Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ok, fine Science Part 2

Ok, seriously... we are way beyond the flying cars at this point. Somehow we have jumped over basic practical applications of known technology and into the realm of magic.

NASA Ghost Imaging allows a camera to take pictures of things it can't actually see.

Somehow it "entangles" two photons, one that has actually bounced off the object, and one that is contacting the camera. This causes the photon that hits the camera to behave exactly as it it had been reflected from the object itself. And Ta Da!! An image is created.

A point scored for science!!!

Now, if an ESP believer person claims to be attuned with quantum entangled photons I will just have to say "Hey, why not! Good on ya!".

It turns out I don't know anything.

Friday, March 13, 2009

A War of Words

I just wanted to put a thought to words concerning the ongoing debate about Obama's stimulus packages, health care, and condoms for Mexicans....

I have a question for the Obama supporters that I need answered: Does Obama have an effect or not on the economy?

If he does not, or if, as has been claimed for two months now, his effect is long term, then why the urgency in the bill passing? It would seem to me that long term decisions shouldn't be made in haste.

"Oh, well..", I hear from the Obamanites "No president has THAT big of an effect on markets and the economy!"

Ok, fine. Accepting that, then we have to assume as stated that the trillions in stimulus money and bailouts and TARPS is pointless?

So which is it? If the trillions is a long term fix then there is no reason to ramrod it through the legislative branch. If it is short term emergency funding then it terrible as it is addressing none of the primary troubles of the current economy, or doing so as a small fraction of the total spent.

But that's Ok, because there are rumors about another stimulus package that may be needed because the first won't create as many jobs as thought. Which would assume that these ramrodded bills were so ill conceived that their long term effects are being downgraded before they are even implemented.

Good thing we didn't think about them first!

Speaking of which... what is the deal with the 2010 budget? $4 trillion dollars and they call it "responsible spending"? They plan on covering the cost of the budget through projected economic growth of 4% in 2010... uuh huh. Further, the upper 2% of the population will pay for it all... unless they are politicians, of course.

So what happens if that 4% growth doesn't happen, Mr. President? I should hope that we would at least require Mexico to buy their own condoms...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thoughts of the day

Well first I want to take today to say I'm sorry to Great Britain. The actions of our president were really, really uncalled for.

For those that don't know this story (and most don't because only the British seem to care), Prime Minister Brown, much hated by his own people, took the time to fly happily to the United States to speak with like minded U.S. President Barak Obama about how best to take advantage of the current world financial crisis.

So excited was the British PM that he took his historic duty of presenting a gift VERY seriously. After long deliberation he picked a beautiful pen holder for President Obama's desk. This wasn't just any pen holder though. It was hand crafted from the wood of a sunken anti-slave ship. The sister ship, as it turns out, of the anti-slave ship who's beams were used to construct Obama's desk.

As gifts go, that is really pretty cool.

President Obama, not wanting to be outdone, thought long and hard about the perfect gift for a British Prime Minister... there were so many options.. bust of Winston Churchill? No, he just returned one of those... hmmm...

So the "Ready From Day One" president settled on: 25 DVDs, milk duds, popcorn and some coca cola.

I wish I were kidding.

Between this gaffe, and Obama's overture to Russia to help with the Iranian nuclear crisis --which amounted to a note passed in home room that said "Will you be my date to Iranian Talks? Check one [yes] [no]"-- it is getting hard to shake the image of Obama as a prepubescent boy.

Ah well...

Maybe we can solve the Iran crisis with a mix tape.