Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lena's Law

Godwin's Law states that "[a]s an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1 (100%)." A corollary - often itself called Godwin's Law - is that resort to the Reduction ad Hitlerum results in immediate defeat.

A commenter at Marginal Revolution suggests there be a version of Godwin's Law for invocation of the Koch Brothers. I want an analog to the corollary. Anyone who drops the K-bomb loses the argument. We'll call it Lena's Law.


Anonymous said...

Are you saying that someone was equating Koch bros. to Hitler?

That would be a ridiculus argument if they new what is going on in the world.

Anonymous said...

You realize that Lena will take this a compliment, don't you?

Anonymous said...

I believe it's in the statutes right after the law about referring to Saul Alinsky.

Anonymous said...

Rep. Taylor has never been the sharpest tool in the shed.