Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Live Blogging Begins


10 in the AM and I have voted (and entertained two adorable kids who were in line with their mom behind me – made everything far more pleasant) and now I’m setting up camp here in the WCYB newsroom.  I know.  Fancy. 

What does that include? Well, a couple of things.  First, I have my references – books.  I know. Arcane.  I thought I’d share, though, for the insight it might provide. 

1.       My copy of The Oxford Essential Guide to the US Government, essentially a hand-encyclopedia on the subject that also includes the full-text of most of the foundational documents of US history;
2.       My highlighted, inkstained, post-it noted copy of The Federalist Papers;
3.       Levy’s Origins of the Bill of Rights;
4.       The Portable Edmund Burke;
5.       Milton Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom;
6.       Thomas Paine’s Common Sense;
7.       Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations;
8.       John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration; and
9.       My granddad’s old copy of Smithey and Phippins’ Virginia Oratory.

I also have one of my old stitched notebooks, highlighters, pens (red and black), a brown fedora, and a Dr. Who-esque scarf.  I keep looking for a steady IV of caffeine, but I will make due until that becomes available.

Okay, here we go.  

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