A “threat” against Christie from New Jersey teachers union?

posted at 11:30 am on April 9, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

The silliness over “threats” from political rhetoric may have peaked today, and this time it looks like conservatives are in danger of becoming shrieking hysterics.  The Bergen County teachers union offered a “prayer” in a memo that asked the Lord to call New Jersey Governor Chris Christie home to his reward.  Some will offer this as a tu quoque, but that’s as much of a joke as the prayer itself:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn’t laughing about a teachers union’s memo that hints of his death.

The memo is the latest salvo in a war of words between Christie and the union over wage and benefits concessions.

The Record of Bergen County obtained the Bergen County Education Association memo that includes a closing prayer:

“Dear Lord this year you have taken away my favorite actor, Patrick Swayze, my favorite actress, Farrah Fawcett, my favorite singer, Michael Jackson, and my favorite salesman, Billy Mays. I just wanted to let you know that Chris Christie is my favorite governor.”

Association president Joe Coppola says the “prayer” was a joke and was never meant to be made public.

Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak says there’s nothing professional about the group.

Puh-leeze.  It’s obviously a joke.  Heck, it’s even structured as one.  It may not be particularly funny, and it may be entirely tasteless.  But no one can read that and honestly argue that it amounts to a threat, or even a serious wish for Christie to meet an untimely death.

We seem to be losing our sense of humor through an escalating tit-for-tat political-correctness war.  Conservatives don’t need to contribute to that trend.  Wouldn’t it have been better for Christie to say that the teachers union seems to be opposed to prayer in schools but firmly supportive of it to protect their own backsides?

However, we certainly can question why a teachers union is highlighting an accused child molester as it’s “favorite singer.”  That sounds like a setup for a thousand punchlines to me.


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Union terrorism.

Ask Ken Gladney.

portlandon on April 9, 2010 at 11:32 AM

I don’t think wishing death on someone is funny. Even done in a sarcastic manner. The left does not get a pass on this by playing the “it’s just a joke” card.

Doughboy on April 9, 2010 at 11:33 AM

Wouldn’t it have been better for Christie to say that the teachers union seems to be opposed to prayer in schools but firmly supportive of it to protect their own backsides

Irony and sarcasm is usually better than Outrage!

ninjapirate on April 9, 2010 at 11:33 AM

Yeah, I tried out the joke, “I have a bomb in my pants” last time I boarded an airplane. The TSA thought it was hysterical.

mwdiver on April 9, 2010 at 11:34 AM

The silliness over “threats” from political rhetoric may have peaked today, and this time it looks like conservatives are in danger of becoming shrieking hysterics.

All is fair in Love and War (and Politics).

Disturb the Universe on April 9, 2010 at 11:34 AM

However, we certainly can question why a teachers union is highlighting an accused child molester as it’s “favorite singer.” That sounds like a setup for a thousand punchlines to me.

How? It’s a part of the joke. It’s an old one too that has hit both Republicans and Democrats.

It’s not professional for any organization, let alone teacher’s unions, but that’s as far as this goes.

Esthier on April 9, 2010 at 11:35 AM

Yes, it is obviously a joke. However, I wonder how it would go over if Christie/governor was replaced with Obama/president? Hmmm. Oh, somebodys at my doo…

cibolo on April 9, 2010 at 11:35 AM

They forgot to add that Barack Obama was their favorite president.

thomasaur on April 9, 2010 at 11:35 AM

Christie must be making some progress!

MTF on April 9, 2010 at 11:35 AM

Disturbing and tasteless…
.
Not at all something to joke about

OmahaConservative on April 9, 2010 at 11:35 AM

Zero Tolerance for Teacher Union Hate Speech!

Disturb the Universe on April 9, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Let’s not lose our sense of humor.

Being humorless is a characteristic rightly associated with the far liberal left.

Dr.Gills on April 9, 2010 at 11:36 AM

I can remember when teacher’s were actually held to a certain standard…damn, I’m getting old…

DCJeff on April 9, 2010 at 11:36 AM

The “joke” seems to be much ado about very little, but the fact that the teachers’ union hates Governor Christie speaks volumes about what a good job the new governor is doing. Keep up the good work!

AZCoyote on April 9, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Sorry, can’t go with you here. I’m not offended. But lefties get away with the casual wishing of death / harm on Republicans far too much, be it as a “joke” or not. Time they started getting called on it.

Vyce on April 9, 2010 at 11:37 AM

However, I wonder how it would go over if Christie/governor was replaced with Obama/president? Hmmm. Oh, somebodys at my doo…

cibolo on April 9, 2010 at 11:35 AM

Apparently a point that Ed missed in his desire to be so fair-minded.

mwdiver on April 9, 2010 at 11:38 AM

teacher unions

yeah, nothing says excellence like guaranteed merit-less employment.

Keep voting democrat!

daesleeper on April 9, 2010 at 11:38 AM

You want hysterical, Ed? Try talking to my relatives (retired teachers and their adult kids) in NJ who last week posted this crap on their Facebook pages. They think it’s hilarious to wish for Christie’s death. But bring up the idea that ObamaCare may bankrupt the nation and all hell breaks loose with them.

I don’t have any problem with this being a news story. Americans should know what unions are up to, esp. unions of people on the public payroll.

NebCon on April 9, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Association president Joe Coppola says the “prayer” was a joke and was never meant to be made public.

Yet another out and out coward of the left, who will Copp his little panties, if his thoughts and ideas were made public.

It really must suck, to adher to a religion, you would never want to share with anybody.

MNHawk on April 9, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Ask them who their favorite POTUS is.

Bishop on April 9, 2010 at 11:39 AM

That was a facebook status that was going around a few weeks ago but Barry was in place of Christie. It’s funny but still doesn’t make it right.

Daveyardbird on April 9, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Ed wrote: Puh-leeze. It’s obviously a joke.

Let’s say it is. Remember the left will take any speech from the right possibly construed as racist or inciting to violence, when it’s not all, and offer it up in a somber, accusatory, very weighty way, clucking their tongues, basically with the attitude of “game over”. And we’re supposed to smile and take this and forget about it right away?

Paul-Cincy on April 9, 2010 at 11:39 AM

If liberals can claim racism where it doesn’t exist, violence where it doesn’t exist ..

Why do you go out of your way to excuse this?

lorien1973 on April 9, 2010 at 11:39 AM

There’s some things you just don’t joke about…especially in official correspondence. And this is one of those. Even in jest, it’s in bad taste. Especially for a union of teachers, no less.

JetBoy on April 9, 2010 at 11:40 AM

If a republican based group made a death prayer to a demonrat not only would they demand their resignation they would use the prayer (joke) as an example of why their can’t be prayer in school.

SHARPTOOTH on April 9, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Sure, Ed, it’s a joke just like Julianne Malveux wishing that Clarence Thomas’ wife would feed him lots of eggs and butter so that he’d have a heart attack at an early age. Ha ha ha

DaydreamBeliever on April 9, 2010 at 11:40 AM

So, now Christie has the teachers in his pocket.
Any complaints, too bad .. he is their “favorite governor” and the idiot they tried to re-elect is so yesterday.

J_Crater on April 9, 2010 at 11:40 AM

The silliness over “threats” from political rhetoric may have peaked today, and this time it looks like conservatives are in danger of becoming shrieking hysterics. 

Excellent point – we should treat this tasteless joke for what it is.

However – there is the “What if a Conservative had made a similar joke” question.

Chip on April 9, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Sorry, Ed, I dissent.
I liken this to the 9-11 report.
The left has been at war with the American people for 40-plus years, while we have not been at war with them.
Isn’t it time we engaged in this war?
Isn’t it long past time we engaged in this war?

either orr on April 9, 2010 at 11:40 AM

However, we certainly can question why a teachers union is highlighting an accused child molester as it’s “favorite singer.” That sounds like a setup for a thousand punchlines to me.

Still, Michael Jackson is more likely to be union bosses’ favorite singer than Chris Christie is to be their favorite governor.

ChrisB on April 9, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Rerun:

It is a joke. Really no big deal.

The only thing is, as mentioned above, if a Tea party meeting or a church board meeting had ended with the same kind of “humor”, the libtards’ heads would be exploding and Mr. Ed and Obie would be showing all kinds of righteous indignation.

davidk on April 9, 2010 at 10:56 AM

But no one can read that and honestly argue that it amounts to a threat, or even a serious wish for Christie to meet an untimely death.

We seem to be losing our sense of humor through an escalating tit-for-tat political-correctness war. Conservatives don’t need to contribute to that trend.

Lesson Of The Day.

davidk on April 9, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Let’s not lose our sense of humor.

Being humorless is a characteristic rightly associated with the far liberal left.

Dr.Gills on April 9, 2010 at 11:36 AM

That’s why you do it with humor, so they know they are being mocked.

Disturb the Universe on April 9, 2010 at 11:41 AM

You’re right about the fact that we are losing our sense of humor Ed… If fact, my family as a whole has lost about 60% of our savings also. My immediate family are all late 50′s and older now, have worked full time our entire lives, have looked forward to kicking back a little for the last portion of our lives, and now are looking for work since our savings is dwindling faster than Obama is apologizing for America.

Yep, losing my sense of humor is happening for sure.

Oh and by the way; violence from Unions members is taking place and will only escalate from here.

Don’t take the rant the wrong way Ed; we love you in my home and are grateful that you have this podium! But after all, hotair is about venting.

Keemo on April 9, 2010 at 11:41 AM

I’m not outragously outraged by it. But a joke with a punchline wishing for your death? I wouldn’t laugh too hard either.

The thought of prayer being allowed in school though is pretty funny.

DrAllecon on April 9, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Puh-leeze. It’s obviously a joke.

Did God find it funny?

paulsur on April 9, 2010 at 11:42 AM

Hey they are PUBLIC teachers. Paid for by taxpayers with the threat of loss of property and/or freedom if taxpayers don’t pay.

The liberals/proregressives/statists in this country cry and bemoan use “PUBLIC” non-stop. [e.g. if one person at your private college uses "public" (government) funds via student loans then you are subject to all kinds of restrictions]

Then the PUBLIC school teachers in this union have reaped what they sowed.

No jokes about death to your Governor from PUBLIC employees.

You on the LEFT will be forced to live by the rules you want for everyone else.

And lefties YOU WILL BE ALINSKYED – get used to it. It’s down and dirty time to save the Republic.

Branch Rickey on April 9, 2010 at 11:42 AM

Maybe we need to ask Sarah Palin or Dubya about the Left’s classless jokes.

Dire Straits on April 9, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Still, if someone did harm the governor the teacher’s union would try to pin it on the Tea Party movement.

Disturb the Universe on April 9, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Public employee unions wishing ill upon political opponents?

The DEUCE you say!

Good Lt on April 9, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Pretty lame joke. Dont know what all the hysterics are about. I guess you have to live here to realize it. I mean the typical NJ greeting when your driving is the middle finger, and thats if you like the person.

MDWNJ on April 9, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Wow a public school official who:

1) Offers a prayer in public
2) A spoken/written prayer, not a silent one
3) Acknowledges the Lord
4) Acknowleges said Lord as giver and taker of life
5) Asks for the Lord to take a life from this earth (refer to number 4 where he lists those lives taken by the Lord)

Poor taste. And I hope that memos went out this morning from other School Board officials across the country that “jokes” like this are not going to be treated lightly. Maybe not a firing, but your career just reached its pinnacle.

journeyintothewhirlwind on April 9, 2010 at 11:44 AM

The issue, why is the teachers union invoking prayer? Isn’t that a federal crime? Where is the ACLU? Why do I hear cricketts?

Daveyardbird on April 9, 2010 at 11:44 AM

If someone said the same prayer with precedent Oboobi in stead of Gov Chritie, would it still be (obviously) a joke?

SHARPTOOTH on April 9, 2010 at 11:44 AM

If liberals can claim racism where it doesn’t exist, violence where it doesn’t exist ..

Why do you go out of your way to excuse this?

lorien1973 on April 9, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Exactly. While I will grant there is the danger of overplaying the hand, so lets not get hysterical, but there’s no reason to not milk this for what you can get from it.

I’d play it off humorously. “I hear that I am the favorite union governor!” Or “The teachers union may want God to call me home, but I hope that doesnt happen before I can lower your property taxes”

Dash on April 9, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Christie

SHARPTOOTH on April 9, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Reminds me of when wanda sucks joked about Rush getting cancer. And odumbo laughed.

VegasRick on April 9, 2010 at 11:45 AM

If someone said the same prayer with precedent Oboobi in stead of Gov Chritie, would it still be (obviously) a joke?

SHARPTOOTH on April 9, 2010 at 11:44 AM

More likely he’d get a little visit from the FBI.

Disturb the Universe on April 9, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Sure, Ed, it’s a joke just like Julianne Malveux wishing that Clarence Thomas’ wife would feed him lots of eggs and butter so that he’d have a heart attack at an early age. Ha ha ha
DaydreamBeliever on April 9, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Yeah, that was a reeeeaaaal knee-slapper, wasn’t it?

Branch Rickey on April 9, 2010 at 11:46 AM

I wonder if NJ public school students could put a joke like this on their Facebook pages with the punchline being about “Mrs. Smith, my favorite teacher.”

NebCon on April 9, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Whoever thinks Patrick Swayze & Farrah Fawcet were better than Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher is certainly telling a joke… or a lie… to God.

SnowSun on April 9, 2010 at 11:46 AM

If it were a conservative making the same “joke” about a Democrat governor, the reaction would be….?

Yep, sure would be. Why should the Dems get all the fun?

Sekhmet on April 9, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Yesterday I received that same prayer from a Righty friend, only it had Obama’s name in place of Christie’s. At least “unfunny” is bipartisan.

irishspy on April 9, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Puh-leeze. It’s obviously a joke.

It may be, but if this had come from a conservative organiztion the left would be calling for their head on a platter.

We have to hold the left to their own standards. The only way to beat the left is by their own game. This isn’t the time for civility or humor. It’s a deadly serious fight we’re in. We have to go on the attack and stay there.

darwin on April 9, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Reminds me of when wanda sucks joked about Rush getting cancer. And odumbo laughed.

VegasRick on April 9, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Don’t forget Sean Penn’s prayers for his critics to suffer rectal cancer.

Disturb the Universe on April 9, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Ed’s right that it’s just a joke, and not a huge deal. However, in this decade of heated rhetoric, I’m always careful to control my own behavior and avoid making jokes in public that wish for anyone’s death except for murderers, who deserve it. I really don’t think it’s too much to ask any lefty group to do the same as I do, especially when they do things like construe Palin’s basketball metaphors as threats of violence.

juliesa on April 9, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Ed,

Do you now or have you ever lived in New Jersey?

In New Jersey you never are quite sure if someone is pulling your chain or…..even if they tell you they are pulling your chain.

The cuts to the gravy train trough are not being taken well and the unions are the major reason for the state’s indebtedness. Imagine if you own a business and a third of your payroll was for retired non-producing employees, how long could you afford to stay in business? Better yet, how long before you go bankrupt because you couldn’t compete with others that didn’t have such lucrative benefits?

belad on April 9, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Ed, to be honest, your constant defending of the indefensible is getting stupid.

More of the same from the GOP faithful…Don’t point out the Left’s atrocities and spend all their time defending themselves against this crap instead.

People are sick and damn tired of the GOP being full of a bunch of pussies who don’t give a damn about the evil that is trying to destroy them.

The GOP’s attitude towards Democrat hypocrisy and evil is the exact same as the Left’s attitude towards Islamic Extremism.

How can you fools not see that? How can you not understand why you suck?

uknowmorethanme on April 9, 2010 at 11:48 AM

More likely he’d get a little visit from the FBI.

Disturb the Universe on April 9, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Like the guy in Oklahoma i beleive, who had a abort Oboobi bumper sticker…

SHARPTOOTH on April 9, 2010 at 11:48 AM

uknowmorethanme on April 9, 2010 at 11:48 AM

+1

mwdiver on April 9, 2010 at 11:49 AM

First let me say: Christie 2012! Now onto the prayer, it is a joke, and in a sane universe would be taken as one, but it’s a mad universe. The tea party is being falsely accused of hate, and violence, so we have to highlight instances like this to prove that it’s on both sides, and that it’s so stupid that people begin to ignore it. We can’t just let it go.

DFCtomm on April 9, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Don’t forget Sean Penn’s prayers for his critics to suffer rectal cancer.

Disturb the Universe on April 9, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Yep. And Mike Savage wondered why he was so preoccupied with that part of the anatomy. THAT was pretty funny.

VegasRick on April 9, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Not funny. Not a threat. Just stupid. About par for union members.

MadisonConservative on April 9, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Christie should have just said that the teacher’s union was my “favorite union” and then sat back and laughed as the union and the MSM try to argue that Christie was threatening THEM.

PackerBronco on April 9, 2010 at 11:50 AM

I think the only “punchline” is the Bergen County Education Association…

PatriotRider on April 9, 2010 at 11:50 AM

These are the people we have teaching our kids. That’s why kids today think they can get away with everything, all they say it was only a joke. It’s only a joke until someone gets hurt or some nutjob takes action on something like this because he doesn’t think it’s a joke.

Brat4life on April 9, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha,
man I can’t stop laughing at that hysterical joke ..

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha ..

fuggin funny as all hell.. man that Ed can spot a great joke… keep ‘em coming .. wimps.

abobo on April 9, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Ed’s right that it’s just a joke, and not a huge deal. However, in this decade of heated rhetoric, I’m always careful to control my own behavior and avoid making jokes in public that wish for anyone’s death except for murderers, who deserve it. I really don’t think it’s too much to ask any lefty group to do the same as I do, especially when they do things like construe Palin’s basketball metaphors as threats of violence.

juliesa on April 9, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Feel free to open your eyes and take a glance at reality anytime you feel like it.

It’s not a bug of the left, it’s a feature. Without the permenant smear campaign against anyone and everyone who disagrees with them, the Democrats would be about as popular as the Communist Party.

uknowmorethanme on April 9, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Joke, yes. But doesn’t it obviously call into question the judgment of the author? And isn’t that sufficient grounds to criticize. And yes, the Michael Jackson retort pretty much writes itself.

WitchDoctor on April 9, 2010 at 11:50 AM

People are sick and damn tired of the GOP being full of a bunch of pussies who don’t give a damn about the evil that is trying to destroy them.

uknowmorethanme on April 9, 2010 at 11:48 AM

That’d make a great commercial. “Why should you vote Republican? Because Democrats are EVIL!”

Landslide victory, there.

MadisonConservative on April 9, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Christie should have just said that the teacher’s union was my “favorite union” and then sat back and laughed as the union and the MSM try to argue that Christie was threatening THEM.

PackerBronco on April 9, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Exactly.

GT on April 9, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Speaking of not losing our sense of humor, I’ve got this great joke…oh wait, people can’t tell a joke based on Mrs. Obama’s appearance. Much better to tell a joke wishing for a political opponant’s death.

DrAllecon on April 9, 2010 at 11:51 AM

It’s obviously a joke

Oh, OK then ……

Violets are blue, roses are red,
The country’s better off if _____________ was dead.

You just know if I typed in a certain name, I be hammered off this site in a second ……. but hey, I’m only goofing around. You see, I wrapped it around a riddle.

Ain’t I clever stating my true feelings in a “joke”

Jerome Horwitz on April 9, 2010 at 11:52 AM

The Bergen County teachers union offered a “prayer” in a memo that asked the Lord to call New Jersey Governor Chris Christie home to his reward.

Come on this has to be a fake story. Everyone knows liberals don’t know how to pray, only whine.

Tommy_G on April 9, 2010 at 11:52 AM

I was forward this “prayer” yesterday in an email with Speaker Pelosi being the favored politician. It’s silly.

Cindy Munford on April 9, 2010 at 11:52 AM

These are the people we have teaching our kids. That’s why kids today think they can get away with everything, all they say it was only a joke. It’s only a joke until someone gets hurt or some nutjob takes action on something like this because he doesn’t think it’s a joke.

Brat4life on April 9, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Like I said on the other thread, if a kid brought a pen knife or butter knife (or a plastic miniature toy gun) to school, it would be Zero Tolerance time.

So, ZERO TOLERANCE for death jokes from their teachers!

Disturb the Universe on April 9, 2010 at 11:53 AM

“Precious Gaia, you have taken away my favorite Progressive theoretician Karl Marx, my favorite brutal Collectivist dictator Lenin, my favorite Communist henchman Che Guevara, I just wanted to let you know that _________ is my favorite Statist.”

Chip on April 9, 2010 at 11:54 AM

OK, I’ll bite…

““Dear Lord this year you have taken away my favorite actor, Patrick Swayze, my favorite actress, Farrah Fawcett, my favorite singer, Michael Jackson, and my favorite salesman, Billy Mays. I just wanted to let you know that Barak Obowma is my favorite president.”

Seven Percent Solution on April 9, 2010 at 11:54 AM

i think it’s pretty funny actually…

it’s “favorite singer.”

should be “its”…
:)

max1 on April 9, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Look, I know it’s a joke. We all know it’s a joke. But put the shoe on the other foot. If Sarah Palin had put something like this on her facebook page, what would the reaction from the left had been?

One thing I learned over 8 years of Bush and the last year and a half under Obama is that Democrats never miss an opportunity to put their opponents on the defensive. They never took their foot off of our throats. Is it right? No. But, look how effective it was in tearing Bush down.

Now, if we want to play by the Marcus of Queensbury rules, fine, but the Democrats won’t. And look where the high road has gotten us.

Every minute this stupid teachers union has to spend de-fusing this and defending themselves is a minute they are not on the attack. Keep the heat on them, put them on the defensive.

JohnInCA on April 9, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Sure it’s a joke – and still, I wonder if someone had posted that here at HA first, but with Obama in it as the punchline… probably warned if not banned, right?

Done *to* our side: “pffft, get a sense of humor ffs.”

Done *by* our side: *bzzzzt – nuclear option*

Midas on April 9, 2010 at 11:55 AM

However, I wonder how it would go over if Christie/governor was replaced with Obama/president? Hmmm. Oh, somebodys at my doo…

cibolo on April 9, 2010 at 11:35 AM

Great hypothetical. Ed, your response?

LastRick on April 9, 2010 at 11:55 AM

If someone said the same prayer with precedent Oboobi in stead of Gov Chritie, would it still be (obviously) a joke?
SHARPTOOTH on April 9, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Dunno… but if it was posted here out of the blue the poster likely would get banned.

ya2daup on April 9, 2010 at 11:55 AM

It was just a joke, and not a particularly good one but also not exactly the worst the leftie thugs have produced.

Bishop on April 9, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Not funny….stupid and inappropriate. And no Republican, Tea Partier or conservative would get away with joking about the death of any liberal. Outrageous outrage would rule the day.

I usually side with you Allah, but unh-uh, not this one.

Priscilla on April 9, 2010 at 11:56 AM

You’re “dead” wrong on this, Ed. As tiresome as it is, we simply cannot let shit like this slide.

BuzzCrutcher on April 9, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Chip on April 9, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Thread winner!

Disturb the Universe on April 9, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Like I said on the other thread, if a kid brought a pen knife or butter knife (or a plastic miniature toy gun) to school, it would be Zero Tolerance time.

So, ZERO TOLERANCE for death jokes from their teachers!

Disturb the Universe on April 9, 2010 at 11:53 AM

excellent point Disturb…
typical lib stance “for thee, not moi”

max1 on April 9, 2010 at 11:56 AM

We have to hold the left to their own standards. The only way to beat the left is by their own game. This isn’t the time for civility or humor. It’s a deadly serious fight we’re in. We have to go on the attack and stay there.

darwin on April 9, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Now, if we only had a political party in the USA that understood this.

Democrats: Hold hands with terrorists, avoid saying anything that could even be remotely used as being offensive to terrorists, ignore their true motivation and all will be swell!

GOP: Hold hands with Democrats, avoid saying anything that could even be remotely used as being offensive to Democrats, ignore their true motivation and all will be swell!

They’re both going to get us killed.

uknowmorethanme on April 9, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Now, if we want to play by the Marcus of Queensbury rules, fine, but the Democrats won’t. And look where the high road has gotten us.

JohnInCA on April 9, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Technically, that’s ‘Marquis of Queensbury’, as in ye olde rules of proper and gentlemanly fighting.

Midas on April 9, 2010 at 11:57 AM

I guess integrity, decorum, and professionalism really are dead.

John Deaux on April 9, 2010 at 11:57 AM

Every minute this stupid teachers union has to spend de-fusing this and defending themselves is a minute they are not on the attack. Keep the heat on them, put them on the defensive.

JohnInCA on April 9, 2010 at 11:55 AM

+whatever number the national debt is

Disturb the Universe on April 9, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Midas on April 9, 2010 at 11:55 AM

No comment.

Even mentioning the word effersonJay in any context automatically launches the virtual HA Predator Drones, not to mention Terryannonline and The Race Card would be rushing off emails demanding that the offender be banned.

Bishop on April 9, 2010 at 11:58 AM

This is such an old joke email….

Interesting to note that Christie is obviously making an impact in New Jersey

originalpechanga on April 9, 2010 at 11:58 AM

So, ZERO TOLERANCE for death jokes from their teachers!

Disturb the Universe on April 9, 2010 at 11:53 AM

Good point. These are the type too stupid to tell the difference between right and wrong, and have to practice zero tolerance.

True, Christie needs to remain classy, but we can vent. Christie could respond something along the lines of, “well, Mr. Crapolla dreams might very well come true, but we’d still have an $xx billion dollar deficit. I worry that Mr. Crapolla might not be bright enough to realize that.”

MNHawk on April 9, 2010 at 11:59 AM

max1 on April 9, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Thank you

Disturb the Universe on April 9, 2010 at 11:59 AM

I with Ed. This is a non-story. I’ve seen people make that “prayer” their status on Facebook, only referring to Obama as their favorite president.

Let’s not start acting like the libs.

KeepOhioRed on April 9, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Anyone want to wager that this response was written by a \”spokesman\” or \”analyst\” which thought they could score political points by this response? Voters know this was meant to be a joke, and they do their politician a disservice by these kind of responses–it makes the politician look like a fake and a liar. The problem with politicians\’ handlers, is that they always try to make a mountain out of every issue. That just makes the politician look pathetic. Instead, why not have something witty to come back with–ala, that\’s kind that the union considers me their favorite governor; their reasoning is probably because the members realize that my actions in cutting parts of the state budget will save a lot of their jobs. You go on the offensive by making a legitimate political point, rather than going on the offensive by completely misconstruing what was said and making yourself look bad in the process.

Conservative in NOVA on April 9, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Seven Percent Solution on April 9, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Seven Percent is a hater! Ban him for threatening violence against the President. This comment will be cherry picked and linked to at LGFs, just to show how you hate filled racists on the right….are so hateful. I demand Ed and AP apologize, and publicly flog each other. Haters!

DFCtomm on April 9, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Dunno… but if it was posted here out of the blue the poster likely would get banned.

ya2daup on April 9, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Another fine point and one that works without even mentioning Obama. If a user were to write on Hot Air that they wish Governor X would be called home to meet his/her Maker, I would guess they’d see the blunt end of a ban hammer or be threatened with it.

LastRick on April 9, 2010 at 11:59 AM

I was forward this “prayer” yesterday in an email with Speaker Pelosi being the favored politician. It’s silly.

Cindy Munford on April 9, 2010 at 11:52 AM

I’m sure dozens or hundreds of other HA members have as well, and I’m also sure that some of them that laughed are now outraged.

Oh, darn. Am I suggesting that our side has no shortage of hypocrites?

MadisonConservative on April 9, 2010 at 11:59 AM

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