Desert Devil

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  • Location TX
  • Interests Physics, hockey, cigars, the wife (of course, not necessarily in that order).
  1. O'Reilly interview with Obama

    Statement is too simplistic, here are the numbers; turns out Olbermann gets that 65+ crowd in droves as well. There's only one demographic in which he outdraws O'Reilly. http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/msnbc/..._dead_90756.asp
  2. O'Reilly interview with Obama

    Don't think he did it, it's been going around for a while. Guess some causes are so great we have to be tricked into believing in them (this is aimed at the source of the fake image, not the poster who linked it).
  3. O'Reilly interview with Obama

    That image is photoshopped. Here's a link to the actual interview with the CATO Institute guy who is shown in the image. http://www.cato.org/videohighlights/index....highlight_id=36
  4. Corzine the Spender

    Very true ...... but there seem to be some posters in this thread (i'm not referring to you, Puddy) that seem ready to nominate Corzine for sainthood.
  5. Corzine the Spender

    I suppose the fact that the state can't afford to pay for these things is inconsequential. http://www.cbpp.org/10-22-03sfp2.htm Hey, I guess it's nothing more taxes can't solve!
  6. Jets-Steelers game

    Derek, Hope you don't mind a relative stranger replying, but... 1. Actually, the Steelers just took advantage of opportunities better than the Jets did at the end. Remember, the Steelers started their winning drive deep in their own territory. Were the Chargers a better team than the Jets last week, by the same reasoning? 2. It's hard to claim that someone who is 14-0 as a starter is overrated and not have it sound like sour grapes. Just remember that the only horrible game he had before tonight was against the Jets a month ago. The Jets have his number this year, yet the Steelers still managed to win both times. 4. No argument here. You'd think the Jets would have learned from watching Marty S. make the same mistake last week. 5. I've been watching Steeler games a long time (been a fan since the early 70's, guess I've always had a thing for defensive teams) and I can tell you that Heinz field gives opposing kickers fits. i've seen better kickers miss there in the past. Still, an NFL kicker should have made at least one of those kicks. 6. I think that the playcalling on the 3rd and 10 in OT was far more costly. They may be a lucky team, but when you're good you tend to make your own luck. I guess we'll see how overrated they are after the next few weeks.
  7. High school bans traditional crossdressing day

    Right on! Seriously, though, being a native Texan I remember my high school having a day like this every year and nobody having a fit about it.
  8. Point About The Election

    To be fair I think the networks were trying to avoid a Florida 2000 embarassment. It was obvious , however, that Kerry's people were spreading the rumor that not only were there 250,000 uncounted provisional ballots, they were also from predominantly democratic leaning areas (Susan Estrich (sp?), normally a level-haded liberal commentator, was absolutely sure they would be able to make up the difference after talking to the Kerry people).
  9. Point About The Election

    Interesting numbers on the Penn. race. I heard somewhere (I can't remember the source, so I'm not standing by this as the absolute truth) that the 5 states where Bush had a worse showing than in 2000 all passed the anti-gay marriage referendum. This is significant because of the hysteria going on in some parts of the democratic party that bigotry against gays was solely responsible for the election day results. Some democrats do seem to get it. Never thought James Carville would be the voice of reason within the party. http://www.washtimes.com/national/20041109-120712-7714r.htm
  10. Average IQ of blue states vs. red states

    IQ is such a subjective thing that it wouldn't be uncommon for you guys to have a difference of 50-60 points if you took a number of different tests. You can use GRE, SAT, ACT, etc. to approximate an intelligence quotient. Additionally there are a bunch of IQ tests that supposedly measure creative ability. I attended a conference last year on intelligence and after many discussions it was decided that IQ was the property which an IQ test measures . But what the hell do I know, I'm from a red state !
  11. Average IQ of blue states vs. red states

    Actually, sheeps, the link I gave takes you to the numbers of the "IQ and the Wealth of Nations" study. If you take a look, it's obvious the numbers don't match the "red states are stupid" chart. IQ is such a subjective thing (I'm a proctor in Mensa and we have hundreds fo different ways to gauge intelligence) and it may be that people in red states have lower IQ's than than those in blue states, but it seems to me someone is really trying too hard to say that stupid people are the reason the election went the way that it did.
  12. Average IQ of blue states vs. red states

    It's a hoax. The same thing was tried in 2000. http://sq.4mg.com/IQstates.htm Guess it's better to call the other side stupid than it is to admit that your own party was wrong about a lot of its assumptions (I'm not referring to anyone here, just the people that set up the bogus IQ listing).
  13. Early exit polls show Kerry lead in key states

    And Ohio..... http://election.sos.state.oh.us/results/Si...ry.aspx?race=PP
  14. Early exit polls show Kerry lead in key states

    For what it's worth, here's a link to some real-time data from Florida... http://enight.dos.state.fl.us/20041102_SUM_PRE.html
  15. Calc Help

    Yes, you're supposed to take calculus I concurrently with the first engineering physics, but if you've already been exposed to calc you have a hell of an advantage. Of course, my undergraduate advisor felt that since I'd taken high school calculus I should be in a junior level mechanics course in my first college semester (I'm kinda fuzzy on the details as this was my "vivarin + wild turkey = passing grade" semester).