Discussion in 'Elections' started by Quaker, Nov 5, 2004.
Ah, aren't we glad images are back on?
Rural counties vote for Bush. Urban counties vote for Kerry. So?
so, sadly, hillbillys, rednecks and simpletons are deciding whats best for everyone else.
what a great country we have, eh?
Please, come back to Dallas and see the vast herds of "simpletons, hillbillys, and rednecks" you elitist jerk.
Ahh yes, and so we begin the era of Neo-Cons...transplanted affluents indeed.
Bush Country and the Age of Reason: Will the twain Meet?
Here, read this. I'll come back with next week's lesson and you'll be caught up by the end of the year (you are familiar with the 'internets' afterall).
Some concepts to ponder:
1. autonomy of reason
2. perfectibility and progress
3. confidence in the ability to discover causality
4. principles governing nature, man and society
5. assault on authority
6. cosmopolitan solidarity of enlightened intellectuals
7. disgust with nationalism.
Fortunately for us, land doesn't vote, people do.
One of those red counties in Texas, Loving County, is 673 square miles and has 67 people in it. The blue county in the middle of Texas is Travis County, is 989 square miles in size, and has 857,204 people living there.
And images are back off again. Happy?
I love this map. I really do. There's a lot to learn from it. WTF are those Democratic counties in freaking Alabama, Mississippi, Montana and Wyoming? Shouldn't a stand on illegal immigration done better in border counties along the Rio Grande?
I want to check whether Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Mt. Rushmore are blue as well as the Grand Canyon and the Pentagon. Man, you reds really don't have much to be proud of, do you?
You do have all of Utah, which is very pretty, so good job there.
So the GOP did well in Hazard County. What a surprise. Too bad the boys can't afford to keep General Lee fueled up for the next run.
Didn't you ever see the episode where the General ran on Uncle Jesse's moonshine?
No, but I loved that episode where Boss Hogg tried some nefarious plan, only to be foiled by them Duke boys, who in the process of foiling Boss Hogg got involved in a car chase and jumped over some stuff in the General Lee.
That episode was the GREATEST.
Only Godless, cheese-eating surrender monkeys use alternative fuel!
Park County, WY: 77% for Bush
Teton County, WY: 53% for Kerry
Gallatin County, MT: 56% for Bush
Park County, MT: 58% for Bush
Fremont County, ID: 86% for Bush
Tuolomne County, CA: 60% for Bush
Mariposa County, CA: 60% for Bush
Madera County, CA: 64% for Bush
Pennington County, SD: 67% for Bush
Or that episode of The A-Team where the local heavies are pushing around some small business owner, who hires the A-Team, who after some initially difficulties with the heavies, defeats those heavies using some device cobbled together with some spare parts that were laying around. And oh yeah, in that episode, Murdock acts crazy, Face scores with the chicks, B.A. growls and threatens people, and Hannibal says that he loves it when a plan comes together.
I think I have that episode on tape somewhere.
I think its more like the episode of Full House where one of the kids learns a valuable life lesson, and the camera spends half of its time on John Stamos's hair.
..or that episode of Three's Company where Chrissy gets Jack all hot, Janet gets pissed at Chrissy, and Mr. Roper almost discovers that Jack isn't gay.
How about that Twin Peaks episode where Dale and Sheriff Truman have coffee and pie at the cafe, then a bunch of weird crap happens?
...or that episode of MacGyver where he makes a car out of baking soda and thumb tacks.
But it can't top that episode of Carter Country where where Victor French finds these uncounted election ballots in the basement and they think it's for Mayor Burnside's election, but it ends up being for the 1964 Presidential Election, and Richard Paul says, of course, "Handle it! Handle it!" (sounded like "Hanlet, Hanlet!" )
There's also the Gilligan's Island episode where the professor invents a brilliant solution to get off the island but Gilligan screws it up
It's not as good as that episode of Star Trek where the Enterprise encounters some unknown force that shakes the ship and cause crew members to run from one side of the set to the other, Kirk scores with the alien chick, some guy in a red shirt gets blasted, Scotty babbles something as if he got into the scotch at seven in the morning, McCoy yells some good-old-fashioned anti-Vulcan bigotry at Spock, and Spock raises his eyebrow and says "Fascinating."
Is that the one where Uhuru gets the hots for Chekhov?
Edit: Sorry, that's the one where Sulu gets his freak on with Chekhov. My bad.
I love that episode of "I Love Lucy" where Lucy comes up with a hare-brained scheme, gets Ethel to go along with it, and then it blows up in her face. The Ricky finds out, tells Lucy she has some 'splaining to do, and then yells at her in Spanish. Lucy cries, then apologizes, while Fred and Ethel endearingly bicker. Ricky apologizes for getting so mad, and then they are all happy again.
That one is hilarious.