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Ma’am? After we’ve given you the abortion, we’re required by Republican law to take you out back and shoot you execution style. Good news, is that modern science gets to use both your body and the fetal tissue at the same time! How great it that? (slapping knee gasping for air)
Or how about this….
Ma’am? I’m Rick Perry, Uhhh, you just had an abortion, right? I’d like you to just stare at this little hole right here for a second…. see how perfectly round it is? Oops…. lol.. (sore ribcage hysterics)
Btw, if you support really good humor that makes fun of all blacks, women, Hispanics, Chinese, those with college degrees, federal employees, and encourages people to blow up courthouses in Oklahoma City, please patronize these radio stations right here in Delaware… We need more humor like this! I haven’t laughed so loud in hours… Ha, ha, ha… Require each one occur with a gun… What a wit…..
You can now hear Rush Limbaugh heap additional humorous insults on these Delawarean stations…..
Rush Limbaugh is a subsidized spokesperson of Freedomworks which owns and controls this blog for a very large fee.
Please contact these stations to tell its managers we need more humor like this to chase all ‘dem liberals back to Africa.
Republicans have been trying to kill NPR for years. I have fought them tooth and nail, because NPR always provided the type of news we used to get from Ed Marrow, Walter Cronkite, David Brinkley, Chet Huntley, Yeah, it was old school, but it was news…..
But racing home to catch Markell’s speech, I missed the window, Fortunately WHYY had NPR’s coverage on my car radio… “Oh this is great” I said. I remembered last election cycle hearing the full convention on radio… Like the radios of WWII that sat in everyone’s living room, that medium made me feel I was experiencing it in the raw… Like I was right there on the floor, not somewhere else looking at odd images on flat screen….
And at 8:50 pm, Governor Markell’s speech begins… ” I am an avowed Capitalist….” or something like that…I cranked up the volume… At the end of the third breath, NPR cuts to a discussion in the booth, about Hispanic’s voting in Texas and whether they will have enough clout to impact local Texas politics…. They never cut back to Markell again…
One could hear Markell’s voice over the speakers in the background. And yet the talkers were blabbing about something that has been discussed ad nauseum for the past 8 years… “Hello, knuckleheads… we know this… We don’t know what Markell is saying right now, right this minute… Can we please get back to what is important?”
Who hires these guys?
“oooooo loooook…. I’m on the radio. I’ve just discovered politics for the first time… This is sooo interesting. I am going to be the talk of the world. My network will pay me millions of dollars. I get to show everyone how smart I am…. Look, I can put two thoughts together in a sentence…… “
Sorry, NPR… no one cares what’s going on in YOUR head. They want to fill up their own head with stuff that is…. let’s see, how should I put it…. important….
A Democrat Business Governor who runs the Corporate Capital of the World, who comes from the same business world as Mitt Romney, but chooses to support Obama…. is….. important…. We in business want to hear… exactly why he bucks the normal thought process and supports Democrats instead of Republicans… I saw the transcript; it was a great speech. It tells us business people, what the future business climate will be like under Obama. But no. I have to listen to two twits talk about… Governor Perry’s state of morons… Texas… Like that helps anyone….
Duh, who hires these guys?
it is time. Pull the plug. We’ve kept them so when we needed it, we could get pure unaltered information. They failed us. Pull the plug.
Pondering over Steve’s return and the ramifications which came with it, (for example, I noticed the re-humanization of Dana Garrett), I was reminiscing why so many bloggers had fallen off the wagon…
Back in the glory days, there was a rather eclectic collection of men and women who put their thoughts down nightly or almost on a regular basis. A few are left today… But missing are Mike Matthews, Shirley Vandever, Tommywonk, Dave Burris, Dana Garrett, Duffy, Maria Evans, Joe M., Mat Marshall, …..
Most all of these posted their reasons for giving it up…. and they all sound the same. Tireless demands of time, no real feeling for posting anymore, realization that it was a lot of hoopla and little real substance.
And ironically the more successful you became the more time you felt you had to spend answering comments. And for the amount of time spent, the numbers of people actually reading them, were dwarfed by just the voting totals of Delaware alone.
But it is with Steve’s return that I think I finally was able to put my finger on just why the blog-world fell apart. It was because we had stopped becoming a community. It is rather interesting to read something someone posts that says: I think thus about this subject and here is why…. It is less interesting to have a blurb saying: “check this out” and then click a video and sit back waiting through the commercial….and then after watching, think: “that was a waste of time…”
Each person had a personality. Shirley tried portraying herself as a crusty curmudgeon but she was anything but…. Dave would bluster about, but then, without warning come through with brilliance. Mat, provided a odd twist from the enlightened eyes of a Cab Calloway student. Donviti was … well Donviti..and that’s a good thing. Hube could on the turn of a dime, surprise you by agreeing with what you said. Kilroy roasted Red Clay school district, no doubt causing them to cringe with his misspellings, and put New Castle’s school troubles on the map. Duffy always found the most eclectic random findings, and mainstreamed them for the rest of us. Nancy, with her sources, and emails, provided the bulletin board for all of us to snatch our next story from… Coupled with airplay on WVUD,WHYY, WMGD, Al Mascitti and Rick Jensen, actual influence over current events was projected… or at least it felt that way…
What we had was a community. And that peer group was who you wrote for. Sometimes you wrote evocative pieces just imagining Hube reading it and reddening his ears. Other times you could get Nancy’s gander up, just by praising Chris Coons. One out of this group, even considered running for Governor, and probably should have, considering the complete tanking of the campaign by that person who did run.
But mostly, we wrote for each other… If other’s wanted to read they were welcome. I think some who tried to fly too close to the sun, and write like they were the News Journal, got burnt out, and dropped by the wayside.
It is interesting to see the change in both Hube’s and Delaware Liberal’s format, comparing todays with yesteryears. Today, everything is bite sized. Before, we had the extended version.
The difference is like eating crackers off the table in back of the meeting room, or, breaking for dinner. Taking a break for dinner, is much more enjoyable.
All great moments pass. It is fact that we look back on them in admiration, that makes them great. So, I guess, though the characters are still alive, and a few still active, we cannot return to those times, long ago and far away.
I think it is safe to say, we “pulled it off big time”. We really did something, which in it’s time was unheard of, and what we did, still has lasting ramifications rippling through our state government today…
I think most of the problems we dealt with, got fixed. Although no one can point to us and say we did it, that we influenced the changes, they certainly can’t deny. After all, each and every one of those problems haunted legislature for a quite a long, long time, and.. they are gone now. We exposed them for what they were…
With that said and done, … it’s pretty cool.
No one seems to be reporting the news from yesterdays PSC hearing in Legislative Hall in Dover. How could the most important decision affecting Delawareans for the next twenty five years, be subject to a news blackout?
Searching Delawareonline, WDEL, and WHYY, yielded no mention to Delaware’s public that the meeting took place. The only news source I could find in our state that even mentioned the happenings in Legislative Hall last night, was the Delaware State News. It led with this line.
“Most of the comments Tuesday at Legislative Hall in Dover supported Blue Water Wind’s offshore Atlantic wind farm generation proposal or NRG’s proposal to expand the Indian River power plant in Millsboro to include coal gasification generators.”
There was little of no support for Connectiv’s or Delmarva Power’s proposals. Connectiv’s bid won the most points from Delmarva Power and the state’s independent consultant’s report. Read ( The public does not support our little inside plan).
NRG supporters, mostly NRG employees or retirees, read (coerced), touted the reliability a coal-generated power plant provides. “Wind is a pretty hip, sexy energy option,” Delaware resident and NRG employee Doug Netting. “‘Wind, however, is intermittent “ he said.
Jim Sadowski, NRG’s environmental manager (oxymoron) for the Indian River power plant, said it would take gale-force winds to create three megawatts of electricity. (not true: strong breeze to near gale)
Instead of choosing one of the three proposals, Delmarva Power favored ” conservation strategies, continuation of a new east-west transmission line and increasing its portfolio to more renewable energy sources from the existing power grid.” Read (if forced to, we will buy some other state’s wind power and tack on percentage and sell it to Delawareans.)
If there was any consensus, it was that something new had to be done about electricity in Delaware. “Inaction is not the answer,” said Wilmington resident Harry Gravell, who represented Delaware builders.
Apparently “the public” beat up Delmarva pretty bad last night as evidenced by the response from their spokesman. When he was questioned about whether Delmarva would be willing to change it’s position in face of overwhelming public support for Blue Water’s proposal, Delmarva Power spokesperson, Tim Brown, kept repeating the statement that “the utility stands by its recommendation,” Most of us who have been around, know this to be the common last ditch defense, always given by a spokesperson defending an indefensible position, against irrefutable evidence and facts. It smacks of admitting one knowing he is in the wrong, but who fears to lose his job should he budge one iota from his company’s position. We saw this trend all the time with Motiva, or almost any other corporate spokesperson.
Delaware’s small size is sometimes advantageous. We know our opponents personally and often conduct business in a less caustic manner than do some of our neighbors. However, our small size can be a detriment, when progress for it’s citizens comes in secondary to the profits of its movers and shakers. Sometimes personal friendships existing in the vacuum of scrutiny, bear more weight than the ultimate public good.
So why was there no news about the meeting last night, except by one newspaper. Was it truly a coincidence that led almost every of the state’s news sources, to fail to report the first of the most important meetings of this century, that will affect the future expenses of all Delawareans?
Expect a lot of coverage over Thursday’s meeting in Wilmington. Word has already gone out to Connectiv and Delmarva employees that they are required to be there to support their company (or lose all chance of future promotions) Within a packed auditorium, the appearance of support will appear more equal than it actually is, and the news coverage will be swayed accordingly. Those who speak in Blue Water Wind’s favor, can be expected to be shouted down. Those lining up to speak, will be weighted in favor of the status quo.
Sometimes coincidences occur. But other times so many coincidences happen coincidently that one wonders whether or not it is a coincidence at all. Sometimes when there is NO NEWS about a topic, it has far more significance than what news IS actually reported.
Last night the public spoke very strongly in favor of Wind Power. It spoke very strongly against Delmarva Power. It appears that great effort was made for you not to know about it.
Early this morning snow fell on Delaware. It was nothing like the blizzards of the Midwest or the lake snows blanketing the state of New York. In fact, it was not much of anything really.
That is perhaps why of all the things going on in the world today, I decided to ignore them for a moment and revel in this immediate event that happened here tonight.
Snow has been rare this winter. I can think of no school closings so far. First time ever, my children tell me. And this snow, had it been on a steep slope, would have been awesome for waxed skis.
But what I like best, is that this event sort of sneaked up on us. Oh usually, the salt is thickly spread long before the first tiny flake falls, leaving a safe, if not ugly black ribbon cutting across the fresh white packaging.
But this time, Deldot was sleeping, and fortunately for me, they had not destroyed the silence of tredded rubber slicing through pristine powder. No groan of the window-washer pump, no clatter of squeaky wipers to spoil the silence; no sizzle of filthy water flung up against my fenders; just the whisper of the flakes blowing off the roof, leaving a different kind of vapor trail in my wake.
There is nothing like the quietness of falling snow. Distant sounds, if heard at all, have a strange tone when snow is falling. It is like hearing for the first time, a distant echo from our brief beginning.
After a long time, finally now, I could be at ease. There was quiet. There was a peace that has escaped me since childhood. For everyone else was asleep. It was exhilarating to drive down America’s aorta, with no tracks in front of me, following my same nightly routine, but with none of the same consequences.
I know most of you will wake, perhaps shocked, and contend with Deldot’s rapid response team. You will curse and swear and hopefully avoid any financial detriment caused by those flakes of white.
As for me, I hope to catalogue, bury, and hold on to the memories of this night forever. And at some later date, recover them and rejoice that one still has the ability to remember how a child feels, especially when those tiny white flakes start to fall.
But being grown up, like Ulysses I am tied fast to my responsibilities and routines, and though I cry out to the snow siren that sings it’s songs of my youth, my ship moves on, and only faint memories of what transpired tonight, will linger on.