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Ka-Boom Goes the Tip Line – Carney’s 10% Across the Board Budget Cut, Police held harmless?

Filed in National by on February 24, 2017 17 Comments
Ka-Boom  Goes the Tip Line – Carney’s 10% Across the Board Budget Cut, Police held harmless?

This is an unconfirmed tip, but if true, reveals the depth of Carney’s perfidy.

Carney’s budget director has–this past week–sent out a notice to ALL state departments to send in budget plans based on both a 5% and 10% cut for the next year, along with a statement of the impact on services. Law enforcement is using its clout to be held harmless. District Superintendents are pushing to have one if not two complete branches of DOE eliminated in order to avoid the 5 to 10% budget cuts to public education. Carney is being duplicitous at saying there is no money to improve education funding when his own staff is saying that there’s not even money to keep the current level of services intact.

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SD10 Special Election Predictions

Filed in National by on February 22, 2017 55 Comments
SD10 Special Election Predictions

If the last election taught us anything, it is to be wary of predictions. But what kind of political blog would this be if Saturday rolled around and we didn’t post our best guesses on the outcome of Saturday’s MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION SINCE THE LAST ONE (c), special election in SD10?

I’ll get the ball rolling with…

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John Marino Depantsed & The World is Watching the SD10 Special

Filed in National by on February 21, 2017 2 Comments
John Marino Depantsed & The World is Watching the SD10 Special

If we screw the pooch in this special, the Democratic Party truly is more fucked up than something that is completely and thoroughly fucked up. Worse still … the world is watching.

Also, this is first rate blogging by CassandraM at Bluedelaware that absolutely dismembers John Marino and the transparently corrupt DEGOP

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Not my President Day Open Thread

Filed in National by on February 20, 2017 9 Comments
Not my President Day Open Thread

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Ellison for DNC Chair News

Filed in National by on February 18, 2017 5 Comments

All Rhode Island DNC member endorsed Ellison today, and there is this: DNC Race Shakeup: Ray Buckley to Exit, Endorse Keith Ellison With just a week left before Democratic National Committee members gather in Atlanta to cast their ballots, the move could have far-reaching consequences both for the election and the future of the party

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Scott Pruitt is a much bigger threat than Al-Qaeda

Filed in National by on February 17, 2017 2 Comments
Scott Pruitt is a much bigger threat than Al-Qaeda

Betsy DeVois may be the dumbest, but Scott Pruitt is the most lethal. His goal at the EPA is to kill it off. This is the “El Chapo to head the Drug Enforcement Administration” pick.

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Open Source Questions for Carney’s Budget “Reset” Meetings

Filed in National by on February 17, 2017 20 Comments
Open Source Questions for Carney’s Budget “Reset” Meetings

I’m going to try and make one of Carney’s budget meetings next week and could use some pointed questions. Below are some inspired by a CassandraM post at Blue Delaware, but I could use some more if you have any.

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“Every bicycle project has to start life in a plan”

Filed in National by on February 16, 2017 0 Comments

The Delaware Bicycle Plan (currently being created) is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to get the bicycle improvements your community needs in an official plan. So if you miss this opportunity, your next opportunity may not come around again until 2027! If your community has a great nearby trail (either existing, in design or being planned) but […]

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Today’s news from inside the Alt-Right media bubble & Trump Purge Promise

Filed in National by on February 16, 2017 18 Comments
Today’s news from inside the Alt-Right media bubble & Trump Purge Promise

No reader of DL will be surprised to learn that the problem (according to the right-wing media) isn’t the illegal and treasonous activity of the Trump administration, but the real threats to the republic are the “low-life” civil servants who expose the illegal and treasonous activity of the Trump administration. They are the real bad guys. The bad hombres, Trump and the wing-nut media is going after. How successful Trump and his media will be in vilifying these people will depend entirely on how readily the objective (main stream? fake news?) media accepts that narrative.

Finally, the civil servants in question have no investigating authorities to leak information regarding the illegal activity of the Trump administration to. That is why they have gone to the media. That simple fact is completely lost on the Alt-Right media complex and lost on the legit news media for the most part.

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Carney’s entrepreneurial advisory group has no entrepreneurs

Filed in Delaware, National by on February 16, 2017 24 Comments
Carney’s entrepreneurial advisory group has no entrepreneurs

Governor John Carney’s entrepreneurial advisory group should have been called, John Carney’s advisory group for funneling money to the usual economic development suspects.

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Get over it – There will be no impeachment

Filed in National by on February 15, 2017 48 Comments
Get over it – There will be no impeachment

A friend who pays scant attention to politics asked me, “will there be a constitutional crisis?”

I was a little surprised by the question. Republicans control the executive branch and the legislative branch. Some interesting cases may be brought to the federal judiciary (which as of 8:30 am is still independent) but those are sideshows.

Our current AG is not going to investigate the President and the current Congress is not going to prosecute him. Period. But let me be even more cynical.

Will Trump’s deep connections with Russia affect the mid-term elections? No. Why would they? Voters knew about all of that prior to this most recent election and were not swayed. Democrats are still no closer to offering voters and AFFIRMATIVE case for why they should vote FOR some the Democratic Party’s version of government.

In the absence of some affirmative argument for why they should govern, Democrats will fail to make the headway in the upcoming midterms they need to change anything. So, it is Puppet Trump being operated out of Moscow for at least the next four years.

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Network Delaware’s First General Meeting – February 23rd 7:30pm

Filed in National by on February 14, 2017 4 Comments
Network Delaware’s First General Meeting – February 23rd 7:30pm

This is how you do it… Come to our first general meeting on February 23rd, at 7:30pm at 705 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Here all our teams will have specific actions we need your help on and you can sign up for (e.g. trainings, action projects, and volunteer opportunities) and we’ll also have […]

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Flynn Reaction From Within Alt-Right Media Bubble

Filed in National by on February 14, 2017 25 Comments
Flynn Reaction From Within Alt-Right Media Bubble

While the reality-based world has come to the conclusion that Flynn was working for Russia before, during, and after the inauguration of Donald Trump, Fox News has a different take. In the up is down world of American conservatism, this is not a case of a traitor being exposed, but an example of “the permanent […]

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Russian Agent, Flynn Out at WH

Filed in National by on February 13, 2017 33 Comments
Russian Agent, Flynn Out at WH

One of the Russian assets in Trumps inner circle has resigned. “Embattled White House national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, two sources tell CNN. [...] The move comes less than a month into the job, making him one of the shortest-serving senior presidential advisers in modern history.”

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Just take a few minutes and watch this….

Filed in National by on February 13, 2017 7 Comments

A chilling, and completely unhinged performance. h/t Bluedelaware

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John Carney Wants your thoughts on his imminent budget cuts & Carney Accountability Campaign (CAC) update

Filed in National by on February 13, 2017 4 Comments
John Carney Wants your thoughts on his imminent budget cuts & Carney Accountability Campaign (CAC) update

Carney has already said that raising taxes on the wealthiest corporations (that have hoarded all the economic gains of the past 25 years) is “off the table” so this listening tour is to get your thoughts on who Delaware should fuck over. Public Schools, teachers, parks, the incarcerated, the elderly, state employees, veterans? Show up at one of these and tell Carney who you think should be screwed.

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Dem Rep Says Rarely Invoked Law Could Make Trump Release Taxes

Filed in National by on February 12, 2017 3 Comments

Some calls and visits to our congressional delegation may be in order to urge them to support Pascrell’s efforts

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Open Thread – where do I sign up for these paid protester gigs?

Filed in National by on February 12, 2017 7 Comments

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said that the thousands of protestors who swarmed his town hall on Thursday night were not actually from his state and were “paid” to protest, the Deseret News reported Friday. In other news…80,000 (paid?) protesters marched in Raleigh North Carolina yesterday for voting rights and basic democracy.

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Open Thread Saturday (outsourced)

Filed in National by on February 11, 2017 11 Comments
Open Thread Saturday (outsourced)

1)Welcome to all the newly minted activist who have come to DL THROUGH the crowdPAC.com campaign to hold Carney accountable. 2) It is a big political weekend so check in below if you are standing up for Planned Parenthood or canvassing in the crucial SD10 special. 3) I don’t have a subscription to the NJ […]

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Put some heat on John Carney by helping fund this crowdpac.com campaign

Filed in Delaware by on February 9, 2017 30 Comments
Put some heat on John Carney by helping fund this crowdpac.com campaign

Crowdpac.com is awesome. Read all about our efforts to put John Carney’s feet to the primary fire, and make a small pledge to get us started.

Here is what we say at Crowdpac:

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Occasional words from the resistance

Filed in National by on February 9, 2017 1 Comment

…from the desk of R.E. Vanella.

Saturday, 11 February. Things to do.

06:30 Switch off boorish cell-phone alarm. (Google ringtone ‘Flow’ ©)

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Dems Suck. Coons is the worst

Filed in National by on February 8, 2017 22 Comments
Dems Suck. Coons is the worst

Brian says: February 8, 2017 at 12:25 pm According to NRO, 9 Dems have said NO to SCOTUS filibuster… enough to kill… Coons – DE Blue Blumenthal- CT Blue Manchin – WV Red Durbin – IL Blue Heitkamp – ND Red McCaskill – MO Red Tester – MT Red Donnelly- IN Red Shaheen – NH […]

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This lawsuit says everything you need to know about President Baby-Hands and his mob of lunatics

Filed in National by on February 7, 2017 13 Comments
This lawsuit says everything you need to know about President Baby-Hands and his mob of lunatics

Melania Trump’s lawyers alleged in a lawsuit filed Monday that the First Lady’s “unique once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity to profit from her White House role was damaged by a Daily Mail article claiming she once worked as an escort. The suit, filed in New York State Supreme Court against the tabloid’s owner, Mail Media, seeks compensatory and […]

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To counter-protest, or not to counter-protest? That is the question

Filed in National by on February 7, 2017 30 Comments
To counter-protest, or not to counter-protest?  That is the question

We have a sub-group of activists on this blog that has formed around the idea of actual visits to the offices of the congressional delegation.

I have learned, through this group, that Planned Parenthood is discouraging counter protests on Feb 11th, the day a bunch have assholes have picked to protest affordable healthcare for women.

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Culture Beats Strategy

Filed in National by on February 6, 2017 6 Comments
Culture Beats Strategy

Once you’ve internalized this axiom; “Culture Beats Strategy” it is easy to easy to see every contest or competition through that lens. That was a nice strategy the Atlanta Falcons had last night. too bad that were playing against a team with a strong culture. A strategy is a nice thing to have. A culture is essential.

When a team, group, company or family builds a culture it doesn’t need for things to go perfectly. People know what to do in situations that haven’t been thought through and game planned. A team with a culture has a lot of group cohesion around a few basic assumptions. People can take independent action because they know the organization’s goals without having to be directed. A strategy is merely a list of things you want to happen. A culture operates on an entirely different plane.

When Republicans beat Democrats with policies that add up to a lot of threadbare nonsense under the most fleeting scrutiny – they are winning on culture. Democrats seem to be constantly confused about this. They shouldn’t be. Culture beats strategy.

Group membership means something to people in a culture. Group membership is a means to personal ends for people executing a strategy. Members of a culture share values, spoken and unspoken, and you don’t need to explain how any given policy fits into the values of a culture. It either does or doesn’t on its face.

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