2.12.2009

Octomom

There is so much to be outraged about Nayda Suleman choosing to have more babies as a single, unemployed mother of six, one of whom is autistic. I know that during her interview with Ann Curry she tried to claim that three of her kids have disabilities, but ADD is not a disability. Kids with ADD may need special accommodations in school but it's hardly a "disability" that earns her money from the State of CA.

If
I were a tax-payer in California, a state with a very serious budget deficit, I would be adamant with my elected officials that my state treasury not pick up the hospital tab. Perhaps the dumb-ass fertility doctor should pay the bill.

Octomom claims that she tried for years to get pregnant (the old fashioned way) but she had her first in-vitro at the age of 27 (!) so in the absence of one or more partners/sperm donors to verify this, I don't think she can be believed about this any more than she can about her other lies and manipulations. How old was she when she started trying to get pregnant - 14?

If the six kids she already had were 6 dogs, and she went to a shelter or rescue organization to adopt one or eight more, she likely would be denied. Or should be.

While shelters should not discriminate against people who are poor or unemployed, they do have a right to know how many and what kind of other pets are at home. Most responsible shelters would not adopt another dog to Octomom as to not contribute to a hoarding situation.
Which is what she is now - a hoarder of humans instead of pets. Human babies.

Did anyone else notice during the Ann Curry interview that when Nayda Suleman was reunited with her 6 kids after being in the hospital giving birth to the litter of 8, it was only her autistic son that made her emotional? She seemed to have a stronger bond with him than the others (at least from what was shown on TV), which raises even more concerns about her mental and emotional health.

Her autistic son is the most dependent on her and the one who may never separate and leave her. Autistic kids are perfectly capable of independence when they receive the proper intervention and care but I wonder if she’s provided any for him or if she even wants to. Someone needs to ask her what kind of special training and care he’s received with all the money she collected for his disability.

Even if she was completely truthful, she has exhibited so much narcissism and selfishness, popping out babies while going to school and expecting/ assuming her mother will just take care of them for her. She's placed her mother in a horrible no-win situation of either abandoning her daughter and her litters of grandkids, or sacrificing her own life to help raise them.

Octomom does not get to go to back to school with 14 children under the age of 6. She didn't get pregnant by accident. She insisted on all 6 of her remaining eggs be fertilized and implanted. She refused to selectively abort some of those embryos. Be careful what you wish for because you got it.

Why the hurry to finish her degree anyway? It's not as if she will be able to return to work for at least 5 years, more if any from this litter have cerebral palsy or mental retardation.

Finally, during the interview she mentioned wanting all these kids in order to be loved unconditionally.

NEWS: Our kids don’t love us unconditionally. We love them unconditionally.

Our kids yell and scream that they hate us because we won’t get them a Happy Meal or because we read their text messages; they walk ½ a block behind us because we embarrass them; they roll their eyes when we tell them for the 9567th time to wear a seatbelt.

But one day they mature and realize we did all those things because we love them unconditionally and they get it and realize they love us unconditionally.

If Suleman so desperately needs to be loved unconditionally, she should have adopted a dog or two.

2.11.2009

You've Got to Be Carefully Taught

You've Got to Be Carefully Taught
By Rodgers & Hammerstein

You've got to be taught to hate and fear,
You've got to be taught from year to year,
It's got to be drummed in your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a diff'rent shade,
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught before it's too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You've got to be carefully taught!