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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 [1] 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 [2] 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 [3].  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.”