2009-11-13 / Letters

Norman Scott The Morning After

Dear Editor,

Congratulations to the Philadelphia Phillies, winners of the 2009 World Series!

In case some benighted souls should claim that the Yankees won the Series, I refer them to top-notch, professional educator, Norman Scott, who declared Bill Thompson "the big winner" in the 2009 mayoral election.

Scott is also an expert statistician, as attested to by his statement that a 51-49 percent election result is "a statistical tie." Not that that was even the real election result; rather it was Scott's fantasy result.

There is no such thing as "a statistical tie" in an election. There is only one kind of tie: when two candidates get an identical number of votes.

The phrases "statistical tie" and "statistical dead-heat" come from poll - ing, where due to the margin of error (often plus or minus three points), a narrow victory by one candidate can translate into a defeat in the actual election.

The first time I heard the phrase "a statistical tie" used in the same deceptive sense as Scott after a real election was in 2000, when Al Gore and the Democrats tried to steal the presidential election, after the fact, from George W. Bush. While the Demo crats lay siege to the White House, and their Florida operatives in the recount changed non-votes to Gore votes, the DNC got some Marxist professors to float the deceitful notion that the Florida vote, which decided the election, was "a statistical tie," and that the state's electoral votes should be split, federal election law be damned, thereby giving Gore the presidency.

It's bad enough that I have to privately unteach my child the antiwhite, anti-American lies that he learns in social studies in school. But in Norman Scott's world, 2+2=5. May - be I should just call him "O'Brien," after the commissar in 1984.

Then again, Scott was a career-long union hack, and the UFT is a division of the Democratic Party. I guess that's why he supports smaller classes, which create more union jobs, and stick it to the taxpayer for ever more money, without improving education. And that's why he supports a racist crook like Bill Thompson, who attended the funeral of murderous racist Sonny Carson, and who took campaign contributions from people doing business with the city (aka "pay to play," aka bribes), but who is a good Democrat.

And yet, considering Scott's revisionist history of the 1967-68 Ocean Hill- Brownsville debacle, and support for the racist, illegal firing by the black school board of 18 dedicated white educators (and implicit support for Sonny Carson, who with his goons brutally assaulted white teachers who were all union members), he didn't even support the very union he lived off of for 35 years. (Contrary to Scott, the whites were fired, not "transfer - red.") Maybe Scott just hates white people.

By the way, I refused to vote for Bloomberg or Thompson, both of whom, albeit for different reasons, des pise white Rockaway residents. I'm an anti-racist.

With politicians like Bloomberg and Thompson, and educators like Scott, how can our kids go wrong?

MARK RUSTOW

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