…by Anura Guruge
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.
Here it is on a BIGGER scale.
To provide as many perspectives as possible, I also mapped it against the NH county red and blue map: side-by-side and overlaid.
…by Anura Guruge
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.
…by Anura Guruge
Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2012: November 15 — Nov. 12, 2012.
Beaujolais Nouveau 2012, Georges Duboeuf & Others
— Nov. 13, 2012.
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.
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.