"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-27-2007, 10:53 AM   #1
Sous Chef
mugsy27's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: MD, USA
Posts: 541
This Weeks Nominee...

for parent of the year goes to....

TACOMA, Wash. - A woman admitted Monday that she coached her two children to fake retardation starting when they were 4 and 8 years old so she could collect Social Security benefits on their behalf.
Mom taught her 2 kids to fake retardation - Crime & Punishment - MSNBC.com


I hated going to weddings. All the grandmas would poke me saying "You're next". They stopped that when I started doing it to them at funerals.
mugsy27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2007, 11:14 AM   #2
Executive Chef
Half Baked's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,927

What will people do next?

Please spay and neuter your pets. The Animal Rescue Site
Half Baked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2007, 12:03 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
pdswife's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 20,308
Send a message via AIM to pdswife Send a message via MSN to pdswife Send a message via Yahoo to pdswife
Parents who make their children help commit crimes should be punished three times as hard. HOW SICK!
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
pdswife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2007, 12:57 PM   #4
Master Chef
CharlieD's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 8,318
she is not the only one, I'm sure, she's just got cut.
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2007, 01:20 PM   #5
Senior Cook
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 179
I'd like to think that for every person like that there's someone wonderful out there who's doing the right thing.
Spiritboxer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2007, 01:42 PM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,087
A similar incident happened in our area recently. A husband and wife were arrested for scamming the community. They created a scenario whereby they requested financial help for their young son whom, they said, was dying of some form of cancer. To be more convincing, they drugged the child to give the impression of his frail condition. They bilked folks out of tons of money, which they used for a lavish trip to Florida. Unfortunately, a sharp observer picked up on some of the inconsistencies of their story and they were caught.

Poor little boy was just a pawn in his parents' greedy scheme. These kinds of parents shouldn't be allowed to reproduce or keep the children they already have.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2007, 01:44 PM   #7
Chef Extraordinaire
middie's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Cleveland,Ohio USA
Posts: 16,264
Send a message via Yahoo to middie
What's worse is that there are hundreds more parents out there doing the same thing if not worse.
middie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2007, 03:20 PM   #8
Senior Cook
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 470
I think that I saw that on an episode of law and order. There has to be a special place for people that are mean enough to use children in their icky scams.
carolelaine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2007, 03:25 PM   #9
Head Chef
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,038
That is very sick especially for a mom to teach her children to commit crimes.
You see it every day on television and no wonder where everyone is getting the ideas for all sort of crimes.

Jill and Jolie
shpj4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2007, 04:08 PM   #10
Chef Extraordinaire
mudbug's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NoVA, beyond the Beltway
Posts: 11,166
And I thought this would be about the Oscars. Idiot parents we can get any day of the week.

I'm not a big fan of regulation in public life, but sometimes you just gotta think we need one more law...............

Kool Aid - Think before you drink.
mudbug is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.