10 year old girl has baby, 10 year old girl raped by mother's boyfriend, 2008 presidential elections, barack obama, bloggers roundtable, democratic party, farai chideya, grandmaster flash, hilary clinton, john mccain, michael chaffer, news and notes, obama stans, obama supporters, republican candidates, the message
by vivrant thang on makes me wanna holler
Don’t push me cause I’m close to the edge
I’m trying not to lose my head
Now usually I don’t do this because I just don’t have time for multiple postings in one day. However, this was very necessary.
I did so much ranting last week that I promised myself I would focus on the music this week. After all, that is what this blog is supposed to be about for all intents and purposes. Unfortunately, that’s going to be pretty much impossible in the world we live in. Besides, as I mentioned, I just accepted a new job that is very politically focused so as I learn more about the issues, I’m sure I’ll have a lot more to say. I’ll always have a song for ya though!
Two things have got me close to the edge today. Before I get into all that, I would be remiss on a Super Tuesday if I didn’t say to any of my readers in primary states to be sure to get out and rock the vote! Being an Obama Mama, of course I would prefer that you “Barack the Vote!” However, I just want you to get out and cast an informed vote for the candidate of your choice.
Now there’s a chance that I won’t be saying this same thing in November.
I was listening to News and Notes with Farai Chideya yesterday, specifically the Bloggers Roundtable. One of the bloggers, a black male, said that he would vote Republican if Hillary was the nominee.
Relax, relate, release.
Farai asked him to expound on that. He said that Billary has revealed themselves to be racist, particularly with that comment about Martin Luther King and it taking a White person to get things done.
Okay. Let’s go with that.
Do people really think that the Republican party feels any differently? Do people really not think that the GOP believes that anyone other than John Q. WhiteMan can be the “Decider” for this country?
I was watching the last round of Republican debates because I believe in keeping my side eye on what they are up to on the other side of the aisle. I had to hit the Goose hard after watching that mess. It was that painful. They have absolutely no intention of ending this war until I have a complete head of gray hair to go along with the five strands I’ve already found.
McCain, the likely nominee, does not appear to be strong on the economy. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that the pressing issue for most people?
Readers, that blogger is not alone. This is a very scary thought for me that the hatred people feel for the Billary machine would outweigh the desperate need to rescue this country from the incompetent hands of another war-hungry cowboy. That blows my mind. I am going to need someone to explain this to me like I’m a three year old. Why? And please give me some other reasons besides you feeling duped by Billary. I accept that, but I need something more.
I sincerely want to understand this because at this point, I just want people that feel that way to keep their tails in the house on Election Day. I realize that is a harsh thing to say but I’m that worried about the direction this country is headed. Scratch that. Don’t stay home. Take the Average Bro approach and write yourself in as the candidate if you have to. But voting Republican?
I’m not saying that the Democratic party cares so much about us that we should blindly give them our votes. However, to say that you are voting across party lines for a candidate that will likely continue to push this sinking ship to the bottom of the ocean just to vote against Billary is frankly…well, let’s just say I strongly disagree with that. If you’ve always been a Republican or an Independent, then I can’t argue with that. However, I see this as just another case of Obama-itis. Stans*, wake up!
For anyone that chooses to comment, I will respectfully respond. Let’s be clear though, I will likely disagree. However, we always keep it respectful here in the comments. If you know anyone that plans to vote this way, please ask them to come here and respond. I really would like to be able to wrap my mind around this.
*update: 2/11 – Indeed, we don’t have the luxury of a protest vote. Preach!
As if this wasn’t enough, I have to read about this mess.
Tragedy of 10-year-old mom
The baby’s birth at University Hospital on Nov. 4 was routine.
What wasn’t routine was the fact the infant’s mother was just 10, impregnated by her mother’s boyfriend.
Now, social workers are trying to figure out how to unravel the mess involving one of the youngest children ever to give birth in Greater Cincinnati.
Michael Chaffer, 40, is accused of impregnating his girlfriend’s 10-year-old daughter, according to Hamilton County prosecutors. The baby has been taken from her mother and put in a foster home while the child-mother is now being taken care of by a relative. Her mother is not allowed to see the baby and can only see her daughter when supervised by social workers.
Lawyers jammed the courtroom Wednesday, representing the prosecutor’s office and all three generations of the family.The girl’s mother was warned not to let any adult men in her Lockland home while caseworkers tried to track down the infant’s father.
Paternity was not determined until Wednesday morning.Prosecutors say the girl’s mother ignored that order to keep adult men away from her child, and when a caseworker made a surprise visit to her Lockland home Jan. 4, they found Chaffer.
Read this story in it’s entirety here.
I think I’m going to let you all do the ranting on this one. I’ve done my share. I don’t know how many more ways I can express my anger over these type of situations. I’ve had about all I can take of these poor excuses for human beings masquerading as mothers and putting a man before the needs of their own child. Now this little girl has experienced things that she should have been shielded from because of her “mother’s” selfishness. Now she has to deal with the pain of being kept away from her baby that I’m sure she loves.
You already know that I hope they put Chaffer in Oz…in gen pop. He should enjoy his stay there.
*(again, not to be confused with supporters of which I am one).
First off, I have heard and read on blogs similar statements. It appears that people don’t want Hillary and may vote republican if she is the nominee. Sad, but the general consensus. I think people know the republican agenda will not benefit certain people but in order to send Billary a clear message they will not vote for her. I only hope it does not come to this…
On the other issue, I am literally sick to my stomach at the crap that some of these kids are forced to endure at the hands of irresponsible, inadequate and unequipped parents. This “child” is definitely scarred for life and taking the child from her just compounded the issue. It is sad no matter how you look at it.
Which candidate is in favor of castration???
vivrant thang said:
@ Regina – I pray it does not come to that either. That’s why Obama has to get in there! Hillary is too polarizing. Obama had it right when he said I could get Hillary’s votes but I’m not confident she could get mines. Damn right! That’s pretty clear!
Amen to which candidate favors castration! *applause* That should be a campaign issue. What are we going to do to protect these kids? What about the reform of social services and some of the rules that tie their hands? It’s killing our kids and scarring them for life. Ugh! Poor baby. Disgusts me.
As always, thanks for your comment.
Chaffer needs his throat cut. Yesterday.
My daughter is 10 years old. With that said, I am almost certain that I would be able to tell if she was having sex with someone. Apparently her mom either condones it or just doesn’t care about the welfare of her own flesh and blood. The Ways of The World sadden me. For whatever reasons, people refused to learn. I can understand some things, but not a 40 year old having sex with a 10 year old child.
I don’t have any intention of switching party votes. Although I hate the fact that Billary Clinton made those discouraging remarks…it doesn’t negate the Democratic Party entirely. I honestly don’t see how anyone can cast their vote for any GOP member besides Ron Paul.
McCain scares me. I can spot a bigot a mile away. Romney, eh. Huckabee appears to be the only candidate who gives the impression that he is a sensible human being.
If they vote GOP to keep Billary out of the Oval Office, then more power to ’em. I haven’t seen this much love given to a black voice since Tupac died in ’96.
And look @ vivrant thing with the double post.
vivrant thang said:
@ Don – Yes, I knew this story would strike a chord with you. And you’re right, if you’re a parent, you KNOW when your child is having sex if you’re paying attention. Her mother didn’t care. She cared about that man. And no, Don, that’s not to be understood by anyone human.
McCain scares me as well. I know just what you mean.
I still can’t wrap my mind around this concept though so I hope we get some opposing opinions in here.
vivrant thang said:
Listening to some election night coverage on What About Our Daughters. They are making some good points that I hadn’t considered.
1. There are a lot of first time voters who are supporting Obama that don’t know the history and may not have any party loyalty. They only know about the dirty politricks they have seen in South Carolina and about the comments Billary have made…which are certainly nothing to ignore. For those that If Obama is the only one who has inspired you, why would you want to vote for anyone else.
2. Apparently, there are some people that don’t view McCain as the scary Republican that I do. Then he has this Asian adopted daughter with a dark skin tone that he will likely parade and Black people will identify with her and think he’s “down.” *sigh*
A concerned PARENT! said:
These people are sick how could the mother even allow anyone near her child & let alone let her “boyfriend” gets her 10 year old daughter pregnant. The sad thing is this child went threw something that most women die from (childbirth) or can’t handle themselves and they sat back and watch this……. My 10 year old daughter still cries when she falls & hurts herself, so I can only imagine what this child experience. She just turned 10 before getting pregnant! (WTF) I don’t know how to continue this without going crazy I’m seriously pulling my hair out…… The mother I’m sorry she is not a mother the B***H needs to have her butt locked up or given the electric chair… If they don’t want to use the tax money then tattoo what happen to her daughter on her forehead & leave her a** in the streets I bet I’ll find her a** & show her……
Please teach the rest of these internet hooligans how to write and reasecrh!
vivrant thang said:
@ a concerned parent – I appreciate your comment. Believe me, I understand your rage. Thank you for being a CONCERNED parent .
B. Good said:
I couldn’t even read the details on that case with the 10-yr old because it made my insides hurt just hearing the title. I just……can’t.
And VOTING republican (especially as a democrat) is another cause for my insides to turn violently. I just……can’t.
vivrant thang said:
@ B- Trust me, I feel your pain!