Archive for January, 2017

The Incompetence, It Burns

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The Incompetence, It Burns

The folks in the Trump White House are not even good liars.

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DuPont Sells Hotel du Pont to Buccini/Pollin

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DuPont Sells Hotel du Pont to Buccini/Pollin

The News Journal is reporting that DuPont has sold the Hotel du Pont to Buccini/Pollin and that the DuPont Country Club is also for sale.

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What have you done to resist Trump today? Call Cowardly Coons Edition

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If you haven’t called Coons and demanded that he show some spine, do so now. An irate call telling him to withhold consent and slow down this lawlessness White House is mandatory.

Coons Wilmington: (302) 573-6345

You: There’s no reason that the Senate should be conducting business as usual when Trump is blatantly violating the Constitutiuon. I expect Senator Coons to act to uphold our values by committing to withhold consent on Senate business and use the filibuster to stop other legislation and Supreamcourt nominations.

(Adapted from an https://www.indivisibleguide.com/ script. H/t Paula)

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What Fresh Hell is This? for Jan 31st 2017

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What Fresh Hell is This?  for Jan 31st 2017

The Trump administration ratcheted up the bully-boy tactics Monday night, firing the country’s acting attorney general for her “betrayal” – telling government attorneys not to defend the executive order banning travel from seven Muslim countries – and telling the 100 diplomats who released an official dissent memo that if they don’t like working under Trump they can quit.

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Chris Coons–Maybe Worse Than Carper

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Chris Coons–Maybe Worse Than Carper

Do you all have your phones handy?  Today would be a very good day to flood Sen. Chris Coons’ office with irate phone calls. Why? Here’s why: Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, a member of the Judiciary Committee told CNN he is still seething over the Republicans’ decision to block Judge Merrick Garland from filling the […]

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Is Immigration Personal?

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Is Immigration Personal?

It turns out immigration in the United States is personal. If you have consistent personal contact with immigrants regardless of their origin, chances are you are against President Marmalade’s recent executive. If you hang out in a coffee shop off of any highway in Delaware, chances are you only have limited experience with recent immigrants. And, yet, somehow, you remain blissfully ignorant.

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Occasional Words from the Resistance – Network DE Kickoff

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Occasional Words from the Resistance – Network DE Kickoff

…from the desk of RE Vanella. Network Delaware had its full public debut at the Christina Cultural Arts Center. Standing room only in the theatre and overflow in the first floor gallery.

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January 31, 2017 Open Thread

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January 31, 2017 Open Thread

Elena Delle Donne, Islamic Society of Delaware, Dover homeless, Gas prices, Long Neck subdivision

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Top Five Reasons Carney is on pace to attract a primary challenge

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Top Five Reasons Carney is on pace to attract a primary challenge

Unlike Tom Carper, I can see John Carney attracting a primary challenger.

1) He is not well liked. Even within the party, he is viewed as a “Ruth Ann Minner: Part Duh” (c) 2017.

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What Al Thinks You Need To Know: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017

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A Guest Post from Alby Damned Welcome to the Protest Presidency of Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, proprietor. It’s becoming obvious, at the start of the second week of the Trump Interregnum, that it’s Steve Bannon with his hands on the marionette’s strings. Dozens of pundits, including Digby, have come to that conclusion: http://www.salon.com/2017/01/30/trumps-rasputin-seizes-the-moment-a-week-of-chaos-may-suit-steve-bannons-master-plan/ Trump’s Muslim […]

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Marino wants Hansen To Apologize for BlueDelaware.com write up

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Marino wants Hansen To Apologize for BlueDelaware.com write up

This is an absurd, but the fairly typical example of GOP snowflaking. It worked against Clinton when GOP strategists pretended that Clinton called ALL Republicans deplorable, and it could work here if Hansen allows it to work. She needs to hit back hard at this.

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Next Steps in Legalizing Marijuana

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Next Steps in Legalizing Marijuana

There was a great article in Delaware State News this weekend about the slow progress Delaware is making in medical marijuana sales as well as the next steps in legalizing recreational marijuana.

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Thank you Senator Carper, now keep building on it by withholding consent

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Thank you Senator Carper, now keep building on it by withholding consent

Senator Carper deserves credit for going to the protest in Philly and making the remarks he did. Just go to Ken Grant’s FB page and take 4 minutes to watch Carper and Lisa Blunt Rochester looking, acting and sounding like actual Americans and Democrats.

I don’t know how much he was motivated by pressure from constituents, and how much he was motivated by his own sense of right and wrong, and to be honest it doesn’t really matter. He took a step out of the “bipartisanship Ubber Alles” fantasy world that he lives in and stepped foot into the real world of Trump’s America. Now he has to keep it going by joining with Democrats to withhold consent.

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Dear Delaware GOP

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Dear Delaware GOP

With all of Trump’s shenanigans between religious tests for immigrants, the reformation of the National Security Council, and building the wall, you think we would have forgotten. Sorry, Delaware Republicans, we’ve learned how to multi-task.

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January 30, 2017 Open Thread

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January 30, 2017 Open Thread

Delawareans protest as PHI, Support at Islamic Society of Delaware, School Delays Downstate, Dance benefit, Shooting in Laurel

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January 29, 2017 Open Thread

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January 29, 2017 Open Thread

Delaware medical data breach, car accident involving police, Chris Coons, Philadelphia Eagles

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January 29, 2017 Delagram

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January 29, 2017 Delagram

The Harry Potter Escape Room

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Do you get it now Tom Carper? At long last, do you fucking get it?

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Do you get it now Tom Carper? At long last, do you fucking get it?

Tom Carper, do you finally understand? Vote NO on everything and resist this President or you are a collaborator in his reign of madness.

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What Al Thinks You Need To Know: Jan. 28, 2017

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A Guest Post from Alby Damned If you’re collected indications that Trump is either different or incompetent, take your pick, here’s one that went mostly unnoticed: No Friday news dump. Then again, they’ve been dumping all week, so maybe it was time to rinse out the dumpsters. It’s almost impossible to keep up with the […]

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We Are That Nation Now

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We Are That Nation Now

President Trump issued an executive order that suspended entry from Mulsim countries and added religious tests giving Christians and other minority religions priority over Mulsim people.

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January 28, 2017 Open Thread

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January 28, 2017 Open Thread

Eugene Young, City Council and prayer, Dover Downs, Escaped Macaw, Beaches, CDC Report

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Jan 28, 2017 Delagram

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Jan 28, 2017 Delagram

The Daily Instagram of Delaware (County).

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Strange Times

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Strange Times

A Chilean friend’s mother was in town for recently. I knew that they were academics who escaped Pinochet by crossing the Andes into Argentina, then found asylum in the USA. I said “Now you’ve seen the rise of fascism in two countries.” She said “Three. I was a little girl in Spain when Franco came […]

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Firefly Festival Lineup Announced: Bob Dylan

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Firefly Festival Lineup Announced: Bob Dylan

The sixth Firefly Festival will be held at Dover on June 15-18. Ticket go on sale at 1 PM today.

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Teenage Tobacco Possession Bill Changed

Filed in Delaware by on January 27, 2017 1 Comment
Teenage Tobacco Possession Bill Changed

HB 36 changed, though it still seems to be colossal waste of time and resources for Delaware and its Family Courts.

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