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Song Of The Day: Dec. 17, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 17, 2018 0 Comments

OK, most of you know that I generally can’t stand Christmas music. I’m putting up one of my few faves today.  If you’ve got some special songs for the season, let me know, and you can be our guest programmer through Christmas. Until then:

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FoxWorld Logic

Filed in National by on December 15, 2018 2 Comments
FoxWorld Logic

MELISSA FRANCIS (CO-HOST): …He (Cohen) says that the president directed him to [violate campaign finance laws]. If that’s true, then that basically clears the president, because he used his own money in order to do this. Which, you’re allowed to spend as much money on your campaign as you want Hmm…

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 15, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 15, 2018 3 Comments

Heard this on ‘XPN this morning. This, right here, is some damned sweet soul music:

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So now we’re the country that kills 7 year old girls in custody

Filed in National by on December 14, 2018 3 Comments
So now we’re the country that kills 7 year old girls in custody

It isn’t just the cruelty.  It is the cavalier “we don’t give a fuck” attitude that makes us a country of monsters.  I don’t know if the Brittish in India were this bad.  At least they pretended to have some higher calling.  Christianity and civilization pushing darkness and savagery off the world’s stage, and all that. […]

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Chris Coons Must Disassociate Himself From the National “Prayer” Breakfast

Filed in National by on December 14, 2018 8 Comments
Chris Coons Must Disassociate Himself From the National “Prayer” Breakfast

In 1953, President Dwight Eisenhower began the tradition of the National Prayer Breakfast.  Whatever benign purpose it was founded to serve, it has morphed into something far from benign.   It is now a nexus of anti-American criminal activity.   A nexus of anti-American criminal activity that Senator Chris Coons Co-Chairs.   Now that Maria Butina has […]

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Dec. 14 Open Thread: And the One-Man Band Plays On

Filed in National, Open Thread by on December 14, 2018 3 Comments

Here’s a hint that Trump’s flailing mania is not an act: Even without an audience who believes a word of it, his tweets keep on rolling, asserting statements with no basis in fact, airing dubious legal theories, and proving no match for the reality. He’s the second little piggy, the one who built his house […]

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House Prefile Features ERA And Fairness In Taxation

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 14, 2018 4 Comments

While all of the early hype on the beginning of the new legislative session has focused on passage of the Delaware Equal Rights Amendment, Rep. Kowalko is once again trying to restore some progressivity to Delaware’s income tax rates.  The first House prefile was made public yesterday. Yes, the Equal Rights Amendment will pass early […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 14, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 14, 2018 0 Comments

Nathan Arizona sent me to one of my fave Tim Buckley songs. Pretty fascinating video as well:

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Trump Resigns. Mike Pence, Sworn in by Justice John Roberts, Now 46th President of the United States

Filed in National by on December 13, 2018 20 Comments
Trump Resigns. Mike Pence, Sworn in by Justice John Roberts, Now 46th President of the United States

..is not a headline we will ever read.   In spite of the rapidly deteriorating legal position, Trump will not resign.   His office is the only thing shielding him from indictment and prosecution.  He can no more give it up than he could give up breathing,  

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Dec. 13 Open Thread: James Bond, Meet Maria Butina

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Dec. 13 Open Thread: James Bond, Meet Maria Butina

A team of Australian public health officials at what must be Sherlock Holmes University issued a report that sounds like parody: After studying the cinematic evidence, they concluded that James Bond has a drinking problem. Not only does 007 consume 109 alcoholic beverages in about 52 hours of screen time, the authors also note, quite […]

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Can Delaware Dems Repeat 2018 Success in 2020? Part 2

Filed in National by on December 13, 2018 20 Comments
Can Delaware Dems Repeat 2018 Success in 2020? Part 2

How many seats will Democrats pick up in 2020? Republican incumbents will benefit from John Carney’s leadership. Because bi-partisanship is seen as a virtue above all virtues, John Carney will do everything he can to make the remaining Republicans seem like a viable political party and “a trusted partner in governing.” Also, as astonishing as it is to you and me in the age of Trump, there is a lot of collegiality and protecting fellow members of the incumbent club in Leg Hall. We saw that this year as dumb-fuck Democrats rallied around the campaign finance criminal Mike Ramone, and the execrable* Greg Lavelle.

Additionally, the low hanging fruit has been picked. So it will be difficult for Democrats to repeat the success of 2018. Difficult, but not impossible.

While Dems only have one slam-dunk pickup in 2020 (Cloutier SD5), there are factors that point to another potential Blue Wave in Delaware.

John Carney’s weak leadership aside, the Delaware Democratic Party is on the move. Chairman ERS, and Executive Director Jesse Chadderdon …

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 13, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 13, 2018 2 Comments

You all know this wonderful song. The story behind this song, or more specifically, the man behind the song, is equally fascinating. From No Depression: Ric O’Barry, the founder and director of the Dolphin Project, was Neil’s best friend. O’Barry, with help from Neil and Stephen Stills, started the Dolphin Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated […]

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Dec. 12 Open Thread: Cohen Gets 3 Years, Pelosi Pwns Trump

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Donald Trump’s claim that Michael Cohen’s payoff of two paramours was a “civil” rather than a criminal offense just clanged into the iron bars of reality, as Cohen was sentenced to three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to his role in the scheme. (AMI, the corporate parent of the National Enquirer, also admitted […]

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