Thursday, March 28, 2013

Why I Love Our Boy Mayor

Not my mayor, really, but surely the People's Mayor. As Olivia would say, "He's got a good story."

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Go, Supremes!

Here's cousin Michal and pal in front of the Court:

In case the Nine need a bit of inspiration, there's this:

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Snake Eats Its Tail

Who doesn't delight in watching the GOP eat its own as it tries to regroup and come up with a philosophy that doesn't leave more than half the country out? Charles Blow has determined that "as long as the party has Bachmanns, it has a problem."
It’s sad when you are so fact-challenged that you burn out the fact-checkers.
But it's worse that this. As long as the fact-challenged can get media play, we're going to have Bachmanns. Isn't it time to ignore these idiots completely? Aren't we wasting precious time parsing their every blat?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Thank You, Dryden!

It's probably a fair guess that the responses from our poll, two of which are shown here, had something to do with the great results last night. Before absentee ballots, thus not final, the results were:

ZIMMER for mayor by 15 votes

VALENTINELLI and MURPHY for trustee by 26 and 23 votes

So we went from a 5-0 Republican village government to a 3-2 Democratic village government. Thank you to all who participated and VOTED!

LATER: After the absentee count, all results held, although the mayor's race was decided by a mere 7 votes!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The New Feminism

There has been so much blather written this month around the writing and actions of Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook and Marissa Mayer of Yahoo that it's hard to scrape down through it to get to the heart of the matter, which may be, for a better phrase: Whither feminism? I think the most interesting piece I've read is by Kathleen McCartney, soon-to-be president of all-women Smith College.
We understand sexism when it's explicit—unequal pay for equal work—but we haven't acknowledged gendered cultural biases surrounding parenthood. Our implicit biases limit the aspirations of men and women alike.
Fascinating to think that the future of "feminism" may consist of a refusal to frame everything in gender-linked terms.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Wealth Inequality in America

Just the best graphic representation I've seen: simple, succinct, powerful. Double click to see full screen.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Dear Marissa Mayer

I worked in offices for 7 years. I have worked out of my home for 28. I promise that my speed and quality improved a hundredfold as soon as I got away from the endless interruptions, office politics, worthless meetings, and general clamorous annoyance of office work. I defy anyone in an office for 10 hours (my average workday back when I worked in one) to produce as much good, solid output as I do at home in 5.