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Ask DL: Where should liberals do their banking?

Filed in National by on January 23, 2017 0 Comments
Ask DL: Where should liberals do their banking?

This came in over the tip-line.

I live in the “currently” unhinged and Republican stronghold state of Texas but if the turnout for Saturday’s Women’s March is a barometer, hopefully we can change that sooner than later even with gerrymandering.

That said, I would like to move my deposited money from BOA, headquartered in one of the most politically regressive states in the country, at least in my opinion, to one that reflects Liberal values. If you have any information as to how anyone on your blog has searched for such a financial institution, would you kindly share?

Thanks for the consideration,

William in Austin

This is a question that comes up from time to time because I think we all recoil at the thought of propping up the very companies that are robbing America blind.

My gut reaction is to advise moving your money to a credit union. They are locally owned and not under the gun to make quarterly profit numbers. But there must be a bank that has a national ATMs network and isn’t straight up evil.

New Resources Bank is Bcorp certified, so that might be a contender. Similarly, Sunrise Bank out of St Paul Minnesoata is Bcorp approved.

Does anyone have any experiences with any of these? Any other recommendations.

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What have you done today to resist Trump?

Filed in National by on January 23, 2017 18 Comments
What have you done today to resist Trump?

If the answer to that question is “I’ve commented on blogs” that isn’t enough. You also need to Call Chris Coons and tell him to vote no on Tillerson for Sec of State.

WILMINGTON
Phone: (302) 573-6345

DOVER
Phone: (302)736-5601
Toll-Free (877) 668-3368

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Phone:(202) 224-5042

We need to keep constant pressure on Coons and Carper to resist Trump. They will fold and support Trump as soon as they think the coast is clear. This call script is from thesixtyfive.org, but you know how this works.

My goal for this post is 10 calls to Coons on this issue. Let me know in the comments if (when?) you called.

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Network Delaware Kick-Off

Filed in National by on January 23, 2017 1 Comment
Network Delaware Kick-Off

The election of Trump has given birth to untold scores of activists and countless new grassroots organizations.   Here is a good one – Network Delaware.  It is the legacy group of the Eugene Young campaign, so you know they are going to be kicking ass.  h/t Pandora at BlueDelaware.com.  Team Young and Delaware United are […]

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Vote for Stephanie Hansen (if you live in SD10) and work for her if you don’t live in SD10

Filed in National by on January 23, 2017 46 Comments
Vote for Stephanie Hansen (if you live in SD10) and work for her if you don’t live in SD10

There are more than ten reasons, but I’m pressed for time, so I’m going to deal with a couple pressing issues, and let you guys flesh out the top ten list in the comments section.

1. John Carney must be stopped.
Control of the state Senate is a serious issue. John Carney has already signaled on numerous occasions that he wants to Senate to flip so that he can push through his Chamber of Commence backed policies. Stephanie Hansen’s election doesn’t guarantee that Carney’s plans will be thwarted, but it will present Carney with a stumbling block.


2. Stephanie Hansen is by far the most progressive candidate in the race.
The Green Party of Delaware isn’t contesting this race, so there is nobody to vote for (or work for, or donate to) on Hensen’s left. She may not be your dream progressive, but the stakes are high in this election and arguing that there is no difference between Hansen and Marino is just as empty-headed as arguing that there is no difference between Trump and Clinton. And, yes. I am perfectly within my rights to vote for a less than perfect progressive without it conflicting with my liberal values.

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January 23, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on January 23, 2017 2 Comments
January 23, 2017 Open Thread

Thom LaBarbera, Historic Weldin House, UD’s STAR Tower, Women’s March, Smyrna School District, Chickens, Lewes Beach

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Jan 23, 2017 Delagram

Filed in Delaware by on January 23, 2017 0 Comments
Jan 23, 2017 Delagram

The Daily Instagram of Delaware

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Carper, Carney, Hall-Long and Purzycki Absent from Women’s March

Filed in Delaware by on January 22, 2017 33 Comments
Carper, Carney, Hall-Long and Purzycki Absent from Women’s March

The following Delaware Democratic Party leaders were absent from the Women’s March on Saturday: Tom Carper, John Carney, Bethany Hall-Long, and Mike Purzycki. I’m sure their Delaware Way base are extremely happy.

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How Democrats Created Betsy DeVos

Filed in Education, Featured, National by on January 22, 2017 6 Comments
How Democrats Created Betsy DeVos

While educators and politicians throughout the land are recoiling at the notion of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, Democrats created her. Or someone like her. The Democratic Party’s embrace of corporate education, corporate textbooks, corporate testing and corporate-sponsored ‘education reform’ is what led to this.

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January 22, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, National, Open Thread by on January 22, 2017 18 Comments
January 22, 2017 Open Thread

Women’s March, Delaware’s Black Aviators, Murder in Wilmington, Dover Mall, and The Onion writes a funny story …. finally

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Back From the Philly March

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on January 21, 2017 23 Comments
Back From the Philly March

Wow.  Just…wow.  We must have had at least 50,000 people there. My wife really wanted to go, and I was more than happy to tag along.  My wife and I got to Philly around 9 and to Logan Square around 9:15.  I’ve never seen so many clever signs.  Many of them employing the vulgarism that […]

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Occasional Words from the Resistance

Filed in National by on January 21, 2017 3 Comments

Cause I’m a man of the past

And I’m livin’ in the present…

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January 21, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on January 21, 2017 4 Comments
January 21, 2017 Open Thread

15th and 16th shootings in Wilmington, Death row inmate freed after acquittal, Delaware State News’ slideshow of welcoming Joe Biden, Unemployment in Delaware holds at 4.3%

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…have faith in our values, our history and our country. America, in all its greatness, its variousness, its customs and history is far, far greater than any President

Filed in National by on January 21, 2017 0 Comments

And yet here we have the opportunity to be America’s guardians and protectors at a unique moment, perhaps a moment of especial peril. Who would not embrace that challenge? We know the curse: may you live in interesting times. We are living in interesting times. Most of us would not have chosen it. But we have it. I think many of us look back at critical momentous moments in our history, the Civil War, World War II, the Civil Rights Movement and other comparable passages in the country’s history and think, what would I have done?

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John Carney is utterly ridiculous

Filed in National by on January 20, 2017 8 Comments
John Carney is utterly ridiculous

What could he have possibly heard in Trump’s angry speech to fill him with such hope? #absurd

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Clinton Democrats Need a Coming to Jesus Moment

Filed in National by on January 20, 2017 20 Comments
Clinton Democrats Need a Coming to Jesus Moment

Clinton Democrats want to let bygones be bygones. “Let’s forget about the bitter primaries when we told you to let the grown ups handle this,” they say.

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I hope Carper and Coons are glad they showed up to be insulted by the cartoon rich guy

Filed in National by on January 20, 2017 2 Comments
I hope Carper and Coons are glad they showed up to be insulted by the cartoon rich guy

I got nothing. I’ll probably be away for a while. Here is a link to what President Douche said. I haven’t read it but heard he took some time to piss on everyone in attendance. That seems fitting.

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Filed in National by on January 20, 2017 7 Comments
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The following are posts written by Delaware Liberal contributors reflecting on the Presidency of Barack Obama. Please feel free to add your thoughts about the last eight years and Obama as well.

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Coalition Formed Among Delaware Civil Rights Groups

Filed in Delaware by on January 20, 2017 5 Comments
Coalition Formed Among Delaware Civil Rights Groups

The formation of a new group called the Delaware Civil Rights Coalition was announced yesterday in Dover. Delaware Public Media says “about a dozen civil rights and religious groups in Delaware banded together on the eve of President-elect Trump’s inauguration to fight discrimination.”

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Cigarette Purchases Are a Reason for Legalizing Marijuana

Filed in Delaware by on January 20, 2017 3 Comments
Cigarette Purchases Are a Reason for Legalizing Marijuana

Updated with Cannabis Bureau of Delaware’s action yesterday.

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January 20, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on January 20, 2017 0 Comments
January 20, 2017 Open Thread

Tuskeegee Airman dead, flags at half-mast in Delaware, Carl Bonini, Dover, Georgetown’s African-American History

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SD10 Special Election Update

Filed in Delaware, National by on January 19, 2017 29 Comments
SD10 Special Election Update

Democrats:

What is Hansen all about? Is she another co-opted, corporate Dem, or does she have some progressive fire in the belly?

I’m holding off criticizing or praising until I see something from the campaign, which I will get to hear from on Saturday the 28th:

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Thurs., Jan. 19, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on January 19, 2017 0 Comments

The first set of John Carney’s nominees sailed through the Senate yesterday. Republicans could not contain themselves from raining effusive praise on these nominations.  And why should they? It’s basically the same set of characters with whom they did business during the Markell years.  Which, at first glance, is what the Carney Administration appears hell-bent […]

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Carney Pushing Public-Private Partnerships, But What Are PPPs Really?

Filed in Delaware by on January 19, 2017 14 Comments
Carney Pushing Public-Private Partnerships, But What Are PPPs Really?

PPPs are not a way to provide jobs, it is really a way that conservatives have found to privatize different government functions

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Carney’s appalling lack of leadership and vision laid bare

Filed in Delaware by on January 19, 2017 8 Comments
Carney’s appalling lack of leadership and vision laid bare

This post, by Cassandra at Bluedelaware.com really nails Carney’s utter lack of vision and leadership by catching his most appalling moments from a meeting with Eastern Sussex Democratic Club (which is admirably trying to nudge Carney into a position that looks something (anything) like leadership.)

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Playing It Safe on the Road Well Traveled

Filed in Delaware by on January 19, 2017 2 Comments
Playing It Safe on the Road Well Traveled

We all knew how it was going to play out — this is Delaware after all. Our politicians are raised to find the center path all the time, thinking bi-partisanship is king. But the king is dead, the king has been dead a long time.

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