Archive for March, 2007

Former Advisor Abandons the Chimp

Filed in National by on March 31, 2007 7 Comments

In the mode of Lee Atwater coming around at the end of his life, a former Bush aide has done an interview in which he admits to having no faith in Bush any more. Matthew Dowd is a Dem turned Bush-campaign-strategist turned Bush-admin-hater. He still like W. personally, but hates where he is politically and […]

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The Dr. Nick Interview with Matt Denn

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 31, 2007 20 Comments

Editors Note: I view Matt Denn’s tenure as Delaware’s Insurance Commissioner as a refreshing return to the kind of old school Democratic values that seem to have been lost by a generation of Democratic politicians. He has long been a favorite of Delaware liberal and has recently cemented his reputation around here by consenting to […]

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“I have no recollection of that…”

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 30, 2007 5 Comments

Your government at work helping the GOP win hearts and minds.

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Around the Horn Friday: Tearful Apology Edition

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 30, 2007 17 Comments

I must start this “Around the Horn” with the last time that I will rave about the bravery of Dave Burris over at First State Politics. I don’t care what anyone says, I credit Dave with talking John Adkins into resigning. He has my eternal respect. Now where have you been Brutha? Dave promises to […]

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Win a Quick $100 by Striking Back at George Bush and Michael Castle !!!

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 29, 2007 14 Comments
Win a Quick $100 by Striking Back at George Bush and Michael Castle !!!

An anonymous benefactor is offering a $100 prize to the best anti-Mike Castle/pro-Executive Branch accountability ad created and posted to YouTube between now and April 30th. Inspired by this Dr. Nick post an anonymous benefactor has stepped forward to fund a $100 prize to be awarded to the most creative and effective YouTube ad highlighting […]

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Unfathomable irony

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Unfathomable irony

That is Atkins standing behind Spence promising to keep the “worst” drunk off the street. h/t an eagle eyed reader.

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Wonky Wednesday: Don’t Forget Drinking Liberally

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 28, 2007 7 Comments

For those who like their politics up close and personal, this month’s edition of Drinking Liberally takes place tomorrow night, Thursday, March 29 at Iron Hill Brewery, 710 South Madison Street on Wilmington’s waterfront. I’ve met a number of my fellow bloggers at these gatherings, and found them as engaging in person as they are […]

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“Randy” from Dover Delaware calls QVC

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There is a big difference between Democrats and Republicans

Filed in National by on March 27, 2007 21 Comments

Joe Biden: Voted to support our troops with a $124 billion, and to withdraw U.S. combat troops from Iraq within 120 days and complete that pullout by next March turning responsibility for Iraq over to Iraqis where it belongs. Tom Carper: Voted to support our troops with a $124 billion, and to withdraw U.S. combat […]

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What I got for my birthday…

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 27, 2007 23 Comments

I have to admit that I have a mix of emotions today with Atkins’ resignation.  I am sad that it came to this.  I am sorry for Adkins’ family.  I sincerely hope John gets the help that it sounds like he needs.  On the other hand, I am ecstatic that the system worked.  I am […]

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BREAKING: ATKINS QUITS

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 27, 2007 7 Comments

WDEL reporting now that John Atkins is stepping down. (2:23 pm) It is official (2:42pm). A special election will be held in the 41st RD no later than May 7th.

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Spence on Drunk Driving

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Spence on Drunk Driving

Spence only has a problem with the “worst” drunk drivers.

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The First Anti-Mike Castle/Pro-Executive Branch Accountability Ad of the Season

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OMINOUS ANNOUNCER WITH DEEP, RASPY VOICE: Republican politician Michael Castle voted against a bill to provide our troops with vital funding. (HR1591 Link) Shockingly, Republican politician Michael Castle sided with George Bush and voted to send troops back into battle without being fully-trained, fully-equipped and battle-ready. The funding that Republican politician, Michael Castle voted against […]

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Another Indicted Republican…Or Something Else?

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 26, 2007 7 Comments

An avid reader contributed this story: Remember David Stockman, Reagan’s Director of OMB? He is under indictment for securities fraud, for allegedly talking up his auto-parts company and misrepresenting its financial position just before it went bankrupt. Is this indictment an example of strict policing of the securities markets? or is it revenge best eaten […]

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Did Castle/Bush use the GSA to illegally promote the GOP?

Filed in National by on March 26, 2007 6 Comments

UPDATE: Here is the FOIA request I just sent to the GSA: General Services Administration Sharon V. Lighton FOIA Officer Information Management and Administrative Policy Division Room 1800 F Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20405 e-mail address: gsa.foia@gsa.gov Re: Freedom of Information Act Request Dear Ms. Lighton: This is a request under the Freedom of Information […]

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Courage

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Since I started keeping closer track of politics in 2004, I’ve heard people talk about courage but I’ve never really seen any. Until now. On the national front we have lived through a period so devoid of political courage that we have to face the fact that America is not the country we grew up […]

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Big Time Kudos to Dave Burris at FSP

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 25, 2007 4 Comments

Please click on this link and read Dave Burris’ letter to the Republican Caucus in the House.  I have a great deal of respect for Dave, and this enhances that respect.  He calls the Republicans to account for John Atkins’ behavior and stands up for what he believes.  I have offered Dave a seat at […]

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Mike Castle picks Bush over Delaware

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Michael Castle’s vote against the troops proves once and for all that his loyalty is to Bush and not the people who elected him. Of the 62 Republicans in marginal districts who voted to endorse Bush’s continuing mismanagement of the war – Castle’s vote was the loudest “Fuck YOU!!!” to any constituents in the country. […]

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The Illegal Immigrants that WILL Destroy our Economy

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 24, 2007 0 Comments

There has been a great deal of BS around keeping Mexicans, Guatemalans and assorted other people that are looking for a little work to send it home to their starving families.  We are spending huge amounts of cash to stem the tide.  But we are also cutting in some very significant ways. At ports around […]

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Listener Alert

Filed in National by on March 23, 2007 2 Comments

Stephen Breyer, of SCOTUS fame will appear on one of my favorite radio shows this weekend, Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me.  It looks to be a rollicking good time…if you happen to be a geeky, news hound, comedy fan, like me.  For NCCers, WHYY(90.9FM) has the show at 4PM on Saturday.  For those of you […]

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Atkins may be Expelled

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 23, 2007 10 Comments

The really good blogger, Celia Cohen, has a post up now detailing the terrible toll that the Adkins scandal is taking on the Reps on both sides of the aisle.  There doesn’t seem to be enough votes to support the censure resolution.  One of my sources told me that there are a lot of threats […]

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CRS Clamps Down on Report Distribution

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 23, 2007 1 Comment

The Congressional Research Service is a part of the legislative branch and is responsible for researching topics on behalf of Congress.  They produced the report that I posted last week about why various US Attorneys had been removed before their term expired.  They produce a lot of data like that.  It has only recently come […]

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House Passes a Binding Resolution on Iraq

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 23, 2007 9 Comments

For all of those people that have been yelping that the Dems have done nothing about the war, you may now sit down and shut up.  While it has very little chance to actually be enacted, we have done something.  We have put a stake in the ground to tell the American people that we […]

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It’s all in the Interpretation (or Why Liberalgeek Suddenly Disappeared)

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 23, 2007 5 Comments

I just read that some scientists have recently “proven” that mathematically, vampires can not exist.  Their theory is that since vampires feed on people and then turn them into vampires, the laws of mathematics would mean that essentially, we would all be vampires.  Basically, if Dick Cheney bit one person per month, the next month […]

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Around the Horn Friday: Bedtime for Gonzo Edition

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 23, 2007 21 Comments

It has been a week of sad anniversaries, political intrigue and Dick Cathcart giving John Atkins a safe ride home. In addition, I have cleaned up the blogroll a little, as promised. If anyone is unhappy with their placement, let me know. I am not tied to the classification of any of them, except Hube, […]

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