Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sortatistics

When Planet Moron is good, he is really, really, really good.

The title of this post was stolen (with admiration but no shame) directly from him--and as a bonus, here are some excerpts from the post.

Job Losses Worst Since WWII

“Wow,” you are probably saying to yourself, “I’m going to have Google Megan Fox bikini pics myself this time, aren’t I?”

Also, “That sounds terrible! Give Obama whatever he wants!!”

Of course, the loss of 2.6 million jobs is bad, but there are three-and-a-half times the number of workers in this country than there were in 1945 making the 2008 job losses more equivalent to 1975 than 1945.

But let’s face it, “Job Losses Worst Since Drew Barrymore Was Born!” doesn’t exactly send you into the state of panic and alarm ...

He mentions some other Sortatistics--and we have one from Milwaukee's own Public Screwels Super to add to the steaming pile.

According to district data, MPS has issued 9,000 fewer suspensions this year, with particular improvement in seventh, eighth and ninth grades

...student suspensions throughout the district are down more than a quarter in the first half of the 2008-'09 school year, when compared with the same time period a year earlier.

Of course, that means that there WERE over 30,000 suspensions between September and December. (H/T Belling)

Sortatistics. Dammit, that's clever!

1 comment:

thoughtfulconservative said...

And so, wouldn't the reverse be true when we're looking at job gains?

Older presidents would have better percentages because of a smaller job force.

Just thinking of that piece in the Business Journal.

Dean