Archive for April, 2010

Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

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Jon Stewart interviewed Ken Blackwell (The “I coulda been a contenda” odd man out in the RNC Chair election) about Blackwell’s new book. This was even abit painful to watch, but probably because Stewart did not have to do much for Blackwell to just look like he was a Total F*cking Idiot. Did I mention that this guy was in contention for RNC Chair? But this is a good example of the complete rewriting of history these wingnuts need to do in order to make their arguments.

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Rasmussen Puts Castle Up By 23%

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Rasmussen released a new poll for the Delaware U.S. Senate race. The U.S. Senate race in Delaware is virtually unchanged over the past two months, with Republican Mike Castle continuing to draw strong support from the state’s voters. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Delaware shows Castle picking up 55% support […]

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The man who would be Speaker of the House, John Boehner, was interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition this morning. Boehner had quite a few things to say, but a particularly interesting exchange was about the new health care reform bill. Boehner is advocating “repeal and replace” of the bill with Republicans’ “common sense” proposals (ones […]

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Friday Open Thread

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The Friday version of your daily open thread.

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Filed in Delaware by on April 30, 2010 17 Comments

QOTD: Why isn’t the primary battle between Richard Korn and Ken Matlusky for State Auditor generating passion?

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Dirty Energy Isn’t Cheap

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Yesterday we learned that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was five times worse than first thought. The oil is spilling at a rate of 210,000 gallons of oil per day. That oil is now hitting the coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Unlike what we were told, offshore drilling is not so technologically advanced […]

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Arizona Is Reverting To The Wild, Wild West

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Permits?  We don’t need no stinkin’ permits. Gov. Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1108 into law Friday afternoon. It eliminates the requirement for a concealed-carry weapons permit, but does require gun owners to accurately answer if an officer asks them if they are carrying weapon concealed. It also allows officers to temporarily confiscate a weapon […]

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“Bringing It!” to Capitol Hill

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“Bringing It!” to Capitol Hill

There is a man that transcends politics. A man that can take Patrick Muprhy (D-PA) and Aaron Schuck (R-IL) and push them to past their limits, a place where each man screams, “No more, no more. Please make me do more.” That man is Tony Horton, late-night pitchman for his P90X fitness training. Horton was […]

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Republicans Rely On Lies

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J.L. Bell at Salon finds that Obama has had 2x as many internet rumors as Bush did during his whole term according to Snopes. Only 9% of the rumors were accurate while 43% of rumors about Bush were true.

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Thursday Open Thread

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The Thursday edition of your daily open thread.

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Laura Bush Theme Song?

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You decide: [youtube][/youtube] JC-You’ve opened a can of earworms. BTW, always thought that Blue Oyster Cult did this song…

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I’m Glad I’m Raising A Buffy And Not A Bella

Filed in Delaware, National by on April 29, 2010 14 Comments

Given the Twilight series rage I purchased the books for my preteen daughter.  I mean, everyone was reading them.  Everyone was raving.  But… My daughter doesn’t like Twilight.  She likes the Vampire Diaries and the Vampire Academy, so it isn’t the genre… It’s Twilight specifically.  Which I found perplexing, since the back covers all read […]

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Drinking Liberally TONIGHT!

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Last call!  Be there, or be square. UPDATED:  Here’s your reminder! Spring is here, and Geek and I finally got our act together and planned a Drinking Liberally! Please join us next Thursday, April 29th at the Iron Hill Brewery on the Wilmington Riverfront.  We will be meeting on the second floor at 7:00p.m., and […]

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