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Global Warming’s Shameless Mother F#ckers

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Global Warming’s Shameless Mother F#ckers

The thing that is missing from every story about Hurricane Irma is the fact…FACT that the destructive power of this storm is directly related to global warming. Instead of any honest reporting on the topic we get men is rain gear endlessly anticipating some juicy shots of destruction, and an administration that simply denies reality.

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Open Thread For September 10, 2017

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Wilmington Shootings Exacerbated By Lack Of Political Will. Same assholes who throw millions at corporations don’t fund proven ways of preventing violence: But no local or state dollars have been allocated to implement the key component of the CDC roadmap: Use data such as truancy records, emergency room visits and domestic abuse allegations to identify at-risk […]

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Open Thread For September 9, 2017

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Mueller Tightens The Screws. Seeks to interview current and former WH aides, including at least two Trump tortured (Priebus, Spicer).  Asked to choose between loyalty and prison, the choice will be easy. BTW, here’s why Mueller wants Hope Hicks to testify. Chief Of Staff Kelly: My Way Or The Highway.  I found this fascinating. Inside […]

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High School Football is Awesome – Let’s make sure it is safe

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High School Football is Awesome – Let’s make sure it is safe

There is nothing like a high school football game between well matched public school rivals. The excitement, pageantry and community cannot be matched. Last’s nights game between Middletown and Smyrna was an amazing event that leveraged the energies and enthusiasm of students from scores of school actives, with a breathtaking range of talents. Simply put […]

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Open Thread For September 8, 2017

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Rethugs Upset, Dems Wary, About Trump’s Deal With Pelosi And Schumer.  I repeat: He can’t be trusted. Get close to this guy, and you’ll end up getting dirtied. Why Florida Is So Vulnerable To Irma.  The bad news? Rampant development and climate change. The good news (which is only good in degree)? Florida learned lessons […]

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The stunning Democratic shift on single-payer

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The stunning Democratic shift on single-payer

Many thanks to the wild-eyed radical Senator from Vermont for dragging the Democratic Party into a winnable position.

In 2008, no leading Democratic presidential candidate backed single-payer. In 2020, all of them might.

For a bill that does not exist yet and whose details are not public, Bernie Sanders’s new single-payer health care bill sure is popular. First, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced her plans to co-sponsor it; then Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) joined in. According to reporting by my Vox colleague Jeff Stein, Cory Booker (D-NJ) has staff working with Sanders and others on formulating the bill.

Warren, Sanders, Harris, and Booker are arguably the most famous and most-admired Democratic senators in the country among the party’s base; the betting markets give a 55 percent chance that one of them will be the 2020 nominee for president.

Other contenders are getting on board with single-payer — or “Medicare for all,” where the federal government would provide health insurance for every American financed through taxes — as well. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) declared, “We should have Medicare for all,” at a rally against Republican attempts to roll back Obamacare. Meanwhile 117 House Democrats (over 60 percent of the caucus) have co-sponsored HR 676, the Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act offered every Congress by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI).

This is what an emerging party consensus looks like. Over time, some issues become so widely accepted within a party as to be a de facto requirement for anyone aspiring to lead it. No Democrat would run for president, or even for House or Senate minority leader, without supporting the DREAM Act. No Republican would try for a leadership position without supporting repeal of the estate tax.

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Open Thread For September 7, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 7, 2017 16 Comments

Russians Used Facebook To Target Clinton.  Used bots to buy targeted propaganda.  Facebook denied it until…yesterday.  WaPo reporter says it’s the ‘tip of the iceberg’. Trump Deals With D’s.  Dems celebrate. He. Cannot. Be. Trusted. D’s are stepping into the spider’s web. How And Why House Rethug Killed Funding For Climate Satellites.  Cliffs Notes: They […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: August, 2017

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Quantity down this month. I like the diversity, though… Shelley Short: Death:  https://shelleyshortmusic.bandcamp.com/track/death OK, one more from this irresistible group (I smell booking opportunity):

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Mo’ Better Dems: John Viola, RD 26

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on September 6, 2017 15 Comments

To paraphrase Larry King, “Look up ‘political hack’ in the Delaware Political Dictionary, and you’ll find a picture of John Viola.” How big a hack? Let’s just start with the fact that he is serving illegally and simultaneously in two different state jobs.  That’s right, he has taken the same career path as ‘Tiny Tony’ […]

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Open Thread For September 6, 2017

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Rethug Fratricide Over Harvey Aid & Debt Ceiling Plan?  Looks possible. I don’t see how this Party doesn’t end up splintering.  If only the D’s had their bleep together… Manafort’s Been At This For Decades. Check out what he did in Kashmir and Pakistan back in the 1990’s. Kelly Keeps Sheriff Clark Out Of White […]

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Trump’s Secret Plan to Save DACA

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Trump’s Secret Plan to Save DACA

Can this shit show get more ridiculous? Trump’s lawless AG and magical elf Jeff Sessions, says it is all about following the law (as Joe Arpaio nods in the backround), and having Congress “act” (like that is going to happen.) Then the Republican President folds on that plan and says that he’ll fix it in six months when Congress inevitably fails. WHAT THE HOLY FUCK?

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‘I’ll Take Political Potpourri For $800, Alex’

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 5, 2017 10 Comments

1. Pete ‘n Val On the Warpath.  Word on the street is that John Viola is about to lose his Majority Whip post. As well he should. While Andria Viola Bennett might have daddy issues, Pete ‘n Val suffered from daddy/daughter issues.  The tragicomedy of Bennett going off the reservation and killing tax increases led […]

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Open Thread For September 5, 2017

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Russia CAN’T Have A Pee Trough of Compromising Trump Video…Can It? The most maligned part of the Steele dossier may just be true. Guess Who Will Make The DACA Announcement.  No, not King Cheeto, he’s too cowardly. Instead, his racist AG who Trump dares not cross will step into the spotlight. Study Funded By ‘Third […]

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Free Market Idiocy on Steroids

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Free Market Idiocy on Steroids

If every dollar of tax revenue collected from a successful business corresponds to a dollar decrease in potential economic growth, (and conservative “thinkers” tell us there is a direct correlation while reality tells us no such relationship exists), then the looming explosion in health insurance premiums that will ripple out of the destruction of the ACA should really hit the economy hard.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will cut 90 percent of its budget for advertising Obamacare’s open enrollment period and will nearly cut in half the funding for hundreds of navigator groups across the country who provide in-person assistance to people signing up for health insurance.

Former HHS officials and health care experts predict the sharply scaled-back outreach effort will significantly depress insurance signups this fall, especially among the young and healthy, causing premiums to skyrocket.

“The people who are sick will navigate any obstacle in order to obtain insurance,” Josh Peck, the former chief marketing officer for HHS, told TPM. “They don’t need a reminder because their illness is their reminder every day. But healthy people need and respond to reminders, so this clearly will have a negative impact on the risk pool.”

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New Catchy Latin Motto for the Democratic Party

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New Catchy Latin Motto for the Democratic Party

Caeci procedimus
“We forge ahead aimless”

Branding Bitches!

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Open Thread For September 4, 2017

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‘We Love The Dreamers. They’ve Got Six Months To Get Out’.  Trump’s purported plan. Remember, if Obama accomplished it, Trump will destroy it. Trump: War With North Korea. Trade War With South Korea. Don’t think this is what King Solomon had in mind. Call it ‘Solomoronic’. BTW, subscribe to WaPo and NYTimes already. The ‘Logic’ […]

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Open Thread For September 3, 2017

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Trump Leaving Trade Deal With South Korea?  The timing seems a little…curious, don’tchathink? Feds Have Ignored Terrorist Threats From Right-Wing Extremists Forever.  Including, of course, allowing these nut jobs to arm themselves to the teeth.  Trump incites violence from them almost every time he opens his yap. Guess Who Trump Wants To Head Up Mine […]

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A bit of bloggy nostalgia

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A bit of bloggy nostalgia

In 2001 and 2002, I was reading and commenting on Dana Garret’s blog and Mike Mathews. There was also someone …Delacrat? who had a great wit, but didn’t stick with it. I was also trolling some Republicans pretty hard. Hube mostly. Like everyone I was shocked and outraged about how terrible George W. Bush was. About how he wanted to invade Iraq on a transparently flimsy pretext and with no plan for the occupation. (Little did I know that the GOP had not yet begun to scrape the bottom of the barrel.)

Anyway, my arms were to short to box with GWB, so I decide to keep an eye on Mike Castle who I discovered to be a straight down the line “Yes Man” for Bush in spite of his PR campaign to the contrary. I tricked Liberalgeek into coming aboard, then Pandora and Cassandra, Nemski, Donviti. El Somnambulo was a goldmine of a commenter for a long while before he came on board. Delaware Dem started “Daily Delaware” but decided to come over after a while. Those years were fun. Then Hillary Clinton came along and ruined America with her shit ass campaign. I think that’s how it went down.

This short piece in technically Delaware reminded me of all of that. Read Steve Newton’s post on outing. That’s one for the time capsule.

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Open Thread For September 2, 2017

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Report Highlights Blatant Problems at Vaughn Center.  Oberly lays out what must be done.  I don’t think that more than a fraction of his proposals will take effect. If nothing else, Carney knows how to kick the can. And what better time to release the findings than on the Friday before Labor Day? The Dreamers. […]

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On this day in Delaware History – September 2nd

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On this day in Delaware History – September 2nd

In 1609 Henry Hudson poked around the mouth of the Delaware Bay and finding it to not be the Northwest passage, continued on to the islands at the mouth of what is now known as the Hudson River. He’d eventually follow the river up to what is now Albany, then head back to Europe having […]

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Open Thread For September 1, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on September 1, 2017 13 Comments

ESPN Football Analyst Resigns, Citing ‘Carnage’ Of The Game.  Former NFL player Ed Cunningham says “But the real crux of this is that I just don’t think the game is safe for the brain. To me, it’s unacceptable.” Texas’ Chemical Plants At Risk. This is what happens when you cut all that bureaucratic red tape.  […]

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Bushweller quitting Senate

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Bushweller quitting Senate. Sean Lynn says he won’t run for the seat in his FB page http://delawarestatenews.net/government/bushweller-not-seeking-re-election-delaware-senate/

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Open Thread August 31st

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Open Thread August 31st

Trump said Wednesday that “talking is not the answer” when it comes to reining in North Korea — his top Cabinet members instantly contradicted him. The guy is nuts. Off his rocker. People around him who are denying it are now involved in a criminal cover up.

So Much talk about Denn this week. How are these elected’s down ticket Dems doing: Mat Meyer, BHL, LBR, Trinidad Navarro.

Me, (Jason330) I’m always buying stock in Bethany Hall Long. Not because she is crushing it, but because people like her. That is currency in politics and it is something that the Hillary supporters STILL don’t seem to understand.

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Open Thread For August 30, 2017

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Mattis Slow-Walks Trump’s TG Ban.  Don’t think he could send a stronger signal to show he thinks the ban is bullshit.  Other than resigning, that is. Looks like he’s daring Trump to fire him. PO’d By Size Of Phoenix crowd, Trump Fires Longtime Events Organizer. One bad rally don’t spoil the whole bunch, girl. Except […]

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Houston is drowning—In its freedom from regulations

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Houston is drowning—In its freedom from regulations

I visited Houston once, and I remember being struck by how the riot of signage and absence of land use conventions like setbacks showed a clear contempt for “regulations”.   I had no idea that the contempt extended to on outright rejection of modern storm water management practices.  I suppose if you asked the Houston Chamber of Commerce why it was so important allow impervious cover everywhere, they’d have some good reasons like…”Jobs” or “Freedom”.

Read it here: And notice how rich people always manage to restrict “freedom” enough so that their areas aren’t free market shitholes.

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