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By glazou on Wednesday 22 December 2004, 11:23 - Bushisms
Watch out this one too
the most disturbing, it's when we move closer this map with the maps of educational level.
The most disturbing to me is that Microsoft's siege is in Democrat territory... As far as I know, Redmond is just near Seattle, just in the north-west corner, no ? Microsoft, whose preferences are known to be far from the left wing.
David's link is crappy. A DotClear bug ? Olivieeeeeer !
Yes Saint Bernard, Empereur du Chaos, I can confirm that Microsoft's siege is really near Seattle. I was there once for my work, and it took us 20 minutes by car to get there from our hotel, which was in Seattle's downtown.
About David's link, when reading the source code I can see something which looks like some mistyping in the URL.
Microsoft is surely far from Left Wing, but here in America, Bill Clinton was considerd by Dumbfuckistan to be a socialist. (As a former South Dakotan, I feel more than qualified to generalize on the red states.) I don't follow Microsoft's politics all that closely, but my casual perception is that they probably lean almost imperceptibly to the left. The trouble is that there is so very little difference between the two parties. (not counting the present adminstration, which scares the hell out of me.)
At any rate, I do recal Bill Gates, Senior on public radio campaigning to keep the inheritance tax--an real thorn in the sides of the hard working republican ranchers who only got where they are through generations of hard work, and government subsidized grazing permits, and a government-sponsored land grab to start it all off.
It's strange how it parallels with college education...
Look where most of the college educated people live.
Want to see blue hot spots? Find good colleges.
That's why Bush is so lax on actually doing something about education (rather than just talk about it).
I don't agree with this map at all. I under stand that you are intitled to your opinion Daniel, but I don't agree with it this time. The last time I checked you didn't even live in the US? I do have to agree with the college things, it does appear that most of the nations highest rated colleges are located in the blue, but I don't think calling everyone in the red 'dumb fucks' (that is what I am getting from the picture) isn't right. I live in Kansas and I proudly voted Kerry, but I'm just a dumb fuck and my vote didn't count so. . . I guess it doesn't matter.
" To those of you who received awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say, you too can be president of the United States. " - George W. Bush, Yale University, 2001. Public address to the new graduates.
1. About the educational level, this is a fake and detailled informations by a scientist are available there (in French).
2. For the West Coast, people says the state level is not representative: only the westernmost part of the West Coast voted for Democrats, hinterland voted for Republicans. Hence the importance of counties-level distribution.
Yes, it's funny, even though I'm practically a card-carrying dumbfuck (I have been one since before it was cool to point us out), but I fear this type of 'communication' won't help keep the discourse civil. I believe the fallacy is called 'tu quoque.'
Since I'm only an uneducated idiot, I guess I must humbly accept that liberty is only for those of us who live in Europe, North America, and a few other places. The folks in Iraq and Afghanistan don't understand freedom and don't really need it; they need a strongman to run the country. As for the folks in Syria and Iran (not to mention Egypt and West Syria ... I mean Lebanon), everybody knows that they enjoy far more freedom than folks in Amerika. Everybody also knows that American troops accidentally killing innocents in battle is morally equivalent to deliberately targeting civilians; besides, those idiot Americans just _have_ to be killing anybody they can grab and counting the bodies as terrorists. And of course, thieving American corporations were the primary beneficiaries of Sadaam Hussein's 'oil-for-food' corruption.
Finally, I think I may have said it here before, but because the U.S. has a two-party system, election results tend to follow a binomial distribution. Those who are at the top tend to get there by 'working' the system, and the end result is much like a cesspool: The biggest lumps of 'stuff' end up at the top. Once in a while, somebody actually leads, but most of the time, our elected officials 'lead' us in the direction the wind happens to be blowing.
It is indeed humbling to listen to those who oppose and despise one.
It's more a case of being purple though really.
Design can be as misleading.
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