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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 […]
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.
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?
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…
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.
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)
The knee-jerk response to the question above is, “Of course. What if Republicans win more elections because liberals don’t vote?” In this very interesting and provocative clip Russel Brand takes a different point of view and makes a pretty good case for not voting. He points out that voting in a system as rigged and corrupt as ours is nothing more than meek acquiescence. It is collaboration. If you accept the premise that too much water has flowed over the damn to be fixed by voting for the LEAST corrupted candidate, then not voting becomes the only valid alternative. Voting for Democrats is a “relief valve” that makes some people feel as if they’ve done some good for the world, when really they’ve only endorsed a completely corrupt system.
I know many will comment on this thread without watching the entire video – but watch it.
As Delaware Dem reported, the RNC voted to shorten its primary season in order to try and freeze out the whack jobs. What I recently learned is that the rules changes could put Delaware Republicans in the drivers seat when it comes to picking the party’s next Mitt Romney.
Iowa and New Hampshire have traditionally enjoyed the “first in the nation status” when it comes to primaries and caucuses. They get all the media and candidate attention, as well as the economic benefit that comes with hosting the circus every four years. However, Charlie Copeland, in his position of Acting GOP Chair, has a golden opportunity to jump in front of New Hampshire and make sure Delaware Republicans get a voice in the process and Delaware citizens get the $264 million that flows into New Hampshire every four years.
The reason Delaware has this opportunity and other states don’t has to do with the way the penalty for jumping to the front of the calendar is structured.
From 2007 to 2009 we got some great guest posts from Senator Tom Carper. I always enjoyed the saltiness of them even though I was routinely threatened with dismemberment. Anyway, stumbling over one of them yesterday made me nostalgic, so I went and dug up TC’s greatest hits. This was the first one. In it, he was trying to explain to the DL audience why he voted to give George W. Bush the authority to bug every phone, and read every email in the country without probable cause.
Six years ago today, We got our first (and probably still best) guest post from Senator Tom Carper. Five years ago tonight We had a victory party at Deerfield Wines. Four years ago today, Beau Biden said that he wasn’t going to run for the US Senate. Three years ago today My three part plan for creating jobs in Delaware by raising taxes on Charlie Copeland (part 3) was one day old. Two years ago today GOP Clown, John Sigler gave a whack-ass response to Markell’s state of the state address. Last year on this date SB 3 was on its way to putting the kibosh on the Markell plan to privatize the port of Wilmington – therby proving that “elections matter.”
There was a time when John McCain was battling George W. Bush for the GOP nomination when I thought he would make a decent President of the United States. I may have given him my email address back then because prior to Bush I thought it was possible for a Republican to have the best interest of the country at heart. What was what, thirteen years ago? Anyway I’m still on John McCain’s mailing list. I don’t get why I am on that list, and I don’t get why he still has an organization called “Friends of John McCain” sending me fundraising appeals. What I really don’t get is why anybody would read this and think, “Where is my credit card? John McCain needs money.”
3. Kent Marshy to the east, farmy to the west with a strip of fast food places and check cashing shops running down the middle. Sure it has the Firefly festival now, but that’s just NASCAR for hipsters. Swap the Bud Light for Dog Fish head and there you are.
2. Sussex Since none of Delaware’s counties contain a mountain rage, you simple can’t beat the Atlantic Ocean as a marquee feature. The backwards losers are losing the race against modernity in this county. The problem, of course, is what modernity will reign? The crappy Green Turtles of the world or the scrappy El Dorados?
1. New Castle Delaware’s best county by far (not that they had much competition). Great public schools, access to transportation, decent parks and amenities. Look at our streams creeks and bays, just don’t touch them, or eat more than 2 oz. of fish a year, and Bob’s your uncle.
The media needs a mainstream Republican to talk about. They need to pretend that the two parties are roughly equivalent in common sense and rationality. Therefor it is a fairly safe bet that a lunatic like Rand Paul or Scot Walker isn’t going to get the dubious award of “front runner by media acclimation.” Who will it be then?
Carper, Coons & Carney can’t grasp this because they are millionaires who hang around with other millionaires
This was reported yesterday but not widely recognized as an actual fact within the beltway:
Two out of three Americans are dissatisfied with the way income and wealth are currently distributed in the U.S. This includes three-fourths of Democrats and 54% of Republicans.
Where do non-congressional members of the American family get these crazy ideas?
The combined wealth of the world’s richest 85 people is now equivalent to that owned by half of the world’s population – or 3.5 billion of the poorest people – according to a new report from Oxfam.
A Bronco is a wild horse or one that habitually bucks. A “Seahawk” is a colloquially term for an Osprey. The Osprey is a raptor, so it passes the first test of birds in fights (or Superbowls) – it has talons. Not only does it have talons, but it has four talons. When in flight, 3 of these toes face forward, and one backwards. When clutching prey, one talon swivels to face the rear. The upshot is that once it grabs something, the seahawk isn’t letting go.
Meanwhile, the bronco’s key (and let’s face it) only real strength is getting things off its back. That’s not much a strength, but it is one that seems uniquely suited to cancelling the sea hawks grabby/clutchy strength. So we have to go to second level strengths…
As they feel their racial hegemony slip away, angry white guys are getting angrier and more hysterical. Now The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer, who is a highly respected voice of modern Republicanism, wants to quit messing around: On his radio show yesterday, Bryan Fischer called for ending Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, as well […]
- Both the state Senate and Assembly created their own special committees to investigate the Christie law breaking and within hours, 20 subpoenas were issued to 17 key people and three organizations in the unfolding story.
- Those in the governor’s inner circle who have been subpoenaed include Kevin O’Dowd, the governor’s pick to serve as the state’s new attorney general; Michael Drewniak, Christie’s chief spokesman; Bill Stepien, his former campaign manager; Charles McKenna, the governor’s chief counsel; Bridget Anne Kelly, former deputy chief of staff; and Matt Mowers, another former aide.
- Christie lawyered up for good reason.
- Christie told a group in Weehawken that he was committed to being in New Jersey for all 4 years of his second term – for the first time signaling that he might not run for President.
For the nation’s idiots, this is going to be a hill worth dying on, but it doesn’t really matter. The Washington area NFL team will be called something other than the “redskins” in our lifetime (probably within the next ten years.)
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has turned DeAngelo Hall into the voice of reason. The oft-fined cornerback conceded this week that the team “probably should” change its name.
“I think eventually they will change it,” Hall responded when asked about the team’s name during an appearance on FOX Sports’ “Keeping It Real With Mike Hill.”
Just imagine a team called the Heebs, or the Chinks, or the Whites and it is easy to see that the name is not going to make it. My suggestion is …
Support this kickstarter type fundraiser the Delaware Shakespeare Festival is doing, or I will look at you crossly
We here at the Delaware Shakespeare Festival are incredibly excited to produce Hamlet this summer (July 11-27 at Rockwood Park!), but there’s so much to talk about in this play, so much that’s relevant to the world and to Delaware, that we can’t wait for July.
And that’s why we’re launching the “I Am Hamlet” Project.
Through the ”I Am Hamlet” Project, we plan to take Hamlet to the people of Delaware, from classroom workshops to retirement home discussions, from on-the-street interviews to the Twitterverse. We want to explore the themes of Hamlet that resonate strongly with Delawareans, sparking a conversation that will hopefully lead to self-reflection in ourselves and in our community. At the end, we plan to bring it all together in a big public forum, an “I Am Hamlet” Project town hall at Wilmington University.
To do all that, we need your help.
The House has passed a $1.1 trillion spending plan that would fund the government through September. The Senate is expected to take up the measure by the end of the week. The spending bill would roll back some forced spending cuts, raise federal worker pay and protect disabled workers and some military spouses from a pension cut that is to go into effect next year. The deal is a break from several years of budget brinksmanship, stopgap funding measures and down-to-the-deadline negotiating, such as the one that forced the 16-day government shutdown in October.
I know, I know. The winners and losers will be revealed, and the teabags probably got everything they’ve ever demanded and more, but I’ve been spoiling for a little triumphalism.
I shouldn’t be so surprised, but I am. Carney got the main points right. Social Security isn’t a budget problem, and the long term fix is pretty easy – raise or eliminate the wage cap.
Currently, only the first $113,700 in an individual’s annual wages are taxed to help fund Social Security. By raising or eliminating the payroll cap we can raise hundreds of billions for the Trust Fund and extend the life of the program for nearly 75 more years. To make sure this proposal is fair to people at all income levels, individuals whose wages exceed the current cap could also receive a corresponding increase in benefits.
When I saw that Sean Barney was ready to run, I knew a long bank of switches were being flipped, and guys in short sleeved white dress shirts wearing ties and bulky headsets were saying, “Mission?”
“Mission Control is GO!,”
“Houston is GO, flight”
…as well as other rocketry stuff to each other back at Carper HQ. I heard Carper talking up Barney eight years or so ago at a Jeff/Jax and figured, “Okay, this is happening.” And so it is. But can a product of Carper, Inc keep his human heart? The experience of John Carney says that it is a long-shot. Beholden to banks? Check. Utterly ignoring issues of social and economic justice? Check.
Is Sean Barney going to be more of the same?
His background, and what he says about himself anyway, actual provides a slim ray of hope that he might not be another Carper clone.