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2012-05-25 12:52:01 PM
Just kids being kids?

Uh. No.

Jesus fark if my kid ever... EVER...

Beatings.
 
2012-05-25 12:54:04 PM
I can see it happening.....made me think of this....

www.zetaspace.com
 
2012-05-25 12:54:13 PM
Now wai-wai-wai-wait a minute...

This is a 6 yr old.

blog.mlive.com

What did they use like a stepping stool???
 
2012-05-25 12:55:01 PM
Is this some sort of extended allegory representing the disenchantment of British youth post World War Two?
 
2012-05-25 12:55:16 PM
FTFA: When asked why the kids damaged the home, Whelan chalked it up to "kids being kids."
"The opportunity just presented itself."


Excuse me, I'll be right back; I'm going to go raid an armory and take care of every last person who's got a mentality like this because THIS IS THE REASON SOCIETY IS GOING TO shiatE.

Well, that and the minorities.

But seriously, KIDS BEING KIDS WHAT THE FARK?!
 
2012-05-25 12:55:38 PM
When asked why he used a hickory switch on the childrens bare asses, Whelan chalked it up to "Parents being parents, haters gonna hate."
 
2012-05-25 12:57:53 PM
Seriously, my kid ever tries this and there will be beatings. And I'd beat his friends before I sent them home for their own beatings.
 
2012-05-25 12:58:35 PM
But they are precious and unique as snowflakes who just need mom love, mom understanding and the occasional time out. And perhaps, if you can keep him around, a wise and caring father to break his foot off in their asses, now and then.
 
2012-05-25 12:58:44 PM
Wow, they have to be pretty dumb teens to still be in first grade.
 
2012-05-25 12:58:46 PM

spentmiles: Is this some sort of extended allegory representing the disenchantment of British youth post World War Two?


No, it's about right-wing 80's politics.

The three were last seen at Reagan Middle School
 
2012-05-25 12:59:29 PM
"Kids being kids"? Seriously?

Um, no. A kid being a kid might draw on the wall or maybe spill a can of paint. This goes way, way beyond that, even when you account for three kids.

The kids are too young to be charged, and it's not fair to charge the parents, but it is fair to hold the parents liable for the damage. It sounds like that happened, though, so I'm cool with it.
 
2012-05-25 12:59:36 PM
"I brought in into this world and I'll take you out just as fast. Then I'll make a new one looks just like you..."
 
2012-05-25 12:59:38 PM
Broke mom's new iPad ?
 
2012-05-25 12:59:49 PM
Please, That's smalltime. The Dixon's comptroller, Rita Crundwell, just got caught siphoning off 53 million dollars over the last 20 years to indulge her love of quarter horses and motor homes.

Those kids would have to set off a small nuke to do that much damage.
 
2012-05-25 01:02:17 PM

Millennium: it's not fair to charge the parents


Really? Why's that, then? I'm quite sure if your cows stampede and wreck your neighbor's house, you're financially culpable.
 
2012-05-25 01:03:09 PM

Millennium: "Kids being kids"? Seriously?

Um, no. A kid being a kid might draw on the wall or maybe spill a can of paint. This goes way, way beyond that, even when you account for three kids.

The kids are too young to be charged, and it's not fair to charge the parents, but it is fair to hold the parents liable for the damage. It sounds like that happened, though, so I'm cool with it.


Hrm, I dunno. It's been ages since I was 8, and I can't imagine myself doing it, but if they thought the house was 'abandoned' (since it, well, sort of was), I can see the little kid-logic of "Abandoned=No one lives there=No one gets hurt or actually loses anything if we muck about! OH COOL! It can be like our own fort and we can paint it and.."

That is to say: I don't think the kids were *necessarily* being malicious (though they could very well have been). Either way, they should be punished, and it looks like the parents *are* going to be doing that. ("Guess what you get to spend your summer break doing? Fixing this house.Won't THAT be fun!"). At least, I hope so.
 
2012-05-25 01:05:38 PM

kiyote: Please, That's smalltime. The Dixon's comptroller, Rita Crundwell, just got caught siphoning off 53 million dollars over the last 20 years to indulge her love of quarter horses and motor homes.

Those kids would have to set off a small nuke to do that much damage.


I'm pretty sure thieving twaunts hosing their constituency silly for trinkets absolves destruction of property and mayhem, sure. Yeah. That's the point. False equivocation. Yup. Take those kids to Arby's.
 
2012-05-25 01:06:06 PM
outlawvern.com

They don't die, they multiply!
 
2012-05-25 01:06:13 PM
Jesus, those kids are lucky they didn't have my dad. If I had EVER done anything resembling that growing up, my arse would have been beaten so much, I'd still be sore today.

It's commendable that the parents are stepping up and insisting the kids help with the repair, tho.
 
2012-05-25 01:06:53 PM
White kids just being white kids.

They get involved in gangs younger and younger these days. farking white hoodlums. Somebody needs to lock them up. That will teach the little white hoodrats a lesson.

And where are their parents? Probably smoking meth or out trying to sell their damned foodstamps for another hit. farking losers.

You can't teach white people shiat. Feed them and they just farking look for another handout and their kids look for another house to vandalize.

I know some white people are ok, but most of them are dirty, nasty, evil, rats and they don't half take care of their kids. I hope none of them ever live next door to me.

/am I doing it right?
 
2012-05-25 01:06:54 PM

bunner: Millennium: it's not fair to charge the parents

Really? Why's that, then? I'm quite sure if your cows stampede and wreck your neighbor's house, you're financially culpable.


FTFA: "Under Illinois law, children younger than 10 cannot be charged with a criminal offense, nor can their parents, although they may be liable for the damage..."

The parents are financially liable, they just can't be charged with a crime.
 
2012-05-25 01:09:31 PM
House of pain and tears.
 
2012-05-25 01:10:50 PM
I wonder if these were Obama's sons
 
2012-05-25 01:12:23 PM

Aidan: Just kids being kids?

Uh. No.

Jesus fark if my kid ever... EVER...

Beatings.



Same here. I shudder to think of what my mom would have done to me if I had pulled some stoopid shiat like that
 
2012-05-25 01:16:44 PM
This is what happens when kids sniff paste.
 
2012-05-25 01:17:37 PM

vegasj: I wonder if these were Obama's sons


-23867 / 10
 
2012-05-25 01:24:54 PM

bunner:

-23867 / 10



we'll never know now will we....
 
2012-05-25 01:26:21 PM
Oh, and parents out there that don;t hit their kids?
I DO.

Teach thm that strangers WILL BEAT THEIR precious little asses if they get out of line.

It's not the scary old biker dude you need to watch out for in this country.
Priest and coaches get away with heinous acts all the time.

On top of that, you got the TSA grabbin balls and tits like it's a farking free-for-all at a love in.


So I'm not going to have one ounce of remorse when I correct behavior through social engineering on your self entitled little shiats.

I will look both ways for cameras, and I will hit faster than a camera will capture.
Fark your disrespectful little crothfruit.

They are the only reason people can get behind illegal war in the first place.
 
2012-05-25 01:27:31 PM
And y'all have a lovely weekend, too.
 
2012-05-25 01:33:05 PM
Frankly, I did - and mostly got away with - much worse shiat than this when I was a kid. It really is just kids being kids.

I'd be more surprised to hear how they came up with a 10,000$ damage bill as a result of spilled paint and spraypaint.

In fact, it sounds like they found these things on site, which leads me to believe that this on-sale house was in the process of being repainted or touched up in the first place. It may cost a bit in time, effort, and supplies to repaint the walls of the house, but I doubt it'd be 10k.
 
2012-05-25 01:35:02 PM
What, did they listen to the leprechaun that told them to burn things?
 
2012-05-25 01:36:52 PM

Aidan: Just kids being kids?

Uh. No.

Jesus fark if my kid ever... EVER...

Beatings.



you forget what it's like to be 2-3 feet tall. you're supposed to do stupid shiat when you're a kid, that's when you can get away with it. this stuff happens all the time. get outside once in a while. "beatings" my arse, ITG.
 
2012-05-25 01:57:20 PM

craxyd: Aidan: Just kids being kids?

Uh. No.

Jesus fark if my kid ever... EVER...

Beatings.


Same here. I shudder to think of what my mom would have done to me if I had pulled some stoopid shiat like that


Same here except dad. Just thinking about it scares me. Though I do deserve a spanking for farking up my new hardwood floor, which now has to be redone.
 
2012-05-25 02:02:52 PM

Sick_tired_and_needing_to_laugh: "I brought in into this world and I'll take you out just as fast. Then I'll make a new one looks just like you..."


This is the EXACT phrase my dad used on me as I was growing up. I'm 31 and he still says it.

That's not the only thing that kept me in line but. (Actually I think it was more of a source of amusement, if nothing else.)
 
2012-05-25 02:42:17 PM

Intoxoman: craxyd: Aidan: Just kids being kids?

Uh. No.

Jesus fark if my kid ever... EVER...

Beatings.


Same here. I shudder to think of what my mom would have done to me if I had pulled some stoopid shiat like that

Same here except dad. Just thinking about it scares me. Though I do deserve a spanking for farking up my new hardwood floor, which now has to be redone.



My step-dad, who was 15 years my mom's senior, was even worse to get disciplined by. He was raised in the 40s down in the Ozarks of Missouri. God's honest fear of swift and severe punishment is what kept me from doing most stupid things kids & teens are famous for.
 
2012-05-25 02:52:02 PM

Cheesehead_Dave: bunner: Millennium: it's not fair to charge the parents

Really? Why's that, then? I'm quite sure if your cows stampede and wreck your neighbor's house, you're financially culpable.

FTFA: "Under Illinois law, children younger than 10 cannot be charged with a criminal offense, nor can their parents, although they may be liable for the damage..."

The parents are financially liable, they just can't be charged with a crime.


Sweet!

Move to Illinois, have kid, go on 10 year crime spree, kill kid before 10th birthday, repeat.

Hey, if having a kid under 10 gives you immunity from criminal charges, why not?
 
2012-05-25 02:57:38 PM

KrispyKritter: Aidan: Just kids being kids?

Uh. No.

Jesus fark if my kid ever... EVER...

Beatings.


you forget what it's like to be 2-3 feet tall. you're supposed to do stupid shiat when you're a kid, that's when you can get away with it. this stuff happens all the time. get outside once in a while. "beatings" my arse, ITG.


I fished out a jar from the freezer this week. It had my son's "sperimen" in it: half a dozen bottles of cheap spices all mixed together for the most unforgettably disgusting smell. I've still got to clean out the freezer door, and I can't cook on the stove until I clean it out, because I can smell it everywhere in the kitchen.

THAT is what 6 year olds get up to. Going into empty houses and wrecking shiat? No.

Sometimes I think maybe my kid is just naturally good and well-behaved. Then I remember it was pain and tears and frustration on both our parts. Maybe it could have been done without the pain and tears, but right now things are okay, and I'm just dealing with a freezer stink experiment rather than the shock of learning that my kid is doing things I never would or will do, at any age.

So no: It's not "just kids" and yes: beatings (where and when applicable).
 
2012-05-25 03:05:05 PM
If beatings are reasonable and effective, why don't we administer them to adults? When you boss can hold you hostage and spank you whenever he decides, with no due process, that you blew a $10k deal for the company, then we can have a discussion about the place of beatings as a tool of discipline, retribution, or whatever else they're supposed to accomplish. Until that time I feel pretty safe saying it's just abuse that certain adults want to inflict on some of the most powerless members of our society.

I know many of the "I heart beating children" posts are just low-level attention whoring, but such behavior is unwise for the same reason saying "I heart beating blacks" is unwise -- there are enough people around who believe the statement could be true that they'll read the whole thread as a mass approval of their twisted viewpoint. We should be working to reduce tolerance of child abuse, not normalize it.
 
2012-05-25 03:08:46 PM
I got into and broke some stuff when I was that age too (curiosity usually), everyone has. But to so extensively destroy the walls and carpet? I would never have even considered it, I knew how screwed I would be when my parents found out. Hell, I barely even needed to be hit when I was a child, the threat alone was enough.
 
2012-05-25 03:19:25 PM

profplump: If beatings are reasonable and effective, why don't we administer them to adults? When you boss can hold you hostage and spank you whenever he decides, with no due process, that you blew a $10k deal for the company, then we can have a discussion about the place of beatings as a tool of discipline, retribution, or whatever else they're supposed to accomplish. Until that time I feel pretty safe saying it's just abuse that certain adults want to inflict on some of the most powerless members of our society.

I know many of the "I heart beating children" posts are just low-level attention whoring, but such behavior is unwise for the same reason saying "I heart beating blacks" is unwise -- there are enough people around who believe the statement could be true that they'll read the whole thread as a mass approval of their twisted viewpoint. We should be working to reduce tolerance of child abuse, not normalize it.


i.qkme.me
 
2012-05-25 03:32:19 PM

quietwalker: It may cost a bit in time, effort, and supplies to repaint the walls of the house, but I doubt it'd be 10k.


Replace carpet and/or refinish/replace hardwood floor
Replace windows and frames
Fix/replace whatever else was broken
Repaint walls (if drywall)
Replace molding (if wood)

$10k? It's possible.
 
2012-05-25 04:44:09 PM

Millennium: "Kids being kids"? Seriously?

Um, no. A kid being a kid might draw on the wall or maybe spill a can of paint. This goes way, way beyond that, even when you account for three kids.

The kids are too young to be charged, and it's not fair to charge the parents, but it is fair to hold the parents liable for the damage. It sounds like that happened, though, so I'm cool with it.


It sounds like that's exactly what happened. They spray-painted on the walls and spilled paint on the floors. Three kids under ten, being kids, and a little damage inflation to squeeze some extra goodies out of the insurance company.

I bet my niece and nephew, plus another little kid, could manage to damage a home to the tune of $10K if you gave them some paint and an afternoon with no supervision.
 
2012-05-25 04:46:09 PM
Heh,

I was brought up on vandalism > 10k when i was 15 for leaving scuff marks from my skateboard wheels on the wall next to the front door. This was filed on me by my own mother who was pressing charges. Spent 2 years in juvie for it. Course it didn't help for me to tell them to go by a farking bottle of fantastic and some paper towels and the marks would go away and they were a bunch of retarded ass monkeys.
 
2012-05-25 04:46:18 PM
I was 5 when I was caught by my dad tossing a cup of water into an electrical outlet.


That was my first and last time getting spanked.
 
2012-05-25 07:10:03 PM
Something similar happened when I was younger, only we were early teens (11-13 or so). A house was for sale down the road from us, and the fundy's kids down the street said the owner told them it was cool if they broke the windows since they were due to be replaced anyway. Normally, I loved being the ringleader of trouble, but this time, a nagging voice in the back of my head screamed "hahahaha, bullshiat." I took off despite the hollers that I was being a wuss and cowardly and whatever else, and headed home. Sure enough, the homeowner was quite annoyed to find the windows busted, and the fundy's dad was ever so pissed that I wasn't involved so they could pin all the ebil troublemaking behavior on me.

/cool story bro
 
2012-05-25 07:15:47 PM
Thanks for the clean-up help, family of the total low-life loser, sure-to-be-career-criminals and parasites on society. Now just cough up the $10,000 and we can call it a day, thankyouverymuch.
 
2012-05-25 07:58:55 PM
Darling little snow flakes just being kids...oh that makes it much better then.
Malicious little brats is more appropriate a description.
 
2012-05-25 08:21:49 PM

quietwalker: Frankly, I did - and mostly got away with - much worse shiat than this when I was a kid. It really is just kids being kids.

I'd be more surprised to hear how they came up with a 10,000$ damage bill as a result of spilled paint and spraypaint.

In fact, it sounds like they found these things on site, which leads me to believe that this on-sale house was in the process of being repainted or touched up in the first place. It may cost a bit in time, effort, and supplies to repaint the walls of the house, but I doubt it'd be 10k.


You doubt it would be 10k. You are an idiot. Just for fun and to waste the poor saps gas and time get an estimate on your house for the same damage. Nothing is cheap pinhead. And yea I do farking know.
 
2012-05-25 09:35:06 PM
There was a Junior Great Books short story with a plot very similar to this. Guy goes on holiday, local kids sneak in a vandalize house, but take it to a ridiculous extreme...end up totally destroying house.

Junior Great Books...anyone?
 
2012-05-25 09:35:23 PM

Hermione_Granger: White kids just being white kids.

They get involved in gangs younger and younger these days. farking white hoodlums. Somebody needs to lock them up. That will teach the little white hoodrats a lesson.

And where are their parents? Probably smoking meth or out trying to sell their damned foodstamps for another hit. farking losers.

You can't teach white people shiat. Feed them and they just farking look for another handout and their kids look for another house to vandalize.

I know some white people are ok, but most of them are dirty, nasty, evil, rats and they don't half take care of their kids. I hope none of them ever live next door to me.

/am I doing it right?


Darling little snow flakes just being kids...oh that makes it much better then.
Malicious little brats is more appropriate a description.


Lol! Hostile much?
 
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