Archive for December, 2011

Frothmentum Continues

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The respected Des Moines Register’s final Iowa Poll, often considered the final word on caucus, shows Mitt Romney leading at 24%, followed by Ron Paul at 22%, Rick Santorum at 15%, Newt Gingrich at 12%, Rick Perry at 11%, Michele Bachmann at 7%. But, there is more to the story…..

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New Years Eve Open Thread [12.31.11]

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Sarah Palin is feeling neglected. She tells the Washington Post that the GOP presidential candidates need to pick up a copy of her book.

We’ve also got some year end compilations for you inside, including DJ Earworms’ mashup of the top 25 songs of 2011:

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Google’s Year in Review

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New Years Eve Daily Delawhere [12.31.11]

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New Years Eve Daily Delawhere [12.31.11]

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Friday Open Thread [12.30.11]

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Mitt Romney leads in Iowa. This is the most anti-climactic nomination race ever held.

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Your Predictions for 2012 [Here are Mine]

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A non-Mitt Romney candidate will win the Iowa Caucuses. But a Mitt Romney candidate will be the Republican nominee for President. There will be a third party candidate from the right, I just can’t decide if it will be Ron Paul, Donald Trump or Sarah Palin.

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Friday Daily Delawhere [12.30.11]

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Friday Daily Delawhere [12.30.11]

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Virginia GOP Officially Becomes Autocratic

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I always love hearing the Fatman and that other RWNJ on WDEL spout off about how Democrats and Liberals are nothing but a bunch of socialists and “fellow travelers.” Apparently they haven’t been paying attention to the Virginia Republican Party.

The Virginia GOP has declared that anyone who wants to vote in the Presidential primary must sign a loyalty oath. Yes, you read that correctly, you must swear allegiance to the GOP and cross your heart and hope to die that you will vote for whomever the GOP presidential nominee is.

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Tornoe’s Toon: A Civil Union-y New Year!

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Tornoe’s Toon: A Civil Union-y New Year!

I’ve drawn my fair share of cartoons on why civil unions are a step-forward, but gay marriage is the way to go if you’re looking for true equity.

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Progressive Taxation Makes Us Happier

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Progressive Taxation Makes Us Happier

Turns out taxing the rich to help make a better society is not only a good thing, but it makes us happier.

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Thursday Open Thread [12.29.11]

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Thursday Open Thread [12.29.11]

A new Nixon biography is coming: “Yet the most extraordinary claim is that the homophobic Nixon may have been gay himself. If true, it would provide a fascinating insight into the motivation and behavior of a notoriously secretive politician.”

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The Top Eleven Delaware Liberal Posts of 2011 [Delaware Stories]

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This was an active year politically for an off year. From more embarrassment, incompetence, and betryal from Karen Weldin Stewart, resulting in a legitimate primary challenge, to a showdown over a basketball hoop in Claymont, to the demise of Tom Capano (for which we are all grateful), to the Tigani scandal, to the constant entertainment that the teabagging whackjobs down in Sussex provide, it was a fun year, if you enjoy insanity.

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The Top Eleven Delaware Liberal Posts of 2011 [National Stories]

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The year is drawing to a close, and what a horrible year it was. We had to endure the new Republican majority in the House and their childish temper tantrums at anything and everything, resulting in numerous examples of hostage taking, creating crises and panics and treasonously attempting to sabotage the national economy. If that wasn’t enough, we had a horrific earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the subsequent nuclear meltdown in Fukushima. We had the attempted assassination of a Congresswoman in Arizona, and a murder of brave county cops here at home. We also had to endure the ramp up of the Republican presidential primary, what with all the lies and the downright bigotry espoused to capture the support of equally ignorant and bigoted and yet fickle Republican voters.

So I thought it would be fun, and painful, to relive it all if the form of revisiting of checking out what where the top eleven posts on Delaware Liberal in 2011. In this installment, we will concentrate only on national stories and politics. Later this morning, I will post the top ten Delaware posts of 2011. The only criteria determining what is and is not the top ten in both cases is page views. There is no substantive or editorial comment at work here, but usually, only good posts get the page views in the first place.

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Thursday Daily Delawhere [12.29.11]

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Thursday Daily Delawhere [12.29.11]

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Frothmentum.

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The Santorum Surge has begun, at long-frothy-last.

In Iowa, CNN has Romney leading the Republican presidential field with 25%, followed by Ron Paul at 22%, Rick Santorum at 16%, Newt Gingrich at 14%, Rick Perry at 11%, Michele Bachmann at 9%, and Jon Huntsman at 1%.

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The Comedic Stylings of Arlen Specter

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Wednesday Open Thread [12.28.11]

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The Blue Water Wind deal is dead for now. How nice. And how anti-climatic after all the hard work and effort to get that deal agreed to in the first place. Hopefully new financing and investors can be found in the coming year or two so that the deal can be revived.

In the fight for the Republican nomination, if only scientists can somehow combine Gingrich, Perry, Bachmann and Santorum into one ultra conservative super hero, that candidate would sweep every primary and caucas en route to the nominate.

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [12.28.11]

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [12.28.11]

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For The Last Night of Chanukah

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Ending this week-long celebration of the Festival of Lights with the latest video from the Maccabeats.

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Tuesday Open Thread [12.27.11]

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Mainstream journalists are starting to pay attention to Ron Paul and his platform. Which is good, because why it is nice to investigate stupid racist newsletters from 20 years ago, the more important thing is to expose his actual radical ideas to scruntiny. Since he is a plausible Iowa caucus win away from being the frontrunner for the GOP nomination.

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [12.27.11]

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [12.27.11]

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Oy, Are We Still Celebrating?

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Yes, this is the next to last night of Chanukah. A little story. We were the only Jewish family on our street. Most of the houses were decorated for Christmas, so my parents, not wanting us to feel left out, did the same. Except we had blue and white lights framing the front windows of […]

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Boxing Day Daily Delawhere [12.26.11]

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Boxing Day Daily Delawhere [12.26.11]

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Yes, Chanukah is Still Going On

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This is the sixth night of Chanukah. By this time when I was a young pisher, I was getting socks from my parents and a $10 bill from my grandmother.

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Merry Christmas!

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