You got red on you. - SOTD
(must make a Shaun icon)
I was gunna.
Whoa. Thank you for that historical perspective!
I'd seen all of them except the last before, and had co-workers asking to see something along the lines of the last one all day yesterday. Thank you!
Woah... in that last map, what are the BLACK districts?
I think I live in one...
most of my state is one
Black means either no data yet, or for most of New England, Polling data is by district but the map can only divide by county. http://www.princeton.edu/~rvdb/JAVA/election2004/
jesusland would invade and conquer enough of california to have a deepwater port. jesusland is all about war for resources.
They've got Norfolk. They don't need another deepwater port.
And the oppressed become oppressors as since time immemorial.
Another interesting map: Population breakdown by county.
Wow, the complete absence of anything tall and red is striking!
I bet this map understates the population density effect.
I think they just made each county's height proportional to the population, without adjusting for the county's area. (Alaska didn't report counties in the USA Today data, so it's just one blob. And it looks like it would "outweigh" half the USA.).
If they didn't do such adjustments, the cities' heights are smaller than they should be.
they also colored each county by the winner, rather than by the proportion who voted for Bush or Kerry. I'm hoping someone will soon have a population-weighted cartogram by county, colored like the purple maps.
that's by state, not by county, and it shows electoral college rather than popular vote.
Alaska doesn't have counties. See here.
There's always a graph too... (How much population density has to do with party affiliation...)
This one likely won't last long. Taken from a site that repeatedly is having it "removed"
It's a brainless statement (and a tired one)
and a not entirely incorrect one.
I'm calling Godwin's Law.
If I wanted to live in Texas, I'd move to Texas. *hint hint*
crazy i just grabbed a still of that exact same video yesterday.
what the hell is it? And where can I get it? :)
bush appearently doing a sound test, he calls it his 'one finger victory salute'
Another one. http://chrisevans3d.com/files/iq.htm
That's a hoax.
I was hesitant to trust the data, but well, I live in Ohio, I didn't think much about validity.
It must be. I'd expect Florida to be much further down on the list.
All these maps redrawing North America and no one includes the Republic of Québec. Ah well, such is life.
I think you mean "la Republique de Quebec".
La République du Québec gets all the genders right, actually. Damn the sexism of the French language!
? There's no gender for Quèbec implicit in "la Rèpublique de Quèbec," so there's nothing to get wrong. And perhaps "la Rèpublique Quèbècoise," on the model of Madagascar and France, might be the better structure. But then, they'd probably have to abolish the fleur-de-lis, and we couldn't have that.
I made one yesterday:
(bigger copy available by chasing the link, then clicking on the JPG there)
Here's some real data on Canadian federal politics:http://atlas.gc.ca/site/english/maps/reference/elections/election2004
The short of it is that you're totally wrong about most of the country. Northern coastal BC voted NDP (far left), and the territories voted Liberal. Most of the lower mainland BC was Conservative. Southern Manitoba (including Winnipeg) was Conservative.
There are a few left-leaning ridings in some of the Convervative areas: I think there's a lone liberal seat around Regina, Saskatchewan, and Vancouver was Liberal and the Victoria area NDP. But it'd be hard to show those on a map.
According to the second map, Vancouver Island is now part of Russia?
When I saw the Jesusland one earlier today I laughed out loud. The name amuses me.
i got a kick out of "mini willinois"
Now all Americans have an E-ticket for Jesusland...
Dog help us.
Definitely like the Tropic of Canada. We Canadians need some place warm to head to besides Florida.
I also note THAT map doesn't show Newfoundland. I presume we traded it to the Hawaiians, so they'd have somewhere to go to "get away from that awful heat".
What would be interesting is to see that last map have the color saturation adjusted by population per square mile. I bet most of the red would really be dull grey.
Nevermind, he talks about that in the linked page. Most of the country would be black.
They did this in the print edition of the ny times today (we get it at work). Most of the "red states" were blank.
Damned Canadians! You're all going to hell! Thanks, buddah!
The map with Alaska belonging to Russia has Newfoundland (the N in NL) is missing. Now how will I sodomize me bays?
I would extend Jesusland north into Alberta. That's the prevailing political sentiment here. (myself not included)
Purple looks more blue than red to me, even the 50/50 mix in the legend. Although the purple map makes me feel good, I think it may be misleading. I'd like to see what the map would look like if red indicated Kerry, and blue indicated Bush.
Proud to be a citizen of Miniwillinois.
new map, herehttp://geomblog.blogspot.com/2004/11/purple-haze-revisited.html