Election Day Poker

Diary, Astute Observations

Election Day Poker

No Comments 6 November 2012

Nate Silver of the NY Times put Romney’s odds of winning the electoral count at 8%. He writes: “As any poker player knows, those 8 percent chances do come up once in a while. If it happens this year, then a lot of polling firms will have to re-examine their assumptions — and we will have to re-examine ours about how trustworthy the polls are. But the odds are that Mr. Obama will win another term.”

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Three Days before the Election

Diary, Astute Observations

Three Days before the Election

No Comments 3 November 2012

Nate Silver of the NY Times summarizes the odds for each presidential candidate three days before the election

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Mitt Romney’s Final Sprint

Diary

Mitt Romney’s Final Sprint

No Comments 3 November 2012

Mitt Romney has been running for president for almost six years. There is little he can do now to determine the final outcome. Tuesday evening will (or if it really close perhaps much later) will he find out whether he will become a leading actor in history or just a footnote. AP reports:

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The Trip that Inspires

Diary, Travel, America

The Trip that Inspires

No Comments 26 October 2012

It is marvelous to be in nature.

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Endeavor Retiring

Diary, Curious News

Endeavor Retiring

No Comments 14 October 2012

The space shuttle made its way to NYC.

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Architectural Icon

Diary

Architectural Icon

No Comments 14 October 2012

This is a wonderful house.

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Sarah Silverman on Voter Suppression

Diary, Astute Observations, Movies

Sarah Silverman on Voter Suppression

No Comments 2 October 2012

It’s been four years since Sarah Silverman made a video for The Great Schlep, encouraging people to go to Florida and convince their grandparents to vote for Obama (“Vote for Obama, gonna visit Grandmama; vote for McCain, to me you’re a shit stain.”) She’s back, with “Get Nana a Gun,” a spot-on video about voter suppression.

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