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Kathy McGuiness to Primary Wagner

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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

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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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Open Thread Feb. 8: Who Loves Paying for a Parade?

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Donald Trump’s childish wish for a military parade has drawn voluminous criticism from almost all corners. The objections range from the obvious (it’s a waste of money, an estimated $20 million) to the even more obvious (it’s a sign of deep insecurity). But nobody has said jack about the waste of money taking place in […]

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Song Of The Day: Feb. 8, 2018

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‘Life In A Northern Town’ was said to have been inspired by Nick Drake.  I can sure see this song as part of what inspired the Dream Syndicate:

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Less Sauce for the Goose

Filed in National by on February 7, 2018 17 Comments

When a male teacher has sex with a female student, it causes outrage, but it rarely makes the news outside the local police report. The guy goes on the sex-offender registry, maybe to prison, but it’s just too common to be news. When a female teacher seduces a male student, though, our prurient interest knows […]

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Politico on Biden’s Plans for 2018, Lack of Plans for 2020

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Biden-watchers hoping for a clear signal of Joe’s 2020 intentions won’t get them from this in-depth Politico piece on his heavy schedule campaigning for other Democrats in the midterms, but that’s about the only question Edward-Isaac Dovere’s piece doesn’t answer. As he details, Biden is both the highest-ranking and most-sought-after advocate for Congressional Democrats, particularly […]

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Open Thread Feb. 7: Biden Calls Trump ‘A Joke,’ Nobody Laughs

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Joe Biden sat down with CNN’s Chris Cuomo yesterday and went to town on Trump, calling him “a joke” and saying, “It’s just amazing the outrageously inaccurate things the President says.” Yeah, that’s pretty mild by Biden standards — if there’s anyone who deserves to be choked to death with rosary beads, it’s Trump — […]

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Apply to the first Delaware People’s Congress!

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Apply to the first Delaware People’s Congress!

I love this on a couple of levels, and I’ll be applying to be one of the delegates from the 9th RD.   Apply to the first Delaware People’s Congress! Where you can serve as a community delegate to push policy for our state! We believe the community is the is the key to successful […]

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No safe seats for Republicans these days

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No safe seats for Republicans these days

“Bad energy” Democrats continue to treasonously vote against Trump’s GOP. Democrats flipped a Missouri state House seat Tuesday, marking the 35th seat that has changed from red to blue since Donald Trump become president. Mike Revis, 27, defeated his Republican opponent in a special election Tuesday by 3 percentage points. The 97th District in Jefferson […]

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Song Of The Day: Feb. 7, 2018

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Name the movie this was from. See if you can identify all of the stars pictured in the video.  This song cuts thru the white noise for me:

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Open Thread Feb. 6: Boycott All Republicans

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This article calling for voters to boycott the Republican Party at all levels and for all offices is notable because of who wrote it: A pair of Brookings Institution eggheads with plenty of conservative views. It concludes with this: We understand, too, the many imperfections of the Democratic Party. Its left is extreme, its center […]

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Trump’s act wearing thin?

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In a recent speech in Cincinnati, the Manchurian Pumpkin said that the Democrat’s “Bad Energy” during the State of the Union speech was “Anti-American” and “treasonous.” That bit of craziness made the headlines, even though it is not news that Trump believes that he is the state.

For me, the news is the crowd reaction. Watch this clip and take a look at the MAGA fans used as set dressing. Listen to the crowd. They aren’t the foaming at the mouth zombies Trump normally has lapping up his bullshit.

https://youtu.be/Tny0iuJfipU

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Carper, Coons & Trump are Loving Capitalism to Death

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Carper, Coons & Trump are Loving Capitalism to Death

Like Steinbecks’s Lennie Small compulsively stroking and loving his little mouse, Carper, Coons and Trump can’t get enough of loving banks by rolling back banking regulations. The stock market isn’t the economy. If Carper and Coons deregulation mania turns Jeff Bezo’s from a mere billionaire to a trillionaire it doesn’t mean actual Delaware residents are […]

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Song Of The Day: Feb. 6, 2018

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We all know about one-hit wonders. I’m especially intrigued by artists who created one great song and virtually nothing else.  I love this song from a band that has little else to recommend it. Where does such isolated inspiration come from? You tell me:  

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When White People Do It, It’s…

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The aftermath of the Eagles’ victory in the L’il Super Bowl — isn’t that what the logo called it? — is being described in Philadelphia media as a “boisterous celebration” that in places “got out of hand.” On national TV, though, it sure looked like what we might call a “riot,”except for one key distinction. […]

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Open Thread Feb. 5: At Least 3 Eagles to Skip White House Visit

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Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long and Torrey Smith have declared they will not visit the White House for the president’s traditional photo op with the NFL champions (how this nakedly obvious publicity stunt turned into such a tradition that Trump won’t break it is another story). I’m not sure that’s the best way to get attention […]

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Song Of The Day: Feb. 5, 2018

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Ya got to take the bitter with the sweet.  While we mourn the death of Dennis Edwards, who replaced David Ruffin in the Temptations, Iggles fans are doing ‘fine on Cloud 9′:  

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Eagles Win!!!!

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Eagles Win!!!!

This is where I’m supposed to simply enjoy the win, but I just can’t get over how terrible Chris Collinsworth was

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Trump weighs “limited” strike on North Korea to bolster mid-term showing

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Trump weighs “limited” strike on North Korea to bolster mid-term showing

Trump is corrupt beyond measure and fully capable of trying this:

From a South Korean paper, flagged on Twitter by The Washington Post’s Tokyo Bureau Chief …

Indeed, White House National Security Council senior director for Asian affairs Matthew Pottinger was reported as saying in a recent closed-door meeting with US experts on Korean Peninsula issues that a limited strike on the North “might help in the midterm elections.”

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The Progressive Case for the Philadelphia Eagles (Seriously)

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The Progressive Case for the Philadelphia Eagles (Seriously)

The Eagles are a living rebuke to anyone who thinks social consciousness is a distraction from winning or a repellent to fans.

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Non-Football Related Thought for the Weekend

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Non-Football Related Thought for the Weekend

from RE Vanella

“Clement Greenberg’s remark in his article in Horizon, that the working class is the only class in England that seriously means to defeat Hitler, seems to me quite untrue. The bulk of the middle class are just as anti-Hitler as the working class, and their morale is probably more reliable. The fact which Socialists, especially when they are looking at the English scene from the outside, seldom seem to me to grasp, is that the patriotism of the middle classes is a thing to be made use of. The people who stand to attention during “God Save the King” would readily transfer their loyalty to a Socialist régime, if they were handled with the minimum amount of tact.”


—-George Orwell, London Letter to Partisan Review, March-April 1941

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Song Of The Day: Super Bowl Sunday

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on February 4, 2018 1 Comment

The year was 1993. The Philies were about to play Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against the Braves at the Vet, Phils up 3-2 in the series. My brother and I had tickets (Thanks, Bag & Baggage Tickettown!).  I got to the parking lot really early so that I could…park. While I […]

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Open Thread Feb. 3: I Think We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Lobby

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It’s time to admit the American experiment in self-government has failed — and not just because it produced Trump as president. The better evidence is summed up at Citizen Vox: More than 7,000 lobbyists worked on influencing the GOP’s tax bill, or about 13 lobbyists per member of Congress. This, I would point out, is […]

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Song Of The Day: Feb. 3, 2018

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The Garage Rock National Anthem?: BTW, this was the B side of the record. What was the original A side?  Guess it and I’ll play it.

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