Boner of the Day

Boner (Round Two) for September 20th, 2017

Boner Candidate #1: I WAS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO STAY OUT OF THE STREET.

State Rep. Lynne DiSanto, R-Box Elder, was criticized by the state Democratic Party and others Tuesday and lost her position at a real estate firm after she made a post to Facebook that joked about striking protesters with a vehicle. The post consisted of a drawing of an SUV mowing down stick-figure people, plus three lines of text: “All Lives Splatter,” “Nobody cares about your protest” and “Keep your (expletive) out of the road.” The drawing and text appeared to be a so-called “meme” — an item that is copied and spread by numerous internet users. Above the meme, DiSanto wrote her own comment: “I think this is a movement we can all support.” She added the hashtag “all lives splatter” — a play on the slogan “All Lives Matter,” which arose in response to the Black Lives Matter movement — to make the post appear with other similar posts on Facebook.

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Boner Candidate #2: MAYBE IF I’M EMPLOYED THE COURT WILL GO EASY ON ME.

Massachusetts State Police said the man they arrested Tuesday was in a hurry to get away from them–but not such a hurry that he couldn’t stop to check if a local business was hiring. State Police said they were involved in a car chase with Jose Jimenez, 26 of Lawrence, and that the chase ended after he ditched the car and ran inside Osprey Wireless in Westwood. An Osprey employee told WBZ-TV Jiminez ran inside and asked to fill out a job application. “He was as cool as a cucumber,” recalled employee Jeff Maron.  Jimenez was wanted for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after State Police said he fled a motor vehicle stop in Brockton last Thursday, running over a trooper’s foot with his green 1999 Toyota Camry in the process. Troopers spotted him Tuesday driving on Route 93 northbound around 11:20 a.m.. They chased him down Route 93 south and onto Route 95/128 north until he got off at the University Avenue exit.

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Boner Candidate #3: I’LL WELCOME THEM WITH REMINDERS OF HOME

A university president has apologized after hosting a dinner for African-American students that included cotton stalks as table centerpieces. Randy Lowry, the president of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, invited the students to his home for dinner on Thursday to discuss their experiences at the school. What transpired will hopefully be a teachable moment for university leaders moving forward. Deion Sims, a student who attended the dinner at Lowry’s home, was taken aback by aspects of the event he considered tone-deaf. “I think the most offensive thing was the cotton centerpieces,” he told local station WKRN TV. The menu also left a bad taste in students’ mouths, as it seemed to pander to stereotypes of what is considered African-American cuisine. “At the dinner, we had heard previously from Latino students [that they were served] fajitas and then when we got there, it was collard greens, cornbread and ribs and such,” Sims said.

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