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7.09.2007

They Grow Up So Fast



Basic story: Baby gets into some meth so mom and grandmom are going to get arrested for not, uh, keeping the meth in a child-proof container.

This is posted only to note that:
(1) The grandmother is 48. Make that a hard 48.
(2) Mom is only 21. But police are holding off arresting her because she about to give birth to her third child. Make that a hard 21.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Start'em young" is that family's motto... better yet "MOM, baby's cranky! You got any meth on you?"
"Don't you be givin that baby my meth! Make 'em get their own!"

Anonymous said...

I have no sympathy for them. It is one thing to mess yourself up but entirely another to mess up an innocent child.

Anonymous said...

She may be a hard 48, but grandma looks more like a hard 78. This may be where the meth comes into play. 21 mom should take note, but the meth probably obscures the vision and she can't see herself looking like her mom in a few years.

Anonymous said...

Candidates for the Family Victory Church.

RW said...

They are good candidates for any church. Question is: Does any church care about those types of people whose lives are wasted and ruined? These are the type of people that desperately needs answers that can be found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Most churches only want those who have status or wealth. I think Jesus can relate to the down and out as well as the up and out.

Anonymous said...

There is the highest of probabilities the 48 year old got started with drugs on some of that harmless marijuana back in the 70s. You know, the stuff that doesn't impact or hurt anyone and should be available at the corner store.

Anonymous said...

Who's going to pay for the 300 or 400 years worth of support this family will require because they can't take care of themselves or hold down a decent situation for their entire lives? Now multiply by a few million for all the other meth heads. And multiply by tens of millions for all the blacks coming out of school who have no education and lack parental support so vital to getting a good head start in life. And multiply by tens of more millions for the flow across the border. Meantime, the "provider" generation is getting older and set to retire to the hills, paying no more taxes to support all this crap. Bottom line is that gimmes are soon to outnumber the givers, and they will still demand support. Anyone ever open a history book to know what happens more times than not in those situations? If there are two dogs, the little one has a full bowl of food and the big one has no food in its bowl, how long do you suppose the big dog tolerates the little dog being in charge of distributing the food?

Anonymous said...

Interesting take 8:40. You could say the same for that Coors Light or that Marlboro. If you're going to make the slippery slope argument, you'd better include everything that might be addictive (coffee anyone?).

I have sympathy for the little ones. They didn't ask for or deserve this. We now have 3 children to work with. We can 1) give them back to Mom once she's "clean"; 2) take them from 21 year old Mom and give them to a family member; 3) take them from Mom & put them in foster care; or 4)take them from Mom and put them in an adoptive home. Frankly, none of those situations is particularly appealing. Check with your friends that do this sort of thing & see if there's enough help for kids in this situation.

This is where a little Church intervention would be welcome. Let's see who steps up to the plate.

Anonymous said...

To sum it up, the majority of the problems today in this country are:

Drug abuse
Irresponsible reproduction
Welfare Society

Anonymous said...

9:59 I certainly don't have the solution to everything, but I believe that you'll find that birth rates for women is inversely coordinated with their education level.

A women's educational level is the best predictor of how many children she will have, according to a new study from the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We can solve the irresponsible reproduction with education. Of course, if you believe the "Welfare Society" includes any funds spend on educating children...I don't know where that puts you.

Anonymous said...

Are you saying that a woman who doesn't go to high school won't know what will happen if she spreads her legs and let's a man stick his weenie in her?

Gleemonex said...

10:20: Exactly.

Also, comprehensive sex ed and access to birth control might've saved a lot of heartache in this situation. Those poor kids ... ugh.

Anonymous said...

Who are you kidding? Access to birth control. I would bet my last $20 bill that this 21 year old has heard of planned parenthood and know about birth control. She should be sterilized while she's in giving birth to her next innocent victim. These people are disgusting and should be locked away, and yes, I would give my last $20 to build onto the prison.

Anonymous said...

RW has a great point.... most churches in Decatur would see these people as unnecessary.

Church is all about "who are you in the force rank hierarchy of the Decatur blue bloods?"

What could these women do to increase our wealth or raise our status? Nothing, you say..... then forget them.

In is in fact the polar opposite to what Jesus would command.

Anonymous said...

My, my, my....aren't we all high and mighty today.

Anonymous said...

10:20AM, I'm a high school drop-out, have only one child - he was born when I was 20, and I make $75 an hour. How much does this screw up your statistics?

Anonymous said...

9:59, in other word liberalism is americas problem

Anonymous said...

3:31, 1) It's not my statistic, it's that of many reputable scientists that have studied this for many years in many countries.

2) It doesn't screw it up the statistics at all. Statistics, in this instance, are about what the average is among millions of people, not what any specific individual does.

There are plenty of women that have PhD's that have 6 kids. There are plenty of women that never made it our of elementary school that have no children. What the statistic says is that, in general, when women have more education, they are less likely to have as many children. There are probably a lot of reasons for this, but one of them is that when women are more educated, they are better equipped to make decisions for themselves regarding whehter they actually want to have more children.

Some of the most overwhelming data related to this study is that done in less affluent countries without compulsory elementary education.

Anonymous said...

If the taxpayers would go ahead and pay for a tubal ligation when her next kid is born, that would be the last one of hers that WE have to pay for.

There is a difference between "access to birth control" and the sense to use it.

Anonymous said...

4:09 PM - Tubals versus abortions - what's the f^cking difference? I tend to think nothing will happen with our current presidential admin's mindset - with them being against stem cell research, abortions, etc.

JFC you sheeple.

Anonymous said...

I don't think the 21 year old had a chance at a good life with a mother addicted to meth. I am sure this girl got her start in drugs at home. It is truly sad.

Anonymous said...

Barry, was that the old Jana Spears u always had possession cases on in 1997-1999? U know the uniformed security guard hoax that most police believed, GOTCHA.

Anonymous said...

This is a really sad situation all around, more then likely the 21yo didn't have a chance due to due her mom, and now her children don't have a chance due to her.

But what I think is even sadder, how many of the people judging these people are going to DO something about the problem.

That's the biggest problem with our country. So many are quick to judge but so few willing to help. I know that we can't save everyone but unless you are helping to fix the issue what business do you have to judge it. I especially get rather annoyed with the self-proclaimed Christians who judge, isn't that God's job?

Anonymous said...

what if a drug test was required to collect the welfare and food stamps checks.

Anonymous said...

8:48, GOOD POINT, 22 years of dealing with the public I never thought of that. We spend $40.00 for a drug screen and save 2.1 million, U need to talk to someone that will listen, GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

In an effort to save money, most welfare and food stamps are distributed electronically to a card. While I like the idea of having people tested in order to receive benefits there are huge problems with that. If the estimates in the post are correct, the drug test would be $40...each...per month. The extra state employees needed to administer the drug tests would be thousands...including their salaries and benefits. A significant number of the people tested would be clean...so money wasted. This is all in an effort to secure that the approximately $168 monthly check doesn't go to a user. The cost of this plan would be higher than just passing out the money. Oddly enough, the money is for the benefit of the child and not the caregiver...so rejecting the mother b/c she tests positive harms the child that isn't even tested.

This reminds me of the latest step by Colorado to require proof of U.S. citizenship for Medicaid coverage. It'll save the State of Colorado $300K, but the cost to implement the plan is estimated at $2.9M.

wordkyle said...

7:13 - A correction: President Bush vetoed embryonic stem cell research, not all stem cell research. Bush actually promotes research using other sources of stem cells such as placental blood.

Anonymous said...

Give berry the chance and he will get them all off. Stupid kid should have known better than to get into the meth.