Friday, February 24, 2006

Rape and Sex Offenses

In today's paper there were three separate large articles about rape and sex offense. Now in the case of Wicomico County Public Information Officer George Roache if it wasn't for the free lunch given by the Detention Center to anyone who walks thru the Dinning Hall door, George Roache would have probably never found his way to the Detention Center. The free lunch program costs the county about $36,000 a year. What was suppose to be perk for Correctional Officers turned into a free lunch for anyone. Next we will hear about how rough the budget is and how they desperately need more money. Public Safety in Wicomico County has the same waste and duplication as the Board of Education.

The other two rape cases involved 15 year olds and 9 year olds. It took the Wicomico County Sheriff's office a month to arrest the 15 year old. The 9 year old however has gone 6 months before he was arrested and was allowed to turn himself in. What is wrong with the Seaford Police Department on that one?

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Black Voting Districts

In the Sunday edition of the Daily Times there was an article about the ACLU examining election districts in Somerset County. There has been similar talks in Snow Hill. Some 20 years ago Somerset County redistricted their voting districts so as to ensure a black person was elected. It would appear no black person was elected. Now in order to even make another attempt they want to redistrict again. Hell, why doesn't the Federal Government just appoint a black person as representive of the district. Obviously any democratic voting system is a sham anyway since they have gerrymanded the voting districts around. The reason a black person is not voted in as often as the Naacp would like is because black people do not vote as often as non-black people. Simple as that. For those who doubt this, stand outside a voting station and compare the number of black people who vote to the number of non-blacks. Then compare your voting ratio to the percentage of blacks in that voting district. I am sure with the pathetic turnout of voters everywhere if black voters were to vote in a block they could put anyone they wanted into office. They only have to vote.

Brokeback Mountain


Brokeback Mountain is a movie I have not seen, nor is the likelyhood high I will see it. However another Blog called "Reluctant Nomad" had this grocery list for it and I thought it amusing enough to share with you.

Brokeback Mountain
Grocery lists for Ennis & Jack, summer 1962 on Brokeback Mountain
WEEK ONE
Beans, Bacon, Coffee, Whiskey

WEEK TWO
Beans, Ham, Coffee, Whiskey

WEEK THREE
Beans, Bacon, Coffee, Whiskey, K-Y

WEEK FOUR
Beans, Pancetta, Coffee (espresso grind), Whiskey, 2 tubes K-Y

WEEK FIVE
Fresh Java beans, Jasmine rice, Prosciutto, approx. 8 ounces, thinly sliced, Medallions of veal, Porcini mushrooms, 1/2 pint of heavy whipping cream, 1 Cub Scout uniform, size 42 long, 5-6 bottles good Chardonnay, 1 large bottle Astro-glide, dildo

WEEK SIX
Yukon Gold potatoes, Heavy whipping cream, Asparagus (very thin), Eggs, Lemons, Gruyere cheese (well aged), Walnuts, Arugula, Unsalted Butter, Olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, 6 yards white silk organdy, 6 yards pale ivory taffeta, Case of Chardonnay, Large tin Crisco and tub of Albolene, gloves, moisturizer, toner and cleanser

Delmar Town Meetings

As A reminder the Planning and Zoning meeting is tomorrow night (Thursday the 23th) at 7 Pm. On the 27th at 6:30 is the Utiliy meting and at 7Pm is the joint council meeting. Since we no longer have a Delmar Delaware council meeting you will have to listen to the Maryland side of town woes mixed in with the Delaware problems.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Crocus



Crocus have been blooming for the last week. Photo is not that good. Daffodils are on the verge of blooming.

Salisbury Park

While waiting in traffic this morning I noticed the "new' bridge they built to replace the "old" wooden bridge in the park. What a piece of shit. Compared to the old bridge it lacks any grace whatsoever. The only saving grace I can say about the new bridge is it looks better than that piece of shit pedestrian bridge next to Snow Hill Road.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Blogs that make you feel guilty

Since I am always telling myself it is time to lose weight whenever I read the blog Graceful Yoga and Transitioning to Raw Food both makes you feel guilty about eating too much. My wife made eclairs last night that were excellent. Both Blogs are on Blogspot.com. A sampling of their more recent posts; from : "Graceful Yoga"

Quinoa
Thrusday:

9am grapefruit, coffee (with stevia and chocolate soymilk)

10:30 slice of rye bread toast with margarine and vegan parmesan (nutritional yeast blended with soaked almonds and sea salt)

1pm: yummy lunch: Portobello mushroom marinated in roasted garlic and balsamic vinegar, roasted and topped with a bit of ketchup, lettuce and tomato. Salad with lettuce, cherry tomato, broccoli, cauliflower, sprouted sunflower seeds and lemon juice.,

40min walk in the woods

3pm apple slices some with almond butter some with PB, and hemp seeds, glass of chocolate soymilk

7pm: This is the best Quinoa I have ever made. I cooked the quinoa in leftover seitan simmering broth (veggie broth, teriyaki sauce, onion flakes, peppercorns and bay leaf) topped with sautéed veggies (olive oil, onion, garlic, broccoli, red bell pepper, mushrooms, carrots, herbamare seasoning and pepper, fresh basil); 1 small baked sweet potato

Dessert: cappuccino cup with carob fudge sauce

Quinoa is a complete protein and loaded with magnesium here is an interesting fact World’s Healthiest Foods website, “Most commonly considered a grain, quinoa is actually a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard.” To read more about this “grain” click on the title above.


A sampling from "Transitioning to Raw Food":

I made it to bed before 9:30 last night. Twinkle woke me up rousting about at 5 something so I hollered at her and went back to sleep. I got up who knows when but it was in time to get ready for Sabbath School and church.

The weather had other ideas. When I looked outside it seemed okay but as soon as I put my foot on the step, I knew it wasn't. It was a solid sheet of ice. Not the kind you can walk on. I waited until a more reasonable hour and called one of the other organists. She wasn't sure she was going to be at church, either, so I called the pastor. He said for me to stay safe and make the best decision so I elected to stay at home.

Breakfast was OJ and some pineapple and then a banana/blueberry/spinach smoothie. Later on, I had a pear and after that, it was an organic orange the size of a small grapefruit.

I got out my spiral slicer and made some turnip "pasta". I have it soaking in lemon water even as I write. I need to have another fruit meal before I have my veggie meal so I'm going to fix a banana/kale smoothie. I may have some tomatoes, too.

I'll be checking back in later. This isn't it for the day yet.



Well that should make everyone else guilty too.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Delmar Manor Curbing


The handicap curbing/sidewalk is on Jones Terrace. Jones Terrace is the street where the Mayor lives and has recently been repaved. The street has no sidewalks, nor do any of the streets in Delmar Manor have sidewalks. So why would you have a handicap corner sidewalk that does not connect to any other sidewalk? I can't imagine a person in a wheelchair rolling across some one's yard so they can come off the handicap corner into the street. They usually roll down the street if there is no sidewalks. More taxpayer money spent oddly.

This brings to my mind the whole issue of sidewalks in Delmar. The "old" section of Delmar for the most part have sidewalks yet in the annexed areas, as Delmar manor, they have no sidewalks. There should be a requirement that all streets have sidewalks. It would be discrimintory if it is any other way. The residents in the 'Old" section of Delmar had to pay for sidewalks, so why shouldn't all the new housing developments be required to have sidewalks.

Delmar Manor was an interesting annexation. It was a housing development built as I recall in the 1950's. It was annexed into town at that time. The Mayor and Council and the builder of Delmar Manor had a disagreement. The Mayor told them Delmar manor would not be considered part of Delmar. For a 20 to 30 year period Delmar Manor houses were never taxed as being part of Delmar. This continued until the 1980's when there was another offical annexation of Delmar Manor into Delmar.