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Denn/Johnson/Henry bill would change what’s considered a violent felony

Filed in National by on March 17, 2015 3 Comments
Denn/Johnson/Henry bill would change what’s considered a violent felony

Unwinding our idiotic, wasteful and (lets face it) racist “war on drugs” is going to take time. This isn’t perfect, but it is a step in the right direction.

A bill that would soften the state’s treatment of drug possession felonies and harden its stance on certain violent crimes will be introduced in the Delaware Legislature this week.

Attorney General Matt Denn and a group of lawmakers unveiled Monday a bill that, if passed, would mark the first time specific crimes were taken off the state’s 19-year-old list of violent felonies.

Attorney General Matt Denn and a group of lawmakers unveiled Monday a bill that, if passed, would mark the first time specific crimes were taken off the state’s 19-year-old list of violent felonies.

“We want to make sure the penalties are appropriate for the crimes,” Denn said. “In seeking justice, we have an obligation to reduce statutory (sentences) when they do not fit the crime.”

While the bill removes drug possession from the violent crime list, it adds certain crimes against children and police officers. These add on’s feel like sops to conservatives to me. Protecting children is laudable, but with the way cops have been escalating their violence against citizens that they don’t happen to like, I’m not crazy about that one. And yet, as Prince Otto said, politics is the art of the possible.

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“Did your God come down and do it with his beard?”

Filed in National by on March 13, 2015 37 Comments
“Did your God come down and do it with his beard?”

Something interesting happened on the last episode of Survivor. A redneck’s anthropomorphic God was mocked to his face. Yes, I am the last surviving Survivor viewer, and it is for moments like this.

Mike, the classic redneck, was grousing about how much work he is doing compared to everyone else, while Lindsey the tattooed Gen-Xer thinks Mike is only aware of the work he does, and doesn’t notice when other tribe members pitch in by collecting firewood and keeping the fire going.

“Did your God come down and do it with his beard?” she asks pointing to the fire.

I loved the addition of “…with his beard.” A nice touch, as if to say, “Where is your God now, you ridiculous twit?”

As it turns out I should not be surprised by the mocking of a redneck’s shallow and stupid version of Christianity on TV or elsewhere. It is the new big thing, as Americans are opting out of religion (particularly Christianity) in droves.

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Chris Coons votes for GOP abortion restrictions slipped into unrelated bill – still thinks Republicans are trustworthy partners

Filed in National by on March 11, 2015 4 Comments
Chris Coons votes for GOP abortion restrictions slipped into unrelated bill – still thinks Republicans are trustworthy partners

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican quietly added language to an anti-human-trafficking bill that would expand longstanding Hyde Amendment limitations on the use of federal funds for abortion. It would impose abortion restrictions, without a time limit, on how the government can use a new stream of revenues collected from perpetrators of human trafficking as part of […]

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The enemy of my President is my friend

Filed in National by on March 11, 2015 10 Comments
The enemy of my President is my friend

Using that morally dubious axiom above, the Republicans have reached out to Iran in order to try and give their enemy, Barack Obama, a black eye. Enough has been written already about how this is effed up – but let me add something that I heard a lot when Bush was in office, but haven’t heard discussed yet in relation to the “treasonous” 47.

It is a little something called – respecting the office of the presidency, you fuck-wits.

How many …

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Your ‘King v Burrell’ Thoughts Go Here

Filed in National by on March 4, 2015 19 Comments
Your ‘King v Burrell’ Thoughts Go Here

I realize American voters (and let’s face it – particularly liberal leaning American voters) are a lazy bunch of losers, but if Chief Justice John Roberts decides to strip 7 million people in some three dozen states of health insurance on a technicality, I think things could actually go Ka-Plewey.

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Tom Carper Ready to Fight the “Elizabeth Warren Wing” of the Democratic Party

Filed in National by on March 4, 2015 32 Comments
Tom Carper Ready to Fight the “Elizabeth Warren Wing” of the Democratic Party

First of all, …the “Elizabeth Warren Wing” of the Democratic Party? Where do I sign up?

Secondly, if Tom Carper thinks that Democrats can win back the House and Senate by being MORE LIKE Tom Carper, he is either deranged or lying.

Anyway, if you feel like throwing up read the whole thing.

If you want to simply feel queasy the rest of the day, skip to Carper’s quote:

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), who is viewed as a centrist, said the centrist strain of politician is declining and estimated that “there’s fewer than 100″ left in Congress.

“We need more moderates and centrists in both parties,” Carper said. “Part of politics is the art of compromise.”

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Some downstream effects of the clean DHS funding bill

Filed in National by on March 3, 2015 5 Comments
Some downstream effects of the clean DHS funding bill

Funding DHS by passing a clean bill means the DHS passport checkers at the airport will continue to be paid. But it means so much more. Here is a short list of outcomes that you probably were not familiar with.

1) This bill, also known as “The bill to give Obama’s illegal amnesty program official sanction” gives Obama’s illegal amnesty program official sanction.

2) “The bill to give Obama’s illegal amnesty program official sanction” also fully funds Obama’s illegal amnesty program.

3) The Constitution has been shredded.

4) The GOP is now held in disrepute by everyone except the Chamber of Commerce.

5) Barack Obama is on his way to unrestrained power.

I learned of all these downstream outcomes from reading Red State, which is my favorite thing to do after Boehner’s occasional capitulations to reality.

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Boehner Caves – Hastert Rule Revoked

Filed in National by on March 3, 2015 7 Comments
Boehner Caves – Hastert Rule Revoked

The “Hastert Rule” which has kept the GOP house caucus together on issues, large and small, since the mid 1990’s is done. Under the rule, Boehner would not have been allowed to seek out Democratic votes to pass a clean DHS funding bill. He has done just that. It is the end of an ignoble […]

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Constitutional Absolutists

Filed in National by on February 25, 2015 26 Comments
Constitutional Absolutists

Only 30% of Republicans oppose making Christianity the national religion. Let that sink in for a second.

The poll found that 57 percent of Republicans “support establishing Christianity as the national religion” while 30 percent are opposed. Another 13 percent said they were not sure.

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Even with Tom Carper, Keystone backers fall short for veto override

Filed in National by on February 25, 2015 10 Comments
Even with Tom Carper, Keystone backers fall short for veto override

Carper’s office has not yet released a statement, but his ardor for the Keystone tar-sands oil pipeline is well known, making his a target for Republicans seeking to override yesterday’s presidential veto.

Andy yet, there is does not appear to be much upside for Carper if he votes, once again, for this ecological cluster-fuck.

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This slide explains everything

Filed in National by on February 23, 2015 5 Comments
This slide explains everything

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“The DHS shutdown was caused by Democrats not voting for the Keystone XL pipeline.”

Filed in National by on February 23, 2015 0 Comments
“The DHS shutdown was caused by Democrats not voting for the Keystone XL pipeline.”

I can’t wait to hear Tom Carper explain the DHS shutdown. It is bound to be some crazy ass shit.

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led Congress returns to town Monday with no viable plan to avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security less than five days away on Friday.

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If John Carney is a Democrat, here is a good way to prove it

Filed in National by on February 23, 2015 16 Comments
If John Carney is a Democrat, here is a good way to prove it

The concept of “shareholder primacy” is a cancer that is not only undermining our democracy but is eating away at capitalism itself. While other countries like the UK have passed laws to attempt to address the pernicious effects of shareholder primacy, (requiring company directors to consider the interests of a broad range of stakeholder such as employees, customers, the environment and the community), the US has done nothing.

If John Carney is looking for a way to assert his democratic credentials (and I doubt he is) he couldn’t find a better issue.

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If critics wrote about ‘The Imitation Game’ the way they write about ‘Selma’

Filed in National by on February 22, 2015 1 Comment
If critics wrote about ‘The Imitation Game’ the way they write about ‘Selma’

“Many historians have taken issue with how Morten Tyldum, the first Norwegian man to be nominated for Best Director, chose to portray mathematical genius Alan Turing in the film The Imitation Game. Those decrying the film’s depiction of events note that the script completely rewrites history, tossing out the literally thousands of people who worked alongside Turing in breaking the Nazi code so that the Allies could win the war, and replacing them with Keira Knightley. They also point out that the efforts of the American, French and British military forces, among others, have may have had an even larger role than Turing in ending World War II. Finally, some take issue with how Turing is never shown having actual sex with another man, despite the film being entirely set in buildings where no one has ever had sex. Tyldum has been quoted as saying that ‘sometimes liberties are needed to make truer art’ but this has not satisfied the rabid nay-sayers who cannot countenance this film.”

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Round up of the most wingnutty defenses of Opalinski from the NJ’s FB

Filed in National by on February 20, 2015 27 Comments
Round up of the most wingnutty defenses of Opalinski from the NJ’s FB

The wingnut consensus is that breaking laws related to guns is not a crime, and even if it was a crime, Democrats do crimes too, so…

“And Hunter Biden gets a job with a Ukrainian gas company and we hear nothing about that.”

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What’s the best restaurant in Delaware?

Filed in National by on February 19, 2015 35 Comments
What’s the best restaurant in Delaware?

I’m an absolute sucker for click bait like this.

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Calling all gluttons for punishment…

Filed in National by on February 17, 2015 5 Comments
Calling all gluttons for punishment…

Join Carney’s tele-town hall….if you think you have the guts. Seven questions will get through screening. Two will be from people thanking Congressman Carney for what a great job he is doing. Three will be from people who are equally worried about the budget deficit and their taxes being raised. One will be from someone […]

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Joe Biden getting creepy

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Joe Biden getting creepy

Hands off Joe. We don’t touch women like this in 2015.

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Dems part with “Senator for Life” Tom Carper on Social Security benefit cuts

Filed in National by on February 17, 2015 38 Comments
Dems part with “Senator for Life” Tom Carper on Social Security benefit cuts

While Tom Carper favors cutting social security benefits, (because jobs…(?)) he probably will not bother opposing this common sense proposal to eliminate the cap on taxable social security income. It isn’t going anywhere in a GOP controlled congress, so Carper can sit back and let Mitch McConnell do his dirty work.

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Democrats deserve to lose every election from now on

Filed in National by on February 16, 2015 6 Comments
Democrats deserve to lose every election from now on

This could be anywhere in the United States of No Tax Increases Ever for any Reason. It happens to be from from Detroit via former Delawarean Chad Livengood.

Detroit — There’s a statewide election less than 80 days away on a plan to boost funding for roads, schools and municipalities, but you wouldn’t have known it at the Michigan Democratic Party’s state convention over the weekend.

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The “Just cut everything by 1% and meet me at Wild Quail by noon” plan

Filed in Delaware by on February 13, 2015 12 Comments
The “Just cut everything by 1% and meet me at Wild Quail by noon” plan

What to cut? What to cut? That is the question. In these days of bipartisanship, we can all agree the government is bloated. A huge festering blob of puss. It is disgusting really. Governments…yuck! All full of losers who couldn’t hack it in the private sector, sponging up all our tax dollars. Lazy shitbag bus drivers, and stupid park rangers with their dumb hats. Christamighty, get a real job! And teachers, ugh…don’t get me started. How can we pick “winners” out of this sad sack collection of losers?

And yet, we need a balanced budget. What’s that you say? Raise taxes? Oh please. How much can we really ask of smokers before they start leaving for Pennsylvania? It is a quandary. Enter Brian Pettyjohn. He is the man with the plan. And it is a plan you can fit on a Wawa receipt, even if you have large childish handwriting.

1) A 1% across the board cut to everything (but not jobs or state payroll).
2) A “right-to-work” law.

I’m not sure how a right-to-work law that would allow non-union members to enjoy the benefits of being in a union, would help balance the budget, but Republicans seem to view “right-to-work” as some kind of economic development miracle cure.

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DEGOP to call out Dems failure or something…?

Filed in Delaware by on February 12, 2015 7 Comments
DEGOP to call out Dems failure or something…?

According to John Fluharty Democrats lie. They are contemptible shitbags. Liars. Failures. Etc. If you are a Delaware Republican this news will move you to send money to the DEGOP. Or that seems to be the plan anyway. Substance doesn’t seem to be Fluharty’s strong suit.

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Common Core and Uncommon Profits

Filed in National by on February 11, 2015 9 Comments
Common Core and Uncommon Profits

The US education market has always been huge, but it has also always been highly fragmented. That fragmentation made it largely unprofitable and not worth the attention of huge multinational corporations. When you consider trying to sell to 50 idiosyncratic states, each of which contains (on average) 300 school districts, and each of those mostly autonomous districts contains (on average) 380 schools broken up by student ages between elementary, middle and high schools, further divided by the demographics of various communities, you can see that it is not a coordinated market that can make billions for someone with a “one size fits all” product line.

“Education reform” has changed that. Pearson has been able to change that. “Common Core” has brought some predictability and uniformity to a chaotic marketplace. If you doubt that Common Core was wired for Pearson, this Politico investigation should disabuse you of that notion.

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What does being a “Democrat” in 2015 actually mean anyway?

Filed in National by on February 5, 2015 56 Comments
What does being a “Democrat” in 2015 actually mean anyway?

I think the root of my problem with the Democratic Party arises from the fact that “Democrat” mean something to me that it doesn’t mean to mainstream Democrats. In fact it is starting to dawn on me that I may be the one with a faulty, archaic, definition of Democrat. And so I have to […]

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$46 million for DE Casinos? Yeah, that checks out.

Filed in National by on February 4, 2015 21 Comments
$46 million for DE Casinos?  Yeah, that checks out.

Horse racing must not die, so we need slot machines that must not die, so we need table games that must not die, so we need sports betting that must not die so we need….$46 million to bail out casinos. It all makes perfect sense. Dover — A $46 million proposal to assist Delaware casinos […]

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