Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Boston Marathon

There's PhD*Son in the red cap, about to do a quick high five with Smiley*Grand as he runs by!
He was preceded by the folks racing in wheelchairs. Impressive!!


  1. So, this is what you guys were talking about with regard to the Virgin Islands? What a mess!

    The Sordid, Incredible Mess That Is The Virgin Islands Republican Party
    - Click

  2. Oh! I have felt this for so long!

    After over 25 years of studying and analyzing homework, Harris Coopers’ research demonstrates a clear conclusion: homework wrecks elementary school students. In his book, The Battle over Homework: Common Ground for Administrators, Teachers, and Parents, the homework guru gives details about the relationship between homework and success at different grade levels. While homework has a significant benefit at the high school level, the benefit drops off for middle school students and “there’s no benefit at the elementary school level,” agrees Etta Kralovec, an education professor at the University of Arizona.


  3. Apr 1995 delegates
    1% reporting Votes
    Trump (won)
    Dropped out: Carson

  4. With 42% of total vote counted, Clinton is winning big in NYC area, Sanders winning or close in rest of state. Majority of NYC precincts are in, not so many elsewhere.

  5. 68% of the vote counted and Hillary has 58.3%. Bernie is closing the gap, but there seems little hop he can hold the margin to the 5% or so I thought he needed. Disappointing night.

  6. It looks like Clinton added about 30 delegates to her lead. Not good at all. We'll have to see what happens next week. It could be all over by then.

  7. Bernie wrote tonight:

    "When we started this campaign, we were down almost 50 points in New York — the state where Hillary Clinton was elected to two terms in the U.S. Senate.

    "We didn’t get the victory we had hoped for this evening, but what’s important is that it looks like we’re going to win a lot more delegates in New York than any state that voted or caucused before tonight.

    "So what does that mean? Five important states vote one week from tonight, with more delegates at stake than Hillary Clinton led by coming into tonight. And if we do well next Tuesday, we remain in a position to take the pledged delegate lead when almost 700 delegates are up for grabs on June 7 ."

  8. What matters to me about this loss is that there seems to have been some shenanigans in who got to vote and who didn't. Not only do you have to register with a party six months in advance, but the Dems purged the rolls, especially in Brooklyn, where Bernie and Jane are from. If people didn't respond to a mailing they got dropped from the rolls. I am tired of power plays and political greed. I am disgusted at election fiddling and furious at election fraud, and I think incompetence is no excuse whatsoever.

    If we cannot win because power greedy people know how to rig the election, then I think a lot of us are going to just go underground.

    I am so lucky to be from Vermont where our representatives deserve our votes, and we get to actually cast our votes! My town clerk goes out of her way to help someone get to vote. But aside from Vermont, the system is suspect. I am not okay with this. I wish Jimmy Carter could check it out for election fraud!

  9. Wanted to post this as a reply to Cat, but the "Reply" button isn't working.

    I don't know. I agree that this loss doesn't mean Bernie can't win, but it makes next week absolutely crucial.