While some people may think this is a good idea, it would present a variety of unanticipated problems (like being able to form a quorum). But rest assured, this is not a joke:
SAO PAULO — Grumpy the clown won election in a laugher, getting more votes than any other candidate for Brazil’s Congress. Now he has to prove that he can read and write.
The Sao Paulo Electoral Court held a closed-door exam for the clown turned congressman-elect on Thursday to determine if he meets a constitutional mandate that federal lawmakers be literate.
I shudder to think what would happen to the Republican Party’s freshman class if there were such a mandate here. Of course, because of our Constitution, we will never see a headline proclaiming that the “U.S. Tests Literacy Of Clowns Elected To Congress.” No sir. When we elect clowns to Congress they take their posts no matter how ignorant or unqualified they may be. In fact, they form their own caucuses (see Tea Party Caucus).
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Boy, you’re really mad about the election – Calling people idiots, and stupid – as you’ve been doing in recent articles, won’t help and isn’t positive. Your elitism is getting out of hand – libs don’t have a monopoly on intelligence.
Your last sentence is shocking given the “qualifications” of Barak Obama when he was elected president. he has to be one of the most unqualified person to hold our highest office ever. he totally cheapens the office.
Since no one else will say anything, I’ll continue – Mark, you need to retire your hatred for those with who you don’t agree. It’s not very becoming, your last paragraph is especially hateful and it doesn’t change anything. Insinuating that much ignorance is present in the newly elected and yet to be sworn in congress may be red meat for your ultra liberal followers, but isn’t anything more than emotional, irresponsible writing, which you rail against on a daily basis. come on, you’re better than that.
Mark, I assume you feel I’m being insulting writign stuff like above. This article is really ignorant stuff, not based on anything remotely truthful, just plain ignorant adn all emotion. If this isn’t hateful, I don’t know what is.
None of what I’ve written here is meant to be insulting to you, but holy crap, this article you wrote is a good example of left elitism. If that’s what you are reaching for, mission accomplished. As much as you dislike hate speech from others, you should re-evaluate yourself because you’re participating in it now.
Chill out. This is comedy. Maybe not to your taste, but seriously, for you to call it hate speech is absurd. Whether you think so or not, you are insulting in the most shallow sense. Why can’t you engage on substance and have a reasoned debate? Are you trying to emulate your heroes Palin and Beck?
And there is a solid basis for calling people like Palin ignorant and unqualified. If you can’t see it I feel sorry for you.
I’m really not sure how “qualified” Sarah Palin is, but I would venture to say she’s every bit as qualified as Barak Obama. She did resign as governor of Alaska, which doesn’t say much for her, but she ran more than our current president did before he was elected and we see how he is turning out. As far as debate, what shall we debate – how dumb the electorate is for the election results (I think the word you used was idiots) or maybe how “literate” our soon to be sworn in congress is? Not sure how to debate those issues – if you’re presenting this as comedy, why engage in debate at all? Hate doesn’t just flow from right to left, doesn’t feel so great to be called hateful, etc, which you have not problem saying about others.
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