Drunken parents face neglect charges ...

Drunken parents face neglect charges in Oldsmar

There are 28 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Nov 26, 2007, titled Drunken parents face neglect charges in Oldsmar. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The 2-year-old child of a drunken Oldsmar couple was inside their running car, hysterically crying and trying to wake them, when a Largo Mall security guard spotted the family in the mall's parking lot Saturday ...

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Atheist

Orlando, FL

#23 Nov 26, 2007
irony wrote:
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why are have nots have nots? because they get faced in the car to the point of unconsciousness with their two year old kid crying hysterically! i would say that they have nots in this story are the 2 year old and the baby in intensive care. they have not a parent who cares.
i don't care what your troubles are, there are plenty of people who have come from nothing to be very successful. they did it by accepting responsibility for what they become - not blaming others and then getting faced!
You are making blanket accusations about not only the people in this article, but everyone in this country who wasn't born with a silver spoon in their mouth. You don't know these people or anything more about this situation than what is printed in this article.

Beyond that, these people aren't blaming anyone for their situation. You are ASSuming they are. They could be taking legally prescribed medication that caused this for all we know.

I am not saying that these parents are not at fault and they did break the law. I'm just tired of people like you who lump a whole group of good people with good intentions who may be down on their luck into the same group as those who pilfer society. So Liberals care about their fellow citizens. So what? We're doing what all you Christians aren't doing. Aren't you tired of seeing church members driving around in Lincolns and Mercedes, wearing gold jewelry and $3000 suits, while their fellow men and women live on the street and go to bed hungry? How about all the children in the country that don't have health coverage by no fault of their own? Should they just accept responsibility for their parents' actions and deal with it? What about the people who lose everything - i.e. the California wildfires and the cyclone in Bangladesh? How about the people who still have no where to go after Hurricane Katrina?

I don't see too many of the "haves" of this country stepping up to help these people, but damned if the Liberals do!
Tietrack

Danville, KY

#24 Nov 26, 2007
Instead of raising the Tobacco Tax for the hundredt time why not raise the Alcohol Tax? What a concept! Oh, thats right, the politicians are drunks and wouldn't want to upset the tens of thousands of drunk drivers on the road who are killing our children each year
mel

Deltona, FL

#25 Nov 26, 2007
Atheist wrote:
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You are making blanket accusations about not only the people in this article, but everyone in this country who wasn't born with a silver spoon in their mouth. You don't know these people or anything more about this situation than what is printed in this article.
Beyond that, these people aren't blaming anyone for their situation. You are ASSuming they are. They could be taking legally prescribed medication that caused this for all we know.
I am not saying that these parents are not at fault and they did break the law. I'm just tired of people like you who lump a whole group of good people with good intentions who may be down on their luck into the same group as those who pilfer society. So Liberals care about their fellow citizens. So what? We're doing what all you Christians aren't doing. Aren't you tired of seeing church members driving around in Lincolns and Mercedes, wearing gold jewelry and $3000 suits, while their fellow men and women live on the street and go to bed hungry? How about all the children in the country that don't have health coverage by no fault of their own? Should they just accept responsibility for their parents' actions and deal with it? What about the people who lose everything - i.e. the California wildfires and the cyclone in Bangladesh? How about the people who still have no where to go after Hurricane Katrina?
I don't see too many of the "haves" of this country stepping up to help these people, but damned if the Liberals do!
I think you need to change your name to 'Hypocrite'. One moment you bash someone for 'lumping people into a category'. The next moment, you are doing the same thing. As far as the 'haves' not helping the 'have nots', how would you know something like that? Do you check every single person's transactions to see where there money is going? Who are you to say who is helping and who isn't? How much time and money do you donate to help those less fortunate than you? There are plenty of us out there who were not born with a silver spoon in our mouths and yet we worked hard to achieve success without sponging off the government. As far as the Liberals helping people out, how much of that is money coming out of their own pockets and how much of that is coming out of our taxes? Sure their generous -- with other people's money!
mel

Deltona, FL

#26 Nov 26, 2007
oops - I got carried away and put in 'their' instead of 'they're' at the end!
irony

Columbia, SC

#27 Nov 26, 2007
Atheist wrote:
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You are making blanket accusations about not only the people in this article, but everyone in this country who wasn't born with a silver spoon in their mouth. You don't know these people or anything more about this situation than what is printed in this article.
Beyond that, these people aren't blaming anyone for their situation. You are ASSuming they are. They could be taking legally prescribed medication that caused this for all we know.
I am not saying that these parents are not at fault and they did break the law. I'm just tired of people like you who lump a whole group of good people with good intentions who may be down on their luck into the same group as those who pilfer society. So Liberals care about their fellow citizens. So what? We're doing what all you Christians aren't doing. Aren't you tired of seeing church members driving around in Lincolns and Mercedes, wearing gold jewelry and $3000 suits, while their fellow men and women live on the street and go to bed hungry? How about all the children in the country that don't have health coverage by no fault of their own? Should they just accept responsibility for their parents' actions and deal with it? What about the people who lose everything - i.e. the California wildfires and the cyclone in Bangladesh? How about the people who still have no where to go after Hurricane Katrina?
I don't see too many of the "haves" of this country stepping up to help these people, but damned if the Liberals do!
talk about ASSumptions. i am not a "liberal" nor am i a "neocon" what did i say that would put me in either category?

talk about ASSumptions! where did i say anything about drug use by the parents? i am talking about the adults in this article and their LACK of responsibility.

talk about ASSumptions who said anything about church members and their gold chains.? How did i generalize about an entire population? who said anything about drugs?

talk about ASSumptions. where did i generalize across an entire group of "good people who have good intentions"? i did say that there are many who have come from nothing to be very successful. they did it by accepting responsibility for what they become - not blaming others and then getting faced!

talk about ASSumptions, where did i say i am a christian? i am NOT! but what do shysters like the crouch's - of TBN and their ilk - have to do with this article?

you appear to be attempting to use this story to express gross generalizations about the people on this board that you are making ASSumptions about.

by the way, i was far from being born with a silver spoon in my mouth - i am not financially rich, buy my life has been enriched by an incredible spouse with whom i've shared many years, two wonderful adult children and two beautiful grandchildren.
I Could Just Puke

AOL

#28 Nov 26, 2007
Atheist obviously must identify with people who
would drink themselves into a stupor and leave
their helpless child hysterical (not to mention
having driven a car in that state). Otherwise
how could this action ever be thought to be
"blameless"? And we don't have to "know" these
low-lifes, their actions speak louder than words.
(Plus, don't forget that daddy has a criminal
record). Yes, people who DON'T do things like this
have a perfect right to "point fingers" no matter
what their politics or religion, animals have
better parenting skills.
Charlie

Oldsmar, FL

#29 Jan 31, 2008
Here's the video of the Drunken Parents' Kid:

Change Agent

Columbia, SC

#30 Feb 4, 2008
Atheist wrote:
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You are making blanket accusations about not only the people in this article, but everyone in this country who wasn't born with a silver spoon in their mouth. You don't know these people or anything more about this situation than what is printed in this article.
Beyond that, these people aren't blaming anyone for their situation. You are ASSuming they are. They could be taking legally prescribed medication that caused this for all we know.
I am not saying that these parents are not at fault and they did break the law. I'm just tired of people like you who lump a whole group of good people with good intentions who may be down on their luck into the same group as those who pilfer society. So Liberals care about their fellow citizens. So what? We're doing what all you Christians aren't doing. Aren't you tired of seeing church members driving around in Lincolns and Mercedes, wearing gold jewelry and $3000 suits, while their fellow men and women live on the street and go to bed hungry? How about all the children in the country that don't have health coverage by no fault of their own? Should they just accept responsibility for their parents' actions and deal with it? What about the people who lose everything - i.e. the California wildfires and the cyclone in Bangladesh? How about the people who still have no where to go after Hurricane Katrina?
I don't see too many of the "haves" of this country stepping up to help these people, but damned if the Liberals do!
you don't have to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth to have a clue about not drinking yourself into a stupor with your kid in the car. you don't have to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth to be successful either. most folks achieve what they have through discipline, responsible decisions and hard work.

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