Skip to comments.The Unbearable Lightness of Being Ezra
Posted on 01/23/2014 5:07:08 AM PST by rootin tootin
We dont know if Jeff Bezos laughed aloud when Ezra Klein, one of his star bloggers at The Washington Post, pitched an idea for a new website and asked for an eight-figure check to get it off the ground. We do know that Bezos decided to let him to seek investors elsewhere ... Klein, you will recall, is the wonk who went on television after the GOP regained its majority in the House to discuss the disputes erupting between Republicans and Democrats concerning limits on federal power. The cause of this discord, he explained, was the verbiage of the Constitution: The text is confusing because it was written more than 100 years ago. Klein is evidently under the impression that the document in question was written during the McKinley administration.
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Well it was indeed written more than 100 years ago, in the same sense that New York is more than 100 miles from Washington DC.
Yes, just as a loaf of bread weighs less than 25,000 pounds.
I had an architect question the weight of a piece of equipment the general contractor had to move with a crane once. I didn’t know for sure, but was certain that it weighed less that 25,000 lbs. - knowing that the 15 ton crane on the job site would easily be able to make the lift.
This poor guy spent 15 minutes arguing with me that ‘there’s no way that equipment can weigh that much.’ That’s when I started listing things that all weighed less than 25,000 lbs. - starting with the equipment, a Cadillac, a Volkswagen, a large man, a small woman, a loaf of bread, a penny - they ALL weigh less than 25, 000 lbs.
To the amazement of all in the meeting, he persisted in repeating that there was no way the equipment could weigh that much.
I finally looked at the contractor and asked him if his crane could pick up a loaf of bread that weighed less than 25,000 lbs. with his crane. His response was priceless.
“Yes I can. And I can pick up your piece of equipment, too.”
End of discussion; beginning of laughter.
I know the feeling.
I once had an Exxon engineer tell me it was impossible for anyone to do what I was doing.
Didn’t make any difference how many times I showed him how easy it was to do, he said it was impossible.
Typical liberal business sense. I want to run a business; how about you taking all the risk?
I wonder how he will feeeel when his business and employment plans hits a wall?
Since he is a liar I guess he feels he can be employed by any of the DNC news outlets.