Sheldon: 60 only takes me to here. I need to get to here.
Leonard: What’s there?
Sheldon: The earliest estimate of the singularity, when man will be able to transfer his consciousness into machines and achieve immortality.
Leonard: So, you’re upset about missing out on becoming some sort of freakish self-aware robot?
Sheldon: By this much.
The Big Bang Theory The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification 2010
I have a bone to pick with GOP candidate Gabriel Gomez.
No it’s not with the fact that he is a Hispanic Republican with a great personal story a history of service to this country, a record of success in business, not a career politician promising to vote based on getting things done rather than on party lines.
Those are all great reasons to vote for him next month.
It’s about this latest ad on Ed Markey and raising Taxes:
Now the average conservative might see this ad and say: “What’s wrong with it?”
Do I have a problem with saying Ed Markey have voted to raise taxes 271 times? No.
Do I have an issue with the suggestion that if elected to the US Senate Ed Markey is likely to embrace every tax hike that comes down the pike as long as he can? No.
Do I have an issue with saying Ed Markey have Voted for higher business taxes, personal taxes, special taxes, gas taxes? No
I wouldn’t even have an issue if the ad suggested Markey would support taxes ON taxes.
My problem is with the phrase: “For an unlimited time”
Yes: Ed Markey has on average voted to raise taxes once every 49.05 days for the last 36+ years.
Yes: Ed Markey if he is elected to the Senate and serves as long as Strom Thurmond did will, based on his current average up vote for higher taxes at least another 250 times.
But unless the likelihood of a breakthrough concerning the singularity changes dramatically the 66-year-old Markey will NOT survive long enough to get there.
As true as the ad is otherwise, we can’t assume a voting democrat will mean we’ll eventually get a Robotized Ed Markey in the Senate casting votes for higher taxes forever and ever…
…but why take the chance?
Because when it comes to raising taxes there IS no functional difference between a liberal democrat & a freakish self aware robot!
Update: If Ed Markey WAS a freakishly self aware Robot he would be able to remember if he ever opposed a tax increase in 30+ years:
Via Michael Graham who nails it:
The perfect US Senator for Massachusetts:
That my friends is up to you.