Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I'm Calling the Series for the Phillies

As of this blog posting, the continued Game Five of the World Series has not yet concluded. That said, I'm calling it for the Phillies because I don't feel like working on the Web in a half hour or so. So, congratulations to the Phillies...you finally avenged Mike Schmidt (okay, he may have been on the team in 1980). Then again, he sobbed and sobbed during his retirement announcement.

Anyway, statistician Nate Silver was almost correct - he chose the Rays to go all the way. On his site FiveThirtyEight.com, Silver predicts Barack Obama to win all the necessary electoral votes. It is my personal hope that Silver isn't almost correct in that prediction.

When I was recently on Silver's site, I saw an ad for the McCain-Palin Compliance Fund, soliciting donations from supporters. After a quick Google search, apparently, this Compliance Fund is a loophole around the campaign finance laws and public funds that McCain supposedly supports - and blasted Obama over. Then again, loopholes are loopholes, and accepting "compliance funds" isn't enough to pay for network TV infomercials. (I'm in the West Coast, by the way, so I can't wait to see the Obama variety half-hour in action.)



Of course, this blog is subject to retraction, since I called the game before the game was called.

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