Saturday, February 4, 2012

Proving What We Already Knew About Politicians...!

For some time now, folks like you and I have been saying most politicians are simply not doing what we pay them for!

I found an article over in the archives of Now I Know that proves exactly that! Had to be an embarrassing moment for a whole lot of folks, if you know what I mean!

In 1971, Tom Moore, Jr., then a Texas state representative, introduced a bill which honored a man named Albert de Salvo. The bill, which passed the chamber unanimously, stated in part: “This compassionate gentleman’s dedication and devotion to his work has enabled the weak and the lonely throughout the nation to achieve and maintain a new degree of concern for their future. He has been officially recognized by the state of Massachusetts for his noted activities and unconventional techniques involving population control and applied psychology.”

Albert de Salvo is more commonly known as the Boston Strangler, a serial killer. Moore was hoping to point out that bills are often passed without a true understanding of their meaning, and he removed the bill from consideration after revealing his ruse.


What do you want to bet that they are still doing the very same thing today? Pretty sad, if you ask me!

Better have our coffee in the kitchen again. Still trying to rain on the patio!

11 comments:

Catman said...

Tom Moore needs a statue.

The Griper said...

and it is done brazenly too. look at how Obamacare was passed without anyone reading it or understanding it.

Phyllis (N/W Jersey) said...

Wanna bet there was a lot of "pork" attached to that bill???
Would be interesting to find out what was....
Coffe sounds great, I'll bring the donuts!

John said...

They never read anything, just pass it because somebody else says it is good. Or as Phyllis says "pork" attached!

JOJO said...

That is so much like the crap we get today. Yes nobody knows what they are signing just go ahead with it I have a golf game in 15min.

Has TX. come close to gaining the water levels yet? Sure have been getting the rain now. Thats a good thing.

edifice rex said...

That's very, very interesting.

HermitJim said...

Hey Catman...
That he does, buddy! That he does!

Thanks for coming by today!


Hey Griper...
In my opinion, it sure makes them look stupid when they do things like passing a bill without reading it!

In the real world, you or I would get fired for that!

Thanks for coming over this morning!


Hey Phyllis...
Donuts sound great!

I have to think you are right about a lot of pork being attached to the bill. Seems that way to almost all of them now days!

Looking out for number one is their idea of fair play!

Thanks for braving the weather and coming by today!


Hey John...
Makes you wonder if they actually know how to read!

Guess most of them mean well, but it sure looks bad!

Thank you, sir, for coming by for a visit!


Hey JoJo...
This is one of the reasons you'll never see the average man holding a high office!

You have to be rich or well funded to get a job where nearly everything is free, where most of the work is non-productive and where you don't have to do anything to stay there!

Shame on them! Shame on us for letting them stay!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by today!


Hey Anne...
It is interesting because it shows just how little attention is actually paid to some of the bills being passed!

You have a great day, and thanks for dropping by today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

The politicians don't read anything. If their aids don't read it, they just have to go with what the bill's auther.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Oh yes I also wanted to add this. How many read the entire license agreement when down loading programs?

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
I think they should accept the responsibility of knowing what's on the bill anyway!

I'm as guilty as anyone about not reading the license agreement when downloading, but then I'm not being paid to do that as part of my job!

But I always check the box saying I accept the agreement. That means if I screw up I am responsible!

Thanks, my friend, for coming by today!

Bob Mc said...

"We have to pass it so we can see what's in it." Nuff said!