The stupidest thing I’ve ever heard

How’s that for a dramatic statement since we live in the land of stupid. As the Veep would say, I mean that literally, not figuratively.It comes via Jillian Rayfield at Salon:

Incoming state Rep. Kyle Kacal, R-Texas, will not support any gun
control measures in Texas because people need their guns “to be safe,”
and, besides, “ping-pongs are more dangerous than guns.”

“People know what they need to do to be safe. We don’t need to legislate that — it’s common sense,” Kacal said, according to the Eagle. “Once everyone’s gun is locked up, then the bad guys know everyone’s gun is locked up.”

“I’ve
heard of people being killed playing ping-pong — ping-pongs are more
dangerous than guns,” he added. “Flat-screen TVs are injuring more kids
today than anything.”

Ping pongs? First of it’s ping pong but, dude, you are a fucking moron who is even stupider than Palin, Bachmann or Louis Fucking Gohmert. Mega-stupid, uber-stupid, just plain stupid.

That is all.

9 thoughts on “The stupidest thing I’ve ever heard

  1. montag says:

    Kacal is a 1992 graduate of A&M, with a degree in political science. His resume describes him as a rancher, but, in fact, he’s a dude rancher:
    http://www.tonkaway.com/index.php?page=corporateEvents
    A lot of his planned events involve, uh, guns and shooting, so, maybe, he’s got an economic bias in saying really stupid shit.
    Funny how that works.

  2. Maplestreet says:

    I thought ping pong was a slang name for the game based on the sound of Table Tennis. So right away he needs to clarify ping pong ball or ping pong paddle or ping pong table.
    In some ways I want to complement him on noticing the long-running flaw in NRA logic: To keep a firearm safely it should be kept seperate from the ammo and with a trigger lock in place. However, these measures prevent ready access to your firearm as a weapon.
    So the choice is yours – keep the firearm safely or keep it loaded so your kids can play with it while you’re out of the house.

  3. Maplestreet says:

    BTW – NRA announced it would unveil a plan in the next couple of days on preventing school shootings.
    Anybody heard anything but crickets chirping >?

  4. Jo says:

    This is all just a smoke-screen to keep us from really addressing the issue.
    In Texas, the state Board of Education (maybe that should be Bored of Education?) doesn’t believe Teachers are smart enough to design curriculum for their classrooms all by themselves and they cannot keep pedophiles out of the schools, but trust that they can arm teachers and not one of those teachers will ever, ever, ever, lose it and go gunnin’ for the students/faculty/administration/parents that drove them ’round the bend OR they can be assured that all weapons will be kept safely out of inquisitive (and ingenious) student hands.
    Yeah right. I’m glad I no longer have children in school here.

  5. frazer says:

    Because no one ever, ever fails to display common sense. I feel so much safer now I’ve realized that.

  6. gratuitous says:

    An interesting theory, Mr. Kacal, but I disagree with it. I propose an experiment to test it: You get your deadliest ping pong, I’ll get a Bushmaster .223. Standing back to back, we’ll walk off five paces, turn, and each do our best to kill the other. Last man standing has the most dangerous weapon.
    Whaddya say?
    If this man was any dumber, he’d have to be watered twice a day.

  7. Mitch says:

    I Googled “ping pong death.” Not much there, but I did find this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eatbcZnRfO0. But no statistics on the prevalence of death by ping pongs, and nothing about using ping pong balls or rackets to kill dozens of people in malls or schools.

  8. MapleStreet says:

    So, are Mr Moose and Mr Greenjeans having Captain Kangaroo arrested for attempted murder?

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