Archive | November 14, 2012

Red and Blue Map Of New Hampshire (NH) For 2012, Town-by-Town, Obama vs. Romney


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


For 2016 Trump vs. Clinton, Town-by-Town click here.

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Related posts:
1/ How Obama Won NH: Town-by-Town Data Analysis — Nov. 9, 2012.
2/ Map Of Obama Win, County-by-County, Red and Blue — Nov. 10, 2012.
3/ Obama’s NH Win 2012 In Terms Of The NH Counties — Nov. 10, 2012.


The BIG picture is well known, and well documented.

President Barack Obama again won New Hampshire, this time by 40,659 votes (5.8%). as a battleground state, and superficially ‘red’, especially if you went by the roadside political signs.

The NH voting was done in terms of 237 ‘towns’; Obama won 142, lost 94 and one, Dixville, was a tie.

Of the 10 NH Counties, Obama won 7, lost 3.


But, here you can see, graphically how each town voted.

Yes, I did this by hand!

Lets start by looking at the map from ‘30,000’ feet to get a feel of the ‘blue’ vs ‘red’ distribution.

Anura Guruge red blue map for NH town by town

New Hampshire 2012 Presidential Election, red and blue, town-by-town map by Anura Guruge — the 30,000′ view for perspective.


Here it is on a BIGGER scale.

Red and blue map of New Hampshire 2012, Presidential Election, Anura Guruge

Red and blue map of New Hampshire 2012, Presidential Election, Anura Guruge. Click to ENLARGE and enlarge you must.


To provide as many perspectives as possible, I also mapped it against the NH county red and blue map: side-by-side and overlaid.

NH 2012 red and blue, town-by-town alongside county map -- Anura Guruge

NH 2012 red and blue, town-by-town alongside county map — Anura Guruge.

NH 2012 red and blue town-by-town overlaid on top of red and blue county map -- Anura Guruge

NH 2012 red and blue town-by-town overlaid on top of red and blue county map — Anura Guruge

Alton, NH Property Tax Rate For 2012 – 2013 Set At $13.68 Per Thousand Assessed Value.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Related post:
>> Did All Alton Property Assessments Go Up 7% — August 11, 2012.


Just saw it. I am shocked. Rate per ‘thousand assessed’ went up by 61 cents. So the new Alton tax rate is $13.69 when it was $13.07 last year.

They claim that the across board town assessed valuations DECREASED from $1,446,020,203 to $1,436,859, 953 a drop of $9,160,250 – drop of just 0.63%.

But, the rate increase is 4.67%.

The town, or ‘municipal’ portion of the tax rate rose 16 cents; from $3.52 to $3.68.

The school portion went up 45 cents; from $5.57 to $6.02.

The State portion just went up a penny, balanced out by the county portion going down a penny.

Wow. My taxes have gone up quite a bit. And this is supposedly the fiscally conservative Alton! Hhhmmm.

Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2012: Georges Duboeuf Will Be Available At NH Liquor Stores, November 15, $9.99.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2012: November 15 — Nov. 12, 2012.
Beaujolais Nouveau 2012, Georges Duboeuf & Others
Nov. 13, 2012.

Click to access the ‘NH Liquor Store’ official Website.


My favorite Beaujolais.

I just called the Gilford, NH ‘Liquor Store’ (the nearest to me) to check on the status of Beaujolais Nouveau.

The lady I spoke to, was very nice, but had never heard of Beaujolais Nouveau. But, she very kindly went off to find out and came back with a treasure trove of information. Wow.

They already have cases in the store BUT cannot sell them till tomorrow.

I had wondered about that. It appears that what they have is indeed from Georges Duboeuf. So it would appear that Georges Duboeuf get early shipments from France — which kind of debases the whole thing. Hhmmm. I will have to look into this.

They weren’t sure of the price, but given that I can be very persuasive I got them to open a case and scan a bottle. It scanned at $9.99. I think that is par for the course; the online $7.99 price not including shipping.

While looking for the phone number for the Liquor Store I happened to stumble upon the official NH November 2012 price list.

This is what they had for Beaujolais.

Click to access the full ‘NH Liquor Store’ 2012 Price List as a PDF … from their site.


They have the G.D. ‘Villages‘ for sale at $7.99. That is a decent price for a bottle of this. ‘Villages’ is basically the ‘generic’ Beaujolais, the name itself denoting a large, diverse wine growing region.

If you want to try some ‘fancy’, but still affordable, ‘Beaujolais’ there is the ‘Brouilly’ (at the top). That is a decent wine, but not my favorite ‘Beaujolais’. ‘Fleurie’ is my favorite, though, of course, it changes from vintage to vintage, and taste is a very personal thing. I am AMAZED that they don’t have ‘Fleurie’ on the list. I even did a search on it. Nada! Wow. Must be a reflection of us in NH. ‘Fleurie’ is slightly upscale, but not that upscale.

Anyway, enjoy. Rejoice. Doing these posts is making me thirsty. I have to be in Wolfeboro tomorrow to take Devanee for her ‘Clearlakes Chorale‘ practice. The Liquor Store there is open till 9pm. I might pop down and get a bottle as a treat — for winning the election. I will keep you posted.

Cheers.

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