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Delaware Political Weekly: April 13-19, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on April 20, 2018 9 Comments

1. Brandt Can’t. Won’t. Run.  The ‘name on the ballot’ who the R’s convinced to run for the House seat currently held by Lisa Blunt Rochester is a name on the ballot no more.  The, pardon the expression, aborted candidacy falls squarely on the shoulders of Mike Harrington, the out-of-his-depth Chair of the Delaware Republican […]

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Thurs., April 19, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on April 19, 2018 2 Comments

Senate President Pro-Tempore Dave McBride had an idea. It was, and remains, a good idea. He would post the Senate agendas for the entire week well in advance of Tuesday’s sessions.  He has done so. Problem is, bills have been dropping from those agendas regularly.  Yesterday, it was Ernie Lopez’s ‘DNREC, Get Off Of My […]

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Weds., April 18, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on April 18, 2018 3 Comments

Let’s start with some rare, if modest, good news.  Ernie Lopez’s Sussex County ‘Damn Revenooers’ bill has been excised from today’s Senate Agenda. OK, back to reality. Here’s yesterday’s Session Activity Report.  Nothing surprising. Committee time, kids!  Let’s investigate. Starting with the House. Just because.  Highlights from today’s committee lineup: *HB 369 (Osienski)  ‘expands the […]

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Kathy McGuiness Goes After That LLC Money

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on April 18, 2018 23 Comments
Kathy McGuiness Goes After That LLC Money

No, not as a State Auditor committed to being your fiscal watchdog. As a candidate. As in contributions. From her profoundly depressing kickoff announcement: Individual Contributions are limited to $1,200 per person and LLC, per election. Does this mean that each one of, say, Bryon Short’s, or Michael Cohen’s, Delaware-based LLC’s could contribute up to […]

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Delaware General Assembly Pre-Game Show: Tues., April 17, 2018

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Let’s talk gun control legislation. Specifically, let’s discuss how the House D’s, in particular, invariably fall into the same Groundhog’s Day continuum.  It’s either incompetence, or deliberate malfeasance.  Here’s what’s bugged me for quite some time:  Why do Pete Schwartzkopf and Val Longhurst insist on sponsoring the major gun control legislation?  They aren’t in any […]

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Rob Arlett, Trump’s Guy, Running For US Senate

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on April 16, 2018 20 Comments
Rob Arlett, Trump’s Guy, Running For US Senate

Sussex County Councilman Rob Arlett today announced that he would run for the Senate seat currently held by Tom Carper.  Arlett helped lead the Trump campaign in Delaware, where Trump garnered just under 42% of the vote against Hillary Clinton and assorted other candidates.  His website for his previous County Council race describes him as…’Principled. […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: April 6-12, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on April 13, 2018 7 Comments

1. GOP Finds Its Sacrificial Lamb For Congress.  Presbyterian first, Rethug second?  A military chaplain who served in Iraq.  This guy.  Campaign hasn’t gotten off to a rousing start. He either did or didn’t violate Department of Defense rules when he announced his candidacy at a Kent County Republican candidates event.  Seems like a nice […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: March 30-April 5, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on April 6, 2018 27 Comments

1. D POLITICAL MALPRACTICE OF THE YEAR. Had a conversation with a political friend of mine, and she convinced me that the biggest D fail of the year is the seeming willingness to let Blowhard Colin Bonini get a free ride to another term.  The registration generally favors the D’s: 12,431 D; 10,560 R; 8797 […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: March, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on April 3, 2018 0 Comments

High quality all around this month. Plus loads of diversity:

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Delaware Political Weekly: March 23-29, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on March 30, 2018 42 Comments

1. Outten Retires, 2 Candidates File in 30th RD.  Nature and politics abhor a vacuum. Within 24 hours of Rep. Bobby Outten‘s retirement announcement, two candidates flied to run for his 30th RD seat. D Charles Groce and R Shannon Morris. Groce is a, stop me if you’ve heard this before, retired state trooper.  For […]

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Thurs., March 29, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on March 29, 2018 10 Comments

The bill raising the minimum age for purchasing deadly weapons was voted out of Senate committee yesterday and is scheduled for today’s Senate Agenda. 3 of 5 members voted to release it, but the committee report doesn’t specify who the third vote was.  The third person who voted to release the bill clearly opposes the […]

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Weds., March 28, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on March 28, 2018 9 Comments

Karen Hartley Nagle’s dream of one day becoming New Castle County Executive is on its way to becoming just another of her delusions.  The House passed legislation yesterday that would have the Governor fill a vacancy in that office, and that would also allow the Governor’s appointee to subsequently run for the position.  The original […]

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Delaware General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Tues., March 27, 2018

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A quick wrap-up from last Thursday, starting with the comprehensive Session Activity Report.   I will only note the passage of HB 144 (Osienski) in the Senate. Why? Because even what appears to be a modest restriction on DELDOT’s ability to acquire property caused the downstate dead-enders to fulminate and foam at the mouth. Perhaps b/c […]

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