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November 21, 2012 by terpfan1980 on My world
Let me start here by saying I am not a member of the bakers union, have never worked for Hostess, and really don't have any inside information and only a little of the history of the situation, but I find myself completely mystified by the lack of ability for the union(s) that are involved with Hostess, and the company itself, to find a solution to the problems the company is having.

Yet again it seems that the union is dead set on watching their members lose their jobs rather than giving...
I’ve been watching the fall-out from the destruction of Hostess.

I’m not going to get into the “blame” game other than to say it’s kind of dumb for people who go on strike to be shocked that they lose their jobs.

What I will get into is the never-ending stupidity of complaining about CEO pay.  Americans have no problem with paying athletes and entertainers tens of millions of dollars annually. But they rage about people getting paid a couple million for running a multi-billion dol...
November 12, 2012 by Daiwa on daiwa
If you get harassing blocked phone calls or anonymous emails, do you call the FBI?  And would they do anything but politely tell you to go pound sand?

To me, the strangest part of the Petraeus business is how the FBI got involved in the first place.  Supposedly, if the story is to be believed, a private citizen who claimed not to know what the anonymous hostile emails were about managed to persuade the FBI to go looking for the source.  Nothing I've read indicates she (Kell...
November 9, 2012 by taltamir on soviet-overlords
~311,591,917 Population (in 2011)~237,744,633 Over 18 (in 2011)61,218,820 (25.75%) voted Obama58,200,593 (24.48%) voted Romney118,325,220 (49.77%) voted neitherRomney got fewer votes then McCain in 2008. Obama got fewer votes them himself in 2008.Since the population increased since 2011, the "neither" category should actually be somewhat larger,most likely breaking the 50% barrier.A sizeable group of both romney and obama voters must have also thought they are voting for the "lesser evil"or "th...
November 8, 2012 by terpfan1980 on My world
Elections have consequences, as evidenced here: ... but then again, as always there are unintended consequences in everything we do. I'm not gonna take the approach that this alleged business owner doesn't have a right to do what is reported to have been done here.  Nor would I argue that his employees don't have the right to vote for whomever they wish.  I find the concept of...
You can see the full results here:

Here is what I found interesting:

Obama won the youth vote 60% to 37%.

Romney won the retired vote 56% to 44%.


Obama won the high school graduates (and dominates those who didn’t finish high school) and also won decisively amongst those who pursued postgraduate degrees.

Romney won the college graduate vote.


Here is the ...
October 22, 2012 by Daiwa on daiwa
But, Dan!  Vote fraud is a non-problem which requires no solution.  Even you Texans know you don't fix what ain't broke, and the left has been screaming forever that it ain't broke.  Voter ID is just a way to suppress the vote.  Get with the program, Dan.
October 22, 2012 by Tova7 on Life_In_The_Blurbs
Tonight is the third, and final (thank goodness!) debate.

Usually, I wait until after to review it... but since this is the last one wanted to mix it up a little bit.

I'm curious about three things:

1.  What do you think should be discussed tonight?

2.  Is there something either candidate can say that might make them appear "the winner?"

3.  What the hell are we doing about last month's terrorist attack?  How did that even happen??

I have my own idea...
October 21, 2012 by Anthony R on Comrade TonyR
Provided nothing dramatic happens at the final foriegn policy debate and no knockout blow is landed... this is the way I see it shaking out. Obama has been campaigning in Ohio for the last 5 years in between rounds of golf, vacationing, demonizing Bush, and patting himself on the back for exacerbating Americas problems, so I think he has a pretty good foothold on the State, so I give it to him, but he is losing Wisconsin and New Hampshire quickly, and that provides Ryan/ Romney another path....
Headline: Obama has a 3 point lead over Romney in the latest ABC/Washington post poll.

As a stat nut, I like to look at the internals.  So here they are:

Lots of interesting stuff in there. Especially when you get to the bottom:

Wait a second.  So they changed their sample size since the September (pre debate) poll to give Democrats a +9 point advantage in likely voters versus a 3 point advant...
October 17, 2012 by Tova7 on Life_In_The_Blurbs
Last night, I didn't hear anything unexpected between the two candidates.

The news maker?  Candy Crowley backing up the president during the debate, and then pulling a mea culpa after.  But personally I wasn't shocked by that.  I think Americans should expect it.  She said before millions BO was right, Romney wrong.  Then AFTER the debate said she erred.  Oops.

Kind of like running a front page story with errors, and putting the correction in the ...
October 4, 2012 by Tova7 on Life_In_The_Blurbs
I don’t know what you saw last night, or even if you watched, but I saw Mitt Romney bring his A game to a debate.  The president however, seemed discombobulated.

I predict the president will get ugly over the course of the next two debates.  Since he can’t run on his record, he will resort to personal attacks, innuendo, and repeating lies. 

I don’t think the debates matter to Obama-bots.  Those people who vote for him because he’s black, or because of one or two so...
September 23, 2012 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog
Human beings tend to want to make sense of things. When we hear that someone has died, many people will try to rationalize why such a thing wouldn't or couldn't happen to them. It comforts them.  We instinctively want to find a reason for the unreasonable.

When we see violent mobs in the middle east, some people want to blame an "offensive video". But that's not rational. Healthy people, in our society, don't go into a murderous rage over the abstract.  Other pe...
September 21, 2012 by Draginol on Brad Wardell - Opinionated Techie
Caused a minor outrage on Qt3 a couple years ago by being uncomfortable with individual leaders having their own logo. I stupidly pointed out that personalized logos have commonly been used by totalitarian movements in the past (Godwin alert!)

But you know, it’s still creepy.

And you know what else is creepy?

To politicians: STOP IT.
September 15, 2012 by Daiwa on daiwa
I posted this in a reply elsewhere but I think it's worthy of its own thread.

Major face-palm moment. I’m still stunned by it. The only explanation is that the producer is insane.

NBC News, this evening’s newscast. Lester Holt presiding. A reporter conducts an interview of Libya’s President in which the President states unequivocally that the consulate attack was not a spontaneous uprising in response to a film or any other thing but rather a well-planned attack that ...