Sunday, October 23, 2005

Why I Hate College Football Polls, Part 3,654 

The new rankings are out, and 2 dopes changed their votes for Number 1, switching their #1 vote from USC to Texas. Take a look at this genius' logic on why:

"I didn't move USC down as much as I moved Texas up," said Joe Giglio of The News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C., one of two voters to switch Texas and USC this week. "I feel [the Longhorns] have a more complete résumé and I'm really impressed with how they've handled their business."

A more complete resume? Is he serious? Let's compare resumes:

USC - Undefeated, 28 straight wins, 2-time defending national champions.

Texas - Undefeated, 14 straight wins.

A more complete resume? Give me a break. Look, I am an Arizona State and Penn State fan, so I got no dog in this hunt. But this dope's comments tells you all you need to know how much the ranking system is a joke.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Laugh of the month 

Last night, a friend of mine and I were talking about the Iraqi vote, and I said, "I haven't seen any stories hinting at fraud yet." He replied, "Oh, you'll see them soon enough. As expected, I saw this inevitable headline on AP and almost fell over laughing:

Iraqis Probe 'Unusually High' Yes Tally

That headline is hilarious on many levels. Think about what it says. Remember when Saddam was winning 99% of the vote all the headlines the AP ran questioning the vote total? Neither do I. And, were Iraqis at that time probing the "unusually high" totals? Of course not. Saddam and his scumbag sons would have had them in the shredder by nightfall. The only people who find the "Yes" total unusual are liberal assholes at places like the AP, who think that Iraqis were better off under Saddam.

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's election commission announced Monday that officials were investigating "unusually high" numbers of "yes" votes in about a dozen provinces during Iraq's landmark referendum on a new constitution, raising questions about irregularities in the balloting.

Word of the review came as Sunni Arab leaders repeated accusations of fraud after initial reports from the provinces suggested the constitution had passed. Among the Sunni allegations are that police took ballot boxes from heavily "no" districts, and that some "yes" areas had more votes than registered voters.

More votes than registered voters? Sounds like Philly, Chicago, and Milwaukee. Maybe the Iraqis are getting the hang of this democracy thing even faster than I thought.

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