Misrepresenting Statistics

This graphic popped up in my Twitter feed a while back.  The “shock and grab” headline really annoyed me.  It makes it sound like all these rapes are committed and nothing gets done about it because, I don’t know, reasons. 

I look at these numbers and what goes through my mind is that unless and until these rapes are convictions, they are alleged.  Period. 

Right out of the gate, 690 aren’t even reported, apparently, so obviously even the alleged victims didn’t make the effort to report the incidents so how can you even claim these rapes occurred?  Hearsay?  If that’s all it takes, then Jeff Bezos owes me about 50B.  Because I said so, that’s why.  What?  That’s all “survivors” need, right?  This whole “thousand” number looks made up.  No reports, no evidence, nothing. 

Of the 310 that are reported, 57 of those lead to arrest.  So, that means the cops have investigated, and found 253 lacking enough evidence to arrest.  There simply wasn’t enough there to facilitate an arrest, including identifying information about the alleged perpetrator.  Such a case occurred in my complex just last year.  But at least they were reported so if more evidence turns up in the future, there is a greater chance of a trial.

Of those 57, prosecutors decided not prosecute 46 of them.  This is generally because they, or a grand jury, didn’t feel there was enough evidence to convict. 

Of the 11 remaining that went to trial, 6 were convicted and incarcerated. 

Do you know what this means?  It means that over half of all rape trials lead to incarcerations.  MORE THAN HALF.  If your rape case goes to trial, you have better than a 50/50 chance of winning! 

Do unreported rapes happen?  Of course they do.  But you can’t just go in and destroy someone’s life without evidence.  That makes you no better than the alleged rapist you claim to be against.  Better a guilty man go free than an innocent man get convicted, is how our justice system was supposed to work. 

It’s also true that people lie.  Many even lie about being raped.

If you’ve been raped, you need to report it.  It is absolutely true there will be no future conviction of your perpetrator at all if you don’t. 

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Michelle Malkin: The TRUTH About FALSE Rape Allegations

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Gun Violence in Chicago

So, they are saying that gun violence in Chicago has been on the decline for 15 months in a row now.

Gun Violence in Chicago on the Decline for the 15th Month in a Row – Maggionews

Did something happen around then that might be a contributing factor?

Let’s see.

Time since Trump’s inauguration … 16 mos.

Hmmm.

People working don’t have time to kill one another, it would seem.

I’m just sayin’. 

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Romney: Jeffress wrong man to give Jerusalem embassy prayer | Fox News

 

Romney said, “Robert Jeffress says ‘you can’t be saved by being a Jew,’ and ‘Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell.’ He’s said the same about Islam.”

Romney: Jeffress wrong man to give Jerusalem embassy prayer | Fox News

Oh good grief, Romney, what an a$$hole you are!  Jeffress is no more a bigot than you!  How many non-Mormons will make it to Kolob?  Hmm?

How many non-Muslims will make it to Paradise?

Even orthodox Judaism believes non-Jews won’t make it to Heaven!

As an alliance between Israel and that nation founded through Christianity (America in case you’re unaware), Jeffress is the just fine for this particular job.  It is Christians who are particularly pleased about the Embassy being finally moved to its rightful place in Jerusalem. 

Now please hold your tongue until you’re called on!

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Planets?

A different planet?  Indeed. 

My “planet” is called Reality, and it is surrounded with rings, called History.

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Antifa Applauds Speech of Hitler Quotes

Kinda funny, but not, at the same time.  There is video.  ~Ness

But most importantly, the Left has always identified fascism as capitalism taken to some extreme.

Which is insane. Mussolini was a Leftist. Fascism was a variation of socialism that still required totalitarian central control of the economy. Fascism is a leftist ideology. Free markets and limited government power and “life, liberty, and property” don’t mesh too well with fascism.

But so-called “anti-fascists” don’t comprehend that, so they label everything they dislike as fascist, and they are literally textbook fascists. Watch them reenact the Brown Shirts’ greatest hits by burning buildings every time someone disagrees with them.

Antifa Applauds Speech of Hitler Quotes

The Trouble For Trump

I saw this headline and had to laugh.  Ironically, but still a laugh, of sorts.

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The media have reached a turning point in covering Donald Trump. He may not survive it. – The Washington Post

Wow, you’d think someone might have predicted this was going to happen.  Oh wait.  Someone did.

Even the media kisses his ass, because he brings in ratings.  He’s so vitriolic they never know what he’s going to do next to keep things stirred up, and they love that.  If he does manage to get the Republican nomination though, they’ll eat him alive, because he’s not fully a Liberal – I mean, in pretty much everything but name, but the Party matters to them, and he’d be running against the anointed [whoever gets the Democratic nomination].  At that point, they’d finally get around to vetting him, you can be sure.

It’s no secret that I’m not a Trump fan.  That being said, the notion that anyone could in good conscience vote for Hillary Clinton is appalling to me.  It makes me throw up in my mouth a little.  This woman is so corrupt and proud of it.  Trump may not be ideal, but my gosh, Hillary Clinton is so vile and beneath contempt that there’s no comparison at all.  It sickens me that the “media” thinks no one else can see their double standard, their complete disregard for truth, or their biases.  They like to think themselves qualified to vet a candidate when they bury facts about their candidate of choice.  In their mind, lies justify the ends, so it’s okay.  They aren’t qualified to vet piles of feces, let alone candidates for the Presidency of the United States.

 

Plenty of presidential candidates have had shady doings in their pasts, but can you think of anything that compares to Trump University?

Uh, hello?  Are you kidding me?  I assume you’ve never heard of Benghazi?!  People DIED there!  That’s just one, and it makes Trump University look like a preschool playground.  Do some research media!  The history of corruption surrounding Clinton is a long one.  She’d be in jail now if you’d been doing your job

 

That kind of on-the-fly fact-checking is unusual, but Trump necessitates it because he tells such a spectacularly large number of lies. He also enables it because those lies are often repeated and obvious. So we’re beginning to see those corrections appear right in the body of stories: the reporter relays what Trump said, and notes immediately that it’s false.

Good grief, Hillary makes her living on lies, has been fired from jobs for unethical violations which included lying, and you people don’t even mention this!  Let me guess, your “fact checking” only applies to the candidate(s) not on the Democrat ticket?

 

Trump has shown the press that the best way to do it is to cover him like every candidate should be covered. That means not just planting a camera at his rallies and marveling at how nuts it all is, but doing the work to fully vet his background, correcting his lies as swiftly and surely as they can, exploring what a Trump presidency would actually mean, and generally doing their jobs

If you people were doing your jobs, you’d have vetted Hillary a long time ago, and she would not be on the Democratic ticket now.  Why don’t you cover her “like every candidate should be covered”?  Oh, sorry, I couldn’t hear you over the sound of your double standard screaming nah nah nahnahnah with its fingers in its ears. 

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The Trouble With Trump

Trump is pretty popular around the Right, right now.  I don’t know why.  One of my dearest friends is a big fan, and for the life of me, I don’t get it.  Now, it’s not going to stop me from loving my friend just because we have differing viewpoints of a candidate.  I don’t have to agree with people on every blessed thing to love them or be their friend.  Commonality would be great, but it doesn’t always happen, and that’s okay.  That’s why God made chocolate and vanilla, right?  Smile

Perhaps you, dear Reader, are a Trump supporter, too.  Please know my intent here isn’t to offend anyone, just to explain why I can’t support Trump.  You may love him, I get that; but I don’t, and here’s why.

[no, no, let me tell you how I really feel]

He flip-flops on everything, including immigration.  He has no consistency.  He bullies people, he lies, he’s too egotistical, he has tantrums and blames everyone and anyone else when he doesn’t get his way. 

Those are not not NOT the hallmarks of a strong leader. 

Those are the hallmarks of a toddler. 

(Gosh, he reminds me  of Obama when I write that.)

Speaking of Obama, it’s very troubling to me to see the same kinds of response to Trump that Obama got.  The adulation, the “he’s going to save us!” mentality, the attacks on others if they don’t also adore him, etc.  Frankly, I am kind of amazed that the ones who so decried that kind of treatment of Obama don’t seem to see it pertaining to Trump.  Even the media kisses his ass, because he brings in ratings.  He’s so vitriolic they never know what he’s going to do next to keep things stirred up, and they love that.  If he does manage to get the Republican nomination though, they’ll eat him alive, because he’s not fully a Liberal – I mean, in pretty much everything but name, but the Party matters to them, and he’d be running against the anointed [whoever gets the Democratic nomination].  At that point, they’d finally get around to vetting him, you can be sure. 

Trump has never displayed any Conservative values, or behavioral history of consistency in regards to Conservative values.  Just because he says something today doesn’t mean he’ll agree with his own damn self tomorrow. 

I thought you wanted someone who wasn’t like Obama?

I thought you wanted someone Conservative?

I thought you wanted someone with a proven track record?

Trumps only track record is that of inconsistency. 

Everyone wants to claim he’s such a great businessman, but I wonder, how great a businessman would he be if he hadn’t inherited it?  And maybe it’s just me, but a few bankruptcies don’t make for that great a businessman.

He’s supported Hillary Clinton, and other Democrats.

Yes, I confess, I’m a little passionate about this, and I’ve been holding it in for a while. 

Okay!  A lot passionate!  *sigh* 

I suppose I should be allowed to express my thoughts on my own blog, right?

There was another time when the Republican Party was pretty fractured.  Back when the one who was supposed to carry on the Reagan Torch didn’t do the job he was elected to do and threw that Torch away.  “Read my lips, no new taxes!” he vowed, then proceed to break that vow, in spades. 

During that election cycle, along came a billionaire businessman, who promised that he could run the country like a business and make our economy great again.  He appealed to the capitalist heart and soul of America, which, in and of itself is a beautiful thing – that capitalist soul.  People are way more generous to others when they have jobs and feel wealthy. But I digress.

This businessman was very divisive.  He made a lot of Republicans mad at other Republicans.  It became a matter of were we going to continue embracing the “no-new-taxes liar” or were we going to embrace the “non-political businessman”?  He made all kinds of accusations against the Republicans, but none really against the Democrat Party platform.  He shifted the focus, you see, into a specific issue.   A very divisive issue, and that split the Republican vote, and Bill Clinton became President with 60% of the country voting against him. 

Sound familiar? 

It feels very much like “here we go again,” even down to the other candidate being a Clinton.  Talk about history repeating itself!

Do you really think I could support anyone who’s supported the Clintons?! 

Or Rangel, or Reid?  Yikes! 

A president needs to be about more than a single issue.   A president is supposed to be about leading the nation.  A President should express why his ideals, his party’s ideals, are better than the opposition’s.  A President ought to have some idea of what he wants to do to bring those ideals into actuality, and how he plans to do it.

Trump, in my opinion, is mostly about Trump, and not about America.  Trump doesn’t have any consistent ideals, at least, not any that aren’t about him.  Sure, Trump is great – just ask him, he’ll tell you!

How can I put this?  Trump is too busy, personally (and childishly) attacking other Republicans, and not any Democrat positions on any issues.  If he were really running for President, and not a popularity contest, he wouldn’t be attacking the other people in his currently-claimed party.  The real opponent in a political contest is the other party – that’s what you go after, not the ones on your own team. 

Trump isn’t talking about Republican Things.  And he has never, ever, apparently, supported Conservative candidates or causes.  He’s more “establishment Republican” than the Establishment Republicans that the grassroots claim to be against!  He’s not even a little Conservative.  He’s not Conservative at all, on any level.

Even he can’t tell the difference between himself and a socialist!  MSNBC Anchor Asks Donald Trump A Trick Question, Watch How He Answers It – Patriot Update  Doesn’t that tell you anything?!

And that’s basically why I can’t support Trump.

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