David Tredinnick is the Conservative MP for Bosworth. He is also one of the most raving loons in parliament, far outlooning anything that UKIP can throw up. His first job was as a second lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards, and even then it is clear that his intellectual capacity did not go unnoticed, and he left without even rising to the dizzy heights of lieutenant. After he left the army, much to the relief I expect, of his soldiers, he had a number of jobs, none of which he was able to hold down for very long. I wonder why.
I'm not going to detail the full depths of his ignorance, you can read it all here.
What is stunning is that a man of such profound scientific and medical illiteracy and ignorance has managed to get himself onto both the Science and Technology select committee, and the Health Committee, both committees providing an opportunity for him to do immense harm. He is a prime example of the Dunning Kruger effect and appears virtually ineducable.
What is so utterly disheartening is that the reason he got onto the Science & Technology committee is that, out of 306 conservative MPs he was the only nominee. For fuck's sake Cameron do you not give a shit?
DZ commented recently on the determination of the health secretary to "tackle the soaring cost of hospitals’ use of
temporary staff" . It may just be coincidence, but since then DZ has noticed that the offers of agency work he has had have declined markedly.
If it's true that NHS Trusts have decided to save money in this area, what do you suppose are the chances of them now turning their attention to some of the real parasites bleeding the NHS?
You may have seen this picture in the Telegraph today.
The woman who took the picture is convinced of the following
1. This is a picture of an angel
2. The "apparition" is some sort of message, intended specifically for her.
3. The "message" is from her father who died 20 years ago.
4. That it means her sick son will get better over Christmas.
I notice in The Times this morning a small feature on free diving. people who see how far down they can go in the water and get to the surface again without any form of breathing apparatus. The world record depth currently stands at a staggering 281metres.
What did strike me in the article was the statement that, apparently these feats are made possible by a special breathing technique, called "apnoea". Wow! who'd have thought it. Doesn't that just mean holding your breath?
I understand Christopher Monkton has recently been quoted as stating, "Gays have 20,000 sex partners in their 'short, miserable lives" This figure I found a little dubious to say the least, so I decided to do a little simple arithmetic. If someone, gay, straight or bisexual, were to have a new sexual partner every single day, 365 days of the year, from the age of 16, they would be almost 71 years old by the time they reached partner number 20,000.
Which suggests to me that their life could by no stretch of the imagination be described as short or miserable!
It is rare that DZ perceives in any politician the qualities of honesty, intelligence and perceptiveness. This article however is so spot on that I have to acknowledge an exception. Correct, absolutely, to the last full stop.