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Thursday, September 25, 2008

the post in which I discuss politics. briefly.

I've never been one to blog about politics. I'll make an exception today, to announce that if I could, I would (re)elect Jed Bartlet for President.

But, since I'm on the topic of politics, let me opine on Massachusetts Question 1, a ballot initiative to abolish the state income tax. What kind of crack are these people smoking? And could the opponents please add some substance to their website (perhaps the fine folks at MassBudget could give them some talking points*)? And while you're at it, do a little search engine optimization so people could actually FIND the site?

* This is an old link, and the specific figures are out of date, but the principles are still good. If anyone can point me to newer substantive discussion of why to vote no on question 1, please do the linky-link in the comments. I'm hoping that the failure of my google-fu is due to the fact that no sane person would vote for question 1, and therefore there are few sites discussing this in any serious manner. Please let this be the truth.

OK, on to the shiny! happy! fun! part of the post.

say hello to ... (by aswim in knits)

I got my graduation present! Thanks for all the good advice about cameras. I got the best one I could afford, and will also invest in some lenses, etc. over time. I've been so busy, I've only just started to figure out how use it. Stay tuned for more photos. {Photos from the camera, that is, not photos of the camera!} Oh, and check out this photography tutorial. It's for food bloggers, but I think would apply well to craft bloggers too.

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  • Yay camera! And shared brain... I posted a Bartlet endorsement this morning. :)

    By Blogger Kat with a K, at 3:11 PM  

  • I think we are camera twins now. I can't quite make out the model in the pic, but I think we might be. Isn't all really overwhelming? I find I take in one little clue, then stew on that and practice and then weeks later I find I'm able/willing to take on another. It's slow moving in photog learning for me.

    By Blogger haddy, at 4:25 PM  

  • That's a serious camera! Can't wait to see the fruits of it's labor!

    By Blogger Bertha, at 4:26 PM  

  • Yay for the camera. Boo for question 1!

    By Blogger Carole Knits, at 5:40 PM  

  • Jed Bartlet for President.....I think I'll hang a sign outside my house:) LOL. And the income tax people.....yes, I'm pretty sure that they are in fact smoking crack!

    By Blogger Meghann, at 7:03 PM  

  • ooooh, nice, shiny, new camera! huzzah!

    By Blogger gleek, at 9:07 PM  

  • Pretty camera! Enjoy!

    By Blogger Chris, at 10:13 PM  

  • Oooh, yay! Congratulations!

    By Blogger maritza, at 12:30 AM  

  • New camera! I'm jealous!!! Congrats!

    By Blogger bockstark.knits, at 12:18 PM  

  • OoooooO, nice camera!

    By Blogger Rhonda the Stitchingnut, at 2:32 PM  

  • Oh nice camera! That's going to be lots of fun.

    By Anonymous sydney, at 12:26 AM  

  • Whoa. Nice camera! Congrats!

    By Blogger Jessica, at 8:56 AM  

  • Woohoo! Nice camera!

    I'm all for Jed Bartlet too. :)

    By Anonymous tiennie, at 8:50 PM  

  • I think Neighbor to Neighbor is working on the Question 1 stuff, and so is MassAlliance. Hope that helps. Dying of jealousy of the snazzy camera.

    By Blogger FemiKnitMafia, at 2:45 PM  

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