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2014-03-07 03:55:39 PM  
Holy shiat, did that guy just suffer an aneurism on camera?
 
2014-03-07 03:55:52 PM  
You know how the rabid right wing insane folks often say we're going to round them up and put them in FEMA camps to starve?

Can we?
 
2014-03-07 03:58:21 PM  

omgbears: Baz744: There actually is an incentive for him not to, though. He's successfully predicted the electoral vote outcome of two elections now, one perfectly, and the other almost perfectly (Indiana unexpectedly went for Obama in 2008). That gives him a lot of credibility. If he doesn't get 2016 as close as the last two, he could lose some of that.

On the other hand, his methods seem reliable so far.

I suspect he likes doing it too much to just stop for the sake of a perfect record.

His predictions aren't just simple "Obama wins" anyway, it's "Obama has a 53% chance of winning". Even if Romney had won he'd just say "Yeah, well our model predicted a Romney win 47%, so there's that." Which wouldn't have been as bad-ass, but is still statistically sound.


Silver gives a +-margin of error range for voting results. Forty-eight out of 50 states actually fell within his margin of error, giving him a success rate of 96 percent. His margin of error is 95% confidence, and 96% is the closest one could expect.

Interestingly, one author thought his margin of error was an absolute value, and made a computation assuming it was half the size it was. From this analysis he concluded: "The actual election results in 16 states fell outside the margin of error Silver allotted himself in his projections, reducing his total to 34-for-50, or 68 percent.."

Now when one plugs in the confidence interval that would give one half of Nate's margin of error, it is around 67%.

So not only did he get the states right, he got as many states wrong as he statistically should have got wrong, even when using multiple values for a confidence interval.
 
2014-03-07 04:13:06 PM  
You have to laugh in order to keep from crying.  Yet check and see who those good citizens of Knoxville voted into office and ask then what they think of Obamacare and they'll agree with the Republicans.
 
2014-03-07 04:17:14 PM  
Did this moron go on to thank the thousands of turkeys who voted for Christmas in order to elect him, very much to their own detriment?
 
2014-03-07 04:18:54 PM  

ItchyMcDoogle: Yayyy my first politics green light! But sad that this is the highlight of my day.

So I guess the Republican argument is that yes we have the best healthcare in the world but only if you can afford it, but if you can't there is a nice pine box with your name on it. Oh and dont be poor, Slacker. There are people working 40 plus hours a week that cant afford healthcare. They are hardly slackers but the GOP considers them moochers. Free Market must be code for i'm an uncaring A-hole now.

Im also shocked that a 3rd world medical unit has to be called on here in america is not considered news and that I had to learn it on the Daily Show. Way to go Tennessee for sticking it to Obama at the expense of your people


THIS! What the fark? I know what every goddamn Kardashian is up to whether I want to or not - you can't get away from that kind of crap. But no one bothers to cover what's actually going on with real people in our country? (Yes, that's right, Kardashians are not real people. I don't even want to know what they are.)

/Oh, and congrats on the greenlight
 
2014-03-07 04:21:15 PM  

Blues_X: [photos.imageevent.com image 400x380]


good thing they don't charge to replace keyboard at work.....
 
2014-03-07 04:21:29 PM  
I wonder what he was thinking during the interview.  "Good job, great point, oh crap, better double down on it so I don't look like a flip-flopper, good now we're past it, damn that went well."
 
2014-03-07 04:22:51 PM  

someonelse: This was one of those TDS that I couldn't even laugh at. It just made me sad. Conservatives always think they have a logical, intelligent position on alleviating poverty. But when they actually have to articulate it, it comes out stupid and evil and awful. Because it is.

I need that website that is all pictures of cute animals.


I got your back, buddy.
 
2014-03-07 04:23:14 PM  
It did seem like an Onion piece or something.  How could he NOT anticipate that basic switcheroo from the Daily Show?  Was he even listening to the setup?  Beautiful and sick to behold.  Anybody time it?  Seemed like a good 3 or 4 seconds of brain freeze.

If the Comedy Central web player hates you as it hates me, you might find that this version actually plays --
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/07/aasif-mandvi-third-world-he al thcare_n_4919304.html

(Hulu, ad preroll)

/guys with that kind of "hair" should not be around helicopters
 
2014-03-07 04:29:30 PM  

cretinbob: [2013hoaxblog.s3.amazonaws.com image 423x566]


Holy fark that is hilarious!
 
2014-03-07 04:29:50 PM  

Baz744: There actually is an incentive for him not to, though. He's successfully predicted the electoral vote outcome of two elections now, one perfectly, and the other almost perfectly (Indiana unexpectedly went for Obama in 2008). That gives him a lot of credibility. If he doesn't get 2016 as close as the last two, he could lose some of that.

On the other hand, his methods seem reliable so far.


I could see him walking away from election politics because it got boring and he found something else he's more interested in.  (I'd bet he's discreetly entering the Billion-Dollar Bracket Challenge, for example.)  But not walking away because he's afraid of failure.  If anything, failure would probably be interesting to him, as it is to any dedicated tinkerer.

In some ways, he would have had a bigger profile if his model did 49 states perfectly, and then there was one state that completely baffled it.  Like if Romney won Wisconsin by 8 points.  (Hell, my first guess would be statewide voter fraud, because I have more confidence in the 538 model than I do in our voting machines and oversight.)  I'd bet Silver would have spent months going back over Wisconsin-specific data to find the genesis of the mistake.
 
2014-03-07 04:32:06 PM  

Urbn: ItchyMcDoogle: Yayyy my first politics green light! But sad that this is the highlight of my day.

So I guess the Republican argument is that yes we have the best healthcare in the world but only if you can afford it, but if you can't there is a nice pine box with your name on it. Oh and dont be poor, Slacker. There are people working 40 plus hours a week that cant afford healthcare. They are hardly slackers but the GOP considers them moochers. Free Market must be code for i'm an uncaring A-hole now.

Im also shocked that a 3rd world medical unit has to be called on here in america is not considered news and that I had to learn it on the Daily Show. Way to go Tennessee for sticking it to Obama at the expense of your people

THIS! What the fark? I know what every goddamn Kardashian is up to whether I want to or not - you can't get away from that kind of crap. But no one bothers to cover what's actually going on with real people in our country? (Yes, that's right, Kardashians are not real people. I don't even want to know what they are.)

/Oh, and congrats on the greenlight


I've heard NPR mention things like this on their news segments.  They don't describe it as "A 3rd World Medical Unit" having to come to the U.S.  But when it happens, they'll talk about a charity (sorry, I don't remember which charity it was the last time I heard this type of story) setting up a week of free health care for the poor in such and such area.   There is always a HUGE turn out for services.  The reporters interview people with stories like not seeing a dentist for a decade, or getting a first pair of glasses even though they've been practically blind for years.
 
2014-03-07 04:35:20 PM  

brigid_fitch: And then he tried to defend it by saying they should get a GED


Maybe it was the accent, but I thought he said GUD, as in he didn't even know what it is actually called, which is even sadder.
 
2014-03-07 04:35:46 PM  
That left me speechless. And the sad part is you don't see the man stop and say "What?!" or "I need to see this for myself." He doubles down.
 
2014-03-07 04:37:48 PM  
When the dude repeated "Stop being poor" you could hear his voice weaken like he was about to start crying.  He probably realized at that moment that his entire career was done.  He knows that in a few weeks, he will have nothing and he'll be in line with everyone who's waiting for care.
 
2014-03-07 04:45:15 PM  
To be fair, Knoxville hasn't been the same since Fulmer left.
 
2014-03-07 04:51:39 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: "What?!"


Well, I certainly said that a few times while watching this.
Mister FOX business talking head guy must have the IQ of a diseased cantaloupe.
 
2014-03-07 04:52:51 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I've been trying to understand since last night why that guy would have willingly come onto the Daily Show when this was the only possible way his interview could have ended. What the fark did he think was going to happen?


Hey, Doris.  Guess who's going to be on teevee???!!!
 
2014-03-07 04:57:45 PM  

gas giant: Mister FOX business talking head guy must have the IQ of a diseased cantaloupe.


Comparing him to typical business reporters, that makes him a god among men.
 
2014-03-07 04:59:55 PM  

MayoSlather: I can't believe the Republican talking point that America has the best healthcare is completely false. Who would think a system that's been price gouging its poorest citizens to stay alive wouldn't be considered the best system?


And I always thought that the extremely wealthy went to Switzerland, Singapore or the like when they get sick because USA is so full of win!?
 
2014-03-07 05:02:15 PM  

impaler: Comparing him to typical business reporters, that makes him a god among men.


Get your Harvard MBA today! Free helmet and drool cup included for a limited time only!
 
2014-03-07 05:02:33 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I've been trying to understand since last night why that guy would have willingly come onto the Daily Show when this was the only possible way his interview could have ended. What the fark did he think was going to happen?


I wonder that after watching every single TDS interview. It's not like these people don't know what they're getting into anymore, right?
 
2014-03-07 05:03:52 PM  

Paul Baumer: What's horrifying to me is not that there are people this amoral in the world, but APPARENTLY THE POPULATION OF TENNESSEE IS OK WITH THE STATUS QUO, SINCE THEY KEEP RE-ELECTING THESE GUYS.

Christ on a cracker, it's almost hard to feel sorry for people this goddamned dumb.


The people who want to reform the healthcare system, are also the same people who wants to take away their guns, allow gays to marry, are for abortions etc.

So, they're essentially taking one for Umerica fark Yeah!
 
2014-03-07 05:04:04 PM  

Far Cough: It did seem like an Onion piece or something.  How could he NOT anticipate that basic switcheroo from the Daily Show?  Was he even listening to the setup?  Beautiful and sick to behold.  Anybody time it?  Seemed like a good 3 or 4 seconds of brain freeze.



The best part about that set up was the "still recovering from Civil War," line.  Coming at me cold, I admit I would have needed a moment to process as well.
 
2014-03-07 05:06:36 PM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: EyeballKid: And, I think the geographic region known as "the South" should always be referred to as "the third world." At least, until there are some signs of progress.


/resides in partially-third-world Kentucky

Most of Jefferson County is at least second world.


They're allied with the Warsaw pact? That's farked up, in particular since it was dissolved in 1990.

But they are a bit slow of course.
 
2014-03-07 05:08:04 PM  
"Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state."
 i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2014-03-07 05:10:26 PM  
Knoxville is the city that voted Senator Stacey Campfield in as their state senator, who is mostly concerned with making sure kids and teachers in school don't say the word "gay" in a rather poor attempt to conceal his secret gay identity. So this should be of no surprise to anyone.
 
2014-03-07 05:25:33 PM  
I don't have the Fu to Do, but that epic brain lock snippet needs to be an anigif.  You can actually watch his brain run a recalibration cycle.

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-07 05:26:36 PM  

duke3522: I crushed a disc in my back playing football when I was 16. I have lived almost my entire life without health insurance. I always worked for myself because suddenly not being able to walk for a week at a time limits employment options. I am now 52, and a couple of years ago my back got so bad I simply couldn't work anymore.

I was homeless for a time. Living out of my truck, and camping in national forests. To my good fortune my SSI claim went through in record time, 62 days from application to acceptance. Practically the speed of light when it comes to disability applications.

I now live a very humble life, living large on the $710 I get in SSI, and the $75 a month I get in SNAP. And I will tell you, I am so grateful for the assistance that allows me at least a little dignity in life.

However,to those of you who simply think I'm some sort of taker who is scamming the system. Fark you with a rusty baseball bat!!!

Not only will I continue to live my life just to piss people like this off, but I have gained the ultimate in what these people hate. I'm poor, and I have not only found a way to have a roof over my head and enough to eat, but I have also found something I thought I would never fund in this life. Contentment.


I know where you might be able to save $5 a month
 
2014-03-07 05:27:17 PM  

fruitloop: Aasif's interviews are really damn good, it's sad that he will likely be the next to leave TDS.


Agreed. He's been one of my favorites.
 
2014-03-07 05:36:17 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Pocket Ninja: I've been trying to understand since last night why that guy would have willingly come onto the Daily Show when this was the only possible way his interview could have ended. What the fark did he think was going to happen?

I wonder that after watching every single TDS interview. It's not like these people don't know what they're getting into anymore, right?


IIRC, someone mentioned in a thread before that when they call, they try their best not to refer to who they are, just 'a cable news show' affiliated with Viacom. No lies, but a bit of obfuscation.

Some of the people are so far entrenched in the bubble, they honestly have no idea what TDS does. And it is the Conservative media bubble's fault. They can't complain, because then people could go and watch the whole segment and see that the horrible gotchya questions were presented correctly and the fumbling answer the Lame Stream Media ran with is completely in context.
It would poke holes in their bubble, reveal Republicans as horrible people and the Conservative Media as liars.
So their only choice is silence, and the warm feeling that the corporate media won't pick up on any of it.
 
2014-03-07 05:36:25 PM  

Bawdy George: duke3522: I crushed a disc in my back playing football when I was 16. I have lived almost my entire life without health insurance. I always worked for myself because suddenly not being able to walk for a week at a time limits employment options. I am now 52, and a couple of years ago my back got so bad I simply couldn't work anymore.

I was homeless for a time. Living out of my truck, and camping in national forests. To my good fortune my SSI claim went through in record time, 62 days from application to acceptance. Practically the speed of light when it comes to disability applications.

I now live a very humble life, living large on the $710 I get in SSI, and the $75 a month I get in SNAP. And I will tell you, I am so grateful for the assistance that allows me at least a little dignity in life.

However,to those of you who simply think I'm some sort of taker who is scamming the system. Fark you with a rusty baseball bat!!!

Not only will I continue to live my life just to piss people like this off, but I have gained the ultimate in what these people hate. I'm poor, and I have not only found a way to have a roof over my head and enough to eat, but I have also found something I thought I would never fund in this life. Contentment.

I know where you might be able to save $5 a month


It was a gift.

/sorry Drew
//need the beer money
///thanks again panicman
 
2014-03-07 05:37:34 PM  
Holy shiat that guy Asaif was talking to was literally a walking talking caricature of a list of republican talking points.
 
2014-03-07 05:38:11 PM  
Considering TDS was at (what looked like) one of those Mission of Mercy dental clinics, no amount of Obamacare is going to help. Dental care is rarely considered important (especially in the south)
 
2014-03-07 05:50:45 PM  

unyon: I don't have the Fu to Do, but that epic brain lock snippet needs to be an anigif.  You can actually watch his brain run a recalibration cycle.

[img.fark.net image 850x429]


I literally did an involuntary double facepalm.  You'd think that after all the interviews I've seen on TDS and Colbert that I'd be ready for anything, but this just made my hands hit my face with an audible slap.
 
2014-03-07 05:53:58 PM  

vrax: unyon: I don't have the Fu to Do, but that epic brain lock snippet needs to be an anigif.  You can actually watch his brain run a recalibration cycle.

[img.fark.net image 850x429]

I literally did an involuntary double facepalm.  You'd think that after all the interviews I've seen on TDS and Colbert that I'd be ready for anything, but this just made my hands hit my face with an audible slap.


I would welcome the news that TDS got pranked/trolled this time. It really seemed that way.  The guy was noticeably off track early and often.
 
2014-03-07 06:06:37 PM  

DubyaHater: Considering TDS was at (what looked like) one of those Mission of Mercy dental clinics, no amount of Obamacare is going to help. Dental care is rarely considered important (especially in the south)


I think they cover more than just dental. http://www.ramusa.org/ I doubt they perform open heart surgery though. It's basically a free basic community healthcare clinic on wheels.  Probably x-rays, antibotics and pain meds for the most part.
 
2014-03-07 06:21:00 PM  

LograyX: When the dude repeated "Stop being poor" you could hear his voice weaken like he was about to start crying.  He probably realized at that moment that his entire career was done.  He knows that in a few weeks, he will have nothing and he'll be in line with everyone who's waiting for care.


I'd like to visit your dimension one day. It sounds pretty cool.
What other ways does it differ from mine?
 
2014-03-07 06:41:14 PM  

Baz744: Opinion question for anyone interested in answering:

You won't generally see hardline conservatives admitting that the laissez-faire nation they envision will be very very bad for some people. That many people will be reduced to homelessness and hunger; that many kids will go without education; that many people will lose access even to rudimentary health care, etc.

Normally they paper all that over with bs like "if we just pass large enough tax cuts for the rich, poor people will be able to afford to send their own kids to private school!" They often claim that private charity will pick up all the slack in other deficient areas.

So what percentage of conservatives do you think actually believe their own bullsh*t? Surely some percentage of them have been hooked by the rhetoric. But some other percentage well know the predictable consequences of of shutting down public assistance programs. They just parrot the bullsh*t because they know voters don't want the society they envision.

And who are they, demographically? Is there any way to identify them? What else do we know about them? Etc.

I normally assume it is most of them. I doubt the sincerity of any rightist who claims shutting down public assistance programs will be really good for the poor, or at least won't really hurt them. It's just too implausible a belief to think millions and millions of conservatives actually believe.


Examine the difference between how authoritarian leaders behave and authoritarian followers behave, this will illuminate some of the relationship that would otherwise appear implausible.

Here is a good start, if you don't mind canadians. http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~altemey/
 
2014-03-07 06:52:04 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: LograyX: When the dude repeated "Stop being poor" you could hear his voice weaken like he was about to start crying.  He probably realized at that moment that his entire career was done.  He knows that in a few weeks, he will have nothing and he'll be in line with everyone who's waiting for care.

I'd like to visit your dimension one day. It sounds pretty cool.
What other ways does it differ from mine?


It's nice. Pretty colors.

I don't say he's going to lose his job because of what he said, but that he said it openly.

Like the last guy Aasif got to admit really awful opinions on national television.
 
2014-03-07 07:00:24 PM  
Here's the link for anyone in Canada who cares to watch:

http://www.ctv.ca/video/player?vid=300783

Skip ahead to the 9 min mark.
 
2014-03-07 07:10:57 PM  

jlawn001: I'm a regular watcher of TDS.
Last night was one of those moments when I'm thinking that... this can't be true.  There has to be some overdubbing or a stunt double of Mandvi when they show the back of his head, and the reaction shot is Mandvi actually asking a question like: "Tell me the best qualities of Hitler..." and then the just splice in the stupified response.
But then when that dolt actually said, "Stop being poor."


It's actually worse than that. There was an article awhile ago about the mechanics of a Daily Show interview, about what goes into them and how they edit them. The interview takes all day to set up and about two hours to actually film. They actually do about three takes to every question, so that Aasif or Samantha or whoever can get the phrasing and reaction shots right. So the interviewee actually has loads of time to prepare his answers and he even gets second chances at answering them. So they have NO EXCUSES when they're caught like a deer in headlights like that. They know what's coming and they still flub their answers.

The Daily Show really doesn't try very hard to make them seem like buffoons. There are some cut jobs, but generally what you see is what you get. Those are their legitimate responses to questions.
 
2014-03-07 07:16:18 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: It's not like these people don't know what they're getting into anymore, right?


These are not the people who watch the Daily Show.
 
2014-03-07 07:16:46 PM  

Ishkur: jlawn001: I'm a regular watcher of TDS.
Last night was one of those moments when I'm thinking that... this can't be true.  There has to be some overdubbing or a stunt double of Mandvi when they show the back of his head, and the reaction shot is Mandvi actually asking a question like: "Tell me the best qualities of Hitler..." and then the just splice in the stupified response.
But then when that dolt actually said, "Stop being poor."

It's actually worse than that. There was an article awhile ago about the mechanics of a Daily Show interview, about what goes into them and how they edit them. The interview takes all day to set up and about two hours to actually film. They actually do about three takes to every question, so that Aasif or Samantha or whoever can get the phrasing and reaction shots right. So the interviewee actually has loads of time to prepare his answers and he even gets second chances at answering them. So they have NO EXCUSES when they're caught like a deer in headlights like that. They know what's coming and they still flub their answers.

The Daily Show really doesn't try very hard to make them seem like buffoons. There are some cut jobs, but generally what you see is what you get. Those are their legitimate responses to questions.



Then, frankly, they shouldn't always cut back and forth between the background reporting and the interview.  I realize it's probably because they're spoon-feeding the contrasts/contradictions to the viewer, but the cutting in and out leads to obvious questions.  They post the long form interviews online for interesting desk guests that run over; maybe they should offer the same for the news bit guests.
 
2014-03-07 07:22:40 PM  

LograyX: When the dude repeated "Stop being poor" you could hear his voice weaken like he was about to start crying.  He probably realized at that moment that his entire career was done.  He knows that in a few weeks, he will have nothing and he'll be in line with everyone who's waiting for care.


Nah. He works for Fox News. He'll probably get a promotion.
 
2014-03-07 07:45:41 PM  

Far Cough: Then, frankly, they shouldn't always cut back and forth between the background reporting and the interview. I realize it's probably because they're spoon-feeding the contrasts/contradictions to the viewer, but the cutting in and out leads to obvious questions. They post the long form interviews online for interesting desk guests that run over; maybe they should offer the same for the news bit guests.


I would love it if they do that. Of course the reason why they edit so brazenly is for time. When you're crunching 2 hours of footage into a four minute segment, a lot is going to be left out, including extraneous pauses and tangents.

I stopped watching reality TV for the same reason. When you realize that they are editing hundreds of hours of footage into 42 minute shows, then you realize how manipulative the editing really is. Especially when they add music.
 
2014-03-07 08:03:06 PM  

ItchyMcDoogle: Im also shocked that a 3rd world medical unit has to be called on here in america is not considered news and that I had to learn it on the Daily Show.


60 Minutes did a story on this in 2008.  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-health-care-gets-boost-from-charity/

It made me so pissed off that I basically became a single-payer advocate right after watching it.

/CSB
 
2014-03-07 08:26:13 PM  

Dr.Zom: Watching that guy's brain break was a joy to behold.


It was shocking. I've never actually seen someone self-eviscerate before.
 
2014-03-07 08:37:29 PM  
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