Archive for December, 2007

Aude Lang Syne, DL-Style

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 31, 2007 8 Comments

Well, you’ve gone and squandered another perfectly good year (h/t click and clack). In Delaware, we have had our fair share of action, from political self-destruction to energy ground wars. I have to say that I enjoyed the hell out of it, and I hope you did too. Below the cut are the results of […]

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Huffington on Bhutto

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 31, 2007 0 Comments

I was checking out HuffPo this morning when I happened upon Arrianna Huffington’s post about the Benazir Bhutto that she knew.  I think it is a wonderful epitaph.

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Poll Change: Best Delaware Blog 2007

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 30, 2007 16 Comments

Sorry that I didn’t get to update the poll earlier, it has been a crazy day at work.  The poll has been updated and it will remain open until 6PM on Monday.  Vote.

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Nominations: Best Blog in Delaware 2007

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 28, 2007 24 Comments

This is straightforward enough.  Which blog was the best overall for the year?  Delaware Liberal?  FSP?  DWA?  How about Tommywonk or Kavips?  Make your nomination in the comments section and the voting will commence Saturday and conclude on Monday, when all results will be revealed.

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Emperors and Pirates

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 28, 2007 5 Comments

Crackin’ me up.

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Nominations: Biggest Delaware Policy Screwup of 2007

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 27, 2007 36 Comments

This is where you can nominate the biggets policy screw-up of 2007.  Here’s some suggested topics: Not providing conduit funding to DMA Delaware Psychiatric Center Mismanagement City of Wilmington Eminent Domain Abuse Tom Carper Propping up George Bush Nominations will remain open in the comments section through 3PM Friday.  Voting then begins in earnest.

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What does Bhutto’s Assassination Portend?

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 27, 2007 27 Comments

Today, Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in Pakistan.  She had returned to participate in power transition from Gen. Musharraf.  There is, as usual, a debate about who might have been behind the attack.  Was it Musharraf?  Al Qeada?  Who knows, and given the state of “democracy” in Pakistan, we may never know. Bhutto wasn’t exactly a […]

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Ouch, Hillary just got bitch slapped

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 27, 2007 4 Comments

This is going to leave a mark!   In seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, Mrs. Clinton lays claim to two traits nearly every day: strength and experience. But as the junior senator from New York, she has few significant legislative accomplishments to her name. She has cast herself, instead, as a first lady like no other: […]

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2007: The year of the Scandal

Filed in National by on December 26, 2007 10 Comments

I have to say that I’m impressed with little Delaware’s ability to field such a well-rounded list of scandals this year. Let’s have a closer look, shall we? Bill Oberle/Blue Hen Promotions Scandal elected official uses his position to get some money to a family member. Shocking!..I mean ZZZzzzzz…No sex, no drugs…I give this a […]

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Best Delaware Blog Post of 2007

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 26, 2007 14 Comments

This is the second poll question leading up to the new year.  What was the best Delaware blog post of 2007?  I’ll leave the actual criteria to the reader, but some of the posts that come to mind are Dave Burris calling it quits on Atkins, Donviti’s Veterans Day post, Jason’s Young Republican’s Silent Auction […]

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Josh Marshall Prepares for the Golden Dukes awards

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 25, 2007 16 Comments

I think I will follow this up with a poll for “Best Delaware Political Scandal.”  I will accept nominations in the comments section.  Here’s a few to get you started: John Atkins self-destruction Mike Protack’s Router The Lowfink Escheat Scandal Get your nominations in.  Nominations will be closed at 3 PM on the 26th.  I […]

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Merry Christmas

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 25, 2007 11 Comments

Yes, this is a political blog that specializes in liberal politics. Yes, many of our readers view Christmas in a more secular way than perhaps at FSP. Spend time with your family. Call a friend that you haven’t spoken to in years. Do something selfless. Whatever you do, remember that it really is better to […]

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A Bit of YouTube Christmas Magic

Filed in National by on December 24, 2007 2 Comments

A youtube commenter writes: im from elkton md.. living in germany right now… and seen this house on german tv….kool

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I have escaped a Republican house of torture

Filed in National by on December 24, 2007 5 Comments

I’m not sure where to begin.  The family and I were welcomed into the den of lions.  The fact that we escaped with the plastic bags on our heads and electrical cords hanging from our, our, it’s just too horrible to describe.  I was bribed with gifts and alcohol.  Mostly alcohol.  It’s too much to […]

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Breaking: News Journal to drop the word “News” from masthead

Filed in National by on December 24, 2007 3 Comments

The word “News” implies that the contents of the paper include something “new” or at least not old. Gannett has determined that it just doesn’t make sense for the paper to continue with that bit of fraudulence. Case in point: Jack Markell’s brilliant Tubby Raymond Ad aired three times during the cable broadcast of the […]

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Nominations Are Now Being Accepted for the “Best Candidate Blog of 2007″

Filed in National by on December 23, 2007 7 Comments

I’ll start. I nominate mattdenn.blogspot.com. Denn is a very funny natural writer. Although he is no doubt smart enough to “filter” on the fly, you still get the feeling that his blog strikes fear into his campaign staff. (See the current post for example. oh what I could do with that if I had no […]

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UPDATED: Mitt’s Dad did “march” with MLK

Filed in National by on December 23, 2007 7 Comments

…then the Angel Moroni came down and played lawn darts with him. Other things Mitt’s Dad did “Figuratively Speaking.” >Pitched a perfect game in the 1948 world series. >Resolved the Suez crisis 1949. >Climbed Mt Everest in 1951 without oxygen. >Rescued American hostages from Tehran in 1979. If you’d like (another) President who is willing […]

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Modern American Business Case Study

Filed in National by on December 23, 2007 1 Comment

1) Execs of electronics mega-chain Circuit City want to increase profits so they lay off expensive ($15.00 per hr) sales people and replace with cheap ($9.00 per hr) temps. 2) People stop buying from Circuit City because the temps don’t know squat about what they are selling. 3) Stock Price tanks and you know the […]

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Sanity Returns to Time Magazine

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 23, 2007 4 Comments

Two morons at TIME will be cleaning out their desks very soon.  Bill Kristol and Charles Krauthammer will not have their contracts renewed.  Kristol is one of the worst offenders in this entire Bush/neocon mess.  I am certain that this won’t be the last that we hear of them, but can I at least hope […]

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Howard Dean’s Revenge

Filed in National by on December 22, 2007 1 Comment

The blind squirrel that is Celia Cohen finds a nut. On a personal note, I find this story particularly gratifying because I first became aware of Cohen’s wretchedness as a reporter just after Senator Karen Peterson helped us open the Howard Dean campaign Headquarters in Newark. The opening was an event that Cohen demolished on […]

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The Big Difference Between DelawareLiberal and First State Politics

Filed in National by on December 22, 2007 13 Comments

I was speaking with someone the other day that suggested that DL and FSP are simply opposite sides of the same coin. Where DL is reflexively “moonbat” liberal FSP is reflexively “wingnut” conservative. While I guess I could see where they were coming from, I think there is a core differences between DL and FSP […]

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Open Source Letter to Bruce Ennis

Filed in National by on December 22, 2007 24 Comments

I’ve drafted a letter to Bruce Ennis, but I thought I’d leverage the power of the internet tubes and make it an “wiki” style document that you lot could add to or edit. In the interest of time (and full disclosure) I should note that I’ve already borrowed from Dana Garrett. Comment away. Bruce, As […]

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Do you like to laugh?

Filed in National by on December 22, 2007 4 Comments

Read this nutbag crap.

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Look at you now Joe Biden, Tom Carper & Worthless shit Castle. LOOK AT YOU NOW!!

Filed in National by on December 21, 2007 4 Comments

Please forgive the “Scarface” reference, but I couldn’t help it. When some douchbags think that they are smarter than 200 years of American economic history and can provide the banking industry with long languid blow jobs with impunity – it bring out the Tony Montana in me. Be Careful What You Wish For Nov. 8 […]

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Technically is this called pork?

Filed in National by on December 21, 2007 4 Comments

The NIH announced today that it will grant scientists a total of $115 million in taxpayer money over the next five years to decode the genomes of hundreds of microbes that live in or on the human body. Some of the bugs may be associated with BV, diarrhea, or perhaps even skin disorders like eczema. […]

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