Friday, May 29, 2009

Today's sign off from Rush.

Always to be one to let the truth bend itself (if he's not going to be around to bend it himself that is) Rush signed off today's broadcast with the revelation that dealerships closing are politically motivated. Nothing is really new in the whining there.

However, Rush's sign-off tried to add authority where there was none. After gaspingly declaring the Barney Frank is demanding to know how the decisions are being made. Rush did note that Chrysler stated it was company algorithms that chose which dealerships to close.

But Rush has the ultimate authority on the truth for this story: "Lawyers for the dealerships say it is the White House who is making the decisions. Ask the White House Mr. Frank."

Seriously? The lawyers for the people who are, rightly so, upset for losing their business were given inside information.

Of course, Rush himself has a very low opinion of his audience's intelligence so it's no surprise he would leave this little gem out there to take over the weekend. He knows that before Saturday night legions of "dittoheads" will be quoting this as fact.

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Some interesting thing I've found at

Overall, 88 percent of the contributions from car dealers went to Republican candidates and just 12 percent to Democratic candidates. By comparison, the list of dealers on Doug Ross's list (which I haven't vetted, but I assume is fine) gave 92 percent of their money to Republicans -- not really a significant difference.

There's no conspiracy here, folks -- just some bad math.

For all of you who don't know is a STATISTICAL website, not a political one. The guy who founded it is a statistical genius who used to work for major league baseball teams.

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