Archive for April, 2009

Breaking: Justice Souter To Retire

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NBC is reporting that Justice David Souter will retire. Link.

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Late Night Music Video: The Decemberists – Valerie Plame

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No actual video, just a static image and an album. But oh, how I wish they would have made a video for this one! and so my vespa became your chariot, from the green zone marriott

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Action Alert: HB 1 Scheduled for Senate Hearing

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The new Senate committee meeting notices have been posted, and HB 1 is scheduled for consideration in the Senate Executive Committee next Wednesday. Karen Peterson’s SB 57 is also on the agenda. You know what to do from here.

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Evening Point and Laugh

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Shorter Dana: “If we have to allow moderate Republicans have a say, being in power is not worth it.” Earth to Dana. When conservatives were in power, the only part of the conservative “agenda and beliefs (enacted) into policy and law” were the belief that it would be a good idea to attack Iraq for […]

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Ten CONFIRMED cases of Swine Flu in Delaware

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It has not yet been released by state officials, but my source has informed me that there are actually 10 Delaware cases confirmed. This includes the 4 announced today. To Smitty’s point, it isn’t killing these people, but it is spreading in Delaware.

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The best thing I ever bought

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The best thing I ever bought

I’m not a big gadget guy and nor am I a consumer, but this Oxo peeler scares potatoes out of their skin. It is far and away the best thing I ever bought myself.

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Updated: Bankers Win/Americans Lose

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Once again, Tom Carper proves that he is no moderate when it comes to sticking it the middle class, and carrying water for his financial backers. He is a fucking zealot. I wonder what Don Carper thinks about the Durbin amendment to the banking bill which would provide some opportunity for bankruptcy judges to modify […]

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I Don’t Think The Message Could Be Clearer. Moderates Are You Listening?

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Via Think Progress: This morning on CBS’s Early Show, RNC Chairman Michael Steele strongly endorsed Rush Limbaugh’s reaction to Sen. Arlen Specter’s (PA) decision to leave the Republican party. Limbaugh had responded to Specter’s departure by calling him “dead weight” and claiming that it said “nothing about the state of the GOP.” Steele said that […]

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Support For Gay Marriage Jumps 11 Points In One Month

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Via kos: NY Times/CBS News Poll. 4/22-26. Adults. MoE 3% (3/12-16 results) Which comes closest to your view? Gay couples should be allowed to legally marry. OR, Gay couples should be allowed to form civil unions but not legally marry. OR, There should be no legal recognition of a gay couple’s relationship. Legal Marraige 42 […]

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Separated at Birth

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Separated at Birth

Sgt. Bilko (Phil Silvers) and Grandmaster Steele. Apologies to the family of Phil Silvers.

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Special Commenter QOD

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Not Brian wants to know: Where are all the conservatives who are so afraid of a world government and the UN on the issue of the Obama administration being beholden to the World Health Organization? What is next?  A bill of rights for children?

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…Because, Of Course, Black People Really Don’t Matter

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Rethug talking butthole Bryon (oops, it’s Byron, like the Lord) York says that Obama’s high job approval ratings are deceptively high b/c, well, let’s just let the Duke of York provide his own steel-trap logic: On his 100th day in office, Barack Obama enjoys high job approval ratings, no matter what poll you consult. But […]

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Republican Town Halls

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Republicans have decided to go to the people.  Their plan is to hold a series of town hall meetings designed to generate ideas. “The NCNA will bring together citizens from across the country to begin a dialogue with the American people through a series of forums, town halls, and an online effort that will engage […]

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Point & Laugh for April 30th

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Yes. Jeb Bush can bring you back.

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Withholding Sex the Key to Political Reform?

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Seems like Kenyan women are recycling a strategy first pioneered in ‘Lysistrata’. In the classic comedy by Aristophanes, first performed in 411 B. C.:  Lysistrata convinces the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands as a means of forcing the men to negotiate a peace, a strategy however that inflames the battle […]

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Chrysler negotiations with creditors collapse – Car maker to file for bankrupcy

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Per CNN I guess this is not so breaking news. It looks like the filing is part of the Fiat takeover deal. Question: How did US executives get so fucking bad?

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Poll Thread

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There does not seem to be very much middle ground. If you drunkenly beat up your spouse, you are really into it. If you don’t, you don’t

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By All Means, Fix the Veterans’ Home, and Fix Every Other Delaware Nursing Home

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While the News-Journal’s recent series chronicling chronic patient care problems at the Delaware Veterans’ Home is invaluable, it misses the most vital point: The same conditions found at the Delaware Veterans’ Home are prevalent at nursing facilities throughout the State of Delaware. Under the willfully-negligent leadership of Vince “The Bulldog” Meconi and Carol “It’s the […]

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Conservative Insiders Scheme Against Steele

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The Washington Times is reporting that a group of conservatives opposed to Steele are pushing for a resolution that would take control of the GOP purse strings away from Steele. The group needs signatures from RNC members from 16 states to force the resolution to the floor for a vote by the full party committee […]

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Deep Thought

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Meeting in Newark cancelled today.  I wonder if  flu worries played a part?   Bonus Deep Thought:  Young Jeezy is performing in Rochester NY on May 2 if you are lamenting his cancelled Newark date.

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Late Night Music Video: The Raveonettes – That Great Love Sound

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These two are from Denmark, with a retro 60’s sound (with a little Jesus & Mary Chain thrown in). if only you could listen, try to change your mind

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Liveblog the Obama Press Conference.

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Click here, but don’t enter a password.

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Anonone: The Great Arbiter of the Delaware Blogosphere?

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Now, this goes with a very large caveat: is the Anonone who just made a great comment that I am about to highlight and which Steve Newton has already highlighted on Delaware Libertarian the same Anonone that battles with Burris and Dave on Delaware Politics and at other sites and that comments here frequently? I […]

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More Tales from the Lunatic Fringe

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Two more stories you couldn’t make up even on days when you took acid by mistake. From the Moonie (aka Washington) Times: RNC to Vote on Resolution Labeling Democrats ‘Socialists’ The funding fight comes on the heels of another open challenge to Mr. Steele’s authority. Unhappy RNC conservatives secured the signatures to force the committee […]

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Castle Sees Writing On The Wall

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One of the Washington Post articles on Obama’s 100 days focuses on Delaware Congressman Mike Castle and his friend, Republican Michigan Congressman Fred Upton and their vote against Obama’s budget in January. The money shot isn’t until the last two paragraphs when Castle is quoted as saying: I’m not giving the Republicans a lot of […]

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