Friday, July 15, 2011

TWitN: 7/10/11-7/16/11

God DAMN have I been away a while! Sorry about that, life just likes to keep me busy. And for the first post in 2 months we haveeeeeee… TWIT NEWS!!!!!!

This week in the news! Should parents lose custody of their kids if the kids are fat? Some Republicans want to create the 51st state, and finally a restaurant bans kids under 6 from eating there! Yes… it’s kid week folks.

~Should children (mostly teens) be removed from their parent’s custody if they’re “obese”? Note that by “removed from their custody” they mean put them in foster care. Now maybe I’m a little odd about this but HOLY FUCK NO!!!!! Are you fucking brain dead?! Ask anybody that’s actually been in the foster care system what it’s like. Actually, go ask a whole lot. Now tell me how many damn horror stories you hear. You’re going to remove a kid from a loving family, and put them into the 7th level of hell that is the foster care system because they’re FAT?! You can fucking eat me! How about you actually look for people that abuse their kids instead of trying to escalate this inane drivel that is the “war on fat”.

Yes, people are fatter now then they used to be. It’s because we have a more sedentary lifestyle and because the food companies screwed us like a $2 whore with their food pyramid for a couple generations. Look it up, the food pyramid created a diet for people we’ve never had before (and didn’t need) and oh wow, caused bad effects! Just because the kids too are fatter does not mean they should be thrown to the hounds to justify your “everybody must be thin” boner! Next story.

~Some Republicans want to get 13 southern California counties to secede from the US and become the 51st state. First off, it’s a joke of an idea because it’s not going to happen. I can tell you why they want it to though. California is very much a Democrat state, the 13 counties in question are far more Republican. They want to be able to make their own state laws, and not be under the rule of them gosh darned Democrats! Oh, and they want to name the new state “South California”. Honestly, not a whole lot I can say on this one.

~Restaurant BANS children under 6! First off, I’m going to get a lot of flack about this, but I am all for this. I am at a nice "upscale, casual and quiet" restaurant, enjoying my night, and then a family walks in with a young child. They sit down 3 tables over from me and for the entire rest of my meal, and every other person’s in the restaurant, I get to listen to your loin spawn scream.

No, I see absolutely nothing wrong with this. In fact I think it needs to be expanded to other places, like movie theaters. Leave the kid with a baby sitter or friend. There are plenty of kid friendly restaurants, ones that are meant for kids, go there.

By the way, I like kids, I also happen to think if you can’t control your kids, or they’re so young they’re going to be screaming through the entire shopping trip/meal/movie, that you need to take them to a kid friendly restaurant/some place else!

This has been Gwen. Your pissed off, ranting redhead. An I’m going to get hate mail for this one.