Archive for December, 2017

2018 Midterm Elections

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309 DAYS 18 HOURS 52 MINUTES

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 31, 2017

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Betcha you thought it would segue right into Tripe Face Boogie.  Too cold for Tripe Face Boogie, though.

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BREAKING: Wilmington’s Ex-Top Cop To Run For Sen. Henry’s Seat

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WDEL has the story here. Bobby Cummings, apparently not concerned that nobody but WDEL and someone like me, I guess, are paying attention,  said that he would kick off his campaign for the retiring senator’s seat next Friday. Well. What does anybody/everybody think about that? Countdown to Sam Guy’s first attempt at character assassination begins […]

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Open Thread Dec. 30: Trump as History’s Hairball

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Hey, kids, remember the Tea Party? Seems like a long time ago that the greatest threat to moving America forward was a bunch of middle-aged guys dressing up in tricorns. But author Cas Mudde draws a line through American history to conclude thatTrump, not the GOP mainstream, represents the party’s radicalized voters. Ironically, the mainstream […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes Of 2017: The Top Ten!!!!

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 30, 2017 5 Comments

I’ve received a warning from the Punctuation Police about excessive use of exclamation points.  This, however, is as far as it goes as we’ve reached the Top Ten. And a distinguished Top Ten it is.  But first, let’s recap the rest of the countdown. Check ‘em out. Oh, and share ‘em with your friends. Lotsa […]

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Open Thread Dec. 29: Babylon and On

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Tired of waiting for the weekend, when Trump routinely slips his restraints and takes to the Twitter machine, for your expected dose of crazy? You’re in luck. A New York Times reporter hit on the tactic of hanging out at his golf course and buttonholing the chatterbox-in-chief for an impromptu half-hour yap flap. The highlight […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes Of 2017: #’s 20-11!!!

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 29, 2017 5 Comments

20.   19. 18. 17. 16. 15. 14.  OK, kids, without looking it up, in what Broadway musical did this song first appear, and who wrote it?  I’ll be ‘danged’ if you can get it… 13. Has anybody seen God and Kendrick Lamar in the same place at the same time? No? It could be […]

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If a Republican Loses, It’s Not a Valid Election

Filed in National, Open Thread by on December 28, 2017 18 Comments

Point and laugh at hapless clown Roy Moore’s latest step in his refusal to acknowledge reality. He filed a lawsuit in federal court, the one he was twice kicked off of, alleging voter fraud in the election that saw him repudiated by a margin of more than 20,000 Alabama voters. Take a careful look, because […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes Of 2017: #’s 30-21!!

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on December 28, 2017 1 Comment

Notice my subtle suspense-building mechanism of adding an additional exclamation point each day? Just working on my subliminal mind-control techniques should they become necessary. Today’s tunes run the gamut from the profane to…the not-so profane: 30.  29.      28. 27.  26. 25. 24. 23. 22. They had me at the Curtis Mayfield sample:   […]

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Open Thread Dec. 27: Russians Fulfill GOP’s Longing for Autocracy

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It’s the time of year when writers turn to looking back and summing up, the better to put the work in the can and take a couple of weeks off for the holidays. In 25 years at the News-Journal I never reached enough seniority to take this week off, so I sympathize with the writers […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes Of 2017: #’s 40-31!

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on December 27, 2017 0 Comments

40. 39. 38. 37. 36. 35. 34. 33,  32. 31.     

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes Of 2017: #’s 50-41

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Had at least 100 songs I considered.  Resulting in an incredibly diverse list– or at least as diverse as a 66-year-old guy who is set in his ways can muster.  I hope you discover some gems along the way to #1.  Let’s get started: 50.  49. 48. 47.  46. 45. 44.     43.  42. […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 25, 2017

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There was no second choice:

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The year in blogging – March & April 2017

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The year in blogging – March & April 2017

Senator Nicole Poore and disgraced ex-Senator Tony DeLuca joined together in March to oppose consideration of Acting Labor Secretary Patrice Gilliam-Johnson to continue in that position under Gov. Carney:  Nicole and Tony Sittin’ In a Tree, P-I-S-S-I-N-G…. First class work there Nicole. If it were not for petty, self-serving Democrats we may have no Democrats […]

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Open Thread Dec. 24: Whiter Christmas

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The worst part of the Democratic Party’s embrace of neoliberal elitism is that it has led to a party run by hack middle-management types without a creative bone in their heads. Consider their chicken-livered response to the GOP’s need for Democratic votes to keep the government open over the holidays. After weeks of talk about […]

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The year in blogging – Jan & Feb 2017

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The year in blogging – Jan & Feb 2017

Even after a crazy December that saw the blog fracture along Clinton/Sanders primary lines, and in spite of still being in shock over Trump’s election, the year still started on an optimistic note, as we considered John Carney’s possible budget moves.    Who could have predicted that his big move was going to be giving away […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 24, 2017

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He’s on my musical Mt. Rushmore. Here’s one of the many reasons why:  

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Open Thread Dec. 23: Every Day Is Festivus

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Today is Festivus, the made-up holiday popularized by “Seinfeld” back in the ’90s, the centerpiece of which is the Airing of the Grievances. Compiling a full list would take all day, so why bother when a scroll through the archives would suffice? Here at Delaware Liberal, every day is Festivus, and airing our grievances is […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 23, 2017

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Idolatry is idolatry, whether it’s Jesus or–Elvis. Jesus merely has a cameo in this fascinating Warren Zevon song, a song I’m still trying to wrap my head around:

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Have a great Holiday break…In January we start rocking and rolling

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Have a great Holiday break…In January we start rocking and rolling

I don’t think a Republican should win any office, anywhere north of Milford next November. If you look at last year’s Insurance Commissioner results, for example, Democrats won or were within 150 votes everywhere decent people live in the state.

That’s a solid base to build on. In 2018, if Democratic challengers can’t harness anti-Trump, anti-GOP energy next year, we all deserve the miserable lots I life that the GOP is working towards.

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Open Thread Dec. 22: Only Losers Pay Taxes, and You’re a Loser

Filed in National, Open Thread by on December 22, 2017 14 Comments

Lots of analysis out there today, both financial and political, of the Republican tax heist. The political angle is covered nicely by Josh Marshall in his response to concern that the bill will help the GOP going into the midterms. If you prefer a more vitriolic take, the Daily Beast is your best bet. A […]

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WDEL: KHN Lied On Her Ethics Statement

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 22, 2017 40 Comments

Read Joe Irazarry’s story here. She defines the term ‘grifter’.  I’m beginning to think she doesn’t even get to complete her term b/c of legal issues. Didn’t mention a loan on her required ethics form.  Said there  ‘was confusion on whether the money was a gift or a loan’. Turns out that was a demonstrable […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 22, 2017

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Pretty damned powerful. That’s why Jesus wept:

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Open Thread Dec. 21: Brighter Days Ahead

Filed in National, Open Thread by on December 21, 2017 3 Comments

The winter solstice occurs at 11:28 this morning, so by definition, brighter days are ahead — but not today, according to the astrologers, who are just as qualified as most of Trump’s cabinet secretaries. That Virginia recount that the Democrat won by one vote? Not any more. The GOP challenged, and the court upheld, one […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 21, 2017

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Of all the performers I’ve brought to the Arden Gild Hall, nobody made a greater impression on me than the Holmes Brothers.  We loved them and they loved Arden and the people who came out to see ‘em.  Had ‘em there four times.  They could do ‘Saturday night and Sunday morning’ like nobody’s business.  Jesus […]

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