Archive for November 2014
…never thought I’d say this, but what in the hell are they smoking at 1600 Pa. Ave.?
President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to reassure angry voters, who rejected Democrats up and down the ballot and from coast to coast Tuesday, that he was paying attention.
“I want you to know that I hear you,” he said at the beginning of his traditional post-election press conference. But the thrust of the 73-minute exercise in self-immolation indicated that while he may have heard, he wasn’t following their advice.
Despite ceremonial overtures to Republicans on their retaking the majority, Obama appeared unmoved by the results Wednesday, promising to hear Republicans out, but not to stray from his path.
On immigration reform, Obama vowed to plow ahead with unilateral action. On minimum wage, he pledged to keep up the fight despite GOP opposition. Shaking up his White House staff? “Probably premature,” he said. He called, for the umpteenth time, for Congress to take up the banner of additional transportation infrastructure spending…
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Over at Daily Kos, Jeff Singer has an excellent column on what to expect on Election Night tomorrow and an hour-by-hour guide to the election. Just in case you’re wondering, here’s the list of states by closing time:
6pm: Indiana, Kentucky
7pm: Florida, Georgia, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia
7:30pm: North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia
8pm: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri,, New Jersey,, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, DC
9pm: Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming
10pm: Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah:
11pm: California, Hawaii, Washington
To the motorsports commenter (indycarseries500, to be exact) who thought my comment earlier in the day was a dumb comment…who the hell died and made you god of the comment section?
…with attendance numbers like F1 had over the weekend..somewhere, somewhere, Eddie Gossage – not to mention other Texas race promoters – has/have got to be crying and thinking, “how do we get those numbers?”
AUSTIN – Circuit of the Americas has revealed one of the highest attendance numbers for a Formula One weekend this season on Sunday, with a three-day total of 237,406 announced post-race.
That number is not broken up by days as it was last year, but the Sunday total was released of 107,778. That number includes all those in the trackside suites, grandstands and general admission areas.
It compares favorably – if a bit down – with last year’s Sunday total of 113,162. Last year’s three-day total was 250,324.
It’s also very positive to hear given that NASCAR raced in the same state on the same day, racing roughly 200+ miles and three-plus hours to the north in Dallas/Fort Worth at Texas Motor Speedway.
Circuit guests were also treated to interactive games, events and entertainment throughout the venue, including themed bars, more than 60 of Austin’s world-famous food trucks and live…
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