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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Assassination of an Alabama Geometry Teacher

Now don’t get all hysterical. We’re not talking about literally assassinating anybody. Let’s just use this high school geometry teacher’s bullet-riddled body as a prop for teaching students about lines and angles.

OK, so you’re the same height as this geometry teacher, and you’re shooting from the hip. Your bullet travels into the teacher’s lower abdomen, or maybe the pelvis. Now get ready, you’re about to learn two new geometry terms. The bullet has traveled in a line that’s parallel with the floor, and perpendicular to the geometry teacher.

And now, here's a slightly different context for these same two words. When the geometry teacher was standing upright — i.e. before you shot him — he was perpendicular to the floor. After you shot him, the deceased (or writhing and clutching and screaming) geometry teacher was parallel with the floor.

Wow. And you thought geometry class was supposed to be boring. But be careful if you decide to use “interesting” teaching methods like this for your own class. You might get a stern talking-to from the superintendent.

But at least your name will be kept secret.

This “teaching” incident took place at Corner High School in (or near) Birmingham, AL. Superintendent Phil Hammonds said: “We are going to have a long conversation with him about what's appropriate. It was extremely poor judgment on his part, and a poor choice of words.”

I suspect that if a teacher had used these same geometry examples during the Dumbya years, he'd get a lot more than a stern lecture from the superintendent.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something tells me when this blows over, there may be a parade for this guy!


May 19, 2010 at 12:08 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Oh, but I bet you hippies would be frothing at the mouth with joy if some geometric Cuban defector used The Greatest President In History (you know who) as the example.

May 19, 2010 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger lisa said...

Amazing that this was the best example an educator could come up with?
Why the need to push the envelope especially when they are trying to do away with the 2nd amendment?

The teacher was put on leave according to the article which is fine with me.

May 19, 2010 at 7:32 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Supe of schools initially said nothing would be done to this moron, as of today's story he has been placed on leave. In this day and age, what do they think is going to happen? Never mind, it was AL and we know it is all good there to be like this. Don't read the comments though, some of them trend to the stupid faction of people in this country.


May 19, 2010 at 8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya know, some people just have a very strange sense of humor.

May 19, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Randal, in the future could you please address us as, Dirty F*ckin Hippies. Thanks for your cooperation in advance.

Exactly Lisa, except for the whole doing away with the 2nd thing. So pray tell when a president actually signs that you can carry guns into a national park, how is this taking away gun rights again?

May 19, 2010 at 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Now we need to do what Darlene suggests and Take Back America. Courtesy of MadTv. Enjoy

May 19, 2010 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Yup, he'll probably be a hero to some of the locals.

Randal: Damn right.

Lisa: That teacher would have gotten a lot more than a "leave" if he'd made that same joke about Bush.

And Jess has a good answer in her comment below. Obama has signed a law allowing guns in national parks; so I'm not quite sure how the 2nd Amendment is being threatened.

Jess: I was actually impressed that some of the comments at that site were liberal, or at least not too far to the right.

Anonymous: I can relate to a strange sense of humor; but the classroom isn't the place for it.

Jess: I think the whole gun paranoia is being generated by gun and ammo manufacturers. "Quick! Buy your guns and bullets Now, before that Kenyan socialist tries to take them away from you!"

May 19, 2010 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: Hilarious video. ROTFLMAO!

May 19, 2010 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger Joaquin said...

"I suspect that if a teacher had used these same geometry examples during the Dumbya years, he'd get a lot more than a stern lecture from the superintendent."

Actually he would probably be the keynote speaker at the next Democrat National Convention.

May 19, 2010 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

His speech would have to be telecast from his cell at Gitmo. You've gotta admit there's a lot less of a chill in the air since Dumbya left office. Protesters at Obama's speeches aren't relegated to a "free speech zone" half a mile away. Obama's audiences aren't pre-screened, they don't have to sign a loyalty oath in order to get in, and they aren't instructed to break into spontaneous cheering and clapping at certain points during the speech.

May 19, 2010 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Ridiculous of the teacher, not one mention of the grassy knoll..;)

May 19, 2010 at 4:08 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

Lisa: That teacher would have gotten a lot more than a "leave" if he'd made that same joke about Bush.

of course he would have Tom.

Jess I didn't say it happened yet. Although the president does believe the constitution is an unjust document.

Do you think internet regualtion is really about "badnwidth" or free speech?
My sixth sense tells me it's the atter.

May 19, 2010 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Tim: Blogger wouldn't let me publish your comment, for whatever reason. You wrote:

"Ridiculous of the teacher, not one mention of the grassy knoll..;)"

I guess he couldn't think of what geometric shape or angle the grassy knoll would teach.

May 19, 2010 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Great minds, Tom.

Had the guy done the same thing two years ago, he'd be vacationing at the sunny GOP Gitmo Gulag.

May 20, 2010 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

TomCat: Ah yes, the GOP Gitmo Gulag. And it'll be revived as soon as another Republican takes the White House.

May 20, 2010 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

That's one of the reasons why that must NEVER happen.

May 21, 2010 at 12:18 PM  

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