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The speech I wish Pelosi had given

Filed in National by on March 24, 2017 4 Comments

The President lost. Being a loser on something this big should be something he learns from. Losing is no fun, but he lost badly. Like any loser he needs to consider why he lost and try to think about how to not be such a loser who lost. Bottom line: Loser, lost. Loser.

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Sure to fail, Trumpcare vote pulled AGAIN

Filed in National by on March 24, 2017 19 Comments
Sure to fail, Trumpcare vote pulled AGAIN

CNN reports that tonight’s anticipated vote on Trumpcare has been pulled.

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White House lobbying to save Trumpcare broke the law

Filed in National by on March 24, 2017 2 Comments
White House lobbying to save Trumpcare broke the law

This is a White House that is too dumb and lazy to give a fuck about whether or not it is breaking laws. On Thursday morning, as the Trump administration frantically tried to save its deeply unpopular Affordable Care Act replacement bill, White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. tweeted out a message to […]

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Sign the Petition (& be ready to go if Coons and/or Carper bust the filibuster)

Filed in National by on March 24, 2017 2 Comments

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Time to prep for loud and direct protest of Coons and Carper gutlessness

Filed in National by on March 24, 2017 5 Comments
Time to prep for loud and direct protest of Coons and Carper gutlessness

Today DL contributors will visit the Wilmington office of Senator Chris Coons and hand deliver the letter below. It will be signed by members of the DL direct protest subgroup.

I’m sure we will all be keeping a close eye on Mr Coons’ actions over the next few weeks. If he and Carper lose their nerve (as some reporting suggests they are considering) we must act.

The political action group Network Delaware has stood up a strategic nonviolent organizing committee. Please comment below if you will be willing to take part in some protest action against Coons and/or Carper if they vote for the Gorsuch nomination to progress to the full Senate. – Thanks

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Ask Jason330 and Donviti

Filed in National by on March 24, 2017 3 Comments
Ask Jason330 and Donviti

We are going to add 10 minutes and a new segment to the podcast. An advice segment in which we answer the pressing questions you can’t ask your spouse or clergy member and solve your unsolvable problems. For example…

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Carney Channels Trump’s Mick Mulvaney

Filed in Delaware by on March 24, 2017 12 Comments
Carney Channels Trump’s Mick Mulvaney

Delaware non-profits are on alert as Gov. Carney starts looking at cutting funds for domestic abuse victims. Carney might as well start talking about compassion for Greenville Democrats. Disgusting.

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March 24, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on March 24, 2017 1 Comment
March 24, 2017 Open Thread

Delaware OKs rare land swap of historic mill property; Target in Brandywine Hundred receives bomb threat; New data: Delaware dropout, graduation rates improve; PJM shares new Artificial Island transmission plan with state lawmakers; Woodside woman gets busted with drugs in Vaughn prison

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Governor “My Hands are Tied” Carney sticks with Markell’s Budget Rec’s

Filed in National by on March 23, 2017 8 Comments
Governor “My Hands are Tied” Carney sticks with Markell’s Budget Rec’s

He toured the state and had coffee klatch after coffee klatch, but (true to form) in the end, there was only one coffee klatch that mattered. Carney’s “shared sacrifice” budget largely parrots the budget fixes left to him by Jack Markell.

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Coons pursues a downright horrible deal in the name of “moderation”

Filed in National by on March 23, 2017 18 Comments
Coons pursues a downright horrible deal in the name of “moderation” Politco reports that your representative in the US Senate, Chris Coons, is in talks to cut the worst deal in the history of the Senate, by voting for Cloture on Gorsuch in exchange for a Republican “promise” to not eliminate the filibuster on a future Supreme court nomination.

The deal Democrats would be most likely to pursue, the sources said, would be to allow confirmation of Gorsuch in exchange for a commitment from Republicans not to kill the filibuster for a subsequent vacancy during President Donald Trump’s term.

How does Chris Coons still think that he is NOT dealing with bad actors? He seriously can’t be this guileless. That is only the beginning of how stupid Coons’ plan is, though. This deal is Coons trading something (a yes vote for Gorsuch) for nothing (a promise NOT to do something). It is idiotic on its face.

CALL NOW!
Coons Wilmington: 302-573-6345
Carper Wilmington: 302-573-6291

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It is times like this that I miss Mike Castle

Filed in National by on March 23, 2017 0 Comments
It is times like this that I miss Mike Castle

Long time readers will remember my ongoing love/hate feelings for Mike Castle. I hated Castle’s down the line GOP voting record, but I loved his crazy rationalizations for why a sincere “moderate” like him needed to cast all of those party line votes.

I’m certain that is Castle was still in the house, he’d be voting with the GOP leadership to pass the bloody abortion known as Trumpcare. Then we’d get the anguished rationalization about how pained he was by having to “vote for this deeply flawed” legislation. It was always as full of pathos, and as cloyingly predictable as a Joel Osteen sermon on why God wants us all to be rich fuckers.

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Thurs., March 23, 2017

Filed in Delaware by on March 23, 2017 13 Comments

“Shared Sacrifice”. Does that phrase sound familiar?  It is the phrase that Gov. Jack Markell used during the economic crisis of 2008 and beyond.  It meant that all Delawareans would have to share in the pain in order lift Delaware out of the economic recession. It is the exact same phrase that Gov. Carney has […]

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March 23, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on March 23, 2017 0 Comments
March 23, 2017 Open Thread

Delaware JobLink site hack puts 200,000 at risk; Delaware schools plan includes 5-star rating system; Delaware native, ex-Phillies manager Dallas Green dies at 82; Mother who lost son to addiction: trying to find help in Delaware was like ‘finding a rose in a snowstorm'; Local governments in Delaware could be prohibited from passing breed specific legislation against pit bulls

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Delaware Democrats Blow It (again)

Filed in National by on March 22, 2017 18 Comments
Delaware Democrats Blow It  (again)

When your political party is deeply unpopular because it stands for nothing, and has no coherent brand identity, (Thanks, Carper! Thanks, John Carney!) you are starting out any special election 100 yards behind the starting line, wearing a 40-pound weight vest. So it is not surprising that the Democratic Party’s lackluster party and brand building claimed another special election victim, as Hosfelt (R), trounced Kreiner (D) in a race for the Kent County Levy Court seat vacated by Bradley Eaby.

The 2nd District has 21,029 registered voters — 10,045 Democrats, 5,626 Republicans and 5,358 other. Delaware Dems turned out a pitiful 660 voters (7%) to the DEGOP’s 1,107 (20%). Even if you assume that ALL of Kent County District 2’s “Other” voters are stealth Republicans, the GOP still turned out 3% more voters than the Democrats.

This result raises an important question, what the fuck are Kent County Democrats doing? Seriously… what the holy fuck is going on when in these days of political unrest the County party can’t muster up more than 660 voters?

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BREAKING! Manafort Was Putin’s Proctologist

Filed in International, National by on March 22, 2017 6 Comments

No wonder Trump’s mouthpieces are trying to minimize the role of Trump’s former campaign chair: https://www.apnews.com/122ae0b5848345faa88108a03de40c5a/Manafort According to the AP, Manafort was directly working as a lobbyist on behalf of Vladimir Putin as far back as 2005, which directly contradicts administration assertions that no campaign official had any direct contact with Russia: President Donald Trump’s […]

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I’m Calling It: Trumpcare Going DOWWWNN!

Filed in National by on March 22, 2017 19 Comments

My self-imposed exile from the news shows having (temporarily?) ended, I watched a lot of coverage of the Trumpcare battle the last couple of days, and also read the reports in the papers. I can only reach one conclusion. If a vote is held on Thursday, Trumpcare is going down, and maybe going down YUGE. […]

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All Eyes on Carper and Coons

Filed in National by on March 22, 2017 13 Comments
All Eyes on Carper and Coons

It is very simple. If they vote to invoke cloture… to close the Senate debate on the nomination of Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, they are voting for the validation of this President and this Presidency. They are voting to validate the Republican strategy of stealing a Supreme Court nomination from President Obama. They are voting to legitimize and normalize the Russian intervention in our political system.

They are putting a black mark on their respective records. A black mark that they must never be allowed to live down.

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Weds., March 22, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on March 22, 2017 2 Comments

Quite the productive legislative day.  Perhaps the first one this year.  The House passed Rep. Bentz’ access to TANF bill with only one no vote: Sussex County’s Rich Collins.  Sean Matthews scored a two-fer with the passage of his bill to forestall dropping out of school (Briggs King and Yearick voted no, Spiegelman went not […]

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March 22, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on March 22, 2017 0 Comments
March 22, 2017 Open Thread

Christina and Sanctuary status, Red-light refund, Vaughn warden reassigned, New Castle County names its first African American police chief

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The Derp State Don’t Need No EPA

Filed in National by on March 21, 2017 2 Comments

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Tell Carper and Coons to vote NO! on Gorsuch cloture

Filed in National by on March 21, 2017 23 Comments
Tell Carper and Coons to vote NO! on Gorsuch cloture

This morning contributor R.E.V hand-delivered the following letter to the Wilmington office of Senator Carper. Later this week he plans to make a similar trip to Coons with other members of the DL subgroup formed to being the resistance to Senators Carper and Coons doorstep.

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General Assembly Pre-Game Show: Tues., March 21, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on March 21, 2017 2 Comments

16 tons of bullshit and whaddayaget? Another day older and $35.6 million deeper in debt.  The budget hole is up to $386 mill and counting.  Hey, I’ve got an idea.  Why not do a property tax revision on Delaware properties owned by those who do not officially reside in Delaware?  And, of course, propose two […]

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The Derp State

Filed in National by on March 21, 2017 22 Comments

I wondered what Draco Malfoy was doing yesterday asking Comey questions. Turns out that was Trey Gowdy being his regular Republican asshole self. Republicans like Gowdy are not elected to govern. they are elected to fuck shit up. Gowdy was doing his damnedest to fuck up those hearings yesterday. Muddy the waters. Give the wingnut press some molehills with which to build mountains of outrage among their empty headed subscribers and listeners. If you edited the Republican portions out of the hearings and listened to the Democratic and Republican sections separately, you’d never guess they were taking part in the same hearings…on the same day…on the same continent… during the same century.

When you think about it, Trump wasn’t elected to govern “The United States of America,” he was elected to fuck shit up in a country that only exists in the right-wing’s imagination. He is applying himself to that task with alacrity, and the results are splashing onto us here in reality. Steve Bannon, the most powerful man in Trump’s White House has a “disturbing history of bigotry, nihilism, and apocalyptic delusions” should not be allowed within 1,000 miles of power and yet, there he is. We are not Bannon’s fellow citizens. We are mere bystanders in the vicinity of the GOP’s mental breakdown trying to avoid random kicks and punches.

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Carney Assembles New Task Force for Coffee Klatches

Filed in National by on March 21, 2017 4 Comments
Carney Assembles New Task Force for Coffee Klatches

With the news that budget shortfall this year will be greater than anticipated, Carney assembled a new task on the implementation of new coffee klatches in hopes of spurring on economic development within coffee shops throughout Delaware. Carney spokesperson was overheard saying, “Well, we’re not going to raise taxes on Delaware’s richest, so we might […]

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March 21, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on March 21, 2017 0 Comments
March 21, 2017 Open Thread

Funeral assistance for firefighters, Man passes out at Mickey Ds for 3rd DUI, Delaware lawmakers look to encourage attendance, Denn sues Newark landlords over fraud claims, Kent County Levy Court commissioner election set for Tuesday

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