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Can Delaware Dems Repeat 2018 Success in 2020? Part 1

Filed in National by on December 12, 2018 12 Comments
Can Delaware Dems Repeat 2018 Success in 2020?  Part 1

With the help of the crazy man-baby in the White House, Delaware Democrats TROUNCED Delaware Republicans in 2018. But can they keep the momentum rolling in 2020? While some factors point to continuing Dem pickups, other factors will make it difficult for Dems to keep the flywheel turning.

Making pickups an uphill fight for Democrats is the fact that there are far fewer targets of opportunity for Democrats in 2020. In New Castle County only Michael Smith, Jeff Spiegelman, Kevin Hensley, and Mike Ramone remain in the house.

Ramone has been exposed for the fraud and crumb-bumb that he is. I’d rate him as beatable. After that, it looks like …

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Whatever Happened to Murdertown?

Filed in Delaware by on December 11, 2018 2 Comments

I posed a question in the panhandling thread asking if anyone could figure out why Mike Purzycki gets virtually no positive press for the receding Wilmington murder rate. I flashed back to my summer of substitute teaching when nobody raised a hand. There’s a reason I asked the question in a thread about panhandlers. I’ll […]

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Dec. 11 Open Thread: Plenty of Coal This Christmas

Filed in National, Open Thread by on December 11, 2018 4 Comments

In news that will seem much more important years down the line than it does now, a global climate confab is being held in Poland, the climate-denier capital of Europe, where the U.S. pushed for increased use of coal, to outright laughter from nations without fossil fuels to peddle. Gabriel Sherman has the scoop on […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 11, 2018

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

Best song ever about cricket? Since it’s the only one I know, it is for me:

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A Brexit Post

Filed in National by on December 11, 2018 13 Comments
A Brexit Post

Like all Americans, I don’t pay much attention to Not America. But I know enough about Brexit to know the Brittish fucked themselves out of shortsighted-racist-old-white-guy-malice. This tweet seems to sum it up: Hugo Rifkind ✔ @hugorifkind Replying to @hugorifkind The thing is, the best way to understand Theresa May’s predicament is to imagine that […]

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Jail Time for Pharma Price Fixing? Don’t Make Me Laugh

Filed in National by on December 11, 2018 4 Comments

David Anderson writing at Balloon Juice has the late stage capitalism laugh of the day. The Washington Post has a blockbuster on collusion between generic drug manufacturers: Executives at more than a dozen generic-drug companies had a form of shorthand to describe how they conducted business, insider lingo worked out over steak dinners, cocktail receptions […]

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Coons’ Prayer Breakfast Confidant Plea Deal Disclosed

Filed in National by on December 10, 2018 10 Comments
Coons’ Prayer Breakfast Confidant Plea Deal Disclosed

Coons’prayer breakfast confidant, Maria Butina, conspired with a Russian government official “and at least one other person” for Butina to act as an unregistered foreign agent. ABC News obtained a copy of the plea agreement and published excerpts of it Monday. A court filing earlier Monday suggested a plea agreement was imminent. Federal investigators have […]

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Jingle my Balls

Filed in National by on December 10, 2018 6 Comments

Hey, you, Yes, you, Come over here. It’s almost time to jingle my balls Whwhhhhhat did you just say? It sounded to me like you said to jingle your balls? I did. I said, ‘It’s almost time to jingle my balls.’ Or I can grab you by your mistletoe. Your call. By the way Is […]

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Dec. 10 Open Thread: The Wheels Have Come Off, Trump’s Driving on the Rims

Filed in National, Open Thread by on December 10, 2018 5 Comments

When Richard Nixon’s presidency fell apart, he was at least enough of an old political hack to keep up the outward appearance of a functioning administration. Chalk that up as yet another thing Donald Trump can’t do. After weeks of publicly courting Nick Ayers, the Karl Rove of his generation, to be his new chief […]

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Purzycki To Panhandlers: “Drop Dead!”

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on December 10, 2018 31 Comments

Let’s be honest: Mike Purzycki only represents people who come to Wilmington to build their already huge fortunes, but who don’t live here. People of substantial economic means who offend easily. People who apparently are offended by panhandlers. Not the circumstances that lead to the need to ask for money, but the people in such […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 10, 2018

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

From a really cool band that got lost in the shuffle of the ’80’s:

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Dec. 9 Open Thread: Liberal Bias? If Only

Filed in National, Open Thread by on December 9, 2018 16 Comments

I don’t make a habit of whining about media malfeasance — it’s just too common to get worked up over. But a glut of minor sins made for annoying reading this morning. First up: Reporters had a day to read the transcript of James Comey’s closed-door testimony to a House committee, which Democrats and Comey […]

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Song Of The Day: Dec. 9, 2018

Filed in National by on December 9, 2018 0 Comments

Little Steven’s Underground Garage sent me here. From Sweden, with three chords:

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