I’ve got a new idea for a section of this website. Only really special idiots will have a place in this section. I’ve got a name for it as well – although I’m open to other suggestions. But first, let me tell you how this idea has all come about.
I was in Ottawa on Thursday and Friday, and happened to get a free copy of the Ottawa Sun from a Country Style coffee shop, Friday morning. I don’t normally read any of the Sun papers, but with some time to burn, I sat with my coffee and started leafing through when I came upon an article entitled “Grits fold on hi-tech ID card.” Unfortunately, the story doesn’t seem to be available on the Ottawa Sun website.
Basically, the article indicates that the Government have decided to discontinue pursuing a national ID card that would be equipped with biometric information. According to the article, the “Commons immigration committee spent almost a year studying the issue……It also went to Europe in 2003.”
So, these yahoos go off and spend tax payer money on a trip to Europe for two weeks, it seems. The article doesn’t state how many of these nimwits went there, or how much money tax payers ended up paying for this trip, but get this… this is the most amazing and weird thing of all. Read this really slowly and be utterly amazed at your tax dollars at work:
“During its two-week European tour, the committee wanted to see similar cards in action but discovered none of the countries it visited actually had national ID cards in use.”
Did you get that? This is the 21st century right? We’ve got telephones that work quite well connecting to parties across the ocean blue, and the last I heard, Ottawa was pretty will wired to the most amazing information source that has ever existed – and yet they still end up going to visit countries to study the use of ID cards, and end up in countries where no ID card is used.
Did they get on the wrong train or something? More like the gravy train.
Now this truly deserves an award for stupidity. So, here’s the name of the possible new future section of this website, and it’s a question I’d like to ask the organizer(s) of this European tour: “Were both your parents retarded, or just one of them?”
Because seriously… this has to be one of the stupidest, most idiotic trips a government official ever took. Heading off to Europe to study something that doesn’t even exist. What motivates these idiots? Who the heck are on these committees that they couldn’t even pick up a phone to find out if a country they were visiting had ID cards before they spent our money?
I don’t give a hoot if it’s politically incorrect to say this, as there simply isn’t any better description for it: The organizer(s) and the committee members of this trip are a bunch of clowns. Actually, that’s too good a word for them. As I said, retarded idiots is more apt.
So, this committee will be my first nomination for the “Were Both Your Parents Retarded, Or Just One Of Them?” award.