Tuesday, June 18, 2013

At the Intersection of Politics and Mathematics

If you're like me*, you have been frustrated and disgusted by the inability of Congress to actually accomplish anything worthwhile. While the country is beset with seemingly intractable problems, our elected reprehensives spend their time insulting each other's motives and character, scheduling huge numbers of hearings on issues intended only to paint the political opposition in the worst possible light, and taking long recesses**.

Nice work if you can get it.

As a public service, I have spent some time with my newspapers and calculator and have developed this helpful equation which will help you figure out how much time it will actually take Congress to accomplish anything. Click it to big it, as Mike would say ...

Don't thank me. It's all part of the service.

Have a good day. More thoughts later.


* And God help you if you are.

** At least when they're in recess, they're not screwing anything else up.


eViL pOp TaRt said...

That's about right! And somewhere remarkable meterological events occur in Hell.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Congress is just about hopeless. They may name a post office now and then, but mostly try to get on the news for some flimsy pretext. I wish their salaries were prorated according to the amount of legislation they did pass, but they would pass a lot of faux acts.

Mike said...

That equation looks worse than some of the stuff from chemical engineering classes.

Banana Oil said...

So that is how entropy comes about!