Friday, September 19, 2008

A little less fuckery from the stats

Now that's a little more like it. One of the commenters to my last fuckery post (can you tell I'm trying to up my cussometer rating?) suggested that McFossil/Painful's bounce was oh-vah, and sure enough, it looks like it is. Let's hope this trend continues.

Obama's back in a comfy lead for electoral votes, but that popular vote stat makes me insane. I was looking today at some of Painful's environmental policies while she was playing Gov. Moose in Alaska, and let me tell you: this woman is a fucking PSYCHO:
In early 2007, Palin's administration approved an initiative to pay a $150 bounty to hunters who killed a wolf from an airplane in certain areas, hacked off the left foreleg, and brought in the appendage. Ruling that the Palin administration didn't have the authority to offer payments, a state judge quickly put a halt to them but not to the shooting of wolves from aircraft.

Psycho, I tell you! (Click on the link to read the whole Salon.com article. If you feel like having nightmares, that is.)

Of course, there are plenty of explanations floating around about why the polls even give McFossil a chance -- mainly that the poll samples are skewed away from young (cellphone-owning) voters, etc.

Let's hope so. For the sake of our environment alone.

12 comments:

enc said...

I'm glad to see more blue in those pie charts. All that red from the last ones was causing me a McPain.

DCup said...

I'm glad to see the uptick in the polls. I won't stop worrying until we have the votes counted. Then I'll breathe again.

And I'm glad to see your continued use of the word fuckery. I swear it is one of my favorites!

(And release the Kracken???? I laughed my ass off over that! - no krackens escaped, though)

Randal Graves said...

What sick fuckery.

And what dcup said. When Obama is actually sworn in - he should borrow the Popemobile just to be safe - I'll worry a bit less.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I wish Fox News would set up the 24/7 Sarah Palin network so voters could listen to her until their ears bleed.
It wouldn't have to be live- they could just play her one speech and variations of it on a continuous loop.
That would turn your charts even bluer.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Blue has always been one of my favourite colours. Even more so now.

Good job on upping the cussometer readings!

libhom said...

Palin has been the subject of saturation coverage in the media. I think there is considerable Palin fatigue.

Iheartfashion said...

Yes, let's hope things keep heading in this direction...
Up with wolves, down with Palin!

Liberality said...

Pro life my ass! What fuckery is that anyway? Pro death more like it. And I am glad that the public is growing weary with her too. The financial melt down is dragging their ticket down, as it should.

Jess Wundrun said...

In Wisconsin they've reintroduced wolves. Now that the population is up to 600 they think we should start killing them again. The fear is that they will kill livestock. What are they afraid the wolves are going to kill in Alaska? Drunken Palin offspring?

I clung tightly to that cellphone polling belief etc. etc. etc. last time and this time to the fact that waaaaaaaay more dems have registered to vote. The only thing is that as long as the polls remain close the election can be fixed. I think we are going to see even bigger jam ups in polling places than we saw last time, which will turn away passionate dem voters.

dguzman said...

Enc--me too!

DCup--Exactly. I won't relax until after November. And yes, Fuckery is a great word! Perhaps you should trademark it! I will certainly add a TM next time I use it, in deference to you.

Randal--the Popemobile is a great idea!

Zip--we can only HOPE it would turn the charts bluer.

Barbara--Up with the blueness of all kinds!

LibHom--I hope so. I can't wait for the debates! And welcome to the bloggy!

Iheartfashion--welcome to the bloggy as well; I'm sure I have Enc to thank for your appearance! I too say Up with wolves! Down with Palin!

Lib--I know! I've stopped saying "pro-life." Now I say "anti-choice" and "pro-death penalty." Assholes!

Jess--I'm expecting to have to wait in line to vote--I'm taking a chair, a book, and a snack. Perhaps we should all start encouraging the same, so everyone will be prepared to wait as long as it takes to vote Obama in?

afeatheradrift said...

Indeed the polls seem back in place again. It was a rough week or so as things settled out. I still think we have this election. I can't imagine McCain will do anything but horrid in the debates. Fingers crossed.

vikkitikkitavi said...

538 is like crack to me. I wish I'd never laid eyes on it.