Archive for March, 2009

Late Night Oddity: Little Red Riding Hood

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h/t DesigneVerb!

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Young Democrats Movement Comes out Swinging on HB5

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Young people get that discrimination based on sexual orientation is a civil rights issue. Check this out: It is 2009. Yet, in Delaware, gay, lesbian, and transgendered citizens have no legal protection from discrimination in housing, employment, or insurance. That is right; gay and lesbian citizens can be legally fired, denied insurance or housing simply […]

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I missed Tom on WDEL

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Any good? And…Speaking of WDEL.  I have to make Al Mascitti’s blog a regular read.

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These Are The Days #3

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These Are The Days #3

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Program Note: Listen to Tommywonk at 5:00(ish)

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Tom Noyes will be interviewed by WDEL’s Allan Loudell tonight at 5:00 regarding our meeting with the Governor.

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Quote of the Day II

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Backstory: The University of Notre Dame has asked the President of the United States to give the 2009 Commencement Address and the wackos have gone wacko. Over the first two months of his administration, Barack Obama has established himself as the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history. My alma mater [Notre Dame] should not be […]

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BREAKING NEWS: SUSSEX SECEDES FROM DELAWARE

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BREAKING NEWS:  SUSSEX SECEDES FROM DELAWARE

In a scene reminiscent of the attack on Fort Sumpter in 1860, outraged Sussex Countians have stormed those cool looking fortress towers along Route 1 in the Delaware Seashore State Park. On the beach, confused onlookers could see them waving the new Sussex State flag out the windows. It is alleged that the secessionists were […]

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Markell’s Math

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It comes down to the math. My take on the meeting is that Jack Markell is more practical than he is progressive or conservative. That is to be expected by as guy who comes to government service by way of private industry. He carries himself like a man who knows that there are going to […]

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QOD

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During one of the worst recessions in our country’s history, would you take a job cut or a pay cut?

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FYI: Donviti’s take on Coffee with Jack this morning

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I’m not sure when you all will see it, but the Coffee with Jack was a really informative discussion.  A few things I gained from it were: Jack is willing to be a reference for me Jack didn’t know that unemployment benefits top pay out is $325 a week Jack remembered my wife and reads […]

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DE Bloggers Meet W/ Governor Markell

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DE Bloggers Meet W/ Governor Markell

You’ll be able to read about it here, Delawarewatch, Tommywonk, Down W/ Absolutes, DelawarePolitics and elsewhere. For more info on the discussion and the topics covered go here: For Donviti’s take Jason on Markell’s Math….

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Quote of the Day

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From Paul Krugman’s op-ed on Friday. But the wizards [Wall Street] were frauds, whether they knew it or not, and their magic turned out to be no more than a collection of cheap stage tricks. Above all, the key promise of securitization — that it would make the financial system more robust by spreading risk […]

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Comment Rescue: Biochar

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When El Somnambulo posted yesterday’s thread on biochar, he never expected (although he hoped) that a real expert would provide some real comprehensive information. He wishes to thank Erich J. Knight of Shenandoah Gardens for doing just that, and wishes to present his definitive response on biochar: Biochar Soil Technology…..Husbandry of Whole New Orders of Life […]

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A Call for Your Questions

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Tomorrow, Governor Markell will sit down for a “Blogger’s Roundtable” with some of your hardworking Delaware Liberal contributors as well as other preeminent and well known Delaware bloggers to discuss his proposed budget, the Delaware economy, and a host of other pressing issues. We must really give Governor Markell and his wonderful staff all the […]

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Let’s Look At The Republican Party and Give Beck and Boehner Something To Really Cry About

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Let’s Look At The Republican Party and Give Beck and Boehner Something To Really Cry About

Steele thinks Obama has a thing with him.  Oh, and by the way, he’s not jealous of Obama being President (“why would he be?”) because he’s the Run RNC chair… and he’s still hip because he part-eeed in college. Limbaugh displays he has the mentality of a twelve year old boy with his flood and […]

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So When Does This End?

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Cops running through a door and shooting a guy for a dime bag (maybe even less than that). All of those resources pointed at a dime bag — a giant waste of money, manpower and attention. Michigan doesn’t have any drug kingpins to knock down?

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D’oh!

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E’ffed up. Note: I didn’t find this by way of Eschaton, but I’d be surprised if he didn’t mention it.

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Even Their Crazies Have Crazies

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It’s pretty bad when Ann Coulter looks like the most sane person in the group – okay, actually it’s pretty hysterical. Oh my goodness gracious!  Now pro-lifers are administering an are you pro-life enough litmus test.  And Ann Coulter’s sputtering.  Pass the popcorn, put your feet up, and relax… Republicans are eating their own.  Why […]

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REMINDER: Public Comment On HB 100 TONIGHT!

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FYI from Susan Regis Collins: In the interest of Open Government please be advised that House Bill 100 was introduced last Thursday, March 26th w/ the promise of ‘public comment’. The ‘comment’ meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 30. That’s 5 days between the introduction and the public comment! The speed with which the meeting […]

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Biochar in Delaware’s Future?

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With that new whiz-kid wunderkind heading here to helm DNREC, the Beast Who Slumbers has become intrigued at possible ways to turn the First State into Green Acres. Today, he’s fixated on biochar, a ‘highly-porous charcoal made from organic waste’. When not listening to REM, research scientists at the University of Georgia in Athens are […]

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GM and Chrysler Not Viable?

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McClatchy is reporting that President Obama will announce today that he will not approve additional bailout funds for either car company, saying that they have not yet gone far enough to ensure their long term viability. GM will get 60 days of operating capital to go back to the drawing board and Chrysler will get […]

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Why I favor abortion

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See, I truly believe that the stigma the religious nuts of this country and the world for that matter have attached to abortion does more harm then good.  Everyone likes to imagine this adorable wonderful child growing up and being the next president of the United States or perhaps Bill Gates.  The arguement is to […]

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Promises Kept.

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Promises Kept.

While I may not agree totally with their methodology and definitions, PolitiFact does have an interesting site that has compiled about 500 promises that President Obama made during the campaign and is tracking their progress. Here is a nifty chart they created to track promises kept. Below the fold, you will see a HUGE list […]

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wRong Williams Wrong Again

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Yes, on Delaware Liberal, you are about to see a liberal Democrat attack a columnist for suggesting that we impose a tax. I know, shocking. But here we go. But something Markell has arbitrarily ruled out is a temporary sales tax. If we can have a temporary pay cut, why not a temporary sales tax? […]

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“Dear Michelle: Your Garden Is Missing One Vital Component. Pesticides.”

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Some things El Somnambulo cannot make up. Those poor benighted souls at the Mid America CropLife Association want everyone to know that veggies w/o pesticides are like…Claymont w/o metallic soot. Or something like that. Their ‘ambassadors’ (that’s what they call themselves) have written, and are urging all ambassadors to write Michelle Obama to show her […]

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