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If she’s speaking to the DE GOP, is she really a “serious” candidate?

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If she’s speaking to the DE GOP, is she really a “serious” candidate?

Let’s face it, the DE GOP doesn’t attract the top tier. Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s attempt to attack former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) didn’t quite go as planned on Wednesday. Fiorina scheduled her own press conference outside of the Marriot Hotel in Columbia, South Carolina where Clinton was scheduled to speak. But […]

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Carper get real support from a fake group

Filed in National by on May 27, 2015 0 Comments

This “progressive” group supporting the TPP is complete bullshit, of course.
Carper Ad

The Progressive Coalition for American jobs, my ass.

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Vessels of Wrath

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Vessels of Wrath

I don’t have time to get into how this latest defense of Josh Duggar is perhaps the most morally bankrupt defense yet – but I have to make an observation.

The most morally upright people I know are also often the least religious people I know.

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“limited” passes = stay away teabaggers

Filed in National by on May 26, 2015 0 Comments
“limited” passes = stay away teabaggers

May 26, 2015

Dear Fellow Republican,

I wanted to make sure I let you know that there are very few guest passes remaining for the 2015 Delaware Republican State Convention this coming Saturday morning. Convention delegates and other guests are excited to welcome Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina as the keynote speaker, and I’d love to know that you’re going to be there with us as we launch the 2016 campaign season.

Simply click the link above and you’ll be able to register online, but there are only a few passes left so you’ll need to purchase your ticket immediately to ensure that you have reserved space for this Saturday’s event.

I hope to see you this weekend!
Charlie Copeland
Chairman
Paid for by the Delaware Republican Party

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White on White Shootout Underscores the Culure of Violence in the White Community

Filed in National by on May 18, 2015 18 Comments
White on White Shootout Underscores the Culure of Violence in the White Community

Nine people have died after a shootout between rival motorcycle gangs in Waco on Sunday, when gunfire erupted in the parking lot of a Twin Peaks restaurant in the central Texas city.

Where is the White leadership on this? Why aren’t moderate Whites speaking out and condemning this? What is it about the white community that allows this culture of violence to flourish?

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DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update – The Master of Niggerhead to Announce on June 4th

Filed in National by on May 18, 2015 4 Comments
DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update – The Master of Niggerhead to Announce on June 4th

Rick Perry, the only potential candidate currently under indictment, reports that he will be throwing his hat in the ring shortly. When (if?) that happens, I’ll update the standings. In the meantime, someone put up this handy tracking page on Wikipedia.

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Open letter to Jeb Bush

Filed in National by on May 14, 2015 8 Comments
Open letter to Jeb Bush

Dear Governor Bush,

Acknowledging that the invasion of Iraq was a bad idea doesn’t “disrespect the troops.” It respects the truth.

Jason330

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Claire Snyder-Hall should primary Tom Carper

Filed in National by on May 13, 2015 18 Comments
Claire Snyder-Hall should primary Tom Carper

Claire Snyder-Hall would lose a Democratic primary to Tom Carper, but that’s not the point.

The Democratic Party needs the moral leadership of people like Snyder-Hall. I only hope that she isn’t already mobbed-up in the corporatist shit hole so much that she’d regard a primary challenge to Tom Carper as an affront to propriety. Her work with Common Cause gives me hope to think that she is not.

But if not to win, why run? That’s a legitimate questions, Snyder-Hall knows as well as anybody that running is hard. But I think a primary challenge from the left could help bring the discussion of income inequality back home to Delaware. It could make Carper account for his Republican voting record, and put issues from the environment to women’s health in play.

Tom Carper’s utter contempt for the party of Truman, Kennedy and FDR is well known, and on constant display. If he is not primaried, it could very well reveal our contempt for democracy.

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Bernie August should become a Democrat and primary Tom Carper

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Bernie August should become a Democrat and primary Tom Carper

Bernie August would lose a Democratic primary to Tom Carper, but that’s not the point.

The Democratic Party needs the moral leadership of the Green Party people who have left the Party in disgust. Do I blame them for leaving? Hell no! The Democratic Party, particularly the Delaware Democratic Party is a festering shit hole of corporatist functionaires. And yet the Democratic Party is the only viable counterweight to its own wrongheadedness.

If not to win, why run? That’s a legitimate questions, but I think a primary challenge from the left could help bring the discussion of income inequality back home to Delaware. It could make Carper account for his Republican voting record, and put issues from the environment to women’s health in play.

Tom Carper’s utter contempt for the party of Truman, Kennedy and FDR is well known, and on constant display. If he is not primaried, it could very well reveal our contempt for democracy.

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Senate Dems (all but one) vote to block “Fast Track”

Filed in National by on May 12, 2015 11 Comments
Senate Dems (all but one) vote to block “Fast Track”

Who was the wage killing, American worker hating hold out?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have dealt President Barack Obama a stinging setback on trade by blocking efforts to begin full-blown debate on his initiatives.

All but one Senate Democrat defied the president Tuesday by voting to prevent consideration of his request for “fast track” trade authority. Such authority would let Obama present trade agreements that Congress could ratify or reject, but not amend.

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Republicans vote to increase abortions by 35%

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Republicans vote to increase abortions by 35%

I think we can all agree that Republicans are not really anti-abortion. They are anti-sex. If they were honestly interested in reducing the number of abortions performed each year in this country, they would support access birth control. They don’t support access to birth control. In fact, given the black and white choice of increasing […]

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Thursday (mini) Open Thread [5.7.15]

Filed in Open Thread by on May 7, 2015 13 Comments
Thursday (mini) Open Thread [5.7.15]

Pandering, not baseball, has always been Smyrna’s pastime. It is good to see Lumpy is keeping the tradition alive.

Delaware lawmakers score political points by offering free fishing tags to firefighters and discounted annual park fees to seniors.

But those giveaways cost Delaware’s parks system more than $750,000 in uncollected revenue each year, according to state figures.

Now lawmakers have introduced new legislation that would expand those freebies, offering surf fishing tags at no cost to active members of ladies auxiliary crews at Delaware volunteer fire companies.

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DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update – Is Jeb Bush DOA?

Filed in National by on May 7, 2015 4 Comments
DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update – Is Jeb Bush DOA?

Perhaps the most surprising Fantasy News so far is how badly top pick, Jeb Bush, is doing. A new Quinnipiac poll of likely Iowa Republican presidential caucusgoers finds Jeb Bush in SEVENTH place with a measly 5%, trailing behind both Ben Carson (7%) and chlamydia (6%).

Is it possible that Bush MAY NEVER EVEN ANNOUNCE, thereby netting a big zero for AQC and Del Dem? I doubt it. Despite being hated by Iowa caucusgoers, Jeb Bush remains popular among billionaires with money to blow. So why not collect sacks of cash on his way to whatever lobbying job lies ahead?

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Amazon Bows to Gay/Muslim Agenda

Filed in National by on May 6, 2015 2 Comments
Amazon Bows to Gay/Muslim Agenda

No more “girls” or “boys” toys at Amazon. Et tu Amazon…?

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DL GOP Fantasy Pool – Huckabee to announce today

Filed in National by on May 5, 2015 3 Comments
DL GOP Fantasy Pool – Huckabee to announce today

Michael Dale “Mike” Huckabee (born August 24, 1955) is an American politician who did a plausible imitation of a sane person while serving as the 44th Governor of Arkansas (1996–2007). He was a candidate in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries, winning the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses by throwing his reputation as a sane person under the bus and driving the bus over that reputation 30 to 40 times.

Rick Perry, it seems, is going to announce tomorrow.

Here are the revised standings:

Newton and Jason330 now have 3 of 4 picks running.

Division 1
Pandora: Walker, Paul* (30), Rubio (24), and Santorum | 54
Jason330: Huckabee (1), Christie, Cruz* (45),Carson (2) | 48
AQCL: Jindal, Bush, Fiorina (2), Ehrlich | 2

Division 1A
Newton: Paul* (30), Rubio (24),Carson (2), Santorum | 56
Prop Joe: Cruz* (45), Jindahl, Walker, Perry | 45
Del Dem: Bush, Christie, Huckabee (1), Graham | 1

Here are the Candidates with points: Cruz – 45 points (March 23rd), Paul – 30 points (April 7th), Rubio – 24 points (April 13), Carson – 2 points (May 4th), Fiorina – 2 point2 (May 4th), Huckbee – 1 point (May 5th)

(*) Indicates candidates who think we need to be worried that President Obama may be plotting to take over Texas with US military special operations forces.

Let me know if I miss an announcement, and good luck.

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Bridge Closure Was A Christie Revenge Plot Against Fort Lee Mayor

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Bridge Closure Was A Christie Revenge Plot Against Fort Lee Mayor

A former ally of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) admitted Friday that he directed lane closures on the George Washington Bridge to punish a local politician for refusing to endorse the governor’s 2013 re-election bid.

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Have Republicans simply gone completely bananas?

Filed in National by on April 30, 2015 8 Comments
Have Republicans simply gone completely bananas?

The evidence points to – yes.

Not from The Onion:

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday asked the State Guard to monitor a U.S. military training exercise dubbed “Jade Helm 15″ amid suspicions that the war simulation is really a hostile military takeover.

My sense is that as the Democratic Party has become ever more conservative and indistinguishable from moderate Republicans over the years, there is a desperation among Republican partisans to distinguish themselves as LEGIT conservatives in ways that would have been viewed as coo-coo a mere 5 years ago.

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Paul Krugman Takes Tom Carper to the Woodshed

Filed in National by on April 29, 2015 2 Comments
Paul Krugman Takes Tom Carper to the Woodshed

It is rare, in the history of economic thought, for debates to get resolved this decisively. The austerian ideology that dominated elite discourse five years ago has collapsed, to the point where hardly anyone still believes it.

Hardly anyone, that is, except the Tom Carper and John Carney.

When Tom Carper and John Carney say that there is a “budget crisis” and that “austerity” is needed to grow the economy, they are lying. Yes. It is that simple.

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Nobel Prize-winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz, on the TPP

Filed in National by on April 29, 2015 2 Comments
Nobel Prize-winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz, on the TPP

From a Salon interview. Please note what your Delaware Congressional delegation is pushing for:

I’ve talked to the health negotiators around the world. I’ve talked to people who’ve been involved in the arbitration process as part of the investment agreements. Even people who are arbitrators say the whole system is corrupt, that it’s a very expensive system, that therefore creates an un-even playing field with big corporations with big, deep pockets can get access to have recourse, whereas smaller firms can’t. That American firms can re-locate or do their investments in the United States as a subsidiary sue the U.S. government in ways that they could not if we didn’t have that trade agreement.

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Bernie Sanders to seek the Democratic nomination

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Bernie Sanders to seek the Democratic nomination

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will announce his plans to seek the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday, presenting a liberal challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Carper’s views of TPP Fast Track are NSFW

Filed in National by on April 27, 2015 2 Comments
Carper’s views of TPP Fast Track are NSFW

The 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership is a well known steaming pile of shit. Tom Carper says that the TTP gives him a huge boner because f#cking the American worker in the ass is what his paymasters sent him to Congress to do. And by GOD he is gonna do it. (paraphrasing)

That said, the NJ’s Nicole Gaudiano gives Claire Snyder-Hall the last word in this write up.

“Fast Track and TPP are bad for American workers, but they are also bad for democracy,” Claire Snyder-Hall of Delaware Americans for Democratic Action said in a statement. “TPP erodes the ability of the American people to make laws for themselves. Laws passed to protect American workers, the environment, local industries, or food safety could be deemed unfair trade practices under TPP, and there will be nothing we can do about it.”

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Which GOP candidate would be the best President?

Filed in National by on April 27, 2015 7 Comments
Which GOP candidate would be the best President?

I’ve spent a few weeks thinking about how bad the GOP field is, but I haven’t turned the table upside down to think about which candidate would be a better President than the others. Obviously, we’d be talking about shades of differences…mere whips of perceived virtues where no real virtue abides. But let’s give it a go, shall we?

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10 places to visit before they’re ruined forever by climate change

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10 places to visit before they’re ruined forever by climate change

There is something about the “oh well” voice of this MSN travel piece that made it stand out to. I copied the whole thing below.

2. Glacier National Park

© Provided by Business Insider True to its name, this Montana park — which borders the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia and spans more than 1 million acres (4,000 square km) — was once home to hundreds of glaciers, but these stunning icescapes won’t be around forever.

Most of the 150 glaciers present in 1850 were still there when the park opened in 1910. But as of 2010, only 25 glaciers remained, and some climate models predict that the park’s biggest glaciers will be gone by 2030, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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‘Would you attend a homosexual wedding?’ A simple question so many GOP candidates got wrong.

Filed in National by on April 21, 2015 31 Comments
‘Would you attend a homosexual wedding?’  A simple question so many GOP candidates got wrong.

The correct answer is: I wouldn’t attend a homosexual wedding because to attend is to give public credence to the bastardization of marriage. That is to say, the answer above is the answer that doctrinaire Republican primary voters are looking for. And yet, that so many candidates got the answer FLAT WRONG, may say something […]

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Maybe O’Malley is running for Veep?

Filed in National by on April 21, 2015 8 Comments
Maybe O’Malley is running for Veep?

If so, I like it.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley had – on NPR, of all places – referred to Marco Rubio’s economic worldview as “bullshit.”

The Veep is the salty truth-slinger right? That was a role Biden excelled in.

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