Consider the Following Statistic Carefully
"Of the 3,153 counties in this country, Mr. Bush carried 2,542, while his Democratic opponent, Sen. John Kerry, carried only 611."
John McCaslin’s “Inside the Beltway,” 11/19/04
Quote Word Game Challenge
I figured it out but it took a few minutes. The answer is a hoot.
KING OF PARSE
“In an interview with ABC News Clinton is quoted as having said he never ‘lied to the American people about my job.’ The man is a parsing genius. Extra Credit Assignment: Pick a word -- describing the movement of air -- which, if inserted between ‘my’ and ‘job,’ renders Mr. Clinton's statement wholly inaccurate.”
- Rich Galen’s “Mullings,” 11/19/04M
"Rather than admit that the Democratic party is controlled by a lunatic fringe of actors, Marxists, traitors, environmental nut-jobs and all shape, size and color of deviants, bigots and vegetarian bi-polar power freaks in hemp underwear, the lib leaders curse Middle America for their own failure. . . . These vast numbers of rigid, Bible-wielding, totalitarian Christian fundamentalists are non-existent save in the minds of the liberal left, the network anchors and a goodly portion of newspaper editors."
- Columnist Ron Marr
A Little Reminder
In view of last week’s shooting by a hunter denied his blind, the following reminder of the facts is apropos.
Guns and Doctors
(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year is 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician are 0.171. Statistics courtesy of
U.S. Dept. of Health Human Services.
(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000. Yes, that is 80 million.
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.000188.
Statistically, doctors are approximately
9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
Remember, "Guns don't kill people, doctors do."
Fact: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE
Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.
We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand.
Out of concern for the public at large,
I have withheld the statistics on lawyers
for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek