Delaware PTA Pres.Teri Hodges is amazing leader

Veto override on testing opt-out fails in House Matthew Albright, The News Journal

“There are a lot of representatives whose votes were about power-playing and not about the substance of the bill,” said Teri Hodges, the PTA’s president.

“I think it will be an interesting November,” she added, referencing the fact that House members are up for re-election this year.

Teri brings fresh hopes in parents regaining rightful local voice and power. Today Delaware witness the Delaware way where political self-preservation rules the day! The leader of the pack was Delaware State Representative Mike Ramone. He’ll sellout parents to protect his so-called small business profits.

Teri, I just want to thank you for staying true to who you are! There is not “I” in team and you sure are proving that!    

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32 responses to “Delaware PTA Pres.Teri Hodges is amazing leader

  1. Delaware way strikes again. Can we now focus on transforming our school system into one where academics and behavior are rewarded and not relegated to the corner ?

    November : vote pragmatically for results rather than bloviating and grandstanding.

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    • Yeah, I saw those results today. The biggest bunch of backstabbing “lawmakers”, Democrat and Republican alike, than Delaware will probably ever see again. 27 of them do not deserve re-election, under any circumstances. The 14 who do, I will support.

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    • Kevin, you must understand by this point that single party control allows our esteemed legislators the luxury of being able to practice political theater. They all knew last session the opt out bill would violate previously agreed upon arrangements to secure federal dollars. They all know they cannot pay for all their constituent programs without federal dollars so. They voted for the bill the first time to let Markell take the heat for a veto and the override veto vote forced them to vote the way the party and the party’s governor voted. This was a foregone conclusion.

      I reiterate, as long as Delawareans keep voting for the same party (i.e.: keep banging their heads against the wall expecting a different result) the Delaware way will continue. Had there been opposing party legislators who felt as you do or thought it would provide election traction, the opt out bill would have had some legs.

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  2. What this shows is how ineffectual of a representative Kowalko is. He has no backing and couldn’t build the support needed for his pet bill. His 100 kwackoites are his main focus. A good legislator can get the support they need.

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  3. Publius e decere

    Looks like the lawmakers opted out of opt out. Looks like the pro opt out zealots are now openly threatening retaliation. No wait, that isn’t retaliation, those are “repercussions”. I think I see it now — “repercussions” are only for the pro opt out zealots to dish out. How critically hypocritical.

    I think M Ryder hit this one right on the money: “Can we now focus on transforming our school system into one where academics and behavior are rewarded and not relegated to the corner ? In November, vote pragmatically for results rather than bloviating and grandstanding.”

    Publius

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  4. lastDEconservative

    Yaaaaaaaaaawn …

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    • Publius e decere

      I’ll see your “yawn” and raise with a “ho hum”. Yesterday saw temperatures rising, as the balloon was popped and the hot air dissipated. Now, on with the show.

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  5. Rep. Hudson’s quote in the Delaware State News:
    “Some of what was in that bill to me is just old, and I just thought it was a political game between (the speaker) and Kowalko and the governor. Stop. I mean, it hasn’t been done in 40 years, obviously it’s not a professional thing to do.”
    My reply to Rep. Hudson’s total lack of respect for the voting public is as follows:
    Rep. Hudson thinks that challenging a bad decision by the Governor who represents a totally different branch of government and has decided to usurp the authority of the general assembly is somehow unprofessional. What is unprofessional is Representative Hudson’s failure to support suspension of the rules and allow debate and a vote for or against the bill on the floor. Maybe Representative Hudson’s theory is that getting reelected is her “profession” and if ignoring the public’s wishes puts her at risk in that regard she should not allow herself to be held accountable to publicly vote on policy. That seems unprofessional and irresponsible to me.

    Representative John Kowalko

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    • lastDEconservative

      ” … Rep. [INSERT ANY NAME HERE]’s total lack of respect for the voting public … ” could apply any day here in The People’s Republic to any elected creep, D or R, including the author of this gem, to any topic over which the elected claim authority.

      A petulant pot calling a feckless kettle black.

      And me caught without popcorn and soda pop to have with the show. Is this a great state or what?

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    • Publius e decere

      Got to love this. The Petulandt Pot.

      CoWallCo demagogues this to a frenzy, then loses resoundingly, then goes on viral attack in full paranoia mode. Pavlovian Perfection.

      Heck with giving the popcorn to LDC. Pass it all around, its going to be a long and pitiful unraveling of The Pol Who Would Be King. A “B” movie for sure. Hopefully its a double-feature.

      Publius

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  6. Pubie,
    You are most assuredly the epitome of an attention seeking, mournful voice of frustration (with your own insignificance) crying out in the wilderness of your own loneliness yet to realize that anyone within hearing range doesn’t care about you or your meaningless existence
    John Kowalko

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    • lastDEconservative

      And a petulant poet. A cross between Edgar Allen Poe and Dr. Seuss.

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    • Publius e decere

      Or better yet:
      “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”
      ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    • Mr K.
      Please draft and submit the following constituent request. We the voting public request a recall law that allows the public to recall any elected official OR appointed official (under the direction of an elected official) by a majority number of votes which elected said individual. In other words if 1000 voters were the majority who voted for the individual, then roughly 600 votes should be sufficient to recall them. This serves 2 purposes. 1. Makes the number of votes an individual receives more important and possibly stirs more people vote and 2. Gives the voting public the ability to remove officials like markell or Murphy when they contradict the real will of the people.

      What say you? If the legislature is truly representing the people this law would serve as enforcement to representing constituents and not some other nefarious interests. If they won’t take up this proposal, then the obviousness would be clear that our elected representatives are unwilling to truly be accountable to the public who elected them

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  7. Publius e decere

    A most “assuredly” Representative comment. The epitome of an attention-seeking voice of frustration. Anyone within hearing distance doesn’t care. Apparently, starting with the Dover sole which was served up this week with a side of SOS. Oh well, off to my yacht for some R&R. Try to relax, Representative Sisyphus … maybe use this weekend to learn how the remote works.

    Publius

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  8. Hopefully someone runs against Kwackjob in Nov. Embarrassment to Newark.

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    • Wow Greg, I’ve never heard you say this before. What an original statement. Thanks for sharing. I wish I lived in Newark to vote for John, again and again and again and again…

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    • KO: “I wish I lived in Newark to vote for John, again and again and again and again…”

      And you thought your son’s educational experience was bad in Kent County???? Oh my, you ain’t seen nothin’. Move on up Kevin. We’ve got buses running all over heck and creation making commutes a nightmare during the school year, referendums where schools cut teachers but not administration, school boards that blow smoke up your _____ to get referendums passed, board members defend inefficiency, districts blame parents for opting out of the lower performing schools and representatives that use school yard names for their constituents.

      Maybe your kids would enjoy being assaulted in one of our fine CSD H/S’s for his phone. They won’t even arrest the perps because that would raise the ire of Jea Street.

      Please let Mr. K know that this constituent most certainly votes and guarantees he will assist anyone who runs against him. Thankfully idiocy is universal and doesn’t discriminate.

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    • Publius e decere

      The definition of insanity … doing something “again and again and again” and expecting different results. Par for the course. Putt putt.

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  9. Once again the “ferret” emerges from its hole. 8th and French, 4th floor bring your check “G”-man. And bye the bye M. R. I’m already accountable to the people and less than a handful of nitwits such as you can’t change that reality. Declare your opinion and “nefarious” interest at the ballot box this November. If indeed you do vote. Fortunately, for you, idiocy does not disqualify your right to cast a ballot.

    John Kowalko

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  10. Pubie,
    You poor misguided and uninformed scold. November hosts a recall event. It’s called an election. That’s the time when engaged thoughtful people exercise their right to recall or reinforce their choice of who will represent them. Why don’t you and your foursome/posse sit down and choose one of you favorites to run for office (any office). Maybe drag the lastDE.conman out of the confines of his basement to see what the world is like offline. May have to be a little careful with his witticisms if they are directed at anyone face to face however. Anyhow, good luck with your little sewing circle of friends. Perhaps you can collect enough for the “G”-man to file.

    John Kowalko

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    • Damn, Publius got schooled! I would have thought Publius didn’t even like elections, and that all positions like this should be appointed.

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    • lastDEconservative

      Pub schooled by Kwacko. And Iran was schooled by Kerry.

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    • lastDEconservative

      “Maybe drag the lastDE.conman out of the confines of his basement to see what the world is like offline.” LOL! You’ve never seen my basement lair, nor the world I am in day to day, that of makers and producers, and yes, among those profiting from -work- [insert Maynard G. Krebs wince here] for myself and *gasp* others willing and able, and who wantonly eschew the dole and/or equity you so vehemently promote.

      “May have to be a little careful with his witticisms if they are directed at anyone face to face however.” OMG, here’s once that your stilted prose actually uses a fairly accurate word! Witty is fair. Bitingly so is more accurate. Thanks, Kwacko!

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    • Mr. K
      Glad to see your comments are as predictable as ever.

      (Personality type fill in)- have such an elevated sense of self-worth that they value themselves as inherently better than others, when in reality they have a fragile self-esteem, cannot handle criticism, and often try to compensate for this inner fragility by belittling or disparaging others in an attempt to validate their own self-worth.

      Comments and criticisms about others are vicious from sufferers of (Personality type fill in), in an attempt to boost their own poor self-esteem.

      As far as a an idiocy test goes, when you’re ready to propose a real voter qualification test to prevent the incapable from becoming elected officials, let me know. Furthermore, I suggest a legislative proposal to require borderline personality trait evaluations for every potential AND elected/ appointed official with the results to be presented to the public without interference from said evaluated individual.

      Adding to my list of named insults: selfish, stupid, elitist, idiot, nitwit. I feel honored my elected (not by be) representative is completely comfortable in school yard insults when presented with an opposing view. Is there an “opt out” box on the ballot to retain my state taxes when my representative insults me.

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  11. LDC and Publius are very committed to their ideals and principals…. Under the cloak of screen names. It seems to me that such well spoken, grounded in morality types would sign their names in big bold letters ala JOHN HANDCOCK….why hide?

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  12. Should be principles..sorry… I saw it after I hit submit… I’m guessing that gets me thirty days of hard labor

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  13. Publius e decere

    Well now, about that Founding Father’s malaprop ……

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  14. Oh Pubie you’re just being “petulandt”
    John K.

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  15. Publius e decere

    Exceptionally so.

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