We’re doomed as a nation

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Walt sends along this story: the USPS is destroying its entire run of Michelle-A-Stamps promoting physical activity because the images show dangerous practices like kicking a soccer ball while not wearing kneepads.  I suppose execution will be delayed during the government shutdown, which is just another reason we should keep these morons essential workers off our payroll forever.

With the Just Move! stamp issuance the U.S. Postal Service hoped to raise awareness about the importance of physical activity in achieving a healthy lifestyle. However, according to Linns Stamp News, the USPS will be destroying the entire press run after receiving concerns from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition over alleged “unsafe” acts depicted on three of the stamps (cannonball dive, skateboarding without kneepads and a headstand without a helmet). (There’s also a batter without a batting helmet, a girl balancing on a slippery rock, and a soccer player without kneepads or shin pads.)

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  1. Yos

    …the USPS is destroying its entire run of Michelle-A-Stamps promoting physical activity because the images show dangerous practices like [arguing with her husband] while not wearing kneepads. [The images also neglected to show expected practices such as BEND-OVER and SWALLOW.]”

    There, fixed it.

  2. Actually, I think Walt’s flat wrong on this one. In a time of budget constraint and too little money to go around, the President’s council on fitness wants an entire run of postage stamps destroyed because it people aren’t wearing armor? Must have been an otherwise unemployable lawyer who came up with that stupid idea. Whatever the motivation, they just come off as pathetic laugh-inducing hand-wringers by floating such incredibly stupid ideas.

  3. Cos Cobber

    The age of idiocracy has arrived!

    This is the most depressing news of the day. And yes, I am serious. Chickshit like this is galling. The nanny state only knows expansion.

  4. ILL-Logical

    Don’t these pictures discriminate against those in wheelchairs? Or Muslims -no scarves? Or the Orthodox – bare legs? Or the myopic – no eye glasses?

    The world has gone nuts…

  5. Walt

    Dude –
    Thanks for the hat tip. I didn’t know you read my posts. Actually, I wasn’t sure you even knew how to read. So thanks. But I know you can’t write. So work on that and surprise me. You loser.

    Anyhows, you want pettiness? You want to see what a spiteful, bitter, pissypants eunuch we have elected? You want to see a President who acts like a pissy eyed little faggot BRAT? Who just lashes out at everyone when things don’t go his way? WHO DEFINES THE WAY A PRESIDENT SHOULDN’T ACT? WELL DO YA PUNK?? I watched Unforgiven last night. You see that flick Dude? Clint plays a cowboy Dirty Harry Bad guy. But I digress. But it had whores and Dirty Harry didn’t. So worth a gander.

    Anyhows, the pamper wearing Commie in Chief has the Parks Service Police TAKING OFF THE WATER FOUNTAIN HANDLES so people can’t get a drink!! How planned is his spite? It knows no bounds!!

    “In what looks like a spiteful move, the NPS even removed handles from water spigots along the Chesapeake and Ohio canal where bikers and joggers exercise as well as along the Great Allegheny Passage, just to ensure people don’t get any water from them. Instead of saving money, the NPS is expending additional resources to go out of its way to close such locations and to make people miserable”.
    http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=52673#

    What is he going to do next? Go on TV and hold his breath until he turns blue, to get his way? Can black people turn blue Dude? I will settle for purple if he does it. Maybe he should go on TV and threaten to crap his pants if he doesn’t get his way? That’s Presidential behavior by his standards.

    This is the most childish, unpresidential behavior ever on display. Even Francis can’t justify this. A President intent on causing Americans pain, for his own political agenda. A total and utter disgrace. I wouldn’t believe it if it wasn’t really happening. No one can defend this behavior BY A PRESIDENT!!

    Comment Francis? Comment? Please comment!! PLEASE defend this behavior. So we can all see you for the blind, progressive, nonthinking Obamabot that you are.

    I will but you an ice cream cone if you do.
    Your Pal,
    Walt

    • FF

      Do you really have to expend such time on the destruction of stamps? Somehow somebody determines that they don’t like the imagery and therefore you have decided it is emasculating America. We should play a little game, I will make up something absolutely untrue, which accounts for about 75% of what you read and comment upon, then I will, with Karnak like efficiency, predict your reaction. Here goes.

      (AP) Washington D.C. In a development today, President Obama was called into account for his menu at the lunch between Republican Congressional leaders. By all accounts, the plate of salmon over swiss chard was left uneaten by most.

      Your response would be:

      1) Are you FRIGGIN KIDDING ME? The leader of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA serving the kind of food only a New York liberal or a homosexual (NTTAWWT) would eat, Barry just showing he’s no MAN, just a weak child led around by Michelle’s nose ring.

      2) Really, CHARD, CHARD? Can’t go with the real lettuces, like the ones that go on hamburgers, slathered in ketchup letting the grease and gristle roll over his chin, get a little stain on his shirt? And what’s this crap about salmon, too? Probably got it special ordered from those freaking SOCIALISTS in somewhere like Norway, where at least the hotties might kind of mitigate the stupid choice, have you seen those Arctic Circle babes, want to melt an igloo with one of them.

      3) He probably got the stuff from some Park Service monkey, from some secret greenhouse paid for with money he STOLE FROM AMERICA. Obummer is the biggest fraud ever to destroy America, he has no compunction to steal every last dollar laid down, Benghazi, IRS, New Black Panthers, Fast and Furious, SWISS CHARD. We have to impeach him or something worse.

      Of course, I would have to personally say that like Dr. Freud himself said (almost fraud, fraud, like Barry, right? FRAUD!) Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar. They are goddamn stamps, get a grip on yourself, man!

      • Francis, I know Walt, and you are NO Walt!

        Did you get the inspiring reference FF? Hint: VP Debates 1988.

      • Walt

        You didn’t earn your ice cream cone Francis, because as usual, you didn’t answer the question.
        Thirdly, I would never call the President a homosexual – NTTAWWT – I would call him a homo. I can be politically correct. And he is acting like a little pissy assed cry baby homo. Not in a gay way, but a homo way. Real men know the difference. Do you? And you know I am right.

        And firstly, the question I posited to you, you Nathan Lane Nancy Boy, was “Is the President’s behavior – shutting the WWII Memorial to WWII Vets, closing Mt. Rushmore, closing the Grand Canyon and the ocean, and shutting off drinking fountains (FOUNTAIN!! Maybe those should be shut!!) Presidential? YES OR NO!!

        Now, these are the questions you were called here to answer today. Parks closings and Presidential decorum. Not faggots and postage stamps.

        Please tell me that you have something more, Francis. Please tell me you haven’t pinned your hopes to a dimwitted attempt of a regurgitation strategy that totally avoids a response to the question. Please tell me you got more. Is that clear? CRYSTAL!! A FEW GOOD MEN DUDE!!
        Francis – you got nothing. I WANT THE TRUTH!! I CAN HANDLE THE TRUTH!!

        Here is the simple question. Is Barry acting Presidential? I will make it easy for you:
        A) He is for a two year old
        B) It is racist to expect a black President to act Presidential
        C) I don’t understand the question
        D) All of the above
        Pick one, needle dick.

        • Yos

          F!rancis is well aware of the Won’s feet up on the Desk,
          his chewing gum at memorials,
          his failure to hold his hand over his heart during the anthem,
          his petty name-calling during meetings,
          his bowing to foreign leaders,
          his kissing the Soddie sheik’s ring,
          his reference to the Republican base as “Tea Baggers”,
          his public giving the finger to Paul Ryan and to Hillary Clinton,
          his deliberate mispronunciation of the term “corpsman”,
          his “off mike” promise to Medvyedev,
          his bullying of the Supreme Court during a State of the Union,
          his injection of race into the Zimmerman lynching…
          F!rancis knows this and much more.

          What’s incredible is that anyone – even a fellatious moron – would imagine the Golfer in Chief as dignified.

        • Walt

          What I can’t figure out Yos, is do they really think he is dignified, or are they just being Obamabots to make excuses for his embarrassing behavior?

          While I don’t think Francis is any sharper than a q-tip, he does apparently know how to walk and talk, as far as I can tell, so I think he is an Obamabot.

          He drank the kool aid, is blissfully ignorant, and facts don’t matter.

          Or, he may just be a retard. Dude – Is he tethered to a desk in the office, popping Ritalin, and wearing a tard helmet? That will provide us with some clues.

        • Yos

          Walt, I dunno. O-bot or O-tard, perhaps it doesn’t matter.

          Sometimes I just use them as apples on the road: great for target practice and sharpening skills… but never to be taken seriously.

  6. Balzac

    If the USPS were a private business, this nonsense would be followed by a swarm of lawyers making claims for $250 million because some kids somewhere got injured in an activity depicted on the stamps….followed by lawyer preening about “doing the right thing”, battling for “your rights”, “courage”, and “standing up to the powerful”. The private business would then have to close, laying off lots of regular workers.

  7. Anonymous

    I object to the violent depictions of hoops being shot by African Americans and the glorification of war with images of cannonballs.

  8. burningmadolf

    Faceless faces are all the rage now. These kids have no eyes, noses or mouths.
    Chase runs a commercial where a black family moves to a town and the kid sees a picture of a lacrosse team on a banker’s desk and immediately lights up, those kids also had no faces.
    Faces are offensive.

  9. Anonymous

    This kid gets it:

  10. Rivman

    How about Bubble Boy stamps.

  11. burningmadolf

    While we’re on the subject of the pussification of America, how about the Princeton School District’s helmets for SOCCER rule. Google it. Or the Nashua, NH school that has banned tag.
    WTF is going on?

  12. AJ

    How’s this for doom? When the founder’s wrote the Declaration of Independence, the word happiness, as in the pursuit of happiness, had nothing to do with living your life as you saw fit but this, instead:

    “… “happiness meant that feeling of self-worth and dignity you acquire by contributing to your community and to its civic life.” In the context of the Declaration of Independence, happiness was about an individual’s contribution to society rather than pursuits of self-gratification …”

    — that from US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

    http://hotword.dictionary.com/happiness/?__utma=1.1053199219.1381445640.1381445640.1381445640.1&__utmb=1.1.10.1381445640&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1381445640.1.1.utmcsr=directutmccn=directutmcmd=none&__utmv=-&__utmk=138722867

  13. Yardbird

    I for one think its just makes the willing-to-work-harder, richer.
    If you convince everyone that they deserve everything, and they end up getting a watered down, bottom shelf widget life instead, they are simply destroying all of our future competitors in business, life, sport, chicks, etc.
    I for one look around and say, let the fat get fatter, legalize pot and dumb everyone down.
    If they are slower, sicker, dumber, and lazier, it makes the “willing to kill for cash” bastards round these parts that much more successful.

    Bring on the sheep & cows.

    Papa wants a new 2 iron.

    • Cos Cobber

      Yardbird, an advocate for a South American style society.

      Hmmm, said approach always treated me well in college.

  14. AJ

    Fourteen out of twenty sign petition for new law requiring the wearing of helmets for anyone out walking the streets and sidewalks.

  15. TheWizard

    Myself and ten thousand former farm kids are bewildered at this.
    The best way to learn safety is to engage in meaningful tasks after receiving proper instruction and OJT.
    A bizarre concept to many in today’s world it would seem.

  16. Anonymous Citizenette

    A lot of this kind of crap is due to the absurdly litigious society we’ve become, no tort reform in sight……WHERE’S MY SETTLEMENT????

  17. “Let them wear Kevlar” to all National Parks….

  18. Anonymous

    “Boy, 15, kills himself after ‘facing expulsion and being put on sex offender registry’ for streaking prank at high school football game”

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2452030/Christian-Adamek-Boy-15-kills-facing-expulsion-sex-offender-registry-STREAKING-high-school-football-game.html#ixzz2hNTERMcQ
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    I don’t understand how parents today are allowing this politically correct BS to destroy their kid’s lives.

  19. Mark .B

    Ok, I was about to yell at FF for pretending to not see the big picture on this topic in an effort to further stir shit around here (congrats, nevertheless), when I noticed how horrible these stamps are.
    1. The Skip Rope girl clearly sucks at it.
    2. Dribble – “Get away from my ball, Black Kid – this is a white man’s game!”
    3. Shoot Hoops – “HA! Ah dun gotcho BALL, cracka!!”
    4. What the heck is the Turn Around kid doing…?
    5. Hike Up and Pump High – who the hell is naming these activities? Sacha Cohen…?
    These stamps do have to leave, just not for the reasons stated. They just suck.
    I want Molen Labe stamps.

    Anyhoo, FF, you are still a shit-stirrer.