More Homeland Stupidity

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This is a great example of why co-blogger Michael Hampton names his other blog Homeland Stupidity. Here’s the Wonkette take (also props for the graphic) on it.

Below, a sample of Brown’s application (helpful proofreading marks provided by us at no additional cost):

And, hilariously, they did it again on the next page. Simple error? More likely: FEMA’s subconscious demonstration of resentment at losing its independence to a de[a]partment that, while a completely useless and nightmarish bureaucratic cesspool of money, you’d hope has a few secretaries on staff who can proofread these things.

To be fair to Michael Brown, it might have simply been a case of parapraxia. At some unconscious level, perhaps he really wanted to direct the DEA.

Typo Advisory Level: Evelated

posted by Stephen Gordon
  • http://www.serfcity.us Jim Lesczynski

    While we’re at it, “undersecretary” is one word, per Merriam-Webster.

  • Devious David

    Exactly, what I was thinking, Jim. You beat me to the punch!

  • Michael Hampton

    You know, I actually didn’t post this, because while it’s stupid, I didn’t think it was stupid enough. :)

  • Stephen VanDyke

    Memo to all DHS new hiers: any transfers from teh Arabean Horse Assocciation are recquired to attend a three-day spel-check course during trainning.

    Thnak you for yuor cooperationn,
    Office of Under Secretary for EP&R

  • Michael D Brown

    Uh, folks, sorry to disappoint you, but I did not do this, someone at FEMA did. Michael D. Brown

  • http://www.libertyforsale.com Tim West

    OT: did anyone see this yet? It’s about Marvel Comics taking on the War on Terror.

    “The seven-issue “Civil War” series, launched in May, sees Marvel’s writers taking on the topical issue of civil liberties.

    Following a showdown between a group of superheroes and supervillains in which hundreds of innocent civilians are killed, the government passes the Super-Hero Registration Act, requiring all superheroes to reveal their identities and register as “living weapons of mass destruction.”

    Marvel’s roster of invincible crime fighters is split into two bitterly opposed factions, with one camp — championed by the likes of Spiderman — in favour of the new law and the other, including Captain America and his ilk, refusing to relinquish anonymity.

    The SUPERHERO REGISTRATION ACT! YEAH! AMERICA! FUCK YEAH! :D

    Funniest thing I’ve seen all day.

  • Wes P

    Let’s sneak this into Congressional legislation as one of those stealth amendments to highlight how nobody ever reads those huge bills before voting!

    Come to think of it, why does nothing good ever get passed that way? Do I smell another conspiracy?

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