If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan's holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia , would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to "Cinco de Cuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had mis-spelled the word "advice" would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoe as proof of what a dunce he is?

If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he's a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush's administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans, would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had assigned 32 or more "Czars" who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate, to direct much of what is happening in America, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

If George W Bush had proposed to double the national debt in one year, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had spent more than all the Presidents combined since George Washington, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can't think of anything?

Don't worry. He's done all this in 11 months -- so you'll have 3 years and 1 month to come up with an answer.

Definitely a must see!

'After three weeks of lectures and receptions in New York, Einstein paid a visit to Washington.

For reasons fathomable only to those who live in that city, the Senate decided to debate the theory of relativity. On the House side of the Capitol, Representative J. J. Kindred of New York proposed placing an explanation of Einstein’s theories in the Congressional Record.

David Walsh of Massachusetts rose to object. Did Kindred understand the theory?

“I have been earnestly busy with this theory for three weeks,” Kindred replied, “and am beginning to see some light.”

But what relevance, he was asked, did it have to the business of Congress?

“It may bear upon the legislation of the future as to general relations with the cosmos.” '

For reasons fathomable only to those who live in that city, the Senate decided to debate the theory of relativity. On the House side of the Capitol, Representative J. J. Kindred of New York proposed placing an explanation of Einstein’s theories in the Congressional Record.

David Walsh of Massachusetts rose to object. Did Kindred understand the theory?

“I have been earnestly busy with this theory for three weeks,” Kindred replied, “and am beginning to see some light.”

But what relevance, he was asked, did it have to the business of Congress?

“It may bear upon the legislation of the future as to general relations with the cosmos.” '

**A cutie**

Here is a great little tidbit I picked up last week.

Theorem: Let N be any odd number, not a multiple of 5. Then there is a number consisting of a string of 9's which it divides into.

Let N be, say, 2009. Consider the 2010 numbers 9, 99, 999, 9999, 99999, ... up to 99999...9 (2010 9's)

Divide 2009 into each of them. There can only be 2009 remainders (0,1,2,...2008) so two remainders must be the same for two of the numbers by the pigeonhole principle. Call these numbers a and b.

So,

a = 2009p + r and

b = 2009q + r.

Assume a > b.

So a - b = 2009(p - q). So 2009 divides a - b, a number which looks like 999999...00000 where the number of 0's equals the number of digits of b.

But 2009 cannot be a multiple of 10, being an odd number not a multiple of 5, so 2009 divides 9999999...9999, a string of 9's equal to the number of digits of a minus the number of digits of b.

QED

Theorem: Let N be any odd number, not a multiple of 5. Then there is a number consisting of a string of 9's which it divides into.

Let N be, say, 2009. Consider the 2010 numbers 9, 99, 999, 9999, 99999, ... up to 99999...9 (2010 9's)

Divide 2009 into each of them. There can only be 2009 remainders (0,1,2,...2008) so two remainders must be the same for two of the numbers by the pigeonhole principle. Call these numbers a and b.

So,

a = 2009p + r and

b = 2009q + r.

Assume a > b.

So a - b = 2009(p - q). So 2009 divides a - b, a number which looks like 999999...00000 where the number of 0's equals the number of digits of b.

But 2009 cannot be a multiple of 10, being an odd number not a multiple of 5, so 2009 divides 9999999...9999, a string of 9's equal to the number of digits of a minus the number of digits of b.

QED

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