I hear a lot of people talking about red states and blue states, often speaking of them as if it’s a set-in-stone phenomenon. Unfortunately, because American History taught in high school often glosses over 20th Century History (especially the political side), many people don’t have a clue what really went on over the last 100 […]
Voting Records (from Presidential Elections) Red – Voted mostly Republican since 1999 Purple – Even split since 1999 Blue – Voted mostly Democrat since 1999 Graduation Rank (lower number is better) 1 being the most undergrads living in the location 51 being the fewest undergrads living in the location GDP Rank (lower number is better) 1 being […]
I hear a lot of people talk about freeloaders, in every election. Conventional wisdom dictates that the states with the most people taking handouts and the states with the lowest GDP per capita would vote Democrat, in hopes of improving their lives through government handouts. Sadly, I rarely see statistics on these assumptions – only empty rhetoric. And […]
I analyzed the results from the last four elections for the US Presidency. The statistical correlations are unbelievable.
There seem to be two types of people on Facebook or, at least, that’s been my perception over the last six months: People who continuously post politically charged articles, memes, status updates, comments, etc. – and people who don’t. Now, don’t get me wrong! I’m a politically-minded person, and I will post the occasional political thought. But they are […]
So, I get into a lot of historical and political discussions with people. I find most of them excruciatingly frustrating. Most people have no idea what they are talking about and, really, I need to find the will-power to just stop talking to them about this stuff. People don’t argue to share information: they argue […]
Back in 2008, I voted on of a proposition here in Arkansas called The Unmarried Couple Adoption Ban. The concept was pushed by a group called The Arkansas Family Council (AFC), who are quirky in their homophobia: they freaked out about California’s Harvey Milk Day, saying kids would be required to dress in drag and have mock […]