TV News LIES

Saturday, May 28th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Editorials Alex Baer: Republican Math Invades Europe

Alex Baer: Republican Math Invades Europe

E-mail Print PDF

GOP mathAt first glance, it's a jaw-dropping shock -- and then, the longer you stare at it, trying to peer into its mysteries, it becomes even less real than that.  Like poking smoke rings with a fork.

And, quite a lot like the wildly erroneous math used in recent years by the GOP to justify pet projects while pretending things really -- wink, nudge -- add up.

It appears some of that same logic is seeping into Europe:  A woman in France received a telephone bill for almost 12 quadrillion euros -- about 9.25 quadrillion U.S. dollars.

Yes, of course, it's a goof -- one of the more spectacular ones, sure to join the ranks of other astonishing math blunders of its type, right up there with the more subtle, but equally eye-popping, misplaced-or-missing decimal point in the contract, or a spot where "or" should have been used versus "and," followed by billions in shaken foundations.

In this case, the dazzling math goof in phone billing was more than 6-thousand times France's annual economic output.

(Yep, sounds like the Romney-Ryan math team has been there, all right, advising company accountants and programmers.)

The BBC story quoted the woman, a former teaching assistant who had requested her phone company account be closed after losing her job last month, as saying she "almost had a heart attack.  There were so many zeroes, I couldn't even work out how much it was."

(Again:  Yes, that sure sounds like Republicans, all right:  Espouse tightly conservative economic values and concerns about the national debt -- but only after putting two major wars, a bundle of skirmishes, and some massive bank bailouts on the nation's credit card!)

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


How Israel Lost Its Latest Chance for a Peace Process

Israel lost its last chance for peaceLast Friday, after weeks of political maneuvering, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Avigdor Lieberman to...

Bob Alexander: God (or whoever) Bless You Mr. Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut47 years ago I bailed out of a Medieval English Literature class just in time and...

Bob Alexander: Symptomatic Nerve Gas

nerve gasOne of the low-key lunatics who skulked around the Seattle's University District would set up shop...

Alex Baer: '183,429 Better Ways to Elect a President'

crazy electionThe best book I've read in quite a while is a nonexistent one called Scorched-Earth Realpolitik...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!