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Song Of The Day: April 15, 2018

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Shoulda guessed that there would be great surf music from  Australia (Randy Newman: ‘They got surfin’ too’). Why they’re called the Atlantics instead of the Pacifics is beyond me. Great song, though:

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Song Of The Day: April 14, 2018

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The King Of Surf Music was in his ’60’s when this video was made.  Other examples of Dick Dale’s genius are welcome here:

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KY Teachers force veto override, winning $480 million tax increase for public education

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KY Teachers force veto override, winning $480 million tax increase for public education

Fuck yeah! FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — With the chants of hundreds of teachers ringing in their ears, Kentucky lawmakers voted Friday to override the Republican governor’s veto of a more than $480 million tax increase meant to fuel increases in public education spending. Lawmakers also moved closer to overriding Gov. Matt Bevin’s veto of a […]

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April 14 Open Thread Early Edition: Consider the Dog Wagged

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Donald Trump attacked several sites in Syria with missiles Friday night. Trump warned of a sustained attack; Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says it’s one-and-done unless chemical weapons are used again. Syria claims to have shot down 13 missiles, but plenty more apparently got through. Various journalists are starting to remember that however much they like […]

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Talking to Kerri Evelyn Harris, the Mom, Vet, and Mechanic Staring Down Delaware’s Political Machine

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Talking to Kerri Evelyn Harris, the Mom, Vet, and Mechanic Staring Down Delaware’s Political Machine

Great interview in Splinterwith Kerri Evelyn Harris.

When Carper continued his track record of not standing up for the people when push came to shove—when it comes to saying no to the Keystone Pipeline, or whether it’s voting in favor of pharmaceutical companies and financial institutions against the best interests of his constituents—there’s a problem. There’s a lot of damage to be done when we have Democrats who are in who don’t stand their ground when it’s time to stand up for people. What use is your power if it’s not used to stand up for the people?

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Photojournalism Photo of the Century

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Photojournalism Photo of the Century

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 13: Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, takes a call near the Loews Regency hotel on Park Ave on April 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images) Via TPM

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John Sigler Is Losing His Shit

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The gun-fondling lobby held a rally Wednesday night at the Talleyville Fire Hall, and Gun Nut in Chief John Sigler used the occasion to jump the shark. Just a week earlier he was using the pages of the Delaware State News to make a legalistic, if sophistic, argument about the Delaware Constitution. He contends that, […]

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Why Trump Stories Matter [Updated]

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I think people lose sight of the fact that the United States of America is facing its gravest Constitutional crisis since the Civil War, and that we are now on the brink of the confrontation that will do much to decide the outcome. That piece from Benjamin Wittes at Lawfare was published Tuesday, before we […]

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Delaware Political Weekly: April 6-12, 2018

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1. GOP Finds Its Sacrificial Lamb For Congress.  Presbyterian first, Rethug second?  A military chaplain who served in Iraq.  This guy.  Campaign hasn’t gotten off to a rousing start. He either did or didn’t violate Department of Defense rules when he announced his candidacy at a Kent County Republican candidates event.  Seems like a nice […]

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Song Of The Day: April 13, 2018

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Oh, sure, I could have played the Chantays’  version of this surf rock classic.  But El Somnambulo is after bigger game:

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April 13 Open Thread, Bulldog Edition: Tawdry Tales of Trump

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Busy day on the skeevy-stories-about-Trump beat. We learned: *The horrifying news that there could be another Trump scion out there somewhere, so move over Tiffany; *That Trump was obsessed with getting James Comey to disprove the pee tape, which totally couldn’t exist because Trump is a germophobe; *That the legendary New York Post “best sex […]

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April 12 Open Thread, Late Edition: Delaware Dems Seek Magazine Capacity Limit

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April 12 Open Thread, Late Edition: Delaware Dems Seek Magazine Capacity Limit

Delaware Democrats, led by Rep. Larry Mitchell, announced yesterday that they’ll push for a ban on ammo magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Gun-hugging Sen. Brian Pettyjohn spoke for the blood-soaked opposition. The fascists who can’t shoot straight, otherwise known as the GOP, hatched a brilliant plot plan to hobble the James Comey victory […]

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Is Rep. Peter King the Congressman who went off on Trump?

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Is Rep. Peter King the Congressman who went off on Trump?

The Medium culled through the evidence in the EE story about a congressman calling Trump a motherfucker. They make a fairly decent case that it was Peter King from New York’s 2nd congressional district.

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