I don’t recall anyone having commented on the most important aspect of Donald Rumsfeld’s thoughtful little pome, The Unknown, namely the omission of one important permutation:
|There are known||These are things that we know we know.||We know there are some things
We do not know.
|There are unknown||The ones we don’t know
We don’t know.
This is, moreover, not just a one-off. Re Osama, Rumsfeld once said that he is “either alive and well or alive and not too well or not alive”, which is not quite the same thing, but you sense my needs and
As we know, George Bush, Swedenborgian professor of Hebrew at New York University, was the brother of Timothy Bush, the great-great-great-grandad of the incumbent president. Lars-Erik Wiberg, who attended the same church as MIT Swedenborgian geologians, Whitehead and Shrock, recalls Shrock describing knowledge in terms of Four Frames of Mind (caps probably Wiberg’s).
Since everything in the world is roped together by a series of Illuminated shaggy hound narratives, which stay well away from Mr Ockham’s Doggie Parlour, how is it that Mr Rumsfeld missed out on one of these frames? What is he trying to tell us?
- Spain, invisible; leaders, dumb
Normal furrow resumed.
- Bush more singable than Rumsfeld
That’s what I reckon on comparing Mark Liberman’s transcription of Bush’s 7/7 remarks and Rummy here. I’m not an expert on
- Sermon on the nount
More uses for a scissors than distinguished Viennese-Albertan dialect experts think.
- Merchant of Texas
Here once again is polemics prof Geoff Nunberg making a dick of himself–check his update–while trying to do the same to
- Gimnasio full-contact
Beware: a full-contact gym is not quite the same thing as a full-contact sauna. Stroking a karate expert and kicking a