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Open Thread For August 20, 2017

Filed in Featured, National by on August 20, 2017 0 Comments

No Teflon For Macron. Could he become French toast? RIP Dick Gregory.  A man ahead of his time. A political activist who mattered. How Tech Companies Do Business With Hate Groups.  Their anti-hate policies are just words on paper. Or e-paper. A Judge Fighting The Opiate Crisis One Victim At A Time. Opiate Crisis Intervention […]

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Open Thread For August 19, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on August 19, 2017 4 Comments

By The Time Trump Gets To Phoenix…: A political rally in August after just what went down? Remember, he  thrives on chaos.  I fear this could get real ugly.  He wants those pictures on TV and in social media. Oh, and then there’s Joe Arpaio, who Trump just may pardon. Trump wants violence so he […]

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Barclays installed devices to track how often bankers are at their desks

Filed in National by on August 18, 2017 4 Comments
Barclays installed devices to track how often bankers are at their desks

GET BACK TO WORK BARCLAYS DRONES. (Barclays investment bank staff) in London recently discovered black boxes stuck to the underside of their desks in recent months, according to several Barclays employees who asked not to be identified speaking about their workplace. They turned out to be tracking devices called OccupEye, which use heat and motion […]

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Steve Bannon and Hillary Clinton Are Right About China

Filed in National by on August 18, 2017 5 Comments
Steve Bannon and Hillary Clinton Are Right About China

As much as I hate to agree with the loathsome fucking Nazi, Steve Bannon, he has a point on China.

(CNN)Embattled White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared in an interview published Wednesday that the US is at “economic war with China,” promised aggressive trade actions against Beijing and said he is “fighting” other top White House aides “every day.”

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Open Thread For August 18, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on August 18, 2017 6 Comments

Sen. Corker Diplomatically Says It: Trump Unfit to Be President.  Calls for ‘radical change’ at the White House. I stand by my prediction: Trump will not be President by December 31, 2017. A Double-Secret Vote Dealing With Karen Hartley-Nagle?  I can’t make this up.  NCC Council voted on something dealing with Karen Hartley-Nagle and perhaps […]

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Open Thread For August 17, 2017

Filed in Featured, National by on August 17, 2017 2 Comments

Trump Has Exploited Racial Issues Forever.  It’s who he is and it’s what he does. He followed in the footsteps of Old Man Trump. Steve Bannon Unplugged. Calls a progressive journalist and unburdens himself.  Might have unburdened himself of a job as well. Pretty amazing. NAACP Calls For Halt Of State Funds To Georgetown Historical […]

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“Old Man Trump”

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on August 16, 2017 2 Comments

I had no idea that Woody Guthrie had written a song about Trump’s racist father. But he did. Here are Woody’s lyrics: Old Man Trump Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Ryan Harvey I suppose that Old Man Trump knows just how much racial hate He stirred up in that bloodpot of human hearts When […]

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Open Thread For August 16, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on August 16, 2017 32 Comments

Trump Gives Major Boost To White Nationalists.  He just lit a powder keg.  Please, Republicans, remove this threat to our nation. Serial Grifters’ House Up For Sheriff Sale.  Yes we’re talking Charles and Velda Jones Potter. Baltimore Removes Confederate Monuments Overnight.  Celebratory crowd and police shared the moment. Rethugs Dismiss Hearings Requests For Hearings On […]

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Donald Trump Is An Existential Threat To The Country

Filed in National by on August 15, 2017 19 Comments

In an unbelievable press conference today, Trump doubled down on his ‘both sides do it’ screed, decried the removal of Confederate statues, and engaged in rhetoric that could only be construed as inciting violence. Watch this whole thing as it and he degenerates, if you can:

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Carn(e)y’s New Business Council Gives Company $474 K To Create…Maybe 20 Jobs

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on August 15, 2017 60 Comments

The founder has already had one big success. Which raises this question, among other questions, why the bleep does this company need taxpayer subsidies? The company in question is Prelude Therapeutics, and the founder had previous success with Incyte. If Cerron Cade is to believed, this is extortion money to keep the company from even thinking of […]

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Open Thread For August 15, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on August 15, 2017 0 Comments

Wilmington City Council Routinely Violates Open Meeting Requirements.   Cue sound: Manafort’s $850 Million Deal With Organized Crime Figure And Putin Crony.  Remember, Trump didn’t pull his name out of thin air.  They both were neck-deep in schemes with Russian oligarchs. DOJ Demands 1.3 Million IP Addresses From Websites Protesting Trump.  This isn’t America. Or, this […]

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“…many sides…”

Filed in National by on August 14, 2017 3 Comments
“…many sides…”

The Radical Right wants to kill people. The Radical Left wants everyone to have health insurance. Moderate Democrats say that they are equally bad for society.

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Delaware “Economic Development” Takes a Giant Leap Backwards

Filed in National by on August 14, 2017 11 Comments
Delaware “Economic Development” Takes a Giant Leap Backwards

Turning over tax money and decision making authority about who gets it, to the state’s “largest companies” and bunch of Chamber of Commerce cronies is a fiasco on its face. We will not need to study this failure ten years from now. We see this failure fully formed in its nascency.

…also Carney sucks at being Governor.

Delaware’s economic development efforts are about to undergo a major transformation.

Gov. John Carney signed a bill Monday that replaces the Delaware Economic Development Office with a public-private partnership partially run by some of the state’s largest companies.

“This is a starting point,” Carney said. “The hard work starts now and that’s working together in partnership … to market our state more aggressively and think out of the box about how to develop our entrepreneurial economy.”

What a load of crap. States that do “economic development” right are not trying to “race to the bottom” by “marketing (our tax breaks) more aggressively” in order to lure the worst, most mercenary companies to the state. They develop and help home town winners become regional winners and eventually national winners.

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Open Thread For August 14, 2017

Filed in Featured, National by on August 14, 2017 7 Comments

Trump Won’t Say It.  His pathetic spinners can’t get him to call white nationalist terrorism for what it is.  Because appealing to white nationalists is how he made his political bones. Birtherism, anybody? Why The Sinclair-FCC Lovefest Is Dangerous.  At best, at best, it’s Rupert Murdoch Part Deux. Canadians Pay More In Taxes, Get More […]

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Open Thread For August 13, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on August 13, 2017 9 Comments

Massive Embezzlement From DHSS Sparks Changes.  One little tidbit I took away from the story–the embezzlement of $1.3 mill wasnn’t revealed to the public until a year after the crime was discovered.  BTW, isn’t this something the State Auditor could/should have identified if he was merely doing his job? BTWBTW, nice convenient weekend news dump […]

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Wilmington DE, Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville

Filed in National by on August 13, 2017 2 Comments
Wilmington DE, Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville

Rockford Park, near tower Wilmington, DE 19806 When: Sunday, August 13, 6:00 PM We are standing in solidarity with Charlottesville. Join us. Several DE groups ( Indivisible, Women’s March Huddles, etc. ) will be meeting by the Rockford tower from 6-7pm on Sunday August 13, 2017. Please bring signs, candles, and a compassionate attitude to […]

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The Face of Terror in America

Filed in National by on August 12, 2017 18 Comments
The Face of Terror in America

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Trump Refuses To Call Out White Supremacists For Violence

Filed in Featured, National by on August 12, 2017 17 Comments

Not even after a car plows into a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va. Trump says the violence has been going on ‘on many sides’. Not today. Violence was the intent of the white nationalists and they accomplished their intent. Trump has never called out terrorism by white nationalists as terrorism.  Betcha he doesn’t now […]

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Open Thread For August 12, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on August 12, 2017 14 Comments

Karen Hartley-Nagle Accused Of Mistreating Staff.  This is what happens when we elect people who run to try to prove their self-worth rather than run to serve the public.  She’s just as bad as we thought. How Scott Pruitt Destroys The EPA’s Mission In Secret.  This is what Steve Bannon’s America looks like. Speaking Of […]

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Did Nicole Poore Double Her Own Salary At Jobs For Delaware Graduates?

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on August 11, 2017 18 Comments

That’s one of only two possibilities. Neither of which paints her stewardship of this worthless organization in a positive light. This rundown of JDG’s 501(c)(3) returns raises an obvious question.   Which one of these is not like the others?: $112,485 $112,030 $116,940 $111,700 $110,610 $202,635. (Cue music). OK, you’re probably saying, El Som, you’ve lost […]

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Open Thread For August 11, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on August 11, 2017 3 Comments

Trump As Victim.  If you ever want to understand the symbiotic relationship between King Cheeto and his most rabid supporters, you need to understand their shared victimization.  If you’ve read Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance, you’re aware of the self-proclaimed victimization of that  poor white core of his base. While it’s a sympathetic portrayal, Vance’s […]

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Open Thread For August 10, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on August 10, 2017 7 Comments

How Charter Schools Buy Political Support.  Pssst, legislators profiting off of charter schools is not, um, coincidental. Trump Actions Triggering Health Premium Increases.  Highest proposed premium increase?: Wilmington, Delaware.  You read that right. Trini: You have the hammer. Use it. It’s Not Affirmative Action That’s Depriving Asian Americans Of College Placements.  It’s privileged whites. Searching […]

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How America Went Haywire

Filed in National by on August 10, 2017 12 Comments
How America Went Haywire

If you didn’t take the time to read El Som’s link to “How america Went Haywire” by KURT ANDERSEN, maybe give it a look today. For most of the 20th century, national news media had felt obliged to pursue and present some rough approximation of the truth rather than to promote a truth, let alone […]

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Open Thread For August 9, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on August 9, 2017 20 Comments

Judge Wharton: “No E-Mails For YOU”:  Markell found a way around FOIA, judge who Markell appointed rules that shielding correspondence from the public is legal.  A lot of the Delaware Way in that decision. And then there’s Chip Flowers… North Carolina To Sue DuPont And Chemours.  Turns out that Wilmington DE is not the only […]

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Open Thread For August 8, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on August 8, 2017 20 Comments

The Long Transperfect Nightmare Could Be Over. Hey, at least they dropped some nice advertising bucks in Delaware. And likely into Colin Bonini’s campaign coffers. Climate Change Is Real. Will Trump Dismiss Comprehensive Report?  Fake science? No. Fake president? Yes. Must-Read: Trump’s Russia Deals, Annotated.  Trump’s out there playing the rubes, but facts are facts.  […]

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