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And The “I Don’t Have Two Brain Cells to Rub Together” Award Goes To . . . | June 1, 2010


Okay, so the competition for the “two brain cells” award was tough this month. First we had the nuts in Texas attempting to apply a right-wing religious spin to history. At first, it was a no-brainer — they got the award, hands down. But now, Texas history-remakers have been trumped, ’cause we’ve got a teacher in Alabama teaching geometry to kids, and basically painting a “grassy knoll” scenario to do it. According to al.com, “The teacher was appar­ently teaching his geometry students about parallel lines and angles, officials said. He used the example of where to stand and aim if shooting Obama.
 ‘He was talking about angles and said, ‘If you’re in this building, you would need to take this angle to shoot the president,'” one of the geometry students reported. The teacher isn’t gonna be fired, but the superintended is going to have a “long conversation” with him about what’s appropriate. Excuse me while I throw up: You need to have a conversation with a teacher to advise him that presidential assassination fantasies in front of a roomful of students isn’t appropriate?

What about the parents, though? Surely they’re outraged. Well, apparently not in Alabama. One parent of a student at the school said she “doesn’t be­lieve the teacher ought to be fired . . . We all make mistakes, and we should be able to learn from our mistakes . . . What he said was just wrong and inappropri­ate. Everyone’s got their own opinions, but we have to be aware of our sur­roundings . . . .” Aware of our surroundings — I guess that means, in Alabama, just be careful of who’s listening.

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