I'm woefully behind!

LOok aT THiS!


Remember those exit polls, those pesky exit polls, polling people upon exiting and asking them who they had voted for for president? Remember them? And remember how they had all said Kerry won and then Bush had won and then everyone laughed at those exit polls? Remember? Well apparently, given the "actual results," and the fact that they were all consistently off in the same direction, the odds against those exit polls being so wildly optimistic as they were were 17.5 million to one.

Oh but it gets worse and worse and worse. In the Ohio recount, employees of Triad (not the chinese mafia, but the actual name of the company that makes the computerized voting machines) had to be dispatched to dozens of different polling stations to "fix" the machines so that the test-run of the machine recount would match the hand recount. What the hell kind of "fixing" were they doing? And how come no-one cared that they were broken?

According to my calculations corruption this extreme shouldn't be happening for at least another 11 years and it already happened, last year. It gets worse and worse and worse and more shocking and disturbing though. I won't burden you with the details, I will just ask that you please oh please oh please go and read this article from Harper's which I read today and nearly lost my lunch -- which would have been quite tragic for eye had just eaten a dozen raw quails stuffed with caviar, mushy and delectable like gigantic room-temperature raviolis!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

" for eye had just eaten "

Uhh could you explain the physiology of that please? I'm having a hard time with it.

2:02 p.m.  
Blogger Matthew Lie - Paehlke said...

WOW! That's the worst incidence of homynymitis yet! That Lie-Paehlke is a travesty!
[ed. note - I'm not a travesty. :( ]

7:17 p.m.  
Blogger Jay said...

Any theory on why it happened 12 years early then? Is the world ending?

4:41 p.m.  

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