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Shall I teach you how to know something? Realize you know it when you know it, and realize you don't know it when you don't.

Posted by aalkon at January 23, 2004 10:07 AM


You wouldn't ask us to queer (so to speak) the results of a poll if it were a scientific one, would you?

Posted by: Crid at January 24, 2004 12:07 AM

This one was anything scientific to begin with, but was intended to be presented as scientific. I'm all for skewing the skewers!

Posted by: Amy Alkon at January 24, 2004 12:17 AM

Or poling the pollers, as it were.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at January 24, 2004 7:25 AM

Pollers? Pollsters?

Posted by: Jim Treacher at January 24, 2004 7:26 AM

I found this statement particularly interesting: "When Anderson posted it to his blog on Dec. 18, 2003, the anti-gay-marriage position was leading, with 51.45 percent of respondents opposing gay marriage or civil unions."

What does that mean? Before someone even bothered posting it to their blog, the lead (which was polled among AFA constituents) was only 51.45%? That's hardly a "comfortable lead," particularly considering the presumed bias of AFA members.

I decided not to vote, myself. I don't want to give my real name and zip code. I wonder if they will accept it if I call myself "Olga Fahkyaself" or some such. Hmmm... "Craven Moorehead?" "Anita Mandalay?" "Hugh Jorgen?" "Peter Hertz?"

Posted by: Patrick at January 24, 2004 8:02 AM

Olga Fahkyself with some gefilte fish already!

Posted by: Lena at January 24, 2004 5:20 PM

I never give my real anything. In fact, I often figure out what's the worst for them, demographically, and become that. Such as an 80 year old lady on Medicaid with no computer who needs a new girdle and is taking donations.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at January 24, 2004 7:15 PM

We'll gladly pay for your girdle. (snicker)

Sorry Amy, couldn't resist.

Posted by: Crid at January 25, 2004 4:53 PM

OK, now that was mean. I take it back. A guy shouldn't make fun of the one who's paying for the (digital) real estate.

Sincerely sorry.

Posted by: markcridland@Hotmail.con at January 25, 2004 7:15 PM

Crid, darling, I run six miles about every other day; sometimes ten. I don't mind a good insult thrown my way, but I do prefer a valid one. I'm sure you'll look very pretty in that girdle.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at January 25, 2004 8:27 PM