I read an article in our Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this morning regarding a child whose parents were being charged with abuse due to burning the child with a spoon. As I continued to read this article it stated that the mother heated up the spoon for 10 minutes before applying it to the child's skin. What goes through these peoples heads? In that 10 minutes wouldn't one begin to think more rationally? What is the purpose of this, and what will it solve? What happened to a good old smack on the ass and being sent to their room? If I were the judge instead of putting these idiots in jail I'd make them suffer the same abuse. Lock them in a room with nothing but a mattress, put them in some scalding water, burn them! I don't know how anyone can be so out of it that they can do these things to kids. It doesn't solve a thing. There are so many agencies out there that will help. Hell there's childless people who will take these kids off your hands and treat them right.
I work with a girl who talks about how she beats her kids. I asked her once " Are you talking beat or spank?". "Beat" she says. She claims she was beat and a better person for it. She was beat, left home, married some jail bound junkie and divorced him 5 years later and then found the Lord. Is she a better person because she was beaten or because she grew up? I'm waiting for the day the welts are noticed at school. This is just my beef, I can't stand hearing about that crap anymore.
On a lighter note : What the heck happened to Bradley Tech?