Sure, liberals have taken comfort in his findings, but what does that have to do with him? He's a bookmaker, in essence. If the bookies in Vegas keeping giving the Falcons better odds at winning the NFC than the Bears, do Bears fans go ballistic on the bookies and try to blame them if it turns out that Atlanta does win the NFC? Of course not. That would be totally preposterous, just as this Silver-bashing is totally preposterous now.
reality, you dumb f**k, nate silver is a hula hoop and a distraction. that was the whole point of elaine's 'Our modern day Nostradamus' last week. we don't get to talk about issues because of crap like 'let's go over nate's latest predictions!' who gives a s**t. oh, that's right michael tomasky.
he cares because his candidate (barry o!) doesn't have anything to run on. my candidate (jill stein) actually wants to make a difference and actually cares about things like student debt forgiveness.
instead of thinking people applauding nate, they should be calling him out.
'but,' tomasky whines, 'he's like a bookie!' we are aware that bookies are against the law, right? nate silver should be as well. he's crack for political types who can't handle serious discussions about the issues but want to pretend to be participating in a national discussion.
if you don't know, tomasky is part of an effort to 'save nate.'
even that f**king wuss ass wimp paul krugman's in on it. you knew, didn't you, that it was all an echo chamber, right? paul krugman's an ass as any 1 who remotely follows the palestinian issue knows. he's also a revisionary historian which is why i called him out years ago.
if you don't get how sick it is, read alexandra petri's ridiculous load of crap at the washington post and grasp that the bitch could have used the space to write about poverty in america or a story that really matters but instead she's whining about the treatment of a 'bookie.'
grow the hell up. or if that's too much, alex, f**k you and your circle jerk.
the circle jerk has no time for jill stein and issues that matter. stein's campaign notes:
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was handcuffed and arrested this morning after bringing food and supplies to a coalition of climate justice activists, known as the “Tar Sands Blockade,” who are attempting to stop the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas. She is currently at Wood County Jail awaiting processing.“Everyone needs to step up resistance to climate-killing emissions,” said Stein, who was willing to risk arrest in order to show solidarity for this blockade. “Romney and Obama are only talking about the symptoms of climate change in terms of destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy; the blockaders are addressing the cause.”
Jill Stein was joined by seven others, including three blockaders and four members of the press. They were delivering fresh fruits and vegetables, canned proteins, trail mix, and Halloween candy. They were not warned of imminent arrests; and the arresting officers did not self-identify as police.
Prior to running for office, Jill Stein, a 62-year old physician and mother of two, had never been arrested.
"Climate change means more frequent severe storms that lead to massive flooding and destruction,” said Stein, speaking at the ongoing protests in Texas against the proposed Keystone XL natural gas project. “We will see more destructive storms than Sandy in the years to come. We have to stop spending our tax dollars to build homes in low-lying coastal areas and flood plains. The billions spent rebuilding the NYC subway system must reflect that sea levels will continue to rise.” Stein noted that the flooding of the NYC subway system had been predicted in several recent climate change reports prepared for the state government.
Stein has been the only national presidential candidate who has made dealing with climate change a major focus. She supports reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere to below 350 ppm. The Green New Deal, the centerpiece of her campaign, includes investing hundreds of billions of dollars to transition to a carbon neutral economy, paid for through cuts to the military budget, elimination of subsidies for fossil fuels and nukes, and higher taxes on the wealthy and Wall Street.
"We can't just listen to climate change scientists for a few days after a disaster occurs, before politicians go back to business as usual. America has been both the major contributor to climate change and the major denier of the need for action. Obama and Romney's push to develop more domestic fossil fuels will accelerate our rush down the path of destruction while increasing the profits of the oil, coal and gas companies," added Cheri Honkala, the Green Vice-Presidential candidate.
The world already has five times as much oil, coal and gas available as climate scientists say the atmosphere can tolerate. So rather than drill for more fossil fuels, we must keep 80 percent of those reserves locked away safely underground to avoid a climate disaster.
While recognizing that climate change is already underway, Stein has laid out a number of major steps that should be taken to slow it down. Stein said that the government must also begin investing in how to mitigate its impacts.
"A major reason why our political and business leaders have failed to take action on climate change is because too many of them believe that it will be cheaper to deal with the consequences of climate change than to reduce it. The economic and human costs from Hurricane Sandy shows this to be the wrong calculation," said Stein.
A recent report commissioned by 20 nations found that 400,000 people are already being killed annually by climate change, while costing the world economy more than $1.2 trillion a year. (http://daraint.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/CVM2ndEd-FrontMatter.pdf)
To read more about why activists are opposing the Keystone XL pipeline visit: http://tarsandsblockade.org/about-2/why-oppose-kxl/
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'