Yesterday was a “three WTF” day:
- Rider Fatally Stabs City Bus Driver and Flees:
A New York City bus driver was fatally stabbed in Brooklyn on Monday after refusing to give a free transfer to his assailant, who had not paid his fare, the police said. Witnesses said the killer jumped off the bus, slipped the hood of his black sweatshirt over his head and ran away.New York City bus fare is $2. This guy viciously killed a bus driver because he wouldn’t give him a transfer ticket worth $2. WTF?
- This is an old item (from 1999) that someone pointed me to yesterday... Judge Rules That Police Can Bar High I.Q. Scores
A Federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a man who was barred from the New London police force because he scored too high on an intelligence test.I’m sure that not all police forces are specifically seeking out only stupid police officers, but what’s the deal in New London? WTF?
In a ruling made public on Tuesday, Judge Peter C. Dorsey of the United States District Court in New Haven agreed that the plaintiff, Robert Jordan, was denied an opportunity to interview for a police job because of his high test scores. But he said that that did not mean Mr. Jordan was a victim of discrimination.
Judge Dorsey ruled that Mr. Jordan was not denied equal protection because the city of New London applied the same standard to everyone: anyone who scored too high was rejected.
- Yesterday, on Fresh Air:
Fresh Air from WHYY, December 2, 2008 — Conservative Christian Richard Cizik preaches the message of environmentalism from a pro-life perspective.Um. Environmentalism “from a pro-life perspective”? WTF?