I’m still trying to wrap my mind around that phrase used in the email from reader NCMont to explain his move from D.C. to Austin.  I guess it’s like when I make the trip from Rhode Island to Ithaca when school is in session.  Or is it the other way around?

Basically, NCMont and I are ….

Professor, I’ve been reading your blog for about a year – big fan, one of the few blogs I check daily. I’m a young conservative who grew up in one of the most liberal places in the country (DC) and now lives in another city with less intelligent, but angrier liberals (Austin, TX).

I’m back in DC for the holidays and saw this car on the way home from a book store. (The light turned green right as I snapped the photo but, don’t worry, we were stopped). It would probably only take me 15 minutes in either city to find enough bumper stickers to fill your sight for the rest of 2012. My user name on your site is NCMont.

Oh, and the red sticker next to the Obama one reads, “Peaceaholic” – whatever that is.