When America was fun for kids

When America was fun for kids

“America is too safe” is one of my sayings. It’s just hard to have fun anymore, especially for kids. When I was growing up in the 60s, on weekends and during summer vacation, our parents dumped us outside and expected us to be back home by evening for dinner. Then we went back out again until dark. Some things were dangerous, but we learned about that and grew up.

Nowadays, government and busybodies have made everything “child-proof,” turning children into “fraidy-cats,” as we used to say. Here’s a video reminding us of a better time:


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  1. Ted Steele, CEO
    Ted Steele, CEO 19 March, 2014, 07:13

    Good points John— but it’s still pretty fun…

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  2. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 19 March, 2014, 09:46

    Yes, John. You no doubt pine for the days when the toy industry actually reflected the lampoon made of it by Dan Ackroyd when he sold bags of glass as children’s toys. Selling lead painted toys and razor sharp objects as children’s toys certainly epitomizes the libertarian mindset, as does ignoring the injuries that kind of pirate capitalism creates.

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 19 March, 2014, 10:47

      Skdog, you have been a part of the largest Prison Industrial Complex ever created on Earth. Something that didn’t exist back in the days where when if you made a bad choice you learned from it without being arrested or having a visit from CPS.

      Your industry has used government control to turn as many citizens as possible into state defined criminals in order to grow your power, wealth, and numbers.

      I do miss those days when a knock down drag out fight with a bully changed his life as much as it did the guy he fought, and all without violent felony charges being placed upon the combatants.

      Another thing I remember about the 1960’s is that citizens were not being beat to death by the local cops or shot at their front doors by the same. 🙂

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      • SkippingDog
        SkippingDog 19 March, 2014, 20:20

        You are becoming more bitter and alienated with each passing day. I won’t be surprised when the OCR runs a B2 story about you barricading yourself in your house by the old water tower and having to be removed by the HBPD SWAT team.

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        • Donkey
          Donkey 19 March, 2014, 21:57

          Sounds like a terrorist threat Skdog! Arte you going to have me “Swated?” That is how lefties operate!

          I just report the facts, just the facts! 🙂 🙂

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        • Ted Steele, CEO
          Ted Steele, CEO 20 March, 2014, 06:53

          He’s right Duncey– you do seem on the verge of a swat standoff situation. Seriously…have you ever considered talking with a professional? It might lower your frustration/stress level some.

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          • Donkey
            Donkey 20 March, 2014, 09:37

            You and Skdog sound like KGB operatives TCS. If a person is obtuse to your commie goals and bureaucracies then your view is they either need to be “Swated,” or need mental health care from a RAGWUS provider.

            What a couple of commie clowns!! 🙂

  3. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 19 March, 2014, 11:59

    In the 1940’s, the neighborhood boys would play outside till they dropped; only with the assistance of stay at home mom’s and their fortifying afternoon cupcakes/grape Kool Aid did we make it till supper after Dads got home from the mill.

    Kids today are pansies….never swam upstream both ways to the corner drug store for a Phosphate, think a homemade bow and arrow are museum pieces seen on a school “cultural” trip.

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 19 March, 2014, 14:13

      The LE RAGWUS feeders would have you reported to CPS as soon as they found a youngster with a homemade “bow and arrow.” Then they would charge the parents for contributing to the delinquency of minor. 🙂

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  4. billyBS
    billyBS 19 March, 2014, 15:02

    I always find comments criticizing youth hysterical. Who raised them and made them soft and selfish? Blink 22 has a song where the lyric says “if you think we’re x*/00d up, it is your fault.” Some should break away from their computer, go to Compton or Richmond, get out of the car, confront some youth with the accusation they are pansies. Suspect we all know who is going to wilt in the heat.

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  5. Queeg
    Queeg 19 March, 2014, 21:19

    Love the pansy posters deflecting from the modern realities of chubby, docile, drugged, dumbed down kids as the norm in public schools…..unfit for Home Depot and never for honorable military duty.

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  6. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 19 March, 2014, 21:41

    Good points, Queegy. There sure does seem to be a whole lot of Pugsley looking kids these days. Probably the result of too many moms and dads thinking they need to drive their chubby little DNA packets to and from the school that’s only three blocks away each day.

    Hard to picture these little fatties marching on the grinder or learning to squeeze through a hatch, much less surviving the physical requirements of a Combat Arms organization like the Marines or the Army.

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  7. Ted Steele, CEO
    Ted Steele, CEO 20 March, 2014, 06:57

    LMAO off SkipD— The parents drive the corpulent little lords to school for babysitting and then they bitch about the educational quality….Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  8. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 20 March, 2014, 08:32

    You know….the 1940’s were pretty darn good.

    Men sweat and spit tobacco. Women cooked real homemade comfort food.

    The fearsome sound of “The Paddle” reverberated through the school halls…..at times…..

    The sound of shifting gears from those jet black Fords and clunky Dodge’s was awesome.

    Cupcakes where on every kitchen counter…..how bout a Duncan Hines devil food layer cake?

    Who had time to get fat…..there was hiking, 22 shooting, kick the kan, pickup baseball, street football, the town “plunge”.

    Nerds, trolls, Bubba’s didn’t exist…..at least we didn’t see any.

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    • Ted Steele, Manager
      Ted Steele, Manager 20 March, 2014, 08:42

      Well said Pack n ship— that’s how I remember it too….

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 20 March, 2014, 09:39

      It was called freedom. The very same freedom the RAGWUS is destroying!! 🙂

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      • SkippingDog
        SkippingDog 20 March, 2014, 09:50

        There you go with your bitterness and hatred again, Donk. You really should talk with your doctor or a counselor about your mental health – really! Perhaps a little talk therapy and some anti-depression medication would make you a nicer, albeit probably not better, little beast of burden.

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        • Donkey
          Donkey 21 March, 2014, 08:57

          Just like the KGB Skdog, if an underling, in your mind, doesn’t drink your Kool-Aid then the problem is in need of state mental health.

          Many don’t agree with the Police state in California! 🙂

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      • Ted Steele, Manager
        Ted Steele, Manager 20 March, 2014, 15:51

        Dunce— Honestly amigo—- you do appear VERY frustrated out here EVERY day—-If you talked with a pro she might fix you up to feel better about things/yourself etc. You would probably be a better poster out here too– think about– I am serious– worried about you little buddy!

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        • Donkey
          Donkey 21 March, 2014, 08:58

          TCS, the only thing you are worried about is that pension check. 🙂

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          • Ted Steele, Manager
            Ted Steele, Manager 21 March, 2014, 12:59

            sorry amigo my pension check is not very big— I only did a few years there little buddy—- but I know that makes you jealous and upset. LMAO

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