Political Gossip and Tidbits Wandering About The Small Wonder That is Delaware-The 2/18/15 Edition

Let’s take another look at this upcoming Western Sussex Republican club dinner. And how did you celebrate Charles Darwin day in Delaware? Lots of gossip, snark and updates.

Somebody tell Vince Calabro that perception is everything.

Viince Calabro is the new chairman of the Sussex County Republican Party and I’d written a column recently . The biggest kerfuffle was over a dinner scheduled soon with the theme being to honor retiring Sussex chair, John Rieley,

Everything about how this was planned was a mess….I call it the “Doing the Wrong Thing for the Right Reason” syndrome.

I am about to expound on my discoveries as I spoke, messaged and emailed various folks who were involved in the confusion of a recent Sussex GOP meeting that had the public being expelled and stories of mass confusion over who benefits from this planned dinner and why it is being done.

If ever Occam’s Razor was in effect it appears to be this mess. Bearing in mind again, yon reader, that I am surmising a lot and still I’m not sure I’m right.

It seems Calabro is quite the cook and he thought it would be a fine idea to throw a party toasting retiring Sussex GOP chair and allowing the current group of folks in the Sussex County Republican party executive committee-all the ED’s and RD’s- to socialize and get to know each other.

Frankly I think it’s a great idea.

But this throwing out the public as it is discussed AND, as I am to understand, even confusing your own executive committee, was not the way to go about.

Perception, Mr. Calabro, is everything. And the perception in some quarters is that this whole thing is some sneaky way to raise money for the Lacey Lafferty gubernatorial campaign.

IF I were Vince Calabro I’d make Duke Brooks do his job and issue an explanation for the confusion, a narrative of just why the dinner is being held, and an apology for causing the public inconvenience when many showed up on a stormy night.

Give me a free ticket to your dinner and I’ll write it for you.

I’m jus’ sayin’.


February 12-Charles Darwin Day in Delaware

charlesdarwinWell I just can’t stop laughing over this.

Is there no more urgent action needed in Delaware? Was Darwin born in Delaware? Why bother?

So Governor Markell designates Feb. 12 as Charles Darwin Day in Delaware and again, and again, and again….WHY?

Next year let’s celebrate this big time, maybe have Western Sussex County Republican Club have a dinner. Vince can cook evolved duck and copies of Darwin’s “Evolution of the Species” can be on sale.




The Lacey Lafferty “2016 Walk Across Sussex County”

I’m giving Lacey a little free publicity for this upcoming event because she’s going to get me some pictures of this upcoming Western Sussex County Republican club dinner.

She doesn’t know it yet.

The walk will begin on April 11.

I will be providing more information on this event in a future post.


Here’s a Mysterious Tidbit

Seems Delaware Congress Critter John Carney is going all about the state talking about tax reform.

From Delaware 1059

Delaware Congressman John Carney is holding a series of closed-door meetings with government and johncarneybusiness leaders in Delaware to talk about the U.S. tax system.

Continuing what his office calls a “tax reform listening tour,” Carney is to meet privately today (Wednesday) with top executives of drugmaker AstraZeneca to discuss the corporate tax code.

On Thursday, Carney will hold separate closed-door meetings with the state Chamber of Commerce’s tax reform committee, and with state finance secretary Tom Cook and other financial leaders.

This looks like something he is doing for the Obama regime.

Just a hunch. He’s probably warning them about soon-to-come rising corporate taxes


Milton Candidate’s Forum Coming up

From 105.9:

;The Milton Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters of Sussex County will host a candidates’ forum later this month for the people running for Milton Town Council.

The forum is planned for Saturday February 28, starting at 10 a.m. at the Milton Fire Hall.

Vying for two positions on the Milton Town Council are Theodore Kanakos, Edward Kost and Mark Quigley.


Top Five Safest Delaware Cities

Note Lewes is one of them.

1. Clayton

Violent Crimes Per 1,000: 4.33

Property Crimes Per 1,000: 13.67

  1. Ocean View

Violent Crimes Per 1,000: .51

Property Crimes Per 1,000: 21.72

  1. Delaware City

Violent Crimes Per 1,000: 1.73

Property Crimes Per 1,000: 22.02

  1. Lewes

Violent Crimes Per 1,000: 3.19

Property Crimes Per 1,000: 22.69

  1. Middletown

Violent Crimes Per 1,000: 3.07

Property Crimes Per 1,000: 24.37


Firefly Festival

Sussex county eat your heart out.

The Firefly Music Festival 2015 will include Kings of Leon, Morrissey, Snoop Dogg, The Killers, Spoon, and dozens of other performers June 18th through June 21st at the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway.

issing from the official line-up is Paul McCartney, the subject of much earlier speculation.


From <http://delaware1059.com/story.php?id=14897>



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5 Comments on "Political Gossip and Tidbits Wandering About The Small Wonder That is Delaware-The 2/18/15 Edition"

  1. mouse says:

    Darwin wrote Origin of Species. Not sure what ” Evolution of the Species” is unless it’s the conservative republican creation science book to refute modern biology. I’m sure that’s a book they cook in western Sussex lol

  2. Rick says:

    Sort of like the anti-Darwin book they read in Rehoboth that says homosexuality is “normal,” even though non-propagation and thus, non-survival is, according to Darwin, decidedly abnormal?

  3. Dave says:

    And you are conflating all actions with procreation of the species. Without an excessive treatise on set theory, let me put it simply. Species survives if sufficient numbers of the species procreate even when there are a number of its members who do not procreate. That remains true whether the members who do not procreate choose to remain celibate, establish relationships with partners of the same sex, partners who through medical conditions cannot procreate or any other particular reason why procreation does occur.

    Men with a low sperm count, women who are infertile, etc. are all included. In your view they are “abnormal.” However, you use it in a derogatory context, but if you were a man who suffered from a low sperm count, you would be the same as homosexuals.

    Once again you demonstrate your belief disambiguation paradigm. Survival of the species is simply a matter of sufficient numbers of the species procreating. All mammals have members who are either not permitted to procreate (google lions and other animals that exist in a social structure with a hierarchy) or cannot procreate, yet they survive quite nicely (unless they face extermination at the hands of another species – like us). Is it critical to the species that the majority of the species procreate? Sure. But it is critical to the species that any single pair procreate? Obviously not.

    Now you might believe that homosexuality is sort of a disease that you can catch or that you could be conditioned to become a homosexual. If that’s the case then your concerns are real (at least to you). I recognize that you are constantly being bombarded with information that conflicts with your beliefs. I know it’s a struggle to sustain those beliefs, but sometimes you just have question your beliefs. Not always, but sometimes.

  4. Dave says:

    One further thought. You notice that I did not opine whether homosexuality is normal, abnormal, good, bad, or whether I approve or disapprove. That’s because analysis is agnostic. What I belief is irrelevant when it conducting analysis. Consequently, it is simply a matter of analyzing whether all members of the species must procreate to ensure survival. The conclusion is no. Now if that answer conflicts with my beliefs, I can create a better argument that conforms to my beliefs, or change my beliefs, but what I can’t do is just ignore it as if it never existed. Just as you can’t ignore the fact that some members of all mammals are attracted to members of the same sex, still manage to survive.

    I find it interesting that you would use Darwin to bolster your belief. Do you actually accept evolution?

  5. mouse says:

    Science generally tests or measures things that can be repeated and verified. It doesn’t typically speak to what is normal and what is not other than in a statistical perspective. Didn’t never spoke of “normal” in Origin. But maybe if you people read it before offering an opinion on what Darwin believed, science might not be such a threat to you..

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