Purzycki To Panhandlers: “Drop Dead!”

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 10, 2018 31 Comments

Let’s be honest: Mike Purzycki only represents people who come to Wilmington to build their already huge fortunes, but who don’t live here. People of substantial economic means who offend easily. People who apparently are offended by panhandlers. Not the circumstances that lead to the need to ask for money, but the people in such […]

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With Friends Like These…

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 8, 2018 6 Comments

Another blatant example of different standards of ‘justice’ for different classes of people. Just look at all these luminaries rushing to provide character references for  disgraced Wilmington Trust officer turned convicted felon Robert Harra, Jr.: A court filing Friday shows that those vouching for Harra include former Democratic Gov. Jack Markell, former Republican governor and […]

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Well, Well, Well. 2018’s First Thru the Legislator-to-Lobbyist Revolving Door Is…

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 8, 2018 2 Comments

…this guy. What, you were expecting him to represent workers or the disadvantaged?  Of course, Short was representing the interests of this association and other business interests throughout his career in Dover. Burying minimum wage. Cutting ‘unnecessary’ regulation. ‘Privatizing’ state giveaways to corporations. Doing Jack Markell’s (and Pete Schwartzkopf’s) bidding by killing progressive legislation in […]

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This Could Get AWKWARD…

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 5, 2018 7 Comments

…in the best possible sense.  No one deserves this more than Park City Kathy, soon to be the Delaware State Auditor. Here’s the delicious story. Absentee Auditor Tom Wagner fires Kathleen Davies back in 2017, apparently b/c she was getting too ‘uppity’. By which he meant actually functioning as an auditor and performing audits. Davies […]

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A Half-Good/Half Bad Idea From NCC

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 28, 2018 6 Comments

Karen Hartley-Nagle’s absence from last night’s County Council meeting reminded me that I wanted to talk about this.  I’ve come around to agreeing with Councilman Smiley that the members of County Council should elect their own Council president.  Not just because we’ve had some horrible Council presidents, including the current embarrassment.  But also b/c, as […]

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Let’s Talk Delaware Governor’s Race For 2020, Shall We?

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 27, 2018 50 Comments

I’ve been thinking about this race. A lot. So many questions. Let’s ask (and try to answer) a few: Will John Carney run for reelection? On one hand, he seems totally bored with being Governor. He has yet to put his stamp on the office, and he doesn’t appear to have anything approaching a direction […]

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WTF Is Going On At Vaughn?

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 24, 2018 2 Comments

I’m not generally a conspiracy theorist. But I have to wonder if we’ve got a major cover-up going on at the Vaughn Correctional Center. Before I even get to that, can someone please explain to me how there are no security cameras in a correctional facility? Just whose interests does that policy serve? I may […]

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Open Thread For Nov. 21, 2018: Whitaker’s Secret Cabal

Filed in Featured, Open Thread by on November 21, 2018 4 Comments

How Matthew Whitaker Rose To Prominence.  Featuring, of course, a phony charity that appears to have been created exclusively to serve as a vehicle to bring this mediocrity to power. Part of the Rethuglican Criminal Conspiracy that’s running the country. Who’s behind it? Sorry. Citizen’s United keeps it secret. I Think Seth Moulton’s Serving His […]

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BREAKING: Trump Tried To Get DOJ To Prosecute Clinton And Comey

Filed in Featured, National by on November 20, 2018 13 Comments

His own White House lawyer, Don McGahn, warned him that such behavior could be impeachable. From the NYTimes: The lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, rebuffed the president, saying that he had no authority to order a prosecution. Mr. McGahn said that while he could request an investigation, that too could prompt accusations of abuse of […]

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Open Thread For Nov. 20, 2018: Cowardly Lyin’

Filed in Featured, Open Thread by on November 20, 2018 5 Comments

Trump Doesn’t Visit Troops Because He’s Afraid: Trump has spoken privately about his fears over risks to his own life, according to a former senior White House official, who has discussed the issue with the president and spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak candidly about Trump’s concerns. “He’s never been interested in going,” […]

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BREAKING: Ivanka Pulls A ‘Hillary’!

Filed in Featured by on November 19, 2018 8 Comments

I can’t make this up. Guess who just got busted for using a private e-mail server for government business. Yep, Ivanka Trump: From the Washington Post story: Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of emails last year to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants using a personal account, many of them in violation of federal […]

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Open Thread For Nov. 19, 2018: No More Mr. Nice Guy

Filed in Featured, Open Thread by on November 19, 2018 12 Comments

Memo to Democrats: Nice Won’t Cut It.  This is so obvious that EVEN Delaware’s neutered delegation should recognize it.  You don’t have to be a dick about it. Just stand for something other than ‘reaching across the aisle’. Trump Trashes The Guy Who Got Bin Laden.  Calls him a ‘Hillary supporter’.  Trump gets less well […]

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Open Thread For Nov. 18, 2018: “Good People On Both Sides”

Filed in Featured, National by on November 18, 2018 3 Comments

Like the Pasco Pipebombers. You just know that Trump would sidestep every possibility to bury these bastards. Hey, at least it’ll be that much longer before these miscreants get their Florida voting rights back. Just check out that munitions stash. Why doesn’t California rake their forest floor? You know, like Finland. State Department Official Resigns […]

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