earlier this week there was a “congressional hearing” to review services provided by planned parenthood. republican representative jason chaffetz of utah who chairs the house committee on oversight and government reform presented the following slide:
chaffetz explained the slide with this:
“well, it is the reduction over the course of years — in pink, that’s the reduction in the breast exams — and the red is the increase in the abortions. that’s what’s going on in the organization.”
take a look at the slide carefully and see if you see anything wrong with it.
charles gaba fixed the slide so that it 1) not only had the correct data, but 2) accurately reflected the scale of the numbers presented (the original slide has the number of abortions crossing screening services even when the total 327,000 < 935,573):
i think the chair of the house committee on oversight and government reform should go after the ass clown who tried to present this slide as representative facts – oh right, it was the chair of the house committee on oversight and government reform who presented the slide…
i don’t know why anyone is a fan of fantasy football – let alone it is a craze.
my first experience with it was to keep in touch with friends over seas. keeping in contact was fun, playing fantasy football was not.
my second and current experience is to play with our neighborhood. again, i enjoy some smack talk with the neighbors but i’m not really enjoying the fantasy.
i might like it more if the automated draft hadn’t decided to pick three ineligible players for my team during the first three rounds, and no quarterback until the fifth round after all the quality quarterbacks were gone.
this week my opponent’s active roster crushed mine and they had more points on the bench than my active + bench combined… never mind they never adjusted their roster and didn’t even know if their starters were healthy and playing.
our son started middle school this year and last night was the beginning of the year open house.
one of his teachers had this to say –
i used to teach high school, but decided i wanted to be a part of a child’s life at this important and dynamic time. i thought to myself ‘if only i had known anakin skywalker when he was in middle school, i could have saved the universe a lot of trouble’
i’m not saying my son is anakin skywalker – rather, i’m glad to see someone at the school who understands that learning is a full contact sport.