Month: November 2008

  • Jury Duty

    My first experience with jury duty today consisted of sitting around all day from 8:30am to 5pm watching movies. Seriously. 8.5 perfectly good working hours down the drain. It couldn’t come at a worse time though since my brains are about to explode with the work I’m juggling. I could’ve worked there on my laptop, […]

  • Taken

    Taken is a good movie but be warned this is definitely a guy’s movie. Liam Neeson’s character is like an older Jason Bourne. This guy takes down almost everyone he comes across with absolutely no mercy. But don’t feel bad for them, they were all really bad guys. Liam Neeson plays a retired government agent […]

  • Joe Lieberman = Slimeball

    Every time I see a picture or video of this guy, I instantly think “slimeball”. I think the Democratic caucus should kick him out. He campaigned for John McCain and attacked Obama. This guy couldn’t get the Democratic nomination for his senate seat so he went Independent. Yes, he’s traditionally voted with Democrats but this […]

  • Barack Obama Elected as President of the United States

    Wow. I don’t know what else to say. I’m feeling a mixture of happiness, relief, and real hope for the next 8 years.

  • What Scares Me About This Election

    Electronic voting machines. Stephen Spoonamore is a cyber security expert who’s a lifelong member of the GOP and he’s been saying since 1998 that electronic voting machines are completely insecure. It’s a relatively trivial thing for people who know what they’re doing to hack the vote and leave absolutely no trace behind. He explains this […]

  • Election Day 2008

    Finally, the day is here – go out and vote! I just got back from voting. My polling location is an elementary school a block from where I live – there were no lines really, everything moved pretty smoothly. I was in-and-out in about 10 minutes. Obama 08!

  • FiveThirtyEight.com Polling Data

    Interested in the latest polls and other data? Check out Five Thirty Eight. They’ve created a pretty complex system that takes a ton of polling data and extrapolates trends and predictions. It takes into account factors like the pollsters’ political leanings, historical data, etc.