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Open Thread For September 24, 2017

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Open Thread For September 24, 2017

Trump Targets Black Athletes With Minds Of Their Own.  Demands NFL owners fire players who kneel during National Anthem or face boycott. Does same for NBA stars. The man is certifiable and a certifiable racist. BTW, you know what sport is really dying? That bastion of white southern fans, NASCAR.  Oh, and Trump’s favorite. golf. […]

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Open Thread For September 23, 2017

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Secret Corporate Crony Capitalism  Commission Names Temporary Executive Director. The News-Journal has figured out what a scam this is: The Delaware Prosperity Partnership’s 18-member board – made up of elected officials and local business leaders – voted Wednesday to hire former Ashland Inc. executive John Riley as interim CEO during a closed-door meeting at Corporation […]

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Open Thread For September 22, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 22, 2017 20 Comments

The Business Roundtable Is A Clusterbleep Even Before It Gets Started.  Let’s start with this quote: The board, for instance, will not be required to hold public meetings or publish minutes of its discussions. Financial disclosure documents that would reveal potential conflicts of interest also will not be released to the public. “I’m a big proponent of […]

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Open Thread For September 19, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 19, 2017 15 Comments

Meet The New Health Care Bill. As Bad As The Other Health Care Bills.   How bad? This bad. They’re Rethugs. What did you expect? Kollege Kid Karma: Trump Dickwad Tried To Get Classmate Deported. Got his white supremacist ass thrown out of school instead.  Has a career path as a Rethug demagogue ahead of him. […]

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Open Thread For September 17, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 17, 2017 4 Comments

NCC Needs Its Pipes Cleaned. Major sewer line at risk. An enema for the people. How Big Business Pushes Obesity In Developing Countries.  Door to door, in many cases. Processed foods uber alles. Saving Addicts: A Tale Of Two Ohio Cities. Whether you survive might just depend on which county you are in.  Yes, there’s […]

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Open Thread For September 16, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 16, 2017 9 Comments

Officials: Amazon Is Delaware’s Powerball Lottery Ticket. With, IMHO, just about as much chance of cashing in.  BTW, it’s ‘too early to talk incentives': The company’s guidance to potential suitors specifically calls on cities and states to detail the types and amounts of incentives they can fork over — even if that means passing new […]

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Open Thread For September 15, 2017

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‘Idiot’ Sessions Didn’t Resign.  Guess both Trump and Sessions consider Sessions to be a useful idiot. Is It Worth Rebuilding Flooded Communities?  Residents in Houston, the Florida Keys, and elsewhere considering best course going forward. Bernie Sanders On Single Payer.  Someone not living in the past. Benzene Levels Skyrocket After Harvey.  Stop the presses! Valero […]

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Open Thread For September 14, 2017

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Bob Marshall Draws First Challenger.  Jordan Hines. Pretty impressive resume, although membership in the Monday Club is hardly a qualification.  Questions: What does he stand for? Where is he on minimum wage, death penalty (where Marshall, to put it charitably, has been wobbly), willingness to raise taxes to pay for vital programs, etc.? What is […]

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Open Thread For September 13, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 13, 2017 16 Comments

Sanders Will Introduce Universal Health Care Bill. 15 D’s On Board. Sanders leads, Hillary whines about him. BTW, I checked. Neither Carper nor Coons are among the 15. Vouchers, anybody? How about phone calls instead? I’ll start. Which reminds me.  Carper’s refusal to even consider single payer can be,  what are the words I’m looking […]

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Open Thread For September 11, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 11, 2017 9 Comments

Hmmm, 9-11. 911. Coincidence or…conspiracy? Did DeLuca Try To Pull Another Fast One? I support prevailing wage and recognize the Rethugs’ obsession against it as typical R disdain for allowing anyone but billionaires to make a decent living. However, proposed regulations don’t get posted by accident, especially when Tiny Tony’s pudgy fingerprints are all over […]

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Open Thread For September 10, 2017

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Wilmington Shootings Exacerbated By Lack Of Political Will. Same assholes who throw millions at corporations don’t fund proven ways of preventing violence: But no local or state dollars have been allocated to implement the key component of the CDC roadmap: Use data such as truancy records, emergency room visits and domestic abuse allegations to identify at-risk […]

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Open Thread For September 7, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 7, 2017 16 Comments

Russians Used Facebook To Target Clinton.  Used bots to buy targeted propaganda.  Facebook denied it until…yesterday.  WaPo reporter says it’s the ‘tip of the iceberg’. Trump Deals With D’s.  Dems celebrate. He. Cannot. Be. Trusted. D’s are stepping into the spider’s web. How And Why House Rethug Killed Funding For Climate Satellites.  Cliffs Notes: They […]

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Mo’ Better Dems: John Viola, RD 26

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on September 6, 2017 15 Comments

To paraphrase Larry King, “Look up ‘political hack’ in the Delaware Political Dictionary, and you’ll find a picture of John Viola.” How big a hack? Let’s just start with the fact that he is serving illegally and simultaneously in two different state jobs.  That’s right, he has taken the same career path as ‘Tiny Tony’ […]

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‘I’ll Take Political Potpourri For $800, Alex’

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 5, 2017 10 Comments

1. Pete ‘n Val On the Warpath.  Word on the street is that John Viola is about to lose his Majority Whip post. As well he should. While Andria Viola Bennett might have daddy issues, Pete ‘n Val suffered from daddy/daughter issues.  The tragicomedy of Bennett going off the reservation and killing tax increases led […]

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Open Thread For September 2, 2017

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Report Highlights Blatant Problems at Vaughn Center.  Oberly lays out what must be done.  I don’t think that more than a fraction of his proposals will take effect. If nothing else, Carney knows how to kick the can. And what better time to release the findings than on the Friday before Labor Day? The Dreamers. […]

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Open Thread For September 1, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 1, 2017 13 Comments

ESPN Football Analyst Resigns, Citing ‘Carnage’ Of The Game.  Former NFL player Ed Cunningham says “But the real crux of this is that I just don’t think the game is safe for the brain. To me, it’s unacceptable.” Texas’ Chemical Plants At Risk. This is what happens when you cut all that bureaucratic red tape.  […]

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The Speculative Attorney General Political Thread

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on August 29, 2017 30 Comments
The Speculative Attorney General Political Thread

Because politics abhors a vacuum.  Who do you like? Who do you think will run on both sides?  Who do you want to tout?  This is the place for it. I’ll start. I don’t know who will run, but I do believe that there is one prospective candidate who is clearly the most qualified.  And, […]

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Open Thread For August 27, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on August 27, 2017 20 Comments

Wind Power Making Comeback In Delaware?  Delaware should have been at the forefront of wind power development. Maybe better late than never. Trump Put Pressure On Sessions To Stop Arpaio Prosecution.  Joe had him at ‘birtherism’. Cabinet Member’s Daughter Rips Trump A New One On Transgender Ban. Daughter of Interior Secretary, a veteran herself, calls […]

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Open Thread For August 26, 2017

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‘Sinister’ Sebastian Gorka Gets Walking Papers.  Kelly wanted him out.  He’s out.  Another despicable piece of work. Reports suggest that Kelly revoked Gorka’s security clearance while Gorka was on vacation. ‘Trump’s Flagrant Friday Night News Dump’.  Pardons Arpaio, directs Pentagon to ban transgendered people from military, and shows Gorka the door. About That Transgender Ban…:  […]

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Open Thread For August 25, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on August 25, 2017 3 Comments

Hurricane Harvey Is The Real Deal. Cat 3. Only saving grace might be that it’s a compact storm, so maybe the wind damage will be contained. But, man, that rain looks to be of Biblical proportions. Is CIA Chief Fox Guarding Henhouse?  Trump ally keeping a close eye on Russia investigative unit. Success Of Insurgent […]

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Open Thread For August 19, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on August 19, 2017 4 Comments

By The Time Trump Gets To Phoenix…: A political rally in August after just what went down? Remember, he  thrives on chaos.  I fear this could get real ugly.  He wants those pictures on TV and in social media. Oh, and then there’s Joe Arpaio, who Trump just may pardon. Trump wants violence so he […]

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Open Thread For August 18, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on August 18, 2017 6 Comments

Sen. Corker Diplomatically Says It: Trump Unfit to Be President.  Calls for ‘radical change’ at the White House. I stand by my prediction: Trump will not be President by December 31, 2017. A Double-Secret Vote Dealing With Karen Hartley-Nagle?  I can’t make this up.  NCC Council voted on something dealing with Karen Hartley-Nagle and perhaps […]

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Open Thread For August 16, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on August 16, 2017 32 Comments

Trump Gives Major Boost To White Nationalists.  He just lit a powder keg.  Please, Republicans, remove this threat to our nation. Serial Grifters’ House Up For Sheriff Sale.  Yes we’re talking Charles and Velda Jones Potter. Baltimore Removes Confederate Monuments Overnight.  Celebratory crowd and police shared the moment. Rethugs Dismiss Hearings Requests For Hearings On […]

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Carn(e)y’s New Business Council Gives Company $474 K To Create…Maybe 20 Jobs

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on August 15, 2017 61 Comments

The founder has already had one big success. Which raises this question, among other questions, why the bleep does this company need taxpayer subsidies? The company in question is Prelude Therapeutics, and the founder had previous success with Incyte. If Cerron Cade is to believed, this is extortion money to keep the company from even thinking of […]

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Open Thread For August 15, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on August 15, 2017 0 Comments

Wilmington City Council Routinely Violates Open Meeting Requirements.   Cue sound: Manafort’s $850 Million Deal With Organized Crime Figure And Putin Crony.  Remember, Trump didn’t pull his name out of thin air.  They both were neck-deep in schemes with Russian oligarchs. DOJ Demands 1.3 Million IP Addresses From Websites Protesting Trump.  This isn’t America. Or, this […]

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