Archive for March, 2008

More News Journal Deathwatch News

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This Johnathan Alterman peice in the New Yorker (h/t atrios) really captures the full story of the News Journal’s demise. Speaking of Delaware’s paper of record, has anyone seen what an eff’ed up mess the “improved” New Journal Web site is? It looks like it was designed by someone who has never actually seen a […]

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Clarification: On Being Prepared To Fight

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I think the public record tells you everything you need to know about Harris McDowell, Tony DeLuca, and Charlie Copeland. What the public record can’t tell us is what the outcome of this hijacked HB6 process is going to be.  I mean, who knows?  Tony DeLuca might remember his union brothers and all the jobs […]

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Progressive Democrats for Delaware Prepare For Lawsuit to Advance Offshore Wind

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Dover, DE, March 31, 2008 — In an effort to ensure that Delaware’s proposed offshore wind power project, which was recommended by the Public Service Commission back in December, is not derailed and ultimately killed by backroom deal making, Progressive Democrats for Delaware announces the formation of a Litigation Advisory Committee to plan for future […]

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People Love me! People really, really, really love me!

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Bush booed loudly while throwing out first pitch in Nationals home opener.» President Bush delivered the first pitch tonight at the new Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. to a resounding chorus of boos. After being announced, Bush was showered by boos as he strode to the mound. Even after Bush delivered the pitch, the jeering […]

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Trickle down economics works

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I had to turn off ABC’s Extremely sad Home Make Over last night.  It makes me angry to think that in this state, in this city which I work, people are that destitute.  A 70 year old woman sleeps downstairs with plastic sheets hanging over hallways to keep the cold out.  Sad, pathetic and all […]

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Here is A Democrat I Will Not be Voting For

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Democratic Insurance Commissioner candidate Gene Reed, Jr. Gene Reed is the bought and paid for property of Regulatory Insurance Services, Inc. (RIS); a corporation that “has made millions from auditing Delaware insurance companies for the Department of Insurance.” This is pretty much slam dunk blogging by Mike Mathews. Just look at all those $1,200 donations […]

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Housing Crisis Claims First Political Victim

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HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson is expected to resign today.  Apparently, his poor relationship with Democrats was standing in the way of progress.  He had also been involved in some shady politics involving a developer friend of his in Philly. He is expected to announce his resignation at a press conference later today.

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UPDATED: Don’t forget to Watch ABC

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Extreme Home Makeover the Wilmington Edition is on tonight was just on. Nice family. Very deserving of their good fortune. Cheers to you ABC. Most reality shows exploit people – at least this one the exploited people get something out of it.   

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Charlie Copeland Has About 20 Hours To Run As Far Away From Harris McDowell As He Can

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I hate to be mysterious, but the time is not ripe. One thing I will say, Copeland has Jeremy Firestone and Will Kempton snowed. He does not have me snowed though.

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I would like to the first at Delaware liberal to take a step back from the HRC bashing

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Feel free to call this a “Dellib Watershed” Moment.  We here at Delaware lib have had a few of them.  When Delaware’s hottest blogger was added to the fray,  The Veterans Day Post, the 9/11 historic Post, live blogging on Feb 5th in Delaware.  We have had moments where the mold was broken. I however […]

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A Video worth watching again

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or this one too:

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Realtors Are Liars

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The ones pushing this “2.9% increase in home sales” story are anyway. As it turns out that is +2.9% February 08 vs. January 08. In fact, sales are down 1.9% February 08 vs. February 07. Who buys a house in January? Of course sales would go up Feb vs Jan.

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Nice Blue Water Wind Event

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The NJ notes that KHN was on hand but no Mike Castle. (Say…why doesn’t he get off his ass and do something?) Anyway, I didn’t get the memo. Link Correction: Castle has done something. In December of 2007 he said that wind power would be kinda cool and for Castle words speak much louder than […]

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Good Thing We Are Letting The Iraq War “just grind” on

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Iraq head slapper of the day: It appears that Prime Minister Nouri Maliki’s ultimatum to Shiite Muslim militiamen to surrender to the Iraqi government might not be working precisely as he had intended. When nobody had turned up by Friday, Maliki gave members of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada Sadr’s Mahdi Army militia 10 more days […]

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Obama Girl Mystery Solved

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I heard Al Mascitti talking about how strange it is that “Obama Girl” is popular. Well, at that point I had not seen the Obama Girl video. Having seen it, you don’t have to be Donviti to figure out why it is popular. That’s right. It is funny. The song kind of swings, and Oh…by […]

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Delaware Rap

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Delaware: Not recommended for kids.

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An Interview With a Revenge Voter

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A: Hello, and thank you for being interviewed about this. You’ve said that if Hillary Clinton wins the nomination that you’ll abstain from voting or vote for a third party candidate. Do you stand by that? B: Yes I stand by that. I might even vote for McCain, but I doubt it. One thing is […]

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Four Uncommitted Delaware Delegates

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Tom Noyes mentioned on the radio that Delaware has four uncommitted delegates. I think those four going for Obama would be newsworthy. I’m not sure how the process works, so this is an honest question: Does anyone think that it is time to write some polite letters to these folks reminding them that Delaware resoundingly […]

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Live Blogging “Money & Politics Delaware”

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First half Dace with his Greg Sommerville in the first half hour talking stock markets. “Markets will be down 10% for the year.” So this guy predicted that stock would go down and Dace is treating him like an oracle. “We need a 20% drop…a real purge to set the bottom of the market. The […]

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Love Song

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Goodmorning starshine! The earth says hello.

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News Journal Death Watch News

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Gannett Posts Lower Revenue Results For January 2/28/2008 9:17:31 AM Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI) said Thursday that its total pro forma operating revenues for January declined 7.5% to $575.4 million from last year’s $622.0 million. Pro forma newspaper advertising revenues fell 9.2% to $371.4 million from $409.03 million in the year-ago period. In the idex […]

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TommyWonk, Shirley Vandever on with Dace Saturday Morning on WILM

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The WILM stream works so you can listen outside of Wilmington. Tom and Shirley Vandever of Delaware Curmudgeon will be joining Dace Blaskovitz tomorrow on his Money and Politics show on WILM, 1450 on your AM dial. The show runs from every Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00. We’ll be on at about 10:30 to give […]

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Deep Thought

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Hillary Clinton’s unwillingness to get out of the race is just like George Bush’s unwillingess to get out of Iraq.

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And She Wants To Be McCain’s VP

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…uhhhm ………… NO! Rice Concedes She Didn’t Think Iraq ‘Would Be This Tough,’ Blames Iraqis For Continued Violence» Speaking to a group of journalists yesterday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice admitted that she didn’t think the war in Iraq would be as “this tough“: Looking back on the last five years and the war in […]

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Is John Up To Something?

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Is John Up To Something?

  Dear Friend, As you may know, next Friday, April 4, Christiana Care, The News Journal and AstraZeneca are sponsoring a Gubernatorial debate on health care. The debate will take place at the John H. Ammon Medical Education Center on the Christiana Hospital Campus at 10 am (doors open at 9 am). Admission is free, […]

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