Gallup's Mirror's Blog – November 2012 Archive (3)

Thomas Jefferson and the defeat of the Romney oligarchy

I love a good Thomas Jefferson quote. Besides the Jeffersonian Bible, which removed all references to miracles and the supernatural, the author of the Declaration of Independence also wrote the following.

"But this opens with a vast accession of strength from their younger recruits, who, having nothing in them of the feelings or principles of '76, now look to a single and splendid government of an…

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Added by Gallup's Mirror on November 10, 2012 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Polling worker questions my family on religion right before I vote

Today I wrote the following letter to the Board of Elections in my county. This is a slightly edited version that takes out a few personal details. I will post an update when (or if) I get a response.



Dear Election Commissioners:



I went to vote yesterday. My daughter was with me. She is 10 years old.



Inside the polling place, two men were sitting behind a table. One of the men looked up my name. The other man, who looked to be in his late…

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Added by Gallup's Mirror on November 8, 2012 at 3:08am — 5 Comments

Election Night in Boston

Tonight I received several text messages from friends in Boston near the Convention and Exhibition Center. Mitt Romney rented the place and was throwing a black-tie party to watch the election outcome on Fox "News".

Apparently, as the evening wore on, the oligarchy came tottering out a few at a time, somber and quiet. Every last one was wearing a frownie-face. 

I only wish I'd been there to see reality bite down hard on the 1%.

Added by Gallup's Mirror on November 7, 2012 at 3:23am — No Comments

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