Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Romney Uncertainty Principle

If Mitt Romney wins, he could be the first quantum president since he takes every position simultaneously.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


As you may know, I have been on Weight Watchers for the last eight years or so, except when some special event comes along and I go on a brief binge. I think there is a chance that as the definition of special event gets broader, so will I. For example, recently we bought a Belgian waffle iron, and last night we had a big party to welcome it into the family.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

This Blog Post Was Not Coordinated In Any Way With The Candidate Who Would Probably Be Horrified By It Anyway

Breast cancer survivor  and Alaska state legislator, Sharon Cissna is running against our Top Ten Most Corrupt  Congressman Don Young. She was motivated to run partly as a protest against the TSA's apparent policy of groping the prosthetics of breast cancer survivors. To me, this suggests a campaign slogan that she could use, "Don't squeeze fake boobs, and don't elect them either."

Saturday, October 20, 2012

New Study Compares Tax Rates On "Job Creators" And Economic Growth

"In short, the study found that top tax rates don't appear to determine the size of the economic pie but they can affect how the pie is sliced, especially for the richest households."
Click here to see the article in long.
So, tax cuts on the wealthy people, makes them wealthier, without creating jobs. Following Republican thinking to its logical end, Simon Legree was the ultimate job creator.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Clear The Premises, Or, It's Later Than You Think, And Later, You Won't Be Thinking

According to a story on NPR today, treatment for Alzheimer's disease should begin years, or even decades, before symptoms appear. There are drugs that have worked on mice, but have not shown results in humans. Researchers now think that this might be because the treatments in humans began long after the neurons started dying. But doesn't the prospect of aging scientists and intellectually enhanced mice sound like the premise of a bad science fiction movie?
Speaking of entertainment, watching Mitt Romney spin his positions from pro-whatever to anti to pro again, reminds me of a particularly bad episode of Wheel of Fortune. Vanna White for president!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Tammany Cooks Spoil The Broth

So, normally when I say, "If I understand..." it means I probably don't. But in this case, I haven't even finished reading the article in the Economist that seems to imply that crony capitalism is actually bad for the economy. If that's true, should we really be thinking of electing one of the cronies to be president?

What would be good for the economy is better bluetooth devices. Mine has apparently developed an annoying echo, at least if I understand what my friend meant when he said, "You told me that yesterday."

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Mitt Romney Is Guided, He Says, By One Overwhelming Passion. A Passion That Is Exactly Opposite What George Washington And Dwight Eisenhower Believed, Or, Did Bush Not Invade Enough Countries?

Two men who were former generals, as well as presidents had this to say:
George Washington said in 1796, " Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor or caprice?...It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world; so far, I mean, as we are now at liberty to do it;...Hence, likewise, they will avoid the necessity of those overgrown military establishments which, under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty, and which are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty."

Dwight Eisenhower said in 1961, "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

Over the weekend, Mitt Romney said, "But I am here today to tell you that I am guided by one overwhelming conviction and passion: This century must be an American Century. In an American Century, America has the strongest economy and the strongest military in the world. In an American Century, America leads the free world and the free world leads the entire world.

God did not create this country to be a nation of followers. America is not destined to be one of several equally balanced global powers.  America must lead the world, or someone else will."

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Sometimes It's Better To Be Lucky Than A Genius

I didn't expect they could help, but I took my iPhone to the Apple Geniuses to see if they could get my podcasts to work as they did before the Podcasts debacle. I took a beat to gather my thoughts so that I could explain my problem without telling them how awful their app was. This process was somewhat vitiated by my telling them what I was doing. "Well, that's just your opinion," he said. 
"There are almost four thousand ratings," I replied. "Well, four thousand opinions," he said. Actually, it's one opinion repeated four thousand times. But I digress (a possible title for my autobiography).
Anyway, I told them about those happy days of podcast listening, now sadly lost, and how back then, listening to podcasts, in order, I'd sometimes feel sad, never knowing that the thin crust we walk and dance our lives upon can all be ripped so suddenly from us and that we'll have podcasts scrambled to the point that we'll know results before causes (Einstein's Dreams May 3rd, 1905, or perhaps May 10th, 1905, indeed, how could we know that, how can we know anything in such a world?)
So, as I say, the Genius told me what to do, and what the rationale behind it was. He was completely wrong, completely wrong about the rationale, but it worked anyway. 

"A Mother's Love...It Believes Beyond Believing When The World Around Condemns,"

Or, how my iPhone becomes more like real life, and how sad that makes me:
I inadvertently installed Apple's Podcasts App on my iPhone recently, and it is without a doubt the worst App ever. It is the Starship Troopers of Apps. Still, it has a rating of 1.5 stars which goes to show you that mothers are allowed to rate their children's apps.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Debate Update

The first presidential debate was last night.  I saw a cerebral expert elucidate the solution to a Chinese trade problem. What did you watch?
From what I heard, though, I was right back in August when I said that Romney should debate himself since, apparently, the man debating the president last night, could have debated Romney last spring.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Hidden Motives

So, when the very people causing you stress tell you to take a deep breath, aren't they just trying to prolong the agony? And maybe the guy throwing out the baby with the bathwater was just using the bathwater as a cover; did you ever think of that?