Archive for July, 2008

Delaware’s Hottest Blogger is….

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Pandora!!!! Tomorrow we will have more substantive posts about tonight’s festivities, mostly because we are too drunk right now. But suffice to say that we raised $570 tonight for Tommywonk to fly out to Denver, and Ms. Pandora won the Delaware’s Hottest Blogger Competition running away…. Pandora $170.00 Liberal Geek $130.00 Donviti $65.00 Poor Donviti.   […]

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Open Thread: Calling All Carnies

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Anyone who felt strongly that John Carney would be a good governor could use the comments section to make their case.    

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Progressive Dems Endorsement Committee announces its endorsements for the Primary election

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The PDD Endorsement Committee announces its endorsements for the Primary election. Michael Katz – State Senate – 4th District John Mackenzie – State Senate – 6th District John Cartier – County Council – 8th District Tom Scherer – County Council – 12th District Previously announced endorsements for the Primary are: Jack Markell – Governor Jerry […]

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Tonight is the Night

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Tonight is the Night

I know that it is hard to forget, but I’ll remind you again.  Tonight at 7:30 is a special Drinking Liberally at Catherine Rooney’s.  We will be making fools out of ourselves for a good cause. $5 per vote will help elect Delaware’s Hottest Blogger and help send Tom Noyes to Denver for the DNCC.  […]

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Duuuuude???? dUde!? DUUUde?!

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Bandits steal $11,000 during Philly ‘Hippiefest’ and on a related note… “Theme night tribute to The Big Lebowski, white russians, and bowling.” Monday Aug 5th at the Blue Rocks game

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Funny Because It Is True

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Funny Because It Is True

I haven’t read doonesbury in a while, but this one caught my eye and made me giggle. (click to enlarge if you can’t read the text)

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awww how cute a former MBNA Exec and Delaware guy shilling for the Saudis

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Pretty sweet, when you stop to think he was working to make sure that a bribery scandal didn’t see the light of day. His children must be so proud of little Ol Louie. Bandar, a longtime close personal friend of the Bush family who is now national-security adviser to Saudi King Abdullah, was so worried […]

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Credit Where Credit is Due.

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I criticized the News Journal this morning for what I thought was a deceptive story and a deceptive presentation on the front page and on the website concerning Lee’s presence at the debate last night.   And Jason has criticized their reporting of Adgate as compared to Delaware State News’ coverage.   If we are going to criticize […]

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BREAKING: Del. Dems to Spend $11,000 more on Carney

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Drew Volturo of the Delaware State News, whose reporting on Adgate has been spectactular, has a story up today indicating that the Delaware Democratic Party is about to spend $11,000 more of our money to further divide the party.  Already facing criticism for spending thousands on a radio ad touting Lt. Gov. John C. Carney’s […]

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DTB shakes head as reads…

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I checked my calendar and is says it is 2008, I rubbed my eyes and looked again and it still says 2008. A Bush administration proposal aimed at protecting health-care workers who object to abortion, and to birth-control methods they consider tantamount to abortion, has escalated a bitter debate over the balance between religious freedom […]

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QOD/Unscientific Poll

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Will you be attending Drinking Liberally tonight at Catherine Rooney’s @7:30? Who will you cast your vote for Delaware’s Hottest Blogger?

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Alternate Reality (Updated x 2)

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Alternate Reality (Updated x 2)

Delaware is a funny state.   We don’t get live coverage of our gubernatorial debates like Pennsylvania and New Jersey do, so we have to trust what we read in the newspaper, unless we actually attend the event ourselves.   And our only major (if you can call it major) is the Wilmington News Journal. Last night, […]

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The DelawareLiberal Interview With Tom Noyes

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Tom Noyes won Delaware’s Best Blogger Award in 2007 by acclamation. He followed that up in 2008 by leveraging his blog TommyWonk to help get the Bluewater Wind deal done AND he has been chosen by the DNC to represent Delaware bloggers at the Democratic National Convention. I had the chance to sit down (via […]

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Yeah, He’s A Liar

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The Washington Post headline is not as strong as I might like, but it says what needs saying: McCain Charge Against Obama Lacks Evidence. For four days, Sen. John McCain and his allies have accused Sen. Barack Obama of snubbing wounded soldiers by canceling a visit to a military hospital because he could not take […]

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Program Note: Tommywonk, The Interview

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Journalist that I am, I interviewed Tom Noyes on his upcoming trip to Denver to cover the Democratic National Convention as Delaware’s blogger representative. We talked about his trip, blogging and whether or not Tom Carper sucks. Don’t miss it. The interview will appear here at 7:30 am.

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My Email to Ron Williams

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Ron, My readers are eager to know if you are stupid or devious? Or both? In your July 30th column you mentioned a “Democratic in-house poll of New Castle County and statewide candidates” that you first mentioned on July 27th, boasting, “I have the latest in-house Democratic Party poll that includes most of the statewide […]

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polling tip line

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People see polls all the time… Internal Republican polling shows the Carney-Markell undecideds in the 18-20% range. Only a gullible fool (or corrupt loser) like Ron Williams would go around draging his newspaper’s credibility through the mud by trying to pass off some half-assed garbage paid for by Tom Gordon as “in-house Democratic Party” polling.

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Right Wing Evangelicals Tell McCain Not to Go There

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They don’t want him to pick Romney as VP. According to the article: They say Mr. Romney lacks trust on issues such as outlawing abortion and opposing same-sex marriage and because he is a Mormon. Opposition is particularly powerful among those who supported former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in the Republican presidential primaries earlier this […]

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oh, my a gun lobby spy

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Mary McFate was a prominent gun control activist. Mary Lou Sapone was a freelance spy with an NRA connection. They are the same person. A Mother Jones investigation.   You really have to read this. I think we all have our opinions about the NRA, but after you read this I’d like to know how […]

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Let’s Arrest The Crooks Ourselves!

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Over at the Huffington Post there is an article about using citizens arrest to capture Karl Rove, Harriet Meirs or John Bolton. This is intriguing.  I wonder if we could turn the Delaware beaches into a bastion for apprehending criminals. And before any of you start saying that it is not within our rights to […]

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Ron Williams, Dupe or Fraud?

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When Ron Williams wrote, “I have the latest in-house Democratic Party poll…” it was either a flat out lie or he was played for a sucker by Vince D’Anna. As more water spills over Williams’ half-assed dam of lies, we know know that the poll was not recent as Williams suggests with his use of […]

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Checking Celia

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Celia Cohen is back from vacation with her latest rankings of Delaware’s races this fall.  I agree with her that Biden and Castle are nearly guaranteed to be reelected.   But let’s see what she has to say on the Governor’s race (Markell v. Carney v. Lee v. Protack): For the first time in a generation […]

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The Story Everyone is Missing

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On the Al Mascitti Show this morning, Vince D’Anna clarifies the results of his poll:  Carney 30.5 Markell 14.6 Undecided 55% That is the real story behind this poll.   After eight years of service as Lt. Governor, as the heir apparent of the Democratic Party, John Carney only garners 30.5% of Democrats, with over two thirds […]

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Bennigans files for Chapter 7

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At the risk of this becoming a food critique blog I have posted this.  But, I won’t comment on the horrible food they serve.  Nor will I mention the disgusting hamburgers that arrive to your table dripping with fat so thick the bun has turned into a nasty spunge like object that has been soaked in […]

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damned Canadians, can’t keep anything

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First they sell off Molson, they can barely hang onto the Stanley cup anymore, now even their ice is fleeing…

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