Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Hard Truth From Orlando


“It was a mistake of the parents to not remember the kids
might be in the car, but that's what the professionals are
there for, to save you from those basic everyday mistakes."
(From ABC news article)

What a crock of crap. The three families whose unsupervised
children died when they got trapped in the trunk of their own
Camry on their own property and the bodies weren’t found
for days have been awarded $2.25 million dollars because the
Camden police didn’t find their kids for them.

All right, the police didn’t follow all the “search for
children” protocols. They might have found them if all
protocols had been followed – already dead probably,
but they didn’t and the bodies weren’t discovered until
days later. Of course, if the parents had opened their eyes,
quit the handwringing, and gone out to look, they’d have
found them too – and probably still alive.

What did the parents fail to do? Well – how about
everything? They failed to train their children in
appropriate places to play. They failed to have someone
keeping the children within earshot or line-of-sight while
they played. They failed to keep the children from going
places where they couldn’t readily be seen by an adult.
When they didn’t see or hear their children, they didn’t
do an immediate and complete search – particularly
knowing their own children’s habits and proclivities.
Instead, they sat back, went hysterical, and waited for the
police to figure out where their untrained, unsupervised
miscreants had wobbled off to.

Too bad about the kids. This kind of crappy, disinterested
parenting is epidemic in America and become worse since
the influx of immigrants with the “it takes a community to
raise a child” mentality. Yeah, it takes a community, but first
the kid is supposed to have a parent, whose priority is the
safety, training and well-being of the child they bred so they
can be a positive influence in the community and not a
community burden. And because these parents oftimes
aren’t legally married or have some pretty loosey-goosey
living arrangements with “cousins” and “friends” whose
last names they don’t even know, you’ve got a pretty good
idea of what kind of self-awareness and discipline the parents
have – never mind what they instill in their children.

So now we reward these piss-poor excuses of parents by
giving them money, on top of whatever social services and
welfare moneys they were receiving for not taking care of
their children, and simultaneously reinforcing the “blame
the cops because I acted like an idiot” mentality rife in

But I don’t feel like the parents have really profited.
These people are born losers. You could give them the
keys to the National Treasury and they’ll blow it. But
maybe they’ll take that 2.25 million dollars and get some
parental training to go along with their grief counseling.
And maybe they’ll buy enough mirrors so they can plainly
see who to blame for the loss of their children, instead of
pointing the fingers at everyone else.

The cops, who take responsibility seriously and who failed
to find these children, will punish themselves forever. I’m
glad I wasn’t there. But you know it doesn’t take a lawsuit
to get the attention of a responsible person. It just takes an
in-your-face failure, someone else to pay for your mistake
and you’ll never forget what you failed to do. And I don’t
think that’s something those poor excuses for parents will
ever learn however much money we throw at them.

Florida Cracker

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Thought For Today

"To find out a girl's faults, praise her to her girl friends." - Benjamin Franklin

The Hard Truth From Orlando

Delighted! I am delighted to see that in the vicious bully-cide
death of Phoebe Prince, the 15-year-old Irish girl who hanged
herself after relentless months of bullying, cyberstalking,
physical intimidation and harassment, NINE of her school
mates have been indicted on charges relating to her death.
And finally, the State of Massachusetts had the gumption to
do what most state prosecutors won’t and charged the 17
and 18 year old who had sex with Phoebe with statutory rape.
And I feel no sympathy for them. Some official apparently said
“their lives, too, are forever changed” – or whatever. And my
response is, well, they still have lives, don’t they? They went
out of their way to tear Phoebe’s apart. They gloated over her
suicide. Time for the wheel to come around and their ugly,
sociopathic selves to be exposed to the world the way they
exposed Phoebe’s pain for ridicule.

I hope they don’t get anything as simple as probation and to do
community service. I hope they do some detention time,
removal from public school and loss of scholarships and a tag
that haunts them for the next 50 years. I hope they get a big
black stain on their names – as a warning to their peers on the
consequence of viciousness towards classmates.

Bullying in schools is completely out of control in every state
in the Union . I don’t know if it’s because we no longer
“weed out” the kids with emotional problems but insist on
mainstreaming them with others, or if kids today just have
no sense of perspective. Every bullying action has the potential
for criminal charges. School administrators who fail to protect
their charges from bullies on their campuses need to face
criminal charges as well. I’m tired of bullies hiding out on the
campus because the campus is “off limits” to normal law
enforcement. If an action is illegal in the work place or on a
city street, it should be illegal on our school grounds and
school officials need to be put on notice that they’re liable.
I do know that it’s the failure of parents to instruct and
protect their daughters and further to educate their sons
which has resulted in rampant sexual activity among
underage children. And let’s face it, there’s a reason the
age of consent is 16. It’s to protect children from sex with
persons who might be a year or two older, but who are years
ahead in maturity and ability to manipulate their younger

And what is it with these girls nowadays? Used to be if the
guy was dipping his wick, you got mad at him – not the girls
he was using like toilet paper. I think the girls and young
women of today have gotten so used to being treated like
“bitches” by their “dog” boyfriends that they feel they have
to fight like bitches. What happened to the boys and young
men nowadays that they have absolutely no sense of honor
or responsibility? Were there always so many low-lifes in
our society or have we just had a bumper crop of them lately?
It’s because parents have failed. Parents and courts
consistently fail to respond to youthful sexual predators.
And they are predators when they target younger children for
sex – for the sake of sex. It’s time the States pick up the
challenge and enforce the law when parents refuse to press
charges. And if necessary, States need to charge the parents
with negligence, or aiding and abetting if they fail to report
the sexual abuse of their children by other youngsters.
Every girl under 16 who turns up pregnant should have a
criminal complaint attached to the boy or man who got her
that way, as used to be the case (unless you were just dumb
trash from a dumb trash neighborhood). Because the people
who weren’t trash taught their children better and held them
accountable for their actions. You knocked the girl up, you
had to marry her. You’re lucky now if he even pays child
support – forget behaving as a responsible father or decent
human being; these guys don’t have a clue and no one will
hold their feet to the fire to make it happen.

We’ve traded freedom for license; equality for entitlement.
Time to adjust our thinking and make the consequences dire
enough that even a dumb kid will think twice about crossing
some lines.

Rest in Peace, Phoebe Prince. I’m sorry it had to cost another
young life to get the adults to pay attention.

Florida Cracker

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Thought For Today

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

Rec: Microwave Cornbread Eggs Benedict

2 large eggs
2 tablespoons white vinegar
4 strips bacon
1 package microwave cornbread (or premade English muffins)
4 slices American cheese
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 teaspoon mustard
kosher salt
freshly ground pepper
chives, chopped for garnish

Fill a 1 quart microwave bowl 1/2 full with water and add vinegar.
Carefully crack the eggs into it and poke a hole in the yolks with a
skewer or toothpick. Remember, you're poaching and not
scrambling them. Microwave on HIGH for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes until
the whites are set and the yolks are still soft. Remove from oven
and set aside. Put 2 layers of paper towels on a paper plate with
the bacon on top. Microwave on HIGH for about 3 minutes until
crisp, then set aside. If you purchased muffins, put on plates and
skip the next sentence. Mix the microwave cornbread according
to the package directions and cook 2 muffin sized portions in
microwave safe cups as directed and put on plates. Tear the
cheese into small pieces and put into microwave bowl and add
the milk, hot sauce, mustard and season with salt and pepper.
Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute, stirring half way through,
or until the cheese is melted and smooth. Put 2 slices of bacon
on each muffin and top with an egg. Add half the cheese sauce
to each and garnish with chives. Enjoy.

Serves 2
Recipe may be doubled if very hungry

Rec: Fluffy Sausage Omelet

1/4 pound bulk pork sausage
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped sweet red pepper
1/4 cup sour cream
3 eggs, separated
3 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon butter

Crumble the sausage into a small microwave-safe dish;
add onion and red pepper. Cover and microwave on HIGH
for 2 minutes; drain. Stir in sour cream; set aside. In a
bowl, whisk the egg yolks, milk, salt, baking powder and
pepper. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks
form. Gently fold into egg yolk mixture. Place the butter
in a Pam'd 9 in. microwave-safe pie plate. Microwave on
HIGH for 30 seconds. Pour egg mixture into plate.
Microwave, uncovered, on MEDIUM for 3 to 5 minutes
or until partially set. Lift edges, letting uncooked portion
flow underneath. Cook on MEDIUM for 2 to 3 minutes
longer or until eggs are set. Spoon sausage mixture over
one side; fold omelet over filling.

Serves 2

Rec: Omelet In A Mug

2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons diced fully cooked ham
1 tablespoon diced green bell pepper
salt and pepper to taste

In a Pam'd microwave-safe mug, combine all ingredients.
Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH for 1 minute; stir. Cook
1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes longer on MEDIUM or until eggs
are completely set.

Rec: Microwave Breakfast Frittata

1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
4 egg, beaten
salt and pepper to taste

Place butter in a microwave-safe 9 in. pie plate. Cover with
waxed paper; microwave on HIGH for 30 to 40 seconds or
until melted. Add ham, onion and green pepper. Cover and
cook on HIGH for 2 minutes. Stir in eggs, salt and pepper.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes or until
a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand
for 3 minutes or until completely set. Cut into wedges.

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Thought For Today

"The greatest monarch on the proudest throne is obliged to sit upon his own arse." - Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Hard Truth From Orlando

Well, I guess it’s news -- but it’s not like it’s the first time news.
Multiple arrests have been made in the New Jersey gang-rape
of the 7-year-old girl, who followed her 15-year-old druggie,
delinquent stepsister to some kind of party where drugs were
being handed out. 15-year-old sister was prostituting herself
for drugs and then, I guess, someone made an offer for the
7-year-old – because you always find such classy people at a
party with drugs – and the 15-year-old agreed they could
molest her little stepsister, but it turned into a gang-rape of
the 7-year-old by a 20-year-old and 17-year-old and
13-year-old and any other thing in human form with a dick
or a dildo.

And I had such an incredible sense of déjà vu, because it
wasn’t that many years ago I read virtually the same set of
circumstances in a different part of the country. The
16-year-old half-sister agreed that her 6-year-old sister
would perform oral sex on some “guys” so the half-sister
could collect her share of the drugs. And the guys decided
oral sex wasn’t enough and raped the six-year-old. The
16-year-old claimed that she tried to stop them, because
she only agreed to the oral sex, not the rest, but…

There’s a reason for capital punishment. It’s not about
justice. It’s about getting rid of human-shaped monsters with
a proven track record of preying on the helpless. New Jerseyites
are screaming for incarceration. Why continue to throw money
at the problem? Instead of welfare money, we’ll throw prison
money at the perps – cheaper and safer all the way around to
get rid of the monsters, including the 15-year-old stepsister.

And ACLU and the NAACP and the whichever alphabet
soup organization wants to decry the facts, the facts are that
both of these incidences happen in subsidized housing areas
on the taxpayers’ dime, where the poorest of the poor, the
most ignorant of the illiterate and the most vicious of lowlife
criminals perpetuate, generation after worthless generation.
These horrific incidences happen because you don’t have
families, you have a loosely-related aggregate of people,
who care little or nothing for each other, co-habitating to
maximize government benefits and freebies. They live
together in squalor; the unplanned, unwanted and
unsupervised children at the mercy of all the other freaks
in the building – their only worth in the fact that they
represent two-legged government subsidies for the
welfare parents.

And why would expect that a child’s future should be any
brighter when raised by the self-serving idiots who have
chosen this life, turned their back on education, regular
employment or anything else? So when the news article
goes on to say, the family is grieving and in shock and
whatever over the vicious rape of their 7-year-old
(engineered by their delinquent older daughter), I say,
uh-huh. And where were any of the adults supposed to be
supervising a 15-year-old who’s going to parties with
20-year-olds where drugs are being sold? And don’t tell
me they didn’t know the older daughter was into drugs
and running with scum. It’s been my experience that
everyone in the housing area knows who the bad guys
are, where they live, who they hang with and what
they’re doing.

A real parent makes sure the oldest kid knows, your
younger sibling, half-sibling, child or dog I left in your
care better be well taken care of or I will take care of you
when I get back and there won’t be anything left when
I’m finished with you. But this 15-year-old and the
7-year-old don’t have real parents. They have welfare
self-victimizers who bred them but don’t raise them.
And they’ll hand-wring and wail – for themselves, but
it won’t surprise me if the 7-year-old gets blamed for the
15-year-old’s legal woes. It won’t surprise me if the
7-year-old gets put back in the 15-year-old crackhead
sister’s care again by the same handwringing “parents”
because you don’t breed this kind of worthless,
never-going-to-be-anything-but-scum behavior overnight.
You got to start them out young and be consistent in your
lousy parenting. Give it about four years and the rape victim
will be following her stepsister and all the others into the
self-perpetuating life of crime, scum and indifference. So my
solution is, quit paying for the scum. Lethal injection, bullet
to the back of the head – but get rid of the wolves in the fold.

And for the lousy parents of the lousy delinquents living on
the welfare dime, time to terminate the payments. Taxpayers
pay so you can take care of your children while you’re moving
ahead with employment opportunities, school opportunities,
whatever it takes to get out of the welfare roles. If you’re not
making sufficient progress, time to repossess the kids and put
them in agencies that will make them got to school, conform
and perform, and be something other than fodder for freaks
or a new generation of drug-dealers and users. Without the kids,
you only have yourself to take care of and you should therefore
make tremendous personal progress.

Sorry for the 7-year-old. Sorry for the 6-year-old. Sorry that
your families and neighbors are such sorry excuses for human
beings. Look at them and vow to be something else and live
somewhere else far away if you survive this experience. And
don’t tell anyone from the “hood” where you’ve gone. You’ll
be surprised how much better your life will be when you’ve
scraped off your sorry family and acquaintances and struck
out on your own.

Yeah. It’s not New Jersey . It’s the welfare state that breeds
such crimes and such poor excuses for people…

Florida Cracker

Friday, April 09, 2010

The Thought For Today

"Mirrors should think longer before they reflect." - Jean Cocteau

Thursday, April 08, 2010

The Thought For Today

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - Leonardo da Vinci

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The Thought For Today

"Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been, and there you long to return." - Leonardo da Vinci

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The Thought For Today

Believe nothing, No matter where you read it, Or who has said it, Not even if I have said it, Unless it agrees with your own reason, And your own common sense. - Buddha

Monday, April 05, 2010

The Thought For Today

"You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand." - Leonardo da Vinci