Where are we going, and why am I in this handbasket?
Saturday, November 11, 2006
My party and welcome to it!
The New York Times has a wonderful interactive graphic that allows the viewer to see the quantitative shift that has taken place in any given Congressional district, by moving the cursor over the district’s geographical location, as was done below for Kentucky’s 6th District:
(modified from the original)
Of note is that more than 81% of all directional shifts among all districts moved toward the Democratic side of the divide…
“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” - Albert Einstein
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Starve the beast basically amounts to deliberately creating a fiscal crisis, in the belief that the crisis can be used to push through unpopular policies, like dismantling Social Security.” - Paul Krugman
“I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” - James Madison
“The power of the Executive to cast a man in prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government, whether Nazi or Communist.” - Winston Churchill
“I think the happiest people in America today are those listed in the polls as having no opinion.” - a wise friend