December 15, 2003


Behold, the sequel to red/blue America:

Pretty, isnít it? And much easier to understand than the old red/blue model, which confusingly presented commie-hating Republican areas as red. The blue zones in this new map represent majority, or normal, America, while the splashes of urine-like yellow denote regions infiltrated by The Coalition of the Pissy. Specifically, they show where house parties are (correction: were) being organised to view Uncovered: The Whole Truth about the Iraq War.

Hit the link and run a cursor over the yellow stains to monitor the level of pissy activity in your area.

Posted by Tim Blair at December 15, 2003 10:43 PM

Oh, yes, the YELLOW color for those places holding "parties" to celebrate their lunacy is SO appropriate, for SO many reasons. :)

Only 12 or so parties being held in the Philly area, eh? Not too many houses that I have to avoid, then.

Note to MoveOn: Be sure to save this map; you'll need it next November to show the enormous areas of the country carried by George Bush in the '04 election.

Posted by: Kimberly at December 15, 2003 at 11:02 PM

Princeton, New Jersey - 6 parties. Not bad for a little itty-bitty city.

Princeton, our little local piece of California.

Posted by: dazed at December 15, 2003 at 11:23 PM

I want to know how they located Fulton, NY in south-central Georgia.

Also I find it hilarious that hippy Decatur Georgia (pop: 18000) had more parties that solidly Democratic Atlanta (somewhat more people...)

Dean sure seems to have the fringe Lefty vote locked up.

Posted by: MattJ at December 15, 2003 at 11:41 PM

"As a metrosexual, I would prefer a softer blue as a backdrop to the yellow, as the current contrast in colors just doesn't work." -- Howard Dean

Posted by: Jerry at December 16, 2003 at 12:49 AM

Ha! My fair city has zero, zilch, nada!!!

One party to the south. One party to the west.


Posted by: Lunacy at December 16, 2003 at 12:57 AM

That is the funniest thing I've read on a blog in a long, long time. I now have a Dean supporting region in my pants.

Posted by: Adam at December 16, 2003 at 01:02 AM

Hmmm. I can't directly find out how many parties we're having, since I don't have Flash enabled on this computer. But from your figure I note that, for the 4th largest city in the US, Houston seems awfully small. Someone should tell the Houston Chronicle; I've often thought it had wandered into the wrong city. Problem is, where is our real newspaper? San Francisco?

Posted by: Angie Schultz at December 16, 2003 at 01:02 AM

Don't you love how the Lefties decry Bush for using simplistic terms like "evil," then call their documentaries grade-school level things like "The Whole Truth About the Iraq War"?

Posted by: Mike G at December 16, 2003 at 01:08 AM

Next week, a doctor with a flashlight will show us where they got the information for this documentary.

Posted by: Ken Summers at December 16, 2003 at 01:31 AM

Apologies to Scott Adams for that last comment.

Posted by: Ken Summers at December 16, 2003 at 01:32 AM

hehehe, chicago trails with only 5 parties for 8+ mln people. not bad, for my taste.

Posted by: NAZ at December 16, 2003 at 01:46 AM

Those sound like really fun parties. I checked the ones in my area and some posted pictures. Not a look in the bunch. Just a lot of aging hippies with a few of their spawn.

Posted by: LB at December 16, 2003 at 01:53 AM

Yes, we're very afraid of all the hooved animals who'll be supporting President Yellowpants. Do a population density map & it'll match up quite well. I'm delighted with our chances of being able to say "get over it." Btw, Lyndon Baines, there's nary an aging hippie at our perties in Mass.--just some of Albion's seed tired of cracker rule.

Posted by: Robert Young at December 16, 2003 at 02:19 AM

I am incredibly proud of my birth state, Illinois. With a population approaching 12,000,000 they held only 15 total parties. All but one in the Chicato area. Even college towns like DeKalb (Northern Illinois), Carbondale (Southern Illinois) and Champaign-Urbana (Univ of Illinois) didn't have parties. Keep the Chief. Go Illini!!

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at December 16, 2003 at 03:13 AM

There's only one party planned so far in the whole Upper Peninsula of Michigan. God bless dem Yoopers!

Posted by: Guy T. at December 16, 2003 at 03:15 AM

Ack!! It's better than I thought. Those Moveon morons managed to get St. Louis and St. Charles Missoure listed on the Illinois side. It's only 11!. Downstate rules!! Hoo Hoo! (With appropriate apologies to NAZ if necessary.)

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at December 16, 2003 at 03:17 AM

"Albion's seed tired of cracker rule"

Fascinating comment, Dr. Welby. "Boston bluebloods" looking down on the unwashed masses(none o' them damn Southern Europe'ns or, God forbid, black or brown folks in your group, eh doc?). BTW, how are the Cabots these days? Oops, I forgot. They don't talk to you, do they?

One almost hesitates to point out that Bush is also "Albion's seed", reared in Texas but from a New England family. For that matter, most "crackers" are also of British descent, including those crackers in the KKK.

Posted by: Ken Summers at December 16, 2003 at 03:28 AM

That looks just like the map of my T-mobile coverage!

(The implications are deeply disturbing....)

Posted by: Eric Scheie at December 16, 2003 at 04:10 AM

Thank you Tim. We don't take kindly to the Pissy here in Dallas - I appreciate you alerting us to their presence in our midst.

We redneck, knuckle-dragging Texans know how to keep the vermin population down.


Posted by: Rick Stinson at December 16, 2003 at 05:11 AM

Seattle = 53 parties. Of course that is to be expected as it is the home of U.S Congressman Jim McDermott (D-Tikrit).

Posted by: David Crawford at December 16, 2003 at 05:47 AM

"Albion's seed tired of cracker rule"

Mr. Young, I'm sorry to inform you - it says right here in my 2003 Burpee catalog that Albion has produced nothing but sterile strains for over forty growing seasons now. But I wouldn't completely despair if I were you - greedy agribusiness is making some wonderful breakthroughs in genetic modification of seeds.

Posted by: E.A. at December 16, 2003 at 06:39 AM

Something's got to be done about Austin. It's suffering from uremia.

Posted by: Donnah at December 16, 2003 at 07:01 AM

Sounds like they're not to confident in themselves. Their Intro text lays claim to "1000's of people will gather to see the tape". Whoopee!

There are 270 million people in the country. My $3 calculator doesn't figure percentages that low.

Posted by: Wallace at December 16, 2003 at 07:57 AM

Oh my god. I just clicked on the Florida portion. Those people all look so fucking bored out of their skulls -- most of the parties look like those special previews of hell called the "academic get-together." There is one buxom Latina-Goth girl in one of the shots who looks a little livelier, but it's in Miami after all.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at December 16, 2003 at 10:07 AM

Dean's single largest amount of contributions in the United States, by zip code, comes from the 10021 zone, which is the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Bush's single largest amount of contributions in the United States, by zip code comes from ... the 10021 zone of the Upper East Side of Manhattan, except that in the most recent reports, Bush's fundraising total from there was about four times that of Dean's.

What that means -- aside fron the fact there are a lot of really, really rich people in the 10021 zip code -- is that even while Howard's strongest area's come from places like New York that are traditionally liberal, there are still a lot of people even in those enclaves that haven't jumped aboard the Burlington battler's express train to the White House yet.

Posted by: John at December 16, 2003 at 10:29 AM

Jorge and Naz,

Being a suburban Chicago product, the city's representation doesn't surprise me.

An an undergraduate of Southern Illinois University--an anti Viet Nam bastion in the 70's. I should know, I attended at that time--does.

Great to see the change. For the better.

Posted by: joe at December 16, 2003 at 10:37 AM

Whew! Not too many of them in my state. Though I always figured their number was low. Not too many people can be expected to gulp down that 'it's our run for office' that I have seen some of them post about Dean's campaign. LOL They are good for humor, I will give them that.

Posted by: Thom at December 16, 2003 at 02:37 PM


Liberals and lefties always like to cuddle up to old money and enjoy the trappings of capitalism while decrying it from the nice ivory tower built by others.


Posted by: ilibcc at December 16, 2003 at 03:52 PM

Ah, leave it to MoveOn to symbolize their agenda with big yellow stains. Also, judging from most of the pictures, the buxon Latin goth girl Andrea spotted notwithstanding, the Coalition of the Pissy looks like it's also the Coalition of the Gringos.

Posted by: Matthew Stinson at December 16, 2003 at 04:15 PM

The 'typical characteristics' of the blue/yellow v the red are a bit screwed up.

The Yellows are supposed to be Jewish and Pro-Palestine and pro-choice.

My local orthodox rabbi is Jewish, but definitely pro-Israel and pro-Life.

Posted by: Peggy Sue at December 16, 2003 at 05:16 PM

Yeah baby!!! Not a single one in my state (ND)!

Posted by: Mike at December 17, 2003 at 04:08 AM