Right to be Stupid: It’s not the economy, stupid, but ramp up stupid to spur the economy. A guest “anonymous” post from a favorite contributor. I’ll give you a hint: He’s not a plumber.
At first read, I thought this headline was a joke: “Google – a prominent beneficiary of national home loan and foreclosure crisis of the past two years.” Every form of media that accepts money in exchange for advertising has been a beneficiary of every scam, sham and shyster campaign ever propagated on the public. The housing crisis is simply the critter de jeur.
Now we need a congressional hearing and investigation by the New York Times, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and the Monkey’s Eyebrow Weekly Gazette. And we need new laws in place – I mean right now – hey, let’s create a new federal agency and have them police Google’s role in the housing crisis.
Let’s trample this country’s greatest and most utilized of all inalienable rights – people have the right to be just as stupid as they want to be.
The new agency could be called the FSA. Federal Stupidity Agency. I can see it now – unemployment would be totally eliminated since it would take millions (make that billions) to staff the enforcement division. There could even be specialty divisions within the agency – the Redneck division, a special SWAT division for San Francisco, a cyber stupidity division for those that can’t resist Facebook and MySpace. Stupidity deployment teams would be on call, 24/7, for emergency deployment to areas manifesting out of the ordinary stupidity.
They could modify Obamacare to make sure that stupidity was covered under the new national healthcare, leading to even more jobs for rehab workers, social services and crisis management – this would even solve the illegal immigrant problem. Policing stupidity would require insane numbers of enforcers.
The housing crisis could be totally eliminated – every person successfully completing the Stupidity Rehabilitation program ( another federal agency ) would be given a free foreclosed home. And when they run out of foreclosures for the give-away, they could come and take yours and mine.
After all, stupid is as stupid does.
That was fun.
written by: Anonymous – Just in case someone (stupidly) takes it seriously and enacts the FSA.
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