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Children Shouldn’t Have to Suffer Like This…

Over at Signal 94 is a story that articulates why some people should not be parents. Be prepared to want to lock and load and take a trip to NY.

“The police chief said it was one of the worst cases of child abuse his department has seen.”

No emotions, no feelings, just a robot-like attention to duty and detail. Take photos, collect and bag the evidence, type the affidavits and write the reports.

“The officers were horrified,” Nichols said Friday. “The doctors described the boy as dangerously malnourished and showing signs of starvation. If this neglect had continued, he could have died.”

Because if you don’t you’re gonna kill some asshole.

Police also found an 11-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy in the home. Like their younger brother, Nichols said, both suffered from malnourishment and neglect.

And then there’s those who just don’t care…

“Christina Stevens, who lived next door in the same two-family house for several months last year, said the 5-year-old boy next door looked as though he were 10 to 12 months old. Stevens said she called Cortland County child protective services workers at least three times last year about the family.”

…and yet another case of the CPS not responding timely when they should have helped those kids. I couldn’t have put it any better than sig, but to have to write about this kind of tragedy is virtually a sin.

Hee Haw!

I grew up in a household full of country music, and shows like “The Osmonds” and “Solid Gold.” One show I clearly remember gracing the television regularly was “Hee Haw.”

Washington - Buck Owens, who popularized country music in the United States with a string of 1960s hits and a long-running television show, died Saturday, associates said. He was 76.

Owens’ family said he died in his sleep at his home in Bakersfield, California, according to the website of a concert hall and restaurant he owned. The cause of death was not immediately known.

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Now, with shows like Hee Haw, one gains useless, non-disposing information. Like these lyrics from a Hee Haw song:

Where, oh where are you tonight?
Why did you leave me here all alone?
I searched the world over and I thought I found true love…
But you met another and PHPPPHT you were gone.

G’night, Buck!