Open Thread For September 10, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 10, 2017

Wilmington Shootings Exacerbated By Lack Of Political Will. Same assholes who throw millions at corporations don’t fund proven ways of preventing violence:

But no local or state dollars have been allocated to implement the key component of the CDC roadmap: Use data such as truancy records, emergency room visits and domestic abuse allegations to identify at-risk children, and intervene in their lives early — while in elementary and middle school — when the information signals a potentially life-alerting alarm.

No money was allocated by former Wilmington Mayor Dennis P. Williams or former Gov. Jack Markell. And newly elected leaders Mayor Mike Purzycki and Gov. John Carney have yet to put any money behind the CDC’s data-focused road map.

In interviews with The News Journal, Carney acknowledged that the data plan was a state responsibility, but said he would not allocate more state dollars for the city until he was assured all expenditures were being used wisely.

Gee, wouldn’t it be great if he used that same criterion for the millions being thrown at corporations in the name of economic development?  Yo, John, Dennis Williams isn’t mayor any more. Important series from the News Journal.

Steve Bannon Goes After Catholic Church.  Says churches support immigrants b/c they need to fill the pews. Yes, he is a Catholic.

Equifax To Force Hacked Consumers Into Binding Arbitration? They may well try. A class action lawsuit seeks to stop them. 143 million binding arbitration hearings?

David Simon: ‘If You’re Not Consuming Pornography, You’re Still Consuming Its Logic’. A real interesting piece about his new series, ‘The Deuce’. I think I agree with him.

‘Dozens’ Turn Out For Sussex County Trump Rally.  Sussex County Councilman Rob Arlett and State Rep. Ron Gray are the speakers. Report doesn’t say how many dozens.

Guess Who Wants To Privatize NASA. If you guessed Trump’s nominee to head NASA, you’ve been paying attention.

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  1. Arthur says:

    How much money will DE spend pissing into the wind thinking amazon is going to put another headquarters here before they offer them the entire state budget as tax incentives?

    How much of the city council slush fund went towards the CDCs recommendations?

  2. jason330 says:

    How much would John Carney be willing to debase himself to get the Amazon deal? I’m sure we have no idea how low he would be willing to go.

  3. puck says:

    LOL… we have nothing to offer Amazon. Their employees would take one look at Delaware schools, crime, and lifestyle/cultural attractions, and revolt. We don’t even have enough money to bribe Amazon.

  4. chris says:

    I know Carney, Coons and Carper all live in city of Wilmington…I think LBR too. (?)
    How about Joe Biden take on this herculean project? Its his damn major city too…
    get all the major players who need to act to finally act….who could say No to Joe?
    Joe Biden, Wilmington Crime Czar…now that would be a true lasting contribution!

  5. Jason330 says:

    Puck all of those deficiencies you tick off are a direct result of austerity budgeting so…. jobs !?

  6. mouse says:

    We have good stuff at the beach, they could headquarter here