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0821, 27 Apr 20

Teacher Tells Kids that She Hopes they Die

If there is one thing that this pandemic has shown us, it is who the bullies and totalitarians are in our society. When this is all over, I’m going to remember who stood up for freedom and who didn’t. I hope you do too.

A New Jersey math teacher is under fire after she told a group of teenagers playing football to ‘die a long, painful death’ from coronavirus.

The Steinert High School staffer, identified by The Trentonian as Nicole Griggs, became enraged at students last Thursday after they apparently flouted the state’s stay-at-home orders.

Cell phone footage of the incident shows Griggs standing behind a chain link fence at a local park as she screamed at the teenagers.

‘Am I screaming loud enough that you can hear me over her music? ‘Parks closed. You will get arrested if the cops come.” Griggs said.

After one boy asked if the group can move to a nearby location, Griggs began to unabashedly scold the group.

‘Parks closed. The whole area. Get it through your thick head,’ she yelled.

‘You are the reason we are in this situation. You are the problem, not the solution.’

Griggs then said she doesn’t care that the teenagers are recording the exchange and encouraged them to share it on social media.

‘Go ahead keep recording. Who are you going to show it to? Post me on social media. You’re the idiot doing the wrong thing.

‘I’m just trying to save your a** and save your life. But die, OK. I hope both of you get the coronavirus. I hope you both die a long, painful death.’


0821, 27 April 2020


  1. Mark Hoefert

    Her name should be “Karen”.  She will be “Karen of the Week” on the internet.  Definitely fits the profile: “Karen is a mocking slang term for an entitled, obnoxious, middle-aged white woman.”  Not sure about the middle-aged thing, but everything else fits.

  2. jjf

    Who are “the bullies and totalitarians” in our society?

    You say it’s the teachers, because one person who happened to be a teacher lost their cool?

    Who brings their AR to a protest and why?  Intimidation, right?

  3. Kevin Scheunemann

    Sounds like a crazy liberal zealot.

    I’d love to ask her, “When you say you hope they die, you are acknowledging health care is NOT a right?”

    That answer would be precious.

  4. Merlin

    Well, at least Karen is being consistent.

    Somebody ought to take those poor boys aside and explain to them the liberal preference for termination of inconvenient life.

    Never be perceived as inconvenient life, son. Not early, not late.

  5. Jason

    >You say it’s the teachers, because one person who happened to be a teacher lost their cool?


    Hey, go ahead and quote where Owen said it’s the teachers.   We will wait.  And don’t try to spin it down as “It’s implied” because it’s not.  Go ahead and take your time Jealous Johnny, we will be here for a while on this one.

  6. Mark Hoefert

    Who are “the bullies and totalitarians” in our society?
    You say it’s the teachers, because one person who happened to be a teacher lost their cool?
    Watch this space – I am sure Owen will cast a wider net than that.

  7. Kevin Scheunemann


    “Lost their cool”….hilarious!

    That is careful, calculated, seething, liberal disdain.

  8. Mar

    “Who brings their AR to a protest and why?  Intimidation, right?”
    Umm, to whom were they intimidating? Fellow protestors?
    Fellow protesters who are demanding the government stop taking rights away from their citizens.
    Do you have proof anyone was intimidated?

  9. Merlin

    From the video it appears Karen was policing her neighborhood sans mask, gown, and gloves… intentionally spewing potential Corona airborne droplets in the general vicinity of minors. Yessir, leading by example.

    Go home, Karen. You’re drunk.

  10. Jason

    >Do you have proof anyone was intimidated?

    Jealous Johnny was intimidated from his basement futon. Isn’t that enough to remove someone else’s rights? After all Jealous Johnny thinks that a human has no rights up until that magical magical when it passes the vaginal lips.

  11. jjf

    Jason, you’re not making much sense.  Look at the headline here.  Why is her profession really relevant?  She’s not on the job.

    Mar, why do you think people bring their AR and tacti-cool to a protest?

  12. Mar

    I guess, jjf, you don’t want to answer my question you know you will be shown to be wrong again.
    Why bring the guns? Because they can
    It shows these protestors have rights.
    Did the protestors point them at anybody? Did they threaten anyone?
    Who felt threatened?
    But I am sure you will somehow twist it so you blame the protestors for the mass shooting in Milwaukee this morning.

  13. jjf

    Mar, it’s not “because they can.”  There’s very few who do that all day every day “because they can.”  It’s a show of force.  Yeah, “because they can.”  It’s an exercise in privilege.

  14. Mar

    So, I guess you just admitted you were wrong. They did it for privilege instead of intimidation.

  15. jjf

    Mar, what’s next, you call me a liar?

    It’s all an act.  What’s the connection between the right to carry and the lockdown?  Meh – next to nothing.

    What’s the connection between all the gear and the lockdown?  Meh – even less.

    Again I ask, who are “the bullies and totalitarians” in our society?

    You think it’s an off-duty teacher who yells at some teens in a park.

    Oh, it’s not a First Amendment issue that allows us to say shirt in public…  but let’s defend ARs at the Capitol because the lockdown is a Second Amendment issue.

  16. Mar

    “Again I ask, who are “the bullies and totalitarians” in our society?”
    Start with Governor Evers.

  17. jjf

    And we can add all the Republican governors and Trump too, right?  Because they’re all doing pretty much the same thing.  Sure, there’s differences.  But totalitarianism is totalitarianism, right?

  18. Mar

    President Trump didn’t order any state to shut down, he can make recommendations.
    And most GOP governors and some Dem governors are starting things going again.
    Evers is going against what the recommendations say. Does he know what is going to happen 5 weeks? Oh right, science.
    The science that has been wrong.
    The difference between only book smart and not smart in how the real world works.

  19. jjf

    Oh, but he said “The authority is total, and that’s the way it’s got to be.”

    You think he’s not eager?

    Here we go again with the real world smart versus book smart.  Let me guess.  You’re real world smart.  And real world smart is always superior over book smart, and never the twain shall meet.  If you’re book smart, you can’t be real world smart, right?  No one can be both!  It’s common sense.  Just ask the guy down at the end of the bar!

  20. Mar

    jjf, I spent 20 years in education and have been around educators for a little longer than that.
    Yes, if a person goes from high school right to college right back to the classroom, they lack the perspective of the real world. These educators expect parents to pick up their kids immediately if the kid is sick, even if the parent is working. Or attend parent-teacher conferences during the school day.
    In my experience, if your only experience is the classroom or being an administrator, you do lack petspective.
    You are supposedly good with computers.
    Can you expect an Amish person to understand computers like you?

  21. Mar

    And as as your question if he is eager to end the lockdown, I think it is pretty obvious he is not, if you read what he wrote to the legislator. He was coming up with excuses not to and still saying absurd that hospitals could be overrun. Only a total fool believes that now.
    And Evers is a total fool.

  22. jjf

    Mar, what are you talking about?  Book smart?  That ain’t good for nothing.  What you really need is some real-world experience.  Your twenty years in education probably ruined your brain.

    See how silly that sounds?

    Working in a classroom doesn’t remove you from “the real world.”  You still go home every night, you still see the experience of everyone you know, you even get more exposure to a wider variety of people in different circumstances if you were truly interested in your student’s lives.  And then there’s continuing education.

    Your “real world” exemption on knowledge is just a crutch to criticize anyone who might seem to be more highly educated than you, but especially more likely to be the case if they disagree with you.

  23. Mar

    brilliant?, did you even read what Governors Evers wrote?
    Of course not.
    Not once, not 1 time, did Evers ever mentioned the people out of work? Did he ever say he felt sorry for them? Did he mention anything about the people are having financial, mental health or any other problems people have suffered from the lockdown?
    So yeah, book smart, but also a sociopath.

  24. Mar

    Pat, I was in Phoenix during the rally. Watched the news, listened to talk radio, including the local NPR station. Talked to people who were at the rally.
    That story is greatly enhanced.

  25. Pat

    Is it a lie? Or just enhanced?

  26. jjf

    Uh oh, Mar’s going to start suffering cognitive dissonance when he realizes that Trump hasn’t shown much empathy for anyone, ever.

  27. Mar

    Pat. Enhanced.

  28. Mar

    There you jjf, speaking out your butt hole again.
    I realize it pains you to actually listen to President Trump. I know your ears will fall off, your eyes will bug out, your head will slowly melt away and you will transform into a quivering bowl of jello. I actually understand that.
    But if you ever did listen to Trump’s speeches. Be it at rallies or in press conferences, he actually praises the front line workers, union guys, health care workers, small and large business owners. He relates to the common man, even though he is not one.
    But keep on those uneducated thoughts.

  29. jjf

    Oh Mar, you’d be so proud.

    Planning protest to #ReOpenAmerica? EVERYONE wear scrubs & masks – the media doesn’t care if you are really in healthcare or not – it’s the “message” that matters!

  30. Mar

    She’s actually my dentist.
    And so what, you don’t the left don’t play tricks when they hold protests?
    Seriously, The New York Times? Really?

  31. jjf

    “So what,” he said.

  32. Mar


  33. Le Roi du Nord


    Are you saying Kelli Ward is your dentist?

  34. Mar

    I made a mistake. I thought she was but a different female state legislator is my dentist.
    They all look alike.

  35. Le Roi du Nord

    Wow, mar admitted a mistake.  Or should we follow his lead and call him a chronic liar?

    But had to make a sexist crack to salve his shame.

  36. Mar

    Unlike you, Le Roi and Pat and jjf, I have the honesty and integrity to admit when I am wrong.
    You should try it sometime.
    Otherwise, keep looking like the fool you are.
    Sexist? How so? Don’t many politicians look the same? Strange hair, big, fake smiles, expensive clothes and talk BS?

  37. Pat

    Still waiting for Mar to produce the specific lie that originated from me.

  38. Le Roi du Nord


    So you are saying that ward and your dentist look alike? For someone as highly educated, worldly, and experienced as you, one would think you could tell the difference between a blond and a brunette. Or did you make that all up?

  39. jjf

    Honesty, integrity, and “all women look alike.”

    Care to show us a picture of both?

  40. Mar

    I swear you three are so dumb that you when you were driving to Disneyland you saw a sign that said “Disneyland Left” so you turned around and went home.

  41. Le Roi du Nord


    mar is making stuff up again, gotta make his quota for his masters.

  42. Mar

    Well, Le Roi, I realize you are beyond help with honesty and intellect.
    But my masters say that I should have told you that you are a complete idiot with very few redeeming values, but I decided not say that.

  43. jjf

    Mar, show us a pic of both!

    When I was at Disneyland I noticed that they named parking lots after only six of the Seven Dwarfs.

    They didn’t name one after Doc because that’s where you park the boats.

  44. Mar

    When they allow pictures here, I might.
    But you are smart, or at least you say you are, look it up. Not that hard.

  45. Pat


  46. Pat

    What was the lie, Mar? Or was it an enhancement?

  47. Mar

    Pat, I’ve told you many times.
    But if you wish to keep on bearing false witness, keep on going.
    But that’s up to you.

  48. Le Roi du Nord


    I found pictures of both in less than a minute. If you can confuse them you need glasses.

  49. Pat

    Mar, I’ll point out a specific lie originating from you. You said Puppet Masters are telling me what to say. That would be a specific lie thats origin came directly from you.

    Man up and produce the lie, which origin specifically came from me. All I did was state what someone observed. You don’t agree with what that individual observed. That in itself doesn’t make me a liar.

  50. jjf

    Random teachers misbehaving are the bullies and totalitarians, but when Trump does it, it’s just locker room talk, just bravado, and the real people know what he means.

  51. Le Roi du Nord


    Based on his/her track record mar is the last person to call others liars. Yet we get called uneducated. Amazing hubris.

  52. Mar

    Pat and Le Roi, those special education classes you took didn’t do you much good, did they?

  53. Mar

    In all seriousness, it really is to bad that Le Roi and Pat are such hateful people, not to mention not very smart.
    You two cannot handle a simple debate, so you lie, misrepresent what people have said and if that doesn’t work, attack the people.
    Why so much hate in your life, who knows.

  54. Pat

    Marbles, what was the lie, what did I misrepresent, and what was the attack? Who do I hate?

  55. Le Roi du Nord

    Sorry mar, but I don’t hate anybody, not even a highly educated liar like you.

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