Long Weekend

Well it has been a lovely long weekend, marred only by the usual lack of internet connectivity. Let’s do a quick round-up:

The world didn’t end last week. No surprises there. Eric has been flailing around, explaining how the comet may not actually cause the wave but merely be blamed for it, that he saw the comet enter the atmosphere, that we should be mindful of the upcoming resignation of the US Treasury Secretary…. blah blah blah. It didn’t happen Eric, give it up. The aliens aren’t talking to you, you’re crazy.

Michael Jackson made his first official public appearance this weekend, and guess where he decided to go? An orphanage. That man should fire his publicist. Right now.

Also, here is another argument for requiring a licence to become a parent: putting a child in the tumble dryer because she spilled something on herself. The 13-month-old girl suffered severe burns to her feet and her left hand, after the mother’s boyfriend put her in the dryer, closed the door and turned it on for ‘a couple of minutes’. Granted, Samuel Siddall wasn’t the child’s father, but in a case like this i feel that castration should be part of the mandatory sentence. This person has proved that they are totally and utterly incapable of parenting a child, and should never be allowed to have a child of their own. Ever.

You may think i’m overreacting, but at least one person has managed to kill her own baby this way. Can you really believe that there’s a god, when people who would make wonderful parents He makes infertile, and yet He gives children to people like this?

4 Responses to “Long Weekend”

  1. Ditto to all of that. Why does a person need I license to go fishing but not for parenting. These people make me mad.

  2. 100% agreement. either that, or STOP being such bastards about people without prior child-abuse records adopting. from both sides, it’s fucked up.

    maybe we should do it by vote – like hot or not websites. put up people’s photo’s, histories and personal descriptions of themselves, and then let anyone who’s interested vote and comment for a couple of months. have all comments checked out, then decide if parenting should be a possibility in their future.

    10 – mommy! / daddy!
    1 – gear up for surgery!

  3. how about just a simply psychological evaluation? a little test, with questions like this:

    1) your daughter spills some milk on herself. Do you
    a) explain to her that it was an accident, but she really should try to hold her cup up straight because she’s got her clothes all messy.
    b) put her in the clothes dryer for a few minutes.

    I think we can separate the wheat from the chaff quite quickly.

  4. Yup.. but in this situation you have a ‘mother’ who left her child in the care of the boyfriend. He would still have slipped through the clevery devised traps.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: