Friday, January 11, 2008


"In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope." - Barack Obama

Wow. He has the audacity to say that?! What courage!

Now, what did he say?


Again, it is meaningless on purpose. This is what everybody's excited about? "The Audacity of Hope". "Change We Can Believe In". "There has never been anything false about hope!"

There has never been anything shoe about ears, either. What's that got to do with running a country?

Update: Yes, ok, I know, that was a little obtuse. It was intentionally obtuse. But it's been pointed out that it's a bit too obtuse. It was all I could come up with at the time. I guess I falsely hoped that everyone would see that. So here's a better example:

There's never been anything shallow about water.
See, shallow isn't an inherent property of water. Water can be deep, and water can be shallow, depending on where the water is and how much of it there is. Similarly, falsehood is not an inherent property of hope, either. But hope can certainly be false hope, depending on what is being hoped for and the liklihood of that thing happening being a positive number with reasonable magnitude.

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