Delaware

Tuesday Daily Delawhere [11.25.14]

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [11.25.14]

This section of Old South DuPont Highway, south of Tybouts Corner, is noteworthy for being the first section of divided highway in the world. The southbound lanes, which were the original lanes built in between 1917 and 1923, are on the left. Photo from xzmattzx on Flickr.

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Delaware, meet your next Governor – Ken Simpler

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Delaware, meet your next Governor – Ken Simpler

The mainframe at the home office in Omaha has crunched the numbers and all signs point to Simpler. Follow me below the fold for the breakdown.

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Monday Daily Delawhere [11.24.14]

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Monday Daily Delawhere [11.24.14]

Yellow Car at the Hagley Museum, by the Flying Inn on Flickr.

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Sunday Open Thread [11.23.14]

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Sunday Open Thread [11.23.14]

Bill Maher, at the top of his New Rules segment on his HBO show Friday night, accurately described the current political situation. Maher said: “Now that they’ve wrestled his approval rating down to the basement, and grabbed control of both houses of Congress, Republicans must explain why this guy (Obama) keeps kicking your ass. It’s like one of those action movies where you tie the hero up, chain him to a chair, then he headbutts you unconscious, gets up, and leaves a note signed Django.” Come inside for the video…

I love that President Obama is now the sole Democratic agenda setter in Washington. The bipartisanship-seeking cowards that call themselves Democrats, namely Tom Carper, can learn from Obama’s example. Let’s have more of it. If the Republicans even attempt to touch Obamacare, Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid, the President vetos and every Democrat …. every Democrat…. shuts the fuck up and supports the President. I am looking directly at you, Tom.

As a side note, does Tom Carper retire in 2018? I suspect not, but there is a backlog of Democrats piling up waiting for him to move on (Biden, Markell, Carney).

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [11.23.14]

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [11.23.14]

Sunrise at the Inlet, from Rich Renomeron on Flickr.

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The Weekly Addresses

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The Weekly Addresses

President Obama speaks about his Immigration Accountability Action. Governor Markell has not posted his weekly message yet. We will post it once we receive it. The West Wing Week follows the President through the week from his trip to Asia and Australia up until his Immigration speech on Thursday. It also features an entire summit audience singing Happy Birthday to our Vice President Uncle Joe Biden. And a new feature video from the White House, a behind the scenes talk with the President before his address on Thursday. Come inside for the videos.

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [11.22.14]

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [11.22.14]

A bald Cypress and a Blue Heron in Trap Pond, Delaware. From Wortenoggle on Flickr.

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Friday Daily Delawhere [11.21.14]

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Friday Daily Delawhere [11.21.14]

Fall in Dover. From Mike Mahaffie on Flickr.

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Tom Carper just heaped praise on this Republican – You will totally believe what happened next

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Tom Carper just heaped praise on this Republican – You will totally believe what happened next

Yesterday Tom Carper heaped praise on his GOP buddy Tom Coburm of Oklahoma. After praising Coburn, he handed over the gavel of an Ebola hearing to the nutbag:

“I don’t want to chair this hearing today. I want Tom Coburn to chair it,” Mr. Carper said from the dais on Wednesday. “So I’m going to pass tho gavel over to him and put him in charge, and I’m going to try to be a good wingman. All right, Thomas, it’s all yours.”

What did the grand gesture of bipartisanship get Carper? Well, LATER THE SAME DAY Coburn predicted “anarchy” and “violence” will be the result of any executive order on immigration.

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New Blog In Town – Steve Newton Whiskey

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New Blog In Town – Steve Newton Whiskey

Steve Newton has started a new blog.  Go read!

What’s interesting is this:

I’d rather have a system of ethics than an ideology.

So I’m starting over here, in a sense.  As a historian I know that all phenomena involve both continuity and change.  I’m still the same person, with the same background, the same interests, the same flaws, and the same leanings, that I was about seven years ago when I first started publishing The Delaware Libertarian.  I’m just unwilling to confine my ideas, my observations, or my potential solutions to that framework any more.

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Thursday Daily Delawhere [11.20.14]

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Thursday Daily Delawhere [11.20.14]

A house on Mt. Vernon Street in Smyrna. More great fall color. From xzmattzx from Flickr.

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [11.19.14]

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [11.19.14]

Houses on Green Street in Middletown. I don’t usually post pictures of random un-famous houses, but I loved the color of the tree. Does anyone else think that the fall colors this year have been especially … .well… colorful and longlasting. Prior years recently the peak color was short and sweet with more brown and […]

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Who ‘Killed’ Sean Matthews?

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Who ‘Killed’ Sean Matthews?

No, this is not one of those comic book ‘dream’ issues. Somebody ‘killed’ Sean Matthews. And apparently 200 or more of his supporters.

The ‘deceased’ did not know of their demise until someone from the Democratic Party caught wind of the massive tragedy.  And subsequently raised them from the dead.

Here’s the unbelievable story: Both Sean Matthews and Dennis E. Williams had access to the Democratic Party Voter File…until the 10th R. D. officially endorsed Dennis Williams. At that point, only the endorsed candidate had access to the file.  Until after the primary, that is.  You will recall that Matthews defeated the incumbent D Williams.  Which meant that, as of September 10, Matthews was able to access the file.

Only, something had happened in the interim. Someone had gone into the Voter File and marked over 200 voters as ‘deceased’, including Sean Matthews. Only the Williams people had access to the file, and someone or some someones had to actively go in and change the status of these voters to deceased.  It wasn’t the Party. They were the ones who spotted the mischief-making and alerted Matthews right away. BTW, virtually none of the alleged deceased were in fact deceased, if any.

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“Concerned Neighbors Of Cooke Elementary School” VS The Red Clay School Board

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“Concerned Neighbors Of Cooke Elementary School” VS The Red Clay School Board

I plan on attending the RCCD school board meeting tomorrow night (7pm at Brandywine Springs Elementary School).  This is going to be interesting, mainly because the Concerned Neighbors of Cooke Elementary School’s stated concerns regarding the addition of Lancaster Court Apartments to Cooke’s feeder don’t hold water – they also keep changing.  If you haven’t […]

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [11.18.14]

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [11.18.14]

The Brandywine River. From xzmattzx on Flickr.

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Jobs For Delaware Graduates = Jobs For Political Hacks

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Jobs For Delaware Graduates = Jobs For Political Hacks

Does anybody here remember the inception of Jobs For Delaware Graduates?

I do. Pete duPont created this repository for some of his less-qualified lackeys back in 1978. It was basically modeled after other Federal jobs programs, but with the bar set so low that it could claim success even when said success was dubious at best, and would never have been accepted under federal requirements:

It was designed in 1978 by five working groups in Delaware, drawn from business, educational, workforce, labor union, and community leadership. The purpose of the organization was to address simultaneously with Delaware’s unemployment rate and the dropout rate (?).

So, you’re saying to yourself, well, Steve, this is all well and good, but, so far your headline is false advertising.

Ladeez & Gentlemen, meet the new President of Jobs For Delaware Graduates…STATE SENATOR NICOLE POORE. major conflict: Didja know that this ostensibly ‘private non-profit’ gets about $1.4 million annually from the Grant-In-Aid bill? Taxpayer money appropriated by the same General Assembly to which Sen. Poore belongs? And now she’s drawing a salary from them. From the same $1.4 million?

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Monday Daily Delawhere [11.17.14]

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Monday Daily Delawhere [11.17.14]

Walking across The Green at the University of Delaware in Newark. From xzmattzx on Flickr.

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [11.16.14]

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [11.16.14]

Stone walls in Brandywine Creek State Park in Chateau Country. The walls were built in the late 19th century by Italian masons for Henry duPont, who used them to surround his massive estate. From xzmattzx from Flickr.

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The Weekly Addresses

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President Obama:

Governor Markell:

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [11.15.14]

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [11.15.14]

The rolling hills of Ashland, from Ashland Clinton School Road. From xzmattzx on Flickr.

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Friday Daily Delawhere [11.14.14]

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Friday Daily Delawhere [11.14.14]

St. Andrew’s School, the private boarding school that was the setting and filming location of Dead Poets Society. The Episcopal school was founded in 1929 by A. Felix du Pont.

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Thursday Daily Delawhere [11.13.14]

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Thursday Daily Delawhere [11.13.14]

Aull’s Row, on 2nd Street in New Castle. The houses were built in 1802.

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [11.12.14]

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [11.12.14]

Houses of Midtown Brandywine in Wilmington, with Center City in the background.

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Veteran’s Day Daily Delawhere [11.11.14]

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Veteran’s Day Daily Delawhere [11.11.14]

Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, on Chesapeake City Road in Pencader Hundred.

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‘Bulo On Al Mascitti Show Tuesday

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‘Bulo On Al Mascitti Show Tuesday

We’ll talk the 2014 Delaware election results, look at how 2016 might shape up, and maybe even look at the issues facing the upcoming General Assembly session.

I’ll even talk about how Tom Carper is showing some signs of vulnerability.

All this and your calls, this Tuesday, 10 am to 12 noon, WDEL 1150-Newsradio.

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