These “friends of freedom” are damned scary to me.
Rick says things that he didn’t say and writes things that he didn’t write and does things that he didn’t do and now we discover he remembers things he didn’t experience. Quite the trick. “He wasn’t a very serious student.”
Ah. I almost forgot these gems. But a reporter in Philadelphia reminds me. And you. When do they talk about these? Ricky Dolt strikes again.
Like the infamous LGF troll Charlyze Sartre, this loon has a self-reported (and probably self measured) IQ that is improbably high…
Langan is an American autodidact whose IQ has (been reported by various media sources to have) been measured at between 195 and 210. Typical fare for less serious news outlets, Langan, who has been called “the smartest man in America”, rose to prominence in while working as a bouncer on Long Island. He subsequently developed his own “theory of the relationship between mind and reality” (note the curious formulation) which he calls the “Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe (CTMU)” (the fact that CTMU had a Wikipedia entry was cited by John Farrell as an example of Wikipedia’s untrustworthiness). Langan has been quoted as saying that “you cannot describe the universe completely with any accuracy unless you’re willing to admit that it’s both physical and mental in nature” and that his CTMU “explains the connection between mind and reality, therefore the presence of cognition and universe in the same phrase”. He also claims that “you can prove the existence of God, the soul and an afterlife, using mathematics.”
Why, when they’re full of hot air of course.
In this paper, we report on the first-ever test of the accuracy of figures who made political predictions. We sampled the predictions of 26 individuals who wrote columns in major newspapers and/or appeared on the three major Sunday television news shows (Face the Nation, Meet the Press, and This Week) over a 16 month period from September 2007 to December 2008. Collectively, we called these pundits and politicians “prognosticators.” We evaluated each of the 472 predictions we recorded, testing it for its accuracy. Based on an analysis of these predictions, we answer three questions:
Which prognosticators are most accurate? We found wide disparities in the predictive accuracy of these individuals, and we divided them into “the good, the bad, and the ugly.”
Which characteristics are associated with predictive accuracy? We examined the effects of age, education, ideology, and other factors on accuracy.
What is the purpose of media pundits? We discuss whether the ordinary citizen should look to pundits for deeper analysis of events, or whether pundits are simply a more enjoyable way to learn about the events of the day. We also consider alternative viewpoints, including the notion that pundits are useful as representatives of opposing points of view in the country, and the idea that they are simply entertainers.
As we noted yesterday in our post about Bryan Fischer interviewing Rep. Michele Bachmann, a group of conservative leaders - including Bachmann, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Haley Barbour, and David Barton - have gathered for a Religious Right event in Iowa aimed at mobilizing pastors called “Rediscover God In America.”
The event is being webcast by the American Family Association and last night David Barton got the festivities underway by explaining to the audience that all of our economic and tax policies ought to be dictated by the Bible … and that means getting rid of the minimum wage because it was opposed by Jesus:
If there’s one thing we know about Jesus, it’s that he hated the poor and the sick and forbade us to clothe the naked. And who could forget when he berated the moneychangers in thetemple— for not setting up in a more prominent place? Location, location, location!
Weapons grade crazy in video.
Joyce Kaufman announced she was leaving her job as the Chief of Staff to Republican U.S. Rep.elect Allen West. Something about what she said and the evil liberal media twisting her words. Just because someone said they were going to shoot something up, maybe even a school, had no bearing on her inflammatory remarks. No, not at all.
Speaking in New York on September 11, 2010, far left activist Cindy Sheehan told a crowd “I’m a 9/11 Truther,” and said that she thought Dick Cheney was behind the terror attacks. The crowd of loons gave her a standing ovation.
I hate truthers.