You have no idea how long I have yearned to be able to have a Stupid People column somewhereanywhere! Theres so much material to work with, well heckI feel just like a kid in a candy store!
But alas, only one ignoramus can win our Stupid Person of the Quarter award. So lets review the runner-ups, shall we?
Second Runner Up: Richard Rege, Superintendent of Chicopee Public Schools, MA
In May, the friends, family, and community of seven year old Adam Byczko had finally, after mass fundraising, been able to provide him a service dog named Kita. You see, little Adam has Fragile X syndrome which causes limited speech, seizures, difficult movement, and autistic behaviors. This would all be a heartwarming tale except for one thing; when little Adam tried to bring Kita to school with him one day, access was denied. Thats rightdenied. Apparently, the schools superintendant, Richard Rege, hasnt been given an official letter stating that the presence of Kita would
prove that having the dog during the school day would in any way have a positive impact on either [Adam's] health or safety
To which my only response is: WTF?
Mr. Rege, I salute you! Being that ignorant of current therapeutical practices and managing to worm your way into a cushy Superintendants positionin Massachusetts, no less. Maaahvelous!
On August 15th a trial judge found Officer Lovejoy not guilty of animal cruelty charges in the death of his K-9 partner, Bandit. Officer Lovejoy left Bandit in his car, in the Arizona heat. In the middle of August. For 13 hours. His excuse? He forgot. For 13 hours.
The judge agreed with Lovejoys attorney who claimed the police sergeant was negligent at best, that he completely forgot Bandit was in the SUV (and againFor Thirteen Hours!) when he returned home from an extra duty shift the death of Bandit was a tragic accident Lovejoy told the judge that himself.
Really? All by himself?
Just out of curiosity Chandler AZ, dont you make sure applicants IQ test over 70 before you allow them to enter your Police Academy? I can just see the upcoming news headline now: Woman Hit By Patrol Car While Crossing Road: Officer Forgot to Apply Brakes!