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Toj

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#87285 Jun 17, 2013
I also think the parents of those kids are crazy. If I was the parent of one of those kids, I would not press charges. I'd be happy he got the crap scared out of him.

(shrug)

But legally...

Toj

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#87286 Jun 17, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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How do you know he threatened bodily harm? YOu're going to take the word of 10-year-old vandals? I'm not.
I have physically detained juvenile delinquents -- as in, held a teen girl in a headlock to control her -- until the cops got there (a neighbor guy was holding the other one). The cops never said a word about us doing anything wrong.
That's what he is charged with. I have no idea who is telling the truth.

The judge isn't stupid.

I think the difference here is that (1) you didn't have a hammer and (2) you didn't lock them up in a closet.

Toj

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#87287 Jun 17, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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How do you know he threatened bodily harm? YOu're going to take the word of 10-year-old vandals? I'm not.
I have physically detained juvenile delinquents -- as in, held a teen girl in a headlock to control her -- until the cops got there (a neighbor guy was holding the other one). The cops never said a word about us doing anything wrong.
There was a girl -- around 14 or 15 -- who was threatened 8 year old boys. She thought she was tough. She was much bigger than me, but I have attitude, agility and age on my side (uh, it was over a decade ago to boot). I scared the crap out of her.

Yes, I could have been charged for threatening to kick her ass but I was willing to risk it. Like most bullies, she backed down and left real quick.

Since: Jan 10

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#87288 Jun 17, 2013
I am so bored.

Toj

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#87289 Jun 17, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I am so bored.
Well, I am doing my best to pick a fight with you.:)

Say something political. Edog wills how up and he usually puts on a show.

Since: Jan 10

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#87290 Jun 17, 2013
Interesting short article on the downside(s) to getting your paycheck via a plastic "debit" type card:

http://www.twincities.com/ci_23477130/pa-mcdo...

Since: Jan 10

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#87291 Jun 17, 2013
I had a rant typed up in FB yesterday but decided to not post it, didn't want to poop all over FB on Father's Day, but it was about having a fourth generation growing up believing that dads aren't necessary, just get a check from the government in dad's place.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Marcus Hook, PA

#87292 Jun 17, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Well, I am doing my best to pick a fight with you.:)
Say something political. Edog wills how up and he usually puts on a show.
Isn't it ironic that our government wants to disarm Americans and arm Syrians?

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#87293 Jun 17, 2013
Here, Ang, maybe this will help.

So, we went to my dad's on saturday. My youngest step-sister was there and spent the whole time chain smoking and telling anyone who would listen about her hysterectomy and all the complications with that, and how her daughter is a total alcoholic at not even 21 and that she is totally unable to do anything about this even though the girl (and her boyfriend) live at her house. Her only solution has been to buy wine, since the girl doesn't like it. And how she's been buying weed from the son of my dad's ladyfriend and that she suspects the ladyfriend is helping the son with some indoor grow house and that she's also his mule. It was exhausting just to listen to all this, let alone trying to figure out what was fact and what was drama. I drank many mike's hard lemonades.

My middle step-sis was also there and she took the girls home with her so Dickie and I could have a night off. It was lovely to have no responsiblities...

Then we go to my sisters so Dickie and my BIL can play golf for father's day and to collect the children. When we pull up to the house, my niece comes out to inform us that her mom is really ill and is considering going to the er. So when W finally gets out of the bathroom, she asks me to come upstairs and she closes the door behind me. She proceeds to tell me that my eldest step-sister, H, has called off the wedding (you all may remember this was the wedding where I had no idea what gift to get) because the man she's been living with for 15 years has suddenly become a potential child molester. The story that she told W was that she woke up to find the boyfriend not in bed so she went looking for him. She says she found him in her 16 yo daughters bed asleep but naked. She proceeds to scream and yell at him (without waking the child) and kicked him out of the house.

There's more to the story of course, but all of it sounds fishy. They had been fighting about how much money H was spending on the wedding - in fact she spent the money that had been set aside to fly up two of the bf's adult kids from Arkansas. Two days after this alleged event, my niece was on a plane to Nicaragua for a church-sponsored mission trip. While she was gone, H went to a counselor to talk about this and the counselor decided this was a must-report event and called DCF even though H never filed a police report. Oh, there's more but I can't even remeber it right now...Oh right, they work at the same company, so even though he's now a child molester, she doesn't want him getting fired because he's their best salesperson and she needs the company to keep doing well.

But the one thing that both W and I keep coming back to is that H can be a very violent person and has been known to beat her siblings over tiny slights, how did she not beat the snot out a man that is abusing her daughter? Both of us agreed that if that was our husband/bf, the guy would have left in an ambulance. And we both know that she is a total drunk and very manipulative, but we can't figure what she thinks she's going to gain from this.

I think she's totally lying about this, not that I really liked the guy but I don't see him doing this. W has talked to him and he insists that he's done nothing wrong and even though he signed a quit claim (?) deed on the house when he left, he's now going to go after her for everything. In the meantime, he's living at another daughter's house - with his 6 yo granddaughter.

I spent much of the day with my head in my hands.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87294 Jun 17, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Isn't it ironic that our government wants to disarm Americans and arm Syrians?
I think I saw that on a t-shirt this weekend at the flea market.

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#87295 Jun 17, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Well, I am doing my best to pick a fight with you.:)
Say something political. Edog wills how up and he usually puts on a show.
Heh. And I only said his name once! Isn't it suppose to be three times as in Beetlejuice?

Since: Jan 10

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#87296 Jun 17, 2013
WOw, squishy. My head spins just from reading that! And if she IS making up the child predator stuff, that is nasty. What a horrible thing to make up!

Toj

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#87297 Jun 17, 2013
squishymama wrote:
Here, Ang, maybe this will help.
So, we went to my dad's on saturday. My youngest step-sister was there and spent the whole time chain smoking and telling anyone who would listen ...
Amazing all around. Stay away from this whole thing. Let the authorities figure this out. She could have NOT beat him up b/c she didn't know if to feel jealous or outraged. Believe me, she wouldn't be the first person who didn't know how to handle this -- impaired or otherwise.

Man oh man -- I would stay away from all of this, though. It's crazy!

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#87298 Jun 17, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
WOw, squishy. My head spins just from reading that! And if she IS making up the child predator stuff, that is nasty. What a horrible thing to make up!
No sh!t. Whatever the truth is, it's my niece that is going to get screwed. This man is the only father she's ever known (her bio dad was killed in a car accident when she was 6-7 months old) but now she's not even supposed to talk about him, even though in her eyes he's done nothing wrong. She is totally at the mercy of her nut job mom and she will parrot whatever she is told. We're hoping that her bio-dad's family can get her out of there, even if it's just for the summer.

And the cherry on top of all this is that I'm not even supposed to know. H doesn't want the family to know anything - she's going to let people think the bf cheated on her or beat her and that's why the wedding is off (which no one has been notified of yet either - good thing I didn't buy a gift!). I know she doesn't want the family to know anything because we will call her out on this.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Marcus Hook, PA

#87299 Jun 17, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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I think I saw that on a t-shirt this weekend at the flea market.
Dam, I coulda made some money.

Since: Oct 12

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#87300 Jun 17, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Amazing all around. Stay away from this whole thing. Let the authorities figure this out. She could have NOT beat him up b/c she didn't know if to feel jealous or outraged. Believe me, she wouldn't be the first person who didn't know how to handle this -- impaired or otherwise.
Man oh man -- I would stay away from all of this, though. It's crazy!
They need to be very strict about the parent's being TOTALLY FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE......even having to borrow, to reimburse.....guaranteed to end any future problems......

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87301 Jun 17, 2013
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>No sh!t. Whatever the truth is, it's my niece that is going to get screwed. This man is the only father she's ever known (her bio dad was killed in a car accident when she was 6-7 months old) but now she's not even supposed to talk about him, even though in her eyes he's done nothing wrong. She is totally at the mercy of her nut job mom and she will parrot whatever she is told. We're hoping that her bio-dad's family can get her out of there, even if it's just for the summer.

And the cherry on top of all this is that I'm not even supposed to know. H doesn't want the family to know anything - she's going to let people think the bf cheated on her or beat her and that's why the wedding is off (which no one has been notified of yet either - good thing I didn't buy a gift!). I know she doesn't want the family to know anything because we will call her out on this.
Wooow...

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87302 Jun 17, 2013
And yeah, what Toj said.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#87303 Jun 17, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Amazing all around. Stay away from this whole thing. Let the authorities figure this out. She could have NOT beat him up b/c she didn't know if to feel jealous or outraged. Believe me, she wouldn't be the first person who didn't know how to handle this -- impaired or otherwise.
Man oh man -- I would stay away from all of this, though. It's crazy!
Oh, I will, as best I can. If it wasn't for the fact there is a minor child involved, I think we (me and the other 2 step-sisters) would have cut ties with my step-sister after her their died (about 3 years ago).

And thank you for another point of view. I can't imagine it going down like that, but I have to remember that it is possible.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87304 Jun 17, 2013
Two things we aren't touching with a 10 foot pole at the Matilda house are 1) J's POS bio dad probably has lung cancer and 2) SIL's cousin is pregnant with baby #3 at the ripe old age of 20. Same dad for all 3, but they're not really 'together', he doesn't like to work, but does enjoy chatting up 13 year old girls on the Internet. He's 27 or 28. Woo!

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