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Opposing BFD China Climate Deal? Treason.

Filed in International by on November 12, 2014 48 Comments
Opposing BFD China Climate Deal?  Treason.

For years Republicans have held China’s resistance to a carbon reduction treaty as a reason to oppose President Obama’s efforts to address the climate crisis here. So, he cuts an amazing deal with China and what are Republicans doing? Opposing it. This is nothing short of treason.

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DNC fundraising emails I’d love to Get

Filed in National by on November 12, 2014 6 Comments
DNC fundraising emails I’d love to Get

Jason330,

We screwed up. But here is the good news – starting today we aren’t taking any money from banks or finical services industries. None. Nothing. We now realize that working to protect the profits of banks doesn’t serve the interest of the working class Americans who have always been the backbone of the party. So from now on, the DNC will turn away all money from banks so that we can get back to being the party that looks out for the little guy.

That will put us in a fundraising bind, so we will need to depend on people like you to help get the message out. You are the Democratic Party’s biggest asset. Thanks for considering a donation to help return the Democratic Party to its core values.

Sincerely,

Joe Biden

More under the fold.

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A Message From Joe Biden – Nothing Has Changed

Filed in National by on November 12, 2014 19 Comments
A Message From Joe Biden – Nothing Has Changed

This is depressing:

Jason330,

I’ve been through a lot of elections, Jason330, and it’s a simple fact that you’re not going to win them all. No matter how hard you work, sometimes things don’t turn out the way you want them to.

But I hope you won’t listen to any of the people who are saying that what happened on one Tuesday night in November changed everything — because they are wrong.

Nothing changed the fact that there are millions of Americans counting on us to create good middle-class jobs, and build better schools for our children. It didn’t change that we still have a lot of work to do together, and two full years to do it.

So I want you to stay committed, keep your head up, and invest in the future of our party. If you’ve saved your payment information, your donation will go through immediately.

Thank you, Jason330 — I mean it. Folks like you have always been the Democratic Party’s biggest asset, and there’s nothing that’s going to change that either.

Joe

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [11.12.14]

Filed in Delaware by on November 12, 2014 4 Comments
Wednesday Daily Delawhere [11.12.14]

Houses of Midtown Brandywine in Wilmington, with Center City in the background.

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Veteran’s Day Daily Delawhere [11.11.14]

Filed in Delaware by on November 11, 2014 5 Comments
Veteran’s Day Daily Delawhere [11.11.14]

Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, on Chesapeake City Road in Pencader Hundred.

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‘Bulo On Al Mascitti Show Tuesday

Filed in Delaware by on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
‘Bulo On Al Mascitti Show Tuesday

We’ll talk the 2014 Delaware election results, look at how 2016 might shape up, and maybe even look at the issues facing the upcoming General Assembly session.

I’ll even talk about how Tom Carper is showing some signs of vulnerability.

All this and your calls, this Tuesday, 10 am to 12 noon, WDEL 1150-Newsradio.

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Monday Open Thread [11.10.14]

Filed in National by on November 10, 2014 47 Comments
Monday Open Thread [11.10.14]

Howard Dean echos Jason: “Where the hell is the Democratic party?…You’ve got to stand for something if you want to win…You cannot win if you are afraid…You’ve got to strengthen the state parties. It requires discipline, accountability, but it also requires money to go to the state parties and we have to trust the state parties.”

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Attendance Zone Decision for Cooke Elementary School Results In A Protest

Filed in Delaware by on November 10, 2014 98 Comments
Attendance Zone Decision for Cooke Elementary School Results In A Protest

An ipetition landed in my email.  Here’s what it says:

Protest of Red Clay School Board’s Attendance Zone Decision for Cooke Elementary School

We demand that the Red Clay Consolidated School District School Board reverse their October 15 decision to deviate from the Attendance Zone feeder pattern that had been presented by the Attendance Zone Committee and accepted by the community. This last-minute decision undermined six months of work by the Attendance Zone Committee and did not give the community an opportunity to voice concerns. The students of Lancaster Court Apartments will not benefit from this decision, and the decision contradicts the Neighborhood Schools Act. The Board’s action was not ethical and the decision is not acceptable.

So… I made some calls to try and figure out what happened.  I’m piecing this together from various conversations, so if anyone has additional insight please let me know.  Here’s what I heard….

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Monday Daily Delawhere [11.10.14]

Filed in Delaware by on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Monday Daily Delawhere [11.10.14]

The Charles Thomas House, on The Strand in New Castle. The house was built in 1801 as a hotel, and also served as the parish house for Immanuel Episcopal Church.

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Debbie: It’s Time To Move On

Filed in National by on November 9, 2014 56 Comments
Debbie:  It’s Time To Move On

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair of the DNC, you need to move on.

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [11.9.14]

Filed in Delaware by on November 9, 2014 0 Comments
Sunday Daily Delawhere [11.9.14]

All Saints Cemetery along Kirkwood Highway between Wilmington and Newark. Both of my grandparents are interred there. This sculpture was made by noted 20th century artist Egidio Giaroli.

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America’s Third World Voting Systems A Disgrace

Filed in National by on November 8, 2014 16 Comments
America’s Third World Voting Systems A Disgrace

Voting across the country is in chaos. Our state by state patchwork of voting rules, laws, ID’s, machines, processes, poll worker training and counting can only be described as third world. I believe these systemic flaws contribute to the national malaise about voting participation. For many it is a pain in the butt. Others, a huge inconvenience. For many a discouraging experience.

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The Weekly Addresses

Filed in Delaware, National by on November 8, 2014 0 Comments

President Obama:

Governor Markell:

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [11.8.14]

Filed in Delaware by on November 8, 2014 0 Comments
Saturday Daily Delawhere [11.8.14]

Otts Chapel, on Otts Chapel Road in Pencader. The chapel was built in 1871.

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Suffering an Election hangover

Filed in Delaware by on November 7, 2014 2 Comments

“ChipBREAKING: Kevin “Ebola” Wade has announced he’s running again for a seat in front of a right-wing talk radio microphone.

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Friday Open Thread [11.7.14] — A Caption Contest

Filed in National by on November 7, 2014 10 Comments
Friday Open Thread [11.7.14] — A Caption Contest

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To 2016…And Beyond!!??

Filed in Delaware, National by on November 7, 2014 93 Comments

I figure it’s time for a clean thread to discuss what might happen in Delaware and nationally during the upcoming election cycles. I’ll start.  Looks like we’re gonna have a Carper proxy vs. a Biden proxy in the D gubernatorial primary:  John Carney (Carper) vs. Tom Gordon (Biden).  Word on the street is that Gordon […]

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Friday Daily Delawhere [11.7.14]

Filed in National by on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
Friday Daily Delawhere [11.7.14]

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5 Reasons to Get Ready for a Republican President and a Republican Supreme Court

Filed in National by on November 7, 2014 21 Comments

I know Democrats want to think that the Presidential elections are ours, but I wouldn’t be so sure. Of course we hope they’ll nominate a complete loser, but they may not. Then where will we be? The fact is, the GOP is building some huge advantages that are going unmatched by the Democrats. Five that come directly to mind are:

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Reports from Return Day

Filed in National by on November 6, 2014 6 Comments
Reports from Return Day

Because I recoil from the fake, the counterfeit, fraudulent and the pretend – I hate the stupid Delaware tradition called Return Day. Some people love it though.

Here is an update from a guy who probably doesn’t want to be associated with one of the best liberal blogs in the UNIVERSE!!

It stopped raining, the clouds parted and a great beam of light shone down on Simpler as he passed. I heard a voice from on high say “this is my investment advisor in whom I am well pleased.” Might have been a dove in the mix too. Not sure. Memory hazy. Consumed lots of 16 Mile.

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Rude Obnoxious Christie-wannabe running for Governor

Filed in Delaware by on November 6, 2014 110 Comments
Rude Obnoxious Christie-wannabe running for Governor

Sen. Colin Bonini (R-17RD), having won reelection yesterday essentially unopposed, has announced that he is running for Governor in 2016, as was speculated here earlier this week. Indeed, it fits into Colin’s practice of running for higher office during the off year between his Senate elections.

And thus the musical chair game begins.

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Post-Mortem Long Reads

Filed in National by on November 6, 2014 10 Comments
Post-Mortem Long Reads

Lots of interesting ink has been spilled about the National election and it seems to be converging on the idea that Democratic Congressional candidates simply could not provide voters with a real reason to get out and vote for them. They couldn’t beat a GOP candidate in Staten Island who is under indictment, threatened to throw a reporter off of a balcony in the Capitol building and was otherwise just clueless. I’m going to provide some links to the better pieces I’ve read so far, but we’ll start with Bill Maher’s assessment (from his Facebook page):

I feel bad for the people Democrats are supposed to represent, not the Democratic candidates. They remind me of the Iraqi Army – running when they should fight.

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Caesar Rodney Institute Loves Jack Markell’s Schools Plan… ’nuff said

Filed in National by on November 6, 2014 12 Comments
Caesar Rodney Institute Loves Jack Markell’s Schools Plan… ’nuff said

I have to admit that I have not been paying much attention to the “priority schools” discussion, but if Delaware’s radical wing-nut “think tank” likes it, Markell must have concocted the Ebola/ISIL of school reform plans.

The Markell Administration’s reform plan could
help all Delaware students succeed

The establishment of a plan to turn six of Delaware’s lowest performing public schools into “priority schools” has provided the education establishment with an opportunity to implement reform for the entire public school system.
If the Markell Administration’s initiative succeeds the state’s public schools will have a readily-available blueprint for success for the First State.

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Thursday Daily Delawhere [11.6.14]

Filed in Delaware by on November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Thursday Daily Delawhere [11.6.14]

Meown Farm, on Pyles Ford Road in Centreville. The estate was built in 1930 by Isabella duPont, wife of Hugh Rodney Sharp, a DuPont executive. Photo by Xzmattzx.

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Bored Blue State Democrats. Tanked Down Ballot.

Filed in Delaware by on November 5, 2014 4 Comments
Bored Blue State Democrats. Tanked Down Ballot.

Ok, many of you are not going to like this from a recent transplant from Texas no less. But I’m going to give you my truth as I saw it with my own eyes.

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