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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 1:55 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 2:34 am 
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http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/countymapredbluelarge.png


Okay, here's a lesson on how to lie with statistics.

Here's your map Mr. Buckshot.
It's a county by county map. Based on a simple formula. Whoever wins, wins it all.

It's not that simple. Don't forget that land mass doesn't vote!
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Now here's the site with all of the cartograms.
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/

Here's the basic map everyone saw after the election. Very misleading.
Blue States/Red States
It shows states colored based on who won that state from the an electoral college point of view.

Remember if a state is won by a slim margin it still gets colored either red or blue.
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But here's a map that shows a truer picture of what the election results were. It's colored in a linear scale. Red and Blue are in direct linear proportion to votes cast. With this system slim majorities are less misleading.
Note that the map is predominantly purple.
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Draw your own conclusions. Go to the cartogram site.
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/

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still a lot more red than blue.. :lol:

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buckshot wrote:
still a lot more red than blue.. :lol:


You're color blind. But that's okay, we've already ascertained that you have difficulty seeing shades of grey anyway.

That's your cross to bear.

We'll let everyone else make up their own minds.

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You're color blind. But that's okay, we've already ascertained that you have difficulty seeing shades of grey anyway.

That's your cross to bear.
oh my i did it again i cut and pasted...
your just like an angry little child

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oh my i did it again i cut and pasted...
your just like an angry little child


Here you go. I fixed the punctuation and the capitalization for you. You can cut and paste to your heart's content now. Please make a note of it.
Enjoy!


Oh my, I did it again.

I cut and pasted...

You're just like an angry little child.

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Here you go. I fixed the punctuation and the capitalization for you.

look at me , i'm such a goodie tooshoe. get a life and quit acting gay.

besides i really don't give a damn about the punctuation and the capitalization.

now i see how you voted ,, not on the issues but the one who used punctuation and the capitalization the best.

wow i'm so impressed

can you unscramble this word for me since your so smart

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buckshot wrote:
can you unscramble this word for me since your so smart

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TROLL :lol:

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Cutting to the chase here Mr. Buckshot.

You tried to lie with statistics.

That's the bottom line.

You can play games and call me names. That doesn't matter.

I called you on your statistical game playing. The maps bear me out. If you look at the statistical models ,from the site you chose to use, what I've said still holds true. There is no binary cut and dry Red vs Blue. There's mostly purple. Very little pure red or pure blue.

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Cutting to the chase here Mr. Buckshot.

You tried to lie with statistics.

That's the bottom line

first of all all i said was ,what a nice picture, i believe you are the one who took it out of context. where did i try to lie. thats about like everything you say, your just an angry little child.....BIG PHONY. GO BACK TO YOUR PORN SITES. man if a little old picture angers you that much its nowonder the truth blogs your mind so much.

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Mr. Buckshot wrote:
first of all all i said was ,what a nice picture,


Yes you did. I'll give you that.

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i believe you are the one who took it out of context.


Perhaps this is a bit of projection on your part once again.

But, no, I don't think I took it out of context. Now mind you, that's a subjective analysis. I’m not sure though, that you really understand context.

I personally thought that it was a good example of how converting statistics to a graphic can mislead some folks. I was just trying to help you better understand how the GOP Propaganda Machine gets the job done and puts an air of legitimacy on it.

To your credit, many more educated people fall for this sophistry as well. Now don’t get all huffy. I’m not calling you uneducated. I’m just saying that people who have higher college degrees and stuff get sucked in by this bullshit of the “big red map.” The GOP misleads you on purpose. It’s all part of the game plan. Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, the GOP doesn’t want you to catch on. They’d like everyone to be ignorant. It makes it easier to trick everyone.

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where did i try to lie.


You see, here you're reaching. I never said that you lied.

This is what I said.

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Okay, here's a lesson on how to lie with statistics.

Here's your map Mr. Buckshot.

It's a county by county map. Based on a simple formula. Whoever wins, wins it all.

It's not that simple. Don't forget that land mass doesn't vote!


Tell me, where did I say you lied? I said, "this is how to lie with statistics…” I was trying to educate you on how maps, like the one you so graciously posted, can be misleading.

This is how you repay me? By getting all huffy? I was trying to help by showing you how many of your “facts” are skewed by what you perceive as “liberal bias.” And that media bias is hardly liberal.

Who do you think decides what it is you read and do not read? You think it’s Liberals in the media, right? You’ve never considered that it’s the corporations who own the media, now have you? You think that it’s liberals who own all of those corporations? Do you think liberals put people like Mikey Savage on the air? Rush Limbaugh? Do you think liberals pay Annie Coulter or people like Billy O'Reilly?

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thats about like everything you say


I do my best to elucidate some issues so that you can elevate yourself from your present misconceptions. And you act like I’m a bad guy. I’m sorry if that’s how you feel.

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your just an angry little child.....BIG PHONY. GO BACK TO YOUR PORN SITES


There you go again, calling me a child. Do you still have those unaddressed issues? Do you feel like a child? I think that you’re projecting here, I mean, calling me a child and all.

Children don’t usually write contemplative and well thought out arguments meant to make you think. Children are usually more about evolving out of the Id. I think that you’re the one striking out here.

Now what’s this all about? You seem to be fixated on pornography. You know, putting this calling everyone children and the fixation on pornography together some folks may make the wrong assumptions about your psyche. You may want to work on that a bit. It doesn’t look good when you rant on about these sorts of things. Perhaps you should go back to ranting that everyone is picking on your postings and leave it at that. Leave out the children and the pornography; it’s distasteful.

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man if a little old picture angers you that much its nowonder the truth blogs your mind so much.


What is it that makes you draw this fallacious conclusion? It takes more than a run of the mill wingnut to make me angry.

Mr. Buckshot you have shown that you have a tenuous, at best, grasp of reality. What makes you think that you have exclusive rights to declare what is, and what is not truth?

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You're right, Seamus, he does have a fixation on children and pornography and you know, that bush liar article he posted was from a teen forum... I find it suspicious that he cruises teen forums looking for articles. HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS. Got out of school 17 years ago... yeah right, more like STARTED school 17 years ago...

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Good point Stripey. And that business about the map being more red than blue--could have something to do with bloodshot eyes.


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I found this on another forum... absolutely chilling...

check it out...

This is UGLY... any questions?

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where's bucky?


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Geez...almost makes me believe in reincarnation!
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