Friday, May 23, 2008

Obama's current electoral votes per Poblano are 269 (OH is at 50%, so give it to the Republicans due to the Diebold factor).

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Current polls as aggregated by Poblano show Obama's path to victory as NM (which Obama currently has a 66% chance of winning) + NV (65%) + CO (68%) + MI (54%). This plus Obama's 157 electoral-vote base plus the Dem swing states (WA, OR, MN, NJ, IA, WI, PA --- together worth 81 electoral votes) adds up to 274 electoral votes.

Therefore, Obama should pick Richardson for VP.

Monday, May 19, 2008

The typographically-challenged Matthew Yglesias recognizes my genius.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Each religion has helped mankind. Paganism increased in man the light of beauty, the largeness and height of his life, his aim at a many-sided perfection; Christianity gave him some vision of divine love and charity; Buddhism has shown him a noble way to be wiser, gentler, purer, Judaism and Islam how to be religiously faithful in action and zealously devoted to God; Hinduism has opened to him the largest and profoundest spiritual possibilities. A great thing would be done if all these God-visions could embrace and cast themselves into each other; but intellectual dogma and cult egoism stand in the way.
--Sri Aurobindo, "Thoughts and Glimpses", 1915-17 in Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library, Volume 16 "The Supramental Manifestation and Other Writings" pages 347-364

Kind of weird how Aurobindo sees the Semitic religions Judaism and Islam as philosophically similar.