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Local conservative group should apologize for staffer’s attempt at “humor”

In keeping with the theme in today’s Weekly Briefing and the call therein for less know-it-all commentary, this post will not pontificate at any length about how offensive and troubling the “Random Thought” published today in the “Education Update” newsletter of the John Locke Foundation was. We all make dumb mistakes and have told “jokes” we’d like to have back.   

Let’s just say that the “thought” (which is reproduced below) was and is NOT funny, displays a remarkable level of insensitivity and lack of class and ought to be retracted ASAP.

Random Thought

The most “American” Olympic sport is Modern Pentathlon.  I mean, it sounds like your average summer day in Detroit – swimming, running, riding, shooting pistols, and trying to stab a complete stranger with a sharp object.”

3 Comments


  1. Sean D Sorrentino

    July 31, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    You are right. The swimming, running, shooting, and stabbing complete strangers with sharp objects is definately Detroit (and Chicago, and Philly, and a bunch of other big cities).

    It’s the horseback riding that doesn’t fit.

  2. […] Leftists are apparently unable to deal with humor. In keeping with the theme in today’s Weekly Briefing and the call therein for less know-it-all com… […]

  3. JeffS

    July 31, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Can’t say I agree. Clearly any apology would be a lie.

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