OBAMA, THE TALENTED ROCK STAR IMAGE; OK! BUT WHAT ABOUT PALIN, THE TALENTLESS ROCK STARLET IMAGE..AND IT FITS WELL

September 7, 2008

For months and months I blasted the over-exaggerated image of Presidential Candidate rock-star Obama…..well, the Republicans topped me on this one….VP SARAH PALIN….they are praising this “hockey mom” as if she actually had a modicum of talent for the VP job, and who, God forbid, …a potential  President, since she will be second chair to a 72 year old, who has had four battles with cancer….Please God, if McCain wins, PLEASE! let him stay alive.

VP Sarah Palin…here are some of the conservative  reactions: “people are energized”, “Republican conservatives are excited and enthusiastic more than ever” , “Evangelicals are so grateful for this manna, which has fallen from heaven”…those words and other”BS” phrases have been pouring out all over the place.  Give me a freakin’ break!

Right now she is secluded in a back room somewhere with a team of trainers who are force-feeding her with half-assed replys to the media questions she will have to face.  The are grilling her as if she was about to appear on the championship round of jeopardy.  They are preparing her not to look like a reject from the Gong Show.

Watch for the right wing radio and TV air-heards to accuse the media of attacking her when they ask unfair questions, like:“could you tell us where Iraq is on the map”, or “just what do you know about our foreign policy regarding Afganastan”  “could explain our relationship to the middle east” “what is the name of the present leader of the Soviet Union”; “Mrs. Palin, isn’t it somewhat hypocritical for you to demand the school to be preaching teenage abstinance from pre-marital sex while your own daughter seemed to have skipped those classes?”; and other trick questions of that nature….This woman knows nothing about anything related to a prestigious prosition like a Vice President. 

And by the way, am I the only one who is getting sick and tired of the “I’m just a hockey mom” bull shit?  I played hockey all my life, and my face has enough ugly scars to prove it. (starting with playing on the PeeWee Rangers at age 10, and playaing in Madison Square Garden between periods of the professional games).  Real hockey players hated “hockey moms”—they were an embarrassment; cheering like school girls, “pass the puck to MY son! pass the puck to MY son!”  

Come to think of it, the Palin family might have been better off today if Sarah Baby had spent less time at hockey games, and more time teaching her daughter the moral value of keeping her legs together as a young, young unmarried teenager.  What a farse that is…here the conservative, over-the-edge-religious types scream about the evils of pre-marital promiscuous sex, until one of THEIR kind do it, and then they switch the argument to “Isn’t it wonderful that she is going to keep the baby”. That’s kind of like seeking mercy for a kid who kills his parents, because now he’s an ophan.

ADVICE FOR JOE BIDEN….DON’T follow the advice you may be getting from some weaklings in your own party….don’t worry about being too hard on her, in order not to look like you are beating up on a woman.  Remember, she’s a “hockey mom”, she knows what a bodycheck is…..KNOCK HER RIGHT ON A HOCKEY MOM BUTT EVERY TIME YOU GET A CHANCE.   She is being praised by her party as being “rough and tough”, “she gets down and dirty” “she’s a fighter” etc. etc. etc…..knock her out, Joe;  the same way you would do, if she were man…..(in fact, not to start a rumor or anything, but, has any one actually checked to see if she really IS a female?)—just asking!  And Joe, don’t forget to throw the famous put-down line on to her,  which they used against Kerry, “I was against the war before I was for the war”. Remind her that she was “for the 200 million dollar bridge to nowhere before she was against it”—she campaigned for it to get elected as governor…then when her legislature threw it out, she made beleive she was against it.  And don’t forget to remind her that she proports to be against ear-marking federal money, while in reality she hired a special lobbyist to go to Washington and fight like hell for more than many hundreds of millions of ear-marked money for Alaska…UNDER GOVERNOR PALIN, ALASKA HAS RECEIVED MORE EAR-MARKEd FEDERAL PORk PER CAPITA, THAN ANY STATE IN THE COUNTRY….Isn’t it clear now as to why her handlers are not letting her be questioned by the media?  KEEP IN MIND THAT McCAIN DID NOT WANT SARAH PALIN FOR HIS VP….HE WANTED JOE LIEBERMAN, AND AT LEAST TWO OTHERS AS HIS CHOICES…IT WAS HIS ELECTION CAMPAIGN ADVISORS WHO FORCED HIM TO PICK PALIN, AS THEIR ONLY CHANCE TO WIN THE ELECTION, AND SCREW THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AFTER THE ELECTION.  DO THE JOB, VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN. 

CHANGE! REFORM! GIVE THE PEOPLE A SAY, NOT JUST THE POLITICIANS!

September 3, 2008

JOE ZILCOSKY IS THE NAME…AND MEANINGFUL CHANGE AND REFORM WILL BE YOUR GAIN.    THAT’S WHAT HE STANDS FOR; AS FAR AS THE CITY COUNCIL IS CONCERN.   ALPHEBETICALLY HE”S LAST ON THE LIST IN THE VOTING BOOTH…SO GO RIGHT TO THE BOTTOM BEFORE YOU DO ANY OTHER THINGS IN THE BOOT

WHEN YOU TALK CHANGE AND FORM,  LET’S NOT THINK IT’S ONLY FOR NATIONAL & STATE GOVERNMENTS.    THE CITY OF WILMINGTON NEEDS JUST AS MUCH CHANGE AND REFORM AS ANY OTHER GOVERNMENTAL BODY.

THE CITY OF WILMINGTON HAS BEEN FILLED WITH SELF-SERVING DO-NOTHINGS FOR TOO LONG….SAME NAMES, SAME TIRED SPEECHES, SAME GAME-PLAYING BEHIND THE SCENES ETC.;

(WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS, LIKE CHARLES POTTER, LORETTA WALSH (some times) and I guess a Bud Freel once in a while). They seem to be the only ones who give a damn when it comes for constituent needs….DON’T FORGET THE CHARLES POTTER WAS THE ONE AND ONLY CITY COUNCIL PERSON WHO VOTED AGAINST EMINENT DOMAIN…WHICH MEANS THAT HE IS ONLY CITY COUNCIL PERSON WHO BELIEVES THAT NO FORM OF GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE YOUR HOME, BUSINESS OR ANYTHING ELSE WHICH BELONGS TO YOU, JUST BECAUSE THEY WANT TO.

WELL, THERE IS GUY NAMED JOE ZILCOSKY WHO ALSO THINKS THAT WAY…AND HE IS RUNNING FOR A CITY COUNCIL SEAT FROM THE TROLLEY SQUARE AREA….GOOD GUY…GOOD CANDIDATE AND A VERY GOOD CITY COUNCILMAN….IF YOU VOTE HIM IN.

WILMINGTON CITY COUNCIL NEEDS A HUGE REFORM AND CHANGE. VOTING FOR JOE ZILCOSKY WOULD BE ONE HELL OF WAY TO START THE REFORM,  IF YOU LIVE IN THE TROLLEY SQUARE/FORTY ACRES AREA.  

JOE ZILCOSKY has had a real job during his adult life…not like some of the political hacks serving on City Council….who have been sucking on the public mammary gland, while being paid with YOUR tax dollars.

Educated at Columbia University ZILCOSKY has been in business and knows how NOT to waste money.  Not wasting YOUR money will be one of his first priorities.  He has been working at Delaware Economic Development Office…which stands for bringing new businesses and new jobs to Delaware.  And don’t forget the education at Columbia University—HE WOULD BE THE BEST EDUCATED COUNCIL PERSON IN WILMINGTON (maybe in the whole history of wilmington city council. 

JUST IMAGINE, A SMART CITY COUNCIL PERSON. NOW, THERE IS SOMETHING THAT HAS NEVER BEEN TRIED BEFORE.

DO YOURSELF A FAVOR—- VOTE JOSEPH ZILCOSKY FOR CITY COUNCILMAN FROM THE 8TH DISTRICT…..

LAST ON THE VOTING BOOTH LIST OF CANDIDATES (since his name starts with a Z)—BUT FIRST IN REAL QUALITIES WE ALL NEED IN WILMINGTON GOVERNMENT. REMEMBER JOE ZILCOSKY

HOW STUPID CAN THE McCAIN FOLLOWERS GET?

September 3, 2008

Did you hear the latest?   Now, in a desperate attempt to justify their mistake of  picking Sarah Palin as their VP candidate, they have gone over the edge in promoting her alleged “talents”.  THEY ARE SAYING THAT THE TWO TO THREE YEARS OF EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE  SHE HAS HAD IS MORE RELEVANT THAN OBAMA’S EXPERIENCE OF BEING A UNITED STATES SENATOR.   ARE THEY NUTS?  DON’T ANSWER. I KNOW THE ANSWER.

HERE IS THE ARGUMENT WHICH DESTROYS THAT REPUBLICAN “BS”: Which is more important?  Well, you figure it out….EVERY GOVERNOR IN THE COUNTRY WOULD LOVE TO BE A U.S. SENATOR…BUT NOT A SINGLE U.S. SENATOR WOULD WANT TO GO BACK HOME TO BECOME A GOVERNOR…SO, WHICH POSITION IS CONSIDERED MORE IMPORTANT?

U.S. Senators pass laws which Governors are forced to obey—did a governor ever pass a law that a U.S. Senator had to pay attention to?

OF COURSE, U.S. SENATORS ARE MORE IMPORTANT AND MORE QUALIFIED THAN GOVERNORS…ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO RUNNING THE COUNTRY.  Give it up, stupid Republicans.  By the way…if you were running for President, would you ever pick a VP  running mate that you met one time in your life, for a very short period?   Barak actually “experienced” Joe Biden, and evaluated his intelligence, his respect around the world, and his abilities, which Obama worked with every day in the Senate.

What actual experience did McCain ever have with Palin?  All McCain actually KNEW about Sarah Palin, is that she’s pretty, and smiles to get votes in a very minor state. She is virtually unknown around the our own country, and not known at all outside the US…and, oh yeah…let’s not forget what else McCain knows about her now….she also doesn’t do very well in raising at least one young prematurely pregnant teenage daughter.  WHAT A GREAT PICK! The “Religious” right must be very proud. 

Give it a rest….my republican friends…..you “done”….and I love sticking the fork in you.

I KNEW IT WOULDN’T IT TAKE LONG…ANOTHER RIGHT CONSERVATIVE NUT-JOB REVEALS HERSELF

September 2, 2008

Did you know that sending our military men and women to Iraq was a “task ordererd by “god”…..that’s right, I purposely used the small “g”….because no God I know sent any of our kids on an iraq  task.  Nut-job SARAH PALIN must have a god of her own…She gave a speach saying the Iraq war was  ordered up by God

What a completely stupid, incredibly insenative  mistake the new VP-wannabe babe made…..But what the hell, it’s no surprise to me; after all, she does come from a political perspective which is replete with mistakes, a la Bush.    The only religious leaders I know who are saying that God is directing the war in Iraq are the screwballs who are blowing people up.  They are saying that  god ordered them to strap bombs to themselves and kill as many people as possible….especially American military.  All the real religious leaders of the world are calling the Iraq war an immoral war, a totally unnecessary war, a Godless war, a war for political goals, not moral goals…like the Pope for instance.

SARAH PALIN MUST HAVE JOINED THE FRUITCAKE CROWD OF EXTREMISTS. SINCE SHE IS TALKING LIKE THAY ARE. 

Might I remind you, VP CANDIDATE PALIN, to check out the reliable “Good Book”—-I hear “love”, “forgiveness”, “peace”, “loving thy enemies”……etc.  What hell book are reading Sarah baby?

Perhaps you might consider stop writing and delivering bad speeches and take a little quality time to teach your own  minor-aged daughter something about morality.  Why not direct her to date guys who can keep their “mouse in the house”  I know Alaska is cold, but can’t you raise your kid to stop being a kid before looking to get laid?……By the way, did God send your daughter’s boyfriend on a task to get her pregnant?  Give me a call, I’ll teach you how to raise your kids….I also happen to have had 5 kids in 8 years….none of them ever in any kind of trouble….it ain’t easy, Sarah, but it IS possible.

Keep it up, Palin….you will make this presidential race a lot easier for the right people to win…instead of those who have a god who sends us into useless despicabe wars.  Hey, Palin…..why not start pushing for a second coming of the crusades…..how did that work out for you?  You nut!  I thank the real GOD for having  created the dumbest republican duo in this election.

Do you REALLY want to change the Delaware Legislature? Then pay attention because you REALLY can make it happen by doing the right thing in this year’s governor selection!

August 31, 2008

It is so, so easy to TALK about “change” and “reform”.  Those words are meaningless, however, if that’s all they are; just words.

IN THIS PARTICULAR RACE FOR GOVERNOR YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE REFORM AND IMPROVEMENT HAPPEN; AND THAT’S TO VOTE FOR JACK MARKELL.

THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE SIGN THAT A CANDIDATE IS A REAL REFORMER, IS IF HE OR SHE IS WILLING TO CHALLENGE AND OPPOSE HIS OR HER OWN POLITICAL PARTY….AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT JACK MARKELL HAS BEEN DOING…THE DELAWARE DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADERS, BEGGED, AND EVEN ATTEMPTED TO BRIBE JACK MARKELL NOT TO PIRMARY THEIR SELECTION…JOHN CARNEY.  MARKELL DIDN’T SAY IT THIS WAY, BUT IF I HAD BEEN HIS COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, I WOULD HAVE SAID IT THIS WAY…

“GO SCREW YOURSELF, YOU SELFISH, GREEDY POLITICAL HACKS….JACK MARKELL IS GOING TO PRIMARY CARNEY BECAUSE MARKELL LISTENS TO THE PEOPLE OF DELAWARE, NOT THE POLITICAL PARTY LEADERS OF DELAWARE.  JACK MARKELL KNOWS THAT DEMOCRATES IN THE LEGISLATURE HAVE BEEN SCREWING UP LONG ENOUGH, AND HE WANTS TO RETURN, ETHICS AND PRIFICIENCY TO THE DELAWARE’S DEMOCRATIC PARTY.”

Think about it….what is the single most often repeated phrase when we speak about the Delaware legislature?  We constantly use phrases like; “We’ve got the get rid of the good-ole-boy network, especially in the majority democratic senate.  We name names like: Thurman Adams/ Harris McDowell/ Tony Deluca/ Patty Blevins/ Nancy Cooke/ Bobby Marshall/ Venables/ etc. etc. etc.; the ineffective self-serving crowd.  Yes, those people, and a few others, have been stopping the good bills from getting to the legislative floor for a vote (like open government, for example).  Those are the people who hide the best bills from the public.  They are the same people who manipulate their self-serviing, hidden agendas to make sure they get what THEY want and not what WE, the people, want:  THEY WANTED EMINENT DOMAIN EVEN THOUGH WE THE PEOPLE, DIDN’T WANT IT. The bad legislators manipulated the vote on the over-ride of Minner’s veto, to make sure eminent domain was supported, instead of being destroyed; as most Delaweans wanted.

WELL, THERE IS A WAY TO DIMINISH THE POWER OF THE REALLY BAD LEGISLATORS…..THE ANSWER IS TO MAKE SURE THAT JACK MARKELL IS OUR NEXT GOVERNOR AND NOT JOHN CARNEY.

Here is the resonaing……all those bad guys and gals mentioned above thoroughly support John Carney…why, BECAUSE IF HE WINS, YOU CAN BE SURE THE OLD WAYS WILL STAY IN PLACE. There will be NO CHANGE in the legislature if Carney is governor.  The vaste majority of bad guys and bad ladies in the Senate and in the House of Representatives are supporting Carney. What does that tell you?  

JACK MARKELL IS THE ONLY HOPE FOR REFORM AND IMPROVEMENT.  Take note…..It is generally accepted that  the two best legislators in Dover are SENATOR KAREN PETERSON AND STATE REPRESENTATIVE PETE SCHWARTZKOPF.  Karen and Pete sponsor and vote for the best legislation that comes out of Delaware.  They do not cave in to the political pressure by the party leaders.  They are in the minority by supporting Markell against Carney…that is,  THEY ARE PART OF THE 5% OF THE STATE LEGISLATORS WHO SUPPORT JACK MARKELL.  THEY DO IT BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT JACK WILL DO WHAT WE WANT, AND NOT WHAT THE PARTY MAY WANT, IF IT CONFLICTS WITH OUR NEEDS. HERE IS WHY AND HOW MARKELL CAN OVER-RIDE WHAT BAD DEMOCRATIC LEGISLATORS DO.  Keep in mind that those bad guys and bad ladies mentioned above do not support Jack Markell. That means that since they do not support MARKELL, HE OWES THEM NOTHING.  That means that Markell will make it very  difficult for the bad guys to continue their self-serving antics.  He will have won the election without their help, in fact, they wanted to hurt him…so, Jack will make sure they don’t get to exercise their under-handed wheeling and dealing.  Trust me.

MAYBE WE CAN’T STOP ADAMS, McDOWELL, BLEVINS, DELUCA, VENABLES,  MARSHALL, AND COOKE FROM GETTING RE-ELECTED; BUT WE SURE AS HELL CAN REDUCE THEIR POWER, AND REDUCE THEIR ABILITY TO CONTROL THE LEGISLATURE.  GOVERNORS HAVE THE POWER TO CURB AND DECREASE WHAT BAD LEGISLATORS CAN GET AWAY WITH. 

JACK MARKELL WILL CHANGE THINGS, ONCE HE IS GOVERNOR—BUT HE CANNOT BECOME GOVERNOR WITHOUT YOU.

WOULDN’T YOU JUST LOVE TO HAVE A STATE GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONING  WITH THE SAME ETHICS, AND WITH THE SAME IDEALS AND PRINCIPLES AS KAREN PETERSON AND PETE SCHWARTZKOPF?  Well,YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN BY VOTING FOR JACK MARKELL, WHO IS JUST LIKE PETERSON AND SWARTZKOPH. 

What do you think?

OPEN LETTER TO VICE PRESIDENT-TO-BE, YOU DESERVE IT, AND NOW BE A STAND-UP MAN AND DO THE RIGHT THING REGARDING US ATTORNEY COLM CONNOLLY

August 30, 2008

Dear Senator and Vice President to be, Joe Biden,

  Like so many other Delawareans, I love the idea that your dedication and expertise in so many areas will now be recognized, and will be beneficial to the entire country, and even the world….BUT NOW IT’S TIME TO RIGTH A WRONG HERE IN DELAWARE. IGNORE ALL THE POLITICAL IN-FIGHTING AND THE POTENTIAL SUSPICION  THAT YOU ARE PROTECTING, AND/OR, ADVANCING YOUR SON BEAU’S OWN POLITICAL CAREER, OR THAT YOU ARE JUST BEING MEAN-SPIRITED ABOUT NOT WANTING TO GIVE COLM CONNOLLY,WHAT HE DESERVES….HE DOES DESERVE THE FEDERAL JUDGESHIP APPOINTMENT…WE ALL KNOW THAT, AND SO DO YOU.

Most of us here in Delaware have heard all kinds of reasons why you have not already recommended Colm Connolly for the position.   COME ON, JOE.    GIVE IT UP, GET OVER IT…WHATEVER THE REASON MAY BE.  Some say you are “getting even” with him for prosecuting some of your close friends (Mike Hawkins, for instance); others are saying that you might be afraid that he will out-shine your son Beau.  Some say that you just won’t appoint a Republican….I don’t know what the motivations may be…BUT LET’S PUT IT ALL TO REST…AND JUST DO THE RIGHT THING.

Colm Connolly has the respect and appreciation of almost all of Delaware for the positive things he has accomplished as a true representative of law and order professionalism.  HE DOES HIS JOB AND HE DOES IT WELL…..

PLEASE, SENATOR, SHOW US ALL, AND SHOW THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, THAT VICE PRESIDENT TO BE, JOE BIDEN, CAN OVERCOME PETTY POLITICS AND/OR, PERSONAL ANIMOSITY. PLEASE GIVE THIS STATE THE BEST POSSIBLE CHOICE FOR A FEDERAL JUDGESHIP …..U.S. ATTORNEY COLM CONNOLLY.

Sincere best wishes for all you future endeavors on behalf of the country and on behalf of the State of Delaware.

Gerry Fulcher

IS McCAIN FREAKIN’ KIDDIN’ WHAT AN INSULT THE ALL WOMEN AND TO AMERICA IN GENERAL

August 29, 2008

If I were a woman, I would be really pissed off right about now….is McCain so stupid and so  insulting to women by assuming that just because he picks an attractive female, that he is going to win-over women who backed Hillary, and women in general, are going to come running to vote for him, and his 18 month experienced cutie, who runs a state with a population less than that of New Castle County?   Show me one women who will flock to McCain and his eye candy sidekick, and I’ll show you a woman whose vote you wouldn’t want anyway.  What an outragious insult to the intelligence of all women,  to use a pretty face and a great pair of gams, to gather a few thousand votes….

Now let’s talk “heartbeat away from the presidency” 

Hummm, let’s see now,  Joe Biden’s ability to actually do the job of being president vs Cutie pie’s ability to become president, (should some tragedy call for it)…..HA, HA, HA, HA   You’ve got to be kidding, right, Johnny Mack? 

Let’s look at her Presidential-like decision-making record to date………the last thing she has done is to fire her former brother-in-law from the state police, because he had the nerve to actually file for custody of his own children.  She probably did it to make him unqualified to have the kids, because he doesn’t have a steady job….THANKS TO HER…GOOD MOVE VP-BABE!

I’m starting to think that the sad experience of a vietnam prison stay has done a lot more damage to McCain, than we thought it did.

JUST WHEN YOU THINK THE CANDIDATES COULDN’T DO  ANY WORSE THAN THEY ALREADY DID, McCAIN PROVEs US WRONG BY BECOMING  EVEN MORE STUPID THAN ANY OF US COULD HAVE IMAGINED.  Be sure to let me know how it all works for you, Johnny Mack.

  

OK, LET’T GET BACK TO FIXING THIS STATE, OUR BEST MOVE WOULD BE AN INSPECTOR GENERAL

August 28, 2008

Hopefully you did not forget all the information about the benefits of having an office of INSPECTOR GENERAL here in DelawareAbout 30 states have one. I’ve spoken to a number of them….they work well, VERY VERY WELL. 

Their job description is very simple…THEY INVESTIGATE WASTE, FRAUD AND CURRUPTION OF ALL KINDS WHICH EXISTS IN STATE GOVERNMENT, AND/OR WITHIN ANY OTHER ENTITY WHICH MAY BE INVOVED IN GOVERNMENTAL WASTE FRAUD AND CORRUPTION; LIKE LOBBYISTS, BUSINESSES, ETC.

They don’t wait for tips to come in from some  hot line.  They don’t wait until a crime has already been committed.  THEY GO OUT AND SEEK WHERE WASTE, FRAUD AND CORRUPTION COULD POSSIBLY EXIST AND THEN THEY INVESTIGATE THE OPERATIONS AND ATTACK IT BEFORE IT CAUSES REAL PROBLEMS.   INSPECTOR GENERALS  are literally the watchdog of state agencies and state personnel and even elected officials.  Recently one of their investigations  in Pennsylvania resulted in 8 state legislative aides and 3 elected officialS being taken of the state capital in a handcuffed “perp walk” for booking and arraignment.  NOW THAT’S THE WAY TO DO IT. 

INSPECTOR GENERALS wake up in the morning and say; “Ok, where do I look today for waste fraud and corruption”. Don’t tell me that wouldn’t work here in Delaware….EVERY SINGLE SCANDAL WE HAVE HAD COULD HAVE BEEN DETECTED AND PRVENTED AND/OR SUCCESSFULLY PROSECUTRED  IF WE HAD HAD AN INSPECTOR GENERAL IN DELAWARE:  THE PRISION SCANDAL/ RED CLAY SCHOOL DISTRICT GIVING A NO BID $260,000 CONTRACT TO A VERY QUESTIONABLE COMPANY WITHOUT PROPER PAPERWORK, WITHOUT GOING THROUGH A BIDDING PROCESS/ THE MENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT SCANDAL/ THE FINANCE DEPARMENT’S MILLION DOLLAR THEFT/ SERIOUS ALLEGATION OF POLICE MISDEEDS, AND EVEN POSSIBLE CRIMINAL ACTIVITY…..AND SO ON, AND SO ON, AND SO ON.

Try this example—-I read the Red Clay School district State Auditor’s report to three of my new Inspector General colleagues.  After I finished readng it, they all said….”Where is the mention of the indictment.”  When I told them that there was no indictment, they were amazed.  One of them said, “If that happened in my state, some one from the school district would be in prison and some one from the company which got the contract would be in prison by now”.   BUT NOT IN DELAWARE….NO ONE IS WATCHING THE SYSTEM, NO ONE FOLLOWS UP ON SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS, OTHER THAN WRITING REPORTS AND TELLing THE PEOPLE INVOLVED NOT TO DO IT AGAIN.  No one pays the price for misdeeds or,  even serious crimes in our state government.

GUESS WHO HATES THE IDEA OF AN INSPECTOR GENERAL POSITION IN DELAWARE?  Your friendly complacent State Auditor, and your virtually ineffective Attorney General’s office.  Are you surprised?  I’ll bet not.  You have to undestand how the Inspector General’s function would effectively force out Attorney General’s function: 1. They investigate suspcions.  2. When waste fraud and/or corruuption exists, they prepare iron clad cases and present it all to the Attorney General.  With such iron clad proof, the Attorney Generals in their states cannot opt to drop cases.  They are forced to actually prosecute such cases because the proof and evidence in presented on a silsver platter which they would be afraid NOT to prosecute. INSPECTOR GENERALS WHOM  I HAVE SPOKEN TO SAID THAT MORE THAN 98% OF THE CASES THEY BRING TO THE THEIR ATTORNEY GENERALS ARE SUCCESSFULLY PROSECUTED, BECAUSE THE CASES ARE SO WELL PREPARED THAT THEY WOULDN’T DARE NOT PROSECUTE THEM. 

State Auditors and Attorney Generals don’t have the option of prosecuting or noT….if they did fail to prosecute…you can be sure that the next investigation by the Inspector General would be investigating the State Auditor and/or Attorney Generals office which would choose not to prosecute the iron clad case brought to them by the Inspector General.

The very existance of an Office of Inspector General would be a crime preventive measure.  Most governmental waste fraud and corruption is committed because state personnel know that in Delaware there is no really effective watch dog.  The creation of an Inspector General’s office would literally scare prople into not breaking the law.  One New Jersey Inspector general discovered, investigated and arrested people in a 15 million dollar scam  regarding a school building project, BEFORE THE CRIME ACTUALLY TOOK PLACE. That’s right; the Inspector General prevented the crime and arrested those who were planning it.  There are hundreds and hundreds of cases just like the one in New Jersey.  Most of the waste fraud and corruption discovered and prosecuted in Louisiana regarding the Katrina funding was discovered by the IG and charges were filed by their Inspector General….I spoke to the Louisiana female IG who handled the cases.

IT’S UP TO YOU!  PUSH THIS ISSUE WITH YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE AND YOUR STATE SENATOR…TELL THEM THAT YOUR VOTE DEPENDS ON WHETHER OR NOT THEY WILL VOTE FOR THE POSITION OF INSPECTOR GENERAL.  If it doesn’t happen, it YOUR fault for not pushing hard enough.

So, what are you going to do?   Let me know….

Ok! LET’S HEAR YOUR PERSONAL BIDEN STORY, GOOD OR BAD….I’LL START OFF WITH MINE, AND ONE MY FAMILY MEMBER HAD

August 23, 2008

Delaware is small enough and close enough that we get to see, hear, and actually talk to people like our own United States Senator…..BUT HOW MANY OF US GET PICKED UP BY OUR SENATOR ON A COLD FEBRUARY SATURDAY WINTER MORNING AND GET DRIVEN 10 MILIES OUT OF HIS WAY?  I HAD THAT EXPERIENCE.

Between my arrival in Delaware in September of 1976 to be criminal justice department chairman at Wilmington and the present time, I got to meet Joe Biden many times:: at functions,  while he was ringing the salvation army bell on 9th and market street at christmas time, while attending meetings, during campaign gatherings, etc. etc. etc. etc.  BUT I REMEMBER THE CAR RIDE MOST OF ALL.

He first knew my madman reputation with my little weekly ragsheet “views” paper, which was distributed thoughout downtown Wilmington.  He also knew me from the legalized gambling media battles I was involved with in the newspaper almost every day in the late seventies/early eighties.

My my main hour to so meeting was on a very, very cold Saturday morning. It was after his run for president and after his aneurism health issue.  I had just left Widener Law School Library where I was writing a freelance article for Industry Week Magazine.   I was waiting for a bus on concord pike directly across from the main entrance to the Widener campus.   If you know the corner, it is totally unprotected from wind and cold…no cover at all.  The traffic light turned green for those leaving the campus parking lot.  I saw this SUV come from the lot, but instead of making a hard left on to concord pike heading toward Wilmington, the SUV keeps coming right toward me. It goes  across 3 lanes, and makes a sharp left at the curb a few fee from me—the window goes down, and Senator Biden’s head pop out. 

I’ve told the story several times to some friends, and I think I told it on the air once when I was on that radio station which shall remain nameles.

For some reason I remember virtually every word of my  conversation with VP candidate Joseph Biden..

“Where you headed, Gerry”.   I shouted back,  “Claymont to sell advertising for my paper.”  “Get in, I’ll take you”.  I ran, I got in, and  man; was that SUV heater a welcomed sensation. 

“Thanks Senator, I appreciate this.  I just need a ride into town to catch the number 1 bus up to Calymont” 

“No, don’t worry, I’ll take you to Claymont.  It’s too cold to wait for a bus”. I don’t have to be home for a while. But if you don’t mind, I just have to stop at fairfax shopping center to pick up some flowers for my wife.

Here the guy recues me from bitter winter winds, and he is about to drive me about 10 miles in the exact opposite direction way from  where he was headed….and yet, he asked me “if I mind” waiting for him to pick up flowers for his wife.  What a guy!

We started talking…..”You, know Senator, it’s too bad about having to drop out of the presidential campaign race because of what I think was just an understandable mistake that was no big deal”.   I was referring to the accusation of him committing plagiarism in a speech.  “I thought you do you had a good chance to win”, I said.   Of course, I was lying, but what do you say to a guy is driving you ten miles out of his way just to keep you warm?

His shocking reply was;  “It was probably the best thing that happened to me, because if that aneurism came during the presidential campagin, who knows how things would have turned out.”  He had a point.

I went back to the plagiarism topic…I’ve never been a diplomat.  “You know Senator, I don’t where I heard it, or read it, but some one said, ‘Whenever a public figure makes a mistake, he should tell the truth, do it right away, and do it himself’; otherwise it gets dragged out, twisted, inflated etc.”

Biden replied “That’s good advice, I’ll have to remember that”.  Now with this VP gig, he may have to put that into practice some times….let’s face it, Joe is known for speaking his mind…and any one who speaks his mind all the time, is going to have some problems…who knows that better than me.

We then engaged in some small talk for the rest of the ride, including an incident involving his wife and one my kids, and his wife.  Jill Biden taught my oldest son, Joey, english and Brandywine High School.   He really liked her, and he was one of her favorite students, she admitted.  She called our home and to tell us that Joey has been named captain of the cross country team.  My wife replied, “Well, that’s interesting, because he won’t even be able to be on the cross country team since he got an “F”.  Mrs. Biden said, “In what subject?”  My wife said, “In your class, english”.  “No he didn’t.  He got an A.  Let me get back to you”.

Mrs. Biden called back.. “He got an A, but I filled in the wrong bubble on the marking sheet, so, on paper he got an F”, but he really got an A. I’ll fix it”.  From that day on, Mrs. Biden always sent a little note home with Joey’s reportcard, stating what his mark was,  just so that kind of mistake would never happen again.  She was a great teacher according to my kids.

Joe Biden didn’t know that his wife taught my son, until that car ride, on that freezing cold winter morning.  At any rate, Senator Biden dropped me off in Claymont.  I got so cold for the rest of the day, that I regretting not asking the good Senator  if would have minded waiting for me for a couple of hours while I tried to sell advertising for my little paper…but that would have been pushing things a little too far, don’t you think?

WELL…THAT’S MY FULCHER/BIDEN CONNECTION…..DO YOU HAVE ANY INCIDENT WITH OUR VICE PRESENIDENT TO BE?  WOULD YOU  LIKE TO SHARE?  FEEL FREE, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR IT.

WATCH FOR THIS SCENARIO IF JOE B. GETS VP GIG

August 22, 2008

Behind the scenes plans are in the making.  Watch for this plan to be worked out if Daddy Joe, gets to be a heartbeat away from top dog.  Minner will appoint Carl Schnee to replace Big Joe as an interim replacement….he will get to hang out in DC for a while, and the Little Baby Beau will run, and win it of course.  He will stay there long enough to see Daddy pass one, as we all must, and then Beau will run for the Prez position.  I will live long enough to see the first part of this script, but I will have returned to the dust from whence I came before I have to endure a President Beau term…..Delaware is about to get on the map for about 30 years or so……if I’m wrong about all this, I’m sure you’ll tell me.