I am blogging from the Civic Media Center in downtown Gainesville, Florida. We are generally very liberal here in Potano’s Garden, also known as the Berkeley of the south. I am facing the window and can see light traffic. Someone just walked in. A “Justice for Trayvon” sign is displayed in the window. That tragedy occurred only approximately 200 miles from here, and will be addressed in this blog later. The big news going on today is obviously the recall election going on in Wisconsin. One can’t sense the excitement going on up there from down here, but is exciting to be in a progressive institution for alternative viewpoints on a historic day such as this. The other big news is the transit of Venus across the sun, which from the looks of thing will be difficult to see here. The sky is cloudy and the forecast is for a chance of an afternoon shower. I guess people down here will have to watch it online. One last word: good luck to all of you in Wisconsin working to recall the rogue governor Scott Walker.