Friday, July 24, 2009

On stupidity.

Arresting a prominent Harvard professor for calling cops names on his own property in Cambridge? Probably stupid.

Saying anything at all during a presidential press conference that offers any credibility to the inference that you think cops are stupid? Kinda stupid.

Waiting for meaningful Republican support for meaningful healthcare reform? Pretty stupid.

Worrying very much about any of this when it's 80 something and sunny outside in Seattle? Stupid, stupider, stupidest.

See ya' after the sun goes down...

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Blogger Inspector Clouseau said...

We have three observations about the Harvard professor incident:

1. We find it interesting that the fact that this was the professor's home was evidently not established early on way before the dispute escalated;

2. We find it fascinating that the versions of two members of society, who most would ordinarily view as responsible and honest citizens (this obviously does not include politicians), would vary so dramatically from a factual point of view.

3. Finally, considering that the reading and viewing public were not present at the scene (and thus have no first hand knowledge), and that there is no video tape to our knowledge of the sequence of events and what was said, how so many have formed conclusions, and made assumptions, about who did what and who was wrong.

There are some things which Professor Gates might have considered upon the arrival of the police, no matter how incensed he may have been.

9:54 AM  

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