A Quiet Day in Canada, a More Exciting One in the States

Had a qui­et day today, most­ly rein­stalling soft­ware and reen­ter­ing pass­words in online accounts. If they’ve come out, I’ll post some more pho­tos on Flickr from the hock­ey game we went to his week­end (the Van­cou­ver Giants vs. the Cal­gary Hit­men). Pam is turn­ing into a real hock­ey fan.

More Google Ad Fun
This evening, I clicked on the Reuters sto­ry: “Under fire from Democ­rats, Cheney push­es back” and saw this jux­ta­po­si­tion of ads:
Google Ads 2
The Begin­ning of the Return to Sanity?
Some of the returns have come in from US Elec­tions. There are now new Demo­c­ra­t­ic gov­er­nors in New Jer­sey and Vir­ginia. The Vir­ginia win is seen as a blow to Bush, who appeared with the Repub­li­can can­di­date, Jer­ry Kil­go­re, in the final hours of the cam­paign after the Repub­li­can can­di­date had avoid­ed being seen with the Pres­i­dent for near­ly the entire campaign.

In Penn­syl­va­nia, a school board favor­ing ‘Intel­li­gent Design’ in the cur­ricu­lum was oust­ed — in fact, 8 of the 9 incum­bents were replaced “in an upset elec­tion that sur­prised even the chal­lengers, who had been hop­ing for a bare major­i­ty to take con­trol of the board.”

On the oth­er hand, Texas vot­ed over­whelm­ing in favor of adding a ban on same-sex mar­riage to their con­sti­tu­tion. Two steps for­ward, one back.