Archive for April, 2011

Weekend Open Thread

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Weekend Open Thread

The weekend edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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UPDATE: GOP Convention News: Sig Stomps on Protack, O’Donnell Stomps on Veracity

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UPDATE: GOP Convention News: Sig Stomps on Protack, O’Donnell Stomps on Veracity

- Protack’s huffy exit caused him to miss the standing ovation that followed when someone thanked him for his “years of service.”

-While he talked about Jesus being on Don Ayotte’s side, Eric Bodenweiser wore his best Boss Hog White Suit in order to reinforce his message that SC Republicans are an anachronistic joke.

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Time To Make the Districts: The House of Representatives

Filed in Delaware by on April 29, 2011 27 Comments

OK, I admit it, I’ve let you down. Not that it’s the first time that’s happened. I’m not gonna have time to do a comprehensive analysis of all 41 districts and their likely permutations. However, I do have time to look at what George and Jerry might call ‘shrinkage’. Starting first from the basic premise […]

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Friday Open Thread

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The Friday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Prince Baldy Tied the Knot, On to the Baby Making

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I’m all for the harmless fun of a Royal Wedding. If you look at it as a celebrity event – yes it is nauseating. But if you think about that fact that the English invented this system of elaborate pomp and pageantry to protect their society from 50 – 100 years of strife and turmoil […]

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Friday Comedy

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Ralph Reed says Trump is a good candidate because he doesn’t need economic advisors.

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Morning Reading

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A well-informed voter confronts Paul Ryan at a townhall meeting.

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The Internet is Amazing Again For the First Time

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tonematrix is COOL. Play it now.

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Thursday Open Thread

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The Thursday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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DNC On The GOP Budget Plan: It’s Not Playing Well

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The DNC comes out swinging against the Republican plan to kill Medicare by releasing a video featuring angry townhalls.

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The Wicked Witch of the West Gets Handed Her Head

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I want to see more journalists do this: It’s about time someone has called these nut jobs out face to face (even if O’Donnell and Taitz were on different coasts). The next thing is for someone, anyone, to file a complaint with the California Bar Association to strip this nafka of her license to practice […]

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Disgraced Delaware Auditor Tom Wagner Quashed “Kickbacks” Investigation

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In addition to suppressing an audit that showed fellow Republican, Dick Cathcart’s involvement in possibly illegal procurement activity at DSU, disgraced Delaware Auditor Tom Wagner removed a forensic accountant who was investigating “kickbacks” involved in the $1.5 million procurement scheme. By doing so, Wagner derailed a criminal investigation into DSU’s procurement practices.

The NJ’s Wade McCullum repots:

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Second Class Citizens

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Reactions from African-Americans on the release of President Obama’s long form birth certificate.

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Wednesday Open Thread

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The Wednesday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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A Low Point In American Politics

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Today we have reached a low point in American politics. After a huge frenzy of a non-traversy, enabled by a lazy media, Barack Obama released the Holy Grail of birth certificates, the long form birth certificate. It proved what we’ve known all along, Obama was born in Hawai’i. He also gave a press conference where […]

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Restoring My Faith In The Free Market

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The Atlas Shrugged adaptation is not only tanking at the theaters, it’s doing so poorly that the producers will have to pay some theaters to keep showing it.

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Given: Anybody who thinks…

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Given: Anybody who thinks…

…that a “long form” birth certificate will shut up Republican nutbags has a screw loose.

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Tom Wagner’s Defense

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Tom Wagner offers his lame defense to the News Journal editorial board.

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Tuesday Open Thread

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The Tuesday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Why Gay Rights Supporters Should Oppose Senators Cloutier and Connor in 2012

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Three years. In Cathy Cloutier ‘Have A Great Day’ time, we’re talking 1095 not-so-great days, give or take. Senator Dori Connor and Senator Cathy Cloutier cost gays three years of equal rights, free of discrimination. How is it, you may ask, that two senators who have sought and received endorsements from gay rights groups ended […]

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More Like This Please — Paul Ryan Is Trying to End Medicare

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This is being played in various markets (including Ryan’s in Wisconsin and accompanied by a huge robocall effort to talk to votes over 45 in Republican House Districts) : And from the DCCC (this is very good from them — too long for a commercial run, but incredibly clear about the GOPers who ran on […]

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Dean Baker Writes to Senator Carper On Social Security

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Dean Baker Writes to Senator Carper On Social Security

Dean Baker’s (from the Center for Economic and Policy Research) letter to Tom Carper, reprinted with permission.

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The War Is Over (If Mitt Romney Writes An Op-Ed)

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Mitt Romney writes an op-Ed but makes some stupid factual errors.

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Senator Chris Coons on Face the Nation

Filed in Delaware by on April 25, 2011 1 Comment

Senator Coons was on Face the Nation yesterday morning:

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Chip Flowers Fumbles the Implementation of his “Economic” Program

Filed in Delaware by on April 25, 2011 10 Comments

Over the weekend, you may have noticed that a discussion started in the Friday Open Thread comments about how State Treasurer Chip Flowers’ first attempt to expand the duties of his office has run into something of a brick wall. If you look at the comments there, you’ll note that the Flowers’ Fan Club is out in force again, and they are hanging their defense of Chip Flowers on arguments that rely alot on conspiracy theories and not much on the facts on the ground.

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