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Eric Trump: Dad is running because he watches waaaaaay too much Fox News and is haunted by the “PC” boogeymen

Filed in National by on August 26, 2016 4 Comments
Eric Trump: Dad is running because he watches waaaaaay too much Fox News and is haunted by the “PC” boogeymen

Let’s look at the reasons Trump is running according to his idiot son:

“He opens up the paper each morning and sees our nation’s leaders giving a hundred billion dollars to Iran,”

Iranian frozen assets were unfrozen through negotiations, so this is bullshit.

… or he opens the paper and some new school district has just eliminated the ability for its students to say the pledge of allegiance,

Pure BS. Show me this non-existent school district.

…or some fire department in some town is ordered by the mayor to no longer fly the American flag on the back of a fire truck,”

Again, what a load of crap. Please point me to whatever “paper” carried this story.

“Or, he sees the tree on the White House lawn has been renamed ‘Holiday tree’ instead of ‘Christmas tree.’

Nope. Maybe in Bill O’Reilly’s fever dreams, but not in reality.

I could go on and on for hours. Those are the very things that made my father run, and those are the very things he cares about.”

So… he cares about utter nonsense. Got it.

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Celia Cohen attended TEDxWilmington

Filed in National by on August 26, 2016 2 Comments
Celia Cohen attended TEDxWilmington

…at least I think she did. It is hard to tell because, as she eases into retirement, her blog posts are now 95% content free.

Here is the substance: Chris Coons cracked a joke about how unpopular congress is. He had a constituent that stopped getting social security, but he fixed it. Coons also formed a congressional “Chicken Caucus,” with a Republican from Georgia.

That’s, literally, it. I wonder if Delaware Today, Ramone Family of Business, Bonny Anderson, David Deputy, Lisa B. Goodman, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, Norman D. Griffiths, Laird Stabler, Carolyn Swayze, Frances M. West, S.B. & Katy Woo and Bill Wood feel like they are getting their money’s worth.

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Trump’s Campaign Manager, Kellyanne Conway, is not attractive

Filed in National by on August 24, 2016 75 Comments
Trump’s Campaign Manager, Kellyanne Conway, is not attractive

Kellyanne Conway is not conventionally attractive, and judging from her politics her soul is a putrid mess as well. I only mention this because Trump puts so much stock in looks, mentions how attractive or unattractive people are all the time, and it must be killing him to have to work with Conway. Also, she is in the news today because she says that polls are “skewed” by the fact that people are embarrassed to tell pollsters that they are voting for Trump.

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A couple of last thoughts about the Peach Festival

Filed in National by on August 22, 2016 12 Comments
A couple of last thoughts about the Peach Festival

It was fun going around the Peach Festival shooting videos. Which, by the way is pretty easy. So if you see a candidate, you are hereby deputized as a DL reporter. Just get someone to hold the camera sideways and keep the video to around 2 minutes so you can text it to us.

Now then. Here are some things I wish I had asked, and some surly volunteers who didn’t like me.

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Theory: Republican Primary voters are stupid

Filed in National by on August 19, 2016 4 Comments
Theory: Republican Primary voters are stupid

I’ve read a lot theories about what Trump might be up to.  From Michael Moore to George Will, these theories are proliferating because the one thing he does not appear to be doing is running for President.  I think the theories are malarkey, and that Trump thinks he can do the job, wants to be President, and is running earnestly for the office, just badly.

So I have a competing theory to throw into the mix.  Republican primary voters are stupid.   They knowingly voted for a person who showed no signs of being able to win the office.  They (Republican Primary voters) are just dummies who made a dumb choice.  If you examine their personal lives, you would probably find a robust record of bad choices.

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IEM Futures Market: Congressional Control Currently Confounding

Filed in National by on August 19, 2016 13 Comments
IEM Futures Market: Congressional Control Currently Confounding

My prediction market of choice is Iowa Electronic Markets (IEM) run out of the University of Iowa. It is the oldest and has been highly predictive over the years. More predictive than polls, anyway.

That’s why I want to know more about why traders are bidding up “Other” in the congressional control market.

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Bottom Line: Putin’s man in Kiev was running Trump’s campaign

Filed in National by on August 17, 2016 3 Comments
Bottom Line: Putin’s man in Kiev was running Trump’s campaign

Putin > Yanukovych > Manafort > Trump

These are pretty clear cut relationships. Now Manafort has been demoted just ahead of two news items which reveal how deeply Manafort was/is involved with promoting Russian interests in Kiev and DC. The first story deals with $2.2 million secretly routed to DC based lobbying firms in clear violation of federal law.

The second deals with Manafort’s work to sabotaged US interests in Ukraine which has landed Manafort on a list of war criminals who are now wanted in the Ukraine in connection with the Russian invasion and seizure of the Crimea.

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Truth, accuracy, and “fact checking” are all meaningless bullshit.

Filed in National by on August 16, 2016 2 Comments
Truth, accuracy, and “fact checking” are all meaningless bullshit.

..and now I’m not so worried about an October Surprise. But first read this…

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday that he was using “abbreviated language” when he claimed that the U.S. had seen no terror attacks carried out by Islamic extremists before President Barack Obama came into office.

“You speak in somewhat abbreviated language,” he told the New York Daily News by way of explaining his Monday introduction for Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Youngstown, Ohio. “All human beings speak in abbreviated language at times.”

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Ken Simpler should enroll his kids in public school

Filed in National by on August 16, 2016 56 Comments
Ken Simpler should enroll his kids in public school

The last sensible Delaware Republican, Mike Stafford, put this on his Facebook yesterday. I could not agree more.

Mike Stafford
Yesterday at 9:37am ·

Before he ran for office, I recall asking Ken Simpler where his kids went to school after listening to +30 minutes of canned Rodel and Scott Walker-style anti-union and “education reform” tropes and talking points come spewing out of his mouth. His answer wasn’t the local public school! I told him a politician who talks about education reform but doesn’t have their kids in public school is like a Chevy salesman who drives a Toyota, only worse- because such a politician is willing to experiment on other peoples’ children.

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Sucks to be Bonini

Filed in National by on August 15, 2016 8 Comments
Sucks to be Bonini

Poor chap. Not only did Copeland sucker him into being on the drubbed side of an electoral drubbing, now he has Lyme Disease. In all honesty, he should drop out. What does he owe the DEGOP? Why should he put his health on the line to spare Copeland the embarrassment of sitting with Laser Lafferty on Return Day? He shouldn’t.

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What are they currently thinking?

Filed in National by on August 11, 2016 11 Comments
What are they currently thinking?

John Kasich: “I would be totally winning right now.”
Ted Cruz: “My Lands, I would be totally winning right now.”
Marco Rubio: “OMG!, I would be totally winning right now.”
Jeb Bush:“I would most certainly be well on my way of probably winning right now.”
Donald Trump: “I am totally winning right now.”

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Sorry. It is another Trump post.

Filed in National by on August 11, 2016 2 Comments
Sorry. It is another Trump post.

Trump continues to search for ways test Charlie Copeland’s loyalty, and shed supporters. Today’s efforts include continuing to call President Obama the founder of Isis and allowing that he really doesn’t give a fuck if he wins or loses.

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Why Lt. Gov Matters

Filed in National by on August 11, 2016 46 Comments
Why Lt. Gov Matters

I realize the the post itself is useless, and the job is a meaningless waste of tax money. But I’m going to play Nate Silver for a second and use statistics to tell you why winning the Lt. Governor’s race matters.

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Celia Cohen wrote about the WDEL Lt. Gov debate. I read it, and now I’m less smart

Filed in National by on August 10, 2016 8 Comments
Celia Cohen wrote about the WDEL Lt. Gov debate. I read it, and now I’m less smart

According to Celia, two noteworthy things happened during the debate and one note worthy thing happened just after it.

Loudell asked a good question: Is this office useless? Ciro Poppiti spoke of himself in the third person during the debate and Bethany Hall-Long had an egregious double-typo in her post debate email “Deomcratic Exeuctive.”

I learned nothing else about anything, everything else was fluffy and filler. If you doubt that, read it yourself.

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Trump Today: “The Second Amendment People” can “do something about” Hillary Clinton

Filed in National by on August 9, 2016 12 Comments

Trump hits a new low in suggesting that “The Second Amendment” could “take care” of Hillary Clinton should she beat him in the elections and become President.

In a video circulating today from a campaign event in Wilmington, NC, GOP nominee Donald Trump jokes that the “Second Amendment, People,” in other words militantly pro-gun conservatives who themselves own and use guns, might be able to find a way to deal with Clinton selecting Supreme Court justices during her term. This is a fancy way of saying she should be assassinated, and specifically, shot to death by armed citizens.

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Bonini and Reigle disqualify themselves

Filed in National by on August 9, 2016 4 Comments
Bonini and Reigle disqualify themselves

It is not as if Bonini and Regiel were qualified to hold statewide office. Bonini was shoved into this farce of a governor’s race by Copeland who, very sensibly, doesn’t want Laser Lafferty representing the DEGOP in the minds of voters. Regiel is another place holder keeping a statewide spot on the ticket warm for Ken Simpler.

Nevertheless, they are both now on record supporting Trump, so whatever little credibility they had has dissipated like the gossamer fingers of morning fog that caress the reedy shores of the lazy Appoquinimink river.

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Ernie Lopez thanked Park City for her excellent volunteer work on his behalf

Filed in National by on August 8, 2016 55 Comments
Ernie Lopez thanked Park City for her excellent volunteer work on his behalf

I tend to ignore Kathy McGuinness because her campaign is not credible, and because I tend to think that BHL is an odds on favorite to win. Still, our next Lt Governor will be the winner of the crowded Dem primary and crazy shit can happen.

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Memories

Filed in National by on August 5, 2016 6 Comments
Memories

Remember way back last August when it was reported that Bill Clinton flattered and cajoled Trump into running for the GOP nomination?

Man oh man, I was happy and excited at first because Trump was certain to turn the GOP nominating process into a train wreck wrapped in a clown show. Then, after he inexplicably WON the nomination I was nervous because I thought Trump, with all his showmanship, might be tough to beat. Now I’m back to being happy and excited.

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Top 10 Reasons Trump Might Actually Quit

Filed in National by on August 4, 2016 13 Comments
Top 10 Reasons Trump Might Actually Quit

From least important to most, these are the ten reasons why Trump quitting is plausible.

10) He can reasonably claim health problems. His medical records are sketchy at best and the quack doctor who said that he’d be the healthiest president ever can easily be thrown under the bus.

9) He watches, and takes ques, from Fox News. If Fox News bails once and for all, he will know it and will have to react to it.

8) The Senate appears ready to investigate his ties to Russia.

7) His wife was an illegal immigrant.

6) His businesses are off 17 to 20% How long can he sustain that kind of drop in revenue? Especially since…

5) He can’t self-fiance his campaign. He isn’t as wealthy as he says he is, and money from donors is dying up.

4) His pre-2010 taxes are not subject to being audited. So he is lying about why he isn’t releasing them. (For this and many other reasons, he knows he will be KILLED in a debate.)

3) He hates being viewed as a loser. He’d rather quit (and blame the liberal media) than lose to Clinton.

2) He was never really running a serious campaign in the first place.

And if all of that does not convince him to quit, one person might…

1) He listens to Ivanka.

Of all his advisors, he appears to listen to Ivanka. She certainly seems smart enough to know when the jig is good and truly up. When the kids are sure that the gravy train is imperiled, they may be the ones to pull the plug.

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Markell Eyed for Clinton Cabinet

Filed in National by on August 4, 2016 28 Comments
Markell Eyed for Clinton Cabinet

Town Square Delaware reports: US Education Secretary John King was in Wilmington yesterday morning – his second recent visit to the First State – to laud a federal grant program supporting early childhood education. In a News Journal article, King cited “nation-leading work” in the First State on this front, thanks to $50 million in federal […]

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I’m glad “American Exceptionalism” is back home with the Dems where it belongs

Filed in National by on August 2, 2016 2 Comments
I’m glad “American Exceptionalism” is back home with the Dems where it belongs

With all the Trump implosion going on, I haven’t had a chance to comment on a thing that happened at the DNC. “American Exceptionalism” came home to the Democratic Party where is belongs.

The Democratic version of American Exceptionalism on display in Philadelphia declares that America does things because they are the right thing to do. Our exceptionalism is based on our exceptional values; inclusion, peace, prosperity, searching out and working toward the common good. That’s stuff that will get you to wave the flag again. That’s the stuff that makes America great. The GOP’s version of American Exceptionalism, on the other hand, is based on a flimsy counterfeit crap, like the very shitty and cloying Lee Greenwood song, “God Bless the USA”

That dumbed down version of American Exceptionalism that the GOP has been pushing, good riddance to that stinking pile of shit. The GOP’s version of American Exceptionalism says that anything American does is good, because we did it. Waving the flag isn’t a celebration of having fulfilled our civic responsibilities, it is an end in itself. The GOP’s American Exceptionalism is to patriotism what masturbation is to sex.

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Trump is a Real Threat to the Republic – the Smoking Gun

Filed in National by on August 2, 2016 68 Comments
Trump is a Real Threat to the Republic – the Smoking Gun

Trump and his team are laying the groundwork for challenging the legitimacy of the election in the event of a Clinton win. This is flatly anti-American rhetoric which brazenly states that a Trump loss will be met with an attempt to provoke “a constitutional crisis” and “widespread civil disobedience.”

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Bonini could very easily lose to Lafferty

Filed in National by on August 1, 2016 17 Comments
Bonini could very easily lose to Lafferty

Yard signs don’t vote. But I’ve seen more Lafferty signs than Bonini signs, and that signals something. What exactly are these people trying to advertise? That their property is protected by Smith and Wesson? That they know a Republican isn’t going to win, so they want to “send a message” to the DEGOP Pharisees?

It is impossible to know for sure what goes on in the bat-filled belfry of your wingnut neighbor. It is reasonable to assume some things about this upcoming GOP primary though.

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Thank you Bernie Bros! Time to declare victory, and get to work.

Filed in National by on July 29, 2016 8 Comments
Thank you Bernie Bros!  Time to declare victory, and get to work.

Think of all the Democratic Party has gained thanks to those obnoxious motherfuckers who simply would not shut up:

– They battle tested a Clinton campaign that was cruising for a coronation.
– They dragged fair trade onto the Democratic Party’s radar screen.
– They forced Clinton to the table on the issue of college debt.
– They got the most liberal Democratic Party platform since FDR.
– They made progressives FULL PARTNERS in the Democratic coalition, and
– On and on….

We got so much. So it is time to declare victory and get to work election Democrats to the Senate, House, State Houses, school boards, neighborhood associations, and knitting clubs. It is time to consolidate the gains and lock them in with the dull, drudgery that is the real work of democracy.

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Charlie Copeland wants you to believe that he isn’t voting for Clinton

Filed in National by on July 29, 2016 11 Comments
Charlie Copeland wants you to believe that he isn’t voting for Clinton

Charlie Copeland isn’t an idiot. He knows Donald Trump has no business being the President of the United States. He knows the full implications of a Trump presidency. However, Charlie Copeland is a craven coward. That’s why he wants to pretend that he will be voting for Trump and not Clinton.

Unlike Republicans like Ken Grant and Mike Stafford, who have the guts to put the country ahead of their party, Copeland is a cowering chickenshit. Meekly continuing to play to the unhinged racists and lunatics who comprise the bulk of the DEGOP’s current membership. Here is his statement:

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