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Paul Baumbach on the Shortage of Trade School Grads

Filed in National by on November 21, 2017 0 Comments

Put the Vocational and Technical back into Vo-Tech. In my district, the Vo-tech school is treated by many parents as another college prep charter school. Part of the problem, nationally and in Delaware, is that the Congress expanded their definition of what a vo-tech school can teach, and as a result some (nationally and in […]

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Open Thread Nov. 21: Sex and Politics Don’t Mix

Filed in National, Open Thread by on November 21, 2017 26 Comments

With liberals arguing over Al Franken, Bill Clinton and the political power of opposing sexual harassment, here’s a reminder that Republicans’ Roy Moore problem, which is only partly about sexual harassment, remains a problem. Both Steve Bannon and the White House have vacillated about their strategy, and the result has been silence from Ol’ Stumpy […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 21, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 21, 2017 1 Comment

Homecoming. Coming home:

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Tea and Clickbait Nov. 20: Firebugs, Idiots and Stacking the Bench

Filed in Delaware, National by on November 20, 2017 3 Comments

More “news” that requires no spoiler alert: Donald Trump is a “dope” and an “idiot.” That’s the opinion of his national security advisor, H.R. McMaster, according to four different people who heard him say it. Frankly, I find it reassuring that his few qualified advisors all seem to view him that way. Speaking of idiots, […]

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Open Thread Nov. 20: Manson, Moore and Trump; UPDATE: Franken Groped Another One

Filed in National, Open Thread by on November 20, 2017 14 Comments

There is literally NO NEWS today worth talking about, unless you consider the death of an 83-year-old boogieman notable. Yes, Charles Mason, the nutcase “hippie” whose murderous mutterings caused the deaths of seven people and gave Middle America the weapon it needed to demonize the hippies, died in prison. Also, the sun rose today toward […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 20, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 20, 2017 6 Comments

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Home and family. This week, some songs that suit that sentiment.  Starting with this one:  

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Breakfast Links/Open Thread Nov. 19: Joe Biden, Meek Mill and Tom Capano

Filed in National by on November 19, 2017 5 Comments

His book tour has sparked a lot of Biden-for-President speculation. It gets a cold shower from the New Republic’s Alex Shephard, who looks askance at the idea. Really askance: To be fair, he probably could beat Trump, but that’s only because it looks like any Democrat could beat Trump. So why should Democrats settle for […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 19, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 19, 2017 1 Comment

Cut 1. Side 1. Album 1. Nothing cut through the overproduced crap of the era like this. A hurricane of fresh air:

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Saturday Scrapple: As the Worm Turns

Filed in National by on November 18, 2017 5 Comments

Used to be that people learned how government works and then ran for office. Republicans don’t have the brains or patience for that, so they elect loudmouth jackasses who don’t know how it works so the rest of us can point and laugh at their bone-deep ignorance. Case in point: Dumbfuck Rob Arlett, the SuxCo […]

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Republican Tax Plan will pay for tax cuts for millionaires by cutting Medicare

Filed in National by on November 18, 2017 7 Comments

Nobody should be surprised to find that the GOP tax plan will mightily screw over poor people. Two weeks after its introduction and following zero hearings, the House of Representatives passed an approximately $1.5 trillion dollar tax cut on Thursday. Most of the focus has been on the bill’s tax benefits for the wealthy and […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 18, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 18, 2017 1 Comment

Cut 1. Side 1. Album 1. “He said ‘Take a right at the light, keep going straight until night, then boys you’re on your own’.” Youthful exuberance never sounded so good:

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Tea and Clickbait: GOP Infighting, Court-Packing and a Senatorial Snowflake

Filed in National by on November 17, 2017 1 Comment

While Democrats cast lots to see which justice warrior is pure enough to deserve Al Franken’s Senate seat, Republicans are in pitched battle over Roy Moore’s candidacy. At least Moore has correctly identified his actual tormenters — the Mitch McConnell Republican establishment. He even got aging gasbag Rush Limbaugh to take up the hue and cry. Filthy […]

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Now I’m (not) banned at BlueDelaware

Filed in National by on November 17, 2017 27 Comments

Correction. I’m not banned. I’m still an arch defender of sexual harassment I guess though.

Such thin skins.

All I said was:

So… if you liked Bernie you were a purist who was trying to ruin the party – and if you like Franken you are an unprincipled, party hack, sellout. Got it! I guess being a purist is coming into style.

Delaware Dem. replied:

And the only thing a piece of shit like you is pragmatic or practical on is defending sexual harassers. Got it. Go fuck yourself Jason.

Then I said:

“Fair enough. In turn, You’ve got such a finely tuned hypocrisy detector – why don’t you point it at yourself sometime?”

He also called me a defender of sexual harassment on twitter. This obvious straw man means his “argument” or whatever you want to call it has jumped the shark.

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Open Thread Nov. 17: Franken, Keystone and Estate Taxes

Filed in National by on November 17, 2017 7 Comments

The liberal hand-flapping over Al Franken has for the most part died down, in part because Republicans can’t very well pile on. Donald Trump himself found that out when he tried to burn Franken over the photo released yesterday. Some on the left are still clamoring for Franken to resign. At least Michelle Goldberg admits […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: November 10-16, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 17, 2017 6 Comments

1. D Primary In RD 12? Looks that way. I wrote about Rachel Blumenfeld’s candidacy three weeks ago. It now appears that there will be another D challenger.  Her name is Krista Griffith and, like Blumenfeld, she appears to be a quality candidate. She is currently the Vice President of the Down Syndrome Association of […]

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Laughing my ass off at weak-ass Democrats

Filed in National by on November 17, 2017 44 Comments
Laughing my ass off at weak-ass Democrats

That’s what I’d be doing if I was a Republican. If God ever created a species as weak and gutless as a modern Democrat, I’d like to see the spineless, translucent blob masquerading as a living organism.

I’m standing with Al Franken 100%. Anyone so-called Democrat who wants him to quit is a lowlife dumbfuck in my considered opinion.. I will add that they these Democrats are also the political geniuses who thought Hillary Clinton would be a good candidate, and who Continue to think that the Republicans will reveal themselves go be honest partners in good government.

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 17, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 17, 2017 0 Comments

Cut 1. Side 1. Album 1. A friend of mine and I once put together something we called “The Adrenaline Tape”. Every song had to get your pulse racing. I admit that listening to the finished product left us exhausted.  But, if you’re searching for  a ‘First Song Out Of The Box’ must-listen, this highlight […]

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House Passes Billionaire Relief Bill

Filed in National by on November 16, 2017 8 Comments

Republicans took their first step toward removing the jackboot of fair taxation from the necks of America’s billionaires today when the House of Representatives voted 227-205 in favor of the House tax bill. Though 13 Republicans defected, most were from New York, New Jersey and California (including three of Jersey’s most vulnerable Republicans). Pat Meehan of […]

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Al Franken Accused Of Groping (With Photo)

Filed in Featured, National by on November 16, 2017 61 Comments

A woman who was on a USO Tour with Al Franken, then entertainer, now senator, claims that he groped her and made her uncomfortable during the tour. The photo, if indeed it wasn’t consensual, leaves little doubt: http://thehill.com/homenews/news/360656-woman-accuses-al-franken-of-kissing-groping-her-without-consent We’ve clearly entered a new and, IMHO, utterly necessary phase of our discussion on sexual harassment. It […]

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Sorry, But We Have to Talk About Bill Clinton

Filed in National by on November 16, 2017 7 Comments

There’s been one name conspicuously absent from the current anti-sexual-predator uprisings in Hollywood, Washington and state capitals around the country. And no, I’m not talking about Trump. One-time “liberal” icon Bill Clinton, we all recall, was accused of actions much like those of Harvey Weinstein (and Trump, for that matter), and was defended by lots […]

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Open Thread Nov. 16: County Council Clown Show

Filed in Delaware, National, Open Thread by on November 16, 2017 11 Comments

The News Journal is too busy dredging up the Capano case (it’s an anniversary thing) to bother covering New Castle County Council, but WDEL was there for an epic meltdown by council President Karen Hartley-Nagle when she was stripped of her last committee assignment by a vote of council. The back-and-forth with Councilman George Smiley […]

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US embassy hires security firm of former Russian spy who worked with Putin

Filed in National by on November 16, 2017 3 Comments
US embassy hires security firm of former Russian spy who worked with Putin

Trump & Tillerson gave a no-bid Moscow embassy security contract to a close ally of Putin. All of this is impeachment worthy. If is was President Hillary Clinton it would be death penalty worthy, and yet it barely gets a mention in the maelstrom of fucked up shit that is the Trump administration.

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 16, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 16, 2017 4 Comments

Cut 1, Side 1, Album 1. Some artists say ‘Here I am’ right out of the gate.  Like this guy:

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Execution or Euthanasia?

Filed in National by on November 15, 2017 3 Comments

See if you can tell the difference, because I can’t: Death row prisoner Alva Campbell, 69, will be executed at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, on Wednesday for the 1997 murder of a Columbus teen. According to the Associated Press, Campbell suffers from severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder as the result of […]

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‘Bernie Bernstein’ Robocall Backfires

Filed in National by on November 15, 2017 10 Comments

The laughably anti-Semitic robocall* from “Washington Post reporter Bernie Bernstein” offering “$5,000 to $7,000″ for stories about Roy Moore that would not be checked for legitimacy might seem like an incredibly stupid maneuver. The truth is it happens in every close election, and not just when Republicans are involved. Every political aide and operative you […]

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