Wednesday :: Nov 30, 2005

The Stupidity Game

by larre
"The stupidity of every single human being is a large enough problem. But the picture changes when we consider the stupidity of people who have “power” – that is, control over the destiny of other people."

It's Holiday Season! You know what that means?


Yep! That's right! Time to put Johnny Mathis on the ol' CD player, gather the young'uns 'round the fireplace, and break out all the old family games ...

So, whadda ya say? Let's see what we have. Hey! How about this one? Let's play the Stupidity Game!

Here are the rules:

1. Read a remark by some stupid person in the Bush Administration. (There are so many!)
2. Go hunting for an antipodal remark by some other moron in the Bush Administration -- or even the same one!
3. Players may use the Internet, a local public library, newspapers, magazines, juried journal articles, or their own private collection of treasured Bush Administration idiocies.
4. Write your answer on the back of a $100 bill and mail it to Left Coaster, or post it in the comments section here. All entries must be verified with a hyperlink or other verifiable source.
5. Players win double points for adding a funny remark. Trolls have all their points taken away.
6. Best antipodean wins a highly lucrative Government Contract from the U.S. Department of Defense.
7. Salaried employees of The Left Coaster and their relatives, friends, and distant acquaintances are not eligible for prizes.

Here's an example: Imagine that you have drawn a card from the vastly towering pile of idiotic remarks made by Bush administration officials over the past five years. Suppose that this card contains the following remark by Donald Rumsfeld, which just happens to be quoted in today's New York Times:

"Our problem is that any time something needs to be done, we have a feeling we should rush in and fill the vacuum and do it ourselves. You know what happens when you do that? First of all, you can't do it, because it's not our country. It's their country. And the second thing that happens is they don't develop the skills and the ability and the equipment and the orientation and the habit patterns of doing it for themselves. They have to do it for themselves."

Now, all of you scatter! Go hunting on the web or dig deep into your socks drawer for another conflicting remark made by one war criminal or another in the Bush Administration -- even one made by the same source!

To start things off, here's the first entry:

January 26, 1998: (from a letter to President Bill Clinton, signed by Donald R. Rumsfeld and others)

"We urge you to... enunciate a new strategy that would secure the interests of the U.S. and our friends and allies around the world. That strategy should aim, above all, at the removal of Saddam Hussein's regime from power."
Have fun, everyone!

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