Thursday, December 22, 2011

Their tender sensibilities

Like many people the owner of this Wisconsin hotel does not appreciate the sale of his fair state to the Koch Brothers.

Naturally those giving the brothers virtual handjobs are affronted:
You know, people with kids are driving by. And you know there are little kids who are 8, 9, 10 years old who are old enough to be able to read that and might say, ‘Mommy, what does that mean?’” said Andrea Lombard, a Sauk County supervisor and first vice chairwoman of the Republican Party of Sauk County. “Well, how does Mommy explain that? I’m not sure.”
Yes, how can mommy explain something she has no experience doing? (via Balloon Juice)

9 comments:

StonyPillow said...

The No Tell Motel is Gumby-approved. Those gloves he's wearing as a disguise don't fool me. O well, everybody needs coin.

Malacylpse said...

Speaking as a parent of a child, let me give StrawMommy some advice: children are often exposed to strong language. When they ask what a Kochsucker is, say the following: "That is a bad word. It is very mean to call someone that. You should not say that word."

I mean, seriously - by the time they can read a three-syllable word, they have heard the word "fuck" more than a few times.

WallytheWineGuy said...

Why engage in sexual politics here with a tired cliche about married women and fellatio? The sign says "kochsucker" and explaining the Kochs' wholesale purchase of the electoral process to a child would be a good start to remedying the problem.

Anonymous said...

Gee. "What will we tell the children?"

Where have I heard that before...?

A.J.

Montag said...

Athenae put it fairly well yesterday: "Apropos of nothing, I'm just about done with 'How do I explain it to my kids?' as a reason to deny people their legal right to do anything."

Anonymous said...

"Won't somebody think of the children??"

Yeah, about time somebody told them:

"Johnny, I'm afraid there are obscenities in this world; obscenely rich assholes who want to take everything and fuck up the planet for everyone else."

Special kudos to someone willing to risk losing business s\he probably needs, in order to speak truth and stand up to powerful shitheads. I hope progressives will take extra pains to find and patronize this guy. Some probably do, just on seeing the sign, even people who have a house down the street...

Susan said...

It so reminds me of the early 1970's bumper sticker "Impeach the Cox Sacker." Ah, I guess even in the good old days we weren't worried about the sensibilities of little eyes!!!

pansypoo said...

try to explain to the child that their new governor cut funding go th schools + that's why people are swearing.

MarkC said...

And to take it one step further, if American kids weren't shielded from the realities of the world as much as they are, we wouldn't all be spending our first decades of adulthood learning basics of economics, mortality, and human nature.