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Me and my life

Wine Day Celebration

Every year for a while now, my father has sent a case of wine to Tiffany at the end of the year/for Christ­mas. He picks the twelve bot­tles him­self, though some­times some of them are mul­ti­ples (if he real­ly likes the wine, I sup­pose). This year’s case arrived today, and here is the haul: Year […]

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Culture

TiVo does not implode with no Scott Bakula

Last week, when I was sick, I came to dis­cov­er some­thing I had not before had the chance to test, empir­i­cal­ly. When you delete the last show off of the Now Play­ing sec­tion of your TiVo, it does not implode. There was so much I want­ed to do while I was home sick for two […]

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Politics

Three states with no blue counties [updated]

Yes, accord­ing to a coun­­ty-by-coun­­ty red-vs-blue map I have seen, there were three states where no sin­gle coun­ty vot­ed for Ker­ry. Those states? Utah. Okla­homa. And yes, Nebras­ka. Of all the peo­ple I vot­ed for on Tues­day, only one actu­al­ly won the race she was in. My choice for Reg­is­ter of Deeds, Diane Bat­tia­to, will […]

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Politics

This is what you wanted, America

And so it begins. In his com­ments today, George W. Bush said: “We’ve worked hard and gained many new friends, and the result is now clear — a record vot­er turnout and a broad, nation­wide vic­to­ry.” With 51% of the vote, GWB sees a “broad vic­to­ry” hand­ing him a man­date to tack­le all the planks […]

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Politics

Support an Election Day holiday

Here’s some­thing we can all sup­port. One of the bar­ri­ers to peo­ple vot­ing has always been the amount of time it takes to go, wait, vote, and come back to work. While your employ­er must give you three hours in which to do so, yes­ter­day there were peo­ple wait­ing upwards of five hours in lines […]

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Politics

Keep it! I didn’t want it anyway!

Now, I would­n’t be an Amer­i­can if I did­n’t enjoy anoth­er’s mis­for­tune, and in the wake of this elec­tion, I need a lit­tle enjoy­ment. Espe­cial­ly at the expense of the Pres­i­dent Elect. Sev­er­al peo­ple have been point­ing out that a Ker­ry admin­is­tra­tion would have been a largly frus­trat­ed and hope­less cause. The war in Iraq […]

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Me and my life Politics

Aidan’s world

This morn­ing, as I picked my son up from his crib, and he sleep­i­ly cud­dled into the crook of my neck, I had a thought. In the wake of the elec­tion, I’d been mus­ing about my respon­si­bil­i­ty to him, my respon­si­bil­i­ty to give him a decent world to live in. I found myself try­ing to […]

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Politics

Am I responsible?

The states where I have fam­i­ly (New York, Penn­syl­va­nia, Cal­i­for­nia) all went for Ker­ry. The states where I have friends (Iowa, Min­neso­ta, Mass­a­chus­setts, Wash­ing­ton) are most­ly good, though Iowa seems like it will ulti­mate­ly fall for Bush. I’m not sure what kind of influ­ence I could have had though, all my friends there were pret­ty […]

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Politics

WTF is wrong with half of you?

I do not under­stand how Bush could win this elec­tion. It is sim­ply incom­pre­hen­si­ble to me. Actu­al­ly, I guess it isn’t. Read­ing around the web (so much more infor­ma­tion on the web than on the net­works) it appears that the youth vote did not turn out. It appears that law­suits and delays are dis­cour­ag­ing vot­ers […]

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Politics

Vote

Your duty. Your right. And if W wins and I find out you did­n’t go vote, I will per­son­al­ly hunt you down and… well, I’ll make you feel real­ly bad about it. So there.