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Hilarious: Three Stories Of Human Stupidity
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Never underestimate the power of stupidity. It’s one of those qualities that can make life frustrating and difficult.
If you are forced to work with a person who specializes in the stupidity genes, you know how it can make the workplace a nightmare.
What’s especially interesting about the idea of stupidity is that, in America, many of the people who seek and hold higher offices are arguably some of the stupidest people that the country has to offer.
Forget about corruption aspect of the American politician because the stupidity factor should be far more alarming.
Here’s a couple golden oldies of American politicians demonstrating the stupidity gene:
In 2010, during a House committee meeting, Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA) expressed concern about the possibility that the island of Guam would tip over and capsize if 8,000 more marines were stationed there.
Johnson later backtracked from his statements, and said that he was only kidding. Take a look at the video, and try to determine for yourself if he sounds like he is making a joke:
Hank Johnson was re-elected after making this statement.
In 2016, Louisiana lawmaker Barbara Norton gave a long-winded and rambling speech in which she took the position that the Declaration of Independence was a racist document that future generations should not be forced to recite.
Part of her argument is as follows:
“When I think back in 1776, Ju-ly the fourth, African Americans were slaves. And for you to bring a bill… to request… that our children would recite… the declaration… I think it’s a little bit unfair… to us… to ask those children to recite something that’s not the truth.”
She also brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. into her argument as to why children should not have to recite the Declaration of Independence:
“In 1776, Dr. King was not even born. He was not even… African Americans were in slavery. So since they were in slavery in the Declaration of Independence’ day, we were all treated equ- we were all created equ- we were not created equal because in 1776, Ju-ly the fourth, I, nor you, nor any of us were born. Nor was Dr. King born. So we were in slavery, and to have our children to repeat- to repeat again and again, documents that was not even validated, I don’t think that that’s fair.”
Norton had been a state senator for 8 years before taking a stand against the Declaration of Independence. It should be noted that the preamble of the document says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
In 2009, in order to get a trillion dollar stimulus bill passed, that was loaded with pork projects, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made the staggering claim that every day that the stimulus bill was not passed, 500 million Americans would be losing their jobs.
In 2008, candidate Barack Obama made the claim that if everyone in America were to ensure that their vehicles’ tires were properly inflated, they United States would save more oil than they would gain from expanding the nation’s drilling capabilities:
Barack Obama had also made the claim that doctors were choosing to cut off the feet of people with diabetes rather than recommending lifestyle changes to manage their health in order to make extra money.
There is a number of these floating around, and they involve gaffes and downright ignorance on the part of politicians on both sides of the political aisle. The only question is, “How did these people manage to get re-elected?”
Joke Source: Funny.com