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NOTIFICATION OF PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING REGARDING THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT FOR THE GM WILMINGTON ASSEMBLY PLANT SITE (DE-1149)

Filed in National by on November 14, 2017 5 Comments

The Public Comment period closed on 11/1/2017. Someone, prior to that, was head’s up enough to formally request a public meeting.

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Dems looking out for the little guy (by hooking them up with payday loans at 380% interest)

Filed in National by on November 14, 2017 2 Comments
Dems looking out for the little guy (by hooking them up with payday loans at 380% interest)

Democrats are at it again. This time they are determined to help the predatory loan industry by allowing payday lenders sidestep basic consumer protection laws.

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 14, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 14, 2017 3 Comments

Glad to see a couple of other Tom Russell fans on the board.  Here is my fave song of his, this time performed by one of my favorite singer-songwriters, Dave Alvin. Dave wrote all the songs for the Blasters, and he has written dozens of songs I love. But he’s also a great interpreter, and […]

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Tea and Clickbait: Kompromat, Corruption and Owl Orgasms

Filed in National by on November 13, 2017 2 Comments

Jonathan Chait analyzes why Trump talks about Putin as if Putin’s his boss. The upshot: kompromat. He makes an unprovable but decent case. California passed a law forcing “crisis pregnancy centers” to disclose that abortion is an option. Opponents have taken their objections to the Supreme Court, but as Dahlia Lithwick explains, if that law […]

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Will Joe Give It a Go? I Say No

Filed in Delaware, National by on November 13, 2017 2 Comments

A lot of people think Joe Biden is going to gird his loins for presidential battle one last time in 2020. He’s out peddling his new memoir, “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose,” and dropping lots of hints that he wishes he had run in 2016. As I noted this morning, […]

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Police Thwart Rally Violence With TSA Tactic

Filed in National by on November 13, 2017 0 Comments

Remember those White Lives Matter rallies in Tennessee a couple of weeks ago, the ones that notably lacked the violence of the Charlottesville fiasco? There was a reason for that, and hats off to police forces who understand psychology and not just ballistics: Police slow-walked both protesters and counter-protesters through TSA-style security checkpoints. I saw […]

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Open Thread Nov. 13: Joe, the Port and Smash That Keurig

Filed in National by on November 13, 2017 11 Comments

Joe Fever is sweeping the nation — well, the part of the nation where Delaware is situated — as everyone speculates on whether he will run for president again in 2020. The signals so far are mixed, which is exactly the right tone to set on his book tour, because the speculation equals publicity. So […]

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Moore’s defense is no defense

Filed in National by on November 13, 2017 15 Comments
Moore’s defense is no defense

If you are a thirty year old man and need to ask a girl’s mother if it is okay to date her daughter – you are officially a creep and unequivocally too old for that girl. Case closed.

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Song Of The Day, Nov. 13, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 13, 2017 14 Comments

So I’m watching this film noir on Turner Classic Movies.  It’s called ‘The Window’, it’s really suspenseful and it features this child actor named Bobby Driscoll, who was on loan from Disney. Turns out he was a huge child star at Disney and was the voice of the animated Peter Pan. He was big.  By […]

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Sunday Breakfast Links: Open Thread, Nov. 12

Filed in National, Open Thread by on November 12, 2017 5 Comments

Question of the day comes from Lucian Truscott, who asks “WTF is wrong with rich people?” I have to say, I don’t have a clue what’s up with rich people. I mean, I’ve got friends here in Sag Harbor who do stuff like building teak decks and painting houses and plumbing and electrical work, and […]

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Song Of The Day For Nov. 12, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 12, 2017 0 Comments

We close out a week of early 70’s soul goodness with this Grammy Award-winning slice of what made Philly the Soul Center Of the Universe at the time:   Don’t fret, folks.  We haven’t exhausted this treasure trove of sweet soul. Not by a long shot.

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GOP: Grabby Old Perverts

Filed in National by on November 11, 2017 1 Comment

In blackjack, doubling down is what you do when you’re holding a 10 or 11 and the dealer shows a bust card. In politics, it’s just what Republicans do. Every. Single. Time. Is Roy Moore chastened by revelations that he liked to rock the cradle of love? He is not. In fact, he assured people […]

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Open Thread, Nov. 11: Saturday Scrapple

Filed in National, Open Thread by on November 11, 2017 4 Comments

When it comes to judges, I like ‘em well-seasoned. Republicans like ‘em raw. Yesterday every Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted for a 36-year-old twerp who has only practiced law for three years and never tried a case. Real raw. Bellyache raw. Louis C.K.’s apology got a mixed reception from critics and the public […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 11, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 11, 2017 2 Comments

Staying with Philly producer/composer/arranger Thom Bell, he turned Motown afterthoughts The Spinners into Atlantic Records soul stars. He wrote and produced this classic:

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Field Guide to Conservatives

Filed in National by on November 10, 2017 0 Comments

I don’t know where this came from originally but it’s too good to pass up: Things conservatives find offensive: Pink Pussy Hats Rainbow Flags ObamaCare “Happy Holidays” NFL Players kneeling Things conservatives don’t find offensive: White Hoods Tiki Torches Pedophiles Pussy Grabbing Colluding w/ Russia

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Can a Harasser Truly Apologize? Louis C.K. Gives It a Try

Filed in National by on November 10, 2017 6 Comments

The tsunami of stories about men behaving badly is sweeping the worlds of celebrity and politics so fast that nobody who has been accused has been able to come up with a convincing apology for past behavior. So let’s see how Louis C.K.’s mea culpa is received. “These stories are true,” he wrote in a […]

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Call Roy Moore a Perv, Get a Spittle Shower

Filed in National by on November 10, 2017 20 Comments

The list of men called out for bad sexual behavior, from creeping on underaged girls to rape, keeps growing. Comedian Louis C.K., who was trailed for years by rumors of his brand of no-touch (other than himself) sexual assault, is having all his HBO content erased from On Demand. Kevin Spacey’s part in an upcoming […]

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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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Open Thread Nov. 10: Scientology, Mental Illness and an Atheist in Congress

Filed in National by on November 10, 2017 2 Comments

Here’s my question about Roy Moore: What’s with the fucking cowboy hat? You live in Alabama, dipshit. Nobody but a country singer or a phony wears a cowboy hat outside Texas, and Roy Moore ain’t got no guitar. Maybe he thinks it will impress the little girls. No links because he’s not leaving the ballot […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 10, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 10, 2017 0 Comments

‘Backstabbers’ by the O’Jays wasn’t just one of the greatest songs of the ’70’s. The album with the same name was, IMHO, one of the great soul albums of all time. One great cut after another. Buy it if you can find it.  Produced by Gamble and Huff, gorgeous arrangements from Thom Bell. Just let […]

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Clickbait Canapes: Johnstown, Deals and the Great Skedaddle

Filed in National by on November 9, 2017 4 Comments

Donald Trump was right about people getting sick of winning — look at how many Republicans are fleeing Congress. Yahoo asked a bunch of them for their reasons, and while they don’t name the Orange Menace, many echoed Pennsylvania’s Charlie Dent, who said, “You’ve got this administration that’s taken the fun out of dysfunction.” Trump’s […]

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BREAKING: Townsend Will Not Seek AG Nomination, Will Run For Reelection To State Senate

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 9, 2017 5 Comments

State Senator Bryan Townsend stated today that he plans to seek reelection to the State Senate instead of mounting a race for Delaware Attorney General. Two D’s who might seek to appeal to progressives are considering the race and will likely decide in the next few weeks.  State Rep. Sean Lynn appears poised to run […]

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BREAKING: Roy Moore Accused Of Sexual Misconduct With 14-Year-Old Girl

Filed in Featured, National by on November 9, 2017 13 Comments

Whoa. It COULD be a hoax, but if true…: https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/woman-says-roy-moore-initiated-sexual-encounter-when-she-was-14-he-was-32/2017/11/09/1f495878-c293-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0_story.html?utm_term=.c1a64ab8a9b1 R senators are saying that, if true, he must leave race. The holier someone pretends to be, the sleazier they often are.

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Breaking – Trump told the truth for once

Filed in National by on November 9, 2017 1 Comment
Breaking – Trump told the truth for once

This is Trump at his most truthful. “Right now, unfortunately, it is a very one-sided and unfair one, but, but I don’t blame China. After all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for the benefit of its citizens? I give China great credit.” Thats more honest than […]

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Open Thread, Nov. 9: Equal Pay, Elections and Halladay’s Plane

Filed in National, Open Thread by on November 9, 2017 6 Comments

Stories searching for lessons in Tuesday’s election litter the ground like autumn leaves, and I’ll be damned if I rake them all up. A couple of them are worth your time, though. Joan Walsh at The Nation does the best job of pinpointing the reason for the surprising down-ballot wins in Virginia: “This year Democrats ran […]

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