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Posted: 10/31/2006 10:20:24 AM EDT
My daughter was reading a paperback book a few days ago.  As I passed by she said, “Stupid pigs!”

That got my attention.  I asked her what she was reading and she told me “Animal Farm.”  She also observed that the pigs were a lot like today’s democrats. (BTW, the book was not assigned reading for school).

She then asked me to get her a copy of “1984.”

I’m a proud Dad.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:24:36 AM EDT
[#1]
Context man context. How old is she?
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:25:31 AM EDT
[#2]
how old?
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:59:57 AM EDT
[#3]
She's 15.  She's been getting more interested in political matters.

A while back I overheard her lecturing a friend on welfare (it should only be for people who can't work) and how the government doesn't have any money of its own - it confiscates it from productive people and taxpayers have a right to demand that the government be responsible in managing it.

I don't know where she gets this stuff from...
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 11:05:02 AM EDT
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She's 15.  She's been getting more interested in political matters.

A while back I overheard her lecturing a friend on welfare (it should only be for people who can't work) and how the government doesn't have any money of its own - it confiscates it from productive people and taxpayers have a right to demand that the government be responsible in managing it.

I don't know where she gets this stuff from...


Very good!!!!

Is she on ARF? If not maybe it's time for Dad to pony up for a team membership....
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 11:08:00 AM EDT
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Quoted:

Quoted:
She's 15.  She's been getting more interested in political matters.

A while back I overheard her lecturing a friend on welfare (it should only be for people who can't work) and how the government doesn't have any money of its own - it confiscates it from productive people and taxpayers have a right to demand that the government be responsible in managing it.

I don't know where she gets this stuff from...


Very good!!!!

Is she on ARF? If not maybe it's time for Dad to pony up for a team membership....


Good thought, but with all the fargin iceholes around here, I dont know if I would want MY daughters to be a part of our lovely group until shes at least 35
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 11:09:32 AM EDT
[#6]
After she finishes 1984, I bet she would enjoy "Anthem", "The Fountainhead", and "Atlas Shrugged".



- CD

Link Posted: 10/31/2006 11:12:03 AM EDT
[#7]
She'll be turning 16 in December.

She is disappointed that she will miss the next presidential election by a month.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 11:15:27 AM EDT
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Get her the following books:

FDR's Folly
The Best and the Brightest
A Better War

She will become a life-long capitalist and conservative.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 11:16:50 AM EDT
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She's 15.  She's been getting more interested in political matters.


Fahrenheit 451 might be a good read if she hasn't.  If she wants to stick with Orwell though, "Down and Out in Paris and London" aint bad, and "Burmese Days" I liked a lot.  If she gets really into the style and voice, she might also like Kipling.

Keep her out of Sinclair's "The Jungle".  I think every copy comes with a mail in coupon for the socialist party.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 11:25:25 AM EDT
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BRAVO! You are a good parent!
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 12:00:26 PM EDT
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BRAVO! You are a good parent!


You must have your chest stuck so far out its blocking the whole Internet.

Good daddy
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 12:13:33 PM EDT
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Keep her out of Sinclair's "The Jungle".  I think every copy comes with a mail in coupon for the socialist party.


Well, he was socialist, and the book definitely has socialist undertones, but overall I liked that book - just to read about how NASTY it was before we have the FDA and other regulations...I mean, that was the book that caused them the pass the first real regulations regarding food and labels...
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