Friday, October 20, 2006


Forehead Flagellation

Another purveyor of stunning stupidity is loose in America, leaving in his wake a sound of palms striking foreheads that threatens to reach a crescendo loud enough to drown out Niagara Falls.

Nothing much more is needed than to quote from the story carried by KOCO TV in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:

One of Oklahoma's nominees for state superintendent of education has proposed a unique idea for protecting students from outbreaks of violence.

Bill Crozier, a Union City Republican going against incumbent Democrat Sandy Garrett, said he believes old textbooks could be used to stop bullets shot from weapons wielded by school intruders.

If elected, he said he would put thick used textbooks under every desk for students to use in self-defense.

Just in case you might think that this was some misunderstanding or some political dirty trick, Crozier himself provided a videotape of him and a group of friends "testing" his "idea" by shooting various firearms, including an AK-47 and a 9 mm pistol, at various textbooks.

WARNING: The Surgeon General has determined that watching this video without your hands being restrained or padded can cause severe headaches.

Crozier said he believes his test was not scientific. Instead, he said, he wanted to demonstrate what might happen if a student used a textbook as protection in the event of a school shooting.

"Not everybody would be saved in that situation, of course. But many of them would, and instead of running away or being lined up ... this is a way for the children to fight back," he said.

Representatives for Crozier's opponent said they had no comment on his ideas.

Sounds like they heard the one about not trying to gild a looney.

P.S. I'm moving this up here for the benefit of the lazy types who don't read the comments: Zeno has discovered our hero's ... uh ... miscalculation that, if you watched the video, allowed the AK-47 slug to penetrate his biblioarmor. It seems he was using the pussy calculus book. Zeno then demonstrates the proper building technique for the besieged teaching profession.

Isn't that "geld a looney"?

Given the way they were handling those guns (propping the books up against stones and bricks as if they had never hear of ricochets), that suggestion might just take care of itself.
Crozier's brilliant experiment inspires me to point out that big fat calculus books are a great way to build yourself a fort. I mean, if you have a bunch of them lying about within convenient reach.
They'd get better target practise results if they used bibles. Pretty impenetrable, I'd say.
Gawd.... and the Republicans wonder why the moderates in the party are LEAVING. *passes along to friends*
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