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Congresswoman: Install Automatic Retractable Steel Walls On Every School Campus

posted at 7:19 am on December 20, 2012 by

Finally.

Here’s Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s prescription for what ails America’s schools.



Wouldn’t the construction of moats stocked with alligators around each school be cheaper and more effective? Exit question: If steel walls keep the bad people out, can’t we put up a steel wall across 2,000 miles of our Southern border?

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We need Star Trek-style deflector shields instead.

Powered by green energy.

I’m writing the federal grant application as we speak.

JimLennon on December 20, 2012 at 7:23 AM

Really? Remember when the media destroyed the Republican who thought we’d landed a human on Mars and planted a flag?

We are so screwed.

hawkdriver on December 20, 2012 at 7:29 AM

I’m trying to decide which is sillier: this “idea” from Jackson-Lee or Hank Johnson’s concern that Guam might tip over.

Close call.

Bitter Clinger on December 20, 2012 at 7:30 AM

I’m trying to decide which is sillier: this “idea” from Jackson-Lee or Hank Johnson’s concern that Guam might tip over.

Close call.

Bitter Clinger on December 20, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Notice the similarities? Idiots elected by morons. We don’t need better politicians, we need better voters.

clippermiami on December 20, 2012 at 7:35 AM

I love how Princess Leia took the time to begin her response “you always want to be thoughtful with a question like that.” It just goes to show that that response wasn’t just a stream of conscious type of a response, but one that she actually took the time to think through.

blammm on December 20, 2012 at 7:36 AM

bell curve

tom daschle concerned on December 20, 2012 at 7:38 AM

Oh good, so you can lock the killer win with the kids.

AbaddonsReign on December 20, 2012 at 7:45 AM

I laughed hard when I saw this.

Then laughed harder when I realized she was serious.

Gatsu on December 20, 2012 at 7:53 AM

can’t we put up a steel wall across 2,000 miles of our Southern border?

How would the Regime deliver weapons to the ultra-violent Mexican drug gangs? If they airdropped them, some law abiding citizens are liable to get their hands on them.

forest on December 20, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Sheila Jackson Lee was one of my top guesses after reading the headline.

Fallon on December 20, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Show of hands, please:

Who else knew exactly which Congresswoman was making this moronic proposal before clicking the link?

It is almost beyond belief that someone so slow on the uptake could possibly be a lawmaker.

turfmann on December 20, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Really? Remember when the media destroyed the Republican who thought we’d landed a human on Mars and planted a flag?
hawkdriver on December 20, 2012 at 7:29 AM

Actually I don’t. But I do remember when Newt Gingrich was crucified for merely suggested that America COULD put a man on Mars.

Believing in constantly increasing the Socialist state: perfectly reasonable and sane.

Believing in advancing the American space program: crazy old man forgot his meds.

logis on December 20, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Who else knew exactly which Congresswoman was making this moronic proposal before clicking the link?

It is almost beyond belief that someone so slow on the uptake could possibly be a lawmaker.

turfmann on December 20, 2012 at 8:09 AM

I wasn’t sure, but she was my #1 suspect. I’d have thought Hank Johnson if not for the gender specific headline.

forest on December 20, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Show of hands, please:

Who else knew exactly which Congresswoman was making this moronic proposal before clicking the link?

It is almost beyond belief that someone so slow on the uptake could possibly be a lawmaker.

turfmann on December 20, 2012 at 8:09 AM

I could actually see Shelia Jackson Lee as a future Dem Speaker of the House. Not being sarcastic. If the Dem leadership thought putting her there would win votes or change a poll they would do it in a heartbeat. That’s how far gone this modern Dem party really is.

Remember, it wasn’t all that long ago that Pelosi was (rightfully) considered a fringe kook by her own party.

visions on December 20, 2012 at 8:19 AM

She knows it would work because it would stop her.
Takes one to know one.

Jabberwock on December 20, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Isn’t that called prison.

Oil Can on December 20, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Somehow I knew it was the CongressWOMAAAAAAN! when I read the headline.

rihar on December 20, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Wouldn’t the construction of moats stocked with alligators around each school be cheaper and more effective?

Not in the upper Midwest where the moats would freeze over in winter.

But the woman may be on to something. Instead of building actual schools, why not just cluster used shipping containers in an open field, add a few desks, and you’ve got a bullet proof school! Makes just about as much sense, would be cheaper, and would do just as much to deter future acts of violence.

Happy Nomad on December 20, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Lee embraces a prison mentality. Why is this not surprising?

zoyclem on December 20, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Not in the upper Midwest where the moats would freeze over in winter.

Happy Nomad on December 20, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Polar bear moats. We could make it a breeding program too since they are going extinct in the wild because of my car.

forest on December 20, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Polar bear moats. We could make it a breeding program too since they are going extinct in the wild because of my car.

forest on December 20, 2012 at 8:45 AM

I like it!

Happy Nomad on December 20, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Lee embraces a prison mentality. Why is this not surprising?

zoyclem on December 20, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Because we expect our members of Congress to reflect their constituencies.

Happy Nomad on December 20, 2012 at 8:53 AM

A reflection on the people who elected her. But I thought it was only republicans who were stupid. She belongs in a zoo.

arand on December 20, 2012 at 8:59 AM

She belongs in a zoo.

arand on December 20, 2012 at 8:59 AM

She’s already in one … the United States Congress. That place is a zoo if I ever saw one.

Lost in Jersey on December 20, 2012 at 9:05 AM

You can’t fix stupid.

ButterflyDragon on December 20, 2012 at 9:11 AM

How about some sharks with frickin’ laser beams on their heads while we’re at it?

RedMindBlueState on December 20, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Oh good, so you can lock the killer in with the kids.

AbaddonsReign on December 20, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Beat me to the punch.

Seriously, what kind of world are the gun-controllers living in, where tens of thousands of schools that spend their book money on sex ed for kindergartners can just throw retractable steel doors in all their buildings? And where millions of people are roaming the streets strapping Matrix-style machine pistols gunning people down by the dozen?

And they say we need to drop the emotional appeals to paranoia and argue from real-world conditions. *facepalm*

The Schaef on December 20, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Maybe we could build steel walls around the Capitol, locking them all inside until Ms. Lee and her ilk agree to resign, and the rest demonstrate a willingness to put the country ahead of their own political careers.

Dee2008 on December 20, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Can we put up steel walls that aren’t retractable around her office? With her in it?

Dopenstrange on December 20, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Dementia is a tough think to see in an old person. My mom is just starting to show the signs and it is truly heartbreaking.

Everyone keeps saying Texas is the go to place but I see elected officials like her and then read about the funky school stuff praising allah or the public body cavity searches and I have to wonder.

Frank Enstine on December 20, 2012 at 9:39 AM

How about some sharks with frickin’ laser beams on their heads while we’re at it?

RedMindBlueState on December 20, 2012 at 9:16 AM

It would be BO shovel ready jobs. We would create massive employment by handing people shovels and having them dig moats for the sharks. The only problem I see is that PETA might get upset that their Sea Kittens are being used this way.

Frank Enstine on December 20, 2012 at 9:43 AM

a couple of thoughts
1. the stupid is STRONGin this one.
2. the people of Texas must be so PROUD of this one representing them in the United States Congress.

conservative tarheel on December 20, 2012 at 9:44 AM

I’m thinking retractable steel walls around DC…

hopeful on December 20, 2012 at 9:45 AM

She went Full Retard….never go Full Retard.

Mimzey on December 20, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Isn’t that called prison.

Oil Can on December 20, 2012 at 8:31 AM

In Cincinnati they highlighted the recently-built Princeton High school/Middle School. In the neighborhood of a cost of $50 million, some $10 million of that security-related. There’s a “lock down” mode that can be activated from any admin’s Ipad that locks all doors such that not even keys can be used to open them. Talk about a disaster waiting to happen. Prison, indeed.

I see this as the weasels in “Atlas Shrugged” who’d point to regulations and procedures to pass the buck of responsibility away from themselves, as the whole system ground to a halt. We can’t maintain these incredible high-tech and sophisticated school security measures, nor would we want to. It’s way over the top. We can’t AFFORD it in this day and age. We’re going to have the greatest school security and not be able to afford to teach our students.

Epic fail.

Paul-Cincy on December 20, 2012 at 9:56 AM

She went Full Retard….never go Full Retard.

Mimzey on December 20, 2012 at 9:48 AM

She also said the Newtown shooter used an “automatic” weapon. (Close. It was not automatic. But it could have been) Hence the need for an “automatic” steel door. A rock/paper/scissors kind of thing. Or is it more fighting fire with fire.

Paul-Cincy on December 20, 2012 at 9:58 AM

I thought we were all going to do our patriotic duty and turn our guns in? Why do we need a wall? I bet she doesn’t think that we do anything about the border with Mexico. And on one final note, can you just imagine the part of Texas that keeps sending this woman to Congress? It does not compute. Maybe that’s were the steel walls should be, I’m ditching the retractable part.

Cindy Munford on December 20, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Opps, sorry Duane, I didn’t see the southern border part under the video. I was lost in the wonderment of Congresswoman Lee.

Cindy Munford on December 20, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Heartbreaking genius.

ConservativeLA on December 20, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Why on earth doesn’t this woman hire a staffer with two brain cells to prevent her from making these types of stupid comments?

blink on December 20, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Perhaps because, based on reports, in her interactions with her staff she acts like a raving, psychopathic, hateful beeyotch.

Paul-Cincy on December 20, 2012 at 10:26 AM

How about instead we put a steel wall around Washington DC and then when the wall is completed we can put a steel lid on it and lock all the looneys inside where they can’t hurt the rest of the country.

Rip Ford on December 20, 2012 at 10:27 AM

There’s a few congress-critters I would expect to make a suggestion like this, and Jackson-Lee is at the top of my list.

sadatoni on December 20, 2012 at 11:33 AM

This old ding dong harpy is an embarrassment to most of us here in TX!

Sorry to the rest of the US for those brain dead voters who continue to vote for this gal!
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letget on December 20, 2012 at 11:43 AM

This might make her a good candidate for Chief of CONTROL, though a “cone of silence” would be the best way to deal with this moondingbat.
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Seriously, is there any more evidence needed that the Republic is over?

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on December 20, 2012 at 11:50 AM

She has to be one of the most stupid people alive…cherish her voters.

trs on December 20, 2012 at 11:51 AM

LTG Russel Honore: “You’re Stuck on STUPID!” He is truly brutal on reporters asking dumb questions. Not much has changed. Too bad he did not run for Congress.

For the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv5m4hTMuWU

SC.Charlie on December 20, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Shirley Jackson Lee must get up everybody morning and thank God that Hank Johnson is in Congress to make her seem marginally more sane and intelligent by comparision.

ConservativeLA on December 20, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Or Sheila, if you’re into the whole spelling thing.

ConservativeLA on December 20, 2012 at 3:00 PM