July 3rd, 2006

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Gearing up

Looking really hard at my finances this morning, it's hard to avoid the conclusion that I overloaded my ass when I booked four nights at the Sheraton over Convergence weekend. Even with P splitting the cost of the room, it's going to be real tight until payday the following Friday. Ah, well. I can cover three nights and still eat, which is all I need to do. It's not like I normally spend much (if anything) in the dealers' room or the art show. I also reserved my duty shifts in programming, which just happen to coincide with the times I'm not actually on panels or sleeping.

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Currently reading: Poul Anderson's Flandry of Terra. I really need to take some time this week to put up that other bookshelf, unload the rest of the books from their boxes, and finish the inventory I started last fall.
Boss Coffee

Mexican election results

Michael Barone has a very good election night post dealing with Sunday's elections in Mexico over at the Real Clear Politics blog. If more MSM pundits wrote like this, we wouldn't need bloggers quite so badly.

There's also some good stuff at Gateway Pundit, Mark in Mexico, and Publius Pundit. (via Instapundit.)

Bottom line is that it's too close to call between Calderon (PAN, conservative) and Obrador (PRD, kinda sorta Chavista) with Madrazo (PRI, old and burnt kleptocrats) a distant third. How the mighty have fallen. Barone points out that while Calderon is probably a better candidate from an American point of view than Obrador, we've had a fair amount of (sometimes acrimonious) disagreement with the incumbent president, Fox, who is also a PAN-ista. Still, things are changing in Mexico - it wasn't that long ago that the PRI basically had the elections signed sealed and delivered months in advance, and the present system is a huge improvement.
wombat

Me and the Duke, baby.

You Are 85% American

You're as American as red meat and shooting ranges.
Tough and independent, you think big.
You love just about everything about the US.
And anyone who criticizes your home better be a fellow American!


Ganked from qob, wording tweaked slightly to suit me better.
I agree with his take on it - some of the questions just didn't have any good answers.
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