- President Obama is the first President since Reagan to win both of his elections with more than 50% of the popular vote.
- The president is the first two-term president since Clinton to win the popular vote in both elections. Yea, I'm still pissed about 2000.
- In the 'yea, but we don't do it that way' Democrats received more votes than Republicans in Congressional races.
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- Retired military officer says "New Black Panther" poll watcher was pleasant to talk to, non-obstructive.
- Romney "Shell Shocked" by loss. Hadn't prepared concession speech. (Considering his business acumen was supposed to be a big selling point, this inability to understand math seems to be a problem.)
- Romney couldn't get campaign basics right. Again, this guy was supposed to be a management wizard.
- Wisconsin sends first out lesbian to the US Senate.
- Really, really happy that:
- Todd Aiken lost what was supposed to be an at-risk Democratic Senate seat in Missouri
- Richard Murdock lost what had been a safe Republican Senate seat in Indiana. Murdock had defeated Richard Lugar, an old style (read: smart, reasonable) Republican. I'm curious if the President will find a place for Lugar.
- Joe Walsh, an old school idiot, is gone, defeated by a Democrat, female Iraq War vet.
A very nice evening of musical entertainment.Eleni Mandell
and the master himself, Nick Lowe
I know you kids don't call it that anymore, but still.
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I waited a year when the iPhone first shipped. Jumping in at the 2nd phone I've upgraded every other year, taking advantage of the carrier subsidy. I've had the iPhone 5 for a week and I can't recommend it enough.Some caveats: I'm an Apple fan. I have been for almost 28 years, since the Mac shipped. I use a Mac as my primary computer and the native contact/calendar apps as my defaults. I'm leveraging the synergy of living in a homogenous technological world. It all just works. You may be able to do the same thing in an all Windows world or an all Android world and god bless you. I got a Nexus 7 to try and grok Android and well, it's cute, but I feel like I'm working in a left-handed world as a right-handed person. Doesn't make it bad. Just not for me.So, that said, here's what's cool about the iPhone 5 over the iPhone 4 that I replaced.