Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:31 pm Post subject: Sincere Ignorance and Conscientious Stupidity
From Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:00 am to Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:59 am (included)
|Am I the only one who feels .the whole world going a little crazier every day?
We are in the middle of the worst depression in most of our lifetimes and the front pages of most papers are covered with stories about A Rod.
Someone gets totally wasted and falls in front of a train and the MTA is held responsible for a $2.3 million settlement.
We get fined if we do any kind of work on our houses without a permit but residents who put up illegal walls that block entrances in apartment buildings resulting in the death of firemen are not held responsible.
It seems that it is easier to find Waldo then it is to find a Representative who has actually paid their taxes and the biggest offenders hold positions on Ethics and Banking Committees.
We have no money to keep open firehouses but our Governor finds ways to give his workers raises.
Our ex governor who is responsible for the debacle that is Ground Zero and who still has all his cronies collecting exorbitant salaries at the PA or the LMDC is now considering running for the Senate.
Every day we get another warning about something going on at 130 Liberty as the Deutsche Bank Building continues to cast its shadow on Ground Zero.
We have no money to pay teachers cops and firemen but can spend nearly $500 Million a year funding the LMDC.
We want to grant citizenship to illegals without background checks and we want taxpayers to foot the bill for their lawyers.
And we continue to bail out industry after industry without holding them responsible for what they do with the money.
The list goes on and on.
And it doesn’t appear that it is going to end anytime soon.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity”
Our problem today is that we seem to have an over abundance of both.
And no stimulus package is going to help unless those issues are addressed at every level of government.