Insanity Wrap needs to know: When is it OK to make fun of a hardworking statistician like Nate Silver?
Answer: From here on out, all the time. Every waking minute, in fact, if you have any to spare.
Before we get to the sordid details, a quick preview of today’s Wrap.
- If the Devil went down to Georgia, he voted Dem with a frauduent ballot
- Here’s spit in your eye, NYPD
- An insane idea for cleaning up America’s urban voting mess
And so much more.
Shall we begin?
This Is Not a Sane World Election, Exhibit #1,000,006
Nate Silver to FiveThirtyEight critics: “Fuck you, we did a good job” https://t.co/j1DT37mjYV
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) November 5, 2020
FiveThirtyEight’s predictions included scenarios where Biden won Florida, Texas, and even Upper Volta’s 17 imaginary Electoral College votes, and now we have to listen to this from the man with that hair?
Insanity Wrap is also willing to entertain the notion that Silver’s “forecasts” were actually part of a Democrat election fraud effort, making this week’s mysteriously-appearing Biden ballots seem less fraudulent.
Insanity Wrap needs to start day-drinking again.
“I do want to ask about polling, because I think I would be virtually decapitated on Twitter if I didn’t get into this,” podcast moderator Galen Druke said about 20 minutes into the group’s discussion, raising the significant polling errors in states like Florida and Wisconsin. “The pitchforks are already coming for the pollsters and the prognosticators,” Druke said, asking his boss to address the “rage” that has been directed his way over the past 24 hours.
“If they’re coming after FiveThirtyEight, then the answer is fuck you, we did a good job!” Silver replied, explaining that the only reason former Vice President Joe Biden was considered such a heavy favorite in the site’s closely watched model was because “he could withstand a 2016-style polling error or a bit larger” and still win the election.
Oh fer cryin’ out loud, as our grandfather used to say.
Biden’s corpse of a campaign is being dragged to 270 through a combination of voter suppression (thanks, Fox News!) and outright cheating.
How many people walked out of lines in Arizona because Fox News called it for Biden five minutes after the polls closed?
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) November 5, 2020
And that’s in no small part because people like Silver were so completely wrong that Team Biden thought their somnambulant candidate could snore his way across the finish line.
In a sane world, people like Silver would be laughed out of their profession.
Fortunately for people like Silver, this is not a sane world, and a stolen election is just no big deal so long as it’s stolen for and by the right people.
Now where is our Bloody Mary?
Question Asked (And Answered)
Not one minute before Democrats know for sure whether they need it to put Joe Biden over the top.
In the meantime, the ongoing confusion feeds their narrative that everything is just awful under Donald Trump and that only Biden can restore normalcy.
And just never you mind that “normalcy” means toadying to China, letting Iran back out of its box, election hijinks, grievance identity politics, tearing down the wall, etc.
Previously On Insanity Wrap: How Many Kids Can Antifa Threaten to Rape and Murder Before CNN Notices?
Nothing to See Here, Move Along
My local news station pic.twitter.com/9C60tGCzeR
— Jerry Wayne (@jerrywaynear14) November 5, 2020
George Romero’s original Night of the Living Dead had one of our favorite taglines of all time: “They won’t stay dead!”
Even worse? They’re voting.
Currently, we’re working on a treatment for a ’60s-style horror flick called The Dead Vote Dem, and we’re fully prepared to get laughed out of Hollywood right before we’re canceled.
Your Daily Dose of Mostly Peaceful Protest
NYC: Far-left protester calls an officer a fascist and spits in his eyes. pic.twitter.com/m79wYx7UMR
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) November 5, 2020
Whatever happened to social distancing, anyway?
We’re pretty sure, based on scenes in Arizona and elsewhere, that partly violent leftist protests require no social distancing or even common decency, but that entire peaceful right-wing protests will probably result in everyone everywhere dying of Wuhan Flu.
UPDATE: Devina Singh has been charged with obstruction of governmental administration, violation of local law and harassment for her actions.
Here’s her mugshot.
Insanity Wrap’s official assessment is that Singh is pretty enough that you might approach to buy her a drink, but then you see the crazy eyes and just keep walking.
The Craziest Person in the World (Today)
The craziest person is the guy with this idea: Democrat-run cities ought to be forced to enter consent decrees with the DOJ, essentially federalizing their election procedures until they are deemed to be fair, free of fraud, and with clean election rolls.
Grease as many palms as it takes, but get this done.
Our attitude out here in the decently-run parts of the country ought to be firm and fair: “If you want to run your cities like shitholes, fine — but you don’t get to ruin everything for the rest of us.”
So who is the guy with this idea so crazy that it just might work?
Insanity Wrap is the guy.
You’re welcome, America.
Count Every Vote (Especially the Fraudulent Ones)
Lol! He's right.
I used info via Social Security Death Index on "Your Voter Information" on the Michigan SoS website.
William was born in 1902, died in Detroit at age 82 in 1984.
He applied for an absentee ballot on 9/11, submitted it on 9/19.
— Peoples_Pundit (@Peoples_Pundit) November 5, 2020
This is what we’re up against, and Insanity Wrap has no clue how to combat it — without that previously mentioned consent decree and a national do-over.
We comfort ourselves with the thought that if Biden does manage to get slipped into the Oval Office by hook and crook, he’ll be perhaps the first American president to enter his first term as a lame duck.
And Insanity Wrap can tell you: If you thought the 2010 midterms were a crazy kind of miracle, 2022 is gonna be lit.
One More Thing…
It’s either laugh or cry, and we choose to laugh.
Misery is a choice.
That’s a Wrap for today.
Come back tomorrow for another Insanity Wrap…
…assuming we make it that long.