Tuesday, July 07, 2015

 

Think About It



 

Tomatoes

Cute sign and the local tomatoes are finally rolling in.  My Early Girls started producing a couple weeks ago and now the Better Boys are coming on.  There is also a yellow (actually a tangerine color) cherry tomato called sungold yellow that we planted this year that taste good.   

 

Hand Me Down My Walking Cane

As I have gotten older I find a walking cane is very helpful on those morning walks.  As I walk around Delmar I feel fairly safe - except for some parts of the Maryland side of town.  Now the cane started out as a aid in walking and a defense weapon.  I have been looking at some "improvements" to my cane that might be useful. 
There's always the sword cane.  But I think I would hurt myself trying to get it out and use it.
There is the cane stun gun and at $89 or so, it is not a bad deal - no doubt made in China.  One million volts at your finger tips.
http://www.defensedevices.com/rattan-sword-cane.html


and there are versions of cane guns such as http://www.micksguns.com/cane%20guns.htm
http://www.guns.com/2013/03/27/cane-guns/

and Boris Palatnik  Co2 generated gun   http://borispalatnik.com/CaneGun_BCG.htm

but there are plans out there in the internet world to convert a single shot 410 into a walking cane.  There may be problems and issues with the National Fire Arm act, BATFE,  concealed weapons etc  
but weighed against getting your ass kicked take your chances.

Wow talking guns and have a Confederate Flag on the blog I know I must be on Obama 's radar.

Monday, July 06, 2015

 

The Time To reserve Is Getting Close

The Davis-Noble-Kinder family reunion will meet at Bethel United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 5, 2015. Registration begins at 8:30am and the Program begins at 10am. Our traditional family group photo will be taken immediately after the program. Our speaker this year will discuss historical research that is occurring on Delmarva and be proceeded by a  workshop on how to get started researching your own family.
T-shirts with the 1885 reunion photo (similar to the attached image) commemorating the reunion's 25th gathering will be pre-sold for $10 each. They come in Yellow only, Unisex sizes available Youth-2XL.
Lunch by "Hot Off The Coals" to follow: includes BBQ Chicken, Pulled Pork, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, drinks and ice cream. Cost is $15 per person.
(Please note that T-shirts and/or Lunch are Optional.)
 
Please send your reservations for lunch and T-shirts to our DNK Treasurer by July 15th:
Mrs. Judy Partyka
24084 Deep Branch Road
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone: 302-856-7971 
Please contact anyone that you know in either of the DNK families regarding this event. We hope you will be able to attend our 25th reunion Saturday, September 5, 2015 and carry on the tradition! Bethel U.M.C. has a blue roof & address: 2381 Neal's School Rd, Seaford, DE 19973. For directions, please contact us.

 

Trivia



 

Three Reasons To Be In Favor Of Abortion



 

Happy Birthday To Tom

Today Is Delmar Maryland  Commissioner Tom Luffman Birthday.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

 

Sunday Stuff







 
A few photos of Delmar Iowa - they actually kept their train station
 
 
 
Delmar town hall
Unlike Delmar which was named by the railroad for the two states of Delaware and Maryland.  Delmar Iowa is said to be a combination of the names of six ladies on the first train to arrive into the station, so yes it is train related.   When the train made it's first run it stopped at the new station and in keeping with the alphabetical order of stations coming from Clinton Iowa (the first three were; Almont, Bryan and Charlotte) the conductor wanted the station to begin with a "D".  There were six ladies on the train with the names Della, Emma, Laura, Marie, Anna and Rose.  Thusly "Delmar" became to name.
http://delmaria.org/government.htm
I found their town meeting minutes for June 2015 to be interesting

One of the things they do that Delmar De/MD dropped doing a number of years back is to show what bills were paid.  I dare say none of the elected officials see anything like this in our town.  They also seem to have their water problems and some complaints of excess corn dust. 

A couple things to thinks about;
If Hillary Clinton wins the 2016 election it will be the first time two presidents has had sex with each other

If humans could fly we would consider it exercise and never do it

Kids born in 2000 will never have to think about how old they are.


 
So Pucker up baby it is just going to get better

Saturday, July 04, 2015

 

Happy Fourth Of July - 2015



Friday, July 03, 2015

 

GETTYSBURG- PICKETT’S CHARGE JULY 3, 1863

Pickett’s Charge became one of the iconic symbols of the literary and cultural movement known as the Lost Cause. William Faulkner, the quintessential Southern novelist, summed up the picture in Southern memory of this gallant but futile episode:
For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it’s still not yet two o'clock on that July afternoon in 1863, the brigades are in position behind the rail fence, the guns are laid and ready in the woods and the furled flags are already loosened to break out and Pickett himself with his long oiled ringlets and his hat in one hand probably and his sword in the other looking up the hill waiting for Longstreet to give the word and it’s all in the balance, it hasn’t happened yet, it hasn’t even begun yet, it not only hasn’t begun yet but there is still time for it not to begin against that position and those circumstances which made more men than Garnett and Kemper and Armistead and Wilcox look grave yet it’s going to begin, we all know that, we have come too far with too much at stake and that moment doesn’t need even a fourteen-year-old boy to think This time. Maybe this time with all this much to lose than all this much to gain: Pennsylvania, Maryland, the world, the golden dome of Washington itself to crown with desperate and unbelievable victory the desperate gamble, the cast made two years ago.
— William Faulkner, Intruder in the Dust

 

Fridays Comments

The Bee Balm is in bloom.  Also weeds.



A Chicken Salad Sale is coming up at St. Stephen's .

Peddler's Four had a little sidewall display
The produce stand downtown was busy on Friday.
a number of construction projects are going on about town
The Fourth is tomorrow buy those fireworks


if you’re terrified for the future of your country clap your hands



 

The Flag

Capt. Julius Dusenberg raises the Confederate Navy Jack over Shuri Castle on Okinawa after its capture by A Company, Red Battalion of the 5th Marine Regiment on May 29, 1945 

President Obama would call this man a white racist.  I call him a hero.

 

TGIF



Wednesday, July 01, 2015

 

July First Happenings


The Post Office gave us the  Zone Improvement Plan (Zip Code).  It was announced to the public on November 28, 1962 and implemented on July 1, 1963.
 
Today is Canada Day - eh
 
Today July 1st 1863 the Battle Of Gettysburg begins.  Perhaps there are no Confederate flags displayed there this year.  So here is one for you
 
And today Debbie Harry 70th Birthday!!! Don't we all feel old
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 

Something To Think About

I can remember when I came back from Okinawa and was put in the transit barracks at Travis Air Force Base to await discharge after wrapping up my four year enlistment, there were others in the barracks also waiting for their discharge who had came back from Vietnam.  We found if they were  a sleep you could slam a book down on the floor making a loud bang of a noise and the ones from Vietnam would roll out of bed and roll under their bed thinking they were in a mortar attack. Great Fun.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

 

The Morning Walk and Comments

It is hot and Delmar is filled with paving machines and disrupted traffic patterns.  The good news is this should be completed this week.  Compared to South Salisbury RT13 these people are moving at supersonic speed.
They parked about a million dollars worth of machinery over by the tracks this past weekend so Sunday I was looking at some it.

so if you don't want someone looking in your trailer you just park a roller in front of the door.
although obvious when you think about it, the tires on the equipment had about an inch build up of tar and stone.



with the rain I have weeds.  They grow faster than the vegetable's.


I have no idea how accurate the numbers are from "now you kno" but it does sound reasonable.  The government in their push to show job growth are allowing companies such as WalMart and Sam's Club to lay off full time workers and replace them with two "less than 20 hours a week" workers.  The result is the government can show a new job filled and walmart does not  have to provide benefits to the 20 hour a week worker.  Of course the worker can't survive off the pay for 20 hours a week so they end up at a fast food restaurant to supplement their income. 

and while I am on the subject of Walmart doesn't it gripe your ass about their "made in America tv commercials"? The store has 90 percent of their products for sale made outside the USA and they are advertising they sell Bounty paper towels because they are made in the USA.  Bullshit.

The photo is not the best but what it is, is an 8 year old drummer boy confederate army civil war uniform.  Rt54 Bargain outlet has it for sale at $1,150 but I think they will take less. It is kind of spooky looking in the frame.  There are some blood spots on the uniform.  Oral history alleges the boy was the grandson of a General Roberts out of Texas, the people at RT54 Bargain outlet can tell you more.   



New building is going on across the street from me.  This is the same property where the house burnt a couple of years back and the same people that worked on that house are working on this one. 

and since I have not shown a picture of the improvements on the Chris Mills building down town I thought I would put this in.  What you don't see any improvements? And I doubt you will be seeing any improvement.  I had thought he was going to put vinyl siding up over the plywood but apparently in Delmar Delaware you don't have to worry about standards as the Mayor and council have said they are not going to bother the guy.



The above is the separation paper of Major Clark Gable from the Army in 1944.  Note that it is signed by Capt. Ronald Reagan.

Monday, June 29, 2015

 

President Obama's Eulogy

Some comments on parts of President Obama's Eulogy for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney. 
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/06/26/remarks-president-eulogy-honorable-reverend-clementa-pinckney

Comments in no particular order

Amazing grace.  Amazing grace. 
(Begins to sing) -- Amazing grace -- (applause) -- how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me; I once was lost, but now I’m found; was blind but now I see.  (Applause.)

The main theme of Obama's speech was the hymn "Amazing Grace" written by white, English slave trader John Newton in 1779 in celebration of God saving his slave ship from a wreck in 1748. Despite this ,it has long been appropriated by America's black community as part of their culture. It is ironic.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazing_Grace


Perhaps it causes us to examine what we’re doing to cause some of our children to hate.  (Applause.)  Perhaps it softens hearts towards those lost young men, tens and tens of thousands caught up in the criminal justice system -- (applause

They are in jail because they broke laws - why would a President imply otherwise. Loretta E. Lynch who appears to be Black, but you never know now days, is attorney general of the United States, maybe if he feels Black people are being unfairly treated he should look there.

In 2008, the most recent year for which such data seems to have been collected, FBI surveys show that, out of 520,161 interracial violent crimes, blacks committed 429,444 of them against whites, while whites committed 90,717 of them against blacks.
In other words, blacks commit more than 80 percent of all interracial violent crime.
In order to cover up this percentage they have changed the way a "Hate" crime is viewed, needless to say it biased toward few crimes by Blacks against white as ever showing up in the records.

Maybe we now realize the way racial bias can infect us even when we don't realize it, so that we're guarding against not just racial slurs, but we're also guarding against the subtle impulse to call Johnny back for a job interview but not Jamal.

Who is killing blacks males in our urban areas?

Who is committing violent crimes at 10x their percentage of the general population?

Who is impregnating black and white women and then abandoning these women to raise feral children on the strength of a welfare check?

Who is shrugging when these children fail to do their homework, skip school, start doing drugs, start running with gangs, start having their own babies as schoolgirls?

Is it Johnny?

Or Jamal?

Why would you call Jamal back for a job interview and bring with him his culture of drugs, murder, hate and lack of responsibly?

For too long, we were blind to the pain that the Confederate flag stirred in too many of our citizens.  (Applause.)  It’s true, a flag did not cause these murders.  But as people from all walks of life, Republicans and Democrats, now acknowledge -- including Governor Haley, whose recent eloquence on the subject is worthy of praise -- (applause) -- as we all have to acknowledge, the flag has always represented more than just ancestral pride.  (Applause.)  For many, black and white, that flag was a reminder of systemic oppression and racial subjugation.  We see that now.  
Removing the flag from this state’s capitol would not be an act of political correctness; it would not be an insult to the valor of Confederate soldiers.  It would simply be an acknowledgment that the cause for which they fought -- the cause of slavery -- was wrong -- (applause) -- the imposition of Jim Crow after the Civil War, the resistance to civil rights for all people was wrong.  (Applause.) It would be one step in an honest accounting of America’s history; a modest but meaningful balm for so many unhealed wounds.  It would be an expression of the amazing changes that have transformed this state and this country for the better, because of the work of so many people of goodwill, people of all races striving to form a more perfect union.  By taking down that flag, we express God’s grace.

 
 As some of you may have noticed there is a confederate flag now in the left hand corner of this blog.  Now I have ancestors that were in the confederate army and ancestors who were in the union army.  I have no great feelings for the confederate flag other than as a historical note.  However when there is a rush to be politically correct and remove the flag due to comments of a highly racist President of the United States than the flag along with guns become an item I will support. 

The one tragic and shameful difference between Roof and Obama, is, that at least Roof was honest about his racist beliefs

 

So How Much Did Other Mass Shooting Victims Get?

The Justice Department will fast track the sending of $29 million to South Carolina to help families of victims of the mass murder of nine churchgoers at a historic black church in Charleston, a Justice Department spokesman said on Friday.

An unspecified portion of the money, allocated under the government's national Crime Victim Assistance Formula Grant program, can be used to provide services to the families of victims of the shootings at Emmanuel AME Church, spokesman Kevin Lewis said.

http://news.yahoo.com/u-fast-track-29-million-help-charleston-shooting-195515259.html

 On the late afternoon of Friday June 19 the Obama Justice Department led by new Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced it will “fast track” $29 million to victim families of the June 17 shooting at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston South Carolina, The exorbitant payout amounts to over $3.2 million per family.

update I found this on the internet

http://investmentwatchblog.com/massacre-pay-scale-charleston-29-million-sandy-hook-7-1-million-boston-marathon-bombings-8-3-million-aurora-theater-2-9-million/

 

Obama DOJ in $7.1 Million Sandy Hook Payout

The Obama Administration is giving Newtown another $7.1 million in federal funds for those allegedly impacted by the December 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, and will pay for long-term mental health counseling for families, law enforcement and first responders. Officials say some of the money will be set aside for school safety measures.

The funds are being sent to the Connecticut Office of Victim Services, which is part of Connecticut’s Judicial branch. From there the money will be distributed to the town of Newtown and other organizations designated to serve the community, including Newtown Youth and Family Services, St. Rose of Lima Church, the Newtown Resiliency Center, Wellmore and the United Way of Western Connecticut

“This grant will provide much-needed relief and support for Newtown to help this brave community heal,” says Elizabeth Esty, US Representative for the 5th District of Connecticut that includes Newtown. Esty announced the news on the morning of June 17, 2014.[1]

In August 2013 the Obama Department of Justice doled out $2.5 million to law enforcement and first responder agencies involved in the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. In May 2013 and January 2014 the US Department of Education directed a total $3.2 million to Newtown. Also in 2013, Newtown received a $1.5 million grant from the DOJ’s Office for Victims of Crime. Overall the federal government has now funneled a total $14.3 million to the Newtown region since the Sandy Hook event.

In October Governor Dannell Malloy designated $50 million for Newtown to build a new school in place of the Sandy Hook facility. Shortly thereafter the Sandy Hook school was slated for demolition.[3]


Attorney General Announces $8.3 Million to Support Victims of Boston Marathon Bombings

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) today announced a $8,355,648 grant to organizations providing direct support to assist the victims, witnesses and first responders involved in the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013.

“This grant funding will provide critical support to many who were affected by last year’s terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon,” said Attorney General Eric Holder. 

“We will never forget the courage of the first responders, marathon participants, and bystanders who rushed to save lives on that terrible day, nor the heartbreak and pain of those who suffered injuries or lost friends and loved ones.  With this grant, we reaffirm the Justice Department’s firm commitment to standing with the victims of this heinous crime – and all of the community leaders and service providers who continue to heal this remarkable and resilient city.”

On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs were detonated 13 seconds apart near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three spectators and injuring hundreds more.  On April 18, 2013, the suspects allegedly shot and killed an officer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department.  Subsequently, the two suspects allegedly carjacked a vehicle and took the vehicle’s owner hostage; he later escaped.  On April 19, 2013, a Watertown, Mass., police officer identified the suspects and a gunfight ensued between the suspects and police in a Watertown neighborhood.  This incident resulted in one suspect’s death when he was struck by a vehicle as the other suspect fled the scene.  Later that day, police apprehended the remaining suspect in a different Watertown neighborhood.  Victims affected include those in the vicinity of the bombings as well as the residents of neighborhoods in which subsequent events unfolded.  An estimated 1,000 victims will require crisis and/or longer-term recovery services.

OVC provided the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) grant to the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA).


Feds announce $2.9 million grant to aid services for Aurora theater shooting victims

victims


Fatalities: (12 total)
Jonathan T. Blunk, 26
Alexander J. Boik, 18
Air Force Staff Sgt Jesse E. Childress, 29
Gordon W. Cowden, 51
Jessica Ghawi, 24
Petty Officer 3rd Class John Thomas Larimer, 27
Matthew R. McQuinn, 27
Micayla C. Medek, 23
Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6
Alex M. Sullivan, 27
Alexander C. Teves, 24
Rebecca Ann Wingo, 32


Saturday, June 27, 2015

 

A Plug For My Cousin's Blog

My cousin, Joan, does a blog (runs in the family) which is poetry.  Now I tend more toward the "There was an old man from Nantucket" version of poetry but I do give her credit for keeping her poems short. Her blog "A Holding Place" is here   http://aholdingplace.com/

 

The Farewell Social for Chief Hal Saylor and Lt. Robt Remo

Since The Laurel Star has hired Tony Russo, the Delmar coverage in that paper has greatly improved.   He seems to be at just about every event in Delmar.  I stopped by the retirement farewell social at the VFW this past week for Delmar Police Chief Hal Saylor and Lt Robert Remo. It was well attended and was a well thought out event.  The town is honored that both Hal Saylor and Robert Remo have served them well over the past three decades and they will missed.  As in any small town the long time police employees know the secrets and skeletons in the closet of a large number of people in town, so with  their retirement next month  those people can breathe a sigh of relief.  Tony Russo was also at the event so I expect we will see photos in the next edition of the Laurel Star.

 

Just a comment and Congratulations to Lauren - one Fast intern


“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their pleas is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.

The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.


Needless To Say I Do Not agree with the decision.  Once again it is an insult to the majority of Americans


I did however learn about an interesting system concerning court decisions and the method used to get that decision to the press.  This was picked up from "I Rarely remember"   at
   http://sokkasquokka.tumblr.com/

LET ME FURTHER ELABORATE ON THE HILARITY OF THE BEST AMERICAN POLITICAL PRACTICE TO EXIST, “THE ANNUAL RUNNING OF THE INTERNS”: 

RECORDINGS ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE U.S. SUPREME COURT. SO WHEN A DECISION IS MADE, COPIES ARE HANDED TO MEMBERS OF THE PRESS INSIDE THE BUILDING IN A PRESS ROOM WHO THEN LEAVE THEIR ROOM TO HAND THE COPIES OF THE RULING TO THEIR INTERNS (WHO AREN’T ALLOWED INSIDE THE PRESS ROOM) 
AND THEN THE INTERNS HAVE TO DELIVER THE COURT RULINGS WHILE THE JUSTICES ARE ANNOUNCING THEIR DECISION INSIDE THE COURTROOM ITSELF. 
SO THE INTERNS RUN THROUGH THE SUPREME COURT BUILDING FROM OUTSIDE THE PRESS ROOM TO OUTSIDE, ACROSS THE PAVED WALKWAYS, AND DOWN THE STAIRS OF THE COURTHOUSE AREA INTO THE BROADCASTING PRESS PEN IN THE STREET
AND ALL ARE RACING TO BE THE FIRST TO DELIVER THE COURT RULINGS TO THEIR RESPECTIVE BROADCASTERS WHO ARE WAITING TO GO ON AIR

PICTURED IN FRONT IS YESTERDAY’S INTERN WINNER LAUREN WHO SAID SHE “JUST LIKED TO WIN” WHEN SHE PULLED CLEAR AHEAD TO DELIVER THE OBAMACARE RELATED DECISION. 

KEEP IN MIND THE DECISIONS READ ON THE BENCH ARE POSTED ONLINE A FEW MINUTES LATER SO THIS WHOLE PROCESS CURRENTLY EXISTS BECAUSE NO ONE WANTS TO WAIT THAT LONG. 

TRULY A GREAT AND HILARIOUS AMERICAN TRADITION. 

 This with more information is also shown here http://www.ijreview.com/2015/6/353033-the-2015-running-of-the-interns/

Lauren, a Masters of Journalism student at the University of Missouri

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