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Song Of The Day: April 23, 2018

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Brian Wilson would’ve been proud to write this one:

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Song Of The Day: April 22, 2018

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I spent an evening at the Broken Spoke in Austin, TX some 30-plus years ago.  A great Texas honky-tonk. Couldn’t master either step of the Texas Two-Step. Guess I should’a worn boots instead of sneakers.  Just stumbled onto this song that was recorded there, and I like it:

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Song Of The Day: April 21, 2018

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Headed over to the Hazardous Waste Disposal event at Mt. Pleasant Elementary this morning.  Car’s loaded up with about 50 years of half-used paint cans. Just for context:

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Delaware Political Weekly: April 13-19, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on April 20, 2018 9 Comments

1. Brandt Can’t. Won’t. Run.  The ‘name on the ballot’ who the R’s convinced to run for the House seat currently held by Lisa Blunt Rochester is a name on the ballot no more.  The, pardon the expression, aborted candidacy falls squarely on the shoulders of Mike Harrington, the out-of-his-depth Chair of the Delaware Republican […]

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Song Of The Day: April 20, 2018

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Wake up!:

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Thurs., April 19, 2018

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Senate President Pro-Tempore Dave McBride had an idea. It was, and remains, a good idea. He would post the Senate agendas for the entire week well in advance of Tuesday’s sessions.  He has done so. Problem is, bills have been dropping from those agendas regularly.  Yesterday, it was Ernie Lopez’s ‘DNREC, Get Off Of My […]

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Song Of The Day: April 19, 2018

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Dave Alvin is one of my musical heroes.  When I’m searching for a song of the day, he’s a perfect musical default:

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Weds., April 18, 2018

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Let’s start with some rare, if modest, good news.  Ernie Lopez’s Sussex County ‘Damn Revenooers’ bill has been excised from today’s Senate Agenda. OK, back to reality. Here’s yesterday’s Session Activity Report.  Nothing surprising. Committee time, kids!  Let’s investigate. Starting with the House. Just because.  Highlights from today’s committee lineup: *HB 369 (Osienski)  ‘expands the […]

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Song Of The Day: April 18, 2018

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Inspired by Kathy McGuiness’ chasing of that LLC lucre. Oh, also Motown’s first hit record  See if you can catch the couplet about Ernie Lopez:

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Kathy McGuiness Goes After That LLC Money

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on April 18, 2018 23 Comments
Kathy McGuiness Goes After That LLC Money

No, not as a State Auditor committed to being your fiscal watchdog. As a candidate. As in contributions. From her profoundly depressing kickoff announcement: Individual Contributions are limited to $1,200 per person and LLC, per election. Does this mean that each one of, say, Bryon Short’s, or Michael Cohen’s, Delaware-based LLC’s could contribute up to […]

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Delaware General Assembly Pre-Game Show: Tues., April 17, 2018

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Let’s talk gun control legislation. Specifically, let’s discuss how the House D’s, in particular, invariably fall into the same Groundhog’s Day continuum.  It’s either incompetence, or deliberate malfeasance.  Here’s what’s bugged me for quite some time:  Why do Pete Schwartzkopf and Val Longhurst insist on sponsoring the major gun control legislation?  They aren’t in any […]

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Song Of The Day: April 17, 2018

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Another great song from Be Bop Deluxe. Guitarist Bill Nelson is one of the most unjustly-overlooked players of the era:  

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Rob Arlett, Trump’s Guy, Running For US Senate

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on April 16, 2018 20 Comments
Rob Arlett, Trump’s Guy, Running For US Senate

Sussex County Councilman Rob Arlett today announced that he would run for the Senate seat currently held by Tom Carper.  Arlett helped lead the Trump campaign in Delaware, where Trump garnered just under 42% of the vote against Hillary Clinton and assorted other candidates.  His website for his previous County Council race describes him as…’Principled. […]

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