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July 10 Open Thread: It Could Have Been Worse. Maybe

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on July 10, 2018 21 Comments

At least one right-winger wanted an all-out culture war, and so was hoping that Trump would nominate Amy Coney Barrett.  I’m sorry, you can read all the tea leaves in search of hopeful signs, but Kavanaugh will push the Court rightward. A good day to call Carper and Coons’ offices, and contribute to Kerri Harris’ […]

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Filing Deadline Countdown Thread

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on July 9, 2018 26 Comments

Was gonna wait until first thing tomorrow, but a lot happened today. First and, I believe, most important, Nnamdi Chukwuocha has indeed filed to challenge the ethically-bankrupt Charles Potter for Potter’s 1st RD seat. He is a serious and well-qualified challenger.  You can learn more about him here.  Kelly mentioned that Vincent White had filed […]

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July 9 Open Thread: Trump Vs. The Breast-Feeders

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on July 9, 2018 15 Comments

Yep, doing the bidding of the formula makers, the Trump Administration sought to deep-six a UN Resolution endorsing breast-feeding. Used ‘gangster tactics’ (threatened trade sanctions) to force Ecuador to drop its sponsorship.  Ultimately, the resolution passed when, wait for it, Russia stepped in as the sponsor. No Trump threats there. Local non-profit drops hiring of […]

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July 8 Open Thread: The Return of Rocket Man

Filed in Featured by on July 8, 2018 3 Comments

Absolutely must-reading about the DuPont Chambers Works plant now owned by Chemours. And remember, DNREC has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of these poison peddlers forever.  While we can’t go back in time, we can help to ensure that the victims are fairly compensated.  Gee, maybe that FOIA-proof Economic council will hand them truckloads of cash […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: June 29-July 5, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on July 6, 2018 78 Comments

1. Actor Lee Murphy To Play Role Of Congressional Candidate.  He’s been a candidate before. He’s almost been a candidate a couple of other times. He’s been a teacher, an Amtrak conductor, and an actor who drives a stick shift and has an ‘extensive wardrobe’. He’s always good for comedic relief. And he’s the R candidate […]

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Trumpian? No. Lilliputian? Yes.

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

Much was made (in fact, John Carney made much of) this Executive Order signed by the Governor on June 30, 2018.  He did this after the General Assembly declined to consider a hastily-introduced constitutional amendment that would have required the adoption of ‘budget smoothing’ throughout the budgetary process. As opponents of this attempt to railroad […]

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Chamber Cries Crocodile Tears

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on July 5, 2018 9 Comments

Won’t anyone consider Delaware’s poor and misunderstood Chamber Of Commerce?  The legislative proceedings of June 30/July 1 prompted this poignant lament from those who have always had the best interests of Delaware at heart: Chamber Disappointed in Late Night Minimum Wage Vote The Delaware House of Representatives held a late night, with a 3:30 a.m. vote to […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: June, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on June 30, 2018 1 Comment

Pretty strong stuff this month, due, in part, to a couple of ‘Best-Of’ lists I found highlighting music from the first half of the year. Think I’ll do it alphabetically by artist, just to see how it comes out:   These guys are Da Bomb. Yes, it’s the guitars:

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: June 30, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on June 30, 2018 26 Comments

That was quite the mixed bag on Thursday.  The bad? The House ‘cut the baby in half’ on relief to the racinos.  Hey, as long as Rep. Lynn is happy, I can’t be too upset.  Still, rewarding Denis McGlynn for his serial incompetence hardly seems fair. The really good? The House pushed back against the […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: June 22-28, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on June 29, 2018 64 Comments

1. BREAKING NEWS: Mike Ramone’s Successor To File Today. Wow, Was I wrong! And was Dave Woodside right! Stephanie Barry will officially file today to challenge The Mediocrity That Is Mike Ramone in the 21st RD. Who is Stephanie Barry, you might ask? She is the Director Of Operations and Programs For the Newark-based PAWS […]

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Thurs., June 28, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on June 28, 2018 35 Comments

“No ganja for you.”  Thus saieth the Somoronic solons in Dover.   The bill got 21 votes, needed 25. Only one R, Jeff Spiegelman,  voted for it. Here are the D’s who went not voting and effectively defeated the bill: Bolden, Carson, Jaques, M. Smith, and, of course, Speaker Pete. To his credit, ex-cop Larry Mitchell […]

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Weds., June 27, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on June 27, 2018 4 Comments

While the Budget Bill passed in the House and was sent to the Governor, there might be problems with the bill that gives state employees and pensioners a one-time bonus. How else to read this quote from Speaker Pete?: “If we don’t pass that after we put it out, there are going to be some […]

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Supreme Court Goes Rogue

Filed in Featured, National by on June 26, 2018 8 Comments

With its illegitimate justice, Neil Gorsuch, deciding these 5-4 cases: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-upholds-trump-travel-ban-n873441 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/26/opinion/supreme-court-american-express.html https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/25/us/politics/supreme-court-texas-gerrymandering.html More outrages to come, no doubt.

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