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Parents: The Anti-Drug

Posted by Rick · May 2nd, 2004 · 3 Comments

In my town, there are bulletin boards all over the place that say, “Parents: The Anti-Drug.” These encourage parents to talk to their children about drugs, in order to keep them safe.

But parents are overlooking a far greater danger.

[T]here’s the question of vote preferences ? a more fanciful one, since the voting age is 18. In this poll 47 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds say they’d vote for George W. Bush if the election were today, 31 percent for John Kerry, and seven percent for Ralph Nader.

Interestingly — and this no doubt explains our pestiferous visitor from Florida —

Bush does six points better with 12-, 13- and 14-year-olds than with older teens, but leads Kerry by significant margins in both groups.

It seems the closer one gets to being an adult, the less likely one is to vote for George Bush. Yet the biggest laugh, as usual, goes to California:

The president might want to consider lending his support to legislation currently before the California legislature: It proposes giving 14-year-olds one-quarter of a vote and 16-year-olds one-half a vote. [Ed. note: emphasis added.]

Oy. Maybe parents aren’t going to work, after all. Aren’t most of California’s legislators adults?

Categories: Politics-In-General


3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nat Dawson // May 2, 2004 at 7:30 pm


    You need help, Rick.

    The first step is to admit you have a problem.

    The description of your problem is “John-Kerry-is-our-nominee”. This is a potentially serious syndrome, Rick. If you’ve even nodded off while listening to this drone give a speech then get ready to be comatose by November.

    He is a stultifying, incurable, terminal, insufferable B-O-R-E!!!!!! Why did you people have to pick someone even MORE pompous than Gore?

    Oh look – another Kerry yawn…err…speech on C-Span. No need to break out the Sominex. This will do it.

  • 2 Rick // May 4, 2004 at 10:48 pm

    If ever there were a post to show why I’ve mostly been ignoring you lately and letting the others have their fun wasting a reply to you, it’s this note of yours.

    Have you ever read anything I’ve written about Kerry?

    So far, not a single one of my posts about Kerry has been positive.

    Ultimately, I think he’s going to be less destructive of our country than Bush, so if he’s all we get, I’ll probably vote for him. But I’ve not said one nice thing about Kerry in my posts about him. And your comment makes clear that you don’t know this and are simply spewing pointlessly.

    So, in case you’re wondering, this is why you’ve not seen many responses from me regarding your comments elsewhere, such as in Bob’s post about Kerry that got so much activity today (5/4/2004). I wouldn’t have bothered posting this response to you if it weren’t for the fact that I thought other readers, who may also not have seen any of my other posts, might think you’ve correctly characterized my stance on Kerry.

    You have not. I’m convinced you wouldn’t know a correct statement of fact if it crawled up your…

    …left nostril.

  • 3 ToiletStud // May 13, 2004 at 6:37 pm

    I fell asleep today just listening to John Kerry go on and on about nothing.

    After listening to him, the life has gone out of me.

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