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Old 06-23-2019, 09:37 AM
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Kids aren’t chickens


A woman is accused of playing a game of 'chicken' with her SUV and her kids. Now her 3-year-old is dead. https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/23/us/su...ath/index.html


No word of any drugs involved, but there would have to be, right?
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Old 06-23-2019, 10:27 AM
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Well, shit:
"The child was first caught under the SUV's right tire, the release said. Stagg didn't stop right away and the toddler was hit again by the rear tire of the vehicle -- which weighs about 5,600 pounds, according to the release.
Stagg initially told police that she thought she hit a speed bump, the release said."
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Old 06-23-2019, 10:29 AM
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It says she had two older children removed by child protective services in 2013. Sounds like a real winner. Why the hell did they let someone like that keep those three kids? But hey, it's Texas!
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:18 PM
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She's only 26. (And has had at least five kids already.) She'll be locked up for about two years, it looks like.

She, and some other child not yet born, are going to be in the news again.
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:26 PM
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The woman's name? Lexus.
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:14 AM
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The woman's name? Lexus.
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No word of any drugs involved, but there would have to be, right?
Doesn't have to be. There are people this stupid. I can see someone thinking, "I'll drive toward the children and they will get out of the way. This will be a fun game for the kids." Two kids go one way and she turns the opposite way (because she didn't intend to run them over in the first place) but the other goes a different way. Being stupid, she never accounted for that possibility and she runs the kid over while she thinks she's being safe and avoiding the first two kids.
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:32 PM
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Hell, sane folks don't treat chickens that way.

I can't see anyone thinking "Hey, almost being run over by a car will be a fun game for the kids" without at least a lot of OTC cough syrup being involved, probably something a lot stronger.
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:39 PM
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Ten years max?! She should be removed from the gene pool.
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Old 06-24-2019, 02:21 PM
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The woman's name? Lexus.
And the kid's name? Lord Renfro.

I honestly don't see anything that looks like "chicken". I see the SUV backing up, the kids chasing after it (like they think she's leaving) and then all of a sudden she stops and starts moving forward. Would not surprise me at all if drugs and/or alcohol was involved.

As Kurt Vonnegut once said, "Just because you can reproduce, it doesn't mean you should."
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So....she drives straight at her kids, expecting them to get out of the way, right? In front of her apartment, where (I would assume) she often drives. Hits one of her kids, and thinks it's a speed bump? Parent of the year, right there.
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The kid was three? Three?

Jesus wept.
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Old 06-24-2019, 11:25 PM
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Stagg initially told police that she thought she hit a speed bump, the release said.
I have a hard time believing that she was thinking at any point in this situation.
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Ten years max?! She should be removed from the gene pool.
She appears to be working on that.




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Kids aren’t chickens


But she needs the eggs....
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Old 06-26-2019, 12:27 PM
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A kid like this, you don't eat all at once.
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Does anyone really believe this was a game, and not just booze/drugs?
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Old 06-26-2019, 12:55 PM
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Does anyone really believe this was a game, and not just booze/drugs?
I can buy that she doesn't have the maturity to know what is a fun game and what isn't. Neither do the kids, of course.

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A 23-year-old does not, sober, drive a car at a three-year-old and claim it was a game.
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A 23-year-old does not, sober, drive a car at a three-year-old and claim it was a game.
Could be that she's naturally impaired (i.e.: something ain't right in her head without the help of booze and/or drugs).
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Could be that she's naturally impaired (i.e.: something ain't right in her head without the help of booze and/or drugs).
That sounds likely to me.
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Old 06-26-2019, 02:47 PM
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Does anyone really believe this was a game, and not just booze/drugs?
As others have said, there are people in this world who can make really stupid decisions without any outside impairment.
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While clearly not the same thing as pointing a nearly 3 ton vehicle at children, as a preteen I'd deliberately ride my bicycle toward two younger friends of mine. We were having fun until some nearby adults pointed out how dangerous this was and thankfully put a stop to it before anyone got hurt.

Maybe this supposed adult never got that message.
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While clearly not the same thing as pointing a nearly 3 ton vehicle at children, as a preteen I'd deliberately ride my bicycle toward two younger friends of mine. We were having fun until some nearby adults pointed out how dangerous this was and thankfully put a stop to it before anyone got hurt.

Maybe this supposed adult never got that message.
Aaah, so it's your neighbors fault.
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As others have said, there are people in this world who can make really stupid decisions without any outside impairment.
I can't find it offhand, but several years ago there was a local story about a woman who was sitting in the passenger seat of a car, videotaping her teenage son driving. She kept laughing and prodding him to go faster, which he did. In the meantime one could hear a teenage girl in the backseat screaming in fright and begging him to slow down. But the mother (and I use the term advisedly) kept egging her son on, and he kept going faster. Until he inevitably lost control of the car and slammed into a bridge support, killing himself and several others, including the screaming girl. The woman survived, as did the videotape, which led to the prosecutor filing charges (something along the lines of "reckless endangerment"). She then tried to claim hardship because she had lost her beloved son.

(Another segment of the videotape featured her young — maybe five or six — daughter. When the woman said "shake your moneymaker" the little girl turned around, bent over and wiggled her bottom. What a role model.)
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Aaah, so it's your neighbors fault.


The fault obviously lies with the nut behind the wheel but some of us suspect mitigating circumstances were involved.
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...But the mother (and I use the term advisedly) kept egging her son on, and he kept going faster. Until he inevitably lost control of the car and slammed into a bridge support, killing himself and several others, including the screaming girl. The woman survived, as did the videotape, which led to the prosecutor filing charges (something along the lines of "reckless endangerment"). She then tried to claim hardship because she had lost her beloved son...
This (while tragic) reminds me of the definition of "chutzpah": to confess to the court that you killed both your parents, but request mercy because you are now an orphan.
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So....she drives straight at her kids, expecting them to get out of the way, right? In front of her apartment, where (I would assume) she often drives. Hits one of her kids, and thinks it's a speed bump? Parent of the year, right there.
I read this in another article, but that claim was made when she was first talking to the police and before they reviewed the surveillance video. She never thought it was a speed bump.

As for why she went over the kid the second time, who knows. Crazy or impaired I guess.
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Caller to 911: I think I ran over my kid! I thought it was a speed bump! I think he's dead!

Operator: Stay calm, ma'am. Are you sure he's dead?

[sound of car passing over bump a second time]

Caller: Okay, now what?
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Caller to 911: I think I ran over my kid! I thought it was a speed bump! I think he's dead!

Operator: Stay calm, ma'am. Are you sure he's dead?

[sound of car passing over bump a second time]

Caller: Okay, now what?
No! No! No! No! No!

You totally blew the set up of the world's funniest joke

Operator: Stay calm, ma'am. Make sure he's dead.

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She appears to be working on that.




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Caller to 911: I think I ran over my kid! I thought it was a speed bump! I think he's dead!

Operator: Stay calm, ma'am. Are you sure he's dead?

[sound of car passing over bump a second time]

Caller: Okay, now what?
I'm going to hell right along with you guys for cracking up at these. Shame they don't outweigh the utter tragedy of the subject, but there we go. For the avoidance of doubt, this is commentary, not criticism.
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Is the OP implying it's OK and/or common to play chicken with a chicken?
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I know the originals for the other jokes, but not for "But she needs the eggs..."

Which leads me to Dead Cat's comment. Well done. Or should I say "over hard"?
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I know the originals for the other jokes, but not for "But she needs the eggs..."
A man visit a psychiatrist, saying, “Doctor, my son thinks he’s a chicken.” The psychiatrist suggests that the boy be sent to an institution. “We’d like to do that,” says the man, “but we need the eggs.”
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