Annals Of Stupidity: American Officialdom
December 07, 2007, 04:12 AM
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Recently, in the Boston Herald:
"A Boston firefighter is mending from what could have been deadly stab wounds he suffered early yesterday morning when he was allegedly jumped in East Boston while off duty by a group of Hispanic males who told him they `don`t want any gringo here.`

"Though police are not classifying the incident as racially fueled, the Boston Police Department`s Community Disorders Unit is investigating. The 32-year-old jake, whose name officials were not releasing, is white." [emphasis added]

Read all nine paragraphs: Off-Duty Boston Firefighter Stabbed Outside Station, by Laurel J. Sweet, December 3, 2007.

Of course, it`s not just the Boston police bureaucracy that are a bunch of doofi (my preferred plural for "doofus"). This eclectic article by John Derbyshire provides grit-your-teeth-amusing accounts of the metastasizing uselessness of American government at all levels. In particular, read the gems under Derb`s subheads "Upright Abe’s Gettysburg Address," "Early drop-out," and "Nightmare on 21st Street."