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this probably isn't 100% fair of me but...

Consider Map A:

and Map B:

Compare and discuss. Extra points for speculation as opposed to confirmatory observations.


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Nov. 6th, 2004 09:28 am (UTC)
I've seen that around. I wonder how much is lingering history, and how much is geography -- the same factors that affected the distribution of slave laws in the 19th century affecting general liberalism in the 21st.

The locations of major urban centers is part of it, but it's not all of it.
Nov. 6th, 2004 02:37 pm (UTC)
And a big part of why the South has less urban centers is because Civil War reparations really fucked them over for many decades (economically and otherwise).
Nov. 6th, 2004 09:32 am (UTC)
.....This is so, so scary. But not very surprising. Bush supporters don't seem to care very much for civil rights, and I suppose times never really change.

Would you mind if I linked it to johnxjohn? It started as a silly Kerry community, but has been having lots of serious political discussion recently. They would find this intriguing as well.
Nov. 6th, 2004 08:58 pm (UTC)
Be my guest.
Nov. 7th, 2004 08:29 am (UTC)
Oh that's fair! There's another interesting map connecting the country's highest IQ scores with the bluest states. Go figure. What have you been doing to fight post-election depression?
Nov. 7th, 2004 12:00 pm (UTC)
What about Baby-food-colored states/WWIII
I live in a state that's a dingy mix of blue and yeloow, but officially (around here) takes credit for deciding the election. Is it true that nobody wins without Ohio? That seems ridiculous. Try something more edge-of the-seat, like "nobody wins without California." Or Texas or redivide the electoral college and allot votes according to physical space, not population. NOBODY WINS WITHOUT ALASKA, MONTANA, AND THE DAKOTASS! I mean, sure, it wouls come down to half a million voters choosing the president, but that's fairer than having 1 State's governer, or 9 judges do it.

Anyway, I don't really know anything about politics. I just came here to announces that I'm sorry for breaking Charley's plane. It had to be me. Just let it have been me, okay? Bad things happen 3's you know and considering how astronomically bad the last two bad things were, can we just all close our eyes and meditate and imagine a frail but more psycho version of Becca destroying the propellers on one of the club's planes? Can you feel your toes relax? When you open your eyes, every time I snap, you are going to itch unbearably in whatever place is most embarrassing-personally-for you. Okay. You're coming back now, awake, awake, awake, you can open your eyes."


For God's sake, don't worry about that, That rest of the world has been taking care of their bodily needs and urges as they occur through an acclimatization program institutitued when we invaded by Asia, the Middle East, and the UN in 2005. They are still here on a peacekeeping mission, but they believe Hillary Clinton and Colin Farrell were elected legally and plan to turn the republic back over to us on June 30, 2006.

Yeah, sorry, I had you under hypnosis for while. >SNAP< BWAHAHAHA. It just makes me laught so hard to see you scratch youself there. Would have thought that would be your most embarrassing spot?

Nov. 7th, 2004 12:44 pm (UTC)
I agree. I HAVE heard some good, well-thought arguments that are pro-Bush, and I really appreciate hearing them. But mostly it's just "Bush because he'll keep the country safe" or "Bush because he accepts Christ as his personal lord and savior" or "Bush because he's not a democrat and democrats are evil tax-and-spend liberals". And when pressed, these people have nothing to back up this opinion at all.

In a way I think Kerry and Michael Moore got it all wrong when they tried to appeal to people's sense of logic and ability to put facts together. People don't care about that, especially not in the current national zeitgeist, which appears to be primarily driven by fear and conservative Christian morals.

As for what I'm doing to fight post-election depression, mostly I'm trying to listen to the unifying and reparative voices, such as Michael Moore's message and this calm-headed LJ post.

And trying to pay attention to the fact that really, my own personal life is more governed by our local elections, which mostly went the way I wanted them to.
Nov. 9th, 2004 03:53 pm (UTC)
I still prefer the hypnosis route
Or you can have me cryogenically frozen until the inevitable land war on US soil when Pakistan figures out there is at least one thing they have in common with all other Arab and Asian nations.

I had to post again because there were a lot of words missing from the above post. Here's my PSA: Kids, don't ever try to do anything involving gross (or fine) motor skills for awhile after you've taken your wedding ring off. You won't any sense and you'll fall on your ass. And then on you face. Ad nauseum.

Speaking of which, I think I'm going to go vomit now. Cheers.
Nov. 10th, 2004 04:24 pm (UTC)
Extra points for speculation as opposed to confirmatory observations.

Any points for breaking down into incoherent sobs at the mere mention of the election?

Sorry, I keep wanting to post something thoughtful in response to this, but I'm still working through denial. And counting down the hours until I fly south...
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