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Archive for November, 2008

Second-Best Chicago-Related Story This Month

What’s the first?  Some dude.
This post, though, is about my favorite brewpub of all time. They just got a lease extension! Until yesterday, they were set to close up the Clybourn pub in late December of this year, but now:
John Hall, Goose Island’s founder and chief executive, said he reached a last-minute deal with the [...]

A Good Loss

Watched a good chunk of the Cardinals/49ers on Monday night waiting for Naomi to fall asleep, and was very heartened to see strong defensive play, and not-terrible offensive play.  They did a LOT right, which I haven’t seen in years. Yes, they lost in the end, but the overall impression I got was of a [...]

Dual-ing Topics: Exercise and the Economy

As that post-election glow starts to fade, the ugly reality of the current economy creeps back into focus. There are a bunch of related pieces on how to deal with it, but the common thread is: go big, go hard. (Folks listed there are Paul Krugman, Robert Reich, and Noam Scheiber.)
And exercise? Well, the workouts [...]


A collection of newspaper front pages.  Awesome.

Election thoughts

First, a few choice quotes from around the Web:
Ezra Klein:
Barack Hussein Obama was, arguably, the country’s most unlikely candidate for highest office. He embodied, or at least invoked, much of what America feared. His color recalled our racist past. His name was a reminder of our anxious present. His spiritual mentor displayed a streak of [...]

Election Night

Ohio called, Pennsylvania called … I suspect this thing is close to over.
Still waiting to see VA, NC, IN, etc.
~12 minutes or so for notions on the West Coast, too.
10:56PM: VA called for Obama?  Game over, man. Holy shit!
11:05PM: Oh my, yes.
Our long national nightmare is OVER!

Election Day - Report 1

I voted before 8, with Isaac in tow.  He amused the lineup as we waited for 30 minutes or so to vote.
Aftger he got dropped off at daycare, I went over to the Obama office to figure out what I was going to be doing.  I did:

Visibility - 1 hour: waving signs and wearing a [...]

30 hours or so

I’ll be taking a day off from work and working for Obama’s campaign on Election Day.  I have no idea what I will be doing, but I’ll be working from 10AM - 4PM.  In the evening, Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight has a great timeline of things to watch for over at Newsweek, breaking down hour-by-hour [...]

Obama '08

Yes We Did


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