the ball whisk

August 29, 2008

“Teacher, can I borrow the gun?”

Filed under: Politics (sorry), stuff, Texas — groenefee @ 7:24 am


Another stroke of rootin’ tootin’ inbred foolishness outta rural TX.

The NYT reports today about a “school board in this impoverished rural hamlet in North Texas” that allows teachers to concealed carry to school.

Favorite bit?

In the center of the storm is Mr. Thweatt, a man who describes himself as “a contingency planner,” who believes Americans should be less afraid of protecting themselves and who thinks signs at schools saying “gun-free zone” make them targets for armed attacks. “That’s like saying sic ’em to a dog,” he said.



  1. That is a great simile. We need to ask our linguist how “dog” is pronounced in there. “Daug” a good approximation?

    Comment by tjhookster — August 29, 2008 @ 12:15 pm

  2. oh, most definitely. dɔg in ipa 😉

    Comment by dagabairtilo — August 29, 2008 @ 12:24 pm

  3. Wow…I wonder if they will let straight-A seniors carry guns?

    And, if I substitute there, do I have/get to carry a gun? Also, I wonder if the teachers are paid more to have a weapon?

    My favorite quote: “Republican governor, Rick Perry, has endorsed the idea.”

    Who are these people that they live in such fear?

    Comment by crelatia — August 30, 2008 @ 10:57 pm

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