Greg Abbott's Awful "Gun 'n' Bible" Ad Gets an F in Grammar

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What was that old Warren Zevon song? "Send Bibles, Guns and Grammar"?

No? Well, that or something along the lines of it should be sent to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who caused a few jaws to drop with an ad he put on his Facebook page.

The ad is mostly evidence that today's Web allows anyone to put together a seemingly professional-looking ad at little cost, thus allowing even the silliest of political sentiments to be spread.

Among them: Abbott's ad, which features a pistol and a Bible. The gun looks like it's about to plug the Bible a new hole or two in The Book of Job, but we're sure that wasn't Abbott's intent.

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You'll spend detention diagramming sentences, Abbott.
Instead the message he wants to spread is "Two Things Every American Should Know How to Use," printed above the gun and Bible, and "Neither of Which Are Taught in Schools," printed below it. (And by the way, if there isn't a steakhouse, or town, or even a church in Texas named "Gun and Bible," that needs to be remedied posthaste.)

As we're sure everyone knows and is chuckling about right now, the ad is grammatically incorrect and should read, "Keep Bibles and Guns Out of Schools."

Ha ha!

No, it should read, "Neither of Which Is Taught in Schools."

See what happens when you substitute English classes for Bible Study?

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bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

Does this creep honestly not know about the JrROTC clubs that many high schools have - which, among other things, teaches students how to use guns.

Or is he just pretending to be an idiot in order to appease the Tea Party?

Everrett
Everrett

As W once said in a debate: "We ought to make the pie higher".

I think the GA would agree in this case of grammar.

Anse
Anse

It is a commonly repeated lie that Bibles are not allowed in schools. Unfortunately pointing this out to these dopes has not succeeded in cracking through their echo chamber. 

Thenonymous
Thenonymous

A kid can't open a bible or fire a gun with boxing gloves on!

Support the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

jack.hughes
jack.hughes

When Abbot is pandering to the rubes that shamelessly it can only mean he will be running for governor.

Dale Hanson II
Dale Hanson II

A typical parrott liberal response from Houston Press, pointing out spelling and grammar mistakes instead simply reporting. You Suck.

Victor Del Rio
Victor Del Rio

Honorable Greg Abbott is simply stating cleverly worded facts - you should, as in "have the skill", know how to use a gun and Bible (or religious book) both of which are not taught in school.

Danny Noman
Danny Noman

But weapons and religion go together so well!

Sallie O'Malley
Sallie O'Malley

"See what happens when you substitute English classes for Bible Study?"

Tony Gutierrez
Tony Gutierrez

They keep Texas stupid so they can stay in power

carriebwc
carriebwc

How would you teach "gun" in school?  Wouldn't you have to teach "how to use a gun."  What a disaster.

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

The Press reported on laughably bad spelling and grammar mistakes in a politician's cheap pandering stunt. I suggest FauxNews, DHII. That's more your speed.

Thenonymous
Thenonymous

@Dale Hanson II YEAH! How dare they point out stupidity on the part of our most powerful elected officials?

Be thankful that no one has taken a red pen to that jumble of grunts you just plopped out. 

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