Archive for February, 2017

‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: February, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on February 28, 2017 0 Comments

I don’t know if the music is just better so far this year or if I’m getting better at finding it, but I found a lot of great music this month.  Lotsa diversity as well.  Hope you like these tunes: For some reason, I just never got Father John Misty. Until now.   This one […]

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Conservatives In Revolt Against GOP Draft ACA Replacement

Filed in National by on February 28, 2017 25 Comments
Conservatives In Revolt Against GOP Draft ACA Replacement

We all know how this ends:

1) Paul Ryan will cave in to the GOP “hardliners” who want to repeal the ACA outright without a replacement in place.

2) Millions of people will be screwed in the process,

3) At their moment of maximum electoral peril Democrats will bail the GOP out by hacking together some abysmal “compromise” and

4) The GOP will salvage a win at the ballot box by claiming that the entire problem was created by Obama and the Democrats.

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How A Potential Boondoggle Became a Full-Fledged Boondoggle

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on February 28, 2017 5 Comments

The scheme was so crazy that it might well have been dreamt up by a tiny group of cronies downing a few libations at Crabby Dick’s in Delaware City. In fact, it was.  Two of those cronies being then-drinking buddies Nicole Poore (more on her appearing in DL very soon) and Valerie Longhurst, along with […]

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Question of the Day

Filed in National by on February 28, 2017 7 Comments
Question of the Day

The Republican president said yesterday, “Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” What are some other complicated things that the Republican president is encountering?

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Carper and Coons both voted to confirm Trump’s money launderer

Filed in National by on February 28, 2017 11 Comments
Carper and Coons both voted to confirm Trump’s money launderer

Your representatives in the US Senate just blithly voted to confirm Wilbur Ross as secretary of commerce despite the fact that Ross appears to have recently been involved with laundering hundreds of millions of Putin’s money through a Cyprus bank that caters to wealthy Russians. Ross and his Cypriot bank is also connected to a $100 million cash payment to Trump for a distressed Florida estate the Republican President purchased at auction for $40 million two years ago.

That wealthy Russians use Trump to launder money is one thing. Cheaters are going to cheat. But that Carper and Coons care so little about their “advise and consent” role in the Senate is truly disgusting.

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Waiting for FDR

Filed in Delaware by on February 28, 2017 14 Comments
Waiting for FDR

So while Delaware waits for Governor Carney to act like a Democrat (hint, it’s not going to happen), Chief Justice Leo Strine testified yesterday asking the Bond Committee to raise the gasoline tax. As much as I would like to see the gasoline tax raised, they only way I would support it is if income taxes on the richest is raised as well. A gas tax would be a burden on the working class and poor in Delaware. If they need to pony up some more money than the folks in 19807 need to pay as well.

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February 28, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on February 28, 2017 0 Comments
February 28, 2017 Open Thread

Siegel JCC, Dover police, Wilmington Housing Authority, OMB gang indictment, Colonial School District, Indian River School District, Brandywine Zoo

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Another Bomb Threat at JCC

Filed in Delaware by on February 27, 2017 29 Comments
Another Bomb Threat at JCC

Don’t worry, nothing to see here, say Republicans. Is this the 3rd bomb threat at the JCC?

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Question of the Day

Filed in Delaware by on February 27, 2017 13 Comments
Question of the Day

Would Delaware be better off with Colin Bonini being governor rather than John Carney?

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El Somnambulo Overthinks It All For You: Special Election Edition

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on February 27, 2017 22 Comments

1. Biggest Surprise: The turnout.  While I haven’t gone back to check, there is no way that any previous Special Election turnout rivaled this one. There are 35,673 registered voters in SD 10.  12,580 cast ballots. That’s over 35% of eligible voters.  This should cause real concern for R’s going forward.  When mobilized, there are […]

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February 27, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on February 27, 2017 2 Comments
February 27, 2017 Open Thread

State mourns deaths of 2 Dover officers (link) Delaware massage therapists stressed by proposed law (link) Dover police chief hiring process mired in politics, personalities (link) Levee to keep water from Fort DuPont (link)

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Cape Criminals Clearly Caucasian

Filed in National by on February 26, 2017 8 Comments
Cape Criminals Clearly Caucasian

If you are in Sussex Coutry be careful around the White People. Just reading the Cape Gazette and wondering why nobody in the White leadership says anything about this culture of violence and criminality?

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February 26, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on February 26, 2017 12 Comments
February 26, 2017 Open Thread

Hansen wins, Delaware Prison Reform, Political Affiliation of Judges

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Charlie Copeland on his pitiful loss

Filed in National by on February 25, 2017 15 Comments

“I want to commend John Marino and his entire team for all that they’ve done over the last few weeks. It’s been truly amazing to watch this grassroots effort come together to work for a common cause in an effort to make our state better. “This evening Delaware citizens have been able to see just […]

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The SD 10 Election Night Results and Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on February 25, 2017 37 Comments

With polls closing soon, we await the results and, of course, the discussion.  We’ll update the results as they come in.  If any of you are at polling places, feel free to share info with us. And, of course, let’s hear what everybody thinks.

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New DNC Chair – Perez

Filed in National by on February 25, 2017 30 Comments

Same old same old. What a bunch of bullshit. Democrats are in love with losing.

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Our Man in the Streets (SD 10 Edition)

Filed in National by on February 25, 2017 10 Comments
Our Man in the Streets (SD 10 Edition)

Jason330 doing some on the scene reporting on Election Day in SD 10. 3 videos counting. Last video at 9:26.

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The World Is Burning and We Are Enjoying It

Filed in National by on February 25, 2017 2 Comments
The World Is Burning and We Are Enjoying It

February is the nicest month, breeding daffodils out of a dead land.

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VOTE HANSEN!

Filed in Delaware by on February 25, 2017 0 Comments
VOTE HANSEN!

Today’s the day. Any final thoughts on the election? If you live in SD 10 and are registered to vote, get out and vote.

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February 25, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on February 25, 2017 0 Comments
February 25, 2017 Open Thread

Vaughn, And More Vaughn, Wilmington Schools, Chris Goodwin

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Ka-Boom Goes the Tip Line – Carney’s 10% Across the Board Budget Cut, Police held harmless?

Filed in National by on February 24, 2017 19 Comments
Ka-Boom  Goes the Tip Line – Carney’s 10% Across the Board Budget Cut, Police held harmless?

This is an unconfirmed tip, but if true, reveals the depth of Carney’s perfidy.

Carney’s budget director has–this past week–sent out a notice to ALL state departments to send in budget plans based on both a 5% and 10% cut for the next year, along with a statement of the impact on services. Law enforcement is using its clout to be held harmless. District Superintendents are pushing to have one if not two complete branches of DOE eliminated in order to avoid the 5 to 10% budget cuts to public education. Carney is being duplicitous at saying there is no money to improve education funding when his own staff is saying that there’s not even money to keep the current level of services intact.

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Question of the Day

Filed in Delaware by on February 24, 2017 10 Comments
Question of the Day

Since Delaware has a sitting Republican governor that is the lapdog of Charlie Copeland, does the SD10 election have any actual importance?

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Carney Says Fuck the Poor Kids

Filed in Delaware by on February 24, 2017 33 Comments
Carney Says Fuck the Poor Kids

Carney says “there’s no money this year to better fund high-poverty schools,” according to Delaware Public Radio. Hey, you fucking fuck, here’s an idea, raise taxes!

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February 24, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on February 24, 2017 6 Comments
February 24, 2017 Open Thread

Maryland trains, Vaughn, Doodle for Google, Delaware Flu deaths, Every Student Succeeds Act

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Carney’s Coffee Klatches

Filed in Delaware by on February 23, 2017 17 Comments
Carney’s Coffee Klatches

John Carney wanders Delaware looking for a magical pot of gold.

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