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2014-05-17 08:36:46 PM  
McCarthy is still in jail. Family members said he is in the infirmary because he was beaten up in jail.
 
2014-05-17 08:55:40 PM  
 "People make mistakes, but this is past a poor decision and a mistake. This is a child."

You just said a cotton-pickin' mouthful, lady.

PreMortem: McCarthy is still in jail. Family members said he is in the infirmary because he was beaten up in jail.


I suppose someone just wanted to teach him a lesson, huh?
 
2014-05-17 08:57:39 PM  
My dad tried that method on me when I was little. I didn't take a breath and sank straight to the bottom, where I remained for what was probably a very short time but seemed an eternity before he dove in and pulled me out. I never did learn to swim.
 
2014-05-17 08:59:19 PM  
Say what you want about the horrors of prisons, they do know how to treat the most special of inmates to a healthy dose of karma.
 
2014-05-17 10:32:11 PM  
The video makes it look like he's trying to teach her how to fly.
 
2014-05-17 10:38:21 PM  
That kid will never learn how to swim now.  This is the kind of thing phobias are born from.
 
2014-05-17 11:04:00 PM  
What a sick dumbass. I think the Dumbass tag would have fit better than the Asinine tag, IMHO, though.
 
2014-05-17 11:33:00 PM  

AirForceVet: What a sick dumbass. I think the Dumbass tag would have fit better than the Asinine tag, IMHO, though.


Asinine is goes better with the lie/troll headline, though.
 
2014-05-17 11:34:45 PM  

AirForceVet: What a sick dumbass. I think the Dumbass tag would have fit better than the Asinine tag, IMHO, though.


I think subby was trying to hide the punchline.

Ambivalence: That kid will never learn how to swim now.  This is the kind of thing phobias are born from.


Yup, had 3 near drowning experiences when I was little (I sucked at swimming and was a dumbass) and now I get anxiety just walking across bridges. I did learn how to swim eventually, but I only do so in pools.
 
2014-05-17 11:35:11 PM  
Wasnt teaching her to swim, was teaching her not to fark around by the pool cuz shed drowned a puppy... farked up situation all around.
 
2014-05-17 11:36:54 PM  
Not exactly a bad punishment. Reminds me of what my old man did to me to teach me a lesson. When I was 5 i threatened to shoot and kill someone. Dad found out and made me watch as he shot a full grown pig in the head then gutted and skinned it. Not much of a punishment when you think about it, since later i would go hunting with him and do the same exact things with deer. As long as this guy was of sound mind enough to ensure his daughter doesn't drown while teaching her the lesson then it's all good. But kinda not cool to do something like that out of anger.
 
2014-05-17 11:39:07 PM  

revrendjim: My dad tried that method on me when I was little. I didn't take a breath and sank straight to the bottom, where I remained for what was probably a very short time but seemed an eternity before he dove in and pulled me out. I never did learn to swim.


Same here, except I came back up.  I don't really miss my father.
 
2014-05-17 11:39:45 PM  
ITT - non swimmers
 
2014-05-17 11:41:09 PM  

Dirty J1: Not exactly a bad punishment


This. Child abuse is a serious problem. This isn't child abuse and it weakens and demeans genuine child abuse when a parent uses that claim to earn an advantage in child custody disputes. If I'm on that jury I'm not voting to convict (not likely that it will ever go to a jury, though. He'll plead to some lesser charge to avoid jail and she'll get the kids.)
 
2014-05-17 11:43:02 PM  
this is past a poor decision and a mistake. This is a child.

Amusing.
 
2014-05-17 11:43:41 PM  
The correct thing would have been to rub her nose in the dead puppy.
 
2014-05-17 11:43:48 PM  

HairyNevus: Yup, had 3 near drowning experiences when I was little (I sucked at swimming and was a dumbass) and now I get anxiety just walking across bridges. I did learn how to swim eventually, but I only do so in pools.


The big thing is learning how to not sink.  Once you have that down you're golden.
 
2014-05-17 11:46:18 PM  
He didn't get much distance out of her. Should have tried overhand.
 
2014-05-17 11:47:12 PM  

Dirty J1: Not exactly a bad punishment. Reminds me of what my old man did to me to teach me a lesson. When I was 5 i threatened to shoot and kill someone. Dad found out and made me watch as he shot a full grown pig in the head then gutted and skinned it. Not much of a punishment when you think about it, since later i would go hunting with him and do the same exact things with deer. As long as this guy was of sound mind enough to ensure his daughter doesn't drown while teaching her the lesson then it's all good. But kinda not cool to do something like that out of anger.


5 isn't 23 months. You're welcome.
 
2014-05-17 11:48:06 PM  
the little sociopath killed a puppy she deserved at least a dunk in the pool herself.
 
2014-05-17 11:48:27 PM  
A good dad would have bought her a new puppy. A dog she could play in the park with, throw little tea parties for, share a bed with each and every night. Depending on the breed, the dog might live long enough to share in most of her life milestones. One day that little girl would grow up and go off to college. She'd miss that dog terribly & probably rush home the first break she got from school to tend to him, maybe share a bed with him for old times sake. That's when dad should drown the dog in the pool to teach her a lesson. A two year old ain't gonna remember why she was tossed in the pool. Duh.
 
2014-05-17 11:48:57 PM  

BSABSVR: Dirty J1: Not exactly a bad punishment. Reminds me of what my old man did to me to teach me a lesson. When I was 5 i threatened to shoot and kill someone. Dad found out and made me watch as he shot a full grown pig in the head then gutted and skinned it. Not much of a punishment when you think about it, since later i would go hunting with him and do the same exact things with deer. As long as this guy was of sound mind enough to ensure his daughter doesn't drown while teaching her the lesson then it's all good. But kinda not cool to do something like that out of anger.

5 isn't 23 months. You're welcome.


2. 2 years.
 
2014-05-17 11:49:10 PM  

Solid State Vittles: The video makes it look like he's trying to teach her how to fly.


The video makes him look like a midget too.

A powerful midget, at that.  The kid nearly made it clear to the other side of the pool.
 
2014-05-17 11:49:16 PM  

Cyno01: Wasnt teaching her to swim, was teaching her not to fark around by the pool cuz shed drowned a puppy... farked up situation all around.


Why was a 2 year old hanging out unsupervised around the pool with a puppy in the first place?
 
2014-05-17 11:49:27 PM  
On one hand dick. On the other hand, dead puppy.  Which parent let the offspring with the puppy next to a freaking pool?  How did the poor puppy die if there is to be supervision with offspring that are 2 years old?

I mean, it's a *puppy* for gods' sakes.
 
2014-05-17 11:51:49 PM  

Maggie_Luna: On one hand dick. On the other hand, dead puppy.  Which parent let the offspring with the puppy next to a freaking pool?  How did the poor puppy die if there is to be supervision with offspring that are 2 years old?

I mean, it's a *puppy* for gods' sakes.


Which was why he was trying to teach her a lesson in water safety, so she'd be too God damn terrified to go near the water and wouldn't have to be supervised.
Or he figured if she's gonna drown he at least wanted to get the satisfaction of seeing it
 
2014-05-17 11:54:29 PM  

whatshisname: Cyno01: Wasnt teaching her to swim, was teaching her not to fark around by the pool cuz shed drowned a puppy... farked up situation all around.

Why was a 2 year old hanging out unsupervised around the pool with a puppy in the first place?


Yeah, this. There's a whole lot of parenting fail going on in this story.  I managed to kill almost an entire litter of kittens when I was a child by locking them in a dollhouse on a hot day, and I was older than that.
 
2014-05-17 11:55:17 PM  

Ambivalence: HairyNevus: Yup, had 3 near drowning experiences when I was little (I sucked at swimming and was a dumbass) and now I get anxiety just walking across bridges. I did learn how to swim eventually, but I only do so in pools.

The big thing is learning how to not sink.  Once you have that down you're golden.


Sounds like the key to flying.
 
2014-05-17 11:56:40 PM  
Guy has only himself to blame for the dead dog. A toddler is not going to have a sufficient sense of reality to watch an animal and ensure it doesn't come to harm.

/given how he decided to "teach" the kid, it would seem to verify his level of competence as a parent AND pet owner
 
2014-05-17 11:56:40 PM  
I suspect the "drowned puppy" story is just something that the dad-of-the-year candidate made up in an attempt to provide a rationale to the police for doing what he did.
 
2014-05-18 12:03:53 AM  

Ambivalence: That kid will never learn how to swim now.  This is the kind of thing phobias are born from.


She won't be tossing any animals in the water any time soon either though.

/if the father of the year didn't make that up.
 
2014-05-18 12:05:22 AM  
I was thrown in a pool before I could walk, and thus learned to swim before I could walk - I was thrown in a pool more than once, and learned the people there waiting to grab me and hold me could be trusted to protect me if I was in real danger, swimming is fun, and my family loves me. I have VERY little respect for parents that do not teach children to swim early and quickly. I do however have very little respect for someone that would throw a dog into water with no method of rescue.

I used to trade my teaching lessons for free swim time during my 20s ( couple of decades ago ) The number of parents that were scared to put their children into the water unassisted thus teaching their kids to fear water really annoyed me. Someone is there to make sure they do not drown, and children of that age have a natural "water is on my face, dont breathe in the water" instinct.

This father - has my (for lack of further info, just the photo) full support.
 
2014-05-18 12:06:21 AM  

Boo_Guy: She won't be tossing any animals in the water any time soon either though.


She's not quite 2 years old. Who the hell left her and a puppy by the pool, unsupervised?
 
2014-05-18 12:06:45 AM  

Boo_Guy: Ambivalence: That kid will never learn how to swim now.  This is the kind of thing phobias are born from.

She won't be tossing any animals in the water any time soon either though.

/if the father of the year didn't make that up.


And mother of the year, she's working on being a circus tattoo lady.
 
2014-05-18 12:07:23 AM  

Ambivalence: That kid will never learn how to swim now.  This is the kind of thing phobias are born from.


This is also the foundation of phobia cure - but yea, Im assuming you wont care about that.

Swimming is not dangerous if you are surrounded by caring adults (which the photo seems to imply) You do not drown from getting wet, but you turn into a chicken shiat coward if you are bubble wrapped for life.
 
2014-05-18 12:07:31 AM  

worlddan: Dirty J1: Not exactly a bad punishment

This. Child abuse is a serious problem. This isn't child abuse and it weakens and demeans genuine child abuse when a parent uses that claim to earn an advantage in child custody disputes. If I'm on that jury I'm not voting to convict (not likely that it will ever go to a jury, though. He'll plead to some lesser charge to avoid jail and she'll get the kids.)


Both of you:  don't have kids.  The world thanks you.
 
2014-05-18 12:08:15 AM  

Boo_Guy: Ambivalence: That kid will never learn how to swim now.  This is the kind of thing phobias are born from.

She won't be tossing any animals in the water any time soon either though.

/if the father of the year didn't make that up.


She's not even 2.  She's not going to know enough to link those two events together.  Hell she isn't even old enough to understand what death IS, much less that she was the one that killed her puppy, if she did at all.

A puppy probably did drown, but I don't know if the girl actually dropped or threw it in the pool or if it was just another of dad's "lessons".
 
2014-05-18 12:08:47 AM  

whatshisname: Boo_Guy: She won't be tossing any animals in the water any time soon either though.

She's not quite 2 years old. Who the hell left her and a puppy by the pool, unsupervised?


Obama


/study it out
 
2014-05-18 12:09:19 AM  

Slartibartfaster: I was thrown in a pool before I could walk, and thus learned to swim before I could walk - I was thrown in a pool more than once, and learned the people there waiting to grab me and hold me could be trusted to protect me if I was in real danger, swimming is fun, and my family loves me. I have VERY little respect for parents that do not teach children to swim early and quickly. I do however have very little respect for someone that would throw a dog into water with no method of rescue.

I used to trade my teaching lessons for free swim time during my 20s ( couple of decades ago ) The number of parents that were scared to put their children into the water unassisted thus teaching their kids to fear water really annoyed me. Someone is there to make sure they do not drown, and children of that age have a natural "water is on my face, dont breathe in the water" instinct.

This father - has my (for lack of further info, just the photo) full support.


Some other stranger - not the dad - fished her out.  And she wasn't even 2 years old.  So, no relation to what you're talking about at all.

You might want to work on your reading comprehension, it seems broken.
 
2014-05-18 12:12:08 AM  
That's kind of messed up but seriously people.  Most of the Earth is covered in water and you should really learn how to swim.  You can take and have much more cool vacations if you aren't limited to the land.
 
2014-05-18 12:12:12 AM  

Boo_Guy: Obama


/study it out


Was this pool in Kenya?
 
2014-05-18 12:19:39 AM  
Haven't clicked yet, but let me guess: people who speak Spanish
 
2014-05-18 12:24:26 AM  

Phelon Hardtimes: That's kind of messed up but seriously people.  Most of the Earth is covered in water and you should really learn how to swim.  You can take and have much more cool vacations if you aren't limited to the land.


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I'll stick to the shore, thanks

And f*ck rivers, too
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/I like being AT the ocean or ON the ocean, not IN the ocean
 
2014-05-18 12:26:18 AM  
Dude should've watched more TV. Kevin Hart already told us about this in his standup act.
 
2014-05-18 12:27:06 AM  
My dad came damn close to getting arrested for child abuse when he was trying to teach me to swim.

We were at Crescent Beach on Siesta Key in Sarasota and he was trying to get me to float on my back.  I had a real problem with that as, at eleven or twelve, I was tall and very skinny with almost no body fat, so it was tough to float.  I was scared and didn't want to do it and Dad kept insisting.  I started crying and insisting that I get out of the water and Dad kept insisting I keep trying.  In short, we were both over-reacting and getting upset.


After a bit, Mom decided it was best that we go home and as we were loading up the car to leave, a cop pulled up.  Some old lady had become convinced Dad was beating me and called the cops.  She must have left and ran to a gas station pay phone (this was the early Sixties) and called.  So the cop is questioning my dad, who was a 6'3"  200+lbs former Marine, and just itching to run him in for beating me.  I had to undergo inspection to show there were no marks on me and tell the cop I was fine.  The cop finally left, but Dad kind of held it against me for a few days after.


Years later, I learned that the whole thing arose out  a very stressful week at work for Dad.  He was under a lot of stress and over tired and handled it poorly.  I have always tried to remember that with my kids and grandkids.  Some times, parents fark up, having all the good intentions and it looks totally different to others, especially those who have no kids.
 
2014-05-18 12:32:37 AM  
Uphill both ways. In the snow.
 
2014-05-18 12:36:37 AM  

Brainsick: Phelon Hardtimes: That's kind of messed up but seriously people.  Most of the Earth is covered in water and you should really learn how to swim.  You can take and have much more cool vacations if you aren't limited to the land.

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I'll stick to the shore, thanks

And f*ck rivers, too
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/I like being AT the ocean or ON the ocean, not IN the ocean


Meh, touche but I was thinking more along the line of scuba, snorkling, water skiing, cliff jumping (I was a pussy and didn't dive), jet-skiing, para-sailing, water parks and that sort of thing

But sure fella, be scared of things you'll most likely never encounter just for fears sake *shrug*
 
2014-05-18 12:39:57 AM  

cyberspacedout: Dude should've watched more TV. Kevin Hart already told us about this in his standup act.


B




Cosby, about the six minute mark
 
2014-05-18 01:08:07 AM  
Throw-me-in worked for me.

And if you like to be on boats, learn how to swim.
 
2014-05-18 01:53:21 AM  

PreMortem: McCarthy is still in jail. Family members said he is in the infirmary because he was beaten up in jail.


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