WGMD’S Bill Colley: Ugly, Unhinged and on the Record

WARNING: This post is NOT appropriate for children! You have been warned.

Every day from 3 to 7pm on WGMD, Sussex County talk show host Bill Colley has been waging a thuggish war against anyone who dares to speak out on his airwaves against Congressional candidate Glen Urquhart and Christine “they’re hiding in my bushes” O’Donnell.

But has Colley, who touts his unwavering Catholicism and moral values and who ends his daily broadcast with a Christian hymn waded into unholy waters (or is it waded EVEN FARTHER into unholy waters?) with his latest round of political vitriol? Let’s take a look:

In May of this year, Colley wrote an endorsement of Congressional candidate Glen Urquhart that appeared sandwiched between actual news stories on WGMD’s homepage. In the comment section, he’s called out for taking gifts from the candidate and then offering an endorsement, this is his response:

Bill Colley says:
May 11, 2010 at 10:45 am
You betcha. He bought me the ticket because I’m a volunteer media advisor. Who knows, maybe next year a press secretary? My trip to the dinner was an obvious endorsement and meant to signal the party where I stand. You may all remember a far earlier blog post where I offered he was a candidate sharing my views. On other thing you can bet on. I’ll do whatever I can to stop Mrs. Rollins and the entire Castle cabal.

Bill Colley says:
May 11, 2010 at 10:48 am
Oh, and you swell guys need to know Vance Phillips rode to and from the dinner with me. He paid for the tolls.

To even the casual observer, it looks like Bill Colley is using his 4 hour a day radio job and the WGMD homepage to angle for a better job with Glen Urquhart in the event that Urquhart goes (back) to Washington.

His twitter history,which is also proudly displayed on the homepage of WGMD’s website, is more of the same. Check out some of the tweets coming from Colley, the self proclaimed Urquhart Press Secretary hopeful:

Ever watched someone walk into a room and believe you’ve encountered pure evil? It happens when I see Michelle Rollins.
8:42 AM Jul 21st via web

And then there is this one:

How come Michele Rollins’ Bishop hasn’t yet corrected her for bringing Grave Scandal to the Church?
1,283,168,238,000.00 via web

“Grave Scandal”? Speaking of “Grave Scandal” let’s take a look at what Mr. Colley is sending to listeners via his WGMD email account. Someone call his Bishop!

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: billc@wgmd.com
Date: Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: support for O’ D
To: Xxxxxxxxxxxx

Xxxxxxx. Nobody likes a spy. I was nice over the weekend but I always keep my distance from vipers. Fred Silva likes to joke you’re going to choke on all the GOP penises shoved into your mouth all at once. Seriously, what do you get for kissing ass? From what I can see you’ve got one foot in the grave.

The way I see it, my country comes before my party. My children’s future comes before my party.

Only a dog follows without thinking.

This is the e-mail that warranted that disturbing response from Bill Colley using his WGMD e-mail account:

Quoting Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx:

Bill,
Hope u enjoyed the pictures of 8/28.
2 years ago after she won the Primary, I supported her. & she never showed
up again down here. I was hoping to see her after the 8/28 as she was to be
there???/ I had to vote prior as I will not be in town on the 14th, & I
voted for HER. I had a meeting with Mike, & well laid out the 9 points of
the Sussex Cointy Party& he has not held to ONE of them & I can not vote for
him, so I did not.

As for the party support, by LAW they have to support her with the ## of
folks & the $$

But please to share that this without my name as I voted prior.
Thanks,
Xxxxxxxxxx

As you can see, the e-mail that Mr. Colley is responding to is hardly inflammatory, and Colley’s response is nothing short of disgusting.

So WGMD’s Bill Colley, who has accepted gifts from the Urquhart campaign and is angling for a job with Glen Urquhart, is using WGMD’s airwaves, e-mail server and website for his campaign of intimidation and vitriol. All with the apparent blessing of WGMD Radio and their sponsors. (“Apparent blessing?” I was being kind, I could have just as easily used “OBVIOUS BLESSING” since most of this has been prominently displayed on WGMD’s homepage.)

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What Is In The Water At O’Donnell Headquarters?

They're hiding in the bushes.

This past week, Christine O’Donnell spoke with John McCormack of the Weekly Standard. O’Donnell tells McCormack that operatives are following her and are hiding in the bushes at her apartment/headquarters:

They’re following me. They follow me home at night. I make sure that I come back to the townhouse and then we have our team come out and check all the bushes and check all the cars to make sure that—they follow me.

That’s what’s disgusting, as you can see from the YouTube videos. They knock on the door at all hours of the night. They’re hiding in the bushes when I’m at candidate forums. In 2008 they broke into my home. They vandalized my home. They wrote nasty notes on my front door, on my front porch. They jeopardized my safety. They did the same thing to our campaign office. They broke into our campaign office. They vandalized our campaign office. They stole files. My campaign signs that had my picture—they put a spear in my mouth poked out my eyes, and cut out the part of my heart, and wrote nasty names all over those campaign signs.

I would be a fool to be pressured into disclosing where I live, when I know that the stakes are even higher this time. What makes me think they wont do the same distasteful things they did in 2008 when the stakes are even higher, when we’re even more viable. I mean come on, John, you’re a class act. You don’t want to—you know that this is a security issue. You know what they’re capable of.

Meanwhile, as reported by Delaware Online, at a Founder’s Values group candidate forum Monday night, Delaware GOP videographer John Hawley, and O’Donnell supporter Evan Queitsch got into a scuffle:

State GOP staffer John Hawley and Evan Queitsch, a supporter of U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell got into a scuffle after a Founder’s Values group candidate forum Monday night.

During the event, Hawley had been standing in the back of the room video taping the candidates speaking. Hawley has traveled to candidate forums across the state during the campaign to record speakers.

Afterward, Hawley remained in the auditorium filming O’Donnell as she talked to attendees. When O’Donnell went to leave and Hawley followed, the trouble started. During the altercation, Hawley continued to record the interaction in a camera he had been holding.

Queitsch was part of a group of four O’Donnell staff members that had circled around the candidate to keep Hawley and a member of the press from getting near her. When O’Donnell walked out the door, the staffers blocked the entrance.

Apparently Christine O’Donnell isn’t the only one seeing people in the bushes. Friday night at 11:39 p.m., O’Donnell supporter Evan Queitsch tweeted the following:

@degop camera boy found hiding in O’Donnell’s bushes…same guy was stopped @foundersvalues event for stalking. #desen #delaware
11:39 PM Sep 3rd via TweetCaster

However, John Hawley was nowhere near O’Donnell headquarters or any candidate forums on Friday night. It must be something in the water.

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Christine O’Donnell Cut A Deal To Run For Another Party

On July 15, 2010, Christine O’Donnell’s campaign put this on her website:

Kamen’s statement assumes that the liberal Mike Castle hasn’t cut a deal and would, immediately upon election, “pull a Specter” and change parties. Considering Castle’s consistent liberal voting record, such a scenario is far from wild speculation.

That statement by O’Donnell’s campaign set off a firestorm of speculation among O’Donnell’s blog network and a handful of duped conservative media, that a life long member of the Republican Party, her opponent, would jump ship and leave the GOP.

Meanwhile it was Christine O’Donnell who was courting other political parties:

The Constitution Party had nominated Republican Christine O’Donnell for the U.S. Senate after she sought their endorsement, party Chairman Pell Sherman said.

The nominations took place on July 30th in Middletown, here is the announcement:

The Constitution Party of Delaware will be holding its Convention at Bogeys-Bar and Grill, in Middletown DE. at 7pm till 10pm. On the 30th of July.

Yet on August 11th, during a radio interview in Sussex County, Christine O’Donnell was directly asked by a caller if she would still run for the Senate as a third party candidate or a write in if she lost the primary, and O’Donnell claimed that the “REAL” question was whether or not her opponent would switch parties.

The interview was less than two weeks after she sought out and received the endorsement from the Constitution Party.

The answer to that caller’s “real” question was, “Yes.”

So Christine O’Donnell, who has been on the campaign trail spreading the rumor that her opponent would “change parties,” was simultaneously trying to make sure she was on the ballot in November regardless of what party she represented.

The Constitution Party of Delaware, however, failed to beef up their statewide membership over 300 people, so their candidates will not be on the ballot.

What is that name Republicans call other Republicans who have no party loyalty and act like Christine O’Donnell?

Check out what TW at DP.net has to say about it.

And for those of you who listen to O’Donnell on the radio and are amazed at the number of people who call in to support her, she sets it all up ahead of time and even helps with what questions to ask:

Subject: Christine on with Bill Colley Today. Listen & Call in at 5pm

“Team Christine,
It’s time to mobilize ourselves. Christine will be on Bill Colley’s Radio Show today at 5pm. As we all know, as soon as the Castle camp finds out about this they will have their goons call in to trip up Christine. We need to counteract this and flood the radio station with calls. We need to ask Christine things like:

-Will she fight against Cap & Trade?
-Will she fight to repeal Obamacare?
-What votes of Mike Castle’s does she disapprove of?
-Can you explain the Disclose Act and why there is such a fuss about it?
-I heard Mike Castle is a moderate Republican, what sort of things has he voted for which makes him a moderate?
-Why are you running?
-What endorsements have you received?

Here is the call in number: 302-945-9292
Let’s light up those phones. GO TEAM CHRISTINE!!!
-David

Good astroturf.

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Glen Urquhart: And Then There’s the Nazi Video

“Do you know where does this phrase ‘separation of church and state’ come from…does anybody know…I told you…actually that exact phrase is not in Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists…he was reassuring them that the federal government wouldn’t trample on their religion…the exact phrase ‘separation of church and state’ came out of Adolph Hitler’s mouth…that’s where it comes from…the next time your liberal friends talk about ‘separation of church and state’ ask them why they’re Nazis.” – Congressional Candidate Glen Urquhart, April 2010.

Read about how Glen Urquhart considers criticism of his outrageous statement “a badge of honor” HERE.

UPDATE: From Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists: Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.

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Christine O’Donnell: Birds of a Feather

Eric Erickson from RedState.com exposes the shady dealings of at least one member of Christine O’Donnell’s out of state campaign team, Eric Odom. I would strongly suggest checking out the whole post at RedState.com:

I have been biting my tongue so hard for so long that I’m surprised I haven’t developed gangrene, but the time has come to open my mouth, or at least put fingers to the keyboard.

I have for years been shouting into the wind about those I believe are conservative charlatans abusing the money of donors, burning bridges, and making it all the more difficult for solid conservative activists to gain the trust of large conservative donors.

As I told Ken Vogel a few weeks ago, “Every movement — left, right, center or no political affiliation whatsoever — attracts its contingent of scammers and con artists and charlatans, and it takes a while for that to sort itself out . . . . And that’s why a lot of the money is still sitting on the sidelines.”

And now there is this.

Launching under the umbrella of the group Americans for New Leadership, Liberty.com will be led by tea party organizer Eric Odom and begin its venture with $700,000 and 70,000 members, according to a spokesman. Odom previously built conservative coalitions under the American Liberty Alliance and The Patriot Caucus. [Emphasis added]….

There is more here that particularly troubles me about this one and it all goes back to a lot of unanswered questions not from me or anyone else other than the Federal Election Commission related to ventures previously set up by Eric Odom — questions so far unanswered despite multiple letters from the Federal Election Commission seeking additional information and filings.

First there was the for profit American Liberty Alliance set up by Eric Odom. I know people, some are friends, who were employed by this organization and left without the money they were due. Neither I nor they have any idea what happened to the money….

“Abusing” contributor’s money, unpaid workers, the government trying to get documentation, sound familiar?

This doesn’t even go into the disaster that was the bus tour across America, the low turn out tea party gatherings, the RootsHQ event in Nashville that I spoke at, and the list of disasters and questionable stuff arising out of American Liberty Alliance and whatever happened to it (both factually and as a legal entity) goes on and on and on. I’m not even sure if the bus tour made it all the way across America as its web journal stopped well before its end point and its blog has now somehow become a Christine O’Donnell site, except it hasn’t been updated since June. This is all par for the course.

Other members of Christine O’Donnell’s out of state campaign team who are involved in this venture are Steven Foley and Yates Walker. Yates Walker, if you recall, was the O’Donnell campaign contact for the blast e-mail that falsely accused Congressman Mike Castle of voting for “the stimulus bill.”

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Grow Up

A vandalized campaign sign:
A vandalized campaign sign.
The artwork as it appeared later in a trash can:
The artwork at it appeared later in a trash can.

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Glen Urquhart: We {{HEART}} Mike Castle

This was sent to me by a woman who was on the Host Committee for the “Women for Castle” fundraiser at Abbott’s Grill in Milford. The event was held on May 17, 2010, just two days after the Republican State Convention. She informed me that you had to be on board by the first week in April, over a month before the Republican State Convention, to make it on the invitation as part of the Host Committee.

If you look in the middle of the last column on the second page you’ll see the name “Angela Urquhart.” Angela Urquhart is the wife of “Conservative” candidate Glen Urquhart.

The "Women for Castle" May 17, 2010 fundraiser invitation

The arrow points to the name "Angela Urquhart" who is the wife of Congressional candidate Glen Urquhart.

Were the Urquhart’s betting on Mike Castle beating Tea Party darling and self anointed “Conservative” Christine O’Donnell at the Republican State Convention?

You decide.

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Mike Castle Says NO to Lame Duck Session

Last week Congressman Mike Castle voted against tabling the Price Resolution, which would have stopped a lame duck session in the Senate after the November elections:

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), chairman of the Republican Study Committee, last week introduced a privileged resolution to prevent Congress from holding a post-election session for any reason other than a national emergency….

Price asked for an appeal of the chair’s ruling, and Democrats moved to table that appeal. The vote to table Price’s appeal passed on a largely party-line vote of 236-163, with six Democrats voting with Republicans, and one Republican voting yes with the majority of Democrats.

More from the Washington Post:

I note in the column that Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) could be seated in November as well, and I speculate that he might also oppose a lame duck since he voted last week for a resolution in the House that would bar that chamber from meeting between November and January. Well, Castle’s office has since confirmed that if elected to the Senate he would, indeed, join Kirk in opposing a lame duck. A Castle spokesperson told me in an e-mail, after reading Kirk’s comments in The Post, that “The Congressman agrees with Rep. Kirk that a lame duck session is no place for controversial legislating.”

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Christine O’Donnell: A New Distortion Site

A former commenter on this site, Democratgirl4ChristineODonnell, has a website of the same name. She writes this on her site:

I have no doubt about Christine O’Donnell’s integrity and I know unlike her opponent Mike Castle, she will not vote for hidden amendments like the Obama Stimulus package where Castle supported the funding of such outrageous expenditures (like building a tunnel for turtles to cross a FL road). Castle has a record dating all the way back to 1993 where he has been deceitful to Delawareans. He even voted against the Bush tax cuts. I’m not Republican, but it fiscally I am conservative. This is extremely liberal of him to vote against the below major cuts.

First, Mike Castle did NOT vote for the 2009 Stimulus Package. The 2009 Stimulus Package included the “Turtle Tunnel” Democratgirl writes about. Click HERE to see the House Roll Call vote on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. You will find Mike Castle under the “NAYS”.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this distortion of Mike Castle’s record. Christine O’Donnell’s own campaign attempted it in July. Click HERE to see Christine O’Donnell try to peddle the same distortion.

Second, Castle voted FOR the Bush Tax Cuts. Both in 2001 and in 2003. Click HERE to see Castle’s YEA vote on the 2001 Bush Tax Cut. Click HERE to see Castle’s YEA vote on the 2003 Bush Tax Cut.

Democratgirl4Christine O’Donnell writes, “Of course with any political campaign, there will be the naysayers who try to distract, distort, and misinform the public,” and as we can see from her blog, that is accurate. In fact, it’s one of the few accurate statements on her blog.

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Glen Urquhart: The Korean War Memorial Downsized, Delayed and Mismanaged

In 1989, four architects from Pennsylvania State University won the design contest for the Korean War Veterans Memorial, but this team of architects withdrew their design when they realized that going through the bureaucracy of organizations like the National Capital Planning Commission and the Commission of Fine Arts would mean drastic changes to their concept. They sued to stop their design from being altered but lost.

Three years later, the National Capital Planning Commission was working hard to scale down the size of the Memorial. The original plan called for 38 soldiers, the current plan called for 19, the NCPC, with Glen Urquhart at the helm, wanted a task force to “further reduce the number of sculptural figures,” so as not to interfere with the “West Potomac Park pastoral setting.”

Urquhart called the reduction in size of the Korean War Veterans Memorial “the reality of the approval process.” The NCPC wanted the memorial to be “squad sized” but the NCPC wasn’t even sure what the size of a squad was.

Senator John Glenn, a Korean War Veteran, commented that, “the war lasted only 37 months and this memorial project has taken over five years.”

The NCPCs downsizing was rejected, the groundbreaking was in 1992, and finally, in 1995, the memorial was dedicated by President Bill Clinton. Six months after the dedication, the monument was falling into disrepair.

Glen Urquhart served as the Chairman of the National Capital Planning Commission from 1982-1994.

Apologies for the source, the Delaware Republican Record makes every effort to keep the “FREE” in “FREEDOM.”

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