Well, friends: what are the hot races in your political neighborhoods? We here in Colorado are looking forward to the possibility of lame-duckitude on the part of our Never Elected Wonderbread “Senator” from JP Morgan Chase, although it will be a close race either way. Here are some other news & views from blogworld you might be interested to read all about:
- The Bennet campaign is stamping their tiny little feet in frustration at that New York Times story about “Senator” Michael Bennet’s advocacy for taking taxpayer money to the track with him, but the Times sticks by its story. It published a correction and an addendum this morning, but only on two minor points: on the history of Bennet’s relationship with Tom Boasberg, and to note that one of the sources is a supporter of Bennet’s primary challenger Andrew Romanoff. (Apparently, it’s not worth mentioning that Boasberg has been sending out talking points from him office to distract from the NYT story, and is an open supporter and maxed-out donor to his former boss Bennet.) Sorry, “Senator” Wonderbread: if your bet had won and you had made money for the Denver Public Schools, you’d be tooting your own horn pretty loudly. But since you bet on the wrong horse, it’s somehow dirty or wrong to point that out? That’s not evidence of your poor judgment, somehow? That’s politics, friends. Can’t take the heat? Get the f^&k out of the kitchen, “Senator.” Big girls don’t cry–we pull up our panties and get $hit done.
- Tenured Radical asks for some advice in dealing with sexual and romantic revelations found in the personal papers of a Famous Feminist in the 1970s. She asks: “What to do with past life shockers? Would anyone be shocked by them really? What, if anything, do they contribute the history of radical feminism I am working on? Do they amplify the atmosphere for my reader that will better evoke the period? Do I risk losing the trust of second-wave feminists now collaborating with me if I seem to have bad judgment? (I’m thinking the answer to this is yes.) Should you publish any document about a person of interest that you wouldn’t want published about yourself? And yet, why did these women leave these love notes in their papers if they didn’t want me to know?” Great questions–especially that last one.
- For-profit colleges and universities are clearly fraudulent peddlers of hope to people who have been ill-served by their public secondary educations and the current U.S. economy–but will anyone do anything about them? They’re institutions invented wholly to hoover up federally-guaranteed student loans and stick the suckers with the bill. Free educational markets my a$$. There’s a reason that reputable colleges and universities have admissions standards–people who have been poorly served by their K-12 schools can go to community colleges and get remedial help and make progress towards a legitimate degree. It’s difficult and it will take some time, although considerably less money than buying a degree “online” from some fraudster for-profit fly-by-night flimflam “university.”
- Jonathan Rees at More or Less Bunk has evidence that modern agriculture fights communism! (He’s a fellow Colorado politics junkie–he thinks Bennet will win tomorrow, and he’ll actually vote for the turd in November.) As for your question about supermarket togs: Adults really did dress like adults fifty years ago, Jonathan. That man isn’t wearing a dinner jacket, just a dark suit and a bow tie. I myself am loathe to hit the King Soopers without a hat and gloves–but you know I’m just a little eccentric for Colorado, anyway.
- Dr. Crazy is contemplating a migration to WordPress. Come to the light! Move toward the light, Dr. Crazy! (Do any of you bloggers have advice for her? I’m essentially a femme couverte here, with a brother-in-law who does all of the tech-y stuff for me, so I’ve got nuthin’ for her.)
How about you? How will you spend the next 36 hours? Will you vote, or just walk away?