And over at "Dust My Broom," Blogging Tory Darcey ponders deep thoughts:
The CBC is using the Facebook platform for an informal poll where Canadians are invited to post their hope for the future. The current top wishes from the Great Canadian Wish List:
1. Abolish Abortion in Canada ...
Just a silly poll but what if Canadians actually do want limits on abortions, ...
An excellent question, which might inspire someone who actually cares about the answer to go hunting for it. Oh, look (emphasis tail-waggingly added):
- In a poll conducted by the National Post in November 2002, 78% of respondents answered "yes" to the question: "Should women have complete freedom on their decision to have an abortion?"...
- In a Gallup Canada poll taken April 2005, 52% of respondents say they would like to see Canadian abortion laws "remain the same," 20% say they would like the laws to be "less strict," while 24% say they would like the laws to be "more strict."
Tune in next week when Darcey muses out loud, "I wonder if there's really any evidence for that evolution stuff. If only there was somewhere I could go to find out."
YOU KEEP USING THAT WORD "POLL" ... Perhaps the funniest atrocity regarding that post at Darcey's is the incessant (and is there any other wingnut kind?) whining about how us leftists refuse to accept the results of "polls" with which we disagree, as if a publicly-freeped survey with no quality controls on it whatsoever constituted a valid "poll."
Using the same logic, I've gone back through a number of my previous blog posts, tallied the comments and found out that I am, in fact, correct 96.5 per cent of the time, based on a thoroughly-contrived statistical analysis of my commenters, most of whom appear to agree with me.
OK, maybe there's something to this "poll" stuff after all. And if I say so, it must be true since, apparently, I'm hardly ever wrong.