Archive for October, 2008

IT’S NOT RIGHT….IT JUST NOT RIGHT, BIDEN’S UNEXPLAINABLE DISLIKE OF CONNOLLY IS WRONG

October 27, 2008

Ok, I’ll admit that politics is dirty pool.  People hold grudges, want to “get even”, try to beat down the opposition….but, now Biden has gone too far.  By not endorsing Colm Connolly for a Federal Judgeship here in Delaware, he is messing with the quality of justice.  He is depriving this commuity of maybe the most qualified, most honest, most successful, and most just criminal justice system attorney I’ve ever met….I’ve been criminal justice department chairman at three universities, including Wilmington University, (’76-’78), plus my NYPD background, so, I’ve met many, many judges, attorneys, etc.  In fact, I fired now Federal Judge Farnan, as a teacher in my criminal justice program, and hired Joe Hurley in 1976, when both them were young buck attorneys….but, don’t blame me too much for that mistake.  

     Connolly is a Republican.  Connolly is one of the must successful U.S. Attorney’s this community has ever experienced. He has investigated, prosecuted, convicted, and jailed people from both political parties.  Tom Capano himself said that he would have escaped being convicted of the murder of AnneMarie Fahey, if it weren’t for Colm Connolly and his federal team entering the case, and getting the conviction. 

    Connolly is a proactive U.S. Attorney; getting involved with various potential crime trends BEFORE they became crime waves.  He is one of those rare presecutors who let justice rule his thinking and actions….not automatically assuming guilt.  He let the facts speak to the issue, and not a predisposition to convict at all costs.  He and his assistants often recommend meaningful prison sentences which fit the individual, for the good of the community; not one size fits all.

    IF ANY ONE DESERVES THE FEDERAL JUDGE POSITION, IT IS COLM CONNOLLY. MOST OF US KNOW IT, INCLUDING YOU, SOON-TO-BE-VICE-PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN. I KNOW YOU DO. 

I don’t know the real reason that Biden refuses to honor Connolly with the position he deserves; but I do know that whatever the reason is, IT’S PERSONAL WITH BIDEN.  Yeah, it’s REAL personal, and that’s wrong, Joe.  The world does not revolve around your personal annimosties.  This federal judgeship doesn’t belong to you, Vice President Biden….IT BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE OF DELAWARE.  DO A SURVEY….YOU’LL FIND OUT THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE IN DELAWARE WANT COLM CONNOLLY TO BE FEDERAL JUDGE CONNOLLY.

Not having any other premise to work with, do you want to know what most of the local legal community is saying, and what the political community is saying, and what many knowledgeable people are saying when it comes to why you won’t make the obvious appointment of Colm Connolly to be a federal judge?

Here are the things I’m hearing:  1. You are saving the postion for your son Beau, and/or  2. Connolly investigated, convicted, and put in jail, some of your close political buddies….does the name Mike Harkins come to mind? and/or, 3. You are pissed off that you could not have influence the way he ran his office. and/or,  4. You don’t want to honor him and put him in a higher postion than Beau. and/or 5. It’s just that he’s a Republican, and God forbid that a Republican gets any status in Delaware. I don’t know what the real reason is, Vice President Biden…but I DO know this…..YOU CAN’T FIND ONE SINGLE LOGICAL, INTELLIGENT, HONEST REASON FOR NOT RECOMMENDING COLM CONNOLLY FOR BEING A FEDERAL JUDGE…..AND SHAME ON YOU FOR THAT.

I, and many other people in this State, fully support you for the Vice President position….but you are certainly diminished as a person, if you don’t do the right thing and give this position to a quality person like Colm Connolly…..you know it, and I know it.

Now, I fully realize that I’m a nobody in the large scheme of things, but that doesn’t mean that  many other nobodies like myself don’t have ideas about the quality of people.  We do recognize dirty politics and personal grudges when we see them.  Prove us wrong Vice President Biden…show us that you don’t practice  petty partisanship.  Show us you are above all this, and just do the right thing…..WE WILL RESPECT YOU ALL THE MORE, IF YOU DO.

Please use your Judiciary Committee Chairmanship position to make the right decision–make Colm Connolly a Federal Judge.

OK! LET’S BEAT ALL THE OTHERS….THIS WEDNESDAY, FROM 1PM TILL 3PM, THE FLAHERTY/FULCHER INTERNET RADIO SHOW WILL HOLD A STRAW POLL

October 13, 2008

WHY WAITYou already know whom you are voting for.  It’s your chance to call in, tell us your choice, and try to convince John and I to vote YOUR way, and try to influence the listening audience to do the same

Yes, the F & F boys will be doing our full-length detailed show on election day also, but let’s kick it off this coming Wednesday.  It gives you an opportunity to play a part in trying to convince our thousands of listeners to vote YOUR way.  And get this, we will be having some interesting guests on…even some candidates….and it won’t be one of those dull things like, “Here is why you should vote for me” crap, or anything boring like that. 

Talk about going negative…..all candidates whom we interview can only tell you why you should NOT vote for their opponents.

LET’S TAKE NEGATIVELY TO A NEW HEIGHT.  You know how to reach us on the internet; delawaretalkradio.com   WE’LL GIVE YOU OUR SPECIAL CALL-IN NUMBER ON WEDNESDAY  1PM UNTIL 3PM.

MAACO, still America’s choice, and still YOUR choice

October 13, 2008

IT’S AMAZING HOW GOOD BUSINESSES CAN SUCCEED; NO MATTER HOW BAD THE ECONOMY GETS: it’s because they do it better than any one else.

I’m speaking of one of my long-time advertisers, MAACO, who is at 2400 GOVERNOR PRINTZ BLVD.    7 6 2 — 5 7 7 7.

Craig Schlott and his guys always do it right the first time.

FULL COLLISION SERVICES/ FREE ESTIMATES/ TIMELY SERVICE/ AND WRITTEN GUARANTEES. And get this…LET THEM DEAL WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY…BECAUSE THEY DO IT BEST.

BEST SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE BEST PEOPLE AT THE BEST PRICES. tell them Gerry sent you…..it can’t hurt.

WHAT? FLAHERTY AND FULCHER BACK IN TALK RADIO! HOW THE HELL DID THAT HAPPEN?

October 9, 2008

SOMEBODY MUST BE NUTS!  the bosses at delawaretalkradio.com in Milton must be out of their minds, because they hired the F&F duo of Flaherty and Fulcher to do a DAILY THREE HOUR SHOW, from 11am to 2pm on Delaware’s first  intenet radio station.

Here’s the deal…..beginning November 3rd, every Monday through Friday you will have Big John and I doing our thing.  Until then, we are on the air every Wednesday (October 15th, 22nd, 29th). We will be doing a two hour show together from 1pm until 3pm—we are the opening act for (Mike “I don’t care how heavy Christine O’Donnell gets, I still love her” Matthews), who rocks every day from 3pm till 5pm.

At first glance, it might look like the point/counter point may not work, since John and I are on the same page in so many areas…but you know somehing?  We really aren’t.  After spending four hours per trip to Milton and back in the car going the to and from the studio in Milton, we really “go at it”…In fact, we should tape the car conversations, drop the tape off at the station, make U turn and go back to Wilmington.  

Although we have  many similar basic beliefs….our approaches are REALLY different.  Flahtery is one of those laid-back, intellectual professional types who likes to solve problems with logical, deep insights…..I prefer the sledge hammer approach myself…..we’ve tested the concept, and it works…HOPEFULLY YOU TILL LISTEN IN AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.  We should have no problems…..all John has to do is shut and do what I tell him, and things will be just fine…..(we all know that ain’t gonna happen).

We haven’t decided on a name for the show yet…but the two letters F & F should lead to some interesting selections.

“Frick and Frake is taken”…… “Foney and Fraud” is ok, (as long as you don’t mind spelling phony incorrectly)…..or, WHY DON’T YOU PEOPLE HELP US OUT WITH YOUR SUGGESTIONS FOR A NAME FOR THE SHOW……As I said, we are going to be on this coming Wednesday from 1pm until 3pm—Give us a call with your observations on Wednesday……it will be great to hear from some you former listeners whom I remember from that other station I was on.

The studio is in Milton, but some  time after the first of the year, the powers to be are looking to add a studio in the Trolley Square area……hopefully,  a few yards from where I live.   Sounds like it’s going to be a blast…..  you can get the station from 8am till 5pm daily for now by  typing on your keyboard…   delawaretalkradio.com     See ya…….Gerry

oooppps I forgot something in the radio piece

October 3, 2008

I made a huge omission blunder in the next blog, (which was obviously written before this one).  I forgot to mention DAVE BURRIS, the blogger “par excellance” is also a co-founder and daily headliner talk show personality at the new  delawaretalkradio.comhost.  Dave is on daily with Randy Nelson. That duo is the hotest combo on radio today….more reasons to tune in daily…the ONLY internet talk radio show….see next blog…..sorry, Dave. Spread the word….. on the internet,

talk radio at its best     delawaretalkradio,com

HEY! AFTER 376 DAYS IT WAS REALLY GOOD GETTING BACK ON RADIO AGAIN, AN LOOKS LIKE IT IS TURNING INTO A LONG TERM GIG

October 3, 2008

It was really fun to do some radio talk again last wednesday.  I was on from noon till one, and then again from three till five.

I’LL BE DOING IT AGAIN NEXT WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8TH. If you are so inclinded, you might want to tell your friends, or, your enemies to listen in.  

YOU TUNE IN TO THE NEWEST FORM OF TALK RADIO ON THE INTERNET, ON YOUR COMPUTER.   Here is how you get on by  just typing in  delawaretalkradio.com  It’s that simple. Even I can do it (after 3 or 4 trys).   It’s a great new concept….The boss is a well respected experienced pro named Randy Nelson…the talents on air are Nelson himself, and Maria Evans another veteran of the business…her father-in-law is former Congressman Tom Evans…one of the best we’ve ever had.

MIKE MATTHEWS is the other real talent…he has really developed, and although I’ve called him many names in the past, I have the final name that will stick  MIKE MATTHEWS, “DELAWARE’S  VERSION OF “HOWARD STERN & JACKIE GLEASON”

He has traits of both generations  Jackie Gleason for old farts like me, and Howard Stern for the younger, know-nothing punks like most of you.  At any rate, it’s all good.  The traveling down to southern Delaware ain’t all that cool…but, hey, they bosses are looking to open a sister studio up here in the Trolley Square area.  The technology of listening to radio on internet is really catching on, according to some recent studies…and even the car manufacturers are starting to put computer radio listening devices in their cars….I LOOK FORWARD TO LOTS OF FUN.. GIVE ALL THE SHOWS A LISTEN; FROM 8am until 5pm each day…..    delawaretalkradio.com