Stupidity is that thing that you do thinking at the time it's a good idea, but if you weren't blinded by said stupidity, you would have realized that it wasn't such a good idea.
Like taking $250,000 in goods and services from a now-beleaguered oil services contractor and concealing it.
Sorry Teddy Boy, looks like you probably won't die in office after all.
And although you've shamed Alaska, you've brought a little bit of fame being the first Senator indicted on federal charges in 15 years. Way to break the no-indictment streak!!
If he's found guilty I hope they change the name of the airport.
My next profile in stupidity is inspired by the Lady in the Ugly Pink Shirt Driving a Silver Car.
I was driving Chunky to school today. As I do 5/7ths of the 4.23 weeks of each month.
On the road, there was a large landscaping service truck pulling a trailer behind it, a guy on a motorcycle, and then me.
We all had to slow down when Landscaping Truck went to make a right turn onto a neighborhood street.
Apparently, while Landscaping Truck was making his turn, Ugly Pink Shirt was making a left-hand turn onto the road we were on from the neighborhood street Landscaping Truck was turning onto.
She must have assumed Landscaping Truck would be going slow enough to block oncoming traffic coming from our direction so she could complete her left.
Well Ugly Pink Shirt was wrong.
She was 3/4th of the way into the turn about to complete it when Landscaping Truck finished its turn.
Now all of this happened fast enough where Motorcycle Dude and I had to slow down to let Landscaping Truck make it's turn, but it wasn't necessary to come to a complete stop. So we both had some good momentum going.
And sadly Motorcycle Dude's momentum caused him to ram his hog straight into the back of Ugly Pink Shirt's silver car.
The impact, and her finishing the turn (dragging the bike a bit), caused his bike to jack to a 90 degree angle and fall over. He did three to four somersaults head first over his bike.
Holy Mother of Fatzah.
I've been driving 11 or 12 years (I got my license in late-teenagerdom!) and I've witnesses a handful of fender benders in my life, but I will NEVER forget the image of another human being hurtling thru the air like that and somersaulting over and over on the pavement.
Luckily and amazingly, Motorcycle Dude was OK. He got up and walked away clutching his arm. He had a pretty good case of road rash on it and really tore up his elbow, but for the most part I think he was OK. And yes, he was wearing a helmet.
I pulled over and called 911 (which is really hard to do in New Jersey when you witness something like this at the edge of where 3 towns meet and you're not sure what town exactly you're in when the 911 operator asks you!).
I figured since I was basically the only one who witnessed the accident aside from the participants, (there was no one coming in the opposite direction that would have seen it and possibly run over Motorcycle Dude as he skittered into the other lane of traffic), I should probably stick around.
After about 1/2 an hour I finally got one of the officers who showed up on the scene to talk to me (I really didn't want to interrupt the coppers doing their job talking to Ugly Pink Shirt and Motorcycle Dude). He thanked me for waiting around, but said since it was pretty clear Ugly Pink Shirt was completely at fault for the accident, they wouldn't need my statement for the official report.
Another example of stupidity in action and how one dumbass move can really change your life.
Be it federal charges or near-misses in adventures in involuntary manslaughter.