Sunday, September 9, 2012

The New Curriculum

I love this guy's stuff:

The only one I have a real problem with is the electoral math.  How hard is this: the vote in each state is winner-take-all (except for Maine and Nebraska, I guess) where the candidate who gets the most popular votes gets points (it never really goes to a real assembly for debate)--one for each representative and two for having Senators (and Washington, DC's three electors).  Whoever gets a majority--270--wins.  How hard was that?  Much easier than budget arithmetic, despite Bill Clinton's Great Clarification speech.

And I read something yesterday about the Paul Ryan lying thing.  The basic point is that the marathon thing just helps to illustrate the reality here.  Ryan had always had a loose association with the facts but seemed more reasonable (perhaps because he is cute/younger) than the other reality-averse folks in his party.  Once he spoke, it became clear that reality and he are mere acquaintances. 

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