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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Those damned dinosaurs

What's Mallard raving about today?

Federal employees, conventional wisdom, who gets credit for ending the Great Depression, Geocentrists.

Be careful what you wish for...Mallard's finally done raving about The Path to 9-11, but now he's back to Federal employee's wages, a subject I'd hoped was left for dead 2-1/2 weeks ago.

Important note, however for Mallard: the definition of Conventional Wisdom is "certain ideas or explanations that are generally accepted as true by the public." It has not been Conventional Wisdom that the Sun revolves around the Earth since somewhere around the 13th century.

Also, there can only be one factor to which we assign credit for ending the Great Depression? That's the definition of sophomoric historical insight. Gratuitous, but on-point, Simpsons reference:
Proctor: All right, here's your last question. What was the cause of the Civil War?
Apu: Actually, there were numerous causes. Aside from the obvious schism between the abolitionists and the anti-abolitionists, there were economic factors, both domestic and inter--
Proctor: Wait, wait... just say slavery.
Apu: Slavery it is, sir.

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