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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

I had to repost - 21 things Liberals have eliminated in North America

With all of the ridiculous new regulations, coddling, and societal mores that seem to be the norm these days, it’s a miracle those of us over 30 survived our childhoods.
Here’s the problem with all of this babying: it creates a society of weenies.
  1. Riding in the back of an open pick-up truck with a bunch of other kids
  2. Leaving the house after breakfast and not returning until the streetlights came on, at which point, you raced home, ASAP so you didn’t get in trouble
  3. Eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the school cafeteria
  4. Drinking water from the hose in the yard
  5. Swimming in creeks, rivers, ponds, and lakes (or what they now call *cough* “wild swimming“)
  6. Climbing trees (One park cut the lower branches from a tree on the playground in case some stalwart child dared to climb them)
  7. Having snowball fights (and accidentally hitting someone you shouldn’t)
  8. Sledding without enough protective equipment to play a game in the NFL
  9. Carrying a pocket knife to school (or having a fishing tackle box with sharp things on school property)
  10. Camping
  11. Throwing rocks at snakes in the river
  12. Playing politically incorrect games like Cowboys and Indians
  13. Playing Cops and Robbers with *gasp* toy guns
  14. Pretending to shoot each other with sticks we imagined were guns
  15. Shooting an actual gun or a bow (with *gasp* sharp arrows) at a can on a log, accompanied by our parents who gave us pointers to improve our aim. Heck, there was even a marksmanship club at my high school
  16. Saying the words “gun” or “bang” or “pow pow” (there is actually a freakin’CODE about “playing with invisible guns”)
  17. Working for your pocket money well before your teen years
  18. Eating pop rocks candy and drinking soda, just to prove we were exempt from that urban legend that said our stomachs would explode.
  19. Writing lines for being a jerk at school, either on the board or on paper.
  20. Playing “dangerous” games like dodgeball, kickball, tag, whiffle ball, and red rover (The Health Department of New York issued a warning about the “significant risk of injury” from these games)
  21. Walking to school alone