Thursday, March 03, 2005


Goodwin's Law and Senator Byrd

Robert Byrd (D-WV) has spoken out against the ideas from Bush-supporters and Republicans in the Senate to end the filibuster. In his inflammatory speech he compared Republicans with Nazis who tried to limit democrativ institutions. This has of course opened up for criticism from both Jewish and Republican groups. And - as Ken Mehlman puts it - it is interesting to discuss allegations with references to Nazi Germany, especially when they are made by a former card-carrying member of the KKK.

In the blog-world and the altnet-world, there's Goodwin's Law and Formosa's Law. (In Sweden, there's a recent similar example of what has been labeled Lex Alicio.) And it should be applied more often IRL.

Hence; Bush-Byrd: 1-0.

<< Home
depeche mode tour 2005/2006