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  •  lol (6+ / 0-)

    It would look very blue and big (actual size) on the MSM maps, and it would look blue, but tiny on a cartogram.

    But I think you've hit on something here: include in countries from all over the world with absentee voters! (lol)

    Thanks for reading the dairy and for your comments

    "History will judge the GOP's abdication to the NeoCons as the single worst tactical blunder since the Taliban gave safe harbor to Osama bin Laden"

    by BentLiberal on Mon Jun 05, 2006 at 06:38:08 AM PDT

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    •  Somebody should do it during the next election... (6+ / 0-)

      ...just to underscore how stupid and meaningless the traditional "red v blue" maps are!

      •  You're right of course, but (1+ / 0-)
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        you'll play hell getting the media to pay attention to details like this. They have too much fun with their own maps which all show republican dominance. The USA Today quote shows that.  Their charts and maps aren't made by cartographers or statistical analysts, but by staffers to a talking head who usually isn't a journalist, but a former staffer or party operative.   Remember the hi tech graphics used by russert, a chalkboard.

        A telling statistic is the one that shows the population of ID,WY,ND,SD,AK,NE,MT and UT (8242770) to counteract the population of NYC (8,104,079).

        "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness." Mark Twain

        by dougymi on Mon Jun 05, 2006 at 11:14:47 AM PDT

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