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Senator Chris Coons Agrees with Dick Cheney on Iran

Filed in National by on August 24, 2015 15 Comments
Senator Chris Coons Agrees with Dick Cheney on Iran

It is worth repeating. Dick Cheney, a guy who has been wrong about everything, a guy who still thinks the invasion of Iraq was a good idea, agrees with Senator Chris Coons the on the Iran nuclear deal. Former Vice President Dick Cheney plans to give a speech in September about the Iran nuclear deal […]

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Hot, Hot, Hot.. but the Mississippi River hasn’t boiled away yet, so global warming is a hoax

Filed in National by on August 21, 2015 18 Comments
Hot, Hot, Hot.. but the Mississippi River hasn’t boiled away yet, so global warming is a hoax

We could be guided by science, reason, and rationality, but that would conflict with our sacred duty to protect the profitability of oil, coal and natural gas companies.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’

Filed in National by on August 21, 2015 3 Comments
‘Straight Outta Compton’

4 out of 5 stars from me because of a slow last third. Otherwise, this is an excellent movie. Yes, it is a story as old as popular music (young artists with a innovative new sound get ripped off by managers and record companies, played against each other, etc.), but this time that story is […]

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This is why Sanders is kicking ass

Filed in National by on August 19, 2015 22 Comments
This is why Sanders is kicking ass

Just watch Bernie’s plain spoken hammer of common sense and decency smash the media memes and tropes the reports want to prop up.

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Scott Walker’s stock is crashing in betting markets

Filed in National by on August 19, 2015 1 Comment
Scott Walker’s stock is crashing in betting markets

I can’t say that I’m sad to see Walker on the ropes. He is a evil, sick MF’er with big money backers, a gloss of respectability, and the ability to charm the feeble minded thereby making him one of the tougher GOP opponents in the general election.

Well, if current trends continue, it looks like Walker will continue to plague Wisconsin with his “tax cuts work” idiocy. From a peak of .40, Walker is now trading at .15 on Predictit.

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Why Trump is still a factor

Filed in National by on August 18, 2015 5 Comments
Why Trump is still a factor

It took a while for it to sink in, but now I get it. There is no real “news” anymore. When I was a kid, the news was a thing. On TV and in the “newspapers” reporters researched stories, and wrote down quotes. There was nobility in it. Reporters and their editors were arbiters of […]

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Who is running for what (statewide) ?

Filed in National by on August 12, 2015 16 Comments
Who is running for what (statewide) ?

Via Celia’s blog: The two latest people to announce their intention to announce that they are running for something are Ciro Poppiti and Jeff Cragg.

Poppiti, a lawyer who is the New Castle County register of wills, has designs on joining the Democratic field for lieutenant governor…

Poppiti was not ready to make it official on Tuesday, but he acknowledged he could have an announcement shortly.

“I feel like the baton is coming to me,” Poppiti said.

Is the Dem baton invested with greater magic than the Republican watermelon of doom? I guess we’ll see.

Cragg, the Republican candidate for governor in 2012, is said to be looking at insurance commissioner, although it would mean a primary. George Parish, a Republican who used to be the Sussex County clerk of the peace, is already running.

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DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update – The Rick Perry Deathwatch is on

Filed in National by on August 12, 2015 5 Comments
DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update – The Rick Perry Deathwatch is on

Bad news for Prop Joe.

Rick Perry Has Stopped Paying All of His Staffers

Here’s some information that will interest you if you’re placing (extremely nerdy) bets on who will be the first candidate to drop out of the 2016 campaign: Rick Perry has stopped paying all of his campaign staffers.

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The “Delaware way” of Political Advertising

Filed in National by on August 12, 2015 2 Comments
The “Delaware way” of Political Advertising

When I need something like a septic tank, or perhaps a GOP candidate for governor, I’m always sure to check out the paper place-mats at Dover’s Hollywood Diner.

If you get any strange mailings, or see any crazy signs, be sure to send them in.

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Got a spare $2,700 laying around? Hillary Clinton fundraiser Aug. 22 in Rehoboth

Filed in National by on August 11, 2015 6 Comments
Got a spare $2,700 laying around?  Hillary Clinton fundraiser Aug. 22 in Rehoboth

From the Cape Gazette: Lewes-Rehoboth locals and tri-state supporters are invited to take part in a fundraising event to benefit Hillary for America Saturday, Aug. 22 in Rehoboth Beach. Event chairs include Claire Lucas, LGBT and Democratic activist, her partner Judy Dlugacz and Peter D. Rosenstein. Dlugacz is a human rights pioneer, founder and president […]

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Fox News Blinks – Roger Ailes declares defeat in his battle to oust Trump

Filed in National by on August 10, 2015 21 Comments
Fox News Blinks – Roger Ailes declares defeat in his battle to oust Trump

Roger Ailes has called it quits, thereby clearing Trump’s path to the nomination. I have to say, I’m shocked. I guess I’m one of those old timers who continues to expect common sense and rationality to eventually prevail. When it comes to the GOP nomination this year, that type of thinking is clearly useless.

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If we treated teachers the way we treat pro athletes

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Celia chats amiably with Senator Coons, writes stuff down, adds an anecdote about Biden

Filed in National by on August 7, 2015 7 Comments
Celia chats amiably with Senator Coons, writes stuff down, adds an anecdote about Biden

I don’t know what to say about this Delaware Grapevine post, having covered everything in the headline.

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Charlie Copeland Likes Trump’s Strong Leadership & Ability to Tap into Voter Fear

Filed in National by on August 7, 2015 3 Comments
Charlie Copeland Likes Trump’s Strong Leadership & Ability to Tap into Voter Fear

FWIW, here is the DEGOP’s official reaction to the debate. (Notice how Copeland views the Republican primary voter’s fear as some mysterious force that has descended on the land, and not a contrivance of the Republican Party and Fox News.) “The debate ultimately gets weighed over the next three days on some of the sound […]

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Did Fox News attempt to axe Trump last night?

Filed in National by on August 7, 2015 4 Comments
Did Fox News attempt to axe Trump last night?

The idiot trio of Fox News hosts at night’s GOP presidential debate would not leave Trump alone. Was there a plan at Fox to do Jeb’s dirty work? Bret Baier baited him with the very first question, asking the candidates whether they’d promise to support the eventual nominee and forego an independent run. Only Trump […]

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On the Iran deal, Senator Chris Coons agrees with Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Chris Christie

Filed in National by on August 7, 2015 5 Comments
On the Iran deal, Senator Chris Coons agrees with Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Chris Christie

Nice company Senator.

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Who “won” the debate? That’s easy… Republicans won

Filed in National by on August 7, 2015 2 Comments
Who “won” the debate?  That’s easy… Republicans won

Roger Ailes, Fox News and the RNC won. Crazy-ass modern Republican economics (which have failed, and failed, and failed) won. The notion that we should bomb Iran rather than talk to Iran won big time. If you think the country would be better off with school vouchers and without Planned Parenthood – you won! Congrats.

This was not a debate, but a disgusting travesty. That our political process had devolved to this makes me sick. That those nine nit wits (and Ben Carson) got to stand up on a national stage and be taken seriously as candidates for high office is an absolute indictment of this country and its people.

William Henry Harrison read the military history of ancient Rome and Julius Caesar in Latin. Teddy Roosevelt spoke French, German, Greek and could read Latin. The collective brain power of the men on the stage last night couldn’t power a night light.

A lot will be written about who scored what points, but the bottom line is – Idiocy won. America lost.

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Debate Prediction Thread

Filed in National by on August 6, 2015 6 Comments
Debate Prediction Thread

Huckabee manifests the stigmata of Christ. (May or may not also speak in tongues.) Trump lights a cigar with a $1,000 bill. Jeb shocks everyone by speaking clearly and eloquently on a range of topics. Walker nervously looks at Koch brother’s private box for “thumb’s up” affirmations. Ben Carson looks sane standing next to Cruz. […]

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They don’t call him “Slick Willie” for nothing

Filed in National by on August 6, 2015 14 Comments
They don’t call him “Slick Willie” for nothing

It sounds like Bill Clinton cajoled and flattered Trump into jumping into the race. “Former President Bill Clinton encouraged Donald Trump to become more involved in GOP politics in a phone call a few weeks before the “Apprentice” star declared his presidential campaign, The Washington Post reported. The Post’s Robert Costa and Anne Gearan wrote: […]

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Official GOP Debate Drinking Game Rules

Filed in National by on August 6, 2015 5 Comments
Official GOP Debate Drinking Game Rules

Looking at these Rolling Stone Magazine rules, I’m thinking everyone is going to be smashed within five minutes. (Unless your cocktail of choice is, like mine, is a nice cold Bud Light Chelada) ….

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A view from the 18th Special

Filed in National by on August 5, 2015 10 Comments
A view from the 18th Special

Someone help me out. Specials are important, and Democrats typically suck at them.

I don’t know how to respond to the poll question on the right, should I pick “The Republicans” based on past performance?

I have been invited to a fundraiser for Eileen O’Shaughnessy-Coleman, and haven’t been invited to a fundraiser for David Bentz, but that doesn’t tell me anything. (I think I opted out of the DelDem mailing list because the drivel was depressing, but stayed on the DEGOP mailing list because Copeland’s drivel is hilarious.)

So what’s the scoop internet tubes? Work your crowdsourcing magic.

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Five basic facts on the recent shootings in/near _Nashville_

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Five basic facts on the recent shootings in/near  _Nashville_

Details of today’s shooting are still emerging, but these are the facts we have so far:

1) It is “too soon” to talk about how this shooting fits into our approach to gun control.

2) Our approach to gun control makes it easy for anyone [even people who “exhibited extreme erratic behavior and has made ominous as well as disturbing statements”] to get guns legally and kill multiple people.

3) In spite of the fact that every other western industrialized country manages to restrict criminals and the mentally deranged from obtaining guns, any changes (and I mean ANY CHANGES) in our approach to gun control are impossible because they would naturally and inexorably lead to tyranny.

4) Congress and the national headquarters of the NRA are both places which restrict 2nd Amendment rights.

5) The NRA took in over $300 million in revenue in 2013.

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This is what Secretary Clinton should say….

Filed in National by on August 5, 2015 31 Comments
This is what Secretary Clinton should say….

“If Republicans were really concerned with reducing abortions, they would be for contraception. They’d be for reducing unplanned pregnancies. They be in favor of making abortion more rare, not in making it illegal. If they honestly wanted to reduce abortions, they would want to increase Planned Parenthood’s budget.

They don’t care about things that have been proven to work thought because they really aren’t concerned with stopping abortions. They are concerned with making noise and raising money.”

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Scott Walker is a walking, talking train wreck

Filed in National by on August 4, 2015 6 Comments
Scott Walker is a walking, talking train wreck

Not only has he trashed Wisconsin’s finances, but his personal finances are a mess.

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin (R) is in some serious debt.

National Journal’s Shane Goldmacher reported Monday that new federal financial documents showed that Walker had credit-card debts totaling more than $20,000 from two separate cards.

That’s bad. This is worse.

One of the debts is via Barclays and is estimated to be between $10,000 and $15,000. The interest rate on the debt is 27.24%.

What a moron.

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Jesus…

Filed in National by on August 4, 2015 2 Comments
Jesus…

2 Men Open Fire On Soldiers At Jade Helm Training Site

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A sheriff in Mississippi says authorities are searching for two men who fired gunshots from a vehicle at soldiers at a military facility. No injuries were reported.

Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith tells WDAM-TV (http://bit.ly/1UlrHi6) that the shots were fired just after noon Tuesday. The soldiers were training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Hattiesburg.

U.S. Special Forces Command designated Camp Shelby as one of the sites where a multi-state military training exercise, “Jade Helm 15″, was expected to take place, according to The Army Times.

I’m inclined to let the south go, but I’d hate to have to live next to a failed state full of psychotic idiots.

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