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Open Thread For September 25, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 25, 2017 2 Comments

County Council Food Fight.  Life is too short to figure out who is right and who is wrong here. Sponsors Try To Bribe Collins And Murkowski To Pass Obamacare Destruction.  New bill coming today. I’ll say it again. The national Republican Party is a criminal enterprise. NFL Players Unite Against Trump. Seriously, doesn’t King Cheeto […]

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Carney Excoriated in NJ Letters – “Preposterous and Embarrassing”

Filed in National by on September 24, 2017 8 Comments
Carney Excoriated in NJ Letters – “Preposterous and Embarrassing”

REV got to the heart of the new economic board’s shameful secrecy in his letter to the News Journal.   This is no way for a Democracy to do business.

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Open Thread For September 24, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 24, 2017 4 Comments
Open Thread For September 24, 2017

Trump Targets Black Athletes With Minds Of Their Own.  Demands NFL owners fire players who kneel during National Anthem or face boycott. Does same for NBA stars. The man is certifiable and a certifiable racist. BTW, you know what sport is really dying? That bastion of white southern fans, NASCAR.  Oh, and Trump’s favorite. golf. […]

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Will Ken Simpler Finally Have The Courage to Stop Applauding? I seriously Doubt it

Filed in National by on September 24, 2017 3 Comments
Will Ken Simpler Finally Have The Courage to Stop Applauding?  I seriously Doubt it

I found this at Redstate.com of all places. The DEGOP reminds me of Solzhenitsyn’s cheaters in the back of the room. They don’t have the guts to stop applauding, but they exchange knowing “this is bullshit” glances as the applauding for the Dotard in Chief goes on and on. Those glances, I suppose, are their flimsy alibis when this really go south. Their threadbare arguments that they never really bought into Trump in the first place will hang on those thin reeds.

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More Black Women Are Realizing That the Democratic Party Is Full of Shit, New Poll Finds

Filed in National by on September 23, 2017 8 Comments
More Black Women Are Realizing That the Democratic Party Is Full of Shit, New Poll Finds

Not my headline, although I wish I wrote it. The Democratic Party has experienced an 11 percent drop in support from black women, that’s headline worthy. But it isn’t just black women. The country is waking up to the fact that the DLC-Clintonomics-Banks First-Democratic Party, is full of shit. How else can you explain people voting for dotard carnival barker, Donald J Trump?

Sadly this article strays into the reductive nonsense that frames any conflict within the Democratic Party as a conflict between “white working class” and the non-white – when in fact the factions are the John Carney, Tom Carper, Chris Coons, Clintonite 1%ers versus (literally) everyone else.

Nevertheless less, it is refreshing to see another interest group becoming aware off the fact that the Democratic Party isn’t safeguarding their interests.

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Open Thread For September 23, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 23, 2017 10 Comments

Secret Corporate Crony Capitalism  Commission Names Temporary Executive Director. The News-Journal has figured out what a scam this is: The Delaware Prosperity Partnership’s 18-member board – made up of elected officials and local business leaders – voted Wednesday to hire former Ashland Inc. executive John Riley as interim CEO during a closed-door meeting at Corporation […]

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Kowalko’s Open Letter to Markell

Filed in National by on September 22, 2017 10 Comments
Kowalko’s Open Letter to Markell

Dear Jack, I’ve just finished reading your N.Y. Times op-ed and I feel it’s my obligation to Delaware’s taxpayers to respond. I’d like to think that your most recent missive has merely added to my disappointment in you but I think I’ve already passed the minimum expectations level in regard to your performance and legacy. […]

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McCain’s No Vote Statement is Actually Pretty Good

Filed in National by on September 22, 2017 3 Comments
McCain’s No Vote Statement is Actually Pretty Good

He appears to be the one guy in the GOP who puts the best interest of the country ahead of the corrupt interest of the Republican Party.

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Open Thread For September 22, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 22, 2017 20 Comments

The Business Roundtable Is A Clusterbleep Even Before It Gets Started.  Let’s start with this quote: The board, for instance, will not be required to hold public meetings or publish minutes of its discussions. Financial disclosure documents that would reveal potential conflicts of interest also will not be released to the public. “I’m a big proponent of […]

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Open Thread For September 21, 2017

Filed in Featured, National by on September 21, 2017 8 Comments

Manafort Offered Insider Election Info To Russian Oligarch. Read that headline again. Trump’s campaign manager offered private election briefings to a Russian oligarch. Two weeks before the convention. For a price, of course. Speaking of which… Report: 32 Million To Lose Health Care Under Graham-Cassidy.  BTW, I’ll say it again. Lindsay Graham is perhaps the […]

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A Democratic Party Sick with Dread and Exhausted

Filed in National by on September 21, 2017 14 Comments
A Democratic Party Sick with Dread and Exhausted

Every morning we are greeted with more evidence that Trump is literally horrible. This morning we have more evidence that he is sticking with the Sean Hannity, cartoon version of the Iranian nuclear arms deal, and appears to be determined to undermine the agreement worked out between Russia, China, Britain, France, Germany and Iran. He is determined to go to war with somebody, and soon.

But what is perhaps worse is how there is no congressional opposition to this belligerent child-man in the White House. The Republicans appear ready to pass the latest “health care” monstrosity, and the Democrats are worse than useless.

There continues to be no coherent response from Democrats to the daily assaults on our Democratic norms. There is only meekly hopping that the Mueller investigation …finds “something.” Trump and his inner circle of cronies and outer circle of GOP sycophants must be thinking “So what if it does find something? Democrats will never force the issue.”

And they are right to think that the Democrats have no response. No leadership, no guiding principles and no sway over public opinion. The Democrats have cede their oppositional authority to late night comedians.

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Open Thread For September 20, 2017

Filed in Featured, National by on September 20, 2017 11 Comments

Trump To North Korea: ‘We Will Bury You’. At least he didn’t pound his tiny shoe on the big lectern. RNC Is Paying Trump’s Legal Bills. You didn’t expect a billionaire to pony up, did you? The Jimmy Kimmel Test.  Can Jimmy Kimmel kill this monstrosity? Let’s hope so. You gotta watch this. Cut ‘Wasteful’ […]

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Preamble to the United Nations Charter

Filed in National by on September 19, 2017 1 Comment
Preamble to the United Nations Charter

The illiterate, ignorant, reckless child in charge of America went the United Nations today to make a speech. Among other things he threatened to kill every human being in North Korea, in the interest of putting “America First.” It is a safe bet that he doesn’t know why the United Nations exists.

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Open Thread For September 19, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 19, 2017 15 Comments

Meet The New Health Care Bill. As Bad As The Other Health Care Bills.   How bad? This bad. They’re Rethugs. What did you expect? Kollege Kid Karma: Trump Dickwad Tried To Get Classmate Deported. Got his white supremacist ass thrown out of school instead.  Has a career path as a Rethug demagogue ahead of him. […]

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Open Thread For September 18, 2017

Filed in Featured, National by on September 18, 2017 1 Comment

White House Clusterbleep Over Documents.  How many documents are too many/not enough? NYTimes overhears lawyer blabbing at a DC steakhouse.  If you’re taking bets, remember that the original Ty Cobb was the dirtiest player in the game. BTW, what’s up with this?: The uncertainty has grown to the point that White House officials privately express […]

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Open Thread For September 17, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 17, 2017 4 Comments

NCC Needs Its Pipes Cleaned. Major sewer line at risk. An enema for the people. How Big Business Pushes Obesity In Developing Countries.  Door to door, in many cases. Processed foods uber alles. Saving Addicts: A Tale Of Two Ohio Cities. Whether you survive might just depend on which county you are in.  Yes, there’s […]

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Fuck it. Let’s Give Amazon Everything

Filed in National by on September 17, 2017 27 Comments
Fuck it.  Let’s Give Amazon Everything

We’ve all joked: A Senate seat, no taxes for 1,000 years, ability to shit out of open windows onto the street, etc. But, if we were seriously going for this, what would a successful package really look like? What does Amazon really want in a Corporate home? Being a tech giant constantly fighting for top […]

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Support Delaware United’s Medicaid Buy-In Program Petition

Filed in National by on September 16, 2017 15 Comments
Support Delaware United’s Medicaid Buy-In Program Petition

The time is coming where we have to make a choice: Is healthcare a human right, or is it a privilege. If we decide it is a human right, then we must make it so everyone is covered at an affordable rate, for both the consumer and the insurers. Will that include multiple changes in […]

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Open Thread For September 16, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 16, 2017 9 Comments

Officials: Amazon Is Delaware’s Powerball Lottery Ticket. With, IMHO, just about as much chance of cashing in.  BTW, it’s ‘too early to talk incentives': The company’s guidance to potential suitors specifically calls on cities and states to detail the types and amounts of incentives they can fork over — even if that means passing new […]

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Open Thread For September 15, 2017

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

‘Idiot’ Sessions Didn’t Resign.  Guess both Trump and Sessions consider Sessions to be a useful idiot. Is It Worth Rebuilding Flooded Communities?  Residents in Houston, the Florida Keys, and elsewhere considering best course going forward. Bernie Sanders On Single Payer.  Someone not living in the past. Benzene Levels Skyrocket After Harvey.  Stop the presses! Valero […]

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Open Thread For September 14, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 14, 2017 9 Comments

Bob Marshall Draws First Challenger.  Jordan Hines. Pretty impressive resume, although membership in the Monday Club is hardly a qualification.  Questions: What does he stand for? Where is he on minimum wage, death penalty (where Marshall, to put it charitably, has been wobbly), willingness to raise taxes to pay for vital programs, etc.? What is […]

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Hillary Clinton’s Attacks On Bernie Sanders Are Um, Untrue

Filed in Featured, National by on September 13, 2017 15 Comments

Let’s first figure out what she’s complaining about. As near as I can tell, and I’ve read a lot about her book, she claims that Trump would never have called her Crooked Hillary had Bernie not hammered her for accepting obscene fees to speak before her corporate overlords. She makes that claim w/o any supporting […]

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Open Thread For September 13, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 13, 2017 16 Comments

Sanders Will Introduce Universal Health Care Bill. 15 D’s On Board. Sanders leads, Hillary whines about him. BTW, I checked. Neither Carper nor Coons are among the 15. Vouchers, anybody? How about phone calls instead? I’ll start. Which reminds me.  Carper’s refusal to even consider single payer can be,  what are the words I’m looking […]

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Hillary Clinton’s Fake Ass Book

Filed in National by on September 13, 2017 36 Comments
Hillary Clinton’s Fake Ass Book

On the list of things I don’t need, Clinton’s cloying homage to herself it #1. Cancer is #2.

“I’ve tried to adjust. After hearing repeatedly that some people didn’t like my voice, I enlisted the help of a linguistic expert.”

If you don’t know what is wrong with that… what is REALLY wrong, at the heart of it, then you should not be involved in politics.

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Open Thread For September 12, 2017

Filed in Featured, National by on September 12, 2017 2 Comments

Report: Trump Lawyers Wanted Kushner Out.   Every time he talks to King Cheeto or anyone in the WH, he increases the potential legal liability for those he talked to. Rethugs Want To Criminalize Exposure Of Criminal Activity By Private Companies. Would it shock you if you learned that one of the companies is owned by […]

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