Thursday, January 29, 2009

Who for New Castle County Council?

Folks are angry with New Castle County Council because the Democratic super-majority has brought them Work Force Housing and a 40 million dollar budget shortfall. In order to fill the vacancy in the 5th district left by the departing Councilwoman Stephanie McClellan, the Democratic party has tapped Lisa Diller. I was looking over Mrs. Diller's website and she seems like a nice lady but where does she address our county's economic woes? Where does she say she would protect her constituents from Work Force Housing? Putting a D next to your name doesn't make you a bad politician and there are plenty of good, dynamic Democrats out there but is Mrs. Diller one of them? Is she going to break rank with her party when its time to chose between her constitutents interests and staying in the good graces of the super-majority? Unless the candidate the Republicans nominate is a real sleeze bucket the good people of Newark should do themselves and the County a favor and vote for change.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and expecting a different result. The democratic super-majority in New Castle County Council brought us these problems, it is insane to believe that election another rank and file Democrat will make things any better.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Gran Torino

I freaking loved this movie.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


This is a no-win situation. I blame Hamas for ending their ceasefire (AKA, launching rockets at Israeli civilian areas). What did they possibly think the outcome of that action would be? They picked a fight, now they have it and the people of Gaza will be stuck in the middle. I blame Israel for immediately resorting to bombing civilian targets. I consider myself to be pro-Israel and every nation has a right to defend itself but Israel routinely takes things too far. Their 2006 invasion of Lebanon was a total disaster leaving them less secure and a pile of dead bodies and a destroyed pro-American Lebanese government in the wake of their arrogance. At least they've stopped bombing and are moving in on ground. I blame the people of Gaza for electing a government of terrorists.

I think the best case scenario is that Israel occupies and administers Gaza in an equitable manner for a few years or turns it over to the UN after they've steamrolled Hamas. I suspect neither of these things will happen and that they'll be total jerks if there is an occupation. Hopefully Bush can talk them into leaving after they're crippled Hamas.

Every day I wake up and wonder if today will be the day obama says something definitive, something productive about the conflict. As taking sides in this is not valuable to him and could impact his chances at re-election so I suspect he won't do a damn thing, maybe ask Americans to pray for peace but that will be the extent of it.