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The NJ names names and turns up the heat on Sneaky Pete.
Delaware lawmakers quietly awarded their top political aides in Legislative Hall thousands of dollars in raises earlier this year, even as they reduced or eliminated general pay increases for rank-and-file state employees, according to a review of payroll data by The News Journal.
House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf, a Rehoboth Democrat who approved the raises, ducked questions from The News Journal, ignoring repeated requests for comment. “Pete is not available to comment about this,” said Drew Volturo, a House Democratic spokesman.
Drew Volturo has been on the other side of this, so I’m not sure why he is going with this stonewalling approach. Maybe the Dem “leadership” has some broadside attack on teachers in he works that they plan to use to push this off the front page? It wouldn’t surprise me.
I feel like a spectator this year. I just can’t get excited about the Presidential election. Maybe it is because the GOP field is so utterly non-electable that the whole enterprise feels even more like kabuki theater than it normally does. Or… maybe it is because I like and I’m pretty comfortable with either Sanders or Clinton..?
This admission, by Chaffetz, is going to enrage conservatives who think that the point of government is to waste taxpayers money on partisan witch hunts.
Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz has just admitted that the GOP’s investigation into Planned Parenthood’s misuse of federal funds turned out to be a dud.
“Did I look at the finances and have a hearing specifically as to the revenue portion and how they spend? Yes. Was there any wrongdoing? I didn’t find any,”
We have to start treating the American South, with their open carry and voter suppression like a pariah nation, similar to South Africa in the 1980’s and 1990’s. If they want “open carry” and voter suppression, fine. They just don’t get that stuff and also get to be treated like grownups.
Daniel Hamermesh, an economics professor emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin, plans to withdraw from the university because of his concerns about the campus carry law that will go into effect in Texas in August 2016.
According to a Tuesday report from the university’s student newspaper, The Daily Texan, Hamermesh will teach at University of Sydney next fall.
Josh Marshall makes an important point.
The only thing amazing about this is how it took a momentary remark by McCarthy to suddenly make what everyone knows into an acceptable point of public discussion: namely, that the Benghazi Committee was not only a transparently political exercise (that’s hardly unprecedented) but just a complete crock by every definition. Without McCarthy’s clumsy remark, DC’s establishment press apparently didn’t realize this was the case or didn’t think it was an acceptable point of discussion. That’s amazing.
Your “liberal media” everybody… Fair and balanced!
Early Saturday evening, an 11 year-old boy from Jefferson County, Tennessee, took his father’s unlocked shotgun and shot and killed, with premeditation, his 8 year-old neighbor, McKayla Dyer, from inside his house – because she wouldn’t show him her puppy.
According to the local news station WKRN-TV (video below), the boy had a history of bullying the little girl. Her mother, Latasha Dyer said: “He was making fun of her, calling her names — just being mean to her…I had to go the principal about him, and he quit for a while, and then all of a sudden yesterday he shot her.” The boy, whose name is being withheld by authorities, has been charged with first degree murder, but a judge is to decide in the coming days whether or not to transfer the case to adult court.
We need to stop calling these incidents accidents.
The New York Times reports today that Hillary Clinton is organizing “leadership councils” in every state, comprised of dozens of top Democratic state officials and super-delegates to the nominating convention (“super-delegates” automatically become convention delegates because of the offices they hold.) The councils will round up supporters, act as surrogates in the news media in […]
When your campaign has to continually assert that you haven’t dropped out, it is a bad sign. That’s where Rand Paul is right now, as he tries to assure donors that he is still running for the GOP nomination… “but also, by the way… donate to my Senatorial campaign, because that is the real campaign.” That’s a paraphrase.
Robert Reich’s list of everything that is STILL wrong with the Trans Pacific Partnership are the very reasons Tom Caper and Chris Coons love it so fucking much.
For the record I have nothing against Marshall. In fact, I happen to like the guy, in spite of his resume. Back when I knew him, he was one of the sharpest and funniest guys involved in DE politics with the possible exception of Matt Denn. He probably still is. So there is that. Mat Marshall as a integral part of the Short campaign probably means that Townsend has a steep uphill climb. But the close connection to Carper is also significant. There is a saying – When You Dance With the Devil, the Devil Don’t Change – the Devil Changes You.
With Marshall’s close links to Carper, it is hard to imagine that the Bryon Short campaign isn’t going to be run as a Team Carper subsidiary.
Kevin McCarthy admitted what everyone already knows. The Benghazi hearings and investigations were concocted to damage Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
I suppose a silver lining in this plan is that Maine will learn that its welfare recipients are whites who live next door, and not the Cadillac driving browns they imagine them to be.
The mayor of Lewiston, Maine, has called on the the state legislature to create a public online registry with the names and addresses of those on welfare in the state, as well as how long those individuals have been receiving benefits.
In a Thursday column in the Twin City Times, Mayor Robert Macdonald wrote that “the public has a right to know how its money is being spent.” He said that he would submit a bill to the legislature that would create the registry.
If history is a trusted guide, a Republican will win the White House in 2016. Here is the operative tea leaf – the deficit. Between 2009 and 2013, President Barack Obama successfully eliminated the towering $1.4 trillion deficit legacy of the Bush administration, lowering it to $679 billion. Like Bill Clinton before him, President Obama […]
Learning that Sneaky Pete gave his insider cronies a 16% raise is soooo not shocking.
…So it’s disheartening – make that infuriating – to learn that the bosses Delawareans have hired for our state government, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the General Assembly, are spreading scarce state dollars around among members of their political staffs, while keeping a tight rein on the salaries of those who keep us safe, nurse our sick, pave our roads, and do the other jobs that help make Delaware special.
Oh Dear. I just used four exclamation points and “F%$cking” in a headline… What on earth is going on? It is a legally speaking, a settled question. Our constitution forbids religious tests for office. Dr. Ben Carson (a vanity candidate with no real chance of winning office) doesn’t get that. But now this… Ted Cruz’s […]
1) This guy really is an evil piece of shit.
2) Prop Joe and Pandora will get no more points from this loser.
3) Who will inherit his 10 supporters?
Via the NYT:
Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has concluded he no longer has a path to the Republican presidential nomination and plans to drop out of the 2016 campaign, according to three Republicans familiar with his decision, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Mr. Walker called a news conference in Madison at 6 p.m. Eastern time.
Read this. It is a part of Donald Trump’s only written down policy position (other than a PDF version of his immigration rant).
NATIONAL RIGHT TO CARRY. The right of self-defense doesn’t stop at the end of your driveway. That’s why I have a concealed carry permit and why tens of millions of Americans do too. That permit should be valid in all 50 states. A driver’s license works in every state, so it’s common sense that a concealed carry permit should work in every state. If we can do that for driving – which is a privilege, not a right – then surely we can do that for concealed carry, which is a right, not a privilege.
In addition to doing away with the concept of “state’s rights” where guns are concerned, the position paper titled, “Protecting Our Second Amendment Rights Will Make America Great Again,” calls for an end to gun and magazine bans and an end to the ban on carrying guns on military bases and recruiting centers.
Yes. Craziness to you and me, but gun nuts vote in the Republican primaries.
The Complexities of Color Coalition, the NAACP-DE, the Delaware Repeal Project, and the Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware are announcing the first in a series of four town hall meetings to address the racial inequities in Delaware’s criminal justice system. It will take place on September 24th at 7:00PM in Lewes (details below).
The message to the political establishment will be clear – it’s time for change in Delaware – the black community is finished with business as usual and determined that its agenda will finally be addressed.
On the one hand I think, why should he run on anything? The GOP is putting up some tomato can against him. He simply needs to show up. Then I think, why not just go ahead and say that he wants to unleash economic growth by cutting taxes on the wealthiest people and corporations in the state, and thereby screw over everyone else, just like a normal Democrat. It doesn’t seem to be a risky strategy.
One of the things Donald Trump gets away with is never answering questions. What he does instead is lay down some ‘Trumpanswer’ and move along. So I decided to try it.
The Boy: What’s for dinner?
Me: Dinner is going to be fantastic. You’ll love it.
“Centrist” Republicans ditched the ideal that politics is transactional a long time ago. Even so-called “moderate” Republicans accepted that compromise and consensus were dead over decade ago. Mike Castle’s idea of centrism was to consistently vote with his uncompromising house leadership, then send out statements regretting that Democrats couldn’t move more to the right. When […]
Huzzah, for the Diamond State!! The home of tax free shopping, and judgement free litigation. Report: Delaware Legal System Remains Nation’s Best Wilmington, DE – A new survey by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ranked Delaware first for the fairness and reasonableness of the state’s legal system, rating the state number one for the tenth […]