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Tuesday Open Thread [12.9.14]

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Tuesday Open Thread [12.9.14]

A new CNN/ORC poll finds 50% of Americans “believe Republican control of both chambers of Congress will be bad for the country, and a majority say it will in fact cause more gridlock in Washington.” Further, 68% of Americans polled say the GOP isn’t cooperating enough with President Obama, while 57% say it’s Obama who’s not cooperating enough with the GOP. And 100% of me is sick and tired of an American public that expects bipartisan cooperation. Liberals and conservatives, represented by Democrats and Republicans, respectively, don’t agree on much, and the public either needs to stop expecting them to agree, or they should stop electing divided government.

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President Obama on Stephen Colbert Last Night

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [12.9.14]

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [12.9.14]

Aspendale, on Sudlersville Road in Duck Creek Hundred, west of Kenton. The house was built in 1773. Photo by xzmattzx on Flickr.

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Monday Open Thread [12.8.14]

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Monday Open Thread [12.8.14]

The New York Times revealed yesterday that an “unprecedented, secretive alliance” between Republican state attorneys general and energy companies has been formed to thwart the laws of the United States and regulations imposed on these companies by the EPA and OSHA. This is not at all surprising, and if you are surprised, then you have been criminally negligent in not paying attention. Of course energy companies have Republican elected officials in their pocket, doing their bidding. All the Times report did yesterday was make what was an allegation into a indisputable fact.

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Monday Daily Delawhere [12.8.14]

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Monday Daily Delawhere [12.8.14]

Colburn Laboratory, on Academy Street in Newark. The University of Delaware building was constructed in 1968. Photo by xzmattzx on Flickr.

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [12.7.14]

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [12.7.14]

Taylor’s Bridge School, on Fleming Landing Road in Taylor’s Bridge. The school was built in 1923, partly funded by P.S. DuPont, and was decommissioned as a school in 1949. It became a community center in 1950. Photo by xzmattzx on Flickr.

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The Weekly Addresses

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President Obama:

Governor Markell:

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [12.6.14]

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [12.6.14]

A birdhouse at Buckley’s Tavern, made to look like the tavern itself, on Kennett Pike in Centreville. Photo by xzmattzx on Flickr.

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Friday Daily Delawhere [12.5.14]

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Friday Daily Delawhere [12.5.14]

A farm on Wheatleys Pond Road in Duck Creek Hundred. Photo by xzmattzx on Flickr.

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I Don’t Know What to Say

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All I know to say involves having no further respect for any law enforcement officer any where until such time as they deal with both Darren Wilson and the scumbag fuck who choked Eric Gardner to death in a fashion befitting their crimes.

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Thursday Daily Delawhere [12.4.14]

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Thursday Daily Delawhere [12.4.14]

The former Rollins Tower, on Concord Pike in Fairfax. A Bank of the Month has the naming rights now. Photo by xzmattzx on Flickr.

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Wednesday Open Thread [12.3.14]

Filed in Delaware, National by on December 3, 2014 10 Comments
Wednesday Open Thread [12.3.14]

Americans are narcissists. Self centered. Especially when it comes to their income, economic well being. They know how much things cost, and the costs usually always rise. They know how much they make, and that usually doesn’t rise, especially in this Reagan Anti-Middle Class Era that began in the 1980’s. When they are making enough money to afford things, Americans are happy. See mid to late 1980’s and mid to late 1990’s and early 2000’s for proof of that. When they are not, they are not.

First Read: “It’s possible — though hardly a certainty — that lower gas prices over a sustained period of time finally begin to change the public’s perception about the U.S. economy. After all, the economy has produced 200,000-plus jobs in each of the past nine months; GDP for the last quarter was revised up to a healthy 3.9%; and the unemployment rate has declined from 7.0% in Nov. 2013 to 5.8% now. But many Americans haven’t been FEELING that improvement, due in large part to wages not keeping up with the cost of living.”

“Politically, an improving economy helps the president and his party. (It also makes it harder to say the health-care law has stifled the economy.) And in macroeconomic terms, lower gas prices serve as a kind of economic stimulus — which Congress doesn’t have to pass or finance. Yet more importantly, they’re an easier way for Americans to ASSESS the state of the economy. The monthly jobs report might not mean a thing to them, but they can see when it costs just $35 to $40 to fill up their tank each week when it used to cost $50.”

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [12.3.14]

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [12.3.14]

Cape Henlopen. Photo by George Lezeby on Flickr.

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Tuesday Open Thread [12.2.14]

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Tuesday Open Thread [12.2.14]

E. J. Dionne, Jr.: “Now, it will be a Republican Congress vs. a Democratic president. Voters will have a much easier time seeing who stands for what…Obama and progressives should spend the next two years accomplishing as many useful things as they can, blocking regressive actions by Congress, and clarifying the choices facing the nation’s voters. And they’ll get much further by doing all three at once.”

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [12.2.14]

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [12.2.14]

The Brandywine River Bridge in Wilmington. From Dewski on Flickr.

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We’re Back

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We’re Back

Apologies to our loyal readers for the break we took over the past Thanksgiving week. Personally I had five days of real work packed into two and a half days, then we had thirty family members to visit and two Thanksgivings meals to attend and leaves to rake and Christmas decorations to put up and roofs to climb and lights to hang. Come to think of it, I need another week off.

So since you did not have an Open Thread for some time, have this one….

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Monday Daily Delawhere [12.1.14]

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Monday Daily Delawhere [12.1.14]

The facade of Hercules Plaza in Wilmington. Photo by xzmattzx on Flickr.

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [11.30.14]

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [11.30.14]

The Kent County Courthouse, on The Green in Dover. The courthouse was built in 1875, and sits on the site of a colonial tavern. Photo by xzmattzx on Flickr.

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [11.29.14]

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [11.29.14]

The Old Academy, at 4th & Main Streets in Odessa. The building was completed in 1844, and has been used as a public school and a library. Photo by xzmattzx on Flickr.

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Black Friday Daily Delawhere [11.28.14]

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Black Friday Daily Delawhere [11.28.14]

The Plank House, off of Main Street in Smyrna. The house is believed to have been built in the 1700s, and was originally located farther north on Main Street. It was moved behind the Barracks, another of Smyrna’s historic buildings, in the 1990s. Photo by xzmattzx on Flickr.

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Thanksgiving Daily Delawhere [11.27.14]

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Thanksgiving Daily Delawhere [11.27.14]

Rehoboth Beach on a cold November day. Photo from Mike Mahaffie on Flickr.

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [11.26.14]

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [11.26.14]

The Frank Stephens Memorial Theater, on Woodland Lane in Arden. The open air theater was constructed in 1905. Photo by xzmattzx on Flickr.

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [11.25.14]

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [11.25.14]

This section of Old South DuPont Highway, south of Tybouts Corner, is noteworthy for being the first section of divided highway in the world. The southbound lanes, which were the original lanes built in between 1917 and 1923, are on the left. Photo from xzmattzx on Flickr.

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Monday Daily Delawhere [11.24.14]

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Monday Daily Delawhere [11.24.14]

Yellow Car at the Hagley Museum, by the Flying Inn on Flickr.

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Governor Markell’s Weekly Message

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Governor Markell’s Weekly Message

The Governor was a little late in posting his video to YouTube yesterday, so he missed out on the Weekly Addresses column. But hey, that’s smart. Now he gets the spotlight to himself and he doesn’t have to share it with that glory hog Obama. LOL.

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