Dracil’s BlogJournal

June 10, 2008

Now that Clinton’s gone…

Filed under: News, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — dracil @ 9:46 pm

Note the huge change on Sunday’s polling, which is the day after Clinton announced that she suspended her campaign.  I think this is a good thing, and it shows that despite all the emotions and irrationality during the primaries, people still realize how dangerous it would be for McCain to win.


May 13, 2008

West Virginia, Education, Clinton, and Creationists

Here’s an interesting tidbit.

Census Bureau and other government data show nearly 18 percent of West Virginians live below the poverty line and roughly 74 percent of the state’s population makes less than $50,000 a year. Put another way, West Virginia ranked 50th among the states in household income and 48th in the percentage of adults with a high school diploma.

In addition to that, West Virginia ranks last for people with college degrees at 15.9%, a full 3.1% below the next lowest (Arkansas).

Also, someone on the Penny Arcade forums looked up some county statistics.

Starr County, Texas- highest % with no high school diploma- voted for Clinton 83-16.
Douglas County, Colorado- lowest %, same stat- voted Obama 63-37

I don’t think I can really say anything else without basically insulting the general Clinton demographic. :P

Though I will add that Clinton’s demographic also tends to be Creationists.

April 25, 2008

Intelligent Design vote at Expelled’s Myspace page

So it looks like the Expelled Myspace page has a poll going on about whether or not Intelligent Design should be taught in our education system. Technically speaking, if they meant philosophy or religious studies, the answer would be Yes.

But in the context of the film, and knowing the Wedge Strategy agenda behind the Intelligent Design movement, the proper answer would be No, since what they’re really asking is whether it should be taught in science class. The wording of the question was intentionally designed to mislead people and increase the number of Yes votes they might receive. But if you’ve been following my blog, then should be familiar with their tactics and what ID is about.

After voting, I noticed a funny coincidence so I took a picture of the results. Note the number of Yes votes.

Also, somehow I don’t think these were the results they were hoping for when they made the poll. ;)

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