Monday, July 05, 2010

The Gulf: Emblematic of the lousy education given Americans…

posted by Bill Arnett @ 2:09 PM Permalink

…and the things it’s too late to do anything about anyway.

Well, here we are in the 40th or so day after the Great Oil Leak (as opposed to an oil leek, which is some kind of vegetable upon which a light drizzle of oil may or may not be drizzled upon it prior to eating) and I think it is high time for everyone to stop pointing fingers, making accusations, and being offended by the accusations being made by any and everyone.

It is crystal clear to me, except in the Gulf where underwater visibility has dropped to zero, that all of this could have been prevented with better educated public servants.

We, the great unwashed that once averred on a plaque on the Statute of Liberty:
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door."

when, what we should have engraved, is something like:

“Give me your underpaid and overworked scientists, drafts men, and engineers as we will make them all filthy rich,
Your huddled classes of students outperforming American students by 10, 100, or even 1000% in almost every area of science (hell, we had to get that Oppenheimer fella to make a nuclear bomb! And India graduates almost ten times as many engineers.) and the teachers to provide them with a good education, not like this crap we have now,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore who love the smell of Oil in the morning,
Send these, the overeducated homeless to the ships and planes we will use to allow them to travel in comfort,
I would lift my lamp beside the golden door, but won’t from fear of igniting the Gulf.
I mean c’mom, people! Here we are at something like Day 40 or 50 or whatever and President Obama still hasn’t fixed that broken pipe a mile or so down. A perfect example of what I’m talking about.

While the U.S. is busy hiring desk-bound, never seen the sunshine, and never lifted a tool in my lifetime types we need to change curriculums to better suit the nations needs.

Why do we need so many Harvard Law School graduates, MBAs, and a million other schools training millions and millions of lawyers to fight liability rather than teach them how to roll-up-their-sleeves, get down there in the mud, blood, guts and gore and FIX SOMETHING.

If Obama hadn’t been screwing around being like third or fourth in his class at law school and had, in fact, been a professor teaching Deep Sea Diving, Underwater Drone Utilization for Good Stuff, not blowing people up, Accurate Deep Water Imaging, and How to Blow the Hell Up Leaks (remember, not leeks, the peaceful vegetable), this crisis would have been resolved by now.

Hell, if they had just pumped down all the hot air of the MSM, republican congressmen and senators spew daily they could have welded that pipe shut by now. Maybe if Obama had ordered all the rebublican congressmen and senators to do something heroic, don Deep Water Diving Suits, and then just stuffed them into the leaking pipe it would have been over long ago.

But n-o-o-o-o-o-o, the republicans would rather do absolutely nothing if there is the faintest chance whatever that it might make Obama look successful. I’ll tell you true, if I had the bad luck to have a republican congressman or senator I would be on the phone vociferously demanding to know why they are drawing such high salaries (to me) , along with medical benefits surpassing by any I could dream of, high retirement packages, and all those other benefits they get while they sit on their asses and do nothing al all.

I am highly qualified, due to my unfortunate maladies, to sit on my ass and do nothing and I hereby issue a public challenge to any republic candidates for congress or the senate to a “Sitting on Your Ass Doing Nothing Contest. After all, it will give hundreds of republican deadbeats a reason for doing absolutely nothing for the nation but automatically saying, “No!” to any idea proposed by Obama or democrats.

Image that. A goal to which even a republican may aspire.

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