Friday, May 2, 2008

From Aluminum Tubes to Broken Bones: Texans, Lies and Statistics

Remember the Aluminum Tubes, Niger, and The Big Nuclear Threat from Iraq? These themes were brought to you by the Texan in the White House.

Well, now welcome to some new theatrical themes coming directly from Texas: Broken Bones and Teen Pregnancy Statistics. Texas officials are trying to put the spin on another questionable invasion, this invasion being merely that of an unpopular, religious sect rather than of a country.

For more on lies and statistics, media manipulation, and the current FLDS case in Texas, see the following:

Scott Henson, Dallas Morning News op-ed: Where's the evidence of abuse?

Grits for Breakfast: Lies and Statistics

The Volokh Conspiracy: More Statistics

Grits for Breakfast: Misleading PR initiative by DFPS muddies YFZ Ranch debate.


For information about Massachusetts divorce and family law, see the divorce and family law page of my law firm website.

3 comments:

Jessica said...

Thanks Steven for the plug.
Now I know how to work other legal blogs into my posts. The laws in Mass have gotten very tough - particularly on young drivers so hopefully my link on your site will at least get their parents (who are unfortunately probably divorcing) to be up to speed on the laws.

Steven Ballard said...

Thanks for your comments. Yes, I know about the tough laws - I do some OUI cases and other criminal cases in addition to divorce and family law. By the way, you left your comment on the wrong post (the post where you wanted to leave your comment is the May 3 post, just above this one). Good luck with your blog!

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