Archive for January, 2010

Late Night Video — Axe Ball Cleaner

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First thing to know is that this is totally NSFW. Second thing to know is that this it totally NSFW. Third thing to know is that this is screamingly funny, which means you probably should not be watching this at work!

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What Is KBR Hiding?

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We are all familiar with the case of Jamie Leigh Jones, the KBR contract worker who was brutally raped on her first day in Iraq. She was then held hostage in a shipping container until she was able to get a cell phone to call her father. She was denied a day in court against […]

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Actual Corporation Runs for MD Congressional Seat

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The corporation is Murry Hill, Inc (with a designated spokeshuman to to speak the acceptance text required by campaign finance law), who have decided that they no longer need lobbyists and campaign contributions to buy democracy — they can just buy it out right now:

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Generic News Report by Charlie Brooker

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Completely Brilliant dissection of the TV News conventions — and I thought I was watching CNN there for abit:

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Weekend Open Thread

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Helloooo weekend! I’m planning on staying inside today since it’s cold outside. What’s up with everyone else this weekend? Let’s open this thread! The bizarre shoe thief case in Newark has been solved and a man arrested. Police think his thefts may go back 20 years. Newark police say Walter J. Rubincan, 46, is responsible […]

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Cutting And Running – FOX Style

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If you want to know exactly how damaging yesterday’s Q&A between Obama and House Republicans really was, look no further than FOX who yanked the coverage when it became apparent what was happening wouldn’t jive with its propaganda. In the end, by pulling coverage of a historic event, FOX added a million exclamation marks to […]

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Can Republicans Work With Obama After Everything They’ve Said?

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Out of everything said yesterday this one passage stood out to me: So all I’m saying is we’ve got to close the gap a little bit between the rhetoric and the reality. I’m not suggesting that we’re going to agree on everything, whether it’s on health care or energy or what have you, but if […]

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3 Year Old Colts Fan

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This is amazing.

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Time for Wapner!

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You Can Count On Sarah…

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…to show up to cash in on her payday, that is. The high profile Tea Party convention in Nashville is falling apart, with sponsors pulling out as well as crazy Congresswomen Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). Sarah Palin still plans on attending. It’s been reported that she’s being paid between $100,000 – $150,000 […]

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Friday Afternoon Bacon Blogging — You’re Doing It All Wrong Edition

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Cooking your bacon, that is, according to this video from Chowhound (there is a quick commercial at the beginning): But there’s lots of ways to cook bacon and lots of partisans for those methods too. I’ve cooked LOTS of bacon for events in the oven — you get uniformly flat and crispy bacon (think of […]

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President Obama at the Republican House Conference

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I had no idea that this was going to be televised, but this is my only day in the office today so I wouldn’t have seen it anyway. But this video is from CSPAN for everyone who could not watch it live: This is pretty long, about an hour and 20 mins or so. I […]

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Health Care Plan Comparison

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Health Care Plan Comparison

Comparison between the Democratic plan and the GOP plan: Mike Castle voted against the Democratic plan and for the GOP plan. Yet another reason why Mike Castle must not be allowed to represent us in the US Senate.

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Legislative Post-Game Wrap-Up: Session of Jan. 28, 2010

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As expected, it was a busy day in Dover. The entire Session Activity record here. In the Senate, as reported yesterday, HB 310, which legalizes table games in Delaware was passed and subsequently signed into law by Governor Markell. It was really the only notable bill passed in the Senate yesterday. The House was a whole […]

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Pro Life Terrorist Convicted

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The jury deliberated for just 37 minutes before finding Scott Roeder of Kansas City, Mo., guilty of premeditated, first-degree murder in the May 31 shooting death of Dr. George Tiller.

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Friday Open Thread

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It’s Friday, and it’s a short but sweet open thread today. I’m in Dover today to do some campaign finance clean-up, so you’ll have to entertain yourselves. Get going!

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Coons Campaign Commercial #1

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CAMPAIGN COMMERCIAL # 1: A series of photos of Mike Castle with those giant faux Federal checks. (Wacky Warner Brothers-style cartoon music in background). COPY: (Light-hearted voice redolent of faint ridicule) “What two things do these pictures have in common? One, each shows Mike Castle presenting a giant  check for a Delaware program. And, two […]

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What’s Going On With Republicans?

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On Wednesday Obama gave a great State of the Union speech. It had been a rough couple of weeks for Democrats, most of it from the Democrats own making. Obama defied the pundits by giving a speech that wasn’t full of apologies, but instead stated that his policies are still right and dared everyone to […]

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Five Flip Flops: Castle Now Says Stimulus Not Enough, is for Job Creation after he voted against it

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Five Flip Flops: Castle Now Says Stimulus Not Enough, is for Job Creation after he voted against it

Mike Castle is and was against stimulus spending. But he happily takes credit for stimulus projects, and indeed demands more funds for rail projects in Delaware and the Northeast. Mike Castle votes against a jobs bill, but then complains that we aren’t doing enough to create jobs.

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Dear Dr. Liberal: Storytime!

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Dear Dr. Liberal:

So a Republican male centerfold beats a Democrat in Massachusetts and its the end of the world for Democrats. While late last year a Democrat beats a teabagger in historically strong Republican Congressional district and there wasn’t this cry of anguish from the Republicans.

Why are the Democrats the biggest bunch of spineless reactionaries around? Or, in Dr. Liberal terms, why are most Democrats douchenozzles and run with the fight gets tough?

Sincerely,

A Democrat with a Spine

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Markell Signs Table Gaming Bill Into Law

Filed in Delaware by on January 28, 2010 4 Comments

As expected, HB 310 was fast-tracked through the General Assembly this week, and has already been signed into law by the Governor. Ginger Gibson has the story here. Gibson reports that companion bill, SB 188, is expected to pass the House soon and will then head to the Governor for his signature.

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The Markell Budget (Updated)

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Governor Markell has unveiled his FY2011 Budget proposal, which will seek to eliminate a $254 budget deficit with $143.6 million in spending cuts and cost savers, $59.8 million in additional federal funds, $39.7 million in anticipated table game revenues and $10.6 million that is extra money in the Rainy Day Fund. Ginger Gibson of the […]

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Letter From Haiti

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Guest post by Paul Baumbach Crossposted at Paul’s Progressive Postings This is from a friend of a friend of my sister. She is in Haiti, and in her emails she shines a light into what is really happening in Haiti, not what the media is reporting: This afternoon, feeling helpless, we decided to take a […]

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Thursday Open Thread

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Thursday Open Thread

It’s Thursday and the day after the State of the Union address. Amazingly, I’m not hung over. President Obama didn’t say “let me be clear” one time last night (that I caught). Although he did say “Middle Class,” “jobs” and “Main Street.” (My own personal drinking game.) Let’s open this thread. The teabuggers were pretty […]

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The Teabugger Justification, For What It’s Worth

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Supposedly, this is what the teabuggers were up to. I don’t believe it, because it doesn’t make any sense. Mystery solved? NBC is reporting that James O’Keefe and his three companions were carrying out a plan to gauge how the staff of Sen. Mary Landrieu would respond if their office phone system were disabled, following […]

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Coons is Running for Senate

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We have it from several sources that New Castle County Executive Christopher Coons announced at a State of the Union watch party last night that he is indeed running for Senate against Castle. Now, in order of preference, Coons is my third choice after Biden and Denn. But at least he is a credible Democrat […]

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