Math-y Bernie and Stanford

Workout notes: weight, 186. eek!
pull ups: 5 sets of 10 (ok), rotator cuff
bench press: 10 x 135, 5 x 185 (strong), 8 x 170
incline press: 10 x 135
military press (dumbbell): 2 sets of 12 x 50 seated, supported, 10 x 40 standing
rows: 3 sets of 10 x 50
twist crunch: 2 sets of 12
yoga leg lifts: 2 sets of 10
moving bridge
side plank 30 seconds, front 30 seconds

Swim: 500 free, 10 x 25 3g/5g, 25 swim (fins), 8 x 50 (side/free), 100 pull, 100 free, 100 pull, 100 of fly/free

Math: yes, the delegate math works against Sanders (though he will probably win Wisconsin by 5-10 points) but not catch up enough on delegates. Yes, he has run an excellent campaign:

The first thing to say is that it’s still very unlikely that Sanders can win the nomination. Don’t tell me about national polls (and cherry-pick the polls that show your guy getting close); at this point it’s all about delegate counts, where Clinton has a substantial lead with the voting more than half over. The Times’s Upshot has a nice calculator that takes account of what we know about demographic factors – Sanders does well in very white states and in caucuses, not so much elsewhere – and lets you experiment with various overall leads in what remains of the race. To overtake Clinton in pledged delegates, Sanders would need to win by about a 13 point margin from here on in […]

at this point it’s something like a 90 percent probability that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee. Anyone denying that arithmetic is basically pulling a con job on Sanders supporters.

So what does that say about appropriate behavior on the part of her rival? Two things, I’d argue.

First, the Sanders campaign needs to stop feeding the right-wing disinformation machine. Engaging in innuendo suggesting, without evidence, that Clinton is corrupt is, at this point, basically campaigning on behalf of the RNC. If Sanders really believes, as he says, that it’s all-important to keep the White House out of Republican hands, he should stop all that – and tell his staff to stop it too.

Second, it’s time for Sanders to engage in some citizenship. The presidency isn’t the only office on the line; down-ballot races for the Senate and even the House are going to be crucial. Clinton has been raising money for other races; Sanders hasn’t, and is still being evasive on whether he will ever do so. Not acceptable.

And speaking of math, get a load of some April Fool’s demands made on the Stanford math department. (all in good fun)


April 2, 2016 - Posted by | humor, politics, politics/social, social/political, swimming, weight training |

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