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What I’ve been up to…

Filed in National by on April 19, 2017 4 Comments
What I’ve been up to…

That’s a picture of a wall I did in my house with whitewashed reclaimed wood. It is part of a bigger project I’m calling “starting a reclaimed wood business”. Here is a link to the website.  It is still pretty rough and about two weeks from going fully live. I’ve spent about $7,000 on this […]

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April 19, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, National by on April 19, 2017 0 Comments

Has Anybody Here Seen Our Mighty Armada? Has Anybody Here Seen the Federal Prosecutor…ANY Federal Prosecutor? Dover City Elections: These are great bench building blocks.  Is the Kent County or State D Party Engaged? Shit Just Got Real. First DREAMer Deported.  Illegally, It Seems. Ivanka Dines With Chinese. Gets Trademark Deal:  Was the Emoluments Clause […]

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Whoa. Matt Denn and Son Zach Survive Falling Tree Hitting Their Moving Car

Filed in Delaware by on April 18, 2017 1 Comment

Doesn’t get much scarier than this: They were traveling on Brackenville Road in Hockessin in their family car when the tree fell over and totaled the vehicle. Neither were seriously injured, but Zach Denn was taken to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children for treatment. Wilmington has its gun problem. Hockessin has its tree problem. BTW, earlier […]

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April 18, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on April 18, 2017 0 Comments

DuPont Pays Lawyers Instead of Its Victims Prison Guards Call Out Sick:  Doesn’t Carney have a Task Force working on this, or something? British PM Calls for Surprise Early Election: Don’t get too excited.  Labour’s got nothing. Bruce Langhorne, Who Created Memorable Riffs on Dylan’s ‘Bringing It All Back Home’, Dies: Gotta admit I’d never […]

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Yes, The Clinton Campaign Was Every Bit As Bad As You Thought It Was. Actually, Even WORSE

Filed in Featured, National by on April 18, 2017 42 Comments

What a recipe for political success.  Decide from the very beginning of your campaign that you will make no appeal to white voters. Then stick to your plan.  That was just one of the disastrous mistakes made by the Clinton campaign. 2016 was just like 2008 all over again, except with a candidate 8 years […]

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April 17, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, National by on April 17, 2017 2 Comments

United Does It Again.  Boots Newlyweds off Half-Full Plane Trump Seeks and Receives Industry Advice on Gutting Environmental and Labor Protections Delaware Nursing Homes Turn Backs on Medicaid Recipients More Blatant Trump Fox Guarding Henhouse Appointees Liar. Liar, Hair on Fire: Hair Forensic Analysis Not All That “Nobody’s Got to Use the Internet”.

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What Would YOU Tell Gov. Carney at His Marijuana Symposium?

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on April 17, 2017 23 Comments

It looks at least possible that the Governor is willing to consider marijuana legalization.  Cynics might say that that’s b/c it’s just one more issue he hasn’t thought about.  Even if that’s true, though, it means he could be persuaded.  It’s  better than the ‘over my dead body’ line in the sand drawn by Jack […]

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Easter Sunday Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on April 16, 2017 0 Comments

DELDOT Suing DuPont, others, for bridge repair costs. Can’t ANYBODY at DNREC collect a fine from a serial polluter? Trump Fox Guarding Henhouse Part I Trump Fox Guarding Henhouse Part II Trump Fox Guarding Henhouse Part III Best. Gubernatorial. Veto. Ever.  

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I Dunno About Wilmo’s New Police Chief

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on April 15, 2017 8 Comments

Bob Tracy’s got a lot to prove. Possibly more than any large city in the country, Chicago’s police force has been singled out for excessive force, institutional racism, and corruption.  From this NYTimes article: “C.P.D.’s own data gives validity to the widely held belief the police have no regard for the sanctity of life when […]

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April 13, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on April 13, 2017 5 Comments
April 13, 2017 Open Thread

Chicago crime strategist named Wilmington police chief; Auditor: Delaware oversight of federal aid program weak; Judgment day: 3 girls to learn their fates in Howard High School bathroom assault; Sculptor of Wall Street’s bull wants Delaware artist’s ‘Fearless Girl’ moved

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Mark Murphy Blames Teachers’ Union For His Failure to Totally Destroy Public Education in Delaware

Filed in Delaware, Education, Featured by on April 12, 2017 9 Comments

Whoa.  We all had a pretty good idea that Markell’s ‘torch’ wanted to burn public education in Delaware to the ground. Here, in this New York Magazine blog, Delaware’s former Secretary of Education verifies what we thought. All of this in his own words: Imagine if the teachers’ union was a gatekeeper for quality teaching: […]

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Oh, Sean Spicer

Filed in National by on April 12, 2017 7 Comments
Oh, Sean Spicer

Sean Spicer’s Hitler comments as HBO’s VEEP credits.

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April 12, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on April 12, 2017 2 Comments
April 12, 2017 Open Thread

Traffic nightmare in Delaware could begin this weekend; Wilmington school death: Unforeseeable or planned attack?; New Castle County Council members clash with County Council President; Concord HS wins national engineering competition second year in a row; Osprey Cam

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Could Be Curtains For O’Reilly

Filed in National by on April 11, 2017 3 Comments

Suddenly announces he’s going on vacation. Claims he’d been planning a vacation long before the NYTimes story was published. However, New York Magazine claims that his fate is very much in doubt: Embattled Fox News host Bill O’Reilly announced tonight that he is taking a vacation. O’Reilly’s decision to go off the air in the midst […]

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Early K-4 Results Promising…

Filed in National by on April 11, 2017 12 Comments

I mean, real promising.  At least in early voting and absentee voting, the D is not only outperforming the registration figures by huge margins, he is doing well enough to win the district if the day of election vote totals do only about 2/3rds as well. I know it’s early, but the early results are […]

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Anti-Gay Zealot Resurfaces in Trump Administration

Filed in Featured, National by on April 11, 2017 1 Comment

Pro Publica (you really should contribute since it’s journalism that makes a difference), posted this story about an anti-gay obsessive from the Bush years who shipped suspected gays out from his agency, and who has resurfaced as a Trump appointee: It was one of the uglier scandals of the Bush administration: Top officials at an […]

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April 11, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on April 11, 2017 0 Comments
April 11, 2017 Open Thread

Woman shot in Wilmington’s West Center City neighborhood; Union takes issue with NCCo construction changes; New Jersey man accused of stealing DuPont secrets; Dealing with the heroin and opioid epidemic in Delaware; State employees facing higher health care cost

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Independent Redistricting in Delaware and the Republicans Hate It

Filed in Delaware by on April 10, 2017 8 Comments
Independent Redistricting in Delaware and the Republicans Hate It

For a party that hates government so much, the GOP sure love to muck about it in. Bryan Townsend has written a bill that would take the politics out of redistricting as he says, “Voters should choose their elected officials; elected officials shouldn’t choose their voters.”

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Hey there!

Filed in National by on April 10, 2017 4 Comments
Hey there!

I haven’t been around much and I don’t know how much I’m going to be a round for a while. I love the blog and love all of you, but I also just left a cushy job that was easy and gave me a lot of time to blog. Now I’m in the sink or swim world putting bread on the table and it has occupied all of my time. (In terms of finding something that can focus your mind, I highly recommend panic.)

Thank’s to Nemski and El Som for keeping it going. I think there is a pressing need for DelawareLiberal in the media landscape of this state. Whatever happens I hope it goes on and on and the tens of commenters keep commenting, and thousands of lurkers keep lurking.

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April 10, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on April 10, 2017 1 Comment
April 10, 2017 Open Thread

Budget cuts could claim anti-child abuse work; Ozone, particulates taint air many days in Delaware; ‘We’re all sick about it': Residents on edge after girl abducted; Guinness brewery coming to Baltimore as Maryland changes craft beer laws; Shellfish farming leases to be distributed in upcoming lottery; Parenting conference focuses on needs of young moms

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Oh, John Carney

Filed in Delaware by on April 8, 2017 24 Comments
Oh, John Carney

John Carney has a tax plan and it’s as bad you think it will be.

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Weekend Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on April 8, 2017 5 Comments
Weekend Open Thread

Brewing battle over Brandywine Hundred; Dogfish Head fights to protect its brand; ‘This heartless monster': Police reveal Pike Creek girl, 4, was abducted and raped; University of Delaware students chant “Biden is back!” and welcome Joe Biden back to campus

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Trump’s Love of Putin Knows No Bounds

Filed in National by on April 7, 2017 17 Comments
Trump’s Love of Putin Knows No Bounds

The Republican President attacked Syria last night, but not until he gave a heads-up to his boss, Putin.

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April 7, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on April 7, 2017 0 Comments
April 7, 2017 Open Thread

Barclays to close Ogletown site; relocate 300 employees; Police: Girl, 4, abducted in Pike Creek, later found; Wilmington gives $43,000 raise to incoming police chief; Wilmington City Council censures Councilman Sam Guy over comments made to other council members and staff

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General Assembly Post-Game Wrap-Up/Pre-Game Show: Thurs., April 6, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on April 6, 2017 7 Comments

First, let me just say that what Colin Bonini and Dave Lawson did yesterday is perhaps the most disgusting display of bigotry I’ve ever seen in Dover.  Which, believe me, is saying something.  Two utterly despicable alleged human beings. (Deep cleansing breaths.) A truly-independent redistricting process is one significant step closer to enactment today. The […]

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