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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

 
Never Blog When You're Only Half Awake

Regarding the post directly below, how could I manage to juxtapose Massachusetts and New York?

  • The two states are (to someone who doesn't live in that region) politically indistinguishable.
  • New York has such lax residency requirements for running for office that it's halfway conceivable that its governor could appoint an out-of-stater to fill a Senate seat. "Rent an apartment in Upper Manhattan for a few weeks, and the job is yours by the end of September."
  • The name Kennedy is associated with both states' recent Senate vacancies - a live Kennedy, in New York's case.
  • I vaguely recall Rush Limbaugh speaking more than once about having to go through some effort to prove to some New York State bureaucracy that he is no longer a resident of that state and thus no longer on its tax rolls. The bureaucracy was confused by the show's intro (recalled from memory): "From sunny Florida, via New York City." (This was years after he moved to the Sunshine State.) New York has an actual financial incentive to lure Rush back, which leads to this:
  • On politics, the subject that dominates my mind is the same that dominates many others: the vicious, relentless, ravenous, boundless, larcenous greed of American government.

I would have posted this earlier, but I don't blog at work.

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