It looks like the news sources sent their reporters home for the weekend. I thought I might do a man on the street thing to, rather than pontificating on my own, find out why Buncombe voters went against the national trends. For example, who were they trusting when they voted as if teacher pay increases were cuts? I reconsidered, as it would be wrong to ask people to self-identify as morons.

So, I went over to and played statistical games. I wanted to see if third, fourth, etc. parties had anything to do with the sweeping Republican victories. If the small partiers ran their guys to the left, they could only be credited with three Senate seats, five House seats, and six governorships. A number of Democrat victories may also have been attributable to L’s, U’s, P’s, and whatever.

OK. Now I’ll try to do something useful.