Archive for June, 2010

Blogging the House: The Final Chapter

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House is back in session. I’m starting this at 7:45 p.m. and will continue until I and/or the wine hold out. House is considering SB 228(McDowell). Gerald Pepper of the Insurance Commissioner’s office is testifying. D. Short is asking questions. Uh-oh, given his choice between KWS and Gene Reed, floor manager Gerald Brady has asked […]

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Castle Votes YES On Financial Reform

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Castle Votes YES On Financial Reform

Flip-floppin’ Republican voted yes on the Financial Reform bill. The bill passed the House 237-192.

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The Delaware Poker Beat #2 – Seasoned “Twoplustwo” Grinders Enjoying De Park’s Fish

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The Delaware Poker Beat #2 – Seasoned “Twoplustwo” Grinders Enjoying De Park’s Fish

Re: Delaware Park Poker Room News Played Sunday for about 5 hours (12-5pm) and there were 6 tables going and got seated within 10 mins. Got the feel of Harrah’s in the card room and there were plenty of TV’s to catch about anything you wanted to watch. I luckily got seated at a action […]

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Wednesday Open Thread

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The Wednesday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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This’ll be quicker than I’d like. Going to work early so that I can take in the live feed of the last night of session later. Plus, my internet is zotzing in and out, courtesy of the criminals at Comcast. You can’t spell ‘bandwidth’ without ‘bandit’. The Budget Bill passed the Senate Wednesday, 16 Yes, […]

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Final Appeal – 2Q Fundraising

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Today is the 2nd quarter deadline for giving to candidates. Help make Congress progressive!

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A Blog Post About Nothing

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A Blog Post About Nothing

Remember a few days ago when the FBI caught a ring of Russian spies. I’m sure Fox News was all a twitter over it. [youtube wuNh-4JhUj0] Actually, according to espionage journalist Davie Wise, it was much ado about nothing. And how many secrets from the White House, the Pentagon or the C.I.A. could a Russian […]

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God Works In Mysterious Ways

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Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle believes that abortion should be illegal in all circumstances because “God has a plan.”

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The Oprah Presidency?

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The Oprah Presidency?

Conservative columnist Kathleen Parker must hate that she doesn’t have a penis. What else could I infer from her vapid column in today’s Washington Post, “Obama: Our first female president”. The premise of the piece is interesting, take Toni Morrison’s famous analogy that Bill Clinton was our first black president, and turn it on its […]

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C’mon Delaware Episode #9 – June 29 2010

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C’mon Delaware Episode #9 – June 29 2010

The Backstory Episode. Click here to listen. Donviti predicts we’ll have a value proposition by week 12. July 4th coming up, but the fireworks topic goes nowhere. Neither of us do the backyard illegal fireworks thing. I relate my story about trying to get in touch with Tom Kovachs and that story goes nowhere. I […]

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Boehner Can’t Relate to SPF 35 and Above Americans

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Boehner Can’t Relate to SPF 35 and Above Americans

As The Orange One (aka Jim Boehner) comes out swinging against the financial reform package, the White House hit back. Robert Gibbs said that Boehner is out of touch with regular Americans. At his daily briefing, Mr. Gibbs said Mr. Boehner was “opening one’s mouth and removing most of the doubt that you’re completely out […]

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Tuesday Open Thread

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The Tuesday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Who is Contacting Me? for June 29th 2010

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Who is Contacting Me?  for June 29th 2010

Only the freaking VIce President of the United States, that’s who… Golly. I must be important.

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