I am pretty down about the election at the moment. It is almost midnight and so far Cobra Commander has yet to take a state.
I didn’t know about this although I guess any cartoonist during that time period would be doing political cartoons. This is a pretty good sized collection of his political cartoons.
Imagine waking up tomorrow and seeing the map above as the results of the election. Yikes. Thanks to Veronica for this. You can create your own map here.
This election could easily end up being a tie. In case you want to know what happens in that event, here is an article about that scenario.
But the Senate would elect the vice president. Each senator who is elected in November would get one vote. Republicans now barely control the Senate, but that may flip in November, depending on a few close races. If the Senate goes Democrat, it would choose Edwards, setting up a bizarre Bush-Edwards White House.
But the Senate could split 50-50, as in 2000. If that happens, Vice President Dick Cheney, who casts the tie-breaker in the Senate, could possibly re-elect himself as vice president.
I won’t be able to vote until about 7 tonight. Did anyone have a long wait in line or any interesting stories they want to share?
The geographical location of their station proved particularly suitable for the reception of soviet space vehicles, which regularly overflew Northern Italy during their approach to the soviet tracking centers in the Caucasus.
Using an array of advanced equipment, the two young italians soon learned which radio frequencies to monitor and how to predict the overfly times of the various space probes.
One day in early 1961, weeks before Yuri Gagarin’s epic space flight, instead of the usual beeping tones which they had become accustomed to hear, they were startled by a sound which signaled a new chapter in the history of mankind: there, in the listening center of “Torre Bert”, these two young students heard, clearly and unequivocally, the beat of a failing heart and the last gasping breaths of a dying cosmonaut.
With step-by-step directions.