Skip to comments.Margaret Carlson imitates the Onion
Posted on 09/24/2011 9:55:00 AM PDT by moneyrunner
The Wall Street Journals Best of the Web column by James Taranto has a regular feature called Life imitates the Onion, the Onion being a satirical publication. This morning as I was glancing through my local papers op-ed section I noted a column by Margaret Carlson that has to fit the definition. Trying to make fun of Republicans she noted that there is a lot of vocal opposition on the Right about the law that effectively bans 100 watt incandescent light bulbs. How did Congress do that? Ill let Margaret Carlson explain:
Under the law a 100-watt incandescent bulb would have to use only 72 watts of energy starting in 2012. Carlson was serious, oblivious to the fact that a 100 watt bulb uses 100 watts of energy, by definition! If it uses less or more, its not a 100 watt bulb.
Which is no less insane that the Onion article that claimed that legislation had been introduced that changes the value of pi to 3 because the real value 3.1416 was too hard to use.
Okay, I get to use it first: “Margaret Carlson has never been mistaken for the brightest journalistic bulb in DC.”
Her dimmer switch is turned down way too low.
she does baby talk.
she’s one of bill o’reilly’s moo cows.
She’s a lib and we all know that libs are not good with numbers (except when it comes to manipulating elections and seeking campaign contributions).
There is a reason pharmaceuticals and alcohol are generally not recommend for use before operating a keyboard. (And throw in Dragon voice stuff too...)
She’s one of the dumbest ones out there. When she’s on a panel show, the others usually politely let her talk, then ignore whatever she said.
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