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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 84
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2012-10-27 11:12:17 AM  
8 votes:
i47.tinypic.com
2012-10-27 12:43:58 PM  
7 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com
2012-10-27 03:22:31 AM  
7 votes:
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.

His voice sounds like the voices of teenage boys who were ordered to be castrated by priests and popes, therefore, 4+4=9?

Seriously, GOP, you're just coming down off the rape high; do you really, really want to drag the long written history of conservative religious organizations surgically altering children to make them sound more pleasing? How 'bout you just go play with the vaginal ultrasound probe for the night and think it over, m'kay?
2012-10-27 08:34:42 AM  
6 votes:
For how much the right accuses the left of ignoring facts in favor of emotion there is no group on earth who more vigorously eschews solid evidence in favor of "it can't be that way because I feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel in my heart of Jesus 'n' Reagan blessed hearts that it just ain't so" than the modern GOP.

For more evidence look at the debate over Voter ID. No matter how many studies are done saying in-person voter fraud is about as prevalent of sightings of Amelia Earhart giving Bigfoot an Albanian Otter Squat on the hood of Elvis' UFO the response from the GOP shills is "I *KNOW* voter fraud is happening! Didn't you see those black guys dressed up in camo??"
2012-10-27 05:22:17 AM  
6 votes:
i159.photobucket.com

UnSkewed Polls guy can't be trusted because he's a blob of pus and serves greasy pork sandwiches in dirty ashtrays.
2012-10-27 09:56:43 PM  
5 votes:

Fista-Phobia: [i1199.photobucket.com image 831x143]


i1199.photobucket.com
i49.tinypic.com
fim.413chan.net
2012-10-27 03:59:06 PM  
5 votes:

themindiswatching: /awaits statisticals


Hi There!
2012-10-27 12:10:50 PM  
5 votes:
i.imgur.comimages3.wikia.nocookie.net
2012-10-27 03:23:49 AM  
5 votes:
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.
2012-10-27 01:44:01 PM  
4 votes:
i47.tinypic.com
2012-10-27 11:26:42 AM  
4 votes:
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.

i236.photobucket.com

THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY BELIEVE
2012-10-27 10:57:15 AM  
4 votes:
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.
2012-10-27 12:42:48 PM  
3 votes:

insano: randomjsa is still just a GOP troll who wouldn't be impressed if Nate Silver predicted the apocalypse.


From randomjsa's perspective, Nate Silver did successfully predict the apocalypse in November, 2008.
2012-10-27 12:15:59 PM  
3 votes:

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


We look for things. Things to make us GOP.
2012-10-27 12:10:09 PM  
3 votes:
Pudding the Hutt is my favorite new idiot of this election cycle.
2012-10-27 11:05:04 AM  
3 votes:
I read the article in this guy's voice.

25.media.tumblr.com
2012-10-27 04:13:22 AM  
3 votes:

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.


That said, about 48% of the country is going to wake up the next day angry, I guess. We're all being lied to, at least a little bit. Some of us are being lied to about how "both sides are the same so why bother voting." And there are many, many other lies.

My goal is to be one of the people in power lying to you and yours and enjoying the fruits of my lies, which include gout-inducing foods and nubile maidens. Mostly the maidens.
2012-10-27 03:58:14 AM  
3 votes:

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


UnskewedPolls was always right. It's just that the damn liberal voter fraud was too great to overcome or something.

/awaits statisticals
2012-10-28 12:29:06 AM  
2 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
2012-10-27 01:45:45 PM  
2 votes:
www.firstshowing.net 

Nate silver is teh ghey and I am delicious.
2012-10-27 01:31:38 PM  
2 votes:

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.


1.bp.blogspot.com
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 12:26:47 PM  
2 votes:
Interesting tweet from Silver yesterday.

His forecast is EXACTLY the same now (state by state for President) as it was in June when he put out his first prediction.

So, BILLIONS of dollars spent to move... nowhere.
2012-10-27 11:57:19 AM  
2 votes:
ronewsblog.files.wordpress.com 

www.northerntool.com 

do it yourself right wing "news"
2012-10-27 11:41:34 AM  
2 votes:

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

[i49.tinypic.com image 433x302] 

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


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

[i49.tinypic.com image 433x302] 

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


img.photobucket.com
2012-10-27 11:32:01 AM  
2 votes:
When I compare Nate Silver's analysis with that article, let me tell you, it's definitely Nate Silver that comes off as partisan.
2012-10-27 11:25:58 AM  
2 votes:
The unskewed polls guy has a statistically significant higher number of chins than Nate Silver.
2012-10-27 10:44:17 AM  
2 votes:
On a slight tangent, it looks like Team Obama may have played it right in terms of letting Rmoney peak early.

i49.tinypic.com 

The reservoir tip broke and probably won't close up again.
2012-10-27 09:49:19 AM  
2 votes:
Anyone know if Nate has ever responded to the numerous attacks against him?
2012-10-27 08:49:43 AM  
2 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Amelia Earhart giving Bigfoot an Albanian Otter Squat on the hood of Elvis' UFO


I was having trouble getting my girlfriend out of bed this morning so she can make me breakfast. When I read this, I laughed loud enough to wake her up. And, in a few moments now, I will be eating delicious pancakes and bacon.

Thank you, sir.
2012-10-27 03:42:00 AM  
2 votes:
I take everything Dean Chambers has to say with every bit of the seriousness it deserves.

/DNRTFA.
2012-10-27 03:32:27 AM  
2 votes:
Squeaky voiced people are never right. They can't help it. Their squeaky voices automatically shut down all reasonable Republican talking points when they feel threatened. Or, something.
2012-10-27 11:55:13 PM  
1 votes:
I just reread the article in Louis Anderson's voice. could really take that on the road.

www.starscolor.com
2012-10-27 07:13:12 PM  
1 votes:

robsul82: Yep. If Romney does win I don't want to imagine the mass circlejerk that will occur under the banner STUPID LIB GOD NATE SILVER WAS WRONG HAHAHAHAHA, not at all.


If Romney does win, that's the least of the world's worries.
2012-10-27 04:21:39 PM  
1 votes:

simplicimus: dletter: bugontherug: Okay cons, pay attention. Below, you'll find links to Real Conservative Propaganda's "no swing state" electoral map, which distributes the map according to who they say is currently leading in each state's polls. And to Karl Rove's own electoral map.

You'll notice that Real Conservative Propaganda's map doesn't look all that different from Nate Silver's. And if you distributed Karl Rove's map according to who currently leads in each state, you'd see Obama wins it too.

Link

Link

Nate Silver really isn't spinning anything. He's just taking into account more data, and weighing it according to a wider variety of empirically demonstrable factors, than any of the other sites--which also say Obama is leading.

And while they complain about Nate being "biased" somehow, they are the ones that strangely have had states like Arizona, Tennessee, Montana and South Carolina as not "Solid GOP" states. I mean, other than maybe AZ (maybe 8-10%), does anyone really think there is even a 1% chance of Obama winning any of those?

Depends on who shows up to vote. Sure, the Geico Gecko is funny, but who wants a chameleon as President?


This guy....

upload.wikimedia.org
2012-10-27 03:50:41 PM  
1 votes:

d-fens99: 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?


If it's anything like the map app, her boobs will be on her forehead.
2012-10-27 03:03:47 PM  
1 votes:
That David Frost guy wears Italian loafers. They're a little effeminate. I prefer shoes with laces, President Nixon.
2012-10-27 02:57:35 PM  
1 votes:
Meanwhile, deep inside the unbiased, non-partisan, trust us unskewed hidden bunker....

i45.tinypic.com
2012-10-27 02:46:53 PM  
1 votes:
Is Nate Silver Jewish? Couldn't he have worked that in somehow? Or is effeminate supposed to connote 'Jew' as well?
2012-10-27 02:33:47 PM  
1 votes:

flux: 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."


That is perfectly grammared because the challenging is what he was highly unlikely of pointing to the defeat of.

dumbass
2012-10-27 02:27:04 PM  
1 votes:
i1125.photobucket.com

/He sounds fat.
2012-10-27 02:24:30 PM  
1 votes:
Deal with it, libs!

www.unskewedpolls.com

No skinny, maybe gay guy will save you from this unskewed reality in two weeks!
2012-10-27 02:13:18 PM  
1 votes:
www.unskewedpolls.com

How is this not posted in an unskewed thread?
2012-10-27 02:00:58 PM  
1 votes:
He's thin, late 30s, neat 

www.sonotaprincess.com.au
2012-10-27 01:53:06 PM  
1 votes:
2012-10-27 01:46:55 PM  
1 votes:

fqhollis: [i47.tinypic.com image 400x300]


t7ak.roblox.com
2012-10-27 01:42:39 PM  
1 votes:
So, Nate talks like a queer and his shiat's all retarded?

/ Low hanging fruit
// Took long enough
2012-10-27 01:37:12 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:27:22 PM  
1 votes:
I'm ridiculously excited for the Unskewed Polls presentation at the next CPAC.
2012-10-27 01:16:33 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:56:59 PM  
1 votes:
I wonder if this is Chambers' retaliation for him becoming a new meme that represents a derpy, reichwing turd?
2012-10-27 12:54:16 PM  
1 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2012-10-27 12:53:04 PM  
1 votes:

phritz: [24.media.tumblr.com image 400x300]


I think he looks like Baron Harkonnen, and I doubt the lithe body confuses him.
2012-10-27 12:48:24 PM  
1 votes:

simplicimus: I honestly don't know which, if any party, Nate belongs to. It doesn't really matter, he's a good statistician with a proven record.


I heard an interview on NPR and he said he was libertarian leaning, but between the 2 parties, he sides most with the Democrats. Interestingly enough, he said he got into political prognostication around 2005 or so because he was making a living off online poker and Congress made that illegal. He wanted to know which of those bastards was going to get voted out.
2012-10-27 12:29:40 PM  
1 votes:
In an odd way Nate Silver and Dean Chambers personify this entire overly long electoral cycle.

On one side, facts, rationality and an honest search for truth from a guy who's famous for getting his facts straight, on the other side we have lies and derp from a guy who's not only obviously biased but who wouldn't know a fact if it popped outta his bag of Cheezie Poofs and punched him in his fat, stupid face with no apparent qualifications.

Gee, I wonder where the smart money is betting here.

/No, not really.
2012-10-27 12:27:58 PM  
1 votes:

mayIFark: Rcp is not that different at all. How do you explain that?


The polls are obviously gay.
2012-10-27 12:26:30 PM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Basically this. November 7 is going to be absolutely unbearable for half this country. We just dont know which half.


Both halves.

Because Romney is going to lose which means the R's are going to cry like the babies they have been for the last 4 years only 10x louder.

The rest of us because we'll have to listen to it.
2012-10-27 12:23:30 PM  
1 votes:

Endrick: "He claims to have been highly accurate in predicting the 2008 election results, and perhaps he was. But it's highly unlikely his current methods and projections will have the level of accuracy unless he changes then quite a lot between now and election day. The race has shifted profoundly in favor of Mitt Romney while Nate Sillver is still projecting an Obama win. Unless he changes that, the credibility he earned in 2008 will be greatly diminished after this years election."

Until the gay guy alters reality to show us what we want to hear, he's wrong.


HAHAHA
i235.photobucket.com
2012-10-27 12:16:57 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.comi1.kym-cdn.com
2012-10-27 11:59:58 AM  
1 votes:

blastoh: unskewedpolls.com?
Is this like Fox: "Fair and Balanced"

Or all the right wing posters I see online with names including the words "Truth" "Reality" "Objective"

Being "honest", "fair", and "balanced" is kinda like being in charge. If you have to constantly remind people of who you are, then you aren't who you think you are.


Republicans are like skinemax films. Because those movies are all the same, they've found they may as well just switch the same 10 words around in their titles, no need to overthink it. Because every Republican argument is the same, why not just plug the same 10 words in as well?

For Skinemax, those words are Passion, Obsession, Sexual, Sensual, Forbidden, Games, Temptation, Secret, Island, Pleasure.

For Repubs: Freedom, Honor, Truth, Fair, Patriot, Liberty, America...yeah nevermind, they don't even have 10 words. But those 7 words combined with "We hate liberals" is everything they've ever written.

msnbcmedia.msn.com

Ever ever ever ever
2012-10-27 11:59:25 AM  
1 votes:

whatsupchuck: Nate Silver is the one guy I trust to be statistically rigorous on the matter of electoral prediction. Everyone else just sort of dances around the questions of MOE and underlying assumptions, and the fact that he assigns probabilities to the outcomes shows that he understands the mathematics of uncertainty.

Who should we not trust? For starters, a festering pustule who judges Silver based on his appearance. And secondly, any moran who confuses predicting a lead with creating a lead. Having smoke blown up your arse appears to be tea party thing, most thinking people would rather have an accurate picture of the election even if it isn't so favorable for their chosen candidate.


Very well stated. I couldn't agree more. Incidentally, he has POTUS up at a 74.4% chance of winning. Does anyone recall what is was just before the first debate?
2012-10-27 11:59:09 AM  
1 votes:
You know who else was skinny and kinda gay?

michaelmurray.ca


//Girrrrrrlllllllllll
2012-10-27 11:45:03 AM  
1 votes:

Shvetz: [i.imgur.com image 400x300]


I can trust that guy because he's obese and probably a virgin, too
2012-10-27 11:32:15 AM  
1 votes:
Considering the typical projection of right wingnuts, I'm willing to bet that the unskewed polls guy wants to sit on a few unskewed poles.
2012-10-27 11:22:37 AM  
1 votes:
I read the article in these guys' voices.

news.techeye.net

/would like to meet someone of superior intelligence
2012-10-27 11:21:41 AM  
1 votes:
So I read at the bottom that unskewed now has a section devoted to humor about Obama.

That totally seems like something I'd be looking for when I want unskewed and unbiased reporting on polls.
2012-10-27 11:18:43 AM  
1 votes:
Okay cons, pay attention. Below, you'll find links to Real Conservative Propaganda's "no swing state" electoral map, which distributes the map according to who they say is currently leading in each state's polls. And to Karl Rove's own electoral map.

You'll notice that Real Conservative Propaganda's map doesn't look all that different from Nate Silver's. And if you distributed Karl Rove's map according to who currently leads in each state, you'd see Obama wins it too.

Link

Link

Nate Silver really isn't spinning anything. He's just taking into account more data, and weighing it according to a wider variety of empirically demonstrable factors, than any of the other sites--which also say Obama is leading.
2012-10-27 11:17:33 AM  
1 votes:
The guy who wrote that article sounds fat.
2012-10-27 11:11:12 AM  
1 votes:
never trust a thin man's statistics... or a chef with a gambling problem.
2012-10-27 11:03:28 AM  
1 votes:
Nate Silver can't be trusted because when he talks, he kinda sounds gay. But Dick Morris can be trusted because in this guy's world, Dick Morris doesn't sound gay? I know he was busted for sucking a female hooker's toes, but that guy really sounds gay.
2012-10-27 11:02:31 AM  
1 votes:
So he's saying trust me because I'm fat?
2012-10-27 10:59:30 AM  
1 votes:
Maybe he's just hoping he has a chance with him?
2012-10-27 10:57:04 AM  
1 votes:

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

UnskewedPolls was always right. It's just that the damn liberal voter fraud was too great to overcome or something.

/awaits statisticals


But will the statisticals be harmonized?
2012-10-27 10:54:07 AM  
1 votes:

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

[i49.tinypic.com image 433x302] 

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


But you are using the effeminate guys numbers, so your argument is invalid. And that guy that agrees with him is named Wang, so...
2012-10-27 10:04:41 AM  
1 votes:

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.


I sometimes entertain the possibility that he truly believes his method is more correct, and is just a fantastically crappy statistician, who incidentally is a blob of pus. Then I realize that nobody is that stupid.

The reality is that he's just an evil shill, serving the intellectual equivalent of greasy pork sandwiches in dirty ashtrays at the direction of his Republican masters.

Disingenuous bastards are destroying this country.
2012-10-27 10:02:10 AM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: simplicimus: Anyone know if Nate has ever responded to the numerous attacks against him?

Nate Silver @fivethirtyeight
This is pretty awesome. Per http://unskwedpolls.com , I am "a thin and effeminate man" & therefore not to be trusted. http://www.examiner.com/article/the-far-left-turns-to-nate-silver-for- wisdom-on-the-polls?cid=db_articles ...

Nate Silver @fivethirtyeight
Unskewedpolls argument: Nate Silver seems kinda gay + ??? = Romney landslide! http://www.examiner.com/article/the-far-left-turns-to-nate-silver-for- wisdom-on-the-polls?cid=db_articles ...


Thanks. Seems he has a good sense of humor.
2012-10-27 09:59:58 AM  
1 votes:

simplicimus: Anyone know if Nate has ever responded to the numerous attacks against him?


Nate Silver @fivethirtyeight
This is pretty awesome. Per http://unskwedpolls.com , I am "a thin and effeminate man" & therefore not to be trusted. http://www.examiner.com/article/the-far-left-turns-to-nate-silver-for- wisdom-on-the-polls?cid=db_articles ...

Nate Silver @fivethirtyeight
Unskewedpolls argument: Nate Silver seems kinda gay + ??? = Romney landslide! http://www.examiner.com/article/the-far-left-turns-to-nate-silver-for- wisdom-on-the-polls?cid=db_articles ...
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-10-27 09:07:57 AM  
1 votes:

Paris1127: Mr. Coffee Nerves: No matter how many studies are done saying in-person voter fraud is about as prevalent of sightings of Amelia Earhart giving Bigfoot an Albanian Otter Squat on the hood of Elvis' UFO the response from the GOP shills is "I *KNOW* voter fraud is happening!

What is this I don't even... Do they even have otters in Albania?


Probably not, it sounds like a hoxha to me.
2012-10-27 09:00:07 AM  
1 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: No matter how many studies are done saying in-person voter fraud is about as prevalent of sightings of Amelia Earhart giving Bigfoot an Albanian Otter Squat on the hood of Elvis' UFO the response from the GOP shills is "I *KNOW* voter fraud is happening!


What is this I don't even... Do they even have otters in Albania?
2012-10-27 08:48:40 AM  
1 votes:
You don't like Nate Silver? Because of his physical size?
i291.photobucket.com

Oh, and good luck in the upcoming election.
i291.photobucket.com
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-10-27 08:24:26 AM  
1 votes:
And this was worthy of publishing in someone's estimation.
2012-10-27 07:40:41 AM  
1 votes:
"He claims to have been highly accurate in predicting the 2008 election results, and perhaps he was. But it's highly unlikely his current methods and projections will have the level of accuracy unless he changes then quite a lot between now and election day. The race has shifted profoundly in favor of Mitt Romney while Nate Sillver is still projecting an Obama win. Unless he changes that, the credibility he earned in 2008 will be greatly diminished after this years election."

Until the gay guy alters reality to show us what we want to hear, he's wrong.
2012-10-27 07:35:29 AM  
1 votes:
Wow.

This is a thing.

This guy actually said this.
2012-10-27 04:25:14 AM  
1 votes:
Yesterday, my boss said, "Judy, we're just like the people in 'What's the Matter With Kansas.; By supporting the Democratic party, we're going against our own self-interests. Why is that?" Then he said, "Because we care about our country, not ourselves." I think I need a raise. He's not paying me enough to place me up there with him.
2012-10-27 04:24:43 AM  
1 votes:
Everyone lies to themselves to an extent, but not like this. The right has made it into an art form.

Don't like what the polls say? well head over to unskewedpolls.com where we skew the polls to make you feel better.
what's that? read an article with facts that make your opinion illogical and wrong? well just dismiss it as "biased" and go on with what you were doing!
Oh..The Harvard educated president who worked his way up in life to become exactly what the American dream is supposed to be about, has a few minor beliefs that you disagree with? that's too bad. well just call him a socialist and/or Nazi so you can ignore whatever he says!
 
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