Category Archives: HIV & AIDS

‘Democrat math strikes again’: Alcee Hastings’ HIV statistic way off

http://twitter.com/#!/PhenomeNoles/status/482522706324094976

Democrat Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida shared this medical statistic today:

http://twitter.com/#!/RepHastingsFL/status/482511748516569089

What?

http://twitter.com/#!/WrongNowShutUp/status/482519441536974848

Something doesn’t add up. Did Hastings mean to say something else? Attempts were made to figure it out:

http://twitter.com/#!/Barack_McBush/status/482517006977990656
http://twitter.com/#!/MatthewHunter30/status/482522999799939072

Regardless, the statistic as Hastings phrased it is wildly incorrect:

http://twitter.com/#!/GPollowitz/status/482514782600175620
http://twitter.com/#!/RightGhost/status/482517833675317248
http://twitter.com/#!/murgatr0id/status/482516697203482624
http://twitter.com/#!/GPollowitz/status/482525906310012928

Iowahawk shared an additional statistic:

http://twitter.com/#!/iowahawkblog/status/482526538592571392

The math is settled!

[Update]

Hastings quietly deleted his tweet and replaced it with this one:

http://twitter.com/#!/RepHastingsFL/status/482556849963954176

Welcome to Twitchy, Rep. Hastings. In case you hadn’t heard, it’s forever!