That Wasn’t An Earthquake In Dover, That Was Governor Carney’s Approval Rating

Between Regulation 225 and the public beating him up over a plan to close three schools in Wilmington, Delaware, the ground shook in Delaware today. It shook from Massachusetts to Virginia. Reports of a 4.1 magnitude earthquake from the U.S.G.S. only measure the tremors, not the cause. It was Delaware Governor John Carney’s approval rating sinking to a new low. The irony of this happening within miles of the capital of Delaware was not lost on me.

Perhaps it was an earthquake, but the fact that this is the biggest earthquake in recorded Delaware history says something. As Delaware Republicans get ready to pounce on Democrats in the 2018 elections with no mercy, the aftershocks could be one for the record books. The people are speaking loudly and they want change. If the tremors were not caused by Carney’s approval rating it could have been the collective roar of Delawareans saying “Enough!”. We the people are getting tired of the status quo and change is in the wind. Too many legislators who I refer to as “lifers” sitting pretty in Legislative Hall without a care in the world. Leadership is horrible. It is time. It isn’t even about party affiliation as much anymore. It is about things getting worse in Delaware: in our communities, in our homes, in our schools, in our wallets. It is about taxpayer dollars not being spent wisely. It is about a growing (and fast) discontent with those who think the State of Delaware is their playground.

In the meantime, the Dover tree lighting went ahead without a hitch, unless you count a couple of legislators and the Kent County Levy Court singing “Frosty the Snowman”. If that earthquake happened two hours later I would have sworn it would have been because of that singing. A huge crowd came to Dover to see the annual celebration and watch kids sing.

8 thoughts on “That Wasn’t An Earthquake In Dover, That Was Governor Carney’s Approval Rating

  1.   Lorrie

    From: Exceptional Delaware 2017 To: ljog1@yahoo.com Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:32 PM Subject: [New post] That Wasn’t An Earthquake In Dover, That Was Governor Carney’s Approval Rating #yiv8193728904 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv8193728904 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv8193728904 a.yiv8193728904primaryactionlink:link, #yiv8193728904 a.yiv8193728904primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv8193728904 a.yiv8193728904primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv8193728904 a.yiv8193728904primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv8193728904 WordPress.com | Kevin Ohlandt posted: “Between Regulation 225 and the public beating him up over a plan to close three schools in Wilmington, Delaware, the ground shook in Delaware today. It shook from Massachusetts to Virginia. Reports of a 4.1 magnitude earthquake from the U.S.G.S. only me” | |

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  2. Anono, I hate to tell you, but Carney is not the first to dismiss Kevin. There is a long line of folks who dismiss Kevin, including the actual voting residents at in the Capital School District. He didn’t write critically of them. You see something that appears correlative; however, once the data plays out, you find that the one has very little to do with the other. I could call Kevin a Blogger Buffoon and use my sway and sachey to keep him off any number of committees, here, there, and everywhere. He’s not going to dedicate half his blog to me. (Sorry Kevin. Just illustrating.)

    It’s not about going BIG here. It’s about BEING Strong. And Kevin’s got a strong voice for many who haven’t theirs yet. And that long line of dismissive folks, to them, Kevin, keeps ’em entertained. (Hear that, Jack! Your ISP is showing!)

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    • I think Anono misunderstood my statement. I was really hoping Carney would be different than Markell. I did want to meet with him and share my thoughts on education. In particular, education funding. In the summer of 2016, I went through all of our schools expenses. I found most of them are not coding information correctly. Carney was talking about the budget deficit and was looking for money. With education being 1/3rd of the state budget, that would have been an obvious place to look. He didn’t meet with me. No big deal. He wasn’t the first and I’m sure he won’t be the last.
      Yes, I lost an election for the Capital School Board, and in hindsight I was glad. It would have prevented me from being able to do more important things. In an election with less than 500 votes mind you.
      No politician like Carney will ever take heed of the voices of everyday people unless it serves him. It is the just the way of the world.

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