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Kathleen Jennings Running For Attorney General

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on January 8, 2018 19 Comments

She will be a formidable candidate. Here is the story.  Former AG Charles Oberly said today that he would not run and instead would endorse Jennings. Jennings’ candidacy also renders that of Tim Mullaney basically irrelevant. Not that it was relevant to begin with.  So, will Sean Lynn run? Will the guy who John Carney […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: Dec. 29, 2017 to Jan. 4, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on January 5, 2018 11 Comments

1. Rep. Steve Smyk Has A Challenger.  With a real good resume…and a real bad website.  His name is Jack Bucchioni, and here’s his website.  If you can make it past the photo and that quality of life statement, you’ll find a high-quality challenger. Except…the photo on the ‘Meet Jack’ page is even worse.  How […]

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And Then There Were Three…

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on January 3, 2018 4 Comments

…D’s running for the seat of retiring State Sen. Margaret Rose Henry. Former City Councilman Darius Brown today announced his candidacy, according to WDEL. Here is his campaign web page.  He was previously a legislative aide to Sen. Henry, according to his website. Brown ran for Wilmington City Treasurer in 2016 despite no finance bona […]

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Now, HERE’s Something The General Assembly Can Wrap Up In January

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on January 3, 2018 1 Comment

They can end the use of bail as an economic weapon against the poor.  HB 204 (The great Rep. J. J. Johnson) has passed the House, has been released from Senate committee, and can be put on an agenda when the General Assembly reconvenes next Tuesday. The bill, which has been strongly endorsed by Delaware […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes Of 2017: #’s 30-21!!

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on December 28, 2017 1 Comment

Notice my subtle suspense-building mechanism of adding an additional exclamation point each day? Just working on my subliminal mind-control techniques should they become necessary. Today’s tunes run the gamut from the profane to…the not-so profane: 30.  29.      28. 27.  26. 25. 24. 23. 22. They had me at the Curtis Mayfield sample:   […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes Of 2017: #’s 40-31!

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on December 27, 2017 0 Comments

40. 39. 38. 37. 36. 35. 34. 33,  32. 31.     

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WDEL: KHN Lied On Her Ethics Statement

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 22, 2017 40 Comments

Read Joe Irazarry’s story here. She defines the term ‘grifter’.  I’m beginning to think she doesn’t even get to complete her term b/c of legal issues. Didn’t mention a loan on her required ethics form.  Said there  ‘was confusion on whether the money was a gift or a loan’. Turns out that was a demonstrable […]

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Open Thread For Dec. 20, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on December 20, 2017 14 Comments

Alby is incommunicado this morning, no doubt hanging with some amis of his, enjoying a croissant avec beurre blanc, and trying on berets. I’ll attempt to squeeze my pieds into his, um,  soul shoes. The Great Robbery Of 2017 is almost complete.  The blatant transfer of more wealth to those who needed it least. The […]

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General Assembly Prefile Profile

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 19, 2017 1 Comment

As the General Assembly heads into the second year of the current term, we are presented with this teaching opportunity. Primarily for the newbies, but you grizzled vets might learn a little something as well.  We begin with the term ‘prefile’. The term refers to a group of bills filed prior to the legislature convening […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 18, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on December 18, 2017 2 Comments

Jesus Week continues.  The protagonist in this Tom Waits song expects Jesus to be here soon.  That emphysemic cough at the very end suggests that the protagonist isn’t gonna find Him.  While the Blind Boys Of Alabama provided a more optimistic take on this song, this one rings closer to the truth for me:

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Delaware Political Weekly: Dec. 8-14, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 15, 2017 17 Comments

1. Miro To Retire, Grease The Skids For His Daughter?  That’s the word on the street. The longtime pol who currently represents the 22nd RD is planning to retire and have his daughter run for the seat.  I’ve also heard that the D’s have a strong prospective candidate.  This is precisely the kind of seat […]

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WDEL Gets The KHN Harassment Report

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 13, 2017 12 Comments

Great hed on Amy Cherry’s must-read piece: “Do You Need To Call Your Mommy?” I know it’s not politic to say so, but NCC Council President Karen Hartley-Nagle appears to be mentally and emotionally unfit to hold office.  Her personal skills don’t seem to have advanced beyond the petulance of adolescence. She’s costing the taxpayers […]

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Alabama Senate Race Open Thread

Filed in Featured by on December 12, 2017 26 Comments

All signs point to a razor-thin race.  Here’s one sign: Exit polls show men voting for Moore by a 57-40 margin and women voting for Jones by a 57-42 margin. Earliest results have Jones up, but with less than 4000 votes in. Not statistically significant.

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Who Are Your Choices For MVP (Most Valuable to the Progressive Cause) And LVP?

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on December 12, 2017 6 Comments

I just don’t have the heart to try and cobble together an MVP list this year.  The year sucked, locally and nationally. Worst year ever.  I believe our democracy is imperiled, and I have abandoned any hope that those who pass for state leaders will lead. So, it’s up to you.  Who provided you with […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 11, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on December 11, 2017 0 Comments

As I prepare this year’s list of my 50 Fave Songs, I figured I’d check back on my #1 choices from years past. Starting, of course, in reverse chronological order. Wonder how they’ll stand the test of time. From 2011: Since my #2 was so distinctly different, and since I seriously considered it for #1, […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: Dec. 1-7, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 8, 2017 22 Comments

1. Looks Like It’s Sturgeon Vs. Lavelle In SD 4.  With Dan Cruse’s withdrawal from the race for family reasons,  the stage is now set for an epic showdown between Rethug mouthpiece/obstructionist Greg Lavelle and insurgent Laura Sturgeon.  Make no mistake. This is a winnable race.  There are now more registered D’s than R’s in […]

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Democrat Dan Cruse Ends Campaign For SD 4 Seat

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 6, 2017 2 Comments

Citing family matters, Democrat Dan Cruse today announced that he will end his campaign for the nomination to challenge incumbent R Greg Lavelle in SD 4. Cruse’s withdrawal leaves Laura Sturgeon as the only announced D candidate in the 4th SD. His statement: As we’ve walked and talked with residents across the district, our campaign […]

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One Legislative Race I’d Love To See

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 6, 2017 10 Comments
One Legislative Race I’d Love To See

OK, let’s see. We’ve got a D House Speaker who is a DINO and would-be statewide power broker.  We’ve got an R State Senator whose personal reputation has been damaged and who represents the only Sussex SD with a D voting edge. We have a would-be statewide elected official who has or had strong relationships […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: November, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on December 2, 2017 0 Comments

Last list before I put together my Best Of The Year extravaganza. I feel the anticipation mounting already.  Here are some new ones that might or might not make the final cut: OK, well THAT one’s a shoo-in. Seriously chill-inducing.  

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Delaware Political Weekly: Nov. 24-30, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 1, 2017 3 Comments

1. Tizzy Lockman Brings The Beef. I’m calling it. She’s gonna win. On merit. And on organization.  In an era of substance-free campaigns, she is the exception.  Check out her priorities, among three e-blasts I got from her campaign this week: http://lockmanforsenate.org/issues/ Oh, and you’ll notice, nothing negative at all.  I cannot stress strongly enough […]

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Rehoboth Beach Mayor And Park City Kathy: LLC’s Are People, Too

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 28, 2017 22 Comments

This is why we have the Tip Line. I can’t make this up. Rehoboth Beach’s shiny new mayor Paul Kuhns and Rehoboth Beach Commissioner/would-be State Auditor Kathy McGuiness want to give LLC’s, wait for it, the right to vote. From the Cape-Gazette: “Voting rights for limited liability companies are on the agenda at a town […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: November 17-23, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 24, 2017 25 Comments

1. 1982 Called. They Want Their AG Election Back. Faced with the possibility of having either a pro- marijuana legalization candidate (David Skoranski) or a ‘nut’ (Tom Neuberger), as one party flak put it, the R’s are rumored to be pushing for Richard Gebelein to be their AG candidate.  If the D’s nominate Charles Oberly,  […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: November 10-16, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 17, 2017 6 Comments

1. D Primary In RD 12? Looks that way. I wrote about Rachel Blumenfeld’s candidacy three weeks ago. It now appears that there will be another D challenger.  Her name is Krista Griffith and, like Blumenfeld, she appears to be a quality candidate. She is currently the Vice President of the Down Syndrome Association of […]

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Al Franken Accused Of Groping (With Photo)

Filed in Featured, National by on November 16, 2017 61 Comments

A woman who was on a USO Tour with Al Franken, then entertainer, now senator, claims that he groped her and made her uncomfortable during the tour. The photo, if indeed it wasn’t consensual, leaves little doubt: http://thehill.com/homenews/news/360656-woman-accuses-al-franken-of-kissing-groping-her-without-consent We’ve clearly entered a new and, IMHO, utterly necessary phase of our discussion on sexual harassment. It […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: November 3-9, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 10, 2017 31 Comments

1. Who’s In, Out, Or Otherwise In AG’s Race. D’s:  Tim Mullaney: In Sen. Bryan Townsend: Out Rep. Sean Lynn: Likely In Chris Johnson: Likely In Charles Oberly: Considering, but will not be in race if Jennings runs Kathleen Jennings: Considering, but will not be in race if Oberly runs Ian McConnel: Was thought to […]

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