I don't suppose the mom made any attempt to correct her kids' behavior?
What little kids don't think that jet planes are cool?
Cool "did, die, crash" - lets face it people go to watch the Blue Angels for the same reason they go to Nascar - they're hoping to witness some cool crashes and explosions!
I bet one of them as aspirations to become the next ECB!
Quick, Erica, offer them internships! Secure your legacy!
wow, what a great Mom, teaching her kids to wish death upon people they don't like.
She's a fucking liar, and you're a sucker for believing her.
Those poor, disturbed little girls are the exact same sort of messed up as the religiously brainwashed kids in "Jesus Camp".
Maybe this is why Sound Transit chose a local artist who actually lived in Seattle to design the art for the UW station ...
Looking forward to the Fake Fur exhibit at the soon-to-be-torn-down ST station on Capitol Hill.
I bet as soon as these kids fall down a well, or something, they'll be all, "Wah, wah! Help us Blue Angels!" And the Blue Angels'll be all, "No way, now we're gonna piss burning jet fuel down the well on your face you emo fags LOL!"
Let's make the same sign for next year's pride parade.
The lyrics are "...beauty they possess inside", Dan. I'm sorry...I couldn't help it. :) But anyway, what kind of mother condones her kids wishing death on anyone? It was nice of you not to post her kids' faces, because they don't know any better (good job, Mom!) and there's still hope for them. But you should have posted hers.
Hi. I haven't been back in a while.
I find myself strangely neutral on the Blue Angels this year. Maybe I'm just so tired of the inevitable griping and infighting that results everytime they take flight that I just don't want to care because taking either side will lead nowhere.
I don't think one should wish death on anyone.
capitol hill/CD is the new laurelhurst (looking at you schmader)....
Jumped the gun posting before mentioning that I find the infighting and griping far more annoying than the roar of the Blue Angels overhead.
Clearly, the mother is a liar. No kid comes up with this kind of opposition to abstract ideas like fuel consumption/decibel levels without overhearing mommy and daddy (or mommy #2) argue.
I DO think you should wish death on some people, but not mildly annoying pilots flying over heavily populated areas.
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I'm sure this mom, unemployed and living off daddy or 2nd mommies income goes to those massive 20 people anti-war protests that march downtown from time to time, shrieking "violence isn't the answer"
#7- spot on
#9- fuckin funny
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So it's o.k. to hope these kids die in a plane crash, yeah?
yes - we should not wish death on anyone - except those with whom we go to war - but not the blue angels - they are only a symbolic representative of our death, I mean war, machines - the blue angels are way cool.
And yes - we are at war - so these kids and their mother are all traitors - who need to be put to death - not that any of us should wish that on anyone - but they are traitors.
My poor cat won't stop stalking about the house and scurrying away in fright every five minutes because his walnut brain only allows him to understand that the dulcet sounds of sky-rape are probably coming from the biggest, scariest fucking monster in the world. Then again, maybe his interpretation is not too far removed from the truth.
The Blue Angels gave my dog paralysis.
@17: Fnarf, for the most part they are flying over the lake and the bridge, hence the closures, when they actually do maneuvers. I don't see how this is any more dangerous than all of the airliners flying constantly over downtown towards SeaTac. And as for the performances for the boat-people on the lake? They're taking their chances, they went willingly. So, I don't mind if a plane plows through a bunch of those boats during SeaFair this weekend. The same thing could happen with an errant jet boat during the races.
Jesus, once a year some jets fly low over the city. Let it go! It's not always about YOU.
If I ever have kids, and they make a sign like that, I'll give them a big hug. I think that's hilarious.
@27.....ever been to the CD? it's sweet.
The Blue Angels are gay?
Wow, Non @18, 20: you're an asshole. Moderators?
I wish car crashes and death on that liberal capitol hill mother.
Come on, that's what parachutes are for! You can hope the jets crash in the lake without feeling any guilt.
Fnarf @ 32 beat me to it. Non, it wasn't worth posting twice.
It wasn't worth posting once.
What Fnarf @32 and Matt @35 said, except that it wasn't worth posting once.
@30 chet, yes I have. Last year I was at the park in the CD,at Judkins Park ,and could see them from there.
It isn't a true protest until there are imported "youth" protesters from Vashon, Bremerton and Bellingham.
... oh yea... and no Free Mumia sign = I ignore you.
I'm sure there are a lot of people here who wish they were.
Non works for The Stranger.
...Can anyone confirm that the pilots occasionally fly in the nude - or does a pressurized body suit prevent inverted body parts? The Blue Angels are part of our "bread and circuses" mentality and help us disremember 20-cent plastic bags, pit bulls and the heartbreak of Heath Ledger.
way to respect her wishes, dan.
kids say the darndest things.
My sainted momma raised me just fine, but I gotta admit that would also love to see those planes crash and burn. I watch them out my window hoping for the biggest possible fireball. Ka-BOOM! But then, I'm just a kid at heart.
@36, agreed, but haven't you posted stuff in that vein? Like, about Will in Seattle?
"Die Die Crash"?
Try explaining that to all the elderly people and pets who think it's the end of the world for four straight days every summer. My pets need to be tranquilized for the duration so their heads don't explode.
Sorry, as annoying as the occasionally unnerving fly-bye can be, planes are still cool as shit. Since fighter jets probably shouldn't be flying over the city, and it's freaking your dog out, stop and think about why you have own a fucking dog in the city. You might come up with a good reason, but so could a blue angels fan.
Glad do see you back, Gomez. Non - yup, that's a well chosen monicker, indeed.
@27, that's not really the case - the Blue Angels fly over lots of neighborhoods (and quite low!), and do maneuvers that bring their wingtips within 2 feet of each other at close to 600 MPH. That's a whole different kettle of fish than a jetliner on a slow steady path toward SeaTac or Boeing Field (though there is certainly some level of risk in that, as well - just orders of magnitude less).
I like watching the Blue Angels, though, and would prefer they not die while flying over Seattle.
And to get back on topic, that's some nice parenting, there. Even if the sign was the kids' idea, mom really ought to let them know that wishing death on people is not appropriate behavior.
I love the Blue Angels, but doesn't anyone think these signs are the least bit funny?
Anyway, I'd have to say from the hand-eye coordination evident in these photos that these children are between 4 and 8. If you let your 8 year old walk the streets holding these signs, you are an asshole, and you should be widely blogged.
In case anybody missed it, I called Gomez a self-hating jerk.
GOMEZ IS A FUCKING SELF HATING JERK
gomez is a fat chink jerk!!!!!!!
Is it time to register usernames yet?
But, isn't that exactly what an F-18 is designed for?
Nice way to make a point on user registration, halfwit.
And no, I don't support user registration, even for loathsome racist morons like you.
@45: yes, of course. But Will in Seattle is asking for it. All Gomez did was say "Hi". and I've never attacked Will's race or sexual orientation.
Mr. Poe @6 is right.
Ziggity @9 made me spit out pork chop laughing.
And those little brats with the sign would sing a different tune if they saw those pilots naked in the locker room at Washington Athletic Club. Holy. Fucking. Shit. My ass started to gulp air when I saw that...
@54 - that's because we have the same race and sexual orientation, Fnarf. If I was a transgender MTF Inuit-Mexican I shudder to think what you might say ...
That said, as I type this, the next office over has a small kid brought in by his scientist mom to watch the awesome view of the Blue Angels from our windows ... and he's thinking he hears them when there's nothing to hear yet ...
But, isn't that [wish death upon people they don't like, @5] exactly what an F-18 is designed for?
Seen it. I agree. 100%.
(It seems we go to the same gym...)
Who wants to make bets that these kids will go to SCCC or possibly Western?
At least the smoke trails are going over Bellevue's towers right now - seems fitting.
Maybe they'll serve instead of swerve ... nah.
Okay .... 60 comments later. What's the score? Who won here? What have we learned?
Bellevue Ave @59, my girlfriend graduated from Western, you insensitive clod!
superyeadon @61, in a Blue Angels gripefest, the only winning move is not to play.
Blue Angels are awesome. I'd love to go that fast and bank like that in something designed to go that fast and bank like that. No four way stops, no tray table, nothing but throttle. Jealous as all hell.
i spoke with some kiddos a bit ago--they were holding light sabers--and they dug the angels.
personally i love it when the show hits us each year. awesome flying.
Lostboy, shes got some mental tenacity because most people only attend western, they never graduate.
I'm constantly mystified as to how the right wing media gets away with portraying leftists as anti-military, anti-american and unpatriotic? How do they get away with it? Why does the public keep buying it?
Replace "Blue Angels" with some ethnic slur on that sign and how many parents would let their kids march around the neighborhood with it?
sorry, nobody for the win. we're all pretty lame, FWIW.
Are you attempting to imply the people who designed and built the F-18 DIDN'T understand it's intended use?
Now, THAT would indeed be pretty "shallow and unthinking" on their part.
By "kids" Dan is referring to his own Kid and Terry and by "Capitol Hill liberal mom" he means Keck...
COMTE @70, I was implying that it's shallow and asinine to suggest that the point of an F-18 is to "wish death upon people they don't like."*
Maybe you meant it in jest and I overreacted. I admit I'm jaded enough by the shrillest gripers that it's hard to tell.
*(The quote is referenced by COMTE @52 but originated with Bud Dickman @5.)
I can't believe it took more than 70 comments to see these quotes:
a) Freedom isn't free
b) That's the sound of freedom
c) U-S-A! U-S-A!
d) This is our country.
Come on people, it's like you're not even *practicing* for the Olympics!
America. Fuck yeah?
@55 and @58 I am so jealous you got to see them in all their naked glory. Were they totally built? Did you see Captain Dunkelberger?
Or, perhaps, Lt. Commander Lambert?
Sorry, momentarily distracted, didn't mean to interrupt the debate, carry on...
ahahahaha! i want to adopt those kids.
@72, what do you think the point of an f-18 is? i'm pretty sure the only use for those things is killing as many brown people as possible. well, i guess some maiming too.
Actually... I saw Lt. Commander Lambert snap Captain Dunkelberger on the ass with a towel on their way out of the showers...
hi im ten and my little sister is nine we were the ones who made the sign we made it because there scare all the animals and there so loud and they represent the war and they drop bombs on other countries
After I stopped laughing, I realized that it's not *actually* appropriate to wish death on the Blue Angels.
I don't want them to die. I want them to go away. It's a waste--of everything. The inconvenience factor is also a waste. The pet trauma factor is sad.
So--kids, wishing death is bad. Find an awesome kid way to make your point that doesn't undermine it.
Not that they aren't super duper expensive killing machines or anything, but I do think the F-18 was actually conceived way back when the Soviets were still our nominal threat (albeit at a time when the U.S.A and the U.S.S.R. were duking it out indirectly by killing each other's brown allies).
I think wishing death on people is pretty lame.
However, if y'all were interested in my take on the Ble Angels, here's my blog post: Terrorism Season
Ble Angels. LOLzers.
the F-18 was designed in the 70s, functions as an all purpose fighter jet. Sure it bombs brown people but primarily at things like SAM sites and radar stations. Hardly the innocent brown people that people claim are affected by this jet.
I don't think these children have experienced a Blue Angels show. Funny thing is how quickly abstract hatred turns into love once the observer meets reality. These children will be enthralled!
I heard $50,000 worth of fuel per show. I can think of better ways to spend that. Then again, the military might get some recruits by impressing people -- though I am certainly not impressed, but I'm not bored looking for anything to distract me from a miserable life of working, reality tv and boozing.
What a luxury for us to hear the scream of air fighters and call it "enthralling", "cool", "wild". Rest assured there are others in the world who hear that sound and instinctively shit in their pants.
Pretty funny, even tho I need to insert a tsk-tsky Seattle lib finger wag for the whole death wish thing.
But still, c'mon, who has NOT wished they could score a Stinger and waste those bastards? Maybe the deaf or those who have their heads filled with patriotic oom-pah music have never been rattled to verge of a death-wish, but the rest of us, patriotic or not, sure have. I've spent 36 years listening to these public nuisances waste tax dollars over my city, and would love another petition to shut them down with, if even for a little while.
I live in Genesee Park neighborhood, right under the flight path, near to the hydroplane "pits" (exactly) and ensuing chaos. Let me say this: Girls, I could NOT have said it better myself.
Fuck you ridiculous flag-waver types who are criticizing their simple, yet spot on message. The Blue Devils are a blight,and an obscene waste of resources.
You live under it for awhile and see if you enjoy all the redneck bullshit trash it attracts to your neighborhood, not to mention the noise, air, and mind pollution it creates. You have no idea what you're talking about.
Why don't all of you "Angel Haters" go down to Freemont, buy a huge bag of "BC BUD" and take your VW Vanagon down to Oregon and camp for the weekend. While your at it you can drag your pets along for the ride.
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