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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Flow Chart Wars

Posted by on Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 9:49 AM

Republicans had a flowchart—an inscrutable, unwieldy, color-coded expanse of cardboard—that they toted around to town hall meetings to reveal the supposedly terrible, no good health care plan hatched by Democrats. You can see it by clicking here. And a photo of someone carrying the chart (next to a "kill the bill not grandma" sign) is over here.

Not to be outdone in the department of difficult visual communications, liberals have created their own (equally inscrutable) though more graphically appealing flow chart on Who Is Paying to Kill Health Care Reform, which stems from America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the health insurance lobby. Click on the image to enlarge it.


Stay tuned for a flow chart of who is making flow charts. In the meantime, the best flow chart ever made is right here.


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Baconcat 1
Oh, tpfd, how I love thee and your panflut flowchart.


Posted by Baconcat on August 27, 2009 at 9:55 AM · Report this
This might be a little old news for some of you guys - but this is well done and should be shared again:…
Posted by MEC on August 27, 2009 at 9:59 AM · Report this
rob! 3
If you're gonna have one, have a big one, I always say... with some notable exceptions, like heart attacks, hemorrhoids, and Hummers (capital-aitch).
Posted by rob! on August 27, 2009 at 10:01 AM · Report this
I submit this as the best flowchart:…
Posted by Avtar on August 27, 2009 at 11:04 AM · Report this
w7ngman 5
I can summarize the Republican flow chart:

"Gub'mint be complicated"
Posted by w7ngman on August 27, 2009 at 11:10 AM · Report this
Posted by w7ngman on August 27, 2009 at 11:14 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 7
@5 - no, it's "This is what insane Republicans think Government should look like".

And if we let them near the reins again, it's what it will look like, but even more byzantine.

Posted by Will in Seattle on August 27, 2009 at 11:23 AM · Report this
crazycatguy 8
I use a flow chart to decide whether to get out of bed in the morning. It's a lot like the one for a panflute.
Posted by crazycatguy on August 27, 2009 at 12:02 PM · Report this
w7ngman 9

<Do I want to get out of bed?> ---no---> [Don't get out of bed]
Posted by w7ngman on August 27, 2009 at 12:17 PM · Report this
Julie in Eugene 10
Another funny flowchart: does your website need a Flash intro?
Posted by Julie in Eugene on August 27, 2009 at 12:25 PM · Report this
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