Archive for January, 2012

Sunday Daily Delawhere [1.29.12]

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [1.29.12]

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Saturday Open Thread [1.28.12]

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It is a gorgeous day outside and hope that everyone is having some fun today. But if you are inside catching up on paperwork, reading or just looking through recipes for goodies to cook for Super Bowl Sunday (yawn), use this thread to talk about what interests you today or news we should be paying attention to.

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Governor Markell on Morning Joe

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This video clip is from yesterday’s show, where Governor Markell appeared with both Governor O’Malley from Maryland and Governor Quinn from Illinois. A number of the questions are actually good ones, but better were the answers by these Governors. The focus on jobs and real issues in contrast to the circus that is the current GOP campaign for President is great and I’m hoping that there is somebody out there who will pay attention to getting more Democratic voices like this speaking everywhere over the next months.

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [1.28.12]

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [1.28.12]

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Friday Open Thread [1.27.12]

Filed in Open Thread by on January 27, 2012 13 Comments

Two major polls from NBC and ABC show the same thing: Mitt Romney’s favorability has dropped dramatically over the course of the Republican primary. In one poll, among independents, 51% don’t view him favorably while just 23% do. That is mind-blowingly bad. Sarah Palin bad. Dan Quayle bad. Jack the Ripper bad. So in the end, it doesn’t matter who is the nominee of the Republican Party anymore. Whether it is Romney or Gingrich, both are going to lose, and probably lose big, to President Obama.

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My Thoughts On Last Night’s GOP Debate

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I’ve always known Mitt Romney was going to be the nominee – whether the Republican base wanted him or not. They don’t, btw. That said, he may wrap it up sooner than later. So what happened last night…

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Delaware Political Weekly: January 21-27, 2012

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Anyone expecting Sen. Mike Katz (4th) to go gently into that good night against Greg Lavelle are bound to be disappointed. Katz already has almost $200 K in the bank, much of it from Delaware’s medical community, with $73K in the form of a personal loan. Lavelle has $82K, $25K of which is in the form of a personal loan. This is one race where finances will not do the Democrat in. Meanwhile, neither Dave Sokola nor Liane Sorenson are rolling in dough. Time to toss some $$’s Sokola’s way.

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Friday Daily Delawhere [1.27.12]

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Friday Daily Delawhere [1.27.12]

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Me No Speaka Da English

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Apparently, you need to speak the Queen’s English in order to run for office in Arizona. At least that’s what some county judge ruled in Yuma today.

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Here They Go Again… GOP’s 37,586th Debate

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Will Newt bring an ice bucket? Yes, I will be watching, because… because… because… I think I’m waiting for Newt to explode.

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Campaign Finance Reports – KWS Edition

Filed in Delaware by on January 26, 2012 23 Comments

End of year campaign finance reports were due by January 20, 2012, and of course, KWS filed hers late. It makes for some interesting reading.

It seems that a number of individuals and law firms with an interest in the captive insurance industry like KWS enough to give her money. Now mind you, captive insurance does nothing for the consumer. It isn’t to benefit Delaware consumers; captive insurance is insurance for corporations. It isn’t to benefit our state, and, despite her claims to the contrary, the captive bureau does not fill the state’s coffers. So why does KWS push the captive bureau so hard? Because it makes her donors (lawyers and law firms who work in captive insurance) more money. And in turn, they kick-back money to her campaign.

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Thursday Open Thread [1.26.12]

Filed in Open Thread by on January 26, 2012 22 Comments

Two polls yesterday indicated two things: 1) that the Democrats are heading for a takeover in the House, and 2) Romney now has toxic favorability numbers that make him, and Gingrich, unelectable in the general. Meanwhile, President Obama has a 53% favorability rating.

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Soylent Green is People

Filed in National by on January 26, 2012 12 Comments

My guess is that it was a slow day in the Oklahoma State Senate. Why else would this rethuglican legislator introduce this bill? An Oklahoma Republican is pushing a bill to outlaw the use of human fetuses in food, because, as he says, ‚Äúthere is a potential that there are companies that are using aborted […]

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