Talking Points Memo reports:
A Texas teacher accused of making anti-Muslim slurs and jokes about Ebola infecting President Obama will resign immediately with three months' pay, the Houston Independent School District announced on Thursday.More from the Chronicle:
Angela Box, a third-grade teacher in west Houston, made the remarks on episodes of a local conservative political show "Tommy's Garage," the Houston Chronicle reported.
"Every normal human being in the world knows that goat-fucking Muslims and, oh, boy fucking Muslims, are the evil of the world," Box appears to have said in one of the broadcasts. She also referred to Muslims as "bacon-haters."
The teacher also joked she was hopeful President Obama would catch Ebola. "Can't Ebola just take one for the team and take out Obama?" Box said, according to the paper.
A Twitter account that appears to belong to Box posted the following Thursday morning: "Having The New Black Panthers, The New Black Muslims, and C.A.I.R. attack me might be the greatest compliment I've ever received. #vigilance".TPM and the Chronicle are being cautious about declaring the clips and tweets legitimate, but I'm over at @TheBoxThatRoxx on Twitter and I'll go out on a limb and call it legit. Box doesn't seem cowed at all:
And she's not scrubbing her past remarks -- oh, hell no:
Every word I've ever said on Tommy's Garage. Haters gone hate! https://t.co/ayQ1DiODBo— Angela Box (@TheBoxThatRoxx) December 5, 2014
Watch a few minutes of this. She's a vile human being, but she's got a horrifying star quality. And she's I think she could be a huge media star for the large knuckledragger audience that listens to the crotchety old blowhards of right-wing talk radio and watches the grumps and Botoxed blondes of Fox News. She and her cohorts in this supercut are the Republican base, delivering the raw hate without circumspection.
I predict this clip is going to go viral in Wingnuttistan. If it does, I predict there'll be Angela Box for President pages all over the right-o-sphere soon.
Bonus quote, found in a link at the I Stand with Box Facebook page:
"Yes, I am a very good role model for children I'm a great teacher my students adore me and I adore them," said Box.She'll never teach again, I hope. But since she's from Texas, I bet, at the very least, she can elected to Congress two years from now.