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Open Thread For August 5, 2017

Filed in Featured, National by on August 5, 2017 6 Comments

Mueller Seeks White House Records On Flynn.  Fascinating look into his business dealings.  Trump shoulda listened to Obama: Flynn was and is bad news for King Cheeto. Putin Embracing Crypto-Currencies As Money Laundering Tool?  Looks like it. BTW, these sanctions are working when it comes to money laundering. How WV Guv’s Party Switch Could Impact […]

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Mo’ Better Dems: Andria Bennett, RD 32

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on August 3, 2017 10 Comments
Mo’ Better Dems: Andria Bennett, RD 32

You knew this one was coming.  Failure to field a progressive challenger in  this district would be political malpractice. The District.  Perhaps no RD was made safer for D’s during the 2012 redistricting than the 32nd .  It went from a swing-D district to a totally safe district. The registration numbers are as follows: 6914 […]

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Open Thread For August 3, 2017

Filed in Featured, National by on August 3, 2017 10 Comments

McMaster Fires Leaker.  The guy who ‘leaked’ to Devin Nunes. He tried to fire him before, but Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon intervened. In other words, Ezra Cohen-Watnick was Trump’s kind of leaker. Trump’s Afghanistan Policy In Shambles. Wants to fire commander b/c ‘We’re not winning’.  Oh, and he’s PO’d b/c that the Chinese negotiated […]

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Open Thread For August 2, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on August 2, 2017 7 Comments

Trump ‘Justice’ Department To Push Affirmative Action For White People. Typical Rethuggery. Dubya did it. To be run out of Justice’s political shop, not the career employees.  Betch’a Sen. Flake approves. Judges To Rethugs: Redraw North Carolina Districts Now!  What’s at stake? Rethug veto-proof majorities. Tillerson Turns Down $80 Mill To Counter ISIS and Russian Propaganda.  […]

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Open Thread For August 1, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on August 1, 2017 22 Comments

Trump Came Up With Jr’s Phony Russian Meeting Meme.  More orphan than not. Dictated the memo about how Junior should lie while on Air Force One.  Sounds like Obstruction of Justice to me. Must-read of the day. Administration still leaking like a sieve. BTW, Trump’s lawyer had specifically asserted that the President was not involved in […]

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‘Bulo’s Fave Tunes: July 2017

Filed in Arts and Entertainment, Featured by on July 31, 2017 0 Comments

I had so much good stuff this month that I excised some just to keep the numbers manageable.  Another great month: “I miss you, but don’t miss you like I miss Prince…”. I LOL’d : While we’re on the subject of famed rockers’ deaths: From Japanese Breakfast to…Japanese Math Rock? Whatever it is, I love […]

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Open Thread For July 31, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on July 31, 2017 13 Comments

Carper Is Running. In case you’ve forgotten, here are some reasons why we need a progressive challenger:  http://www.delawareliberal.net/2016/11/29/how-tom-carpers-votes-and-positions-screw-people-and-help-rethugs-to-screw-people-volume-1/ http://www.delawareliberal.net/2016/11/30/how-tom-carpers-votes-and-positions-screw-people-and-help-rethugs-to-screw-people-volume-2/ http://www.delawareliberal.net/2016/12/06/how-tom-carpers-positions-and-votes-screw-people-and-help-rethugs-screw-people-volume-3/ http://www.delawareliberal.net/2016/12/13/how-tom-carpers-positions-and-votes-screw-people-and-help-rethugs-screw-people-volume-4/ This defeatism that only Father Time can stop Carper is BS.  Eugene Young, for one, can stop Carper. Putin To Kick Out 755 American Diplomats. Well, maybe they aren’t all diplomats.  Only VP Pence acts ‘presidential’ […]

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Pssst….John Fluharty, This is Your Party’s Platform

Filed in National by on July 30, 2017 0 Comments
Pssst….John Fluharty, This is Your Party’s Platform

It seems we need a little refresher on the GOP’s actually stated position non-hetero normative sexuality. Even if you are “a nice guy”  , if you are a gay Republican, this is what your  party’s platform (pdf) says about you: Overturn the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision to legalize gay marriage in all 50 states. Marriage […]

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Open Thread For July 30, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 30, 2017 16 Comments
Open Thread For July 30, 2017

Student Scores Prove It: Our Education Policy Is Not Working.  That includes de-facto resegregation. NCC Police Union Flexes Muscle.  Anything that makes the police knucklebreakers unhappy, I’m for it. Yes, Our Voting Machines Are Totally Vulnerable.  Took hackers mere minutes to dismantle security protections at DEFCON in Vegas. Anyone gonna do anything about it? Huey […]

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Boo Hoo….Delaware “farmers” face more than 120 regulations

Filed in National by on July 30, 2017 5 Comments
Boo Hoo….Delaware “farmers” face more than 120 regulations

A new study of farm regulations by the Delaware Soybean Board has revealed that farmers are required to comply with more than 120 separate regulations to operate an agricultural business in the First State. Make no mistake. These farms are industrial operations. They need to be well regulated. When you hear legislators moan a groan […]

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Open Thread For July 29, 2017

Filed in Delaware, National by on July 29, 2017 6 Comments
Open Thread For July 29, 2017

Reince Lanced. Enter the General.  Hard to restore order when the only guy who outranks you is insane.  But Kelly is competent, which Reince was not. He’s also as obsessively anti-immigrant as King Cheeto. Hanifa Shabazz and Theo Gregory: Kindred Crooks?  Someone needs to investigate  this unholy relationship and the entire Wilmington City Council slush […]

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Highmark CEO David Holmberg, the Six Million Dollar Man

Filed in National by on July 28, 2017 26 Comments
Highmark CEO David Holmberg, the Six Million Dollar Man

Highmark Health President and CEO David Holmberg received $3.8 million in total compensation in 2015. He took down $2.15 in total compensation in 2014. Check my math, but that’s a 76% growth rate. So, if that rate is stable he is making $11 million this year. What if, during these troubled times, his compensation leveled off a bit? He is still bringing in at least $6 million a year.

Now Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro is holding a series of public comment sessions on whether or not Highmark’s requested health insurance rate increase are justified.

Let’s hope the CEO compensation comes up in those meetings. How much more money does David Holmberg need? How much more do Delawareans have to pay so to keep David Holmberg in the lifestyle to which he has become accustomed?

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Delaware’s Gay GOP’er Dumps Trump Job

Filed in National by on July 28, 2017 12 Comments
Delaware’s Gay GOP’er Dumps Trump Job

Gay Republicans. I don’t get you. You know they hate you, right?

Anyway… There is this. John Fluharty was offered considered for a job in the Department of Homeland Security. He declined the offer. removed himself from consideration. 

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