Sunday, November 30, 2008

Round Table Pizza from Ellensburg WA

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J'aime and Gary have had to suffer a disastrous drop in pizza quality. I'm fond of Round Table Pizza. Though individual restaurants vary, when they're on they're one of my favorites. And 40 minutes for good pizza is an easy trade-off.

Besides -- I think it's legal to drive like 150 in Washington if you're east of the Cascades.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Di Fara Pizza

From Brooklyn and New York

Di Fara is two stops away on the Q train. I suspect one of the ingredients is Crack, given that I can't bear going a week without it. This addiction is complicated by the fact that it's pretty much too busy to eat there Friday through Sunday, closed Monday, and can get sorta busy during the weekdays too.

I suspect it might be the best pizza place I've eaten at, since I'd have a tough time choosing between it and Casa Bianca -- but I grew up with Casa Bianca so that gives it a hometown advantage.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Proposition 8 -- the end of laws in California

It occurred to me that the passage of Proposition 8 in California would set a pretty radical precedent.

Essentially, what proposition 8 does is recast an old law that was ruled unconstitutional by the CA courts as a constitutional amendment -- and, in theory, make it impossible for the courts to rule it unconstitutional.

If this proposition goes through then why would ANY future propositions ever be worded as anything other than a constitutional amendment? There's no downside to doing so since the only requirement is still a majority of votes cast -- and this way the people who got the proposition on the ballot knows that they can simply bypass the judicial branch.

Only a fool would ever word a proposition as a law -- they'd all be constitutional amendments.

In effect, this method would simply eliminate the judicial branch with regard to propositions. And, if I were bringing a challenge before the court, I'd make absolutely sure to point out that okaying prop 8 would be tantamount to writing their branch of government out of existence.

Thursday, November 06, 2008


Politco has a creepy but actually interesting feature as part of Politico 44 -- the hour by hour schedule of Obama's transition, or, as I'm calling it the Obamastalkometer.

It is interesting to get a deeper picture into just what all goes on in a transition -- just how busy it is and what sorts of things they need to do.

We can start a pool about what hour gets filled with the "puppy-hunting" activity.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

You think you know what to expect

given the polls and so on. But the emotional reality dwarfs the intellectual understanding.