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(Chicago Trib)   Police arrest a nine year-old for carjacking. This, not even a month after he pulled off an armed robbery at a McDonald's. Kids these days   (chicagotribune.com ) divider line
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2013-03-16 02:09:20 PM  
Why can't they be like we were, perfect in every way- Paul Lynde
 
2013-03-16 02:42:00 PM  
This is the sort of thing you can expect a lot more should Republicans manage to push throw cuts to social programs.


/backs out of thread slowly
 
2013-03-16 04:09:52 PM  
At what point do the parents get pulled into the criminal process?
 
2013-03-16 04:35:29 PM  

BillCo: It's Chicago, what do you expect from a city whose political leaders think that all of their problems would go away if they could only make every gun not in the hands of a policeman magically disappear.  The liberals in charge of the zoo don't want to face the socio-economic issues that make it a festering shiathole of unrest and racial hate.

Sadly, we have a president with the same attitude.


i don't necessarily disagree with what you're saying, but you're really reaching to squeeze this one in here.
 
2013-03-16 04:36:07 PM  
Little scamp.
 
2013-03-16 04:36:44 PM  
Only 9 years old? Sounds ancient for Chicago.
 
2013-03-16 04:38:57 PM  
Trash should be locked away early before he kills someone at 10.  He'll just get sent home with mama though.  "He's such a good little boy..."
 
2013-03-16 04:41:11 PM  
Autoplay video = fail.
 
2013-03-16 04:42:13 PM  
Really? A 2003 Pontiac?

Poor Ole Nineyearold Thinks Its A Cadillac.
 
2013-03-16 04:42:32 PM  

BillCo: It's Chicago, what do you expect from a city whose political leaders think that all of their problems would go away if they could only make every gun not in the hands of a policeman magically disappear.  The liberals in charge of the zoo don't want to face the socio-economic issues that make it a festering shiathole of unrest and racial hate.

Sadly, we have a president with the same attitude.


Nuke the entire site from orbit, its the only way to be sure
 
2013-03-16 04:44:05 PM  
Just wait til your father's release date!
 
2013-03-16 04:44:49 PM  
He sounds bootstrappy
 
2013-03-16 04:45:24 PM  

trappedspirit: Just wait til your father's release date!


encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-16 04:45:55 PM  
I didn't bother reading the mainstream msm media article, but this is just what you can expect when that sort of thing happens. If those moral cripple in charge of things would stop making things worse for these people, he might have been able to rob an Applebee's.
 
2013-03-16 04:51:01 PM  
Just put a smiley face on his police report and send him back home, right suburban soccer-mom liberals?
 
2013-03-16 04:52:09 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: Just put a smiley face on his police report and send him back home, right suburban soccer-mom liberals?


Because slavery.
 
2013-03-16 04:55:44 PM  
Two words - public caning
 
2013-03-16 04:57:26 PM  
The willingness to discard kids as "trash" is part and parcel of the moral bankruptcy of the conservative movement.  You never saw a group more interested in themselves and less interested in country, society, or even basic human decency in your life. "Personal Responsibility" is just "not my problem, man" with a bow wrapped around it.

Truly, the greatest threat America has ever faced.
 
2013-03-16 04:59:06 PM  
Wuzza problem? He just be bangin'.
 
2013-03-16 05:00:38 PM  
Are these kids in a crap foster home, or what? Where are the adults in their lives?
 
2013-03-16 05:00:41 PM  

Paul Baumer: The willingness to discard kids as "trash" is part and parcel of the moral bankruptcy of the conservative movement.  You never saw a group more interested in themselves and less interested in country, society, or even basic human decency in your life. "Personal Responsibility" is just "not my problem, man" with a bow wrapped around it.

Truly, the greatest threat America has ever faced.


This kid will clearly never amount to anything.  He will be a burden and danger to society for the rest of his likely (fortunately) short life.  What do you see as the positive aspect of his presence?  Other than your self congratulatory pat on the back making your heart flutter...
 
2013-03-16 05:01:23 PM  
i111.photobucket.com

Kids say steal the darndest things.
 
2013-03-16 05:01:29 PM  

Paul Baumer: The willingness to discard kids as "trash" is part and parcel of the moral bankruptcy of the conservative movement.  You never saw a group more interested in themselves and less interested in country, society, or even basic human decency in your life. "Personal Responsibility" is just "not my problem, man" with a bow wrapped around it.

Truly, the greatest threat America has ever faced.


This is Chicago. I don't think you'll find many conservative anywhere near there.
 
2013-03-16 05:02:18 PM  

Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: The willingness to discard kids as "trash" is part and parcel of the moral bankruptcy of the conservative movement.  You never saw a group more interested in themselves and less interested in country, society, or even basic human decency in your life. "Personal Responsibility" is just "not my problem, man" with a bow wrapped around it.

Truly, the greatest threat America has ever faced.

This kid will clearly never amount to anything.  He will be a burden and danger to society for the rest of his likely (fortunately) short life.  What do you see as the positive aspect of his presence?  Other than your self congratulatory pat on the back making your heart flutter...


I don't know why you hate him - you have so much in common.  Neither of you gives a damn about anyone but yourselves.
 
2013-03-16 05:02:27 PM  
The most humane thing to do, for him and society, would be to slip some sleeping pills into his juvenile hall food. The, once he's asleep, drag him to a tub of water and hold his head in it until you're sure he won't be waking up.
 
2013-03-16 05:09:55 PM  
Hoodrat shiat
 
2013-03-16 05:11:09 PM  
This poor child was probably groomed since birth to be hyper aggressive and mean, like a pit bull. Too bad the only way to cure this kid is with a shot of pentobarbital. If I lived in Chicago, I would volunteer to push the plunger.
 
2013-03-16 05:11:45 PM  
I am so sick of these white 9 year old committing violent crimes.

/I simply assumed he was white.
 
2013-03-16 05:15:00 PM  

Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: The willingness to discard kids as "trash" is part and parcel of the moral bankruptcy of the conservative movement.  You never saw a group more interested in themselves and less interested in country, society, or even basic human decency in your life. "Personal Responsibility" is just "not my problem, man" with a bow wrapped around it.

Truly, the greatest threat America has ever faced.

This kid will clearly never amount to anything.  He will be a burden and danger to society for the rest of his likely (fortunately) short life.  What do you see as the positive aspect of his presence?  Other than your self congratulatory pat on the back making your heart flutter...

I don't know why you hate him - you have so much in common.  Neither of you gives a damn about anyone but yourselves.


Yet, you wanted to have sympathy for him.  Strange, man.
 
2013-03-16 05:15:11 PM  

Paul Baumer: The willingness to discard kids as "trash" is part and parcel of the moral bankruptcy of the conservative movement.  You never saw a group more interested in themselves and less interested in country, society, or even basic human decency in your life. "Personal Responsibility" is just "not my problem, man" with a bow wrapped around it.

Truly, the greatest threat America has ever faced.


If all conservatives died off, would that make you happy?
 
2013-03-16 05:19:13 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Hoodrat shiat


Hoodrat shiat trifecta today?
 
2013-03-16 05:20:57 PM  

MJMaloney187: Paul Baumer: The willingness to discard kids as "trash" is part and parcel of the moral bankruptcy of the conservative movement.  You never saw a group more interested in themselves and less interested in country, society, or even basic human decency in your life. "Personal Responsibility" is just "not my problem, man" with a bow wrapped around it.

Truly, the greatest threat America has ever faced.

If all conservatives died off, would that make you happy?


I'd rather they took an interest in being fully functioning members of society, instead of just taking the good bits without doing their part for the common good.
 
2013-03-16 05:21:23 PM  

Paul Baumer: The willingness to discard kids as "trash" is part and parcel of the moral bankruptcy of the conservative movement.  You never saw a group more interested in themselves and less interested in country, society, or even basic human decency in your life. "Personal Responsibility" is just "not my problem, man" with a bow wrapped around it.

Truly, the greatest threat America has ever faced.

 If I were Emperor, I'd build state-run foster homes out in the desert, 50 miles away from the nearest city. There'd be a school, infirmary, mess hall, dorms, vocational workshops. It'd be run by the many young teachers who genuinely want to make a difference - those same teachers we've laid off by the droves in recent years. They'd live there, too.
These kids would get education, discipline, and respect for self and others. The use of force would be allowed, though not to abuse. Regular visits from the red cross or whatever NGO would like to take on the role of monitoring. kids would be allowed to stay until they are 25. their families lose all rights to the kids.teachers would be paid 85,000 a year, with free room, board, and transportation stipend.all of this would be very expensive. I'd say that it'd cost as much to run a prison to run one of these academies. but it would sure as hell be a lot cheaper than our current way of dealing with the problem.
 
2013-03-16 05:22:57 PM  

Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: The willingness to discard kids as "trash" is part and parcel of the moral bankruptcy of the conservative movement.  You never saw a group more interested in themselves and less interested in country, society, or even basic human decency in your life. "Personal Responsibility" is just "not my problem, man" with a bow wrapped around it.

Truly, the greatest threat America has ever faced.

This kid will clearly never amount to anything.  He will be a burden and danger to society for the rest of his likely (fortunately) short life.  What do you see as the positive aspect of his presence?  Other than your self congratulatory pat on the back making your heart flutter...

I don't know why you hate him - you have so much in common.  Neither of you gives a damn about anyone but yourselves.

Yet, you wanted to have sympathy for him.  Strange, man.


It's called enlightened self-interest, not sympathy.  But it's a concept that doesn't revolve around narcissism so I doubt you are familiar.
 
2013-03-16 05:35:39 PM  
he will grow up to be a productive citizen
 
2013-03-16 05:36:06 PM  

Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: The willingness to discard kids as "trash" is part and parcel of the moral bankruptcy of the conservative movement.  You never saw a group more interested in themselves and less interested in country, society, or even basic human decency in your life. "Personal Responsibility" is just "not my problem, man" with a bow wrapped around it.

Truly, the greatest threat America has ever faced.

This kid will clearly never amount to anything.  He will be a burden and danger to society for the rest of his likely (fortunately) short life.  What do you see as the positive aspect of his presence?  Other than your self congratulatory pat on the back making your heart flutter...

I don't know why you hate him - you have so much in common.  Neither of you gives a damn about anyone but yourselves.

Yet, you wanted to have sympathy for him.  Strange, man.

It's called enlightened self-interest, not sympathy.  But it's a concept that doesn't revolve around narcissism so I doubt you are familiar.


So removing him from society now would be bad why?  Oh enlightened one.
 
2013-03-16 05:39:10 PM  

Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: The willingness to discard kids as "trash" is part and parcel of the moral bankruptcy of the conservative movement.  You never saw a group more interested in themselves and less interested in country, society, or even basic human decency in your life. "Personal Responsibility" is just "not my problem, man" with a bow wrapped around it.

Truly, the greatest threat America has ever faced.

This kid will clearly never amount to anything.  He will be a burden and danger to society for the rest of his likely (fortunately) short life.  What do you see as the positive aspect of his presence?  Other than your self congratulatory pat on the back making your heart flutter...

I don't know why you hate him - you have so much in common.  Neither of you gives a damn about anyone but yourselves.

Yet, you wanted to have sympathy for him.  Strange, man.

It's called enlightened self-interest, not sympathy.  But it's a concept that doesn't revolve around narcissism so I doubt you are familiar.

So removing him from society now would be bad why?  Oh enlightened one.


Conservative Orthodoxy:  If it doesn't make my life cheaper or easier, I'm not interested.
 
2013-03-16 05:46:43 PM  

Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: The willingness to discard kids as "trash" is part and parcel of the moral bankruptcy of the conservative movement.  You never saw a group more interested in themselves and less interested in country, society, or even basic human decency in your life. "Personal Responsibility" is just "not my problem, man" with a bow wrapped around it.

Truly, the greatest threat America has ever faced.

This kid will clearly never amount to anything.  He will be a burden and danger to society for the rest of his likely (fortunately) short life.  What do you see as the positive aspect of his presence?  Other than your self congratulatory pat on the back making your heart flutter...

I don't know why you hate him - you have so much in common.  Neither of you gives a damn about anyone but yourselves.

Yet, you wanted to have sympathy for him.  Strange, man.

It's called enlightened self-interest, not sympathy.  But it's a concept that doesn't revolve around narcissism so I doubt you are familiar.

So removing him from society now would be bad why?  Oh enlightened one.

Conservative Orthodoxy:  If it doesn't make my life cheaper or easier, I'm not interested.


That's a mighty fine non-answer there, Lou.
 
2013-03-16 05:47:45 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-16 05:49:47 PM  

otto the bull: Really? A 2003 Pontiac?

Poor Ole Nineyearold Thinks Its A Cadillac.


Best comment ever.
 
2013-03-16 05:51:43 PM  

Silly Jesus: That's a mighty fine non-answer there, Lou.


Why should I bother with a more complete response?  You have no interest.  An 'argument' is a search for truth.  You are bonded to your amorality far too tightly for anyone to convince you otherwise.  I'd call you anti-social, but I don't think you are actively against society per se - it's just a nuisance you have to deal with from time to time, like gum on your shoe.  There is no particular virtue to it other than what it can do for you, and those times it asks for you to give back, you simply ignore it and complain that it's impinging on your freedom.
 
2013-03-16 05:52:50 PM  

Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: That's a mighty fine non-answer there, Lou.

Why should I bother with a more complete response?  You have no interest.  An 'argument' is a search for truth.  You are bonded to your amorality far too tightly for anyone to convince you otherwise.  I'd call you anti-social, but I don't think you are actively against society per se - it's just a nuisance you have to deal with from time to time, like gum on your shoe.  There is no particular virtue to it other than what it can do for you, and those times it asks for you to give back, you simply ignore it and complain that it's impinging on your freedom.


Why do you want this person to be a part of society?
 
2013-03-16 05:54:43 PM  
I think public flogging of the parent(s) is in order since this is a major failure in parenting.
 
2013-03-16 05:55:48 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: This is the sort of thing you can expect a lot more should Republicans manage to push throw cuts to social programs.


/backs out of thread slowly


Yeah...those 'social' programs have worked so well let's throw more money at them, that will solve the problem.
 
2013-03-16 05:56:10 PM  

OgreMagi: I think public flogging of the parent(s) is in order since this is a major failure in parenting.


You just lit the Al Sharpton / Jesse Jackson bat signal.
 
2013-03-16 05:59:21 PM  

theflatline: otto the bull: Really? A 2003 Pontiac?

Poor Ole Nineyearold Thinks Its A Cadillac.

Best comment ever.


Seconded.
 
2013-03-16 06:03:26 PM  

Silly Jesus: OgreMagi: I think public flogging of the parent(s) is in order since this is a major failure in parenting.

You just lit the Al Sharpton / Jesse Jackson bat signal.


I have no idea of the race of the kid and his parents, so fark those two racist pieces of shiat.  Sharpton and Jackson are opportunists manufacturing outrage to line their own pockets.
 
2013-03-16 06:05:37 PM  

Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: That's a mighty fine non-answer there, Lou.

Why should I bother with a more complete response?  You have no interest.  An 'argument' is a search for truth.  You are bonded to your amorality far too tightly for anyone to convince you otherwise.  I'd call you anti-social, but I don't think you are actively against society per se - it's just a nuisance you have to deal with from time to time, like gum on your shoe.  There is no particular virtue to it other than what it can do for you, and those times it asks for you to give back, you simply ignore it and complain that it's impinging on your freedom.

Why do you want this person to be a part of society?


You know, what I love best about your handle is that it's a metaphor for your ilk - constantly invoking His name, despite not agreeing with Him about much.
 
2013-03-16 06:05:41 PM  
You have all done far greater damage than I ever could have. Bravo. Bravo.
 
2013-03-16 06:23:49 PM  

Paul Baumer: The willingness to discard kids as "trash" is part and parcel of the moral bankruptcy of the conservative movement.  You never saw a group more interested in themselves and less interested in country, society, or even basic human decency in your life. "Personal Responsibility" is just "not my problem, man" with a bow wrapped around it.

Truly, the greatest threat America has ever faced.


The moral decay of America is not a strictly conservative problem - it's a religious one. As more and more of America has moved away from religious values, this type of problem has become more and more common throughout.

After all, how many Altar Boys do you know that are members of gangs? How many gang members in general do you see that attend church every Sunday? Sure, there are exceptions, but they are exceptions - not the rule (and I'm sure that more than a few of them only go, kicking and screaming the entire way, because their parents drag them by the ear). :)

Now, I'm certainly not condoning religion, or saying that if you don't go, you're going to burn in hell!!, I'm just pointing out that as religion becomes less prevalent, violence in society is becoming MORE prevalent. I consider myself Christian, and I attempt to live up to the ideals, but heck, the last time I stepped in an actual church was probably 5+ years ago.

It's not necessarily a Republican or Democrat problem - Morality transcends politics.

The question is, taking the entire United States as a whole, which group do you think has (or at the very least, TEACHES) "higher" moral values?
 
2013-03-16 06:25:47 PM  

balisane: Are these kids in a crap foster home, or what? Where are the adults in their lives?


By necessity, they have a mom.. their dad is someone who hit it once and turned it over to the welfare system.. and that,s where the real problem is....
 
2013-03-16 06:29:21 PM  

Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: That's a mighty fine non-answer there, Lou.

Why should I bother with a more complete response?  You have no interest.  An 'argument' is a search for truth.  You are bonded to your amorality far too tightly for anyone to convince you otherwise.  I'd call you anti-social, but I don't think you are actively against society per se - it's just a nuisance you have to deal with from time to time, like gum on your shoe.  There is no particular virtue to it other than what it can do for you, and those times it asks for you to give back, you simply ignore it and complain that it's impinging on your freedom.

Why do you want this person to be a part of society?


You make it very hard for me to be tolerant of those whose political affiliations differ from mine.
 
2013-03-16 06:31:47 PM  

OgreMagi: Silly Jesus: OgreMagi: I think public flogging of the parent(s) is in order since this is a major failure in parenting.

You just lit the Al Sharpton / Jesse Jackson bat signal.

I have no idea of the race of the kid and his parents, so fark those two racist pieces of shiat.  Sharpton and Jackson are opportunists manufacturing outrage to line their own pockets.


THIS !
 
2013-03-16 06:33:46 PM  
He sounds more like a lakey.  Still, I'd be impressed if my son showed that kind of initiative.
 
2013-03-16 06:38:25 PM  

Southern100: The question is, taking the entire United States as a whole, which group do you think has (or at the very least, TEACHES) "higher" moral values?


Which group is more willing to endure the cost of mitigating the plight of the fallen as an integral part of their duty to our society?
 
2013-03-16 06:41:35 PM  

Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: That's a mighty fine non-answer there, Lou.

Why should I bother with a more complete response?  You have no interest.  An 'argument' is a search for truth.  You are bonded to your amorality far too tightly for anyone to convince you otherwise.  I'd call you anti-social, but I don't think you are actively against society per se - it's just a nuisance you have to deal with from time to time, like gum on your shoe.  There is no particular virtue to it other than what it can do for you, and those times it asks for you to give back, you simply ignore it and complain that it's impinging on your freedom.

Why do you want this person to be a part of society?

You know, what I love best about your handle is that it's a metaphor for your ilk - constantly invoking His name, despite not agreeing with Him about much.


So no answer?
 
2013-03-16 06:42:41 PM  

inclemency: Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: That's a mighty fine non-answer there, Lou.

Why should I bother with a more complete response?  You have no interest.  An 'argument' is a search for truth.  You are bonded to your amorality far too tightly for anyone to convince you otherwise.  I'd call you anti-social, but I don't think you are actively against society per se - it's just a nuisance you have to deal with from time to time, like gum on your shoe.  There is no particular virtue to it other than what it can do for you, and those times it asks for you to give back, you simply ignore it and complain that it's impinging on your freedom.

Why do you want this person to be a part of society?

You make it very hard for me to be tolerant of those whose political affiliations differ from mine.


You're unable to answer the question either?  Strange phenomenon.
 
2013-03-16 06:45:15 PM  

Silly Jesus: Why do you want this person to be a part of society?

You know, what I love best about your handle is that it's a metaphor for your ilk - constantly invoking His name, despite not agreeing with Him about much.

So no answer?


None that would please you.  I don't consider myself qualified to pick who deserves mercy and help - that would appear to be your domain.
 
2013-03-16 07:03:22 PM  
Treat the little shiat the same as an unwanted farm animal" Gunny sack+tied tight+deep river.
 
2013-03-16 07:04:26 PM  

Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: Why do you want this person to be a part of society?

You know, what I love best about your handle is that it's a metaphor for your ilk - constantly invoking His name, despite not agreeing with Him about much.

So no answer?

None that would please you.  I don't consider myself qualified to pick who deserves mercy and help - that would appear to be your domain.


So everyone is the same?  All people are equal and none should be removed from society for the greater good of all?
 
2013-03-16 07:13:48 PM  

Silly Jesus: All people are equal


"We hold these truths to be self-evident..."
 
2013-03-16 07:18:44 PM  

Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: All people are equal

"We hold these truths to be self-evident..."


Well, we should throw open the gates of all the prisons then, right?
 
2013-03-16 07:19:13 PM  

Paul Baumer: Southern100: The question is, taking the entire United States as a whole, which group do you think has (or at the very least, TEACHES) "higher" moral values?

Which group is more willing to endure the cost of mitigating the plight of the fallen as an integral part of their duty to our society?


The two aren't necessarily exclusive. The problem there, I believe, is that one group is more willing to provide much more than mitigation, and for a much longer period of time. Personally, the only problem that I have with many social programs is the abuse factor, or -the continued support of person(s) who show absolutely no desire to help themselves for as long as the government will continue to do it FOR them.

But this brings in politics; morality has nothing to do with politics. Even if I and my family were living on the street and starving, I wouldn't go and rob someone at gunpoint, possibly murdering them, for the $20 in their wallet. Nor would I go and shoot someone just because "they dissed me" or because they were on my "turf".

You can say what you want about morality, but it's my firm believe that as more and more parents teach their children that they're precious, should always get their way, and should do "whatever makes you happy, honey", problems of this nature will just continue to worsen in society.
 
2013-03-16 07:24:28 PM  

BillCo: It's Chicago, what do you expect from a city whose political leaders think that all of their problems would go away if they could only make every gun not in the hands of a policeman magically disappear.  The liberals in charge of the zoo don't want to face the socio-economic issues that make it a festering shiathole of unrest and racial hate.

Sadly, we have a president with the same attitude.


I_Am_Weasel: This is the sort of thing you can expect a lot more should Republicans manage to push throw cuts to social programs.


/backs out of thread slowly


Or, possibly, not everything bad that happens in the world has a simplistically attributable cause.
Naw, I guess that's just crazy talk.
 
2013-03-16 07:33:09 PM  

Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: All people are equal

"We hold these truths to be self-evident..."

Well, we should throw open the gates of all the prisons then, right?


This too I know-and wise it were If each could know the same-
That every prison that men build Is built with bricks of shame,
And bound with bars lest Christ should see
How men their brothers maim. -

Oscar Wilde
http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19410
 
2013-03-16 07:33:42 PM  

jso2897: BillCo: It's Chicago, what do you expect from a city whose political leaders think that all of their problems would go away if they could only make every gun not in the hands of a policeman magically disappear.  The liberals in charge of the zoo don't want to face the socio-economic issues that make it a festering shiathole of unrest and racial hate.

Sadly, we have a president with the same attitude.

I_Am_Weasel: This is the sort of thing you can expect a lot more should Republicans manage to push throw cuts to social programs.


/backs out of thread slowly

Or, possibly, not everything bad that happens in the world has a simplistically attributable cause.
Naw, I guess that's just crazy talk.


No, he's right. Everything wrong with America is the fault of Republicans & Religion. Not parents. Not schools. Everything is the fault of those darn Republicans.  If we just could get rid of all the republicans, and put all these poor people on Government Assistance and give them all $50,000 a year so they have no needs, no wants, and can sit around all day drinking beer or what-have-you, the entire United States will be a utopia.
 
2013-03-16 07:35:09 PM  

Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: All people are equal

"We hold these truths to be self-evident..."

Well, we should throw open the gates of all the prisons then, right?

This too I know-and wise it were If each could know the same-
That every prison that men build Is built with bricks of shame,
And bound with bars lest Christ should see
How men their brothers maim. -

Oscar Wilde
http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19410


You're an awfully strange bird.
 
2013-03-16 07:39:47 PM  
Thanks Obama!
 
2013-03-16 07:43:25 PM  

Silly Jesus: You're an awfully strange bird.


But not one who abides idle cruelty as a catchall solution to the ills of the world.
 
2013-03-16 07:47:29 PM  

Southern100: The two aren't necessarily exclusive. The problem there, I believe, is that one group is more willing to provide much more than mitigation, and for a much longer period of time. Personally, the only problem that I have with many social programs is the abuse factor, or -the continued support of person(s) who show absolutely no desire to help themselves for as long as the government will continue to do it FOR them.


And that is the difference between us.  I'll gladly endure a scammer or two in the service of doing right by the multitude.
 
2013-03-16 07:54:55 PM  
Just abort the sh*thead.
 
2013-03-16 07:56:04 PM  

Southern100: jso2897: BillCo: It's Chicago, what do you expect from a city whose political leaders think that all of their problems would go away if they could only make every gun not in the hands of a policeman magically disappear.  The liberals in charge of the zoo don't want to face the socio-economic issues that make it a festering shiathole of unrest and racial hate.

Sadly, we have a president with the same attitude.

I_Am_Weasel: This is the sort of thing you can expect a lot more should Republicans manage to push throw cuts to social programs.


/backs out of thread slowly

Or, possibly, not everything bad that happens in the world has a simplistically attributable cause.
Naw, I guess that's just crazy talk.

No, he's right. Everything wrong with America is the fault of Republicans & Religion. Not parents. Not schools. Everything is the fault of those darn Republicans.  If we just could get rid of all the republicans, and put all these poor people on Government Assistance and give them all $50,000 a year so they have no needs, no wants, and can sit around all day drinking beer or what-have-you, the entire United States will be a utopia.


Way to miss my point by a light-year or so. I know it's hard to grasp - but I wasn't talking about politics. You might have noticed that I quoted two different people. Did that not.....oh, never mind. Why the f**k do I bother?
 
2013-03-16 07:58:42 PM  

trappedspirit: Just wait til your father's release date Maury gets the paternity test results back!

FTFY.
 
2013-03-16 08:34:41 PM  

Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: Paul Baumer: Silly Jesus: All people are equal

"We hold these truths to be self-evident..."

Well, we should throw open the gates of all the prisons then, right?

This too I know-and wise it were If each could know the same-
That every prison that men build Is built with bricks of shame,
And bound with bars lest Christ should see
How men their brothers maim. -

Oscar Wilde
http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19410

You're an awfully strange bird.



Not really.I see this type on Fark every day.  Ask them to explain or answer a direct question and you get  psychobabble.  Intellectually dishonest at best.
 
2013-03-16 08:36:44 PM  

Paul Baumer: Southern100: The question is, taking the entire United States as a whole, which group do you think has (or at the very least, TEACHES) "higher" moral values?

Which group is more willing to endure the cost of mitigating the plight of the fallen as an integral part of their duty to our society?


I don't think anyone is stopping you and everyone else in your group from enduring these costs of which you speak. Or did you mean "willing to force everyone to endure the costs"?
 
2013-03-16 08:46:00 PM  

Lord Jubjub: At what point do the parents get pulled into the criminal process?


Who said they haven't been?  I'm going to guess the guardian is a Great Aunt or something.
 
2013-03-16 09:01:59 PM  

jso2897: Way to miss my point by a light-year or so. I know it's hard to grasp - but I wasn't talking about politics. You might have noticed that I quoted two different people. Did that not.....oh, never mind. Why the f**k do I bother?


Jso, my reply was directed towards Bills comment, not yours. :)

Sorry that wasn't more clear. :)
 
2013-03-16 09:26:30 PM  

Paul Baumer: The willingness to discard kids as "trash" is part and parcel of the moral bankruptcy of the conservative movement.  You never saw a group more interested in themselves and less interested in country, society, or even basic human decency in your life. "Personal Responsibility" is just "not my problem, man" with a bow wrapped around it.

Truly, the greatest threat America has ever faced.


truly, the greatest threat we face is the attitude that you and your liberal friends possess. This little animal is bad to the core and there really is no hope for him. He will eventually murder someone. But you liberals will feel bad for him, coddle him and give him chance after chance, making excuse after excuse for him. Do yourself a favor and start rehearsing your apology to the family this little thug is going to destroy when he Lila someone for their wallet.
 
2013-03-16 09:43:57 PM  

Paul Baumer: The willingness to discard kids as "trash" is part and parcel of the moral bankruptcy of the conservative movement.  You never saw a group more interested in themselves and less interested in country, society, or even basic human decency in your life. "Personal Responsibility" is just "not my problem, man" with a bow wrapped around it.

Truly, the greatest threat America has ever faced.


AND on top of that, they do everything they can to prevent abortions (because kids raised by people who don't want them turn out so great) and gut funding for programs like Head Start and others that actually help make children's lives better.

Because it's better that children be born unwanted and abused and then either die of preventable diseases because vaccination programs have been cut or thrown into prison when they are "tried as an adult" for some crime.

/conservatives make me puke
 
2013-03-16 09:56:10 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: This is the sort of thing you can expect a lot more should Republicans manage to push throw cuts to social programs.


/backs out of thread slowly


2/10
 
2013-03-16 10:55:57 PM  

MJMaloney187: Paul Baumer: The willingness to discard kids as "trash" is part and parcel of the moral bankruptcy of the conservative movement.  You never saw a group more interested in themselves and less interested in country, society, or even basic human decency in your life. "Personal Responsibility" is just "not my problem, man" with a bow wrapped around it.

Truly, the greatest threat America has ever faced.

If all conservatives died off, would that make you happy?


If by conservatives you really mean authoritarians then you bet it would.
 
2013-03-16 11:28:21 PM  
I hope he doesn't get Judge Biedeman!
 
2013-03-16 11:35:55 PM  

Southern100: jso2897: Way to miss my point by a light-year or so. I know it's hard to grasp - but I wasn't talking about politics. You might have noticed that I quoted two different people. Did that not.....oh, never mind. Why the f**k do I bother?

Jso, my reply was directed towards Bills comment, not yours. :)

Sorry that wasn't more clear. :)


My point is, that they are both trying to make the darkness go away by explaining.
Whenever we see something ugly and scarey, that makes our soul recoil in horror, we try to explain, and say "Oh, look - this happened BECAUSE blah, blah, blah. etc."
No. Evil, and ugly and shiatty just ARE.
If people want to reassure themselves, they'd be just as well off sucking their thumbs, as trying to explain.
Maybe better.
 
2013-03-17 12:00:41 AM  

kg2095: MJMaloney187: Paul Baumer: The willingness to discard kids as "trash" is part and parcel of the moral bankruptcy of the conservative movement.  You never saw a group more interested in themselves and less interested in country, society, or even basic human decency in your life. "Personal Responsibility" is just "not my problem, man" with a bow wrapped around it.

Truly, the greatest threat America has ever faced.

If all conservatives died off, would that make you happy?

If by conservatives you really mean authoritarians then you bet it would.


Not really. In fact, you would be less happy with no one to hate - hate is a distraction, and a diversion. It lets you ignore, fore brief moment, the truth. The truth being that, a few years ago, you - a slimy, squalling wad of protoplasm, were squirted out of a slit in another squalling wad of protoplasm. It pretended to "love' you, because it was programmed to. You managed  (sadly) to survive the hate and terror filled hell we call "childhood", and have now taken your place in "society". That being to spend you days in mindless, soulless, pointless activity, in order to keep forcing food into you maw, and shiat out your asshole, while you accumulate a shiatty little pile of worthless possessions, so you can live in terror of some other bag of protoplasm somehow getting the shiatty little pile away from you.
Meanwhile, you surround yourself with other bags of protoplasm with whom you have "relationships", that consist of you all pretending not to loathe one another. Soon, they will tire of you and you will grow weak, and they will shove you into a warehouse for dying protoplasm, where you will rot for a few years before they toss you into a hole so you can rot properly.
And when you are gone, the world won't miss you, any more than it wanted you to begin with.
But hey - if you really think you would be what protoplasmic muck thinks is "happy" if the people you think are the problem weren't around - think it. But you will never be one twentieth as "happy" as a dog lying in the morning sun, licking it's balls. And you don't deserve to. None of us do.
Have a nice day!
 
2013-03-17 12:08:09 AM  
Just put 'em down, it's the only way to be sure.
 
2013-03-17 01:25:03 AM  
Suspect was reported as having been "smoking with cigarettes" earlier in the day.

/not obscure, hopefully
 
2013-03-17 04:40:19 AM  

Southern100: Even if I and my family were living on the street and starving, I wouldn't go and rob someone at gunpoint, possibly murdering them, for the $20 in their wallet


Nor did this kid do that.

He's 9.  Farkin 9!  He's tagging along with the 14 year old he lives with, and that little criminal's fellow criminals.  A bunch of people here can't grasp "little kid tagging along" is not the same as "committing crimes himself".

And are ready to throw a 9 year old away like garbage.  What a bunch of idiots. If you think a 9 year old who tags along while older kids jack a car should be drowned, you're a farking dick.  You have and deserve no empathy.  I hope someone puts you down like a vicious animal, because that's what you are.
 
2013-03-17 10:11:49 AM  

kg2095: MJMaloney187: Paul Baumer: The willingness to discard kids as "trash" is part and parcel of the moral bankruptcy of the conservative movement.  You never saw a group more interested in themselves and less interested in country, society, or even basic human decency in your life. "Personal Responsibility" is just "not my problem, man" with a bow wrapped around it.

Truly, the greatest threat America has ever faced.

If all conservatives died off, would that make you happy?

If by conservatives you really mean authoritarians then you bet it would.


Good parents are authoritarians. Perhaps if the rabid child had had an authoritarian upbringing, he wouldn't be caught up in the penal system, the most brutally authoritarian of systems. None of that "what if" nonsense matters now, though.

That anyone would redirect their hate for conservatives in defense of someone who carjacks and commits armed robbery is beyond the pale. It's also, dare I say, disingenuous.
 
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