Unreal: Missouri Republican Appropriates $8 To Buy “Tin Foil Hats” for Common Core Opponents
I was just doing a search on Twitter for tweets related to yesterday’s anti-Common Core rally at the Missouri state capitol when I saw this tweet from Collin Reischman:
– Collin Reischman (@Collin_MOTimes) February 19, 2014
At first I was like:
Then I saw this one from Ely Yokley:
– Eli Yokley (@eyokley) February 19, 2014
And right after that, a story from the Columbia Daily Tribune:
The House Appropriations — Education Committee cut deeply today into Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposals for public schools and higher education, slashing his planned increases by more than $200 million.
But committee Chairman Mike Lair, R-Chillicothe, found $8 to address a pressing problem. The money is to be used “for two rolls of high density aluminum to create headgear designed to deflect drone and/or black helicopter mind reading and control technology.”
On the summary sheet handed out to lawmakers, the money is slated for “tin foil hats” and was tied to an amendment removing language barring the state from accepting federal grants to implement Common Core standards for public schools.
It gets worse:
“Basically, when you deal with conspiracy theorists, you do logic first,” Lair told the committee, noting that he has filed bills to limit how student data is shared and blocking the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from mandating curriculum or textbooks to local schools.
“If you can’t deal with folks with logic, you use humor,” he said. “This is to stop all the problems from the black helicopters and drones. This is high density foil.”
Oh, if we could only all be a wise as Rep. Mike Lair.
Speaking of Rep. Mike Lair, here’s his contact info:
|Address:||MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
|Legislative Assistant:||Gregg Pfister|
Let him know what you think about his sense of humor.
Cross posted on The Missouri Torch.
Duane Lester is co-founder of All American Blogger, and the primary writer. Following graduation, Duane entered the United States Navy as a journalist. He spent five years touring the world, reporting on local news and sports. Following his enlistment, Duane spent almost 10 years working with adjudicated youth in residential treatment environments. Duane discovered politics after September 11. He credits Erich "Mancow" Muller for opening his eyes to his conservative beliefs. Since then, Duane has devoured books and literature on politics, reading everything he can from Adam Smith to Larry Elder to Thomas Sowell. He refers to his style of politics as "conserva-tarian", a mixture of conservative and libertarian beliefs.