“Here’s good news: George W. Bush says that he is committed to fighting global warming. Yeah, well, he nipped that in the bud, didn’t he? … President Bush says he’s really going to buckle down now and fight global warming. As a matter of fact, he announced today he’s sending 20,000 troops to the sun” –David Letterman

Global Warming: The hypothesis that Earth’s atmosphere is warming because of the release of “greenhouse gases,” such as carbon dioxide. These gases are released into the air from burning gas, oil, coal, wood and other resources which then holds heat in an action similar to the walls of a greenhouse. – Source, Public Broadcasting Service

We take K4:


Run some pure mathematics permutation combinatoric formulas,

An ascent in a permutation is any position i where the following value is bigger than the current one. That is, if p=p_1p_2\dots p_n is a permutation, then any position i with pi < pi + 1 is called an ascent.

For example, the permutation 3452167 has the ascends 1,2,5,6.

Similarly, a descent is a position i with pi > pi + 1.

The number of permutations with a given number of ascents or descents is equal to the Eulerian number A(n,k), where n is the number of elements of the permutation and k is the given number of ascents or descents.

An ascending run of a permutation is a subsequence of the permutation in which the values raise from position to position.

For example, the permutation 3452167 has the ascending runs 345,2,167.

If a permutation has k − 1 descents, then it must be the union of k ascending runs. Hence, the number of permutations with k ascending runs is the same as the number of permutations with k − 1 descents.

The end result is an expanded K4 text which correlates health care reform with a derisive denial of global warming:

What we really need is a “bipartisan” health-reform bill — and if Democrats act properly, they could get one.  Whatever we do, we shouldn’t ruin “the best health-care system in the world.”  This health reform is moving too fast.  If we can find an anecdote about a Canadian or Brit who had an unhappy medical experience, that means we shouldn’t reform our own system.  Chuck Norris, Ninja, Pirate, Captain Planet, Mr. T, Superfriends. If this health reform passes, some bureaucrat might be able to dictate what care you can get, standing between you and your doctor.  Reform is all well and good, but we need to make sure it doesn’t increase the deficit.

and the final message in the original 97 letters, the trick was the added message above and the inclusion of 9 extra letters for the following:

Maney peeple are undah teh faulse asumpthion tat gloubel worming is reel. I waunt all ya’ll tah hulp proove to theme thate it facke.

I assume the “ya’ll is the spelling error for K4.