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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Destroying Angel's Election Prediction

 Axiom 1:    Most people realize that pollsters put respondents' preferences into a database.

Axiom 2:    As a result, because they don't want retaliation from biased media, high-tech, bad guys in general, etc., a large number of Trump supporters actually lie to pollsters.

Axiom 3:    Conservatively, Destroying Angel predicts that at least 10% of Trump supporters will tell pollsters they support Joe Biden.

Net-net:    Take whatever poll you want and subtract 5% from Biden and add 5% to Trump.


Hence, even the most pessimistic Trump polls are, in reality, predictions for a resounding Trump victory on November 3, 2020.

I figured I'd post this in advance of the elections, just to have it in writing and out there. If pollsters want to pull their industry out of the crapper, they should take those names and phone numbers from their database of Biden supporters, select a truly random sample, and send people out to the respondents' homes for a personal interview. This should be the NEW BEST PRACTICES for future political polling.

Taman Shud.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Enough of this Republican National Committee Email already!

 


Yesterday alone, I received 61 fund-raising emails from people representing the Republican National Committee. Luckily, over this election season I have 33 filters on my email that dump these into my junk folder. Yes, I could have "unsubscribed" to these, but I thought I'd get an idea of effective political solicitation subject lines. I'll leave that exercise up to the reader. In the meantime, damn but I'll be glad when this election is over. My wife asked me when I was going to turn on the Christmas lights around our house. She said, "On your birthday?" I said no, I'll be turning them on the day after the freaking election.

Selah.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Winner of the 1st-place Golden Quill award

 


I have four stories in this award-winning anthology, one of which predicts Salesforce's Marc Benioff will become President of the United States. Another stars Woody Harrelson in a redux of The Devil and Daniel Webster titled (duh) The Devil and Woody Harrelson. Add to that a first-contact story and wrap it up with an immortal being who plays a really mean guitar, and you have four cool stories. Check out Cresting The Sun on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cresting-Sun-Brian-C-Hailes-ebook/dp/B082QMFJ2C

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Hacking buying a tux: Have a Zoom wedding!


Yesterday, our granddaughter got married. Only parents and siblings attended in person. The rest of us got to Zoom in. Hey, I didn't have to get out my tux and iron that frilled shirt!