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Santa Fe TX Shooter’s Father, Antonios Pagourtzis, is guilty of felony murder

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Santa Fe TX Shooter’s Father, Antonios Pagourtzis, is guilty of felony murder

Antonios Pagourtzis allowed his child to have access to the guns he used murder his fellow high school students. Antonios Pagourtzis should be in jail. Antonios Pagourtzis is “saddened and dismayed” . He should be “saddened and dismayed” in jail. Felony murder applies to defendants who show a “reckless disregard for human life” but may […]

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Guns everywhere, all the time

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Guns everywhere, all the time

This sad situation in Middletown could have been even sadder if the young man in question followed his bad decsion to bring a gun into the school with a worse decsion to pull the trigger.

Delaware State Police have identified 18-year-old-Tymere Moore as the student that allegedly brandished a handgun during an altercation on Friday, May 18, 2018.

Moore is believed to have thrown a bottle striking another female student at the end of a verbal altercation before another male student confronted him, said state police.

Police said a second altercation ensued in the bathroom, where Moore allegedly removed a 9mm handgun from his backpack and aimed it at the other student before both exited the restroom without incident.

State police have determined that Moore stole the gun from a vehicle on that day, prior to his arrival at school.

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Song Of The Day: May 20, 2018

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OK, I admit it. Verdict on this week: Good theme, poorly executed. Shoulda asked Waterpirate to program it.  Hope he likes this one:

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Song Of The Day: May 19, 2018

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Let’s get back on track. No more appeasing the youngsters. What she’s asking for is not unreasonable in the least:

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May 18 Open Thread: Sports Betting Won’t Help Casinos, Says Casino CEO Begging State for Cash

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Delaware’s casinos like to cry poormouth. The ink is barely dry on the Supreme Court’s ruling that states can legalize sports betting and the racinos have already announced plans to begin taking bets next month. Lest anyone think this alleviates the gambling barons’ begging for tax relief from the General Assembly, Denis McGlynn of Dover […]

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Why was Trump sucking up to Putin from day one?

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Why was Trump sucking up to Putin from day one?

“Trump’s primary interest in running for president was not originally to actually win either the nomination or the the presidency. He spent his campaign basically auditioning for Vladimir Putin in the hope that he’d be able to put his name on the tallest tower in Europe.” I’ve only grabbed a couple of sentences, because you […]

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Late in life, Tillerson discovers the value of truth

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Late in life, Tillerson discovers the value of truth

After years of promoting climate change denialism, Rex Tillerson gave a commencement address: “A responsibility of every American citizen to each other is to preserve and protect our freedom by recognizing what truth is and is not, what a fact is and is not, and begin by holding ourselves accountable to truthfulness and demand our […]

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Song Of The Day: May 18, 2018

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In a blatant and desperate attempt to expand my demographic appeal, I present a ‘women with attitude’ song for you youngsters out there:

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Justice Democrats endorsement of Kerri Harris is a big deal

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Justice Democrats endorsement of Kerri Harris is a big deal

Founded in 2017 by Cenk Uygur of ‘The Young Turks’, and former leadership from the 2016 Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, Justice Democrats has a stated goal of reforming the Democratic Party by running “a unified campaign to replace every corporate-backed member of Congress and rebuild the Democratic Party from scratch.”

You can’t get anymore corporate-backed than Carper.

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Record US fertility rate decline confuses the easily confused

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Record US fertility rate decline confuses the easily confused

Note to Confused Demographers: A handful of wealthy people getting even weathier does not mean that “the economy” has “rebounded.”

WASHINGTON — The fertility rate in the United States fell to a record low for a second straight year, federal officials reported Thursday, extending a deep decline that began in 2008 with the Great Recession.

The fertility rate fell to 60.2 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age, down 3 percent from 2016, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. It was the largest single-year decline since 2010, when families were still feeling the effects of a weak economy….

The country has been living through one of the longest declines in fertility in decades and demographers are trying to figure out what is driving it. Rates tend to drop during difficult economic times as people put off having babies, and then rise once the economy rebounds. But the rate has not recovered since the Great Recession. A brief uptick in 2014 did not last. The number of births has also declined, and last year was its lowest level since 1987. The fertility rate is the number of births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44.

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Democrats should run on shutting down ICE

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The word fascism gets thrown around cavalierly – but U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) paramilitary arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is just like what you’d expect a fascist government to set up.

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May 17 Open Thread: How Big Is It, Rudy?

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Short stack this morning because I have another engagement and haven’t had time to digest yesterday’s events. This caught my eye, though, considering that Team Trump signaled its intent to conduct a “war” against the Russia probe, which is totally something an innocent person would do: Rudy Giuliani told Laura Ingraham that Mueller doesn’t realize […]

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Song Of The Day: May 17, 2018

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One of the earliest feminist anthems, written by two guys from Philly.  Produced by some guy named Quincy Jones.  Lesley Gore became a legitimate heroine to the LGBT community: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/feb/17/lesley-gore She also appeared as one of Catwoman’s Felines-In-Crime on Batman. Oh, the song…:  

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