Song of the Day 11/27: Blind Faith, “Presence of the Lord”
Delaware Liberal
by Alby
16h ago
“Presence of the Lord,” Eric Clapton’s contribution to Blind Faith’s only album in 1969, was his first outing as a lyricist. Its message is personal, but Steve Winwood delivers it — Clapton set it in a key (A minor) above what he considered his own range. After Blind Faith’s demise, Clapton started singing it himself ..read more
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DL Open Thread: Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022
Delaware Liberal
by El Somnambulo
20h ago
DeSantis’ Role Model–Michael Dukakis?  This former R strategist thinks so–with the same result: Not satisfied with the obvious Dukakis-in-the-tank comparisons sparked by DeSantis’ “Top Gov” campaign ad, it’s as though the DeSantis brain trust closely studied past presidential campaigns and picked the Dukakis campaign as their model. Dukakis posed in a tank wearing a helmet ..read more
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Song of the Day 11/26: Wilko Johnson, “When I’m Gone”
Delaware Liberal
by Alby
2d ago
Regular readers know I consider Dr. Feelgood one of the most important British bands of the 1970s. The creative force behind the punk pioneers, guitarist Wilko Johnson (born John Wilkinson) died Monday at age 75, nine years after a cancer diagnosis gave him less than a year to live. Johnson stood out for both his ..read more
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DL Open Thread: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Delaware Liberal
by El Somnambulo
2d ago
Russia’s Economy Is Tanking Due, In Large Part, To Western Sanctions: For months, Putin claimed that the “economic blitzkrieg” against Russia had failed, but Western sanctions imposed over the invasion of Ukraine are digging ever deeper into Russia’s economy, exacerbating equipment shortages for its army and hampering its ability to launch any new ground offensive ..read more
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DL Open Thread: Friday, November 25, 2022
Delaware Liberal
by El Somnambulo
3d ago
How Long Could You Survive–In The Quietest Room In The World?  Would you literally hear the blood flow through your body?  Would your innermost thoughts drive you crazy? From one writer’s semi-hallucinatory experience: Certain people find the promise of such quiet irresistible; it entices them, like a soundless siren call, to visit the building at ..read more
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Biden’s New Push For Assault Weapons Ban is Good Policy and Good Politics
Delaware Liberal
by jason330
3d ago
Only extremist gun-nuts & psychos think that assault weapons should be freely available to civilians.  Make the GOP run on their absolutist, all chaos, all gun mayhem all the time platform. Biden calls sale of assault weapons “sick” while vowing to ban them after recent shootings “The idea we still allow semi-automatic weapons to be ..read more
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DL Open Thread: Thursday, November 24, 2022
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by El Somnambulo
4d ago
Something to give thanks for–while ‘other’ political blogs (are there any?) abandon their readers for Thanksgiving, we here at DL give you top-shelf commentary replete with the snark you’ve come to love. Besides, who wants to watch parades when they could be blogging?  OK, enough vamping. Georgia Supreme Court Helps Warnock Campaign.  No, not on ..read more
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Always a Delaware Connection
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by jason330
4d ago
Reports are emerging that the Colorado shooter’s dad Aaron Brink (the guy who on finding out his son murdered people said: “They started telling me about the incident, a shooting... And then I go on to find out it’s a gay bar. I got scared, ‘Shit, is he gay?’ And he’s not gay, so I said, phew… I am a conservative Republican.”) is a former MMA fighter and porn star who has sexually performed under the name of “Dick Delaware ..read more
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Song of the Day 11/24: World Party, “Thank You World”
Delaware Liberal
by Alby
4d ago
Rather than list all the things to be thankful for, I’m going to go Karl Wallinger’s route and simply thank the world. Wallinger was World Party for most of its existence, playing all the instruments on most of the tracks on the band’s first two LPs, including “Goodbye Jumbo,” where this song debuted. He really ..read more
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Happy Thanksgiving
Delaware Liberal
by jason330
4d ago
From all of us at DL to all of you, we hope you Thanksgiving is full of warmth and good cheer and not the usual battle between you mother’s pagan witchcraft and your father’s quasi-Christian doomsday cult ..read more
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