Asking people what they think can be important. Despite attempts by every single American to hang up every single time they were called about their political preferences, Nate Silver and the polling intelligentsia were dead-on regarding the recent presidential election. Surveys can be useful. So can beer, but I hear tell it’s sometimes used excessively,… Read More 89 Percent Say Surveys Are Stupid
Things used to be more fun around here before the educational folks took all those public relation spin classes and learned how to turn real crappy events into seemingly positive experiences. Take, for example, the quoted responses from NMPED (2010) and APS (2012, i.e., yesterday) when told they weren’t finalist for federal “Race to the… Read More Taking a Spin with New, Improved APS Spinners
Playing hooky from school post-Harvest Festival and hiding out near the lovely, yet snowless Collegiate Peaks. Sure there’s been years without snow up here this late, but a story in the Denver Post on “catastrophic” insurance claims jumping in the last ten years does make one wonder about man’s ability to screw up the weather.… Read More All Climate Change and No Snow Makes Salida….