The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Score

Gleaned from this morning's news. Not a bad set of outcomes, all in all. Unfortunate about the Emergency Manager law, but maybe the legislature will pass a new, more idiot-proof version now.
National Elections
Presidential ElectionDemocrat: Obama Positive
15th Congressional DistrictDemocrat: Dingell Positive
US SenatorDemocrat; Stabenow Positive
State and Local Elections
53rd District MIDemocrat: Driskell Positive
52nd District MIDemocrat: Irwin Positive
Ann Arbor MayorDemocrat: Hieftje Positive
State Supreme Court JusticesBridget McCormack
Stephen Markman
Brian Zahra
State and Local Proposals
Prop 1: Emergency Manager LawFailed Negative
Prop 2: Prevent Anti-Union LegislationFailed Negative
Prop 3: Renewable Energy StandardFailed Positive
Prop 4: Home Health Care UnionFailed Positive
Prop 5: Tax Increase SupermajorityFailed Positive
Prop 6: Bridge and Tunnel MeasureFailed Positive
Prop: C Ann Arbor Library ReconstructionFailed Positive
Prop: B Ann Arbor Public Art FundingFailed Negative
Prop: A Ann Arbor Parks MillagePassed Positive
Note that the Mayor staved off a challenge from an independent candidate, Albert Howard, narrowly defeating him by a margin of only 30,000 or so votes.

Update: 2012 11 07: Romney can at least claim that he swept the looney vote. Donald Trump, Ted Nugent, and the guy they just arrested for apparently being the I-96 Freeway Shooter were all big fans of the Mittster, and they all exhibited psychopathia twitteralus.  Congratulations to the GOP for having so accurately targeted its core supporters.