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April 18, 2015

The double standard of parental negligence

On April 13th Child Protective Services “retrieved”two unsupervised children from a park in Silver Springs, MD. The Meitivs are being investigated for child neglect after neighbors complained to CPS that the parents repeatedly allow their children to walk to and from a local park unsupervised. The park is two blocks away, the kids ages 10 and 6 routinely make the trek back and forth from their home and they were not harmed in any way. 

Is this an example of people stepping up and protecting a child in need, or is it an example of buttinski do-gooders? 

Flash back to August of 2014, in the middle of a Utah summer, when April Suwyn left her 11-month old baby in the car so she could run in her house to take a shit. Didn't realize what she had done for two hours. Oops! Mother calls it an accident and one that could have been avoided if she “had just gone to the gym” like she usually does. Really? Oh, no charges filed. There are many more of these example of suffocating babies and toddlers with no charges filed because it was an accident.

December 13, 2014 a Texas father was released from prison for further investigation when his 4-year old son was killed in a washing machine- a front loading washing machine. Still not in jail.

February of this year, in Albuquerque, NM, a 3-year old found a hand gun in his 8-month pregnant mother's purse and shot his father and his mother. Parents are fine, no charges filed.

Free range parent April Lawson dropped her 5 and 8 year old kids off at a local park in Tennessee a block away from her house. CPS “retrieved” the two children but didn't tell the mother, who thought something terrible had happened to the children. She spent a night in jail and charged with a class D felony because one of the children was under 8 years of age. Children were fine, someone called CPS and mother was detained. 

And what's with mothers named April always getting into trouble with CPS?

There are plenty of cases (sadly) of deliberate child neglect, abandonment and death. Parents who kill their children, tie them up in basements or drop them off in the middle of nowhere for dead are not who I am talking about. Those people will have a special place in Hell. This is about parents who are teaching their children to be independent and giving them empowerment to make decisions. Ages are always going to be argued, but I’m not interested in that discussion, mainly because our society has spoken about the overarching issue concerning child safety:

Negligent parents who accidentally kill their children have suffered enough. (Negligent?) Parents whose kids weren't in any danger should be jailed.

Good job, people.

January 16, 2015

Academy Awards non-racism called out by racists

In an effort to keep racism alive in this country, the Twit0sphere exploded with angry twits from clueless race baiters yesterday when the Academy Award nominee list revealed that there was not enough diversity on the list. Within minutes, #oscarsowhite gained enough steam to actually become a thing thanks to the racist Twits that flooded the internet.

After disappearing from the public eye after several news sources covered the horrifying death of a St. Louis white guy by several black teenagers (using hammers), Al Sharpton reappeared to announce that he would have an emergency meeting to discuss the unchecked racism running  rampant in Hollywood. Sharpton began his diatribe with a very soothing statement meant to ease tensions on the subject:

"The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets,"

Isn't that special? That will surely bring people to realize that race is a very important topic in this country and that it is a huge problem that must be dealt with.

Only that it really isn't.

If a person looks at a list of anything and the first thing that pops into his mind is that there are too many people of one color, then that person is a racist. It is as simple as that.

The only thing worse than Sharpton's overt racial prejudice, is Obama doing what he does best- making a bad situation worse. The White House announced that it will have a screening of Selma, which apparently didn't receive enough nominations, so that Obama can show everyone that... uh... well, I don't know what that means. Perhaps they think black movies should always be nominated regardless of the shitty acting? Whatever the intent, it will not be a polarizing message.

Hmm, that doesn't sound too far off from the kind of bullshit Sharpton would pull. In fact, I'll make the call now. Here is the breakdown of the US population by race:

So there is the solution I could see Sharpton proposing: 12% of the Academy Awards nominations will be black, 5% Asian and the rest of the races who make a movie will have to duke it out over the other 7%. What a turd. Sadly, there are blacks and guilty whites who would wholeheartedly agree with this asinine proposal.

Here is the best idea I have ever heard on how to end racism- and it doesn't involve sensitivity training, social programs or any type of government spending.

January 11, 2015

Another loss due to political correctness

Veteran ACC referee Karl Hess made an "ethnic" remark to former chairman of the Wake Forest University board of trustees named Mit Shah and is now out of a job. Mit Shah, Now the CEO of an Atlanta-based hotel management company, is of Indian descent and was born in New Jersey, but he grew up in Winston-Salem. What could this 25 year ACC veteran have said that was so devastating during a recent Louisville-Wake Forest game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, that it made Shad jump on his Twit account? Hold on to your mouse. Here it is:

Karl Hess to me at the Wake-Louisville game tonight..."When I'm older, I want to sit in your seat & watch your Egyptian ass ref a game" #Wow

Wow? How about something a little more appropriate like this:

I'm such a thin skinned moron that I can't handle a retort from a referee whom I was flipping shit to. #tittybabiesunite!

Hess was fired for this remark. Really?

I can see the hyper sensitive dolts calling for an apology from Hess for being unprofessional and ignorant, since Shah's decent is not from Egypt. If Hess would have ended his comment with something like, "... you Mobratu looking, mother fucker!" then I could see the outrage. But the cowards who run the ACC decided to just fire him. It is a lot easier to cave to the mob than to stand up to them.

Now Hess is no angel, but he is firm and like to "goof around a lot, and there was no intent to hurt anyone." True dat, Hess. But you can't joke around with sad, tight-wad people who can't take a joke. 

Sadly, this is the new America.