Saturday, February 7, 2009

HOT5 Daily 2/7/2009

1. "2 Cows Economics" A must read. How to explain economic models using two cows.

Representative Sample: COMMUNISM  You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk.

2. "Elevating Form Over Substance: Liberals Now Argue that They Oppose the Label of Bush's Program, Not the Substance" Rendition now okay with many on the left, because they pretend it's different under Obama.

Representative Sample: general dictionary meanings (even from legal dictionaries!) do not provide a basis for criticizing or validating a specific set of governmental behaviors.

3. "The Obama administration should establish respect before approval" Yes. But it won't. 

Representative Sample: Having countries support and side with us willingly because we share the same values and ideals is infinitely better than compromising on those values and ideals simply to avoid conflict

4. "Dino Visions of the Future? Not a Chance!"  Will Jurassic Park be opening any time soon?

Representative Sample: developmental biology research has been forgotten amidst the layman’s limited understanding of the potential wonders of genetic technology.

5. "Beda Fomm-Britain’s Forgotten Triumph"  Remembering one of Britain's great early victories of World War Two.

Representative Sample: Before Montgomery and El Alamein, the British crushed the Italians in North Africa, but time was against them.

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  1. The cows joke is really old. I saw it almost verbatim in 2002 or 2003, the only difference being that the crony capitalism was called Enron Capitalism and not Icelandic Bank.

  2. I've seen parts of it before too. But it's still pretty funny, especially for anyone that hasn't seen it.