Look how happy these guys are!
And why shouldn’t they be?
They just spent more than $25,000 from the budget of Minnesota’s Rocori School District on a bunch of 18x20 inch bulletproof whiteboards.
“The timing was right,” Rocori school board Chairwoman Nadine Schnettler tells us. “The company is making these in response to the Newtown shooting, and has been making similar products for our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
The town’s police chief made the whiteboard pitch to the school board, says Schnettler. And members were pressed to act quickly, she says, to take advantage of a special offer: The granite company would donate 75 whiteboards to the district’s public and parochial schools if the board agreed to match the purchase.
Hurry! This kind of offer won’t be around for long! After all, with today’s bloated public school budgets, administrators can’t afford not to buy bulletproof whiteboards.
Because if someone tries to shoot at you in school, you can protect yourself with a whiteboard. And, if no one tries to shoot at you, well, at least you can write on it!
I think there can be no doubt that these little babies offer far more protection that any gun control measure ever could.
HT: Kate Tropa.
As a huge fan of the unending foolishness of Sarah Palin, I obviously like everything about this.
How does Palin know the dinner was pathetic? Did she hate-watch it?
And leaving aside Peter Wade’s important note that Palin herself was a guest at various White House Correspondents’ Dinner parties back in 2011, it’s hilarious to note that Palin, who makes it sound here like she’s part of the hard-working “rest of America,” couldn’t make it through a full term as Alaska’s governor and currently doesn’t actually have a job … unless endlessly posting nonsense on Twitter and Facebook is a job.
I’m sure hard-working Americans everywhere are so thankful that this paragon of hard work is in their corner.
Hands down, this is my favorite response to yesterday’s post about Justin Bieber’s guestbook gaffe:
I actually want to vomit right now. This has got to be one of the most disrespectful posts I’ve ever seen. There’s no justification for Bieber’s selfish commentary. NONE. AT. FUCKING. ALL. I think it’s really lovely that he visited the museum. Had his guestbook entry ended after “Anne was a great girl,” I’m not sure it would even have been in the news, but if it had, I would find his respect amicable. But, alas, he decided to pull a self-centered, inappropriate move, one that, in my opinion, deserves no explanation or defense. His comment was inexcusable, and that someone wishes to justify him is repulsive …. I’m actually shaking right now because I’m so angry that someone, much less a (Jewish, as I just found out) political philosophy professor, would try to justify what was an arrogant and disrespectful move.
How to put this?
Maybe save some hyperbole for the rest of us?
Today in Facebook gun nuttery: Bathtubs are more dangerous than guns.
This was my reply:
Shockingly, not a single wingnut on the thread clicked “Like” on my comment.
Dog shoots Florida man Gregory Dale Lanier in the leg with a 9mm handgun
WTSP: A Highlands County man is recovering after police say he was shot by an unlikely suspect: his pet dog. 35-year-old Gregory Dale Lanier was driving with his pet pooch on Saturday when the dog kicked a .380 pistol that was on the truck’s floor. … No attempted murder charges are expected for Fido; police have ruled the shooting accidental. Sebring Police Commander Steve Carr says he never heard of a case like this before.
When dogs with guns are outlawed, only outlaw dogs will have guns.
Guns don’t kill people, dogs kill people.
I’ll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead paw.
The only thing that will stop a bad dog with a gun is a good dog with a gun.
… and so on.
This is what happens when you elect someone who doesn’t understand how our system of government works.
If you have five minutes today and really want to get enraged about something, I recommend this Facebook page.
Nearly 3 million people have “Liked” it, and lots and lots of them comment on all of the “news” that the page owner posts. Plus, an added bonus: You get to see how many of your Facebook friends “Like” it.
HT: Matt Langdon.
So … just in time for Gun Appreciation Day, this apparently became a thing.
Owning an AR-15 assault rifle and racial equality are the same thing now.
At what point will people be ashamed of themselves? And why didn’t we reach that point before people made this meme and put it on the internet?
HT: Megan Theesen-Fenton.