Archive for April, 2017

100 Days of Trump: An Alternate Perspective

Filed in National by on April 30, 2017 4 Comments
100 Days of Trump: An Alternate Perspective

This week, I found myself, as I occasionally do, wandering Reno, Nevada. Reno is an odd little city, rank with the cigarette-infused sweat of benighted men and women gambling away their days, yet with development going on all over that is veering the town away from solely being Las Vegas’s trashy sister. It is a mongrel town, fitting for this mongrel age we are enduring.

At a giant warehouse filled with artists and craftspeople (“makers,” as we call them now), where metallurgists and carvers make giant sculptures meant for Burning Man, I met a young man in a wheelchair, almost quadriplegic – he had some small use of one hand, who painted portraits and landscapes with a brush affixed to a contraption he wore on his head, like a multi-hued unicorn’s horn. They were delicate, small pieces, slightly askew in perspective but precise enough to be stunningly accurate, even if you weren’t considering the artist and considering his technique.

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Happy “Go Punch a Jew Day”

Filed in National by on April 29, 2017 17 Comments
Happy “Go Punch a Jew Day”

This Un-American craziness speaks for itself. President Donald Trump on Friday proclaimed May 1 as ‘Loyalty Day’ as a way to “recognize and reaffirm our allegiance to the principles” upon which America was built and express pride in those ideals, according to a release of the proclamation from the White House. “The United States stands […]

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Middletown’s Chris Godwin Picked By Tampa Bay Bucs

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Middletown’s Chris Godwin Picked By Tampa Bay Bucs

Godwin, a great kid, was a thrill to watch for four years at Middletown. He graduated as one of the top wide receiver prospects in the country. During his senior season he caught 18 touchdown passes, ran for three touchdowns and returned four kicks for scores. Tampa Bay picked him in the 3rd round of […]

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General Assembly Pre-Game Show: Tues., April 25, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on April 25, 2017 8 Comments

Back from its  latest vacation,  the General Assembly may, or may not, tackle the big issues before its next, and final break (Memorial Day) before the end of session.  I HAVE to think that we will see some revenue-generating initiatives from the D’s being considered.  I would love to see if the House, at least, could pass […]

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Delaware’s stupid, no-good, unfair tax code

Filed in Delaware by on April 24, 2017 22 Comments

John Carney is right to want to spread the pain of Delaware’s massive budget around. But he could do more if he actually wanted to fix the state’s terrible tax code.

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Democrats cruisin’ for another bruisin’

Filed in National by on April 24, 2017 13 Comments

A lot of talk about the old Dem circular firing squad forming up. Good times. Here is what professional DC Democrats and Clintonites, and frauds like John Carney still don’t get. No progressive (or “Bernie Bro” if you want to try and be disparaging) is going to be scolded back into the Democratic Party as […]

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Carney’s “Shared Sacrifice” is a transparent sham

Filed in National by on April 23, 2017 8 Comments
Carney’s “Shared Sacrifice” is a transparent sham

Delaware United breaks down the utter fraudulence of Carney’s claims that any “sacrifice” in his proposes budget is going to be “shared”. . Our Governor is proposing a budget that is a matter of, and I quote, “shared sacrifice.” He says that to deal with our $395 million state deficit, we all must sacrifice more […]

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Is someone paying off Lumpy Carson?

Filed in National by on April 23, 2017 4 Comments
Is someone paying off Lumpy Carson?

Correct me if I’m wrong, but it looks like Carson’s HB115 and 116 are entirely about bailing out a dying business that isn’t even in his district. Nobody (other than Carson, Ennis, Bushweller, Lawson, Bennett, Outten, Spiegelman and Yearick) wants to invest in retail right now. But they want to invest your tax money so […]

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April 21, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, National by on April 21, 2017 4 Comments

Another Shuttered Golf Course, More NIMBY.  I’ve been around so long that I know both sides’ arguments by heart. Wilmington Riverfront Part Deux?:  I’m pretty encouraged by this–as long as it doesn’t lead to further gentrification, which it could well do. Trump Stumps for Le Pen: I worry that he could be right. So Does […]

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April 20, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, National by on April 20, 2017 14 Comments

Bill-o Gone-o: An In-Depth Analysis from the Atlantic.  BTW, kids, and think this through.  Isn’t replacing Sean Spicer with Bill O’Reilly the ultimate Trumpian move? I think it’s gonna happen. Whaddayathink? Carney’s Marijuana Forum.  Reading between the lines, I think Carney is doing this just for show.  Prove me wrong, John. Exxon Seeks Waiver for […]

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What I’ve been up to…

Filed in National by on April 19, 2017 4 Comments
What I’ve been up to…

That’s a picture of a wall I did in my house with whitewashed reclaimed wood. It is part of a bigger project I’m calling “starting a reclaimed wood business”. Here is a link to the website.  It is still pretty rough and about two weeks from going fully live. I’ve spent about $7,000 on this […]

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April 19, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, National by on April 19, 2017 0 Comments

Has Anybody Here Seen Our Mighty Armada? Has Anybody Here Seen the Federal Prosecutor…ANY Federal Prosecutor? Dover City Elections: These are great bench building blocks.  Is the Kent County or State D Party Engaged? Shit Just Got Real. First DREAMer Deported.  Illegally, It Seems. Ivanka Dines With Chinese. Gets Trademark Deal:  Was the Emoluments Clause […]

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Whoa. Matt Denn and Son Zach Survive Falling Tree Hitting Their Moving Car

Filed in Delaware by on April 18, 2017 1 Comment

Doesn’t get much scarier than this: They were traveling on Brackenville Road in Hockessin in their family car when the tree fell over and totaled the vehicle. Neither were seriously injured, but Zach Denn was taken to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children for treatment. Wilmington has its gun problem. Hockessin has its tree problem. BTW, earlier […]

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