Iowahawk Skewers The Roberts Decision….

This tortured science reminds me of Global Warming, too:

via Iowahawk…

DNC Scientists Disprove Existence of Roberts’ Taxon

WASHINGTON DC – Jubilant scientists at the DNC’s High Speed Word Collider (HSWC) announced today they have conclusively disproven the existence of Roberts’ Taxon, the theoretical radioactive Facton particle that some had worried would lead to the implosion of the entire Universal Health Care System.

“I think it’s time to pop the champagne corks,” said HSWC Director David Plouffe. “Then blaze some choom.”

The landmark experiment in Quantum Rhetoric began early this week after legal particle cosmologist John Roberts published a paper in the Quarterly Journal of Tortured Logic that solved the long-debated Pelosi’s Paradox in Universal Health Care Theory.

“Pelosi’s Paradox states that in order to find out what is in a health care bill, it would have to be passed,” explained physicist Steven Hawking. “But in order to be a law it would have to be constitutional, which means someone would have to know what was in it, which would mean it couldn’t have been a bill in the first place. Think of Schroedinger’s Cat, except with a lobotomy.”

To solve the paradox, Roberts proposed the existence of the Taxon – an ephemeral, mysterious facton particle that in theory would allow the Universal Health System to be constitutional, without directly observing what was in it. DNC scientists at first cheered Roberts’ findings, but it soon came apparent that it opened an even deadlier dilemma.

“If Roberts’ Taxon were really to exist, and was woven throughout the Health-Government-Time continuum, the merest realization of it would create a giant black hole in Gallup Space and cause free healthcare reality to collapse upon itself,” said Plouffe.

In order to disprove the Taxon, scientists at the HSWC devised a test experiment in their enormous CarneyLab bullshit accelerator. This test involved speeding a small mass of Facton – theoretically containing Roberts’ Taxon – and smashing it at near-light speed against a flaming super-dense ionized clod of purified bullshit.

DNC Collider Schematic of experiment (graphic courtesy HSWC)

“It was a complete success,” said Plouffe. “The collision produced only inert crap particles like Feesons and Penaltyons, obliterating any traces of a single highly radioactive Taxon. What’s more, we were thrilled that it also resulted in over 300 milliaxlerods of of positive Fernstroms.”

While super high-density bullshit was critical to the experiment, Plouffe said other key variables were necessary to keep potential Taxons from escaping to Gallup Reality Space.

“We were careful to shroud the collision within the Beltosphere, which is protected with a thick sheath of inert, pliable media,” he noted. “As additional protection, we surrounded it with a negatively-charged gaseous squirrel field.”

Base on the success of the test, Plouffe said the HSWC would soon begin work on destroying traces of a new deadly Facton particle, the Unemployon.

“LOOK, SQUIRREL!” He added.

DNC Scientists Disprove Existence of Roberts’ Taxon

WASHINGTON DC – Jubilant scientists at the DNC’s High Speed Word Collider (HSWC) announced today they have conclusively disproven the existence of Roberts’ Taxon, the theoretical radioactive Facton particle that some had worried would lead to the implosion of the entire Universal Health Care System.

“I think it’s time to pop the champagne corks,” said HSWC Director David Plouffe. “Then blaze some choom.”

The landmark experiment in Quantum Rhetoric began early this week after legal particle cosmologist John Roberts published a paper in the Quarterly Journal of Tortured Logic that solved the long-debated Pelosi’s Paradox in Universal Health Care Theory.

“Pelosi’s Paradox states that in order to find out what is in a health care bill, it would have to be passed,” explained physicist Steven Hawking. “But in order to be a law it would have to be constitutional, which means someone would have to know what was in it, which would mean it couldn’t have been a bill in the first place. Think of Schroedinger’s Cat, except with a lobotomy.”

To solve the paradox, Roberts proposed the existence of the Taxon – an ephemeral, mysterious facton particle that in theory would allow the Universal Health System to be constitutional, without directly observing what was in it. DNC scientists at first cheered Roberts’ findings, but it soon came apparent that it opened an even deadlier dilemma.

“If Roberts’ Taxon were really to exist, and was woven throughout the Health-Government-Time continuum, the merest realization of it would create a giant black hole in Gallup Space and cause free healthcare reality to collapse upon itself,” said Plouffe.

In order to disprove the Taxon, scientists at the HSWC devised a test experiment in their enormous CarneyLab bullshit accelerator. This test involved speeding a small mass of Facton – theoretically containing Roberts’ Taxon – and smashing it at near-light speed against a flaming super-dense ionized clod of purified bullshit.

DNC Collider Schematic of experiment (graphic courtesy HSWC)

“It was a complete success,” said Plouffe. “The collision produced only inert crap particles like Feesons and Penaltyons, obliterating any traces of a single highly radioactive Taxon. What’s more, we were thrilled that it also resulted in over 300 milliaxlerods of of positive Fernstroms.”

While super high-density bullshit was critical to the experiment, Plouffe said other key variables were necessary to keep potential Taxons from escaping to Gallup Reality Space.

“We were careful to shroud the collision within the Beltosphere, which is protected with a thick sheath of inert, pliable media,” he noted. “As additional protection, we surrounded it with a negatively-charged gaseous squirrel field.”

Base on the success of the test, Plouffe said the HSWC would soon begin work on destroying traces of a new deadly Facton particle, the Unemployon.

“LOOK, SQUIRREL!” He added.

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Another Example Of The Perfect Storm….

http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/69809/economic-cataclysm/

What this means is that literally thousands of families will all be significantly less well off. They will be unable to keep the family home, maintain the family business or have inheritances or start new businesses etc. etc. etc.

Couple this with the other Democrat inspired lunacy and you see why the whole Washington crew has to go.

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Another Reason The Health Care Bill Is A Bad Idea

http://www.cnbc.com/id/48462508

The IRS apparently gives away billions unlawfully. This is a fine example of the argument people have been making against the health care law and other government over reach. The amount of damage a rogue agency can cause is enormous. If one state franchise tax board was out of control the other 49 states wouldn’t even know it. Here our taxes are wasted and it is almost never found out. Cut the spigot! Repeal the Health Care Law!

 

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Economcic Disaster Dead Ahead…Who Is To Blame?

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-real-crash-is-dead-ahead-as-2008-is-forgotten-2012-07-31

I guess there is a place for “both parties are guilty” pieces but in my opinion they actually don’t help much. Why? Because both parties take comfort from the arguments and spin the argument to their credit.

It is worse with this piece because the familiar “billionaires and bankers” and PACs are the comfortable villains, working through the two parties. The problem is and remains Congress and a voting public that won’t vote their punishments. There is also lots of blame for a “reform” and “Hope and Change” president who delivered neither nor. Four years of promises later and the banks have still not been reformed, their debt has not been driven through the system and all anybody can think of is raising taxes, spending money and printing away the shortfall.

In my opinion the better course is to decide which party is guiltier, vote them out of control and then make the winners (and survivors) toe the line. That is precisely what I hope happens in November and beyond.

It is no secret I want the president and his Chicago gang out of office. I want angry voters to clean out Congress. And then I want those angry voters to stay awake for the next four years and keep cleaning Congress. It isn’t an easy task. Undoing damage created by the president and his minions (such as scuttling the entire concept of publicly funded elections – an entirely Obama created miracle) will take years.

Don’t get me wrong there is plenty of red-state or Republican pork to get rid of too, and there are conservatives who are fond of judicial activism if it is to their taste. We need to get back to a smaller, less intrusive government that lives within its means.  Or else we are  down the rathole.

Meanwhile, one of the central points of the article is true: in an election year the political opponents are doing some fancy fiddling while the economic train heads for a brick wall.

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Guaranteed To Make A “Green Environmentalist” Turn Red With Rage…

From VDH:

http://www.victorhanson.com/articles/hanson072912.html

An uncomfortable look at the similarities between “environmentalists”
and Imams.

Two of the best paragraphs:

“Modern affluence and leisure also contribute to both the ability and the desire
to destroy monuments of the past. Twenty-first-century technology allows
premodern Islamists to have the weaponry, and the leisure time, for such
destruction. If the statutes at Bamiyan are pagan, then so are the explosives
that the Taliban used to obliterate them. And it is only because water so easily
flows from San Francisco faucets, and power is a matter of flicking a switch —
not the case in 1913, when a growing San Francisco was short on clean water and
newfound electricity — that today’s green imams have the latitude to dream of
their own version of a pure and uncontaminated paradise.

A general
historical ignorance among the public at large plays a role, too. Just as
fundamentalist madrassas pound dogma into the heads of students without any
historical appreciation of the richness and variety of religions in the early
Middle East, so too have politically driven courses in our universities crowded
out broad classes in history. Students in our own versions of the madrassas can
recite all the commandments of their sacred green texts, but they know very
little about the nation’s past — and almost nothing about the constant poverty,
physical ordeal, and, yes, early death that our forefathers struggled against to
ensure that we might not.”

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“Disappearing: Middle Class, Or So They Say

http://hillbuzz.org/10-facts-about-the-disappearing-middle-class-62378

An interesting little piece from HillBuzz about the lefty talking points behind “disappearing” middle class members. They aren’t  actually disappearing, after all.

I would like to focus on points  #7 and #10.

#7

I agree that entitlements don’t move people into the middle class, but there is more to be said than is in this piece. The Democrats seem to think that taking money from the productive and pouring it into entitlement ratholes – two year unemployment benefits for example – is “good” and “progressive.” In fact it is a waste of the money because it is taken from productive people and, in the example cited, given to people who suddenly have far less incentive to seek work. Ditto for Social Security and all other entitlements. Social Security discourages saving. Farm subsidies discourage intelligent farming. Human nature is simple. If you give me something for nothing I will come to depend on it. If the money is left around, I will find a way to game it. Government regulations create unintended negative consequences. For example, an unemployed man may not be able to seek employment because he will be kicked off the unemployment rolls the instant he gets a job. But he may not be paid for nearly a month at his new job and thus may lose his housing if he gets a job. Particularaly a lower wage job or one with no hiring bonus. If the money was given in a one-time lump sum that would not be the problem it is. But it isn’t.

#10

The long-term trend for Americans has been upward mobility. We live better than we did in the 1930’s – even the poor. Unfortunately, government tinkering is upsetting that balance. Illegals are getting almost the same benefits natives get, and the government’s policies toward business are at best indifferent, at worst hostile. The current administration has created a perfect storm of policies that are driving unemployment up, increasing inflation, and reducing the ability of business to perfrom. On top of that they are taxing more and spending more. If we don’t evict the current occupants of the White Hose and clean the Augean Stables that Congress has become, we are doomed to a hideous future of slow growth, bloated and unsustainable entitlements, class warfare and economic malaise.

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Is Democracy A Doomed Dead-End?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Tyler

For years a mashup email has been circulating on the web based on the work of Alexander Tyler (Tytler/) a Scottish professor who took a dim view of democracy.

The mashup takes some of the good professor’s views and adds a “Tyler Cycle” and a statistical view of the 2008 presidential election to make a case that we are destroying the Golden Goose that is our representative democracy. Tyler and his adherents are critical of the historical record of Athens.

Ancient Greece showed much in the way of democratic tendency. Athens being the best known example. It is a very mixed bag. The Athenian assembly was capable of self-sacrifice and stunning bravery, as several of their responses to invasion by the Persian Empite show. They were also, however, prone to idiotic decisions based on the words of demogogues. On at least two occasions they rallied in the face of dreadful adversity, made hard and wise decisions and recovered their wealth and status. However, they also decided to invade Sicily during the Peloponnesian War, which was a disastrous and wicked decision. Socrates was executed for no compelling reason after a debate that was long of emotion and short on reason.

Tyler dismisses democracy in round terms but he misses important points. I am studying Xenophon and the March of the Ten Thousand. At their lowest ebb the Ten Thousand  found themselves about 1,500 miles from the sea, surrounded by the Persian empire and with the core of their leadership dead. Murdered by perfidious Persians.  What did they do? They behaved exactly as Greek Democrats. They debated, elected new officers (including Xenophon, who disliked democracy and felt more at home in Sparta) and then proceeded to march home. At each crisis they met and debated and found the leaders they needed to survive. Their Anabasis is still studied today for its story of intelligent response to disaster.

Can we continue to do as well?

We did have a head start.

The Founders wrote the constitution in an effort to remedy the weakness of Athenian Democracy by addressing some of the glaring weaknesses of Athens. Unfortunately, we are not binding ourselves by the spirit of that document anymore. We are sacrificing freedom for comfort and letting our elected leaders run wild. Readers of this blog know I have very little faith in Barack Obama and the Democrats. Unfortunately, it doesn’t follow that the Republicans will automatically cure our ills.

We must fix Congress and return to an older way of doing things if we are to survive as any form of democracy, electing Mitt Romney will not if itself solve the problems we face, but it may stop the slide into Marxism. If Romney wins in November there is a glimmer of hope we can break the entitlement cycle and restore ourselves to a nation of people who govern themselves thoughtfully.

Earlier, I noted that the Athenians made some awful decisions. But they made them by an honest vote after strenuous argument. The Athenian voter debated his views face-to-face and then went with the majority. An Athenian voter might spend five or six hours a day in the assembly arguing and listening. No one does that today.

That is something to ponder.

 

 

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