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A Sleeper Race For Y’All

Filed in National by on October 4, 2018 11 Comments

Been doing some due diligence during my days off from work.  I’ve gotten some interesting insights into this November’s races. And I’ve got a live dog in a State Senate race. A race that has some interesting twists on traditional themes.  Here goes: People who have a sense as to what races are competitive and […]

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Privileged Princeton Preppy Poisoned Pledges…And Skated

Filed in National by on October 3, 2018 17 Comments
Privileged Princeton Preppy Poisoned Pledges…And Skated

Said privileged preppy is one Ken Simpler. Our State Treasurer.  In light of L’Affaires Kavanaugh, I decided to take a second look at what Simpler himself called a ‘brush with the law’.  Here’s what I found (it even made the New York Times): Saying he would not treat the case ”as an undergraduate frolic that […]

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Meet Your New State Legislators

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on October 2, 2018 1 Comment

I know, I know, election’s not until November.  However, there were several contested primaries, and the winners of many of those primaries face no opposition in November.  So, they’ll be on the payroll the day after the election.  Let’s take a look at them, accompanied by my occasionally trenchant analysis: Senate District 2: Darius Brown […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: Sept., 2018: Volume Deux

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on September 30, 2018 0 Comments

More goodies: Don’t know how I missed this elegiac John Prine song from earlier this year. Missed no more: Lots to love, and some stuff that the hatas might hate.  What do you like, and what do you, um, not like?

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: Sept., 2018: Volume One

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on September 29, 2018 0 Comments

Too many intriguing songs for just one music dump this month.  I’m gonna continue doing them in alphabetical order by artist’s name.  Select your faves: This was Drive-By Truckers before they were Drive-By Truckers.  Just now being released: A classic in its infancy: I’m a sucker for great harmonies. When the song also gives me […]

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Kangaroo Kourt Open Thread

Filed in Featured, National by on September 27, 2018 31 Comments

What are you seeing and hearing, what are you thinking? I’ll be at work, so feel free to fill me in.

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Song Of The Day: Sept. 27, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on September 27, 2018 0 Comments

Difford & Tilbrook. True pop masters:

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Song Of The Day: Sept. 26, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on September 26, 2018 0 Comments

Proof that ‘good’ and ‘hot’ aren’t mutually exclusive. I always thought they were hot. And good:

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Yet Another Charter School Closes Abruptly

Filed in Delaware by on September 25, 2018 12 Comments

This time, the Delaware Academy Of Public Safety And Security.  You know, a school allegedly designed to prepare “…students for careers as first responders, such as law enforcement, firefighters and EMTs.” Over $500K in debt and disastrous educational results.  Which, come to think of it, is what you’d expect from a school preparing students for […]

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Dear Rethug Senators…This Is All It Would Take

Filed in National by on September 25, 2018 15 Comments

First, spare me the histrionics of the ‘on-the-fence’ senators agonizing over your Kavanaugh votes. It’s real simple, here’s all you have to do, and you’ve put the ball where it belongs: Announce that you can’t vote for Kavanaugh until/unless there is an FBI background check. See? It ends your public agony, which we all see […]

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Delaware’s Most Important Legislative Race Of 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on September 25, 2018 31 Comments

I was tempted to call this the ‘only’ important race of 2018, but that’s probably an overstatement. However, the contest between incumbent Greg Lavelle and Laura Sturgeon has loads of implications beyond the boundaries of the 4th Senatorial District.  It is not only a referendum on the Delaware Republican Party and one of its leading […]

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Song Of The Day: Sept. 25, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on September 25, 2018 1 Comment

Too infectious to ignore. BTW, while most white people covering soul suck at it (*cough* Linda Ronstadt/Heat Wave *cough), Graham Parker more than did justice to this one:

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Looks Like Trump Is Gonna Fire Rosenstein Today

Filed in Featured, National by on September 24, 2018 19 Comments

Rosenstein has been summoned to the White House where it’s expected that he will be asked to resign.  Rosenstein will reportedly refuse, at which point Trump will likely fire him. Shit just got more real.

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