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Have you ever taken the time to peruse the lovely assortment of government websites out there? You should-- your tax dollars pay for them. There are some really great ones like THOMAS and the Library of Congress. And who can forget whitehouse.org? -- Oops, I mean whitehouse.gov.

Some sites are just downright creepy, some are more amusing than watching Bush try to piece together a coherent sentence. I first realized their entertainment value after visiting the TSA website, researching whether I was allowed to bring 3 or 4 ounces of face lotion/potential bomb-making cream on a recent trip to Los Angeles. Not only did I find the answer to that mind-boggling National Security question, I also found the "Are you on a watch list?" page. What fun!

I thought I had grasped the extent of it, but then I found that most every government website also has a kids page. I'm not talking Student pages intended for high school and/or college students. I'm talking real kids: 5 year olds with sticky fingers that get Captain Crunch stuck up their nose. Well don't worry, the government hasn't forgotten about them, they've made sure they're brainwashed as soon as they learn how to say "dot gov!"

Here are some of my personal favorites:

I know what you're thinking. It was the first thing in my head too. Why in the world doesn't the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency have a Children's page?? Never fear, they have one too.

Next thing you know, the Army's gonna market a video game to kids in a pathetic attempt to glorify warfare and murder so they can meet their recruitment goals. Oh, wait...

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Some of the pages were so outrageous, they have to... by Sherry Mann on Thursday, Aug 16, 2007 at 3:01:14 PM