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Coons’ fundraising email tries to cover too many bases

Filed in National by on February 28, 2014 8 Comments
Coons’ fundraising email tries to cover too many bases

Senator Coons needs money to fight the horrible Tea Party, but also bipartisanship is AWESOME!!! (…or something, it made sense to the fundraising consultant.) Anyway, in addition to the philosophically hazy email, Coons is sitting on $2.9 million and has no GOP opponent, so I’ll probably sit this round out. (Click through to read the muddled email)

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DelawareLiberal Wins! Democrats calling themselves liberal up 50%

Filed in National by on February 26, 2014 4 Comments
DelawareLiberal Wins!  Democrats calling themselves liberal up 50%

Nine years ago the word liberal was in general disrepute. Thanks to the crackerjack blogging of DD, Cassandra, Pandora, El Somnabulo, Liberalgeek, Nemski, XStryker, Unstable Isotope, Donviti, and ProgressivePopulist the word liberal is storming back. The shift toward greater liberal self-identification has been led by Democrats. Currently, 43% of Democrats say they are liberal, a […]

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Shorter Dick Cheney: Bombs are still free and Obama is still black

Filed in National by on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Shorter Dick Cheney: Bombs are still free and Obama is still black

If there is a person alive who is more evil than Dick Cheney, I’ve never heard of them. He was the guy who was supposed to be the adult in the room during the caretaker Presidency of George Bush’s idiot son. Instead, to the non-surprise of many, he turned out to be a bloodthirsty sociopath. Well, now he is back talking to Fox News because he is such an expert on the military or something.

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Christine O’Donnell back to conjuring the same old spells of small scale grifting and vicitmhood

Filed in National by on February 24, 2014 5 Comments
Christine O’Donnell back to conjuring the same old spells of small scale grifting and vicitmhood

“Burble, bauble, toil and trouble. Give me a scotch and make it a double.” That’s my spell. Read on to see Christine ply her dark arts in an attempt to once again separate fools from their purses.

Delaware Tea Party star Christine O’Donnell is at it again, attempting to raise money and generate sympathy by claiming she was victimized by the IRS and Delaware’s Division of Revenue.

O’Donnell wrote an op-ed for the New York Post on Saturday, saying she was “preyed upon” by state and federal officials who “leaked” her private tax records, resulting in damage to her 2010 U.S. Senate campaign.

She refers as evidence to a publicly available federal tax lien that was filed in New Castle County as the IRS audited O’Donnell’s 2005 tax return for unpaid federal taxes. The News Journal wrote about O’Donnell’s financial problems, including the lien, in this March 20, 2010 story.

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Acting DEGOP Chair, “Charlie” Copeland’s confused fundraiser

Filed in National by on February 24, 2014 20 Comments
Acting DEGOP Chair, “Charlie” Copeland’s confused fundraiser

There is a lot of weirdness packed into Acting DEGOP Chair, Copeland’s fundraising appeal. Let’s unpack it, shall we?

Dear Fellow Republican,

This past week Joe Biden told his fellow tax. borrow and spend Democrats that, “There isn’t a Republican Party”. I need your help to prove him wrong!

That was February 14th. Way to jump on this hot news item, Charlie.

As a Delaware Republican, you’ve watched the strong arm tactics of the Biden family over the years, and the negative impact it’s had on our nation and our state.

He doesn’t say what strong arm tactics, so I guess this it just Biden hating for the sake of Biden hating. A little red meat for the downstate dummies who aren’t at the cocktail parties Charlie attends with the Bidens. Maybe the strong arm tactics he is talking about is the dastardly winning of the elections? I can see how Copeland would view the ability to win elections as some sort of mysterious black magic.

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Vance Phillips to run, will face a confused dude this September

Filed in National by on February 21, 2014 5 Comments
Vance Phillips to run, will face a confused dude this September

In spite of the soap opera that is his life, Vance Phillips will give himself the watermelon of doom this year and attempt to be its first survivor. His chances of survival actually seem pretty good if this Cape Gazette blurb fully captures his opponent’s confusion.

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“Smart Guns” are calling the NRA’s bluff

Filed in National by on February 20, 2014 49 Comments
“Smart Guns”  are calling the NRA’s bluff

If it were true that law abiding gun nuts wanted to keep guns away from “criminals” then this sort of thing would be a slam dunk.

According to a Wednesday report in the Washington Post, the era of “smart guns” — weapons that would only fire when their registered user is using them — may be closer than many think.

The Armatix iP1 is now being sold in California and is considered to be the first true smart gun available on the market.

Of course the gun nut community will hate this. Why? Because keeping guns out of the hands of criminals …

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The “Show Me State” gets Shown

Filed in National by on February 18, 2014 7 Comments
The “Show Me State” gets Shown

As predictably as the snake handling preacher dying of a venous snake bite, Missouri is dying of gunshot wounds: Via Atattatuk.

Researchers claim a new study provides some of the most compelling evidence yet for tighter gun controls in the US. The team followed the consequences of the State of Missouri repealing its permit-to-purchase handgun law in 2007.

Yeah, you can guess what happens, and no it was not freedom! breaking out across the land.

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On this day the Tea Party stopped being an actual thing

Filed in National by on February 13, 2014 14 Comments
On this day the Tea Party stopped being an actual thing

The item below is a good news/bad news type deal for Democrats. The good news is that the Tea Party is completely defunct as a movement with the ability to wield any power. Except for some reality impaired dead-enders and their wealthy enablers, nobody is going to utter the words “Tea Party” as anything other than a punchline from now on. The bad news for Democrats is that the Tea Party is defunct. The “grassroots” movement that allowed Christine O’Donnell to challenge Michael Castle will not be around to run its reign of terror party purges in future elections.

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Vicmead Cancelled – DEGOP more lost at sea than that fisherman who washed up in the Marshall Islands

Filed in National by on February 10, 2014 16 Comments
Vicmead Cancelled – DEGOP more lost at sea than that fisherman who washed up in the Marshall Islands

Charlie Copeland really couldn’t stand the idea of raising a glass of champagne and toasting the candidacy of Rose Izzo. I don’t blame him. Why give third tier R’s your honestly inherited money so they can blow it on rent? The nerve of these people….

But seriously folks, Celia is in love with the complete clusterfuckitude of the DEGOP (after the way they treated the sainted Michael Castle, they deserve 30… no 300 years in the wilderness.)

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The Olympics Suck

Filed in National by on February 7, 2014 25 Comments
The Olympics Suck

I don’t want this to sound like a “things were great when I was a kid, and now they suck” post, but the Olympics were great when I was a kid and now they suck. Seriously. The Olympics used to be awesome. It was Jim McKay’s ‘Wide World of Sports” on the steroids. Literally (Yes, I’m looking at you East Germany.) They showed all the sports including biathlon. Not because it looked like an American might medal in biathlon, but because when else were yo going to be able to see biathlon? Now its all skating and snowboarding. They’ll cut away to bobsled in order to set up a Lola Jones puff piece, but that’s about it.

Back in the day, it was amateurs who did it for the love of the sport, (Do you believe in miracles?!?). Now it is millionaire snowboarders making pretend snowboarding is a sport while they drink Mountain Dew on the medal stand to fulfill the terms of their endorsement contracts. (Do you believe in cross-promotions?!?)

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I wonder if Chris Coons thinks Jamie Dimon deserves a raise, or to be in jail?

Filed in National by on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
I wonder if Chris Coons thinks Jamie Dimon deserves a raise, or to be in jail?

Sentor Coons, this is what a Senator sounds like:

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said today at a Senate Banking Committee hearing that JPMorgan chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon’s 74% pay raise to $20 million for the year “raises questions about whether our enforcement strategy is working or if it’s so bad that it makes banks more likely to break the law.” His bank paid over $20 billion in fines and compensation to homeowners this year to settle regulatory actions and lawsuits.

The hearing on data security and financial stability brought four senior financial regulators and one senior Treasury official in front of the committee and provided a forum for yet another strong critique by the populist Massachusetts senator of what she sees as fundamentally weak regulation of the country’s largest banks. In particular, she once again called for more criminal cases that could result in jail time — as opposed to the enforcement actions and civil cases that can be brought by the regulators Warren was criticizing.

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Sussex County Republican Implores Reince Priebus to stop talking about abortion

Filed in National by on February 6, 2014 20 Comments
Sussex County Republican Implores Reince Priebus to stop talking about abortion

This letter was sent to National Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus with a copy published in the Cape Gazette. The letter writer loves the idea limiting women’s healthcare options, and is clearly a doctrinaire wingnut, but he is also a wingnut that wants the GOP to “win.” (What good that would do anybody isn’t disclosed.)

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So…it looks like another one of these stupid things is happening

Filed in National by on February 4, 2014 9 Comments

February 4, 2014 Fellow Delawareans, Tele-town halls are a great way for me to keep in touch with you when I’m working down in Washington. On Monday evening, February 10, at 7:25 PM, I’ll be holding a tele-town hall to answer questions from Delawareans about my work as your Representative. I want to know what […]

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The Progressive Republican

Filed in National by on February 2, 2014 31 Comments
The Progressive Republican

TheProgressiveRepublican.net …If I was a younger man out to fix the world, that’s the blog I’d start. Maybe I will anyway. 49 is the new 41. Anyway, that’s the growth industry; Sane Republicanism. That’s the blue sky, “the future is ours for the taking” position.

The teabags have run their course. They’s had their angry day in the sun thanks to the election of a non-white President. They were the dying gasp of Nixon’s cynical southern strategy. A mere four years after their great mid-term election triumph, the leaders of that movement are scattered and demoralized. Who talks about Ted Cruz anymore? There will be another debt ceiling increase in five days that will pass without a peep from the people who said that debt ceiling fights, and debt hysteria were going to be the killer apps of the 20-teens.

So what next? Some counter movement must be stirring somewhere. Even though I can’t see it or hear it, I know it is out there. There must be some folks who come from the Eisenhower wing of the party. Right? If there isn’t, there should be. I mean, I can sketch out a Progressive Republican manifesto right off the top of my head. Come inside for more…

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Will the DEGOP really allow Beau, Chris and John to have free walks?

Filed in National by on February 1, 2014 4 Comments
Will the DEGOP really allow Beau, Chris and John to have free walks?

Celia mentioned the sad state of Delaware’s second political party last week:

…So far, the (DEGOP) has nobody for senator, representative or attorney general, Tom Wagner for re-election as auditor, and only a chance at a primary for treasurer, if Ken Simpler Jr. is joined in the race by Colin Bonini, a state senator who ran the last time.

But is it really conceivable that Charlie Copeland’s DEGOP will be MORE incompetent that Sig’s?

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Wilmington Charter joins club of elite National Blue Ribbon Schools

Filed in National by on February 1, 2014 9 Comments

When your school’s mission is to hoover up all the academic talent in a given county, you should come out on top, so congratulations…I guess. I mean, I don’t have anything against Wilmington Charter. I’m a parent and in every parent’s heart there is a large area of selfishness dedicated to doing the right thing […]

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Rush Limbaugh’s hilarious freakout over the GOP’s amnesty pivot

Filed in National by on February 1, 2014 0 Comments

The DC Republicans are “hellbent on ramrodding through this amnesty plan.” Instead of doing things that “make sense” like focusing on defunding Obamacare. We ought not be granting citizenship to people who don’t love the country, We ought not be granting citizenship to people who don’t understand the history of this country. … But we […]

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It is all over – Wildstein rolls over in bid to get legal fees covered, fingers Christie

Filed in National by on January 31, 2014 19 Comments
It is all over – Wildstein rolls over in bid to get legal fees covered, fingers Christie

The former Port Authority official who personally oversaw the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge in the scandal now swirling around Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Friday that the governor knew about the lane closings when they were happening, and that he had the evidence to prove it.

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19 Years on “The Gravy Train to end all Gravy Trains” enough for Orlando George

Filed in National by on January 30, 2014 6 Comments

After 45 years of service to Delaware Technical Community College, Dr. Orlando J. George Jr. has announced his intention to step down as president and retire June 30, 2014. George said, “It has been my privilege and honor to lead this great college of ours for almost 19 years. I have loved every minute of […]

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College athletes should be treated like employees

Filed in National by on January 30, 2014 11 Comments
College athletes should be treated like employees

Our current system is an inhumane joke. I think hat might be about to change though.

In a surprise move without precedent in the history of college sports, Northwestern University football players have petitioned to form a labor union.

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What’s wrong with bowling?

Filed in National by on January 29, 2014 18 Comments
What’s wrong with bowling?

That’s a rhetorical question. Everyone knows that it is the scoring. Bowling scoring is stupid. Bowling would be doing itself a huge favor if it changed the scoring to the way “Match Play” golf is scored. It would be a 9 frame game and the winner would be the first person to win 5 frames outright, or win the most after 9.

This has been another installment of “Jason330 Fixes the World”

You’re welcome Bowling!

PS. Anyone up for a DL bowling meetup to road test this system?

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Tiny Facebook Page Critical of NCC Government Subpoenaed by AG’s Office

Filed in Delaware by on January 28, 2014 24 Comments
Tiny Facebook Page Critical of NCC Government Subpoenaed by AG’s Office

This tiny facebook page with only 312 likes (as of yesterday afternoon) has someone mighty stirred up. Whoever is behind the page had apparently been doing some intriguing and often inflammatory writing about some Wilmington and NCCo fixtures until it seemed to have run out of steam. The recent lack of momentum may be associated with the fact that they went off the deep end, throwing around unsubstantiated rumors of affairs. Or it may be because they felt the heat coming on.

Either way, this subpoena is intriguing. Who could induce Beau Biden to get involved with this small potatoes BS? What are they after? It appears Biden is asking for the names behind the page, but to what end? And why did someone think it was a good idea to employ the Barbara Streisand effect on this?

Well, PRW has a theory…

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Carper, Coons and Carney vote for Trans Pacific Partnership because NAFTA really didn’t eff things up enough

Filed in National by on January 27, 2014 5 Comments
Carper, Coons and Carney vote for Trans Pacific Partnership because NAFTA really didn’t eff things up enough

Our congressional delegation just voted to give President Obama “fast track trade authority” on enacting the TPP, thereby denying Congress the right to debate or amend the pending trade agreement.

Just as NAFTA was rushed through Congress 20 years ago resulting in the loss of 700,000 manufacturing jobs to Mexico, the TPP has been fast-tracked by Democrats because… ? They need the big campaign donations, I guess. NAFTA didn’t eff things up enough? I don’t know.

Actually, the vote hasn’t happened yet – but let’s face it, Carper, Carney and Coons are going to vote for it.

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Be above average – support the Delaware Shakespeare Festival’s “I am Hamlet”

Filed in National by on January 27, 2014 1 Comment
Be above average – support the Delaware Shakespeare Festival’s “I am Hamlet”

You’ve heard about this campaign, right?

The DSF is in the planning an exciting community-wide discussion of Shakespeare’s most famous play. We’re calling it the “I Am Hamlet” Project and it will lead up to our summer 2014 production of Hamlet.

From March to May, DSF will reach into the community to find what this play means to you, how it resonates with your life, what personal reflections it causes, etc. We’ll be doing this through a number of initiatives; Classroom Workshops, Retirement Home Visits, Essay Contest, YouTube Videos, Social Media Campaigns, Town Hall

They’ve applied for grants to help fund the project, but we need to raise matching funds to bring the “I Am Hamlet” Project to life. Surely, you can kick in a measly $10 or $20 bucks? (Right now the average donation is $39.17 – so all you have to do to be above average is give a measly $39.50)

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