Thursday, November 11, 2004

the land behind the cursor

As ye may verily well know, this here distasty little rant is making the internet rounds: and, as ye may verily well have already done hear me go on, it doth concern. Afterall ya'll, don'tchu think it's an ethical imperative to avoid gross generalizing across groups?

Take a look at the following stats:

Idaho (68%bush-30%kerry), Indiana (60%bush-39%kerry), Kansas (62%bush-36%kerry), Montana (59%bush-38%kerry) Nebraska (66%bush-32%kerry) North Dakota, (62%bush-35%kerry) South Dakota (60%bush-38%kerry), Utah (71%bush-26%kerry), Wyoming (69%bush-29%kerry)

here's the source.

Tennesse, one of the states specifically mentioned in the poem, has a breakdown of (56%bush-42%kerry). Tennessee, as you can see, leaned more toward Kerry than any of the non-southern states listed above. Same with Georgia (58-41), Louisiana (56-42), North Carolina (56-43), & South Carolina (58-40). None of the many non-southern states with an overwhelming vote for Bush, nor Utah, which has the greatest percentage of votes for Bush, was mentioned in the text. In addition, before bringing out the ol' civil-war saw and as-always dangerous stereotypes, I think one would need to look at the demographics behind the votes carefully to ascertain whether the Bush votes truly come from a Bubba contingent.


Blogger Mark_Roswell_Minard said...

On a slightly related subject - here's a great old pic of Rummy and Cheney across from their then boss, President Ford. Kinda brings a tear to one's eye...

9:54 PM  
Blogger Heidi Lynn Staples (formerly Heidi Peppermint) said...

that's a great ol' photo. cool hair-duds.

8:53 PM  

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