Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

And the Terrorists Have Won

Now all you have to do is send an e-mail, and the second largest school system in the country will close, keeping 650,000 children home. If you think that's ridiculous, you have forgotten about the world's second most ridiculous human, Chris Christie, who said this in the "debate."

"The second largest school district in America in Los Angeles closed based on a threat. Think about the effect that that is going to have on those children," Christie said during his opening statement at the fifth Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas. "When they go back to school tomorrow wondering, filled with anxiety about whether they're really going to be safe. Think about the mothers who will take those children tomorrow morning to the bus stop, wondering whether their children will arrive back on that bus safe and sound." The governor then suggested the Obama administration was to blame for failing to address the threat.
Uh, governor, it was a hoax, by somebody who doesn't even know how to make a convincing impression of a Muslim. But basic logic and obvious facts are irrelevant to Republican voters, so he'll probably get a bounce in the polls.

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