Archive for February, 2007

Calling All Wingnuts!

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 28, 2007 11 Comments

From the extensive network of sources that I have (1 so far) comes this nice tip: The Delaware GOP is calling for help in the special election to replace Wayne Smith. Our own FSP posted this plea on RedState.com: “What we need more than anything is boots for election day.” …um, well for boots, he […]

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Delaware is Worse than Mississippi When It Comes to “Entrepreneurial Activity”

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 28, 2007 30 Comments

Donviti has the scoop. While Delaware came in first in some bullshit categories, we drop the ball when it comes to supporting entrepreneurs.

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Libby Jury is Strange

Filed in National by on February 28, 2007 6 Comments

So I must admit that I have not spent as much time with minutia of the Libby trial. But I have heard some weird goings-on lately. First they all (save one) wore matching red shirts or something to the courthouse. Then yesterday I heard that they were wearing business attire on courtroom days since the […]

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Is this the End of H.B. 4?

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With the departure of Wayne Smith, the future of H.B. 4 is in doubt.  Wayne was essentially the ticket to re-voting on the bill.  He changed his vote to “no” with the intention of invoking a rule that allows anyone on the prevailing side to call a “do over” and ask for a re-vote in […]

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John Kowalko Paints his first elephant on the side of his P-41 Mustang

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 28, 2007 10 Comments

Wayne Smith shot down by Kowalko’s lobby reform bill.

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Government for Sale

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 27, 2007 3 Comments

Reading this made me feel like Tiny Tim with my nose pressed against the glass window of a bakery.

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Wingnuts still HATE Al Gore

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 27, 2007 10 Comments

If you want a quick little primer on how the Republican slime machine works, just take a peek at this First Shill Politics  post on Al Gore. pay careful attention to how First Shill Politics props up a common GOP straw man argument with one and, and knocks it down with the other.

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Tom Carper looking like a smacked ass on AMTRAK

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http://www.senatorsonatrain.com/

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Louis Farrakhan gives farewall speech

Filed in National by on February 27, 2007 15 Comments

I have to say, Black History Month has really gotten away from me.  A reminder came this morning when I heard a report about a speech billed by Louis Farrakhan as his last on NPR.  Love him or hate him, I’m somewhere in between, he is influential.  I know people that attended the Million Man […]

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Hotline TV on Mike Castle

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 26, 2007 5 Comments

[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hyjv71od5g]

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Open thread: What have they been right about?

Filed in National by on February 26, 2007 13 Comments

I thought I would just throw out this question and see where people went with it.  What has the Bush administration been right about?  Not the Liberators moniker, not energy policy, not tax policy, probably not even about the health of the economy (Alan Greenspan said this weekend that we could be in recession by […]

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Nice.

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Nice.

  Rep. Robert J. Valihura Jr. got $2,150 in contributions from Blue Cross lobbyists in 2006.

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If you resign can you be tried as a traitor?

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If you resign can you be tried as a traitor?

The British newspaper The Times has a report today that top US generals are prepared to quit the military if they are ordered to attack Iran. It could be that the Commander-in-Chief would have to hop on his mountain bike and lead the troops to victory in Iran, Napoleon-style.

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North Korea as yet Another Renouncement of the NeoCon Agenda

Filed in National by on February 24, 2007 0 Comments

So last week the Bushies lauded progress with North Korea.  This development, which is a policy shift for the U.S., basically goes back to similar terms of a deal reached by the Clinton Administration, which the N. Koreans cheated on.  This cheating was held up as a huge example of Clinton policy failure.  Then the […]

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Canadian FedEx Lady

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 24, 2007 0 Comments

There is a dumb two minute intro – but when he takes the mic, the poem is good.

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Vilsack quits the race

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 24, 2007 6 Comments

Looks like the first one to drop out of the 2008 race is Tom Vilsack.  The word on the street is that his first quarter fund raising was on pace for 1.3 Million.  This is about what Obama raised in one evening…  Hillary makes that much in interest each month. OK, let’s place bets on […]

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Delaware Executions Put on Hold

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Today all Delaware inmates on Death Row were granted class status and they will all progress through the court system as a class-action suit. Their complaint is that the method of lethal injection that the state uses is cruel and unusual punishment. I think this is good news. I’ll make no bones about it, this […]

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Has Denis McGlynn Already Shoved Sports Betting up Delaware’s Ass?

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 23, 2007 16 Comments
Has Denis McGlynn Already Shoved Sports Betting up Delaware’s Ass?

I thought I was going to play Dr. Watson to Liberalgeek’s Sherlock, but it seems I’m going to play Dustin Hoffman to his Robert Redford. Here it goes. It is easy to build a case that Denis McGlynn is behind an effort to promote sports betting in Delaware and in fact may have already sealed […]

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Thursday Tracking Poll Results

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 23, 2007 4 Comments

Wow! Dave Burris will be the next Congressman from Delaware. Sorry Mike Castle, but Dave is the Barak Obama of Delaware politics. Dave actually tied with “Other Republican” for the poll John Carney and Jack Markell tied for 3rd place, but combined they could not match the juggernaut that is Dave Burris. Congrats Congressman.

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Around the Horn Friday: Gave up Paul Smith for Lent edition

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 23, 2007 5 Comments

Hopefully Delaware Liberal is getting its mojo back. Like us or hate us, we are running strong. BIG shout-outs to Tommywonk and DoctorNick for their contibutions. I am feeling good about keeping this bandwagon rolling. The best news is that there’s only 1 year, 10 months and 27 days left of this corrupt administration. Although […]

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Delaware State University Marching Band

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 23, 2007 1 Comment

I don’t know much about marching bands, but I know what I like. “Love Saw It”

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Right on Schedule; Sports Betting in Delaware

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I mentioned yesterday in the comments that Delaware was one of the few states that actually was able to offer sports betting.  This AM I came across this link.  Looks like there are others starting to push for this.  Their timetable is much shorter that I had expected, however.  I am not a fan of […]

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Thursday Tracking Poll: Defeat Mike Castle Edition

Filed in National by on February 22, 2007 13 Comments

OK, Here is the weekly tracking poll. It ain’t scientific, fair or predictive of anything, but it sure is fun. Click on the link to vote. Who would you vote to be the Congressional Representative from Delaware if the election were held today? John Carney Jack Markell Dennis Spivack Other Democrat Mike Castle Dave Burris […]

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This story is going to go national

Filed in National by on February 21, 2007 3 Comments

I’ll put money on it. Man caught after pants fall around knees during foot chase

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George Bush Doesn’t Care About Old Ladies

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George Bush Doesn’t Care About Old Ladies

I did not know it, but there are assigned seats for ABC, NBC, CBS, etc. in the front row of the White House press room. The one seat not labelled with a news organization is the one Labelled “Helen Thomas.” Well, when the new press room is opened in a few months, Helen will have […]

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