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Comment Re:There is no such thing as unbiased reporting (Score 1) 277

These days, it's more like this:

Three represents the trinity, so the answer to all questions is obviously three. But the evil liberal scientists are claiming that 2+2=4, and Nate Silver reports on that. So some pundits and bloggers come up with "Unskewed Arithmetic," where 2+2=3, and Fox News eagerly reports on that, to the applause of their viewers. Nate Silver is attacked personally, as being "Thin and effeminate."

But then someone gets two coconuts, and two more coconuts, and put them down and actually count them. They come up with four! So Fox News and its viewers complain that it's because all those welfare recipients always they're entitled to one more of everything.

Comment Re:Oo oo! I've got one! (Score 4, Funny) 278

I took a number out of the Romney/Ryan economic recovery plan, and multiplied it by itself to see what would happen. I got a negative number. Why would that be?

I took another number and multiplied it by itself, and got another negative number. In fact, every number I took from that plan and multiplied by itself, I got a negative number!

How could that be?

Comment Re:Issues (Score 5, Informative) 376

Abortion. He's gone back and forth on that since the 90s.

He's been pretty solidly advocating new laws against abortion recently, but a couple days ago he told the Des Moines Register, "There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda." Then his campaign hastily "corrected" that a couple hours later and said he "would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life."

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