Thursday, April 1, 2010

Guam Tipping Over - No This is NOT April Fools

Some years ago I did some lobbying work on behalf of my industry.  I remember being awed by the Capitol, the pomp, the grandeur.  But after my first three meetings, I was struck by how ignorant most of the lawmakers and their staffs were.  I'm not being arrogant, they were nice folks and all, but they would fail miserably in the private sector.  Allow me to present Exhibit A:

You can't make this stuff up!  How does a full Admiral keep a straight face under this incisive questioning?    The sad fact is that it is people like this clown that are actually making  and passing the laws we have to live under. 


Anonymous said...

One is left speechless. Most grade school children have studied enough about our globe and landforms to realize the insanity of his "concern."

Please tell me this is a joke--or that there must be some larger context and he was referring somehow to a ship and not an island...Can he truly think that the islands of this world are floating around on top of the ocean?

If so, then many more concerns must be does he plan to stop them from eventually crashing into each other or the main continents--do they all have anchors?. Think of the damage Australia could inflict. What is being done about this?

How did anyone in that chamber keep a straight face? Is this sort of stupidity that commonplace?

Is it possible that we could institute a basic IQ test as a requirement to filing to run for office?

Anonymous said...

There was a time when we had qualifications for voting, e.g., literacy tests, but egalitarianism won the day and so we have clowns like this whose constituents no doubt think he's brilliant, just as the Obama Nation adulates their messiah.