Open Thread for May 9, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on May 9, 2017

TransPerfect’s Campaign Imperfect. Did any of you see that commercial sponsored by some PAC called something like Pro-Business Delaware? Basically the ad says that, thanks to the Court of Chancery’s decision in the TransPerfect case, a decision necessitated b/c the two key TransPerfect officials just couldn’t get along, Delaware will lose its pre-eminent status for incorporations?  It’s part of a $500,000 (!) campaign to influence Delaware legislators.  Well, so far the score is one who has been influenced (Bonini) and two who have turned thumbs down (Simpson and Lavelle).  When a so-called pro-business PAC loses the R Senate leadership, it has lost Delaware.  Maybe they should spend the $500 K to send the two feuding officers to counseling.

Tone-Deaf. McConnell Appoints an All-Male Senate Panel to Write Health Care Bill.  I suspect that there will be women to fetch coffee for them.

Ramping Up in Afghanistan?  Here’s a story that demands much more attention.  Wag the dog, maybe?

Stoopid Rethuglican Tricks.  Watch the tape of an Iowa congressman walking out on an interview. The kids there? They were ‘props’ insisted upon by the congressman.

James Comey Caught in a Big Whopper.  Not since Alexander Haig have I seen such instability paraded across the screen. Uh, except for Trump.

Yes, AG Sessions is a racist.  Just check out what ‘precedent’ the Justice Department cited to defend Muslim ban. I cannot make this stuff up.


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  1. Alby says:

    The TransPerfect`employees’ campaign is being funded by the dickhead owner who caused all the problems in the first place. If the owners had decided to sell on their own, the employees would have no standing to say anything about it.

  2. chris says:

    They are pissing away tons of money, and they won’t get their bill passed. Clearly shows wealth does not equate to brains.

  3. Steve Williams says:

    As far as I’m concerned $500,000 is money well spent on a group of legislators that need influencing. Delaware legislators need to be influenced because otherwise, it’s just one giant good-old-boy network. Who is keeping an eye on these jokers? I hope this PAC has some influence in Delaware, where it’s badly needed.

  4. Uh, Steve? This is a story about a food fight between two people who couldn’t get along. Do you think that the Court of Chancery wanted to play the role of Solomon in all this?

    The fault, dear Brutus, is TransPerfect’s, nobody else.

    BTW, all your stuff about the bad old boys network might work elsewhere, but not here. We have been railing against the bad old boys network since our inception.

    This has NOTHING to do with the bad old boys network. This has to do with TransPerfect not getting their shit together. Mutually-assured destruction did TransPerfect in. End of story.

  5. Alby says:

    Steve Williams = Donald Trump. Makes an equal amount of sense.