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Song(s) Of The Day: Oct. 18, 2018

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Kaia Kater is a wonderful all-purpose musical threat: singer, songwriter and banjo-picker deluxe.  She’s coming to the Arden Gild Hall on Sat.,  Nov. 3. While I’m not producing the show, I’m psyched to see her. Here are a couple of her songs, including a brand-new one:

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BREAKING: Tom Wagner Appoints Candidate James Spadola To Take Over For His Sorry Ass!

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on October 17, 2018 83 Comments

This is a true story. After getting rid of a real auditor who ran the office during his lengthy absences from the job, outgoing State Auditor Tom Wagner has appointed a pretend auditor, James ‘Hug Me, I Used To Be A Cop’ Spadola, as Deputy Auditor. He will in fact be the Acting Auditor b/c […]

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Oct. 17 Open Thread: Horseface Pushes McTurtle Out of Headlines

Filed in National, Open Thread by on October 17, 2018 7 Comments

Yesterday’s news cycle was dominated by Trump inaccurately calling Stormy Daniels “horseface,” an insult that simply doesn’t fit her. This was seen as an attempt to distract from Trump’s murderous Saudi buddies, but both stories actually worked to hide the outrage of the day, Mitch McConnell’s declaration that the soaring federal deficit means we must […]

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Simpler & Lavelle: Cheaters: Part Deux

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on October 17, 2018 19 Comments
Simpler & Lavelle: Cheaters: Part Deux

  Yes, what Greg Lavelle did is clearly illegal. In fact, he voted on the bill that specifically made it illegal back in 2012. WHYY provides journalistic context to the News-Journal stenography.  From Mark Eichmann’s story: While PACs are not allowed to coordinate “electioneering” messages with campaigns, before 2012 PACs were able to circumvent finance […]

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Song Of The Day: Oct. 17, 2018

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They came right out of the gate full of catchy tunes. Temple University’s own:  

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Oct. 16 Open Thread: Oh, Wait, Yeah, Right…You Mean That Journalist

Filed in National, Open Thread by on October 16, 2018 20 Comments

The Saudis aren’t the fastest liars on the planet, that’s for sure. It took them a week to come around to “he died under questioning by rogue elements,” which ranks with only a dog eating homework and a grandmother’s funeral in the Pantheon of Lame Excuses. Turkey found more evidence of Jamal Khashoggi’s death, so […]

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Song Of The Day: Oct. 16, 2018

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Let’s just enjoy the season, OK?

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Simpler and Lavelle: Cheaters

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Simpler and Lavelle:  Cheaters

To be a modern Republican you have to be willing to cheat. Simpler and Lavelle fit the bill.   Delaware Democrats are accusing two prominent Republicans of skirting state campaign finance rules just weeks before voters head to the polls. The Delaware Democratic Party on Monday filed an official complaint with the state election office that […]

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Who do you like for 2020?

Filed in National by on October 16, 2018 26 Comments
Who do you like for 2020?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.):  I’m 100% on board for this.  She is a fighter who has set the progressive tone. An early voice for the abolition of ICE,and a Dem who isn’t beholden to Wall Street.   Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.):  If he is serious he needs to become a Democrat. He isn’t becoming a Democrat. […]

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Oct. 15 Open Thread: Fellow Worker Gritty

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Oct. 15 Open Thread: Fellow Worker Gritty

The Legend of Gritty continues to spread, this time with a piece in the New Yorker titled “How the Left won the war for Gritty.” The author notes that Gritty could easily have gone the other way — hockey audiences are notoriously white — but fans disdained him before Jacobin magazine sent out a simple […]

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Song(s) Of The Day: Oct. 15 , 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on October 15, 2018 0 Comments

We belatedly (I just forgot yesterday) close out Willie Dixon Week with (a) a song I’m gonna try ‘n convince Jason Ricci to let me sing when he comes to the Gild Hall in April; and (b) one that every British blues group cut its teeth to:

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How Will the Gender Gap Play in Delaware?

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How Will the Gender Gap Play in Delaware?

I’m mostly out of the prediction business. Especially predictions based on polls. And yet, the polling numbers for women, (below) must tell us something about how some of Delaware’s marquee races will shake out.  Let’s take a look:  

I’d love to be seeing more from COLLEEN DAVIS, but in Ken Simpler she gets the honor of running against Delaware’s version of Brett Kavanaugh.   And yet, based on the power of statewide incumbency, still a toss-up.  

 

KATHLEEN MCGUINESS will roll over James Spadola.  Other than disallowing a Republican to notch a win, not much to be happy about here. 

The power of incumbency is great, but SD 4’s Greg Lavelle seems panicked.  “Every single vote matters” is going to loom large in this one.  I like LAURA STURGEON in an election night squeaker.  

 

I haven’t heard anything about LOUISA PHILLIPS race in SD16.  We all know how unsuited Colin Bonini is for elective office.  Do enough SD 16 voters know? Still a Toss-up.

What a fucking dick Ramone turned out to be.  I mean, being a Republican there was always the probability that he was a huge dick, but he has certainly dispelled any doubt. STEPHANIE BARRY D Pickup

Learning that  GUILLERMINA GONZALEZ is mobbed up with the charter mafia, I’m not as thrilled with her campaign against Smith as I might have been.  But I’m not a typical voter.  I still have this as a D Pickup. 

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Greg Lavelle’s Panicked Mailers

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Greg Lavelle’s Panicked Mailers

What district does Greg Lavelle think he is running in? Looking at this mailer i get the feeling Lavelle thinks he is running in the 20th, and trying to turn out the #MAGA hat wearing, Fox News-loving, mouth breathers of Laurel.  How else can you explain this shrill mailer?   Oh yeah… panic.     […]

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