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Delaware Democrats Blow It (again)

Filed in National by on March 22, 2017 13 Comments
Delaware Democrats Blow It  (again)

When your political party is deeply unpopular because it stands for nothing, and has no coherent brand identity, (Thanks, Carper! Thanks, John Carney!) you are starting out any special election 100 yards behind the starting line, wearing a 40-pound weight vest. So it is not surprising that the Democratic Party’s lackluster party and brand building claimed another special election victim, as Hosfelt (R), trounced Kreiner (D) in a race for the Kent County Levy Court seat vacated by Bradley Eaby.

The 2nd District has 21,029 registered voters — 10,045 Democrats, 5,626 Republicans and 5,358 other. Delaware Dems turned out a pitiful 660 voters (7%) to the DEGOP’s 1,107 (20%). Even if you assume that ALL of Kent County District 2’s “Other” voters are stealth Republicans, the GOP still turned out 3% more voters than the Democrats.

This result raises an important question, what the fuck are Kent County Democrats doing? Seriously… what the holy fuck is going on when in these days of political unrest the County party can’t muster up more than 660 voters?

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BREAKING! Manafort Was Putin’s Proctologist

Filed in International, National by on March 22, 2017 6 Comments

No wonder Trump’s mouthpieces are trying to minimize the role of Trump’s former campaign chair: https://www.apnews.com/122ae0b5848345faa88108a03de40c5a/Manafort According to the AP, Manafort was directly working as a lobbyist on behalf of Vladimir Putin as far back as 2005, which directly contradicts administration assertions that no campaign official had any direct contact with Russia: President Donald Trump’s […]

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I’m Calling It: Trumpcare Going DOWWWNN!

Filed in National by on March 22, 2017 6 Comments

My self-imposed exile from the news shows having (temporarily?) ended, I watched a lot of coverage of the Trumpcare battle the last couple of days, and also read the reports in the papers. I can only reach one conclusion. If a vote is held on Thursday, Trumpcare is going down, and maybe going down YUGE. […]

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All Eyes on Carper and Coons

Filed in National by on March 22, 2017 7 Comments
All Eyes on Carper and Coons

It is very simple. If they vote to invoke cloture… to close the Senate debate on the nomination of Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, they are voting for the validation of this President and this Presidency. They are voting to validate the Republican strategy of stealing a Supreme Court nomination from President Obama. They are voting to legitimize and normalize the Russian intervention in our political system.

They are putting a black mark on their respective records. A black mark that they must never be allowed to live down.

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Weds., March 22, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on March 22, 2017 0 Comments

Quite the productive legislative day.  Perhaps the first one this year.  The House passed Rep. Bentz’ access to TANF bill with only one no vote: Sussex County’s Rich Collins.  Sean Matthews scored a two-fer with the passage of his bill to forestall dropping out of school (Briggs King and Yearick voted no, Spiegelman went not […]

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March 22, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on March 22, 2017 0 Comments
March 22, 2017 Open Thread

Christina and Sanctuary status, Red-light refund, Vaughn warden reassigned, New Castle County names its first African American police chief

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The Derp State Don’t Need No EPA

Filed in National by on March 21, 2017 2 Comments

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Tell Carper and Coons to vote NO! on Gorsuch cloture

Filed in National by on March 21, 2017 23 Comments
Tell Carper and Coons to vote NO! on Gorsuch cloture

This morning contributor R.E.V hand-delivered the following letter to the Wilmington office of Senator Carper. Later this week he plans to make a similar trip to Coons with other members of the DL subgroup formed to being the resistance to Senators Carper and Coons doorstep.

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General Assembly Pre-Game Show: Tues., March 21, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on March 21, 2017 2 Comments

16 tons of bullshit and whaddayaget? Another day older and $35.6 million deeper in debt.  The budget hole is up to $386 mill and counting.  Hey, I’ve got an idea.  Why not do a property tax revision on Delaware properties owned by those who do not officially reside in Delaware?  And, of course, propose two […]

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The Derp State

Filed in National by on March 21, 2017 22 Comments

I wondered what Draco Malfoy was doing yesterday asking Comey questions. Turns out that was Trey Gowdy being his regular Republican asshole self. Republicans like Gowdy are not elected to govern. they are elected to fuck shit up. Gowdy was doing his damnedest to fuck up those hearings yesterday. Muddy the waters. Give the wingnut press some molehills with which to build mountains of outrage among their empty headed subscribers and listeners. If you edited the Republican portions out of the hearings and listened to the Democratic and Republican sections separately, you’d never guess they were taking part in the same hearings…on the same day…on the same continent… during the same century.

When you think about it, Trump wasn’t elected to govern “The United States of America,” he was elected to fuck shit up in a country that only exists in the right-wing’s imagination. He is applying himself to that task with alacrity, and the results are splashing onto us here in reality. Steve Bannon, the most powerful man in Trump’s White House has a “disturbing history of bigotry, nihilism, and apocalyptic delusions” should not be allowed within 1,000 miles of power and yet, there he is. We are not Bannon’s fellow citizens. We are mere bystanders in the vicinity of the GOP’s mental breakdown trying to avoid random kicks and punches.

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Carney Assembles New Task Force for Coffee Klatches

Filed in National by on March 21, 2017 4 Comments
Carney Assembles New Task Force for Coffee Klatches

With the news that budget shortfall this year will be greater than anticipated, Carney assembled a new task on the implementation of new coffee klatches in hopes of spurring on economic development within coffee shops throughout Delaware. Carney spokesperson was overheard saying, “Well, we’re not going to raise taxes on Delaware’s richest, so we might […]

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March 21, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on March 21, 2017 0 Comments
March 21, 2017 Open Thread

Funeral assistance for firefighters, Man passes out at Mickey Ds for 3rd DUI, Delaware lawmakers look to encourage attendance, Denn sues Newark landlords over fraud claims, Kent County Levy Court commissioner election set for Tuesday

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Happy James Comey Day!

Filed in National by on March 20, 2017 7 Comments
Happy James Comey Day!

FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to appear before a House committee about probes into Russian collusion with the Trump campaign during the election and the Republican President’s claim that Trump Tower was bugged by President Obama. Will Comey tell the plain truth and say Trump lied? No. Will Comey tell the plain truth about […]

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First Day of Spring Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on March 20, 2017 2 Comments
First Day of Spring Open Thread

Siegel Jewish center rally, Police using drones, Prison reform, Gun Industry in Delaware

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1 Trillion Bucks for Infrastructure Missing from Trump Budget

Filed in National by on March 19, 2017 4 Comments

The Republican President said that the country would benefit from a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure. Anyone with a passing knowledge of the Republican President’s frequent lies said, “Sure we will.” That skepticism was well founded.

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Carney Budget to propose shortfall covered by half new revenue and half spending cuts

Filed in National by on March 18, 2017 5 Comments
Carney Budget to propose shortfall covered by half new revenue and half spending cuts

Rumors are circulating that Governor “my hands are tied” Carney will propose a budget on Thursday that will seek to close a $350 million budget gap by cutting state expenses by $175 million while raising $175 million in new revenue. “New revenue” no doubt includes increases to “sin” taxes on cigarettes and liquor, because they […]

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Sussex Countians are disgusting pigs

Filed in National by on March 18, 2017 18 Comments
Sussex Countians are disgusting pigs

Maybe that is strong, but what else to call a collection of people who put up with this? Sussex County Councilman Rob Arlett knows the county has a trash problem, but he didn’t know how bad it is until he toured a 19-acre illegal dumping ground March 10. Located near Millville, the site contains every […]

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March 18, 2017 Open Thread: Beach Edition

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on March 18, 2017 9 Comments
March 18, 2017 Open Thread: Beach Edition

Rehoboth Beach fire, tent, canopy ban passes (link) Rehoboth City Hall will have spectacular views (link) $1 million Bethany fire is still under investigation (link)

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Shorter Trump – “The buck stops there…at Fox News”

Filed in National by on March 17, 2017 4 Comments
Shorter Trump – “The buck stops there…at Fox News”

The President really is an idiot. President Donald Trump on Friday suggested his administration bore no responsibility for promoting a Fox News analyst’s baseless claim that British intelligence agency GCHQ spied on Trump for former President Barack Obama. In a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a German reporter asked Trump about the […]

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Occasional Words from the Resistance

Filed in National by on March 17, 2017 18 Comments

…from the desk of R.E. Vanella. (Author ’s note: This is completely my own commentary. I will paraphrase as I remember. I did not take notes. The entire thing was streamed and recorded for posterity on Facebook Live. So I presume it may be found on the internet.) 19:04 – McKean Auditorium. Ms Hudson introduces […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on March 17, 2017 4 Comments
St. Patrick’s Day Open Thread

Denn and Drug laws, Tax Hikes for Wilmington, Prison Guards Upset, List of Breweries in Delaware

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New shocking theory on Carney Coffee Klatches – They are real!

Filed in National by on March 16, 2017 14 Comments
New shocking theory on Carney Coffee Klatches – They are real!

As Carney continues to meet with Delawareans in “budget reset” meetings, a shocking theory is rippling through the state. Carney honestly has no idea what he is going to do about the budget and is really expecting the retirees he is meeting with to come up with something. That he is really listening is both […]

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March 16, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on March 16, 2017 1 Comment
March 16, 2017 Open Thread

Fuel efficiency, DNREC chief approved, Ice Missiles, Widow of murdered correctional officer refuses meeting with Carney, A.I. duPont boys basketball team

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Delaware General Assembly Pre-Game Show: Weds., March 15, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on March 15, 2017 9 Comments
Delaware General Assembly Pre-Game Show: Weds., March 15, 2017

So many questions.

Will John Carney propose a budget before or after his Endless Coffee Klatch Tour? It now extends into late April. The tour, that is.

What, if any, proposals will members of the General Assembly introduce to close the $350 million budget gap?

Will Jellyfish John permit Sen. Nicole Poore to singlehandedly end the term of Patrice Gilliam-Johnson as Secretary of Labor?

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Daniello is out as Chief Dem…Who is in?

Filed in National by on March 15, 2017 5 Comments
Daniello is out as Chief Dem…Who is in?

If your measure of success for a party chair is electing people with “D” next to their name, Daniello was a success. If your measure is building an engaged and active party unified by core beliefs and assumptions – he sucked. Here is what he said about his accomplishments at the last state convention wich […]

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