The ‘out of paper in the outhouse’ award
Today, as I listened to the news, I wasn’t able to finish my first cup of coffee before the blood starts to drip from my eyes. For the past few days the news reports have been full of essentially impossible happenings in our nations capitol. Maybe its is the current heat wave of +20 hitting the cabin, I don’t know but my zero tolerance for stupidity in Washington has returned and your old familiar curmudgeon is back with a vengeance. I haven’t posted an outhouse award since the first one in August 2013 but today I believe it is warranted and I hereby nominate two people for the February outhouse award.
The Secretary of Defense with his insane idea to reduce the size of Americas military and at the same time cutting back the allowances given to our active duty personnel for food and housing may just be nominated for the outhouse of the decade award. The words he said when talking about this reduction (‘even though there are currently more countries and terrorist organizations threatening the United States, budget cuts and the sequester are forcing him to make these cuts’), is proof he has no common sense.
This third award is presented to our countries highest law enforcement officer the Attorney General of the United States. He won the award for his statement that Attorney Generals from the various states did not have to enforce any law they ‘thought’ was against their conscience. In essence he was saying that even though the citizens of that state voted to enact a law, the states AG could ignore prosecution of of offenders of that law if they felt they personally did not like the law.
Does anyone see a common thread in our leaders in Washington?
Maybe we have found two new attributes
that are needed to succeed in Washington besides greed..
Ignorance of any law you do not like,
and a lack of common sense.