[PLUG-TALK] How to be a good Democrat

Russell Senior seniorr at aracnet.com
Sun Oct 19 15:25:04 PDT 2003


>>>>> "Russ" == Russ Johnson <russj at dimstar.net> writes:

RS> To me, it demonstrated rampant one-bit thinking.

Russ> The problem is, that for the vast majority of folks that vote,
Russ> that's how they think.

So why choose to emphasize it with the Rush Limbaugh propaganda tract?

Russ> You take the single issue, and the answer is cut and dried. 

I disagree.  The single issue has lots of grey.  "Cut-and-dried" _is_
one-bit thinking.  It is equivalent to "premature rounding".  When you
start introducing this kind of error early in the calculation, you are
only increasing almost to certainty that your final answer is going to
be wrong.

Russ> Tommy Lee Jones character (Agent K) in MIB said it best, "A
Russ> *person* is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals
Russ> and you know it."

A self-fulfilling prophesy.

-- 
Russell Senior         ``shtal latta wos ba padre u prett tu nashtonfi
seniorr at aracnet.com      mrlosh''  -- Bashgali Kafir for ``If you have
                         had diarrhoea many days you will surely die.''




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