Happy Bubba?

November 10th, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

One of my RSS feeds is fivethirtyeight.com.  I read maybe one out of 5 of their posts and maybe just scan that one.  It is the site run by the guy who picked all the state results a couple of elections ago.  Lucky he didn’t start with this one.

Our world is now fixated on Demographics.  It seems to be a great way to further the divide.  Congress dysfunctional?  The media seem bent on spreading it to the population.  They were gloating last night over the demonstrations — spreading dysfunction to the masses.  Anyway the cops didn’t shoot anybody.

Negative connotations abound.  It seems if you voted for Trump your classed stupid.  But, just about everyone seemed as dissatisfied with Hillary as Trump and that extended across class boundaries.  My view is you had to be as stupid to vote for her too — damned if you do…  538 used “class tinged tale” to describe the populace — divide and conquer.

When you look at the demographic bits and pieces,  nothing really indites any group.  Women, black, Hispanic vote for Trump in only slightly lower number than a demographically inclusive Romney.  Hillary didn’t get the pop she was looking for.  How did that happen?  I’d say that’s easy.  People of all stripes didn’t have a clear choice.  When you are in that situation, the best hope is a guess.   Education doesn’t offer an obvious answer; neither does common sense.  You wing it.  And the basis used was dissatisfaction with those who govern.   Doesn’t take a PhD to figure that out.

But, the media has to have a seemingly erudite answer that fits their preconceived notion.  The guys over at 538 need to explain why they were so wrong.  If there are any uneducated guessing, that’s the source.

Here’s a quote that I stole from crAAKKer site:

“It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.”

~~ Bertrand Russell

That a nice, cynical explanation.  It’s as good as I can come up with.  And, quotes from dead guys make us all seem better educated.


Back in my day, science and engineering were the gods. Remember “Better Living through Chemistry.”?  So, when did we switch over to politically correct Liberal Arts majors?

  1. November 11th, 2016 at 04:47 | #1

    For what it’s worth, poker legend Tony Bigcharles called the Trump victory earlier than anyone I know. Maybe if MSNBC and CNN need a little expert help next time …

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