Archive for April, 2012

There are certainly all kinds of ways to inspire kids to learn and a plethora of options for those that aren’t paying attention or otherwise following the rules.  However, pulling a gun on them probably isn’t in the top 25 for either of those.  Regardless, that’s exactly what Manuael Dillow, a Virginia teacher, decided to do during one of his classes.  Manuael, for no apparent reason, gathered up the kids and lined them up during class.  At which point he pulled the handgun from his waistband and fired somewhere between 4 to 10 blanks in the direction of the kids.  Naturally, they were all freaked out.  Granted, the gun was only a “blank firing handgun” like what you’d find at a track meet, but the students didn’t know that at the time.

It’s not exactly clear what this 60-year-old teacher’s motive was yet, but I can’t wait to hear what it is.  I’m sure the reason why it hasn’t been released means it’s very logical.  I can’t even begin to fathom what would convince someone this was a good idea with all the recent school shootings over the past months.

Virginia teacher arrested for firing blanks at students during class – Source: Yahoo! News

I’m guessing this couple was just playing Angry Birds on their phone instead of listening to the instructor.  Mr. Deel managed to wait till the instructor left the room then shot himself in the hand and his wife in the leg.  I’m sure the shot was preceded by the words “Hey Honey, watch this!!”  Mr. Deel called it all just a “stupid accident.  I think we all know where the stupid is here.

Couple Accidentally Shot in Gun Safety Class – Source: Yahoo! News

Newt nipped by zoo penguin, gets Band-Aid – Yahoo! News.

Newt Gingrich gets bit by a penguin, receives Band-Aid for the injury.  Swell.  Who cares!?  You have to wonder what the guy writing this article thinks about his life?  He likely went to journalism school for a few years, or one….I don’t know.  I’m assuming he didn’t finish if he’s writing stuff like this.

Study: More female drivers mistakenly hit gas pedal – Yahoo! News.

A recent study proves what most men have known for years already: Women drivers are scary!

Boy, 5, brings 50 packets of heroin to school for show and tell – Yahoo! News.

In another stellar showing for parent of the year, a 5 year old boy brought his stepdad’s heroin to school for Show-and-Tell.  Not just one bag mind you….but 50 bags!  Even better, the stepdad showed up at the school to retrieve his drugs and was (gasp!) arrested.

The article doesn’t elaborate as to if the boy knew what the substance was or how he tried to introduce it to the class.  Nor does it indicate if he knew it would get his stepfather in trouble.  However, something inside me believes that this boy was probably smarter than his 35 year old guardian and had this all planned out from the start.  Nice move…

I’m Screwed

Annoying, Offending Language Online Would Be Crime Under Arizona Bill – Yahoo!.

I fully expect the Arizona Police to come knocking on my door any moment now. This abomination of a law states that it would be a class one misdemeanor for anyone to “terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend” someone through electronic means. “Annoy or Offend.” Really? I’m pretty sure I already offended someone just by using the word “screwed” in the title. As pussified as this nation has become, people are “annoyed or offended” nearly every second of every day. It’ll be interesting how this will effect talk radio, talk TV, or just TV/Radio in general.

Does a TV show that shows something a little too sexy for people that it offends them land the producers/writers/execs in jail? I imagine it’s more geared towards direct harassment, but as the saying goes: “it’s a slippery slope.”

In all seriousness, stuff like this is what really scares me. We should all keep a close eye on this one.

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