Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Quote of the day

At least half a dozen people sent me a version of this today, for which my thanks. I've no idea where it originated, but it appeals to me, so I'll keep it in circulation!

The US Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is distributing more food stamps than ever before.

Meanwhile, the US National Park Service asks us not to feed the animals, because they may grow dependent and not learn to take care of themselves.

What did I miss here?

I'd call that a facepalm sort of question, all right . . . for all except government bureaucrats!



Old NFO said...

Er... lemme go kill my post, since you've beaten me to it (as usual)... :-)

Anonymous said...

Big Government at work!


Anonymous said...

It's that bureaucratic overlap they keep talking about. Hmmm, can a bureaucrat outrun a bear?


FrankC said...

"can a bureaucrat outrun a bear?"
There's nothing better than a full scale test. Pick 100 bureaucrats at random so you get a good selection of body types. Pick 100 random bears, no cubs as that would be cheating. To make a decent test you'd have to select bears and bureaucrats randomly. Count the survivors.
Repeat test until you run out of bureaucrats.
Don't bother counting.

Jess said...

In the mind of a bureaucrat, it all makes sense.

MrGarabaldi said...

Shamelessly borrowed and linked to you

Thanks Peter;)