Kinetic military action? You’re kidding right? Right?

Many stories on this new verbal construction.

One good one is at Hotair, WH: This isn’t a war, it’s a “kinetic military action” , where the very witty Ed Morrissey notes:

… they told me that if I voted for John McCain, we’d get an administration that used Orwellian terms in an attempt to hide its military adventurism — and they were right! 

Before the public is even able to digest that, we suggest that what’s actually happening in the WH is Brownian motion, as described by Einstein.

Another definition is more like what IFO learned in school: “A suspended particle is constantly and randomly bombarded from all sides by molecules of the liquid.”

Actually, that’s what the stock market looks like a lot of the time.


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2 Responses to Kinetic military action? You’re kidding right? Right?

  1. Michael Morrison says:

    Why, IFO, when the world is going to … well, let me say to pieces, and fuel prices are preventing our driving to the poor-house — we’ll all have to walk — WHY does the stock market rise?
    Sure, I know why gold and silver rise, but the market ought, if there were any reason behind it (reason meaning rationality), to be dropping sharply.
    Thank you.

  2. IFO says:

    That may be a rhetorical question, but IFO has been asking it herself for several months. Her tentative answer: where to you think QE2 and the ARRA (Stimulus) went?

    No, not TO Wall Street, but THROUGH Wall Street, right to the mutual funds and other investments held by the pension funds, many of which are run and held by public employee unions. We’re not sure of the exact mechanism – it may have been to the TBTF banks through the Bank Bailouts in addition to QE2 and ARRA.

    We do know, due to a news analysis we just wrote, that most of the ARRA money went to local governments to build sidewalks and fill potholes, etc. Any local govt that got its greedy hands on ARRA money would surely shore up its sinking public employee pension funding.

    Remember, most governments spend about $140 (or more) for every $100 a public employee gets. Much of that $40 goes into pension funds, which ‘invest’ in stocks and bonds.

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