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What have you done to resist Trump today? Call Cowardly Coons Edition

Filed in National by on January 31, 2017 8 Comments

If you haven’t called Coons and demanded that he show some spine, do so now. An irate call telling him to withhold consent and slow down this lawlessness White House is mandatory.

Coons Wilmington: (302) 573-6345

You: There’s no reason that the Senate should be conducting business as usual when Trump is blatantly violating the Constitutiuon. I expect Senator Coons to act to uphold our values by committing to withhold consent on Senate business and use the filibuster to stop other legislation and Supreamcourt nominations.

(Adapted from an https://www.indivisibleguide.com/ script. H/t Paula)

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What Fresh Hell is This? for Jan 31st 2017

Filed in Featured, National by on January 31, 2017 6 Comments
What Fresh Hell is This?  for Jan 31st 2017

The Trump administration ratcheted up the bully-boy tactics Monday night, firing the country’s acting attorney general for her “betrayal” – telling government attorneys not to defend the executive order banning travel from seven Muslim countries – and telling the 100 diplomats who released an official dissent memo that if they don’t like working under Trump they can quit.

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Occasional Words from the Resistance – Network DE Kickoff

Filed in Delaware by on January 31, 2017 5 Comments
Occasional Words from the Resistance – Network DE Kickoff

…from the desk of RE Vanella. Network Delaware had its full public debut at the Christina Cultural Arts Center. Standing room only in the theatre and overflow in the first floor gallery.

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Top Five Reasons Carney is on pace to attract a primary challenge

Filed in Delaware by on January 30, 2017 20 Comments
Top Five Reasons Carney is on pace to attract a primary challenge

Unlike Tom Carper, I can see John Carney attracting a primary challenger.

1) He is not well liked. Even within the party, he is viewed as a “Ruth Ann Minner: Part Duh” (c) 2017.

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Marino wants Hansen To Apologize for BlueDelaware.com write up

Filed in National by on January 30, 2017 29 Comments
Marino wants Hansen To Apologize for BlueDelaware.com write up

This is an absurd, but the fairly typical example of GOP snowflaking. It worked against Clinton when GOP strategists pretended that Clinton called ALL Republicans deplorable, and it could work here if Hansen allows it to work. She needs to hit back hard at this.

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Thank you Senator Carper, now keep building on it by withholding consent

Filed in National by on January 30, 2017 19 Comments
Thank you Senator Carper, now keep building on it by withholding consent

Senator Carper deserves credit for going to the protest in Philly and making the remarks he did. Just go to Ken Grant’s FB page and take 4 minutes to watch Carper and Lisa Blunt Rochester looking, acting and sounding like actual Americans and Democrats.

I don’t know how much he was motivated by pressure from constituents, and how much he was motivated by his own sense of right and wrong, and to be honest it doesn’t really matter. He took a step out of the “bipartisanship Ubber Alles” fantasy world that he lives in and stepped foot into the real world of Trump’s America. Now he has to keep it going by joining with Democrats to withhold consent.

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Do you get it now Tom Carper? At long last, do you fucking get it?

Filed in National by on January 28, 2017 12 Comments
Do you get it now Tom Carper? At long last, do you fucking get it?

Tom Carper, do you finally understand? Vote NO on everything and resist this President or you are a collaborator in his reign of madness.

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Strange Times

Filed in National by on January 27, 2017 3 Comments
Strange Times

A Chilean friend’s mother was in town for recently. I knew that they were academics who escaped Pinochet by crossing the Andes into Argentina, then found asylum in the USA. I said “Now you’ve seen the rise of fascism in two countries.” She said “Three. I was a little girl in Spain when Franco came […]

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What have you done today (Jan 25th) to resist Trump? )

Filed in Delaware by on January 25, 2017 24 Comments
What have you done today (Jan 25th) to resist Trump? )

1) Sign the petition to demand release of his tax returns. It’s at 330,000 signatures and climbing.

2) Then call (or fax) Carper and ask him to support Sen. Ron Wyden’s bill to require all sitting presidents and nominated presidential candidates to release their tax returns for the past three years.

Tom Carper – Wilmington
Phone: (302) 573-6291
Fax: (302) 573-6434

Out goal today is straight outta 1992 – Ten faxes!

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Occasional Words from the Resistance

Filed in National by on January 24, 2017 4 Comments

…from the desk of R.E. Vanella. So here’s what happened. I did go to the pub. That’s where I go for a pint on the way home from the office almost every day. I was near the bottom of my second and getting ready to split. Guy walks in and sits down at bar and […]

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WDEL TO HOST SD10 SPECIAL DEBATE

Filed in National by on January 24, 2017 13 Comments
WDEL TO HOST SD10 SPECIAL DEBATE

(Wilmington, Del.) – WDEL (101.7FM/1150AM/WDEL.com) will present a debate between the candidates in the upcoming special election in the Delaware Senate 10th district on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at Middletown High School. Democrat Stephanie Hansen, Republican John Marino and Libertarian Party candidate Joseph Lanzendorfer have agreed to participate.

WDEL’s Allan Loudell will be the moderator of the one-hour broadcast. The public is invited to attend the debate. Admission will be on a first-come, firstserved basis. The date for the election has not yet been set by the Delaware State Senate.

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What have you done to resists Trump today (Jan 24th, 2017) ?

Filed in Delaware by on January 24, 2017 6 Comments
What have you done to resists Trump today (Jan 24th, 2017) ?

First the pep-talk…

These phone-call prompts are working. I have two almost entirely non-political friends who have been motivated to make calls for the first time ever because of these posts and comments. Keep it up! It works!

We need to keep the pressure on Carper and Coons. They are on the front lines of resisting Trump. If they fold on resisting these nominations, they will fold on maintaining a Democratic filibuster. AND WE CAN’T LET THAT HAPPEN!

The vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education has been delayed. The hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will now be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 31, according to an advisory from the committee.

1) Call Coons or Carper at their Wilmington offices (the DC lines are bogging down), and tell them to vote NO on the unqualified Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.

Coons Wilmington: 302-573-6345
Carper Wilmington: 302-573-6291

2) Text the Wilmington contact number to 2 friends.

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Donald Trump is demented — and I mean that literally

Filed in National by on January 24, 2017 73 Comments
Donald Trump is demented — and I mean that literally

Psychoanalyzing Donald Trump has been an all-American parlor game for going on 18 months now, but I think we may be asking the wrong question — or, perhaps, viewing it through the wrong frame. I don’t think he is mentally ill.

Yes, there’s ample evidence of Trump’s narcissism, paranoia, verminophobia, racism, and misogyny, along with a grab-bag of minor personality quirks. But most people are missing the obvious signs of a potential health problem that, I believe, renders him mentally unfit to carry out the duties of the office.

I strongly suspect Donald Trump suffers from dementia.

This idea is not new. It was floated as far back as October 2015, when Steve King assembled evidence at Death and Taxes.

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Ask DL: Where should liberals do their banking?

Filed in National by on January 23, 2017 1 Comment
Ask DL: Where should liberals do their banking?

This came in over the tip-line.

I live in the “currently” unhinged and Republican stronghold state of Texas but if the turnout for Saturday’s Women’s March is a barometer, hopefully we can change that sooner than later even with gerrymandering.

That said, I would like to move my deposited money from BOA, headquartered in one of the most politically regressive states in the country, at least in my opinion, to one that reflects Liberal values. If you have any information as to how anyone on your blog has searched for such a financial institution, would you kindly share?

Thanks for the consideration,

William in Austin

This is a question that comes up from time to time because I think we all recoil at the thought of propping up the very companies that are robbing America blind.

My gut reaction is to advise moving your money to a credit union. They are locally owned and not under the gun to make quarterly profit numbers. But there must be a bank that has a national ATMs network and isn’t straight up evil.

New Resources Bank is Bcorp certified, so that might be a contender. Similarly, Sunrise Bank out of St Paul Minnesoata is Bcorp approved.

Does anyone have any experiences with any of these? Any other recommendations.

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What have you done today to resist Trump?

Filed in National by on January 23, 2017 31 Comments
What have you done today to resist Trump?

If the answer to that question is “I’ve commented on blogs” that isn’t enough. You also need to Call Chris Coons and tell him to vote no on Tillerson for Sec of State.

WILMINGTON
Phone: (302) 573-6345

DOVER
Phone: (302)736-5601
Toll-Free (877) 668-3368

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Phone:(202) 224-5042

We need to keep constant pressure on Coons and Carper to resist Trump. They will fold and support Trump as soon as they think the coast is clear. This call script is from thesixtyfive.org, but you know how this works.

My goal for this post is 10 calls to Coons on this issue. Let me know in the comments if (when?) you called.

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Network Delaware Kick-Off

Filed in National by on January 23, 2017 3 Comments
Network Delaware Kick-Off

The election of Trump has given birth to untold scores of activists and countless new grassroots organizations.   Here is a good one – Network Delaware.  It is the legacy group of the Eugene Young campaign, so you know they are going to be kicking ass.  h/t Pandora at BlueDelaware.com.  Team Young and Delaware United are […]

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Vote for Stephanie Hansen (if you live in SD10) and work for her if you don’t live in SD10

Filed in National by on January 23, 2017 46 Comments
Vote for Stephanie Hansen (if you live in SD10) and work for her if you don’t live in SD10

There are more than ten reasons, but I’m pressed for time, so I’m going to deal with a couple pressing issues, and let you guys flesh out the top ten list in the comments section.

1. John Carney must be stopped.
Control of the state Senate is a serious issue. John Carney has already signaled on numerous occasions that he wants to Senate to flip so that he can push through his Chamber of Commence backed policies. Stephanie Hansen’s election doesn’t guarantee that Carney’s plans will be thwarted, but it will present Carney with a stumbling block.


2. Stephanie Hansen is by far the most progressive candidate in the race.
The Green Party of Delaware isn’t contesting this race, so there is nobody to vote for (or work for, or donate to) on Hensen’s left. She may not be your dream progressive, but the stakes are high in this election and arguing that there is no difference between Hansen and Marino is just as empty-headed as arguing that there is no difference between Trump and Clinton. And, yes. I am perfectly within my rights to vote for a less than perfect progressive without it conflicting with my liberal values.

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Occasional Words from the Resistance

Filed in National by on January 21, 2017 3 Comments

Cause I’m a man of the past

And I’m livin’ in the present…

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…have faith in our values, our history and our country. America, in all its greatness, its variousness, its customs and history is far, far greater than any President

Filed in National by on January 21, 2017 0 Comments

And yet here we have the opportunity to be America’s guardians and protectors at a unique moment, perhaps a moment of especial peril. Who would not embrace that challenge? We know the curse: may you live in interesting times. We are living in interesting times. Most of us would not have chosen it. But we have it. I think many of us look back at critical momentous moments in our history, the Civil War, World War II, the Civil Rights Movement and other comparable passages in the country’s history and think, what would I have done?

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John Carney is utterly ridiculous

Filed in National by on January 20, 2017 8 Comments
John Carney is utterly ridiculous

What could he have possibly heard in Trump’s angry speech to fill him with such hope? #absurd

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I hope Carper and Coons are glad they showed up to be insulted by the cartoon rich guy

Filed in National by on January 20, 2017 2 Comments
I hope Carper and Coons are glad they showed up to be insulted by the cartoon rich guy

I got nothing. I’ll probably be away for a while. Here is a link to what President Douche said. I haven’t read it but heard he took some time to piss on everyone in attendance. That seems fitting.

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SD10 Special Election Update

Filed in Delaware, National by on January 19, 2017 29 Comments
SD10 Special Election Update

Democrats:

What is Hansen all about? Is she another co-opted, corporate Dem, or does she have some progressive fire in the belly?

I’m holding off criticizing or praising until I see something from the campaign, which I will get to hear from on Saturday the 28th:

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Carney’s appalling lack of leadership and vision laid bare

Filed in Delaware by on January 19, 2017 8 Comments
Carney’s appalling lack of leadership and vision laid bare

This post, by Cassandra at Bluedelaware.com really nails Carney’s utter lack of vision and leadership by catching his most appalling moments from a meeting with Eastern Sussex Democratic Club (which is admirably trying to nudge Carney into a position that looks something (anything) like leadership.)

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It took the election of Trump for Obama to see Republicans for what they are

Filed in National by on January 18, 2017 1 Comment
It took the election of Trump for Obama to see Republicans for what they are

I like Obama. My biggest knock against him has been that, being a decent person, he projects good faith onto Republicans when there is none. The election of Trump appears to have opened his eyes. (Eight years too late to do anything about it.)

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Wider access to contraception (through the ACA) has reduced abortions

Filed in National by on January 18, 2017 4 Comments
Wider access to contraception (through the ACA) has reduced abortions

The United States of America in 2017: One political party gets shit done, but can’t tell a compelling story to voters. The other party has a coherent culture but is only interested in fucking shit up.   The U.S. abortion rate has hit its lowest point since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according […]

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