Archive for September, 2011

Bloody Chapter of du Pont Family History Getting Big Screen Treatment

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Steve Carell will be playing murder John du Pont in “Foxcatcher” a movie by Moneyball director Bennett Miller. Via Iwatchstuff.com: “In the film, Carell will play John du Pont, a member of the famed Du Pont family who used some of his vast, inherited fortune to build a wrestling training camp called Team Foxcatcher on […]

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So this “Occupy Wall Street” thing is happening

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I once work along side of a woman who thought that if she rubbed cedar blocks under her arms, she wouldn’t have body odor. She thought wrong. Ever since then I guess I’ve had a visceral distaste for drum circle dancing, ironic sign holding, Ralph Nader voting hippies. This news via boing boing seems like a good thing though.

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Friday Open Thread

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First Read: “No president since George H.W. Bush has had more foreign-policy successes happen under his watch than President Obama. The death of bin Laden. The dismantling of al Qaeda. The ouster of Khaddafy. And the end of combat operations in Iraq.” And now the radical American-born Al Qaeda leader, Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed in […]

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Kevin Wade is Exploring What Exactly?

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Exploring whether Christine O’Donnell is delusional enough for yet another quioxitic run for high office? Whether the tea party message is so toxic in Delaware that it would doom his chances right from the start? Whether Tom Carper is one of those politicians that everyone dislikes but still wins going away every time.

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Daily Delawhere, Friday, September 30, 2011

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Daily Delawhere, Friday, September 30, 2011

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Holy SH*&# !

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BofA To Charge Debit Card Use Fee

Bank of America plans to start charging customers who make purchases with a debt card a fee of $5 per month starting early next year, Reuters reports.

Okay, it is $5.00 per month, when I first read it I thought it was $5.00 per ATM transaction. But still…. BofA if awfully grabby.

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Thursday Open Thread

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Thursday Open Thread

So there are two pictures on eBay purporting to be taken during the Civil War (the left photograph) and years before in 1850 (the right photo). These pictures prove that Nicholas Cage and John Travolta are undead vampires of the night.

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El Somnambulo on Al’s Show Today

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Thursday, Sept. 29 at 10 am. We will talk about the latest state legislative rip-offs of the public, and I will share sort-of a first conceptual draft of a ‘Legislative Reform’ agenda, an agenda that I hope many will consider, support, and lobby their legislators on behalf of. We’ll have more on that on DL […]

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Daily Delawhere, Thursday, September 29, 2011

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Daily Delawhere, Thursday, September 29, 2011

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Perry Campaign Death Rattle?

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I still think Perry will end up as the GOP’s “Not Romney” but this is a horrible development for the Perry campaign.

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John Sigler Gives DE GOP Imprimatur to Sussex County Racist Gathering: Part III – The Stonewalling Continues

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- Seven days have passed since Bill Colley posted a racist screed on the WGMD web site stating that the Mother of the President of the United States had sex with African “savages” to “civilize” them. [The racist rant is still posted on the WGMD web site, and has since been cross posted on an Aryan Nation web site.]

– Five days have passed since DE GOP chair John Sigler was informed that Bill Colley jocularly tweeted that the event would include burning homosexuals and lynching blacks.

– Four days have passed since Sigler…

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Happy New Year to all our Jewish Friends.

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Happy New Year to all our Jewish Friends.

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90% of Life is Just Showing Up.

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Last night, we had a great turnout at the PDD event for Sen. Coons. Unfortunately, at the same time, an important meeting was taking place down in Dover. The Public Service Commision was holding a hearing on Bloom Energy’s plan for turning the old Chrysler plant into a factory making fuel cells and “Bloom Boxes.” The hearing also concerned Delmarva’s plans to place two clusters of Bloom Boxes on two sites in New Castle County adjacent to Delmarva electrical substaions. These clusters themselves will generate approximately 30 megawatts of power for the electrical grid, which is enough to power approximately 25,000 homes.

And guess what? The hearing room was filled with 9/12 Teabaggers, who all probably said Bloom Boxes were Boxes full of Socialism, or some such tripe, and that global warming is a hoax, and they we should drill baby drill off Rehoboth. Yes, that is what our public officials on the Commissions heard last night. The News Journal was there last night. They won’t be coming to the meeting tonight in Wilmington, because they have their story: Bloom Boxes are evil.

So tonight and tomorrow, progressives get their second chance, not to sway public opinion through the News Journal, but to buck up our public officials that the plan does have support, and that some of their public, if not most of their public, wants renewable and alternative energy.

The meeting is tonight at 7 pm at the Carvel State Office Building Auditorium, Mezzanine Level, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington, Delaware. Tomorrow, our great Progressive neighbors in Sussex County get their chance, with a meeting at the Del Tech Community College, Owens Campus, Arts and Sciences Building, Theater, Georgetown, DE 19930.

And if can’t make either of these meetings, then you simply must send a written comment to the Commission supporting the Bloom Energy plan.

Email your comments by Friday, September 30, 2011 to Kevin Neilson, Regulatory Policy Administrator for the PSC at kevin.neilson@state.de.us

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Wednesday Open Thread

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Yeah, Sarah Palin isn’t running.

“Does a title shackle a person? Are they — someone like me, maverick, you know, I do go rogue, and I call it like I see it, and I don’t mind stirring it up…. is a title and is a campaign too shackling? Does that prohibit me from being out there, out of the box, not allowing handlers to shape me?”

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Economists: Pass the Obama Jobs Bill, No Recession; Do what the GOP wants, Recession Guaranteed.

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President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan would help avoid a return to recession by maintaining growth and pushing down the unemployment rate next year, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg News. Meanwhile, Republican plans would contract the GDP by 1.7%.

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Could This Happen in Sussex

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When a person is elected to public office, the take an oath to uphold the laws and Constitution of the State. Unfortunately, some think they can pick and choose which laws to obey and enforce. Sussex County Clerk of Peace George Parrish isn’t sure how he will respond to the new Civil Unions bill.

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Putting A Price Tag On Sex

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Given all the stupid articles ever written about sex, this has to be the stupidest. Grab a cup of coffee, this is going to take a while.

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Christie ain’t Christ

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So last night Governor Christie gave a speech and took questions from the parishioners at the Cathedral of Saint Ronald, otherwise known as the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Instead of giving Shermanesque statements denying any run for President this year, which he has given in the past, this time he was more deflective and coy. Especially after one questioner basically got down on his knees and offered his firstborn daughter as sacrifice.

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Idiot Chicken

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In one of the more idiotic statements offered by a politician in some time, North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue said suspend congressional elections for two years “so that Congress can focus on economic recovery and not the next election,” the Raleigh News and Observer reports.

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Daily Delawhere, Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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Daily Delawhere, Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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Tuesday Open Thread

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The Deltones, a cappela group from the University of Delaware that was chosen to compete with 15 other groups on a new reality show on NBC called “The Sing-off,” were a hit among the judges last night. They have advanced forward to the next round. The Deltones have 15 members, 10 alumni and five current UD students. The winners of “The Sing-Off” will get $200,000 and a recording contract.

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Bloom Energy Meetings Tonight and Tomorrow

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Bloom Energy Meetings Tonight and Tomorrow

If you can’t make PDD’s meeting with Senator Coons in New Castle tonight, then perhaps you can attend the Public Service Commission’s hearings on Bloom Energy this week. The PSC hearings this week are tonight at the Cannon Building Hearing Room, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, Delaware at 7 p.m. and tomorrow at the Carvel State Office Building Auditorium, Mezzanine Level, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington, Delaware, also at 7 p.m.

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PDD Welcomes Senator Chris Coons Tonight

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One of the issues we will be discussing with Senator Coons tonight is the American Jobs Act, the DADT repeal and the prospect for the repeal of DOMA in the future, and his opinions on the budget and the horribly named Super Congress. If you can’t make it tonight, what questions do you have. If you can make it, please join us at the special meeting of the Progressive Democrats for Delaware at 6:30 p.m. at the Delaware Democratic Party Headquarters, located at 19 E. Commons Blvd, in New Castle. PDD meetings are open to all like-minded voters.

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Daily Delawhere, Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Daily Delawhere, Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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As Furor Grows Over Sigler’s Endorsement of Racist Gathering, More Questions Arise

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As Furor Grows Over Sigler’s Endorsement of Racist Gathering, More Questions Arise

In addition to endorsing the racist ravings of a Sussex County disk jockey, DE GOP Chair John Sigler promoted the gathering on the GOP state website as a Republican event. It was in fact a fundraiser for an ultra-conservative PAC. How “ulta-conservative” is the PAC in question? So conservative that Joe Booth is too liberal for them.

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