The Electric Commentary

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Required reading.

This is one funniest and scariest thing I've read all day.
(Hat tip Ed Brayton)

6 Comments:

  • That is both hilarious and impressively angry. The stats on tax distribution, divorce rates, and murder rates were pretty interesting though.

    By Blogger Jason, at 3:35 PM  

  • I have a very even tongue so for all of my life people have tended to forget that I'm from the south. For that reason I've had this little hissy fit e-mailed and pulled up for me for a whole week for laughs.

    While the fact that he says "fuck" my home doesn't blind me to the interesting point or two in his diatribe, it's also the same type of blanket bigotry that the Republicans (clearly the intended target of this scattershot) are constantly accused of by the left. That's made even sadder to me when you consider the fact that many of those states were barely won by Bush, and if you really want to do a statistical analysis on the south, you'll probably see that things like murder and divorce are more concentrated in the heavily populated southern cities - which are pretty much all "blue."

    But of course facts rarely get in the way of such sour grape bitching.

    - Rashid

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:54 PM  

  • I agree with Rashid. These stats are pretty bogus. And while he (Rashid) makes the point that these "bad south stats" are concentrated around "blue state areas" of the south, the reverse is also generally true. The wealth and afluence of the blue state areas tends to be concentrated in "red state areas." Ive lived in two fairly major cities now, Milwaukee and Chicago, and it is the suburbs that contain the education and wealth. They go into the city during the daytime, and they keep all of their stuff there, but they live and vote in the red, so to speak.

    Also, the gentleman who wrote said diatribe may want to consider that while wealth distribution tends to go from blue to red, that it is the red states who fight against this trend, and I dare say see it as more of an attack than aid. Where government aid goes, blight, divorce, and joblessness usually follow. A more thorough fisking on Monday or Tuesday.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I just got home from watching the Badgers, and I have to go slit my wrists.

    By Blogger PaulNoonan, at 7:09 PM  

  • What an angry, angry little man. And Yankees wonder why we don't find them endearing...or vote for them...

    Convenient how he claims that the Founding Fathers were all from Blue States. I guess Washington, Jefferson, or Madison don't count.

    By Blogger Legally Intoxicated (Retired), at 8:14 PM  

  • I know, I know. I just thought it was funny. I am well aware that it doesn't hold much water as far as real information goes. Over at "Dispatches" Ed Brayton is gettingg heat for posting this too:
    http://www.stcynic.com/blog/archives/2004/11/sandefur_catche.php
    and he has more relevant info here:
    http://www.stcynic.com/blog/archives/2004/11/red_stateblue_s_1.php
    I personally wouldn't bother fisking something that is clearly a joke.

    By Blogger DannyNoonan, at 11:49 AM  

  • Yeah, it's not worth fisking. I'll leave the complaining to others. Beer and anger influenced comments are fun.

    By Blogger PaulNoonan, at 12:36 PM  

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