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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:11 AM
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LOL-Check out Robert's son last night at the announcement

President Bush introduces his nominee for the Supreme Court, John G. Roberts Jr., left, as his son John, dances, and wife Jane and daughter Josephine, look on in the State Dining Room at the White House, Tuesday, July 19, 2005, in Washington.



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RubyDuby in GA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:12 AM
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1. Good god almighty!
Did they just step out of the 50s?????
Who dresses their son like that??
They are just asking for that kid to get the hell beat out of him at school someday....
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:19 AM
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22. Somebody who's trying to copy those pics of JFK jr. n/t
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itcfish Donating Member (805 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:28 AM
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37. Mrs. Roberts
Pill Box Hat is missing. LOL
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:44 AM
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59. does anyone remember that sitcom about the political family in DC
and the red-headed daughter who wore pink? Her mother referred to her outfit as "pepto-bismol pink". That pic reminded me of it.

It was a cute show - the premise was a republican family on the eve of the Clinton inauguration and how things in D.C. were going to change.
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Blue Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:50 AM
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64. Was the show you're referring to called "The Powers That Be"?
I rememer that it had David Hyde Pierce in it... very funny! :)
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:52 AM
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67. yeah! that's it. Thanks
it was funny.
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cloud75 Donating Member (737 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:36 PM
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172. that's what i thought but look at roberts wife she is pissed.
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MaraJade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:07 PM
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201. LOL--
It's so very, very obvious. No one dresses their children like that nowadays.

I wonder if those "precious little outfits" were handmade by someone. . .
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:22 AM
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28. I agree....saddle shoes?
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Nia Zuri Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:33 PM
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131. those must have been hard to find!
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BornLeft Donating Member (202 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:35 AM
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47. Oh for christs sake
WE ARE LIBERALS!! keep the fucking children out of it. Do not act like repukes. It had to be pretty frightening for those kids and they chose different ways to deal with it. Stop being repukes.
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second edition Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:44 AM
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60. Actually most of the comments concern their attire.
Lighten up, I would think most of us find the little boy amusing and cute and a "typical boy" except for his outfit.
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Terran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:20 AM
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82. Jeez, calm down, willya??
Nobody was criticizing the kids. We just think the pictures are funny. :eyes:
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BornLeft Donating Member (202 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:59 AM
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108. yeah and most people here get
bent out of shape when they commented on Chelsea Clinton's clothes,hairstyle etc. I just do not understand it.
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Kraklen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:01 PM
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111. Republicans compared Chelsea to a dog.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:02 PM by Kraklen
That was an attack on Chelsea herself.

This is criticizism of these assholes who dressed their poor kid up like Little Lord Fauntleroy.

We're sympathizing with the kid. He's growing up in a family of nuts.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:58 PM
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160. BWAHAHAHA --

This is criticizism of these assholes who dressed their poor kid up like Little Lord Fauntleroy.

that kid will be in SO much trouble if he goes to school dressed like that :rofl:
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Kipepeo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:45 PM
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135. Nobody here is calling those kids DOGS
cripes. I think the pictures are hilarious. I especially like how Bush and Bolton will not look at the dancing kid. heehee.
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RubyDuby in GA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:02 PM
Response to Reply #47
144. Actually, if you'd read it carefully
I said who dressed their kids like that? An obvious criticism of the parents thinking they are the Kennedys.

So seriously, either take your meds or blow me.
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second edition Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:41 AM
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I was thinking the same thing. n/t
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:29 AM
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89. No shit!
That is frightening. But I am sure she has the nanny homeschool him while she is busy with her Right to Life work.

:eyes:
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:05 PM
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147. same thought here, those two- tone shoes on the boy and the
rest of the outfit. Reminds me of Ward and June Cleaver, the Donna Reed SHow, Harriet Nelson in her kitchen in high heels, etc
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:12 AM
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2. Heh, cute
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:12 AM
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3. Saddle shoes? Poor kid.
what mean parents.
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russian33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:13 AM
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4. in the last photo, looks like Bush wants to go play too...
was there a description?
"A judge, a home-maker, little girl, little boy and their pet monkey, on the tour of the White House, stop to pose for photos"
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:13 AM
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5. Not bad for a white Republican!
I'm sure he's dancing since his white male Christian privilege will be secured for at least another generation.
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classof56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:13 AM
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6. Kid's really into it, huh? Love his saddle shoes! n/t
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:14 AM
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7. Anyone remember Gulliani's swearing in.....
And his kid climbing all over him and mugging and acting up? Then SNL did a skit with Chris Farley as his kid. It was pretty amusing (both in real life and the skit).

Is Robert's kid Krumping in that picture?
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:16 AM
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13. Yup, reminded me of that as well
:)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:19 AM
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21. Letterman played that clip for a week
Yeah it reminded me of that too
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:03 AM
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75. "My dad's mayor! OH YEAH!"
LOL, I loved that Farley skit. RIP Farley!
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:15 AM
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8. WTF! The kids don't know how to be have? That is BAD!
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Drifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:19 AM
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20. Oh please ...
he is just a normal little kid. He doesn't know where he is.

I think the outrage is that they hustled the family out of there so as to not distract the president. DISTRACT THE PRESIDENT ?

What the Fuck is that all about. If the AWOL chimp had a compassionate bone in his body, he would have made light of the extremely cute little kid that appeared to be stealing his spot light. NOT HAVE THEM REMOVED FROM THE ROOM.

Cheers
Drifter
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:24 AM
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31. There are times to act up and times not to act up. That wasn't the
time. I blame the parents not the kid.

My parents would not have stood for it.
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okieinpain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:43 AM
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55. no that is f****** ridiculus. pop his bad ass and tell him to settle down.
this is the same kind of kid that will run wild in public, and doesn't give a shit about anybody else. van der sloot comes to mind, or the kennedy cousin.
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Sparkman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:54 AM
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68. Do doggy electric SHOCK collars come in muave? i'm kidding, kidding!
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okieinpain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:03 PM
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112. now you know his little bad ass is the type that would get on the most
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:04 PM by okieinpain
liberal DU member. hell people around here that are against the death penalty would probably be trying to strangle his bad ass after 30 minutes alone with him.

man and that pee wee herman suit, oh my god. I was so wrong we are fucked, this kid's mom is fucking demented.
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MsTryska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:41 PM
Response to Reply #112
165. *lmao*!!!
okay you're post is just hilarious. it has me cracking up at my desk here.
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okieinpain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:46 PM
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167. man I try, but some days it just hard. thanks.
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:11 PM
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178. If this had happened in Florida
A Taser would have been standing by....
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indie_voter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:22 AM
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84. I agree
He could have humanized himself (is that possible?) by making light of it. He has children, he should understand.

If he was really comfortable in his own skin, he could have picked the child up, showed him the camera, handed him to dad and continued.

If people are going to use children as props (which is what this scene looks like to me) then be prepared for normal child behavior, especially that late at night (for a child).
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:53 PM
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138. I agree
He would be talking and interacting with them. Especially with the little kids. Compassionate conservatives my butt.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:06 PM
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177. I disagree. He needs to behave in a situation like that. It's called
good manners and it's what parents are supposed to be instilling in their kids. He's NOT a toddler.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:34 PM
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184. Oh, garbage!
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 11:36 PM by Clark2008
I instill good behavior and, one-on-one, my son is exemplary, but, late at night, and with a camera and spots... hell, he'd do the same damn thing and he's an intelligent young man.

Look - the boy's a kid, not a tool. Geez.
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Blue Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:02 AM
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74. Looks like someone forgot to give Jr. his Nyquil laced Kool aide...
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 10:06 AM by Blue Belle
I'm speaking of course about Bush.... I don't know what the hell this kid's problem is. And though I'm reading a lot of "typical little kid" stuff here... but if I pulled that crap on National TV when I was a kid, I'd probably just now get through with being grounded (and I'm 34). It is quite amusing to see the visibly strained expression on the mother's face - and in the second photo you can almost see the vein pulsing in her forehead!

I am taking pleasure in the fact that this blatant "Camelot-esque" photo-op stage by the Bush Administration (cause photo-ops are what they do best) turned into a commercial for Ridalin... and again, I'm speaking of Bush (what's with that teeth-grinding anyway?). :-)
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:55 AM
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103. BB you sound like me. I'm 35 and still afraid of my mom and dad.
Why she didn't keep a hold of that lil kid's mits is totally beyond me. I guess having him cry was worse than having him dance around.
I will admit he is a typical kid but there is time for typical krazy kid behavior and time for typical behaved kid behavior.

If he doesn't know the difference @ that age then I wonder if he ever will. Consider Chimpy who thinks he owns the world and can do whatever he wants whenever he wants. Not learning those boundaries has caused him to treat the world as his playground without consideration of others.

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Blue Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:56 PM
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158. It's not that I'm afraid of my parents...
It's just that sometimes, they can simply change the timber in their voice just ever so slightly and it's like I'm 5 years old again. I don't know if that ever changes in the parent child relationship - course, it could be just the the knee jerk Catholic guilt reaction kicking in for no apparent reason (like Catholics nee a reason to feel guilty) too.. who knows? :eyes:

One thing I do know, there's no way my mom would allow me to carry on like that. I'm not buying the whole, "He's just a child, he doesn't know where he is" excuse either. He will know where he is at, and the importance of the situation if you communicate that to him (I'm sure he knows how important the President of the United States is... even if it is this President).

Although, to be fair, if the kid dressed up in a costume (which looks like something from the Shirley Temple "Nautical" Collection) and thrust in front of bright lights and cameras without any direction - how else is he supposed to act? We see almost the same song and dance when "W" is holding one of his Social Security Town Hall Meetings.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:41 PM
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186. It was too late at night. Period
When my son get tired, he acts out more. And 9 p.m. *IS* his bedtime. His routine is ruined and the parents dress him up and trot him out. Of course he's going to act up, he's fucking tired!
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:56 PM
Response to Reply #74
141. Something I'm wondering
You can tell that with the mother. Why didn't she just pull him aside and whisper something in his ear? I couldn't possibly see my parents letting me get away with that at something that important.
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Rob H. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 10:09 AM
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196. I'm with you
If I'd done something like that on national TV as a kid, I would've gotten the spanking of my life afterwards and I'd still be hearing how they couldn't believe I did that. My parents probably would've told me to behave before we got anywhere near the cameras, though.

Then again, they'd have to deal with three decades of me countering with, "I can't believe you dressed me like that in the first place! I mean, c'mon, saddle shoes?!" :P
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:15 AM
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9. I think the kid is kinda cute, but the
short pants and saddleshoes??? That is a bit to 1950's for me...
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:21 AM
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25. Kinda 50s?
If I'd been given saddle shoes to wear at that age I'd have flushed them (or attempted to, at least). Saddle shoes were girl shoes.

I do have a darling picture of me in short pants and cowboy boots. That was the 50's.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:49 AM
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96. We had guys wearing saddle shoes
in Denver in the '50's and didn't think anything of it..and this was in Jr High. Times were so different then.

They definetly have that whole retro thing goin'.
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classof56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:44 PM
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128. Hey--I was in jr. high in the Denver area in the 50s, too.
I remember guys wearing saddle shoes, as did girls, and then that white bucks thing came along (thank you, Pat Boone!). Yep, times were different then. Not necessarily better, but different for sure. The Roberts kid's saddles kinda took me back!

Tired Old Cynic
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:32 PM
Response to Reply #128
154. I went to Morey Jr High..
And would have gone to East High if I hadn't have moved to Hugo, Colo(Out on the Plains with my Grandparents) in 1959.

I liked the Hush puppies and Loafers,too! I've always had a shoe fetish! :P
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:11 PM
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162. so picture's message is WE'RE GOING B ACK TO THE 50s???????
doesn't bushco specialize in picture messages to the faithful true believers
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MaraJade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:10 PM
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202. I think that's the message.
I remember a time when people dressed like that--1959. Twenty-first century folks, even formally dressed, just don't look like this.

I really believe this is a message to the Chimpanzee faithful.

With this nomination, he really wants to turn the clock back to the
fifties, when "people knew their place."
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:15 AM
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10. Hey, at least he has a normal little boy!
I think it's kinda funny. Kids don't know where they are, and they don't care either! Good for little John! Mom did the right thing and took him in the back so that the introduction could continue without interuption.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:19 AM
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19. I think it is funny too
I don't mean this to embarass anyone-it's just a boy being a boy.

You know he was bored to death.
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Justice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:15 AM
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11. come on, Edwards' young son struggled with these appearances
too. Granted he was dressed more normally, but he was no angel. Let's keep a little perspective.
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jane_pippin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:16 AM
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12. Shortpants! Poor kid. Cute though. n/t
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:16 AM
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14. That's too funny.
Look at his daughter...standing there quietly, shyly while holding mom's hand. While little John is in his own little world.

That just helps to further my assertion that boys are SO VERY DIFFERENT than girls. :) At that age, my son would probably have been doing the same thing! Boys and girls are so different. Night and day, IMO.
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:27 PM
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163. At the exact moment I scrolled to your post, I was thinking the exact oppo
site...Isn't that funny? I see the mother's passive behavior, her daughter's clingy fearfulness, the father's seething anger and rigidity and the son's frenetic Happy Dance as less an exhibit of nature than one of nurture.

I've seen girl children act just as unrestrained. It's a symptom of being overly controlled in private, while being ignored emotionally.

Read what these people teach their sons and daughters. Read how a wife must behave around her husband and follow his rules and guidelines. Boys are the "heroes," the "he-men" every twelve-year-old imagines himself to be.

The hero is never wrong.

My two bit analysis: I'm no James Dobson ( beat 'em). I'm for Dad and Mom spending some time with the kid and forgetting about the whole Supreme Court thing.

:thumbsup:
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:18 AM
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15. Wait..is he doing the robot in that last pic?
Any kid doing the robot gets his propers from me, republican offspring or not.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:20 AM
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23. Mimicking W?
:bounce:
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lukasahero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:18 AM
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16. I don't usually comment on the behavior of people's kids but
these pictures show a clear indication of how these people are raising their children. Little boy - run amok. Little girl - quietly holding on to her mother. That says something people. Do we get it yet?
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:24 AM
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32. ...while stepford mom stares at the floor in shame...
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:26 AM
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34. The boy is a "Little Prince" who can get away with anything , while the
girl looks as if she's been beaten.It doesn't bode well, imho.
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RevolutionStartsNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:29 AM
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38. WTF??
How do you know that from a picture? The girl looks like she's been beaten?

Ridiculous.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:39 AM
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50.  I said LOOKS LIKE
not WAS-of course I don't know what the fuck is really going on there! Jeezus-save your outrage. The body language and expressions say a lot here-hell, the mom looks RELUCTANT to rein in the little boy, while she's got a good grip on the girl.
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RevolutionStartsNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:43 AM
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57. Whatever
I just think it makes us look silly. And I'm not outraged, just annoyed.

BTW, I probably have pictures of my kids in the same poses; my son going nuts while my daughter is more shy and self-consicous. I don't beat my daughter, and I can't always rein in my son.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:00 PM
Response to Reply #57
143. Then why are you in the thread??
You can ignore posts you know. Don't go to a post you don't think you'd like. Duh. :eyes: And why do you give a damn what other people say? Do you really think the freepers care what we say about them? Probably not. Just like I could care less what someone else says. And nobody has yet said anything mean about the little boy like how the freepers did to Chelsea.
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RevolutionStartsNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:09 PM
Response to Reply #143
149. Huh?
I came into the thread to see the funny pictures. I read the responses, most of them saying the kid is cute and funny, if dressed a little weird, but I also noticed some ridiculous (IMO) remarks about how the kids are obviously abused or Nazis or both, and how the wife is depressed/repressive/etc.

I just made a comment about how silly that makes us look. Kind of like Bill Frist diagnosing Terry Schiavo from a picture.

I'm not the only one who noticed and commented on this, check out the rest of the thread. Nothing wrong with commenting when we think people are going overboard, which I think was the case here.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:21 AM
Response to Reply #50
83. Little boy is just a Little Lord Fauntleroy ................
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 10:21 AM by kestrel91316
allowed to do WHATEVER HE WANTS, no discipline. The little girl is a Stepford Wife in training.

Boys will be boys??? What a lot of nonsense.
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Freedomfried Donating Member (684 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:00 AM
Response to Reply #38
191. I thought the same, little girl looks "cowed"
like she's felt the belt before.
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:23 PM
Response to Reply #34
169. I'm sure the girl was just nervous being in that situation
The kids don't look mistreated even if their parents are from another era.
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:33 AM
Response to Reply #16
42. Exactly...little 5 year old girl quietly standing there
and boy running around. The 'feministforlife' way to raise children.
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:55 AM
Response to Reply #42
104. Or she may actually be shy...
...how many 5 year olds react that way to large groups of people, especially holding cameras.

Has everyone suddenly lost thier minds?
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SeveneightyWhoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:01 PM
Response to Reply #104
110. Yes, they have!
Someone in this thread is already speculating that the girl was beaten. I mean, wtf? If this was a liberal judge, I'm sure everyone would be all like, "aww what a bunch of cute kids!"

When you can't look at a child without getting partisan, something is a bit wrong.
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:08 PM
Response to Reply #110
120. My fear is that we actually have nothing or not much on this guy....
...and that is why the viritrol is spilling over.

So far, people have a few quotes which are easily countered with Roberts statements that Roe v Wade is the law of the land and he will up hold precendent. I'm not saying the guy isn't a POS but that fact people are tearing into anything and everything tells me there isn't much ammo. I saw the same thing when frsutration over getting Bush in the first few years led to alot of Bush twins bashing threads.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:02 PM
Response to Reply #104
145. I wasn't that shy
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 02:03 PM by FreedomAngel82
I wasn't that shy to where I stud behind my mother at a public event. I may not have talked to people much (unless they talked to me) but I don't remember hiding behind my mother. :shrug: My brother was pretty hyperactive as a young kid. Now days since he's in his twenties he's a lot more grown up of course. The little boy reminds me of how my brother was that age and my mother is NO stepford wife. If that was my dad he would've given us a talkin to before we went in.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:48 PM
Response to Reply #104
189. Apparently they have - or they don't have children.
My son would do the same damn thing and his reading skills are already better than pResident Shrubs!

Geez, people, take a chill pill!
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:53 AM
Response to Reply #16
102. Stick to your usuals....
If you can figure out how someone was raised by 3 photos, then you have special powers.

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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:06 PM
Response to Reply #102
117. Actually I have 4 years of psychology courses
and seven psychologists in my family.Regardless, ALL of us here are permitted our opinions, and no one has the right to tell any of us what we can "stick to".

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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:20 PM
Response to Reply #117
124. You indeed have a right to your opinion.
As I have the right to say someone stating their opinion as fact that they "show clear indication of how these people are raising their children" from 3 photos then attempting to burnish their creds as an expert should stikc to their disclaimer that they "usually" don;t do such.

I also had a couple of years of psych. Guess what? It doesn't mean anything when it comes to discerning how one's family was raised by a looking at a few pictures as you likely already know.

Do we really have that little on Roberts that people's anger has just spilled over to such petty bullshit?

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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:44 PM
Response to Reply #124
127. Wow-you read a hell of a lot more into my post than I read into those pics
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 01:03 PM by Lorien
frankly, this entire thread is nothing more than a petty amusement-like EVERY thread in the lounge (a very popular forum chock full of petty bullshit, BTW). My psych 101 comments-based entirely on knowledge of body language (remember that training in your courses? There is validity to such) were posted as a casual observation and nothing more. "Burnishing my creds"? Please; you attacked me by indicating that my opinion came from an utter lack of knowledge and therefore does not deserve to be posted on this forum. I've been here for a number of years and have mentioned the "family business" in the past, so that's pretty much established.

What's petty here is your open attack on me personally and your demand for my censorship. What was a casual observation to me was an opportunity for you to demonstrate your ethical and intellectual "superiority" on a public forum. That I do indeed find petty, and for now I'm going to drop this topic and this thread and go back to a bit of useful political activism (signing petitions once you've signed with a number of political action groups like www.progressivemajority.org , www.moveon.org , www.stopglobalwarming.org, www.usalone.com, the union of concerned scientists, planned parenthood and others can make activism quicker than posting on this thread, folks)!
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:14 PM
Response to Reply #127
129. LOL....
First off, my first post wasn't even addressed to you unless you are posting under two names. Though I also made that mistake in my intial reponse, so we can actually drop that one.

Here was my response to the intial poster who stated they usually don't make such suppositions.

Your stuff was even loonier with suppositions about looking beaten. Have you ever seen a young child introduced to a large group of adults? They tend to hold on to Mom or Dad for dear life for a little while until they are comfortable even when they know the pople (ie: family). That a child reacted that way during a press conferences with cameras is not surprising.

"
What was a casual observation to me was an opportunity for you to demonstrate your ethical and intellectual "superiority" on a public forum"

Nicely played. Assuming victimhood is the usual go to move after you've been caught being petty.

Lounge comments are abound in this thead dealing with the Easter gets ups, 50's look, comparisons to Gulliani etc. Many of them are funny and semi-good natured(well its not like we actually like the guy). You decided to join in on the pop psych fun which was ridiculous.




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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:18 AM
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17. at first glance
you think - aw how cute...... then you notice the creepy clothes and the Stepford look to the daughter & mom.

The Mom is acting VERY disengaged...... I wonder where the nanny is?

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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:21 AM
Response to Reply #17
26. Yeah, she does look uncomfortable .. like they're 'rent a kids' ...
... or something ... very, very wierd looking family. :scared:
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:19 AM
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18. Ridiculous behavior...and Mother, clearly
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 09:21 AM by WinkyDink
She can dress like June Cleaver, but she sure can't control her kid like her.
Sorry, they don't get a pass from me, and neither does Giuliani's son, or the Edwards kid, or any other child over kindergarten age who can't be still in a formal setting.
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:22 AM
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27. She's probably thinking "What would Dr. Dobson tell me to do?" n/t
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:23 AM
Response to Reply #18
85. I think the Edwards boy was about THREE. He gets a pass.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:24 AM
Response to Reply #18
87. Just curious, but do you have any children of your own?
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:24 PM
Response to Reply #87
182. I have 2 kids of my own (now adults), and
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 11:32 PM by tblue37
I also ran a home daycare for 18 years. I am too poor to own a car, so whenever we went to the store, the wading pool, or the park, I pulled kids in a wagon, with an infant on my back, or I pushed two in a stroller and carried one on my back, while the others, a bit older (3-6) walked beside me. They never acted up in the store or tried to race ahead on the sidewalk or when we were crossing the street. They knew how they were expected to behave, and they followed the rules.

First of all, the little boy is certainly cute. But he is also misbehaving. Over the years, 33 children passed through my daycare. Some were easier than others, but the fact is, I would not have allowed them to act up like that in a situation like that. There is a time to cut loose and a time to settle down. When it was time to settle down, I let them know, and they settled down.

Children can be taught to adjust their behavior to the situation. It takes time and effort, and a lot of patient repetition of the needed lessons, but it can and should be done. I don't yell or hit. I just made it clear that certain behavior was not appropriate in certain situations. If they couldnt' control themselves, we simply wouldn't go wherever it was we were planning to go.

Once a 5-year-old girl and her 8-year-old sister acted up terribly when I took them to the children's room of the library on a Saturday when I sat for them outside of daycare hours. They were pretty new to my daycare and very unsocialized. When they would not settle down in the library, I said we would have to leave, but when I tried to exit the children's room with them, the 5-year-old sat down in the doorway and reused to leave. When I tried to get her to stand up by taking her hand, she struggled and started to scream, so I simply picked her up and carried her, kicking and hollering, out of the library. The 8-year-old tried to stay behind, but I said in my best "Don't even think about it" tone, You come, too, and I mean right now!

I had said we would go to the pool that afternoon, but when they asked me at lunch when we would go to the pool, I said, Are you kidding? I am not taking you anywhere this afternoon. In fact, until you learn to behave, I dont plan on taking you anywhere at all. We will just stay here and play in the yard.

The next few times I sat for them on a Saturday or Sunday, I kept them home. There were lots of things to do in the apartment and in the yard, so it wasnt like prison or anything, but they also knew that when other kids were with me during non-daycare hours, those other kids got to go placeslike the library, the natural history museum, the park downtown (by bus), the pet store, etc. They would ask me if we were going anywhere that day and I would say no, because I didnt trust how they would behave in public.

After a few such stay-home days, I offered them a trip to the library, on the condition that they would behave properly once we were there and leave without a fight when the time came to go. Needless to say, they agreed, and in fact they were very well-behaved the whole time. As a special treat I took them out for ice cream after we got home, just to show them how proud I was that they had learned how to behave in public. I am not one to ply children with sugary treats, so they knew it was special.

The idea that a child can only act up and that 3-year-olds and 5-year-olds cannot control their behavior is just nonsense. These children who are not taught to behave at home or when out with their parents in public are the same ones that have turned our schools into zoos of the sort I describe in The Inmates Are Running the Asylum:
http://www.teacherblue.homestead.com/inmates.html

Little kids are cute and fun, and under most circumstances I would simply delight in this little boys exuberant performance, regardless of what political party his parents belonged to, but he is old enough to learn how to behave in publicespecially under such special circumstances.
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jzodda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:20 AM
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24. LOL Thats very funny, good way to start my day :)
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 09:22 AM by jzodda
with a laugh :)

his is obviously a future rapper lol
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:23 AM
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29. Look at the pretty blond haired children!
Sehr schn!

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:25 AM
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Sparkman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:31 AM
Response to Reply #33
39. Weren't Nazis equal oportunity employer's? I mean as to hair & eye color?
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:39 AM
Response to Reply #39
51. Yup, from the Aryan Side of Latin America
*******QUOTE*******

from this thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...



from this thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

"Roberts and his lawyer-wife, Jane, are the parents of two young children adopted from Latin America{...}"
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0720scotus-rober ...

Apparently couldn't find kids here who needed a home. Maybe he couldn't find healthy babies here...

********UNQUOTE*******
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:26 AM
Response to Reply #51
88. Ok, somebody explain to me HOW these liars ....................
managed to find TWO blonde kids for adoption from Latin America. I smell a really big FIB.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:42 AM
Response to Reply #88
93. There Are Large Populations of Europeans There
Plenty of Hispanics named "O'HIGGINS" and such. Plus in CERTAIN places of "Latin America" (Argentina, Paraguay) you KNOW about the Nazi influx. What might be questionable is that the blonde variety would be less likely to be available over there. Plus, "Latin America" is pretty vague-- where, oh where, could they be talking about.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:34 PM
Response to Reply #93
173. That works for me, they adopted two
NAZI DESCENDANTS into their freeper family!!! Truly creepy.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:38 PM
Response to Reply #173
174. Picture this scenario:
They go to the orphanage in "Latin America" and it is TEEMING with little brown-haired, brown-eyed babies. And they look, and look, and look, and finally off in the corner they see the ONLY TWO blonde kids among the hundreds of others. "Oh, lucky us, we'll take THOSE TWO! Now where do we pay?"

Maybe they had to go to DOZENS of orphanages and agencies to find the two perfect blondes?

Can't you just see that "christian love" oozing from their pores?
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TalkingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:34 PM
Response to Reply #51
171. But...but...what about the SNOWFLAKE BABIES???
I mean they aren't even crack ho babies, no meth has touch their embryonic fluids or anything....


Not to pick on the kids, but the resemblence is chilling:
http://images.google.com/images?q=village%20of%20the%20...
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:45 AM
Response to Reply #33
61. HAHAHAHA!!!!!!
Calling me a moron is against the rules. That was really silly of you AND VERY RUDE! :D



Look at all the blond haired NAZI children!

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RevolutionStartsNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:24 AM
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30. Some of the responses in this thread
are ridiculous: the kid doesn't know how to behave, these people are too 1950s, look how they are raising their kids.

As if we can tell anything from a couple of pictures.

If this is was some Dems kid, we would be saying how cool that kid is, and how he's cute and obviously having fun (as a few people here have stated).

Sometimes I am embarrassed by DU, and not suprised that we are tagged as "haters".
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:27 AM
Response to Reply #30
35. I agree
but then, what did you pay to get in?

I really didn't mean this to be picking on the kid. He is a little kid bored out of his mind.
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Sparkman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:35 AM
Response to Reply #30
46. Is there a slim possiblity that only jesting, not serious malicious hate?
at least I hope it's not serious, but banter (even if some think bad taste?). just a thought.
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RevolutionStartsNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:38 AM
Response to Reply #46
49. Some of it, for sure...
but someone suggested that the girl "looks like she's beaten" -- someone else linked these blonde kids to Nazis.

Yes overall the responses are goodnatured and funny, but some look like they are planted here just to make us look like kneejerk reactionaries. Except they probably weren't.

I see an adorable kid having a good time in a boring situation. More power to him.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:47 AM
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62. never mind
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 09:52 AM by Swamp Rat
Daytime folks have NO sense of humor, especially when it comes very close to the truth.
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Sparkman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:57 AM
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71. HUMOR: Looks like the missy's shock collar training worked. The boys?
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:27 AM
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36. I think the wife's body language screams volumns.
Clearly depressed. She is not Stepford - no Pickle's smile.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:16 AM
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80. agree
the wife is apparently suffering. The kid may be a handful no matter where he is. If he acts up and she can't calm him down in a short time, there's a problem somewhere. Obviously no kids should be allowed to disrupt an occasion like this for long and I don't think this Mom is happy about it. Exit stage right.

Those of us reading this were probably not the types to have put up with saddle shoes and (whadduya call these) Buster Brown suits very well either...(fill in your own personal horror story of clothing abuse if the shoes don't fit). A future recruit for our side.
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kcwayne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:31 AM
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40. Somewhere a couch is missing its pillows
Why do Republican women like to dress in upholstery fabric?
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Blue Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:15 AM
Response to Reply #40
78. Exactly!
Large quantities of stiff, heavy, fabric and starch does not a spine make! :eyes:
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Kipepeo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:50 PM
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136. LOL
thanks for the giggle. :)
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:31 AM
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41. I've noticed when visiting zoos children DO get excited around monkeys!
Funny as hell. I wish I had been paying closer attention to * when he was reading his script to see if that child distracted him.
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chookie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:53 PM
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175. Ha ha
You cut to the chase: the kid is simply reacting to the funny monkey.
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:33 AM
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43. He's a little ham
And, he's a cutie.

I predict these pics will haunt his teenage years, however.
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okieinpain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:33 AM
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44. ok, now I'm scared. I know that I've been saying that this guy is not
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 09:33 AM by okieinpain
bad. but these fucking people are dressing in the fifties, ok this guy is living in la la land. oh my god I'm going to apologize to du right now. I'm sorry, du. you're right this guy is a fundie. good god, please help us.
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PunkPop Donating Member (847 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:41 AM
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53. I know what you mean
The closer you look the more frightening this whole thing becomes.
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fairfaxvadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:34 AM
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45. It's the middle of July in DC
And that little girl is in a long sleeve dress?? It was stifling outside last night at 9pm.

And yes, Mom could have given that little boy the old neck squeeze and a "you stand still until I say so" threat, just like my folks did ever time we were out in public.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:37 AM
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48. I think he is adorable.
And Eton suits like that are about all that is available for a little boy in dress up wear. He looks to be about 3. He is probably bored to death, not to mention up past his bedtime. And the little girl just looks shy.


Disclaimer: This should in no way be read as an approval message for Roberts or the Chimp.
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fhqwhgads Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:51 AM
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65. word...
roberts is an asshat, but the kids are cute. let the little boy do his thing...it's certainly more honest than anything else in the white house. if the mom had restrained him, we'd all be jumping on her head for that...

...speaking of which, i can't tell anything about her from the pictures. i don't know that she's unhappy, or anything. maybe she was tired. maybe she doesn't like cameras and publicity. maybe she was mad at the kid. maybe she had just smoked a bowl. i just can't say.
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:32 AM
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100. Her smile was radiant when she was introduced.
Now to me, Pricilla Owens looked depressed.



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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:40 AM
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52. I didn't see the video, so maybe she did...
but why didn't the woman take the boy's hand and bring him next to her?

Little kids fidget, so it isn't strange that he's dancing. It does seem strange that he's doing so a couple of feet from either parent.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:43 AM
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101. Probably because he saw a camera pointing at him.
And thought, whoa! Time to make a show! That's what cameras are for!

My 4yo gets all theatrical when she sees a camera.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:42 AM
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54. James Dobson should beat the devil out of that child
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:43 AM
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56. Okay, I'll apologize.
The kid is being a typical 4-year old boy and I think it's absolutely hilarious.

But I still think the saddleshoes are a bit much...
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realms Donating Member (85 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:43 AM
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58. respect?
Hyperactive?

Listen kid. Your dad's more important than you. If you need attention ask your dad for a pound of sugar. I sympathize with the young one, but even I never would have gotten away with that.
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:49 AM
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63. The MOTHER Is Depressed And Worried
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 09:50 AM by Binka
We can ascribe all the behavior patterns we want to little John but his behavior can be called NORMAL, he is a small boy kept up late and in a strange place with lots of attention thrown his direction. Kids will act up under these circumstances. Now Mom on the other hand is troubling. One would think that she would be Proud or Nervous or both, but this woman has got heavy shit on her mind and she is not HAPPY.

The little girl clearly is in touch with Moms feelings and she is giving comfort. THAT is dysfunctional to the hilt a child should never be parenting a parent unless said parent is 80 and child is 60. Storms are a brewing for this clan.

Bush in his haste to put out the Rove fire has jumped straight into the Roberts frying pan. Skeletons are howling to get out of this closet. In more ways than one. Crack open the Grey Goose and put up your feet DUers more good shit is on the way.
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:14 PM
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181. I say give the folks a break
It's 9PM and I bet that kid would have been in bed an hour ago had he been in his own little bed.


This is typical boy behavior, and John Roberts Jr is 100% boy. :shrug:
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Neshanic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:51 AM
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66. Wow, it's Easter early. The kid playing was planned I am sure.
Too bad the kid could give the announcement of his father being the next Supreme with less mistakes than the monkey behind him.

Typical republican RW/fundy pleasure-units.
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:28 PM
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126. Of all the stuff listed here and is interesting
my thoughts changed when I saw the Easter clothes as well. I thought this guy looks nice an humble, but when I saw the Cleaver's dressed in the Easter best, I thought differently.

This bunch is stuck in the 50's or somewhere where science and modernization have not shone the lights.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:55 AM
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69. I heard that the Robert's adopted two Mexican children?
These kids looks more like snowflake babies to me.

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Neshanic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:57 AM
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70. Google WASP 50's throwback family. That picture will appear.
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Sparkman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:00 AM
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73. Their adopted children GOT STUCK IN AIRPORT SECURITY !
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:59 AM
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72. The boy looks like he is having fun.
Absolutely nothing wrong with that. The girl looks shy. Nothing wrong with that either.
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:11 AM
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76. The kid looks funny...
...the Chimp looks envious ("I want some playtime now, too!"), and I see no problem with the clothes--how else are you gonna dress up little kids for such a formal appearance?
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:15 AM
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77. He is just too cute
I'm sorry that he is not well behaved, but he is acting so much like my son. My son was quite a clown too and if you didn't watch him every minute, he would be up to something. And my daughter would have hung on my arm just like that. So shy, so well behaved, such a contrast. But now they are 20 and 17 and doing very well. So there is hope for the boy. He even has blond hair like my son. What a rascal. I think I might have held his hand to have made him behave at least to have made him stand beside me.

I just think they are cute. Repukes are way too stuffy and he lightened the moment.
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indie_voter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:33 AM
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91. Great story!! Thanks
I have a 5 year old and a 3 year old. My daughter is the clown, she would have been dancing right along with him. My son would be standing close to me.

I agree, I think I might have been more proactive to try and make him stand still, but I also would have been concerned about a further meltdown. It was late at night, did he have a nap?

It is easier said than done to control kids in situations like this (especially if you are focused on not causing a large scene).

I too thought it was a cute moment. The problem as somebody else noted was *'s inability to handle it well.

A father, comfortable in his skin (John Kerry, Wes Clark, John,Edwards, even Ronald Reagan, no father of the year contender, JFK to name just a few) would have handled it would grace,charm and humor. Allowing the child a brief moment in the spotlight, then getting back to serious business.
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:44 AM
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94. My son is like that too.
He would have been acting the same way. He will start dancing anywhere if the mood hits.
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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:16 AM
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79. When he is 12, will he be arrested, fingerprinted for
eating a french fry on a train?

Just asking.

GOP: Love the fetus, hate the child.
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:23 AM
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86. People like that
Don't take Metro -- they'll be tooling around the DC area in their Lincoln Subdivision.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:17 AM
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81. This guy is 50, looks like he's 29, probably lived an even more sheltered
life than Bush himself.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:44 PM
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155. She looks like a 2nd wife not a first!

There is a story there.

I know there are some that stay unmarried until they are around 50 but not many that want tobe Mr. Stepford.

It is the Reoublican way to get married and have kids and love any dumb candidate they put before you.

Where is Wife 1?
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dhinojosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:30 AM
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90. Stop! Justice Time!
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:41 AM
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92. So this is why bushies jaw was twitching last night.
Someone was trying to steal the spotlight from him.

bwahahahahahaha

Very cute.
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Cush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:47 AM
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95. doing the Robot?
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:52 AM
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97. Bush probably acted just like that when he was that kid's age.
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kcwayne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:57 AM
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98. He still acts like that
only now when he throws a tantrum, 200,000 people die.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:16 AM
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99. Remember Andrew Giuliani?
He mimicked his father's inauguration speech while Rudy was talking when was elected the first time. That was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:58 AM
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107. LOL....
...it was even better when Rudy went on SNL and Chris Farley played his exhuberant son.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:56 PM
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140. Who the heck could forget him! LOL!!!! n/t
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insane_cratic_gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:56 AM
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105. LOL!! introducing the next Eminem
Yozzzzzzzzzz boooyyyy

Looks like he's busting moves there.

Very cute, too bad his Dad's a Prat.
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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:57 AM
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106. That boy might be choosing to be gay.They better keep an eye on him.
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:17 PM
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123. HAH!!!
They'll be signing him up for ex-gay summer camp starting August 1st: http://www.loveinaction.org / :rofl:
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southernleftylady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:00 PM
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109. cute kids! lol look at the wife she wishes she could get a hold of the ..
son...
I'm not going to say anything bad about them cause lord knows my little ones act up :)
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:03 PM
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113. Ha ha!! That kid is hilarious!
He can't help it that his dad is such an a$$clown.
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sepia_steel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:04 PM
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114. The kid is just having fun
which is cute. But the picture in general is VERY disturbing. I can't get over the clothes. Yikes.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:05 PM
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115. I wish I could see the video of this.
The little boy is cute though with those moves.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:05 PM
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116. The kids actions crack me up.
Reflects more on the parents and bushler.

"Dad works for a monkey, Dad works for a monkey..."

Now if the kid moonwalked, that would be great.

RL

p.s. Not going to comment on the clothes, not with my nic and all...
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:06 PM
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118. Perky pink, lemon yellow, pastel blue. What are they, Easter eggs?
:eyes:
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insane_cratic_gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:07 PM
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119. the new pastel skittles!
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:51 PM
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137. Justice Skittles, LOL. n/t
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CWebster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:10 PM
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121. Pink suit
Uniform of Republican women.
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Tim4319 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:14 PM
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122. He's got George's old cheer leading shows on.
Wonder where he dug those up from. He probably forgot to bring out the megaphone.
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sundancekid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:21 PM
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125. 1st: let's talk about the kid's genes; 2nd: let's talk about stepford mom
notice how the 2 kids act differently - normal for ages - but where the hell is mom in this "restoring honor and decency (decorum) to the white house" ?????
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:18 PM
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130. Mom's medicated and the little girl looks like a victim of
Mommy Dearest.
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SiouxJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:36 PM
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132. Stepford wife with Stepford kids
scary.
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kerry-is-my-prez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:41 PM
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133. Too funny - who is he imitating? What a ham!!
n/t
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:44 PM
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134. LOL
He's trying to steal the spotlight.
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:55 PM
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139. The problem isn't the kid
small children can't be held responsible for not knowing that you don't act like that. But the kid's presence and acting out just brings up the question WHAT ARE THEY DOING THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE?
Looking like a throwback to the 1950s as others have said.

These children were meant to be seen and the message was meant to be heard: Fambly Valyoos uber alles.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:57 PM
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142. idiot names all his children J names so the entire fam is "JR's"..........
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 02:17 PM by ElsewheresDaughter
John Robert
Jane Robert
Jossie Robert
John Robert

the JR's

it has to be a repuke thing, my neighbor is Mr Jump and all his children are "JJ's"

Mr. James Jump
Mrs. June Jump
and the kids
Jim Jump
Jermey Jump
Jeffery Jump
Jessie Jump
Julia Jump

:crazy:
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Pool Hall Ace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:43 PM
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205. Eeek! Kinda scary. Reminds me of Jim Bob Duggar and his
tribe of J's.

http://www.jimbob.info /
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:04 PM
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146. cute kid
:-)
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:07 PM
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148. I think it's hilarious
Cute kids. And the little guy actually has some moves. They should have just put the camera on him, would have made it a more bearable moment in history.
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:43 PM
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150. I just read that both of their children are adopted
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:45 PM
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151. the kid's lucky he wasn't munching on a french fry
like that 12 year old girl on the subway whose handcuffing JR said was ok.
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Theatrical Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:53 PM
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152. I would never dress that way, nor would my daughter
You won't catch me in dresses, pantyhose, or heels. I certainly am not sacrificing my body to patriarchal attire. I have a seven year-old daughter, and I discourage her from wearing dresses, although she insists sometimes. But if she does, it's a very loose skirt with comfortable shoes. She wears clothes that she can play around in, not clothes that turn her into a porcelain object.

Oh, I'm not surprised that John Roberts has different values. But this picture reminds me that people like Roberts do not represent me. They stand for repression, whereas I live my life in freedom as best I can in this society.
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whosinpower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:16 PM
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153. Aliens
Just kidding......

But just look at them - Judge Roberts - so clean cut with his cleft chin....doesn't he look perfect?
And two young blond children.....perfect?
And his lovely wife.....perfect???

Maybe they are aliens just dressed to be conservative perfectionists.........
And what is with the names.....
John, Jane, John, Josephine.......you must admit - those are perfect names too......if their dog is named SPOT........YIKES!!!!!!!!!
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:49 PM
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156. He got a late start on the family-building, didn't he?
Or is this the "Trophy Family"?

I'm only 48 and I have an adult child already. and I thought *I* was getting a late start, since I was 25 before I heard those fateful words...
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darkism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:14 PM
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203. I won't have any kids before I'm 30.
I guess it's just because I think one shouldn't start settling down until their 30's. :p

I'm 21 and people I know seem to be dropping like flies to the marriage trap. Let's see how long THAT lasts when they do it so early.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:49 PM
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157. "GOTTA DANCE!...GOTTA DANCE!..."

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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:58 PM
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159. LOL! Cute.
Reminds me of John Edwards' kids on the campaign trail.

We can dislike their dad, but there's no reason to say anything negative about the kids.

Kids will be kids. :D
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:05 PM
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161. Pastels must be big this season eom
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Totally Committed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:34 PM
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164. Giuliani's kid was a spectacle at most events....
and if I remember, John Edwards' kids were very exuberant as well.

Kids will be kids.

TC
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MsTryska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:44 PM
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166. i don't blame him.....
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 04:54 PM by MsTryska
if you stick a kid in shortpants and saddle shoes and stick him in front of a camera, what else would you expect him to do?


it's the 21st century ferchrissakes - if that isn't a costume i don't know what is.


incidentally everytime i see the pics, i get that james brown song "hotpants" in my head....except it goes:

"Short Pants! get on uppa"
"short pants! get on up"
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:21 PM
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168. funny... typical kid
he'll NEVER live it down though.

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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:25 PM
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170. Hah! I have a suit just like that.
The kid's, not the dad's.
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katamaran Donating Member (352 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:58 PM
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176. Here's another version
Can't take credit for this...wish I could. Courtesy of Mister_Bun on fark.com



"Don't blame me! I can't control that boy! George! Stop it, you're scaring Jeb!"
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realms Donating Member (85 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:12 PM
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179. No apologys
I don't know how to say this but here goes: He is the presence of the president of the United States of America. Why treat this lightly? This whole bush administration throws a fit when they want something. This little kid learned from his dad to cry stomp your feet and make a scene until you get what you want. Raise your kids right and I'll consider if your appropriate to interpret the law.
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:14 PM
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180. It's all a sideshow
Olberman had it on. The first ever prime time nomination out of 107 times.

The show must go on!
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:27 PM
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183. As the mother of a 6-year-old boy, I think this kid is adorable
and is about the only endearing thing about the whole picture.

Maybe the kid will teach the Dad to "lighten up, will ya?"

And, I think his outfit is cute. Not much on the saddle shoes, but, geez, you guys, how old are your kids? At 4, my son was wearing short pants outfits (I think this boy is 5, isn't he?).

Personally, I think he looks OK - it's the Mom's pink outfit that looks stupid. The little girl looks precious, too.

I'm not gonna dis the kids or their outfits. They don't fucking care what they're wearing - and neither did any of us at that age. Garanimals? For cripesake!
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realms Donating Member (85 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:47 PM
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188. Roberts fakeing it
I just won't accept this "adorable" line anymore. Like the whole administration it's not about them. They stink from the top to the bottom. The poor little boy looks a lot like I did, but my dad would have told me to behave during a momentive event. Bad parenting and a bad pick to overlook our nations laws.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:03 AM
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192. I don't give a flying fuck if you don't accept the "adorable" line.
He's a kid. Leave him be.

The administration DOES stink from top to bottom, but this kid is a kid. He's being a kid, kept up too late.

And faking doesn't have an "e."

:eyes:
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:35 PM
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185. BTW, I love your after-image flag.
I haven't seen an after-image picture in a long time!
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:45 PM
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187. Jon Stewart on the Daily Show suggested that a dancing kid
is the cause for every "distraction" by Bush, "planted" the kid everywhere, including last fall debate.
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:56 PM
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190. Scene Stealer Vidclip from Olbermann tonight
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:21 AM
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193. And, see... there, he doesn't look all that wild at all. eom
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bling bling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:38 AM
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194. I love it. That kid's just gotta dance.
That's the cutest thing I've seen in a while.

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bitchkitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:26 AM
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195. Oh, he's cute!
I love little boys, they are so adorable, but damn - I'm glad I don't have one!
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 11:32 AM
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197. I just watched the video on Olbermann.
It seems that the segment depicted in these still shots is not included in the video, but what I saw suggests that the mother came very close to handling it just right.

Obviously the little boy is a bit of a handful. Since she should know that, she should have kept him within arm's reach, so she could settle him down immediately when he started acting up.

When he first started wiggling around, she tried to just ignore him. That isn't a good strategy, but under the circumstances, I can easily imagine almost any mother doing that. In our society, a lot of parents worry about looking "repressive" or "abusive" if others see them controlling their kids. That scene I describe in my long post above--where I picked up the screaming, struggling 5-year-old and carried her out of the library--is one that many parents would fear to enact, because nosy stranegrs might accuse them of abusing the kid or just being too mean.

Some people flip out at you if you control a kid's behavior in any way. In fact, my younger sister, who let her son (the same age as my son) run wild, used to give me crap when I controlled my own son in public places. She said I never allowed my kid to just be a kid. Not so--heck, I am still "just a kid." (At 54, I mean just a kid in the sense of thinking life should be largely play.) I am all about letting kids be kids, and I believe that a lot of what is called misbehavior is actually caused by setting kids up so that there is no way they can be "good." But you can't just let your kid annoy the hell out of other people in a public place or in someone else's home!

After a few moments of trying to ignore him and hoping he would settle down, the mother did what had to be done--she took the little boy by the hand (because she knew he had to be physically controlled) and walked him out of there, with the little girl, who could obviously be trusted to do so, following along behind.

From what I saw, the mother does know how to handle the kid when he acts up in a place where it is inappropriate. Because it was such a situation, and the cameras were on them, she waited a bit longer than she probably normally would have, but the way she took his hand and took him out of there looked quite practiced.

I still think Roberts is a disaster for us, and I still think the mom is probably a Stepford wife type. And probably the kids will grow up to be just like all those other kids of privilege we so dislike. But at the moment they are just really cute kids, and now that I know the mom doesn't normally allow the kid to be like this in public without attempting to control him, I can sit back and enjoy the show, which really was, you know, pretty darned cute.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 11:35 AM
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198. Man, what an ugly suit
And is the kid trying to rap? WTF?
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 11:42 AM
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199. Hope those kids enjoy the world they inherit...
Bet they'll be pissed at their parents and their parents' cronies in about 20 years. I don't envy kids growing up in a doomed world. Let em dance while they can - as their parents whistle while digging the graveyard of civilization.
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 11:55 AM
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200. Not a good photo op setup, he looks more like Frank Burns on M*A*S*H
than RFK.
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darkism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:18 PM
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204. Just show the kid the tape in 20 years.
Seeing himself make an ass of himself and his family in front of the entire nation should be punishment enough.
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:58 PM
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206. Interesting contrast between the males and females in those photos...
-Males: Center stage, putting on the show, getting the attention, playing to the camera.
-Females: Passive to the point of appearing submissive, downcast, included only at the margin.

And from what I read about the good Judge Roberts, Jr., this is exactly how he prefers women to exist in his world.
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