inbhirnis: (Trekkie 2006)
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He just gave a great shout-out to his Trek demo tonight. Criticizing the Republican budget unveiled today, which showed spurious projections of the Obama budget priorities out to the year 2080, he quoted an Office of Management and Budget official who said, tactfully, that such long-range projections had 'a significant amount of uncertainty' attached to them. Keith then said 'not surprising, since 2080 will be 17 years after we make contact with the planet Vulcan'.

Hee! He even got the date of 'first contact' right!

Date: 2009-04-02 02:32 am (UTC)
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It got a big, geeky laugh from me, natch!

Date: 2009-04-02 02:36 am (UTC)
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Best part?

You just KNOW that some smoking hot bear cub nerd Production Assistant is who knew the answer without having to call Research!


Date: 2009-04-02 02:43 am (UTC)
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Yes - I doubt very much that the Keith-ster himself knew this - some geek in his staff had it right at his fingertips, though.

Date: 2009-04-02 02:40 am (UTC)
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If we collected "Cost of Protecting Your Ass" fees from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan. We could wipe that debt out in no time. I think $40 billion each, per year is reasonable. Or they can just fend for themselves.

Date: 2009-04-02 02:45 am (UTC)
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Weren't we meant to be making money from the Iraq invasion? That's what the Bush war crimes regime suggested - that we'd be greeted as liberators, things would calm down quickly, and the oil proceeds would flow into US corporate coffers.

Hmmm - not so much.

Date: 2009-04-02 03:31 am (UTC)
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You're such a geek.

I love it.

Live long and prosper.

Date: 2009-04-02 03:38 am (UTC)
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You don't know the half of it... ( :-)

Date: 2009-04-02 11:56 am (UTC)
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That is seriously hysterical!

Date: 2009-04-05 07:29 pm (UTC)
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Cute reference. :)
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