Archive for October, 2011

Question of the Day

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In case you were unaware of the earth stopping news that an attention starved pseudo-celebrity with no discernable skills or societal worth named Kim Kardashian was getting a divorce 72 days after she married to more fanfare than the Royal Wedding, well than, now you know. Since this topic is trending planet-wide on Twitter… Name things that are longer than a Kim Kardashian marriage.

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Halloween Open Thread [10.31.11]

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Halloween Open Thread [10.31.11]

Happy Halloween! And what would Halloween be in Delaware without a tribute to our favorite witch, Christine O’Donnell.

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Why Beau Biden Had to File Suit Against MERS and the Crooks Behind MERS…

Filed in Delaware, National by on October 31, 2011 21 Comments

…Because the Feds and state attorneys-general drafting this deal have come up with terms so pitifully weak that these negotiators make Nevil Chamberlain look like Scott Boras by comparison. That’s why.

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Over At Kilroy’s: What About The (Charter) Children?

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I’ve been having a back and forth with Kilroy over at his blog. It all started with this thought in his post entitled: Pennsylvania moves towards school voucher.

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Delaware-centric beer?

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Dogfish Head is releasing a new beer with “deep Delaware roots.” This is so important that Governor Markell will be on hand at the announcement. So our dear readers, what will a Delaware centric beer taste like?

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Mitt Romney is one lucky bastard

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Rick Perry gives a weird speech, and Cain has a Clarence Thomas problem.

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What the Hell? Vance Phillips in plane crash, breaks back.

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Talk about a no-good very bad horrible past few days for Sussex County Councilman Vance Phillips. According to WGMD, Phillips was flying his motorized ultralight airplane when it crashed yesterday. He is at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville this morning being treated for a broken back. Politics aside, we hope his injuries are not too serious and that he recovers fully.

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Monday Daily Delawhere [10.31.11]

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Monday Daily Delawhere [10.31.11]

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Sunday Open Thread [10.30.11]

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NCCo Executive Paul Clark recused himself from signing Stoltz rezoning ordinance into law, and thus the Barley Mill plan will become law without his signature. Smart, as I wonder if that conflict of interest was going to be a legal basis to challenge the plan.

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The News Journal Notices The Shallow Bench

Filed in Delaware by on October 30, 2011 18 Comments

Today’s News Journal features a long article on the mess that is the Delaware GOP.

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [10.30.11]

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [10.30.11]

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Saturday Open Thread [10.29.11]

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The appalling lack of empathy from a NY-based foreclosure mill led to a Halloween Party last year where the employees dressed up to mock people who were losing their homes or who were homeless. Joe Nocera at the NYT has the details and some of the pictures. You really need to go look.

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [10.29.11]

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [10.29.11]

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Late Night Video — Where Occupy Wall Street Headlines Come From

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Hysterical! via From Pine View Farm

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Video Discovered of Sheriff Christopher in Action

Filed in Delaware by on October 28, 2011 0 Comments

I have just found video of Sheriff Jeff Christopher in action down here in Sussex County. He makes his appearance at 12:20 in the video. For the pointy-headed munchkins over at DP, this is parody.

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Friday Open Thread [10.28.11]

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Mississippi Personhood

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A constitutional amendment facing voters in Mississippi on Nov. 8, and similar initiatives brewing in half a dozen other states including Florida and Ohio, would declare a fertilized human egg to be a legal person, effectively branding abortion and some forms of birth control as murder.

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Talking About The Weather Is No longer Mundane

Filed in Delaware by on October 28, 2011 4 Comments
Talking About The Weather Is No longer Mundane

Snow in October? Seriously? Half the trees in my neighborhood are still green, the others have turned but haven’t dropped most of their leaves.

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Friday Daily Delawhere [10.28.11]

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Friday Daily Delawhere [10.28.11]

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Comment Rescue: Your New and More Conservative State GOP.

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So this is the new and more conservative Delaware GOP? Christine O’Donnell and her lawyer suing each other, Sussex County Councilman Vance Phillips and Sheriff Jeff Christopher in a physical altercation, State Party Chairman John Sigler putting the seal of approval on racism, and Dover City Councilman David Anderson using the Holocaust for political laughs. Delaware Democrats need to invent a word for “way the Hell more than a super majority.”

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Zombie Casino Alert!

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It’s not quite the Zombie Apocalpyse (Casino Edition), but Delaware’s casinos have formally asked for the state to make them healthy. Or, at least, healthier. According to this NJ article, Delaware’s casinos will be asking for givebacks to the tune of $10M on licence fees as well as for the state to reduce the taxes on the games and slots.

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Thursday Open Thread [10.27.11]

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Chelsea Clinton for Congress? Oh, and, if the economy is improving, what is the GOP Plan B? The only way they can win in 2012 is on economic frustration.

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BREAKING: AG Biden Suing Keepers of Mortgage Data Base, News-Journal Reports

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Good for him. The News-Journal is reporting that Delaware is filing suit against MERS (Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems).

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What Does Romney Stand For? Nothing, As Far As I Can Tell

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Up until recently I never gave Mitt Romney much thought. He was just sort of there. And while I’d never vote for him, I never viewed him as horrible. Which was why I kept my eye on him. Out of all the Republican candidates Romney was the one I considered the biggest threat to Obama. The reason I viewed him as a threat was his ability to appear reasonable and sane, and with the economy the way it is I could see people being comfortable with voting for him. I don’t see that any more.

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Thursday Daily Delawhere [10.27.11]

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Thursday Daily Delawhere [10.27.11]

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