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Going Back to Jersey in 12 days

28 Feb

HBO has teamed with Google Maps(it's the best; true that, double true) to give us a unique trip down memory lane. They're showing us via Google Maps what happened where on the last season of The Sopranos. This is useful for those who haven't kept up with the show since it had its year-plus hiatus. For someone like me, this is simply a cool little feature, since I've been following the repeats on HBO for weeks now.

Also, here's the promo poster for Season 6. Most of them have clues for the season, and this seems no different, with Dr. Melfi looking almost ghost-like, and only Tony and Bobby Bacala sitting down. From this and previews, it seems a power-play might come from within the family. Sunday March 12th, 2006!!!!

Governor Rendell says no to ‘fixing’ non-problem

28 Feb

In a turn of events, Governor Rendell had to veto a bill which would have taken a non-problem, such as the non-problem of people voting and not showing identification, and pre-emptively solved it. Thing is, solving a non-problem is as easy as not doing anything, but the state Republican legislature, led by Chip Brightbill, didn't seem to realize that. Instead, they wanted to make people produce ID, which many people can't easily produce. Also, there were smaller provisions which would have affected urban districts GREATLY, such as Philadelphia and even Reading. They would have eliminated polling places in businesses and homes, which are the only reasonable places that some can walk to in urban neighborhoods. It would have basically ensured that many Democratic voters couldn't get to the polls, and when the got there, couldn't even vote.

But maybe that was the point.

'Chip'

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