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Song Of The Day: Nov. 14, 2018

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Saturday, June 7, 2008 was an ungodly sweltering evening. The weather killed walk-up sales for Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, whose performance that night at the Arden Gild Hall was every bit as torrid as the weather. During this song late in the set, a fuse (or something) blew, and the audience sang the […]

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Open Thread For Nov. 13, 2018: Four No-Trump

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Lessee…no-shows a ceremony honoring the World War I dead? Check. And check out his excuse. No, not the rain. ‘Concern for Paris traffic.’ No-Shows Arlington Cemetery on Veterans’ Day? Check. Urges that Florida military ballots not be counted?  Check. Presides Over trainwreck On GI benefits? Check. Happy Veterans Day, Y’All. RIP Stan Lee. I don’t […]

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Song(s) Of The Day: Nov. 13, 2018

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I booked Bettye LaVette at the Arden Gild Hall back in 2005 when she made her comeback with ‘I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise’.  She’s become one of the greatest voices and song interpreters of our generation.  Here’s one that she performed at the Gild Hall (Lucinda Williams’ Joy) and one she performed at […]

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Votes, Schmotes

Filed in National by on November 12, 2018 19 Comments
Votes, Schmotes

On a FB thread, I recently asked a Trump supporter* “What would Trump have to do for you to change your mind about him? Is there anything that could make you say, Yeah..I was wrong about Trump.”

The Trump supporter couldn’t think of anything.

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Open Thread For Nov. 12, 2018: How Dry Trump Is

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Donald Trump did something that our soldiers didn’t do during World War I. Refused to go out in the rain. To honor their memory and the memory of all who who were part of the war that ended 100 years ago. The President Of The United States wouldn’t go out in the rain.  President Obama? […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 12, 2018

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‘Hey, El Som, how about doing a week of songs from artists you’ve booked at the Gild Hall?’ Wh-why, what a great idea!  Think I’ll start with vocalist supreme Cat Russell:

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Vote Analysis — Delaware Treasurer’s Race

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Vote Analysis — Delaware Treasurer’s Race

I’m just going to cut & pasting this whole thing including the first comment. You should probs comment over at BlueDE if you are inclined ot comment. BY CASSANDRAM NOVEMBER 10, 2018 COMMENTS 2   Courtesy of Nicholas Schrieber. I’m glad he included the 2014 race between Sean Barney and Ken Simpler for comparison. The […]

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Open Thread – Sunday Nov 11, 2018

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Open Thread – Sunday Nov 11, 2018

On this day in 1918, German leaders sign the armistice ending World War I, a conflict so terrible it was called “The War to End All Wars.” It was a day full of hope. But the allies bungled the ensuing peace, so another world war erupted a measly 20 years later. Now the day is set aside to honor veterans, of which we have a never ending supply thanks to continuous bungling. (…or there is there some devious logic to it? Hmmm…?)

Anyhoo – THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE, DONVITI! Enjoy your free oil change.

In other open thread goodness…

Here is a piece from Salon by Lucian Truscott IV (don’t thank him for his service).

I whole-heartedly agree with these points:

Over the years that I traveled to Southeast Missouri to go canoeing and fishing, the Democratic Party began its strategy of concentrating on the “battleground states.” You’d watch the political coverage, and it was all Florida and Ohio and Pennsylvania. Democrats went from contesting the whole country in elections to counting on holding the Northeast and West and what did they call it before it fell in 2016? Oh yeah, I remember. The “blue wall” in the “rust belt:” Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Read it all fellow bunglers.

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Things to look for in a 2020 Dem nominee for President (and VP)

Filed in National by on November 10, 2018 8 Comments

TPM’s Judis talks about things to look for in a Dem nominee in 2020. I’ll add what to look for in the VP selection below. The first thing to say is that with US presidential elections, which because of the primary system put a premium on skill as a campaigner, you really can’t tell until […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 10, 2018

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I’m hip–to David Frishberg:

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Our Shitty For-Profit Media Strikes Again

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Our Shitty For-Profit Media Strikes Again

The TV news wants all elections wrapped up by 9:30pm on election night. It is better TV. When it isn’t all wrapped up by 9:30pm it feels like fraud, especially among those primed to yell “FRAUD!” whenever a Republican loses. It’s a simple point. Democrats are concentrated in large urban counties. Almost everywhere in the […]

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Thank You For Your Service

Filed in National by on November 9, 2018 40 Comments
Thank You For Your Service

Don’t thank me for my service, go fuck yourself. I want that to be my new response and the one that everyone else uses. This weekend when I go to get my free haircut and that cute little 22-year-old that never does my eye brows is finishing up, I want her to be caught off […]

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Daily Thread For Nov. 9, 2018: Keystone Pipeline Springs Legal Leak

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Something tells me this will get people talking. Federal judge halts construction of Keystone pipeline. Why?: A federal judge late Thursday blocked construction of the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying the Trump administration “simply discarded” the effect the project would have on climate change. Even by Trumpian standards, this Whitaker guy is a, what’s […]

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