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2012-02-08 10:56:11 AM
Oh these are too funny! Can we haz a capshun contest?

Image 2: "Too much derp."

Image 7: "OMFG is this guy for real?"

Image 8: "Not bad for a ginger. I'd hit it."
 
2012-02-08 11:01:12 AM
Growing up in NH, I had the opportunity to meet Bob Dole, Bill Clinton, and Mike Dukakis.

Obviously I don't remember this, but family legend has it that when Reagan picked up Baby what_now, I started screaming in anger.

Understanding civics is NOT a bad lesson to teach your child, even if you teach them a message that I personally don't agree with.

I feel privileged that my mother took me to political events when I was a kid
 
2012-02-08 11:37:43 AM
Image 4: "What's that smell?" "It's just Santorum honey."
 
2012-02-08 12:13:07 PM
Barry Bourgeois

With a name like that, you can safely fall asleep at a Republican rally. You know they've got your back.
 
2012-02-08 12:15:36 PM
"Why Did Mom Drag Me Here? Bored Kids at Political Events"

Probably cause you're not old enough to stay home alone and they're at least being responsible enough care for you while doing something they find interesting in their lives...

/...even if they're retarded republics. =)
 
2012-02-08 12:17:48 PM

what_now: Growing up in NH, I had the opportunity to meet Bob Dole, Bill Clinton, and Mike Dukakis.

Obviously I don't remember this, but family legend has it that when Reagan picked up Baby what_now, I started screaming in anger.

Understanding civics is NOT a bad lesson to teach your child, even if you teach them a message that I personally don't agree with.

I feel privileged that my mother took me to political events when I was a kid


Teaching civics and teaching politics are 2 different things. Ideally, there is no "message" when understanding civics. Just facts. That's fine by me. I don't think kids should get roped into politics too early, no matter the ideology. I have a friend who is a first grade teacher and she apparently discusses local and national politics with them, having them support specific candidates, and it drives me insane. Let them be kids for awhile. When they want to learn about politics, let them make up their own minds.

I will say that just taking kids to an event for historical purposes... is kind of a grey area. I can see the appeal of it.
 
2012-02-08 12:17:49 PM
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"Monica Lewinsky? Are you farking kidding me?!?!"
 
2012-02-08 12:17:53 PM
Ten identical pictures? Site partially farked?
 
2012-02-08 12:17:55 PM
Those are great, but I think they are all battling for second place behind #9.

I can see #5 getting turned into an OMG THIEF IN CHIEF FARTBALROGG IMPRISONS CHILDREN!1!!! rallying cry.
 
2012-02-08 12:19:40 PM
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"Moon base? Did he just say moon base?!? WTF!"
 
2012-02-08 12:24:28 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: [s3.amazonaws.com image 600x450]
"Is she getting ready for me?"


/I'll just have a seat over here.


I was gonna go the, Calista must be teaching her well route.
 
2012-02-08 12:31:07 PM
Every time I hear the phrase "take our country back" I feel like smacking someone in the face. As we were tirelessly reminded during the Bush years, "elections have consequences".

Yes, they do indeed. Now shut up and accept the consequences of the last election.
 
2012-02-08 12:32:32 PM

theknuckler_33: [s3.amazonaws.com image 401x450]
"Monica Lewinsky? Are you farking kidding me?!?!"


Is that Gordie LeChance?
 
2012-02-08 12:34:08 PM
Pictures of kids at political events?

i102.photobucket.com

This one's still the best.
 
2012-02-08 12:41:52 PM
The more kids the fundies shiat out, the faster atheism grows.
 
2012-02-08 12:43:09 PM

Guidette Frankentits: The more kids the fundies shiat out, the faster atheism grows.


and gays =D
 
2012-02-08 12:53:45 PM

what_now: I feel privileged that my mother took me to political events when I was a kid


I think I got the same education by being taken to the laundromat as a kid. You know, the one with one arcade game and one pop/candy vending machine and you get 1 dollar to last 5 hours?

Well. It seemed similar to me anyhow. :)
 
2012-02-08 12:55:13 PM

kittyhas1000legs: Ten identical pictures? Site partially farked?


I had to go up and click on "view all" at least 3 times to move to the next photo.
 
2012-02-08 12:57:44 PM

Guidette Frankentits: The more kids the fundies shiat out, the faster atheism grows.


Someone quoted a number that if the trend holds, 50% of today's kids will be deconverted from their fundamentalism by the time they hit 25.

I'm sure I screwed up something there, but that is a staggering shift if true.
 
2012-02-08 01:02:18 PM
The captions here are much better than Slate's. "Where are the power trucks"? Seriously?
 
2012-02-08 01:07:32 PM

meat0918: Guidette Frankentits: The more kids the fundies shiat out, the faster atheism grows.

Someone quoted a number that if the trend holds, 50% of today's kids will be deconverted from their fundamentalism by the time they hit 25.

I'm sure I screwed up something there, but that is a staggering shift if true.


Sounds about right. By that time you should've had your first pregnancy scare.
 
2012-02-08 01:12:31 PM
"And on my right, I'd like to introduce my next wife"

img43.imageshack.us
 
2012-02-08 01:14:20 PM
The photographer better be careful or he/she will be arrested as a pedophile.

You can get arrested these days for taking pictures at the park. Of your own kid.
 
2012-02-08 01:18:48 PM

Car_Ramrod: what_now: Growing up in NH, I had the opportunity to meet Bob Dole, Bill Clinton, and Mike Dukakis.

Obviously I don't remember this, but family legend has it that when Reagan picked up Baby what_now, I started screaming in anger.

Understanding civics is NOT a bad lesson to teach your child, even if you teach them a message that I personally don't agree with.

I feel privileged that my mother took me to political events when I was a kid

Teaching civics and teaching politics are 2 different things. Ideally, there is no "message" when understanding civics. Just facts. That's fine by me. I don't think kids should get roped into politics too early, no matter the ideology. I have a friend who is a first grade teacher and she apparently discusses local and national politics with them, having them support specific candidates, and it drives me insane. Let them be kids for awhile. When they want to learn about politics, let them make up their own minds.

I will say that just taking kids to an event for historical purposes... is kind of a grey area. I can see the appeal of it.


Obama came to my town of Leesburg, Va (a town so southern and old that it was RE-named for Robert E. Lee's GRANDFATHER after the revolutionary war) and I do recall the elderly black gentleman who put his grand-daughter on his shoulder so she could see better and told her, "You remember to tell YOUR grandchildren that you were here today, and that your granddaddy lived to see this day, cause I sure thought I never would" so Sometimes i can see the appeal of bringing the kids...
 
2012-02-08 01:20:12 PM
Not a political event in the U.S. but still with a kid who'd rather be somewhere else ...
www.strangecosmos.com
 
2012-02-08 01:29:32 PM

Mentat: Santorum honey


I just vomited a little bit after reading that.
 
2012-02-08 01:54:32 PM
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Too funny... That's the look I usually have listening to that Poison Dwarf, too.
 
2012-02-08 02:08:56 PM
My mom was a delegate to the Florida Republican straw poll in '96. My younger siblings and I got brought along to all of the invitation-only campaign stops that she got invited to, on the grounds that it was "educational," which it certainly was. It turned me into a cynic about the political process before I was even old enough to vote.

There was a great picture that ran in the local paper of my younger brother shaking hands with Bob Dole as I'm looking on.
 
2012-02-08 02:27:18 PM

Hershey Highway Patrol: "And on my right, I'd like to introduce my next wife"

[img43.imageshack.us image 600x450]


i.imgur.com
 
2012-02-08 02:28:31 PM
In 2008 I thought about bringing my little one to the giant Obama gathering in Portland since I only lived a few blocks away.
Then I remembered kids get bored, tired, hungry, & often don't tell you they have to go to the bathroom until the need to go is Right Now. The crowd ended up being freaking enormous and I'm sure my kid would've been miserable.

I think the historical significance of a woman or black man running for president was a bit lost on him anyhow. He didn't understand why anyone would have a problem with someone because of race or gender. Tried explaining, but he mostly thought I was talking crazy.
 
2012-02-08 02:32:53 PM

what_now: Growing up in NH, I had the opportunity to meet Bob Dole, Bill Clinton, and Mike Dukakis.

Obviously I don't remember this, but family legend has it that when Reagan picked up Baby what_now, I started screaming in anger.

Understanding civics is NOT a bad lesson to teach your child, even if you teach them a message that I personally don't agree with.

I feel privileged that my mother took me to political events when I was a kid


Agreed, completely (most awesome field trip of high school? We went to both Obama and Palin's respective rallies), but you have to wait until they're old enough to understand it.

Otherwise, get a babysitter.
 
2012-02-08 02:33:02 PM
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Caption: "Lucifer inhabited Castiel's meatsuit and took me to a Newt Gingrich rally."
 
2012-02-08 02:45:42 PM
i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-08 03:05:03 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Guidette Frankentits: The more kids the fundies shiat out, the faster atheism grows.

and gays =D


Yes and gays
 
2012-02-08 03:12:23 PM

penthesilea: In 2008 I thought about bringing my little one to the giant Obama gathering in Portland since I only lived a few blocks away.
Then I remembered kids get bored, tired, hungry, & often don't tell you they have to go to the bathroom until the need to go is Right Now. The crowd ended up being freaking enormous and I'm sure my kid would've been miserable.

I think the historical significance of a woman or black man running for president was a bit lost on him anyhow. He didn't understand why anyone would have a problem with someone because of race or gender. Tried explaining, but he mostly thought I was talking crazy.


That reminds me, I'd completely forgotten about how when I was 12 I went to a Bush/Quayle rally to see Dan Quayle since he was the vice president and all, made the mistake of wearing jeans on a day that ended up getting quite hot, and wound up fainting from the heat. Everybody let me go up to the front of the crowd so I could get air, and I wound up getting to shake Quayle's hand, which was kind of cool even though I now think he's kind of an idiot.
 
2012-02-08 03:15:30 PM
I went to see GHW Bush in his re-election campaign, I was about nine years old. The heat and the crowd ended up making me puke all over the floor about fifteen minutes before he showed up.

/CSB
//Of course, he did the same thing in Japan...
 
2012-02-08 03:24:45 PM

Educated_Comedian: I went to see GHW Bush in his re-election campaign, I was about nine years old. The heat and the crowd ended up making me puke all over the floor about fifteen minutes before he showed up.

/CSB
//Of course, he did the same thing in Japan...


i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-08 03:30:31 PM

what_now: Growing up in NH, I had the opportunity to meet Bob Dole, Bill Clinton, and Mike Dukakis.

Obviously I don't remember this, but family legend has it that when Reagan picked up Baby what_now, I started screaming in anger.

Understanding civics is NOT a bad lesson to teach your child, even if you teach them a message that I personally don't agree with.

I feel privileged that my mother took me to political events when I was a kid


I never went to any rallies but I was involved in a photo op for President Bush (Senior) during preschool. I called him a girl on national tv. I don't remember much since I was a wee little lad but I apparently met the first lady who stopped by my class (While president Bush was in another class) and she came up to speak to me and I asked her where her wife was. Being a child everyone thought it was the cutiest thing EVAR.
 
2012-02-08 04:06:56 PM
I am surprised this one didn't make the slideshow

i28.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-08 04:15:41 PM

cc_rider: I am surprised this one didn't make the slideshow

[i28.photobucket.com image 640x426]


It's a little bit scary that the first thing that came to my mind when I saw that pic was "Jim Jones."
 
2012-02-08 04:29:18 PM

cc_rider: I am surprised this one didn't make the slideshow

[i28.photobucket.com image 640x426]


What's he doing in front of all those blahs...
 
2012-02-08 04:46:25 PM

LittleSmitty: Every time I hear the phrase "take our country back" I feel like smacking someone in the face. As we were tirelessly reminded during the Bush years, "elections have consequences".

Yes, they do indeed. Now shut up and accept the consequences of the last election.


This.

Every time I see one of those "Take Back America" bumper stickers, I want to ask that person, "Who, specifically do you want to take America back from? I didn't know we had lost it?"

But then I remind myself that nothing I say will ever matter to these myopic troglodytes. They will continue getting all their news from Fox, while shiatting themselves with glee every time someone remarks about how cool their new truck nuts are.
 
2012-02-08 06:39:24 PM

cc_rider: I am surprised this one didn't make the slideshow

[i28.photobucket.com image 640x426]


they've got the Santorum vapors.
 
2012-02-08 06:54:50 PM
This is a glorious thread, guys!

Too funny.

/+1s all around.
//#9 takes the cake.
 
2012-02-08 07:18:28 PM
i102.photobucket.com
I'm SOOO looking forward to seeing the updated version of this pic a few months from now. I wonder if they got her a new type of "creepy Texas Polygamist Cult" dress to wear of just let out the old one?

And Harry Potter should have graduated from Hogwarts by now.
 
2012-02-08 07:40:33 PM

dameron: [s3.amazonaws.com image 600x450]

Caption: "Lucifer inhabited Castiel's meatsuit and took me to a Newt Gingrich rally."


Claire Novak? Jimmy's daughter? That poor girl.
 
2012-02-08 08:45:16 PM

dameron: [s3.amazonaws.com image 600x450]

Caption: "Lucifer inhabited Castiel's meatsuit and took me to a Newt Gingrich rally."


Is the fat guy behind the girl crying?
 
2012-02-08 08:58:03 PM

cc_rider: I am surprised this one didn't make the slideshow

[i28.photobucket.com image 640x426]


The two ladies in the top left seem to be cracking up and trying really hard to contain a burst into a loud laugh for perhaps something stupid Santorum may have said.
 
2012-02-08 09:13:13 PM
Every time I see that Santorum family pic I try to imagine what each of them are thinking.

Rick: When I'm elected president I will round up all the homo-gays and put them in Gitmo. Mmmmm homo-gays....

Wife: Oh jeez, there he goes, raving about the gays. Now he's going to make me peg him with that huge black strap-on tonight.

Oldest Daughter: Crap. Dad's going on about the gays again. Now I have to listen to Mom peg him with that giant black strap-on... I wish my room was on the other side of the house.

Son: Dad's going on about the homos again. That means.. Oh CRAP, I forgot to put the giant black strap-on back in Moms top drawer!

Youngest Daughter: THIS is why the kids at school tease me all the time. You suck Dad!
 
2012-02-08 09:28:44 PM

TV's Vinnie: I'm SOOO looking forward to seeing the updated version of this pic a few months from now. I wonder if they got her a new type of "creepy Texas Polygamist Cult" dress to wear of just let out the old one?

And Harry Potter should have graduated from Hogwarts by now.



They have pics of the kids now on his campaign, if you look around. The oldest daughter has turned into quite the naughty catholic minx. I bet she's a "technical" virgin if you get my meaning, and I think you do.
 
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