Might it be called the Ga-see-bo? [He ducks]Off to Oakland early in the morning, hopefully for only one day, prepared for two.--Alan
Nope. That is the skylight for the underground portion of the Camden Public Library. Cool, eh?
One may enter a gazebo. Best not try that with a skylight. ;-)
Ah. Good thing I read before posting, as I was going to ask where the cupola was. It depends on the location and type of skylight. Some can be opened and, presumably, entered. No doubt there's a loooong drop onto a lovely, hard marble floor from here though, even assuming one could get up to it and open (or break) one of the sides. Gives me the shakes just thinking about it!
I'm quite certain that the architect was required to make the skylight super-safe because it's a public library. There are laws governing such things!
While I am not a Clinton supporter (either one), I completely agree with the New York Daily News. Dump Trump!http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/10/media/new-york-daily-news-donald-trump-campaign/index.html?iid=hp-stack-domWhat is the last date that the Republican Party can legally offer a candidate for election?Ah, wait, here is is:"The bulk of the dates for certifying the names of major party presidential candidates are in August and September. The Democratic and Republican parties, then, would have until about mid August to find a replacement nominee and still be able to get his or her name on the ballot in enough states to be competitive in November. For example, if a nominee dropped out in late August, his or her name would already be certified to appear as their party's candidate for president in about 20 states. If he or she dropped out in late September, that number rises to almost 40 states. Replacing a candidate's name in late September could prove challenging. The parties would likely have to look to the courts."https://ballotpedia.org/Important_dates_in_the_2016_presidential_race
Bill, I just found your note from two threads ago:"I don't want to seem disrespectful, but to an Illinoisan this notion of having *two separate primaries* in the same year just makes no sense. I looks like a total, unmitigated wast of money."The deadlines are different for National and State elections, as to when candidates must be registered. There were three pages of ballots to be voted back in March, and (and this is key) the national Parties required that voters had to state which ballot they wanted to use (which is NOT what we usually do in Vermont). So it was a kindness to voters to not have to contend with six ballots back in March. We were all gathered for Town Meeting anyway, so it wasn't an inconvenience.Our state Primary is usually in September, so this was a tad early. We handed voters all three Parties' ballots. They then chose which ballot to vote on and recycled the other two. We (deliberately) had no way to know what they'd chosen. So, you see, the rules were necessarily different for the two primaries. I am certain that too many voters would have been confused having to do all sorts at once.FYI, I noted no Vermont towns having need of provisional ballots. ;-)
I'm trying to wrap my head around this and not having much success. To an Illinoisan, the way we do things is simple, direct, and obvious. You ask for the ballot of your chosen party (or for a nonpartisan ballot if for some reason you choose to vote only on ballot issues), make your primary choices, cast your ballot, and are done until the general election. You don't have to drag yourself to the polling place twice to do essentially the same thing. Yes, all those judicial retention questions make the ballot pretty long (unless you simply skip them, as most people do), but that would be equally true no matter when they appeared on the ballot.
Here in Massachusetts we have a ballot to fill out. Think the actual primary day is Aug. 21. In fact, I was reading something about it. For some reason, it's a Thursday instead of a Tuesday, so the candidate whose FB page I was looking at said his campaign had been trying very hard to make sure voters knew when to vote.He also had a great idear. Apparently, you have to write in his name, so his campaign is distributing pre-printed stickers with his name for voters to affix to the ballot. Very slick. And I do not, actually, mean that in a bad way. Of course, it's only practical in a race on the state level or below. Still, it's pretty proactive and forward thinking.
Well, Bill, we are pretty intent on NOT knowing which ballot our voters need. It's not our business which party they are voting for. We do everything we can to ensure their privacy when voting. Cat, the stick-on write-in is a kindness to the people who have to record all the write-in votes!! Sometimes it can be hard to read a person's handwriting.
I didn't think of it's being helpful to the vote counters too. Doubly good idear then.
Okay, can somebody explain to me why Trump is not being held in federal custody - or any custody, anywhere - for threatening to assassinate a presidential candidate and/or incitement to violence and murder? Any of us would be. But he just goes on television and flaps his jaws like always. Yesterday it was whining that the distinguished Republican national security experts who disowned him were elitists who were angry because they're out of power. And I can't even parse the gibberish he's spewing today.It wouldn't seem quite so bad if he spoke in complete, logical sentences. But you need a goddam map and GPS unit to have the faintest idea where the hell he's going. And we used to laugh at Old George (that is, George H. W. Bush)? Trump makes him look positively articulate! I'm beginning to think Trump just opens his mouth and listens with mild interest to hear what comes out.Hey, here's an idear: There have been articles about his psychological makeup, and damned scary articles too, the ones I've seen. But has there been any suggestion that he's in the early stages - or not so early stages! - of dementia or Altheimers or something of that kind?Because if he is literally demented on top of his severe personality disorders, that's seriously bad news.
Just ordered HP and the Cursed Child in hardcover, which is what I should have done to begin with. But the high tech seduced me. The iPad has an ap called iBook. Playing with my iPad last night I came across this ap and discovered one could download said HP book to it. So, I did...only to discover that Voiceover doesn't work properly with iBook, a problem with scrolling. So, I'm out almost fifteen bucks *and* had to shell out seventeen more for the hardback edition. *sigh*Saw enough to understand that the beginning is a reworking of the epilogue from The Deathly Hallows. Looking forward to reading it, though I would have preferred a novel to a play.How are you enjoying it, Listener? Or, have you finished it?
I read it over about 36 hours, with the motivation of completing it before visiting Eldest*Grand last weekend, so she and I could discuss it! :-) We had SUCH a great conversation!!! I found the book hard to get through for the first half, as it took that long to get used to the style and to get into the story. But the second half just flew by! I hope you enjoy it!!
All day sitting around waiting in the courtroom hallway, and the highway patrolman still has a little cross-examination to finish up tomorrow. Then I'm on. I am not sanguine about getting both direct and cross-examination taken care of in the morning, but we shall see. I got out of court in the middle of rush hour, and figured to get to my hotel would go around the biggest freeway (although the traffic WAS moving a bit) by going through Alameda, which I had never visited before. What a very nice looking town! And evidently rents are pretty reasonable for the San Francisco Bay Area.--Alan
Gosh, hurry up and wait, eh? Hoping tomorrow goes well and quicker, Alan. Nice to hear about Alameda! Isn't that town in Star Trek IV (the movie in which they moved the whales)?
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