by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
This morning, CNN asked why folks are so paranoid about vaccinations. Um, I don’t know. Maybe I don’t trust politicians who go after my ilk with the IRS and stuff? Maybe they got the same bureaucrats who managed the Obamacare rollout to select which lobbyist’s strains went into the cocktail? This morning, Ms. Clinton’s tweeter tweeted the following:
The science is clear. The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork. . . .
Well, I only have a B.S., but our training taught us that no science is clear. Science questions assumptions. Science does not govern by edict, it discovers through inquiry. Second of all, for navigational and orbital mechanical reasons, I tend to believe the earth is an oblate spheroid with lots of mountains and valleys. The sky at sunset and sunrise takes on a number of colors and half the time it is rather black.
Then again, I could be wrong. Last night I read an article about Governor Pat welcoming Google Fiber to the Research Triangle area. The reporter informed us that a gigabite was approximately 1000 times greater than a megabite. If he meant there were losses from scaling, his science teacher would have given him a big, red X for omitting his parameterization. But best of all was the quote from Governor Pat:
That triangle is in the Silicon Valley, where Google’s headquarters are … to the Boston area, and the third part of that vertex is — we want — North Carolina.
And thus the science is clear: What is up is down and vice versa except when it is not because Spaceship Earth is a perfect disc of macroscopically unstable relative dimensions in a non-Euclidean space of zero-dimensional triangles.
But that is not what they are saying. What they are really saying is, “I am a cute and cuddly money magnet, and I can share some of my riches if you vote for me.” They’re like a cross between a Giggle Ball and that big industrial machine that mangled my hand.