Quite the productive legislative day. Perhaps the first one this year. The House passed Rep. Bentz’ access to TANF bill with only one no vote: Sussex County’s Rich Collins. Sean Matthews scored a two-fer with the passage of his bill to forestall dropping out of school (Briggs King and Yearick voted no, Spiegelman went not […]
This morning contributor R.E.V hand-delivered the following letter to the Wilmington office of Senator Carper. Later this week he plans to make a similar trip to Coons with other members of the DL subgroup formed to being the resistance to Senators Carper and Coons doorstep.
16 tons of bullshit and whaddayaget? Another day older and $35.6 million deeper in debt. The budget hole is up to $386 mill and counting. Hey, I’ve got an idea. Why not do a property tax revision on Delaware properties owned by those who do not officially reside in Delaware? And, of course, propose two […]
I wondered what Draco Malfoy was doing yesterday asking Comey questions. Turns out that was Trey Gowdy being his regular Republican asshole self. Republicans like Gowdy are not elected to govern. they are elected to fuck shit up. Gowdy was doing his damnedest to fuck up those hearings yesterday. Muddy the waters. Give the wingnut press some molehills with which to build mountains of outrage among their empty headed subscribers and listeners. If you edited the Republican portions out of the hearings and listened to the Democratic and Republican sections separately, you’d never guess they were taking part in the same hearings…on the same day…on the same continent… during the same century.
When you think about it, Trump wasn’t elected to govern “The United States of America,” he was elected to fuck shit up in a country that only exists in the right-wing’s imagination. He is applying himself to that task with alacrity, and the results are splashing onto us here in reality. Steve Bannon, the most powerful man in Trump’s White House has a “disturbing history of bigotry, nihilism, and apocalyptic delusions” should not be allowed within 1,000 miles of power and yet, there he is. We are not Bannon’s fellow citizens. We are mere bystanders in the vicinity of the GOP’s mental breakdown trying to avoid random kicks and punches.
With the news that budget shortfall this year will be greater than anticipated, Carney assembled a new task on the implementation of new coffee klatches in hopes of spurring on economic development within coffee shops throughout Delaware. Carney spokesperson was overheard saying, “Well, we’re not going to raise taxes on Delaware’s richest, so we might […]
FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to appear before a House committee about probes into Russian collusion with the Trump campaign during the election and the Republican President’s claim that Trump Tower was bugged by President Obama. Will Comey tell the plain truth and say Trump lied? No. Will Comey tell the plain truth about […]
The Republican President said that the country would benefit from a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure. Anyone with a passing knowledge of the Republican President’s frequent lies said, “Sure we will.” That skepticism was well founded.
Rumors are circulating that Governor “my hands are tied” Carney will propose a budget on Thursday that will seek to close a $350 million budget gap by cutting state expenses by $175 million while raising $175 million in new revenue. “New revenue” no doubt includes increases to “sin” taxes on cigarettes and liquor, because they […]
Maybe that is strong, but what else to call a collection of people who put up with this? Sussex County Councilman Rob Arlett knows the county has a trash problem, but he didn’t know how bad it is until he toured a 19-acre illegal dumping ground March 10. Located near Millville, the site contains every […]
The President really is an idiot. President Donald Trump on Friday suggested his administration bore no responsibility for promoting a Fox News analyst’s baseless claim that British intelligence agency GCHQ spied on Trump for former President Barack Obama. In a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a German reporter asked Trump about the […]
…from the desk of R.E. Vanella. (Author ’s note: This is completely my own commentary. I will paraphrase as I remember. I did not take notes. The entire thing was streamed and recorded for posterity on Facebook Live. So I presume it may be found on the internet.) 19:04 – McKean Auditorium. Ms Hudson introduces […]
As Carney continues to meet with Delawareans in “budget reset” meetings, a shocking theory is rippling through the state. Carney honestly has no idea what he is going to do about the budget and is really expecting the retirees he is meeting with to come up with something. That he is really listening is both […]
So many questions.
Will John Carney propose a budget before or after his Endless Coffee Klatch Tour? It now extends into late April. The tour, that is.
What, if any, proposals will members of the General Assembly introduce to close the $350 million budget gap?
Will Jellyfish John permit Sen. Nicole Poore to singlehandedly end the term of Patrice Gilliam-Johnson as Secretary of Labor?
If your measure of success for a party chair is electing people with “D” next to their name, Daniello was a success. If your measure is building an engaged and active party unified by core beliefs and assumptions – he sucked. Here is what he said about his accomplishments at the last state convention wich […]
This was a 2-minute soundcheck. There is also a lost episode somewhere in the internets in which Donviti and I discuss the DL/BlueDelaware breakup. I’ll post that if I ever find it. But this is all prologue to the announcement that the 2017 Podcast relaunch is in the works.[audio mp3="http://www.delawareliberal.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/REe18890844daa7ead57ec43dabd5d341e.mp3"][/audio]