“Evidence-Based Wyoming” is the brainchild of Doug Gerard, who not only conceives and writes it but also manages to mangle it in his unique way.
A word of caution: if you’re the type to take offense easily, this might not be your cup of tea. While Doug doesn’t aim to offend, he has a knack for it. His keyboard, mouth, and other means of communication operate at speeds that far outpace his wit. This remarkable speed is achieved by ditching all filters, leading to a rare gem of humor or insight approximately every twelve years – as regular as clockwork.
It’s important to note that not all opinions expressed here are Doug’s. In fact, the really good ones are often borrowed from minds much sharper than his. The ones that are short-sighted, ill-conceived? Those are unmistakably Doug’s own.
On a serious note, the content here is presented in good faith, aiming to offer a clear, honest conservative perspective on improving Wyoming.
The statistics cited are believed to be accurate. If you spot any inaccuracies or misuse, feel free to let Doug know. He’ll either correct it or update his post with the new information. And if you’re particularly disagreeable, well, he might just ignore you. After all, this is Wyoming, where politics rarely get snarky.
The original statistical work is approached like a science experiment: verifiable and repeatable for those interested. Mark Twain famously said there are three kinds of lies: “Lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Here, we aim to make them understandable and reproducible, leaning more towards the former than the latter.
Curious about how a calculation was done? Just ask! Doug will follow up with a post explaining it. But remember, there’s no guarantee on how quickly he’ll respond!