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This is why I hate the Democratic Party

Filed in National by on January 23, 2018 3 Comments
This is why I hate the Democratic Party

The Party is a DC based fundraising scam. This article will make you puke. Literally. Have a bucket at the ready.

James Thompson, who lost a close special election in Kansas and is again running for the Wichita seat in 2018, said the DCCC is specific about why it wants candidates to raise money. “They want you to spend a certain amount of money on consultants, and it’s their list of consultants you have to choose from,” he said. Those consultants tend to be DCCC veterans. A memo the party committee sent to candidates in December lays out some of the demands the DCCC made around spending.

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Biden Confirms: McConnell Wouldn’t Condemn Russian Election Meddling

Filed in National by on January 23, 2018 0 Comments

Joe Biden stopped by one of his favorite haunts Tuesday, the Council on Foreign Relations, where he spoke candidly about Russian interference in the 2016 elections, blaming Mitch McConnell for watering down a bipartisan warning to American voters. Biden was there to discuss his article in Foreign Affairs, “How to Stand Up to the Kremlin.” […]

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Jake Tapper: “The Patriots Are Cheaters”

Filed in National by on January 23, 2018 6 Comments
Jake Tapper: “The Patriots Are Cheaters”

CNN’s Jake Tapper was interviewed on-air about his beloved Philadelphia Eagles, and he pulled no punches. “The Patriots cheat. This is just a fact as established by investigations. They’re a cheating team.”

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For Cape Town April 12th is “Day Zero” – The Day They Run Out of Water

Filed in National by on January 23, 2018 4 Comments
For Cape Town April 12th is “Day Zero”  –  The Day They Run Out of Water

It’s been a bruising week for the city of Cape Town, as dam levels took another tumble following more unforgiving weather and increased water usage. Which, inevitably, has dragged day zero forward by more than a week. Temperatures soared in the Mother City last week, and water consumption averaged 608 million litres per day. It […]

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WARNING-THERE IS NO SURPLUS

Filed in National by on January 23, 2018 7 Comments
WARNING-THERE IS NO SURPLUS

John Carney views Corporate Welfare as a magic bullet that will someday rain economic benefits on the state…eventually….if we are patient…. trust our corporate overlords…if we give them enough…and are worthy supplicants.

It is pure bullshit of course. John Kowalko has something to say on the topic.

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Delaware General Assembly Pre-Game Show: Jan. 23, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on January 23, 2018 3 Comments

If you’re looking for quality day-to-day coverage of the General Assembly, Matt Bittle of the Delaware State News is doing the best job in Delaware. What a revolutionary idea for a paper–have someone cover the legislature as a beat.  Get to know the issues and the people who populate Leg Hall. Report on what you […]

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Open Thread Jan. 23: How to Fold a Rat

Filed in National, Open Thread by on January 23, 2018 6 Comments

So did Senate Democrats execute a simple, classic, cardboard-suitcase fold, or did Chuck Schumer craft some eleventy-dimensional origami? Lots of people are lamenting the seeming spinelessness, cursing the Gang of 30 as centrist appeasers. Digging deeper, some pundits claim this shifts the pressure to Trump. Some point out they had no choice because while the […]

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Coons on Morning Joe to Delaware Dems “Go f&ck yourself”

Filed in National by on January 23, 2018 19 Comments

Kasey Hunt MSNBC: “Activists were on a call yesterday and some of them expressed anger with Amy Klobuchar…because they feel she betrayed progressive values and talked about potentially primarying her and said that this could spread across the map. Do you think Democrats are facing a potential insurrection like the one Republicans faced in 2010?”

Coons: “…I’ll say to Democrats, if you want to lose a guaranteed safe seat, have the kind of senseless devisive primary that happened here in Delaware…”

I call bullshit. The Dem primary in Delaware is the election. If Coons or Carper is knocked off, all we’ll get is a Democrat that actually represents the interests of his/her constituents.

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Song Of The Day: Jan. 23, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on January 23, 2018 0 Comments

  I’ve worked most my life at a prison nearby And I’ve raised two sons and a daughter I knew all along, as I watched them grow strong They had a need for adventure Nothing could quell the longing they felt From the back of our lonesome holler Still I hoped somehow, they could find […]

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Dems folded a losing hand on DACA

Filed in National by on January 23, 2018 3 Comments
Dems folded a losing hand on DACA

You remember the Overton window, right? Well, it has moved. 538 reports that Trump has moved the debate on immigration so far to the right that Democrats are now scrambling for some crumbs that were not even considered controversial when immigration reform was last considered in congress. Let’s be honest. The Overton window was moved […]

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What campaign is Mitch Crane quitting the IC’s office to run?

Filed in National by on January 22, 2018 9 Comments
What campaign is Mitch Crane quitting the IC’s office to run?

See what I did there? Took a piece of info and jumped ten steps into the future. I do that sometimes. Especially when I see talented pols like Crane making moves like this.

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Seemingly Mentally Ill Internet Commenter Presumably Functions In Outside World

Filed in National by on January 22, 2018 0 Comments

Other than when they poke fun at Joe Biden, I don’t typically link to The Onion but this one is spot on. WASHINGTON—Though his incoherent, deeply uninformed, and often abusive internet comments seem to suggest he suffers from severe mental illness, web user DaemonX is in all likelihood a normal individual capable of functioning in […]

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Shutdown Resolved: Schumer Beat McConnell’s Ass

Filed in National by on January 22, 2018 34 Comments
Shutdown Resolved: Schumer Beat McConnell’s Ass

McConnell is now Schumer’s prison bitch… or something. I’m not sure the government shutdown resolution is that dramatic, but our GOP readers seem to go in for the violent homoerotic stuff. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats will vote today to reopen the government. “We will vote today to reopen the government to continue […]

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Open Thread Jan. 22: Eagles and Catfights

Filed in National by on January 22, 2018 3 Comments

As Philadelphia football fans continue chanting the longest word they’ve learned how to spell, life continues elsewhere, except in much of the federal government. The Jets and the Sharks in Congress couldn’t get their choreography together so now the whole government is shut down (suggested headline: This Bunghole Is Corked). You can’t swing a dead […]

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2nd least trustworthy man in America says, “Trust me”

Filed in National by on January 22, 2018 4 Comments
2nd least trustworthy man in America says, “Trust me”

If Democrats agree to end the shutdown without DACA and CHIP vote dates on the calendar, they are suckers. As the scramble to end the government shutdown dragged into the work week Monday morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urged senators in both parties to vote to fund the government until Feb. 8, and […]

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Song Of The Day: Jan. 22, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on January 22, 2018 0 Comments

Mike Dinsmore Week commences.  Listening to Mike’s choices, it’s clear that he favors folk music of a political bent.  A broad palette of such songs.  We head north to Quebec for a taste from ‘Quebec separatist and environmental hero’ Richard desJardins:

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Football Thread

Filed in National by on January 21, 2018 17 Comments
Football Thread

Predictions…

Patriots 24   Jaguars 14 

Eagles 17   Vikings 9

 

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Song Of The Day: Jan. 21, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on January 21, 2018 2 Comments

A great band you never heard of: Coming next week: Mike Dinsmore gets his musical closeup!

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PA GOP Rep Patrick Meehan A-hole and Dumb as F&ck.

Filed in National by on January 20, 2018 16 Comments
PA GOP Rep Patrick Meehan A-hole and Dumb as F&ck.

This is a two-fer. How often do these creeps reveal themselves to be: 1) A creepy old fuck, and 2) dumber than a box of Oreos? WASHINGTON — Representative Patrick Meehan, a Pennsylvania Republican who has taken a leading role in fighting sexual harassment in Congress, used thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to settle […]

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It hasn’t occurred to Congressional Republicans that they are in big trouble in November

Filed in National by on January 20, 2018 4 Comments
It hasn’t occurred to Congressional Republicans that they are in big trouble in November

There were big protest marches all over the country today. There appears to be no drop off in excitement when it comes to getting organized for November. If anything, Trump and the Congressional Republicans continue to feed the frenzy.

Pink hats in January = Blue Wave in November

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“My Hands Are Tied” – John Carney

Filed in National by on January 20, 2018 21 Comments
“My Hands Are Tied”  – John Carney

“It’s a simple math problem. Our long-term growth rate for state spending is two times the growth rate of our revenues. We have to find a long-term way to limit our spending growth.”

The more I think about Carney’s speech the more I seethe. The sentence above gets to the heart of it. Wealthy Delawareans are more wealthy than they’ve ever been. The corporations benefiting from our courts and tax payer generosity are notching record profits. And yet, in Carney’s mind there is just no way to increase revenue. It is simply impossible. Why mention it at all? Any and all revenue increases are off the table at the outset.

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Open Thread Jan. 20: Why Delaware Democrats Are Vulnerable

Filed in National by on January 20, 2018 7 Comments
Open Thread Jan. 20: Why Delaware Democrats Are Vulnerable

Want to know why Republicans in Delaware will have a chance in November, blue wave notwithstanding? Employment numbers. While growth has slowly but steadily improved nationally over the past two years, Delaware’s rate remains stagnant. No matter what happens elsewhere, that’s a problem the state’s ruling Democrats have resisted fixing. Of all the wounds inflicted […]

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Lead Us, Bots, Into Temptation

Filed in National by on January 20, 2018 1 Comment

As Puck noted on another thread, Twitter yesterday released the news that at least 50,000 Russian bots were tweeting about the U.S. election. To which I reply, so what? If Russian “interference” in the election amounts to nothing more than a handful of people at a troll farm pretending to be tens of thousands of […]

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Song Of The Day: Jan. 20, 2018

Filed in National by on January 20, 2018 0 Comments

Needed a shot of adrenaline after an amazing show by Tinsley Ellis at the Arden Gild Hall last night.  Paging the Blasters:

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Republican Senate Votes to Shut Down Government

Filed in National by on January 19, 2018 13 Comments
Republican Senate Votes to Shut Down Government

The World’ #1 shit hole country gets shittier.

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