Tuesday, April 12, 2011

It appears that few scientists in Dane county can avoid the terrible gravity of my once and current employer. While dining in the cafeteria with my new boss and another new hire on my first day, I caught sight of two former co-workers from two different jobs, now once again my coworkers evidently.

Then of course one of my new coworkers posed the question "what happened, didn't learn your lesson the first time?"

We'll see how things go.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The AP reports election returns from today's spring election in Wisconsin. The wife and I got out this morning with CrazyOne and went down to the fire station to vote. A surprisingly large number of people voting at that time of morning for a non-national election. That's probably why as of my writing this Dane county is only 20k votes behind Milwaukee county with a slightly smaller percentage of precincts reporting. Both MTI (the Madison teachers' union) and the TAA (the university teaching assistant's union)(along with various university employees and the hangers-on in this nexus of state government) were gunning for the incumbent supreme court judge in what was supposedly a 'non-partisan' election.

It's interesting to look at the county-by-county returns. As of my writing this, it appears that my distant cousins that may have remained in Washington county may have voted the same way as I did.

EDIT: It appears that the result was not outside the margin of fraud, which of course means the government employee union-backed candidate will "win". It seems doubtful that Lincoln would have anticipated this particular end to "government of the people, by the people, for the people".