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ĎItís really not math, itís just arithmeticí: Rep. Ed Markey explains government budgeting
Twitchy ^ | 6-11-2013 | Twitchy Staff

Posted on 06/11/2013 8:08:40 PM PDT by smoothsailing

June 11, 2013

‘It’s really not math, it’s just arithmetic’: Rep. Ed Markey explains government budgeting

Twitchy Staff

America dodged a bullet last year by rejecting the dark occult powers of “math witch” Paul Ryan in favor of rocket scientist and shotgun aficionado Joe “Three Letter Word” Biden. Voters in Massachusetts are facing a similar dilemma this year, as Democratic Rep. Ed Markey, fending off a challenge by Republican Gabriel Gomez, wowed the audience at tonight’s debate but showing off his own math skills.

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1 posted on 06/11/2013 8:08:40 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Rest my case! 36 year Congressional Loser gets outed for being a complete and utter MO-ron! What else is new?


2 posted on 06/11/2013 8:17:46 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: smoothsailing
Howie Carr,an excellent Boston talk host and columnist,claims that Markey’s last government job was to drive a Frostee Freeze truck many years ago.I think he might be serious when he makes that claim.
3 posted on 06/11/2013 8:19:26 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: smoothsailing

So I guess my students are right after all: We’ll never really use math anyway.


4 posted on 06/11/2013 8:21:04 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: smoothsailing

He’s really not an idiot. He’s just an imbecile.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 8:22:25 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: smoothsailing

He’s really not an idiot. He’s just an imbecile.


6 posted on 06/11/2013 8:22:25 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: acapesket
Linguistically, he is correct:

"Arithmetic or arithmetics (from the Greek word arithmos "number") is the oldest and most elementary branch of mathematics, used very popularly, for tasks ranging from simple day-to-day counting to advanced science and business calculations. It involves the study of quantity, especially as the result of operations that combine numbers. In common usage, it refers to the simpler properties when using the traditional operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with smaller values of numbers."

"Mathematics is the abstract study of quantity, structure, space, change, and many other topics."

I'm not saying Democrats are adept at either, but there is a distinction.

7 posted on 06/11/2013 8:22:43 PM PDT by Gunslingr3
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To: smoothsailing

He’s a good fit for the Mass voters.


8 posted on 06/11/2013 8:23:49 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: smoothsailing

not math, just arithmetic.....

Does that mean even Lois Lerner could do it?


9 posted on 06/11/2013 8:25:20 PM PDT by uncitizen (our liberties and freedom are in danger of being taken away forever! Speak out NOW!)
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To: acapesket
LOL, Markey is no Joe Biden!


10 posted on 06/11/2013 8:25:31 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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‘It’s really not math, it’s just arithmetic’

That's not what he said. What he said is It's really not math, it's oritmitic. listen carefully.

11 posted on 06/11/2013 8:27:11 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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LOL, you’re right, thanks for clearing that up! :o)


12 posted on 06/11/2013 8:29:48 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Gunslingr3

Ed Markey would not know what a linguist is if it crawled up you know where!

I will vote for Gomez as a protest vote, it won’t matter.
It’s all pre rigged here.
See Salem, Lynn, Lowell, Lawrence, Revere, Boston, Chelsea, Dorchester, Springfield, Northhampton, Lincoln , Concord , Worcester.
Most everywhere else will be red, just like with Scott Brown (MASSIVE RINO).
Obambi figured out thru the census that it only takes a few communities to rig the state. Then again, he did supposedly attend hahvud Cambridge...doncha know?


13 posted on 06/11/2013 8:32:38 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Gunslingr3

The problem is that most of the populous doesn’t know the difference. The words are commonly used interchangeably, even though it’s not ‘technically’ correct.


14 posted on 06/11/2013 8:34:21 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: smoothsailing

IOW, Malarky thinks his constituents are morons and wants to show them that he’s as dumb as they are. I wonder if he’s right?


15 posted on 06/11/2013 8:38:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: smoothsailing

I failed orithmatic.


16 posted on 06/11/2013 8:38:23 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: smoothsailing

Math iz somtin dat da smartz peepel du!


17 posted on 06/11/2013 8:47:48 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Gunslingr3

According to this site, he is wrong. Budget analysts do use mathematics.

http://weusemath.org/?career=budget-analyst

You must be thinking of accountants.


18 posted on 06/11/2013 8:50:30 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: mylife

I got kicked out of origami.


19 posted on 06/11/2013 8:53:09 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Wanderer99

Gomez loves Juan McUseless.
Brown loved Juan McUseless.

Can you see a pattern here?


20 posted on 06/11/2013 8:55:07 PM PDT by billys kid ("Bury me on my head for one day this world will be upside down." (Diogenes))
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