February 15, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on February 15, 2017

Russian spy ship sighted off coast of Delaware (link)

Former Del. justice, retired judge to lead prison review (link)

Christina votes no on ‘sanctuary’ for undocumented kids (link)

Wilmington PD use of force policy revisions underway (link)

Fentanyl a large portion of Delaware’s 2016 overdose deaths (link)

Bank of America selling two Wilmington office buildings (link)

About the Author ()

A Dad, a husband and a data guru

Comments (24)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. chris says:

    Per the retired judges, is this investigation being done pro bono or will the state get stuck with a huge legal bill like when ex-Justice Veasey investigated campaign finance? I think the state got stuck with a crazy $900,000 plus bill on that review.?? I recall some legislators were not happy with that one.

  2. Alby says:

    Once again, the right-wing mouth-breathers who added “Clinton” to the poll don’t understand a question as simple as “Who will Trump fire next”?

    He can’t fire Clinton. She doesn’t work for him. How these people manage to feed themselves is an enduring mystery.

  3. Ben says:

    Prosecuting Clinton (made up charges or not) would re-energize the nazi base, keep a campaign promise, and actually distract the media from what pres bannon is doing. Aside from Nazis donning blackface and carrying out some sort of attack, it is the administration’s best move.

  4. Alby says:

    No, it’s too late for that. It would be an obvious try for a distraction, and loyal people in Washington, of both parties, are too wound up for that now.

    Now that there’s a fair amount of blood in the water, the scavengers have arrived. The dysfunctional House of ‘Tards is about to get even more dysfunctional.

  5. RE Vanella says:

    An Eminent Psychiatrist Demurs on Trump’s Mental State


    “Bad behavior is rarely a sign of mental illness, and the mentally ill behave badly only rarely. Psychiatric name-calling is a misguided way of countering Mr. Trump’s attack on democracy. He can, and should, be appropriately denounced for his ignorance, incompetence, impulsivity and pursuit of dictatorial powers.

    His psychological motivations are too obvious to be interesting, and analyzing them will not halt his headlong power grab. The antidote to a dystopic Trumpean dark age is political, not psychological.”

    The writer, Allen Frances, is professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University Medical College, was chairman of the task force that wrote the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV (D.S.M.-IV).

  6. Jason330 says:

    The Doctor makes an excellent point.

  7. mouse says:

    The white trash element whom I see every day when I cross west of the 75.40 line of longitude thinks Trump is great speaking his mind spewing macho crap

  8. chris says:

    Puzder seems to be the first nomination scalp for Labor Secretary!

  9. Anono says:

    “Christina votes no on ‘sanctuary’ for undocumented kids”

    Finally, someone is using their senses! Bravo, Christina SB

  10. Ben says:

    You’re afraid of children, you pathetic scumbag.

  11. RobberBaron says:

    Not afraid of children per se, more afraid of children who have parents that are willing to strap explosives to their own flesh and blood. You know, the radical faction of the Earth that has no regard for anyone else, including peaceable working , average types like the ones who dominate the district. If you don’t like it, I suggest you move to the real hot zones outside of this great land and live with the people you admire and coddle. My guess is you won’t.

  12. Jason330 says:

    That ridiculousness reveals how weak your argument is.

  13. Alby says:

    Shorter Robber Baron: Yes, I’m scared of children. Especially brown ones.

  14. Anono says:

    Their parents brought them over the border, Illegally!!! If a little child steals something from the store, you punish them to show them that you cannot do that!
    I don’t care what color their skin is, their here illegally!

  15. RobberBaron says:

    Alby- if you are afraid of brown children, then I suggest you get therapy. I am not afraid of color. I am on alert for people who intend to harm me or my family. Color has no bearing, but past behavior does matter.

  16. Alby says:

    “Color has no bearing, but past behavior does matter.”

    Uh-huh. And you judge their past behavior not on personal knowledge of them but their heritage — or “color.” Or do I have that wrong? What are you judging their past behavior on, seeing as you don’t actually know them?

  17. Ben says:

    Anono is afraid of baby bombs….. Not That I need you to answer this question, coward, but how do you feel about young white men? Statistically, white xtian men pose the biggest threat to your life. Fucking snowflake-ass coward.

  18. RE Vanella says:

    Wasn’t Anono (if that’s his/her real name) the dipshit on the other thread who got offended at an off-color mention of Jesus? That’s funny. Jesus was famous for not offering sanctuary to the lost and displaced. Definitely an isolationist and a xenophobe, Jesus. I mean that’s my understanding of it.

    Joking aside, if you’re going to “have beliefs” perhaps you should understand the foundation of them a bit better.

  19. Ben says:

    Jesus was also Syrian. Anono would have literally sent Jesus and his family back to Syria to be killed. Classic Christian.

  20. RE Vanella says:

    Unemployed apocalyptic Jewish preacher from Roman occupied Palestine currently being investigated for sedition. No way he’s getting a visa.

  21. Kelly says:

    I can believe all the bans of no smoking on all the Delaware Beaches. Give me a break. We are out side where the wind is blowing. I think smelling all the different types of sun tan lotion is worse. Let the people on the beach relax with a cold bottle of water and a cigarette. Find something else to complain about.

  22. Ben says:

    the butts are very damaging to wildlife. Gulls eat them and cant digest them. They stay in their stomachs and take up space making them not hungry, yet starving. I realize you probably have no respect for nature or wildlife, but if that is the case, you have no place at a beach. Go commit slow suicide somewhere else.

  23. mouse says:

    Smokers are among the most callous and selfish people on Earth tossing their filthy butts everywhere and caring little what it does to anyone else or wildlife. The only crime for which I support the death penalty is littering

  24. Alby says:

    “Let the people on the beach relax with a cold bottle of water and a cigarette.”

    Why? What have they done for me?