Archive for August, 2017

Bushweller quitting Senate

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Bushweller quitting Senate. Sean Lynn says he won’t run for the seat in his FB page http://delawarestatenews.net/government/bushweller-not-seeking-re-election-delaware-senate/

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Open Thread August 31st

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Open Thread August 31st

Trump said Wednesday that “talking is not the answer” when it comes to reining in North Korea — his top Cabinet members instantly contradicted him. The guy is nuts. Off his rocker. People around him who are denying it are now involved in a criminal cover up.

So Much talk about Denn this week. How are these elected’s down ticket Dems doing: Mat Meyer, BHL, LBR, Trinidad Navarro.

Me, (Jason330) I’m always buying stock in Bethany Hall Long. Not because she is crushing it, but because people like her. That is currency in politics and it is something that the Hillary supporters STILL don’t seem to understand.

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Open Thread For August 30, 2017

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Mattis Slow-Walks Trump’s TG Ban.  Don’t think he could send a stronger signal to show he thinks the ban is bullshit.  Other than resigning, that is. Looks like he’s daring Trump to fire him. PO’d By Size Of Phoenix crowd, Trump Fires Longtime Events Organizer. One bad rally don’t spoil the whole bunch, girl. Except […]

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Houston is drowning—In its freedom from regulations

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Houston is drowning—In its freedom from regulations

I visited Houston once, and I remember being struck by how the riot of signage and absence of land use conventions like setbacks showed a clear contempt for “regulations”.   I had no idea that the contempt extended to on outright rejection of modern storm water management practices.  I suppose if you asked the Houston Chamber of Commerce why it was so important allow impervious cover everywhere, they’d have some good reasons like…”Jobs” or “Freedom”.

Read it here: And notice how rich people always manage to restrict “freedom” enough so that their areas aren’t free market shitholes.

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The Onion NAILS the huge gap in Natural Disaster Reporting

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The Onion NAILS the huge gap in Natural Disaster Reporting

The best reporting on this week’s natural disaster is from The Onion. HOUSTON—Appearing shellshocked as they took in the scenes of devastation around them, Houston residents reportedly emerged from their homes Monday to survey the damage caused by 200 years of rampant, worldwide industrialization. “Oh my God. Everything’s destroyed, everywhere you look,” said visibly stunned […]

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The Speculative Attorney General Political Thread

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on August 29, 2017 29 Comments
The Speculative Attorney General Political Thread

Because politics abhors a vacuum.  Who do you like? Who do you think will run on both sides?  Who do you want to tout?  This is the place for it. I’ll start. I don’t know who will run, but I do believe that there is one prospective candidate who is clearly the most qualified.  And, […]

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Open Thread For August 29, 2017

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Trump/Putin Link Incontrovertible.  There’s no doubt about it. Trump wanted to build the Moscow tower, and his aides sought to convince Putin that Trump could be President if the deal was consummated.  Oh, and Ivanka got to sit in Vlad’s chair.  And, yes, Trump himself signed ‘letter of intent’ to pursue project. Texas Rethugs Change […]

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Trump now has a secret plan to make Mexico pay for the wall

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Trump now has a secret plan to make Mexico pay for the wall

If you still trust Trump, this doesn’t sound like complete bullshit.

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I’m torn, but it is hard to blame Denn for this call

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I’m torn, but it is hard to blame Denn for this call

Just paying casual attention to politics is a nauseating grind. I can’t imagine how much worse it would be to be in it. That said, if true public servants like Denn sit out politics, that means the grifters hands are strengthened.

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Open Thread For August 28, 2017

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How Congress And Trump Might Deal With Harvey’s Costs. This should be interesting. BTW, didja know that Trump had proposed an 11% cut to FEMA funding? Betcha all those Texas assholes who opposed funding for Sandy are singing from a different hymnal today. Trump Rescinded Obama Flood Safety Rules Just Weeks Ago. You know, to […]

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Open Thread For August 27, 2017

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Wind Power Making Comeback In Delaware?  Delaware should have been at the forefront of wind power development. Maybe better late than never. Trump Put Pressure On Sessions To Stop Arpaio Prosecution.  Joe had him at ‘birtherism’. Cabinet Member’s Daughter Rips Trump A New One On Transgender Ban. Daughter of Interior Secretary, a veteran herself, calls […]

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The pardon was a sign of pure contempt for every American who believes in justice, human dignity and the rule of law.

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The pardon was a sign of pure contempt for every American who believes in justice, human dignity and the rule of law.

The Arizona Republic Editorial Arpaio Pardon Editorial

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Open Thread For August 26, 2017

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‘Sinister’ Sebastian Gorka Gets Walking Papers.  Kelly wanted him out.  He’s out.  Another despicable piece of work. Reports suggest that Kelly revoked Gorka’s security clearance while Gorka was on vacation. ‘Trump’s Flagrant Friday Night News Dump’.  Pardons Arpaio, directs Pentagon to ban transgendered people from military, and shows Gorka the door. About That Transgender Ban…:  […]

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Trump Pardons Joe Arpaio While Nobody Is Looking

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Under cover of wall-to-wall hurricane coverage, Trump pardons one of the most despicable people in America, despicability being what they have in common: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/08/25/trump-pardons-controversial-former-arizona-sheriff-joe-arpaio/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_arpaio-830pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.44e962a85d3a

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Open Thread For August 25, 2017

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Hurricane Harvey Is The Real Deal. Cat 3. Only saving grace might be that it’s a compact storm, so maybe the wind damage will be contained. But, man, that rain looks to be of Biblical proportions. Is CIA Chief Fox Guarding Henhouse?  Trump ally keeping a close eye on Russia investigative unit. Success Of Insurgent […]

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Don’t get excited about the Trump/McConnell troubles

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Don’t get excited about the Trump/McConnell troubles

Here is Politico on the Trump/McConnell feud everyone is talking about. President Donald Trump ditched his recent — if brief — talk of unity on Thursday, instead accusing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan of provoking a “mess” over the debt ceiling, while also lashing out at the news media and […]

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Open Thread For August 24, 2017

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White House Pushing Transgender Ban In Military.  They’re gonna purge patriots placing their lives on the line? Really? I smell legal action. Texas Voter ID Laws Tossed Out. Not for the first time. The courts are all that stand between us and massive voter suppression. Senate Rethugs will push through as many judges as possible, […]

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F#cking Idiot thinks clean coal is coal that’s been cleaned

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F#cking Idiot thinks clean coal is coal that’s been cleaned

So much crazy bullshit from the F#cking Idiot’s speech in phoenix last night, that some real nuggets of idiocy slip through without comment. Trump listed what he sees as accomplishments during his first seven months, including nominating a new Supreme Court justice and 31 federal judges. “We’ve ended the war on beautiful, clean coal, and […]

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Delawareans Hate Hawaiian Pizza

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Delawareans Hate Hawaiian Pizza

I’ve never felt more Delawarean than I did when I read the our most hated food is Hawaiian Pizza. Contrary to what you might think, not everyone in the U.S. loves chicken nuggets. Or so says the dating app Hater, which matches users based on the things they hate. Users can swipe to show approval […]

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Open Thread For August 23, 2017

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Trump-McConnell Feud Escalates.  McConnell now questions Trump’s competence. The big news?: Trump screamed at McConnell for failing to kill Senate Russian investigations. Trump Threatens Government Shutdown If Wall Isn’t Approved.  Also predicts that NAFTA negotiations will fail.  He’s singlehandedly facilitating a stock market drop. Exxon Knew All About Climate Change. Lied About It.  When Exxon […]

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Open Thread For August 22, 2017

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Why DNC Fundraising Sucks.  Hillarybots suppressing reforms and suppressing reformers. Billionaires taking control of state parties. Gee, who ever would have guessed that that wouldn’t work? Has anyone seen this Tom Perez guy? He sucks. Trump Has Flake In Bullseye. What little hope that D’s have of taking back the Senate rests on Trump bringing […]

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Currently available on the dark web….

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Currently available on the dark web….

Okay, it isn’t the dark web. But something tells me that buying this mug will get you on an Interpol watch list.

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Open Thread For August 21, 2017

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Alumni Return Diplomas To Liberty University.  Protesting Falwell Jr’s support of Trump’s white nationalism position.  It’s Liberty University. What the bleep did they think they signed up for? RIP Jerry Lewis.  While I can’t pretend to be a fan, this list of movies to stream might help you make up your mind. Gotta say, he […]

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Open Thread For August 20, 2017

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No Teflon For Macron. Could he become French toast? RIP Dick Gregory.  A man ahead of his time. A political activist who mattered. How Tech Companies Do Business With Hate Groups.  Their anti-hate policies are just words on paper. Or e-paper. A Judge Fighting The Opiate Crisis One Victim At A Time. Opiate Crisis Intervention […]

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Open Thread For August 19, 2017

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By The Time Trump Gets To Phoenix…: A political rally in August after just what went down? Remember, he  thrives on chaos.  I fear this could get real ugly.  He wants those pictures on TV and in social media. Oh, and then there’s Joe Arpaio, who Trump just may pardon. Trump wants violence so he […]

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