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Sheldon Adelson: I bought it ALL!
Given the expectations raised by the Republican punditocracy—that Mitt was headed for a big victory—the jolt of defeat hit especially hard.
Now, what had seemed an orderly retreat has taken on the aspect of a rout, with Beltway Republicans calling for abandonment of fixed positions all along the line.
Remember last spring when the Main Stream Media kicked off the Obama re-election drive by inflating a local police blotter item—the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida—into the latest Hunt for the Great White Defendant?
"When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another ..."
What I want to know at this moment (Wednesday afternoon) is: What's happened to Discover Blogs?
I ask because Discover Blogs is (not "are"—it's a single line item) one of the stops on my morning trawl through Google Reader. I click on that stop and up comes a list of posts from half a dozen science blogs, with a bias towards the life sciences. There are several posts every day: a mean of 5.58 for the past month, with mode 6, median 6.48, and standard deviation 2.64…sorry, science blogs do that to you.
Another day in the death of Chicago: The South Side funeral of a murdered gang member was disrupted Monday by what appears to have been a revenge shooting (Cops: Gang member killed, another seriously wounded at funeral, By Jeremy Gorner, Liam Ford and Carlos Sadovi, Chicago Tribune, November 26, 2012).