Stupidest sticker means you can break the law Is 'stupidest' a real word? Bad English, you say? Well, we're going to use it anyway. We're going to use it on our brainless bureaucrats. They have gone and done the stupidest thing you've ever heard of. After a lot of big talk, they have buckled under pressure from big business. But that's not the point - they always do that anyway. The point is, this time they buckled in the most brainless way you can imagine. We are talking about the proposed food labelling law which our all-talk-and-no-action bureaucrats had trumpeted as a great leap forward in protecting the public's health. We'll leave aside the issue of whether the government was right or wrong to insist that even food items with low sales - under 30,000 a year - must comply with the labelling law if they carried health claims. There is genuine consumer concern - cleverly exploited by big business - that low-selling 'healthy' foods will be forced off the shelves if they must undergo expensive relabelling. But what we won't leave aside is the fact that when the going got tough, our bureaucrats not only couldn't get going; they took their customary two steps backwards in the stupidest way possible. This is what happened: when big business and their Legislative Council allies bullied the bureaucrats into exempting from the labelling law low-sales-volume food products that made unproven health claims, the bureaucrats agreed to the compromise of having stickers on these items that said they did not comply with Hong Kong law. So Hong Kong will soon enter the comical era when you can break the law as long as you have a sticker that says you're doing so. Go right ahead, rob a bank. You won't need a gun, just a sticker that says you're breaking the law. That will make it perfectly legal. Isn't that the stupidest thing you ever heard of? As clear as black and white Who said 'God caused Hurricane Katrina to wipe out New Orleans because it had a gay pride parade the week before and was filled with sexual sin?' No, it wasn't Barack Obama's loose-talking black pastor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. It was John Hagee , the ultra-conservative white pastor from Texas. He also said this: 'All Muslims are programmed to kill and we can thus never negotiate with any of them.' Republican presidential candidate John McCain actively sought and got the support of Mr Hagee whom he has praised and embraced. Here are the questions you need to ask yourselves: why did the American media and many Americans knee Mr Wright in the groin for his outrageous sermons but give Mr Hagee a free pass for his hate-mongering remarks? Why was so much poop flung at Mr Obama for his association with Mr Wright but none at Mr McCain for being pals with Mr Hagee? Why was Mr Obama forced to denounce Mr Wright but Mr McCain wasn't made to do the same with Mr Hagee? Actually, the answers are easy. They're as clear as black and white. Public the losers again in Star Ferry saga How many of you remember what our overpaid policymakers said two years ago when they high-handedly pressed ahead with the demolition of the Star Ferry pier in Central? We do. They insisted that moving the Star Ferry to the current non-user-friendly location would not cause a drop in passengers. Hah! What nonsense. Passenger numbers have plunged by more than 10 per cent since the move in 2006 and the ferry company is now demanding a fare increase. So once again the people are being made to pay for the arrogant actions of our unelected officials. We paid by losing a much-loved heritage site and now we're being hit in the pocket as well. What do you mean by that ad, Cathay? You've got to hand it to Cathay Pacific - it really knows how to stereotype. Just look at its advertising blitz showing off its newly-designed cabins. In first class is a western male being pampered by Asian women. In business is a Chinese male. In economy is a female. What are you trying to tell us, Cathay?