Why Passing A Test Should Be Required To Become Responsible For Children

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    Jul 19, 2010 4:12 AM GMT
    This weekend my partner & I staffed a booth at a bicycle expo for 2 days, to distribute info on the SMART Ride charity event for HIV/AIDS. I was just returning to our table after a break when I saw this guy standing in front of it, greeting someone else he ran into. With him were 2 little girls, I suppose aged 5 & 3, with no mother in sight.

    As I got closer I saw the apparent father gesture towards the little girls standing right alongside him, and overhead him say to the other guy: "Yeah, these are my bitches."

    THESE ARE YOUR BITCHES??? REFERRING TO YOUR LITTLE GIRLS? AND WITH THEM STANDING RIGHT NEXT TO YOU, ABLE TO HEAR THAT?

    I almost yelled at him, but held my temper, just walking away. I waited for a minute or 2 near another exhibitor booth, until he and his "bitches" walked away, and then I returned to our table. I was so furious I had to tell my partner who'd been sitting there but hadn't heard it, talking with a prospect and therefore oblivious to the conversation some 8 feet away. Naturally he was as shocked as I was.

    I suspect the guy was straight, though I don't know for certain. But whether straight or gay, his unfitness to be responsible for those 2 little girls was evident to me. And yet there are many in the US who believe all gays are automatically unqualified to be parents or even care for children or teach them in school, and at the same time all straights get the benefit of the doubt. I am still so disgusted by that incident.
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    Jul 19, 2010 4:16 AM GMT
    One of my high school friends had a kid. When the kid was 2, we went to a restaurant, and when the waitress came to us, thekid blurted out "fucking bitch!" just as clear as day. Everyone rofl'd. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 19, 2010 4:43 AM GMT
    It's so sad. Many days at work I read through case history after case history of kids within the system that our tax dollars all pay for.

    IE) The kid that gave me two black eyes last week, a living offspring from the movie "Precious"
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    Jul 19, 2010 4:58 AM GMT
    One time I was at Target or some other store, and I was in the clothing area looking for t-shirts. There was a mother and her two young sons nearby, shopping for clothes as well. And then I overheard her say this..

    "Ok, we got your jeans, we got your socks, and all we need to get are some wife-beaters and we're done shopping.."

    She was so nonchalant about it. And it's not like she was trailer trash. She actually looked a little on the affluent side. I have to admit that I laughed a little. But something just ain't right when you introduce the concept/slang of "wife-beater" to children.
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    Jul 19, 2010 11:16 PM GMT
    hauptstimme saidIt's so sad. Many days at work I read through case history after case history of kids within the system that our tax dollars all pay for.

    IE) The kid that gave me two black eyes last week, a living offspring from the movie "Precious"

    Two blacks eyes? What was the story there???
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    Jul 19, 2010 11:23 PM GMT
    xrichx saidOne time I was at Target or some other store, and I was in the clothing area looking for t-shirts. There was a mother and her two young sons nearby, shopping for clothes as well. And then I overheard her say this..

    "Ok, we got your jeans, we got your socks, and all we need to get are some wife-beaters and we're done shopping.."

    She was so nonchalant about it. And it's not like she was trailer trash. She actually looked a little on the affluent side. I have to admit that I laughed a little. But something just ain't right when you introduce the concept/slang of "wife-beater" to children.


    I don't think most people actually thing of them as wife beater shirts, but just that's what they're called. When I was little, i thought they were white-beater shirts.