Outside the Perimeter
Courtesy of Department of Defense

Whether due to the holiday, due to Del States attempt to unseat UD, due to early morning Holiday shopping, or just too much alcohol,… there was “Little” on the local blog scenes this week…..

DWA has this interchange with Dana and Maria Evans, as well as this. Dana has this, this, this, this, and this. FSP has this, and this. Nancy had this “little” bit to say. Del Liberal adds this
There seems to be “Little” else

I have often seen Independent parties collapse on such short notice. The national Reform Party, basically due to such shennigans in 96, became a non player, as soon as Perot walked away….The independent’s have ideals, often untarnished by years of political fighting, and sometimes they can do well, if they pull a candidate who stands above the competition…. They just do not seem to be able to convince the average voter to undo years of conditioning, and vote for a color other than those two making up purple…….Also they appear strongest at a campaigns beginning, due I think to the overall dissatisfaction with either of the two main parties…. But as deadlines approach, their lack of a campaign structure to support them, causes them to flap in the wind….I guess since we already know what a Democrat or Republican stand for…..we just have to decide whether that those individual persons will meet our expectations. But with an Independent, we have to learn from scratch what they will do once elected, and to be honest……that is just too much work……….

So to paraphrase William Shakespeare, even though “Much Ado about Little” dominated discourse this holiday weekend, it could have, and should have been expected to fall short, and wind up to be “much ado about nothing…..” against whomever the major parties decide upon for their candidate……(Denn takes it).

So what else? Del State? Several comments, mostly from Del Liberal, were posted on that outcome…..As could be expected, some calls of racism were bound to arise…..But police or no police, power salute or no power salute, Delaware had 66.6 % of its universities in the NCAA playoffs. What other state can match a percentage like that? Not everything is bigger in Texas……

It was an incredible Thanksgiving….as well as the anniversary of JFK’s demise…..The day was warm, almost balmy. The night was cold, almost freezing….and the wind blew….While I ate Thanksgiving dinner, my neighbors fiery orange maple, lost ALL its leaves….Fall turned to winter, as the very late foliage fell. Mike M carries some of this fall’s memories among his Musings

Thanksgiving brought several pictorial representations across the net. Dana improvised on the early American theme song, “Turkey in the Straw”, with this “Tale of Two Turkeys; (one in a bush).” Donviti’s photo may make some political hacks angry……Other Thanksgiving pictures could be found on The Colussus, the Curmudgeon, Soapbox, and Tommywonk, and Northington.

As we pull away from Thanksgiving, our eyes turn to the “real” holidays…..During this time, much will happen….Wind will be settled, December 18th. The final jostling for the Iowa caucuses will take place out of sight, as most of us fight our ways though malls, or use our heads and shop on line…..Perhaps unknown to many, but thanks to Dana and this link, we can see some of Ms. Korn’s Delaware’s artwork on display now at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington. At DelLib, Donviti shows us some of his artwork as well. Another form of art, music, gives us insight into the mind of Jason330. likewise, a smattering of poetry appears, first from Alan and then from Shirley V., our favorite Curmudgeon. But the best introduction to a new art form, would be that of Matt from the Soapbox, and Dana with the link, showing us the lovely Liz Allen, demonstrating to all the gracious “art of interviewing.”

Speaking of Liz Allen, Hube, in a very nice gesture, offers up Liberals in his Thanksgiving prayer….Although amusing it touches on a common theme that those of us in Delaware’s blogosphere are familiar with….And that is that we are only as good as those we argue against…..For it is only as good as our adversaries challenge us, that we become…If it weren’t for those people who pushed us along as we developed our blogging skills, we would be half the persons we are today…..And if one looks though every other state’s blog role, provided to us all by Daily Delaware, we can see how much better our group is in quality of content, than other states who, living in the Stone(d) Age, rarely “Rove” off topic and still blog off of “talking points.”

From Delaware’s voice of Libertarianism, besides a voter’s guide, we have a new look. FSP sports another new look as well, (fall being almost over….and it has nothing to do with Mitt Romney’s 4th place standing in the national polls.)

One senses America’s infatuation with the glitz of Republican politicos like Romney has somewhat dimmed, as Shirley and those commenting describe their feelings surrounding an invitation to Republicanize the rich and powerful…..I think this piece nails just why Republicans, if lucky, may still win 5% of 2008’s votes……..

This piece by Duffy also tackles the Americans’ given right to assemble.

Finally, Delaware’s favorite son, made several showings based on his better than expected performance, each time the cameras focus on him….Daily Delaware has three: here, here, and here….
Now at least someone credible has taken on Cheney and the “Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran” squad…..

Sadly with all of this going on, Vision 2015 took a hit.Kilroy has more on that topic…..It seems that when one takes limited resources, and splits them up between corporations and education, the score comes out to a respective 44- 7. With or without a power salute, the kids just cannot win. Perhaps they should sue the state for not extending their education far enough……..hell it works for developers?

In the end, we can be thankful for each other, and this small state that draws us closer…..As each of us plugs forward to the beginning of 08, take a minute to look back and see just how far all of us have come in 07.