Sarah and Gwen: the Two-Headed Monster

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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Institute Common Sense

"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." - Mark Twain

I would like to think the smart people who just happen to have a warped sense of humor are running the world. Perhaps that was the case in Twain's time, but lately evidence indicates it is the imbeciles who are in charge and they really mean to screw up everything they touch. We can't do much about the rest of the world, but perhaps we should institute a common sense test for public office in the United States. Attach it to the civil service exam to rid the country of bureaucrats who cannot put policy into ordinary language. Bar any elected official who cannot show common sense from ever proposing legislation. Use the common sense test to cull news people from media access when they cannot recognize the difference between facts and BS. It might take a while but eventually we would get back to the smart people. Then all we would have to worry about is their tendency to put us on.


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