Friday, February 05, 2010

Leftists like Apple iphones

California leftist love the Toyota Prius:
A Toyota representative said 22 percent of all U.S. Prius sales in 2009 were in California, slightly down from 25 percent in 2008.
Presumably they like to make a statement about saving the Earth. Or maybe they just like to drive solo in the carpool lane, as California used to give special carpool privilege stickers to Prius owners.

There are less obvious
political divisions in cell phone users:
A statewide survey of 600 likely voters ...

* One in 7 voters (16 percent) owns an iPhone, and by a wide margin (57 percent to 31 percent), they favor Jerry Brown, the unannounced Democratic front-runner, over Republican Meg Whitman in the race for governor.

* One in 5 voters (21 percent) owns a BlackBerry or other smartphone, and they prefer Whitman for governor (47 percent to 38 percent over Brown). BlackBerry owners skew significantly more Republican (40 percent to 25 percent) than iPhone users (53 percent Democratic). Surrendering to AT&T's dodgy 3G network apparently is a reliable predictor that voters lean to the left — possibly while trying to get better reception.
This makes sense to me. Leftists are happy to pay more taxes for govt-rationed health care, even if it limits their medical options. The super-rich leftist figure that they will always be able to buy what they want anyway. For example, rich Canadians get US health care:
ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland — The premier of Canada’s east coast province is undergoing heart surgery in the United States ...

Williams, 60, is an independently wealthy former lawyer and businessman who donates his premier’s salary to charity.
With a Blackberry, you can choose your service carrier, your phone, and your apps to run on the phone. It is not artificially crippled like the Apple iphone. Right wingers want to freedom to do what they want, and leftists will pay to have their options limited.

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