Commenter Stretch added these gems to a Tamara K. thread about stupidity:
Congressional hearing ca. 1975 on toxic waste sites. Neighbor has a PhD in chemical engineering and is testifying that the pH levels at one site are down to 7.2. Congresscritter leans forward, removes glasses for dramatic effect and asks “And how soon will you have it down to zero?”
The stare he got from the expert was probably dripping with acid contempt.
07 or ’08 Detroit auto firms are in Lansing looking for help from state government. When asked about fuel efficiency an engineer said “We’ve taken the internal combustion engine as far as the laws of thermodynamics will allow.” Yes, a state legislator leaned forward, removed his glasses, and asked “What amendments can we make to these laws to improve mileage.”
The common thread: legislator removing glasses. Gather enough examples like this, and we’d be justified in mandating contact lenses for these yutzim. It’s not like they have any problem forcing us to do stuff.