Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Truly blessed by intellectual titans

Is the conservative pundicracy -- your cunning plan Megan McArdle?
...if we drilled it into young people that the correct thing to do is for everyone to instantly run at the guy with the gun, these sorts of mass shootings would be less deadly, because even a guy with a very powerful weapon can be brought down by 8-12 unarmed bodies piling on him at once. Would it work? Would people do it? I have no idea
Yes, teaching children the "CANNON FODDER" strategy...good plan. Gets 'em ready for the next war McArdle's folks dream up. From the comments:


Anonymous said...

After you, Blenderella.

Anonymous said...

Yup! Show us how it's done.

Anonymous said...

Apparently many of the teachers who died DID rush this guy.


Anonymous said...

She wants to drill it into young people something she admits at the end she does not know even if it will work?

"Intellectual titans", indeed.

Anonymous said...

I've got another idea: why don't we bring Wayne LaPierre and the Koch brothers ot the scene of the crime and use THEM as human shields!

And if it turns out we were too late to avert tragedy, then fuck it, we'll just go ahead shoot 'em anyway.

I admit my idea is kinda stupid, but who gives a shit? It'll work just as well as hers, plus it'll be way more fun.

pansypoo said...

no body armor for all?

Montag said...

One can only hope that one by-product of this will be Tina Brown banging her head on her desk until The Daily Beast's credit line is bone-dry.

As long as morons like Brown keep giving this narcissistic dipshit a national forum, we're going to have to hear about what she's droning on about, and that, my friends, is just plain cruel, a cruelty for which both Brown and McArdle deserve to be punished.

Anonymous said...

I volunteer McMegan to attempt this strategy next time there is an active shooter in NYC or wherever the fuck she lives.

Harry R. Sohl said...

a cruelty for which both Brown and McArdle deserve to be punished

I'd like to shoot both those motherfuckers,

but I'd feel bad if I hurt one of the group of 6-year-olds they'd use to wrestle me down.

wolfetone75 said...

I recall a Fire Megan McArdle blog but does anyone here know if there's a Go Fuck Yourself Megan McArdle blog?

wolfetone75 said...

And in case you were wondering if Ms. McArdle left her notorious laziness and disdain for the facts behind at the Atlantic, look no further than this assertion:

"‣ Lanza shot everyone at least three times, according to the medical examiner. If anyone tried to play dead, a commonly recommended strategy, it didn't work."

If McArdle knew how the Intertubes work (or wasn't so shiftless) she'd have at the very least heard about this item, which HuffPo published a full day before McArdle's insane essay: