Our first stop tonight is the town of Palmer, Massachusetts, and Old Pond Mill Elementary School. Specifically, a 6-year old boy pulled a gun on the bus, and reportedly "caused quite a disturbance, and traumatized the other children on the bus", according to the driver. Reportedly, one of the other students yelled "He's got a GUN!!!"
Authorities were summoned, and the EVIL BLACK GUN confiscated, and all was rainbows and bunnyrabbits. Except for one TEENSY little fact: this is the gun in question:
LEGO gun for a LEGO figure. A little piece of injection-molded plastic with a peg to fit the hands of a typical 2-inch tall plastic figure. . .
Now, originally this young terrorist would have faced detention or suspension, was going to be forced to write a letter of apology, and, horror of horrors for a suburban kid, possibly lose his bus privileges (gee, that his parent's tax dollars have already paid for, but. . . .)
BUT. . . sense has fought through, even if it IS the People's Republic of Burning Stoopidchuetts, and the school has decided not to punish the boy. . . .
Still there's plenty of Stoopid to go around here. For instance, the kid who screamed that the boy had a gun. REALLY ??? Are kids THAT indoctrinated against the very idea of a gun causes do-gooder kids to scream warnings, and bus drivers to claim a bus full of kids has been traumatized ??? If that's the case, lock up the TV's, the typical Saturday Afternoon Monster Movie on the local UHF station (OK, I'm dating myself here, on a old movies channel or whatever SyFy is calling itself this week . . ) would cause large masses of children to vaporlock as soon as the first scary scene hit. . .
Next, closer to home, we're having a Gubernatorial Election here in the Old Dominion. Ken Cuccinelli, Tea-Party Conservative for the Repubs, and Terry McAuliffe, Clinton Crony for the Dems.
Terry has broken truly new ground in politics: he's blaming his father's death on George W. Bush. No, Dubya never met the man, much less snuffed him out. McAulliffe claims that the mere FACT of Dubya being elected killed his father. . .
REALLY, Terry ?? No wonder Hillary lost in 2008, if that's your political acumen. . . call it, to paraphrase Ronaldus Magnus, "Voodoo Politics" . . . .
Now, across the seas to the sand-drowned oil-washed wilds of Saudi Arabia, where two housemaids have been found guilty of Sorcery, and sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1000 lashes of the whip. Now, assuming they SURVIVE the 1000 lashes, I'm QUITE sure that one or both will turn out to be, shall we say, "magically" with child.
Simply because both physical and sexual abuse of domestic help is endemic with the estimated 1.5-2 million domestic employees who live and work in Saudi households. Almost all are foreigners, doing the work that Saudis just won't do. Which all to often has fringe "benefits" like not getting paid, being beaten, or rape. Because, after all, they're not Saudis, and many aren't even Muslims.
But the creme de la crap of this week's Burning Stoopid takes us back to the shores of old Blighty. . . .
Remember Drummer Lee Rigby ?? The British soldier murdered in cold blood and beheaded on the streets of London ??
A moment of remembrance: Mr. Rigby left behind a 2-year old son, a wife he was separated from, and a young fiancee he was planning to marry. . .
Well, the London Metropolitan Police stand ready to stop any violent reaction to this horrible murder of an innocent soldier, husband, and father, by a pair of Radical Islamist savages, right ???
Well. . . .sort of. They've arrested English Patriots for Facebook Posts critical of Islam. They've arrested an 85-year-old lady yelling insults outside a mosque.
They've responded to Islamic reports of "vandalization" of Mosques. . .
Oddly enough, they're NOT arresting whoever was responsible for vandalizing British military memorials with "ISLAM" and grafitti. . . .
Yep. SOP. Musn't upset the Muslims. . . .
I'll be back with more Burning Stoopid in a day or three. . .