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Song Of The Day: Feb. 14, 2018

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Nathan Arizona, Day 3 (Editor’s Note: If it’s Valentine’s Day, I’m just a spy in the house of love): “The eccentric Was brothers (not their real names, not real brothers) called themselves Was (Not Was) and were better known for writing and production work than turning out hits. But this one from 1988 cracked the […]

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The News Journal is Just Trolling Bitches Now

Filed in National by on February 13, 2018 2 Comments
The News Journal is Just Trolling Bitches Now

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Chris Coons Again Played For a Fool

Filed in National by on February 13, 2018 9 Comments

“I’ve been here seven years and never seen anything like it,” Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) marveled to Talking Points Memo Monday night. “Who knows? Democracy may very well break out in here.” Coons was talking about the immigration debate Mitch McConnell’s underworld family Republican Caucus promised as payment for passing the GOP’s kill-the-poors budget. Sucker! […]

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Q: Who is taking a crack at LBR?

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Q: Who is taking a crack at LBR?

A: Mr. Homemade sign for one. Scott Walker is getting out the hammer and nails. (Thanks tipster!)

But who else? The DEGOP can’t let Walker be their standard bearer, effectively taking a pass on challenging a freshman. Can they?

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Sure Republicans Are People — Cold, Heartless, Bastard People

Filed in National by on February 13, 2018 1 Comment

This Thom Hartmann essay is getting a lot of traction on the liberal web, and rightly so. It lays out the entire 44-year history of how conservatives fought back against the New Deal by deciding that they could play Santa Claus, too — not by offering government assistance to the poor and middle classes, but […]

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Open Thread Feb. 13: They Don’t Know Art, But They Know What They Don’t Like [Updated w/ Secret Sperm]

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Did you really think right-wing mouth breathers would allow the Obamas to unveil their official portraits without demonstrating why they belong to Slackjaw Nation? Silly rabbit. Actual art critics, as they usually will, had mixed reviews. [UPDATE] Sean Hannity weighed in on Obama’s portrait: It contains “secret sperm” hidden on his left temple. I swear […]

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Guess Which Delaware Legislator Just Cashed In

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on February 13, 2018 12 Comments

Need a hint?  Take a look at what passes for the ‘leadership’ of the Delaware Police Athletic League: https://palde.org/board-of-directors/ Yup. The amoral and ethically-bankrupt Valerie Longhurst who, in her spare time, doubles as the Majority Leader for the Delaware House of Representatives, has finally landed in a cushy do-nothing job.  It took her longer than […]

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Song Of The Day: Feb. 13, 2018

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Nathan Arizona Week. Day 2!: “The only hit by a 1990s “alternative” band with hints of the ’70s. In fact, pretty much the only New Radicals song anybody’s ever heard of. Praised by Joni Mitchell, who hardly likes anything. It never made sense to me that this group dropped off the face of the earth […]

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An uplifting story from Politico – Progressives storm Democratic primaries

Filed in National by on February 12, 2018 9 Comments
An uplifting story from Politico – Progressives storm Democratic primaries

Progressive insurgents are launching challenges to Democratic members of Congress in some of the country’s bluest districts, sparked by deep frustration with the party establishment and anti-Trump anger. Most of the challengers are long shots at the moment. But some are putting a scare into entrenched incumbents, thanks to their muscular fundraising and a message […]

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Sure Corporations Are People — Cold, Heartless, Bastard People

Filed in National by on February 12, 2018 12 Comments

A waitress at an Outback Steakhouse in Florida spends a good part of her shift putting together a 75-meal takeout order for a megachurch. The guy who picks it up pays the $735 but leaves no tip. The waitress is steamed and posts about it on Facebook (without mentioning where she worked). It gets back […]

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Open Thread Feb. 12: Vote in Haste, Collect Unemployment at Leisure

Filed in National, Open Thread by on February 12, 2018 30 Comments

Today is Lincoln’s birthday, raising the question: If he had foreseen Trump, would Lincoln have thought saving the Union was so important? That would be like a guy who lovingly restored a ’67 Charger watching his grandson steer it into a telephone pole. Because Democrats didn’t talk about jobs, Trump got away with pretending he […]

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Song Of The Day: Feb. 12, 2018

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Nathan Arizona, Day One!: “Crackling indie pop-rock from a rousing and rowdy Scottish band. NME named it the best song of 2006. A friend of mine and I spent part of a summer on a back porch trying to figure out what they were saying. Even when we finally saw the lyrics it didn’t help […]

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“Delaware – We are merely the pimps!”

Filed in National by on February 11, 2018 8 Comments
“Delaware – We are merely the pimps!”

We are merely the pimps! is the new state motto of Delaware, replacing the old official motto “Liberty and independence” and the old unofficial motto “Home of tax free shopping” as well as the other unofficial mottos “The First State”, “Small Wonder” and “Delawhere?”

We are merely the Pimps! Should ring in everyone’s ears, and true delawareans should swell with pride after reading this story about how Delaware’s laws facilitate child sex trafficking.

Link to: ‘World’s top online brothel’ is Delaware company in ‘good standing’

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Trump Is a Secret Muslim

Filed in National by on February 11, 2018 9 Comments

Trump keeps talking about the “four pillars of immigration reform.” You know who else talks about pillars a lot? Muslims. Yeah, I’m talking about followers of Mohammed (PBUH). Ever hear of the Five Pillars of Islam? That’s by far the most common phrase in which the word “pillars” appears in the media. There’s no reason […]

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Open Thread Feb. 11: The Glass is Half-Full, but With What?

Filed in National by on February 11, 2018 5 Comments

Everyone who thinks protecting the downtrodden is Job 1 for the Democratic Party is super-bummed this week because it’s becoming clear that Democrats in Congress are not going to risk their jobs for a couple of million Dreamers. This, naturally, has led to more liberal grumbling about Nancy Pelosi, which in turn leads to articles […]

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No News Journal Coverage of Kerri Harris Announcement?

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No News Journal Coverage of Kerri Harris Announcement?

Yesterday I was wondering how the NJ was going to cover the event in Wilmington. Today I’m still wondering. Is the NJ really passing on this?

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Song Of The Day: Feb. 11, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on February 11, 2018 1 Comment

Yes, it’s a parody of Deadheads.  But it’s just so cool and spiky. Ends real quick b/c ‘Surprise Truck’ barrels through. Best band name ever?: Starting tomorrow, Nathan Arizona gets his week in the booth.  Trust me, the week kicks off with a serious slab of hot wax!

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The Kerri Harris Campaign is Legit

Filed in National by on February 10, 2018 8 Comments
The Kerri Harris Campaign is Legit

I was glad to be able to attend the Kerri Harris announcement today in Wilmington. I had one big question to answer – is this campaign legit?

I got to see first hand that, indeed, it is legit. There will be a lot written about this candidate and this campaign, but make no mistake – this is for real.

I saw a serious operation staffed up by a network of organizations and constituencies all converging on this campaign, possibly for their own reasons, but bound by a commitment to challenge the status quo. I saw a deliberate and serious candidate, expressing a sort of humble urgency.

But it is also what I didn’t see. I’ve been around campaigns that were not serious. It is hard to put a finger on, but you just get a sense that these unserious campaigns don’t embrace the grind. They think doors are going to be thrown open. I didn’t get that impression from this campaign.

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Open Thread Feb. 10: Democrats Fold Like an Origami Weasel

Filed in Delaware, National, Open Thread by on February 10, 2018 1 Comment

We now have a better understanding of why the Trump White House doesn’t spend more time punching hippies: They’re too busy punching women. These are the people Trump likes to surround himself with: Guys in his own image, “bullies, poseurs and bad boys.” I think it took a lot of restraint for the author to […]

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Song Of The Day: Feb. 10, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on February 10, 2018 0 Comments

Always thought this was a Los Lobos original. Last night, Nathan Williams of the Zydeco Cha Chas set me straight.  BTW, hope you were there!:  

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Open Thread Feb. 9: No One Likes Us, We Don’t Care

Filed in National, Open Thread by on February 9, 2018 14 Comments

Jason Kelce will never pay for another drink in Philadelphia. He stole the show at the Eagles victory parade yesterday, dressing up like a Mummer (somebody in the Avalon String Band had saved an old costume big enough to fit him), engaging with fans along the route and giving a barn-burning, expletive-riddled speech calling out […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: Feb. 2-8, 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on February 9, 2018 45 Comments

1. Park City Kathy Makes It Official.  Yes, she’s running. For State Auditor. You know, the Public Watchdog of the Purse Strings.  Here’s what she said as part of her announcement: “My motivation is that I have been paying taxes and I know we can do better for all Delawareans.” Heavy, man. Let’s cut through […]

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Kathy McGuiness to Primary Wagner

Filed in National by on February 9, 2018 5 Comments
Kathy McGuiness to Primary Wagner

I guess Wagner has fallen out of favor with  Pete Schwarztkopf.

 

Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D?-Rehoboth Beach, says:

“Many of you know that Kathy is everywhere throughout the state, building relationships and taking on new responsibilities. Now we need her to take on one more, that of auditor of accounts for the state of Delaware,” he said.

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Song Of The Day: Feb. 9, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on February 9, 2018 0 Comments

You can have yer Queen. When it comes to winners, here is my default:

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Mo’ Joe: Kompromat Only Explanation for Trump’s Bromance With Putin

Filed in National by on February 8, 2018 7 Comments

Looks like Joe Biden’s tactic for helping Democrats in the midterms is going to be “I’ll attack Trump so you don’t have to.” Biden sat down this morning for an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, who asked the former vice president why Trump was “so reluctant to take on Vladimir Putin.” “Look, you know, I […]

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