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Delaware.

Delaware.

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Delaware’s scenic beauty, low taxes, and affordable housing
make this tiny state a wonderful place to live, work and play.

ADVICE FOR ANYONE MOVING TO DELAWARE…or just visiting.

1. The Beach traffic is horrible and never stops. It is like this year round.
This also applies to the state fair, Nascar, firefly, and any and all other events happening in Delaware.
2. It’s a different world below the canal. “Lower Slower Delaware”
3. If you do run your car into a ditch, don’t panic.
Four men in the cab of a four wheel drive with a 12-pack of beer and a tow chain will be along shortly. Don’t try to help them. Just stay out of their way. This is what they live for.
4. Remember: “Y’all” is singular. “All y’all” is plural. “All y’all’s” is plural possessive.
5. Get used to the phrase: “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”
And the collateral phrase: “You call this hot? Wait ’til August”
6. Don’t tell us how you did it up there. Nobody cares.
7. If you think it’s too hot, don’t worry. It will cool down in December (if you are lucky)
8. A Mercedes-Benz is not a status symbol. A Chevy, Dodge, or Ford is.
9. If someone says they’re “fixin” to do something, that doesn’t mean anything’s broken.
10. The value of a parking space is not determined by the distance to the door, but by the availability of shade.
11. If you see a slower moving vehicle on a two lane road pull onto the shoulder, that is called “courtesy”.
12. BBQ is a food group. It does NOT mean the act of grilling burgers and hot dogs outdoors.
13. Yes, weddings, funerals, and divorces must take into consideration Football games.
14. Everything is better with Ranch dressing.
15. DO NOT honk your horn at us to be obnoxious, we will sit there until we die.
16. We pull over and stop for emergency vehicles to pass.
17. We pull over for funeral processions, turn our music off and men remove hats or caps. Some people put their hand over their heart.
18. “Bless your Heart” is a nice way of saying you’re an idiot.
19. No matter what kind: sprite, coke, pepsi, mountain dew, it is called Soda
20. If you don’t like the weather in DELAWARE, wait 15 minutes, it will change.
21. Hughes scrapple is the best.
22. Everyone knows everyone so don’t talk shit it will get back to them!
23. Don’t speed in small towns down state (Felton , Greenwood, Harrington, etc.)
The “popo” will get you!!
24. You will get use to the smell.
25. Greenwood fire house chicken is the bomb!!!!
We ripped this from the interweb.
WELCOME TO DELAWARE!!

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President Joe Biden is from Delaware.
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was born on November 20, 1942.
(Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, raised in New Castle County, Delaware)
President of the United States 2021 to present
Vice-President of the United States 2009-2017
US Senator from the State of Delaware 1973-2009
(Elected in 1972 at age 29, reelected 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, & 2008)
New Castle County (Delaware) 4th District Councilman 1971-1973
Admitted to the State Bar of Delaware in 1969.
Attended the University of Delaware and Syracuse University.

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The first settlers in Delaware were Dutch colonists who arrived in 1611
and established the New Amsterdam Colony, which later became New York.

The state was named for the Delaware River,
which is named for Virginia’s first colonial governor,
Thomas West, an English nobleman, the third Baron De La Warr.

“The First State”
Delaware was the first of the original 13 states. Statehood: December 7, 1787.
Delaware was the “First State” to ratify the Constitution on December 7, 1787.

“Delaware is a small but diverse state, including urban cities and rural communities,
beaches, forests, and farms – with historic roots and emerging industries
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The “Diamond State”, is the nickname given to Delaware by Thomas Jefferson.
He described Delaware as a “jewel” among the states
based on its strategic location along the Eastern Seaboard.

Where is Delaware?
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Delaware is a small, flat mid-Atlantic state on the northeastern seaboard.
It is only 39 miles wide and 96 miles long, Only 2044 square miles total area.
“Small Wonder” is another nickname for Delaware given its size,
and many contributions to our country, and also for Delaware’s natural beauty.
Delaware is the second smallest state, the least populated state,
and also the sixth most densely populated state.
Delaware only has three counties, the least of any state.
Delaware is the lowest state with an average altitude of 60 feet above sea level.
Delaware’s highest point, Ebright Road, is only 448 ft. above sea level.

Population of Delaware: ~973764 people (as of 2019)

The capital of Delaware is Dover.
Wilmington is Delaware’s largest city.

State Motto: “Liberty and Independence!”
State Song: “Our Delaware”
State Colors: Colonial Blue and Buff

State Flower: Peach blossom
State Tree: American Holly
State Herb: Sweet Golden Rod
State Fruit: Strawberry
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Read our previous Blog Post “Fruit! Fruit! Fruit!”

State Bird: Blue Hen Chicken
The “Blue Hen State” is another nickname for Delaware. Named for the
Blue Hen Roosters used for cockfighting by Delaware Revolutionary War Soldiers.

State Butterfly: Tiger Swallowtail
State Insect: Ladybug
State Fish: Weakfish (Sea Trout, Yellowfin Trout)
State Marine Animal: Horseshoe Crab

State Beverage: Milk

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There is NO SALES TAX in Delaware!
Any goods or services purchased in Delaware are not be subject to taxation.
A Delaware corporation can be based in any US state,
and they are exempt from state corporate income tax in most cases.
For business owners who reside outside of Delaware, NO STATE INCOME TAX!

More than 50 percent of US publicly traded corporations are incorporated in Delaware.
That’s 60 percent of Fortune 500 companies!

Delaware is home to Dover International Speedway, aka the “Monster Mile,”
and the state hosts two NASCAR races each year.

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Delaware deeded Pea Patch Island to the government in 1813 to build Fort Delaware to protect the entrance to the Delaware River and the ports of Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia.

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CORONAVIRUS! Part 48 (Fridayoff-Saturday)

CORONAVIRUS! Part 48 (Fridayoff)

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Friday, June 19, 2020 – WE ARE TAKING THE DAY OFF! NO BLOG TODAY!

HAPPY JUNETEENTH!

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HAPPY JUNETEENTH!

Black Lives Matter! STOP POLICE BRUTALITY AND VIOLENCE!

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WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK!
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!

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Saturday, June 20, 2020 – HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE! 

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Saturday morning…. storm warning!
Happy Summer Solstice!

12:30am: Okay, that was good. Took the day off Friday and drove the dogs to the beach and back. Had an okay bacon cheeseburger for lunch. Didn’t take any pictures. Got hot and sweaty and uncomfortable. Came home an took another shower.

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So, we took a nice hot shower at 4:00am on Friday morning thinking that would help us fall asleep, but it didn’t, we may have slept for maybe an hour and we woke up and fed the dogs and got the newspapers. Then we loaded the dogs cages into the car and got everything ready to go before they knew what was happening. We almost called it off (because we were so tired), but instead we loaded the dogs into the car and had an adventure

AND NOW HERE’S OUR CRAZY RANT OF THE DAY:

We didn’t really enjoy our trip, and it was very stressful for the dogs and for us…..
And the hostess at the hamburger stand WASN’T WEARING HER MASK ON HER FACE!
We parked and walked the dogs to the restaurant, it was hot and the dogs were still crazy from getting there, and then she had her mask around her neck, and was talking and handling the food and credit transaction WITHOUT A MASK! We were standing outside on the curb, and the exchange happened outside but WTF?! We wore a mask and we were 20 feet away with the dogs…. and when someone from the business came out and started approaching the dogs, we asked her nicely not to pet them (and without saying it – to stay the fuck away). And then we walked back with the food and it was hot and we were really angry but not saying anything, and we were stressing very hard about it.
WE HAVE TREMENDOUS ANGER TOWARDS PEOPLE WHO AREN’T BEING 100% SAFE! AND THAT IS BECAUSE WE HAVE ELDERLY LOVED ONES WHO MIGHT DIE IF EXPOSED! AND IT ONLY TAKES ONE CARELESS EXPOSURE – THERE’S NO SECOND CHANCE! AND SOME PEOPLE ARE CARELESS, AND SOME PEOPLE COULDN’T CARE LESS. AND THERE’S A STUPIDITY AND AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF DENIAL ABOUT STUPID BEHAVIOR! YOU MIGHT DIE! YOUR FAMILY MIGHT DIE! YOUR FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES AND NEIGHBORS MIGHT DIE! WE DON’T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN. And so our lunch was “just okay”, and actually it was really horrifying.

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And to be honest, it’s the longest period of time we’ve been out of the house since the beginning of March, and the longest drive we’ve made in months, with the added pressure of managing, transporting, and protecting the dogs. It was really really stressful to begin with and then MY BIGGEST TRIGGER being exposed by someone without a mask happens right in front of me, TEN HOURS LATER AND WE ARE STILL BEYOND MAD.
And we drove home, with some real stop-and-go traffic on the 101 Freeway (the “Ventura Highway”), unloaded and took care of the dogs, took a shower, fell asleep and took a nap, woke up and fed the dogs, and worked on the Blog to work this out. And that was Friday.
It’s 1:00am Saturday morning now. We haven’t eaten dinner, but we ate some mini pretzels and a little ice cream and a few triangles of Toblerone chocolate, and we only ate half the bacon cheeseburger and fries for lunch because we just couldn’t. FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK. (and thats not even enough Fucks)

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Okay, we’re going to go eat and/or sleep now we think. FUCKFUCKFUCK.
4:15am: SLEEP WON. We slept a little and just woke up and took the dogs outside.
And we didn’t even eat dinner.

NOTE: We revisited this mini-RANT on Saturday at 4:30pm and we’re still mad.

Saturday morning. Today is the day!
Trump’s Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma! MAGA!
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CBS started non-stop coverage yesterday on Juneteenth! Morons without masks!
The dumbest segment of our society on display…. RACISTS, BIGOTS, ANTI-SEMITES!
TRUMPERS. The Cult of Trump. These stupid people worship him.
They think he’s Jesus, And a Trump Rally is everything they dream of….
Stupid people (just like them) gathered together to worship the orange turd.
And now add the CoronaVirus! And remember the virus and wearing a mask is a Democratic political hoax. SO PLEASE TRUMPERS, DON”T WEAR A MASK TODAY!

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Tom Rice (R-SC) – A Darwin Award Nominee!

And they are not wearing masks at the Trump Rally of course!

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UPDATED Thursday, July 16: There was a YUGE surge in CoronaVirus cases following the Trump Rally (as expected) in addition to the re-opening of bars and restaurants, and having no mask requirements. And today the Governor of Oklahoma tested positive.

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2:00pm: And we were awake and the dogs got fed and we got the newspapers.
And we were outside, and we went back to bed, and we woke up again.
And we were outside again with the dogs and we scooped the poop, and we are doing a load of laundry, and now we are updating the Saturday Blog Post.
And we are hungry and thinking about some breakfast/lunch food now.

Horse Racing Today! It’s the Belmont Stakes! Leg One of the Triple Crown.
No crowd at the racetrack in Saratoga Springs, but go ahead and place your bets!
The favorite horse, Tiz The Law wins! (by 4 lengths)
Doctor Post to Place and Max Player to Show and Pneumatic was Fourth.

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What’s up under the desk? Such a Good Boy!

5:00pm: Okay, so we watered the new tomato plants and the Little Boy loves the hose! So he got all wet and dirty while he was having fun in the water and so we had to give him a rinse off bath and he loves being dried off, so he’s a very happy boy night now. And we were amused and had fun too.  (and love my run on sentences …. hard to care about proper grammar these days)

We still haven’t really eaten today. We had a celery stalk with peanut butter and some mini-pretzels as a snack but we need some real food right now, and then we’ll feed the dogs their supper. And they had a late breakfast and a lot of snacks already today, so they’ll be fine for a little while longer.

8:00pm: So we made some food, and ate the food, and the dogs were outside and they got fed, and we were outside again, and now we are all chillin’ in the Home Office again.

On The Menu: Breakfast for dinner again: 3 eggs over medium, bacon, quesadilla, celery&carrots, dill pickle, raspberries, and cran-raspberry-orange juice and an iced espresso to drink

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Breakfast for dinner again….

ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT!

Move along….. nothing to see here.
Sunday can’t come soon enough.

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As of Friday, June 19, 2020 – Happy Juneteenth!

THERE IS STILL NO FEDERAL TESTING OR TRACKING!
118000+ Reported Deaths in the United States!
Another 100000 people could die before September!
“between 800 and 1,000 Americans are going to die every single day.”

 

 

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TRUMP IS A RACIST! PENCE IS A RACIST! GAETZ IS A RACIST!
BARR IS A RACIST! McCONNELL IS A RACIST! CRUZ IS A RACIST!

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EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! –
EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! –
EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!

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EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! –
EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!

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“The story I’m about to share with you about Joe Biden is special — in fact, I’m fairly certain I’m the only living person left who actually witnessed it firsthand. It was about 16 years ago, and I was a young rabbi, brand-new to Delaware, on my way to lead a shiva minyan — a worship service following a death of a Jewish person. I was from California. Back then, I didn’t know Claymont, Delaware from Scranton, Pennsylvania.
A quick bit of background: When someone passes away in the Jewish faith, we observe seven days of mourning, called shiva. We gather a group of ten Jewish adults together — a minyan — to say the Mourners’ Kaddish. It usually happens in a person’s home — somewhere intimate. In this case, the deceased individual — her name was Mrs. Greenhouse, of blessed memory — had not been a person of means. She had lived in rent-controlled senior housing in a tall high-rise building off of Namaans Road. Her apartment had been too small to fit everyone into, so we conducted our worship service in the building’s communal laundry room, in the basement of the high-rise.
We assembled the ten elders together, and it was in this most humble of places that I began to lead the kaddish. Toward the end of the service, a door at the back of the laundry room opened, and who walks in but Senator Joe Biden, his head lowered, all by himself. I nearly dropped my prayer book in shock.
Senator Biden stood quietly in the back of the room for the duration of the service.
At the close of the kaddish, I walked over to him and asked the same question that must have been on everyone else’s mind: “Senator Biden — what are you doing here?”
And he said to me: “Listen, back in 1972, when I first ran for Senate, Mrs. Greenhouse gave $18 to my first campaign. Because that’s what she could afford. And every six years, when I’d run for reelection, she’d give another $18. She did it her whole life. I’m here to show my respect and gratitude.” Now, the number 18 is significant in the Jewish faith — its numbers spell out the Hebrew word chai, as in “to life, to life, l’chayim!” But it’s also a humble amount. Joe Biden knew that. And he respected that.
There were no news outlets at our service that day — no Jewish reporters or important dignitaries. Just a few elderly mourners in a basement laundry room. Joe Biden didn’t come to that service for political gain. He came to that service because he has character. He came to that service because he’s a mensch. And if we need anything right now when it comes to the leadership of our country — we need a mensch.
I know this is such a simple, small story. But I tell it to as many people as will listen to me.
Because I think that, in their heart of hearts, when people are trying to think about the decision they’ll make this year — this is the kind of story that matters.
Joe Biden is a mensch. We need a mensch.
Thanks for reading.”
— Rabbi Michael Beals of Delaware

VOTE BLUE! VOTE BIDEN 2020! VOTE BLUE! VOTE BIDEN 2020! VOTE BLUE!

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