Monday, January 25, 2010
Mom of the Week
Jerk of the Week
Police have arrested a Georgia woman who they say forced her son to kill his pet hamster with a hammer as punishment for earning a bad grade.What can you say about such cruelty? Anyone who needs any clarification or morality lesson to understand the repugnant nature of this act is beyond hope anyway. I suppose we could put this woman in charge of raising the next generation of serial killers.
Meriwether County sheriff Steve Whitlock told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thursday that the 12-year-old boy told his teacher about the killing. The teacher reported it to the Division of Family and Child Services, who contacted police.
The pet's death allegedly took place at the family's Warm Springs home.
Next, South Carolina's Lt. Governor Andre Bauer (R) makes an Dickensesque comparison between the poor and animals.
My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You're facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don't think too much further than that. And so what you've got to do is you've got to curtail that type of behavior. They don't know any better.Later, Bauer tried to clarify.
He also said he wasn't advocating the abolition of the federal school-lunch program or any other government aid. Bauer said he wants the state to rethink how those programs are administered.Despite whether or not Bauer's claims of working for the poor are true or not, he's demonstrated he's not gubernatorial material.
"This is out of love and compassion," Bauer said. "If I have to take a hit, then fine. ... I will take short-term pain for long-term gain."
Bauer, 40, said the criticism of him is political opportunism. He said there is probably no one in South Carolina politics who identifies more with the plight of the poorest South Carolinians or who spends more time helping the needy.
Bauer once S.C. Governor Mark Sanford to resign. I urge Bauer to resign and give up his run for governor of South Carolina.
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