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Dirtbag Dan Short Whines About Carney’s “Knee-Jerk” Reaction

Filed in National by on February 23, 2018 4 Comments
Dirtbag Dan Short Whines About Carney’s “Knee-Jerk” Reaction

House Minority Leader Dan Short is the latest Delaware politician to pretend to care about the public while in thrall to the gun lobby. He criticized Gov. Carney’s call for banning assault weapons. “We had a federal ban on assault weapons between 1994 and 2004. It proved ineffective.” No it didn’t, shitbag. Look it up. […]

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Carney Runs to Catch Departing Train

Filed in National by on February 23, 2018 5 Comments

Here’s how obvious the changing momentum on guns is: Gov. John Carney heard the “All aboard!” call and is now running to catch the train. He issued a statement today — sorry, no news conference in a state with no TV outlets — calling for Delaware lawmakers to ban “assault-style” weapons. “In the coming weeks, […]

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Know Your Firearm Fondlers: State Sen. Anthony Delcollo

Filed in National by on February 23, 2018 8 Comments
Know Your Firearm Fondlers: State Sen. Anthony Delcollo

Of all the blood-soaked members of the General Assembly’s gun caucus, none is more odious that Anthony Delcollo, the little turd who defeated Patty Blevins for the 7th District Senate seat that runs from his native Marshallton in the south to Hercules Road in the north. He used a ton of gun money to do […]

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Trey Paradee Shows How It’s Done, Donates Gun Money to Shooting Victims

Filed in Delaware by on February 23, 2018 3 Comments

State Rep. Trey Paradee, who’s running for Brian Bushweller’s District 17 Senate seat, took a bold step this morning, as he announced here at Delaware Liberal: “Earlier this morning, I personally donated $500 to the Stoneman Douglas Victims Fund. The Committee To Elect Paradee gave an additional $500 to the Stoneman Douglas Victims Fund. I […]

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Open Thread Feb. 23: Nudists Forced to Run for Cover

Filed in Delaware, National, Open Thread by on February 23, 2018 12 Comments

Boy, was I fooled. For a while there I thought Delaware had entered the 21st century — not on time, mind you, but within the 5-to-10-year lag period it always takes Delaware to catch up with the rest of the East Coast. Then I read Kevin Ohlandt’s item at Exceptional Delaware about — gasp! — […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: Feb. 16-22, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on February 23, 2018 2 Comments

Man, what a week. 1. Rep. Bryon Short Retires. The Special Election that propelled Short into the General Assembly was a watershed event for the Democratic Party, especially for the Party in suburban New Castle County.  Let’s first recount what happened. Fresh off of his reelection victory in 2006, House Majority Leader Wayne Smith (Delaware’s […]

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Song Of The Day: Feb. 23, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on February 23, 2018 2 Comments

I know why Alby didn’t like yesterday’s selection.  He’s not a fan of any sort of country/rock hybrid.  He’s a fan of trad country. He’s a purist. As in, “Son, there’s only five country songs that’s ever been wrote.” This one, sung by the voice of God (if God was an ex-con), is definitely a descendant […]

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Bethany Hall Long Accepted NRA Blood Money – Yes, it is a big deal

Filed in National by on February 23, 2018 6 Comments
Bethany Hall Long Accepted NRA Blood Money – Yes, it is a big deal

Some commenters here have tried to say that it isn’t a big deal that Bethany Hall Long and other Democrats accepted NRA blood money.  To those commenters let me ask, would it be a big deal if Bethany Hall Long took a measly fifty bucks from the ANL (American Necrophilia League)?   Would it be […]

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Delaware Lawmakers With NRA and Gun Lobby Blood on Their Hands [Updated]

Filed in National by on February 22, 2018 93 Comments
Delaware Lawmakers With NRA and Gun Lobby Blood on Their Hands [Updated]

I can’t swear this list is comprehensive, but I checked out the Department of Elections web site for campaign contributions. Going back to 2015, these are the Delaware politicians who took money from the NRA Political Victory Fund. The Democrats are right there at the top: D Pete Schwartzkopf: $250, 4/23/15 D Bethany Hall-Long: $350, […]

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You’ve taken money from the NRA? Your political career is over.

Filed in National by on February 22, 2018 2 Comments
You’ve taken money from the NRA?  Your political career is over.

That’s my dream headline.   Help make it a reality by joining The Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence. Here is what they are up to right now: This year, we can: • Make it a crime in Delaware to sell, transfer, buy, receive or possess a trigger crank or bump-stock devices of the type that […]

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This Is What Flailing Looks Like [Updated]

Filed in National by on February 22, 2018 5 Comments

The NRA wants you to know that mass shootings are “ratings gold” for the media. I made this same point last week. I pointed it out to argue that attention to the shooters encourages people whose obsessions run in that direction, and that we should avoid turning the killers into celebrities. I fully support wall-to-wall […]

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Open Thread Feb. 22: Why Is Dumbbell Dave Lawson on the Joint Finance Committee?

Filed in Delaware, National by on February 22, 2018 8 Comments

Every day the Joint Finance Committee meets in Dover, the village of Marydel has to do without its idiot. The state’s Medicaid people told the JFC that this year’s budget is $754 million, down $6 million from last year, and Sen. Dave Lawson used the occasion to bitch that sick poor people “have no skin […]

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Billy Graham’s Heart Being Weighed by Anubis About Now

Filed in National by on February 22, 2018 15 Comments
Billy Graham’s Heart Being Weighed by Anubis About Now

Famous evangelist, Billy Graham’s is probably in the final leg of his arduous trip to paradise about now.

Having traveled in a solar bark, Graham has passed through the closer underworld, which is inhabited by serpents armed with long knives, fire-spitting dragons and reptiles with five ravenous heads. Upon arriving in the realm of the Duat (Land of the Gods), Graham had to pass through seven gates, reciting accurately a magic spell at each stop. No doubt successful, he then arrived at the Hall of Osiris, the place of judgement.

Here the gods of the dead will perform the “weighing of the heart” ceremony to judge whether the Graham’s earthly deeds were virtuous. The weighing of the heart is, or course, overseen by the jackal-headed god Anubis, and the judgement will be recorded by Thoth, the god of writing.

In the coming days Forty-two gods will listen to Graham’s confessions If he claims to be innocent of crimes against the divine and human social order. Graham’s heart will be placed on a scale, counterbalanced by a feather that represents Maat, the goddess of truth and justice. If the pastor to President’s heart is equal in weight to the feather, he will be justified and achieved immortality. If not, his heart will be devoured by the goddess Amemet.

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Song Of The Day: Feb. 22, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on February 22, 2018 6 Comments

Did I mention something yesterday about great country music coming out of west Texas?  If I could only choose one album to represent that spirit, it would be Joe Ely’s Honky Tonk Masquerade.  No wonder the Clash had him and his killer band open for them in England:

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Screw Your Courage to the Sticking-place and #DareToAct

Filed in National by on February 21, 2018 14 Comments
Screw Your Courage to the Sticking-place and #DareToAct

Everyone who has (rightfully) trashed Tom Caper in these pages for his corporation loving ways will soon be asked to make those sentiments tangible. Stay tuned for a DL fundraiser for Kerri Harris.

Dear Jason330,
American families face growing piles of debt as healthcare and education become increasingly unaffordable. All the while, the public institutions that support our neighborhoods—schools, libraries and community centers—are falling into disrepair.

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Stable Genius Plan for Schools: “A Lot of People That’d Be Armed”

Filed in National by on February 21, 2018 3 Comments

A surefire field sign for Doofus Americanus is his propensity to “solve” long-standing, complex problem with “ideas” that have been given about 5 minutes in the EZBake Oven of his intellect. If it’s a white man of limited intelligence, bingo! You’ve spotted the Orange-Crested Booby! “You’d have a lot of people that’d be armed, that’d […]

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Carney To Prospective Breast Cancer Patients: Drop Dead

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on February 21, 2018 5 Comments

OK, even I grant you that the headline is a bit alarmist. But not much.  John Carney has proposed parking the state mammography van.  Alleged savings: $277,000.  Because this brain-dead aparatchik can’t envision a scenario where Delaware’s wealthiest pay more in order to protect those who can’t afford mammograms. 1005 women, mostly black or Hispanic, […]

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The Gun Nuts Are Losing This Time, and They Know It

Filed in National by on February 21, 2018 17 Comments

The signs are all over the place, including the comments here at Delaware Liberal: The jig is up. The fields of public discourse have been spread with all the bullshit they will hold. Whenever the right-wingers get nervous they take it out on liberal blogs, the same way an ape feeling his position threatened will […]

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Will “soft on mass murder” have electoral legs?

Filed in National by on February 21, 2018 1 Comment
Will “soft on mass murder” have electoral legs?

Nothing demonstrates the GOP’s perfidy like its relationship with the NRA. A positive rating from the NRA should be every bit as poisonous as a positive rating from NABLA. Money from the NRA should be the kiss of death. There is a clear relationship that doesn’t leave the GOP with blood on its hands so […]

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Open Thread Feb. 21: Prying the Guns From Their Cold, Dead Souls

Filed in National by on February 21, 2018 15 Comments

There is nothing Republicans won’t defile in defense of their indefensible worldview. The RWNJ propaganda machine is in full meltdown mode over how articulate and passionate those Florida high school students have been about ending the mobius strip of thoughts and prayers, to the point that they are seriously claiming they are “crisis actors”. Think […]

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Song Of The Day: Feb. 21, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on February 21, 2018 5 Comments

One of the more unlikely concert pairings I ever saw. This guy opening for…Husker Du: Hey, they both were on Warner Brothers at the time..

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No Safe Seats for Republicans: Day 258 (Until Midterms)

Filed in National by on February 20, 2018 4 Comments
No Safe Seats for Republicans: Day 258 (Until Midterms)

Democrats continue cleaning up in specials. Democrat Linda Belcher was just pronounced the winner of the special election in Kentucky’s House District 49, a seat that Donald Trump carried by a 72-23 margin in 2016 and that went 66-33 for Mitt Romney in 2012. Her 68-32 victory represents a ridiculous 45-point improvement on Hillary Clinton’s […]

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Doping Olympic Curler Shows Something Is Wrong With Us

Filed in National by on February 20, 2018 8 Comments

I have managed to get through the Olympics without seeing any of it broadcast, but the constant flow of headlines at general-interest web sites makes a total news blackout impossible. That’s how I found out about the big doping scandal in that quintessential Winter Olympics sport, curling. Yes, a curler competing as an Athlete From […]

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Gene Truono Seeks R Senate Nod To Challenge Carper

Filed in Delaware, National by on February 20, 2018 14 Comments

Here’s his website: https://votetruono.com/ It’s not clear to me why he’s running.  He basically tries to out-Carper Carper.  To wit: “Early in his career, Gene saw firsthand how the burdensome regulations impacted the banking industry but did little to help the consumer.” Yep, just we need. Someone who wants to cut burdensome regulations on the […]

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More Guns = More Gun Deaths (Everything else is spin and bullshit)

Filed in National by on February 20, 2018 43 Comments
More Guns = More Gun Deaths   (Everything else is spin and bullshit)

Gun fetishists, 2nd Amendment enthusiasts, mass murder supporters have so many arguments. They are all bullshit. The United States has more guns and as a result we have more gun related deaths.  You don’t have to be a statistician to see the relationship.

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