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Support Network Delaware and not just with your good wishes, but with money

Filed in National by on March 29, 2017 10 Comments
Support Network Delaware and not just with your good wishes, but with money

Network Delaware is the successor to the Eugene Young campaign. They are a very active group of activists who deserve our support. Click through for the details.

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Trump Issues Three-Word Executive Order

Filed in National by on March 29, 2017 3 Comments
Trump Issues Three-Word Executive Order

(CNN) President Donald Trump signed a three-word executive order Tuesday, which administration officials said defines his approach to governing while giving agency heads wide latitude to implement his vision.

The executive order simply read “Fuck shit up.” Although terse, the order was not viewed as cryptic but was immediately and broadly understood by Republicans throughout all levels of federal, state, county and local governments.

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The Best Cartoon Ever

Filed in National by on March 28, 2017 2 Comments

Bugs and Thugs has recently been voted* the best cartoon ever. It features the great “oven gag” in which Bugs Bunny predicts the Irish cop’s words and actions with absolute perfection.

*voted by me. Just now.

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Being A-Holes to Transgender People Cost North Carolina $3 Billion Plus

Filed in National by on March 28, 2017 3 Comments
Being A-Holes to Transgender People Cost North Carolina $3 Billion Plus

I’m old enough to remember when “conservative” meant sober, frugal, thoughtful and cautious. Now it means “piss money away with reckless abandon, as long as it gets your dick hard by being a-holes to the right groups.”

About a year after North Carolina Republicans passed the anti-LGBT law known as HB2, the Associated Press has calculated that the law will cost the state $3.76 billion in lost business over 12 years.

The AP calculated the loss by looking at projects that were canceled or moved to another state because of the law using public records requests and interviews. The number reached “is likely an underestimation of the law’s true costs,” (per the AP).

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The Death Penalty – Expensive, Impractical and Unconstitutional so naturally Republicans (and some dumbass Democrats) love it

Filed in National by on March 28, 2017 17 Comments
The Death Penalty – Expensive, Impractical and Unconstitutional so naturally Republicans (and some dumbass Democrats)  love it

I’m old enough to remember when “conservative” meant sober, frugal, thoughtful and cautious. Now it means “piss money away with reckless abandon, as long as it gets your dick hard.”

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Pushy Bastards Step Up Into Leadership Positions

Filed in National by on March 27, 2017 3 Comments
Pushy Bastards Step Up Into Leadership Positions

You’ve read El Som’s take on Erik Raser-Schramm. It is an unvarnished good. But check this out, and connect the dots. Recently Mike Matthews was elected to lead the large and influential DSEA. I’ve also heard that a long time friend of DL is going to chair the New Castle County Democratic Party.

Taken alone all of these are positive developments for people who want progressive voices to be heard. But viewed as a whole, it is safe to say that we are on the cusp of some exciting times for Democrats. Exciting times, really, for anyone who is interested in effective advocacy and governance. To paraphrase the stirring words of John F Kennedy, let the word go forth that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, so it is time to kick some ass and see what we are really made of.

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Putting Pressure on Coons and Carper to Support the Democratic Filibuster of the Gorsuch nomination

Filed in National by on March 27, 2017 2 Comments

Here is where this stands. Bluedelaware and DelawareLiberal are working together to bring groups like Delaware United, Network Delaware, Progressive Democrats for Delaware, and Democrats in Kent and Sussex Counties together to commit to a two-part action. Part 1 is a rally to deliver a petition to Coons and Carper prior to the cloture vote, and Part 2 is to commit to turning up on Carper and Coons’ doorstep (flashmob style) if they vote to close debate and thereby break the filibuster.

If you are a member of an organization please get in touch with me about joining this effort. If you are an individual, please sign the petition and be ready to go if need be.

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Erik Raser-Schramm to Run for Chair of Del Dems

Filed in National by on March 26, 2017 17 Comments
Erik Raser-Schramm to Run for Chair of Del Dems

It is clearly a big upgrade. Raser-Schramm brings a lot of energy and the proven ability to win elections. I hope it also means that the Democratic brand comes into sharper focus. For too long Democratic politicians have used LGBTQ friendliness as a fig leaf to cover their Republican, trickle down economic sensibilities. It is time that being a Democrat means more that being someone who is comfortable using gays as window dressing.

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The best explainer on why Trumpcare failed

Filed in National by on March 25, 2017 3 Comments

“(GOP) opposition to Obamacare was like Benghazi. Peel away the layers of wingutese and there just wasn’t anything there. And as we’ve learned, elected Republicans aren’t any different from internet wingnuts these days. Sure some of them literally want people to die, but most of them just know wingnut word salad and don’t understand what […]

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Rob Arlett wants to be surprised by illegal trash dumps again, this time within the DEGOP

Filed in National by on March 25, 2017 13 Comments
Rob Arlett wants to be surprised by illegal trash dumps again, this time within the DEGOP

Rob Arlett was recently in the news for being “amazed, appalled, disgusted and disappointed” by what a disgusting shit hole parts of Sussex had become during his tenure as a county councilman. Now he wants to be “amazed, appalled, disgusted and disappointed” all over again.

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The speech I wish Pelosi had given

Filed in National by on March 24, 2017 11 Comments

The President lost. Being a loser on something this big should be something he learns from. Losing is no fun, but he lost badly. Like any loser he needs to consider why he lost and try to think about how to not be such a loser who lost. Bottom line: Loser, lost. Loser.

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Sure to fail, Trumpcare vote pulled AGAIN

Filed in National by on March 24, 2017 19 Comments
Sure to fail, Trumpcare vote pulled AGAIN

CNN reports that tonight’s anticipated vote on Trumpcare has been pulled.

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White House lobbying to save Trumpcare broke the law

Filed in National by on March 24, 2017 2 Comments
White House lobbying to save Trumpcare broke the law

This is a White House that is too dumb and lazy to give a fuck about whether or not it is breaking laws. On Thursday morning, as the Trump administration frantically tried to save its deeply unpopular Affordable Care Act replacement bill, White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. tweeted out a message to […]

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Sign the Petition (& be ready to go if Coons and/or Carper bust the filibuster)

Filed in National by on March 24, 2017 5 Comments

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Time to prep for loud and direct protest of Coons and Carper gutlessness

Filed in National by on March 24, 2017 6 Comments
Time to prep for loud and direct protest of Coons and Carper gutlessness

Today DL contributors will visit the Wilmington office of Senator Chris Coons and hand deliver the letter below. It will be signed by members of the DL direct protest subgroup.

I’m sure we will all be keeping a close eye on Mr Coons’ actions over the next few weeks. If he and Carper lose their nerve (as some reporting suggests they are considering) we must act.

The political action group Network Delaware has stood up a strategic nonviolent organizing committee. Please comment below if you will be willing to take part in some protest action against Coons and/or Carper if they vote for the Gorsuch nomination to progress to the full Senate. – Thanks

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Ask Jason330 and Donviti

Filed in National by on March 24, 2017 3 Comments
Ask Jason330 and Donviti

We are going to add 10 minutes and a new segment to the podcast. An advice segment in which we answer the pressing questions you can’t ask your spouse or clergy member and solve your unsolvable problems. For example…

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Governor “My Hands are Tied” Carney sticks with Markell’s Budget Rec’s

Filed in National by on March 23, 2017 9 Comments
Governor “My Hands are Tied” Carney sticks with Markell’s Budget Rec’s

He toured the state and had coffee klatch after coffee klatch, but (true to form) in the end, there was only one coffee klatch that mattered. Carney’s “shared sacrifice” budget largely parrots the budget fixes left to him by Jack Markell.

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Coons pursues a downright horrible deal in the name of “moderation”

Filed in National by on March 23, 2017 18 Comments
Coons pursues a downright horrible deal in the name of “moderation” Politco reports that your representative in the US Senate, Chris Coons, is in talks to cut the worst deal in the history of the Senate, by voting for Cloture on Gorsuch in exchange for a Republican “promise” to not eliminate the filibuster on a future Supreme court nomination.

The deal Democrats would be most likely to pursue, the sources said, would be to allow confirmation of Gorsuch in exchange for a commitment from Republicans not to kill the filibuster for a subsequent vacancy during President Donald Trump’s term.

How does Chris Coons still think that he is NOT dealing with bad actors? He seriously can’t be this guileless. That is only the beginning of how stupid Coons’ plan is, though. This deal is Coons trading something (a yes vote for Gorsuch) for nothing (a promise NOT to do something). It is idiotic on its face.

CALL NOW!
Coons Wilmington: 302-573-6345
Carper Wilmington: 302-573-6291

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It is times like this that I miss Mike Castle

Filed in National by on March 23, 2017 0 Comments
It is times like this that I miss Mike Castle

Long time readers will remember my ongoing love/hate feelings for Mike Castle. I hated Castle’s down the line GOP voting record, but I loved his crazy rationalizations for why a sincere “moderate” like him needed to cast all of those party line votes.

I’m certain that is Castle was still in the house, he’d be voting with the GOP leadership to pass the bloody abortion known as Trumpcare. Then we’d get the anguished rationalization about how pained he was by having to “vote for this deeply flawed” legislation. It was always as full of pathos, and as cloyingly predictable as a Joel Osteen sermon on why God wants us all to be rich fuckers.

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Delaware Democrats Blow It (again)

Filed in National by on March 22, 2017 20 Comments
Delaware Democrats Blow It  (again)

When your political party is deeply unpopular because it stands for nothing, and has no coherent brand identity, (Thanks, Carper! Thanks, John Carney!) you are starting out any special election 100 yards behind the starting line, wearing a 40-pound weight vest. So it is not surprising that the Democratic Party’s lackluster party and brand building claimed another special election victim, as Hosfelt (R), trounced Kreiner (D) in a race for the Kent County Levy Court seat vacated by Bradley Eaby.

The 2nd District has 21,029 registered voters — 10,045 Democrats, 5,626 Republicans and 5,358 other. Delaware Dems turned out a pitiful 660 voters (7%) to the DEGOP’s 1,107 (20%). Even if you assume that ALL of Kent County District 2’s “Other” voters are stealth Republicans, the GOP still turned out 3% more voters than the Democrats.

This result raises an important question, what the fuck are Kent County Democrats doing? Seriously… what the holy fuck is going on when in these days of political unrest the County party can’t muster up more than 660 voters?

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All Eyes on Carper and Coons

Filed in National by on March 22, 2017 13 Comments
All Eyes on Carper and Coons

It is very simple. If they vote to invoke cloture… to close the Senate debate on the nomination of Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, they are voting for the validation of this President and this Presidency. They are voting to validate the Republican strategy of stealing a Supreme Court nomination from President Obama. They are voting to legitimize and normalize the Russian intervention in our political system.

They are putting a black mark on their respective records. A black mark that they must never be allowed to live down.

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The Derp State Don’t Need No EPA

Filed in National by on March 21, 2017 2 Comments

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Tell Carper and Coons to vote NO! on Gorsuch cloture

Filed in National by on March 21, 2017 23 Comments
Tell Carper and Coons to vote NO! on Gorsuch cloture

This morning contributor R.E.V hand-delivered the following letter to the Wilmington office of Senator Carper. Later this week he plans to make a similar trip to Coons with other members of the DL subgroup formed to being the resistance to Senators Carper and Coons doorstep.

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The Derp State

Filed in National by on March 21, 2017 22 Comments

I wondered what Draco Malfoy was doing yesterday asking Comey questions. Turns out that was Trey Gowdy being his regular Republican asshole self. Republicans like Gowdy are not elected to govern. they are elected to fuck shit up. Gowdy was doing his damnedest to fuck up those hearings yesterday. Muddy the waters. Give the wingnut press some molehills with which to build mountains of outrage among their empty headed subscribers and listeners. If you edited the Republican portions out of the hearings and listened to the Democratic and Republican sections separately, you’d never guess they were taking part in the same hearings…on the same day…on the same continent… during the same century.

When you think about it, Trump wasn’t elected to govern “The United States of America,” he was elected to fuck shit up in a country that only exists in the right-wing’s imagination. He is applying himself to that task with alacrity, and the results are splashing onto us here in reality. Steve Bannon, the most powerful man in Trump’s White House has a “disturbing history of bigotry, nihilism, and apocalyptic delusions” should not be allowed within 1,000 miles of power and yet, there he is. We are not Bannon’s fellow citizens. We are mere bystanders in the vicinity of the GOP’s mental breakdown trying to avoid random kicks and punches.

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Happy James Comey Day!

Filed in National by on March 20, 2017 7 Comments
Happy James Comey Day!

FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to appear before a House committee about probes into Russian collusion with the Trump campaign during the election and the Republican President’s claim that Trump Tower was bugged by President Obama. Will Comey tell the plain truth and say Trump lied? No. Will Comey tell the plain truth about […]

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