New Customers

26 03 2015



These are new HIV infections in 2010, and raw numbers, not rates.  Imagine how this graph would look in the 13-24 and 25-34 age ranges if this measured rates.

What’s also curious is that the number of blacks drops with each increasing age category step while with whites, it seems more like a bell curve.   If I had more time right now, I’d put some brain power behind trying to figure out why.  Then again, maybe you could help me?


Some Kind of Town, Palatine Is

5 02 2015

Palatine, Illinois

Measles hits the KinderCare in Palatine. 

First off, I want to snicker, because I call the Lieutenant Governor of Missouri Peter Kindercare.

Anyway, I looked up Palatine in general, and the KinderCare’s address, on NYT Census Explorer.  And it has a significant percentage of Hispanics in some census tracts but it’s not heavily Hispanic.  I then checked Palatine’s page on the online encyclopedia of questionable credibility, and it indicated that Palatine’s average household income is around $63k, okay but not rich, so it’s probably not where the high fallutin’ anti-vaccine white gentry left wing in Chicago lives.

It’s got to be something.

Wish Upon a Dark Star

4 02 2015


When I finally get my wish, and one of of the self-styled Presidential candidates finally hooks the I-word to the measles outbreak, it turns out to be…

V-Word and I-Word

3 02 2015

Anaheim, California

Why is everyone so hot to blame the genesis of the measles outbreak on anti-vaccination parents?  (Who are mostly of the left wing, in case the media propaganda of the last few days has you confused).

I think there’s a better but more taboo explanation.  Here’s a hint:  The big states for the outbreak are CA, AZ, UT, WA, OR and CO.

There’s No Trophy For Second Place

17 12 2014

St. Louis City


St. Louis ranks #1 for chlamydia and #2 for gonorrhea in nation

A new federal report shows St. Louis had the highest rate of chlamydia among major US cities last year. The city also had the second-highest rate of gonorrhea infections.

What’s with this second place in gonorrhea bullshit?  Quit laying down on the job.  Errr, I have to walk that back…laying down is integral to the spread of STDs, so do lay down on the job.

This excuse from City Hall will sound very familiar:

The City of St. Louis says the CDC data is confusing.  They point out that just like crime data the City of St. Louis is listed as a stand-alone county.  They say this skews the numbers.

“St. Louis and Baltimore are the only cities not within a county therefore ranking St. Louis City in comparison to all others in the CDC report is comparing apples to oranges.” said  City of St. Louis Department of Health Director Pam Walker in a statement to the media.

But this STD study is not a ranking of counties, it’s a ranking of cities.  Even if St. Louis and Baltimore were part of the eponymous counties respectively that they both used to be part of, they would still rank highly in STD and crime rankings that rank cities.  New York City is one city, but each of its five boroughs is its own county.  So New York’s STD rate is also the combined rate of five different counties.  While almost all of Kansas City, Missouri that matters is in Jackson County, the city is incorporated in parts of four different counties, but not all of those four counties are in Kansas City’s city limits.  KCMO’s STD and crime rates are only for KCMO the municipality, not for all of Jackson, Clay, Cass and Platte Counties combined.  (Incidentally, when the Secretary of State reports election results for Kansas City and suburban Jackson County separately, the Kansas City results are only for KCMO within Jackson County, not counting KCMO’s parts in the other three counties.)

But we all know how they’re going to squirm out of that:  Just as St. Louis City and St. Louis County will soon jointly report crime stats, in order to hide black dysfunction behind a bunch of white people, they’ll probably also do the same for STD statistics.

Gruber Goober

14 11 2014


The conga line of Jonathan Gruber videos coming out on almost a daily basis has another political casualty that hardly anyone is talking about:

Mitt Romney.

I’d be happy about that, but then I have to turn my smile upside down when I realize that that which hurts Romney helps Jeb Bush.


This needs some explanation.

Barack Obama is the political equivalent of what accountants call a “sunk cost.”  The Goober Gruber Affair will hurt Obama among people, but those people (like me and most of you) never thought much of Obama to begin with.  This will not hurt Obama among his true believer cultists, nor will it hurt him among the low information undertow.  I don’t think Obama’s approval rating can get much lower than the high thirties, because that’s the percent of people who will either directly approve of him or be too scared to put on the notion that they don’t.

Meanwhile, this does take all the wind out of Romney’s 2016 sails.


10 11 2014


He also helped design RomneyCare, as in Mitt Romney, as in the two-time failure who wants to run again.


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