Kalmar Nyckel to sail from New Castle this summer

For the first time in  more than 10 years, the Kalmar Nyckel   will offer public sails departing from  New Castle. The talls ship  will conduct 10 sails from the port. The addition of  old New Castle to the ship’s sail schedule keeps her in the first state for the entire Summer season, rotating between the Kalmar […]

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Ben Boulware’s reaction to getting free Lunchables was priceless

It’s the simpler things in life.

Sometimes, there are foods that take you right back to elementary school. For me, and I’m sure I’m not alone on this, that food is Lunchables. Unlike former Clemson Tigers linebacker, and undrafted free agent Ben Boulware, who has signed with the Carolina Panthers, I grew out of them as I got older. In an article Boulware wrote for Sports Illustrated, he addressed his affinity for Lunchables, and even hinted a deal with the snack company wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.

Lunchables. It’s so childish, but they’re so good. I still eat them. When we met with my agents the first time, we told them “This may sound stupid, but we want our first marketing deal to be for Lunchables.” My favorite Lunchable is Pizza. I like the crackers, but I’m definitely a pizza guy. I’m dead-ass serious.

Earlier this week, Lunchables finally responded to his request by sending him a ton of products. Needless to say Boulware was pretty pumped that he was able to stock up on his favorite snack food.

“I’m hoping for at least a box or so,” Boulware said via ESPN. “If they send more, I might have to buy a new refrigerator.”

But Boulware got much more than just one box of Lunchables. The company sent him an entire cooler of his favorite ones. Needless to say, the linebacker was overjoyed.

“The Lord is good y’all” pretty much sums up his excitement perfectly.

Boulware doesn’t have any plans to upscale his diet, when asked whether or not he’d upgrade to a nice dinner, like one at Ruth’s Chris.

“I might work toward that, but I’m going to stay to my roots for now,” Boulware said via ESPN. “I’ve been eating Lunchables for a long time. And I don’t have Ruth’s Chris money right now. All I’ve got is Lunchables money.”

Shoutout to the company for hooking Boulware up.

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Open thread for night owls: Funded by 0.001%ers, charter school backers take over L.A. school board

Edwin Rios at Mother Jones reports—Los Angeles Just Had the Most Expensive School Board Race Ever—and Betsy DeVos Couldn’t Be Happier:

Charter school advocates landed a major victory Tuesday night, winning two seats on the Los Angeles Board of Education in the most expensive school board race in US history. Now, with charter supporters making up a majority of the board for the first time since 2010, the country’s second-largest school district could see a charter school expansion—just as it confronts a looming budget deficit and declining enrollment.

Charter-backed Nick Melvoin unseated board president Steve Zimmer, who was running for his third and final term, according to unofficial results. Kelly Gonez, a pro-reform candidate, declared victory late Tuesday night over Imelda Padilla.

The board election capped a long-standing battle between teachers’ unions and wealthy charter school proponents like former mayor Richard Riordan, Walmart heirs Alice and Jim Walton, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, philanthropist and major charter backer Eli Broad, and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who gave $5 million to the California Charter Schools Association Advocates, a pro-charter PAC. Both sides attacked candidates in brutal advertisements—as of Wednesday, outside spending on the school board races reached more than $14 million, twice the amount spent in 2013, according to Los Angeles Ethics Commission campaign finance data.

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At Daily Kos on this date in 2012—Mitt, you dunce, you have to remember your lies:

Mitt Romney, who has a few months yet to stumble-tongue his way into another dozen or so memorable head-shakers before he actually gets the nomination, offered what may well turn out to be this campaign’s most blunderful word-blunder yet. It’s already viral, unrecallable:

Uh, I’m actually going to to, I’m not familiar precisely with exactly what I said, but I stand by what I said, whatever it was. And with regards to, uh, I’ll go back and take at what was said there.

What’s in evidence in this remarkable word salad is the mark of the bad liar.

We all know that Romney is a major liar. We’ve seen it over and over during this campaign. The pile of his lies already has grown enormously and the general election campaign is barely under way.

For someone with his assets, you would think he would have hired himself a better coach of effective lying. He can certainly afford it given the gobs of cash he’s sucked up by destroying jobs and being rewarded for it. But apparently he’s been a cheapskate on that front. Because he just isn’t very good at it despite all the practice.

On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: No fridge in history has ever treated me worse! The “i-word” is back. Greg Dworkin documents the breaking of the dam. Armando relates tales from CAP’s Ideas Conference. Joan McCarter reminds us what’s up on the Hill and how they’re taking Trump news.

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