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The election is over. The battle among ourselves begins. How much is snark? How much is real…How much is blowin’ off steam? Perhaps one could stay the unthinkable, now that bloggers can no longer battle with political surrogates, they go after each other? Life goes on……………
It turned out Ennis had a “big one.” He won with 68 percent. Totals on that significant scale make Mike Castle look quite beatable. Dana, DWA, Soapbox seemed to lean to Christian, as dld FSP who orchestrated her candidacy. Delaware Liberal held for Ennis. Many bloggers didn’t comment at all.
If Round 1 took place the closing night of General Assembly, then Round 2, last night, went to “politics as usual.” The shadow boxing caused by little men in front of big lights, seems once again to have left the average voter behind. In the end, it was incumbency who pulled one over on the bloggers. “Take that you Fusion supporters: See where the real power lies…..” OK so we lost, and here is my take on why. Had Joanne come out as a “real” candidate, run her own race her own way, many of us, uncomfortable on the sidelines, would have joined…….A progressive is a progressive is a progressive. Really… who cares what side of the aisle she comes from? Instead, what we got was an orchestrated campaign, a marionette candidacy whose long lines stretched all the way to Greenville. And it failed! Miserably! Constituent service once again won out over retried, super-slick ideas of how to use one’s knowledge of loopholes in the states campaign laws, to slip a candidate past apathetic voters.
The lack of epitaph on FSP is due no doubt from exhaustion… But if one can read the tea leaves, one may presume that Burris was overruled (a lot) in this endeavor. The entire affair lacked the vibrancy of Millsboro. Both in his blog, and in the field, vibrancy is Dave’s trademark……..pure and simple. And even though Dana, bless his heart, tired his best to fan the flames,….. with no kindling available, she, who we thought might became the Republicans answer to Karen Petersen, ……never caught fire…….
Next time, let’s hope the elite of both parties piss in the wind and the blow=back creates a big stink……(Did I hear correctly that one of the candidates will be nicknamed “Lumpy”?) Oh my! This should be fun……..
Although it may have started out as fun, (snark), comments quickly turned nasty, when and wherever they were left on. What seemed bizarre to me was how rapidly the test of moral toughness become “how long one could keep his comments on” before they became turned off? …..So, what?….. A more appropriate gauge of one’s thick skin, I think would be ones dogged effort to expose the unraveling of sanity occurring around us daily….So many things are falling apart…..Of course there is nothing wrong with kicking one’s friend’s teeth in……It can be exhilarating! But in today’s environment, where so much happens at once that one cannot post fast enough, nay, even comment fast enough, such turf battles, perhaps at one time quite important, waste energy…….that is much needed elsewhere……
That’s the week in synopsis.
And now, the future:
Although Wind Power took a hit this week, it did not stay down for three counts….. Nancy informs us of a huge meeting tomorrow. Better show early, very limited seating and the Bear library does not allow “standers”. Tommywonk went to Rehoboth to rally the troops and lead the charge (for Frodo….) Maria Evans bounced back with Hube and on another media, bloggerdom flourished. Even the WNJ slipped a word about Delaware’s most active “environmental” blogger, not a bad name to shake……
The fact that elements of our noteworthy University, who on one hand were trying to woo the elite (Minner?) at a banquet held locally, were unfortunately on the other hand caught calling all whites racists…….or something to that extent. Jerry’s take is good, real good. And Hube picked up and ran with the story to spot two on the weasel list….a worthy feat….
If you were somewhat less well spoken than Hube, what four words would you confide to yourself should you someday revisit your younger self in time? Surely it would be worthy, something like “the flux capacitor works?” Join the fun at Duffy’s Pencader Days….
There is nothing like being a Delawarean and walking the beach off season. Global warming has made it even more enjoyable in November…But beach walking in the off season is a major reason for not packing up and moving to Patagonia. Reminding us of one of our state’s crown jewels is this photo journey by Mahaffie along Rehoboth Beach. Perhaps one day we may see Rehoboth through a night vision scope, showing the Dolles sign suspended in a chamber of stars.
Speaking of Star Chambers, through Kilroy’s eyes we see one appearing within the Red Clay School District… Whereas UD is saying that all whites are racists, in Red Clay District, there is evidence that perhaps, at least in that arena, some are…….This quote in answer to a comment, (–) mine: “Watson or any other black administrator can’t (solely) be blamed for the achievement gap when in fact our education system is ran by whites……As far as Mr. Watson, he is just the next target of the Red Clay Star Chamber who is trying to take down Bob A. I guess when Watson is gone, Hooper is next, then Norris, then Newton and on and on until they are all gone. Do we let DSEA hand pick the next administration?
Kilroy rescues a comment that debunks many of those who blame racism for their problems….Kilroy says Red Clay teachers and administrators need to look at themselves first, if one wants to see the real problem…Breaking news: Kilroy, was recently promoted, no doubt due to his brilliance in writing, to record the minutes, (a position once called Secretary). Regular readers will smile or perhaps laugh as did I, over this explanation of that event……
“I was at the finance review meeting the other night ….. why of all people they made me Recording Secretary. Take comfort my report aka minutes will be proof read.”
Matt Marshall has picked up another partner in crime. Silence Dogood has joined the Soapbox and comes out firing a broadside against Senator McDowell. Check out the opening salvo of comments on the Rudy is a Twit page…….
Our favorite curmudgeon has an interesting take on the art of remembering. Funny how some things turn out…… But not funny is how our medical system (“It’s the best system in the world” say the republicans), winds up being perceived from the point of view of the patient, as this and other eyewitness accounts attest. Not funny at all.
From our Digital Federalist more good news for John Carney. Not!
Apparently Delaware ranks the 8th highest state in the number of schools that are drop out factories. Thanks Alan, I totally missed that. Why? Could such bad news for incumbents be…………. SILENCED???? John needs to start explaining why, with results like these, we as Delaware voters would willingly want to vote for more of the same. With a 10 alarm fire like this ravaging under the floorboards, …..anyone who still can conceivably anticipate a serendipity harmonious primary….. needs their brain probed with a rectal thermometer……The candidates mean well, but outside events will paint the primary ugly. Each candidate, too intent on his own survival, will have no choice but to pull all stops, just to keep his chin above the swift flowing raw sewage.
And so we have come full circle. From politics of the last election, to those of the next election. It will be up to each of us to insure that the more things change, the more they do NOT stay the same…….
The others have fallen. “The burden” has been given to us…..