Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I get fired up a lot. This whole site is an excuse for me to rant. But not all rants are created equal. Some are trivial. But not this. This legitimately fires me up. Read this article.
It's not so much the lax security at federal buildings that offends me. It's this passage:
"The GAO also released a photograph of a guard asleep at his post and detailed an instance in which a woman placed an infant in a carrier on an X-ray machine while retrieving identification.
Because the guard was not paying attention and the machine's safety features had been disabled, the infant was sent through the X-ray machine, according to the report.
The FPS dismissed the guard, who, as a result, sued the agency for failing to provide X-ray training. FPS lost the suit because it could not prove that the guard had been trained, the report says."
OK, so a guy asleep at the wheel puts a baby through the X-ray machine, and successfully sues because he wasn't trained to use the machine? Did he need a class to know you shouldn't put babies through x-ray machines? Is he the most retarded person alive? How did he get this job in the first place? Was he the only one who applied? Who was the jury? Did the judge immediately quit when the verdict came down?
Honestly, I hate America sometimes.