Archive for November, 2011

How Republicans Look to the World

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These eight presidential wannabes are happy enough not only to demolish their own reputations but also that of their party, the once worthy party of Abraham Lincoln. They are also ruining the reputation of the United States. They lie, deceive, scuffle and speak every manner of idiocy. And they expose a political, economic, geographic and historical ignorance compared to which George W. Bush sounds like a scholar.

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Romney’s No Good Very Bad Day

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It occurs to me that Mitt Romney has been and is pursuing the very same “Inevitability” strategy that Hillary Clinton tried in 2008. It didn’t work for Clinton, no doubt in part to the quality of her opponents in the Democratic primary. But I thought up until a few weeks ago that it was going to work for Romney, because his opposition was splintered among several weak, crazy and flawed candidates.

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Why Must Crazy Wingnuts Be So Stupid Too?

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Michele Bachmann told an Iowa crowd today that, were she President right now, she would close down the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, I guess in retaliation to the storming of the British Embassy yesterday. Now, no doubt, the thought of Bachmann being President right now has caused you to start screaming, or laughing, or both, uncontrollably. I will wait for you to stop.

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Wednesday Open Thread [11.30.11]

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“You want to know the biggest reason Mitt Romney hasn’t surged at any point in the Republican Presidential race this year? It’s because the more GOP primary voters across the country have been exposed to him, the less they’ve liked him. There are 13 places PPP has polled the Republican race in October or November where it also did a poll sometime between January and March. In those places Romney’s net favorability has dropped by an average of 15 points over the course of the year.”

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More and Bigger Piles of Free Money for Rich People? That’ll work.

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Shoving piles of free money at rich people is how we fix things these days, so while I’m not sure what this means – if “the markets” like it, it must be good.

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [11.30.11]

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [11.30.11]

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NFL To Welcome Another Tax Cheat to the Robber Baron Club

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are being sold. Long-time owner Wayne Weaver is selling his franchise to one Shahid Khan, should NFL owners approve. Who is Shahid Khan? Well, he tried to buy the St. Louis Rams a couple of years back after Georgia Frontiere died, but it turns out that he was a huge tax cheat.

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Senators Coons, Don’t Vote for This

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The US Senate’s Defense Authorization Bill redefines America as a “battlefield” and authorizes US troops to conduct military arrests of civilians on US soil, and to indefinitely detain citizens without charge or trial. The ACLU wants you to write to your senator and demand that this insanity not pass. Call Senator Coons at (302) 573-6345

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The Christine O’Donnell “Behind-Closed-Doors/I Don’t Know My Own Mind” Primary State Tour

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One-time tea party darling and thrice-failed Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is asking voters in the key early nominating states to help her choose a GOP candidate to endorse for president. She needs help in choosing a candidate to support because it’s, oh so, hard and confusing? I’m not buying it. This is about what it’s always about with Christine: Attention.

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Tuesday Open Thread [11.29.11]

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These crazy Republicans are really going to do it. They are going to nominate Newton Leroy Gingrich. I love it.

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Team Obama Strategy to Weaken Romney In Order to Help Gingrich Appears to Be Working

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Gingrich is the least popular politician in the country and is probably among the least popular people in the country. Naturally, Team Obama wants to meet him in the general instead of the more telegenic and electable Mitt Romney. But could Republicans possibly be stupid enough to nominate Newt “serial adulterer, lobbyist for Fannie Mae, delivered divorce papers to his wife on her cancer bed, has a million dollar line of credit at a jewelry store” Gingrich?

Why, yes. They could well be that stupid.

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Help Program Tomorrow’s Al Mascitti Show!

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El Somnambulo will appear on the Al Mascitti Show this Wednesday, November 29 at 10 a.m. 1150-Newsradio on your AM dial. For the first time ever, I’m giving you the chance to propose topics for the show. I’ve already got three lined up, but I usually go through five or six in two hours.

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [11.29.11]

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [11.29.11]

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Who said it, Kovach or Carney? The ‘Burdensome Regulations’ Edition

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Who thinks burdensome regulations are killing the economy? Which candidate is seeking your vote based on a policy of freeing corporations from the onerous and burdensome regulations that are choking off economic growth in America?

See if you can tell by playing this week’s- Who said it? Kovach or Carney?

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Monday Open Thread [11.28.11]

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Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) will not run for re-election for a 17th term. He’ll hold a press conference at 1 pm ET to discuss his decision.

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Tweeting Teen More Media Savvy Than Gov. Brownback

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“I don’t think I should write the letter, and I don’t think it would be the best move for me,” Emma Sullivan, 18, said late Sunday night. “At this time, I do not think an apology would be a sincere thing for me to do.”

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The Tip Of The Iceberg?

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It’s a shame, but we all need to be watchful over people with authority and influence over children. I am not painting all coaches with the same brush, but it seems to me that if you want to have access to children coaching offers a fertile hunting ground.

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Paul Calistro Announces for Mayor of Wilmington

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Paul Calistro told friends and supporters over this holiday weekend that he was definitely IN as a candidate for the Mayor of Wilmington for 2012.

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Robolincoln Edges Out Ron Paul for Third Place in Recent Iowa Polling

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Robolincoln Edges Out Ron Paul for Third Place in Recent Iowa Polling

I guess Iowa Republicans have not given up searching for the “not Romney”.

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Monday Daily Delawhere [11.28.11]

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Monday Daily Delawhere [11.28.11]

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It’s Time

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [11.27.11]

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [11.27.11]

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [11.26.11]

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [11.26.11]

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Black Friday Open Thread [11.25.11]

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Black Friday Open Thread [11.25.11]

On your Black Friday open thread, tell us about the deals you scored, the leftovers you are making or the laughing you are doing at the shoppers or the people working out leftovers strategies.

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Black Friday Long Reading Links

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With any luck, you got to sleep in late and indulge in a pot of coffee and maybe biscuits and gravy for breakfast. If you are having a fairly leisurely day (or need something to read on your iPad while waiting for your loved ones to emerge with their Black Friday haul) here you go:

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