Parenting – You’re doing it wrong

While there are certainly enough bits and bytes being burned on the happenings in Boston to keep the inter-tube flooded for a good long while there’s something that came across my radar that – I’m taking a dim view of, maybe I am over reacting.

This is a picture supposedly from the Boston area during the man hunt for the so called Marathon Bombers.

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Okay in the interest of full disclosure here – It came from a conservative group I  ‘liked’ at one point on FB. So I see their updates.

The whole meme behind the picture is one of like in other posts here, concerns of the actions in Boston during the manhunt of an emerging police state. They’re valid concerns, I have my own views on that particularly prickly  thorn bush – but I’m not really going to delve into it in this post.

What immediately popped into my head when this crossed that radar was not some concern about the “police state” in America – It was more of primal level – the level of a father.

As soon as it popped up the first thing I said was – “What.The.Fuck.Over”.

Look at this picture and tell me – what is this person taking the picture – I am assuming due to downward angle of the lens’s field of view that it is an adult. Possibly this Child’s Parent. What in the flying FUCK is this mouth breathing moron thinking here?

Hey you, photo taking intestine filler for brains. Yeah You, com’er a second…. let me explain something to you…..

– Your (assuming here) fucking 10-12 year old daughter is standing in front of a plate glass window.

– During full scale police / Para- Military Operations.

– There are people out there running around with fully automatic weapons, and a terrorist considered “armed and extremely dangerous” who has already taken innocents life, set off two bombs, and a score of others explosive devices around Boston.

Now tell me short bus – Do I need ask you ? What could POSSIBLY go wrong in this situation?!?!?

Do you not see an inheritable danger of allowing your young daughter to stand in front of a plate glass window during all of this? No? Well gee, You truly ARE a  special kind of fucking stupid aren’t you?! Here’s your sign:



Given the same situation I am quite confident my kids would have been no where and I mean NO fucking where in the area of a plate glass window over looking the street – in fact I probably would have made every effort humanly possible to egress the entire area until such times as it was a little less of a hot zone.

To me, that’s just plain common damn sense. Failing that, I would have had them somewhere as far away with as many fucking walls as possible between that front wall and them as possible. With me armed to the teeth sitting right with them playing a marathon session of Monopoly. Paranoid? Too Much time doing the Anti Terror training crap I have to? Maybe.

As I post this I just keep getting more irritated with it. Who the fuck allows their kid to do this? Are fucking parents so god damn fucking stupid these days they cannot put a little common sense in front of their PATHETIC  primal urge to impress somebody – anybody!11!!Eleventy!!  On god damn Facebook with their latest fucking cell phone inst-a -gram and Twitter bullshit?

I really WOULD love to meet this kids parent that took that picture – I would. I don’t care if they are Conservative, Libertarian, full on blown Liberal, or a little Oompa god damn Loommpa from the Wonka Chocolate Factory…just so I could look at them and say – “you sir,  (or ma’am as the case may be) – are a full on fucking mouth breathing  protruding brow retard, I pity your child”.

Maybe some of you can come up with a Caption for it – hence the tag of “Caption THIS” for the post – my Post title is the best I could come up with and not start a bout of Touretetts syndrome style cursing –  have at it.












  1. 1
    LC Light29ID - The Imperial Asshole growls and barks:

    Snarl, I’m going to take the opposite view because I think this is what the father would be saying: “Daughter, I want you to take a good, long hard look at this and remember, always remember…this is what tyranny looks like and I don’t want you to ever forget it.”

    The first step in defeating tyranny is seeing it up close and personal.

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Not to rain on your parade, but that house is about 1 mile from where the future occupant of Old Sparky is located. We also don’t have a time stamp. This might have been taken long after the police had cleared this area in their search. (Judging from the light levels and what the weather was like the other day, I’m guessing mid to late afternoon)

    I increased the size of the picture so I could read the street sign, then looked up the street scumbag was captured on. Then google maps.

    Now if you want to really let fly, might I suggest a review from this missive in Esquire.

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    BigDogg - Imperial Thread Killer (ITK) growls and barks:

    My reaction was the same as Light’s … “take a good long look at this, Sweetie … THIS is why your Mom and me are trying to move away from here, and why we get so upset about that ‘pliticle’ stuff.”

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    LC Light29ID - The Imperial Asshole growls and barks:

    angrywebmaster @ #:

    Dude, great job :em01: Now please for love of all that is Good and Holy get an outdoor hobby :em06:

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    TerrenceK growls and barks:

    The photograph is interesting from another perspective:
    The flowers facing inside are easy to see.
    The back of the hair of the girl is easy to see.
    In order for the flowers and hair to be visible (while away from the outdoor light source) the picture had to be taken with a flash, making a nice visible momentary target for someone down below.

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    angrywebmaster @ #: 2

    Not to rain on your parade, but that house is about 1 mile from where the future occupant of Old Sparky is located. We also don’t have a time stamp. This might have been taken long after the police had cleared this area in their search. (Judging from the light levels and what the weather was like the other day, I’m guessing mid to late afternoon)

    Which only illustrates my point.

    You’re estimating Mid afternoon? That means the guy was still on the loose. Correct? Can you 100% for certain say that this so called cleared area was truly cleared? What if the y missed him – what if he doubled back and got past them?

    He was a captured a mile from this picture if your information is correct – where was he until the point they caught him later that night ? Closer – Further? Was he holed up in that boat all day? I don’t know his path of evasion so I don’t know where he was, I haven’t read anything thus far that clearly states he was in fact stationary, but for the sake of argument lets say he is closer – and on the move.
    Assuming he’s wounded from the previous shoot out that will slow him down some, Obviously.

    So let’s time him, In my 19 year old days, or his age – I could cover a 2 minute half mile and not break a sweat hardly. Just a few seconds over a 4 minute mile was my best time, on a distance run I set the pace at around 6 minutes. Yes I was a cross country runner at one point, so lets say wounded and no long distance running training or background – how long is it going to take him to cover that mile?

    7, 10 minutes ? 15 ? Let’s go 15 and he is moving towards you, breaks cover and gets caught in the open and a fire fight ensues. I go on the ultra conservative side here – say he covered half that mile – He’s 800 yards away – half a mile now.

    Almost anything – any round especially a rifle round is going to have the capacity to travel that half mile distance between you and him – it only takes one stray round from him, or a LEO – and it’ll still be carrying enough power behind it to if not kill that little girl quite possibly ruin the rest of her life. I’m reminded here of the VA Beach Riots in the early 90’s – Someone fired several rounds off – they as far as I know don’t know exactly who, but they know it came from the north end of the strip – it hit a guy on the beach a full 900 yards south of where they think the gun was fired… luckily he was hit in the leg. It was a 9MM round.

    As far as the Esquire article goes – more proof – people are utterly lacking in common sense and good judgement these days, but let one of those gawking fools catch a stray round and the fools will be screaming police brutality and suing for millions.

    Sorry, Light and BigDogg, I have to dissent – No matter if her Father or Mother as the case may be, is a Gun toting red white and blue conservative or a howling Moonbat – you do not allow your kids to go gawking out a window when bullets are flying or have the possibility to be flying with little or no warning – not to teach them a political point, not to show them the evil governments handiwork – not for any reason.
    Your first duty as a parent is to protect your kids – with your very life if need be.

    This parent failed in that – miserably. Much better ways about teaching your kids about liberty than letting them stand in front of a plate glass window where a fire fight can break out at any second.

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    LC Light29ID – The Imperial Asshole @ #:

    Now please for love of all that is Good and Holy get an outdoor hobby

    Laundry day today.
    Besides, it only took me 5 minutes to dig this up.
    And as for outdoors?

    Outside is for the birds.
    Probably will go up and shoot of a couple hundred rounds next week, time permitting at my local INDOOR range.

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    LC Light29ID - The Imperial Asshole growls and barks:

    LC IB CiSSnarl5.7 Imperial Foreign War Correspondant @ #:

    Well, from a tactical standpoint there is at least 100m of clear field of fire so the risk of a planted IED is minimal. As for a thrown device it a) would have minimal explosive power and b) it would be against the armored threat. We can’t see below the window sill or to the sides but SOP is that armored vehicles don’t move without boots on the ground and vis versa so assume ground support. In the event of gunfire again it would be against the greatest threat i.e. armor and ground troops. She also has what looks like a credenza that she’s leaning on which would provide some blast protection. Also we don’t the length of time she’s been standing there. Assume long enough to take the picture give er take.

    IMHO the threat level is low

    PS. Remember he was also wounded and he was evading so the threat would have been behind this house or behind the houses across the street. He most likely wouldn’t engage unless spotted.

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    Orion growls and barks:

    Possible Captions:
    “Gee Daddy, didn’t we live in the United States yesterday?”


    “Daddy, are they chasing Godzilla or one criminal?”

    “Daddy, will it be like this when they take us to the camps?”

    “Daddy, when did the Constitution actually mean something?”


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    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    LC IB CiSSnarl5.7 Imperial Foreign War Correspondant @ #:

    Assuming he’s wounded from the previous shoot out that will slow him down some, Obviously.

    Apparently the blood on the boat was from a leg wound. Daily Mail.

    Tsarnaev reportedly lost significant amounts of blood after suffering two wounds. One was a gunshot to the leg he sustained during a running gun battle with police early Friday. Another was the wound to his neck.

    Neck wound is from dumbass not knowing how to kill himself…

    And I’m seeing that the FBI :em05: is looking for at least 12 more from their “cell”. All that they need to do is look that the local place of satanic worship. Or CAIR….

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    An Urgent message from the left wing media:

    Members are frantically combing through the suspects’ belongings to remove any Obama campaign paraphernalia and searching for pictures of Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul or anything that commemorates George Bush. We swore to protect Obama’s fictitious image and to twist all facts to his political advantage. Therefore, if those pictures or Bush memorabilia can’t be found- we are duty bound to plant them. Audience members are required to memorize our mantra, “we report- you reiterate.” Keep your minds closed and your eyes open! Our mission is to keep you indoctrinated and uninformed. What you don’t want to know won’t hurt you.

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    single stack growls and barks:

    I’m with Snarl and Light (post #1) on this.

    If I was stuck there at the time I would bunker up in a part of the house where no one looking in could see us. This is because of the danger posed by a bunch of trigger happy jackboots who could at any time see someone and start panic firing ala the Dorner incident.
    At some point I would have the kids sneak a peek over the table at the window, keeping low and only looking for a few seconds, so they could see tyranny in action, and being cautious and stealthy to emphasize the danger posed by the storm troopers occupying the area. I sure as hell wouldn’t let anyone in the house stand in full view of the street. Even if the SS in the vehicles below didn’t do something stupid some yahoo down the street might decide there was a threat in the window that had to be “neutralized”.
    As for the stupidity displayed in the picture, you have to remember this is in one of the most far left areas in the country, where the proles cheered the storm troopers after the undeclared martial law was lifted. Never forget, when it comes to dictatorship, “IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE”, even when it’s happening right in front of you.

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    Library Czar growls and barks:

    I have to agree with the others. First thing I thought of was; Honey, this is the face or tyranny. All this excess of force for one 19 year old loser. Had he jumped into my yard he would have been either shot or held at gunpoint until the authorities arrived. And as it turned out it was not the Police who found the perp it was an alert citizen. Who is lucky to still have his head attached to his shoulders if the accounts are correct.

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    Okay I can see I am pretty much the lone dog in this one – and that’s fine.

    The overall point of the post isn’t about the reactions of the government to this, You’ll get absolutely no argument from me that the specter of what that little girl is gazing out the window at is chilling. But it’s not about that – It’s about people not using common damn sense – frankly I’m dismayed at some of the responses – this audience on this blog almost to a person are ALL experienced shooters, we all know what bullets can do.

    You’re just not ever going to convince me that allowing your daughter to stand in front of a plate glass window when there is even a remote possibility of gun fire 50 feet away is wise. Political lessons be damned.

    As an aside just so we know where I personally stand IRT the ‘shelter in place; – in the scenario I painted above – sitting with my children under ‘lock down’ that’s a two way street – That means NO-ONE comes into the perimeter I am protecting – heavily armed Mall Nija’s included. Get a fucking warrant.

    Another point is (one that popped into my mind just now is) – are YOU going to trust what the press is putting out that this is just ONE gunman? In the first 36 hours of this debacle there were at least half a dozen ‘breaking news’ alerts from every media outlet in the country and every last damn one of them were wrong – what if this guy WASN’T alone, and he was part of a larger cell, what if there were another 10-15 -20 Splodydopes that seeing their fellow Muslim in trouble didn’t come crawling out of the shadows and really make things fucking interesting? At that particular intersection? Not like that hasn’t happened before – see Arab spring riots if you don’t think it can’t happen.

    After all, Its not like the person taking that picture probably had to do things the old fashioned way – take the picture, wait until the roll of film was full, truck down to the drug store, turn it in, get it developed, and then go back and get it. This is the age of the digital camera, my damn BlacBerry cursed device that it is- has a resolution on it’s camera that would make my first digital look like something from the stone age – if anything, you want to teach your kid a civics lesson? YOU stand in front of the god damn window taking the picture and then upload the thing or failing that, show it to her on the damn camera itself.

    These parents — did it wrong.

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    LC Timberwolf - Keeper of the Imperial Malinois growls and barks:

    Actually, being the hardcore, pragmatic, logical type, when I saw this photo, I was stunned. Something about it broke my hard, black heart. Then it hit me:

    “Loss of Innocence”

    Now I’m fuckin’ depressed. And some kinda shit got in my eyes. Only in America, right?


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    LC Timberwolf - Keeper of the Imperial Malinois growls and barks:

    Aw, fuck, now I’m so pissed I can’t go to sleep, the Ol’ Lady wants to kill me, and the Imperial Malinois senses that he should kill something, but he hasn’t figured out what yet, so he’s awaiting orders.

    Damn, I don’t know why this torques me off so bad … Yeah, I do!

    If my kids or grandkids or their grandkids live to be 105 years old, they should NEVER be able to look out the window and see that shit outside of their house! Not in OUR fuckin’ country!

    Belay that last communication. Correction. Caption that pic, “America the Beautiful, My Ass!”

    I’m feeling inordinately wicked. I think I’ll check my Bugei Shobu Zukuri. ‘Nite.

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    jdog43 growls and barks:

    :em06: This is a nghtymare ready to happen. It reminds me of NAZI roundups in the shetls. G-d help us.

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    otpu growls and barks:

    Google “iraqi death blossom” and be afraid.


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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    There is another picture out there of those same two trucks, with about 20 Goons police types hanging off them.
    “Yeah, we all look so cool, carrying all these guns and hanging on to the sides of the trucks, rather then riding inside.”