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Delaware

Gay Del. Senate candidate sets fundraising record

Not gonna happen. His goal is to rep the gay agenda & promote the lifestyle. Having spent much time in Rehoboth & in healthcare, my experience is that homosexuals are more selfish & focused on their needs/angst than any other groups. They prefer to surround themselves with other homosexuals & like to exclude non-homosexuals. Your point about this candidate getting out of government is a good one. Self-centered people cannot rep their constituents without their own biases & should not be elected to government positions.  (Aug 27, 2012 | post #2)

Delaware

Delaware has high obesity rate

Well, at least the smoking rate has gone down. Maybe there's a connection?  (Mar 25, 2012 | post #1)

Delaware

Afro-American Historical Society files complaint with Att...

Well, this topic is certainly done its run.  (Mar 25, 2012 | post #121)

Delaware

Del. Lawmakers Unveil DREAM Act for Undocumented Students

And throughout this entire string, there is no word on where the money is coming from to fund this idea. Tuition isn't free in Delaware. There are a lot of Delaware (& American) citizens who can't afford to go to college. But, one of our illustrious state senators ("Bobby" Marshall) said we don't need to worry about a revenue source to fund this law ("the doors will just open wider"). Well, "Bobby" is also running for mayor of Wilmington -- it's important to keep this in mind because his comment illustrates how he handles his fiscal responsibilities to his constituents.  (Mar 25, 2012 | post #94)

Delaware

The Six States Where Taxes Are Soaring

Delaware is #1 based on this 24/7 Wall St. article. Not a surprise to me given all the additional "fees" the state has added to my living expenses since 2008. It was just surprising to see this honor recognized & bestowed upon our state on a national level. Guess info like this isn't going to help improve the state's economy -- why would anyone or any business want to move here? Nothing was mentioned about the gross receipts tax -- every business owner's nightmare in Delaware. That must makes the picture even worse. http://247wallst.c om/2012/03/19/the- six-states-where-t ax-revenues-are-so aring/2/  (Mar 25, 2012 | post #1)

Delaware

Afro-American Historical Society files complaint with Att...

Glad you finally got an answer to your original question, TF ~ ;)  (Mar 10, 2012 | post #99)

Delaware

Charter school system is fundamentally unfair

I heard on WDEL the other day that Al Masciotti also had to pull his kids out of public school in Delaware in order for them to get educated. Was surprised to hear that come out of his mouth but I totally understood. Probably one of the few times I ever agreed with Al. But, like me, his kids were his priority & you get one chance to educate your kids right. Delaware is too busy making education a social agenda & experiment. Thirty years of doing that & nothing has changed (except the kids are getting dumber).  (Mar 10, 2012 | post #9)

Delaware

Charter school system is fundamentally unfair

Eventually we pulled our kids out of public school also. One needed private tutoring for a year to catch up to his grade level in the new school (he was a few years behind his fellow students -- we never knew based on the info we got from his public school teacher). Actually, I don't think his teachers really paid much attention to him. He was one of the "good" kids -- was too quiet to earn any attention I guess. So, since then, we make sure we vote against any school referendums asking for more money. We needed the extra to pay for our kids' schools & now I would rather save up to help the grandkids when the time comes.  (Mar 10, 2012 | post #8)

Delaware

Afro-American Historical Society files complaint with Att...

No, it's not a new site -- seems to have been here a while. I was hoping for more info & discussion on local topics too but it gets weighed down by 2 dysfunctional posters. Very tedious, so I just check back in here from time to time to see if anything has improved. Good luck with your research on the African American Historical Society. I think they are a small grassroots group struggling to get something going -- much like the experiences of some of the other Wilmington ethnic groups, like the Polish-Americans & Italian-Americans.  (Mar 10, 2012 | post #96)

Delaware

Governor Markell Recognizes Newport Chief Capriglione for...

The Chief is very deserving of this honor. As scary as most of the roads are in this area, he has done a lot to make them a little safer.  (Mar 9, 2012 | post #1)

Delaware

Afro-American Historical Society files complaint with Att...

Well, it's been about a month since I last visited this website. And it seems it is still all about 2 dysfunctional posters: PC19808 & FPR. Nothing has changed. The heading of this conversation makes it sound like a debate regarding funding & management issues for the African American Historical Society. But most of the postings follow the same crazy rants from 2 self-absorbed posters. Nothing has changed here.  (Mar 9, 2012 | post #84)

Delaware

Charter school system is fundamentally unfair

I never realized the lack of a cafeteria would be considered discriminatory. My public school opinions are based on the lack of teaching that went on while my children attended school. Can't always blame the teachers -- I remember my daughter's 2nd grade teacher holding a special parents' meeting to explain why she wasn't able to get thru all the kids' lessons every day. There were 3 students in the class that were highly disruptive many times a day. The teacher spent most of the class time trying to control these 3 students. This went on for months without resolution until the teacher finally called the emergency meeting. And, it still didn't get resolved. This is only one of many, many stories I can share about our deficient Delaware school system.  (Mar 9, 2012 | post #5)

Delaware

Charter school system is fundamentally unfair

Rather than worrying about whether a school has a cafeteria or not, how about doing something to fix the rapidly deteriorating public school system in Delaware? For over 30 years, education of children in Delaware has taken a back seat to numerous political & social agendas. The U/D prof certainly had plenty of time to try to make a difference in the lives of Delaware school children but his priority seems to be on making comments as to whether schools have cafeterias or not.  (Mar 8, 2012 | post #1)

Delaware

TalkDelaware wants you

I haven't participated on this forum for weeks because all the postings are destructive. It's also very boring -- most of the postings are from only 2 members & they are constantly bashing the few other posters & patting one another on the back. It is so sad because I know FPR & PC19808 think they are so enlightened in their thoughts & opinions. But, after following their posts for weeks, it is obvious they are very narrow-minded & destructive. The forum has turned into a waste of time (except, I guess, for the 2 most prolific posters).  (Feb 5, 2012 | post #100)

Wilmington, DE

Crash victim was 'awesome'

Very tragic story but lots of details are missing. I know that stretch of highway is crazy bad (10 lanes of high, high speed traffic switching lanes like crazy to go to NJ or Philly or Wilmington). But, what would cause a 19y/o to veer to the right & then careen across 5 lanes of freeway & slam into concrete? Only plus thing to this incident is that no other cars were involved -- guess traffic was light at that point.  (Jan 15, 2012 | post #1)