October 23rd, 2004

Avenging Angel

More from the reality-based community.

In yet another example of the willful ignorance of the American populace, we now have objective proof that Bush supporters are living in Cloud-Cuckoo Land. (It's short. Read it. Point it out to Bush supporters.) On five out of eight questions regarding Bush's policies, less than 40% correctly identified the president's position; two more, it was less than 60%. These weren't even questions about what the voter's own position was, or whether the voter agreed with the president on that particular position -- I know people can vote for somebody while not agreeing with them on all issues. The question was just, "What do you think his position is on X?" These people seem to be applying a syllogism that runs something like, "All good people agree with my positions. Dubya is a good preson. Therefore Dubya agrees with my positions." Never mind that both of the premises are probably wrong. :-P

Also, a significant number of Bush-supporters, often a majority, continue to believe the things that have been insinuated, rather than the truths that have been admitted, even by Rumsfeld, or Bush himself. They still think that Saddam had WMD, supported Al Qaeda, and had a hand in 9/11.

Government through illusion -- charlatanocracy? -- coming soon to a former-democracy near you.
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SH Planet

Housing Info?

My fellow SH Reviews Editor, Don, is moving out to the Bay Area, from Pennsylvania, in late November or early December, and is looking for housing, preferably in SF, north Oakland (Rockridge-ish), or Berkeley. His comments:

For rent, I'm hoping for around/under $1000. I'm very open to a roommate or two. A house with amenities and some furniture is preferred (less stuff for me to ship!), no preference on roommates' gender and the like. As per Craigslist criteria, I'm straight myself, but gay-friendly; and I'm a definite omnivore. I'll mention that I sometimes watch sports (college/pro football) on TV on Saturday and Sunday, as I've seen a few people who were very anti-television in their listings. The company I'm coming out to work for will pay for DSL service at home. I'm hygienically sound and very laid back.


He is also, as you might imagine, an SF/F fan. Anyone got leads, or looking for a new roommate?

ETA: The Presidential Horror Show. Funny stuff (though perhaps not work-safe). Of course, the funniest thing about this is that my dad, ninjadoc, sent me the link. *facepalm*

ETA: In other news, the Republicans have made the unprecedented move of recruiting thousands of volunteers whose job will be to go to Democratic precincts in swing states and challenge the qualifications of as many voters as possible, thus creating delays that may lead some voters to leave without voting. Details. Because, you know, suppressing turnout is a patriotic duty.
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