Archive for July, 2009

Late Night Video: Journalists Shouldn’t Try Comedy

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Who thought this was a good idea? Dana Milbank and Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post do “Mouthpiece Theater” on the so-called beer summit. They had some suggestions for beer choices, including a beer called Mad Bitch for Hillary Clinton. The video has now been removed from their website, after complaints. Of course, it lives […]

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Around the Horn

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Around the Horn

The Special Election in the 19th continues to occupy our collective time. But we here at Delaware Liberal have taken on the supposedly nonpartisan Caesar Rodney Institute in a spectacular series of posts by the Beast Who Slumbers, Cassandra and Donviti. All that and more……

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UPDATED: Charlie Claims That He Does Not Know (which of 3500 living descendants of Pierre Samuel du Pont) is Propping Up CRI

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UPDATED:  Charlie Claims That He Does Not Know (which of 3500 living descendants of Pierre Samuel du Pont)   is Propping Up CRI

Cuteness abounds.   [...] Cute right?  It sure would be nice to have your very own think tank.  Tee hee…To which I replied… Here Charlie keeps up the cute front, but starts to betray a bit of testiness. My reply…

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Anti-Cap & Trade Lobbying Group Sends Fake Opposition Letters

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I’m sure you’re shocked to hear that a group lobbying against the ACES (American Clean Energy & Security Act) cap & trade legislation, sent forged letters to a U.S. Congressman. As U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello was considering how to vote on an important piece of climate change legislation in June, the freshman congressman’s office received […]

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How teh stupid act when they think they are smart

Filed in Delaware by on July 31, 2009 13 Comments

So, by now you have read the 4 part piece we have done on “Copeland’s Republican Insiders” AKA the Caesar Rodney Institute.  It might be at 5 by now, but for now, it is 4. If you haven’t then you don’t know what you are missing. Cass wrote up a high level linkage piece that […]

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You Can See The Problem Here

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You Can See The Problem Here

A new poll finds that Republicans differ significantly from the Democrats and Independents on the question of whether Obama was born in the U.S.

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Why Isn’t This Called Bribery?

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Via WaPo: The roiling debate about health-care reform has been a boon to the political fortunes of Ross and 51 other members of the Blue Dog Coalition, who have become key brokers in shaping legislation in the House. Objections from the group resulted in a compromise bill announced this week that includes higher payments for […]

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Delaware Liberal Action Item: 20 Calls To Tom Carper Today – On your mark, get set, go!

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Rebecca is right. We need to test Carper on his statement that “the lobbyists he listens to are the people from Delaware.” Our goal is a modest 20 calls by 5:00pm today. Log your call in the comments and an check back this afternoon. (We might have to call people to get them to call […]

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Donviti Gets Copeland On the Record

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Donviti Gets Copeland On the Record

Nice work DV.    Here is the screen capture from “resolutedetermination” in case Charlie changes his mind  [...]

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Sussex County Drinking Liberally Was A Blast

Filed in Delaware by on July 31, 2009 19 Comments

I had a great time last night.  It’s always fun putting faces with names, and the “birth certificates” are laugh out loud funny.  Our very own Cassandra and Unstable Isotope made the trip down – on a school night! – along with Free Radical.  MJ picked the perfect location (thanks again, MJ!) and handed out […]

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‘Bulo’s Desperate Offer to Copeland: Will Unmask for Transparency

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  Image courtesy of www.sonambulo.com (Various & Sundry Disclaimers: This likeness may or may not resemble that of El Somnambulo. Rafael Navarro and El Somnambulo may or may not be the same person. The gun featured here should in no way be misconstrued as a threat, but rather as a peace offering to Caesar Rodney […]

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Bud Light?

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Fox News is mad because President Obama picked a beer brewed by a Belgian company. (I wish I were lying). I’m mad at the President because he picked the second shittiest beer ever. (The shittiest being Bud Light with Lime)

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It’s almost vacation time!!

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I remember in August of 2001 when our newly elected Supreme Court picked POTUS was about to take his first of many, many, many vacations in August. It just so happened this vacation happened on Clinton’s watch though and he still get’s a pass for taking it. Crawford — a one-stoplight town of about 700 […]

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Kay Bailey Hutchison: Rick Perry Gay?

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Oh those wacky Rethugs. Talking Points Memo, by way of the Austin American-Statesman (if Texas secedes, can we please keep Austin?), reports that the campaign of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is primarying  incumbent Texas Gov. Rick “Secession Now” Perry, “included hidden phrases including “rick perry gay” in order to draw hits to its website. […]

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Question of the Early Evening

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When the The Caesar Rodney Institute’s Garrett Wozniak puts up a database allowing students to go online and look up how much their teachers make (or don’t make), I wonder if he’ll put his salary info up as well. For the sake of…you know… transparency. What’s good for schools is good for so-called non-paritsan think […]

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Drinking Liberally Tonight!

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Can’t say I didn’t promote this!  And for those going to the debate… drop in afterwards! Festivities began at 7:00 at the Purple Parrot in Rehoboth.  Don’t forget your “birth certificate!” (Go on and get creative!)  Not only will those with a “birth certificate” be entered to win a case of Twin Lakes Brewery Beer, […]

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Susan Collins Wants To Kill Your Grandmother

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The newest silly GOP talking point about healthcare reform is about the provision requiring hospitals to provide end-of-life counseling to people who wanted it. This proposal has turned into a strange and silly Republican talking point about encouraging euthenasia. Guess who first proposed this? Even by conservative standards, the argument is insane. It’s extremely common, […]

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A Libertarian Question

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Is there really any difference between Libertarianism and Anarchy? For if even polio vaccinations are an unwarranted Government intrusion upon the liberty of the people, then what isn’t?

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Donviti PSA #5

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We are all going to die from Swine Flu this year. However, there is a possible solution to saving some of us. Those of you that do not agree with the current administration and think we are on our way to socialism, please stay home and do not go out and get the government funded […]

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CRI An Honest Broker? — Part 3

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Here we take a look at the connection of CRI to the llarge and highly networked institutional apparatus that is the conservative think tank business.

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What Is The Process To Get A Healthcare Reform Bill?

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My understanding of the legislative process is pretty low, but here is what is happening to the best of my understanding. Health care reform is not dead! It’s moving forward, but there is still a lot to do. There are 5 committees working on the health care bill – 3 in the House and 2 […]

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Comment Rescue: Deep thought

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One of the anon’s that I think we all know as “anon” and is a true anon as we don’t know who the heck he/she is said this: Comment by anon on 29 July 2009 at 11:04 pm: Another thing all over the TV is the meme that health care is doomed We are in […]

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The GOP plot to kill senior citizens

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How do you know what the wingnuts are plotting? Easy – anything they accuse others of doing. Remember when Jonah Goldberg, after years of “you’re either with us or you’re a terrorist sympathizer”, started talking about “Liberal Fascism”? Remember how the party that tried to force an extremist religious viewpoint on America started talking about how […]

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Late Night Video: More Birther Madness

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Head birther Orly Taitz is interviewed by Stephen Colbert.

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Good Luck With That

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Seems the Birthers have gotten too big for their britches.  Good luck putting that genie back in the bottle. It’s now looking like a lot of prominent Republicans, ranging from party leaders to big-name pundits that we usually expect to make outrageous partisan attacks, are doing something they’d been previously neglecting: Definitively cracking down on […]

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