Six‐year‐old girl (about book on Obama): That’s our new President!
Teen: Yeah, do you know what his name is?
Six‐year‐old girl: Martin Luther King!

–Huntington Beach, California

Overheard by: tori

Activist #1: Hey girls, want to save the world together?
Girl #1: Ummmm…
Activist #2: Do you like our planet?
Girl #2: Eh, I’ve been to better. Thanks, but no thanks.

–Seal Beach, California

Seven‐year‐old, loudly: What do you mean nana doesn’t vote Democrat?!

–Cape May, New Jersey

Overheard by: The RJP

Crackhead: Yeah, I’m kind of known around here as the sheriff of the North Shore.
Local guy: Yeah? Well, then I’m the mayor.
Passing Australian surfer: I want to be prime minister. 

–Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

Overheard by: Jehan

Naked guy: Do you know why I love going to nude beaches?
Naked chick: Why?
Naked guy: No Republicans.

–Field 5, Robert Moses Beach, New York

Overheard by: Stila

Big jock: We just need to give America back to the Muslims.

–Barceloneta Beach, Barcelona, Spain

Overheard by: Confesed Passerby

Surfer bro: Wait, isn’t Barack Obama one‐half Jamaican?

–Santa Cruz, California

Teen: What’s Hezbollah?
Dad: Well, it’s hard to explain. They’re a terrorist paramilitary organization, but they’re also a humanitarian social services organization. They’re sort of like the Super Wal‐Mart of the Middle East.

–Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Woman in restaurant: I hear Clinton might run again. And there’s nothing to stop him!

–King’s Beach, Tahoe, Nevada

Overheard by: Spectater

Black tween girl to girlfriend on cell: It’s mad hot out, you deported Dominican.

–Bergen Beach, New York

Overheard by: its not THAT hot out