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DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update – Christie promises to do to America what he did to New Jersey

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DL GOP Fantasy Pool Update – Christie promises to do to America what he did to New Jersey

Christie informs GOP primary voters that HE ALONE can tell the hard truths, ruffle feathers, and make the beltway Pharisees gnash their teeth with dread by speaking bluntly about how poor people have too much money and rich people, not enough. He is ready to lay some straight talk on the people and if they don’t like his version of straight talk – they are probably residents of New Jersey who are so familiar with the real world impact of all of Christie’s daring candor.

Anyway, if you are a glutton for punishment (at or about the same level that Christie is a glutton for donuts) watch this nausea inducing video:

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [6.30.15]

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Comes the "Kathleen."

Comes the “Kathleen” by Mike Mahaffie on Flickr.

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Monday Open Thread [6.29.15]

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Monday Open Thread [6.29.15]

I’m back from vacation, and it looks like my 10 day departure from political world were ten days of great political consequence that forever made this country a more progressive place. The lesson here is that I should go on vacation more often.

Ed Kilgore at the Washington Monthly:

It would be hard to identify a recent day in the more saturated with “history” than Friday, June 26. You had an epochal marriage equality decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, still echoing from its decision the day before rejecting what could have been a traumatic and politically overwhelming challenge to the Affordable Care Act. down in Charleston, the President of the United States–you know, that secular socialist–delivered a eulogy at the funeral of slain pastor/politician Clementa Pinckney that (I can assure you from my correspondence) made cold-blooded political analysts weep and atheists murmur the lyrics to Amazing Grace.

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Chris Bullock announces for Lt. Gov

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Chris Bullock announces for Lt. Gov

Bullock claims the first mover advantage. If Copeland really is letting the Teabags run (and lose) statewide to send some kind of message, the Dem primary is basically the election.

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The NJ is taking Lafferty seriously…is Copeland?

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The NJ is taking Lafferty seriously…is Copeland?

Is throwing the Gov’s race a sign that Charlie Copeland is willing to keep his powder dry for yet another statewide election? Is he going allow the teabags to run “a real conservative” and fall on their faces (again)? If that is the plan, he is more a much more cagey tactician than I’ve ever given him credit for.

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Monday Daily Delawhere [6.29.15]

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This photo is from the wonderful photography of Nick McNevich. McNevich’s work was recently featured in the News Journal. McNevich is also part of the CreateInWilm Facebook community, which is a cooperative group of artists, photographers, and craftspeople dedicated to bringing change to the city of Wilmington through art and expression.

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [6.28.15]

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This photo is from the wonderful photography of Nick McNevich. McNevich’s work was recently featured in the News Journal. McNevich is also part of the CreateInWilm Facebook community, which is a cooperative group of artists, photographers, and craftspeople dedicated to bringing change to the city of Wilmington through art and expression.

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Saturday Open Thread [6.27.15]

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Saturday Open Thread [6.27.15]

Seriously? Multiple choice Mitt is reported by the WaPo to be gathering his team to get into the Presidential race for 2016.

In the conversations, Romney said he is intent on running to the right of Bush, who also is working vigorously to court donors and other party establishment figures for a 2016 bid. Romney has tried to assure conservatives that he shares their views on immigration and tax policy — and that should he enter the race, he will not forsake party orthodoxy.

To the RIGHT of Jeb Bush. As if that part of the Clown Car isn’t already overflowing.

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [6.27.15]

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This photo is from the wonderful photography of Nick McNevich. McNevich’s work was recently featured in the News Journal. McNevich is also part of the CreateInWilm Facebook community, which is a cooperative group of artists, photographers, and craftspeople dedicated to bringing change to the city of Wilmington through art and expression.

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Scott Walker’s Wingnut Extortion Plan

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Scott Walker’s Wingnut Extortion Plan

Scott Walker is threatening to NOT run for President, unless he can extort $100 grand from a bunch of suckers by June 30th.

Jason,

As you know, I am nearing a decision about whether to seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States, but a decision this important takes time … and money.

Whether I run will depend on the support I receive from conservatives like you during this crucial decision-making process. To that end, we have set an ambitious goal…

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Friday Open Thread [6.26.15]

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Friday Open Thread [6.26.15]

President Obama delivered an emotional and powerful eulogy at the funeral service for Reverend Clementa Pinckney this afternoon. If you haven’t had the chance to see this magnificent and compassionate eulogy, sit down and see it now and see it until the end:

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BREAKING: Gay Marriage Is Legal!

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BREAKING: Gay Marriage Is Legal!

The Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s ruling on Friday means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.

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*knock, knock* I have a cardiac arrest warrant with Antonin Scalia’s name on it

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*knock, knock*  I have a cardiac arrest warrant with Antonin Scalia’s name on it

46 years ago tomorrow, the Stonewall riots “transform the gay rights movement from one limited to a small number of activists into a widespread protest for equal rights and acceptance.” America! Fuck Yeah! Bringing down the flag of Southern Traitors and raising up the Rainbow Flag of tolerance. By all indications the Supreme Court of […]

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Friday Daily Delawhere [6.26.15]

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This photo is from the wonderful photography of Nick McNevich. McNevich’s work was recently featured in the News Journal. McNevich is also part of the CreateInWilm Facebook community, which is a cooperative group of artists, photographers, and craftspeople dedicated to bringing change to the city of Wilmington through art and expression.

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Thursday Open Thread [6.25.15]

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Thursday Open Thread [6.25.15]

The coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is one of America’s greatest wilderness. This area is the birthing and nursing ground for the Porcupine Caribou Herd, on which the Gwich’in people who are native to this region have depended for millennia. In their language, they call this land “The Sacred Place […]

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ACA Subsidies Upheld 6-3

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ACA Subsidies Upheld 6-3

Suck it, you Teabags.

WASHINGTON –The still-controversial but increasingly sturdy Affordable Care Act survived a major challenge Thursday as the Supreme Court rejected claims that could have dismantled the health care plan.

The court ruled 6-3 against four Virginia plaintiffs who had insisted that federal subsidies offered to offset the cost of health insurance purchased on a federal exchange operated on behalf of 34 states, including Texas, were illegal.

This utterly fraudulent, purely political case should never had made it this far.

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Bernie Sanders packs thousands into a Denver gymnasium

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Bernie Sanders packs thousands into a Denver gymnasium

Sanders is catching fire. My takeaways below:

Bernie Sanders, who’s emerged as Hillary Rodham Clinton’s chief rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, drew an estimated crowd of more than 5,000 people to the University of Denver on Saturday night for what appeared to be one of the largest political rallies of the 2016 cycle.

Sanders, the self-described democratic socialist senator from Vermont, delivered a fiery speech in a packed university gymnasium, where he decried the greed of the billionaire class, saying it is “destroying this nation.” Besides the more than 3,000 people in the gym, others listened in an adjacent atrium.

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Thursday Daily Delawhere [6.25.15]

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This photo is from the wonderful photography of Nick McNevich. McNevich’s work was recently featured in the News Journal. McNevich is also part of the CreateInWilm Facebook community, which is a cooperative group of artists, photographers, and craftspeople dedicated to bringing change to the city of Wilmington through art and expression.

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Wednesday Open Thread [6.24.15]

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Wednesday Open Thread [6.24.15]

I miss DD. Some crazy shit probably went down. Republicans, and Delaware’s Senators, acting like a-holes. Poll results and such. Ted Cruz is a freak show. I sure hope he is the Republican nominee.

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [6.24.15]

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This photo is from the wonderful photography of Nick McNevich. McNevich’s work was recently featured in the News Journal. McNevich is also part of the CreateInWilm Facebook community, which is a cooperative group of artists, photographers, and craftspeople dedicated to bringing change to the city of Wilmington through art and expression.

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Good bye and good riddance to the rebel flag

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Good bye and good riddance to the rebel flag

As a child of the 70’s I have to admit that I’m a little surprised at how quickly and completely the rebel flag seems to be falling into the same untouchable category as the swastika. I didn’t think we’d see the demise of the stars and bars in my lifetime. It has always been venerated by particularly showy and repugnant southern racists, but it has also been something else.

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Tueday Open Thread [6.23.15]

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Tueday Open Thread [6.23.15]

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [6.23.15]

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This photo is from the wonderful photography of Nick McNevich. McNevich’s work was recently featured in the News Journal. McNevich is also part of the CreateInWilm Facebook community, which is a cooperative group of artists, photographers, and craftspeople dedicated to bringing change to the city of Wilmington through art and expression.

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Monday Open Thread [6.22.15]

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Monday Open Thread [6.22.15]

Can we please stop pretending that the modern GOP isn’t a racist organization?

The leader of a white nationalist group cited in a chilling manifesto apparently written by the suspect in last week’s massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina donated thousands of dollars to Republican presidential candidates, campaign finance records show.

The Guardian late Sunday first reported that Earl Holt III, the president of the Council of Concerned Citizens, donated to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).

The Council of Concerned Citizens is a white nationalist group based in St. Louis, Missouri

This current southern iteration of the Republican party is racist. Period. It is the Nixonian/Lee Atwater/southern strategy/ party of white grievances BY DESIGN. It doesn’t try to conceal or deny it, so why does the media pretend it isn’t?

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Monday Daily Delawhere [6.22.15]

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This photo is from the wonderful photography of Nick McNevich. McNevich’s work was recently featured in the News Journal. McNevich is also part of the CreateInWilm Facebook community, which is a cooperative group of artists, photographers, and craftspeople dedicated to bringing change to the city of Wilmington through art and expression.

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