The [Ninja Turtles] henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady have hijacked the musical genres for us just like the Lone Ranger hijacked the William Tell Overture for our parents.

- xkcd

Friday, September 29, 2006

Don't Forget the Children

[UPDATE] The Mark Foley story blew up right after I posted this. I'm not going to bother to link to new stories about it though. I'm sure you can find those on your own.

Lost in all of this talk of who is or who really is destroying America is the topic of our children. Children our most precious renewable resource (and next to hydrogen are our greatest hope to removing the gasoline powered car) and need to be protected.

Thankfully, in addition to passing laws that will redefine how the president can screw over people our elected members of congress find time to communicate with the children.

How exactly they do this can take many forms. Consider this picture of Senator Kerry taking a break from milking the ketchup cow (hmm, I just realized that is sounds disturbingly sexual ... too late to take it out now!) to do a little meet and greet in Iowa.

Or perhaps we should consider the less innocent communications. Like those of Representative Mark Foley. Who as detailed in a report by ABC had sent creepy messages to a minor.

Like this one:
I am in North Carolina..and it was 100 in New that's really hot...well do you miss DC...Its raining here but 68 degrees so who can argue..did you have fun at your conference....what do you want for your birthday coming up...what stuff do you like to do
or perhaps this:
how are you weathering the hurricane...are you safe....send me an email pic of you as well....
While nothing too terribly overt here, they are all just SLIGHTLY creepy. This makes it more surprising though when we learn that Rep. Mark Foley resigned today.

Maybe this guy should get a job in a secret prison somewhere. If he's half as good at torturing prisoners as he is the written language we'll get a lot of good intel out of them.


At 9/30/2006 6:41 AM, Blogger mdhatter said...

this post makes me a little horny.

At 10/03/2006 10:14 AM, Anonymous Adorable Girlfriend said...

Gross. Leave Kerry and the photoshopped photos out of it.

Mark Foley is so tragic. I've gotten drunk way more than him and I never sent e-mails to little boys while intoxicated. That is unless UC counts as a little boy.

At 10/04/2006 7:36 AM, Blogger dontEATnachos said...

it's not photoshopped.

At 10/04/2006 12:11 PM, Anonymous Adorable Girlfriend said...

I don't believe any blog that links to Craig's List.

At 10/04/2006 2:37 PM, Blogger dontEATnachos said...

how about the official site

At 10/06/2006 8:51 AM, Anonymous Adorable Girlfriend said...

More possibly, but AG is still not convinced that Kerry's staffers would have let that happen. The one on the right is holding his hand, but the elbows do not match up.


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