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Bridges and Icebergs

icebergThis right here is payback from way back I don’t play that
This right here is payback from way back I don’t play that
This right here is payback from way back I don’t play that
This right here is payback from way back I don’t play that

Recognize a real dime
When you see mine
And don’t try to be one
You fuckin peon
I been like Deion for eons
You ain’t nuttin but a biotch
Messed around and let me read up
I come back through and tear the street up

What did Chris Christie know and when did he know it? Did he order the code red? Can we handle the truth?

This post will explore none of those questions.

A recent poll found that 42 percent of Americans believe Christie has been telling the truth about “Bridgegate” and 44 percent believe he is not. The poll had a margin of error of about 3.5 percent. In other words, we’re not sure.

That makes sense because only those who know really know. For the rest of us, it’s just conjecture and opinion.

But, perhaps, will can still draw some conclusions. Let’s try.

For instance, let’s say we lift up a rock and see a potato bug. A single, solitary wiggly potato bug on freshly exposed earth who suddenly feels very unsure of his status in the universe. What can we make of this?

Is he the only one? Might there be more, perhaps if we lift more rocks? Which is the simplest explanation?

I submit that the simplest explanation is that where there is one it is likely there are more. The alternative is that what you see is a one-time-only occurrence which, although possible, may not be the most probable possibility.

If this line of reasoning holds water, then perhaps our inquisitiveness about things like Bridgegate should explore a totally different direction.

In other words, what if Bridgegate is just the tip of the iceberg?
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