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Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 06 2012

I Didn’t Get An “I Voted” Sticker…

Politics

… so I’m making my own.  You can, too.          I VOTED

Nov 05 2012

Vote. Just F’ing Vote.

You think it’s a toss-up? You don’t want to vote? You think there’s no difference Or nothing of note? You’re thinking of sitting it out? You don’t see a difference That merits attention There’s no one to vote for, Or even to mention You’d rather just sit home and pout? You think it’s decided? Then …

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Nov 03 2012

Moneyball, Politics, And Nate Silver’s Bet

The process of crunching each district’s statistics Makes some people happy, but some people sad The numbers the polls are reporting, supporting Obama’s election, make Romney’s team mad The “quants” find the stats’ inferential potential A powerful weapon—the greatest one yet— They’d back its conclusions ‘gainst bunches of hunches, And unlike the hunchers, they’re willing …

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Nov 02 2012

I Blame Peter Sagal

I have had this going through my head for a day now. Wonderfully. Oh, yeah, it’s part of a playlist, which I have listened to several times. And which I strongly recommend. Seriously, just clear your schedule and listen. My goodness, this is good. All because I clicked on a twitter link from Peter Sagal.

Nov 02 2012

Footprints In The Sand…

Red State Jesus and Blue State Jesus Were walking along, on the beach; Discussing the issues, the fervent opinions, And policies favored by each. Blue State Jesus and Red State Jesus Had two very different lists But you won’t find their footsteps at all, in the sand Because neither one fucking exists. So CNN has …

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Nov 01 2012

Donors Choose… Incentives!

Ok, just got the word–there is a donor who is matching small donations (up to $100), so you can double the effect of your money! Just enter the match code “SCIENCE” (without quotes) in the box labeled “match or gift code”, on the page where you are entering your payment info for paypal or credit …

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