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EngineerJoyce    Posted 12-14-2004 at 10:58:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
When all things are considered, lots of times the kids who are considered bad are actually not the real problem.

Problem is, their ancestry should have been spayed and neutered.

The girl would probably be better off in the Foster Home system. Mom should be sentenced. And spayed.

EngineerJoyce    Posted 12-14-2004 at 13:41:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Okay, I could kinda freak for days on this topic, but I am going to try to be as concise as I can...

Parents should be PARENTS!!!

If they were, kids would still have respect for their elders, schools wouldn't have to be dealing with this type of crap, and our jails would be deserted. It DOES NOT take a village to raise a child, it takes a PARENT!!!!

This mother's job is not on trial. Her total lack of judgement and parenting skills are.

Peanut    Posted 12-14-2004 at 13:54:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not trying to start an argument with you but I would like to hear what parenting skills are missing based on the information in the story. My point was that the media report may be trying to predispose our thoughts of this story by leaving us to our imaginations. Sure, we can fill in the blanks and come to the conclusion this person is a pathetic excuse for a mother but is that fair ... based on the info in the story?

If this girl was selling alcoholic Jello at school this "mom" should be strung up like everyone suggested. That would be no different than selling pot brownies or LSD laced candy buttons. We would definitely have a lot to talk about.

I totally agree that she exercised poor judgement having her child sell Jello at school. Like I said below, we don't know if it contained alcohol so I am reserving my criticism of that aspect. I would not ask my kids to sell anything at school but then again I am not hurting for Christmas cash either. I don't know this family's financial situation and cannot rush to a judgement.

steve19438    Posted 12-14-2004 at 13:17:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
back around 1959 me and some other boys were walking in elementary school with "candy cigarettes" in our mouths; we thought we were "cool". teacher comes along and makes us remove and throw away said ciggies. no disciplinary action was taken against us. i guess today we would have been thrown in the "pokie".
times change.

Paula    Posted 12-14-2004 at 12:32:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm not surprised at all. There's a girl up where I live who smokes at age 12 and gets the cigarettes from her mother.

Go figure.

Now hold on a minute    Posted 12-14-2004 at 12:10:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
On the surface I would say EJ is right to suggest spaying the mom. But it might be wortwhile to dig a little deeper into this. Lets break it down:

1) Mom makes Jello shots w/ alcohol at home
2) Mom sells Jello shots at the bar where she works
3) Mom sent child to school w/ Jello - alcohol unknown
4) Child gets suspended for selling an alcholic "look-a-like"
5) Mom must submit child for drug test to return to school

I don't see a problem with #1 and #2 above.

Mom sending child to school with Jello to sell it is questionable. Can't discuss the alcohol portion of this story because we don't know for sure if they contained the booze. Just because mom works at a bar does not mean she is selling booze to kids mixed with Jello. As far as selling plain Jello to other kids at school to get extra Christmas cash >>>> is that really so bad? Is it any worse than the schools constantly asking parents to buy candy and wrapping paper and generally meaningless crap for school fund raising?

School suspending the child for selling an alcoholic look-a-like. This one bugs me. Who determined Jello is a look-a-like to anything besides Jello. Alcohol can be added to any liquid to make drinks. That means Coke, 7up, Dr Pepper, Kool-Aid, Ginger Ale, and orange juis are all considered look-a-likes because bars make drinks with them as mixers. I'll bet the school sells milk, OJ, and soda. Why can't the child?

Drug testing the girl is a little extreme at this point. Once the Jello test results come back, then you should feel good about roasting the "mom" and drug testing the child.

- Peanut

Melanie    Posted 12-14-2004 at 12:51:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I bet any money they had no alcohol in them. I bet she just looked at her jell-o shot biz and said, "You know, kids love jell-o. Why not just sell little cups of it at the school, without the booze? They'd go like hotcakes!" Which, IMHO, is good business sense, not corruption of minors.
As far as the lookalike thing goes, I agree with Peanut, except that in this case, jell-o shots come in a clearly defined setup, ie., the little cups. In this case, they really did look like the real thing. It's too bad, but there you go. And since mom did have that business, she can't say, "Oh, but I didn't know they looked like jell-o shots." So I agree that the suspension should stand, but as for the drug testing, puh-leeeeeeze. An eight-year-old? Not hardly. Or am I being naive?

Texas    Posted 12-14-2004 at 12:37:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I would think most have presumed they contained alcohol based on moms skill sets.

If not....then shes simply selling little cups of jello. Hell we had candy cigs as kids. Bet that would go over like a lead balloon in school too.

screaminghollow    Posted 12-14-2004 at 11:37:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya ought to read the US Supreme Court case of Buck vs Bell. State of Va wanted to sterilize young Carrie Buck, born of a feebleminded woman and herself, birthing a child, said to be feeble minded as well. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote so elequently, "Three generations of imbeciles is enough." that a society that can demand the lives of it's best citizens on the battlefield can certainly demand less of lesser citizens. (It should be noted that Ms. Buck's daughter made it to third grade and showed all indications of normal intelligence before the girl died at age 8 of some disease like measles)

Alias    Posted 12-14-2004 at 11:24:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
The authorities aught to carry it one step further and jack up the jail for the derelict mom.

Texas    Posted 12-14-2004 at 11:17:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow...the idiocy of some people just amazes me.

Then again...greed or want of money makes people do some really stupid things.

sdg    Posted 12-14-2004 at 11:30:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some people should not be allowed to breed! That just makes me sick, and sad for that little girl.

jeanette    Posted 12-14-2004 at 12:50:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
well lets see if they really contained booze before we burn the poor lady at the stake. most of us did indeed 'smoke' candy cigs when we were growing up, or played with cap guns. even the jello company makes little cups of jello.
i wonder if the real problem is that the community is judging the mom because she works in a bar, at least she is working and not collecting welfare now if there is booze in there then yes that is a huge problem
how about that poor 10 year old girl who was handcuffed and arrested for taking scissors to school? sometimes schools get carried away with zero tolerence.

SusieQ    Posted 12-14-2004 at 15:44:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Since the incidents where kids carried guns to school..................shooting other kids, the crack down is schools has become like prisons, I is getting worse.

Home Schooling is starting to look really good.

jeanette    Posted 12-14-2004 at 14:16:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
it's kinda like a bake sale only jello.

Jimmy    Posted 12-14-2004 at 18:22:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Parents using their kids- sick. Perhaps a prostitute has more class as they stay away from grade school kids.

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