Obligatory word on the election
I am not enthusiastic about the impending Obama presidency (though I will admit that I would be only marginally more enthusiastic about a McCain presidency; I voted for Barr). I am glad that we now have now reached the point where we as a country are okay with electing a black president. Here's to hoping that Obama becomes as good a president as his voters believe he will.
Note to Obama supporters: This guy has promised more than any candidate in recent memory. Start lowering your expectations a little, particularly given the current state of the economy, which places major constraints on the ability of the US government to raise additional tax revenue.