Posted by: schmoffly | December 11, 2009

Anger!

I am so angry.  I really can’t stand people sometimes.  Ahhhhhhhh!  I am so angry!  I know that is so terrible and such a strong way to feel but reading a particular news story this morning really got my blood boiling.

The gist of it is  this:  A 17 year old Texas high school teen gets pregnant.  Her volleyball coach benches her until she comes back with a doctor’s note saying she is cleared to play.  Her stupid, ignorant parents file FOUR lawsuits based on “Title IX,” a Federal Law that prohibits gender discrimination in athletics.  Her parents said that other girls on the team did not need a doctor’s note  to play, so their daughter was discriminated against.

ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?!?!?!?!

SHE IS PREGNANT!!!!!!!

SHE SHOULDN’T BE PLAYING VOLLEYBALL!!!!!!!!

For all my loyal blog reader (‘s’ intentionally left off) I am an expecting Father- my wife is pregnant.  There are so many things that can go wrong with a pregnancy.  We didn’t even tell our parents for 12 weeks because there is something close to a 20% chance of miscarriage up until that point- and that is if you are doing everything right.  My wife does not lift anything, she doesn’t bend over to pick anything up and I drive on all trips so she can be more comfortable.  We take extreme care to do everything slowly and methodically so as to give the baby the best chance possible at being healthy.  And, oh yeah,

SHE DOESN’T DIVE AROUND ON A GYM FLOOR HITTING A BALL THAT IS POSSIBLY HURTLING AT HER ABDOMEN AREA WHERE A HUMAN CHILD IS DEVELOPING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And here is the real kicker:  The doctor’s note actually supplied several restrictions on the girl’s play- it seems the coach was right!  The girl should have been benched! 

A 17 YEAR OLD GIRL DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO TAKE CARE OF HERSELF AND HER CHILD.

I am so glad the coach stepped in and made this decision.  Harm could have been done to that child that could never have been undone.  But how stupid do the parents have to be to want their daughter to keep playing volleyball so much that they would bring FOUR lawsuits on the school and coach?

One of the reasons that Socrates was executed by the “lethal injection” method of the day-drinking a poison- by the Athenian government was for inciting sedition in the youth of Athens.  What it boiled down to was that Socrates didn’t believe in the democratic ideal of letting the general populace vote on a leader because the general populace is too stupid to make such an important decision.  People like this girl’s parents make me want to down a cup of Hemlock myself!

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Responses

  1. Rave on!!!

    Uncle Charles


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