Optimus Crime has an excellent observation about the market as predictor of elections:
Apparently the stock market dipped today because early exit polls showed Kerry up in key swing states. No, wait, wait: the stock market dipped today because bloggers said early exit polls were favouring Kerry. I love that the invisible hand of the market is apparently moved by the two least reliable forces in the universe: early exit polls and blog gossip.And now for a little electoral happy-happy:
At the Earle Brown Elementary School in Brooklyn Center, where about 130 people voted per hour through the morning, one woman got to skip to the front because she was in labor, election judge Nancy Carlson said. "Two minutes labor and she's still in line to vote," Carlson said. Once the woman cast her ballot, she was put into a wheelchair and wheeled away, Carlson said.Awwwwww.... A baby! [Via A.S.]
No, seriously. That made me tear up. I'm such a dork.