by benmasel, Tue Jul 22, 2008 at 09:48:13 AM EDT
I flew United, Milwaukee>Ohare>Austin for the Netroots Nation bloggers convention last week.
Landing, 2 bags out of 66 passengers were not on the carousel, mine and agnostic's, another raucous Dailykos poster. We were told they'd been mistakenly sent to Scranton, would be delivered to out hotel around midnight. Actually arrived 4:00 the next afternoon, with 2 pieces of tape, one from TSA, and another from Homeland Security. Missing, my hairbrush, and Ms. Agnostic's scarf.
As I connect the dots, when our dossiers were run, an alert HSA drone noticed empty datafields for our DNA. No longer empty.Agnostic originated in Chicago, my bag was to have been transferred. A true accident wouldn't have plucked them both from different streams.
by benmasel, Wed Jul 12, 2006 at 04:04:54 AM EDT
Yesterday was the final day to file Nomination Papers in Wisconsin.
I qualified for the Senate ballot with 2,178 valid signatures, and another 63 with correctable errors, against a requirement of 2,000.
Also making the ballot, Republican Attorney Robert Gerald Lorge, and the Green Party's Rae Vogeler.
Libertarian Dave Redick, who'd started his run as an anti-war Republican, but jumped after being dissed at their State Convention, apparently fell short in circulating papers, as he did not file.
Republican State Senator Glen Grothman provided the suspense, arriving at the State Elections Board just after filing closed. (cont)
by benmasel, Tue Jun 20, 2006 at 09:43:41 PM EDT
Big shakeout this week on the GOP side.
First, Dave Reddick quit the Republicans, and is now running as a Libertarian.
Another GOP candidate, mint farmer Marcus Gumz, my codefendant in a marathon Freedom of Assembly battle after I rented his farm for the Weedstock Festival in 2000, passed away Sunday. I'll be making the visitation Friday.
Tommy Thompson has finally announced he's definitely not running.
This leaves Atty. Robert Gerald Lorge unopposed for now. GOP insiders are begging the off-cycle State Senators to go thru the motions, not finding a taker. Even if they do, the populist Lorge could pull it out, as he did for the Secretary of State nomination over the handpicked candidate 4 years ago.