from the dumming down department Are you stupid?: from the dumming down department

By dependable twinkle toes on Tuesday, February 8, 2000 - 04:31 pm:

    A federal judge has affirmed the inalienable right of American communities to refuse to hire people who are too intelligent. The town of New London in Connecticut has for years been hiring new police officers on the basis of an intelligence test. Those who scored too high, answering more than 27 of the 50 questions, are routinely flunked from consideration on the grounds they will become bored with the drudgery of chasing criminals and eating donuts. When an over-intelligent candidate named Robert Jordan challenged this policy in court, US District Judge Peter Dorsey ruling against him, laying down a fundamental principal of American Law. "The question is not whether a rational basis has been shown for the policy chosen by defendants," he said. "Plaintiff may have been disqualified unwisely, but he was not denied equal protection." (AP 9/8/99)

By The Watcher on Monday, September 9, 2002 - 03:55 pm:

    I'm going nuts.

    This quote has been running through my head for days and I can't find it's origin.

    "of all the things I have lost, it is my mind that I miss the most"

    Who said it??

    None of the search engines I've tried came up with a match. They weren't even close.

By Spider on Monday, September 9, 2002 - 04:09 pm:

By The Watcher on Monday, September 9, 2002 - 04:16 pm:

    I would think it was before him. And, that he was quoting from somebody else.

    But, that search was better than mine. Thanks Spider.

By Spider on Monday, September 9, 2002 - 04:23 pm:

    No sweat. You could search again, if you're up to it, but use "I miss my mind the most."

By The Watcher on Monday, September 9, 2002 - 04:26 pm:

    Already did that before my first post.

    Thanks again Spider.

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