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Trump Issues Three-Word Executive Order

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Trump Issues Three-Word Executive Order

(CNN) President Donald Trump signed a three-word executive order Tuesday, which administration officials said defines his approach to governing while giving agency heads wide latitude to implement his vision.

The executive order simply read “Fuck shit up.” Although terse, the order was not viewed as cryptic but was immediately and broadly understood by Republicans throughout all levels of federal, state, county and local governments.

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March 29, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on March 29, 2017 3 Comments
March 29, 2017 Open Thread

Delaware immigrants perceive greater threat; NCCo Executive Matt Meyer: No tax hike in coming year; Delaware bill pushes changes to charter school rules; Man shot in the head Tuesday afternoon in Wilmington; Steele named Indian River superintendent;

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The Best Cartoon Ever

Filed in National by on March 28, 2017 2 Comments

Bugs and Thugs has recently been voted* the best cartoon ever. It features the great “oven gag” in which Bugs Bunny predicts the Irish cop’s words and actions with absolute perfection.

*voted by me. Just now.

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Delaware General Assembly Pre-Game Show: Tues., March 28, 2017

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So, it turns out that the killing of the death penalty was not final.  When the Delaware Supreme Court held that the statute was unconstitutional, it was like waving a red flag in front of a bull.  Or, bull-headed legislators. Hence, the “Extreme Crimes Prevention Act”, which the News-Journal reports will be introduced next week.  […]

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Being A-Holes to Transgender People Cost North Carolina $3 Billion Plus

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Being A-Holes to Transgender People Cost North Carolina $3 Billion Plus

I’m old enough to remember when “conservative” meant sober, frugal, thoughtful and cautious. Now it means “piss money away with reckless abandon, as long as it gets your dick hard by being a-holes to the right groups.”

About a year after North Carolina Republicans passed the anti-LGBT law known as HB2, the Associated Press has calculated that the law will cost the state $3.76 billion in lost business over 12 years.

The AP calculated the loss by looking at projects that were canceled or moved to another state because of the law using public records requests and interviews. The number reached “is likely an underestimation of the law’s true costs,” (per the AP).

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The Death Penalty – Expensive, Impractical and Unconstitutional so naturally Republicans (and some dumbass Democrats) love it

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The Death Penalty – Expensive, Impractical and Unconstitutional so naturally Republicans (and some dumbass Democrats)  love it

I’m old enough to remember when “conservative” meant sober, frugal, thoughtful and cautious. Now it means “piss money away with reckless abandon, as long as it gets your dick hard.”

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March 28, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on March 28, 2017 0 Comments
March 28, 2017 Open Thread

Police scramble to find cause of rash of heroin overdoses; No cause yet in large Wilmington fire; Ospreys arrive back in Delaware; State ESSA plan nears completion, concerns about 5-star rating system linger; Goal of Newark Train station is to connect Philly-to-DC

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Pushy Bastards Step Up Into Leadership Positions

Filed in National by on March 27, 2017 3 Comments
Pushy Bastards Step Up Into Leadership Positions

You’ve read El Som’s take on Erik Raser-Schramm. It is an unvarnished good. But check this out, and connect the dots. Recently Mike Matthews was elected to lead the large and influential DSEA. I’ve also heard that a long time friend of DL is going to chair the New Castle County Democratic Party.

Taken alone all of these are positive developments for people who want progressive voices to be heard. But viewed as a whole, it is safe to say that we are on the cusp of some exciting times for Democrats. Exciting times, really, for anyone who is interested in effective advocacy and governance. To paraphrase the stirring words of John F Kennedy, let the word go forth that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, so it is time to kick some ass and see what we are really made of.

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Putting Pressure on Coons and Carper to Support the Democratic Filibuster of the Gorsuch nomination

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Here is where this stands. Bluedelaware and DelawareLiberal are working together to bring groups like Delaware United, Network Delaware, Progressive Democrats for Delaware, and Democrats in Kent and Sussex Counties together to commit to a two-part action. Part 1 is a rally to deliver a petition to Coons and Carper prior to the cloture vote, and Part 2 is to commit to turning up on Carper and Coons’ doorstep (flashmob style) if they vote to close debate and thereby break the filibuster.

If you are a member of an organization please get in touch with me about joining this effort. If you are an individual, please sign the petition and be ready to go if need be.

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March 27, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on March 27, 2017 5 Comments
March 27, 2017 Open Thread

4 dead in one day from heroin in Delaware; Man, 30, is 13th fatally shot in Wilmington this year; 1 business destroyed, others damaged after massive fire on Market Street in Wilmington; It’s a homecoming for Christina’s new Superintendent; Delaware jobless rate ticks up again for February

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Erik Raser-Schramm to Run for Chair of Del Dems

Filed in National by on March 26, 2017 15 Comments
Erik Raser-Schramm to Run for Chair of Del Dems

It is clearly a big upgrade. Raser-Schramm brings a lot of energy and the proven ability to win elections. I hope it also means that the Democratic brand comes into sharper focus. For too long Democratic politicians have used LGBTQ friendliness as a fig leaf to cover their Republican, trickle down economic sensibilities. It is time that being a Democrat means more that being someone who is comfortable using gays as window dressing.

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Why the Rethugs HAD to Push Obamacare Repeal First

Filed in National by on March 26, 2017 2 Comments

Because the repeal would have yielded the big pot of money they needed to enact permanent tax cuts. Check out this must-read analysis from the Washington Post.  Oh, and subscribe.  At least to the Post and to the Times.  We need great journalism now more than ever.  Here are a couple of key excerpts: But […]

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The best explainer on why Trumpcare failed

Filed in National by on March 25, 2017 3 Comments

“(GOP) opposition to Obamacare was like Benghazi. Peel away the layers of wingutese and there just wasn’t anything there. And as we’ve learned, elected Republicans aren’t any different from internet wingnuts these days. Sure some of them literally want people to die, but most of them just know wingnut word salad and don’t understand what […]

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Rob Arlett wants to be surprised by illegal trash dumps again, this time within the DEGOP

Filed in National by on March 25, 2017 12 Comments
Rob Arlett wants to be surprised by illegal trash dumps again, this time within the DEGOP

Rob Arlett was recently in the news for being “amazed, appalled, disgusted and disappointed” by what a disgusting shit hole parts of Sussex had become during his tenure as a county councilman. Now he wants to be “amazed, appalled, disgusted and disappointed” all over again.

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March 25, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on March 25, 2017 17 Comments
March 25, 2017 Open Thread

The frontline of child abuse in Delaware; $15.5 million bridge project awarded, will close Del. 141; Two 23-year-old men shot in Wilmington, police say; Marijuana legalization bill announced by Delaware state Senator Margaret Rose-Henry

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The speech I wish Pelosi had given

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The President lost. Being a loser on something this big should be something he learns from. Losing is no fun, but he lost badly. Like any loser he needs to consider why he lost and try to think about how to not be such a loser who lost. Bottom line: Loser, lost. Loser.

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Sure to fail, Trumpcare vote pulled AGAIN

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Sure to fail, Trumpcare vote pulled AGAIN

CNN reports that tonight’s anticipated vote on Trumpcare has been pulled.

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White House lobbying to save Trumpcare broke the law

Filed in National by on March 24, 2017 2 Comments
White House lobbying to save Trumpcare broke the law

This is a White House that is too dumb and lazy to give a fuck about whether or not it is breaking laws. On Thursday morning, as the Trump administration frantically tried to save its deeply unpopular Affordable Care Act replacement bill, White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. tweeted out a message to […]

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Sign the Petition (& be ready to go if Coons and/or Carper bust the filibuster)

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Time to prep for loud and direct protest of Coons and Carper gutlessness

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Time to prep for loud and direct protest of Coons and Carper gutlessness

Today DL contributors will visit the Wilmington office of Senator Chris Coons and hand deliver the letter below. It will be signed by members of the DL direct protest subgroup.

I’m sure we will all be keeping a close eye on Mr Coons’ actions over the next few weeks. If he and Carper lose their nerve (as some reporting suggests they are considering) we must act.

The political action group Network Delaware has stood up a strategic nonviolent organizing committee. Please comment below if you will be willing to take part in some protest action against Coons and/or Carper if they vote for the Gorsuch nomination to progress to the full Senate. – Thanks

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Ask Jason330 and Donviti

Filed in National by on March 24, 2017 3 Comments
Ask Jason330 and Donviti

We are going to add 10 minutes and a new segment to the podcast. An advice segment in which we answer the pressing questions you can’t ask your spouse or clergy member and solve your unsolvable problems. For example…

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Carney Channels Trump’s Mick Mulvaney

Filed in Delaware by on March 24, 2017 13 Comments
Carney Channels Trump’s Mick Mulvaney

Delaware non-profits are on alert as Gov. Carney starts looking at cutting funds for domestic abuse victims. Carney might as well start talking about compassion for Greenville Democrats. Disgusting.

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March 24, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on March 24, 2017 1 Comment
March 24, 2017 Open Thread

Delaware OKs rare land swap of historic mill property; Target in Brandywine Hundred receives bomb threat; New data: Delaware dropout, graduation rates improve; PJM shares new Artificial Island transmission plan with state lawmakers; Woodside woman gets busted with drugs in Vaughn prison

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Governor “My Hands are Tied” Carney sticks with Markell’s Budget Rec’s

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Governor “My Hands are Tied” Carney sticks with Markell’s Budget Rec’s

He toured the state and had coffee klatch after coffee klatch, but (true to form) in the end, there was only one coffee klatch that mattered. Carney’s “shared sacrifice” budget largely parrots the budget fixes left to him by Jack Markell.

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Coons pursues a downright horrible deal in the name of “moderation”

Filed in National by on March 23, 2017 18 Comments
Coons pursues a downright horrible deal in the name of “moderation” Politco reports that your representative in the US Senate, Chris Coons, is in talks to cut the worst deal in the history of the Senate, by voting for Cloture on Gorsuch in exchange for a Republican “promise” to not eliminate the filibuster on a future Supreme court nomination.

The deal Democrats would be most likely to pursue, the sources said, would be to allow confirmation of Gorsuch in exchange for a commitment from Republicans not to kill the filibuster for a subsequent vacancy during President Donald Trump’s term.

How does Chris Coons still think that he is NOT dealing with bad actors? He seriously can’t be this guileless. That is only the beginning of how stupid Coons’ plan is, though. This deal is Coons trading something (a yes vote for Gorsuch) for nothing (a promise NOT to do something). It is idiotic on its face.

CALL NOW!
Coons Wilmington: 302-573-6345
Carper Wilmington: 302-573-6291

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