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Partisanship of MLB fans

More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/03/29/the-reddest-baseball-fanbase-by-our-estimate-its-the-reds/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.e87f0547b24a

We pride ourselves, as Americans, on the idea that we root for the underdog. We don’t want the Patriots to win; we want the Eagles. We don’t want Cobra Kai to win; we want Daniel to do that swan-kick thing. And we say we don’t want the Yankees to win their 200th World Series — but, tragically, we do. Deep in our American hearts, it seems, we want the rich unsympathetic bullies to continue their baseball dominance. Deep inside our American spirit, there’s a murky shadow.

Anyway, we took that Facebook data and did politics to it.

Here was our thinking: What if we took the county-level baseball fan data and compared that to county-level 2016 election results? In theory it would allow us to see the places that were both most supportive of particular teams and most supportive of individual candidates. It isn’t perfect: We basically applied the percentage of fans of each team in a county to the number of votes cast for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and third-party candidates in each place. But overall, the results are clearly representative.

We begin at the 10,000-foot level. Here is each team, represented by a pie chart showing the total number of voters favoring each team (the size of the pie) and the split of votes among those fans (the pie slices).


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Lazy bum

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Tomi Lahren: You Can't Impeach Trump Because He Won The Election

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"Dozens at Facebook Unite to Challenge Its 'Intolerant' Liberal Culture"

More: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/28/technology/inside-facebook-employees-political-bias.html
SAN FRANCISCO — The post went up quietly on Facebook’s internal message board last week. Titled “We Have a Problem With Political Diversity,” it quickly took off inside the social network.

“We are a political monoculture that’s intolerant of different views,” Brian Amerige, a senior Facebook engineer, wrote in the post, which was obtained by The New York Times. “We claim to welcome all perspectives, but are quick to attack — often in mobs — anyone who presents a view that appears to be in opposition to left-leaning ideology.”

Since the post went up, more than 100 Facebook employees have joined Mr. Amerige to form an online group called FB’ers for Political Diversity, according to two people who viewed the group’s page and who were not authorized to speak publicly. The aim of the initiative, according to Mr. Amerige’s memo, is to create a space for ideological diversity within the company.

The new group has upset other Facebook employees, who said its online posts were offensive to minorities. One engineer, who declined to be identified for fear of retaliation, said several people had lodged complaints with their managers about FB’ers for Political Diversity and were told that it had not broken any company rules.

Sarah Palin feels "betrayed"

https://twitter.com/SarahPalinUSA/status/1033212987358806016?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fpoliticaloasis.freeforums.net%2Fthread%2F16655%2Fsarah-palin-feels-betrayed

"Trumpspeak"

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"Both parties are corrupt", they say

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Got this recent Hamburglar-in-Chief rally pic from a FB friend:

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The Trumpanzees had better not ever wrap themselves in the American flag or accuse the rest of us of being "un-American" after all of this.

MAGA hat-wearing kid gets PSA & hat slammed down

https://twitter.com/MrJeromeTrammel/status/1021024811114516485?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fpoliticaloasis.freeforums.net%2Fthread%2F16103%2Fmaga-hat-wearing-gets-slammed%3Fpage%3D1

"Davis in Desperate Gambler Mode"

More: https://m.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/davis-in-desperate-gambler-mode/Content?oid=12239076

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is being praised in some circles for “acting decisively” in firing head coach Jack Del Rio moments after Sunday’s loss to the Chargers ended a disappointing 6-10 season.

Let’s call it for what it is: an act of desperation from an overleveraged owner with an astonishing lack of business acumen and a major case of buyer’s remorse.

If Davis moves his $2.4 billion franchise to Las Vegas under the current financial terms, he just might lose the team one day if he’s unable to pay off the huge debt he’s taking on. And judging by the moves Davis made last weekend, nobody is more aware of this alarming possibility than him.

The NFL’s army of blowhard pundits have already begun talking up Jon Gruden’s football expertise as the Raiders’ possible new head coach. But they’re missing the larger point. Davis’ abrupt and classless pink slip — delivered to Del Rio before he’d even held his postgame press conference — was made in the board room, not the film room. It was all about money, not football.
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