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THE GOOD REPUBLICANS ARE GLAD THEY LOST

November 8, 2008

You heard me right!…..”The good Republicans are glad they lost this election so badly here in Delaware”.  Because only NOW can the better Republican types in the party shout out loud and clear; “I FREAKIN’ TOLD YOU SO!”. 

For the last 4 years, I have heard GOOD Republicans  like Tom Ross, newly selected State Chairman of Republican Party, Jim Ursomarso, Tyler Nixon, Bill Oberle, Cathy Cloutier, Liane Sorenson, Dori Connor, Colon Bonini, Judd Bennet, Ferris Wharton, Alan Levin and some others,  commiserate over the fact that their Republican Party has been going down the crapper, and these good people want to see the Party totally changer.   Why?;becasue the Republican Party has lost sight of their original goals….things  like being all inclusive; not neglecting any one who disagrees with their party leaders…..  not excluding people of color (any color), which doesn’t match their whiteness…and not excluding people of any religious faith, even those  which don’t match their own…not refusing to represent people of ALL sexual orientations….not rejecting those  people who haven’t attained their highest level of financial success….representing all levels of the workforce.  To date, too many Republican groups  have been limited…too limited; and this time it cost you big time….see the last election results.

The official call-to-arms of the official Republican Party has been; “ONLY RICH WHITE SNOBS NEED APPLY”.   

The Republican Party has become a group of tunnel vision, nose-in-the-air elites.   Well, “THOSE KINDS OF PEOPLE”   WHOM YOU HAVE BEEN NEGLECTING  JUST KICKED YOUR COLLECTIVE WELL-SHAPED WHITE ASSES, IN THIS MONTH’S ELECTION.

Republican leaders have totally lost sight of what the better rank and file Republicans want.  Do you have any idea how many Republicans turned on their heels and left the party while in the voting booth this week?  Hockessin types in Delaware’s most Republcan district in the state voted for a Democrat.  They voted against the Party’s choice, Clatworthy (a dirty mud-slinging A-Hole; and elected Mike Katz…a Democrat..a first in many, many decades.   Better wise up….here are the Republicans you had better start  listening to from now on:  Party Chairman, Tom Ross/ Jim Ursomarso/ Tyler Nixon/ Bill Oberle/ Cathy Cloutier/ Liane Sorenson, Judd Bennet/ Colon Bonini/ Dori Connor/ Alan Levin/ Ferris Wharton.  LIVE AND LEARN PEOPLE! LIVE AND LEARN!

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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

I JUST KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS TO HAPPEN…..ME BACK ON THE RADIO….YEAH, RIGHT

September 29, 2008

WELL, IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN:  On Wednesday, October 1st, ME, THAT FULCHER GUY IS BACK ON TALK RADIO…..I’ll be doing a few hous on the new internet radio hook-up from the snake pit of lower Delaware.  I’ve never been down in hillbilly heaven, so I’m looking forward to it.  YOU CAN LISTEN TO  IT ON YOUR COMPUTER BY HITTING THE KEYS WHICH SPELL OUT DELAWARETALKRADIO.COM

IT’S THAT NEW THING THEY GOT GOING AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE BORING THING THEY SOMETIMES CALL TALK RADIO UP WILMINGTON WAY….oopps, did I just set the stage for a lawsuit. 

DELAWARETALKRADIO.COM is run by some guys whom I hear are really kind of great people. I don’t know them all that well…. Randy Nelson, Dave Burris and Wilmington’s answer to Jackie Gleason, Mike Matthews, and Maria Evans, another experienced radio personality.   Nelson is the most experienced radio pro. He does seem to have his”S_ _ _” together from the several conversations I’ve had with him.  He has much to teach, and I’ve got lots to learn. 

Nelson and I have spoken on the phone…and I’m inpressed…and it’s not easy to impress me,…because most of these radio big shots are all pretty normal cats….and I hate normality for starters.

AT ANY RATE, IF YOU GOT SOME TIME TO WASTE, I LL BE ON FROM NOON TO 1PM ….AND THEN AGAIN FROM 3PM UNTIL 5 PM….

TRY IT OUT WITH ME…BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT  THIS WEDNESDAY THING IS REALLY ALL ABOUT….”TRYING OUT”   THEY ARE TRYING ME OUT….I AM TRYING THEM OUT…SO JOIN THE TRY OUT AND GIVE A LISTEN…

WEDNESDAY  OCT. 1ST  AND   NOON TILL  FIVE O’CLOCK

TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO LISTEN….I WOULD TELL MY FRIENDS, IF I HAD ANY…..SO I’M COUNTING ON YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS.

WATCH FOR THE “MARKELL MARCH”

September 18, 2008

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY 32 YEARS IN THIS STATE, A GOVERNOR IS GOING TO MARCH IN TO EVERY STATE AGENCY, EVERY STATE DIVISION, EVERY STATE DEPARTMENT AND ASK THE HARD QUESTIONS, AND MAKE THE HARD CHANGES.

Just as every good CEO who takes over a business, if Jack Markell is going the challenge all it workers, all its supervisors, all its agency heads to answer the following questions:

“WHAT EXACTLY DOES YOUR AGENCY DO?”  “SHOW ME EXACTLY HOW YOU DO IT?”   “WHY ARE YOU DOING IT THAT WAY”  “CAN IT BE DONE BETTER, AND IF SO, SHOW ME HOW”.  “PROVE TO ME THAT YOU HAVE NO TIME-WASTING OR MONEY-WASTING PROCEDURES LIKE DUPLICATION OF SERVICES, ETC.”

When Alan Levin was almost in the governor’s race he said he was going to do that, if he were governor.  Markell was a top business person, also, and that approach certainly makes sense.

All other governor’s I’ve experienced, usually take over and don’t make any move to actually improve the state operation…they just accept “the way things are” and hope that no major scandals erupt.  NOT JACK…he’s not that kind of guy.  He promised change, and it looks like he’s going to get change….I’LL BET ANYTHING THAT THE FEWEST NUMBER OF RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF LEGISLATORS GET ANY KIND OF STATE JOBS  UNDER THE MARKELL ADMINISTRATION….if he becomes  our Governor.

It’s what we all want, isn’t it?  I guess you’ve heard by now that two years ago a nationwide study was conducted and the results were shocking….DELAWARE WAS JUDGED TO BE THE BEST STATE TO WORK FOR,  IF YOU ARE A STATE EMPLOYEE……Now that sounds like a good thing right?  WRONG!  What it actually proved was that the “best state to work for” meant; 1…the highest salaries  2….the easiest place to work at   3…the most days off  4…the fewest hours of work  5…the least amount of supervision    6…the best pension plan   7….the easiest place to get jobs your freinds, famiy and relatives and political hack cronies.

IN OTHER WORDS, THE BEST PLACE TO WORK MAY NOT BE THE BEST FUNCTIONING STATE TO HAVE TO LIVE IN…..I HOPE, UNDER MARKELL  THAT THE STATE OF DELAWARE STOPS BEING THE BEST STATE TO WORK FOR…..AND BECOMES THE BEST STATE TO LIVE IN BECAUSE THE STATE GOVERMENT FUCTIONS AT IT SHOULD, NAMELY,  WORKING FOR THE PEOPLE, INSTEAD OF WORKING FOR ONLY THE STATE LEGISLATORS AND STATE EMPLOYEES.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT MARKELL ACTUALLY DID? HE DIDN’T JUST WIN AN ELECTION

September 11, 2008

FINALLY!  A GOVERNOR WHOM  WE DON’T HAVE TO  BE EMBARRASSED ABOUT…AND A GOVERNOR WHO WILL NOT BE ON THE SIDE OF SOME OF WORST STATE LEGISLATORS IN THE COUNTRY.

JACK MARKELL ACCOMPLISHED WHAT MOST GOOD PEOPLE IN DELAWARE HAVE BEEN WISHING FOR FOR DECADES.  What complaints have we have for as long as you can remember?  Try these:  “We have to prevent those self-serving crooked old farts from screwing the people”. (That’s  the way I prefer to sum it up.    We all know what that  over-the-hill-gang has been doing to us….hiding bills in desk drawers/ stopping really good legislation from being passed/ introducing sneaky under-handed deals, like buying golf courses with our money–buying 15 million dollar buildings we don’t need, just to give public cash gifts to banks—letting energy companies make huge underserved profits at our expense/ making sure that eminent domain is allowed to stay—not doing anything about things like a horrid prison system—some  real police agency scandals—a despicable psychiatric facility operation—giving themselves huge raises at our expense–allowing us to have one of the worst public school systems in the country; and so on, and so on, and so on.  Is there any one in this State who doesn’t yet realize that the names of these old farts are: Thurman Adams/ Harris McDowell/ Tony DeLuca/ Bob Venables/ Nancy Cook/ Bob Marshall/ Patty Blevins/Dave McBride/ Margaret Rose Henry.

Most of us know that the really good people in the Democratic majority state sanate are: Karen Peterson–Dave Sokola–George Bunting, Bruce Ennis.   These good guys were constantly defeated and held down and prevented from doing good by the sleezeball slugs mentioned above, because they had all the senate power leadership positions.  

WELL, NO MORE!   Oh, those bad guys will still be in the Senate…but let’s make sure they have no leadership power.  With Markell as Governor, those creeps will not have the power of the Governor’s office behind them.  They hate the fact that Jack Markell will be their new Governor. They didn’t want him to even run for Governor, and tried to bribe him not to run.  They suppoted the Minnerize John Carney.  They worked like hell to make sure Carney won, and make sure Markell lost….those bad-guy state senators wanted their power basis security with a Carney victory….they didn’t get, now make that they pay the price

WELL SCREW YOU ALL, BAD GUYS.  Now you will have to work under a Governor who is not in your pocket…who will not bow to your every wish…who will do whatever it takes to make sure you don’t get away the old ways of hiding bills, etc.  etc…..Markell is not going to be thinking too kindly of the senate crowd who hated him, and who  worked like hell against him.  Oh, I agree that Jack Markell is not going to be a revengeful get-even guy (like I would be).  He’s much too classy for that, BUT HE WILL SURE MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOU BAD GUYS DON’T RULE THE SENATE LIKE IT’S YOUR OWN SCHOOL YARD SAND BOX, WITH YOU AS THE BULLIES WHO RUN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.  You bad guys are all going to have forks stuck in you…..because you’re DONE!

Ok, next step required for genuine reform and change and progress and success.  STOP ANY AND ALL OF THOSE BAD GUYS FROM HAVING ANY LEADERSHIP POWER IN THE SENATE.  We can’t stop them from getting re-elected; BUT, JUST LIKE YOU DID TO GET MARKELL IN….YOU, THE VOTERS MUST DEMAND THAT ANY LEGISLATOR WHO WANTS YOUR VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION HAS TO CONVINCE YOU THAT HE OR SHE WILL VOTE FOR NEW LEADERSHIP IN THE SENATE.  That’s right, contact your State Senator and tell him or her that the ony way they are going to get your vote is if they PROMISE TO VOTE FOR NEW SENATE LEADERSHIP.  Demand that the two top, most powerful people in the senate, MUST BE SELECTED FROM THESE PEOPLE: 

KAREN PETERSON/ and/or, DAVE SOKOLA/ and/or,  GEORGE BUNTING/  and/or, BRUCE ENNIS….OF COURSE, KAREN PETERSON BEING SENATE LEADER WOULD PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.

It’s a new time, people/  Let’s perfect it now..and let’s be proud to be a Delawarean for once and for all.  ARE YOU WITH ME?