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Bill Powers appears to devote New Castle County resources to campaign

Filed in National by on August 14, 2018 2 Comments
Bill Powers appears to devote New Castle County resources to campaign

While we already he know that his campaign is financed by the people who want to pave over New Castle County – now it looks like Bill Powers is also using county resources in his campaign.

Here is the FB page which is pretty standard.

It directs to a campaign page.

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but “…NCCDE.org ” is an official county email. It is one I am paying for, and frankly I object to paying for an email address being used by someone who is loaded down with checks from developers.

Also – isn’t this what they got Tom Gordon for?

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Aug. 14 Open Thread: Death By Florida

Filed in National, Open Thread by on August 14, 2018 3 Comments

Beyond its usual plagues of alligators, invasive snakes, sinkholes and crazy residents, Florida is in even worse shape than usual these days. Popular tourist beaches in places like Sanibel are clogged with dead sea creatures, killed by algae blooms and toxic red tides. The ecological destruction prompted a declaration of emergency from Gov. Rick Scott, […]

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New Castle County Council Member Bill Powers is a joke

Filed in National by on August 14, 2018 2 Comments
New Castle County Council Member Bill Powers is a joke

I need to do a longer post on this, but Bill Powers financial report is fucking ridiculous. Completely, 100% bought by developers. Give some money to his primary opponent Dave Carter. He isn’t taking ANY money from developers.

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Song Of The Day: Aug. 14, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on August 14, 2018 1 Comment

Wow. I had never heard this early demo version of Tom Waits’ Train Song. It just blows me away:  

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Delaware GOP No Longer Has An AG Candidate

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on August 13, 2018 2 Comments

Not surprising since I doubt that anyone can remember they had an AG candidate. For the record, her name is/was Peggy Marshall Thomas. In announcing that she was dropping out,  she asked “the media to ‘respect her privacy’.”  No problem, Peggy. The R’s have until Sept. 4 to name someone to replace her on the […]

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Re: Looking at Carper’s shitty record, it’s like the flood gates have opened

Filed in National by on August 13, 2018 0 Comments

Carper was one of only three Democrats who voted against the amendment to prohibit any cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid resulting from Trump’s tax bill.

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Aug. 13 Open Thread: Supremacists So White They’re Invisible

Filed in National by on August 13, 2018 21 Comments

Did the Unite the Right organizers really need to bother with a permit for their Sunday march in Washington? It attracted about 40 people, perhaps the biggest conservative crowd since Trump’s inauguration but still smaller than most family reunions. Naturally, thousands turned out to protest these pathetic mooks. The ones who should be embarrassed are […]

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Song Of The Day: Aug.13, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on August 13, 2018 8 Comments

A week of train songs? How about a month?  Let’s start with a week and see where this train takes us. Leadbelly as channeled through Little Richard and Fishbone kicks off our journey:

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Carper’s record laid bare

Filed in National by on August 12, 2018 2 Comments

When you lay the whole Carper record out, like Ryan Grim does in this Intercept piece, it really is a fucking train wreck.

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Aug. 12 Open Thread: Russia Helped Unite the Right

Filed in National by on August 12, 2018 17 Comments

There’s little to learn from the weekend’s flood of Charlottesville anniversary stories, except for this one, which has gotten almost no coverage: Rep. Tom Garrett, the Republican who represents Charlottesville in Congress, told CNN the FBI told him the Russians helped promote last year’s deadly Unite the Right rally. “I sat in a closed session […]

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Song Of The Day: Aug. 12, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on August 12, 2018 0 Comments

Boz always had a gift for the hook. Especially a blue-eyed soul hook.  We close out Boz Week with one of my faves:

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Grassley Announces Kavanaugh Hearings To Begin Sept. 4

Filed in National by on August 11, 2018 3 Comments
Grassley Announces Kavanaugh Hearings To Begin Sept. 4

Chris Coons will get a national stage for his maniacal bipartisanship showboating.

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Aug. 11 Open Thread: DNC Caves to Fossil Fuel Industry

Filed in National, Open Thread by on August 11, 2018 2 Comments

Two months ago, the Democratic National Committee announced it would reject donations from the fossil-fuel industry. This uncharacteristically populist move lasted all of two months before the mainstream organization reversed itself, declaring the party wants to show support for fossil fuel workers. And some people still don’t understand why “centrists” lose election after election. Speaking […]

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