Diary

Sound like some people you know???

You may have already read this, so bear with me for a moment while I catch everyone up..

In another chapter of dumb criminal classics, a man and a teen from Bridgeport allegedly thought they could rob a bank the same way people order take-out food.

Police said a 27-year-old and a 16-year-old called People’s United Bank on Stratfield Road about 10 minutes before they came to collect their order Tuesday afternoon. They asked for $100,000 in large bills with no dye packs inside the bag, police said.

“You can’t make this stuff up,” said Sgt. James Perez, Fairfield police spokesman. “They literally called the bank and said to have the bag of money ready on the floor because they’re coming to rob the place. And then they actually show up as the police were rolling in. I would classify these individuals as, `Not-too-bright.’ They should have spent time in school instead of trying to rob a bank.”

Now then…

Of course, these two are incredibly stupid, but what strikes me about this exercise in idiocy is how similar it is to the mindset of the statists who recently slipped a note to the American people, letting us know they intended to to rob us blind tax us on something we won’t see for at least four years.

In both cases, the perpetrators were arrogant or stupid enough (probably both) to assume that their victims would simply submit and comply. We’ve laughed about these “dumb criminals” in the past, but consider the thought process that goes into deluding oneself that calling in a heist might actually work. Then consider the thought process that goes into writing, then passing, an atrocious piece of legislation that nobody wants, yet convincing yourself that not only are you in the right, but those people wanted it all along!

Ladies and gentlemen, the definition of psychopathy:

A personality disorder characterized by an abnormal lack of empathy combined with strongly amoral conduct, masked by an ability to appear outwardly normal.

Of course, as far as the statists are concerned, we all know it takes a certain amount of megalomania to run for office to begin with, and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I’m a screenwriter and director after all, so aside from wanting to earn a paycheck, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t someday hope for the kind of career Spielberg has put together.

However, to thrust a 2,700 page bill you haven’t read upon an entire nation that screamed for you not to do so, yet stand before the cameras as though you’ve done nothing but good?

We’ve seen this one before, haven’t we?