Skip to comments.Ebert commenting on "blue" vs. "red" states
Posted on 12/18/2009 1:34:24 PM PST by ctdonath2
Ebert: Blue States have fewer murders; this is even more true in densely-populated areas. Red states have significantly more rapes. Blue states, led by Massachusetts, have a lower divorce rate than do red states. Blue states are much safer places to drive - the difference is stunning. Blue states have substantially less infant mortality - however, there are a few surprises, such as Utah. Blue state infant mortality rates are similar to those found in the rest of the developed world. Folks in blue states live longer than folks in red states. The states with the least poverty are blue, and the states with the most poverty are red.
Those statements are all cut-and-pasted from the web, here: http://j.mp/6Pk2n9
And check this out: http://j.mp/7dmY31
Out of curiosity, where did you pick up your notions about red and blue states? Happen to hear that somewhere?
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.suntimes.com ...
None of that is probably even true.
Does anyone think big cities have less crime than the country?
This is why you assess not state by state but county by county. There are some very Right areas in the Northeast and some very LEFT areas in the South and West.
I find this very hard to believe.
I would not presume that he is not lying about most of this, but what does it matter if it is true in every case? Is he suggesting that we surrender our freedom for a little money, slightly safer roads and abortion on demand?
I posted my source, lets see if Ebert will do the same for his...
“Blue states have substantially less infant mortality “
No source references to any of his claims. But if there is a reference the the above claim, I’m sure it neglects to include children that are murdered in blue state wombs...
big big bump
Good post. Bookmark.
Hell's bells why not ask Bruce Springbrain? LOL
Of course he wont, Libs love to make up their own sources.
Hell, let’s compare like populations. Nevada = 2,700,000 and the City of Chicago = 2,800,000 and see what happens.
According to Gallup, Mr. Ebert, conservatives outnumber liberals in all fifty states, and that would include your example of Massachusetts.
So before you go disparaging my state, please realize that not everyone here voted for Teddy K., not everyone thinks Senator Horseface is a war hero, etc. etc.
This is all especially true in Roger’s city and mine, the true-blue city of Chicago. They just make up all that stuff about crime and gangs and poverty so people from the outside won’t want to move here.
FWIW, that information you posted has been run through snopes.com.
I do take issue with the snopes.com reading of the tax redistribution as the comparative unit of measure under discussion(county land) was changed away from county/people back to just state.
Now this snopes.com page may be BS?
I’d say Ebert gets 2 thumbs-up for being a gullible, dumb-ass.
He’s got the causation reversed. The reason Red States are red is that they have had it with crime and have adopted measures to combat it. States with low crime rates can get away with being tolerant of criminals.
In anything political, if Snopes told me the sky was blue, I’d go out and check it for myself.
You mean like that peaceful haven known as Detroit???? or Washington D.C.
I think his balcony is closed.
I'm sure Ebert's data has similar flaws or qualifications, but, always, verify before trusting!
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