Friday, March 26, 2004


I went to hear Al Franken talk about his new book. You know, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them. In the book, he exposes all these big lies by Bush & Co., by Fox News, and other right-wing Republicans. He kept going on last night about how confused he was that these people could say such whoppers with a straight face, much less righteous indignation. He clearly don't understand quantum politics which shows that a statement exists as both fact and fiction simultaneously. Don't believe me on this. Schrodinger was a famous physicist who may or may not have killed his cat and thus made quantum phenomena understandable to your average pet owner.

What Schrodinger explained was that, until you check, a 'fact' is both THE TRUTH and A LIE, because you can't know which as long as the box stays closed. You can pick the position that makes you happy to believe in and maintain your integrity. But, just like Pandora, you must not open the box.

And if you wait long enough, it might not matter. See, Franken even came close to getting this when he mentioned how Arnold told the press that he would explain the groping stuff after the election. Well now it's after the election, and nobody cares because it's OLD NEWS. So the cat don't never have to be let out of the box.

Now, if you check, like Franken did in his book, okay, so the probabilities collapse into cold hard realities. Still, lots and lots of things that the Republican Machine says turn out to be true! ("Good morning," for example. Or, "I'm happy to see you.")

He focuses in his book on the stuff that turns out to be lies. (Bush said that in his tax cut, "the vast majority of the help goes to the people at the bottom end of the economic ladder." )

But I still say you can't blame them. Nobody can know if what they say are lies until somebody checks! It ain't the President's or Fox News' fault for understanding this aspect of quantum politics and stating whatever they want to be true as gospel. Maybe by the time somebody opens the box, it will be. Ya never know.

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