The way things look now in two important congressional races? Kim Schrier’s lead over Matt Larkin is stable. But Marie Gluesenkamp Perez on MAGA Joe Kent is running out of steam, and fast. He is only 6,600 votes behind. Perez was ahead by 10,000 points yesterday. In short, this is not good news because only 70% of the votes were counted. This race is very much in tune with the times, but the trend for Schrier is certainly much better. I will be sad if we get this Kent. The fall of Clark County will clearly indicate the direction this race is taking.
Here we are. Tonight’s results for #WA03 between Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D) and Joe Kent (R) arrive.
Cowlitz County and Lewis County just added about 6,000 votes each
MGP’s lead fell from around 10,000 votes to less than 7,000 votes
Waiting 20k from Clark County pic.twitter.com/PyMwstVWZ8
— Evan Watson (@EvanWatsonNews) November 11, 2022
Thank goodness the Seahawks are in a German city this weekend. A clusterfuck has been avoided as Link will not have meaningful train service this weekend as the line between Capitol Hill and SODO stations will be down. If you can’t drive like me, use the subway and stay away from Link.
Tiffany should consider moving to Idaho. His people are there.
— KOMO News (@komonews) November 10, 2022
A lesbian governess? Did I live long enough to experience this in Oregon? Damn! It’s time to bite into this piece called: Join Idaho. What should Democrats say about this? Sure. You can only become Idaho if DC becomes a state. Idaho is all yours.
The Typewriter Eraser Carving Trick it was once at the Olympic Sculpture Park, and again at the Paul Allen Museum of Pop Art? It sold for [a cool] $8.4 million…at Christie’s New York.” It was part of what is now the “largest [sale] in the history of auctions” (1.6 billion dollars). The money, it is said, will go to this institution that billionaires love too much: charity.
A mediocre work of art is now worth $8.4 million? Let’s read about it David Ricardo, the 19th century British economist and gentleman:
Certain goods [have a value] determined by their rarity alone. No labor can increase the quantity of these goods, and therefore their value cannot be diminished by an increased supply. A few rare statues and paintings, rare books and coins, wines of a particular quality, which can only be made from grapes grown on a particular soil, of which there is a very limited quantity, are all of this description. Their value is entirely independent of the amount of labor originally required to produce them, and varies with the wealth and various inclinations of those who desire to possess them.
While our mayor worries about graffiti, but another Seattle pedestrian was killed by a car. This loss of life occurred while I was gathering the PM you are reading now. Will there be another pedestrian hit before I finish writing?
Detectives respond to Mercer St/Queen Anne Ave N to investigate a fatal collision. A pedestrian died at the scene after being struck by the driver of a passing vehicle. Police are working to redirect traffic in the area as the investigation continues.
— Seattle Police Department (@SeattlePD) November 10, 2022
Incumbent Democrat Mark Kelly leads Republican Blake Masters in the #Arizona Senate race by more than 99,000 votes – Maricopa County still has 400,000 to 410,000 remaining ballots. pic.twitter.com/juAA3ZufBl
— Nick Ciletti (@NickCiletti) November 10, 2022
New Pima votes, Katie Hobbs up 17,000 votes (0.9%). Mark Kelly up 100,000 votes (5.2%).
— umichvoter 🏳️🌈 (@umichvoter) November 10, 2022
It was the mainstream media for 6 months (if not more). It just didn’t stop. It was RED WAVE. RED WAVE that. RED WAVE everywhere. And that didn’t happen. Nothing like. Not even close. But the blasting of this nonsense certainly had an emotional impact. My feeling is that the advantage of the American right over the American left is that you can only be first if you are sensitive to the suffering of others. It means that you are sensitive to your social environment. This means that the blasting of all kinds of nonsense (CRTs, caravans, red waves – in short, the evil of others) comes from a segment of society that has the sensitivity of an alligator and impacts (with considerable force ) a segment that has the sentience of a human being.
i have to thank @chrislhayes for streaming the most satisfying 2 minutes of television I’ve seen today. A perfect encapsulation of what Fox News has been like for the past few months. pic.twitter.com/VTtV4KijYf
—Craig Harrington (@Craigipedia) November 10, 2022
GOP, say goodbye to Michigan: “For the first time in four decades, Democrats are waking up to a state in which their party controls the House and Senate, a feat not seen since the early 1980s.”
G.O.P.get ready to say goodbye to Pennsylvania:
In addition to sending John Fetterman to the Senate, Pennsylvania voters also re-elected a Democratic state representative who died last month.
They literally elected a dead man.https://t.co/UWXh4XjSe0
— Alana Mastrangelo (@ARmastrangelo) November 9, 2022
Pennsylvania Democrats won a majority in the State House. The news is getting better. Find out who will become the first black female Majority Leader of the State House: @Joanna4PA pic.twitter.com/SzLpNvDsaA
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) November 9, 2022
GOP flavor of the day? Blame Trump for their poor mid-term performance. It had nothing to do with abortion rights activism, the push for college debt forgiveness, or low employment. No. Everything was Trump. Just him and nothing else. WSJ: Trump is the Republican Party’s biggest loser.
Cover of the day: Here’s how Donald Trump sabotaged the Republican midterm elections https://t.co/YUtDosSGfp pic.twitter.com/vpI94nKuBh
— New York Post (@nypost) November 10, 2022
How to spot a communist. McCarthy era video pic.twitter.com/bhR0W7XCn6
— Nicholas Mwangangi (@Sankarasson) November 9, 2022
I just learned a few days ago than Erik Blood’s masterpiece Touch screens came out 10 years ago. Here is what I wrote about the job in 2012:
I listened Touch screens a hundred times. I know the case inside and out. I like when an album seduces me so completely. The extreme weakness of my lines of defense against the force of Touch screens’12 tight tracks is a source of continuous pleasure for me. Something close to Barthian enjoyment is felt when one surrenders to the erotic sounds and vaporous spirit of Touch screens‘ maker, Erik Blood. Blood is a local musician/producer/sound engineer who has released two solo albums (one of which is a soundtrack to the Brazilian film Center of Gravity) and has worked with Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction and the Moondoggies.
Yes, Erik Blood now lives in Los Angeles (sad emoji), but let’s not get into all that and just listen to my favorite song from touch screens, “Luther”.