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Odysseus
03-07-2011, 12:28 PM
Iowahawk is usually just funny as hell, but this time, the humor is derived from his absolute destruction of Paul Krugman's arguments on public education, and then he ups the ante by schooling his disciples in the finer points of probability theory. Both are must-reads, especially if you have a NY Times talking point spouting idiot that you have to deal with. Enjoy:

http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2011/03/longhorns-17-badgers-1.html
http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2011/03/badgering-the-witless.html

Arroyo_Doble
03-07-2011, 01:13 PM
Good one.

Another one for Krugman:


http://blogs.mbs.edu/fishing-in-the-bay/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/correlation1.png

Odysseus
03-07-2011, 03:59 PM
Good one.

Another one for Krugman:


http://blogs.mbs.edu/fishing-in-the-bay/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/correlation1.png

Okay, that's funny.

Arroyo_Doble
03-07-2011, 04:03 PM
Okay, that's funny.

Krugman's lazy attempt to tie collective bargaining rights with student performance was pathetic. He deserved to get slapped.

marinejcksn
03-07-2011, 04:08 PM
Common sense just hurts so good. Notice how the Night douche stays away from posts where he'll have his lunch eaten. :p

Odysseus
03-07-2011, 04:53 PM
Krugman's lazy attempt to tie collective bargaining rights with student performance was pathetic. He deserved to get slapped.

Yes, but because he works at the Times, it's unlikely that many of his readers will know that he's been slapped. Iowahawk isn't exactly on their radar.

CueSi
03-07-2011, 05:17 PM
Yes, but because he works at the Times, it's unlikely that many of his readers will know that he's been slapped. Iowahawk isn't exactly on their radar.


Krugman's lazy attempt to tie collective bargaining rights with student performance was pathetic. He deserved to get slapped.


<Gets tumble of Jack and Coke....

Don't mind me boys... don't mind me. :p

~QC

malloc
03-07-2011, 05:22 PM
Yes, but because he works at the Times, it's unlikely that many of his readers will know that he's been slapped. Iowahawk isn't exactly on their radar.

I'm going to speak in unfounded generalities here; Most contributors of papers on the same level as Krugman tend to be a little ego-maniacal. If Krugman's ego wins out over his sense, he may publish a rebuttal to Iowahawk's claims, which would lead to a Streisand Effect (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect) which could potentially enlighten many of Krugman's reader's to Iowahawk's post.

That would be interesting to see. It's also one of the reasons junk journalism has become pretty dangerous in this day and age. A no name blog might have a brilliant rebuttal for a top tier left wing hack of a journalist. Unfortunately no one is gong to read the blog, until the left wing hack tries to take a stab at it. Then that journalist's readership goes, "What's this all about? *click*".

Odysseus
03-07-2011, 06:09 PM
I'm going to speak in unfounded generalities here; Most contributors of papers on the same level as Krugman tend to be a little ego-maniacal. If Krugman's ego wins out over his sense, he may publish a rebuttal to Iowahawk's claims, which would lead to a Streisand Effect (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect) which could potentially enlighten many of Krugman's reader's to Iowahawk's post.

That would be interesting to see. It's also one of the reasons junk journalism has become pretty dangerous in this day and age. A no name blog might have a brilliant rebuttal for a top tier left wing hack of a journalist. Unfortunately no one is gong to read the blog, until the left wing hack tries to take a stab at it. Then that journalist's readership goes, "What's this all about? *click*".

I'd never heard it called the Streisand Effect before, but since we're on the subject, and it would piss her off if she knew, here's the picture:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c3/Barbrahouse1.jpg

Smile, Babs! :D