Archive for April, 2012

Real GOP News or The Onion?

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Real GOP News or The Onion?

You’ve heard of gateway drugs — smoking marijuana supposedly leads to harder, more addictive substances. But what about “gateway sexual activity”: the hand-holding, lip-locking and light-grazes that can lead to … other things?

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Shameless Politicizing

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Shameless Politicizing

The Republicans are crying over the Obama campaign politicizing the death of Bin Laden. Let’s talk about shameless politicizing, shall we?

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Forward

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The Obama Campaign’s new video.

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Get Jon Stewart To Moderate a Presidential Debate

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Get Jon Stewart To Moderate a Presidential Debate

Cassandra_m brought this to our attention on Saturday, a petition to get Jon Stewart to moderate a presidential debate. That would be teh awesome and will probably never happen. But sign the petition anyway, who knows?

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Monday Open Thread [4.30.12]

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Serious question: what connection does this song have to the State of Delaware?

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Soccer: Manchester City v. Manchester United Preview

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Soccer: Manchester City v. Manchester United Preview

At 3 o’clock this afternoon, more than 650 million people will be watching a football match between the number one and number two teams in England.

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Polling Report and Electoral Vote Update

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Polling Report and Electoral Vote Update

We have decided to separate the polling and electoral vote map from the Open Thread and give it its own post. Makes sense, since the Open Thread is supposed to be for you, the reader, to offer and discuss something that we are missing, not for us to give you more information. Today, we have a poll out of North Dakota.

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School Board Elections Are Political

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I haven’t really commented on the upcoming School Board elections, mainly because I can’t wrap my head around what’s going on.  With all the attention on these races – phone polls, money, PACs – I keep feeling I’m missing something – Big.  What is going on?  What’s on the line?  And why the hell is […]

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PDD Meeting this Wednesday to feature NCCo forum and Treasurer Flowers

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PDD Meeting this Wednesday to feature NCCo forum and Treasurer Flowers

Candidates for the New Castle County offices of County Executive and County Council President will be the focus of the May 2nd meeting of the Progressive Democrats for Delaware (PDD). PDD President Paul Baumbach says two of the candidates have indicated they will attend and the others are expected to join them for a full airing of County issues. Baumbach will act as moderator for the forum.

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A Tale of Two Budgets

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A Tale of Two Budgets

The National Priorities Project is a government sunshine project — making the complexities of the Federal budget and budget process easily comprehensible. If you haven’t been to their website before, you should click through and bookmark this great resource. One of their efforts is a series of explainers using You Tube on various budget and policy issues. This one compares the Ryan/Romney/GOP Budget with that proposed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus:

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Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Standup?

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Steve Bennen, a producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, wrote a fantastic op-ed detailing the “severe Conservatism” of Mitt Romney.

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Republican Don Pridemore: Try To Remember The Things You Love About Your Husband While He’s Hitting You

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Republican Don Pridemore: Try To Remember The Things You Love About Your Husband While He’s Hitting You

Wisconsin Republican lawmaker says that domestic abuse should not be a reason for divorce.

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Boehner Justs Wants To Help Obama

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John Boehner has been on a little tear lately. Thursday he complained about the student loan issue, on Friday he cried, “Why do we fight about everything?”. Sunday was no different.

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Question of the Day

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Question of the Day

Why does Delaware seemingly not enforce school zone speed limits?

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The Auto Bailouts? Romney’s Idea, I Think Not

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Yesterday, Cassandra_M pointed out the first Etch A Sketch moment of the campaign.

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Smyrna’s Civics 101 Lesson: You Get What You Pay For

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Smyrna’s Civics 101 Lesson: You Get What You Pay For

Smyrna goes to the polls today in a non-binding referendum that asks if the town would approve a slight tax increase to build a much needed expansion of the Smyrna Police Station.

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Monday Daily Delawhere [4.30.12]

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Monday Daily Delawhere [4.30.12]

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Late Night Video: Colbert on the Youth Vote

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Colbert, “Why can’t Obama be more like Harry Truman?”

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Barn Door Closed After Horses Have Escaped

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The Secret Service has issued new guidelines after the Colombia scandal that will hopefully curtails the behavior of agents in the field.

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Quote of the Day

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Quote of the Day

Robert Gibbs, an advisor to the Obama campaign, gives us two quotes today from his appearance on “Meet the Press”.

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“Anarchy was occurring before our very eyes.”

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A history of the LA riots written in 1993..

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Gingrich To Continue Zombie Campaign Another Day

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Gingrich To Continue Zombie Campaign Another Day

Supposedly Newt Gingrich was going to end his presidential campaign on Tuesday, but now reports look like it will continue on till at least Wednesday. Oh, by the way, Ron Paul’s campaign is still dead.

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Homophobes Could Be Gay

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Homophobes Could Be Gay

Over the years as we’ve watched various homophobic leaders get caught in the closet, many of us have developed a theory that maybe these homophobes are in fact gay themselves. Well, now there’s a study that proves just that.

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Seriously, Austerity Is Not Working

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Seriously, Austerity Is Not Working

As we brought to your attention the other day, austerity as a policy is not working. Economist Christina D. Romer writes, “The result is that austerity is uniquely destructive right now.”

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Are Police in Delaware Tracking You?

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Are Police in Delaware Tracking You?

If you haven’t had the chance to read Sean O’Sullivan’s article in Sunday’s News Journal about the ability of the police in Delaware to track you via your cell phone, you should do so now.

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