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Open Thread For October 23, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 23, 2017 6 Comments

Rethugs Sabotage Congressional Russia Investigations.  They are a criminal enterprise. They’re just doing what criminals do. McCain Attacks Trump’s ‘Bone Spur’ Deferments. How King Cheet-O avoided military service. Report: Secrecy Surrounds Delaware Prison Healthcare. Delaware’s response?: Some questions were only ‘yes’ and ‘no’, doesn’t provide for nuance, blahblahblah. Let’s be honest. Delaware contracts out healthcare […]

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Open Thread For October 22, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 22, 2017 14 Comments

Fox Paid $32 Mill To One Of O’Reilly’s Victims, Then Paid O’Reilly $25 Mill. The cost of doing business with a sexual predator. Bottom line: They knew he was a predator when they paid him $25 mill. It’s about time that all of these predators get what they deserve–including reputations in tatters. Hopefully along with […]

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Open Thread For October 21, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 21, 2017 4 Comments

Four-Star General Is Four-Star Liar. I mean, Kelly really lied. Got caught and got called out on it. It’s easy when you’re acting that dismissive about a black legislator.  He, of course, won’t apologize. And that Sarah Hucksterbee Sanders claims it’s ‘highly inappropriate’ to get in a debate with a four-star general.  Sarah? It’s not […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: October 13-19, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on October 20, 2017 7 Comments

Let’s start out with the obvious. This won’t be weekly for awhile. But there was plenty of news this week, so let’s go through it. 1. Mullaney To Run For AG. Former Deputy AG Tim Mullaney, former top administrator to NCC Executive Tom Gordon, currently…‘director of labor services for the National Fraternal Order of Police’. […]

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Open Thread For October 20, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 20, 2017 0 Comments

General Kelly: Trump ‘Bravely’ Picked Up The Phone. The article does a great job of pointing out how phony and two-faced Trump and his enablers were on this. Including Kelly. Back In The Real World, Rethugs Pave Way For Tax Giveaway To The Rich.  They are a criminal enterprise, wholly owned by the Koch Brothers. […]

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Open Thread For October 19, 2017

Filed in Featured, National by on October 19, 2017 20 Comments

Tech Giants Resist Disclosure Of Who Paid For Political Ads. Facebook, Google and the like. Leading the charge against disclosure are…lawyers who worked for Hillary Clinton.  Because protecting billions of dollars of their clients is more important than uncovering which foreign actors helped to deep-six her candidacy.  I cannot make this stuff up. Trump Pledged […]

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Open Thread For October 18, 2017

Filed in Featured, National by on October 18, 2017 8 Comments

May Should Tell Britons: Brexit Can’t Be Done.  What a total clusterbleep this is. Maybe Trump Shouldn’t Call Families Of Fallen Soldiers After All.  ‘He knew what he signed up for’, Trump tells pregnant widow.  No empathy whatsoever. Two Judges Temporarily Halt Trump’s Latest Travel Ban. This one. And this one. Obamacare Deal? Trump supports, […]

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BREAKING: Delaware DOJ Files Charges In Vaughn Prison Riots

Filed in National by on October 17, 2017 5 Comments

Here is the press release from the AG’s office in its entirety: Department of Justice Announces Indictments Arising From February Incident at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center   Sixteen Inmates Charged with First Degree Murder The Delaware Department of Justice announced indictments against 18 individuals — including charging 16 individuals with first degree murder – […]

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Open Thread For October 17, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 17, 2017 1 Comment

Trump Caught Lying About Presidents And Dead Soldiers. He then mused about how talking to the families is the hardest part of his job.  Raise your hands if you think he’s ever consoled any Gold Star family. Does anyone think he personally wrote letters to the families?  A sociopathic narcissist. BREAKING: Trump’s Drug Czar Nominee […]

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Open Thread For October 16, 2017

Filed in Featured, National by on October 16, 2017 37 Comments

How Big Pharma Rolled Congress On Opioid Epidemic. Brilliant reporting, depressing reading. Oh, and the legislator who pushed the bill? He’s Trump’s drug czar nominee. Austria Elects 31-Year-Old Right Winger As Their New Leader. Likely to form coalition government with another right-wing party. Yep, opposition to immigration and Islam were his calling cards. AG Sessions […]

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Open Thread For October 14, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 14, 2017 2 Comments

Manafort Had Serious Russian Money Behind Him.  At least $60 mill from one Russian oligarch. Explain to me how Donald Trump identified this Russian operative as the person to run his campaign? Anybody? Roy Moore: Lyin’ For The Lord.  More like ‘lyin’ for the loot’. How this man who did not take a ‘regular’ salary […]

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Open Thread For October 13, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 13, 2017 13 Comments

Trump Aims To Kill Obamacare.  He might as well be Putin, the way he’s sowing chaos in this country. What he did yesterday defines the term ‘sowing chaos’. Oh, and finding a way to pay for his tax cuts for the filthy rich: President Trump will scrap subsidies to health insurance companies that help pay […]

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Open Thread For October 12, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 12, 2017 15 Comments

BREAKING: Trump Threatens To Abandon Puerto Rico Relief Effort.  ““We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!”  I have no words. Velda Jones-Potter At It Again. How the fuck does the City hand this serial feeder at the public trough her […]

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Dog Bites Man: Dennis E. Williams Is Running Again

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on October 11, 2017 24 Comments
Dog Bites Man: Dennis E. Williams Is Running Again

This time for State Auditor. Why?: Representative Williams has been urged by voters, Democratic Committee members, and elected officials throughout the state to bring his experience and qualifications to the position of State Auditor. Dennis has had a career that makes him uniquely qualified for this position. Raise your hand if you believe anything in […]

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Open Thread For October 11, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 11, 2017 13 Comments

BREAKING: Here’s Why Tillerson Called Trump A Bleeping Moron. Here’s another version.  He called for a, wait for it, ‘tenfold’ increase in our nuclear weapons arsenal at a July meeting.  That’s, um, ten times what we have now.  It was literally right after this meeting that Tillerson called Trump a moron. Wilmington Trust ‘Too Big […]

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The Speculative Attorney General Thread: Part Deux

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on October 10, 2017 8 Comments

It’s been quiet, too quiet, concerning this race.  So, time to share some of the latest scuttlebutt I’ve heard: 1. Oberly In? Jennings Out?  They apparently realize that they would both appeal to the same constituencies, whatever those constituencies might be.  Oberly hasn’t run for office since 1994, when he challenged and lost a US […]

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Happy 100th To Thelonious Sphere Monk!

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on October 10, 2017 0 Comments

He’s on my musical Mount Rushmore.  Perhaps Donald Fagen put it best: “The ET in my bedroom was my Thelonious Monk records.” There was no one like him. Not to mention, he had the greatest name of all time. Check out some highlights from a 1959 Newport Jazz Festival gig:   https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/10/a-hundred-years-of-thelonious-monk-listen-to-this.html

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Open Thread For October 10, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 10, 2017 3 Comments

Another Reason To Hate The Dallas Cowboys. Jerry Jones delivers marching orders direct from Trump to players. Stand for the anthem, or else. There’s also this.  I’m with Trump 100% on that one. How Chicago Gets Its Guns. It’s not from huge cartels. Trump To Repeal Clean Power Plan Today.  By putting Scott Pruitt’s thumb […]

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Open Thread For October 9, 2017

Filed in Featured, National by on October 9, 2017 7 Comments

Pence Went To Colts’ Game So He Could Leave When Players Knelt. Oh, and because Trump told him to. Stunt cost taxpayers about $250K. What a tool. Corker Vs. Trump. Finally, an R who has had it and won’t mince words any more:  “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care […]

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Open Thread For October 8, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 8, 2017 4 Comments

How Rethugs Used Algorithms To Make Wisconsin Legislature D-Proof.   Only thing that matters is what kind of a mood Justice Kennedy is in on the day the decision is rendered. Hugh Hefner–A Creep Even In Death? Yes, he’s buried next to Marilyn Monroe, an arrangement he made back in 1992. Trump Filling Courts With Anti-Abortion, […]

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Rep. Trey Paradee To Seek Brian Bushweller’s Senate Seat

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on October 7, 2017 3 Comments

And, while I’m not his biggest fan, he probably represents a little bit of a progressive upgrade over Bushweller. He at least strongly supports a minimum wage increase.  According to this Delaware State News article, Kent County Levy Court Commissioner Allan Angel is also considering the race. The 17th Senatorial District currently has 16060 D’s; […]

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Open Thread For October 7, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 7, 2017 2 Comments

Trump Rolls Back Protections For Contraceptive Coverage Because He Can. Or thinks he can.  It’s headed to court. If the Rethugs ever get control of the courts, this country’s done. Really Good Progressive To Retire. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire.  BTW, here’s why the national party sucks: She’d never been a favorite of national […]

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Open Thread For October 6, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 6, 2017 13 Comments

Obamacare Rates To Rise 25% In Delaware. Less than Highmark had requested.  This is what Trump’s sabotaging of Obamacare looks like. Here’s one example.  Here’s another.  I mean, Iowa and Oklahoma. Not exactly D strongholds. Wilmington Eastside Project Seeks To Create Arts Habitat.  I’m cautiously optimistic. Anything Tina Betz takes on has a chance of […]

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Open Thread For October 5, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 5, 2017 3 Comments

‘Thoughts And Prayers’ From Top Congressional Recipients Of NRA Contributions.  All, of course, are Rethugs. Hypocrites all.  Delaware Pastors Call Out The Delaware Way.  They’re right, of course. Why is Carney slow-walking the Gilliam Johnson nomination?  That entire mess stinks so much of the Delaware Way. Primary stench coming from Tony DeLuca and Nicole Poore, […]

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DL Wants YOU!

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on October 4, 2017 7 Comments

That’s right. We are looking for one or two people to join us. Maybe even more if you make us an offer we can’t refuse. In particular, we are looking for someone to bring their special spin to our Daily Open Threads. You can develop the format any way you want, and you can highlight […]

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