24 April, 2006

Unknown Knowns

Things We Don't Know That We Know

Next Stop Bureaucracy
Hamas leaders are turning into politicians, really. They speak of co-existinence with Israel to the western media, and total destruction of Israel in the Arabic media. This is not surprising, but it is encouraging. Why? Now that Hamas has been elected to govern the Palestinian people, the party can not just fire a few rockets at the Jews; they have to make the trains run on time. Or the Palestinian equivilant of that might be, to make the people, just a little less miserable--someday, maybe they'll have trains to worry about. Now that Hamas is talking out of both sides of their mouths, true bureaucracy can not be far behind. Once bureaucracy takes root, it's all down hill; for Hamas . Before long, it will take them two hours to agree on lunch everyday, and once they discover earmarks it's all over.

Dead Horses
Someone thinks it's news that Bush would lose to Kerry if the election were held today. Kerry outduels Bush 47-40. With Bush's approval ratings supposedly in the low 30s, getting 40% in a pretend election seems almost upbeat. Kerry got 48 percent of the vote when he ran in 2004, so it doesn't look like he's gaining any ground. The rest of Bush's support fell off into the "someone else" category, statistically no one jumped from Bush and went to Kerry. Of course, all this is pointless because Bush can't run again. Just more evidence that the MSM will print anything that beats up on Bush.

Oh Crap, it's Cynthia McKinney
Bringing decency and decorum to DC. Well, OK, maybe not. But Georgia's wayward Congresswoman has been a blessing for comedy writers everywhere.

The Poetry of Donald Rumsfeld
When all seems lost, when you're down and out.
When you're feeling all alone, it's always a comfort to read the poetry of Donald Rumsfeld
The Unknown
As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don't know
We don't know.

visit the link and read Glass Box, it's Sandbergesque. As in Ryan, the former Cub's second baseman.

The Most Excellent Adventures of Hamas

Hamas wants us to know they are "totally different" than al-queda. When did Keanu Reeves join the Hamas PR machine? Or have the boys of Hamas been hanging out with the (Bekaa?) Valley Girls? "Dude, we're totally different from al-queda...dude." Watch for the next Hamas press release; "Dudes we don't need your bogus coinage, we're getting serious cash from our buds in Tehran."

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