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It begins… The Law of unintended consequences to bring down Tom Carper

Filed in National by on December 14, 2017 2 Comments
It begins… The Law of unintended consequences to bring down Tom Carper

I always thought that it would be Father Time, but it will be the fact that he admitted to hitting his wife. Drudge Report links to Carper story. I’m not linking because I don’t want to give Drudge hits. The story he links to is here. Freebeacon.com MediaBiasFactCheck.com says this about The Washington Free Beacon, […]

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Tom Carper Rolled By Republicans As Usual

Filed in National by on December 14, 2017 11 Comments
Tom Carper Rolled By Republicans As Usual

What did Tom Carper get for all his prodigious “bipartisanship bridge building” and what how have his Republican friends across the aisle reciprocated all of his overtures of friendship?

I’m seriously asking because the reconciled House and Senate tax bill is even MORE rapaciously Republican than the original version.

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 14, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 14, 2017 0 Comments

I had no doubt about my choice for Best Song Of 2014.  Every bit as timely now as it was then. Perhaps more.  But first, the 2014 countdown: http://www.delawareliberal.net/2014/12/30/bulos-fave-tunes-of-2014-the-top-ten/ Here’s what American Songwriter wrote about this song: “Alynda Lee Segarra takes more than 100 years of murder ballads to task on this standout from Hurray […]

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Open Thread Dec. 14: Revenge of the Rich

Filed in National, Open Thread by on December 14, 2017 5 Comments

To the horror of a nation still celebrating Roy Moore’s defeat, House and Senate Republicans reached a compromise on their noxious tax plan, putting it on schedule for a vote next week. Liberals might be pleasantly surprised by how liberal Alabama’s senator-elect Doug Jones is for a deep-South Democrat. National Democrats seem particularly impressed that […]

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The startling ignorance of Republicans

Filed in National by on December 13, 2017 8 Comments

This clip is amazing.

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It is time to fight

Filed in National by on December 13, 2017 3 Comments

Any Democratic elected’s that don’t get it, don’t get my vote. Period. This fight is for all of us. This Delawareonline Oped by RE Vanella, lays it down:

I was arrested for protesting the tax bill. Here’s why I’m fighting it: Dialogue Delaware

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a vile, monstrous sack of human feces

Filed in National by on December 13, 2017 10 Comments
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a vile, monstrous sack of human feces

Trump degrades the office of the Presidency by making a creepy, sexist statement about a sitting Senator, a statement that would make even the most socially inept Republican loser uncomfortable, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders lies her ass of defending him. She has no shame. She is, perhaps the most vile and disgusting human alive on […]

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Open Thread Dec. 13: Night of the Long Forks

Filed in National by on December 13, 2017 16 Comments

And you thought Democrats were good at circular firing squads. The results weren’t all in before every Republican who ever thought this was a bad idea — which means most of them — started apportioning blame for screwing the unscrewable pooch. Their prime target was disheveled svengali Steve Bannon, who just 24 hours earlier was […]

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WDEL Gets The KHN Harassment Report

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 13, 2017 12 Comments

Great hed on Amy Cherry’s must-read piece: “Do You Need To Call Your Mommy?” I know it’s not politic to say so, but NCC Council President Karen Hartley-Nagle appears to be mentally and emotionally unfit to hold office.  Her personal skills don’t seem to have advanced beyond the petulance of adolescence. She’s costing the taxpayers […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 13, 2017

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Two great roots songs top what was quite the eclectic list of Best Songs of 2013. Both of them chill-inducing. First, here are the countdown articles: http://www.delawareliberal.net/2013/12/24/el-somnambulos-25-favorite-songs-of-2013/ http://www.delawareliberal.net/2013/12/26/el-somnambulos-favorite-songs-of-2013-the-top-ten/ I’m gonna post both #’s 1 and 2 b/c, depending on the day, I went back and forth on which would wind up on top. I still […]

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The Reckoning

Filed in National by on December 12, 2017 6 Comments

Trump is toxic. The Virginia results could be waved off. Wingnut Pundits will try to wave the Doug Jones win off, noting that Roy Moore was a flawed candidate. But by that measure every Republican supporting Trump (or supported by Trump) is a flawed candidate.

No. The tide has turned. Candidates that tie themselves to Trump are tying a anvil around their necks.

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Alabama Senate Race Open Thread

Filed in Featured by on December 12, 2017 26 Comments

All signs point to a razor-thin race.  Here’s one sign: Exit polls show men voting for Moore by a 57-40 margin and women voting for Jones by a 57-42 margin. Earliest results have Jones up, but with less than 4000 votes in. Not statistically significant.

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The Polling Numbers Democrats Keep Ignoring

Filed in National by on December 12, 2017 8 Comments

I was reading a Frank Rich essay in New York magazine about Trump voters and how their “movement” existed before him and will continue once he’s gone. In passing, he points out that Democrats still have no coherent message to counter with, and cites these numbers, which ought to scare Democrats into change but probably […]

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Open Thread Dec. 12: The Devil Fools With the Best Laid Plan

Filed in National, Open Thread by on December 12, 2017 8 Comments

All eyes are on Alabama for the special election, and the polls are all over the place — some have Jones up by several points, others have Moore up by double digits. That’s a sign that pollsters don’t know how to calculate the “probable” voters, not unusual for a special election. Those who specialize in […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 12, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 12, 2017 2 Comments

We continue our visit to Songs Of The Year Past. 2012. First, here is the 2012 Countdown, presented in two parts: http://www.delawareliberal.net/2012/12/11/bulos-best-songs-of-2012-part-1/ http://www.delawareliberal.net/2012/12/12/best-songs-of-2012-the-top-10/ I really like this list, and love the #1, a white hot slab of adrenaline that Husker Du would have been proud to release:

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Who Are Your Choices For MVP (Most Valuable to the Progressive Cause) And LVP?

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on December 12, 2017 6 Comments

I just don’t have the heart to try and cobble together an MVP list this year.  The year sucked, locally and nationally. Worst year ever.  I believe our democracy is imperiled, and I have abandoned any hope that those who pass for state leaders will lead. So, it’s up to you.  Who provided you with […]

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Open Thread Dec. 11: The Women Are Coming for Trump

Filed in National, Open Thread by on December 11, 2017 17 Comments

Denying reality is trending, as the kidz say. Republicans have been doing it for decades, but lots of Democrats are giving them competition. Consider this essay by Sean McElwee, who declares “the Democratic Party is fine,” and argues it is “the most united American party in modern political history.” Given that his head shot makes […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 11, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on December 11, 2017 0 Comments

As I prepare this year’s list of my 50 Fave Songs, I figured I’d check back on my #1 choices from years past. Starting, of course, in reverse chronological order. Wonder how they’ll stand the test of time. From 2011: Since my #2 was so distinctly different, and since I seriously considered it for #1, […]

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Open Thread Dec. 10: Feminists Dance on Franken’s Grave

Filed in National by on December 10, 2017 56 Comments

The Democratic Party civil war is in full swing, with the feminist contingent dancing on Al Franken’s grave because — well, let’s face it, because they’re ruled by their emotions (I’m not talking about just the women; this includes their male enablers as well). They have no argument at all about why this should not […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 10, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 10, 2017 0 Comments

I love it when an impromptu Tex-Mex week breaks out.  Let’s dance the week out in style with Joe ‘He’s The King!’ Carrasco:    

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Killed by Police

Filed in National by on December 9, 2017 5 Comments

How many people do you think were killed by police this year (so far) in the United States? Killedbypolice.net

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Open Thread Dec. 9: Another Killer Cop Walks, Trump Mental Breakdown Continues

Filed in National by on December 9, 2017 4 Comments

Wanna kill people without punishment? Become a cop and do it in uniform. Though Michael Slater, the South Carolina cop who gunned down a middle-aged man running away from him and then tried to frame him, got 20 years in prison for it, it took two trials to convict him. Even with videotape clearly showing […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 9, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 9, 2017 1 Comment

One of the great characters in rock ‘n roll history  created one of the most memorable Tex-Mex classics.  BTW, the song was not about his cat.  If you wanna sing along, here are the lyrics: Uno, dos, one, two, tres, quatro Matty told Hatty about a thing she saw. Had two big horns and a […]

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HELLO, I AM THE MYTHICAL MIDDLE-CLASS PERSON WHO REPUBLICANS SAY WILL BENEFIT FROM THEIR NEW TAX BILL

Filed in National by on December 8, 2017 4 Comments

Salutations. Greetings, old sport. I humbly greet you with a wave of my white-gloved hand. Is this how middle-class people greet one another? I’m only asking because I want to make sure you’re a middle-class American just like I am. I, of course, know how common citizens of this country say hello, for you see, […]

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Open Thread Dec. 8: Safe Injection Sites for Addicts?

Filed in National by on December 8, 2017 28 Comments

A couple of statistics for your consideration: Delaware had 63 murders in 2016. It had 306 deaths by overdose. You don’t need me to tell you which one got more coverage. Virtually all those deaths were the result of people not knowing what they were injecting. One idea for reducing that death rate is safe […]

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