September 5th, 2008


[links] Link salad Friday croutons (still in Omaha, yes)

APOD with a gorgeous image — The Milky Way over a Turkish mountaintop.

Lake County Sheriff sentences himself to jail — Interesting approach. I wonder if we could get Bush into Gitmo for a while. (Hat tip to Freaknomics.)

Attacks, praise stretch truth at GOP convention — In a bizarre turn of events, Your Liberal Media actually does its job for a change. (Thanks to goulo.)

Scalzi on rock star politicians — Yeah. What he said. He’s smarter than me, and it’s early here in Omaha.

Time in saddle: 0 minutes (3.7 mile urban walk today)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

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[personal] (Almost) leaving Omaha

Due to Day Jobbe circumstances, I am traveling Not On My Usual Schedule, which is to say flying home to the Big Green on Saturday. Had a nice, light dinner with garyomaha and elusivem wherein a rather bizarre political topic came up.

Is there enough split ticket voting out there amongst the several states (not to mention the rules of the Electoral College) to allow an election outcome whereby we have an Obama-Palin White House?

When I asked this question, garyomaha ruptured something, judging by the noise which emitted from him. I’m too tired and need to go to bed soon, and so am not in a position to exercise my Google fu tonight, but I thought one or another of the political junkies around here (of whatever affiliation) might see fit to comment.

I am to sleep soon, and up at 0:stupid:early tomorrow. See some, all or none of you on the other side.

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