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Democratic Party Now Less Popular that Trump

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Democratic Party Now Less Popular that Trump

Democrats suck. It isn’t just me saying that. It is a national consensus. The Party of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Hillary Clinton, has a favorability rating 11 points lower than Mike Pence, nine points lower than the least popular President in history, and even one point lower than the loathsome GOP. The Democratic Party is […]

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On revenue Carney claims his hands are tied, but are they?

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On revenue Carney claims his hands are tied, but are they?

John Carney claims that he is powerless, impotent, useless. His hands are tied. There is nothing he can do to raise revenue that doesn’t involve cutting taxes for multi-national corporations in the name of “growth” in order to stay “competitive” with other rival tax havens.

That is a bunch of bullshit and someone with the guts to call Carney out on that bullshit is John Kowalko.

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Delaware Elections 2018: United States Senate, aka the Race to Change the Face of Delaware Politics

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on March 13, 2017 20 Comments
Delaware Elections 2018: United States Senate, aka the Race to Change the Face of Delaware Politics

This race has the potential to be the most important Delaware race in at least 45 years.  In 1972, upstart Joe Biden defeated incumbent US Senator J. Caleb Boggs in a year where the D’s suffered defeat after defeat (It was the Nixon defeats McGovern presidential landslide). It’s quite possible that the 2018 US Senatorial […]

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Hurrah for Longhurst

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Hurrah for Longhurst

Delaware Public radio is reporting that “House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst (D-Bear) is calling on the state to restore funding for public after-school programs”. This is a good start, no, a great start.

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March 13, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on March 13, 2017 22 Comments
March 13, 2017 Open Thread

Delaware’s drug war must change, Winter Storm, UDance marathon, Pike Creek blaze

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March 12, 2017 Open Thread

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March 12, 2017 Open Thread

Oberly resigns, Snow is coming, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Smyrna wins basketball title

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March 11, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on March 11, 2017 2 Comments
March 11, 2017 Open Thread

Repeal and Replace in Delaware, Delaware City Refinery fined $150K, Dover Election Board, Winter Weather, Harriet Tubman Day, Philadelphia Union vs Toronto FC Match Preview, New Receivers for Eagles

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Question of the Day

Filed in National by on March 10, 2017 0 Comments
Question of the Day

How much did the Stephanie Hansen campaign end up spending? I ask because the figure $1,000,000 is hardening in the internet hive-mind, and I don’t think that is accurate.

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Borowitz is keeping my spirits afloat

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Borowitz is keeping my spirits afloat

These headlines from just the past couple of weeks:

Middle-Schooler Who Wrote G.O.P. Health-Care Bill Claims He Has Not Been Paid

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Republicans Hate People Voting

Filed in Delaware by on March 10, 2017 7 Comments
Republicans Hate People Voting

Two bills have been introduced to change absentee voting in Delaware. But Delaware Republicans will most likely stand in the way because they concept of an oligarchy hates it when people vote.

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March 10, 2017 Open Thread

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March 10, 2017 Open Thread

Winter is coming, Is that a bulge in your pants?, Wilmington University loves their families, Christina Montessori, Poulty at risk

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Why you should call the Republican’s bullshit “American Health Care Act” plan “Trumpcare”

Filed in National by on March 9, 2017 10 Comments
Why you should call the Republican’s bullshit “American Health Care Act” plan “Trumpcare”

1) Trump is deeply unpopular, so this association will be bad for this tax break for millionaires masquerading as a health care plan.

2) Trump doesn’t want you to call it “Trumpcare” and anything that annoys the Republican President is good by me.

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Our First Look At Delaware Elections 2018

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on March 9, 2017 43 Comments
Our First Look At Delaware Elections 2018

Over the next few weeks and months, we’ll be examining every key 2018 race in depth.  However, to get the juices flowing and to get the grassroots recruiting, today we’ll list every race that will be on the 2018 ballot. Uh, except for row offices, which really should be appointed rather than elected. If you […]

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Carney Looking to Raise Property Taxes, More Coffee Klatches

Filed in Delaware by on March 9, 2017 47 Comments
Carney Looking to Raise Property Taxes, More Coffee Klatches

Instead of raising income taxes on the far richest in Delaware and those that can afford it, Carney is looking at raising property taxes. Do both, sir, do both. “Here’s the way I look at taxes: they ought to be fair; they ought to be simple; they ought to generate revenue; and they ought to […]

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March 9, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on March 9, 2017 3 Comments
March 9, 2017 Open Thread

How America got Stephanie Hansen elected to Senate (link) Serial attacks raise fears among women, UD students (link) UD professor made historic star discovery (link) More Delaware correctional officers call it quits (link) North Wilmington Jewish center receives 4th bomb threat of the year (link)

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Lewes Sculptor, Kristen Visbal, Just Kicked Some Fucking Ass

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Lewes Sculptor, Kristen Visbal, Just Kicked Some Fucking Ass

I saw this fearless girl statue, and loved it at first sight. Then I come to find out that it was done by a Lewes based artist, and I love it even more.

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March 8 2017 Open Thread

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March 8 2017 Open Thread

Serial kidnapper, Wilmington Police use of force guidelines, Nationwide Healthcare Services, Rehoboth City Hall Over Budget, Chuck Wicks, Shorebirds, Seals

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Kavips separates the ominous from the merely odious

Filed in National by on March 7, 2017 16 Comments
Kavips separates the ominous from the merely odious

In a Dkos diary, Kavips unearths an item buried in a Memorandum to several to several heads of departments. Since we are in the habit of expecting appointees to act in the best interest of the Republic, within its established laws, norms, and traditions, we don’t scrutinize this sort of language like we probably should. After all, Hitler couldn’t have been Hitler without a willing corps of functionaries interpreting and enacting his will in ways large and small.

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Here, Um, Come the Marines

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The Few. The Proud. The Disgraceful. Turns out that there’s an invitation-only all-male Facebook site called Marines United, 30,000-plus members, that posts nude and compromising pictures of female Marines with all kinds of comments, including invitations to rape: From the attached NY Times story: Now the Defense Department has opened a criminal investigation and the […]

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We need special prosecutor

Filed in National by on March 7, 2017 1 Comment

Just the facts:

-Donald Trump has never disclosed his financial ties to Russia and Russia connected interests in the former Soviet States.

-The Trump administration has enlisted senior members of the intelligence community and Congress in efforts to counter news stories about Trump associates’ ties to Russia.

-A Trump deal in Azerbaijan has been linked to corrupt officials who support the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

-The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) puts a legal burden to conducting due diligence on American companies operating overseas.

– The FCPA not only applies to U.S. based companies but also to U.S. citizens working for a foreign subsidiary. The FCPA also applies to individual directors, officers, employees, agents, consultants and any stockholders acting on behalf of a U.S. company.

– The consequences of not complying with the FCPA are significant — the company and its officers, directors, and employees are subject to criminal and civil penalties.

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March 7, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on March 7, 2017 5 Comments
March 7, 2017 Open Thread

Serial kidnapper strikes again, Family of slain DOC officer wants answers, Drunk attacks Dogfish Head sign, Wilmington City Council, Distracted Drivers

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Shorter Coons: Dems have no cards. Actually, we have one card that we will never play.

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Shorter Coons: Dems have no cards. Actually, we have one card that we will never play.

This is going to get a lot of coverage but listen closely to what Coons is actually saying.

1) The minority has no leverage in the Senate.
2) The only leverage we have is closing down the government.
3) We’ll never close down the government.

Somebody correct me if I’m wrong, but this strikes me a pretty stupid pronouncement on a number of strategic and practical levels.

That said – It is nice to see that Coons is trying to find his resistance voice.

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“Surf fishermen” win Delaware beach access clash

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“Surf fishermen” win Delaware beach access clash

A coalition of 14 communities pooled their resources to hire Tim Willard, a Georgetown attorney, and lobbyist, Joe Conaway to press for some reasonable sounding limits on beach truck traffic. The communities lost.

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Keep the Hansen mojo going by supporting Andrea Kreiner

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Keep the Hansen mojo going by supporting Andrea Kreiner

The next opportunity for Democrats to rebuke Republicans is the March 21st special election for Kent County Levy Courts’s 2nd District. The Dems are running Andrea Kreiner, who sounds like an honest to goodness Democrat, and a great addition to the Democratic bench. Check out Kreiner’s material here, which includes a nice long interview with WDDE. If she looks legit to you, kick in $10.01 and DL will match all $10.01 donations up to $100.00.

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‘Bulo on WHYY First

Filed in Delaware by on March 6, 2017 2 Comments

For those of you who don’t believe that I have a face for radio, let me prove it. I AM, however, getting better at cramming a lot of stuff into six minutes. Here’s the show that aired this past Friday. I’m in the second segment:   http://whyy.org/cms/first/  

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