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WDEL TO HOST SD10 SPECIAL DEBATE

Filed in National by on January 24, 2017 2 Comments
WDEL TO HOST SD10 SPECIAL DEBATE

(Wilmington, Del.) – WDEL (101.7FM/1150AM/WDEL.com) will present a debate between the candidates in the upcoming special election in the Delaware Senate 10th district on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at Middletown High School. Democrat Stephanie Hansen, Republican John Marino and Libertarian Party candidate Joseph Lanzendorfer have agreed to participate.

WDEL’s Allan Loudell will be the moderator of the one-hour broadcast. The public is invited to attend the debate. Admission will be on a first-come, firstserved basis. The date for the election has not yet been set by the Delaware State Senate.

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#WhyIMarch

Filed in National by on January 24, 2017 17 Comments
#WhyIMarch

Oh!!!!! The Women’s March was stupid because you, personally, have not felt oppressed — so it’s obviously just a fake problem made up by whiny millennial babies having a tantrum because we are sore losers? Cool. But guess what? I don’t know anyone killed by a drunk driver, so that must also be a fake […]

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Keystone and Dakota Access Are Back In Play

Filed in National by on January 24, 2017 0 Comments
Keystone and Dakota Access Are Back In Play

Trump plans to sign two executive actions on Tuesday to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

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Donald Trump is demented — and I mean that literally

Filed in National by on January 24, 2017 65 Comments
Donald Trump is demented — and I mean that literally

Psychoanalyzing Donald Trump has been an all-American parlor game for going on 18 months now, but I think we may be asking the wrong question — or, perhaps, viewing it through the wrong frame. I don’t think he is mentally ill.

Yes, there’s ample evidence of Trump’s narcissism, paranoia, verminophobia, racism, and misogyny, along with a grab-bag of minor personality quirks. But most people are missing the obvious signs of a potential health problem that, I believe, renders him mentally unfit to carry out the duties of the office.

I strongly suspect Donald Trump suffers from dementia.

This idea is not new. It was floated as far back as October 2015, when Steve King assembled evidence at Death and Taxes.

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Ask DL: Where should liberals do their banking?

Filed in National by on January 23, 2017 1 Comment
Ask DL: Where should liberals do their banking?

This came in over the tip-line.

I live in the “currently” unhinged and Republican stronghold state of Texas but if the turnout for Saturday’s Women’s March is a barometer, hopefully we can change that sooner than later even with gerrymandering.

That said, I would like to move my deposited money from BOA, headquartered in one of the most politically regressive states in the country, at least in my opinion, to one that reflects Liberal values. If you have any information as to how anyone on your blog has searched for such a financial institution, would you kindly share?

Thanks for the consideration,

William in Austin

This is a question that comes up from time to time because I think we all recoil at the thought of propping up the very companies that are robbing America blind.

My gut reaction is to advise moving your money to a credit union. They are locally owned and not under the gun to make quarterly profit numbers. But there must be a bank that has a national ATMs network and isn’t straight up evil.

New Resources Bank is Bcorp certified, so that might be a contender. Similarly, Sunrise Bank out of St Paul Minnesoata is Bcorp approved.

Does anyone have any experiences with any of these? Any other recommendations.

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What have you done today to resist Trump?

Filed in National by on January 23, 2017 31 Comments
What have you done today to resist Trump?

If the answer to that question is “I’ve commented on blogs” that isn’t enough. You also need to Call Chris Coons and tell him to vote no on Tillerson for Sec of State.

WILMINGTON
Phone: (302) 573-6345

DOVER
Phone: (302)736-5601
Toll-Free (877) 668-3368

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Phone:(202) 224-5042

We need to keep constant pressure on Coons and Carper to resist Trump. They will fold and support Trump as soon as they think the coast is clear. This call script is from thesixtyfive.org, but you know how this works.

My goal for this post is 10 calls to Coons on this issue. Let me know in the comments if (when?) you called.

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Network Delaware Kick-Off

Filed in National by on January 23, 2017 3 Comments
Network Delaware Kick-Off

The election of Trump has given birth to untold scores of activists and countless new grassroots organizations.   Here is a good one – Network Delaware.  It is the legacy group of the Eugene Young campaign, so you know they are going to be kicking ass.  h/t Pandora at BlueDelaware.com.  Team Young and Delaware United are […]

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Vote for Stephanie Hansen (if you live in SD10) and work for her if you don’t live in SD10

Filed in National by on January 23, 2017 46 Comments
Vote for Stephanie Hansen (if you live in SD10) and work for her if you don’t live in SD10

There are more than ten reasons, but I’m pressed for time, so I’m going to deal with a couple pressing issues, and let you guys flesh out the top ten list in the comments section.

1. John Carney must be stopped.
Control of the state Senate is a serious issue. John Carney has already signaled on numerous occasions that he wants to Senate to flip so that he can push through his Chamber of Commence backed policies. Stephanie Hansen’s election doesn’t guarantee that Carney’s plans will be thwarted, but it will present Carney with a stumbling block.


2. Stephanie Hansen is by far the most progressive candidate in the race.
The Green Party of Delaware isn’t contesting this race, so there is nobody to vote for (or work for, or donate to) on Hensen’s left. She may not be your dream progressive, but the stakes are high in this election and arguing that there is no difference between Hansen and Marino is just as empty-headed as arguing that there is no difference between Trump and Clinton. And, yes. I am perfectly within my rights to vote for a less than perfect progressive without it conflicting with my liberal values.

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How Democrats Created Betsy DeVos

Filed in Education, Featured, National by on January 22, 2017 6 Comments
How Democrats Created Betsy DeVos

While educators and politicians throughout the land are recoiling at the notion of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, Democrats created her. Or someone like her. The Democratic Party’s embrace of corporate education, corporate textbooks, corporate testing and corporate-sponsored ‘education reform’ is what led to this.

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January 22, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, National, Open Thread by on January 22, 2017 18 Comments
January 22, 2017 Open Thread

Women’s March, Delaware’s Black Aviators, Murder in Wilmington, Dover Mall, and The Onion writes a funny story …. finally

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Occasional Words from the Resistance

Filed in National by on January 21, 2017 3 Comments

Cause I’m a man of the past

And I’m livin’ in the present…

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…have faith in our values, our history and our country. America, in all its greatness, its variousness, its customs and history is far, far greater than any President

Filed in National by on January 21, 2017 0 Comments

And yet here we have the opportunity to be America’s guardians and protectors at a unique moment, perhaps a moment of especial peril. Who would not embrace that challenge? We know the curse: may you live in interesting times. We are living in interesting times. Most of us would not have chosen it. But we have it. I think many of us look back at critical momentous moments in our history, the Civil War, World War II, the Civil Rights Movement and other comparable passages in the country’s history and think, what would I have done?

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John Carney is utterly ridiculous

Filed in National by on January 20, 2017 8 Comments
John Carney is utterly ridiculous

What could he have possibly heard in Trump’s angry speech to fill him with such hope? #absurd

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Clinton Democrats Need a Coming to Jesus Moment

Filed in National by on January 20, 2017 20 Comments
Clinton Democrats Need a Coming to Jesus Moment

Clinton Democrats want to let bygones be bygones. “Let’s forget about the bitter primaries when we told you to let the grown ups handle this,” they say.

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I hope Carper and Coons are glad they showed up to be insulted by the cartoon rich guy

Filed in National by on January 20, 2017 2 Comments
I hope Carper and Coons are glad they showed up to be insulted by the cartoon rich guy

I got nothing. I’ll probably be away for a while. Here is a link to what President Douche said. I haven’t read it but heard he took some time to piss on everyone in attendance. That seems fitting.

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Filed in National by on January 20, 2017 7 Comments
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The following are posts written by Delaware Liberal contributors reflecting on the Presidency of Barack Obama. Please feel free to add your thoughts about the last eight years and Obama as well.

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SD10 Special Election Update

Filed in Delaware, National by on January 19, 2017 29 Comments
SD10 Special Election Update

Democrats:

What is Hansen all about? Is she another co-opted, corporate Dem, or does she have some progressive fire in the belly?

I’m holding off criticizing or praising until I see something from the campaign, which I will get to hear from on Saturday the 28th:

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It took the election of Trump for Obama to see Republicans for what they are

Filed in National by on January 18, 2017 1 Comment
It took the election of Trump for Obama to see Republicans for what they are

I like Obama. My biggest knock against him has been that, being a decent person, he projects good faith onto Republicans when there is none. The election of Trump appears to have opened his eyes. (Eight years too late to do anything about it.)

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Question of Day

Filed in National by on January 18, 2017 3 Comments
Question of Day

Without googling, what do DJ Ravidrums and The Piano Guys have in common?

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Wider access to contraception (through the ACA) has reduced abortions

Filed in National by on January 18, 2017 4 Comments
Wider access to contraception (through the ACA) has reduced abortions

The United States of America in 2017: One political party gets shit done, but can’t tell a compelling story to voters. The other party has a coherent culture but is only interested in fucking shit up.   The U.S. abortion rate has hit its lowest point since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according […]

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And The Ignorant Shall Inherit the United States

Filed in National by on January 18, 2017 3 Comments
And The Ignorant Shall Inherit the United States

When Donald Trump bragged that he just grabs them by the pussy, we all thought he was done. Sadly, this wasn’t a deal breaker and his racism, misogyny, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia and other phobias have become a template for the ignorant to emulate.

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The Third Way Resurfaces

Filed in Featured, National by on January 17, 2017 31 Comments
The Third Way Resurfaces

These losers have no shame.

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Carper Will Actively Fight Against Trump’s EPA Pick

Filed in Delaware, National by on January 17, 2017 2 Comments
Carper Will Actively Fight Against Trump’s EPA Pick

Trump’s pick to head the EPA is not so surprisingly a fan of the environment. Carper will lead the charge against Scott Pruitt.

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More Than Pee Jokes

Filed in National by on January 15, 2017 6 Comments
More Than Pee Jokes

I watch these videos and my reaction vacillates between laughing and crying.

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Circus Folds Up Tent

Filed in National by on January 15, 2017 3 Comments
Circus Folds Up Tent

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is set to close.

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