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(Examiner)   Unskewed Pollman: "Nate Silver can't be trusted because he's thin and might be gay, too"   ( examiner.com) divider line
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2012-10-27 12:59:29 PM  

The Why Not Guy: randomjsa: I do think its funny that people seem to put so much stock in Nate Silver because he predicted 49 out of 50 states in 2008.

Ah, I needed that laugh. Thanks random.


It's a good point though. I remember people used to say Reggie Miller was a great free throw shooter because he would make 49 out of 50 free throws. So? Free throws are easy, even I could make most of my free throws. Call me when he makes 49/50 three pointers. Also, Miller is thin, and might be gay too. So vote Chris Dudley! (to shoot the technical)
 
2012-10-27 01:00:26 PM  

keylock71: I don't usually like to kick people when they're down, but...


When evil people lose, they deserve to be kicked when they're down.
 
2012-10-27 01:01:11 PM  

crab66: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 300x300]


I was just thinking the same thing.
 
2012-10-27 01:02:23 PM  
WOW that article was just full of "Freedom Facts".
 
2012-10-27 01:03:27 PM  
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Uh, sorry dude, but you are the last one who should be bringing up someone's appearance as an indicator of credibility.
 
2012-10-27 01:05:07 PM  

TV's Vinnie: [i.imgur.com image 400x300][images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 650x328]


WINNAR!
WINNAR!
WINNAR!!!!
 
2012-10-27 01:09:33 PM  

StoneColdAtheist: FTFA: "[Nate Silver is] a thin and effeminate man with a soft-sounding voice that sounds almost exactly like the "Mr. New Castrati" voice used by Rush Limbaugh on his program. In fact, Silver could easily be the poster child for the New Castrati in both image and sound. ~Dean Chambers"

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Sounds to me like somebody really, REALLY needs to come out of the closet.


somebody has to be the bear in that relationship.
 
2012-10-27 01:10:10 PM  

Riche: Frederick: Osomatic: Frederick: log_jammin: Yeah. If Obama wins, they'll wake up the next day angry at the world but will never consider the possibility they were lied to and lied to them selves. I don't get how people go through life like that.

It's a baffling phenomenon to me; the people who can successfully lie to themselves. In my experience there is a correlation between those people and early life religious indoctrination.

You may have something there, but... what about people who get no religious indoctrination? We've been raising our child as, basically, "nothing." We're not religious, but we don't say religious people are bad. We tell him that it's up to him what to believe without telling him what we (his mom and I) believe, which is, well, nothing. When he came back from his pre-school filled with ideas about God, we said "well, that's what some people believe." I like to think we're raising him to create his own beliefs, but... sometimes I wonder. We've also tried to show him and talk to him about what science says, without being dogmatic about it. I fear we may have been a bit dogmatic about stuff like psychics and astrology, though. But I feel okay about that, really. That stuff is just stupid - I don't think anybody would consider us to be "indoctrinating" him if we warned him off of false advertising, for instance. Still, we've done our very best to be hands-off with religion.

And I guess I wonder... this is a *really* smart kid, but one who has been actually diagnosed with at least mild ADD or ADHD... what is he going to end up believing? I wish I knew. We tried so hard to just leave it open but I'm not sure we succeeded.

When as a kid I began to question obvious flaws in the Christian bible and other seemingly bright kids around me were not, I made note of it. I never understood how they could reconcile logical flaws with religious dogma.

I was raised in a similar environment to your son. Both my parents grew up in the church and then had a falling out (mother = Italian Catholic / father = German Lutheran). Religion was always by my choice only. I attended a Christian bible school by choice, and quit going by my choice. I attended mass sometimes and youth group because I liked the kids who went to that church. Ultimately I chose to eschew religion and I claim agnostic.

But I can tell you there are cons to being agnostic or religiously void. I feel I am by nature a spiritual person, and I never found a satisfactory outlet for that spirituality. And the older I get the more I feel like I'm missing that outlet.

\I'm sure what I've said was less then helpful -sorry

Check out the Unitarian-Universalists. With them you get the church-like community and spirituality without the dogma.

Or look into Buddhism. You don't have to buy into the reincarnation or other stuff like that to benefit.


I'm a Buddhist. The reincarnation is my favorite bit.
 
2012-10-27 01:11:57 PM  

mediablitz: Empty Matchbook: Wondering why the author is so obsessed with Nate Silver's physical attributes...

Reminds him of the twink sites he regularly visits?


Ah-heh, he likes 'em pretty.
 
2012-10-27 01:15:32 PM  

The Flexecutioner: StoneColdAtheist: FTFA: "[Nate Silver is] a thin and effeminate man with a soft-sounding voice that sounds almost exactly like the "Mr. New Castrati" voice used by Rush Limbaugh on his program. In fact, Silver could easily be the poster child for the New Castrati in both image and sound. ~Dean Chambers"

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Sounds to me like somebody really, REALLY needs to come out of the closet.

somebody has to be the bear in that relationship.


Stop it...you're scaring me. ;^)
 
2012-10-27 01:16:33 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Oh man. WHEN Obama wins his second term, the WHARRGARBL from these rightards is gonna be downright Apocalyptic. I better stock up on paper towels and Jergens to enjoy that moment for as long as I can.


Dude, vegetable oil lasts for longer sessions and is cheaper.
 
2012-10-27 01:18:22 PM  
That's it. If there is ANY possibility he might be gay, then there's a chance he's a Republican. Throw him out.*

*The above statement should not be construed as trolling, actual opinion held by poster, a slam against gay people, or a slam against Republicans. It is merely a poor attempt at humor.**

**That bit about not being a slam against Republicans might be a tiny bit untruthful
 
2012-10-27 01:21:13 PM  
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Everyone is a lithe temptress next to that dude. I love that double chin.
 
2012-10-27 01:21:17 PM  
If Nate Silver was listed in Out magazine's 2010 Out 100, my guess is that he's actually gay. With which, as we all know, there is nothing wrong.
 
2012-10-27 01:22:25 PM  

log_jammin: I have a feeling we will never hear anything else about "UnSkewedPolls.com" after November.


Wrong. Right wing trolls and true believer derpers are going to quote their post-election essays "proving" democratic voter fraud. The birther brigade is dying so the need this to replace the "I'm being patriotic by talking about killing people and sabotaging the economy in the name of democracy" rationale of an illegitimate president. Bonus points when tea party congressmen quote it to prove why you need extra ID to vote.
 
2012-10-27 01:26:05 PM  

aaronx: If Nate Silver was listed in Out magazine's 2010 Out 100, my guess is that he's actually gay. With which, as we all know, there is nothing wrong.


Better to imply he is gay. Makes is seem... dirtier. He could have just inferred it, and pointed to the evidence, but let's just act like it is a secret.
 
2012-10-27 01:26:55 PM  

aaronx: If Nate Silver was listed in Out magazine's 2010 Out 100, my guess is that he's actually gay. With which, as we all know, there is nothing wrong.


Well that just adds to my Dean Chambers is a Baron Harkonnen wannabe theory.
 
2012-10-27 01:27:08 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Nate Silver is a man of very small stature, a thin and effeminate man with a soft-sounding voice

It's fun to watch the Right flailing like this.


Especially since their deity on all things taxes (Grover Norquist) fits this description to a T.
 
2012-10-27 01:27:22 PM  
I'm ridiculously excited for the Unskewed Polls presentation at the next CPAC.
 
2012-10-27 01:31:01 PM  
If gay equals thin does that mean Ryan is gay?

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2012-10-27 01:31:38 PM  

aaronx: If Nate Silver was listed in Out magazine's 2010 Out 100, my guess is that he's actually gay. With which, as we all know, there is nothing wrong.


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He's not even closeted? You mean, he's going out, having all sorts of sexy man-sex, and doesn't even feel bad about it afterwards? IT'S NOT FAIR!!!!

 
2012-10-27 01:33:06 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Waxing_Chewbacca: Does anyone recall what is was just before the first debate?

It peaked out at 86.1% on the forecast and 98.1% on the Nowcast.


Sounds right. Here are the debates dates, for reference....

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2012-10-27 01:33:57 PM  

simplicimus: Regardless of the attack on Nate Silver, I am astounded that Dick Morris has any credibility with anyone.


i got an email from an old gf citing morris as a reputable authority. she also mentioned she was going to see 2016. never got a reply to my "are you farking serious?".
 
2012-10-27 01:36:38 PM  

Frederick: log_jammin: Yeah. If Obama wins, they'll wake up the next day angry at the world but will never consider the possibility they were lied to and lied to them selves. I don't get how people go through life like that.

It's a baffling phenomenon to me; the people who can successfully lie to themselves. In my experience there is a correlation between those people and early life religious indoctrination.


Describes my Dad-in-law to a T.

Dad's a Catholic guy. So that was my husband's indoctrination, too. He refused confirmation, though. But, we got married in the church, but broke our vow that we'd raise them up Catholic. I changed my mind. So did hubby. Back when I believed in a 'god' such as that, I still asked for forgiveness but told god I wasn't raising them in the church.

I was raised up that there was a god, said prayers every night, bargained when grades were due to come out, but no church, no grace before dinner, nothing.

I couldn't see putting my kids' sanity on the line like that. All Christianity starts with 'you are flawed, you're not good enough as is,' and I think original sin is bullschnit.
Realizing that we are prone to make mistakes and have the power within ourselves to choose between right and wrong is ok.
But not the idea that one is an unworthy POS from the get-go, and you must do A, B, andC to escape it is very psychologically damaging. And when it starts young, you beat yourself up for the rest of your life, or denounce your upbringing, both of which hurts.

Hardest thing about being an agnostic parent is having to tell your kids there's no fairy tales to tuck them in with at night, or to allay their fears of dying, or exsisting without clear purpose.

All you can do is show them how utterly amazing and lovely the universe is, and how, for a brief bit of time, you get to share in it. After that, it's unknown, no matter what anyone says.
Just enjoy. Your day will come, and either that's it, or it won't be. Worrying about it hampers your ability to enjoy your life. Feel lucky you're even here, much less not fighting in a war, or starving to death. Do what you can to lift others up, and life is that much sweeter.

Oops. I went off again.

/rant ovah
 
2012-10-27 01:37:12 PM  
But wait. Dick Morris has an effeminate voice. So does Michele Bachman's husband, whatever his name is. But neither of them are thin. So it's the thinness that Hates Republicans And Therefor America. The gawp has plenty of gheys, but very few thin people. Nate Silver is leading the left's War on Fat People, people!
 
2012-10-27 01:39:19 PM  
I should also add that even though Obama's chances aren't rising now as quickly as they fell during the time between the two first debates, they've certainly been on cruise control ever since the second debate. If you extrapolated, he would be nearly back at 87% on election day. I doubt it will actually get that high, but after this week's Republican Rape Show I don't think the lines are going to plateau anytime soon.
 
2012-10-27 01:42:39 PM  
So, Nate talks like a queer and his shiat's all retarded?

/ Low hanging fruit
// Took long enough
 
2012-10-27 01:43:39 PM  

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: So, Nate talks like a queer and his shiat's all retarded?

/ Low hanging fruit
// Took long enough


You were already preempted in image form.
 
2012-10-27 01:44:01 PM  
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2012-10-27 01:45:16 PM  

insano: Mitt Romneys Tax Return: So, Nate talks like a queer and his shiat's all retarded?

/ Low hanging fruit
// Took long enough

You were already preempted in image form.


Damn, guess I'm all retarded.

/ Did a text search but didn't read the whole thread.
 
2012-10-27 01:45:45 PM  
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Nate silver is teh ghey and I am delicious.
 
2012-10-27 01:45:48 PM  
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That bottom-right statistic always reminds me that half the population is of below average intelligence.
 
2012-10-27 01:45:59 PM  
My headline was better...

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I bet they're linked above somewhere, but here's SIlver tweeting about this piece:
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2012-10-27 01:46:55 PM  

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2012-10-27 01:50:55 PM  

aaronx: If Nate Silver was listed in Out magazine's 2010 Out 100, my guess is that he's actually gay. With which, as we all know, there is nothing wrong.


Is Chambers the first Republican to attack Nate for his sexual orientation? Maybe the country is making progress after all.
 
2012-10-27 01:50:59 PM  

log_jammin: I have a feeling we will never hear anything else about "UnSkewedPolls.com" after November.


We will hear about how far off they were. And maybe in terms of 'proving' democratic voter fraud. And about how terrible and misleading statistics and polls are.
 
2012-10-27 01:51:45 PM  
Haha... that guy was a "young Republican" in college and even started his own "conservative" college newspaper.

Almost nobody likes "young Republicans"... it's no wonder that he's such a bitter little man.
 
2012-10-27 01:52:00 PM  

MrBallou: On a slight tangent, it looks like Team Obama may have played it right in terms of letting Rmoney peak early.

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The reservoir tip broke and probably won't close up again.


I was wondering what the ratio was at by this point. Hopefully Mourdock will drag down Romney's lead in Indiana.
 
2012-10-27 01:52:25 PM  

TabASlotB: My headline was better...

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I bet they're linked above somewhere, but here's SIlver tweeting about this piece:
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Ha! Nice
 
2012-10-27 01:53:06 PM  
 
2012-10-27 01:56:19 PM  

platedlizard: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x383]

Everyone is a lithe temptress next to that dude. I love that double chin.


It's that hair and doughy face that screams "GIANT TODDLER!" about him.
 
2012-10-27 01:57:58 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x383]

Uh, sorry dude, but you are the last one who should be bringing up someone's appearance as an indicator of credibility.


This guy is the embodiment of Eric Cartman...
 
2012-10-27 02:00:58 PM  
He's thin, late 30s, neat 

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2012-10-27 02:13:18 PM  
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How is this not posted in an unskewed thread?
 
2012-10-27 02:19:15 PM  

d-fens99: Lionel Mandrake: [i159.photobucket.com image 401x271]

UnSkewed Polls guy can't be trusted because he's a blob of pus and serves greasy pork sandwiches in dirty ashtrays.

You know, I checked the computing power circa 1985, and it turns out my iphone 4 is way more powerful than the computers used to make the girl in that movie. So, where's my make a babe app?

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I got mine; are you wearing the bra on your head right?
 
2012-10-27 02:19:36 PM  
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2012-10-27 02:22:12 PM  

Frozboz: Forget the cookiness of it, does anyone on the right work with an editor? Who writes this garbage?


Editing would be a socialist subversion of the will of the individual.

From today's write-up:

"An incumbent not polling at least 50 percent right now is highly unlikely of winning, because the undecided voters are undecided because they have decided not to vote for the incumbent, but haven't been fully sold on voting for the challenging."
 
2012-10-27 02:24:30 PM  
Deal with it, libs!

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No skinny, maybe gay guy will save you from this unskewed reality in two weeks!
 
2012-10-27 02:24:56 PM  

theinsultabot9000: not that I MrBallou: eraser8: MrBallou: On a slight tangent, it looks like Team Obama may have played it right in terms of letting Rmoney peak early.

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The reservoir tip broke and probably won't close up again.

No.

If Team Obama had played it right, they wouldn't have crashed and burned in the first presidential debate and the election would be OVER now.

I wonder. If Rmoney had been the big underdog, his strategy would have been very different and there's no telling what would have happened. Voters are weird. At least the momentum is in the right direction right now, near the end.


Let me preface the following with saying that I have no belief that Obama sleeping through the debate was some kind of long game, it was a disaster that caused severe damage to his presidential race, and even if he wins, will still have been the thing that damn near cost him the white house.

now, having said that, lets say Obama makes his odds and wins, if that happens, that craptastic debate may have been the single best thing to happen to team Obama this cycle. Romney's cash reserves are huge right now, he is on track for an October worth almost 220 million and that has a LOT to do with the debate showing he had a shot. if he spends all that money and still looses, that's a fortune that might have propped up republicans in the house and senate they didn't get. I mean, they might get some up ticket, but still, I bet they probably would have preferred having those millions themselves. And that ignores all the superpacs that might have otherwise gone balls deep into the house and senate that started putting their money back into the presidential election.

Think about the difference hundreds of millions going into the republican house and senate coffers for a moment, the house and senate landscape could look a lot different then dems picking up in the house and keeping the senate


I think the argument can be made that all the first debate did was help push undecided voters who were leaning Romney to finally commit.

If you look at the swing states, in most of them Obama was at 47 in August and Romney at 45. After the convention Obama got a bounce and Romney lost a percent or two. After the first debate Obama returned to 47 percent, and Romney finally broke through the mid-40s, approaching 47 to 48 by getting likely supporters to finally commit, and winning back people he lost in September.

So the only people Obama lost from the first debate where the bandwagon people from the conventions, and historically, convention bounces never last.
 
2012-10-27 02:25:46 PM  
This guy really seems to have issues about weight
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