Monthly Archives: October 2008

Tyler Nixon to stand guard in Dover

This American veteran of Desert Storm isn’t afraid to get dirty. Let’s send him to Dover to cleanup wasteful state government. It’s time for the next generation to set the course for our children and grandchildren.

Send the new guard to rid Dover of the old closed government guard! We need good men like Tyler Nixon to guard the future and liberties for our children and senior citizens.

How about you World War II, Korean, Vietnam, Iraq vets and current military members! Let’s give one of your own the opportunity to defend your rights and homeland from wasteful state government! Tyler Nixon will work hard for your well deserved benefits.

Little Star So Bright

Twinkle twinkle little star I know your not far.
You will always be the sunshine in my heart

Little Tabby is like beautiful stardust shinning through
the clouds is heaven.

The tears is heaven do rain down and brings
ocean of heart aches.

Yes so close but so far and the emotional crunches
make it hard.

The beast is no longer feared and is nothing. A new
day is near. So no longer fear as I hear your pain.

The universe is large and can be so empty but hang
onto the stardust who will bring warmth and light

Rambo Nixon to Invade Legislative Hall

Hot new photo of Tyler Nixon! Shout out to Gunner at 8th & I, thank you for hooking me up with Army archives!

Like many veterans Tyler Nixon doesn’t like to brag or discuss some of the tragedies of war but we need to honor him and give him the opportunity to serve the people of Delaware.

No, serving in the military doesn’t give you a ticket into politics however, Tyler Nixon is an accomplished individual who set objectives in life and achieved them.

Our state legislators have loss sight of objectives to provide open government and financial transparency.

The 4th Representative District needs to step-up on November 4th and hand Tyler Nixon his marching orders! We need leaders in Dover willing to fight for the people and have the perseverance to prevail.

If you want to do battle with Dover then send a real warrior down there to kick some ass!

It’s time we invade Dover and send today’s warriors to be tomorrow’s leaders!

Tyler knows as I, grunts eat before command and it’s time for the command in Dover to get in back of the chow line.

OMG Copeland lands the first punch of the knock out!

Charlie Copeland just rolled out some new aggressive campaign ads and the grand slam due out this weekend!

Those who ruled out a Copeland victory are now show signs of deep concerns! I’ve been hearing comments such as “ Denn is riding on Markell’s coattails and it’s turing off Markell voters.” Markell is very safe and is a shoe in!

Call me crazy for my Markell-Copeland administration analogy but many are buying into the concept. People are tired of the political wars in Dover. Markell has a great plan and Denn’s plan only mirrors Markell’s. Copeland can bring many of the stubborn Republicans to the table. Copeland’s future and ticket to the U.S. Congress relies on bring open government and financial transparency. Markell “needs” his help!

Just like children not getting along where parents force them to play together a Markell-Copeland administration will do the same for the children in Dover.

Why is Copeland pushing open government and transparency and Denn just sits on the bench?

Elect Tyler Nixon

Did Matt Denn call Copeland a baby killer?

HB 472 McWilliams

Copeland Y = Yes

This bill creates a procedure by which the Child Death, Near Death, and Stillbirth Commission will perform reviews of maternal deaths occurring in Delaware. The review is to provide meaningful, prompt, system wide recommendations in an effort to prevent future deaths and to improve services to pregnant women. This bill also extends the timeframe from 3 months to 6 months for expedited reviews of all child abuse and neglect deaths and near deaths and provides for compliance with the Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act requirements pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 5106 a(b)(2)(A)(x).


Talk about negative campaigning! Matt Denn’s radio ad claiming Copeland didn’t support legislation dealing infant mortality is pretty much an out right lie

Copeland accuses Denn of “promising” not to take campaign contribution from the insurance industry and exposed the fact Denn went back on his promise!

Matt Denn the Saint Christopher of Delaware in turn made attack ads saying Copeland voted against legislation that deals with infant mortalities. Matt you are a sick political terrorist holding a baby in front of you to save your own political life! Shame on you Matt.

Vote Markell-Copeland administration !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big John Brady Is The Right Choice

It’s Our Turn To Support Tyler Nixon

No hope for the Dover dopes !

Del. ranks low in transparency
State found to be 43rd in nation in open government, ethics
By GINGER GIBSON • The News Journal • October 28, 2008

Delaware found itself near the bottom of a state-by-state ranking of open government, transparency and ethics regulations released Monday

Sen. Karen Peterson, D-Stanton, who has advocated for open-government legislation in the Senate, said she was not surprised by the ranking.

“It’s pathetic, it’s truly pathetic,” Peterson said. “The First State is darn near last.”
Peterson said efforts to reform open-government legislation have been derailed in the Senate, where bills often became the victims of the “desk-drawer veto.”

Senate Speaker Pro Temp Sen. Thurman Adams, D-Bridgeville, the man in charge of that desk-drawer power, could not be reached for comment but released a statement: “I think that, next year, something will happen with open government because it seems like everybody’s running on it,” he said, referring to promises of open government being made by many candidates this campaign season. “But I can’t tell you right now what the final form will be.”

Gov. Ruth Ann Minner has remained largely silent on the issue of open government, but released a statement about the rankings.

“I have long believed that Delawareans have a right to know what happens in the state government their tax dollars support,” Minner said in the statement. “I have always tried to be open in the processes that affect the people of our state and will continue to do so.”

Kilroy’s Spin:

Minner is full of shit ! 8 years as Lt. Governor and 8 years as Governor she has done nothing to promote open government!

This reinforces my concern with a Markell-Denn Administration as it will only carry on the traditions of closed doors. Again like a broken record, Markell has a wonderful plan and Denn is a decent person. However, it’s time for real change in shaking up the state government and yes Copeland can be that wedge in a Markell-Copeland administration.
All the wonderful talk about world class schools, smaller class size, better teachers, better pay, world class healthcare and all the campaign promises from all parties come without a clue how its going to pay for it.We need real change as in open financial transparency of our schools! It time and long over due!
Nothing will change until the political gridlock in Dover is broken! After the election we’ll be hearing about more budget cuts in education. Taxes will be raised with no transparency. Red Clay will still violate state law at will for the sake of, “it’s for the kids.”

State Legislators Responsible for Dropout Rate

Education summit to address rising school dropout rates
By JENNIFER PRICE • The News Journal • October 26, 2008

“It is not enough to merely raise awareness of the dropout issue,” said Education Secretary Valerie Woodruff. “We must act and act now to keep more youth in school.”

Kilroy’s Spin:
Amazing we’re back to debating on educational reform! Prior to the rollout of DSTP in the spring of 1998 “before” NCLB (NCLB was enacted in 2000) educators, education researchers assigned by DOE and our state legislators and a handful of parents including me all raised serious concerns.

The attempt to hold students accountable for the failure of the adults who control their lives and public education was a social train wreck. DSTP was originally designed to measure achievement to better address student academic deficiencies. The state legislators and the Governor Tom Carper took their marching orders from the business roundtable.

For all its efforts DSTP has a negative impact on the high school dropout rate. The year prior to DSTP the dropout rate was 4.7%. The 9th grade dropout rate now exceeds that of the 10th grade. Attempt to change the method of tracking high school dropout has skewed the historical data and the high school dropout rate may even be higher.

At a Red Clay board meeting I heard a board member say; students leave the district or perhaps the state and attend other schools without us knowing. Well duh, if a student moves out of district or state and enrolls in another school, that school will call for the records be transferred. Would this be an indicator that the student did not in fact dropout?

We now have legislators and candidates for governor and lt. govern saying they will do away with DSTP. We’ll duh, DSTP replacement was put on hold because of budget cuts. Also, replacing it would require approval by USDOE re: NCLB, duh! Blame NCLB? No so fast! For years and years since the onset of ESEA schools and states were given billion of dollars which many say were mismanaged. Title 1 the biggest federal grant that provides “Supplemental” funding for reading and math to serve high poverty children has been used to “Supplant” public school funding. NCLB took a left turn when is deviated from targeting the closure of the achievement gap between black and white students.

However, Delaware missed the mark by allowing political agendas such as allowing Red Clay’s hand in crafting the charter school laws that we’re driven by those wanting to build schools that created the bright-flight and did nothing to with addressing the achievement gap. The creation of Charter School of Wilmington that has an admission process that excludes students performing below the achievement gap was designed by Red Clay. We can debate the needs of “all” students however, at a time when the focus was on improving education to address the disparities Red Clay focused on catering to the elitist in the community.

Delaware has 17 charter schools with 8 under academic review or academic watch with the 8 being high poverty and predominately African-American students. Within the Delaware charter school system the achievement gap is much wider then in traditional public school system.

The education system is broken at the top starting with state legislators who refuse to believe there are serious cracks in the Delaware charter school laws. Bill Lee will hold up the successful charter school proclaiming this is the way to go. He’ll bash teachers in traditional public school failing to meet the standards but says nothing about teachers in the failing charter schools. No doubt he’ll take the news about the high school dropout rate and use it to further is proclamation that charter schools are the way to go!

Our state legislators are hands on in building charter schools even though there are major flaws at the same time they ignore the needs of traditional public schools. It’s evident that education is being driven by politcal special interest at the board levels of local business not based on classroom needs. Red Clay school board violates charter school approval laws and state contract bid laws and local politicians living with in the bounds of Red Clay turn a blind-eye and are actual part of the Red Clay charter school agenda.

The concerns with the high school dropout rate are a result of the reckless agendas of state legislators who sellout our children particularly black children for personal political gains.

Vote Markell-Copeland Administration!

My vote is for Jack Markell 100% but I have a problem with the Delaware democrats who gave Ruth Ann Minner a second term knowing she was screwing up!

The diehards Delaware Democrats proclaim Markell and Denn are the winning ticket for the people. I am not so sure!

I will not vote for a Lee-Copleand administration nor will I vote for a Markell-Denn administration.

I am voting for a Democrat Governor and a Republican Lt. Governor.

Matt Denn is a fine man and Charlie Copeland may need to move towards center. But we’re talking politics here and it’s time to break the Dover gridlock and force the Democrats and Republicans to work together! In four years from now if Delaware is still a mess we’ll have to really consider a 3rd party candidate!

A Markell (D)-Copeland (R) administration is the only safe ticket.

Delaware Killed America

REVISED 7:50 PM 10/24/2008
People just do get it! Between the great depression and the end of World War II there wasn’t much of a middle class. Many of the children that went to war were those of immigrants and were living at home. Also, farm boys leaving the fields and men living in boarding homes.

After the war the United State became the benefactor of the new industrial revolution. Europe’s manufacturing capacity was in ruins due to the massive wartime bombing. China, Japan and the Far-East manufacturing capabilities were null. The United States manufactured the tools and equipment to get the rest of the world’s manufacturing factories up and running. The price to subdue Japan into keeping the peace was to bring them into the world economy. Same goes with China and others Far-East countries. Why would a business partner of the United States want to war with the United State or it’s allies sabotaging their own economy?

Steel use to be one of the U.S major exports! Our government sat back and allowed Japan to dump their government subsidized steel in the U.S. One of the biggest mistake the United States made was to export advance technology. The biggest contiuning mistake is the United State allowing other countries to slap duties taxes on American exports making them more expensive. Send an American made washing machine to Mexico and it’s probably 50% duty tax. The world economy is not on an even playing field. Blame the American unions that’s, crap, many of the Asian countries enslave children in factories for pennies a day. The American unions were a result of a worker revolt in the United States because the U.S. government turned it’s back on the atrocities U.S. employers imposed on workers. Why do you think we have stringent child labor laws and other worker protection laws? OSHA wasn’t a gift to the workers! It was the unions who forced the government’s hands to enact safety laws to protect workers.

The middle-class population aka the gap between rich and poor exploded after War World II.The U.S. governments desire to rule the world and promote freedom piece-mealed our manufacturing jobs overseas. Think about it, way don’t you see “duty tax” on a foreign car invoice? Now the government allows out sourcing of HR Services and Customer Support Services to foreign countries. What the hell is left for the American people! K-Mart and Wal-Mart!

Those “Delaware” candidates selling small business as the way to go are full of shit. Small business equals small paychecks that don’t put workers any where near middle-class status. Delaware’s middle-class are “doomed.” The real fallout of the selling of the American economy will come when the children of the baby-boomers reach retirement age. No company paid pension and it’s very doubtful employer’s share of 401K contributions will still exist. As we can see today the fleecing of American’s investment by the ills of Wall Street scum is screwing the baby-boomers

Taxation, take a look at your paycheck! 30% goes toward state, federal, local, Social Security and Medicare. Add in utility taxes, gasoline taxes, tolls, surcharges and all the Mickey Mouse taxes and we’re near 50% of our income.

Thinking about another American Revolution! Not going to happen! Well at least not by arms! If 5,000 people marched on Dover and demanded open government and full financial transparency of state affairs, it will be done!

American particularly the middle-class has lost their will to be free! The expectations of the United States Constitution are not a given unless one stands up for their rights. Many look at minorities and say they equal opportunites but are lazy. If true why then did it take a Civil War to free the salves and why did it take all the way up to the 1960’s to ensure and protect the rights of minorities?

Middle-class white American is going to have a rude awaking because they are being pushed down the social scale and when they cry foul those cries will go unheard. Welcome to poverty white middle class! Your ghettos won’t be the inner city but mobile home parks!

Delaware a state that started a nation will become, Delaware the state where America died!

What are Delawareans? They are people who decided to allow themselves to become the servants to those elected to be “their” public servants!

Kilory’s Delaware Blue Light Special

Guess what folks? There is no way in hell any candidate can delivery what’s promised if elected. Not even Bill Lee’s, no new taxes!

I am not endorsing Bill Lee but he’s is the only candidate saying, “how are you going to pay for it.” In my opinion, taxes will have to be raised within the next four years plans or not plans!

Education; soon the SEED program will come to an end! Minner made promises that can not be sustained. Furthermore, the truly poor can get federal education assistance to cover the cost of Del-Tech’s tuition. Not that I want to see this program go but, let’s get real.

Though I’ve warmed up to Rodel’s Vision 2015 but without financial reform of the school district including full financial transparency Rodel might need to consider changing the name of Vision 2015 to Vision 2025. It’s no going to happen without funding! Jack Markell has the best plan for education reform and I am sure he knows without funding his book is just paper!

Charter schools, without financial reform even charter schools will suffer. Educational budget cuts do impact charter schools. Maybe when the First Responder Charter School opens they can teach their Jr. CIA insurgence tactical team how to raid DOE mainframe to transfer funds from Red Clay’s account to their school. It’s going to be bleak for even charter school start up. Those 8 charter schools under academic review and academic watch should look forward and develop transition plans to get their students back in public schools. Keep an eye of Academy at Dover Charter School.

Red Clay, you can bet your ass that Choice Transportation will be Axed. There will be no choice in the matter. Because of Red Clay’s lies and hidden agendas the board was forced to keep current policy in place. The board should have voted on a 5 year plan to eliminate it. Red Clay finances look good and God himself must have touched Red Clay because last February the projected June 30, 2008 carryover balance was predicted to be $260,000.00 but with divine intervention the actual carryover was $4,600,000.00. Those of you who were at September’s board meeting may have heard the board president asked the CFO who twice said the carryover was $2,500,000.00 say, but your presentation (pointing to the overhead PowerPoint presentation) indicates $4,600,000.00! Response was, O that figure includes state and local funds! Many smelled a rat!

Red Clay will be seeking another referendum within another 3 years and marked my words without full financial transparency there will be a community revolution. The, “It’s for the kids” card see its days!

It sucks that Charter School of Wilmington will have to pay rent but it sucks that all charter schools pay rent or mortgage. Just as parents know in the Red Clay elementary school Choice program, transportation is own you because you agreed to the Choice condition, charter schools know the rules prior to filling applications. So coming back after the fact crying it’s not fair is bullshit!

State workers, thank you for your services but my guess is about 1500 of you will be laid off in the first quarter of 2009! Our state’s tax receipts are sliding and the governor will not use the Rainy Day funds to save state jobs. I foresee an end to pension and 401k’s plans. It’s going to be one or the other not both. Employee healthcare contribution, the party is over and I feel bad for those state workers that will get boned like the rest of us.

State Legislators, please step up and take a 20% pay cut! Consider getting a part-time job. You’ll be a shoe in for greeters at Wal-Mart or BJ’s.

The bottom-line the State of Delaware is in a recession and the sooner this state government steps up and acts responsible the sooner we’ll get through it.

Minner will sit back and no make the hard decision and just shove the ball up the next governor’s ass! Markell, Lee, Copeland and Denn however are you going to pay for your dreams? How are you going to end this nightmare caused by Bush and Minner. Mr. Denn wants to stick it the middle-class who are paying out the ass to provide healthcare for their kids and wants the middle-class to pay to provide other better healthcare then what their own kids have.

Delaware Seniors the forgotten people! How much more can you turn back the heat or cut back on food. You’re getting to a point to choose between food and medication.

So folks as you hear the wonderful Delaware candidates spouting off how they are going to provided world class education and healthcare ask them, “how are you going to pay for it.” Having a plan without identified funding sources is just a dream.

Our state legislators need to go into emergency session and hammer out an open government legislation and full financial transparency legislation for public education effective July, 1, 2009. The political gridlock needs to end now!

Our state legislators need to get back to work now! Sorry I am asking you to go into emergency session but our state is in crisis and you have a ressponsibility!

Wow Can’t Believe How Time Flys

Check out Kilroy’s Son’s Band on the side bar! He’ll be 37 in March! Seems just like yesterday he was born to two very young hippies!

sounds of yesterday