Thursday evening already? The week is flying by.
Let’s start with the indicators indicating that President Obama will be elected. According to buycostumes.com we are winning the Presidential Mask poll. And as you may (or not?) know, the Presidential mask poll predicts the outcome of the election. We already won the kid poll. And Nate Silver has us up to 79% chance of winning.
Thom Hartmann’s The Big Picture on Romney’s exploitation of Sandy.
From the 11th: Kerry Bentivolio’s brother says he’s crazy.
“I’ve never met anyone in my life who is conniving and dishonest as this guy,” Phillip Bentivoliosaid, according to the Michigan Information and Research Service (subscription required). “He’s my brother so it’s hard to talk about this, but I believe that if he gets elected, he’ll eventually serve time in prison.”
Gary Peters on The Stephanie Miller Show today:
Without getting into climate change / global warming, the Army Corp of Engineers have concluded that climate is the cause of low lake levels …
That was the message from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District Office on Wednesday as Great Lakes water-level experts for the federal government announced that Lakes Michigan, Huron and Superiorare within an inch or two of setting all-time record lows. The last time the upper lakes had so little water in them was in 1964.
Perhaps the best thing Saul Anuzis has ever done for Michigan: he is openly supporting Prop 3:
In his support of Prop Three, Mr. Anuzis links arms with several other organizations that would normally be anathema to him. But, for Anuzis, Prop Three is not a matter of politics; rather, it is the ethical and prudent thing to do given the need to “preserve the health, economic and spiritual benefits of our natural world for our children, grandchildren and future generations to come.”
In a detailed memorandum addressed to “Michigan Republicans/Conservative Activists and other Interested Parties,” and, in his remarks to me, Anuzis provides several reasons for his support of Prop Three—reasons ranging from philosophical/historical to political/pragmatic. It is a conversation well worth hearing and a memo equally worth reading.
Click through to listen to an interview with Saul on this subject.
Republicans were the only candidates to show up on the Ottowa County sample ballots. Democratic and independent candidates were left off of the ballot. Gee how could that happen? From another article on the same:
“We’ve communicated this to all of the candidates and to the county Democratic Party officials as well — certainly NOT an intended error — but we are most glad that we caught it in enough time to correct the mistake!” Roebuck said in an email to The Sentinel.
Ottowa County officials are saying they are the ones at fault for the error.
|Census DailyThursday, November 1st. One of the great match races in horse racing history took place on this date in 1938 at Baltimore’s Pimlico track between War Admiral and Seabiscuit. The heavily favored War Admiral was larger, as well as the reigning triple crown winner and horse of the year. Seabiscuit’s regular jockey was injured and could not ride that day. Seabiscuit jumped to an early lead, but War Admiral caught up and the two horses raced side by side for almost a mile. Then, in the stretch, Seabiscuit pulled away and won by four lengths, showing the spirit that generated a best-selling book and movie of several years ago. There are 127 horse race tracks across the U.S., and they generate just over $5 billion in revenue each year.