5 year old boy shoots 4 year old boy on Maryland playground

July 1, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  Child Shoots Another Child on Playground in Hillcrest Heights

The link: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/maryland/child-shoots-another-child-on-playground-in-hillcrest-heights-063011

The summary:  The parents of a 5 year old Maryland boy are being questioned after he brought a gun to a local playground and shot another 4 year old boy in the chest.  The boy’s gunshot wounds are not considered life threatening.

The reaction:  I can’t believe how many stories I continue to read about children getting a hold of handguns.  I mean how difficult is it really to put a gun in a safe or at least put the damn thing on a high shelf where a kid can’t get a hold of it?

Can we hold parents accountable for something stronger than just negligence and give them more than just a slap on the wrist?

“To Catch A Predator” host Chris Hansen caught cheating on his wife on hidden camera

July 1, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  WORLD EXCLUSIVE: PREDATOR CATCHER CHRIS HANSEN CAUGHT CHEATING!

The link: http://www.nationalenquirer.com/world-exclusive-predator-catcher-nbc-dateline-chris-hansen-caught-cheating

The summary:  Chris Hansen, the host of NBC’s “To Catch A Predator” has been caught cheating on his wife by using a hidden camera.

The reaction:  Well, isn’t this the ultimate irony?  It would only have been more ironic if the girl he was cheating on his wife with was about 12 years old.

Hansen of anybody should know that someone’s always around with a hidden camera ready to bust you.  I’m guessing we won’t be seeing too many “To Catch A Predator” specials in the near future!

Octomom on her kids: “I wish I had not had them”

June 30, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  Octomom Nadya Suleman says she ‘hates’ her children, contemplates suicide: ‘They disgust me’

The link: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2011/06/30/2011-06-30_octomom_nadya_suleman_says_she_hates_her_children_contemplates_suicide_they_disg.html

The summary:  Octomom Nadya Suleman in a new interview with In Touch Weekly said that her octuplets “disgust” her and wishes that she had not had them, that her six older children are “animals” and that she has contemplated suicide.

The reaction:  It should come as no surprise that a single mom with limited financial means has trouble raising 14 children.

The suicide part surprised me a little bit.  She seemed so over-the-top excited to have more kids that it’s at least a little surprising that she’s done a complete 180.  She’s supposedly headed back to TV soon so maybe that’ll help by about 2% but she’s got a lot of issues to work through.

Mom goes shopping with 3 month old baby she just killed

June 30, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  Mom killed baby in a drunken rage, then strapped him in a BabyBjorn and went shopping: prosecutors

The link: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/06/30/2011-06-30_mom_killed_baby_in_a_drunken_rage_then_strapped_him_in_a_babybjorn_and_went_shop.html

The summary:  A Chicago mother is being charged with murder after she suffocated and killed her 3 month old son and then strapped him into a BabyBjorn infant carrier and took him shopping in order to avoid the boy’s father.

The reaction:  My God!  Are there really people out there that do this type of thing?

I’m not sure what I can say about this that isn’t already blatantly obvious.  This woman deserves the severest punishment the law allows but unfortunately it will be too late for her little boy.

Harrison Ford calls Shia LeBeouf a “f***ing idiot”

June 30, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  Ford: LaBeouf a ‘f**king idiot’

The link: http://jam.canoe.ca/Movies/2011/06/29/18351711-wenn-story.html?cid=rssentertainment

The summary:  Harrison Ford called his “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” co-star Shia LeBeouf a “f***ing idiot” after LeBeouf stated that he was disappointed with how the movie turned out.

The reaction:  Ford is certainly entitled to his opinion but I can’t really see what LeBeouf did wrong here.

He simply said that he didn’t feel that he was able to make the movie live up to the legacy of the others the way he would have liked to.  He’s just being honest and I give him credit for being able to look at his own work with a critical eye.  Ford was upset because he felt he “turned” on the movie.  I think LeBeouf was just being honest.  I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.

Texas man dumps 4 year old son by the side of the highway at 3AM

June 30, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  Police: Texas man dumps 4-year-old son by highway

The link: http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/8459870/44996040/Police_Texas_man_dumps_4-year-old_son_by_highway

The summary:  A man in Texas is being charged with child endangerment and possibly attempted murder after he dumped his 4 year old son by the side of a rural highway at 3AM and left him to fend for himself claiming that God had told him to expel the boy from the car.

The reaction:  I’m not sure what type of God would tell someone to do this to his own son.

Child endangerment charges won’t be nearly enough for this guy.  He’s clearly mentally ill and needs to be removed from society altogether.  The thought of this young boy being left in the cold and dark for several hours alone to simply survive makes me sick to my stomach.  I really hope this “dad” gets what he has coming to him.

Tracy Morgan follows up homophobic comments with remarks about “retarded kids”

June 29, 2011 Leave a comment

The headline:  Tracy Morgan under fire again for cracking offensive jokes about the mentally disabled in NYC show

The link: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2011/06/29/2011-06-29_tracy_morgan_offensively_jokes_about_disabled_people_compares_young_retarded_mal.html

The summary:  Tracy Morgan is being criticized for jokes he made about “retarded kids” recently.  This follows Morgan’s highly criticized comments he made saying that he’d kill his son if he were gay.

The reaction:  I’m a Tracy Morgan fan but apparently this guy didn’t learn anything from his first run in.

Morgan claims he was just trying to be funny and meant no offense but he should know better that there are just some things you shouldn’t joke about.  Joking about “retarded kids” should be off limits as should saying you’re going to kill your son if he’s gay.  It’s not rocket science but I guess some people need a reminder.