As I was driving my son to school this morning, it occurred to me who would be the most impacted by yesterday’s election: the little sign makers.
Without a pending election, who is going to buy hundreds of those little wire-frame signs? Will there be enough cheap mortgages and weight loss schemes to make up the deficit? I think not.
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I was reading the local paper on Thursday and came across the list of properties that will be auctioned by the Richland County treasurer for back taxes. I got curious, and found the list of properties on the county web site, but a big list of names and amounts just wasn’t very easy for me to picture. So I wrote a little script, geocoded the addresses, converted the results to KML, and uploaded to it to Google Maps. Hard to believe that behind every little dot there’s a story of someone’s home lost.