Monday, January 22, 2007

When in free fall, objects accelerate downward at a constant rate of 9.8 m/s/s

CBS News' latest poll has the Liar in Chief at a 28% approval rating.

Other presidents two years before their 2nd term was up?

Clinton in 99, after the impeachment (remember, he was hated and despised and ruined America) - 65%.

Reagan in 87, after Iran-Contra - 52%.

LBJ in 67, hip-deep in Vietnam - 47%.

Ike in 59 - 57%.

Where the hell were you people in November of 2004?

--UPDATE (by Rousing Rabble)--
Good Dr. Magoo didn't have access to my archives, but I have been able to find the approval rating of one other famous (well, infamous) American president who had his own war debacle

Jefferson Davis, 1865, after Appomattox - 29%

7 comments:

drmagoo said...

Is that real?

Rousing Rabble said...

Nah, back then, they didn't have approval ratings, but Davis did try to get down to Mexico to reorganize the remnants of the confederacy.

schmidlap said...

Does 9.8 m/s^2 still apply if the object in freefall is extremely dense?

drmagoo said...

Yes, Schmidlap, it does. The acceleration of an object (near the surface of the earth) is independent of the mass or size of the object (well, if we ignore air resistance). If it was a space-time singularity, though, that might change things somewhat, since space and time would bend.

schmidlap said...

I see. Thanks for the refresher; mechanics was never my best subject.

In this case, the free falling object in question just might be dense enough to cause a singularity.

And sometimes I feel like I've been sucked in, you know? Space, time, light, and reason itself all just seem to stop in his presence.

drmagoo said...

About the only thing that doesn't stop is my desire to beat him to a bloody pulp.

jimbow8 said...

About the only thing that doesn't stop is my desire to beat him to a bloody pulp.

Whoa! You could probably go to jail for a threat to the shrub-in-chief like that. ;)