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Democrats cruisin’ for another bruisin’

Filed in National by on April 24, 2017 13 Comments

A lot of talk about the old Dem circular firing squad forming up. Good times. Here is what professional DC Democrats and Clintonites, and frauds like John Carney still don’t get. No progressive (or “Bernie Bro” if you want to try and be disparaging) is going to be scolded back into the Democratic Party as […]

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Carney’s “Shared Sacrifice” is a transparent sham

Filed in National by on April 23, 2017 5 Comments
Carney’s “Shared Sacrifice” is a transparent sham

Delaware United breaks down the utter fraudulence of Carney’s claims that any “sacrifice” in his proposes budget is going to be “shared”. . Our Governor is proposing a budget that is a matter of, and I quote, “shared sacrifice.” He says that to deal with our $395 million state deficit, we all must sacrifice more […]

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Is someone paying off Lumpy Carson?

Filed in National by on April 23, 2017 4 Comments
Is someone paying off Lumpy Carson?

Correct me if I’m wrong, but it looks like Carson’s HB115 and 116 are entirely about bailing out a dying business that isn’t even in his district. Nobody (other than Carson, Ennis, Bushweller, Lawson, Bennett, Outten, Spiegelman and Yearick) wants to invest in retail right now. But they want to invest your tax money so […]

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April 21, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, National by on April 21, 2017 4 Comments

Another Shuttered Golf Course, More NIMBY.  I’ve been around so long that I know both sides’ arguments by heart. Wilmington Riverfront Part Deux?:  I’m pretty encouraged by this–as long as it doesn’t lead to further gentrification, which it could well do. Trump Stumps for Le Pen: I worry that he could be right. So Does […]

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April 20, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, National by on April 20, 2017 14 Comments

Bill-o Gone-o: An In-Depth Analysis from the Atlantic.  BTW, kids, and think this through.  Isn’t replacing Sean Spicer with Bill O’Reilly the ultimate Trumpian move? I think it’s gonna happen. Whaddayathink? Carney’s Marijuana Forum.  Reading between the lines, I think Carney is doing this just for show.  Prove me wrong, John. Exxon Seeks Waiver for […]

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What I’ve been up to…

Filed in National by on April 19, 2017 4 Comments
What I’ve been up to…

That’s a picture of a wall I did in my house with whitewashed reclaimed wood. It is part of a bigger project I’m calling “starting a reclaimed wood business”. Here is a link to the website.  It is still pretty rough and about two weeks from going fully live. I’ve spent about $7,000 on this […]

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April 19, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, National by on April 19, 2017 0 Comments

Has Anybody Here Seen Our Mighty Armada? Has Anybody Here Seen the Federal Prosecutor…ANY Federal Prosecutor? Dover City Elections: These are great bench building blocks.  Is the Kent County or State D Party Engaged? Shit Just Got Real. First DREAMer Deported.  Illegally, It Seems. Ivanka Dines With Chinese. Gets Trademark Deal:  Was the Emoluments Clause […]

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Yes, The Clinton Campaign Was Every Bit As Bad As You Thought It Was. Actually, Even WORSE

Filed in Featured, National by on April 18, 2017 42 Comments

What a recipe for political success.  Decide from the very beginning of your campaign that you will make no appeal to white voters. Then stick to your plan.  That was just one of the disastrous mistakes made by the Clinton campaign. 2016 was just like 2008 all over again, except with a candidate 8 years […]

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April 17, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, National by on April 17, 2017 2 Comments

United Does It Again.  Boots Newlyweds off Half-Full Plane Trump Seeks and Receives Industry Advice on Gutting Environmental and Labor Protections Delaware Nursing Homes Turn Backs on Medicaid Recipients More Blatant Trump Fox Guarding Henhouse Appointees Liar. Liar, Hair on Fire: Hair Forensic Analysis Not All That “Nobody’s Got to Use the Internet”.

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Easter Sunday Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on April 16, 2017 0 Comments

DELDOT Suing DuPont, others, for bridge repair costs. Can’t ANYBODY at DNREC collect a fine from a serial polluter? Trump Fox Guarding Henhouse Part I Trump Fox Guarding Henhouse Part II Trump Fox Guarding Henhouse Part III Best. Gubernatorial. Veto. Ever.  

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Oh, Sean Spicer

Filed in National by on April 12, 2017 7 Comments
Oh, Sean Spicer

Sean Spicer’s Hitler comments as HBO’s VEEP credits.

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Could Be Curtains For O’Reilly

Filed in National by on April 11, 2017 3 Comments

Suddenly announces he’s going on vacation. Claims he’d been planning a vacation long before the NYTimes story was published. However, New York Magazine claims that his fate is very much in doubt: Embattled Fox News host Bill O’Reilly announced tonight that he is taking a vacation. O’Reilly’s decision to go off the air in the midst […]

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Early K-4 Results Promising…

Filed in National by on April 11, 2017 12 Comments

I mean, real promising.  At least in early voting and absentee voting, the D is not only outperforming the registration figures by huge margins, he is doing well enough to win the district if the day of election vote totals do only about 2/3rds as well. I know it’s early, but the early results are […]

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Anti-Gay Zealot Resurfaces in Trump Administration

Filed in Featured, National by on April 11, 2017 1 Comment

Pro Publica (you really should contribute since it’s journalism that makes a difference), posted this story about an anti-gay obsessive from the Bush years who shipped suspected gays out from his agency, and who has resurfaced as a Trump appointee: It was one of the uglier scandals of the Bush administration: Top officials at an […]

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Hey there!

Filed in National by on April 10, 2017 4 Comments
Hey there!

I haven’t been around much and I don’t know how much I’m going to be a round for a while. I love the blog and love all of you, but I also just left a cushy job that was easy and gave me a lot of time to blog. Now I’m in the sink or swim world putting bread on the table and it has occupied all of my time. (In terms of finding something that can focus your mind, I highly recommend panic.)

Thank’s to Nemski and El Som for keeping it going. I think there is a pressing need for DelawareLiberal in the media landscape of this state. Whatever happens I hope it goes on and on and the tens of commenters keep commenting, and thousands of lurkers keep lurking.

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Trump’s Love of Putin Knows No Bounds

Filed in National by on April 7, 2017 17 Comments
Trump’s Love of Putin Knows No Bounds

The Republican President attacked Syria last night, but not until he gave a heads-up to his boss, Putin.

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Lawson and Bonini Vie To See Who Is A Bigger Piece of Shit

Filed in National by on April 6, 2017 53 Comments
Lawson and Bonini Vie To See Who Is A Bigger Piece of Shit

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Delaware Republican Party. (Remember these are the despicable pieces of shit that Carney wants to work with.)

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April 6, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in National by on April 6, 2017 3 Comments
April 6, 2017 Open Thread

Thursday power line vote could cost Delaware for years; Possible double shooting in Wilmington investigated; Conflicting testimony: A blow-by-blow of testimony vs. evidence in the Amy Joyner-Francis trial so far; Auto insurance companies block new regulations in Dover

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Is Serial Sexual Predator Bill O’Reilly Going Down?

Filed in National by on April 4, 2017 8 Comments

Could be.  Following a NYTimes report that O’Reilly has paid out $13 mill (and counting) to settle sexual harassment claims, advertisers are bailing out of his show. En Masse: At least 15 companies have pulled advertising from Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” after revelations that several women have accused host Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment. Following […]

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Occasional Words From The Resistance…

Filed in National by on April 4, 2017 5 Comments

…from the desk of RE Vanella

THIS MONOPHONIC MICROGROOVE RECORDING IS PLAYABLE ON MONOPHONIC AND STEREO PHOTOGRAPHS. IT CANNOT BECOME OBSOLETE. IT WILL CONTINUE TO BE A SOURCE OF OUTSTANDING SOUND REPRODUCTION, PROVIDING THE FINEST MONOPHONIC PERFORMANCE FROM ANY PHOTOGRAPH.

–Endorsement on Rubber Soul, The Beatles, Capitol Records, Inc. 1965.

I wanted to share something today as a celebration of sorts. We won yesterday. Coons held his nerve. The fact that his remarks were politically measured is irrelevant. Let me be perfectly clear, I fully expect Neil Gorsuch to be the next Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court. That’s also irrelevant.

We showed some spirit. That’s promising because we’re going to need to do that about every two weeks into the foreseeable future. As you may have noticed yesterday, in this space but buried deep in the Third Circle of the comments section, I’m already onto Carney re: HB 110. Fuck it, I say every Democrat and Independent in the US Congress run a total blockade until they pass Medicaid for all. We’re going lose all these, but we’re going to show some bloody pride. Real pride. Not for Twitter or TV.

So, anyway, last week I submitted an Op-Ed that didn’t get published (aka., rejected without comment) in support of this last little scrap. I’ll share it with you all. Be a glutton for punishment. Revel in it. It’s character building.

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Coons to Support Filibuster

Filed in Delaware, National by on April 3, 2017 11 Comments
Coons to Support Filibuster

Coons to support the filibuster of Gorusch. BTW, Chris, you don’t get extra credit for finally doing your job.

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It’s Call Chris Coons Week

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on April 3, 2017 5 Comments

Delaware’s Senator Chris Coons could well hold the key to the success or failure of the filibuster against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.  He could determine whether the nominee of an illegitimate president will occupy the seat that was stolen from Merrick Garland by Rethuggery.  Coons, of course, is wavering. (“They call me the Waverer, […]

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Cranky Old A-Hole Vies for New Castle Pres.

Filed in National by on April 2, 2017 11 Comments
Cranky Old A-Hole Vies for New Castle Pres.

I guess it was bound to happen. The cranky old a-holes feel empowered and disinhibited about running on racist themes thanks to Trump’s win. In spite of the click bait-y header (Meet Delaware’s Donald Trump: John Di Mondi), this News Journal piece by Xerxes Wilson does a fairly good job not turning John Di Mondi […]

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More Tippy Goodness – Pete Schwartzkopf to hang up his holster?

Filed in National by on April 1, 2017 2 Comments
More Tippy Goodness – Pete Schwartzkopf to hang up his holster?

People are saying that Pete will not run again.  According to the indirect source, Pete didn’t like campaigning in either the primary or general election.  If that’s true, Don Peterson is a hero. I agree with the tipster. Don Peterson was already my hero for undertaking to expose Pete Schwartzkopf. If Pete quits because he […]

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Campaigns don’t start with a three county tour…

Filed in National by on March 31, 2017 12 Comments
Campaigns don’t start with a three county tour…

…they start with a tip to the DL tipline.

A person close to Simpler says that he is NOT running for treasurer in 2018. And that he does plan on running against Carney for governor in 2020.

Also – I’ve heard that if Simpler doesn’t run for Tres. look for Kathy McGuiness to run for that office. Could Ken be so generous as to give Park City a running start? Simpler is rumored to be a big supporter of KMcG and in looking at her facebook page, she’s planning on running for something.

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