Archive for May, 2010

I Could Think Of So Many Jokes…

Filed in National by on May 31, 2010 1 Comment

…most of which are inappropriate in mixed company. Perhaps we can turn this thread into a game – caption this story. The Brevard County doctor who was arrested for groping a woman while dressed as Captain America with a burrito in his pants will not go to jail. Instead, Doctor Raymond Adamcik will take part […]

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Memorial Day Open Thread

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The Memorial Day edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Thank You

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Thank You

To our veterans. All of them. Throughout time. Wartime. Peacetime. These men and women choose, freely, to place their lives on the line for others. To protect us and our nation. And we should not limit this day or remembrance to military veterans, but expand it to all those of our countrymen and women who put their lives on the lines for us. Policemen. Firemen. Paramedics. Anyone who has selflessly sacrificed themselves and their lives for others.

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Chris Coons Calls for the End of DADT

Filed in National by on May 30, 2010 11 Comments

This Memorial Day weekend, Chris Coons is congratulating the House for passing the bill that would eventually repeal DADT as well as congratulating Senator Ted Kaufmann for his YES vote on moving DADT Repeal out of the Senate Armed Services Committee. This is his statement in full:

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Weekend Open Thread

Filed in National by on May 29, 2010 8 Comments

The weekend edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Memorial Day Hypocrisy from Mike Castle

Filed in National by on May 29, 2010 25 Comments

Not like this hypocrisy is a new behavior or anything.

On Castle’s website, he posts up the obligatory Memorial Day salute to men and women in uniform. This is the hypocrisy:

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The Latest Offering From C’mon Delaware

Filed in Delaware by on May 29, 2010 0 Comments

They’re baaaacccckkkk!  And, as the shamelessly honest plug states… This week’s episode gets off to a slow start, but is honestly pretty good. Give it a listen….IF YOU DARE!! Tags:  Sex in the City 2, Oil Spill is Bush’s Other Katrina, Breaking News: Mike Castle is gay. etc..etc… Etc… etc… ?  Someone getting a little […]

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John Carney Interviews with Starboard Broadside

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John Carney Interviews with Starboard Broadside

The U of D student known as Cpt Robespierre interviewed John Carney about a week ago on a wide range of topics and posted them up at dKos (go rec this) and his own blog. He notes that the topics are these:

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Best Damn Concern Trolls In The Business*

Filed in National by on May 28, 2010 3 Comments

The national media finally starts to notice that the Tea Party is hurting Republicans more than helping them.

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Friday Open Thread

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The Friday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Moderate: Unclear On The Concept

Filed in Delaware by on May 28, 2010 18 Comments

Last night so-called moderate Mike Castle voted against repeal of DADT. DADT repeal is supported by 78% of Americans.

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Bonini Gets Coveted Has-Been Out-of-State Governors Endorsement

Filed in Delaware, National by on May 28, 2010 11 Comments

Former governors Christine Todd Whitman (NJ) and Jim Gilmore (VA) appeared in Delaware on Wednesday to support the campaign of Colin Bonini for State Treasurer.

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It Was Only A Matter Of Time

Filed in National by on May 27, 2010 18 Comments

There was no avoiding this. In fact, impeachment talk moved yesterday from Tea Party rallies to at least one Republican Member of the House, Darrell Issa. And Issa’s not an obscure backbencher; he’s the ranking Republican on Oversight and Government Reform, and he also sits on the Judiciary Committee. The incentives all run to impeachment, […]

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What Have We Become?

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Is this what we have become? The video at the link is very disturbing. It shows abject violence to dairy cows and calves. It made me sick to my stomach. In this day and age, I cannot fathom that there are people who could do this to a helpless animal. But yet, I know it […]

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Carney Demands Cancellation of All East Coast Drilling

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“While I support the suspension, we cannot rest until the plan to drill off of Delaware and the rest of the East Coast is abandoned completely, and the preservation of Delaware’s precious environment and our state’s economy that depends on it, is assured.”

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Thursday Open Thread

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The Thursday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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They Plugged that Damn Hole.

Filed in National by on May 27, 2010 16 Comments

It should not have taken this long. It led to frustration (rightly so). It made us wonder if President Obama should have become the socialist he is always wrongfully accused of being, and nationalized BP of North America and seized their assets so as to take over the operation. But the accusations of incompetence and ineptedness coming from the right and left don’t seem to be true from reading first hand accounts of what actually went into plugging the damn hole

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Sister Margaret

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Sister Margaret was a senior administrator of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix. A 27-year-old mother of four arrived late last year, in her third month of pregnancy. According to local news reports and accounts from the hospital and some of its staff members, the mother suffered from a serious complication called pulmonary hypertension. That created a high probability that the strain of continuing pregnancy would kill her. “In this tragic case, the treatment necessary to save the mother’s life required the termination of an 11-week pregnancy,” the hospital said in a statement.

Guess what happened to Sister Margaret.

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Morning Round Em Up

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Good Morning Delaware Liberals! You can mislead voters about your service in Vietnam and still win an election apparently, so long as your opponent is a whackjob drugged out wrestling executive. User fees for driver education? David Anderson makes sense? The Phillies losers of 4 straight? I am going to need some Irish in my coffee today.

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As DADT Repeal Vote Nears Professional Homophobes Go Nuclear

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The American Family Association warns us of gay Nazi deathsquads while Family Research Council warns of an outbreak of gay rape if DADT is repealed.

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Worlds Collide….

Filed in National by on May 26, 2010 35 Comments

Nothing lights up our tip line like Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart. Some of the tips cannot be substantiated, others seem outlandish, even for this commissioner’s office. A recent one says they themselves may have to contact the authorities to alert them of the rampant alleged fraud that is going on in her office, to which I say, great, please do so, for if the corruption is so rampant, and if you have evidence of it, then what are you waiting for. This is not to say that we aren’t keeping an eye on KWS. We have covered the allegations against the on the Insurance Commissioner going all the way back to May of 2009. So it was with interest that I saw that an ethics complaint had been filed against her. But then I find out who filed it.

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Republican Short-Sightedness

Filed in National by on May 26, 2010 9 Comments

This was obvious to everyone but the GOP. Today, a new NBC/MSNBC/Telemundo poll shows a similar trend at the national level, where “Latinos, once a semi-swing group of voters, now have swung overwhelmingly for President Obama and the Democratic Party, and younger Hispanics are moving to the Democrats in even greater numbers.” For example, 68% […]

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President Reagan Too Busy to Honor Tradition

Filed in National by on May 26, 2010 17 Comments

President George H.W. Bush Too Busy to Honor Tradition. President George W. Bush Too Busy to Honor Tradition. All of the above statements are headlines that Frank Knotts of Delaware Politics could have used in his latest screed, because they are as equally true as the headline he chose to use. Frank is upset that […]

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The Magical 1,000

Filed in National by on May 26, 2010 4 Comments

One thousand new hires seems to be the new mantra of the Markell Administration in response the laying off of over 200 teachers in Delaware. Who can argue about the hiring of 1,000 new teachers? As a matter of fact, Delaware Dem even promotes the 1,000 new hires as an offset to the layoffs. But is it really an offset?

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Wednesday Open Thread

Filed in National by on May 26, 2010 27 Comments

The Wednesday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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