via AmericaBlog: Somali Pirates in Discussions to Acquire Citigroup November 20 (Bloomberg) — The Somali pirates, renegade Somalis known for hijacking ships for ransom in the Gulf of Aden, are negotiating a purchase of Citigroup. The pirates would buy Citigroup with new debt and their existing cash stockpiles, earned most recently from hijacking numerous ships,… Continue reading Somali Pirates in Discussions to Acquire Citigroup
Congratulations to the new President Elect. I hope that we’ll be able to heal the divide in this country, but at the same time it’s time to start holding the Democratic party’s feet to the fire on progressive issues – if Bush could claim a mandate after the squeaker in 2004, this is a landslide,… Continue reading President Obama
1) PA called early, had figured Obama would probably get it but to have it close instantly was a huge surprise. 2) VA not called early. I figured it was the bellwether for Obama, and at this rate he may make it to 270 without VA called yet. 8:02pm Pacific time – MSNBC called the… Continue reading My two surprises so far on the results.
San Mateo county is expecting 82% turnout, half of which (thus 41% total) is vote by mail. As for the results, VA is still too close to call. My bet is that it’s the bellweather this year.
If you haven’t voted yet, and are registered, go vote. I don’t care who you vote for — good turnout and healthy democracy is more important than any partisan victory.