Archive for July, 2012

Still too soon to talk about guns & ammo?

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I know it totally hurts the NRAs feelings to talk about the easy access that maniacs in this country have to guns and ammo. I know the NRA’s flunkies in congress might tear up if someone suggests that allowing maniacs to buy 20 guns a month and thousands of rounds of ammo online isn’t such a good idea. We have to some compassion for the poor victims of gun control talk. I know all of that. It is just so mean and thoughtless to make anyone think about our absurd gun politics.

That’s why I’m worried that this legislation might be a little lacking in empathy for the NRA.

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Here Smitty, Smitty, Smitty

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Here Smitty, Smitty, Smitty

(I’m testing Cassandra’s theory)

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What does the political media get…

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for 50 years of bending over backwards to prop up conservative nonsense, shallow “he said/she said” reporting and a devotion to incuriousness posing as objectivity?

Scorned. And they richly deserve it.

These findings from a Daily Kos/SEIU poll are not surprising.

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DelawareLiberal Personnel Change

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I just wanted to do a quick post to announce that DelawareLiberal.Net has parted ways with one of our former contributors, MJ.  We wish MJ luck in his future endeavors.

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It’s Hard To Keep All Those Estates Straight

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Mitt Romney on his Overseas adventures: “And I realize that there will be some in the Fourth Estate, or whichever estate, who are far more interested in finding something to write about that is unrelated to the economy, to geopolitics, to the threat of war, to the reality of conflict in Afghanistan today, to a […]

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Tuesday Open Thread [7.31.12]

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View from the ISS at Night from Knate Myers on Vimeo.

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The Political Event Calendar for the Week

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On Wednesday, August 1, 2012, we have State Representative John Kowalko announcing his reelection bid at the Newark Senior Center, 200 White Chapel Drive in Newark. It starts at 11 a.m.

Later Wednesday night at 7 pm we have the monthly meeting of the Progressive Democrats for Delaware at the Delaware Democratic Party HQ’s, 19 E. Commons Blvd, in New Castle. Kathleen MacRae, the Executive Director of the ACLU of Delaware, will be speaking about efforts to repeal the death penalty in Delaware; and Erik Raser-Schramm, the director of the 2012 Coordinated Campaign, will speak on their efforts in the upcoming election.

On Thursday, August 2 at Timothy’s of Newark from 7 pm to 10 pm, there will be a fundraiser for Democrat Paul Baumbach for his race to succeed Terry Schooley in the 23rd RD. Here is a like to the Facebook site for the event.

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India in 2nd Day of huge power outage

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600 million people without electricity is a hell of a lot of people without electricity.

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‘Bulo On Al’s Show Today At 10!

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I’m back, and I’m ready to talk the latest in Delaware political doings! From 10 am to 12 noon, today, WDEL-1150 with my favorite sparring partner, Al Mascitti.

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Giant Killer?

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Sam Waltz of the public relations firm Waltz & Associates starts off his fellation of Charles Lamont du Pont Copeland in the Delaware Today thusly:

When Republicans go to the polls in November and review the ballot, they won’t find the name of the man many GOP leaders figure to be their biggest giant-killer. Charlie Copeland, 49, is sitting this one out. Taking his time. Picking his spot. Taking care of business.

Pardon me a moment….

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Romney campaign cussing over gaffe filled eurotrip

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A Romney spokesperson cursed at the traveling press corps in Warsaw, Poland on Tuesday when the press tried to ask questions of the presumptive Republican nominee, reports CNN.

Traveling press secretary Rick Gorka told reporters from the NYT and CNN to “shove it” and invited them to kiss his ass.

Here’s part of the transcript, from CNN:

NYT: “Governor Romney do you feel that your gaffes have overshadowed your foreign trip?”

CNN: “Governor Romney just a few questions sir, you haven’t taken but three questions on this trip from the press!

Gorka: “Show some respect”

NYT: “We haven’t had another chance to ask a question…”

Gorka: “Kiss my ass. This is a Holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect.”

I’m sure that this doesn’t move any undecideds, but it does add to the picture of a Romney campaign spinning out of control.

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [7.31.12]

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [7.31.12]

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I wonder how John Carney will vote on this?

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I wonder how John Carney will vote on this?

I wish I didn’t have to wonder.


House Dems To Force Vote On Middle-Income Bush Tax Cuts

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Seriously WGMD?

Filed in Delaware by on July 30, 2012 13 Comments

Another story that I saw last week on WGOP that struck me as a little odd was this one. Hey “liberal” News Journal, if I, as a party activist and blogger, run against an entrenched incumbent upstate in 2014, will I get such meaningless yet glowing coverage as this:

State Senate Candidate Matt Opaliski is discarding candidate surveys and is declining endorsements and contributions from liberal groups. Opaliski on Tuesday was reviewing postal and electronic mail that is typically sent to campaigns during the election season by various organizations seeking to survey candidates on positions that usually favor these groups and, in most cases, hint at a potential endorsement.

Opaliski tells WGMD that he threw two questionnaires in the garbage; one was from the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Delaware and another was from the Laborers’ District Council of Delaware. Opaliski says that since Planned Parenthood treats babies like trash, he decided he would treat their survey and any potential endorsement or campaign contribution from them like trash. Opaliski is running for the newly reapportioned 18th District Senate seat.

Hey all women and all workers, you got that? The message from Opaliski is: “YOU’RE TRASH.”

I highly doubt many aspects of this “story.”

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Sher Valenzuela’s Hypocrisy

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I meant to get to this last week when I first saw it, but time gets away from us so easy. Anyway, Republican Propaganda Channel, otherwise known downstate as WGMD, tells us that presumptive GOP Lt. Governor nominee Sher Valenzuela wants starting and growing a business to be an easier endeavor.

So, she’s creating a business accelerator with the help of Delaware State University to help others travel through the minefield of government bureaucracy to help them find and use resources already available.

Anyone want to guess the hypocrisy part?

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Monday Open Thread [7.30.12]

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It’s Past Time For The DOE And Elected Officials To Speak Out On The Pencader Charter School Saga – And The Fate Of That School

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I was planning on waiting until I had more concrete information on what is going on at Pencader Charter High School before writing a post, but information on the school’s fate is slim on the ground.  So, forgive me.  This post will ask more questions than provide answers.  Basically, it’s going to be a bit of a mess.  Try and bear with me.

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Delaware Political Weekly: July 21-27, 2012

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So, I’m at the Townsend house, waiting to head on out to campaign. I decide to spend some time perusing Tony DeLuca’s ‘puppy piece’. I come across this line listed under the ‘Dedicated’ subheading:

(Tony DeLuca…) “Supported SEED and Inspire scholarships for Delaware students”.

That’s what it said. On a 3″ by 9″ (or so) palm card, Senator Tony DeLuca claims this as one of his key accomplishments. I got to thinking, waitaminnit, wasn’t he the guy who tried to KILL the Inspire Scholarship Program? My memory not being the best, I decided to climb into the Notsowayback Machine.

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The Polling Report [7.30.12]

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The Polling Report [7.30.12]

When you take a few days off the polls pile up. Here are all the state polls released over the last five days. You’ll see movement to deeper shades of red in Missouri, and movement in the other direction to deeper shades of blue in Michigan and Ohio. But with all the polls we got below, not one state changed sides. The electoral vote margins are unchanged since our last polling report.

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Schwartzkopf To Announce Re-Election Campaign

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House Majority Leader Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf will formally kickoff his campaign for the 14th District House seat on Wednesday, August 1. Come on down, enjoy a nice day at the beach, and be part of Pete’s reelection effort. He is currently being opposed by some teabagger Libertarian, as the GOP doesn’t have its sh*t together on this side of the county.

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Monday Daily Delawhere [7.30.12]

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Monday Daily Delawhere [7.30.12]

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Japan’s Women Flying Coach While the Men Fly Business

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Japan’s World Cup-winning women’s soccer team flew to the London Olympics in coach, while their male counterparts, who have never won jack shit, flew business class on the same plane.

Japanese IOC committee explained that while the women’s team is ranked third in the world and the men’s team is ranked 20th, they are still women. So…

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Late Night Video — ALEC Rock

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By the great Mark Fiore, who starts with the great Schoolhouse Rock version of I’m Just A Bill, and shows how ALEC has run roughshod over the whole process. Click through for the video.

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Sunday Open Thread [7.29.12]

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It looks like the world is captured by the Olympics and the entire #RomneyShambles business. Here are some interesting reads during Olympic commerical breaks:

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The Romney Campaign And Do-Overs

Filed in International, National by on July 29, 2012 14 Comments

There’s a pattern here, and I think it’s deliberate. First, the Romney Campaign says something outrageous (Anglo-Saxon comment, questioning the preparedness of security at the Olympics, etc.) then they counter their initial statement with an do-over.

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