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The Heroes of Trumpcare’s Defeat

Filed in National by on July 28, 2017 6 Comments
The Heroes of Trumpcare’s Defeat

McCain surely deserves credit for his surprise vote. There was an audible gasp when he voted “no” and flashed the bird at McConnell. Murkowski deserves more credit. She stuck to her guns in spite of Trump’s bullying. Collins deserves even more credit. She was a “no” the whole time and that allowed Murkowshi and McCain to come along. But as Josh Marshall, the most insightful and intelligent commenter on all of this points out, the activists and non-activists who showed up at townhalls and made endless noise are the real heroes.

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Open Thread For July 28, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 28, 2017 10 Comments
Open Thread For July 28, 2017

Skinny Repeal Goes Down! McCain (finally) does the right thing. Didn’t see that coming.  And, yes, Trump went nuts on teh Twitter. Russia Ratchets Up Diplomatic Pressure On Sanctions.  This bromance is sure going well. Will Trump veto the sanctions bill? Steve Bannon’s Off-The-Books Press Office. I guess ‘volunteers’ aren’t just for Tony DeLuca any […]

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Trump – Let Obamacare (and the economy) implode

Filed in Featured, National by on July 28, 2017 0 Comments
Trump – Let Obamacare (and the economy) implode

Remember…this is all about keeping his Russian crimes in the background. Completely fucking shit up isn’t an accident. It is a strategy, After the Senate’s latest effort to repeal Obamacare failed early Friday morning, President Donald Trump proposed simply letting the Affordable Care Act “implode” before working up replacement legislation. The Senate GOP’s effort to […]

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Open Thread For July 27, 2017

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Trump To Get Brownback Out Of Kansas.  To become America’s Beacon of Religious Liberty.  I cannot make this stuff up. Mooch Vs. Reince.  Trump has found his enforcer. His mission?: To lance Reince.  By labeling him the Leaker-In-Chief. Including the leaking of business documents pertaining to Da Mooch. Mooch calls for FBI investigation. Koch Brothers […]

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Transgender Activist McBride Calls Out Trump’s 5 Vietnam Deferments

Filed in National by on July 26, 2017 1 Comment
Transgender Activist McBride Calls Out Trump’s 5 Vietnam Deferments

Watch the video.

SARAH MCBRIDE: Well, what’s clear is that for the roughly either 6,000 to 15,000 transgender people who are actively serving in our military right now, this policy change would have sweeping impacts on their lives,

their careers, their families. This is really a mean-spirited, unpatriotic, and dangerous attack on people who are bravely serving their country right now. And while it’s still early in terms of what the policy will actually shape up to be, what it threatens to be is an attack on as many as 15,000 active duty transgender service members, people who are bravely serving this country, something that I will remind President Trump he failed to do after five deferments to Vietnam.

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BREAKING!: Trump Bars Transgendered People From Serving in Military ‘In Any Capacity’

Filed in National by on July 26, 2017 13 Comments

I can’t make this up: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/us/politics/trump-transgender-military.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module= World’s most despicable ‘human’ being: “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.” Let the lawsuits begin!

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Open Thread For July 26, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 26, 2017 16 Comments
Open Thread For July 26, 2017

Blevins Is Out As Director of Office of Animal Welfare.  Glad to see that cronyism is being put under a microscope. Keep it coming.  However, Greg Lavelle gets it wrong as usual: “This hire was a case of the fox watching the henhouse from the start.” he said. No, Monsignor, people heading agencies they seek […]

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MSNBC Overtakes Fox

Filed in National by on July 26, 2017 18 Comments
MSNBC Overtakes Fox

I’m not crazy about the specious conventional wisdom that MSNBC is some “Fox News for Liberals” as it utterly ignores that fact that, unlike FOX, MSNBC confines its reporting to things that happen in reality.

That said – suck it Fox News.

MSNBC #1:

MSNBC finished as the most-watched network in all of basic cable in primetime on Monday, for the first time in its 21-year history, according to Nielsen Research.

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Open Thread For July 25, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 25, 2017 12 Comments

Kushner No Babe In The Woods On Russia.  His carefully-parsed statement read that he doesn’t ‘rely’ on Russian money, but he never said that he hasn’t used Russian money to make transactions. He, in fact, has. Bigly. Will McCain Pull A ‘Reverse Ted Kennedy’? Trundle his diseased body back to DC to help throw tens […]

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Kowalko OpEd – Time for Public Outrage Over Delaware’s Corporate Welfare

Filed in National by on July 25, 2017 45 Comments
Kowalko OpEd – Time for Public Outrage Over Delaware’s Corporate Welfare

IS DELAWARE WILLING TO GIVE AND TAKE AT YOUR EXPENSE? Delaware taxpayers are once again being asked to close their collective minds and open their collective wallets. Another grotesque giveaway to another wealthy corporation has been proposed. Instigated, orchestrated and supported by the Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, Delaware’s State Department, the Administration and […]

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Unemployed ex-Carrier worker: Trump ‘blew smoke up our asses’ with a ‘sh*t-eating grin’ on his face

Filed in National by on July 25, 2017 0 Comments
Unemployed ex-Carrier worker: Trump ‘blew smoke up our asses’ with a ‘sh*t-eating grin’ on his face

Another sucker who voted for Trump gets a clue. A woman who worked at the Carrier Corporation for the past 25 years unloaded on President Donald Trump in an interview with the New Yorker, just days after she agreed to take a buyout from the company. Even though Trump pledged to save jobs at the […]

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Mo’ Better Democrats: Melanie George Smith, RD 5

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on July 24, 2017 10 Comments
Mo’ Better Democrats:  Melanie George Smith, RD 5

OK, I’m cheating here a little. Melanie Smith and her husband have purchased a house outside of her RD.  It is an open secret that she plans to leave the General Assembly at the end of her term. She sought a judgeship, but was rebuffed by the Nominating Committee.  However, even had she chosen to […]

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Open Thread For July 24, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 24, 2017 7 Comments

Brandywine Country Club Development Plan Ruled ‘Unacceptable’.  By NCC Land Use. It’s back in Louie Capano’s court now. I’m pleasantly surprised. Capano tried (I know this is redundant when it comes to Capano) a sleazy trick where he labeled apartments under names other than apartments.  Land Use didn’t fall for it. Kushner’s Story. How does […]

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Grifters Gotta Grift

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Grifters Gotta Grift

The group that owns the theme park Ark Encounters have sold the park to their nonprofit affiliates for 10 dollars to avoid paying taxes, according to a report Monday by the Lexington Herald-Leader. The Christian theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky is owned by creationist Ken Ham and features a life-sized recreation of Noah’s Ark. Ark […]

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Are Americans really ready to take this on?

Filed in National by on July 23, 2017 17 Comments
Are Americans really ready to take this on?

As wisdom drops innocently from the mouths of babes, so too we get the game plan to discredit Robert Mueller and defend the Kremlin installed puppet, from the keyboards of wingnut idiots that visit here. In summary form:

“Mr Mueller was a contributor to Hillary Clinton’s campaign…”

“…he has loaded up his staff with other Clinton contributors…”

“If Mueller is fired, someone less biased will be appointed to the position…”

“…the ‘investigation’ are politically motivated”

This puerile defense of Trump’s obvious crimes has been the in works for a while in the wing nut media. It has been building since before the inauguration if you count Trump’s endless attacks in a free press and the idea of legitimate constitutional checks and balances.

The bottom line is that the racists, a-holes and dumbfucks who consider themselves “conservatives” first and Americans last, are ready to fight for their racist dumbfuck President and his vision of a racist, dumbfuck American Oligarchy. Their rationalizations are bottomless. Their illusions constantly reinforced by hitting the Fox News crack pipe.

Are ordinary Americans ready to take this on? Are we ready to fight for the free America we grew up in? Has our mettle been bread out of us by 240 years of relative domestic peace and prosperity? Are we too tired or distracted by our boutique issues, and petty rivalries to link up in the streets?

I admit that I didn’t see this coming in year one of Trump’s Kleptocracy, but now I’m convinced that these are questions that will be answered in the coming months.

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Open Thread For July 23, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 23, 2017 12 Comments

Delaware Direct Train To Airport Possible? Yes, but there’s that little matter of money. Man, do we need a massive infrastructure investment now. Congress To Strengthen Russian Sanctions.  Wonder if Putin counted on this. Senator Kid Rock? For those who dismiss the idea, I’ve got two words for you: President Trump. US Investigators Looking To […]

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Open Thread For July 22, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 22, 2017 3 Comments

Trumpcare To Be Brought Down By–Parliamentary Procedure?  Could well be. Financial Assets That Kushner ‘Forgot’ To Disclose.  They’re all crooks.  Sans pardons, they’re all going down. Freedon and Manafort Will Not Testify Next Week As Planned. But Grassley and the disgraceful Dianne Feinstein will go after compiler of Trump dossier.  Someone needs to take out […]

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It all comes down to the midterms

Filed in National by on July 21, 2017 41 Comments

If Trump fires Mueller and the GOP congress does nothing, the last hope is the mid-terms. Relying on Democrats to get their shit together doesn’t exactly fill me with optimism though.

“If this crisis unfolds as depicted here, the country’s final hope for avoiding a terminal slide into authoritarianism would be the midterm election, contesting control of a historically gerrymandered House of Representatives. That election is 16 months away. Between now and then, Trump’s DOJ and his sham election-integrity commission will seek to disenfranchise as many Democratic voters as possible, while the president himself beseeches further foreign interference aimed at Democratic candidates. Absent the necessary sweep, everything Trump will have done to degrade our system for his own enrichment and protection will have been ratified, and a point of no return will have been crossed.”

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Open Thread For July 21, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 21, 2017 13 Comments

Trump Considering Pardoning Family and Himself.  Anyone surprised? They’re Also Looking To Undermine Mueller’s Investigation.  Criminals looking to kill criminal investigation.  Rethug response? Crickets. Entire party is a criminal enterprise, or at least acting like one. Carney Vetoes Controversial Charter School Radius Bill.  Seems like for good reasons.  What do our education mavens think? City […]

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Open Thread For July 20, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 20, 2017 6 Comments

Unhinged Trump Throws AG Sessions Under The Bus.  If only he’d known that Sessions wouldn’t be his  criminal co-conspirator, he never would have hired him.  Entire interview is utterly insane. ‘Russia’s Congressman’ Loses Top Aide Due To Russian Connections.  I never envisioned a day when treason was such an everyday possibility. Chris Coons Take Note: […]

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It’s Obvious: Without Access To Laundered Russian Money, The Trump Organization Would Collapse

Filed in Featured, National by on July 19, 2017 17 Comments

It’s my Eureka moment.  Everything is explained and explainable once we realize that my headline is correct. Everything. I’ll start, but I encourage everyone to contribute to this post. First, this breaking news from the NYTimes. Deutsche Bank, the only bank that will lend to Trump, has been fined over $600 million for laundering Russian […]

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BREAKING: Sen. McCain Has Brain Cancer

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He has a brain tumor that doctors discovered during his recent surgery: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/John-McCain-Brain-Tumor-435504933.html

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Chris Coons Wants To Make It A Crime To Boycott Israel

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 19, 2017 7 Comments

This demands a thread of its own.  To a large degree, Sen. Chris Coons has always been bought and paid for by AIPAC, the so-called pro-Israeli lobby.  ‘So-called’ b/c they promote the most egregious excesses of Benyamin Netanyahu, the Chris Christie of Israel. Not the Israel that others, including many Jews, envision. However, it never […]

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Open Thread For July 19, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 19, 2017 22 Comments

Sussex Sports Complex Planned.  Before you ask, yes, government money is expected to help pay for this alleged financial windfall.  Raising the obvious question, if it’s such a windfall, why do taxpayers have to underwrite it?  US Military Paying Trump $130K A Month For Rent. In Trump Tower. Agreement was reached in April. Whatever happened […]

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Carney Poll Numbers Tank on Stumbling, Bumbling Start

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Carney Poll Numbers Tank on Stumbling, Bumbling Start

There is time for Carney to redeem himself, but he’d have to do something that seems like an anathema to him – be a Democrat.

Yet herein will I imitate the sun,
Who doth permit the base contagious clouds
To smother up his beauty from the world,
That, when he please again to be himself,
Being wanted, he may be more wonder’d at,
By breaking through the foul and ugly mists
Of vapours that did seem to strangle him.

The poll numbers via Allan Loudell:

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