Country Living Series

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Gun control

A reader sent this. It made me chuckle.

Barack Obama, at a recent rural elementary school assembly in West Virginia, asked the audience for total quiet. Then he started to slowly clap his hands once every few seconds, the audience in total silence.

Then he said into the microphone, 'Children, every time I clap my hands together, a child in America dies from gun violence.'

Then little Richard Earl, with a proud West Virginia drawl, pierced the quiet and said: 'Well, dumbass, stop clapping!'


  1. Gotta love it.


  2. Might be funny, but is ripped off from a joke about Bono in Ireland, and it was hunger in Africa. Recycled jokes lose the chuckle value for me.


    He'd wear out his hands if clapped everytime there was a death for medical malpractice or an automobile crash.

  4. Prepared teacherMay 16, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    I remember that joke form Bono too! it is still funny and would be great if it really happened!