Delaware

Open Thread For July 22, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 22, 2017 1 Comment

Trumpcare To Be Brought Down By–Parliamentary Procedure?  Could well be. Financial Assets That Kushner ‘Forgot’ To Disclose.  They’re all crooks.  Sans pardons, they’re all going down. Freedon and Manafort Will Not Testify Next Week As Planned. But Grassley and the disgraceful Dianne Feinstein will go after compiler of Trump dossier.  Someone needs to take out […]

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Open Thread For July 21, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 21, 2017 13 Comments

Trump Considering Pardoning Family and Himself.  Anyone surprised? They’re Also Looking To Undermine Mueller’s Investigation.  Criminals looking to kill criminal investigation.  Rethug response? Crickets. Entire party is a criminal enterprise, or at least acting like one. Carney Vetoes Controversial Charter School Radius Bill.  Seems like for good reasons.  What do our education mavens think? City […]

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Open Thread For July 20, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 20, 2017 6 Comments

Unhinged Trump Throws AG Sessions Under The Bus.  If only he’d known that Sessions wouldn’t be his  criminal co-conspirator, he never would have hired him.  Entire interview is utterly insane. ‘Russia’s Congressman’ Loses Top Aide Due To Russian Connections.  I never envisioned a day when treason was such an everyday possibility. Chris Coons Take Note: […]

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Chris Coons Wants To Make It A Crime To Boycott Israel

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 19, 2017 7 Comments

This demands a thread of its own.  To a large degree, Sen. Chris Coons has always been bought and paid for by AIPAC, the so-called pro-Israeli lobby.  ‘So-called’ b/c they promote the most egregious excesses of Benyamin Netanyahu, the Chris Christie of Israel. Not the Israel that others, including many Jews, envision. However, it never […]

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Open Thread For July 19, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 19, 2017 22 Comments

Sussex Sports Complex Planned.  Before you ask, yes, government money is expected to help pay for this alleged financial windfall.  Raising the obvious question, if it’s such a windfall, why do taxpayers have to underwrite it?  US Military Paying Trump $130K A Month For Rent. In Trump Tower. Agreement was reached in April. Whatever happened […]

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Meet Laura Sturgeon, Candidate For State Senate

Filed in Delaware by on July 18, 2017 19 Comments

Laura Sturgeon will host a meet-and-greet tomorrow, Wednesday, July 19, from 5:30 to 8 pm at Six Paupers, 7465 Lancaster Pike in Hockessin. She is challenging incumbent Greg Lavelle, a most deserving target indeed, in the 4th Senatorial District.  Come find out what she’s all about tomorrow night. After all, if you’ve read this blog […]

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Open Thread For July 18, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 18, 2017 12 Comments

Trumpcare Dead…For Now.  No senator wanted to be the single deciding no. So Senators Lee and Moran jointly announced that they were both no votes. In typical McCain weasel fashion, Arizona’s senior senator then said that the time was right for bipartisan negotiations. Hey, he may be temporarily off of TV, but his words aren’t. […]

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Open Thread For July 17, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 17, 2017 12 Comments

Trump Acted On Fake News To Sanction Qatar. Turns out the United Arab Emirates were behind the fake news. Does Trump have any golf courses there? McCain Could Be Absent From Senate For Awhile Longer.  Seems like a more serious surgery than claimed.  Lindsay Graham will have the cameras all to himself.  I can’t stand […]

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Open Thread For July 16, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 16, 2017 4 Comments

Serious Infighting Over Ogletown Land Deal.  Some of our favorite elected officials sniping at each other. Depressing. Meet Cheryl Stanton: Trump’s Choice To Enforce Federal Wage Laws.  Yes, she’s stiffed the people who clean her house. Perfect. Trumpcare Vote Delayed.  McCain had surgery, will miss at least a week.  Will probably need a couple of […]

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Open Thread For July 15, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 15, 2017 22 Comments

City Council’s Slush Fund. It was easy pickin’s for serial grifter Theo Gregory. I rarely quote from articles, I’d rather have you read them, but this can’t be ignored: In this atmosphere, former Council President Theo Gregory granted nearly $600,000 over four years to Education Voices, Inc. – a nonprofit he founded the month he took office.   […]

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Open Thread For July 14, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 14, 2017 2 Comments

Who Was the 5th Guy At That Meeting?  Yes, there was one. A counter-intelligence Russian guy. Fredon neglected to mention it. Oops he did it again. What’s that? Now it looks like there might have been six people in the meeting… Judge Rules Grandparents Not Barred Under Travel Ban.  Of course, it’s only temporary, but […]

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Open Thread For July 13, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 13, 2017 5 Comments

Wilmington Ethics ‘Watchdog’ Disbanded. Nobody Noticed.  Correction: Those whose ethics were already in the sewer enabled the demise of the agency.  Purzycki’s reconstituting it. Charles Pierce On The Christopher Wray Hearing.  Brings some much-needed context to yesterday’s Kabuki Theatre. Plus, he’s always funny. US Border Officials Lying To Asylum Seekers And Turning Them Away. Hey, […]

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Open Thread For July 12, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 12, 2017 10 Comments

White House & Trump Concocted Phony ‘Orphan’ Cover Story For Fredon Jr..  BTW, they lied. D’s Flip Two Legislative Seats in Oklahoma.  BTW, Okie Rethugs appear to be particularly perverted. The R state rep resigned ‘after two former legislative assistants accused him of sexual harassment’. The R state senator resigned b/c he ‘faces three felony […]

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Mo’ Better Democrats: RD 4

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on July 11, 2017 6 Comments

The Incumbent: Gerald Brady. District Registration: 9024 D; 4548 R; 4347 I. The District:  RD 4 runs from western Wilmington, including Trolley Square and the Flats west through Westover Hills, out past Chestnut Run and almost to Hockessin, with Barley Mill Road and Lancaster Pike as the northernmost boundaries and Faulkland Road as the southernmost […]

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Open Thread For July 11, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 11, 2017 14 Comments

Donnie Jr. Lied Again.  A big lie. He’s not as skilled a liar as his pop. Yet. They’re all going down. Firing of Mueller in 3-2-1? Kushner Pushed For Huge Loan From Qatar. Could this be why Trump is putting the screws to Qatar? Blatant conflicts-of-interests everywhere. 666 y’all. Rare Good News For Consumers. Federal […]

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Open Thread For July 7, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 7, 2017 2 Comments

Could It Be…Sater?  Trump’s Russia money man is cooperating with the Feds. Sad. Astra Zeneca Selling Campus.  All the better to head for the exits, my dear. The Cuomo For President Boomlet Has Begun. Just what we need. A neo-Clintonesque presidency. Denn Joins Robocall Opponents. For all the good it will do. Whatever happened to […]

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Open Thread For July 6, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 6, 2017 7 Comments

Hobby Lobby Busted! For smuggling Iraqi artifacts into America. You may remember Hobby Lobby for refusing to provide contraceptive coverage b/c of the devout religious beliefs of its owners. We now know that said beliefs don’t apply to “Thou Shalt Not Steal”. Here’s Where The Artifacts Were Headed. A ‘Bible Museum’ that Hobby Lobby is […]

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Delaware finally has a budget. Now let’s consolidate the schools

Filed in Delaware, Education by on July 5, 2017 5 Comments

Saving money isn’t the only reason consolidating Delaware’s 19 school districts makes sense.

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Nicole Poore Rides The Gravy Train At Public’s Expense

Filed in Delaware by on July 4, 2017 11 Comments

Been poring through the Budget and Grants-In-Aid bills.  My, uh, patriotic duty. There’s a category under Grants-In-Aid entitled ‘Disabled/Health/Labor’.  Total appropriations under this line are $2,890,641.  That’s for 40 agencies, if my count is correct. One agency’s take dwarfed what any other agency got.  Wanna guess? That’s right. Direct from the Grants-In-Aid bill: Jobs For […]

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BREAKING: Delaware Will Not Turn Over Voter Information…

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 3, 2017 20 Comments

…to Donald Trump’s phony voter fraud commission, which is itself the only fraud being perpetrated here: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2017/07/03/delaware-wont-hand-over-voter-roll-data-white-house-commission/447656001/ I really liked Jeff Bullock’s response: “Delaware has a long history of running fair and efficient elections open to all qualified voters. We should not be a part of any effort to turn back the clock on the progress […]

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Utterly Pathetic.

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

Congratulations, Andria. You now have a budget w/o income tax increases, even on Delaware’s wealthiest.  Please leave. Yes, the General Assembly has a budget, another smoke and mirrors kick the can down the road budget. A combination of sin tax increases and realty transfer tax increases.  Personal income taxes couldn’t be considered b/c Bennett’s no […]

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Breaking: JFC Restores Grants-In-Aid Funding

Filed in Delaware by on July 2, 2017 5 Comments

Well, 80% of that funding, according to WDEL.  They couldn’t have done that if they didn’t have good reason to believe that some sort of deal has been struck. Meaning that, at least as far as grants-in-aid are concerned, some sort of deal has been struck.

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Open Thread For July 2, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 2, 2017 0 Comments

Pope Ousts Leading Conservative Ideologue From Top Vatican Position.  He’s kinda like a reverse Trump. What’s Showing Up At Your Fave Grocery Store. After all, sriracha is so 2016.  Looks like Korean is in. Also chocolate covered chickpeas and lotsa other weird stuff. Learn to pronounce gochujang. American Taliban-Science Edition. Oh, There’s Also This. Plus […]

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Open Thread For July 1, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 1, 2017 5 Comments

UK Cyber Expert Tells How He Was Drawn Into the Hillary E-Mail Hacks By Peter Smith.  Shit’s real, folks, and Smith is only one degree away from collusion with the Trump campaign.  Flynn, Bannon, and Conway.  Wanna bet that they placed ethics and morality above political expediency? Me neither. Oh, and speaking of those Delaware […]

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Fri., June 30, 2017

Filed in Delaware by on June 30, 2017 0 Comments

A Long Day’s Journey Into Night Into Day Into…? Hey, don’t look at me. I don’t know what’s gonna happen.  Here’s what I know. What happened yesterday was political theatre.  One bill would have both restored grants-in-aid cuts and raised taxes. Why? Because the two are intertwined. The BS from Rethuglicans Simpson and Lavelle crying […]

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