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In Which It Is Shown That Progressives Can Be Just as Hostile to Truth as Republicans

Filed in National by on December 3, 2018 29 Comments

The first post I wrote for Delaware Liberal back in January 2017 was about my suspicion that Trump was, in addition to his many character defects and possible psychopathy, showing signs of dementia. I got pushback from angry people who thought I was trying to absolve him of all his other defects. Their point wasn’t […]

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Dec. 3 Open Thread: We Already Know Whodunit

Filed in National by on December 3, 2018 3 Comments

Anyone who wonders why the Trump-Russia story gets so much ink must be blind to the popularity of mystery stories. Almost every novel, movie or TV show has some mystery at its core to keep consumers hooked. Such stories grab the eyeballs advertisers want and media operations need, so a real-life mystery is a no-brainer. […]

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Dec. 2 Open Thread: All Over But the Whining

Filed in National, Open Thread by on December 2, 2018 2 Comments

It wasn’t hard to see that winning the presidency would be Trump’s ultimate undoing. His sleazy, corrupt business model can only exist in darkness, and Trump won an office that affords its occupants almost no privacy. That barely worked while the entire GOP colluded to keep an illegitimately elected president safe. Now that most of […]

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Nov. 28 Open Thread: We Are All Mr. Jones

Filed in National by on November 28, 2018 8 Comments

We know something is happening but we don’t yet know what it is. Dominoes are falling in the Mueller probe, but even the most plugged-in pundits are struggling with what it all means. The consensus seems to be that Mueller played Manafort, perhaps to spring one of his infamous perjury traps on Trump. Rather than […]

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Nov. 27 Open Thread: Tear Gas Si, Lettuce No

Filed in National, Open Thread by on November 27, 2018 0 Comments

Welcome to Donald Trump’s Festung Amerika, where a salad can make you sick but you can put tear gas on your nachos. There’s no smoking gun linking the latest e. coli outbreak to Trump-relaxed water regulations — signers of the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement meets Obama-era standards — but it’s not welcome […]

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Nov. 26 Open Thread: Depends on Who’s Being Hanged, Doesn’t It?

Filed in National by on November 26, 2018 3 Comments

Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has lurched from one racism-tinted gaffe to the next in the run-up to her run-off election against Democrat Mike Espy. As Trump prepares to stage rallies for her today so he can claim credit for her expected victory, let’s stipulate that I would join her in the front row at a […]

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Nov. 24 Open Thread: The Centrists Cannot Hold

Filed in National, Open Thread by on November 24, 2018 8 Comments
Nov. 24 Open Thread: The Centrists Cannot Hold

Surrender-happy centrist Democrats continue to believe the country can’t run without their wisdom, so let’s look at a prime example of how wrong they are: Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, the +8 R district that Jon Ossoff almost won in a much-watched 2017 special election. The winner of that election, Karen Handel, lost on Nov. 6 […]

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Nov. 23 Open Thread: Judge Dread

Filed in National, Open Thread by on November 23, 2018 11 Comments

Now even SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts isn’t Trumpy enough for Trump. Roberts rebuked Trump for trash-talking the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Trump has lashed back ever since. Roberts pointed out that there are no “Trump judges” or “Obama judges,” something Trump could have figured out himself had he registered that three of […]

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Thanksgiving Open Thread: Happy Mac ‘n’ Cheese Day

Filed in Delaware, National, Open Thread by on November 22, 2018 4 Comments

I’m a sucker for these U.S. maps that show the most popular insert-noun-here for each state. Today’s shows the most Googled Thanksgiving recipe for each state, and Delaware’s is — macaroni and cheese? Appears so. Delaware is the Yankee outpost of a mac ‘n’ cheese belt that extends north from the Carolinas, interrupted only by […]

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Belongs on Black Velvet

Filed in National by on November 21, 2018 4 Comments
Belongs on Black Velvet

That’s some right leg. I’d like to meet his tailor. For this I left Paris? Picasso, Miro, Basquiat — lately I’ve seen a lot of paintings that don’t represent reality accurately, or at all. But none of it matched this. Jon McNaughton is a Provo, Utah, artist who cranks out paintings of Trump that reach […]

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Nov. 2 Open Thread: Signs of the Blue Wave

Filed in National, Open Thread by on November 2, 2018 9 Comments

If you’ve read enough election stories over the years you know that the congressional district in Pennsylvania Dutch country around Lancaster has never elected a Democrat. Ever. Before Republicans existed they elected Whigs. Before Whigs, they elected Federalists. This year, even this district is in play. The Democrat, Jess King, trails incumbent Lloyd Smucker by […]

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And Now For a Little Comic Relief

Filed in National by on November 1, 2018 4 Comments
And Now For a Little Comic Relief

The conservative dirty tricksters who tried to frame Robert Mueller went ahead with their news conference at the ultra-swanky Roslyn, Va., Holiday Inn even though — surprise! — the woman they say they represent didn’t show. Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl claimed Wednesday night that their accuser arrived in Washington but boarded a flight out […]

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Nov. 1 Open Thread: Donnie Two Scoops Melts Down

Filed in National, Open Thread by on November 1, 2018 6 Comments

The dishiest Beltway reporter these days is definitely Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman, who reports that Trump’s mood is grim and has been ever since Cesar Sayoc’s arrest. Sherman also hears that Steve Mnuchin is among the cabinet officials eyeing the exits post-midterm elections. Mnuchin’s name is the latest in a lengthening list of administration officials […]

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