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U.S. Election reception, Ljubljana

A few shots from a U.S. Election reception hosted by the U.S. Embassy at the Hotel Union in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Tuesday night. Above a life-size Obama cut-out. Foreshadowing? The expression on the McCain cut-out. Yousif B. Ghafari,…

Before Expatriating, Some Considerations

We’ve all heard someone say it: “If that fascist/socialist/weasel/liar/idiot/etc wins, I’m gettin’ the hell out of the country.” Here’s a quick, short and entirely un-researched checklist for the 0.2 % of those who may actually consider…

Video: Vote Flipping on Machine in West Virginia

As mentioned one week ago, several early voters in areas of West Virginia reported that their touch screen voting machines were flipping votes. Here's a video showing how an uncalibrated machine, like the one used in W VA, is sending votes…

Didn’t I See This Voting Machine in a Cartoon?

Or was it in a film? From the Charleston, West Virginia Gazette on Oct. 18: Three Putnam County voters say electronic voting machines changed their votes from Democrats to Republicans when they cast early ballots last week. Shelba Ketchum,…

Undecided?

In this Atlantic piece, David Sedaris wonders how anyone in the U.S. could possibly still be undecided: To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and,…

Empty Prayer, Empty Mouths

No, this has nothing to do with McCain-Palin. Here's a silver anniversary memento I'm looking forward to: a remastered two-CD 25th anniversary edition of REM's Murmur, their first full-length release, to be released just in time for the…

Powell Endorses Obama

Former U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, a Republican and one of the few --if only-- widely respected figures from the Bush Administration, today formally endorsed Barack Obama for president. Here's a seven minute clip from today's…

Study: Blinking is Bad for Electoral Health

John McCain blinked a lot at last night's debate. A whole lot. Which apparently doesn’t bode well for his election chances. According to a study, Eye movements and U.S. presidential elections, published in the International Journal of…

LJ Pic of the Day (emptiness)

This stencil appears on a wall near Gornji Trg in stara (old) Ljubljana. Prazno means empty. Kind of like McCain's debate performance last night. Ljubljana 085 (empty), originally uploaded by pirano.

Strongsville, Ohio

Video shot outside of a McCain-Palin rally yesterday in Strongsville, Ohio, about 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Cleveland. Q: Is a terrorist? A: He's got the bloodlines. For the adventure traveler:

45 Second Prez Debate II Revue

If I don’t find something better to do at 3 am, these debates are gonna kill me. Winner? The major network focus groups all picked Obama. Even before I finally dozed off soon after Tom Brokaw said he had two more questions, that outcome was…

LJ Pic of the Day

This sculpture is at Tivoli Park in the heart of Ljubljana. The pair's concentration, mutual trust, body language and clear affinity for one another reminded me of what's in store at tonight's Obama-McCain debate. Ljubljana 079, originally…

Bank of Slovenia (LJ Pic of the Day)

This is Slovenia's Central Bank. With its four telamones (two pictured) carrying the weight it's the perfect metaphor for the soon-to-be-socialized U.S. economic system, don't you think? Maybe a few hundred extra billion dollars can be…