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Occasional words from the resistance

Filed in National by on February 9, 2017 1 Comment

…from the desk of R.E. Vanella.

Saturday, 11 February. Things to do.

06:30 Switch off boorish cell-phone alarm. (Google ringtone ‘Flow’ ©)

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Calling a Fascist, Loofa-Faced, Shit-Gibbon a Fascist, Loofa-Faced, Shit-Gibbon

Filed in Delaware, National by on February 9, 2017 5 Comments
Calling a Fascist, Loofa-Faced, Shit-Gibbon a Fascist, Loofa-Faced, Shit-Gibbon

We here at Delaware Liberal have been accused of demanding too much from our Democratic representatives in Dover and DC, of wanting these Dems to have a spine when it matters. The bar is seriously low and half the time, these weak-kneed Democrats cannot even reach that.

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February 9, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on February 9, 2017 17 Comments
February 9, 2017 Open Thread

Snow, Vaughn Correctional Center, Syrian family, BF Rich, DE Turf, DelDOT, Raw Sewage Spill

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Your All-Purpose SD 10 Special Election Preview

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on February 9, 2017 13 Comments
Your All-Purpose SD 10 Special Election Preview

The Date: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, polls open from 7 am to 8 pm. The Stakes: Control of the Delaware State Senate. The Party Standard Bearers:  John Marino (R); Stephanie Hansen (D); Joseph Lanzendorfer (L). The District: The 10th SD’s northern boundary takes in southern portions of Newark.  The district runs south from there along […]

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Dems Suck. Coons is the worst

Filed in National by on February 8, 2017 22 Comments
Dems Suck. Coons is the worst

Brian says: February 8, 2017 at 12:25 pm According to NRO, 9 Dems have said NO to SCOTUS filibuster… enough to kill… Coons – DE Blue Blumenthal- CT Blue Manchin – WV Red Durbin – IL Blue Heitkamp – ND Red McCaskill – MO Red Tester – MT Red Donnelly- IN Red Shaheen – NH […]

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New on Broadway: Patriarchy–a Play

Filed in National by on February 8, 2017 35 Comments
New on Broadway:  Patriarchy–a Play

*slow light fade* Morons everywhere: Patriarchy is a made up construct so feminazis have something to complain about !! (Except it usually comes out like “fuck you, you fat, ugly bitch”–because it’s hard for them to say “patriarchy” and “construct”) Liz Warren: *tries to read a letter about a man who is nominated for US […]

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Cutbacks Start in New Castle County

Filed in Delaware by on February 8, 2017 2 Comments
Cutbacks Start in New Castle County

New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer is taking steps to cut back on spending. Unlike his counterparts in state government, Meyer currently is not looking at program cutbacks.

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Must Watch TV: Jake Tapper Interviews Kellyanne Conway

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Must Watch TV: Jake Tapper Interviews Kellyanne Conway

You’ve heard about it. Now you can watch it.

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JFC Looking At Cutting Education Funding

Filed in Delaware by on February 8, 2017 16 Comments
JFC Looking At Cutting Education Funding

Sometimes it is like we don’t even have Democrats controlling the state of Delaware.

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February 8, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on February 8, 2017 9 Comments
February 8, 2017 Open Thread

Prison Standoff Review, 20 Years of Breaking Environmental Laws, $330K Man in Jail, Dover Mall Access Gets Okay, Botched Hibachi Robbery

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This lawsuit says everything you need to know about President Baby-Hands and his mob of lunatics

Filed in National by on February 7, 2017 13 Comments
This lawsuit says everything you need to know about President Baby-Hands and his mob of lunatics

Melania Trump’s lawyers alleged in a lawsuit filed Monday that the First Lady’s “unique once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity to profit from her White House role was damaged by a Daily Mail article claiming she once worked as an escort. The suit, filed in New York State Supreme Court against the tabloid’s owner, Mail Media, seeks compensatory and […]

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Delaware’s Syrian Refugees Ready for Their New Home

Filed in Delaware by on February 7, 2017 0 Comments
Delaware’s Syrian Refugees Ready for Their New Home

Delaware Public Radio is reporting that the Syrian family set to resettle in Delaware have rebooked their flight for this week given that the courts have struck down Trump’s Muslim ban.

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To counter-protest, or not to counter-protest? That is the question

Filed in National by on February 7, 2017 30 Comments
To counter-protest, or not to counter-protest?  That is the question

We have a sub-group of activists on this blog that has formed around the idea of actual visits to the offices of the congressional delegation.

I have learned, through this group, that Planned Parenthood is discouraging counter protests on Feb 11th, the day a bunch have assholes have picked to protest affordable healthcare for women.

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Prison Reform Front and Center

Filed in Delaware by on February 7, 2017 14 Comments
Prison Reform Front and Center

In the wake of the Vaughn Correctional uprising that ended in the death of Steven Floyd, prison reform is on the minds of many. It’s too bad that it took the death of a guard to put prison reform on anyone’s agenda. But this is the way things work in the States, we wait till something spirals out of control before we do something about it.

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February 7, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on February 7, 2017 28 Comments
February 7, 2017 Open Thread

Route 1 Access for Dover Mall, Smyrna woman poisons husband, Girl Scout robbed, Aubrey Plaza

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Dover Paid Out $300K For Cop Kicking Man in Jaw

Filed in Delaware by on February 6, 2017 2 Comments
Dover Paid Out $300K For Cop Kicking Man in Jaw

Often times we bust on the News Journal, but in cases like this, the News Journal did a lot of good to get this information out in public.

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“Any negative polls are fake news”

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“Any negative polls are fake news”

Donald Trump tweeted this morning, “Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.”

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Delaware Requires Public School Teachers and Administrators to Force Students to Recite the Pledge of Allegiance

Filed in Delaware by on February 6, 2017 27 Comments
Delaware Requires Public School Teachers and Administrators to Force Students to Recite the Pledge of Allegiance

When the Department of Education has procured and distributed American flags in each free public school, any principal or teacher of such free public school who fails to require the salute and pledge as set out in § 4105 of this title shall be fined not more than $50 or imprisoned not more than 10 days.

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Culture Beats Strategy

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Culture Beats Strategy

Once you’ve internalized this axiom; “Culture Beats Strategy” it is easy to easy to see every contest or competition through that lens. That was a nice strategy the Atlanta Falcons had last night. too bad that were playing against a team with a strong culture. A strategy is a nice thing to have. A culture is essential.

When a team, group, company or family builds a culture it doesn’t need for things to go perfectly. People know what to do in situations that haven’t been thought through and game planned. A team with a culture has a lot of group cohesion around a few basic assumptions. People can take independent action because they know the organization’s goals without having to be directed. A strategy is merely a list of things you want to happen. A culture operates on an entirely different plane.

When Republicans beat Democrats with policies that add up to a lot of threadbare nonsense under the most fleeting scrutiny – they are winning on culture. Democrats seem to be constantly confused about this. They shouldn’t be. Culture beats strategy.

Group membership means something to people in a culture. Group membership is a means to personal ends for people executing a strategy. Members of a culture share values, spoken and unspoken, and you don’t need to explain how any given policy fits into the values of a culture. It either does or doesn’t on its face.

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February 6, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on February 6, 2017 2 Comments
February 6, 2017 Open Thread

More Lieutenant Steven Floyd news, Delaware fears adverse of effects of immigration ban, Polar Bear Plunge, warm January, gas prices continue to fall

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Chris Christie is Wildly Unpopular

Filed in National by on February 5, 2017 4 Comments
Chris Christie is Wildly Unpopular

Chris Christie is more unpopular than Richard Nixon ever was.

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February 5, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on February 5, 2017 1 Comment
February 5, 2017 Open Thread

Paul Worrilow, Prisons, Lieutenant Steven Floyd, Betting, Richard Allen School

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News Journal Kisses Lisa’s Behind

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on February 4, 2017 6 Comments

One of the poorest excuses for ‘journalism’ I’ve read in a long time.  Made me want to ‘fwow’ up: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2017/02/03/after-month-blunt-rochester-finding-her-direction/97395588/ The guilty journalist is one Adam Duvernay.  Who may well be auditioning for a role as her press secretary since this puff piece is a PR release if ever there was one. A couple of […]

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February 4, 2017 Open Thread

Filed in Delaware, Open Thread by on February 4, 2017 3 Comments
February 4, 2017 Open Thread

Lieutenant Steven Floyd news, DSEA election issues, Dover must release settlement, DuPont Country Club

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Charlie Copeland, History has its eyes on you

Filed in National by on February 3, 2017 8 Comments
Charlie Copeland, History has its eyes on you

This is from Eliot Cohen writing in the Atlantic:

For the community of conservative thinkers and experts, and more importantly, conservative politicians, this is a testing time. Either you stand up for your principles and for what you know is decent behavior, or you go down, if not now, then years from now, as a coward or opportunist. Your reputation will never recover, nor should it.

This is from Charlie Copeland writing to stir Republicans to call Senator’s Coons and Carper:

President Trump has kept his promise to nominate a Supreme Court Justice in the mold of Anatonin Scalia. He kept his promise last night when he announced that he had chosen Judge Neil Gorsuch for the High Court….

Already, the liberal elite are working hard to ensure that Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons vote against Judge Gorsuch. They will use every means available to twist their arms so both of Delaware’s senators fall in-line with their extreme progressive agenda.

One day Copeland is going to have to answer for what he did during the popular vote losers reign of malevolent idiocy. I suspect when that day comes, Copeland’s excuse will be that he was just doing his job.

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