Sweep the leg, Mitt.

| November 6, 2012

I’m just back from voting. Because of my handicap, I got to use the drive-up curbside voting, which I thought was nice. There was no waiting. I spoke with the poll worker; here in our heavily-Republican district, in-person turnout up to about 3:00 was at about 30-40%. That, of course, doesn’t count the early or […]

Explain this, if you can.

| November 29, 2011

This morning at around 1:30 the power here went out, I assume due to the weather that moved through the area. I was in the middle of a round of Battlefield 3 at the time; I noticed something odd. Less than a minute before the power went out here, I was booted from the game […]

Former politician indicted.

| June 3, 2011

What is it about politicians, that they can’t keep their pants on? OK, OK, I know — it’s only a small percentage of them who exhibit the signs of Wandering Willie Syndrome, and yes, they’re more visible than, say, anyone else… but still. Now it looks like the ambulance chaser and former VP candidate, the […]

Long in the Tooth

| March 16, 2011

Today, as it happens, is the 10th anniversary of my becoming a homeowner here in my adopted home state, North Carolina. Taken a week before I took possession, the photo below shows the house nearly complete. All that remained was a bit of touch-up painting, and installation of the appliances and the garage door. Oh, […]

Snowmageddon 2010

| December 26, 2010

We missed having a white Christmas by only a couple of hours. There were a couple of inches of accumulation when I went to bed this morning, and about six inches when I woke up. We’re currently under a winter storm warning, so I expect it’ll get deeper. In the spirit of “pics, or it […]

A Few Brief Post-Election Thoughts

| November 3, 2010

Yo, Delaware GOP: you can’t nominate a fruitcake — even a True Conservative fruitcake — and expect to win. Certain minimum qualification standards ought to be met. Non-RINOness isn’t enough. If the Nevada GOP had nominated Sue Lowden — a far better candidate than Sharron Angle — Harry Reid would almost certainly have lost. Merely […]

I voted – neither early nor often, but once ought to be enough for anyone.

| November 2, 2010

It’s been a long day here — I had appointments and such, and had to put voting off until the very last thing I did on the way home. Thank God for drive-up curbside voting for the crippled handicapped disabled. I’m not sure I would have had the energy to make it on foot into […]

Election day plan: video

| October 27, 2010

Given the reports of early voting irregularities in places including North Carolina, I begin to think it might be wise to bring a camcorder to the polling place. I don’t actually expect problems in my area… but perhaps everyone ought to be prepared to record their voting experience — just in case. Funny, isn’t it, […]

Please please please…

| October 15, 2010

Please let this be referring to David Price. Nah, it’ll never happen. I have the misfortune to share a congressional district with Durham and East Berkeley Chapel Hill. Price looks to be safe… but I’m still going to go out and vote against him, and for his challenger, B. J. Lawson. Funny how that works… […]

… and throw away the key.

| October 11, 2010

I spotted this story crossing my news feed this morning: One killed in Holly Springs collision. Having lived in Holly Springs, my interest was piqued enough to read further. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol charged Carla Romero, 20, of Angier, with involuntary manslaughter and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious […]

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