I originally planned to post some pictures from my field trip today, but it was canceled due to all the rain we have been having and now I am home sick with no original thoughts...
So instead, I decided to do a post about Super Tuesday. I found this interesting interactive map on the BBC website showing all of the states involved in Super Tuesday.
The first thing I noticed when looking at the map was that Hawaii seemed to be missing.
That alone was not surprising to me as I still see maps of the US with Hawaii and Alaska missing, but on this map, Alaska was part of the map. After looking a little closer, I found Hawaii...above Alaska! It is bad enough when maps show Alaska and Hawaii next to Southern California or by Mexico, but this map could really confuse those who have geography issues.
I still have not forgotten a comment a friend from high school made to me one summer, when back in Massachusetts for a visit, after living in Hawaii for about 10 years. She asked me how Hawaii could be such a warm state if it was located right next to Alaska! After my initial shock, I proceeded to give her a little geography lesson. The the light bulb finally went on and she understood. I then wondered how many other people in the world thought Alaska and Hawaii were located right next to each other.
Back to Super Tuesday. I found this BBC site quite interesting and informative. Check it out if you have some free time. You can either click on one of the states on the map or you can click on one of the states listed in the little scrolling box and the delegate information for that state will show up in the larger box.
So, if you live in a Super Tuesday state, don't forget to get out there and vote!
Without getting too political, here is a screen shot of one of the widgets on my Mac:
349 days, 20 hours, 37 minutes & 45 seconds until Bush is gone...give or take a few minutes to upload the image and then get this posted. Still too many days if you ask me. Link to the Bush's Last Day website.