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January 19, 2017 Open Thread

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January 19, 2017 Open Thread

Former Governor David Buckson, Alan Dershowitz, Siegel JCC bomb threat, More shootings in Wilmington, Miss Greenville and Miss Hockessin crowned, and Delawareans headed to Women’s March

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It took the election of Trump for Obama to see Republicans for what they are

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It took the election of Trump for Obama to see Republicans for what they are

I like Obama. My biggest knock against him has been that, being a decent person, he projects good faith onto Republicans when there is none. The election of Trump appears to have opened his eyes. (Eight years too late to do anything about it.)

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Another Bomb Threat at Siegel JCC

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Another Bomb Threat at Siegel JCC

Two weeks, two bomb threats at the Siegel JCC. Welcome to Trump’s America.

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Question of Day

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Question of Day

Without googling, what do DJ Ravidrums and The Piano Guys have in common?

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Wider access to contraception (through the ACA) has reduced abortions

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Wider access to contraception (through the ACA) has reduced abortions

The United States of America in 2017: One political party gets shit done, but can’t tell a compelling story to voters. The other party has a coherent culture but is only interested in fucking shit up.   The U.S. abortion rate has hit its lowest point since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according […]

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Carney’s Inaugural Address

Filed in Delaware by on January 18, 2017 3 Comments
Carney’s Inaugural Address

Carney’s Inaugural Speech as written.

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And The Ignorant Shall Inherit the United States

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And The Ignorant Shall Inherit the United States

When Donald Trump bragged that he just grabs them by the pussy, we all thought he was done. Sadly, this wasn’t a deal breaker and his racism, misogyny, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia and other phobias have become a template for the ignorant to emulate.

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Weds., Jan. 18, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on January 18, 2017 9 Comments

OK, kids, this gets a little tricky.  Yesterday morning dawned with Jack Markell as Governor.  Today, John Carney is Governor.  There are only two weeks until the General Assembly breaks for budget hearings.  Gov. Carney wants to have his cabinet in place by then.  What to do?  Well, last week President Pro-Tem David McBride announced […]

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Call Lisa Blunt Rochester

Filed in Delaware by on January 18, 2017 58 Comments
Call Lisa Blunt Rochester

Your job today is to call Lisa Blunt Rochester and tell her that you would like her to boycott Trump’s Inauguration. Call her office at (202) 225-4165.

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UD President Absent from Presidents’ Letter to Trump

Filed in Delaware, Education by on January 18, 2017 4 Comments
UD President Absent from Presidents’ Letter to Trump

A letter from college and university presidents to President-Elect Trump asks Trump “to condemn and work to prevent the harassment, hate, and acts of violence that are being perpetrated across our nation”.

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January 18, 2017 Open Thread

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January 18, 2017 Open Thread

Richard Gregg to lead Christina School District, more homicides in Wilmington, Delaware has never seen a piece of land that shouldn’t be developed

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The Third Way Resurfaces

Filed in Featured, National by on January 17, 2017 31 Comments
The Third Way Resurfaces

These losers have no shame.

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Delaware’s Roadways Are Deadlier Than Most

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Delaware’s Roadways Are Deadlier Than Most

It’s official, Delaware drives (and walks) like shit.

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Delaware General Assembly Pre-Game Show: Tues., Jan. 17, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on January 17, 2017 0 Comments

Yes, today I offer you a brief respite from all of those ‘Markell legacy’ pieces emanating from…the Markell Administration.  Which ends today.  No, not the self-serving legacy pieces. The Markell Administration. Maybe this means that state workers can take off their body armor.  I certainly hope so.  When you take a closer look at the […]

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Matt Meyers to Focus on Transparency in New Castle County

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Matt Meyers to Focus on Transparency in New Castle County

In a nice piece on new county executive Matt Meyers, the Delaware Business Times said that he will be focusing on transparency. Something that the residents of New Castle County have not seen in 4 long years. More than a specific to-do list, Meyer prefers to review and collaborate to develop solid policies that will […]

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Carper Will Actively Fight Against Trump’s EPA Pick

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Carper Will Actively Fight Against Trump’s EPA Pick

Trump’s pick to head the EPA is not so surprisingly a fan of the environment. Carper will lead the charge against Scott Pruitt.

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Trump’s Inauguration: Who’s In, Who’s Out

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Trump’s Inauguration: Who’s In, Who’s Out

Coons is all in, Carper gives himself a escape clause, and no word still from Lisa Blunt Rochester

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Purzycki Announces Actions Against Shootings

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Purzycki Announces Actions Against Shootings

Mayor Mike Purzycki and Police Chief Bobby Cumming announced on Monday a step-up in police actions in Wilmington to combat the uptick in shootings in Wilmington.

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January 17, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on January 17, 2017 20 Comments
January 17, 2017 Open Thread

Lisa Blunt Rochester talks about Martin Luther King Jr, Chis Coons says that Flynn’s call with Russia ‘very suspicious’ , Kent County could by looking at tax increases, 34th annual MLK Prayer Breakfast

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Chris Coons Continued Support of Israel

Filed in Delaware, International by on January 16, 2017 3 Comments
Chris Coons Continued Support of Israel

If Chris Coons supported the people of Delaware as much as he unabashedly supports the people of Israel, maybe we wouldn’t give him so much crap.

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Things John Carney Thought About in 2016

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Things John Carney Thought About in 2016

As El Somnambulo has mentioned, and I’m paraphrasing here, “John Carney has known for a year he would become governor, why is he just now thinking about how to fix Delaware’s budget shortfall?” So what are some of the things John Carney was thinking about in 2016 instead of Delaware’s budget?

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Lisa Blunt Rochester and Trump’s Inauguration

Filed in Delaware by on January 16, 2017 17 Comments
Lisa Blunt Rochester and Trump’s Inauguration

As several House Democrats have chosen to boycott Trump’s inauguration, this leads us to a question . . . well, really two questions. 1. Should Congresswoman Blunt Rochester boycott Trump’s inauguration? 2. Will Blunt Rochester boycott Trump’s inauguration It should be noted that we aren’t even asking Senator Carper or Senator Coons if they are planning on […]

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Markell’s Final Report Card

Filed in Delaware by on January 16, 2017 30 Comments
Markell’s Final Report Card

From a progressive viewpoint, I can only be disappointed by the mediocrity of Markell’s tenure, but I’m sure the Corporate-Clinton Democrats are quite content.

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January 16, 2017 Open Thread

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January 16, 2017 Open Thread

More shootings in Wilmington, Housing Not Handcuffs Community Justice Walk, and Carney appointments,.

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Sen. Marshall Proposes Minimum Wage Increase

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on January 15, 2017 6 Comments
Sen. Marshall Proposes Minimum Wage Increase

If memory serves, this is a far more modest proposal than in recent years. SB 10 provides for a 50 cent increase each year for the next four years, and then, post-2020, ties minimum wage increases to Social Security Cost-of-Living increases.

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