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Aug 22 2009

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Crystal Balls In August

In that perfected “no one could ever have imagined” gov-speak way, on the yuckiest three days of the year thus far, Massachusetts state public swimming pools were closed due to the lack of a crystal ball. And will remain closed till next year.

According to the public servant moron on local news last night (couldn’t find the video or his name), he “didn’t have a crystal ball” to tell him it might get a little toasty in mid-August. (Ever hear of The Weather Channel? Farmer’s Almanac? Do you actually live here?) Even if the 21 state pools were reopened, there isn’t enough chlorine or life guards to go with them.

So … how much does this guy get paid to plan ahead, even without the crystal ball?

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