Tuesday, July 7, 2009

hey, baby, can I get your number?


Instead of a freak accident of the week story, I wanted to share this story with anyone who will read it. Did you read it? It’s worth your minute.

There are a few things that struck me while I read it. First of all, in case you missed it, his late wife’s name was RebelJane. I don’t want to be disrespectful to RebelJane, but I think the name itself speaks volumes about the situation. So this guy basically dumped his nine, yes nine kids AND NOW he is going to have two more with a new girlfriend. Where do men like this even find girlfriends? But they do.

I could almost respect the fact that he gave up his nine kids initially – I could assume that RebelJane had done most of the parenting, he panicked, decided he couldn’t take care of them, and left them (legally, thanks to a really bad loophole). If you didn’t get all the way to the bottom of the article, it also stated that this family has received an estimated $995,000 in government aid already. That is 110 times my current annual salary. So does it make me mad? It makes me so mad I could spit nails. Sadly, nothing can be done about this guy, who can go on having more and more and more babies.

I have to get off my soapbox now. But please, please, if you are reading this, promise me that you will never, under any circumstances, reproduce with this guy. Thank you.

1 comment:

jrh678 said...

I think that if you give up your kids, you should have to agree to be sterilized so you don't have any more. $995,000!!! Do you know what someone on the Dave Ramsey plan could do with that kind of money?! Ugh.