Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Edstrom Annual Christmas Deer

Above is the deer that was in my next door neighbor, Rick Allen's trash about ten years ago.  I pulled it out of his trash and mounted it to my oldest son's 1994 Ford Taurus (below) before school and put the red duct tape on its nose since it was Christmas.  John did not think it was funny.  I thought it was hilarious :-)

That weekend I decided to build a deer around the head.  It has now been declared an Ashburn historical landmark.  It is not unusual to have 200 to 300 cars come by every hour from sundown to sunrise to look at the Edstrom deer during the Christmas holiday.  The neighbors have gone from complaining about that "damn deer" to "hey, when's the deer coming out Dave?"

Shocking! Fixed Noise Viewers Are MOST Misinformed!

This is absolutely shocking to me that regular viewers of Fixed Noise (Fox News) are the MOST misinformed of any viewer! :-)   Friends don't let friends watch Fixed Noise.   Parents should keep their kids away from Fixed Noise as well unless raising misinformed idiots is the mom or dad's goal.  If you have watch Fox News, watch Shepard Smith.  He seems to be at least close to fair and balanced.  Below is from World Public Opinion on the UMD report.

"Those who watched Fox News almost daily were significantly more likely than those who never watched it to believe that:

  • most economists estimate the stimulus caused job losses (12 points more likely), 
  • most economists have estimated the health care law will worsen the deficit (31 points), 
  • the economy is getting worse (26 points), 
  • most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring (30 points), 
  • the stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts (14 points), 
  • their own income taxes have gone up (14 points),
  • the auto bailout only occurred under Obama (13 points), 
  • when TARP came up for a vote most Republicans opposed it (12 points) 
  • and that it is not clear that Obama was born in the United States (31 points). 
The effect was also not simply a function of partisan bias, as people who voted Democratic and watched Fox News were also more likely to have such misinformation than those who did not watch it--though by a lesser margin than those who voted Republican."

So,  how does Fixed Noise react to this?  Fixed Noise attacks University of Maryland - ALL of UMD.   There you go Fox, attack the messenger who brings you the truth....