Archive for June, 2011

Thursday Open Thread

Filed in National by on June 30, 2011 11 Comments

The Thursday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Thurs., June 30, 2011

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The final and, invariably, the worst legislative day of the year. Well, maybe not final. There could be a Special Session in the fall. But definitely the worst. Very little has to be done today. The Budget Bill is on the way to the Governor for his signature. The Grant-In-Aid Bill has already passed the […]

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Debt Ceiling – Are We Screwed?

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Ezra Klein reports that the Obama’s press conference means the debt ceiling negotiations have failed.

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Farewell Glenn Beck

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Farewell Glenn Beck

Today is Glenn Beck’s last show. Media Matters has several looks back.

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Late Night Video — Senators Tell LGBT Youth That It Gets Better

Filed in Delaware, National by on June 29, 2011 11 Comments

This is excellent — several U.S. Senators film another bit of support to LGBT youth, sending the message that it does get better. MANY props to Senator Chris Coons who is a big participant here.

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Another Edition of IOKIYAR — Christine O’Donnell Saved by the GOP

Filed in Delaware, National by on June 29, 2011 14 Comments

So the rest of the story of how the FEC charges against O’Donnell got dropped finally comes out. And she is saved from having to account for her mismanagement of campaign funds by the Republican commissioners on the FEC.

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Wednesday Open Thread

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The Wednesday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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President Obama News Conference Now

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Use this as discussion thread if you are listening.

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General AssemblyPost-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Weds., June 29, 2011

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Here’s what we/I learned yesterday: For the remaining two days of session,  the Pre-Game Show section of my posts ain’t worth the paper it’s not printed on. Many of the key legislative developments did not show up on any agenda. Two cases in point: The House passed the Democratic redistricting plan by a 26-10 vote, […]

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Is Bachmann Silly So You Won’t Notice The Crazy?

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Michele Bachmann says some silly things, which get way more attention than the crazy things.

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Gawd Oh Mighty! Democrats Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!!!!

Filed in National by on June 29, 2011 14 Comments

I have not been watching news or reading many blogs (other than the ever optimistic Daily Kos) because it is just too depressing. I just stopped pointing and laughing at the GOP for two minutes to read the top few posts at Americablog.com and I realized how right I am to ignore the Democrats. Obama […]

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Watching the CRI Sink Into Irrevelancy

Filed in Delaware by on June 28, 2011 13 Comments

Not that they were especially relevant in the first place. Their factually-challenged and ideologically-driven attempts to join the *debate* has largely been a flop, yet we find John Stapleford has been able to get more space at the NJ editorial page to try to sow their confusion to Delawareans.

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Tuesday Open Thread

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The Tuesday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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The Decline Of Employee Loyalty

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The Decline Of Employee Loyalty

American workers are increasingly miserable and many can’t wait to jump to new jobs.

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If America Loses, Eric Cantor Wins

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Eric Cantor has money invested fund that shorts US Treasury bonds. In other words, Cantor will gain financially if the US defaults on its debt.

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Delaware General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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As we move into the last week of this session, here is what absolutely must happen in the next three days: * The Budget Bill, already passed in the House, must pass in the Senate. *The Bond Bill must pass both houses *The Grant-In-Aid bill must pass both houses (a grant-in-aid bill is not legally […]

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Late Night Video — What Killed the Dream?

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This is from the Change to Win people, who encourage folks to attend the events of the Speak Out for Good Jobs Tour.

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Rethugs Urge Creation of New Post to Do the State Auditor’s Job

Filed in National by on June 27, 2011 35 Comments
Rethugs Urge Creation of New Post to Do the State Auditor’s Job

Some things I can simply not make up. Today, a group of Rethug legislators and their gun-totin’ Party Chairman called for the creation of a brand-new ‘Office of the Inspector General’. In the release, Monsignor Greg Lavelle is quoted as saying: “If anyone previously doubted that we need a government watchdog, the last few years […]

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Wall Street ‘No Snitchin’ Culture

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That is the topic of a new piece by Ted Kaufman today. According to Kaufman, the common wisdom among bankers is that the biggest six of the Too Big To Fail banks ought to be broken up or at least subject to greater regulatory requirements. And why don’t you hear more about this? Apparently the No Snitchin’ culture is big among the Joseph A. Banks-suited set too.

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Monday Open Thread

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The Monday edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Bitter Tears

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The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is not throwing in the towel in opposition to marriage equality and is promising to seek retribution on the Republican NY senators who voted yes.

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Wagner & Cathcart – It’s Getting Smoky

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A Delaware City councilman says that Tom Wagner personally interceded on behalf of Dick Cathcart for the manager position.

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Weekend Open Thread

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The weekend edition of your semi-daily open thread.

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Let the Recall Elections Begin

Filed in National by on June 24, 2011 7 Comments

The first ads are up and running in Wisconsin in an attempt to flip the state senate to Democratic control. The labor-backed progressive group We Are Wisconsin has launched its first television ad of the upcoming recall elections, targeting state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls). Harsdorf is one of six Republican state senators facing recall […]

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All Eyes On New York – Marriage Equality Vote Tonight

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A bill to bring marriage equality to the state of New York will be voted on tonight.

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