• High School Apologizes For ‘Shooting At Trump’ Test Answer
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[t]https://cbsla.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/quiz2.jpg[/t] [quote]JACKSON, Wyo. (CBSLA/AP) — Some parents of students at a Wyoming high school are upset that “shooting at (President Donald) Trump” was offered as a possible answer on a multiple-choice, online English test. The Jackson Hole High School quiz has since been taken down, according to The Jackson Hole News & Guide. The quiz involved George Orwell’s 1945 novel “Animal Farm” and asked why a character in the book orders that a gun be fired. Following the question, “Napoleon has the gun fired for a new occasion. What is the new occasion?”, the first multiple choice answer offered is, “He was shooting at Trump”.[/quote] [url]http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/10/06/shooting-trump-test-quiz/[/url]
Should've put "shooting at Hilary Clinton" so people don't get offended. Yes this was a fucking joke. The joke is conservatives get pent up about anything negative to do with Trump and prefer to deflect by going "but Hilary". I realize it probably wasn't a laughable joke.
Don't they take these things super seriously? That seems dangerously stupid for whoever wrote it.
[QUOTE=kariko;52768861]Don't they take these things super seriously? That seems dangerously stupid for whoever wrote it.[/QUOTE] I'm not sure "zero tolerance" applies to teachers. It's still rather tasteless though, even if it's pretty funny.
[QUOTE=Tamschi;52768940]I'm not sure "zero tolerance" applies to teachers. It's still rather tasteless though, even if it's pretty funny.[/QUOTE] I meant the government with threats to the president, though looking it up it doesn't seem like there's many cases of them doing much unless it's legitimately a real threat. I was thinking of the girl who threatened the airline and incorrectly remembered it as threatening the president. She wasn't even from the US. So I'm incorrect! I'm not sure how this is zing :s:
In no way, shape, or form could this be construed or twisted into being a legitimate threat to the President.
[QUOTE=Quark:;52769031]In no way, shape, or form could this be construed or twisted into being a legitimate threat to the President.[/QUOTE] No, but Trump's camp is going to pretend like it is to get this guy in way more trouble than could possibly make sense.
[QUOTE=Grenadiac;52769289]No, but Trump's camp is going to pretend like it is to get this guy in way more trouble than could possibly make sense.[/QUOTE] I don't think anybody is going to agree that this is a real threat in the least. It's more of just a bad taste thing, plenty of that to go around.
[QUOTE=Quark:;52769031]In no way, shape, or form could this be construed or twisted into being a legitimate threat to the President.[/QUOTE] Even if it may not be seen as a legitimate threat it's still irrelevant to the context of the test and story and inappropriate regardless of one's opinion of Trump.
[QUOTE=Quark:;52769031]In no way, shape, or form could this be construed or twisted into being a legitimate threat to the President.[/QUOTE] Not to sound like anyone who remotely supports Trump, but that doesn't matter at all. A) It's fucked to make jokes about killing anyone and B) He's the [I]president[/I]. I'm not saying respect him, but realize that just for that fact, it's [I]stupid[/I] to be making any kind of jokes like that.
[QUOTE=kariko;52768861]Don't they take these things super seriously? That seems dangerously stupid for whoever wrote it.[/QUOTE] It is.. I feel like on the teacher's end it might have been a quick half-thought joke for the sake of filling a wrong answer choice but then parents probably read it and freaked the fuck out like "[I]OH my [B]GOD[/B][/I] CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS" [editline]11th October 2017[/editline] Although he could have put [I]anything[/I] other than Trump
People get upset about Trump calling for his "2nd Amendment" people to "do something" about Hillary Clinton in a public speech to nation, and it's "political correctness gone mad!" Teacher makes a stupid and tasteless joke? Now it's time to get serious.
I hope they personally apologized to all of the people who were deeply offended by this! Liberals say such crude and terrible things, unlike our wise and gentlemanly President.
[QUOTE=kariko;52768949]I meant the government with threats to the president, though looking it up it doesn't seem like there's many cases of them doing much unless it's legitimately a real threat. I was thinking of the girl who threatened the airline and incorrectly remembered it as threatening the president. She wasn't even from the US. So I'm incorrect![/QUOTE] didn't we have something like that over here a while back? i'm sure someone said some shit about obama and garry posted that the FBI contacted him, or am i remembering things wrong?
Yep, FBI investigated us and that's still a proud moment in our history. :v:
[QUOTE=Quark:;52769031]In no way, shape, or form could this be construed or twisted into being a legitimate threat to the President.[/QUOTE] [img]http://i.imgur.com/U6Z3RDu.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=Big Dumb American;52769755]People get upset about Trump calling for his "2nd Amendment" people to "do something" about Hillary Clinton in a public speech to nation, and it's "political correctness gone mad!" Teacher makes a stupid and tasteless joke? Now it's time to get serious.[/QUOTE] How about not stooping down on their level?
[QUOTE=MedicWine;52770163][img]http://i.imgur.com/U6Z3RDu.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] Just look at that fucking monster, lock him up for good
I'm no fan of Trump myself but even I can say that putting a possible answer about shooting the President isn't really appropriate in a school test.
[QUOTE=kariko;52768949]I meant the government with threats to the president, though looking it up it doesn't seem like there's many cases of them doing much unless it's legitimately a real threat. I was thinking of the girl who threatened the airline and incorrectly remembered it as threatening the president. She wasn't even from the US. So I'm incorrect![/QUOTE] There was a kid who went to my high school who jokingly sent a threat to President Bush back in 07, the secret service was at my school within an hour. That's how I learned that they have an office in every capital. Id say they take any threat seriously.
[QUOTE=CarnolfMeatla;52770352]How about not stooping down on their level?[/QUOTE] I did not condone or excuse the teacher. It was an inappropriate comment. "Stooping down on their level" would be defending the comments. If a teacher, for example, were to "joke" about sexually assaulting his students, saying that none of them dared to say no because he was a teacher, I would demand that the teacher be immediately fired. I would then demand a legal investigation into his actions, determine whether or not he had been inappropriately touching students, so that we could pursue legal charges if necessary. "Their level," is brushing shit like off as some [I]Locker Room Banter With The Lads[/I] when our president says it. I'm not letting people get away with this shit. Pointing out hypocrisy doesn't make me a hypocrite.
[QUOTE=Big Dumb American;52770505]I did not condone or excuse the teacher. It was an inappropriate comment. "Stooping down on their level" would be defending the comments. If a teacher, for example, were to "joke" about sexually assaulting his students, saying that none of them dared to say no because he was a teacher, I would demand that the teacher be immediately fired. I would then demand a legal investigation into his actions, determine whether or not he had been inappropriately touching students, so that we could pursue legal charges if necessary. "Their level," is brushing shit like off as some [I]Locker Room Banter With The Lads[/I] when our president says it. I'm not letting people get away with this shit. Pointing out hypocrisy doesn't make me a hypocrite.[/QUOTE] You brought up Hillary (not surprised) as if anybody here was trying to claim that Trump doesn't say stupid shit on a regular basis (nobody was). The two scenarios are unrelated and I can only feel like you [I]were[/I] trying to brush this off at least a little by segueing into the insinuation that anyone who was off-put by the teacher wasn't also off-put by (insert Trump quote). You're pointing out hypocrisy in people that may not be hypocritical at all.
[QUOTE=KingofBeast;52770590]You brought up Hillary (not surprised) as if anybody here was trying to claim that Trump doesn't say stupid shit on a regular basis (nobody was). The two scenarios are unrelated and I can only feel like you [I]were[/I] trying to brush this off at least a little by segueing into the insinuation that anyone who was off-put by the teacher wasn't also off-put by (insert Trump quote). You're pointing out hypocrisy in people that may not be hypocritical at all.[/QUOTE] I brought up Trump making a comment about ending a politician's life with a gun in reference to a teacher making a comment about ending Trump's life with a gun. How exactly are these scenarios not able to be compared? Furthermore, brushing this off in what sense? Are you implying that I think that the two comments are not equally as dangerous? Do you believe that I'm arguing that Trump's comment is somehow more concerning? Well, you're goddamn right. A teacher makes a dumb joke about a fictional pig shooting at Trump in a multiple choice quiz. The President of the United States, in a public speech, calls on his supporters to go murder his political opponent. The answer on that quiz was inappropriate. Whichever teacher was responsible deserved to be reprimanded. But the teacher's actions are not even fucking remotely as dangerous as Trump's. You couldn't make that leap with a running jump. So, yes, I do believe that any body who was not absolutely disgusted with Trump's comments on that stage, but [I]is[/I] concerned about this, is a massive hypocrite.
Are we sure a teacher wrote this? When I was in high school, we had to do a certain number of tests on books we chose from the library, but we could also create our own instead to get the marks. The questions we made would then, if I remember correctly, automatically be used in the tests others would take.
[QUOTE=Quark:;52769031]In no way, shape, or form could this be construed or twisted into being a legitimate threat to the President.[/QUOTE] it being a threat to the president isn't the issue.
[QUOTE=Big Dumb American;52769755]People get upset... Teacher makes a stupid and tasteless joke? Now it's time to get serious.[/QUOTE] That sounds kinda consistent, doesn't it?
This feels like another bland non-story to me.
[QUOTE=Lambeth;52771506]This feels like another bland non-story to me.[/QUOTE] Idk, if this story had come up 4 years ago and was a school test question about shooting Obama I feel like there'd be a lot more revulsion. In any case it's a terrible idea regardless of which president is in office.
[QUOTE=Big Dumb American;52770505]I did not condone or excuse the teacher. It was an inappropriate comment. "Stooping down on their level" would be defending the comments. If a teacher, for example, were to "joke" about sexually assaulting his students, saying that none of them dared to say no because he was a teacher, I would demand that the teacher be immediately fired. I would then demand a legal investigation into his actions, determine whether or not he had been inappropriately touching students, so that we could pursue legal charges if necessary. "Their level," is brushing shit like off as some [I]Locker Room Banter With The Lads[/I] when our president says it. I'm not letting people get away with this shit. Pointing out hypocrisy doesn't make me a hypocrite.[/QUOTE] Maybe I should have been more clear, it was more a suggestion to the teacher who seems to be of the holier than thou type. You try to fight against Trump? Then this is not the correct way, why stoop down on his level? You wanna be better than Trump? Then don't act like Trump.
[I] so much for the tolerant left !!!!1!![/I]
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