January 23, 2013

Welcome to Steubenville!

A guy I knew grew up just outside of Steubenville, Ohio, which has been in the news lately because a couple of high school football players allegedly took advantage of a drunk, unconscious or barely conscious 16-year-old girl and were charged with rape and other crimes. Dr. Phil got involved with his TV show.

I have been to Steubenville a few times with my friend, one time just to get pizza from his favorite pizza place there. I hate to think what I would have done if the place was closed after driving almost 3 hours to get there. I know what I thought after tasting the pizza -- I could have gone to a crappy pizza place a lot closer. But that's another story.

What piqued my curiosity today was an article about a few more Steubenvillains. The Associated Press reported that James and Samantha Taylor pled guilty after a neighbor freed their 3 young children from the Rubbermaid containers into which they were stuffed. Two uncles were left to guard the boxes while the "parents" went shopping. Here's the box (from the article):

More disturbing was that these "parents" dropped weights on the childrens' feet to punish them. Where do people come up with this kind of shit? Are there some parenting books with these disciplinary techniques? Does Dick Cheney hold parenting seminars where he teaches waterboarding for parents and other things?

Posted by Bill at January 23, 2013 03:18 PM

Were the parents out shopping for some common sense because CLEARLY they are FRESH. OUT.

Posted by: Kathy Howe at January 24, 2013 02:40 PM