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Open Thread for May 15, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on May 15, 2017 16 Comments

Russian Law Firm of the Year:  Yes, it’s the ‘highly-prestigious’ law firm that wrote the letter about Donald Trump’s Russia ties.  BTW, this isn’t fake news, this is the law firm bragging about it. US Settles Russian Money-Laundering Case Right Before It Comes to Trial.  Yes, this was the case that Preet Bharara was working […]

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Open Thread For May 14, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on May 14, 2017 7 Comments

Why Trump Must Be Impeached.  Not just for Obstruction of Justice,  but for his brazen disregard for the Emoluments Clause since Day 1. As Aetna Exits, Time For Single Payer in Delaware.  This is precisely what Trump is trying to do in destabilizing the marketplace. It’s working. Should Lawmakers Keep Their $275,000 Road Slush Funds?  […]

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The GOP’s Secret Mid-term Weapon (…is not so secret)

Filed in National by on May 13, 2017 2 Comments
The GOP’s Secret Mid-term Weapon (…is not so secret)

Their party’s leader is a corrupt buffoon. The GOP controlled House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a used Pampers ™ filled with ebola monkey shit, putting some 24 million people on the “hope you don’t get sick” plan. Quite a mid-term strategy. We should clobber them, right? Wrong.

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Open Thread for May 13, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on May 13, 2017 4 Comments

Reasons Why the Letter on Trump’s Russia Ties Is Bullshit. Faux News Part Deux. Sinclair Broadcasting is poised to bring yet more propaganda to your screens, thanks to a huge merger. At least it might mean more exposure for ROH Wrestling. Those Organic Foods May Not Be So Organic.  Three words-Made In China. Great reporting […]

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Open Thread For May 12, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on May 12, 2017 5 Comments

Trump Demanded Loyalty Oath From Comey. Didn’t Get It.  Yes, it’s a cover-up.  I repeat: Trump will not be President on Dec. 31, 2017. Sam Guy’s Gotta Sam Guy: Hard to believe it’s been almost 30 consecutive years of public narcissism. Has he gotten his law license back yet? Sessions Demands Toughest Drug Sentences Possible.  […]

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General Assembly Pre-Game Show/Post-Game Wrap-Up: Thurs., May 11, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on May 11, 2017 24 Comments

Law ‘n order is back with a vengeance in Dover. And, hey, why not cede the entire agenda to ex-cop Steve Smyk? Two of his crappy bills passed the Senate yesterday and head to Jellyfish John for his signature. This one and this one.  Hey, let’s drop a pile of charges on a bunch of […]

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Open Thread for May 11, 2017

Filed in Featured, National by on May 11, 2017 2 Comments

Yes, it’s a coverup. Yes, it’s a coverup. Yes, it’s a coverup. Yes, it’s a coverup. Yes, it’s a coverup.

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Open Thread for May 10, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on May 10, 2017 16 Comments

A Story the Comey White Noise Blocked Out.  Grand Jury issues subpoenas to associates of Michael Flynn. Sessions Seeks to Bring Back Minimum Mandatories for Drug Offenses.  It already failed spectacularly once, why not bring it back? Plus, hey, we can get lots of blacks off the voter rolls. Chris Coons Reaches Across the Aisle…For […]

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Weds., May 10, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on May 10, 2017 2 Comments

The death penalty is likely to be restored in Delaware unless there is an effective groundswell of opposition, something that was sorely lacking as the House considered HB 125.  For the life of me, I can’t understand why the Delaware Chapter of the ACLU chose to sit this out.  There are a lot of our […]

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BREAKING: James Comey Fired

Filed in National by on May 9, 2017 0 Comments

Allegedly because he ‘misspoke’ when exaggerating the number of e-mails that were sent from Hillary Clinton to Anthony Weiner. Makes you wonder what happens to that FBI investigation into Trump-Russia ties/collusion, though…

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Open Thread for May 9, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on May 9, 2017

TransPerfect’s Campaign Imperfect. Did any of you see that commercial sponsored by some PAC called something like Pro-Business Delaware? Basically the ad says that, thanks to the Court of Chancery’s decision in the TransPerfect case, a decision necessitated b/c the two key TransPerfect officials just couldn’t get along, Delaware will lose its pre-eminent status for […]

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Delaware General Assembly Pre-Game Show: Tues., May 9, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on May 9, 2017 6 Comments

Tuesday’s Tale of Two Bills: Bringing back the death penalty in the House, and codifying the protections of Roe v. Wade in the Senate. The Extreme Crimes Prevention Act will, of course, prevent no such thing.  But it’s a great opportunity to satisfy the bloodlust of both legislators and Angry White Men as well.  Oh, […]

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Occasional Words from the Resistance

Filed in National by on May 9, 2017 0 Comments

…from the desk of R.E. Vanella.   “Tim, when they good low, we go high…   …yeah, aim for the face.”  — Tim Faust, Chapo Trap House I noticed a lot less traffic here in the last month to six weeks.  My wife and I did some traveling and when we returned I caught a […]

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Carper Announces – He is in for another 6 Years

Filed in National by on May 8, 2017 9 Comments
Carper Announces – He is in for another 6 Years

This is sad. Carper will not be beaten in a primary, and unless he pulls a Bill Roth and passes out while door knocking, he will be inflicting his third-way, corporatist bullshit on us while helping out Trump and the Republicans with bi-partsan cover for another 6 years, according to a “Join the 2017 Carper […]

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Open Thread For May 7, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on May 7, 2017 37 Comments

Will Rehoboth Dump Wastewater Into the Ocean? Maybe Yes, Maybe No.  Check out how Park Slope Kathy plants herself firmly on both side of the fence. ‘I voted for it, but…’. Trump’s Solution to Opioid Crisis: Gut the Drug Czar’s Office.  Some things I just cannot make up. At What Point Will Someone Do Something […]

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After screwing around, Dover picks police chief

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Via Delaware State News- DOVER — In a historic hiring, Deputy Chief Maj. Marvin Mailey was selected as the city’s first African-American police chief by unanimous vote on Thursday. All eight city council members approved of Mayor Robin R. Christiansen’s recommendation to become Dover’s 14th police chief. Chief Mailey, 50, topped a list of 34 […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: April, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on May 5, 2017 0 Comments

Stuff that broke through the white noise for me this month: Best Robyn Hitchcock song I’ve heard in years: Philly’s indy scene is amazing.  Love this song by Palm, a band I’d never heard of until last week.  Math rock meets Gentle Giant:

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Open Thread For May 5, 2017

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24 Vulnerable Rethugs Who Voted to Kill Obamacare. Take names. Make donations. Anti-Vaxers Cause Measles Outbreak.  Anti-science triumphs again. Internet Company Gives Hate Groups Names of Those Who Protest Them.  It’s one thing to house websites of hate groups.  It’s quite another to give them the names of those who write to protest them.  But […]

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The reality of what the GOP voted for

Filed in National by on May 4, 2017 8 Comments
The reality of what the GOP voted for

…doesn’t matter. The house Republicans could have voted for everyone in the country to get a service monkey. Who knows? Nobody has read the bill, but reality doesn’t matter. The bill hasn’t passed the Senate. That only matters to egg-heads and losers. Speaking of losers, people will lose their insurance and probably die, but before […]

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Delaware House Rushes to Restore Death Penalty

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on May 4, 2017 16 Comments

Forget about a Post-Game/Pre-Game today. The only important story is that the Delaware House of Representatives, led by ex-cop Pete Schwartzkopf, will vote on restoring Delaware’s death penalty today.  It will almost certainly pass. You will recall that it was Schwartzkopf who delayed a vote on death penalty repeal for months before his police pals […]

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Weds., May 3, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on May 3, 2017 4 Comments

When it comes to legislators being courageous vs. fear of being demagogued, fear wins every time.  Which is why HB 122 (Smyk) unanimously, unanimously, passed the House yesterday.  Just use your critical thinking skills and parse every syllable of its synopsis: This bill provides greater protection to correctional officers and other state employees who are […]

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General Assembly Pre-Game Show: Tues., May 2, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on May 2, 2017 7 Comments

First, a wrap-up of last week’s highlights: *The second leg of a constitutional amendment requiring expenditures from the Transportation Trust Fund to be limited to transportation infrastructure-related expenses passed the Senate. One Not Voting: Sen. McDowell.  Bill now goes to the House. *Sen. McDowell introduced legislation barring the practice of ‘conversion therapy’ in Delaware. *Here’s […]

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Open Thread for May 2, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on May 2, 2017 10 Comments

The Real Reason Why Hillary Lost.  Spoiler Alert: It’s exactly what we thought: Indeed, the voters who flipped from Obama to Trump in just four years have amassed 70 percent of the reason why Clinton lost the election.  (In other words, it wasn’t just racism.)  The real reason?: Clinton lost was unable to persuade working […]

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John Carney’s First 100 Days

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on May 1, 2017 13 Comments

Yes, he thinks he accomplished some stuff. Or at least his press secretary thought that they needed to release a list of his so-called accomplishments. Really, they did.  Here is the result: Governor Carney’s First 100 Days WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor Carney released the following statement on his first 100 days in office: “During my […]

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What Do Charlie Copeland and Mike Harrington Have In Common?

Filed in Delaware by on May 1, 2017 12 Comments

Glad you asked.  Both have held the title of Republican State Chairman. Both are former legislators. Here’s the thing, though.  While Copeland’s short and relatively recent legislative reign ended when he chose to pursue…well, whatever he chose to pursue, Dissolute Recrimination and the like, Mike Harrington lost his reelection bid by 23 votes…back in 1982.  […]

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