In Oak Park Township, not far from here, a mere 15 signatures on a petition got an advisory referendum on the ballot which would advise the township to require any and all persons giving inoculations, vaccines, etc to inform those being injected all of the ingredients and all of the potential side effects (note: they would not be required to note the potential side effects of not getting vaccinated). I thought that this had to be the dumbest thing on the ballot in America.
Boy was I totally wrong. The Denver, Colorado gets the gold medal ad blue ribbon in perpetuity.
In the midst of economic and world crisis, Denver voters will be voting on the following, and I quote:
Shall the voters for the City and County of Denver adopt an Initiated Ordinance to require the creation of an extraterrestrial affairs commission to help ensure the health, safety, and cultural awareness of Denver residents and visitors in relation to potential encounters or interactions with extraterrestrial intelligent beings or their vehicles, and fund such commission from grants, gifts, and donations?
Pardon my use of language here, but just how fucked up does our electoral process have to be to allow a question like this on any ballot, anywhere in the 50 states outside of the two nut states (California and Alaska). I mean, even when the nation at every level isn’t in dire straits, stuff like this makes us all look like a bunch of ignorant bizzaro pot smokers drunk on methanol. I guess after 8 years of Mr. Clinton and 8 more of Mr. Bush and the fact that we flirted with Mrs. Palin … the rest of the world already thinks that, but would the elected officials of Colorado please take five minutes next year and pass something that requires referenda and bills to be of the non-fiction variety.
Maybe next year I can try something like the “Orc protection act” … I mean it is about as likely to happen.