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Song Of The Day: April 20, 2018

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Wake up!:

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Bridenstine Confirmation Should Cause Every NASA Scientist to Resign

Filed in National by on April 19, 2018 2 Comments
Bridenstine Confirmation Should Cause Every NASA Scientist to Resign

Quitting sucks. It is hard to give up money – but NASA scientists that stay on under this director are giving up much more than money. Now that the Senate has confirmed Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), a man with no scientific credentials, a man who doesn’t believe in climate change, a man uniquely unfit to […]

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April 19 Open Thread: Democrats Rolling in the Green

Filed in National, Open Thread by on April 19, 2018 6 Comments

I’m of the firm belief that money is not the sole, or even the most important, factor in winning elections. Still, it’s telling that Democrats are thumping Republicans in fund-raising for the midterms. Politico found that 43 Democrats have out-raised their incumbent Republicans. Remember when some people thought Trump’s constant flip-flopping meant he was playing […]

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Nicole Poore May Support Mass School Shootings

Filed in National by on April 19, 2018 11 Comments
Nicole Poore May Support Mass School Shootings

This is not complicated. Either you support mass shootings in schools, or you don’t.

Senate Majority Whip Nicole Poore, D-New Castle, said last week that she is uncertain how she will vote.
“I, like many of my colleagues, am listening to my constituents on both sides of the issue,” she told The News Journal last week.

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Thurs., April 19, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on April 19, 2018 2 Comments

Senate President Pro-Tempore Dave McBride had an idea. It was, and remains, a good idea. He would post the Senate agendas for the entire week well in advance of Tuesday’s sessions.  He has done so. Problem is, bills have been dropping from those agendas regularly.  Yesterday, it was Ernie Lopez’s ‘DNREC, Get Off Of My […]

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How to hold a civil dialogue with with gun nuts

Filed in National by on April 19, 2018 83 Comments
How to hold a civil dialogue with with gun nuts

The recent gun nut riot at Middletown HS has me wondering if it is even possible to talk with people so utterly out of their minds. Trying to think through strategies to dialogue with these deranged morons got me thinking through some possible avenues. *crossfade to a public forum*

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Song Of The Day: April 19, 2018

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Dave Alvin is one of my musical heroes.  When I’m searching for a song of the day, he’s a perfect musical default:

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Coons’ Vaunted Bipartisanship Fails Once Again

Filed in National by on April 18, 2018 17 Comments
Coons’ Vaunted Bipartisanship Fails Once Again

Bipartisan hero of bipartisanship, Chris Coons, struck out again.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

McConnell said the bill is unnecessary because President Donald Trump will not fire Mueller.

Coons is resolved to bipartisan his bipartisanship ass off even more bipartisanly next time. He is sure it will work.

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Biden Watch 2020: Decision Expected By Year’s End

Filed in Delaware, National by on April 18, 2018 3 Comments

A reporter for The Hill bumped into Joe Biden at the airport this morning and asked when he’ll make his decision whether to run for president in 2020. Biden replied, “Not until the end of the year.” That indicates to me that he wants to see what happens in the midterms before he commits either […]

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Weds., April 18, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on April 18, 2018 3 Comments

Let’s start with some rare, if modest, good news.  Ernie Lopez’s Sussex County ‘Damn Revenooers’ bill has been excised from today’s Senate Agenda. OK, back to reality. Here’s yesterday’s Session Activity Report.  Nothing surprising. Committee time, kids!  Let’s investigate. Starting with the House. Just because.  Highlights from today’s committee lineup: *HB 369 (Osienski)  ‘expands the […]

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April 18 Open Thread: Scary Stuff

Filed in National, Open Thread by on April 18, 2018 17 Comments

As much as I enjoyed “Goldfinger” back in the day, I was always skeptical about the denouement, in which Auric Goldfinger, who’s almost as fat as Trump, gets sucked out of a broken airplane window by the pressure differential. C’mon, how is a guy that big gonna fit through a window that small? After yesterday’s […]

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Song Of The Day: April 18, 2018

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Inspired by Kathy McGuiness’ chasing of that LLC lucre. Oh, also Motown’s first hit record  See if you can catch the couplet about Ernie Lopez:

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Kathy McGuiness Goes After That LLC Money

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on April 18, 2018 23 Comments
Kathy McGuiness Goes After That LLC Money

No, not as a State Auditor committed to being your fiscal watchdog. As a candidate. As in contributions. From her profoundly depressing kickoff announcement: Individual Contributions are limited to $1,200 per person and LLC, per election. Does this mean that each one of, say, Bryon Short’s, or Michael Cohen’s, Delaware-based LLC’s could contribute up to […]

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