Political Gossip and Tidbits Wandering About The Small Wonder That is Delaware-The 11/12/15 Edition

If she gets her husband to help steal signs she might be our next Lieutenant-Governor. Also the escaped EMU and coming soon to a TV near you…MURDER TOWN….featuring Wilmington Delaware! Rep. Rich Collins updates me and more gossip, commentary and, eh….tidbits. Click on in.

Three New Candidates for Delaware’s Lieutenant Governor

I see no Republicans in this field. I wonder if Colin Bonini or Lacey Lafferty are going to appoint a co-candidate for this office.

dr11.06.15deltidbitsbethanylongFirst we have Senator Bethany Hall-Long, she with the husband caught stealing Republican campaign signs in the dead of night. OF COURSE WE SHOULD ELECT HER OUR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR! What’s a couple of signs and any sense of fairness and decency in a political campaign?

Maybe her fine, fine, honest husband should run.

Heh. And we note that Mr. Greg Fuller has announced his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor.

Fuller was once the elected Sussex county Recorder of Wills and was endorsed by the very loyal Rep. Dave Wilson, God Bless. Wilson is a Republican while Fuller is a Democrat but Wilson flips us the bird and endorses the Democrat instead of the already-elected Recorder of Wills, Cindy Green.

Still and so, Fuller is from Sussex county and unless a Republican is running for that job I would probably support him.

Finally there’s Sherry Dorsey Walker, a Wilmington councilwoman who is also seeking this position.dr11.11.15ldeltidbitsladylootgovcandidate

I don’t, as of yet, have a dog in this race. But I’ll pray with a vengeance that the woman with the thief of a husband does not win.

Jeez, we gotta have some kind of standards here.

Making Stuff Up-the New Trend

This is worrisome.

Of course, yon reader knows about the Laurel kid that accused her bus driver of hitting her?

Of course first thing the powers-that-be suspended the bus driver pending review of the bus video. For reasons of incompetence and nothing less, the hard drive of the bus’ video output was not working whatever the hell that means. Because anything the government is in charge of never works right, let me point that out.

Taking deep breath, we now note that upon review of the video it was apparent that the child’s story was a lie. The child’s mother did publicly state that her child lied about the incident and did so at the urging of other children.

From Delmarvanow:

The parent of a North Laurel Elementary School student who accused a bus driver of assault said Thursday her daughter made up the story.

The parent, Ruth Baker, said four other students got her daughter, who is in fourth grade, to tell the fake story.

Since the beginning of time children have been lying and making things up. But look at that Missouri thing going on, every allegation of racism so far proven untrue but still we have people resigning and culture fires smoldering.

Children, indeed all citizens, pick up this tone from our culture. Aided and abetted by this awful President of ours who, until the end of his term, will keep on working to fan the flames of non-existent racism.

This makes this kind of deception become more prevalent. After all, they are only following the example of the mighty collegiate masses.

Wow….Look at this Union Wage Increase

In view of the recent surreptitious raises awarded to Pete Schwartzkopf’s staff, and other legislative types wanting to grant raises to those who work for them, get a load of this raise increase for the 150 employees in the city of Wilmington.

Wilmington city officials have approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 320.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports a pay raise is likely for some workers.

The contract calls for the 150 employees in the Public Works, Streets and Water departments to see a 3 percent cost-of-living salary increase. It also calls for a one-time payment of either $2,000 or $4,000 per worker, depending on the hire date.

City officials estimate the cost-of-living increase will cost about $262,684 while the one-time payment to employees will cost $546,852.

A funding bill for the raises is expected to be introduced by the city council today (Thursday).

The agreement will expire on June 30, 2018.

It’s not only that they got a 3% raise, a percentage not in keeping with the cost-of-living increases of late, dear Lord they also get a nice big payment of $2,000 to $4,000 based on hire date.

Well Wilmington, they got a lot of dough.

Was Crack found in a local school?

I just don’t know what to think about this story but it really happened.
From 105.9 fm:

there was an isolated incident where a child took what was thought to be candy from another child.

A Facebook post states the child was hospitalized from taking the ecstasy, but Swenson could NOT confirm that; she adds that the incident is under investigation.

A letter was sent out to parents Monday night, alerting them to remind their kids not to take strange foods


Heh, Wilmington Becomes Murder Town

So a major television network is taking on a few episodes for a drama pilot called “Murder Town”….all about dearly beloved Wilmington.
Well at least their trash collectors are well paid.

If not crack or lying school bus children, runaway emus now terrifying schools

From NBCphiladelphia.com:


Drew Hurst told NBC10 he didn’t know what to think when his grandson told him a giant bird caused a lockdown at Spring Meadow Early Childhood Center in Townsend, Delaware.

“You weren’t allowed to go play in school because a giant emu was running around in your playground and it was being chased by police?” Hurst asked.

This story has become quite the local color tale of the day. Seems they still have not caught this unruly bird as of this writing.

Rep. Rich Collins Updates me on DNREC story
Here is the original Blog post.

I sent a link to this Blog post, as written using as much of my brain as possible, to Rep. Rich Collins. Collins is the guy kind of in charge of this attempt of local legislators to control a runaway bureaucracy run amok.

It took a bit of phone tag but I finally got a chance to speak to Rich Collins and this guy is just a great narrator. He DID read my Blog post and he felt a need to flesh out the unruly edges a little bit.

Collins acknowledged that there IS a need for storm water management but he emphasized that most storm water problems occur in older homes and buildings, often built many years ago when such as future rain runoff was not considered beyond putting up the building.

I’m supposing Rich wanted the world to know he was not negating the need for such concern, and rules, lest anyone so wrongfully deduce.

Collins told me that while the appeals court did rule against DNREC, the appeals court judge effectively “stayed” the judgment awaiting the ruling of Delaware’s Supreme Court. “We’re hoping this case will be ruled on by the Supreme court around February of next year.”

Rich was emphatic in telling me that the regulations and rules that DNREC wants to put in place will make much, much land unusable.

I didn’t go into more detail on this matter because a)my mother-in-law was calling and b)I’m not sure I’d understand it anyway.

However I am going to keep following this story because hey, I’m interested. I think unelected bureaucrats are our most dangerous enemy.

Next I am going to contact Rep. Ruth Briggs-King and find out what she intends to do by opening the House committee on Natural Resources early.

Stay tuned yon readers, we’re on top of this.

More Coalitions of Color
I am contacting you once again on behalf of Delaware’s Complexities of Color Coalition.

The third in a series of town hall meetings on criminal justice and race will be taking place in Wilmington on Tuesday, November 17th at 7pm.

Some of the speakers will include nationally known activist Tamika Mallory, Delaware Chief Justice Leo Strine and University of Delaware black studies professor Yasser Payne.

A news release is pasted below.

Life or Death: Criminal Justice and Race in Delaware
New Castle County Town Hall Meeting
November 17th at 7:00PM

The Complexities of Color Coalition, the NAACP Delaware State Conference, the Delaware Repeal Project, and the Innocence Project will be hosting the third in a series of four town hall meetings to address the racial inequities in Delaware’s criminal justice system. It will take place on Tuesday, November 17th at 7:00PM at Tabernacle Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral in Wilmington (details below).

The call to action for Delaware’s political leaders will be amplified – the black community will no longer tolerate the status quo.

“Racial injustice in Delaware must be addressed by the powers that be,” said Dr. Donald Morton, Executive Director, Complexities of Color Coalition. “Inaction on issues such as racial profiling and the death penalty sends the message that black lives don’t matter and that Delaware’s political leaders do not care.”

The Keynote speaker for the event will be nationally known activist Tamika Mallory, Board Member, The Gathering For Justice, who is also a murder victim family member.

“My message will be unmistakable and it will echo what Delaware’s black community has been saying for far too long,” Mallory said. “Whether it is police use of unnecessary force or racial disparities in pursuit of the death penalty, we are demanding justice. Just like in the rest of America, in Delaware, we can’t breathe.”

The New Castle County town hall meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 17th at 7:00PM at Tabernacle Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral, 501-505 Washington Street in Wilmington.

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NEXT : Man this property dispute of mine gets more complicated every day. Got a post in pics next while I gather my nerves.

2 Comments on "Political Gossip and Tidbits Wandering About The Small Wonder That is Delaware-The 11/12/15 Edition"

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    I love the definition of “next” Pat uses.

    From a week and several articles ago:

    “NEXT : The verdict is in! The property dispute is postponed and folks, it’s a great story. I’m ready to take it to the people. Insert wink here.”

    If it’s such a great story, why don’t you tell it?

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