catholic high school girls in trouble?


by now, unless you are living under a rock, you have heard about the bank heist in ackworth. apparently two young girls (maybe teens, maybe early twenties) held up a bank inside a kroger in ackworth (see ajc here.)

first things first, i really want to know what the note they passed the teller said. perhaps, “like we have a gun, so give us the money. justin timberlake is so hot.”

but i digress. of course this story has now gathered national attention with perhaps some of the more creative headlines coming from the new media.

apart from “kappa kappa gimme your money:hottie bandits strike goergia bank,” which the ajc references but i cannot find, we have “bug eyed bandits sought”, “like this a robbery, you know” and “the bank-robbing pixies of ackworth, georgia.”

i will say that it is times like these that i am glad i am a libertarian and not a liberal. if i were a liberal i would have to spend a bunch of time reflecting on how these stories are only picked up when pretty, young white girls are involved and make a whole bunch of societal conclusions about that. since i am a libertarian i can conveniently ignore all of that and just enjoy the tremendous humor of the whole thing.

by the way, do you think they were inspired by the classic film sugar and spice?

17 Comments so far

  1. tiffany (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 10:40 am

    i think i can safely say that liberals are more curious about why anyone would think “pretty young white girls” *wouldn’t* rob banks.

  2. Seth (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 10:42 am

    *Begin Snark*

    You’re right, James. Now that I’ve reflected upon the fact that all of our news media are owned by giant, multinational corporations with bottom lines to increase ad revenue, I see that attractive young girls have nothing at all to do with what gets editorial coverage. Thanks!

    *End Snark*

    Now that that’s out of the way, I think the idea of robbing a bank with only sunglasses as “disguise” is simultaneously brilliant and stupid.

    Never saw Sugar and Spice.

  3. james (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 11:05 am

    hee hee hee….see isn’t that more fun than a simple link to the article??? you guys are the best.

    as for sugar and spice, i saw it by myself in the mall of georgia theatre. and when i say by myself i mean there was NO ONE in the theatre.

    go figure.

  4. beans (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 11:54 am

    out there in acworth, it’s probably more likely that they are “baptist school girls in trouble”…bored rich girls who get whatever they want looking for a way to entertain themselves. or not. either way, great reference to an awesome movie, maybe their friend, the head cheerleader, is pregnant.

  5. d.ortiz (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 12:39 pm

    Did you just try to make political points by pointing out how stereotypes you disagree with would be using this occasion to make political points?

  6. abby (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 12:40 pm

    Seth – I think you’re right, it’s so stupid it might be brilliant. They look like millions of other 16-24 yr old suburban white girls. The AJC said tips are “pouring” in: “We have gotten tons of calls — from ‘That’s my niece,’ ‘That’s my granddaughter,’ — to ‘I know this person from such and such,’ ” said Officer Wayne Delk, a spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department.”

    Hilarious. First, because who would call in to say that’s their granddaughter?? Second, because what if the worst disguise of all time actually worked??

    And james – “Kappa Kappa Gimme Your Money” was a Drudge headline.

  7. Will (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 12:48 pm

    “A liberal?” Oh, man.

  8. james (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 1:04 pm

    @beans – probably, but any chance to use a kentucky fried movie reference and i’ll take it.

    @david ortiz – nope. i wasn’t making any political point at all. just having a little fun and trying to generate some comments. thanks for obliging.

    @abby – THANKS ;-)

    @will – indeed.

  9. manunderstress (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 1:38 pm

    This is a hot. Almost as hot as the Children of Rockdale County story. Nature vs. Nurture?

  10. ed (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 4:53 pm

    all im sayin is that if i was the teller, and they asked me, I would probably say yea.

  11. jim (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 7:47 pm

    they are so hot they’d be raped first day in prison. i mean seriously raped by those dyke type jail women

  12. Curious (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 8:44 pm

    Jim, do women’s prisons have rape or is that just in the movies?

    Does anyone else think the brunette is the slightly less popular, “I’ll help her with this so she’ll like me” kind of girl?

  13. UPDATE!!!! (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 10:33 pm

    An arrest has been made. Two nineteen year olds and THE TELLER!!! Sweet, a threesome!

  14. d.ortiz (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 11:07 am

    “nope. i wasn’t making any political point at all.”

    What nonsense.

  15. james (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 11:17 am

    if i really wanted to make a political point or “score political points” why would i try to pretend i am not?

    and as you so aptly pointed out if i was trying to score political points, i would be pretty damn bad at it anyway, since my paragraph makes me pretty much make the belief you assume i have self-contradictory.

    if anything i am poking fun at myself and other libertarians for the sometimes (and i am sure others would say often) justified perception that we are indifferent to issues of class, race and gender issues.

    i wear my political beliefs like a loose garment and see no issues with poking a little fun at myself and my political philosophy for its weakness; perceived or real.

  16. George Burdell (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 12:58 pm

    James – I read that the note really said “give us some money…OMG!!!1 we are soooo serious LOL ;)”

  17. d.ortiz (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 4:21 pm

    “if i really wanted to make a political point or “score political points” why would i try to pretend i am not?”

    You seem to think you get a free pass to malign people in passing because you’re just “poking fun.” If you want to say something about two chicks robbing a bank, why can’t you just do that? If you think you can just sneak in a little condescending dig and then pretend it never happened, well that’s pretty cheap, and if I were you, I wouldn’t act so innocent when I got slapped down. You asked for it.

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