|YEARS AGO THE "ALARMISTS" TOLD US TO PREPARE;|
NOW OUR SOLUTION TO OUR SITUATION IS TO GROUND AIRPLANES
BECAUSE WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT!
I think of the government agents who were ignored when they warned central HDQTRS that there was a danger that airplanes would be used to wreak havoc in our air. (Ooopss, those are alarmist conspiracy theories, right?) Yep. 3,000 souls later the inept buffoons who should have taken the alarms seriously have to have some explanation.
So now that we have one misdiagnosed African dead and two of his nurses dying (maybe) we suddently realize that this is serious. So, instead of analyzing the facts, studying the logic and the logistics, we find our elected buffoons running for the solution that is the easiest and the most visible, and the most stupid ... stop travel to and from West Africa. Why? Because in the United States, every problem can be solved by an easy mechanical fix. Everything, from cancer to ebola. From radiology to airplanes. From the voting box to gerrymandering. From religious persecutions to vicious and cruel dictatorships we propose the military solution. Oh, yeah. Bomb 'em back to the middle ages. It's simple. Just ask Senator John McCain.
We don't need alarmists who tell us that the planet is going to burn up. It'll never get to that point. It's pure hogwash.
So to keep the alarmists happy. We devise cap and trade. That wonderful bait and switch policy that says that I'll buy your share of the clean air left over from your production by-product that goes into the atmosphere so that I can keep pouring the same amount of my garbage dross into the atmosphere. That'll fix it. The sea level will never rise if we do this right. (e.g. I pay you enough.)
Oh, we gotta get back to the airplane story.
The brilliant dropout from the Rhodes scholar program, you know the one, the illustrious ex-candidate for president from Texas. You know, the one who got to keep his job as governor of that illustrious state? He's all in favor of grounding the airplanes. What is he going to do when the ship carrying a potential ebola patient wants to drop anchor in Galveston? That's gonna be a good one. You going to put wings on that one so he can't unload on your soil? Mexico turned him away. Show some testosterone Rick. Live up to your convictions. Be tough. Contribute to the solution of the problem with the tactic that you propose. Oh, I nearly forgot, this is not an African, Rick, this is a real, warm blooded Texan. I know. Send them to the CDC in Atlanta. Do they have a deep water port there?
Naw, never mind, Rick, I know that as a true politician you're going to remind me that ships don't fly.
Yes, my fellow citizens, we have some cultural traits that should prove to us that our exceptional arrogance about our summa cum laude exceptionalism is buffoonery at its best.
Me, the Crusty Kurmujjin
PS: Anonymous, thanks for giving me the inspiration for this response to your comment.