My Rick Perry Moment

Today in class:

The three types of summaries described in our reading were executive summary, descriptive summary, and the ah . . . what’s the third one there? . . . oops.

This is the same class that I couldn’t remember the name of the textbook on Tuesday.  So I kind felt sorry for the guy.

Although someone running for president should have good Executive Function.  (Pun fully intended.)

Jobs I would be good at

  1. Video game tester: it wouldn’t be work.  Unless it was an exercise game.
  2. Blog researcher: “Quick, what’s the latest sound byte about Rick Perry’s latest sound byte?”
  3. Focus group junkie: I love to give solicited opinions.
  4. Jury member: I’ve seen every episode of Law and Order.
  5. Professional napper: I practice every day.
  6. Big Plans ‘R’ Us consultant: No one has more bigger plans than me.

Bachmann’s Distraction

Michele Bachmann supported her attack on Rick Perry’s excecutive order requiring HPV vaccines for 6th grade girls with this evidence:

“I will tell you that I had a mother last night come up to me here in Tampa, Florida, after the debate,” Bachmann said. “She told me that her little daughter took that vaccine, that injection, and she suffered from mental retardation thereafter.”

So, her public health policy is based on anecdotal evidence from some random person committing a post hoc, ergo propter hoc fallacy.

Pile of Death Sticks

The new Jobs program



My friend Jimmy told me that Marlboro reds are his good-luck smokes.  “I was smokin’ one the other day, and I got a call that I landed that job I was after!”  Based on this evidence, I am launching a government jobs program to provide free Marlboro Reds to the unemployed.  It’s simply unAmerican to deny every unemployed person access to magic cigarettes, especially in these hard times.  U! S! A!!