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Open Thread For July 30, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 30, 2017 16 Comments
Open Thread For July 30, 2017

Student Scores Prove It: Our Education Policy Is Not Working.  That includes de-facto resegregation. NCC Police Union Flexes Muscle.  Anything that makes the police knucklebreakers unhappy, I’m for it. Yes, Our Voting Machines Are Totally Vulnerable.  Took hackers mere minutes to dismantle security protections at DEFCON in Vegas. Anyone gonna do anything about it? Huey […]

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Open Thread For July 29, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 29, 2017 6 Comments
Open Thread For July 29, 2017

Reince Lanced. Enter the General.  Hard to restore order when the only guy who outranks you is insane.  But Kelly is competent, which Reince was not. He’s also as obsessively anti-immigrant as King Cheeto. Hanifa Shabazz and Theo Gregory: Kindred Crooks?  Someone needs to investigate  this unholy relationship and the entire Wilmington City Council slush […]

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Open Thread For July 28, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 28, 2017 10 Comments
Open Thread For July 28, 2017

Skinny Repeal Goes Down! McCain (finally) does the right thing. Didn’t see that coming.  And, yes, Trump went nuts on teh Twitter. Russia Ratchets Up Diplomatic Pressure On Sanctions.  This bromance is sure going well. Will Trump veto the sanctions bill? Steve Bannon’s Off-The-Books Press Office. I guess ‘volunteers’ aren’t just for Tony DeLuca any […]

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Open Thread For July 27, 2017

Filed in National by on July 27, 2017 18 Comments

Trump To Get Brownback Out Of Kansas.  To become America’s Beacon of Religious Liberty.  I cannot make this stuff up. Mooch Vs. Reince.  Trump has found his enforcer. His mission?: To lance Reince.  By labeling him the Leaker-In-Chief. Including the leaking of business documents pertaining to Da Mooch. Mooch calls for FBI investigation. Koch Brothers […]

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BREAKING!: Trump Bars Transgendered People From Serving in Military ‘In Any Capacity’

Filed in National by on July 26, 2017 13 Comments

I can’t make this up: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/us/politics/trump-transgender-military.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module= World’s most despicable ‘human’ being: “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.” Let the lawsuits begin!

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Open Thread For July 26, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 26, 2017 16 Comments
Open Thread For July 26, 2017

Blevins Is Out As Director of Office of Animal Welfare.  Glad to see that cronyism is being put under a microscope. Keep it coming.  However, Greg Lavelle gets it wrong as usual: “This hire was a case of the fox watching the henhouse from the start.” he said. No, Monsignor, people heading agencies they seek […]

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Open Thread For July 25, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 25, 2017 12 Comments

Kushner No Babe In The Woods On Russia.  His carefully-parsed statement read that he doesn’t ‘rely’ on Russian money, but he never said that he hasn’t used Russian money to make transactions. He, in fact, has. Bigly. Will McCain Pull A ‘Reverse Ted Kennedy’? Trundle his diseased body back to DC to help throw tens […]

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Mo’ Better Democrats: Melanie George Smith, RD 5

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on July 24, 2017 10 Comments
Mo’ Better Democrats:  Melanie George Smith, RD 5

OK, I’m cheating here a little. Melanie Smith and her husband have purchased a house outside of her RD.  It is an open secret that she plans to leave the General Assembly at the end of her term. She sought a judgeship, but was rebuffed by the Nominating Committee.  However, even had she chosen to […]

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Open Thread For July 24, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 24, 2017 7 Comments

Brandywine Country Club Development Plan Ruled ‘Unacceptable’.  By NCC Land Use. It’s back in Louie Capano’s court now. I’m pleasantly surprised. Capano tried (I know this is redundant when it comes to Capano) a sleazy trick where he labeled apartments under names other than apartments.  Land Use didn’t fall for it. Kushner’s Story. How does […]

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Open Thread For July 23, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 23, 2017 12 Comments

Delaware Direct Train To Airport Possible? Yes, but there’s that little matter of money. Man, do we need a massive infrastructure investment now. Congress To Strengthen Russian Sanctions.  Wonder if Putin counted on this. Senator Kid Rock? For those who dismiss the idea, I’ve got two words for you: President Trump. US Investigators Looking To […]

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Open Thread For July 22, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 22, 2017 3 Comments

Trumpcare To Be Brought Down By–Parliamentary Procedure?  Could well be. Financial Assets That Kushner ‘Forgot’ To Disclose.  They’re all crooks.  Sans pardons, they’re all going down. Freedon and Manafort Will Not Testify Next Week As Planned. But Grassley and the disgraceful Dianne Feinstein will go after compiler of Trump dossier.  Someone needs to take out […]

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Open Thread For July 21, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 21, 2017 13 Comments

Trump Considering Pardoning Family and Himself.  Anyone surprised? They’re Also Looking To Undermine Mueller’s Investigation.  Criminals looking to kill criminal investigation.  Rethug response? Crickets. Entire party is a criminal enterprise, or at least acting like one. Carney Vetoes Controversial Charter School Radius Bill.  Seems like for good reasons.  What do our education mavens think? City […]

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Open Thread For July 20, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 20, 2017 6 Comments

Unhinged Trump Throws AG Sessions Under The Bus.  If only he’d known that Sessions wouldn’t be his  criminal co-conspirator, he never would have hired him.  Entire interview is utterly insane. ‘Russia’s Congressman’ Loses Top Aide Due To Russian Connections.  I never envisioned a day when treason was such an everyday possibility. Chris Coons Take Note: […]

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It’s Obvious: Without Access To Laundered Russian Money, The Trump Organization Would Collapse

Filed in Featured, National by on July 19, 2017 17 Comments

It’s my Eureka moment.  Everything is explained and explainable once we realize that my headline is correct. Everything. I’ll start, but I encourage everyone to contribute to this post. First, this breaking news from the NYTimes. Deutsche Bank, the only bank that will lend to Trump, has been fined over $600 million for laundering Russian […]

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BREAKING: Sen. McCain Has Brain Cancer

Filed in National by on July 19, 2017 1 Comment

He has a brain tumor that doctors discovered during his recent surgery: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/John-McCain-Brain-Tumor-435504933.html

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Chris Coons Wants To Make It A Crime To Boycott Israel

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 19, 2017 7 Comments

This demands a thread of its own.  To a large degree, Sen. Chris Coons has always been bought and paid for by AIPAC, the so-called pro-Israeli lobby.  ‘So-called’ b/c they promote the most egregious excesses of Benyamin Netanyahu, the Chris Christie of Israel. Not the Israel that others, including many Jews, envision. However, it never […]

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Open Thread For July 19, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 19, 2017 22 Comments

Sussex Sports Complex Planned.  Before you ask, yes, government money is expected to help pay for this alleged financial windfall.  Raising the obvious question, if it’s such a windfall, why do taxpayers have to underwrite it?  US Military Paying Trump $130K A Month For Rent. In Trump Tower. Agreement was reached in April. Whatever happened […]

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Meet Laura Sturgeon, Candidate For State Senate

Filed in Delaware by on July 18, 2017 19 Comments

Laura Sturgeon will host a meet-and-greet tomorrow, Wednesday, July 19, from 5:30 to 8 pm at Six Paupers, 7465 Lancaster Pike in Hockessin. She is challenging incumbent Greg Lavelle, a most deserving target indeed, in the 4th Senatorial District.  Come find out what she’s all about tomorrow night. After all, if you’ve read this blog […]

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Open Thread For July 18, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 18, 2017 12 Comments

Trumpcare Dead…For Now.  No senator wanted to be the single deciding no. So Senators Lee and Moran jointly announced that they were both no votes. In typical McCain weasel fashion, Arizona’s senior senator then said that the time was right for bipartisan negotiations. Hey, he may be temporarily off of TV, but his words aren’t. […]

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Open Thread For July 17, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 17, 2017 12 Comments

Trump Acted On Fake News To Sanction Qatar. Turns out the United Arab Emirates were behind the fake news. Does Trump have any golf courses there? McCain Could Be Absent From Senate For Awhile Longer.  Seems like a more serious surgery than claimed.  Lindsay Graham will have the cameras all to himself.  I can’t stand […]

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Open Thread For July 16, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 16, 2017 4 Comments

Serious Infighting Over Ogletown Land Deal.  Some of our favorite elected officials sniping at each other. Depressing. Meet Cheryl Stanton: Trump’s Choice To Enforce Federal Wage Laws.  Yes, she’s stiffed the people who clean her house. Perfect. Trumpcare Vote Delayed.  McCain had surgery, will miss at least a week.  Will probably need a couple of […]

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Open Thread For July 15, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 15, 2017 22 Comments

City Council’s Slush Fund. It was easy pickin’s for serial grifter Theo Gregory. I rarely quote from articles, I’d rather have you read them, but this can’t be ignored: In this atmosphere, former Council President Theo Gregory granted nearly $600,000 over four years to Education Voices, Inc. – a nonprofit he founded the month he took office.   […]

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Open Thread For July 14, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 14, 2017 2 Comments

Who Was the 5th Guy At That Meeting?  Yes, there was one. A counter-intelligence Russian guy. Fredon neglected to mention it. Oops he did it again. What’s that? Now it looks like there might have been six people in the meeting… Judge Rules Grandparents Not Barred Under Travel Ban.  Of course, it’s only temporary, but […]

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Open Thread For July 13, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 13, 2017 5 Comments

Wilmington Ethics ‘Watchdog’ Disbanded. Nobody Noticed.  Correction: Those whose ethics were already in the sewer enabled the demise of the agency.  Purzycki’s reconstituting it. Charles Pierce On The Christopher Wray Hearing.  Brings some much-needed context to yesterday’s Kabuki Theatre. Plus, he’s always funny. US Border Officials Lying To Asylum Seekers And Turning Them Away. Hey, […]

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Open Thread For July 12, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 12, 2017 10 Comments

White House & Trump Concocted Phony ‘Orphan’ Cover Story For Fredon Jr..  BTW, they lied. D’s Flip Two Legislative Seats in Oklahoma.  BTW, Okie Rethugs appear to be particularly perverted. The R state rep resigned ‘after two former legislative assistants accused him of sexual harassment’. The R state senator resigned b/c he ‘faces three felony […]

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