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  1. “If I have to listen to one more second of this commie BS…”

    Not to say that I THINK he was…. but some people have said that JFK was really soft on it.

    • Of course – “The State will take care of you” scores well with the chicks. (Never mind that it’s MY money.)

  2. Just before congressman Ed started his Antigun rant he found that his soap box had been stolen by local NRA members…

  3. Where’s that kid standing in relation to Kennedy? Back….and to the left? Interesting.

  4. “Have a gander over there Merl, we’re about to lose yet another perfectly good white boy”

  5. Never stand on the top of the last step on a step stool!!! Does anyone practice safety anymore?

  6. “Now… I was in World War II… those Japs sure wound us up out there in the wide blue ocean… but during the quiet times we’d tell jokes…especially about how those eye-Talians couldn’t hit anything with those lousy Mannlichers they were issued…”

  7. “The very word secrecy is repugnant, in a free an open….where is my secret service?”

  8. “Capitalism allowed me to upgrade from a soap box to this elevated bar stool! It produced this microphone and speaker system to amplify my voice!”

    Meanwhile, the kid nearby thinks, “It gave me the opportunity to callously disregard gun safety rules. I’m taking devil-may-care to a whole new level. Eat your heart out, James Dean!”

  9. The high points of an American boy’s summer: drinking right from the hose and squirt gun.

  10. There’s, ah, no way the forces of, ah the U.S.S.Ahr could ever defeat our young men in , ah, combat.

  11. Not a caption but a comment – nobody seems to care that the kid doesn’t know how to handle a firearm. Is it a cap-gun?

  12. Leftist ideologies, uh huh. Brave new world sure, sure, progressive liberalism, check. Yup, I’m not going to have a future, time to check out.

  13. In this rare historical photograph we see many examples of the adolescent phase of today’s OFWGs, before they have developed the O and F characteristics. Language experts believe the phrase “get your booger hook off the bang switch” may have originated during the time and place depicted in this crude photograph.

  14. I like how all those other kids are just standing around all pimp style, listening to a political speech. I wonder if they went home that night and discussed the JFK/NIXON election while that crazy kid cleaned the cylinder with his tongue.

  15. “You see, folks, I have such an incredible tan that this ghostly young man to my left would remove his upper lip just to have a tan like mine. THAT is what qualifies me to go against those Russkies!


  16. “Ladies… Gentlemen… I’d like to splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it into the winds – hopefully they won’t try to assassinate me later for this statement.”

  17. Will someone please tell the kid behind me to stop clicking his dam pistol before I fall off this wobbly stool!

  18. As one young man was about to demonstrate, some things are easier than stomaching the democrat’s spiel…

  19. If he asks me what I can do for this country one more time I swear to god I will pull this trigger.

  20. “By calling attention to ‘a well regulated militia’, the ‘security’ of the nation, and the right of each citizen ‘to keep and bear arms’, our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fears of governmental tyranny which gave rise to the Second Amendment will ever be a major danger to our nation, the Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason, I believe the Second Amendment will always be important.”

    Maybe it sort of went something like that. Because he did say that in 1960.

  21. mmmhmmm so mr. President you’re sayin that no one will ever make a law sayin the tip of this squirt gun has to be painted orange “for the safety of the children”…

  22. Contrary to popular opinion, the Secret Service didnt really hate JFK, they just forgot the real podium and hoped the gun was a toy.

  23. “…(blah blah blah… liberal blah blah… blah)… now look at this child!”

  24. A few factual tidbits:

    – This was apparently at a campaign stop in Logan, West Virginia during JFK’s presidential campaign
    – Date was April 25th, 1960
    – The opposition candidate on the primary ballot was Hubert Humphrey
    – The day before the election, a key Humphrey supporter switched sides.
    – It later came to light that said supporter received $35,000 to switch sides and make it public.

    You can tell from the skeptical facial expressions that folks weren’t expecting much from JFK. 60 years later, their expectations are pretty well met.

  25. My mom had that exact same step stool/chair in her kitchen. That thing was extremely well made as I’ve stood on it and I weigh 300 lb. I wonder if they are still made somewhere and not from plastic?

  26. Despite his presidency’s comparisons to Camelot, there was a time (now sadly forgotten) when the man in the White House was a President and not a God-Emperor.

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