Thursday, November 29, 2012

Poor Tom Reed

Okay, it's The Onion, but the conversation with our soon-to-be Congressman still rings true.
“At the end of the day, it’s a question of whether a nonbinding signature on an outdated and worthless pledge written 26 years ago is more important than preventing the nation from completely going to hell. I just don’t know what to do here.”

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Required Reading

Thanks to Simon for this conservative lament—not the usual throwing-Romney-under-the-bus lament, but something far more powerful.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Red Welfare States

Paul asked me to create these maps to show how blue/red states compare in terms of federal dollars received. Using some fairly old data and laying it beside the 2012 blue/red state map shows that while they may talk the talk, a lot of red states really don't walk the walk—in case you had any doubt. So-called "Welfare States" in green take more than they pay in. "Donor States" give more than they get. Rhode Island comes out even.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Required Reading

Frank Bruni on the over-the-top sexism with which we look at the Petraeus scandal.

First Snow

The first real snow on the mountain—late, this year.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Required Reading

Thanks to Simon for this pithy recap.

Results in District 10

I think the fact that our conservative little election district went 3 for 2 for Obama, with a turnout of 74%, indicates something about the general electorate's feelings about Romney. I'm just not sure what those feelings were. But we'll take it.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Required Reading

Today's NYT editorial on sending a message via your vote.