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Sat Feb 12, 2022, 04:04 PM

This is the single most Republican-friendly state in the country

(CNN)There are a lot of ways to try to figure out which state is the most friendly to one political party. The most common method is to look at the margins in the previous presidential race. Or to look at how long it's been since one party has won a state at the presidential level.

The center added each state's ratings on those three categories together. The lower the number, the more friendly for Republicans. The higher the number, the more favorable for Democrats.

And it found that the most demographically friendly state for Republicans is ...

WEST VIRGINIA!


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I would have guessed Wyoming, but WV was my second pick...

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 04:08 PM

1. I was surprised Maine was in the top ten of Republican states. I had always thought of them

as more purplish, especially since they got rid of that doofus governor LePage. Guess I'm too influenced by the normalcy of the Portland area.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 04:10 PM

2. Bogus excerpt does not reflect article because badly cut up to misrepresent it


First paragraph of excerpt cites two criteria.

Second paragraph talks of three.

But the two cited are not the three that the second paragraph refers to.

There is a lot of text cut out but no ellipsis or other clue that it has been hidden. The result is incomprehensible.

You can do better.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 04:13 PM

3. Or just click the link

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Response to Polybius (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 04:17 PM

5. The point of excerpts is to help the reader, not to cause them cognitive dissonance


Create cognitive dissonance and most people (wisely) will punt. Poor excerpts discourage following it up. Worse, they misrepresent the journalists and the source.

I presume you seek to write for your readers' benefit.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 04:17 PM

6. It was a perfectly good excerpt. I clicked the link and read the article, which is what most do?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 04:14 PM

4. I knew it was no longer OK - anything to the L of Jim Jones is too liberal for them.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 04:31 PM

7. There is a science fiction story where a whole WV town is sent back in time to 1632.

Sometimes I wish the whole state disappeared in time...maybe to the lower Jurassic.

Then again I do feel for the few real Democrats in WV.





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Response to Tommymac (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 05:47 PM

8. I've never heard of that story

1632? How many weeks does it take the town's residents to notice?

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Response to DFW (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 05:58 PM

9. The book is called 1632.

The town (and its power plant) is transported to Germany and finds itself in the middle of the Thirty Years war.

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Response to DFW (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 05:58 PM

10. LOL. Well, they actually notice right away...

as Christian soldiers try to rape and kill the local townspeople almost as soon as the town appears in the middle of Germany during the 30 Years War.

The the main hero is a Union Democrat. The local scrooge is a Republican Pittsburgh capitalist. Go figure that.

1632 is now a sf series - think tons of regular books and fan fiction galore...Eric Flint started it years ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1632_(novel)

I actually enjoy reading it all sometimes - the creativity factor is really good.

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