Will Governor Carney force state-workers on Obamacare?

Ft Lauderdale shooter NG Vet apparently did reach out for help !

FBI: Gunman flew to Florida specifically to attack airport; Associated Press

FBI Agent George Piro said Santiago spoke to investigators for several hours after he opened fire with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun that he appears to have legally checked on a flight from Alaska.

“Indications are that he came here to carry out this horrific attack,” Piro said. “We have not identified any triggers that would have caused this attack. We’re pursuing all angles on what prompted him to carry out this horrific attack.”

Hours of interview with him and no clue?

Santiago had been discharged from the National Guard last year after being demoted for unsatisfactory performance. Bryan Santiago, said Saturday that his brother had requested psychological help but received little assistance. Esteban Santiago said in August that he was hearing voices, Bryan Santiago said. He said he told his brother then to seek help.

“How is it possible that the federal government knows, they hospitalize him for only four days, and then give him his weapon back?” Bryan Santiago said.

I don’t think it takes common core math to add it up!

For whatever reason he was discharge he is still a war vet and needed help! But no excuse for what he did as it seemed calculated!  

Looks like Trump has a new way of paying for his wall!

Border Patrol seizes $3M from two cars heading to Mexico Published December 21, 2016 FoxNews.com

This undated photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows cash seized by the U.S. Border Patrol who says it's seized more than $3 million that was being smuggled from the U.S. into Mexico.

Delaware’s financial Markell nightmare is setting the stage for election year 2018 slaughter of some Ds

State budget grim, but leaders hope to avoid tax increases , The News Journal

As John Carney prepares to become Delaware’s 74th governor, the state faces one of its largest budget gaps since being savaged by the Great Recession of 2008

So financially Delaware is back to 2008? How is that possible with the job growth under Governor Markell leadership? 

Lawmakers hope to close the estimated $350 million gap without seriously painful spending cuts or major tax increases. But after years of patching budget holes in the final days of the legislative session, state leaders acknowledge that more drastic steps could be necessary in 2017.

Somebody is going to get fucked and once again it will be the middle-class and the forgotten class called senior citizens of Delaware. 

Gov. Jack  Markell builds the recommended budget that serves as a template for legislators, but all eyes are on Governor-elect Carney, who takes office on Tuesday.

The first thing to do is to roll the template up real-tight and jam it up Jack Markell’s ass. Sorry folks all eyes are not on John Carney ! All eyes are on election year 2018 and the Markell’s legislative lap-dogs! Not that I totally support this but the political tide is about to turn! 2018 will be a bumper-crop year for Republicans being elected to local offices. Sorry to say but Dave Sokola seat will go Republican! Financially public education is a mess and Sokola was Markell’s point-person in legislative hall! Joe Miro will retire and his seat will stay  in Republican hands. I have a fresh jar of mint jelly on hand to celebrate. I am not going to share grim political prediction but there are going to be a few shocking upsets for the Democrats.

Folks with the death of many union blue-collar job the strength of union support for pro-union legislators is diminishing. Teachers’ unions are strong but over the next two-years budget cuts will be hitting teachers’ pocketbooks a bit hard. There will be job cuts in education and I hope one will be Markell’s Chinese language immersion program.

Jack Markell FAILED and many state legislators were enablers but more like mice in the corner fearing vindictive Governor Jack Markell! 

“I will work immediately with Democrats and Republicans on a budget reset that looks comprehensively at state spending and how we’re paying for government services,” Carney said, promising to involve the public in that effort.

Well John I think the first thing to do is legalize marijuana because you will need some! The only public involvement will be funding the gaps!

Education is a financial mess because Jack Markell diced and slice supplemental funding cutting from traditional public school and giving to charter school under bias incentive programs! The Delaware Department of Education is BLOATED with unnecessary jobs! Race to The Top funding is gone but  yet thanks to Sokola and the other Markell kiss-asses taxpayer are still funding job created via RTTT. Some titles many have creatively changed but the number of employees at DE DOE has grown.

“The hope is that we can raise revenue without raising taxes,” said Sen. David McBride, D-Hawk’s Nest, who is poised to become Senate President Pro Tempore. “I do not think there is an appetite for that in either party.”

Idiot fence sitter! No Senator McBride! The Democrats put the rope around their own necks and the Republicans will kick the stool! The only thing on the 2018 election menu is roasted Democrats!

“We will be able to say we have the lowest taxes in the country and yet be able to do the things the people of this state count on us to do,” said Sen. Harris McDowell, D-Wilmington North and chair of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee. “We may have to go a little outside the box more than usual. We may need to do some reforms. It’s not going to be easy, but we’re going to get it done.”

Jus say it !!! Income taxes will go up! The only thing going out of a box is an X next to your name in the polling booth! 

 And agencies throughout state government say scarce pay raises have left them struggling to hire qualified workers –– from judges to prison guards.

 Earth to num-nuts !!! That analogy is in line with private sector! Increase taxes including local school taxes cut into thin profit margin and many workers are working with outdated equipment and a smaller workforce! The only way many ger raises is through “added responsibilities” added duties divided up from reduction in the work force. The fire one person and divide those responsiblities amoung others at a fraction of the cost.

“There are a lot of good ideas out there, and there were some good ideas last year,” said Speaker of the House Pete Schwartzkopf. “But it is going to be tough. Frankly, the money’s just not there.”

Many stuck in the bad of your desk drawer! Yea money not there and now its time to raid the public’s pocket to pay for Markell’s mistake with the help of his kiss ass friend in legislative hall.

It’s been very quiet on our end because people are sort of mesmerized by the national situation,” Schwartzkopf said. “And that’s not just because of how unique Donald Trump is. It’s possible they could do things at the federal level that would have a big impact on us.”

And look in your colleagues eyes and you’ll see the 2018 concern! The feds aren’t going to come in and clean up Markell’s shit! In 2018 the Delaware votes will clean up by ousting the Markell puppets !

As one example to find savings, Carney pointed to the Department of Education. At more than $1.3 billion, school funding is the largest part of the budget. Carney said he intends to “restructure” the department “as a support agency.”

While there’s little talk of cutting funding at the district level, some lawmakers have said the state-level Department of Education is ripe for belt-tightening because it added many positions during the massive federal Race to the Top grant program during Markell’s tenure.

The public cries were there re: Race to The Top  and the same goes for Markell’s Frankenstein called the Delaware Department of Education. It will take four-years to undo the damage Markell caused! Ans somebody has to pay in 2018! We have kids learning Chinese whereas less than one percent will ever use on the job. Yet we have far too many kids struggling to be proficient in their first language called English! Charter schools take property out of the local tax pools by the exemption. State legislators need to be more aggressive is collecting delinquent school taxes from the likes of Wanxiang how owes $900.000.00 + is school taxes! At the end of the day Fuck local school referendums! Why should the public bail out Markell’s Chinese butt-buddies? Red Clay school board has no grit! Where is the letter to Wanxiang respectfully asking the pay their school taxes? Merv is a pussy! Go tell your state legislators ! Right ! LOL ! 

In 2014, Markell asked lawmakers to raise the gas tax by 10 cents to put the state’s transportation fund on solid ground. Lawmakers declined to make that move. Instead, in the final hours of that legislative session, the General Assembly chose to increase tolls and many fees at the DMV.

How about taxes those f-ing tanker cars constantly block our railroad crossing ? How about taxes the air polluters! Sure they’ll pass it on but market pressures will keep some of it in check! 

I’ll end this rant with election year 2018 will be the revenge year booting out the Markell ass-kisser! 

OUCH ! Delaware Liberal!

Delaware Liberal’s Huge Exodus Of Contributors Over The Hillary/Bernie Split by Exceptional Delaware 

“The Delaware blogging community saw a very odd thing happen this week.  Delaware Liberal saw four of their ten contributors suddenly leave the popular liberal blog.”

I don’t know !!!!!! Might be the Mike Castle curse ! However, all good people over at Delaware Liberal and the additional new blogs as a result is welcome. But I’ll be honest! DL Jason, Mike Matthews / Down With Absolutes  and Dan Garrett / Delaware Watch were my inspiration to jump into blogging in 2006  and OMG Pandora use to rock the house at Red Clay School Board Meeting! Manning probably is still having nightmares about her! She had more tactful ways to tell him to kiss her ass than anyone!  

Photo Shop blast from the past LOL 🙂 I had fun making this one ! 

castledl

Move over Rich Jensen! Steve Worden’s WIZU 99.9 FM’s 51 ft antenna inching towards reality

Radio Newark looks to build antenna at STAR Campus

By Josh Shannon jshannon@chespub.com / Newark Post

After persevering through a series of setbacks, the fledgling Radio Newark could hit local airwaves as early as February.

The community radio station recently reached a tentative deal with the University of Delaware to install a 51-foot antenna on the STAR Campus. The transmitter will be located toward the back of the property, formerly the Chrysler assembly plant, near some maintenance buildings.

The site is the third proposed location and though the first two didn’t work out, founder Steve Worden is confident the antenna will be installed by the FCC-imposed deadline of Feb. 7. He needs to raise $5,000 by then in order to pay for installation costs.

Do we really need another radio station ? Yes indeed this one! I had a chat with Steve and his radio station is designed for the community.

ABOUT RADIO NEWARK

 It’s different from Old Radio in that it is wild and free.  No scripts, no advertisers, no need to reach the masses.  I want the fringe.  I want the top end and no more.  I want the brightest, smartest, most fascinating people to be ON the station and listening as well.

Well I guess I fit into the fascinating group 🙂 However, Radio Newark would be a great sounding board for some of our brightest and smartest folks who hang around blogs, Facebook and Twitter. Such as Dana Garrett, Steve Newton, Nancy Willing, John Young. Mike Matthews and many many more Delaware intellectuals. Steve Warden also wants school-age kids engagement. I think our views as a community is as wide as radio spectrum wavelengths. Steve mentioned that individuals or groups could send him podcasts to review and select from. And I am sure, he’ll have folks over for live on-air conversation. I would love to see former Delaware Talk Radio host Mike Matthews back behind a mic. Mike did an outstanding job at that radio gig! Yep he was crazy enough to have Kilroy join him! Then there is OMG I can’t tell jokes Rick Jensen! Rick is the only radio guy I know that gets his rocks off report traffic! One of these days I am going to call in the Jensen Show and dog him! Be like old time! I was never tempted to drop the F-bomb on Rick’s show but came close on John Rago’s Show back in the day with WDEL. Anyhow, I think Steve Worden’s Wizu 99.9 FM will compliment social media and restriction for profit Radio!

Steve says this, ” It’s different from Old Radio in that it is wild and free.  No scripts, no advertisers, no need to reach the masses.  I want the fringe.  I want the top end and no more.  I want the brightest, smartest, most fascinating people to be ON the station and listening as well.” He’s got that right ! The fringe! The list of folks I mentioned above are on the fringe and they stop things coming our way long before mainstream media. We don’t wait ! We keep our radar on and bounced on the unwelcome!

It turns out that a horde is not too many, when you are talking about PARTICIPATORY Radio.

No lie. If you’ve got a good story to tell, we’ll help you. Sign up here. If you want to vet and edit other’s work, sign up here. Maybe you want to TEACH broadcasting to seniors — sign up here.

Really, there are SO MANY WAYS to help our little homegrown radio station. You can represent us at community events. Search out and identify new content. Write and record stories. Work with others to record and produce THEIR stories. Create bumper music, announcements, and station imaging…

You have ideas of your own. BRING THEM. We want to hear from you. Seriously.

Yo gang ! check out this! Steve Worden is the real deal !!!

IT’S OFFICIAL — RADIO NEWARK AFFILIATES WITH THE VOICE OF AMERICA!

Most recently we have been favored by the Broadcasting Board of Governors — the ‘parent company’ of the Radio Liberty, Radio Free Europe, Radio Marti, and the Voice of America.

AMAZING !!!!!!!! 

Yes!  New material covering science, news, and international affairs will be coming our way.  In addition to the VOA News Now programs currently being heard, we will be adding Voice of America science, news, and international affairs segments within our normal ‘short attention span’ format.

(Format?  What format…?!  A friend once told me, “Your station is the only one that surprises me.  I never know what will be coming next!”)

You better not hope its Kilroy coming next 🙂 LOL 

You know ! I’ll bet Steve Worden would love to have some podcasts from Mike Matthews students. Discussing current events or just what it like being a kid! We adults keep “improving” education with our ideas but very seldom ask young student’s for their items on how to improve public education. 

Here is a link to Radio Newark WIZU 99.9 FM !! Check it out !!

Click here to help raise the tower 

       Image result for animated gif. radio tower

How many snowflakes does it take to close Delaware’s public schools?

How Serious Is The Threat of School Privatization under Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos?

janresseger

Over the past couple of decades school privatization has been normalized.

Here is Carol Burris, chair of the Network for Public Education: “The drive to privatize the public education system under the guise of ‘choice’ is well underway—and can be expected to pick up steam when Donald Trump becomes president.  He chose as his education secretary a Michigan billionaire named Betsy DeVos… who has said the public education system is a ‘dead end.’…. (P)ublic education has been the frog in the pot of water, as school privatizers and ‘education reformers’ have slowly turned up the heat.  Over 1 million students receive a taxpayer-funded voucher to attend a private school , and close to 3 million attend charter schools.  Whether the adjective ‘public’ is in front of the word ‘charter’ or not, charters are at the forefront of school privatization.”  Of course 50 million children and adolescents across America are…

View original post 1,235 more words

Karma aka Fisker’s Atlantic EV being built in China! Boxwood Delaware ; no car and no school taxes

Gov Markell’s own reports proves he’s a racist!

Governor Jack Markell’s office on Friday published a consultant’s 151-page diversity study of state government workplaces – the latest in a string of inquiries to be done after allegations of systemic racism in state government arose in 2015.

The study, which was based upon surveys of thousands of employees, was conducted by Bethesda, Maryland-based Ivy Planning Group after it won a $468,000 contract from the governor in September.

Authors of the report said the state must employ a top-down approach to solve issues of discrimination. The next governor should create a cabinet level position to direct diversity rules to each department, said Janet Crenshaw Smith, president of Ivy Planning Group.

Do let the door hit you in the ass Jack ! 

John Kerry is a disgrace to America

Isn’t it time to take state pensions from those employees who steal $$$ from our schools?

Feds indict Dover charter principal for theft  , The News Journal

The former principal of The Academy of Dover Charter School could face decades in prison after being charged with embezzling $5,000 of federal money from the institution, the U.S. attorney for Delaware announced Thursday.

Come on now ! He is not going to prison !

Noel Rodriguez, 55, was indicted on four counts of federal program theft, accused of taking money or property from 2011 to 2014, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

The years to steal $5000.00???????? Come on ! Plea bargain ! 3 years probation and pay back the $5K.

According to a report by State Auditor Tom Wagner’s office issued last year, Rodriguez, who left the school in 2014, used school cash to make $127,866 in personal purchases, reimbursed employees for buying alcohol and other barred items, paid legal fees for a sexual harassment lawsuit and gave arbitrary bonuses to teachers.

OK we’re a bit beyond the fed’s 5K! So are we talking state charges ? NOPE !!!!!!!!

His case is being investigated by the FBI, the U.S. Department of Education – Office of the Inspector General and the Delaware Attorney General’s Office, with assistance from the Delaware Officer of Auditor of Accounts.

What does that mean? More charges possible ?

There have been other cases involving embezzlement at Delaware charter schools.

Just last month, former charter school administrator Sean Moore pleaded guilty to embezzling $161,871 from the Family Foundations Academy in New Castle, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Delaware.

What is it going to take out state legislators to engage! Perhaps we need laws the would take state pensions away for those who steal from our schools! We need a deterrent with a hard message!

Why has Buffy Sainte-Marie been overlooked for Nobel Peace Prize? And then there is Neil Young @neilyoung @buffystemarie

Talk about a blast from the past !!!!!!!!! This girl was in the trenches of the soical awakening movement! When looking back after all these years I think we forgot to help advance the real owners of America! The American Indian! We have no problems fight to remove images of the American Indian down to our local high school Conrad’s Red Skins!  Perhaps when those images are no more our American Indian brothers and sister will fade further in the background of America!  And then there is Neil Young! The whisper and howl in the win! 

Neil was with us all the way like the Pied-Piper pointing the way with his music! 

Wouldn’t it be amazing if these two universes came together in song ? 

How dare Trump wanting to upgrade our nukes