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Delaware Political Weekly: November 10-16, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 17, 2017 6 Comments

1. D Primary In RD 12? Looks that way. I wrote about Rachel Blumenfeld’s candidacy three weeks ago. It now appears that there will be another D challenger.  Her name is Krista Griffith and, like Blumenfeld, she appears to be a quality candidate. She is currently the Vice President of the Down Syndrome Association of […]

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Open Thread Nov. 16: County Council Clown Show

Filed in Delaware, National, Open Thread by on November 16, 2017 11 Comments

The News Journal is too busy dredging up the Capano case (it’s an anniversary thing) to bother covering New Castle County Council, but WDEL was there for an epic meltdown by council President Karen Hartley-Nagle when she was stripped of her last committee assignment by a vote of council. The back-and-forth with Councilman George Smiley […]

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Will Joe Give It a Go? I Say No

Filed in Delaware, National by on November 13, 2017 2 Comments

A lot of people think Joe Biden is going to gird his loins for presidential battle one last time in 2020. He’s out peddling his new memoir, “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose,” and dropping lots of hints that he wishes he had run in 2016. As I noted this morning, […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: November 3-9, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 10, 2017 31 Comments

1. Who’s In, Out, Or Otherwise In AG’s Race. D’s:  Tim Mullaney: In Sen. Bryan Townsend: Out Rep. Sean Lynn: Likely In Chris Johnson: Likely In Charles Oberly: Considering, but will not be in race if Jennings runs Kathleen Jennings: Considering, but will not be in race if Oberly runs Ian McConnel: Was thought to […]

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BREAKING: Townsend Will Not Seek AG Nomination, Will Run For Reelection To State Senate

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 9, 2017 5 Comments

State Senator Bryan Townsend stated today that he plans to seek reelection to the State Senate instead of mounting a race for Delaware Attorney General. Two D’s who might seek to appeal to progressives are considering the race and will likely decide in the next few weeks.  State Rep. Sean Lynn appears poised to run […]

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“Our State Has Decided to Allow Our Children to Become Transgenders”

Filed in Delaware, Education by on November 8, 2017 13 Comments
“Our State Has Decided to Allow Our Children to Become Transgenders”

That’s the opinion of one man, anyway, State Rep. Rich Collins, R-Bedrock, who vows not to let it happen on his watch. WXDE’s Rob Petree, who interviewed Collins, cited the policies at issue, including rules that “school districts and charter schools would be required to work with students and families on providing access to locker […]

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Tom Neuberger Running For AG

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 8, 2017 18 Comments

Cites Tim Mullaney’s background, calls him dangerous: “I represented various people who wore the wire for the FBI back during the years when Tim Mullaney was the county attorney for New Castle County during the first [Tom] Gordon and [Sherry] Freebery administration–that’s when the county was buffeted by FBI investigations, federal corruption charges, criminal proceedings, […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 3, 2017 9 Comments

1. The Emergence Of Tizzy Lockman.  Her candidacy for the 3rd Senatorial Seat currently held by Bob Marshall has become a rallying cry for grassroots activists.  Notable not only for the candidate herself, but for the framework created by Network Delaware to facilitate her candidacy.  Along with Rachel Blumenfeld and Laura Sturgeon, there are some […]

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Opponents Play Rope-A-Dope On Marijuana Legalization

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 2, 2017 7 Comments

Cutting red tape for business only extends to providing get-out-of-jail-free cards to serial polluters, not to assisting proponents of creating a new revenue source. Gee, who didn’t see this coming? From the linked News-Journal story: “We’re pleased more time will be allotted,” said Cathy Rossi, vice president of public and government affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “The […]

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Delaware Facilitates Money Laundering To Balance Its Budget

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 1, 2017 9 Comments

First, go read the News Journal article on how Paul Manafort used Delaware’s LLC and corporate law to launder tens of millions of dollars from the Ukraine. Yep, we balance our budget by enabling criminal behavior and, more specifically, the evasion of criminal behavior. In this case, at least nine Delaware LLC’s formed for the […]

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Won’t Someone Think of the Children?

Filed in Delaware, Education by on October 31, 2017 11 Comments

Wilmington City Council has been a backwater of favoritism and incompetence for so long that most of us ignore it, so it was easy to think it would molder out of sight forever. Apparently it won’t. Wilmington’s budget has been shrinking, making less money available for the minor, street-level, hire-my-relative corruption council specializes in. That […]

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RIP: Roger A. Martin

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 31, 2017 4 Comments

Noted author/historian and perhaps less-noted State Senator Roger A. Martin passed away last Thursday. He has been hailed as an historian who traced the history of Delaware through the succession of its governors. As a State Senator, Roger struck me as a man out of time.  It was as if he viewed the Senate through […]

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Network Delaware Flexes Its Political Muscles In SD3

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 30, 2017 20 Comments

Elizabeth ‘Tizzy’ Lockman. Remember the name. She is running for Bob Marshall’s seat in SD 3.  She is the first candidate to emerge from Network Delaware’s grassroots efforts. She is a candidate who does not appear to be someone who was obsessed with being involved in politics, in stark contrast to Jordan Hines, who has […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: October 20-26, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on October 27, 2017 1 Comment

1. Rachel Blumenfeld To Challenge Deborah Hudson in RD 12. She’s a great candidate. An English Special Education Teacher in Delaware’s public schools.  Here is a Delaware Voices piece she wrote about the need for reading specialists. While her campaign is  geared up and ready to go (they’re doing canvasses already!), she officially kicks off […]

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Mo’ Better Democrats: RD 7

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on October 26, 2017 22 Comments

The incumbent: Bryon Short. The district:  The 7th RD encompasses some of the more Democratic areas of Brandywine Hundred. The district includes the Ardens, much of Claymont, Radnor Green, Ashbourne Hills,  Holiday Hills, Graylyn Crest and Darley Woods, among other communities.  The current registration is 8289 D; 4482 R; and 4203 I. Almost, but not […]

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Open Thread For October 25, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 25, 2017 10 Comments

Taxpayer-Funded Police Slush Fund Under Investigation.  Talk about a bare-bones story. Maybe it’s all that Randall Chase could glean from the cops.  Which would be par for the course.  Guess who they’ve got investigating it? A former state cop.  This entire story highlights the cozy relationship the police have with government. And your money. Senate […]

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Open Thread For October 24, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 24, 2017 18 Comments

Delaware City Man Charged With Hate Crime.  Good news? The (alleged) hater of Muslims had to surrender his guns. Bad news? He’s been released on bail. The Corporate Enabling Of Bill O’Reilly…And Other Serial Sexual Predators.  I don’t give a bleep what company it is–if they create an atmosphere that promotes sexual misconduct, they need […]

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Open Thread For October 23, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 23, 2017 19 Comments

Rethugs Sabotage Congressional Russia Investigations.  They are a criminal enterprise. They’re just doing what criminals do. McCain Attacks Trump’s ‘Bone Spur’ Deferments. How King Cheet-O avoided military service. Report: Secrecy Surrounds Delaware Prison Healthcare. Delaware’s response?: Some questions were only ‘yes’ and ‘no’, doesn’t provide for nuance, blahblahblah. Let’s be honest. Delaware contracts out healthcare […]

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Open Thread For October 22, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 22, 2017 14 Comments

Fox Paid $32 Mill To One Of O’Reilly’s Victims, Then Paid O’Reilly $25 Mill. The cost of doing business with a sexual predator. Bottom line: They knew he was a predator when they paid him $25 mill. It’s about time that all of these predators get what they deserve–including reputations in tatters. Hopefully along with […]

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Open Thread For October 21, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 21, 2017 4 Comments

Four-Star General Is Four-Star Liar. I mean, Kelly really lied. Got caught and got called out on it. It’s easy when you’re acting that dismissive about a black legislator.  He, of course, won’t apologize. And that Sarah Hucksterbee Sanders claims it’s ‘highly inappropriate’ to get in a debate with a four-star general.  Sarah? It’s not […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: October 13-19, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on October 20, 2017 7 Comments

Let’s start out with the obvious. This won’t be weekly for awhile. But there was plenty of news this week, so let’s go through it. 1. Mullaney To Run For AG. Former Deputy AG Tim Mullaney, former top administrator to NCC Executive Tom Gordon, currently…‘director of labor services for the National Fraternal Order of Police’. […]

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Open Thread For October 20, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 20, 2017 0 Comments

General Kelly: Trump ‘Bravely’ Picked Up The Phone. The article does a great job of pointing out how phony and two-faced Trump and his enablers were on this. Including Kelly. Back In The Real World, Rethugs Pave Way For Tax Giveaway To The Rich.  They are a criminal enterprise, wholly owned by the Koch Brothers. […]

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Open Thread For October 17, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 17, 2017 1 Comment

Trump Caught Lying About Presidents And Dead Soldiers. He then mused about how talking to the families is the hardest part of his job.  Raise your hands if you think he’s ever consoled any Gold Star family. Does anyone think he personally wrote letters to the families?  A sociopathic narcissist. BREAKING: Trump’s Drug Czar Nominee […]

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Open Thread For October 14, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 14, 2017 2 Comments

Manafort Had Serious Russian Money Behind Him.  At least $60 mill from one Russian oligarch. Explain to me how Donald Trump identified this Russian operative as the person to run his campaign? Anybody? Roy Moore: Lyin’ For The Lord.  More like ‘lyin’ for the loot’. How this man who did not take a ‘regular’ salary […]

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Open Thread For October 13, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on October 13, 2017 13 Comments

Trump Aims To Kill Obamacare.  He might as well be Putin, the way he’s sowing chaos in this country. What he did yesterday defines the term ‘sowing chaos’. Oh, and finding a way to pay for his tax cuts for the filthy rich: President Trump will scrap subsidies to health insurance companies that help pay […]

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