This Is Goddamn Pathetic!

WARNING:  There is language in this post that some may find offensive……

Closing Thought–12May21

When will the American people stop listening to bullshit and start realizing just how dangerous this country is becoming thanks to a society that is fucking awash in guns.

I realize the gun violence is so commonplace that it is barely noticeable…..

But really?

9 separate mass shootings in two days is becoming a truly pathetic norm for our society…..

A gunman opened fire at a family birthday party in Colorado Springs, leaving six people dead and a community in mourning.

“Words fall short to describe the tragedy that took place this morning,” Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski said in a statement. “From the officers who responded to the shooting to the investigators still on scene, we are all left incredibly shaken.”
The suspected shooter — believed to be a boyfriend of one of the victims — is also dead, according to Colorado Springs Police.
 
At least 15 people were killed and 30 more injured in mass shootings since Friday night, according to CNN reporting and an analysis of data from Gun Violence Archive (GVA), local media and police reports.
 
Why do rational people allow this type of crime go on and on and few challenge the logic behind them?
 
When is enough enough?
 
Turn The Page!
 
I Read, I Write, You Know
 
“lego ergo scribo”

Educational Stupidity

I have ranted many times on the problem of stupidity being taught to our children…instead to teaching the need for civics and history they instead want to pass on BS and misinformation to our children.

These two examples illustrate the stupidity that is being considered as part of the educational curriculum….

First from the great state of Louisiana……

A hearing erupted in laughter when one Republican legislator was compelled to tell another that “There’s no ‘good’ to slavery, though.”

The Louisiana House Education Committee held a hearing on HB 564 on Thursday, during which the bill’s author and committee chairman State Rep. Ray Garofalo was grilled by fellow Republican Rep. Stephanie Hilferty on the bill’s prohibition on “divisive concepts” in education.

Hilferty began by grilling Garofalo about the sources of complaints that led him to author the bill.

“Can you give examples of what they told you?” Hilferty asked.

Garofalo described teachers and parents complaining about “handouts” that they’d been given.

“Like what does the handout say?” Hilferty asked.

“Handouts saying the United States is a racist country, that corporations are inherently racist, and have a bias against…” Garofalo began, as Hilferty interrupted to ask “Can you share examples of these with the committee?”

WATCH: Hearing Erupts in Laughter When GOP Legislator Confronted for Suggesting Schools Teach ‘Good’ Side of Slavery

The ‘Good’ side of slavery?

Seriously?

The term indicts that there is and was NOTHING good about slavery.

Next stupidity comes from the great state of Idaho….a bill that would prohibit the teaching of racism….

A bill that would ban teaching critical race theory and other similar teachings in schools in Idaho is awaiting Gov. Brad Little’s signature. 

The bill, HB 377, passed in the state’s senate on Monday after passing through the house last week. It would prohibit public schools from teaching that “any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior,” which it says can be found in critical race theory. 

The bill also bans teachings that argue that people should be treated differently based on things like race or gender and that people are not responsible for past actions committed by people who share their same demographics. 

https://www.businessinsider.com/idaho-wants-make-it-illegal-schools-teach-students-racism-2021-4

Red states just keep pushing the culture war crap down the throats of idiots that voted for them.

Personally I believe that there should be a national standard for the teaching of history and civics.

Why is this?

Textbooks help skew history to the absurd.

https://www.realclearpublicaffairs.com/public_affairs/2021/05/06/skewed_history_textbook_coverage_of_early_america_and_the_new_deal_775956.html

Once again the problem is in the education of our children.

Be Smart!

Learn Stuff!

Turn The Page!

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

Tucker Is An Idiot

Recently FOX’s Tucker Carlson went on one of his moronic rants about the wearing of masks….about which I of course had to write about……https://lobotero.com/2021/04/28/closing-thought-28apr21/

Well his rant has not bode well for him…..

With vaccinations increasing, the CDC on Tuesday relaxed its guidelines on when masks are needed outdoors. The push to reduce mask-wearing outside had been gaining steam of late, though Tucker Carlson took the argument to a whole new level on his Fox News show Monday night, specifically in regard to children. He likened outdoor mask-wearing by kids to child abuse and urged viewers to call police if they see it. Coverage:

  • “Your response when you see children wearing masks as they play should be no different from your response to seeing someone beat a kid in Walmart,” he says, per Mediaite. “Call the police immediately, contact child protective services. Keep calling until someone arrives. What you’re looking at is abuse, it’s child abuse and you are morally obligated to attempt to prevent it.”
  • “If it’s your own children being abused, then act accordingly,” he continues. “Let’s say your kids school emailed you and announced that every day after lunch, your sixth grader was going to get punched in the face by a teacher. How would you respond to that? That’s precisely how you should respond when they tell you that your kids have to wear masks on the soccer field.”
  • And later, he drew an unexpected parallel between vaccinated adults wearing masks outdoors and, er, something else: Watching “a vaccinated person, someone with the antibodies wearing a mask outside is like watching a grown man expose himself in public,” he said, per a video clip at CNN. “That’s disgusting, put it away please. We don’t do that here.”
  • Politico Playbook complains that the suggestion to call the cops about kids wearing masks “was beyond the pale even for him, and especially strange for a self-styled anti-nanny state libertarian.” The blog’s post on all this begins, “Is Tucker Carlson losing his mind?”
  • Michael Luciano at Mediaite has a similar criticism: “Calling police or child protective services because a kid wears a mask outdoors is ridiculous and a waste of official resources, even if it’s just the dispatcher taking 20 seconds to mock the caller following Carlson’s advice.”
  • The right-wing site Twitchy notes that “it should go without saying that you shouldn’t actually report kids in masks to the police or CPS.” But, it adds, “the point that Carlson is making about zealots who insist on shaming people who refuse to wear masks outdoors” is being overlooked by Carlson’s critics. It cites this critical tweet in particular, which includes a video clip of Carlson’s comments. Read Carlson’s take in fuller version in this Fox News op-ed.
  • As for the risk of vaccinated people outdoors, Dr. Anthony Fauci over the weekend called it “minuscule,” notes the Hill. “I think it’s pretty common sense now that outdoor risk is really, really quite low, particularly—I mean, if you are a vaccinated person, wearing a mask outdoors, I mean, obviously, the risk is minuscule.” The new CDC guidelines reflect that, saying those who are vaccinated can skip the mask outdoors unless they’re in a crowd.

Since I live in a state that has a low IQ and after watching a few videos of morons challenging people with masks….and babbling about their rights….I figure it is only a matter of time before I am approached by some overweight in-bred moron about my masks….so decide instead of an argument I would just hand them a business card that says…..

G_   F_CK   Y_ _RS_LF!

Want some vowels?

“lego ergo scribo”