Monday, October 20, 2008

I'm fairly sure there's a felony in here somewhere



This is what I discovered when I opened the trunk of SweetieDarling's car this morning. Twenty stolen campaign signs. And a traffic cone. And some caution tape. (I'm keeping my eyes peeled for the coppers. They'll surely be here any minute.) I shudder to contemplate what this stash means to the fate of humankind as we know it.

Upon being queried as to exactly why she was in possession of these items, I was told that she and her minions went on a scavenger hunt of sorts. They've all decided that they are fresh, shiny democrats and took it upon themselves to rid the world of the scourge of the republicans. To the extent of stealing campaign signs until they tired of it and found something better to do, the details of which I'm certain I'm better off not knowing. I promptly gathered the offending parties, and, in true law school style, delivered a mind numbingly boring scintillating lecture on the perils and ramifications of impeding a campaign, the majority of which I made up on the spot. The ramifications of being caught impeding a campaign by SweetieDarling's mother include:

a) having to replace all of the stolen signs, with an apology;

b) having to join me at the democratic headquarters of our county to learn how to support a campaign and candidate appropriately (and legally).

While I'm not Ms. Popularity at the moment, I hope at least one thing will remain with them. No matter who you support, you don't build your candidate up by tearing the other one (or their signs) down.

But really, how long can you stay mad at someone who has this sticker on their dash?

16 comments:

Lynette said...

LOL. That's right because Chuck Norris frequently donates blood to the Red Cross. Just never his own.

Kitty Cat said...

I think it's hilarious what they did! At least they are not passively sitting by and they have some passion...hee hee.

Dingo said...

Oh my holy hell. I applaud you for having her do the right thing even if a teeny tiny portion of my soul says, "Way to go, SweetieDarling!" No, no. I know what she did wasn't right and I think your punishments are fantastic. She'll learn something from them.

Tamara said...

@ Lynette: That's coz Chick Norris doesn't bleed.

Hahaha... We all do similar things when we're teenagers! my friends and I used to steal road signs and hide them in our closets. So lame, but we thought we were awesome.

Tamara said...

PS: I tagged you.

Being Brazen said...

HA HA HA - thats so funny. Glad noone official saw her doing that.

Great dashboard sticker

CelticBuffy said...

Since I'm not her mother I can applaud SweetieDarling. As a mom, however, I applaud you for showing her the positive way of supporting the campaign.

Kate said...

Oh, I hate learning those kinds of lessons. Ack. Whereas it's appropriate, I would cringe at having to replace the signs with an apology.

moo said...

Chuck Norris doesn't make threats.

He makes promises.

Vodka Mom said...

OMG! I am laughing my ass off right now! Good thing the kids are in music!!!

I would've given them all a round of applause!! (IN my mind, of course.) You did the right thing. Even if they are damn funny. (and brave...)

Twisting Ivy said...

LOL! Okay, I agree that you're teaching them it just ain't right to do that.

But, I think it's damn funny. =)

Ashley said...

"Shiny new democrats" I love it!!! My favorite quote ever, "If you're not a liberal when you're twenty, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative when you're forty, you have no head."

Slyde said...

gotta love them for getting involved! :)

flutter said...

oh HO dear....

kittyconcerto.com said...

that bumper sticker is hilarious!

Dr Zibbs said...

Love that sticker.