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Open Thread For October 2, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 2, 2017 3 Comments

Trump: Tillerson ‘Wasting His Time’ Negotiating With ‘Bullet Man’. This man is dangerous, and this is basically his declaration of war. He needs to be removed from office. Seriously. Trump Dedicates Golf Trophy To Hurricane Victims. Yes, he spent his Sunday at a golf tournament exercising ‘strong leadership’ on behalf of victims. Ex-Wilmington Trust Execs […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: September, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on September 30, 2017 6 Comments

Was starting to get a little concerned, but the last week of the month saved me. As always, some real great stuff: http://www.npr.org/2017/08/10/542441711/songs-we-love-chain-and-the-gang-rome-wasn-t-burned-in-a-day  (Do NOT pass this one by. It rocks!) One of my faves. A great road-tested band, and a great new album. Catch her live: You’re welcome.

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Open Thread For September 30, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 30, 2017 7 Comments

Price Wasn’t Right. $1 mill for travel went over, and he lost. Yes, he was a total hypocrite on the issue.  Here are our lovely parting gifts.  BTW, ‘ Lovely Parting Gifts’, not a bad name for a band, don’t’cha think? Wanna bet that he doesn’t reimburse the taxpayers for that $58K he promised? Trump […]

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Open Thread For September 29, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 29, 2017 11 Comments

Classless Sam Guy Announces Sen. Henry’s Retirement. As if he thinks announcing he’ll run earlier than anybody else makes him the favorite. Wouldn’t even wait for Sen. Henry to make the announcement for herself. He is a Total Asshole. He also will not be the next Senator in SD 2. Price Will Reimburse, Oh, About […]

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Open Thread For September 28, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 28, 2017 11 Comments

Matt Meyer Doesn’t Sound Like A Pathological Liar.  I’m with him on his dispute with two Liliputians from below the canal. And, he got them to capitulate, aka surrender.  State Awards $1 Mill In Grants For Innovative Education Programs.  Which, of course, is 1/26 of the education funds that Carny and his Mindless Minions cut […]

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Open Thread For September 27, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 27, 2017 4 Comments

Delaware Among Nation’s Leaders IN STD’s.  This article is a mess, BTW. While it may not be a surprise that rates are rising, the article doesn’t answer the question: Why are rates rising in Delaware more rapidly? And then there’s this: This fall, the state’s Division of Public Health plans to ramp up its sexually […]

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Bad Day For GOP

Filed in National by on September 26, 2017 8 Comments
Bad Day For GOP

Two breaking stories even before Roy Moore beats Big Luther Strange tonight: GOP Won’t Even Vote On Graham/Cassidy. Sen. Corker of Tennessee Will Retire.  R nominee will almost certainly be to the right of Corker. Possibly far to the right of Corker.  Possibly putting Tennessee into play for D’s.

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Feds Come Down Hard On College Basketball

Filed in Featured, National by on September 26, 2017 31 Comments

Yes, it’s at least as dirty as you thought.  7 schools, assistant coaches, ‘agents’, a ‘major sports apparel company’ (Adidas).  Funneling money to recruits to attend certain schools.  The Feds have ‘em nailed. Conversations on tape.  The schools that have been identified:  Arizona, Auburn,  Oklahoma State, Louisville (aka ‘Papa John’s U’), Miami, Southern Cal, and […]

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Open Thread For September 26, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 26, 2017 1 Comment

Edison Charter Principal Reinstated. Yes, it was about raises for teachers and staff. Board promised them, then reneged on promise.  Board rep says the suspension never should have happened. Raising the question, why did it happen? At Least 6 Trump WH Aides Used Private E-Mail.  Guess their defense, if they deign to provide one, is […]

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Open Thread For September 25, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 25, 2017 4 Comments

County Council Food Fight.  Life is too short to figure out who is right and who is wrong here. Sponsors Try To Bribe Collins And Murkowski To Pass Obamacare Destruction.  New bill coming today. I’ll say it again. The national Republican Party is a criminal enterprise. NFL Players Unite Against Trump. Seriously, doesn’t King Cheeto […]

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Open Thread For September 24, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 24, 2017 4 Comments
Open Thread For September 24, 2017

Trump Targets Black Athletes With Minds Of Their Own.  Demands NFL owners fire players who kneel during National Anthem or face boycott. Does same for NBA stars. The man is certifiable and a certifiable racist. BTW, you know what sport is really dying? That bastion of white southern fans, NASCAR.  Oh, and Trump’s favorite. golf. […]

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Open Thread For September 23, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 23, 2017 9 Comments

Secret Corporate Crony Capitalism  Commission Names Temporary Executive Director. The News-Journal has figured out what a scam this is: The Delaware Prosperity Partnership’s 18-member board – made up of elected officials and local business leaders – voted Wednesday to hire former Ashland Inc. executive John Riley as interim CEO during a closed-door meeting at Corporation […]

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Open Thread For September 22, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 22, 2017 20 Comments

The Business Roundtable Is A Clusterbleep Even Before It Gets Started.  Let’s start with this quote: The board, for instance, will not be required to hold public meetings or publish minutes of its discussions. Financial disclosure documents that would reveal potential conflicts of interest also will not be released to the public. “I’m a big proponent of […]

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Open Thread For September 21, 2017

Filed in Featured, National by on September 21, 2017 8 Comments

Manafort Offered Insider Election Info To Russian Oligarch. Read that headline again. Trump’s campaign manager offered private election briefings to a Russian oligarch. Two weeks before the convention. For a price, of course. Speaking of which… Report: 32 Million To Lose Health Care Under Graham-Cassidy.  BTW, I’ll say it again. Lindsay Graham is perhaps the […]

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Open Thread For September 20, 2017

Filed in Featured, National by on September 20, 2017 11 Comments

Trump To North Korea: ‘We Will Bury You’. At least he didn’t pound his tiny shoe on the big lectern. RNC Is Paying Trump’s Legal Bills. You didn’t expect a billionaire to pony up, did you? The Jimmy Kimmel Test.  Can Jimmy Kimmel kill this monstrosity? Let’s hope so. You gotta watch this. Cut ‘Wasteful’ […]

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Open Thread For September 19, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 19, 2017 15 Comments

Meet The New Health Care Bill. As Bad As The Other Health Care Bills.   How bad? This bad. They’re Rethugs. What did you expect? Kollege Kid Karma: Trump Dickwad Tried To Get Classmate Deported. Got his white supremacist ass thrown out of school instead.  Has a career path as a Rethug demagogue ahead of him. […]

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Open Thread For September 18, 2017

Filed in Featured, National by on September 18, 2017 1 Comment

White House Clusterbleep Over Documents.  How many documents are too many/not enough? NYTimes overhears lawyer blabbing at a DC steakhouse.  If you’re taking bets, remember that the original Ty Cobb was the dirtiest player in the game. BTW, what’s up with this?: The uncertainty has grown to the point that White House officials privately express […]

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Open Thread For September 17, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 17, 2017 4 Comments

NCC Needs Its Pipes Cleaned. Major sewer line at risk. An enema for the people. How Big Business Pushes Obesity In Developing Countries.  Door to door, in many cases. Processed foods uber alles. Saving Addicts: A Tale Of Two Ohio Cities. Whether you survive might just depend on which county you are in.  Yes, there’s […]

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Open Thread For September 16, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 16, 2017 9 Comments

Officials: Amazon Is Delaware’s Powerball Lottery Ticket. With, IMHO, just about as much chance of cashing in.  BTW, it’s ‘too early to talk incentives': The company’s guidance to potential suitors specifically calls on cities and states to detail the types and amounts of incentives they can fork over — even if that means passing new […]

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Open Thread For September 15, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 15, 2017 0 Comments

‘Idiot’ Sessions Didn’t Resign.  Guess both Trump and Sessions consider Sessions to be a useful idiot. Is It Worth Rebuilding Flooded Communities?  Residents in Houston, the Florida Keys, and elsewhere considering best course going forward. Bernie Sanders On Single Payer.  Someone not living in the past. Benzene Levels Skyrocket After Harvey.  Stop the presses! Valero […]

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Open Thread For September 14, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 14, 2017 9 Comments

Bob Marshall Draws First Challenger.  Jordan Hines. Pretty impressive resume, although membership in the Monday Club is hardly a qualification.  Questions: What does he stand for? Where is he on minimum wage, death penalty (where Marshall, to put it charitably, has been wobbly), willingness to raise taxes to pay for vital programs, etc.? What is […]

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Hillary Clinton’s Attacks On Bernie Sanders Are Um, Untrue

Filed in Featured, National by on September 13, 2017 15 Comments

Let’s first figure out what she’s complaining about. As near as I can tell, and I’ve read a lot about her book, she claims that Trump would never have called her Crooked Hillary had Bernie not hammered her for accepting obscene fees to speak before her corporate overlords. She makes that claim w/o any supporting […]

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Open Thread For September 13, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 13, 2017 16 Comments

Sanders Will Introduce Universal Health Care Bill. 15 D’s On Board. Sanders leads, Hillary whines about him. BTW, I checked. Neither Carper nor Coons are among the 15. Vouchers, anybody? How about phone calls instead? I’ll start. Which reminds me.  Carper’s refusal to even consider single payer can be,  what are the words I’m looking […]

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Open Thread For September 12, 2017

Filed in Featured, National by on September 12, 2017 2 Comments

Report: Trump Lawyers Wanted Kushner Out.   Every time he talks to King Cheeto or anyone in the WH, he increases the potential legal liability for those he talked to. Rethugs Want To Criminalize Exposure Of Criminal Activity By Private Companies. Would it shock you if you learned that one of the companies is owned by […]

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Open Thread For September 11, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 11, 2017 9 Comments

Hmmm, 9-11. 911. Coincidence or…conspiracy? Did DeLuca Try To Pull Another Fast One? I support prevailing wage and recognize the Rethugs’ obsession against it as typical R disdain for allowing anyone but billionaires to make a decent living. However, proposed regulations don’t get posted by accident, especially when Tiny Tony’s pudgy fingerprints are all over […]

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