A rabble-rousing bureaucrat living in Sussex County
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House Majority Leader Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf will formally kickoff his campaign for the 14th District House seat on Wednesday, August 1. Come on down, enjoy a nice day at the beach, and be part of Pete’s reelection effort. He is currently being opposed by some
teabagger Libertarian, as the GOP doesn’t have its sh*t together on this side of the county.
When I was a wee lad, I had the utmost respect for Congress. I was in awe of my then Congressman, Byron Rodgers (D-Denver) who was the essence of a public servant. I was good friends with Congresswoman Pat Schroeder and Congressman & Senator Tim Wirth (who was a neighbor). That all changed after I moved to DC and began working for the government. I discovered that many of the 539 Members of Congress (including the delegates from DC, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands) didn’t really give a damn about their constituents. It was all about getting face time on TV to make it seem as though they were doing something.
This afternoon, Rep. Darrell Issa, chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, pushed through a resolution holding Attorney General Eric Holder in “Contempt of Congress.” Better add my name to that resolution, Issa, because I hold you and the Teabag 112th Congress in the utmost contempt. Obstruction is the motto of this Congress.
The state representative who was
gagged prevented from speaking by Michigan House GOP leaders performed The Vagina Monologues last night on the steps of the Capitol in Lansing.
It seems as though Delaware isn’t a big enough stage for the egotistical would be lawman, Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher. Now his show is going on the road. Granted it isn’t very far, only over to Carroll County, MD, but it seems as though Jeff needs to take his grifter antics to empty the […]
We all remember Crazy Eileen, one of the first birthers to go public. Well, Arizona, not satisfied with being the batshit crazy place it’s become, has just added a new ingredient to the mix – birtherism. Their Secretary of State has indicated he may not allow President Obama’s name to appear on the ballot because he’s not convinced he was born in the US.
It seems as though Jack Markell might have a primary opponent. Magnolia resident Doug Beatty, whose only claim to fame is being the son of actor Ned Beatty, has announced that he is going to challenge Markell in the Democratic primary. That is if he can raise the filing fee.
In what has to be the biggest understatement of the year, Beatty said that he is “an extreme long shot” but thinks he can win if he can get on the ballot. I think he’s watched The Candidate too many times. His run is more like the wet dream Bobby had in Deliverance.
Scene: you have a disabled family member whose care you’ve given to the DC government. The DC government places your loved one in a group home and forgets about him. The group home operator ignores serious medical issues and your loved one dies. You sue the DC government and the group home operator and win. […]
A self-appointed border guard and racist is suspected in the murder of 4 people before he took the chickenshit coward’s way out and killed himself. Longtime white supremacist and border vigilante JT Ready saw himself as part of a war that few others would fight. He amassed weapons. He donned a uniform. He formed his […]
Yesterday, El Som had a post about pending legislation, including HB 289, which would put restrictions on payday lenders. It seems as though there is some push back from Democratic leaders who want nothing to do with this important and consumer-friendly legislation. As El Som wrote: Helene Keeley’s payday loans bill, HB 289, is on […]
It seems as though it’s not just the GOP who is conducting a war against women. The Catholic Church has declared war on women religious. There were two Santa Maria! stories out of the Vatican this week. ….. Then there was the even worse news, by my votive lights, that the Vatican is cracking down […]
Never Again! Never again can we stand silent when a government decides that genocide is the way to deal with its citizens. Never again can we forget to keep the memories alive of the millions of Jews, Roma, Gays, political dissidents, liberals and conservatives who perished at the hands of the Nazis. I also honor […]
Many politicians rack up campaign debts, especially when running against well-healed opponents. Some even loan huge sums to their campaigns. My question is, when a candidate mortgages their home or empties their retirement account, possibly jeopardizing the financial future of their family, do they have an obligation to do everything they can to repay that […]
Mike Wallace, one of the original hosts of 60 Minutes, has died. He was 93. In an essay for CBS News, Morley Safer, a “60 Minutes” correspondent, recounted his colleague’s career thusly: Wallace took to heart the old reporter’s pledge to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. He characterized himself as “nosy and insistent.” […]
That’s the traditional Passover greeting – a Happy, Kosher Passover. Tonight, Jews around the world will sit down with family and friends and recount the story of the Exodus from Egypt thousands of years ago. I’m not passing judgement on whether this is a true story or not (and I ask that you don’t either in the comments), but it is a typical Jewish holiday – they tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.
Well, it must be Spring because it seems as though more crazy talk is filling the airwaves than usual. We now get to listen to Matt Walsh on WGMD in the evenings. Walsh was a DJ on 93.5 “The Beach,” until they tired of him and his nonsense. In 2010, he ran for mayor of Georgetown and took a whopping 25 votes out of the 455 cast. Yes, he took 5.5% of the vote. He probably got his butt kicked because instead of talking about issues that would affect the average Georgetown resident, he squawked about the Second Amendment, health care reform, and illegal aliens. Yeah, those would be my top choices if I was running for municipal office.
Well, tonight on his show, Walsh decided to talk about President Obama’s birth certificate. Or as he put it, his alleged birth certificate. He started off by saying “I’m not a birther, but……..”
If you have some time tomorrow or Saturday, stop by Leg Hall to witness some of our future leaders in action. The 2012 Session of the Delaware YMCA’s Youth in Government Model Legislature will kick-off at 9:00 AM, but the real action doesn’t begin until 1:00 PM, when the delegates start debating the bills they have authored. No subject is taboo for these students. In the past, they have debated marijuana legalization, marriage equality, and even a clothing optional beach at Cape Henlopen State Park. The great thing about this program is that there are no Democrats or Republicans – just middle and high school students debating bills that they wrote on subjects of interest to them.