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(NBC News)   Turns out the economy is not the only thing Republicans are good at crashing   ( openchannel.nbcnews.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Republican, social attitudes, Michael Isikoff, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, red states, breast cancer risks, Thomas Frank, car accidents  
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2012-11-20 12:16:27 PM  
2 votes:
Let's see... republican's tend to live in more rural areas where they need to drive more, and they also tend to be older... but no, it must be that being a republican magically makes your driving worse.
2012-11-20 11:50:45 AM  
2 votes:
It doesn't help that people in Wyoming and Montana talk about distances between towns in term of "sixpacks". z.B., Billings to Bozeman is one six-pack.
2012-11-20 11:24:58 AM  
2 votes:
Blue states are full of moochers that can't afford cars.
2012-11-20 07:06:41 AM  
2 votes:

pecosdave: except for Alaska which is simply lacking in things to run your car into.

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2012-11-20 01:35:27 PM  
1 vote:
"The 10 states with the highest fatality rates all were red, while all but one of the 10 lowest-fatality states were blue. What's more, the place with the nation's lowest fatality rate, while not a state, was the very blue District of Columbia."

Oh, well that explains it. The traffic is so bad you almost can't get up to speed to get into a fatal accident there.
2012-11-20 12:41:51 PM  
1 vote:
Only congress can spend money. Every president is ONLY there to either veto the bill or make it law. Democrat congress: 2006-2010. No veto pens in sight.
2012-11-20 12:33:02 PM  
1 vote:
Fine I'll do it.

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2012-11-20 11:41:21 AM  
1 vote:

BronyMedic: Tennessee's problem is sobering.

There's a T-DOT billboard that is over the road on my way to work, that displays the number of Traffic Fatalities each morning in Tennessee for the year.

We're currently approaching 1,100 for the year. And each day brings a new addition.

I'd be a lot more worried if a day ever brought a subtraction.
2012-11-20 11:34:02 AM  
1 vote:
Things Republicans are good for crashing:

2012-11-20 11:33:43 AM  
1 vote:
"This is someplace where you would not expect to see a partisan divide," Frank said

That's because it's NOT.

The calculation being used is vehicle fatalities per capita, not factoring in vehicle ownership per capita, miles driven per capita, local/highway miles or % of time on the road or other more useful figures that might shed some light on whether it is the drivers themselves that are the problem or if it's just the environment in which the driving is taking place.

That's like saying rich people aren't as good at flying planes as poor people because more rich people die every year in plane crashes (not too many poor folks fly their own planes).
2012-11-20 11:30:45 AM  
1 vote:

PC LOAD LETTER: Ain't no gubmint tell me to wear no seatbelt, I'll tell you what.

2012-11-20 11:27:14 AM  
1 vote:
Blue states use private jets and helicopters.
2012-11-20 10:58:03 AM  
1 vote:
More highly urbanized areas are more likely to vote democrat and also less likely to drive by utilizing mass transit/walking

An intesting comparison would be to fatalities per mile driven in these states. The results would probably be a lot closer
2012-11-20 07:36:39 AM  
1 vote:
Ain't no gubmint tell me to wear no seatbelt, I'll tell you what.
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