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Old 07-06-10, 06:13 PM
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Children, politics, and Obama's interesting abilities

I've mentioned this in the past, but I'm rather careful about "talking politics" around my 3 year old son. During the election, I'd routinely sit down with my son and show pictures in the news and it wasn't long before he could point out who John McCain and Barack Obama were. He'd point them out in anything we were reading, on a news site, around town etc. Cute stuff, people always got a kick out of it. The punk always said Obama was going to win if you asked him.

But I'm always careful about how I talk to him (or around him) about these things. Obviously a 3 year old doesn't need to be troubled with the politics of today and I always try to emphasize the positive about what's going on, people's achievements, etc. We won't have the "federal deficit" talk until he's at least 5 or 6.

So... not too long ago, I'm out of town and I get a call from my wife. She was in the back yard swinging our son on a rope swing that we'd made. Our dog had made a nice turd sandwich nearby and she told our son to hold on tight, he's "swinging over poops."

Out of the blue, my son replies, "Barack Obama can swing over poops too!" She made him repeat it to make sure she understood correctly. "Daddy told me Barack Obama likes swinging over poops!" So then I get the call.

Yeah, to this day I don't know where he got that from, nor do I like the implications.

Any other kid politics stories, I'd love to hear them.
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Old 07-06-10, 06:25 PM
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[Waiting for all the Obamatons to assure us that Obama can indeed swing over poops. Yes, he can. ]
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'swing' as in 'swing from a vine'?

Racist.
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Thor's a racist talking about Obama being a vine-swinging, poop-throwing monkey in front of children.

Tsk, tsk, tsk.

It fits in with his Obama website too....
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I'm told Obama can do everything and anything, so why can't he swing over poops?
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Liberal Pundit: This swinging over poops is nothing more than a continuation of George W. Bush's failed policies!

Conservative Pundit: This smells of socialism to me. Why not let state and local governments do their own swinging over poops?
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Libertarian Pundit: Those are my poops! Stop trying to swing over them! (Gets gun)
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My son isn't crazy about Obama, but he doesn't get it from me. I always point out the left side thinking and the right side thinking to anything that comes up, and ask him what he thinks about it. I think that being in a conservative town, he hears it at school with friends, etc. It's a pretty conservative/redneck area.

He was stunned when I told him I voted for Obama in the primary. I think he rationalized it in some way that didn't make him think less of me.
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He was stunned when I told him I voted for Obama in the primary. I think he rationalized it in some way that didn't make him think less of me.
Tell him Obama is a Star Trek fan. That should explain everything.
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Face it Thor, the kid (mis)heard you say "Barack Obama is shitting on our troops."
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When Obama's father was a child, he had the amazing ability to serve in World War II as a member of the U.S. military:

<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Fv4jnlkxOaw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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Can you just fucking go away?
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When Obama's father was a child, he had the amazing ability to serve in World War II as a member of the U.S. military:

<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Fv4jnlkxOaw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Bump a five month old thread, for no reason than post a debunked youtube clip... This needs to be on wikipedia!
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Man, I don't get this country sometimes. Regardless of if the guy represents of your political party or not, the guy is still the President of the United States. How people posting crap like this can still call themselves Americans just baffles me. You show me a "Birther" and I'll show you someone with no class.
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Can you just fucking go away?

Thanks for the link - but what's with the Melissa Leo impersonation?
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Impersonation? Go into any Homicide: Life on the Street or Treme thread and you'll figure out what the rest of us have known for years about dork's true identity ....
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And this was the only thread I ever started that I liked.
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