Archive for May, 2012

The Polling Report [5.31.12]

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The Polling Report [5.31.12]

New polls in Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Nevada and Colorado show close races in four of the five states.

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Thursday Open Thread [5.31.12]

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President Bush is back at the White House today for his official portrait unveiling. For anyone expecting fisticuffs or tension, don’t. This ceremony is now a Presidential tradition performed before between bitter political rivals.

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Goliath Trying to Smite David. Get Out Your Slingshots.

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In this case, Goliath= Rob Tunnell, Reybold Homes, and Rethuglican legislator Rep. Ruth Briggs King, among others.

David=The Delaware Manufactured Home Owners’ Association.

The issue? Whether the 30,000 to 45,000 Delawareans who reside in manufactured housing communities are to have ANY protection from the powerful development community.

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TV Viewers Turn Off “Fox News Lite” In Droves

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I don’t watch any TV news because if you know a little bit about what is going on, you know what complete garbage TV news has become. Seriously, if I happen to be in the same room as a TV tuned to say… ABC’s version of the evening news, I can’t make it two minutes before yell, “Way to quote “The Club for Growth” like it is a legitimate source you morons!” This is distracting to other TV watchers, who don’t know that ABC news is quoting right-wing press releases as though they landed some kind of scoop.

Some people I know used to watch CNN, but when ratings started to fall, CNN thought they’d retool as “the other Fox News” which was a f#cking stupid idea on so many levels. Now they are paying the price for that stupidity.

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UPDATED: Moving School Board Elections To The General

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UPDATED: Moving School Board Elections To The General

After this last school board election I think I’m ready for this. There is draft legislation, sponsored by Rep. Longhurst, that would align public school board elections with general elections.

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Crane by a wide margin over KWS; Voters not fooled by McDowell machinations.

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What, no spamming by KWS supporters and McDowell minions? In a non scientific non random poll of our readers, Mitch Crane is vanquishing the incumbent insurance commissioner 66% to 25%. And it would only a few people are being fooled by the candidacies of Dennis Spivack and Paul Gallagher, much to Harris McDowell’s chagrin, no doubt.

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The Kill List Petition.

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I am passing this on from one of readers.

I don’t know what all your positions are on this matter. I have very strong opinions on this drone campaign and I was wondering if, in the liberal spirit of the great dissenters, you post a link to this petition on the White House web site. Would your editorial staff support this. Would you persuade your readers to sign?

Here is the link to the petition.

First, to say we have an editorial staff would imply that we pay people to edit DL. Jason still owes us all checks from 2006. I’d rather call the 9 or 10 of us freelance volunteers.

Second, I don’t know where all of my peers here at DL stand on this, but I for one do encourage everyone to sign it. And I say that not as a wide eyed purist who is criticizing the President because I didn’t get my single issue pony. The area where Obama has let us liberals down the most is in the area of civil liberties. While he ended outright torture by our own government, and while he has tried to shut down Guantanamo but was stopped by Congress, but this Kill List with no oversight or due process is a tad bit far for even my pragmatic and practical tastes.

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Thursday Daily Delawhere [5.31.12]

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Thursday Daily Delawhere [5.31.12]

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We know have a fourth choice [NCCo. Exec]

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And some of you are breathing a sign of relief. Jonathan Husband, the Engineering and Environmental Services manager in the county’s Special Services Department, has announced today that he is running for County Executive.

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Kilroy And Transparent Christina On WDEL Now!

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Kilroy and Transparent Christina will be on the Rick Jensen show at 3pm.  Tune in!

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Wednesday Open Thread [5.30.12]

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Romney’s iPhone campaign app misspells “America.” Can you imagine the shitstorm and conservative freakout if President Obama had done so?

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Tom Gordon Steals Obama’s Logo

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Tom Gordon Steals Obama’s Logo

Really Tom? Really? Tom Gordon has appropriated the Obama/Biden campaign logo for his own in an obvious attempt to directly tie his campaign for County Executive to the President’s reelection effort.

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Romney Birth Certificate Release Raises More Questions

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The big problem is that it is a “Certificate of Live Birth” and not a “Birth Certificate,” which according to this reputable website, http://tpo.net/certoflivebirth , is not an indication that someone was born in the United States. Also, this seems to be short form — where’s the complete long-form document? Conclusion: The Koch Brothers are […]

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Polling Report [5.30.12]

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Contrary to our resident teabagger RustyDils, the President has a 19 point lead in California. No, Rusty, car elevators do not endear Romney to Californians. Meanwhile, Michigan becomes strong Obama territory, and Obama takes a slight lead in Colorado, although not a big enough lead for Colorado to lose its Toss up status.

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Shocker: GOP wants to keep the popular parts of “obamacare” without paying for them…

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This is pretty typical for the reality impaired GOP. They want to force insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions without an individual mandate that would create a big enough risk pool to pay for that coverage.

I have no doubt that they will propose some magical unicorn financing system which will make the system viable. Perhaps Iraq War oil revenue…?

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [5.30.12]

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [5.30.12]

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I’m Liking Team Obama’s Righteous Anger

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From Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter:

“Mitt Romney’s continued embrace of Donald Trump and refusal to condemn his disgraceful conspiracy theories demonstrates his complete lack of moral leadership. Now he’s even standing by silently as Trump assails John McCain’s courage in standing up to the most extreme and hateful voices in the Republican Party—all in order to raise money for himself. If Mitt Romney lacks the backbone to stand up to a charlatan like Donald Trump because he’s so concerned about lining his campaign’s pockets, what does that say about the kind of president he would be?”

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Tuesday Open Thread [5.29.12]

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Tuesday Open Thread [5.29.12]

Bill Maher has the antidote to Birtherism.

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Tuesday Polling Report [5.29.12]

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Tuesday Polling Report [5.29.12]

There was not much by way of polls released over the holiday weekend, so we will have to make do today by looking at some internals of recent polls. Given that the economy is the most important issue of this election, and given the conventional wisdom that a bad economy dooms President Obama, how do we explain Nevada?

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Tracking Poll Results — Markell Leads

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Despite the two concerted attempts by spammers to rig the results. The first attempt occurred sometime Friday, when “Others” somehow garned 132 votes. Is this the unseen hand of internet troll Doug Beatty? Perhaps. Or perhaps it was the Libertarians. Steve Newton, who is running for Governor on the L ticket?

The second attempt happened yesterday and Sunday, when some teabaggers woke up and try to place Cragg in contention.

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Bad Triangulation Theatre Starring John Carney

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WDEL did an interview with John Carney yesterday and they put a snippet of it up on their website. It is worth it to go over there to hear the whole thing. Our lone Representative in the House tries to have it both ways on the critique of Bain Capital and ends up looking pretty insensible in the end.

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [5.29.12]

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [5.29.12]

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Memorial Day Open Thread [5.28.12]

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The Annual DL Summer Kickoff Featuring The Beach Boys

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Memorial Day Daily Delawhere [5.28.12]

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Memorial Day Daily Delawhere [5.28.12]

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