Stupidity in Government: Not just in the US

A lovely article in The Register describing a recent debate in the House of Lords about the airline liquids ban. To quote:

“We continuously monitor the effectiveness of, in particular, the liquid security measures…”

How, one might ask? But hold on:

“The fact that there has not been a serious incident involving liquid explosives indicates, I would have thought, that the measures that we have put in place so far have been very effective.”

Ah, that’s how. On which basis the measures against asteroid strike, alien invasion and unexplained nationwide floods of deadly boiling custard have also been remarkably effective.

So they think! Once my Automated Ovinator is complete, all the roads in England will be transformed into Lemon Custard! And then I’ll show them all! Wahahahaha!

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Published in: on October 31, 2007 at 15:39  Comments (8)  
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8 Comments

  1. Indeed! Also happy to note that my elephant repellent continues to be working in tip-top shape!

  2. Indeed! Also happy to note that my elephant repellent continues to be working in tip-top shape!

  3. Let’s not forget let’s NOT FORGET anthropomorphic carrots wearing ladies underpants on their “heads” running around harassing people by flicking them with tie-dyed purple towels. Were it not for the multiple measures against that threat, our lives would be marginally more perilous and considerably more interesting.
    Thank goodness for good governance!

  4. Let’s not forget let’s NOT FORGET anthropomorphic carrots wearing ladies underpants on their “heads” running around harassing people by flicking them with tie-dyed purple towels. Were it not for the multiple measures against that threat, our lives would be marginally more perilous and considerably more interesting.
    Thank goodness for good governance!

  5. But there are no elephants anywhere near here!

  6. But there are no elephants anywhere near here!

  7. It’s actually a two-pronged test:
    If no serious events occur, it’s working, and must continue.
    If a serious event occurs, the threat is major, and it must continue.

  8. It’s actually a two-pronged test:
    If no serious events occur, it’s working, and must continue.
    If a serious event occurs, the threat is major, and it must continue.


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