This week, I found myself, as I occasionally do, wandering Reno, Nevada. Reno is an odd little city, rank with the cigarette-infused sweat of benighted men and women gambling away their days, yet with development going on all over that is veering the town away from solely being Las Vegas’s trashy sister. It is a mongrel town, fitting for this mongrel age we are enduring.
At a giant warehouse filled with artists and craftspeople (“makers,” as we call them now), where metallurgists and carvers make giant sculptures meant for Burning Man, I met a young man in a wheelchair, almost quadriplegic – he had some small use of one hand, who painted portraits and landscapes with a brush affixed to a contraption he wore on his head, like a multi-hued unicorn’s horn. They were delicate, small pieces, slightly askew in perspective but precise enough to be stunningly accurate, even if you weren’t considering the artist and considering his technique.
This Un-American craziness speaks for itself. President Donald Trump on Friday proclaimed May 1 as ‘Loyalty Day’ as a way to “recognize and reaffirm our allegiance to the principles” upon which America was built and express pride in those ideals, according to a release of the proclamation from the White House. “The United States stands […]
Godwin, a great kid, was a thrill to watch for four years at Middletown. He graduated as one of the top wide receiver prospects in the country. During his senior season he caught 18 touchdown passes, ran for three touchdowns and returned four kicks for scores. Tampa Bay picked him in the 3rd round of […]
Back from its latest vacation, the General Assembly may, or may not, tackle the big issues before its next, and final break (Memorial Day) before the end of session. I HAVE to think that we will see some revenue-generating initiatives from the D’s being considered. I would love to see if the House, at least, could pass […]
A lot of talk about the old Dem circular firing squad forming up. Good times. Here is what professional DC Democrats and Clintonites, and frauds like John Carney still don’t get. No progressive (or “Bernie Bro” if you want to try and be disparaging) is going to be scolded back into the Democratic Party as […]
Delaware United breaks down the utter fraudulence of Carney’s claims that any “sacrifice” in his proposes budget is going to be “shared”. . Our Governor is proposing a budget that is a matter of, and I quote, “shared sacrifice.” He says that to deal with our $395 million state deficit, we all must sacrifice more […]
Correct me if I’m wrong, but it looks like Carson’s HB115 and 116 are entirely about bailing out a dying business that isn’t even in his district. Nobody (other than Carson, Ennis, Bushweller, Lawson, Bennett, Outten, Spiegelman and Yearick) wants to invest in retail right now. But they want to invest your tax money so […]
Another Shuttered Golf Course, More NIMBY. I’ve been around so long that I know both sides’ arguments by heart. Wilmington Riverfront Part Deux?: I’m pretty encouraged by this–as long as it doesn’t lead to further gentrification, which it could well do. Trump Stumps for Le Pen: I worry that he could be right. So Does […]
Bill-o Gone-o: An In-Depth Analysis from the Atlantic. BTW, kids, and think this through. Isn’t replacing Sean Spicer with Bill O’Reilly the ultimate Trumpian move? I think it’s gonna happen. Whaddayathink? Carney’s Marijuana Forum. Reading between the lines, I think Carney is doing this just for show. Prove me wrong, John. Exxon Seeks Waiver for […]
That’s a picture of a wall I did in my house with whitewashed reclaimed wood. It is part of a bigger project I’m calling “starting a reclaimed wood business”. Here is a link to the website. It is still pretty rough and about two weeks from going fully live. I’ve spent about $7,000 on this […]
Has Anybody Here Seen Our Mighty Armada? Has Anybody Here Seen the Federal Prosecutor…ANY Federal Prosecutor? Dover City Elections: These are great bench building blocks. Is the Kent County or State D Party Engaged? Shit Just Got Real. First DREAMer Deported. Illegally, It Seems. Ivanka Dines With Chinese. Gets Trademark Deal: Was the Emoluments Clause […]
Doesn’t get much scarier than this: They were traveling on Brackenville Road in Hockessin in their family car when the tree fell over and totaled the vehicle. Neither were seriously injured, but Zach Denn was taken to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children for treatment. Wilmington has its gun problem. Hockessin has its tree problem. BTW, earlier […]
DuPont Pays Lawyers Instead of Its Victims Prison Guards Call Out Sick: Doesn’t Carney have a Task Force working on this, or something? British PM Calls for Surprise Early Election: Don’t get too excited. Labour’s got nothing. Bruce Langhorne, Who Created Memorable Riffs on Dylan’s ‘Bringing It All Back Home’, Dies: Gotta admit I’d never […]
What a recipe for political success. Decide from the very beginning of your campaign that you will make no appeal to white voters. Then stick to your plan. That was just one of the disastrous mistakes made by the Clinton campaign. 2016 was just like 2008 all over again, except with a candidate 8 years […]
United Does It Again. Boots Newlyweds off Half-Full Plane Trump Seeks and Receives Industry Advice on Gutting Environmental and Labor Protections Delaware Nursing Homes Turn Backs on Medicaid Recipients More Blatant Trump Fox Guarding Henhouse Appointees Liar. Liar, Hair on Fire: Hair Forensic Analysis Not All That “Nobody’s Got to Use the Internet”.
It looks at least possible that the Governor is willing to consider marijuana legalization. Cynics might say that that’s b/c it’s just one more issue he hasn’t thought about. Even if that’s true, though, it means he could be persuaded. It’s better than the ‘over my dead body’ line in the sand drawn by Jack […]
DELDOT Suing DuPont, others, for bridge repair costs. Can’t ANYBODY at DNREC collect a fine from a serial polluter? Trump Fox Guarding Henhouse Part I Trump Fox Guarding Henhouse Part II Trump Fox Guarding Henhouse Part III Best. Gubernatorial. Veto. Ever.
Bob Tracy’s got a lot to prove. Possibly more than any large city in the country, Chicago’s police force has been singled out for excessive force, institutional racism, and corruption. From this NYTimes article: “C.P.D.’s own data gives validity to the widely held belief the police have no regard for the sanctity of life when […]
Chicago crime strategist named Wilmington police chief; Auditor: Delaware oversight of federal aid program weak; Judgment day: 3 girls to learn their fates in Howard High School bathroom assault; Sculptor of Wall Street’s bull wants Delaware artist’s ‘Fearless Girl’ moved
Whoa. We all had a pretty good idea that Markell’s ‘torch’ wanted to burn public education in Delaware to the ground. Here, in this New York Magazine blog, Delaware’s former Secretary of Education verifies what we thought. All of this in his own words: Imagine if the teachers’ union was a gatekeeper for quality teaching: […]
Traffic nightmare in Delaware could begin this weekend; Wilmington school death: Unforeseeable or planned attack?; New Castle County Council members clash with County Council President; Concord HS wins national engineering competition second year in a row; Osprey Cam
Suddenly announces he’s going on vacation. Claims he’d been planning a vacation long before the NYTimes story was published. However, New York Magazine claims that his fate is very much in doubt: Embattled Fox News host Bill O’Reilly announced tonight that he is taking a vacation. O’Reilly’s decision to go off the air in the midst […]
I mean, real promising. At least in early voting and absentee voting, the D is not only outperforming the registration figures by huge margins, he is doing well enough to win the district if the day of election vote totals do only about 2/3rds as well. I know it’s early, but the early results are […]