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I’m telling

26 Jul

you. As a person who has worked as a telephone poll-taker, as a social scientist, as a college professor who has taught polling, and as a person who has designed and run his own phone polls, if you knew what chickens eat you wouldn’t eat chicken. “Tweaking” polls to get the results you want is easy, profitable, and very unlikely to be discovered. The buyer of the poll is certainly not likely to look very deeply into it if he or she likes the results! And it is real work to debunk bad polls. Who wants to pay for that? And sometimes you just can’t debunk a poll–you don’t have the key information.

I would advise Conservatives to lie to poll-takers. I think that in the broad picture that is the moral thing to do. It is not often true that lying is moral, but we can think of cases, and this is one.

 
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As a person

19 Jul

who has repeatedly taught the Philosophy of Science and Research Design and Analysis at the University level and has run my own phone surveys, (I did ALL the design and analysis) let me assure you that this article is fundamentally correct. I’m not saying that it is impossible to do well, I’m saying it is easy to get the result you want.

Yeah, if you knew what chickens ate, you wouldn’t eat chicken…

 
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I do think that Republicans

17 May

have a serious uphill battle. But they’re not the only ones. It is typical for the party that has the White House to lose seats in the House and Senate in off-year elections, so one would expect Democrats to make gains–maybe even gain the House.

But these numbers are an anchor tied around the Democrats’ necks. No amount of carping and whining will help them–it only hurts them and energizes the opposition. I mean that’s how they lost 2016!

 
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Yes there

16 Mar

is optimism in the air. And for good reason.

The question I have is why the doofy Left wants to kill such optimism! Are they freakin’ nuts? They do all they can to damage Trump and any Conservative policy. Why on earth?

Look, people are far more optimistic than they have been for the last decade or so. The economy has been going gangbusters (so much so that Yellen is raising the interest rate). Businesses have started to move out of the defensive crouch that Obama and his crappy economy caused. Things are just much better all around.

So why would Democrats want to undo all this? There is ONLY 1 reason: They would prefer that we all suffer in order for their cherished beliefs to go unchallenged. They simply can’t afford for Conservatism to work–it would totally discredit them. So they must strangle it in its cradle.

In short, they don’t have the best interests of the country as the ultimate priority. No, their political/religious beliefs and their overweening narcisism take precedence. I’m not saying they don’t care at all about the country, at least in the abstract, I’m saying it is not primary for them. When faced with the choice between Leftism and the country, they choose Leftism. Just so you know where they stand…

 
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Obama’s popularity

25 Jan

is a myth.

People may like the fact that we had a Black President, but Obama himself was just not very popular.

 
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So Hillary

01 Nov

is now as unlikeable as Trump, according to new polls. Wow, what a country!

 
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Look, I’m not saying

30 Sep

that this poll is accurate. I very much doubt that it is. I oppose Hillary as much as the next guy, but I am very skeptical.

But this is a very Lefty blog. So the results should tell us something. I mean, there could be a mass of people deliberately distorting the poll–just messing with people. Possible. But I’m not sure many conservatives even visit BuzzFeed. So where did all these votes come from? Let’s see if this is a pattern.

What is funny is the BuzzFeed freakout. They have totally dropped the mask. Before, you just had to be a fool to think there was no media bias. But now you have to be a total idiot.

 
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Looks like

22 Sep

Trump is gaining in some very key states. Let’s see where this goes. Look, regardless of my reservations about him he is far better that the execrable Hillary.

 
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Yeah.

13 Jul

Yeah. And I find it fascinating that a large chuck of Hillary supporters think that her email use was wrong and even criminal but that Comey was right not to prosecute her. Huh?

Just think about the way things would be if the GOP had a good candidate! Trump just does not appear to be even minimally competent. Hillary would already be toast. Sheesh, 56% of Americans disagree with Comey’s decision not to prosecute her. Wow. And yet Trump doesn’t remind folks over and over about that? Holy crap, who is he, Bernie Sanders? He is missing the boat, here. I have to really wonder if it is intentional.

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Look, the opportunity was there for Conservatives, and always has been. The Trumpkins just screwed us over, and Trump is an incompetent. I gotta say that I hope Trump pulls his head out of his butt and does what he needs to in order to win. But I am certainly not optimistic that this will happen.

 
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Well, the numbers don’t lie

11 Jul

here.

Look, it was a total travesty the Hillary was not indicted, and almost everyone knows it. It was an affront to justice. I would just bet that if we could look into the hearts of even the Hillary shills, they also believe that she is guilty.

And that is a question I would dearly like to be asked: not if Hillary should be indicted, but whether she is guilty or not. Because those are two very different questions, and I would just bet that you get very different answers to them.

I mean, one can both think she is guilty as Heck and think she should be free as a bird (to paraphrase Bill Ayers)! So the real issue is NOT whether she should be indicted. It is whether or not she is guilty. Here’s a question I would suggest: Regardless of whether or not she should be prosecuted, do you think that Hillary is actually guilty of putting classified information at risk? 

And that is also the question upon which the election will turn. That this question was not asked is an indictment of the poll itself. Hopefully next time.

Yes, purely as a matter of law and reason, Comey’s antics are baffling. He really twisted himself into a pretzel in order to not indict Hillary. It was shameful. I think he has abundantly shown that he is a dishonest and sniveling suck-up who does whatever his masters want.

And I guess that is what is so discouraging–to see Justice not be served with the person tasked with doing what is right be so Gumby-esque is to question the rule of law at all.

If I were ever charged with revealing secret information, I would use the Hillary Defense and then sue for lack of equal application of the law if I got convicted.

 
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