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Ellison for DNC Chair News

Filed in National by on February 18, 2017 4 Comments

All Rhode Island DNC member endorsed Ellison today, and there is this: DNC Race Shakeup: Ray Buckley to Exit, Endorse Keith Ellison With just a week left before Democratic National Committee members gather in Atlanta to cast their ballots, the move could have far-reaching consequences both for the election and the future of the party

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February 18, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on February 18, 2017 4 Comments
February 18, 2017 Open Thread

SD 10 Money, DSEA Runoff Election, Boxing, Smynra school superintendent, Bird Flu

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Republican President Calls Free Press the “Enemy of the American People”

Filed in National by on February 18, 2017 9 Comments
Republican President Calls Free Press the “Enemy of the American People”

This morning I woke up to this, “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!”

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Scott Pruitt is a much bigger threat than Al-Qaeda

Filed in National by on February 17, 2017 2 Comments
Scott Pruitt is a much bigger threat than Al-Qaeda

Betsy DeVois may be the dumbest, but Scott Pruitt is the most lethal. His goal at the EPA is to kill it off. This is the “El Chapo to head the Drug Enforcement Administration” pick.

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Open Source Questions for Carney’s Budget “Reset” Meetings

Filed in National by on February 17, 2017 16 Comments
Open Source Questions for Carney’s Budget “Reset” Meetings

I’m going to try and make one of Carney’s budget meetings next week and could use some pointed questions. Below are some inspired by a CassandraM post at Blue Delaware, but I could use some more if you have any.

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The Republican President

Filed in National by on February 17, 2017 11 Comments
The Republican President

We need to stop referring to the 45th president by name and just refer to him as the Republican President. No nicknames, no slurs, just the Republican President.

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February 17, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on February 17, 2017 9 Comments
February 17, 2017 Open Thread

Vaughn Correctional, Wilmington shooting, Jeopardy, Concord Mall’s Macy’s, Literacy Delaware, Elena Delle Donne

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“It’s A Shit Sandwich.”

Filed in National by on February 16, 2017 7 Comments

That quote is being attributed to Retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward as his reason for turning down Donald Trump’s offer to head up the National Security Council.  I mean, would YOU want to lead an agency where Steve Bannon (the mind still reels) is feeding intel to whoever he wants to?  In fact, I think […]

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“Every bicycle project has to start life in a plan”

Filed in National by on February 16, 2017 0 Comments

The Delaware Bicycle Plan (currently being created) is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to get the bicycle improvements your community needs in an official plan. So if you miss this opportunity, your next opportunity may not come around again until 2027! If your community has a great nearby trail (either existing, in design or being planned) but […]

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Rethugs Attack Blevins in Hail Mary to Rescue Marino

Filed in Delaware by on February 16, 2017 6 Comments

Predictable: R Senators Demand Investigation into Blevins Hiring. Now, let me just say that Patti Blevins has indeed used and abused her power to feather her own nest.  There’s no doubt about it.  Head of Delaware Helpline?  And now Director of Animal Control?  If you go back even further you’ll find Girls Incorporated.  So, yes, […]

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Today’s news from inside the Alt-Right media bubble & Trump Purge Promise

Filed in National by on February 16, 2017 18 Comments
Today’s news from inside the Alt-Right media bubble & Trump Purge Promise

No reader of DL will be surprised to learn that the problem (according to the right-wing media) isn’t the illegal and treasonous activity of the Trump administration, but the real threats to the republic are the “low-life” civil servants who expose the illegal and treasonous activity of the Trump administration. They are the real bad guys. The bad hombres, Trump and the wing-nut media is going after. How successful Trump and his media will be in vilifying these people will depend entirely on how readily the objective (main stream? fake news?) media accepts that narrative.

Finally, the civil servants in question have no investigating authorities to leak information regarding the illegal activity of the Trump administration to. That is why they have gone to the media. That simple fact is completely lost on the Alt-Right media complex and lost on the legit news media for the most part.

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February 16, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on February 16, 2017 3 Comments
February 16, 2017 Open Thread

Vaughn, Delaware State Fair, Dogfish Head

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Carney’s entrepreneurial advisory group has no entrepreneurs

Filed in Delaware, National by on February 16, 2017 24 Comments
Carney’s entrepreneurial advisory group has no entrepreneurs

Governor John Carney’s entrepreneurial advisory group should have been called, John Carney’s advisory group for funneling money to the usual economic development suspects.

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Get over it – There will be no impeachment

Filed in National by on February 15, 2017 48 Comments
Get over it – There will be no impeachment

A friend who pays scant attention to politics asked me, “will there be a constitutional crisis?”

I was a little surprised by the question. Republicans control the executive branch and the legislative branch. Some interesting cases may be brought to the federal judiciary (which as of 8:30 am is still independent) but those are sideshows.

Our current AG is not going to investigate the President and the current Congress is not going to prosecute him. Period. But let me be even more cynical.

Will Trump’s deep connections with Russia affect the mid-term elections? No. Why would they? Voters knew about all of that prior to this most recent election and were not swayed. Democrats are still no closer to offering voters and AFFIRMATIVE case for why they should vote FOR some the Democratic Party’s version of government.

In the absence of some affirmative argument for why they should govern, Democrats will fail to make the headway in the upcoming midterms they need to change anything. So, it is Puppet Trump being operated out of Moscow for at least the next four years.

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February 15, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on February 15, 2017 24 Comments
February 15, 2017 Open Thread

Russian Spy Ship, Prison Review, Christina School District, Wilmington PD, Drugs, BoA

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Network Delaware’s First General Meeting – February 23rd 7:30pm

Filed in National by on February 14, 2017 4 Comments
Network Delaware’s First General Meeting – February 23rd 7:30pm

This is how you do it… Come to our first general meeting on February 23rd, at 7:30pm at 705 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Here all our teams will have specific actions we need your help on and you can sign up for (e.g. trainings, action projects, and volunteer opportunities) and we’ll also have […]

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Flynn Reaction From Within Alt-Right Media Bubble

Filed in National by on February 14, 2017 25 Comments
Flynn Reaction From Within Alt-Right Media Bubble

While the reality-based world has come to the conclusion that Flynn was working for Russia before, during, and after the inauguration of Donald Trump, Fox News has a different take. In the up is down world of American conservatism, this is not a case of a traitor being exposed, but an example of “the permanent […]

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February 14, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on February 14, 2017 15 Comments
February 14, 2017 Open Thread

Vaughn prison, Beach smoking ban, TransPerfect sale, New Castle County, Tattoos, Reebok, Violent Cop in Lewes, Carney Accountability Project

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Russian Agent, Flynn Out at WH

Filed in National by on February 13, 2017 33 Comments
Russian Agent, Flynn Out at WH

One of the Russian assets in Trumps inner circle has resigned. “Embattled White House national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, two sources tell CNN. [...] The move comes less than a month into the job, making him one of the shortest-serving senior presidential advisers in modern history.”

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Donald Trump’s Tweets As an Early 2000’s Emo Song

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on February 13, 2017 0 Comments

There’s gonna be a lot of stuff like this. From Super Deluxe:

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Just take a few minutes and watch this….

Filed in National by on February 13, 2017 7 Comments

A chilling, and completely unhinged performance. h/t Bluedelaware

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BREAKING: ‘Team’ Marino In Turmoil!

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on February 13, 2017 57 Comments

Less than two weeks before the SD 10 Special Election, John Marino’s campaign has lost both its campaign manager and volunteer coordinator.  Both quit the campaign, at least one of the two due to the extreme right-wing nature of Marino’s positions. Multiple sources have confirmed the departure of the two aides. Captain Obvious Says: “When […]

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John Carney Wants your thoughts on his imminent budget cuts & Carney Accountability Campaign (CAC) update

Filed in National by on February 13, 2017 4 Comments
John Carney Wants your thoughts on his imminent budget cuts & Carney Accountability Campaign (CAC) update

Carney has already said that raising taxes on the wealthiest corporations (that have hoarded all the economic gains of the past 25 years) is “off the table” so this listening tour is to get your thoughts on who Delaware should fuck over. Public Schools, teachers, parks, the incarcerated, the elderly, state employees, veterans? Show up at one of these and tell Carney who you think should be screwed.

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February 13, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on February 13, 2017 2 Comments
February 13, 2017 Open Thread

Lt. Steven Floyd, Albert Boscov, Wilmington police, Syrian refugee family, Delaware Route 1, Punkin Chunkin

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Dem Rep Says Rarely Invoked Law Could Make Trump Release Taxes

Filed in National by on February 12, 2017 3 Comments

Some calls and visits to our congressional delegation may be in order to urge them to support Pascrell’s efforts

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