PROMMISE MADE

Hillary visits Silicon Valley, and pledges:

“As president I will increase support for basic and applied research, by increasing the research budgets of the National Science Foundation the Department of Energy Office of Science and the Department of Defense.”

Increase the federal spelling budget while you’re at it, Hillary. Check that version of “tomorrow” …

Posted by Tim B. on 05/31/2007 at 11:54 PM
    1. Can you be legally held to a misspelled promise?

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 06 01 at 12:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. The <strike>Promsicuous</strike> Prommised Land?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 06 01 at 12:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. Who’s Tom Morrow anyway?

      Posted by Honkie Hammer on 2007 06 01 at 12:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. You say tomato, I say tommato …

      Cripes, at least Weird Al gets his slideshow spelling right?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 06 01 at 12:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. Tommorrow is another daze …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 06 01 at 12:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. New Jobs for Tommorrow:

      1.  Hire better stenographer

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 06 01 at 12:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. #3. And how many jobs does one man need, anyway?

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 06 01 at 12:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. I wonder how impressed the wiz kids listening to her were with the idea of more state involvement in their research.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 06 01 at 12:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. O/T:

      Youtube: BBC coverage of Branson/Gore announcement – note: no dissenting AGW views are tolerated by the Ministry of Troofers.

      Youtube: Al Gore watches THE INCONVENIENT NEWS – hilarious!

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 06 01 at 01:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. #3
      That’s the problem with kerning. If you’re not careful, Tom worries about his job or Clint gets offended.

      Posted by lotocoti on 2007 06 01 at 01:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. #8 Grimmy

      That is not state involvement. That is more like almost unrestricted research grants.

      Government funded R&D will few strings.

      FREE MONEY!

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 06 01 at 01:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. Actually that article or brief by Roman is simply bizarre.  I’m trying to be kind.

      He list Hillary as guest of Applied Materials Corp.  He then states that Applied Materials makes or develops alternative energy systems.  Really!  AMAT(as it’s known) does have a small energy presence but their claim to fame is as a foundry equipment corp.  They manufacture the equipment used in the semiconductor industry.  Intel goes to them to get the equipment to manufcture their chips.  A reporter in the Bay Area should know this.  They are a huge and very well know corp, not some quaint little niche operation.

      Roman then goes on to indicate that Splinter is the CEO of both Applied Technologies and Silicon Valley.  Splinter is the CEO of Applied Materials(amat) corporation.  The others I’ve never really heard of so I can’t vouch for that.

      Glad all of those gatekeepers are on the job.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 06 01 at 01:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ok
      It’s “lists” and “manufactures” Insert the usual quote about preview.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 06 01 at 01:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. New Jbos for Torrommow:

      Guset Skeaper Halliry Clitnon

      c/- Alipped Malariets

      .
      Could be fun with an anagram generator …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 06 01 at 01:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. The Mainstream Media may have “multiple layers” of editing and fact-checking (har!), but proofreading may have been lost in the shuffle…

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 06 01 at 02:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. #11, yojimbo,

      (Damn it, my posts are disappearing again!)

      You don’t see the strings attached to grant monies because they are put in place with the choice of who gets what to do whatever research is made by government bureaucrats handing out your hard earned money.  If you doubt this, take a look at what is happening to those scientists who dare to go against the “consensus” whores promoting gorbal wormening.  Governments have a vested interest in the added power given them in the name of climate change.

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 06 01 at 02:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ack!  Frustration leads to grammatical incompetence!  That should read:

      “…they are put in place when the choice of who gets what…”

      Maybe the very subject of this thread has adversely affected me.

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 06 01 at 02:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. Shodln’t that be “Fedral spelng bugget”?

      Posted by kae on 2007 06 01 at 04:03 AM • permalink

 

    1. “As president I will increase support for basic and applied research, by increasing the research budgets of the National Science Foundation (focusing on the reduction of global warmming) the Department of Energy (reducing carbon emmmissions) Office of Science (to develop even mmore useless enviro-technological gadgetry)and the Department of Defense (just kidding!)” 

      Before Czarina Hillary escaped the pits of hell, I thought Pat Schroeder was Satan’s whore.  Looks like he’s lowered his standards.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 06 01 at 04:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hillary Clinton:

      “America can and must succeed in the 21st century.”

      Yes Mom.

      Clinton is a guest of Applied Materials, which develops alternative energy systems. She let them know that as president she will fund ways to combat global warming.

      By selling weapons to Iran perhaps?

      Hillary Clinton:

      Whether it was mercury in our water, carbon dioxide in our atmosphere

      Yeah…cuz we wouldn’t want any carbon dioxide in our atmosphere or anything.

      or decisions over women’s health

      And, way to throw the Choice-Pooches a bone there too Hil.

      Applied Technologies CEO Mike Splinter:

      “I am not making a selection on that at this point.”

      I read ya’ bro.

      Posted by Thomas on 2007 06 01 at 04:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. #14
      Worm softer job on worm:

      Perilously threaten slacking

      c/- Impartial pleased

      [Reads like something MADE IN CHINA].

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 06 01 at 04:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. #20

      Next thing you know she’ll be wanting to outlaw chlorine…

      Posted by kae on 2007 06 01 at 04:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. #18 Kae, I read that as “feral” spelling budget.

      That works for me.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 06 01 at 04:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. #11, yojimbo:

      Gov grant system turned feces into a prime material for art. I doubt the end product would be much different for science.

      Money gained by playing the con game of grant submissions only goes to the good on accident.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 06 01 at 04:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. LOL Nilk I DID nearly leave the d out!!!!

      and it worked for me, too. but I changed it.

      Posted by kae on 2007 06 01 at 04:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. There’s a simple question to ask every time a member of the Senate running for President proposes a new law or funding for something:

      “When did you last submit this proposal to the Senate for enactment into law?”

      If the answer is anything other than “In this very session of Congress”, the proper response is,

      “Why should we give a promotion to someone who isn’t doing their current job?”

      Posted by Warmongering Lunatic on 2007 06 01 at 05:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. A touch of irony: the National Spelling Bee was held in Washington, DC this week. Finals were yesterday, I think.

      Posted by Retread on 2007 06 01 at 07:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. or decisions over wommen’s health

      Wot about mmen’s health???

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 06 01 at 07:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. O/T:

      Andrew McIntyre gives David Marr what-for over an allegedly muzzled ABC*, etc. under Howard on Phatty’s Late Night Pravda Central.

      *Marr must be out of his tiny mind.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 06 01 at 07:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. On a serious note, I dread the prospect of this woman’s presidency. I’m afraid that the “long march through the institutions” by liberals (American version=leftists) has dangerously undermined the common-sense attributes of the American people through the constant leftist proselytizing by the news AND entertainment media, as well as by the universities (and increasingly, even the elementary and secondary school systems). The whole situation is being exacerbated by some of the (to me, anyway)inexplicable political maneuverings of President Bush (concerning whom, I recommend for your consideration this sad, but insightful article by Peggy Noonan.)

      I am usually pretty upbeat, but I fear that we are in for another left-wing scourge, featuring an acceleration of the tendency toward greater centralization of power, dangerous economic policy driven by an insane hysteria over climate change, and – because of a lack of serious immigration and security measures – a transformation of America into a modern version of the doomed Austro-Hungarian empire.

      Not that any of this is inevitable, of course. Just possible; and perhaps likely, if people don’t start truly thinking. As Lionel Trilling said, “we have a moral responsibility to be intelligent.”

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 01 at 08:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hey, how can anyone attack Hillary just for an alternative spelling of tomorrow? Al splenings be equol.  Evree won gits hapy stikr!
      “Whether it was mercury in our water”, Psst, Madam Want-to-be-President-for-Life, compact fluorescent bulbs have this nasty little mercury problem too.
      So we can’t use regular bulbs, nor can we use CFLs, and I suppose kerosene lights (the previous mode of lighting) are out as well.  I’ve got it, lets go back to whale oil lighting!

      Posted by rbj1 on 2007 06 01 at 09:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. #31 rbj1: Actually, I’m thinking of starting a lightingbug ranch. The Lazy P Ranch will breed these things, put ‘em in jars, and distribute them as alternative lighting fixtures.

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 01 at 09:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ah, the benefits of open-ended government-grant-funded research.  Or as Clive James once put it: “What the scientists learned about the cats wasn’t a patch on what the cats learned about the scientists.”

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 06 01 at 09:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. #33 richard: Love that line about the cats and the scientists.

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 01 at 09:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. #30, paco, thanks for the link.  I believe that Peggy Noonan nailed it!  I emailed the link to my father-in-law, a retired university professor and a life-long conservative Republican who over the past several years has become utterly disillusioned with Bush. Drawing from what Ms. Noonan has written, I wonder if Bush really knows how much he has alienated the Republican base. For me, for Bush to have alienated my father-in-law, a man who is battle hardened so to speak from over 30 years of defending his party within his department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, speaks volumes about the damage to the base.

      Posted by Mark Razak on 2007 06 01 at 10:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. Forget the spelling.  I’m more fascinated by Hillary’s unerring sense of smell for where the money is.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 06 01 at 10:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. #35 Mark: I don’t always agree with Peggy Noonan, but when she’s right, she really does nail it.

      Bush acquired a lot of political capital in the heady days of our victory over Hussein, and he said that he was going to spend it – by which, I assume, he meant that he was going to make tough decisions that needed to be made while he had the popular backing to do so. I think that’s fine, in concept; however, what concerns me is that he may also be spending the capital of the Republican Party, too – which isn’t fine at all. The particularly harsh attacks by Bush and, especially, by mouthpieces like Linda Chavez, on opponents of the Immigration bill have caused serious fissures, not only within the party, proper, but among bloggers who, heretofore, have been strong supporters of the President, and are now publicly breaking with him – not so much because of the Immigration bill, itself, but because of the President’s ill-considered attacks on “the base”.

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 01 at 10:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. Straight out of Bill’s playbook.

      While governor of Arkansas, Clinton had a multimillion-dollar “discretionary” fund, from which he would draw a six-figure sum just before giving a speech somewhere in the state.

      Then he would announce, mid-speech, that he’d appropriated all this money to the institution he was addressing, and the crowd would go wild.

      It’s so easy to be a Democrat.

      Gratifying, too, if you’re a Democrat politician who craves adoration.

      Posted by Rittenhouse on 2007 06 01 at 11:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. #16 Saltydog, #24 Grimmy.

      <the yojimbo adjusts the strap on his WW1 Doughboy helmet and searches the cabinent for unused “Friendly Fire Incident Reports”.>

      What!  What!

      I read Grimmy at #8 to mean gov’t intrusion-a valid interpretation. My point was that it is free money to the politically connected who will be the ones getting the grants.
      And don’t forget the other half of that unofficial executive level agency-retaliatory action to the unwashed.

      Not stated in that mess of a piece was the Hillary proposal for a 50 billion dollar reearch agency slush fund paid for by action against the fossil fuel industry.  I rest my case.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 06 01 at 12:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. Shoot, if’n the Hildebeest had fellated ol’ Billy like that, he never woulda got impeached…

      Posted by mojo on 2007 06 01 at 01:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. No need for the helmut, yojimbo, as I see we are really on the same page.  No insult to your intelligence was intended, since you’ve proven yourself more than capable in the brains department.

      I can’t even speak coherently about Bush anymore.  Ozymandias, with his giant feet of clay, comes to mind

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 06 01 at 05:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. But-I-want-to-keep-the-helmet.

      “cabinent”!  I’m sure that looked just fine and dandy this morning when I was booting up my trading program.  Sheesh!

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 06 01 at 08:20 PM • permalink

 

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