Posted by: 1of10boyz | April 15, 2015

Ho-ho test

I have used the term “ho-ho test” for as long as I can remember doing nuclear work. It was one of those terms that was passed down from Sea-Dad to Sea-Pup and no one knows its origins.
I was using the term today and realized that my Chinese colleagues have no idea what it means. I like the definition here and it seems to work just as well in the political arena as it does in nuclear power.


We used to joke among ourselves that something that was so obviously, heinously wrong, wouldn’t pass the ho-ho test. No, not the tasty treat that will survive, unscathed by time, dug up by future archaeologists when the pyramids are but dust. No, these ho-hos are egregious fictions spun by professional politicos.

This particular one is worthy of note, transcending mere ho-ho-ness, going to the next level. Here’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the mouthy chairman of the Democratic National Committee. The subject is who is responsible for the terrible shape our economy is now in. Via HuffPo:

We need Republicans and Democrats to work together,” said Wasserman Schultz on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday morning, when asked about opposition to President Obama’s jobs plan. “You know, where is the leadership on the Republican side? You want to talk about sitting on the sidelines? They’re the ones that have just…

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