Saturday, March 11, 2006

Sad sight of the day

It was sad for me to see so many 15-16 year old girls walking around Wal-Mart carrying babies as if they were some sort of fashion accessory. It was even sadder to see so many of them standing in line to get their nails done.

14 comments:

Robert said...

Sad? I thought you loved babies. Maybe it is just pre-babies you love. Isn't that like you conservatives, life begins at conception and ends at birth? Oh well, rest assure your measley contribution of taxes that you pay will be going to support those babies.

Anonymous said...

Single mother = stupid slut.

When did being too stupid to use birth control get elevated to sainthood? Why should I pay for these idiots mistakes? Any woman seeking government benefits to pay for her bastards should be rendered incapable of reproducig for the duration of those benefits.

R Huse said...

Wow - Where did Roberts comment come from? Rather than leap to the standard liberal boiler plate lets do a little play by play of the post.

>It was sad for me to see so many 15-16 year old girls walking around Wal-Mart carrying babies as if they were some sort of fashion accessory.

Seems pretty hard to argue with this one. Clearly Daniel is dismayed that these girls have no concept of their actions or their impact on society or the baby. The statement simply says the girls were carrying babys in an unaware and uncaring manner. Can anyone argue that a 15 year old carrying a baby like a fashion accessory is something not to be sad about?

>It was even sadder to see so many of them standing in line to get their nails done.

Ok, This one I can see having a big problem with. Clearly it is entriely possible that a 15 year old girl could have the finances not only to care for her baby but also to put a roof over both of their heads and have enough money to pay for her fingernails to be done. I know of plenty of 15 year old girls who have that kind of money. If you dont beleave me I will be happy to give you their addresses. They all live in Gum Drop land.

How being dismayed at a 15 year old being inattentive to her baby and spending what is most likely taxpayer money to get her nails amounts to inconsistancy with a pro life stance is beyond me. Nevertheless there is a tendancy to slap the boilerplat on it and call it good.

Daniel said...

R Huse returns with a vengence!

Anonymous said...

Daniel -- In my ministry, I encourage people not to judge the misguided but to reach out to them, as Jesus would. I encourage you to do the same. God bless.

BEAR said...

NICE to meetcha, r huse!

BEAR said...

We all love children. Even children with babies. I'd love them to keep their hands away from my wallet. Babies with babies unnecessarily put a syrtain on our social services, treating them as and entitlement, not the safety-net those services are intended to be. Allowing compassion to enable irresponsibility helps no one and is hardly "reaching out." If, by your comment, Anon2, you see a need to reach out to these particular kids, you have also made a judgement. No harm no foul?

Scottiebill said...

Daniel: Notice, too, that when these children with their babies buy groceries, there is always chips and soda pop and candy and other essential items, But rarely do you see milk, cereal, bread, vegetables, meat, baby food, or any of the frivilous items that should be considered now and then. Maybe you might see a package of diapers in the cart. But all this stuff would take money away from the essentials named above.

The Gentle Cricket said...

I'm surprised Robert didn't mention anything about how this all could have been prevented if twelve-year olds had been taught how to have sex and then given condoms.

Anonymous said...

White girls are sluts.

Tim Lewis said...

Anonymous...I didn't see Daniel call them sluts or even condemn them. He was simply saying how sad it was. Sounds more like a societal problem than a personal attack. I agree, we need to reach out to people. Reaching out to people but judging Daniel doesn't make sense.

Tony said...

Jesus reached out, but he did not fail to judge at times. Nor did he ever excuse people's bad behavior.

Remember this line:

"Go, and sin no more." -Jesus

People always like the nonjudgemental Jesus, which is only half the story. The other half is to call a spade a spade and not be complicit in their bad behavior by enabling it.

I say, right on, Daniel.

Oh, and I love Wal Mart. And I think they should all be built by Halliburton.

terry said...

A few weeks ago I was riding MAX (the choo-choo that is cuckoo) home from my minimum wage job and there were two young people of opposite sex talking, one of whom was carrying a baby. They were discussing their tattoos, and the merits of a certain prospective tattoo design for a femals friend who also had a baby. That was sad.

Another sad experience is seeing able bodied young men (about 98 percent of whom appear to be white) asking if we take food stamps or taking out their food stamp card.

Anonymous said...

Ooh well I also think its sad to see white girls having baby's and having a babysitter a babysitter taking care of them. As in hispanic mothers are with their babies. Young Hispanic mothers tend to take care of their children better against white girls who drive them in their laps while driving (britney spears)