math and numbers

Good morning, America! Does this map look familiar to you? Of course it does, it’s the map appearing on every newspaper website in the country, indicating which party won all the various states in the Electoral College in last night’s election. Except this particular map actually comes from Nate Silver’s math and numbers emporium, and […]

Here is a map from an “election forecasting model” that the Fox News sent out to America, and your Editrix found it on the Twitter and shared it in the Secret Wonkette Chat Room, for panic-laughs. But seriously, Fox News, try to be a bit more realistic! All of us who have been frantically refreshing […]

QUANTIFYING OUR SEX-SHAMING  8:55 am June 23, 2010

by Josh Fruhlinger

ALSO WE CALLED HER A ‘CONTEMPTIBLE TRAMP,’ BUT OUR STYLE GUIDE PREFERS ‘BRAZEN HUSSY’: “A preview of the Republican primary for governor in South Carolina in the June 6 A-section incorrectly said that ‘several men’ have alleged that one of the candidates, state Rep. Nikki Haley, committed adultery in affairs with them. Two men have […]

Dingbat embarrassment Michele Bachmann has blabbed her way into a losing battle to keep her congressional seat in Minnesota’s 6th District. The new polls are out, and they say Batshit Bachmann is down three points. The sixth-level druid Elwyn Tinklenberg now has the lead, 47%-44%. Magic is everywhere.

New poll! From Pew, the liberal educated poll robot. Likely voters: 53% for Obama, 39% for McCain. The “Other/Don’t Know” crowd is down to 8%, or below the threshold of mattering one way or the other — in the October 9-12 Pew poll, the 9% other/undecideds were enough to erase Obama’s advantage, should they all […]

This morning’s numbers are grim on Wall Street but pretty good for Mr. Hopey. Obama’s leading 49-42 in Ohio, 50-40 in Pennsylvania, and, uh, 55-37 in Minnesota. Over at, the current projection is 340 electoral votes for Barry and 198 for Walnuts! Good lord, is that even possible? Probably not, somehow! So just assume […]

Ho ho, here’s more of those “encouraging polls” you people love so much: Barack Obama is leading in a trio of states often seen as pretty important to these presidential elections. In the bitter land of Pennsylvania, Hopey leads 54-39. In Ohio, it’s 50-42. And in that one place we all love so much, Florida? […]

DEMOCRATS  3:00 pm April 23, 2008

by Ken Layne

DEMOCRATS  4:20 pm April 1, 2008

by Ken Layne