Change font size
It is currently Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:11 pm


Post a new topicPost a reply Page 1 of 1   [ 8 posts ]
Author Message
 Post subject: Political Riddle
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:32 pm 
Contributor
Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:40 pm
Posts: 6266
Location: San Diego, CA
What are these 5 out of 9?

      BB CC GG MM SS

_________________
Join a National Hang Gliding Organization: US Hawks at ushawks.org
View my rating at: US Hang Gliding Rating System


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Riddle
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:25 am 
Contributor
Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:20 pm
Posts: 2903
Location: Las Cruces NM 88005 (Region 4)
Don’t know.
Not current California or U S Supreme Court Justice members.
Not anyone running for San Diego office.


Top
 OnlineProfile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Riddle
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:44 am 
Contributor
Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:40 pm
Posts: 6266
Location: San Diego, CA
Bill Cummings wrote:
Not anyone running for San Diego office.

You are partially wrong on that guess.

Hint: The answer will reveal a really surprising statistic.

_________________
Join a National Hang Gliding Organization: US Hawks at ushawks.org
View my rating at: US Hang Gliding Rating System


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Riddle
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:55 pm 
Contributor
Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:24 pm
Posts: 1134
Well, partially wrong also means partially right. Hmmmmm. And your statistics hint is over my head. :wtf:

The idea seems to have to do with local San Diego politics (and how they relate to hang gliding?) but I don't think I know what you know.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Riddle
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:44 pm 
Contributor
Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:40 pm
Posts: 6266
Location: San Diego, CA
OK, here's your next hint:

       https://www.sandiego.gov/citycouncil

_________________
Join a National Hang Gliding Organization: US Hawks at ushawks.org
View my rating at: US Hang Gliding Rating System


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Riddle
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:52 am 
Contributor
Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:20 pm
Posts: 2903
Location: Las Cruces NM 88005 (Region 4)
Is it people with the first and last name starting with the same letter are easier for voters to remember?


Top
 OnlineProfile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Riddle
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:28 am 
Contributor
Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:40 pm
Posts: 6266
Location: San Diego, CA
Bill Cummings wrote:
Is it people with the first and last name starting with the same letter are easier for voters to remember?


:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Bill's got it!!

Five out of the 9 San Diego City Council Members have first and last names starting with the same letter:

  • Barbara Bry
  • Chris Cate
  • Georgette Gomez
  • Monica Montgomery
  • Scott Sherman

I haven't "done the math" on how likely or unlikely that is, but my intuition is that it's extremely unlikely based on all else being equal. There may, of course, be a number of other factors involved such as parents tending to favor names like that in the first place.

It would be interesting to see if there are other elected bodies that might have a disproportionate number of those names. I would predict that it might be more likely at lower levels (like City Councils) where track records are unknown rather than higher levels (like Congress) where candidates are better known for their actual history.

_________________
Join a National Hang Gliding Organization: US Hawks at ushawks.org
View my rating at: US Hang Gliding Rating System


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Political Riddle
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:25 pm 
Contributor
Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:20 pm
Posts: 2903
Location: Las Cruces NM 88005 (Region 4)
Run for City government, print up cards with your picture and a bazooka slung across your back,
change your name to Bob Bazooski, and print your motto as
Bob Bazooski Battling Bad Bungling Bureaucrats.


Top
 OnlineProfile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post a new topicPost a reply Page 1 of 1   [ 8 posts ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
610nm Style by Daniel St. Jules of Gamexe.net