It’s Friday at lunch, and you know what that means: Time to clear out the links…
- Ballot Letters. Have you ever wondered how propositions at the county and city level get assigned their letters. Zev Yaroslovsky provides the answer.
- Storage. Harvard has cracked the code, and now has a form of DNA storage that can hold 700Tbytes in a single gram of DNA.
- Hot Rodding. Galpin Motors, the gigantic network of dealers in North Hills, just got certified as a Shelby Hot Rod Shop.
- Shaving. Now that I’ve changed my look a bit, I’m shaving again. Thus, a timely article from the WSJ about getting the perfect shave caught my eye.
- Commuting News. Great news for those of us who commute on I-405: The Wilshire on-ramps will open three weeks early!
- A Political Tidbit. In light of my post this morning… the LA Times has an analysis of the RNC and its results for Mitt. It notes how Mitt said:
“‘Hope and change’ had a powerful appeal. But tonight I’d ask a simple question. If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn’t you feel that way now that he’s President Obama? You know there’s something wrong with the kind of job he’s done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him.”
My question: If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, how do you feel towards a Congress and party that actively and consistently blocked any effort Obama made to bring about that hope and change, even going so far as to refuse to compromise even when Obama made changes to address the others side’s concerns and sensitivities? Is there something wrong with the kind of job he’s done as President, or is there something wrong with Congress and its attitude towards working with the President? Between changing Congress or changing the President, which will do a better job of removing the gridlock that has stymied government?