Found the following stoopid in my neighborhood.
(Knew it was time to trim same.)
Not bothering with the whole thing, because it just keeps getting more gruesome, but here’s a taste:
“Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul , Minnesota , points out some interesting facts concerning last November’s Presidential election:
Number of States won by: Obama: 19 McCain: 29
Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 McCain: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million McCain: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 McCain: 2.1“
Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University, poor fellow, disowns any connection to this or other idiocies.
From his university profile:
DISCLAIMER: There are a series of e-mails floating around the internet dealing with the 2008 Obama/McCain election and the 2000 Bush/Gore election, remarks of a Scottish philosopher named Alexander Tyler, suicide rates, or ANYTHING ELSE. I did not author any part of either email. I’ve been trying to kill this falacy for nearly 10 years. I didn’t have any part of it in 2000 and I still have no part of the email in regards to the 2008 election. For details see: http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/tyler.asp.
My own favorite part is the the math in line one (though I suspect all of it is on the same level).
(Hint, how many states in the US?)