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Open Thread For June 4, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on June 4, 2017 7 Comments

How Climate Change Deniers Won Over the Rethugs:  Start with Citizens United and the Koch Brothers and move on from there. Fake facts abound. Great piece in the NY Times. The Tax-Exempt ‘Charities’ That Promote Propaganda and Fueled Trump: The REAL fake facts, often funded by the taxpayers. Goldman Sachs D Targeted in New Jersey […]

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Open Thread For June 3, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on June 3, 2017 9 Comments

Prisons Report Consigned to the Friday News Dump.  Bottom line: Yeah, the prisons suck, we know why, but we’ve got that $400 K deficit. You can go back to sleep now, John.  I smell lawsuits. But, John, you might want to look at the recommendations from 2005 that were never implemented.  That was during your […]

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Carney just sentenced some innocent kids to death or disfigurement

Filed in National by on June 3, 2017 45 Comments
Carney just sentenced some innocent kids to death or disfigurement

John Carney – Taking on the big problems of the day. Governor Carney Friday signed a bill that blocks local governments from banning or restricting someone’s ownership of certain breeds or mixed breeds. Pit bull terriers are most often targeted by “breed bias.” “Big or small, regardless of the breed – of course, there are […]

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“Shared Sacrifice” as defined by the internet

Filed in National by on June 3, 2017 3 Comments
“Shared Sacrifice” as defined by the internet

Shared Sacrifice
Everyone give up the goods so me and my friends can have more. (Typically spoken by elected officials or upper management)

http://www.urbandictionary.com

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Carney statement on joining blue state climate coalition

Filed in National by on June 2, 2017 5 Comments
Carney statement on joining blue state climate coalition

This from TPM. Carney’s statement after the jump.

After President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement on Thursday, the Democratic governors in California, New York and Washington state announced a state climate coalition called the United States Climate Alliance.

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Open Thread For June 2, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on June 2, 2017 10 Comments

Trump Cites Fake Facts To Justify Exit From Paris Accords.  What R will stand up to this nut? How To Fight Climate Change W/O Trump?   Wonder if Trump will try to shut down this gambit. Leadership w/o the putative leader. ‘Patriotic Hacking’:  Putin knows that he’s been caught. Time to put some distance between him […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: May, 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on June 1, 2017 4 Comments

A really good month!:  This one features the great Mavis Staples: Featuring the great Curtis Mayfield, one of my heroes: We close with Jason Isbell, who may be our most empathetic singer-songwriter today. This one gives me the chills:  

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Mo’ Better Dems: Everybody Into the Primary Pool…RD 1

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on June 1, 2017 31 Comments

The incumbent: Charles Potter. District Registration:  12,665 D; 1,444 R; 2,626 I.  Those are not misprints. OK, why should Charles Potter be primaried? First, he and his family have fed at the public trough for far too long. And, yes, by ‘family’ I also include disgraced ex-Mayor Dennis P. Williams, who is Potter’s cousin. The […]

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Open Thread For June 1, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on June 1, 2017 16 Comments

Legislative Cowards Surface to Stop JFC Cuts.  Politics uber alles.  Too many constituents are being hurt, say ‘leaders’ McBride and Schwartzkopf. So they’re ‘stopping’ the JFC process to see what can be done. We, of course, know what can be done:  Raise taxes on Delaware’s wealthiest, which of course was a non-starter in Pete’s House.  […]

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Shared Sacrifice Uber Alles

Filed in National by on May 31, 2017 11 Comments
Shared Sacrifice Uber Alles

The JFC voted yesterday to cut Delaware’s investment in the arts by $550,000 (about 20%). The arts are big economic driver and every dollar of state supports leverages up to $9.00 of private support. But Governor Schwartzkopf has said “Fuck it. Those Estate tax cuts aren’t going to pay for themselves.”

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Open Thread For May 31, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on May 31, 2017 5 Comments

No, The Grownups Won’t Save Us Or Trump.  It’s Dubya deja vu all over again. Sussex County Population Grows As Retirees Storm the Beaches.  More ‘takers’ than ‘givers’ in that group.  And we won’t even means-test that senior citizen discount. Aide to BHL Charged With DUI. He’s also a Dover councilman. Says he’s gonna fight […]

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Most Dismal Legislative Session Ever?

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on May 31, 2017 44 Comments

By ‘ever’, I mean since 1983, when I first started working for the General Assembly.  I’ve either worked for, or followed what’s going on in Dover ever since. My answer to my question is: Yes, I think so. Go ahead. Pick a highlight. Eliminating the Estate Tax? Bringing back the death penalty? Finding ways to […]

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Democrats I Like

Filed in National by on May 30, 2017 27 Comments
Democrats I Like

I get some guff for constantly pooping on Democrats. I don’t care about it that criticism because Democrats, with their apologetic gray goo posing as policy, are fully deserving of being pooped on. However there are a couple of Democrats that I like. Mainly because they seem guided by the values and ideals of the Democratic Party of a bygone age when to be a Democrat meant that you were on the side of the little guy. This is an incomplete list, but you can help round it out in the comments.

Delaware:

Matt Denn
John Kowalko
Sean Lynn

America:
Keith Ellison
Michael Moore

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Open Thread For May 30, 2017

Filed in Featured, National, Open Thread by on May 30, 2017 3 Comments

White House Cans Communications Director:  Hey, I didn’t even know this guy was the Communications Director. Noriega Dies:  He was always a brutal despot.  He was also George HW Bush’s useful ally–until he wasn’t. Press Literally Under Attack: Bullets fired at the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader’s offices.  This is what Trump and his minions seek to […]

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Memorial Day

Filed in National by on May 29, 2017 4 Comments
Memorial Day

We live in a country that indulges in a lot of pomp and celebration around veterans both dead and alive. If you’ve gone to any major league baseball game, or NFL contest in the past ten years you know what I’m talking about. Celebrating veterans and waving the flag is a national pastime. Funding veterans programs, helping combat vets with PTSD…not so much. We like the idea of veterans, not the bum veterans grubbing for services.

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Open Thread For May 29, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on May 29, 2017 15 Comments
Open Thread For May 29, 2017

WSJ Tries To Peddle False Equivalency On Kushner’s Back Channel. Joy Reid Blows It Up.  The false equivalency was ‘Obama did it too’.  Except he didn’t.  This, however, will be a phony Rethug talking point going forward. First Kushner Apologist Steps Up. DHS Secretary. His job’s secure for now.  We’ll see the drumbeat this week.  […]

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Open Thread For May 28, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on May 28, 2017 5 Comments

What Happens When You Keep Cutting Education Funds.  Yes, it’s Oklahoma.  But when you blindly cut funds, it leads to this. Are you paying attention, Jellyfish John? Using a formula to cut spending is not a policy, it’s a formula. Same Holds True For Colleges.  A deliberate attempt to put an end to upward mobility? […]

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Don’t be silly

Filed in National by on May 27, 2017 4 Comments
Don’t be silly

If anyone thinks Trump is going to announce that he thinks climate change is real, you need your head examined. Additionally, if you think Jarrod Kushner is going to pay a price for his treason, you really have a screw loose.

Now get out in the fresh air and enjoy this weekend.

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Open Thread For May 27, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on May 27, 2017 7 Comments

Kushner Sought Illegal Back-Channel w/Russia…To Avoid Detection From US Intelligence:  Graham and McCain express ‘concern’ in 3-2-1. Then do nothing.  The Rethugs are a criminal enterprise. Second only to Trump and his minions. Neither Delaware Nor Feds Inspect Freight Rails: More fuel shipments by rail? What could possibly go wrong? ‘Psst, Wanna See John Glenn’s […]

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Open Thread For May 26, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on May 26, 2017 1 Comment

‘Bad, Very Bad, German Cars’. He’s not talking the Volkswagen scandal, he’s PO’d that Germany successfully sells cars here. Oh, and they have a trade surplus. Must be their fault. Guy’s not just deranged, he’s a fucking idiot. Real Rethug-Russian Collusion In the Election.  Oh, and there’s that name again: Roger Stone. “What A Dump”.  […]

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Open Thread For May 25, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on May 25, 2017 23 Comments

111 D House Members Co-Sponsor ‘Medicare For All’.  AKA ‘Single Payer.  None of the co-sponsors are named Lisa Blunt Rochester.  She looks more and more like a mere Carperbot.  But, you know, she’s a ‘Woman of Color’. The color is yellow. James Comey–Unwitting Dupe?:  Whether he wants it or not, Comey has changed history and […]

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Government of the Sick Fucks, by the Sick Fucks, and for the Sick Fucks

Filed in National by on May 25, 2017 6 Comments

The best mark in a con is the kind who doesn’t believe they’ve been conned, even when the con is revealed. Either they are so embarrassed that it’s easier just to double down on the delusion or they’re that fucking stupid. And, in the end, it doesn’t matter because they’ll line up to be fleeced again.

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Open Thread for May 24, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on May 24, 2017 9 Comments
Open Thread for May 24, 2017

HSBC Cuts 450 Delaware Jobs. Jellyfish John caught unawares. Did someone wake him up from a nap to tell him? Rogue Presidency Seeks to Avoid Ethics Requirements. Ethics Office Strikes Back.  Oh, those inconvenient civil servants. NCC Council Rejects Sewer Rate Increases and More Cops. The last thing we need is more cops. So, good […]

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White House Cites Satire Story to Support Trump’s Nightmare Budget

Filed in National by on May 24, 2017 0 Comments

The dumbfucks who work at the White House are as stupid as the dumbfuck at the top of the org chart. They linked to this to show that Trump’s budget proposal is awesome.

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Are Democratic Ideals and Principals Now Relics of the Past?

Filed in National by on May 23, 2017 25 Comments
Are Democratic Ideals and Principals Now Relics of the Past?

In a decision that I can only interpret as a betrayal of the core principles and ideals of Democrats, ten members of Delaware’s Democratic Party House caucus joined the entire Republican House caucus and voted to pass HB 16. The piece of legislation, introduced by Representative Mike Ramone and co-sponsored exclusively by Republicans, would repeal […]

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