Monday, July 8, 2013
What Murphy’s Law and Obama’s Law Share in Common and How They Differ
Murphy Law: If anything can go wrong, it will.
Saying, attributed to Major Edward A. Murphy (1918-1990), an American aerospace engineer who oversaw and designed safety-critical systems for the National Space Agency (NSA)
The following word lists are for commentators on Obamacare’s failures and successes, for those groping for words to describe its implantation problems, and for those who wish to comment on its progress in this world of partisan differences.
· What Murphy's Law and Obama's Law share, tendency for things to go wrong under their guidance, oversight, and leadership, as expressed in these three word combinations.
Glitches, switches, hitches
Bumps, humps, stumps
Stumbles, tumbles, fumbles
Unspeakables, untweakables, unreachables
Flaw, pause, flawed-cause
Falls, stalls, sprawl
Mistakes, breaks, brakes
Errors, terrors, stretcher-bearers
Faults, defaults, halts
How Murphy's Law and Obama's Law differ, in their spheres of influence and when things go right.
Political, analytical, hypocritical
Space, place, base
Congresses, promises, accomplices
Ideological, philosophical, methodilogical
Engineer, commandeer, cavalier
Macro-systems, micro-systems, non-systems
Presidential, providential, reverential
Pretension, prevention, dissention
Benefits, deficits, limits
Consequences, discontents, circumvents
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