Despite sleeping lots yesterday, I still managed to oversleep this morning, so I’m running behind. I’m current with replies. Tomorrow is a holy day in the Church of the Ellipsoid Orb. Sadly the morning meditation between my Broncos and the Panthers will not be televised here.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:13 (average 4:46). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From MoveOn: Is There Anything More Beautiful Than This?
Awe is an understatement.
From NY Times: There may have been a backlash against voter suppression laws, bringing more minorities to the polls, not fewer. The share of Hispanic voters rose in many states won by Obama. That can be attributed both to the surging Hispanic population in the country and to the Obama campaign’s incredible get-out-the-vote operation. It is less clear why the black vote held steady or grew in many of those states. In Ohio, for example, blacks jumped from being 11 percent of the voters in 2008 to 15 percent this year. Threaten to steal something, and its owner’s grip grows tighter.
This article is a treasure trove of interesting election facts. Click through.
From nj.com: If anyone in Washington could have weathered a sex scandal, Gen. David Petraeus would seem like that person.
Yet the retired general who inspired admiration bordering on reverence from so many in the capital was abruptly out Friday as Central Intelligence Agency director, just one day after President Barack Obama learned of Petraeus’s extramarital relationship.
Intelligence community insiders say Petraeus was felled by an increasing sensitivity in the Obama administration to extramarital dalliances, stemming from recent cases in which officials at various levels have seen their careers scuttled for similar personal misconduct.
Marital infidelity could be Petraeus’ first step to qualify as a Republican candidate for President in 2016.