Election 2010

November 2, 2010

I made a difference; so can you. Vote!If I remember correctly, it’s pretty usual for the president’s party to lose seats in Congress in the mid-term election of his first term (although it may not be usual for him to lose as many as he’ll lose tonight).  Today I remembered that I wrote a poem in celebration of the trend-bucking 2002 mid-term election, when Bush’s party gained seats and a majority.  Read the rest of this entry »

(Summary for if you don’t have time to read this whole post:  I am angry but you should still fill out your Census form.)

Página principal Censo del 2010You may have heard the recent ads on the radio or elsewhere trying to persuade you to fill out the 2010 Census form.  The one I heard most often said something like (coudn’t find a transcript online, going from memory here), “Imagine that our town has a hundred children.  We need about five teachers to teach them and two school buses to pick them up for school.  But what if our town grows and now we have hundreds of children?  Without the Census, we wouldn’t know how much we’ve grown.  Read the rest of this entry »