End of the Year Polling

Filed in Delaware by on December 29, 2008

Here it is, the Mother of all Polls.  Cast your vote for each of the categories.  Polling closes at noon on the 31st.

Polling is closed.  Thanks for participating.

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  1. RSmitty says:

    Biggest Delaware Policy Screwup of 2007?

    Er…
    Biggest Delaware Policy Screwup of 20072008?

  2. liberalgeek says:

    I have absolutely no idea what the

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    is. It is completely annoying, but must be a bug in the polling engine. We will have to live with it.

    Smitty – fixed.

  3. nemski says:

    Figured as much . . . but I figured I’d bust on you since that Knight wacko had got you going. ;-)

  4. Disbelief says:

    Again: the John Still internet fiasco w/ Madame X?

  5. Disbelief says:

    For some reason, the Edit button doesn’t work. Anyway, I can’t figure out why this issue isn’t a “_____ of the Year” nominee. This vicious little shit was at one point a heavyweight contender for Governor.

  6. RSmitty says:

    I have absolutely no idea what the

    n
    n

    is. It is completely annoying, but must be a bug in the polling engine. We will have to live with it.

    I was wondering if it was supposed to be a ‘newline’ character in programming, but HTML, not recognizing that format, gobbles up the end-tag indicator (‘/’) and prints the ‘n,’ as it thinks it should. Just a passing thought.

  7. liberalgeek says:

    Dis – coulda been scandal of the year, but the nomination was late.

  8. X Stryker says:

    Where can I view the comment nominees?

  9. kavips says:

    Wow, as one who lived through it, I thought this was a phenominal year, but when it is shown in black and white listed like this, it seems empty.

    Perhaps the nomination process was held when most people were preoccupied with other things? Holidays, travelling, etc….

    Some things from 2008 that I remember as exciting….

    The lynching of Arnette McRae by Charlie Copeland and Harris McDowell and the $30,000 Speck fee that has never been explained….

    Delmarva Power’s flip-flop from saying wind power was an untried and risky entity, over to signing a landbased windpower deal (which “still” has not been approved by Maryland’s equivalent of their Dept. of Interior) in order to outflank the off shore windpower advocacy with a fait accompli.

    Atkins flipflop from Republican outcast to incoming freshman representative… (without the cardboard Bush cutout)… despite tearful appeals by the mother of the girl who was babysitting on “that” night…

    The revolution that occurred on Sept. 4th with a Democrat beating his own party’s candidate using his own party’s funds against him….

    The complete destruction of any credibility the Republican Party of Delaware had, for coming out with full praise for one VP nominee Sarah Palin, then realizing just how much of a disaster she truly was….

    The Republican Candidate for Lieutenant Governor issuing primer ballots for use in the inner city, that sell his partner, the Republican governor, under the bus by telling voters to vote for Obama, Markell, and Copeland.

    The President of New Castle County Council storming out of a meeting on Work Force Housing, to the point where police were called to protect him from those people that he was elected to serve…

    Throughout the application of the Bluewater Wind’s RFP, and the demise of Eminent Domain reform, the slow dawning among the watchdogs over government, that representative government truly does not exist in Delaware. Everything is controlled by a handful of people.

    The failure of the outgoing administration to congratulate the incoming one, who just happened to beat her buddy to get that post…

    The attempt to slam John Kowalko in a House Energy session which would have been spun out of control through leaks to the press, had bloggers not been there to tell the truth as it really did occur…

    The powers-that-be, who met to canvas the votes from the 29th district and reshuffled the results, enabling them to return their special interest whore, Pam Thornberg, to the General Assembly over the reformer duly elected by voters the first time… No impartial witnesses were allowed to be present at the canvass.

    The News Journal, Allan Loudell, Senate Energy Committee, Wrong Williams, all headlined that windpower was a dead deal in Delaware, based on a report leaked to them by those trying to kill it. But one blogger read the report and said, “hey, wait a minute here”…. and continued to methodically point out all its faults and half truths for all to see…

    After the most open process ever accomplished in the state of Delaware, where every report was printed in almost real time for all to see, and open hearings were conducted up and down the state, and thousands of letters and emails were accepted on the topic, one Senator McDowell stood up to say that the entire process was flawed and he would hold secret closed hearings to get to the bottom of the “real truth.”

    I certainly don’t want to thown a tainted light on any of the fine choices that you have posted here… All are worthy of the distinction. But I couldn’t help but feel that an amazing year for truth to butt head against an entrenched establishment was extremely underated by the selections originally posted.

    I almost bit my tongue and remained silent, but thought that for the following year, perhaps something different could be tried… After all the Oscars are decided at the end of January……. when people have had time to reflect and think: maybe it is the timing after all…

    (Believe me, I know how hard it is to do the research to actually find the best posts across the entire blogosphere…) lol

  10. kavips says:

    It appears a comment is in moderation

  11. Dana says:

    I’m extremely disappointed that the software won’t let me vote more than once!

  12. liberalgeek says:

    kavips – it appears that you missed our voting on “Scandal of the Year” which included Speck, Atkins, Carney, DPC, etc.

  13. Delaware Dem says:

    Looks like the Blog of the Year poll is being freeped, for why does it have 2 times as many total votes as every other poll?

  14. nemski says:

    It’s not enough that Dana and his crowd took a huge shit on the US of A for the last eight years, they now have to shit on our poll. Stupid republicans.

  15. Dana says:

    Hey, I was just doing like your presidential candidate did: brought new voters into the system! :) Surely you can’t complain about that!

    And like your candidate, I have declined to use federal matching campaign funds.

  16. liberalgeek says:

    LOL! I could see Dana’s PA voters marching down Broad St. chanting “We Shall Overcome”

  17. Scott Jacobs says:

    “It’s not enough that Dana and his crowd took a huge shit on the US of A for the last eight years, they now have to shit on our poll. Stupid republicans.”

    Such civility. I can hardly believe I’ve never come here to bask in your beneficence.

    I guess shipping in voters from off-site is only ok in NATIONAL election, then? I ask merely so that I might understand.

    “I could see Dana’s PA voters marching down Broad St. chanting “We Shall Overcome””

    Can we help Dana win?

    YES WE CAN!

  18. Scott Jacobs says:

    Oh hey lookie there. I voted for Dana, but the vote went to Delaware Liberal. How quaint.

    Can’t win by the original rule-set, so you change ‘em on the fly. Now where have I seen that before…

  19. nemski says:

    I hurt a Republicans feelings. Boo-freaking-who. And, yes, it was a huge turd the Republican Party has left for the Democrats to clean up. Now, go away.

  20. liberalgeek says:

    complete and utter bullshit Scott. please explain your flawer methodology.

  21. he’s a republican he can’t prove it. He will just repeat it over and over until it turns true

  22. Scott Jacobs says:

    “in Ohio and Florida”

    I also would have accepted “Minnesota”, but yes, exactly. Apparently the system of “do what the law ACTUALLY says” isn’t something you folks are all too keen on.

    Ah well. Enjoy the next two years of absolutely no excuses for failing to do what you want. I shall be enjoying the show.

  23. Scott Jacobs says:

    “complete and utter bullshit Scott. please explain your flawer methodology.”

    I used the “observe vote totals before and after” method. Low-tech, I know, but it does the job.

    You had 79 votes before I cast mine, while Dana had 68. After I cast my vote, you have 80, Dana had 68.

    There really is only one way that can happen.

  24. Scott Jacobs says:

    “he’s a republican he can’t prove it.”

    Really, I have no words to explain to you how much that made me laugh. Really, it’s priceless. As though one directly causes the other.

    “He will just repeat it over and over until it turns true”

    *snickers* You don’t listen to your side of the fence much, do you.

    And I’d hasten to point out, not that a single one of you will care, that I’m not actually a republican. There actually exists people who – amazing I know – don’t agree with the ideals and plans of the Far Left.

    I’m a libertarian, thank you. Note the small “L”. I’m not a Ronulan, thank you very much.

  25. You had 79 votes before I cast mine, while Dana had 68. After I cast my vote, you have 80, Dana had 68.

    There really is only one way that can happen.

    LOL.

  26. anon says:

    There actually exists people who – amazing I know – don’t agree with the ideals and plans of the Far Left.

    Including nearly all Democrats.

    I’m a libertarian, thank you.

    The worst kind of Republican.

  27. Dana says:

    Well, Donviti did say, on a forum in which he can’t edit the comment:

    We plan on rigging the outcome

    Can’t say we weren’t warned! :)

  28. nemski says:

    He he he he, I love when people say, “I’m not a Republican, I’m a libertarian.” LOL. My response is, “So you’re a Republican.”

  29. you never had a chance. we appreciate the new readers though

  30. Scott Jacobs says:

    “My response is, “So you’re a Republican.””

    History is a rough subject for you, isn’t it…

    S’ok. I know how painful things like “reality” can be. It’s ok…

    “I feel your pain.”

  31. nemski says:

    And when the say, “I’m a Republican”, I respond, “So you don’t like black people.”

    I crack myself up. ;-)

  32. Delaware Dem says:

    My simple response to the Libertarian nonsense is to ask “Did you ever vote for George W. Bush?” If the answer is yes, there is no way in hell the person is a Libertarian, he is just embarrassed to be a Republican, as he or she should be.

  33. Dana says:

    Well, the polling is now closed, has been for over half an hour, but the results haven’t been posted. ;)

  34. Scott Jacobs says:

    “If the answer is yes, there is no way in hell the person is a Libertarian, he is just embarrassed to be a Republican, as he or she should be.”

    So a libertarian should have voted for socialized healthcare, AGW (my anti-science), higher taxes, etc…

    Yes, truly, those are Libertarian ideals to the core.

    Do you even know what a libertarian is? Here’s a hint: It’s what Liberals used to be, back before FDR.

  35. Dana says:

    This fine site actually does have some occasional libertarian (and Libertarian) visitors, but they are generally mocked.

    A genuine libertarian had no place to go in either 2000 or 2004. The most that can be seaid about a libertarian voting in those years is that George Bush wasn’t promising to take quite as much of their money or regulate their lives quite as much as the Democratic nominees.

  36. nemski says:

    a libertarian voting in those years is that George Bush wasn’t promising to take quite as much of their money or regulate their lives quite as much as the Democratic nominees.

    How’d that work out? ;-)

  37. anon says:

    So a libertarian should have voted for socialized healthcare, AGW (my anti-science), higher taxes, etc…

    I forget – Which Democratic nominee ran on a platform of socialized healthcare and higher taxes?

    Maybe you can also remind us which Republican *(or libertarian, for that matter) ran on a platform of cutting existing health care benefits?

    The most that can be seaid about a libertarian voting in those years is that George Bush wasn’t promising to take quite as much of their money or regulate their lives quite as much as the Democratic nominees.

    So why should we take libertarians seriously again?

  38. Scott Jacobs says:

    “How’d that work out?”

    Far better, I’m rather certain, than it would have had Gore or Kerry been in office. I’m quite fond of my paychecks, you see. I hate to see it leave before it even makes it to my bank.

    Things would be better still had energy costs not started to spike two years ago, or the markets started what would become a death-spiral two years ago.

    I wonder what might have caused those two things to happen. Hmmm.

  39. Scott Jacobs says:

    “So why should we take libertarians seriously again?”

    Ask that question after two years of “no excuse”. Congress and the White House in the hands of the Dems.

    Time for your party to either prove me right, or prove me wrong.

  40. anon says:

    Things would be better still had energy costs not started to spike two years ago, or the markets started what would become a death-spiral two years ago.

    LOL

  41. John Tobin says:

    The polling has closed,but I have not seen any results.
    Did I win a toaster? Or maybe a nice lapel pin?

  42. Dana says:

    Mr Tobin, you don’t see the results because they didn’t like the results. :)