If It’s on the Internet, It Must Be True

My buddy Matt sent this on, and I thought it was worth a link and a chuckle.

What characterizes states that vote for George W. Bush?
An analysis of voting patterns reveals that their populations tend to:

1. Lack a college education
2. Be White
3. Be obese
4. Shop at Walmart

0 Responses to If It’s on the Internet, It Must Be True

  1. Amber November 2, 2004 at 9:37 am #

    *throws out remaining Halloween candy, hides Walmart receipts, and pulls ‘Kerry-Edwards’ T-shirt from laundry basket!*

  2. Katie November 2, 2004 at 10:55 am #

    Ouch.  hehe

  3. zeno November 2, 2004 at 11:01 am #

    And handsome, poetic sumo wrestling types? Nader I imagine.

  4. Ben November 2, 2004 at 11:30 am #

    Doesn’t Texas kinda throw their model a bit?

    as a state we may have lots who didn’t go to college, but actual VOTERS – usually people that can take time off work to go vote, and usually better off financially.  Not automatically meaning they went to college (Michael Dell is a dropout, poor little billionaire.  Perhaps I should read the article before I shoot my mouth off some more.

  5. Ben November 2, 2004 at 11:41 am #

    Okay, read it, and yes he does seem to not be looking at VOTERS as much as POPULATION, which of course will just dilute everything.

    Thanks for the link!


  6. FabGirlie November 2, 2004 at 2:07 pm #

    There is a REASON I abhor Wal-Mart. Now I know why.

  7. Jenny November 2, 2004 at 2:17 pm #

    Damn Walmartians.

    my word is: and

    Hah!  And…

  8. Ozaryn November 2, 2004 at 3:06 pm #

    Must be an interesting distribution curve… me: Over-educated, thin, (ok, I’m white), shops anywhere I can get clothes that fit my gangly body… Voted for Bush.

  9. littlemiss November 2, 2004 at 3:19 pm #


    ‘Tis Great.
    Go see my proof-of-voting blog entry…:)


  10. bonnie November 2, 2004 at 3:42 pm #

    Is it o.k. to have Walmart stock?!

  11. Heather November 2, 2004 at 4:19 pm #

    I’m fat, and white, and mid-college education, and I’m about to go buy some stuff at Wal-Mart.  (of course, it’s that or Zellers.)  Please forgive me?  If I were American, I totally would’ve voted for Kerry.  Bush is a putz.

  12. Don November 2, 2004 at 7:07 pm #

    Yeah, Wally World sux…that’s why no one shops there.

    /Three degrees, white, thin, shops everywhere

  13. Hula Doula November 2, 2004 at 8:11 pm #

    NEVER shop at Wal Mart (unless with Amber!)
    Went to college and still am going to college
    Ok so obese wins out
    I’m white
    So two for two isn’t bad.

  14. Curator November 2, 2004 at 9:04 pm #

    NINbreeders. :|

  15. Jazzy November 3, 2004 at 7:48 am #

    I’m white, shop at Walmart, because that’s what my 4 year degree that took me 6 years to get, job pays me enough to afford. Oh, and I voted for the guy who didn’t win, but since I live in TX I didn’t much matter.

  16. Mary November 5, 2004 at 8:52 pm #

    Ah, yes, when all else fails, make fun of the winners! Doesn’t make a damned bit of difference but, hey, it’s about all they can do.

    By the way, I’m overweight, white, didn’t go to college and I shop at Walmart (though only because there is literally nowhere else to shop here) and I voted for Kerry. Meanwhile, my husband, a.k.a. the law school graduate, voted for Bush. But if it makes people feel better to pigeonhole others based on where they live, whatever.

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