John Ransom

DoctorRoy wrote: Hey I wonder what it would cost to rebuild Lee Majors today. Somebody at Townhall Finance needs to get on that. - This Administration Comes With a Laugh Track

Dear Comrade Doctor,

The Bionic Man did not exist. It was just a TV show. Your comment however confirms a suspicion that I have had for some time.

As I have always suspected, the problem with liberals is that they have difficulty discerning between what’s on TV and what exists in reality.

This explains why Al Sharpton, Roseanne Barr, Phil Donahue and Barack Obama were liberal hits on TV essentially for acting foolish and yet you also allowed them to influence the direction of the Democrat Party-- for the exact same reason.

It’s very likely that you think that Barack Obama is just a TV show, kind of like in the movie the Truman Show.

I find it hilarious that you’ve turned over the future of your party to a guy who is mainly famous, not for what he’s actually accomplished, but rather because he’s on TV a lot.

However, your comment goes much deeper than that.

Because it also shows the slovenliness of liberals in general, and you, Comrade Doctor, in particular.

If you had taken the time to do an internet search you would have found out in the approximately 21 seconds that it took me that $6,000,000 back in 1974- that’s when when the Six Million Dollar Man first aired- would today have the same purchasing power of $28,429,533.47.

The $28,429,533.47 Man? Sounds like Obama spending a night on vacation.

They have a nifty calculator at the BLS site- along with other sites- that adjusts for inflation.

Of course bionic costs would have by this time plunged because of improved technology, higher productivity and offshore labor.

These points essentially would be lost on you. 

Likely you would instead use those numbers to “prove” the validity of income inequality, citing the rumor that the money “invested” to create Bionic Woman didn’t come close to the Six Million Dollar Man. You’d probably also throw in a complaint that she only got three seasons, while the bionic man got five.

And then of course you’d wonder why there wasn’t a black, Hispanic or Asian “person of bionics” or why they deliberately ignored the obvious link to the transgendered.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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