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So now we’re the country that kills 7 year old girls in custody

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So now we’re the country that kills 7 year old girls in custody

It isn’t just the cruelty.  It is the cavalier “we don’t give a fuck” attitude that makes us a country of monsters.  I don’t know if the Brittish in India were this bad.  At least they pretended to have some higher calling.  Christianity and civilization pushing darkness and savagery off the world’s stage, and all that. […]

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Chris Coons Must Disassociate Himself From the National “Prayer” Breakfast

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Chris Coons Must Disassociate Himself From the National “Prayer” Breakfast

In 1953, President Dwight Eisenhower began the tradition of the National Prayer Breakfast.  Whatever benign purpose it was founded to serve, it has morphed into something far from benign.   It is now a nexus of anti-American criminal activity.   A nexus of anti-American criminal activity that Senator Chris Coons Co-Chairs.   Now that Maria Butina has […]

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Dec. 14 Open Thread: And the One-Man Band Plays On

Filed in National, Open Thread by on December 14, 2018 3 Comments

Here’s a hint that Trump’s flailing mania is not an act: Even without an audience who believes a word of it, his tweets keep on rolling, asserting statements with no basis in fact, airing dubious legal theories, and proving no match for the reality. He’s the second little piggy, the one who built his house […]

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Trump Resigns. Mike Pence, Sworn in by Justice John Roberts, Now 46th President of the United States

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Trump Resigns. Mike Pence, Sworn in by Justice John Roberts, Now 46th President of the United States

..is not a headline we will ever read.   In spite of the rapidly deteriorating legal position, Trump will not resign.   His office is the only thing shielding him from indictment and prosecution.  He can no more give it up than he could give up breathing,  

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Dec. 13 Open Thread: James Bond, Meet Maria Butina

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Dec. 13 Open Thread: James Bond, Meet Maria Butina

A team of Australian public health officials at what must be Sherlock Holmes University issued a report that sounds like parody: After studying the cinematic evidence, they concluded that James Bond has a drinking problem. Not only does 007 consume 109 alcoholic beverages in about 52 hours of screen time, the authors also note, quite […]

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Can Delaware Dems Repeat 2018 Success in 2020? Part 2

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Can Delaware Dems Repeat 2018 Success in 2020? Part 2

How many seats will Democrats pick up in 2020? Republican incumbents will benefit from John Carney’s leadership. Because bi-partisanship is seen as a virtue above all virtues, John Carney will do everything he can to make the remaining Republicans seem like a viable political party and “a trusted partner in governing.” Also, as astonishing as it is to you and me in the age of Trump, there is a lot of collegiality and protecting fellow members of the incumbent club in Leg Hall. We saw that this year as dumb-fuck Democrats rallied around the campaign finance criminal Mike Ramone, and the execrable* Greg Lavelle.

Additionally, the low hanging fruit has been picked. So it will be difficult for Democrats to repeat the success of 2018. Difficult, but not impossible.

While Dems only have one slam-dunk pickup in 2020 (Cloutier SD5), there are factors that point to another potential Blue Wave in Delaware.

John Carney’s weak leadership aside, the Delaware Democratic Party is on the move. Chairman ERS, and Executive Director Jesse Chadderdon …

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Dec. 12 Open Thread: Cohen Gets 3 Years, Pelosi Pwns Trump

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Donald Trump’s claim that Michael Cohen’s payoff of two paramours was a “civil” rather than a criminal offense just clanged into the iron bars of reality, as Cohen was sentenced to three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to his role in the scheme. (AMI, the corporate parent of the National Enquirer, also admitted […]

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Can Delaware Dems Repeat 2018 Success in 2020? Part 1

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Can Delaware Dems Repeat 2018 Success in 2020?  Part 1

With the help of the crazy man-baby in the White House, Delaware Democrats TROUNCED Delaware Republicans in 2018. But can they keep the momentum rolling in 2020? While some factors point to continuing Dem pickups, other factors will make it difficult for Dems to keep the flywheel turning.

Making pickups an uphill fight for Democrats is the fact that there are far fewer targets of opportunity for Democrats in 2020. In New Castle County only Michael Smith, Jeff Spiegelman, Kevin Hensley, and Mike Ramone remain in the house.

Ramone has been exposed for the fraud and crumb-bumb that he is. I’d rate him as beatable. After that, it looks like …

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Dec. 11 Open Thread: Plenty of Coal This Christmas

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In news that will seem much more important years down the line than it does now, a global climate confab is being held in Poland, the climate-denier capital of Europe, where the U.S. pushed for increased use of coal, to outright laughter from nations without fossil fuels to peddle. Gabriel Sherman has the scoop on […]

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A Brexit Post

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A Brexit Post

Like all Americans, I don’t pay much attention to Not America. But I know enough about Brexit to know the Brittish fucked themselves out of shortsighted-racist-old-white-guy-malice. This tweet seems to sum it up: Hugo Rifkind ✔ @hugorifkind Replying to @hugorifkind The thing is, the best way to understand Theresa May’s predicament is to imagine that […]

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Jail Time for Pharma Price Fixing? Don’t Make Me Laugh

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David Anderson writing at Balloon Juice has the late stage capitalism laugh of the day. The Washington Post has a blockbuster on collusion between generic drug manufacturers: Executives at more than a dozen generic-drug companies had a form of shorthand to describe how they conducted business, insider lingo worked out over steak dinners, cocktail receptions […]

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Coons’ Prayer Breakfast Confidant Plea Deal Disclosed

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Coons’ Prayer Breakfast Confidant Plea Deal Disclosed

Coons’prayer breakfast confidant, Maria Butina, conspired with a Russian government official “and at least one other person” for Butina to act as an unregistered foreign agent. ABC News obtained a copy of the plea agreement and published excerpts of it Monday. A court filing earlier Monday suggested a plea agreement was imminent. Federal investigators have […]

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Jingle my Balls

Filed in National by on December 10, 2018 6 Comments

Hey, you, Yes, you, Come over here. It’s almost time to jingle my balls Whwhhhhhat did you just say? It sounded to me like you said to jingle your balls? I did. I said, ‘It’s almost time to jingle my balls.’ Or I can grab you by your mistletoe. Your call. By the way Is […]

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