November 6, 2006
The flu and some random colds are sweeping through the office. It's like the plague hit. It's so bad that on Friday, even I felt like I was getting the sniffles. Fortunately nothing came of it. I think this is how my ancestors managed to survive into the modern era. We weren't even close to being the biggest or toughest or meanest SOBs around, but we did have a kick-ass immune system. Also we could sprint surprisingly fast when hard-pressed.
Of course, it goes without saying that whenever I start bragging about not getting sick, I get sick. As long as I keep my mouth shut, I can be fine for years. But this blog post has pretty much guaranteed that in short order, I'll be deathly ill for at least a week.
For another dose of pre-Holiday cheer, I'm going to come right out and predict that the Republicans are going to maintain control of both the Senate and the House. I also predict much jawing by the pundits Wednesday about "the incredible last-minute Republican surge!" Somehow the polls were 3-4 sigma out again! Amazing!
Although the prospect of the Republicans winning again is awful enough, the thing that is orders of magnitude more horrifying is what that victory would prove, once and for all, about our electoral system. I really, really hope I'm wrong about this.
Update: Well, I must say, it has never felt so good to be so colossally wrong. I'm just glad I didn't have a few hundred extra bucks burning a hole in my pocket, or I would have lost it all betting at tradesports.com.