Frank Calio's Blog (www.frankcalio.com)

Current events, political, local, nationally

VENABLES FOR LT. GOVERNOR?

Delaware’s Constitution does not allow for the appointment or special election if their is a vacancy in the Lt. Governor’s office.

Governor Jack Markell is rumored wanting to petition the courts to see if he can be allowed to appoint someone to that position.

Word on the street is he would appoint House Speaker Pete Schwartzkoff, D-Rehoboth. Not that Pete is not qualified but that is the only leadership position we have in Sussex County. His position will certainly  go to New Castle County since the majorities in Kent and Sussex Counties are Republicans.

His position would become vacant causing a special election. Traditionally Democrats don’t do well in special elections.

I have a better idea; Robert Venables of Laurel who was just defeated for his State Senate seat. Their is no better  qualified person; integrity, honesty, knows all the senators, and would work for the people. All of that may not qualify him for that position; that too will probably go to one of the governor’s cronies. 

This idea is not mine; it is being circulation on a non-partisan basis with Republicans leading the drive.

What do you think?

MISS BUSH YET – NO. WILL YOU MISS OBAMA? READ ON.

http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/politics/canadian-destroys-voters-disrespect-president-obama/

WHERE DO REPUBLICANS GO FROM HERE

When Democrat Sherman Tribbitt went from Lt. Governor to Governor I asked him how it felt being on the other side of the desk as Chief of State. He replied, “It’s a lot easier on the other side, you can second guess, but being in the big chair the buck does stop here.”

Republicans in Congress have had 6 years in Washington blaming the problems of the country on President Obama saying they have a better plan for the course of America.

Some legislation we won’t see will be raising the minimum wage; they may not like Obamacare and their first piece of legislation will be to strike it, and the first order of business for the President will be to veto it.

It will be interesting to see what the Republicans will present as their health care proposal. I hope they have a better plan.

Unions will feel the heat, a push for less environmental laws for corporations and less regulations will be pushed on their agenda. Education will be ignored, which may not be a bad idea, we have had enough programs that don’t amount to squat. Rights for women; forget it.

I wish the Republican agenda the best, really, but I’m not holding my breath they will introduce much of the legislation they have been critical of. I am anxious to see what they have in mind for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. When these issues reach their constituents  and they start screaming; we’ll see.

They have two years to prepare their agenda for the Presidential race in 2016. If they fail, the wave we saw drown the Democrats yesterday, will do the same for the Republicans.

VENABLES LOSS A BLOW TO SUSSEX

Senator Bob Venables loss to Morning Star Publisher Bryant Richardson was more than an upset.

Venables holds the money purse for projects as chairman of the State’s Bond Committee. With that position he was able to fund many projects in Sussex County not affordable by many.

He helped fund the Western Sussex Boy’s and Girls Club, helped bail out the ailing Nanticoke Hospital, saved the 1921 structure of the former Laurel High School, a new roof for the Ross Mansion, helped the Nanticoke Yatch Club and many more project for towns in Sussex County.

His seat will now go to northern Democrats as did the President Pro-Tempore seat held by the late Thurman Adams. Adams was able to move legislation for Sussex County and also provide spending.

Although Republicans control Sussex County in both Houses, they are still without power.

If the governor’s race changes in two years Sussex Republicans will be in good position to take leadership positions.

RICHARDSON LEADS SUSSEX COUNTY TO REPUBLICAN SWEEP

Newspaper publisher Bryant Richardson upset longtime Democrat State Senator Bob Venables as Republicans in Sussex County swept all offices in Tuesday’s elections.

In  their rematch of two years ago when Richardson received 40% of the vote, he toppled the popular senator by 7%.

In the Republican wave in another rematch Representative John Atkins lost by 4 percent to Rich Collins.

In losing the Senate seat Democrats lost their super majority in the state Senate making it more difficult to control the fate of spending bills.

Richardson who didn’t have the total support of the Republican leadership in his district successfully painted Venables, who is proud of his conservative record, as a spender. Venables who is in his early 80′s had age going against him and that he had said his last run would be just that, his last.

It was no surprise during an election wave that all county offices went to Republicans.

House Republicans picked up two seats.

The overwhelming Democrat majority in Sussex County was not strong enough to pick up all of the state ticket, winning the U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress and the AG seat, but losing the Treasurers seat, and were not able to topple longtime Auditor Tom Wagner.

MY ELECTION PREDICTIONS

ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY GET OUT AND VOTE. HERE ARE MY PREDICTIONS.

U.S. SENATE: CHRIS COONS; U.S. HOUSE: JOHN CARNEY; ATTORNEY GENERAL MATT DENN; STATE TREASURER KEN SIMPLER; STATE AUDITOR TOM WAGNER; SHERIFF ROBERT LEE; 21ST SENATORIAL BOB VENABLES; COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 5 BOB WHEATLEY.

Most if not all country offices going to the Republicans.

Read a more detailed account of my predictions in the Laurel and Seaford STAR Thursday.

 

BULLDOGS UPSET WOODBRIDGE WIN 3RD STRAIGHT: TECH TOPS DOVER, SEAFORD FALLS

Never say die, the Laurel Bulldogs trailing 13-7 at halftime  and 20-7 in the 3rd quarter rallied for 13 points in the 4th quarter while holding the Woodbridge Raiders to one TD in the second half for a thrilling 21-20 win, their 3d in a row giving Laurel a 4-1 record and a 1-0 record in the Henlopen South Division moving the Bulldogs to second place in their division.

Woodbridge deops to 1-1 in the conference 3-2 overall for a 3rd place tie with IR.

Sussex Tech blew a 28 point lead, but managed to hang on for a 35-28 win over Dover.

A week after their coach suddenly resigned, the Seaford Blue Jays suffered a 41-6 drubbing from Tatnal.

Lake Forest all over IR 41-10.

LUBINIECKI LEADS BULLDOGS TO WIN: DEFENSE COMES TO LIFE:AUGUSTE RUSHES OVER 200 YARDS

Bulldog coach Glenn Phillips Jr finally saw his efforts to mold his team into a winner last night with a convincing 21 win over Delaware Military Academy.

Led by two touchdown passes by quarterback Alan Lubinieki to his favorite receiver with tosses of 20 and 30 yards.

Chucky Auguste, Laurel’s flying Bulldog scored on a 55 yard dash on Laurel’s third series of play. He would finish the night with 206 yards with 32 carries.

The Bulldogs defense which has been very liberal giving up too many points each of the first 3 games, tightened up against DMI allowing a stingy 156 yards. DMI scored on an intercepted pass in the first quarter.

Laurel stands at 3-1 and is ranked 6th in their conference.

SUSSEX TECH ROMPS: Bragging rights for King of Rt 9 football went to Sussex Tech as them romped over Sussex Central 56-35.

WILDCATS FALTER: Delmar Wildcats are struggling this year and last night was no different dropping a 27-7 game to Lake Forest.

BULLDOGS, RAVENS ROMP; SEAFORD, DELMAR LOSE

Laurel Bulldogs opened a lot of eyes last night topping scoring a high 57 points while holding Symrna to 36 points giving the Bulldogs a 2-1 record.

Sussex Tech continues their winning ways shutting out Milford 46-0.

The Delmar Wildcats were unable to hold on to their 8-6 halftime lead, dropping to St. Elizabeth 12-8. The Wildcats are still winless at 0-3.

Seaford Blue Jays still remain winless at 0-3 dropping to P:olytech 42-0.

COMING TO YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL GUARD UNIT: BOOTS ON THE GROUND

President Obama has consistently said, “Their would be no American Boots on the ground in Iraq to fight the militant up rise there.

Look out! Since the bombing by this country isn’t slowing down the combative ISIL targets instead their army is growing, a top general had found a loop hole to supposedly cover the presidents butt by saying we may need to put American troops on the ground in Iraq to advise Iraqi security forces in their fight against the militant Islamic State group if needed.

Advise what; the cowards turned and ran when first attacked by the Islamic militants, the same as Saddam’s President guard fell apart when they met the American forces in the first go around.

This country has spent millions training those people many of which I heard returning Americans who were in combat their describe their military personnel as ‘lazy’.

Remember the Viet Nam conflict when American advisors were sent over to calm the situation; look what that turned out to be.

Make no doubt about it, our ‘advisors’ will be in combat and young Americans will be asked to go to battle to protect this country from attack, like they aren’t already here planning their next bombing? We will be told we are fighting for ‘humanity’ to save those people from ISIL.

They need to do what my mom made me do one day when I was beat up by a kid, came home crying. She told me to go back and fight. I did, and he never bothered me again. I had to fend for myself, not even my mom would come to my defense.

So if you National Guard folks who served over there have unpacked your bags, I’d advise you to get your house in order and start packing. After all we have to protect the oil over there for our American Corporations.

Post Navigation

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 109 other followers