There is Stupid.
Then there is Dumb.
Then there is Asinine.
Then there is the Government’s Way of Doing Things.
If you think that the HHS Secretary telling you that in order to help prevent spreading germs while suffering from a cold or flu, is to simply cough into your sleeve (GENIUS!) was bad enough, wait until you hear the next Government Safety 101 Recommendation.
From the NY Post:
WASHINGTON — Is your workplace getting shot up by a crazed gunman?
No problem — just grab a pair of scissors and fight back!
That’s some of the helpful advice in a new instructional video from the Department of Homeland Security that was posted on the agency’s Web site just a month after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
“If you are caught out in the open and cannot conceal yourself or take cover, you might consider trying to overpower the shooter with whatever means are available,” says the narrator in the video, which shows an office worker pulling scissors out of a desk drawer.”
This ranks up there with Joe “Jobs is a Three Letter Word” Biden’s statement that the only way to reduce deficit spending is to spend more.
I always find it amazing (well, not really) that the government is always so gung-ho on such safety issues such as how use/walk with a knife or pair scissors correctly, but cannot be bothered to offer any support or advice on gun safety. However, seeing as how so many of them are such poor shots, you probably would not want their advice in the first place.
When I saw this, I could not help but think of this classic Monty Python skit: