of political writing for the News Journal then her own Delaware Grapevine which was picked up in Delaware Today and the Community Newspaper network, Celia Cohen recently announced that she had enough. 42 years of political writing is enough, she posted, Cohen out. Cohen was also the author of the book on Delaware Politics in 2002,Only in Delaware: Politics and Politicians in the First State Cohen was a fixture at events the regular media used to cover but started to ignore. This allowed her to make contacts and bring both unique insight and inside information to the informed public. If there were a rumor that kept bubbling up that I wanted to know definitively, sometimes, I would just call Ms. Cohen who would know if it were true or false. She had a Rolodex and was not afraid to use it to bring insight to the behind the scenes world of the Delaware Way. Some criticized Read more

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