Posts tagged: government

Aug 25 2013

Bogosity Podcast for 26 August 2013

News of the Bogus:

18:30 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Republican and Democratic State Lawmakers (nominated by BlameThe1st) http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/nightline-fix-abc-news/why-texas-bans-sale-tesla-cars-140842349.html

22:05 – Idiot Extraordinaire:Lu Ann Ballew (nominated by Dave Turcotte) http://www.wbir.com/news/article/283997/2/Judge-orders-babys-name-be-changed-from-Messiah

This Week’s Quote: “I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.” —Calvin Coolidge

Jun 17 2012

Bogosity Podcast for 18 June 2012

News of the Bogus:

12:10 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Paul Krugman (again!) http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/estonian-rhapsdoy/

21:15 – Idiot Extraordinare: Rachel Maddow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta7kLhnx_Uc

This Week’s Quote: “There is no reason to believe that bureaucrats and politicians, no matter how well meaning, are better at solving problems than people on the spot, who have the strongest incentive to get the solution right.” —Elinor Ostrom

Apr 08 2012

Bogosity Podcast for 9 April 2012

News of the Bogus:

8:45 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: C0nc0rdance (nominated by Neil Purcell) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oygQVhu30s

23:30 – Idiot Extraordinaire: NYC Department of Education http://io9.com/5896836/nyc-dept-of-education-wants-to-ban-the-word-dinosaur-from-standardized-tests

This Week’s Quote: “Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this, that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.” —John Alexander Smith

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