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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Weds., June 20, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on June 20, 2018 3 Comments

Some days suck more than others. Yesterday, the Senate voted down an assault weapons ban, with the Senate’s answer to the ‘Get Off My Lawn’ guy, Brian Bushweller, dealing the death blow to the bill, thus enabling weapons wielders to deal literal death to victims in volleys of ammo.  Whatever was Bushweller’s legacy has shrunk […]

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Song Of The Day: June 20, 2018

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When Gram Parsons was fired from the Byrds, he, along with Chris Hillman, who had had a hand in his firing (Parsons said he wouldn’t tour in South Africa b/c of apartheid, but he was also terrified of flying and had a serious drug problem), formed the Flying Burrito Brothers.  In many ways, The Gilded […]

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‘Tender Age’ Shelters: Warehouses For Babies And Toddlers

Filed in Featured, National by on June 19, 2018 21 Comments

Rachel Maddow just broke down on the air as this story broke: http://time.com/5316764/toddler-immigrants-tender-age-shelters/ ‘Tender Age Shelters”. What a fucking euphemism. The Trump Administration has been hiding this from the all of us. Three shelters open, with a 4th needed. Hundreds and hundreds of babies. Forcibly detained. In America. Oh, and then there’s the tent city […]

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Delaware General Assembly Pre-Game Show: June 19, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on June 19, 2018 28 Comments

It all comes down to Cathy Cloutier.  Today, the Senate will vote on a motion to (pardon the expression) discharge the assault weapons bill to the Senate floor for a vote. In other words, there could be two votes on this bill in the Senate today–one on the discharge motion, the other on the bill […]

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Song Of The Day: June 19, 2018

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Gram Parsons’ time in the Byrds spanned only the creation of Sweetheart Of The Rodeo. In fact, by the time the highly-influential album was released, Parsons had already left the group. But the album is at least every but as much a Parsons album as it is a Byrds album, even though Roger McGuinn replaced […]

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Song Of The Day: June 18, 2018

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Gram Parsons was integral in incorporating the best elements of roots and country into rock music. Or, perhaps a better way of putting it, he turned rock fans on to the best elements of roots and country.  It didn’t hurt that, on his great album “Grievous Angel”, he had Emmylou Harris singing with him. He […]

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Song Of The Day: June 17, 2018

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Richie Furay’s tribute to Gram Parsons.  Poco as you may never have heard them before:

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Song Of The Day: June 16, 2018

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Well, this midnight thing only worked while I had the presence of mind to post something in the right time-frame. Hope you enjoyed it, maybe we’ll revisit later. Hadn’t heard this song in a long time, but XPN played it yesterday while I was on the way to work. This is for all you Johnny/Rosanne […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: June 8-14, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on June 15, 2018 10 Comments

1. The Mulrooney Retirement. On virtually every issue, Rep. Mike Mulrooney has been a traditional Democrat, and not a Chamber lackey. He supports workers, families, equal rights for all, and has voted as such. He’s a salt-of-the-earth guy who took his job seriously while not taking himself too seriously. His legislative priorities generally centered around […]

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Song Of The Day: June 15, 2018

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My fave blues guitar player settles in with a ‘Cold Cold Feeling’. Meant to be enjoyed late at night:

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Thurs. June 14, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on June 14, 2018 13 Comments

Let’s talk assault weapons. Both public supporters and even John Carney have called for the assault weapons ban to be reconsidered.  Meaning, a vote on the floor of the Senate. We’ve already identified the would-be Twin Assassins of the bill, Dave McBride and Greg Lavelle. When I wrote that article, Lavelle had yet to officially […]

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Song Of The Day: June 14, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on June 13, 2018 0 Comments

How can you get to sleep…when you hear some  blues downstairs?:

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Weds., June 13, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on June 13, 2018 9 Comments

Strap yourselves in. We’re goin’ for a ride.  It was a very busy legislative day on Tuesday. Here’s the Session Activity Report. The highlights?: *Legislation providing 12 weeks of family leave for full-time state employees passed the House on largely a party line vote, with all D’s voting yes,  and three R’s, Hensley, Miro and […]

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