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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:23 PM

O The Sweet! Sweet Mother Flippin' Irony! Guess what % of vote Romney will have after CA & NY Count?

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Percent of Electorate is about to drop below 47.5% once CA and NY finish up counting... Leaving, for the History Books, Mr. Mittens with a 47% Average and President Barack Obama with a 51% Average ...........nice.



from Slate

Oh, the irony. Looks as if Mitt Romney was right to single out 47 percent of the electorate, just not quite in the same way he’d imagined.

As final vote tallies trickle in from straggler districts, Romney currently stands at 47.8 percent of the vote—and analysts predict that New York and California will eventually take that number below 47.5 percent. If that happens, history will place the final 2012 presidential vote margin at 51 percent for Obama, 47 percent for Romney.

That would be a bitter final twist for Romney, who saw his position in the polls erode after a secretly recorded video caught him telling affluent donors that 47 percent of the country would never vote for him because they are victims dependent on government entitlements. He later disavowed the comments, but then seemed to revert to them after the election, when he told top donors that Obama took the election by giving “gifts” to women and minority groups.

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Reply O The Sweet! Sweet Mother Flippin' Irony! Guess what % of vote Romney will have after CA & NY Count? (Original post)
trailmonkee Nov 2012 OP
patrice Nov 2012 #1
bluerum Nov 2012 #2
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ProSense Nov 2012 #3
Ilsa Nov 2012 #4
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #5
adieu Nov 2012 #15
longship Nov 2012 #22
bluerum Nov 2012 #33
longship Nov 2012 #35
bluerum Nov 2012 #38
adieu Dec 2012 #39
longship Dec 2012 #40
adieu Dec 2012 #41
Cha Nov 2012 #6
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #8
Cha Nov 2012 #11
RevStPatrick Nov 2012 #7
Jade Fox Nov 2012 #9
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trailmonkee Nov 2012 #10
Cha Nov 2012 #14
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2012 #18
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #20
malaise Nov 2012 #12
silhouete2 Nov 2012 #13
Fumesucker Nov 2012 #16
Bozita Nov 2012 #17
pipewrench Nov 2012 #19
Tutonic Nov 2012 #21
Major Hogwash Nov 2012 #23
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #27
Rain Mcloud Nov 2012 #24
JTG of the PRB Nov 2012 #25
Aerows Nov 2012 #26
x2 vancouverite Nov 2012 #28
hootinholler Nov 2012 #29
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #30
hootinholler Nov 2012 #31
lbrtbell Nov 2012 #32
madinmaryland Nov 2012 #34
cherish44 Nov 2012 #36
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #37

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:25 PM

1. Kickety Kickingness!!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:26 PM

2. Perhaps his total will end up being the irrational number 47.4747474747...%

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Response to bluerum (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:27 PM

3. .



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Response to bluerum (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:32 PM

4. "irrational" would be another great gift! nt

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Response to bluerum (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:33 PM

5. That is making my head explode

HAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

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Response to bluerum (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:12 PM

15. Sorry, that's a rational number

Decimals with decimal part repeating are rational numbers.

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Response to adieu (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:08 PM

22. Correct.

The decimal expansion can be expressed as an integer fraction.

What fraction is 0.4747...?

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Response to longship (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:51 PM

33. Slightly less than 1/2.

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Response to bluerum (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:07 AM

35. ROFL!

Well, it's been a while since I took Jr. High math. I can do calculus, but I have forgotten how to do this. I seem to remember that there is a method...

It's all in a fog.

You're right! Slightly less than a half.

Thanks, friend, for setting my mind at ease.

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Response to longship (Reply #35)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:22 PM

38. I remember when pocket calculators became inexpensive. I used to sit

with a Casio and take the inverse of numbers to try and calculate repeating decimals like .474747...

Anyway, it's obviously between 1/3 and 1/2. As close as I have gotten is 1/2.1062 and I have no idea how to convert that to a pure fraction with no decimal.

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Response to longship (Reply #22)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 04:14 AM

39. Here's the solution

multiply the number 0.4747... by 100 to get 47.4747...

Subtract that from the original number: 47.4747... - 0.4747... to get 47.

So, 100*(0.4747...) - 0.4747... = 99 * (0.4747...) = 47, so 0.4747... = 47/99 a rational number (ratio of two integers).

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Response to adieu (Reply #39)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:49 PM

40. Got it!

Thanks. It has been a long while since I've done that. And I used to teach HS algebra and train top students for the SAT.

It's been years, though. If you don't use it, you lose it. It really is simple.

Thanks much.

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Response to longship (Reply #40)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 12:31 AM

41. On the other hand

if you used to teach HS algebra and you haven't used this for a while, you might want to wonder why we even teach this. I think it's not a very valuable bit of knowledge. I have PhD in math, so this knowledge is pretty much ingrained in me. But for most people who don't have a PhD in math, knowing this little trick is pretty much a waste of knowledge.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:53 PM

6. Twist the bitter ironic political

knife in mittLies' back.. or fork.



http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021332785

Does anymore deserve it more?

Next to get his Just Desserts? John McCain.

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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:17 PM

8. loves me sum smirkin' mitt

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Response to trailmonkee (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:32 PM

11. Now we Can

LAUGH!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:54 PM

7. I am SO looking forward to this happening.

 

As if the man wasn't already enough of a laughing-stock...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:22 PM

9. Oh, the delicious irony.....

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:30 PM

10. .

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Response to trailmonkee (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:08 PM

14. Branded,

for life?

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Response to Cha (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:29 PM

18. "Branded! Scorned as the one who ran. What do you do when you're branded,

And you know you're a man?
And wherever you go for the rest of your life You must prove ...
You're a man!"

That's our Mittster!

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Response to Cha (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:44 PM

20. you noticed....

a not so subtle graphic huh?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:55 PM

12. Delish!!!

Freaking perfect

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:07 PM

13. That's awesome

That number will haunt Mittens in his dreams for the rest of his life.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:16 PM

16. ...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:28 PM

17. Revenge is a dish best served at 47 K

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:42 PM

19. Poetic Justice



Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Albert Einstein

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:58 PM

21. Sandy has a sister named Karma.

n/t

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:08 PM

23. We Democrats need to keep the "47%" meme going for the next 4 years.

Never let the Republicans forget it.
Don't let the phrase "47%" drop out of the political vernacular.
Keep talking about other issues, but always add that "47%" of the American voters would support our idea about it right off of the bat.
When discussing Republican tactics, weave the phrase "47%" in to the discussion, any way we can, at the start, in the middle, or at the end.
Tag everything the Republicans say from now on with "47%".


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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:48 PM

27. I am 153% in agreement!!!



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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:21 PM

24. I wonder............

 

does mittens like his crow with extra salt and eggs over hard?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:24 PM

25. The Universe works in mysterious (and sometimes hilarious) ways...

This is beyond delightful, and it really puts a beautiful cap on the election! A very fitting margin for Mittens!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:24 PM

26. He is

and always was an asshole. It truly is no surprise why he lost. He and his wife are about the most unpleasant human beings to hit the political landscape for decades. I think I like Newt and Callista more than this asshole and Ann - and that's saying something.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:34 PM

28. That's just fokking Sweet!

 

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:54 PM

29. Kind of like when Colbert did the Corespondent's Dinner...

The CNN poll results:

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:19 AM

30. I'm just freaked out that a 125,816 people actually...

Took the time out, to rate a joke on the CNN website?

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Response to trailmonkee (Reply #30)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:54 AM

31. I was freaked out at the time that that large a sample replicated the joke

Kinda poetic, like Mitt's number is.



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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:21 AM

32. And karma BITES him in the ass!

Tough being part of the 47%, isn't it, Mittens?

P.S. - Go fuck yourself.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:58 PM

34. Kicking for the 47%!!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:43 AM

36. Obama wins by 4 points but that's not a "mandate"

Bush LOSES the popular vote but is given a free pass to do whatever the hell wants by the GOP. Yep...

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Response to cherish44 (Reply #36)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 07:53 AM

37. what a joke huh?

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