Cory Doctorow at 6:22 pm Sat, Oct 20, 2012
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Redditor Aspirin742 and his six-year-old daughter Elissa are both contenders in a hard-fought election for President of their house. The campaigning has gotten really ugly.
My 6 year old daughter and I are having an election for President of the House (imgur.com)
(via Super Punch)
One more example of the oppressive patriarchy squashing the political aspirations of women.
There is no way I am voting for someone who eats beverages. You drink beverages! Dad is a fool.
Goddammit, you stole my joke!
You can still use the one where you accuse Alissa of drawing an image of her father in a black & white, dramatic, slow-motion way to evoke feelings of fear in its readers.
Pop is something popcorn kernels do.
You’re thinking of soda.
depends on where you live.
Who gets to tell the newly elected president that they can’t do squat without support from the house members? Yes the one you just called “stinky”, “ugly” and a poop eater on national internet. ;)
As with many a government is which there is no clear majority, there will be the need to form a coalition, backroom deals will be made, members of the opposition will be getting in bed with one another… um, has mommy endorsed a candidate yet, or will she be voting the Green Party?
It may be a daddy and pop situation. You never know how literal kids can be.
Uh-ph, I heard that Elissa has just retained Gloria Allred…
Her father is ugly. Screw him!
That’s how we got into this situation…
Blame Mum (Mom for our American viewers), she’s the one who first voted for him!
Some vote with their pocketbook, some with their fanny-pack…
Calvin’s Dad from Calvin and Hobbes had the same problem.
Elissa’s smiling on her poster, which tells me that her administration would be approachable and conscious of my needs. On the other hand, Daddy can put his poster higher, and sometimes you need somebody who can reach high things.
My anonymous source says they’re secretly blood relatives, so there’s very little difference between the candidates. WRITE IN CAMPAIGN FOR MOM!!!
A third party? Go on if you want to throw your vote away…
Who do you suppose is voting *and* counting the votes?
There is only one valid choice…
End the Fed. And Early Bed-Times.
Pop? Is this a Minnesota election by chance??
It’s the Northern Plan. Daddy realizes he’s alienating California and New England by eating “pop” instead of soda, but he would have lost those anyway. Elissa could solidify her support from the South by eating “coke”.
Frickin dogwhistle politics, man.
i want to see elissas’ birth cetrticate & dad’s tax returns from the last 3 years before I cast my vote.
I want to know more about this popping (pooping?) cat.
We all know it’s Mom who is really in charge in the backroom, Dad and Alissa are just two flavors of the same party. She controls the action with candies and other forms of bribery, especially since Citizens United.
If either of them ever actually says something that threatens the authority and position of Mom, then look out.
Life imitates Fallout…
For the love of Cthullu PLEASE don’t give the current Presidential candidates any more ideas for negative attacks.
I could see it coming to this…
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